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HOSPITAL campaigners have met Donegal’s political leaders and told them: “Start standing up for Letterkenny General Hospital.” The Donegal Action for Cancer Care group met with Donegal Oireacthtas Members to once again highlight their ongoing concerns for the future of Letterkenny General Hospital and to ask them to starting “shouting for LGH” in Dail Eireann and to the Minister for Health. Continued on P3




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Donegal team smash irish mountain-climbing record A team of Donegal climbers have smashed a record by scaling 26 mountain peaks across the 32 counties in super-fast time. The group beat the record which was set in 2006 after finishing their grueling journey by reaching the summit of Mount Errigal last night. The team from the Dunlewey, Dunfanaghy and Falcarragh areas started their climb in Mayo at 5 a.m. on Monday and travelled through the 32 counties taking in 26 peaks in a record time of 87 hours and 50 minutes. They managed to beat the previous record of 98 hours and 45 minutes hours set in 2006. Climbers Martin Rochford, Seamus Cannon, Paddy Mc Geady, Michael Mc Geady and Kevin Kiely and driver Manus Mooney

decided to undertake the challenge to raise funds for Our Lady’s Hospital in Crumlin, Dublin. Their most gruelling climb was Ireland’s highest peak at Carrauntuohill in Kerry on Monday that took them three hours and was just one of five mountains that day. On Wednesday they scaled ten peaks starting in Dublin after 8 a.m. and finishing in Armagh at 3 a.m Thursday morning. Yesterday they climbed peaks in Counties Louth, Down, Antrim, Tyrone, Derry before finishing at Mount Errigal (751m) in County Donegal just before darkness fell where family and friends gathered to greet them. Overall they climbed mountain heights totaling 9,738 metres and their actual overall

climbing distance from the base of their first mountain in Kerry on Monday to the base on Errigal on Thursday night was 129 kilometres. For the duration of the four days they also clocked road distance of over 2,000kms. A spokesman for the group said they were delighted to have smashed the record and raised much-needed funds for Our Lady’s Hospital. “It was tough at times but there was great spirit amongst the lads. Even better was the fact that there were no injuries apart from a few blisters and aches and pains. “Needless to say the lads enjoyed a few long baths when they got home,” he said. PICTURES BY KIND PERMISSION OF EOIN MCGARVEY

Uproar as health minister scraps free travel for disabled in Donegal DISABLED people on training schemes across Donegal must now dig into their own pockets after the Minister for Health removed their free transport. The move has been slammed as a disgrace by Sinn Fein who have demanded Minister James Reilly now reverses his decision. Deputy Padraig MacLochlainn raised the matter in the Dail after the HSE admitted free travel passes could not be used to get to training schemes. He said the new cost-cutting measure simply added to the burden of disabled people in the county. “The decision to remove free transport for disabled people travelling to training day centres in Donegal is disgraceful. “The Minister’s insistence on introducing a €3 charge on these routes is a further burden to disabled persons who have already faced two cuts to their income over recent budgets, with their in-

come being reduced by €16 already. “If they have to pay this bus fare, it will result in a 15% loss in income for the most vulnerable in recent years. It is completely unjustifiable and must be overturned.” Deputy MacLochlainn’s colleague, Cllr Jack Murray said the move was an attack on the weakest in society. “Disabled people in Donegal often travel considerable distances to training centres due to the large rural nature of our county. “For the HSE to inflict charges on disabled people who have no choice but to use public transport is extremely unfair. “This is an added tax on people who receive just €188 a week and is simply an attack on the most vulnerable in our society. Minister James Reilly needs to intervene immediately and overturn this outrageous decision.”

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Abandoned pony sunny on her way to a full recovery A pony found abandoned with a chunk of its neck missing is on her way to a full recovery. ISPCA Inspector Kevin McGinley made the grim discovery near Pettigo earlier this month. He found the two-year-old bay trotter with a massive injury to its neck involving considerable muscle and tissue loss. McGinley called a vet and began local inquiries. He found there was no link between the animal and the owner of the land where it was found. It appears that it was abandoned, most likely due to its injury.

Despite the extent of the wound, the vet was confident it could be treated and arrangements were made to take the pony to the National Animal Centre in Longford. Further assessment showed there was no major damage to arteries, tendons, ligaments or vertebrae. The horse has now been named Sunny by staff due to his sunny disposition. Equine supervisor Cathy Griffin said: “He is so kind and gentle with everyone he meets and very happy in himself considering what he suffered.

“The General Manger & staff at the hospital are doing their very best in what is an intolerable situation. “Unless we the people of Donegal send out a very clear and loud message to Government that we not accept this we will find ourselves among “the small hospitals” that the Minister for Health talks about closing. “We will in effect in the coming years be no more than a community hospital. If you keep “chipping” away at the budget & services then in a short time, maybe only a couple of years then you aren’t what you were, in this case, a general hospital.” She said Letterkenny Hospital has in been among the top performing hospital in recent times, they have over the years been proactive in the services they provide and this has never been reflected in the budget they receive. The campaigner went on:”While DACC acknowledge in the present economic climate

that some cutbacks and a review of how we do things is necessary, the experience has always been that services outside of the big hospitals in the cities, like LGH are the ones that get identified for reform & cutbacks. “We cannot let LGH and Donegal patients be the ones to suffer the impact again.” Among the concerns raised on an ongoing basis by DACC and with Donegal Oireachtas Members are: • budget inequalities for LGH, the future of the hospital including the impact on services, staffing problems, the delay • in the recruitment of a full times Urologist that should have been advertised last August, • the new A& E unit not just the building but where will the money & staff come from to run it, • questions regarding patient pathways etc for the new Radiotherapy Unit at Altnagelvin,

“His wound must be thoroughly washed and cleaned daily and he stands quietly for all his treatment despite the pain he must be feeling. Sunny is a very special little pony.” Efforts are continuing to trace the person responsible for abandoning Sunny, who is expected to make a full recovery and will eventually be offered for adoption. McGinley said: “We believe that this poor animal was dumped because its owners would not seek the veterinary attention that it needed. “There is no excuse for this and we are very keen to trace those responsible.”

Cover Story Campaigner Betty Holmes said it is vital that our elected representatives are very clear regarding the situation at LGH. With the hospital at the centre of a financial crisis, having budget shortfalls and no money to run the hospital, Mrs Holmes insisted: “The DACC feel strongly that without a very clear and loud message going to the Government, LGH will be downgraded. “If the hospital does not have the money it needs to run the hospital and provide the services a hospital should be able to do, then it does not have security. Money reflects security. If you can’t provide services and meet quality standards because you haven’t the money, then the hospital is being downgraded.” She said Donegal patients have never been a priority at National level, insisting: “  Why should we now believe that in these economic times that our hospital will be on any priority list.

• difficulties with theatre lists for Donegal patients at Galway University Hospital, • the new Special Delivery Unit & fears that this will again be money for private hospitals and the gap in the morning with the NOWDOC service. DACC are asking the people of Donegal to make sure they contact their elected representatives and ministers to ensure that LGH is protected. Mrs Holmes said the DACC  would like to thank Senator Jimmy Harte, Deputy Padraig Mc Lochalinn, Deputy Charlie Mc Connalogue & Deputy Pearse Doherty for their time, support & commitment to raise all the issues. She said apologies were received and support pledged from Deputy Thomas Pringle & Junior Minister Dinny McGinley


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Donegal cancer group given tour and brief on Altnagelvin site by an taoiseach A Donegal-based cancer campaign group has met with Taoiseach Enda Kenny to view the site and to be briefed on the progress of the new North West Radiotherapy Unit at Altnagelvin Hospital. Co-operating for Cancer Care North West CCC (NW) Noelle Duddy, Spokesperson, revealed the group received a call form Enda Kenny’s office last Friday extending the invitation. “We are pleased that the Taoiseach has come to the North West to be personally briefed by the WHSCT team who is managing this project and to view the site where the new cross border radiotherapy unit will be built. We were honoured to be invited to this meeting.” Jim O’Donnell, Chairperson, CCC(NW) said the Taoiseach strongly re-affirmed his absolute personal commitment and that of the Irish Government to this cross border project. “CCC(NW) is very pleased that the Taoiseach also endorsed, acknowledged and praised the role CCC(NW) played in helping secure this vital service for cancer patients in the North West Region.” “Approximately one third of the patients who will attend the Unit will be from Donegal and the surrounding areas and in recognition of this fact the Irish Government is committed to providing a capital contribution of €19 million to the Project. “In addition, the National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP) will contribute to the operating costs of treatment for patients from the Republic. The Department of Health

and the NCCP have representatives on the Cross-Border Sub-Group, the Project Board and the Service Design and Workforce Planning Sub-Group for the development of this Project. “Letterkenny and Altnagelvin continue to work together developing patient clinical pathways. Approximately 1,022 new patients from the North and 360 new patients from the South will be treated in the unit per year,” he said. He added that the new unit will greatly enhance the quality of service and life for people suffering form cancer in the North West. “When this unit is operational the majority of cancer patients in Donegal and the NW Region requiring radiotherapy will be able to receive their treatment near to home, families and friends. “Patients who currently have to refuse treatment because they are unable to travel to Dublin, Galway or Belfast, will in the future be able to accept and avail of treatment. “Travelling distressing hundreds of miles for radiotherapy treatment will be a thing of the past. It is anticipated that the unit will be built by 2015 and operational mid 2016.” “We believe North-South cooperation for this radiotherapy unit is a win, win situation for everyone for: cancer patients and their families, healthcare professionals, research & development, politicians and for the tax payer on either side of the border.”

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A control programme has been ordered into foxes and crows across Donegal in a bid to ensure that one of Ireland’s most endangered birds survives. Birdwatch Ireland has confirmed that the Curlew population is now at crucially low levels and is in danger of extinction. A programme aimed at managing and developing Curlew numbers has now been launched. Part of that programme, funded by the European Regional Development Fund, will be to manage crows and foxes which are threatening to wipe out Curlews – especially in Co Donegal which is one of the bird’s big-

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Donegal TD challenges government on future of Universal Social Charge SPEAKING in response to comments by the Minister for Public Finance Brendan Howlin over the weekend on the future of the controversial Universal Social Charge, Sinn Fein Finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty has called on the government ‘to come clean’ on the future of the charge. The Donegal South West TD said today: “The Universal Social Charge was one of the most controversial decisions of the Fianna Fail government. It is a regressive measure disproportionately affecting those on low incomes. “People earning as little as €77 per week must pay this charge. Indeed someone earning €100,000 a year is charged at the same rate as someone earning €16,016. Low income workers, includ-

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During the general election campaign Labour promised to “ease the impact of the USC for those most adversely affected.” Mr Doherty said Programme for Government had a clear commitment to review the charge. But he added: “However, from comments made by Minister Howlin at the weekend it appears that the Government is abandoning both its preelection and Programme for Government commitments. “I have submitted questions to the Minister for Finance this morning asking him if the Government intends to proceed with the promised review of the USC and if so under what terms of reference and within what time frame. It is time for the Government to come clean on the future of the USC.”

