Mar 042014

LaoisGAA-LaoisShoppingCentreThe draw for the 2014 Hurling Championships were made tonight (Tuesday March 4th) in Portlaoise and the following fixtures are sure to whet the appetite of both players and fans alike come high summer…

Laois Shopping Centre Senior Hurling Championship (Games to be played weekend of 19-26 July)

The Harps v Clough Ballacolla

Laois Shopping Centre Intermediate Hurling Championship (Games to be played weekend of 18-25 July)

Clonad v The Harps

Laois Shopping Centre Junior B Hurling Championship

Portlaoise v Clough Ballacolla (winner v The Harps)

Laois Shopping Centre Under-21 Hurling Championship

Clough Ballacolla v Castletown Slieve Bloom (winner v The Harps Gaels)

Laois Shopping Centre Minor Hurling Championship

The Harps Gaels v Castletown Slieve Bloom

Sep 172013

HurlingThe Harps Senior team maintained their senior status for 2014 when they got the better of local rivals Ballinakill in Saturday’s relegation final.  Our lads showed a huge work rate and pride in the jersey right from the start.  Despite conceding two first half goals against the run of play, The Harps managed to stretch into a 0-13 to 2-2 half time lead.  Even with renewed effort from Ballinakill, The Harps dictated matters in the second half and never looked in trouble.  With Michael Lanigan deadly accurate from free’s and good scores from John Brophy, Sean Burke and Ronan Delahunty, The Harps survived on a score line of 0-19 to 2-7.  With our minors competing in the minor county final for the second year in a row the future looks bright.

Jul 192013

The Senior hurlers kick off their campaign this Saturday July 20th in the first round of the championship where they take on Kilcotton/Borris in O Moore Park, Portlaoise at 6pm. Best of luck to all involved. We appeal to all supporters to come along and be the sixteenth man in the stand on the evening – with the weather promising to be good, there is no excuse!

For those who are unable to attend, CLG Laois on Twitter can be followed here… where live updates throughout the game will be posted. It is hoped to have some score updates on The Harps GAA Facebook page here… as the game progresses.

Jun 282013

Laois SHC Castletown vs The HarpsOur Senior Hurlers took on Castletown/Slieve Bloom recently in the club grounds at Durrow and were unlucky to loose on a scoreline of 2-15 to 0-16 after conceding two goals in quick succession over the last five minutes of the game. The Senior hurlers will welcome Rathdowney-Errill to Durrow on Thursday Night, July 4th at 7.30pm in a do-or-die contest. We appeal to all supporters to come out on the night and support the team, be the sixteenth man!

Jun 072013

hurling1The Harps Senior Hurlers disappointing league run so far has just earned the club one single point in the Division 1 campaign. With just three remaining games The Harps vitally need to gather points if they are to avoid relegation. This Saturday, June 8th The Harps will play Portlaoise in Durrow at 2pm – please note the change of time as it had originally been an evening fixture. We appeal to everyone to get behind the team and be the 16th man.

Remaining League Fixtures:
June 20th: The Harps V Castletown Slieve Bloom (Durrow at 7.45pm)
July 4th: The Harps V Rathdowney-Errill (Durrow at 7.45pm)

Jun 042013

hurling1Our Senior Hurlers took on Ballinakill on recently in the club grounds at Durrow. With good exchanges in the first half our home side went in three points up at half time, but Ballinakill battled hard in the second half and earned themselves a well deserved draw. This was a good performance by the Harps considering that our 5 inter county players were sidelined and not allowed play, John Prior, Shane Phelan, Rory Moore and Aiden Galvin are injured and David Freeman, Tommy Moore and Paul Dunne have emigrated.

May 172013

hurling1Training is in full swing at the moment (twice a week and a practice match at weekend). The management urge all players to get involved and give full commitment. The team take on Ballinakill in Durrow on Wednesday Evening, 22nd May at 7.45pm. This is an important match for the lads so please come along and show your support. Thank You!