Annual Saddle Rock Swim at Malin Head

The Annual Swim from the Saddle Rock to Portmore Pier at Malin Head will be held on 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 Colm on 086 4031428 or Annmarie Coffey on 085 7108707.

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 to be 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 of games. Presentation and BBQ will follow in Doherty’s Bar, Umgal at 9.30pm.

Musical Battle of the Pubs Competition: A Grand Musical ‘Battle of the Pubs’ Competition will be held in the local pubs in Malin Head during August with the final to be held in September. First Prize is 500 euro, and there are Prizes for 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th places. Venues are: Saturday August 4th : Crossroads Bar. Sunday August 5th: Seaview Bar. Friday August 17th: Doherty’s Bar, Umgal. Saturday August 25th: Farren’s Bar. All starting at 9pm.

The Grand Final will be held on Saturday, September 8th in Malin Head Community Centre starting at 9.30pm.

Competitor’s entry fee is 10 euro, and three contestants will go through from each venue to the final in September. Door on the night of the Final: children: 3 euro; adults: 5 euro; with family concessions. For more information, or to register as a contestant, either contact the Malin Head Community Centre on 074 9370478 or register at the venue. All proceeds in aid of Malin Head Community Centre

The Annual Sports Day in Malin Head will be held on Wednesday, 15th August. Join in the races and football or try out some of the sideshows! Great social occasion and a chance to meet up with friends and family.

Sports Dance: This year it is planned to resurrect the traditional Sports Day Dance. The Sports Dance and Social will be held in Malin Head Community Hall on Wednesday, 15th August, with music by Capricorn. Dancing is from 10pm to 2am, with tea served at 12midnight. Come along and dance the night away!

Glengad Community Resource Centre is following on from the successful boat building project in 2009 with the launch of The Heritage Revival Project this autumn 2012. We are inviting individuals and groups to a Workshop to discuss this project on 8th August at 8pm in the Glengad Community Resource Centre with refreshments being served. We hope to follow this up with woodwork classes on 13th,20th,27th and 3rd of September. This will culminate in the setting up of the Drontheim Boat Building project which will commence from 10th September 2012. Full details will be shared at the above mentioned meeting with a question and answer session. In the meantime please refer to the web site

Glengad Community Resource Centre would like you to take part in the following ....Vivid Performances Performing Arts Summer Camp from 25 July to 28 July for times and cost please call the Centre on 0749379969 Oran’s Challenge August Bank Holiday Monday 6 August cycle or run or both adults challenge to raise money for Oran’s Cycling School developing childrens fitness 5 eurosingle 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

Tea will be served in Malin Prespyterian Church Hall every Saturday during the month of July and August from 2.30pm until 5pm. Visitors will be welcome to look around the Church and graveyard and to read about the history of the church. All welcome.

“Carndonagh Community Market, as part of Feel Good Fortnight, are having a Children’s Fun Day this Saturday 28th July from 12-3 in the Colgan Hall, Carndonagh. As well as our usual range of quality produce and products on sale, we will have activities all afternoon for the little ones - including card making, face painting, gardening workshop, watercolour painting, cupcake decorating, herbal tea tasting, knitting and arabic dance!

The blessing of the graves in Malin Parish will take place in Aughaclay on Sunday 19th August at 3pm and Lagg Cemetery at 5pm on the same day.

Malin Bingo winners -130 euro winners: Mickey Mc daid, Glengad, Rosemary Doherty, Malin, Brian Diver, Moville and Mary Mc Gonagle, Ballyheeney, Malin Head. 65euro: winner Helena Bradley, Carndonagh. Bingo takes place every Sunday night in St. Patrick’s Hall, Malin commencing at 8.30pm.

Malin Parish Draw winners - 200 euro: Mary Ellen Dixon, Ballyloskey, carding. 130 euro: Marie Doherty, Killourt, Malin Head and 65 euro: Jim Quigley, Sleiveban, Malin Head.

Glengad United Lotto Results. No jackpot winner. 50 euro winner Ellen Mc Laughlin, Killourt, Malin Head. Jackpot this week 700 euro

Malin GAA : Congratulations to the Donegal Senior Football Panel who retained the Anglo Celt Cup on Sunday by defeating Down in Clones. A special mention must go to our very own Declan Walsh who was drafted into the starting 15 as a late replacement and gave another flawless performance in the Donegal defence. Declan also managed to chip in with 2 important points from his position in the full back line when the game hung in the balance in the opening half.

He now has an Ulster senior medal to add to his provincial Minor and Under 21 medal collection.

A very successful Cul Camp took place last week with 175 children in attendance, a fantastic turnout and thankfully the weather held up while Donegal senior captain Michael Murphy and Declan Walsh both made appearances during the week.

Thanks to camp coordinator Maria McLaughlin, head coach Charlie Byrne, and all the coaches and helpers with a special thanks to Celia and James Boyce and Susan Byrne who worked in the shop all week.

Go raibh mile maith agaibh to everyone who helped make the ceili on Friday night such a success. Thanks to all those who attended the event, baked, made sandwiches, provided biscuits, buns etc.

Also a special thanks to the 19 who helped make the tea, served the food, sold tickets, helped at the door and tidied up. Many hands make light work.

There was no winner of this weeks lotto jackpot. The sequence drawn was 7,6,4,3,2,1,5. The 50 euro winner was Pat O Donnell, Redford, Culdaff with the 20 eurosellers prize going to John Collins. Next week’s lotto jackpot is 2,550 euro and we thank the local community for its continued support.

Finally, a big shout out to Sean Owen, who managed to get himself, 30 passengers and approximately 2,000 Donegal supporters lost by taking a wrong turn on the road between Clones and Monaghan Town on Sunday!

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