Weekly Notes & Archive


Harps Notes 29th June 2015

posted 29 Jun 2015, 01:33 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Lotto jackpot is now £7900. The numbers on Sunday night were 8, 11, 15 & 21. £20 each went to Declan Cassidy, Harps, Aoibheann Keaney, Belcoo and Donal Maguire, Garrison. The draw this Sunday night will be in Old Pals, with Gavin and John in charge.  
The U14s went to the Ulster Feile on Saturday and had a good day at Owenbeg. After emerging from the initial stage, they reached the Ulster semi, following a very exciting quarter final win over Loughinisland. They lost out after extra time to Moortown, of Tyrone in the semi. The Under 14 season is a very good one for young players, with plenty of games and opportunities. Thank you to Dominic and Martin for their good will and commitment of time plus no little effort to the squad over many sessions since things started in January.  

This year's Cul Camps for children from P2 - U12 will be held from August 3rd - 7th at Canon Maguire Park. Application forms will be available from the club, Primary Schools and at the County GAA Offices at Brewster Park. Applicants can also apply online at www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie. There will be a Development Camp for U12, 13 and U14 players from July 15th - 17th at Lissan. Cost is £30 which will include a Fermanagh style training top and covers transport and coaching as well. Application forms have been distributed and are online at fermanagh.gaa.ie for this camp.
Our Juniors had a draw at home against St Pats on Sunday, they are away to Kinawley this Saturday evening, with only a handful of games remaining in what has been a close competition.
Our Ladies lost out to Devenish on Sunday in another game in which we were quite competitive, but maybe didn't have the depth of experience that our opponents had.
The build up to the Daisy Drop continues, with interest growing in our £1500 pedigree super heifer. Tickets are available from all players and committee members at £10 or three tickets for £20. The fundraiser will conclude on August 15th, when Daisy is released onto Canon Maguire Park to deposit on the lucky square, so to speak. 

Our 'Couch to 5k' had its first gathering on Sunday night, with over fifty people registered to take part in this initiative twice weekly over the coming months. Good luck to all involved, we know that it will be very enjoyable and worthwhile. Congratulations to our Health and Wellbeing Committee for their work on this programme.

  

Harps Notes 22nd June 2015

posted 23 Jun 2015, 07:29 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Lotto draw was held on Monday night June 22nd. Results are displayed in our lotto outlets and online output. This Sunday nights draw will be in Doogie's Bar, with Aidy and John overseeing events.
A hectic week for our club's underage section last week, with Thursday to Saturday in particular really non-stop. Commiserations to both our Under 14s and Minors who lost out in the MFL1 and U14 championship finals against Enniskillen Gaels. Whilst the Under 14s weren't able to put together as good a performance as they had done the week before, they can look back on a long season, with a lot of good performances and development. Good luck to them in the Ulster Feile in Derry this weekend. Our Minors were involved in a titanic struggle with the Gaels, and the match was decided by the one ten minute spell in which either side managed to break free and get a run at their opponents. It was a very good game in terms of intensity and competitiveness. Our Under 10s came up against an exceptional Kinawley group in the final of the tournament on Saturday. The skills and sharpness of the Brian Borus was as good as has been seen for years in the final game. Still, our players should be proud to have topped their group and they are on the right road. Three finals, three defeats but no need to be downhearted. Players are developing, and getting plenty of football.  
The conclusion of the Under 10 tournament in particular was a massive operation, with a lot of people to be thanked for their work in preparing the pitches, refereeing the games, looking after catering, coordinating Go Games, clearing up afterwards and much more. Special mention though, to Garry Smyth, who coordinated the fixtures and results across two groups since early May when the competition began.  

This year's Cul Camps for children from P2 - U12 will be held from August 3rd - 7th at Canon Maguire Park. Application forms will be available from the club, Primary Schools and at the County GAA Offices at Brewster Park. Applicants can also apply online at www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie. There will be a Development Camp for U12, 13 and U14 players from July 15th - 17th at Lissan. Cost is £30 which will include a Fermanagh style training top and covers transport and coaching as well. Application forms will be available very soon from the usual sources for this camp.

Our next major club fundraiser is now taking shape, as interest grows in our Daisy Dollop. Our £1500 pedigree heifer living the good life currently, preparing for our big day on August 15th. Tickets are £10 or 3 for £20 and we are hoping that our promoters and supporters will give this a good go.  

Finally, please keep an eye on the club's online output for details of any adult fixtures this weekend. We will display them as soon as they are announced.

