Post Date : Fri 07 Oct 2016 09:01 PM

                                                             Newry Pool League 2016/17

                                                        League  Results  for Thurs 6/10/2016


       Week 3         


   Prem  Div         

  Whitecross v Orchard Bar  (2-6)

  Hustlers v TJ’s A   (4-4)

  Carrickcruppen v  McGuigans A  (5-3)

  Bears  v CWC A  (3-5)

  TJs Tigers v Sheepbridge  (7-1)

       Bye - Killeavy


  Division 1                          

  Ballyholland  v Windmill  (5-30

  McGuigans B v Nans  (3-5)

  TJ’s B v  Trainors Camlough  (3-5)

  Johnny Murphys  v Indo A  (5-3)

  Grandvue  v  Bosco  (4-4)

     Bye – Dans bar


   Division 2

  Sheepbridge B  v  TJ’s C  (3-5)

  CWC B v Maddens  (7-1)                                                                           

   Indo B  v Trainors Canal St  (No Card Posted)

   Foresters  v  St Moninna  (6-2)

   Armaghdown v Millvale (5-3)

   Boyds  v  Cavern  (6-2)




Post Date : Fri 07 Oct 2016 03:46 PM

 A Tribute to Leon takes place in the Canal Court on Thursday 3rd November at 8pm.  

Special guests are Eilish McCaffrey, Eileen King, Donna Warde, The Soul Sisters, Micky, Danny & Brendan Doran, Janet and Alan McCartney, Paul Brannigan and Anne McAleavey 

Tickets are available from Hotel reception. 

A Tribute to Leon Contact
DATE OF EVENT Thu, 03 Nov, 2016
LOCATION Millers Suite Canal Court
POSTED By : Mark White
Post Date : Fri 07 Oct 2016 01:36 PM

Following the success of its inaugural sportive, The Guillion Tour, Armagh Down Cycling Club has successfully raised £1,350 for Multiple Sclerosis Newry, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.

The local charity, which does excellent work in the community providing hyperbaric oxygen therapy to those with long term and short-term medical conditions, was recently presented with a cheque by members of Armagh Down CC.

The club's sportive, held last May, was a huge success and saw 140 riders from across the island of Ireland tackle the Ring of Guillion, an area of outstanding natural beauty, and enjoy a few hours of fantastic cycling.

Presenting the cheque, Armagh Down CC Chairman, Benny Smyth said: “Not only was our inaugural sportive a great success but we were able to raise much-needed funds for Multiple Sclerosis Newry, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy."

Benny continued: "We hope that the money raised will make a big difference to those who rely on this local charity for help. We are currently welcoming applications from local charities for 2017 so please contact us if you would like to work with us."

Sheila Carragher Centre Manager, Multiple Sclerosis Newry, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy said: "We are an independent local charity, which has been providing advice, therapy and support to those suffering from Multiple Sclerosis for more than 25 years. We were delighted to have been Armagh Down CC’s chosen charity for their inaugural sportive. The club's most generous donation has enabled us to continue to provide our beneficial therapy and support to those suffering from MS."

Armagh Down CC will be welcoming new members to the club from 7pm on Wednesday, October 26th at the Mourne Country Hotel. All abilities are welcome to come along and speak to club members.Guest speakers will be in attendance to cover topics including bike maintenance, injury prevention and nutrition. For more information, visit

Post Date : Fri 07 Oct 2016 09:59 AM

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Students at World Space Week discover opportunities for STEAM graduates in NI are increasing 

·        Secondary school students joined Randox in Armagh Planetarium as part of World Space Week 2016 to discover more about STEAM careers in Northern Ireland

·        The annual IET survey warns the UK-wide STEAM skills gap remains, with companies reporting too few graduates are entering the industry with skills that match their requirements

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“Opportunities for STEAM graduates in Northern Ireland are increasing” was the message from Randox at this year’s World Space Week. Students taking part in the UN event came together today in Armagh Planetarium to learn about the career pathways available to them in this industry.

Engineers, scientists and graphic designers in the world-leading diagnostics company have this year alone participated in creating a biochip that identifies risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease to designing the logo for this year’s Grand National as part of the company’s sponsorship of one of the world’s most popular steeplechases. 

Randox has embarked on a significant recruitment drive following the announcement of a £161m investment in the Randox Science Park, at the site of the former Massereene barracks in Antrim and a 25m investment in Randox Teoranta, in Dungloe, County Donegal.

One of the people invited to address the students at the STEAM careers talk was 27 year old Sean Rafferty, a Software DevOps Team Leader. He joined Randox full-time two years ago after graduating with a first class honours in Computing Science from the University of Ulster.  

“With Northern Ireland being called the ‘next Silicon Valley’, there has never been a better time to consider a career within the STEAM industry. Employer demand is growing, supported by top-level understanding that future economic success depends on increasing the number of highly-skilled STEAM workers. There is a rich variety of positions available and on a personal level, I love what I do in software design, particularly within problem solving.

“One of the key messages I can give to students is to avail of all opportunities to fully equip themselves for the work force, and participate in industry placements. A common concern reported in business surveys is that people lack that essential knowledge. Randox has always supported new talent through our competitive student and graduate programs which have been running for over 25 years. This year we had our highest intake and many of those people will secure full-time jobs with us once they finish.”

