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Narin & Portnoo Golf Club Notes 16th November 2010

The recent passing of Ciaran Corrigan saddened all those who knew the avid golfer from Armagh. A member for over 40 years, Ciaran was a gentleman, quiet in demeanour and a regular visitor to the area. To his lovely wife Marie and all his family, the club sends its condolences. May he rest in peace.

Dan McCole’s passing removed another link with the early history of our club. He helped me with my research several years ago and was a mine of information. Dan’s uncle, Tommy McLoone was in charge of the Downstrands L.D.F. during the war and as a young lad, Dan recalled three metre-wide trenches being dug on any flat ground such as the fourth fairway at Narin and Portnoo Golf Course or at Sandfield to prevent aircraft from landing. He was a member of the Portnoo Dramatic Club which raised a lot of money for the club during the hard days of the fifties and early sixties. The club would not exist today were it not for the efforts of Dan and the many other amateur thespians who volunteered their time and energy over several years. We sympathise with his loving family and many friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

Michael Gallagher turned back the clock last Wednesday, skating round the links in 38 points over just 16 holes. The nine-handicapper still retains all the shot-makling ability that saw him play off low single figures in days gone by and it’s good to see him playing so well again.

Kevin Nicholson won Sunday’s Turkey competition with an impressive 42 points over 18 holes. The weather conditions were favourable and Kevin went round in just 12 over par to win by two from Gerald McDwyer.

After both Denis Carbery and Micheal McGinley finished on 30pts with the back 9, back 6, back 3 and last hole tied, it was decided to declare last Friday’s result a tie, with both men winning 10 bonus points in the race for the overall winner, which will be decided at Xmas. Manus Boyle was a shot further back on 29. With the 4 best cards to count for overall winner, Micheal McGinley has 20 pts followed by Barney Cunningham on 15, a point ahead of Denis Carbery on 14, with Manus Boyle on 13. The tee is again booked from 10 to 11 this Friday 19th.

Results:
November 10: 1. Michael Gallagher (9) 38; 2. Sean Connaughton (20) 35; 3. John McBride (9) 34 b.o.t.; Twos: 3 balls November 14: 1. Kevin Nicholson (18) 42; 2. Gerald McDwyer (12) 40; 3. Frankie Kennedy (13) 39 b.o.t.; CSS 73; Twos: 5 balls

Fixtures:
Sunday November 21st: Single stroke turkey Wednesday, November 24th: Wednesday Open, ladies and gents, single stableford, 20 euro entry for G.U.I. visitors, including green fee;

Naomh Conaill Notes 16th November 2010

Well done to the Senior team and management on reaching the Ulster Club final after beating Coalisland by 1 point in a very dramatic finish in Enniskillen last Sunday. This is a fantastic acheivement  when you consider that only 2 clubs from Donegal have ever reached the  final before and the last club being Killybegs in 1991. They now prepare to play Crossmaglen in the final on Sunday 28th November which will be a very special occassion and the biggest day in the clubs history.

The club are hosting a Tea Party in the Highlands Hotel this Saturday night starting at 8.30pm sharp.

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 4,21,22,26. Two prizes of 50 Euro went to Emer Doherty, Dungloe and Peter Gavigan, Glenties. The jackpot now stands at 4,300 Euro.

Tickets for the Donegal Ladies Banquet which is on this Saturday night in the Clanree Hotel are on sale in Mc Glincheys.

Glenties Notes 11th November 2010

New Arrivals
Congratulations to Danielle and Gavin Kelly, Strabane on the birth recently of their twins, a boy (Conn) and a girl (Sive).  Danielle is a daughter of Peter and Olive Mc Kelvey, Station Road, Glenties.

Sympathy
Sincere sympathy is extended to Teresa O’Donnell and family, Derries, Glenties on the death last week of her niece, Rita Mc Dyre, Drimarone.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Josie Mc Devitt, Meenavale, Glenties, who died at his home last week.

Glenties Classes
Kickboxing / Jujitsu – All levels welcome – Male & Female.  Classes taken by Edward Wallace (Blackbelt).  Juniors 7.30 – 8.30p.m.  Seniors – 8.30 – 9.30 p.m.

Circuits / Boxercise Fitness Classes:  Juniors 7.00 – 8.00 p.m. Adult Female Classes 8.00 – 9.30 p.m.  All classes are in Scoil Mhuire Gym.  The cost is € 4 per class.  Each additional class is half price.  For further information contact Aoife Mc Donnell at 087 1245587.

Glenties Variety Concert
A Variety Concert in aid of Glenties Church of Ireland will be held in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Friday 12th November, starting at 8 p.m.  Light refreshments will be served after the concert, followed by dancing to George Bustard, so come along, support this worthy cause and have a good night out for only  € 10.

Art Classes
Johnny Boyle Art Classes have begun on Tuesday evenings in the Highlands Hotel at 8. 00 p.m.

