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ATTACK GARDAI are investigating an alleged arson attack on a home in Letterkenny. The incident happened on the Ard Na Ri estate in the Glencar area of the town shortly around 7pm last night. It is believed something was used to set fire to the back of a house. There was scorch damage and extensive damage to a wooden fence at the back of a house. There are no reports of any injuries as a result of the blaze. At least one unit of Letterkenny Fire Service arrived at the scene to deal with the emergency. Story continues on page 3

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MORE than 4,000 homes in the county have had their water restored after a technical break-down at the Eddie Fullerton dam near Buncrana. Homes in Dunree, Buncrana, Fahan, Burnfoot and Newtowncunningham were all affected by incident which happened at lunchtime on Sunday. Donegal County Council senior engineer Pat Gillespie said the dam automatically shut down when a fault occurred during the water cleansing process.

The supply of a chemical which cleans the water was cut off - and the dam’s system automatically shut down as a result. “The fault happened during the treatment process. A problem arose in the chemical supply that we didn’t become aware of until the water supply had actually stopped,” said Mr Gillespie. “If it had been an ordinary working day, it wouldn’t have been an issue but because it was a weekend, it became a problem.”

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Elderfield said that EU processes allowed for less restrictive pay policy by banks. “Irish taxpayers are probably going to own all the banks and in order to refresh and bring in some fresh talent I think it is going to be important to bring in some outsiders to the management. “If we own the banks we want to get our best value out of them. Not having any barriers to that is going to be important, so looking at the remuneration structures for the banks is going to be important.” The regulator refused to be drawn on what he believed the pay cap should be.

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Thieves steal pillars from front of church THIEVES have stooped to a new low after stealing the pillars from the front of a church. The incident happened at the weekend when thieves targeted St.Lugadius’ Church in Clonleigh in Lifford. Locals spotted people acting suspiciously on Friday evening and feared they were planning to steal headstones. Upon further investigation they discovered that sandstone pillar tops had been removed from the Church of Ireland building and were lying on the ground. Rev John Hay, the Dean of Raphoe, called Gardai who carried out extra patrols in the area. However when the church was visited a number of hours later around 10pm, the 200 year old pillar-tops had vanished.

Dean of Raphoe, Rev Hay said local people are shocked and annoyed that the pillar-tops have been stolen. “To think that they have been there for 200 years and not been touched and now they are simply gone is just so annoying. “Why would people steep so low as to do something like this? I know we are living in tough times but I would ask to myself if these people are not desperate but just bad,” he said. The pillar-tops are 2’6” square and are made of sandstone. Rev Hay has appealed to anybody who may have been offered the items for sale to contact the Gardai immediately. “This was organised and planned and perhaps they were stolen to order.

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“There is a large mark on the wall and ground where they were taken down and then put into some kind of vehicle. “I would appeal to anybody who may have been offered these pillar-

Get it! Weekly was contacted by a member of the local community in the area who claimed the attack may have been racially motivated. The resident said the family’s home has been targeted on a number of occasions with windows being smashed, their door smashed in as well as damage to a car. The resident said “This family has lived on this estate for almost three years and there are certain people who do not like them.


Health Minister to visit Letterkenny General HEALTH Minister Dr James Reilly will visit Letterkenny General Hospital on Thursday for meetings with management and hospital campaign groups. Minister Reilly appeared before the Oireachtas Health Committee last week, during which he warned that there will be no extra money for Letterkenny General at the end of the year. However he did say he would consider redesignating the hospital to regional status, in order to bring in more money from the hospital’s private work. Deputy Joe McHugh says Thursday’s meeting will be an important one.

tops to do the right thing and contact the Gardai,” he said. Gardai have confirmed the incident is being investigated and have appealed for witnesses.

“I have no doubt that these attacks are racially motivated. There are 23 houses on this close and this is the only house to be attacked. “As far as I understand the family have sought to be moved but that hasn’t happened yet. “This is the last straw. Something very serious could have happened as a result of this latest attack,” he said. It is believed that Garda forensic officers will carry out a full investigation on the house yesterday.

Fans unhappy with 6pm throw-in at Croke Park DONEGAL will face Kildare on Saturday evening at 6pm at Croke Park. Details of the have just been announced. The game will be part of a doubleheader with Tyrone and Roscommon battling out the other quarter-final with a throw-in at 4pm. More than 15,000 Donegal fans are expected to head to the capital for the game hoping that Jim McGuinness’ side can reach the semi-final. AS the countdown begins to Donegal’s All-Ireland quarter final clash, some fans are unhappy with the throwin time. The 6pm start hasn’t gone down well with local fans who face a long late evening journey home.



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Fan’s criticism of Donegal’s hotel stay BELOW is a letter sent to the Irish Independent by GAA fan John Cuffe, in which he comments on a different age in the game.... “So Donegal needed to stay in a luxury hotel before playing Derry. Donegal to Clones is not to be equated with a trip in the Australian outback. How things have changed in Tír Chonaill. In the 1940s, my uncle won five county medals with Gweedore. Amongst their opponents was Dungloe who were backboned with Sligo’s Frank White and Mayo’s Paddy Prendergast. Gweedore beat them handsomely and often. The biggest threat to the Gaeltacht men was referees and a reluctant county board. They were hard men from a hard era. My uncle “farmed” six acres of rock and bog. To supplement his meagre income, he worked on the roads with the council, in the bog or did seasonal work in Scotland. Once on the way home from a day spreading gravel on the road he carried a hundredweight of grain two miles on his back. Once home, he milked the cows, did whatever bit of farming that was needed and then walked across a beach with the consistency of concrete for about half a mile with his boots hanging over his shoulders. One day in 1947 he walked away. Gweedore replaced him and kept winning. Time and

necessity saw him pass away at 62 working on a building site in Scotland. My small drop of Donegal blood curdled when I read the Irish Independent on Donegal cuddling their precious players. What next? Pink jerseys to match our male pink-wearing political cool elite! Jesus lads, grow up. It’s still a simple game. If you are tired after a three-hour ride on an air-conditioned bus, then you should take up bowls or something sedentary. I know times have changed. Better men than today’s crop toiled in the fields of Donegal football without the need for constant pampering. God forbid that they might be asked to foot turf, make hay, milk a cow or fill the potholes. Then again the men of the old era never broke metatarsals, pulled hamstrings or twisted cruciates. Cycling and physical work had the body honed. In 1939, Gweedore were short-changed in the county final when odd refereeing saw them fall short by two points. However, the cup travelled to the Gaeltacht that night as the Gaeltacht men simply took it home with them. Ní fheicimíd a leithéid arís. John Cuffe * Is John right? Send your views to

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THE body of missing teenager Sean McNair has been found in Lough Swilly – nine days after he went missing. The 17 year old went missing in the early hours of Saturday morning July16th when he jumped off Rathmullan Pier. Since then hundreds of people have taken part in the search for the missing youth who is form the Creggan area of Derry. Sean had been celebrating a friend’s 18th birthday party in the seaside village when the tragedy occurred. His mum Jackie and many friends have kept a vigil at the pier where Sean was last seen since. Just before 3pm divers from the Dundalk Sub Aqua club located Sean’s body in Lough Swilly. The discovery came just hours after the coastguard admitted they may have to downgrade the search for the missing youth. Local priest Fr Martin Collum said he was very thankful Sean’s body had at last been found. “It is a huge relief for everyone. I spoke to Sean’s mother Jackie since he went missing and all she wanted was to bring him home and bury him. “This is a terrible tragedy but at least Jackie can now bring her son home and give him a proper burial,” he said. Today’s search involved hundreds of local people who volunteered their time in blister-

ing sunshine. More than 25 boats from various rescue groups including the Mulroy Lifeboat, the Lough Swilly Search and Rescue and the Greencastle Lifeboat took part in the search. Hundreds of people also carried out shorelines searches along both Rathmullan and Buncrana. Derek Flanagan, coastguard co-ordinator of the Irish Lifeboat service said everyone involved in the search and who helped find Sean should be commended. “It was very much a team effort and all those who took part in the search form the various lifeboat crews to the ordinary person on the ground searching the shoreline should be thanked. “We are just so relieved that Sean has been found and that he can now be given a proper burial,” he said. Arrangements are now being made to take Sean’s body form Rathmullan to Derry for burial in the coming days.


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THE priest who helped heartbroken mum Jackie McNair cope with losing her son Sean said she never gave up hope of finding his body. Rathmullan priest Fr Martin Collum has been a pillar of strength and support for Jackie in recent days. Last night said that Jackie only went to mass to pray for her son – just hours before he was found around 3pm yesterday in Lough Swilly. “Jackie was at mass this morning and we prayed for her together that Sean would be found soon. “I am just so glad that her prayers have been answered and that she has Sean back to give him a proper burial. That’s all she ever


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Only 7 years jail sentence for Gardai death. A man who led detectives on a 30 kilometre pursuit before crashing into another patrol car and killing a young Garda has been jailed for seven years. Martin McDermott was found guilty of the manslaughter of Garda Gary McLoughlin in Co Donegal in December 2009. McDermott, 25, of Castlegrove, Raphoe, was also found guilty of the reckless endangerment of Garda Bernard McLaughlin. He had previously pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing death, drink-driving, driving without insurance and driving while disqualified. The jury was later told that McDermott has been in custody for the past year and a half. The jury of eight women and four men took just under two hours to return their verdict. McDermott showed no emotion as both guilty verdicts were read out by the jury foreman. His mother and other relatives broke down in tears. Some of the late Garda McLoughlin’s relatives, who travelled from their hometown of Fenagh in Co Leitrim, also broke down in tears. The dead Garda’s brother Enda told the court that his family’s lives will be changed forever because of Gary’s death. “Gary is in our thoughts every hour of every day. We got a phonecall nobody wants to hear at 3am. Our hearts would be broken and our lives changed forever,” he said. He revealed how his father Noel is angry when people describe Gary’s death as an accident and is still having problems accepting his youngest son’s death. Fighting back tears at Letterkenny Circuit Court, Enda also revealed the family thought he might pull through even though he was only given a 5% chance. “When that increased to 15% we felt elated but we were soon punched in the stomach,” he said. He described his brother as an ordinary, happy young man who loved his job and loved to do magic tricks for his nieces such as pulling coins out of their ears.

