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Donegal Woman Author - Chris McNulty


Chris McNulty is a sports writer and founder of Donegal Sport Hub from St Johnston, now based in Letterkenny. He was a nominee for NUJ Sports Journalist of the Year in 2010 and was honoured by the Donegal Boxing Board in 2016.
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Beaten but unbowed: Donna Barr edged in Ulster Elite final 1 month ago

Beaten but unbowed: Donna Barr edged in Ulster Elite final

By  •  Sport

By Chris McNulty, ringside at the Ulster Hall

The Illies Golden Gloves woman fell on the wrong side of a 3-2 split decision to Canal ABC’s Chloe Fleck in tonight’s …
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Donna Barr looks to make up for lost time in Ulster Elite final 1 month ago

Donna Barr looks to make up for lost time in Ulster Elite final

By  •  Sport

For the last two-and-a-half years, Barr – who previously boxed out of the Twin Towns ABC – has been dogged by a succession of injuries.

Barr has been through the …
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Fundraising plea to enable mum be with Vicky during life-changing surgery 2 months ago

Fundraising plea to enable mum be with Vicky during life-changing surgery

By  •  Health, Kids

Victoria (13) suffers from scoliosis, a condition that means she has a 100-degree curve in her spine.

As a result of complications, Victoria – who was just 1.6kg when born …
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Raphoe boxer Leah Gallen selected on Irish squad for England test 2 months ago

Raphoe boxer Leah Gallen selected on Irish squad for England test

By  •  Sport

Gallen will feature in the international tournament against England in Bristol on Saturday, January 26.

The Raphoe welter is a three-time Irish champion, who scooped two Irish titles in 2018 …
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Catherine Grier scores as Doncaster reach Champions League quarter-finals 2 months ago

Catherine Grier scores as Doncaster reach Champions League quarter-finals

By  •  Sport

Grier netted one of the goals in a 5-2 win ovcer CDC Altatorre from Spain this morning and Doncaster sealed a last eight spot thanks to a 9-1 win over …
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Organisers aim for 1,000 participants in 2019 RunDonegal Women’s 5k 2 months ago

Organisers aim for 1,000 participants in 2019 RunDonegal Women’s 5k

By  •  Sport

The 2019 RunDonegal Women’s 5k, which was officially launched this evening. will be run in aid of the Brid Carr Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.

The RunDonegal Women’s 5k will take …
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Watch: Donegal woman makes surprise TV presenting debut in Australia! 2 months ago

Watch: Donegal woman makes surprise TV presenting debut in Australia!

By  •  Videos

Donegal sportswoman Denise McElhinney, who is currently living Down Under having moved in 2017, joined the presenters of The Project to introduce a segment of the show.

Donegal viewers down …
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Letterkenny woman named Person of the Year in Toronto GAA awards 3 months ago

Letterkenny woman named Person of the Year in Toronto GAA awards

By  •  Sport

Dani McFadden collected the prestigious award at a ceremony held in the King’s Garden Banquet Hall.

McFadden has been a key figure in the Brampton Roger Casements club …
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Two awards for Milford’s Amber Barrett at WNL annual awards 4 months ago

Two awards for Milford’s Amber Barrett at WNL annual awards

By  •  Sport

Barrett collected the Top Goalscorer award and the Milford woman was also named on the Team of the Year.

The Peamount United striker scored 30 goals in the …
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A ‘Fantasy’ world as old school pals take lead roles on California stage 4 months ago

A ‘Fantasy’ world as old school pals take lead roles on California stage

From Chris McNulty in California

Next Thursday, unbeaten middleweight boxer Quigley takes on Freddy Hernandez in the first defence of his NABF middleweight belt.

The following Friday night, dancer O’Meara-Curran …
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These two Donegal women will enter county final history this week 4 months ago

These two Donegal women will enter county final history this week

By  •  Sport

Ardara native Michelle Bennett-Adair and Gaoth Dobhair GAA Club Chairperson Moira Graham will etch their names into the books this weekend.

Picture: Michelle Bennett-Adair and Moira Graham at the recent …
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Defibrillator purchase means Fanad teen Keri Sweeney is back on the pitch again 4 months ago

Defibrillator purchase means Fanad teen Keri Sweeney is back on the pitch again

By  •  Sport

After six months out of action, due to a heart condition, the talented midfielder was unsure if she would ever get back playing again.

