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Glenties Notes 29th August 2013

Barbeque at Leo’s:
A BBQ, in aid of the Coronary Unit, Letterkenny Hospital, will take place at Leo’s Bar, Glenties on Sunday 8th September. Music is by ‘Derailed’. There will be lots of great prizes; Sure to be a great day. Please support this worthy cause as LetterkennyHospital needs support now more than ever due to the flooding.

Mr. & Mrs.:
As part of Eileen Gallagher’s Lord Mayor Campaign a Mr.& Mrs. Competition takes place in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Saturday 7th September. A great night’s fun is in store when 8 local couples battle it out to take the honour of the perfect Mr.& Mrs. Tickets are just € 10 each and are available from the Highlands Hotel, the Co-op, Eileen herself or any of the participating couples.

Wedding Bells:
Congratulations and Best Wishes to Michelle Flannery, daughter of Margaret and Tommy Flannery, Mullanmore, Glenties and Martin Boylan from Falcarragh, who were married in The Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh, Glenties on Saturday 24th August 2013. The reception was held in the Blue Haven, Kilcar.

Winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 20th August were – € 20 Winners – Mary Ellen Gavigan, Marie Mc Shane and Maura Kilbane; € 35 Winners – Angela Ryan, Kitty McGlynn and Kathleen Mc Menamin; € 50 Winners – Paddy Gill, Mary Ellen Bonner, Marie McGeehan, Eimear Doherty, Anne Kennedy, Teresa Boyle, Sheila Kenny, Kathleen Kenny, Patricia Boyle, Bridie Boyle, Emer Doherty, May Kennedy, Kitty McGlynn, Kathleen Mc Menamin, and Eamonn Byrne; € 100 Winners – Mamie McGeehan, Jenny Roche, Breid Roarty, James Byrne, Marian Ward, Evanna Woodside and Kathleen Kenny; .€ 150 Winners – Fiona Boyle and Maggie O’Donnell.

Big Bingo:
Big Bingo in the Glenties Community Centre on the 10th September 2013 at 9 p.m. Doors will open from 7.30p.m. Every line €100, every house €300. Jackpot €2000 paid out on the night.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo in the Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Every line € 50, every house € 100, if not won jackpot will be €8,000 on 45 numbers or less on the 3/09/2013. If not won on the night € 300 will be paid out. In house draws.

Snooker room is available from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. every day.

Anyone who would like to book the Community Centre ring 087 2679321.

Positions Available:
Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated C. E. Scheme is recruiting new participants for their scheme which will commence on 26/09/2013. Any one interested should email or ring 087 9695053. Fás criteria apply.

Choir Practice:
Choir Practice will resume on Monday 2nd September in The Chapel at 8 p.m. New members are welcome.

The Donegal Pro Life Collection which was taken up on 14th and 15th August amounted to € 340. Thank you for your generous donations.

Biddy Devine Memorial Weekend:
The organisers of The Biddy Devine Memorial Weekend, which took place on 12th 13th and 14th July, wish to thank everyone who took part in the events and those who gave Donations and Sponsorship. The amount collected was € 5,600.00 and this has been given to The Kidney Dialysis Unit, LetterkennyHospital.

Glenties Tidy Towns Committee:
General Worker wanted for a Community Employment Scheme FÁS Criteria Applies. Please contact ‘ 086 120 9524 for further information.

Note from Letterkenny General Hospital:
The Emergency Department at Letterkenny Hospital has reopened. Temporary arrangements for outpatient clinics and planned surgery continue to be in place. Patients will be written to directly. For any emergency requiring an ambulance please dial 112 or 999 as normal. Non emergency patients should continue to contact their GP in the first instance.

Naomh Conaill Notes 14th December 2011

Good luck to the U21s who play Kilcar in the co final this Sunday at 2pm in O Donnell Park, Letterkenny.

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 1,10,13,24. Two prizes of 50 Euro went to Michelle Byrne, Mill Road, Glenties and Gerarad Gallagher, 7 The Rock, Glenties. The jackpot now stands at 2,500 Euro.

The 3rd draw in the 200 club was held at the community centre bingo last Tuesday night and the following were the winners, 1st prize 500 Euro-PJ Campbell, Ard Patrick, Glenties and 5 prizes of 100 Euro each went to Rosaleen Doherty, Station Road, Glenties, Aaron Thompson, Ard Mc Gill, Glenties, Teresa Molloy, Fintown, Paul Gallagher, Kilraine and Patricia Molloy, Mill Road, Glenties.

