Post Date : Sat 11 Feb 2017 04:40 PM



Preliminary Round To Be Played Tues 7th March 2017

First Round Draw To Be Played Thursday 9th March


1. Gary Powell (Bears) and Michael Feenan (W/Cross) - Winner plays Danny Cinamond (Trainors)

2. Charlie Broughton (Orchard) v Paul McAreavey (McGuigans A) – Winner plays Declan McMahon (TJs A)

3. Chris McKeown (Foresters) v Sheila Johnson (Murphys) – Winner plays Ciaran Hanna (C/Cruppen)

4. Malachy Maguire (Nans) v Gavin Murphy (TJs B) – Winner plays Jimmy O’Hare (Nans)

@ Dans

5. Micky Langton (McGuigans B) v Tommy Lavelle (C/Cruppen) – Winner plays Stevie Noades (TJs A)

6. Kieran O’Neill (Hustlers) v Barney Preece (Nans) – Winner plays Paddy O’Callaghan (C/Cruppen)

7. Liam Bradley (Trainors) v Barry Murphy (Hustlers) – Winner plays Brendan McVerry (Windmill)

8. Larry McAlinden (TJs A) v Raymond McKenna (TJs A) – Winner plays Stephen Rooney (CWC A)

@ Bellinis

9. John Little (Hustlers) v Stephen Taggart (TJs A) – Winner plays Paul Kelland (CWC B)

10. Pat McClenaghan (Nans) v Kevin Magee (Hustlers)

11. Gavin Malone (W/Cross) v Niall Connolly (Dans)

12. Gavin McNally (TJs Tigers) v Mannie Byrne (TJs A)

@ Armaghdown

13. David Cromie (Orchard) v Cathal Murphy (CWC B)

14. Peter Tavey (Dans) v Cathal Phelan (CWC A)

15. Adrian Annett (TJs Tigers) v Damien Flanagan (McGuigans A)

16. Sean Donnan (Armaghdown) v Mike Nugent (Nans)

@ Trainors Camlough

17. Ryan Diamond (Millvale) v Tommy Rooney (CWC B)

18. Noel Bradley (Trainors) v Shane Durnan (Armaghdown)

19. Benny Hoey (Millvale) v Karl McGuinness (Orchard)

20. Dean Haughey (Murphys) v Ralph Cromie (Bears)

@ Tjs Table 1

21. Leigh McAlinden (Nans) v James O’Hagan (Dans)

22. Willie Andrews (Armaghdown) v Lee Irvine (Orchard)

23. James Toner (W/Cross) v Collie McCann (Millvale)

24. Ritchie Crawford (Orchard) v Micky Cunningham (Hustlers)

@ Tj’s Table 2

25. Sean McKevitt (Bears) v Ronan O’Reilly (Nans)

26. Thomas Hughes (CWC A) v Cathal McCoy (Hustlers)

27. Gerard McGuigan (McGuigans A) v Mark Pentony (Nans)

28. Tommy Mooney (Trainors) v Brendan McNally (Nans)

@ Bears

29. Seamus Keenan (Bears) v Callum McParland (CWC B)

30. Jack Courtney (TJs A) v Oran Keenan (Armaghdown)

31. Micky O’Hanlon (W/Cross) v Aaron O’Callaghan (Windmill)

32. Paul O’Callaghan (CWC A) v Kieran Loughran (Foresters)

@ Nans

33. Matthew Cartmill (TJs Tigers) v Davy Hanna (TJs Tigers)

34. Seamus McVerry (Dans) v Gerard Harte (Armaghdown)

35. Raymond Magee (Foresters) v Kieran McMahon (CWC A)

36. Anthony Morgan (Bears) v Brian O’Neill (W/Cross)

@ Orchard bar

37. Shane McAllister (Hustlers) v Paddy Clarke (CWC A)

38. Shane Phelan (CWC A) v James Clarke (Armaghdown)

39. Joe Poucher (Orchard) v Tony McElroy (Dans)

40. Paddy Tavey (CWC A) v Mark Maguire (Nans)


41. Kieran Hanna (C/Cruppen) v Noel Donaldson (W/Cross)

42. Shane McVerry (Armaghdown) v Marty O’Callaghan (W/Cross)

43. Pat Brady (CWC A) v Niall O’Hare (TJs Tigers)

44. Diarmuid Lonergan (Orchard) v Terry McNally (McGuigans A)

@ McGuigans

45. Mark Trainor (Trainors) v Jason Lennon (TJs Tigers)

46. Ryan McElroy (Murphys) v Barry McAllister (C/Cruppen)

47. Seamus McGeoghegan (CWC A) v Neil Heaney (Bears)

48. Eddie Heaney (Bears) v Emmet Fearon (Murphys)

@ Johnnie Murphys

49. Ciaran Morgan Jnr (S/Bridge) v Joe Magill (McGuigans B)

50. Brendan McCabe (Armaghdown) v Tristan Byrne (TJs A)

51. Gerard Foley (Armaghdown) v Gareth McCann (W/Cross)

52. Sean Rice (TJs Tigers) v Mervyn Kernaghan (Orchard)

@ Millvale

53. Brendan Devlin (Orchard) v Adrian Murphy (Millvale)

54. Brian Campbell (McGuigans A) v Niall McVerry (Hustlers)

