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Harps Notes 27th June 2016

posted 27 Jun 2016, 02:33 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Harps Lotto jackpot, now £3400, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers were 6, 8, 11 & 24. £20 each went to Margaret Jones, Derrygonnelly, Nuala Leonard, Mullaghdun, and Joan McKeever, Derrygonnelly. We are in the Linnett Inn this Sunday night with G Greene and A Murphy on duty with Mary.

Our Under 14s returned to Derrygonnelly on Sunday evening after a memorable All Ireland Feile 2016 weekend. We emerged from our group against Newry Shamrocks, Knockaderry and St Kierans of Limerick, but lost out in the quarter final against Clann na Gael of Tyrone. We competed very well in our matches and the lads have had a brilliant experience overall, learning in games and making friendships with our hosts in Knockaderry Monagea. We were received with great warmth by our host club, who were very well organised and committed to making the Feile experience a great one for the Harps. Thank you again to our sponsors Gerald Love Contracts and everyone who supported our fundraising for the trip. Thank you to everyone who travelled in support of the team, and thank you especially to Dom, Marty, Nigel and John who have given the group outstanding leadership over a long campaign. They are due a rest!!   

Good luck to our Under 16s, who start their league campaign on Thursday evening away against Ederney. We are well represented across both the Fermanagh Under 15 and 16 Academy squads who are in action this weekend. Good luck to all those involve

Harps Notes 20th June 2016

posted 22 Jun 2016, 12:24 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Harps Lotto jackpot, now £3300, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers were 1, 13, 17 & 18. £20 each went to Master Ronan Jones, Boho, Kathleen McCauley, Monea, and Anna Bonner, Springfield. We are in the Cosy Bar this Sunday night, with Brendy and Aidy on duty with Mary.
Our big focus for the coming weekend will be on County Limerick, as our Under 14s travel to Knockaderry to compete in the John West All Ireland Feile Peile na nOg. The boys are leaving Derrygonnelly early on Friday morning. We wish them and their mentors all the best as they represent themselves and Fermanagh in this competition. Regular updates will be available on our online output regarding results and events. Good luck also to the other Fermanagh representatives Enniskillen Gaels.  
Saturday was another hectic day over at Canon Maguire Park with the conclusion of our tournament. Well done to all of the teams who took part and enjoyed great blitz matches all morning, plus our two finalists (nineteen teams in total across the two pitches!). Thank you to all of the coaches and mentors for their good work on the day. Congratulations to Cill Naile CLG on winning for the third year in a row. This is a fine reflection on their talented boys and girls, and their dedicated coaches. Thank you to everyone who was involved with the running of the event: Giles Knight, Robert Rainey, Dermot Burns, Chairman John, Niall, Garry and Brendy, who helped to set up posts and pitches on Friday night / Saturday morning. Thank you to the Maguire family who had the place in great shape, to Sean Smyth for the parking supervision, to Big Sean and his catering team, and to Mary for presenting the trophy. Finally, special mention to our referees Nathan Jones, Colm Jones, Garvan Jones, Big Rian McGovern, Debhan McGovern, Shane McGullion, Eimear Smyth, Nigel Harbinson and Barry McGrath. Thanks also to Dermot Love who handled the final and our own John Murphy who travelled long distances to be available for our two group matches recently. Thanks to Gerald Love Contracts for their ongoing support of this event. Finally, special mention to tournament director Garry Smyth for his work in pulling everything together to produce the spectacle we had. 
There are two adult fixtures this weekend, with our Juniors away to Donagh on Friday night and our Seniors hosting Erne Gaels on Sunday afternoon at 4pm. Our Minors are up against Lisnaskea in the championship next Tuesday, so good luck to them in that. Hard luck to Jason McGlone, who suffered a very unfortunate knee injury in the MFL final recently. We hope he can get a decent recovery. The Under 16 FL is due to start on July 7th, at home to St Gerards.
Finally, it was with sadness that our membership heard of the passing of Patsy Greene, Dresternan, last week. Sincere condolences to the Greene family on their bereavement.

Harps Notes 13th June 2016

posted 13 Jun 2016, 03:11 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Harps Lotto jackpot, now £3200, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers were 1, 12, 16 and 23. £20 each went to L Magee, Belleek, Catherine Boyle, Monea and S McLoughlin, Derrygonnelly. We are in Old Pals on Sunday night, with Gavin and John on duty with Mary.

