POSTED By : NEWRY POOL LEAGUE
Post Date : Mon 16 Jan 2017 04:33 PM

                                               Newry Pool League Pool Blog  15-1-2017

The Newry and District Pool league would like to extend their deepest sympathies to the family of Kevin Morgan, a former league player ,who died suddenly last week. Kevin's brother Anthony plays for Bears and our thoughts and prayers are with him and all the family circle at this sad time.


A Kieran Hanna inspired Carrickcruppen got the 2nd half of their league campaign off to a cracking start when they beat Orchard Bar in the South Armagh Gaelic club. Cruppens problems this season have been well highlighted and its was good to see their captain taking our advice in rearranging their team for this match.
Paddy O'Callaghan played well and even though opponent Karl McGuinness was badly out of sorts , O'Callaghan needed a stunning black to put Carrickcruppen 1-0 up.
The majestic Kieran Hanna was taking on the dangerous Joe Poucher. Both ex-Corrinshego league winners this promised to be high quality. It was high quality alright as Hanna cleared for yet another break finish. The in form Hanna played a beautiful 2nd last red and freed up the black for an excellent finish to make it 2-0 Carrickcruppen.
When PJ McDaniel beat Jamie Lavelle the signs were bad for Crupney as they'd only picked up 1 point when he had lost. 2-1.
Pat Byrne and Orchard Bar's Richie Crawford got involved in an uncharacteristic tactical battle but the pot of the night from Pat Byrne (a stunning full length yellow with top spin)  was enough to win the game for Carrickcruppen 3-1.
Barry McAllister had a good win over Brendy Devlin and Carrickcruppen where on the hill and on the verge of 2 very welcome points. 4-1.
Captain of Carrickcruppen Paul Hughes missed a sitter to the middle pocket to gift the frame to Sean McCaul and the comeback looked more likely now at 4-2.
Orchard ace Lee Irvine came too high off his last red and missed the tricky black to the middle. Tommy Lavelle made hard work of his yellows but he scraped over the line and won 2 well earned points for Carrickcruppen. 5-2.Good win
for south armagh side. Mervyn Kernaghan won a cosmetic final frame for Orchard when he beat Ciaran Hanna Junior.

Hustlers missed the chance to keep pace with the leading teams when they could only manage a draw with struggling McGuigans A. In fact Hustlers needed a final frame equaliser from the experienced Kevin Magee to rescue a point.
Damien 'Diddles' McArdle got the Bellini's based side into the lead when he beat Brian Campbell.
McGuigan's reversed the lead when Terry McNally and Paul McAreavey hit form to beat Billy O'Neill and league supremo Micky Cunningham for 2-1.
It was all square at the half-way mark thanks to Bernie Magee getting the better of Brendan Healy.
Damian Kearney was ousted by Dusty O'Hagan and McGuigan's were back in the ascendancy. Shane McAllister returned to winning ways when he ended his 2 month league drought for Hustlers to beat Tommy O'Hanlon and it was 3-3.
Cathal McCoy was out of sorts and Bud Flanagan took full advantage to give McGuigan's A a surprise lead in Bellini's with 1 frame to go.
It was left to league Chairman Kevin Magee to come up with some magic to win the final frame of the night to grab a last ditch draw for Hustlers , when he showed Mike McArdle his nerves of steel. 4-4.

CWC A got their free 2 Points in the absence of Killeavey, so the pressure was on TJ's A to win and keep on the leaders' tales.
TJ's A raced into a 2-0 lead thanks to Paul Morgan and Raymond McKenna. Adrian Annett replied for TJ's Tigers when he beat Jack Courteny to make it 2-1 but the A team pressed on.
Laurence McAlinden was sublime as he fired in a superb break finish against Niall O'Hare. Manny Byrne then Declan McMahon wrapped up the 2 points.
Richie Taylor and Davey Hanna won the last 2 frames for the Tigers for a final score of 5-3.
Whitecross v Bears will be played this week.

POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Mon 16 Jan 2017 01:58 PM

14th January 2017, Billy Fegan, late of Saul Street, Downpatrick, passed away peacefully at hospital, dearly beloved son of the late William and Ellen Fegan, and much loved brother of Doreen, Annie, Margaret, Agnes, Helen, John, Brian, Raymond, Jim and Samuel. 

 
Funeral service in Down Parish Church on Wednesday 18th January at 2.00pm. Interment afterwards in the adjoining churchyard. 
 
Very deeply regretted and will be lovingly remembered by his sorrowing family and friends.
POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Mon 16 Jan 2017 01:56 PM

16th January 2017, Trevor McDowell passed away at home, dearly loved son of David and Annie and darling brother of Ronald and Richard and sister-in-law Gillian. 28 New Line Road, Rathfriland.

 
House private. Service of Thanksgiving on Wednesday in 1st Rathfriland Presbyterian Church at 1pm followed by private burial in adjoining churchyard.
 
Family flowers only. Donations in lieu to J.G. Bullick Funeral Directors, 71 Newry Street, Rathfriland BT34 5PZ for (details to follow).
 
Very deeply regretted by his sorrowing mother, father, brothers, sister-in-law and the entire family circle.
POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Mon 16 Jan 2017 01:54 PM

14th January 2017, Clair Keown passed away suddenly, dearly loved wife of Tom, 21 Ballinran Road, Kilkeel, devoted mother of John, dear mother-in-law of Joan, much loved grandmother of Jenna, William and Scott, dear sister of Andrew, Trevor and the late Alva.

 
Funeral arrangements later.
 
Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if desired, for Brooklands Nursing Home Comforts Fund, c/o Mrs Joan Keown, 23 Ballinran Road, Kilkeel BT34 4JA.
 
Will be sadly missed by all her family.
 
"The day Thou gavest Lord is ended."
POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Mon 16 Jan 2017 01:35 PM

Sinn Féin MLA Catherine Seeley has said she will not be putting her name forward for selection for the next Assembly election. 

The Upper Bann MLA said; 

"Serving the people of Upper Bann as a Sinn Féin MLA over recent months has been a huge honour and privilege. 

"After much consideration, I have now decided that I will not be putting my name forward as a candidate in this election. An opportunity has arisen for me to return to teaching and I want to pursue it. 

"It has not been an easy decision to make as I have a passion for politics and have enjoyed representing the community, firstly as a councillor and recently as an MLA. 

"Sinn Féin has gone from strength to strength in Upper Bann and will have my full support in the upcoming Assembly election, during which I will be acting as an election agent to help maximise the Sinn Féin vote. 

"I would like to thank the people of Upper Bann and Sinn Féin for the support they have shown me over the years. 

"This will be a hugely important election and it is vital the people have their say and ensure that the political institutions are based on respect, equality and integrity." 

POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Mon 16 Jan 2017 10:35 AM

15th January 2017, Raymond Wilson R.I.P. passed away peacefully at Greenpark Private Nursing Home with his loving family. Beloved husband of Marie and loving father to Anne (Kelly), Stephen, Siobhan (Donnelly), 29 Convent Road. 

 
Raymond will repose at his late home until removal on Monday at 6.30pm to arrive at St Patrick's Cathedral at 7.00pm. Funeral after 10.00am Requiem Mass on Tuesday for burial in St Patrick's Cemetery. 
 
St Pio pray for him. 
 
Very deeply regretted by his sorrowing wife, son, daughters, sons-in-law Paul and Kieran, daughter-in-law Joan, grandchildren Neil, Claire, Jamie, Jack, Becky, Niamh, Shauna, Rossa and Leah, great grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces and the entire family circle. 
 
Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to the Alzheimer's Society, c/o Martin Kelly Funeral Director, 10A Moore Island Road, Armagh BT61 8LX.
POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Mon 16 Jan 2017 10:32 AM

14th January 2017, Agnes Shaw R.I.P. passed away peacefully at Hospital. 

Formerly of 29 Greenpark Drive, Markethill, beloved wife of the late Cecil, 
dear mother of Joyce, Mervyn, Richard and the late Alan, devoted Grandmother of Karen, Alan, Neil, Kerry, Julie-Anne, Laura, Amanda, Diana and Janet 
and Great Grandmother.
 
Funeral service in Kildarton Parish Church on Wednesday 18th January at 12 noon followed by interment in Ballynahone Cemetery. 
 
Family flowers only please donations in lieu if desired for South Craigavon Area Hospital payable please to K G Cheevers and Son, Funeral Directors,
28 Dobbin Street, Armagh, BT61 7QQ. 
 
Deeply regretted by her sorrowing family and the family circle. 
 
Safe in the arms of Jesus
POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Mon 16 Jan 2017 10:29 AM

January 13th 2017, David Aston passed away peacefully at his home, 77 Tandragee Road, Markethill. Dearly loved husband of Adrienne and devoted father of Wesley and Laverne, Father-in-law of Gilda and Noel, loving Grandfather of Claire, Matthew, Thomas, Laura and Scott and dear brother of Bea and uncle of Audrey. 

 
Funeral Service in 1st Markethill Presbyterian Church on Monday at 2.00pm followed by interment in the adjoining Churchyard. 
 
House Strictly Private. 
 
Family flowers only please donations in lieu if desired to Marie Curie and Markethill Health Centre, Cheques made payable to R Warnock, Funeral Director, 19 Forest Park, Markethill BT601QS. 
 
Will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by the entire Family Circle.
 
“The day Thou gavest Lord hath ended” 
POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Mon 16 Jan 2017 10:25 AM
13th January 2017, David Aston passed away peacefully at his home, 77 Tandragee Road, Markethill. Dearly loved husband of Adrienne and devoted father of Wesley and Laverne, Father-in-law of Gilda and Noel, loving Grandfather of Claire, Matthew, Thomas, Laura and Scott and dear brother of Bea and uncle of Audrey. 
 
Funeral Service in 1st Markethill Presbyterian Church on Monday at 2.00pm followed by interment in the adjoining Churchyard. 
 
House Strictly Private. 
 
Family flowers only please donations in lieu if desired to Marie Curie and Markethill Health Centre, Cheques made payable to R Warnock, Funeral Director, 19 Forest Park, Markethill BT601QS. 
 
Will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by the entire Family Circle.
 

“The day Thou gavest Lord hath ended”  

POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Mon 16 Jan 2017 10:19 AM

14th January 2017, Eleanor Cuthbert passed away peacefully at Daisy Hill Hospital. Beloved wife of Roy and much loved mother of Mark, Geoffrey, Eileen and Carol. 

 
Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on her soul. 
 
Her remains will leave her home 27 Ashvale Drive on Tuesday at 11:45 am for 12:00 noon funeral Mass in st. Patrick's Church. Interment afterwards in St. Patrick's cemetery. 
 
Deeply regretted by her sorrowing husband, sons, daughters, grandchildren, great grandchildren, brothers, sisters, sons in law, daughters in law, aunt Rose, brothers in law, sisters in law, nephews, nieces, family circle and friends. 
 
House Private.