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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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McLaughlin magic drives Donegal ladies to Ulster title 2 years ago

McLaughlin magic drives Donegal ladies to Ulster title

By  •  Sport

Donegal 4-11 Monaghan 0-15

Geraldine McLaughlin (pictured above by Geraldine Diver) played a skipper’s role with 2-6, while her sidekick Yvonne McMonagle was also in superbly creative form. Roisin Friel’s goal set Donegal …
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Donegal boxers in Sofia for European Championships 2 years ago

Donegal boxers in Sofia for European Championships

By  •  Sport

Carndonagh lightweight Clarke and Illies Golden Gloves featherweight McDaid are competing in Bulgaria.

Clarke competes in the youth competition at 57kgs with McDaid in the junior ranks at 54kgs.

Clarke …
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New Mexico-bound Arlene Crossan leads the way for Donegal’s golden girls 2 years ago

New Mexico-bound Arlene Crossan leads the way for Donegal’s golden girls

By  •  Sport

Crossan has turned her season around in some style in the last week.

Having had a frustrating time at the recent Schools’ Championships, Crossan is back on form again.

Last …
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Donegal Women’s League squads enjoy fine Gaynor Cup weekends 2 years ago

Donegal Women’s League squads enjoy fine Gaynor Cup weekends

By  •  Sport

Both sides lost just one game in what was a superb four days of action on the UL campus.

Shannon Cunningham and Caoimhe Heron scored the Donegal Under-14s’ goals in …
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Julianne Herrity is named ‘Woman of the Year’ from her soccer career in America 2 years ago

Julianne Herrity is named ‘Woman of the Year’ from her soccer career in America

By  •  Sport

Herrity has since returned home and the midfielder is playing with Sion Swifts in Northern Ireland.

The 27-year-old from Kiltoy in Letterkenny has just returned from two years at Carson-Newman …
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Roma McLaughlin named in Irish panel for Scotland friendly 2 years ago

Roma McLaughlin named in Irish panel for Scotland friendly

By  •  Sport

The game takes place at Stark Park, the home of Raith Rovers and will be the final game before the 2019 World Cup qualifying campaign begins in September.

Colin Bell, …
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Girl power: Boyle sisters to be only all-female crew in Donegal Rally 2 years ago

Girl power: Boyle sisters to be only all-female crew in Donegal Rally

By  •  Sport

Rallying is nothing new in the Boyle household. Their father, Martin, and their uncles, Liam and John, are well-known around the rallying circuits of Donegal and beyond.

On Friday morning, …
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Listen: Karen Guthrie’s emotion said it all as Donegal ladies reach Ulster final 2 years ago

Listen: Karen Guthrie’s emotion said it all as Donegal ladies reach Ulster final

By  •  Sport

The Donegal ladies came from eleven points down after a first half in which they failed to score to topple Armagh and reach the Ulster final.

“Absolutely crazy,” Guthrie, her …
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‘Sleep tight darling’ – family mourns as Caolan Melaugh passes away 2 years ago

‘Sleep tight darling’ – family mourns as Caolan Melaugh passes away

By  •  News

The two-year-old died in at home this afternoon, while in the company of his parents, Gerard and Stacey, and his little brother, Eoghan.

Caolan endured a battle with stage 4 …
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Super run sees Ann-Marie McGlynn win Vhi Women’s Mini-Marathon in Dublin 2 years ago

Super run sees Ann-Marie McGlynn win Vhi Women’s Mini-Marathon in Dublin

By  •  Sport

McGlynn, a native of Offaly, who previously competed for Lifford AC, came home in the 10k event an impressive time of 33 minutes and 55 seconds.

Runners, joggers and walkers …
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Delight for Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh after devastating ordeal 2 years ago

Delight for Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh after devastating ordeal

By  •  News

The DAA have accepted responsibility and have committed to covering the costs of the antique Haley Richardson fiddle which had been given to her by her late father, Prionsias.

Altan …
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Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh’s heartache after beloved fiddle is broken 2 years ago

Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh’s heartache after beloved fiddle is broken

By  •  News

The Donegal musician was travelling to the Shetland Islands when the 19th century Haley Richardson fiddle was taken from her by airport security for examination.

Extensive damage to the fiddle, …
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Mary McAteer: The ‘First Lady’ of Donegal soccer 2 years ago

Mary McAteer: The ‘First Lady’ of Donegal soccer

By  •  Sport

There were times when Mary McAteer was the very definition of a one-woman club in Rathmullan.