Our big focus at Underage level this week is our Under 10 blitz which takes place on Saturday morning on both pitches, starting at 10.30am. We will finish off with our final, taking place at. Thank you very much to Gerald Love Contracts for their ongoing support for this important part of our club's activities. Our Under 10s lost out to Kinawley in a cracker last Thursday night in Derrygonnelly, which saw Kinawley through to their third final in a row. John Murphy has been a great help to us in officiating in our home matches and we are grateful to him for his help. Tempo defeated Belcoo in a playoff in Derrygonnelly on Saturday evening, to qualify from the other section. Good luck to both of these sides in the final, which takes place at 1.15pm. We will be asking for help with officiating, setting up and plenty more for Saturday, and hope that as many people as possible will be able to help us out. Our Minor team lost out to Enniskillen Gaels on Friday evening In the league final. The Gaels played very well on the night and congratulations to them. Commiserations to our lads and good luck to them in the championship against Lisnaskea on June 28th. The Under 16 league starts on July 7th. Our Under 12s took part in an excellently run blitz in Brewster Park, playing plenty of games and reaching the final, in which they lost out to Newtownbutler. Thank you very much to the Gaels for the invite to this.

Thank you very much to everyone who supported our Feile fundraising quiz last Saturday night. The event was a great success on every level. Special mention to the winning team of John's Angels: John and Angela McGovern, Mark Grannell, Anita Kehoe and Garry Smyth, who emerged as winners ahead of The Original Feiles, who were made up of Garvan, Melissa and Pat McGinley, plus Leonora and Ruairi Dundas. Thank you very much to Sean McCauley of SMC Services, and John Doogan for their sponsorship of this event. Finally, thank you to Aidy and Faber Leonard, plus Davy Burke for their help with the running of a pretty good quiz, which was definitely a great night's craic. 

Finally, it was with sadness that our club membership heard of the passing of Annie Thompson, Springfield, grandmother in particular of a number of our underage players, and also of the passing of Chrissie Walmsley, Enniskillen, sister of our Under 14 coach Martin. Sincere condolences to both families on their loss.  

 

Harps Notes 6th June 2016

posted 6 Jun 2016, 02:13 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Harps Lotto jackpot, now £3100, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers were 15, 16, 18 & 28. £20 each went to Gerald Greene, Derrygonnelly, Evie Dundas, Derrygonnelly, and Senan Dundas Derrygonnelly. We are in Doogies on Sunday night, with Aidy and John on duty along with Mary. We are grateful for the support or the Lotto and the hard work by our promoters, please keep it going everyone!

The club’s monthly committee meeting will be held this Thursday night at 9pm in the clubrooms.

Well done to our Ladies, who played very well to advance against Irvinestown in the first round of the championship on Sunday evening. Our Under 14 girls have also commenced their league, and good luck to them and their mentors in their matches.

Good luck to our Minors who are out this Friday evening at 8.15 against Enniskillen Gaels in the MFL1 League final.

At Underage level, please note that there will not be any Sunday morning Footy this week because we are all going to Ballybofey to support Fermanagh.  Our Under 10s play their final group game in the tournament at home to Kinawley this Thursday evening at 7.30pm. Congratulations also to the  Killyhommon PS players who emerged victorious from their group in the St Michael’s College P5 Blitz recently. Our Under 12s are travelling to Brewster Park for a blitz this Saturday also, good luck to them in that.

 

Registration is closing on Wednesday for this year’s Couch to 5k, part of Derrygonnelly Harps GFC’s Health and wellbeing programme. This initiative is open to all of the community aged 16 years plus and the aim of the 10 week programme which commences on 3 July, is to get as many people on the move as possible, with a view to completing the Derrygonnelly 10/5k on Saturday 17th September.  Once again the programme will be led by local health and fitness professional Caroline Greene. The 10 week programme costs £50 and this includes donation to charity, a weekly exercise class, a weekly supervised walk/run, a nutritional talk and timetabled programme for the 10 weeks plus a couch to 5k 2016 t shirt.   Please return completed registration forms along with payment to Jacqui Magee, Éadaoin Love or Mark Grannell or at Caroline’s Wednesday night circuits class in the community centre.

 

Finally, excitement is building this week towards our last Feile 2016 fundraiser, the Harps table quiz this Saturday night in Doogies. The quizmaster says this one is his finest creation yet, his golden egg of a quiz. Teams of max five persons should score highly in the rounds dealing with geography, history, sport, two music rounds, sums, the news, a picture round and two general knowledge rounds. The quiz will suit everyone and scores will be high, but who will manage to claim the sensational prizes that are on offer? Thank you very much to Sean McCauley of SMC Services plus John and Margaret Doogan for sponsoring the prizes for the winners and runners up on the night. We kick off the questions at 9pm and are hoping for a good crowd to enjoy a nights craic and pick up some quality knowledge. See you all there!