New Letterkenny town Mayor Sinn Fein Cllr. Gerry Mc Monagle attended this years graduation ceremony at K.Y.D.S. the Letterkenny C.D.P. childcare facility based at Glendale Manor Letterkenny. The event took place on Saturday 25th June.

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Government has let eu off the hook, claims Donegal TD SPEAKING this afternoon in the Dáil on preEU Council meeting statements, Sinn Féin Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs Pádraig MacLochlainn said the Government failed to place Ireland on the agenda at the EU council meetings this week, and have allowed the unravelling of the Greek situation to bury any serious consideration of the same events that are ‘heading our way’. Deputy MacLochlainn warned: “As terms of agreement for the second Greek bailout, the IMF and EU are insisting Greece pass further new austerity measures.  When this is done, the Irish debt crisis will return to the top of the crisis agenda once again. There is no doubt about it. “A second, third, or fourth bailout will not solve the Greek debt crisis. Further austerity measures will only deepen it. The Greek people know this. It is why they are furiously protesting day after day, demanding that their government reject the EU bulldozer.” The Donegal TD said the Greek people want a viable alternative - and the only other possibility open to them is to exit from the euro, return to the Greek currency, and restoration of control over their national economy. He said it was no coincidence that the pressure mounting for more and more bailouts is coming from the core EU countries - ‘the very countries that facilitated and profited from the excess lending that contributed to these crises in the first place’. The Sinn Fein politician went on: “International observers agree that the faster Greece accepts the inevitability of default, the faster they will return to solvency. Anything else simply prolongs the agony. The Greek people know it.  The Irish people know it. Why, then, is this

Government hell-bent on walking us into the same situation? “Our government is sleep-walking the Irish people into a delusional Shangri La concocted by the Troika in the interest of the ECB and the powerful States of Europe. Enough of the mad chat that Europe is favouring us with loans, at extortionate interest rates. Loans need to be paid back. A loan is not a gift. Santa Claus has not come to town. The EU and ECB are committing us to crippling debt for decades to come. “Last week, Minister Noonan said the Irish Government was in a strong position to impose losses on bondholders of two failed lenders. The revival of the pre- election pledge to go after senior bondholders in Anglo Irish Bank and Irish Nationwide coincidentally happened on the Government’s 100th day in office. The ECB has not changed its resistance to any such measure.” Deputy MacLochlainn added: “They could not have made it clearer. Minister Noonan’s window dressing of events proved little more than a publicity stunt and political manoeuvring. “This begs the question, where do this Government’s priorities lie? Is this Government committed to the EU or to the people of this nation? “What message are we really delivering to our European partners at the EU Council this week?   “While we watch the future of our nation being tragically played out in Greece, our Minister for Finance is negotiating more lending. That used to be called fiddling while Rome burned.  It has to be asked:  Are we completely blind? Or are we completely bullied? Or is it a tragic combination of both?”

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Which Window: New Bay Windows or Bow Windows? One way to make your home truly special is to update your house’s windows. Replacement windows allow you to customize your home’s facade and interior. Bay and bow replacement windows are an especially popular choice, as they can add space and maximize the natural light in your home. If you’ve already decided to add replacement windows, your first major decision is between a bay and a bow window. New Bay Windows for Your Home Popular since the Victorian era, bay windows are typically three-sided window extensions that project out beyond the footprint of a house, adding just a few feet of extra space. Many people choose to install a bench or padded seat in their bay windows. The bench can provides a place for houseplants or decorative accessories, while the seat makes for a comfortable spot to spend an afternoon reading or enjoying the view. Bow Windows Bow windows, simply put, are curved bay windows, sometimes made up of four or five window panels instead of three. These extra panels create a smooth arc to the window’s surface, in contrast to the sharper, more defined lines of a classic bay window. While both bay windows and bow windows are a perfect choice for vintage and traditional homes, bow windows are also wellsuited in modern architecture. Before you make a commitment to add new bay or bow windows, be sure to research your local building code. Many municipal building codes have strict limits on the distance that bay windows can extend into public spaces like streets. If your home is built with prohibitively little space separating it from the street, a new picture window might be a better choice. While you may not enjoy the added space and expansive views that a bay window provides, you can still enjoy the added light.

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want plenty of space to move around. 5. No bed can be deemed romantic without lots of pillows. You’ll want to use a mix of pillow sizes and shapes. Start by propping two or more of the large, square-shaped, European-sized pillows against the headboard. They will look nicely behind rectangular pillows. Add texture and dimension by using various shaped small pillows covered in different weaves, finishes, laces, and tapestry. 6. The lighting in your cosy bedroom should generally be low wattage. Consider using a three-way bulb in your side table lamps if you occasionally read in bed. And for special evenings, your bedroom decorating ideas should include romantic candlelight. 7. Lay an area rug on your bedroom floor. The rug will add extra richness to your room. I placed an area rug at an angle, with a part of it slid underneath the foot of my bed. The effect is quite dramatic. (Note: It doesn’t matter if your floors are hard or carpeted. This bedroom decorating idea is equally effective.)

Create A Warm, Romantic Retreat with these Bedroom Decorating Ideas Although this page is focused on bedroom decorating ideas for romantics, many of the concepts can be used to create the mood you want for any bedroom style. Your bedroom is probably the most important room in your home. After all, it’s the last thing you see before you fall asleep and the first thing you see when you wake up. And when you’re not sleeping, it can be a hide-away to read, listen to music, or be with someone special... which brings me to an important question for you. As you now search for bedroom ideas, have you already determined how you will use your bedroom and the furniture and furnishings required to make it an inviting oasis?... Do your bedroom decorating ideas address storage space, seating, furniture size, etc.? Of course when I think of bedroom decorating ideas, relaxation and romance are the first thoughts that come to mind. For me, a romantic bedroom has a way of pleasing all the senses and washing away life’s stresses. Bedrooms painted an earth-toned color and has a diamond pattern stenciled on one wall to give it texture. The sheer panels over the bed and 6 ft x 9 ft window add an airy and elegant look. You’ll obviously want to decorate your bedroom in a style that suits your taste and preferences. However, remember that your bed will be the focal point of your bedroom, so go all out and make it as luxurious

for special evenings, your bedroom decorating ideas should include romantic candlelight.

as possible... Try some of the decorating ideas in the photograph as well as some of the ideas below to create the romantic sanctuary you’ve always dreamed about: 1. Paint the room in a warm neutral colour. Consider adding texture and depth to the walls with faux painting, stenciling, or rubber stamping. I think rubber stamping is the easiest and fastest of these decorative painting techniques. There are thousands of stamp designs and the results can be very impressive. Faux finishes are also quite popular, and with good reason. They add depth and texture to your walls. 2. Cover your bed with quality cotton sheets in solid colours, prints, or patterns that reflect your mood. Top your bed with a comforter, duvet, or feather bed to add drama to your decorative style. 3. Nothing kills romance faster than clutter... So find appropriate storage spaces for papers, spare change, and other excess. If you have a small bedroom, eliminating clutter will make your bedroom look larger. If you could use some tools for getting clutter under control. 4. Select the right bed and other furniture. Don’t make the mistake of getting a bed that is too big for the room. And rather than buying the standard chest of drawers, why not try a large armoire. Don’t think you have to buy an entire matching bedroom set. You’ll




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your bedside tables; or display sculptures and figurines that reflect your personality and feelings. 9. Sounds and scents round out the ultimate mood enhancers. For romantic or relaxing music, keep a small sound system and your favorite CD’s on hand. And for scents, add 3 to 6 drops of your favorite aromatherapy oil to the softener section of your washing machine (use with hot water only). Alternatively, put 3 drops of oil on a piece of natural material (such as a small cotton handkerchief) and pop it into the tumble dryer along with the bed linen. 10. Remember that layers of soothing colors and interesting textures are what give a room life and character. So don’t be afraid to experiment. If you still aren’t sure how or where to get started making over your bedroom, you should consider Awaken Your Interior Designer.


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ehold the maxi skirt, the new fashion hit, the hottest item for this summer, the garment that fashionistas everywhere are wearing. And what is the mysterious maxi skirt, we hear you cry? Um, well, it’s a long skirt. But with a new name. Hurrah for the maxi skirt! Floorsweeping skirts are big news. Almost as big as the maxi dress has been, just with less material. And we like them. They make us feel feminine, they are perfect for lazy al fresco evenings spent sipping wine and, more importantly, we don’t have to be a teenager with perfectly toned thighs in order to look good in them. Yes, mini skirt, we are talking about you: your bumskimming days are numbered. It’s all about the maxi now. There are simply loads to choose from, so we’ve chosen our favourites to help you in your quest to find the best. Very has a great striped number that injects fun into smart wear, as does CC’s sloanesque skirt, while Phase Eight has a fab blue linen version. Long Tall Sally’s skirt oozes sex appeal, as do the floaty skirts from Simply Be, Monsoon, House of Fraser, Internacionale and Matalan. Tiered maxis are a sub-trend: we recommend checking out the collections at Lipsy and George at ASDA. If you want something a little unusual (and have the confidence to pull it off, so to speak), then check out the block skirt from Primark – it’s definitely eye-catching. So there you have it – the best of the maxis. Buy one of these, and we can guarantee that those still wearing minis will be envying you.

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1. Monsoon. San Antonio white beaded top, San Lorenzo frill maxi skirt. 2 Lipsy. Lace tiered maxi skirt. 3 Very. Striped maxi skirt. 4 Phase Eight. Indigo linen maxi skirt. 5 Internacionale, Chiffon maxi skirt. 6 CC (formerly Country Casuals). Chain print maxi skirt. 7 Simply Be. Frock and frill maxi skirt. 8 Matalan. White crinkle maxi skirt. 9 George at ASDA. Tiered maxi skirt. 10 Primark. Curve hem shirt, colour block maxi skirt, Chunky MJ sandal. 11 House of Fraser. Gold crochet jumper, printed maxi skirt, ring. 12 Long Tall Sally. Lace trim vest, crinkle silk maxi skirt.

