Post Date : Mon 26 Jun 2017 10:51 AM

25th June 2017, Patrick John (Sean) passed away peacefully in the Downe Hospital surrounded by his family. Husband of the late Phenie and father to Maureen, John, Barbara, Peter, Fiona and Una. Brother of Agnes. 

Sean's remains will be reposing in Seamus Fitzsimons Funeral Directors Funeral Home, 24 English Street, Downpatrick with the family in attendance between 6:00 pm-7:00 pm on Monday June 26th. Requiem Mass on Tuesday June 27th at 11:00 am in St Patrick's Church, Downpatrick. Interment afterwards in St Nicholas' Cemetery, Ardglass. 
Very deeply regretted by his daughters, sons, sons-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, sister and entire family circle. 
St Pio pray for him. 
Family flowers only. Donations to Trocaire, c/o Seamus Fitzsimons Funeral Directors.
Post Date : Mon 26 Jun 2017 10:26 AM

24th June 2017, John Fisher passed away peacefully at home, "Rathturret", Rath Road, Warrenpoint. Husband of Susan (née Ferris), father of Jane, James, Richard and Adam. Will be much missed by his family, his sister Caroline, son-in-law Derek, daughters-in-law Donna, Helen and Robyn-Lea, grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces, relatives and many friends. 

House strictly private. 
Funeral Service on Tuesday at 2.30pm in Rostrevor Presbyterian Church, followed by interment in Clonallon Churchyard, Warrenpoint. 
Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, for Shipwrecked Mariners' Society c/o George Preston Funeral Director, 7 Sugar Island, Newry, BT35 6HT.
Post Date : Mon 26 Jun 2017 10:19 AM

24th June 2017, Mary Campbell passed away peacefully at Kilbroney Nursing Home, Rostrevor surrounded by her devoted family. May she rest in peace. Beloved wife of the late Colin and much loved mother of Stewart, Ann, Pat, Linda, Gerard, Geraldine and Pauline. 

Our Lady of Lourdes pray for her. 
Mary's remains are leaving her home, 101 Main Avenue, Derrybeg on Monday June 26, 2017 at 6.45pm to arrive at St Mary's Church for 7:30 pm. Requiem Mass is on Tuesday at 12 noon and interment immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. 
Mary will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her sons, daughters, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren and entire family circle. 
Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on her soul.
Post Date : Mon 26 Jun 2017 10:16 AM

 24th June 2017, Marie Hughes passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late John R.I.P and devoted mother of Gareth, Mark and Kerry. 

Her remains will leave her late residence 32, Springhill Drive, Damolly on Tuesday at 9:45 am for 10:30 am Requiem Mass in SS. Patrick & Colman’s Cathedral, burial afterwards in St. Mary’s cemetery. 
Our Lady Queen of The Most Holy Rosary pray for her. 
Deeply regretted and sadly missed by her sons, daughter, son-in-law Cathal, her sister Margaret (Dodo) Quinn and the entire family circle. 
House private on morning of funeral.
Post Date : Mon 26 Jun 2017 09:38 AM

 Senior Men

Our senior men recorded a hard fought one point home win over Keady on Friday evening, 1 – 8 to 1 – 7.

Following a cagey opening to the game Mark McCabe put the Shanes ahead with a well taken point with Keady replying minutes later with a pointed free. Two David McCabe points, both from frees, edged the Shanes ahead before a Paul O’Rourke point, again from a placed ball, gave the Shane’s a three-point advantage midway through the first-half. A Mark McCabe score stretched their lead to four before a Ryan Quinn ball found McCabe in space in front of goal and he made no mistake from close range and the Shane’s now led by seven. Keady responded with their second point of the half but it was quickly cancelled out when David McCabe fired over from long range. A late first-half free saw Keady register their third point and go into the break six in arrears, 1 – 6 to 0 – 3.

The Shane’s made a great start to the second period with substitute Eamon McCabe slotting over following a powerful run from the halfway line. The home side were now seven to the good and in total control but some sloppy play in the middle of the field saw Keady drive forward and following a foul in the small square they were awarded a penalty. The resulting kick was sent low to Conor McKeown’s right and Keady were now only four behind. This score lifted the away side and they scored the next four points, two from frees, to level the game. The Shane’s had a number of good scoring opportunities to make the game safe but failed to make the most of them and it took a late point from the boot of David McCabe to edge the home side in front again, a lead which they held until the final whistle and claim a narrow win, 1 – 8 to 1 – 7.

