Sep 102015
 

The Harps footballers proved far too strong for The Rock in this Junior football championship relegation play off.  Played in The Heath GAA grounds, The Harps started against a strong wind but still began to build a steady lead.  First half goals from Ger Alley and Mark White, and some steady defending at the other end had The Harps in total control.  With Pat Walsh dominant at midfield and Sean Burke marshalling the defence at centre-back, The Harps played some excellent football.  Points from Pat Walsh, Jim Campion and Niall Brophy pushed the lead out to 7 points at half time, 2-6 to 0-5.

The second half was all one way traffic as The Harps dominance was only added to by the strong wind.  Points flew over from all angles as Darren Maher, John Finnegan and Pat Walsh all helped to stretch the lead.  Darren Maher finished to the net from close range to kill any hope The Rock may have had, and when Jim Campion converted from the penalty spot the game was really over as a contest.  The Harps were enjoying themselves now, and some excellent points from Ger Alley, Pat Walsh and Cormac McCann finished out the scoring to leave the score board reading The Harps 4-14 The Rock 0-8.

Great credit must go to Gabby Irwin and Dave Finnegan for the effort they have put in this year.  The players will realise an improved effort in training is required next year to push on and win this championship.

The Harps.
1.Kevin Donoghue; 2.Stephen Thomas; 3.James Shortall; 4.John Dunne; 5.Shane Brophy; 6.Sean Burke; 7.Diarmuid Irwin; 8.John Finnegan; 9.Pat Walshe; 10.Darren Maher; 11.Niall Donoghue; 12.Cormac McCann; 13.Jim Campion; 14.Ger Alley; 15.Mark White.

Subs: Robert Freeman for Shane Brophy; Donnacha Quinn for Niall Brophy.

Jul 312015
 
July 24th V Ballylinan: Played in wet conditions in the immaculate Crettyard G.A.A grounds, our footballers lost out by 4 points to a strong Ballylinan outfit. Ballylinan got off to a blistering start, indeed right from the throw in they worked the ball through The Harps defence before finishing the ball to the corner of the net giving Kevin Donoghue no chance in goals.  The Harps were reeling and Ballylinan hit a further two points before The Harps opened their scoring with a fine point from play by Jim Campion.  This settle our lads and they came thundering into the game.
The strong running of Ballylinan was still causing problems but The Harps defence managed to pressure the opposition into kicking wide after wide.  Kevin Donoghue also pulled off some fine saves to keep The Harps in the game. At the other end some clever attacking moves resulted in points from play for Niall Brophy and a converted free by Jim Campion. The Harps were given a huge boost when the lively Michael Dooley latched on to a breaking ball around the square and finished neatly to the corner of the net to leave The Harps trailing by three points at half time, 1-06 to 1-03.
The second half was another very close 30 minutes of football with the teams trading scores throughout. Try as they might to break away, Ballylinan were held in check by a resolute Harps defence. Accurate kicking from Jim Campion had narrowed the gap and when centre-back Tommy Moore kicked the score of the game, a mighty point from way out on the right wing, the gap was down to one.  The Harps were dealt a blow when reliable corner back Steven Thomas limped off injured, and a few basic mistakes cost The Harps dearly in this period. Ballylinan started to convert their chances and opened a three point lead.  With time running out The Harps went in search of a goal but it was not to be as Ballylinan finished the scoring with a late point to leave the final score at Ballylinan 1-11, The Harps 1-07.
This was a good effort from our lads who gave their best on the night.  They do no have much time to lick their wounds however, as the draw pits them against Stradbally this Thursday (30th July), to be played in Crettyard at 7.30. All support is greatly appreciated.
The Harps: 1.Kevin Donoghue; 2.Steven Thomas; 3.James Shortall; 4.John Dunne; 5.Joe Murphy; 6.Tommy Moore; 7.Diarmuid Irwin; 8.John Finnegan; 9.Ger Alley; 10.David Doheny; 11.Niall Brophy; 12.Cormac McCann; 13.Michael Dooley; 14.Seamus Clancy; 15.Jim Campion. Subs: Shane Phelan for Ger Alley; Ronan Delahunty for Steven Thomas; Shane Donoghue for John Dunne; Mark White for Seamus Clancy.
July 30th V Stradbally: The Harps Junior footballers exited the championship last Thursday after losing to Stradbally in their second game. Played in Crettyard, this was a close encounter and there was nothing separating the teams in the opening 20 minutes. With the ever reliable Jim Campion accurate from free’s and from play the sides swapped scores in the opening minutes as both teams fought to put their stamp on the game. A fine point from play by Shane Donoghue was answered by a converted free for Stradbally.
In a low scoring game goals were going to be vital and Stradbally hit The Harps with two sucker punches just before half time when they netted twice in the space of a few minutes to leave the half-time score at Stradbally 2-04 to The Harps 0-04. There was no panic at half time as our players knew they were every bit as good as Stradbally and the second half started out just like the first 30 minutes as the teams exchanged scores with Jim Campion hitting some good scores. The Harps were clawing their way back into this game but while Stradbally had limited point taking ability, a high ball into their giant full-forward paid dividends as he caught, turned and crashed to the net to push their lead back out to 6 points.
To their credit, The Harps refused to throw in the towel and a few minutes later Michael Dooley was brought down when through on goal and Jim Campion made no mistake with his penalty kick.  The next score would be vital and unfortunately another high ball into the Stradbally full-forward line resulted in another goal to push the deficit back to 6 points once again. With time almost up The Harps launched attack after attack but luck was not on their side and Stradbally ended the scoring with the final point of the match.
A disappointing end for our footballers who were missing some key players for both championship games.  Great credit must go to Gabby Irwin and Dave Finnegan who really tried to drive the team on this year but it wasn’t to be.
The Harps: 1.Kevin Donoghue; 2.Cormac McCann; 3.James Shortall; 4.John Dunne; 5.Joe Murphy; 6.Tommy Moore; 7.Diarmuid Irwin; 8.John Finnegan; 9.Shane Donoghue; 10.David Doheny; 11.Niall Brophy; 12.Lee Campion; 13.Michael Dooley; 14.Ger Alley; 15.Jim Campion.
Jun 072015
 
