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Sun, 28 May 2017 20:41:41 +0100

Police say the "young boy" witnessed the fatal shooting of his father in a supermarket car park.

Sun, 28 May 2017 19:01:14 +0100

Weekend shoppers were 'unaware' that a man was fatally shot nearby, says Ulster Unionist MLA.

Sun, 28 May 2017 18:13:37 +0100

James McClean, Darren Randolph and Colin Doyle are brought into a 19-man Republic of Ireland squad for the friendly against Mexico.

Sun, 28 May 2017 16:39:24 +0100

Winter wins the Irish 1000 Guineas for trainer Aidan O'Brien three weeks after victory in the English equivalent.

Sun, 28 May 2017 15:11:56 +0100

Jonathan Rea wins the second race of the World Superbikes UK round at Donington Park and extends his lead to 55 points in the series.

Sun, 28 May 2017 15:09:51 +0100

Ulster SFC champions Tyrone cruise into the semi-finals by beating derby rivals Derry by 11 points at Celtic Park.

Sun, 28 May 2017 14:35:15 +0100

The police are granted more time to question a man arrested over the murder of an elderly couple.

Sun, 28 May 2017 12:40:27 +0100

Development hailed as a huge boost for Gaelic games in Britain.

Donegal News


Sun, 28 May 2017 18:34:28 +0100

Dutch cyclist Tom Dumoulin is the winner of this year’s Giro D’Italia. He claimed first place in the one-hundredth edition of the race – finishing ahead of Colombia’s Nairo Quintana in the overall standings. Philip Deignan, riding for Team Sky, finished 37th on General Classification. The Letterkenny man had a solid grand tour helping his teammate Mikel Landa to the King of the Mountains title.

Sun, 28 May 2017 18:18:49 +0100

Michael Murphy and Neil McGee are injury concerns for Donegal Manager Rory Gallagher ahead of the Ulster Semi Final against Tyrone in three weeks time. Both players had to leave the pitch during the Glenswilly Gaobh Dobhair All County League clash on Sunday at Pairc Naomh Columba. Murphy took a knock to the knee as he went to challenge for the ball with Jamie Reynolds. Just 17 minutes into the game the Donegal Captain was helped off the field by two Glenswilly backroom members. A further worry for the Donegal management is Neil McGee. The full back was taken off early in the second half with a back injury. Both players will be assessed in the coming days

Sun, 28 May 2017 17:58:23 +0100

  Mickey Harte was happy with his side’s win today over Derry, but feels they have work to do before they play Donegal in the Ulster Championship Semi-Final. Harte feels that his side wasted chances that they won’t have against Donegal, they have to be more consistent in front of the posts. He knows it is good to be through to the next round, but also knows that Donegal will be a stern test for his side. The Tyrone manager spoke after Sunday’s game…

Sun, 28 May 2017 17:57:05 +0100

The rain stayed away on the final day of An Post Rás 2017 as JLT Condor’s James Gullen secured the general classification. Despite no stage wins, Gullen was very consistent throughout the week, securing the yellow jersey on stage five and defending it right up to the final stage. Przemyslaw Kasperkiewicz was the stage eight winner in Skerries, giving the An Post Chain Reaction team their third stage win of the week. The 22-year-old from Poland added the stage win to his King of the Mountains jersey. Donegal’s Ronan McLaughlin helped his team Aqua Blue Sport of Cork to third in the overall county standings. Omagh Wheelers finished 7th in the county, Donegal’s Darragh McCarter is a member of the Tyrone team. Donegal Voodoo Performance finished  13th, the team included Letterkenny man Sean McFadden. Paul, the second McCarter rider is with the Derry EJB car sales team, they finished  18th. The ceremonial finish saw the presentation of the overall winners from the week. Daan Meijers (Netherlands Delta Cycling Rotterdam) won the points classification, Michael O’Loughlin (Britain Team Wiggins) won Under 23 Rider whilst Daire Feeley (Galway Team iTap) took Irish County Rider. The final stage winner, Przemyslaw Kasperkiewicz (An Post Chain Reaction) was crowned King of the Mountains. Netherlands Delta Cycling Rotterdam were overall team winners whilst Cork Strata3/VeloRevolution were best of the county teams.

