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Naomh Conaill GAA Club Notes 17th December 2013

Sincere sympathy is extended to Frank, and Teresa Mc Donnell and family, Glen Road, Glenties, on the sad passing of their young son, Shane, from everyone at Naomh Conaill. The family have a long association with the club, and daughter Aoife, captained the Donegal ladies county team, for the last few years. Shane was a quiet young man, who was going well working on a local Fas scheme, and the community was saddened and shocked, to hear of his sad passing.

Things are quiet on the football scene at the moment with very little happening, but the new year will change all that when things get into full swing again.

There was no winner in the club Lotto, 50 Euro was won by Liz Buckley, Fintown, and Mary Ward, Glassagh, Cloghan.

Naomh Conaill GAA Club Notes 10th December 2013

The Naomh Conaill GAA Club held it’s AGM in the Community Centre on Sat. 7th December. The meeting was very well attended and things proceeded swiftly, with all posts being filled at the first time of asking, except for Oifige Na Gaelige, where the outgoing officer, Crona Regan, was absent, and will be asked to fill the post again.

The club has a new chairman for the coming year with outgoing chairman, Peter Mc Kelvey having completed his three year term, and now hands over the reins to incoming chairman, Daniel Mc Geehan. Former Donegal, and Naomh Conaill goalkeeper, Danny has just completed 4 years as chairman of Buncrana Credit Union, so he is no stranger to what’s needed at the top table.

Before completing his term, Peter read out a letter from Pat Eamonn Boyle, requesting he be considered for the post of Club President, having served Naomh Conaill, as a player, and in all other club officer positions during the last 40 years.
Outgoing President Leo Mc Loone, senior, very graciously stepped aside and allowed Pat to take over for the coming few years. Other posts filled are as follows;
Vice Chairman – Martin Smith
Secretary – Vincent Cranley.
Asst Secretary – Carol Gibbons
Joint Treasurers – Patrick Mc Guigan, and Patsy Furey.
PRO – Michael Jack O Donnell.
Asst PRO – Paul Mc Guigan.
Registrar – Murial Hegarty.
Children’s Officer – David Kelch.
Players Representative – Brendan Mc Dyre.
Coaching Officer – Martin Regan.
Executive Members – Numerous.

A comprehensive written financial report was available for everyone on entering the meeting, showing that the club is on solid ground, and moving forward in very safe hands. Great credit is due to the all concerned for their great efforts.
The secretary’s report was also very comprehensive, detailed, and available to all.

With a hard working board, and excutive in place, Naomh Conaill are in position to move forward confidently, both on and off the field in the coming years.

A motion for a strict code of conduct for all club members, was passed unanimously, and will be strictly adhered to in the coming year, setting good example for the younger generation to follow. Another motion to appoint a separate asst Secretary to the club Secretary, leaving the Minor Board Secretary to concentrate on Minor Board matters, and also the appointment of a Club Development Officer, to lead a strategic plan for the future development of Naomh Conaill.

These two motions will be decided at the 1st Executive meeting.

A third motion unanimously carried was that a 2 Euro weekly charge per player attending training be applied across the board, from U8, through to seniors, male and female, to alleviate the transport costs, and the financial running of the club. This would be capped at 4 Euro per week per household. The bus levy of 2 Euros is disbanded.

Membership is now due for the coming year, and is set at Euros 40 for adults, and Euros 20 for children.

The Ladies Board held their AGM on Sat. also with the following officers being elected
Chairman – Hughie Molloy.
Secretary – Arlene Gallagher.
Treasurer TBA.
PRO – Denise Campbell.
Registrar – Fiona Molloy.

Senior and Minor – Hughie Molloy.
U16 – Seamus Campbell.
U12 – U13 and U14 – Sean Connaughton.

Minor Board AGM.
The minor board held their AGM, and the following officers were appointed;
Chairman – Martin Smith
Secretary – Carol Gibbons
U8 Manager – Pat Ward
U10 – Martin Doherty.
U12 – Martin Smith and James Plumber Boyle.
U14 – Terence Gallagher, and Connie Doherty,
U18 – Damian Craig.

The Lord Mayor campaign, sponsored by Tazetta Mink Farm, came to a fitting finale at a function in Keeney’s Bar also on Sat. night, with Danny Mc Geehan, getting his feet wet right away, acting as MC on the night. The four canditates, Eileen Gallagher, Brian Boyle, Philip Phildy Gallagher, and James Gallagher, were highly commended for their trojan efforts, fund raising for Naomh Conaill, and the Glenties Action Group.

