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Communities team up to honour much-loved teacher and Gaelic footballer 3 days ago

Communities team up to honour much-loved teacher and Gaelic footballer

A special fundraising weekend is about to kick off at Four Masters GAA club in memory of a much-loved legendary player, Donna Boyle (née Dunnion).

This Saturday will see the …
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Multi-sport fun challenge to raise funds for Donegal women’s charities 1 week ago

Multi-sport fun challenge to raise funds for Donegal women’s charities

Females across the region are being encouraged to take part in the women’s only multi-sport fun event scheduled for Sunday, October 9th.

The event, which comprises a 5km walk/jog/run, a 20km …
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Women lead the way in Donegal sports programme 3 weeks ago

Women lead the way in Donegal sports programme

Local sports figures in Donegal have been empowered to build networks and overcome challenges through the 2022 Donegal Sports Partnership’s Female Leadership Programme.

Participants were presented with their certificates at …
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Local women fly the flag for Donegal at Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon 3 weeks ago

Local women fly the flag for Donegal at Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon

More than 20,000 women took to the streets of Dublin on Sunday to take part in the 2022 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon. 

Donegal women were among the crowds, collecting medals …
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RunDonegal Women’s 5K raises €1,300 for Donegal Domestic Violence Services 1 month ago

RunDonegal Women’s 5K raises €1,300 for Donegal Domestic Violence Services

Around €1,300 has been raised for the Donegal Domestic Violence Services through Sunday’s RunDonegal Women’s 5K hosted by Finn Valley AC.

A field of almost 100 took the starter’s gun …
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Donegal Domestic Violence Service to create new safe houses with support from RunDonegal Women’s 5k 1 month ago

Donegal Domestic Violence Service to create new safe houses with support from RunDonegal Women’s 5k

The RunDonegal Women’s 5k takes place this year on Sunday next, 22nd May 2022 at the Finn Valley Centre in Stranorlar at 11am.

The sole beneficiary this year is the …
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Donegal Domestic Violence Service to benefit from RunDonegal Women’s charity 5K 3 months ago

Donegal Domestic Violence Service to benefit from RunDonegal Women’s charity 5K

It’s time to get training for the 2022 RunDonegal Women’s 5K!

The Finn Valley event will be in support of the Donegal Domestic Violence Service this year, it has been …
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Donegal Sports Partnership’s Female Leadership Programme up and running 3 months ago

Donegal Sports Partnership’s Female Leadership Programme up and running

By  •  Sport

Keep stepping up and keep leading from the front – that was the message to participants in the 2022 Donegal Sports Partnership’s Female Leadership Programme from Donegal Sports Partnership Coordinator, …
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Countdown on to join female sports leadership programme “Beyond 20X20” 3 months ago

Countdown on to join female sports leadership programme “Beyond 20X20”

The deadline is fast-approaching for registration for Donegal Sports Partnership’s Leadership Programme “Beyond 20X20”.

The eight-week programme has been developed to support females already involved in or interested in getting …
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Rilion Gracie: Giving women personal power through self-defence 4 months ago

Rilion Gracie: Giving women personal power through self-defence

In recent months, I’ve noticed a much greater awareness of self-defence courses, particularly for women. The shocking attacks on women in various places around Ireland have understandably sparked a heightened …
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Local leaders to celebrate women in sport this Women’s Day 2022 4 months ago

Local leaders to celebrate women in sport this Women’s Day 2022

People across Donegal with any involved in sport are being invited to attend the Women in Sport webinar on Tuesday, March 8th, at 7 pm. 

The free webinar will be …
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Geraldine McLaughlin celebrates long-awaited All Star 7 months ago

Geraldine McLaughlin celebrates long-awaited All Star

By  •  Sport

Geraldine Mc Laughlin is celebrating winning an All Star at last.

The Termon and Donegal star has been tipped to become an All Star on five occasions.

But last weekend …
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Love sport? Female leadership programme now enrolling in Donegal 9 months ago

Love sport? Female leadership programme now enrolling in Donegal

Applications are now being taken for Donegal Sports Partnership’s programme aimed at increasing women’s participation in sport Donegal.  