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HILST working on the building sites in London as a teenager I developed back problems from attempting to lift weights beyond my capacity in an attempt to impress my bosses and colleagues. The result was varying levels of pain, and the response from doctors was to prescribe pain killers. By good fortune I moved and changed my doctor, and was now with an Indian gentleman who recommended Yoga as a form of rehabilitation. This suggestion was to change the way I viewed my physique forever, cured the weakness in my back and created a passion that has stayed with me since that day. What is Yoga? The word itself means ‘the union of mind and body’ in Sanskrit, and that is what it aims to achieve. There are many strands of Yoga, and the physical aspect is termed Hatha Yoga. There are many styles of Hatha Yoga, for example Iyengar, Bikram or

Ashtanga, that all have the same aims but a variation on how to achieve them. And those aims are primarily to improve our physique, posture, concentration and mindset. Hatha Yoga exercises the glands, organs and nerves as well as creating suppleness and strength in the muscles. The Yoga exercises are divided between ‘asanas’(exercise postures designed to increase flexibility) ‘Pranayama’ (breathing exercises) asanas (meditative postures) and ‘Mudras’ (purifying and cleansing postures). The exercises may seem strange at first, but after a while we begin to understand how they work. Fluid movements unblock energy and combined with good breathing technique will increase vitality and discipline the mind. Static movements increase the mobility and flexibility of the body, as well as its strength. The popularity of Yoga has soared in the West in recent years as more and more people begin to recognize the undoubted benefits

of it. In these confusing times the environment is struggling for survival and we are suffering from mental and physical stress. New diseases are constantly appearing on our horizon, and old ones are no longer succumbing to antibiotics. We cannot change these conditions but we can learn to cope with them and Yoga is the perfect tool with which to do so. It can bring harmony and balance to your life when practiced regularly. Because it helps your mental state to balance you can think more clearly and solve problems calmly and rationally. Because your physical health is improved then you will have a better resistance to illnesses. Yoga is non-competitive and we have to be aware of our bodies throughout the practice. This need for concentration, coupled with the meditation and focus on breathing enables us to concentrate better overall. The physical side of things focuses on muscle tone, as the muscles are stretched lengthwise. Fat is eliminated around the cells and combined with correct breathing the exercises will improve the circulation and release toxins as well as regulate the metabolism and control weight gain. The exercises are done in such a manner that the inner organs also get a workout. However all of these benefits do not occur after the first class unfortunately, as it takes continued practice. But if you do endeavor to try it, and persist, then you will have taken the step in the right direction for taking control of your life in both a mental and physical sense.

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Wednesday 29th June 2011 Directed by: Michael Bay Produced by: Ian Bryce, Tom DeSanto, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Don Murphy Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Rosie HuntingtonWhiteley, Patrick Dempsey, Josh Duhamel, John Malkovich, Ken Jeong, Tyrese Gibson, Kevin Dunn, Hugo Weaving, Leonard Nimoy, John Turturro Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi Runtime: 2 hours 34 minutes (approx.)

Movie Synopsis: The Autobots Bumblebee, Ratchet, Ironhide and Sideswipe led by Optimus Prime, are back in action, taking on the evil Decepticons, who are determined to avenge their defeat in 2009s Transformers Revenge of the Fallen. In this new movie, the Autobots and Decepticons become involved in a perilous space race between the U.S. and Russia, and once again human Sam Witwicky has to come to the aid of his robot friends. There’s new characters too, including a new villain in the form of Shockwave, a longtime “Transformers” character who rules Cybertron while the Autobots and Decepticons battle it out on Earth. Transformers: Dark of the Moon is expected to hit theaters July 1st, 2011 in Real D 3D and IMAX 3D.

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1. Don’t go crazy buying the most expensive equipment right away. It’s possible to get very nice photos with an inexpensive point and shoot. See these examples on Flickr. The more photos you take, the more you’ll know about what kind of camera to get when it’s time to upgrade. 2. Consider a tripod. On the other hand, an inexpensive tripod is worth getting, especially if you have shaky hands like mine. When I got a tripod, my satisfaction with my shots skyrocketed. For even more stability, use your camera’s timer function with a tripod. 3. Keep your camera with you all the time. Photo ops often come when you least expect it. If you can keep your equipment relatively simple – just a small camera bag and a tripod – you might be able to take advantage of some of those unexpected opportunities. Or, if your phone has a camera, use it to take “notes” on scenes you’d like to return to with your regular camera. 4. Make a list of shots you’d like to get. For those times you can’t carry your camera around, keep a small notebook to jot down places you’d like to come back and photograph. Make sure to note any important details, like the lighting, so you can come back at the same time of day or when the weather’s right. If you don’t want to carry a notebook, send yourself an email using your cell phone with 5. Don’t overlook mundane subjects for photography. You might not see anything interesting to photograph in your living room or your backyard, but try looking at familiar surroundings with fresh eyes. You might catch an interesting trick of the light or find some unexpected wildflowers in your yard. Often a simple subject makes the best shot. 6. Enjoy the learning process. The best part of having a hobby like photography is never running out of things to learn. Inspiration is all around you. Look at everything with the eyes of a photographer and you’ll see opportunities you never noticed before. 7. Take advantage of free resources to learn. Browse through Flickr or websites like the Digital Photography School Forum for inspiration and tips. Also, your local library probably has a wealth of books on all types of photography. If you’re interested in learning about post-processing, give free software like the GIMP a try. 8. Experiment with your camera’s settings. Your point and shoot may be more flexible and powerful than you know. Read the manual for help deciphering all those little symbols. As you explore, try shooting your subjects with multiple settings to learn what effects you like. When you’re looking at your photos on a computer, you can check the EXIF data (usually in the file’s properties) to recall the settings you used. 9. Learn the basic rules. The amount of information about photography online can be overwhelming. Start with a few articles on composition. Be open to what more experienced photographers have to say about technique. You have to know the rules before you can break them. 10. Take photos regularly. Try to photograph something every day. If you can’t do that, make sure you take time to practice regularly, so you don’t forget what you’ve learned. An excellent way to motivate yourself is by doing the weekly assignments in the DPS Forum. 11. Don’t be afraid to experiment. If you’re using a digital camera, the cost of errors is free. Go crazy – you might end up with something you like. You’ll certainly learn a lot in the process.

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Ronnie has stayed at Michael and Roxy’s place overnight following her shock at Jack paying a visit to see Tommy. Jack tries to call Ronnie to apologise, but she doesn’t answer and he has to leave a voicemail instead. When Ronnie listens to the message, she asks Michael to tell Jack that she’ll call him back later if he sees him. Later, Michael goes to see Jack at the boxing gym but doesn’t mention his conversation with Ronnie, even when Jack asks him to tell Ronnie that he’s fighting tooth and nail for her if he sees her. However, Michael does agree to give a statement in support of Ronnie in court when Jack suggests this. As Jack is still bleeding following last night’s fight, Michael offers to get him a clean shirt from the flat. While there, he can’t resist looking through Ronnie’s clothes drawer. Meanwhile, homeless Janine has slept at the chip shop overnight. She’s relieved when Kim mentions that there’s a free room at the B&B, but she faces a further setback when Ryan expresses an interest and bags the room for himself.

Airs on Friday, July 1 2011 Leanne’s delighted at the effort that Peter and Stella have gone to with her surprise party. It’s a fantastic night but when Stella becomes emotional, Peter leads her to the back room and tells her to pull herself together before she spoils Leanne’s evening. Listening in, Eva demands to know what is going on. Under pressure, Stella explains to Eva that Leanne is actually her daughter. Will Leanne discover the truth about Stella? Meanwhile, Fiz is feeling more optimistic as the police investigation into Joy’s death hasn’t proved anything. But when they turn their attentions to the Croppers and ask questions about Fiz’s movements on the night Colin died, will they get what they need? Elsewhere, Becky tells Steve that she knows she’s messed up their marriage and will agree to the divorce, while Owen is desperate to help Anna when the bank refuse to consider her for a mortgage.


Ella faces the full force of Declan’s fury

Mercedes panics as she’s rushed to hospital

Airs on Thursday, June 30 2011

Airs on Thursday, June 30 2011 Mercedes and Myra panic as Heidi insists they need to get her to a hospital. Despite her protests, Carl and Riley bundle Mercedes into the car as she’s silently worried that her whole world is about to unravel. At the hospital, the doctor starts to scan for a baby’s heartbeat and finding it all too much, Mercedes prepares to tell Riley the truth… Meanwhile, Amy sets up a secret meeting with Leanne and tries to get her to have a grown-up chat, but things go from bad to worse when Leanne makes her vengeful feelings clear. Elsewhere, Brendan and Warren are at loggerheads when Warren gets his hands on some dodgy cash.

Adam tries to deny the affair, but Declan realises the truth and warns him to get out. Ella realises that she might have gone too far when Declan’s incredulous she would ruin her daughter’s happiness just to test whether he still has feelings for her. Mia and Dermot question what they’re arguing about, but Declan doesn’t reveal Ella’s cheating and takes the flak for firing Adam. Walking home, Adam’s nervous when Declan pulls up next to him and angrily gets out of the car. He threatens Adam to stay away from Mia, warning him that he’ll destroy the farm if Mia ever finds out about the affair. Moira prompts Adam to tell John the truth when he reveals he’s been sacked. John’s stunned, but Adam assures him it won’t affect the farm. Later, Mia informs Declan that Ella’s taken the car despite being too drunk to drive and he tells her that Ella admitted to having an affair. When Ella returns, Declan sees red as she swears on Mia’s life that she’d never do anything to hurt him again - he pushes her outside and slams the door.

Charity Football Match to Help Reach €30,000 Goal Kavanagh’s Supervalu and Highland Radio will go head to head at Finn Park in aid of Donegal Hospice Kavanagh’s SuperValu and Highland Radio will take to the playing field at Finn Park, Ballybofey on Friday 8th of July at 7.30pm to go head to head for the title in a charity football match in aid of the Donegal Hospice. With four SuperValu stores throughout Donegal, in Ballybofey, Buncrana, Donegal Town and Dungloe, the Kavanagh Group will supply 24 players, 6 from each store to meet the experienced team of Highland Radio. Anticipating the event Charlie Ferry, Manager of Kavanagh’s SuperValu Ballybofey states: “It will be a great evening out for all staff, customers and community alike coming together with the shared objective of supporting the Donegal Hospice and the great work they do. We are looking forward to meeting Highland Radio on the pitch for a competitive yet fun challenge for the title and to add to the entertainment there may be some surprising attire on the day! So don’t miss out, come along and Help Us Help Others” Launching their “Help Us Help Others” campaign on the 6th of May 2011, Kavanagh’s SuperValu committed to raising €30,000 minimum for the Donegal Hos-

pice. With this campaign running throughout their four stores, the Kavanagh Group will give 5c to the Donegal Hospice with every Real Rewards transaction made throughout each store from May 6th 2011 until October 22nd 2011. Kavanagh’s SuperValu have been hosting a whole range of fundraising events across their four stores including a fun filled day of car washing, coffee mornings, bonanza draws, table quizzes and bag packs so far raising over €6,000 and well on their way to reaching their €30,000 goal. With many more exciting events in the pipeline including a climb of Mount Errigal on 21st of August, a flagship run/ walk on the 25th September and of course their upcoming match on the 8th of July against Highland Radio. So come along to Finn Park for kick off at 7.30pm and support your favourite team. There will be refreshments served for all players and supporters after the game in Jackson’s Hotel where an exclusive signed Finn Harps jersey will be raffled. For more information on “Help Us Help Others” Campaign and upcoming fundraising activities please logon to: Kavanaghs-SuperValu-Done gal/137605522975301#!/pages/ Kavanaghs-SuperValu-Done gal/137605522975301

Marie Mcshea, Liam Mcshea-Manager of Kavanagh’s SuperValu Dungloe , Shane Gallagher, Paul Martin & Kathleen Doogan taking a well deserved break at the coffee morning in SuperValu Dungloe

Manager Gareth Ferry and staff enjoying the car wash at Kavanagh’s SuperValu Donegal Town

Manager Charlie Ferry and staff enjoying the car wash at Kavanagh’s SuperValu Ballybofey

Staff at Kavanagh’s SuperValu Donegal Town pictured presenting the raffled cake to the winning Meehan Family at the coffee morning in SuperValu Donegal Town

Manager Kieran Doherty and staff enjoying the car wash at Kavanagh’s SuperValu Buncrana



To fit lady’s shoe size:

5/6 (7/8 - 9/10) 9 ins [23 cm] (9½ ins [24 cm] - 10½ ins [26.5 cm]).


