MAYOR AND COUNCIL CONGRATULATE DONEGAL’S TIDY TOWNS COMMITTEES

first_imgThe Mayor of Donegal Cllr. Frank McBrearty, on behalf of Donegal County Council, congratulates all the towns and villages in Co. Donegal who participated in this year’s SuperValu Tidy Towns Competition.Speaking after yesterday’s Award Ceremony in the Helix in Dublin, the Mayor paid tribute to the hard work and dedication of the many volunteers throughout the county who do trojan work throughout the year to have their towns and villages ready for the annual competition.He especially acknowledged the towns of Letterkenny and Glenties who received Gold Medal awards, Raphoe and Buncrana who received Silver Medal awards and Carraig Airt who received the Gaeltacht award and Manorcunningham who were recognised for their endeavours in their second year in the competition. He also offered congratulations to the Buncrana Lighthouse Restoration Project who received a Heritage Award and Letterkenny which was also recognised by Failte Ireland as one of ten Tourism Towns in the country.He stated that “being from Raphoe, I see first hand the tremendous work done by the Tidy Towns Committee throughout the entire year and achieving a Silver Award in the Tidy Towns Competition is a wonderful achievement for the town, the committee and all the volunteers and workers. The adjudicators described their visit to Raphoe as ‘a delight’ and this is testament to the strong community spirit that is alive and well in the town and among all its residents.”The County Manager, Mr. Seamus Neely, joined with the Mayor in congratulating all the participants of the Tidy Towns Competition. He said that ‘these towns and villages are all worthy of an award and are a great example of what can be achieved by working together in a local community.“The enthusiasm, pride and dedication of people in their communities have been reflected in the adjudicators reports and this is something that every Tidy Town Committee should be proud of.”  MAYOR AND COUNCIL CONGRATULATE DONEGAL’S TIDY TOWNS COMMITTEES was last modified: September 11th, 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:County Manager Seamus NeelyMayor Frank McBreartyTIDT TOWNS COMPETITIONlast_img read more

DONEGAL SFC QUARTER-FINAL PREVIEW: BITTER RIVALS ARDARA AND NAOMH CONAILL ALL SET FOR CRUCIAL CLASH

first_imgPaddy McGrath will be a key man for Ardara in their Donegal SFC quarter-final against Naomh Conaill.In 2009, old foes Naomh Conaill and Ardara faced each other in the Donegal SFC quarter-final, it was expected that Glenties would dispose of their rivals at ease, but that’s not how it panned out.Ardara took Naomh Conaill to the pin of their collar and forced the game into a replay.In the subsequent replay, after sixty minutes the two sides still couldn’t be separated so the game was brought into extra-time. Naomh Conaill eventually won through in the end in what was a truly epic two-game club championship series.Five years have passed since that encounter, and since then Naomh Conaill have won a Donegal SFC, they defeated Killybegs in 2010, and also reached the Ulster Final that season.Naomh Conaill under the stewardship of Paddy Campbell have ambitions of taking the Dr Maguire cup back to Glenties.With Anthony Thompson, Dermot Molloy and Dara Gallagher at their disposal they have the firepower to do so. Ardara were unlucky not to reach the Donegal SFC final last year, after being narrowly defeated by one point by eventual champions Glenswilly.They’ll be hoping they can go one better this year, and would love to send their local rivals tumbling out of the championship and book a semi-final spot.They’ve enjoyed a consistent season, they’re a consistent team, and have a great championship pedigree.Naomh Conaill are expected to beat Ardara on Saturday, but the Ardara men will have something to say about that.It wouldn’t be surprising of this game needed another replay to decide the winner. The game is at Tir Chonaill Park, Donegal Town, with throw-in at 4pm.It’s going to be close and with a lot at stake, it’s hard to pick a winner.Naomh Conaill have greater experience in big matches, so they might just shade it.VERDICT – NAOMH CONAILL DONEGAL SFC QUARTER-FINAL PREVIEW: BITTER RIVALS ARDARA AND NAOMH CONAILL ALL SET FOR CRUCIAL CLASH was last modified: October 17th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:ArdaraDonegal SFCDonegal SFC PreviewGAANaomh ConaillnewsSportlast_img read more