Post Date : Mon 20 Feb 2017 09:57 AM

18th February 2017, Marian passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of Peter and devoted mother of Peter and Ellen. 

Her remains will leave her late residence 15a, Greenan Road (Old Warrenpoint Road) on Tuesday at 10am for 10.30am requiem mass in St. Mary’s Church, Chapel Street, burial afterwards in SS Peter & Paul’s cemetery, Bessbrook. 
Our Lady Queen of The Most Holy Rosary pray for her. 
Deeply regretted and sadly missed by her husband, son and daughter also Katie and Paul, her brothers-in-law Gregory and John, sisters-in-law Marie and Caroline and the entire family circle. 
Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu if desired to Southern Area Hospice c/o the family or Paul McEvoy Funeral Directors, 80, Canal Street, Newry.
Post Date : Mon 20 Feb 2017 09:55 AM

19th February 2017, Maura Cairns passed away suddenly at The Mater Hospital.

Maura, dearly beloved wife of Tom and much loved mother Samantha, Gillian, Brenda, Anne and Karol, cherished sister of Dominic, Larry, Brian and the late Raymond R.I.P.
Funeral arrangements later. 
On her soul sweet Jesus have mercy. 
Deeply regretted by her sorrowing husband, daughters, grandchildren, brothers and entire family circle.
Post Date : Mon 20 Feb 2017 09:52 AM

18th February 2017 passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family.

Michael, dearly beloved husband of Margaret and loving father to Michael, Ann-Marie, Lisa and Martin. Dear father-in-law to Sarah-Jane, Patrick, Joe and Victoria. Cherished Grandfather to Rachael, Grace, Lucy, Olivia and Sophie.
Funeral from his late residence 3 Dufferin Park, Knocknashinna on Monday 20th February 2017 at 10.30 am for 11.00am Requiem Mass in St Patricks Church Downpatrick. Interment afterwards In Struell cemetery.
Very deeply regretted by his sorrowing wife, sons, daughters, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law and grandchildren. His dear brothers and sisters, Liam, Kieran, Brenda, Anne, Martina and the late Deirdre and entire family circle.
Sacred Heart Of Jesus Have Mercy On His Soul.
All Enquires Seamus Fitzsimons Funeral Directors 028 4461 2563
Post Date : Mon 20 Feb 2017 09:42 AM

Annual Dinner Dance

The club’s annual dinner dance takes place next Saturday night, 25th February in the Canal Court Hotel. Having picked up the Armagh and Ulster club titles in 2016 our senior ladies will be guests of honour on the night. Everyone is invited to come along to what should be a brilliant night to celebrate our successes from last year, including of senior ladies and our minor boys who the Division 1B league title. Entry fee is £30 per head and is payable at the door on the night. Dinner will be served at 7.00pm.

