It has been a week of mixed fortunes for Tir Conaill Harps teams. It started on Saturday afternoon with a trip to Aberdeen for the Harps Intermediate team to take on Dalriada. In a fixture that has always proved a tough one for Tir Conaill they looked to kick off their Senior/Intermediate League campaign in the best possible fashion. The game itself was very tight with both teams taking their chances in front of goal. In a game that could have went either way both teams would have been reasonably happy to take a share of the points with the game ending Dalriada 2-03 Tir Conaill Harps 1-06.
On the same afternoon a little bit of history was being made in Edinburgh, with Tir Conaill Harps fielding their first ladies team in a number of years. A lot of hard work and preparation has been put into the formation of a new ladies team and none more so than the girls themselves having been working hard in the pre-season training sessions. The fruition of all the hard work and effort was there for all to see as the ladies took to the field for the first time in the Scotland GAA Ladies 7-a-side tournament. The ladies faced three games against Glasgow Gaels, Dalriada and Dunedin Connollys and although they were unable to find a win in any of these games the girls put in fantastic performances in each one. In the final game of the day you could see the marked improvement in performance and where very unlucky not to come away with a win. This however will be looked at as a great platform to kick off from and the harps will be eagerly anticipating their next set of fixtures.
On Tuesday night Tir Conaill Harps kicked off the Senior/Intermediate league campaign with a home derby game against Glasgow Gaels. The Harps where going into this game looking to build on the draw from Aberdeen. Unfortunately it turned out mainly a night to forget with a defeat of a shoreline Tir Conaill Harps 0-09 Glasgow Gaels 1-13. However this is a group of players who have worked so hard in training and have proved their commitment to the cause, despite training having been made almost impossible due to recent covid restrictions. So there is no doubt this group pf players will look to kick on and get back on track in their next fixture against Dunedin Connollys.