Post Date : Mon 14 Nov 2016 11:22 AM

WHIGHAM - November 10th 2016,

Peacefully at hospital, late of 3 Castle Fields, Rathfriland, Cecil, loving husband of Olive. Funeral Service on Monday at 1.30pm in Ballyroney Presbyterian Church followed by interment in the adjoining Burying Ground.

Family Flowers only please. Donations if desired for Ballyroney Presbyterian Church Building Fund, C/O Robert J. Bready, Funeral Director, 22 Newry Road, Rathfriland, BT34 5AL.

Will be Lovingly Remembered by his Wife and Family Circle.

"The Lord is my Shepherd"

Post Date : Mon 14 Nov 2016 11:17 AM

Ciara Sweeney, Kathy Fox and Donna Ruddy have recently donated £2,606.50 to the Glenanne Unit at Craigavon Area Hospital.

The three friends decided, whilst receiving treatment together, to host a coffee morning to raise funds for the unit.   

The ladies would like to thank everyone who has helped, donated and supported them to make this donation possible. 

Post Date : Mon 14 Nov 2016 11:13 AM

Macmillan Unit maintains ‘Award-Winning Cancer Environment’ charter mark. 

The Macmillan Unit at Craigavon Hospital has recently been successful in the renewal of the Macmillan Quality Environment Charter Mark (MQEM).  

The MQEM is a detailed quality framework used for assessing whether cancer care environments meet the standards required by people living with cancer and is the first assessment tool of its kind in the UK. 

Results of a recent inspection highlighted that once again the Macmillan Unit met with compliance levels and will maintain the charter mark for a further 3 years. 

Fiona Reddick Head of Cancer Services for the Southern Trust said:

“In meeting the MQEM standards, we are demonstrating to our clients that the Macmillan Unit is; welcoming and accessible to all, respectful of people's privacy and dignity, supportive to client’s comfort and well-being, giving choice and control to people using our service and very importantly we are listening to the voice of our clients.  

“I would like to thank and congratulate the staff of the Mandeville Unit for their continued efforts in maintaining these very high standards.”

Post Date : Mon 14 Nov 2016 11:05 AM

Senior Ladies – All-Ireland Semi-Final

Next Sunday, 20th November our senior ladies host Parnell’s of London in the All-Ireland Intermediate Club Championship semi-final.  

Having recently added the Ulster title to their Armagh crown, this young Shanes team face a formidable test as they strive for an unprecedented treble. 

With Parnell’s having already won the Intermediate All-Ireland title only four years ago there's no doubting their quality and experience. However, the Shanes senior ladies are definitely a team on the rise and possess huge levels of heart and spirit to add to their undeniable skill and style. 

All of us associated with the club extend our best wishes to the players and management and urge everyone from our club, community and further afield to get to the Shanes next Sunday to give these young ladies the support they deserve.  Please note that the game throws-in at 12.30pm. 


Despite leading by seven points at one stage our U21s fell to a disappointing one point defeat to Craobh Ciaran in Middletown on Sunday, 0 – 12 to 0 – 11. 

Both sides swapped early frees with Mark McCabe on target for the Shanes before the Camlough side went on to score seven on points in a row with Mark McCabe (0 – 5, 3 frees), Ryan Quinn (0 – 1) and Greg McCabe(0 – 1) getting the scores. Two points direct from 45’s saw Craobh Ciaran go in at the half-time five in arrears. 

Craobh Ciaran began the second-half where they left off in the first and scored they themselves scored seven points on the trot, two from frees, to lead by two, 0 – 10 to 0 – 8. A free from Mark McCabe had the Shanes back to within one before Greg McCabe levelled things up at ten points each. A free from Craobh Ciaran edged them in front again before Greg McCabe pointed a 45 to tie the teams once more but another late free from Craobh Ciaran saw them claim the win by one, 0 – 12 to 0 – 11. 

The final outcome of the group is still unknown as there is still at least one group still be played. 