Harps Notes 15th June 2015

posted 15 Jun 2015, 03:08 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Harps Lotto, now £7700, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers were 5, 6, 14 & 18. £20 each went to Paddy Gilheaney, Belnaleck, Darren McGrath, Enniskillen and The Gallagher Family, Boho. The draw this Sunday night will be in Doogie's, with Gerard and Donal overseeing matters.
To say that this is a busy week for the club at underage level would probably be an understatement! Our Under 14s play Enniskillen Gaels in the championship final on Thursday evening at 7.45 in Brewster Park, they had a dramatic extra time victory over Kinawley in the semi final last weekend. This was a highly entertaining match, with the players from both teams putting in a great effort. Special mention to our Full Back Ronan McHugh, who had already completed the Enniskillen 10k that afternoon. Ronan's legs must have been sore on Sunday morning!

On Friday evening, we are back to Brewster Park again for the MFL1 final against Enniskillen Gaels at 8pm.

 On Saturday morning, we keep the thing going with the final day of our U10 tournament. Our Under 10s face Kinawley in the final of this one, having squeezed though in a cracking playoff against Enniskillen Gaels on Friday night last, 13 - 12 the final scoreline. The final is scheduled for 1.15, but there is a full morning of blitz football on both our pitches for all the remaining A & B teams in the tournament. Action starts at 10.15 and all visiting teams are asked to be punctual. Good luck to our three teams and their mentors in their finals this week. We hope that the teams put in a big effort and play as well as they can. 

Sunday morning footy will take place at the usual time of 11.15, and our minors are out again on Tuesday evening June 23rd in the championship against Ederney in Irvinestown.

This year's Cul Camps for children from P2 - U12 will be held from August 3rd - 7th at Canon Maguire Park. Application forms will be available from the club, Primary Schools and at the County GAA Offices at Brewster Park. Applicants can also apply online at www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie. There will be a Development Camp for U12, 13 and U14 players from July 15th - 17th at Lissan. Cost is £30 which will include a Fermanagh style training top and covers transport and coaching as well. Application forms will be available very soon from the usual sources for this camp.

Our next major club fundraiser is now taking shape, as interest grows in our Daisy Dollop. Our £1500 pedigree heifer living the good life currently, preparing for our big day on August 15th. Tickets are £10 or 3 for £20 and we are hoping that our promoters and supporters will give this a good go. 

Commiserations to our senior ladies, who lost out to St Pats in the championship on a scoreline of 6.14 to 2.15. This was a good game, and our level of performance was very good indeed. We hope we can continue to progress in the months ahead.

Our next Health and Wellbeing initiative is taking shape at present as well.  A health and fitness programme, based around the Derrygonnelly 10k/7k in September, in which we help each other to prepare, looking at food intake, gentle training and enjoyment. We look forward to seeing as many people as possible on June 22nd at 7pm for our registration night. Absolutely everyone, no matter what your current state of readiness might be, is welcome to come along. Cost for 10 weeks of prep (up to 20 classes including workouts,nutrition help and more) and a T Shirt is £40.
This Sunday, all roads lead to Breffni Park! Good luck to all of our players who are involved against Monaghan.

Defib Training at the Harps.

posted 9 Jun 2015, 12:35 by Derrygonnelly Harps   [ updated 9 Jun 2015, 12:36 ]

Congratulations to our coaches who did a refresher course recently entitled 'Basic Life Support including AED Training'.
Thanks a lot to Martina Jones, who entered the Harps in the competition for training by the 3fivetwo group. 

COUCH TO 5K. REGISTRATION ON JUNE 22ND!

posted 9 Jun 2015, 12:00 by Derrygonnelly Harps


Our next Health and Wellbeing initiative. Based around the Derrygonnelly 10k/7k in September. A programme in which we help each other to prepare, looking at food intake, gentle training and enjoyment. We look forward to seeing as many people as possible on June 22nd. Absolutely everyone, no matter what your current state of readiness might be, is welcome to come along. Cost for 10 weeks of prep (up to 20 classes including workouts,nutrition help and more) and a T Shirt is £40. 

Harps Notes 8th June 2015

posted 8 Jun 2015, 03:41 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The club committee meeting for June takes place this Thursday night at 9pm sharp.
The club Lotto draw was held on Monday night. Results are online and the draw on Sunday night will be in The Linnett Inn.   

The club’s Under 14s had a busy week last week. On Tuesday, they left nothing in the tank in a very creditable effort against Enniskillen Gaels in the league final. They had plenty of possession and were competitive, but found scores just that wee bit harder to come by. They had a very good performance on Saturday against Lisnaskea in the championship quarter final. They now play a dangerous Kinawley outfit in the semi, with the fixture details to be confirmed. Our Minors are currently preparing for their county final against Enniskillen Gaels, scheduled for Friday night June 19th.

