Post Date : Sat 12 Nov 2016 03:55 PM

Week  6                 

 Prem  Div        

Bears v Sheepbridge A  (2-6)

Killeavy v Orchard Bar  (3-5)

Hustlers v Whitecross  (3-5)

Carrickcruppen v TJs A  (1-7)

TJs Tigers v McGuigans A  (3-5)

       Bye – CWC A

Division 1                         

Trainors Camlough v Windmill  (8-0)

Ballyholland Harps v Nans Rams  (1-7)

McGuigans B v Dans Bar  (1-7)

Granvue v Johnny Murphys  (6-2)

TJs B v Bosco  (4-4)

     Bye – Indo A

Division 2

CWC B v TJs C  (5-3)

Armaghdown v Trainors Canal St  (3-5)

Cavern v Indo B  (4-4)

Maddens v Forresters  (5-3)

Millvale v St Moninna  (3-5)

Sheepbridge v Boyds (4-4)


Post Date : Fri 11 Nov 2016 04:24 PM


Week  5               


   Prem  Div        

Orchard Bar v Bears  (2-6)

Whitecross v TJs Tigers  (5-3)

TJs A v CWC A  (4-4)

Killeavy v Carrickcruppen  (1-7)

McGuigans A v Sheepbridge A  (2-6)

       Bye – Hustlers


  Division 1                         

Trainors Camlough v Ballyholland Harps  (7-1)

Windmill v TJs B  (5-3)

Johnny Murphys v McGuigans B

Nans Rams v Granvue  (6-2)

Dans Bar v Indo A  (7-1)

     Bye – Bosco


   Division 2

 TJs C v Maddens (6-2)

 Sheepbridge A v Cavern  (7-1)

 CWC B v Millvale  (3-5)

 Indo B v Armaghdown  (2-6)

 Forresters v Trainors Canal St  (3-5)

 Boyds v St Moninna  (3-5)

Post Date : Fri 11 Nov 2016 04:21 PM

Stephen Teggart was ice cool as he rescued what could turn out to be a crucial point against pretenders to their  title crown - CWC A.
It's fair to say Stevie Teggart took a bit of stick off us this time last year but like all true champions he has come out fighting and shown us all why he is one of the most reliable players in the Vegas Casino sponsered Newry Pool league.
The first frame was arguably the 2 best players in the Newry Pool league going head to head. Manny Byrne v Kieran McMahon. Byrne is a regular at the latter stages of the World Pool Championships while McMahon played on the snooker scene in England in his younger days. The frame was unusually tactical but after a good hard battle it was Manny Byrne that created the opening and finished with a long tricky looking black. 1-0 TJ's A.
Harvey Lavelle inflicted a 1st defeat of the season on Raymond McKenna to level the scores. It wasn't vintage Lavelle but he did enough to square the match 1-1.  Jack Courtney had a good chance to make it 2-1 TJ's  but Paddy Clarke mopped up when Courtney messed up and CWC led the match 2-1.
Declan McMahon came back into the team and in typical Postie service he delivered with aplomb. Cathal Phelan is enjoying his season so far but McMahon was clinical when he levelled up at 2-2.
Tristan Byrne was up against Paul 'Bunty' O'Callaghan for the 2nd time this season. Bunty didn't make the same mistake twice and exacted revenge for 3-2 CWC.
The next frame was a foregone conclusion before it started. Declan McConville is a beaten docket so far this season. He was never going to have the confidence to beat Pat Brady never mind the talent. It was 4-2 CWC A and a 5 point deficit was staring TJ's A in the face.
It was time for Laurence McAlinden to step up to the plate. This is where champions are made and championships decided. McAlinden is the quiet captain but on the table he is ruthless. Niall McVerry had that incredible finish in the last match but Larry doesn't give you that much room on a table and the opportunity arose captain marvel pulled it back to 4-3.
The 'Iceman' Teggart was playing another shrewd operator Paddy Tavey. Both players are well capable of tying a game up or taking out a big finish. Stephen Teggart took the initiative and eventually got the opening he needed to give the hosts TJ's a share of the spoils and keep the 3 point margin between the sides the same.

