Post Date : Mon 16 Jan 2017 10:19 AM

14th January 2017, Eleanor Cuthbert passed away peacefully at Daisy Hill Hospital. Beloved wife of Roy and much loved mother of Mark, Geoffrey, Eileen and Carol. 

Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on her soul. 
Her remains will leave her home 27 Ashvale Drive on Tuesday at 11:45 am for 12:00 noon funeral Mass in st. Patrick's Church. Interment afterwards in St. Patrick's cemetery. 
Deeply regretted by her sorrowing husband, sons, daughters, grandchildren, great grandchildren, brothers, sisters, sons in law, daughters in law, aunt Rose, brothers in law, sisters in law, nephews, nieces, family circle and friends. 
House Private.
Post Date : Mon 16 Jan 2017 10:14 AM
15th January 2017, Mary Ruddle passed away peacefully at Daisy Hill Hospital Newry. Late of Drinnahilly Park Newcastle and formerly Wine Street Sligo, predeceased by her beloved husband, Cecil, much loved mother to daughters Orla and Sharon and sons Mark, John, Paul, Karl and Eric, devoted grandmother. RIP. 
Reposing at her daughter Orla's residence at 55 Slievenamaddy Avenue, Newcastle. Leaving at 9:15am Tuesday 17th January for Our Lady of the Assumption Church Newcastle for 10am Requiem Mass. Burial afterwards in St. Patrick's Cemetery Bryansford. 
Deeply regretted by sons, daughters and entire family circle. 

On her soul sweet Jesus have mercy. 

Post Date : Mon 16 Jan 2017 10:11 AM
14th January 2017, Alfred Canning passed away at Craigavon Area Hospital. Late of 3 Milford Terrace, Banbridge, dear Brother of Maureen, Joan & Roberta.
Funeral Service on Monday at 2pm in Banbridge Methodist Church, Followed by interment in Banbridge New Cemetery.
Family Flowers only Please.

'Lovingly Remembered' 

Post Date : Mon 16 Jan 2017 09:51 AM

Gaelic Life All-Star Awards

Last Friday night saw three members of our 2016 senior ladies team - Shauna Grey, Aimee Mackin and Aoife McCoy -  being presented with Gaelic Life All-Star awards at a star studded event in the Hillgrove Hotel in Monaghan. As well as picking up her All-Star Aimee Mackin was also named the Ladies Footballer of the Year.

Senior Men

With David Muckian still at the helm and Kelly O’Rourke joining the back-room team our senior men begin their pre-season training next Sunday morning, 22nd January. Last Monday night our senior men were drawn against Derrynoose in the first round of the intermediate championship.

Minor Boys

A meeting for all players eligible to minor boys’ football in 2017 will take place in club this Tuesday night, 17th January at 7.30pm SHARP to discuss plans for the year ahead. Club membership for U18s is £15.00 so please bring it along as well.

U16 Girls

Circuit training for our U16 girls will start on Tuesday, 31st Jan from 6.30pm to 7.45pm in Bessbrook Community Centre.

U10 Training 

Training for our U10 footballers starts next Sunday morning,22nd January at 11.00am at the field. 


Training for our U6 footballers continues this Wednesday evening at 6.00pm in Bessbrook Community Community Centre and all new boys and girls are welcome to attend.

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.


Shane O Neill’s ladies are currently launching our latest Gaelic4Girls Programme.

G4G, as it's known, is for girls aged between 8 and 13 who would like to begin playing girl's football. 
It doesn't matter if someone has never played before or only has a limited experience, as everyone who comes to G4G will be starting at the same point, learning the basic skills and more importantly making new friends and potential team mates, in a fun, friendly and safe environment. 

The G4G programme begins next Saturday January 21st at 11.00am to 12.15pm in Shane O Neill’s and continues for 8 sessions. The cost is £10 per player with every player receiving a specially designed Shanes G4G training top and certificate on completion. 

Water/juice/fruit and snacks are also provided after each session. 

Most girls who have never played yet would probably not yet own football boots, so to allay the costs of new boots we will be able to supply boots in a range of sizes on day 1, along with a suitable football jersey. 
Our senior ladies team management and players will be coaching and mentoring the group for the 8 sessions. 
Visits to local schools in the Camlough, Bessbrook, Belleek and Whitecross areas took place over the past week and all girls in the age group will have the necessary information home with them.
Gaelic4Girls is a fantastic opportunity for young girls to become involved in such an enjoyable and rewarding sport and we look forward to seeing lots of new and enthusiastic faces on January 21st. 
For any enquiries please contact Peter Lynch 07876453546 or Yasmin Mackin 07929933548. Or alternatively, you can contact us through the club Facebook page. 
Gaelic4Girls has been very successful in the past, attracting many young footballers and we aim to make it another fun and exciting experience for all who attend.

