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Naomh Conaill Club Notes 5th December 2012

There was no winner of last weeks lotto.The numbers drawn were 6,11,14 and 21. Two prizes of €50 went to John Molloy Mully Dance and Philip Gallagher Station Road. Next weeks jackpot is €4,300.

The final draw in this years 200 club took place at the bingo in the Highlands Hotel last Tuesday. 1st Prize €500 Eoin Waide Main Street. 5 prizes of €100 each Mary Thompson Ard Mc Gill, Leo Mc Loone Main Street, Annmarie Brennan Ardara, Martin Doherty Meenahalla and Daniel Roog Meenahalla.

In the clubs Last man standing there was only 2 people still in it last Saturday James O’Malley and Ciaran Thompson. Ciaran picked Arsenal who were beaten so James was the Last Man Standing after picking Liverpool. James wins €300.

The Minor board AGM will take place this Friday 7th December in the Clubhouse at 8.00pm. This is a very important meeting where underage managers for 2013 will be appointed. Anyone interested in helping out in any way is asked to attend.

The Clubs AGM will take place in the clubhouse on Friday 14th December at 8.00pm.

Well done to the U21 team who are through to the County final after beating Cloughaneely in the semi final 1-11 to 0-04.

Well done to the Donegal Vocational school on retaining their Ulster title. Congratulations to the Naomh Conaill lads involved Seosamh Mc Kelvey, Martin Regan and Kevin Mc Gettigan.

St. Columba’s Comprehensive School, Class of ’75 Reunion

The Comprehensive Class of 75 reunion is now confirmed for Friday 3rd August 2012.

It would be much appreciated that if anyone has photographs from this era, they would forward them by email to glentiescomp@gmail.com or by post to Leonard Breslin, 6 Dolphin Avenue, South Circular Road, Dublin 8. If posted, photographs will be retained and returned safely to senders.

In order to confirm your attendance at the reunion, which will include a 4-course dinner in the Highlands Hotel, the cost of which is €35, payment should be made to a dedicated bank account which has been set up for this purpose. When making payment, please ensure that the bank records your name so that we can track and maintain accurate records of all payments.

Account details required for payments made within the R.O.I. are as follows:

Bank Sort Code: 98 – 51 – 20
Bank Account No: 10418785

If paying outside the R.O.I, the following details are required in addition to the Bank Sort Code and Account Number (detailed above):

IBAN No: IE94ULSB98512010418785
Swift / BIC Code: ULSBIE2D

We would appreciate if payments could be made before the 30th June to facilitate the organisation of the reunion.

Glenties Notes 10th March 2012

Best Wishes
Prayers and good wishes to Fr. Pat for a speedy recovery.

60th Anniversary
Congratulations and Best Wishes to John and Isobel Mc Loone, Mill Road, Glenties, who celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary with family and friends on Saturday 25th February.

Bingo
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 28th February were – Brenda Byrne won the Jackpot of € 400. Rosaleen Melly, Rosemary Whelan, Mary Gallagher, Rosaleen Gallagher, Ardara, Marian Davison, Burtonport, Mary Ward, John Rodgers, Annagry, Anne Kennedy, Brenda Byrne and Mrs Monaghan won € 100 each. Mary Gleeson won € 60. Vera Breslin, Breege Roarty, Winnie Long, Fintown, Annette Carr, Mary Gleeson, Kathleen Griffin, Margaret Melly, Michelle Byrne and Nan Doherty won € 50 each. Joan Rodgers, Annagry, Fay Moore and Yvonne Doherty won € 25 each.

24 Hour Eucharistic Adoration
In preparation for the International Eucharistic Congress 2012 the Raphoe Diocese is having Continuous 24 Hour Adoration throughout the Parishes of the Diocese, beginning on Ash Wednesday and concluding on Good Friday. A Special Monstrance is being used and this is handed over from Parish to Parish. On Tuesday 13th March the Monstrance will be handed over from the Parish of Dungloe (Lettermacaward) to Glenties. Adoration will begin in this Parish on Tuesday 13th at 8.00 p.m. We will have 24 hour Continuous Adoration until we hand over the Monstrance to the Parish of Ardara on Wednesday evening – 14th March.