The Beyond 20x 20 – Women in Sports Leadership Programme forms part …
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‘What being a woman in sport means to me’ 1 year ago

‘What being a woman in sport means to me’

By  •  Sport

This is the second part of our Women in Sport series celebrating International Women’s Day. (Read part one here)

Here, key women in the Donegal Athletics circuit reveal how they …
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Natasha on track to promote women in sport 1 year ago

Natasha on track to promote women in sport

By  •  Sport

Donegal athletics has recognised the need for increased promotion and supports for their female athletes throughout the county.

The 20X20 campaign has had a huge impact on the promotion …
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‘My priority was minding my baby’ – Caitriona Jennings on world record attempt 1 year ago

‘My priority was minding my baby’ – Caitriona Jennings on world record attempt

By  •  Sport

WHEN Caitriona Jennings received a race offer – and a chance to break a world record – in October, she jumped at the chance.

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Donegal women spearhead novel physical activity initiative 2 years ago

Donegal women spearhead novel physical activity initiative

By  •  Sport

A Donegal Gaeltacht region has come out tops in an inter-Gaeltacht physical activity event.

Gaeltacht Iardheisceart Thír Chonaill, which covers the area of Gleann Cholm Cille, Cill Chartha and Ard …
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RunDonegal sets a new fundraising record! 2 years ago

RunDonegal sets a new fundraising record!

THE 2020 Virtual RunDonegal Women’s 5K has raised a grand total of €12,582 for the Brid Carr Fund For Ovarian Cancer Research.

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Donegal mum gives back to a charity close to her heart 2 years ago

Donegal mum gives back to a charity close to her heart

A Donegal woman is stepping up to her third mini-marathon in spite of her own health challenges.

Ciara McDermott from Ballyshannon will walk the virtual Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon in …
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Women from near and far make RunDonegal 2020 a major success 2 years ago

Women from near and far make RunDonegal 2020 a major success

The organisers of the 2020 Virtual RunDonegal Women’s 5K are overwhelmed by the response to this year’s event which saw over 1,000 taking part and over €10,000 raised.

“We are …
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It would be ‘grand’ if 1,000 women joined RunDonegal 2 years ago

It would be ‘grand’ if 1,000 women joined RunDonegal

THE ORGANISERS of the 2020 Virtual RunDonegal Women’s 5K Run/Walk are hopeful that they will reach the magical figure of 1,000 entries this Sunday.

“We are currently sitting on 930 …
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Special memorial event to kick-start RunDonegal 2020 2 years ago

Special memorial event to kick-start RunDonegal 2020

THERE will be a poignant and inspired tribute on Saturday, August 1, for the first of the virtual runs and walks of the 2020 RunDonegal Women’s 5k.

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Incredible response to  Virtual RunDonegal Women’s 5K 2 years ago

Incredible response to Virtual RunDonegal Women’s 5K

The Virtual RunDonegal Women’s 5K has gathered an amazing level of interest in 2020 – with over 800 women registered so far.

The walk/run race is set to take place …
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Buzz building for virtual RunDonegal Women’s 5K 2 years ago

Buzz building for virtual RunDonegal Women’s 5K

THERE IS growing interest in the 2020 RunDonegal Women’s 5K scheduled to take place on Sunday, August 23rd, with over 100 entered to date.

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Chloe Magee: From the comfort zone to the crazy world 2 years 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

Athlete Arlene Crossan can’t wait to get back on track 2 years 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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Amy (19) hits the road on an awesome fundraising adventure 2 years ago

Amy (19) hits the road on an awesome fundraising adventure

An inspirational young Donegal woman has beaten lockdown boredom by embarking on a ‘wheelie’ great cycling challenge to raise money for her local respite centre.

Amy Alexander, aged 19, is …
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RunDonegal exploring the virtual route in August 2 years ago

RunDonegal exploring the virtual route in August

Women are being encouraged to register for the 2020 RunDonegal Women’s 5K, which will now take place on August 23rd.

Race organiser Grace Boyle has given assurance that the fundraising …
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Donegal Ladies step up for 5million step challenge 2 years ago

Donegal Ladies step up for 5million step challenge

By  •  Sport

DONEGAL Ladies Minor team are hitting the road to raise much-needed funds for the St Vincent de Paul charity.