55. Tommy O’Hanlon (McGuigans A) v Jimmy McVerry (Dans)

56. Bernie Magee (Hustlers)  v Damien McArdle (Hustlers)


57. Billy O’Neill (Hustlers) v Martin McClelland (CWC A)

58. PJ McDaniel (Orchard) v Ritchie Taylor (TJs Tigers)

59. Stephen McSherry (Nans) v Jamie Lavelle (C/Cruppen)

60. Philip Murphy (TJs B) v Paul Hughes (C/Cruppen)


61. Paul Murphy (Bears) v Killian McDonald (Millvale)

62. Alan Burke (W/Cross) v Martin McVeigh (C/Cruppen)

63. Pat Byrne (C/Cruppen) v John Magee (McGuigans A)

64. Mark Shevlin (W/Cross) v Harvey Lavelle (CWC A)

Post Date : Fri 10 Feb 2017 11:59 AM

Police are appealing for information following the report of a car on fire at Ballyvalley Road, Mayobridge in the early hours of this morning, Friday, 10 February at approximately 2.25am. 

A vehicle was extensively damaged and an adjacent house sustained damage to the windows, guttering and plasterwork.
There were four adults in the house at the time. No one sustained any injuries.
Detective Constable David Skillen would appeal to anyone who may have noticed any suspicious activity in the area or anyone who has any information to contact Police at Newry on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 84 10/02/17.
Alternatively, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Post Date : Fri 10 Feb 2017 09:06 AM

Sinn Fein's Gerry Kelly has dismissed claims by Arlene Foster that this 'election is about republicans trying to rewrite the past' as a ludicrous attempt to distract the electorate from the RHI scandal and sectarianise the election.

Gerry Kelly said:
"Arlene' Foster's comments last night are the latest attempt by the DUP to turn this into a green vs orange election.
"Her comments make it clear that what she is seeking is an investigation into conflict killings but not those carried out by state forces.
"She stated that there has been a focus on 'blaming' the state and rewriting history.
"I would like to point her towards the recent figures released by the PSNI and the PPS which contradict these claims.
"The PSNI figures show that just 30 per cent of their investigations are into state forces and the PPS figures reveal that seven republicans were prosecuted as opposed to just three soldiers.
"Sinn Féin's position has always been that an independent international truth commission be put in place to deal with the issue of legacy and enable victims and families to get the truth.
"Many families and victims wanted more and as such mechanisms were put in place under the Stormont House Agreement, to facilitate independent investigations, information recovery, storytelling and improved services for victims and survivors.
“These mechanisms are being blocked by the DUP and the British government.
"In any victim centred approach dealing with legacy the victims and families should be central to the process.
"There can be no amnesty, no one can be above the law." 
Post Date : Thu 09 Feb 2017 03:42 PM

                                     NEWRY POOL LEAGUE




@TJ’s Table1

1. Gary Powell (Bears) v Michael Feenan (W/Cross)

2. Charlie Broughton (Orchard) v Paul McAreavey (McGuigans A)

3. Chris McKeown (Foresters) v Sheila Johnson (Murphys)

@TJ’s Table 2

4. Malachy Maguire (Nans) v Gavin Murphy (TJs B)

5. Micky Langton (McGuigans B) v Tommy Lavelle (C/Cruppen)

6. Kieran O’Neill (Hustlers) v Barney Preece (Nans)

@TJ’s Table 3

7. Liam Bradley (Trainors) v Barry Murphy (Hustlers)

8. Larry McAlinden (TJs A) v Raymond McKenna (TJs A)

9. John Little (Hustlers) v Stephen Taggart (TJs A)


Post Date : Thu 09 Feb 2017 11:58 AM

The Newry Rainbow Community is stepping up its demand for the introduction of equal marriage here!

