Glenties Notes 5th May 2016

GAA Lotto
There was no winner of this week’s Gaa lotto. The numbers drawn out were 1-8-20-23. The 2x€50 went to Con Wright, Fintoen and Anna O’Donnell, Drumaghy Park, Ardara. Next week’s jackpot will be €6300.

Great Weekend
Naomh Conaill executive would like to congratulate all the winners of the Gaeltacht and thank all the teams for taking part in the competition in Glenties last weekend. Big Thanks must go to everyone who helped out to make this weekend happen which includes Kitchen staff, shop staff, stewards, Lotto sellers and anyone else who helped out in any way. Naomh Conaill would like to thank all who sponsored the club in anyway for the weekend. Thanks to Gerard and helpers and the little Naomh Conaill stars of the future that provided the half time entertainment.

WAAR Challenge
Robert Farrell is doing the Waar challenge in the 14th May 2016 and all his proceeds raised are going towards the Naomh Conaill minor board. Robert will have sponsorship cards in all businesses around town and all minor board managers + Robert himself. Total distance is 53K* including; 7.5k Run along the Wild Atlantic Coastline, 42.5k broken Cycle along the Wild Atlantic Way, 2k Hike with views over the hills of Donegal and 1k kayak on Loughanure Lake. Robert also has prizes for winner picked out from the sponsorship cards on the 21st May so if you see a sponsorship card please sponsor Robert

Clan Gathering
McDyer Clan Gathering in the Highlands Hotel on Saturday 11th June after 7:30pm Mass in Glenties. For booking details contact Caroline McHugh 0871303571.

Well Done
Congratulations to all the students and staff at the Comprehensive School for the wonderful welcome for the Cycle Against Suicide group last week. It really was a wonder event.

Glenties Notes 9th January 2016

The sympathy of the community is extended to the family of the late Phil Brennan, Stranalough, Glenties. Mr. Brennan was laid to rest on Wednesday 30th following Requiem Mass at St. Conall’s Church.

€25 Winners: Christine McCool, Jenny Furey
€50 Winners: Lisa Quinn, Kathleen Gallagher, Janet Given, Brenda Reid, Mary Ita Boyle, Martina Ward, Arline McGlynn, Kathleen McGettigan, Mairead Gallagher, Julia Molloy, Eileen Gallagher, Shaun McMenamin.
€60 Winner: John Boyle
€100 Winners: Jacinta Green, Maureen Gildea, Brenda Foye, Gerald Kane, Lourin Furey, Naomh Boyle, Darah Doherty, Ann Quinn, Arline Gallagher.
€300 Winner: Lourin Furey

Glenties Scout Group

An information evening for parents and anyone interested in getting involved will take place in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Monday 11th January at 8:30pm.

The Provincial Support Officer from Scouting Ireland, Kevin Ferguson, will be there along with the Glenties leaders to explain the scouts, what’s it all about and how to get your children involved.

For more information please come along or check us out on Facebook at Glenties Scouts

Contacts for more information:

Kevin 086 0473459
Grainne – Glenties Froup Leader – 086 2713625

Naomh Conaill GAA Club Notes 15th December 2015

There was no winner of this week’s Gaa lotto Jackpot; the numbers drawn out were 1-5-9-23. The 2x€50 went to Mary Gallagher, Ardaghy and Breida Molloy, Loughnabraddan Fintown. Next week’s jackpot will be €4,300.

Naomh Conaill AGM was held on Friday 11th December in the Community Centre and the Officers are as follows President: Leo Mc Loone (snr), Chairman: Daniel Mc Geehan, Vice Chair: Martin (Shanky) Smith, Secretary: Vincent Cranley, Vice secretary: Pauline Doherty, Treasurer: Patrick Mc Guigan, Vice Treasurer: Seamus O Malley, PRO: Paul Mc Guigan, Registrar: Murial Hegarty, Oifig na gaeilge: Owen Mc Geehan, Children’s Officer: Arlene Gallagher, Players representative: Vincent Cranley.

Naomh Conaill Minor Board Presentation night will be held in the Highlands Hotel on Saturday 19th December at 8pm. Please support out future stars.

Naomh Conaill would like to thank everyone for their support all year and are giving away 10 lotto prizes of €25 on Tuesday 22nd December at Bingo.

Naomh Conaill GAA Club Notes 12th May 2015

There was no winner of this week’s GAA lotto and the numbers drawn out were 2-15-16-23, The €50×2 went to Aideen Green, Doochary and Helen Flannery, Clos Naomh Conaill. Next week’s jackpot will be €3,700.

