CHILDRENS DISCO: A Halloween Disco will be held on Friday, October 27th from 7pm until 9pm in Cullohill Community Centre. (All Children must be supervised by Parents). Disco with fun and games, guess the sweets in the jar, name the cat and shop facilities. There will be a special prize for the Best Halloween Costume! Admission: €5 per child.
Race Night: Many thanks to everyone who supported our Annual Race Night by purchasing horses, sponsoring pages and races, and attending on the night. It was a good success with much needed funds raised for the club’s ongoing costs involved with training teams, etc… A small handful of cards arrived back beyond the deadline, however these were included in our auction race at the end of the night and each horse received an equal chance as any other on the night. Well done to the winners and many thanks once again for your ongoing support.
Third Time Lucky (Bonus Ball) Lotto: Congratulations to Mary Townsend, winner of the July €500 prize. This is Mary’s second time to win the prize, a huge congratulations to her!
Championship Results and Fixtures: The Senior A hurlers play in the quarter finals of the champsionship V Clonaslee this Saturday evening, August 19th at 7.30pm in O’Moore Park Portlaoise. Please come along and support the lads.
HARPS GAA Race Night: Our Annual Race Night will be held on Saturday the 15th of July in Lennons Bar, Durrow. The night, previously advertised for July 1st was changed due to unforeseen circumstances. We ask everybody to please support this vital fundraiser for the Club on the night via the Auction Race. We look forward to seeing you on the night for some great craic.
Championship Matters: July is now upon us and the Championship is ready to get going in earnest. Our Senior A Hurlers open their campaign with a tough assignment against Rosenallis on Sunday, July 16th. We ask all supporters to come along to Mountrath for this 7pm throw-in.
Junior Cs: Before that, our Junior C hurling team play against Castletown this Thursday evening, 13th July at 7.30pm in Durrow. We hope to have a great home support for the lads in this first round fixture.
Junior As: A time and venue has yet to be announced by Laois GAA for the Junior A hurlers opening championship clash, also with Castletown which is due to be played on Friday, July 21st at 7.30pm.
U14s: Next Friday July 14th, our U14 football team welcome Clonaslee to Durrow for a 6.30pm throw-in.
Junior Football Team: Our football team did not enter the league again this year, but they have been preparing well for their opening game against St. Joseph’s which will take place on Thursday, July 27th at 7.30pm. A venue has yet to be announced by Laois GAA for this game, so please keep an eye on the Club’s Twitter and Facebook pages for further information closer to the time.
Minor Football Team: Timahoe will host The Harps and St. Joseph’s on Monday, July 24th at 7.30pm in the Minor Football Championship opening round.
U16s: The third round of the U16 football championship sees The Harps playing Ballylynan at home on Friday, July 21st at 6.30pm. We wish all the teams the very best of luck in their upcoming campaigns!
The Harps GAA Club are considering setting up a Supporters WhatsApp Broadcast Service to keep club members and supporters alike up-to-date on Club activities. Should there be significant interest in the service, the club will look at rolling it out in the very near future. The club aim to use the service to highlight fixtures, results and other newsworthy items.
It is important to highlight that this service is different to a traditional WhatsApp group whereby anyone in the group can message the whole group – this will not be the case, so there will no need to be worried about getting potentially hundreds of alerts every day! A broadcast service is sent directly from the Club to your phone and any replies sent will only be to the club’s service desk.
Let us know your thoughts on our Facebook page.
Laois GAA will be hosting a Go-Games Referee Course on Saturday, 8th April from 10am-1pm and Monday, 10th April from 6pm-9pm in the Laois GAA Offices, Parkside, Portlaoise (behind O’Moore Park). Anyone who wishes to attend only needs to attend one of the events.
This is for anyone (male and female) from 14-19 years who is interested in refereeing Go Games at Under-8 and Under-10 level. FREE ENTRY
This course would also be of assistance to anyone who wishes to apply for Cul Camp work during the Summer.
Any queries please contact Laois GAA (057) 8660674 or email email@example.com
NOTE: Everyone is asked to wear tracksuit, runners and bring football boots as some pratical work will also be done on adjoining pitches.
BOOKING THROUGH EVENTBRITE ONLY: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/laois-gaa-go-games-referee-course-2017-tickets-33046934270
Anyone who books before April 3rd will be entered into a draw for the chance to referee in Croke Park on April 11th.
Annual County Board Draw: The Harps GAA Club appeal to everyone to support the Annual County Board Draw which is a massive fundraiser for the Club. Tickets are currently on sale from all committee members and adult players until February 28th. Why not buy one in conjunction with a friend?
Smash Hits Night: Keep your diary free for March 11th when The Harps GAA will hold a fundraiser in Lennons Venue, Durrow. The massively popular Smash Hits group will perform songs that have thrilled audiences all across the UK and Ireland on the night. Keep an eye out on Social Media for further details and competitions to win some tickets for the event!!!
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.