“It is difficult but we just miss those normal days,” he said. He added that his mother Una finds it difficult to sleep and she says there is an emptiness in her life that she will never be able to fill. The trial, which lasted three days, heard how Garda detectives first spotted McDermott speeding out of The Grove petrol station in Bridgend after 1.20am on December 13th, 2009. They followed him and a chase ensued for more than 30kms with McDermott reaching speeds of up to 180kph. The pursuit ended when McDermott, 25, smashed head-on into a marked patrol car at Lisfannon, Burt. Garda Gary McLoughlin, 24, the driver of the patrol car, died the next day as a result of his injuries in hospital. Prosecuting barrister Alex Owens SC said in summing up there was enough evidence to reach a verdict of involuntary manslaughter. He said McDermott’s average speed during the pursuit across Donegal was 150 kph or 93mph. “That speaks for itself what was going on. He was driving after he had been drinking and while he was disqualified from driving. “This was a decision taken by the accused,” he said. He also added that it was only by chance that McDermott did not come across any members of the public while travelling at such high speeds. However defence barrister Peter Finlay SC said there was simply not enough evidence to find a verdict of manslaughter against McDermott. He said Garda evidence stated that the minimum speed during the crash was between 51 and 59 kph – within the

speed limit. He also said the jury should not be influenced by the fact that the victim was a member of An Garda Siochana. “Just because the injured person was a guard cannot influence your decision and that is said without the slightest disrespect to the force. “I am not turning this into some Garda bashing exercise but it’s my duty to point out the facts. If that was the head of a Government or a labourer with a shovel on his back, it does not matter a wit in the eyes of the law. “You cannot say I want to help the Gardai here if you are to truthfully follow the Oath,” he said. In summing up Judge John O’Hagan said the fact that Gary McLoughlin was a Garda should not influence their verdict. “You must look at the case in the cold light of day. You are not deciding this case to keep anyone happy. “You are here to apply the law and bring in a true verdict according to the evidence,” he said. After McDermott was found guilty of both charges, Judge John O’Hagan passed sentence. He was told that the accused had 91 previous convictions – many of which were for traffic offences including drink driving as well as burglary and forgery. He jailed McDermott to 8 years in prison for the manslaughter charge and suspended the last year. He sentenced him to a further 5 years for the reckless endangerment to Garda Bernard McLaughlin. On the dangerous driving causing death charge which McDermott pleaded guilty to, he was sentenced to 5 years and disqualified form driving for 20 years. He received a further six months for drink driving, another 6 months for having no insurance and a further six months in jail for driving while disqualified. All sentences are to run concurrently. Judge John O’Hagan said he wanted to send out a message to all young drivers about their consequences of their actions.

Donegal County Council to honour memory of tragic Garda DONEGAL County Council is to host a special event in memory of tragic Garda Gary McLoughlin. Garda McLoughlin, who was stationed in Buncrana, died when he was struck by a car at Lisfannon in Burt in December 2009. Last week Martin McDermot of Castlegrove, Raphoe was found guilty of the young Garda’s manslaughter and jailed for seven years. Sinn Féin councillor Jack Murray has welcomed an agreement from Donegal County Council to host an event in memory of Garda Gary McLoughlin. The council agreed to the event in response to a motion

submitted by Cllr Murray. Speaking after the meeting Cllr Murray said “The tragic death of Garda McLoughlin who lost his life while serving the community in Donegal while only 24 shocked everyone in the county. “He died as a result of the work he was doing in order to serve and protect the people of Donegal. “It is fitting that we pay tribute to him and his family as was done previously after the death of Garda McCallion in Letterkenny,” he said. It is not yet known what the event will be to honour the memory of Garda McLoughlin.

Tragic garda had planned to ask girlfriend to marry A tragic Garda who was killed as he took part in an operation to capture a wanted man had planned to ask his girlfriend to marry him when she turned 21. Garda Gary McLoughlin had told his family of his plans to pop the question to girlfriend Shauna Bradley. The baby-faced Garda was killed when a speeding motorist hit his patrol car head-on in Lisfannon, Burt in December 2009. Martin McDermott was this week jailed for seven years after he was found guilty of the manslaughter of 24 year old Gary. Now Gary’s heartbroken brother Enda has revealed how his younger brother’s romantic plans will never be realised. “Gary said he would propose to Shauna when she was 21. That should have been in May 2011. He will never do that now. “Shauna says that part of her has died and she has described feelings of not caring what happens. “She is struggling to overcome her huge feelings of loss,” admitted Gary. The heartbroken young woman, sat quietly amidst the family of the man she hoped would one day be her husband at Letterkenny Circuit Court this week. Enda revealed how the once happy young coupe, who shared an apartment in Letterkenny after meeting in Buncrana where Gary was stationed, loved the

simple things in life. He said one of his last memories of Gary is of him calling to the family home in Fenagh, Co Leitrim with Shauna after they had enjoyed a trip to Dublin. “Gary had surprised Shauna with a trip to the Top Gear show in Dublin and he was so excited that he wanted to tell us all about it. “That’s how Gary was. He was an ordinary guy. He would bring home his laundry to mum at the weekends and would call ahead to make sure there was a homecooked meal for him,” said Enda. He added that his parents Noel and Una still struggle to accept their youngest child has gone forever. And he also revealed how his two nieces have now said they are forgetting what their uncle Gary’s voice sounded like, which he said was so hard to take. Gary’s killer Martin McDermott from Raphoe, who had 91 previous convictions, and had already been banned from driving for 20 years, did apologise for the pain and hurt he had caused the McLoughlin family. But Enda says he is not sure if his family can ever forgive the man who took their son, brother and uncle from them in such coldblooded circumstances. “We have no future. We have all received a life sentence. “We wonder if the defendant has any empathy for our pain and the impact his actions have on our family,” he said.

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IRISH COLLEGE TO CLOSE THE Irish language college which continued to employ paedophile Michael Ferry after his first conviction for abusing children is to close Colaiste Cholmcille is facing a series of legal actions after young boys were raped on premises owned by the school at Ardscoil Mhuire by paedophile Michael Ferry. Outraged community leaders in Gaoth Dobhair have told the directors of Colaiste Cholmcille that the school is no longer welcome. And we understand the directors will formally wind up the

limited company ‘as soon as possible.’ The company had revenues of more than €400k in the last year for which it filed accounts, in 2009. The company’s directors were listed at that time as Donal O Loinsigh, Seosamh O Gallachoir and Eileen Ni Fhrighil. Despite running all of its courses in Co Donegal, the company is actually registered at an address is in Terenure in Dublin. Courses have been run in recent weeks at the Acadamh, part of the NUI Galway campus in Gaoth Dobhair business park. A well-placed “Colaiste Chol-



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FIRST AID COURSE WITNESS SAYS FERRY UNNERVED PEOPLE A WITNESS who saw Michael Ferry take First Aid courses has revealed that he was the sole tutor and that his presence there had unnerved people. The Order of Malta has tried to play down Ferry’s role in a branch of the organisation in Gaoth Dobhair. However one local man who attended one course revealed paedophile Ferry - jailed for 14 years last week for abusing young boys - had unsettled people at the course. “The Order of Malta may also have questions to

answer,” said the witness. “He (Ferry) was the sole tutor on an occassion to a First Aid Course and I can confirm that all males in the group were uncomfortable with him tutoring the course. “This was due to the ‘rumours’ that existed surrounding this horrendous man, one young man was particularly affected by the simple presence of him leading the course… I hope that if there was a deeper reason, that he find the courage to speak out, whether it be for himself or on behalf of someone else.”

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THE sister of a Donegal child sex abuse victim has warned that dozens of children from the North could have been abused by paedophile Michael Ferry over a 20 year period. And the scandal has the potential to kill off Irish colleges as parents fear for their children. The horror warning came from a woman whose brother was Ferry’s first known victim – and who told of the chilling moment she saw Ferry with 40 children from Northern Ireland at a language course in Dunlewey just five years ago…. in 2006. Ferry, 56, from Carrickboyle, Gweedore, was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Monday, after pleading guilty to 38 sample charges against four young boys for offences that took place between 1991 and 2005. But he had also been convicted in 2002 of offences which took place at Ardscoil Mhuire in the mid-1980s. Despite this Colaiste Cholmcille continued to employ Ferry as an odd jobs man and bus driver for children from Northern Ireland despite the fact he was placed on the Republic’s sex offenders register. Now the full horror of that continued employment can be exposed for the first time today. The first victim’s sister recalled the chilling moment she realized that Ferry was back working with children. “I was driving through Dunlewey on Easter Sunday 2006. I remember the date so well because I was doing something that day and it stood out. “I stopped off at Roartys shop when I saw Micky Ferry coming out. “There were 30 to 40 kids from the North standing outside the college nearby and then to my horror I watched as Ferry walked over to the Colaiste Cholmcille minibus beside them. “The penny dropped. HE was with THEM! He


was chatting and carrying on with those kids; I mean they were 12, 13 or 14 year olds. “I felt sick. This man who had abused my brother and drove him to try suicide was with children again.” The woman grabbed her young son who was with her and drove straight to the Garda station. The witness said she drove straight to Gaoth Dobhair Garda Station and reported the incident to gardai. She said a senior garda there called one of the language school’s directors to warn that Ferry was on the Sex Offenders Register. “That garda was furious with the director who said Ferry was supervised at all times. I listened as the garda warned him (the director) that Ferry was not allowed to be near children,” she recalled. She said she couldn’t believe that nothing was being done to stop the monster. The Co Donegal woman, who has since left Gweedore, urged anyone who had been molested by Ferry to contact gardai and she questioned the vetting procedures in place for hundreds of children who travelled to the county from all over Northern Ireland for Irish language courses. Meanwhile an associate of Ferry has admitted he was the subject of child sex allegations in Dublin in the mid-1990s. The man – who cannot be named for legal reasons – said: “I am not a paedophile. Allegations were made against me in the 1990s by five or six boys and they were not proven against me. No charges ever came to my door and I was exonerated by the Board of Management at the school.” Asked if he was insisting that boys at the school where he taught had made up the allegations against him, he said: “Yes. They were erroneous.” It’s understood some of the boys are planning to make fresh complaints to gardai. Meanwhile fears are growing that the affair could kill off one of the region’s stable industries - language colleges. One source admitted: “Colaiste Cholmcille is dead. It’s over. Unfortunately it could kill off courses for other organisations who run their courses properly.”

