Narin & Portnoo Golf Club Notes 25th January 2010

The Captains’ Drive-in was postponed due to the heavy frost and has now been re-scheduled for Saturday, February 5th at 10a.m. It will be followed by a fourball mixed scramble under a shotgun start.

I neglected to include the club’s latest Gaeltacht result in my match report last week. The years are taking their toll! Michael’s lads won eight and a half matches out of ten, s superb result. This tally added to the four and a half won before Christmas leaves them handily placed after two matches.

The results of last week’s events will appear in next week’s notes. Kevin McCreadie and Donie McCole were the winners of the respective competitions.

Fixtures:
Sunday January 30: Club Open, single stableford Wednesday, February 2: Wednesday Open, ladies and gents, single stableford, 20 euro entry for G.U.I. visitors, including green fee;

Naomh Conaill Notes 20th December 2010

There was no winner of last weeks club lotto. Two prizes of 50 Euro went to Gerard Gallagher, Killybegs and Paddy McDevitt. The numbers drawn were 10,12,16,17. The jackpot now stands at 4,600 Euro.

The Night at the Races due to take place last Friday night in the Noble Bar had to be cancelled because of the bad weather.

The Donegal Yearbook is now on sale on Mc Glincheys.

The club would like to wish all our members and players a very Happy Christmas and Peaceful New Year.

Naomh Conaill Notes 14th December 2010

Commiserations to our senior team after losing to Crossmaglen in the Ulster Club Final in Cavan last Sunday. They have served the club and county very proudly and we would like to thank Cathal and the boys for giving us some wonderful memories in 2010. We are very lucky to have such a talented and dedicated bunch of players and we hope they can continue on in 2011.

The U21s are due to play Four Masters at home in the 1st round of the championship this Sunday.

The November draw for 200 Club was a week late because of the bad weather and was held last Tuesday night in the Highlands Hotel and 1st prize of 500 Euro went to Pat Eamon Boyle, Glen Road and 5 prizes of 100 Euro went to Albert Wade, Martin Mc Dyer, Ann Quinn, Stacey Blake and Dermott Bonner.

A Night at the Races will be on in the Noble Bar, Fintown on Friday 17th December at 8.30pm.A bus will leave Roddys at 8.15pm. Special guest on the night will be Dr Maguire.

There was no lotto draw last week because of the bad weather. The draw takes place every Tuesday night at the Community Centre Bingo and next Tuesday they will be holding there Christmas Bingo with lots of prizes.

Congratulations to Sean Connaughton on his appointment as Youth Officer at last Monday nights County Convention.

Narin & Portnoo Golf Club Notes 14th December 2010

The members finally got out on the links again last Sunday after a long hiatus due to snow and ice, and, after a chilly start, the large field enjoyed competing for the prestigious Christmas Hamper. Mark Diver proved triumphant on the day, pipping Jimmy Cunningham to the goodies with a five under par 68.

Barney Cunningham was the winner of last Friday’s senior outing with a score of 32 points and goes into the lead in the overall competition with just two competitions remaining. Paddy Boyle took the silver medal position, beating Michael Naughton on a break of tie with both on 30 points. Manus Boyle had the best score so far in the tournament when he carded an excellent 35 points in the previous 16 hole competition to win by 3 points from Joe Conneely. The top of the table in the overall competition shows Barney Cunningham 35; Paddy Boyle 31; Manus Boyle 29; Denis Carbery and Micheál McGinley on 28 each. The overall prize is counted on the winner of a weekly competition receiving 10 points descending to tenth place getting one point. Weather permitting we intend to have an outing on Friday, December 17th and the final outing and presentation of prizes is scheduled for Thursday, December 23rd with tee booked each day from 10a.m. to 11a.m.

A re-scheduling of events is required and the postponed Christmas Cracker will now be played on Wednesday, December 22nd. This free single stableford event will feature a shotgun start at 11a.m. and is closed to members. The Christmas Party will commence with music on that day at 4p.m., followed by a buffet and the presentation of hampers and turkeys won in November and December.

The Annual General Meeting will be held in the clubhouse on Wednesday, December 29th commencing at 5.30p.m. It will be preceded by an E.G.M. starting at 5p.m. in which the members will vote on the newly updated constitution. This document will be posted in the clubhouse from Wednesday, December 15th. The club’s financial report will also be displayed in the clubhouse from December 15th, along with the Nomination Sheet for Council and the Motions Sheet. All Full Members are invited to attend.

