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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.

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 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.

Naomh Conaill Notes 15th February 2011

Congratulations to John O’Malley (captain), Seamus Ellis, Jason Campbell and Mark Gallagher who part of the Donegal Vocational Schools team that beat Monaghan in the Ulster Final last Wednesday night in Kildress. They now play Meath in the All Ireland semi final this Saturday in Ballyconnell at 2pm.

Well done to the Glenties Comprehensive U14 team who defeated Inver College, Carrickmacross last Thursday in the Ulster Schools quarter final. They now play St Ciarans, Ballygawley in the semi final this Friday in Castlederg at 11.30am or 12 noon. Anyone travelling to the game should however confirm details before hand.

The club held a very sucessful Annual Presentation Dinner Dance last Saturday night in the Highlands Hotel. Special Guests on the night were Aoife Mc Donald, Cathal Corey, Tony Scuillion and Sean Conoughton Co Board Youth Officer. Medals were presented on the night to our victorious Senior and U21 championship winning teams and our senior ladies team winners of the Junior Gaeltacht. Award winners on the night were Senior Player of the Year went to Anthony Thompson, Most Improved Player Martin Regan, Reserve Player of the Year Hughie Gallagher, Third Team Player of the Year Philip Gallagher and Hugh Breslin. Ladies Player of the Year winner was Emily Thompson and Most Improved Ladies Player was Laoise Ward. Presentataions were also made to John O’Malley, Seamus Ellis, Jason Campbell and Mark Gallagher who were members of the Donegal Vocational Schools team that won the Ulster Final last week and presentations were also made to Leo Mc Loone, Dermot Molloy, Ciaran Boyle and Seamus Corcoran who were part of the Donegal U21 team that won the Ulster championship.

There will be a first aid course in the clubhouse this Friday from 6pm to 10pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 9.30pm to 4.30pm. The cost of the course is 75 Euro and there is a limited places left anyone interested can contact Roseleen Doherty.

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

Naomh Conaill Notes 31st January 2011

Congratulations to the U21s who beat St Michaels by 1 point in the Co Final last Sunday in O’Donnell Park, Letterkenny. This is our fourth U21 title in five years and is a fantastic acheivement and great credit must go to manager Leo McLoone and his backroom team.

Congratulations to Marty Boyle who made his debut for Donegal last Saturday against Fermanagh in the Mc Kenna Cup and was also captain on the night.

Congratulations also to the Glenties Comprehensive U14 team who beat Stranorlar in the schools final in Mac Cumhaill Park last Monday.

The Anual Presentation Dinner Dance is on Saturday 12th February in The Highlands Hotel and tickets are 35 Euro. There are still a limited amount of tickets left and anyone interseted should contact any club officer.

The AGM will be on Sunday 27th Feb in the clubhouse at 6pm. Club members can pick up nominations forms in McGlincheys or The Cope in Fintown and must be returned to the club secretary no later than 5pm on the 11th February. The Ladies AGM is on this Sunday 6th February at 7pm in the clubhouse. The ladies are also having a Table Quiz in Paddys this Friday night starting at 9.30pm

The club are seeking applications for the position of Senior team manager, Reserve team manager and Third team manager. Anyone interested should contact the club secretary before Friday 4th February.

St Columbas Comprehensive School Reunion 1969, 1970, 1971 & 1972

On the 30th of July of the August bank Holiday Weekend in 2011 former Classes from the Comprehensive School of 1969, 1970, 1971 & 1972 will come together to celebrate around 40 years since they entered the doors of the Comprehensive School in Glenties.  As this is a combination of four different years we are anticipating a very special occasion.  As people from those years have spread all over the world it may be difficult for us to contact all so we are asking each individual past pupil from those years to contact some of the Committee by way of e-mail or telephone  to confirm attendance.  Please contact us now to ensure this event takes place.

