Weekly Notes & Archive


Harps Notes 23rd January 2017

posted 23 Jan 2017, 03:35 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Harps' Lotto jackpot, now £6700, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers were 1, 6, 18 & 27. £20 each went to Colleen McGandy, Enniskillen, Blanaid Flanagan, Derrygonnelly and Paddy Duffy, Derrygonnelly. We are in The Linnett Inn this week, with Gerald Greene, Anthony Murphy and Mary Cox on the controls.

The Harps are hosting what looks like a very useful seminar in the clubrooms on Thursday night January 26th, when  Fermanagh Coaching & Games would like to invite underage club coaches to a 'Coach the Coaches' session on delivering a Strength Programme within Clubs. The workshop will outline various movements/exercise that players should be doing to develop along with 'key coaching points', they will also be advised on what equipment clubs could purchase to aid the delivery of a strength programme. It’s a great opportunity for our coaches to get a handle on current thinking on this area, and it’s on our doorstep, so good turnout of Harps’ coaches is important.

Our club Dinner Dance takes place this Saturday night 28th January in the Killyhevlin with music by Power Struggle.  Tickets costing £25 are available now from Sean Flanagan, Gerald Greene, Brendy Rasdale, Francie Rasdale, Patricia Brennan, Nicola Cassidy, John McGovern, Gavin Duffy, Donal Corrigan or Peter Jones. Tickets should be ordered from any of the above by Wednesday to allow us to make appropriate arrangements in terms of organisation on the night. It is also important to note that we are very keen to start promptly at 7.30pm to have our meal, deal with the formalities, and enjoy a night of dancing and craic together. So please try arrive punctually.
Tickets for the GAA National Club Draw can now be purchased from any Club Committee member.  They are priced at £10 each and the top prize, which was won by one of our own club members last year, is a New Opel Corsa, with a variety of other really impressive prizes on offer as well. We hope that this event is well supported, and remind our promoters that we will be taking in returns on Saturday Feb 4th, so keep up the selling! All sellers will be contacted over the next week by their co-ordinator to remind them of the upcoming deadline.

Harps Notes 16th Jan 2017

posted 16 Jan 2017, 04:06 by Derrygonnelly Harps

Would all Club Committee members please note that our January meeting takes place this Thursday night at 9pm in the clubrooms.

The Lotto jackpot, now £6600, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers drawn were 12, 14, 22 & 23. £20 each went to Seamus Meehan, Monea, Brian McManus, Derrylin, and Patsy McCaughey, Kinawley. We are in Old Pals this Sunday night, with Brendy, Aidy Leonard and Mary Cox on duty.

Our club Dinner Dance takes place on 28th January in the Killyhevlin with music by Power Struggle.  Tickets costing £25 are available now from Sean Flanagan, Gerald Greene, Brendy Rasdale, Francie Rasdale, Patricia Brennan, Nicola Cassidy, John McGovern, Gavin Duffy, Donal Corrigan or Peter Jones. Tickets should be ordered from any of the above this weekend to allow us to make appropriate arrangements in terms of organisation on the night.
Tickets for the GAA National Club Draw can now be purchased from any Club Committee member.  They are priced at £10 each and the top prize, which was won by one of our own club members last year, is a New Opel Corsa, with a variety of other really impressive prizes on offer as well. We hope that this event is well supported, and remind our promoters that we will be taking in returns very soon, so keep up the selling!

Harps Notes 9th Jan 2017

posted 9 Jan 2017, 05:59 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Lotto jackpot, now £6500, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers were 4, 7, 25 and 26. £20 each went to Kevin Gilbride, Boho, Petula Holt, Monea, and Daniel Murray, Belleek.  We are in Old Pals this Sunday night, with Gavin Duffy, John Murphy and Mary Cox on duty.

Can all committee members note that the club's January meeting takes place next Thursday night January 19th at 9pm in the clubrooms.

Our Youth presentation event held last Saturday evening was very well attended and enjoyed by all present, a fitting reflection on a fine year for our young players. We had two very well received guests of honour in attendance, Michael Jones and Matthew Donnelly, and over the course of the evening, our teams received their medals and were acknowledged for their successes in 2016. Thank you very much and every credit to the volunteers who helped to organise and carry out the various aspects of this event. Special mention to Shane McGullion, who was the recipient of the Spirit of Damian Award, looking back on his contribution in different ways to our Minor team in 2016.   

Our Under 14s are out for their first training session of the year this Wednesday evening at 7pm.

