Dulwich Harps GFC Club Notes
Dulwich Harps GFC Club Notes
May 08, 2017
Dulwich Harps club notes 8th May 2017
Sunday saw our men’s team start their league campaign for 2017 with a trip up to Greenford to take on Tir Conaill Gaels. The game started in a tense manner with both teams trading early scores. TCG’s defensive system was proving difficult for the Harps to break down but their patient and persistent build up play paid off when Darren White saw a gap in the defence and rattled the ball past the keeper to give the Blues an early lead. Further points from Ryan McAnearney, Mickey Clarke, Ryan Brolly and Ciaran Stone seen the Harps go in with a half time lead of 1-06 to 0-1.
The second half started somewhat slower for the Harps as they were attacking into a strong breeze and a number of miss chances gave TCG renewed hope that they could get back into the game. After a few second half points their tails were up and after they were awarded a penalty it appeared that they had been given a lifeline back into the game. However Harps keeper Niall Russell dived low and hard to his right hand side to keep the ball out and from this play the momentum swung once again in the Harps favour.
The introduction of number substitutes helped reinvigorate the Blues and they finished the scoring for the afternoon with a long distance point from Dave Draper and a clinically taken goal from Aaron Harper to leave the final score at TCG 0.04 - Dulwich Harps 2.08.
Niall Russell, Adam Clarke, Dan Lynch, Andrew Arkins, Tim Russell, James McDermott, Sean Og Lavery , Mickey Clarke (0-1), Dave Draper (0-1), Ryan McAnearney (0-1), Ronan Devlin, Enda Tuohy, Ciaran Stone (0-2), Darren White (1-2), Ryan Brolly (0-1).
Gerry McNamee, John O’Sullivan, Ryan Morgan, Aaron Harper (1-0), Raymond Molloy.
The next game for the men’s team is a round 2 league fixture on Sunday 14th May as they take on Thomas McCurtains. The game is in Peckham Rye Common and is scheduled for a 3:30pm throw in time.
Training continues for the men’s team on Tuesday and Thursday evenings @ 19:15 on Peckham Rye Common. For more information contact Alan (07472 211445) or Enda (07522 723765).
The ladies had no game this weekend however their next fixture is against Kingdom Kerry Gaels on Saturday 27th of May in Peckham Rye Common. Throw in time is to be confirmed.
Training continues for the Ladies at Peckham Rye Common on Monday and Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm.
For more information please contact Aisling on 07961 577433 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The club will be running a ‘Family and Friends 7 aside Tournament’ on the 17th of June on Peckham Rye Common. This event will be aimed at giving ex-players and non-players the opportunity to dawn the boots and head out for a kick about with our current crop of men’s and ladies in a what is shaping up to be a great days craic! The format of the tournament will involve mixed teams with a minimum of TWO girls be required on the field of play at any given time and a maximum of THREE current men’s players being permitted at any given time.
There will be a number of other games and activities taking place on the day including; a puc fada, free taking competition, tug o’war etc.
To enter a team or to simply sign up as an individual, please email email@example.com or contact Ronan on 07523 724877 or James on 07713831446.
The entry fee is £10 per head and each participant will receive a memento T-Shirt for entering the event.
Please have all registration entries in by the 5th of June to avoid disappointment!
The London County Board are asking Gaels within the city for a donation towards the funding of the new stand development which is almost completed at Ruislip. For £125 you will be awarded with a seat plaque in the main stand and also entered into a draw to win two tickets for the 2017 All-Ireland Final. For more information on this please contact Tom Denning 07855 898205.
For more regular updates on training and matches please check out our website at http://dulwichharps.com or follow us on Facebook or twitter.