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€5,000 raised at inspiring women’s multi-sport event 3 weeks ago

€5,000 raised at inspiring women’s multi-sport event

Two women’s charities in Donegal have received the proceeds of Team Donegal Oil’s second Women’s Only Multi-Sport Adventure Challenge.

The outdoor challenge, which took place in Gartan in April, attracted …
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Donegal women power through Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon 1 month ago

Donegal women power through Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon

Donegal was very well represented on the streets of Dublin at the sold-out Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon.

From top 10 finishes to amazing personal achievements, Donegal women triumphed among the …
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Donegal student honoured as outstanding female cycling ambassador 2 months ago

Donegal student honoured as outstanding female cycling ambassador

St Catherine’s Vocational School student, Clara McGuinness, has been recognised as an Outstanding Ambassador for female cycling in Ireland.

Miss McGuinness is one of 3 ambassadors honoured for their exceptional …
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Gallery: Hundreds conquer Donegal Women’s Multi-Sport Adventure Challenge 3 months ago

Gallery: Hundreds conquer Donegal Women’s Multi-Sport Adventure Challenge

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Hundreds of women in Donegal came together to challenge themselves and celebrate achievement at the second Women’s Only Multi-Sport Adventure Challenge last Saturday.

Donegal Sports Partnership along with sponsors Arthur …
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Over 250 women taking on multi-sport adventure this Saturday 3 months ago

Over 250 women taking on multi-sport adventure this Saturday

Gartan will be buzzing with activity this Saturday as Donegal Sports Partnership along with sponsors Team Donegal Oil will host the second Women’s Only Multi-Sport Adventure Challenge at Gartan Outdoor …
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Culdaff’s Erin McLoughlin putting women’s football in the spotlight in new RTE series 3 months ago

Culdaff’s Erin McLoughlin putting women’s football in the spotlight in new RTE series

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Three-time capped Ireland senior international Erin McLoughlin is starring in a new TV series about women’s soccer, which launches this evening.

Pass It On: Sacar na mBan airs this Monday …
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Stranorlar strongwoman powers through pain to national competition 4 months ago

Stranorlar strongwoman powers through pain to national competition

A young Stranorlar woman is set to compete in the biggest Strongwoman competition in Ireland this weekend.

Megan Jennings will be one of 22 women pushing their limits lifting, throwing …
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Margaret’s running journey to healing and hope 4 months ago

Margaret’s running journey to healing and hope

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From barely being able to run down the street to conquering marathons, Margaret Coyle’s story is one of resilience and hope.

The big-hearted Glencar woman has had her fair share …
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Nikki Bradley launches the 2024 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon 4 months ago

Nikki Bradley launches the 2024 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon

Donegal disability advocate and public speaker Nikki Bradley is setting out to inspire all walkers, joggers and runners to join this year’s Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon.

The 10km event, now …
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Brilliant Bríd embarks on 366-day charity walking challenge 7 months ago

Brilliant Bríd embarks on 366-day charity walking challenge

A well-known West Donegal woman is embarking on a year-long walking campaign so local families and individuals can benefit from Donegal Cancer Flights & Services.

Bríd ‘Winnie’ Sweeney, who lives …
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How a Killygordon woman became one of karate’s most influential referees 7 months ago

How a Killygordon woman became one of karate’s most influential referees

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A Killygordon woman who has become one of the highest-ranking Karate officials in the world says she still feels humble despite her incredible achievements.

Mandy McNulty has been involved …
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HER Outdoors Week invites Donegal women to enjoy the great outdoors 11 months ago

HER Outdoors Week invites Donegal women to enjoy the great outdoors

Fourteen events have been organised at eight locations across the county by Donegal Sports Partnership as part of HER Outdoors Week which takes place from Monday, August 14th to Sunday, …
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Margaret Coyle’s running for a cause in new charity challenge 1 year ago

Margaret Coyle’s running for a cause in new charity challenge

Popular Letterkenny woman Margaret Coyle is getting her running shoes ready for her next challenge, which is once again for charity.

Margaret is no stranger to charity work, having helped …
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Triumphs galore for Donegal women in Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon 1 year ago

Triumphs galore for Donegal women in Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon

Women from Donegal had great success in Dublin today taking part in the 2023 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon.

The 10K race was won by Nakita Burke from Letterkenny A.C. in …
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Donegal women’s charities receive €5,500 from first-ever adventure challenge 1 year ago

Donegal women’s charities receive €5,500 from first-ever adventure challenge

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Donegal’s first Women’s Only Multi-Sport Adventure Challenge has raised €5,500 for Donegal Women’s Centre and Donegal Women’s Domestic Violence Service – DWDVS.