 

Harps Notes 30th May 2016

posted 31 May 2016, 01:20 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Harps Lotto jackpot, now £3000, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers were 2, 8, 14 & 25. £20 each went to Ann Gallagher, Boho, Mary McGurn, Derrygonnelly, and The Scollan Family, Boho. We are in Doogies this Sunday night with Donal and Gerard on duty with Mary.

Hard luck to our to teams who lost out in their league finals last week at Under 16 and Under 14 levels. Both the boys and girls put in a great effort, and can look back with pride on their campaigns. Thank you, as ever, to those who give up their time to coach all of our teams. Our Under 10s were also in action last weekend, and they played two good games against Belnaleck. They have one more group game to play against Kinawley, hopefully next week.

Our Senior team picked up two solid wins last week against Maguiresbridge and Belcoo, with our Juniors putting in a good shift, but running out of steam against Roslea. We have two Junior matches this week, at home to Devenish on Wednesday night, then away in Newtown on Sunday at Midday. The next Senior match is a starred game at home to Teemore on Saturday June 11th.

The club’s final All Ireland Feile 2016 fundraiser will also be held on June 11th with a table quiz in Doogies at 9pm. We are hoping for a good turnout with tables of up to five people, with entry per table set at £20. The quiz organiser says that this one will be even better than last year’s, with questions to suit all levels and brain types, whatever that means. Full details on the rounds next week. Come along for a what is always a good night’s craic to pick up some of what will no doubt be referred to as #qualityknowledge.  

Registration is now open for this year’s Couch to 5k, part of Derrygonnelly Harps GFC’s Health and wellbeing programme. Registration is open to all of the community aged 16 years plus and the aim of the 10 week programme which commences on 3 July, is to get as many people on the move as possible, with a view to completing the Derrygonnelly 10/5k on Saturday 17th September.  Once again the programme will be led by local health and fitness professional Caroline Greene. Registration forms will be available at Sunday morning football, from the local businesses in Derrygonnelly and will be downloadable from the Derrygonnelly Harps website and Facebook page.  The 10 week programme costs £50 and this includes donation to charity, a weekly exercise class, a weekly supervised walk/run, a nutritional talk and timetabled programme for the 10 weeks plus a couch to 5k 2016 t shirt.   Please return completed registration forms along with payment to Jacqui Magee, Éadaoin Love or Mark Grannell at Sunday morning football, or at Caroline’s Wednesday night circuits class in the community centre. Registration closes on 8th June.

Good luck to everyone who is taking part in the Croagh Patrick climb this Saturday. It is a good time of year to change the training patterns, and we hope that our climbers get good weather and a safe expedition.

Harps Notes 23rd May 2016

posted 23 May 2016, 05:21 by Derrygonnelly Harps

Derrygonnelly Harps GFC

The Lotto jackpot, now £2900, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers were 3, 25, 29 and 30. £20 each went to Ann Treacy, Boho, Nicola McCrory, Belleek and Wayne Hassard, c/o Peter Jones. Thia week’s draw will be in The Linnett Inn, with Gerald Greene and Anthony Murphy on duty with Mary.

It is a busy time with fixtures presently, with our seniors first up against Maguiresbridge on Wednesday evening. Please note that this fixture will be held in Maguiresbridge at 7.30pm. Our Under 14s are next up in the league final against Enniskillen Gaels on Thursday evening at 7.30 in Brewster Park. Our Under 10s are away to Belnaleck on Friday evening, with the bus leaving at 6.30pm and our Under 14s are up again versus the Gaels again in the championship on Saturday at 4pm in Belcoo. The Juniors are off to Roslea on Saturday evening, and our Seniors are away to Belcoo at 1pm on Sunday. On top of those fixtures, there are possibilities around our Girls’ Under 16 final versus Derrylin, and our Minor league final against the Gaels, so keep an eye on our online output for updates! Good luck to those teams in finals especially.

Registration is now open for this year’s Couch to 5k, part of Derrygonnelly Harps GFC’s Health and wellbeing programme. Registration is open to all of the community aged 16 years plus and the aim of the 10 week programme which commences on 3 July, is to get as many people on the move as possible, with a view to completing the Derrygonnelly 10/5k on Saturday 17th September.  Once again the programme will be led by local health and fitness professional Caroline Greene. Registration forms will be available at Sunday morning football, from the local businesses in Derrygonnelly and will be downloadable from the Derrygonnelly Harps website and Facebook page.  The 10 week programme costs £50 and this includes donation to charity, a weekly exercise class, a weekly supervised walk/run, a nutritional talk and timetabled programme for the 10 weeks plus a couch to 5k 2016 t shirt.   Please return completed registration forms along with payment to Jacqui Magee, Éadaoin Love or Mark Grannell at Sunday morning football, or at Caroline’s Wednesday night circuits class in the community centre. Registration closes on 8th June.