The club would like to thank all the local schools for facilitating our visits over the past week to promote the Gaelic4Girls programme 

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

OAPs: £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.


Congratulations to our ladies’ footballer Jessica Watters, Year 13 St Mary's pupil, who has been selected onto the Ulster Colleges All Star Panel as an Under 20 Gaelic football player for her school – well done Jessica.

Best Wishes

Best wishes to our senior ladies’ manager Peter Lynch who is spending a short time in hospital. Best wishes also to our club and Cairde member Noel McTaggart who is recovering at home following a s short hospital stay.


Last week’s winning lotto numbers were: 10, 15, 27 & 31. There were no jackpot winners and 1 x match three winner. The jackpot now stands at £4850. 

Can you please arrange to include the attached picture with our club notes:

Shauna Grey, Aimee Mackin and Aoife McCoy pictured with their Gaelic Life All-Star awards

Post Date : Mon 16 Jan 2017 09:48 AM

Sinn Féin MLA Caitríona Ruane has said she will not be putting her name forward for selection for the next Assembly election. 

Ms Ruane said;  

"It has been an honour and privilege to represent the people of South Down in the Assembly for the last 14 years.  

"Over the years I have been involved in assisting the growth and development of the peace process to create a better society for all our citizens.  

"During that time I have had the pleasure of serving as Education Minister, abolishing the eleven plus exam, tackling underachievement, improving educational attainment and excellence for all, investing in the Irish medium sector and delivering the largest school building programme in decades. 

"I was also proud to promote equality issues in the Assembly at every opportunity; equality for the LGB&T community, for Irish language speakers and for women. As a lifelong feminist I was honoured to have been selected twice by all parties to chair the Assembly's women's caucus.  

"I was also privileged to serve as Principal Deputy Speaker of the Assembly.  

"I have now decided not to put my name forward for selection for the next Assembly election.  

"Sinn Féin has continued to grow in the South Down constituency, as it has across the island, and I have no doubt that local activists will choose a strong team to go before the electorate and they will have my full and enthusiastic support in any upcoming election, in which I will acting as an election agent.  

"This will be a hugely important election and it is vital that people have the opportunity to call time on the DUP's arrogance and put respect and equality at the heart of the political institutions.  

"I want to thank all of the people of South Down and the party in the area for the support and trust they have shown me over the years and I look forward to the continued growth of Sinn Féin in the area. 

"I also want to thank my family; my husband Brian, children Eimear and Deirdre and my grandchild, Sé, for the love and support they have given me over the years." 

Post Date : Fri 13 Jan 2017 08:27 PM

           Newry Pool League

League Results  for Thurs 12/01/2017


Week 12             

  Prem  Div          

 Hustlers v  McGuigans A  (4-4)

Carrickcruppen v Orchard Bar  (5-3)

Killeavy  v CWC A  (0-8)

Whitecross  v Bears (playing Tues 17th)

TJs A  v TJs Tigers (5-3)

 Bye - Sheepbridge


  Division 1                          

McGuigans B  v Bosco (3-5)  

Windmill  v  (2Pts Awarded)

Trainors Camlough v (2 Pts Awarded)

Johnny Murphys  v TJs B  (3-5)

Ballyholland Harps  v Dans Bar  (7-1) 

Bye - Nans


  Division 2

 Sheepbridge B v Millvale (2-6)

 CWC B v Cavern  (4-4)

 TJs C v Trainors Canal St (2-6)

 Indo B  v St Moninna  (0-8)

 Foresters  v Armaghdown  (4-4)

Post Date : Fri 13 Jan 2017 08:23 PM

                                          NEWRY POOL LEAGUE PAIRS

                                                     FIRST ROUND DRAW

                                 TO BE PLAYED THURS 19TH JANUARY 2017


 Gavin McNally/Matthew Cartmill (TJs Tigers) v Ryan Diamond & Glen McArdle (Millvale)

 Jason Lennon/Niall O’Hare (TJs Tigers) v Jimmy O’Hare & Mark Maguire (Nans Rams)

 Micky Cunningham/Cathal McCoy (Hustlers)  v  Sean Pentony & Brendan Rocks (Indo B)

