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Naomh Conaill Club Notes 28th September 2011

Congratulations to the Donegal senior team on winning the All Ireland Football final over Mayo. This was a very proud day for the club having so many lads involved in the team- manager Jim Mc Guinness, players Leo, Anthony, Dermot & Marty, kit man Joe and Charles.Well done boys on your great achievement.

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 5,6,9 and 16. Two prizes of €50 went to Phil Mc Kelvey C/O Glenties Day Centre and Angela Callaghan Kilraine. Next weeks jackpot is €3,300.

The U-13 had a very comprehensive victory over Dungloe last Friday.

The minor regional semi final game against St Johns that was due to be played last Friday was cancelled. No date has yet been set for the game.

Congratulations to the Senior team who won the Patsy Brogan Memorial Tournament final in Donegal Town last Wednesday when they defeated Killybegs 1-13 to 0-12. Well done also to Daragh Gallagher who was received Man of the Match.

The Donegal senior championship 1st round 1st leg takes place this weekend. Both the seniors and reserves are home to St Nauls on Sunday. The reserve game is at 1.30pm followed by the senior game at 3.00pm.

The U-13 girls beat Carndonagh in the Group A County Semi Final in Killygordon last Wednesday. They are now through to the County Final which will take place in the next couple of weeks.

The minor girls won their game against Gweedore, their next game is against Naomh Mhuire.

Glenties Notes 30th December 2011

Bingo takes place in the Community Centre, Glenties every Tuesday night at 9.00 p.m. Doors open at 8.00 p.m. Every Line is € 50, every House is € 100 and the Jackpot is € 400. The Committee thanks everyone for their continued support. We now have a new Lift installed at a cost of € 35,000 for easier access to upstairs. To book the Community Centre ring 0872679321. Please support.

The winners at the Bingo on Tuesday 20th December were – Marita Ward won the Jackpot of € 400. Carol Sweeney, Rosbeg, Marion Davison, Dungloe, Anthony Burke, Bruckless, Mary Kennedy, Joan Mc Nelis, Mary Molloy and Hugo Mc Dyre won € 100 each. Breege Roarty, May Kennedy, Eileen Gildea, Ardara, Jamsie Byrne, Margaret Breslin, Burtonport, Teresa Furey, Shirley Campbell, Anne Quinn, Kathleen Gallagher, Manus Boyle, Burtonport, Fidelma Burke, Bruckless and Geraldine Harkin won € 50 each. Anne Kane, Bruckless, Maureen Hanlon, Leitir and Roisin Harkin won € 35 each. Sarah Browne, Hazel Staunton, Christine Chambers and Mary Gallagher won € 25 each.

Care of the Aged
The Care of the Aged Collection at Glenties amounted to € 1,025 and in Edeninfagh amounted to € 60. Sincere thanks to everyone who gave a donation. The Committee also wish to thank all those who donated spot prizes and cash donations for the Parish Social and everyone who assisted in any way to make the event such a success. Our special thanks to the Priests, to the Highlands Hotel and Frank Mc Ghee for making the function so enjoyable.

The Staff of the Killybegs Community Hospital would like to take this opportunity to thank the community of Glenties for your continued support during 2011. All the patients and staff appreciate your fund raising efforts. They would like to wish you all a very happy and healthy 2012.

Naomh Conaill Notes 28th December 2011

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 4, 12, 20, 28. Next weeks jackpot is €2,700.

The club gave out its christmas prizes at the community centre bingo the winners were – Hamper Bridie Doherty Mill road. 9 prizes of €50 each – Margaret Brennan Doohill Ardara, Patsy Martin Church road, Bid Fletcher Ard Patrick, Catriona Gallagher Station House Glenties, Nabla Furey Ard Mc Gill, Sarah Mc Glynn Fintown, David Gallagher 7 The Rock Glenties and Sophie Connaughton 32 Clos Naomh Conaill.

Underage presentation for U-8’s, U-10’s & U-12’s is on Friday 30th December @ 6pm in the community centre.

The club is seeking applications for senior, reserve, 3rd & U-21 managers. Anyone interested can apply to the club secretary Patsy Furey before Friday 6th January 2012.

The clubs new jersey, DVD of Strictly come dancing 2011 & Donegal yearbooks are on sale in Inniskeel Co-Op.

Club membership for 2012 is €30 for adult and €10 for youth. There is also €100 membership which includes membership and entry into the weekly lotto

Glenties Notes 22nd December 2011

Mass on Christmas Eve will be celebrated at 9 p.m. in both Chapels – Glenties and Edeninfagh. Mass on Christmas Day will be celebrated at 9.30 a.m. in Edeninfagh and in Glenties at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. The 11a.m. Mass is a Family Mass and the children from the local schools will be participating.

