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Glenties Notes 12th May 2011

A Big Thank You
Fionnuala and Irene Boyle, Glen Road, Glenties, have returned home from their week (2nd- 9th April) participating in ‘Haiti’s ‘Build It Week 2011’. They were supposed to go in October 2010 but because of the Malaria outbreak that trip was postponed. After seeing the destruction caused by the horrific earthquake of January 12th 2010, the two girls decided to volunteer with The Haven Partnership Group. This Haven Group, founded by Leslie Buckley, Cork, travel twice yearly to build houses for the poorest families of Haiti. The girls, with your help, raised €12,000 and joined the group of 370 volunteers, from all over Ireland. The group completed the building and painting of 80 houses, a community centre, a water shop, a playground and a football pitch for the people of Gonaives, in Haiti.
Irene and Fionnuala would like to say a huge ‘Thank You’ to those who supported their quiz nights, bag-packing days, comedy night, sponsorship cards, the climbers of Croagh Patrick and Mt. Errigal and those who gave donations. Your money has been well spent, as some of the poorest families in Haiti will receive a home with clean running water, a real luxury in Haiti! If you wish to see photos or read more about April’s ‘Build It Week’ or Haven’s work in Haiti, check the Haven Partnership website at www.havenpartnership.com

Playschool / Afterschool
Glenties Community Playgroup Ltd. is holding a Registration evening for September 2011 intake. If you would like to register your child for Pre-School or Afterschool service please come along on Tuesday 17th May 2011 at 8 p.m. Children born between 2nd February 2007 and 30th June 2008 (inclusive) are entitled to the free pre-school year. Please bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate and PPS numbers. Children from age 2 years and 10 months can attend pre-school and may qualify for subvention, as may children attending the Afterschool. Please come and check with Bridie on the evening, or contact her on 9551907 for further information. Look forward to seeing you there.

Thank You
A Big Thank You from the Management and Staff of Glenties Community Playgroup to everyone who bought lines and supported our recent Easter Egg Draw. A total of € 450 was raised, which will go towards the ongoing running costs of the Playgroup. Thanks are also extended to The Highlands Hotel, Post Office and the Paper Stop for assisting in running this draw and a special thanks to those who donated eggs. Your support is very much appreciated.

The Late Owen Ward
The death took place in Letterkenny Hospital, on Saturday 23rd April 2011 as a result of a tractor accident near his home of Owen Ward, Mully, Glenties. His remains were brought home on Monday 25th and to The Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh on Wednesday morning. Fr. Padraig Ó Bhaoill nephew of Owen’s, assisted by Fr. Denis Quinn, Fr. Padraig Mc Dermott and Fr. Dermot Mc Shane concelebrated Requiem Mass. Members of the family did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought the Gifts to the Altar. Music and singing was by Breidín and James Gallagher. Burial took place in Edeninfagh Graveyard. Owen is survived by his wife, Maggie, sons, John and Seamus, daughter, Maureen, brother, Paddy, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Originally from Glassagh, Owen was the youngest of a family of eight. Three brothers, Mickey, Jimmy and Hughie and three sisters, Mary, Nellie and Madge predeceased him.

Sympathy
Sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Sonny Hanlon, Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent, Glenties and formerly of Tullyard, who died at his home on Monday 2nd May.

First Holy Communion
Congratulations to the boys and girls who received their First Holy Communion in Glenties on Saturday 7th May and to the boys and girls who received their First Holy Communion in Edeninfagh on Sunday 8th May.

Thanks
The families in Kilraine, whose homes were threatened by the forest fire on Sunday evening the 1st of May, would like to extend a sincere thank you to the many people, who arrived from near and far so quickly, putting their own lives at risk, to keep the fire under control. Thank you also to the farmers with their slurry tanks of water and the fire services who were already stretched to their limit. There is no doubt our homes were saved by the actions of all involved and for that we will be eternally grateful.

Irish Kidney Association Collection
The recent Church Gate Collection in aid of the Irish Kidney Association amounted to € 777.00. Thank you to everyone who made a donation, for your very generous contribution.

