Post Date : Mon 19 Feb 2018 09:38 AM
Important notice for all managers/coaches inclusive of U-18 age group down to those working with our youngest ages.

Foundation Course Coaching Course + Child Protection / Safeguarding Training - Friday 23rd February 7 pm/Saturday 24th Feb.

There is an open invitation to parents/mentors to join this course this weekend.

Contact Fiachra Bradley for more information.

Please note that all persons working with U18s in GAA must attend Safeguarding / Child protection training. It must be updated every 3 years. As we are a unit of the GAA, only official GAA certification is recognised with regard to this matter.

Craobh Rua encourages all those involved with any of our Underage teams to attend, this includes anyone who normally supports our underage teams in the form of transport, coaching, first aid etc. Attendance will not place any obligations upon those who attend but rather will ensure that they are aware of all matters in relation to Safeguarding - both for the well-being of the young people in our care and our own individual well-being.

O’Neill’s Club Orders - Update!!!!

Orders that required modifications have been returned to O’Neill’s, and are scheduled for distribution within the next 2 weeks.
Orders for additional items will be available in 1 month. This is due to a six week lead-in time from the order being placed to order being ready.
We will notify you of updates when they are received.
Thank you for your continued patience with regard to this matter.

Coaching and Training sessions details are as follows

U16: Training will continue as normal in preparation for the commencement of the Down U-16 League which sees us paired against Ballycran in Mc Kenna Park this Sunday 25th February in our opening game. Meet Up time for the game is 10 am sharp.

U12 & U14
Sunday mornings at the Gardens 3G playing pitch. The sessions start at 10:30 am and finish at 11:45 am. Lead Coach/Contact Laurence Bradley 07736150103
This will be a skills-based session and as ever if any new players wish to come onboard there will be hurls and helmets available for use.

Under 10s (Primary 5 & 6) coaching and training sessions take place each Monday night 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm in The Gardens 3G pitch in Bessbrook. Lead Coach/Contact Joe McEldowney 07764193978.

Under 8s (Primary 3 & 4) takes place each Monday night 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm at St. Paul's Highschool Sports Hall. Lead Coach / Contact Micheál Bradley 07907219639.

Rua Ógs (Primary 1 & 2)
Our newly structured hurling nursery Rua Ógs (Primary 1 and 2) coaching continues each Monday night 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm at St. Paul's Highschool Gymnasium. Lead Coach/Contact Damien Britton 0770679917

Please note these sessions are £2 each for those who have not signed up cairde members.

Parents/Guardians should not hesitate to contact the appropriate Underage Team Mentors for any further information.

Membership Registration will continue to take place each in St Pauls 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Feel free to seek further information from Craobh Rua coaches and Coiste members in attendance. Craobh Rua Camlocha extends an invitation to all from our community who might wish to participate in and hopefully enjoy in our Clubs activities.

Membership Registration fees are as follows

Adult Players £60
3rd Level Student Players £30
Youth U18/ Child U9 £15
Adult non-Player £20
Adult Concessions £15
Family £120 (There is a Standing Order Facility available for this category)

Craobh Rua Fixtures

U18 A Down League Fixtures (Subject to Change)

Round 1 Páirc Esler, Newry
Michael Cusacks v Craobh Rua 28/3/2018 19:30

Round 2 Camloch Craobh Rua
Craobh Rua v O'Rahillys 4/4/2018 18:45

Round 3 Camloch Craobh Rua
Craobh Rua v Bredagh 11/4/2018 19:00

Round 4 Kilclief Ben Dearg
Kilclief Ben Dearg v Craobh Rua 18/4/2018 19:15

Round 5 Camloch Craobh Rua
Craobh Rua v Ballygalget 25/4/2018 19:30

Round 6 Portaferry
St. Patrick’s GAC, Portaferry v Craobh Rua 2/5/2018 19:30

Round 7 Camloch Craobh Rua
Craobh Rua v Ballycran 4/7/2018 19:30

U16 Hurlers - Down League Fixture Details (Subject to change)

Rd 1
Ballycran (U16 A) v Craobh Rua (U16 A) 25/2/2018 12:00

Ballygalget (U16 A) v Craobh Rua (U16 A) 3/3/2018 17:00

Craobh Rua (U16 A) v St. Patrick’s GAC, Portaferry (U16 A) 10/3/2018 17:00

Bredagh (U16 A) v Craobh Rua (U16 A) 24/3/2018 17:00 Cherryvale

Craobh Rua (U16 A) v Bredagh (U16 A) 14/4/2018 17:00

Craobh Rua (U16 A) v Ballycran (U16 A) 22/4/2018 12:00

St.Patrick's GAC, Portaferry (U16 A) v Craobh Rua (U16 A) 6/5/2018 12:00

Craobh Rua (U16 A) v Ballygalget (U16 A) 13/5/2018 12:00

(U14 A) Down Hurling League Division 1 Fixtures (Subject to change & review after round 5)

