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Great crowd expected for annual Milford 10k/5k race this Saturday

All roads (and footpaths!) lead to Milford this Saturday for the annual 10K or 5K race.

With the forecast looking good, why not get down to the fun event and blow off the cobwebs?

Registration is at Mulroy College from 9:30am and the race commences at 11am.

Whether you walk, jog or run, this race promises a great atmosphere with plenty of refreshments and prizes afterwards at Mulroy College.

Come out to support two real genuine causes – Milford Athletic Club and Mulroy College.

See you there!

Milford GAA Notes

By Barry McNulty

*Division 2 - PRESENTATION*

CLG BnaG v Malin

Moyle Park, Saturday @ 4.30 & 6pm

The final home game of the season will be a historic event this Saturday as our Seniors collect the Division 2 title for the first time in the Clubs history. The Seniors and Reserves will take on Malin, who are preparing for a Senior Championship quarter final, with the cup being presented afterwards. The support all season at home and away has been fantastic and it would be great to see as large a crowd as possible down for the presentation on Saturday to mark a significant achievement. There will be plenty of tea and refreshments available after the game as well as an underage match at half time. We would encourage as many people as possible to please come out and get behind the lads and join in the celebrations afterwards. Throw in times are at 4.30pm for the Reserves with the Seniors at 6pm.

*Division 2*

CLG BnaG 2-15 St Nauls 1-11

It wasn't a vintage performance from the boys on Saturday but nevertheless they got the deserved 2 points against a battling St Nauls that were fighting for their Division 2 survival. They got off to a nightmare start when a soft St Nauls penalty gave the visitors a 1-1 to no score lead after 6 minutes. Again though the boys grew into the game and despite a big penalty claim for themselves late in the half going unanswered, went in ahead at the break 0-7 to 1-3 thanks to some great points from Luke Barrett, Gary Merritt, Christopher Barrett and Cathal Mc Gettigan. Early in the second half the boys got a stroke of luck to further their lead when a Sean Black effort from distance slipped through the keepers hands and into the back of the net. Na Galloglaigh were much improved in the second half but never put St Nauls to the sword and they kept battling back, despite being reduced to 14 men midway through the half. Some nice scores from distance by Nauls were traded with some lovely quick moves for scores from Na Galloglaigh, and one of those moves resulted in a great second goal. From a short kick out Tj Evesson played a great ball in that was brilliantly caught by PJ Hagan who fed Darragh Black off the shoulder to finish to the net. From then on Na Galloglaigh always had the Mountcharles men at arms length and seen out the game for a comfortable 2-15 to 1-11 win. With Four Masters losing to MacCumhaills on Sunday it opened up a 5 point lead at the top of the table and secured a historic league victory for Danny and his team. Team: Caolan Mc Gettigan, Kieran Sheridan, Barry McNulty, TJ Evesson, Gary Merritt (0-1), Paddy Peoples, Jonny Logue, Joey Cullen, Sean Black (1-0), David Curley, Luke Barrett (0-2), Cathal McGettigan (0-5), PJ Hagan (0-2), Christopher Barrett (0-4), Kyle Black (0-1). Subs: Pauric Curley for Sheridan (HT), Darragh Black for K. Black (1-0) 45m, Anthony Fisher for L. Barrett (50m), Gavin Grier for Evesson (55m), Enda McHugh for Hagan (60m), Martin Doyle, Dean Burgess, Brandon Toye, Caolan Bolton

*U15 Development Squad*
Well done to Conor Coll and Rory O’Donnell who featured in the U15 Development squad that played their final blitz of the season with games against Antrim, Down and Derry in Owenbeg.

*Minor Championship*

Glenswilly v CLG BnaG

Glenswilly, Friday @ 6.30pm

Our Minors take on Glenswilly this Friday in the semi final of the Div 2 Northern Minor Championship. The game throws in at 6.30pm and there will be extra time if necessary. Red Hughs play Cloughaneely in the other semi final. All support greatly appreciated.

*Intermediate Championship*

CLG BnaG v Naomh Columba & Naomh Brid

Convoy, Friday 23rd @ 7.30 & 9pm

Its a case of Friday night lights for the lads for the Quarter Finals of the Championship. The good news is that both Seniors and Reserves will be in the same venue for their fixtures with the Reserves palying Naomh Columba at 7.30pm and the Seniors taking on Naomh Brid at 9pm. All support greatly appreciated.

