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Glenties Notes on October 4th 2000

Marathon Man Michael Fitzgerald, Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent is busy training for the Dublin Marathon on October 30th. This will be Michael’s 20th marathon. In 1996 he ran in both Boston and Dublin and in 1998 he took part in the London marathon. He has also taken part in many 10k races, in Ballyshannon , Letterkenny and various other parts of the country. Many charities have benefited from Michael’s running, among them Irish Heart, Irish Kidney, Friends of Letterkenny Hospital and numerous others. This year his chosen charity is Irish Cot Deaths and your support would be greatly appreciated. Sponsorship cards are in some shops in the town and will be in other towns in the near future. Michael is hoping to record a good time and placing in this year’s marathon and also with your help to make a good donation to this very worthy charity. Over the years Michael has raised more than £15,000 for various charities and other worthy causes.

Nineteen year old Brendan Mc Gill from Swords, who is in his third season with Sunderland Football Club made his first team debut in the Worthington Cup on Tuesday 26th September. Brendan’s parents, Brendan and Margaret are from Glenties.

The death took place in Letterkenny Hospital on Friday22nd September2000 of Tony Carr, Main Street, Glenties and formerly of Meenaneary. His remains came to his home on Saturday evening and were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Monday morning. Fr. Patrick Prendergast P.P. Glenties assisted by Fr. Eddie Gallagher P.P. Carrick celebrated Requiem Mass. Readings were by Tony’s son Brian. Another son Anthony and three nephews read Prayers of the Faithful. Music was by Sr. Immaculata on the organ, Francie Cunningham on guitar and the beautiful singing was by young Deirdre Doherty. Burial took place in the New Cemetery. Sincere sympathy is extended to his wife, Celine, three sons, Brian, Anthony and Paul, daughter, Ann Kennedy, son-in-law, four sisters, Margaret and Mary, Sligo, Teresa, Meenaneary, Catherine, California, brother, Padraig and other relatives and friends. Two brothers, Eamonn and Michéal predeceased him.

Congratulations to Christine Gallagher, Glenties and Liam Frize, Churchill who were married in Boston on 15th September last. Christine is the eldest daughter of Cormac and Eileen Gallagher, Main Street, Glenties. Cormac and Eileen travelled to Boston for the wedding.

Congratulations to Michelle Mc Swiggan, Gortnasillagh, Glenties and David Mulcahy, Omagh who got engaged recently.

Congratulations to Clare and Gerard O’Donnell, Tullyard Road, Glenties on the birth in Letterkenny Hospital of their first child, a baby daughter on Friday 29th September 2000

A very enjoyable morning of sports was held in the GAA pitch on Saturday 9th September during the Harvest Fair Festival.

Results of events are as follows; Running; —6,7,8 year olds—1st Gary Sweeney, 2nd Natalie Sweeney, 3rd Jason Gallagher and 4th Kevin Boyle. 9,10 year olds—1st Dermot Molloy, 2nd Louise Furey and 3rd Seamus Corcoran. 11, 12 year olds—1st Aine Regan, 2nd Claire Reid and 3rd Aisling Corcoran. 5 year olds and under—1st Kieran Thompson, 2nd Colleen O’ Donnell and 3rd Niamh Boyle. Tiny Tots—1st Hannah Molloy, 2nd Tony Byrne, 3rd Jemma O’Donnell, and 4th Sinead Gallagher.

3 Legged Race—6, 7,8,9,10 year olds—1st Louise Boyle and Louise Furey, 2nd Stephen Sweeney and Timothy Cape and 3rd Melissa Browne and Alanna Mc Donnell. 11 and over—1st Dena Sweeney and Aisling Corcoran, 2nd Shane Mc Donnell and Brian Boyle, and 3rd Aine Regan and Rosaleen Furey.

Relay Race—Under 10’s —1st Stephen Sweeney, Dermot Molloy, Colleen O’Donnell and Kieran Thompson, 2nd Niamh Boyle, Natalie Sweeney, Melissa Browne and Seamus Corcoran, 3rd Timothy Cape, Patrick Byrne, Alanna Mc Donnell and Louise Boyle. Relay Race—Over 10’s—1st Shane Mc Donnell, Laura and Sharon Gallagher, 2nd Dermot Molloy, Dena Sweeney and Rosaleen Furey, 3rd Seamus Corcoran, Aisling Corcoran and Brian Boyle. Parents Relay Race—1st Kathleen Gallagher, Frank Mc Donnell, Clodagh Duggan, Lisa Byrne and Pauline Gallagher, 2nd (beaten by a small margin) Bernie Molloy, Majella Boyle, Susan O’Donnell, Jackie Molloy and Terence Gallagher.

Thanks to the many parents who attended and of course to the very enthusiastic children.


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