Post Date : Tue 13 Feb 2018 09:34 AM
Sinn Féin's Equality Spokesperson, Megan Fearon MLA, has said that relationship and sexuality education must be reformed to ensure it is effective and relevant.

The Newry & Armagh MLA was speaking following an event organised by the Family Planning Association to launch sexual health awareness week.

Megan Fearon MLA said:
"Relationship and sexuality education must be reformed to ensure that information given to young people is effective in encouraging healthy and consensual relationships.

"A stigma exists in our society, not only around discussing safe and healthy relationships but also about the issues concerning LGBTQ citizens and those with disabilities.

"Relationship and sexuality education must be reviewed and standardised for all young people. It must be focused on creating an environment of openness, safety and consent."
Post Date : Tue 13 Feb 2018 09:30 AM
Ancillary workers in independent nursing and residential care homes in Northern Ireland are to be recognised in a new category that has been added to the 2018 Staff Nursing Care Awards. The closing date for entries has been extended to 28 February 2018.
The awards, sponsored by Staff Nursing, Northern Ireland’s leading provider of, and training for, nursing and healthcare workers, recognise best practice and celebrate achievements in independent nursing home and residential care settings. 
“When listening to comments from the sector we learned that the awards should also recognise the contribution made by ancillary staff such as cooks, domestic and maintenance personnel who very often have an important informal relationship with patients,” explained Margaret Robinson, Director and Nurse Manager at Staff Nursing. 
“We have taken this on board and have added a new category that will identify the Ancillary Worker of the Year who has demonstrated a commitment to the well-being of patients beyond the traditional expectation of their job role and description”.
The fourteen category winners in the 2018 Staff Nursing Care Awards will receive their awards at a glittering dinner in April 2018, which will support the Alzheimer’s Society. 
The closing date for all categories has been extended to Wednesday 28 February 2018.
Details for the awards can be found at
Janet Plunkett, Regional Fundraising Manager for the Alzheimer’s Society in Northern Ireland, said, “We are delighted that the 2018 Staff Nursing Awards are supporting Alzheimer’s Society raising both funds and awareness of dementia. One in three people over 65 will develop dementia. It is more than just memory loss; it robs people of their lives and has a devastating impact on families and loved ones.

“As a charity, we rely on the generosity of organisations like Staff Nursing to help us continue our vital work leading the fight against dementia. 

Post Date : Mon 12 Feb 2018 11:44 AM
10th February 2018, Francis James (Francie) McCann passed away suddenly at his home 10 Montague Street, Tandragee. Francis James (Francie) R.I.P. dearly loved husband of Marie, loving father of Damian, Ursula and Jemma. 
Funeral arrangements later.
House Private.
Lovingly remembered by his sorrowing wife, son, daughters, daughter in law, sons-in law and grandchildren. 

Our Lady of Lourdes pray for him 

Post Date : Mon 12 Feb 2018 11:41 AM

11th February 2018, William (Billy) Hooks passed away peacefully at Hamilton Court Care Home and late of 4 Woodford Green, Armagh. William (Billy) devoted husband of Rhoda and dearly loved brother of Norman and Bertie. 

Funeral Service in 1st Markethill Presbyterian Church (Upper) on Tuesday at 2:00 pm followed by interment in the adjoining churchyard. 
House private. 
Family flowers only please donations in lieu if desired to Alzheimer’s Society and Hamilton Court Care Home (cheques payable to) R Warnock, Funeral Director, 19 Forest Park, Markethill BT60 1QS. 
Will be sadly missed by his sorrowing wife, brothers and the entire family circle. 
“At home with the Lord.”
Post Date : Mon 12 Feb 2018 11:38 AM

11th February 2018, Norah Elizabeth Jane Wilson passed away peacefully at hospital. Norah, beloved wife of the late David, Lynsey's Hill, Armagh, dearly-loved mother of Alan, Elizabeth and Brian, mother-in-law of Nathalie, Alan and Beverly and a devoted grandmother. 

Funeral Arrangements Later. 
Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, desired, for Alzheimer's Society, c/o K.G. Cheevers & Son Funeral Directors, 28 Dobbin Street, Armagh, BT61 7QQ. 
Lovingly remembered by the family and the family circle.
Post Date : Mon 12 Feb 2018 11:34 AM
10th February 2018, Stephen McAllister late of Church Street passed away peacefully. Stephen, devoted son of the late Mary and George R.I.P. and loving brother of Michael, Rita and the late Patsy, Harry, Georgina and Bridget R.I.P. 
His remains will repose in Paul McEvoy’s funeral home on Sunday from 2 pm until 5 pm and on Monday from 10 am until removal at 6 pm to St. Mary’s Church arriving at 6:30 pm. Requiem mass for Stephen will be celebrated on Tuesday at 12noon, burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. 
Our Lady Queen of The Most Holy Rosary pray for him. 
Deeply regretted and sadly missed by his brother, sister and entire family circle. 

