Weekly Notes & Archive


SENIORS BACK IN COUNTY FINAL!

posted 11 Sep 2016, 11:45 by Derrygonnelly Harps   [ updated 11 Sep 2016, 11:46 ]

Well done to our seniors who have qualified for their second successive senior championship final with a very good performance today. There was a level of control throughout by the Harps which gave them the look of likely winners. The lads now play Erne Gaels, back in the final for the first time since 1981. The final will be on October 2nd in Brewster Park. 

 Derrygonnelly 2-13 v Devenish 0-9

The second game on the Brewster Park double header saw holders Derrygonnelly run out comfortable winners at the end by ten points.

The first half was a closely fought encounter with Devenish pointing early on through John O’Flanagan, Martin Doherty and Barry Mulrone.

Derrygonnelly though were to go in at the break leading 0-7 to 0-5 with Harps points coming from Neil Gallagher, Ryan Jones (2), Garvan Jones (2), Stephen McGullion and Paul Ward.

The second half started superbly well for Derrygonnelly with an early Jonathan McGurn goal launching his side in the superior and with further points from Garvan Jones, Declan Cassidy and Neil Gallagher it looked like Derrygonnelly would see out the second half comfortably.

Devenish did not throw in the towel just yet and hit points from Barry Mulrone and John O’Flanagan but Derrygonnelly’s superior scoring threat shone through with further scores from Conall Jones and a fourth point from Garvan Jones.

Derrygonnelly hit a late second goal well into injury time from the experienced Declan Cassidy and they can now look forward to putting their title on the line against neighbours Erne Gaels on Sunday October 2nd.

Derrygonnelly = Garvan Jones 0-4, Declan Cassidy 1-1, Neil Gallagher 0-2, Ryan Jones 0-2, Conall Jones 0-1, Paul Ward 0-1, Stephen McGullion 0-1, Gary McKenna 0-1.

Devenish = John O’Flanagan 0-3, Barry Mulrone 0-3, Martin Doherty 0-1, Jason Love 0-1.

(Thank you to Pauric McGurn for this article.)

Harps Notes 5th Sept 2016

posted 5 Sep 2016, 02:21 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Harps Lotto, now £4500, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers were 1, 3, 22 & 27. £20 each went to Nathan Jones, Boho, Claire Greene, Derrygonnelly, and L Magee, Belleek. We are in the Linnett Inn this Sunday night. Gerald Greene and Anthony Murphy are on duty with Mary.  

The club’s September committee meeting will take place on Thursday night at 9pm sharp in the clubrooms. We have a few significant items on the agenda, so hope to get as many members as possible in attendance.

It has been variously described as brilliant and bonkers, but there is no doubt that last Saturday night’s ‘Mr and Mrs’ competition was a super success, and very well supported indeed. On behalf of the organisers, the club would like to thank so many people for their generosity and support. Big thanks in particular to Sean and Sharon Flanagan for hosting and BBQ. We had a great set of prizes donated by Martin and Patricia Brennan, Dennis Keaney, Toddle In Nursery, Collette and Eustace Tierney, Caroline Greene, Jackie and Bug Cassidy, Tempo Glass, Siobhan Hodgson, Cara Pharmacy, Mairead Taylor, Gerald Green, Lilleys Centra, Emmy Burns, Tracey Hoy, Geralyn Cox, Brian Hoy and Sean Mc Loughlin. A very grateful acknowledgement to contestants Jackie and Eoghan, Garvan and Melissa, Dermot and Lynne, Colin and Andrea, Ru and Gail and special congratulations to our star winning couple, Roger and Trish McGovern, who took the event by storm. There was a great effort around this fundraiser from the whole Ladies team, especially Shannon McGovern who did a great job printing posters and tickets and putting up decorations. Thanks also to Dave Burke for sound engineering and general help on the night. The entire event was presented in a most entertaining way, but was well planned, so full credit to all of the organisers of the night, but it would be remiss not to pay tribute to our host Niall Elliott, who just got on a roll and kept going, and his wife Christina who, he says, made sure he kept things in good taste. Well done everyone. 

There are two other events coming up soon, with the Derrygonnelly 5k and 10k run, organised by Churchill Ladies at midday on Saturday September 17th. This run is the ultimate goal for our own couch to 5k runners, who have been working towards it twice a week now since the start of the summer. All of our members have put in a great effort, and are progressing very well indeed.