Club 200 draw 5/5/15. The €500 winner was Sarah McGlynn, Fintown and the €100×5 went to Seamus O’Malley, Station Rd & A J Gallagher, Derries & Rachel O Donnell, Kilraine & Grace McGeehan, Buncrana & Margaret McDevitt, Clogher PO. Congratulations to all our winners.

If anyone from the club has any training equipment belonging to the club as in Balls, bibs, cones, water bottles etc. could they please leave them in the clubhouse or contact any executive member as there are some teams who need equipment for this year.

Naomh Conaill club results
Wed 6th may u16 league Killybegs (3-8) vs Naomh Conaill (3-11)
Sat 9th May 3rd team Naomh Conaill (0-8) vs St Eunans (1-8)
Sun 10th may u14 league Ardara (1-9) vs Naomh Conaill (1-5)
Reserve league Naomh Conaill (2-13) vs Four Masters (0-3)

Naomh Conaill fixtures
13/5/15 u12 league Aodh Ruadh vs Naomh Conaill at 6.30pm
U16 league semi-final Naomh Conaill vs Kilcar at 7.00pm
16/5/15 division 5 league Ardara vs Naomh Conaill at 7.00pm
Senior league Naomh Conaill vs Four Masters at 3.00pm.

Scout Group in Glenties

Interest has been expressed in starting a Scout Group in Glenties, and a meeting has been arranged to discuss the possibility. Kevin Ferguson the Support Officer for Scouting Ireland will be there to explain what it takes to get a Scout Group up and running.

Scouting Ireland is a multi- denominational organisation that delivers the Scouting programme to both boys and girls from the age of 6 to 18 years. Like any new group, getting adult volunteers to help out is vital to the success of a new group. Any adults (over the age of 18) who would be willing to give a few hours per week voluntarily, to support children in the local community and who would like to give it a go, would be given all the training, help and support they would need to run a successful Group.

It is intended to hold the open evening for adults who may be interested in finding out more about setting up a new Group in the area in The Highlands Hotel on Wednesday 20th May at 8.00pm. All are welcome.

Wild Atlantic Surf School – Kids Surf Camps

Our kids camps start in July when the school summer holidays commence. The camps provide a great opportunity to learn to surf, and the daily coaching helps build a great surf proficiency. The children learn how to paddle correctly, read waves, pop-up, build surf knowledge and by the end of the week they should all be standing and riding waves. The camps are also very strongly orientated on ocean safety and awareness. We teach the children about rip currents, tides, potential dangers and we educate them on how to enjoy and have a safe and fun time in the sea. The camps last 3 hours per day and consists of daily surf coaching, light refreshments and games on the beach.

The camps run daily from June 29th Monday – Friday from 10:00am – 1:00pm.

The price for the week is €90.

All equipment including wetsuits and surfboards are provided. The only requirements are swimwear, a towel, sandals/flip flops, sunscreen, a change of clothes, a light rain jacket and suitable footwear for beach games.

Ph: +353 74 97 44767
Mobile: +353 (0) 86 1997995

Glenties Notes 22nd April 2015

The Late Finola McMahon Nee Boyce:
The death took place in Sligo Hospital on Monday 13th April 2015 of Finola McMahon, Old Golf Course Road, Donegal Town. Burial took place on Thursday. She is survived by one daughter, Helen, four sisters, Mary, Anne, Pauline McGill, Glenties, and Regina and one brother, Kieran, aunt, Nuala, uncle, Seamus, nieces, nephews, in-laws, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Her husband, Maurice, died in 2009 and her brother, Aidan died in 2013.

The Late Danny McGill:
The death took place in Letterkenny Hospital, on Friday 17th April 2015, of Danny Mc Gill, Glen Road, Glenties, (native of Ardara). His Remains were taken home later that day and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Sunday. Burial took place in New Graveyard, Glenties, after Requiem Mass at 3 p.m. Danny is survived by his wife, Rose, daughters, Mary, Breid, Anne-Edel and Carmel, sons, Dinny and Kevin, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, in-laws and other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Brendan and Brenda Mc Geehan, Fintown, on the death of their baby daughter, Leah, which took place on Thursday 16th April 2015, just two years old; also to Leah’s grandparents, uncles, aunts and all other relatives and friends.

Cash 4 Clobber Collection:
Scoil Mhuire is having another ‘Cash 4 Clobber Collection’ on Friday 1st May. We accept bags of men’s, women’s, & children’s clothing, paired shoes, handbags, belts, bed linen, (no duvets or pillows) curtains etc. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support with our collections in the past and we look forward to another successful collection on the 1st May. Feel free to drop your bag(s) into the school anytime prior to the collection.

