Hurling-and-FootballSenior Hurlers: The Harps Senior Hurlers finished the Division 1 League on a winning note with a five point victory over Rathdowney-Errill on Thursday night. With two wins and a draw from seven games in this league the lads have finished joint sixth on the table and thus preserve their Division 1 status for 2016. All the positive results have arrived in the latter stages of the league which shows that the hard work being put in by all the players is finally coming together. Well done lads.
– Focus now shifts to the Championship on July 18th in O’Moore Park at 6pm where Borris-Kilcotton will provide stern opposition in this opening fixture. We appeal to all in the Parish to get behind the hurlers and roar them on when they take to the field on that Saturday evening to represent our community.

Intermediate Hurlers: The Intermediate hurlers face Camross in Rathdowney GAA field on July 19th at high noon for their Championship showdown. Best of Luck lads.

Junior Footballers: The Junior A Football Championship kicks off on July 24th with the opening tie against Ballylinan. Crettyard will be the venue for the 7.45pm throw-in.

Junior Hurlers: The Junior hurlers will next play Rathdowney-Errill in the Junior A Championship on July 25th/26th. More details on that game’s venue, date and throw-in time later.

Upcoming Fixtures: Owing to the Laois Senior Hurlers involvement in the All Ireland Series we were unable to publish our July schedule, apologies for the delay.

Thu July 9th: U16 Hurling Championship – St Fintans Gaels V Harps Gaels in Colt at 7pm
Fri July 10th: U14B Football Championship – Clonaslee St Manman V The Harps in Clonaslee at 7pm
Mon July 13th: Minor Hurling League Semi Final – Abbeyleix V Harps Gaels in Abbeyleix at 7.30pm
Mon July 13th: U14 Hurling Championship – The Harps V Abbeyleix in Durrow at 7pm
Sat July 18th: Senior Hurling Championship – The Harps V Borris-Kilcotton in O’Moore Park at 5.45pm
Sun July 19th: Intermediate Hurling Championship – The Harps V Camross in Rathdowney at 12noon
Mon July 20th: Minor Hurling League Final – Harps Gaels or Abbeyleix V Rathdowney-Errill or Na Fianna in TBA at TBA
Wed July 22nd: U16B Football Championship – Castletown Slieve Bloom V Harps Gaels in Slieve Bloom at 7pm
Fri July 24th: Junior Football Championship – The Harps V Ballylinan in Crettyard at 7.45pm
Sat July 25th: Junior Hurling Championship – The Harps V Rathdowney-Errill in Borris-in-Ossory at 7pm
Mon July 27th: U14 Hurling Championship – Portlaoise V The Harps in Rathleague at 7pm.

(TBA – To Be Announced: See the Harps Facebook page for details…)

Recent Results: A look back at June’s results…

Tue June 2nd: Laois Shopping Centre ACHL Div 4 – The Harps 1-09 V 2-14 Timahoe
Wed June 3rd: Gala U14 Hurling League – The Harps 5-06 V 5-07 Abbeyleix
Fri June 5th: Gala U14 Hurling League – Portlaoise 0-06 V 4-14 The Harps
Mon June 8th: Gala U14B Football League – O’Dempseys 2-03 V 12-15 The Harps
Tue June 9th: Laois Shopping Centre ACFL Div 4 – Killeshin 3-15 V 2-03 The Harps
Tue June 9th: Laois Shopping Centre ACHL Div 4 – Rosenallis 2-11 V 1-16 The Harps
Wed June 10th: Laois Shopping Centre ACHL Div 1 – The Harps 1-12 V 1-12 Camross [Match Report]
Fri June 12th: Gala U14 Hurling League – The Harps 2-05 V 3-06 Abbeyleix
Sat June 13th: Laois Shopping Centre ACHL Div 2 – Borris-Kilcotton 4-21 V 1-12 The Harps
Wed June 17th: Laois Shopping Centre ACHL Div 1 – The Harps 1-20 V 0-11 Colt [Match Report]
Fri June 19th: U14 Feile All Ireland Championships – The Harps 4-05 V 1-02 Dunloy of Antrim [Match Report]
Fri June 19th: U14 Feile All Ireland Championships – The Harps 3-04 V 1-05 Naas of Kildare [Match Report]
Sat June 20th: U14 Feile All Ireland Championships – The Harps 4-03 V 3-06 Dungiven of Derry [Match Report]
Sat June 20th: U14 Feile All Ireland Championships – The Harps 6-04 V 3-04 Padraig Pearses of Galway [Match Report]
Sat June 20th: Laois Shopping Centre ACHL Div 2 – The Harps 2-13 V 0-20 Trumera
Sun June 21st: U14 Feile All Ireland Championships – The Harps 4-01 V 4-04 St Ernans of Westmeath [Match Report]
Thu June 25th: Laois Shopping Centre ACHL Div 1 – Castletown 0-15 V 1-11 The Harps [Match Report]
Mon June 29th: Gala U14B Football League Final – The Harps  8-09 V 5-07 St Josephs-Barrowhouse
Wed July 1st: U14B Football Championship Round 1 – The Harps 4-15 V 0-01 O’Dempseys [Match Report]
Thu July 2nd: Laois Shopping Centre ACHL Div 1 – The Harps 2-14 V 0-15 Rathdowney-Errill [Match Report]
Mon July 6th: U14 Hurling Championship Round 1 – The Harps 5-04 V 2-06 Rathdowney-Errill.

Kit for Kids: SuperValu, Ballyragget are currently running a Kit for Kids promotion whereby if you spend €40+ in a single transaction you will get a voucher for your chosen club: The Harps GAA! When 2000 vouchers have been accumulated, SuperValu will award the club a free Kit for Kids!