Sympathy
Sincere sympathy is extended to Fiona Kelly, Glenties Pharmacy, on the recent death of her father, John Hennigan, Lurganboy, Ardara; also to all the relatives and friends.

Iniskeel (Glenties / Fintown) Community Games
Anyone aged 6 yrs – 16 yrs wishing to take part in the Community Games this year need to register before Sunday 11th March. We will NOT be able to take registrations after this, as we will be running the area events shortly. Fee is € 5 per child and € 10 per family. In order to register please contact one of the following numbers 087 9704647 or 087 2121036.

Charity Ceilí
A Charity Ceilí will be held in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Sunday 18th March. Dancing is from 9 p.m. – 12 midnight. Music is by The Long Note and admission is €10 (including supper). All proceeds will go to – Palliative Care Team, Donegal Hospice.

Glenties Notes 3rd March 2012

Mass in Rossnowlagh
A bus will leave Mc Guinness’ Café at 6.00 p.m. on Tuesday 6th March and every first Tuesday for Mass in Rossnowlagh. The organisers wish to make an appeal for people to join them.

Bingo
The winners at the Bingo in The Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 21st February were – Sally Rodgers won the Jackpot of € 400. Anthony Burke, Bruckless, Geraldine Jordan, Carmel Doherty, Sally Mc Guigan, Ann Mc Dyre, Nora Mc Hugh, Fiona Boyle and Fay Moore won €100 each. Kitty Mc Glynn, Bridie Boyle, Mary Breslin, John Boyle, Brown Kid, Breege Gallagher, Nora Gallagher, Mary Gallagher, Bridie Doherty, Margaret Murray, Shannon Keys and Nancy Gallagher won € 50 each. Bernadette Mc Brearty, Kathleen Griffin, and Josie Gallagher won € 35 each. Pauline Mohan Breege Roarty, Lisa Coughlan and Liz Buckley won € 25 each.

‘Dancing At Lughnasa’
Glenties Drama Group will present Brian Friel’s ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’ in Glenties Community Centre on Friday 2nd March, Saturday 3rd March and Sunday 4th March. There is great local interest in the play as it reflects Friel’s memories of his childhood visits to his aunts in Glenties. So make it a date for your diary and come and enjoy an evening of live theatre.

Quiz
Congratulations to Nathan Craig, Joe O’ Donnell, Niamh O’Donnell and Nathan Byrne from 5th Class in Scoil Mhuire, who won the South West Garda Divisional Final held last week in St. Columba’s Comprehensive School, Glenties. Best wishes in the County Final in Letterkenny on March 22nd.

X-Factor 2012
This Year’s X-Factor takes place in M25 Glenties, Saturday 3rd March at 10 p.m. sharp. The beneficiaries this year are – Donegal Hospice, The Ronald Mc Donald House, (which provides accommodation for the families of seriously ill children, who are hospitalised at Our Lady’s Hospital, Crumlin) and The Glenties Playground. A great night’s fun is guaranteed with 12 unmissable acts ‘strutting their stuff’ for charity. Lines are on sale locally at just € 2 per line for a raffle to be held on the night.

Charity Ceilí
A Charity Ceilí will be held in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Sunday 18th March. Dancing is from 9 p.m. – 12 midnight. Music is by The Long Note and admission is €10 (including supper). All proceeds will go to – Palliative Care Team, Donegal Hospice.

Glenties Bridge Club News 28th February 2012

Winners of the Glenties Bridge Club Cancer Charity night held in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Monday 13th February.

Nuala Murphy and Mary O'Flanaghan (3rd Prize), Jim Gallagher and Jim Gallagher (2nd Prize), Connell Mc Loone and J.C Boyle (Winners), Mary Claire O'Donnell and Paddy McHugh (4th Prize)

 

The winners of the Holmes Wilson Trophy National Teams Championship which was held in the Radisson Hotel Athlete on 11th and 12th February. This team competition was restricted to players of Master and Intermediate A Grades. Donegal can be proud to have on the winning team Connell McLoone , Glenties with his regular partner Pat McDaid who is a member of the Glenties and Derry Bridge Clubs their team of four was composed of two other players John Noonan. Carol-Ann Cummins from the Dublin Bridge Clubs.

