Post Date : Wed 15 Feb 2017 11:15 AM

14th February 2017, Benjamin Davis passed away peacefully at Daisy Hill Hospital.

Benjamin, much loved father of Alan and the late Maurice, 95 Drumgullion Avenue, Newry. 
Funeral from his late residence on Friday at 1.30pm for 2.00pm Service in First Presbyterian (Non-Subscribing) Church, Newry, followed by interment in the Presbyterian Cemetery, Armagh Road, Newry. 
Family flowers only, donations in lieu if desired for First Presbyterian (Non-Subscribing) Church, Newry, c/o Rev N Hutton, 25 Weavers Meadow, Banbridge, BT32 4RL. 
Lovingly remembered by his sorrowing son, daughter-in-law Katherine, grandchildren Connor and Ryan, brother Jimmy and Albert and family circle.
Post Date : Wed 15 Feb 2017 11:13 AM

14th February 2017, Bridie Weir passed away in Daisy Hill Hospital, Newry. 

Bridie beloved wife of the late Jimmy and loving mother to daughters Elizabeth, Margaret, Deborah and Shauna, formerly of 8 James Street, Newry. 
Bridie's remains are reposing at her daughter Shauna's residence, 37 Blackthornes, Newry until removal on Thursday at 10.00am for Requiem Mass in the Chapel of Ease, Monkshill at 10.30am. Burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery. 
On her soul sweet Jesus have mercy. 
Deeply regretted by her daughters, grandchildren, great grandchild, sons-in-law, nieces and nephews and the extended family circle.
Post Date : Wed 15 Feb 2017 11:05 AM

14th February 2017 Charles Callan passed away peacefully at RVH Belfast.

Charles (Gerry) R.I.P. beloved husband of Ligoura and much loved brother of Betty (Ward) Margaret (Gillespie), Monica (McConnon), Eamon and the late Jack, Neil, Cyril and Hyacinth, 22 Pound Street.
Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on his soul. 
Funeral arrangements later. 
Deeply regretted by his sorrowing wife, brother, sisters, brothers in law, sisters in law, nephews, nieces, family circle and friends. 
Enquiries to Digney Funeral Directors 028 30251220.
Post Date : Wed 15 Feb 2017 11:02 AM

13th February 2017, Maeve Burke passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family. 

Maeve beloved wife of the late Pat R.I.P. Devoted mother of Janice (Truesdale) and much loved mother-in-law of Johnny. 
Her remains will leave her late residence, 25 Springhill Drive, on Thursday at 9.50am for 10.30am requiem mass in SS. Patrick & Colman’s Cathedral. Burial afterwards in Monkshill cemetery. 
Our Lady Queen of The Most Holy Rosary pray for her. 
Deeply regretted and sadly missed by her loving daughter, her son in law, her granddaughters Sophie and Rebecca. Her sister Therese, brothers Seamus, Kieran and Paul, her brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, her dear friends Paul and Mary and 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, BT35 6DX
Post Date : Wed 15 Feb 2017 10:59 AM

12th February 2017, Margaret Toner passed away suddenly at Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast.

Madge wife of the late Joey and mother of Joseph, Robert, Moya, Lynette, Eleanor, Barbara, Thelma, Gloria, Irene, and Helen. 
Her remains will leave her late residence 32 Fairfield Heights on Thursday at 10.30am for 11.00am Service in Downshire Road Presbyterian Church, Newry. Burial afterwards in Armagh Road Presbyterian Cemetery. 
Sorrowfully missed by her loving sons, daughters, sisters, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, sisters-in-law, brothers-in- law, nephews, nieces, grandchildren, great grandchildren and extended family circle.
Enquiries to Poucher Funeral Directors 028 3026 7585.
Post Date : Wed 15 Feb 2017 10:54 AM
13th February 13 2017, Andrew Mitchell passed away peacefully at Craigavon Area Hospital.
Andy, 12 Downshire Avenue, Banbridge, dearly loved husband of the late Annie Mitchell and devoted father of Linda and Philip.
Funeral service in Holy Trinity Parish Church on Wednesday at 2.00pm followed by a private committal.
House strictly private.
No flowers please. Donations in lieu may be sent, if desired, to William Bell & Co., Funeral Directors, 23 Kenlis Street, Banbridge BT32 3LR for Bannview Care Home Comforts' Fund.

Deeply regretted by his sorrowing daughter, son, son-in-law Ian, Philip's partner Sandra, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sister Nan and all the family circle. 