The underage ladies presentation took place last Sunday night in the Highlands Hotel. We would like to congratulate all the U14 girls who recieved their county feile medals and to the U12 team who were presented with their certificates. We would also like to thank all the parents who provided the food on the night and a big thank you to the Highlands Hotel for the tea and the function room. We would especially like to thank Dara Gallagher who presented the girls with their medals and certificates. The ladies board has elected Arlene Gallagher as secretary of the Naomh Conaill ladies for the coming year.

Naomh Conaill Notes 16th November 2011

Congratulations to the senior team and management on the winning the league for the for the second time in the clubs history last Saturday after beating Ardara in a league play off in Letterkenny 0-14 to 1-7.

The Strictly Come Dancing was a outstanding success last Saturday night in the Highlands Hotel. Congratulations to all the dancers who were all fantastic on the night and set such a high standard and a special congratulations to the winners Maria Craig and Dermott “Brick” Molloy and we would like to thank all the dancers who took part for all their time and deadication they give during the past few months. Great credit must go to the hard working committee and all their helpers for making it such a success on the night.

The club draw was held at the Strictly and the winners were 1st prize 1,000 Euro James Mc Dermott, Main Street Glenties, 2nd prize 42 inch TV Ann Marie Brennan, Ardara, 3rd prize Laptop Eamon Mc Gill, Fintown, 3rd prize Digital Camera, Sandy Mc Devitt, Glen Road Glenties and 5th prize of 100 Euro went to Auveen Gallagher, Ard Conall Glenties.

The club are holding a Scrap Saturday this Saturday so bring along your scrap metal to the club car park from 9am to 4pm. The club will take the following items for recycling irons, kettles, empty food cans, saucepans, cutlery, ironing boards, fire grates, sink tops, old cast iron baths, solid fuel cookers, food mixers, radiators, drink cans, mobile phones, fire places, old boilers and ranges, plumbers coppers, electrican wire, waste electirc equipment, aluminum, brass, copper, lead, cast iron, stainless steel, bicyles, go carts, lawnmowers, trampolines, garden gates, oil tanks, coal bunkers, gas heaters, golf irons, wheel barrows, cement mixers, old scaffolding, steel bars, sheep wire, fenching wire, old cars, car and tractor batteries, starter motors, engines, car radiators, wheel trims. The scrap will be removed by a reputable recycling company and all the money raised will be given to the club.

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. Two prizes of 50 Euro went to John Mc Cool and Martin Joyce. The jackpot is 2,100 Euro.

There are 11 people left in Last Man Standing and the list is up on the club website of those remaining and the teams they have picked.

The AGM will be on Friday 25th November at in the clubhouse. Nominations and motion forms are availble from club officers and must be returned to club secretary Patsy Furey before Wednesday 23rd November.

The Minor Board AGM will be on this Friday night at 7.30pm in the clubhouse. There will be a excuetive meeting this Friday night in the clubhouse at 9pm.

Glenties Notes 2nd November 2011

Big Country Night
A Big Country Night in aid of the Renal Dialysis Unit, Letterkenny General Hospital will take place in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Saturday 19th November. Music is by ‘Off the Cuff’. Admission is € 10. Tickets are on sale locally or you can pay at the door.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Nancy Mc Grath, Meenahalla, Glenties, who died in The Donegal Hospice, Letterkenny last Sunday 30th October.

Naomh Conaill U-13s
History was made in the Naomh Conaill club last Saturday when the club won its first ever U-13 championship at Division 1 (A Grade). This was achieved by a 3-7 to 3-5 victory over St. Eunan’s Letterkenny at Pairc Taobhoige, Glenfin after a very exciting and tense final with the result in doubt right up till the end. Great credit for this must go to this very dedicated group of young players and their parents. The team is managed and coached by Seosamh Mac Ceallabhuí, who has to be highly commended for his Trojan and committed work with the youth of N. Conaill. Well done to all involved with the team.

