Post Date : Mon 20 Nov 2017 10:30 AM


A disappointing performance from our U21 amalgamation of Patrick Rankins saw them lose to a good Mullaghbawn side in the semi-final of the competition in Killeavy on Sunday, 5 – 13 to 0 – 12.
Mullaghbawn opened the scoring with their first attack of the game with a well taken goal but points from Mark McCabe, Eamon McCabe and Damian O’Hagan had the Rankins back on level terms. Two points from the boot of Matthew Girvan put the Rankins ahead but their lead was short-lived as Mullaghbawn soon registered their second goal of the game to put them one in front. Mullaghbawn tagged on a further four points to take five-point advantage with Matthew Girvan replying for the Rankins with a good point. Mullaghbawn restored their five-point lead with their fifth point of the half but two late first-half scores from Matthew Girvan and Mark McCabe saw the Rankins go into the break three points behind, 2 – 5 to 0 – 8.
The sides swapped points in the opening exchanges of the second-half with Mark McCabe pointing a free for the Rankins before another free, this time form Matthew Girvan, saw his side just two in arrears. However, Mullaghbawn then hit a real purple patch and hit two goals and two points in a ten-minute spell which all but sealed their win. Mark McCabe and Ciaran Mackin responded with a point apiece for the Rankins but these proved to be their final scores of the contest as Mullaghbawn went to register a further 1 – 5 without reply to claim a convincing win.
The club would like to thanks all the players and their management team for effort and commitment throughout the U21 campaign.
Senior Ladies Trip to China
In preparation for their upcoming trip to China our senior ladies will continue with their Mandarin lessons in the club on Tuesday night from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. On Tuesday 28th November at 7:30 pm there will be an information evening in the club on the China trip for all players and parents. A representative from the Confucius Institute and UUJ will be attendance. If anyone has specific questions for the evening please contact Peter Lynch or Caoibhe Sloan beforehand to ensure that the answers or information can be provided on the night.
U10 Gaelic football indoor training starts this Wednesday, 22nd November in Cloughreagh Community Centre from 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm. New children are very welcome to come along and join in regardless if they have never played Gaelic football. Beginner skills programme will be provided for new players.
Training for all our U6s continues every Tuesday evening in Bessbrook Community Centre from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Everyone please remember to bring water and £1. All new and current U6s are welcome to come along, starting from 3 years old.
Committee Meeting
All committee members are reminded that Monday nights committee meeting will begin at 8:00 pm.
The club’s Annual General Meeting has been scheduled for Sunday, 10th December at 3:00 pm in the club-house.
Paddy Lynch Memorial Cup Darts Tournament
The annual Paddy Lynch Memorial Cup darts tournament will take place in the club next Sunday 26th November. Entry fee to the tournament is £5.00 with registration beginning at 1:00 pm with the first darts being thrown at 2:00 pm. There is a total of £300.00 prize money on offer with the winner getting £140.00, the runner-up getting £80.00 and the two beaten semi-finalists getting £40.00 each. All entry fees and raffle proceeds are in aid of Children with Diabetes.
Christmas Coffee Morning
The club is hosting a Christmas coffee morning on Sunday 10th December from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Why not come along and enjoy the Christmas festivities with some tasty winter treats – tea, coffee, hot chocolate, mince pies, Christmas treats, cakes and buns – while the children visit Santa.
Happy Birthday
A big 50th birthday to a good friend of the club Anthony Sloan who celebrated with a great party in the club on Friday night.
Last week’s winning lotto numbers were 5, 6, 14 & 18. There were no jackpot winners and 2 x match three winners. The jackpot now stands at a very impressive £7,000 so why not get yourself a ticket…. if you’re not in, you can’t win.
Patrick Rankins U21s prior to their semi-final against Mullaghbawn
Post Date : Mon 20 Nov 2017 10:10 AM

At last Thursday’s meeting of the Council’s Strategy, Policy and Resources committee, Sinn Féin Councillor Barra Ó Muirí praised the work of the Irish language Strategy Cross-party Working Group and proposed a budget to help realise the Strategy.

