Floodlit Ball Wall: Plans are underway to mark the completion of floodlighting at our new Ball Wall in the coming weeks. Keep an eye out on social media and in shop windows across the parish for details when they emerge.
Church Gate Collection for Epilepsy Ireland: The Harps GAA Club would like to thank everybody for their kind support at the recent collection. A total of €340 was raised.
AGM: The Annual General Meeting of the Harps GAA Club was held on Sunday, 8th of January 2017 in the Clubhouse Gym Hall and was well attended. The officers elected were as follows; President: Jimmy Fogarty; Chairman: Seamus Campion; Vice Chairman: Gabby Irwin; Secretary: David Finnegan; Assistant Secretary & PRO: Daniel Dunne; Treasurer: Imelda Galvin; Assistant Treasurer: Barry Murphy; County Delegate: Tommy Walsh; Health & Safety and Player Welfare: Maura Galvin; Health & Wellbeing: Tommy Kenna; Childrens’ Officer: Nicola Walshe; Coaching Officer: Conor Murphy; Cultural Officer: Donal Deegan. Committee: Albert Townsend, Pat Barnaville, Claire Delahunty, Sean Conroy, Noel Delaney, Dan Deegan, Mick Fitzpatrick, Brian Farrell, Richie Comerford, Tommy Moore, Breda Dunne, Kevin Galvin, Noel Kirby and Barney O’Connor.
Congratulations to Larry Mahony who won The Harps GAA’s Third Time Lucky Lotto draw on Saturday, 21st of January last. Larry’s lucky number, 45 was the bonus ball in the National Lottery’s main draw on the night clinching the win for Larry. The Club Chairman, Seamus Campion presented Larry with his cheque shortly after the draw, thanking Larry for his ongoing support for the Club.
The Harps GAA Club were delighted to have been allocated a development grant of €15,000 from the Leinster Council recently. Club Chairman and Secretary David Finnegan were both in attendance at the Leinster Council GAA Offices in Portlaoise on Monday last to collect the cheque which will be used to fund the ongoing developments at the club’s facilities.
“Much work has taken place over the past three years with a new Gym complex, Ball Wall with Floodlighting and associated groundsworks which will serve all our players both young and old long into the future.” said the Chairman following the award. “I would also like to thank David Finnegan, Club Secretary for his work in developing the plan when applying for this grant, he was instrumental in getting this grant awarded to The Harps” concluded the Chairman.
Presentation Night: On Saturday, 28th of January, at 7pm the Castle Arms Hotel will host an evening to honour our victorious U17s who won County honours in both Hurling and Football and our Minor Footballers who also won County honours. All are most welcome to attend. We ask that all share this on Social Media where possible.
Congratulations to Mary Townsend who was the second winner of the Third Time Lucky Lotto following on November 19th last. Mary’s number 40 was the bonus ball in the National Lotto Draw on the night landing her €500. Mary’s win follows Tommy Moore’s win in October when his number 17 netted him the inaugural prize. Well done to both and best of luck to all our supporters in the December draw which takes place one week before Christmas Eve on December 17th!
Photo: The Harps Chairman Seamus Campion presenting Mary Townsend with her winnings recently. AT.