Gallen / Boyle Wedding
Michelle Boyle and Paul Gallen were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Friday 14th October 2011. Michelle is a daughter of Phil and Bridie Boyle, Stranaglough, Glenties and Paul is a son of Danny and Susan Gallen, Aghyaran, Co. Tyrone. Fr. Shane Gallagher, Glenties assisted by Fr. John Gilmore, Aghyaran officiated and concelebrated Nuptial Mass. Her father gave the bride away and her sisters, Laura Boyle and Caroline Kee, niece, Lauren Kee and sister-in-law, Belinda Boyle attended her. John Moss, friend of the groom was bestman. Donal Gallen, brother, Terence Gallen and Jason Byrne, friends of the groom were groomsmen. Mathew Madden, nephew of the groom and Ciaran Boyle nephew of the bride were pageboys. Readings were by Bridget Molloy, cousin of the bride and Fiona Gallagher, sister of the groom. Louise and Michael Madden, Ciara and Mairead Mc Devitt read Prayers of the Faithful. Bridie Boyle, mother of the bride and Susan Gallen, mother of the groom brought the Gifts to the Altar. Music and singing was by Bridget Molloy and John F. O’ Donnell. The reception was held in Harvey’s Point, and the honeymoon is being spent cruising.

The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 25th October were – Bernadette Gallagher, Frosses won the Jackpot of € 400. John Mc Cole, Brigid Mc Cabe, Frosses, Katie Mc Cole, Dungloe, Jean Boyle, Ardara, Julie Langan, Bridget Bonner, Fiona Gallagher, Kitty Ward and Margaret Mc Brearty won € 100 each.
Anne Davison, Burtonport, Faye Moore, Rose Boyle, Burtonport, Mary Boyle, Breege Boyle, May Kennedy, Anne Mc Hugh, Ardara, Philomena Mc Callig and Margaret Murray won € 50 each. Anne Quinn won € 40. Mary Mc Groarty and Maria Boyle won € 25 each.

Table Top Sale
There will be a Table Top Sale in the Glenties Community Centre, next Saturday 5th November from 12 until 4 p.m. Bargains for everyone, so come along and you may pick up one.

Congratulations to Irene Boyle, who recently graduated from N.U.I.G. with Honours Degrees in Sociological and Political Studies and Psychological Studies. Irene is a daughter of Pat and Barbara Boyle, Glen Road, Glenties.

Glenties Notes 19th October 2011

The Late Johnny Boyle
The death took place in Letterkenny Hospital on Wednesday 5th October 2011 of Johnny Boyle, Loughcrillan Road, formerly of Aughla, Glenties. His Remains were brought to his home for waking and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Friday. Fr. Pat Prendergast celebrated Requiem Mass. Family members did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought the Gifts to the Altar. Music and singing was by the Loughlin sisters. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. Johnny is survived by his wife, Annie, also one sister, Annie, who lives in England, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. His other sister, Mary Bridget Cunningham, Glencolmcille predeceased him.

Shop N Share Glenties – First Anniversary
November last year was when we first opened the doors of our unique charity shop in Glenties, and thanks to the wonderful generosity of the people who support us we have gone from strength to strength. We wish to acknowledge and thank those who pass on such good items to us, those who buy and those who so generously give their time as volunteers in the shop and those who support us in other ways. Our work is run entirely by unpaid volunteers. We are open now Wed, Thurs, Fri and Sat. All the money we make is used solely for projects in Jimma in Ethiopia. In recession times the poor of the Developing World can be easily forgotten, thus making their precious lives even more miserable. However the Glenties project has meant that 16 of the poorest of the poor get a small regular income allowing them to stay alive; The building of a Centre for street children is enabled by our monthly contributions; Several disadvantaged young people, who have no educational grants, are helped to further their education; £1,100 has been sent to assist with drought measures in East Africa; A wheelchair was purchased and delivered to a family where two sons have polio, enabling them to leave their homes. Blessings, prayers and heartfelt gratitude are in continuous flow from our contacts in Jimma. Our hope would be that in the future we could bring a couple of friends from there to Glenties to meet the community and build stronger ties with our African projects and the people we support. Thank you for your continued support. Call in at any time for a chat, to seek out a bargain or drop off any goods you have that you no longer need. Mile buiochas agus Rath De oraibh. Maria Rafferty and Team.

Friends of Letterkenny Hospital
The Friends of Letterkenny Hospital wish to thank all those who contributed to their Church Gate Collection taken up recently in Glenties and in Edeninfagh. The amount raised in Glenties was € 577 and in Edeninfagh was € 118.

Novena of Masses
Every Mass from Wednesday 2nd November until Thursday 10th November in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties and The Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh will be offered for the Dead.

Glenties Notes 6th October 2011

Friends of Letterkenny Hospital
The Friends of Letterkenny Hospital wish to thank everyone who contributed to their Annual Harvest Fair Day Collection. The amount raised was € 776.90.

Jiving Lessons
Jiving lessons started in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Monday 26th September at 9.00 p.m. Seamus Melvin is the dancing teacher. Everyone is welcome.

