Post Date : Tue 28 Mar 2017 08:40 AM

25th March 2017 Oliver Rea passed away peacefully at Daisy Hill Hospital, Newry. 

Oliver, 48 Dublin Road, Castlewellan, dearly beloved son of the late James and Kate Rea, loving brother of the late Michael, Molly and Patrick, brother-in-law of Evelyn, uncle of Mary Teresa and the late Margaret, will be sadly missed by his sorrowing family and entire family circle. 
On his soul Sweet Jesus have mercy. 
His remains will leave his late residence on Tuesday March 28, 2017 at 5.15pm to St Patrick's Church, Bryansford arriving 6.00pm. Requiem Mass Wednesday March 29th at 1.00pm, burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery. 
Go ndéana dia trócaire ar a hanam.
Post Date : Tue 28 Mar 2017 08:24 AM

The ÓRathaile u16 hurling team travelled to Kilclief on Sunday morning and came away with the points putting up a big score against a battling home side. Thats three wins out of three in the league with the next game at home against Carryduff next Saturday evening. Well done lads.

Great turnout for our first coaching sessions for our Nursery to P6 children. Thanks to all coaches, parents and children. Coaching continues for the nursery to P6 children next Saturday in the High School at 10am. Anyone who missed last Saturday please come along this Saturday. All new members welcome. £5 each please bring your water bottles. 
Comhghairdeas to St Patrick's Grammer School, Downpatrick and our own players Cormac Barr, Cormac Watson and Nathan Garland on winning the Kevin Smith Tournament hosted by St Malachy's High School. Commiserations to the defeated finalists, host school St Malachys High School, and our club players Shea Stratton and Donagh Keary. Great to see the 5 Town lads reaching the final for their respective schools.
250 Cyclists from across Ireland will be taking part in the 'Cycle Against Suicide' break the cycle event which visits towns and cities across the country over a 2 week period. The event will be coming to Castlewellan/Newcastle area on Monday 24 April. The lead co-ordinator is our own Ladies Senior Footballer, Lisa Morgan.
The event, part of the Homestay Programme sees people in the local community open their homes to participants of the cycle providing them with a warm meal, a chance to freshen up and a bed for the night. It provides the opportunity for people to lend their support to Cycle Against Suicide without necessarily having to get on a bike themselves.
The Cycle will arrive to Castlewellan/Newcastle on the evening of 24 April and the host families will be able to collect their guest and drop them off again there the following morning. If you are interested in helping out on the day even for a few hours and/or becoming a host family for the evening, please contact Lisa on 07734858557 for more information.
Membership should be paid at this stage for the season ahead. Anyone who has not plase do so via the clubs website or speak to your management team. 
The Castlewellan Spring lake challange is on Sunday April 2nd. There will be 10kand 5k routes, everyone is welcome. There will be refreshments afterwards in the club rooms followed by music with Tommy Fitz.
Date for you diary, on Friday 28th April there will be a night of the races in the club rooms. This is a very important event that will see all money raised going to medical equipment for all teams within the club, it is also to fund a new set of defib pads for our second defib that will be stored at the bann road complex. Each Senior team will be given one race to sell with 3 races between all juvinille teams, each management team will have the cards this week. Please all get involved and help fund the importance of your safety.
Post Date : Mon 27 Mar 2017 10:16 PM

Newry Dart League..

Sponsored by The CLARA Aporthotel Bulgaria.

Fixtures for Friday 31st March...

Premier Division.

Gap of the North v Cloughmor Inn

First & Last W/Point v 3 Steps A

Gormans Bar M/Bridge v Trainors A

Ballyholland INF v Lumpers Bar A

The Wanderers v Indo A

Bye- Magees A

Division 1.

Lumpers Bar B v Quinns Camlough

Killeavy GAC v CWC

Maddens Bar A v Railway Bar

Carrickcruppen GFC v Seasiders INF B

Bosco v AOH Newry

Bye- Windmill Bar

Division 2.

Ballyholland Harps v Cornamucklagh House

O'Hanlons W/Cross v Glenn GFC

3 Steps B v Ann's Army

Bellinis v Trainors Bar

Sheepbridge Inn v Dromintee GFC A

Bye- Forkhill GFC A

Division 3.

Magees Bar v Cavern Bar

Armaghdown Bar v Doyles Camlough

Slieve Gherkin v Howes Bar Omeath

Boyds Bar v Trainors Newry

Shane O'Neills GFC v Port Bar

Bye- Seasiders INF A

Division 4.

Indo B v Seasiders INF C*To be played in Newry INF*

Trainors Heroes v Maddens Bar B

Charleys Angels v Bears

Dromintee GFC B v Armaghdown Ladies

Dans Bar v Forkhill GFC B

Nan Rices v Phoenix Bar

Post Date : Mon 27 Mar 2017 10:11 PM

Newry Dart League.