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A disastrous opening 10 minutes for The Harps proved costly as they lost out to The Rock last Friday in the league. Starting the game with only 14 players and with team manager Gabby Irwin showing great commitment by lining out at full back. The Harps conceded 2-03 in the early stages to leave themselves a mountain to climb. The arrival of Pat Walshe brought The Harps players count to 15, and with pride at stake our footballers upped the effort and managed to send over a string of points through the accurate Jim Campion. A hotly disputed penalty was awarded to The Rock which was converted to leave The Harps trailing by 9 points at half time.

To their credit The Harps fought back well in the second half against a strong wind. Strong running by Niall Brophy and Pat Walsh resulted in further scores. When Brophy was pulled down in the square The Harps were awarded a penalty, which Jim Campion sent to the top corner of the net. With 10 minutes to go The Harps had the margin narrowed to just three points but with nearly every call by the ref going against us it made a difficult task all the harder. A combination of going for goals when a point was there for the taking and some soft free’s awarded to The Rock meant the game finished on a scoreline of The Rock 3-09 to The Harps 1-09.

This loss all but ends The Harps chances of reaching the league final, and a big effort is now required to get the panel ready for the championship.

The Harps: 1.Kevin Donoghue, 2.Steven Thomas, 3.Gabby Irwin, 4.John Dunne, 5.Shane Brophy, 6.Cormac McCann, 7.Diarmuid Irwin, 8.Pat Walshe, 9.John Finnegan, 10.Niall Brophy, 11.Ger Alley, 12.James Campion, 13.Michael Dooley, 14.Mark White, 15.Aidan McCann.

May 262015
 
Two captains ready for battle!

Two captains ready for battle!

A strong Ballyroan-Abbey side overcame a battling Harps side in this league match played last Saturday. Played in Durrow in perfect conditions, The Harps welcomed table toppers Ballyroan-Abbey knowing that a strong performance would be needed to get a win.

Both sides traded points in the opening minutes with Ballyroan-Abbey taking a 0-03 to 0-02 lead by the 6th minute with our scores coming from a Jim Campion free and a long range effort from David Doheny. The opposition began to get on top as two further points from play stretched the lead with a Niall Brophy point in answer for The Harps. Ballyroan-Abbey were then awarded a controversial goal with The Harps players convinced the ball did not cross the goal line, but with the score awarded The Harps really needed a response. A penalty awarded in the 28th minute gave the home side a glimmer of hope, and a cool finish by Jim Campion reduced the deficit to 4 points. There was still time for more scores in this half however and it was Ballyroan-Abbey that hit 1-01 from play before the break to leave The Harps trailing 2-08 to 1-03.