At the end, there was one man standing, the man who has held the position proudly for the last 7 years, James Gallagher, as the results of a closely contested race were announced. Great credit to all four for their wonderful efforts, providing the locals with some great entertainment, over the last few months.

James was presented with a cloak, and chain, by Sven Sjoholm, and his sister, Louise Byrne, of Tazetta Mink Farm, Glenties, and the club are very grateful to them for their sponsorship.

A heartfelt thank you to all who helped the club in any way, from the tea ladies, the very generous sponsors, the supporters, team managers, and anyone else who gave their time, helping to drive the club forward, and provide a platform for the young boys, and girls, coming through the ranks in future years. As in all parishes throughout the land, the local GAA club is the fulchrum of the local community, and helps mould the character of our youngsters for life’s obstacles.

Wishing everyone all the best for the year ahead, both on and off the playing field.

Glenties Notes 5th December 2013

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Madge Gallagher, Station Road, Glenties, who died on Monday 25th November 2013.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Christine Boyle, Highlands Hotel and Anne Marie O’ Donnell, Stranaglough, Glenties on the death on Monday 25th November 2013 of their father, also to all other relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Mary Melly, Main St. Glenties on the death on Wednesday 27th November 2013 of her husband, John Joe; also to all other relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Mary O’Donnell, Gortnasillagh, Glenties, on the death, which took place in England, on Thursday 28th November 2013 of her sister, Annie O’Donnell (formerly Mc Glynn, Ard Patrick, Glenties); also to Annie’s family, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Danny Mc Gill, Glen Road, Glenties on the death of his brother, Denis Mc Gill, Common, Ardara, who was buried in Ardara on Friday last.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Nora Lassus, Tullyard Road, Glenties on the death of her uncle, Peter Mc Dougall in Scotland; also to all other relatives and friends.

S.V.P. Annual Christmas Church Gate Collection:
The S.V.P. Annual Church Gate Collection will be taken up at all Masses this weekend, 7th and 8th December; please support this worthy cause.

The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 26th November were – €20 winners – Kathleen Boyle, Anthony Burke and Maureen Gildea; €50 Winners – Sandra Moore, Rose McGroarty, Bridie Boyle, Margaret Doherty, Annie Boyle, Sadie Sweeney, Anne Byrne, Neilie Bonner, Mary Gazley, Willie McHugh, Pauline McGeehan and Margaret Murray; €60 Winner – Anne Quinn; €100 Winners – Marion Doherty, Edel Dunleavy, Mary Ellen Green, Gracie Hart and Teresa McBrearty; €300 Winner – Bridie Doherty.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo in the Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday night at 9pm. Every line is €50, every house is €100. Jackpot if not won, will be €9300 on the 10/12/2013, if not won on the night €300 will be paid out. In house draws

Bingo will be on Christmas Day at 7pm this year instead of Christmas Eve.

Bowls in the Centre every Monday night at 8pm.

Helen O’Grady Academy Drama classes for children is on every Thursday evening from 5pm. Snooker room is open from 4pm – 10pm every evening. Bookings for the Community Centre contact 0872679321. There are still positions available on the Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated C.E. scheme. D.S.P. criteria apply. For more information contact 0879695053.

Calling All Walkers:
Group walk every night at 7.00 p.m. from the Community Centre; everyone is welcome. Come along and lose some pounds before Christmas.

Naomh Conaill Club Notes 4th December

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 7, 10, 21 and 22. Two prizes of €50 went to Rose Molloy Mill Road and Grace Boyle Glen Road. Next weeks jackpot is €5,000.

The November draw in the 200 plus club took place last Tuesday night at the Community centre bingo. 1st prize €500 DaraghGallagher Ard Patrick. 5 prizes of €100 each Alexandra Kelch The Wood, Zita Mc Closkey Main Street, Annmarie Brennan Ardara, David Hennigan Ardara and John Browne Meenalaragan.

Congratulations to the Donegal vocational school on retaining the Ulster title after they defeated Cavan 3-13 to 1-13 last Wednesday night. Naomh Conaill was represented by Seosamh Mc Kelvey manager, mentor Martin Regan and Ethan O’Donnell and Kevin Mc Gettigan players. Well done boys.

The clubs AGM will take place this Friday night 6th December at 7.30pm in the Community Centre .

The clubs minor board AGM took place last Friday night in the clubhouse.The following managers were appointed for 2014 U8 Pat Ward , U10 Martin Doherty ,U12 Martin Shankey Smith, U14 TBC, U16 Martin Regan and minors Damien Craig.

