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Harps Notes 22nd October 2018

posted by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Lotto draw was held on Monday night this week and details will be in next week's notes.

Commiserations to our senior squad and management, who lost out in the Ulster Club Championship against Scotstown. Our opponents on the day played very well, and are a well equipped side. The Harps' players put in a great effort, and that is all we can ask of them. They have had a fine season. We wish Shane McGullion all the best as he begins recovery from a shoulder injury sustained in the match.  

The Fermanagh Under 20 competition starts this weekend, with the Harps at home to Enniskillen Gaels on Sunday. Management will be in touch with prospective players over the coming days. 

Harps Exit Ulster Club at First Hurdle

posted 21 Oct 2018, 14:36 by Derrygonnelly Harps

Ulster Club Senior Football Championship
Preliminary Round
Scotstown 2-17 Harps 1-11

Played in glorious sunshine, St Tiernachs Park Clones was to prove to be an unhappy hunting ground yet again for the Harps at Ulster Club level, with the Harps well beaten in the end by a very impressive Scotstown outfit.

We started brightly enough with Mugs opening the scoring from play after Ryan showed his intent with a typical bit of graft.  Scotstown showered a few early balls into the corner which Eamo relished, while Decy and Ryan were coming in for some special attention around the middle third of the pitch.  There was a bit of probing from both sides.  Orin Heaphey got Scotstowns first score although Jack had to stretch to push his shot over the bar.  Shane caught the responding kick-out and fed Ryan who pointed, while at the other end the pace of Scotstowns half forward line, particularly Francis Maguire and Conor McCarthy was causing problems, Kieran Hughes coming off McCarthy's wing for the point to level things.  Nip and Tuck.  Shane Carey danced his way around several Harps defenders to point and give Scotstown the lead again, followed up with a good point from Heaphey again and their lead was doubled.
Then came the first turning point.  Leigh Jones delivered an awesome ball in front of the incoming Shane McGullion, he was clane through, he pulled the trigger and was fouled by Shane Carey and was hurt.  Badly hurt.  He had to go off, while Conall stood over the spot kick against Rory Beggan.  He hit her low and to the left and past Beggan - Goal!  We went 1-2 to 0-4 ahead.  But Scotstown didn't panic.  Very patiently they built up, across the pitch and back, probing and eventually Carey popped through the line and got the point to level things again.  Garvan and Conall did a bit of one-two with each other under pressure before Garvan broke free to fist over the bar 1-3 to 0-5 and Ryan followed this up with an absolute monster after Tiarnan broke the kick out to put us 1-4 to 0-5 up.  Scotstown responded with a brace from Damien McArdle and McCarthy to level things up.  Rory Beggan stepped up to take a free at least 55 yards out and struck it beautifully over the black-spot to put Scotstown one up.  Mug caught the kick-out, fed Wardy who saw Leigh with a neat pass to point and it was level again.  Wardy won a 45 which Conall struck short and Garvan won an easy free to put us 1-6 to 0-8 ahead, the last time we would hold the lead.  Ryan O'Toole came off Hughes shoulder to level her with a nicely struck point.
Half time 1-6 to 0-9

The start of the second half saw referee Padraig Hughes start as he meant to go on, booking Decy for an innocuous enough incident at half time.  Scotstown came flying out of the blocks with Kieran Hughes hitting a superb score on the left, followed by two points from McCarthy (one a free) and Jack McDevitt.  Four points rattled off within 4 minutes.  Eamo and Tiarnan getting yellow cards.  1-6 to 0-13 and we looked like we were floundering a bit.  Decy with a quick free released Wardy who pointed to keep three between the teams.  Scotstown won another free, it was missed but referee Hughes ordered it to be retaken (maybe the lads weren't far enough away from the kicker, dunno) and it was wide again, but its fair to say we were finding it a lot harder than Scotstown to get any jam outta the ref.  And even though we were a bit like the boxer on the ropes, we came back again with a classy score from Garvan to leave it 1-8 to 0-13.  We were still hanging in there!  We missed two scorable chances and then Wardy got a yellow for a high-ish tackle.  It was one of those days where you wondered if we were ever going to get the rub of the green.  McCarthy pointed a handy free but again we came back when Conall swung the boot and pointed to leave it 1-9 to 0-14.  We were still hanging in there, but the frustration at some of the calls could barely be contained.  Beggan dispatched another long distance free to put three between the teams but Conall again replied with a great point to leave two in it.  You got the sense that we needed that wee bit of magic to appear from somewhere, Ryan Jones who so many times has taken the game by the jugular found himself totally suffocated around the middle.  There was one of those hold-your-breath moments though, Scotstown were playing keep ball at the back and Wardy nipped in and almost stole her (if he'd got her, he'd have been through!) but instead Scotstown went up the field, Carey feeding McCarthy who fed substitute Ross McKenna and he beat Jack with his shot and the knife was plunged into us.  Garvan struck a beauty from 45 yards out but Scotstown went at us again, McKenna running 30 yards with the ball before feeding Damien McArdle who netted again to twist the knife.  There was a bit of a kimsey, Ryan was on the ground, Decy got a red card, Conall got a black.  Carey and McCarthy pointed two frees and she finished up 2-17 to 1-11.

