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Watch: Super fit Fiona is ready for The Race 6 years ago

Watch: Super fit Fiona is ready for The Race

The agile Dental Hygienist is a member of Rosses AC and is no stranger to fitness challenges.

This is her first attempt at The Race, which is a gruelling 24 …
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Cyprus Cup is only the beginning as Roma McLaughlin dreams big 6 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 6 years ago

Olympic weightlifting gold medals for three Donegal women

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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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Anna Hennessy has a triple triumph at the National Swimming Championships 6 years ago

Anna Hennessy has a triple triumph at the National Swimming Championships

Anna, aged 17, came home with two gold and one silver medal following the event at Stewarts Sports Centre in Palmerstown, Dublin on Saturday 25th February.

Anna outswam her competition …
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Donegal women’s team win All-Ireland Darts title in Clare 6 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 6 years ago

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

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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 6 years ago

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

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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 6 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 6 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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Donegal woman Sadie Duffy is honoured by Irish Boxing Board 6 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 6 years ago

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

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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 6 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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Chloe Magee on the demons that haunted her Olympic year 6 years ago

Chloe Magee on the demons that haunted her Olympic year

By  •  Sport

In the run-up to the 2016 Games in Rio, Magee faced immense pressures – of competition, a fear of not making it to Brazil, as well as the financial burdens …
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Donegal’s fastest girl speeds to a top spot in New York 6 years ago

Donegal’s fastest girl speeds to a top spot in New York

By  •  Sport

The Donegal schoolgirl won the ‘Ireland’s Fastest Feet’ title in December after coming through the county heats and got the chance to compete at the Millrose Games on Saturday.

Emily …
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Roma called to Ireland squad for Cyprus Cup 6 years ago

Roma called to Ireland squad for Cyprus Cup

By  •  Sport

New Ireland manager Colin Bell confirmed his 20-player squad for the competition yesterday and it includes midfielder McLaughlin, who recently moved to Women’s National League champions Shelbourne.

In the Cyprus …
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Nora Stapleton key to Ireland’s Six Nations triumph 6 years ago

Nora Stapleton key to Ireland’s Six Nations triumph

By  •  Sport

The Irish defeated Italy 27-3 at the Stadio Tommaso Fattori in Rome. After defeating Scotland last week, the Girls in Green secured a second bonus point thanks to Stapleton’s quick-thinking …
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Carndonagh boxer Jessica Clarke to fight in Switzerland 6 years ago

Carndonagh boxer Jessica Clarke to fight in Switzerland

By  •  Sport

A two-time Irish champion, Clarke travels to Frenkendorf, Switzerland as part of a St Brigid’s, Edenderry selection, having been chosen by coach Liam Brereton.

Clarke is up against Elaina Pileggi, …
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Two Donegal clubs chosen for Gaelic4Girls programme 6 years ago

Two Donegal clubs chosen for Gaelic4Girls programme

By  •  Sport

Gaelic4Girls has been one of the great success stories for Ladies Gaelic Football in recent times as it helps clubs to grow and expand their membership base. 

St. Michael’s and Naomh …
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Manor’s Ciana Brogan makes a ‘Swift’ move to Sion 6 years ago

Manor’s Ciana Brogan makes a ‘Swift’ move to Sion

By  •  Sport

Hot on the heels of their captures of Amy Boyle-Carr and Lauren Harper, Sion have pounced to sign another talented prospect from the Donegal Women’s League.

Brogan was the Donegal …
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Julianne Herrity reflects on living the ‘American Dream’ 6 years ago

Julianne Herrity reflects on living the ‘American Dream’

By  •  Sport

The 27-year-old from Kiltoy has just returned from two years at Carson-Newman College in Tennessee, where she had a brilliant two years playing colleges football.

Herrity, a former Kilmacrennan Celtic …
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Donegal girl with ‘Ireland’s fastest feet’ is off to New York 6 years ago

Donegal girl with ‘Ireland’s fastest feet’ is off to New York

By  •  Sport

The St Mary’s NS girl will be in action on Saturday at the Armory in Washington Heights after winning ‘Ireland’s Fastest Feet’ in Athlone back in December.

