Post Date : Tue 26 Sep 2017 09:36 AM
Local woman Katie Bennett is participating in her first ever Marathon Run, later this month, 29th Oct and the popular young lady is using her Dublin Marathon 26 mile challenge to raise funds for Cuan Mhuire Addiction Centres.
Sr Consilio founded her first Cuan Mhuire in Athy County Kildare 51 years ago and today the Charity is recognised as Ireland’s largest provider of residential assessment and support for those suffering from addictions.
Katie is involved in many aspects of the day to day services provided by Cuan Mhuire Regional Addiction Support Centre in Newry, and she explained:
"At any given time, Cuan Mhuire cares for approximately 600 residents providing some 50% of the residential addiction support in Ireland. 3,000 people are admitted annually for residential support and an open-door policy operates on a 24 hour per day basis, 365 days of the year.
“We have seen an enormous demand on our services by individuals and families who are suffering the effects of addiction and the negative consequence’s resulting from addiction”. 
“We are a Charity and now more than ever we depend on the generosity and support of the local community, which over the years, has been an inspiration and motivation for those of us involved with Cuan Mhuire" 
and she continued, "I am using my challenge of taking on the Dublin Marathon on Sunday October 29th  to help raise funds for Cuan Mhuire. “I didn’t sign up to win it, nor did I sign up to get a personal best, I am running it because I believe anything is possible and that I had the courage to start”, and If I can help raise funds for a worthy cause then I have achieved my goal.

Anyone who wishes to support the work we are doing by making a contribution can do so through:Donate to Charity on the following website, or our Cuan Mhuire Newry Facebook Page. 

Post Date : Tue 26 Sep 2017 09:31 AM

Minor Boys

All roads lead to the Athletic Grounds this coming Wednesday night, 27th September when our minor boys’ amalgamation take on Maghery in the Division 2 championship final. The game throws-in at 8:15 pm and everyone is encouraged to come along and the lads your support. The lads and management have worked hard all year and hopefully they can end the season by picking up the silverware on Wednesday night.

Minor Girls
Our minor girls are at home on Monday night, 25th September against St Patrick’s Cullyhanna in the shield semi-final at 6:30 pm and again everyone is encouraged to along to lend the girls your support.
U14 Girls
Our U14 girls took part in a blitz in Correnshigo on Saturday and some great performances saw them qualify for the semi-final before losing out to Silverbridge.
Our U10 attended Killeavy’s annual tournament on Sunday to bring an end to their footballing season. They found themselves alongside Dromintee, Pearse Ogs and Culloville in the group stages and following some tough games where the where the young Shane’s put in a great effort they progressed to the shield quarter-final. This game saw them face another Dromintee team and the Shane’s came out strong from the start and clocked up a couple of early scores which helped them qualify for the semi-final. Killeavy awaited the young Shane’s in the semi-final and again they started the stronger side and went into an early three-point lead. Killeavy got back to within a point but the Shane’s stood firm and tagged on a couple of further points to see them through to the shield final. Culloville were the opponents in the final, a side which had beaten the Shanes convincingly in the group stage, so the Camlough side knew they were in for a tough game. Culloville began the much better side and led by two points early on but the Shanes showed some great skill and determination to cancel out the deficit and the sides went into the half-time interval all-square.  Both sides served a brilliant second-half of football exchanging scores throughout but it was the young Shanes who eventually emerged victorious by one point to claim the shield. A great day was had by all and it was great to finish the season with another great win. Well done to all the players and their management team for all their hard-work and commitment throughout the year.
7-A-Side Minor Ladies Blitz
Our 7-A-Side minor ladies blitz, kindly sponsored by BM Steel, takes place next Saturday 30th September. Spaces are filling up very quickly and there are only a limited number of places remaining. At the minute, we have teams from Armagh, Down, Louth, Antrim, Derry, Donegal and Galway competing in what should be a great day's ladies football. Any team interested in taking part but still haven't registered please do so asap to avoid disappointment. Registration for the competition begins at 9:30 am next Saturday morning.
Gaelic4Mothers & Others
The Shane's Gaelic4Mothers & Others continues this Tuesday evening, 26th September from 6.30pm to 7:30 pm. All participants must be over 18 and not currently playing football. Anyone who is interested in a combination of exercise, football and craic... not necessarily in that order... should consider themselves invited and bring and friend along for 1 hour of guaranteed fun.
All enquiries to Peter Lynch on 07876 453546.
A Party for Paddy
As most of you know our senior footballer Paddy Doran was seriously injured in a car accident recently. Paddy will be out of work now for the foreseeable future and the club is organising a fundraising "Party for Paddy" on Saturday, 7th October in the Shane's clubhouse. The fantastic DJ Sammy will be providing the tunes from 8 to late and everyone is encouraged to come along to show your support for one of our own.
Annual Golf Classic
This year’s Shane O’Neill’s Annual Golf Classic will take place on Saturday 4th October in Cloverhill Golf Club. The tournament will take the format of a 3 Ball Scramble with an entry of £75.00 per 3 ball team. The winners will receive a 1 night’s Stay and Play at Slieve Russel Hotel. For further information or to book your place please contact Gareth on 0044 7810 892439.
Merchandise Orders
The club will be taking orders for skinny bottoms tomorrow night, Monday 25th September in the clubhouse from 9:00 pm. The prices are:
ADULT: Small – XL £34.00
KIDS: 5/6 – 12/13 £26.00
Please note that this will be the Christmas order and full payment is required when ordering. All other club merchandise can be ordered directly from 
Well Done
Well done to all our underage footballers who represented their schools at last week’s Cumann na mBuscol blitz.
Last week’s winning lotto numbers were 7, 12, 23 & 26. There were no jackpot winners and 1 x lucky dip winner. The jackpot now stands at a very impressive £6,600 so why not get yourself a ticket…. if you’re not in, you can’t win.
Shane O’Neill’s U10s – Killeavy blitz shield winners
Post Date : Tue 26 Sep 2017 09:18 AM

