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Monaghan Harps notes (July 19)

July 19th, 2011

Fixtures: Tuesday, July 19: MFC Division One v Castleblayney (Home) at 7.45pm
 Thursday, July 21: RHL Final v Truagh in Scotstown at 7.30pm

Under-16 FL Division One v Carrickmacross (Home) at 7.30pm

Friday, July 22: Crawley Cup Final Clontibret v Scotstown Gavan Duffy Park at 7.30pm

Saturday, July 23: Under-12 FL Division One v Donaghmoyne (Away) at 1.15pm

Under-12 FL Division Four v Latton (Away) at 12pm

Sunday, July 24: SFC v Ballybay in Clontibret at 6pm

Under-14 HL Final v Carrickmacross in Blackhill at 12pm

Monday, July 25: Under-21 FL Division One v Aughnamullen (Home) at 7.45pm

Tuesday, July 26: MFL Division One v Scotstown (Away) at 7.45pm

Wednesday, July 27: RFL Division One v Scotstown (Away) at 7.45pm


Monaghan Harps Lotto: Numbers 8, 12, 19 and 21. Jackpot of €1,300 not won. Residual prizes: €100 Bernie Corrigan c/o Paddy Donnelly; €40 Rita McNally (Fairview Drive) c/o Paddy Donnelly; €40 Gerry Horgan c/o Cosy Bar; €40 Kevin Treanor c/o Séamus Treanor. Jackpot for Sunday, July 24 is €1,450.


Seniors: The seniors lost out away to Latton in a low-scoring league game last Sunday. Points from Shane Smyth, David Loughran, Emmett McArdle and Neil McAdam had our lads ahead by 0-4 to 0-3 at half-time, but Latton used the elements to their advantage in the second half to grind out a 0-7 to 0-5 win, despite Neil scoring his second point for us.

Team and scorers: Ronan McGann; Mark McCaughey, Aidan Óg McAnespie, Conor Devlin; Paul Rushe, Conor Galligan, Conn O’Hanlon; Peter Coyle, Neil McAdam (Capt., 0-2, 1f); Liam Hahessy, Shane Smyth (0-1), Philip Drohan; David Loughran (0-1), Emmett McArdle (0-1), Ashley White.

Sub: Nicholas Treanor for Loughran (50 mins)

The seniors play Ballybay in the preliminary round of the championship in Clontibret this Sunday at 6pm. Good luck to Mick McCormack, Garrett Coyle and the panel. We hope to see a good support for the team on Sunday.


Hurling: The club would like to wish the best of luck to the two Harps hurling teams playing in finals in the next few days, starting with the Reserve Hurling League final against Truagh, which takes place in Scotstown this Thursday. Best wishes also to Jim Dalton, his mentors and the Under-14 hurlers in their league final against Carrickmacross in Blackhill on Sunday at 12 noon. This young team have shown great determination to get to another final and are chasing a double after their championship success earlier in the year, so come along and give them plenty of support.


Reserves: The O’Duffy Cup team return to league action next Wednesday evening with an away game against Scotstown.


Minors: The minors play Castleblayney at home in the championship this evening (Tuesday) at 7.45 – we wish the team the best of luck. The lads are away to Scotstown in the league next Tuesday.


Championship games: Thanks to everyone who helped out at the Junior championship match last Friday. We host the Crawley Cup Final between Clontibret and Scotstown this Friday at 7.30pm and once again, all help would be greatly appreciated.

The Under-21s were unable to field against Scotstown on Monday. They are at home to Aughnamullen next week.


U-16: The Under-16s are at home to Carrickmacross this Thursday at 7pm.


U-14: Both Under-14 football teams had good wins over the weekend. The Division One team worked hard to battle their way to a two-point win at home to Scotstown on Sunday on a scoreline of 2-13 to 0-17. The Division Five team won well at home to Scotstown on Saturday. Goals by James Bourke and Kevin Hall helped the Harps lead by 2-4 to 0-1 after the first quarter, but the second quarter was more evenly-matched with the teams scoring 2-2 each – the Harps goals coming from Ben Kearns-Flynn and Kevin. The lads added ten points to their total in the third quarter, with Paul Peppard, Jack Deery and Ben kicking some fine scores. Kevin completed his hat-trick in the final quarter, while Ruairí Forde scored a great goal to make the final score 6-18 to 4-8.

Team and scorers: Dylan McAree (0-1); Jordan Clerkin, James Bourke (1-1); Ruairí Forde (1-0), Niall Ward; Paul Peppard (0-4, 1f), Grazvydas Simulis; Ben Kearns-Flynn (1-5), Jack Deery (0-4); Kevin Hall (3-0), Thomas Croarkin (0-2, 1f).

Subs used: Nathan O’Donoghue (0-1), Aiden Burns.


U-12: Both Under-12 football teams are away this Saturday. The Division One team play Donaghmoyne at 1.15pm, while the Division Four team have a noon start in Latton.


O-35: There was no luck for the Over-35s in the Scotstown recreational tournament last Saturday. Well done and thanks to everyone who took part for their efforts.


Well done: To Seán McKenna and Michael Mulligan, who represented the Harps in an Under-12 activity day at Croke Park recently.


Club Harps: Our current fundraising scheme is ‘Club Harps’, which presents a unique opportunity to invest in Monaghan Harps to maintain our central place in the community. It is targeted at past, present and future members of the club, seeking an investment in the maintenance and development of our facilities. Contact any committee member for more information. A meeting re ‘Club Harps’ takes place in the clubhouse next Monday at 9.30pm.


Sympathy: At last Thursday’s club meeting, a vote of sympathy was passed to Hugh McMahon on the death of his father.


GAA Super Camp: Learn new skills at a Super Camp, for boys and girls aged between 13 and 15, from August 2-4 at St. Macartan’s College. The camp costs €45 and each participant gets a free jersey.


Patio area: Club supporters are asked to keep the area in front of the clubhouse clear during matches, as this is club policy. Thanks for your co-operation.


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