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Naomh Conaill Club Notes 28th August 2012

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 3,10.23 and 27. Two prizes of €50 went to Dim Melly Leitir and Patricia Mullen Killybegs. Next weeks jackpot is €2,900.

The 10th draw in the 200 Club took place at the Community Centre bingo last Tuesday. 1st prize €500 Cormac Quinn The Glen Tavern. 5 prizes of €100 each Mary Quinn The Glen Tavern,Joe mc Glinchey Main Street, Vincent Cranley Kilraine, Fiona Quinn Fintown and Pauline Doherty Meenahalla.

The U13’s got their season off to a winning start when they had a great victory over Bundoran. Bundoran 6-06 7-17 Naomh Conaill. This Friday 31st August they are home to Ardara. Check website for time.

The U14’s play Ardara in the Division One Regional Championship Final this Wednesday 29th August in Dooey at 7.30pm. Good Luck Boys.

Well done to the U15 team that won the County Og Sport on Monday night in Gweedore where they recorded victories in all of their 3 games. Naomh Conaill 8-06 0-02 Convoy, Naomh Conaill 3-07 1-01 Na Rossa and Naomh Conaill 4-09 0-05 Gweedore. They will now go forward to represent Donegal in Ulster which takes place on Saturday 8th September in Stewartstown Co Tyrone.

The minors were beaten by Naomh Mhuire last Wednesday in the Championship quarter final second leg. Naomh Mhuire 2-11 1-03 Naomh Conaill. The play-off between them now takes place this Friday 31st August at 7pm in Dooey.

The U21’s bet Bundoran in the U21 A Football championship on Monday night. Bundoran 2-07 2-12 Naomh Conaill.

The third team had a narrow victory over Naomh Ultan at home last Saturday in the Junior B Football Championship. Naomh Conaill 1-09 1-08 Naomh Ultan.

The reserves and seniors are home this Sunday 2nd September to Ardara in the league. The reserve game is at 1.30 followed by the senior game at 3pm.

The minor board held a very successful camp last week. Thanks to everyone who helped out. Thanks especially to Leo and Marty who came down on Friday to make presentations to all the children who attended the camp.

The club launched their harvest fair draw recently. 1st prize €1,000 2nd 42″ flat screen television, 3rd 2 All Ireland Football tickets 4th Digital camera 5th €100. Tickets are €5 each or €10 for a book of 3. The draw will take place on Friday 14th September. Tickets are now on sale.

Naomh Conaill ladies GAA under age and senior AGM will be held on 28th September at 8pm in the clubhouse. It is very important that all members, mentors,players and parents of the under age players attend.

Congratulations to the Donegal Senior team on a brillant performance against Cork to reach this years All Ireland Final. The club is very proud of all the Naomh Conaill lads associated with the team – players Anthony,Leo, Dermot and Marty, Manager Jim and kitman Joe. Well Done Lads.

Naomh Conaill GAA Club Notes 3rd August 2012

The club would like to wish Anthony, Leo, Dermot, Marty, Jim, Joe and all the Donegal team the best of luck for this weekends All Ireland quarter final against Kerry in Croke Park on Sunday.

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 2,3,8 and 24. Two prizes of €50 went to Rosaleen Gallagher Ardara and Michael O’Donnell Mullantyboyle. Next weeks jackpot is €2,500.

Well done to the U-10A team that won the blitz in Dungloe last Saturday beating Naomh Mhuire and Dungloe.

The U-12A team won the All County blitz last Saturday in Ballybofey where they overcame Killybegs in the final. The B team were beaten in their final. Well done to all the players and management team.

Hard luck to the U-14 team who were beaten in the Division One League County final by St Eunans. Naomh Conaill 0-03 1-20 St Eunans.

The club held a very successful Cul Camp last week. Thanks to everyone who helped out. 81 children attended the camp and enjoyed a visit from The Anglo Celt cup on Friday. Photos of the camp can be viewed on the clubs website.

The club will hold a camp for boys and girls age 6 to 12 years from Tuesday 21st August to Friday 24th August. The camp will run from 10am to 2pm everyday and costs €25 per child or €40 per family. Registration will start on Tuesday 21st at 9.30am. For more information contact Martin Shankey-Smith on 087 6534840.

Well done to the third team who won the championship play-off against NaomhPadraig Muff 1-07 to 3-10.

