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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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Donegal schoolgirl receives inspirational letter from Tánaiste 7 days ago

Donegal schoolgirl receives inspirational letter from Tánaiste

By  •  News

We need all our heroes to keep on doing what they can and I know that I can depend on you.

A LITTLE Donegal schoolgirl wrote a personal letter to the government asking to be allowed sit beside her best friend in school again – and got a written response from Leo Varadkar.

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Victims urged to reach out as domestic abuse rises in Donegal 4 weeks ago

Victims urged to reach out as domestic abuse rises in Donegal

By  •  News

So far in 2020, there has been a 20 per cent increase in the number of domestic abuse incidents recorded by Gardaí across Ireland when compared with the same period …
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MICA campaigners celebrate victory after eight year battle 4 months ago

MICA campaigners celebrate victory after eight year battle

By  •  News

IT FELT like a day of vindication for a hard-working lobby group as the opening of the Mica Redress Scheme was officially announced this week.

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Bernie Kelly: Remembering Manus, one year on 4 months ago

Bernie Kelly: Remembering Manus, one year on

By  •  Life

THE LAST words are with her now and they won’t ever leave her.

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Delight for Donegal mammy after son cycles 475km for a home visit! 4 months ago

Delight for Donegal mammy after son cycles 475km for a home visit!

By  •  News

Mary Carlin from Killygordan had a very special visitor when her son Matthew cycled all the way from London to see her.

Matthew hadn’t seen his mum in six …
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Gráinne Gallanagh launches Colour Dash Family 5k 4 months ago

Gráinne Gallanagh launches Colour Dash Family 5k

By  •  Health, News

The Dancing With The Stars finalist from Donegal, who returned to work as a nurse, has backed the new venture, which is sponsored by Aldi Ireland.

The new event replaces …
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Donegal chef Kellyann cooks up a treat for Temple Street Children’s Hospital 5 months ago

Donegal chef Kellyann cooks up a treat for Temple Street Children’s Hospital

By  •  Health, News

Kellyann Brogan (23), from Castlethird, Carrigans, is a chef at the Redcastle Oceanfront Hotel and Spa.

Her apron had been hung up in March with no certainty or clarity as …
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Double delight as Joanne completes ‘Hike for Heroes’ 5 months ago

Double delight as Joanne completes ‘Hike for Heroes’

Gortahork woman Joanne Cullen set up Hike for Heroes at the start of May in aid of Letterkenny University Hospital and the Donegal Hospice.

 Joanne is pictured above with Geraldine …
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Chloe Magee: From the comfort zone to the crazy world 5 months ago

Chloe Magee: From the comfort zone to the crazy world

By  •  Sport

THE words of Tom Reidy are as vivid now as they were 14 years ago: ‘If you want to go further, there is something there.’ Read More

Gartan actress nominated for top AIMS award 5 months ago

Gartan actress nominated for top AIMS award

Anna Gallagher from Gartan is one of three nominees for the best actress award.

Anna is nominated for her starring role as Nancy in the Donegal Youth Musical Theatre’s production …
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Athlete Arlene Crossan can’t wait to get back on track 5 months ago

Athlete Arlene Crossan can’t wait to get back on track

By  •  Sport

IF THERE is such a thing at the moment in sport, Arlene Crossan might well be entitled to regard herself as among the lucky ones.

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Donegal woman embarking on 24-hour birthday run 6 months ago

Donegal woman embarking on 24-hour birthday run

By  •  Sport

A RAPHOE woman who is celebrating her 28th birthday this weekend is going the extra mile to fundraise for local charities.

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Donegal woman’s cheery display starts a cuddly craze! 6 months ago

Donegal woman’s cheery display starts a cuddly craze!

By  •  Life

WHEN Ballybofey woman Mariea Doherty-McGinty pinned a teddy bear to the fence outside her home, little did she think she was starting a cuddly Covid craze!

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Sadness at passing of Kathleen Kelly, one of Ireland’s first female garda recruits 6 months ago

Sadness at passing of Kathleen Kelly, one of Ireland’s first female garda recruits

By  •  News

A DONEGAL woman who was one of the first female members of An Garda Síochána 61 years ago has sadly passed away.

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€13,000 donated to Donegal woman’s hair-razing fund! 6 months ago

€13,000 donated to Donegal woman’s hair-razing fund!

By  •  News

A KILCAR woman who set a modest total for a charity head shave has raised over a staggering €13,000.