Training for the U10s continues this Thursday evening in St Paul’s school from 7.00pm – 8.00pm.


Training for the U8s continues this Thursday evening in St Paul’s school from 6.00pm – 7.00pm.


Training for U6s continues every Wednesday evening at 6.00pm in Bessbrook Community Centre. All boys and girls at this age group are welcome to attend.

Meabh O’Neill’s Camogie

Training for all age groups has now moved indoors for the winter and will take place every Tuesday evening in St Paul's school sports hall from 6.00pm – 7.00pm. The prize-giving night for the Meabh O’Neill’s camogie club will take place next Friday, 18th November at 7.30pm.

Best Wishes

Best wishes to our minor footballer Emmet Osborne who is currently recovering following cruciate surgery.


Last week’s winning lotto numbers were 10, 11, 23 & 29. There were no jackpot winners and 1 x match three winner. The jackpot now stands at £4450.

Post Date : Mon 14 Nov 2016 11:02 AM

Sinn Féin MLA Megan Fearon has said there is growing support for Irish unity and called on the British government to state when a poll on Irish unity will be held. 


Speaking today at a commemoration at Edentubber to remember five republicans who were killed in 1957, the Sinn Féin Junior Minister said; 


"The Good Friday Agreement allows for a referendum on the reunification of Ireland and Sinn Féin has consistently called on the British government to state publicly when it will be held. 

"They have said that such a poll would be triggered when there is a significant change in attitude towards the current status quo and argue that has yet to happen.  

"I have a message for James Brokenshire and Theresa May; we are the significant change of attitude and there is a a growing demand across Ireland's 32 counties for Irish unity.  

"The increasing support for Sinn Féin across the country shows that. The elections held north and south this year shows that. And the result of the EU referendum in the North shows that. 

"Across Ireland people want unity; it is time the British government announced its intention to hold a referendum and when it will be held." 

Post Date : Mon 14 Nov 2016 10:55 AM

Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson will travel to Colombia next week to take part in a conference on the country's ongoing peace process.  

Speaking ahead of the visit, Ms Anderson said; 

"I will be visiting Colombia next week to take part in a major international conference which will discuss the continuing peace process.  

"The conference will hear from senior representatives of the Colombian government, as well as former members of FARC and also from a range of international experts in peace and conflict resolution.  

"Sinn Féin have long been supporters of the Colombian peace process and several Sinn Féin representatives travelled to Colombia and Cuba in recent years to support the peacemaking efforts. 

"We will continue to support the ongoing process to secure a just and sustainable peace in Colombia." 

Post Date : Mon 14 Nov 2016 10:23 AM

 Action Renewables and Vayu invite Newry renewable electricity generators to get the most from their ROCs

As the 31st March deadline for commissioning renewable generating stations under the Renewables Obligation Closure (No 2) Order approaches, Northern Ireland energy experts Action Renewables and Vayu Energy are encouraging Newry-based owners of existing renewable generators and those in the planning phases to ensure they get the most from their renewable electricity and ROCs.

Aimed at assisting those developing a renewable electricity project, the upcoming free seminar on Renewable Obligation Certificate (ROC) Trading Contracts and Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) is scheduled to take place from 9am on Thursday 24th November at the Ramada Plaza Hotel, Shaw’s Bridge, Belfast. This seminar will offer guests everything they need to know in order to navigate the complex ROC and PPA market and help them benefit from the best deal possible.  With the assistance of a unique joint offering from Action Renewables and Vayu Energy, the two organisations have teamed up to offer a solution to electricity producers which provides the best commercial value for ROCs available in Northern Ireland. The team provides excellent on-going customer service for renewable generators, ensuring maximum value with minimal hassle for those keen to achieve a high returns on their energy produced.

