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Armagh GAA club notes, May 21

Madden Raparees GFC


The U-12’s recent run of victories came to an end on Saturday last as we lost by the minimum margin away to Armagh Harps. Both teams found the strong cross wind difficult in what proved a low scoring encounter. The loss of Oisin Tohill due to injury after a heavy challenge did not help Madden’s cause as we squandered some good opportunities, particularly in the first half.

Nonetheless the management maintain there were lots of positives to be taken from the game as the lads continue to defend well and create good chances, with their decision making in front of the posts in particular something to work on this coming week in training. The lads will benefit from no match this week after a heavy schedule of late. Training however will continue on Thursday evening at 7pm.

U-16’s & Minors

Both our U-16 and Minor teams will have no fixtures for the next three weeks owing to exam commitments. We will keep you informed of when games for these sides are resumed.

Senior Intermediate League

Our senior team returned to league action on Sunday afternoon looking to build upon a championship victory over the league leaders Clann Eireann a mere six days ago. The lads new victory in Madden against a vulnerable Silverbridge side who have only won one of their last four league outings would see them not too far off the summit.

Madden showed their intent from the very off winning the throw up and driving straight through the heart of the Silverbridge defence they conjured up a goal chance but failed to raise the green flag. The visitors got the first score of the game a few minutes later but it was to be their last for the best part of the half as Madden entered a period of supremacy scoring four points in a row from Niall Grimley, Aron McKenna (2) and a Ciaran Rafferty free kick.

Silverbridge responded with two points of their own from play to bring them within two points of the hosts however these points came either side of a series of wides from the Raparees, a stern wind blowing against them did the lads no favours but it was the decisions by some of their players in front of goals that were of more concern. The lads did finish the half brightly with a final impressive point from distance from Aron McKenna to run in leading by two points at the break. Half Time Madden 0-05 Silverbridge 0-03.

The second half much like last weekend proved to be a cagier affair with the men from South Armagh scoring within minutes of the game being resumed. This left the minimal between the two sides. Madden once more responded superbly and raced down the field where they found themselves in a position with the goal was at their mercy, only for an athletic save from the goalkeeper who managed to turn the ball over his own crossbar.

Niall Grimley further added to Maddens lead with an impressive 50m free kick. This left three points between the sides with 20minutes of the half still remaining. Silverbridge again reduced the deficit to a single points scoring two from play before Kyle Morgan opened his account for the day with a point from play.

The visitors scored an equally impressive 50m free to once more reduce their arrears to just a single point. The visitors were now on top and showed their desire to add to their solitary victory in the league when they dissected the Madden defence and finished their attack with the ball in the back of the net.

The lads have now conceded eight goals in five games, yet it is their reaction once they concede these goals which impresses the management and spectators alike this game was no different with points from Ciaran Rafferty and a Paul O’Reilly free kick levelled the game with five minutes remaining. The lads had their chances in the final few minutes of the game although it was not meant to be on the day and the visitors ended up walking away with the spoils when their corner forward stroke over a free kick in injury time to win the game by a single point.

It is unknown yet whether this defeat will play a significant part in the ambitions of this team for their season, however should their promotion hopes go down to the wire you cant help but feel this was one result that got away. Had we been more clinical in front of goal in the first half then there is no doubt we would have been coming out of this game on the opposite side of this result. The lads will not have much time to reflect on this result as they face a trip away to Dorsey on Friday night at 8pm where they will look to bounce back to winning ways.

Intermediate Championship Draw

The club have been drawn against Whitecross in the next round of the intermediate championship. The game will take place on the weekend of 14th, 15th and 16th of August with the venue yet to be decided. If the senior encounter between the two sides last year is anything to go by this will be a mouth-watering encounter between two very evenly matched sides and players and supporters alike are already eagerly awaiting this encounter.

Brian Og Maguire Sevens

The clubs senior team have been invited to participate in the now annual Brian Og Maguire Sevens competition in Lisnaskea this coming Saturday. The event is held in memory of Brian Og Maguire an aspiring young footballer from Fermanagh who tragically lost his life three years ago in an industrial accident while at work. Brian had represented his club and county at the highest level and captained his Lisnakea side to an All-Ireland intermediate title mere months before his death.