Explaining that the committee had spent roughly eighteen months deliberating on the most efficient and cost-effective ways to roll out the strategy, Ó Muirí paid tribute to the Councillors and Officials who worked diligently to ensure the best opportunities would be provided for the residents of our District.
The proposal brought before the Committee was to establish two separate funding opportunities:
1) Scéim sparántachta na Gaeilge/ An Irish language Bursary Scheme
2) Scéim Chúnamh Airgeadais/ A Financial Assistance Scheme
The purpose of the Bursary Scheme is “to assist individuals to improve Irish Language skills through providing scholarships or bursaries for accredited Irish language courses, including Gaeltacht colleges, intensive courses and third level courses.” Parents or guardians will be able to apply for scholarships or bursaries for young people to attend Gaeltacht courses, and the scheme will allow applicants to apply for up to 50% of total fees for a course, up to a maximum of £300 in total, Ó Muirí explained.
The Financial Assistance Scheme will have two specific themes: 1) Irish language community renewal and development; and 2) Positively engaging the Irish language.
The first will provide an open call for projects/initiatives that encourage Irish language community capacity building, mentoring and volunteering. The second will be an open call for community engagement projects/ initiatives to build positive relations, address perceptions and promote respect for the Irish language.
Ó Muirí explained to the committee how repeated efforts were made to have Unionist representation on the Working Group, to no avail. He called for mutual respect and understanding for the language, and reiterated the Sinn Féin call for equality for all. “The Irish language has no political persuasion. It is neither green nor orange and the aim of every member of the Council should be to promote equality within our District. I hope these plans are recognised by all as being the intent of this council to provide increased opportunities for all residents of our District, young and old, to access and afford Irish language courses from now on.”
The committee were happy to second Ó Muirí’s proposal with support from almost all Councillors.
Ó Muirí has vowed to continue efforts to engage with the PUL community to highlight that the language belongs to us all.
Having passed the committee stage, the proposal now goes before full Council on Monday 4th December.
Post Date : Fri 17 Nov 2017 10:54 AM


