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SINN Fein Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty TD will this afternoon seek to introduce a Bill to the Dáil that would dramatically cut payments and salaries to politicians, The Reduction in Pay and Allowances of Government and Oireachtas Members Bill 2011 seeks to impose pay cuts of up to 30% on senior office holders including the Taoiseach and Tánaiste. The Bill also seeks to abolish outright an additional nine types of payment including allowances for group leaders, whips and committee chairs. Speaking in advance of introducing the Bill Deputy Doherty told “There has been a dramatic decline in the disposable income of the vast majority of people in recent years. Unemployment is rising and wages are falling at a time of rising inflation and interest rates hikes. “Many families are now at breaking point. Against this backdrop the Government is proposing to reduce the pay of more than 300,000 of the state’s lowest paid workers through a so-called reform of the JLC system. “All the while elected politicians, Government members and Oireachtas office holders continue to receive salaries many times above the pay of the majority of workers. “In the current economic climate there is a need for those of us who are elected to public office to show leadership. If there are sacrifices to be borne then we should be in the front line of making those sacrifices.” The Donegal TD will try to introduce a Bill that would dramatically reduce the gross pay of TDs, Senator’s and all political office holders in the Oireachtas. The Reduction in Pay and Allowances of Government and Oireachtas Members Bill 2011 would cut the Taoiseach’s pay by 30%, the Tánaiste’s pay by 28%, Ministers’ pay by 27% and the Ceann Comhairle’s pay by 36%. In addition the Bill seeks to reduce pay to Ministers of State and other office holders on a scale ranging from 20% to 31% and to cut the basic salary of TDs and Senators by 19% and 9% respectively. Deputy Doherty went on: “The additional allowances paid to Government ministers and senior Oireachtas office holders are quite frankly outrageous. For example, many people will be shocked to learn that the Ceann Comhairle, in addition to his generous TDs salary, receives an additional €98,745 per year. “This is three times the average starting pay of a primary school teacher. When the Ceann Comhairle’s TD salary is included he earns six times the salary of a primary school teacher. “There are also a further nine types of payments detailed in the Bill including whips, group leaders and committee chairs. There is simply no justification for these payments to continue and the Bill proposes their abolition. “Some TDs from both government and opposition parties will argue that Government members and Oireachtas office holders pay has been cut in recent years. Some senior office holders were subject
to two cuts under the previous government and an additional voluntary cut from the current government. “However a TD continues to earn at least three times the average industrial wage while the Taoiseach, even after his 6.6% voluntary salary reduction in April of this year, earns 5.5% of the average. “Considering the exceptionally high starting point for Irish politicians pay when compared with our EU counterparts the cuts introduced to date are simply not enough. MORE DETAILS FROM THE BILL ARE BELOW: Reduction in Pay and Allowances of Government and Oireachtas Members Bill 2011 - Table of Salary Adjustments
Position Taoiseach Tainiste Minister Minister of State Ceann Comhairle Leas‐Cheann Comhairle Cathoirleach Leas‐Cathoirleach TD Senator All others
Current Pay 200,000 184,405 169,275 130,042 191, 417 139,266
Reduced Pay 139,872 132,354 123, 497 103,538 121, 532 95,772
% Reduction 30% 28% 27% 20% 36% 31%
137,038 117,101 92,672 65,621 3,000 – 19,000
94, 333 85, 616 75, 064 59, 978 0,000
31% 27% 19% 9% 100%
Note: The above figures include the basic TD salary & the addition payment for holding the listed office. Note: An electronic copy of the Bill is available on request. Note: The nine payments to office holders in the Seanad and Dáil which the Bill proposes to abolish are: Government whip, Assistant government whip, Opposition party’s whips, Opposition party assistant whips, Leader of the House, Deputy Leader of the House, Opposition leaders, Chairpersons of Oireachtas Committees and Commission members.
Stand up to the Department of Education THAT is the message that came from the meeting that was held in Scoil Treasa Naofa in Malin on Thursday Night. The Department of Education are carrying out a review into changes of the school transportation which will begin in September 2011. The cutbacks in the school transportation is unacceptable. Parents from around Inishowen who attended the packed out meeting were outraged and disappointed that the Department of Education are carrying out this review expecting families to come up with more money in this climate to bring their children to school for them to receive an education.
Sinn Fein Deputy Padraig Mac Lochlainn said that the cutbacks were “wrong” and urged the Schools around Inishowen to “Link up” with schools around the country to join together in having the cutbacks reversed. Fianna Fail Deputy Charlie McConalogue said it was unclear on how many schools will be affected throughout Ireland because of these cutbacks which “Had not been fully thought out” Parents that voice their thoughts at the meeting said that they are prepared to keep their children at home in objection to the 200 euro fee. One parent stated “Give every
board of management 800 euro and let them get the children to school. This would be a saving of 20 per cent and not 10 per cent. Cllrs Mickey Doherty, Martin Farren, Jack Murray, Bernard McGuiness, John Ryan and Rena Doherty were also attendance are supported the parents with their campaign and also disagreed with the cutbacks. It was agreed that two representatives from every national school in Inishowen would meet with the Ciaran Canning Junior Minister for Education and Skills with Responsibility for School Transport when he is in Donegal later this month.
Donegal school spells out its secret to success with €15,000 library win
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Dr McDaid hands back €12k to Dail A Letterkenny school has ‘spelt’ out its success after winning a national spelling competition and claiming €15,000 worth of books in the process. Illistrin National School was one of just 12 schools to be shortlisted form more than 500 around the country to take part in the Eason Spelling Bee competition with Ryan Tubridy. Primary schools from all over the country took part with all schools hopeful of winning the terrific prize. Illistrin NS took part in the provincial heat hosted on Monday last on 2FM and then went on to compete against Rockcorry Church of Ireland NS in Monaghan and Brownlee Primary School, Lisburn in the final. The pressure of answering the questions was put on sixth class pupil Patrick Dorrian who came through the challenge with flying colours. Patrick, a sixth class pupil at Scoil Naomh Fiachre, was supported by his proud parents Frank and Collette Dorrian, his sister Niamh and a busload of supporters. Also there was proud Principal of Illistrin NS, Tom Feeney and class teacher Kieran Gallagher. The original entry to the competition was made by teachers Ms Clarke and Ms O’Hanlon. A fifth class pupil, Liam Orr, won this section of the competition and allowed the school to qualify for the competition. A spokesperson at the school told Donegaldaily “It has been a wonderful experience for all of us. Not alone have we now got €15,000 worth of new books, but the pupils are also much better at spelling. “We’re all so proud of everyone that was involved in any way and it has been a great morale booster for the school,” he said.
MacLochlainn quizzes health minister on future of Letterkenny General Hospital SINN FEIN TD Padraig MacLochlainn was told in the Dáil yesterday that there is still no date for the completion of a new emergency department at Letterkenny General Hospital due to legal issues. The Donegal North East deputy quizzed junior health minister Róisín Shortall on the issue. She told the Dáil the delay was a result of the legal complexities of the receivership process surrounding a bust developer. “The HSE is doing its best to expediate matters,” she said. Work on the €22 million extension to the hospital, which includes a new emergency department and medical assessment unit, started in February 2009. It was almost complete when the McNamara construction company was put into receivership last November. Raising the issue in the Dáil, the Donegal
North East Sinn Féin TD Pádraig Mac Lochlainn said the project should have been completed by spring this year, “but we now understand from the management of Letterkenny General Hospital that it will not be completed until spring 2012”. He said it was time for the Government to intervene urgently to sort out the mess as staff at the hospital were at breaking point dealing with patients on trolleys, and the problem was spilling over into the hospital’s coffee dock. Ms Shortall said the contract contained an insurance bond and the HSE and its legal advisers were working with the insurer or bondsman to ensure the completion of the development. “In accordance with the terms of the bond, the insurer is entitled to nominate a contractor who will complete the project to the satisfaction of the HSE,” she said. The executive was waiting for the insurer to do this, she added.
DR JIM McDaid has paid €12,200 of his salary back to the state because of his poor attendance at Leinster House when he was a TD. Mr McDaid had the worst voting record in the Dail in 2009 and he failed last year to register the required 100 attendance days to claim his full Oireachtas expenses. Before he quit as a TD, he had only attended Leinster House 36 times but was automatically paid travel and accommodation expenses for 80 days. Dr McDaid has given back this overpayment. New rules have since come into force in the
Dail - TDs must attend for 12o days in order to claim full expenses. despite getting paid travel and accommodation expenses for 80 days. Dr McDaid told a Sunday newspaper that he knew he hadn’t attended enough. He said the travel expenses system was biased against TDs who lived a long way from the capital. “I’m not complaining about my own case but they should look at the fairness of a system where a Dublin TD only has to attend as much as someone in a peripheral county,” he said.
Cheer up!: warm spell on way for donegal – summer will be better, says forecaster A TOP weather forecaster is predicting a better than average summer for Donegal - with the first of a number of warm spells arriving this weekend and temperatures of up to 23C. Peter O’Donnell of Irish Weather Online (www.irishweatheronline) told us that things will get better. Said Peter: “I am continuing to think that the summer may average slightly above normal in temperatures despite this recent cold week, and there are currently indications of a warm spell starting around 24 June. “The idea of a “heat wave summer” may be a bit optimistic but then it was made for southeast England rather than any part of Ireland, and noting that you are in Donegal, I would say expect either average or slightly better than average summer weather, with a tendency to less rainfall as we move through the season.” For the next few days he is forecasting sunshine and showers for the rest of the week with a noticeable change however starting on Saturday. He says there may be some morning showers, misty or foggy in places, but turning warmer, some hazy sunshine developing, highs 19-23 C. Sunday will have sunny intervals with highs 19-23 C. He added: “It will be onsiderably warmer next week too, but with some vigorous frontal passages and showers or thunderstorms with these, followed by slightly cooler air masses lasting a day or two before more warming occurs. “In general, expect the period 25 June to 10 July to be 1-3 degrees above normal in temperature.”
Donegal students prove coffinmaking is no ‘dead end’ job Pupils from Ireland’s first ever coffin-making course have just graduated with flying colours. Some might think they have ‘dead end’ prospects but the pupils from the Donegal Local development-run scheme are upbeat about getting a job. The twelve pupils have just completed the course today and at least two of them will now start making coffins full-time. The course, which was run in the town hall in Ramelton for the past six months, was arranged by the Green Graveyard Company. Course tutor Brendan Farren from Greencastle said he has been amazed at how dedicated the pupils have been. “We started with 13 pupils and only one person dropped out. But the rest turned up in rain, hail and snow. “These people all have one thing in common – they want to learn a new skill and get a job out of it in the end,” he said. The willow used in the coffins is taken from Tipperary while pupils were also encouraged to grow their own patch of willow to use. Owner of the Green Graveyard Company, Colin McAteer, said green coffins offer huge potential. At present just half a percent of the 50,000 funerals in Ireland each year use green coffins. But Colin said an increase and awareness of green coffins will offer huge job opportunities. “The potential is huge. People are becoming more environmentally aware and these coffins are all Irish-made. “They are made to a very high standard and are cheaper than the normal coffin. The demand is getting greater all the time,” he said. Colin first came across the idea for a green coffin more
than a decade ago when a young woman he knew, who later died from leukemia, wanted to be buried in a cardboard coffin. “We searched everywhere but just couldn’t get what she was looking for. That always remained with me and then I heard about the idea of making natural coffins using willow. “The business is still getting off the ground but the fact that we now have 12 people to make them is a real bonus,” he said. Colin, who is also an undertaker, said that there was a particular demand for children’s willow coffins. “I think the most heartbreaking thing for some people is to see a tiny white, wooden coffin. The willow reminds people of a ‘Moses basket’ and I think that’s comforting for them in some way,” he said. Pupil Bernie Grier, from Ramelton, said she never in her wildest dreams thought she would be making coffins. “It has been a great experience and hopefully there will be a job in it one day. Everyone on the course has been so supportive. “I’ll definitely be ordering a willow coffin one day but hopefully that won’t be for a very long time to come,” she said. Local Sinn Fein TD, Padraig MacLochlainn, who called in to see the coffin-makers on their last day, said it was cottage industries like this which will create jobs. “These are the kinds of businesses we should be supporting because there is obvious growth. “The people here have put their hearts and souls into learning and new skill and that really lifts the spirit during these tough times,” he said. For further information on green coffins see www.greencoffinsireland.com.
