Jul 012016
 

13502713_1370441999688935_1708251245031814038_oThis Saturday night, July 2nd sees the arrival of the Irish Garth Brooks Experience band to Lennons Venue, Durrow. The band are a superb 7 piece band and are the best in the business. Tickets €15 are on sale with all proceeds in aid of The Harps GAA Club.

More information is available on the Facebook Event Page: [CLICK HERE]

Tickets (with free entry in to our door prize draw) are on Sale from:

  • Lennons Bar, Durrow – (087) 8438464.
  • The Harps GAA Club – (087) 2797214.
  • Tommy Kenna Family Meats (057) 8736134.
  • Centra, Urlingford
  • SuperValu, Abbeyleix
  • SuperValu, Rathdowney
  • SuperValu, Ballyragget

Doors open at 7pm in the night with the band due on stage from 9pm. All tickets purchased will get a free BBQ burger on the night. A raffle on the night will also take place with fantastic prizes.

Jun 212016
 

The Harps Junior hurlers finished off their league campaign with a hard earned win over Trumera to keep their Division 2 status for 2017. Played in Trumera on Sunday morning is wet conditions, this was a strong showing from an under strength Harps side who showed great will to win on the day. The Harps were the dominant side early on with good early scores from Ross Young and Brian Clancy giving them the lead. Twice in the opening half, however, The Harps were dealt a blow as in the slippery conditions Trumera managed to bundle the ball over the line for fortuitous goals. The Harps response was encouraging though, as Niall Brophy and Ross Young fired over points from play to leave The Harps behind by the minimum at half time on a score line of Trumera 2-4 The Harps 0-9.

 

Again The Harps started strongly as Conor Deegan converted a free from the left wing. Moments later great work by Albert Townsend and Niall Brophy put the Trumera keeper in trouble and when he spilled the ball, Ross Young was there to flick the ball to the back of the net. This gave The Harps a three point lead and while the sides traded scores for the remainder of the half, Trumera could not manage to pull The Harps back.   With just injury time remaining, Trumera threw everything at The Harps in search of an equaliser, but The Harps defence were up to the challenge and the final whistle sounded to delight for our junior hurlers.

 

The Harps:

 

1.Peter Walsh.

2.Diarmuid Irwin.

3.Tommy Moore.

4.Shane Brophy.

5.Conor Brophy.

6.Danny Delahunty.

7.Cathal Phelan.

8.Rory Moore.

9.Darren Maher.

10.Brian Clancy.

11.John Dunne.

12.Ross Young.

13.Conor Deegan.

14.Albert Townsend.

15.Niall Brophy.

 

Subs used: Ciaran Costigan.

May 092016
 

09-05-2016 (Mon)

Under 14 Hurling League Round 4

The Harps GAA                18:30                The Harps                    V                             Abbeyleix St Lazarians

10-05-2016 (Tues)

Laois Shopping Centre ACHL Div 2 Round 4

Castletown                 19:15                Castletown                       V                The Harps

Under 16 B Football League Group A Round 4 (13-a-side with unlimited substitution)

Castletown                18:30                Castletown Slieve Bloom V                The Harps

Apr 102016
 

Monday April 11th:
None.

Tuesday April 12th:
Ball Wall Session with Paudi Butler from 7pm to 8.30pm in Durrow.

Wednesday April 13th:
U16 Hurling V Abbeyleix in Abbeyleix at 6.45pm.

Thursday April 14th:
None

Friday April 15th:
U16 Football V CastletownSB in Castletown at 6.30pm.

Saturday April 16th:
Senior Hurling V Borris-Kilcotton in Durrow at 7pm.

Sunday April 17th:
None

Apr 052016
 

Friday April 8th:
MINOR MATCH MOVED TO SUNDAY.

Saturday April 9th:
FOOTBALL FEILE 2016: 10am – The Harps V Killeshin-Crettyard; 11am – The Harps V CastletownSB; 12pm – The Harps V Kilcavan – all games at Killeshin GAA Grounds. Possible further games depending on Results.

Sunday April 10th: 
The Harps V Rathdowney-Errill at 11am in Durrow – Minor Hurling League.
The Harps V Clough-Ballacolla at 2pm in Ballacolla – Senior Hurling League.

Apr 032016
 
National hurling coach Paudie Butler shows Ardclough underage hurlers some drills. Opening of Ardclough hurling wall and all-weather training facility. Pic: Piaras Ó Mídheach

National hurling coach Paudie Butler will visit The Harps GAA Club on April 12th.

Highly regarded hurling coach Paudi Butler will give a ball wall session with The Harps Senior hurling team on April 12th 2016 at the newly completed ball wall in Durrow. The session gets underway at 7pm and will run until 8.30pm on the Tuesday evening. All young hurlers and camogie players are invited to attend and watch our senior hurlers go through the paces.