Patons® Stretch Socks (50 g / 1.75 oz) 2 balls for each size: #31415 (Sugar). One set of four 3.25 mm (U.S. 3) double-pointed knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension.


28 sts and 36 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st.

Size 7/8 only: 11th row: P12. P2tog. Turn. 12th row: K12. K2tog. 13 sts.


Size 9/10 only: 11th row: P12. P2tog. P1. Turn. 12th row: K13. Sl1. K1. psso. K1. 15 sts.

The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ). Cast on 48 (52-56) sts loosely. Divide into 16 (17-18) sts on 1st and 3rd needles, 16 (18-20) sts on 2nd needle. Join in rnd. Place marker on first st. Work in (K1. P1) ribbing for 2½ ins [6 cm]. Knit in rnds until work from beg measures 5 (5-6) ins [12.5 (12.5-15) cm]. Arrange heel sts: Slip 4 sts from end of 1st needle onto beg of 2nd needle, 4 sts from beg of 3rd needle onto end of 2nd needle. 12 (13-14) sts on 1st needle, 24 (26-28) sts on 2nd needle, and 12 (13-14) sts on 3rd needle. Divide the 24 (26-28) sts on 2nd needle onto 2 needles and leave for instep.



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Knit 12 (13-14) sts off 1st needle onto end of 3rd needle. Working on these 24 (26-28) sts proceed as follows: Next row: (WS). K1. P10 (11-12). P2tog. P10 (11-12). K1. 23 (25-27) sts. Make Heel: 1st row: (RS). *Sl1. K1. Rep from * to last st. K1. 2nd row: Sl1. Purl to end of row. Rep these 2 rows for 2 (2-2½) ins [5 (5-6) cm], ending with 1st row.

Across 1. Large house (7) 5. Pieces of information (5) 8. Profits (5) 9. Gruesome (7) 10. Retaliated (7) 11. Form of transport (5) 12. Hostility (6) 14. Stick (6) 18. Permit (5) 20. SIncere (7) 22. Creatures (7) 23. Doctrine (5) 24. Ledge (5) 25. Sweet (7)

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Shape heel: 1st row: P12 (13-14). P2tog. P1. Turn. 2nd row: K3. Sl1. K1. psso. K1. Turn. 3rd row: P4. P2tog. P1. Turn. 4th row: K5. Sl1. K1. psso. K1. Turn. 5th row: P6. P2tog. P1. Turn. 6th row: K7. Sl1. K1. psso. K1. Turn. 7th row: P8. P2tog. P1. Turn. 8th row: K9. Sl1. K1. psso. K1. Turn. 9th row: P10. P2tog. P1. Turn. 10th row: K11. Sl1. K1. psso. K1. Turn.

All sizes: To make instep: Slip 24 (26-28) instep sts onto one needle. 1st needle: With RS of work facing and using the heel needle, pick up and knit 11 (11-13) sts along side of heel. 2nd needle: Knit across 24 (26-28) instep sts. 3rd needle: Pick up and knit 11 (1113) sts along other side of heel. K6 (6-7) from 1st needle onto 3rd needle. Proceed as follows: 1st rnd: 1st needle: Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1. 2nd needle: Knit. 3rd needle: K1. Sl1. K1. psso. Knit to end of needle. 2nd rnd: Knit. Rep these 2 rnds to 44 (48-52) sts divided as 10 (11-12) sts on 1st and 3rd needles, 24 (26-28) sts on 2nd needle. Knit in rnds even until foot, from picked up sts at heel, measures 5 (5½-6) ins [12.5 (14-15) cm]. Work 2 rnds in (K1. P1) ribbing. Cast off in ribbing. With a tapestry needle, sew cast off edge tog to form hole for big toe.

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Teagasc Biomass Combined Heat and Power Plant A new biomass Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant was on display at the Teagasc Energy Crops Open Day taking place at Oak Park, Carlow today, Thursday, 23 June. Electricity generation from any feedstock typically converts 30-40% of the energy in the fuel into electricity with the balance of the fuel energy being released as heat into the atmosphere. Teagasc Bioenergy researcher John Finnan said:;” Combined heat and power offers the advantage of electricity generation combined with utilisation of the ‘waste’ heat. CHP plants fuelled by fossil fuels are available in a range

of sizes from quite small plants which might be used in hospitals to large industrial plants.” Until recently, CHP plants fired from biomass have only been available in large sizes (>2MW of electricity). However, small scale biomass CHP plants have started to become available commercially in more recent years. The biomass CHP plant at Teagasc Oak Park is an example of a small scale plant that has recently become available. The plant is designed and manufactured in Denmark by the Stirling Denmark company. The plant uses wood chips as a fuel. The wood chips are gasified (ie turned


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into a gas) in the first step in the process. The gas is then conducted into a gas boiler where it is burned to generate heat. Heat generated in the boiler is used to heat hot water but the heat is also conducted via heat exchangers into an external combustion engine called a Stirling engine where the heat is used to turn the engine and generate electricity. The plant which was funded under the Teagasc Vision Fund Programme was commissioned during the early part of 2011, and is on display for all interested in the Bioenergy sector at today’s Open Day in Oak Park.

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IT’S not often that we hear praise for the Irish weather, but it is our climate which gives us a competitive edge in crop production. That was one of the messages for farmers who attended the Teagasc Crops Open Day at Oak Park, Carlow on Thursday 23 June. The latest research and technology in crop production was presented at the open day with researchers and specialists outlining trial results against a backdrop of a 10,000 plot research programme at Oak Park. Drought and extreme weather conditions in many parts of the world, is impacting on world grain markets with expected shortcomings in harvest. While some Irish crops will be affected by low rainfall, overall the 2011 yield potential for Irish cereal crops looks quite good, according to John Spink, Head of Crop Science in Teagasc. “The volatility in crop markets is swinging in Irish growers favour this year, but technical production efficiency is essential to ensure survival in times of huge price variability”, according to John Spink. The Teagasc crops programme at Oak Park is focused on yield, quality and cost reduction. The favourable crop growing conditions in Ireland brings with it the risk of fungal diseases which is a major focus of Teagasc research. The disease causing pathogens are continually evolving and can become less sensitive to the fungicides applied for disease control. At Oak Park genetic changes in fungal populations are continually monitored by plant pathologist Steven Kildea, and the performance of new products and new disease control strategies is assessed in an effort to win the battle against rapidly developing pathogens. The search for more robust disease resistance strains of cereals is another strategy been given a new lease of life by the use of molecular techniques. This offers scope for future production being based on varieties, specifically developed for the challenging Irish weather conditions. The cost of fertilizers and the need to avoid excess nutrients reaching our water supplies, would benefit from a more accurate prediction of a crop’s nitrogen (N) needs. Richie Hackett is leading a programme aiming to predict the optimum N fertilizer for both wheat and barley crops more accurately. In addition to cost and environmental advantages, in the future, this work will help growers reach the target protein requirements for specific markets such as malting barley. While minimum tillage has failed to excite growers in Ireland, the system does have some benefits in terms of work rate and energy costs. Establishment in wet autumns and grass weed control problems are limiting factors currently. The general need to protect the soil from damage caused by machinery was stressed by Dermot Forristal, who showed that even with large tyres, the axle loads of today’s high powered tractors are capable of damaging soil structure. Lower ground pressure and avoiding work in moist conditions are critical to prevent damage to the grower’s most basic resource. © Teagasc

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Economic study highlights the benefits of Scale in Irish Dairy Sector A new study of the International Competitiveness of the Irish Dairy Sector at Farm Level, produced by Teagasc and sponsored by AIB, indicates that Irish dairy farming continues to measure up well against its international competitors in terms of competitiveness. The study, which was launched by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Mr Simon Coveney TD was conducted by the Agricultural Economics Department at Teagasc and the economic consultant Dr. Michael Keane. Commenting on the report, Teagasc Economist, Dr, Fiona Thorne, said that in cash costs terms, on average Irish dairy farming continues to be among the most competitive in the EU. However, when additional costs are factored in to cover the operator’s owned land, labour and capital, the Irish dairy sector’s

performance is less impressive. The most significant imputed charge included in total economic costs is for owned land. At a global level the report found that competitors such as New Zealand continue to have lower production costs than Ireland, but larger Irish farms remain quite competitive in a global context. The report highlights the value of scale in ensuring that the sector remains competitive internationally. Teagasc economist Trevor Donnellan, one of the authors of the report, said that the end of the quota system may provide the opportunity to increase milk production on smaller Irish farms so that economies of scale can be exploited. The study looked at milk production in the European Union, New Zealand, the United States and Argentina. When analysed


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over the 1996 to 2010 period, the analysis indicated that the relative costs of production as a per cent of output value for Irish dairy farms has decreased relative to the average of the other EU 15 countries examined. This is a positive indication for the relative competitive position of the Irish dairy sector over time. Speaking at the launch of the study, Teagasc Director Professor Gerry Boyle said: ” The key to enhancing our competitive position in dairying is to ensure ongoing public and private investment in research and technology transfer. Substantial benefits in competitiveness can be achieved by improvements in the genetic merit of dairy cows and in grassland management.”

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Kia Sportage KIA’S Sportage set to worry the Qashqai

Kia’s latest Sportage takes on the massive-selling Qashqai at its own game. Has it enough to worry the big-selling Nissan?