Our Under 14 lads completed the next major fundraiser for the All Ireland Feile trip last Saturday night, with a stayawake in the clubrooms. Thank you very much to everyone who supported this fundraiser, and to all of those who supervised and helped out around the event. Thank you also to Dessie McKenzie for the loan of the big dartboard on the night. The final major fundraiser for the trip will take place on Saturday night June 11th with a table quiz in Doogies. This is sure to be a very enjoyable event, so we look forward to a decent turnout to complete our off pitch preparations for the Feile trip.

Finally, congratulations to our most senior and respected member, Michael Farrell on celebrating his 90th birthday last week. In the history of the Harps, Michael’s ongoing contribution will be hard to match, and we look forward to seeing Michael around the clubrooms now that the good weather is upon us for the next few months.

 

GOOD HOME WIN FOR HARPS

posted 22 May 2016, 08:05 by Derrygonnelly Harps

Harps 2 – 14

Roslea 1 – 12

This was a good competitive tie, although there would be no real questioning the result overall. The Harps had a bit more variation in their play, and a variety of scoring threats. They also got a decent handle on Roslea’s attacks, especially in the second period. Roslea will know they had a reasonable amount of play and will go home saying that if they were at full strength on a given day, they are ready to go toe to toe with the Harps alright. But sure the Harps knew that anyway.

The first period saw Roslea with a fair amount of breeze in their backs, and a few good scores from mid to long range through Seamie and Sean Quigley, plus a goal around the fifteen minute mark from maybe Nigey Cosgrove, (it was hard to see to be honest.) The Harps were particularly well served by Leigh Jones Senior in the first quarter, he was involved all over the place, including scores. Big Stephen Mcgullion flicked a decent goal for the Harps quite soon after Roslea’s and the Harps came strong in the second quarter to overturn a bit of a deficit and go in one up at half time : 1-8 to 1-7. Jonny hit a Jonny McGurn style 50’ into the wind shortly before half time, and Neil Gallagher was also on target as was Leigh Senior.

The second half was scrappy enough in the third quarter, with Wardy hitting two excellent frees in answer to two nice scores from the Quigley brothers. Seamie had another free before the decisive burst of the Harps came from Garvan Jones, Deccy Cass and Stephen McGullion. The Harps had got that wee bit of daylight. Seami had a free before Leigh Junior and McGullion set up Wardy for a score from play. Then the thing was over when Stephen McGullion had his second goal of the day in the 29th minute, a flick home from a Paul Ward mishit, if we’re honest. Danny Mohan shaved the crossbar, and the game ended.

For Roslea, the bringing the ball out of defence at speed was the best aspect of their play, thereafter, they favoured the high ball from the right wing from 55 yards out onto the big man. Hasn’t changed, won’t change really. In the second period in particular, that wasn’t overly effective (into the wind) and Stevie Burns was able to deal with it pretty well. It’s hard enough to defend though, with Shane Lynch sniffing around, so it was good to see the guys around that area sharp onto the break. Leigh Junior and Eamo are quick on their feet to that kind of thing and they held the man up well who won possession. Garvan Jones got through a lot of work and he was also a scoring threat, while Leigh Senior, Wardy and Mug mean that we have a fair bit going on up front at different times. This was a decent competitive game overall. Over and out.         

 

A Good Oul Junior Match..

posted 21 May 2016, 14:17 by Derrygonnelly Harps

Harps 2-16
Tempo 0-10
The scoreline looks like this was a handy win, but it wasn't until the last ten that one felt the win was pretty much in the bag. It was an enjoyable 'proper' Junior match, of which we sadly don't get to see very many nowadays. Both teams played some useful stuff, but the Harps had that bit more control and cutting edge.
Sean Breen started things off for Tempo with a beast of a point from the left wing early on, but the Harps were to have the majority of the attacking play in the half, and really should have had more than the 0-9 to 0-3 lead that they had at half time. Barry McGrath, Colm Jones, two Aidy Meehan points, and Petie Gallagher plus a 45 yarder from Kevin Cassidy giving the Harps the platform.
Tempo got a good run at it in the third quarter, with Conor Meehan and Kieran Ingram, plus Tommy Dunne and Dara McCaffrey all givng it a lash, but the Harps had a super goal from Petie Gallagher on the 45 minute mark to move things on well. He won a ball on the left wing, burst past two men, had a great low shot which beat the 'keeper but was deflected onto the bar by a defender behind him, a bit of ping pong for a second or two and the Boho man jabbed home the rebound - a work of art. Barry McGrath, Colm Jones and Petie Gall again saw the thing home from there. There were plenty of good performances in this win, from Aaron Burke and Stephen Jones at the back, through Kevin Cassidy at midfield (stats will show 40 plus possessions and a lot of control by the big man!) plus a generally lively attack in which our man Pete was an excellent outlet with unselfish running and showing for the ball in the hard areas. 