Pat McDaid, John Noonan, Carol-Ann Cummins, The 2011-12 CBAI President, Sheila Gallagher and Connell McLoone, Glenties

Glenties Notes 17th February 2012

The Late Mary Anne Mc Callig
The death took place in The Hillcrest Nursing Home, Letterkenny on Wednesday 1st February 2012 of Mary Anne Mc Callig, Edeninfagh, Glenties. Her Remains were brought to her home on Thursday and to The Church of The Holy Family, Edeninfagh on Saturday morning. Fr. Pat Prendergast, Fr. Denis Quinn and Fr. Aodhan Cannon concelebrated RequiemMass. Members of the family did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought up the Gifts. Singing was by Breidin Gallagher accompanied by her son Darragh on Guitar. Burial took place in Edeninfagh Graveyard. Mary Anne was predeceased by her husband John some years ago. Her brother John also predeceased her. She is survived by three sons, John, James and Pat, two daughters, Eibhlín and Mary, one brother, Paddy Ward, Edeninfagh, grandchildren, nieces, nephews other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.

Thanks
Sincere thanks to Michael Boyle, Limelight, Glenties, for organising a very successful Fundraising ‘Country Night’ for the Little Angels School. He raised € 7,200, which was presented to Margaret Kennedy, Deputy Principal in the school. Thanks to all the acts who performed free on the night, the bus and taxi drivers who provided free transport, the walkers, those who gave donations and sponsorship and everyone who supported in any way.

Bingo
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 7th February 2012 were – Fiona Gallagher won the Jackpot of € 400. Maire Doyle, Anne Byrne, Ardara, Rosaleen Melly, Anthony, Doochary, Fiona Boyle, Peter Sweeney, Anne Quinn, Martin Mc Taggart and Ann Mc Hugh, Glengesh won € 100 each. James Gallagher, Patricia Whyte, Fidelma Burke, May Kennedy, Carmel Doherty, Nellie Maguire, Frosses, Ann Quinn and Rose Mc Groarty won € 50 each. Rosaleen Melly won € 40. Margo Gallagher, Hugo Gallagher, Bridget Bonner won € 35 each. Margaret Gallagher, F. Doherty, Bernadette Gallagher, Frosses, Christine Mc Cool and M.M. Mc Gettigan won € 25 each.

Charity Ceilí
A Charity Ceilí will be held in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Sunday 18th March. Dancing is from 9 p.m. – 12. Music is by The Long Note and admission is €10 (including supper). All proceeds will go to – Palliative Care Team, Donegal Hospice

Glenties Community T.V. – Regarding Payments
The payment of the € 10 can be made to Martin Breslin, The Craft Gallery on Main Street, Glenties.

Naomh Conaill C.I.G. Presentation Night
A Hot Buffet and Dance will take place in the Highlands Hotel Glenties on Saturday 18th February at 8 p.m. Music is by ‘Derailed’. Tickets are € 20 and are available from the Paperstop, The Co-op and The Craft Gallery or contact Rosaleen Doherty on 087-6235023 or Owen Mc Geehan, Fintown on 2506653. Donegal County Manager, Jim Mc Guinness is the Special Guest.

Garda Retirements
Garda Gerry Corcoran will retire from the Garda Síochána after 38 years of dedicated service in the Donegal Division. To mark this achievement, join Gerry for celebratory drinks in Leo’s Bar, Glenties on February 17th February at 9 p.m.

Garda / Community Function
To mark the retirement and acknowledge the service of Sergeant Sean Mc Kenna, Ardara, Garda Martin Tonry, Clogher and Garda John Kilbane, Ardara a function will be held in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel, Ardara on Saturday 25th February. Doors open at 9 p.m.; donations at door. Everyone is welcome.

Mullantyboyle Bridge
Cllr Terence Slowey has been informed that under the Regional and Local Roads Allocations 2012 € 350,000 has been approved for the replacement of the MullantyboyleBridge. Cllr Slowey would like to thank Mr. Charles Hanlon who coordinated the petition with over 200 signatures and together with myself arranged the necessary meetings with the County Council. Cllr Slowey would also like to thank all who signed the petition and the people of Glenties in supporting him to get this project underway. We now look forward to the completion of this job and the walkers and all those who use this bridge availing of it again.