Fintown Festival / Leisure Cycle
Tír Chonaill GAP CC in association with Fintown Festival is holding a Leisure Cycle (Distance 30K and 60K) on Saturday 4th June starting at 1 p.m. Registration is at 12 noon. Entry fee is € 22 / Cycling Club members € 20. Refreshments will be provided and shower facilities will be available. For more information contact James Griffin on 087 2546592 or Hugh Mc Gill on 086 8581521.

Cake / Book / DVD Sale
Scoil Mhuire is holding a Cake / Book / DVD sale in the Community Centre next Saturday 14th May after 7.30 Mass, in aid of school funds. Donations of home baked bread / cakes/ buns would be greatly appreciated; also good quality books and DVDs would be very welcome. Your support would be much appreciated.

Glenties Bridge Club Presidents Night Prize Winners


Dennis Ellis and Charlie White winners of the Glenties Bridge Club Presidents Prize. Pictured with the Glenties Bridge President Pat McLoone in the Highlands Hotel Glenties on the 28 of April 2011

 


John Columba Boyle and Connell McLoone receiving 2nd prize from the President Pat McLoone in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Thursday night, the 28 of April 2011

 


John Cunningham and James McGinley winners on the Pat McLoone’s Presidents night in the Highlands Hotel

 


Paddy and Alice Carr Donegal Town, prize winners on Presidents night in The Glenties Bridge Club

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.

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;

Glenties Bridge Club annual Cancer Charity night


Catherine Boyle presenting the Mrs. Annie Boyle Bridge Cup to John McClenaghan and Margaret Farren, Inishowen, the winners of the annual Cancer Bridge Charity night in the Highlands Hotel Glenties Also in the photo is Pat McLoone the President of the Glenties Bridge Club 2011


Cass O’Donnell, Dungloe, and Pat McLoone, Letterkenny, the President of the Glenties Club who were the runners up at the Glenties Bridge Club Cancer Charity Night 2011

Glenties Notes 16th March 2011

New Arrival
Congratulations to Lorraine and Raymond Brennan, Station Road, Glenties on the birth recently of their third child, a baby brother (Thomas) for Annie and Sophie.

Bingo
Winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 8th March were – John Boyle won the Jackpot of € 400. Isobel Mc Loone, Nora Gallagher, Bridie Boyle, Rosemary Whelan, Anna Cannon, Christine Mc Cool. Kathy Connell and Patricia White won € 100 each. Sally Mc Guigan, Cathy Connell, Annie Deane, Kilcar, Rosaleen Gallagher, Annie Deane, Kilcar, Kathleen Mc Glynn, Bridie Gallagher and Martina Hanlon won € 50 each. Anne Kennedy, Patsy Martin, P. Sweeney, Timlin O’Dochartaigh, Maura Kilbane, Marie Boyle, Breid Brennan and Maggie O’ Donnell won € 25 each. Peter Sweeney, Martina Hanlon and Philomena Mc Callig won € 20 each

The Late Sean Boyle
The death took place at his home on Tuesday 1st March 2011 of Sean Boyle, Ard Patrick, Glenties. His remains were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Friday morning. Fr. Pat Prendergast assisted by Fr. Gerard Cunningham (cousin of Sean’s) concelebrated 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 John F. and Pat O’ Donnell. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. Sean is survived by his wife, Una, sons, John and Cartha, daughters, Michelle and Elaine, grandchildren, brothers, Cara, Benny and Eamonn, sisters, Annette and Nora, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. He was predeceased by his brother Josie on the Saturday previous to his own death February 26th. Another brother, Donal and sister Celine also predeceased him.

Sympathy
Sincere sympathy is extended to Ronan Molloy, Mill Road, Glenties on the death of his mother, Marie Molloy, Drumbarron, Ardara, which took place on Saturday 12th March 2011 in Letterkenny Hospital; also to all the relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Teresa Gallagher, Meenahalla and Paper Stop, Main St. Glenties on the sudden death of her father, Donnelly Duffy, New Mills, Letterkenny, which took place last Saturday 12th March 2011; also to all the relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Annie O’Donnell, Meenahalla, Glenties, who died in Killybegs Hospital on Monday 14th March 2011. Annie was 103 years old.

Enrolment at Edeninfagh N.S.
Enrolment forms are now available at the school for the 2011 / 2012 school year. For further details ring the school on 9551663.