Emily won the …
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It’s going to be Ladies Day at Sligo Rovers v Finn Harps 6 years ago

It’s going to be Ladies Day at Sligo Rovers v Finn Harps

By  •  Sport

Sligo Rovers FC are allowing all women to enjoy free entry into the Showgrounds on Tuesday 14th Valentine’s Day.

Couples can show their love for either side under the (romantic) shadow …
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History-making weekend for Raphoe’s Chloe Magee 6 years ago

History-making weekend for Raphoe’s Chloe Magee

By  •  Sport

Magee, a three-time Olympian, won the 22nd and 23rd National titles of her career.

Magee has now overhauled Bruce Topping’s haul of 22 titles after another stunning weekend.

Magee has …
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Lucinda takes the top spot at the Northwest Throwdown 6 years ago

Lucinda takes the top spot at the Northwest Throwdown

Lucinda took the first place in her category at the Northwest Throwdown tournament last weekend in Derry.

The tournament attracts some of the top CrossFit athletes in Ireland, who showcase their …
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Geraldine McLaughlin seals another win for Donegal ladies 6 years ago

Geraldine McLaughlin seals another win for Donegal ladies

By  •  Sport

Galway 1-12 Donegal 2-10

The Micheál Naughton-managed team are in their first year back in Division 1, but after defeating Armagh last Sunday, they dug deep for another precious two …
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A ‘Lidl’ bit of organising goes a long way for Donegal ladies ace Friel 6 years ago

A ‘Lidl’ bit of organising goes a long way for Donegal ladies ace Friel

By  •  Sport

Friel knows all about the importance of being organised.

She is the store manager at Lidl in Donegal town. Lidl happen to be the sponsors of the Ladies National League …
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Donegal ladies team hoping for another win in Galway 6 years ago

Donegal ladies team hoping for another win in Galway

By  •  Sport

Donegal defeated Armagh by 11 points in Convoy last weekend and go to Tuam on Sunday in high spirits.

Newly-promoted Donegal are back in Division 1 of the Lidl Ladies …
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Mulroy’s Caoimhe Walsh savours her All-Ireland final heroics 6 years ago

Mulroy’s Caoimhe Walsh savours her All-Ireland final heroics

By  •  Sport

Walsh’s two goals helped Mulroy overcame St Peter’s CS from Passage West in Cork – who had beaten Mulroy in the last two finals – to win the FAI Schools …
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Mulroy College girls are All-Ireland champions 6 years ago

Mulroy College girls are All-Ireland champions

By  •  Sport

Mulroy College 2 St Peter’s Community School 1 (after extra time)

It meant a case of third time lucky for the Mulroy girls after two final defeats against St Peter’s, …
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Tyler set to take on Swiss challenge with Ireland squad 6 years ago

Tyler set to take on Swiss challenge with Ireland squad

By  •  Sport

The St Johnston native has been selected on a 20-woman squad by Irish manager Dave Bell.

In Castellon, Ireland will play two friendly internationals against Switzerland, on February 15 and …
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All training and no celebrations for young Sinead Jennings! 6 years ago

All training and no celebrations for young Sinead Jennings!

By  •  Sport

When Sinead Jennings got her Leaving Certificate results, her ‘celebrations’ were rather different from her classmates.

The then-17-year-old from Hawthorn Heights came back from Loreto, Letterkenny with her results, chuffed …
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Sinead is Donegal’s Overall Sports Star 6 years ago

Sinead is Donegal’s Overall Sports Star

By  •  Sport

The Letterkenny woman has become the first sportsperson to win the prestigious award for a third time after reaching an Olympic final in August at the 2016 Olympic Games in …
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Which women are in the running for Sports Star Awards? 6 years ago

Which women are in the running for Sports Star Awards?

By  •  Sport

The 41st staging of the annual awards bash, sponsored by Donegal County Council, is being held in the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny.

Tickets have sold out for the event since …
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Nora steps up to Women’s Six Nations squad 6 years ago

Nora steps up to Women’s Six Nations squad

By  •  Sport

Stapleton is the only Donegal representative on the panel chosen by head coach Tom Tierney.

