Harlesden Harps club notes

September 13, 2021

Upcoming fixture:


It’s county final time (again)! Harlesden Harps are in the Intermediate Championship final this coming Sunday, 19th September at 2:30pm, against St Josephs at the county ground of McGovern Park in Ruislip (14 Masson Avenue, HA4 6QU). Extra time an penalties will be used if required on the day. 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.

Keep an eye on https://twitter.com/harlesdenharps during the week for any changes to the match details.


Previous matches:


The Harps dug-out an epic AET win in the semi-final of the Intermediate Championship with a gutsy, battling performance against Garryowen. The match ebbed and flowed both ways with both sides having spells on top in the game. Ashley O’Halloran led the scoring stakes finishing with 1-05 to his name. In all we had nine different scorers on the day including another major from Jack McShane and crucial points from the likes of Ryan McSherry, Dan Howlin and Danny Somers ensuring a hard-fought 2-16 to 1-18 win.

It’s been a brilliant return to the Intermediate stage for us so far, let’s hope the winning run continues and we capture more silverware in the final (see above).




Training continues every week taking place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, at 7:00pm in The Shamrock Club, 307A Horn Lane, Acton, W3 0BP (nearest tube station: North Acton on the Central Line). A physio will be there on Tuesdays for any niggles you may have. 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.


Rules reminder 2021:


A reminder of some of the newer rules in place for our competitions in London this year.

There are 4 changes but 1 to 3 please read and make yourselves familiar with them.  


1. The kick out

2. The advanced mark

3. The sin bin

4. The role of the linesman



Player recruitment:

A priority for every 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 2021:

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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