Almost a goal for The Harps

Almost a goal for The Harps

When Ballyroan opened the second half with two points from play it began to look ominous for The Harps, but our lads dug in and hit 3 points from play on the trot with Jim Campion, Darren Maher and Pat Walsh hitting a point each. Ballyroan-Abbey’s superior fitness began to tell as The Harps struggled with their running game. Scores were traded as Jim Campion, David Doheny, Ger Alley and Cormac McCann kept the home side in touch along with some fine saves from Kevin Donoghue in goal. The Harps needed a goal to shake this game up, but were caught on the counter with just two minutes to go as Ballyroan-Abbey goaled from play. On the stroke of full time Ballyroan-Abbey added the last point of the game to leave the score at Ballyroan-Abbey 3-14 to The Harps 1-09.

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Kevin Donaghue Kick-Out

The score line may have been a bit harsh on The Harps, but our footballers now know the challenge ahead of them if they are to bring home silverware this year. Friday, May 29th sees The Harps travel to The Rock for a 7.30pm throw-in.

The Harps: 1.Kevin Donoghue; 2.Steven Thomas; 3.James Shortall; 4.John Dunne; 5.Shane Brophy; 6.Pat Walshe; 7.Seamus Clancy; 8.Shane Donoghue; 9.John Finnegan; 10.David Doheny; 11.Niall Brophy; 12.Darren Maher; 13.James Campion; 14.Ger Alley; 15.Mark White.

Subs:Cormac McCann for Mark White (52 mins); Conor McCann for Ger Alley (53 mins).

May 212015
 

gaelic-football-matchThe Harps Junior footballers suffered their second defeat of the league campaign when losing out to Arles Kilcruise last Wednesday, May 13th. The Harps looked the stronger outfit in a promising opening half, with two excellent individual goals from Mark White and David Doheny sending The Harps into a 2-09 to 0-10 half time lead. James Campion was deadly accurate from both free’s and play to send over 0-07, while Mark White and Pat Walsh both sent over a point apiece from play.

The second half however saw a complete turnaround in this game as The Harps were held to a mere 0-02, while Arles Kilcruise shot 1-09 to turn the game on it’s head and give them a 5 point victory. The Harps fade out was probably down to Arles Kilcruise’ superior fitness levels and this is something The Harps will hope to improve upon in the coming weeks. Best on the day for The Harps were Steven Thomas, Pat Walsh, Mark White and James Campion.

The Harps are at home in the next round to Ballyroan on Saturday 23rd of May at 7.30pm in Durrow.

The Harps: 1.Kevin Donoghue; 2.Steven Thomas; 3.James Shortall; 4.John Dunne; 5.Shane Brophy; 6.Seamus Clancy; 7.Diarmuid Irwin; 8.Pat Walsh; 9.Shane Donoghue; 10.David Doheny; 11.Ger Alley; 12.Lee Campion; 13.Mark White; 14.James Campion; 15.Shane Keown.

May 082015
 
Harps on the Attack

Harps on the Attack

The Harps footballers got back to winning ways when hosting a strong St.Fintan’s side last Wednesday in Durrow. The Harps took full advantage of a strong wind in the first half, with centre forward Ger Alley kicking a good early point from play to settle the team. In the 7th minute Michael Dooley got the score of the game when he sighted the keeper off his line and lobbed him with a deft shot to leave The Harps four points ahead. The Harps were dominating in the middle third and the scores began to flow as midfielder Shane McCann hit an excellent point from out on the right wing which was followed a minute later by a rasping shot to the net by Paul Shortall. The scoring spree was not yet finished either as towering midfielder Pat Walsh sent over a long range effort from play. St.Fintan’s managed to reply with a point from play but two points from Jim Campion (0-01,f) kept the Harps momentum going. In the last few minutes of the half St.Fintan’s converted two pointed free’s to leave the half time score at The Harps 2-05 to St.Fintan’s 0-03.

