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Glenties Notes 14th April 2011

The Late Nan Craig
The death took place in Letterkenny Hospital on Thursday 31st March 2011 of Nan Craig, Church Road, Glenties. Her Remains were brought home later that day and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Sunday. Fr. Shane Gallagher C.C. Glenties celebrated Requiem Mass at 11.00 a.m. 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 and Anne and Evan Bonner. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. Nan is survived by sons, John, his wife Fiona, Frankie, his wife Ciara, son-in-law, Herbert Roog, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. She was predeceased by her husband Benny in 1993 and her daughter Breege Roog in 2009. Her sisters, Nellie, Margaret and Mary Bridget, brothers, Francie, James and Mick also predeceased her. Nan was the last surviving member of the family of Francie and Bridget Boyle, Loughfad, Portnoo.

Bingo
Winners at the Bingo on Tuesday 5th April were – Teresa Mc Kelvey and Marian Davidson won € 135 each. Bridie Gallagher, Killybegs, Annie Deane, Agnes Brown, Dim Melly, Bella Boyle and Sally Mc Hugh won € 100 each. Nellie Doherty, Mary Ward, Vera Breslin, Nellie Doherty, Angela Lowther, Charles Mc Carron, Ann O’ Donnell, Margaret Breslin, Burtonport, Donal Brennan, Faye Moore, Kathleen Mc Shea, Bernie Fitzpatrick, Glen Road, Paddy Mc Gill, Willie Mc Nelis and Patricia Molloy won € 50 each. James Quinn, Faye Moore and Paddy Mc Gill won € 35 each. Margaret Murray, Sally Mc Hugh, Rosaleen Boyle and Paula Hegarty won € 25 each.

Confirmations
Congratulations to the 72 boys and girls who received the Sacrament of Confirmation from Bishop Philip Boyce on Sunday last in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties

Mountain Rescue Table Quiz
A Table Quiz in aid of Mountain Rescue will take place in The Glen Tavern on Friday 15th April at 9.00 p.m. Tables of four. All welcome, so come along, have a fun night out and support this very worthy cause.

Collection
The Irish Kidney Association Church Gate Collection will take place next Weekend.

Tír Chonaill GAP Cycling Club
Tír Chonaill GAP Cycling Club will be running a Roadside Repair Night in the Community Centre, Glenties on Good Friday 22nd April at 8 p.m. It will include demonstrations on fixing punctures and general bike maintenance, so bring your bike along.

Monster Easter Bingo
Monster Easter Bingo will take place in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 26th April, Lines – € 100, Houses € 300 and Jackpot € 2000. Books – Single € 20, Double € 30 and Jackpot Sheets € 5. Usual Bingo with ‘Plenty of Easter Prizes’ on Tuesday 19th April.

Naomh Conaill Notes 14th April 2011

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 3,4,22,28. Two prizes of 50 Euro went to Raymond Maguire c/o Roddys Bar and Cormac Molloy, Nairin Road. This weeks jackpot is 6,100 Euro. The latest winners in the 200 Club draw which was held at the commuinty centre bingo last Tuesay night were 1st prize of 500 Euro went to Maggie Timoney, The Rock and 5 prizes of 100 Euro Fiona Gillispie, Mill Road, Ann Furey, Ard McGill, Deirdre O’Donnell, Tullyard Road, Jack Delaney c/o David Kelch and Dereck Ward, Mullantyboyle

The minors play Bundoran at home this Friday evening at 6.30pm. The U16s beat St Nauls at home last Monday evening 2-8 to 0-6.

The seniors and reserves are due to play Ardara away this Sunday at 1.30pm and 3pm.

Good luck to Packie McGill who was appointed U21 manager at last weeks excuetive meeting.

Congratulations to Jim and the Donegal senior team who gained promotion to Div 1 last Sunday dispite losing away to Laois. They now play Laois again in the league final in Croke Park on Easter Sunday at 2pm. The game is all ticket and anyone interested in tickets can give their name to any club officer.

