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Narin & Portnoo Golf Club Notes 20th December 2011

The A.G.M. will take place in the Dolmen Centre at 6p.m. on Friday, December 30th. All full members are entitled to attend.

Eamon McGill won the Christmas Hamper with an excellent score of 69 nett playing off 10 handicap. A double bogey at the start was not a promising omen but with the experience of many a hard-earned win down the years, Eamon responded like a true champion, parring seven of the remaining holes on his front nine. Birdies at 13 and 14 proved the master was still a force to be reckoned with and he ran out a comfortable winner by two shots from Danny McGarrigle.

Paddy B. Boyle won the final big prize of the Christmas period when capturing the Christmas Cracker on Sunday last. Over 40 golfers avoided the Christmas shopping by escaping to the links and the mild weather was a godsend after so many hard days recently. The multi-talented Loughfad resident enjoyed a three point margin of victory over Sean Cafferty in second.

The last two Wednesday Opens were cancelled due to the poor weather.

The club wishes all its members and friends a most peaceful and happy Christmas.


December 11: Christmas Hamper
1. Eamon McGill (10) 69; 2. Danny McGarrigle (14) 71; 3. John Callaghan (18) 72; Twos: 7 balls

December 18: Christmas Cracker:
1. Paddy B Boyle 41; 2. Sean Cafferty 38; 3. Kevin McHugh 37;


December 26: single stableford

December 28: Wednesday Open, ladies and gents, single stableford, 20 euro entry for G.U.I. visitors, including green fee;

Glenties Notes 14th December 2011

Straboy Wind Farm
A public Awareness Meeting to discuss the Implications and Possible Drawbacks to the Residents and the Local Areas in regard to the Straboy Wind Farm will take place in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Sunday 18th December at 7.30 p.m.

The New Playground
The Committee of the New Playground, Glen Road would like to thank everyone who supported their recent Draw. Your support is very much appreciated. Prize winners were – 1st prize – John J. Mc Loone, Mully; 2nd Prize – Cian Doherty, Narin Road; 3rd Prize – Barbara Boyle, Glen Road; 4th Prize – Anna Mc Namee, Aghyaran and 5th Prize – Adrian Nesbitt, c/o Highlands Hotel.

Christmas Confessions
Confessions with a number of visiting Priests will take place in Glenties on Monday 19th December at 8.p.m. Tuesday 20th December in Fintown & Kilclooney at 8 p.m. and Ardara on Wednesday 21st December at 8 p.m.

Care of the Aged Collection
The Care of the Aged annual Church Gate Collection will take place before all the Masses next weekend Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th December.

Preparation Programme for First Holy Communion
A Parish based Preparation Programme for First Holy Communion called – “Do This in Memory” will begin next Sunday 18th December at 11 a.m. Mass, The Programme is for children making their First Holy Communion on 28th April 2012. The Liturgy next Sunday will be prepared by the Parents of the Children and it will involve an Enrolment Ceremony for both the Parents and the Children. A Special Area called the Kid Zone will be marked off in the Church for the Parents and the Children. This Programme will continue on one Sunday every month from January until June.

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. Christmas spot prizes will be given out on Tuesday 20th December and 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.

The winners at the Big Bingo on Tuesday 6th December were – Fidelma Burke won the Jackpot of € 2,000. T. Boyle, Majella Boyle, May Kennedy, Peter Duffy, Patsy Martin, Imelda Gallagher, Ann Breslin, Patricia Campbell and Lisa Coughlan won € 300 each. Ann Mc Hugh and Packie Sweeney won € 150 each. Imelda Gallagher, Yvonne Doherty, Caroline Kee, Paula Hegarty, Cathy Gildea, Patsy Martin, Darragh Gallagher, Anne Furey, James Quinn and Charlie Mc Hugh won € 100 each. Mary Whelan and Elizabeth Buckley won € 50 each. Anne Quinn and Anthony Burke won € 25 each.

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.