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MacGill summer school returns to Glenties THE annual MacGill Summer School is taking place in Glenties, from Sunday 24 July until Friday 29 July. The title of this year’s school is ‘The First Hundred Days, The Next Five Years’, and will focus on the future of the Irish economy. For those who are not lucky enough to attend the debates, there will be a live webcast streamed on the Donegal County Council website. Full Schedule: 24 July MacGill Summer School opens with British Ambassador Julian King. Taoiseach to deliver annual John Hume Lecture at 8.30pm. 25 July 11:00: Has the political landscape in Ireland changed forever? (Speakers: Frank Flannery, Noel Whelan, Senator Averil Power) 13:00: Tribute to Garrett FitzGerald and Brian Lenihan 14:30: The Future of Irish Banking with Matthew Elderfield. An Outside View of the Irish Economy Now with Kevin Gardiner 16:00: Launch of guidebooks by architect Carole Pollard 20:30: How long and how hard is the way to Recovery? (Speakers: Brian Hayes, Pearse Doherty, Joe Durkan) 26 July 13:00: There are more hard decisions to be made (Speakers: Colm McCarthy, Prof. Philip Lane, Brigid Laffan, David Begg) 14:30: The Outlook for Ireland in the EU/Eurozone (Speaker: Per Callesen, former Danish Govt Rep IMF & Governor Danish Central Bank) 16:00: Transforming our Ind. Landscape and Creating Jobs (Speakers: Sean O’Driscoll, Martin Murphy, Richard Bruton) 20:30: Transforming the Public Sector - How and When? (Speakers: Dr. Eddie Molloy, Sean Fleming, Shay Cody, Robert Watt) 27 July 11:00: Agricul-

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THE promoter behind the Keltic Hooley concert cancelled earlier this month, is to face insolvency proceedings from an American record label. River Run Records, based in Nashville is pursuing James McGarrity’s JW Promotions after he failed to pay a €15,000 debt. Last year JW Promotions were courtordered to repay the debt immediately. The insolvency proceedings will be heard before Belfast High Court on September 15. Mr McGarrity hit the headlines in Donegal earlier this month after the major concert he was promoting in Letterkenny was cancelled. He cited poor ticket sales as the reason for the cancellation. However, it was later revealed that many of the top acts headlining the concert, including Shane MacGowan, had not been booked to play the event. The Pogues front man posted a message on his official website to tell fans that he would not be appearing at the Donegal event. Last year singers Johnny McEvoy and Vince Gill took legal action against the promoter to prevent him from falsely billing them as headline acts of concerts he was promoting.

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THE GAUGE 14 sts and 18 rows to 4”/10cm over St st using size 10 (6mm) needles (before felting). BE SURE TO GET THE GAUGE MAKE THE BOTTOM (make 2) With Black, cast on 12 sts. Work even in St st for 11⁄4”/3cm, ending with a WS row. Next (inc) row (RS) K1, M1, k to last st, M1, k1—14 sts. Rep inc row every 6th row twice more—18 sts. Work even until piece measures 8 (9, 10)”/20.5 (23, 25.5)cm from beg, ending with a WS row. Next row (RS) Rep inc row—20 sts. Work 7 rows even. Rep inc row once more—22 sts. Work even until piece measures 13 (14, 15)”/33 (35.5, 38) cm from beg, ending with a WS row. Next (dec) row (RS) K1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1—20 sts. Rep dec row every RS row 4 times more—12 sts. Purl one row. Bind off. MAKE THE SIDES With Bottom RS down, Black and beg at middle of cast-on edge (heel) pick up and knit 124 (134, 142) sts around. Do not join, work back and

forth in St st for 5 rows, ending with a WS row. Next (dec) row (RS) K60 (65, 69) sts, ssk, pm, k2tog, k to end. Work 7 more rows, dec’ing 1 st each side of marker every row—108 (118, 126) sts. Bind off purlwise. Sew heel seam. MAKE THE TOPS make the left top With Black, cast on 21 sts. Work in garter st for 1”/2.5cm, ending with a WS row. Bind off 5 sts for strap, attach Hollywood Pink and knit to end—16 sts. Work even in St st for 3 rows. Next (dec) row (RS) K1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1—14 sts. Rep dec row every 6th row 3 times more—8 sts. Switch to Black yarn and work 7 rows even. Bind off. FELTED SLIPPERS STUFF 2 skeins in #8 Black of Handspun Semi Solids by Manos del Uruguay/Fairmount Fibers, Ltd., 31⁄2oz/100g skeins, each approx 138yd/126m (wool) 1 skein in #1 Hollywood Pink One size 10 (6mm) circular needle, 24”/60cm length OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE Two 3⁄4”/19mm buttons Stitch markers make the right top With Black, cast on 21 sts. Work in garter st for 1”/2.5cm, ending with

a WS row. Work to last 5 sts, bind off 5 sts for strap. DO NOT TURN WORK, slide sts to other end of needle and attach Hollywood Pink to RS and k across 16 sts. Work even in St st for 3 rows. Next (dec) row (RS) K1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1—14 sts. Rep dec row every 6th row 3 times more—8 sts. Switch to Black yarn and work 7 rows even. Bind off. FINISH THE SLIPPERS Sew tops to sides of slippers, leaving straps free. felt the slippers Use a low water setting and hottest temperature in a top loading washing machine. Add a small amount of laundry detergent and some old jeans or towels for agitation. Place slippers in a lingerie bag or zippered pillowcase and add to machine. Check the felting progress frequently, removing slippers when felted to the desired size. Place slippers in cool water to stop the felting process and remove suds. Remove from bag and roll gently in towel to remove excess water. Block and shape while still damp. Allow to air dry completely. Sew buttons securely in place at end of straps, working through both layers.

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FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Length (before felting) 151/4 (161/4, 171/2)”/38.5 (41, 44.5)cm Length (after felting) 81/2 (912, 101/2)”/21.5 (24, 26.5)cm

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ummer is about relaxing and enjoying the season. From cooling interior color palettes to opting for casual interiors over the stuffy formal ones, summer decor ideas are easy. Do you have a summer beach house, or would you like your home to FEEL like a summer beach house? Either way, the warm outdoors and cool evening breezes make your home the optimal place to entertain and relax. Try these easy summer decor ideas to take advantage of all that the season has to offer.

and neutrals? White and khaki slipcovers are casual but can be dressed up with formal throw pillows in an instant. DRAPERY: When you want to bring in the cool night air, and keep out the hot summer sun use curtains instead of drapery. Drapery material is heavy and dark, while curtains paired with sheers can give you versatile flexibility in the summer months. If you prefer to savor the views, and not cover up the windows use valances. Valances in summer textures and colors will leave your windows looking finished, with an obstructed view.

FURNITURE: Dark and muted tones are perfect for autumn and winter, but spring and summer

VIEWS: What better way to welcome summer into your home, than looking at a breathtaking view? Maximize your furniture placement by facing it towards your ocean view, pool, or lush green yard. Your enjoyment of your home is based on your emotions. If opening windows to hear nature makes you feel good, do it! Don’t love the view from your windows? Consider buying a painting or wall decor that you love the look and feel of.

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BRING IN THE OUTDOORS: When you think of summer it’s all about the feelings of the outdoors. Flowers, plants and fresh fruit centerpieces make your home smell aromatic and look beautiful. For a more rustic feel, try bringing in eco-friendly materials like bamboo, hemp, and jute area rugs. These materials bring an exotic and natural feeling of the outdoors in. Remember, entertaining outdoors will also give a welcome break to being inside. Summer is about being flexible and spontaneous!





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Today we are going to talk about vitamins and minerals, two elements that are so often referred to in diets and nutritional articles, but rarely explained. Both vitamins and minerals are essential to the body and help the whole system function, therefore an absence of either will cause havoc. So, what are they? Vitamins and mineral are food components that first of all serve as co-enzymes in the metabolic reactions that release energy. Great, but what the hell does that mean!? Basically in order for the body to turn food into energy it requires vitamins and mineral to facilitate that transformation. The amount of uses and the amount of reactions that require vitamins and minerals are too numerous to mention, in fact it amounts to everything we do. It is suffice to say that they help the body function in the metabolic sense and change food into energy. Secondly they are responsible for the consumption and transportation of oxygen. Oxygen is vital to the body as we only exist when we breathe, so the role of vitamins and minerals in taking the oxygen from the lung to take it into the blood and transport it to the body’s cells is crucial. It also helps in the expulsion of the carbon dioxide that lies in the body and ensures that we don’t get clogged up with harmful gases. Vitamins also help promote and regulate various chemical reactions and bodily processes. Once again the range of bodily processes influenced by vitamins are too numerous to mention individually, so we shall leave it in the knowledge that everything the body does needs the assistance of a certain vitamin or the other. To condense

the information there are two main types of vitamins, fat soluble and water soluble. The fat soluble are stored in the fat principally, but also in the liver. These are ever present in the body and the level should be kept at the optimum. However we have to be careful as an excess would result in sickness as they become toxic. The fat soluble vitamins are A,D,E & K. Water soluble vitamins are B & C and are not stored in the body, but are taken into the body in liquids and food that we absorb. The body takes what it requires and excretes the rest in the urine. Like the fat solubles an excess could also result in sickness and skin rashes. Minerals in the body include Calcium, Phosphorus and Iron. Calcium and Phosphorus are central to the creation of strong bones and teeth, as well as an integral element of building tissue. Iron is critical for the formation of haemoglobins that are responsible for carrying oxygen in the blood. Minerals also regulate muscle contractions and body fluids, conduct nerve impulses and regulate the heart beat. Once again you may say……..’great, but what does it mean?’. What it means is that vitamins and minerals are essential, crucial and vital to our health and are of the utmost significance. So, how do we look after them. A sensible diet will look after all the needs, but barring that vitamin and mineral supplements are available. If you feel lethargic and lack in energy it may be the result of a lack of certain vitamins and minerals so consult a health professional with your concern. Look after your vitamins and minerals and they will look after you.