*Lotto*

This weeks lotto numbers were 7-10-17-21. No jackpot winner, 4 match 3 winners, win €20 each. Grace McFadden, Cian McGettigan, David Curley, and Mary & Fergus McGinley. Next weeks Jackpot is €1,180.

*Underage Coaching*

Anyone interested in getting involved in the coaching of underage teams are asked to contact Nigel Black (086-8128869) or Aidan Cannon (087-6784787)

*Lotto Database*

Lotto database players are reminded that end of year payments are now due. Anyone wishing to join the lotto database in 2016 can download the standing order form from the Club website or contact Joe McNulty. The benefits of joining the database are:

- Full family membership for 2016 included

- Entered into every draw every week

- Automatically in Christmas hamper draw (One for database members only)

- 11 weeks free entry to lotto draw

*Lotto Sellers Required*

The Club is seeking lotto sellers in the Milford, Ramelton and Rathmullan areas. If you are interested contact Joe McNulty on 086-8547114

*Contact Us*

For all information and queries contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., follow us on Twitter on @CLGBnaG, and on Facebook on www.facebook.com/clgbaile.nangalloglach or see our website www.clgbnag.com

*CLG BnaG Club Gear*

A selection of club gear is available to order. Photos and prices of these items are on the club website and on the new Team App. Orders can be placed with Agnes Ryan 0868194751

Donegal businessman bidding for gold at European Weightlifting Championship

Well known Letterkenny Businessman John Watson is heading to Amsterdam on Sunday to represent Ireland in the WDFPF European Championship Single Event in the Deadlift.

John Watson, of Watson Hire in Letterkenny, trains out of Rushe Fitness and has been powerlifting for 2 years.

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He sees this as the peak of his Powerlifting career so far.

“I started training with Emmet in Rushe Fitness back in January, after a lay off due to injury. Since then we have focused on improving my strength and my mobility in the lifts.”

This has seen John put 35kg on his Deadlift total since the start of the year.

“Emmet made a few tweaks to my technique and changed the way I approached the lift. It has helped me to steadily improve over the last 9 months and I am very excited to see what we can achieve in
Europe.”

John has already had success this year winning Silver in the IDFPA Full Power event in July and getting Gold In the IDFPA Deadlift championships in Cork in August.

Emmet can’t wait to see what he can achieve in Amsterdam.

“We have been working around a few recurring injuries since January” said Emmet, “but we have improved John with every phase of the program and he is physically and mentally ready for Europe.

“We will be expecting another personal best out of John and hopefully a European medal to go along with his others from this year.”

Saolta confirms two cases of ‘flesh-eating’ bug at Letterkenny hospital

Two cases of a rare ‘flesh-eating’ bug have been discovered at Letterkenny University Hospital.

Both cases, which were unconnected, were found at the Maternity Unit at the hospital.

It is understood the cases were discovered earlier this summer.

However a spokesman for Saolta University Health Care Group, on behalf of the hospital, stressed the disease was not contagious.

A spokesman confirmed to Donegal Daily that there was no risk to the babies involved in the cases.

“There were two unconnected confirmed cases of Necrotizing Fascilitis in LUH earlier this year in the Maternity Unit. Necrotizing Fascilitis is a relatively rare condition. It is not a contagious infection so other patients were not at risk.

“As the infection resides with the mother post delivery, there is no risk to the baby. Standard treatment was applied to address the condition including regular surgical debridement and antibiotic administration.”

It is understood that there are up to 20 cases of the disease across Ireland each year.

Milford AC News

By James Gibbons

Milford AC News 07/09/16

O’Donnell Leads Milford in Derry

Milford AC had another big turnout of runners adding to the record entry of over 1600 in last Sunday’s Waterside Half Marathon in Derry.

  The unfortunate occurrence of a road traffic accident on the course, prior to the start, delayed the race for up to an hour, which in turn affected all athletes with regard to warm-up, food intake etc.

  Milford’s leading runner, Peter O’Donnell made up for lost time at the start, as the Kilmacrennan man powered his way around the new style course in a pb of 1:21:53.  Damien McBride was in close proximity to Peter, the Milford mechanic running 4 seconds inside his best, recording a pb of 1:22:48 as he continues his impressive season of distance running.

 Marty Lynch bounced back from his disappointing run in the recent Donegal half marathon – due to a chest infection.  The Ramelton man was just outside his best with a great 1:23:48.  Michael McHugh set a pb of 1:30:56, making a great come back from a recent painful back injury.  James Whoriskey took in his 2nd half marathon in two weeks, the Lifford based teacher running a consistent 1:38:56.