Glenties Notes 8th December 2011

Herron / Boyle Wedding
The marriage of Francis Herron and Patricia Boyle took place in St. Conal’s Church, Kilclooney on Saturday 26th November 2011. Fr. Philip Daly, Kilclooney assisted by Fr. Pat Prendergast, Glenties officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. Francis is a son of Patrick and Bernadette Herron, Letterilly, Glenties and Patricia is a daughter of Jimmy and Philomena Boyle, Rosbeg. Her father gave the bride away and her sisters Caroline Carr, Marie Carr and Helen Boyle attended her. Michael Herron, brother of the groom was bestman. Conal Herron, brother and Micheal Brennan, cousin of the groom were groomsmen. Emily Herron was a junior bridesmaid and Lara Herron was a flowergirl. Readings were by Brigid Herron, sister of the groom and Brian Carr, brother-in-law of the bride. Catherine Watters and Cliona Boyle read Prayers of the Faithful. Philomena Boyle and Bernadette Herron, mothers of the bride and groom brought the Gifts to the Altar. A Reflection was read by Peter Gallagher. Music and singing was by Deirdre Doherty. The reception was held in The Mill Park Hotel, DonegalTown and the honeymoon was spent touring.

Journey to the Manger
The Christmas story will never change. The message of hope, joy and love is still offered today, just as it has been over many centuries. The staff and children of Scoil Mhuire would like you to join them on Wednesday 14th December in St Connell’s Church, Glenties at 6.00 p.m. (Please note change of time) for an evening in which they re-enact the Journey to the Manger as they rediscover the meaning of Christmas and all it means. This will be followed by refreshments and a draw in Scoil Mhuire School Gym. Looking forward to seeing you all on what promises to be a wonderful night!

The John Giles Foundation 7 a Side Soccer Competition
The Boys and Girls of Scoil Mhuire won the Regional Finals of John Giles 7 a Side Soccer Competition. Unfortunately the boys lost in the County semi-finals, but the Girls went on to win their CountyFinal in Ballybofey on Thursday 1st December. Well done to the boys and girls who brought three lovely Trophies back to their school. This is the first time this competition was ever held.

The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 29thNovember were – Sarah Long, Fintown won the jackpot of € 400. Christine Mc Cool, Anne Whyte, Ardara, Anne Davison, Burtonport, Annie Deane, Kilcar, Denise Campbell, Rosaleen Melly, Cathy Connell and Breege Coyle won € 100 each. Denise Campbell, Anne Quinn, Mary Kennedy, Main Street, Rosaleen Gallagher Ardara, Emer O’ Donnell, Martin Mc Taggart, Yvonne Doherty, Michael Byrne, Naticha Dorerthy, Naticha Dorerthy, Naticha Dorerthy, Mc Devitt, Paddy Gallagher and Michael Dorerthy won € 50 each. Hugh Gallagher and Isabel Boyle won € 25 each.

Loreto Sister
Loreto Sister Mary Elizabeth Kirke, who is a niece of the late Eileen Kennedy, Kilraine, has been living in Peru, in the Andes of Amazonas Province, for almost six years. Sr. Elizabeth would like to make an appeal in some Churches such as in Glenties where she has roots or connections. She is involved with the people of many villages in this Northern part of Peru, who are anxious to plant trees and improve the level of agriculture in their areas, but who have no resources to help them to do this. Sr. Elizabeth will speak at all the Masses in Glenties next weekend and we will have a Special Bucket Collection for her Peru Appeal.

Preparation for Christmas
“You are invited to set aside an hour a week during the next few weeks of Advent to refresh yourself body and soul as you join in some quiet and reflective time here at The Convent in Gortnamucklagh on Thursday 8th, Wednesday 14th and Wednesday 21st at 8 p.m.”

Santa coming to Kilraine
GAP Tourism has invited Santa to the Gap Walking Trail (Bord na Mona site) on Saturday 10th December from 4.30 p.m. – 6. 00 p.m. Tickets are on sale in your local Post Office. Cost is € 10 for one child and € 25 for three of more. Any queries please contact Rosemary on 087 9692076.

Christmas Variety Concert
A Variety Concert, featuring a range of local talent will take place in the Community Centre, Glenties on Friday 9th December at 8 p.m. Admission is € 5. Proceeds are in aid of Glenties Community Action Group. Come along and enjoy a good night’s entertainment. More information here

Naomh Conaill Notes 6th December 2011

The ladies AGM was held last Sunday evening and the following officers were elected Chairperson, Shauna Molloy, Secretary to be elected at next meeting, Treasurer, Roseleen Doherty, Registra, Fiona Molloy, PRO Arlene Gallagher, Childrens Officer Lynne Porter. The following managers were also elected U12 girls Arlene Gallagher and Grainne Mc Loone, U14 girls, Christopher Molloy and Fiona Molloy, U16 girls Christopher Molloy, Minor and Senior Shaun Boyce. The board would like to thank out going officers Fiona Gallagher and Fiona Quinn for all their hard work over the last few years.