Sponsored by The CLARA Aporthotel Bulgaria.

Results for Friday 24th March 2017,,,

Premier Division.

Gormans Bar M/Bridge 2 v The Wanderers 6

Trainors A 5 v Gap of the North 3

First & Last W/Point v Indo A-OFF Due to a Death & will now be played on Friday 28th April.

Magees A 5 v Cloughmor Inn 3

3 Steps A v Ballyholland INF-OFF Due to a Death & will now be played on Friday 14th April

Bye- Lumpers Bar A

Premier Division Result.

The Wanderers 1 v Gap of the North 7

Division 1.

Quinns Camlough 3 v AOH Newry 5

Railway Bar 2 v Windmill Bar 6

Lumpers Bar B 4 v Killeavy GAC 4

Bosco 0 v Carrickcruppen GFC 8

CWC v Maddens Bar A-OFF & will be played on Friday 14th April..

Bye- Seasiders INF B

Division 2.

Bellinis 4 v Forkhill GFC A 4

Trainors Bar 8 v Sheepbridge Inn 0

Dromintee GFC A v O'Hanlons W/Cross-OFF Due to a Death & will now be played on Friday 14th April.. Cornamucklagh House 0 v 3 Steps B 8

Glenn GFC v Ballyholland Harps-OFF & will be played on Friday 14th April..

Bye- Ann's Army

Division 3.

Port Bar 3 v Cavern Bar 5

Trainors Newry v Slieve Gherkin-OFF Due to a Death & will now be played on Friday 5th May.

Doyles Camlough 2 v Magees Bar 6

Seasiders INF A 0 v Boyds Bar 8

Howes Bar Omeath v Shane O'Neills GFC-OFF & Will now be played on Friday 14th April

Bye- Armaghdown Bar

Division 4.

Maddens Bar B v Charleys Angels-OFF Due to a Death & will now be played on Friday 28th April.

Indo B v Dromintee GFC B-OFF Due to a Death & will now be played on Friday 14th April..

Nan Rices 4 v Trainors Heroes 4

Bears 6 v Phoenix Bar 2

Armaghdown Ladies 4 v Dans Bar 4

Forkhill GFC B 6 v Seasiders INF C 2

Newry Dart League

Sponsored by The CLARA Aporthotel Bulgaria.

To be played Wednesday 29th March.

Re-arranged Premier Division League.

The Wanderers v Cloughmor Inn

Newry Darts league has been notified that the Sheepbridge Inn are withdrawing from Division 2 of the Newry Dart League with immediate effect. As they are finding it hard to get players to turn up.. All teams that were to play The Sheepbridge Inn will now be awarded a 8-0 win & 2Pts.

Post Date : Mon 27 Mar 2017 09:55 AM

26th March 2017, John McArdle passed away peacefully at his daughter Mary's home. John, loving husband of Collette dear father of Roisin, Jackie, Mary, Gary, grandfather of John, Shea, Jaxon, brother of Maureen, Geraldine, Kathleen, Rosleen, Eugene, Peter and the late Patrick R.I.P. 

Funeral on Tuesday from his daughter Mary's home 75 Derrynoose Road to St Patrick's Church Ballymacnab for 11:00am Mass, burial afterwards in the adjoining Cemetery.
Very deeply regretted by his sorrowing wife, daughters, son, brothers, sisters, sons in law Sean, Mike, sisters in law, brothers in law, nephews, nieces, entire family circle and friends. 
Family flowers only please donations in lieu to Cancer Research or Marie Curie 
Post Date : Mon 27 Mar 2017 09:53 AM

26th March 2017, Agnes Leeman passed away peacefully at Hospital. 

Agnes, beloved wife of the late William, View Point Road, Newtownhamilton, and 
dear mother of Leslie and Janette. 
Funeral from her late home on Tuesday 28th March at 1-30pm to Second Newtownhamilton Presbyterian Church (kindly granted) for service followed by interment in the adjoining Churchyard. 
Family flowers only please.
Lovingly remembered by her sorrowing family and the family circle. 
Safe in the arms of Jesus.
Post Date : Mon 27 Mar 2017 09:39 AM
Gerard (Gerry) McGaw passed away, beloved husband of the late May and dear father of Siobhan, Michelle and Geraldine.
Gerry's remains will leave his late residence 77 Kilkeel Road on Monday 27th March at 11.15 for Requiem mass in St. John's Church Ballymaghery Hilltown at 12 noon. Internment afterwards in adjoining Cemetery.
On his soul sweet Jesus have mercy.

Deeply regretted by his sorrowing Daughters, Partners, Grandchildren, Great Grand Daughter, Sisters in law, Brothers in law and entire family circle. 

Post Date : Mon 27 Mar 2017 09:36 AM
25th March 2017, Hugh John passed away at Hospital. Hugh John, son of the late Robert E. and Mary Agnes and dear brother of Ralph, William and the late Robbie, Renee and Matilda. 46 Drumlee Road, Ballyward Castlewellan.
Service of thanksgiving in Drumlee Presbyterian Church on Monday at 2pm followed by burial in adjoining churchyard.
Family flowers only please.
Very deeply regretted by his sorrowing brothers, sisters in law, nephews, nieces and the entire family circle. 

'At Rest.' 

Post Date : Mon 27 Mar 2017 09:18 AM

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust Fit 4 U programme recently supported a Boccia Tournament for people with physical and/or sensory disabilities from across the Trust area. 

Boccia is a chair based version of bowling and was organised in partnership between the Southern Trust Fit 4 U Project and Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon (ABC) Borough Council, Sport NI Everybody Active Programme, Disability Sport NI Inclusive Sports & Leisure Initiative and the Get Out, Get Active Programme. 

16 teams, which included 46 participants from across Armagh, Dungannon, Craigavon, Banbridge and Newry took part in the tournament held in Craigavon Leisure Centre.  Following close competition in the league stages and a close final, the awards were presented by the Deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor Paul Greenfield. 

1st Place        The Head Bangers: Beverley Jory, Scott Cromie & Christine Weir

2nd Place      The Flyers: David Wylie and Emilia Krzeminska

3rd Place       Craigavon Allsorts: Georgina Glassey, Shirley Hobson & Florence Watson 

Christine Weir of the winning team said “I like boccia because it gets me out to meet people”. 

Colleen Connolly, Inclusive Sports & Leisure Officer, Disability Sports NI said:

"Boccia has been played in the Craigavon area for over 10 years, starting out recreationally in care homes and disability day centres. This was followed by a Gotcha Boccia League, delivered in partnership with Disability Sport NI, which is a monthly pan-disability competition at Craigavon Leisure Centre.” 

“Boccia has now been developed further, with weekly sessions and opportunities to access competitive pathways for those people who the sport targets at Paralympic level.  Craigavon Boccia Club was established in 2013 and competes in the NI Boccia League.  It also has representatives on the Ulster/NI Squads.” 

Rhonda Richardson, Southern Trust Fit 4 U Co-ordinator explained:

“Boccia is a sport that promotes co-ordination, mentally it requires focus and concentration and socially it is a team sport that encourages communication and competition.” 

For more information about Fit 4 U and Boccia in your local area contact Rhonda Richardson on Tel: 028 3756 4490. 

For more information about Craigavon Boccia Club, which meets Thursday evenings in Brownlow Community Hub, contact Colleen Connolly on 077 6925 0885.