Early Sunday afternoon and the senior men were back in action away to Eire Óg and after another tough contest the game ended all square at 2 – 9 apiece.

The sides swapped points in the opening exchanges with Matthew Girvan on target for the Shane’s before Eire Óg got the next two scores with David McCabe replying for the Shane’s with a well taken point. The home side moved four in front when they registered their first goal of the game but four points on the trot saw the Shanes draw level with the McCabe brothers, David and Mark, getting two points each. A pointed free put Eire Óg back in front again but from the resulting kick-out the Shane’s flowed forward and the move ended with Matthew Girvan slotting the ball low to the Eire Óg net to put his side in front for the first time. With the game in first-half injury time David McCabe found the Eire Óg net again, getting on the end of a fisted pass from Mark McCabe. The Shane’s led by five at this stage but Eire Óg narrowed the gap to four with a late pointed first-half free.

It was a disastrous start to the second-half for the Shane’s when in the opening minute a high ball into the square was fumbled to the net and Eire Óg were back to within one. A Paul O’Rourke point edged the Shanes further ahead but Eire Óg hit a purple patch to score the next four points of the game and go into the lead with less than five minutes left on the clock. The Shane’s poured forward in an effort to get back into the game and Mark McCabe’s third point of the contest had them back to within one and with the game entering additional time Matthew Girvan popped the ball over to level things up. Both sides had late chances to claim the spoils but ultimately the game all square, 2 – 9 to 2 – 9.

Senior Ladies

Our senior ladies made the short trip to Carrickcruppen on Saturday evening and put in a mighty effort to claim a two-point win, 6 – 12 to 4 – 16.

The Shane’s ladies were slow out of the blocks in the opening ten minutes and found themselves 2- 3 to 0 – 0 in arrears. However, they settled into the game and scored six of the next seven scores to level the game and the sides went in all-square at half-time at 2 – 6 apiece but in truth the Shane’s should have been ahead on the scoreboard as a perfectly good Aimee Mackin point was signalled wide.

Two early second-half goals, one each from Sorcha McDonnell and Aimee Mackin, and a fine point from Aoibheann Jones to a single pointed free from Carrickcruppen gave the Shane’s a six-point lead. By the midway point of the half the Shanes led by seven points before four points on the trot gave them a seemingly unassailable eleven-point advantage but Cruppen fought back to get within two. The Shane’s girls defended like their lives depended on it in the final few minutes and their sheer hard-work and determination saw them over the line, 6 – 12 to 4 – 16.

Training for the senior and minor ladies continues this Tuesday evening at 7:00 pm before the senior ladies’ travel to Armagh Harps next Monday night at 7:30 pm.

Minor Boys

The minor boys were scheduled to play Grange on Monday night but the game has been postponed until Monday 7th August.

U16 Girls

Our U16 girls recorded a great win over Killeavy on Thursday evening in the league and they were back in championship action on Saturday afternoon away to Armagh Harps. Despite putting in a decent performance, the Shane’s lost out to the home side. The girls have an away game against Clann Eireann on Thursday evening and all girls are asked to meet at the club at 5:30 pm.

U14 Girls

It was disappointment for our U14 girls last Monday, losing out by two points to Armagh Harps in the championship. The Shane’s girls trailed by double figures going into the last ten minutes of the game but they mounted a tremendous comeback but unfortunately time ran out and they fell to a narrow defeat.


Saturday saw our U12 amalgamation of Patrick Rankins travel to Ballyholland to take part in their annual blitz and after a brilliant day’s football they won the Cup competition. The young footballers played some brilliant football right through the tournament and they saved one of their performances for the final itself where defeated their Warrenpoint opponents by a few scores. On top of winning the cup Caolan O’Hare was deservedly named as the Player of the Tournament. The club would like to thank Ballyholland for their invite and their hospitality on the day.

U12 Girls

Well done to our U12 girls who were at home to a very good Tír na nÓg side on Sunday morning. It was a great display of football from both sets of players and the Shane’s girls battled really hard from start to finish to go on and seal the win. Training continues on Tuesday evening from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm with a game away to the amalgamated side of Silverbridge and Cullyhanna on Thursday evening with a throw-in time of 7:00 pm.


Training for our U10s this week will take place on Tuesday and Thursday evening this week from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the field. Over the past week the U10s were in action away to Lisbrack on Wednesday evening before hosting Drumgath on Sunday morning. All the boys and girls put in a great effort in both games and really enjoyed themselves. Next up for the U10s is their annual home blitz next Saturday.

