Club notes - August 29th



Dear member,


Ahead of club news in this week's notes, we have 2 things to ask of our members. We need to build on the success of the club and need more of our members to volunteer on our committees in particular our fundraising committee. There is great support behind all our committees but we need more new people to get involved and we need more hands on deck to share the various jobs and really drive the initiatives we need to keep the club growing. This fundraising committee does great rewarding work and we have got a lot to build on for the future of the club with development funds needed. Would you like to see another 'Oscars' night, can you help with our Zingo, is there an event you'd like to see in the club?


Secondly, we would also like to hear your suggestions on what you would like to see in the club and clubhouse. We want your ideas and feedback.


So this week we've 2 forms for all our members to consider - our volunteer form and our ideas and feedback form. Please take a few minutes to give us your time, feedback, and ideas and also to get involved and join one of our committees even to give one hour a week.


Thank you.



Volunteer Form:


Or click this link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdkRVIflvO4v2EXXfkGlRHgQg_CUr3mJ6iLkFeVFPcwNJyMWw/viewform


Idea's and Feedback:




https://forms.gle/mmh77VRi4H4hKkeK8


Adult team news


Senior ladies Match Report:

https://www.skerriesharps.com/post/match-report-senior-ladies-v-ballinteer


Minor Camogie Championship Match Report.


The weather was blisteringly hot, and we had to ask for water breaks, winning the first ball it wasunfortunately put wide, and this continued right up to the first water break, where we had 8 wides!! Ballinteer were much more accurate with their shooting and with only 4 attempts on our goals in this quarter they put 3 scores up. We regrouped and told the girls that they needed to be more aggressive on the ball, but the girls in the main were ring rusty throughout this half. We were down on a score line of 4-02- 0-02….and it looked like this wasn’t going to be the girls day. But with a bit of encouragement from the side line we told the girls that they needed to move it up a gear. In true blue style a beautiful ball was put into our forward line and Alex Ward won the ball and buried it in the Ballinteer net, this seemed to settle the girls, and suddenly the fight back began. We got on top and in a thrilling match that saw scores from 6 of our players, including scores from the 2 Beggs sisters, Leah and Rebecca,playing minor camogie together for the first time!





We defended our end well when Ballinteer put pressure back on,and saw some lovely clearances from Tilly Frazer in the backline and Keela Feehily our goalie. There were some beautiful set pieces from  both Aoife Donohue and Mia Rice and as usual the work rate from our Captain Hannah McGinnis in the middle of the park was fantastic. As the match neared the end  the Harps girls were going from strength to strength. As with all championship matches it was a tough physical contest, but the girls pulled the win out of the bag and when the ref blew the final whistle, we had secured our first win the minor championship on a score line of 3-07 – 4-02! In true gritty Harps fashion, they pulled this one out of the fire!! Well done to all the girls, next round is a home fixture v Clontarf.





A massive well done to our G4M&O Team who played today in the blitz at Erin's Isle CLG. Really enjoyable day, everyone gave their all, our newest players played an absolute blinder, great support from the sideline, and really great fun. Our players played fully to the ethos of the game with a great display of skill, determination, and fun.


Huge congrats to Gráinne Walsh our player of the tournament for an outstanding performance in goals.


Thanks to Chris and Bernie for all their organization, we did the club proud and had a ball!





Fixtures and results

Fixtures and results coming soon to our Clubzap app, see the complete list on our website here:


See our full fixtures list here or better still check them out on the Clubzap app.

Juvenile Team News


Skerries Harp win the Bryan Cullen Tournament beating Cuala 1-8 to 1-6 in the final! Congratulations to the players and mentors.





Huge thanks to the organizing committee and all the volunteers who made this day possible.

Also thanks to Alan Moore who represented his family today at the tournament and presented the Oliver Moore Cup to the winners.






U13 boys are on a day out today, just after playing 2 matches again Inishkeen GAA in Monaghan, great matches. Now onto Lake Mucknoo activity center for more fun.



Two outstanding wins at home from our U13 girls today!


The start of the Autumn Cup couldn’t have gone better. Both teams played with great determination and drive, along with much-appreciated sideline support.

Well done to all the girls and mentors… The only way is up for this squad.








Our U9 lads had a great morning hurling v Whitehall Colmcille! Well done lads, great to be back at matches, you did well today, great effort all around.







It has been a busy couple of weeks for 🌟Skerries All Stars 🌟

Our inaugural Skerries All Stars Camp took place Thursday and Friday last on Skerries Harps Main Pitch. What a success it was!

Lots of fun and laughter was had by all.

Huge thank you to Aaron Rock and his team of young Skerries Harps coaches who helped out on both days. Bringing new ideas, concepts, and energy to an already fantastic group of volunteers is in place each Friday.

We also had an exciting and very welcome return visit from one of our important founding members of Skerries All Stars - Louise Byrne! We were delighted to see her and thank her immensely for taking the time out to be part of this special occasion…

Great feedback from all the lovely parents and children. Here’s to our 2023 camp!!

Skerries All Stars always welcome new members. Sessions take place on Skerries Harps Main Pitch Fridays 4.30 pm - 5.15 pm. Please contact Odharnait Kiernan or Denise Emmett for more details.


Further photos soon on Flickr...








Our All Stars had a ball at the National Inclusion event in Croke Park. What an amazing day for the entire team.


We met lots of other All-Stars teams from around the country, met the Minister for Sport, found our crest, kicked the ball around the pitch, and visit where the trophy is lifted! Definitely an All-Star day! It was a great day out!

Huge thanks to our team of mentors and parents, great memories and experience for everyone.










#NationalInclusionDay #GAAforAll



Other news


Skerries Harps Boys on tour. Charity Cycle from Laytown to the Curragh.



ZINGO

Zingo result for Sunday 28th August: 7241536. We had no winners of the jackpot or dividend this week.


Next week's Jackpot is a cool €1300.


Thanks to all who support Zingo every week. You never know you might even win the Jackpot



Why not opt for auto-renewal and ensure you never have to worry about missing a draw again.





Fundraising and Events



Clubhouse


Club Bar


It's all happening in the Clubhouse these days! Music, pool, darts and more and more people are enjoying the bar area. We love seeing new people enjoying the space, come along and check it out, great atmosphere down there.


Book the clubhouse

We’re taking bookings for our clubhouse for any events, celebrations, or classes. Contact Pat on 087 250 5479 or email

bookings.harps@gmail.com



Clubshop



Club shop tea and coffee are available at the academy from 10-11 am.


Picture of the week





Thanks to all mentors who sent in matcher reports, updates, and photos.


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