Dungloe area notes
Approx 10km will take place on Sunday 25th July departing from Ionad Teampall Chróine at 1pm. All welcome young and old. This is not a race. Safety helmets must be worn.
Forbairt na Rosann and Ionad Teampall Chróine would like to wish the Burtonport Festival all the best in the coming week 17th July to 24th July.
We would also like to wish the Mary from Dungloe Festival good luck for the following week Saturday 24th July to Monday 1st August.
Tidy Towns Lotto Results: Saturday 17th July 2010: 2, 16, 23, 24. No Jackpot Winner Next Week’s Jackpot is €3,150. €50 winners, James Durnin Croveigh Dungloe & Louise Gallagher Arlands Burtonport. Draw held in Ionad Teampall Chróine every Saturday at 8pm.
Safepass Course is being offered at Ionad Teampaill Chróine, Dungloe. To register contact 074 95 22198. Read more
As part of its response to the difficult social and economic climate in the area Forbairt na Rosann Teo is leading the production of a new social and economic development plan for Dungloe and the Rosses.
Forbairt Na Rosann is the local community development, business and educational development group based in Ionad Teampall Chróine, Chapel Road, Dungloe, Co. Donegal.
Sean Bonner, Cathaoirleach of Forbairt na Rosann Teo, announced that, through an introduction meeting organised through the offices of Pat the Cope Gallagher, MEP, the plan would be co-ordinated by a highly experienced consultant, Frank Dolaghan, Managing Director of Mentor Economic Developments.
Already on 96 caps Shay Given is edging towards the 100 mark
Donegal’s Shay Given has been named in the 24-man Irish squad to take on Australia in the new Thomand Park, Limerick, next Wednesday.
If he is selected Shay will be earning his 97th cap, just three off the legendary 100 mark for the Republic of Ireland.
When you consider that his equally famous predecessor, Irish and Celtic goalkeeper Packie Bonner from the Rosses ended his career with a total of 80 caps, Given’s performance can be put into an even greater context.
In terms of Donegal’s contribution to net minding for the Irish Republic Packie made his first international debut against Poland in 1981.
To think that the fate of Irish soccer has been in the hands of two Donegal men for the last quarter century, is certainly interesting to contemplate – in fact it is an amazing statistic.
Givens has found a new lease of life after transferring from Newcastle to Manchester City earlier in the year and barring misfortune or injury, the Donegal man will pass one of the great milestone in Irish and world soccer – gaining 100 caps for playing at international level.
Now that will certainly be something to cheer about!