Post Date : Mon 12 Dec 2016 10:14 AM

Jordan Matthews died peacefully December 10th 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Devoted son of Paul and Margaret and loving brother of Niall, Paula and Daniel. 

His remains will leave his late residence 3, Lisdrum Avenue, Armagh Road, on Tuesday at 11.10am for 12noon Requiem Mass in The Chapel of Ease, Monkshill, burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.
(Walking to St. Joseph’s High School) Our Lady Queen of The Most Holy Rosary pray for him. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by his, mother, father, brothers, sister, sister-in-law Catherine, niece, Ava, nephew, Ryan, his granny Bernie (Matthews), Nanny Kathleen (McAteer) and entire family circle and friends.
Post Date : Mon 12 Dec 2016 10:10 AM

(Cintra, 11 Hilltown Road, Newry) - Dec. 9, 2016, dearly beloved husband of Agatha and devoted father of Agatha, Martina, Fiona, Patrick, Louise, Ronan, Ciaran, Joseph, Kathleen and Paul. 

Remains reposing at his home before funeral service tomorrow (Monday) at 12.30 in Newry Cathedral.
May he rest in peace.
Post Date : Mon 12 Dec 2016 09:42 AM

Police are appealing for information following an rtc that occurred on the Camlough Road, Newry, on the evening of Thursday 1 December. 

An 8 year old boy was crossing the road at traffic lights near Parkhead Hill at approximately 5pm when he was clipped by a red car, possibly a Nissan Micra. The boy required hospital treatment for his injuries which are not believed to be life threatening.

Constable Tim Coombs said: “I would ask the driver of the car, or anyone who may have witnessed this incident, to contact Newtownhamilton Police Station on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 924 of 01/12/16.”

Lorraine McLearnon | Press Officer |
Department of Corporate Communications | PSNI Headquarters
Tel: 02890 700084| Ext: 33564

Post Date : Mon 12 Dec 2016 09:21 AM


It was a disappointing end to the season for our U21s losing out by one point to Granemore in the final of the Intermediate Championship, 2 – 9 to 2 – 8, on Saturday evening.

The Shanes got off to a flying start with Greg McCabe firing two great early points before Matthew Girvan went close for his side when his low shot flew inches past the post. Granemore then replied with the first point before a Mark McCabe free put the Shanes two ahead again. Another free, this time from Greg McCabe, stretched the Shanes advantage to three but two pointed frees from Granemore had them back to within one. The sides then swapped points with Matthew Girvan on target for the Camlough side and the same player was on the score-sheet minutes later when some great combination play between Michael McParland and Eamon McCabe put Girvan through on goal but his goal-bound effort was brilliantly tipped over the bar. Three pointed frees, two of which were extremely debateable, in closing minutes of the half saw Granemore go into the break one point to the good, 0 – 7 to 0 – 6.

It was a cagey opening to the second-half and there was almost eight minutes on the clock before Mark McCabe pointed the opening score to bring the Shanes level. Granemore restored their one point advantage soon after before two goals in less than five minutes saw them lead by seven. A rare Shanes free, which was pointed by Mark McCabe, left the Camlough side six in arrears before a great ball from Ryan Quinn saw Mark McCabe rise highest to flick the ball to the net and bring his side back to within three. With the game entering injury time the Shanes poured forward in search of the equalising score and when Oisin O’Callaghan was upended in the square Greg McCabe stepped up to coolly finish the resulting penalty to the Granemore net and tie the game at 2 – 8 apiece. However Granemore mounted one last attack and with virtually the last kick of the game they fired over the winning point because when the Shanes keeper took the resulting kick out the referee sounded the final whistle and with it the hopes of a second successive U21 title for the Shanes.

Everyone at the club would like to congratulate the efforts of all the lads over the past few months and the commitment and hard work of their management team, David Muckian, Mick Mackin and Peter O’Brien.

Senior Ladies

Now that the dust is beginning to settle on our All-Ireland adventure the club would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped to make it possible - to the clubs and businesses who provided the girls with training and injury recovery facilities, to the physios who were available at the drop of a hat, to the local media and photographers whose coverage of the girls was first class, to the individuals, clubs and businesses who sponsored a player and bought good luck signs, to the sponsors of food on numerous occasions, to the Hughes Family for the sponsorship of the All-Ireland strip, to the Carrickdale Hotel for their generosity on the day of the final, to Raymond Tumilty and the team in O'Neill's, to the many well-wishers on social media, from near and far, whose messages of support were greatly appreciated by everyone, to all the anonymous sponsors (you know who you are), to Armagh Ladies GAA and Ulster Ladies GAA, and to everyone else who contributed in any way at all - your support and generosity is deeply appreciated by all at the club. I have probably forgotten to include someone in this and if I have it is totally unintentional but please take this as a note of our deep gratitude.