The total was announced this week following a …
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Gaoth Dobhair woman to share stories of Madrid Harps GAA club on TG4 doc 1 year ago

Gaoth Dobhair woman to share stories of Madrid Harps GAA club on TG4 doc

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A Madrid-based Gaoth Dobhair woman is to feature this week in a new TG4 programme on GAA clubs on the continent.

“Cluiche As Baile” (The Away Game) gives an insight …
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In Pictures: Donegal women conquer inaugural multi-sport adventure challenge 1 year ago

In Pictures: Donegal women conquer inaugural multi-sport adventure challenge

Donegal women took Gartan by storm last weekend in their first-ever Women’s Only Multi-Sport Adventure Challenge.

Donegal Sports Partnership along with sponsors Team Donegal Oil, founded by Arthur McMahon from …
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Nikki Bradley prepares for Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon at Letterkenny parkrun 1 year ago

Nikki Bradley prepares for Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon at Letterkenny parkrun

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Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon ambassador Nikki Bradley attended Vhi’s ‘Bring a Buddy Day’ at Letterkenny parkrun last weekend as she continued her training for race day on the 4th of June. …
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Two Donegal charities to benefit from women’s only adventure challenge 1 year ago

Two Donegal charities to benefit from women’s only adventure challenge

The countdown is on for Donegal’s first women’s only multi-sport adventure challenge at Gartan next week.

The charity event hosted by Donegal Sports Partnership along with sponsors Team Donegal Oil, …
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Nikki Bradley encouraging women to ‘Bring a Buddy’ to Letterkenny parkrun 1 year ago

Nikki Bradley encouraging women to ‘Bring a Buddy’ to Letterkenny parkrun

Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon ambassador Nikki Bradley is encouraging people to join the ‘Bring a Buddy’ Day at the Letterkenny parkrun this Saturday 22nd April at 9.30am.

Women across …
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Local women share words of wisdom with DSP Female Leadership Programme participants 1 year ago

Local women share words of wisdom with DSP Female Leadership Programme participants

Participants in Donegal Sports Partnership’s Female Leadership Programme received invaluable words of inspiration and encouragement from two local women who are in positions of leadership locally.

At a question-and-answer session …
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Local women brave the elements during Women in Sport Week! 1 year ago

Local women brave the elements during Women in Sport Week!

Women of all ages from various parts of Donegal took part in fun outdoor events held locally by Donegal Sports Partnership to mark ‘Women in Sport Week’.

A group of …
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Sunrise dip, sunset kayaking, rock-climbing and more for Donegal Women in Sport Week 1 year ago

Sunrise dip, sunset kayaking, rock-climbing and more for Donegal Women in Sport Week

Women in Donegal are being invited to get outdoors and try something new this week during a series of exciting events in beautiful parts of the county.

A “sunrise dip …
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Ciara McVeigh-Lunn leading new ‘Move 2 The Beat’ initiative for over 50s 1 year ago

Ciara McVeigh-Lunn leading new ‘Move 2 The Beat’ initiative for over 50s

Letterkenny fitness instructor Ciara McVeigh-Lunn is launching a new over-50s exercise programme spearheaded by Donegal Sports Partnership and supported by the HSE.

‘Move 2 The Beat’ is a six-week programme …
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Mum and daughter kickstart their passion for karate! 2 years ago

Mum and daughter kickstart their passion for karate!

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There aren’t a whole range of sports in which a parent and their young children are able to train together due to age brackets, but luckily for Teresa Gallagher and …
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Team Donegal Oil women’s adventure challenge rescheduled for April 2023 2 years ago

Team Donegal Oil women’s adventure challenge rescheduled for April 2023

The women’s only multi-sport fun challenge, which was to have taken place on Sunday, October 9th, has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 29th, 2023.

The event, which is the brainchild …
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Over 200 women gear up for Team Donegal Oil women’s adventure challenge 2 years ago

Over 200 women gear up for Team Donegal Oil women’s adventure challenge

The countdown is on for an exciting women’s-only multi-sport challenge this October 9th.

Donegal Sports Partnership along with sponsors Team Donegal Oil, founded by Arthur McMahon from Donegal Oil Company …
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Communities team up to honour much-loved teacher and Gaelic footballer 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago

Donegal Sports Partnership’s Female Leadership Programme up and running

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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” 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 3 years ago

Geraldine McLaughlin celebrates long-awaited All Star

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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 3 years 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’ 3 years ago

‘What being a woman in sport means to me’

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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 3 years ago

Natasha on track to promote women in sport

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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 3 years ago

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

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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 4 years ago

Donegal women spearhead novel physical activity initiative

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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! 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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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