Weekly Notes & Archive


Harps Notes 15th Dec 2015

posted 15 Dec 2014, 03:18 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Lotto jackpot is now £5100. The numbers on Sunday night were 1, 9, 12, & 15. £20 each went to Colleen McGrath, Derrygonnelly, Kate McGerty, Derrylin, plus Denis McCabe, Garrison.

Please note that next Sunday night’s draw in The Linnett Inn will see our annual Christmas Bumper Lotto. Regardless of whether the jackpot is won or not, there will be six lucky dip prizes of £50 each, plus a sellers prize of £50. So make sure you initial your envelopes, and try to sell a few more as well!
Our Youth Section AGM will take place on Tuesday December 30th at 7pm in the clubrooms, all coaches, parents and interested parties are invited to attend this. We have also booked our Youth Presentation event for Friday January 23rd.
We intend to have the Harps' merchandise ordered a number of weeks ago available for collection this Thursday and Friday evening at the clubrooms. Bear with us on this one, and we will get the word out via our online output and any other way we can.
Our members are also in possession of a number of tickets for the GAA’s annual National Club Draw for 2015, with fantastic prizes such as trips to New York, All Star Tours, umpteen All Ireland Final packages including accommodation, €1000 shopping vouchers, travel vouchers and more. We hope to sell these over the next month.

HARPS AGM 2015

posted 14 Dec 2014, 04:16 by Derrygonnelly Harps   [ updated 14 Dec 2014, 04:21 ]

The club AGM on Sunday December 7th saw a healthy attendance, reflecting a good level of interest and motivation in club affairs. After a very well thought out, realistic positive address from our Chairperson John McGovern, those present heard main reports from our Secretary Nicola Cassidy and Treasurer Ruairi Dundas, plus a series of subsequent reports from our Louise Dundas re our Ladies, Garry Smyth reflecting on matters within our Youth Section, plus Hugh Kelly, outlining our plans for our developing Health and Wellbeing section.

Nicola gave a very comprehensive report, succeeding in giving us a factual review of our various activities across so many areas, and thanking a lot of our clubs workers and supporters.

Ruairi’s report, like Kieran Daly’s in years gone by, is always the headline one. He was able to reflect upon a lot of fundraising in the club over the last year, which gave us good revenue, but our expenditure was also perhaps unusually high, leaving us with only a very small surplus in terms of running costs. Major areas of expenditure include Grounds and Building costs, Transport, County Board fees, levys and insurances, Medical Costs, and obviously ongoing expenses in areas such as team preparation, club functions etc etc. The Lotto is our absolute core fundraiser, and the report here looked to see if work might be done to broaden its reach somewhat. Regarding capital work, Ruairi was able to point out the work on the pitchside viewing post, but chiefly through our much valued ‘Harps for Tomorrow’ income, we made a reduction in our capital debt of over £20,000, which was as things need to be. We are reducing this burden every year, and are able to look at our facilities with great pride. Nonetheless, it is still a six figure factor in our club’s current position.  Garry’s report was a very comprehensive look at where our club has managed to position itself through hard work with its players from a very early age, and hoped that we would continue to develop our players and provide a lot of activities for them. Louise stated, to general agreement, that efforts would continue to be focussed on developing underage girls’ teams for the foreseeable future, as they seemed most sustainable.

Following the election of officers and committees for 2015 (see Club Executive & Management link from homepage), the meeting looked at the new Code of Conduct and implications for our members, we considered matters relating to the club lotto, motions for convention plus other strategic issues for the club. After quite a bit of change last year, we were able to retain our officers in place this year, with main officers John, Nicola and Ruairi continuing in their roles. Good luck to all club volunteers in 2015. 

Harps Notes 8th Dec 2014

posted 8 Dec 2014, 03:33 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Lotto numbers on Sunday night were 13, 19 22 & 25 with no jackpot winner, thus the jackpot has reached £5000. £20 each went to Barry Norton, c/o The Kellys, Knockmore, Sinead Leonard, Monea & yet again, the Derrygonnelly Eggheads. The draw this Sunday night will be in The Cosy Bar. Our Lotto is what generates the most significant proportion of our standard expenditure throughout the year, so thank you to all who promote the lotto and those who buy tickets weekly, we look forward to your continued support.
The club AGM on Sunday saw a healthy attendance, reflecting a good level of interest and motivation in club affairs. After a very well thought out, and positive address from our Chairperson John McGovern, those present heard main reports from our Secretary Nicola Cassidy and Treasurer Ruairi Dundas, plus a series of subsequent reports from our Ladies, Youth and Health and Wellbeing sections. Following the election of officers and committees for 2015, the meeting looked at the new Code of Conduct and implications for our members, we considered matters relating to the club lotto, motions for convention plus other strategic issues for the club. After quite a bit of change last year, we were able to retain our officers in place this year, with main officers John, Nicola and Ruairi continuing in their roles. The full list of officers and committee members will be available on the club website by the end of the week.
It was with genuine sadness that members heard of the bereavements in Boho last week, as Rose Ann McGrath and Charlie Jones passed away. Sincere condolences to these two club families. It is intended to rearrange our mass for deceased members of the Harps and St Fabers in early 2015.     

Harps Notes 1st December 2014

posted 1 Dec 2014, 03:15 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Harps Lotto jackpot is now £4900. Sunday night's numbers were 1, 11, 19 & 28. £20 each went to Chloe McDermott, Moneymore, Stephen Kearns, Tracey Concrete, and Paul Elliott, Derrygonnelly. This Sunday night's draw will be in Old Pal's.  

