Tag: Gaeltacht

Naomh Conaill GAA Club Notes 10th May 2016

There was no winner of this week Gaa Lotto; the numbers drawn out were 3-9-29-30 and the 2x€50 went to Martin Doc Nairin Road and Anna O’Donnell, Keelin Mc Gill Fintown  Next week’s Jackpot will be €6,400.

Club 200+ draw no 11 took place at bingo on Tuesday 3rd May and the winners were as follows €500 Connie Doherty, Station Rd and 5x€100 Karla Doherty Station rd, Joe Gallagher Derries, Sean Mc Loone c/o Leos bar, Eamon Boyle Mennalargan, Declan Bonner Glen Rd. The next draw will take place on 7/6/16.

Naomh Conaill executive would like to congratulate all the winners of the Gaeltacht and thank all the teams for taking part in the competition in Glenties last weekend. Big Thanks must go to everyone who helped out to make this weekend happen which includes Kitchen staff, shop staff, stewards, Lotto sellers and anyone else who helped out in any way. Naomh Conaill would like to thank all who sponsored the club in any way for the weekend. Thanks to Gerard + helpers and the little Naomh Conaill stars of the future that provided the half time entertainment.

A huge thank you to everyone who helped in any way of the running of the Gaeltacht weekend. From parking cars to the ladies who done Trojan work all weekend in the kitchen, a huge thank you. It has shown what can be done when everyone pulls together. From the senior management and panel.

Congratulations to All the Man Of The Match awards from the Comórtas Peile na Gaeltacha Na Gleannta Nathan(U15), Gary ( Soisear) and Leon (Sinsear). Thanks to All sports Donegal town for sponsoring the Briga Gear prizes + Shaun Boyce for presenting them. Thanks to The Coll family Gaoth Dobhair for sponsoring the senior mens award. Photos taking by Michael O Donnell.

Robert Farrell is doing the WAAR challenge in the 14th May 2016 and all his proceeds raised are going towards the Naomh Conaill minor board. Robert will have sponsorship cards in all businesses around town and all minor board managers + Robert himself. Total distance is 53K* including; 7.5k Run along the Wild Atlantic Coastline, 42.5k broken Cycle along the Wild Atlantic Way, 2k Hike with views over the hills of Donegal and 1k kayak on Loughanure Lake. Robert also has prizes for winner picked out from the sponsorship cards on the 21st May so if you see a sponsorship card please sponsor Robert.

Congratulations to our minor team on winning the minor regional league final over Ardara last week in Glencolmcille with a score of 4-13 to 1-7.

Naomh Conaill senior and reserve teams had two great victories in the league last Saturday at home against Ardara. The next league game will be Sunday 22nd May at home against Glenswilly at 1:30pm and 3pm.

Fixtures: U-12s opening league game is against Dungloe this Wednesday 11th May on the Comp field at 7pm. Wednesday 18th away v Ardara at 7pm

County Minor League Semi Final is on Wed 11th May in O Donnell Park at 730pm v St Michaels

Naomh Conaill will play their first round of the Michael Murphy sport championship group D match at home against Termon this Saturday 14th May at 1:30pm and 3pm.

The dates and time of the Cúl Camps are available online and we would encourage parents to book in advance where possible, this will ensure gear can be ordered in advance as per County requirements. Donegal Please use the link below to book your child’s / Children’s place in advance https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/booking/?county=11&venue=221&year=2016 or go to http://donegalgaa.ie/2016 and find the Kul camp info on there.

Glenties Notes 5th May 2016

GAA Lotto
There was no winner of this week’s Gaa lotto. The numbers drawn out were 1-8-20-23. The 2x€50 went to Con Wright, Fintoen and Anna O’Donnell, Drumaghy Park, Ardara. Next week’s jackpot will be €6300.

Great Weekend
Naomh Conaill executive would like to congratulate all the winners of the Gaeltacht and thank all the teams for taking part in the competition in Glenties last weekend. Big Thanks must go to everyone who helped out to make this weekend happen which includes Kitchen staff, shop staff, stewards, Lotto sellers and anyone else who helped out in any way. Naomh Conaill would like to thank all who sponsored the club in anyway for the weekend. Thanks to Gerard and helpers and the little Naomh Conaill stars of the future that provided the half time entertainment.