Family flowers only, donations in lieu if desired to Southern Area Hospice. 

Post Date : Mon 12 Feb 2018 11:30 AM
10th February 2018, Colette McConville passed away suddenly at her home. Colette dearly loved wife of Sean, 61, Donaghaguy Road, Warrenpoint and loving mother of Sinead, Denise, Eugene and Damian, grandmother of Darragh, Caítlin, Sarah, Grace, Eimear, Ordhrán and Caolán and dear sister of Seamus, Danny, Clare, Michael, Mary, Gerry McCauley and the late Gerard.
May her soul rest in peace.
Funeral arrangements later.
Deeply regretted by her loving husband, daughters, sons, daughter-in-law Gráinne, son-in-law Andrew, grandchildren, sisters, brothers and family circle.

No flowers please. Donations in lieu, if desired to the Southern Area Hospice, Newry c/o McAnulty Funeral Directors 35, Church Street, Warrenpoint BT34 3HN 

Post Date : Mon 12 Feb 2018 11:24 AM

Senior Men

Our senior men were scheduled to play Mount Nugent on Sunday in the Ulster Intermediate league but the game was called off.

Senior & Minor Ladies
Pre-season training for all senior and minor ladies’ players continues on Monday night at EST28 gym in Mill Industrial Estate, Bessbrook. The sessions will be taken by Greg McCabe, beginning at 8:30 pm sharp at a cost of £3.00 per person.

U16 Girls
Pre-season training for our U16 girls continues on Monday evening at 8:30 pm sharp in EST28 gym in Mill Industrial Estate, Bessbrook. The sessions will be taken by Greg McCabe at a cost of £3.00 person. All U16 girls are asked to attend including those moving up from last year’s U14 girls. For further information please contact Mike Mathers on 07841 423103.

U14 Boys
Our U14 boys continue to train away ahead of the upcoming season.

U14 Girls
Training for our U14 girls takes place on Thursday evening at the field from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm and all girls at this age group are asked to attend. All new players are welcome to attend also.

U12 Boys
Training for our U12 boys continues on Friday evening from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm in the Abbey at a cost of £2.00 per head – all eligible players are asked to attend.

U12 Girls
Our U12 girls continue their weekly training sessions every Wednesday night at 7:15 pm in Cloughreagh Community Centre and all girls at this age are welcome to attend.

U10 indoor training continues as normal in Cloughreagh Community Centre every Wednesday night from 8:15 pm – 9:15 pm and all boys and girls at this age group are welcome to attend. As soon as the weather permits it is planned to organise a number of challenge games with neighbouring clubs.

Training for our U8s commenced on Saturday morning and will continue every Saturday morning at the field from 11:00 am.

U6 training continues every Tuesday evening in Bessbrook Community Centre from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm and all boys and girls at this age group are welcome to attend.

Meabh O’Neill’s Camogie
Training for all underage camogs takes place in St Paul’s school on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm at a cost of £2.00 per person. The club has arranged a few dates for registration: 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th March with camogie membership rates as follows:

U8 - £15.00
U14 - £25.00
Family Offer 2 children over 9 - £45.00
Third Level Student - £30.00
Senior member - £50.00

Registration will take place each Wednesday in St Paul’s before training begins.

Shane O’Neill’s Club Membership for 2018
Club membership is now due and the rates for 2018 are as follows:
Senior Members: £40.00
Cairde Members: £30.00
OAPs & Students: £20.00
U18s: £15.00 for the first player in a family, £10.00 for every other player

All membership must be paid before 31st March 2018.

Armagh GAA Club Draw
Have you got your Armagh GAA Club Draw Ticket yet? Get your ticket from any of our committee members, priced at £100 which can be paid in four monthly instalments of £25 per month if you wish. Why not consider buying one between a family of 4 or a group of friends, that’s only £25.00 each.

There are four monthly first prizes of a Renault Clio and numerous monthly cash prizes on offer – 2nd prize £3,000; 3rd & 4th prize £1,000; 5th & 6th prize £500; 7th – 16th prize £100.

Not only are you in with a chance of winning one of their fantastic prizes on offer but you will also be supporting the Shane O’Neill’s club at the same time.