Some people wonder what all the fuss is about and point to the fact that there are provisions for civil partnerships. Civil partnership is not the same as marriage. It is different in many ways. Although civil partnership does offer some rights and protections, it is not equality and it does not extend all the same rights to same sex couples as marriage would, including rights in relation to children and other critical legal rights.
The forthcoming Assembly election is another important opportunity to make sure that those who are elected, and who will form the next Government here actually deliver on our demand for equality and an end to discrimination.
The Newry Rainbow Community is delighted to host a volunteer recruitment evening for the “Love Equality” campaign. 
This will take place in Rainbow House tonight Thursday 9th February from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
If you are passionate about equality and want to get involved in the campaign for Equal Marriage here please come along to find out a bit more info about the campaign.......and there’s free pizza in it for ye!
DATE OF EVENT Thu, 09 Feb, 2017
TIME OF EVENT 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
LOCATION Rainbow House
Post Date : Thu 09 Feb 2017 09:36 AM

8th February 2017, Muriel Kennedy passed away peacefully at Chestnut Lodge Private Nursing Home.

Muriel late of Lisanally Gardens, Armagh, beloved daughter of the late William and May, loving sister of Margaret, Elizabeth and Ann and a much loved aunt.
Funeral service in Elim Pentecostal Church, Armagh on Friday at 1.30pm followed by private interment.
Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired for Chestnut Lodge Nursing Home Patients' Comfort Fund c/o Jackson Stoops & Sons, Funeral Directors, 44 Moy Road, Armagh BT61 8DL.
Lovingly remembered by her sorrowing sisters and all the family circle.
"Safe in the arms of Jesus''
Post Date : Thu 09 Feb 2017 09:32 AM
7th February 2017, Sean Trainor passed away.
Sean beloved husband of Anne, and loving father of Gary, Paul, Julie and Angela.
His remains will leave his late residence 9 Ballymaderphy Road at 10.15 am on Saturday (11th February) for 11am Requiem Mass in St. Colman's Church Massforth. Burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery.
Deeply regretted by his sorrowing wife, sons, daughters, grandchildren, great-grandchild, sister Bridie (Englefield) and entire family circle.

St. Martin pray for him. 

Post Date : Thu 09 Feb 2017 09:29 AM
8th February 2017, Eileen Sands passed away peacefully at Daisy Hill Hospital.
Eileen, loving wife of Peter and much loved mother of Garry, Kevin, Damien, Angela, Shane, Jenevieve and Anthony. 
Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on her soul. 
Her remains will leave her home 45 Ryan Road on Friday at 11.15 am for 12.00 noon funeral Mass in St Joseph's Church, Sheeptown. Interment afterwards in adjoining cemetery. 
Deeply regretted by her sorrowing husband , sons, daughters, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, sons in law, daughters in law, nephews, nieces, family circle and friends. 
Family flowers only Donations in lieu if desired to Southern Area Hospice C/o Digney Funeral Directors 4 Sugar House Quay.
Post Date : Wed 08 Feb 2017 12:23 PM

Sinn Féin’s Fra McCann has said figures released by the Department of Communities showing a 5.8 per cent increase in people presenting as homeless shows the need for additional social housing.

The party's spokesperson on housing said:
"A housing bulletin released by the Department of Communities shows an increase of 5.8 per cent of people presenting as homeless. This highlights once again the need for additional social houses to be built.
"In the last recorded quarter 4,924 people presented as homeless.
"Thirty five per cent of those who presented were single males between the ages of 26 to 59 and 32 per cent were families.
"This has a huge impact on areas of high demand such as West Belfast, North Belfast and Derry and is also a slight increase on the same quarter last year.
"Sinn Féin has argued that major investment needs to be put into new builds in these areas.
"It is no longer good enough to say the private rented sector will take the slack.  
“Housing providers and the Minister need to concentrate on areas of high demand.
“Government departments also need to release land to make it easier for housing providers to build in communities where extreme need exists." 
Post Date : Wed 08 Feb 2017 09:57 AM
6th February, 2017 Joseph Kirk passed away suddenly at home, Ballymoney Road, Banbridge. Joseph beloved husband of Pearl, loving father of Valerie and Ivan, father-in-law of Charlie and Louise and a devoted Grandad of Nisa, Judith, Neill and Ryan
Funeral service on Thursday at 1.00p.m in Magherally Parish Church, Banbridge with committal following in The New Cemetery, Banbridge. 
Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu of flowers if desired to Craigavon Cardiac care (cheques made payable to Milne Funeral Services donations account please) c/o Milne Funeral Services, 5 Newry Road, Banbridge, BT32 3HF.
Very deeply regretted and sadly missed by the entire family circle.
What a friend we have in Jesus