FIVE IN A ROW!

posted 21 May 2016, 13:45 by Derrygonnelly Harps

Harps Ladies 8-8
St Joseph's 4-8
The Harps Ladies recorded another fine win in the 9-a-side League in this tie. On the attack they always looked likely, driven forward by the strong running of Eimear Smyth and the nice passing from Emma Burns. Imelda Jones and Andrea Gordon were a potent attack. 
Ederney were very young, but mobile, so our backs had to be on their toes to limit their attacks, with Lynda Brennan controlling things well. 
The second half saw Eimear Smyth and the hardworking Emma Leonard keep driving the thing onwards to mantain a decent margin and win in the end. 
Well done girls! The Gaffer is happy. 

Harps Notes 16th May

posted 16 May 2016, 01:35 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Harps Lotto, now £2800, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers were 11, 18, 22 & 30. £20 each went to Johnny Cunningham, Belleek, Rosemary Magee, Monea, and Dominic and Etta Kerrigan, Tullyrossmearn. We are in the Cosy Bar this Sunday night, with Pat McGurn and Michael Glynn on duty with Mary.

Our Seniors pulled away from St Joseph’s in the end for two good league points last Friday night. They host Roslea this Sunday at 12.00 in Canon Maguire Park. Our Juniors had a good result against Teemore away last week, and they host Tempo this Saturday evening. Our Seniors are then provisionally scheduled to play a catchup match against Maguiresbridge next Wednesday May 25th, before travelling to Belcoo that Saturday evening. Busy time. Congratulations to those players who were involved with the Fermanagh team on Sunday.

Thank you to everyone who took part in the first Feile fundraiser on Sunday 8th when a most successful Darts competition was held in Doogies. Thank you also to people who bought raffle tickets, and to those who donated prizes, namely Gilroy Landscaping, The Casson, Fairview Meats, Chips and Co, John & Margaret Doogan and Patricia Cassidy. Peter Walmsley and Aidy Meehan helped a lot with the running of this event, but the most praise should be reserved for Marty Walmsley, who single handedly drove a great start to our fundraising effort. Many thanks also to the organisers of the DGD in the Community Centre who made donated the proceeds from the disco last Saturday evening towards the Feile as well. This was most appreciated. There are a few more fundraisers lined up over the coming weeks, namely a sponsored stay-awake and a table quiz.

Registration is now open for this year’s Couch to 5k, part of Derrygonnelly Harps GFC’s Health and wellbeing programme. Registration is open to all of the community aged 16 years plus and the aim of the 10 week programme which commences on 3 July, is to get as many people on the move as possible, with a view to completing the Derrygonnelly 10/5k on Saturday 17th September.  Once again the programme will be led by local health and fitness professional Caroline Greene. Registration forms will be available at Sunday morning football, from the local businesses in Derrygonnelly and will be downloadable from the Derrygonnelly Harps website and Facebook page.  The 10 week programme costs £50 and this includes donation to charity, a weekly exercise class, a weekly supervised walk/run, a nutritional talk and timetabled programme for the 10 weeks plus a couch to 5k 2016 t shirt.   Please return completed registration forms along with payment to Jacqui Magee, Éadaoin Love or Mark Grannell at Sunday morning football, or at Caroline’s Wednesday night circuits class in the community centre. Registration closes on 8th June.

Because of the senior match this Sunday, we are requesting that all youngsters and parents attending Sunday Morning Footy enter Canon Maguire Park at the top end of the training pitch for this week only to ease our traffic situation if possible. We will also be finishing up at 12.15 this week. Hard luck to the Harps' lads who were involved with the County Minors on Sunday.

Note also that the Harps are hosting the Cul Camp from August 1st – August 5th. There is a ‘Get Gear Early’ initiative this year, and registration is done online, and there is a link from the Harps online output. It does not look like our Under 14s have a competitive match this week. Our Minors next scheduled fixture is on May 24th away to Enniskillen Gaels. Our Under 10s have played two matches in the last week, and they played well in both of them, against Devenish and Derrylin. Their next scheduled match is on May 27th against Belnaleck.

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