Mark Pentony/Barney Preece (Nans) v Ritchie Taylor & Nicky Irwin (TJs Tigers)


Margaret Ireland/Aidan Griffin (Indo B) v Chris Cunningham & Calim McParland (CWC B)

 Paddy Heaney/Sean McKevitt (Bears)  v Shane McAllister & Barry Murphy (Hustlers)

Paul Murphy & Seamus Heaney (Bears) v Niall McVerry & Thomas Hughes (CWC A)

Paul Hughes/Barry McAllister (C/Cruppen)  v Kieran McMahon & Martin McClelland (CWC A)


Billy O’Neill & Ciaran O’Neill (Hustlers) v Neil Heaney & Gary Powell (Bears)

Paul Taylor & John McMurray (TJs B) v Martin O’Callaghan & Joseph McTaggart (W/Cross)

David Cromie & PJ McDaniel (Orchard) v Pat McClenaghan & Stephen McSherry (Nans)

James O’Hagan & Seamus Graham (Dans) v Mike Nugent & Leigh McAlinden (Nans)

@TJ’s Table 1

Emmet McParland & Tommy Rooney (CWC B) v Aaron O’Callaghan & Conor Cunningham (Windmill)

Gerard McGuigan & Brendan Healey (McGuigans A) v Cathal Phelan & Shane Phelan (CWC A)

Gavin Malone & Michael Feenan (W/Cross) v Manny Byrne & Tristan Byrne (TJs A)

Sean Markey & Colm Rowntree (Indo B) v Kevin Magee & Bernie Magee (Hustlers)

David Heaney?Owen Smith (Granvue) v Conor Dullaghan/ Shane Feenan (granvue)


David Heaney?Owen Smith (Granvue) v Conor Dullaghan/ Shane Feenan (granvue)

Eugene McDermott & Stevie Noades (TJs A) v Killian McDonnell & Anthony Murphy (Millvale)

Seamus McGeoghegan & Paddy Clarke (CWC) v David Hanna & Adrian Annett (TJs Tigers)

Brendan McCabe & Shane McVerry (Armaghdown) v Pat Hughes & Peter Smith (Indo A)


Paul Bruen & Ivan O’Neill (Granvue) v Peter McCourt & Chris Smith (Granvue)

Philip Murphy & Gavin Murphy (TJs B) v Seamus McVerry & Jimmy McVerry (Dans)

Kieran Cunningham & Barry Kelland (CWC B) v Terry McNally & Brian Campbell (McGuigans A)

Kieran Hanna & Ciaran Hanna (C/Cruppen) v Oran Keenan & Willie Andrews (Armaghdown)


Seamus Tumilty & Gerard Hughes (Dans) v Paul McAreavey & Damien Flanagan (McGuigans A)

Tommy Lavelle & Aaron O’Callaghan (C/Cruppen) v Laurence McAlinden & Jack Courtney (TJs A)

Tommy O’Hanlon & John Magee (McGuigans A) v Chris McCormack & Stevie Quinn (Indo A)

Micky O’Hanlon & James Toner (W/Cross) v Ciaran Larkin & Ryan McElroy (Murphys)


Gerry Foley & John Rodgers (Armaghdown) v Barry Smith & Andrew Mackin (St Moninna)

Mervyn Kernaghan & Brendan Devlin (Orchard) v Pat Brady & Harvey Lavelle (CWC A)

Paul Kelland & Seamus McKeown (CWC A) v Conor McQuaid & Martin White (St Moninna)

 Karl McGuinness/Joe Poucher (Orchard) v Kevin O’Hagan & Niall Connolly (Dans)                          


Post Date : Fri 13 Jan 2017 02:48 PM

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Post Date : Fri 13 Jan 2017 01:43 PM

January 12, 2017, William Harker passed away peacefully at Craigavon Area Hospital. Beloved husband of Mary, 7 Windmill Avenue, Armagh, loving father of Tony, Patrick, Anne, Gerard, Estelle, Shane and David, father-in-law of Karen, Andy, Rosealeen, Joseph, Aurelija and Sally. 

Funeral on Sunday from his home, 7 Windmill Avenue to St Malachy's Church for 10.00am Mass, burial afterwards in St Patrick's Cemetery. 
Very deeply regretted by his sorrowing wife, sons, daughters, grandchildren, great grandchildren, entire family circle and friends. 
All further enquiries to J.J. McArdle & Sons, 37 Thomas Street, Armagh. Tel: 028 3752 2480.