WAAR Challenge
Robert Farrell is doing the Waar challenge in the 14th May 2016 and all his proceeds raised are going towards the Naomh Conaill minor board. Robert will have sponsorship cards in all businesses around town and all minor board managers + Robert himself. Total distance is 53K* including; 7.5k Run along the Wild Atlantic Coastline, 42.5k broken Cycle along the Wild Atlantic Way, 2k Hike with views over the hills of Donegal and 1k kayak on Loughanure Lake. Robert also has prizes for winner picked out from the sponsorship cards on the 21st May so if you see a sponsorship card please sponsor Robert

Clan Gathering
McDyer Clan Gathering in the Highlands Hotel on Saturday 11th June after 7:30pm Mass in Glenties. For booking details contact Caroline McHugh 0871303571.

Well Done
Congratulations to all the students and staff at the Comprehensive School for the wonderful welcome for the Cycle Against Suicide group last week. It really was a wonder event.

Naomh Conaill Notes 26th April 2011

The seniors had a busy but successful weekend with victories away to Glenswilly 2-7 to 0-7 on Good Friday and Gweedore 2-12 to 1-12 at home on Monday. The reserves played Gweedore on Monday as well and won 0-10 to 1-6.

Beidh an foireann sinsir ag imirt i gComortas Peil na Gaeltachta an de Domhnaigh seo chugainn.  Beidh siad ag imirt in aghaidh Cloich Cheann Fhaola ar an Domhnach ag 5.30i.n.  Má eirionn leo sa chluiche sinn beidh siad ins an cluiche ceannais an lá ina dhiadh De Luain ag 3.30in.

Ar an Domhnach ag 8.00in beidh foireann ag glacadh pairt i Tráth na gCeist faoi réir Seamus Mac Giollabhuí agus beidh Fionna ní Luaigh as Baile na Finne ag glacadh páirt i gComortas an Cailín Gaelach ar son an chlub. Guimid adh mhór orthu uilig.

Congratulations to Jim and the Donegal team especially Anthony, Marty, Dermott, Eoin, Dara and Leo on beating Laois in the Div 2 final in Croke Park last Sunday.

The minors are at home to St Nauls this Friday at 6.30pm

The U16s were beat by Na Rossa last Monday evening and they are away to Naomh Columba next Monday at 6.30pm. The U14s won the Feile blitz which we hosted last Saturday beating Na Rossa and Naomh Mhuire. They now go on the Regional final which is due to be played this Saturday in Donegal Town at 11am. The U12s are away to Bundoran this Thursday at 6.30pm in the Go Games competition.

The U12 girls team are going to Cookstown this Saturday in a U12 Ulster Development Blitz. The U14 girls are in the final U14 Feile after winning their group last week. They play St Eunans in the final this week. The venue and date has yet to be fixed. The senior ladies beat Naomh Columba in the Gaeltacht last Friday. They now play Ardara in the Gaetacht final this Monday.

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 4,8,10,23. Two prizes of 50 Euro went to Damian Craig and Mary Mc Devitt Ard Patrick. The jackpot this week is 6,300 Euro.

Take Your Pick takes place every Saturday night in Keeneys and this weeks jackpot is 900 Euro.

Narin & Portnoo Golf Club Notes 19th April 2011

Our Gaeltacht team came close on Sunday last to capturing its first title since 1995, but in the end, home advantage proved the significant factor for Cruit Island as they won out with an average of 39.5. Narin and Portnoo had an average of 36.5, no mean feat on an away course. We send our congratulations to Cruit on a worthy success and hopefully, Narin and Portnoo can go one better in 2012. All the lads who played over the winter are to be commended, as indeed does the team captain, Michael Naughton.

Frankie Kennedy won last Wednesday’s Open by a whopping five points over his nearest rival. The 12 handicapper had 23 points on the front nine, a birdie on Dolmen (7) and six pars doing the damage. Another birdie on Sweeney’s Bank (14) helped limit the damage of a double bogey on Inis Caoil (15) and he returned in 20 points for 43 overall.

Myles Cunningham won the April Medal with a great round of 69 on Sunday. His opening score was inauspicious, a double bogey darkening the mood just a tad on a lovely day. From then on, however, it was plain sailing, with five pars and two birdies on Carraig Fada (10) and O’Boyle Fort (18) recorded on the card. He had two shots to spare over Competitions Convenor, Alan Elliott in second.

The entry sheet for the Dr. McCloskey Singles Matchplay is up and members have until May 1st to enter this long-running competition. The entry fee is 6 euro.

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 13: Wednesday Open

1. Frankie Kennedy (12) 43; 2. Sean Connaughton (18) 38 b.o.t.; 3. Patrick Murray (20) 38; C.S.S. 73; Twos: 3 balls April 17: Brennan’s Bread Medal 1. Myles Cunningham (15) 69; 2. Alan Elliott (15) 71 b.o.t.; 3. Mark Diver (17) 71; Cat A Donal Boyle (3) Cruit Island 72; Cat B John Quinn (14) 72; Cat C Patsy Harkin (19) 72; Nines: Paul McNamee (16) 30; Gerry Lyons (20) 36; C.S.S. 74; Twos: 6 balls

Fixtures:

April 24: Francie Brennan Memorial Cup, Open, single stableford.

April 27: Wednesday Open, ladies and gents, single stableford, 20 euro entry for G.U.I. visitors, including green fee;

Naomh Conaill Notes 19th April 2011

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 4,15,20,28. Two prizes of 50 Euro went to Declan Bonner, Glen Road and Anna Mc Dyer ,Main Street. The jackpot now stands at 6,300 Euro. The lotto draw takes place every Tuesday night at the community centre bingo and this Tuesday they are having a Monster Easter Bingo with a jackpot of 2,000 Euro. Take Your Pick takes place every Saturday night in Keeneys Bar and the jackpot is 800 Euro with the proceeds going to the players fund.

The ladies board would like to thank everyone who supported their church gate collection. They raised 1,317 Euro. The senior ladies are at home to Glen this Friday at 6pm in the Gaeltacht semi final.

The minors were beat by Bundoran by 1 point at home last Friday evening. They are away to Ardara this Friday at 6.30pm. The U16s are at home to Na Rossa next Monday at 6.30pm.

The U15s were defeated by Ardara in the Gaeltacht last Wednesday in Ardara. The club are hosting the U14 Feile blitz this Saturday starting at 11am. The clubs particpiating  are Naomh Mhuire, Dungloe, Na Rossa, Ardara and Naomh Conaill.

The club will run a Easter Camp from Monday 25th to Fri 30th April starting at 10am to 2pm. During the week the camp will have a range of general coaching, games, goalkeeper coaching and on the final day various competitions will be held for each age group. A fun week is guaranteed. The cost of the camp is 30 Euro and 20 Euro or each additional child in a family. For more information contact Leo 086 1660355 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 086 1660355 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or Michael 087 4196698 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 087 4196698 end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

The reserves and seniors were away to Ardara last Sunday. The reserves came with a good victory winning 3-7 to 1-7 and the seniors lost out by 1 point.

Good luck to Donegal against Laois in the Div 2 league final this Sunday in Croke Park. Anyone with tickets ordered for the final can pick them up in the clubhouse on Thursday night at 9pm.

Naomh Conaill Notes 22nd March 2011

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 4,8,13,15. Two prizes of 50 Euro went to Maried Timoney, Glenties and Ann and Phil Gallagher, Glenties. The jackpot now stands at 5,800 Euro.

Good luck to the senior and reserve teams who start their league campaign this Sunday with a home game against Cloughaneely at 1.30pm and 3pm. The senior team retained the Joe Larry Cup last Friday night in Ardara beating Naomh Columba in the semi final 0-6 to 0-3 and in the final they defeated the hosts Ardara 2-6 to 0-3. They played Ardara again on Sunday in the Gaeltacht in Glenties and this was a much tighter game winning by 3pts 1-9 to 0-9. Take Your Pick takes place every Saturday night in Keeneys in aid of the players training fund.

The U16s are away to Naomh Brid this Sunday at 12pm.

Club membership is now due and must be paid before 31st March. Adult membership is 30 Euro and underage is 10 Euro. There is also the 100 Euro membership which includes membership and entry into the weekly lotto. Membership forms are availble in Mc Glincheys. There will be a registration night in the clubhouse on Thursday 24th March between 8pm and 9pm and also on Saturday 26th March between 6pm and 7pm. There will be a registration night in Fintown next Monday 28th March in Arais Shean Bhain between 7pm and 8pm. The Febuary 200 Club  draw  takes place next Tuesday night at the Bingo in the commuinity centre. This will be draw number 10. All sellers are asked to have their sheets collected up to this week for the darw and the money can be paid to John Molloy (087 2519104) at the excuetive meeting next Monday night.

The Naomh Conaill Ladies are taking part in the Tesco (vouchers) for clubs and schools. Everyone who shops in Tescos will recieve 1 voucher for every 10 Euro spent. If they wish to donate any vouchers please give them to any committe member or leave in the craft gallery.

The Naomh Conaill Ladies would like to thank all those who sold or bought lines for Guess The Score in support of the Donegal Co ladies teams. The club handed over a cheque of 350 Euro to the ladies co board.

Narin & Portnoo Golf Club Notes 16th March 2011

Both club competitions fell foul to the weather last week so the notes are brief this week. The one bright spark on the horizon was that of the Gaeltacht team which continues to go from strength to strength. Michael Naughton’s charges faced Portsalon at home on Saturday and a result of eight matches to two was a superb return. This leaves the lads handily placed as we approach the final stages of this long-running competition. Joseph McLoone and Connell Gavigan were best pairing on the day, with Seamus McDonagh and Cathal Donaghue not far behind.