Our club Dinner Dance takes place on 28th January in the Killyhevlin with music by Power Struggle.  Tickets costing £25 are available now from Sean Flanagan, Gerald Greene, Brendy Rasdale, Francie Rasdale, Patricia Brennan, Nicola Cassidy, John McGovern, Gavin Duffy, Donal Corrigan or Peter Jones. 
Tickets for the GAA National Club Draw can now be purchased from any Club Committee member.  They are priced at £10 each and the top prize, which was won by one of our own club members last year, is a New Opel Corsa, with a variety of other really impressive prizes on offer as well. We hope that this event is well supported, and that our promoters can give it a good go over the next few weeks. 

Finally, it was with sadness that club members heard of the passing of Maggie Duffy, Boho, last week. Condolences to her sons, daughters and grandchildren, many of whom are or were active club members.  

Harps Notes 3rd January 2017

posted 3 Jan 2017, 01:58 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Lotto jackpot of £6300, was not won last Tuesday night. The numbers were 1, 23, 26 & 29. £20 wins went to Lorraine McGinty, c/o P Brennan, Brigid Love, Monday and of course, the legendary Derrygonnelly Eggheads!! We are in Doogie's this Sunday night, with Aidy McGovern, John Maguire and Mary Cox on duty.
Our Youth Presentation event will be held in our clubrooms at 5pm on this Saturday January 7th for our successful Boys Under 16s, plus our Under 14 Boys and Girls teams. We have very interesting guests lined up to present the medals to our players and to share experiences with the groups, and we hope to have a good evening, well supported, to recognise our young players' successes. 
Our club Dinner Dance takes place on 28th January in the Killyhevlin with music by Power Struggle.  Tickets costing £25 are available now from Sean Flanagan, Gerald Greene, Brendy Rasdale, Francie Rasdale, Patricia Brennan, Nicola Cassidy, John McGovern, Gavin Duffy, Donal Corrigan or Peter Jones. 
Tickets for the GAA National Club Draw can now be purchased from any Club Committee member.  They are priced at £10 each and the top prize, which was won by one of our own club members last year, is a New Opel Corsa, with a rake of other top prizes on offer as well! We hope that this event is well supported, and that our promoters can give it a good go over the next few weeks. 
All members wish our Under 16 player Ronan McHugh a positive recovery from his leg injury sustained in the recent Ulster Colleges final and hope to see him back playing in the not too distant future.

Harps Notes 19th December 2016

posted 20 Dec 2016, 01:13 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Harps Lotto jackpot, now £6200, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers were 8, 12, 13 and 30. Our Christmas £50 prizes went to S & F White, Blaney, Gallagher Family 461 Derrygonnelly Road, Owen McCormick, Doogies, J Doogan & G Hoy, Monea, M & L Keaney, Garrison, Rory McGowan, Tonagh plus the legendary Derrygonnelly Eggheads! Promoters' prizes went to Doogies and Hugh Kelly. Our next Lotto draw will be on the evening of Tuesday 27th December in the Linnett Inn with Peter Jones, Gerry Gallagher and Mary Cox at the controls. The New Year's first Lotto will be back in Doogies on Tuesday January 3rd. Thank you to everyone who supports the club Lotto. We appreciate greatly also the work of people who sell Lottos for the Harps, they are one of the many bands of unsung heroes that make up a football club.

Our club gear order from O'Neills has arrived and two distribution sessions have taken place. The final distribution before the New Year will be this Wednesday from 7.30 to 9.30 at the clubrooms. Kevin Cassidy has put in a huge shift on this area all year, and thank you to him for this.

Our club's Youth AGM takes place on Thursday night December 29th at 7.30pm in the clubrooms. We have to plan and have our ducks in a row for every season, so this meeting is obviously important and we invite anyone who is interested in contributing to attend. If you think you might be willing to take a coaching role in the club in 2017 or if you wish to have an item on the agenda, do not be afraid to contact either Sean Flanagan or Garry Smyth before December 22nd. We look forward to a good meeting.

Following on from that, we have our Youth presentation night for our successful Boys Under 16s, plus our Under 14 Boys and Girls teams. This event will be held in our clubrooms at 5pm on Saturday January 7th. We have a very interesting guest lined up to present the medals to our players and to share experiences with the groups, and we hope to have a good evening, well supported, to recognise our young players' successes.
Our club Dinner Dance takes place on 28th January in the Killyhevlin with music by Power Struggle.  Tickets costing £25 are available now from Sean Flanagan, Gerald Greene, Brendy Rasdale, Francie Rasdale, Patricia Brennan, Nicola Cassidy, John McGovern, Gavin Duffy, Donal Corrigan or Peter Jones.  A great Christmas present! 