Senior Men
Our senior men continue to train three times per week as they continue their preparations for the upcoming season.
Shanes Gaelic For Girls
Shanes Gaelic For Girls programme was postponed on Saturday morning due to the poor weather conditions and a very wet pitch. The programme continues next Saturday morning at 11.00am at the field.
Minor Boys
Training for our minor boys continues this Thursday evening at 7.00pm sharp at the field
U16 Boys
Our U16 boys have amalgamated with Correnshigo and Lisummon for the coming year and will be called Patrick Rankins. Training for the U16 boys continues on Thursday night at 6.00pm in Correnshigo. All our U16 footballers are asked to meet at the Shane's at 5.40pm sharp on Thursday evening. 
U16 Girls
Circuit training for our U16 girls continues this Tuesday evening from 6.30pm to 7.45pm in Bessbrook Community Centre.
U14 Boys
This year our U14 boys have amalgamated with Correnshigo and Lisummon and will be known as Patrick Rankins. Training for the U14 boys continues every Thursday evening at 7.00pm and Sunday morning at 11.30am at the Shane’s.
U14 Girls
Our U14 girls continue indoor training this Wednesday evening from 7.30pm to 8.45pm at Cloughreagh Community Centre. Please contact Tara Byrne on 07397 540087 for further information.
U12 Boys
This year our U12 boys have also amalgamated with Correnshigo and Lisummon and will be known as Patrick Rankins. Training for this age group continues next Saturday afternoon at 4.00pm at the Shane’s and all players are requested to attend.
U12 Girls
With our U12 girls’ management team now in place training will be getting underway within the next few weeks – keep an eye on the notes for more details.
Training for our U10 footballers continues on Sunday morning at 11.00am at the field.
Training for U8 footballers takes place every Sunday at 11.00am at the field and all players at this age group are asked to attend. All boys and girls at this age group are welcome to come along.
Training for our U6 footballers continues this Wednesday evening at 6.00pm in Bessbrook Community Centre and all new boys and girls are welcome to attend.
Meabh O’Neill’s Camogie
Training for all camogs continues this coming Tuesday evening, in the sports hall in St Paul’s from 6.00pm – 7.00pm. All new members from age 4 and upwards are welcome to attend. The senior camogs train every Monday and Wednesday evening from 6.30pm – 8.00pm at the Shane’s field.
Membership Rates for 2017
Club membership is now due and the rates for 2017 are as follows:
Senior Members: £30.00
Cairde Members: £15.00
OAPs: £15.00
U18s: £15.00 for first player in a family, £10.00 for every other player
All membership must be paid before 31st March 2017.
Referees Needed
If anyone associated with the club fancies becoming a referee and officiating at underage football (and earning a few quid along the way) please contact Brendy Osborne for further information.
Well Done
Well done to our ladies’ footballers Blaithin Mackin and Jessica Watters who picked up their Ulster Schools All-Stars last Friday night…. well done girls.
Congratulations to our former ladies’ footballer Grainne McTaggart on the birth of her baby daughter Riodhna. 
Best Wishes
Best wishes and a speedy recovery to our senior ladies’ footballer Claire Garvey who is currently recovering following recent fall.
Cairde Sheáin Uí Néill
The club is actively encouraging more people to sign up to the Cairde Sheáin Uí Néill scheme at a cost £10.00 per month. This money goes directly towards club development schemes and over the past number of years has helped to upgrade the playing surface on the main field, construct a new training pitch, partly contribute to the new concrete driveway and will hopefully help to begin construction on the new walkway around the field.
At £10.00 per month we feel it is a very easy, worthwhile and beneficial scheme to sign up to. For further information, please contact Brendy Osborne (07543 806274) or pm the Shane O'Neill's Facebook page.
Last week’s winning lotto numbers were 6, 19, 21 & 22. There were no jackpot winners and 1 x match three winner. The jackpot now stands at £5,100.
Everyone at the club would like to offer their sympathy to the family of Oliver Kenny who died last recently. Oliver was the father of our minor footballer James Kenny. Sympathies also to the family of Kathleen McGuinness who died recently. Kathleen was the aunt of our senior footballer Sean McLoughlin and our Cairde member Grace McLoughlin. May both Oliver and Kathleen rest in peace. 
Post Date : Fri 17 Feb 2017 01:22 PM

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust has hosted a special celebration event to share and learn from some of the Best Practice across Allied Health Professional Services.

Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) is the name given to the group of health care staff distinct from nurses and doctors, who offer a wide range of services and support to patients and clients. AHPs include Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Dietitians Orthoptists, Radiographers, Orthotists, Prosthetists and Art, Drama and Music Therapists. 
The event brought together AHPs from across all disciplines along with other health and social care staff to hear directly from service users, families and advocates about their experiences of AHP services. Topics included specialist stroke AHP rehabilitation, Speech and Language Therapy improvements for children, Radiography led fertility clinics , positive patient outcomes following interventions from Orthoptics, Podiatry, Physiotherapy and OT. 
Many of the stories shared by patients and posters displayed at the event demonstrating service improvements have won national, international and regional recognition.
Guest speakers also included Hazel Winning, Lead AHP Officer for the Department of Health and Dr Jacqui Lunday Johnstone, AHP Lead from the Scottish Government who shared the strategic visions and shared learning from a NI and Scottish perspectives.  
Speaking at the event Angela McVeigh, Executive Director of Nursing and Allied Health Professionals for the Southern Health and Social Care Trust said: 
“Allied Health Professionals play such a vital role in ensuring safe, high quality care with a dedicated focus on supporting clients to self-manage their conditions to help them return to education, employment and other normal daily activities. 
“From diagnosis and assessment to delivering treatment right through to rehabilitation, they have a huge influence on the patient journey. We are continually looking for ways to help improve the services we provide, whilst at the same time keep up to date with the latest clinical developments and recommendations. 
“Our Service Users and Trust staff have shown meaningful partnership commitment to improving the   experience of patients and carers by participating today.  We particularly would like to thank all our service users, their carers’ and advocates, who have been so willing to openly share their experiences on what works well and how we can improve in shaping future services that will meet the growing demands of our population.”
Carmel Harney, Assistant Director for AHP Governance, Workforce Development and Training added: 
“AHPs are key to transforming Health, Care and Wellbeing in Northern Ireland working in partnership with other sectors like education, housing, leisure, employment and learning and the criminal justice system. AHPs impact on the wider determinants of health and are pivotal to delivering the transformation agenda for health and social care.” 
Post Date : Fri 17 Feb 2017 12:03 PM

