RESULTS: IVAN TONER WINS DRUMHALLA 5K

first_imgIvan TonerIVAN TONER was first home in the Drumhalla 5k.The Letterkenny AC runner was well ahead of nearest rivals in the run.All the results are below: Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club1 303 16.31 Ivan Toner SM Letterkenny A C 2 302 17.15 Brian Crossan SM Individual3 321 17.30 Conal Mc Crambridge SM North Belfast Harriers4 305 17.45 Hugh Duffy SM Cranford A C5 340 18.38 Barry Coyle SM Individual6 330 18.57 Joe Gallagher SM Individual7 308 19.46 Damien Mc Bride SM Milford A C8 317 20.30 Kevin Loughrey SM Individual 9 318 20.33 Liam Marley M50 Cranford A C10 310 20.56 Manus Peoples M50 Individual11 313 21.03 Sheila Regan SW Letterkenny A C12 333 21.22 Paul Gildea SM Individual 13 339 21.24 Noel Kilpatrick SM Individual14 316 22.00 Sharon Black W35 Letterkenny A C15 309 22.34 Eugene Mc Ginley M40 Individual16 338 22.37 Ann Marie Canning W35 Individual17 336 23.01 Francis Gildea SM Individual18 307 23.03 Sean O’ Donnell M50 Individual19 320 23.16 Ita Mc Crambridge W45 North Belfast Harriers20 323 23.17 Gloria Donaghey W45 Finn Valley A C21 319 23.19 Paddy Mc Crambridge M50 North Belfast Harriers22 337 23.54 Barry Mc Cauley SM Individual23 332 23.58 Eilish Mc Clafferty SW Individual24 516 24.06 Brendan Mc Cambridge Walker Individual25 304 24.10 Grace Friel W45 Milford A C26 324 24.50 Alison Stoddart SW Individual27 331 24.52 Eithne Cox W40 Individual28 329 25.01 John Burke M40 Individual29 322 26.04 Ruth Mc Crudden W45 Finn Valley A C30 306 28.27 John Tierney SM Individual31 506 28.33 Colm Tierney Walker Individual32 325 28.36 Gorette Sheridan W40 Individual33 501 29.32 Adam O’ Neill Walker Individual34 314 29.40 Ann Doherty W45 Milford A C35 315 29.40 Yvonne O’ Donnell SW Milford A C36 312 30.06 Pat Hickey M40 Individual37 510 30.09 Adrian Mc Collum Walker Individual38 311 30.58 Stella Hickey W40 Individual39 326 31.24 Roisin Sheridan W45 Individual40 327 31.25 Anne Friel W35 Individual41 328 31.26 Catroina Kelly SW Individual42 335 31.46 Aoife Doherty SW Individual43 521 32.03 Annette Mc Carron Walker Individual44 334 33.07 Cecila Sheridan SW Individual45 301 33.57 Jenny O’ Neill SW Individual46 502 34.26 Kieran Sheridan Walker Individual47 509 34.40 Martin Tierney Walker Individual48 522 38.32 Sally Sheridan Walker Individual49 523 38.32 Joan Merritt Walker Individual50 514 39.42 Caonahnait Crossan Walker Individual51 504 40.24 Hannah Loughrey Walker Individual52 515 40.55 Niamh O’ Donovan Walker Individual53 526 42.31 Keelin Doherty Walker Individual54 518 43.32 Aoife Gallagher Walker Individual55 524 43.33 Megan Friel Walker Individual56 512 43.34 Evelyn Crossan Walker Individual57 503 43.35 Maria Loughrey Walker Individual58 517 43.36 Maureen Doherty Walker Individual59 525 47.30 Jo Doherty Walker Individual60 519 47.33 Gerard Gallagher Walker Individual61 520 47.33 Margaret Ann Gallagher Walker Individual62 505 47.33 Enya O’ Donovan Walker Individual63 508 47.33 Oran Baird Walker Individual64 511 50.34 Lurcan Hickey Walker Individual65 507 51.44 Barry Baird Walker Individual66 513 51.44 Evelyn Donovan Walker IndividualRESULTS: IVAN TONER WINS DRUMHALLA 5K was last modified: July 27th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