This year's Cul Camps for children from P2 - U12 will be held from August 3rd - 7th at Canon Maguire Park. Application forms will be available from the club, Primary Schools and at the County GAA Offices at Brewster Park. Applicants can also apply online at www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie. There will be a Development Camp for U12, 13 and U14 players from July 15th - 17th at Lissan. Cost is £30 which will include a Fermanagh style training top and covers transport and coaching as well. Application forms will be available very soon from the usual sources for this camp.

Our juniors have two fixtures scheduled for this weekend, at home to Teemore on Friday, then away to Roslea on Sunday. Our senior ladies' championship match against St Pats is scheduled for this Wednesday evening at a venue to be confirmed.

Our next major club fundraiser is now taking shape, as interest grows in our Daisy Dollop. Our £1500 pedigree heifer living the good life currently, preparing for our big day on August 15th. Tickets are £10 or 3 for £20 and we are hoping that our promoters and supporters will give this a good go.  

Finally, it was with sadness that our club’s membership heard of the passing of Denis Kelly, Springfield, father of our esteemed committee member Hugh Kelly. Condolences to the Kelly family on their loss.

Harps Notes 1st June 2015

posted 1 Jun 2015, 03:54 by Derrygonnelly Harps

Derrygonnelly Harps GFC.
The Lotto jackpot, now £7500, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers drawn were 5, 9, 12 & 21. £20 each went to Dermot Leonard, Derrygonnelly, Frank Reid, Ballybofey, and Owen Smyth, Rooskey. The draw will be in The Cosy Bar this Sunday night, with Big Pat and Michael Glynn supervising.
The club June meeting will not be this Thursday night, but rather next week, June 11th. 
 
Well done to all of our footballers who were involved with the two Fermanagh squads on Sunday. Hard luck on the Minors including Jack, Shane, Colm, Conor and Lee who came out the wrong side of a few key moments, but the lads can hold their heads up for sure. It was great to see our seniors record a home win, and congratulations to Ryan, Mickey, Tiarnan, Eamo and Conall in particular, plus their team mates.

Club fixtures get moving again this weekend at senior level. At the time of writing, we are scheduled to host Lisnaskea Emmets this Friday night, then away to Maguiresbridge on Sunday . Our Juniors had their third win on the bounce against Tempo on Saturday evening. They have a double weekend on June 12th and 14th at home to Teemore, then away to Roslea.

Our Under 10s had two good performances against Ederney St Joseph’s in the tournament last Friday night and they are away to Enniskillen Gaels this Friday evening, leaving Derrygonnelly at 6.45. Sunday footy continues this Sunday and every week, starting at 11.15pm. All participants are asked to bring a lotto envelope each week. There will be blank envelopes available at the changing rooms this Sunday. Our Under 14s are in championship action this Thursday evening against Lisnaskea at 7.30 in Brewster Park, having defeated Brookboro in the first round last Saturday. Congratulations to the P4&5 footballers from Killyhommon PS, who won their section at the St Michael's Blitz last Thursday. St Patrick's were in a very good group, and emerged with a creditable third place as well.

Most of our members have received their tickets now for the club's latest initiative 'The Daisy Dollop' which takes place in August. Daisy the highly rated £1500 pedigree heifer is the prize in this event. We are asking our members, parents of underage players and supporters to give this novel fundraiser a go for this very attractive reward.

Harps Notes 26th May 2015

posted 26 May 2015, 01:53 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Lotto jackpot, now £7400, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers were 7, 11, 12, 13. £20 each went to Conor Maguire, Monea, Ruairi McGuinness, Roslea and Dermot Leonard, Derrygonnelly. The draw this Sunday night will be in Old Pals under the supervision of Garry and Kevin. 

The very sizeable attendance at the Acorn Players performance of 'The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley' were treated to a great evening's entertainment in the hall last Friday evening. Thank you very much to everyone who supported the event, the hall committee for their assistance, and finally our Social Committee for their work promoting and organising things. We'll take a week or two now before the focus turns pretty quickly to the 'Daisy Dollop' on August 15th. We can report already that celebrity cow Daisy is in pedigree health and looking forward to acquainting herself with the sweet grass of Canon Maguire Park in August. Some lucky punter is going to have a major league addition to their herd.  

Well done to our juniors , who had two good wins last weekend against Newtownbutler and Lisnaskea. They are currently third in the table at the halfway stage in the competition. They are scheduled to play Tempo at home this Saturday evening. 

