Post Date : Mon 19 Feb 2018 11:05 AM
18th February 2018, Samuel Noel James Ramsey passed away peacefully at Hockley Lodge Private Nursing Home, after a long illness. Samuel Noel James R.I.P., beloved husband of the late Esther, 14 Annacramph Road, Armagh loving father of Stephen and Gail, father-in-law of Ann and Geoffrey, devoted grandfather of Toby and Edie and dear brother of Elaine. 
Funeral service in St. Aidan's Parish Church, Grange on Thursday 22nd February at 2:00 pm followed by interment in the adjoining churchyard. 
Friends welcome to call at the family home from Tuesday. 
Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired for St. Aidan's Parish Church c/o Jackson Stoops & Sons, Funeral Directors, 44 Moy Road, Armagh BT61 8DL 
Lovingly remembered by his loving son, daughter and all the family circle. 

"Peace Perfect Peace" 

Post Date : Mon 19 Feb 2018 11:03 AM
Samuel MONAGHAN Markethill
17th February 2018, Samuel Monaghan passed away peacefully at hospital. Samuel Andrew Bailey R.I.P., beloved husband of the late Dorothy, formerly of Moss Row, Darkley, dear father of Heather, Daphne and Wendy, father-in-law of William and Eric, a devoted grandfather of Andrea, James, Rodney, Julie, Jemma, Judith and Linzi.
Funeral service in Armaghbreague Presbyterian Church on Tuesday 20th February at 2:00 pm followed by interment in the adjoining Churchyard.
Friends welcome at his late home Lisnagat Road, Markethill.
Family flowers only please donations in lieu if desired for Armaghbreague Presbyterian Church Repair Fund c/o K G Cheevers and Son, Funeral Directors, 
28 Dobbin Street, Armagh, BT61 7QQ.
Lovingly remembered by his sorrowing family and the entire family circle.

The Lord is my Shepherd. 

Post Date : Mon 19 Feb 2018 10:59 AM

17th February 2018, Bridget (Bridie) Moore passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Bridget (Bridie) R.I.P. beloved wife of Frank and devoted mother of Martin and Brighdin.

Her remains will leave her late residence, 10 Ballyholland Park, on Tuesday at 9:30 am for 10:00 am Requiem Mass in The Chapel of Ease, Monkshill, burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.
Our Lady Queen of The Most Holy Rosary pray for her. 
Deeply regretted and sadly missed by her husband, son, daughter also Kevin, her grandchildren Anthony and Megan, her brother Francis, sisters Maureen and Ann, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and entire family circle.
Post Date : Mon 19 Feb 2018 10:55 AM
17th February 2018, Martin Hughes passed away in Daisy Hill Hospital surrounded by his loving family and close friends. Martin R.I.P. 3 Fearon’s Terrace, Green Road, beloved husband of the late Julie RIP, devoted father of Nikki, much-loved son of Annie and the late Homer RIP, dearest brother of Paul, Sean and the late Thomas RIP.
Martin’s remains will repose in Mallon’s Funeral Home, The Gatehouse, Mill Rd, Bessbrook on Sunday from 3:10 pm and Monday 3:10 pm. Martin’s remains will leave Mallon’s funeral home on Tuesday morning at 10:15 am via the Green Road for 11 am Requiem Mass in SS Peter and Paul’s Church Bessbrook. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Martin will be deeply missed by his sorrowing daughter, mother, brothers, many friends and the entire family circle.
Our Lady Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, pray for him.
May he rest in peace.

Enquiries to Daniel Mallon Funeral Director, The Gatehouse, Mill Rd, Bessbrook BT35 7DT 07725030068 / 02830838477 

Post Date : Mon 19 Feb 2018 10:48 AM

16th February 2018, Very Rev. Canon Jarlath Cushenan passed away surrounded by family members and friends in The Parochial House Warrenpoint. Jarlath, son of the late Hugh and Catherine Cushenan, Canal Street, Newry and brother of the late Patsy, Desmond, Maureen, Philomena, Colman, Brendan, Una (McNulty), Angela (McElroy). 