Church Crib
The money collected in the collection box at the Crib will be donated to Maria Rafferty’s work in Ethiopia.

Message from Loreto Sister Mary Elizabeth Kirke – Peru Appeal
“Many thanks to the Edeninfagh and Glenties Community for the welcome and tremendous support you gave me during the past weekend. I was overwhelmed by the generosity of your response to my Peru Appeal. Between the collection and later donations it came to € 2,530. Know that all of you and your loved ones will be remembered often at our evening prayer in Lamud and in Lima, Peru. May God bless you always especially now during Advent and Christmastime.”

Bingo takes place in the Community Centre, Glenties every Tuesday night at 9.00 p.m. Doors open at 8.00 p.m. Every Line is € 50, every House is € 100 and the Jackpot is € 400. New Year prizes will be given out on 27th December. Snooker Tables open every evening except Tuesday from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. The Committee would like to thank everyone for their continued support and wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Winners at the Bingo on Tuesday 13th December were – Marian Ward won the Jackpot of € 400. Anne Furey, Sarah Long, John O’ Donnell, Shaun Maloney, Michael Langan, Philomena Mc Gettigan, and Michelle Byrne won € 100 each. Isobel Mc Loone, Rosaleen Melly, Dim Melly, Mickey Herron, Anne Boyle, Ardara, Denise Maguire, Dim Melly, Peter Sweeney, Breege Gallagher, Anne White, Patricia Long, Charlie Mc Brearty, Rose Molloy, Hugh O’ Donnell and Mary Mc Gettigan won € 50 each. Brenda Byrne, Brown Kid and Hugo Mc Dyre won € 35 each.

The St. Vincent de Paul Church Gate Collection amounted to € 1,451. The Conference wish to thank everyone who donated so generously and also those who donated to our monthly collection during the year.

The Church Gate Collection for Epilepsy taken up in Edeninfagh amounted to € 103. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the collection.

Cake Sale, Tea Coffee / Day
The Staff of the Bank of Ireland, Glenties would like to thank all those who baked and donated to their Cake Sale, Tea / Coffee Day. A total of € 652 was raised for Make-A-Wish Foundation. Thank you all for your generosity.

Christmas Shoe Box Appeal
Hazel Barrett would like to thank everyone who supported the Christmas Shoe Box Appeal. Over 700 boxes were sent off from this area to needy children. Hazel is travelling to Moldova in January to deliver boxes so she will see first-hand the response from the children.

Naomh Conaill Notes 20th December 2011

Commiseration to our U-21’s who were beaten by Kilcar in the final on Sunday.

Presentation for U-13’s, U-14’s and U-16’s is on Wednesday 28th December @6pm in the Limelight. Presentation for U-8’s, U-10’s and U-12’s is on Friday 30th December @6pm in the Community centre.

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 10,21,22&28. Two prizes of €50 went to Gerry O’Donnell, Meenhalla & Michael Gallagher, Kilraine. This weeks jackpot is €2,600.

The clubs new jersey, DVD’s of Strictly come dancing 2011 and Donegal yearbooks are now on sale in the Inniskeel Co-Op.

The club is seeking applications for Senior, Reserve, 3rd and U-21 managers. Anyone interested can apply to the club secretary Patsy Furey before Friday 6th January 2012.

Naomh Conaill CLG would like to wish all their players, managers and supporters a very happy Christmas and prosperous 2012.

Narin & Portnoo Golf Club Notes 20th December 2011

The A.G.M. will take place in the Dolmen Centre at 6p.m. on Friday, December 30th. All full members are entitled to attend.

Eamon McGill won the Christmas Hamper with an excellent score of 69 nett playing off 10 handicap. A double bogey at the start was not a promising omen but with the experience of many a hard-earned win down the years, Eamon responded like a true champion, parring seven of the remaining holes on his front nine. Birdies at 13 and 14 proved the master was still a force to be reckoned with and he ran out a comfortable winner by two shots from Danny McGarrigle.

Paddy B. Boyle won the final big prize of the Christmas period when capturing the Christmas Cracker on Sunday last. Over 40 golfers avoided the Christmas shopping by escaping to the links and the mild weather was a godsend after so many hard days recently. The multi-talented Loughfad resident enjoyed a three point margin of victory over Sean Cafferty in second.

The last two Wednesday Opens were cancelled due to the poor weather.

The club wishes all its members and friends a most peaceful and happy Christmas.


December 11: Christmas Hamper
1. Eamon McGill (10) 69; 2. Danny McGarrigle (14) 71; 3. John Callaghan (18) 72; Twos: 7 balls

December 18: Christmas Cracker:
1. Paddy B Boyle 41; 2. Sean Cafferty 38; 3. Kevin McHugh 37;


December 26: single stableford

December 28: Wednesday Open, ladies and gents, single stableford, 20 euro entry for G.U.I. visitors, including green fee;

Glenties Notes 14th December 2011

Straboy Wind Farm
A public Awareness Meeting to discuss the Implications and Possible Drawbacks to the Residents and the Local Areas in regard to the Straboy Wind Farm will take place in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Sunday 18th December at 7.30 p.m.

