2 February 2018, Michael Hanratty passed away peacefully at Daisy Hill Hospital. Michael, formerly of 60 Dominic Street, Newry, beloved son of the late Patrick and Margaret Hanratty and brother of the late Tommy John, Annie, Paddy, Hughie and Bridie.
2nd February 2018, John Fearon passed away peacefully at Daisy Hill Hospital. John beloved husband of the late Noreen and dearly loved father of Jarlath, Mel, Jill, Timothy and Fiona. 29, Warren Hill, Old Warrenpoint Road, Newry.
Our senior men travelled to Cavan on Sunday afternoon to take on Laragh United in their game in the Ulster Intermediate League. Despite putting in a decent performance the lads came up against a very good home side and lost out by a few scores. They continue with the Ulster League next week with a home game against Mount Nugent from Cavan. The lads begin their county league campaign on Sunday 8th April at home to Eire Og.
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.
Pre-season training for our U16 girls begins on Monday 5th February 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.
Our U14 boys continue away ahead of the upcoming season.
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.
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. Well done to our U12 girls and their mentors and parents who took part in their sponsored walk last Sunday morning and despite the cold and damp weather they all had a great mornings craic.
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 at Bessbrook Community Centre from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm and all boys and girls at this age group are welcome to attend.
The club held a very successful registration day on Sunday and we would like to thank all those who came along to sign up as members of the club and those who expressed an interest in becoming a member of the Cairde Sheáin Uí Néill scheme. All players from U6 to senior must be registered so for those still to register the membership 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? Why not start your New Year on a winning note by getting 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.
Congratulations to our senior ladies’ footballer Aimee Mackin who was named as the Ulster Writers Ladies Footballer of the Year 2017 on Friday night.
Well done to Caoimhe Feehan, Abbie McVerry and Rachel McCabe who all represented Armagh U13 girls against Antrim on Sunday in Belfast.
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 8, 12, 22 & 31. There were no jackpot winners and 2 x match three winners. The jackpot now stands at a very impressive £7,500.
Everyone at the club extends their sympathies to the family of Kevin Hollywood who passed away at the weekend. Kevin was the uncle of our very generous sponsor Garreth O’Shea from Gortrush Foods.
Caoimhe Feehan, Abbie McVerry and Rachel McCabe who all represented Armagh U13 girls against Antrim on Sunday in Belfast.
Craobh Rua Camlocha congratulates the hurlers of St Colman's College Newry on winning the Danske Bank Leopold Cup last week, defeating Portaferry by a 3-11 to 1-2 scoreline. We are particularly proud of our Craobh Rua members of the victorious St Colman's team Oisin O Hare and Niall Elshaw.
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 this 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 are not signed up cairde members.
Parents/Guardians should not hesitate to contact the appropriate Underage Team Mentors for any further information.
Membership Registration will continue to take place each in St Pauls 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Feel free to seek further information from Craobh Rua coaches and Coiste members in attendance. Craobh Rua Camlocha extends an invitation to all from our community who might wish to participate in and hopefully enjoy our Clubs activities.
Membership Registration fees are 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)
Celtic Challenge Hurling Competition Launch
Craobh Rua Camlocha hurler Tiarnan O Hare represented Armagh GAA at the recent Ulster GAA launch of the Bank of Ireland Celtic Challenge- a countrywide ground-breaking hurling development competition for 16 & 17yr hurlers. Oisin was proud to wear the Armagh colours at the launch.
Advance Notice for Coaches and all interested others.
Foundation Coaching Course
Friday evening 23rd (Child Protection) & Saturday morning 24th February (foundation)
Cost £10 per person. Venue Craobh Rua Clubrooms
The Referees Foundation course will be held on;
Thursday 8th February
Monday 12th February
at 7:30 pm in the Ceannaras at the Athletic Grounds.
All clubs are expected to have a certified referee for each age group U8-U18
PLEASE NOTE - In order to be certified as a referee AND take charge of ANY games in 2018 you must
1.) Be an existing Referee AND COMPLETE the Referees in Service course
2.) Complete ALL elements of the Referees Foundation Course.
Any Club member who may wish to attend this Course should contact our Secretary Henry McCloy.
"I would, therefore, hope that our Council will support this motion and help to make this proposal a reality for the victims and survivors who continue to campaign for the justice they deserve".
"Human Trafficking a Particularly Heinous Crime"
Commenting on news that a 29-year-old woman had been arrested in Newry on suspicion of human traffickers big for sexual exploitation Newry & Armagh MP Mickey Brady described the practice as "a particularly heinous form of organised crime" and he urged people to look out for the signs of slavery.
"Human trafficking, also known as modern-day slavery is a particularly heinous form of organised crime which involves controlling or exploiting another person for financial gain and can include forcing someone to work against their will, refusing to pay them wages, or forcing them into prostitution.
Vulnerable women and children, in particular, are falsely enticed here by the prospects of employment, education and a better life can find themselves the victims of domestic servitude or sexual exploitation. This cannot be allowed to continue. I urge people to be alert to this growing crime and to watch out for signs of slavery. Should they spot anything suspicious they should contact the Police immediately."
Time for Decisive Action from Housing Executive to Address Clare House Situation - Mickey Brady MP
31st January 2018, Margaret (Peggy) Mallon passed away peacefully at Daisy Hill Hospital, Newry. Margaret (Peggy) beloved daughter of the late Jane and Frank and loving sister to Maura, Jean, Kathleen and Seamus, 12 Warren Hill Newry and formerly main street Markethill.
Her remains will leave her late residence on Sunday February 4, 2018 at 10:45 am for 11:30 am Mass in the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, Newcastle. Burial afterwards in St Patrick's Cemetery, Bryansford.
1st February 2018, Mark McConnell passed away peacefully in the loving care of his family and staff of Greenvale Nursing Home, Castlewellan. Late of Dundrum Road, Newcastle and formerly of Nansen Street, Belfast. Devoted husband of the late Mary and much-loved father of Robert, Mark and Geraldine.