Deeply regretted by his sisters Pauline (O'Hanlon), Kathleen (Meehan) and brother-in-law Joe and his many nephews, nieces, great nephews and great nieces. Also, deeply regretted by the Most Rev Bishop John McAreavey, the priests, deacons, religious of the Diocese of Dromore and parishioners of his former parish of Clonduff. 
His remains are reposing in the Parochial House Warrenpoint until 6:00 pm on Sunday. Removal to St John's the Evangelist Church Hilltown. Remains reposing in St John's from after Monday morning Mass 9:15 am until 11:45 am. Requiem Mass at 12:00 noon. Interment afterwards in St Mary's cemetery Newry. 
May he rest in peace.
Post Date : Mon 19 Feb 2018 10:40 AM
16th February 2018, Margaret Dinsmore passed away peacefully at home. Margaret R.I.P. dearly loved wife of Paul and loving mother of Ciara, Declan and Aoibheann, mother-in-law of Paul and grandmother of Darcey 60, Clermont Gardens, Warrenpoint.
May her soul rest in peace.
Her remains will leave her home at 11:30 am on Monday to arrive at St. Peter’s Church, Warrenpoint for 12 noon Requiem Mass. Interment afterwards in Warrenpoint Municipal Cemetery.
Deeply regretted by her loving husband, son, daughters, son-in-law, grandchild, brothers, sisters and family circle.

Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if desired to Macmillan Cancer Care c/o McAnulty Funeral Directors 35, Church Street, Warrenpoint. BT34 3HN 

Post Date : Mon 19 Feb 2018 10:35 AM
16th February 2018, Patrick Murphy passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family. Patrick R.I.P. beloved husband of Betty and devoted father of Cathy, Jason, Paul and the late Andrew R.I.P. 
His remains will leave his late residence, 24 Ashton Heights, on Monday at 11:30 am for 12 noon Requiem Mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Cloughoge, burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery.
Our Lady Queen of The Most Holy Rosary pray for him.

Deeply regretted and sadly missed by his wife, sons, daughter, son-in-law Eamon, daughter-in-law Susan, grandchildren, brother Martin, sisters Ann, Mary and Linda and the entire family circle. 

Post Date : Mon 19 Feb 2018 10:33 AM
15th February 2018, Deirdre Coffey passed away suddenly at her home. Deirdre R.I.P. beloved wife of the late Eugene and much-loved mother of Gary and Elaine.
Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on her soul. 
Her remains will leave her home 35 Dora Avenue on Monday at 11:15 am for 12:00 noon funeral Mass in Sts Patrick & Colman's Cathedral. Interment afterwards in Monkshill cemetery. 

Deeply regretted by her sorrowing son, daughter, son in law, daughter in law, grandchildren, sister, nephews, nieces, family circle and friends. 

Post Date : Mon 19 Feb 2018 10:16 AM
Slieve Gullion Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Larkin has described the increasing levels of dumping in the area as a blight on the beauty of the Ring of Gullion.
" Over the past twelve months we have seen a substantial increase in the amount of rubbish being left along our roads and on private property adjoining them. Whilst the Council is responsible for lifting waste from the roadside it is left to landowners to foot the bill for clearing up after the polluters who fly-tip on their ground.

This is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and we need to protect it from these criminals. There are few roads around South Armagh which have escaped this scourge. The levels are now approaching industrial in scale. You don't have to drive too far to see piles of tyres, household rubbish, domestic appliances, beds and three-piece suites as well as builder’s rubble dumped along the verge.

More needs to be done to deter and catch those who use our district as an open dump. I believe the Council should invest more resources into both the clearing of this rubbish and the detection of those who fly tip. Very few people have been caught and fined for destroying our district in this fashion.

Communities also have a part to play in defeating the polluters. We can all have a roll in defending the countryside. If anyone witnesses an incident of fly-tipping they should report it to the Council. Ultimately it is the ratepayer who foots the bill for clearing most of this waste. This is a preventable cost to the public purse. It is time to put a stop to the desecration of South Armagh."
Post Date : Mon 19 Feb 2018 10:10 AM
Senior Men
Our senior men are containing with their rigorous pre-season training regime ahead of the year ahead which begins in earnest on Sunday 8th April at home to Eire Og in the county league.

Senior & Minor Ladies
Pre-season training for all senior and minor ladies’ players continues on Monday night at EST28 gym in Mill Industrial Estate, Bessbrook. The sessions will be taken by Greg McCabe, beginning at 8.30pm sharp at a cost of £3.00 per person. Following last week’s championship draw our senior ladies have been drawn against Clann Eireann in the quarter-final of the competition.

Minor Boys
The minor boys’ amalgamation of Patrick Rankins has been paired against the winners of Loughgilly Gaels/Eire Og in the Division 3 championship.

