Post Date : Tue 13 Dec 2016 10:41 AM

This Christmas Day will see the third year of the Bite n Banter for Christmas event to be held in the Gateway Club at Kilmorey Street, Newry.  

Organised by a local group of volunteers, the core aim of the day is to provide a place for anyone, young or old, who would like to enjoy some company, food and a bit of entertainment who might otherwise be alone, or in need on Christmas Day.  We do not judge or discriminate and persons are welcomed regardless of age or situation.  


The Gateway Club have again generously provided us with the use of their hall for the day and being a central location with good access, we hope to welcome you from 1 to 5pm for some food, light refreshments and, above all, some good company.


The day is totally anonymous and free and we rely solely on the generosity of our local community, both businesses and individuals, who have in the past two years been extremely benevolent in their offers of food, gifts and services. 


Anyone wishing to join us and benefit from the day can do so by dropping in from 1–5pm or calling one of our enquiry lines on …

07783 671217  or   07894 746940


Anyone wishing to donate on the day can do so by offering a plated dinner on the day at the club from 12 noon until 3pm (please wrap in clingfilm or foil without gravy).  All other donations will be gratefully accepted from this week at the following locations…


Maud’s Ice Cream, Warrenpoint Road, Newry.

Sliverfin fish & chip shop, Warrenpoint Road, Newry. 

Boots the Chemist on John Mitchel Place/Hill Street,Newry. 

Elite Dry Cleaners, Hill Street, Newry.

Pizza Point, Church Street, Warrenpoint.

Rostrevor Inn, Bridge Street, Rostrevor.


Further information can be found on our Facebook page:  

A Bite n Banter for Christmas … or by contacting us on the numbers provided.  If you are interested in volunteering your services for the day please dial our dedicated volunteer line on 07936 300235.


The committee would like to thank the community for their generosity and goodwill in the past and look forward to your continued support this Christmas.



Tommy Jones, Elaine Cole, Margaret McShane, David Hayes, Conor Morgan

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DATE OF EVENT Sun, 25 Dec, 2016
TIME OF EVENT 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
LOCATION Gateway Club, Newry
Post Date : Tue 13 Dec 2016 10:30 AM

Jump in and make a difference - Newry Swimathon Wed 28th December - Thurs 29th December

DATE OF EVENT Wed, 28 Dec, 2016
LOCATION Newry Leisure Centre
Post Date : Tue 13 Dec 2016 10:23 AM

The Rainbow Project, in partnership with the Newry Rainbow Community, will be delivering a Personal Development Programme for LGB&T people in 2017.

The programme will look at all aspects of being LGB&T; sexual orientation, gender identity, rights & legislation, physical, sexual and mental health & wellbeing, as well as a range of other topics.

The programme also has an important social element, and will create social connections with other LGB&T people in a safe, inclusive environment.

The programme will run in Rainbow House, Monaghan Street Newry, commencing Monday 23rd January through to Monday 6th March 2017 (6:45pm – 9:00pm).

To register an interest in participating, or to find out more information please e-mail Nuala at or call 028 9031 9030.

Post Date : Tue 13 Dec 2016 10:12 AM

On Friday 2nd December our juvenile awards took place in our clubrooms. It was great to see such a large assembled crowd present. This is one of the most important dates in the diary for our club, as we can celebrate not only individual awards but also team successes across the four codes.

The individual winners on the night beginning with Camogie were joint Under 12 Player's of the Year Caoimhe Sharkey and Cora Croskery. Under 14 Camogie Player of the Year Niamh Sharkey and finally Under 16 Camogie Player of the Year Sorcha McCartan.

Our Hurling award winners were joint Most Improved Hurler of the Year Tiarnán Gallagher and Nathan Owens. Under 12 Hurler of the Year Tiernán Connolly. Under 14 Most Improved Hurler of the Year Paudi King. Under 14 Hurler of the Year Joe O'Boyle. Under 16 Most Improved Hurler of the Year Cillian McKay. Under 16 Hurler of the Year Eoin Maginn.

The Most Improved Football of the Year for our Under 12 Girls was Carragh Dorans, with our Under 12 Girls Football of the Year going to Niamh King. The Most Improved Footballer for our Under 14 Girls was Zara Robson. The Under 14 Footballer of the Year award went to Eimear Kearney.

For boys football the Under 12 Most Improved Footballer of the Year was Cormac Barr. The Under 12 Footballer of the Year went to Tiernán Connolly. For our Under 14 Footballers, the Most Improved Footballer was Lorcán Cairns, with Joe O'Boyle being awarded U14 Footballer of the Year.

Finally our Under 16 Most Improved Player of the Year went to Callum McCabe. The Under 16 Player of the Year was shared between Eoin Maginn and Shane Kearney. Along with the individual awards, medals were also presented to our Under 10 girl Footballers received their winners medals on winning the invitational Killeavy Tournament, our Under 12 footballers on winning the East Down Division Two League, our Under 14 footballers were presented with their runners up championship medals and our Under 14 girl footballers also received their championship runners up medals. Also medals were presented to all our youngest Gaels who represented the club throughout the summer in various blitzs across the four codes.

Thank you to all our Senior Players Ladies, hurlers and footballers  who took the time to attend on the evening and present the awards and medals to our juveniles.  Thanks also to all the parents who assisted on the evening in providing refreshments. Thanks also to Brian Cunningham for coming along and taking photographs on the night. Finally on behalf of the club thanks to the many coaches we are lucky to have within our club who give of their time to coach our young players.

