Post Date : Tue 16 Jan 2018 09:53 AM
12th January 2018, Eric Charles Bennett passed away suddenly at his home, 67 Castlewellan Road, Banbridge. Eric Charles, dearly loved brother of Florence and the late Cecil.
Funeral Service in Bannside Presbyterian Church on Tuesday at 11:00 am. Committal afterwards in Dundonald Cemetery at 2:00 pm approximately.
House strictly private, no flowers please. Donations in lieu may be sent, if desired, to William Bell & Co. Funeral Directors, 23 Kenlis Street, Banbridge BT32 3LR for The Southern Area Hospice.

Deeply regretted by his sorrowing sister Florence, nephew Stephen and wife Vivien, nephew Andrew and wife Annette, niece Karen and husband James and the entire family circle. 

Post Date : Tue 16 Jan 2018 09:51 AM
14th January 2018, Iris McAtee passed away in hospital. Iris, dearly loved wife of Sam, 3 Bridge House, Ballymartin, Kilkeel, and devoted mother of Sandra and Ann and much-loved grandmother and sister.
Funeral Service on Tuesday at 2 pm in Ballykeel Gospel Hall.
Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired, for Mourne Family Surgery, c/o Mrs. Anne Patterson, 11 Lurganconery Road, Cranfield, Kilkeel BT34 4LL.
Will be sadly missed by all her family.

"Safe in the arms of Jesus." 

Post Date : Tue 16 Jan 2018 09:43 AM
Officers from the Paramilitary Crime Taskforce have obtained a Property Freezing Order over a Newtownabbey property under the Proceeds of Crime Act. This is the first use of such powers by the Paramilitary Crime Task Force. 
The Police Service of Northern Ireland, HM Revenue & Customs and the National Crime Agency have established the Paramilitary Crime Task Force to tackle criminality linked to paramilitarism as part of the Executive's action plan on Tackling Paramilitary Activity, Criminality, and Organised Crime.
NCA Branch Commander Billy Beattie said: “Civil recovery investigations will play an integral role in the work of the PCTF. These powers are a strong tool in preventing those engaged in criminal activity from benefiting financially or materially from it.”
The PSNI’s Head of Organised Crime, Detective Superintendent Bobby Singleton, added: “This shows the strength of the three agencies working together, and is the first of many such actions.”
1. On 11 January 2018, the High Court in Belfast granted an application for a Property Freezing Order (PFO) under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA), made by lawyers for the Paramilitary Crime Task Force (PCTF). The property frozen is subject to a civil recovery investigation and the Order prohibits anyone from dealing with or dissipating the value of the property while the investigation continues. 
2. The PFO was granted at an ex parte hearing and anyone affected by the Order can seek to apply for its discharge or variation.

3. Civil Recovery proceedings under Part 5 of POCA provide for the recovery of property which has been acquired through unlawful conduct and therefore is, or represents the proceeds of crime. Unlike criminal confiscation, civil recovery is not dependent on there having been a criminal conviction and the proceedings are brought in the High Court in the form of a civil action. The civil recovery claim focuses on the property as opposed to the person and whether property is recoverable or not is determined by the High Court on the civil standard of proof namely, the balance of probabilities. 