Post Date : Wed 15 Feb 2017 09:19 AM

A new campaign has been launched this week to remind people how to use the GP Out of hours service (GPOOH).

Dr Sandra Elliott, Medical Manager for GPOOH says; “GP Out of Hours is only for patients with urgent care needs that cannot wait until their own GP surgery re-opens. Unfortunately we receive many calls about non urgent conditions. This places huge pressure on the service and means people with real urgent problems sometimes aren’t seen as quickly as they could be.” 

The new campaign aims to get this message across using targeted social media, radio and outdoor advertising. 

Dr Elliott adds: “People often phone for minor problems such as colds, sore throats sprains, hangovers, headlice, nappy rash, needing repeat prescriptions or even because they were just too busy during the day to contact their own GP service. When GPOOH is misused like this, it can cause delays for someone with a genuine urgent problem. So we are encouraging everyone to wait if you can, and only call us if you can’t.” 

How the service works:  

  • GP Out of Hours is available from 6pm to 8am Monday to Friday, all day Saturday, Sunday and on Bank Holidays.
  • Always phone first on 028 3839 9201. 
  • A specially trained call handler takes the patient’s details and codes the call (Emergency/Urgent/Routine).
  • The call then transfers to a computerised list which the Clinicians, including GPs Nurses and Pharmacists, work through to prioritise.  

A clinician will phone the patient back to make an assessment. About 50% of patients receive telephone advice or may need a prescription but do not need to attend a centre. A minority of housebound patients will receive a home visit and others may be advised to attend a more appropriate service like the Minor Injuries Unit, Emergency Department or the Emergency Dental service.

To view the latest infomercial click here.

Post Date : Tue 14 Feb 2017 09:16 AM

13th February 2017, Jim Uprichard passed away very peacefully, at Belfast City Hospital, Cancer Centre, late of 141 Kings Street, Newcastle.

Jim, dearly-beloved husband of Elizabeth, loving son of May and the late Alfred (Gilford), beloved brother of Kenneth and Marshal. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing family and entire family circle. 
Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if desired, to Friends of the Cancer Centre, BCH Loving and loved. 
Viewing of deceased between 5.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. today (Tuesday) and tomorrow (Wednesday) in M.J. Sawey & Sons Rest Room, 9 Bryansford Avenue, Newcastle, Co. Down, BT33 0AX. Funeral arrangements for Thursday 16th February, 2017 to follow.
Post Date : Tue 14 Feb 2017 09:12 AM

10th February 2017, Mary Brown passed away at Craigavon Area Hospital, formerly Flat 14, Riversley Fold, Banbridge.

Funeral Service in Holy Trinity Parish Church on Tuesday at 2.00pm, with committal afterwards in Milltown Parish Churchyard, Derrylilagh Road, Birches, Portadown.
Deeply regretted by her sorrowing sisters and all the staff at Riversley Fold and family circle.
Post Date : Mon 13 Feb 2017 11:26 PM

Newry Dart League..

Sponsored by The CLARA Aporthotel Bulgaria

Fixtures for Friday 17th Feb...

Premier Division.

Trainors A v Ballyholland INF

Lumpers Bar A v Gap of the North

3 Steps A v The Wanderers

Gormans Bar M/Bridge v First & Last W/Point

Magees A v Indo A

Bye- Cloughmor Inn

Division 1.

Quinns Camlough v CWC

Bosco v Windmill Bar

AOH Newry v Seasiders INF B

Railway Bar v Lumpers Bar B

Maddens Bar A v Killeavy GAC

Bye- Carrickcruppen GFC

Division 2.

Dromintee GFC A v Ann's Army

Trainors Bar v 3 Steps B

Glenn GFC V Sheepbridge Inn

O'Hanlons W/Cross v Forkhill GFC A

Ballyholland Harps v Bellinis

Bye- Cornamucklagh House

Division 3.

Seasiders INF A v Slieve Gherkin

Howes Bar Omeath v Magees Bar

Port Bar v Armaghdown Bar

Shane O'Neills GFC V Boyds Bar

Doyles Camlough v Cavern Bar

Bye- Trainors Newry

Division 4.

Bears v Seasiders INF C

Charleys Angels v Dromintee GFC B

Armaghdown Ladies v Trainors Heroes

Indo B v Pheonix Bar *To be played in Newry INF*

Forkhill GFC B v Maddens Bar B

Nan Rices v Dans Bar