Glenties Community Centre
Bingo takes place every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Every line € 50; every house € 100; Jackpot € 400. Doors open at 8.30 p.m. Two Snooker Tables available to play 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. each night except Tuesday. Thank you for your continued support of Glenties Community Centre.

Country Music Night
There will be a Country Music Night in the Highlands Hotel on Friday 1st April from 10 p.m. – 12 midnight. Music is by Shaun Mc Monagle.

Dance Classes
Dance Classes in Jiving, Fox Trot, Quick Step and Waltz are taking place in the Highlands Hotel on Monday nights from 8p.m. – 10 p.m. Teacher is Seamus Melvin from Mayo.

Community Employment Scheme
A place has become available on a Community Employment Scheme in the Glenties Area. Fás criteria apply. Enquiries – email glentiescommunitycentre@yahoo.ie

Fintown Festival
Feile na Finne is on this year from the 3rd to the 6th of June. The launch of the festival Mayor / Mayoress campaign takes place next Saturday 19th March in the Noble Bar.

Scoil Mhuire Enrolment Day
Enrolment Day at Scoil Mhuire, Glenties for school year 2011-2012 will take place on Thursday 31st March between1:15- 3:00 pm. All incoming pupils are welcome to visit at this time, to see their new classroom for next year and perhaps meet a friend or two. Parents, please bring Birth and Baptismal Certificates, PPS Number, Medical card number and e-mail address, thank you. We look forward to seeing you on the 31st.

Glenties Notes 11th March 2011

The Late Pat Mc Hugh
The death took place at his home on Thursday 17th February 2011 of Pat Mc Hugh, Straoughter, Glenties. His remains were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday afternoon. Fr. Pat Prendergast celebrated Requiem Mass at 1.00 p.m. Family members did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought the Gifts to the Altar. Music and singing was also by family members. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. Pat is survived by his wife, Georgina, sons, John and Joseph, mother, Mary, brothers, John and James, sisters, Margaret, Carmel, Rosemary, Mena and Bridie, grandchildren, in-laws, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.

Sympathy
Sincere sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Sean Boyle, Ard Patrick, Glenties who died on Tuesday 1st March 2011.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Mary Kate Byrne and family, Glen Road, Glenties on the death last week of Mary Kate’s brother Jimmy Campbell (formerly Altar, Glenties) in Scotland; also to all his relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to John Ward, Meenavale, Glenties on the death on Saturday 5th March 2011 of his sister, Margaret Mc Shane, Boultypatrick; also to all the relatives and friends.

Congratulations
Congratulations to Thomas Melly, son of Martin and Noreen Melly, Letterilly, Glenties, who graduated with B.Sc. First Class Honours in Quantity Surveying from Limerick Institute of Technology. Thomas also received the Davis Langdon Award for excellence and the Bruce Shaw Partnership Award for excellence in the final year. He is a past pupil of Kilkenny N.S. St. Columba’s Comprehensive School. Glenties and Letterkenny I.T. He is currently working in Sligo with J.J.Rhatigan & Co.

New arrivals
Congratulations to Yvonne and Jim Mc Guinness, Creeslough on the birth recently of their third child, a baby brother (Jimmy) for Toni Marie and Mark Anthony. Jim is a son of Jim and Maureen Mc Guinness, Ard Patrick, Glenties.

Congratulations to Éilis and James Mc Dermott, Lucan, Dublin on the birth of their first child, a baby boy (Donal). James is a son of Danny and Mary Mc Dermott, Meenagrubby, Glenties. Congratulations to Sheila and Colm Harold, Glenswilly, on the birth of their second child, a little sister for Tanya. Sheila is a daughter of Danny and Mary Mc Dermott, Meenagrubby, Glenties.

Congratulations to Mary Lou and Michael Furey, Strasallagh, Glenties on the birth of their first child, a baby girl (Katie).

