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Naomh Conaill Notes 15th February 2011

Congratulations to John O’Malley (captain), Seamus Ellis, Jason Campbell and Mark Gallagher who part of the Donegal Vocational Schools team that beat Monaghan in the Ulster Final last Wednesday night in Kildress. They now play Meath in the All Ireland semi final this Saturday in Ballyconnell at 2pm.

Well done to the Glenties Comprehensive U14 team who defeated Inver College, Carrickmacross last Thursday in the Ulster Schools quarter final. They now play St Ciarans, Ballygawley in the semi final this Friday in Castlederg at 11.30am or 12 noon. Anyone travelling to the game should however confirm details before hand.

The club held a very sucessful Annual Presentation Dinner Dance last Saturday night in the Highlands Hotel. Special Guests on the night were Aoife Mc Donald, Cathal Corey, Tony Scuillion and Sean Conoughton Co Board Youth Officer. Medals were presented on the night to our victorious Senior and U21 championship winning teams and our senior ladies team winners of the Junior Gaeltacht. Award winners on the night were Senior Player of the Year went to Anthony Thompson, Most Improved Player Martin Regan, Reserve Player of the Year Hughie Gallagher, Third Team Player of the Year Philip Gallagher and Hugh Breslin. Ladies Player of the Year winner was Emily Thompson and Most Improved Ladies Player was Laoise Ward. Presentataions were also made to John O’Malley, Seamus Ellis, Jason Campbell and Mark Gallagher who were members of the Donegal Vocational Schools team that won the Ulster Final last week and presentations were also made to Leo Mc Loone, Dermot Molloy, Ciaran Boyle and Seamus Corcoran who were part of the Donegal U21 team that won the Ulster championship.

There will be a first aid course in the clubhouse this Friday from 6pm to 10pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 9.30pm to 4.30pm. The cost of the course is 75 Euro and there is a limited places left anyone interested can contact Roseleen Doherty.

The AGM will be on Sunday 27th Feb in the clubhouse at 6pm.

Naomh Conaill Notes 30th September 2010

Congratulations to Aoife Mc Donald and the Donegal Ladies on their fantastic victory against Waterford in the All Ireland Intermediate final last Sunday in Croke Park.

Congratulations to Eoghan Mc Gettigan who came first in the County Finals of the U-12 skills held in Convoy on Friday 24th September. Eoghan won the internal club competition several weeks ago and has been practising on the six skills involved since. Competing against kids on Friday from all the other clubs in the County, this is a great achievement by Eoghan and all at the Club congratulate him and his family.

Good luck to the senior team and management against Killybegs in the Co Final this Sunday in Ballybofey at 4pm. We would encourage as many of our supporters as possible to make the trip to the game as they always add so much colour and excitement to the games.

The 3rds drew with Mac Cumhaills 0-9 to 1-6 last Saturday in the semi final of the Junior B championship, no date has yet being fixed for the replay.

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. Two prizes of 50 Euro went to Maura Kilbane, Ardara and Mrs Mc Monagle, Fintown. The numbers drawn were 1,2,3,14. The jackpot now stands 3,600 Euro.

The 200 Club draw was held last Monday night and the 1st prize of 500 Euro went to Sean Connoughton and 5 prizes of 100 Euro went to Seamus O Malley, Daniel Mc Geehan, Elaine Campbell, Kathleen Griffin and Declan Bonner.

Our under 8’s travelled to Moy, Co. Tyrone last Saturday for a tournament which consisted of 11 clubs. After a slow start we improved with each game to reach the final of the shield, having defeated Enniskillen Gaels with a great display in the semi-finals. In the final we met a very strong Madden team from Armagh and were defeated but doesn’t take away from the huge efforts made all day by these young players. A big thank you to all who came and supported on the day and also to Mark and Rosaleen Mc Devitt who sponsored the meal for the players on the way home. Special thanks to The Moy club in Tyrone for a very well organised day. Thanks also to all the coaches and the ladies who helped us out all year. A more detailed report on the tournament will be posted on the club website.