Madden are honoured to attend this festival of football and have been handed a tough draw in the group stages where they will pit their wits against current Fermanagh Senior League Champions Ederney and two Fermanagh county representative sides. The club would like to wish Ronan, Brendan, Jamie and the players all the very best of luck in this competition.

Reserve Championship

The reserve team under the guidance of Brendan McGuinness travel to Davitt Park in Lurgan on Wednesday evening where they play Clann na nGael in the Intermediate Reserve Championship. The club would like to wish Brendan and all the players the very best of luck as they look to reclaim the cup they won back in 2012.


Tuesday: U14’s At home to St Patrick’s Cullyhanna

Wednesday: B’s CHAMPIONSHIP Away to Clann na nGael

Friday: Seniors Away to Dorsey Emmets

Saturday: U12’s BYE

Saturday: U8’s BYE

Sunday: U10’s Away to Armagh Harps


Charity Spin

The club would like to thank two of its members, Colm Donnelly and Donna Tennyson for representing the club at a charity spin event held in Keady last Saturday night. The event was held in aid of Gavin McShane who died tragically in 1994.

Weekly Lotto

This weeks winning numbers were 8, 12, 17 and 23. Unfortunately there was no winner of the jackpot, there was however four winners of £10 in the form of Colin Mallon, Enda McKenna, Brenda McGeary and Noleen Hughes. Next weeks jackpot is £2,150.00.


St Patrick’s GFC

Armagh Junior Championship

St. Patrick’s 11s 0-12 Ballyhegan 2-8

Despite narrowly losing out in this entertaining tie played at the Athletic Grounds last Saturday evening overall Cullyhanna will be reasonably happy with their performance as they more than matched a side operating in a division above them. Indeed had St. Pat’s not spurned a last minute penalty the result could have been different. With two very evenly matched teams it was always going to be a bit of a hard luck story for whoever came out of tightly contested tie.

The first half was a cagey enough affair with scores hard to come by as both defences were on top. St. Pat’s could however have established a significant advantage only to be thwarted by two fine point blank saves from the Ballyhegan keeper. The half-time score of 0-4 to 0-3 to the advantage of the eventual winners didn’t really do justice to the efforts of Cullyhanna in that opening half.

The second-half opened with the sides exchanging points before Ballyhegan enjoyed a great spell when they grabbed 2-2 in just 5 minutes. It was a major setback for Cullyhanna considering how closely matched the sides had been up to that point but in fairness they never let their heads drop and showed great courage and drive to set about clawing back the 8 point deficit.

Having recovered from the shock of that blitz St. Pat’s gradually got a grip at mid-field and for the next 20 minutes hit some excellent points so that by the last minute of normal time they had reduced the deficit. Then came their great chance when awarded a penalty. The shot was well taken but in fairness once again the winners had to thank their keeper for a great save.

A big blow but once again Cullyhanna fought back to reduce the margin to a single point deep into time added on. Ballyhegan had the last say with another point which signalled the end of the game.

A good showing in general from the team with many good performances. Despite the two goals the defence did well overall while the midfield had an excellent second-half. Up front the forwards worked hard but just lacked that bit of potency in front of goal when changes came their way.

Team: Fergal Murphy, Conor McShane, Francis McMullen, Paraic Brecknell, Cathal Donnelly, Sean Nugent, Sean O’Neill, Peter O’Neill, Ciaran O’Neill (0-3), Ciaran Nugent, Paudie Mackin, Shane McKeever (0-2), Rory O’Neill (0-1), Kyle Reid (0-3), Aodhan Conlon (0-2) : subs used: Paul Donnelly, Phelim Savage (0-1), Kevin Hoey.


Armagh Senior League

Carrickcruppen 0-10 St. Patrick’s 3-15

Cullyhanna got back on the league winning trail with a routine enough victory at Carrickcruppen on Sunday afternoon. Playing with the advantage of the strong wind St. Pat’s were generally on top and at the break had built up a comfortable 9-1 lead and indeed but for a few mislaid last passes could have had a few majors on the scoreboard. A brace of points from Gareth Mackin and Robbie Tasker in the opening minutes of the half suggested that they were well capable of notching scores against the wind.