                                    Newry Pool League Individuals 2017/18

                                              FIRST ROUND DRAW

1.        Aidan Griffin (Nifty Fiftys) v Mark Shelvin (St Moninna)

2.        Tommy O’Hanlon (Millvale) v Damien McArdle (Hustlers)

3.        Alan Burke (W/cross)  v Damien Woods (TJs B)

4.        Shane McAllister (Hustlers) v Darren O’Hanlon  (Murphys)

5.        Carlos Dasilva (TJs B) v Raymie Magee (Foresters  A)

6.        Ryan Diamond (Millvale) v Brendan McAllister (Nifty Fiftys)

7.        Colm Shields (Ballyholland) v Cathal McCoy (Hustlers)

8.        Mark Trainor (Trainors Cam)  v Killian McDonnell (Millvale)

9.        Cathal Phelan (W/cross)  v PJ McDaniel (Orchard)

10.      Eddie Heaney (Bears) v Liam Bradley (Trainors Cam)

11.      Paddy Tavey (CWC A)  v Anthony Murphy (Millvale)

12.      Mark Pentony (Nans) v Paul Kelland  (CWC B) 

13.      Charlie Doherty (Trainors Cam)  v Gavin Malone (W/cross)

14.      James O’Hagan (Dans A) v Niall Rice (TJs B)

15.      Gareth McCann (w/cross)  v Darren Devlin (Bosco)

16.      Niall McVerry (Trainors Cam) v Paul Murphy (Bears)

17.      Gerard McGuigan (McGuigans B) v Caolan Lonergan (Glen S/C)

18.      Kris Fletcher (Boyds)  v Shane Phelan (White/cross

19.      Billy Andrews (Armaghdown)  v John Little (CWC B)

20.      Leigh McAlinden (Nans) v Paddy Clarke (CWC A)

21.      Jimmy McVerry (Dans A) v Conor Heaney (TJs B)

22.      Barney Preece (Dans A) v  Paddy McCann (St Moninna)

23.      Emmet Fearon (Hustlers)  v  David Doran (Trainors Cam)

24.      Ciaran O’Neill (Hustlers) v Noel Donaldson (W/Cross)

25.      Robbie White (Ballyholland) v Micky Cunningham (Hustlers)

26.      Tommy Mooney (Trainors Cam)  v  Vincent McAllister (Nifty Fiftys)

27.      Barry Murphy (Hustlers) v Henry McLoughlin (McSwiggans)

28.      Sheila Johnston  (Murphys)  v  Chris McKeown (Foresters)

29.      Kieran McMahon (CWC A)  v  Pat Quinn (Murphys )

30.      Damon Murphy  (Cavern) v  Mike Nugent (Trainors Cam)

31.      Seamus McGeoghegan  (CWC A)  v Niall Connolly (Dans A)

32.      Noel Bradley (Trainors Cam)  v Damien Kearney (Hustlers)

33.      Andrew Chan (Nans) v Bernie Magee (CWC A)

34.      Michael Feenan  v Paul McAreavey (McGuigans B)

35.      Philip Murphy (Hustlers) v Mickey Green  (Dans A)

36.      Diarmuid Lonergan (Sheepbridge) v Michael Taggart (St Moninna)

37.      Declan Finnegan (Trainors Cam)  v Jim McMahon (Ballyholland)

38.      Charlie Broughton (Orchard)  v Billy O’Neill (Hustlers)

39.      Harvey Lavelle (CWC A)  v  Paul Taylor (TJs B)

40.      Marty O’Callaghan (W/cross)  v  Malachy Maguire (Nans)

41.      Seamus Keenan (Bears) v Ralph Crummy  (Bears)

 42.     Stephen Rooney (CWC A)  v Ryan O’Hare (Dans A)

43.      Andrew Connolly (McSwiggans)  v Mark Fleming (Nifty Fiftys)

44.      Tomas Magennis (St Moninna) v Robbie Loughran (Nifty Fiftys)

45.      Shane Mc Verry (Armaghdown )  v Damien Flanagan (McGuigans B)

46.      Mark Maguire (Nans) v Giby Vettiancal (Ballyholland)

47.      Gerard Harte (Armaghdown)  v Kevin Magee (Hustlers)

48.      Luke Phelan (Trainors Cam)  v Stephen Teggart (CWC A)

49.      Pat Brady (CWC A)  v Liam Turley (Glen S/C)

50.      Neil Heaney (Bears) v Sean Monaghan (McGuigans B)

51.      John McMurray (TJs B) v Gerard Bagnall  (Glen S/C)

52.      Cailim McParland (CWC B) v Jamie Flecther (Boyds)

53.      Mary Cunningham (Hustlers)  v Josh McKeown (Foresters)

54.      Gary Cowan (TJs B) v Conor McQuaid (St Moninna)

55.      Mathew Cregan (Cavern) v Decky McConville (CWC A)

56.      Brian O’Neill (W/cross)  v  Kevin Crilly (Murphys) 

57.      Damien McAteer (TJs B) v  Axel Foley (Armaghdown)

58.      Paddy O’Callaghan (Dans A) v  Declan Brady (St Moninna)

59.      Tony McElroy (Dans A) v  Benny Hoey  (Millvale) 

60.      John Hogan (McGuigans B) v Martin Reavey (Cavern)

61.      Richard Flecther (Boyds)  v Collie McCann (Millvale)

62.      Marty Conroy (McGuigans B) v Brendan McVerry (Windmill)

63.      Ronan O’Reilly (Nans) v Mervyn Kernaghan  (Orchard)

64.      Kieran Loughran (Foresters)   v Seamus McVerry (Dans A)



Post Date : Fri 17 Nov 2017 10:14 AM
16th November 2017, Joan Mackle passed away, beloved wife of the late Jimmy and dearly loved mother of Cecelia, Teresa, Noel and Kieran. R.I.P.
Joan's remains will be removed from Quinn Bros. Funeral Home, 138 Obins Street Portadown, BT62 1BP Friday at 3:00 pm, to her late residence 43 Tamnaghmore Road Tandragee BT62 2LS.
Funeral on Sunday from her late residence at 12:30 pm to The Church of the Immaculate Conception, Mullavilly for requiem mass at 1:00 pm.
Interment afterwards in adjoining cemetery.
Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on her soul.
Deeply regretted by her loving daughters, sons and family circle.

Family flowers only, donations if desired to Southern Area Hospice, C/O the family. 

Post Date : Fri 17 Nov 2017 09:57 AM

16th November 2017, Doris Hilda Grattan passed away suddenly at hospital, late of 43 Carrick Road, Loughbrickland. 