Round 1
Craobh Rua v Liatroim 13/4/2018 19:00 Camloch Craobh Rua

Round 2
Bredagh v Craobh Rua 20/4/2018 19:15 Cherryvale

Round 3
Ballygalget v Craobh Rua 27/4/2018 19:30 Ballygalget

Round 4
Ballycran v Craobh Rua 4/5/2018 19:30 2018 Ballycran

Round 5
Craobh Rua v St. Patrick’s GAC, Portaferry 11/5/2018 19:30 2018 Camloch Craobh Rua

Round 6
Craobh Rua v Ballycran 18/5/2018 19:30 2018 Camloch Craobh Rua

Round 7
St. Patrick’s GAC, Portaferry v Craobh Rua 25/5/2018 19:30 Portaferry

Round 8
Craobh Rua v Ballygalget 1/6/2018 19:30 2018 Camloch Craobh Rua

Round 9
Liatroim v Craobh Rua 15/6/2018 19:30 Liatroim

Round 10
Craobh Rua v Bredagh 22/6/2018 19:30 2018 Camloch Craobh Rua

U8 / U10 Hurlers - Blitz Details

Sunday 29 April 2018 Middletown
Sunday 13 May 2018 Sean Treacys
Sunday 27 May 2018 Killeavy
Sunday 10 June 2018 Cuchulainns
Sunday 24 June 2018 Portadown
Sunday 8 July 2018 Derrynoose
Sunday 22 July 2018 Craobh Rua
Sunday 29 July 2018 Keady

Club Activities

Many thanks to the Quays Shopping Centre who hosted our Craobh Rua Hurling Club Information Day. It was an enjoyable experience for all involved. We also appreciate the efforts of our young hurlers who participated and all who helped with organising the event.  

Post Date : Mon 19 Feb 2018 09:27 AM

Detectives are investigating the report of two burglaries in the Eleastan Park area of Kilkeel yesterday, Friday, 16 February. 

Police received the first report at approximately 7:10 pm that a house had been entered and items disturbed. It is not known at this stage if anything has been stolen.
The second burglary is believed to have occurred sometime between 6.00pm and 7:30 pm. The house was entered and a sum of cash stolen.
Detective Sergeant Melanie McGrory would appeal to anyone who noticed any suspicious vehicles or persons in the area to contact Detectives at Ardmore on the non-emergency number 101, quoting references 1122 and 1082 16/02/18. Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent Charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.
For your guidance: A possible link between both burglaries is one line of enquiry.
Post Date : Mon 19 Feb 2018 09:23 AM
Slieve Gullion Area Councillor Terry Hearty has said that there is growing dissatisfaction in the area at Police response to contacts from members public seeking support.

"The vision of the concept of "policing with the community" shared by us all, for many I represent is not materialising. On a regular basis, I am being contacted by residents who cannot get through to local Police through the phone 101 phone contact. They feel they are getting the run-around"

The Sinn Féin Councillor continued,
"This morning I spent over 30-mins trying to get through to local Police to advise them of a dangerous situation on one of the local roads. I know that residents also tried in vain to contact local police but spent most of their time answering directions to push buttons on a phone. More and more local input and contact us being diluted, this ultimately will result in the lack of effective and efficient policing for this area".

Cllr Hearty said that the issue of inability to contact the appropriate Policing services particular at a local level would have to be addressed.

"The growing dissatisfaction regarding the issue of contact with and response from the Police has to be addressed. I have asked that it be discussed by the Policing & Community Safety Partnership".

