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Glenties Notes 8th June 2011

Breslin / O’Donnell Wedding
Breda O’ Donnell and John Paul Breslin were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 21st May 2011. Breda is a daughter of Jimmy and Mary O’ Donnell, Mullantyboyle, Glenties and John Paul is a son of John and Sheila Breslin, Boyoughter, Lettermacaward. Fr. Eamonn Mc Laughlin assisted by Fr. Eddie Gallagher officiated and concelebrated Nuptial Mass. Janet and Noelle O ‘Donnell, sisters of the bride, Marie Breslin, sister of the groom and a friend, Sinead Byrne were her bridesmaids. Conal Breslin, brother of the groom was bestman. Three of his friends, John Paul Mc Cready, Cormac Mc Hugh and Martin Caulfield were groomsmen. Niamh and Ciara Breslin were flowergirls and Logan Melly and Stephen Mc Devitt were pageboys. Readings were by Ethan O’Donnell and Sinead Melly. Natalie Mc Devitt, Jamie O’ Donnell, Caitlin and Daniella Breslin read Prayers of the Faithful. Music and singing was by the Laughlin Sisters and Lorraine Molloy. The reception was held in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties and the honeymoon was spent in Majorca.

Diamond Wedding
Congratulations to Michael and Kitty Roarty, The Wood, Glenties, who celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary recently.

Bingo
Winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 31st May were – Josie Martin won the Jackpot of € 400. Willie Mc Nelis, Ann Byrne, Fiona Gallagher, Anna Mc Dyre, Glenties, Emma Sweeney, Tullymore, Ardara, Bernadette Gallagher, Frosses, and Kitty Mc Glynn won € 100 each. Lettie Doherty won € 60. Claire Keeney, Paddy Mc Gill, Kathleen Mc Shay, Bridgín Keeney, Johnny O’ Donnell, Michael Mc Ginley, (Brown Kid), Angela Lowther, Dunkineely, Norah Mc Hugh, Breege Gallagher, Ardara, Mary Gallagher, Mary Mc Mahon, Fintown and Sean Carr Kilcar won € 50 each. Tony Duffy, Rosaleen Melly and Lisa O’ Driscoll won € 35 each. Patsy Mc Dyer and Ann Marie Cunningham won € 25 each.

Feast of St. Anthony
Mass will be celebrated in Rossnowlagh on the feast of St. Anthony, Monday 13th June. Blessing of the Lilies will take place. A bus will leave Mc Guinness’ Café at 6.00 p.m. Newcomers are always welcome.

Supporting Safer Communities Campaign
Gardaí wish to take this opportunity to create awareness among the public of their ability to prevent crime. This can be done through greater awareness of the need to secure their personal belongings, and to be able to identify property and valuables, by marking and photographing them. Ensure property is not visible in vehicles in public places and that vehicles are locked when parked and left unattended. This includes when parked at home. Road users are also reminded of their capability of assisting with road safety, by wearing seatbelts, not using mobile phones and obeying speed limits. Further safety and security advice is available by contacting your local Garda Station (24 hours) at 9551108 or www.garda.ie

Collection
The collection taken up for the Missionary Sisters of St. Peter Claver in Edeninfagh and Glenties on the 7th & 8th May amounted to a total of € 1,533.32. Mary Duignan, the Lay Helper, who spoke about the work of the Sisters, during Mass on that weekend wishes to thank you most sincerely for your support, which in her words ”far exceeded my expectation”.

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 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 30th March 2011

First Child
Congratulations to Evelyn and Charlie McManus, Ramelton on the birth of their baby daughter (Seárlait). Evelyn is a daughter of Michael and Mary Ward, Straboy, Glenties.

Winner
Congratulations to 16-year-old Riaghan O’Callaghan, who was the overall winner in the final of the ‘Borders Got Talent’ competition held recently in the Carlton Hotel, Belleek. Riaghan wrote the song and accompanied herself on guitar. She is a daughter of Tony and Angela O’Callaghan, Kilraine, Glenties.