Post Date : Mon 27 Mar 2017 08:58 AM

Senior Men

Our senior men made a great start to the season, defeating Mullaghbawn by twelve 12 points, 3 – 11 to 0 – 8, in the Intermediate Divisional Cup on Sunday.
Mullaghbawn opened in the scoring with a pointed free before Greg McCabe rose highest to fist the ball to the net and put the Shanes ahead. Mullaghbawn replied with their second point but a speculative long range effort from Ryan Evans was spilled to the net by the Mullaghbawn keeper and the Shanes led by four. The sides then swapped points with Greg McCabe on target for the Shanes before Mullaghbawn hit three points in a row to reduce the deficit to just one. A Ryan Evans point edged the Shanes two ahead before great work from Ryan McCabe set up James Girvan to finish to the Mullaghbawn net for his team’s third goal of the half and a five point half-time advantage, 3 – 2 to 0 - 6.
Just like the first-half, Mullaghbawn opened the scoring with a well taken point but the Shanes bossed the rest of the game, scoring nine points on the trot. Paddy Doran and Ryan Evans scored a point apiece in quick succession before Paul O’Rourke knocked over a free. Second-half substitute Mark McCabe then pointed from close range before great work from Michael McParland setup Oisín Murphy for his side’s seventh point of the contest. Mark McCabe and Paul O’Rourke both scored superb solo points before a pointed free and late ’45, both from Sean McLoughlin, rounded off the scoring for the Shanes. Mullaghbawn registered only their second point of the half with the last kick of the ball but it was the impressive Shanes who claimed a fully deserved win, 3 – 11 to 0 – 8.
Next up for the senior men is a home game against Grange next Sunday.
Senior Ladies
Our senior ladies have a challenge game at home against Rostrevor on Monday 27th March at 6.45pm. Training continues on Thursday evening at 7.30pm.
Minor Boys
Training for our minor boys continues as normal over the coming week at the club.
Minor Girls
Training for our minor girls continues on Thursday evening at 7.30pm.
U16 Boys
Training for the U16 boys continues on Thursday night at 6.00pm in Correnshigo. All our U16 footballers are asked to meet at the Shane's at 5.40pm sharp on Thursday evening. The Championship draw has paired our amalgamation of Patrick Rankin’s away to Derrynoose on 29th June.
U16 Girls
Our U16 girls have a challenge game on Monday evening, 27th March at St Joesph’s High School in Newry. All U16 girls are asked to meet at the school at 6.30pm. Training for the U16 girls continues on Saturday afternoon from 4.00pm – 5.00pm at the field.
U14 Boys
Training for our U14 boys continues as normal over the coming week at the club. The Championship draw has paired our amalgamation of Patrick Rankin’s away to Pearse Ógs on 23rd May.
U14 Girls
Our U14 girls have a Féile game this Wednesday evening, 29th March at home to Clann Eireann with a throw-in time of 6.45pm.
U12 Boys
Training for this age group continues as normal at the club over the coming week.
U12 Girls
Training for our U12 girls will take on Sunday afternoons at the field from 4.45pm – 6.00pm. All girls at this age are welcome to attend.
U10 Boys
Our U10 boys travelled to Silverbridge on Sunday to take part in a very enjoyable game of football against the home side. Training for this age group continues this Friday evening at the field from 6.30pm – 7.30pm.
U10 Girls
Training for this age group will be confirmed very shortly.
Training for U8 footballers will continue as normal this week at the club and all boys and girls at this age group are welcome to come along.
Training for our U6 footballers continues this Wednesday evening at 6.00pm in Bessbrook Community Centre and all new boys and girls are welcome to attend.
Shane’s Gaelic for Girls
The latest Shanes Gaelic For Girls Programme finished on Saturday morning. Over the past ten weeks seventy-five aged eight to thirteen took part in this introduction to Gaelic Football. 
During that time, they have begun, what we hope will be a lifelong involvement in Gaelic games, by learning the basic skills in a fun and positive environment, making many new friends along the way.
Throughout the programme the girls were coached by members of our Senior ladies’ team.
All the participants received their Shanes Gaelic For Girls training tops from their coaches and a certificate presented by Councillor Roisin Mulgrew representing Newry, Mourne and Down District Council. The programme has been a great success with many of the girls set to continue playing with our U12 and U10 girl's teams, with U12 training taking place on Sundays from 4.45pm - 6.00pm at the field whilst U10 training will be confirmed shortly. 
Many thanks to all the girls who took part, also to the parents, schools, coaches and mentors for all their support and we look forward to seeing these young girls lining out for Shane O’Neill’s ladies in the very near future.
Meabh O’Neill’s Camogie
U8’s and U10’s train at the Shanes on Wednesday night from 6.00pm – 7.00pm, all new members age four and upwards are welcome to attend. Training for the U12 and U14 camogs will also take place at the Shane’s on Wednesday nights from 6.00pm – 7.00pm and any past or present hurling or camogie player that would like to volunteer an hour per week on Wednesdays night from 6.00pm -7.00pm please contact Sandra on 07599 640444 - your help would be greatly appreciated. The U16 camogs will train on Wednesday’s from 6.30pm – 7.30pm at Shane’s.
Membership Rates for 2017
Club membership is now due and the rates for 2017 are as follows:
Senior Members: £30.00
Cairde Members: £15.00
OAPs: £15.00
U18s: £15.00 for first player in a family, £10.00 for every other player
All membership must be paid before 31st March 2017.
Well Done
Well done to our underage footballers Aoibh Murray and Ben McCamley who played in the primary schools’ game at half-time during the Armagh v Antrim game at the Athletic Grounds on Saturday night.
Best Wishes
Best wishes to our club chairman Mick Mackin who is recovering well at home following a short spell in hospital. Best wishes also to our club and Cairde member Patsy McParland who spending time in hospital.
Last week’s winning lotto numbers were 11, 20, 28 & 29. There were no jackpot winners and 1 x match three winner. The jackpot now stands at an impressive £5,300.
Siúl at the Shane’s
As most of you know we ran a very successful Pave the Way scheme last year which led to the installation of a brilliant concrete driveway in and around the club. To everyone who donated to that scheme we are extremely grateful and a sign will be erected shortly thanking you all.
The next phase of development at the club will see the creation of a floodlit Community Walkway around our main pitch. This project is being partly funded by the Council but the club need to raise a certain amount of funding also and this is where you, our friends and members, can help out.
Siúl at the Shane's is a scheme where people can donate to or sponsor a yard of asphalt as we attempt to raise the necessary funds for the new walkway. The walkway itself will be available for use by the whole community and will give people the opportunity to walk in a safe and friendly environment all year round.
Anyone wishing to make a contribution to the scheme please contact our club chairman, Mick Mackin, on 07746 242231.