The New Playground
The Committee of the New Playground, Glen Road would like to thank everyone who supported their recent Draw. Your support is very much appreciated. Prize winners were – 1st prize – John J. Mc Loone, Mully; 2nd Prize – Cian Doherty, Narin Road; 3rd Prize – Barbara Boyle, Glen Road; 4th Prize – Anna Mc Namee, Aghyaran and 5th Prize – Adrian Nesbitt, c/o Highlands Hotel.

Christmas Confessions
Confessions with a number of visiting Priests will take place in Glenties on Monday 19th December at 8.p.m. Tuesday 20th December in Fintown & Kilclooney at 8 p.m. and Ardara on Wednesday 21st December at 8 p.m.

Care of the Aged Collection
The Care of the Aged annual Church Gate Collection will take place before all the Masses next weekend Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th December.

Preparation Programme for First Holy Communion
A Parish based Preparation Programme for First Holy Communion called – “Do This in Memory” will begin next Sunday 18th December at 11 a.m. Mass, The Programme is for children making their First Holy Communion on 28th April 2012. The Liturgy next Sunday will be prepared by the Parents of the Children and it will involve an Enrolment Ceremony for both the Parents and the Children. A Special Area called the Kid Zone will be marked off in the Church for the Parents and the Children. This Programme will continue on one Sunday every month from January until June.

Bingo takes place in the Community Centre, Glenties every Tuesday night at 9.00 p.m. Doors open at 8.00 p.m. Every Line is € 50, every House is € 100 and the Jackpot is € 400. Christmas spot prizes will be given out on Tuesday 20th December and New Year prizes will be given out on 27th December. Snooker Tables open every evening except Tuesday from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. The Committee would like to thank everyone for their continued support and wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

The winners at the Big Bingo on Tuesday 6th December were – Fidelma Burke won the Jackpot of € 2,000. T. Boyle, Majella Boyle, May Kennedy, Peter Duffy, Patsy Martin, Imelda Gallagher, Ann Breslin, Patricia Campbell and Lisa Coughlan won € 300 each. Ann Mc Hugh and Packie Sweeney won € 150 each. Imelda Gallagher, Yvonne Doherty, Caroline Kee, Paula Hegarty, Cathy Gildea, Patsy Martin, Darragh Gallagher, Anne Furey, James Quinn and Charlie Mc Hugh won € 100 each. Mary Whelan and Elizabeth Buckley won € 50 each. Anne Quinn and Anthony Burke won € 25 each.

Naomh Conaill Notes 14th December 2011

Good luck to the U21s who play Kilcar in the co final this Sunday at 2pm in O Donnell Park, Letterkenny.

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 1,10,13,24. Two prizes of 50 Euro went to Michelle Byrne, Mill Road, Glenties and Gerarad Gallagher, 7 The Rock, Glenties. The jackpot now stands at 2,500 Euro.

The 3rd draw in the 200 club was held at the community centre bingo last Tuesday night and the following were the winners, 1st prize 500 Euro-PJ Campbell, Ard Patrick, Glenties and 5 prizes of 100 Euro each went to Rosaleen Doherty, Station Road, Glenties, Aaron Thompson, Ard Mc Gill, Glenties, Teresa Molloy, Fintown, Paul Gallagher, Kilraine and Patricia Molloy, Mill Road, Glenties.

The underage ladies presentation took place last Sunday night in the Highlands Hotel. We would like to congratulate all the U14 girls who recieved their county feile medals and to the U12 team who were presented with their certificates. We would also like to thank all the parents who provided the food on the night and a big thank you to the Highlands Hotel for the tea and the function room. We would especially like to thank Dara Gallagher who presented the girls with their medals and certificates. The ladies board has elected Arlene Gallagher as secretary of the Naomh Conaill ladies for the coming year.

Glenties Notes 8th December 2011

Herron / Boyle Wedding
The marriage of Francis Herron and Patricia Boyle took place in St. Conal’s Church, Kilclooney on Saturday 26th November 2011. Fr. Philip Daly, Kilclooney assisted by Fr. Pat Prendergast, Glenties officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. Francis is a son of Patrick and Bernadette Herron, Letterilly, Glenties and Patricia is a daughter of Jimmy and Philomena Boyle, Rosbeg. Her father gave the bride away and her sisters Caroline Carr, Marie Carr and Helen Boyle attended her. Michael Herron, brother of the groom was bestman. Conal Herron, brother and Micheal Brennan, cousin of the groom were groomsmen. Emily Herron was a junior bridesmaid and Lara Herron was a flowergirl. Readings were by Brigid Herron, sister of the groom and Brian Carr, brother-in-law of the bride. Catherine Watters and Cliona Boyle read Prayers of the Faithful. Philomena Boyle and Bernadette Herron, mothers of the bride and groom brought the Gifts to the Altar. A Reflection was read by Peter Gallagher. Music and singing was by Deirdre Doherty. The reception was held in The Mill Park Hotel, DonegalTown and the honeymoon was spent touring.