Cash for Clobber
Scoil Mhuire is having another ‘Cash for Clobber’ collection on Tuesday 28th February. We welcome all bags of men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, belts, handbags, bed linen (no duvets) curtains, paired shoes etc… We would like to thank you for your support for our past collections and look forward to this one being another success.

Dancing At Lughnasa
Glenties Drama Group is in full swing with rehearsals for their upcoming production of Brian Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa in Glenties Community Centre on March 2nd, 3rd, 4th. There is great local interest in the play as it reflects Friel’s memories of his childhood visits to his aunts in Glenties. So make it a date for your diary and come and enjoy an evening of live theatre.

Glenties Notes 9th February 2012

Bingo
Winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 31st January were – John Mc Loone and Anne Davison won € 200 each. Maura Kilbane, Anne Furey, Denise Campbell, Bridget Mc Cabe, Frosses, Bridget Mc Cabe, Frosses, Brenda Reid, Sarah Mc Glynn and L. Doherty won € 100 each. Bridie Boyle, John O’ Donnell, Norah Gallagher, Eileen Maguire, Mary Ward, Fidelma Burke, Annie Deane, Rose Mc Fadden, Paddy Mc Gill, Nan Doherty and B. Fitzpatrick won € 50 each. Emily Thompson won € 40. Paddy Moore, Anne White, Bernadette Gallagher, John O’ Donnell, Teresa Molloy and Shaun Maloney won € 25 each.

Sympathy
Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Joe Boyle formerly of Glen Road, Glenties who died recently in Canada. Joe was a brother of the late Eugene Boyle, Glen Road.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the wife and family and all the relatives and friends of Charlie Deacy, Quay Road, Ballina, Co. Mayo, who died on Thursday 26th January 2012 in CastlebarHospital. Charlie came to Glenties as an Inspector in 1973. He was promoted to Superintendent in 1980 and was transferred to Letterkenny. He returned to Glenties as permanent Superintendent in 1981 where he remained until 1988, when he was transferred to Ballina. He lived on the Ardara Road, Glenties before he built his new home on the Glen Road. He is survived by his wife Maura, three daughters, Evelyn Caroline and Regina and one son, Cathal.

Charity Ceilí
A Charity Ceilí will be held in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Sunday 18th March. Dancing is from 9 p.m. – 12. Music is by The Long Note and admission is €10 (including supper). All proceeds will go to – Palliative Care Team, Donegal Hospice

Naomh Conaill C.I.G. Presentation Night
A Hot Buffet and Dance will take place in the Highlands Hotel Glenties on Saturday 18th February at 8 p.m. Music is by ‘Derailed’. Tickets are € 20 and are available in the Paperstop, The Co-op and The Craft Gallery.

Volunteers Wanted
The Glenties Community Action Group is looking for volunteers to help organise events in the town, i.e. St Patrick’s Day Parade, Music Festival etc. Please contact Carmel on 087 9307423.

Collection – Thanks
The Bluestack Special Needs Foundation Church Gate Collection, taken up recently, amounted to € 565 in Glenties and € 110 in Edeninfagh. Thank You to everyone who made a contribution.

Chiropody Clinic
There will be chiropody clinic in the Glenties Day Centre on Monday 13th February. Ring Margaret on 087 1417180 for appointment.

Zumba Fitness Classes in Glenties
Every Tuesday Morning at 10.45 a.m. & Every Wednesday Evening at 7 p.m. in the Community Centre, Glenties. Zumba exercises include music with fast and slow rhythms. The music comes from dance styles including cumbia, salsa, merengue, mambo, flamenco, chachacha & reggaeton. You don’t need a partner or to be a good dancer to Zumba, just follow my simple moves & before you know it, you’ll be getting a great cardio workout in a fun party atmosphere!! Wear runners, comfortable clothes & bring a bottle of water. Dance breakdowns during every class so you can join in at your own pace. Enquiries to; Bridget on 087 913 0558 or on Facebook: Zumbardara.

Preparation Programme for First Holy Communion
The Parish based Programme for First Holy Communion called – “Do This in Memory” will continue Next Sunday – 12th February at 11 a.m. Mass.