DONEGAL TEACHERS SPEAK OUT OVER BIGGER CLASS SIZES

first_imgThe parents and teachers of Donegal came out in force to show their disapproval of the expected class size increase in the upcoming budget.Speaking at a public meeting organised by the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO), members of the public voiced their concerns that children and their education are once again being unfairly targeted in the Government’s efforts to cut costs.Michael Weed, member of the INTO’s Central Executive Committee, shared recent figures that more than 16,000 Donegal children, 86.6% of the county’s primary school population, are already in classes larger than the EU average. Fr. John Joe Duffy and Rev. John Deane, as representatives of Catholic and Church of Ireland Boards of Management respectively, spoke from the podium about their dismay at the Government’s continued attacks on our schools, first by targeting our small schools for closure and now by increasing class sizes.Colm Breathnach, principal in Drumkeen N.S., spoke from the floor at the Clanree Hotel as both a parent and a principal, “To the Minister and anyone else that thinks class size does not matter, I ask this; what would you want for your own child? If you had a choice of sending your four-year old into a classroom with more than thirty other children or a class of twenty or twenty-two, which would you choose? There is no question that the child in the smaller class is getting a fairer chance.”The roving microphone was kept busy with contributions from frustrated and concerned parents and teachers. The general consensus was well summed up by Liam McGowan, retired principal, “The Government needs to view education as the investment it is.”The meeting was well attended by members of local and county councils. Independent TD, Deputy Thomas Pringle and Fianna Fail spokesperson for Education, Deputy Charlie McConalogue pledged their support and commitment to bring the issues raised back to Dail Eireann. Sinn Fein’s candidate for next year’s EU elections, Matt Carthy, represented Deputies Pearse Doherty and Padraig Mac Lochlainn and promised their commitment to the cause. Notably absent was any representation from Fine Gael or the Labour Party. DONEGAL TEACHERS SPEAK OUT OVER BIGGER CLASS SIZES was last modified: September 24th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalINTOteachers conferencelast_img read more

McLAUGHLIN CHARGED WITH MURDER OF MAN IN DERRY

first_imgAlleged killer Kieran McLaughlin, who was on the run in Donegal last week, has been charged with the murder of Barry McCrory in Derry.arrested : McLaughlinMr McCrory was killed by a lone gunman in a flat in Shipquay Street on Thursday morning last. Police investigating the killing arrested McLaughlin, from Elaghmore Park, Galliagh in the early hours of Wednesday morning last.He had been hiding out in the Killea area before crossing the border back into Derry.Detectives were granted a 36-hour extension to question the 58-year-old at Derry Magistrates Court yesterday morning.He is due to appear back the same court again tomorrow morning charged with murder and possession of firearms.A police spokesperson said: “A 58 year old man has been charged with murder and firearm offences and is due to appear at Derry Magistrates Court on the morning of Saturday 19 October.”McLAUGHLIN CHARGED WITH MURDER OF MAN IN DERRY was last modified: October 18th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:58DerrydonegalKieran McLaughlinlast_img read more

DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2012

first_imgFATHER HUGH CURRISTANThe death has occurred of Father Hugh Curristan, PP, English Martyrs, York and of Donegal Town. Reposing at the home of his late brother Eunan, Waterloo Place, Donegal town, today, Thursday. Removal tomorrow, Friday at 11am to St. Agatha’s Church, Clar for concelebrated Funeral Mass at 12 noon, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations, in lieu, to The Alzheimer’s Society Donegal. House private from 11am tonight, Thursday and tomorrow morning.  ROSEANNE BONNERThe death has taken place at Dungloe District Hospital of Roseanne Bonner, Main Street, Dungloe. Reposing at the home her daughter Margaret Martin at Quay Road, Dungloe. Funeral Mass on tomorrow, Friday, at 11am in St Crona’s Church, Dungloe, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. The house is private please from 11pm to 9am. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to Dungloe Patients’ Comfort Fund c/o Shaun Mc Glynn Funeral Director or any family member.CLAIRE MCGLYNNThe sudden death has taken place at Galway University Hospital of Mrs Claire Mc Glynn, nee Watson, 16 Castle View, Raphoe. Her remains are reposing at her late residence. Funeral Mass at 11am tomorrow, Friday, in St Eunan’s Church, Raphoe, with burial afterwards in the family plot. Family time please from 11pm to 11am, family and friends only please on the morning of the funeral.  DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2012 was last modified: March 29th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:2012DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR THURSDAYMARCH 29last_img read more