Down County Board Updates 

The AGM will take place on Monday 23 October 2017, at 8 pm in the Thierafurth Inn, Kilcoo. As you are all aware we are moving into a big year ahead, with our 25 years anniversary and the Feile taking place in Down. It is important that we have all our positions filled and we look forward to new members coming on board to our committee.
Remember you are the county board, and you elect your officers, but we will be asking for more help. Please do not put a nominee on without asking the person first.
Down U15/16 Academy – BORN 2002 / 2003 ONLY 
The U15 Down academy continues next Sunday 1st October. Time:10 am-12 pm *All girls to arrive 9:50 am. Remember: only for girls born 2002/2003. Venue: Ballykinler GAC. Please note change of day for this week only. This is Due to u16 club championship games on Saturday. Please bring outstanding registration forms/money. along with water bottle. Ulster U15 blitz will be held on Saturday 28th October. 
Down U13 Academy - BORN 2004 ONLY
The U13 Academy continued on Friday evening at St Colman’s College with a good turnout as usual from girls throughout the county. The next Academy will take place next Sunday morning, 1st October, due to U16 championship games on Saturday afternoon with times and venue to be confirmed. All girls are asked to wear their club jerseys. 
Down U12 Academy - BORN 2005 ONLY
The U12 Academy will continue on Sunday 1st October – please see Facebook for further confirmed details during the week. 
Keep up to date with fixtures via the website and social media. 
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Post Date : Sun 24 Sep 2017 06:55 PM

Only 8 teams remain in both the Vegas and Cunningham Cup after another weekend of top quality pool. There was a few shocks but mainly the top sides eased into the 2nd round of the Cunningham Cup.
Premier Division sides CWC A, Hustlers and Dan's A all comfortably kept their unbeaten start to the season when they booked their 2nd round spot with a cumulative scoreline of 23-4. Whitecross are another of the fancied Premier Division sides and they crushed Madden's 7-1.

Orchard Bar showed the gulf in class when they followed their  8-1 Vegas Cup destruction of Foresters with another 8-1 demolition job on Glen Social Club to keep their unbeaten start in tact.

Ballyholland kept their 100% record with a hard fought 6-3 victory over St. Monnina.

The 5 Premier Division sides left in both cups were joined by Nan's Rams who had a good 6-3 win over Armagh/Down. The Ram's had beat Foresters last week and will be delighted with their start to the season.

CWC B joined their A team of in booking their place in round 2 of both cups with a 7-2 win of a Foresters B team that look a bit off the pace so far this season.

Windmill Bar look the real deal after only 2 games. A Vegas Cup win over Premier Division Trainor's Bar Camlough was followed with a 9-0 annihilation of Bosco.

Not everyone is celebrating a great start to the season. McSwiggan's Bar got hammered 8-1 in their opening fixture at home to Sheepbridge in the Vegas Cup. McGuigan's B hosted their Newry rivals in Thursday night's Cunningham Cup and the battle of the Mac's saw the Monaghan Street side heap more misery on McSwiggan's when they thrashed them 7-2.