Post Date : Tue 16 Jan 2018 09:36 AM
Down Ladies Seniors
The Down Senior Ladies kick off their 2018 NFL campaign on Sunday 28th Jan away to Meath in a reverse of last year’s first fixture where they faced the same opposition at Ballykinlar. The Mourne girls will be hoping for a different result to kick off their new campaign with a new look Management and Panel in place.
Manager Ryan McShane is starting 2018 with a new backroom team in Damien Sherry (An Riocht) and Kyla Trainor (RGU Downpatrick) whilst retaining the services of Kevin Leneghan (Bryansford). The hard appears to have been done since last summer with a new look panel with only 13 of the 2017 panel remaining and 17 players added to the panel, however not all 17 are new to the county scene as the Mourne girls see the return of some of their 2014 All Ireland winners after a break from Inter-county football as well as young members making the step up from minor level.
Down Ladies are very pleased to announce that Pairc Toms Ruiseil (RGU Downpatrick) will play host to the four home fixtures in the National League in 2018 starting with a repeat of last years All Ireland Qualifier V Roscommon on 4th February. On the news of the home venue, manager Ryan McShane said 'We are very thankful to RGU for the use of their facilities for our league campaign, at this time of year it is extremely difficult to secure a venue for home games however you cannot underestimate the importance of having a settled home venue for every game. RGU is Downs second county ground and it is only right that they have the opportunity to host county games and we are very happy they have agreed to do so. RGU is always very accommodating to Down LGFA providing players and facilities at all levels. Last year we had the biggest Home support I have ever seen at our Ladies national league games in Ballykinlar. We hope that this can continue to rise in 2018 as the Home support is helpful to the girls on the field and it’s a great place to take future players to see the stars in their county. We also hope to include half time games involving younger players throughout the league.
The Down Ladies would like to take this opportunity to thank their sponsors. EOS IT solutions, Whitegates, Sunnyholme Caravan Park and Quinn’s bar Newcastle.
The players and Management of Down Senior ladies have a chosen charity, 'The Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust (K.B.R.T) which they wear with pride on their jerseys. In the past, the team and the county board have helped to raise £5,500 for the charity and would like to thank their supporters for helping them to make a difference with this very worthy cause.
28th Jan Meath v Down 2pm  (Venue: TBC)
4th Feb Down v Roscommon 2 pm  (Venue: RGU Downpatrick)
Down Ladies senior team have been sponsored new kit bags from Sunnyholme Caravan Park, Newcastle. Pictures include Down Ladies players Natasha Ferris, Aoife Keown and Lauren Cunningham with Amy Nicholson from Sunnyholme Caravan Park Newcastle. Big thanks to Amy. 
Training continues Sunday at the assumption grammar school, Ballynahinch. the time is same meeting at 12 for 12:30 start and finishing for 2 pm. 
U16s started back training on Sunday with a parent/player/management meeting. Plans for forthcoming season outlined. Training continues next Sunday 21st January in Ballykinler GAC 11:20-1 pm.
2018 U16 team:
Annaclone- Maria Fegan
Bredagh- Anna O’Keefe, Caitlin Cunningham, Grainne Sweeney, Maeve o Keefe
Burren- Aine O'Connor, Caoimhe Loughran, Eimer Fitzpatrick, Orla Bradley
Carryduff- Anna Morris, Annie McWilliams, Chloe McHugh-Reid, Emer Mc Kenna, Molly McCrory, Rebecca Laverty
Clonduff- Lauren Kane
Dundrum- Cliodhna Carey
Loughinisland- Jessica O’Hare, Mia Carville
RGU Downpatrick- Ciara Hanna, Eilis Murphy, Olivia Murdock, Paige Smyth
Rostrevor- Maeve Murdock, Tara Brown
Teconnaught- Brooklyn Flannigan
Warrenpoint- Caoimhe Shannon
Great first session of the year for the u15s in a miserably wet Ballynahinch, well done to all girls who braved the weather and put a massive effort in. Training this week will be on Saturday in St Colman’s from 1:30 to 3:00 pm. As always make sure girls have plenty of water, boots and warm dry clothes to change into in case we have a downpour again!!Any issues let Aidy or Donnla know.
U14s hosted Meath on a cold damp Saturday at Abbey Grammar, Newry in their first challenge matches of the new season. The Leinster ladies were a very strong, fit and skilful outfit which proved a real test for the Mourne ladies. However, in both games, the Down sides battled throughout with some excellent passage of play and they all fought hard to the end. This is all about learning to get up to speed with inter-county football at this early stage in the season and the mentors and squad will move forward with great confidence. Thanks to parents for the kind donations of food for the refreshments post-match and those who helped out with teas etc. A big thanks to the following businesses who made kind donations towards the new tops shown in the photos for the U14 ladies: House of Murphy, Paddy McClean Contracts, Bawnless Recruitment, BPF Road Safety Ltd, Lucy Annies Bakery, CM Precision Ltd, PM Boiler Services, Milligan Oil, MR Plumbing & Heating, H&A Rice Holdings Ltd. Check out social media for photos! 


Brilliant effort from all 31 girls that made it to training on Saturday morning. Tough session but brilliant attitude from all girls. #progress Check out social media for photos!  

Post Date : Mon 15 Jan 2018 10:52 AM

14th January 2018, Patricia (Patsy) McShane passed away peacefully in Greenpark Nursing Home beloved wife of the late Danny, Ogle Street R.I.P. Loving mother of Anne Clarke, Mary Mc Clave and Donal.