God these days are rough. 
The Ulster Club is manic, it's intense and it's exactly where you want to be.  It's a step-up and a learning curve.
There's disappointment obviously, but there's positives too.  We hung in manfully and with five minutes to go we were still there, only two points in it.  The final scoreline probably didn't do the thing justice.  The effort levels of the lads was just outstanding.  There were no hiding places on that pitch and the boys surely put it up to Scotstown for 56 minutes.  The two goals were killers but in truth Scotstown were quite a bit more convincing overall.  They took the game by the throat in the first five minutes of the second half, and the last five minutes.  They have some superb ballers and Kieran Hughes could lift the thing to another level altogether.  They're a quality side and it'll be interesting to see how they progress.  They're playing a pacy and powerful style of quality football.  Hard to bate and the best team won #NoComplaints
We were hampered by some overly pernickety calls from Hughes with the game in the melting pot, men on yellow cards not able to go at the thing full tilt, and Scotstowns ability to win nearly everything around the middle while choking the life out us.  Shanes injury was a blow, we missed his workrate and we wish him a speedy recovery.  And the Ulster Club dream is as far away as ever. 
But we do what the Harps always do; we assess it, we adjust, we go again.  And we don't step back.  Not an inch.


Harps Notes 15th October 2018

posted 15 Oct 2018, 04:19 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Harps Lotto jackpot, now £8600, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers were 7, 21, 22 & 26. £20 went to P Maguire, Belleek, The Knockmore Hillbillies, and Lorcan McVeigh, Galbally. We are in The Linnett Inn on Sunday night, with Gerald Greene and Anthony Murphy on duty with Mary.

Well done to our Minor Ladies team, who had a good win over Knockninny on Sunday evening in the championship, and now meet Kinawley in the final on a date to be announced. Our Under 13 girls are still preparing for one final blitz presently.

Our Under 17 boys bowed out of their championship in dramatic circumstances when they lost out to Enniskillen Gaels in the final minute of their quarter final on Saturday. The boys put in a great effort overall, and prepared with real diligence for the game. Defeats like that can often provide a useful reference point for the future and the lads and their management deserve every praise for how they went about their business over the last number of weeks.

All roads lead to Clones this Sunday as the Harps are out in the Ulster Club Championship against Scotstown. The game takes place at 2.30pm in Clones, and as ever all support for the team would be much appreciated.

Finally, it was with sadness that Harps members heard of the passing last week of Pat Maguire, Sydare and Monea. Condolences are extended to the Jones family on their loss. 

Harps Notes 8th October 2018

posted 8 Oct 2018, 02:31 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Harps Lotto jackpot, now £8400, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers were 5, 11, 14 and 21. £20 each went to Karl Kehoe, Enniskillen, Damian McCauley, Monea, and Siobhan Gilleece, Boho. We are in The Cosy Bar this Sunday night, with Brendy, Aidy and Mary Cox on duty.

Thank you to everyone who came out again to help with stewarding, refreshments and a myriad of other tasks as we hosted another double header last Saturday. That should be us finished for the year now, but it has taken a great effort from everyone to make things run as well as they have.

It was another busy weekend for our underage section of players as our Under 10s travelled to Moy on Saturday to take part in a very highly thought of blitz event, in which our lads came up against opponents from across Ulster. Next day saw the first Under 10 and Under 12 internal competition for the Michael Farrell Memorial Cup. Our players played out a series of well contested but sporting matches, before Rory Smyth was the first recipient of the cup on behalf of his team. Well done and thank you to all of the players and mentors across these events. Our Minor and Under 13 girls are still active, plus our Under 17 boys, who are hopeful of getting to play Enniskillen Gaels this week in the championship.