Bears are making a mockery of our tip for relegation straight back to Division 1. They took on the high flying Orchard Bar and tore them to shreds. Bears have already beaten TJ's A and this win over Orchard was no less a surprise.
Karl McGuinness took his weekly frame when he beat Garry Powell and home side Orchard were in the lead.
Joe Poucher was a surprise loser to Ralph Crummy.
Charlie Broughton had a very good win over Sean McKevitt
Mervyn Kernaghan couldn't give his side a good advantage when an excellent potting Adrian 'Oz' Holman tied the scores at 2-2.
Paddy Murphy didn't have to be brilliant to beat PJ McDaniel and Bears had the lead for the 1st time 3-2.
Seamus Keenan v Lee Irvine wasn't for a fainthearted ref but eventually Keenan prevailed to ensure at least a point from the visit to the Orchard.
Anthony Morgan is having a cracking season and he made it 5-2 with a good win over Ritchie Crawford.
Eddie Heaney produced the icing on the cake and rounded off a terrific night when he defeated Sean McCaul for a final scoreline 6-2 Bears.
Whitecross have taken a lot of stick here but just like Stevie Teggart they have come out fighting. They've now won 2 league games on the spin after a very good win over TJ's Tigers. Captain
Jason Lennon and Niall O'Hare had given the visiting Tigers a 2-0 lead. Captain Gavin Malone took our advice and played their best player Mickey O'Hanlon further up the card. He came on 3rd to reduce the arrears to 2-1. James Toner has had mixed fortunes for Whitecross but a super 8 ball finish squared the match at 2-2.
Noel Donaldson gave the hosts the lead and Whitecross were on course for a big upset.
At 3-2 Marty O'Callaghan was back on form to make it 4-2 Whitecross.
Captain Gavin Malone bottled the chance to sew up both points when Gavin McNally made it 4-3.
Brian O'Neill was on hand to save the day for the South Armagh side. His rare win gave Whitecross 2 very valuable points when he defeated Richie Taylor.
Carrickcruppen returned to winning ways when they thrashed Killeavy. Killeavy GAC club are having a difficult season and Cruppen put them to the sword Thursday night.
Tommy Lavelle, Pat Byrne, Jamie Lavelle and Paddy O'Callaghan fired the visiting Cruppen into a stunning 4-0 lead.
Killeavy got off the mark thanks to Emmett Fearon taking advantage of an under power Martin McVeigh.
This was only a blip as Carrickcruppen pushed on. Kieran Hanna, Ciaran Hanna
And J. Beanny rounded off a handy night on the baize for Carrickcruppen. It wasn't vintage Cruppen but 2 useful points more on the board.



Post Date : Fri 11 Nov 2016 09:37 AM

Sinn Féin MLA Linda Dillon has called on the minister to decide on the future of funding to farmers.

The chair of the Assembly’s Agriculture committee said:

“The Area of Natural Constraints Scheme (ANC) provides farmers with much-needed funds.

“The Ulster Farmers Union, the Agricultural Producers' Association and Belfast Hill Farmers gave a presentation to the agriculture committee today.

“Each of them outlined the importance of ANC payments to their livelihoods and asked the minister to give assurances on future payments as soon as possible.

“Hill farmers and indeed all farmers play a valuable role in the food production chain but also in their management of the land and the environment.

“It is undisputed that the hill farmers are at a distinct disadvantage and the ANC payments which they are currently getting must continue to ensure they are sustainable.

“It is essential we protect our hill farmers and all farmers alike. That is why it is essential they find out about the payments now so they can make plans for the incoming year.

“I have called on the minister to provide a timeline as to when she will be making a decision regarding ANC payments and for some detail on how they will be funded.”

Post Date : Thu 10 Nov 2016 01:20 PM

 Sinn Féin MLA for North Belfast, Gerry Kelly, said that threats against local taxi workers by an anti-peace process group are a disgrace and another example of their war with the community. 

Speaking tonight Mr Kelly said:

"In the past days anti-peace process elements have targeted local taxi workers in the New Lodge area by distributing leaflets containing threats and allegations against a local man and his employees.  

"Once again faceless criminals, seeking to intimidate this community, have threatened ordinary workers in North Belfast.  

"These groups are self serving and are clearly at war with the local community. They have their own agenda and it is clearly not uniting Ireland. 

"They need to withdraw these threats and accusations and let working people get on with earning a living for themselves and their families without fear of attack on themselves or their livelihood.” 

