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Glenties Notes 16th September 2010

Harvest Queen 2010
Congratulations to Shauna Mc Grath (representing Nighthawks) who was selected as this year’s Harvest Queen at a dance in the Highlands Hotel on Sunday Night.

Bingo
Winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre on Tuesday night were – Breege Roarty won the Jackpot of € 400. Mrs. Monaghan, Peggy Molloy, Fintown, Breege Roarty, P. Connaghan, Maura Boyle, Eileen Sweeney, Bernadette Mc Devitt, Joseph Martin, Ardara, Aggie O’ Sullivan, Leitir and Mary Breslin won € 100 each. Bernie Maguire, Binbane, Teresa Molloy, Fintown, Annie Deane, Kilcar, Bridie Boyle, Jean Boyle, Ardara, Christine Mc Cool, Catriona Gallagher, Norah Gallagher, Ann White and Margaret Murray won € 50 each. Fiona Gallagher and Maura Boyle won € 25 each.

Weight Watchers
Weight Watchers classes have recommenced on Thursdays in the Community Centre, Glenties from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Night Classes
Enrollment for Night Classes in the Comprehensive School will take place on Monday 20th September from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Weekly French Classes
Weekly French Classes will begin soon for 5 – 6 year olds, 7 – 8 year olds and 9 – 12 year olds. For more information contact Melinda Jackson on 086 3008276 or 9551453.

Thanks
The Voluntary Missionary Movement would like to thank everyone who contributed to the Collection taken up at Mass on 14th and 15th August, following a talk by Jim the VMM Volunteer. The amount donated was € 1,481.00.

Trócaire
Trócaire’s Director Justin Kilcullen has extended a heartfelt ‘Thank You’ for the Pakistan Appeal Collection. Your support will save lives.

Pilates Classes
Pilates Classes are recommencing in the Health Centre, Fintown on Monday 20th September from 7.30p.m. – 8.30 p.m. Beginners are welcome. Please contact Martina on 086 3846302 to reserve a place.

Naomh Conaill Notes 14th September 2010

The seniors and reserves had victories at home to St Eunans in the league last Sunday. The seniors won 2-8 to 0-12 and this victory guarantees they stay in Div 1 for next year and the reserves won 2-8 to 1-9. The seniors next game is the Co Final against Killybegs on Sunday 3rd October. The reserves are home to Ardara this Saturday in the league at 4.30pm. The 3rds are also at home this Saturday and they play Glenfin at 6pm.

The Club, in conjunction with the Glenties Harvest Fair Festival Committee staged a very successful and competitive tournament on Saturday 11th September. A feast of football was served up by the A and B players from Ardara, Dungloe, Killybegs and Naomh Conaill. The ‘A’ competition was an epic battle with three teams Dungloe, Killybegs and Naomh Conaill finishing all square on points at the finish. Instead of deciding the winner on scoring difference a draw was made that resulted in Killybegs defeating Dungloe in a play-off game. The stage was then set for a Killybegs V Naomh Conaill final and this was won convincingly by a well drilled Killybegs side. Well done Daffy!.

The ‘B’ tournament was won comfortably by the home side Naomh Conaill, winning all their games and ending a very successful year for this group of players.

Well done to all the children and their mentors and a big thank you as always to the ladies who once again looked after the catering and to our referee’s Ronan, Damien and Hughie.

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

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

Anyone interested in going to the Ladies All Ireland Final in Croke Park can contact Shaun at 086 3427210

Harvest Fair TV Now Live!

The cameras are in place the Harvest Fair is about to start and Harvest Fair TV is now Live.

With special thanks to Swift Security for supplying and installing the cameras on the street we now have better than ever coverage of the Harvest Fair Festival.

All the cameras can be viewed on one page http://www.glenties.ie/glenties-tv/ All the cameras may not always  be broadcasting but there should be at least one camera broadcasting at a time. Each event will be recorded and can be viewed again at a later date on the ustream page.

Some of the events that we hope to be showing live are:

Thursday 9th
8pm – Official Opening with Special Guest – Donegal senior football manager Jim Mc Guinness.
Music To Follow after with – “Shaun Mc Monagle”
Saturday 11th
5:30pm – Ceili Dancing on Main Street. Music by Tory Sound

7pm – Annual Harvest Fair 10K Road Race in aid of Donegal Mountain Rescue. €10 entry fee. For more info contact Brendan on 086 3530537

8pm – Live Music by De-Railed on Main Street
Sunday 12th
2:30pm – Iron Stomach Competition. An event in which people dare to eat the uneatable

3pm – Live Music by Rambling Fever on Main Street

4pm – Float and Band Parade. Cash Prizes for best float, Kids Fancy Dress, Individual Fancy Dress. For more information contact 086 8656312

6pm – Live Music by Knights of Leon on Main Street. Kings of Leon tribute band.