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Spitfire ditched in Inishowen holds secret to great WWII saga A Spitfire fighter plane, which is being excavated form a bog in Inishowen, holds the secret to one of the Second World War’s most famous stories. The plane belonged to an American who was later held by the Irish Government for two years after he bailed out of the plane. The crash-landing provoked a huge diplomatic row between Britain and neutral Ireland at a crucial time in the conflict. It is believed the pilot was Roland Wolf, known as Bud, but officially he is not being named until later this year. Before the US joined the war late in 1941, the brave pilot with film-star looks came to Britain and was recruited to fly Spitfires in Northern Ireland. He was based at RAF Eglington, Co Derry. However a coolant leak got him into trouble over the border in November 1941 but he parachuted out before his plane plunged into a peat bog in the Inishowen peninsula. After being captured by soldiers with the Irish Defence Force, he was taken to the Curragh detention camp, where he rubbed shoulders with Nazi agents and IRA sympathisers. After 12 days he escaped and made his way back to his RAF base but the Irish government pressed Prime Minister Winston Churchill for his return and the pilot from Nebraska spent another two years at the Curragh. While there he rode with the local hunt and earned the nickname Bud by wearing a cowboy outfit. After his release, he went straight back to the RAF and was credited with four direct kills. Bud later joined the US Army Air Force and flew 887 fighter missions in Korea and Vietnam, achieving the rank of Colonel. He died in 1994. Part of his Spitfire fuselage has already been unearthed. It was one of 20 funded by Canadian millionaire Willard Garfield Weston during the Battle of Britain. Harry McDermot, 75, was just five when he saw the plane plunge to the ground. He said: “I thought I saw a man dangling from an umbrella in the sky. I had no idea what a parachute was. The defence force found him pretty quickly and took him off.” As excavations continue at the remote site, it is expected they will be filmed for a BBC series on war relics presented by The One Show’s history expert Dan Snow.
A Spitfire fighter plane, which is being excavated form a bog in Inishowen, holds the secret to one of the Second World War’s most famous stories. The plane belonged to an American who was later held by the Irish Government for two years after he bailed out of the plane. The crash-landing provoked a huge diplomatic row between Britain and neutral Ireland at a crucial time in the conflict. It is believed the pilot was Roland Wolf, known as Bud, but officially he is not being named until later this year. Before the US joined the war late in 1941, the brave pilot with film-star looks came to Britain and was recruited to fly Spitfires in Northern Ireland. He was based at RAF Eglington, Co Derry. However a coolant leak got him into trouble over the border in November 1941 but he parachuted out before his plane plunged into a peat bog in the Inishowen peninsula. After being captured by soldiers with the Irish Defence Force, he was taken to the Curragh detention camp, where he rubbed shoulders with Nazi agents and IRA sympathisers. After 12 days he escaped and made his way back to his RAF base but the Irish government pressed Prime Minister Winston Churchill for his return and the pilot from Nebraska spent another two years at the Curragh. While there he rode with the local hunt and earned the nickname Bud by wearing a cowboy outfit. After his release, he went straight back to the RAF and was credited with four direct kills. Bud later joined the US Army Air Force and flew 887 fighter missions in Korea and Vietnam, achieving the rank of Colonel. He died in 1994. Part of his Spitfire fuselage has already been unearthed. It was one of 20 funded by Canadian millionaire Willard Garfield Weston during the Battle of Britain. Harry McDermot, 75, was just five when he saw the plane plunge to the ground. He said: “I thought I saw a man dangling from an umbrella in the sky. I had no idea what a parachute was. The defence force found him pretty quickly and took him off.” As excavations continue at the remote site, it is expected they will be filmed for a BBC series on war relics presented by The One Show’s history expert Dan Snow.
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Former President Robinson speaks of her love of Donegal FORMER President of Ireland Mary Robinson has spoken of her love of Donegal and how she always feels welcomes here. Mrs Robinson’s grandparents were from Carndonagh and she revealed how she spent many happy summers in Inishowen. Writing in the latest edition of Donegal County Council’s e-zine magazine, Mrs Robinson said she may have been born and raised a Burke form Mayo but she is also an O’Donnell form Carn! “I treasure the wonderful weeks we spent as a family in Donegal every summer – when my mother, four brothers and myself decamped en masse to my grandparents’ home and my father commuted on the weekends. And the sun always shone on all those summer days! “Even in my younger days I was aware that there was a sense of isolation in Donegal – an isolation that was very welcome for holidaymakers but very difficult for the people for whom Donegal is home, and the
isolation was particularly keen in terms of transport and economy,” she said. However she added it was these difficulties which made Donegal such a rich county. “But I believe these difficulties have led to Donegal and its peo-
ple, in whatever part of the world they are living, benefitting from a richness of the language, music, literature and indeed all cultural manifestations runs deep and benefits all on the island of Ireland. “It has been interesting to see the contributions to our culture – for example by the work of the painters of Tory Island – where the influence of isolation is so clear but in a very positive sense,” she said. She said that over the years “my Donegal” has extended to include such different aspects as the Glenveagh National Park, the fishing community in Killybegs, the Iron Age fortress Grianan an Aileach, the contemporary architectural gem of Liam McCormick’s Burt Church, the Rosses, Dunlewy overlooked by the Errigal Mountains. “But I will summarise by saying that Donegal, Dun na nGall or the Fort of the Foreigner is a place where I never feel like a foreigner and where everyone is made to feel at home,” she said.
World’s 3rd best Dylan Cover act to perform at Moville’s DylanFest LAST year Dylan Radio ran a competition, that took several months, to find out the world’s best Dylan Cover act. There were over 100 allowed to compete. Listeners voted and them a panel of experts picked the winners taking into account the votes They brought it down to a final 50 and then to 32, 16, 8, 4 and 2. Jacques Mees from Holland, who runs Holland’s DylanFest, got knocked out in the semi finals and then won the ‘play off’ for 3rd place. He might even be 2nd best in the world as he
lost out to the eventual winner. Even Al Diesan, star of DylanFest 2010, didn’t get that far. So what does Jacques think of his achievement? “Just luck I think, I don’t like competition in Music”. As Arnold Palmer once said “The more I practice the luckier I get”. This camaraderie is very true of Dylan musicians. They appreciate each other rather than wish to put one over on each other. It was the same in the sixties when The Beatles, Dylan and The Rolling Stones were supposed to be rivals but were all actually friends who
appreciated each other’s music and influenced each other. Indeed Jacques, Al & Pino and the Slow Train Band all hope to catch each other’s performances and maybe get an opportunity to join in with them. It’s looking to be a cracking DylanFest on the Lough this year. Ii will take place from June 30th to July 3rd in the pubs of Moville and outside in the Malin Road and in Bath Green overlooking Lough Foyle. For further info see www.CraicOn. com/moville
Stunning weekend ahead for cello enthusiasts DONEGAL CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY in association with the Donegal VEC Music Education Partnership presents.....3rd CELLO MEETING Ireland CELLO & CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERTS. The Donegal Chamber Music Society in association with the Donegal VEC Music Education Partnership presents the 3rd ‘CELLO MEETING IRELAND’ from Thur. 23 – Sun. 26 June 2011, under the Artistic Direction of Romanian/Irish renowned cellist Mihai Dancila from Quartetto Stradivari and Quartetto Beethoven di Roma among others. This cello weekend has now become an annual event that takes place between Donegal and the City of Derry. Acclaimed performer and teacher Mihai Dancila returns to share his cello skills and vast experience with young musicians from throughout the country. Based at the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny, participants will have a unique opportunity to avail of individual master classes and to attend and perform in a variety of chamber music events happening over the weekend. Members of the public will also have an opportunity to hear some wonderful ensemble and solo cello playing as a series of concerts are planned to compliment the master classes - Two free lunchtime concerts on Friday 24th (Magee campus, Derry) and Saturday 25th (Regional Cultural Centre, Let-
terkenny), with the weekend coming to a fantastic musical close, in a concert led by Mihai Dancila (soloist/director) alongside the Donegal Chamber Orchestra and those who have taken part in the weekend masterclasses. It promises to be a special evening of music for those young musicians who will share the stage with Mihai Dancila on his annual visit to county Donegal. CELLO & CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERTS Fri. 24 June, 1pm, Foyle Arts Building, Magee campus, Derry, featuring the Junior Cellists & Cello Ensemble. Music by Squire, Webster & others Sat. 25 June, 1pm, Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, featuring the Junior Cellists & Cello Ensemble with music by Bach, Marcello & others Sun 26 June, 8pm. Conwal Church, Letterkenny, Featuring Mihai Dancila, Soloist/Director, Donegal Chamber Orchestra & participants of Cello Meeting Ireland with music by Elgar, Vivaldi & others. Adm. €10 / €5. CELLO MEETING IRELAND is supported by Donegal County Council and the Regional Culture Centre, Letterkenny, with the collaboration of the University of Ulster and the European String Teachers Association. For further information, contact the Donegal Music Education Partnership on 074 9176 293 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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Healthy Summer Salad Dressing This salad keeps for weeks in the fridge and handy to have for BBQ salads and also doubles up as a marinade perfect for chicken prior to BBQ. Ingredients 180ml Donegal Rapeseed Oil 30ml Vinegar 1 Table Spoon Wholegrain Mustard 1 Table Spoon Wholegrain Mustard _ Juice of Lime Fresh Ground Black Pepper Method Whisk mustard and honey then add vinegar followed by oil, black pepper and lime juice. Keep in an air tight container in fridge. Brianâ€™s Tips For more bitter dressing increase vinegar or for a sweeter dressing add more Honey. Dressing can be brushed over chicken pieces and left to marinate prior to BBQ.
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Weight Watchers Wedding Countdown The good news is that with a wedding coming up you’re likely to be more focused to reach goal weight and with the help of the new Weight Watchers Switch programme, it is possible for you to slim down considerably in time for the big day. So drawing on the Weight Watchers plan, we have compiled a three-month guide to help you do just that. Before you start, remember that starvation is not the answer. You want to be a healthy weight for your frame, so be realistic; the best way to lose weight is slowly and steadily. Fat is what you want to shed and that happens, on average, at a rate of one to two pounds a week. Although we all lose weight at different rates, in three months it is possible to shift almost two stone, which could have a huge impact on your figure and sense of well-being. So with patience and determination the ‘something new’ on your wedding day could be how you look and feel within yourself. • Start with a vision of what you want to achieve - losing weight is 99% in the mind and 1% in the body; Sell yourself this vision, and make it a dream worth all the effort you’re about to invest. The more alluring the picture, the more motivated you’ll be to make it a reality. • Start making changes in your eating - cut down on fats and sugars and go for low-fat alternatives where possible. Allow small treats in moderation and always
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count them into your Points quota • Whether you are following the Points plan or the Core plan, it is recommended that you have at least five portions of fresh fruit and vegetables per day. With a little inventive seasoning veggies can be really tasty and you’ll be amazed at how quickly you’ll grow to enjoy them. You’ll also be amazed at the positive effect on your skin, nails and hair, all of which will contribute to making you a truly glowing bride or groom. • Drinking plenty of water will do wonders for your general health, flushing toxins from the body and promoting a sense of well-being. It’s also calorie-free and a natural appetite suppressant. • Losing weight is about eating less and moving more, so start looking at ways to get more active. There’s no need to fork out cash for a gym, the evenings are brighter - so get walking. A daily 30 minutes brisk walk will earn you additional Weight Watchers Activity Points and will help to tone you up as the weight comes off. • Always keep that vision of your sexy, svelte self in your head. Look at your wedding dress before you leave the house so your goal is fresh in your mind. • This is a wonderful time to meet up with friends, so focus on being the centre of attention and enjoy socialising rather than getting caught up in a battle with food. • Be aware that these last four weeks are bound to be emotional so keep other stresses in your life to a minimum. This is when you could potentially fall into the comfort-food trap so be extra careful about what and why you eat - don’t use food to self-medicate. • Instead of soothing yourself with food,
look at other ways to indulge and relax. Go for a massage, a round of golf, enjoy a long hot bath - eating good food is not the only joy life has to offer, there are plenty of other ways to treat yourself. • Don’t wait until all the weight is gone before you buy yourself some new clothes. Even if it’s just a couple of cheap t-shirts, the feel-good factor of fitting into a smaller size will help to keep your motivation high. • When your wedding day arrives, relax and enjoy it. If you have successfully managed to adopt a healthier lifestyle that wedding dress is a perfect fit . Of course it’s fantastic to feel slim and gorgeous for your wedding, but you can decide to look beyond that and enjoy the benefits of the changes you’ve made for the rest of your life.
