Post Date : Mon 26 Sep 2016 09:15 AM

 Members of Brownlow Masonic Lodge have donated £350 to the Stroke Unit at Lurgan Hospital.

The money was raised at a recent ‘Irish Folk Evening’ where raffles and collections took place. 

Staff in the Stroke Unit would like to thank everyone involved who made this very kind donation possible.

Post Date : Mon 26 Sep 2016 09:12 AM

 The Southern Trust has welcomed eleven new nurses from Italy as part of the international recruitment drive to ensure safe staffing levels on wards.

Lynn Fee, Southern Trust Assistant Director and International Nursing Recruitment Lead said: 

“As part of our ongoing commitment to recruit and retain nursing staff, we are delighted to welcome eleven nurses from Italy who will be working in Acute and sub-Acute hospitals across the Trust area.  

“The group will complete an induction programme, which will include training in Trust practices and equipment as well as meeting new colleagues.” 

Southern Trust Chief Executive Francis Rice said:

“We are delighted to welcome the Italian nurses as they join the rest of the Nursing teams and all of the other staff who deliver high quality care throughout the Trust area. 

“In the Southern Trust we are committed to the training and continuous development of our staff to meet the changing needs of our population. I would like to commend our new recruits on choosing Nursing as a career path here in Northern Ireland and wish them well in their continued development.”

Post Date : Mon 26 Sep 2016 09:10 AM

 Senior Ladies

Next Sunday, 2nd October, sees our senior ladies begin their Ulster Championship journey with a home game against Donegal champions Carndonagh. The game throws in at 2.00pm and everyone is asked to come along and get behind the team.

U10s & U8s

Training for our U10 and U8 footballers continues on Tuesday and Friday evenings at the club from 6.00pm – 7.00pm.

Youth Meeting

The youth meeting planned for Monday, 26th September has been re-scheduled for Monday, 3rd October at 8.00pm in the club.

Golf Classic

The winners of last week’s Golf Classic were Pearce Murphy, Noel McParland and Seamus Keenan and they picked up a first prize of a one night stay and play at the Slieve Russell Hotel – well done lads.

Club Merchandise
Last orders for half-zips, skinny bottoms and body-warmers can be made at the club at 9.00pm on Monday night, 26th September.

Last week’s winning lotto numbers were 8, 16, 30 & 31. There were no jackpot winners and 1 x match three winner. The jackpot now stands at £4100.


Everyone at Shane O’Neill’s and Meabh O’Neill’s would like to extend their deepest sympathies to the Quinn and Boyle families following the tragic death if young Patrick Quinn. Both the Quinn and Boyle families have been generous sponsors and great friends of both Shane O’Neill’s and Meabh O’Neill’s down through the years and Patrick’s sister Kate is a current camogie player with Meabh O’Neill’s.

The club would also like to offer it’s sympathies to the family of Arthur O’Shea who passed away recently.  Arthur was the uncle of our generous club sponsor Garreth O’Shea.

Can you please arrange to include attached picture with our club notes:

Peter McKeown and Gareth McLoughlin present Pearce Murphy and Seamus Keenan with their prize following the Shanes Golf Classic

Post Date : Mon 26 Sep 2016 09:06 AM

Armagh GAA All Ireland winner and SDLP Assembly Member Justin McNulty tied the knot yesterday (Saturday 24th September) with his bride Cristina Balderrama.  The wedding mass was in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Lislea followed by a reception in the Nuremore Hotel, Carrickmacross. 

Guests included many of the Armagh All Ireland wining team from 2002. Photo by Eammon Smyth,

Post Date : Mon 26 Sep 2016 09:03 AM

 Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has said the entire Camlough community is in shock following the death of Patrick Quinn.

"This is an unimaginable tragedy for the Quinn family and our thoughts first and foremost must go out to them," he said.

"The entire community here is in shock. Patrick was so highly thought of by everyone that people are almost in disbelief.

"I have no doubt that the entire community will rally round the Quinn family to offer whatever support and help they can as they try to come to terms with such a devastating loss.  They are in all our thoughts and prayers."

Post Date : Mon 26 Sep 2016 08:59 AM

 Due to the tragic death of a young man from Camlough today the Centenary event has been postponed to Sunday the 9th October.

DATE OF EVENT Sun, 09 Oct, 2016
LOCATION Centenary Garden Camlough
Post Date : Mon 26 Sep 2016 08:54 AM

 Sinn Féin MLA Cathal Boylan has welcomed the news that Social Investment Fund (SIF) projects have received their final approval. 

The First and Deputy First Ministers signed off on the final projects for the fund during the week. 

Mr Boylan, who was the only representative from Newry and Armagh on the SIF Steering Group, said the fund represented an incredible windfall for the area. 

“It has been a long, at times difficult process, but the huge benefits this will have for local communities have made it all worthwhile,” he said. 

“Of the £80m fund more than £8m will come into the Southern area for a vast range of training, job creation, development and new build projects. 

