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Glenties Notes 15th June 2011

The Late Eileen Kennedy
The death took place of Eileen Kennedy, Kilraine, Glenties on Tuesday 24th May 2011, in Our Lady of Fatima Nursing Home, Tralee, Co. Kerry. Her Remains were brought to Shovlin’s Funeral Home, Sandfield, Portnoo early on Wednesday morning and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Wednesday evening, where they were received by Fr. Shane Gallagher before 7.30 p.m. Mass. Fr. Gallagher also celebrated Requiem Mass on Thursday at 12 noon. Readings were by Eileen’s niece, Mary Mc Bride and nephew, Michael Kirk. Burial took place in Kilraine Graveyard. She is survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Three sisters and two brothers predeceased her, Annie Shovlin, Mary Kathleen Kirk, and Rose (Sr. Aquinas), Peter Kennedy and another brother who died early in life. She was 95 years of age and was the last surviving member of the family of Charlie and Mary Kennedy, Kilraine. Eileen was a teacher of Science and Maths and she taught in the Brigidine Convent secondary school, Goresbridge, Co. Kilkenny, Magherafelt and Strabane. She also taught in Nigeria for two years in the late sixties. When she retired she returned to Kilraine where she lived until she moved to the Nursing home in Tralee a few years ago.

Sympathy
Sincere sympathy is extended to Eileen Mc Dyer and family, Meenahalla, Glenties on the death of Eileen’s father Patrick Logue, Carndonagh, which took place last week.

Wedding Bells
Congratulations to Stephen Bonner and Anne Byrne who were married in The Cathedral, Mullingar on Saturday 4th June 2011. Stephen is a son of Martin and Mary Bonner, Glen Road, Glenties and Anne is a daughter of Val and Monica Byrne, Mullingar. Fr. Padraig Mc Mahon officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. The bride was given away by her father and was attended by her sisters, Marie Doran and Elaine Byrne and a friend, Aoife Brennan. Mark Bonner, brother of the groom was bestman. Friends of the groom, Donal Boyle, Thomas Donoghue and Alan O’Donnell were groomsmen. Kelly Doran was flowergirl and Oisín Bonner was pageboy. Readings were by Marie Bonner, sister of the groom and John Byrne, brother of the bride. Roisín Bonner, Brendan Earley, Gillian Buckley, Martin Bonner, Karen Devenney and Ann Marie Gilligan read Prayers of the Faithful. Monica Byrne and Mary Bonner, mothers of the bride and groom brought the Gifts to the Altar. A Reflection was read by Danielle Boyle. Music and singing was by Discovery Gospel Choir. The reception was held in Annebrooke House Hotel, Mullingar and the honeymoon was spent in the U.S.A. and the Dominican Republic.

Bingo
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 7th June were – Peter Sweeney won the Jackpot of € 400. Faye Moore, Bernie Martin, John Mc Loone, Angela Martin and J.J. Mc Cole won € 100 each. Eilish O’ Donnell won € 60. John O’ Donnell, Doochary, Nancy Dorrian, James O’ Donnell, Bernie Martin, Mary Kennedy, Rosemary Whelan, Dim Melly, Teresa Molloy, Dim Melly, Bernie Martin, Mary Doherty, May Kennedy, Kathleen Mc Shea, Mary Gallagher, Letty Doherty, Mary Gallagher and Bernie Fitzpatrick won € 50 each. Joseph Martin, Maria Boyle, Kathleen Ferry and Siobhan Mc Ginley won € 25 each.

Corpus Christi Procession: The annual Corpus Christi Procession will take place after 11 a.m. Mass on Sunday 26th June (weather permitting). The people who are usually involved in the carrying the canopy and those who usually steward the Procession are asked to make themselves available. The First Holy Communion children are invited to walk in the Procession in their First Holy Communion Dress.

Biddy Devine Memorial Walk
The Annual Biddy Devine Walk in aid of The Kidney Dialysis Unit, Letterkenny Hospital takes place on 23rd July. It will depart from the Glen Tavern at 12 noon, taking in the Big Glen, Altar, and Stracastle Glen 20 km walk. For more details contact Frankie on 9557978 or Mary on 9551170.

Thanks
Christy and Una Hegarty wish to thank most sincerely, everyone who supported their recent Fundraiser Ceili for Inis Aoibhinn, Cancer Care West; – The Highlands Hotel, those who donated prizes, brought in food and helped with tea, those who attended and those who were unable to attend but who donated so generously. €2,250 was raised. Thank you all for your support.

