Post Date : Fri 13 Jan 2017 09:33 AM

12th January 2017, Daphne passed peacefully, dearly loved daughter of the late Jock and Elizabeth Ritchie, dear sister of the late Stuart (Buster), Reggie, Norman, Valerie and Zillah and much loved aunt. 

Funeral Service in Charles Rourke & Sons’ Funeral Church, 51 Church Street, Downpatrick BT30 6EH on Monday 16th January 2017 at 2.00pm, burial afterwards in Downpatrick Presbyterian Churchyard. 
‘The Lord’s my shepherd.’
Post Date : Fri 13 Jan 2017 09:25 AM

Sinn Féin MLA Pat Sheehan has condemned the shooting of a man and woman in the Turf Lodge area of west Belfast. 


Mr Sheehan said; 


"The shooting of a man and woman in their 50s at a house in Norglen Parade in Turf Lodge was wrong and I condemn it. 


"There can be absolutely no justification for these type of actions. 


"Whoever is responsible needs to stop these barbaric attacks immediately. 


"I would call on anyone with information on this attack to bring it forward to the PSNI." 

Post Date : Thu 12 Jan 2017 11:29 AM

Sinn Féin MLA Barry McElduff said Communities Minister Paul Givan has moved as a result of public outrage to reverse a disgraceful decision to remove the Líofa bursaries. 

Barry McElduff said: 

“The decision to cut the Líofa bursary of £50k for disadvantaged children was disgraceful. 

“While this reversal is welcome, it is a decision that should never have been taken. 

The DUP has demonstrated contempt for the Irish Language and that must change.  

“The rights of the Irish Language speakers need to be recognised and respected.” 

Post Date : Thu 12 Jan 2017 10:49 AM

Newry Dart League.

Sponsored by The CLARA Aporthotel Bulgaria.

Results for Friday 6th Jan 2017.

Premier Division.

Cloughmor Inn 6 v Lumpers Bar A 2

Trainors A 6 v Magees A 2

3 Steps A 5 v Gormans Bar M/Bridge 3

Ballyholland INF 2 v Gap of the North 6

First & Last W/Point 4 v The Wanderers 4

Bye- Indo A

Division 1.

Maddens Bar A 4 v Quinns Camlough 4

Lumpers Bar B 3 v Carrickcruppen GFC 5

Seasiders INF B 4 v Railway Bar 4

Killeavy GAC 8 v Bosco 0

AOH Newry 6 v Windmill Bar 2

Bye- CWC

Division 2.

Trainors Bar 3 v O'Hanlons W/Cross 5

Dromintee GFC A 4 v Bellinis 4

Glenn GFC 5 v Forkhill GFC A 3

Sheepbridge Inn 6 v Ballyholland Harps 2

Cornamucklagh House 4 v Ann's Army 4

Bye- 3 Steps B

Re-arranged Game:

O'Hanlons W/Cross 5 v Dromintee GFC A 3

Division 3.

Trainors Newry 8 v Seasiders INF A 0

Doyles Camlough 6 v Boyds Bar 2

Cavern Bar 4 v Armaghdown Bar 4

Port Bar 6 v Howes Bar Omeath 2

Magees Bar 7 v Shane O'Neills GFC 1

Bye- Slieve Gherkin

Division 4.

Forkhill GFC B 6 v Trainors Heroes 2

Nan Rices 5 v Charleys Angels 3

Seasiders INF C 5 v Dromintee GFC B 3

Armaghdown Ladies 5 v Indo B 3

Phoenix Bar 4 v Dans Bar 4

Bears 4 v Maddens Bar B 4

Newry Dart league has been notified that the Seasiders INF A are withdrawing from Division 3 of the Newry Dart League with immediate effect as they are finding it hard to get players to turn up.. All teams that were to play Seasiders INF A will now be awarded a 8-0 win & 2Pts.. We hope to see the Seasiders INF A back in the Newry Dart League next season....

Post Date : Wed 11 Jan 2017 02:59 PM

Philomena Doran, 10th January 2017, passed peacefully at Collegeland Nursing Home. Mena beloved wife of the late Daniel (Danny), Mullanstown Park Loving mother of Liam, Brenda, Mercella, Paddy, Tony and Gerard.