The Raphoe Diocesan Society
The Annual Diocesan Mass for the Deceased Members of The Raphoe Diocesan Society will be celebrated by Bishop Philip Boyce in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Thursday 16th November at 7.30 p.m.

Friends of Letterkenny Hospital
The Friends of Letterkenny Hospital would like to thank all those who gave so generously to their recent Church Gate Collection.  A total of € 719.00 was collected.

Flu Vaccine
The Flu Vaccine is now available at the Glenties Health Centre.  It is recommended to all those aged over 65 years, those under 65 years with chronic health conditions, and those who are pregnant.  If you would like to avail of this service please contact the Health Centre, Glenties at 9551330 to make an appointment.

Security: Community Alert
Pensioners wishing to apply for Socially Monitored Alarms / Security Lights or Monitored Smoke Detectors are asked to contact any member of the Community Alert Committee or telephone Nora Breslin at 9551192, Michael Glynn at 9551593 or John Gormley at 9551258.

Narin & Portnoo Golf Club Notes 9th November 2010

The Rider Cup went the way of Ardara once again thanks to a stirring comeback on day two after the Owentocker men found themselves three points down after the fourballs. The final score of nine points apiece meant that Ardara retained the cup for another year, much to the delight of society captain, Donie McCole.

The first of the pre-Christmas outings in the “About or Over 50 Society” took place last Friday in Narin Portnoo with a good turnout despite the inclement weather. Micheal McGinley with an excellent 31 points had two to spare over his playing partner Barney Cunningham who took second place on a break of tie. Depending on weather, it is hoped to play on Fridays up to Christmas. The tee is booked for this Friday, November 12th from 10 to 11a.m.

While the previous two Wednesday Opens were won with the same score, Paddy B. Boyle went five better in winning the most recent event. Mícheál McGinley and Donie McCole shot 34 points; both players were solid on the front nine and held on coming home into the breeze. Their scores were considered excellent efforts but Paddy’s performance last Wednesday was simply outstanding. Eight three-pointers were recorded on the first thirteen holes and over the sixteen holes played, only Vinny’s Corner (12th) failed to yield at least two points to the Narin man.

Patrick A. Gallagher won the Sunday competition on October 24th by two points from P.J. Gallagher in second. His back nine of 25 points was astounding considering that it included a blank. The birdies on 13 and 16 more than compensated!

The Rumble on the Bank Holiday saw John Quinn, Willie Quinn and Seamus Ryan race to victory with 77 points. A steady collection of pars made all the difference in the end. The Killybegs trio of Alan O’Keeffe, Sean Rodgers and Denis Carbery were worthy runners-up.

Pauric O’Donnell was the victor in the last but one Sunday competition on a day when scoring was very keen in the mild conditions. A run of pars from the 7th to the 13th were the key to success, and the birdie three on the penultimate Dorleens was the icing on the cake.

Last Sunday’s event saw Stephen McHugh skip over the front nine in twenty-one points courtesy of a four-pointer on Runway (4th) and a plethora of three and two pointers. A solid back nine ensured the score was kept intact and by round’s end, Stephen had three shots to spare over the best of the rest.

The Gents defeated the Ladies five-two in the annual friendly challenge last Saturday. Performance of the day though went to May McCann and Annette McGettigan who trumped John Molloy and Martin Roarty five and four. The ladies recorded six nett birdies and a nett eagle during their short round. Michael Naughton and John Quinn also found Bernie Tonry and Rena Boyle too difficult to better, but that was as good as it got for the ladies and the lads reeled off five victories in the other matches to win comfortably.

Results:
October 20 Wednesday Open: 1. Mícheál McGinley (18) 34 b.o.t.; 2. Fr. Adrian Gavigan (8) 34; 3. John McBride (9) 32; Twos: 4 balls October 24 Club Open: 1. Patrick A. Gallagher (21) 44; 2. P.J. Gallagher (11) 42; 3. Paul Cooney (9) 40 b.o.t.; CSS 72; Twos: 2 balls October 25 Rumble: 1. John Quinn, Willie Quinn, Seamus Ryan 77; 2. Alan O’Keeffe, Sean Rodgers, Denis Carbery 75; 3. Harold Reid, Tony Gildea, Gerald McDwyer 74 b.o.t.; Twos: 6 balls each October 27 Wednesday Open: 1. Donie McCole (8) 34; 2. James Keeney (16) 32 b.o.t.; 3. Conal Gillespie (17) 32; Twos: None!