Congratulations to Ian Molloy who received a referee’s award at the Ulster GAA Presidents awards dinner last Friday night in the Hillgrove hotel.

This Friday night the Mayor of Glenties will be announced in Keeney’s Bar at 10.30pm. A huge effort was put in by the four candidates so come along and show your support.

Naomh Conaill Club Notes 17th December 2012

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 8,11,17 and 23. Two prizes of €50 went to Isabella Mc Gill Main Street Glenties and C Chambers Leitir. Next weeks jackpot is €4,500.

Good luck to our U21 team, their manager and mentors in the County Final this Sunday when they take on St Eunans in Convoy at 1.00pm.

Club merchandise is now available in The Inniskeel Co-Op Glenties and Maxwells Ballinamore. This includes jerseys, jackets, hoddies, t-shirts and kitbags.

Naomh Conaill CLG would like to wish all their players, managers and supporters a very happy Christmas and prosperous 2013.

Naomh Conaill Club Notes 5th December 2012

There was no winner of last weeks lotto.The numbers drawn were 6,11,14 and 21. Two prizes of €50 went to John Molloy Mully Dance and Philip Gallagher Station Road. Next weeks jackpot is €4,300.

The final draw in this years 200 club took place at the bingo in the Highlands Hotel last Tuesday. 1st Prize €500 Eoin Waide Main Street. 5 prizes of €100 each Mary Thompson Ard Mc Gill, Leo Mc Loone Main Street, Annmarie Brennan Ardara, Martin Doherty Meenahalla and Daniel Roog Meenahalla.

In the clubs Last man standing there was only 2 people still in it last Saturday James O’Malley and Ciaran Thompson. Ciaran picked Arsenal who were beaten so James was the Last Man Standing after picking Liverpool. James wins €300.

The Minor board AGM will take place this Friday 7th December in the Clubhouse at 8.00pm. This is a very important meeting where underage managers for 2013 will be appointed. Anyone interested in helping out in any way is asked to attend.

The Clubs AGM will take place in the clubhouse on Friday 14th December at 8.00pm.

Well done to the U21 team who are through to the County final after beating Cloughaneely in the semi final 1-11 to 0-04.

Well done to the Donegal Vocational school on retaining their Ulster title. Congratulations to the Naomh Conaill lads involved Seosamh Mc Kelvey, Martin Regan and Kevin Mc Gettigan.

Glenties Notes 30th December 2011

Bingo takes place in the Community Centre, Glenties every Tuesday night at 9.00 p.m. Doors open at 8.00 p.m. Every Line is € 50, every House is € 100 and the Jackpot is € 400. The Committee thanks everyone for their continued support. We now have a new Lift installed at a cost of € 35,000 for easier access to upstairs. To book the Community Centre ring 0872679321. Please support.

The winners at the Bingo on Tuesday 20th December were – Marita Ward won the Jackpot of € 400. Carol Sweeney, Rosbeg, Marion Davison, Dungloe, Anthony Burke, Bruckless, Mary Kennedy, Joan Mc Nelis, Mary Molloy and Hugo Mc Dyre won € 100 each. Breege Roarty, May Kennedy, Eileen Gildea, Ardara, Jamsie Byrne, Margaret Breslin, Burtonport, Teresa Furey, Shirley Campbell, Anne Quinn, Kathleen Gallagher, Manus Boyle, Burtonport, Fidelma Burke, Bruckless and Geraldine Harkin won € 50 each. Anne Kane, Bruckless, Maureen Hanlon, Leitir and Roisin Harkin won € 35 each. Sarah Browne, Hazel Staunton, Christine Chambers and Mary Gallagher won € 25 each.

Care of the Aged
The Care of the Aged Collection at Glenties amounted to € 1,025 and in Edeninfagh amounted to € 60. Sincere thanks to everyone who gave a donation. The Committee also wish to thank all those who donated spot prizes and cash donations for the Parish Social and everyone who assisted in any way to make the event such a success. Our special thanks to the Priests, to the Highlands Hotel and Frank Mc Ghee for making the function so enjoyable.

The Staff of the Killybegs Community Hospital would like to take this opportunity to thank the community of Glenties for your continued support during 2011. All the patients and staff appreciate your fund raising efforts. They would like to wish you all a very happy and healthy 2012.

Naomh Conaill Notes 28th December 2011

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 4, 12, 20, 28. Next weeks jackpot is €2,700.