Post Date : Thu 10 Nov 2016 11:36 AM

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust has participated in an international project which could have major benefits on patient care and save healthcare costs worldwide.

Dr David McEneaney, Southern Trust Consultant Cardiologist, collaborated with Principal Investigators, Professor Omar Escalona from the Ulster University and Professor Yoon-Seok Yang, from Chonbuk National University in South Korea – to help create wireless charging technology for medical implants.

Currently, medical implants, such as pacemakers and insulin pumps, require surgery or other invasive procedures to either recharge the batteries or replace the entire device before the batteries expire.

The Southern Trust has been collaborating with Chonbuk National University and Ulster University’s team of biomedical engineers to create highly innovative wireless energy supply technologies, which will mean that patients can simply recharge an implant through the skin via a RF power link. This will dramatically reduce surgical risk to patients and associated healthcare costs.

An initial £20,000 has been granted by the UK Medical Research Council and the Korea Health Industry Development Institute, in support of this joint research activity

Dr David McEneaney shared his thoughts on the project:

“This research will help to make significant advancements in the field of wireless power supply for the global medical device industry.

“Wearable and implantable medical devices address a wide variety of healthcare needs and range from insulin pumps and pacemaker to cochlear implants and artificial heart pumps, all of which depend on a continuous and sustainable energy supply.

“The technology will eliminate the need for a driveline through the skin or use of conventional batteries that require changing when depleted. This means that patients are less likely to contract infection at the skin site of the driveline and will not require hospitalisation for battery replacement.

“This technology has the potential to have major positive impacts on patient care and healthcare costs around the world. It aims to empower patients to take control of their own treatment and improve their quality of life."

Post Date : Thu 10 Nov 2016 11:33 AM

SAVAGE (Newtownhamilton and Belleeks, Co Armagh) November 9, 2016 peacefully at Craigavon Area Hospital, with his loving family, Bernard (Barney) beloved son of the late Hugh and Annie, loving brother of Peggy, James, Packie and the late Bridget, Vincent and Mena. R.I.P. 7 Dungormley Estate. 

Barney's remains will repose at his niece Caroline Simpson's home, 6 Whiterock Road, Newtownhamilton BT35 0AW until removal on Friday at 12.15pm to arrive at The Church of St Laurence O'Toole, Belleeks for 1.00pm Requiem Mass. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. 

Our Lady of Knock pray for him. 

Very deeply regretted by his sorrowing brothers, sister, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces and the entire family circle.

Post Date : Thu 10 Nov 2016 11:29 AM

HUGHES (Belleeks, Newry) Margaret (Jetta), passed away peacefully November 9, 2016 at Craigavon Area Hospital. May she rest in peace. Beloved daughter of the late Peter and Margaret Hughes and much loved sister of Molly and Peadar and the late Francis and Vincent. 

Our Lady of Lourdes pray for her. 

Funeral leaving her home, 93 Carrickgallogly Road on Friday November 11, 2016 at 10.00am for 11.00am Requiem Mass in St Laurence O'Toole Church, Belleeks. Interment immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. 

Jetta will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her sister, brother, nephews, nieces and entire family circle. 

Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on her soul.

Post Date : Thu 10 Nov 2016 11:27 AM

DONAGHY (Crossmaglen) Sean R.I.P. November 9, 2016 suddenly at his home, 4 Corliss Road, Crossmaglen. Dear and loving husband of Geraldine. Devoted father of Jack, Conal and Shane. Cherished son of Mary and the late Jim. Much loved brother of Marie (Quinn) and Ann. 

Reposing at his home from Friday morning (House Private). 

Funeral arrangements later. 

Enquiries to McConville Funeral Directors, Crossmaglen, 028 3086 1212.

Post Date : Thu 10 Nov 2016 11:23 AM

Peacefully at Hospital, late of 97 Edenderry Park, Banbridge, William Thomas (Tom), Dearly loved Husband of Jean, loving father of Jim, Sylvia, Sandra and Carol, Father in-Law of Lillian, Winston, Norman and Dessie, a much loved Grandfather and Great Grandfather.

Funeral Service on Saturday at 12 noon in Scarva Street Presbyterian Church followed by interment in St. Luke's Parish Churchyard, Mullaglass (Arrive approx, 2.30pm)

Family Flowers only please. Donations if desired for Gillis Memory Centre, Armagh, 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.