There will be an Ardara v Naomh Conaill over 40’s challenge match on Monday next 6th August in Kentucky at 5.30pm in aid of Down Syndrome as part of the Ardara GAA Family Day. Everyone Welcome.

Tickets for the All Ireland Quarter final will be given out in the clubhouse on Friday night between 7.00 & 8.30pm

Naomh Conaill Club Notes 13th July 2012

There was no winner of this weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 4,7,21 & 28. Two prizes of €50 went to Brenda Reid Tullyard Road and Martina Mc Dermott The Rock. Next weeks jackpot is €2,200.

The U-10 Go Games Blitz will be hosted by Naomh Mhuire in The Banks on Saturday 14th July at 12 noon. Teams taking part will be Naomh Mhuire, Ardara, Na Rossa and ourselves Naomh Conaill. Well done to the Naomh Conaill A & B teams who won the blitz in Glenties last weekend.Thanks to all those who helped host the U-10 blitz in Glenties on Saturday. Many thanks to all those who catered on the day, brought food, helped run the blitz and refereed the matches.

The U-12’s played in the League Regional semi final on Monday night against Four Masters. The B team won their game 3-10 to 1-06. They now play Killybegs in the final. The A team also won their semi final 5-10 to 3-07 and they play Dungloe in the final.

The U-14’s had a comprehensive victory over Ardara on Friday night so that qualifies them for the Championship regional semi final. Tonight Wednesday they play in the U-14 Division One League County semi final in Donegal Town at 7.30pm when they take on Mac Cumhaills.

The minors played their last game in the league on Friday night when they were beaten by Dungloe 3-09 to 1-09.

The thirds were in Championship action on Sunday evening when they played Naomh Padraig- Muff. Naomh Conaill 2-17 2-05 Naomh Padraig. The return leg is fixed for this Saturday 14th July at 7.30pm in Muff.

Both the seniors and reserves recorded away victories on Saturday evening against Gweedore. The reserves recorded a victory on a score line of Gweedore 0-08 1-09 Naomh Conaill. The seniors put in another fine display to beat Gweedore 1-09 to 3-12. They now turn their attention to a home clash with Kilcar on Sunday 15th July. The reserve game is at 1.30pm followed by the senior game at 3.00pm.

Congratulations to the U-14 Girls who won the U14 A Final last week when they defeated Fanad Gaels by the narrowest of margins. Naomh Conaill 6-05 5-07 Fanad Gaels. Congratulations also to the Senior Ladies who recently won the Darren Mc Ginley Memorial Cup. The club hosted an U-12 Girls blitz on Saturday in Pairc Acla. Thanks to everyone who helped on the day with the running of the blitz. Thanks to the committee of Pairc Acla for letting us use their great facilities.
The Naomh Conaill Cul Camp will take place from the 23rd – 27th July. For more information contact Daragh on 087 2121036.

The Ulster Final between Donegal and Down in Clones on July 22nd is an All Ticket game. Orders for tickets can be given to any senior club officer before 4pm on Thursday. Tickets will be given out in the clubhouse on Thursday 19th July from 7-8 pm.

Naomh Conaill Club Notes 7th July 2012

Congratulations to the U-14 team, their manager and mentors on winning the Division One League Regional Final against Four Masters on Monday night. Naomh Conaill 4-12 3-08 Four Masters. They are now through to the County Semi Final (no details at time of going to print ) see clubs website for details. In the championship the U-14’s had a fine victory over Naomh Mhuire in round 1. Naomh Mhuire 1-07 4-15 Naomh Conaill. This Friday 6th July they are home to Ardara at 7.30pm in round 2.

The minors had a victory over neighbours Ardara in the league last week. Ardara 3-06 3-11 Naomh Conaill. They are due to play Dungloe this week (see clubs website for details).

The thirds had another good won over Ardara on Friday night. Ardara 0-09 0-15 Naomh Conaill.

Both the seniors and reserves recorded away victories at the weekend over Dungloe. The reserves put in a great display to bet Dungloe 2-05 to 1-10. The senior team got bacK to winning ways with a great display of football to bet Dungloe 0-05 to 1-13. Due to the County teams success the Club championships which was due to be played this weekend is now off. There will be a full round of league fixtues. See clubs website for details

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 1, 10, 11 and 12. Two prizes of €50 went to Anna Cannon Kilcar and Charles Mc Carron Dungloe. Next weeks jackpot is €2,100.