Sinn Féin's Pat Sheehan has welcomed the investment of £750,000 by health minister Michelle O'Neill into suicide prevention and mental health programmes. 


The Sinn Féin health spokesperson said; 


"I welcome this announcement from my party colleague and health minister of an additional  £750,000 investment in suicide prevention and mental health programmes. 


"More than 60 groups right across the north will access this funding to address specific health needs for mental and emotional wellbeing, suicide prevention, drugs and alcohol support services and support for vulnerable groups. 


"This investment will ensure that positive mental health programmes, which are community-based and delivered by local organisations remain a priority. 


"This is yet another example of a Sinn Féin minister making a positive difference to the lives of people in the community." 

Post Date : Fri 17 Feb 2017 11:06 AM
15th February 2017, Fergus O’Reilly passed away peacefully at St John's Hospice, Newry. Late of 10 Crossmore Road, Keady, Co Armagh, BT60 3RE and formerly Kinawley, Co Fermanagh.
Fergus, loving husband of Noreen and much loved father of Paul, Conor and Breffni, brother of Terry, Breda, Bronagh and the late Philomena. 
Reposing at his late home until removal on Saturday morning at 11.30am for Funeral Mass in St Patrick's Church, Keady at 12noon. Burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery. 
Deeply regretted by his sorrowing wife, sons, daughter, daughters-in-law, son-in-law, brother, sisters and wider family circle. 
Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu to St John's Hospice, Newry, to any family member or Edward Hughes Funeral Director. 

All enquiries to Edward on 028 3752 5067 or Seamus on 07746 848466. 

Post Date : Fri 17 Feb 2017 11:02 AM
16th February 2017, Josephine O’Boyle passed away. Josephine, beloved wife of the late Shane. R.I.P., 5 Carragh Dua Heights, Belleeks and formerly of Cullyhanna.
Funeral on Saturday 18th from her late residence at 10.15am to St. Patrick's church, Cullyhanna for requiem mass at 11.00am.
Interment afterwards in the Cemetery adjoining The Church of the Sacred Heart, Cargin, Toomebridge, Co. Antrim arriving approximately 2.00/2.15pm.
Our Lady Queen of the most holy rosary pray for her.

Deeply regretted by her loving brother and sister Michael O'Hanlon and Bernie O'Hagan (Armagh), nieces, nephews and entire family circle. 

Post Date : Fri 17 Feb 2017 10:54 AM

14th February 2017, Michael Collins passed away peacefully at Daisy Hill hospital surrounded by his loving family. 

Michael dearly beloved husband of Veronica and much loved father of Briege, Micheal, Brendan and Catherine, loving grandfather of Ellen, Sophie, Shane and Emer, beloved brother of Mary and the late Patrick and Bernard. 
Sadly missed by his sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law and sisters-in-law and cousins. 
Now reposing at his daughter's home, 45 Shaughan Road, Belleeks, until removal on Friday 17th at 10.15am for 11.00am Funeral Mass in St Laurence O'Toole's Church, Belleeks. Burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery. 
Deeply regretted and sadly missed by his entire family circle.
Post Date : Fri 17 Feb 2017 10:50 AM
16th February 2017, Maureen O’Prey passed away. Beloved wife of the late Richie and darling mother of Martine, John and Jennifer and sister of the late Frank and Pat. 
Maureen's remains will leave her late residence, 43 Tullyree Road on Saturday at 9.15am for 10.00am Requiem Mass in St Malachy's Church, Kilcoo. Interment afterwards in adjoining cemetery. 
Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on her soul. 

Deeply regretted by her sorrowing daughters, son, daughter-in-law Aphinya, son-in-law Dave, grandchildren Aidan, Maria, Ryan, Laura and husband Brian, sisters Teresa and Margaret, brothers Christie and Matt, sister-in-law Peggy and entire family circle.