Fixtures: Tuesday, July 5: MFL Division One v St. Patrick’s (Away) at 7.45pm
Thursday, July 7: Under-16 FL Division One v Truagh (Away) at 6.30pm
SHL v Inniskeen (Home) at 7.45pm
Saturday, July 9: SFL v Doohamlet (Home) at 7pm
Under-12 FL Division Four v Drumhowan (Home) at 12pm
Under-12 FL Division One v Emyvale (Home) at 1.15pm
Monday, July 11: Under-12 HL v Cootehill (Away) at 6.45pm
Under-16 HL v Cootehill (Away) at 8pm
Monaghan Harps Lotto: Numbers 7, 8, 17 and 28. Jackpot of €1,000 not won. Residual prizes: €100 Liam McLoughlin c/o Brian O’Sullivan (Hurling Club); €40 Nathan O’Donoghue c/o Michael O’Donoghue; €40 Aoife Finnegan c/o Noel Hennessy; €40 Shane Treanor c/o Cosy Bar. Jackpot for Sunday, July 10 is €1,150. Lotto draw takes place in the clubhouse every Sunday night. All welcome.
Cúl Camp: The VHI Monaghan GAA Cúl Camp at Gavan Duffy Park takes place next week from Monday to Friday (July 11-15), featuring football, hurling, camogie and handball and catering for boys and girls aged between 5 and 13. The cost is €55 per child, €50 for the second child from the same family and €45 for the third child. The camp supervisor is Ann McKenna, who can be contacted at 087 7580150. More information is available on the Monaghan GAA website.
SFL: The senior footballers lost at home to Castleblayney last Friday. Playing with a numerical disadvantage for most of the game and after conceding two early goals, our lads were always facing an uphill battle, but 1-1 by David Hughes, two frees by Donal Hahessy and a good point by Liam Hahessy left us trailing by 1-4 to 2-6 at half-time. Frees by Neil McAdam (two) and Donal and a point by Shane Coyle kept Blayney within reach and a late goal by sub David Loughran raised hopes of a dramatic comeback, but Blayney closed the game out to win by 2-12 to 2-8. Doohamlet are the visitors to Gavan Duffy Park this Saturday.
Team and scorers: Conall McKenna; Conn O’Hanlon, Stephen Driver, Mark McCaughey; Shane Coyle (0-1), Conor Galligan, Ronan Garvey; Neil McAdam (Capt., 0-2f), Peter Coyle; Liam Hahessy (0-1), David Hughes (1-1), Pat Murphy; Donal Hahessy (0-3f), Emmett McArdle, Ashley White.
Subs: Ado Óg McAnespie for Garvey, Conor Devlin for O’Hanlon, Philip Drohan for White, Paul Kelly for Driver (inj.), David Loughran (1-0) for L Hahessy.
SHC: The senior hurlers were knocked out of the championship when they lost to Truagh on Sunday. The Harps led through most of the first half and a goal by Raymond Lee made it 1-7 to 1-5 at half-time, but Truagh improved in the second half to win by 2-12 to 1-9. The hurlers are back out tonight (Thursday) with a senior league game at home to Inniskeen.
Team and scorers: Robbie Healy; Éanna Finlay, Paul McGrath, Gavin Baxter; Pat Meehan, Adrian Dalton, Jack Lee (Capt., 0-1); Aidan Connell, Aidan Óg McAnespie; Conn O’Hanlon (0-1), Alan Ryan (0-4, 3f), Maurice McKenna (0-1); Paul Lee (0-1), James Gallagher, Raymond Lee (1-1).
Subs: Conor Cahill for Finlay, Frank Burke for Gallagher, Conor Curley for P Lee.
Reserves: The O’Duffy Cup team had a good win at home to Magheracloone in the RFL Division One last Wednesday. Liam Hahessy scored 1-3 in the first half, including a superb individual goal, to help us take a 1-8 to 1-3 half-time lead, while Ashley White kicked some great frees and John McCoy and Paul Kelly hit a point each. Ashley added a couple of points early in the second half, before Liam scored his second goal of the game, while Conn O’Hanlon scored two points and subs David Loughran and Mark Mulhall also got on the scoresheet as we pulled away to win by 2-14 to 1-7.