Contact:
Ann (Byrne) Moy – 086 8588530 – anngmoy@eircom.net
Shirley Baskin Morris – 087 9701302 shirleybaskinmorris@eircom.net
Michael McCole – 087 2305833 mccolemichael@hotmail.com
Donal Haughey – 086 2341061 dhaughey@eircom.net
Paul McHugh – 074 9541860 paulmchugh@eircom.net
Gerard Slowey – 087 2467969 sloweydesign@eircom.net
Mary Ita (O’Donnell) Boyle 087 9038263 maryiboyle@eircom.net
Bernie (Keeney) Burke – 074 9551524 bernie159@gmail.com
Pauline (Boyce) McGill – 074 9551981 mcgillkp@gmail.com
Mary (Gavigan) Breslin – 087 3180396 mmbreslin@ireland.com
Stephen McCahill – 087 2424590 glenardfish@eircom.net
Daniel Ward – 087 1304485 danielsadie@eircom.net

Opening of St. Columba’s Sports Hall and Fitness Suite

The new sports hall and fitness suite in the school will open to the public from next Monday, the 27th September.
It will be open from Monday – Friday, from 18:00 – 22:00.

The hall is available to rent and equipment is available for the following:

  • Indoor Soccer
  • Gaelic
  • tag rugby
  • badminton
  • uni-hoc
  • indoor athletics
  • basketball

The fitness suite upstairs (consisting of treadmills, bikes, rowing machines, steppers, cross trainers and numerous resistance machines) is also available to use, at a cost of €5. Students from the school may use the gym at a cost of €3 per session.

The following classes are currently taking registration:

  • Badminton (Ladies and Men, Beginners and Advanced) – Monday 20:00 – 21:00
  • Junior Girls Basketball – Tuesday 18:00 – 19:00
  • Ladies Fun Basketball – Tuesday 20:00 – 21:00
  • Mens Circuits – Wednesday 21:00 – 22:00
  • Ladies Keep-Fit Class – Thursdays from 20:00 – 21:00
  • Junior Boys Basketball – Friday 18:00 – 19:00
  • Mens Basketball – Friday 21:00 – 22:00

All classes are €4 per session (€3 for students), to book your place in any of the above classes, to book an hour in the hall, or for further information, contact 074 95 51172 or 086-1020471.

Glenties Notes 8th September 2010

Bonner / Murray Wedding
Rory Bonner and Aoife Murray were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 21st August 2010.  Fr. Pat Prendergast officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass.  Rory is a son of Joe and Marie Bonner, Buncrubog, Glenties and Aoife is a daughter of Michael and Margaret Murray, Bray, Co. Wicklow.  Her father gave the bride away and her sisters, Claire, Siobhan and Niamh were her bridesmaids.  Friend of the groom, John Paul Molloy was bestman and two other friends, John Boyle and Michael Furey were groomsmen.  Katie and Lily Bonner, nieces of the groom, were flowergirls.  Readings were by Caroline Bonner and Kieran Murray. Claire, Stephan and Mary read Prayers of the Faithful.  Margaret Murray and Marie Bonner, mothers of the bride and groom brought the Gifts to the Altar.  Music and singing was by Barbara Edwards and the String Quartet.  The reception was held in the Mill Park, Hotel, Donegal Town and the honeymoon was spent in Las Vegas and San Francisco.

Festival
The Harvest Fair Festival gets under way on Thursday 9th September, with a one mile street race at 7 p.m.   It will be officially opened by Jim Mc Guinness at 8 p.m.  A great variety of events will be held during the festival with competitions – Darts, Snooker, Pitch + Putt etc. races – road, duck, go-cart etc. Clay Pigeon Shoot, Crazy Golf, Tug-O-War, Trek in the Bluestack Mountain, football, music, dancing, Kids movie, etc.  Details are on the programmes, which are in the shops.  The Festival Queen Dance is in the Highlands Hotel on Sunday night.