The team’s players and coaches – from 19 different clubs around …
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Donegal woman embarking on 24-hour birthday run 2 years 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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Convoy’s Shannon helps set up virtual Race Against Corona Virus 2 years 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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FaceTime only on a Mother’s Day with a difference 2 years 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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RunDonegal Women’s 5k postponement date announced 2 years ago

RunDonegal Women’s 5k postponement date announced

By  •  Sport

The 2020 RunDonegal Women’s 5k has been postponed until the summertime.

The popular race/run, which is held at the Finn Valley Centre, had been due to take place on April …
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Memory of much-loved Donegal woman continues to inspire ‘beautiful event’ 2 years 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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Donegal woman to present thesis at Olympic World Conference 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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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RunDonegal Women’s 5K fundraising total revealed 3 years ago

RunDonegal Women’s 5K fundraising total revealed

This year’s RunDonegal Women’s 5K has raised €7,513 for the Brid Carr Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.

The event, which was hosted by Finn Valley AC on Sunday, March 31st, had …
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Walk, jog or run in this year’s Vhi Mini-Marathon in Dublin 3 years ago

Walk, jog or run in this year’s Vhi Mini-Marathon in Dublin

By  •  Sport

It is the last chance to enter this year’s Vhi Women’s Mini-Marathon, with entries closing tomorrow, Wednesday, 22nd of May.

The race which is now in its 37th year …
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Local ladies get set for first ever Donegal Women’s Mini Marathon 3 years ago

Local ladies get set for first ever Donegal Women’s Mini Marathon

The Twin Towns will be awash with a sea of purple and pink t-shirts on Sunday 14th April when over 700 women hit the road for the first ever Donegal …
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Nora Stapleton leads the way in new Sport Ireland role 3 years ago

Nora Stapleton leads the way in new Sport Ireland role

Former Donegal international rugby player, Nora Stapleton, has been appointed as the new Sport Ireland Women in Sport Lead.

The 35-year-old Inishowen woman is leaving her position as the IRFU Women’s and …
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Watch: ’Blue eyed boy’ Ronan Curtis makes it a Mother’s Day to remember 3 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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So many winners as 700 complete RunDonegal Women’s 5k 3 years ago

So many winners as 700 complete RunDonegal Women’s 5k

Over 700 took part in Sunday’s event which was held through the Twin Towns.

706 took the starter’s gun which was fired by Triathlon Ireland Development Officer and motivational speaker, …
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Big turnout expected for Sunday’s RunDonegal Women’s 5k 3 years ago

Big turnout expected for Sunday’s RunDonegal Women’s 5k

By  •  Sport

The organisers of RunDonegal Women’s 5k Walk/Run say they are expecting a large turnout out for the Stranorlar-based event which has a start time of 11 am on Sunday 31st …
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Anne Marie makes an impact ahead of Mini Marathon 3 years ago

Anne Marie makes an impact ahead of Mini Marathon

A local community worker will be putting her best foot forward as she runs for Donegal in the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon this summer.

Anne Marie Meehan from Mountcharles is …
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Local women called on to put best foot forward and register for RunDonegal 3 years ago

Local women called on to put best foot forward and register for RunDonegal

With just over a week to go to this year’s RunDonegal Women’s 5k, event director, Grace Boyle is asking those taking part to get registered as soon as possible.

The …
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Basketball star Siobhan helps Ireland to gold at Special Olympics World Games 3 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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RunDonegal Women’s 5K on track for biggest ever entry figures 3 years ago

RunDonegal Women’s 5K on track for biggest ever entry figures

There are just three weeks to go until the 2019 RunDonegal Women’s 5K on Sunday, March 31st in the Twin Towns, but organisers are confident they can secure the biggest ever …
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Donegal man taking on toughest test in memory of his biggest supporter 3 years ago

Donegal man taking on toughest test in memory of his biggest supporter

By  •  Sport

The Bridgend man is known for his hurling and Gaelic success in Burt and for Donegal, but he has recently trained as an adventure-racer.

This year will see Andrew …
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