Inside & Out: 8/10 Kia is pretty darn handy at designing cars lately and this third generation Sportage really illustrates that. Massively different than the car it replaces, the new Sportage is a very good-looking SUV and it joins a raft of very fashionable SUVs such as the Ford Kuga and Hyundai ix35, but now also needs to take on the MINI Countryman. The Sportage is well placed for the task though, as not only does it look good inside and out, but it is ludicrously well-equipped too. The seats are comfortable and the driving position is good and the centre stack is dominated by a one piece unit that houses the audio system. This also incorporates Bluetooth that will operate your iPhone. There is also somewhere to plug in your iPod and a USB stick and a leather steering wheel with controls for the audio too. There’s loads of leg- and headroom, the boot is very spacious and you can fold down the seats with a click of a button. Engine & Transmission: 8/10 There is a choice of two engines here in Ireland: a 1.7-litre 114hp diesel with frontwheel drive or a 136hp 2.0-litre diesel with four-wheel drive - the latter of which will sell in smaller numbers. The 2.0-litre diesel was the only choice available until the end of 2010, but 2011 sees the arrival of the 1.7litre, which is he model we tested. On paper, it might seem that this would be a little anaemic for an SUV, but the 1.7-litre copes well. Granted it isn’t that quiet - sounding a little more vocal than the 2.0-litre we had driven before - but it has to work that bit harder. The 0-100km/h sprint takes 12.3 seconds, which doesn’t make it a rocket but it doesn’t feel slow either. Top speed, in theory, is 173km/h. There is certainly enough torque (at 255Nm) to keep the car from feeling in any way sluggish. The six-speed transmission is pretty good too. Ours felt a little notchy but the car didn’t yet have a lot of miles on it.

Ride & Handling: 7/10 When we drove the Kia Sportage at the European launch some time back we weren’t overly impressed with how it drove. At the time we found that the car didn’t cope well with poor road surfaces and said we were “disappointed by the lack of feel from the steering and through very tight corners there was no real assurance of grip, with the rear end feeling a little skittish”. Back here in Ireland things appear to have improved and while the ride isn’t perfect and the handling isn’t as good as the Ford Kuga’s - it does feel like a much better car this time around. It feels pretty similar to its cousin the Hyundai ix35, if perhaps a fraction more firmly sprung. It is comfortable though and over a variety of surfaces coped quite well. It was particularly icy when we had the Sportage and we did miss the four-wheel drive in these conditions. Equipment, Economy & Value for Money: 8/10 There is a heap of kit thrown in as standard, so you get things like 17-inch alloy wheels, half leather trim, privacy glass, cruise control, voice activated Bluetooth and a panoramic sunroof. The fuel economy is very good too and because this model features stop-start it has low emissions of 134g/ km - meaning it sits in tax Band B with annual road tax of just €156. CompleteCar Index: 8/10 The Kia Sportage is an impressive vehicle and our take on this car is that, given the demand, there is likely to be for it, Kia dealers might find it hard to keep them in stock. It matches the Nissan Qashqai and is good enough to take on the Ford Kuga and Hyundai ix35. The seven-year warranty also makes it a smashing buy. Kia Sportage 1.7-litre EX 2wd • Engine: 1.7-litre turbocharged four-cylinder diesel • Maximum power: 114hp at 4,000rpm • Maximum torque: 255Nm at 2,800rpm • Acceleration (0-100km/h): 12.3 seconds • Maximum speed: 173km/h • Fuel economy (combined cycle): 5.2 litres/100km (54.3mpg) • CO2 emissions: 134g/km • Motor tax band: B • Annual road tax: €156 • Retail price: Official price of test car without options is €27,800

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Inishowen U14 Final

Results Crawfords Trophies U-14 Div 1 Convoy 3.01 4.04 Fanad Gaels Burt 5.04 2.09 Gaoth Dobhair McCumhaills 6.11 1.08 Cloughaneely Crawfords Trophies U-14 Div 2 Section 1 Urris 3.13 0.02 N Colmcille Red Hughs 1.08 0.04 Carndonagh Crawfords Trophies U-14 Div 2 Section 2 L/Kenny Gaels 1.02 6.14 Milford St Eunans B 0.10 0.04 Gaoth Dobhair B Kelly Furniture Minor Div 1 Malin 0.09 3.13 Cloughaneely Convoy 1.09 1.05 McCumhaills Kelly Furniture Minor Div 2 Section 1 Buncrana 4.06 9.08 Carndonagh N Padraig 2.12 1.05 Robert Emmets Red Hughs 5.17 0.05 N Colmcille


Wednesday 29th June 7.30 pm Crawford Trophies Lifford Under 14 Division One Convoy v Glenfin Gaoth Dobhair v Cloughaneely Crawfords Trophies U-14 Div 2 Section 1 Carndonagh v Naomh Colmcille Malin v Naomh Padraig Lifford Robert Emmets v Buncrana Red Hughs v Urris Crawfords Trophies U-14 Div 2 Section 2 St Michaels v Gaoth Dobhair B Lk Gaels v Termon Milford v Glenswilly Downings v St Eunans B Friday 1st July 7.30 pm Crawford Trophies Lifford Under 14 Division One Burt v McCumhaills Kelly Furniture Minor League Div 1 St Eunans A v Cloughaneely Convoy v Malin St Eunans A v Milford McCumhaills v Cloughaneely Kelly Furniture Minor Div 2 Section 1 N Padraig Lifford v Buncrana Glenfin v Red Hughs Robert Emmets v Carndonagh Kelly Furniture Minor Div 2 Section 2 Glenswilly v St Michaels Saturday 2nd July 12.00 Peter McFadden Breenagh Under 10 Go Games Section One Glenswilly v Gaoth Dobhair Termon v Milford St Eunans A v Cloughaneely LK Gaels v Downings St Michaels v Fanad Gaels Peter McFadden Breenagh Under 10 Go Games Section Two St Eunans B v Red Hughs Convoy v Red Hughs N Padraig v N Colmcille Buncrana v Glenfin

Burt Captain Tom Doherty receives the U14 Cup from Inishowen Secretary Pat McLaughlin

Malin U14 Team Runners Up

League Tables Peter McFadden Breenagh U10 Section One Played Gaoth Dobhair 3 Termon 3 St Michaels 4 St Eunans A 1 Downings 2 Glenswilly 4 Letterkenny Gaels 3 Cloughaneely 4 Milford 3 Fanad Gaels 1

Won 3 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0

Lost 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 2 2 1

Drawn 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 2 1 0

Peter McFadden Breenagh U10 Section Two Played Won Lost Drawn Convoy 4 3 0 1 Sean MacCumhaills 3 3 0 0 Robert Emmets 5 2 2 1 Buncrana 3 2 0 1 St Eunans B 3 2 1 0 Glenfin 4 1 2 1 N.Colmcille Newt 1 1 0 0 Red Hughs 1 0 1 0 Naomh Padraig Lif 3 0 3 0 Peter McFadden Breenagh U12 Section One Played Won Lost Drawn St Eunans A 8 8 0 0 Gaoth Dobhair 7 6 1 0 Fanad Gaels 7 4 2 1 Letterkenny Gaels 7 4 3 0 Termon 6 3 3 0 Milford 7 2 4 1 St Michaels 6 2 3 1 Cloughaneely 5 2 3 0 Glenswilly 8 0 7 1 Downings 5 0 5 0

Points 6 6 5 2 2 2 2 2 1 0

Points 7 6 5 5 4 3 2 0 0

Points 16 12 9 8 6 5 5 4 1 0

Peter McFadden Breenagh U12 Section Two Played St Eunans B 8 Sean MacCumhaills 6 Red Hughs 8 Convoy 8 Buncrana 6 Robert Emmets 8 N.Colmcille Newt 6 Glenfin 7 Naomh Padraig Lif 6

Won 7 6 5 4 4 3 3 2 1

Lost 1 0 3 4 2 4 3 4 5

Drawn 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0

Points 14 12 10 8 8 7 6 5 2

Crawfords Trophies Lifford U14 Division One Played Glenfin 4 St Eunans A 4 Burt 4

Won 4 3 3

Lost 0 1 1

Drawn 0 0 0

Points 8 6 6

Fanad Gaels 4 Gaoth Dobhair 4 Convoy 4 Sean MacCumhaills 4 Cloughaneely 4

3 1 1 1 0

Crawfords Trophies Lifford U14 Division Two Section One Play Won Lost Pts Malin 4 4 0 Red Hughs 4 4 0 Urris 4 2 2 Buncrana 4 2 2 Carndonagh 4 2 2 Robert Emmets 4 1 3 N.Colmcille New 4 1 3 N.Padraig Lif 4 0 4

1 3 3 3 4

0 0 0 0 0

6 2 2 2 0

Drn Pts F Pts Against Pts Diff 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

94 68 93 34 45 19 28 0

20 24 50 26 61 75 93 32

74 44 43 8 -16 -56 -65 -32

Crawfords Trophies Lifford U14 Division Two Section Two Team Played Won St Michaels 4 4 St Eunans B 4 3 Milford 3 2 Glenswilly 3 2 Gaoth Dobhair B 4 2 Letterkenny Gaels 4 1 Termon 2 0 Downings 4 0

Lost 0 1 1 1 2 3 2 4

Drawn 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Points 8 6 4 4 4 2 0 0

Kelly Furniture Minor Div 1 Played Won Cloughaneely 4 4 Convoy 5 4 Sean MacCumhaills 5 3 St Eunans A 4 3 Malin 5 2 Gaoth Dobhair 6 1 Milford 5 0

Lost 0 1 2 1 3 5 5

Drawn 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Points 8 8 6 6 4 2 0

Kelly Furniture Minor Div 2 Section 1 Played Won Lost Red Hughs 5 5 0 Glenfin 5 4 0 Naomh Padraig Lif 5 3 2 Carndonagh 5 2 3 N.Colmcille Newt 6 1 4 Buncrana 5 1 4 Robert Emmets 5 1 4

Drawn 0 1 0 0 1 0 0

Points 10 9 6 4 3 2 2

Kelly Furniture Minor Div 2 Section 2 Played Won Lost Gaeil Fhanada 5 3 0 St Michaels 4 3 0 Termon 5 3 1 Letterkenny Gaels 5 2 3 Glenswilly 4 1 3 Downings 5 0 5

Drawn 2 1 1 0 0 0

Points 8 7 7 4 2 0

8 8 4 4 4 2 2 0

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Inishowen U14 Final The victorious Burt U14 team