All Ireland Champions
Congratulations to the Donegal Team who won the Vocational Schools All-Ireland Final against Cork on St. Patrick’s Day in Galway. Four members of our local Naomh Conaill Club were on the team, John O’Malley (Captain), Mark Gallagher, Glenties, Jason Campbell and Seamus Ellis from Fintown. Well done lads.

Bingo
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 22nd March were – Denise Campbell won the Jackpot of € 400. Anne Kennedy, Dungloe, Brenda Reid. Rosemary Whelan, Vera Breslin, Hazel Staunton, Mary Gallagher, Fiona Gallagher, Fiona Gallagher and Josie Gallagher won € 100 each. Christine Mc Cool, Kathy Connell, Ann Byrne, Patricia Molloy, Kitty Ward, Emer Doherty, Eileen Gallagher, Johnny O’ Donnell and Patricia White won € 50 each. Nora Gallagher and Frankie Gallagher won € 25 each.

Penitential Service & Ceremony of Light
The Penitential Service & Ceremony of Light for Confirmation Children, their parents and sponsors will take place in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Thursday 31st March at 8.00 p.m. There will be an opportunity for confession, immediately after the Service, for those attending.

Scoil Mhuire First Holy Communion Children
There will be a Penitential Service for Scoil Mhuire First Holy Communion Children and their Families on Friday 1st April in the Small Chapel at 8.00 p.m. The Penitential Service will be followed by First Confession in the Big Chapel.

 

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).

Glenties Notes 26th February 2011

The Late John Mc Dermott
The death took place in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Stranorlar on Tuesday 8th February 2011 of John Mc Dermott, Edeninfagh, (formerly Meenamara), Glenties. His Remains were brought to The Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh on Wednesday. Fr. Pat Prendergast celebrated Requiem Mass on Thursday. Family members did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought the Gifts to the Altar. Music and singing was by Breidin and James Gallagher. Burial took place in Edeninfagh Graveyard. John provided the sound system for the graveyard Masses around the area for a number of years. He also played the bagpipes, and at one time was a member of the Ardaghey Pipe Band. A single member of the band led the cortege from the Church to the graveyard and the other members formed a Guard of Honour. John is survived by one sister Mary Anne who lives in Co. Clare, three nieces, one nephew, cousins, Rosemary Herron, Edeninfagh, Patrick Byrne, Drimnasillagh, John Brennan, Lough Finn, other cousins, relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.

The Late Rose Breslin
The death took place at her home on Thursday 10th February 2011 of Rose Breslin, Ardconnell, Glenties. Her Remains were brought to the Church on Saturday. Fr. Shane Gallagher celebrated Requiem Mass. Family members did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought the Gifts to the Altar. Music and singing was by Pat and John F. O’ Donnell. Burial took place in the New Graveyard.

Rose is survived by three sons, James, John and Vincent, six daughters, Kathleen, Josephine, Philomena, Marita, Carmel and Mary, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended..

Her husband Ally died in March 2002. She is the last surviving member of the family of Willie and Mary O’Donnell, Gortnasillagh.

Sympathy
Sincere sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Pat Mc Hugh, Straoughter, Glenties who died at his home last Thursday 17th February.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of James Boyle, Glen Road, Glenties, who died in the Donegal Hospice, Letterkenny last Thursday 17th February.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Bridie and Rose Mc Cahill, Derries on the death of their mother, Bridie Duffy, which took place in Letterkenny Hospital last Friday 18th February; also to all the relatives and friends.

Glenties Community Centre
The Community Centre Committee are installing a lift and associated works at a cost of € 32, 000 for the upgrading of the hall, beginning in April. Bingo takes place in the Community Centre every Tuesday at 9 p.m. Please support. Country Night in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on 4th March. Music is by Rambling Fever and the dance starts at 9.30 p.m. Come and enjoy a good night. Two full size Snooker Tables available to play 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. each night, except Tuesday. Older persons particularly welcome.