Then, on Friday night September 23rd we see Derek Ryan and his band return to the town. Derek’s shows are always so popular, and he gives his best all the time. We look forward to seeing music and dancing fans from near and far on the floor at this event.

At Underage level we have two teams still in action, with our Under 16s hosting Enniskillen Gaels this Thursday evening. They had a good home win against Belnaleck last week. Our Under 12s lost out narrowly in a very good game against Teemore last Saturday, in which both sides contributed a lot to a very enjoyable encounter. They host Belcoo this Saturday, with an earlier than usual throw-in time of 11 o’clock. Our Under 10s hit the road shortly after 8 o’clock last Saturday morning as they journeyed to Pearse Og Armagh to take part in the Donal Powell Memorial Tournament, with twenty seven clubs from across Ulster battling it out in groups and a knock-out stage. Our lads impressed in the group stages against Clontibret, Culloville and Clann Eireann, before losing out to Armagh Harps in the quarter final. This competition and indeed the Trillick tournament the week before, have been very useful reference points for this talented group of players. Please note also that this Sunday sees our final coaching session of the year.

Our seniors are back in championship action this Sunday as we face our neighbours Devenish in what promises to be a hard fought semi final. Good luck to the squad, and we hope we can have a great turnout of supporters to cheer the lads on. Throw-in at Brewster Park is at 3pm.

Fianlly, it was with sadness that the club committee heard of the recent bereavement suffered by the Gallagher family, with the passing of Sean McArdle, and also the passing of Leo Griffin, who was part of the Cassidy family. Genuine condolences to both families, on behalf of all members.  

Harps Notes 29th August 2016

posted 29 Aug 2016, 00:41 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Harps Lotto jackpot, now £4400, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers were 2, 5, 21 & 26. £20 each went to Tara Kerrigan, Belcoo, Niamh Duffy, Monea and Caresa Kelly, Springfield. We are in The Cosy Bar this Sunday. Brendy and Aidy are on duty alongside Mary.

This Saturday night sees the club host a very novel fundraiser, as we host a Mr and Mrs competition. Entertainment is guaranteed as you watch our carefully selected couples battle through a series of challenges to be crowned the ultimate Mr and Mrs!! Action starts at 8pm, and £10 entry includes BBQ and DiscoAs well as people paying on the night, tickets are also available through any of our Ladies' players or in the Cosy, Casson or Chips and Co. We hope to see a good crowd to support this fundraiser.

Congratulations to our senior team on defeating St Josephs to advance to the SFC semi against Devenish on the weekend of September 11th/12th. The lads played particularly strongly in the final quarter to take a deserved victory. Congratulations also to the large number of volunteers who came out to prepare for and then run the championship double header last Saturday evening. Canon Maguire Park looked immaculate, and the clubs volunteers ensured that the event was well run. To everyone involved in every aspect from catering to pitch preparation to traffic management to Lotto sellers, thank you very much.

Our Under 16s are at home to Belnaleck this Thursday evening at 7pm in the league, then they face Brookboro in the championship next Tuesday evening at Brewster Park. Our Under 12s are away to Teemore in the first match of the last stage of their competition at 4pm. Good luck to all of these teams.

The club is hosting the Action Cancer Big Bus this Thursday again. There may be a small number of screening appointments or health check slots available still, so please check on 028 90803344 or www.actioncancer.org/appointments to avail of these. They are free and on our doorstep.

Make a note in your diary for September 23rd, which sees the return of Derek Ryan and his band to the community centre. This is always a great show, and we look forward to seeing people from near and far on the dancefloor.

Finally on behalf of club members sympathy s extended to the Ferguson family, Tully, on the passing of Mrs Maguire, Aughoo, last week.

HARPS PROGRESS TO SFC SEMI.

posted 28 Aug 2016, 13:04 by Derrygonnelly Harps

Derrygonnelly Harps 1-14

St Joseph’s 1-9

The Harps progress to a championship semi final meeting with neighbours Devenish after this first round victory over another familiar opponent in Brewster Park today.

