Post Date : Mon 24 Jul 2017 09:56 AM

23rd July 2017, Dan Spiers passed away peacefully at his home, Dan dearly loved son of Dermot and Geraldine and much loved brother of Aaron and Aimee. 4, Clooneavin Ave, Warrenpoint.

May his soul rest in peace.
Dan’s remains will leave his home on Wednesday at 10:10 am arriving at St. Peter’s Church, Warrenpoint for 10:30 am Requiem Mass. Interment afterwards in Warrenpoint Municipal Cemetery.
Deeply regretted by his loving mother, father, brother, sister, grandmothers and entire family circle.
Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu if desired to Allen Ward, Royal Victoria Hospital for Sick Children c/o McAnulty Funeral Directors, 35 Church Street, Warrenpoint, BT34 3HN. 
Post Date : Mon 24 Jul 2017 09:29 AM
Pride of place this week goes to the O'Rahilly's U16 hurlers who won Division 2 of the league. This is a team combined with our neighbours Leitrim. Congratulations to all and especially all the Castlewellan lads, joint captain Joe O'Boyle lifted the trophy on Sunday, a great future lies ahead for these lads. Well done to all involved. 
Joint Captains Joe O'Boyle and Eoin McCrickard receive the trophy from referee Hugh Torney.
Our senior ladies footballers continued on their winning ways, beating Annaclone away on Saturday night. The first half was end to end but the girls stepped it up a gear in the second half & with a massive team effort they ran out the clear winners. Final score: Annaclone 5-06 Castlewellan 5-14. Two final league games remain with the girls still in contention for the league title. Next up the ladies will play Annaclone again on Thursday night (27 July, throw in 7:30 pm) in the Meadow. Well done girls.  Keep up the good work.
After our Summer break Saturday morning coaching returns to St Malachy's Park this Saturday 29th at 10 am for our Primary School Children. Last years nursery to P2 boys and girls from 10 am to 11 am.  Last years P3 to P6 girls football and camogie from 10 am to 11:30 am. Boys schedules will be confirmed by coaches during the week. We look forward to the continued support of our coaches and parents from now to the end of our season in mid September.
U14 girls footballers played Rostrevor in their last league game of the season. The town had to field 14 missing many of their players so girls found themselves playing out of their preffered postitions. That said all played well and battled against the league winners. Castlewellan started strong, opening scores with a goal and two points in quick succession. Rostrevor secured a goal in the counter attack and town girls' heads dropped, sadly after this confidence became the biggest challenge. Rostrevor won comfortably however, the town girls showed glances of the skillful, determined football they are more than capable of.  Training Wednesday night at 7:30 pm.
Good luck to the Down Senior football team who this week will take on Monaghan for the second time in the championship. It's not often we as a county get a day out at the headquarters in Dublin. Best wishes to the whole team and especially our own players Mickey, Sean, Colly and Rory. 
Just over one week to put final draw, a massive jackpot of £5000 is on offer to one lucky dinner, there will be nice music in the club for our last draw, everyone welcome on what promises to be a great night.  

This weeks lotto numbers were 2,3,8,10, there was no jackpot winner, making next week's jackpot £5050.  

