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Glenties Notes 3rd July 2014

Graveyard Mass:
Mass will be celebrated in the New Graveyard, Glenties next Sunday 6th July at 3.00 p.m.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the following who have been bereaved recently – Anne Mc Gill Breslin, Straboy, Glenties on the death of her father, Packie Mc Gill Fintown; Margaret Gillespie, Mill Road and Eithne Mc Loone, Cleengort, Glenties on the death of their nephew, Oliver Breslin, Monargan, Ardara; the relatives and friends of Liam Brennan, Beaghmore, Fintown and to Peggy Mc Dyre, Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent, formerly Kilraine, Glenties on the death of her son Alex; also to all other family members, relatives and friends.

Rally Winners:
Congratulations to Declan and Brian Boyle on their wonderful achievement of winning the Donegal International Rally – the second time in the history of the rally that it has been won by an all Donegal crew.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo on every Tuesday night in The Community Centre. Jackpot stands at € 1, 000.

Snooker room is open from10 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day.

Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated Ltd is seeking new participants for their new scheme starting 22 Sept 2014. FAS Criteria Applies. Those interested please contact Mary on 087 9695053.

The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 24th June 2014 were – € 25 Winners – Johnny O Donnell and Mary Duffy; € 50 Winners – Mary Mc Geehan, Mary McDermott and Lyn Daly, Mary Gasley, Anna McDyre, Pauline Meehan, Nellie Maguire, Anne Timoney, Charlie McGlynn, Rosaleen Gallagher, Ann Furey and Amanda O Connell; € 60 Winner – Kathleen McGlynn, €100 Winners – John Boyle, Mary Campbell, Denise Maguire, Christine McCool, Mary Gallagher, Anne Deane, Mary McGeehan, Sally McHugh, and Pauline Mc Geehan, € 1000 Jackpot – Maria Boyle.

Message from Glenties Community Action Group:
“We are at an advanced stage of planning for the 2014 Harvest Fair Festival but as always we are looking for new ideas or events to enhance the festival and make it all the more enjoyable. We are hoping the people of Glenties would give us their ideas, notions, and suggestions for any events that would be beneficial to the festival. Any idea, no matter how big or small, will be considered. This is your festival and we encourage your involvement, so get the thinking caps on. Any suggestions can be forwarded to our Chairman – Brian Carr; Secretary – Aileen Boyle, or any committee member, or leave a message on our facebook page”..

The Biddy Devine Memorial Fundraising Weekend:
The Biddy Devine Memorial Fundraising Weekend in aid of The Kidney Dialysis Unit Letterkenny Hospital will take place on 11th 12th and13th July in The Glen of Glenties. On Friday – Golf Classic Narin / Portnoo; 10 k Fun Run / Walk at 7 p.m. from the Glen Tavern; Table Quiz at 9 p.m. in The Glen Tavern. On Saturday – Vintage Tractor Run from the Glen Tavern at 4 p.m. “Overs” Football – Naomh Conaill V Gleann Fhinne in Davy Brannan Park at 7 p.m. On Sunday – Honda 50 Run from the Glen Tavern at 1 p.m. Contact: Frankie 087 918 6261; Carina 087 610 1527; or Mary 9551170.

Local Pair takes honours at the Topaz Donegal International Rally

Declan Boyle would be best known as owner of The Limelight Nightclub in the town. As many of you know Declan is involved in motorsport from seeing articles about his in the Donegal Post and indeed seeing his Ford Escort MK2 Rally Car in the floats at the Harvest Fair. This happened to be Declan’s 4th Donegal International rally and he entered with his cousin Brian Boyle sitting alongside him in the navigation seat. The rally was over a time period of three days, starting Friday 15th and ending on Sunday 17th.

Day one started with Daniel McKenna (Ford Escort MK2) and David Bogie (Metro 6R4) dominating the first lock of stages, Declan was closely following sitting in 3rd place. As disaster hit for McKenna with axel problems and Bogie dropped out due to a wheel falling of the car while rallying this left Declan in the lead over Glenswilly man Manus Kelly (Ford Escort MK2).

Day two saw Manus Kelly pull Declan’s lead back to 24 seconds but later on in the day Declan responded to have an overnight lead of 24.8 seconds. Declan’s favourite stage, Knockalla, was cancelled but they shortened the stage to a couple of miles so they would let the drivers get a run at the classic stage.

Day three seen Declan on the pace straight away gaining his lead back up to 30 seconds but worse was to come. On stage 19, Atlantic Drive Declan clipped a rock and got a puncture leaving Manus Kelly to take the lead by 2.7 seconds and only 3 stages left to go. Declan just about clinched the lead back heading into the last stage but it was down to the wire, anything could have happened on the last stage. Declan came out the better of Manus Kelly by 4.8 seconds. This is Declan’s second national win as he won in the Galway International rally earlier this year.

Report by Declan Boyle (DB Pics)