Harps Notes 13th November 2017

posted 13 Nov 2017, 05:01 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Harps Lotto jackpot, now £2900, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers were 9, 13, 28 and 30. £20 each went to Caithlin Keogh, Enniskillen, Sadie McGrath, Cashel and Jackie Doogan, Derrygonnelly. We are in the Cosy Bar this Sunday night. Mary Cox, John Ferguson, and Eamonn Greene will be on the controls.

Well, maybe the biggest weekend in our club's history is over, and we're still standing tall! Congratulations to our Under 16s on a fantastic display against Gaoth Dobhair in the Spirit of Paul McGirr Ulster tournament quarter final, showing skill and commitment aplenty to get our first victory in competition at this level. They now meet Crossmaglen in the Ulster Semi-Final. This game is provisionally scheduled for playing on Saturday at 2pm in Dromore.  

Next day, we had a fine effort against Cavan Gaels in the Ulster Senior Club semi final. Our players showed the right mentality, skill levels and character, just missing out on the win as Cavan Gaels grabbed a draw after extra time. So we're back at it again this weekend, on the front foot, looking to keep the journey going.  

The support for both teams was fantastic, and we will need the full mobilisation of Harps people again, plus Fermanagh people, to cheer us on.  It was some weekend for our club, when you look back at it.

The senior match has been rescheduled for Sunday in Clones at 1.45. The Under 16 fixture is slightly provisional at this juncture as well. Therefore, please keep an eye on our online output, and as soon as it is available, details will be circulated.

Fair play also to Belnaleck, what a brilliant time for that club. Good luck to them all in preparing for their Ulster Final. They had to show great character to win their semi on Sunday.

On a different, obviously sadder, note, it was with sadness that Harps members heard of the passing last week of Jim McCann, of Irvinestown, previously Derrygonnelly, who played for the Harps with distinction many decades ago. We also heard of the passing of Joe Duffy, Castletown, and we extend our condolences to both families upon their bereavement.   

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