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January 12th 2005

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Donegal GAA squad in McKenna Cup action

Donegal Town’s, Barry Dunnion fires the ball upfield under pressure from a St Mary’s College player in last Sunday’s second McKenna cup game in Fr Tierney Park, Ballyshannon, which Donegal won comprehensively by a scoreline of 3-09 to 0-9 Photo by Jason McGarrigle

Dunkineely Celtic Notes

The Dunkineely Celtic Annual Christmas draw took place on Sunday Night. Winners were: 1st, €500, Teddy Harrison; 2nd, TV/DVD, Eileen McMullin; 3rd, DVD sponsored by McIntyres Bar, Katie O’Donnell; 4th, €50, petrol voucher sponsored by Gallagher’s Bruckless, Charlotte O’Donnell; 5th, Replica jersey sponsored by Mac’s Bar, Desmond Gallagher jnr; 6th, Meal Voucher sponsored by Harvey’s Point, Pauric Duddy; 7th, Voucher sponsored by the House Of Beauty, Philip Floyd jnr; 8th, Sunday lunch for 2 sponsored by Castlemurray House, John McShane; 9th, Boxed wine set sponsored by O’Donnell Motors, Jason Armstrong; 10th, €50 voucher sponsored by Shovlin Florists, Noel Howley; 11th, €50 voucher sponsored by Sean McGuinness Hardware, Mary Doherty; 12th, Sunday Lunch for 2 sponsored by The Ringfort Inn, Joseph Ward; 13th, €50 voucher sponsored by Floyd’s Mace, Michelle Battles; 14th, €50 voucher sponsored by Inver Spar, Tori McIntyre.
The club wish to thank all those who sponsored prizes and bought tickets.
The club is planning its annual weekend away to Castlebar on the 4th, 5th and 6th of March 2005. Those interested in travelling should leave their names in Mac’s Bar as soon as possible. A deposit of €50 will be required.
The committee wish all players and supporters a very Happy New Year. Many thanks for your support in 2004.
The next home game is on Sunday January 16th against St Catherines. Kick off is at 2pm. Come along and support the lads.

Donegal Town and District Finn Harps Supporters Club Notes

Finn Harps Supporters Club members with players, Chrissie Breen, Tom Mohan, Kevin McHugh and James Gallagher, pictured at a reception in Dom’s Pier 1 when the players brought the league trophy to Donegal Town. Photo by Jason McGarrigle

I would like to start by wishing you all a very happy & peaceful new year. On Saturday 11th December, the club had a very successful night of celebration for winning the First Division Championship in Dom’s Pier 1, Donegal Town. We would like to thank Finn Harps players, Tom Mohan, Kevin McHugh, Chris Breen and James Gallagher for attending. It was a great night, and fun was had by both young and old, getting their photos and autographs with the players and the cup. We would also like to thank the Abbey Hotel and Charlie Martin of the Star Bar who looked after us very well as we made our way around the town with the cup. Here’s hoping we have something to celebrate this time next year as well!
A presentation for ‘Club Person of the Year’ was made on the night - the recipient being myself. It was a bit of a surprise as I didn’t even know we were having such a prize - and me chairman of the club!! Thank you to everyone involved and thanks for all the help throughout the year, even those of you who aren’t around anymore - you know who you are. A draw was also held for a signed Finn Harps shirt for members of the Supporters Club, which was won by Francis Martin, Ardeskin Heights, Donegal Town. Well done. So once again Happy New Year and see you all in Finn Park come the end of March. Watch this space for the next meeting of the Supporters Club.

Andrew McElhinney

Donegal Golf Club, Murvagh

“Words to the fore - again”

In the final full competion of 2004, Daire Woods produced another score in the sixties to see his handicap fast approach single figures (advice from his uncle has fallen on deaf ears). It’s refreshing to see somebody trying to get the lowest score possible, without worrying about handicaps, teams or prizes.
The category prizes were distributed to the usual suspects, with scores carefully close to standard scratch. It’s good to see the Captain featuring so early in his year, but maybe that’s as a result of some building in the past.
Results: Christmas Cracker - 19th December: Daire Woods (18) 41 points. Gerry Forde (19) 39 points. Tom Morrow (16) 38 points. Cat 1, M Tracey (9) 38 points. P Farragher (10) 36 points. Cat 2. Hugh Cassidy (16) 38 points. Pat Brogan (17) 38 points. Cat Three: Jason Maguire (18) 38 points. John Sinclair (20) 37 points.
Forthcoming fixtures. Weekend 15/16 January. Singles - proceeds to Asian Disaster fund. Entry minimum €10.
On Behalf of the Captain and committee - happy golfing in 2005.
Michael Neary, PRO.

Copany Rovers

Copany Rovers held a very successful Christmas draw in the Dew Drop Inn on the 18th December. Great credit has to go to Karen Kerrigan who organised it. We would like to congratulate all the prize winners – Mary Kilpatrick, €2,000; Seamus Hannafin, €1,000; Irene Timoney, €500; and the seven other prize winners who were all local. Thanks to ticket sellers, everyone who supported us and for the Dew Drop Inn for the use of their premises. The club would like to take this opportunity to wish all our footballers, sponsors, supporters, and all the other clubs, a happy 2005. Pictured is Karen Kerrigan (left) and Brian Kilpatrick (right) presenting the winners of the Christmas draw with their prizes. Mary Kilpatrick won €2,000 and Seamus Hannafin won €1,000. Not present was Irene Timoney who won €500. Photo: Jason McGarrigle


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