Feb 022016
 

Laois Coaching and Games presents a workshop on “Winning the Breaking Ball”. This is a very exciting workshop and one not to be missed. Could clubs please forwards this to all their coaches. Please note change of venue to Rathdowney.

Winning the Breaking Ball Workshop:

Venue: Rathdowney GAA

Date: Saturday the 6th of February

Time: 10am to 1pm

Sean Kelly, Kilkenny Minor Hurling Coach and Strength and Conditioning Coach, takes a session on ‘Winning the Breaking Ball’. The aim of the course is to provide coaches with ideas that will improve winning the breaking ball through games, video clips and set plays. This will be a very interactive session between coach and tutor.

  • Implement advanced drill formations with the emphasis on the half back/half forwards advantageous positioning in puck out scenarios.
  • Implement running drills in which the type of timed runs implemented by the backs/forwards to gain possession of the breaking ball are illustrated from these advantageous positions.
  • Highlight correct body positioning that should be implemented to keep hold of the breaking ball

Cost of the course is €10. Bookings will be made on a first-come-first-served basis and light Refreshments will be served afterwards.

To book – please email: theharpsgaa@gmail.com as soon as possible.

Jan 262016
 

harps-camogie-teamThe Harps Camogie AGM will take place on this Friday, 29th January at 8.30pm. in the meeting room in Cullohill Community Centre. Parents and players are requested to attend to support the club in it’s endeavours in 2016.

Oct 022015
 

20151001_204959On Thursday, October 1st over one hundred members and supporters attended the newly constructed gym building at the Harps GAA grounds in Durrow to see former GAA President Liam O’Neill address the audience and launch the Club’s five year plan 2015-2019. Chairman Seamus Campion welcomed all in attendance and invited PJ Kelly, development officer with Laois GAA County Board to speak.

20151001_210243PJ thanked The Harps GAA for inviting him to the launch of the five-year-plan. He said the plan was a detailed document that clearly states the ambition for the club and urged all to work hard to see it implemented. He drew particular attention to the plan to attract more women to the committee and the club in general stating that women had a huge amount to offer, not only this club but indeed all clubs across the country. He complimented the club on their recent developments that have been completed before inviting Liam O’Neill to speak.

20151001_204941In his address Liam O’Neill paid tribute to Seamus Campion, Dave Finnegan, Billy McEvoy and Tom Jones for their hard work at different stages in bringing the plan together along with all the club members and supporters who were present at the initial forum night in Cullohill Community Centre and follow-up sub-forum meetings. He said that the document was a plan of all the club members and supporters that have helped shape and determine its content.

20151001_205008Liam spoke highly of The Harps for the great strides made in recent times which has seen the Juvenile pitch, Gym building and scoreboard all completed. He urged all to continue to work on implementing the plan as much as possible. He congratulated the club on drawing up a plan that was realistic and deliverable and had no doubt that much of it will be done – it’s not just a box-ticking exercise. He urged all to work even beyond the deadline of 2019 to bring it to fruition – because often things can go over time and don’t lose sight if one or two things do.

20151001_210238Liam then followed up on PJ Kelly’s earlier talk about involving more women in the club. Liam said that a club with women actively involved is a healthy one and spoke of his vision for camogie and ladies gaelic football to come into the GAA organisation at a national level. He congratulated the Harps Camogie Club for their tremendous successes over the past few years winning All Irelands and Leinster titles. Liam wished the Club well in its future and said that with this plan, great days are ahead for the Club.

20151001_204949Chairman Seamus Campion thanked Liam O’Neill, PJ Kelly, Niall Handy and Tom Jones for attending and giving their blessing for the plan. Relating to both Liam and PJ’s mention of attracting more women to the club Seamus paid tribute to Maura Galvin, Claire Delahunty and Bredea Dunne for their trojan work and great determination since joining the committee. Seamus also highlighted Imelda Galvin who is the first female elected officer on the committee in the Club’s history. Imelda is the current Treasurer and Seamus praised her for the professionalism she brings to the post.

20151001_210246The Chairman went on to thank everyone for coming and thanked all for their hard work in getting this plan in place at the various stages over the past two years. He also thanked everyone for their superb generosity towards the ongoing Strictly Come Dancing joint fundraiser with Durrow Development Forum. He also paid tribute to the dancers who are putting in enormous work ahead of the two shows on November 13th ant 14th next – urging all to go and see them in what promises to be a fantastic night.

All in attendance then retired to the kitchen for tea and sandwiches specially made by Breda Dunne and Maura Galvin. A digital copy of the Harps GAA five year plan can be downloaded from the Harps GAA Club’s website at www.theharpsgaa.com here… The-Harps-GAA-5YR-Plan

Sep 252015
 

strictlyFriday, September 25th sees the launch of the Strictly Come Dancing in Lennons Venue Durrow from 9pm. Admission is free and all who attend will get a free entry into the raffle. In addition there will be finger food served. All are most welcome to attend to see the dancers perform their inaugural group dance! Music by Billy White/Sheppo throughout. We hope to see you there!