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The second half was all defence

It was now The Harps turn to defend, and the question on everyone’s lips was “will an 8 point lead be enough?”. It was St.Fintan’s who registered the first score of the second half with a point in the 4th minute, but when Jim Campion cancelled it out with a pointed free two minutes later it seemed The Harps would hold out easily. Remarkably however this was to be the last score of the game for the homeside, and three pointed free’s for St.Fintan’s had the deficit reduced to 5 points with 15 minutes left to play. It was all one way traffic for the remainder of the game as the opposition were now dominating in the middle third and launching attack after attack. The Harps defended brilliantly as a unit however, and with Kevin Donoghue determined to keep another clean sheet they managed to keep St.Fintan’s to four more points (0-03,free’s) to get a just about deserved win. Credit must go to St.Fintan’s for fighting back bravely and there is a good chance the two sides could meet again further down the line.

The Harps are now third on the table but with a game in hand. They travel to Arles Kilcruise next Wednesday, May 13th for a 7.15pm throw-in. Best of Luck lads!

The Harps: 1.Kevin Donoghue; 2.Steven Thomas; 3.James Shortall; 4.John Dunne; 5.Shane Brophy; 6.Seamus Clancy; 7.Diarmuid Irwin; 8.Shame McCann; 9.Pat Walshe; 10.David Doheny; 11.Ger Alley; 12.Lee Camoion; 13.Michael Dooley; 14.Paul Shortall; 15. James Campion.

Subs: Shane Keown for Paul Shortall (inj. 50 mins)

Scorers: Michael Dooley and Paul Shortall 1-00 ea; James Campion 0-03 (0-01f); Ger Alley, Shane McCann and Pat Walshe 0-01ea.

Apr 292015
 

Harps-Football-ChatThe Harps footballers winning streak in the league came to an end last Tuesday when they lost out to a strong Graiguecullen side. Played in Graiguecullen in blustery conditions, The Harps would play against the elements in the opening half and right from the throw in it was clear this would be a step up in class from previous opposition. A couple of early scores for Graiguecullen from tight angles let The Harps know they were in for a tough game as Graiguecullen were creating space and finding each other well. A well struck free from John Finnegan opened The Harps account and with Ger Alley brought back to close down space in defence The Harps began to get to grips with their opponents, limiting Graiguecullen to just four more points in the half. On the brink of half time John Finnegan kicked a fine point from distance to reduce the deficit to four points, 0-06 to 0-02 in favour of Graiguecullen.

An early score for Graiguecullen let The Harps know that the wind would not win this game on it’s own, but our lads were about to enjoy their best period of the game. Strong running from Pat Walsh and Darren Maher was rewarded with a pointed free from the boot of John Finnegan and the only goal of the game came soon after when big Paul Shortall created trouble in the square and when the ball broke to Michael Dooley he made no mistake from close range. With the gap reduced to a single point, Graiguecullen responded well hitting two points from play in quick succession.

With the wind playing havoc The Harps were struggling to convert their chances whereas Graiguecullen were clinical, often from very tight angles. A great individual score from Pat Walsh together with a Finnegan free converted reduced the gap to two points with 5 minutes to go. The Harps sensed the win was there for them but some sloppy play resulted in turnovers in the middle third and Graiguecullen made us pay hitting 0-02 from play to extend their lead. It could have been worse too as a fine save from Kevin Donoghue kept us in the game. The Harps had a late chance for a goal but Pat Walsh was cynically taken down and from the resulting free Finnegan sent a rocket of a shot marginally wide to leave the final score at 0-12 to 1-06 in favour of Graiguecullen.

With some key players missing on the evening The Harps now know they are a match for every team in this division. We have St.Fintans at home in our next game (Wednesday, 6th May at 7:15pm in Durrow) and as ever all support is appreciated.

The Harps: 1.Kevin Donoghue; 2.Steven Thomas; 3.James Shortall; 4.John Dunne; 5.Shane Donoghue; 6.Seamus Clancy; 7.Shane McCann; 8.John Finnegan; 9.Shane Donoghue; 10.Niall Brophy; 11.Ger Alley; 12.Darren Maher; 13.Mark White; 14.Paul Shortall; 15.Michael Dooley.

Subs used: Pat Walsh for Shane McCann (black card, 15 mins); Diarmuid Irwin for Ger Alley (50 mins); David Doheny for Mark White (50 mins).

