Post Date : Wed 08 Mar 2017 09:46 AM

6th March 2017, Annabella Monaghan passed away peacefully at hospital.

Annabella (Bella), 6 Woodford Green, Armagh, beloved wife of the late Alexander, dearly loved mother of Joe, Hugh, Helen, Margaret, Brian and Linda. A dear Mother-in-law, Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
Funeral service in Second Keady Presbyterian Church on Thursday 9th March at 2-0pm followed by interment in the adjoining Churchyard. 
House Private.
Family flowers only please donations in lieu if desired for Second Keady Presbyterian Church Funds. c/o K G Cheevers and Son, Funeral Directors, 28 Dobbin Street, Armagh, BT61 7QQ. 
Lovingly remembered by her sorrowing family and the family circle. 
Safe in the arms of Jesus.
Post Date : Wed 08 Mar 2017 09:43 AM

6th March 2017, Helen Taylor passed away suddenly. Helen, loving wife of the late Bertie, Derrywilligan Road, Bessbrook, dearest mother of Roy, Barbara and Alison, mother-in-law to Ann, Jim and Michael and loving grandmother of Elspeth, Eve, Helen, Scott, Andrew and Jenny.

Family flowers only please. 
Funeral Service in Poyntzpass Presbyterian Church on Thursday at 2.00 p.m. Interment afterwards in the adjoining Cemetery. 
"How Great Thou Art" 
Post Date : Wed 08 Mar 2017 09:40 AM

7th March 2017, Brendan McParland passed away at Royal Victoria Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Brendan dearly beloved husband of Pauline and cherished father of Damian, Ruth, Tim and Manus, 27 Damolly Village.

May he rest in peace. 
Brendan’s remains will be reposing at The Heaney Keenan Funeral Home 53 Patrick Street on Wednesday from 5pm to 9pm and Thursday from 5pm to 9pm. 
Funeral on Friday at 12.15pm for requiem mass at 12.30pm in St Catherine’s 
Church Dominic Street, burial afterwards in Monkshill cemetery. 
On his soul sweet Jesus have mercy. 
He will be sadly missed by his sorrowing wife, sons, daughter, sister Rosaleen, daughters in law, grandchildren, brothers in law, sisters in law, nephews, nieces and the entire family circle.
Post Date : Wed 08 Mar 2017 09:36 AM

5th March 2017, P.D.H. (Dougie) Simms passed away, formerly of Newry, loving husband of the late Hazel and dearest father of Helen, Ian and Alison, father-in-law of Alan, Jackie and Colin and loving grandfather.

Funeral Service on Wednesday in Loughbrickland Presbyterian Church, Ballynanny Road, Loughbrickland at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in the Armagh Road Presbyterian Cemetery, Newry.
Family flowers only, please. Donations in lieu, if desired, for Cancer Research N.I. c/o George Preston Funeral Director, 7 Sugar Island, Newry, BT35 6HT.
Lovingly remembered by all the Family Circle.
Post Date : Wed 08 Mar 2017 09:27 AM
The Southern Health and Social Care Trust has recently organised a film making workshop for young people who use the Autism Spectrum Disorder and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Connect Service. 
Over 30 young people took part in the workshop which focussed on developing career and social skills as well as learning about the tools needed to make a movie.  
Chris Millar, ASD/CAMHS Connect Practitioner says “Some young people have exceptional talents and this is a wonderful way for them to utilize them as well as interact and have great fun. We hope to create further opportunities within the community for our young people to have access to”. 
For further information on SHSCT ASD/CAMHS Connect Service call 028 3836 6777 or email: 
Post Date : Tue 07 Mar 2017 09:57 AM

6th March 2017, Philomena McNamee passed away peacefully at home and is reposing at her home The Bakery, Crossmaglen.

Philomena will be sadly missed by her son Ronan, daughter Roisin, daughter-in-law Jackie, grandchildren Emer, Clodagh, Aisling, Stephen, great-grandchildren Ryan and Scott. 
Funeral tomorrow Wednesday, March 8 leaving at 10.45 o'c. to St. Patrick's Church, Crossmaglen arriving for 11 o'c. Funeral Mass. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. 
Rest in peace.
Post Date : Tue 07 Mar 2017 09:53 AM
6th March 2017, Shirley Wright passed away peacefully at Southern Area Hospice. 
Shirley late of 35 Old Newry Road, Rathfriland, dearly loved wife of Iain, loving mother of Nicola and Suzanne, mother in-law of Ross and Alex and dear nanny of Elliott, Zac and Emily.
Funeral Service on Thursday at 12 noon in Ryan's Presbyterian Church followed by interment in the adjoining Burying Ground. 
Family Flowers only please. Donations if desired for Southern Area Hospice, C/O Robert J. Bready, Funeral Director, 22 Newry Road, Rathfriland, BT34 5AL.
Will be Lovingly remembered and sadly missed by the entire Family Circle.