Doris Hilda, dearly loved wife of the late William John, Dear mother of Alan, Hilda, Emily & the late Ivan. Mother in-law of Leonard, a dear Grandmother & Great Grandmother. 
Funeral Service on Saturday at 2 pm in Donaghmore Parish Church, followed by committal in Aghaderg Parish Churchyard. 
Family Flowers only please, Donations if desired for Donaghmore Parish Church, C/O Robert J. Bready, Funeral Director, 22 Newry Road, Rathfriland, BT34 5AL. 
Will be Lovingly Remembered & Sadly Missed by the Entire Family Circle. 
‘Peace Perfect Peace’
Post Date : Fri 17 Nov 2017 09:55 AM

15th November 2017, John Edmund Magill passed away suddenly at his home, 52 Rathfriland Road, Hilltown. John Edmund, dearly loved father of Kenneth, Ciaran, Damien & the late Paul. 

House Private. 
Funeral Service on Sunday at 2 pm in Hilltown Presbyterian Church followed by interment in Massforth Cemetery, Kilkeel (Arrive Approx. 3:45 pm). 
Family Flowers only please, Donations if desired for Chest, Heart & Stroke. C/O Robert J. Bready, Funeral Director, 22 Newry Road, Rathfriland, BT34 5AL. 
Will be Lovingly Remembered & Sadly Missed by the Entire Family Circle. 
‘Rest in Peace’
Post Date : Fri 17 Nov 2017 09:53 AM

16th November 2017, Fredrick Richard (Fred) McDowell passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. Fredrick Richard (Fred), dearly loved husband of Moira and darling father of Mervyn, Grace, Faith and the late Sharon, twins Leanne and Joanne, 5 Bog Road, Rathfriland.

Funeral Service on Saturday at 2 pm in 1st Rathfriland Presbyterian Church followed by burial in adjoining Churchyard.
House private.
Family flowers only. Donations in lieu, if desired, to J.G. Bullick Funeral Directors, 71 Newry Street, Rathfriland for Renal Unit Daisy Hill Hospital.
Very deeply regretted by his sorrowing wife, daughters, son, daughter-in-law Jayne, sons-in-law Samuel and Richard, partner Paul and grandchildren.
"With Christ which is far better."
Post Date : Fri 17 Nov 2017 09:50 AM

15th November 2017, John Martin passed away peacefully at his home, 6, Halfway Road, Banbridge. Dearly loved only son of the late David and Ellie Martin, much loved father of Phillip, dear father-in-law of Tracy and much-loved grandfather of Kyle, Ross and Steven. 

Funeral Service will be held in Magherally Presbyterian Church on Saturday at 12 noon followed by interment in the adjoining Burying Ground. 
No flowers please. Donations in lieu if desired may be sent to John Gamble Funeral Directors 7, Meeting Street, Dromore BT25 1AQ for Marie Curie Nurses. 
Lovingly remembered by his sorrowing family and the entire family circle.
Post Date : Thu 16 Nov 2017 10:31 AM
15th November 2017, Margaret Johnston passed away peacefully at her home  16 Newry Road, Armagh. Margaret, beloved wife of the late Winston, dear mother of Lenore, David, Wayne, Clifford, Janine and Ryan.
Funeral service in St Marks Parish Church on Friday 17th November at 2 pm followed by interment in Ballynahone Cemetery.
House private.
Family flowers only please donations in lieu if desired for Marie Curie, c/o K G Cheevers and Son, Funeral Directors, 28 Dobbin Street, Armagh, BT61 7QQ.

Lovingly remembered by her sorrowing family and the entire family circle. 

Post Date : Thu 16 Nov 2017 10:28 AM
14th November 2017, John Cross passed away suddenly at his residence. John, beloved son of the late Charles and Catherine Cross and beloved brother of the late Josephine, Charles, Thomas, William, Fred, Gerard, Peter and May. 144 Navan Fort Road, Armagh. RIP. 
House private. 
Enquiries to Trevor McCoy, Funeral Undertaker, 77 Main Street, Killylea. Tel: 028 3756 8278. 
Funeral service on Thursday at 2 pm in Cheevers' Funeral Home, 58a Hamiltonsbawn Road, Armagh followed by burial in Ballynahone Cemetery. 
Family flowers only please. 
Deeply regretted by all the family circle. 

'At Rest'.