The White Heart Bar in the seaside village was Rathmullan Celtic’s administrative office, changing …
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Tyler Toland is off to Czech Republic with Irish U17s for European Championships 2 years ago

Tyler Toland is off to Czech Republic with Irish U17s for European Championships

By  •  Sport

The St Johnston woman, a midfielder with Maiden City, has become a key part of the Dave Bell-managed Irish squad.

Ireland will face England, Norway and the Netherlands next week …
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Donegal ladies reach Division 1 final after emphatic win over Galway 2 years ago

Donegal ladies reach Division 1 final after emphatic win over Galway

By  •  Sport

Donegal 5-11 Galway 1-7

By Jackie Cahill at Markievicz Park, Sligo

McLaughlin scored an incredible 4-4 and McMonagle added 1-4 as Donegal, Division 2 champions last year, qualified for their …
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Raphoe Town’s schoolgirls on a mission to find equality in Donegal soccer 2 years ago

Raphoe Town’s schoolgirls on a mission to find equality in Donegal soccer

By  •  Sport

Ella McCarron, Áine O’Flanagan and Hannah McCarron play for Raphoe Town’s Under-10s in the East Donegal Schoolboys League, but the trio have led calls for the league to be re-named …
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Picture special: North West Women’s Super League is launched 2 years ago

Picture special: North West Women’s Super League is launched

By  •  Sport

The North West Women’s Super League is a coming together of what had been the Donegal Women’s League and the Inishowen Ladies League.

It is the first amalgamation between the …
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Success for Mulroy Under-12s at Easter Tournament in Kilkenny 2 years ago

Success for Mulroy Under-12s at Easter Tournament in Kilkenny

By  •  Sport

It was their first time to take part in the tournament, run by the Kilkenny Woman’s Football Club.

Mulroy topped their group, winning six out of six in the group …
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‘Exciting venture’ for women’s soccer with launch of North-West Women’s Super League 2 years ago

‘Exciting venture’ for women’s soccer with launch of North-West Women’s Super League

By  •  Sport

Details of the new League, an amalgamation of the Donegal Women’s League and the Inishowen Ladies League, will be unveiled at a press conference on Easter Monday evening at the …
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New Donegal Women’s League season starts this week 2 years ago

New Donegal Women’s League season starts this week

By  •  Sport

The first teams to kick off in 2017 will be the Under-14s. The first round of games in the Under-14 Terry Leyden League are pencilled in to take place on …
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Boxers Labhaoise Clarke and Chloe McDaid in Irish finals this week 2 years ago

Boxers Labhaoise Clarke and Chloe McDaid in Irish finals this week

By  •  Sport

Carndonagh ABC’s Clarke, who celebrated her 18th birthday this week, is aiming for a tenth Irish title, while Little Miss Dynamite McDaid, from the Illies Golden Gloves, goes to win …
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Donegal girls Roma and Tyler named as International Players of the Year 2 years ago

Donegal girls Roma and Tyler named as International Players of the Year

By  •  Sport

Roma McLaughlin has been named International Under-19 Women’s Player of the Year. Roma graduated into the senior team in 2016 and recently competed with the Colin Bell-managed seniors at the …
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Donegal girls celebrate Donaghy Cup success with Marino 2 years ago

Donegal girls celebrate Donaghy Cup success with Marino

By  •  Sport

Marino defeated Royal College of Surgeons 3-11 to 1-10 in the final, played at Islandeady in Mayo.

Raphoe woman Eimear Shovlin was the goalkeeper on the Marino side and was …
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“I don’t even think of myself as being adopted,” says Ardara’s Chinese goalkeeper Rosa 2 years ago

“I don’t even think of myself as being adopted,” says Ardara’s Chinese goalkeeper Rosa

By  •  Sport

A goalkeeper of some renown now, Kelly was in goal last weekend as GMIT defeated Ulster University Coleraine in the Lagan Cup final.

By her own admission, it’s ‘strange to …
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Tyler Toland aims to fire Irish Under-17s closer to Championship qualification 2 years ago

Tyler Toland aims to fire Irish Under-17s closer to Championship qualification

By  •  Sport

A 1-0 win over Serbia propelled Dave Bell’s squad to the top of Group 4, however midfield ace Toland sees more benefit in working harder rather than basking in the …
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Tyler Toland and Irish Under-17s begin Elite Qualifiers in Serbia 2 years ago

Tyler Toland and Irish Under-17s begin Elite Qualifiers in Serbia

By  •  Sport

Dave Bell’s Ireland, including Deele College student Toland, face the host nation, Serbia, at Stara Pazova this afternoon at 1pm.