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ORCHID b e a u t y Orchid Beauty has been taken over in March of this year by Catriona Mc Laughlin of Ballyliffen previously owned by Serenity Hair Design. Catriona trained in the Galligan College of Beauty with I.T.E.C and C.IB.T.E.C qualifications in 1993. She has gained valuable experience over the years managing various salons in Galway and Letterkenny and is delighted that her dream has come true to own her own salon. Catriona has trained in Holistic Therapies as well as Beauty and hopes to bring more Holistic Therapies to Orchid Beauty & Holistic Therapy in the Future. At Orchid Beauty and Holistic Centre We want you to re-connect with your mind and re-energise you body and refresh your spirit. Whether our looking for a deeply relaxing massage to melt your stresses, an invigorating Dermalogica Facial to leave your skin perfectly nourished or some essential plucking or preening, Orchid Beauty and Holistic Therapy is the only place to be.
Re-connect with your mind, re-energise your body and refresh your spirit and body as you relax in the minimalist chic and relaxing surroundings of Orchid. At Orchid Beauty we offer Dermalogica, Depleive Waxing Systems, Vita Librata Tan, and White to Brown Tan, Shellac Nails and Mac Make Up as well as other treatments and holistic therapies. We also offer semi permanent eyelashes by Simply Lashious Formally known as Hollywood Lashes by appointment only. DERMALOGICA NEWEST FACIAL JUST LAUNCHED Sensitivity comes in many forms. The Solution comes in one “The New UltraCalming Range from Dermalogica is now available at Orchid Beauty using breakthrough ingredients, technology to dramatically reduce redness and improve skins health. Experience a professional Ultra Calming Treatment with Free Face Mapping skin analysis and see the results for yourself. Available now at Orchid Beauty.
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At Orchid Holistic Therapy , we offer a range of Holistic Treatments that give you the space to relax mentally and physically, when you are truly relaxed, Life becomes more clearer, stresses lose their impact and your zest for life returns, a feeling of wellbeing is enjoyed and vital energy is increased. Treatments offered are •Reflexology •I.E.T Integrated Energy •Therapy Healing with the energy of the Angels •REIKI •INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE •HOPI EAR CANDLE We also offer The Karma Detx Sea Mud Pack Treatment And Demaogica Exfoliating Scrub Treatment
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of the best... Bedroom decorating - the essential guide
Choose the right fabric, be inspired by new designs and find the perfect storage solution
Vintage dressing table
A painted iron four-poster bed is a killer ingredient for a vintage-look bedroom design. The rest of this scheme is simple, save for the pretty bedlinen in various shades of lilac with a splash of blue from the throw.
This scheme is all about the mix of textures and materials, from the silk bedlinen and mirrored bedside table to the glass bedside lamp and oversized decorative vases. By sticking to grey / blue / lilac shades, the many finishes come together harmoniously.
This vintage Louis XV-style dressing table works well with painted wood furniture and pretty textiles, such as the shaggy throw on the nearby bed. Wall sconces containing candles flank either side of the table, and a single drawer provides space for vanity accessories.
Bedroom storage is essential for a clutterfree room. ‘Fitted wardrobes will keep storage hidden from view, but add a beautiful armoire or chest of drawers for individuality,’ advises Kit Kemp.‘And if you have the space, a separate dressing room is a real luxury that will bring wow factor to any home.’
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•Multifunctional furniture maximises space. Consider under-bed storage, an end-of-bed ottoman or a window seat with lift-up lid. • Will you be able to open wardrobe doors without bumping into other furniture? ‘Sliding doors may be the best option,’ says Elaine Palmer, from bespoke wardrobe specialists Hanging Space.
• Use awkward spaces to stash items that you use infrequently. If space is really tight, consider other storage areas around the house for out-of-season clothes and other non-essentials. • Internal wardrobe drawers are less flexible than shelves - use shoe racks and baskets to keep things in order.
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Gold and wood bedroom A bold mixture of gold and wood adds richness to this room while glass vintage accessories - a pretty jar, a decorative candlestick - provide the details.
Antique bedroom wardrobe Traditional bedrooms are the place for beautiful freestanding wardrobes. This antique Asian design is finished in black lacquer, which looks fantastic against the lilac walls.
Traditional-four poster bed This king-size traditional four-poster bed might be the focus of this bedroom, but itâ€™s the patterned floral fabrics that help to complete the look. A rich mixture of colours from taupe to deep blue helps to give this bedroom its luxurious edge.
Formal master bedroom
Bed with gilded canopy
Pleasing clashes define this detailed look. The striped fabric upholstered sleigh bed is topped with gold pillows and cushions, while behind it, a striking traditional curtain hangs from a wall-mounted canopy. An additional seat at the end of the bed adds another fabric to the mix, in bright pinky red.
The luxury of having a miniature bureau by the bed! This French-look bedroom also puts graphic lilac stripes in the same frame as chintzy floral curtains with nothing but panache.
A traditional wooden sleigh bed topped with pretty floral quilts makes for a quintessentially country bedroom that oozes cosiness. A subtle green shade on the walls creates a simple background tone for this design.
This ultra-feminine look is defined by the bed with its gilded canopy and pretty white antique bedlinen. Completing the look are wall sconces with candles, a skirted side table plus glass jars, perfume bottles and candlesticks.
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How to Remove a Trojan Virus
Do you have a photographic buddy?
A Trojan virus is faulty computer program that can infect remote computers by changing the desktop or deleting important files. Generally called a Trojan Horse, it appears as a legitimate file or software from a trusted source, therefore tricking users into opening it or downloading it. Take action and protect your personal computer files by learning to delete this Trojan virus. Instructions 1 Reboot your computer if you have a Mac. Do this by holding down the “Shift” key while the computer restarts itself. 2 Launch an antivirus program that you should have installed on your computer, such as Symantec’s Norton or McAfee. Wait for the program’s window to appear, then go to “Disk View.” Highlight your computer, then select “Scan/Repair” so that the antivirus can detect the Trojan and trash it.
I’VE got a friend who comes out with me from time to time when I go out with my digital camera to do photography. While I do like going out alone also – travelling with him adds a new dimension to my photography for a number of reasons: Gear Sharing – like me, my photography buddy uses a Canon DSLR. This means we can swap lenses and flashes throughout our shoots. I always borrow his 10-22mm lens and he’s always after my 70-200mm one.
3 Exit the antivirus program on your Mac. Restart your computer again to ensure that the Trojan has been deleted. Empty the trash can on your computer once it is back up and running. 4 Disable the System Restore feature if you’re a Windows user. Go to “Start” at the bottom of your screen, then rightclick the “My Computer” icon to go to “Properties.” Check “Turn off System Restore” under the System Restore tab in the “Properties” window, then select “Apply.” Confirm that you want to disable System Restore by clicking “Yes” and “OK.” 5 Update your virus definitions in your antivirus program. Open the program, or go to the website, to download the latest definitions so that you can receive the most recent alerts and keep your computer protected. 6 Scan your files to detect the Trojan file. Follow the instructions in your antivirus program to delete any suspicious files. You may want to write down the path and file name of the Trojan, which is usually found in the “C:\” hard drive. Then, edit your computer’s backup registry by choosing “Start,” then “Run.” Type “regedit” in the window that appears and click “OK.” 7 Search for the registry entry from which the Trojan derived, which may begin with “HKEY” followed by the file path. Delete the registry entry to ensure that the Trojan is removed. Exit the registry entry, and restart your computer so that the changes can take effect. Tips & Warnings After you’ve removed the Trojan and restarted your computer, remember to turn the System Restore function back on. Follow Step 4, then uncheck “Turn off System Restore,” then “Apply.” Confirm that you want to turn on the feature, then hit “OK.”
Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon
•••••••••• 10/10 Friday 24th June 2011 Directed by: Stephen C. Mitchell Produced by: Casey McGrath Starring: Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Nathan Followill, Matthew Followill Genres: Music Runtime: 1 hour 27 minutes Movie Synopsis: A behind-the-scenes look at the rise of the American rock band, Kings of Leon.
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Movie Synopsis: Kaneda is a bike gang leader whose close friend Tetsuo gets involved in a government secret project known as Akira.
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Company – I’m an introvert and enjoy my ‘alone time’ – especially when doing photography. However the social interaction around a shared passion is a great thing and adds an element of fun to my photography. Learning to See things differently – I’m constantly amazed by the way in which the two of us see things differently. My buddy and I have different styles and different ways of seeing the things around us. Working side by side each other I like to think that we rub off on each other and I’m sure that some of the shots I take are inspired by him. Learning new techniques – not only do we see things differently – we approach our photography differently also. My friend is very technical in his approach and I’m much more intuitive. He teaches me ALOT (and I hope I occasionally give him a helpful tip or two). Extra Pair of Hands - sometimes it’s handy to have an extra pair of hands when you’re out doing your thing. Whether it be someone to hold a reflector or off camera flash or someone to hold back a branch of a tree while you get your shot – having a buddy with you can be very handy. Double the Shots – when doing a job it’s very handy to have a buddy to work with as it doubles the shots that you take and means you can cover the same event from different angles. We did a wedding together once that illustrated this perfectly. We shot from opposite sides of the church and reception and used different lenses and the shots that we took complimented each other really well.
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HEALTH National Bike Week, Carndonagh
Peter Doherty The Gym NCEHS, OCN, BA Hons. NESTA Health
STRESS is the main enemy of a quality life. It undermines everything, if allowed, that we aim to achieve and can completely transform our personality to its detriment. Therefore it is crucial that we take steps to combat it. Stress may come from many sources; family life, work, relationships among others, and can cause our health to deteriorate rapidly.
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The first signs of stress can be very subtle and can take a hold before we have time to counteract it if we are not aware of its presence. It is the most common underlying cause for the rapid onset of diseases and disables the immunity system making it unable to fight off infections. Some of us are so accustomed to living under stress that we are unaware that we actually suffer from it. It only becomes apparent when we release it that we become aware of the burden that it was. It affects our self esteem and causes us to feel unworthy, a further cause for disease and a common path to becoming overweight. So, that’s the bad news, what’s the good? Very rarely am I asked in my professional capacity as a fitness instructor to help alleviate stress, which is a pity as exercise is the perfect tonic for that horrible affliction. When we exercise it causes a hormonal release in the body causing it to supply the system with endorphins, adrenaline and testosterone or estrogen, depending on our gender. Endorphins are the ‘happy’ hormones, adrenaline is an energy release and the others help cause a balance in the system. All of this from just having a wee run!!
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These hormones explain the gentle euphoric sensation that we experience when we are finished being active. They will be released regardless whether it is gardening or a marathon to a greater or lesser extent, as they are in effect a ‘reward’ for you for all your good work. In the longer term these hormonal releases help create a chemical balance and this is what is required for us to think clearly, and thereby defeating stress. Stress is largely caused by our inability to see things clearly, and exercise enables us to give some clarity to that vision. On a different level exercise works as ‘me’ time enabling us to have a think about situations outside of the confines of the situation itself. While all the hormones are happily racing through our bodies we are undertaking something that we must do by ourselves and are undisturbed by anybody or anything. So now we have time to think. It is very common for clients to come to the gym burdened by a problem, only to leave with the solution. So if you have not found a legitimate reason for exercising in my previous ramblings in this column, surely the opportunity to beat stress must be the one. Email your views to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter Doherty (NCEHS, OCN, BA Hons. NESTA) is a qualified Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer, Zumba Instructor, Conditioning Coach, Yoga instructor and is the manager of The Gym, Mart Road, Carndonagh. You can ring him on (086) 8095906 or log onto www.thecarndonaghgym.com for more information on classes and prices.
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All things bright and beautiful Rub the winter sleep from your eyes and prepare to be dazzled by the new year’s startling array of colour.