Narin & Portnoo Golf Club Notes 14th April 2011

Patsy Furey won last Sunday’s Errigal Eisc Teo. Competition by a single point in conditions which proved difficult for all the field. The course was almost at full length and the breeze which rose and fell at irregular intervals made scoring problematic. Patsy’s first nine holes proved the making of his score, his par on the index one fourth hole ‘Runway’ an obvious highlight. Twenty-two points with the wind at his back gave him a nice cushion and he went on to score sufficient points coming home to win narrowly. Mick Kennedy was in the prizes again, much to daughter Charlene’s delight!

Jarlath Cannon of Letterkenny Golf Club enjoyed his trip down to Narin last Wednesday with the six-handicapper finishing seven over for his round in difficult conditions. A blank at the first wasn’t a great start but birdies at the second and tenth and a plethora of pars recovered the situation for a well-merited success.

Patsy Harkin’s Ulster Fourball team enjoyed a 3.5 to 1.5 win over Bundoran in the first leg of their first round match last Sunday. All five pairings went undefeated on the day, with three halving their matches. Sean McGinley and Tom Rawdon had a fine five and three victory before Pat Connaghan and Kevin McCready went even better with a six and five success. The pairings of Dominic Mullin and Alan Erskine, Paddy B. Boyle and Seamus Ryan and Frank McGinley and Paul McGinley all halved their matches. The return match has not been scheduled as yet and we wish the lads well in Bundoran.

The professionals are running a junior golf camp on the 26th and 27th of April. If previous years are anything to go by, it should be a big success! The course includes a carefully structured programme of events, fun competitions and games. The cost is 50 euro per child, which includes lunch each day a complimentary academy shirt. For booking, please call Connor or Daragh at 074-9545107 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 074-9545107 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or 087-6331370 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 087-6331370 end_of_the_skype_highlighting. The club is now active on Facebook and the latest news and information can be followed at Narin & Portnoo Golf Club or Narin & Portnoo Pro Shop.

Results:

April 6: Wednesday Open

1. Jarlath Cannon, Letterkenny G.C. (6) 35; 2. Donie McCole (9) 34 b.o.t.; 3. Patrick Murray (20) 34; C.S.S. 74; Twos: 7 balls April 10: Errigal Eisc Teo.

1. Patsy Furey (28) 39; 2. David Bowman (17) 38; 3. Joseph McLoone (10) 37 b.o.t.; Cat A Noel Quinn (7) 37; Cat B Shane Whittington (14) 37; Cat C P.J. Gallagher (27) 36; Nines: Michael Kennedy (19) 22; Gerald McDwyer (11) 20; C.S.S. 74; Twos: 5 balls

Fixtures:

April 17: Brennan’s Bread Monthly Medal

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

Narin & Portnoo Golf Club Ladies Notes 11th April 2011

Narin/Portnoo Ladies Branch Results:

Maire Walsh’s Prize, Tuesday 22nd March
Winner: Mary O’Callaghan (35) 66 nett
2nd: Maureen Cunningham (22) 76 nett, B.O.T.
1st Nine: Helen Shephard (20) 35.5 nett
2nd Nine: Goretti Cunningham (21) 35.5 nett

Brid Boyle’s Prize, Tuesday 29th March
Winner: Nan Quinn (17) 35pts
2nd: Mai McCann (12) 32pts

Eileen Kennedy’s Prize, Tuesday 5th April
Winner: Eithne Devlin (20) 71 nett
2nd: Francess Munnelly (20) 80 nett, B.O.T.

Links, Saturday 9th April
Winner: Beatrice McDevitt (31) 37pts
2nd: Nan Quinn (17) 35pts

Junior Cup
Well done to our ladies who defeated Westport, in Strandhill on Sunday 10th April, in the first round of The Junior Cup. Good luck to them in the next round where they meet Co. Sligo. Date and Venue to be confirmed.

Junior Foursomes
Best of luck to our ladies who travel to Ballina on Saturday 16th April to play Co. Sligo in the the Junior Foursomes.

Glenties Notes 7th April 2011

Sympathy
Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Nan Craig, Church Road, Glenties, who died in Letterkenny Hospital on Thursday last.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Connie Herron, formerly of Glenamohill, Fintown, who died in Manchester recently and whose ashes were interred in Fintown Cemetery last week.