NEW RURAL BUS SERVICE LAUNCHED FOR DONEGAL

first_imgA newly restructured daily transport service connecting West Donegal to Letterkenny via Churchill has been launched by Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Alan Kelly TD.This launch took place at Failte Ireland Tourist Centre, Letterkenny this morning. Working closely with local communities and business, SITT have restructured an existing service that operates from Dungloe to Letterkenny daily. This new service is to commence on Monday 2nd July 2012.SITT, set up in 2002 by South West Donegal Communities Partnership Ltd. is managed by a Board of Management from the voluntary and community sector, funded by the Dept. of Transport, Tourism and Sport, managed by the National Transport Authority (NTA) and is based in Killybegs.The focus of rural transport is to address unmet transport needs of rural dwellers and provide an accessible affordable service based on that need.SITT as part of its ongoing monitoring and reviewing of services, have restructured a daily service that runs from Dungloe to Letterkenny. This service is now commencing at the Pier in Burtonport every morning to meet the ferries from Arranmor, stopping in Dungloe, Loughanure, Crolly, Dunlewy, Glenveagh, redirecting into Churchill, Sockar Road and on into Letterkenny.This is an open transport service where passengers who own a Free Travel Pass may use it and for all other passengers there is a promotional fare of only €3 return for the summer months!Careful thought and consultation has gone into the timetable so that third level students, trainees attending the various training centres and daily commuters arrive into Letterkenny before 9.00am and have a return service again in the evening.This service is also ideal for people who have to attend hospital appointments or clinics in Letterkenny or Dungloe hospitals.The bus will deliver you right to the hospital door. Once the bus has delivered all passengers into Letterkenny, it will commence a return service from Letterkenny to Burtonport.This leg of the service is ideal public transport provision for visitors coming on main line transport services into Letterkenny and who wish to connect to West Donegal. It is also an excellent service for people who wish to visit Arranmore Island, or the New Daniel O Donnell visitor centre in Dungloe, Glenveagh Castle and National Park, The Glebe Gallery, Gartan Outdoor Education Centre, Dunlewy – Ionad Cois Locha, Poison Glen, and Mount Errigal.This service will enable connection to Bus Éireann and other services that travel to Dublin, Belfast, Derry, Sligo, Galway etc.SITT are encouraging commuters to leave the car at home and hop on the bus so that an affordable sustainable service can continue after this pilot is completed in December of this year.You can book your seat on the service, head off for the day and visit the wonders of West Donegal and return home again for a humble €3 return, or free if in possession of the Free Travel Pass. So as they say, the wheels of the bus are going round and round…………………………. For further information or enquires please contact the SITT office on 003537497 41644 or email sitt@eircom.netNEW RURAL BUS SERVICE LAUNCHED FOR DONEGAL was last modified: June 28th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

DDTV: WATCH VIDEO OF THE RATHMULLAN RAFT RACE

first_imgIT lashed with rain. And spectators were wrapped in coats and sheltered under umbrellas.But that didn’t stop some very hardy souls taking to Lough Swilly on Sunday for the annual Rathmullan Raft Race.Footage from Paul Deeney.Click to play  DDTV: WATCH VIDEO OF THE RATHMULLAN RAFT RACE was last modified: July 30th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DDTV: WATCH VIDEO OF THE RATHMULLAN RAFT RACElast_img read more

TÁ JIMÍ AG BAINT CLUICHÍ LE COLÁISTE AILIGH

first_imgYOU’VE heard the original ‘Jimmy’s Winning Matches’ by Kilcar man Rory Gallagher. And you’ve probably heard a few other versions you wished you hadn’t.But this is right up there with the original – the Irish version from the students and teachers of Coláiste Ailigh in Letterkenny.It is absolutely superb.We’re sure Rory will approve. Scoláirí agus múinteoirí Choláiste Ailigh, Leitir Ceanainn ag ceol leagan Gaeilge den amhrán ‘Jimmy’s winning matches’. Meán Fómhair 2012. Tír Chonaill Abú!Click to play. TÁ JIMÍ AG BAINT CLUICHÍ LE COLÁISTE AILIGH was last modified: September 21st, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:jimmy’s winning matches Irish versionletterkennyTÁ JIMÍ AG BAINT CLUICHÍ LE COLÁISTE AILIGHlast_img read more