Apr 232015
 
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The Harps footballers claimed their third win of the campaign as a strong first half showing paved the way for a comfortable win over Mountmellick. Played in Durrow on a warm evening, The Harps got off to a bright start when midfielder Pat Walsh pointed from play following a strong run through the Mountmellick defence. With The Harps dominating all over the field and stringing some lovely passes together they were rewarded when the lively James Campion hit 1-01 from play followed by a fine point from Shane Donoghue all in the space of two minutes. Tight marking in our own half was forcing Mountmellick to shoot from distance and under pressure which resulted in some bad wides. At the other end, The Harps tried to kill off the game but a combination of poor wides and going for goals when points were there for the taking meant we had to wait until the 22nd minute for our next score towering midfielder Pat Walsh blasted to the net. Mountmellick would register their only score of the first half, a pointed free, in the 25th minute. Young corner forward Shane Keown replied with a good point from a tight angle before James Campion all but ended the game as a contest when he coolly finished to the net after rounding the Mountmellick keeper to leave the half time score as The Harps 3-04, Mountmellick 0-01.

To their credit, the opposition never threw in the towel and battled gamely for the second 30 minutes. Indeed scores were traded point for point for the first 20 minutes of the second half as Mountmellick refused to yield. Poor wides and decision making meant The Harps would only score 0-04 in the second half with Campion (0-02,1f) and the Brophy brothers Niall and Shane also hitting good points. It was The Harps defence who produced the goods in this half as Mountmellick were denied the goals they so badly needed to get back into the game. Mountmellick were rewarded with two points on the trot late in the second half before their efforts for a goal finally bore fruit. On the stroke of full time corner back Steven Thomas pulled off a brilliant goal line clearance, but the ball broke to a Mountmellick player who made no mistake from close range. This was to be the last score of a sporting encounter, leaving a score line of The Harps 3-08, Mountmellick 1-06.

This was another good outing from our footballers which leaves them top of the table with three wins from three and a very healthy score difference. A huge challenge awaits The Harps in their next game on Tuesday 28th April at 7pm however as they face second place Graiguecullen who are putting up some huge scores. All support would be greatly appreciated!

The Harps: GK: Kevin Donoghue; RFB: Stephen Thomas; FB: James Shortall; LFB: John Dunne; RHB: Shane Brophy; CB: Seamus Clancy; LHB: Diarmuid Irwin; MF: Niall Brophy; MF: Pat Walsh; RHF: Mark White; CF: Ger Alley; LHF: Shane Donoghue; RFF: James Campion; FF: Paul Shortall; LFF: Shane Keown.

Subs: Michael Dooley for Shane Keown at half time.

Scores: James Campion 2-03 (0-01f); Pat Walshe 1-01; Shane Donaghue, Niall Brophy and Shane Brophy 0-01 each.

Reporting by: Harps PRO.

Apr 132015
 
The Harps V Castletown-Slieve Bloom in last years Championship

The Harps V Castletown-Slieve Bloom in last years Championship

The Harps footballers recorded their second win of their 2015 league campaign, holding off a stern challenge from Castletown-Slieve Bloom. The game was played with a strong wind blowing down the Slieve Bloom pitch and The Harps opted to start with the wind at our backs. Our lads got off to a quick fire start hitting early scores from Jim Campion and Shane Donoghue while Castletown-Slieve Bloom who struggled against the wind were forced to carry the ball forward where it was turned over time and again. Castletown-Slieve Bloom did manage three first half points, but further pointed free’s from Campion and an excellent long range scores from Ger Alley and Shane Donoghue kept The Harps in front. With half time approaching The Harps produced the move of the game when Ger Alley delivered a defence splitting pass to Darren Maher who beat his man before finishing to the net to leave the half time score at The Harps 1-08 to Castletown-Slieve Bloom 0-03.

Facing into the strong wind in the second half it was The Harps turn to be put under pressure and a couple of early Castletown-Slieve Bloom scores ate away at the lead. Full back James Shortall was outstanding in this half while Seamus Clancy commanded the centre in front of him. Castletown-Slieve Bloom began to panic at this stage and go for goals but some vital saves from Kevin Donoghue in goal denied them until Castletown-Slieve Bloom were awarded a penalty with 10 minutes to go. The first effort was saved but the referee judged Steven Thomas (sporting a trendy new beard) to be too close when the penalty was taken and Castletown-Slieve Bloom made no mistake on the retake to leave just two points between the sides. The Harps needed to respond and the hard working Niall Brophy took responsibility kicking a great point after carrying the ball from 40 yards out. With time almost up Jim Campion converted a close in free to give The Harps the insurance point and a deserved 4 point win for The Harps. Full time score: The Harps 1-10 V 1-06 Castletown-Slieve Bloom.