“Particularly significant projects include the Armagh Harps community hall and sports complex,

Silverbridge GAA and Community resource centre, Pearse Óg GAC and Community functions suite, Clady GFC leisure facilities, Cullyhanna St Patricks GFC and Community group project and funding for Thomas Davis GFC, Corrinshego. 

“The Social Investment Fund as a whole has been an incredible success.  Not only are all projects now committed, but delivery is progressing apace. Across the north some 38 projects worth over £48 million have commenced delivery and 15 projects worth £26 million are operational. That includes four capital projects that have completed construction and which are delivering vital services in local communities. 

“More than 800 people are now benefiting from paid work placements and training to support employment worth £18•5 million and over 80 have already secured jobs.  More than 1300 children and families are benefiting from early intervention projects with £5•7 million allocated to support physical, intellectual, social and emotional development.  Another 1000 children and families are benefiting from dedicated educational support projects worth £5•5 million and the fund will continue to grow in success as more projects commence and become operational this year. 

“It has been a real privilege to work on the SIF Steering Group and be able to deliver real, tangible results for communities.  I trust that those who initially rubbished and belittled the fund will now look at the tremendous good it is doing and perhaps engage more constructively in the future.” 

Party colleague Megan Fearon also welcomed the news.  The South Armagh MLA is a Junior Minister in the Executive Department; the body behind the fund.  

“The purpose of SIF was to ensure that money went to the areas that most needed it; that investment was delivered to the most socially deprived areas within constituencies, tackling poverty, unemployment and physical deterioration,” she said. 

“We worked with local community groups, development groups and sports clubs and were consistently impressed with the community spirit, strength, determination and ingenuity of our local communities. 

“When you look at the real benefits SIF is yielding for communities I think it’s quite clear that we have managed to produce and deliver a broad range of funding, representative of the entire population, which is having real positive effects for communities in terms of infrastructure, job creation, sports facilities and cross community initiatives. 

“This is real delivery for real people; something Sinn Féin has committed to doing, has delivered and will continue to deliver in the future.”

Post Date : Mon 26 Sep 2016 08:50 AM

 Cathal Boylan MLA joined Bryson Recycling and local Charity the Children’s Heartbeat Trust to encourage homeowners to boost recycling levels and add value to the local economy all in aid of a good cause. The initiative came during last weeks’ recycling week, which is aimed at raising awareness of the importance of recycling and encouraging everyone to think about all those items that often get forgotten about when recycling at home. 

A number of local companies have partnered with Bryson Recycling in pledging to donate £1 to Children’s Heartbeat Trust for every tonne of paper, glass and plastic collected through Bryson’s weekly kerbside recycling service. The money donated will support the Charity to continue to provide practical and emotional support to children who suffer from heart conditions.

Bryson Recycling carries out weekly collection services to more than 170,000 households in Ireland across five council areas; Antrim & Newtownabbey, Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon, Belfast, Lisburn and Castlereagh and Mid & East Antrim.

Encouraging households to recycle while supporting a great cause, Mr Boylan said:

“I would encourage everyone to think a little more about their recycling and how they approach disposing of their household waste. It makes a real difference to the local economy, environment and to our general health and well-being”.

“If people across the north make a concerted effort to recycle it can make a real difference to people’s lives. I was particularly pleased to meet the Children’s heartbeat trust who do great work for families and children across the north and who are being supported by Bryson Recycling”.

Eric Randall, director at Bryson Recycling said “Recycling Week is the perfect opportunity to do good as well as support the local economy.  The materials we send to the campaign partners are reprocessed into quality products that are transported all over the world. All of this sustains employment levels locally and improves economic growth.” 

Cherry Pipes (Dungannon), Encirc (Fermanagh) and Huhtamaki (Lurgan) all reprocess materials collected from Bryson Recycling and work with household brands such as McDonalds, Bushmills and Baileys to provide quality products worldwide, including pipes, glass bottles and egg packaging. 


·         Every fortnight we throw away enough to fill the Waterfront Hall

·         Every tonne of paper recycled saves 17 trees

·         It takes seven days for a recycled newspaper to come back as newspaper again. You could be reading your favourite newspaper on recycled paper in no time at all!

·         There are over 12,000 tonnes of plastic bottles in the north’s rubbish every year – when squashed these would fill nearly 200 Ulsterbuses

·         Recycling a single plastic bottle can conserve enough energy to light a 60W bulb for up to 6 hours

·         The average person in the north uses approximately 140 glass bottles per year

·         Glass is 100% recyclable and can be endlessly reprocessed with no loss of quality 

For more information on Bryson Recycling and collections visit

Post Date : Mon 26 Sep 2016 08:41 AM

 Sinn Féin MLA Micheala Boyle has welcomed the launch of online Blue Badge application forms.


The Party’s Disability spokesperson said:


“I welcome the decision by my colleague Chris Hazzard to launch a new online application form for Blue Badges.


“With around 200 applications every day for new and renewal badges this scheme will make it much easier for those applying for Blue Badges and help relive the current backlog.


“The new online facility will help make the turnaround quicker so I would urge people to apply online if they are in a position to do so by going to”