Monday 13th
10am – Busking in Aid of the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland Donegal Branch

Harvest Fair Traffic Plan

The following is a message from An Garda Siochana:

Sunday 12th Sept. ’10
The main street will be closed to traffic for the duration of the parade. This will be for approx. 1 hour from the start of the parade.

Alternative routes will be via Alter and Mullantyboyle.

Monday 13th of Sept. ’10
No traffic through the town from 8am until 9pm. A one-way system will be in operation during this time.

Traffic approaching town from Ardara direction will be diverted at Connaghans Hardware Store via Mullantyboyle.

Traffic approaching from Dungloe direction will be allowed into town as far as the Grotto and then diverted out Station Road.

Traffic from the Fintown direction will be diverted via Alter.

Traffic from the Glen Road will be directed out the Mill Road.

There will be No Parking allowed on the Alter and Mullantyboyle roads.

We would ask all locals to assist us by using this one way system the same as a large roundabout and NOT to attempt to go against the flow of traffic.

We would also ask all businesses to avoid having deliveries made on the 13th, as the plan is to keep HGV traffic to a minimum on the Fair day. Please advise all HGV users to avoid Glenties on the 13th of Sept.

While we appreciate that this is an inconvenience for locals, your cooperation with the flow of traffic will greatly assist us in keeping the main street free of traffic for the Fair day and thank you for your cooperation.

John Mc Groary, Sergeant.
An Garda Siochana

Glenties Notes 3rd September 2010

Dancing Weekend
Club Ceilí na Gleantaí presents the Annual Weekend of Dancing from 17th – 19th September in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties.  Dances – Friday 17th September – Welcome Ceilí / Sets with Triskell Ceilí Band. 9.30 p.m. – 12.30 a.m.                Saturday 18th September – Ceilí / Sets with Copperplate Ceilí Band – 9.30pm. – 12.30a.m.  Sunday 19th September – Farewell Dance with Copperplate Ceilí Band – 2p.m. – 5p.m.

Admission to dances is € 10.  Workshops – Saturday – Set Dancing with Padráig and Róisín Mc Eneaney and Sean Nós with Michael and Kathleen Mc Glynn – 10.30a.m.–1.00p.m. and 2p.m. – 4.30p.m.  Sunday – Donegal two-hand dances with Connie Mc Kelvey and Anne Connaghan 11a.m. – 1.00p.m.  Live music by the Gallagher Sisters.  Admission to workshops is € 5.  Weekend Ticket is € 30.  Refreshments will be served at all dances. (More Info)

Bingo
The winners at the Bingo on Tuesday 24th August in the Community Centre. Glenties were – Sandra Moore won the Jackpot of € 400.  Brenda Reid, Lisa Corchran, Sally Mc Hugh, Lisa Corchran, Dim Melly, Pauline Mc Aodhran, Noreen Mc Devitt and Margaret Gallagher won € 100 each.  Christopher Hanlon, Lettermacaward, Brenda Reid, Breid Roarty, Maura Kilbane, Ardara, Anthony Burke, Killybegs, Annie Deane, Kilcar, Mary Gallagher, Ardaghey, Tracy Hegarty, Stranorlar, Patsy Martin, Cathy Connell, Portnoo and Brenda Bonner, Sarah Gallagher, Eileen Gallagher and Bridget Mc Elwaine            won € 50 each.  Bingo every Tuesday night in the Community Centre, Glenties.  Doors open at 8.30 p.m.  Every Line € 50.  Every House € 100.  Jackpot € 400.

Youth Choir
The Youth Choir will meet for the first time this term on Saturday 4th September at 5.30 p.m. in The Chapel.  All members are asked to attend and new members are always welcome.  The usual practise is two rehearsals and one Mass each month.

Weightwatchers
The Glenties Weightwatchers Class will reopen this Thursday 9th September in the Community Centre from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Weigh in from 6p.m. – 6.30. p.m. Talk from 6.30 to 7 p.m.  Everyone is welcome.

Bonner Cannon School of Irish Dancing
Classes have resumed on Tuesdays in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties.  Beginners and junior dancers welcome at 4 00p.m.  Advanced class at 5.00 p.m.

Fastcom Broadband sponsor Glenties Harvest Fair TV

We’re very glad to announce that Fastcom Broadband have agreed to sponsor this year’s Harvest Fair TV by supplying us with a high speed internet connection.

The connection will allow us to stream live video over the duration of the festival from different locations and give the best coverage so far of the Harvest Fair Festival online. From next Thursday 9th September the cameras will be live both here on Glenties.ie and on UStream (http://www.ustream.tv/user/Glenties).

To receive updates on when we’re broadcasting follow us on twitter or facebook.

About Fastcom Broadband

From our base in Sligo town, Fastcom’s broadband network provides services to the counties of Sligo, Donegal, Mayo & Leitrim. Unlike many other operators in the market Fastcom’s network is completely independantly owned allowing us to ensure customers receive the highest level of service.  At Fastcom we pride ourselves on offering unriavaled levels of both expertise & service.