Twelve of our coaches took a Basic Life Support and Defibrillator training last Thursday night in the clubrooms, delivered by David Watson for the 3fivetwo Group. The club won this training session a number of months back. Thank you very much to Martina Jones for entering us and winning the competition! 

Our Under 14s and Minors have now both reached their Division One league finals, a super achievement for both teams and their managements. The Under 14s had a good away win against Kinawley in what was always going to be the pivotal qualifying game. Our Minors had a very tough win at home to Knockninny Gaels last Monday night, producing a very strong willed effort to take the result in the last ten minutes. Both sides are against Enniskillen Gaels in their finals, with the U14 final next Tuesday evening in Belcoo.

Our Under 10s had two good performances against Erne Gaels last Friday night in the tournament, and host Ederney St Joseph's at home this Friday at 7.30. Our Under 8s got more game time as well, when we hosted Aodh Rua Ballyshannon for a set of Go Games at Canon Maguire Park. Our players enjoyed the matches greatly, and thank you to our visitors and all mentors on the day for their work.

It was with sadness that our club's membership heard of the passing of Mrs Betty McLaughlin, Braade last week. Sincere condolences to the McLaughlin family. 

Finally, best wishes to our very sizeable representation of players on both the Fermanagh Minor and Senior squads in their endeavours aginst Antrim this Sunday at Brewster Park. Good luck lads!  

Harps Notes 18th May 2015

posted 18 May 2015, 04:15 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Lotto jackpot, now £7300, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers were 1, 10, 23 & 25. £20 each went to Dermot McMenamin, Boho, Peter Jones, Boho and P Duffy, Doagh. We are in the Cosy Bar this Sunday night with Eamonn and John overseeing matters.

Our young players at U10 and U8 had a great day on Saturday at the Club Eirne Go Games Blitzes, getting lots of games and experience, plus meeting their favourite Fermanagh footballers afterwards. Thank you very much to those who gave up their time and looked after our teams at this event, and thank you to the people who organised proceedings in terms of the blitz and the .

Our Under 14s play Kinawley away on Wednesday evening. They played well against Enniskillen Gaels on Saturday. We extend good wishes to the Gaels' Conor Murphy who sustained an arm injury in the match.  

Our Under 10s are back in action on Friday night in the club tournament away to Erne Gaels. Bus leaves the Casson at 5.50 sharp, please note the slightly earlier time than usual.

Our juniors have had a couple of good competitive performances but sadly no reward as they played Teemore and Devenish last week, scoring heavily in two very entertaining ties, but not getting any reward when they might well have deserved something. They are scheduled for two games this weekend, against Newtownbutler and Lisnaskea, although it would be advisable to check club online output to confirm that these games are still being played as scheduled.

Our next major off field event is this Friday night May 22nd at 8.30 when we have the top class production of the comedy play ‘The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley’ by The Acorn Players in the community centre. This group of players has toured Ireland and England very successfully with this play, and it will be a great night of entertainment for the audience. Poor Gabriel is chasing a bad relationship. He will lose the farm if he doesn't get things right. A real treat in store here, something very different, and we hope for a good attendance.

Harps Notes 11th May 2015

posted 11 May 2015, 03:08 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The club's May monthly meeting will take place this Thursday night at 9pm in the clubrooms.
The Lotto jackpot, now £7200, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers drawn were 1, 12, 18 & 19. £20 each went to Peggy Miller, Enniskillen, Gerry Mulrone, Belleek and Aideen Thompson, Derrygonnelly. The draw this Sunday night will be in Doogies, with John and Louise overseeing events.

Our juniors had a draw rescued at the death against Kinawley in a rain affected match on Sunday, the match ending up 2-10 each. They are away to Teemore this Wednesday evening, then away to Garrison this Sunday afternoon. Our seniors are away to Belcoo this Saturday evening at 6.30pm.
Our Under 14s resume action in the final series of league games at home to Irvinestown this Wednesday evening. Our Minors are at home to Knockninny in their final sectional game next Tuesday evening. Our Under 8s and Under 10s are off to Lissan this Saturday morning for the Go Games Blitz. Players for both teams are requested to assemble at Lissan for 10.10, with games concluding at 12.30. Remember, warm weather gear, gumshield and a wee snack. The Under 10s had two very enjoyable matches last week, against Devenish and Tempo.

A reminder also to keep free Friday night May 22nd for the top class production of the comedy play ‘The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley’ by The Acorn Players in the community centre. This group of players has toured Ireland and England very successfully with this play, and it will be a great night of entertainment for the audience. Poor Gabriel is chasing a bad relationship. He will lose the farm if he doesn't get things right...

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