Madden's Bar have won only 4 frames in  their opening 2 matches. A 6-3 defeat then an 8-1 thumping must have new signing Declan McConville wondering what he's let himself in for.

Foresters B are a new side and two 7-2 hammering's might be a sign of things to come this season. Nan's then CWC B were 2 tricky assignments to kick off the season but hopefully they can regroup and put the defeats behind them.

Bears were wwll beat in both the Cups and two 6-3 defeats doesnt bode well for the season ahead. Trainor's A of Canal Street was bad but Hustlers didn't have to hit top gear to win this Premier Division Cunningham Cup clash despite trailing 2-0.
Anthony Morgan and Ralph Crummy took the opener against Kevin Magee and Philip Murphy.
Hustlers welcomed back the stylish Mary Cunningham who partnered Micky Cunningham and all was looking rosy until an unlucky in-off handed the initiative to Garry Powell and Neil Heaney. The Bears duo finished well for 2-0.
Barry Murphy and the returning Damian Kearney were too good for Seamus Keenan and Paul Murphy and Bears were stopped in their tracks for 2-1.
The singles games saw the Bears go into meltdown. Cathal McCoy levelled then Billy O'Neill and Shane McAllister gave Hustlers a commanding 4-2 lead. Adrian 'Oz' Holman, Eddie (not so steady) Heaney and Seamus Keenan unable to stop a rampant Hustlers.
Damien 'Diddles' McArdle was the Hustlers hero for the 2nd week in a row with another top drawer finish over Garry Powell to seal a 5-2 win.
Ciaran O'Neill lost out to Anthony Morgan for 5-3 but Kevin Magee took his singles tally to 2 out of 2 with a good performance over Mick Flanagan for a comfortable 6-3 victory for Hustlers.

Nan's Rams were in an exciting contest with Armagh/Down. Stephen Sherry and the well travelled Andrew Chan took the first in a quality frame against John and Gerard Magee.
It was 2-0 When Mark Pentony and Leigh McAlinden beat Brendan McCabe and a superb Willie Andrews.
Step up James Clarke. Clarke is improving every season and he dragged Armagh/Down back into the contest.  Clarke and Declan Magee toppled Seamus Morgan and stunning potter Pat McClenaghan for 2-1. James Clarke was back in for the 1st singles match. The silky Clarke drew the teams level with a good display against the useful Mark Maguire. 2-2.
Pat McClenaghan and Mal Maguire restored Nan's two frame advantage solid frames over John Rogers and then  Shane McVerry for 4-2.
Leigh McAlinden and Willie Andrews was arguably the match up of the game. Two top quality players and it was Andrews that took the plaudits to make it 4-3 and the game was back on a knife edge.
Rony O'Reilly is a very attack minded player and the Nan's ace should enjoy the rule change. He is a better potter than the tactical John Magee and it was no surprise when big Rony booked Nan's into round 2 of the Cunningham Cup at 5-3.
Jimmy O'Hare added the icing to the cake when he beat Brendan McCabe to make it 6-3.

TJ's B led 2-0 but trailing 3-2 after 5 frames looked like they might miss the boat against a talented Millvale side.
TJ's hosted the match and Niall Rice with Gary Cowan gave TJ's B the early advantage.
Connor Heaney and Anthony Rafferty doubled the lead as the home team enjoyed the Pairs matches.
Killian McDonald and Tommy O'Hanlon look a lethal partnership and they made it 2-1.
Paul Rowland and Tommy O'Hanlon put Millvale in the lead for the first time at 3-2.
Colly McCann came up against a crafty John McMurray and it was 3-3 after McMurray out thought McCann.
Connor Heaney beat a talented Gary Gibney to make it 4-3 to TJ's B.
Gary Cowan impressed in a pressure frame to get TJ's B across the finish line with a frame to spare. He beat a super skillful Killian McDonald and that was Millvales' Goose cooked.
Anthony Rafferty beat Benny Hoey in the dead rubber game in the 9th to leave a final score of TJ's B 6-3 Millvale.

Could all teams remember to put full names on the team sheets please if you want a write-up in the blog. Also remember to put break finishes or 6 or 7 ball clearances on the team sheet because our reporter's are unable to attend all the matches.

The league cues off this Thursdsay and all eyes will be on the 4 fancied sides in the Premier Division as they 'face off'.
Whitecross will host the in-form Dan's A who have been in scintillating form.
League Champions CWC A take on Hustlers in the game of the night and both teams are unbeaten and in terrific form going into this one.