Kilkenny National School
Enrolment Forms for the School Year 2012 / 2013 are available at the school now. Telephone 9544270.

St. Riaghan’s N. S. Drimnacrosh
Enrolment Forms are available from the School Office from Monday 6th February until Monday 13th February. Children will be invited to experience School Life at a later date in June.

Scoil Mhuire
Enrolment Day for Scoil Mhuire takes place on Friday 10th February between 1.30 p.m. and 3 .00 p.m. You may bring your child to see his / her new classroom and perhaps meet a few new friends.

Glenties Community T.V. – Regarding Payments
The payment of the € 10 can be made to Martin Breslin, The Craft Gallery on Main Street, Glenties.

Special Olympics
Special Olympics will hold their Annual Church Gate Collection next weekend Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th February. Special Olympics rely on this collection to help them raise the necessary funds to continue their work with existing athletes.

Art Classes
Johnny Boyle Art Classes have begun again in the Highlands Hotel on Tuesday Nights at 8.00 p.m.

Marie Keating Information Bus Cancellation
Unfortunately the Marie Keating Cancer Information Mobile Unit will NOT be in Ardara on 14th February.

Naomh Conaill Notes 8th February 2012

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 9,16,22&28. Two prizes of €50 went to Margaret Sweeney Ardara and Stephen Mc Kelvey, Naomh Conaill senior team. Next weeks jackpot is €3,300.

The Clubs hot buffet presentation dance will take place in the Highlands Hotel on Saturday 18th February @ 8pm. Music by Derailed. Tickets €20 and are available from The Paperstop, The Craft gallery, The Co-Op or contact Rosaleen Doherty.

There is a referees refreshers course on Thursday 16th February @ 7.30pm and an umpires course on Wednesday 29th February @ 7.30pm. Both courses are in Jackson’s Hotel Ballybofey. Anyone interested is asked to contact Patsy Furey.

Club membership for 2012 is now due. €30 for adult membership and €10 for youth. There is also €100 membership which includes membership and entry into the weekly lotto. Membership forms are now available on the clubs website. There will be a registration night in the Clubhouse on Friday 10th February between 8 & 9pm.

The club would like to wish the County Vocational school team especially manager Seosamh Mc Kelvey, mentor Martin Regan and our players James Doherty and Ciaran Thompson the best of luck when they take on Cavan in the rescheduled Ulster final this Wednesday 8th February.

St. Patrick's Day Parade Preparations

Glenties Community Action Group are having a parade on St Patrick’s Day.

To contribute to the planning of this exciting and fun-filled event, please come along to the Highlands Hotel on Friday 3rd February @ 7pm.

Your community needs you !

Naomh Conaill Notes 31st January 2012

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn 1,4,15&28. Two prizes of €50 went to Charles Melly Gortnasillagh Glenties and Fiona Boyle Main St Glenties. Next weeks jackpot is €3,200.

Club membership for 2012 is now due. Adult membership is €30 and youth €10. There is also €100 membership which includes membership and entry into the weekly lotto.

The Clubs Hot Buffet presentation dance will take place in the Highlands Hotel on Saturday 18th February @8pm. Music by Derailed. Tickets €20 and are available from The Paperstop, The Craft gallery, The Co-Op or contact Rosaleen Doherty.

Congratulations to Leo Mc Loone who was appointed Naomh Conaill minor manager for 2012 and to James Ellis who was appointed oifig na gaeilge.

There will be a referees beginners course on Saturday 4th February @ 9.30am. A referees refreshers course on Thursday 16th February @ 7.30pm. An umpires course on Wednesday 29th February @ 7.30pm. All courses are in Jackson’s hotel Ballybofey. Anyone interested in any of the courses is asked to contact Patsy Furey.

There is a meeting for Naomh Conaill senior ladies on Saturday @ 8.30. Any new players welcomed.

The club is seeking applications for reserve and 3rd team managers. Anyone interested can apply to club secretary Patsy Furey. Closing date is Friday 3rd February.

The club would like to wish the Donegal team especially manager Jim Mc Guinness and our players Anthony, Leo, Eoin, Marty, Dermot, Johnny and backroom member Joe good luck for the National football league