The club gave out its christmas prizes at the community centre bingo the winners were – Hamper Bridie Doherty Mill road. 9 prizes of €50 each – Margaret Brennan Doohill Ardara, Patsy Martin Church road, Bid Fletcher Ard Patrick, Catriona Gallagher Station House Glenties, Nabla Furey Ard Mc Gill, Sarah Mc Glynn Fintown, David Gallagher 7 The Rock Glenties and Sophie Connaughton 32 Clos Naomh Conaill.

Underage presentation for U-8’s, U-10’s & U-12’s is on Friday 30th December @ 6pm in the community centre.

The club is seeking applications for senior, reserve, 3rd & U-21 managers. Anyone interested can apply to the club secretary Patsy Furey before Friday 6th January 2012.

The clubs new jersey, DVD of Strictly come dancing 2011 & Donegal yearbooks are on sale in Inniskeel Co-Op.

Club membership for 2012 is €30 for adult and €10 for youth. There is also €100 membership which includes membership and entry into the weekly lotto

Glenties Notes 22nd December 2011

Mass on Christmas Eve will be celebrated at 9 p.m. in both Chapels – Glenties and Edeninfagh. Mass on Christmas Day will be celebrated at 9.30 a.m. in Edeninfagh and in Glenties at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. The 11a.m. Mass is a Family Mass and the children from the local schools will be participating.

Church Crib
The money collected in the collection box at the Crib will be donated to Maria Rafferty’s work in Ethiopia.

Message from Loreto Sister Mary Elizabeth Kirke – Peru Appeal
“Many thanks to the Edeninfagh and Glenties Community for the welcome and tremendous support you gave me during the past weekend. I was overwhelmed by the generosity of your response to my Peru Appeal. Between the collection and later donations it came to € 2,530. Know that all of you and your loved ones will be remembered often at our evening prayer in Lamud and in Lima, Peru. May God bless you always especially now during Advent and Christmastime.”

Bingo takes place in the Community Centre, Glenties every Tuesday night at 9.00 p.m. Doors open at 8.00 p.m. Every Line is € 50, every House is € 100 and the Jackpot is € 400. New Year prizes will be given out on 27th December. Snooker Tables open every evening except Tuesday from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. The Committee would like to thank everyone for their continued support and wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Winners at the Bingo on Tuesday 13th December were – Marian Ward won the Jackpot of € 400. Anne Furey, Sarah Long, John O’ Donnell, Shaun Maloney, Michael Langan, Philomena Mc Gettigan, and Michelle Byrne won € 100 each. Isobel Mc Loone, Rosaleen Melly, Dim Melly, Mickey Herron, Anne Boyle, Ardara, Denise Maguire, Dim Melly, Peter Sweeney, Breege Gallagher, Anne White, Patricia Long, Charlie Mc Brearty, Rose Molloy, Hugh O’ Donnell and Mary Mc Gettigan won € 50 each. Brenda Byrne, Brown Kid and Hugo Mc Dyre won € 35 each.

The St. Vincent de Paul Church Gate Collection amounted to € 1,451. The Conference wish to thank everyone who donated so generously and also those who donated to our monthly collection during the year.

The Church Gate Collection for Epilepsy taken up in Edeninfagh amounted to € 103. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the collection.

Cake Sale, Tea Coffee / Day
The Staff of the Bank of Ireland, Glenties would like to thank all those who baked and donated to their Cake Sale, Tea / Coffee Day. A total of € 652 was raised for Make-A-Wish Foundation. Thank you all for your generosity.

Christmas Shoe Box Appeal
Hazel Barrett would like to thank everyone who supported the Christmas Shoe Box Appeal. Over 700 boxes were sent off from this area to needy children. Hazel is travelling to Moldova in January to deliver boxes so she will see first-hand the response from the children.

Naomh Conaill Notes 20th December 2011

Commiseration to our U-21’s who were beaten by Kilcar in the final on Sunday.

Presentation for U-13’s, U-14’s and U-16’s is on Wednesday 28th December @6pm in the Limelight. Presentation for U-8’s, U-10’s and U-12’s is on Friday 30th December @6pm in the Community centre.

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 10,21,22&28. Two prizes of €50 went to Gerry O’Donnell, Meenhalla & Michael Gallagher, Kilraine. This weeks jackpot is €2,600.

The clubs new jersey, DVD’s of Strictly come dancing 2011 and Donegal yearbooks are now on sale in the Inniskeel Co-Op.

The club is seeking applications for Senior, Reserve, 3rd and U-21 managers. Anyone interested can apply to the club secretary Patsy Furey before Friday 6th January 2012.

Naomh Conaill CLG would like to wish all their players, managers and supporters a very happy Christmas and prosperous 2012.