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Monaghan Harps notes (January 30)

January 30th, 2012

Monaghan Harps Lotto: Results 22/1/12: Numbers 4, 8, 14 and 22. Jackpot of €2,950 not won. €100 Julieanne Treanor c/o Cosy Bar; €40 Paula McGinn c/o Nicholas Treanor; €40 Kay McQuaid c/o Sheila Treanor; €40 Mary Bramley c/o Philomena Hughes.

Results 29/1/12 Numbers 19, 20, 24 and 28. Jackpot of €3,100 not won. Residual prizes:  €100 Mary Keogh c/o Brian O’Sullivan (Hurling Club); €40 Mary Vance c/o John Harden; €40 Michelle Hughes c/o Philomena Hughes; €40 Marian O’Brien c/o Ashley White. Jackpot for Sunday, February 5 is €3,250. Lotto draw takes place in the clubhouse every Sunday night. All welcome.


Annual awards: The annual Monaghan GAA Awards night took place in the Hillgrove Hotel last Friday night and it was a good night for Monaghan Harps. The Hurling Club received a special youth achievement award on the night in recognition of the Under12 and Under-14 hurlers’ success in 2011 and Conor McDonnell was presented with the Handballer of the Year award. Congratulations to all involved.


Crawley Cup draw: We have been drawn at home to Éire Óg in this year’s Crawley Cup Reserve Football Championship First Round.


Membership: Membership fees for 2012 can now be paid to registrar Maurice Galligan c/o Cosy Bar or to Liadhan Treanor in the clubhouse. Fees are €20 per adult, €10 per child or €50 for a family of two adults and any number of children.


Dates to remember: We will host Monaghan Arch Club at Gavan Duffy Park on Thursday, February 23. Our annual juvenile presentation night has been set for Saturday, February 25 in the clubhouse. Club Officer training for Monaghan has been fixed for St. Macartan’s College on Saturday, March 10. The Senior Football League is due to start on Wednesday, April 11, with the reserve leagues beginning in early March. Our Saturday-morning juvenile coaching is due to restart on March 24.

Scór: We will be competing in Scór Sinsear, where we intend to enter a quiz team, musicians, singers and a sketch group. If interested, please contact Cultural Officer Gerard Clerkin on 086 8535992.


Main Pitch: Club members are reminded that the main pitch is closed until March 1 for essential rest and repair work. All pitch bookings for training sessions and matches this year must go through Jimmy Croarkin, who can be contacted at 087 1249635.


Coaching Courses: Anyone who wants to take part in a Foundations Coaching Course next month can contact Juvenile Club Secretary Val Forde at 087 9515175. See www.monaghangaa.ie for details of all upcoming coaching courses being run by the county board.


NFL: Good luck to the Monaghan senior footballers in Saturday evening’s National Football League game against Meath in Navan. Good luck also to our club representatives who are in Sigerson Cup action this week.


Aido File: The club AGM took place on Friday week last and saw a few new faces elected into office and a few old faces try to escape. The only notable loss was the one and only Joe Finlay who has stepped down as treasurer for the first time since he was appointed following the formation of the hurling club in 1977. The club would like to thank Joe for all his hard work and please God we see him throughout the years as our number one die-hard fan. Thanks Joe! Anyone with last man standing forms sold, please contact Jack immediately to get forms in and money collected!


Clubhouse: The Gavan Duffy Park clubhouse, which offers a comfortable lounge and function-room and ample car-parking space, is available to book for parties and functions, by contacting Liadhan Treanor at 086 7837204.

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