  Nat Doherty was just outside his best with 1:44:54.  Mark Scott running well in his 2nd half marathon recording 1:47:20.  Teresa Winston led the Milford ladies contingent, finishing just outside her best with 1:53:38.  Aine Whoriskey continued her record breaking form, as she recorded her 2nd pb for the 13:1 mile distance, taking 45 seconds off her Donegal Half Marathon time, recording 1:52:57.  Francis Diver likewise improved on his Letterkenny outing by one minute recording 1:57:42.

  Barry Browne led a quartet in the 2:03 minute bracket.  The Milford garage proprietor running 2:03:03, followed by Jacqui Barrett in 2:03:08, Rosemary McGee 2:03:07, and Agnes Ryan taking in her 3rd half marathon of the season, recording 2:03:29.

  Bernie Gallagher is getting back to her best after a recent eye operation, with 2:09:42.  Fiona Blaney ran steady and strongly to record 2:10:34 running alongside 1st time half marathon, Frank McTaggart – the Ballyare man also finishing strongly in 2:10:34. 

  Club secretary Bernie O’Donnell only recently upped her mileage in preparation for the longer distance and with the pacing help of Paul Ryan ran a great 2:27:20.  Jim McCahill paced Sinead McTaggart and despite a very sore knee, ran very well to finish in 2:35:48.  The Ballyare woman is determined to complete the Dublin Marathon, where she will be running to raise money for Pieta House to build a centre in Donegal.

Brendan Boyce Home Coming

A large crowd turned up at Milford Hall on Friday night to welcome home Olympian Brendan Boyce.  The event was hosted by Milford Parish Community Games Committee, spearheaded by Mary O’Donnell.

  A cavalcade accompanied Brendan from Letterkenny, where he arrived at 6:15pm after travelling up from Cork.

  Presentations were made to Brendan to mark his 19th place finish in the 50km walk in the Rio Olympics 2 weeks earlier.  Manus O’Donnell representing the Milford Parish Community Games made a presentation to Brendan as did, Hugo Duggan from Milford AC, Joe McNulty from Baile na nGalloglach GAA, Noel Gillespie from Milford Utd. Soccer Club, from Bernie Gallagher representing Brendan’s sponsor – Marine Harvest Fanad and John Coyle from Milford Ju Jit Su.

  Guest speakers included Michael Galvin from Letterkenny AC, Danny McDaid 1972 and 1976 Olympian, and Patsy McGonagle athletics team manager for the last 5 Olympics.

  Thanks are extended to all who helped prior to the event and to all who helped on the night.  Brendan is on a short break in Milford before returning to training for a Road Walking Race in China before the end of September.

M2M Charity Cycle

The club extend congratulations to Hugh Coll and the 15 cyclists who raised a massive €15,400 for Donegal Mental Health and Ramelton Nursing Unit after their recent 400km cycle from Mitchelstown to Milford (M2M).

Juvenile Training

Juvenile training has just resumed after the summer break.  A large number of children turned up on Tuesday night last, where Brendan Boyce was on hand to demonstrate the techniques required for race walking.  Training times will be as last year, - Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:45-6:45pm at Milford pitches.

  As the numbers are increasing particularly in the younger age groups, more help is required to help out at training with regard to supervision.  Anyone willing to help out is asked to contact Hugh Coll.

Upcoming Events

The Donegal 5km road championships take place this Sunday in Buncrana, starting at 11am.

The Mulroy College 10km will take place in Milford on Saturday 17th September, starting at Mulroy College at 11am.

Up to 30 jobs to be created tomorrow with opening of new Letterkenny store

Up to 30 new jobs will be created in Letterkenny tomorrow with the opening of the Mr Price discount store.

The store will be located at the former McMahons Builders and Providers Store at Ballyraine on the outskirts of the town.

The large premises, which was formerly James Johnston and Sons, has been closed for almost four years.

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However, the new store is hoping to breath new life into the premises and attract customers through its doors.

Mr Price, which has a number of stores across Ireland, offers household and well-known branded products at discounted prices.

The store will open seven days a week and says it will offer shoppers products at the keenest prices.

The Mr Price group has signed a long-term lease on the 17,000 square foot premises, suggesting it plans to forge a strong business in the Cathedral Town.

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Drunk driver arrested in Buncrana after crashing into patrol car

A man has been arrested after he drove the wrong way up a one-way street in Buncrana while drunk.

The man then crashed into a wall and reversed into a garda patrol car.

The incident occurred around 4am in Buncrana on August 28 but details are only emerging now.