Cruppen did come into it and also had a brace of well taken minors. In the 10th minute came a decisive score when a good passing opened up the home defence to let Aidan Nugent palm to the net. Three minutes later a similar attacking move saw mid-fielder Barry McConville on the end of the move to also palm to the net.

Leading by 15 points the game was as good as over before the match had even entered the final quarter. From there to the end it was a matter of playing out time but Cullyhanna still had enough hunger for scores to see Robbie Tasker fire to the net for his team’s third goal.

A good enough win considering the squad has been hit with a lot of injures at the moment and it has been a chance for some of the younger players to get their chance and they have done well.

Team: Deaglan McArdle, Sean óg Irwin, Stephen Reel, Kieran McCooey, Francis O’Rourke, Gary McCooey, Paudie McCreesh, Malachy Mackin, Barry McConville (1-0), Kieran Hoey (0-2), Aidan Nugent (1-0), Gareth Mackin (0-2), Robbie Tasker (1-4), Tony Donnelly (0-4), Shea Hoey (0-1): subs used: Cathal Donnelly (0-1), Phelim McArdle, Peter McKeever.

U16 Championship

St. Pat’s progressed to the next round of the U16 Div 2 Championship after a comprehensive victory over O’Doirnin Blues in Cullovillle on Thursday last. The team was never in trouble throughout the hour and had impressive performances from goalkeeper, Shea McParland, defenders Hugh McMahon, Diarmuid Brecknell  and Emmett Kelly. Ross McQuillan dominated midfield while up front Dylan Rooney and James Toner caught the eye.


Committee Meeting on Monday 18th May at 9pm.


Armagh Harps GFC


To Senior Ladies player Kelly Mallon winner of the Senior Sports Person of the Year Award at the Armagh Sports Awards last week.

Congratulations also to our five Senior Ladies Fionnuala McKenna, Cailin Duffy, Kelly Mallon, Tanya McCoy & Siobhan Feeney on winning another All Ireland medal as Armagh Senior Ladies won the Division 2 National League last week against Donegal Ladies.

Also well done to minor player Annalivia Hynds and U16 Player Kaneesha O’Hara on winning Ulster medals with their respective County teams. Great achievements ladies.


This week’s lucky numbers are 1, 20, 26 and 28 – yes, exactly the same as last week!!! One matched three numbers and wins £50. Next’s week jackpot is £1,350.

Lotto tickets can be purchased from all Committee Members, regular Lotto sellers, the Social Club and are available at underage training sessions.

Please note that the Lotto is now being drawn on a Monday night. Details of winning numbers will continue to be published via the Club notes, the parish bulletin and on Facebook and Twitter.


To assist offset costs Harps U14 girls Féile team are organising various fundraisers over the coming weeks. Please support these events!

Féile Clothes Collection-Please put unwanted clothes/shoes/curtains/bedding (NO DUVETS) in a bag and leave in Abbey Park any evening between now and 22 May. If you require your bag(s) collected please contact Shauna on 07743429988 to arrange pick up.

Féile Poker- A special Poker Classic will be held in the Social Club on Sunday 31 May, commencing 6pm, in aid of the girls Féile team.

Féile Family Zumba- In Abbey Park on Wednesday 3 June. A superb hour’s exercise (open to all). Only £5 adults and £3 kids.


Exciting new groups will continue to entertain over the coming months. Make the Harps Social Club your regular weekend haunt!!!!!

Indeed, come along and enjoy the craic in the Social Club at any time. Why not just pop in for a relaxing drink any night, listen to the jukebox, watch the footie, play pool or snooker? BT Openzone available in the Club.

Need a venue for a party? The Club, which proudly displays the 5* rating for hygiene from Armagh Council Environmental Health, is now available for private parties and functions-free!!

Book your birthday or special occasion party now!! Contact Brian in the Social Club on 02837523281 regarding bookings.


There’s no better place to be than the Social Club. Each Saturday the “£10 Special”, two pints and a £5 bet during football and racing!


The Social Club is hosting this weekly poker night each Friday night. First hand dealt at 9pm!


