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Monaghan Harps notes (February 7)

February 7th, 2012

Monaghan Harps Lotto: Numbers
3, 13, 17 and 27. Jackpot of €3,250 not won. Residual prizes: €100 Kathleen
Whitney c/o Mick Farrell; €40 Róisín O’Sullivan c/o Hurling Club; €40
Bernadette Ginley c/o Paul Connolly; €40 Mary Bramley c/o Philomena Hughes.
Jackpot for Sunday, February 12 is €3,400. Lotto draw takes place in the
clubhouse every Sunday night. All welcome. Monica and Paudge Connolly are on
duty this Sunday.


Monthly meeting: Our club meeting for February takes place this Thursday
night at 8pm, preceded by the juvenile meeting at 7. A good attendance at both
would be appreciated and Chairman Dermot has promised to have the senior
meeting wrapped up in an hour!

County Board meeting: The club was happy to host the monthly meeting
of Monaghan County Board at the Gavan Duffy Park clubhouse last night (Monday).
Thanks to the club members who helped out.


Membership: Membership 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. Supporters are asked to pay their subscription as soon as
possible, as GAA rules dictate that membership must be paid by the end of March
in order to have full voting rights at AGMs. All players are reminded that they
must be a paid-up member of the club.

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. Our
Saturday-morning juvenile coaching is due to restart on March 24. We are also
planning a white-collar boxing night for the end of March. Keep an eye on the
club notes for more detail in the run-up to the event.


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 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.


Aido File: The last man standing fundraiser started our
financial year off on a good note! Thanks to Jack for organising the event and
all who sold and bought tickets. Training is to begin this weekend so all
involved please contact Robbie in regards to our opening session for full
details. Rumour has it Healy has been up and down the hill in Rooskey every day
during February shouting ‘championship pace’ over and over again. Next
fundraiser will be the club table so ears to the ground for final dates and

NFL: Good luck to the Monaghan
senior footballers in Sunday’s National Football League game against Kildare in

Sympathy: We offer sympathy on behalf of the club to
former player Patrick Creighan on the death of his mother, Mary.


Handball: We had a clean
sweep at the County Under-11 Blitz last week when Eoghan McGinnity won the
competition proper and the Plate final went to Aaron Treanor.  Eoghan
mesmerised the large attendance with his serves, speed and kill shots.  He
defeated fellow Harps player Jakub Szkup 15-14 and 15-3 in a thrilling
final. Congratulations to Aaron and Eoghan and best of luck to Eoghan in
the County Under-12 Doubles which will take place soon. Not to be outdone our
adults also had a good weekend.  Conor McDonnell defeated Mickey Quinn of
Armagh over two games in the Ulster Golden Masters competition while Terry McElvaney
reached the Under-21 Ulster Final by virtue of a great display against
Christopher McKenna in the semi-final. Best wishes to Terry who will shortly be
competing in America in the Collegiate competition. By the time you read
this our court will have been repainted and will be ready for action once again.

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