Margaret Skillen, January 6, 2017, passed peacefully at hospital. Late of St Bronagh’s Court, Rostrevor. Dearly loved daughter of John and Jean Skillen and much loved sister of Richard.
Elizabeth Casey died 9th January 2017, suddenly at home. Beloved wife of the late Oliver R.I.P. and devoted mother of Tim, Janine, Martin, Gerald, Neil and Mathieu.
Gabrielle Harper R.I.P. died January 7th, 2017, beloved wife of the late Emmett and mother of John, Kate, Paul, Anne, Brian, Niall and Rachael.
Martin McGuinness announces resignation as deputy First Minister
Sinn Féin MLA Martin McGuinness has announced that he is resigning as deputy First Minister in protest at the DUP's failure to accept the principles of power sharing and parity of esteem and their handling of the RHI crisis.
Mr McGuinness said;
"Over the last ten years I have worked with DUP leaders and reached out to unionists on the basis of equality, respect and reconciliation.
"Over this period the actions of the British government and the DUP have undermined the institutions and eroded public confidence
"Sinn Féin will not tolerate the arrogance of Arlene Foster and the DUP.
"Sinn Féin wants equality and respect for all.
"That is what this process must be about.
"Today I tendered my resignation.
"Today is the right time to call a halt to the DUP’s arrogance.
"There will be no return to the status quo.”
Newry Pool League 2016/17
League Fixtures for Thurs 12/01/2017
Hustlers v McGuigans A
Carrickcruppen v Orchard Bar
Killeavy v CWC A
Whitecross v Bears
TJs A v TJs Tigers
Bye - Sheepbridge
McGuigans B v Bosco
Windmill v Granvue Hotel
Trainors Camlough v Indo A
Johnny Murphys v TJs B
Ballyholland Harps v Dans Bar
Bye - Nans
Sheepbridge B v Millvale
CWC B v Cavernv
TJs C v Trainors Canal St
Indo B v St Moninna
Foresters v Armaghdown
Maddens v Boyds
The club’s AGM took place in the club on Sunday afternoon with a decent number of people in attendance.
Outgoing chairman Mick Mackin, secretary Peter McKeown and treasurer Louis Doyle all gave very comprehensive reports for 2016 before Gerry Barry oversaw the election of the new officers for 2017:
Chairperson: Mick Mackin
Vice-Chairperson: Gareth McLoughlin
Secretary: Paul O’Neill
Asst Secretary: Peter McKeown
Treasurer: Lynda Griffin
Asst Treasurer: Terence Feehan
PRO: Brendy Osborne
Cairde Officers: Brendy Osborne & Terence Feehan
Development Officer/Club Maith Officer: Peter McKeown
Coaching/Games/Youth Officers: Mick Mackin & Peter Lynch
Irish Officer: Micheál Brady
Health & Wellbeing Officer: Paul O’Neill
Registrars: David Muckian, Louis Doyle, Gareth McLoughlin & Yasmin Mackin
Fundraising Officer: Mick Mackin
Co Board Delegate: Gerry Barry
Minor Board Delegate: Brendy Osborne
Ladies Board Delegates: Paul McMenamin & Paul Watters
Lotto Officers: Mick Mackin, Joe Brady, Ann Loughran, Josie McGivern & Ann McGlade
Premises/Social Club/Bar Managers: Paul O’Neill & Eoghan Jones
Grounds Maintenance: Kevin Barry & Gareth McLoughlin
Gate Persons: Oliver Doran, Barney Osborne & Kevin Barry
The first youth meeting of the year will take place tomorrow night in the club tomorrow night, Monday 9th January at 8.00pm. All underage managers for the 2017 season are asked to attend.
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
U18s: £15.00 for first player in a family, £10.00 for every other player
All membership must be paid before 31st March 2017.
Meabh O’Neill’s Camogie
Training for all camogs begins again this coming Tuesday evening, 10th January 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.
Last week’s winning lotto numbers were: 1, 4, 11 & 17. There were no jackpot winners and 2 x match three winners. The jackpot now stands at £4800.
Police are appealing for information following the report of a burglary at residential premises in the Rathview Park area of Crossmaglen, yesterday, Friday, 6 January.
Sometime between 3.10pm and 5.45pm the house was broken into and the house ransacked.
It is unclear at this time if anything has been stolen.
Constable Jason McMullen would appeal to anyone who may have noticed any suspicious activity in the area to contact police at Crossmaglen on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 960 06/01/17. 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.
The Southern Trust Fit 4 U Project recently co-ordinated an Archery Competition for people with physical/sensory disabilities from across the Trust area.
The event was organised in partnership with Sport NI funded, Everybody Active Coaches from Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council.
People with disabilities from across Armagh, Dungannon, Craigavon, Banbridge, Newry and Mourne participated in a competition at Banbridge Leisure Centre on December 8 2016.
Following several rounds of competition, the results were:
Group 1: 1st place Eric Flowers, 2nd place John McKenna, 3rd place David Wylie
Group 2: 1st place Beverley Jory, 2nd place Michelle Keenan, 3rd place Catherine Kowalska
Group 3: 1st place Joanne Thompson, 2nd place David Magee, 3rd place Ann Chesney
Highest Individual Score: Jacqueline Gee
The event was attended by the Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, Garath Keating, who presented the awards at the competition.
Rhonda Richardson, Fit 4 U Co-ordinator said:
“There are many health benefits to be gained from participation in the sport of archery; it promotes co-ordination, concentration and provides an opportunity for achievement and fun with other people.”
Joanne Thompson, prize winner said:
“I was delighted to participate in the archery competition; I was very pleased with my scoring and to be the winner of my group. I am amazed how well I did in the competition and the coach was so good. It was very exciting and thank you to everyone involved. Archery is a sport that can be played by everyone and it was really good to see people with different disabilities taking part.”
Matthew McNicholl, Everybody Active Archery Coach added:
“It was great to see such a good turnout for the competition and some really competitive scoring. Well done to all the participants who took part, some of whom had only taken up archery in the last month. I would also like to thank Ballyvalley Archery Club for the use of their equipment and assistance in organising the event."
The Fit 4 U Project is funded by the Public Health Agency and led by the Southern Health and Social Care Trust in partnership with other organisations. It aims to empower people with physical/sensory disabilities to improve their health through participation in a range of physical activity and leisure opportunities.
If you would like to find out more about the Fit 4 U Project and other activities available, please contact Rhonda Richardson, Fit 4 U Co-ordinator, Tel. 028 3741 2129 or email email@example.com.