Are you interested in part time or casual bar work? If so contact Brian on 028375232821. Experience desirable but not essential.


The “Loyalty Card Scheme” is being extensively used by members who are reaping the benefits through the reduced costs in the Social Club. Loyalty Cards are available to all members and can be collected from the Social Club. Collect your card now!!


Each Wedneday night in the Social Club- 7.30-8.30pm.


Membership is now overdue- please ensure you and your family are registered!

Membership options are-

Full/Football- £25

10 Year Full/Football- £200

Student- £15

Youth (under 18) – £10

Family (2 adults and all under 18’s in the family) – £50

Honorary/Senior (OAP) – no fee

Additionally the Club offers a Social Club only membership at only £15.

Note that members that can also avail of the Cairde Na Claírsigh Scheme detailed below.

Registration forms available from Registrar Miriam Clarke and all coaches and Committee members.

ULSTER CHAMPIONSHIP TICKETS- Tickets are now on sale for the opening round games of both football and hurling fixtures. Purchase early and you could save up to 20%!!!! For complete ticketing information visit

The County allocation of tickets is available from the Cenarrus from tomorrow (20 May). Advanced purchase prices are

Stand- Adult £20/25; Senior Citizen; £12/€15 ;Juvenile£5/5. Terrace- Adult £12 /€15; Student/Senior Citizen £8/10; Juvenile 5/€5

Match day prices are more expensive! Get your tickets early!!!

Ticket enquires to the County office on 02837527278 or e-mail


Armagh County Board are offering Club Championship Season Tickets. The tickets, cost £60, give you access to all Club Championship games ( Junior , Intermediate and Senior, including back door games) in 2015 in both Hurling and Football!! Ticket enquires to the County office on 02837527278 or e-mail


In conforming to health and safety and child protection requirements only designated approved Club coaches with appropriate AccessNI certification will be permitted access to the playing/training areas during the forthcoming season. (Under 6’s may be accompanied by parents/guardians)

Parents/guardians are welcome to watch matches/training from the designated viewing areas.


A disappointing result on Sunday as Harps lost their unbeaten record following a 2-09 to 0-09 defeat away to Crossmaglen. Harps were unlucky not to get something from the game having had the lion’s share of possession. Former county keeper Paul Hearty was in inspiring form for Cross, making four world class saves.


A tricky tie awaits in Round 2 as Harps were drawn against St Pat’s, Cullyhanna.

The Qualifer Round 1 and Round 2 is scheduled to will take place 14, 15 16, 21, 22 and 23 August. The Round 2 Qualifer will be played between 28-30 August, the quarter finals 11,12, 13 ,18 &19 September, the semis 25, 26,27 September with the final set for 11 October.


Harps V Silverbridge game last week postponed and rescheduled for 1 July.


Rd 6 Wed 20 May Harps v Ballymacnab Rd 7 Wed 27 May Harps v Grange
Championship Wednesday 3 June- Granemore away Rd 8 Wed 10 June Derrynoose v Harps

Rd 9 Wed 17 June Harps v Granemore Rd 10 Wed 1 July Harps bye Rd 11 Wed 29 July Madden v Harps
League Final Wed 5 August Winner South v Winner North


Harps will open with a quarter final fixture away to Granemore on Wednesday 3 June. The winners will meet Carrickcruppen in the semi at a neutral venue on Wednesday 24 June! The final is scheduled for Tuesday 21 or Wednesday 22 July.


Harps will compete in the Senior U21 Championship and have been drawn in Group A. Fixtures are away to Killeavy, Sunday 18 October ( 2pm), home to Grange on Sunday 25 October (2pm) and finally away to Cross at 2pm on Sunday 8 November.

The winners of the Group play the winners of Group B in the final on Sunday 22 November.


Currently on a break for exams. All the best with your studies boys!

Training continues on Friday’s at 6pm on the JD Pitch.

Fixtures as follows-

Rd 6-8 June- Harps V Cross

Rd 7- 15 June- Silverbridge V Harps

Rd 8- 22 June- BYE

Rd 9- 29 June- Harps V Clann Eireann

The boys will meet Clann Eireann in the Championship at Quarter Final stage.