Funeral on Tuesday from her daughter Anne Clarke's home 383 Mullacreevie Park Armagh BT60 4BD to St Malachy's Church for 11 am Mass, burial afterwards in St Patrick's Cemetery.
Very deeply regretted by her sorrowing daughters, son, sons-in-law Adrian and Brian, sisters Madeline Finnegan, Colette Plunkett, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, family circle and friends. 
Post Date : Mon 15 Jan 2018 10:49 AM

13th January 2018, Margaret Basketfield passed away peacefully at home. Margaret, beloved wife of the late Johnny and loving mother to Tom, Sean, Damien, Cairan, Brendan, Kevin, George, and the late Frances and sister of the late Mary (RIP), 37 Drumcoote Road Armagh BT6O 4PN. 

Very deeply regretted by her sorrowing sons, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, brothers John and Jimmy, sisters Ita and Monica and entire family circle. 
Our Lady of Knock Pray for Her. 
Funeral arrangements later. 
All Enquiries to Martin Kelly Funeral Director at 02837510600
Post Date : Mon 15 Jan 2018 10:45 AM
12th January 2018, James (Jim) passed away peacefully, in Hospital. James (Jim) beloved husband of the late Dora and loving father to Ann, Jean, Margaret, John, Paul, Dorothy and brother of the late Eileen (RIP). 22 Culdee Drive. 
Sacred Heart of Jesus Have Mercy on His Soul. 
Jim will Repose at his home until Removal on Monday at 10:30 am for 11:00 am Requiem Mass in St Malachys Church and Burial afterwards in St Patricks Cemetery. 
Very deeply regretted by his sorrowing sons, daughters, sons in law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, brother Joe, sisters Margaret and Patricia, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces and entire family circle. 

Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if desired, for" Armagh Wells" c/o donation box in the family home or to Martin Kelly funeral directors Armagh. 

Post Date : Mon 15 Jan 2018 10:38 AM
12th January 2018, Emily Elizabeth McKee passed away peacefully at Dunlarg Care Home. Emily Elizabeth, 64 Cortamlet Road, Altnamackin, Newtownhamilton, beloved wife of the late Joseph, dear mother of Pearl and Heather, mother-in-law of William, devoted grandmother of Shirley and Stephen and great grandmother of Mary Ann.
Funeral service in Armaghbreague Presbyterian Church on Monday 15th January at 2:00 pm followed by interment in the adjoining Churchyard. 
Family flowers only please donations in lieu if desired for Armaghbreague Presbyterian Church. 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.

Safe in the arms of Jesus 

Post Date : Mon 15 Jan 2018 10:32 AM
12th January 2018, lily Florence Jordan passed away peacefully in Craigavon Area Hospital, late of Legion Court Banbridge. Lily, beloved wife of the late Jim dearest mother of Norman, Valerie, Lorraine and Pamela also a much loved and treasured nanny and great nanny. 
Funeral Service on Tuesday at 11:00 am in Holy Trinity Parish church Banbridge with committal following in Banbridge New Cemetery. 
Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu of flowers, if desired, to Pancreatic cancer and the children’s cancer unit R.V.H. (cheques made payable please to Milne Funeral Services Donations account) c/o Milne Funeral Services, 5 Newry Road, Banbridge, BT323HF. 
Family and friends will be made most welcome at her granddaughter Jill Duffie's Residence, 2 Villawood Meadows, Dromore, BT251NH. 
Very deeply regretted and sadly missed by the entire family circle. 

The Lords My Shepherd. 

Post Date : Mon 15 Jan 2018 10:29 AM

13th January 2018, Mick Magee passed away peacefully, dearly loved husband of Mary 35 Carrick Road, Clontifleece, Warrenpoint and much-loved father of Barbara, Pauline, Michael, Peter, Mark, Leo, Mary, Joseph, Michelle and the late Anthony. 

May his soul rest in peace.
His remains will repose at his home from 6 pm on Sunday until removal on Tuesday at 11 am arriving at St. Mary’s Church, Burren for 12 noon Requiem Mass followed by interment in adjoining Cemetery. 
Deeply regretted by his loving wife, sons, daughters, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, sister Vera (Fegan) and entire family circle.
No flowers please. Donations in lieu if desired to St. Vincent de Paul Society, Burren c/o McAnulty Funeral Directors, 35 Church St, Warrenpoint, BT34 3HN.