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Narin & Portnoo Golf Club Notes 19th July 2011

Our club was deeply saddened this week to hear that Sean Houston, past Captain (2009), had passed away. Sean was an outstanding gentleman and a great ambassador for the club over the years. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time.

Our open competition for the 12th July was won by Jim Harley, Strabane, with an excellent score of 40 points – it has not gone unnoticed that Jim has figured well in the prizes of late!

1. Jim Harley (10) 40pts 2. Stephen Cooper (13) 39pts 3. Barney Cunningham (24) 38pts bot

Our Wednesday Open was well supported with 135 in the field. Hughie Moore with two good birdies on the first and the treacherous 15th paved the way for a total of 40 points – yet another consistent performer – thankfully for club teams also!

1. Hughie Moore (12) 40pts 2. Harry Magee (12) 37pts bot 3. Marshall Humphreys (14) 37pts bot

A fantastic couple of days golf was had by all on the 8th/9th July at the annual Narin & Portnoo PGA Pro Am in association with the Harcourt Hotel, Dublin.  There was a great buzz about the club house as the tournament kicked off early on Friday morning.  With the skills of top Pros on view, including European Tour player Simon Thornton and Ryder Cup hero Philip Walton there was much good play to admire.Competition was intense with Peter Martin (Riverside Golf Academy) and Eamon Brady (Clontarf Golf Club) leading in the clubhouse shooting 68(-5) after day one. Indeed, with 11 of the 47 Pros breaking par on day one it ensured there would be much interest in day two.  In the end Mark O’Sullivan, (Ashbourne Golf Club) pipped one of the over night leaders Eamonn Brady (68,72 – 140) to the post shooting a fantastic 69 to add to his 70 for a total of 139,7 under par.

The team prize was won by Barrie Trainor (Pro) who was ably assisted by Des Turley and friends.

Finally, further congratulations to Sean Hanrahan and his Ulster Cup Team who defeated Warrenpoint on Sunday – it was a close match with a scare or two at the end! We wish them all the best in the last 8 of the competition – onwards and upwards!

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

Glenties Notes 21st April 2011

90th Birthday
Congratulations to Fanny Billingsley, Mullantyboyle and formerly of Letterilly, Glenties, who celebrated her 90th Birthday recently, and wishing her many more happy and healthy years among us.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Mena Mc Gettigan, Mill Road, Glenties and the extended Keeney family on the death recently in England of Mena’s sister, Mamie Reilly (nee Keeney) formerly of Drimnacrosh, Glenties; also to all the relatives and friends.

Congratulations to the 73 boys and girls from the Parish who received the Sacrament of Confirmation in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties from Bishop Philip Boyce on Sunday 10th April 2011. They were – Fintown – Leanne Mc Monagle, Oran McDevitt, FrancisMcDevitt, James McDevitt, Conor McKeown, Stephen McGlynn, Kaolan McGill, Kaolan Mc Monagle, Clodagh Boyle, Tara McKelvey, Victoria Bonner, Sinead McDevitt, Ailish McDevitt, Fionnuala Doherty, Tara Black, Sarah Long, Denis Quinn, and Ronan O’Donnell. Edeninfagh – Stella Greene, Jonathan Campbell and Ryan Hunter. Scoil Mhuire – Oliver Agnew, Dion Bonner, Danielle Boyle, James Boyle, Michaela Boyle, Ryan Boyle, Niamh Brennan, Conor Breslin, Gwendoline Byrne, Tony Byrne, Ryan Craig, Cian Doherty, Jack Flannery, Kirsty Gallagher, Kevin Gavigan, Dylan Lynch, Shane McDevitt, Charlie McDonnell, Eoin McGettigan, Amy McGrath, Paul McGuinness, Daniel McLoone, Dara Beth McLoone, Nicola Mc Loone, Mary Mannering, Caoimhe Molloy, Paul Molloy, Ronan Molloy, Amelia Nethercoat, Jamie O’Donnell, Pauric McDwyer, Logan Quinn and Deirbhile Ward. St Riaghan’s N.S. – Evanna Byrne, Eileen Elizabeth Conway and Kieran Gallagher, Zachary Gillespie, Tanya Harvey, Kirsty McDyer, Manus McDyer, Claire McGeehan, Caoimhe McGrenra, Ellie MacInnes, Chloe McNelis, Dáire O’Donnell, Gemma O’Donnell, Joshua Perraton and Jamie Toland. Kilkenny N.S. – Alisha Kee, Martin McDyer, Theresa Melly and David Moore.

The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 11th April – were – Maureen Gildea won the Jackpot of € 400. Mary Ward, Cloghan, Christine Mc Cool, Vincent Ward, Breid Gallagher, Michael Langan, Breid Gallagher, Margaret Murray, Eilish O’ Donnell, Sarah Mc Glynn and Hugh Gallagher won € 100 each. James Quinn, Cloghan, Kathleen Boyle, Teresa Mc Kelvey, Ella Langan, Letty Doherty, Mary Ellen Bonner, Margaret Melly, May Kennedy, Peter Sweeney and Margaret Melly won € 50 each. Cathy Connell, Anne Furey and Julian Molloy won € 20 each.

A Dance will take place in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Sunday 1st May. Dance starts at 10 00 p.m. and music is by Rambling Fever.