Training on Thursday on the JD pitch from 7.30-8.30pm. Good performance and unlucky in defeat last week. An exam break has now started – best of luck with the studies!

Rd 6- 11 June- Harps V Shane O’Neills

Rd 7- 18 June- Cross V Harps

Rd 8- 2 July- Harps V Silverbridge

Rd 9- 9 July – Clann Eireann V Harps

Harps will meet our city rivals in the first round of the Championship.


Training Thursday’s from 6.30- 7.30pm (on the JD. Remember gum shield, water bottle and £1.

Harps will meet the winners of Sliverbridge/Crossmaglen in the semi-final of the Championship.

Tonight Harps are at home against St. Peters.


BOYS UNDER12 &1/2’s

Great game and a win 0-6 to 0-5 over Madden on Saturday. Training Wednesday nights 6.15 to 7.15pm. Remember to bring gum shield and £1.


This Saturday 23 May Harps are away to Grange.


30 May- Newry Mitchells Tournament


Round 5- 3 June (Wednesday) Harps v Pearse Og- 6.30pm


Round 6- 6 June Harps V Keady


Round 7- 13 June BYE


Round 8- 20 June Madden V Harps


Round 9- 27 June Harps V Grange


Round 10- 4 July Pearse Og V Harps



The boys had two great competitive games against Pearse Og on Sunday. Sessions in Abbey Park each Wednesday at 7pm and from 10.30-11.30am each Sunday (when not competing). Remember gum shield, water bottle and £1.


Sessions in Abbey Park from10.30-11.30am, each Sunday. Remember gum shield, water bottle and £1. Next game away to Keady, Saturday 30 May.


Great game against Granemore on Sunday- well done to players and mentors! Sessions in Abbey Park from 10.30-11.30 am, each Sunday.


Training continues Monday nights at 7pm and Saturday nights at 6.30pm on the JD pitch.

The girls received a bye in the first round of the Senior Championship where they now play local rivals the Grange at the semi final stage. Next League game at home to Sarsfields, 7pm this Saturday 23 May.


The girls have a home game against Crossmaglen this Friday 22 May.

Training continues Monday nights at 7pm in Abbey Park, bring gum shields, water bottles & £1. Membership is now overdue!


Training takes place on Monday nights (6pm) in Abbey Park. Next league game tonight, Tuesday 19 May, at home to Shane O’Neills at 7pm.


Very tough game agaist Carrickcruppen last week. Training each Monday night on the JD pitch from 6-7pm and Thursday from 5.30pm. The girls are away to Shane O’Neill’s this Sunday 24 May, 12.30pm.


The girls were narrowly defeated at home to Clan na Gael last Wednesday but had a great three point win against Carrickcruppen on Sunday. Training continues Wednesday nights at 6pm on the JD Pitch. Don’t forget gum shields, water bottles & £1.


Chair- Paul Gribben

Vice Chair- Paul Quinn

Secretary- Art McGinn

Registrar- Miriam Clarke

Treasurer- Martin Gill

Committee Members-

Frankie McKenna

Aidan Breen

Conor Coulter

Neil McArdle

Barry Moore

John Rath

Paul McKay

Paula Enright

Brenda Gill

John Vernon

Aidan O’Kane

Colm O’Hare

The Club is grateful to these volunteers for their commitment and wishes them well in the tasks ahead.

CAIRDE NA CLAIRSIGH – Is Armagh Harps GFC important to you?

Do you believe our young people need help and support?

Do you value what Armagh Harps and the GAA provide?

Is what we’re about attractive to you?

If you can answer “Yes” to any of these questions then Cairde Na Clairsigh is for you.

Members of Cairde Na Clairsigh agree to contribute at least £10 per month to help make Armagh Harps better for our young people. In return we’ll play our part to achieve a better Armagh Harps.  We think that’s a very good deal for everyone!

To join download the Standing Order mandate from the Club website (, Facebook or Twitter, and return to any Committee Member or to the Social Club (address above).


New “Cairde” members are always welcome. Be part of a unique group and wear the special “Cairde” coats. Note that “Cairde” members are full Harps and GAA members.