THE SS 2011 shows were some of the most glaringly bright and fun we’ve seen for a few years, and for that we thank the designers. It’s easy to love clothes that offer escapism, which is why even the most straightlaced person will struggle to resist the tropical floral prints, seventies dresses, bold blocks of colour and dazzling whites that are scattered across the rails of both the high street and the designer boutiques. The seventies are back and with them comes long dresses. Maxi dresses are still very much a must (hurrah!), preferably with a thigh-slit skirt for total authenticity, and colours that are so bold you’d almost expect them to go out without you. River Island has got the look nailed with its many items in block colours that can be combined to clash or paired with toned down pieces for day wear. Bon Prix also has some fab trousers in acid shades. Florals are a strong trend this season, veering from pretty prints, as seen at M&S and New Look, to more brash tropical prints, such as the funky blouse from M&Co and the turquoise maxi dress from Monsoon. Other hot looks include white, whether it is floaty layers or stark minimalism: George at ASDA has a lovely chiffon top, and widelegged cream or white trousers are available at most high street stores, and are surprisingly flattering. Those who prefer a more feminine style will love the pleated ballet skirt and body suit look: Littlewoods has a gorgeous powder blue skirt although our absolute favourite is the pale gold ballet skirt from Fever.
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Jewellery specialists R. McCullagh Jewellers is one of the oldest established businesses in Letterkenny. The original firm was started in 1869, and after five generations, has progressed to become the leading jewellery stores in Donegal. All staff undergo jewellery training certified by the RJI (Retail Jewellers of Ireland) and the NAG (National Association of Goldsmiths). With the introduction of our new workshops to design and craft our own jewellery on the premises, R.McCullagh can now offer a comprehensive service with handmade engagement and wedding rings a speciality. There is now the option to select your individual stone from our range of loose diamonds, and have them mounted in a setting of your own choice. Our design consultant is available in-store by appointment. Our jewellery lines include Thomas Sabo, Newbridge Silverware, Pandora, History of Ireland, Seoidin, The Real Effect and fashion ranges from Coeur de Lion and Isabella. R.McCullagh Jewellers have been Donegalâ€™s time keepers since 1869, and are the local suppliers for quality watches such as Raymond Weil, Seiko, Rotary, D+G,and Fossil with a wide range of other brands to suit prices and taste. Call in store to see our full range. After five generations in business, we pride ourselves on our tradition of quality and friendly service whilst offering the latest in watch and jewellery designs.
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Down 1. Sounds like clean cut grass, not wet (7) 2. Serve a jumble of poetry (5) 3. Short umpire employed and turned down (7) 5. Some foolish rugged gesture (5) 6. Used with snakes for a game (7) 7. Replace an apple core in public places with a meal starter that makes the grade (5) 8. Supports rays (5) 14. Final stage could lead to checkmate (7) 16. Confused his glen with a language (7) 17. Communicate to catch employment (7) 18. A facet of speaking (5) 19. Find cafe astir, so wine and dine (5) 20. Dance, slim body essential (5) 22. Sounds like clemency in France, thanks (5)
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Zainab tries to fix her broken family
Becky makes a big announcement at the pub
Rhona leaves the village for time away
Airs on Thursday, June 24 2011
Airs on Thursday, June 23 2011
Paddy brings Rhona a cup of tea in bed and isn’t happy to find a fully clothed Marlon sleeping with his arm over Rhona. Sensing the tension, Marlon makes an excuse to leave. Paddy refuses Rhona’s offer of breakfast, annoyed that she’s giving him a hard time about wanting to spend time with Aaron. Soon afterwards, Chas confronts Rhona in the café, telling her to get over herself and pointing out that Paddy’s only trying to keep everyone happy. Later, Marlon’s worried that Rhona’s going to do something rash when she tells him that things have to change. He then urges Paddy to set things right with Rhona after she tells them that she’s going to her mother’s for a while. Rhona packs up her car and gives Paddy a goodbye kiss on the cheek, avoiding his question about how long she’s going to be away. Meanwhile, dissatisfied with Hazel’s choice of photo of Jackson for the funeral, Aaron tells her that he’ll find a better one. As he goes through photos with Adam, he pretends that he hasn’t thought about having to go to the police station tomorrow. Aaron shows Hazel his chosen photo, hiding his fear about tomorrow. Elsewhere, Mia’s stunned when Adam breaks up with her, and Chas chooses to spend time with Aaron rather than Nikhil.
Zainab wakes up from a sleeping pill-induced sleep and starts worrying about the night before. She’s startled when she realises that Yusef slept in her house last night and makes it clear to him that they can’t be friends. At the same time, Kim has been gossiping at the B&B over the alleged affair between Yusef and Zainab, prompting Denise to head out looking for answers. When Denise spots Yusef leaving Zainab’s house, she’s shocked and confronts him. The pair then have an argument at the café and Denise finally realises that Yusef was never that serious about their relationship. Later, Zainab tries to make things right with Masood and invites him to come back home for a family meal, but he doesn’t give her an answer over what he intends to do. She then goes to see Tamwar and Afia, who are staying at Max’s house, to invite them to the lunch - but they’re also non-committal about attending. In the afternoon, Zainab receives a visit from Yusef, who wants to say goodbye. Suddenly, the doorbell rings again as Masood, Tamwar and Afia have all arrived for the family meal. Zainab pushes Yusef out via the back door before inviting in her family, but the atmosphere between them all remains awkward.
Becky’s shocked by Steve’s news and all of her optimism is evaporated. At the pub, Steve reveals that he’s going to visit Andy, who’s in the country for a few days. As Steve goes, Tracy’s quick to gloat and points out that Becky’s lost her husband, her home and her job. Suddenly, a penny drops for Becky and she questions why she should lose everything after what Steve did. Marching into The Rovers, Becky makes an announcement which floors Stella… Meanwhile, as Frank shows his potential new client around the factory, Carla’s distracted by a phone call. The meeting goes well, but when it comes to talking numbers, she plays hardball. Snapping, Carla dismisses the offer out of hand. As the client leaves, Frank’s furious. Will an emotional Carla open up to Frank? Elsewhere, Dennis reveals that he used to live at Number 1 and that Grimshaw was Elsie’s maiden name. He marvels at the coincidence of Eileen now living there. Jumping on it, Julie’s enthralled by the fact that they could all be distant relatives.
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Theresa and Ethan give in to their feelings Airs on Wednesday, June 22 2011 Liberty is heartbroken as she tries to take her mind off things by performing at the Chez Chez singing competition. However, her emotions get the better of her and she flees after getting tearful. Later, Ethan tries to speak to Liberty but digs himself a deeper hole when he reveals that his and Theresa’s kiss meant nothing. Liberty can’t believe they kissed, while Dodger is on the warpath! Secretly, Ethan and Theresa meet and it’s not long before they are in each other’s arms… Meanwhile, Lee tries to show Amy that he is more than capable playing ‘dad’, while Pete offers some support to Amy about Lee. Elsewhere, Sinead is gobsmacked when Maddie casually yet spitefully mentions that she’s Bart’s ex-girlfriend and is going to the same sixth form in September. Also today, Tilly and Esther indulge in a moment of friskiness on the beach.
Come Gather Round People for Donegal’s DylanFest MOVILLE in Donegal awaits the arrival of Dylan fans and bands in the first week of July for the 5th annual DylanFest on the Lough called ‘Stuck inside of Moville’. There will be Dylan music in the pubs of the town, in the streets and on the shores of Lough Foyle for four days and nights from June 30th to July 3rd. An international cast of Dylan bands and acts have been assembled as well as top Dylan acts from Ireland. Heading the cast are the Al Diesan Band from Sardinia in Italy who were the stars of DylanFest 2010 and whose Sunday night gig in Rosatos is still being talked about as one of the best gigs ever in the town. Also, coming for the first time since 2008 will be Slow Train Band from Milan who have prepared a 3-hour set for their nights in the Sean Ti in Greencastle and the Bar-aCuda in Moville. A top new addition is Jacques Mees, who organised this year’s successful DylanFest in Holland on Dylan’s 70th birthday on May 24th. Also playing will be Mickey “The Hat” Roberts from Wales, who has played every DylanFest on the Lough, and John Bradley from England as well as a host of Irish Dylan acts. Said organiser Gerry McLaughlin “There is a mouth watering cast of performers this year – the best ever. Each year we invite back the best acts and then add promising new acts, so the quality is going up every year. Moville is buzzing as we await the arrival of both the fans and the bands. Dylan takes over for a weekend every year here”. There will be music on the streets with top act the Al Diesan Band playing in the Malin Road on Saturday evening. There will also be an Open Mic acoustic session, The Picnic in the Park, on the shores of Lough Foyle. Said Gerry “If we get good weather (and a heatwave is predicted around that time) it will be phenomenal but even if we don’t the pubs and bars of the time will be heaving with music and Dylan fans. There’s a great camaraderie and the people that come tend to come back”. For more information see www. CraicOn.com/moville.
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Spraoi agus Spórt Summer Clubs 2011 Registration Thursday 23rd June from 7pm to 9pm Computer Club 7 – 12 Years 4th to 8th July, 5pm to 7pm, Cost €40 “Scratch” is a long term graphical computer programming project for the 7 – 12 year olds. It teaches mathematical and computational ideas and design processes in a meaningful and motivating context. It develops skills critical to our children’s future success: thinking creatively, communicating clearly, analysing systematically, collaborating effectively, designing iteratively, and learning continuously. Music Club 3-12 Years 11th to 15th July18th to 22nd July, 25th to 29th July This club will be packed with exciting, fun and practical exercises that allow children to really enjoy and value all types of music, encourage their creativity and performance skills. Music is taught using various methods such as dance, singing, percussion instruments, listening skills, composition, art and drama. The club will cover a broad range of musical genres such as African Music, Rap, Rock n’Roll, Classical, Caribbean, Disco & Disney. 3—6 Years, 3pm to 4pm, 7—9 Years 4.15pm to 5.15pm, 10-12 Years 5.30pm to
6.30pm. Cost €20 for one week, €35 for two weeks and €50 for three weeks. Glee Club 13-16 Years 11th to 15th July 18th to 22nd July 25th to 29th July This club aims to give young people aged 13 to 16 the opportunity to sing, dance and act out some of their favourite tunes with friends. This class can boost confidence, the emphasis of this summer club is to nurture the individual talents (however strong or weak) that each of us possess and more importantly to have fun!!! You do not have to have any previous experience to be involved! What better and uplifting way to spend the summer. Time 7.30pm to 8.30pm. Cost €20 for 1 week, €35 for 2 weeks and €50 for 3 weeks. “Súgradh as Gaeilge” 4-12 Years, 11th to 15th July, 12.30pm to 2.30pm, Cost €30 Experience the “Gaeltacht” in Carndonagh with Súgradh as Gaeilge - “Playing through Irish”, this week long club will be jam packed with a host of activities from arts & crafts, music, dance, computers, and outdoor games while embracing our Irish language and culture. A camp not to be missed!
Compose Yourself 12 – 17 Years 8th to 12th August Aimed at teens with an avid interest in music be it singing, playing an instrument or using the computer to create music. The course will delve into music composition using an array of influences as inspiration. The course aims to expand the participants knowledge of composition from the verse chorus singer songwriter style to a more diverse and eclectic vision where they can rewrite form and structure. The club will culminate in a performance/recording of work composed. 12—15 Years, 10am to 12pm, 15—17Years 1pm to 4pm, Cost €60, (€40 for 12-15 group) Baby & Tots Sing-Along 0 – 3 Years 15th to 19th August 11am to 12pm Cost €20 Music sessions devised especially for parents/carers, babies & toddlers. Music enhances learning and helps babies and adults communicate, interaction with other children develops social skills, confidence and is fun. Children benefit greatly from activities in which their parents/carers interact with them. So come along and join in the fun.
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Unique project to give older people a voice launched across Donegal A pioneering project, which aims to give older people in Donegal a greater voice, has been launched. The Hearing Other People Experiences (HOPE) Project, was officially launched at the Balor Arts Centre in Ballybofey by Dinny McGinley TD, Minister of State, Department of Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht. Devised and promoted by The Voice of Older People, Donegal, the HOPE project is about strengthening and consolidating the disparate and fragmented voices of older people from all traditions throughout Donegal. The project, which is mostly funded by the International Fund for Ireland, aims to empower the older people (60+) of Donegal. It plans to identify the issues which have impacted upon and affected their quality of life as a result of the legacy of conflict and to support them in identifying, developing and implementing appropriate responses that break the culture of sectarianism.