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8 11 ather up that bikini, it’s holiday time! We’ve got our fingers crossed for long, hot days lounging around in the sun, but we want to look cool and stylish, not hot and sweaty. Fortunately there are some great clothes in the shops that are perfect for a week or two in a foreign country. Denim shorts are always a popular choice, and this year there are loads of styles to choose from. Jane Norman has some skinny shorts that are ideal for those who prefer to hide their thighs, while those who have pins to die for will adore M&S’s hotpants, especially when teamed with a bikini top. Linen is another popular material in the heat; Next has a chic pair of white linen shorts and matching jacket for those hanging out on in the south of France. You can never have too many T-shirts, and Urban Outfitters is a fab place to trawl for funky tops. We love its in-your-face daisy top, while Republic also has some

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natty numbers including its retro Miso Sunglasses vest-top. If you like your clothes to stand out then go to Internacionale where there is a variety of playsuits on offer. These are great for the beach, providing an alternative to the usual beach dress, although we love love love the flowing dresses that the designers have created for 2011. Debenhams has a 70sinspired Melissa Odabash purple and blue dress, Mint Velvet has a summer classic in the making with its white lace maxidress, and M&Co has hit exactly the right style note with its spotted, flowing beach dress. Footwear needs to be equally cool, so don’t forget to add some stylish sandals – George at ASDA has a good selection, while Solillas has some fantastic, searingly bright sandals, perfect for strolling across the sand. All you need now is something to pack it all in. We suggest an eye-catching suitcase from Tripp:

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Camera Tip The Red Eye Effect: What It Is, Avoiding It, and Removing It

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RED eye is a distracting effect that can ruin an otherwise good photo. Learn what causes it, how to prevent it, and how to fix it. Red eye is a common problem in photography. It’s the effect where a person’s eyes appear to emit a bright red glow, and it can ruin an otherwise great photo. Here I’ll explain why it happens and what you can do about it.

If you have trouble with pirates of FM, a dodgy DAB signal or you’d like to listen to LBC anywhere in the world, internet radio could be the way forward for you. If you have a wireless router already to go, getting internet radio is fairly simple and straightforward and now British company Cambridge Silicon Radio have gone one step further with simplicity with their cute little Q2 cube radio. The Q2 brings internet radio down to the basics. The problem with internet radio is choice. There are thousands of radio stations out there, so the Q2 tries to make it easy for you. While setting up on your Mac or PC, you choose your four favourite radio stations. No 1 will of course be LBC 97.3FM, station two LBC 1152, three could be Classic FM and four might be Heart. One charged up, you’re ready to go. With the keep it simple theme in mind, there are no visible buttons either. To change stations, you simply turn the radio over! From that point on, whichever of the four sides you turn to face up will be the channel the radio plays.

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Movie Synopsis: Marvel Studios brings their prodigious patriot to the big screen with this action-filled outing surrounding Steve Rogers, a once meek U.S. soldier turned hero thanks to an experimental super serum, giving him the strength and agility far beyond a normal human being. This production will be followed up two months later with The Avengers, teaming the character with other Marvel screen heroes from their catalogue.

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What Causes Red Eye Red eye occurs when you use your camera’s flash in a poorly-lit environment, like in a dark room, nightclub, or outdoors at night. In the dark, people’s pupils open up wide to let in as much light as possible. When you use a flash, the light travels through their dilated pupils, bounces off the backs of their eyes, and is sent back the way it came. The red eye effect in a child’s eyes The red eye effect is caused by your camera’s flash bouncing off the back of the subject’s eyes. Image by Bert Boerland. If your camera’s flash is mounted close to the lens, as with most compacts and DSLRs with built-in flash, then the majority of this reflected light ends up back at the lens and is recorded in the final photo, giving the impression that it’s shining out of the person’s eyes in an eery way. The red colour comes from the blood in the tissues at the back of the eye. How to Prevent Red Eye in Your Photos As they say, prevention is better than cure, and there are several ways to reduce the chances of red eye in your images: Turn off your flash - This is the most effective way of dealing with red eye. If possible, try adjusting some of your camera’s settings (such as aperture, shutter speed, or ISO speed) so that you can disable the flash altogether. Turn on more lights - The red eye effect is most prominent when the person’s pupils are wide open. If you’re shooting indoors, turn on a few more lights to brighten the room and force their pupils to shrink. Use an external flash - Rather than using your camera’s built-in flash, use an external flash held or mounted as far away from the lens as possible. This is much less likely to cause red eye because the light reflected off the retina won’t be sent towards the lens. Bounce your flash - Some camera-mounted flash units can be rotated. Aim it towards a pale-coloured ceiling or wall so that the light reaches your subject’s eyes from a different angle and isn’t reflected towards the lens. Soften your flash - Flash units tend to produce a very strong, harsh light. You can soften this by putting some tissue paper over the front, or fitting a shop-bought flash diffuser. This reduces red eye and produces a less harsh, more pleasing light. It will reduce the effective range of your flash though, so don’t stand too far from your subject. Use red eye reduction mode - Most cameras have a built-in red eye reduction flash setting. This fires the flash twice - once to make people’s pupils contract, and a second time to capture the photo. It does a great job providing everyone is looking at the camera for both flashes. Ask people to look away - The red eye effect only occurs when people are looking directly at the camera. Try photographing them from a slight angle, with them looking away from the camera, such as when they’re chatting, eating, or dancing.

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Eddie’s mysterious behaviour intrigues Jean Airs on Friday, July 29 2011

At The Vic, Jean looks through the post and finds a heavy and important-looking letter which is addressed to Eddie. When she hands it over to him, Eddie asks to be able to read it in private, while Mo winds Jean up over her growing crush on Eddie. Later, Mo shows Eddie around Number 23 and offers to rent it to him. After some discussion about the price, the pair eventually agree on a rate. Back at The Vic, Jean tells Julie that she’s surprised Eddie wears silk underpants as they must be expensive. She also remains intrigued by his mysterious letter, wondering what’s inside. As the day continues, Tyler has another row with Mr Lister. Not wanting any trouble, Eddie is forced to bribe Lister with a £20 note to keep quiet. He also tells the boys about their new place in Number 23. When Eddie returns to The Vic, Jean teases him that she knows his little secret. A shocked Eddie thinks that she has read his letter and, getting agitated, he declares that she mustn’t tell a soul. However, Jean insists that she was only talking about the silk underwear. What is Eddie hiding?




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Airs on Friday, July 29 2011 As Steve tries to sneak out of Number 1, Tracy insists he stay for breakfast, excited that she’s got her man. However, Steve’s not quite as keen and when Tracy asks if this means they’re an item, he hedges. Alone with Lloyd, Steve insists it was a one-off and no-one needs to know, but when Becky hears Amy talking about Steve spending the night, she heads to the pub to confront him. As her stories about her new boyfriend are all a front, Becky is devastated. How will Steve react? Meanwhile, Owen has been Anna’s rock as she prepares a wary Gary for his first psychiatric appointment. Knowing she needs a distraction, Owen books cinema tickets for her and Faye. Touched, Anna invites him along too - will Owen accept? Elsewhere, Tommy sweet-talks Amber into agreeing to a drink; a nervous Audrey agrees to accompany Marc to the LGBT event; while Amber swears Sophie to secrecy as she reveals some shocking news.

Airs on Thursday, July 28 2011 The prosecution and defence sum up their cases for the jury and the judge asks them to go and consider the verdict. Chas has a go at Lizzie outside the court as they wait to be called back in, but is hopeful when Lizzie shows her and Hazel support. Zak calls them back in as Aaron re-enters the court to await the verdict… Meanwhile, Amy, Pollard and Val move into the barn but Amy’s happiness is short-lived when Jared shows up wanting more money, threatening to tell Val and Pollard everything if she doesn’t give him what he wants. Elsewhere, worried about the bruise and thinking Samson hit Sarah, Debbie doesn’t want him near her. Seeing her arm, Andy is suspicious of Cameron but heads out to see Sam when they tell him that they suspect it was Samson. Sam is left shaken when Andy accuses Samson, especially as he’s recently been in trouble at school for pushing girls around. Also, Alicia doesn’t give much away about moving to Spain as Leyla tries to talk her out of it, while Carl and Jimmy are shocked when Scarlett tells them that she’s going to Mexico then on to Canada to live with her mum.

Diane tracks down Sinead and Bart Airs on Friday, July 29 2011 Faced with the stark reality of their situation, Sinead decides it’s time to go home. With Diane on the hunt for them, will Sinead be forced to choose between Bart and her family? Meanwhile, Noah heads to Newcastle alone, while Ste is left with a choice to make about Brendan. Elsewhere, Nancy is annoyed when Frankie tries controlling her life.


ANTHONY HUNTER this then – Locky Morris Venue: Regional Cultural Centre Location: Letterkenny, Co Donegal T: 074 91 29186 This then is an exhibition of works by Derry-based artist Locky Morris, who is probably best known in Donegal for his large-scale public artworks, such as Polestar in Letterkenny. It features a rich array of work made over the past three decades, that ranges from the overtly political pieces of the late 80’s to more domestic pieces from recent years. The exhibition is a collaborative venture between the Regional Cultural Centre and the Golden Thread Gallery Belfast, where it was shown last year. Landmarks (Photographic) Landmarks is a participatory cross-border art project organised by North–55, which explores the cultural and social complexities of place. The project evokes the memories, experiences and current realities of communities living in evolving, post–conflict societies. The project developed new international connections through a residency programme that connected local experience of the Derry / Donegal border region to those of postapartheid South Africa. Landmarks culminated in a site-specific exhibition of photography and film at Ebrington Barracks, Derry that coincided with the ICAN conference last October. Time(s): 11am - 5pm (Tuesday to Friday) to Sat 24th September 2011 Saturday 1-5pm Admission: Free


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Kirchoff Ireland Ltd celebrates 30 years in Letterkenny

Kirchoff Ireland Ltd will celebrate 30 years in business in Letterkenny next month. Yesterday I visited Kirchoff Ltd to present staff with FETAC Level 5 and FETAC Level 3 certificates achieved in Team Building and Computer Literacy. Kirchoff is a global company with headquarters in Germany that produces high-end auto parts for a range of companies including Chrysler, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Audi and others. Yesterday’s Eurozone decision to reduce Ireland’s interest rate does not involve any compromise whatsoever on Ireland’s corporation tax rate.