On Wednesday, the Girls in Green take on Scotland at …
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Neve Scanlon plays as Irish Schools defeat England to win John Read Cup 2 years ago

Neve Scanlon plays as Irish Schools defeat England to win John Read Cup

By  •  Sport

A 2-1 win over England at the AUL Complex in Dublin saw the Irish team take the silverware.

Lagan Harps woman Scanlon, a student at Deele College in Raphoe, was …
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Watch: Stapleton stars to set Ireland up for a Grand Slam showdown with England 2 years ago

Watch: Stapleton stars to set Ireland up for a Grand Slam showdown with England

By  •  Sport

The Fahan woman starred as Ireland overcame Wales 12-7 in Cardiff.

It means a St Patrick’s Day joust with England in Donnybrook with the Grand Slam up for grabs.

“It’s …
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Nora Stapleton named in Ireland team to play Wales in Six Nations 2 years ago

Nora Stapleton named in Ireland team to play Wales in Six Nations

By  •  Sport

Ireland have won three-from-three as they head to Cardiff to face the Welsh at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park (11.30am).

Fahan woman Stapleton has been named at out-half again for …
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Superb away win for Donegal Women’s League Under-18s 2 years ago

Superb away win for Donegal Women’s League Under-18s

By  •  Sport

Galway 1 Donegal Women’s League 2

Goals by Fiona Shovlin and Danielle McDevitt in the second half saw Bríd McGinty’s team score an excellent win in Galway.

Galway began the …
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Donegal women selected to make Australia trip with ‘Banshees’ for AFL Cup 2 years ago

Donegal women selected to make Australia trip with ‘Banshees’ for AFL Cup

By  •  Sport

Letterkenny’s Leona Russell and Gaoth Dobhair pair Carolann Cassidy and Fiona Roarty are among those already selected for the trip to Melbourne with the Irish Banshees.

The AFL International Cup …
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Greencastle Under-16s face National Cup semi-final at home on Sunday 2 years ago

Greencastle Under-16s face National Cup semi-final at home on Sunday

By  •  Sport

Patrick Keys’ team have home advantage at Chapel Lane as they face the Metropolitan Girls League side.

This Enniskerry team is expected to provide a stern examination of Greencastle’s credentials. …
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Roma McLaughlin starts as Ireland draw with Hungary in Cyprus 2 years ago

Roma McLaughlin starts as Ireland draw with Hungary in Cyprus

By  •  Sport

The result means that Ireland will now face Wales in the final Group C game to decide the winner after the Welsh drew with Czech Republic.

McLaughlin came on as …
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National League team for Donegal mooted at Donegal Women’s League AGM 2 years ago

National League team for Donegal mooted at Donegal Women’s League AGM

By  •  Sport

Recent weeks has seen a deluge of players leave both the Donegal Women’s League and Inishowen Women’s League.

Some top players have recently departed and Bríd McGinty, the outgoing Donegal …
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Tyler Toland to compete in ‘Elite’ qualifiers with Ireland Under-17s 2 years ago

Tyler Toland to compete in ‘Elite’ qualifiers with Ireland Under-17s

By  •  Sport

The Maiden City midfielder has been selected on an 18-woman panel by Irish manager Dave Bell.

The Irish will take on Hungary, Serbia and Scotland on March 13, 15 and …
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McLaughlin features for Republic of Ireland in Cyprus Cup win 2 years ago

McLaughlin features for Republic of Ireland in Cyprus Cup win

By  •  Sport

Goals from experienced duo Stephanie Roche and Aine O’Gorman gave the Girls in Green a 2-0 victory on a day when Colin Bell started his tenure as Ireland’s Head Coach.


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Micheál Naughton says Donegal Ladies mean business,  as McMonagle, McDonnell return 2 years ago

Micheál Naughton says Donegal Ladies mean business, as McMonagle, McDonnell return

By  •  Sport, Videos

The returns of Aoife McDonnell and Yvonne McMonagle from Australia in the lead-up to Sunday’s game against Dublin at Parnell Park has given the Donegal squad a massive boost.