The International Fund for Ireland is contributing €165,300 towards the two year HOPE project as part of its Community Based Economic and Social Regeneration Programme. Through the use of creative engagement, the project will deliver four distinct programme elements for older people from all traditions throughout Donegal, including cross-community workshops; a training course in crosscommunity history and genealogy; a story sharing programme and involvement in the publishing of the ‘Joint Pan –Celtic HOPE Publication’. Speaking at the official launch event of the HOPE project, Dinny McGinley TD, Minister of State at the Department of Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht said: “I am delighted to be here today to launch the HOPE project. “This project, will bring together people from all parts of the community providing an invaluable record of the personal and very real experiences of older people and how their lives
35 new jobs confirmed for gaoth dobhair snack company GAOTH Dobhair is celebrating the announcement of 35 new jobs today as Largo Foods confirmed a multi-million euro investment. The company which makes a range of snacks including Tayto, King and Hunky Dory’s crisps, is to invest a further €2.6m in its plant. It will take the workforce from 190 to 225. Minister of State Dinny McGinley made the announcement this afternoon at the official opening of a new production line at the plant. More than 120 jobs were lost in the company in 2009 but today Mr McGinley commended Largo for its decision to rationalise the business, cut costs and refocus. It was not an easy decision, he said, but ‘we see the fruits of that labour here today’. Approximately 70% of snacks produced by Largo Foods in Donegal are exported, mainly to the UK. The new snack-food line, which was specially constructed and shipped in from Casa Herrera in California is now fully operational and supplying the Irish and UK markets with a wholegrain chip snack-food. Speaking at the announcement, Minister of State Dinny McGinley TD said “This new investment is on top of an earlier €2.2m investment made in the business in 2010. I commend Largo Foods in their business approach. The decision taken by the group two years ago to rationalise the business, cut costs
and refocus was not an easy one but we see the fruits of that labour here today. “The addition of more manufacturing lines, the increase in capacity, and the expansion of the product mix will allow for better efficiencies, increased sales and will help to secure current employment in Gaoth Dobhair. “I especially commend Ray Coyle, CEO of Largo Foods. There is no doubt that without his personal commitment to the manufacturing facility in Gaoth Dobhair the future of Largo Foods here would definitely be more challenging.” Ray Coyle, CEO of Largo Foods said “Approximately 70% of what Largo Foods makes in Donegal is exported, principally to the UK. Our strategy is to continue to invest in R&D and high value products to allow us to increase efficiencies, sustain and grow the business in Gaoth Dobhair. I am confident that we can do this with the continued support and co-operation of the workforce, Udaras na Gaeltachta and our customers.” John Lowery, Acting CEO of Udaras na Gaeltachta who supported the project said: “This additional investment announced by Largo Foods is encouraging in such a challenging economic environment and is a vote of confidence by the company in the Gaoth Dobhair area and its workforce.”
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the United States of America, the European Union, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Speaking on behalf of The Voice of Older People, Donegal, John McGlinchey, Chairperson of the group said: “I acknowledge the tremendous support that the International Fund for Ireland has afforded the Voice of Older People, Donegal. “This support has enabled the HOPE project to develop from an idea to a concrete tangible reality. The project will provide a solid platform from which the voices of older people from all traditions throughout the County can and will be articulated.” The official launch event was held at the Balor Arts Centre, Ballybofey and was attended by over 50 guests, including a wide range of local representatives, community groups and voluntary organisations representing traditions throughout the region.
Welcome return for Lough Swilly Ferry
THERE has been a huge welcome for long-awaited return of the Lough Swilly Ferry. The service, which links Buncrana with Rathmullan, will take place for the rest of the summer months. The ferry was due to be up and running a number of weeks ago but there had been difficulties leading to the delay.
A number of tourism operators had expressed their concerns after having the ferry as part of their schedules while showing Donegal to tourist groups. The Mayor of Buncrana, Cllr Nicholas Crossan, said a repeat of the this year’s delay should not happen again. He says the discussions should be starting now, based on usage of the service over
the summer. He also says a framework should be agreed before the budget meetings at the end of the year so that everyone knows where they stand before the 2012 season. Cllr Crossan says this would also allow the service be promoted in brochures and websites while people are planning their holidays.
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CMT - easy as 1,2,3! 1. After discarding the first 3-4 squirts of foremilk, collect 2-3 squirts of milk from each quarter in each separate well. Holding the paddle almost vertically, allow excess milk to pour out just until the line becomes visible. This is the correct amount milk to have in the well.
Discard the 1st 3-4 squirts of foremilk If you’re worried the cow will kick the paddle (usually when there are 3 out of the 4 wells filled!) try collecting the milk from each quarter in a cup/jug and then pouring into the paddle, out of firing range. Aim for approximately equal quantities of milk and reagent. Read the result within 20 secs-if it hasn’t thickened by then, it’s not going to. In fact, any longer and the gel reaction will start to disintegrate. Don’t stress about deciding “does this score 1 or 2?”. The important thing to remember is that any positive reaction (trace, 1,2 or 3) will indicate a high SCC in that quarter. To become accurate and consistent, practice on cows with a known high SCC. 1. Collect 2-3 squirts of milk from each quarter in each separate well. 2. Add an equal amount of reagent to each well and swirl the paddle gently. 3. Read the result within 20 seconds (from none to almost solidified).
2. Add an equal amount of reagent to each well. Start swirling the paddle gently. Clockwise, or anti-clockwise, it really doesn’t matter! Continue mixing for 10 secs.
1. Tilt the paddle almost vertical just until the line in the well appears
3. Look at the consistency of the fluid in each well, and record the amount of gel reaction within 20 seconds (from none to almost solidified). Visible reactions disintegrate after about 20 seconds. Discard the mixture, and rinse out the paddle.
2. Watch for gel formation as you gently swirl the paddle.
The results from the CMT are generally categorised into one of five scores: negative, trace, 1, 2, 3. The important thing to remember is that any positive reaction (trace, 1,2 or 3) will indicate a high SCC in that quarter.
3. A slimey result will often stick to the lip of the well (right)
Teagasc Grange Beef Open Day THE profitability of suckler beef production in Ireland can be increased significantly by reducing production costs and increasing farm output. The adoption of key technologies in relation to grassland management and suckler cow type is key in achieving these objectives. At present within the Irish suckler herd only 8 out of every 10 cows produce a calf per year. This in combination with poor grassland management is significantly reducing profitability at farm level. The Derrypatrick herd, in Teagasc Grange was set up as a stand alone, high profit herd, demonstrating optimal breeding, grassland management and technical efficiency. An Open Day is taking place in Grange today, Wednesday, 15 June outlining all the details of this herd’s performance over the last two years. The Derrypatrick herd has shown that higher stocking rates, (2.9 livestock units per hectare) combined with good management can deliver higher gross margins per hectare - €850 per hectare gross margin projected for 2011. This in combination with a suckler cow with excellent fertility and high milk potential crossed with a terminal beef sire with high beef characteristics will be the key driver for achieving a gross margin in excess of €1,000 per hectare - the target set for the Derrypatrick herd. This is well above the results from the National Farm Survey (2009) and the level in the eProfit Monitors completed by farmers which show a gross margin of €113 and €368 respectively. Higher stocking rate is the key in achieving higher output levels per hectare and is the foundation for significant increases in margin. Speaking at the Open Day in Grange, Head of the Teagasc Animal Production and Grassland programme, Dr Pat Dillon said: “The Derrypatrick herd is on track to deliver on its targets. A number of important lessons have already been learnt in the first two years, in relation to cow type and bull fertility. A high stocking rate in combi-
nation with the correct genetics has the potential of achieving a carcass output of 650 kg/ha/year. This will be the real driver for improving financial performance on suckler farms and lifting gross margins. This higher stocking rate can only be sustained by growing and utilising more grass, which the team in Grange has achieved.” In this calving season there was the equivalent of 91 live calves born per 100 cows. Mortality at 9% was higher than anticipated due to difficulties that arose with purchased in-calf animals where the mortality rate was higher. In calculating the gross margin a higher replacement rate was used to take account of the number of non-pregnant cows in 2010, the calf mortality rate of 9%, and a 12% rate of caesarean sections. The net impact of these factors is to reduce the expected gross margin in 2011 by 18% to €856/ha, assuming a beef price of €3.25/kg carcass (current price €3.60/kg) Teagasc Beef Enterprise Leader, Eddie O Riordan said:” The Limousin x Friesian cow is the best performing cow. The calves from these cows were heavier at weaning due to higher levels of milk production. Over a 230 day pre-weaning period, calves from the Limousin x Friesian cows were 48 kg heavier than calves from Charolais _ Limousin cows and about 26 kg heavier than the calves from the other two cow types being evaluated.“ Teagasc beef specialist Aidan Murray provided the farmers attending the Open Day with an update on the Teagasc/Irish Farmers Journal BETTER Farm programme. He showed that the target stocking rate on the BETTER Beef Farms is set at 2.2 LU /ha. The stocking rate on these farms has increased from 1.85 LU/ha to 2.02LU/ha in 2010. This is reflected in the average gross margin increasing on the BETTER farms from €368 per hectare at the start of the programme in 2008, to €563 per hectare in 2010.
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Nissan Juke Irish Car of the Year title for 2011
Ten Second Review One of the smaller 4x4s on the market, Nissan’s Juke is also one of the boldest. Aggressive looks that blend SUV and sports car design cues will help it stand out from rival small cars. Although 4x4 models are offered, the Juke is designed primarily to offer a sporty drive on the road with most cars making do with two driven wheels. Background Nissan has shifted its emphasis away from what you might term the traditional market sectors in recent times. The Micra supermini is still going strong but above that, where other brands offer Focus-sized family hatchbacks and Mondeo-sized medium range saloons, Nissan relies on a cluster of 4x4s and small MPVs. The Juke is the marque’s littlest 4x4 to date, a crossover model that sits below the Qashqai, X-Trail, Murano and Pathfinder in what is one of the most diverse collections of off-roader type models you’ll find anywhere. We use the term off-roader in its broadest possible sense because the purpose of the Juke’s rugged design is aesthetic rather than protective. Nissan would like us to see the car as a cross between 4x4 and sportscar, a macho alternative to a supermini for
youthful urban motorists. Driving Experience To look at the Juke, you’d think it had just come off a stage of the Paris Dakar Rally. The big wheels, extended ground clearance and body protection clearly hint at some all terrain ability but much of the effort that has gone into developing the car was actually focused on creating a sporty feel on the road. The MacPherson strut front suspension is tuned to optimise ride comfort and handling with a cradle-type front subframe included for extra lateral stiffness. Although the front-wheel-drive versions of the Juke have a basic torsen beam at the rear, the all-wheel-drive models get a special multi-link set-up, of a type not usually found on a car this compact. The 4x4 set-up itself is Nissan’s advanced All-MODE 4x4-i torque-vectoring system. As well as distributing power between the front and rear axles, it can also split drive between the two rear wheels, reducing understeer and increasing general stability in corners. Whether front or rearwheel-drive, the Juke has the ground clearance and chunky tyres to help it cope with the high kerbs and traffic calming measures that litter our urban centres.
Design and Build There seems to be a huge amount going on with the Juke’s design but against the odds, the various elements do mesh together in cohesive fashion. The look is highly adventurous with two sets of headlamps staring out from the front end, vast bodywork bulges over the wheels and the striking dogleg roofline that slopes away violently from the top of the windscreen. The interlocking circles cut into the under bumper, the rear door handles integrated into the C-pillars, while the boomerang-shaped rear lights add yet more points of interest. The Juke is 4,135mm long while the majority of today’s superminis dip fractionally under the 4-meter barrier. It’s also 1,765mm wide which, again, is larger than most supermini products but not by much. When you factor the Juke’s wide track, flared wheelarches, beefy bumpers and long bonnet into its dimensions, the expectation must be for an actual cabin that’s somewhat less roomy than the leading supermini rivals. The 251-litre boot includes an underfloor storage area and 60:40 split rear seats help to increase luggage capacity. The design inside shows the same ambition as that of the exterior. The centre console from which the gear lever pro-
trudes is modelled on the top of a motorcycle’s fuel tank and finished in high gloss paint. The instruments too resemble a bike’s, with twin clocks shrouded by heavy cowls. Market and Model There’s a choice of petrol and diesel engines to power the Juke. A clever 115bhp 1.6-litre petrol unit opens proceedings with direct fuel injection using two injectors per cylinder and dual variable valve timing. Despite all this technology, it’s still the 1.6litre turbocharged version engine that will best highlight the Juke’s sporty side. Here there’s a meaty 187bhp at your disposal and 240Nm or torque. The diesel is a 1.5-litre dCi with 108bhp and the same 240Nm torque output at the more powerful petrol. The diesel is mated to the twowheel-drive versions of the Juke and a six-speed manual transmission. The normally-aspirated petrol engine also gets only a pair of driven wheels but has a five-speed manual or the XTRONIC CVT automatic gearbox. The turbocharged petrol engine can come in the two or four wheel-drive models with a six-speed manual or the XTRONIC auto. Cost of Ownership The font-wheel drive Juke features
ESP as standard and is available in three trim levels: XE (€18,195 petrol/€20,195 diesel), SV (+ €1,300) and Sport (+ €500) and with a standard five-speed manual gearbox, or for a premium of €2,900 there is an XTRONIC CVT automatic available for SV and Sport grades. The engine range from launch features the 1.6litre petrol (117bhp/tax band ‘B’) and 1.5-litre (110bhp/tax band ‘B’) DCi diesel we know well from Nissan’s Qashqai. Coming down the line is a very interesting 190bhp (240nm) fourwheel drive, tax band ‘D’, 1.6-litre petrol turbo (€23,995/Sport trim only) that is worth a closer look - especially if the bad weather returns! Summary Nissan has been one of the pioneers behind the growth of the crossover 4x4 and now it’s looking to replicate the success of its Qashqai with the more compact and vividlystyled Juke. The crossover’s blend of tough 4x4 looks and road-going composure has hit the right notes with buyers and the Juke takes things to the next level offering a bold and dynamic alternative to a conventional supermini.