Bingo
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 29th march were – Sandra Moore won the Jackpot of € 400. B. Roarty, Breege Gallagher, Nellie Doherty, Nora Mc Hugh, Owen Harkin, Hazel Staunton, Mamie Mc Geehan, Rosaleen Melly and Paddy Mc Gill won € 100 each. Anna Cannon, Carmel Doherty, Maura Kilbane, Ann Mc Dyre, Breege Furey, Eilish O’ Donnell, Lisa Coughlan, Philomena Mc Callig, Sarah Mc Glynn, Dim Melly and Margaret Boyle won € 50 each. Sally Mc Guigan and Mary Mc Geehan won € 25 each. Patsy Martin, Bernie Martin and Mary Ellen Gavigan won € 20 each.

Monster Easter Bingo
Monster Easter Bingo will take place in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 26th April, Lines – € 100, Houses € 300 and Jackpot € 2000. Books – Single € 20, Double € 30 and Jackpot Sheets € 5. Usual Bingo with Plenty of Easter Prizes on Tuesday 19th April. Happy Easter!

Cancer Information Unit
The Marie Keating Foundation Mobile Cancer Information Unit will be available outside the Community Centre, Glenties on Thursday 14th April from 10..30 a.m. until 1.00 p.m. providing information on all areas of cancer awareness. Information Leaflets on each of the Key Cancers will be available to take home.

Daffodil Day Collection
Thank You to the volunteers and to all who supported Daffodil Day. The amount collected was € 2, 790.49.

Collection
The St. Vincent de Paul Society Annual Uganda Collection taken up recently amounted to € 665.00. The society wishes to thank everyone for their generous contributions.

Mountain Rescue Table Quiz
A Table Quiz in aid of Mountain Rescue will take place in The Glen Tavern on Friday night 15th April at 9.00 p.m. Tables of four. All welcome, so come along, have a fun night out and support this very worthy cause.

Confirmation
Bishop Philip Boyce will administer the Sacrament of Confirmation, to 72 young boys and girls of the Parish on Sunday 10th April 2011 at the 11 00 a.m. Mass in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties.

Silver and Gold
Congratulations to Odhran Byrne Gildea, who won a Silver Medal in the under 15yrs 60m. Sprint at the All Ireland Finals in Magherafelt and a Gold Medal in the 4 x 200 Relay at the All Ireland Finals in Nenagh, at which the team broke the National Record by 3 seconds. Odhran runs for the North Sligo Athletics Club. His mother, Sinead is a daughter of Gerry and Bried Byrne, Ard Patrick, Glenties and his father, Leonard is a son of Neily (formerly of Mill Road, Glenties) and Teresa Gildea, Kentucky, Ardara.

Naomh Conaill Ladies
Naomh Conaill Ladies are collecting ‘Tesco Vouchers for Clubs and Schools’. They would be very grateful if you would give the vouchers you receive, to any committee member or leave them in the Craft Gallery. Thank You.

Naomh Conaill Notes 7th April 2011

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 2,5,6,20. Two prizes of 50 Euro went to Janice McNelis and Roseleen McElhinney, Glenties. The jackpot now stands at 6,000 Euro. Take Your Pick takes place every Saturday night in Keeneys.

The seniors and reserves were away to St Eunans last Saturday evening and the senior team travelled with a very depleted squad and came from behind in a dramatic finish to won 1-6 to 0-6. The reserves were also missing a lot of players and were beat by a stronger St Eunans team. Both teams are away to Glenswilly this Saturday evening.

The minors travelled to the banks last Friday and the game was played in torrential rain but they came away with a victory winning 1-9 to 1-5.

The U16s had a sucessful week beating Na Rossa in Dooey last Wednesday and then they overcame Naomh Columba at home on Monday evening.They are away to St Nauls next Monday at 6.30pm.

The senior Ladies played there first league at home against Ardara last Saturday and had a comprehensive victory.They are away to Malin this Saturday evening.

Narin & Portnoo Golf Club Notes 7th April 2011

Those fortunate enough not to be dosed over the past fortnight have enjoyed lovely golfing conditions and the extra hour in the evening is bringing the post-hibernation golfers onto the pristine links once more. The last two Wednesday competitions have seen the ‘old guard’ to the fore with Frankie Kennedy enjoying a one point win over Sean Hanrahan and James Keeney pipping Patrick Boyle on a break-off-tie. Their routes to success were polar opposite: James nailing the back nine with a trio of three-pointers, while Frankie did likewise on his front nine.