Bike Week Ireland at Tír Chonaill GAP CC
Tír Chonaill GAP cycling club are running a number of events during Bike Week (18th- 23rd June) to promote cycling in the area.

Saturday 18th June, fun cycle suitable for all levels will leave Community Centre, Glenties at 11am, followed by refreshments; this is a great opportunity to get started if you’re thinking about taking up cycling.

Tuesday 21st – there will be a mountain bike run which will again cater for all levels to try and encourage some more adventurous cycling! Leaving Community Centre, Glenties 7pm.

Lastly the club will host a Bike Maintenance and Information evening at 8pm on Thursday 23rd in the Community Centre, Glenties. This is a chance to learn how to do basic roadside repairs and also to get information on bike sizing or any aspects you may have questions on.

Please check out our website for further updates and information: www.TirChonaillGAPCC.com

Fintown Harps A.G.M.
Fintown Harps A.G.M. will take place on Monday 20th June at 8.00 p.m. in the Club House at Pairc Acla. Everybody is welcome.

Naomh Conaill Notes 15th June 2011

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 1,2,11,15. Two prizes of 50 Euro went to Stephen McGrath, Glenties and Packie Mc Gettigan, Doochary. The jackpot now stands at 7,000 Euro.

The club presents Take Me Out this Friday night in the Highlands Hotel starting at 8pm. Tickets are 10 Euro are on sale from all the players and Mc Glincheys.

The senior and reserve teams were both beat last Saturday evening against Four Masters in Donegal Town.

Well done  to Jim, Anthony, Marty, Dermott, Leo and the Donegal team on their victory over Cavan last Sunday. Anyone looking for tickets for the Ulster semi final against Tyrone should give their name to any club officer before lunchtime next Monday.

The club are hosting a U10 blitz this Saturday morning at 11am.The clubs taking part are Aodh Ruadh, Bundoran, Naomh Columba and Naomh Conaill

Narin & Portnoo Golf Club Notes 13th June 2011

John Quinn won the Clock Tower Medal last Sunday with a fine 70 nett. Six over on the front nine, the Narin man came back in just four over to record an excellent win. Birdies at the difficult Carraig Fada (10) and Hemmersbach’s Gap (13) offset a couple of errant scores and he had a one shot margin in the end over Pauric O’Donnell.

The club’s Ulster Cup side had a rough ride in Gracehill, losing six matches but gaining a precious point through Gerald McDwyer. The return match is eagerly awaited this weekend and with the course playing difficult at present, we hope that the lads can turn this one around and get through to the fourth round.

I was only made aware recently that the final of the 2010 Clements’ Mixed Foursomes was played in November last and that Kevin and Deirdre Patton won out for the second year in succession after a hard-earned victory over Des Turley and Eithne Devlin. Five up early on, the Strabane pairing would have been forgiven for thinking that the result was a formality, but Des and Eithne fought back brilliantly, only to lose out on seventeen. My apologies to both pairings for not documenting their match months ago.

The Donegal League side did not fair well in the away match with Gaoth Dobhair, losing out overall. The damage was done in the home leg, but the lads are to be commended for giving their all to try to retrieve the situation. We wish Gaoth Dobhair well in their next match.

The Bank Holiday Scramble saw another opportunity for ace groupings to demonstrate their abilities and Harold Reid led his charges to the narrowest of victories over P. A. Gallagher, Sean Burke and Pat McIntyre. His partners were Donie McCole and Gerald McDwyer and together they achieved six birdies and multiple pars.

The Dr. McCloskey Singles Matchplay will be drawn on July 1st. This is a club fundraiser. The entry fee of €10 per player and contact numbers should be given to the Pro Shop. The first prize is one year’s free membership.

The draw for the 2011 Clements’ Trophy Mixed Foursomes will also be made on July 1st. The entry fee is 14 euro per pair and players who don’t have a partner organized will be provided with partners for the draw.

Summer coaching for juniors resumed recently, 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 and there are places available.