There will be a Table Quiz this Friday night in Paddys Bar at 9.30pm

Glenties Notes 8th September 2010

Bonner / Murray Wedding
Rory Bonner and Aoife Murray were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 21st August 2010.  Fr. Pat Prendergast officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass.  Rory is a son of Joe and Marie Bonner, Buncrubog, Glenties and Aoife is a daughter of Michael and Margaret Murray, Bray, Co. Wicklow.  Her father gave the bride away and her sisters, Claire, Siobhan and Niamh were her bridesmaids.  Friend of the groom, John Paul Molloy was bestman and two other friends, John Boyle and Michael Furey were groomsmen.  Katie and Lily Bonner, nieces of the groom, were flowergirls.  Readings were by Caroline Bonner and Kieran Murray. Claire, Stephan and Mary read Prayers of the Faithful.  Margaret Murray and Marie Bonner, mothers of the bride and groom brought the Gifts to the Altar.  Music and singing was by Barbara Edwards and the String Quartet.  The reception was held in the Mill Park, Hotel, Donegal Town and the honeymoon was spent in Las Vegas and San Francisco.

Festival
The Harvest Fair Festival gets under way on Thursday 9th September, with a one mile street race at 7 p.m.   It will be officially opened by Jim Mc Guinness at 8 p.m.  A great variety of events will be held during the festival with competitions – Darts, Snooker, Pitch + Putt etc. races – road, duck, go-cart etc. Clay Pigeon Shoot, Crazy Golf, Tug-O-War, Trek in the Bluestack Mountain, football, music, dancing, Kids movie, etc.  Details are on the programmes, which are in the shops.  The Festival Queen Dance is in the Highlands Hotel on Sunday night.

New Gardaí
Congratulations to Grainne Mc Loone and James Gallagher who graduated recently from Templemore Garda College.  Grainne is a daughter of Connell and Mena Mc Loone, Glen Road, Glenties and is currently serving in Claremorris, Co. Mayo.  James is a son of James and Bridgeen Gallagher, Ard Patrick, Glenties and is currently serving in Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan.

Harvest Fair Parade
Our annual parade takes place next Sunday 12th September at 4 p.m.  We encourage businesses, clubs, schools etc. to participate in the parade by way of a float or fancy dress.  Any group that can add colour by dance routine etc. is also very welcome.  All floats are to assemble on the Narin Road and all bands can park and assemble at the Comprehensive School.  Prizes for floats, individual entrant and children’s fancy dress.  Enquiries to 086-8656312.

Thank you
Fionnuala and Irene Boyle wish to say a huge ‘Thank You’ to all those who contributed so generously to their recent Church Gate Collection for ‘Build it Week Haiti’.  The amount raised was € 1234.10.  The girls will travel to Haiti in October with this building programme.  Your generous contributions are greatly appreciated.

Michael Mc Cahill
The death took place suddenly at his home on Monday 23rd August 2010 of Michael Mc Cahill, Derries, Glenties.  His Remains were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Thursday morning.  Requiem Mass was concelebrated by Fr. Shane Gallagher, Fr. James Friel and Fr. Aodhan Cannon.  Family members did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought the Gifts to the Altar.  Music and singing was by Pat and John F. O’Donnell.  Burial took place in the New Graveyard.  Michael is survived by his wife, Bridie, daughters, Nicola, Michelle and Tracey, son Shaun, mother, Eileen, brothers, Des, Peter and Stephen, sisters, Patricia and Angela, nieces, nephews, in-laws, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.

Sympathy
Sincere sympathy is extended to Maria Rafferty on the death of her father, which took place last week and who was buried in Athlone on Friday 3rd September.