Common Fisheries Policy – opportunities and challenges

The EU Common Fisheries Policy will be overhauled in the next 18 months. Fisheries must be a key driver of Irish economic recovery, and the new Common Fisheries Policy must facilitate development of the Irish industry. I contributed to this week’s special Dáil debate on the matter: http://debates.

Letterkenny General Hospital & Carndonagh Community Hospital

I am in ongoing discussions with the Minister for Health and his officials about upgrading Letterkenny General Hospital to Regional status, which would enable the hospital to bring in more money from its private work. This could potentially generate an extra €2.2m for the Hospital annually. Yesterday Cllr. Bernard McGuinness and I visited Carndonagh Community Hospital – an excellent facility that is run very professionally and creates a pleasant atmosphere for its patients.



028 71 350 181 IT Support THE Netherlands became the first European nation to enact legislation that protects Internet neutrality (i.e., “net neutrality”) in late June 2011. In doing so, the Netherlands joined Chile as one of only two nations to enact such legislation. Although net neutrality has been the subject of a seemingly fruitless debate for several years, the enactment of this new law may accelerate legislative decisions in other European countries. The subject of net neutrality has been a hot button issue of governments and internet service providers (ISPs) for quite some time, but the average consumer seems fairly unaware of its meaning or potential impact. Ironically, of all of the participants involved in the debate, the average consumer may be the most affected party. The outcome of this debate could affect the way that we all use Internet services—and, more importantly, how much we pay to use them! Thus, I think that it is important that we define the subject and underscore its relevance to our everyday lives.

What Is Net Neutrality? The Internet is brimming with very precise, yet entirely unhelpful descriptions of net neutrality. Allow me to explain it a little more simply. In a nutshell, the debate revolves around the question of whether ISPs should be able to make you pay to use certain Internet applications and services, block and contain certain parts of the internet specific only to your provider i.e BT, Virgin, Sky, Orange, TalkTalk, etc. For example, should ISPs be able charge you to use Skype? Skype conversations take place on Internet infrastructure that is owned by IPSs, but the use of Skype is free for consumers. Should ISPs be allowed to restrict your access to Skype unless you pay for the service? The answer, according to net neutrality proponents, is “no.” Generally speaking, most Westernized governments and consumers seem to support net neutrality. However, critics of net neutrality believe that it may hurt consumers in the long run by discouraging ingenuity and technological advancement. It’s too simple to make this debate solely about money. Rather, it is important to understand the perspectives of

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I welcome comments made in the Dáil last Wednesday by Enda Kenny in the wake of the publication of the Cloyne Report. Enda Kenny will address the Magill Summer School in Glenties next Sunday.

Ulster Champions 2011

I was in Clones last Sunday for Donegal’s Ulster Championship Final victory. Congratulations to the players and to Jim McGuinness and his selectors. Next Sunday evening Glencar SFC will hold a presentation night for all underage players at Letterkenny Community Centre.

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Yesterday’s Eurozone decision to reduce Ireland’s loan interest by 2% will potentially save our country between €600 and €800 million euro per annum. The improved rate will not come through in time to have an impact on December’s budget, but this decision and the new, extended timeframe for repaying the loan will ease our country’s awesome debt burden. Yesterday’s Eurozone achievement brought to a conclusion what has been a very intensive first Dáil session in Government.


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Successful Organic Farming in Wicklow ORGANIC produce is in demand not just in Ireland but all over Europe. Combining Organic Farming Scheme payments with premium prices for produce makes organic farming an attractive option for farmers. Teagasc, in association with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has organised a series of 19 organic farm walks throughout the summer. One of these walks will take place in Aughrim, Co Wicklow on Wednesday, 27 July at 2pm. Alan Pierce and Mark Winterbotham have been farming organically in Aughrim since 2000. A wide selection of organic vegetables and fruit are grown and supplied in season for local hotels, restaurants and the catering trade mainly in Dublin and Wicklow. Organic oats and wheat crops are grown primarily for animal feed for the organic sheep enterprise and the organic pig enterprise on the farm. Organic pork and lamb is also sold directly to the catering industry as either whole of half carcase. The system of selling product directly to restaurants in Ireland is not commonplace. We are an exporting nation and in the main sell to a processor who in turn sells our beef and lamb to other countries. Organic vegetables in Ireland are in short supply with over 80% of our supply being imported; this offers our horticulture growers a unique opportunity to fill a market by import substitution. Teagasc Organic Specialist James McDonnell said: “Organic vegetable farming and organic pig production are two of the most challenging enterprises that one could practice in Ireland- these guys’ seem to do it at their ease.” “Mark and Alan have a refreshing view of life; unique product and strong business acumen making this farm walk a must for both the organic consumer and the farmer,” he continued. Currently, a significant percentage of the Irish organic food market is comprised of imports. This is largely due to the fact that both the organic tillage and horticulture sectors are underdeveloped. There is also very considerable scope for exports of organic red meat. The organic sector therefore offers real opportunities for Irish farmers and food processors. This walk is one of a series of walks taking place across the country; further details are available on

Bringing a new puppy or dog home DOGS are not toys and should be treated with the respect that they deserve. They are not there to be man handled, and until your child is old enough to learn respect for animals, it is up to you as parents to supervise any interaction your child has with your dog. If you are considering getting a dog and already have children in the family you must make sure that you have thought the idea through thoroughly before making the trip to the breeder or the local rescue centre. You need to make sure that you have the time,

energy, but most of all an open mind and the patience to take on a dog. You must never consider buying a dog purely because the kids have pleaded with you incessantly for one. It is not wise to get a dog purely to keep the kids amused. Dogs are feeling, breathing creatures, not babysitters!! Can you afford to keep a dog regularly fed, watered, wormed and vaccinated? What will you do with a dog when it comes to going on holiday? All these questions and more need to be answered before considering taking on a dog. If, however, you can honestly say that you can offer all these things to a dog and decide to get one, then provided you let the dog know where its place is within your “pack’s” pecking order from day one, you can then experience one of the best relationships you will ever know. If you have chosen the breeder route you will be getting an 8 week old puppy, No reputable breeder will let a puppy go before this 8 weeks of age mark . From the age of 6 weeks on is vital for a puppy to be in its pack this is very important as this is when they are at their noisiest and

the fighting and biting can seem horrendous. Puppies have to learn when they bite too hard and this learning begins in the litter with the dam (mother dog ) to supervise. If you think about it !, when did you ever see an 8 week old pup leave its mother with behaviour issues ?, it normally takes 2-3 weeks for any issues to arise , It takes a few weeks for a puppy to suss out its new owners and its new surroundings, it takes a few hours for a human to spoil a dog . Before you know it your puppy is pushing its boundaries and then confusion and frustration kicks in all around for puppy and owner . Lets back track to the first day you took the puppy home , What did you do ? Did all the relatives come around to cuddle and make a fuss of “fluffy “ Did you carry “fluffy “ about all day? . Did you let “fluffy “ up on your knee? Did you set up a feeding station where “fluffy” came and ate whenever he/she liked ? Did you jump to see what was wrong every time “fluffy “ whimpered ,? When you put “fluffy “ to bed for the night , how many times did you come down to console “fluffy” or did you give in and take

“fluffy” to the bedroom with you ? The all important question for the first day is , Did you get cross or dunk “fluffy’s “ nose when there was a house training accident ? Think about this from “fluffys “ point of view, You have taken this poor wee pup away from its littermates, its mother and everything it knew and you stuck it into a manmade world and expected the wee puppy to know how to behave! You get negative and either dunk its nose in a puddle or scream NO – already on day number one the trust is gone ! Dogs and pups that “obey” out of fear is not a nice thing to see, Dogs and pups that want to please you because they trust you with their lives is a fantastic thing to see . All to often I hear don’t train the dog until its 6 mths odd , I ask why ? Why would anyone let a dog run amuck for 6 mths or so and then decide they have to train the dog .Training begins the day the dog becomes a part of your life .Prevention is far better than cure .Training in my eyes for the first few weeks is not sit, stay, stand on your head etc . It’s a case of my house my rules and setting boundaries .