ABBEY PARK USAGE- For information or access please contact Seamus McCafferty.

CLOTHING BANK- Please donate all unwanted women’s, men’s and children’s clothing, shoes and boots, handbags, belts, curtains, bedding, blankets and towels to the clothing bank in Abbey Park. All donations will help support Club funds.

HARPS GIFT VOUCHERS- Gift vouchers are available from the Social Club and are refundable against Harps merchandise and can be used towards spend in the Social Club or towards membership etc. Makes the perfect birthday present!!!

YOUTUBE CHANNEL- Visit Armagh Harps on YouTube

If you have any videos featuring any Club activity, new or old, please e-mail them to for uploading to the site.

NEWS- Please feel free to forward news, features, events, match reports, photos etc to for consideration for inclusion in the various social media platform.


High Moss Sarsfields GFC

Most Important Notices

Armagh League First Division Sarsfields GFC vs St Paul’s

Sunday 17th May 2014

Final score Sarsfields 2-14 St Pauls 0-12

Sunday afternoon saw Sarsfields’ second home match of the year with Lurgan locals St Paul’s. Feeling the sting of recent defeats, Sarsfields started strong playing with a strong breeze in the first half. Paul McGeown scored the Hoops’ first point with a shot from play before St Pauls’ Peadar Nash responded to level the sides.

It was then that Sarsfields dominated with a goal from Thomas McAlinden and long range points from Eamon McGeown and Brian Lavery before Paul McGeown scored Sarsfields’ second goal aided by Paul McGaughey. With eight points separating the sides, St Pauls responded with a point from Rory Grimes.

However a few heavy exchanges resulted in St Pauls dropping down to fourteen men. St Pauls fought strong with a goal chance from Rory McCaughley denied by Darren McAvoy. Peadar Nash and Daniel McDonald added three more scores for St Pauls and with Paul McGeown adding one point for the home team, Sarsfields lead with half time score 2-6 St Pauls 0-6.

With the wind in St Pauls’ favour, the away side began strong with three points from Darren Fox, Niall McPartland and Ryan Lawless. However Sarsfields remained ahead with forwards Colin Stevenson, Thomas McAlinden and Paul McGeown keeping the home side with a comfortable lead. The next five minutes would be a story of ‘hitting the wood work’ as both the cross bar and post prevented two goal chances for Sarsfields from the Stevenson brothers.

After twenty five minutes, St Pauls managed to replenish the scoreboard with only two points from Niall McPartland and Peadar Nash. Sarsfields won with a comfortable lead throughout with final score 2-14 to 0-12. Sarsfields seniors’ next match is away to Dromintee this Sunday 24th May 2pm.

Sarsfields team: Darren McAvoy, Brian Kerr, Ciaran Kerr, Darragh O’Hanlon, Kevin O’Hagan, Declan Breen, Niall Kerr, Brian Lavery, Eamon McGeown, Michael Stevenson, Paul McGaughey, Mark Reynolds, Thomas McAlinden, Paul McGeown, Colin Stevenson. Subs used: Johnny Reynolds, Conor Creaney, Conan Murray.

St Pauls team: Ciaran Toman, Daire McCluskey, Ciaran Nash, Ryan McCaughley, Declan Magee, Darragh Toal, Peadar Nash, Charlie Harte, Ryan Gilmore, Rory Grimes, Niall McPartland, Daniel McDonald, Darren Fox, Ryan Lawless, Rory McCaughley.