Post Date : Mon 24 Jul 2017 09:21 AM
Senior Men
Our senior men staged a late smash and grab raid in Derrynoose on Friday, beating the home side by just two points, 3 - 9 to 2 - 10.
Both sides made an indifferent start to the game and it was fully fifteen minutes before David McCabe fisted over the opening point and put the Shane’s in front with his younger brother Mark following up soon after with a close-range point. Two points in a row, one from a free, had Derrynoose back on level terms with Micheál Brady replying for the Shane’s to put them one ahead again. Great work from Kevin McParland in the full back berth saw the ball make its way to Paul O’Rourke who powered forward at the Derrynoose defence before firing the bar over to give his side a two-point advantage once more. However, the lead lasted barely two minutes as Derrynoose recorded their first goal of the game to put them one in front and they followed this up with three points on the trot before a point from David McCabe got the Shane’s back to within three. With the game in first-half stoppage time a second Derrynoose goal saw them go into the half-time interval six points to the good, 2 – 5 to 0 – 5.
The sides swapped two points apiece in the opening five minutes of the second-half, the Shanes’ scores coming from David and Mark McCabe, which saw Derrynoose hang onto their six-point lead. Paul O’Rourke reduced the deficit to five with a well taken point before Mark McCabe connected brilliantly with a loose ball to slam the ball to the Derrynoose net and get the Shane’s back within two. Derrynoose weathered the mini Shane’s storm and fired over the next two points to give them a four-point cushion with second-half substitute Danny Monaghan responding for the Camlough side. With less two minutes of regulation time remaining Derrynoose got their tenth point of the contest to give them a seemingly unassailable four-point lead but the Shane’s lads weren’t finished and with thirty-one minutes on the clock a goal mouth scramble ended with David McCabe finishing the ball to net to get his team back to within one. The Shane’s had a couple of chances to level the game but they failed to take them and it looked like their chance had gone but a great diagonal ball from Ryan Quinn saw David McCabe dive full length to flick the ball to the Derrynoose net and put his side two in front. There was still time for the home side to launch a final attack but the Shanes defence held firm and they held on to claim a dramatic two-point victory, 3 – 9 to 2 – 10.
Whilst the Shane’s didn’t play their best football in this game they deserve great credit for their guts and commitment throughout which hopefully they can carry into their final two league games, both against Middletown, at home this Wednesday 26th July and away again on Friday 28th July. The championship is up after that on Friday 4th August against Derrynoose in Cullyhanna. 
Senior Ladies
Training for our senior ladies takes place on Sunday morning at 9.30am and Tuesday evening at 7:00 pm. The senior league game against Dromintee has been refixed for 7th August at 7:30 pm at home.
Minor Ladies
Training for our minor ladies takes place on Sunday morning at 9:30 am and Tuesday evening at 7:00 pm
Minor Boys
Our minor boy’s amalgamation of Patrick Rankins put in a great display of football last Monday night to record a 4 – 13 to 3 – 9 home win over Clan na Gael. The young Rankins side led by ten at the break and they continued to play the better football throughout the second-half to record the win. The lads were due to be in action again on Monday night against Mullaghbawn but the game has been postponed and will be refixed for a later date.
U16 Boys
Our U16 boys’ amalgamation of Patrick Rankins took part the Leo Hughes 7s Tournament in Carrickcruppen on Saturday. The lads enjoyed a great day’s football and we would like to thank Carrickcruppen for the invite and hospitality. The lads have an away game against St Paul’s on Thursday evening.
Underage Training
Please note that training for all our U6s, U8s, U10s and U12s will take place every Friday night from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm at the field. All boys and girls at these age groups are very welcome to come along. The U10s also train on Tuesday evening from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the field.
Meabh O’Neill’s Camogie
The senior camogs will be training on Monday and Wednesday from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm whilst the underage camogs will train on Wednesday evening from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm. Tuesday night sees the U14 camogs travel to play Clontibret and all girls are asked to meet at the club at 6:00 pm. The senior camogs are in championship action on 2nd August against Crossmaglen with the venue still to be confirmed.
Cúl Camp
Over the past week the club hosted a very successful Cúl Camp which saw well over 100 children, boys and girls, in attendance on each day. The club would to thank all those attended the camp, all those who helped to organise it and special word of thanks to everyone who volunteered every day to help make it such a great success.
Barry Kirwan Comes to the Shane's
Irish Country Music sensation Barry Kirwan will be appearing in the marquee at Shane O'Neill's GFC on Saturday 26th August in what promises to be a great night’s entertainment. The night will also see the club host a jiving competition with a winner-takes-all prize of £500 – so if you think you’re the best jiver around then why not come along and put yourself to the test. More details on the event will be available over the coming weeks.
Congratulations to the Meabh O’Neill’s senior camogie player Fionnuala Bradley who married Mark Hadden at the weekend. Congratulations also to local couple Eamon and Aoibheann Reavey on the birth of their baby son Dáire at the week-end.
Transfer Tuition Summer School
A Transfer Tuition Summer School will take in the club for pupils entering P7 in September. The school will be running from Monday 31st July - Friday 4th August, 10:30 am – 1:00 pm. The numbers will be limited to a maximum of 10 pupils. For further information please contact 07813 148134.

Last week’s winning lotto numbers were 12, 16, 21, & 31. There was no jackpot winner and 1 x match three winner. The jackpot now stands at a very impressive £6,150. 

Post Date : Fri 21 Jul 2017 10:18 AM

Newry Chamber of Commerce launches its annual Golf Classic taking place in Warrenpoint Golf Club on Friday 1st September 2017 with principle sponsor CRASH Services. 