BUNCRANA Donegal v Tyrone Congratulations to Ryan Bradley and the Donegal team on beating Tyrone to earn their place in the Ulster Senior Football Championship final on July 17th. If you intend going to the final please get your requests in as early as possible to Bord na nÓg Under 14 Hurling Our u14 hurlers did themselves proud at the weekend when they travelled to Ballygar, Galway to take part in the All Ireland Feile na nGael final’s.   This festival of juvenile hurlers was the climax of what has been a very successful year for the club.  They played host club Ballygar in the first match on Friday in difficult wet conditions. The   boys were slow to start but soon settled and recorded a 2:7 to 1:1 win with Sam Doherty scoring 2:2, Dylan Duffy 0:3, Tom Clare 0:1, Aedan Stokes 0:1, with Patrick Wilson, James Doherty, Sam Doherty and Dylan shining.   After a quick bite to eat, it was back onto the bus and travel to Loughrea for the Parade, the weather was atrocious but they boys were greeted at the review stand by the legendary Michael O’Muircheartaigh and a large cheer from the large travelling Buncrana support. It was an early start on Saturday morning for a short trip to Fohenagh to play to games against Four Roads and Ahascaragh/Fohenagh.   They played the latter first, this time they were on fire from the start and ran into a commanding lead and maintained it throughout with the outstanding Tom Clare scoring 1:6, other scorers were Sam Doherty 0:1 and the young Niall Doherty scoring 1:0.  Final score 2:7 to 0:2.Tom and Sam were well supported by Patick Wilson, Darren Doherty, Dylan Duffy and Paul Nelson.  During this game Sam and Kevin Vaughan suffered injuries resulting in the loss of the hardworking Kevin Vaughan with a hand injury putting him out for the rest of the competition. Next up was Four Roads this was going to be a winner takes all match, Sam Doherty had to rest due to the injury received in the previous

game. This was a tight match from the start and both side’s went in at halftime 2:2 each.   The re-introduction of Sam was the turning point and within minutes of coming on he scored probably the best goal of the weekend and we were in a commanding lead, he was ably supported by Dylan Duffy and ran out winners on a scoreline of 4:4 to 3:3, scorers Dylan Duffy 3:1, Sam Doherty 1:1,Tom Clare 0:1 and Daniel Deery 0:1, Patrick Wilson, Patrick Kelly, Dylan and Sam will have been best pleased with their performance, the final whistle was greeted by loud cheers from the large travelling support which had been swollen with a large following who travelled down on Saturday.Both sides were applauded off the pitch by both sets of supporters. After a quick regroup it was off to Ballinasloe to play Padraig Pearses (Galway) in the semi-final and into a knockout situation.   The game was played in perfect conditions, Pearse’s started the brighter and went into an early lead but our lads never panicked and a Declan McCarron goal settled the nerves.   The halftime score was 2:2 to 2:2.  The second half was end to end with no quarter asked or given and could have gone either way and was only decided in the dying minutes with the Galway club winning on a scoreline of 5:4 to 3:4.   Scorers were Sam 1:1, Tom 0:3, Dylan 1:0, keeper Darren Fitzpatick and backs Patrick Wilson, Ben Doherty, James Doherty ,Paul Nelson, Darren Doherty, Sam Doherty, Tom Clare, Oisin Grant and Dylan Duffy impressing.   The final whistle brought to the end what has been a fantastic season for the team that has won three competition’s already and as Pearse’s went on to win the final, it was close to a quadruple.  The dressing room after the match was not a place for the faint hearted, tears were shed but these boys did themselves proud and were a credit to their club and county and they helped raise the profile of Donegal hurling.  The match officials had officiated at 6 Division one Feile games that day could not believe the standard of hurling from the Buncrana hurlers and singled out Sam Doherty as the best player they had seen all day.   The 24 players in

the panel all contributed to what was a memorable weekend for everyone involved. Thanks to the Ballygar club for hosting us, to Owen McDaid who provided transport and helped look after the boys’ every need, to all the supporters who travelled, to Tom Clare and Gerry Vaughan for their hard work and effort and raised the expectations of hurling in the club but most of all to the boys themselves who gave us a fantastic 2011 season.  The team was Darren Fitzpatrick, Ben Doherty, Patrick Wilson, Patrick Kelly, Kevin Vaughan,  James Doherty, Sam Doherty(capt), Aedan Stokes, Darren Doherty, Paul Nelson, Dylan Duffy, Tom Clare, Oisin Grant, Craig Doherty, Declan McCarron,Daniel Deery, Fiachra MacLochlainn, Niall Doherty, Luke Timlin, Kevin Vaughan, David Doherty, Aran Craig, PJ McCarron and Matthew Wilson. The weekend will have lasting memories for all involved but a big thank you goes to PJ McCarron (snr) for organising the magical mystery tour of Connamara on the way to the parade in Loughrea on Friday night. Under 15  Hurling Congratulations to Seosamh Gallanagh and Jack O’Loughlin who played for the Donegal U15 County Hurling Team in the Peter O’Keefe Memorial Cup on Saturday in Ballyshannon.   They played Mayo in the final and Donegal came away winners, 3-10 to 3-00. ‘Get-Fit’ Football Training for Women “Want to get fit and have a bit of craic as well?   Join other women with the same objective every Monday night at 8pm at the Scarvey.  We are playing gaelic football and it’s not competitive just FUN.  No experience needed you only need to be over 18 years of age.”  Benefit from the fitness expertise developed by the GAA! 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.


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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 Ulster Shield Congratulations to Ronan Walsh from our club who was part of the victorious Donegal Under 21 Hurling squad that defeated Tyrone on Sunday in Clones on Sunday to lift the Ulster Shield.  Ronan’s discipline and commitment over the years has helped get him to this level and it is a credit himself and parents Chris and Mary. Lotto The results of the club’s lotto draw which, took place on Tuesday 21st June in O’Flaherty’s Bar on the Main Street, are as follows.    The winning numbers drawn for the €10,000 jackpot were 04-14-27-31. There were no winners.    The winning numbers for the €2,000 Lotto Plus draw were 21-22-3132.   There were also no winners. There were five €20 consolation prizes which went to the following participants: Conor Gill, Backhill; Fiachra O’Flaherty, Bar; James Molloy, Castle Park; Geraldine Bradley, Castle Avenue; Johnny McDaid, Adrian Doherty. Use of the Scarvey pitches for training or matches MUST be confirmed with Martin Mullan in advance (087 246 8108).   Use of clubhouse MUST be confirmed with David McConnell in advance (087 939 2767). If you do have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email by 6pm on a Sunday for consideration. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on or

MALIN Congratulation to Donegal on winning their Ulster semi-final game with Tyrone. The senior and reserve side both last away to Dungloe on Saturday, the senior side going down by 2-17 to 2-08 while the reserves were beaten by 2-12 to 1-10. The U-14 side, despite a very good performance, was beaten by Burt in the Inishowen A final on Friday evening on a scoreline of 2-12 to 3-08. The U-14s are home to Lifford this Wednesday in the Northern Division 2, all support welcome. The minor side are away to Convoy on Friday. The ladies are home to Convoy next Sunday at 12-00. Training for U-10 girls has now finished until September as has Sunday morning training for U-6 boys. 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 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. Congratulations to Jack Hunter, Moss Road, winner of the lotto jackpot of €2,050. The sequence drawn was 2,5,1,4,7,3,6. The €20 sellers prize went to Seamus Doherty(PM), Malin Head. Next weekends jackpot is €500 and we thank the local community for its continued support.

MOVILLE The Under 14 Girls played Naomh Mhuire in Glenswilly in the Under 14 A County Semi Final on Friday Night. The Moville Girls where the first to show with Nicole McDermott hitting 1-1 early on in the game. Naomh Mhuire started to exert some pressure on the Moville defense but the found Moville keeper Charmaine McElroy in top form when she made two dominant Claims under pressure from the Naomh Mhuire attack. Naomh Mhuire’s failure turn this spell of pressure into more than one score showed that Moville defense was on form with Naimh Cavanagh marshalling the full back line excellently with Rachel McLaughlin controlling the Half Back line faultlessly. With Sarah Jane McDonald pulling the strings in the Midfield ably assisted by Emma Doherty, they had the Moville girls playing some excellent gaelic in wet conditions and when Sarah Jane broke forward you always felt that Moville could score and when She broke through on goal you knew there was only one outcome as she blasted it into the back of the net. The two teams traded points with Sarah Jane having points sandwiched between two Naomh Mhuire scores. With the first half drawing to a close Moville looked to finish the stronger when Eve McClenaghan shot managed to hit both post before being put behind by the Naomh Mhuire Defense, from the resulting 45, Sarah Jane slotted over to bring and entertaining first half to a close. Early in the second half, Naomh Mhuire tried to get back into game and exerted some consistent pressure as they scored two points early in the second half but again the Moville midfield diamond upped the pressure and again hit the post from Sarah Jane McDonald, when Eve McClenaghan played a ball into the full forward Shannon Skelly who turned her defender and slotted into the bottom corner to extend the Moville lead and from the resulting kick out Moville reclaimed the ball and Eve McClenaghan showed some great skills to sidestep her de



fender and slot the ball over the bar. With the Game entering injury time and Moville 12 points in the lead the Naomh Mhuire Girls never gave up fighting and they played right up until the last kick of the game and there fighting spirit showed as they concerted pressure on the Moville goal and got 2 quick fire goals leaving the final score of Moville 4 – 5 (Sarah Jane McDonald (2-2), Nicole McDermott (1-1), Shannon Skelly (10), Rachel McLaughlin(0-1) and Eve McClenaghan(0-1)) Naomh Mhuire 2-5. The County Final date is due to be played this week and we would like to wish the girls the best of luck in the final and we hope to have a big crowd in attendance to cheer the girls on. The Club would like to offer it’s condolences to the family and friends of Dennis O’Kane and Robert Thompson who both passed away recently. There was no Jackpot Winner of the GAA lotto this week (20th June). The Winning Numbers were 2, 13, 15, 23 and the €50 Euro Winner was Willie c/o Susie’s. Next Week’s Jackpot €800 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 Lotto numbers were: 6 3 4 7 5 2 1. The seniors and reserves both lost out to Milford at home on Saturday evening in the League. More details on the club website at The u8s travelled to MacCumhaill Park on Saturday to take part inFinals Day of the u8 Go Games and put in great performances against St. Michaels and St. Eunans. They concluded with a match against MacCumhaills. Thanks to MacCumhaills for hosting the blitz and providing the refreshments afterwards. Training as usual on Saturday at 11:00. New players most welcome. 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 craic with qualified coaches. Everyone 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.

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5. There was no jackpot winner however €100 runner-up prize went to Catherine Hannon, Greencastle. Next weeks jackpot will be €500. The Seniors were back in league action on Saturday evening after last weeks Championship victory over Convoy. Robert Emmett’s were the visitors to Ture however Naomh Pádraig were able to secure victory for third week in a row. The first half was a close fought affair and the visitors went into the break ahead by 0-07 to 0-06. Emmett’s started second half strongly and took a 3 point lead before Naomh Pádraig finished game strongly and with help of a Martin Duffy penalty, went on to win by 1-11 to 0-11. Team & Scorers: Christy Lynch, Gary McKinney, Enda McColgan, Paul Duffy, Laurence Lynch, John McLaughlin, Anthony McColgan, Martin Duffy (1-00), Eunan Keaveney (0-01), Dermot Keaveney (0-01), Barry Hegarty, Mark Duffy (0-01), Damian Diver (0-06), Gerard McColgan (0-02), Michael Crowley. Subs Used: Charlie Molloy, Mickey McColgan, Seanán McColgan. Underage season continues at full pace over coming weeks. The U14’s take on Buncrana at Scarvey on Friday 1st July at 7.30pm in Inishowen U14B Semi-Final while on Thursday 7th July the U16’s complete their Inishowen league campaign when they travel to Urris for a 7.30pm throw-in. Meanwhile the U12’s are also in action on Tuesday evening 28th June when they host Carndonagh. Finally the U8’s play host to Buncrana on Saturday 2nd July.