St. Riaghan’s Enrolment Day
Parents wishing to enrol their children at St. Riaghan’s N.S. Drimnacrosh for the school year 2011 /2012 are invited to call to the school for an Enrolment Form. “Enrolment Day” will be held on Thursday 3rd March. On this day parents are asked to bring their child to the school at 11.15 a.m. so that they can sample “School Life” in the Junior Room. Parents can have a cuppa and a chat with the Principal. Please bring a small packed lunch with you for your child as they will have lunch with the other children at 12.30 p.m. For further information or enquiries please contact the school on 9551591.

Naomh Conaill Notes 21st February 2011

Good luck to John O’Malley, Seamus Ellis, Jason Campbell, Mark Gallagher and the Donegal Vocational School team in the All Ireland Final against Cork this Saturday which will be played at Fingallians GAA Club, Swords at 1pm. They reached the final after beating Meath 2-6 to 0-6 last Saturday in Ballyconnell.

Well done to the Glenties Comprehensive U14 team who reached the Ulster final after beating St Ciarans, Ballygawley 3-7 to 0-12 in Castlederg last Friday. They now play Virgina or Lurgan in the final which is due to be played on the 2nd or 3rd March.

The  500 club draw was held at the last excuetive meeting and the 1st prize of 500 Euro went to Ciara Molloy and 5 prizes of 100 Euro went to PJ Furey, Anthony Faulkner, James Gallagher, Gary O’Donnell and Eddie Gallagher.

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 1,4,6,19. Two prizes of 50 Euro went to Declan Bonner, Glen Road and Tony Gallagher. The jackpot now stands at 5,400 Euro.

The AGM will be on this Sunday 27th Feb in the clubhouse at 6pm.

The club have been honoured to be named Donegal Club of the Year for 2010 and will be presented with their award at the Annual Co Board Banquet which will be held on Friday 4th March in Jacksons Hotel. Also on the night the Donegal U21 team will be presented with their Ulster medals. Tickets are 35 Euro and anyone interested can contact Muriel Hegarty.

The 3rd team will start training this Thursday 24th at 8pm.

Narin & Portnoo Golf Club Notes 13th January 2011


‘New captain of Narin and Portnoo Golf Club, Brian McGonagle (on left) is congratulated by Seamus McDonagh (outgoing) and Pat Connaghan (vice-captain) at the A.G.M. last weekend’.

An E.G.M. and A.G.M. were held last Friday evening at the clubhouse and a large turnout ensured plenty of fruitful and constructive debate. The E.G.M. was called to discuss a revision of the 1983 constitution of the club and the contribution of those who worked diligently on the project over many years under the stewardship of John Michael O’Donnell was much lauded. This is the club’s fourth extant constitution following those of 1942, 1967 and 1983. The members unanimously endorsed the new revision.

The A.G.M. was a long affair, with the members most energised by matters financial and course related. The treasurer John Malone was highly complimented on a fine year’s work in which expenditure had been much reduced for the second year running. It was generally accepted that the club is on a healthy footing at present but that prudence in these tough times is still essential. The annual membership subscription (now due) has not been increased for 2011 and those present were reminded that there is no longer a re-joining levy for lapsed members of the club. The improvements in the course over the past year were catalogued by the greens convenor, Gerry Feeney and it was his wish that the club continues its transition to purely links greens, as well as fine-tuning the course presentation. The club had received many plaudits in the past year from sporting publications; indeed the current issue of Golf Monthly is most effusive in its praise. Alan Elliott highlighted a very successful year in the competitions department, with the members supporting the events staged. He did however lament the unfinished matchplay competitions and these will now be brought to a speedy conclusion. Lyle Taggart was happy with matters in the handicap area and the members’ complete silence on a matter close to the heart of any golfer was a first for this P.R.O. at any rate! Onward and upward was the general feeling after the meeting and while nothing is ever perfect, it was agreed that we are on the right track. Captain, Seamus McDonagh thanked everyone for all their help during his year at the helm and praised the staff and committee for their Trojan efforts. He recalled those who had passed away, in particular great club servants, George Good and Francie Cunningham: a minute’s silence was observed. Much had been accomplished during 2010 and he highlighted the great work done by the professionals in bringing on the younger generation. Paths had also been added, essential maintenance work had been carried out, bunkers had been re-turfed, and much more besides. He wished Brian McGonagle well during his incoming captaincy and said that the club had an astute and imaginative person to lead us all during what will probably be another tough financial year for the country. Compliments were also paid to Seamus McGarvey who was stepping down after several onerous years as honorary secretary. Brian congratulated Bernie Tonry on her elevation to the lady captaincy and he looked forward excitedly to the year ahead. He unveiled Pat Connaghan of Killybegs as his vice-captain and this proved a popular choice. Others elected to the council included Bart Whelan, president; Dom Gallagher, vice-president; Michael Glynn, honorary secretary; John Malone, honorary treasurer; Gerry Feeney, Alan Elliott, David Kelly and Lyle Taggart. After four hours, the meetings were brought to a close and lo, how they marvelled at how quiet the P.R.O. had been.

