Post Date : Thu 06 Oct 2016 09:10 AM

ROBB (nee Graham) (Formerly of Cavan and Camlough) October 4, 2016. Margaret (Madge), peacefully at Rockfield Nursing Home, Newry surrounded by her devoted family. May she rest in peace. Beloved wife of the late Barney and much loved mother of Kathleen, Mary, Patricia, Deirdre (deceased), Christine, Michael (deceased), Bernard, Geraldine, Sean and Siobhan. 

Our Lady of Lourdes pray for her. 

Margaret's remains are reposing at her son's home, 8a Ballynalack Lane, Camlough. Funeral leaving the house on Thursday October 6, 2016 at 10.00am for 11.00am Requiem Mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Lislea. Burial afterwards in St Malachy's Cemetery, Carrickcruppen, Camlough. 

Madge will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her sons, daughters, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren and the entire family circle. 

Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on her soul.

Post Date : Thu 06 Oct 2016 09:07 AM

 McMAHON Albert, October 3, 2016, peacefully at Daisy Hill Hospital. Dearly beloved husband of the late Annie, 84 Upper Dromore Road, Warrenpoint. Much loved father of Andrew, Winston, Isobel, David, Florence, Lorna and Edward. 

Funeral service on Thursday at 1.00pm in Clonallon Parish Church, followed by interment in adjoining churchyard. 

Family flowers only, donations in lieu if desired, made payable to Macmillan Cancer Support, c/o John M Murdock, Funeral Director, Brookside, 125 Armagh Road, Newry. 

Lovingly remembered by the entire family circle and friends. 

The Lord is my Shepherd.

Post Date : Thu 06 Oct 2016 08:54 AM

 Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has said the words of British Tory leader Theresa May at her party conference ring hollow given her party's track record of austerity. 


Mr Murphy said; 


"Honeyed words from British Prime Minister and Tory leader Theresa May about fairness and unity will ring hollow for many people. 


"There are the very same Tories who brought us brutal austerity and a full frontal assault on public services and those most in need. 


"Their policies brought misery to hundreds of thousands of people and drove many into poverty. 


"It is also clear from her speech that the Tories haven't got the first clue of how to handle Brexit and are stumbling in the dark on the issue. What they need to do is respect the Remain vote of the majority in the North. 


"Theresa May and her cabinet have no mandate to represent the North of Ireland and have repeatedly shown that they do not act in the best interests of the people here."  

Post Date : Wed 05 Oct 2016 09:23 PM


Windmill v Dan's was the big match in Division 1 of the Newry and District Pool League last Thursday. Both teams have title aspirations and both had good wins the first week's opening fixtures.
Brendan McVerry might sound like another of the Dan's clan but he is very much a Windmill player and he fired his side into a 1-0 lead against a Chris Smith playing his 1st game of the season.
Peter Tavey was sub for Dan's last week but he came into the team to effect as a equalised for the visiting Dan's for 1-1. Gary Cunningham had a good win last week but couldn't stop a determined Tavey.
Captain Stephen Gray put the home side 2-1 up when he defeated Barry Boyle. This wasn't the inspiration to push his team on. To the contrary his Windmill retracted into their shells and were picked off by Dan's.
Windmill signing Paddy Caldwell must the thanking his lucky Windmill stars that he didn't stay with Bears and move up to the Premier Division. He can't buy a frame at the minute and he lost again to see his side pegged back to 2-2. A useful Seamus Graham turned on the style to blitz Caldwell with a stunning 8 ball finish.
Gerald Hughes and Seamus Tumilty aren't exactly world beaters but they were good enough for a decent Conor Cunningham and Sean O'Connor to put Dan's 4-2 up and on the verge of 2 massive points against a Windmill that will surely be right up there at the end of the season.
Both teams took a massive gamble in that they left they're best players to the latter stages. James O'Hagan is quality and although his Windmill opponent Darren McCloskey is a fair decent player O'Hagan has that touch of class. O'Hagan wrapped up a super away win for Dan's when he made it 5-2.
What a massive blunder Windmill and Stephen Gray made when they decided to leave Aaron O'Callaghan last on the team sheet. A terrible decision to put it mildly. O'Callaghan let the cue flow when the pressure was off. Niall Connelly had that 8 ball clearance last week but it was O'Callaghan that won the dead rubber final frame to make it 5-3 Dan's.  The scary thing for everyone else in Division 1 is that overall individual champion Seamus McVerry wasn't even playing so this Dan's side weren't even at full strength.

Trainors Bar suffered a shock home defeat at the hands of the travelling Granvue Hotel. Both these sides were promoted from Div 2 last season and Granvue were one of the few to get a win over Trainor's.
All was going to plan for the favourites in Camlough when usual suspect Tommy Mooney smashed Owen Smith for 1-0 Trainor's.
Omeath side Granvue hit back taking the next 2 for a slender lead. Peter McCourt beat Martin McCone the Conor Dullaghan beat Declan Finnegan in the match-up of the night. It was quality stuff in a good night of pool so far.
New signing Liam Bradley squared the match 2-2 defeating Ray Philips with some good potting.
Shane Feehan was on form to beat Lukie Phelan and the visitors were back in front 3-2.
Noel Bradley failed where big bro Liam succeeded. Chris Smith is reliable and a formidable opponent and it was Smith that put Granvue 4-2 up and on the brink of 2pts.
Could the experienced Charlie Doherty bring us to a decider? Doherty was excellent last season - especially the 1st half of the season.  David Heaney does not give handy frames away and he wrapped up 2 surprise points for the Omeath lads.
Pearse Casey pulled a consolation frame back for Trainor's Bar when he beat Paddy Fisher. Fisher could get the hook as this was his 2nd loss in the opening 2 fixtures.