Sarsfields v St Paul's

Sarsfields v St Paul’s


Sunday 21 June – Further details available from all team managers and committee members This week’s football results Monday 11 May – Under 16 girls beat Granemore Monday 11 May – Minor boys lost to St Peters Friday 15 May – B Team – Sarsfields 4-13 Wolfe Tones 1-6 Saturday 16 May – Under 12’s beat Naomh Eoin Saturday 16 May – Senior Ladies – Sarsfields 5-14 Shane O’Neills 3-12 Sunday 17 May – Under 10’s played 2 games against Wolfe Tones Sunday 17 May – Senior men – Sarsfields 2-14 St Pauls 0-12 This week’s lotto numbers 2,10,22,24 – 7 winners matching 3 numbers – Jim O’Hagan, Tanya Moore, David Crawford, Kathleen Duffy, Seamus Carville, Brendan McCann, Robbie Fearnon – Next week’s jackpot £900 This week’s training times 1. Tuesday – 7.30pm – Senior Men 2. Wednesday – 6pm to 7pm – Primary 1, 2,3,4,5 and 6 boys and girls 3. Thursday 6pm to 7pm – Under 12 boys and girls 4. Thursday 6.30pm to 7.30pm – Under 16 boys This week’s fixtures 1. Tuesday – Under 14 boys versus Eire Óg – Throw in 7.30 pm in Sarsfields 2. Wednesday – B Team versus Ballyhegan – Throw in 7.30pm in Ballyhegan 3. Thursday – Under 14 boys versus Corrinshego – Throw in 7.15pm in Corrinshego 4. Saturday 23 May – Under 12’s versus St Johns in Maghery 5. Saturday 23 May – Senior Ladies versus Armagh Harps – Throw in 7pm in Abbey Park Armagh 6. Sunday 24 May – Under 10’s versus Clann Eireann – Throw in 11am at Sarsfields 7. Sunday 24 May – Senior Men versus Dromintee – Throw in 2pm at Dromintee The club would like to thank all those Club Sarsfields members and ordinary club members whose contributions have enabled works to date to be completed. Any member who would like to join Club Sarsfields can they please contact any committee member or e-mail francis.reynolds1@hotmail,com for further details



Every Thursday

9.30AM to 11.30AM


Every Saturday

10 AM – 12.00PM Cost £2.00


Every Wednesday 11AM to 2.00PM


Every Tuesday 8.00 to 9.00PM Cost £3.00


Silverbridge Harps GFC

Main Sponsors: Coole Fuels & Donnelly’s Wholesale

Senior: Our senior men won a very hard fought victory on Sunday against a dogged Madden side. Against the wind in the first half, we worked hard and opened the scoring with a well-taken point from Cormac McAvoy. This was followed by points from Joe Rock and Eoghan Burns and we were happy to be two adrift at half time.

In the second half, points from Pauraic Keating, Paddy Reel and Brendan Byrne, who had a great match at midfield, were cancelled out by good passages of play and scores from Madden. However the deadlock was broken between the 47th and 49th minute with a 1-1 strike by Eoghan Burns which put us two in front.

Two frees from Madden got them back on track until the final minute when a free, won by Joe Rock, was converted by Eoghan Burns and we finished one point winners.  Next Sunday at home v Keady with 2.00pm throw-in.


Training continues Wednesday and Friday 7.30pm.

Under 16

Training Thursday 7pm sharp.

Under 14

League match on Tuesday evening v Brian Boru’s in Newtownhamilton, assemble at clubrooms at 6.30pm.

Under 12

Training Monday and Friday 6-7.30pm.

Under 10

Match on Tuesday away v Dromintee, throw-in 6.45pm, players to assemble at club for 6.00pm.

Under 6 & Gaelic Go Start

Training is on Saturdays at 5pm – bring both indoor and outdoor footwear and remember your gumshield.

Girls Football

Match for U12 girls on Wednesday 20th at home v Tir na nOg, assemble at club at 6.15pm and remember to bring your gumshield. Training Thursday 7-8pm.

U16 girls match at home v Mullabrack on Thursday 21st, assemble at club at 6.15pm. Training as usual Friday 7-8pm.

Golf Classic

The club’s annual golf classic will be held in Ashfield this Saturday 23rd May. Our appreciation to Coole Fuels, CR Morrow, the Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore; and Garvey’s Bar and Restaurant, the sponsors of this year’s event. Anyone interested in taking part should Eamon McCann on (028) 30868988 or 07703123094.

Club Keeley

Plans are well advanced to get the Club Keeley up and running within the club. Anyone who is interested in joining and hasn’t already returned a form, should please do so as soon as possible or contact the committee member who is handling their registration. The contribution of as many members as possible to this scheme is greatly appreciated.