As special word of thanks must go to the parents of all the players whose support and commitment throughout the year has been unbelievable and to all the supporters who attended all the games and made themselves loud and proud when cheering the girls on.

Finally on behalf of everyone associated with the club I would like to congratulate Peter Lynch, Caoibhe Sloan, their backroom team and the entire senior ladies panel of players for providing us with an unbelievable year....thanks for the memories.


Training for the U10s continues this Thursday evening in St Paul’s school from 7.00pm – 8.00pm.


Training for the U8s continues this Thursday evening in St Paul’s school from 6.00pm – 7.00pm.


Training for U6s continues every Wednesday evening at 6.00pm in Bessbrook Community Centre. All boys and girls at this age group are welcome to attend.

Meabh O’Neill’s Camogie

Training for all age groups has now moved indoors for the winter and will take place every Tuesday evening in St Paul's school sports hall from 6.00pm – 7.00pm.


The clubs Annual General Meeting will take place in the clubhouse on Sunday 8th January at 3.00pm. This is undoubtedly the most important meeting of the year and we are asking all current and past members, players (past and present), parents of our underage footballers and anyone else with a genuine interest in the club to come along.

Club Merchandise

Anyone who has ordered club merchandise please call to the clubhouse on Monday, 12th December from 9.00pm to collect your orders.

Well Done

Well done to Karyn Feehan who represented the Shane O’Neill’s club when singing Amhrán na bhFiann in Athletic Grounds on Saturday evening before the U21 final.

Thank- You

The club would like to thank the Camlough Community Association for inviting our Senior Ladies to turn on the Christmas lights in the village on Friday night.

Gaelic Life All-Stars

The Gaelic Life Ulster Club All Star awards night takes place on Friday, 13th January in the Hillgrove Hotel in Monaghan. 
Our senior ladies featured heavily with seven players being nominated with three being chosen –Shauna Grey, Aoife McCoy and AimeeMackin. The awards night features men's and ladies football, hurling and camogie. At present we have almost three tables of players/supporters attending and if any other player or family/club members etc wish to attend, could they please contact Yasmin Mackin as soon as possible. This is a black tie affair and tickets cost £60 each, although discounts are available for group bookings for tables of 8 or 10.


Last week’s winning lotto numbers were 15, 19, 27 & 29. There were no jackpot winners and 1 x lucky dip winner. The jackpot now stands at £4650.