The experienced Old Belvedere and Leinster flyhalf was a member of the Ireland squad that …
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Donegal Ladies return with one clear goal 6 years ago

Donegal Ladies return with one clear goal

By  •  Sport

The Donegal Senior Ladies begin life in Division 1 of the Lidl Ladies National Football League this Sunday when they host Armagh in Convoy (2pm).

Micheál Naughton’s team won Division …
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Danielle brings home Ulster glory 6 years ago

Danielle brings home Ulster glory

By  •  Sport

McDevitt was the only Donegal player on the Ulster panel for the tournament held in Mullingar. Ulster denied Connacht a three-in-a-row. In the final, Ulster took the silverware on a …
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Boxer Ciara Anderson has big gloves to fill 6 years ago

Boxer Ciara Anderson has big gloves to fill

By  •  Sport

The 18-year-old is a grand-daughter of former Irish Olympian Brian Anderson senior from Ballybofey, who punched for Ireland at the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Ciara is a chip off …
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National awards for two Donegal soccer players 6 years ago

National awards for two Donegal soccer players

By  •  Sport

Greencastle’s McLaughlin and Milford native Barrett both play for the Dublin-based Peamount United.

Midfielder McLaughlin and striker Barrett have been included in the Team of the Year. Both players were …
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Boxer Donna has plans to be fighting fit again 6 years ago

Boxer Donna has plans to be fighting fit again

By  •  Sport

Barr, who lost out in her last Elite venture, in November 2015 when she was narrowly beaten by Lauren Hogan, has recently returned to training following a hand injury.

A …
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Europe calling for top coach Teresa 6 years ago

Europe calling for top coach Teresa

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Teresa said she is excited about the challenges the role will bring at the Great Edinburgh Cross-Country event.

The event, held at Holyrood Park in Edinburgh, consists of four separate events …
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The trailblazing women in Donegal sport 6 years ago

The trailblazing women in Donegal sport

By  •  Sport

When Maggie Farrelly made history earlier this year as the first female to referee a senior inter-county Gaelic football match, she followed a sequence of women from these parts to …
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Muriel Quigley is a fiercely proud mum, but still gets nervous! 6 years ago

Muriel Quigley is a fiercely proud mum, but still gets nervous!

By  •  News, Sport

Muriel Quigley remembers clearly the first time her son fought at The National Stadium – more so because of her own experience as her 12-year-old’s.

The nerves then were the …
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Women make history in Naomh Colmcille GAA elections 6 years ago

Women make history in Naomh Colmcille GAA elections

By  •  Sport

On a week when gender quotas in sporting organisations have been a hot topic, the Naomh Colmcille GAA club has elected its first ever female chairperson.

At its Annual General …
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Donegal women vie for Sportswoman of the Year 6 years ago

Donegal women vie for Sportswoman of the Year

By  •  Sport

Rower Sinead Jennings and badminton player Chloe Magee are nominated, as are Paralympian Katie-George Dunlevy and triathlete Aileen Reid, all of whom are either from or have close family links …
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Donegal GAA secretary digs into gender quotas 6 years ago

Donegal GAA secretary digs into gender quotas

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Women should be welcomed to the world of GAA because they have a big input to offer, but gender quotas should not be enforced just for the sake of it, …
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Unstoppable Ryans through to final of Ireland’s Fittest Family 6 years ago

Unstoppable Ryans through to final of Ireland’s Fittest Family

The Ryan family from Letterkenny were up against three other super-fit families in the gruelling challenges set out in tonight’s semi- final for Ireland’s Fittest Family. With four talented families …
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Catriona Devine inducted into Finn Valley AC’s Hall of Fame 6 years ago

Catriona Devine inducted into Finn Valley AC’s Hall of Fame

The memories and the moments came flooding back for Catriona McGranaghan last night.

The Castlefin woman became the second female to be inducted into Finn Valley AC’s Hall of Fame.


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Winning coach Teresa targets the podium 6 years ago

Winning coach Teresa targets the podium

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Teresa McDaid felt an instant buzz collecting her green uniform in Dublin last week. The Letterkenny AC woman is the manager of the Irish Senior Women and Under-23 Women’s teams for Sunday’s …
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