A fundraising quiz will be held in the clubhouse this Friday evening (March 18th) in aid of charity.

Fixtures:
March 17th: St. Patrick’s Day Open
March 20th: Diver’s Centra, single stableford, open March 23rd: Wednesday Open, ladies and gents, single stableford, 20 euro entry for G.U.I. visitors, including green fee;

Narin & Portnoo Golf Club Notes 21st February 2011

Frankie Kennedy was the narrow winner of last Sunday’s Open, carding 38 points to win by a point from James Keeney. Frankie was consistent for most of the round, with just a couple of blemishes threatening to furrow the brow at times. The birdie at the last proved the difference in the end for the Killybegs man, but James can console himself with the knowledge that he was one of only two people to break par.

Tony Gildea celebrated the latest anniversary of his birth in fine style, pipping Hugh Francis Shovlin to the laurel garland in Wednesday’s Open. Twenty points on the front nine was a fine start and the subsequent birdie at the Hemmersbach’s Gap sealed a fine performance from the Glenties lad.

An insurance scheme for golfers is available in the clubhouse through Golfsure Insurance Company and coverage commences on March 1st. 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.

Narin and Portnoo enjoyed a rare victory over Gaoth Dobhair in the latest Gaeltacht League encounter last Saturday. Home advantage was key, as were excellent performances from the club’s form players resulting in a six-four victory. Hats off to the team captain, Michael Naughton who has an eye firmly on silverware this season!

Results:
February 20:  Club Open
1. Frankie Kennedy (12) 38; 2. James Keeney (15) 37; 3. Hugh Boyle (20) 35; CSS 75 (handicap reductions only) February 16: Wednesday Open 1. Tony Gildea (18) 37 b.o.t.; 2. Hugh F. Shovlin (18) 37 b.o.t.; 3. Gerald McDwyer (12) 37; Twos: 3 balls

Fixtures:
Sunday February 27: Club Open, single stableford Wednesday, March 2: Wednesday Open, ladies and gents, single stableford, 20 euro entry for G.U.I. visitors, including green fee;

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;

Narin & Portnoo Golf Club Notes 1st February 2011

The Captains’ Drive-in has been been re-scheduled for this Saturday, February 5th at 10a.m. It will be followed by a fourball mixed scramble under a shotgun start. Let’s hope the weather is kinder than hitherto fore.

The club’s latest Gaeltacht match had to be postponed due to the hard frost last Saturday. Sunday’s golf went ahead as scheduled, with Malachy Murrin of Killybegs triumphing with 40 points on a break-off-tie from Sean Connaughton. Malachy’s little two at the High Altar was a key moment with just a couple of holes to play.

The previous Sunday’s competition was won by Daniel McGeehan who found the 15 hole format used on the frosty day much to his liking. Temporary greens did not faze him one little bit and he even managed a birdie at Vinny’s Corner. Kevin McCready won the Wednesday Open on January 19th with 38 points over 16 holes. The birdie three at O’Boyle’s Fort was a superb way to finish a great round and ensured a one-shot victory over Steven McHugh in second. I erroneously credited ace golfer, Donie McCole with success in the same event, but I am sure that I will be writing about one of the ‘winningest’ golfers in the club very soon! Tom Rawdon won the latest of these popular mid-week opens, just preventing Kevin McCready from winning two in a row. A rare birdie at the fifth for Tom contributed handsomely to his total.

Results:
January 30: Club Open 1. Malachy Murrin 40 b.o.t.; 2. Sean Connaughton 40; 3. Manus Boyle Jnr. 39; Twos: 6 balls January 26: Wednesday Open 1. Tom Rawdon (18) 36; 2. Kevin McCready (20) 35; 3. Eamon McGill (9) 35; Twos: 5 balls January 23: Club Open 1. Daniel McGeehan (16) 35 b.o.t.; 2. P.J. Murray (20) 35 b.o.t.; 3. Paddy B. Boyle (19) 35; January 19: Wednesday Open 1. Kevin McCready (20) 38; 2. Steven McHugh (19) 37; 3. Barry Keeney (12) 35; No twos.

Fixtures:
Saturday February 5: The Captains’ Drive-in at 10a.m. It will be followed by a fourball mixed scramble under a shotgun start.

Sunday February 6: Club Open, single stableford Wednesday, February 9: Wednesday Open, ladies and gents, single stableford, 20 euro entry for G.U.I. visitors, including green fee;