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‘Tru’ joy for Donegal family at Easter 6 months ago

‘Tru’ joy for Donegal family at Easter

By  •  Life

SHE arrived into the world three weeks ahead of schedule – and newborn baby Tru Heaney brought some real Easter joy yesterday.

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Donegal duo delivers Easter gifts to Letterkenny Hospital 7 months ago

Donegal duo delivers Easter gifts to Letterkenny Hospital

By  •  News

STAFF at Letterkenny University Hospital got an eggcellent Easter surprise last night thanks to two generous local women.

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Convoy’s Shannon helps set up virtual Race Against Corona Virus 7 months ago

Convoy’s Shannon helps set up virtual Race Against Corona Virus

Shannon and Pauric McLaughlin from Convoy have set up Race Against Corona Virus.

Both talented athletes who leaned the trade at Finn Valley AC, Shannon and Pauric have been through …
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‘It’s more scary now’ – Spanish Flu survivor Ruby (104) on Covid-19 7 months ago

‘It’s more scary now’ – Spanish Flu survivor Ruby (104) on Covid-19

By  •  Life

A 104-year-old Donegal woman, who can recall the death of two siblings in the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic, has told of her worry as Covid-19 takes a hold.

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Local woman losing her locks in aid of coronavirus community kitchen 7 months ago

Local woman losing her locks in aid of coronavirus community kitchen

By  •  News

A Donegal businesswoman has pledged to shave her hair off to raise money for her local Covid-19 community support service.

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FaceTime only on a Mother’s Day with a difference 7 months ago

FaceTime only on a Mother’s Day with a difference

By  •  Sport

SUNDAY was certainly a mother’s day with a difference for Katy Herron.

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Memory of much-loved Donegal woman continues to inspire ‘beautiful event’ 8 months ago

Memory of much-loved Donegal woman continues to inspire ‘beautiful event’

By  •  Sport

The memory of Brid Carr lives on and continues to inspire, six years after the Glencolmcille woman died from ovarian cancer in 2014. 

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Loreto students make the most of ‘junk’ for Junk Kouture Regional finals 8 months ago

Loreto students make the most of ‘junk’ for Junk Kouture Regional finals

By  •  News

Junk Kouture is a fashion competition using recycled materials, which challenges young people to design, create and model high end couture – using everyday junk!

It takes in elements of …
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Donegal woman to present thesis at Olympic World Conference 11 months ago

Donegal woman to present thesis at Olympic World Conference

By  •  Health, Sport

Ellevyn Irwin will travel to Monaco in March 2020 to attend the IOC World Conference on the prevention of injury and illness in sport. Her abstract, entitled ‘Clinically-orientated assessments of …
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‘This one’s for you, mum’ – Carn boxer dedicates title to late mother 12 months ago

‘This one’s for you, mum’ – Carn boxer dedicates title to late mother

By  •  Sport

Boxing can be a lonely business at times, but the Carndonagh woman felt everything but alone.

As she lined up for her National Senior final against fellow Inishowen woman Caroline …
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Lifford’s Emma Dolan to take on the world in Chile 1 year ago

Lifford’s Emma Dolan to take on the world in Chile

By  •  Sport

The XI WKF Junior, Cadet and U21 Championships are being held in Santiago De Chile and get underway next Tuesday.

Emma Dolan from Argary, a student at the Royal and …
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Ireland’s first visually-impaired competitor bids for rally glory in Donegal 1 year ago

Ireland’s first visually-impaired competitor bids for rally glory in Donegal

By  •  Sport

The 18-year-old, from Castlebar, is Ireland’s first visually-impaired competitor in Irish rallying – and could secure a class victory in the Border Championship tomorrow at the 2019 Donegal Harvest Rally.


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Watch: ’Blue eyed boy’ Ronan Curtis makes it a Mother’s Day to remember 2 years ago

Watch: ’Blue eyed boy’ Ronan Curtis makes it a Mother’s Day to remember

By  •  Sport, Videos

Curtis played for Portsmouth in their win against Sunderland yesterday in the Checkatrade Trophy final at Wembley Stadium.

The Curtis family were in London for the …
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Basketball star Siobhan helps Ireland to gold at Special Olympics World Games 2 years ago

Basketball star Siobhan helps Ireland to gold at Special Olympics World Games

By  •  Sport

North West Special Olympics Club star Siobhan McCay had a golden morning in Abu Dhabi.

McCay was part of the Ireland team that won gold at the 2019 Special Olympics …
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Beaten but unbowed: Donna Barr edged in Ulster Elite final 2 years 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 2 years 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 years 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 years 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 years 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 years 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 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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! 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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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