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WIN A 16ft punt with trailer at Glengad Watersports Regatta on Sunday 26th June.
GLENGAD Watersports Club will be hosting a regatta at Glengad Pier on Sunday 26th June. There will be punt and currach racing on the day with fun and refreshments on the pier. A prize draw will also take place with the top prize being a 16ft punt with trailer. All welcome.
RORY MCILROY VICTORY IS BOOST FOR DONEGAL TOURISM Y OUNGEST US OPEN CHAMPION IN 88 YEARS
RORY McIlroy has captured his first major golf title in historic fashion, turning the final round of the 111th US Open into a virtual victory lap on his way to an eight-stroke romp in Maryland. The 22-year-old prodigy fired a 2-under-par 69 to finish on 16-under par 268, becoming the youngest US Open champion in 88 years and sealing a new generation’s grip at the forefront of the sport. Masters runner-up Jason Day of Australia was a distant second on 276 after a final round 3-under 68 in his maiden US Open. South Korean Yang Yong-Eun, England’s Lee Westwood and unheralded Americans Robert Garrigus and Kevin Chappell shared third on 278. None of them mounted a serious threat to disrupt McIlroy’s wire-towire victory at Congressional Country Club. The Ulsterman broke the US Open record for lowest score over 72 holes with 269, beating Tiger Woods’s 12under 272 at Pebble Beach in 2000, as well as 272s by Jack Nicklaus, Lee Janzen and Jim Furyk.
“I couldn’t ask for much more and I’m just so happy to be holding this trophy,”McIlroy said. “I know how good Tiger (Woods) was in 2000 to win by 15 in Pebble. “I was trying to go out there and emulate him in some way.” The Ulsterman humbled course and rivals this week in a manner mindful of how a 21-year-old Woods ripped apart Augusta National and overwhelmed the field in the 1997 Masters for the first of his 14 career major triumphs. Woods, mired in a 20-month win drought since his infamous sex scandal, missed the US Open with a left knee injury but issued a statement praising the overwhelming effort by McIlroy, the youngest major winner since Woods in 1997. “Heck of a performance,” Woods said. “Congrats and well done. Enjoy it. This was an impressive performance.” With earlier scores of 65, 66 and 68, McIlroy became only the third player in US Open history to complete four rounds in the 60s, matching Lee Janzen and Lee Trevino in achieving the feat.
McIlroy, the youngest US Open winner since Bobby Jones in 1923, became the 11th different winner in the past 11 majors and the eighth first-time major champion among the past nine major winners. His triumph also marked the fifth major in a row without an American winner, the longest US major drought in history. Final-day procession McIlroy, who has led seven of the eight major rounds completed this year, began the day with an eightstroke lead over final-group partner Yang and made the turn with the margin intact. McIlroy, who shared third at last year’s British Open and the past two PGA Championships, had squandered a four-stroke lead after 54 holes at the Masters two months ago, a woeful tee shot at the 10th leading to a triple-bogey on his way to a final-round 80. But when McIlroy came to Congressional’s par-three 10th hole, with water in front of the green and bunkers in the back, he launched the ball safely onto the green and it rolled back inches from the cup to set up a tap-in birdie.
That put McIlroy to 17-under, fivestrokes lower to par than any player at any point in any US Open ever played, and all-but ended any notion McIlroy would repeat his nightmare back-nine from Augusta National. “I think this kid is going to have a great career, no question about that,” 18-time major winner Jack Nicklaus said. “He plays very well. He had a couple disappointments. I didn’t think that was going to happen again and it hasn’t.” McIlroy’s utter domination sparked comparisons with Woods, although the idea that a 14-time major champion might have been only the warm-up act for McIlroy’s magnificence threatened to boggle the mind of the golf world. Even when McIlroy missed a fivefoot par putt at 12 for just his fourth dropped shot of the week, his second bogey after a double-bogey on his 36th hole, Yang took a bogey at 15 to stay nine back. McIlroy’s first three-putt green of the week came on the 71st hole and cost him another bogey but the boy wonder parred the 18th with a tap-in
and pumped his first with joy before celebrating his Father’s Day victory with dad Gerry. McIlroy opened with an eight-foot birdie putt, sank a tense six-footer for par at the second and dropped his approach at the fourth hole three feet from the cup to set up another birdie, pulling 10 shots in front. On the fifth, McIlroy found a bunker but blasted onto the green and dropped a 15-foot par putt. At six he barely cleared a water hazard fronting the green with a wedge shot but made par. Yang birdied the sixth and ninth to keep what pressure he could upon McIlroy but the only man to beat Woods in a major when Woods led after 54 holes could not crack McIlroy’s resolve on the back nine. Rain and heat-thinned rough softened the usual tough US Open set-up, but McIlroy took advantage in ways no one else could approach, breaking through for a title that moved him from eighth to fourth in the world rankings. He also backed up fellow Irishman Graeme McDowell’s victory in last year’s US Open.
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GAA Underage League Tables Peter McFadden U10 Section One Team Played Won Lost Drawn Gaoth Dobhair 3 3 0 0 Termon 3 3 0 0 St Michaels 4 2 1 1 St Eunans A 1 1 0 0 Downings 2 0 0 2 Glenswilly 4 0 2 2 Cloughaneely 3 0 1 2 Milford 3 0 2 1 Fanad Gaels 1 0 1 0 L’kenny Gaels 2 0 2 0
Donegal Northern Board GAA Results
Points 6 6 5 Peter McFadden Breenagh 2 U10 Go Games Section One 2 Glenswilly 0.11 0.11 St Michaels 2 2 Peter McFadden Breenagh 1 U10 Go Games Section Two 0 Glenfin 0.10 0.10 Convoy 0
Under 12 Go Games Section 1 Peter McFadden U10 Section Two Fanad Gaels 1 – 10 1 – 6 Termon Team Played Won Lost Drawn Points Milford 2 – 8 4 – 15 St Eunans A Convoy 4 3 0 1 7 Glenswilly 0 – 7 0 – 11 G. Dobhair Buncrana 3 2 0 1 5 Cloughaneely 0 – 9 0 – 13 Letterkenny Sean MacCum 2 2 0 0 4 Gaels St Eunans B 3 2 1 0 4 R. Emmets 3 1 1 1 3 Under 12 Go Games Section 2 Glenfin 4 1 2 1 3 St Eunans B 2 – 7 1 – 5 Red Hughs N.Colmcille 1 1 0 0 2 Robert Emmets 3 – 10 1 – 7 Convoy Red Hughs 1 0 1 0 0 N.Padraig 3 0 3 0 0 Crawford Trophies Lifford Under 14 Division One Peter McFadden Breenagh U12 Section One Cloughaneely 0.06 5.24 Burt Team Played Won Lost Drawn Points Ghaoth Dobhair 7.10 1.05 McCumhaills St Eunans A 6 6 0 0 12 Glenfin 2.09 0.11 St Eunans Gaoth Dobhair 6 5 1 0 10 L’kenny Gaels 6 4 2 0 8 Division Two Section One Termon 6 3 3 0 6 N Colmcille 1.04 5.14 Red Hughs Fanad Gaels 6 2 3 1 5 Milford 7 2 4 1 5 Division Two Section Two Cloughaneely 3 2 1 0 4 St Michaels 5.18 5.06 St Eunans St Michaels 4 2 2 0 4 B Glenswilly 5 0 5 0 0 Glenswilly 3.11 1.04 Letterkenny Downings 5 0 5 0 0 Gaels Peter McFadden U12 Section Two Team Played Won Lost Drawn Points St Eunans B 7 6 1 0 12 Red Hughs 8 5 3 0 10 Sean MacCum 4 4 0 0 8 R.Emmets 4 3 1 0 6 Convoy 6 3 3 0 6 N.Colmcille 6 3 3 0 6 Glenfin 5 2 3 0 4 Buncrana 4 2 2 0 4 N. Padraig 6 1 5 0 2 Crawfords Trophies Lifford U14 Division One Team Played Won Lost Drawn Points Brian McCormack Sports Glenfin 3 3 0 0 6 Division One Burt 3 2 1 0 4 Team Played Won Lost St Eunans A 3 2 1 0 4 Ardara 7 4 2 Fanad Gaels 2 2 0 0 4 Four Masters 9 4 4 Gaoth Dobhair 3 1 2 0 2 Dungloe 6 3 1 Convoy 2 1 1 0 2 Cloughaneely 7 3 2 Sean MacCum 3 0 3 0 0 Glenswilly 8 2 2 Cloughaneely 3 0 3 0 0 Naomh Conaill 7 4 3 St Eunans 9 4 5 Gaoth Dobhair 7 3 4 Crawfords Trophie Lifford Malin 8 1 5 U14 Division Two Section One Team Played Won Lost Drawn Points McGlynns Resturant Castlefin Malin 3 3 0 0 6 Division Two Red Hughs 3 3 0 0 6 Team Played Won Lost Carndonagh 3 2 1 0 4 Kilcar 7 6 1 Urris 2 1 1 0 2 Killybegs 8 4 2 R.Emmets 3 1 2 0 2 St Michaels 6 4 2 Buncrana 2 0 2 0 0 Fanad Gaels 7 4 3 N.Padraig 2 0 2 0 0 Bundoran 7 3 3 N.Colmcille 2 0 2 0 0 Sean MacCumhaills 7 2 4 Naomh Columba 7 2 4 Crawfords Trophies Lifford Glenfin 7 2 4 U14 Division Two Section Two Termon 6 1 5 Team Played Won Lost Drawn Points St Michaels 3 3 0 0 6 Centra Supermarkets Glenswilly 3 2 1 0 4 Division Three St Eunans B 3 2 1 0 4 Team Played Won Lost G. Dobhair B 3 2 1 0 4 Naomh Mhuire 8 7 0 Milford 2 1 1 0 2 Naomh Naille 10 6 2 L’kenny Gaels 3 1 2 0 2 Aodh Ruadh 9 6 3 Termon 2 0 2 0 0 Naomh Brid 9 5 4 Downings 3 0 3 0 0 Urris 9 5 4
Fixtures Tuesday 21st June 7.30 pm Crawford Trophies Lifford Under 14 Division One Burt v Ghoath Dobhair Paddy McGonagle Wednesday 22nd June 7.30 pm Crawford Trophies Lifford Under 14 Division One St Eunans v Convoy Paddy McKeever Fanad Gaels v Glenfin James McGinley McCumhaills v Cloughaneely Cathal Doherty U14 Division Two Section One Malin v Robert Emmets John Farren Urris v Naomh Colmcille Paul McLaughlin N Padraig v Buncrana U14 Division Two Section Two Downings v St Michaels Daniel Hall L/Kenny Gaels v Milford Conal McGrenera St Eunans B v Ghaoth Dobhair Gary McDaid Termon v Glendwilly Don Langan Friday 24th June 7.30 pm Crawfords Trophies Lifford U14 Division Two Section One Red Hughs v Carndonagh PJ Scanlon Kelly Furniture Minor League Div 1 Malin v Cloughaneely Convoy v McCumhaills Milford v Gaoth Dobhair
Buncrana v N Padraig Lifford v Red Hughs v
Carndonagh Robert Emmets Naomh Colmcille
Kelly Furniture Minor League Div 2 Section 2 Fanad Gaels v Glenswilly Saturday 25th June 12.00 Peter McFadden Breenagh U8 Finals Day Monday 27th June 7.30 pm Downings Bay Hotel U16 Div One Championship St Eunans v Termon Cloughaneely v Burt Urris v Buncrana Downings Bay Hotel U16 Div Two Championship Carndonagh v Naomh Colmcille Red Hughs v Letterkenny Gaels Malin v Fanad Gaels Downings v Gaoth Dobhair Downings Bay Hotel U16 Div Three Championship Glenfin v N Padraig Magh Glenswilly v Convoy Registrations All clubs must ensure their registrations are with Northern Board Registrar Emma McAtteer before 30th June. Any club who fails to do so will not be allocated any further fixtures and will forfeit their games Cups & Trophies Any club who has still not returned a divisional or county trophy should do so immediately. Championship Draws The U16 championship games will be played immediately after the exams have been completed, commencing on Monday 27th June. Fixtures can be viewed on the website.
