Eoghan Mc Ginnity was the talk of the Mount Talbot One wall tournament as he defeated opponent after opponent to win the competition. This follows his recent victory in the Williamstown tournament. His first victory on Saturday began at the Four Roads centre and continued in the Mattie Mc Donagh Centre in Ballygar, County Galway. Eoghan went through each round of the competition without dropping more than a few points. Indeed it was felt that his final opponent, Jason O’Tuathail from Inis Mór would present the most difficulty. However he too was unable to score more than a few points as Eoghan displayed his full array of serves and killshots to win easily.
Further Harps successes followed. Justas Dambinskas beat up to four tough opponents to win the Plate competition in the Under 12 age group. Ramunas and Louise Mc Ginnity both reached the Semifinal stages in their respective competitions and Martin Mc Entee reached the Golden Masters final.
Monaghan Harps would like to thank the Mount Talbot officials for looking after our players and their parents throughout the weekend.
Our next outing is to the Feile competition and to the National One Wall competition in Dublin in early July.
Club Presentation. We held our Annual Club presentation Saturday night past in St.Mellans, it was a well attended night with almost all players who had won or were runners-up being represented, the club would like to thank the reigning Senior 40 x 20 Champion Terry Kieran from Carrickmacross who was there to do the presenting of trophies, Terry is always very welcome down to St.Mellans. Well done to all our club champions of 2011-12 season but a special word of congratulations must go to Frank Mc Kenna on winning the “Club Person of The Year Award”, a very worthy winner in all aspects of his club activates as was lined out by Kevin on the night, well done Frank. As the year comes to a close we would like to thank all our sponsors for their continued support year in and year out, without you all our competitions would not be possible, Tru Wood, Mono Furniture, Silver Hill Foods, Gola Furniture, The High House and Coalisland Fireplaces.
Feile Na Gael. The last remaining handball outing of the year The Feile na nGael Competition will take place over the first week of July the 5th & 6th in the newly constructed alleys in the City West Hotel which will be used for the World Championships in October, so boys get ready for the big stage and keep practising, the team is James Mc Kenna(SH), Gary Mc Kenna(D), Aaron Mohan, Ryan Mohan, Gary Mohan and Cormac Mc Kenna(SH).
Summer Play. As many club members as possible should avail of the free lighting in the alleys during some slightly summery evenings, remember parents get them in to the alleys during the wet evenings.