Earlier this year, an MRI scan …
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Ann Marie McGlynn breaks Donegal half-marathon record in Cardiff 5 months ago

Ann Marie McGlynn breaks Donegal half-marathon record in Cardiff

By  •  Sport

McGlynn finished ninth in the Cardiff Half Marathon.

The experienced McGlynn came home in one hour, 13 minutes and 41 seconds – shaving a couple of seconds off the previous …
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Mona McSharry reaches 50m breaststroke final in Argentina 5 months ago

Mona McSharry reaches 50m breaststroke final in Argentina

By  •  Sport

McSharry, a member of the Marlin’s Swimming Club in Ballyshannon, eased into the final in Buenos Aires.

McSharry, from Grange in County Sligo, was third in her semi-final last night, …
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Listen: Castlefin woman wins World bronze – after 28 years out of the sport! 6 months ago

Listen: Castlefin woman wins World bronze – after 28 years out of the sport!

By  •  Sport

McConnell finished third in the 5k walk, setting a new Donegal record of 27:01.46 in the process.

McConnell made light of the red-hot conditions to finish just two seconds behind …
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Relief as Vanessa Donohoe is moved out of intensive care 7 months ago

Relief as Vanessa Donohoe is moved out of intensive care

By  •  News

Vanessa was taken out of ICU for the first time in seven weeks and is back on a hospital ward.

Vanessa took ill on a family holiday at the start …
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“I was struggling with everything… it was a struggle to talk to people” – Donegal footballer’s concussion hell 8 months ago

“I was struggling with everything… it was a struggle to talk to people” – Donegal footballer’s concussion hell

The Termon woman played the full hour last Saturday evening as Donegal defeated Monaghan by 14 points in the Ulster semi-final.

That she can be expected to face Armagh in …
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Meet Heidi – the Donegal baby given a ‘zero per cent’ chance 9 months ago

Meet Heidi – the Donegal baby given a ‘zero per cent’ chance

By  •  Health

It was in a small room of Letterkenny University hospital when Ballindrait couple Louise and Eddie heard the sentence that turned their lives upside down.

After her 12-week scan in …
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Highlights aplenty as Brigde bows out at B-Bobs after 25 years 11 months ago

Highlights aplenty as Brigde bows out at B-Bobs after 25 years

When the 13-year-old Brigde Lavery was given a straight choice – get a career or stay in school – by her father, the answer was simple.

She spent her weeks …
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Letterkenny’s Lisa is named as ‘Operation Transformation Hero’ winner 12 months ago

Letterkenny’s Lisa is named as ‘Operation Transformation Hero’ winner

By  •  Fitness, News

Lisa, from Glenwood Park in Letterkenny, featured on the hit RTÉ show after being surprised by an Operation Transformation crew, who visited her at work.

Lisa is the …
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A proud day as Aideen Quinn wins Camogie Volunteer of the Year 1 year ago

A proud day as Aideen Quinn wins Camogie Volunteer of the Year

By  •  Sport

The ceremony which took place in Croke Park on Saturday past saw volunteers from twenty-five counties (including Britain) being celebrated for their involvement with camogie within their Clubs, Counties …
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Football hero’s hospital visit is a wish come true for Mikaela Breen 1 year ago

Football hero’s hospital visit is a wish come true for Mikaela Breen

By  •  Life

Mikaela Breen enjoyed an unforgettable moment today when Liverpool’s Adam Lallana came to meet her as she recovers from life-changing surgery.

Eight-year-old Mikaela, from Convoy, was diagnosed with spina bifida …
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Thoughts and prayers go out to Michael McGrath after devastating update 1 year ago

Thoughts and prayers go out to Michael McGrath after devastating update

By  •  News

The 40-year-old father-of-one from Letterkenny was diagnosed with stage four bowel cancer late last year.

A public fundraising drive raised over €167,000 from almost 3,000 donations, which poured in from …
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‘The best experience ever’ – Catherine Grier’s delight at Irish debut 1 year ago

‘The best experience ever’ – Catherine Grier’s delight at Irish debut

By  •  Sport

It was there that the 16-year-old Ramelton woman pulled over her head an Irish jersey with ‘Grier 7’ emblazoned on the back.

Grier was selected for the Irish …
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Video: Here’s how Finesse Gymnastics Club won bronze at Worlds in Norway 1 year ago

Video: Here’s how Finesse Gymnastics Club won bronze at Worlds in Norway

By  •  Sport

Finesse members performed their routine, ‘Miss Invisible’ – which gives the message about the importance of being yourself and inclusion especially about teenagers which is portrayed through gymnastics.

