Harps Notes 14th January 2019

posted 14 Jan 2019, 01:37 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The club had a really brilliant Celebration Dinner Dance on Saturday night, as we took one last look back on our historic 2018 season before getting stuck into the upcoming season again. Thank you very much to everyone who attended, and made for a great atmosphere, but thank you in particular to our Social committee, led by Gerald Greene in particular, for all of their work in promoting and putting the night together. Gavin did his usual brilliant night’s work as MC, and we were delighted to have such a measured and pleasant guest speaker in Kevin McStay to do the presentations. There were endless other aspects to the evening which were worthy of mention, too many to go into in the right detail, but to everyone who helped out, thanks a lot for a great club occasion.

The Harps Lotto jackpot, now £5400, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers were 2, 5, 10 and 18. £20 each went to Cathy Cameron, Monea, Fidelma McCaffrey, Garrison, and Seamus Gilfedder, Belleek. We are in Old Pals on Sunday night, with Garry and the two Kevins, plus Mary, on duty.

Derrygonnelly Harps' Health & Wellbeing programme is looking very busy for the New Year. First off, our six week programme of FREE "Eazy on the Kneezy" sessions, started last Monday in the clubrooms and will continue this Monday from 11-11.45am. These sessions consist of gentle exercises to maintain joint stability, strengthen core, improve balance and to generally improve the physical and mental wellbeing of participants.  The sessions are suitable for men and women and are a mixture of light circuits and armchair circuits for those with limited mobility. We would encourage everyone to come along and give it a try with our friendly and supportive instructor Jackie Cassidy. Girls' Teen fit continues this Monday from 7.45-8.30pm in the clubrooms.  This is a class for secondary school girls and is a mix of strength and conditioning and cardio exercises, suitable for all fitness levels.  The next 2 classes will cost £1 per person as they are funded and after that, will cost £3 per person. Our very successful yoga programme with Jim Fawcett started up again on Wednesday past, 7-8pm for Beginners and 8.15-9.15pm for Sports.  The 6 week course is £20 per person and new faces are always welcome. Gaelic for Mothers and Others (G4M&O) circuit training starts up again on Thu 17 January from 7.45-8.30pm and will cost £3 per class.

Finally, our Scor na nOg traditional group travelled to Silverbridge on Saturday evening to compete in the Ulster final. Despite a fine performance, on the back of very good preparation, our fellas didn’t manage to get to the All Ireland semi. Nonetheless, they have put in a great shift for the event, and will be keen to go again. Thank you very much to Oisin, Odhran and Naoise Harbinson, Kealan McShea, and Eoin Magee. Odhran in particular made great sacrifices to be in Silverbridge on the night. Thanks also to the boys' families, plus everyone who helped out with practices and travelled to the events.

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