The elected representative concluded

"Sinn Féin continues to support Policing and is committed to developing the concept of policing with the community. We want an efficient and effective police service, assessable to all. We will confront bad policing where warranted and likewise commend where it is deserved. The public expects this from us. Where proper policing is not delivered then it needs challenged and changed for the better" 

Post Date : Sun 18 Feb 2018 12:58 PM


          Newry Pool League Individuals 2017/18

                         Last 32 To be Played

                          Tuesday 13th March

               Sponsored By Destination Newry                                          


1. Damien McArdle (Hustlers) v Shane McAllister (Hustlers)

2. Brendan McAllister (Nifty Fiftys) v Cathal McCoy (Hustlers)    

3. Cathal Phelan (W/cross) v  Paddy Tavey (CWC A) 

4. Gavin Malone (W/cross) v Darren Devlin (Bosco)


5. Gerard McGuigan (McGuigans B) v Paddy Clarke (CWC A)     

6. BYE  v Noel Donaldson (W/Cross)                

7. Tommy Mooney (Trainors Cam) v Chris McKeown (Foresters)

8. Kieran McMahon (CWC A)  v Niall Connolly (Dans A)


9. Bernie Magee (CWC A) v  Philip Murphy (Hustlers)       

10. Charlie Broughton (Orchard)  v Harvey Lavelle (CWC A)

11. Ryan O Hare (Dans) v Robbie Loughran (Nifty Fifties)

12. Damien Flanagan (McGuigans B) v  Stephen Teggart (CWC A)

@ Dan’s        

13. Pat Brady (CWC A)   v  Jamie Flecther (Boyds)              

14. Conor McQuaid (St Moninna)  v John Daly (John Murphys)

15. Declan Brady (St Moninna)  v  John Hogan (McGuigans B)    

 16Richard Flecther  (Boyds  v Mervyn Kernahan (Orchard )