Kelly Furniture Minor League Div 2 Section 1
Drawn 1 1 2 2 4 0 0 0 2
Points 9 9 8 8 8 8 8 6 4
Drawn 0 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 0
Points 12 10 8 8 7 5 5 5 2
Drawn 1 1 0 0 0
Points 15 13 12 10 10
Buncrana Downings Naomh Colmcille Burt Milford Carndonagh
8 8 9 8 10 8
4 3 3 1 2 1
3 4 5 4 8 6
1 1 1 3 0 0
9 7 7 5 4 2
Marley Coach Hire Division Four Team Red Hughs Robert Emmets Naomh Padraig Naomh Ultan Naomh Padraig- Moville Na Rossa Convoy Letterkenny Gaels
Played 8 8 9 7 6 7 6 7 8
Won 6 5 5 4 3 3 2 2 1
Lost 2 2 4 2 2 4 3 5 7
Drawn 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
Points 12 11 10 9 7 6 5 4 2
Marley Coach Hire Division 5 Team Played Glenfin 4 St Eunans 3 Sean MacCumhaills 2 Naomh Conaill 3 Glenswilly 3 Ardara 2 Pettigo 1 Malin 2 St Michaels 2 Naomh Columba 2
Won 3 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
Lost 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 1 1 2
Drawn 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Points 7 4 3 2 2 2 1 1 0 0
GAA Club Notes BUNCRANA Donegal v Tyrone The club would like to wish Ryan Bradley and the Donegal squad good luck in this Sunday’s senior football championship semi-final against Tyrone in Clones. This is not an all ticket fixture, only the Gerry Arthur stand (covered and uncovered) are pre-sold tickets. Group tickets are availabe for the entire ground. Group tickets and Gerry Arthur stand tickets must be ordered by Monday 20th June, lunchtime. Senior Executive Board Meeting At the Scarvey on Monday 20th June at 8pm. Senior Football The senior footballers lost by two pints to Naomh Bríd last Saturday night, 1-8 to 0-9, at the Scarvey. Irish Language Classes Improve your spoken and written Irish in active fun classes one evening per week during the summer €10 per class (€8 for a club member) at the Scarvey GAA clubhouse. Contact: Maria – 086 161 9171. The classes are aimed at over ten year olds, Maria is willing to cater for different ages in different classes. The lessons objectives is to improve students spoken and written Irish in an active and fun way through activities as well as written exercises. The times of the classes have to be confirmed yet but are dependant on when the clubhouse is free. Classes will last just over an hour continuing for the duration of the summer depending on demand. Please contact Maria on the above number to register your interest and to get further information. Bord na nÓg Under 14 Hurling Ballybofey was the place to be on Thursday night last, where an exhibition of underage hurling took place when Buncrana u14 hurlers played Ballyshannon in the championship final. Played in far from ideal conditions, it was a nervy start for the boys and they only went in 1:5 to 1:1 in front at halftime. The management team changed formation at halftime. From the throw in for the second half it was a different story, our lads were on fire and easily went into a commanding lead within 5 minutes of the restart, with impressible scores coming from all angles. In defence Paddy Wilson was solid, Captain Sam Doherty(roe) gave a second half performance way beyond his years. Upfront the deadly duo of half forwards Dylan Duffy and Oisin Grant were on fire. Converted back, Aidan Stokes excelled in his roll closer to the square. All the squad can be justly proud of their achievement this year and deservedly claimed the title on a score line of 6:17 to 3:2. The Buncrana u14 Hurlers set sail for Galway to take part in the
All-Ireland Feile na nGael finals on Friday 24th of June, where they will represent their club and county in this prestigious competition, that was first established in 1971 and has grown ever since. Feile brings together over 25,000 Boys and Girls from all over Ireland and abroad. The Scarvey boys will be hosted by Galway club Ballygar as is the tradition of the Feile, they will play the host club on Friday afternoon, followed by a colourful parade in Loughrea in the evening, they will return to Ballygar and all players and management will stay with host family’s. On Saturday they will play a further two matches against Ashcaragh/Fohernagh(Galway) and Four Roads(Roscommon). All three results will determine if the boys progress or not. If they progress they will play semi finals and finals on Saturday afternoon and evening. The host club will provide entertainment for all players and supporters at night. Finals are due to take place on Sunday afternoon. The boys achievement has not come about by chance, management duo of Tom Clare(snr) and Gerry Vaughan have put this squad through their paces since the end of January, early season defeats in friendlies didn’t deter this squad it just made them more resolved to achieve. To date this year they already claimed Donegal Feile, Donegal League and Championship double and Ulster Feile titles. With all 24 of the panel playing their part in what has been the most successful season by a hurling side in the club to date. Their wins have come about in impressive fashion. The club and team management would like to take this opportunity to thank all the local business’s for their financial support that helped make the trip possible, to all the Parents who sold tickets and collected, to the boys themselves who raised money through a sponsored walk to Father Hegarty’s rock and to the wider community who supported them in what ever way. Go raibh míle maith agaibh. Best of luck to all involved. Under 12 Football The u12 footballers travelled to Urris on Tuesday night and were missing some regulars but both teams produced some of their best foolball to date, the skill levels of all 4 teams was great to see. Under 12 Girl’s Football The u12 girl’s football tarvelled to Carndonagh on Saturday for a well attended and organised blitz, these girls continue to improve much to the satisfaction of their hard working management team, thanks to the Carn club for hosting. Under 12 Hurling Our u12 hurlers had a hectic weekend with a Derry blitz and a Donegal blitz on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday they played Carrickmore(Tyrone),
Ballinascreen(Derry) and Swatragh(Derry) and recorded three impressive comfortable wins, to maintain their unbeaten run in Derry. This squad is back-boned by players from the u14 set up and these lads are well supported by the younger members of the squad and all impressed during the blitz. Sunday afternoon they travelled to Letterkenny and played in what was one of the best run blitz in recent times seven teams were present, and once again the skill level was great to watch winning all four matches against Eunan’s, MacCumhaills, Gaels and old foe’s Ballyshannon. A big thank you to the St Eunans club who run the event and for the welcome refreshments afterwards. Under 16 Hurling U16 Hurlers played in an Ulster 9 aside competition on Saturday in Belfast Rossa Park. They lost the first game by 2 points to Killeavey, beat Strabane in second game, lost to Portaferry in third game. A good performance by all the players. It’s back to training on Wednesday night for League Game in two weeks time. Under 14 Football Our under 14 footballers began their Northern Board campaign with a narrow defeat to Red Hughs Sunday week passed. This game was changed as Red Hughs were unable to field the Wednesday before. We were short a few key players with holidays and some were away at the Donegal game on the Sunday night but the players that travelled conducted themselves very well. Behind at half time by seven points, they played like warriors in the
second half but ran out of time in the end. Red Hughs now have great new facilities and our players welcomed the tea and sandwiches after the match and it was a great way for both young teams to mix. We were due to play Malin on the Wednesday night but Malin was unwilling to move the match. Our players had won the Ulster School hurling title on the Tuesday and a County Championship Final on the Thursday and the management felt it was unfair to put the players out on the Wednesday aswell. This group of players have had busy schedules in the past few months so it was no surprise they were out this Sunday again. This time however, it was to help out Urris as they could not field a team as a result of soccer on the previous Wednesday. We started the stronger of the two sides, scoring three goals in the first ten minutes, two from Owen McColgan and one from Tom Clare. Conor O’ Donnell gave master performance of fielding and we played beautiful fast football all over the pitch. Paul Nelson and Christopher Mc Kinney were on top in the middle and Aedan Stokes and Darren Doherty were generals in defence. We missed a penalty but still lead at half time four goals and three points to three points. The conditions were perfect but Urris were like a different team in the second half, they came like animals getting three goals in quick concession, and even though our defence battled hard with two goal line clearances from Ryan Mc Elhinney and Ryan Duffy, one on one stops by Ryan Mc Laughlin, Urris kept
coming. Urris lifted the tempo further but continual hard work by our two wing banks Oisin Grant and James Doherty worked the ball out to our forwards Shane Mc Clean and Conor Doherty the move was finished off by a goal by Craig Doherty. The final score Buncrana six goals and eight points to Urris three goals and seven points. What a difference a week makes, our under fourteens now have two more medals in the back pocket, and I hope the management in Malin enjoy the two handy points they got, but we have to wonder is that good for our game? Bord na nÓg - Summer Activities (1)The Club will be hosting a VHI Cúl camp, including football and hurling for boys and girls, from July 11 - July 15. For Application Forms and information contact Leo Gill 086 086 8260. (2)The club will host a series of activities for teenagers, including ‘Video Analysis of Your Playing Style’, a canoe trip and a drumming workshop. Dates are July 5-7. Contact Sean Noonan 087 923 2988 for information. (3) A meeting of club underage football coaches will be held in the clubhouse on Wednesday June 22 at 7.00pm Lotto The results of the club’s lotto draw which, took place on Tuesday 14th June in O’Flaherty’s Bar on the Main Street, are as follows. The winning numbers drawn for the €10,000 jackpot were 07-10-12-20. There were no winners. The winning numbers for the €2,000 Lotto
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St Eunans travelled to Belfast today and won the Lakeshore Autos cup in the Annual Carryduff GAC U10 tournament. They beat Breenagh, clan naGael and Moortown to get to the Final. They defeated St Gauls in the final.
Plus draw were 06-10-23-28. There were also no winners. There were five €20 consolation prizes which went to the following participants: Philip Scott, Slavery; Fiachra O’Flaherty, ℅ Bar; Tommy Caldwell, Castle Avenue; Jean O’Flaherty, ℅ Bar; Oisin McGee, ℅ Benny. For the purposes of hygiene and efficiency all players at ALL levels should bring their own water to all training sessions, from seniors down. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 www.twitter.com/buncranagaa
BURT THE senior hurlers play their first game in the championship this Wednesday evening when they travel to Killygordon to play Setanta. Best of luck to the team. With eight games to play in the league format style championship, the top two teams qualify for the final in September. The senior footballers lost out to Aodh Ruadh Ballyshannon on Saturday evening 1-9 to 0-6. Leading 0-5 to 0-3 at half-time, Burt were unable to match the first half intensity. With four minutes to go, it was a one point game with Ballyshannon leading 0-7 to 0-6. A
freak goal changed the game and dented Burt’s chances of taking the game. The reserve footballers played Ballyshannon in a top of the table clash. But despite confidence going into the game, it turned into a one sided game in the second half. Burt trailed 2-6 to 1-5 at half time and would have been disheartened not to have went into the second period with the lead themselves. However Burt’s motivation was hit early in the second half and Ballyshannon went on to record a 5-15 to 1-8 victory. Good luck to the U14 camogie team that travels to Galway this weekend for the Féile na nGael. The team will be hosted by Kilconieron and they play their first game against the hosts on Friday at 2pm. On Saturday they travel to Gort and play their remaining group games against St Colmans and AN other (for some reason the team hasn’t been named). If they qualify, the semi finals take place later that day in Bullaun or Mullagh. This is still a young team with less than a handful overage next year. Many thanks to everyone involved with the team, and best of luck to all the girls. On Saturday, Kyle McGrath will also represent Burt and Donegal, when he takes part in the Féile hurling skills. Best of luck to him, as he has to sacrifice playing in the U14 Inishowen Football Final the night before. The VHI/GAA Summer Camps is on in Burt from Monday 4 July to Friday 8 July. It runs from 10am - 2.30pm each day. It costs €65 for each child, €50 for a second family member or additional child. Contact Johnny Downey (086 3066874) or any underage coach. It is open for any child under 13. Check with schools also. There was no winner of the lotto jackpot last week. Two winners matched 3 numbers. Paddy McDermott, Castlecooley, €30 and Mark McGavigan, €30. The numbers drawn were 5,10,,14,19,20. Next week’s jackpot is €1300.