Post Date : Sun 11 Dec 2016 09:00 PM

Division 2 saw the top 2 teams go head to head in what promised to be one of the games of the night. Armagh/Down had home advantage when South Armagh big shots Saint Moninna came to Town.
Both teams are unexpectedly leading the way as the other big hitters keep slipping up.
St Moninna went into the game with 7 wins from 9 and with no draws.
Armagh/Down with 6 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss.
Both teams had 14 points and having home advantage meant Armagh/Down were slight favourites. 
Barry Smith is a good quality player and the Moninna pet expert had sharpshooter Shane Durnin on a leash. Smith was on form and took out Durnin who famously beat TJ's A legend Manny Byrne in the singles.
Andrew Mackin was picture perfect when he doubled the Saints lead by beating Shane McVerry. 0-2.
Martin White is a quality player with bags of experience. He was able to freeze out the very talented Oran Keenan and Armagh/Down trailed 3 nil.
Luckily for Darren Mackin he's winning more games than his beloved Man United and it was Mackin that made it a stunning 0-4 when he defeated another talented Armagh/Down player Sean Donnan.
Michael McCormack had a patchy start to the season but he's really hit form in December for St. Moninna. Gerard Foley is steady but McCormack is on fire lately and it was the 'super Mac' that wrapped up the 2 points to make the score a mesmerising 5-0 against their nearest rivals.
Another Mackin, this time John came to the baize. John has come on well this season and he made it 6-0 by beating a fairly decent Ryan Gray.
Conor McQuid has bags of experience and has a history of winning trophies. It's always a gamble playing him in his preferred position of 7th but so far it's working perfectly. Brendan McCabe was out of his depth and McQuid turned on the style to make it a mind boggling 7-0 away from home.
Dominic Donnelly had a bit of pressure on him to complete the unblemished 8 zip scoreline. Willie Andrews is a really Quality player and a bit of a cult figure in Armagh/Down. Andrews shows his class by keeping the fight going and not throwing in the towel. Andrews win prevented the dreaded whitewash.
The near flawless performance puts Saint Moninna 2 points clear at the top of Division 2 and in prime position for an all out assault for the title.
CWC B took full advantage of Armagh/Down's humiliation to go joint 2nd with the Monaghan Street side.
Sheepbridge B offered very little resistance as CWC hammered their visitors into an early submission.
Chris Cunningham and Cathal Murphy put CWC 2-0 up with wins over Ryan O'Hare and Conan Brannigan.
Sheepbridge looked to have steadied the ship when Darren Donaghy beat Seamus McKeown. 2-1.
It was just a stay of execution though. Raymond Sands then the experienced Tommy Rooney put CWC 4-1 up. John McAvoy and Mark Keenan had no answer for Sheepbridge.
Paul Kelland has been around a while now and he is very at home in Division 2. He had little problems wrapping up the 2 points with a good win over good potter Nathan Hand. 5-1.
Sheepbridge had 2 good players as their final duo and maybe had they played earlier they could have altered the result. Hindsight is a wonderful thing though.
Liam Turley and Gerard Bagnall ooze quality but with Cailum McParland and Paul Kelland having nothing to play for it was no surprise the excellent potting Sheepbridge duo claimed the last 2 frames.
5-3 is a great result for CWC and strangely they have the exact same frames for and against as Armagh/Down who they are joint 2nd with.
If St. Moninna and CWC had easy wins then the same certainly can't be said of Millvale Arms who needed the win to keep within touching distance of the league leaders.
Millvale trailed 2-1 and 3-2 against a Madden's Bar who dreamt of sneaking a point behind Millvale Bar. Madden's were among the favourites to finish bottom of Division 2 but a win here would put them a 1 point behind a Millvale team that are one of the favourites for promotion.
Colly McCann loves his pool and is a really top potter. He put Millvale 1-0 up against a formidable opponent in Decky Cunningham.
Wayne Riley and Kieran Bradley hit back as the visiting Madden's promised an upset. Gary Gibney and Willie Hughes the dissapointed homesters.
Ryan Diamond was in sparkling form and playing Dearbhile Murphy didn't put him off making it 2-2 at the halfway stage.
Decky Campbell is a great wee player and he had Madden's of the verge of a great point when he beat Brendan Hoey to his side 3-2 up.
Killian McDonald is an excellent player and he had a good win over the very experienced Martin Reavey to tie up the scores with just 2 to play.
Ling Agavi had a superb win over Gareth 'Guff' Carroll to put Millvale back in front for the 1st time since the opening frame. 4-3.
Marty McGoldrick was the hero and not for the 1st for Millvale. He's a good tidy cueiest and wins his fair share and in the nerve wrecking final frame he scraped over the line for 2 really hard earned points. Brian Robinson is no world beater and McGoldrick is miles ahead in talent and temperament.
Millvale still remain 3 points from top spot but they know only too well they are very much in the hunt.
Forresters have had the odd terrific draws against the top sides this season but they got humiliating humbled by bottom side Indo B on Thursday night. Forresters have a decent squad but defeats have been far too easy come so far this season.
Indo picked up their 1st win and it was just a walk in the park in this big derby game.
Brendan Flanagan and Denver Jenkins put Indo 2-0 up.
John McClorey beat Margaret Ireland to reduce the arrears to 2-1.
Aidan Griffin and Birdy Conway made it 4-1 in this bottom of the table clash. Colly Rowntree wrapped up Indo's 1st brace of points when he beat Rayme Magee for 5-1.
Hugh McGrath and Ollie White are 2 quality players but their wins for Forresters was too little too late for the hosts as they lost out 5-3 to a superb Indo B.
Indo remain bottom and need to build on this result. As for Forresters they need to take a long hard look at themselves.
Trainor's Bar on Canal Street had a good win over Boyds Bar while Cavern Bar joined TJ's C on 7points when they travelled in to TJ's.
The updated league tables are online and there will be a short blog on the Premier Division and Division 1 soon.


