CLONMANY’S MARTINA WINS €25,000 ON LOTTO SHOW

first_imgMartina Callaghan from Clonmay, Co. Donegal won €25,000, including a luxury holiday, at the National Lottery’s Money Spinner event held at the Slieve Russell Hotel, Cavan on Saturday 26 July 2014. Pictured at the presentation of winning cheques were, from left to right: Brian Ormond, game show host; Martina Callaghan, winning player and Harry Cooke, Head of Operations, The National Lottery. The winning ticket was purchased in SuperValu, Carndonagh, Co. Donegal.Pic: Mac Innes PhotographyDONEGAL woman Martina Callaghan has something to cheer about today – she’s just won €25,000 including luxury holiday on a lotto game show.She won the cash on RTE’s Money Spinner TV programme.Martina is a retired factory worker.  She is from a family of six: James Anthony, Margaret Theresa, Veronica and John, who live in the area and brother Marius who lives in England with his wife Margaret and daugher Narelle.  She is close to her grandnieces and grandnephews Amy, Liam, Chloe, Lucy, Niamh and Eamer. Martina normally puts her nephews and nieces names on the Scratch Card but for some unknown reason she put her own name on this particular Scratch Card for the first time ever and had the luck to be drawn!Martina walks every day. She loves listening to country and western music, especially Big Tom. She would have travelled everywhere to see him – that’s her Garth Brooks! She last saw him live last October.Her grandniece Chloe gave her a teddy bear to bring with her for luck when spinning the wheel.“I can’t believe it, I still feel I’m chatting about somebody else.” Martina hasn’t even thought about how she will spend her winnings as she just felt so lucky to be a Money Spinner contestant. CLONMANY’S MARTINA WINS €25,000 ON LOTTO SHOW was last modified: July 28th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:clonmanyMartina CallaghanMOney Spinnernational lotteryRTETVlast_img read more

HEART-BREAKING SCENES AT FUNERALS OF TWO BOYS KILLED IN CAR CRASH

first_imgShaun and MatthewTHE town of Letterkenny was in mourning today as the funerals took place for the two young men killed in the weekend car crash outside Rathmullan.Shaun Graham was laid to rest after noon Mass at St Eunan’s Cathedral.At 3pm Matthew Crawford was buried after Mass at the Church of the Irish Martyrs. Hundreds and hundreds of family and friends attended both funerals.Fr Éamonn McLaughlin told mourners at the funeral for 19-year-old Shaun that his parents had been overwhelmed by the good wishes of the people of the town and county following the tragedy.Among the mourners was Damian Gallagher who was in a wheelchair after also being injured in the crash.The driver of the car Noel Carr remains in a Dublin hospital where he is being treated for his injuries. Fr McLaughlin urged young people to be “agents for change on our roads.”He said everyone had a duty to make Donegal’s roads safer to prevent future tragedies.The priest also said Shaun’s parents Michael and Caitriona were like all parents who worried when their children went out.Young people, he said, should do everything to be safe when they were out at night.Fr McLaughlin then travelled to the second funeral in Letterkenny for Mr Crawford where mourners heard Fr Brian Quinn say that people were struggling to come to terms with the weekend tragedy. Afterwards a friend of Matthew’s said: “They were just boys; always happy and always smiling. I’ll never get over it.”HEART-BREAKING SCENES AT FUNERALS OF TWO BOYS KILLED IN CAR CRASH was last modified: August 5th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:car crashfuneralsletterkennyRathmullanlast_img read more