Results:
June 8: Wednesday Open: Cancelled due to adverse weather June 12: Clock Tower Medal: 1. John Quinn (13) 70; 2. Pauric O’Donnell (20) 71; 3. Paul Cooney (9) 72; Cat A Barry Doherty (12) 75; Cat B Joe Conneely (14) 73 b.o.t.; Cat C Hugo McGarrigle (23) 74; Nines: Martin Arnold (15) 33.5; Hugh Smith (22) 37 b.o.t.; C.S.S. 74; Twos: 7 balls

Fixtures:
June 19: D&D Insurance, single stableford, open; June 22: Wednesday Open, ladies and gents, single stableford, 20 euro entry for G.U.I. visitors, including green fee;

Glenties Notes 8th June 2011

Breslin / O’Donnell Wedding
Breda O’ Donnell and John Paul Breslin were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 21st May 2011. Breda is a daughter of Jimmy and Mary O’ Donnell, Mullantyboyle, Glenties and John Paul is a son of John and Sheila Breslin, Boyoughter, Lettermacaward. Fr. Eamonn Mc Laughlin assisted by Fr. Eddie Gallagher officiated and concelebrated Nuptial Mass. Janet and Noelle O ‘Donnell, sisters of the bride, Marie Breslin, sister of the groom and a friend, Sinead Byrne were her bridesmaids. Conal Breslin, brother of the groom was bestman. Three of his friends, John Paul Mc Cready, Cormac Mc Hugh and Martin Caulfield were groomsmen. Niamh and Ciara Breslin were flowergirls and Logan Melly and Stephen Mc Devitt were pageboys. Readings were by Ethan O’Donnell and Sinead Melly. Natalie Mc Devitt, Jamie O’ Donnell, Caitlin and Daniella Breslin read Prayers of the Faithful. Music and singing was by the Laughlin Sisters and Lorraine Molloy. The reception was held in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties and the honeymoon was spent in Majorca.

Diamond Wedding
Congratulations to Michael and Kitty Roarty, The Wood, Glenties, who celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary recently.

Bingo
Winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 31st May were – Josie Martin won the Jackpot of € 400. Willie Mc Nelis, Ann Byrne, Fiona Gallagher, Anna Mc Dyre, Glenties, Emma Sweeney, Tullymore, Ardara, Bernadette Gallagher, Frosses, and Kitty Mc Glynn won € 100 each. Lettie Doherty won € 60. Claire Keeney, Paddy Mc Gill, Kathleen Mc Shay, Bridgín Keeney, Johnny O’ Donnell, Michael Mc Ginley, (Brown Kid), Angela Lowther, Dunkineely, Norah Mc Hugh, Breege Gallagher, Ardara, Mary Gallagher, Mary Mc Mahon, Fintown and Sean Carr Kilcar won € 50 each. Tony Duffy, Rosaleen Melly and Lisa O’ Driscoll won € 35 each. Patsy Mc Dyer and Ann Marie Cunningham won € 25 each.

Feast of St. Anthony
Mass will be celebrated in Rossnowlagh on the feast of St. Anthony, Monday 13th June. Blessing of the Lilies will take place. A bus will leave Mc Guinness’ Café at 6.00 p.m. Newcomers are always welcome.

Supporting Safer Communities Campaign
Gardaí wish to take this opportunity to create awareness among the public of their ability to prevent crime. This can be done through greater awareness of the need to secure their personal belongings, and to be able to identify property and valuables, by marking and photographing them. Ensure property is not visible in vehicles in public places and that vehicles are locked when parked and left unattended. This includes when parked at home. Road users are also reminded of their capability of assisting with road safety, by wearing seatbelts, not using mobile phones and obeying speed limits. Further safety and security advice is available by contacting your local Garda Station (24 hours) at 9551108 or www.garda.ie

Collection
The collection taken up for the Missionary Sisters of St. Peter Claver in Edeninfagh and Glenties on the 7th & 8th May amounted to a total of € 1,533.32. Mary Duignan, the Lay Helper, who spoke about the work of the Sisters, during Mass on that weekend wishes to thank you most sincerely for your support, which in her words ”far exceeded my expectation”.

Naomh Conaill Notes 8th June 2011

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 1,3,17,25. Two prizes of 50 Euro went to Shauna Molloy, Clos Naomh Conaill and James Gallagher, Ardara. The jackpot now stands at 6,900 Euro.

The Under 8s had their first blitz of the year in Ardara last Friday evening and they had a very enjoyable evening and were very well looked after by the host club Ardara. The teams taking part were Ardara, St Nauls, Killybegs and N Conaill. The U10s  had a blitz last Saturday in Mountcharles and once more they had a very sucessful day.

The U14s had a comprehensive victory over Naomh Mhuire in Pairc Acla last Wednesday. There next game is away to Four Masters next Wednesday.

