Charity sponsored walk from Derry to Buncrana

Niamh Murrin, Cahir Doran, Sarah Jane Duignan, Louise Doherty, Damian Chan and Brendan Doran pictured at the Donegla Youth services Intercultural day at Swan Park. (3007SL63)
Niamh Murrin, Cahir Doran, Sarah Jane Duignan, Louise Doherty, Damian Chan and Brendan Doran pictured at the Donegla Youth services Intercultural day at Swan Park. (3007SL63)
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Ann’s Boxercise and Fitness Classes is organising a sponsored Walk from Derry to Buncrana on Sunday, 12th August beginning at 1p.m. The walk will be in aid of 3 charities: Foyle/Donegal Hospice Support Group, GROW, (Community Mental Health Movement) and St. Joseph’s Boxing Club, Derry. Last year this group did their first Derry to Buncrana walk and there were over 100 walkers and over 7,436 euro was raised for 3 different charities. The group is hoping for the same or more walkers this year. To date 110 people have signed up for the walk, but with 2 weeks to the walk they are hoping for more participants. The walk is open to members of the public, men and women (16+). If you would like to do the walk or maybe help out on the day or make a donation, please contact Ann on 086 3238437 .

Buncrana Leisure Centre – Kids’ Swim Week starting Monday 13th – 18th August and Monday 20th – 25th August 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. For more information please telephone the Leisure Centre 074 9361000

Odhran Feeney and Kyle Keys enjoying the parade during the Donegal Youth Services Intercultural Fun Day at Buncrana last weekend.  (3007JB50)

Odhran Feeney and Kyle Keys enjoying the parade during the Donegal Youth Services Intercultural Fun Day at Buncrana last weekend. (3007JB50)

The Annual Swim from the Saddle Rock to Portmore Pier at Malin Head will be held this Sunday, 5th August in aid of the Oncology Unit. There will be a bouncy castle on the beach for kids from 1pm and the swim will commence at 3.30pm. Anyone wishing to participate can contact Colmon 086 4031428 or Annmarie Coffey on 085 7108707.

A Ladies’ Charity Open golf competitionis to be held at Buncrana Golf Club today in aid of Breast Cancer.Entry fee 10 euro. All support greatly appreciated. For further details contact club on (93)62279.

The Annual Brian Glackin Memorial Cup will be played at the pitch at Gortnamullan, Malin Head, on Saturday 11th August, commencing at 5pm. Team Rules: Panel of 11 players made up of: two ladies; two Men Over 40; 3 Signed Players and 4 other players.50 euro Entry fee per team. Seven players on the pitch at all times made up of 1 lady plus 1 over 40 male player and 5 other players. Teams turning up in Full Fancy Dress will be awarded a goal advantage in the first round games. Presentation and BBQ will follow in Doherty’s Bar, Umgal at 9.30pm.

Glengad Community Resource Centre would like you to take part in Oran’s Challenge next Monday, 6 August cycle or run or both adults challenge to raise money for Oran’s Cycling School developing children’s fitness. 5 euro single event, 10 euro double event. If you cannot run or ride please volunteer to marshall Please call 0749379969 Lisa’s Summer Fitness camp in Glengad from Tuesday 21 August to Saturday 25 August For times and costs please call 0749379969

A Cake Sale will be held in Desertegney Community Hall this Sunday, 5th August from 4 – 6 p.m. after Graveyard Mass.There will be tea, coffee and buns. Items required for sale on the day are cakes, buns, scones, sandwiches, jam and bread. Please support this fundraiser to aid the repair, maintenance and running of the Community Hall. For further information telephone 086 4023129.

The sailing school at Fahan has started again this year in Fahan Cree. Recently recognised as an Irish Sailing Association Training Centre there are five day sailing courses for beginners, or improvers, adults and young people each week until 24th August. All equipment is provided. There are still places available, just telephone Conor 00447703583420/04871261450.

An Emigrants’ Dance will be held in the Parish Hall this evening with dancing from 9 p.m.–late. Admission is 5 euro and all proceeds will go to the Parish Hall.

Fitness Classes continue in the Leisure Centre – Aqua Fit, Spin Bike, Yoga, Pilates, Step Aerobics and Zumba. A Beginners Pilates course has now started on Wednesdays at 6.30 p.m. Special price, for more details and to book telephone Clare 9362723 or 086 3811632. For details telephone 9

Join ‘Beach Bootcamp’ at Ludden Beach on Wednesdays at 6.30 and 7.30 p.m. and on Fridays at 7 a.m., 9.45 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Pram-ercise Fitness classes are held at the Shore Front on Mondays from 5 – 6 p.m., Tuesdays 9.45 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays at 9.45 a.m. and 11 a.m. For further information telephone 086 3238437.

Boogie Bugs music and movement classes in Buncrana Leisure Centre for ages 3 - 6 every Wednesday from 4-5pm. Guitar music, singing, dancing, instruments, musical fun and games. Educational and confidence building, new faces welcome! facebook: Boogie Bugs or call 0863068655.

Welcome into God’s family Daithi Patrick James McConnell and Finn Charlie Donaghey who were baptised recently.

Your prayers are asked for Michael McNelis and Jeannie McGrenra who was buried recently and for her family and friends saddened by their loss.

Parish Draw winners, 1st 500 euro, Bernie Fullerton, Umricam, promoter 30 euro Bernie Fullerton; 2nd 300 euro – Sheenagh Gallivan, Scoil Iosagain, promoter 20 euro Bronagh Coyle; 3rd 150 euro – Mickie McLaughlin, Linsfort, promoter 20 euro Mary E. Doherty.

In Week 23 of the i.C.A.R.E weekly draw - 1st Prize Hughie Gill 300 euro, promoter Ryan Gill 20 euro, 2nd Prize Aisling Deeney 150 euro, promoter David McConnell 15 euro,, 3rd Prize Laura Doherty 75 euro, promoter Donna Jackson 15 euro. Week 24 winners - 1st prize Jeannie Mc Laughlin 300 euro, promoter Susan Mc Grory Kelly 20 euro, 2nd prize Kyle Doherty 150 euro, promoter Rosemary Callaghan 15 euro, 3rd prize Sinead Mc Colgan 75 euro, promoter Liam Mc Colgan 15 euro, Week 24 icare weekly draw - 1st prize Jeannie Mc Laughlin 300 euro,promoter Susan Mc Grory Kelly 20 euro, 2nd prize Kyle Doherty 150 euro promoter, Rosemary Callaghan 15 euro; 3rd prize Sinead Mc Colgan 75 euro, promoter Liam Mc Colgan 15 euro, Congratulations to all our winners, not too late to sign up to our weekly draw all for only 1 euro per week. Phone Darren McLaughlin iCARE Fundraising Officer on 0868602033 for more info.

The winning numbers in the 2,920 euro jackpot lotto draw were as follows: 2-9-23-29. There was no jackpot winner and the five 20 euro prizes which went to Leo Gill, Hillcrest, Ardaravan, Della Kelly and Family, Burnfoot, Hugh McGonagle, 53 Marion Park, Jean O’Flaherty, Main Street and Molly McMenamin, Castle Avenue

The winning numbers in the 2,940 euro G.A.A. jackpot lotto draw were as follows: 3-5-11-21. There was no jackpot winner this week and the five 20 euro prizes went to G. Powell, Cahir O’Doherty Avenue, Della Kelly and Family, Burnfoot, Niall Crossan, 52 Cockhill Park, Sheila Ivers, Creagh, Clonmany and the Arbuckle Sisters, 15a Cluain Mhuire.

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