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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 – 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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