SAM’S WORLD TOUR OF DONEGAL – RYAN SHEDS A TEAR AT MASSIVE BUNCRANA HOMECOMING

first_imgHE’S Buncrana’s favourite son – and when Ryan Bradley returned to his home town last night more than 10,000 people turned up to welcome him. The party atmosphere in Inishowen’s largest town was electric.No wonder Ryan shed a tear.Click Play on this Wallace Media video to watch  SAM’S WORLD TOUR OF DONEGAL – RYAN SHEDS A TEAR AT MASSIVE BUNCRANA HOMECOMING was last modified: September 28th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:SAM’S WORLD TOUR OF DONEGAL – RYAN SHEDS A TEAR AT MASSIVE BUNCRANA HOMECOMINGlast_img read more

DONEGAL PEOPLE ASKED FOR THEIR SAY ON THE ‘WILD ATLANTIC WAY’ TOURISM PROJECT

first_imgFáilte Ireland is calling for local communities in Donegal to get involved in the development of a significant new driving route for the west coast.The Wild Atlantic Way is set to be Ireland’s first long-distance driving route for tourists, featuring a 1,400km driving route from Donegal to West Cork.The tourism authority will be holding a series of public exhibitions and consultation sessions along the west coast in November and December. Two meetings will be held in County Donegal and these include –DONEGAL TOWN – Wednesday 5th December @ 11am to 2pm in the Millpark HotelLETTERKENNY – Wednesday 5th December @ 4.30pm to 7.30pm in the Radisson Blu Hotel.Over the past three months, Fáilte Ireland together with all the Local Authorities along the West Coast – including the Leader Companies, Údaras na Gaeltachta and the Western Development Commission – has examined a range of route options for the Wild Atlantic Way. It is now seeking the views of tourism businesses and communities on a preferred route which has been identified.Funding of €1.8 million was announced earlier this year for a pilot stage of the Wild Atlantic Way project in Connemara which is now under way.Speaking today about the project, Paddy Mathews from Fáilte Ireland said “The next two years will involve a lot of hard work – developing a series of world class viewing points along the west coast, erecting directional signs, developing loops and itineraries in each of the destinations through which the route passes and devising a comprehensive marketing strategy and campaign.“Most importantly though, we will be working with the local tourism industry so that they are ready to capitalise on the opportunities that will be on offer as a result of the Wild Atlantic Way.”Fáilte Ireland will publish a Route Identification Report on its website (www.failteireland.ie/wildatlanticway) on Wednesday 14th November, which will contain proposals for a ‘preferred route’ for the Wild Atlantic Way. Views and comments are being invited and should be received in writing by Friday 14th December. To begin the development process, the spine of the route will be identified – the single route that will lead the visitor along the Atlantic coast – and then later in 2013, it will be supplemented by identifying loops off the spine which will encourage visitors to circulate within the wider destinations along the west coast.It is anticipated that the Wild Atlantic Way will be launched in 2014 – the current stage, identifying the route, is only the start of the process to develop a driving route to rival the best in the world.DONEGAL PEOPLE ASKED FOR THEIR SAY ON THE ‘WILD ATLANTIC WAY’ TOURISM PROJECT was last modified: November 13th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalFailte IrelandThe Wild Atlantic Waylast_img read more

ARE YOU READY FOR THE WINTER WOOLY WARMER?!

first_imgMember of Letterkenny Roatary Club with Dr. John Murray head of Little Angels HostelLetterkenny Rotary Club is running a night time 5k race and walk this Thursday in Aid of the Little Angels Hostel and Rotary Charities.The Little angels hostel provides homes for 8 young adults who have no homes for themselves. Most of them have no parents. The hostel provides house parents who look after cooking and funding etc. They are presently running at a massive deficit due to cutbacks and any money raised through the winter wollie warmer is badly needed.The Charities that the Rotary Club support include the shelter box appeal which are at present doing outstanding work in Haiyan. The event will take place at 9.30pm and participants are asked to wrap up warm. Each entrant will be given a High Vis vest and registration will take place in Divers Hyundai Garage from 7pm. Entry fee is €8 ARE YOU READY FOR THE WINTER WOOLY WARMER?! was last modified: November 19th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Letterkenny Rotary ClubWinter Wooly Warmerlast_img read more