Well done to our Seniors who managed to defeat Kinawley in the Division One semi final on Sunday and are now scheduled to play St Josephs in the final. Like the Under 17 matter, details of this fixture will be circulated through club outlets when we have them.

Saturday saw our Gaelic for Mothers and Others squad heading down to Portmarnock, Dublin on Saturday for a superbly organised LGFA national blitz, hosted by Naomh Mearnog. We were warmly welcomed by our own Patsy Haren, President of Naomh Mearnog aand had a brilliant day overall. This entire venture has proved to be a great success, and thanks to everyone who has steered it. Last session for the G4MO Ladies is this Thursday night.  

Finally, it was with great sadness that Harps members heard of the recent passing of Mary Meehan, Monea, whose funeral took place last week. Sincerest sympathies are extended to the Meehan family.

Harps Notes 1st October 2018

posted 1 Oct 2018, 03:56 by Derrygonnelly Harps

In fairness, we can only start this week's notes with a great day for our club in Brewster Park on Sunday. Congratulations to our Under 17s and seniors on two great performances. To our players and team managements, you have done us proud again. Our seniors are out again in a league semi-final against Kinawley this weekend, with details of our U17 championship match against Enniskillen Gaels also due out by midweek. Good luck to both teams in these matches.

Commiserations to our Ladies team which lost out to Trillick in the Ulster Club championship on Saturday. They are a fine team, but our girls had their moments, and have two competitions to finish out yet. Thank you to everyone who helped out as a volunteer last weekend with stewarding etc.

Well done to our Under 11s who travelled to Aodh Rua on Saturday and came home with the shield after five tough games. Francy and Gavin then took the lads for an extended tour of Ballyshannon that afternoon. It's hard to beat a few hours of overtime!

The Harps Lotto jackpot, now £8200, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers drawn were 13, 14, 27 and 28. £20 each went to Lena McGurn, Main Street, Paddy Flanagan, Dresternan and Paddy McKenna, Shean Road. We are in Old Pals this Sunday night, with John Murphy, Gavin Duffy and Mary Cox on the controls.   

Joneses to the Four

posted 30 Sep 2018, 15:50 by Derrygonnelly Harps   [ updated 30 Sep 2018, 15:51 ]

Fermanagh Senior Football Championship Final
Harps 2-16 Ederney 0-10

The Harps retained their Senior Football Championship crown after a devastating second half display put Ederney to the sword in Brewster Park this afternoon.

Ederney started purposefully, Mark McCauley pointing a free in the first minute, a lead he doubled minutes later.  They were attacking in waves and their cluster tackling early on was reaping possession for them.  Sean Cassidy went for the shot but slipped and the ball broke forward for Paul Ward to open the Harps account before Marty McGrath hit a monster score on ten minutes to keep a two-point lead.  Ryan Jones was fouled and Garvan pointed the free to leave the minimum between the sides.  The surface was slippy in places with men losing their footing, but the Harps drove on, Ryan again feeding Garvan Jones whose shot was scuffed but still had enough momentum to bounce over the bar for a point.  Aaron Dennison bombed up the right wing to point for Ederney to keep them ahead before Garvan hit a stunning score from a free on the sideline to level matters. 
We were pressing. 
Shane wins the mark, moves the ball to Ryan up the right, to Moffat and on to Decy Cass, who fed Ryan again and he sidestepped the Ederney defenders and got his shot at goal away.  Ederney men rushed back to block it, but the umpires judged it to have crossed the line and raised the green flag!  Barely time to draw breath, Ryan again winning the kickout fed Gary McKenna for a point.  Mark McCauley stroked over a difficult free for Ederney before Moffat bombs forward and following an intricate passing movement points a great score.  Garvan then wins a free on the cinema side, a difficult enough angle but he points.  Ederney reply with two points before the break, a free from McCauley (moved forward for dissent) and a score from Chris Snow who found himself in loads of space.