October 31 Club Stroke: 1. Pauric O’Donnell (21) 67; 2. Pauric McHugh (10) 68; 3. Eamonn McNelis (18) 69 b.o.t.; CSS 73; Twos: 3 balls November 3: Wednesday Open: 1. Paddy B. Boyle (19) 39; 2. Gerald McDwyer (12) 36 b.o.t.; 3. Sean Connaughton (20) 36; Twos: 3 balls each November 6: Gents 5 Ladies 2 November 7: Club Stableford: 1. Stephen McHugh (19) 36; 2. Eddie Gregg (9) 33 b.o.t.; 3. Hugh Moy (14) 33 b.o.t.;

Fixtures:
Sunday November 14th: Single stableford turkey, open Wednesday, November 17th: Wednesday Open, ladies and gents, single stableford, 20 euro entry for G.U.I. visitors, including green fee;

Naomh Conaill Notes 9th November 2010

Good luck to the senior team who play Coalisland in the Ulster Club semi final this Sunday at 2.30pm in Brewster Park Enniskillen at 2.30pm. The boys have done the club and county proud so far and we hope they can keep it going.

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were . Two prizes of 50 Euro went to John Boyle, Glenties and Michael Ward, Glenties. The jackpot next week is 4,200 EURO. The numbers drawn were 1,9,23,26.

The club are hosting Live to Play in the clubhouse on Wednesday 17th Nov at 7.30pm. This is a very important workshop on road safety and will include a presentation from An Garda Siochana, Guest Speakers and other important presentations. The clubs attenting are Naomh Conaill, Ardara and Na Rossa.

The club are having a Pub Quiz in Paddys Bar this Saturday night.

We are hosting a Tea Party in The Highlands Hotel on Saturday 20th November

Glenties Notes 3rd November 2010

Kickboxing Classes
Kickboxing Classes for males and females will be held in the Gym behind Scoil Mhuire on Thursdays.  Junior classes will be held from 7.30 p.m. – 8.30 p.m. and adult classes from 8.30 p.m. – 9.30 p.m.  € 4 per session.  Beginners are welcome.  For further information call Aoife at 087 1245587. 

Ladies Keep Fit Classes
Ladies Keep Fit Circuit Training classes (work out for the whole body) have started in Scoil Mhuire Gym on Tuesdays from 7 p.m. – 8.30 p.m. Wear trainers and comfortable clothing.  Come along and enjoy getting fit. The cost is €5.

Glenties Variety Concert
A Variety Concert in aid of Glenties Church of Ireland will be held in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Friday 12th November, starting at 8 p.m.  Light refreshments will be served after the concert, followed by dancing to George Bustard, so come along, support this worthy cause and have a good night out for only € 10. 

Bingo
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre Glenties on Tuesday 26th October were – Mickey Herron, Glenties won the jackpot of € 400.  James Deane, Kilcar, Rose Mc Groarty, Frosses, Rosaleen Gallagher, Ardara, Norah Mc Hugh, May Decy, Margo Gallagher and Margaret Gallagher won € 100 each.  Anne Quinn, Jimmy Quinn, Brockagh, Anne Furey, Sandra Moore, Mickey Herron, Glenties, Maura Kilbane, Ardara, Annie Deane, Kilcar, Willie Mc Nelis, Cathlin Griffin, Sadie Sweeney, Nan Donaghy, May Farrell, Patricia Molloy, Sheila Ní Lúigh and Paddy Gill won € 50 each.  John Mc Loone, Mill Road, Nellie Maguire, Frosses, Hazel Staunton, Kilclooney, Norah Mc Hugh, Glenties and Sheila Ní Lúigh won € 20 each. 

Christmas Shoebox Appeal
 This is the last week for getting your shoebox in.  If you haven’t already got leaflets they are in local shops.  If any schools have boxes, and need them collected, contact Hazel Barrett on 087 1390242.  Boxes can be left at Boyle’s Service Station.  Thank you for supporting this worthy cause.

Naomh Conaill Notes 1st November 2010

Congratulations to the Senior team on reaching the Ulster Club semi final for the first time in the clubs history after a great victory over Clontibret in Ballybofey last Sunday. They now play Coalisland (Tyrone) in Brewster Park, Enniskillen at 2.30pm on Sunday 14th November.

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 1,3,10,19. Two prizes of 50 Euro went to Catherine Boyle, Glenties and Cherle Quinn, Glenties. The jackpot now stands at 4,100 Euro.

The 200 Club draw was held last Monday night and the 1st prize of 500 Euro went to Ann Connaghan and 5 prizes of 100 Euro went to Francis Campbell, Muriel Hegarty, Hughie Quinn, Karla Doherty and Tim Cranley.

The club are hosting Live to Play in the clubhouse on Wednesday 17th Nov at 7.30pm. This is a very important workshop on road safety and will include a presentation from An Garda Siochana, Guest Speakers and other important presentations. The clubs attenting are Naomh Conaill, Ardara and Na Rossa.

There will be a club meeting in the clubhouse next Monday night at 9pm.

Congratulations to the senior ladies who won the Darren Mc Ginley Memorial Tournament in Glen last Saturday week. Thanks to the Glenties Theatre Workshop for donating the proceeds from the very sucessful musical Grease. They sponsored a set of jerseys for our senior ladies and donated 2,639 Euro and they also donated 1,000 Euro to the Naomh Conaill weights fund. The ladies held a pub quiz in Paddys last week and raised 300 Euro.