This week is a busy one in terms of off field activities, with two very important events for our supporters and members. Firstly, at 8pm on Friday night, we have our annual mass for deceased members of the Harps and Boho St Fabers. Fr Jimmy has kindly agreed to celebrate this in the clubrooms at 8pm. This is our opportunity to remember the generations before us and those of more recent times who were involved with the GAA in our area.  

The club’s AGM will take place at 5pm sharp this Sunday evening in the clubrooms. This is the forum for us to report on the year’s activities and make decisions on the months ahead. We will hear a number of reports from sections within the club, and elect officers for the year. We encourage all members to attend this meeting, to learn what the thinking is on matters, or to contribute positively to any discussions arising. See you all there!

Harps Notes 17th November 2014

posted 17 Nov 2014, 00:35 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Harps Lotto, now £4700, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers were 2, 11, 14 & 18. £20 each went to Frank McHugh, Monea, Brendan Dolan, Enniskillen, and Ciaran McGovern, Monea. The draw this Sunday night will be in Doogies.

Please note that our AGM is scheduled for the late afternoon of Sunday December 7th. Our annual mass for Deceased members of Derrygonnelly Harps and Boho St Fabers is scheduled to take place in our clubrooms again this year on Friday night December 5th at 8pm .  
An invitation has been extended to our members to the launch of the first ever book on the History of the Mac Rory Cup. The launch will take place on Thursday 27 November 2014 at 7pm in the Assembly Hall at St Michaels College Enniskillen. We think our club has had ten MacRory winners in its ranks, and they will doubtless feature in memorabilia present on the night, plus in the book itself.
It was with sadness that our club and its members heard of two deaths in our locality last week, namely Mrs Agnes McHugh, and Francis Farmer of Boho, and also of the passing of Tom Cullen, a lifelong Gael form our neighbouring club Erne Gaels. Genuine sympathies to all of the bereaved families.

ENGINEERS WANTED...

posted 15 Nov 2014, 08:27 by Derrygonnelly Harps

This is a letter which we received recently. It may be of interest to someone..

Dear County Club

I am currently recruiting engineers for our company.

We design and manufacture mining and quarrying equipment (crushers, screeners, trommels, stackers & directional drills) and sell them all over the world.

We are growing at the moment and need at least 5 additional engineers.

I was wondering if I could ask you for the email addresses of the clubs in your county as I’m thinking some of your guys may be interested in these jobs.

I would be very grateful for your help.

Kind regards

Siobhan

HR Assistant                                                                                    

 McCloskey International. 

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Harps Notes 10th November

posted 10 Nov 2014, 03:30 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Harps Lotto jackpot, now £4600, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers were 5, 19, 24 & 28. £20 each went to Margaret Friel, Enniskillen, Padraig McGinley, Derrygonnelly and Eamon Gilfedder, Belleek. The draw this Sunday night will be in the Linnett Inn.
Members might wish to make a preliminary note in your diaries for the club AGM which is scheduled for the late afternoon slot on Sunday December 7th.

Harps Notes 3rd Nov 2014

posted 4 Nov 2014, 05:51 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Lotto jackpot, now £4500, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers were 15, 23, 25 & 26. £20 each went to Jenny Fee, Enniskillen, Maura Maguire, Garrison, and Philomena O'Reilly, Macken. The draw this Sunday night will be in the Cosy Bar.
The club monthly committee meeting will not take place this week, but rather on November 13th at 9pm.
There are two upcoming Foundation Level coaching courses which some members may be interested in attending. The first course takes place this Friday night and from 9.30 - 4.30 on Saturday in Belleek, and the second course is on the following weekend November 14th and 15th at a venue to be confirmed. Anyone who might be interested in contributing in this area of club activity and who wants to do the course should contact Garry or Brendy.
On behalf of the club, condolences are extended to Mrs Corrigan, Tonagh and the extended family circle of Mrs Maureen Keaney of Garrison, who died last week.   

Harps Notes 27th Oct 2014

posted 28 Oct 2014, 01:11 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Lotto jackpot, now £4400, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers were 17, 20,21 & 28. £20 each went to Breegine Boyle, Derrygonnelly, Kate McGerty, Derrylin & Seamus Greenan, Garrison. The numbers on the Monday 20th draw were 8, 21, 25 & 26. £20 each went to Ronan Gormley, Irvinestown, Mary McConnell, Derrygonnelly and Brian Treacy, Derrygonnelly. The draw this Sunday night will be in Old Pals.

Our Under 16s busy spell of games came to an end last Saturday when we were beaten by Crosserlough of Cavan in the Paul McGirr Memorial Ulster Under 16 tournament. We found ourselves in big trouble in the first quarter, and they took clinical advantage of that. Thereafter, we were more competitive, and managed to compete at their level, particularly in the second half, and hopefully the players can learn some lessons from that. It is important to congratulate them on the success of the season overall, with a Fermanagh double recorded, and to thank the players and managers Peter and Anthony for their commitment and work as well.

Finally, it was with sadness that club members heard about the death of Mrs Mary Lucy of Arney last week, and sincere condolences are extended to the Rasdale and Lucy families.

First Under 16 Double since 2001!

posted 21 Oct 2014, 14:36 by Derrygonnelly Harps

Well done to our Under 16, sponsored by The Casson, on an excellent performance in the league final tonight to defeat Enniskillen Gaels. 
Full report in the Youth Section.
 

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