More than 1000 new jobs in software and mechanical engineering, life sciences and other fields will be created at Randox over the next 4 years. To find out what opportunities are available both in our student and graduate programmes and full-time positions please visit

Post Date : Fri 07 Oct 2016 09:10 AM

 FITZPATRICK (Carginagh, Kilkeel) Thursday October 6th, 2016, peacefully in Daisy Hill Hospital, Catherine (Dolly) beloved wife of the late Charles, and much loved mother of John, Martin and Mary (McCollam).

Rest in Peace.

Her remains will leave her late residence, 62 Carginagh Road at 10.30am Saturday (8th) for 11.00am Requiem Mass in St. Joseph's Church Ballymartin. Burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery.

Dolly will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her sons, daughter, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and entire family circle.

Family flowers only please. 

Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on her Soul

Post Date : Fri 07 Oct 2016 09:08 AM

CUNNINGHAM (nee Holland) Anita R.I.P. 5 Ballyalton Park, Downpatrick. Died peacefully Tuesday October 4th at the City Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Dearly beloved wife of Gregory and devoted mother of Emma, Christian and Conall and cherished daughter of Seamus and Barbara. 

Her remains are reposing at her residence until 12.15pm on Friday October 7th when she will leave for 1.00pm Requiem Mass in St Joseph's Church, Ballycruttle with interment following in the adjoining family burial ground. 

Family flowers only please, donations in lieu of flowers if desired to Pretty in Pink, c/o the family. 

Deeply regretted by her sorrowing husband, children, parents, brother, mother-in-law and entire family circle. 

St Peregrine intercede for her. 

Post Date : Fri 07 Oct 2016 09:05 AM

Sinn Féin MLA for south Belfast Máirtín Ó Muilleor has expressed concern at the news that up to 40 jobs are to go at UTV. 

Speaking today Mr Ó Muilleor said:

"The news that over 40 jobs in UTV are at risk is a blow to the local economy and indeed the independence of the local media sector. 

"UTV has been at the heart of south Belfast for decades. A reduction of 25% of the current workforce will undoubtedly put a strain on output and the staff who remain. 

"ITV should recognise this and offer more opportunities for realising and retraining for those staff at risk." 

Post Date : Fri 07 Oct 2016 09:01 AM

Sinn Féin MLA Declan Kearney has said prison reform must be paramount to ensure that all prisoners and prison staff are treated with respect, dignity and the highest standards of care. 


Speaking today after the Justice Committee  heard from the Prison's Ombudsman, the Director General of the Prison Service and her senior management on the Ombudsman's investigation into serious self harm by Sean Lynch in Maghaberry Prison; Declan Kearney MLA said; 


"The Ombudsman's evidence to the Justice Committee was very serious and damning. 


"All prisoners and members of prison staff deserve to be treated with respect, dignity and the highest standards of care. 


"The circumstances surrounding Sean Lynch's self harm are a travesty.  This incident of self harm should never have been allowed to happen. 


"Very serious implications arise for both the Prison Service and the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust. 


"It is good that the South Eastern Trust have accepted the Ombudsman's report but very disappointing no representative from the Trust attended the committee today. 


"It is also clear that effective, consistent and codified prison procedures do not exist. Important applicable rules and policies are contradictory. 


"The Prison Service displayed indifference and a lack of compassion in this case. The internal prison service investigation was completely deficient. This is absolutely unacceptable. 


"It is apparent that a security mindset still has primacy in Maghaberry rather than one based on rehabilitation. 


"I am alarmed that not all of the Ombudsman's recommendations have been accepted by the Prison Service. This must happen if we are to ensure there is no repeat of this travesty. 


"Prison reform has to be paramount." 

Post Date : Fri 07 Oct 2016 08:57 AM

 Sinn Féin MLA for South Antrim, Declan Kearney has raised concerns surrounding the use of Belfast International Airport, to facilitate US military flights.

Following reports from local people and numerous pictures emerging online of US Air Force flights entering and leaving from Aldergrove Mr Kearney said: 

“A number of local people living in the vicinity of the Airport have raised concerns with my office regarding the the on-going US military flights entering at and leaving Belfast International Airport.

“Questions must be answered by Belfast International Airport as to the purpose of these now regular flights.

“Given the on-going humanitarian crises in Syria and through out the Middle East and the role of the US Airforce as a protagonist in these conflicts, it is essential that local airspace is not being misused to facilitate and exacerbate these terrible events. 

“In recent years another Irish airport at Shannon has been used for illegal rendition flights from the Middle East to Guantanamo Bay. 

“It is imperative that local airspace and the International Airport itself are not now used for similar reasons. I will be contacting airport management to seek answers.

“Sinn Féin will oppose all attempts to use the north, or anywhere else on this island as a stepping stone for the furtherance of conflict and war.”

Post Date : Thu 06 Oct 2016 09:16 AM

McPARLAND (Keady, Armagh) October 2, 2016 peacefully at home. Gene, beloved husband of Mary and loving father of Siobhan (Henry) and Stephen. St Theresa pray for him. 

His remains reposing at his late residence, 17 St Matthew's Estate, Keady until removal on Thursday 6th October 2016 for 11.00am Funeral Mass in St Patrick's Church, Keady. Burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery. 

Deeply regretted by his loving wife, daughter, son, son-in-law Mark, grandchildren Harry, Niamh and Conor and extended family circle. 

Family flowers only please, donations if so desired to Chest, Heart and Stroke.

House private please morning of funeral. 

On his soul sweet Jesus have mercy.