Half time Harps 1-7 Ederney 0-7

Ryan got the Harps scoring underway in the second half with a real display of power as he drove forward to point, with McGrath replying for Ederney with five minutes gone in the second half.  Four minutes later, the Harps would hit their second goal.  The ball was cleared out of defence by Micky and Eamo who fed Ryan and he passed it out left to Decy Cass.  His high ball in was brilliantly fielded by Wardy who danced around the square before slotting it low and into the back of the net.  2-8 to 0-8.  Ederney needed to respond but instead the Harps tightened the screw around the middle, Garvan feeding a long ball in and Mug with a great high catch to feed Ryan for a brilliant point.  Wardy then hit a brace of scores after a great catch from Moffat and a turnover on Morris by Shane McGullion.  Conall won a free which Gary McKenna converted, before Conall pointed from 45 yards out, and we were 2-14 to 0-8 ahead.  The Harps attacked again, Leigh Jones starting the move deep in defence, moved the ball to Ryan who fed the attacking Eamo who laid it off to Garvan for a wonderful team point.  Eamo again feeding the ball in to Conall who leapt like a salmon to win the high ball in, turn and point.  Conor McGee pointed from distance for Ederney on 26 minutes, while things petered out a bit, the Harps emptying their bench and Aaron Dennison with the final score of the game, before James Lewis blew for full time.

Four in a row!

There's plenty of Harps people who never thought we'd see one-in a row, never mind four so we have to keep driving forward while we're ahead, and we have to improve on every performance.  You gotta make hay when the sun shines.  Jet Treacy on commentary made a reference to the "conveyor belt of talent" at Harpland, and it is exciting times to be a Harps supporter and see young players like Oisin Smyth, Aidy McKenna and Gavin McGovern getting a run out today.  But talent on its own doesn't get results.  And the Harps today were full of graft, full of honest endeavour, energy and full of work.  From Jack in Goals all the way through, every man played his part.  But Ryan Jones was, in the words of Mark Sidebottom "simply imperious" and he deservedly took home the man-of-the-match award.  Decy Cass, Garvan Jones, Eamo, Wardy... every man raised their game.  Fair play!

League Semi-Final coming up next weekend, and an Ulster Club date with the Monaghan Champions in 3 weeks time.
Well done lads! #NoSteppingBack

U17s set the tone in Brewster Opener

posted 30 Sep 2018, 14:51 by Derrygonnelly Harps

U-17 Football League Division 1 Final
Harps 4-14 Kinawley 2-4

The U-17s played in the curtain raiser in Brewster Park today against a Kinawley side who pushed them to the wire in last years championship (3 times!) and defeated the Harps in last years league final.  The young Harps knew they were going to have to play at full capacity to get the better of them.

The game began in a cagey fashion, both teams getting to suss out the opposition, but Kinawley definitely started the brighter and with more purpose and intent.  An early block from Rian McGovern on Aaron Tierney in the goalmouth a sign that Kinawley were dangerous on the attack. Michael Glynns goalward shot was saved well by Daire O'Reilly in the Kinawley net.   Cagey.  It took 6 minutes for the games first score, Kinawleys Aaron McHugh pointing a free.  Kinawley attacked again and it took a great save from Lee Skuce on the incoming Lorcan McKenna to avert the danger.  Tom Keenan was proving a bit of a handful inside for Kinawley he won a free which McHugh converted before Glynn opened the Harps account on 17 minutes with a free after the Kinawley keeper was adjudged to have overcarried.  Skucey was again called into action, this time denying Tom Keenan an almost certain goal with a superb stop.  Burkey got to grips around the middle, feeding Conor Burns for the levelling score on the 22 minute mark.  It was tight and dogged.  With 27 mins gone we took the lead through Burkey after great movement from Glynn and Rian.  Glynn then pointed after a great interception from Rony McGovern who fed Ronan McHugh who fed Glynn.  Then came the goal, Glynn netting with style.  This period rocked Kinawley a bit but they put the heads down and dug a bit.  Unfortunately they missed two scoring opportunities, a McHugh free dropped wide and then McKenna was clean through only for Skucey to pull another great save out of the top drawer.  And then came the killer blow just before half time, when Glynns free from the sideline on the cinema side dropped under the crossbar and into the back of the net. 
Half time Harps 2-4 Kinawley 0-2
The lads stayed out on the pitch at half time, no big screaming match from managers Anthony, Stix and Aidy.  Quiet words of encouragement, then out again for a kick about before Kinawley emerged for the second half.
Kinawley opened the scoring again in the second half through the impressive Aaron McHugh but the Harps moved onto another level, with goals from Glynn, points from Connor McGovern, Burns and Glynn giving the Harps a comfortable cushion.  Kinawley went at it, and got the goal that had in truth been coming, Lorcan McKenna was fed a high ball in from the ever-grafting Tom Keenan and he rose higher than Skucey to palm it to the net.  3-7 to 1-3.  Points were then traded between Burns for the Harps and Keenan for Kinawley before Burkey pointed.  Kinawley weren't giving up, and Aaron McHugh went for goal, only to see his goal-bound shot graze off the crossbar.  One minute later, Glynn had the ball in the Kinawley net.  Still Kinawley went again, Oisin McKennas shot going narrowly wide, before Eoin Drumm with the catch and pass into Lorcan McKenna saw Kinawley score a goal to leave things 4-9 to 2-4.  Cian Corrigan pointed before substitute Leigh Green was called into action with a superb block on Aaron McHugh.  Greeny then went upfield and pointed twice, Ronan McHugh pointed and Glynn with a superb effort 45 yards out with the wind at his back saw the thing out.