Anyone with lotto’s should have them in the clubhouse by Tuesday night at 8pm or hand it to any club member. If anyone is interested in signing up to the direct debit, please contact Liam McKinney. Many thanks for your continued support. The U14 footballers play Malin in the Inishowen Championship Final this Friday, 24 June in Buncrana at 8pm. This team has done well so far this year, with Seán McHugh, Danny Dowds and Shaun Murphy aiding their development. The club would be very appreciative if as many members as possible could come and support this Friday. Best of luck to the team. The U12 Blue and Gold footballers are away to Carn this Tuesday 21 June. Johnny will be in contact about bus times and arrangements. U12/13/14 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 U14 footballers recorded a 5-24 to 0-6 win over Cloughaneely in the NB league last week, despite missing a few regulars. This week they play Gweedore on Tuesday in Burt. 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 Fixtures for the first group of games for Senior, U16 and U12 hurley is up in the clubhouse for seniors and you can also view it on our online club calendar at: http://tiny.cc/ mTtmC. All upcoming games for underage and senior teams are also available on the site. Anybody who has Burt gear ordered should contact Liam McKinney (086 3558398) about collecting. A number of stock is also available from Liam for anybody looking for extra gear. Just a reminder to all members and local community that there is a charity clothes bank beside the Burt clubhouse. The ‘Cash for Clobber’ bank is a good way to get free of unwanted clothes and it benefits both the Club and the charity it goes to. There will be a fundraising concert with local artists and Comedy sketch DIY 2 by The Swan Players in aid of Beart GAA Club and local charities. It will take place in Burt hall on Wednesday 29th June 2011 at 8pm. Adult 5 euro and children 3 euro. Family concessions. Cast Father - Frank - Eddie Murphy; Mother Majella - Catherine Carlin; Son - Mark - Ciaran Bradley; Son - Owen - Kevin Carlin; Neighbour - Pam - Maureen Boyle; Neighbours Grandson - Joseph - Denver Doherty.
MALIN The senior ladies are away to Dungloe on Saturday 25th in the league, all support welcome. Training for U-10 girls finishes next Saturday and will begin again when the schools reopen in September. This years summer camp takes place the week of 18th/22nd July, 10-00 to 2-30 each day. The cost is €65 for first child, then €50 for each additional child in a family. All children are asked to bring boots and runners and there will
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be a bus and tuck shop available. Money and forms should be returned together to Maria McLaughlin as soon as possible and anyone who has registered online is also asked to inform Maria so as to have an idea of numbers. Further information can be got from Maria McLaughlin 087 7763679. 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. Camogie for all ages is now on Wednesdays 4-5, under 8 hurling 5-6 and under 10/12 6-7. Each session costs €2 and helmets and hurls are provided. Anyone who is interested in helping with camogie or hurling is very welcome to come along to the training sessions on Wednesdays. There was no winner of this weeks lotto jackpot. The sequence drawn was 5,3,6,2,7,4,1. The Doherty(R) family, Ard Ronan, Malin Head was the €50 prize winner with the €20 sellers prize going to Seamus Doherty(PM), Malin Head. Next weekends jackpot is €2,050 and we thank the local community for its continued support. Finally, best wishes to Declan Walsh, Maureen Collins and Grainne Byrne from the senior men and ladies sides who are all in America for the summer.
Moville Moville Under-16 boys are due to play Lifford in the northern championship on the 4th July. The Senior Mens Team lost to Robert Emmetts on Saturday evening 0-17 to 0-09, The Scorers for Moville were Sean O’Hare 0-4, Stephen Henry 0-2, Danny Murphy 0-2, and Odhran McDermott 0-1. The Under-10’s had a very successful blitz on Saturday against Carn and the club would like to thank all the coaches (Billy, Lynn, Martin, Elaine and Gerard) for having prepared the kids so well, thanks also to all the parents who turned up to watch the event. There was no Jackpot Winner of the GAA lotto this week (13th June). The Winning Numbers were 5, 14, 18, 24 and the €50 Euro Winner was Mary Breslin The Moville GAA Cul Camp will take please on 18th to 21st July, Please contact a committee Member, or any of the coaches for further information. 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.
Naomh Colmcille This week’s club Lotto numbers were: 2 3 1 5 4 7 6. Nuala Martin won 75 Euro with 2 3 1. The last Go Games blitz of the season (finals day) is on next Saturday in MacCumhaills. Bus leaving the clubhouse at 10:15 sharp. Naomh Colmcille GAA Club are hosting a Vhi Cul Camp from the 18th to the 22nd of july for all children aged 6 to 13 years. Camp starts at 10 am to 2.30 pm please bring packed lunch and dress for the weather!! (tuck shop provided). All children will receive a full football kit and bag cost is €65 for the first child and €50 for each child thereafter. A week of fun games and crack with qualified coaches. Ereryone welcome. Please gather up outstanding Tesco and Sainsbury’s vouchers and give them to Adrian Marsh (087 2873076) or any other coach or committee member.
Naomh Pádraig GAA The numbers drawn in last weeks lotto draw were 3, 1, 2, 6, 4, 5, and 7. There was no jackpot winner however €100 runner-up prize went to Kathleen Harkin, Grove. Next weeks jackpot will be €450. The club would like to thank everyone who attended and also helped out with the Sports Day at Ture on Sunday. Thankfully the weather held out and everyone enjoyed the day. The Seniors recorded a comfortable win over Convoy on Saturday past in their Preliminary round second leg Championship game. Goals from Damian Diver and Michael Crowley gave Naomh Pádraig an impressive 2-14 to 0-06 win and now face neighbours Burt in first round proper. Training continues midweek on Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm. The U16’s are back in action on Monday 27th June as they travel to Glenfin for Division 3 Championship Preliminary Round game. Throw-in is 7.30pm. Players will be advised on travel arrangements during week. The U12’s travel to Buncrana on Tuesday evening 21st June while next Saturday 25th June the U10’s also travel to Buncrana. Finally the Clubs new Senior Jersey sponsored by Mary Deeney’s will be available to purchase for limited time only. Anyone interested in buying replica jersey needs to get order to club by Monday 27th June. Only orders, which have been paid for by this date, will be made. Jerseys are available for €40. Orders and payment can be made to any of committee members. Text 0863919445 or email eunan_ email@example.com for further details.
Lotto & 100+ Club There were five winners of the Lotto draw last week. The winners were Alan Mongan, Terence McDaid, Eileen Gallagher, Mark McMenamin and Mary Casey and they receive €20 each. The numbers drawn were 6,1,3,4,5,7,2. Next weeks jackpot is €680. The Lotto sellers in the coming weeks are: 25th June - Joe Sweeney, 2nd July - Charlie Doherty, 9th July - Bernard Devine and 16th July - Cathal Doherty. The winner of the 100+ Club draw last week was Sinead McMenamin and she receives €100. Your continued support for the 100+ Club and the Lotto are greatly appreciated. Seniors & Reserves Training for the senior, reserve and minor teams continues on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7.30 and all players should attend. Ladies Senior ladies training continues at the pitch on Wednesday at 8.00 and Friday at 7.30pm. Minor Board U10 team played Lifford at home on Saturday morning and they played very well. Well done to all involved. The U12 teams played against St Eunans away last Monday evening and despite a narrow defeat they gave another excellent performance. This team is progressing very well. The U14 boys played Naomh Colmcille away on Friday evening and gave another great performance winning comfortably. Final score Red Hughs 5-14 Naomh Colmcille 0-4. Well done to the boys and they are due to play Carndonagh at home this Wednesday the 22nd June at 7.30pm. The U18 team are due to resume their league campaign this Friday 24th at home to Naomh Colmcille starting at 7.30pm. An U12 girls blitz was held in the field on Saturday morning. A big thanks to Glenfin, McCumhaills and Convoy for attending. Thanks to Ronan Gallen for helping to referee the games and to all those who helped out in any way. Training for this team is at the usual time this week with the next blitz due to take place on Saturday 2nd July in Glenfin. The U14 girls team are due to play McCumhaills at home
this Tuesday evening at 6pm. Good luck Best of luck to senior player and ladies team trainer Gerard Melaugh who is departing for service to the Lebanon this week. Thanks from the ladies team for all his hard work and commitment with this group. Sympathy The club extends its sincere sympathy to the McConnell family, The Curragh and the O’Brien family, Meenlaught on their recent sad bereavements. Muckish Challenge / Donegal game Thanks to all who sponsored and supported the Muckish Challenge. Anyone with sponsorship still to hand in should do so as soon possible. Those who ordered stand tickets for the Ulster semi-final against Tyrone in Clones next Sunday will be able to collect them later this week. Tickets are required for the stand only and the terrace is pay at the gate. General admission to the terrace costs €15, student & OAP €10 and all children U16 free. Parking The club would like to remind all club members and patrons that the disabled parking zone at the pitch should be kept free at all times for those who require it.
St Aengus Bridgend Camogie team winners of Inishowen primary blitz
Urris GAA Bingo Every Thursday Evening at 9pm in St Marys Hall Clonmany Everyone Welcome. The VHI Summer Camp takes place from the 4th- 8th July Prices are €65.00 per child and €50 per additional child /children thereafter there is a bus available if required to transport children to and from camp at a additional €5.00 per week per head to book your place contact John Friel on 0860523550. Club Gear - Anyone wishing to purchase club merchandise contact Alan Friel on 0879029672. Match & Win the jackpot went unclaimed last week and will rise to €1,620 this week the numbers drawn were 3,11,21,22 the €15 consolation prizes went to Gary Grant Tornabrately, Mary & Rose Culdaff, Shaun Collins Golf Club Road Ballyliffen, Rose Kelly Dunaff, Henry Canny Effishmore Gleneely. Club Meeting - Wednesday 29th June at 9pm all members welcome. Under 16’s are playing in the Championship Quarter Finals against Buncrana on Monday 27th June at 7.30pm at home. Results: Seniors 2-9 Naomh Colmcille 0-19. Northern Board U14 Boys 3-7 Buncrana 6-7. If you have any items for the GAA notes e mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or text to Liz O’Neill on 0863858629 before 6pm on Sunday evening.
Gleann tSuili The lotto numbers for this week were 2,4,9,24 and the match 3 winner was Declan Rafferty, Ashbrook, Letterkenny. Next weeks jackpot is €2,340. Sellers this week are Hugo Mc Connell and Tony Murray. Thanks to all who attended and supported the HB Icecream Funday at the clubhouse on Sunday, a total of €1003.34 was raised for Down Syndrome Ireland. Both teams played our neighbours St. Eunans on Saturday evening in foxhall with mixed results, reserves were beaten while the seniors won 1-19 to 0-09. This weekends game is also against St.Eunans in o donnell park on Saturday evening. There is salsa and dance exercise classes on every Monday in the hall at 8 15 p.m. Everybody welcome. €5. per night. There is also circuit training on Mondays at 7 00 p.m. €5 per night or €40 for ten weeks. Have fun this summer in Gleann t- Suilí GAA club with VHI Cúl Camps which will run from Monday 11th July to Friday 15th July 2011. Application form can be got from Paddy Mc Ginty 087-9210846 ,this camp is for children age 6 - 14 years old ,boys & girls, cost for the first child €65, second, third child upward €50. In the camp they will get a full VHI kit and bag. The next monthly meeting will be on the 4th July @ 8.15pm.
Chloe Downey, captain of St Aengus Bridgend camogie, receiving winners trophy from Yvonne Byrne
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National Bike Week - Carndonagh Breege, Mary and Catherine Gallagher.
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Michael, Mark and Caroline McDaid.
Grainne Gillen with Michelle and Demi Donaghy.
Annemarie, Doreen, Rosemary and Sadie.
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