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GAA NOTES MALIN Congratulations to the Malin reserve side who qualified for the quarter finals of the Senior Reserve Championship by defeating Glenfin by 0-10 to 0-07 on Saturday evening in Muff. Leeds Trip. Malin under 14s attended the Leeds Irish festival last weekend with 20 players and 21 adults making the journey. The tour left on Friday morning and arrived back in Malin on Monday evening. Malin had 2 teams competing in the 9-a-side tournament on the Saturday with both reaching the semi-final stages. Unfortunately both teams were knocked out at this stage after heroic efforts by all players involved. Everybody headed to the Leeds Irish Centre on the Saturday evening where the fun continued with a traditional Irish music session with a number of the Malin lads joining in. On the Sunday, Malin competed in a 15 a side tournament against Yorkshire and Lancashire with Malin winning one game a losing the other, unfortunately not enough to claim the trophy(on the plus side John Rustard did win the potato gathering competition so we didn’t come home empty handed!). All the children were a credit to themselves, their parents and the Malin GAA club throughout the weekend. Special thanks goes to John Kehoe, James Anthony Houton and all the organising committee for all their efforts throughout, they could not have done more to make us feel welcome. U14s v Milford. Malin under 14s played Milford in the Northern Board Shield semi-final by a hungrier Milford team on the night. Played in Newtown, Milford settled into the game quicker and were taking the majority of chances that came their way with the Malin rearguard under pressure from the off. As the half progressed Malin came more into the game but spurned a number of scoring chances when well placed. Milford lead by 4 points at half time. In the second half it proved more of the same with Milford getting a couple of goals more midway through the way half Malin sparked into life and got a number of quick points and goals to come within one point of Milford. Unfortunately this was as good as it got for Malin with Milford pulling away to win by 5 points. On the night Malin were best served by goalie Jason McDermott and defenders Conor McColgan, Cormac Cullinan and Aran McLaughlin. The annual sports day in aid of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, which was cancelled in June due to bad weather, will now take place on Sunday 7th August at the GAA centre in Malin. The sports will feature the usual track and field events with lots of sideshows and the club would seek as much support as possible for this very worthy cause. The Malin summer camp took place last week with 144 children in attendance, the biggest camp in the county. A great time was had by all, the highlight of the week coming on a gloriously sunny Friday with the visit of Donegal captain Michael Murphy and the Anglo Celt cup. The club would like to thank summer camp organizer Maria McLaughlin and all her coaches for their efforts, thanks to everyone who helped in any way, and a special thanks to all the children who took part and, of course, to their parents, great to see such a large turnout in the current economic climate. Friday evening was also very busy at the GAA centre with the visit of Jerome Quinn who recorded interviews with a number of people including the Men and Ladies senior team captains as well as club chairman Patrick McLaughlin while he also filmed musicians and dancers upstairs in the function room and also found time for a few pints in McCleans afterwards! Thanks to all the musicians and dancers who performed so well on the evening and also to everyone who turned up to support them. A club meeting will take place on Thursday 28th in the GAA centre beginning at 9-00pm, all

Athletics Centre in Stranorlar is finally to move to construction stage

FINN Valley ac welcome the news on Monday July 25th that the pool and ancillary facilities at the Athletics Centre in Stranorlar is finally to move to construction stage. The department of Sport having approved 3.8 million grant .The entire community of the wider area will benefit and it will of course  compliment the excellent

facilities already existing at that location which include in recent weeks a state of the art 400m tartan ‘Berlin blue ‘ international standard track . The development will be completely integrated into the existing building . The project has been in the planning stage for some time

with the excellent co-operation of both Donegal County Council staff and local councillors . A Board representing both was formed a year ago comprising Patsy McGonagle, Ann Marie Mc Geehin, Neil Martin, Bridgeen Doherty, Sean Carlin and Conor Mc Gonagle from the athletic club Paul KIlcoyne, Bartley McGlynn, Cora Harvey, Martin Harley, Frank Mc Brearty and Patrick McGowan representing the council ,which has worked diligently with the support of Co Manager  Seamus Neely to bring it to this point. It will place the Finn Valley centre in a positive position as not only a complete community recreation facility but as a performance centre  which will benefit the area immmensely. Finn Valley ac originally bought a disused factory in the eighties and continued to improve and grow it in the intervening years a credit to the volunteers over that period . Indeed the club have been active in the community since 1971 celebrating 40 years this September a feature that will be acknowledged at that time as they officially open their new track,pitch and lights a spend of 1.6 million euro . It is above all a most positive initiative in the community which will be welcomed with great enthusiasm

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members are asked to attend. Training for U-10 girls has now finished until September as has Sunday morning training for U-6 boys. Malin GAA club have a club phone which sends texts about club fixtures for adult and underage teams as well as club events and notices. If anyone would like their name added to texting list please contact the club phone on 0868668531. Under age training times have changed to the following, U-8 Thursdays at 6pm, U-10 Fridays at 6pm. There was no winner of this weeks lotto jackpot. The sequence drawn was 7,4,6,5,2,3,1. Ciara, Patrick and Martin McLaughlin, Shantla, Malin, were the €50 prize winners with the €20 sellers prize going to Ronan Lafferty, Ballymena, Malin. Next weekends jackpot is €700 and we thank the local community for its continued support. Best wishes to the Donegal Senior side in their All Ireland quarter final against Kildare this weekend, they have made this a special

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MOVILLE Moville GAA would like to wish the Donegal Men’s team good luck in the All Ireland Quarter Finals. Congratulations to the under 16’s boys had a good victory over Milford in Convoy in the Donegal Division 3 Championship Final, The boys will now play Milford in the final and we wish them all the best in the Game. Moville started the brightest when Conor Doherty slotted past Caolan Bolton in the Milford but Milford hit back almost immediately when a Jamie Heena shot rebounded of the crossbar for Dylan Hegarty to tap in. When Full Forward Peter Burke turned his marker there was only going to be one outcome and the Full Forward made no mistake dispatching the ball into the back of the net.

Mark Browne added another point to Moville total from a free before James McCahill broke clear only for his initial shot to be saved by Liam Grimley but McCahill made no mistake with his second effort by slotting into the net. The Moville Midfield added 3 points with a score from Ciaran Moore and 2 from Ciaran Diver but Darragh Black grabbed a third goal for Milford before Burke broke clear to hammer the ball into the back of the net, giving Moville a five point lead at half time. Early in the second half Black worked his way through the Moville Defence to fire into the back of the net via the crossbar. When Burke and Browne scored 2 points for Moville left 4 points ahead going into the closing stages but scores from Toye, McMenamin, and Ryan McDaid brought the game back to a one point game. When Micheal Gillespie and Ciaran Diver added to the Moville tally and Brandon Toye scored one for milford, this left the game on a knife edge as there was 2 points between the

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GAA NOTES CONT... MOVILLE teams but as Milford pushed forward for the goal that would win them the game it was Peter Burke who hit the back of the net to score his hatrick and secure victory for Moville. On Tuesday Night the Moville Under 21 Mens team bowed out of the U21 Championship to Robert Emmetts in what was a close game with the young Moville team putting up a good fight against the much more experienced Robert Emmetts team and the Moville lads lost out by 2 points but if Moville had taken their scores on the night the score might have been different but Robert made their attacks count to come out 2 point winners On Thursday night the Moville Under 16 girls played Fanad Gaels in what was a very entertaining game with Moville running out 4-21 to 4-3, the scorers for Moville where Nicole McDermott (2-3), Roma McLaughlin (1-5), Melisa McDermott (0-5), Sarah Jame McDonald (0-5), Shannon McDonald (2pts), Shannon Skelly (1-0) and Blathnaid McLaughlin (0-1). The Club hosted a very successful Cul Camp with 93 children attending. Many Thanks to coaches John Gibbons, Tony McGeady, Danny Murphy, Ciara Hegarty, Lynn McGuinness, Stacey Cavanagh, Geraldine Harkin, and Loirin Melarkey who made the week so enjoyable for the children. Thanks also to helpers Bridget Harkin, Kathy Doherty, Aisling Harkin Caloan Melarkey and Liam Grimley Jnr who kindly gave up their time. Congratulation to Ciara Hegarty, Niamh McLaughlin and Orla Furlong who all played in Donegal ladies win over down in the ladies qualifiers. On Sunday the Moville Men played Letterkenny Gaels and ran out 2-11 to 0-06. The Scorers for Moville were Danny Murphy (0-4), Eunan Hegarty (0-4), Seamus Hegarty (1-1), Cathal Gillespie (1-0), Sean O’Hare(0-2). There is also a full range of merchandise available from the club anyone interested in purchasing merchandise is asked to contact Bridget Harkin or any member of the club. There was no Jackpot Winner of the GAA lotto this week (18th July). The Winning Numbers were 1, 8, 10, 14 and the €50 Euro Winner was Mary Ann Sona. Next Week’s Jackpot €1200 Club membership is now overdue anyone who has not paid their membership is ask to do so ASAP and should be paid to treasurer Bridget Harkin. There is also a full range of merchandise available from the club anyone interested in purchasing merchandise is asked to contact Bridget Harkin or any member of the club.

URRIS GAA Bingo every Thursday night in St Marys Hall Clonmany at 9pm. Club Meeting on Tuesday 26th July at 9pm all members welcome. Donegal v Kildare Quarter Final bus running to Croke Park for game Tickets will be distributed on Thursday in Straid at 7pm.Contact John 0860523550 or David 0860538537. Tickets on sale for County Training Fund from club officers first prize €5,000. Match & Win jackpot went unclaimed last week and will rise to €1,820 this week the numbers drawn were 7,8,10,21 the €15 consolation prizes went to Mary Duffy Urris, Alana & Kathleen Doherty Cloontagh, Shane Doherty Tiernasligo, Olivene Harkin Tullagh,John McCarron (Senior) Cleagh. Congratulations Under 12B Team on winning the cup in the Blitz in Carn on Saturday. Results: The Senior & Reserve Teams were narrowly beaten by Carn this week-end.

