Jan 212018

Since the draw began in October 2016, there have been a few changes to the list of participants – see below for the latest list – changes are in italics:

  1. Elma Duggan
  2. Breda Dunne
  3. Donal Deegan
  4. Conor Murphy
  5. Nancy Campion
  6. Sean Aylward
  7. Barry Murphy
  8. Angela Carroll
  9. Paul Monnelly
  10. Ronan Delahunty
  11. Lorcan Mahony
  12. Claire Delahunty
  13. Trish Alley
  14. James Monahan
  15. Enda Murphy
  16. Seamus Campion
  17. Tommy Moore
  18. Adrian Sheppard
  19. Pat Walshe
  20. Bobby Campion
  21. Hayley Campion
  22. Ger Brophy
  23. Pat Barnaville
  24. Enda Carroll
  25. Tommy Kenna
  26. Gabby Irwin
  27. Liam Clancy
  28. John Brophy
  29. Brian Clancy
  30. Ann Comerford
  31. Ann Campion
  32. Walter Foyle
  33. Brian Farrell
  34. Seamus Clancy
  35. Daniel Dunne
  36. Kevin Galvin Senior
  37. Ger Alley Junior
  38. Conor Brophy
  39. Francis Mahony
  40. Mary Townsend
  41. Clement White
  42. Mick Fitzpatrick
  43. David Finnegan
  44. Joe Deegan
  45. Larry Mahony
  46. Maura Galvin
  47. Ray Campion
Jan 212018

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? There are lots of prizes to be won with a massive €10,000 top prize in each of the four monthly draws.

Dec 292017

The Harps GAA Club hosted their Annual Wrenboys Hurling Tournament on St. Stephen’s Day last with four teams competing for the John Moore Memorial Cup. Four games of fifteen minutes per side were played with “Cuala” emerging as the eventual winners. Club Chairman Seamus Campion and Sheila Moore (who sponsored the John Moore Memorial Cup) presented the winning captain Shane Brophy with the cup.

Also on the day Pauric Dunne was presented with the Young Player of the Year Award by the Club’s Chairman Seamus Campion and Emer Murphy, daughter of Beatrice Alley (who sponsored the trophy in memory of her Husband John). A fantastic achievement, well done Pauric!

Finally, Michael Martin, on behalf of Laois Simon Community (Homeless Charity) accepted a cheque for €588 which was raised by The Harps GAA Club’s Annual Charity Tournament. Well done to all involved!

Dec 232017

Join us for an adult hurling tournament to be held on Saint Stephen’s Day (Tuesday, December 26th) with four teams picked from with in the club’s adult membership. It all throws in at 11am with the first semi-final followed by the second semi-final at 11:45am. The two losing sides will then meet at 12:30pm for the Shield Final followed by the Cup Final for the John Moore Memorial Cup at 1:15pm.

All games will be played at The Harps GAA pitch in Durrow and each game will be 15 minutes per side. Do come along and enjoy the morning and bring the family! Admission is free, but there will be a bucket collection for the Friends of Laois Simon Community (Homeless) held on the day, so please support generously. The chairman of the Friends of Laois Simon Community will also be in attendance on Tuesday.
The teams have already been picked and will line out as follows:
Team 1: Liam Mellowes: (Selectors: Sean Dunphy, Liam Clancy, Martin Deegan and Noel Delaney). Panel: Peter Walsh (Captain), Daniel Comerford, Shane Phelan, Emmett Dunne, Ross Young, Diarmuid Irwin, Danny Delahunty, Jack McEvoy, John Lawless, Aaron Dunne, Padraig Spencer, Eoin Clancy, Brian Farrell, Gavin Dunne, Evan Deegan, Rory Moore and Podge Delaney.
Team 2: Cuala: (Selectors: Tommy Walsh, Richie Comerford and Noel Kirby). Panel: Shane Brophy (Captain), Tommy Moore, John Prior, Eoin O’Sullivan, Ronan Delahunty, Conor Deegan, Jonathan Delahunty, Kevin Madden, Liam Dunphy, Gareth Singh, Colm Dunphy, John Brophy, Callum Creegan, Tom Dillon, Rory Doyle and Aaron O’Grady.
Team 3: Na Piarsaigh: (Selectors: Sean Conroy, Barry Murphy and Padraig Henderson). Panel: Richie Saunders (Captain), Lorcan Fitzpatrick, Tommy Whyte, Michael Lanigan, David Doheny, Emmett Fitzpatrick, Freddie Townsend, Tadhg O’Sullivan, Ciarán Comerford, Packie Flynn, Padraig Dunne, Joe Ryan, Brian Dunne, Michael Larkin, Jack Saunders, Niall Brophy and Shane Fitzpatrick.
Team 4: Slaughtneil: (Selectors: Joe Costigan, Gerry Brophy, Tom Flynn and Conor Murphy). Panel: Pat Walsh (Captain), Kevin Galvin, David O’Shaughnessy, Conor Dunne, Ciarán Shortall, Alan O’Connell, Conor Brophy, Kieran Freeman, Pat Delaney, Billy McEvoy, Brian Clancy, Kieran Fitzpatrick, Darren Maher, Eoghan Doheny, Finton Deegan and Johnny Doyle.
Note: Regarding team two, the selectors wish to make it known that Brunie was picked as captain because he was there when the teams were picked. It is no reflection of his hurling or leadership abilities. The management.
Oct 232017

HARPS GAA CLUB PRESENTS: Joe Rooney and The Afters “Father Ted Experience” – The ultimate Fr Ted Party night featuring Joe Rooney & The Afters playing music inspired and featured From the hit TV show (My Lovely Horse, Songs of Love Fr Ted Theme, Ghost Town, My Lovely Mayo Mammy) as well as some unholy party hits. Plus full comedy set From Joe Rooney (Fr Damo, Killnaskully) & Patrick McDonrell (Eoin McLove, Naked Camera) Fr Ted fancy Dress, Spot Prizes & lovely girls competition! All takes place in Lennon’s Venue, Durrow on Bank Holiday Sunday night, October 29th from 9pm followed by DJ. Tickets, €10 available from the bar, any Harps GAA Club adult player, any Harps GAA Club committee member or Eventbrite online. Please support and come along on the night – it promises to be great craic! 

Oct 122017

HARPS JUVENILE CLUB: Important Notice: Harps GAA gear will be available this Friday October 13th at 7pm in the Harps GAA Clubhouse. Ann Comerford will also take orders for any gear wanted for Christmas. Half-Zip takes 10 weeks for delivery so the last chance to order is this Friday night. Any gear already ordered is in stock now. The Harps GAA Juvenile Committee

Oct 042017

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.

Aug 152017

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.


Jul 122017

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!