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Following  on from a successful League campaign for Tir Conaill Harps Men's  Intermediate side, after winning the Intermediate League, attention  turned to the Championship.

First  up for the Intermediate team was an away trip to Dunedin Connollys in  the Senior/Intermediate Championship, with Harps coming out on top at a  notoriously tough venue. Full time score was Dunedin Connollys 3-06 to  Tir Conaill Harps 2-15. Harps then followed this up with a home win over  Dalriada when a convincing 4-09 to 1-05 win for Tir Conaill Harps  booked their place in the Intermediate Championship final where they  will meet Dalriada.

The  Men's Junior side had reached the Junior League Final losing out in the  end to a strong Glasgow Gaels side on the day. The Tir Conaill men were  now looking to go one further in the Championship. They kicked off  their campaign with an away win in Coatbridge over Sands MacSwineys,  winning 2-14 to 2-04. Next up was a dominant derby win in Cambuslang  against Glasgow Gaels when Harps won by 7-10 to 0-03. The Juniors then  booked their place in the Final with a game to spare, once again beating  Sands MacSwineys, 3-11 to 1-05. They finished by beating Glasgow Gaels  2-06 to 0-11. Tir Conaill Harps will now face Glasgow Gaels in the  Junior Championship FInal. Both the Junior Championship Final and  Intermediate Championship Final take place on Saturday 7th October.

Harps  Mens Bainisteoir, Gerard Gavan, is happy with how both Men's teams have  performed up to this point. "The season has been a success for us, so  far," Gerry said. "One trophy in the cabinet and two finals to come. As a  club we have never been in the final of all the competitions we have  entered in one season, so there is a real focus and hard work to try and  add to our Intermediate League title."

The  Ladies ended their season and despite results not being what the ladies  would have hoped for, it has been a big learning process for the team  which has seen big improvements as each game went by. The ladies have  done themselves and the club proud. With additional support and focus  being placed on the ladies team this group will undoubtedly continue to  progress next season, and success on the scoreboard won’t be far away.

After  a summer break, the underage teams have started back in training and  what a sight it is to see our Gaelic pitch full of kids learning the  game from U7s upwards through the age groups. Tir Conaill Harps have  also been sending coaches out to Schools to try and get more children  introduced to Gaelic Football, with many of them following that up with  sessions with the club and Cambuslang. With the increased number of  talented young footballers joining the club the future for Tir Conaill  Harps looks bright.

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