Tickets for the GAA National Club Draw can now be purchased from any Club Committee member.  They are priced at £10 each and the top prize, which was won by one of our own club members last year, is a New Opel Corsa, with a rake of other top prizes on offer as well! We hope that this event is well supported, and that our promoters can give it a good go over the next few weeks. 

What a brilliant achievement by Mickey Jones to represent Ulster and win a Railway Cup medal last Saturday. Congratulations to a player who is a credit to our club and sport in general. Congratulations to all of the Fermanagh players who were involved over the two matches.

Finally, it was with sadness that the club membership heard of the passing of Mrs Sue Magee, Monea last week. Sincere condolences to her immediate and extended family.   

Harps Notes 12th December 2016

posted 12 Dec 2016, 04:37 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Harps Lotto jackpot, now £6000, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers were 18, 19, 26 & 28. £20 each went to Collette Harte, Coa, Martina McCabe, Monea and Declan Gilleece, Boho. We are in the Cosy Bar this Sunday night, with Michael Glynn, Pat McGurn and Mary Cox on duty. This weekend's draw will also be our Christmas Lotto, with seven prizes of £50 plus two £50 promoter prizes. Would all promoters please try to ensure that your envelopes are initialled so you have a chance of winning the money.

Congratulations to Michael Jones on making his inter-provincial debut when he lined out for Ulster against Munster in the Railway Cup on Sunday, and good luck to him in the final against Connacht. It was great to see a fine player being recognised at this level.

Our club's Youth AGM takes place on Thursday night December 29th in the clubrooms. We have to plan and have our ducks in a row for every season, so this meeting is obviously important and we invite anyone who is interested in contributing to attend. If you think you might be willing to take a coaching role in the club in 2017, do not be afraid to contact either Sean Flanagan or Garry Smyth before the meeting. 

Following on from that, we have our Youth presentation night for our successful Boys Under 16s, plus our Under 14 Boys and Girls teams. This event will be held in our clubrooms at 5pm on Saturday January 7th. We have a very interesting guest lined up to present the medals to our players and to share experiences with the groups, and we hope to have a good evening, well supported, to recognise our young players' successes.
Our club Dinner Dance takes place on 28th January in the Killyhevlin with music by Power Struggle.  Tickets costing £25 are available now from Sean Flanagan, Gerald Greene, Brendy Rasdale, Francie Rasdale, Patricia Brennan, Nicola Cassidy, John McGovern, Gavin Duffy, Donal Corrigan or Peter Jones.  A great Christmas present! 

Our club gear order from O'Neills is almost ready, please keep a close eye on our Facebook and Twitter accounts for details for collection of gear.
Tickets for the GAA National Club Draw can now be purchased from any Club Committee member.  They are priced at £10 each and the top prize, which was won by one of our own club members last year, is a New Opel Corsa, with a rake of other top prizes on offer as well! We hope that this event is well supported, and that our promoters can give it a good go over the next few weeks. 



Harps Notes 5th December 2016

posted 5 Dec 2016, 03:27 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Harps Lotto jackpot, now £6000, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers were 12, 13, 14 & 17.  £20 each went to Paddy Greene, Coa, Mary Cox, Newtown, Derrygonnelly and Seamus Greenan, Garrison. We are in Old Pals this Sunday with Kevin and Garry on duty alongside Mary. 
There was a good turnout for our club AGM on Sunday.  A full list of club officers will be posted here next week.  Following the Chairmans address from John McGovern, Club Secretary Nicola gave us a excellent review of club activities throughout the year.  There followed a number of very detailed reports concerning Finance, Ladies, Youth and Health and Wellbeing.  Thank you to Fr Jimmy for facilitating our club mass for deceased members of Derrygonnelly Harps and Boho St Fabers on Sunday morning, and thank you to all those who participated in the mass.
Our Youth AGM is scheduled for Thursday 29th December in the clubrooms.
Our club Dinner Dance takes place on 28th January in the Killyhevlin with music by Power Struggle.  Tckets costing £25 are available now from Sean Flanagan, Gerald Greene, Brendy Rasdale, Francie Rasdale, Patricia Brennan, Nicola Cassidy, John McGovern, Gavin Duffy, Donal Corrigan or Peter Jones.  A great Christmas present!  Our club gear order from O'Neills is almost ready, please keep a close eye on our Facebook and Twitter accounts for details for collection of gear.
A Double DVD of the Senior and U16 Championship finals are available to order from Nicola, Wardy, Brendy or Anita costing £10.  Orders must be in by Monday 12th December and unfortunately cannot be guaranteed for Christmas.
Tickets for the GAA National Club Draw can now be purchased from any Club Committee member.  They are priced at £10 each and the top prize, which was won by one of our own club members last year, is a New Opel Corsa, with a rake of other top prizes on offer as well!
The club was represented at the Scor na nOg Ulster semi-final, which took place in Killeavey last Saturday night.  Unfortunately our competitors did not progress but thank you to them for all their efforts.
Finally, it was with sadness that our membership heard of the passing of Patricia Garrity, Enniskillen, and Michael Redmond, Wexford last week. Sincere condolences to the Brennan family and the Grannell family on their bereavements.