Results:
November 17: 1. John Molloy 33; 2. Raymond Gallagher, Castlehume 31; No twos;
November 24: 1. Micheál McGinley 36; 2. John McBride 35; 3. Packie McHugh 35; Twos: 6 balls
December 12: Christmas Hamper 1. Mark Diver 68; 2. Jimmy Cunningham 69; 3. Marty McGing 70 b.o.t.; Twos: 7 balls

Fixtures:
Sunday December 19: Mini Hamper, Single stableford, closed
Wednesday, December 22: Christmas Cracker, Free entry, Single stableford, closed, shotgun start at 11a.m., Christmas Party and Presentations to follow from 4p.m.

Naomh Conaill Notes 9th December 2010

The best of luck once again to our senior team and management in the Ulster Club Final against Crossmaglen in Clones this Sunday at 1.45pm. It was very disappointing that the game had to be called off once again because of the weather but hopefully it will be third time lucky this Sunday. It has been a very diffulcult time for the team preparing for the final but we would like to thank Na Rossa for the use of Dooey last Sunday and we would also like to thank everyone who turned up to help clear the training field of snow and ice last Monday it is very much appreciated by the club. We hope everyone will travel to Clones in large numbers to cheer on the boys and if they show the same dedication, commitment and determination as they have done all year we hope we will be Ulster champions on Sunday evening.

A Night at the Races will be on in the Noble Bar, Fintown on Friday 17th December at 8.30pm. A bus will leave Roddys at 8.15pm.

Glenties Notes 2nd December 2010

Sympathy
Sincere sympathy is extended to Monica Kennedy, Narin Road, Glenties on the death recently in the U.S.A. of her brother, James Gallagher (formerly of Ardun, Glenties).  Sincere sympathy also to his nieces, nephews and all his relatives and friends.

Andy Doherty
The death took place at his home on Wednesday 24th November of Andy Doherty, The Rock and formerly The Wood, Glenties.  His Remains were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Friday morning.  Fr. Pat Prendergast celebrated Requiem Mass at 11 a.m. Readings were by his grandson, John Glynn.  Music and singing was by John F. O’ Donnell and Sinead Finn.  Burial took place in the local Graveyard.  He is survived by one daughter, Rosemary Glynn, five sons, Paddy, Danny, John, Andy and Tony, grandchildren, in-laws, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.  Andy’s wife Margaret predeceased him fourteen years ago.  His sister Lil Gallagher, Meenahalla, Glenties and three other sisters and a brother also predeceased him.

New Arrival
Congratulations to June (nee Conefry) and Hugo Kilroy, Altar, Glenties on the birth recently of their fourth child, a baby sister (Clodagh) for Aidan, Emily and Bethany.

Bingo
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 23rd November were – Sandra Moore won the Jackpot of € 400.  Kathleen Boyle, Mary Doherty, Briege Gallagher, Emer O’ Donnell, Sean Carr, Kilcar, Patricia Molloy, Joseph Martin, Marie Boyle, Pauline Mc Geehan and Willie Mc Nelis won € 100 each.  Sandra Moore, Marian Ward, Bernie Martin, Christine Mc Cool, Rosaleen Gallagher, Ardara,   Isobel Mc Loone, Philip Gallagher, Paula Hegarty, Joanne Gallagher and Clare Keeney won € 50 each.  Patsy Martin, Fiona Gallagher and Paula Hegarty won € 20 each.

Advent
“Some Quiet Time-Out for Reflection throughout Advent” has started on Wednesdays from 8.30 – 9.30 p.m. at The Convent.  Everyone is welcome.

First Holy Communion
Children from St. Riaghan’s N.S. and Scoil Mhuire will receive their First Holy Communion in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 7th May 2011 at 11 a.m. Mass.  Children from Edeninfagh N.S. will receive their First Holy Communion on Sunday 8th May in the Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh at 9.30 Mass.

Naomh Conaill Notes 30th November 2010

The Ulster Club Senior Final against Crossmaglen has being refixed for this Sunday at 2pm in Clones but as the weather conditions are not expected to improve during the week there is no guarantee the game will go ahead so supporters should check the club website (naomhconaill.ie), local radio stations or Mc Glincheys for up to date information on the final.

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 11,13,23,28. Two prizes of 50 Euro went to Vincent Ward, Fintown and Mary Mc Mahon, Fintown. The jackpot now stands at 4.500 Euro.

The Night at the Races due to take place this Friday night in the Noble Bar, Fintown has been put back to Friday 17th December because of the bad weather.

Glenties Notes 25th November 2010

Naomh Conaill
Relive two of Donegal’s Famous Victories of ’92 on DVD at the Glen Tavern on Friday night 26th November at 9.00 p.m.  Special Guests and Spot prizes on the night.  Proceeds of the night will go to the “Naomh Conaill GAA Club” in search of Ulster Glory.