Journey to the Manger
The Christmas story will never change. The message of hope, joy and love is still offered today, just as it has been over many centuries. The staff and children of Scoil Mhuire would like you to join them on Wednesday 14th December in St Connell’s Church, Glenties at 6.00 p.m. (Please note change of time) for an evening in which they re-enact the Journey to the Manger as they rediscover the meaning of Christmas and all it means. This will be followed by refreshments and a draw in Scoil Mhuire School Gym. Looking forward to seeing you all on what promises to be a wonderful night!

The John Giles Foundation 7 a Side Soccer Competition
The Boys and Girls of Scoil Mhuire won the Regional Finals of John Giles 7 a Side Soccer Competition. Unfortunately the boys lost in the County semi-finals, but the Girls went on to win their CountyFinal in Ballybofey on Thursday 1st December. Well done to the boys and girls who brought three lovely Trophies back to their school. This is the first time this competition was ever held.

The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 29thNovember were – Sarah Long, Fintown won the jackpot of € 400. Christine Mc Cool, Anne Whyte, Ardara, Anne Davison, Burtonport, Annie Deane, Kilcar, Denise Campbell, Rosaleen Melly, Cathy Connell and Breege Coyle won € 100 each. Denise Campbell, Anne Quinn, Mary Kennedy, Main Street, Rosaleen Gallagher Ardara, Emer O’ Donnell, Martin Mc Taggart, Yvonne Doherty, Michael Byrne, Naticha Dorerthy, Naticha Dorerthy, Naticha Dorerthy, Mc Devitt, Paddy Gallagher and Michael Dorerthy won € 50 each. Hugh Gallagher and Isabel Boyle won € 25 each.

Loreto Sister
Loreto Sister Mary Elizabeth Kirke, who is a niece of the late Eileen Kennedy, Kilraine, has been living in Peru, in the Andes of Amazonas Province, for almost six years. Sr. Elizabeth would like to make an appeal in some Churches such as in Glenties where she has roots or connections. She is involved with the people of many villages in this Northern part of Peru, who are anxious to plant trees and improve the level of agriculture in their areas, but who have no resources to help them to do this. Sr. Elizabeth will speak at all the Masses in Glenties next weekend and we will have a Special Bucket Collection for her Peru Appeal.

Preparation for Christmas
“You are invited to set aside an hour a week during the next few weeks of Advent to refresh yourself body and soul as you join in some quiet and reflective time here at The Convent in Gortnamucklagh on Thursday 8th, Wednesday 14th and Wednesday 21st at 8 p.m.”

Santa coming to Kilraine
GAP Tourism has invited Santa to the Gap Walking Trail (Bord na Mona site) on Saturday 10th December from 4.30 p.m. – 6. 00 p.m. Tickets are on sale in your local Post Office. Cost is € 10 for one child and € 25 for three of more. Any queries please contact Rosemary on 087 9692076.

Christmas Variety Concert
A Variety Concert, featuring a range of local talent will take place in the Community Centre, Glenties on Friday 9th December at 8 p.m. Admission is € 5. Proceeds are in aid of Glenties Community Action Group. Come along and enjoy a good night’s entertainment. More information here

Naomh Conaill Notes 6th December 2011

The ladies AGM was held last Sunday evening and the following officers were elected Chairperson, Shauna Molloy, Secretary to be elected at next meeting, Treasurer, Roseleen Doherty, Registra, Fiona Molloy, PRO Arlene Gallagher, Childrens Officer Lynne Porter. The following managers were also elected U12 girls Arlene Gallagher and Grainne Mc Loone, U14 girls, Christopher Molloy and Fiona Molloy, U16 girls Christopher Molloy, Minor and Senior Shaun Boyce. The board would like to thank out going officers Fiona Gallagher and Fiona Quinn for all their hard work over the last few years.

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 1,12,16,17. Two prizes of 50 Euro went to Ann Bonner, Glen Road and Dim Melly, Letir. This weks jackpot now stands at 2,400 Euro.

Club membership for 2012 is 30 Euro for adult and 10 Euro for underage membership. There is also 100 Euro membership which includes membership and entry into the weekly lotto.

Anyone interested in the position of vice chairman and asst secretary should contact secretary Patsy Furey.