Kinawley started well and were strong around the middle,  However, the Harps management deserve huge credit for abandoning the sweeper and going for the thing a bit; the gamble paid off.  We got a foothold around the middle and with possession launched attack after attack.  Keenan was starved of possession and ended up around the middle then which suited us.  There were great performances all round from this U17 squad and Michael Glynn will get the headlines for a devastating attacking display.  But for this writer, there were three key performers; Darragh Burke grew in confidence as the game progressed, mopping up balls at the back, grafting in the middle and driving forward when needed.  Ronan McGovern put in a massive shift and a huge effort all day long.  His tackling was tenacious and his passing today was really great.  And Lee Skuce.  His saves at crucial times early on kept us in the game, his kickouts were good, and his leadership meant the defence remained steady. But every man played his part.
Lee Skuce accepted the U17 FL Division 1 trophy from Youth Board representative Vincent Martin amid scenes of jubilation from the Purple and Gold Army!  One down...

Harps; Lee Skuce, Rhyss Campbell, Gareth McGovern, Brandon Curry, Aaron Jones, Ronan McHugh, Niall Maguire, Rian McGovern, Darragh Burke, Michael Glynn, Conor Burns, Ronan McGovern, Eoin Magee, Cian Corrigan, Connor McGovern, Conor Gallagher, Leigh Green, Bryan McKenna, Jonathan Duffy, Aaron Skuce, Ben Foy, Rory-Joe Duffy, Patrick Duffy, Jarlath Flanagan, Jamie Thompson

Ladies Exit Ulster Club Stage

posted 29 Sep 2018, 08:35 by Derrygonnelly Harps

Harps 1-5 Trillick 6-15

It was a tough day at the office for our ladies team, as they were soundly defeated by Trillick today in the Ulster Club Championship quarter final.  Played in glorious sunshine in a simply splendid looking Canon Maguire Park, the visitors started brightly, Louise Dundas being called into action early on with a point blank save.  Trillick had pace to burn and were especially strong up front.  The Harps did have plenty of possession however when the ball came near Eimear Smyth, sher had two and on occasions three Trillick players on her.  Space was sparce.  Emma Burns hit a trademark Emma B point from distance after doing a bit of graft following the short free from Eimear.  Eimear also scored two frees in this half, but the Trillick forwards and in particular Fiona Owens and Emma Brennan were causing all sorts of bother, while Dearbhaile Gallagher was having a huge impact on the game.
At Half Time the Harpettes trailed 4-7 to 0-3
For the second half, the Harpettes tried hard but found the Trillick defence tough to penetrate and with extra bodies on Smyth, it was always going to be a difficult hour.  They started brightly and Abigaile Greene netted a deserved goal after good work from Emma B and Imelda Jones.  Eimear tried hard, won herself a penalty but the shot didn't hit the target.  That maybe summed things up.  Had chances but didn't take them, and all chances needed to be taken today.  Substitute Tara McLoughlin pointed after good build up from Imelda, and Abi had another shot on goal which was deflected over the bar for a point.
Louise again had to pull off a point-blank save and even managed to deflect the follow-up shot which was typical of the defensive effort today - they never gave up and kept going right to the end.
But Trillick were a much slicker and better opposition.  Indeed the Harpettes haven't faced a team with the same pace, the same intensity in their tackling and just strength on the ball.  They were a level above anything the Harpettes have encountered.They had stand out performers from Cathy Donnelly at No 6, Midfielders Grace McGuinness and Emma Brennan, while Gallagher and Owens were involved in practically everything.
But the Harpettes can look back and know that if they'd have taken their chances, it would have been a closer encounter.  They still have a league final and a 9-a-side final to push for and with one trophy already secured, you still wouldn't bet against another.  Today was just one of those days.  Louise and Andrea marshalled things as best they could, Aoibhinn Jones broke forward well, Emma and Erin Flanagan fought the good fight around the middle, and Eimear got the going tough with three defenders for company, with Abi and Imelda showing well.