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Catherine Grier and Irish team qualify for European Championships 1 year ago

Catherine Grier and Irish team qualify for European Championships

By  •  Sport

At this weekend’s qualifiers in the Netherlands, the Irish team managed to get through their group and book a spot at the Championships.

Silly Rovers woman Grier scored …
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Catherine Grier scores as Irish Deaf Women’s team begin with Dutch draw 1 year ago

Catherine Grier scores as Irish Deaf Women’s team begin with Dutch draw

By  •  Sport

Grier netted as Ireland began the Deaf Women’s Futsal European Championship Qualifiers with a draw against their hosts.

At the Sporthal de Bloemhof, just outside Amsterdam, Grier scored …
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Ramelton’s Catherine Grier off to Netherlands with Irish Deaf Women’s team 1 year ago

Ramelton’s Catherine Grier off to Netherlands with Irish Deaf Women’s team

By  •  Sport

The Republic of Ireland, managed by Dave Bell, will face Italy, Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands over three days, from Friday, January 5th, to Sunday January 7th.

All …
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Ballybofey woman selected on Ireland panel for 2018 Six Nations 1 year ago

Ballybofey woman selected on Ireland panel for 2018 Six Nations

By  •  Sport

New coach Adam Griggs has included nine new players, including Feely, who plays for Connacht.

She is the only Donegal native in the squad named by Griggs.

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Amy Boyle-Carr joins ever-growing Donegal contingent in Ireland senior squad 1 year ago

Amy Boyle-Carr joins ever-growing Donegal contingent in Ireland senior squad

By  •  Sport

The Glenties woman has been named in a panel for a friendly double header against Portugal in January.

Boyle-Carr joins Amber Barrett, Roma McLaughlin and Tyler Toland in …
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Nakita Burke: Letterkenny athlete’s green dream after a golden run 1 year ago

Nakita Burke: Letterkenny athlete’s green dream after a golden run

When Nakita Burke first laced up her runners to start into the local 5k circuit – seven or eight years ago, she ventures – running was little more than a pastime. Read More

Major fundraiser tomorrow night as Mikaela gets ready for life-changing surgery 1 year ago

Major fundraiser tomorrow night as Mikaela gets ready for life-changing surgery

Convoy schoolgirl Mikaela was born prematurely and was diagnosed with spina bifida.

Her parents, Sinéad and Chris, didn’t know if she would ever walk.

But bubbly Mikaela, who attends Scoil …
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Bbobs Hair Salon hold annual charity day on Sunday – it’s a cut above the rest! 1 year ago

Bbobs Hair Salon hold annual charity day on Sunday – it’s a cut above the rest!

By  •  Events, News

This Sunday, Brigde Laver-Diver and her staff will throw open the doors of BBobs Hair Salon for their popular annual charity day.

This will be the eleventh staging of the …
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Ultan’s ultimate act of kindness 1 year ago

Ultan’s ultimate act of kindness

By  •  News

Ultan Blaney, an 11-year-old sixth class pupil at Scoil Mhuire in Milford will have his locks chopped for the first time in five years on Friday.

This heartwarming event will …
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Amber earns a hat-trick of soccer awards 1 year ago

Amber earns a hat-trick of soccer awards

By  •  Sport

Amber Barrett was the star of the Continental Tyres Women’s National League awards as she scooped the Player of the Year and Golden Boot honours.

Barrett, a …
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Tough challenges ahead, but ‘tough cookie’ Mikaela stays positive 1 year ago

Tough challenges ahead, but ‘tough cookie’ Mikaela stays positive

Mikaela was selected to have her story told to highlight the day.

Mikaela, who attends Scoil Bhríde in Convoy will be eight in January and her parents, Sinéad and Chris, …
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‘A woman I can barely remember, but a mother I’ll never forget’ 1 year ago

‘A woman I can barely remember, but a mother I’ll never forget’

By  •  Sport

Agnes Given died of lung cancer in 1981.

Shay Given was just four years of age and the fifth of six children under 11 at the time.