New Gardaí
Congratulations to Grainne Mc Loone and James Gallagher who graduated recently from Templemore Garda College.  Grainne is a daughter of Connell and Mena Mc Loone, Glen Road, Glenties and is currently serving in Claremorris, Co. Mayo.  James is a son of James and Bridgeen Gallagher, Ard Patrick, Glenties and is currently serving in Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan.

Harvest Fair Parade
Our annual parade takes place next Sunday 12th September at 4 p.m.  We encourage businesses, clubs, schools etc. to participate in the parade by way of a float or fancy dress.  Any group that can add colour by dance routine etc. is also very welcome.  All floats are to assemble on the Narin Road and all bands can park and assemble at the Comprehensive School.  Prizes for floats, individual entrant and children’s fancy dress.  Enquiries to 086-8656312.

Thank you
Fionnuala and Irene Boyle wish to say a huge ‘Thank You’ to all those who contributed so generously to their recent Church Gate Collection for ‘Build it Week Haiti’.  The amount raised was € 1234.10.  The girls will travel to Haiti in October with this building programme.  Your generous contributions are greatly appreciated.

Michael Mc Cahill
The death took place suddenly at his home on Monday 23rd August 2010 of Michael Mc Cahill, Derries, Glenties.  His Remains were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Thursday morning.  Requiem Mass was concelebrated by Fr. Shane Gallagher, Fr. James Friel and Fr. Aodhan Cannon.  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.  Michael is survived by his wife, Bridie, daughters, Nicola, Michelle and Tracey, son Shaun, mother, Eileen, brothers, Des, Peter and Stephen, sisters, Patricia and Angela, nieces, nephews, in-laws, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.

Sympathy
Sincere sympathy is extended to Maria Rafferty on the death of her father, which took place last week and who was buried in Athlone on Friday 3rd September.

Fr. James Mc Dyer
On 14th September 2010 it will be 100 years since the birth of Fr. James Mc Dyer of Glencolmcille.  He was born in Kilraine, Glenties.  Some events have been organised for Saturday 11thSeptember to celebrate his Centenary.  The Programme is as follows – 6 p.m. Mass in Glenties Chapel.  7.30 p.m. – Unveiling of Plaque at his Home in Kilraine.  8.30 p.m. – “Teacht Le Chéile” in the Highlands Hotel to share memories of the vision, the work and the achievements of the late Fr. Mc Dyer, at which Liam Mc Ginley will launch his latest book, “A Revolution on their Hands”.  All are welcome to attend.

Message from an Garda Siochána
The Main Street will be closed to traffic for the duration of the Parade on Sunday 12th September approx 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Alternative routes via Altar & Mullantyboyle.  A One-Way traffic system will be in operation for the Harvest Fair Day – Monday 13th September.  From Mill Road (Connaghan’s) via Mullantyboyle to the Narin Road. From Station Road via Altar to the Glen Road (back of Garda Station).  No traffic other than HGVs & Coaches will have access to the town.

St. Columba’s Comprehensive School – Adult Education – Night Classes
Enrolment is on Monday 20th September 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.  Classes start on Tuesday 28th September.  All fees must be paid on enrolment night.  Fees for those on social welfare benefit reduced by € 45 for 8 week course and by € 20 for 4 week course.  Anyone interested in giving a night class, please send CV to the school.  Full details of all the courses that are being offered are on Notice Board in Church.

Chiropody Clinic
Margaret Connell, Foot Health Practitioner will hold a Chiropody Clinic in Glenties Day Centre on Monday 20th September.  Please telephone Margaret on 087 1417180  to arrange an appointment.

Thanks
On behalf of D.C.I.L. Caroline Quinn would like to Thank all those who donated and cooked the food, played the music and donated prizes for the Barbeque and Barn Dance held recently at the Glen Tavern.  The amount raised was € 1,305.

Community Employment Scheme
A Community Employment Scheme is commencing on 27th September in the Glenties area.  For further details ring 087 9695053.  Fás criteria applies.