Post Date : Wed 05 Oct 2016 09:19 AM

COLLEN Kenneth, October 4, 2016 (peacefully) at his home, 45 Ashtree Hill, Tandragee, much loved husband of Irene, dear father of Keith and grandfather of Matthew and Nicholas.

Funeral Service in Tandragee Presbyterian Church on Thursday at 2.00pm followed by interment in the adjoining Churchyard.

House private. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu, if desired, for Macmillan Cancer Support or Marie Curie Cancer Care c/o Len Grant, 19 Madden Road, Tandragee BT62 2DG.

Lovingly remembered by his sorrowing wife, son, sister, brothers, grandchildren and all the family circle.

"Safe in the arms of Jesus”

Post Date : Wed 05 Oct 2016 09:15 AM

LITTLE Martina R.I.P.(Bessbrook, formerly Greenfield Park, Newry). Beloved partner of Connor, devoted mother of Darren and Justine, much loved daughter of James and Mary, dearest sister of John, Cathy and the late David. 

Passed peacefully in Daisy Hill Hospital, Newry surrounded by her loving family. 

Martina's remains will leave her late residence, 12 Brooklawns, Bessbrook at 11.30am on Thursday for 12noon Requiem Mass in Ss Peter and Paul's Church, Bessbrook. Interment afterwards in Monkshill Cemetery, Newry. 

Martina will be deeply missed by her loving partner and children, her sorrowing parents, brother and sister and Connor's parents Chrissie and Thomas and the entire family circle. 
Our Lady of Lourdes pray for her. 

Enquiries to Daniel Mallon Funeral Director, The Gatehouse, Mill Road, Bessbrook. 07725030068 / 028 3083 8477.

Post Date : Wed 05 Oct 2016 09:12 AM

McPARLAND (Keady, Co Armagh) October 2, 2016 peacefully at home. Gene, beloved husband of Mary and loving father of Siobhan (Henry) and Stephen. 

St Theresa pray for him. 

His remains reposing at his late residence, 17 St Matthew's Estate, Keady until removal on Thursday 6th for 11.00am Funeral Mass in St Patrick's Church, Keady. Burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery. 

Deeply regretted by his loving wife, daughter, son, son-in-law Mark, grandchildren Harry, Niamh and Conor and extended family circle. 

Family flowers only please, donations if so desired to Chest, Heart and Stroke. 

House private please morning of funeral. 

On his soul sweet Jesus have mercy.

Post Date : Wed 05 Oct 2016 09:07 AM

McELROY (nee Carlisle) (Belleeks, Co. Armagh) October 2, 2016, peacefully at home, surrounded by her devoted family. Mary, beloved wife of John and much loved mother of Brendan and Niall. 

May she rest in peace. 

Funeral leaving her home 17 Carrowmannon Road on Wednesday October 5, 2016 at 10.00am for 11.00am Requiem Mass in St Laurance O'Toole, Belleeks. Interment immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. 

Mary will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her husband John, sons Brendan and Niall, daughter-in-law Eithne, grandchildren Cian, Marc, Conor, Edel and the entire family circle. 

Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on her soul.

Post Date : Wed 05 Oct 2016 09:03 AM

Ringland, 4th October 2016, suddenly at home, Robert James (Jim), dearly beloved son of the late William and Dinah and loving brother of John and Haletta, brother-in-law of Mabel and Leslie, 37 Kilkinamurray Road, Ballyward, Castlewellan.

Funeral from his late residence on Friday at 2.00pm to Drumlough Gospel Hall Burial Ground.

Family flowers only, please. 

Very deeply regretted by his sorrowing brother, sister, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, nieces, nephew, and the entire family circle.

Post Date : Wed 05 Oct 2016 09:01 AM

Sloan (Omeath) October 4th, 2016. Peacefully at her residence, Elizabeth (née Treanor, formerly Dominic Street, Newry), cherished wife of Brian and loving mother of Anthony, Bernarde, Margurite, Susan and Judith. Dearly beloved sister of Margaret Hughes, Josephine Carr, Oliver and the late John, Jim, Michael, Brian, Marion, Ann and Clare. 

May She Rest In Peace. 

Funeral from her late residence, Lilac House, Lower Shore, Omeath on Friday at 11.15am for 12noon Requiem Mass in St Laurence’s Church, Omeath. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. 

She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her sorrowing husband, son, daughters, daughter-in-law Donna, sons-in-law Gerard, Paul and Colm, her thirteen dearest grandchildren and the entire family circle.