The Harps now top the division 4 table after the game with a 25pts scoring difference. Graiguecullen are a close second with a 21pts scoring difference.

Team: 1.Kevin Donoghue; 2.Steven Thomas; 3.James Shortall; 4.John Dunne; 5.Shane Brophy; 6.Seamus Clancy; 7.James Larkin; 8.Niall Brophy; 9.Ger Alley; 10.Shane Donoghue; 11.Paul Shortall; 12.David Doheny; 13.James Campion; 14.Mark White; 15.Darren Maher.

Subs: Michael Dooley for Mark White (50 mins).

The Harps will face Mountmellick at home in their next game on April 21st at 7pm.

Reporting by: John Dunne.

Apr 062015
 

HarpsVBallyfin06042015The Harps Junior Footballers welcomed Ballyfin to Durrow GAA grounds for their first round ACFL Division 4 tie on Easter Monday. A beautiful sun-drenched day with hardly a breeze made for perfect match-day conditions in front of the small crowd in attendance.

The Harps were quickest out of the traps with Mark White popping over a point from play in the opening seconds. This was quickly followed up by a free from John Finnegan when he was fouled in midfield contesting the kickout from White’s opener. Ballyfin responded well and kicked some clever football over the coming minutes, but were never able to penetrate the Harps defence to setup a score. Mark White was to the fore again on ten minutes with another sweet point.

At the halfway point in the first half, The Harps were getting on top and Finnegan added another point, this time from play. Niall Brophy wasn’t intent on letting White and Finnegan take all the accolades and chipped in with a well kicked point after 19 minutes. Moments later, Ballyfin pulled off a magnificent save to deny Darren Maher a sure goal.

The final third of the opening half saw Mark White in a perfect position to receive a well worked pass from David Doheny to swing over his third point of the game in the 23rd minute to put the Harps 0-06 to 0-00 ahead. Ballyfin were desperately seeking an opening score and their break came in the 25th minute when a point from play was hard earned. David Doheny replied straight away when his effort floated over the Ballacolla end crossbar. Ballyfin though, had the last say in the opening half when they converted a free on the stroke of half time to leave the score at: The Harps 0-07 V 0-02 Ballyfin.

The second half saw Ballyfin start strongly, however a resilient Harps defence was giving nothing up easily and Ballyfin were left empty-handed with each attempt. The Harps soon settled and in the 33rd minute David Doheny had the Ballyfin net rocking with his pile-driver. Ballyfin tried without vain to score and even after a Shane McCann foul that earned a yellow card, the resultant free floated harmlessly wide. Niall Brophy turned on the style in the 40th and 41st minute with a brilliant point followed by an even better goal to put the game beyond doubt. The Harps now lead 2-08 to 0-02.

The resulting kickout saw Mark White grab another point. Tired legs at this point of the game was taken advantage of by the youthful David Doheny as he cut through the Ballyfin defence to grab his second white flag of the day. The Harps could do little wrong and the resulting kickout saw Mark White pass to Ger Alley who stuck the ball in the roof of the Ballyfin net. Points from David Doheny (2), Mark White and Paul Shortall and a free kick converted by Pat Walshe saw The Harps finish out the game with a consolation point for Ballyfin at the full-time whistle. The Harps 3-15 v 0-03 Ballyfin.

The Harps: position 1 – Kevin Donoghue; position 2 – Stephen Thomas; position 3 – James Shortall; position 4 – John Dunne; position 5 – Diarmuid Irwin; position 6 – Shane McCann; position 7 – Shane Brophy; position 8 – Pat Walsh; position 9 – John Finnegan; position 10 – Mark White; position 11 – Paul Shortall; position 12 – Darren Maher; position 13 – Niall Brophy; position 14 – Ger Alley; position 15 – David Doheny.

Scorers: David Doheny 1-04; Mark White 0-05; Niall Brophy 1-02; Ger Alley 1-00; John Finnegan 0-02 (0-01f); Paul Shortall 0-01; Pat Walshe 0-01f.

The Harps will play Castletown-Slieve Bloom in the second round to be played in Slieve Bloom GAA grounds on Saturday 11th April at 6.45pm.

The Division 4 Football table at present looks like this:

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