Bingo
Winners at the Bingo on Tuesday 1st March in the Community Centre, Glenties were – Nora Mc Hugh won the Jackpot of € 400. Bridie Gallagher, Killybegs, Sarah Long, Peter Sweeney, Philomena Mc Callig, Michelle Byrne, Mary Furey and O’Hara, Killybegs won € 100 each. Margaret Hanlon, Leitirmacaward, Martin Mc Taggart, Patrick Browne, Maura Kilbane, Faye Moore, Paddy Boyle, Breda Brett, Dungarvan, Ann Mc Hugh, Bridie Gallagher, Killybegs, Angela Lowther, Kathleen Griffin and Kay Mc Geehan won € 50 each. Anne Kennedy, Mary Mc Gettigan, Christine Mc Cool, Hugo Mc Dyre, Patricia Molloy and Hugo Mc Dyre won € 25 each.

Collection
The Church Gate Collection taken up recently for The Alzheimer Society amounted to € 833.00. Thank you to all those who donated so generously.

X-Factor
DVDs are now on sale in Mc Glinchey’s Mace following the recent successful X-Factor night in Paddy’s Bar. Proceeds go to the Donegal Hospice with a donation going to the local Mountain Rescue Service and Playgroup. Price is € 12.

Dance Classes
Classes in Jiving, Fox Trot, Quick Step and Waltz have started in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties, on Monday nights from 8.00 p.m. – 10.00 p.m. Teacher: Seamus Melvin, Mayo.

Narin & Portnoo Golf Club Notes 9th March 2011

Five of the six prize-winning golfers of last week’s events scored 38 points, with Patrick Boyle exceeding that total by three. His win in the Wednesday Open featured golf of the highest calibre, with birdies at Loch Eala and Lunula. Twenty-two points coming home added to the twenty on his front nine and he proved a worthy winner.

Sunday’s competition saw Kieran Cunnea finish the stronger of the three golfers on the same total. The birdie at Sweeney’s Bank was his second of the day following an earlier success at Bernie’s Holm. The P.R.O. ventured out on his first excursion of the year to be greeted with the usual derision and frivolity. And that was just from his playing partners! The course is in superb condition, with fast greens and well-defined fairways and surrounds. Hats off to the greens staff, their convenor and council.

An Ulster Alliance event was held on Saturday featuring many low handicappers and professionals. Damian Mooney struck again, reducing the course to just 67 strokes. The weather was ideal and from the off, Damian was in full control, firing his driver to four feet at the first for an opening eagle!

An insurance scheme for golfers is available in the clubhouse through Golfsure Insurance Company and coverage commences soon. The annual fee is just 20 euro, so contact the Pro Shop to add your name to the long list of golfers who have already subscribed.

Results:
March 2:  Wednesday Open
1. Patrick Boyle (11) 41; 2. Joseph McLoone (10) 38 b.o.t.; 3. Pat Connaghan (21) 38; Twos: 3 balls March 5: Ulster Alliance: 1. Damian Mooney 67 gross; March 6: Club Open 1. Kieran Cunnea (15) 38 b.o.t.; 2. Ciaran O’Kane (9) 38 b.o.t.; 3. Sean Connaughton (19) 38; Twos: 3 balls; CSS 73

Fixtures:
Sunday March 13: Lakehouse Hotel, single stableford, open Wednesday, March 16: Wednesday Open, ladies and gents, single stableford, 20 euro entry for G.U.I. visitors, including green fee;

Glenties Notes 3rd March 2011

The Late James Boyle
The death took place in the Donegal Hospice, Letterkenny, on Thursday 17th February 2011 of James Boyle, Glen Road, Glenties. His Remains were brought to his home on Friday and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Sunday morning. Requiem Mass was celebrated by Fr. Shane Gallagher C.C. Glenties. 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. James is survived by his wife, Gracie, daughters, Rosemary, Caroline, Grainne and Emma, sons, James, Charlie and Marty, brother, Charlie, sisters, Lena, Mary and Bernadette, aunts, Bridget Mc Groarty, Birmingham and Teresa Breslin, Ardara, grandchildren, in-laws, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.

Sympathy
Sincere sympathy is extended to all the relatives and friends of Packie Craig, Lucan, Dublin, (formerly of Buncrubog, Glenties); to his wife, Mary (formerly Ward, Mill Road, Glenties) and family; to his brothers, Terence, Station Road, and Joe, Ard Mc Gill, Glenties, sisters, Julia Molloy, Buncrubog and Mary Doherty, Stranaglough, Glenties. Sincere sympathy is extended to Martin Regan and family, Mill Road, Glenties, on the death of Martin’s mother, Una Regan, Co. Mayo, which took place last week.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Sean Boyle and family, Ard Patrick, Glenties on the death of Sean’s brother, Joseph Boyle, Kilcar, which took place in Killybegs Hospital last weekend.