The first half won’t go down in history for its quality of play, the Harps having started off with an excellent Declan Cassidy goal after three minutes, with the ball being moved quickly through maybe seven players before Deccy strode through and smashed it home. Not long afterwards, Marty McGrath found himself alone in enemy territory to score just as good a goal for St Josephs. Those were definitely the highlights. After the initial goal-fest, the Harps tagged on two points from Jonny McGurn, from a free and a fifty, before McGrath made his way up the field again to finish for a good point to level things up, Enda Cassidy had scored a nice point from play just before that. Garvan McGinley found himself close enough to fist over and put the Harps one up again, before perhaps the key moment of the game. Marty McGrath was shown the black card for a high pull down tackle on Paul Ward. At the time, it looked a tough decision (not sure it was an attempt to “deliberately pull down an opponent”) and as ever maybe a yellow would have been ok for a high tackle. But!!!... Marty had already been very lucky to escape unpunished for a pretty ridiculous rugby tackle on Ryan Jones prior to that, so he should probably have received two yellows anyway, in this writers opinion. He was a big loss to St Josephs, as he was having a good game. Not sure they were ever going to beat the Harps without him.

There was one more score as a good ball from Ryan Jones in to Jonny saw him lay off to Stephen McGullion for a point. Half time: 1-4 to 1-2. It is worth pointing out that Deccy Cassidy was very prominent in a lot of our play, particularly in the first twenty minutes of the half. Deccy really does dictate the tempo of the Harps’ play at times.

The third quarter of the game saw the margin stay much the same with Jonny (big free) and Manus Maguire (good long range point) exchanging scores, before two good points from play by Conall Jones and Wardy. Neil Gallagher held possession well for the first of these, and pinged a good ball in from long range for the second score. Darren McCusker had two scores, one from a free, before Jonny exchanged two points with Peter Gormley and Paul McCusker to still leave three in it entering the final quarter. But the Harps came strong at this point, with Garvan McGinley’s second point, followed by Jonny’s second fifty of the day. He had another free, and the Harps were moving away a bit. Garvan Jones burst through for a point, Jonny had another point and we moved on home with a further exchange of scores between Darren McCusker and a Garvan Jones free. So the Harps were clearly the stronger team when it had to be taken in the last fifteen minutes. Jonny McGurn played well in general and totalled 0-7 for the hour, so he can see and build on the progress he has made considering where he was in the pecking order twelve months ago. Shane McGullion was also very impressive, intercepting and pushing out a lot very effectively. Garvan McGinley’s two points were grand, but it was the quality of his defending to keep Deccy McCusker relatively quiet that was maybe even more notable. There were quite a few ‘played quite well’ in an overall performance that was ok, nothing more. 

Devenish showed plenty of appetite for the championship in the final quarter against Teemore in their quarter final, and they will relish the position they go into the semi hunting the Harps. The Harps will have to raise it to qualify for the final.  

Dermott Feely, Denis greene, Stephen Burns, Shane McGullion, Neil Gallagher, Mickey Jones, Garvan McGinley, Ryan Jones, Garvan Jones, Deccy Cass, Leigh Jones, Conall Jones, Paul Ward, Jonny McGurn, Stephen McGullion, Gary McKenna, Conor Hoy, Kevin Cassidy, Stephen Jones.

Harps Notes 15th August 2016

posted 16 Aug 2016, 07:33 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Harps Lotto, now £4200, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers were 19,  20, 29 & 30. £20 went to Emma Dolan, Belleek, Kieran Gilleece, Boho and Eilis Campbell, Derrygonnelly. We are in Doogies this Sunday night. John Maguire and Aidy McGovern are on duty along with Mary. 
There will be a short club committee meeting this Thursday night at 9pm. The meeting will look to deal with arrangements for hosting the championship double header. 
Congratulations to our Junior squad and their management on winning the Erne Cup 1 in a dramatic final on Saturday evening. They have to focus now on the Reserve Championship match against St Pats this weekend, but deserve every credit for their determination and efforts in a memorable final quarter and the efforts of all of the players who helped the team to qualify for the final. Our seniors finish off their league programme away to Teemore this Sunday. 
At underage level, Saturday was a busy day for our players and coaches. Our Under 10s had a great day away in Belleek  at a Go Games blitz, playing really well in matches against Erne Gaels, Aodh Rua Ballyshannon, Ballintra, and Realt na Mara Bundoran. Thank you very much to Erne Gaels for the invite to this event. Our Under 12s hosted Lisnaskea in their penultimate Section A game that afternoon. The visitors played very well to  take a good win and provide our players with a pretty good reference point for how to play. The Harps were also represented on all three Fermanagh Academy squads in action on Saturday. Aidan McKenna and Conor Maguire lined out against Down and Armagh for the Under 17s, Debhan McGovern played very well as the Under 16s had impressive wins against Louth and Wicklow, and finally Ronan McHugh, Leigh Green, Rian McGovern, Gareth McGovern and Daragh Burke lined out and learned their trade further at Under 15 level against Antrim and Monaghan. Well done to all these lads. Our Under 16s should recommence their league shortly when the groupings are finalised at youth board. 
Finally, make a note in your diary for September 23rd, which sees the return of Derek Ryan and his band to the community centre. This is always a great show, and we look forward to seeing people from near and far on the dancefloor.