The numbers drawn in last weeks lotto draw were 1, 7, 6, 4, 3, 2 and

Red Hughs Lotto & 100+ Club There were three winners of the Lotto draw last week. The winners were Alice Doherty, Maura McCrudden and Francie Scanlon and they receive €35 each. The numbers drawn were 1,3,7,6,2,4,5. Next weeks jackpot is €700. The Lotto sellers in the coming weeks are: 2nd July Charlie Doherty, 9th July - Bernard Devine and 16th July - Cathal Doherty. The winner of the 100+ Club draw last week was Chloe Kelly and she receives €100. Your continued support for the 100+ Club and the Lotto are greatly appreciated. Seniors & Reserves The senior and reserve teams played Naomh Padraig, Lifford on Saturday evening at the pitch and they were two hard fought encounters. The reserves drew their game and will feel hard done by not to have won. Final score: Red Hughs 0-11 Lifford 1-8. The seniors won again and did very well to come through against a physical Lifford side. Final score: Red Hughs 0-11 Lifford 1-4. Both teams are doing very well at the minute but there are still a lot of tough games ahead and training for the senior, reserve and minor teams continues on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7.30 and all players should attend. Ladies The ladies are due to play Letterkenny Gaels away next Sunday at 12 midday. Training continues at the pitch on Wednesday at 8.00 and Friday at 7.30pm. Minor Board U10 team are due to play St Eunans away next Saturday morning

the 2nd July. The U12 teams had no game last week but they are fixed to play Robert Emmets at home this Monday evening the 27th June at 6pm. The U14 boys played Carndonagh at home on Friday evening and put in another good display winning well against a strong Carndonagh team. Final score: Red Hughs 1-8 Carndonagh 0-4. Well done to all involved and they are due to play Urris at home this Wednesday the 29th June at 7.30pm. The U18 team resumed their league campaign last Friday at home to Naomh Colmcille and in a very powerful display they won comfortably in the end. This was a very impressive victory but as always tougher tests lie ahead! Final score: Red Hughs 5-17 Naomh Colmcille 0-5. They now have a big game away to Glenfin this Friday the 1st July at 7.30pm. Summer Camps This years VHI GAA Cúl Camp will now take place from the 18th July to the 22nd July. Further details will be available in the coming weeks. Club Meeting The next general club meeting will take place next Tuesday the 5th of July at 9pm in the clubhouse. Well done Congratulations to the Donegal senior team on their victory over Tyrone on Sunday and best of luck in the Ulster final on the 17th July. Weekly notes All contributions to the notes must be submitted no later than 6pm every Sunday by e-mail at or 0879742266. Team managers who wish to have any information or match reports included in the notes can get in contact at anytime.

Thrilla in da villa line-up revealed It promises to be an action packed evening   as Finn Harps stage   the “Thrilla in Da Villa” white collar Boxing evening this Saturday in the Villa Rose Hotel 8.30pm. The gallant boxers who will be stepping into the ring are all Volunteers, most of whom had never laced up gloves before they began a rigorous training regime. Oisin Kelly of Highland Radio will be MC for the Evening and the brave Competitors have all chosen their own entry Music to herald their arrival into the ring. In addition to a night of exciting boxing, there will be further entertainment on offer courtesy of the ever popular Mad Marcus . Event Manager Sharon Scanlon is sure it will be a hugely enjoyable

Evening for all those who attend. “This is the first time an Event like this has taken place in the Twin Towns so we have a put together an Evening full of entertainment and you won’t have to be a boxing Fan to have a great time”  said Sharon. “The boxers have really taken on board the expert coaching they have received in the last six Weeks and have successfully come through a gruelling fitness Regime “,  she said But what about the rumours that Two Harps Players will be doing battle in the Ring in a most unusual style? “You should never comment on speculation”  joked Sharon “…My Lips are sealed. You’ll just have to come along to find out! “I am sure there is going to be a great atmosphere and a lot of Fun to

be had on Saturday Night so everyone is welcome to come down and be a part of it” she said. Charlie Ferry of Kavanaghs Supervalu Ballybofey   is looking forward to  the occasion. “We are delighted  to be associated with the forthcoming Finn Harps Thrilla in Da Villa white Collar Boxing  Night.  I watched the Finn Harps Volunteers training and to be honest I was getting tired just watching them! Supervalu Ballybofey are committed to working alongside unique Community based initiatives like this and we wish all the Boxers the best of luck on Saturday” he said Tickets for the Thrilla cost €15 each and can be got from Finn Harps on 9130070 or The Villa Rose Hotel.

Bouts: 1. Fionnula (the Blade) Duffy V Katriona (tiny dancer) Mc Namee (Sponsor Marley’s Coach Hire) 2. Pauric (coalman) McCrory V Rodney (curragh boy) Dullaghan (- Harkins Gala)  (- Gerard McHugh Photog) 3. Shane (dynamite) Elliott ( –CostCutter Ballybofey) V  Gerard (lightning) Mc Granagan 4. Donal (the bottler) Kelly V   Brian (the educator) Mc Crea (Kelly’s Bottling Stores) (Lazy Daze Furniture) 5. Fiona (foxy) Mc Sorley V  Margaret (Monster) Kennedy (McElhinneys Store) 6. Andrew (running man) Scanlon V Barney (Yes Geeerrls!)Mc Guigan (  Donegal County Products LTD  (Kernans Eurospar) 7. Kevin (striker) Mc Hugh V Ciaran (baby face) Coll INTERVAL 8. Damien (hot stepper) Bradley v    Darren (the dazzler) Mc Nulty (Farahs Hairdresser/Barber)  (McNulty Engineering) 9. John (razor) Sweeney V  Brian (the councillor) Gallagher 10. Aisling (boom boom) Gallagher  V  TBC 11. Dean (bone crusher) Mc Devitt  V  Brian (lights out) Coll 12. Seamus (spud) Sweeney V Thomas (bang bang) Mc Bride(Gweedore Furniture/Laura Dolan Hairdresser) 13. Joey (the lips) O Leary V  Mark (hurricane) Harvey (Denise O Neill/Lucia Foley) (McGuigans Bar) 14. Paul (Twinkle Toes) Dooley  V Joe (the cobra) Mc Cullagh (B&S Supporters Club)

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29 JUNE 2011


Seniors beaten by Milford at home Millford


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Wille Gillespie’s shot is blocked

The Milford keeper gets down to make a save from a close range free in injury time

Milford manage to keep the ball out form a close range free in injury time

Joe Donaghey holds on under pressure

NAOMH Colmcille seniors lost out to Milford on Saturday evening by 1-14 to 1-10. They were unable to repeat the performance that lead to their victory over Urris last week and despite a few last-ditch goal efforts didn’t really impose themselves on the game. Ciaran Callaghan was first to score, finishing a move that started when Ciaran Devine and Gerard Devenney won possession from the throw in. Milford equalised a few minutes later and the game was then interrupted for a few minutes after Anthony Grant sustained a dislocated finger when making a block. Grant was replaced by Eddie Gillespie at corner back. Ryan McErlean added a point after 8 minutes and the teams went on to exchange scores with Barry O’Hagan converting two frees for the home side and Milford adding two from play and one from a free. Milford’s forwards were causing problems for Naomh Colmcille’s backline, especially d o w n t h e left hand side, which prompted a few p o s i - tional changes by Stephen Friel to shore things up. With the scores at 0-06 to 0-04 in Milford’s favour, Naomh Colmcille were awarded a penalty when Ciaran Callagan’s shot on goal was blocked by the Milford keeper and the referee judged it to be a foot block. Milford protested but Barry O’Hagan stepped up and tucked the penalty low into the bottom left corner. This gave Naomh Colmcille a 1-04 to 0-06 lead, but it lasted less than a minute as Milford broke forward and found the net almost immediately. Naomh Colmille added another point when Ciaran Callaghan’s effort rebounded off the

post and fell to Barry O’Hagan who fisted over. Milford added another point as the first half drew to a close, leaving the scores at 1-07 to 1-05 in their favour. Milford came out strong in the second half and registered  four quick-fire points in the first ten minutes without reply to stretch their lead to 1-11 to 1-05. Barry O’Hagan and Ciaran Callaghan pulled back points for Naomh Colmcille but Milford added two more points of their own to maintain their lead.  Naomh Colmcille had a claim for a goal when a high ball fell into the Milford keeper’s arms behind the goal line. The referee gave a free out for a perceived push on the keeper which was difficult to see. However, this probably evened things up after the first half penalty award to the home side. As the game entered the last ten minutes  Barry McDaid came on for an injured Gerard Curran and  Naomh Colmcille pulled back three points, one from Willie Gillespie and two from Barry O’Hagan to bring the scores to 1-13 to 1-10. Milford added a point with a few minutes to go and as the clock ran down Naomh Colmcille had a few close range frees that they attempted to convert into goals.  But  despite efforts to find the net from Thomas McKinley, Barry O’Hagan and Willie Gillespie,  Milford crowded the goal and managed to hold out for a 1-14 to 1-10 victory. Naomh Colmcille: Paul Callaghan, Anthony Grant, Liam Atkinson, Paul Friel, Gerard Curran, Alex Devenney, Mark Callaghan, Ciaran Devine, Gerard Devenney, Joe Donaghey,  Barry O’Hagan (106) , Ciaran Callaghan (0-02) Willie Gillespie (0-01), Thomas McKinley, Ryan McErlean (0-01) Subs: Eddie Gillespie for Anthony Grant; Barry McDaid for Gerard Curran ©



Finn Valley throwers continue to excell FINN Valley throwers continue to excell with top marks at home and in England . Top of the list Dempsey Mc Guigan whose headline last week was chasing a qualification for European juniors and ultimately Saturday last   in hammer hits the target qualification mark 66m so in Southern Counties in England he  gets out to  a new Irish record of 66 .82 his series as follows 63m,65m, 66.82m,65.97m,64m,and 66.80m no doubt its interesting that old record held by Gary Halpin for many years indeed the same Gary that was to gain many representative honours for Ireland in rugby. He needs to nail selection for Europeans which will be held in Tallinn, this weekend  attention turns to Tullamore  where  hopefully he can add an Irish title, incidentally Neil Martin is team manager for that championship . In Antrim younger brother Fellan with an opening throw of 70-13 continued to impress in a major way as this is serious distance for his age group in hammer and John Kelly with a treble  winning 48m plus in javelin as he closes in on 50m ,44m in discus and a mighty shot of 16.37m . Many other qualifiers but lets focus again on throwers Shane Thompson and Jade Leeper both gold medalists .Well done all .  Tori Pena competed in Turkey in European cup pole vault but a 3-80 m was the limit due totally to the now arrival of her poles from L. A . hence just putting herself out there for the benefit of the team . She now will spend weeks in Europe chasing that to now 4-40m elusive world champ. Q mark.  This weekend our thoughts turn to national juniors and under 23 champs and national childrens Games where Valley can impact without a doubt at each venue and add in Tailteann Games a selection mechanish for Irish schools team and it begins to get exciting as we have 3 students on duty for Ulster . Tailteann Games brings back memories of days long gone when Bernie English Loreto and John O Brien ,Columbas collected gold within 30 minutes of each other at Belfield . And finally a word of congrats to Ruairi Finnegan on world youths selection and a reminder re Aghyaran 5k Friday night 7-30 .