Holy Week
Times of Services in Holy Week: St. Connell’s Church Glenties – Holy Thursday – 7.30 p.m. Good Friday – 3.00 p.m. and ‘An Hour around the Cross’ at 9.00 p.m. Holy Saturday Easter Vigil – 9.00 p.m. Candles will be provided for use during the Service of Light.

Church of the Holy Family Edeninfagh: Holy Thursday – 7.30 p.m. Good Friday – 3.00 p.m. Holy Saturday – 9.00 p.m.

Family Mass: The 11a.m. Mass on Easter Sunday in St. Connell’s Church. Glenties will be celebrated as the Family Mass; the Children of the Parish will prepare the Liturgy.

“This is Me” Ceremony: The First Holy Communion Children of Kilkenny N.S. and Scoil Mhuire will take part in the “This is Me” Ceremony next Sunday 24th April at 11 a.m. Mass.

“Enrolment Sunday”: The First Holy Communion Children of Edeninfagh N.S. will take part in the “Enrolment Sunday” Ceremony at 9.30 Mass on Sunday 1st May.

Eucharistic Bell
The 50th International Congress will take place from the 10th June to the 17th June 2012 in Dublin. As part of the preparations for this historic event every Parish / Diocese is asked to prepare for this huge International Church Event. A Eucharistic Bell, representing ‘the call to prayer’, will travel around each Parish and Diocese in Ireland. On Thursday morning 5th May it comes to Glenties from Dungloe Parish. The Congress Bell will arrive in Ard Patrick, where a procession will carry it along the Main Street and into the Church. Benediction followed by a Votive Mass of the Holy Eucharistic, will take place. Volunteers from the parish are needed – already the young people from the local schools and groups will participate – but we need more help. If you would like to help in any way, please contact Fr. Shane on 9551136 and for more information please go to the official Eucharistic Congress website –

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 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.

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 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).

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.

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

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.

Naomh Conaill Notes 1st March 2011

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 5,7,17,21. Two prizes of 50 Euro went to Martin Bonner and John Bonner, Glen Road. The jackpot now stands at 5,500 Euro.

Good luck to the Glenties Comprehensive U14 team who play Virginia College in Ulster Final this Thursday at the Athletic Grounds Armagh at 1pm.

The Donegal Vocational School team drew with Cork in controversial circumstances in Swords last Saturday and the replay has being fixed for Pearse Stadium, Galway on St Patricks Day.

The AGM was cancelled last Sunday because of a beareavement and it will now be on this Sunday at 6pm in the clubhouse.

The Donegal GAA Banquet is on this Friday 4th March in Jacksons Hotel. The club will be presented with the club of the year award and 4 players from the club will be presented with their Ulster U21 medals. Tickets are 35 Euro and anyone interested can contact Muriel Hegarty.

The senior team will play in the Joe Larry Tournament in Ardara this Saturday night.

The ladies registration will take place this Friday night 4th March in the clubhouse from 8pm-9pm.All those intending to play or be involved with any team need to be registered. A parent/guardian needs to attend for underage players. New members are welcome. The fees are adult players 51 Euro, U18 players 36 Euro and U 10s 21 Euro, Non players 26 Euro(this applies to all managers, mentors, coaches, refs or anyone helping on the sideline).

Naomh Conaill Notes 24th November 2010

All roads lead to Clones this Sunday as we wish our senior team and management the best of luck in their quest to make history and won the Ulster Club Championship for the first time. They face Crossmaglen the most sucesssful team in Ulster club football. This is the biggest day in the clubs history and we are expecting a big crowd of supporters to travel to the game and to maxamize our support and to create a better atmosphere for the team we would recommend all Naomh Conaill supporters go to the main stand and sit together between the halfway line and the town end goals. Throw in time is 2pm.

The club held a very sucessful Tea Party in the Highlands Hotel last Saturday night and we would like to thank everyone who put in so much hard work to make it such a great night and all the people that supported on the night.

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 1,11,21,26. Two prizes of 50 Euro went to Hazel Staunton, Portnoo and Gracey Trimble, Leitir. The jackpot now stands at 4,400 Euro.

The club are holding a Night at the Races in the Noble Bar, Fintown at 8.30pm on Friday 3rd December.

October Lunchtime Workshop “Credit Management / Debt Collection”

Killybegs and District Chamber of Commerce Ltd.
St. Catherine’s Road, Killybegs, Co.Donegal
Tel: 074-9741692 email:

October Lunchtime Workshop

“Credit Management / Debt Collection”

Presented by
Jim Glackin
The Glackin Business Institute, Letterkenny

Date: Wednesday 20th. October 2010
Time: 1pm
Venue: Bayview Hotel, Killybegs, Co.Donegal
Admission Free

Topics for Discussion

  • Credit Policy
  • Credit Control / Management
  • Debt Collection Proceedures
  • The Legal Process re Debt Collection
  • Question & Answer session

The Glackin Business Institute provides Financial & Business Advise to the Small & Medium Business Sector. They also provide Training and Mentoring Services in relation to New Business Set Ups, Cash Flow Management, Debt Control and all Banking related issues. They carry out a Financial review for both Business and Personal clients and Business Plans for new or existing business ventures. They have been in business for 21 years.