Post Date : Sun 11 Dec 2016 08:58 PM

      Week 11       


   Prem  Div         

McGuigans A v Whitecross

Orchard v CWC A

Bears v TJ’s Tigers

TJs A v Sheepbridge A

 Hustlers v Killeavy

       Bye – Carrickcruppen


  Division 1                          

 Bosco v Windmill

 Indo A v Nans

Trainors Cam v McGuigans B

Ballllyholland v Grandvue hotel

Dans Bar v John Murphys

  Bye  TJ;s B


   Division 2

 Cavern v Millvale

Maddens v Armaghdown

St Moninna  v Trainors Newry

Sheepbridge B  v Indo B

TJs C v Foresters

CWC B v Boyds


There Will Be No Pool On Thursday 22nd December

Post Date : Sun 11 Dec 2016 08:56 PM

Week 10             


   Prem  Div         

McGuigans A v Orchard Bar (3-5)

Whitecross v Carrickcruppen  (5-3)

Sheepbridge A v CWC A  (1-7)

Killeavy v TJs A (0-8)

TJs Tigers v Hustlers (4-4)

       Bye – Bears


  Division 1                          

Granvue Hotel v Dans (2-6)

Bosco v Ballyholland (4-4)

Nans v Windmill (4-4)

Indo A v TJs B (1-7)

J Murphys v Trainors Camlough (4-4)

     Bye – McGuigans B


   Division 2

Millvale v Maddens  (5-3)

CWC B v Sheepbridge B  (5-3)

Armaghdown v St Moninna (1-7)

Foresters v Indo B (3-5)

TJs C v Cavern (3-5)

Trainors Canal St v Boyds (no card Posted)

Post Date : Sat 10 Dec 2016 05:25 PM

Newry Dart League

Sponsored by The CLARA Aporthotel Bulgaria.

Norman McCutcheon Cup



@ Bellinis. Trainors A(Holders) 9 v Lumpers Bar A 0

Armaghdown Bar 2 v CWC 7

Final- Trainors A(Holders) 7 v CWC 2

@ Trainors Bar Camlough.

Gap of the North 7 v Doyles Camlough 2

Ann's Army 4 v Gormans Bar M/Bridge 5

Final- Gap of the North 5 v Gormans Bar M/Bridge 1

@ Newry Indo.

3 Steps A 6 v Cloughmor Inn 3

Trainors Bar 5 v Magees A 4

Final- 3 Steps A 6 v Trainors Bar 3

@ Boyds Bar.

Seasiders INF B 7 v Sheepbridge Inn 2

Indo A 6 v Dromintee GFC A 3

Final- Indo A 8 v Seasiders INF B 1

Newry Dart League

Sponsored by The CLARA Aporthotel Bulgaria.


Rerranged Division 1 League;

Carrickcruppen GFC 5 v Quinns Camlough 3

Rerranged Division 3 League;

Slieve Gherkin 4 v Shane O'Neills GFC 4

Rerranged Division 4 League:

Bears 7 v Dromintee GFC B 1

Forkhill GFC B 6 v Charleys Angels 2

Rerranged Division 1 KO Cup.

Bosco 5 v Killeavy GAC 4

Newry Dart League

Sponsored by The CLARA Aporthotel Bulgaria.

To be played on Wed 14th Dec

Re-arranged Games Premier Division League.

Gormans Bar M/Bridge v Cloughmor Inn

Trainors A v First & Last W/Point

Division 3

Shane O'Neills GFC v Howes Bar Omeath

Post Date : Fri 09 Dec 2016 11:05 AM

Kathleen Hunter, 8th December 2016, passed peacefully in hospital. Beloved wife of the Late Patsy, 6 Desart Lane Gardens R.I.P. Loving mother of Peter, Marion, Bernadette, Anne and Martin.

Funeral on Saturday from her daughter Bernadette's home 9 Desart lane Gardens to St Patrick's Cathedral for 10 am Mass burial afterwards in St Patrick's Cemetery
Very deeply regretted by her sorrowing Sons , Daughters, Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren brother Joe, nephews, nieces, Sons in law, daughters in law, sisters in law, family circle and friends. 
Post Date : Fri 09 Dec 2016 11:03 AM

Ethna Garvey, 5 St Malachy's Park, Camlough, Co Armagh. December 7, 2016, passed peacefully at her residence, in the care of her loving family. 

Beloved wife of the late Terry, loving mother of Paul, Adrian and Sharon and nanny of Louise, Grainne, Gavin, Alan, Niall, Hayley, Oisin and AJ. 
Funeral from her late residence Friday 9th December at 2.00pm, arriving for Requiem Mass at 2.30pm in St Malachy's Church, Carrickcruppen. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. 
Our Lady Queen of the Most Holy Rosary pray for her. 
Very deeply regretted by her loving sons, daughter, grandchildren, brother Jim, son-in-law Philip, daughters-in-law Karen and Emma, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces and the extended family circle.