The seniors and reserves are away to Four Masters this Saturday evening. The seniors play Killybegs or Naomh Brid in the semi final of the Patsy Brogan Tournament in Donegal Town next Monday at 8pm.

We have a unbeatable offer for anyone interested in joining Club Donegal. For more details contact Brian Carr.

The club will be hosting Take Me Out in the Highlands Hotel on Friday 17th June. Tickets are 10 Euro and are on sale locally.

The Ladies would like to thank Donegal Sports Partnership for a grant of 300 Euro for equipment.

Narin & Portnoo Golf Club Notes 8th June 2011

James Quinn’s senior team did just enough last Thursday to progress to the next round. Two and a half matches were obtained the previous week in Dunfanaghy and the away team really went for it in Narin. Matches were tight and the result was in the balance for some time. Frankie Kennedy and Mairtín Ó hIarnáin won their match for Narin and Portnoo, as did Hughie Moy and Conal Keeney. Willie Quinn and Eamon McGill got a vital half on the last to get the home team to an aggregate of five matches and with the holes situation so favourable, the last match was called in. The club will face Rosapenna in the next round.

The Am-Am was a mixed weather bag, with golfers getting sunburn on Saturday and soaked to the skin on Sunday. Bart Whelan, Hughie Moy, George Doherty and Seamus Ryan outlasted the field to win a narrow victory by virtue of a better second round score and theirs was a popular win. Their scores of 92 on Saturday and 93 on Sunday were phenomenal, but two other teams ran them very close. Patsy Harkin, Anthony Harkin, Lyle Taggart and our captain, Brian McGonagle finished on the same total, while overnight leaders, Eamon McGill, Don Earley, Shane Whittington and Gerard McCabe finished a shot further back. Eagles were recorded on the 13th over the two days by Finnian O’Doherty and Alan Elliott, helping their respective team scores considerably.

Conal McNelis won last Wednesday’s Open on a break-off-tie from Stephen Cullen in second. Conal’s score of 38 points was excellent considering the toughness of the day. Martin Regan’s hole-in-one at the 7th earned him his own slice of personal history and eight balls for his collection.

Our Donegal League side fared less well, losing 3.5 to 1.5 in the home leg. Ciaran O’Kane and Joseph McLoone won on seventeen, while Eamon McGill and Don Earley managed to extract a half out of their match. Team captain, Patrick Boyle will be hoping for an improvement in fortunes in the return and we wish the lads well.

Due to the inclement weather in May, the Dr. McCloskey Singles Matchplay will be re-drawn on July 1st. This is a club fundraiser. The entry fee of €10 per player and contact numbers should be given to the Pro Shop. The first prize is one year’s free membership.

Summer coaching for juniors resumed on Saturday last, 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.

Results:
May 25: Wednesday Open:
1. Conal McNelis (20) 38; 2. Stephen Cullen (15) 38 b.o.t.; 3. Ciaran Gallagher (19) 37; CSS 74; Twos: 2 balls; Hole-in-one for Martin Regan on 7.
May 29: Am-Am
1. Bart Whelan, Hughie Moy, George Doherty, Seamus Ryan 92/93 185 b.o.t.; 2. Patsy Harkin, Anthony Harkin, Lyle Taggart, Brian McGonagle 95/90 185; 3. Eamon McGill, Don Earley, Shane Whittington, Gerard McCabe 97/87 184; 4. A. Elliott, M. Sweeney, T. Barrett, H.F. Shovlin 176; 5. P. McGinley, S. McKelvey, F. McGinley, J. McGinley 174; 6. P. Breslin, S. Byrne, S. Cullen, K. Byrne 171; 7. C. Keeney, J. Molloy, T. Gildea, S. Connaughton 170 b.o.t.; N. Quinn, J. Quinn, W. Quinn, C. Quinn 170; Best Saturday: N. Shovlin, B. McDevitt, B. Tonry, M. Cunningham 93; Best Sunday: R. Hill, J. Kelly, D. McGinley, T. Patton 92; Closest to pin on 16th: David Barber; Longest drive by a lady on 4th: Marie Walsh; Longest drive by a gent on 4th: Finnian O’Doherty;

Fixtures:
June 12: Clock Tower Monthly Medal;
June 15: Wednesday Open, ladies and gents, single stableford, 20 euro entry for G.U.I. visitors, including green fee;

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

Bingo
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.

Collection
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.