LATE DRAMA SEES HARPS SNATCH LEAGUE TITLE!

posted 13 Aug 2016, 14:09 by Derrygonnelly Harps

Harps 2.10

Roslea 1.11

The excitement in the final quarter of this game means that it won’t be forgotten for quite a while. Fifteen minutes into the 2nd half, Roslea led by two on a 1-8 to 1-6 scoreline, having scored four points on the bounce in the third quarter to no reply from the Harps. Finally, in the 18th minute of the half, Garvan McGinley got us moving again, followed by another in the twentieth minute to level up. Still, we were struggling to get any conviction in our play, and Roslea’s excellent forward Niall Beggan put the Shamrocks one up with five to play. Lee Jones, who came on as a sub and put us on the front foot generally, went on a long solo run in the 28th minute. He carried the ball seventy yards, and, rapidly running out of ideas, was glad to give the ball to Kevin Cassidy. Keeves stepped inside his man and levelled from forty yards for 1-9 apiece! We’d have taken the draw for sure, but there were three minutes of injury time called. A minute later, Niall Clerkin, Roslea’s other excellent forward on the night, nailed a great score to put the Shamrocks clear again. Fair play to the Harps, they still wouldn’t lie down, and a 31st minute move involving Cassidy and Barry McGrath saw Shane McGullion get on the end of the high ball and have the cop on to slip the ball into the net rather than blast it at any defender! Huge cheers! Clerkin bagged another point, but a minute later, Shane found space again as Roslea committed forward and he nailed another score. Harps snatch victory from what looked like being a disappointing defeat in truth.

The first half saw the Harps lead 1-6 to 1-4 at the break. Petie Gall had a great opener in the third minute, and Conor Hoy sidefooted a point in the 9th, before 1-2 from Roslea via Cathal Lynam, Niall Clerkin from a 50’ and a good hard low finish from Shane Lynch off the post. We were a bit too deep and struggling to get out with any real drive, but a long ball out and good handpass from Kevin Cassidy put Foss through, he was hauled down, and Jonny McGurn banged home the penalty. Garvan exchanged points with Clerkin and Kevin Barry McCusker, before a three point burst two from Garvan, one good score from play by Jonny, saw us two up. Roslea had a good strong third quarter, and we had a pretty bad one, conceding four points and lucky that was all in truth, before we got it going again when it mattered. Well done lads.

For Roslea, they had two particularly good attacking performances from Clerkin and Beggan. Young Diarmuid McAleer handled a fair bit of ball for them as well, but they were always a wee bit vulnerable in defence if they hadn’t the numbers back. For the Harps, there were particularly solid performances from Stevie Jones at full back, marking the very dangerous Shane Lynch, plus Aaron Burke and later on Leigh Jones, gave us a bit of forward impetus. Jonny fetched and played a lot of ball throughout, and Garvan McGinley kept us in it at times. Credit also to Shane, and Kevin Cassidy for delivering at the death. Keeves won his first adult medal for the Harps in 1992, six years before Shane was born. That’s a good stat, that is.  


 

Harps Notes 8th August 2016

posted 8 Aug 2016, 02:29 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Lotto jackpot, now £4100, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers were 2, 11, 14 & 24. £20 each went to Dympna Burns, Boho, Kathleen McCauley, Monea and John J Duffy, Belleek. We are in Doogies this Sunday night with Donal and Gerard on duty alongside Mary.

Congratulations to our Under 14 girls and their managers who achieved our first trophy in a long time when they defeated Knockninny in the league final on Saturday on a 1-6 to 1-1 scoreline. They have put in a great effort, training along with the Under 16s initially, and then preparing together for this competition. Well done girls! Thank you very much to Louise Dundas for all of her work in this area of our club, and to Clare Cox and Garvan Jones who were the other managers. Well done also to Megan Maguire, who received the player of the final trophy. Good luck to Bronagh Smyth, who is playing at half time at Croke Park this Sunday in the hurling exhibition game.

Good luck to our Juniors who are in the Erne Cup Division One final this Saturday evening in Brewster Park at 7pm. We are up against Roslea, and can hopefully get onto the front foot early in the game, and achieve a result. Good luck to everyone involved with the squad. Our seniors are out on Sunday at 1pm against Belcoo at home.