Although …
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Cyprus Cup is only the beginning as Roma McLaughlin dreams big 2 years ago

Cyprus Cup is only the beginning as Roma McLaughlin dreams big

By  •  Sport

The watch towers at Magilligan Prison, near Limavady, are in sight a distance away on the far side of the choppy waves as she pulls up a pew; the fishing …
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Olympic weightlifting gold medals for three Donegal women 2 years ago

Olympic weightlifting gold medals for three Donegal women

By  •  Sport

Rathmullen’s Orla Harrison, Stranolar woman Abby Meenan and Megan Keown from Milford all train out of Fit-Hub Barbell Club in Letterkenny – and all three were at the top of …
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Donegal women’s team win All-Ireland Darts title in Clare 2 years ago

Donegal women’s team win All-Ireland Darts title in Clare

By  •  Sport

A nail-biting final looked to be slipping away from them at Treacy’s Hotel, Ennis when they went 3-2 down against Cork, but the Donegal women hit back to win 4-3.


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Donegal ladies put up big fight, but Dublin win with big second half 2 years ago

Donegal ladies put up big fight, but Dublin win with big second half

By  •  Sport

Dublin 2-17 Donegal 3-7

Micheál Naughton’s Donegal were level at the break, 2-2 to 0-8, after a brace of Geraldine McLaughlin goals, but the Dubs proved too strong in the …
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Nora Stapleton to the fore as Ireland overcome France in a thriller 2 years ago

Nora Stapleton to the fore as Ireland overcome France in a thriller

By  •  Sport

At the RDS, Ireland overcame Les Bleus 13-10 to make it three wins from three for the Irish.

Stapleton scored a conversion and two penalties on a day when Cappry’s …
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Karen Guthrie looks to make the most of modern ways with Donegal ladies 2 years ago

Karen Guthrie looks to make the most of modern ways with Donegal ladies

By  •  Sport

The Glenfin midfielder in her 12th year on the Donegal senior team and it seems an age since she won Ulster Minor titles in 2004 and 2005.

Guthrie and Niamh …
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Cappry woman Larissa Muldoon returns to Irish Women’s squad 2 years ago

Cappry woman Larissa Muldoon returns to Irish Women’s squad

By  •  Sport

Muldoon has been injured and missed the games against Italy and Scotland, but is back in the frame for Sunday’s game at Donnybrook, having been named among the substitutes.

Fahan …
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Big-hearted Kerrykeel family donate over €6,000 from Christmas lights display 2 years ago

Big-hearted Kerrykeel family donate over €6,000 from Christmas lights display

By  •  News

The Whoriskeys go to extraordinary lengths each year to light up their home during the Christmas season – with a fundraising touch.

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Lucky Lucy is found after spending more than 30 hours down a manhole 2 years ago

Lucky Lucy is found after spending more than 30 hours down a manhole

By  •  News

Little Lucy went missing from her home in Ruskey in Convoy around 5pm on Monday afternoon.

Her owners Shauna O’Donnell and Bobby Carey feared the worse as time went on.


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Donegal woman donates rare note worth almost €60,000 to young people’s charity 2 years ago

Donegal woman donates rare note worth almost €60,000 to young people’s charity

By  •  News

A Willy Wonka style golden ticket hunt is underway in the UK after a famous engraver etched a tiny picture of Jane Austen on five pound notes.

According to the …
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Donegal woman Sadie Duffy is honoured by Irish Boxing Board 2 years ago

Donegal woman Sadie Duffy is honoured by Irish Boxing Board

By  •  Sport

Duffy, along with former boxing star Bernard Dunne, were acknowledged for ‘dedicated and loyal service to the Irish Athletic Amateur Boxing Association for many years’ at the Irish Elite finals …
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Donegal senior ladies suffer first defeat of the year with loss in Kerry 2 years ago

Donegal senior ladies suffer first defeat of the year with loss in Kerry

By  •  Sport

Kerry 2-13 Donegal 2-12

Donegal were leading by six points, 2-12 to 1-9, with 15 minutes left, but the afternoon …
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Finn Valley’s Sommer shines on way to winning Irish indoor gold 2 years ago

Finn Valley’s Sommer shines on way to winning Irish indoor gold

By  •  Sport

Lecky scooped gold after clearing 1.81 metres at the National Indoor Arena in Dublin.

Last year, Lecky won an outdoor gold (1.71m at Santry) and the Castlederg woman is regarded …
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