The GAA community within Scotland has like many institutions throughout the country been hit hard with the current Covid-19 pandemic. Earlier last week the Scottish government put further restrictions in place to try and curtail the increasing numbers of positive Covid cases being identified throughout the nation. With this is mind the Scotland GAA county board took the decision to cancel all remaining league championship fixtures at senior/intermediate and instead deciding to attribute the remaining knockout fixture spots to teams in accordance with the current League table standings.
This in effect means Tir Conaill Harps find themselves in a Scottish GAA Senior semi-final and have a chance of claiming a spot in the final for the Junior Championship if they can find their way past Sands MacSwineys. The game against Sands will likely be a hotley cotested game, however with the Tir Conaill men romping to the league and championship titles last year and claiming the double the Harps will not be loosening their grip on the cup without a fight as they try and retain the championship title for a second year in a row.
Tir Conaill Harps intermediates have found themselves in the Senior Championship semi-final which is scheduled for Saturday October the 31st. They will take on Edinburgh side Dunedin Connolly’s for a place in the senior final with the losers of this match dropping into the Intermediate final against Dalriada GFC. Last year Connollys dominance of the Scottish senior title was halted by Glasgow Gaels and so will prove tough oppositions for the Harps as they try to re-establish themselves as champions of Scotland. Tir Conaill Harps on the other hand will see this as a great opportunity to put themselves in a senior final for the first time since 2012 where they eventually went on to claim the title. They boys in green and gold will be buoyed by their performances thus far in the championship. Their narrow defeat to Glasgow Gaels Seniors in their last game showed the true grit and determination within the team along with the genuine skill showing throughout. With key players missing in that game and now back in the fold the Harps will hope they have a real chance of going all the way this year.