Hard luck Harpettes, but the season continues!

Harps Notes 25th September 2018

posted 25 Sep 2018, 01:45 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Harps Lotto jackpot, now £8000, was not won on Monday night. The numbers were 17, 18, 22 and 23. £20 each was then won by Kathleen Boyle, Kinawley, Raymond Gregg, Belleek, and Hugh McGinty, Belleek. We are in Doogies this Sunday night, with Aidy McGovern, John Maguire and Mary Cox on duty.

Particularly at underage level, there is a sense that we are coming towards the end of the season, with only our Minor and Under 13 girls, plus the Under 17 boys still on the go. Our Under 13 boys finished up their campaign last Friday night against Irvinestown. They have put in a super effort, and never backed off when results were proving hard to come by. Thanks a lot to Dom and Marty, plus Giles and Nigel, for their work with the lads. We also finished our Sunday morning footy sessions last weekend with a bumper turnout. These sessions are a great success, thanks to a super commitment from our coaches. Thanks so much to them all. There is still an internal competition to be played out amongst our Under 10s and Under 12s, with mid October a possibility for this. Our Under 17 season has a while to run yet, with our championship final against Enniskillen Gaels to be refixed. Last week's game was unfinished following an injury to a young Gaels' player, to whom our club extends every good wish for  a continued recovery.  

Finally, it is a massive weekend for our club with three teams competing in big games. Our Ladies are up on early Saturday afternoon against Trillick in the Ulster Club Championship at Canon Maguire Park, followed by a double header on Sunday in Brewster Park on Sunday. Good luck to our Under 17s who are in their league final against Kinawley at 2pm followed by our seniors who are playing in the county final at 4pm against St Josephs. Let’s do our best to get a bit of colour out, and cheer our teams on to do their very best, as Harps supporters always do. Good luck to all of our teams!

Harps Notes 17th September 2018

posted 17 Sep 2018, 02:14 by Derrygonnelly Harps   [ updated 17 Sep 2018, 09:44 ]

The Harps Lotto jackpot, now £7800, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers were 3, 10, 11 and 22. £20 each went to Tom Dundas, Derrygonnelly, Garvan McGinley, Harps, Owen and Finn Love, Monea. We are in Doogies on Sunday night, with Donal Corrigan, Gerald Maguire and Mary Cox on duty.
Yoga with Jim Fawcett resumes on Wednesday 19th September in the clubhouse, for anyone aged 16 and over.  Beginner class is from 7pm-8pm and Sports class is from 8.15pm-9.15pm.  To register, please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start time of your preferred class tonight.  The cost is £20 for a 6 week course, to be paid at registration. 

We are currently sorting our final few sessions for fittings etc to put in orders for club gear. We are in the clubrooms this Thursday the 20th from 7-8pm and on Saturday 22nd from 3-4.30pm. That will be it for 2018. Thanks to Kevin Cassidy for the great work he does in this area.

This Sunday sees the last ‘Sunday Morning Footy’ session of the year. We encourage a great turnout, as we finish off on the skills and mini games one last time. Thanks so much to all of the people who give up their time to make this such a successful and enjoyable part of club life. It is one of the things we can be most proud of. We have a few Blitzes and such like for our Under 10 and 12 players to take part in still, and management will be in touch to confirm details on these. We had Under 8 and Under 10 squads in Moy and Dungiven at blitzes last weekend. These were top class events, and our lads did themselves proud against good opponents from other counties.  

Our Under 13s are away to Irvinestown for their last game of the season on Friday night, leaving the Casson at 5.45pm. At the time of writing, it looks like our Under 17s are at home to Enniskillen in the championship quarter final this Wednesday night at 6.45, although this may be subject to change.

Our Ladies team are currently preparing for their Ulster Intermediate Championship tie against the Tyrone champions. It is hoped that we will be able to stage this match in Canon Maguire Park on September 29th. Our Under 13 and Minor girls are also in competition at the moment, and we are still awaiting details on the Under 16 girls’ final.   

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