Shay on his way out of city, but Mancini blocks Celtic move SHAY Given is on his way out of Manchester City after Roberto Mancini gave the go-ahead for the club to buy Argentina’s No.1 goalkeeper to bolster his squad. Sergio Romero, who started in goal for all of Argentina’s 2010 World Cup matches, is wanted as competition for Joe Hart, with Eastlands’ No.2 Shay Given understood to be heading to pastures new. Mancini is in talks with Romero’s agent Mino Raiola. Weekend speculation linking Shay with Manchester United has now been ruled out. It’s also understood a bid by Neil Lennon to take both Shay Given and Craig Bellamy back to Celtic Park has been blocked by City. Lennon had hoped to get both players on loan deals because the Hoops can’t afford lavish transfer fees. But Mancini is insisting that both players are sold on, rather than loaned out. Fraser Forster - the Hoops goalie last season - may not return to the club. Newcastle have rejected a £1.5M offer for the player who was on loan last season. Meanwhile Lennon admits winning the title next season is a must for Celtic. “I think it is imperative that we do win it. Three years with-

out the title is a long time for us,” said Lennon. “From my own point of view, if you go two years as an Old Firm manager without a title, it might be very difficult to keep your job. “The pressure of the job is always the same - win the league.” Celtic were pipped to the title by Rangers on the final day of season 2010/11, the Ibrox side’s third consecutive championship. They also lost in extra-time to their old rivals in the final of the Co-operative Insurance Cup but finished the season by lifting the Scottish Cup at Hampden by beating Motherwell. “Some of the football we played last season was fantastic and we want to continue that,” said Lennon. “We weren’t far away from achieving a domestic treble, but we fell short in two competitions and we want to improve on that next year. “The expectation level is going to be greater because of the progress we made last year and that is a credit to the players. “They have to accept that challenge and take it on as I do as a manager. “If you can win a double or treble, brilliant, but to win the league is a must really.


Finn Valley Athletics Kids

All the girls that travelled to and competed in Templemore

Under 11 girls Long Jump 1st Sinead Gallagher Aine Kerr

Under 10 60m sprint Lauren Callaghan & Daniella Jonsen with their Silver Medals

Aine Wilkinson & Danniella Jonsen under 10 long jump team

Under 11 600m 3rd Team Lauren McDaid & Zoe Kelly

Finn Valley Kids

IT sure was a busy weekend and club officials were extended throughout. Highlights included medal success for the younger set in Templemore, schools success for Shaun Woods and John Kellly in Tailteann Games hence international selection (both are students at Royal and Prior), relay gold under 23, silver for Noel Collins in steeple with James Speight bronze junior steeple. Again Dempsey McGuigan had collected bronze AAA champs Bedford Saturday and jumped on a plane to Dublin being involved in a really exciting record breaking competition hammer in Tullamore. It all began Friday evening in Aghyaran with the 5k and despite being seriously rained on close to 200 turned out Teresa McGloin winning the women’s event and David Wilson the men’s race and a great night had by all which is no surprise in this most hospitable of venues. Schools is a vital competition as a gauge and the Raphoe school pair of Shaun Woods 51.00 400m got him up for 2nd spot, a personal best, an Irish spot in the 400m and 4 x 4 and needless to remark coach Bernie Alcorn was delighted. John Kelly chasing 15m his seasonal target with the 5kg ball got out to 46.59m and will hit the mark in due course. It was sufficient now to be included in international team and he medalled in javelin at 46m plus needed 50m to improve the colour of the medal. In recent times Valley athletes that gained schools selection included Pauric McLaughlin, Ian Ward and the late Shane Bonner. Tullamore Sunday continued to be a hive of activity. Noel Collins 9.23 in steeple for silver not able to maintain momentum over last 6oom with Flynn which will dissapoint the dedicated man that he is. In the junior equivalent James Speight Irish senior schools steeple champion finished 3rd 10.09. Later in the day the 4 x 4 lads Collins ,O Connor ,Bonner and Hoye struck gold 4 x 4 great exciting race involving Leevale. Finally from this meet Dempsey in hammer and he led through 3 rounds 65.43 then went over the european q mark once again recording 66.71 close to his Irish record with Barry on 66.43m but a massive 68m plus from Barry ended the story but it has to be underlined that this by any standards is quality throwing from both these lads. An enjoyable day in sunny conditions and Valley team leaders on the day Mark Connolly and Kieran Carlin delighted with the contribution of the lads. Neil Martin now will lead the Irish junior team to Tallinn next month and with Mark English a 800m winner here having completed his Leaving Cert exams he will have a strong Donegal interest and we wish him success. Saturday Templemore ,Co. Tipperary an enthusiastic group of our younger set - 11 in total - travelled with their parents to whom we are most grateful and 9 came back up the road having medalled and when you are 10 years old you can understand exactly how excited they were. Top of the list Aine Kerr, St Bridgets NS and Sinead Gallagher, St Marys Stranorlar NS won the long jump. Lauren Callaghan and Daniella Jansen both Dromore N S silver in the 60m team as is the case at this age level and then later in the evening joined with classmates from the Killygordon school Lauren Lafferty and Aine Wilkinson and Sessiaghoneill NS Caitlin Mc Gonagle to medal in relay. Dromore N S were again in the frame when Zoe Kelly was fastest 600m winning her race and in the team joined by Lauren Mc Daid St Muras to collect medals. Ann Marie Mc Geehin closely involved with this group was walking tall and of course the hard work put in over many months by Christine Feely paid off. A memorable few days for this talented group! Finally a big thank you to all the support people who contributed in every which way to enabling a busy schedule happen. Check out for comprehensive photo coverage of Aghyaran and Tullamore great coverage the best in the land from Kieran.

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Donegals Manager Jim McGuinness celebrates with Michael Murphy at the final whistle

McGuinness praises second-half Donegal

Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship Semi-Final, St Tiernachs Park, Clones 26/6/2011 Donegal vs Tyrone Tyrones Ryan McMenamin and Donegals Martin McElhinney Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Presseye/Russell Pritchard

DESPITE some dreadful Tyrone tactics and poor refereeing decisions, a gritty Donegal today knocked Tyrone off their perch - and booked a place in Ulster SFC Final against Derry. In an action packed game at Clones, Donegal’s Colm McFadden - arguably playing the best football of his career - was the Tir Chonaill man who took a superb goal in the second half to set up the win. And although Tyrone equalised with just seconds of normal time left, the brilliant Dermot Molloy sealed the win with a fantastic goal in injury time - winning 2-06 to 0-9! There were wild celebrations among the Donegal players and fans among the 20,000 fans at Clones. All across the park Donegal were men against boys, Neil McGee and Karl Lacey were superb. And Jim McGuinness may have been criticised for his tactics, but his tactics worked superbly today. “I’m delighted for all the players but we have to focus now on the final,” he said calmly afterwards. Donegal now play Derry in the Ulster Final in three weeks time. In the 53rd minute Donegal were denied a clear penalty when the referee penalised McFadden for over-carrying when he was clearly

rugby-tackled from behind. But just two minutes later McFadden scored a superb goal after brilliant work by Karl Lacey. Kevin Hughes was sent off in the 61st minute for punching a Donegal player and the referee had no choice but to send off the Tyrone player. It was more than deserved - Tyrone had been commiting foul after foul, pulling jerseys and hitting Donegal players high. For all their dominance in the first half, Tyrone led by just two points 0-6 to 0-4. Veteran Owen Mulligan opened the scoring for Tyrone but Mickey Harte’s side were reduced to taking long shots at goal as Donegal put men behind the ball. By the 11th minute Tyrone were three points up as Philip Joran hit over from 40 yards. A couple of minutes later and it was 0-4 to no score as Brian Dooher pointed from all of 35 yards. It took 17-year-old Patrick McBrearty to get Donegal on the scoresheet when he hit a superb point from a tight angle against the breeze - and 30 yards out - in the 16th minute. As Donegal played defence, Tyrone hit wide after wide. However they hit two more points from Cavanagh and O’Neill.

With Donegal five points adrift, it was looking bad for the Donegal lads. But with three minutes left to the break Donegal began something of a fightback. McBrearty won the ball, passed to Kevin Rafferty who hit a superb point from all of 35 yards. When McFadden scored a point from a free just after the deficit is reduced to just three points - 0-6 to 0-3. Tyrone moved forward but after beating back a Stephen O’Neill effort on goal, Donegal swept forward and Kevin Cassidy pointed to leave it 0-6 to 0-4 at half time. And Donegal came roaring back in the second half - bagging two finally knock Tyrone off their perch. Tyrone: P McConnell, M Swift, J McMahon, R McMenamin, D Harte, C Gormley, P Jordan, K Hughes, S Cavanagh, B Dooher, B McGuigan, P Harte, O Mulligan, M Donnelly, S O’Neill. Subs: M Penrose for Mulligan (51), T McGuigan for B McGuigan (62), A Cassidy for O’Neill (62), C Cavanagh for Dooher (68) Donegal: P Durcan, K Lacey, N McGee, P McGrath, F McGlynn, A Thompson, K Cassidy, R Kavanagh, K Rafferty, M McElhinney, M McHugh, R Bradley, P McBrearty, M Murphy, C McFadden. Subs: M Hegarty for McElhinney (23), L McLoone for Bradley (45), D Molloy for McLoone (62). Referee: J McQuillan (Cavan).

Donegal manager Jim McGuinness praised his side’s second-half performance as they beat Tyrone by 2-06 to 0-09 in the Ulster Football Championship semi-final in Clones on Sunday. Tyrone stormed into a 0-06 to 0-01 lead and, although Donegal reduced the deficit to two at half-time, McGuinness said he was glad to get his charges in at the break. ‘Tyrone in the first half early in the game were putting on a master class and I’ve seen them do that on a number of occasions,’ McGuinness told RT Sport. ‘We wanted to get [the Donegal players] into the dressing room, sit them down and relax them and explain that all the things we were working on all year weren’t happening and needed to start happening. ‘Nearly every single player on the pitch in the second half upped their performance, upped their intensity level, and upped their decision-making to a decent level.’

McGee lauds ‘lethal’ Molloy Donegal full-back Neil McGee has hailed the impact of Dermot ‘Brick’ Molloy, who came off the bench to crash home the winning goal in the Ulster SFC semifinal against Tyrone. “He’s only 19 or 20, but he’s a great player to bring off the bench. You see him at training every night, he’s lethal, just the left foot he has on him,” he said. Molloy hit the decisive score in stoppage time, opting to go for goal even though a point would have been enough to book a place in the final for Donegal for the first time since 2006.

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