U16 Girls
Pre-season training for our U16 girls continues on Monday evening at 8:30 pm sharp in EST28 gym in Mill Industrial Estate, Bessbrook. The sessions will be taken by Greg McCabe at a cost of £3.00 person. All U16 girls are asked to attend including those moving up from last year’s U14 girls. For further information please contact Mike Mathers on 07841 423103.

U14 Boys
Our U14 boys’ amalgamation of Patrick Rankins continues to train away ahead of the upcoming season. They have been drawn at home to Madden in the Feile competition with the winners away to Culloville.

U14 Girls
Training for our U14 girls takes place on Thursday evening at the field from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm and all girls at this age group are asked to attend. All new players are welcome to attend also.

U12 Boys
Training for our U12 boys continues on Friday evenings in the Abbey at a cost of £2.00 per head but please note the change of time – training will now take place from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm from this Friday on.

U12 Girls
Our U12 girls continue their weekly training sessions every Wednesday night at 7:15 pm in Cloughreagh Community Centre and all girls at this age are welcome to attend.

U10 indoor training continues as normal in Cloughreagh Community Centre every Wednesday night from 8:15 pm – 9:15 pm and all boys and girls at this age group are welcome to attend. As soon as the weather permits it is planned to organise a number of challenge games with neighbouring clubs.

Training for our U8s continues every Sunday morning at the field from 10:00 am – 11:00 am and all boys and girls at this age group are welcome to attend.

U6 training continues every Tuesday evening in Bessbrook Community Centre from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm and all boys and girls at this age group are welcome to attend.

Meabh O’Neill’s Camogie
Training for all underage camogs takes place in St Paul’s school on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm at a cost of £2.00 per person. The club has arranged a few dates for registration: 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th March with camogie membership rates as follows:

U8 - £15.00
U14 - £25.00
Family Offer 2 children over 9 - £45.00
Third Level Student - £30.00
Senior member - £50.00

Registration will take place each Wednesday in St Paul’s before training begins.

The camogie club would like to offer its sympathies to their senior team goalkeeper Emma McCann and her extended family following the recent death of her uncle.

Shane O’Neill’s Club Membership for 2018
Club membership is now due and the rates for 2018 are as follows:
Senior Members: £40.00
Cairde Members: £30.00
OAPs & Students: £20.00
U18s: £15.00 for the first player in a family, £10.00 for every other player.

All membership must be paid before 31st March 2018.

Armagh GAA Club Draw
Have you got your Armagh GAA Club Draw Ticket yet? Get your ticket from any of our committee members, priced at £100 which can be paid in four monthly instalments of £25 per month if you wish. Why not consider buying one between a family of 4 or a group of friends, that’s only £25.00 each.

There are four monthly first prizes of a Renault Clio and numerous monthly cash prizes on offer – 2nd prize £3,000; 3rd & 4th prize £1,000; 5th & 6th prize £500; 7th – 16th prize £100.
Not only are you in with a chance of winning one of their fantastic prizes on offer but you will also be supporting the Shane O’Neill’s club at the same time.

Well Done
Well done to Louise Kenny who was part of the St Mary’s camogie team who won the Fr Meachair Cup during the week. Well done also to Brianna Mathers who has been named as part of this year’s Armagh U16 Ladies squad.

Good Luck
Good luck to our former player Paddy Murphy, currently living in Australia, who heads to Brazil on Wednesday to marry with his lovely fiancée Natalia Penques Malheiro – best of luck folks.

Club Puffer Jackets
Anyone who wants to order the same club crested puffer jacket as worn by senior ladies’ team, please contact your relevant team manager. The coats are £31.00 for U14 size and £46.00 for adult size.

Club Volunteers
The club is always on the lookout for new volunteers, whatever your skills. Maybe you’ve got time on your hands and fancy doing something different, maybe you’re new to the area and are looking to play a part in the community, perhaps your children or grandchildren are players at the club and you’d like to get involved. Whatever your reasons our doors are always open to new members and new ideas whether it be working with our underage teams, helping with fundraising, washing strips, cleaning, upkeep of the grounds, selling lotto, recruitment, club development, lining out the pitch, doing the gate and a host of other tasks. You can be part of Shane O’Neill’s in so many ways, and you can give as much or as little time as suits you – so why not come along a get involved.

Last week’s winning lotto numbers were 16, 26, 27 & 31. There were no jackpot winners and 1 x match three winner. The jackpot now stands at a very impressive £7,600.