Post Date : Fri 21 Oct 2016 07:20 PM

Newry Pool League

Cunningham Cup

 Results  Thurs 20th Oct  2016/17

1.Whitecross  v TJs Tigers  (4-5)

2.Windmill Bar v Carrickcruppen (1-8)

3. Millvale  v  CWC B  (4-5)

4.Dans Bar v Trainors Camlough  (6-3)

5.Granvue Hotel  v  Hustlers  (3-6)

6.McGuigans A v TJs B  (9-0)

7.St Monnina v McGuigans B  (8-1)

8.Nan Rices v Ballyholland Harps  (7-2)

9.Indo A  v  Bears  (4-5)

10.Orchard Bar v Bosco  (8-1)

11. TJ’s C   v Trainors Canal St (3-6)

12.Sheepbridge B v Cavern

13.CWC A v Killeavy  (8-1)

14.Maddens v Boyds (3-6)

15.Johnny Murphys  v  Foresters  (2-7)

16.Tjs A   v   Sheepbridge A  (7-2)


Post Date : Fri 21 Oct 2016 08:22 AM

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust recently hosted a conference to promote improved quality and safety throughout its services. 

Around 300 staff, patients and clients from across the area took part in the event to share best practice across a range of hospital and community services, focussing on improving the patient experience, safety and care and systems and processes.  There was a combination of clinical and service user presentations and 60 poster presentations.  

A number of Health and Social Care Professionals spoke at the event covering a wide range of topics - including a presentation from Carmel McGrath, Day Services Manager, who offered a presentation on a new transition programme called ‘My Day, My Way’ which supports community based day opportunities.  

Opening the event, Trust Chairperson Roberta Brownlee said:

“In the Southern Trust we are committed to providing safe, high quality care with compassion and our staff are dedicated to continually improving their services to ensure that patients and clients are always receiving the best possible care that we can offer. 

“Even though we are under increasing demands for our services, it is really important to make time like this   to share best practice so that we are continually improving what we do. We are delighted to have been able to showcase some of the excellent examples of quality improvement from across the very wide range of services we provide, so that our different programmes of care can learn from each other.  

“It is particularly important to hear from staff about what works well and where they can see room for improvement and of course we greatly value the views of our patients and clients who have so honestly shared their experiences with us which is vital for all continuous improvement.”  

To find out more about Quality Improvement contact Jacqueline Morton, Head of Continuous Improvement on Tel: 028 3861 4157 or email:  

Post Date : Thu 20 Oct 2016 08:56 AM

KEENAN, The death has occurred of Sheila Keenan, 105 Castleblayney Road, Carnagh, Keady, Co. Armagh, Wednesday October 19th peacefully at Craigavon Area Hospital. Pre-deceased by her husband Pat. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by her loving family, daughters Mairead (Connolly), Colleen (Murphy), Noeleen (Lappin) and son Patrick, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, cousins Thomas, James and Susan, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. 

May her gentle soul rest in eternal peace. 

Reposing at her residence from 10.00am on Thursday until removal on Saturday morning at 10.30am to arrive at St Mochua's Church, Derrynoose for Funeral Mass at 11.00am followed by burial in adjoining cemetery.

Post Date : Thu 20 Oct 2016 08:54 AM

Nugent Barry RIP 17th October 2016 suddenly.

Beloved son of Betty and the late Brendan RIP and brother of Paul.

Funeral arrangements later.

On his soul sweet Jesus have mercy

Post Date : Thu 20 Oct 2016 08:52 AM

GALLAGHER  Mary R.I.P. (Apartment 8, The Links, Dundrum Road, Newcastle) died October 18, 2016 peacefully at Nazareth Care Village, Belfast. Dearly beloved sister of the late Sheila O'Farrelly and loving aunt of Kevin. 

Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on her soul. 

Funeral Mass on Tuesday October 25, 2016 at 10.00am in The Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, Newcastle. Followed by cremation at Roselawn at 1.00pm.

Post Date : Thu 20 Oct 2016 08:49 AM

KELLY Lena (Nee Young), 19th October 2016, beloved wife of the late Joe, and loving mother of Angela, Pat, Loretta, Francis, Denis and Adrian.

Her remains will be removed from Daisy Hill Hospital to her late residence 7 Cahill Place Kilkeel, at 4pm. on Thursday (20th). Removal to St. Colman's Church, Massforth on Saturday (22nd) at 11.45 am for 12noon Requiem Mass. Burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery.

Deeply regretted by her sorrowing sons, daughters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, son-in-law daughters-in-law and entire family circle.

St. Martin de Porres Pray for her

Post Date : Thu 20 Oct 2016 08:42 AM

 Sinn Féin MLA Caoimhe Archibald said she is shocked and saddened at the death of a woman on a farm near Garvagh last night.

The East Derry MLA said: 

“I am shocked and saddened at the death of a local woman on a farm in Garvagh last night. 

“My thoughts and prayers are with the woman’s family and friends in the wake of her tragic death. 

“This latest fatality on a local farm is an awful reminder of the risks faced by our farming community in their daily routine and the HSE has a responsibility to carry out a thorough investigation of this tragedy.”

Post Date : Thu 20 Oct 2016 08:29 AM

 Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has called on the European Union to do more to assist the Basque peace process. 

Speaking at an event at the European Parliament in Brussels organised by the Basque Friendship Group, Ms Anderson said; 

"Ten years ago in October 2006 a declaration of support for the Basque resolution process was adopted by the European Parliament. 

"It called upon the European institutions to support the Basque peace process and play an active role in its resolution. 

"Ten years on that resolution remains in place. However, the EU has not done as much as it could to advance the peace process in line with the declaration passed by the parliament. 

"The Basque conflict is the last of its kind in the EU and there is an onus on the European institutions to play a role in helping to resolve it."  

Post Date : Thu 20 Oct 2016 08:21 AM

Sinn Féin MLA Michelle O’Neill officially opened the new £4million MRI Unit at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children today.

The Health Minister said:

“As Minister for Health, I am strongly committed to protecting and improving the quality and safety of health and social care services.

“This MRI scanner has been a long time in planning and I am delighted to see it is now up and running.

“Since the scanner became fully operational earlier this year 1,448 children have been scanned, roughly 30 children per week, which will ease the pressure on the Royal’s scanners.

“Waiting lists for paediatric MRI have also been greatly reduced since it became operational.”

Ms O’Neill continued:

“I would like to thank all those who have helped to raise the funds that have enabled this MRI scanner to be installed in the children’s hospital. 

“I am aware that the fund raising campaign took place over a number of years. This is a really good example of how our communities, the third sector and our health service can all work together to achieve better outcomes for our people, especially children.

“We must continue to make the health and well-being of people here better. We need to work together to deliver the best possible health outcomes for the people we serve and to tackle the inequalities which exist.”  

Post Date : Wed 19 Oct 2016 12:02 PM

Sinn Féin MLA Carál Ní Chuilín has welcomed news that a statue of Irish rock legend Rory Gallagher has received planning permission.

Ms Ní Chuilín said:

“I welcome the fact that Belfast City Council's planning committee has approved the proposal.

“Like many I am a fan of Rory Gallagher, he is a legendary guitarist who continues to influence many in the music industry.

“I think it is fitting that a statue honouring Rory Gallagher be erected at Belfast's Ulster Hall given that he played there regularly throughout his career.”