The Naomh Conaill Cul Camp will take place in Davy Brennan Memorial Park from the 23rd- 27th July. For more information contact Daragh on 087 2121036.

Well done to the Donegal senior football team who are through to the Ulster final on July 22nd. Ticket details have not been circulated to clubs yet but anyone looking for a ticket is asked to give their names to any club officer.

Local Pair takes honours at the Topaz Donegal International Rally

Declan Boyle would be best known as owner of The Limelight Nightclub in the town. As many of you know Declan is involved in motorsport from seeing articles about his in the Donegal Post and indeed seeing his Ford Escort MK2 Rally Car in the floats at the Harvest Fair. This happened to be Declan’s 4th Donegal International rally and he entered with his cousin Brian Boyle sitting alongside him in the navigation seat. The rally was over a time period of three days, starting Friday 15th and ending on Sunday 17th.

Day one started with Daniel McKenna (Ford Escort MK2) and David Bogie (Metro 6R4) dominating the first lock of stages, Declan was closely following sitting in 3rd place. As disaster hit for McKenna with axel problems and Bogie dropped out due to a wheel falling of the car while rallying this left Declan in the lead over Glenswilly man Manus Kelly (Ford Escort MK2).

Day two saw Manus Kelly pull Declan’s lead back to 24 seconds but later on in the day Declan responded to have an overnight lead of 24.8 seconds. Declan’s favourite stage, Knockalla, was cancelled but they shortened the stage to a couple of miles so they would let the drivers get a run at the classic stage.

Day three seen Declan on the pace straight away gaining his lead back up to 30 seconds but worse was to come. On stage 19, Atlantic Drive Declan clipped a rock and got a puncture leaving Manus Kelly to take the lead by 2.7 seconds and only 3 stages left to go. Declan just about clinched the lead back heading into the last stage but it was down to the wire, anything could have happened on the last stage. Declan came out the better of Manus Kelly by 4.8 seconds. This is Declan’s second national win as he won in the Galway International rally earlier this year.

Report by Declan Boyle (DB Pics)

Naomh Conaill Club Notes 12th June 2012

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 2,4,10,17. Two prizes of €50 went to Michael Ward, Straboy and May Kennedy. Kilraine. Next weeks jackpot is €3,200.

There is a fundraising dance in aid of Naomh Conaill Ladies and Fintown Harps in Halla Baile Na Finne, Fintown this Sunday 17th June at 9pm. Doors open at 8pm. Music by The Regulators. Admission €10. So get on your dancing shoes and come and support two worthy local clubs.

The U-10’s Go Games Games blitz is in Naomh Mhuire (the banks) this Saturday 16th June at 12 noon. The two other clubs taking part in the blitz is Dungloe and Kilcar.

The U-12 Go Games League continues next Monday 18th June at 6.30 when Naomh Conaill are away to Ardara.
Good luck to the U-14 team who play Aodh Ruadh in the Division One League Regional Semi Final this Friday at 7.30pm in Donegal Town.

Both the reserves and seniors were beaten by St Eunans in the league at the weekend. The reserves lost 3-08 to 1-10 while the seniors were beaten 3-06 to 1-06.

Good luck to the Donegal team especially the Naomh Conaill lads when they take on Derry in Ballybofey on Saturday evening.

Naomh Conaill Club Notes 16th May 2012

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 1,2,17 & 28. Two prizes of €50 went to Breege Roarty, Ard Mc Gill, Glenties and Maria Boyle, Clooney.Next weeks jackpot is €2,800.

The final night for registration with the Naomh Conaill Ladies is the 17th May for underage and registration will take place in the clubhouse at 7.30pm and the 18th for Senior ladies with registration taking place in the clubhouse at 8pm. These are the last nights for registering so please make sure to attend these nights. There will be a sponsored car wash at the grotto this Saturday from 10-5 in aid of the Naomh Conaill U-14 girls who are representing Donegal in the All Ireland feile in June.

The club held a very successful U-8 Go Games last Saturday. A great day was had by everyone. Thans to everyone who helped on the day.

The U-10’s have their first blitz of the year this Saturday 19th May at 12 noon when they travel to Killybegs who will be hosts to Dungloe, Naomh Mhuire and ourselves Naomh Conaill.