Gardai had been in pursuit of the driver after he accessed a one-way street – the car was then crashed into a wall on Ferris Lane.

The driver attempted to flee the scene but collided with the garda car. He then tried to escape on foot but was arrested by gardai.

Gardai say the driver didn’t have a licence and was over the drink drive limit. His car had no tax, no NCT and no insurance.

Nobody was injured during the incident and an investigation into the the matter is ongoing.

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Milford GAA Notes

By Barry McNulty

*Intermediate Championship*
Our Senior team have been drawn against Naomh Brid in the quarter final of the Intermediate Championship with our Reserves drawn against Naomh Columba. Dates and venues to be announced soon.

Intermediate Championship
CLG BnaG v Naomh Brid 
Aodh Ruadh v Naomh Ultan 
Burt v Cloughaneely 
Naomh Columba v St Nauls

Reserve Championship
Buncrana v Aodh Ruadh 
Fanad Gaels v St Nauls 
Cloughaneely v N Brid/N Colmcille 
Naomh Columba v CLG BnaG

*Division 2*
CLG BnaG v St Nauls
Moyle Park, Saturday @ 4.30 & 6pm

Our Seniors and Reserves return to league action this weekend when they welcome St Nauls to Moyle Park. Both sides had good wins over the Mountcharles men in the Championship last weekend and will be hoping for similar results come Saturday. Throw in times are at 4.30pm and 6pm and all support would be greatly appreciated. 

*Minor Ladies*
Naomh Mhuire v CLG BnaG
The Banks, Tonight (Tuesday) @ 6.45pm
Our Minor Ladies take on Naomh Mhuire in the Championship semi final in Annagry this evening. All support for the girls would be greatly appreciated.


*U13s*
CLG BnaG v Letterkenny Gaels

Moyle Park, Tomorrow (Wednesday) @ 6.30pm
Our U13s welcome Letterkenny Gaels to Moyle Park tomorrow in the Championship. Throw in is at 6.30pm and all support greatly appreciated.

*Intermediate Championship*
St Nauls 0-13 CLG BnaG 4-13
Na Galloglaigh made it 3 wins from 3 in Group A of the Intermediate Championship with a good win down in Mountcharles. The pitch was boggy with conditions wet and slippy and it was our hosts who adapted far better to the situation in the first half. Their handling was much better and they won the majority of early breaks to go 3 points ahead, with a great Caolan Mc Gettigan save preventing things from getting worse. As has happened in the majority of games however the boys grew into the match and some superb free-taking from Gary Merritt got them on the scoreboard. Two rather fortuitous goals in the last ten minutes of the half actually put Na Galloglaigh into the lead at the break, despite St Nauls having most of the play. For the first goal Gary Merritt slipped while taking a 45 and his effort bounced off a number of Nauls defenders before ending up in the back of the net. Several minutes later a long high ball from Darragh Black into the square saw it bobble about again before Luke Barrett got the final touch to put it to the back of the net to leave the half time score 0-10 to 2-5. The second half was much better from Na Galloglaigh as they raised the tempo and intensity they had been lacking in the first half. They were defending better and turning St Nauls over much more often and up top they were very clinical with hardly any wides throughout the match. Christopher Barrett added a third goal midway through the half and as the game entered the final stages Cathal Mc Gettigan finished a great team move for goal number 4, to see the boys run out convincing winners, 0-13 to 4-13. Next up is a repeat fixture against St Nauls, as Na Galloglaigh welcome them to Moyle Park for a Division 2 game. Team: Caolan McGettigan, Gavin Grier, Barry McNulty, Brandon Toye, Gary Merrit (1-5), Paddy Peoples, Jonny Logue, Luke Barrett (1-2), Joey Cullen, David Curley, Pauric Curley, Darragh Black (0-2), PJ Hagan (0-2), Christopher Barrett (1-0), Kyle Black (0-2). Subs: Tj Evesson and Cathal McGettigan (1-0) for P. Curley and D. Black, Dean Burgess, Cormac Friel, Enda McHugh, Caolan Bolton, Martin Doyle