Glenties Community Centre
Bingo takes place every Tuesday night in the Community Centre, Glenties at 9 p.m. Every Line is € 50, every House is € 100 and the Jackpot is € 400. In house Draws also take place. Snooker every evening except Tuesday, from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m.

The winners last Tuesday 27th September were – Mary Gallagher, Leitir won the Jackpot of € 400. Sharon Cunningham, Eileen Gallagher, Mary MacGill, Ann Marion Sweeney, Irene Langan, Fintown, Anna Cannon, Auveen Gallagher, Susie Connaghan, Killybegs, Margaret Cunningham, Killybegs and May Kennedy, Kilraine won € 100 each. Margaret Murray won € 60. Gracie O’ Hara, Philomena Mc Callig, Ellen Anne Orphan, Gerry Doherty, P. Moore, Sally Mc Guigan, Fiona Boyle, Marian Ward, Patsy Martin, Denise Campbell and Annie Deane, Kilcar won € 50 each.

There are still some vacancies on the Community Employment Scheme in the Glenties area. FÁS criteria apply. Ring 087 2679321 for further information.

Christmas Shoebox Appeal
If you wish to take part in this worthwhile charity, leaflets are available in the local shops. Filled boxes can be left in Glenties Post Office. For further information contact Hazel Barrett on 0871390242.

Vacancy for Childcare Relief Worker
Qualification – Suitably qualified to Major award in Fetac Level 5 in Childcare, to include Special Needs (or equivalent) is essential. Preference will be given to those who possess Level 6 in Supervision in Childcare and Special Needs (or equivalent), Experience of working in a formal Childcare setting and an ability to be available to work flexible hours. Please apply with CV to the Manager of Glenties Community Playgroup Ltd. Glen Road, Glenties. Closing date Thursday 6th October 2011 at 5 p.m.

The Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital will hold their Annual Church Gate Collection this weekend on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th October.

The Dungloe Branch of the Mental Health Association wishes to thank you for your generosity to their recent Church Gate Collection. The Total raised in Glenties was € 447.75.

Naomh Conaill Notes 27th July 2011

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 1,2,15,26. Two prizes of 50 Euro went to Claire Campbell, Meenalargan and Mary Boyle(Mc Gill), Main Street. The jackpot now stands at 7,600 Euro.

The senior team had mixed fortunes last weekend beating Ardara at home last Friday 1-8 to 2-4 and losing away to Gweedore on Sunday 1-3 to 0-10. The reserves had a comfortable victory against Gweedore winning 3-13 to 1-7.

The U21s beat St Eunans 0-16 to 2-7 after extra time in Letterkenny last Tuesday in the preliminary round of the championship.

Good luck to Jim and the boys this weekend against Kildare. Anyone with tickets ordered for the game can collect in the clubhouse this Friday between 8pm and 9pm.

Glenties Notes 1st June 2011

The Late Sarah Quinn
The death took place at her home on Tuesday May 17th of Sarah Quinn, Mully, Glenties. Her Remains were brought to The Church of The Holy Family, Edeninfagh on Thursday. Frs. Denis Quinn, Shane Gallagher, Pádraig O’ Bhaoill and Francis Mc Loone concelebrated Requiem Mass. Family members did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought the Gifts to the Altar. Burial took place in the local graveyard. Sarah is survived by two sons, John and Hughie, three daughters, Bridgeen, Marion and Bernadette, sisters, Mamie, Maggie, Susan, Gracie, Rosie, Eileen and Kitty, brothers, John and Paddy, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Her husband Cormac died in September 2003. Two sisters, Bridget and Annie and two brothers, Pete and Barney also predeceased her.

Congratulations to Naomh Conaill U/16 team who beat Naomh Colmcille in the Division 2 League Final in Letterkenny last week.

The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 24th May were – Isobel Mc Loone and Charles Mc Carron won € 200 each. Threasa Molloy, Brigid Mc Cabe, Frosses, Patsy Martin, Bridie Doherty, Paula Hegarty, Letty Doherty, Rosaleen Melly, Johnny O’ Donnell and Bríd Molloy won € 100 each. Michael Sweeney, Ardara won € 60. Shaun Moloney, Ann Mc Hugh, Nancy Laurie, Anne Timoney, Vera Breslin, Denise Campbell, Sinead Byrne, Breege Gallagher, Rosbeg, Brown Kid, Mary Mc Geehan, Sally Mc Hugh, Bríd Molloy and Patricia Molloy won € 50 each.