Harps Notes 28th November 2017

posted 28 Nov 2016, 03:20 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Harps Lotto jackpot, now £5800, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers were 1, 4, 9 and 20. £20 each went to The Keaney Family, Belcoo, Lisa Galligan, Belleek and Gabriel Keown, Garrison. We are in the Cosy this Sunday and Eamonn Greene, John Ferguson and Mary are on duty.

The big event for the club is our AGM this Sunday. All club members are invited to attend this meeting, in which we hear a number of reports from various areas of club activity and consider priorities for 2017. Start time is 5pm.

Well done to St Patrick's PS quiz team which has qualified for the Cumann na mBunscoil Ulster finals after attending the Fermanagh event on Friday.

Well done also to the club's hardworking Health and Wellbeing Committee, who rounded off an excellent year's programme last week with the involvement of over twenty of our youth players in a 'Recipes for Success' event, greatly enjoyed by all participants. Then on Saturday, we facilitated a safeTalk event in the clubrooms, in which participants learned to recognise a person with suicidal thoughts and connect them with resources which would help them to choose to live. Thank you to everyone who helped out around these events.

Harps Notes 21st November 2016

posted 21 Nov 2016, 03:31 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Harps Lotto jackpot, now £5700, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers were 7, 11, 19 & 28. £20 each went to Helene McGlone, Derrygonnelly, Lucy and Ellie Chesters, Enniskillen and Aidan Duffy, Monea. We are in Doogies this Sunday night, with John, Louise and Mary on duty.

Next Saturday evening, as part of our Health and Wellbeing programme, the club will be hosting a suicide alertness training in the Clubhouse, starting 4.45pm.  safeTALK helps participants recognise a person with thoughts of suicide and connect them with resources who can help them in choosing to live. Participants don’t need any formal preparation to attend the training—anyone age 15 or older who wants to make a difference can learn the safeTALK steps. This is invaluable training and we invite and encourage club members, coaches, players and anyone from the wider community, or who may be involved in other organisations of whatever nature to come along.  Refreshments will be served and the training is open to everyone. Please register your interest by emailing eadaoin.love@outlook.com

The club was represented at the Scorn na nOg, which took place in Donagh last Sunday night, and many congratulations to our winners in the Instrumental group section, and also to Recitation winner Odhran Harbinson. The Ulster semi finals take place in Killeavey on December 3rd.

Don't forget, the Harps' AGM takes place on Sunday December 4th, and our Dinner Dance is booked for January 28th.

Harps Notes 14th November 2016

posted 14 Nov 2016, 03:47 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Lotto jackpot, now £5600, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers were 5, 17, 22 & 29. £20 each went to Raymond Gregg, Belleek, The Corrigans, c/o Dominic, Derrygonnelly and Graham Kent, Derrygonnelly. We are in The Linnett Inn this Sunday night with Gerald Greene and Anthony Murphy plus Mary on duty.

Commiserations to our Under 16s whose season ended with a defeat at the hands of St Eunan's Letterkenny in the Spirit of Paul McGirr tournament on Saturday. Our opponents played very well, and were a very strong group of players. The Harps lads showed plenty of endeavour and created good chances over the hour. As ever, the step up proved to be very challenging indeed. Nonetheless, this group of Harps players has had a fine year, and they can be proud to have achieved the double as they did. Thank you very much to Anthony, Aidy and Roger for their commitment and great efforts with the group. Thank you also to our sponsors the Meehan family, of Stratus Construction, New York.

A few dates to note, please be aware that our club AGM will be held on December 4th. The club's Dinner Dance is also booked for January 28th.  

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