The U-12 game that was fixed for Monday 14th against Dungloe was cancelled and has been refixed for this Thursday 17th. Next Monday 21st May they are away to Killybegs at 6.30pm.

The U-14’s had another fine victory last week over Aodh Ruadh. Naomh Conaill 5-12 2-06 Aodh Ruadh. Next Wednsday 23rd May they are away to Ardara at 7.30pm.

D’imir an fhoireann U-15 Ard A Ratha maidin Dé Domhnaigh i gComórtas Peile na Gaeltachta, scór deireanach Naomh Conaill 0-8 1-04 Ard A Ratha.

Both the Seniors and Reserve teams were in league action on Sunday against St. Michaels. Our reserve team won Naomh Conaill 2-11 3-03 St Michaels. The senior game ended in a draw Naomh Conaill 1-06 1-06 St Michaels.

Club merchandise is now on sale in the Co-Op.

Good luck to the Donegal Minors and Seniors especially the Naomh Conaill lads when they take on Cavan this Sunday in the preliminary round of the Ulster championship.

Naomh Conaill Notes 31st January 2012

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn 1,4,15&28. Two prizes of €50 went to Charles Melly Gortnasillagh Glenties and Fiona Boyle Main St Glenties. Next weeks jackpot is €3,200.

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

The Clubs Hot Buffet presentation dance will take place in the Highlands Hotel on Saturday 18th February @8pm. Music by Derailed. Tickets €20 and are available from The Paperstop, The Craft gallery, The Co-Op or contact Rosaleen Doherty.

Congratulations to Leo Mc Loone who was appointed Naomh Conaill minor manager for 2012 and to James Ellis who was appointed oifig na gaeilge.

There will be a referees beginners course on Saturday 4th February @ 9.30am. A referees refreshers course on Thursday 16th February @ 7.30pm. An umpires course on Wednesday 29th February @ 7.30pm. All courses are in Jackson’s hotel Ballybofey. Anyone interested in any of the courses is asked to contact Patsy Furey.

There is a meeting for Naomh Conaill senior ladies on Saturday @ 8.30. Any new players welcomed.

The club is seeking applications for reserve and 3rd team managers. Anyone interested can apply to club secretary Patsy Furey. Closing date is Friday 3rd February.

The club would like to wish the Donegal team especially manager Jim Mc Guinness and our players Anthony, Leo, Eoin, Marty, Dermot, Johnny and backroom member Joe good luck for the National football league

The Far Side of the Glen CD Launch by Donegal fiddlers Tara Connaghan and Derek McGinley

Tara Connaghan from Glenties and Derek McGinley from Meenacharvey (Glencolmcille) celebrated the first launch of their new CD at the Ennis Trad Festival on November 13th to a large and attentive audience. The CD entitled The Far Side of the Glen, featuring just the two fiddles of Derek and Tara, focuses solely on the musical style and repertoire of south west Donegal with the title referring to them living on either side of the scenic valley of Glengesh.

The CD will shortly be launched on home turf with launches in Carrick on Friday December 9th in The Central Bar and Saturday December 10th in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties. The fiddle pair will also perform as special guests with Altan on New Year’s night in Ionad Cois Locha during the Frankie Kennedy Winter School.

Tara and Derek, having played together for many years in sessions, on stage and in various projects, have developed a repertoire and form that respects both their styles and this can be clearly heard on their CD. The CD also showcases one of many compositions of Derek which haven’t been recorded before.

The Far Side of the Glen CD is available on and will also be available from record stores and for download on iTunes from early December. It will also be available in local shops around Glenties.

Forthcoming Concert Listings

Friday 9th December 2011
Central Bar, Carrick
Start Time: 9:00 PM
Free entrance

Saturday 10th December 2011
Highlands Hotel, Glenties
Start time: 9pm
Free entrance

Sunday 1st January 2012
As special guests of Altan
Ionad Cois Locha, Dun Luiche as part of the Frankie Kennedy Winter School
Start time 8.30pm
Tickets: €22 from 074 953 2949 or

Glenties Notes 16th November 2011

The Late Packie Mc Dyer
The death took place in Letterkenny Hospital on Monday 7th November 2011 of Packie Mc Dyer, Derries, Glenties. His Remains were brought to his son James’s home on Glen Road on Tuesday and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Thursday morning. Fr. Shane Gallagher celebrated Requiem Mass at 11 a.m. Family members did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought the Gifts to the Altar. Music and singing were by Kevin Herron, Anne Mc Dwyer and Breidín Boyle. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. Packie is survived by his wife, Annie, daughter Rosaleen, sons, Thomas, Conal, James and John, sisters Nan Harkin and Barbara Breslin, brother James, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, in-laws, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. His brother Thomas J. predeceased him in August of this year, his sister Sally in September 2009 and a baby brother died in infancy.