Cake Sale
There will be a Cake Sale in the Community Centre, Glenties on Saturday evening after Mass in aid of Glenties Theatre Workshop.

X – Factor
The total amount collected in this year’s X- Factor night which was held in Paddy’s Bar, Glenties was € 3,611.02. The local Mountain Rescue Service and the Playschool each received € 600 and The Donegal Hospice received € 2,411.02. A special word of thanks to everyone who helped in any way in making the night such a great success.

Glenties Theatre Workshop
Anyone interested in taking part or helping in our next production please contact 087 9704647 or check out our Face book page (Glenties Theatre Workshop) and post on it. Our next production will be Footloose and we will begin auditions in the coming weeks.

Graveyard Mass
Mass will be celebrated in the New Graveyard, Glenties on Sunday 17th July at 3.00 p.m. and in Edeninfagh Graveyard on Sunday 7th August at 3.00 p.m.

The Irish Cancer Society Church Gate Collection will take place next weekend 4th & 5th June.

Weight Watchers
Shape up for Summer by joining Weight Watchers for men and women every Thursday evening in the Community Centre, Glenties from 6 00 p.m. Tel. 087 6486047.

Fintown Festival
The Fintown Festival kicks off on Friday evening 3rd June with a football match in Páirc Acla at 7.30 p.m. between Highland Radio and Fintown Harps, in aid of Ionad Lae Cholmcille. The Official Opening is at 9.00 p.m. by Donegal Ladies All-Star, Yvonne Mc Monagle at the Railway Inn. On Saturday – Leisure Cycle at 1 p.m. – Barbecue at Teach Jimmy with Traditional Music at 8 p.m. and Oiche Airneail at 9 p.m. with Fergus Mc Gee and friends. Family Fun Day on Sunday at Fintown Industrial Estate with Marching Bands, Irish Dancing, Craft Display; also Fun Bus for children and face painting etc. and Vintage Tractor Run. Open Air Market with all stalls welcome. At 4 p.m. there is an Open air music session at Arás Shein Bhain with traditional musicians and singers. On Monday there will be Sports in Páirc Acla at 2 p.m. and at 10 p.m. the Lord Mayor Crowning Dance will take place in Noble Bar.

Feast of St. Anthony
Mass will be celebrated in Rossnowlagh on Tuesday 14th June. Blessing of the Lilies will take place. A bus will leave Mc Guinness’ Café at 6.00 p.m. Newcomers are welcome.

Naomh Conaill Notes 1st June 2011

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 1,11,19,25. Two prizes of 50 Euro went to Sean McGlynn, Cloghan and Shane McLoone, Main Street. The jackpot now stands at 6,800 Euro.

Congratualions to the U16 team and management who won the Div 2 league last Wednesday evening in Letterkenny beating Naomh Colmcille in the final 2-7 to 1-9.

The U10 and U12 management would like to thank anyone who helped make the recent fundraising for the purchase of tracksuits for the 2 teams a great sucess. We would like to thank especially all parents and friends of the boys and girls who bought lines in our hamper draw. We would like to thank Phonsie O’Donnell of O’Donnells Bar, Donegal Town and Mellys supermarket who sponsored the prizes for the draw. The U10 team management would like to say a special thanks to McGlincheys Mace for providing a new set of jerseys for the team. The U12s travelled to Moy, Co. Tyrone last Saturday to take part in a blitz and performed very well. They were very unluckly to get beat at the semi final stage by a point.

The 3rd team had a 4 point victory away to Pettigo in the league last Sunday.

The U14 gilrs would like to thank everyone who came out and supported there Wax, Shave and Dye night in Mellys Bar last Friday night. The night was a great sucess and they raised 1,763 Euro. Anyone that was collecting the Tesco tokens should return them to the ladies committee.

Narin & Portnoo Golf Club Notes 30th May 2011

Our fine Irish Junior Cup team (low handicappers above five handicap) qualified in second place in Letterkenny and in so doing set up a knockout match with Enniskillen to be played at Letterkenny. The team finished on 348, ten shots behind the hosts, but a point ahead of Enniskillen and two clear of Portstewart. The famous five were Sean Hanrahan, Willie Quinn, John Molloy, Eamon McGill and team captain, Harold Reid. Our prospects of progressing further are encouraging with tough matchplay competitors such as these.