Last Wednesday night seen the clubs annual AGM, another great turnout meant we are able to benefit from a larger committee that is growing year by year, we have also made history with our first lady being elected to the executive, the entire club wish Ciara Hardy and all new committee members all the best for the year ahead. We also thank all those for tier continued support and help from the previous year.
The club were well represented in last Wednesday nights McGreevy Cup Final in Clonduff with Dara Rodgers and Sean O'Neill lining out for St Colman's College, whom were coached by club coach Aidan Rodgers and Tiernán Connolly lining out for St Patrick's Downpatrick. All three boys had great games, with the boys from Downpatrick coming out on top in a very competitive game. Well done lads. UTT
The club had a great day on Sunday past when they held thier annual Senior citizens Christmas event. This years event was an afternoon tea in the club rooms, it was great to see so many faces from the whole community gathered for an afternoon of chat, dance and treats. Thanks to all the staff from the local nursing homes who attended, also our own ladies and volunteers who helped out on the day, the local clergy, st Vincent de Paul and especially Moira Hawkins who co-ordinated the event, a great day was had by all.
This weeks lotto numbers were 1,7,22,28. There was no jackpot winner and no winners matching 3 numbers, next weeks jackpot is £3,400.
Finally on December 17th a newly appointed Right Honourable Justice will preside over a number of cases relating to heinous crimes against the club. Unlike other courtrooms the jury won’t be selected at random. The guilty accused will be tried in front of a jury of their peers consisting of everyone who comes along on the night.
Please feel free to discuss the cases with everyone but remember you are under oath. There will be hot shot prosecutors and famous defence lawyers as well as evidence and testimony from key and expert witnesses. Will you send them down?
A night not to missed. Jurors wearing Christmas themed clothing can win spot prizes. Free Admission. Your objection not to go is overruled.
Post Date : Mon 12 Dec 2016 10:38 AM
Late of Ballinlare Gardens, The Meadow, Newry and formerly of Mary Street, Newry. Oliver Beloved son of the late Peter and Teresa and brother of the late Winifred. 
Oliver's remains are reposing in McGennity's Funeral Home, 18 Forkhill Road, Newry on Monday from 2.00 pm until 10.00 pm. Removal on Tuesday morning at 10.30 am arriving for Requiem Mass at 11.00 am in St Catherine's Church, Dominic Street. Burial afterwards in Monkshill Cemetery. 
Our Lady Queen of the Most Holy Rosary pray for him. 
Very deeply regretted by his extended family circle and friends.
Post Date : Mon 12 Dec 2016 10:31 AM

December 9, 2016 

Margaret Rose passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her devoted family. May she rest in peace. Beloved wife of Brendan and much loved mother of Shane, Corina, Damon, Kerry, Brendan, Nicky, James and Gary and dear sister of Kathleen, Pauline, Theresa, Alicia, Martin and Eddie. 
Our Lady of Lourdes pray for her. 
Funeral leaving her home 32 The Green Road, on Monday December 12, 2016 at 11.00am for 12noon Requiem Mass in St Malachy's Church, Carrickcruppen. Interment immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. 
Margaret Rose will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her husband, sons, daughters, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces and entire family circle. 
Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on her soul.
Post Date : Mon 12 Dec 2016 10:28 AM

December 10, 2016. 

Edith, dearly beloved wife of the late Harry and mother-in-law of the late Eamon. 9 Dromore Street, Banbridge. R.I.P. 
Funeral from her late residence on Monday at 11.30am for 12noon Requiem Mass in St Patrick's Church, Dromore Road and interment afterwards in Dromore Road Cemetery. 
Family flowers only please, donations in lieu to Southern Area Hospice, c/o Una Doyle. 
Deeply regretted by her sorrowing sons William, Harry, Terence and John, daughters Josephine, Kathleen and Una, daughters-in-law Susan, Mary, Patricia and Beverley, son-in-law Barry, grandchildren, great grandchildren, brothers, sisters and entire family circle. 
'Jesus I trust in You'.
Post Date : Mon 12 Dec 2016 10:25 AM

Raymond Hughes, 11 Oaklands, Old Warrenpoint Road, Newry. December 10, 2016 at Craigavon Area Hospital. Beloved husband of Yvonne and father to Jenny, Fiona, Emma, Roisin, Barry and Raymond. 

Funeral from his late residence on Tuesday morning at 10.00am, arriving for Requiem Mass at 11.00am in St Laurence's Church, Omeath. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.
Our Lady Queen of the Most Holy Rosary pray for him. 
Very deeply regretted by his sorrowing wife, sons, daughters, grandchildren, brothers, aunts, uncles and the extended family circle.
Post Date : Mon 12 Dec 2016 10:21 AM
Manus Quinn died suddenly 9th December 2016, beloved partner of Ann Marie.
His remains will leave his late residence, 9 Donard Park at 11.30am on Tuesday, (13th) for 12 noon Requiem Mass in St. Mary's Church Glasdrumman. Burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery.
Deeply regretted by his sorrowing partner, sister Doreen, brother Brian, nephews Stephan and Jason, neighbours and friends.

Our Lady of Lourdes Pray for him. 

Post Date : Mon 12 Dec 2016 10:18 AM

John Sloan, 50 Ballymaderphy Road, passed peacefully 10 December 2016 at Daisy Hill Hospital. 

His remains will leave his brother Willie's residence, 31 Ballymaderphy Road at 10.00am on Tuesday, (13th) for 11.00am Requiem Mass in St. Colman's Church Massforth. Burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery.
Deeply regretted by his sorrowing brother Willie, sister-in-law Rose, nephew Leo, nieces Lynda, Jackie, Bernie and families.
St. Patrick Pray for him