Post Date : Sun 18 Feb 2018 12:29 PM


  Newry Pool League

Divisional Cups Last 8

To be played Thursday 22nd February


Premier Division 

1 .Orchard Bar v Ballyholland

2 . Trainors Cam v CWC A
3  Hustlers v Whitecross
4.  Dans A v Bears


Division 1

1.  Mc Guigans B v Bosco 
2.  Sheepbridge v Foresters A 
3.  Foresters B v Nan’s

4.  St Monnina A v TJ’s B


Division 2    

1. Cavern v Armaghdown

2. CWC B v Maddens

3. Nifty Fifties v Millvalle

4. Glen Social Club v Mc Swiggans



Post Date : Sun 18 Feb 2018 12:24 PM



                                Being Played Tuesday20/2/2018

        @ Dans

1. Barry Kelland & Kieran Cunningham (CWC B) v Mark Pentony & Andrew Chan (Nans)

2.  Stephen Murphy & Pat Quinn (Murphys) v Mark Shevlin & Fred Cameron (St Moninna B)

3.  Mary Cunningham & Philip Murphy (Hustlers) v Paddy Tavey & Stephen Taggart (CWC A)

4.  Gerard Harte & Declan Magee (Armaghdown) v Brendan McVerry & Brian McGeough (Windmill)

        @ CWC

5.  John Hogan & Martin Conroy (McGuigans B) v Paddy O'Callaghan & Mickey Green (Dans)

6.  Conor McQuaid & Declan Brady (St Moninna B) v Tommy O’Hanlon & Adrian Murphy (Millvale)

7.  Pat McClenaghan & Stephen Sherry (Nans) v Paul McAreavey & Damien Flanagan (McGuigans B)

8.  Willie Andrews & John Rodgers (Armaghdown) v Benny Hoey & Ryan Diamond (Millvale)


        @ Bellini’s

9.  Seamus Keenan & Paul Murphy (Bears) v John Daly & Kieran Larkin (Murphys)

10. Darren O’Hanlon & Martin White (Murphys) v Brendan McNally & Mike Nugent (Trainors) 

11. Alan Burke & Gavin Malone (Whitecross) v Stephen Cunningham & Micky Taggart (St Moninna B)

12. Adrian O’Hanlon & Mike McArdle (McGuigans B) v Raymond Sands & Paul Kelland (CWC B)


        @ Nan’s

13. Sheila Johnson & Kevin Crilly (Murphys) v Killian McDonald & Collie McCann (Millvale)

14. Neil Heaney & Gary Powell (Bears) v Kieran McMahon & Declan McConville (CWC A)

15. Gerard Bagnall & Liam Turley (Glen) v Micky Cunningham & Cathal McCoy (Hustlers)

16. James O’Hagan & Niall Connolly (Dans) v James Clarke & Axel Foley (Armaghdown)


        @ McGuigans

17. Cailum McParland & Chris Cunningham (CWC B) v Joe Campbell & Martin Reavey (Cavern)

18. Brendan McCabe & Shane McVerry (Armaghdown) v Charlie Broughton & Nigel Malcomson (Orchard)

19. Robbie White & Niall McQuillan (Ballyholland) v Brian O’Neill & Micky O’Hanlon (Whitecross)

20. Leigh McAlinden & Rony O’Reilly (Nans) v Brendan Devlin & Mervyn Kernaghan (Orchard)


        @ TJ’s

21. Gerard McEvoy & David McEvoy (Ballyholland) v Eddie Heaney & Ralph Cromie (Bears)

22. Seamus McVerry & Jimmy McVerry v Conor Cunnigham & Chris Marley (Windmill)

23. Nicky Langton & Gerard McGuigan (McGuigans B) v Noel Bradley & Liam Bradley (Trainors)

24. Tommy Rooney & Emmet McParland (CWC B) v Billy O’Neill & Ciaran O’Neill (Hustlers)


        @ Windmill

25. Niall McVerry & Tommy Mooney (Trainors) v Shane McAllister & Barry Murphy (Hustlers)

26. Paddy Heaney & Adrian Holman (Bears) v John Magee & Gerard Magee (Armaghdown)

27. Kevin Magee & Damien Kearney (Hustlers) v Shane Phelan & Cathal Phelan (Whitecross)

28. Ramie Magee & Chris McKeown (Foresters) v Mark Maguire & Jimmy O’Hare (Nans)


        @ Trainors

29. David Cromie & Tony McGovern (Orchard) v Pat Brady & Harvey Lavelle (CWC A)

30. Matthew Creggan & Damon Murphy (Cavern) v Colm Shields & Jim McMahon (Ballyholland)

31. Tom McGuinness & Paddy McCann (St Moninna B) v Diarmuid Lonergan & Conor O’Hare (Sheepbridge)


Post Date : Fri 16 Feb 2018 09:46 AM
15th February 2018, Patrick Anthony (Tony) Ryan passed away peacefully at Avila Nursing Home. Patrick R.I.P. West Lodge, High Street, dearest son of the late Aloysius and Brigid RIP, beloved brother of Gerald (Gerry).
Tony’s remains will repose in a Mallon’s Funeral Home, Bessbrook from Friday at 12 pm-4 pm and from 6 pm onwards until leaving at 10:30 am on Saturday for 11 am Requiem Mass in St Malachy’s Church, Carrickcruppen, interment in adjoining cemetery.
Tony will be sorrowfully missed by his loving brother Gerry and the entire family circle.
St Padre Pio, pray for him. May he rest in peace.

Donations in lieu of flowers to the Renal Unit Daisy Hill Hospital, c/o Daniel Mallon Funeral Directors, The Gatehouse, Mill Rd, Bessbrook BT35 7DT 07725030068/02830838477 

Post Date : Fri 16 Feb 2018 09:41 AM
15th February 2018, Sarah Rule passed away peacefully at Hamilton Court Care Home. Sarah R.I.P. beloved wife of the late Robert John (Bob), formerly of Tassagh Road, Keady, dear mother of Iris, Christabel, Yvonne and Caroline mother-in-law of John, Frank, Alan and the late Derek, a devoted grandmother and great grandmother.
Funeral strictly private at her own request.
Lovingly remembered by her sorrowing daughters, sons-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren and their families. 
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints

Psalm 116 v 15 

Post Date : Fri 16 Feb 2018 09:37 AM

15th February 2018, Teresa (Tessie) Gawley passed away peacefully in Brooklands Nursing Home. Teresa (Tessie) daughter of the late William and Mary Gawley, Newry Street. 

Her remains will leave her late residence, 36 Newry Street at 10:45 am on Sunday
for 11:30 am Mass in St. Colman’s Church Massforth. Burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery. 
Deeply regretted by her sorrowing sisters, Imelda and Marie, nephews, nieces and entire family. 
Our Lady of Knock Pray for her.
Post Date : Fri 16 Feb 2018 09:34 AM
15th February 2018, Rachel Anne Carswell passed away peacefully in Faith House. Rachel Anne, dearly loved wife of the late Norman, loving mother of Colleen, Lindsay, Shonagh, Warren and Olwen, a dear mother-in-law, grandmother & great grandmother.
Funeral service on Sunday in Banbridge Gospel Hall at 1:30 pm followed by committal in Loughbrickland Presbyterian Church Burying Ground. 
Family flowers only please.
Donations if desired for Faith House, C/O Robert J. Bready, Funeral Director, 22. Newry Road, Rathfriland, BT34 5AL.
Family & friends welcome at her son Warren's home, 29. Blackskull Road, Dromore, BT25 1JN.
Will be lovingly remembered & sadly missed by the entire family circle.

1st Peter Chapter 1 vs 18-19 "Redeemed".