Harlesden Harps club notes

August 16, 2019

Upcoming fixtures: 

Harlesden Harps will play the second round of their VGC Services Intermediate Football Championship against Garryowen on Wednesday 21st August at 6:45pm at Greenford, pitch one, London, UB6 0NZ, referee: Mattie Maher. 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. Let’s go all out to get our campaign back on track in this years championship.

Previous Matches: 

Harps began their championship crusade on the hollowed surface of Ruislip against Éire Óg recently. Alas, it was an unsuccessful day in the end as we succumbed to the men from Downhills Park. Plenty of battling performances from the Harps with the likes of Ben O’Mahoney and Dan Howlin popping over a couple of good points and Kurtis Walsh and James Mannion battling gamely. However, overall it was flat and uninspiring from the Harps men and a huge improvement is definitely needed for the next championship game (see above). Final score Harlesden Harps 0-07 Éire Óg 2-10.


Training continues each week taking place on Tuesday and Thursday evening, 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.

London county draw: 

Congratulations to club stalwart Seamus Fox on his recent £1,000 win in the London GAA county draw, drinks are on the Sligo man!

Championship fixtures: 

August 03rd IFC R1v Éire Óg

August 21st IFC R2 v Garryowen

September 03rd IFC R3 v St Joseph’s

Player recruitment: 

A priority for the new season is to recruit new players of all levels. Whether you’re looking for a new club, just arrived in London, out of the game for a while or fancy trying out Gaelic Football for the first time then why not get in touch and a warm club welcome awaits.

Club Contacts: 


Michael Cawley tel: 07811 169422

Noel Furlong tel: 07895 726593

Joe Lynch tel: 07971 242681 

Tony O Halloran tel: 07773 336974 

Membership 2019: 

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.

You can add the club on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/harlesden.harps to get more updates or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/harlesdenharps.

If you are interested in sponsorship or getting involved, please feel free to contact the club and we will be happy to help.


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