Sean Hanrahan recovered from his midweek runners-up finish by winning the March Medal sponsored by Coast and Cliff Rescue with 69 nett. The seven-handicapper had three birdies on his card before he reached the last, but he must have sensed that a good finish was still required following a damaging quadruple bogey on the picturesque ‘Downstrands’ hole. The class told when his birdie attempt dropped on the final hole to give him the narrowest of victories on a break-off-tie from in-form, Gerald McDwyer. Sean is the non-playing captain of the Ulster Cup team and his side are soon to play Bushfoot from Co. Antrim. We wish the team, and indeed all our club teams well for the busy schedule to come.

The captains of the County Donegal golf team events are as follows: Donegal League (v Gaoth Dobhair) Patrick Boyle; Minor League (v Donegal) Frank McGinley; Seniors (v Dunfanaghy) James Quinn; Juniors (v Cruit Island) Martin Roarty.

The fourball event last Sunday saw a newcomer to the podium, Michael Lovett team up with P.J. Gallagher to win the Keltic Hygiene first prize. Their score of 43 points betterball included birdies at ‘Aisling Uí Dhomhnaill’, ‘Dolmen’ and ‘Downstrands’ on the front nine alone and despite a few hairy moments on the way home, the lads held their nerve to win comfortably. Noel Quinn needed only one shot to complete the long 11th hole, his tee shot holing out for a fabulous hole-in-one.

Michael Naughton is enjoying a deserved break following the excellent performances of his Gaeltacht team. Their penultimate match was a tough one, away to Rosapenna. Seven points were won on the day, a good return on away turf. Saturday last had the team playing in Cruit Island and eight points was sufficient to qualify for the top four playoff to be held in the middle of this month. Hopes are high that the club can add to its sole Gaeltacht League success back in 1995 and we wish the team every success.

The professionals are running a junior golf camp on the 26th and 27th of April. If previous years are anything to go by, it should be a big success! The course includes a carefully structured programme of events, fun competitions and games. The cost is 50 euro per child, which includes lunch each day a complimentary academy shirt. For booking, please call Connor or Daragh at 074-9545107 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 074-9545107 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or 087-6331370 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 087-6331370 end_of_the_skype_highlighting. The club is now active on Facebook and the latest news and information can be followed at Narin & Portnoo Golf Club or Narin & Portnoo Pro Shop.

Results:
March 23: Wednesday Open: 1. Frankie Kennedy (12) 38; 2. Sean Hanrahan (7) 37 b.o.t.; 3. Owen Boner (14) 37 b.o.t.; CSS 72; Twos: 3 balls March 27: Coast & Cliff Rescue: 1. Sean Hanrahan (7) 69 b.o.t.; 2. Gerald McDwyer (12) 69; 3. John McBride (10) 70 b.o.t.; Cat A Patrick Boyle (11) 71 b.o.t.; Cat B Michael McGinley (17) 70; Cat C Kevin Gilgunn (20) 73; Nines: James McGuinness (26) 33 b.o.t.; Tony Dooley (17) 34.5; CSS 73; Twos: 3 balls March 30: Wednesday Open: 1. James Keeney (14) 37 b.o.t.; 2. Patrick Boyle (10) 37; 3. Gerald McDwyer (11) 35 b.o.t.; CSS 73; Twos: 12 balls.

April 3: Keltic Hygiene: 1. P.J. Gallagher (10) & Michael Lovett (23) 43; 2. Ciaran O’Kane (8) & Gerry Feeney (14) 40 b.o.t.; 3. Tom O’Donnell (10) & Eamon McGill (9) 40 b.o.t.; Hole-in-one: Noel Quinn on the 11th (16 balls); Twos: 3 balls.

Fixtures:
April 10: Errigal Éisc Teoranta; Single stableford; Open April 13: Wednesday Open, ladies and gents, single stableford, 20 euro entry for G.U.I. visitors, including green fee;