Plans formulated for silver anniversary
Gaelic sports club
Tir Conaill Harps GAC, based at the county pitch at Pearse Park in Cambuslang, will next week begin celebrations to mark 25 years since its foundation in the south side of Glasgow.
The club will unveil an ambitious three-year development plan at Glencairn Social Club in Mill Street, Glasgow, on Wednesday December 12, at 7.30pm.
The club, which is a registered charity, hopes to attract many former players and members to the launch.
A number of volunteers have been working on the plan since June, with the intention of transforming the club’s fortunes both on and off the field.
More than 40 members have participated in the preparation of the plan with key initiatives including coaching, fundraising, communication and club structures being addressed.
There has also been widespread discussion on how to mark the club’s 25 years in the city of Glasgow with a dinner and a memorial service for deceased members among several ideas put forward.
In its heyday, particularly in the Harps’ formative years, the club was seen as having the best underage set-up in Britain, with teams regularly appearing in provincial football finals and consistently competing at the highest level.
Over the years the club stagnated and suffered due to the closure of its home at Pearse Park, Cambuslang.
There are brighter days ahead for the club with the re-establishment of underage football and hurling, backed by an enthusiastic coaching team.
Anyone who has had a connection with the club is invited to come along, listen to its plans and hopefully get involved in building its future.
Ambitious Members of Tir Conaill Harps GAC aim to restore the club to its former glory