*Reserve Championship*
St Nauls 0-5 CLG BnaG 3-11
The Reserves advanced to the quarter finals of the Championship with a comprehensive win over St Nauls in Mountcharles. The first half was a close affair with both teams taking time to adapt to the wet and heavy conditions. St Nauls opened the scoring with a point but frees from Gary Helferty and Martin Doyle gave Na Galloglaigh the lead. Although the game was end to end scores were hard to come by with both teams missing several chances. St Nauls equalised with a free but for the last 10 minutes of the half Na Galloglaigh started to get on top and dominate with points from Doyle and Paul Sweeney giving them a 2 point lead at half time. Na Galloglaigh brought their domination into the second half and it was pretty much one way traffic for the half. Their first attack resulted in a goal when Emmet Conaghan scored from close range and from the resulting kick out Caolan Bolton got a point. The move of Marty Doyle into full forward caused a lot of problems for the St Nauls defence and Doyle soon had a brace of goals to give the visitors a comfortable lead. Na Galloglaigh scored 3-7 in total in the second half and managed to restrict their hosts to just 3 points in an excellent performance. Some of the younger members of the team really stepped up and they were also able to call on plenty of experience from the bench to see out the game. Next up is a home game to St Nauls in the league with the Championship quarter final to follow after that.
Team: Gavin McFadden, Patrick Ferry, Paul Grier, Matthew Stewart, Cormac Toland, Enda McHugh (0-2), Cormac Friel (0-1), Paul Sweeney (0-2), Dean Burgess (0-1), Caolan Bolton (0-1), Martin Doyle (2-2), Emmet Conaghan (1-0), Paul Fisher, Gary Helferty (0-1). Subs: Paul Nash (0-1) for Helferty (42m), James Whelan for Burgess (45m), Nigel Black for Grier (47m), Sean McHugh and Aodh McCormack for Sweeney and Fisher (50m), Conall McFadden

*Underage Coaching*
Anyone interested in getting involved in the coaching of underage teams are asked to contact Nigel Black (086-8128869) or Aidan Cannon (087-6784787)

*Lotto Database*
Lotto database players are reminded that end of year payments are now due. Anyone wishing to join the lotto database in 2016 can download the standing order form from the Club website or contact Joe McNulty. The benefits of joining the database are:

- Full family membership for 2016 included
- Entered into every draw every week
- Automatically in Christmas hamper draw (One for database members only)
- 11 weeks free entry to lotto draw

*Lotto Sellers Required*
The Club is seeking lotto sellers in the Milford, Ramelton and Rathmullan areas. If you are interested contact Joe McNulty on 086-8547114

*Contact Us*
For all information and queries contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., follow us on Twitter on @CLGBnaG, and on Facebook on www.facebook.com/clgbaile.nangalloglach or see our website www.clgbnag.com

*CLG BnaG Club Gear*
A selection of club gear is available to order. Photos and prices of these items are on the club website and on the new Team App. Orders can be placed with Agnes Ryan 0868194751

Brave little Timmy gets set of prosthetic hooves

This beautiful baby foal only came into the world just over a month ago, but has already proved to his carers at Donegal Donkey Sanctuary that he is a tough little fighter with lots of courage.

Timmy was been born with a deformity and his hind legs were bent and twisted, preventing him from standing or feeding normally. He had quite a severe problem with tendons around the fetlock area.

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The staff at the sanctuary have stopped at nothing to help Timmy on his journey to good health, and he has come on leaps and bounds.

Unfortunately Timmy had a setback two weeks ago when the vet discovered that tendons in one of his legs tightened, causing the ball to become unaligned with the socket joint.

To help him with this, the farrier has fitted Timmy with a new set of prosthetic shoes which are glued to his tiny hooves using a special adhesive.

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Timmy and owner of Donegal Donkey Sanctuary, Danny Curran

The vet is hoping that his new shoes will raise his back legs into a normal position and hold them there, and with time his right leg will strengthen and the tendons will tighten.

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Donegal Donkey Sanctuary said;”Timmy was very relaxed when they were being fitted and even managed to ‘nod off’ during the process!”

“Our vet contacted University College Dublin in order to get a second opinion on his X-rays and current situation and they confirmed that these correctional shoes are the best option for him at the moment.”

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If you’d like to help this brave little foal you can donate here. You can also check out Donegal Donkey Sanctuary’s Facebook page for updates on him.

Local Aussie woman parachutes over Donegal Airport to raise money for suicide bereavement charity

Australian woman, Bronwyn Walsh, has raised €1195 to date after jumping out of a plane and parachuting over Donegal Airport on Saturday.

Bronwyn Walsh raised the money for Living Links, a suicide bereavement support charity, in Donegal.
 
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Speaking on the jump, she said, "I decided to do it for a couple of reasons. I've actually always wanted to do a jump anyway (I'm a bit of a sucker for doing things that challenge me - Mud Runs, Mountain Climbs, etc). A friend of mine, Jude Bromley, is involved with Living Links and was calling for volunteers to do this for them, so figured it was a good opportunity! 
 