The eagerly awaited two-day Am-Am will kick off this Saturday and the prizes have golfers salivating in anticipation! The winners of this four-person team event will enjoy two nights bed and breakfast in the Harcourt Hotel in Dublin, four green fees for Carton House and four also for the K Club! Details of entry may be obtained from the Pro Shop. We wish all those taking part a pleasant weekend, fine weather and fun golf.

John Bán Gallagher is the Golfer of the Year for 2010 after his victory over promising teenager, Aaron Bennett in the final. The win was comfortable in the end for one of the ‘winningest’ golfers in the club. The end came at the thirteenth, but John was gracious enough to ensure that I noted that Aaron hadn’t been playing much golf in recent times. Nevertheless, to reach the final was a great achievement for both golfers following their medal wins in 2010 and the two matchplay rounds they had to negotiate en route. Congratulations, John Bán!

Eddie Gregg won Dr. McCloskey’s Matchplay Trophy for the second year in succession following a hard-fought encounter with Sean Cafferty of Killybegs. The defending champion had to do it the hard way, coming from three holes down with just five to play. Excellent golf over the first 13 holes had put Sean in the driving seat, but wins at 14, 15 and 16 set up a thrilling finale which ended all square on 18. The 19th failed to split the dueling pair, but a fine approach to the 20th set up a birdie putt which was eventually conceded by the challenger. Eddie joins Tony Dooley, Harold Reid and Michael Gallagher Jnr. in the list of back-to-back winners of this prestigious trophy.

Our seven-man Ulster Cup side (handicaps greater than 9) finished the job in its second round tussle with Blackwood in a well-contested home leg last Sunday. The excellent away result made life somewhat easier for Narin and Portnoo but the performances of the team showed no signs of complacency and after the first three players all won, the rest of the team were called to shore. The only change to the team saw Hughie Moore slot in seamlessly.

The Donegal Minor League team (handicaps greater than 17) also made one change, with Hugh Francis Shovlin coming in for the injured Kevin McCready. After the drama in Murvagh where two points were secured, Narin and Portnoo aimed for the three and a half points that would set up a second round match with Ballybofey and Stranorlar. Three points were in the bag when Paddy B. Boyle and Patsy Harkin stood on the 18th tee one down to their opponents. A par was a must into the gale and Paddy obliged, holding his nerve to play a fine shot into the heart of the green. The hole was duly won, and with it the match. Commiserations to a fine Donegal side and good luck to Frank’s men in the next round.

James Quinn’s senior team (golfers aged 50 or over) eked out an excellent two and a half matches in their away encounter with Dunfanaghy last Thursday. The return this week is finely balanced, but with the club four holes up, there is much room for optimism. The winning pairings were Willie Quinn with Eamon McGill and Frankie Kennedy with Sean Cafferty, while Ciaran O’Kane and Kevin Patton got a precious half. The pairings of John Quinn with Michael Nicholson and Mairtín Ó hIarnáin with Hughie Moore battled to the 18th hole in their matches, thus ensuring that Narin and Portnoo are up on holes won.

Kevin Patton was much heralded in last week’s notes for his return to the form of yesteryear and he confirmed that upturn by winning the Coastal Windows stableford event played on a gale-lashed golf course on Sunday. The Strabane golfer finished in the top three for the third event in succession, firing 21 points with the aid of the wind and garnering enough points coming home to win comfortably. His birdies at the first and fourth gave him a cushion which he built on, despite some indifferent holes on his return. The fact that John McBride’s 16 points won the back nine on the day speaks volumes for how tough it was!

Summer coaching for juniors will resume on Saturday, June 4th with PGA professionals Connor Mallon and Daragh Lyons conducting lessons in three categories. These will continue every Saturday right through the summer. The time-slots are as follows: Under 10s from 2 to 3p.m.; Under 14s from 3 to 4p.m.; Under 18s from 4 to 5p.m. For Registration call 0749545107. The fee per lesson is only 5 euro per child.


May 25: Wednesday Open, cancelled due to adverse weather May 29: Coastal Windows 1. Kevin Patton (9) 33; 2. Hugh Smith (22) 31; 3. Hughie Moy (30) 30; Cat A Kieran Gallagher (9) 29; Cat B Barry Doherty (12) 30; Cat C James McGuinness (26) 26; Nines: Danny McGinley (17) 19; John McBride (9) 16; C.S.S. 76; Twos: 5 balls


June 3: Donegal League match at home to Gaoth Dobhair, 4p.m.

June 4/5 Am-Am team event, open, ladies & gents June 8: Wednesday Open, ladies and gents, single stableford, 20 euro entry for G.U.I. visitors, including green fee;