First Holy Communion:
First Holy for the children of St. Riaghan’s Drimnacrosh KilkennyN.S., and Scoil Mhuire, will take place in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties, at 11.00 a.m. this Saturday 25th April.

Party for the First Holy Communion Children:
The Annual Party for The First Holy Communion Children, their families and guests, will be held in the Community Centre after the Mass. Refreshments will be served, for everyone attending. All Donations would be gratefully appreciated to help cover costs.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo held in Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday Night at 9 p.m. Jackpot €4900 on 45 numbers or less if not won €300 will be paid out, €100 a house, € 50 a line.
Snooker: Snooker room is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. all week
New CE Scheme: New CE scheme started on 22nd September 2014, Any one willing to start contact 087 9695053 for more details. FAS criteria apply.
Bowls: Bowls on Monday nights.

Bingo Winners:
The winners at the Bingo on Tuesday 14th April in the Community Centre, Glenties were – €15 Winners – Micheal Langan, Jamsie Melly, Georgina Mc Hugh and Marie Boyle; €25 Winners – Patsy Mc Dyre and Patricia Molloy, € 50 Winners – Reene Mulhern, Breege Roarty, Maureen Gildea, Caroline Kee, Emer O’ Donnell, Cathy Anon, Sally Mc Guigan, Peter Duffy, Cathy Anon, Pauline Mc Geehan and Adam Mc Dermott; €100 Winners – Ann Quinn, Angela Lowther, Shane Whyte, Bernie Martin, Adele Dooley, Patsy Mc Dyre, Nancy Gill and Mary Mc Gill – €300 Winner – Breid Gallagher.

Naomh Conaill GAA Club Notes 22nd April 2015

There was no winner of this week’s GAA lotto, numbers drawn out were 10-17-22-29. The 2x€50 went to Martin Regan (snr) Mill Road and Emer O’Donnell, Mill Road. Next week’s jackpot will be €3,400.

Naomh Conaill club is holding a child protection course. Anyone that has it done pre 2010 needs to do it again and new members are also welcomed, anyone working with underage teams must have this one evening course done. Anyone wanting to put their name down is asked to contact Muriel Hegarty 087 6485725.

Congratulations to our Minor team on their victory over Naomh Columba in the Regional league final in Dungloe last with a score of 4-10 to 1-10.

Naomh Conaill u14 got off to a great start to the league over Dungloe with a score line of 3-13 to 1-3.

Naomh Conaill fixtures
U14 league division 1 Sat 25th Naomh Conaill v Killybegs in Glenties at 12 noon.
3rd team league Sat 25th Naomh Conaill v Sean Mac Cumhaill in Glenties at 7pm
Senior and Reserve Sun 26th Naomh Conaill v Kilcar in Glenties 1.30 + 3pm
U16 league division 1 Mon 27th Naomh Conaill v Naomh Naille in Glenties at 6.30pm

Naomh Conaill club new half zip tops are for sale in the Inniskeel co-op now so call in and have a look.

Good luck to Ethan, Owen and the Donegal minor team in the Ulster Minor League final.

Glenties Notes 8th April 2015

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Jack McElhinney (formerly Meenahalla, Glenties), who died recently in America.

Glenties Community Centre:
Snooker: Snooker room is open Monday to Friday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sunday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.. No snooker Tuesday’s
Tai Chi: Tai Chi on Wednesday night 8p.m. – 9.30p.m.
New CE scheme: A New CE scheme started on 22nd September 2014, Anyone willing to start contact 087 9695053 for more details. FAS criteria apply.
Bowls: Bowls on Monday night.
Children’s Drama Classes: Vanessa Mc Fadden children’s drama classes started Thursday 6th November 2014 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

The winners at the Bingo on Tuesday 31st March were -. €25 Winners – Mary Mc Devitt, Noeleen Furey, Kathleen Mc Glynn and Ownie Mc Menamin; €30 Winners – Pauline Mc Geehan and Margaret Murrey; €50 Winners – Mairead Mc Geehan, Ann Furey, Majella Boyle, Ann Furey, Rosemary Whelan, Dim Melly, David Gamble, Kathleen Boyle and Ownie Mc Menamin; €100 Winners – Margaret Ward, Evelyn White, Jimmy Quinn, Cathy Connell, James Smyth, Kathleen Gallagher, Trish Molloy, Jamsie Melly and Patsy Mc Dyre; €300 – Mickey Herron.