Well Done
Well done to our underage footballer Paige Beattie who took part in the half-time game in the Athletic Grounds on Sunday.

Club Volunteers
The club is always on the lookout for new volunteers, whatever your skills. Maybe you’ve got time on your hands and fancy doing something different, maybe you’re new to the area and are looking to play a part in the community, perhaps your children or grandchildren are players at the club and you’d like to get involved.

Whatever your reasons our doors are always open to new members and new ideas whether it be working with our underage teams, helping with fundraising, washing strips, cleaning, upkeep of the grounds, selling lotto, recruitment, club development, lining out the pitch, doing the gate and a host of other tasks. You can be part of Shane O’Neill’s in so many ways, and you can give as much or as little time as suits you – so why not come along a get involved.

Last week’s winning lotto numbers were 6, 16, 24 & 29. There were no jackpot winners and 1 x match three winner. The jackpot now stands at a very impressive £7,550.

Everyone at the club would like to offer their sympathy to the family of Liz McGuinness who has passed away recently. Liz was grandmother to our footballers Thomas and Declan Harris. May she rest in peace.

Paige Beattie who took part in the half-time game at the Athletic Grounds on Sunday
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Post Date : Mon 12 Feb 2018 11:14 AM

Important Notice

As St Paul's is closed this week for mid-term there will be no training/coaching sessions for our Under 6 & Under 8 age grips. The mid-term break also means there is no Under 10 training.

Coaching Course

Foundation Coaching Course

Friday evening 23rd (Child Protection) & Saturday morning 24th February (foundation)

Cost £10 per person. Venue Craobh Rua Clubrooms

Safeguarding Award £10 per coach

Safeguarding/Foundation Award £25 per coach

For further information please contact Craobh Rua Secretary Henry McCloy.

U16: Training will continue as normal in preparation for the commencement of the Down U-16 League which sees Craobh Rua paired against Ballycran in Mc Kenna Park on the 25th February in our opening game.

Coaching and Training sessions details are as follows

U12 & U14
Sunday mornings at the Gardens 3G playing pitch. The sessions start at 10:30 am
and finish at 11:45 am. Lead Coach/Contact Laurence Bradley 07736150103

This will be a skills-based session and as ever if any new players wish to come onboard there will be hurls and helmets available for use.

Under 10s (Primary 5 & 6) coaching and training sessions take place each Monday night 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm in The Gardens 3G pitch in Bessbrook. Lead Coach/Contact Joe McEldowney 07764193978.The next scheduled Hurling Blitz date for this age group in Dundalk is Sunday 11th February

Under 8s (Primary 3 & 4) takes place each Monday night 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm at St. Paul's Highschool Sports Hall. Lead Coach / Contact Micheál Bradley 07907219639

Rua Ógs (Primary 1 & 2)

Our newly structured hurling nursery Rua Ógs (Primary 1 and 2) coaching continues each Monday night 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm at St. Paul's Highschool Gymnasium. Lead Coach/Contact Damien Britton 0770679917.

Please note these sessions are £2 each for those who have not signed up cairde members.

Parents/Guardians should not hesitate to contact the appropriate Underage Team Mentors for any further information.

Membership Registration.
We encourage all members and players to ensure that they are registered. Craobh Rua Camlocha extends an invitation to all from our community who might wish to participate in and hopefully enjoy in our Clubs activities.

Membership Registration fees are as follows

Adult Players £60
3rd Level Student Players £30
Youth U18/ Child U9 £15
Adult non-Player £20
Adult Concessions £15
Family £120 (There is a standing order facility available for this category)

Craobh Rua Under 8 had a great day out recently at the DKIT indoor Hurling Blitz with teams from Clonduff, Naomh Monnine, Blackrock & Keady on our group. Míle Buíochas to organisers and all who helped with transport.

Players from Craobh Rua Under 8 Panel who participated in the recent Hurling Blitz
Post Date : Fri 09 Feb 2018 08:24 PM



WEEK 14 Thursday  February  15/2/2018

Premier Div

Hustlers v Trainors Cam

Bears v Whitecross

Ballyholland v orchard bar

CWC A  v Dans A


Division 1

McGuigans B v Windmill

Foresters A v Boyds

Nans Rams v (2Pts Awarded)

Sheepbridge  v  (2Pts Awarded)

Bosco v TJ’sB

St Moninna  v John Murphys


Division 2

Foresters C  v  Dans Rebels  

CWC B  v Nifty Fiftys

Trainors B  v Glen Social Club 

Millvale v McSwiggans

Cavern  v Maddens  v