Thank You
The family of the late Annie Behan would like to thank all those who gave so generously to their recent ‘Coffee Morning’ in aid of Donegal Hospice.  The amount raised was € 3030.  Thank You.

Bingo
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 16th November were – Marian Ward won the Jackpot of € 400.  Frances Furey, Gerry Doherty, Patsy Martin, Paula Hegarty, Ann White, Mary Gallagher and Marie Boyle won € 100 each.  Pat Devenney, Anne Furey, Kathleen Gallagher, Jean Boyle, James Byrne, Hazel Staunton, Mary Mc Dermott, Eilish O’Donnell, Grainne Gallagher, Paula Hegarty, Bernie Fitz and Anne Byrne won € 50 each.  Brenda Reid, Marian Davison and Sally Mc Hugh won € 35 each.  Mabel Houston, Norah Gallagher, Mary Gallagher, Isobel Mc Loone, Fiona Gallagher and M. Clarkson won € 25 each.

Thanks
Glenties Community Alert would like to thank you for your contribution to their recent Church Gate Collection in Glenties, which amounted to € 651.00.  They would also like to thank the people of Edeninfagh for their contribution, which amounted to € 99.00.

Naomh Conaill Notes 24th November 2010

All roads lead to Clones this Sunday as we wish our senior team and management the best of luck in their quest to make history and won the Ulster Club Championship for the first time. They face Crossmaglen the most sucesssful team in Ulster club football. This is the biggest day in the clubs history and we are expecting a big crowd of supporters to travel to the game and to maxamize our support and to create a better atmosphere for the team we would recommend all Naomh Conaill supporters go to the main stand and sit together between the halfway line and the town end goals. Throw in time is 2pm.

The club held a very sucessful Tea Party in the Highlands Hotel last Saturday night and we would like to thank everyone who put in so much hard work to make it such a great night and all the people that supported on the night.

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 1,11,21,26. Two prizes of 50 Euro went to Hazel Staunton, Portnoo and Gracey Trimble, Leitir. The jackpot now stands at 4,400 Euro.

The club are holding a Night at the Races in the Noble Bar, Fintown at 8.30pm on Friday 3rd December.

Narin & Portnoo Golf Club Notes 24th November 2010

Paddy Boyle was the winner on a break-of-tie from Barney Cunningham with 34pts on Friday last in our local seniors society played over 16 holes. On the race for the Golfer of the Year, which will be decided on the best 4 cards, Barney Cunningham is on 25pts with Denis Carbery on 21 and Michael McGinley on 20. Our next outing is again this Friday 26th November with tee booked from 10 to 11a.m.

Our Wednesday and Sunday competitions were cancelled due to tempest and frost. Sunday’s turkey competition has been re-scheduled for this Saturday.

The North & West Coast Links Golf accepted the award for “European Golf Destination of the Year 2011” at The International Association of Golf Tour Operators annual Awards Ceremony in Valencia, Spain. Over 1,200 industry professionals from 60 countries attended the gala dinner to recognise and reward the exceptional contributions to the world of golf travel. Over 350 international golf tour operators from 52 countries across the world voted and initially selected 20 European golfing regions before whittling down the competition to just 6 finalists for the awards ceremony including Fife in Scotland (which includes the world famous Old Course at St. Andrews), the Czech Republic, Tenerife, Murcia in Spain and Lisbon in Portugal, along with North West Ireland.

Over the past few years the world’s most high profile destinations have won the coveted title, including Provence & Cote D’Azur, the Algarve, Andalucia, and Turkey.

North & West Coast Links Golf has grown from just 4 clubs to now being considered the premier golf marketing organisation in Ireland, through representation of 12 of the finest courses in Ireland, which include Ardglass Golf Club, Royal Portrush Golf Club, Portstewart Golf Club, Ballyliffin Golf Club, Portsalon Golf Club, Rosapenna Golf Links, Donegal Golf Club, Co. Sligo Golf Club, Enniscrone Golf Club, Carne Golf Links, Connemara Championship Links and of course, our own Narin & Portnoo Golf Club. So far this year, bookings have been up 40% for 2010 compared to 2009, ensuring a major golf tourism spend in this region.

Narin and Portnoo’s recent rise of 29 places in the Golf Digest Ireland rankings of Irish golf clubs has given us all further reason for good cheer as we approach the New Year and all associated with this progress are to be commended.

Fixtures:
Saturday November 27th: Single stroke turkey
Sunday November 28th: Single stableford turkey
Wednesday, December 1st: Wednesday Open, ladies and gents, single stableford, 20 euro entry for G.U.I. visitors, including green fee;