Underage Training

Please note that training for all our U6s, U8s, 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.

Meabh O’Neill’s Camogie

The senior camogs have a busy week ahead with a home game against An Port Mor on Monday evening before returning to action on Wednesday evening with another home game against Killeavy, both games begin at 7:30 pm.  Underage camogie training continues on Wednesday evening from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm before the U12s travel to An Port Mor next Saturday.

Annual U10 Blitz

Our annual U10 football blitz takes place next Saturday 1st July. With over 20 teams scheduled to take part it promises to be a great day’s football. Anyone interested in helping out on the day - refereeing, score-keeping, time-keeping etc - please contact Brendy Osborne. We would also ask that all the parents of our U10s prepare sandwiches etc for next Saturday.

Well Done

Well done to all our U6's who completed 3 laps of the new Community Walk-way, with a few obstacles along the way, for their sponsored walk last Wednesday evening. A total of £630 and €20 was raised by the youngest members of the club....well done everyone. A big word of thanks to everyone for their donations and help and a special mention to their coach Yasmin Mackin who has worked hard with the U6s all year.


Congratulations to our former senior footballer Raymond Fitzpatrick and his wife Catriona on the birth of the new baby boy, Louie Fitzpatrick.

Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp

The club is hosting a Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp from Monday 17th July – Friday 21st July. To register for the event visit


Last week’s winning lotto numbers were 3, 7, 16 & 28. There was no jackpot winner and 1 x match three winner. The jackpot now stands at a very impressive £5,950.

New Community Walkway

The new Community Walkway around our club grounds is now open for use by ALL members of the community, both young and old, male and female. The walkway is proving very popular and gives everyone the opportunity to walk in a safe and friendly environment all year round. So, if you fancy a power-walk or just a leisurely stroll why not avail of our new community facility.


Patrick Rankins who won the Cup competition at the Ballyholland blitz on Saturday

Caolan O’Hare, Player of the Tournament, at the Ballyholland blitz on Saturday.

Post Date : Mon 26 Jun 2017 09:29 AM
Not content with having conquered a variety of challenges such as the London Marathon, Dublin Marathon, Great North Half Marathon in Newcastle and Iron Man in Barcelona throughout this past year, Larry Mc Cabe and his side kick Pat McGinn are back in the line out for this years internationally renowned Great North Run.
The Great North Run is the largest half marathon in the world. Taking place in the North East of England in September, the route sees runners starting at Newcastle upon Tyne and finishing in South Shields. 
 The "boyz" will once again be hoping to raise much needed monies for the Southern Area Hospice.
This weekend local business BoyleSports, represented by Danielle Grimes, along with Chairperson of Newry, Mourne & Down Council Roisin Mulgrew and Grainne Mulgrew from the Southern Area Hospice joined with the two well known "athletes" to launch their fund raising campaign.
Larry Mc Cabe explained 
"Myself and Pat decided to mark the entrance into our 60th year’s by doing something different and also at the same time raising money for the Hospice in memory of all those who have availed of the services provided by the Hospice facility in Newry. These services have touched many amongst both our families and friends and we are blessed for the facility and all associated with it. 
We would like to thank our friend John Boyle & all at BoyleSports and Newry, Mourne & Down Council Chairperson Roisin for all their support which has helped kick start our fundraising and will give us the motivation to ensure we have a successful fund raising and complete our run".
Danielle Grimes, Spokeswoman for BoyleSports commented “We are once again delighted to be supporting two remarkable men, Larry and Pat, in yet another amazing undertaking. They truly are putting most of us to same, marking their 60th years by taking on the Great North Run. Of course it is all for a wonderful cause, the Southern Area Hospice, who do incredible work, which we are only too pleased to be part of supporting.”
Chairperson of NMDC Council Cllr Roisn Mulgrew wishing the two “lads” well said
“Best wishes to Pat & Larry in their Great North Challenge. The lads are great examples of that community and caring spirit that exists throughout our Council area”.
Thanking all for their support Grainne Mulgrew from the Southern Area Hospice said,
"We are indebted to Pat, Larry, Grainne and all at Boylesports & Chairperson Roisin for their support. Southern Area Hospice Services (SAHS) provides invaluable support and care to people living within the Southern Health Board Area, who are suffering from Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease and AIDS. Our aim is to provide the best quality of life for our patients and their families" 
She continued, "Southern Area Hospice Services relies on 73p in every pound coming from fundraising to enable us to care and support patients and their families. The Fundraising Dept has to raise £2.5 million in 2017 to maintain the level of care currently available. This equates to £208,333 per month, £48,077 per week or £6,849 per day.All our services are provided free of charge and we rely heavily on voluntary donations to continue providing our special care. Together we can help others".
The Great North Run takes place on the 10th of September and any support for Larry and Pats fundraising and the Hospice would be greatly appreciated. 