This could be a massive weekend and its only the first of the league!

Post Date : Fri 22 Sep 2017 06:58 PM



First Round Results

 Played Thursday 21st Sept


1.        CWC A  v  John Murphys  (7-1)

2.        Nans Rams v Armaghdown  (6-3)

3.        Foresters A v  Foresters C  (3-6)

4.        Sheepbridge v  Trainors Camlough  (2-7)

5.        St Monnina A v  Trainors A  (7-2)

6.        Ballyholland  v  St Monnina B (6-3)

7.        McGuigans B  v  McSwiggans  (7-2)

8.        Maddens  v  Whitecross (1-8)

9.        Windmill  v  Bosco (9-0)

10.      CWC B  v  Foresters B  (7-2)

11.      Hustlers  v  Bears  (6-3)

12.      Orchard  v  Glen (8-1)

13.      Trainors  v Nifty Fifties (8-1)

14.      Boyds  v  Dans Rebels (5-4)

15.      Dans A  v  Cavern (7-1)

16.      TJs B  v  Millvale (6-3)     

Post Date : Fri 22 Sep 2017 06:55 PM


WEEK 1   28th September


Premier Div

Hustlers v Cwc A

Ballyholland v Bears

Whitecross v  Dans A

Orchard Bar v Trainors


Division 1

Windmill v  Sheepbridge

Foresters B v  Foresters A

Bosco  v  Boyds

Tj’s B  v  Nans Rams

St Monnina A  v  Trainors A

John Murphys  v  McGuigans B


Division 2

Cwc B v   St Monnina B

Dans Rebels  v  Millvale

Foresters C  v  Cavern

Trainors B v Nifty Fifties

Glen  Social Club v Mc Swiggans

Post Date : Fri 22 Sep 2017 10:58 AM
Mickey Brady MP has called on members of the international community to support the right of the Catalan people to hold an independence referendum on 1st October amid mounting Spanish opposition to the vote.
The Newry & Armagh MP said:
“In recent days, we have seen a gross infringement on the right of the Catalan people to self-determination.
“In order to shut down the historic people’s referendum, the Spanish authorities have responded with raiding government offices, arresting officials, issuing massive fines, threats of legal action to hundreds of elected representatives, and the withdrawal of credit to the Government of Catalonia.
“More worrying, still, is the encroachment on the free press in Catalonia and the raiding of newspaper offices. This must be condemned outright by human rights advocates everywhere.
“For any resolution to be reached, the Spanish government must end this unjust interference and harassment immediately. Images of Guardia Civil seizing ballot boxes do not reflect well on any democratic state.
“This is coercion, plain and simple. It is also an attempt to subdue the passion for self-determination held by the people of Catalonia. The massive demonstrations organised in response to Spanish interference is evidence of this.

“I call on the international community and citizens in Europe to make their support for Catalan democracy known, and urge the Spanish government to respect the free press, freedom of assembly and the right of Catalan citizens to determine their future.” 

Post Date : Fri 22 Sep 2017 09:02 AM

21st September 2017, Eithna Canning passed away peacefully at Southern Area Hospice. Eithna, beloved wife of Frank and much-loved mother of Mary, Una, Garrett, Terence, Margaret and sister of Bernie, Patricia, and the late Michael, Betty, Josie, Eileen and Anne. 

Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on her soul. 
Her remains will leave her home 74 Bessbrook Road Mountnorris BT60 2DB on tomorrow Saturday at 11:15 am for 12:00 noon funeral Mass in St Theresa's Church Tullyherron. Interment afterwards in adjoining cemetery. 
Deeply regretted by her sorrowing husband, sons, daughters, grandchildren, sisters, sons in law, daughter in law, nephews, nieces, family circle and friends.
Post Date : Fri 22 Sep 2017 08:58 AM

20th September 2017, Dr James Morrow passed away peacefully at Hamilton Court Care Home. Dr James Morrow, Killuney Park Road, Armagh, beloved husband of 

Dr Dorothy, dear father of Robert, John and Andrew, father-in-law of Julia, Glynis and Moira, devoted Grandfather of Richard, Christopher, Peter, David, Sarah and Jonathan and dear brother of Frances.
Funeral service in First Presbyterian Church Armagh on Saturday 23rd September at 2:00 pm followed by a private cremation. 
House Private
Family flowers only please donations in lieu if desired for Cancer Focus N.I. c/o K G Cheevers and Son, Funeral Directors, 28 Dobbin Street, Armagh, BT61 7QQ.
Lovingly remembered by the family and the entire Family circle.