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READ THE REID: The nine month wait is over for Donegal supporters

Donegal GAA supporters have long memories. Sunday 5th August 2018 is a date that will stir the mind of those supporters. It was a balmy summer afternoon when Tyrone marched into the All-Ireland semi-final after a raid into McCumhaill Park in Ballybofey. Donegal were reigning Ulster champions. ...

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Deaths in Donegal - Friday evening, May 24

The Donegal Democrat has been informed of the following deaths: 

- Kitty Ferry, Brinalack, Gweedore

- Mary McFadden Nee Brady, Formally of Drimnakillew, Creeslough

-Joe Mc Girr, Alt Upper, Castlefin

- Maeve Byrne, Towney, Kilcar 

- ...

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Murphy’s return tips balance in favour of Donegal - Sylvester Maguire

Sylvester Maguire lives in the The Mullans, outside Ballyshannon, on the Northern side of the river Erne and a stone’s throw from the border between Donegal and Fermanagh.

The Mullans is on the frontline ahead of Donegal Ulster Senior Championship clash with Fermanagh on ...

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Finn Harps U-13s secure draw with Sligo Rovers at Sligo IT

The Finn Harps U-13s  ended up a with share of the spoils against Sligo Rovers on Thursday night.

Sligo Rovers 2

Finn Harps U-13s 2

The game which took place at the Sligo IT ended 2-2 with Ciaran O’Kane and Joel Gibson getting the goals for Kevin McHugh’s ...

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Donegal voting reported as comparable to previous years 

Polling around the county is on a par with previous elections, reports from party representatives polling stations say.

Reports from polling stations put turnouts this morning at between 10% and 15% around the county.

Letterkenny voting has been slow this morning with the turnout at ...

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Donegal U-20s face Tyrone in curtain raiser in Brewster Park on Sunday

Donegal are chasing a second win in the Philly McGuinness U-20 Development League when they face Tyrone on Sunday in Brewster Park.

The game is the curtain raiser to the meeting of Donegal and Fermanagh in the Ulster senior championship.

The game was originally pencilled in for ...

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Much sadness at news of the death of Charles Quinn, Meenacally, Donegal Town

The death of Charles Quinn (known as Charlie), Meenacally, Donegal Town was learned of with regret last week.

He had been in ill health for a couple of years but he never complained and was always upbeat and cheerful. His death at the young age of 67 still came as a shock to his family and ...

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Playing football is what I live for - Dáire Ó Baoill

It has been a long season so far for Donegal wing-back Dáire Ó Baoill and he is enjoying every minute of it.

The young Gaoth Dobhair man was an influential member of the Gaoth Dobhair side that won an historic first Ulster Club Championship back in February before giving ...

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Deaths in Donegal - Friday, May 24

The Donegal Democrat has been informed of the following deaths: 

- Mary McFadden Nee Brady, Formally of Drimnakillew, Creeslough

-Joe Mc Girr, Alt Upper, Castlefin

- Maeve Byrne, Towney, Kilcar 

- Cyprian Gallagher, Donegal town 

- Jim ...

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Donegal voters going to the polls today

Voters in Donegal are going to the polls today in the local and European elections.

Over 132,000 voters are registered to vote in the elections.

Polling stations are open until 10pm.

Voters are also being asked to vote on an amendment to divorce legislation.

In the local ...

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A handy guide to voting in Friday's referendum, local and European elections

The canvassing is over and now it's over to you the voting public. From 7am to 10pm on Friday, May 24, Irish residents registered to vote are asked to have their say on three, and in the cases of Limerick, Waterford and Cork, four different votes.

These will be the Local Elections, ...

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Donegal defender Paddy McGrath glad that wait for Fermanagh clash almost over

Paddy McGrath hit a championship point against Fermanagh in the 2018 Ulster final and who would bet against him doubling that on Sunday next in Brewster Park, Enniskillen.

There is a Donegal supporter in Sligo who wanted to start a petition to turn Paddy into a corner-forward a number of ...

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MANUS BOYLE COLUMN: Hunger and discipline needed by Donegal for Fermanagh

Regardless what you may read or indeed what you may hear around GAA circles about the importance of national leagues, there is only one competition that counts, championship, club or county; as a player your whole year comes down to how you perform in the big one.

National league games are ...

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Paul 'Papa' Durcan has cubs to look after now on his return to the Donegal fold

Paul 'Papa' Durcan returned to the Donegal panel in February some 15 years after he had made his debut for the county back in 2004 against Antrim.

And when talking to the press on Friday night last, 'Papa' joked that some of the young members of the panel might not have been born when he ...

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Donegal manager Declan Bonner ready for battle in Enniskillen

Donegal manager Declan Bonner is in no doubt whatsoever what he wants out of this year’s Ulster championship.

The 1992 All-Ireland winner guided Donegal to a ninth Ulster crown last June when Donegal defeated Fermanagh, Sunday opponents, in the final in Clones.

Eoghan Bán ...

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PICTURE GALLERY: See our picture gallery from Donegal Town Basketball Awards night

The Donegal Town Basketball Club hosted their annual awards night on Sunday 19th May in the St Patrick’s Parish Centre in Donegal Town. It was brilliant to see the hall packed with blue and yellow jumpers, showing that the sport is alive and well in Donegal Town. Awards were presented to ...

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Finn Harps take face Derry City in the Brandywell on Friday and again on Monday

John Kavanagh is the latest player to join the Harps injury list as Ollie Horgan prepares his troops to do battle against Derry City on Friday night.

The SSE Airtricity Premier Division encounter at Brandywell will be the second meeting of these two sides this season.

Derry won a ...

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Donegal boxers take home three national titles at weekend

Donegal boxing was strongly represented at the National Female boxing championship finals in Dublin last weekend.

In all six Donegal boxers were in action with Leah Gallen, Raphoe Boxing Club claiming a fourth national crown. Leah was a convincing 5-0 winner over Linda Desmond from Cork in ...

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THE SPORTING DIARY: Patrick McBrearty's ‘Drive For Five’ with Donegal begins on Sunday

On Sunday next Patrick McBrearty will be back for Donegal and in a year that he could easily have been involved in Dublin’s ‘Drive For Five’, there is another ‘Drive For Five’ that the Kilcar man can put on his agenda - a fifth Ulster senior championship medal.

The talented ...

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Deaths in Donegal, Thursday evening, May 23

The Donegal Democrat has been informed of the following deaths: 

- Cyprian Gallagher, Donegal town 

- Jim McKane, Killygordon

- Jim Ferry (Mary Nellie – Billy), Meenacuing, Gaoth Dobhair, and Glasgow

- Sarah Porter née Evans, Main ...

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Over five hundred people stopped for speeding within a three month period in Donegal

Over one hundred cases of dangerous driving have been recorded in the county from January to March this year. During the same period, 560 people were stopped for speeding, 138 cases of dangerous driving were recorded and 7 serious injury collisions took place on the county's roads. In 2018, ...

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