Plans for­mu­lated for sil­ver an­niver­sary

Gaelic sports club

Rutherglen Reformer - - Clare Haughey - Niki Ten­nant

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

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