Funeral on Friday from her daughter Marcella McGeowns home 9 Rock Vale, Rock Road to St Malachy's Church for 11.00 am Mass, burial afterwards in St Patrick's Cemetery.
Very deeply regretted by her sorrowing daughters, sons, grandchildren, great grandchildren,Great great granchild, sisters, Bernie, Angela, sons in law, daughters in law, nephews, nieces family circle and friends. 
You deserve to rest now we all love you. Mothers like you are precious and few. Mothers hold their children hands for a little while but their hearts for lifetime. 
All further enquires to J.J. McArdle & Sons 37 Thomas St, Armagh. Tel: 028 3752 2480
Post Date : Wed 11 Jan 2017 02:55 PM

Marie Vallely, January 10, 2017, passed peacefully at Craigavon Area Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Marie, beloved wife of Frankie and loving mother to Anthony, Aishling (Knipe), Lorraine (O'Neill) and sister of the late Patsy and Jim and mother-in-law of the late Ann R.I.P. 36 Glen Macha. 

Marie will repose at her late home until her removal on Thursday at 9.15am for 10.00am Requiem Mass in St Patrick's Cathedral, burial afterwards in St Patrick's Cemetery. 
Our Lady of Lourdes pray for her. 
Very deeply regretted by her sorrowing husband, son, daughters, son-in-law Brendan, grandchildren Mark, Lauren, Brogan and Eve, brothers John and Francie, sister Eileen Sponzo (USA), nephews, nieces and entire family circle. 
All enquiries to Martin Kelly, 10A Moore Island Road, Armagh BT61 8LX (028 3751 0600).
Post Date : Wed 11 Jan 2017 02:52 PM

Michael o’Hanlon passed peacefully 11th January 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of Lilian and devoted father of Michael, Sharon, Lorraine and Terry. 

His remains will leave his late residence 3 Elmfield Drive, Warrenpoint, on Friday at 10am for 10.30am Requiem Mass in St. Peter’s Church, burial afterwards in Warrenpoint cemetery. 

Our Lady Queen of The Most Holy Rosary pray for him. 

Deeply regretted and sadly missed by his wife, sons, daughters, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, his brother Jim, sisters Pat, Marie, Bernadette, Ann and Rosaleen, brothers-in-law, sisters in-law, nieces, nephews and entire family circle.

Post Date : Wed 11 Jan 2017 12:41 PM

Sinn Féin MLA Michelle O’Neill told the British Secretary of State today that he should call an election on Monday and allow the people to have their say on the Renewable Heat Incentive  (RHI) scandal and the crisis in the political institutions. 

Michelle O’Neill said:

“A Sinn Féin delegation met with the British Secretary of State James Brokenshire today. 

“We made it clear that we would not be re-nominating for the post of Deputy First Minister and told him he should call an election at the earliest possible opportunity. 

“We told him that suspension of the institutions is not an option. 

“We told him that there would be no return to the status quo and no return to direct rule. 

“The crisis of confidence in the institutions has gone way beyond the RHI scandal. 

“The equality, mutual respect and all-Ireland approaches enshrined in the Good Friday Agreement have never been fully embraced by the DUP.   

“The DUP cannot be allowed to block equality for women, the LGBT community, ethnic minorities, the Irish language community and Irish identity.  

“The Irish and British governments are responsible for equality and parity of esteem. They need to fulfill their obligations. 

“The people must be allowed to have their say.”

Post Date : Wed 11 Jan 2017 10:10 AM

Patsy McAvoy R.I.P. (Legmoylin, Silverbridge) January 10, 2017 passed peacefully at the Glencarron Nursing Home with his family by his side. Loving husband of Maura, cherished father of Arthur, Patricia and James, dear son of the late Arthur and Mary and brother of Jim. 

Reposing at his home 24 Legmoylin Road, Silverbridge. Funeral on Thursday January 12th leaving at 10.15am to St Patrick's Church, Crossmaglen, arriving for 11.00am Requiem Mass. Burial afterwards in the adjoining Cemetery. 
Mary Queen of the Gael pray for him. 
Deeply regretted by his sorrowing wife, sons, daughter, daughter-in-law Rachel, grandchildren Niamh and Oran, brother, sister-in-law Nell, nephews, nieces and entire family circle. 
Enquiries to McConville Funeral Directors, Crossmaglen 028 3086 1212.
Post Date : Wed 11 Jan 2017 10:07 AM

Eileen Woodroffe passed away January 8th, 2017, aged 92 years. Funeral Service in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Newcastle on Thursday, January 12th at 10.00 a.m. 

Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu of flowers to The Guide Dogs for the Blind (please make cheques payable to McClure’s Charity Account) c/o McClure’s Funeral Service, 17 Dundrum Road, Newcastle, BT33 0BG. 
Deeply missed by children Peter, Rosemary, Christopher and families. 
Absent from us, present with the Lord.