At Underage, our Under 16s completed their fixtures in the first section of the league last week with a win over Kinawley, and await the re-organisation of teams into final leagues. Our Under 12s are at home to Lisnaskea this Saturday at 4pm.

Our Under 10s are travelling to Belleek this Saturday to play in a Go Games Blitz, the bus will leave the Casson at 11 o’clock. Please send a text to Brendy on 07968 330542 or get him a message any way to confirm that your son or daughter is available to travel. This is to ensure that we know how many players we will have for the matches.

We had a very healthy attendance at our Cul Camp last week. The youngsters enjoyed the activities and coaching very much. Thank you to all of the coaches and to the camp co-ordinator Keith Reilly. The Action Cancer and Cancer Focus buses which were at the grounds on Thursday and Friday last were well used also. Thank you to everyone who was involved with these Health and Well-Being initiatives.  

Finally, make a note in your diary for September 23rd, which sees the return of Derek Ryan and his band to the community centre. This is always a great show, and we look forward to seeing people from near and far on the dancefloor.

Harps Notes 1st August 2016

posted 1 Aug 2016, 05:15 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The club’s August committee meeting will take place this Thursday night at 9pm.

The Harps Lotto jackpot, now £4000, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers were 16, 23, 26 & 30. £20 each went to Peter Freeburn, Belleek, Nicola Boyle, Kinawley, and Peter Caswell, Derrylin. We are in the Linnett Inn this Sunday with Peter and Gerry on board alongside Mary.

As part of the Derrygonnelly Harps Health and Wellbeing Committee’s programme of events, Action Cancer's mobile unit, the Big Bus, is coming to Canon Maguire Park during Cul Camp on Friday 5th August. The Big Bus provides two services which are now available to book:

1. If you are a women aged 40-49 or over 70 you are eligible to make an appointment for breast screening on the unit. The charity is the only place in Northern Ireland for women outside of NHS age range to avail of a breast screening for free so this is a great opportunity. The screening takes only a few minutes and for the majority of women provides peace of mind. 

2. MOT health Checks are open to all regardless of age and gender and they are a great way to get a current picture of your health. The check takes about 20 minutes and you will be able to choose from a variety of options including blood pressure, cholesterol levels and peak flow. You will also stand on the body composition scales to receive a print out of details such as muscle mass, hydration levels, fat around your organs, and BMI. The health promotion officer carrying out your assessment will be able to provide advice and information about lifestyle improvements and cancer prevention.

Appointments are booked on a first come, first served basis, so book your appointment now by calling Action Cancer on 9080 3344 or visit www.actioncancer.org/appointments. Smoking Cessation Coordinator for the Western Health and Social Care Trust Kathleen McManus will also be on site on Friday 5 August from 11am-2pm, to offer support and advice.

On Thursday 4 August, the Cancer Focus Keeping Well van will also visit Canon Maguire Park from 10am-1.30pm. No appointment is necessary for this service which will provide health checks including: body composition, blood pressure, waist measurement, blood sugar levels, skin scanning, lifestyle advice, smoking cessation advice and much more. These services are open to the entire community, so please come along and avail of the opportunity to improve your health and wellbeing!

The club’s next fundraiser is coming in a few weeks time and it will prove to be a very original event! We are running a ‘Mr & Mrs (or nearly Mrs!)’ on Saturday 13th August from 8pm in The Cosy Bar. Entertainment is guaranteed as you watch our carefully selected couples battle through a series of challenges and questions to be crowned the ultimate Mr and Mrs! Support will be greatly appreciated for this event. Also on the horizon is the return of Harps legend Derek Ryan and his band to the Community Centre on September 23rd, more details in the weeks ahead.

In terms of fixtures, the Harps seniors are away to Roslea this Sunday at 1pm. The preliminary fixture details for the Erne Cup 1 final is that the Harps play Roslea on August 13th. Our Under 16s are at home to Kinawley this Thursday evening, with our Under 12s away to Kinawley at 4pm on Saturday.

Good Enough win Surely, But Food for Thought as Well...

posted 31 Jul 2016, 09:55 by Derrygonnelly Harps   [ updated 31 Jul 2016, 09:56 ]

Harps 2-15

Ederney St Joseph’s 1-12

 

The Harps played very well for quite a bit of this game, great energy, loads of covering, everyone doing their job, strong tackling, and all round good attitude. So it was no big surprise to see them with a 2-7 to 0-3 half time lead. They extended this well in the early stages of the second half, and after about fifteen minutes they were 2-12 to 0-7 up. But by the end, while they weren’t quite hanging on, Ederney had brought it to the point where a goal would have made things very interesting indeed, but it never came.