Any football club wishing to borrow a quantity of tables or chairs will be subject to a hire fee of £5 per table/£1 per chair, contact Michael Mallie on 086 8318 938. Also if anyone has previously borrowed cups etc from the club, please arrange to return them, thank you.


This week’s jackpot is £3,800 (match 4 +bonus to win £5,800). As the lotto is a vital source of income for the club, if you feel you can help out by selling a few tickets each week, please contact any committee member.

St. Brigid’s Youth Club

Tuesday (girls), Wednesday (boys). Youth club disco is on Friday 22nd May.


Entry is via a fob system, restricted solely to gym members. For information on gym membership contact Eamon McCann on 028 3086 8988

Club Shop

Open Tuesdays 7-8pm, closed Sunday morning.


Every Tuesday 7.30pm-9pm in the Resource Centre, all levels of fitness welcome.


Clubrooms open every Thursday night at 8.30pm for usual social entertainment, come along – it could be your lucky night!

The Wee Bar is open every Saturday night.

If you have something to be included in the notes, the deadline for receipt of copy is 6.00pm on Saturday, contact Bronagh Murphy on 02830868537, 07799 627922 or email:

Follow us on facebook ‘Silverbridge Harps GFC’ and Twitter @SilverbridgeGAA.


Cúchulainn CLG, An Mullach Bán


Our Senior Team’s game was called off close to throw in on Sunday following news of a tragic passing within the Collegeland club. We sincerely offer our sympathies to Collegeland O’Rahilly’s GAA Club. Next up is a trip to Lurgan to face St Peter’s on Sunday @2pm. Reserve details below.

Jamie Clarke with Mullaghbawn juniors

Jamie Clarke with Mullaghbawn juniors


We have reached the final of the 2015 Charlie Grant Cup, which will take place on Sunday, May 31st @6.30pm in Páirc Cúchulainn, An Mullach Bán. Naoimh Moninna Killeavy and Crossmaglen Rangers will contest the showpiece and there are hopes for another big turnout this year and remember all proceeds are in aid of Southern Area Hospice, so please lend as much support as you can.


The committee and members of Cúchulainn CLG, Mullach Bán deeply regret the death of Peter Lavelle, brother of club member Tommy, brother in-law of club member Anne and uncle of playing members, Jamie and Stephen. We extend our deepest sympathy to them and the family circle at this time.


A meeting of the committee will be held tonight, Monday May 18th @8.30pm to discuss the proposed “Strictly Come Dancing” fundraiser only.


Senior Ladies travel to Lissummon tonight, Monday, April 18th @7pm and will also face Crossmaglen at home on Saturday @7pm. Please double check times with players or management.


Senior Camogs had a solid 9-point win away to Derrymacash on Wednesday evening. Next game against Aghagallon is on June 3rd @7.30pm.


Hard luck to our U14 team who lost out to Brian Borus in the championship, on a scoreline of 4.08 -v- 3.07.


The Reserves, who defeated Derrynoose during the week, are fixed to play Ballyhegan in Granemore on Wednesday evening in the championship.


U14s are away to Crossmaglen on Thursday @7.15pm. U12s are home to Killeavy on Saturday. U10s are away to Forkhill on Sunday. Please confirm exact times and if games are still going ahead with players or management before attending, as often these are subject to change.


Fionn & Niamh Downey and Micheal Muckian from our Scór na nÓg group met and played along with members of the county team and management at the Armagh GAA Open Day. Missing from pictures is Thomas Muckian and Tomas O’Ceallaigh. A fantastic occasion and great to see the different codes of the GAA within Armagh coming together.


Congratulations to the Armagh Ladies who savoured NFL success for the second year in a row last weekend. Congratulations are also due for the Minor team who secured an Ulster title on Saturday.


The club has hit the £4K mark! Make sure you are in with a chance of winning by purchasing a ticket from any of the regular sellers! It’s the simplest way to support your local GAA club.


Country star Jim Devine will play Silverbridge Resource Centre on Friday June 19th with all proceeds going towards St Mary’s PS ICT Fund. Admission is £12.50 and for more information phone 02830888351. Jim will be preceded by Elite Country Radio DJ Stephen Doherty from 9pm.





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