Fr. James Mc Dyer
On 14th September 2010 it will be 100 years since the birth of Fr. James Mc Dyer of Glencolmcille.  He was born in Kilraine, Glenties.  Some events have been organised for Saturday 11thSeptember to celebrate his Centenary.  The Programme is as follows – 6 p.m. Mass in Glenties Chapel.  7.30 p.m. – Unveiling of Plaque at his Home in Kilraine.  8.30 p.m. – “Teacht Le Chéile” in the Highlands Hotel to share memories of the vision, the work and the achievements of the late Fr. Mc Dyer, at which Liam Mc Ginley will launch his latest book, “A Revolution on their Hands”.  All are welcome to attend.

Message from an Garda Siochána
The Main Street will be closed to traffic for the duration of the Parade on Sunday 12th September approx 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Alternative routes via Altar & Mullantyboyle.  A One-Way traffic system will be in operation for the Harvest Fair Day – Monday 13th September.  From Mill Road (Connaghan’s) via Mullantyboyle to the Narin Road. From Station Road via Altar to the Glen Road (back of Garda Station).  No traffic other than HGVs & Coaches will have access to the town.

St. Columba’s Comprehensive School – Adult Education – Night Classes
Enrolment is on Monday 20th September 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.  Classes start on Tuesday 28th September.  All fees must be paid on enrolment night.  Fees for those on social welfare benefit reduced by € 45 for 8 week course and by € 20 for 4 week course.  Anyone interested in giving a night class, please send CV to the school.  Full details of all the courses that are being offered are on Notice Board in Church.

Chiropody Clinic
Margaret Connell, Foot Health Practitioner will hold a Chiropody Clinic in Glenties Day Centre on Monday 20th September.  Please telephone Margaret on 087 1417180  to arrange an appointment.

Thanks
On behalf of D.C.I.L. Caroline Quinn would like to Thank all those who donated and cooked the food, played the music and donated prizes for the Barbeque and Barn Dance held recently at the Glen Tavern.  The amount raised was € 1,305.

Community Employment Scheme
A Community Employment Scheme is commencing on 27th September in the Glenties area.  For further details ring 087 9695053.  Fás criteria applies.

Naomh Conaill Notes 8th September 2010

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 2,13,22,26. Two prizes of 50 Euro went to Leo McLoone and Roseleen Gallagher, Cummin Ardara. The jackpot now stands at 3,300 Euro. The 4th draw in the 200 club was held last Monday at the excuetive meeting and the 1st prize of 500 Euro went to Eddie Gallagher, Ard Mc Gill and 5 prizes of 100 Euro each went to John Molloy, Narin Road, Leo Mc Loone (jnr), Eimer O’Donnel, Gerry Molloy, Glen Road and Fiona Quinn.

Both the seniors and reserves were beaten at home in league by St Michaels last Saturday evening.

The date of the Co Final has been changed and it will now be played on Sunday 3rd October.

The 3rds had a good victory away to St Michaels last Monday evening winning 2-7 to 0-3.

Hard luck to the minors who lost out in a very exciting Regional final against Kilcar played in Dunkineely last Friday evening. They now go to play Cloughaneely in the co semi final.

The club are hosting the annual Harvest Fair U10 blitz this Saturday starting at 10.30pm.

Well done to Eoghan McGettigan who won the annual U12 skills competition which was held last Wednesday at the field. Kieran Gallagher was second followed by JD Boyle in third. These three each received a club backpack or football as a prize. Eoghan now goes on to represent the club in the County Skills Final on Friday 24th September at 5.30pm at St Marys GAA Club, Convoy.

The club are holding various fund raising events over the Harvest Fair weekend starting with a Pig Race this Saturday on the main street at 4.30pm and The Harvest Fair Cycle Challenge 30km and 60km takes place this Sunday 12th Sept. Registration is at 11am at the clubhouse and the cycle starts at 12pm. Refreshments and showers are availble afterwards. There will be a Tractor Balancing competition on over the weekend on the Glen Road.

Well done to Aoife McDonnell and the Donegal ladies on reaching the All Ireland Intermediate Final.

The club now have a wide range of merchandise on sale in McGlincheys.

The new club website is now up and running and you can access the site it by logging on to naomhconaill.ie