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MALIN will meet Four Masters in the Reserve Championship quarter finals after winning this playoff tie by three points, a fantastic performance by the Inishowen side ensuring a fully deserved progression. Glenfin began with the breeze and hit two early points through Daniel McGlynn and a Frank Ward free before Eddie Kelly opened the Malin account with a well taken score. Packie Moy put Glenfin two ahead again before Kelly hit a second excellent score from distance and a Brendan McLaughlin free had the sides level again with 8 minutes gone. The quick-fire scoring continued as Daniel McGlynn put Glenfin 0-04 to 0-03 ahead after only 10 minutes but a second free from McLaughlin drew the sides level once more before Malin took the lead for the first time going into the last 10 minutes of the half, McLaughlin

stroking over his first score from play. Glenfin rallied in the final minutes of the first half and scores from Moy and a fine Paddy Costello point saw them take a 0-06 to 0-05 lead into the dressing room at half time. Malin began the second half at a blistering pace and Kelly had the sides level almost immediately after the restart but, despite their early dominance, Malin were unable to add further scores although Paul McLaughlin was unlucky to have an effort waved wide by the umpire when it appeared to be a perfectly good score. As it was, Glenfin broke up the field and substitute Liam Houston put them in front once again but this was to be their last score of the match as Brendan McLaughlin drew Malin level before three Kelly frees, the last deep in added time, ensured a Malin win. Glenfin were chasing the game after they went 0-08 to 0-07 behind and they tried hard to find the net but some excellent Malin defending kept them at bay throughout the second half while the best goal chance of the game

fell to Malin’s Brendan McLaughlin who found himself one on one with Ryan Dorian in the Glenfin goal midway through the second half, Dorian doing well to block down McLaughlin’s shot. Malin had great performances throughout the side while Glenfin, who had looked very dangerous at times in the opening half, seemed to tire badly in the second period. MALIN: Rory Kelly, Thomas McLaughlin, Jason Doherty, John C Doherty, John McLaughlin, Neil McGilloway, Finbarr Collins, Matthew McLaughlin, Niall McLaughlin, Gary Collins, Eddie Kelly(0-6, 3f), Seamus Doherty, Brendan McLaughlin (0-4 2f), Daniel Mullarkey, Paul McLaughlin GLENFIN: Ryan Dorian, Martin McGlynn, Paul McCrudden, Hugh Foy, Peadar Campbell, Paul Bonner, Ciaran Duffy, Michael Campbell, Paddy Costello (0-1), Conor Ward, Frank Ward (0-1, 1f), Daniel McGlynn (0-2), Packie Moy (0-2), PJ Scanlon, Ross McDermott. SUBS: Liam Houston (0-1), Liam Breen, Kyle McCool

Tables Under 10 Go Games League Section 1 Team Play W L Drn Termon 7 7 0 0 St Eunans A 5 4 1 0 Gaoth Dobhair 5 3 2 0 St Michaels 4 2 1 1 Glenswilly 4 0 2 2 Downings 4 0 2 2 L’kenny Gaels 3 1 2 0 Cloughaneely 4 0 2 2 Milford 4 0 3 1 Fanad Gaels 2 0 2 0 Under 10 Go Games League Section 2 Team Play W L Drn Sean MacCum 5 4 0 1 Red Hughs 6 3 2 1 Convoy 5 3 1 1 Buncrana 5 2 1 2 NColmcille 5 2 1 2 Glenfin 6 2 2 2 REmmets 5 2 2 1 St Eunans B 6 2 3 1 NPadraig 4 0 3 1

Pt 14 8 6 5 2 2 2 2 1 0 Pt 9 7 7 6 6 6 5 5 1

Brian McCormack Sports Division One Team Play W L Drn Pt Dungloe 9 5 2 2 12 Glenswilly 9 3 2 4 10 St Eunans 10 5 5 0 10 Naomh Conaill 10 5 5 0 10 Ardara 9 4 4 1 9 Four Masters 9 4 4 1 9 Gaoth Dobhair 8 4 4 0 8 Cloughaneely 8 3 3 2 8

Teri McLaughlin being presented with a cheque for 1970 Euro by club treasurer Peter Barr after winning the Naomh Colmcille Club Lotto Jackpot. The winning ticket was sold by Eileen Callaghan at Peter McLaughlin’s Bar.







Carndonagh 11





McGlynns Resturant Castlefin Division Two Team Play W L Drn Pt Kilcar 9 7 1 1 15 Killybegs 10 5 3 2 12 Bundoran 9 5 3 1 11 St Michaels 8 5 2 1 11 N Columba 9 4 4 1 9 Fanad Gaels 9 4 5 0 8 Glenfin 10 3 6 1 7 Sean MacCum 8 2 5 1 5 Termon 8 1 7 0 2

Marley Coach Hire Division Four Team Play W L Drn N Padraig 12 7 5 0 N Padraig 9 6 2 1 Red Hughs 9 6 3 0 Naomh Ultan 9 5 3 1 R Emmets 10 5 4 1 Moville 9 5 4 0 Na Rossa 9 4 4 1 Convoy 10 2 7 1 L’kenny Gaels 11 1 9 1

Pt 14 13 12 11 11 10 9 5 3

Centra Supermarkets Division Three Team Play W L Drn N Mhuire 10 8 1 1 Naomh Naille 13 7 4 1 Aodh Ruadh 10 7 3 0 Buncrana 11 6 3 2 Naomh Brid 11 7 4 0 Urris 13 6 7 0 N Colmcille 12 4 7 1 Downings 10 3 5 2 Burt 10 2 5 3 Milford 11 3 8 0

Marley Coach Hire Division 5 Team Play W L Glenfin 4 3 0 St Eunans 3 2 1 Sean MacCum 2 1 0 Pettigo 3 1 1 Naomh Conaill 3 1 1 Glenswilly 3 1 2 Ardara 2 1 1 N Columba 3 1 2 Malin 2 0 1 St Michaels 3 0 2

Pt 7 4 3 3 2 2 2 2 1 0

Pt 17 15 14 14 14 12 9 8 7 6

Drn 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0



BUNCRANA All Ireland Quarter Final Buncrana GAA Club wishes senior player Ryan Bradley and the Donegal team the very best of luck in the All Ireland Quarter Final against Kildare this weekend. IF YOU PLAN ATTENDING DONEGAL’S QUARTER FINAL PLEASE MAKE YOUR ORDER NOW, DON’T LEAVE IT ANY LATER. CONTACT CLUB SECRETARY, PAULINE GRANT ON 086 081 2429 OR BY EMAIL TO Senior Executive Board Meeting July’s meeting will take place on Wednesday evening at 8:15pm sharp at the clubhouse. Coiste na Condae Meeting There will be a meeting of Coiste na Condae in Jacksons Hotel, Ballybofey, on Monday, July 25th, commencing at 8.30pm Senior Football The senior footballers were away to St Naul’s on Saturday last and recorded an excellent victory on a scoreline of 1-10 to 11. Despite being short a number of regulars and and being unable to field county player Ryan Bradley this was by far and away the team’s best performance of the season. Played with great intensity, the Scarvey boys took charge right from the off and and took a lead they were were never to lose. The Mountcharles men did call on their county panelist Stephen Griffen but the hard working Buncrana defence marshalled by John Doherty soon got to grips with this threat. Up front the forward line were tearing the Naul’s defence to pieces with Oisin Doherty particularly hard to stop. At half time we deservedly led by three points with the pick of the scores a screamer under pressure from Ronan Doherty (X). St. Nauls opened the second half stronger but a short kickout was intercepted by Adrian Doherty and as he bore down on goal he was cynically fouled and Odhran Doherty dispatched the resulting penalty to the bottom corner. To their credit St. Nauls kept chipping away and the Buncrana boys soaked up a lot of pressure and with the forwards working tirelessly to assist we moved towards a tense and nervous finish. A trademark Adrian McColgan point sealed the deal for Buncrana and with with Noel O’Donnell in control of everything that the Mountcharles men threw at him we ran out two point winners to consolidate our position near the top of the table. The lads played with a real commitment and drive that ultimately was the difference between the two sides. A special word to Philip Harkin and the under the weather Calvin Jones who were excellent throughout. Otherwise it is very hard to single out any other individuals in a display of courage, effort and commitment we can be rightly proud of. Training continues in the Scarvey on Tuesdays and Thursdays with a 7.30 pm start. Under 21 Football The under 21’s will kick-off their football championship campaign with a home fixture against Fanad Gaels on Tuesday 26th July, 7.30pm at the Scarvey. The match was originally scheduled for Tuesday 19th July but was re-scheduled. There will be extra time if required. Buncrana GAA Fun Day in conjunction with Buncrana Music and Arts Festival Thank you to all who helped out with the now annual sports day in a sun-drenched Scarvey on Sunday last, thanks to all the mentors, parents and supporters who manned the stalls, thanks to all who helped in any way especially to David McConnell who co-ordinated this event. Buncrana Mayor Nicholas Crossan as usual did a fantastic job as MC but will be unavailable for team selection for a number of weeks due to a persistent hip problem and the Club wishes him all the best with this. Inishowen GAA - Jerome Quinn Media Promotional DVD As part of his schedule to visit all the GAA clubs in Inishowen, Jerome Quinn Media was in Buncrana last Thursday night to make a promotional DVD on behalf of Inishowen GAA. Jerome’s brief was to interview and film members of each club to promote the GAA in Inishowen. These interviews covered a brief history of each club, the number of teams involved with each club, facilities available, successes in football, hurling, ladies football and camogie as

well as cultural activities, coaching and personalities. You can see some previews of the dvd on www. BORD na nÓG Under 12 Football Our u12 footballers had a good day out in Carndonagh on Saturday last in the “Go Games” finals Day, fielding two teams, team 1 recorded several comfortable wins setting up a final against Carndonagh, losing narrowly in the end. The second side also performed well and were narrowly beaten in the semi final, by Burt. Hurling & Camogie Training for National School Children This week also saw extra hurling and camogie training sessions being kindly sponsored by Scoil Iosagain. Over 50 young hurlers took part. A special thanks to Kevin Hinphy, Yvonne Byrne, Donal MacLochlainn and all the coaches who made the three days very enjoyable for all children.. Under 12 Hurling The u12 hurlers will make the long trip to Ballyshannon on Thursday night with the bus leaving at 5.15 sharp, they will also travel to Dungiven on Saturday to take part in the annual Kevin Lynch memorial hurling festival, match details will be given on Thursday night. Our u10 hurlers hosted a poorly attended Donegal blitz on Sunday only neighbours Burt fielded, manger Tommy O Neill can be proud of his young charges with all playing well. Under 16 Hurling Congratulations to Daniel Wilson who has been selected as part of the Ulster u16 Hurling Squad to play an inter-provincial against Connaught on Wednesday afternoon. This is a fantastic honour for Daniel and his family, hopefully he will have a memorable day. The clubs u16 hurlers got their season back on track with a good away win against Carn on Thursday last, short a few regulars, the boys dominated from the start, the few attacks Carn had were easily dealt with by keeper Darren Fitzpatrick, he was well supported at full back by Donal og mac Lochlainn who gave a master class in striking the sliotar. Sam Doherty (Roe) and Darren Doherty (Roe) were the driving force in midfield, up front Michael Farrell had a good first-half as did the youthful Patrick Wilson enjoying the unusual roll for him, in the full forward berth. ‘Get-Fit’ Football Training for Women “Want to get fit and have a bit of craic as well? Join other women with the same objective every Monday night at 8pm at the Scarvey. We are playing gaelic football and it’s not competitive just FUN. No experience needed you only need to be over 18 years of age.” Lotto: The results of the club’s lotto draw which, took place on Tuesday 19th July in O’Flaherty’s Bar on the Main Street, are as follows. The winning numbers drawn for the €10,000 jackpot were 01-0611-19. There were no winners. The winning numbers for the €2,050 Lotto Plus draw were 01-05-13-15. There were also no winners. There were five €20 consolation prizes which went to the following participants: Donal Doherty, Oakfield Close; Della Kelly, Burnfoot; Angela Leonard, Bingo; Joseph McLaughlin, Ture, Muff; Brian McLaughlin, Linsfort. If you are clearing out your wardrobe, facilities are available at the Scarvey to recycle your old clothes. Call in anytime and leave them at the clothes bank. By doing so you will be helping out our club. Use of the Scarvey pitches for training or matches MUST be confirmed with Martin Mullan in advance (087 246 8108). Use of clubhouse MUST be confirmed with David McConnell in advance (087 939 2767). If you do have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email by 6pm on a Sunday for consideration. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on www.facebook. com/buncranagaa or