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 1,12,16,17. Two prizes of 50 Euro went to Ann Bonner, Glen Road and Dim Melly, Letir. This weks jackpot now stands at 2,400 Euro.

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

Anyone interested in the position of vice chairman and asst secretary should contact secretary Patsy Furey.

Narin & Portnoo Golf Club Notes 6th December 2011

John Callaghan won the final stableford of November by a single point from Paul McCloskey in second. The bulk of his work was accomplished on the outward nine, with three three-pointers accompanying six regulation two-pointers for a halfway total of 21. It was harder coming back but John kept a blank off his scorecard and the two points achieved at the last guaranteed his success.

Last Wednesday’s Open was cancelled due to the inclement weather so the opportunity to golf on Sunday was welcomed by the mid-week crew. The hailstones were not too inviting, and yet scoring was quite good, with Harold Reid and Donie McCole excelling with 39 stableford points for a two-point victory. The Mini-Hamper scheduled for last Sunday has been deferred to a future date.

December 4: 4BBB Stableford
1. Harold Reid & Donie McCole 39; 2. Willie Quinn & Joseph Shovlin 37 b.o.t.; 3. Sean McGinley Snr. & Sean McGinley Jnr. 37; Twos: 4 balls

November 27: Sunday Open
1. John Callaghan (18) 35; 2. Paul McCloskey (16) 34; 3. Padraig McGinley (28) 32; Twos: 21 balls (only Joseph McLoone)

December 11: Christmas Hamper
December 14: Wednesday Open, ladies and gents, single stableford, 20 euro entry for G.U.I. visitors, including green fee;

Glenties Notes 1st December 2011

Sincere sympathy is extended to his son, brothers, sister, other relatives and friends of Gerry Mc Dermott, Cellbridge, Co. Kildare. Gerry was a son of the late Con and Fanny Mc Dermott, Edeninfagh, Glenties. He was predeceased by his wife some years ago.

Sincere sympathy is extended to her family, nieces and nephews, relatives and friends of Annie Maguire formerly of Glen Road, Glenties who died recently in England. Her husband Packie predeceased her some years ago. Annie was 99 years old and was an aunt of the late Gerry Mc Dermott.

Santa coming to Kilraine
GAP Tourism has invited Santa to the Gap Walking Trail (Bord na Mona site) on Saturday 10th December from 4.30 p.m. – 6. 00 p.m. Tickets are on sale in your local Post Office. Cost is € 10 for one child and € 25 for three of more. Any queries please contact Rosemary on 087 9692076.

Scoil Mhuire Annual Carol Service
Scoil Mhuire annual Carol Service will be held on Wednesday 14th December at 6.30 p.m. in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties. There will be refreshments in the Community Gym afterwards and also a Special Guest. Everyone is welcome to join us.

Big Bingo
There will be a Big Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 6th December 2011. Games 1 to 5 – Lines € 100, Full Panel – € 300, Game 6 – Line – € 100 and Full Panel – € 2000 Jackpot. Games 7 to 11 – Line € 100 and Full Panel € 300. Price including Jackpot sheet is – Single Book € 25, Double Book – € 40. Extra Jackpot sheet costs € 5. Doors will open at 7.30 p.m.

Meeting for Parents of First Holy Communion Children
A meeting for Parents of First Holy Communion Children of Scoil Mhuire, St. Riaghan’s and KilkennyN.S. will take place in Scoil Mhuire on Wednesday 7th December at 8.00 p.m.

Parish Social
The Glenties Parish Social for all the Senior Citizens of the area will take place next Sunday 4th December at 3 p.m. in the Highlands Hotel. The support of the public would be very much appreciated from 5.30 p.m. onwards.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul may be contacted confidentially on 087 1539018 if you are experiencing financial difficulties for Christmas.

Church Gate Collection
The Church Gate Collection taken up recently for The Community Gym at Scoil Mhuire amounted to € 738.00. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the collection.

Thank You
Edeninfagh N.S. Fundraising Dance raised € 3,705.00. Thank you to everyone who supported this cause so generously.

Mass in Rossnowlagh
A bus will leave Mc Guinness’ Café at 6.00 p.m. on Tuesday 6th December and every first Tuesday for Mass in Rossnowlagh. The organisers wish to make an appeal for people to join them.