Three competitions were played over the week, with some having larger entries than others due to the weather conditions which prevailed. John B. Gallagher, Mark Diver and Tom Rawdon won the rumble on the bank holiday on a day when scoring proved extremely challenging. Tony Dooley’s 32 points on Wednesday over 16 holes was a fine score in the wind, the highlight being a birdie three at the twelfth, Vinny’s Corner. Paul Cooney won Sunday’s event, with the frosty course scuppering the Christmas Cracker once again. His 36 points matched the par of the course and set up a two-shot win over duelling Glenties fourball partners, Gerald McDwyer and Harold Reid.

The Christmas Cracker has been re-named the Winter Cracker and will hopefully be played next Sunday. If not, the Sunday afterwards…perhaps. It will soon be the Spring Cracker at this rate!

The club’s trip to Portugal will take place from March 30th to April 6th, and not in mid-March as I wrote last week.

The club are promoting a special deal with the local hotels whereby one can avail of one night’s Bed and Breakfast and a round of golf for just 49 euro. Please ring the club for any further details.

Results:
January 3: Rumble: 1. John B. Gallagher (11) Mark Diver (18) Tom Rawdon (18) 75; Twos: 16 balls January 5: Wednesday Open 1. Tony Dooley (17) 32 b.o.t.; 2. James Keeney (15) 32; Twos: None!

January 9: Club Open: 1. Paul Cooney 36; 2. Gerald McDwyer 34 b.o.t.; 3. Harold Reid 34 b.o.t.; Twos: 11 balls.

Fixtures:
Sunday January 16: Winter Cracker; Single stableford Wednesday, January 19: Wednesday Open, ladies and gents, single stableford, 20 euro entry for G.U.I. visitors, including green fee;

Narin & Portnoo Golf Club Notes 8th September 2010

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.

Past captain, Michael Glynn hit the right notes last Monday in the Northern Bank Holiday stableford, finishing a shot ahead of Connor Taggart. This was the last hurrah of summer and Michael enjoyed every bit of it, racing through the back nine in 23 points. A trilogy of three-pointers got his back nine off to a great start and it was plain sailing from then on, with Michael eventually finishing on 41 points.

The Wednesday Open was an enjoyable affair, with unseasonably nice weather shocking all on the first day of September. John Gillespie of Cruit Island finished on top with 40 points, a fine performance on an away course. Neily Gildea and John McBride scrapped for the minor placings, with the Ardara man edging it by a shot over the Glenties stalwart. One wonders whether or not the upcoming local Rider Cup will see a similar outcome!

Results:
August 30: 1. Michael Glynn (20) 41; 2. Connor Taggart (17) 40; 3. Martin Regan (20) 38 b.o.t.; CSS 72; Twos: 6 balls
September 1: Wednesday Open 1. John Gillespie, Cruit 40; 2. Neily Gildea 39; 3. John McBride 38; CSS 73; Twos: 7 balls

Fixtures:
Sunday September 12: Coastal Windows, fourball betterball stroke, open.
Wednesday, September 15: Wednesday Open, ladies and gents, single stableford, 20 euro entry for G.U.I. visitors, including green fee;

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;