"Absent from the body, present with The Lord" 

Post Date : Tue 07 Mar 2017 09:48 AM

4th March 2017, Margaret Hall passed away peacefully at Wood Lodge Nursing Home, Castlewellan. 

Margaret formerly of 37 Bryansford Gardens, Newcastle, dearly beloved wife of the late Jimmy Hall, loving mother of Nora and the late Denis and sister of Nora Ridgeway (Wales). 
On her soul sweet Jesus have mercy. 
Deeply regretted by her sorrowing family and family circle 
Her remains will leave MJ Sawey and Sons Restroom on Wednesday March 8, 2017 at 9.45am for 10.00am Funeral Mass in the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, Newcastle. Burial afterwards in St Mary's Old Cemetery, Main Street, Newcastle.
Post Date : Tue 07 Mar 2017 09:33 AM

On Saturday night past the club hosted the annual awards dinner. It was a night that celebrated the achievements both on and off the field of play. Guest speakers on the night were Jack Deveny from the County board committee and Armagh and Crossmaglen legend Oisin McConville.

Both men spoke highly of the club and the importance of the community and how they are the backbone to the successes of a wonderful club. Oisin also spoke about how as individuals we can achieve the targets we set, he touched on his own club and how their success for years at club level is and will always be of the hard work put in by the members, and how every member within the club is held with the highest of esteem no matter their role. 

On the night 2 players picked up double awards across both codes as dual players, this highlighting how their talents are not going unmissed, Sean Hardy picked up Senior Hurler and U21 footballer of the year, while Aoife Keown picked up Camogie player of the year and Ladies football managers player of the year.
Elsewhere senior football player of the year went to Donal McKibben, 2nds player of the year Finbar Toner, Minor footballer of the year Gareth McKibben, contribution to minor football Ruairi Toner, and ladies footballer of the year going to the reliable Kathleen McCarten. On the night a special award was made to Sorcha McCartan for her achievments this year, another dual player Sorcha picked up a double collage all star with her school St Louis Grammar school Kilkell. She then went on to represent Ulster and was apart of the successful interprovincial team. 
Off the field of play Donal Ward was named as club man of the year, this is an award that Donal  deserved, his dedication and consistent  application and support to the club throughout the year never went unnoticed.
Elsewhere a special presentation was made to Gerry Dougherty for 50 years service to the committee, this is an amazing achiement, and after 50 years Gerry still continues to bring the club forward in the best way possible. 
Congratulations to all recipients on the night, and we hope for the same success in the year to come, on behalf of the committee we would like to wish all teams the very best for the season ahead.  
Senior Footballer of the Year 2016 – Liam McKibben                     
Senior Hurler of the Year 2016 – Sean Hardy                                   
Ladies Footballer of the Year 2016 – Kathleen McCartan                 
Ladies Managers Player of the Year 2016 –   Aoife Keown
Under 21 Footballer of the Year 2016 – Sean Hardy                        
Minor Footballer of the Year 2016 – Gareth McKibben                                
2nds Footballer of the Year 2016 – Finbarr Toner                             
Contribution Award Minor Football Team 2016 – Ruairi Toner
Senior Camogie Player of the Year 2016 – Aoife Keown     
Club Person of the Year 2016 – Donal Ward                         
Hall Of Fame 2016 – Colm Crilly      
 Special Award – Gerry Dougherty
 Special  achievement Award – Sorcha McCartan      
There will be a meeting of all juvenile Coaches from all codes in St Malachys Primary School at 8.30pm sharp on Thursday April 9th. The meeting will last no longer than one hour.
Post Date : Tue 07 Mar 2017 09:25 AM
Sinn Féin MLA Michelle O'Neill has said political unionism must live up to the responsibility to share power.
Michelle O’Neill said: 
"We have been given a very strong mandate to enter negotiations and we must now make a difference.
"The people have had their say and the message is very clear. They don’t want minorities or majorities – they want equality. They want agreements implemented. They want progressive change. 
"Political unionism must now live up to its responsibility to share power on the basis of equality, to demonstrate respect and to act with integrity in government. 
"From today we will start meeting with the other parties and the two governments and tell how we see it and what it'll take to fix it.
"We will confront the two governments who have shamefully undermined and failed in their duty to protect, nurture and develop the Good Friday Agreement. 

"What is required is genuine power sharing and partnership with Republicans, based on equality and respect and mutual respect for our Irish national identity."