Wedding Bells
Congratulations to Francis Herron, Letterilly, Glenties and Patricia Boyle, Rosbeg who were married in KilclooneyChurch on Saturday last.

Naomh Conaill Notes 20th December 2010

There was no winner of last weeks club lotto. Two prizes of 50 Euro went to Gerard Gallagher, Killybegs and Paddy McDevitt. The numbers drawn were 10,12,16,17. The jackpot now stands at 4,600 Euro.

The Night at the Races due to take place last Friday night in the Noble Bar had to be cancelled because of the bad weather.

The Donegal Yearbook is now on sale on Mc Glincheys.

The club would like to wish all our members and players a very Happy Christmas and Peaceful New Year.

Naomh Conaill Notes 14th December 2010

Commiserations to our senior team after losing to Crossmaglen in the Ulster Club Final in Cavan last Sunday. They have served the club and county very proudly and we would like to thank Cathal and the boys for giving us some wonderful memories in 2010. We are very lucky to have such a talented and dedicated bunch of players and we hope they can continue on in 2011.

The U21s are due to play Four Masters at home in the 1st round of the championship this Sunday.

The November draw for 200 Club was a week late because of the bad weather and was held last Tuesday night in the Highlands Hotel and 1st prize of 500 Euro went to Pat Eamon Boyle, Glen Road and 5 prizes of 100 Euro went to Albert Wade, Martin Mc Dyer, Ann Quinn, Stacey Blake and Dermott Bonner.

A Night at the Races will be on in the Noble Bar, Fintown on Friday 17th December at 8.30pm.A bus will leave Roddys at 8.15pm. Special guest on the night will be Dr Maguire.

There was no lotto draw last week because of the bad weather. The draw takes place every Tuesday night at the Community Centre Bingo and next Tuesday they will be holding there Christmas Bingo with lots of prizes.

Congratulations to Sean Connaughton on his appointment as Youth Officer at last Monday nights County Convention.

Narin & Portnoo Golf Club Notes 14th December 2010

The members finally got out on the links again last Sunday after a long hiatus due to snow and ice, and, after a chilly start, the large field enjoyed competing for the prestigious Christmas Hamper. Mark Diver proved triumphant on the day, pipping Jimmy Cunningham to the goodies with a five under par 68.

Barney Cunningham was the winner of last Friday’s senior outing with a score of 32 points and goes into the lead in the overall competition with just two competitions remaining. Paddy Boyle took the silver medal position, beating Michael Naughton on a break of tie with both on 30 points. Manus Boyle had the best score so far in the tournament when he carded an excellent 35 points in the previous 16 hole competition to win by 3 points from Joe Conneely. The top of the table in the overall competition shows Barney Cunningham 35; Paddy Boyle 31; Manus Boyle 29; Denis Carbery and Micheál McGinley on 28 each. The overall prize is counted on the winner of a weekly competition receiving 10 points descending to tenth place getting one point. Weather permitting we intend to have an outing on Friday, December 17th and the final outing and presentation of prizes is scheduled for Thursday, December 23rd with tee booked each day from 10a.m. to 11a.m.

A re-scheduling of events is required and the postponed Christmas Cracker will now be played on Wednesday, December 22nd. This free single stableford event will feature a shotgun start at 11a.m. and is closed to members. The Christmas Party will commence with music on that day at 4p.m., followed by a buffet and the presentation of hampers and turkeys won in November and December.

The Annual General Meeting will be held in the clubhouse on Wednesday, December 29th commencing at 5.30p.m. It will be preceded by an E.G.M. starting at 5p.m. in which the members will vote on the newly updated constitution. This document will be posted in the clubhouse from Wednesday, December 15th. The club’s financial report will also be displayed in the clubhouse from December 15th, along with the Nomination Sheet for Council and the Motions Sheet. All Full Members are invited to attend.

November 17: 1. John Molloy 33; 2. Raymond Gallagher, Castlehume 31; No twos;
November 24: 1. Micheál McGinley 36; 2. John McBride 35; 3. Packie McHugh 35; Twos: 6 balls
December 12: Christmas Hamper 1. Mark Diver 68; 2. Jimmy Cunningham 69; 3. Marty McGing 70 b.o.t.; Twos: 7 balls

Sunday December 19: Mini Hamper, Single stableford, closed
Wednesday, December 22: Christmas Cracker, Free entry, Single stableford, closed, shotgun start at 11a.m., Christmas Party and Presentations to follow from 4p.m.