Mary Meehan Chief Executive, Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade stated, “We are delighted once again to be hosting this great networking and social event for our members and the wider business community.  We would like to encourage all local businesses to put in a team, soak up the atmosphere and benefit from the networking on what promises to be a greats days outing”.  
Speaking on behalf of CRASH Services, Tony McKeown, Marketing Director and avid golf enthusiast, commented “CRASH Services is delighted to support the 2017 Newry Chamber Golf Classic.  We look forward to a great day out with Newry Chamber and its members”. 
Enter a 4-ball
For just £160 you and your team can enter a 4-ball and join the competition with prizes including rounds of golf at top golf resorts; as well as individual prizes for ‘Nearest to the Pin’ and ‘Longest Drive.  The day will begin with goody bags on arrival, ending the day with a 2-course meal and prize giving.  This will be a great opportunity to enjoy a fantastic day out and network with others.  To book team please contact Newry Chamber on (028) 3025 0303, or email:
Pic L-R: Mary Meehan, Newry Chamber and Tony McKeown, Crash Services. 
Post Date : Fri 21 Jul 2017 08:23 AM

19th July 2017, Michael Cassidy passed away peacefully at his home 42 Dundalk Road, Crossmaglen, in the loving care of his family. Michael, dear son of the late Joe and Mary, loving brother of Patsy, Joe, Sheila (King), Dympna (Gargan) and the late Brendan, Seamus, Mamie (Shields) and Veronica (Amoroso). Reposing at McConville's Chapel of Rest, The Square, Crossmaglen. 

Visiting times 3:00 pm-9:00 pm this evening. Funeral on Friday July 21st leaving at 10:45 am to St Patrick's Church, Crossmaglen arriving for 11:00 am Requiem Mass. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. 
Our Lady of Knock pray for him. 
Deeply regretted by his sorrowing brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law Joe and Philip, sisters-in-law Peggy, Joan and Angela, nephews, nieces and wider family circle. 
Enquiries to McConville Funeral Directors, Crossmaglen 028 3086 1212.
Post Date : Fri 21 Jul 2017 08:20 AM
20th July 2017, Anna Morris passed away at hospital. Anna, dearly beloved wife of the late Hugh, late of 11 Leitrim Hill, Kilkeel and much loved mother of Alan, Adele, Leeann and Genna.
Funeral Service on Saturday at 12 noon in Mourne Presbyterian Church.
House private. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu, if desired, for Southern Area Hospice, c/o Adam Annett & Son, 66 Greencastle Road, Kilkeel BT34 4JJ.
Will be sadly missed by all her family and friends.

"Safe in the arms of Jesus." 

Post Date : Fri 21 Jul 2017 08:18 AM

19th July 2017, Cecelia (Ceilie) Carson passed away peacefully at King’s Castle Nursing Home, Ardglass. Ceilie, dearly beloved sister of Josephine (Moore) and the late Mary, Paddy, John, Willie, Bernie, Lily and Emily.

Funeral from her late residence 89 Stream Street on Friday 21st July at 1:30 pm for 2:00 pm Requiem Mass in St Colmcille’s Church. Interment afterwards in Struell Cemetery.
Very deeply regretted by her sorrowing sister Josephine, brother-in-law Barry, her nieces and nephews and entire family circle.
Family flowers only, donations if desired to Downpatrick Third World Group c/o Seamus Fitzsimons Funeral Directors, 24 English Street, Downpatrick.
St Martha Pray for Her.
Post Date : Thu 20 Jul 2017 08:13 AM

19th July 2017, James (Jimmy) Livingstone, Carricklane, passed away, beloved husband of Ann (nee Dougan) and dear father of Jim, Mary, Margaret, Eithna, Kathleen, Bronagh and Cathal.

Deeply regretted and sadly missed by his wife, daughters, sons, sister Josie, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sons in law Raymond, Leo, daughters in law Sharon, Amanda, brothers in law, sisters in law, family circle and friends.
Family Flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to Southern Area Hospice or Patients Comfort Fund Ward 3 Lurgan Hospital, c/o J.J. McArdle & Sons Funeral Directors, 37 Thomas Street, Armagh. Tel: 028 3752 2480.
Funeral arrangements later 
Post Date : Wed 19 Jul 2017 08:39 AM
17th July 2017, Eamon Connolly passed away suddenly at his residence 20 Orior Road,The Meadow. Eamon, loving father of David and the late Sean. 
May he rest in peace. 
Funeral arrangements later. 
On his soul sweet Jesus have mercy. 

He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his son David brother Tony, grandchildren and the entire family circle. 

Post Date : Wed 19 Jul 2017 08:37 AM

18th July 2017, Fred Marshall passed away peacefully at Iveagh House Care Home. Fred, husband of Josephine and father of Muriel, Monica and Caroline, May he rest in peace. 

Reposing on Wednesday at The Heaney Keenan Funeral Home, 53 Patrick Street, Newry from 3 pm to 5:30 pm followed by removal to St Patrick’s Church, Dromore Street, requiem mass at 12 noon Thursday burial afterwards in St Patrick’s Cemetery Dromore Road. 
He will be sadly missed by his Wife, daughters, grandchildren, great grandchild and the entire family circle.