Harlesden Harps GFC Club Notes
August 01, 2017
Harlesden Harps will open their VGC Services Intermediate Championship campaign when they take on old rivals St Joesph’s in what promises to be a tasty encounter. After playing each other quite a bit already this season this match will be the true test of where the team can go for 2017, so all hands to the pump are needed. The game will take place on Saturday, 05th August at 3:00pm at Greenford, pitch one, London, UB6 0NZ. As usual, make sure you check public transport is in use and for any likely traffic delays, etc and ensure everyone is at the venue nice and early for a proper preparation for the game.
Harlesden Harps added the first silverware of the season when they overcame St Brendan’s recently in the final of the Shiel Cup. Getting their first run-out at Ruislip, Harps began the game on the front foot and built up a lead they never looked like relinquishing. Some hard running from the likes of Danny Somers, Anthony Donelan and Peter Rafferty and excellent shooting from Padraig McGoldrick in particular helped the Harps retain the trophy on a scoreline of Harps 0-13 St Brendan’s 0-06. Let’s now carry this good form on into the championship.
The Harps reserve team played the final game of their league campaign recently against Kingdom Kerry Gaels. A fine, July summers evening ideal for football saw both sides produce plenty of high class stuff and impressive scores. Although there wasn’t a massive amount between the two teams the soft concession of goals by the Harps saw the Kingdom ease to victory in the end. Still a good run out for the team with a few standout performances from Andrew Murphy, John Enright and Ryan Moran – roll on the championship!
Training continues this week taking place on Tuesday and Thursday at 7:45pm in The Shamrock Club, 307A Horn Lane, Acton, W3 0BP (nearest tube station: North Acton on the Central Line). Any new players wishing to "play a bit a ball" are very welcome to come along to this well-run club. If needed we can offer good jobs, along with accommodation and a social life to our members. Transport to and from training and pick up from local stations can also be arranged.
As usual, check public transport is in use and for any likely traffic delays, etc and make sure everyone is at the venue nice and early for a proper preparation.
Michael Cawley tel: 07811 169422
Joe Lynch tel: 07971 242681
Barney Breen tel: 07736 314929
Tony O Halloran tel: 07773 336974
Seamus Fox tel: 07984 895247
Kevin O Gorman tel: 07454 012661
Membership for the year is £60 per person. You will get your own club socks and shorts once membership has been paid. Everyone please pay a club officer sooner rather than later.
If you are interested in sponsorship or getting involved, please feel free to contact the club and we will be happy to help.