Photo: Pat McGinn, Grainne Mulgrew Southern Area Hospice, Chairperson of Newry Mourne & Down Council Cllr Roisin Mulgrew, Danielle Grimes BoyleSports, Larry Mc Cabe  

Post Date : Mon 26 Jun 2017 09:24 AM
President of Newry Chamber, Michael McKeown urged businesses from throughout the Greater Newry Area to showcase their business excellence and “show confidence” in the future at the launch of the Greater Newry Area Business Awards which took place on 23rd June in Bellinis, hosted by Newry Chamber of Commerce.
With 21 categories there is ample opportunity for all businesses in the Greater Newry Area to enter. Deadline for Entry is 11th August with the Gala Ceremony to take place in the Canal Court Hotel on 28th September.  Information on the categories and entries will be made online at  
Gold Sponsors and supporters of this biennial business awards competition include The Bank of Ireland, Flogas Natural Gas and Newry Mourne & Down District Council, together with individual category sponsors. 
Chairperson of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, Cllr Roisin Mulgrew stated, “The Council is delighted to be a Gold Sponsor and to endorse the Greater Newry Area Business Awards 2017. These awards support our new Council’s strategic objective of attracting investment and creating jobs by recognising business excellence, entrepreneurship and celebrate all that is good within the Greater Newry business community”.
Geraldine O’Hagan, Senior Branch Manager and Gold sponsor of the 2017 Awards, welcomed the search to identify, recognise and reward some of the region’s top businesses.  She said, “Banking lies at the heart of business activity and our involvement in these awards reflects our continued drive and commitment in supporting the local business community in their continuous improvement”.
Mark Gannon, Managing Director of Flogas Natural Gas commented “With the availability of natural gas to businesses throughout the Greater Newry area, we are delighted to be Gold sponsors of these awards.  We pride ourselves on quality customer service and similarly look forward to rewarding business excellence across the area”.  

If you would like more information or request a brochure contact Newry Chamber office on (028) 30250303 or email Organisations can also enter online at 

Post Date : Fri 23 Jun 2017 09:12 AM
22nd June 2017, Patrick McGuone passed away peacefully at Daisy Hill Hospital. Patrick, beloved husband of the late Marie, Moygannon Court, Warrenpoint, Co. Down.
May his soul rest in peace.
Funeral arrangements later.
Deeply regretted by his loving family circle.
Post Date : Fri 23 Jun 2017 09:08 AM

Slieve Gullion Sinn Féin Councillor Terry Hearty has congratulated the staff of Glencarron Nursing Home for their outstanding success in the Staff Nursing Care Awards.

Having received successful nominations in the categories of Care Assistant of the Year, alongside nominations for Nurse of the Year, Nurse Manager and for the Nursing Home as an institution, Hearty commended the good work of the Glencarron team in difficult times:
"These are well-deserved accolades for the Glencarron staff and management and I am delighted that their efforts have been recognised on this scale.
"At a time when acute healthcare services are under strain it is reassuring to know that our elderly population are still receiving a very high standard of clinical expertise at Glencarron.
"Staff receive the most modern and relevant training, patients enjoy a warm and friendly atmosphere of care, and the wider community cherish the role Glencarron plays in providing first-class local healthcare.
"The training of staff is paramount to the provision of clinical excellence and in Glencarron they recognise the need for a programme of continuous professional development. These awards are the culmination of that commitment to caring and ongoing learning.
"I visit the Glencarron Nursing home often, and the staff can without doubt pride itself on its commitment to caring for its local community.
Post Date : Fri 23 Jun 2017 09:01 AM

 Police in Newry are appealing for information in relation to an assault in the Mourneview Park/Erskine Street area of Newry on Wednesday, 21 June. 

Constable Leahy said “It was reported that sometime between 7:00 - 7:15 pm a man in his 20s was assaulted and received facial injuries as a result of this. A man in his 30s and 2 men in their 20s have since been arrested and are helping police with their enquiries.
I would ask anyone with information to contact Newry station on 101 quoting reference 1180 21/06/17, or if they wish to remain anonymous Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”