“We understand that the intricacies of the process is often difficult to navigate for small to medium scale renewable energy producers, and the process of commissioning, securing a PPA and ROC trading agreement, accreditation and on-going management can become difficult to handle,” said Michael Doran, Director, Action Renewables.  “We have worked closely with Vayu Energy over the recent years to develop this solution which takes the stress off of the owner or manager of the renewable installation, meaning they can rest assured knowing they are getting the best possible rate for their ROCs and have the safety net of a team of experts on their side. With the approaching cut-off date for ROCs in Northern Ireland, we encourage anyone with interest in benefitting from their renewable generation to sign up for this informative and free-to-attend event.”

Action Renewables already enjoys over 40% holding of the available ROC market, and is seeing interest rise following the market offering with Vayu Energy, who’s PPA provides great value in the market place. 

“We are delighted to have teamed up with Action Renewables to offer small, medium and large generators a guaranteed income stream with market leading rates and the best service for the electricity they export to the grid through our PPAs,” said Mary Rossiter, Marketing Manager, Vayu Energy.   “We look forward to welcoming over 100 interested owners and developers of renewable electricity installations ranging from solar PV and wind to anaerobic digestion and biogas CHP to our event where they will not only be informed on the processes and requirements for ROCs and PPAs, but also take action on-site if desired by engaging with Action Renewables and Vayu.”

Limited spaces for this upcoming seminar are still available.  To reserve a place, email or contact Action Renewables: +44 (0) 2890 727 760.

Post Date : Sat 12 Nov 2016 03:58 PM

  Week  7             

Prem  Div        

Sheepbridge A  v  Orchard Bar

Whitecross  v  Killeavy

CWC A  v  TJs Tigers

McGuigans A  v  Bears

Carrickcruppen  v  Hustlers

       Bye – TJs A

Division 1                         

Windmill  v  McGuigans B

Granvue  v  TJs B

Dans Bar  v  Trainors Camlough

Bosco  v Nans

Indo A  v  Ballyholland Harps

     Bye – Johnny Murphys


Division 2

Forresters  v  Sheepbridge B

Armaghdown  v  CWC B

TJs C v  Indo B

Trainors Canal St  v  Maddens

St Moninna  v  Cavern

Boyds  v  Millvale

Post Date : Sat 12 Nov 2016 03:55 PM

Week  6                 

 Prem  Div        

Bears v Sheepbridge A  (2-6)

Killeavy v Orchard Bar  (3-5)

Hustlers v Whitecross  (3-5)

Carrickcruppen v TJs A  (1-7)

TJs Tigers v McGuigans A  (3-5)

       Bye – CWC A

Division 1                         

Trainors Camlough v Windmill  (8-0)

Ballyholland Harps v Nans Rams  (1-7)

McGuigans B v Dans Bar  (1-7)

Granvue v Johnny Murphys  (6-2)

TJs B v Bosco  (4-4)

     Bye – Indo A

Division 2

CWC B v TJs C  (5-3)

Armaghdown v Trainors Canal St  (3-5)

Cavern v Indo B  (4-4)

Maddens v Forresters  (5-3)

Millvale v St Moninna  (3-5)

Sheepbridge v Boyds (4-4)


Post Date : Fri 11 Nov 2016 04:24 PM


Week  5               


   Prem  Div        

Orchard Bar v Bears  (2-6)

Whitecross v TJs Tigers  (5-3)

TJs A v CWC A  (4-4)

Killeavy v Carrickcruppen  (1-7)

McGuigans A v Sheepbridge A  (2-6)

       Bye – Hustlers


  Division 1                         

Trainors Camlough v Ballyholland Harps  (7-1)

Windmill v TJs B  (5-3)

Johnny Murphys v McGuigans B

Nans Rams v Granvue  (6-2)

Dans Bar v Indo A  (7-1)

     Bye – Bosco


   Division 2

 TJs C v Maddens (6-2)

 Sheepbridge A v Cavern  (7-1)

 CWC B v Millvale  (3-5)

 Indo B v Armaghdown  (2-6)

 Forresters v Trainors Canal St  (3-5)

 Boyds v St Moninna  (3-5)