BURT The senior hurlers play St Eunans in the rescheduled championship match this Wednesday 27 July in Hibernian Park. This game was postponed last

week and it should go ahead at 7.30pm on Wednesday evening. The club extends its deepest condolences to the family of Willie Grant, Moness, on his sad passing last Wednesday. Congratulations to the U14 hurlers beat Carn in the Donegal B final on Sunday evening at Ture, Muff. The final score was Burt 1-13, Carn 0-3, with Burt leading 0-8 to 0-1 at half-time. Burt scorers: Kyle McGrath 1-6, Craig Brogan 0-3(2f), Steven McCafferty 0-3, Gavin Arbuckle 0-1. Burt team: Ciaran Bradley; Josh Arbuckle, Paul McGrath, Callum Porter; Caolan McDermott, Tom Doherty, Johnny McBride; Steven McCafferty, Steven Gallagher; Craig Brogan, Gavin Arbuckle, Cian Margey; Matthew McDermott, Kyle McGrath, Caine Crawford. Sean Harkin, JP Hegarty, Kieran Brady, Eanna McLaughlin, Dermott Quinn, Aiden McElheinney, Conor Carlin. Best for Burt were Tom Doherty, Steven Mc Cafferty, Craig Brogan, Gavin Arbuckle, Kyle Mc Grath, Kian Crawford. Caolan McDermott was also outstanding. The U14 footballers also recorded a good win last week. They beat Fanad Gaels 3-8 to 2-5 in the Div 1 Shield Final last Wednesday in Milford. This Wednesday they play St Eunans in the first round of the U14 championship in Letterkenny. Best of luck to the team. The U16 hurlers beat MacCumhaills 2-7 to 1-3 in the Donegal league last Thursday in Ballybofey. This Thursday they are away to Setanta. The U12 hurlers had no game last week after Dungloe failed to show. This week they have a bye. Johnny will be in contact about training. The Derry Go Games is on next Sunday. The U12 Blue and Gold football teams played their last games of the year on Saturday past at the Inishowen Go Games blitz in Carn. It was a long but great day out. The Blue team were beat in the semifinal in a tight encounter with Buncrana, whilst the Gold team were beat the final by Urris. Many thanks to Carn GAA for hosting and providing food and beverages to everyone. Paul, Johnny and Danny thank everyone for their efforts this year and to anyone who helped out with the teams. The U10 footballers and hurlers travelled to Buncrana on Saturday and Sunday respectively. Both teams did well and it’s great to see them develop at this young age. U13/14 football training is on Saturday mornings at Hibernian Park from 10.30 -12 noon. Please remember to bring your water bottle for hygiene reasons. Anyone that has lotto cards or who sells lottos for the club, please remember to hand them into your coach at training. The U8 Hurling and Football Academy is on Monday nights in Hibernian Park, Burt. Training starts from 6pm to 7.30pm. Any new players/members are welcome. Can parents please send lunch/drink with their child for the mid-session break. If anybody has any questions, please feel free to contact any of the coaches at anytime. The coaches and their numbers: Martin McGrath - 087 7431332; Rory Grant 087 7763668; Benny Harrigan - 086 8670070; Johnny Downey - 086 3066874. Finally, the club and team managers extend a warm invitation for any parents that would like to help out the coaches at these sessions in any way. All help no matter how big or small is greatly appreciated! U10 hurling training is on Monday nights from 6-7.30. U10 football training is on Saturday afternoons from 12-1.15pm. There is a Community Fun Day taking place on Sunday 31 July in Burt GAA Club grounds, 2pm 6pm. The Family Activity day and model aircraft display features the launch of Ireland’s largest model helicopter. Also featuring live music, traditional sporting activities for all the family, refreshments available throughout the day. Children under 12 free. CLG Beart is having a fundraising dance in aid of the club and Evans school of dancing. ‘Jigs n Rigs’ will be held in the Halfway House on Friday 26 August. Club members and a few well known names form the parish will be paired with professionals for the event You can follow updates and news on the fundraiser on face book: Tickets are now available to purchase. Please contact Enda McDermott or Rory Grant if you wish to buy tickets for the fundraiser.

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RED HUGHS Lotto & 100+ Club There were 5 winners of the Lotto draw last week. The winners were Damien Wilson, Mia Shiels, Bronagh & Jessica Kelly (Shared), Annie Callaghan (Killygordon) and Kate O’Brien. They receive €20 each. The numbers drawn were 1,5,6,2,4,7,3. Next weeks jackpot is €780. The Lotto sellers in the coming weeks are: 30th July - Paddy Kelly, 6th August - Barry Bradley, 13th August - Joe Carlin and 20th August - Eamonn Kelly. The winner of the 100+ Club draw last week was Frances Byrne and she receives €100. Your continued support for the 100+ Club and the Lotto are greatly appreciated. Seniors & Reserves The senior and reserve teams played Naomh Ultan on Saturday in the 1st round 1st leg of the championship. In what was a tough physical encounter the lads battled hard but just lost out by a goal. The lads will now need to win the 2nd leg to force this tie into a play off. Final score: Red Hughs 0-9 Naomh Ultan 1-9. Team: Kieran Kelly, Peadar McGlinchey, Thomas McMenamin, Gary Kelly, Martin Bonner, Kevin Melaugh (c), Karl Gallen, Eugene Browne, Damien Browne, Alan Mongan, Calvin Bradley, Gerard Gallagher, Colm Melaugh, Ricky Gallen, PJ Gallagher. Subs: Niall McMenamin, Kieran Callaghan. Training for the senior, reserve, minor and U21 teams continues on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7.30. Ladies Well done to the senior ladies on their impressive victory over Termon on Monday last. This was a great team performance. Final score: Red Hughs 1-11 Termon 2-2. Training continues at the pitch on Wednesday at 8.00 and Friday at 7.30pm. U21 Championship The U21 team are fixed to play Urris away this Tuesday evening the 26th in the 1st round of the county championship. Throw in at 7.30pm. Best of luck to the lads. Minor Board The U10 teams played Glenfin at home on Sunday morning and they performed well in their games. They are fixed to play Robert Emmets away next Saturday morning. Pride of place this week goes to both our U14 and U18 teams who brought silverware to the club in the past week. The U14 boys played St Michaels in the Northern league final on Wednesday last. In what was a great team display they ran out comfortable winners. Well done to all the players and management. Final score: Red Hughs 5-11 St. Michaels 4-6. Team: Jason Sweeney, Michael McColgan, Cathal Doherty, Conor Gallagher, Jason Dullaghan, Matthew McConnell, Dylan Irwin, Stephen McMenamin, Peter Sweeney, Justin McBride, Keelan McGill, Frankie Linton, Corey Gallagher, Odhran Doherty, Tomas Doherty, Ryan Wilson, Ryan Dullaghan, Cormac McMenamin. The U14 are now due to play in the 1st round of the championship this Wednesday evening. At this stage their opponents and venue have yet to be confirmed. The U18 team also played in the Northern league final on Sunday evening. It was an impressive performance from the lads and they really turned on the style in the 2nd half to end up very convincing winners. Final score Red Hughs 2-18 Glenfin 0-9. Team: Luke Kelly, Pauric McMenamin, Ronan Gallen, Fintan Muldoon, Thomas McMenamin, Shane Gallen, Shane Gallagher, Calvin Bradley (c), Gary Kelly, Denim Rowan, James McMenamin, Conor Gallen, Alan McConnell, Matthew Sweeney, Colm Melaugh, Michael Devine, Martin Byrne, Kyle McConnell, Matthew Carlin, Shane Callaghan. Well done to all the players and management. The U16 girls team played against Termon last Thursday evening and lost out narrowly. It was another encouraging performance from the girls. Training will continue this week at the usual time. Donegal v Kildare Ticket orders for the All Ireland QF against Kildare next weekend should be made to Patricia Kelly on (086) 1716171 as soon as possible. Club Meeting The next club meeting will take place on Tuesday the 2nd of August at 9.30pm in the clubhouse. All club members should attend.

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Donegal’s biggest VHI Cul Camp in the sunshine at Malin

following Donegal’s victory in the Ulster Championship, there was 2 very large summer camps in Malin and Moville and Jerome Quinn was also in the area doing a production for the Inishowen GAA Board

John Gibbons with The Anglo Celt Cup

One young fan holds the Anglo Celt Cup in Moville

The McCarron Family from Malin show their hurling skills watched by mother Grace and grandfather Patrick

Gerry Doherty, Declan Glackin, Bridie Canny and staff members pictured with The Anglo Celt Cup

Carndonagh Camogs show their skills to Jerome Quinn

Gerry Doherty, Declan Glackin and Bridie Canny pictured with members of Colaisti Inish Eoghain and The Anglo Celt Cup

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