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THE SENIOR team travelled to Omagh on Friday night to play Augher in the Championship quarter final. After a very shaky start where we were 1-1 to 0-0 down, we settled and aided by a Ryan Devlin penalty and some great scores from Gareth Devlin and Peter Armour, we went in leading at the break 1-6 to 1-3.

Missed chances in the second allowed Augher back in to the game but a late flurry of scores against the 14 men of the opposition saw us win by 4 points.

Final score Harps 1-12, Augher 2-5.

Best for the Harps were Paul Gahan, Ed Laverty and Peter Armour. The lads are now into the semi final. Well done to all involved.

The reserve team travelled to Gortin on Monday night for their Championship first round. Played in awful conditions and on a very soggy pitch, scores were very hard to come by for both teams but it was Gortin who led at the break by 0-7 to 0-1.

A much improved effort in the second half just came up short and despite a goal by James Kelly, we just couldn’t reel in the half time deficit and we were defeated by 3 points. Final score Gortin 0-10, Harps 1-4.

This ends the reserve season and a big thanks to Adrian Devlin, Rory O’Neill and Paul Fitzgerald for their help with the team. Hopefully with the injection of some new players next year, we can be challenging at the top of the league.

The U16s played Dromore on Saturday in the championship quarter final.

Dromore started best scoring an early goal but the Harps settled and by the half time whistle they had reeled off 10 points to lead 0-10 to 1-1. The lads pushed on after the break and helped by goals from Conor Quinn and Tiernan Burke, we won on a final score of 2-15 to 2-03.

This Saturday the team face Kildress in the league semi final. The match is provisionally fixed for Pomeroy at 12.15 This will be another tough game for the lads and all support would be appreciated. Good luck to players and management.

The U13 play Aghaloo on Friday night at home.

Scor na nOg begins on November 4th. Anyone under the age of 17 who would like to represent the club in this year’s competition can put their names forward to Martin Campbell on 02887738140 or Steven Campbell on 02887738730. Scor is an important part in the GAA and it is hoped that the club will have a large representation at the event.

A lot of clothes have been left round the pavilion since the summer camp. If these aren’t claimed within the next few weeks, they will be recycled.

Thanks to the supporters who travelled to Gortin for the reserve Championship last Monday and to Omagh on Friday night for the Championship quarter final.

Sympathy is extended to the McElhatton and Young families following the death of Leslie.