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Regional Employment Outreach

The Regional Employment Service can help long term unemployed to get back in full time employment / identify training opportunities, prepare CV and fill out application forms and much more.  So if you wish to avail of our service:

The Outreach Officer will be in attendance in The Community Centre, Glenties on 6th September 2010 from 2.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.  No appointment necessary.  Further enquiries to Helen or Mary 074 9128010.

This Service is supported by DLDC and ICTU and is free and totally confidential.

Narin & Portnoo Golf Club Notes 31st August 2010

The club can feel very proud of its youth team following its narrow defeat to Ballyliffin in the County Final last weekend. To lose by a single hole after 108 holes of golf is heart-breaking but the lads can attest that they performed admirably and took defeat in the true spirit of the game. Following their semi-final victory the previous weekend, Martin Roarty had his charges practising for the home and away tussle ahead. Ballyliffin came down to Narin on Saturday and the resultant 2-1 victory for the home side was well-merited. The return match on Sunday was keenly contested, with our club captain enjoying the lads’ skill and fortitude. Alas, it was not to be and Ballyliffin proved themselves worthy champions. This was Narin and Portnoo’s third final appearance in four years, a testament to the work being done by the junior convenors and our club professionals.

John Molloy ripped the course apart last Wednesday, chiselling out two nines of 22 points for a fantastic one under par gross round of 72. John was out in level par, a bogey on four cancelled by a birdie on nine. An ugly seven on ten could have upset the apple cart, but John replied immediately, birdying eleven, thirteen and fourteen. Another bogey on seventeen left him requiring a par for a 73, but being a good Glenties G.A.A. man, John finished strongly, sinking a putt for birdie on the last. His fourball gaped in awe.

Frankie Kennedy was the only player to match his handicap last Sunday as the combination of windy conditions and tricky pins contributed to big scores on many cards in the Maguire Meats stroke competition. The Killybegs golfer did not enjoy the best of front nines, finishing with two double bogeys, but apart from a double also on fourteen, the golf coming home was exemplary, with six pars on the card. Owen Boner responded to my recent pep talk, winning his category with panache on a break-off-tie. The C.S.S. was high, reflecting the difficulty of the conditions, so only reductions of handicap applied.

The Captain’s Outing to Ballyliffin is scheduled for October 9th and 10th. The cost is 110 euro per person sharing for two rounds of golf, bed and breakfast, an evening meal and prize-fund. Non-golfers are welcome to come for just 80 euro. Places are limited, so please contact the professionals as soon as possible.

Results:
August 29: Maguire Meats 1. Frankie Kennedy (13) 73; 2. Charlie Tully (12) 75 b.o.t.; 3. Joe Conneely (15) 75; Cat A Paul Cooney (9) 76 b.o.t.; Cat B Owen Boner (14) 76 b.o.t.; Cat C Pat Gallagher (18) 76; Nines: Connell Gavigan (21) 34.5; Kevin Patton (9) 35.5; CSS 76;
August 25: Wednesday Open 1. John Molloy (7) 44; 2. Sean Macklin (20) 41; 3. Jim Young Snr. (6) 40; CSS 73; Twos: 2 balls

Fixtures:
Saturday/Sunday September 4/5: Am-Am, 36 holes, teams of four, team and individual prizes, ladies and gents, open.
Wednesday, September 8: Wednesday Open, ladies and gents, single stableford, 20 euro entry for G.U.I. visitors, including green fee;

Harvest Fair TV & Radio Station sponsored by FastCom Broadband

Due to the success of last year’s festival webcam we are planning to go bigger and better this year by doing live video broadcasts online and hopefully live radio broadcasts locally.

Currently the events scheduled to be shown are the opening on Wednesday 10th, the Fair Day on Friday 12th and the Parade on Sunday 14th. The start and end times of each broadcast are yet to be decided.

To help us make this a success we require some help with the following things:

  • We need people to help us test the online broadcasting. We would like people in different parts of the country and even the world to join in with this so we can get a better idea of what’s possible.
  • We require more cameras, the more cameras we have the more we can show of the festival. If you have a video camera that can be used as a webcam or just an ordinary webcam that you wouldn’t mind us borrowing for 2 weeks please let us know. Also if anyone has a business connection that could get us outdoor video cameras that would be brilliant.
  • We need some help with setting up the radio transmitter. If anyone has any experience with radio equipment please let us know.

If you can help us with anything above or if you have any further ideas please contact us at glenties@gmail.com

Finally we’d like to thank our sponsors FastCom Broadband who are supplying our internet connection to make all our online broadcasts happen.


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Phone: 1890 71 71 71
www.fastcom.ie

Naomh Conaill – A History of the Naomh Conaill GAA Club in Glenties

The year 1921 saw the formation of the Gaelic Athletic Association in Glenties. However the playing of a hurling match between Kilraine and Brackey (Ardara) in the summer of 1905 was perhaps the first time Gaelic games as we now know them were played in the parish of Inniskeel. This match was arranged by Alex McDyer, Kilraine and Charles McGill, Brackey.

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