"I have had a long ongoing battle with depression myself and was very near to the end of my tether in Sydney as I contemplated suicide myself. Anything that helps highlight the support out there and brings mental health into the spotlight is always worth it in my opinion." 
 
Bronwyn's involvement with different community and charity groups has been a huge part of her personal therapy. She said, "I think the more people talk about it, the better it is as it lessens the stigma attached to it. You never know what someone else is going through. Depression is a truly awful and all-encompassing thing. And it's sneaky too - because it's good at hiding." 
 
She continued: "Initially I'd aimed for € 850, because that would have been €500 for the charity. I've been blown away with the support so there's no limit now!"
 
As well as the jump, Bronwyn also ran a quiz in Arena 7 and a raffle to fund raise as well as receiving general donations. She said, "I'm going to leave donation options open until the end of September."
 
Bronwyn moved to Ireland from Australia nine years ago and has been travelling back and forth for the past 22 years since meeting her husband, who is from outside Derry originally, in London. The pair also brought over their dog, Scrap, who was a big part of Bronwyn's coping mechanism with depression as well. 
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Bronwyn with Scrap, shortly after his adoption, Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia.
 
As well as Bronwyn, there were other people parachuting for other charities on the day. 
 
She concluded: "As for how I'm feeling - awesome! It was an amazing experience, amazing views, but it was also brilliant to have people talking about the causes involved. I'm not great with heights, so thought I'd be really nervous, which I was heading out to the airport, but once you got up in the plane it was just such a buzz! And the jump itself was an adrenaline rush indeed followed by extremely peaceful floating with amazing views!" 
 
You can still donate to Walsh's campaign here.
 
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GAA club pays moving tribute to ‘bubbly and inspiring’ Fiona

A Donegal GAA club has paid a moving tribute to the young mother who died in the Kerrykeel pier tragedy at the weekend.

The body of Fiona Doherty (nee Gallagher) from Letterkenny was recovered from the water by rescue services on Saturday afternoon after her car left the pier.

The 36 year old mum-of-three was married to Letterkenny Gaels GAA player Ciaran Doherty, who is also a physio to the senior football team.

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In a statement issued today, Letterkenny Gaels GAA said club members had been left shocked by Fiona’s death.

Club secretary Jim McGlynn said it was “with great sadness that I write this message to convey news of the tragic passing of our esteemed club member, Fiona Doherty”.

He said Ms Doherty had “contributed in so many ways” to the club.

“Fiona gave generously of her time and I found her bubbly enthusiasm both enjoyable and inspiring in everything we all conspired to do for our club,” he said.

Mr McGlynn said he had spoken with Fr. Brian Quinn, PP and has since conveyed messages of sympathy and offers of assistance and support, especially over the coming days, with Ciaran, his father, Patrick, Fiona’s parents and other family members.

Sincere condolences are extended to the Gallagher and Doherty family at this difficult time for all.

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Post Mortem to take place after body is recovered during North Inishowen search

A post mortem examination will take place today on the body of 59 year old Tony Griffiths from Culmore in Derry. His body was recovered from rocks close to Lagg Beach yesterday on the third day of an extensive land and sea search.

Mr Griffiths, who had been camping on the Isle of Doagh with family members hadn’t been seen since Monday evening, and was reported missing by his family on Tuesday.

His body was brought to Letterkenny University Hospital last evening.

Body found in search for missing Derry man

A body has been found in the search for a missing 59 year-old man.

The search for Derry man Tony Griffiths has focused on the North Inishowen area for the last three days.

Mr Griffiths, who was last seen on Monday evening, had been camping on the Isle of Doagh, and was reported missing by his family on Tuesday.

A body was recovered today close to Lagg Beach.

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More details from Ramelton stand off – property owner says he owed the bank no money

A stand off between a property owner, his supporters and bank bailiffs led to the shore road in Ramelton being closed today.

The commercial and residential building is owned by PJ Sweeney. He was alerted this morning to people trying gain access to the property and change the locks.

They were bailiffs from a bank trying to take control of the property.

A stand off between the men, PJ Sweeney and his supportes ensued with a large number of gardai in attendance.

Mr Sweeney claims he doesn’t owe any money on the property and the men effectively tried to break in illegally.

The property is made up of ground floor businesses below flats and apartments.

This man’s 79 year-old mother lives there – he says confusion over the ownership of the property has left his mother in a difficult situation.

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