Team and scorers: Conall McKenna; Pat Murphy, Paddy Kelly, Fionntán Cassidy; Conn O’Hanlon (Capt., 0-2), Conor Devlin, Aidan Connell; Philip Drohan, Ronan Garvey; Paul Kelly (0-1), Ashley White (0-5, 4f), Gary Murray; Liam Hahessy (2-3, 0-2f), John McCoy (0-1), Finnian McKenna. Subs: David Loughran (0-1) for Paul Kelly (inj.), Mark Mulhall (0-1) for F McKenna, Bernie Murphy for McCoy, Johnny Sherry for Cassidy, Brian Driver for Murray.
U-21: The Under-21s got their first win of the season at home to Donaghmoyne on Sunday. A goal and a point by Niall Greenan, three points from Colm Reilly and two from Mark Mulhall had the Harps ahead by 1-6 to 0-3 at half-time and at the start of the second half, but two frees by Mulhall and a point from play by Pauric Redden kept our lads ahead, before Paul Kelly fired in our second goal. Donaghmoyne rallied strongly, scoring 1-4 in the last seven minutes, but an Emmett McArdle point two minutes from time proved to be the winner for our lads, who have a bye next week.
Team and scorers: Conall McKenna; Colm Flynn, Conor Campbell, Darren McMahon, Fionntán Cassidy, Niall Clerkin, Mark Campbell; Emmett McArdle (0-1), Paul Kelly (1-0); Conor Callan, Mark Mulhall (0-4, 2f), Niall Greenan (1-1); Liam Hahessy (Capt.), Colm Reilly (0-3), Pauric Redden (0-1).
Subs: Daniel Duffy for Reilly, Brian Driver for M Campbell, M Campbell for Driver (inj.), C Reilly for Callan.
Minors: The minors won their first game after the exam break at home to Clontibret last Tuesday. The Harps had the better of the first half, with Shane Hannon (four) Fearghal McMahon (three) and Michael Galligan kicking points, but some missed chances and a late goal for Clontibret meant there was just a point in it at half-time: 0-8 to 1-4. Fearghal added four points to his tally in the second half, while Michael scored two to lead the Harps to a hard-earned 0-14 to 2-6 win. The minors are away to St. Pat’s this evening (Tuesday) in Drumhowan.
Team and scorers: Ryan Shields; Pauric Murphy, Colm Flynn, Darren McMahon; Conor Forde, Niall Greenan, Benin Devlin; Niall Treanor, Evan Doherty; Shane Hannon (0-4), Michael Galligan (0-3, 2f), Paddy Clarke; Dylan McMahon (Capt.), Shane Loughran, Fearghal McMahon (0-7, 2f). Subs: Colm Galligan for Clarke, Myles Dwyer for C Galligan.
U-16: The Under-16 footballers lost away to a strong Scotstown team last Thursday and they are away again this evening (Thursday), when they play Truagh.
U-12: The Under-12 Division One team won away to Killanny last Saturday and are at home to Emyvale this Saturday at 1.15, after the Division Four team play Drumhowan at 12 noon.
O-35: The Over-35s missed out on the shield final when they where narrowly beaten by a strong Clontibret team last Saturday evening. The Harps team had a lot of regulars missing, but there were some notable performances, particularly from Damien O’Leary, Paul McArdle and Gerry Maguire. Training to recommence on Friday week, July 15 at 7pm. anyone interested in playing please contact Dermot Brannigan at 087 2309381.
Pitch booking: Can all mentors that have their training session on Tuesday evenings please contact Brian Harvey at 0860825118.
Handball: Congratulations to the four Harps players who competed with the best players in handball at the One-Wall Nationals in Castlebar last weekend. Ramunas played extremely well in his first major one-wall competition while Terry McElvaney also advanced from a very competitive group. Both Caileán Myles and Ryan Mooney won their opening games and proved that the new courts at Rooskey have been a great addition. In fact, Ryan made it to the semi-finals, where he lost to Diarmuid Mulkerrins of Galway. This was a fantastic achievement for Ryan and the Harps club. All our players were amazed at the skills of the Puerto Rican and American players. Thanks to Séamus McKenna for looking after the boys. They all now proudly wear their new One-Wall jerseys.
Bootcamp Fitness Class: A great outdoor group exercise class that mixes bodyweight exercises with interval training and strength training. Six-week course: €40 per course, male and female, commencing Wednesday, July 13 at 7.30pm in Kilmore Football Field Scotstown. For details, contact 086 3271173 or 087 0970517.