The former Republic …
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Teen rugby talent Mya retains Ulster place for crucial game 1 year ago

Teen rugby talent Mya retains Ulster place for crucial game

By  •  Sport

Letterkenny Rugby Club’s Mya Alcorn has been named on the Ulster Under-18 side for a big game against Munster this weekend in the deciding games of the Women’s Under-18 Inter-Provincial …
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Five Donegal Ladies make the 2017 All-Star shortlist 1 year ago

Five Donegal Ladies make the 2017 All-Star shortlist

By  •  Sport

It was announced this week that Glenfin duo Karen Guthrie and Yvonne McMonagle, Moville sisters Niamh and Ciara Hegarty and Termon sharpshooter Geraldine McLaughlin are included among the Ladies All-Star …
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Donegal GAA Star ties the knot in dream Portugal wedding 1 year ago

Donegal GAA Star ties the knot in dream Portugal wedding

By  •  Bridal

The couple, from Donegal town, got married in the village of Cacela Velha.

Family and friends, including several of Karl’s All-Ireland winning Donegal team-mates, joined the couple for the reception …
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Ciana kicks tonsil terrors aside for Women’s Cup Final 1 year ago

Ciana kicks tonsil terrors aside for Women’s Cup Final

By  •  Sport

Brogan had her tonsils removed recently but last Tuesday, upon her return to Loreto Secondary School in Letterkenny, Brogan had to be rushed to hospital for surgery.

“I was sitting …
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Mothers live in fear of foul sewage seeping through family estate 1 year ago

Mothers live in fear of foul sewage seeping through family estate

By  •  News

Residents of Beechwood Park in Convoy at the weekend had to avoid the raw sewage that ran down the footpath and into a nearby river.

Children played around the estate on …
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Nora Stapleton: A decade in rugby and a half-century in the Irish green 1 year ago

Nora Stapleton: A decade in rugby and a half-century in the Irish green

By  •  Sport

Stapleton retired from international rugby this week after winning 50 Irish caps and making a decade of memories in the green.

The Fahan woman was working with Bank of Ireland …
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Donegal schoolgirl to lead Liverpool out for top Premier League game! 1 year ago

Donegal schoolgirl to lead Liverpool out for top Premier League game!

By  •  Sport

The ten-year-old from Raphoe will lead out Liverpool for the big Premier League game at Anfield.

Cara, who plays for Raphoe Town Under-10s and Under-12s, also plays for Raphoe Hockey …
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Leaving with top marks: Letterkenny student Cáit is Hong Kong bound after superb exam results! 2 years ago

Leaving with top marks: Letterkenny student Cáit is Hong Kong bound after superb exam results!

By  •  News

Coláiste Ailigh student Cáit Ní Mhórdha went to collect her results this morning and was thrilled to achieve a whopping 613 points.

She was one of 12 Coláiste Ailigh students …
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It was a ‘sweet 16’ as soccer ace Tyler Toland makes history at Galway Cup 2 years ago

It was a ‘sweet 16’ as soccer ace Tyler Toland makes history at Galway Cup

By  •  Sport

Toland – who celebrated her 16th birthday on Tuesday – was the only female playing at the prestigious Galway Cup this week.

But the gifted midfielder took the tournament by …
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Letterkenny woman shows her dedication, plays through pain barrier for Irish Banshees! 2 years ago

Letterkenny woman shows her dedication, plays through pain barrier for Irish Banshees!

By  •  Sport

After embarking on the trip Down Under with The Irish Banshees, the teak tough Leona Russell wasn’t going to allow the small matter of a dislocated finger stop her from …
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Donegal duo named in Irish team to face Australia at Women’s Rugby World Cup 2 years ago

Donegal duo named in Irish team to face Australia at Women’s Rugby World Cup

By  •  Sport

Tournament hosts Ireland host Australia at the UCD Bowl.

Donegal duo Stapleton and Muldoon, who have 86 caps between them, will lead an exciting back-line.

Stapleton hails from Fahan while …
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Donegal women called to Irish squad for Women’s Rugby World Cup 2 years ago

Donegal women called to Irish squad for Women’s Rugby World Cup

By  •  Sport

Fahan native Stapleton and Cappry’s Muldoon have been regulars on the Irish selection in recent seasons and have made the cut for the 28-strong squad, confirmed today by Head Coach …
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A Donegal mother’s reminder of the disaster that took her ‘wee man’ 2 years ago

A Donegal mother’s reminder of the disaster that took her ‘wee man’

By  •  Life

From the heights of Ard na Meala in St Johnston, the waters of the Foyle glisten in the distance below and the scene is almost postcard perfect.

For Geraldine McDaid, …
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