The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 8th November were – Mary Gallagher, Portnoo won the Jackpot of € 400. Mary Furey, Mary Mc Gill, Hugh Gallagher, Mary Boyle, Burtonport, May Kennedy, Kilraine, Norah Gallagher, and M. Gillespie won € 100 each. Sadie Sweeney, Nancy Mc Gill, Margaret Melly, Maggie O’ Donnell, Margo Gallagher, Mary Ellen Bonner, Katie O’ Hara, Paula Hegarty, Fiona Gallagher, Mairead Gallagher, Killybegs, Isobel Mc Loone, Charlie Mc Carron, Dungloe, John O’ Donnell, Cathy Connell and Rose Mc Groarty won € 50 each. Paddy Campbell won € 35. Sinead Sweeney and Eileen Langan won € 25 each. Margaret Gallagher, Ardara, Teresa Molloy and Mairead Gallagher, Killybegs won € 20 each.

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 of Books including Jackpot sheet is – Single € 25, Double – € 40. Extra Jackpot sheet costs € 5. Doors will open at 7.30 p.m.

Thank You
A Big Thank You to everyone who donated to the sponsored Free- Fall Parachute Jump in aid of Donegal Mountain Rescue and MS Society. € 700 was donated. Thank you all again from Paul Dawson.

Congratulations to Ciaran Boyle who recently graduated from G M I T Galway with a B.Sc. Honours Degree in Construction Management. Ciaran is a son of Hugh and Mary Ita Boyle, Glen Road, Glenties.

Congratulations to Brian Quinn who also graduated from G M I T with a B.Eng. Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Brian is a son of Bernie and Carmel Quinn, Kilkenny, Glenties.

Church Gate Collection
The Church Gate Collection taken up recently in aid of The Simon Community amounted to € 677.73. Thank you to everyone who contributed so generously to the collection.

Scrap Saturday – Scrap Metal Collection
A collection of scrap metal will take place at the Naomh Conaill GAA Grounds on Saturday 19th November. You can bring along your scrap, or to have scrap collected, please contact 087 6483685.

Fintown Harps A.F.C.
The recent Church Gate Collection amounted € 711.25. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the local community team.

Fintown Harps have organised a Draw for five Christmas Hampers. The Draw will take place on 11th December in Teach Jimí. Lines are € 2 for one line or € 5 for three lines and are available from any committee member.

‘Naíonra Baile na Finne’
Naíonra Baile na Finne will hold a Table Quiz in the Railway Bar, Fintown on Friday 18th November at 8.30 p.m. € 5 per person. Everyone is welcome. Spot Prizes.

Old Mobile Phones
If you have any old mobile phones lying about the house please leave them in Costcutters, Glenties or contact Kathleen at 087 6347972.

Fundraising Dance
Edeninfagh N.S. Fundraising Dance is on tomorrow night Friday 18th November in The Limelight, Glenties. Doors will open at 9.30 p.m. Music is by De-railed, Shaun Mc Monagle, B & J Sounds, Dara, Rockhill Ramblers, Purple Fall & Turbulent Eddy. Admission is € 10. Door Prizes and spot Prizes.

World Remembrance Day for Victims of Road Traffic Accidents
The 11 a.m. Mass in St. Connell’s Church Glenties next Sunday 20th November will be celebrated for the intentions of road traffic accident victims. The names of everyone who has died on the roads at home or abroad will be read out at the beginning of the Mass on that day. Relatives and friends of the deceased are invited to attend. Members of the emergency services are also invited i.e. Fire Brigade, Ambulance and An Garda Síochána together with the Road Safety Officer attached to Donegal County Council. The contact numbers for those who would like to have someone remembered at the Mass are – Anne 086- 2436849 and Rose – 087-2919830 or email