Our first half goals came from Leigh Jones, who moved onto a Stephen McGullion knockdown to goal, then Jonny McGurn set up McGullion for a good low finish. There were a number of good points from play by Garvan Jones, wee Leigh Jones, and Jonny McGurn.

Paul Ward and Garvan McGinley kept the scoreboard ticking over, but without anyone from the Harps seeming to drop down a gear, Ederney started to run at us, and find spare men in our final third. We had a couple of close shaves, before Aaron Dennison finally hit the net, set up by Declan McCusker. Then they had a few other scores through Enda Ferris Chris Snow and McCusker, plus a few bad enough wides. Garry McKenna dropped over a good kinda relieving score for us near the end, and we won well enough I suppose, but Ederney will have noted that they were able to breach us and trouble us when they got themselves going properly. The message for the Harps is that when things end up being half done, you find it hard to get back on track. The second half scoreline was 1-9 to 0-8 in Ederney’s favour.  As well as Jonny McGurn up front, Garvan Jones in the middle, plus Eamo and Mickey at the back had very pleasing games.  Next time will be championship, the intensity will be higher all round. 

Harps Notes 26th July 2016

posted 26 Jul 2016, 04:11 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Harps Lotto jackpot, now £3800, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers were 1, 8, 10 & 13. £20 each then went to Margaret Greene, Kinawley, Claire Dundas, Derrygonnelly and John Gosling, Tonagh. We are in the Cosy this Sunday night, with Big Pat and Mick on duty alongside Mary.  

 

As part of the Derrygonnelly Harps Health and Wellbeing Committee’s programme of events, Action Cancer's mobile unit, the Big Bus, is coming to Canon Maguire Park during Cul Camp on Friday 5th August. The Big Bus provides two services which are now available to book:

1. If you are a women aged 40-49 or over 70 you are eligible to make an appointment for breast screening on the unit. The charity is the only place in Northern Ireland for women outside of NHS age range to avail of a breast screening for free so this is a great opportunity. The screening takes only a few minutes and for the majority of women provides peace of mind. 

2. MOT health Checks are open to all regardless of age and gender and they are a great way to get a current picture of your health. The check takes about 20 minutes and you will be able to choose from a variety of options including blood pressure, cholesterol levels and peak flow. You will also stand on the body composition scales to receive a print out of details such as muscle mass, hydration levels, fat around your organs, and BMI. The health promotion officer carrying out your assessment will be able to provide advice and information about lifestyle improvements and cancer prevention.

Appointments are booked on a first come, first served basis, so book your appointment now by calling Action Cancer on 9080 3344 or visit www.actioncancer.org/appointmentsSmoking Cessation Coordinator for the Western Health and Social Care Trust Kathleen McManus will also be on site on Friday 5 August from 11am-2pm, to offer support and advice.

On Thursday 4 August, the Cancer Focus Keeping Well van will also visit Canon Maguire Park from 10am-1.30pm. No appointment is necessary for this service which will provide health checks including: body composition, blood pressure, waist measurement, blood sugar levels, skin scanning, lifestyle advice, smoking cessation advice and much more. These services are open to the entire community, so please come along and avail of the opportunity to improve your health and wellbeing!

 

The club’s next fundraiser is coming in a few weeks time and it will prove to be a very original event! We are running a ‘Mr & Mrs (or nearly Mrs!)’ on Saturday 13th August from 8pm in The Cosy Bar. Entertainment is guaranteed as you watch our carefully selected couples battle through a series of challenges and questions to be crowned the ultimate Mr and Mrs! Support will be greatly appreciated for this event. Hard luck to our ladies team, who lost out to Lisnaskea in the 9 a-side League semi final on Sunday. We had a great run in this competition.

 

It is a busy time for our seniors, and they have two games again this week, at home to Maguiresbridge on Friday evening, then Ederney on Sunday. Our Juniors are at home to Roslea. The seniors took two out of a possible four points out of last weekend, while the Juniors had a good win away in Tempo. Our Under 16s lost out to a physically strong Belnaleck group last week, they are scheduled to play the Gaels away this Wednesday evening in Brewster Park. Our Under 12s had a good runout away in Ballyshannon on Saturday, and their league starts this Saturday at 4pm at home to the Gaels.

 

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