Going Back in Time

Peter Campbell has a look back at what was making the news in the Donegal Democrat in 1964, 1972 and 1982

Peter Campbell has a look back at what was making the news in the Donegal Democrat in 1964, 1972 and 1982

1964

New drink prices in force today

Ballyshannon Licensed Vintners’ Association at a meeting on Tuesday night considered the effect on the trade of the Budget.

All imported spirits go up to 5/- per glass; brandy to 6/6 and Irish spirits to 4/8. The price of a bottle of Guinness is advanced one penny to 1/2 and Irish beers, Smithwicks No. 1, Time and Phoenix to 1/5 and 1/6 for Double Diamond. Irish lager beer goes from 1/7 to 1/8 and imported Lagers from 1/8 to 1/10.

Missing stars caused McKenna Cup ecllipse

Derry 2-10, Donegal 1-8

Although they held an interval lead of 1-5 to 1-3, Donegal, defending their Dr. McKenna Cup honours at Dean McGlinchey Park, Ballinascreen on Sunday, showed such unsteady form in some sectors of defence that it was no surprise when Derry scored an easy goal to give them the honours.

With many players missing, the Co. chairman announced, following a meeting of the Executive on Sunday evening, that the county would have first call on the services of players in the future. This means, in effect, that players selected either on the first fifteen or reserves, will serve a six month’s suspension should they fail to travel.

Derry: S Higgins; D McLarnon, B Devlin, F McCotter; R Millen, H Diamond, D Devlin; T Scullion, L Diamond; S O’Connell, L O’Neill, D McKeever; P Quinn, G McGee, L McEldowney. Sub., F O’Loan for D McKeever.

Donegal: S Hoare; E Gallagher, JD McMenamin, B McFeely; S O’Donnell, J Hannigan, P Kelly; D O’Carroll, PJ Flood; M McLoone, F McFeely, T Prendergast; O McBride, J Fleming, M Griffin. Sub., F Campbell for McBride.

1972

Killybegs lead in £4m scoop

Killybegs, with a total catch of 10,000 tons, valued at £350,000, led the field during the 1971/72 herring fishing season according to figures just released by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.

Killybegs was followed by Dunmore East with 8,000 tons, valued at £425,000; Cobh, 5,000 tons value £264,000 and next in line were Castletownbere, Burtonport and Galway.

Shortage of priests in Raphoe causing concern

A growing shortage of priests in the Raphoe Diocese was referred to by Most Rev. Dr. McFeely, Bishop of Raphoe, when he addressed the congregation following the Confirmation of 101 children in St. Mary’s Church, Killymard, on Sunday.

His Lordship appealed to parents and others to impress on the young people the dignity of the priesthood.

Dr. McFeely also told the congregation that serious overcrowding in Killymard church at Masses brought home to them the need for increased accommodation. There was a plan to extend the sanctuary and possibly the church itself, and if the cost should prove to be substantial it would be better to build a new church.

1982

Disappointed Blake gets the bullet

Eunan ‘Busty’ Blake, who has been sacked after almost five years as manager of Finn Harps told the Democrat on Wednesday that he was disappointed with the way his dismissal was conducted by the same committee who two months ago had given him a vote of confidence.

Donegal’s defenders defy battling Breffni

Donegal 1-10, Cavan 1-7

Tine Si’s report in the Democrat of Donegal’s first step in the Ulster U-21 championship - which would end in October with All-Ireland success - outlined a great display by the defence.

Donegal led 1-6 to 1-4 at half-time before holding out for famous victory in Breffni Park in their new set of jerseys - green and gold hoops.

Cavan: D Reilly; G Smith, B McDonnell, B Carolan; P Faulkner, J McCaul, T Doonan; S Gilheaney, S King; T Fitzpatrick, B Tierney, M McEntee; D McDonald, P Lynch, J Galligan. Subs., T Leonard for J Galligan; K Karney for T Fitzpatrick; S Cusack for T Doonan.

Donegal: M Kelly; M McBrearty, J McGowan, M Gallagher; E McIntyre, T McDermott, B Tuohy; S Maguire, C Mulgrew; M McHugh, S Meehan, J McMullan; P Carr, P Gallagher, P McGroarty. Subs., S Bonner, C Carr, E Breslin, J O’Neill, D McCole, E Doyle, D Reid. Substitutes not used but John McGowan was pulled in at full-back for Martin Shovlin (on original team) injured at work recently.