Glenties Golf Society
At a well attended meeting in the Highlands Hotel, the following were elected to run the Glenties Golf Society for 2011 – Captain- Patrick Gallagher; Vice-Captain- Columba Gavigan; Secretary – Pat Connaghan; Treasurer – Harold Reid; Competitions and Handicaps – John Molloy and PRO – Sean Connaughton. A fixture list will be available shortly with the first outing in Narin Portnoo on Saturday 26th March. A weekend outing in early summer is also being planned. All golfers from the Glenties area are asked to join and it is also the hope that the lady membership will increase.

Naomh Conaill Ladies Registration for 2011
Registration will take place this Friday Night 4th March in the Club House from 8 p.m. – 9 p.m. All those intending to play or be involved with any team need to be registered. A parent or guardian needs to attend for underage players. New members are welcome. Fee is € 51.00, for adult players € 36 for U 18 players and € 21 for U 10 players. For Non players the fee is € 26 (this applies to all managers, mentors, coaches, refs. or any one helping on the sideline).

Bingo
Winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 22nd February were – Mary Meehan won the Jackpot of € 400. Mary Farrell, Paddy Mc Gill, Mickey Doherty, Kilcar, Owen Ward, Breege Gallagher, B. Fletcher, Anne Kennedy, Mrs. Monaghan and Hazel Staunton won € 100 each. Ann Whyte, Margaret Murray, Hugo O’Donnell, Gracie O’ Hara, Josie Martin, Ann Mc Hugh, John Boyle, Nora Gallagher, Angela Martin and Hazel Staunton won € 50 each. Kathleen Griffin, May Kennedy, Brenda Reid and Anne Bonner won € 25 each.

Security: Community Alert
Pensioners wishing to apply for – Socially Monitored Alarms, Monitored Smoke Detectors, Monitored Carbon Monoxide Detectors, Supply and Installation of External Security Lighting, please contact before the 31st March any of the following – Michael Glynn Tel. 9551593, Nora Breslin Tel. 9551192 or John Gormley Tel. 9551258.

Kilkenny N.S.
Parents who wish to enrol their children in Kilkenny N. S. in September 2011 are asked to contact the school for an application form. Tel. 074 9544270.

Beginner Adult Guitar Class
Guitar Classes for adult beginners have commenced in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Wednesday 2nd March at 9.00 p.m. Contact Denise on 087-7687694.

Narin & Portnoo Golf Club Notes 12th February 2011

The final tallies from the recent fundraising ventures have once again demonstrated the generosity of the golfing fraternity. The Free Golf Day raised 1090 euro for the Donegal Hospice, while the Captain’s Drive-in raised 300 euro for Voluntary Service Overseas. We thank all those who made this possible.

Manus Boyle Jnr. was victorious in last Sunday’s stableford, finishing just three gross shots over the par of 73. The seven-handicapper was moving along steadily on the front nine before exploding into life at Downstrands and The Nuns’ Pool, birdying both. The back nine was less dynamic, though his five pars to finish was commendable. Tom O’Donnell had his own personal battle with George Doherty for the runners-up slot and the former took both the laurels and the fourball bragging rights with an excellent 39 points. A crestfallen George looked back to see where Eamon, Bart et al. finished in the pecking order but even his keen eyesight is not that good.

Entries for the upcoming Spring League will be taken for the next two weeks in the Pro Shop. The format is scotch foursomes and the fee is 14 euro per pair.

Michael Naughton has informed me that the next Gaeltacht match is at home this Saturday when Gaoth Dobhair will be visiting. Golfers are asked to be present by 10.30a.m.

Results:
February 13: Club Open: 1. Manus Boyle (7) 40; 2. Tom O’Donnell (17) 39 b.o.t.; 3. George Doherty (18) 39; CSS 72; Twos: 3 balls February 9: Wednesday Open: Cancelled

Fixtures:
Sunday February 20: Club Open, single stableford Wednesday, February 23: Wednesday Open, ladies and gents, single stableford, 20 euro entry for G.U.I. visitors, including green fee;