Sun, 28 May 2017 17:43:07 +0100

Declan Boyle along with his cousin Brian Boyle have won the 2017 Cavan Rally. They finished 32.1 seconds ahead of their nearest rivals, Garry Jennings and Rory Kennedy. Declan last won in Cavan in 2013, and was very happy to have his car performing as normal. The Boyles are now looking ahead to Limerick next weekend and then hopefully the Donegal Rally after that. Sean McCaffrey was on the finish ramp and spoke to the top 5 finishers, starting with the winner, Declan Boyle…  

Sun, 28 May 2017 17:19:13 +0100

Inishowen League lost out to Clare League in the Oscar Traynor Inter League Trophy Final on Sunday, one goal to nil. It was a good game which had chances for both sides, but it was a great strike from Clare’s international player Eoin Hayes that proved the difference in today’s final. Terence Hegarty spoke to Myles Gallagher on Sunday Sport to give a full time report… Inishowen joint-manager Diarmaid O’Brien gave his thoughts on the Final on Sunday Sport…

Sun, 28 May 2017 17:17:22 +0100

  Michael Murphy Sports & Leisure Senior Championship Group B Burt 0-14 V 0-14 Killybegs Michael Murphy Sports & Leisure Senior B Championship Group B Burt 2-07 V 2-10 Killybegs Division 1 Glenswilly 2-13 V 0-22 Gaoth Dobhair Bundoran 0-08 V 7-10 St Michael’s Kilcar1-18  V 0-12 Milford St Eunan’s V Naomh Conaill Fri, 26 May, Dungloe 2-12 v 1-13 St Michaels – Played Friday Division 2 Aodh Ruadh Ballyshannon 3-14 V 3-08 Buncrana Cloughaneely 0-17 V 1-06 Sean Mac Cumhaill Ardara 3-10 V 0-13 Termon Naomh Columba 1-08 V 2-12 Glenfin Division 3 Sun, 28 May, Naomh Bríd 1-08 V 5-07 Moville Fri, 26 May, Naomh Brid 1-17 v 4-7 Red Hughs Division 4 Sat, 27 May, Convoy 3-08 V 2-07 Carndonagh Robert Emmets 0-09 V 0-14 Naomh Colmcille Fri, 26 May, Naomh Pádraig Muff 0-07 V 0-15 Na Rossa Division 5 Sat, 27 May, Glenswilly 0-09 V 0-10 Pettigo  

Sun, 28 May 2017 17:09:20 +0100

A Donegal Deputy has called on funding to be made available to carry out critical repairs to Kilmacrennan Abbey Cemetery amid health and safety concerns. Donegal Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher has called on Minister Heather Humphrey to release the adequate funding as a subsiding wall has made the area unsafe for the public to enter. The calls come following the announcement of over €80,000 in funding being awarded to 18 heritage initiatives across Donegal. Deputy Gallagher says families have been directly affected by the closure of the cemetery:

Sun, 28 May 2017 16:46:36 +0100

Burt and Killybegs finished with 14 points apiece in the final group game of the first round in the Donegal Senior Football Championship. Killybegs led by 2 points at halftime with a scoreline of 0-07 v 0-05. It was a tight second half with the teams trading scores, and neither team were able to break away. Burt were able to bring it back to lead the game at the end of the 60 minutes, but a Hugh McFadden free kick deep into injury time brought Killybegs level at the end. Tom Comack got the reaction from both camps, speaking with Burt midfielder Ciaran Dowds, but first to Killybegs assistant manager Kevin Martin… Ciaran Dowds:

Sun, 28 May 2017 16:02:02 +0100

A West Tyrone MLA has vowed to challenge the new Fine Gael leader on their commitment to the A5. Leo Varadkar, while Transport Minister announced in 2011 that the Irish Government committed to jointly co-fund the construction of the A5 which is due to commence this coming autumn. West Tyrone MLA Barry McElduff says if he is elected as a member of UK Parliament he will ensure the financial commitment made by the Irish Government is honoured. However, this week Leo Varadkar did suggest if he were to become party leader, the A5 would be included on his agenda, a statement welcomed by the West Tyrone MLA: