Post Date :
Tue 13 Nov 2018 08:27 PM
Cunningham Cup Draw


Cunningham Cup Draw Last 16

                         Date To be arranged 


1. Foresters B  v  Glen Social Club

2. Whitecross  v  Nifty Fifitys

3. St Monnina  A  v McGuigans

4. Ballyholland v Port Bar

5. No 7  v  Cwc   A

6. Tj,s C  v Trainors  A

7. Hustlers  v St Monnina  B


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Tue 13 Nov 2018 09:21 AM
Cliftonville treble blast leaves Newry City stunned


Ruthless Cliftonville made Newry City pay for their wastefulness in front of goal with a comeback victory at Solitude last night. After taking a fourth minute lead through Darragh Noonan, the Danske Bank Premiership’s basement boys passed up a series of golden opportunities to really turn the screw on the Reds before the hosts responded with three strikes in a whirlwind eight-minute spell before half-time.

Rory Donnelly drew them level after a smart one-two with Chris Curran and, after Joe Gormley banked his obligatory goal, Ryan Curran wrapped things up with the hosts’ third – although the strike was mired in controversy, with Newry adamant that a Cliftonville player had put the ball out of play in the build-up. That anger need not have materialised had Darren Mullen’s men built on their bright start. A free-kick on the left saw Hughes brothers Mark and Stephen enact a training ground routine that ended with Noonan finding the net at the far post. Soon later, Stephen Hughes dragged an attempt wide after being slipped through by Stephen Teggart before Mark McCabe could only find the side netting when he looked certain to double the visitors’ advantage. Cliftonville, who had gone close through a header from Rory Donnelly and snapshot from Gormley, heeded the ample warnings that had been sent their way and drew level on 24 minutes when Donnelly skipped past keeper Andy Coleman after Chris Curran’s delightful touch had opened a gap in the heart of the Newry defence.

It wasn’t long before the Reds were in front; Rory Donnelly again involved with a teasing cross that was simply crying out for the conversion that an unmarked Gormley provided. Within three minutes, it was 3-1 – much to City’s fury. The officials’ failure to award a goal kick, rather than a corner, allowed Levi Ives to swing the set-piece in and, when the ball dropped inside the box, Ryan Curran pounced to give Coleman no chance. A raking Ives pass looked to have set Jay Donnelly up for the home team’s fourth only for Noonan to produce an excellent last-gasp challenge that maintained the Reds’ two-goal cushion at the interval. 

The second period failed to live up to the drama of the first, although that might not have been the case had both goalkeepers not excelled themselves on two occasions each.

The second period failed to live up to the drama of the first, although that might not have been the case had both goalkeepers not excelled themselves on two occasions each.

Post Date :
Tue 13 Nov 2018 09:14 AM
M.J. Sawey & Sons

 Hanratty (Newry) Sarah (Sally) (nee McParland), died November 11th 2018, peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Devoted mother of Elizabeth, Sheena, Anne, Colette, Amelia, Shane, Fiona and the late Patsy and Eugene R.I.P also treasured grandmother of the late Thomas R.I.P.

Her remains will leave her late residence, 25 Carnagat Park on Wednesday at 11.20am for 12noon Requiem Mass in St. Malachy’s Church, Carrickcruppen, burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Our Lady Queen of The Most Holy Rosary pray for her.

Deeply regretted and sadly missed by her son, daughters, sons-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sisters Alice (McConnon), Vera (McDermott), her brother Joe (McParland) the entire family circle

Post Date :
Tue 13 Nov 2018 09:11 AM
James O'HARE

 O'HARE James R.I.P. (Formerly of Altnadue Road, Ballymagreehan) died November 10, 2018 peacefully at Daisy Hill Hospital, Newry. 

His remains will leave 67 Bann Road, Castlewellan on Monday November 12, 2018 at 12.30pm for 1.00pm Requiem Mass in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Leitrim. Burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery. 

James will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his entire family circle. 

St Martin pray for him.

Post Date :
Tue 13 Nov 2018 09:08 AM

 McATEER Mary R.I.P. Slievenamaddy Avenue, Newcastle died November 10, 2018 peacefully at Slieve Dhu Nursing Home, Newcastle. 

Dearly beloved sister of John and the late Patrick, loving aunt of Veronica, Helen, Geraldine, Eadaoin and Sioban. Will be sadly missed by her sorrowing family and entire family circle. On her soul sweet Jesus have mercy. 

Her remains will leave her Slievenamaddy Avenue home on Monday November 12, 2018 at 9.30am for 10.00am Funeral Mass in the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, Newcastle, burial afterwards in St Mary's Old Cemetery, Main Street, Newcastle. 

Our Lady Queen of Knock pray for her.

Post Date :
Tue 13 Nov 2018 09:07 AM
Raymond Mitchel (Mitch) GRAY

 GRAY (Bessbrook) Raymond Mitchel (Mitch) R.I.P. Passed peacefully at home November 11, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Dearly beloved husband of May, devoted step-father of Thomas Moan and Josephine Lonergan, much loved brother of Arlene, caring father-in-law of Dympna and Anthony, a cherished grandfather and great-grandfather. 

Mitch's remains will repose in Mallon's Funeral Home Monday 12th November from 12noon-10.00pm. 
Mitch’s remains will leave his late residence, 129 High Street, Bessbrook at 10.20am Tuesday for 11.00am Requiem Mass in St Malachy's Church, Carrickcruppin. Interment in adjoining cemetery. 

Deeply regretted by his entire family circle, many friends and neighbours. 

St Anthony pray for him. 
St Jude pray for him. 

Enquiries to Daniel Mallon Funeral Director, The Gatehouse, Mill Road, Bessbrook. Tel 07725030068.

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Tue 13 Nov 2018 09:05 AM
Anne McNally (née Brennan)

 McNally (nee Brennan) (Newry) died 10th November 2018 peacefully at her home Anne R.I.P. beloved wife of Felix and much loved mother of John, Dermot, Owen, Dearbhla and Grainne. Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on her soul.

Her remains will leave her home, 2 Hawthorn Hill, Dublin Road on Tuesday at 11:30am for 12:00 noon funeral Mass in The Church of The Sacred Heart Cloghogue. Interment afterwards in adjoining cemetery. 

Deeply regretted by her sorrowing husband, sons, daughters, sisters Kathleen and Nuala, brother Hugh, son in law, daughters in law, sisters in law, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, family circle and friends. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu if desired to Southern Area Hospice c/o Digney Funeral Directors 4 Sugar House Quay Newry. House private on morning of funeral please.

Post Date :
Mon 12 Nov 2018 09:45 PM
Newry Pool League Blog


Newry Pool league Blog 

That's the 1st round of fixtures complete for the Premier Division teams. After 7 games only Trainor's have yet to taste defeat and only Nan's Rams have yet to have that sweet taste of victory. In fact Trainor's are the only team in all 3 Divisions yet to be beaten and Nans are the only team in all 3 Divisions yet to win. Needless to say the two teams clashed Thursday night but with Nan's struggling for form and Trainor's on cloud 9 there was only going to be one winner here.
Paddy Tavey, Noel Bradley, Niall McVerry (cptn), Sean Murray and Seamus McVerry secured the 5 frames needed to wrap up both points.
Dee Kearney won his 1st league game since the opening league fixture to round off a comfortable 6-2 victory.
Andrew Chan had beaten James O'Hagan to make it 3-1. Rony O'Reilly had a win over Cathal McCoy but it was only putting a better look on the scoreline. Trainor's where home a dried at that stage.

CWC A destroyed McGuigan's 7-1 while Hustlers had a good win over the slipping Bears. The points were secured at 5-2 and the game ended 6-2.
Whitecross let a 4-2 lead slip when they drew 4-4 with Orchard Bar in South Armagh. Michael Feenan gave captain Shane Phelan food for thought when he lost whilst playing in his new promoted role. Maybe handier games would suit Feenan and less pressure in the future.

There was a fascinating top of the table clash in Division 1.
Windmill were riding high and after years of getting tipped for big things they've finally put themselves in a positive position.
Bar 7 in Warrenpoint started the session slowly but have skipped up the table quietly going about their business. Most of their players are former Boyds cueists with very little to cheer about since they slid out of top tier pool.
Kris Fletcher is running Bar 7 on Duke Street and he's trying to get his pool team on the map. It was Fletcher that got the ball rolling with a win over the talented David Heartley.
Sharp potting Conor Heaney levelled the scores with a controlled display against Marty Bolton.
Richard Fletcher and Kevin Lennon edged Bar 7 into a 3-1 lead. Fletcher beating Brendan McVerry and Fletcher having a notable victory over super accurate Aaron O'Callaghan.
Conor Cunningham is another exciting Potter and he pulled it back to 3-2 when he beat JP Lennon.
Bar 7 took control of the match when Bar 7 captain Jeremy O'Brien beat David Loughran for 4-2.
Shane Cunningham wasted no time wrapping up the 2 points with a fine display against Brian McGeough.
Sub Christopher Marley won the final frame for Windmill against Chris O'Hare to finish the scoring 5-3 to Bar 7.
The win puts Bar 7 joint top on 8 points with Windmill but Bar 7 have a game in hand.

Trainors B moved up to 7 points along with St. Monnina A, Ballyholland and Foresters A.
Johnny Murphy's hosted Trainor's B and a win for Murphy's would have put them joint top in an extremely open Division 1.
Tommy Mooney was never going to be troubled by Gavin Harte and so Trainor's had the early advantage.
Anthony Reynolds is a former snooker player and a very strong pool player. He beat Declan Finnegan to tie the scores after 2.
Luke Phelan and Aaron Ruddy fired Trainor's B 3-1 up with wins over the talented Darren O'Hanlon and the steady Martin White.
The superb Martin Daly who was astonishingly good last season pulled it back to 3-2 by beating Brendan McNally.
Davey Doran made it 4-2 before the steady Charlie Docherty took the winning high fives to make it 5-2.
Kevin Crilly and Clive Whelan brushed aside for Murphy's.
Pat Quinn pulled back a consolation frame for Murphy's when he beat Paddy McKeown.
Final score 5-3 to Trainor's B.

Ballyholland travelled from the wilderness out to even more wilderness when they took on title rivals St. Monnina.
Ballyholland had drew 3 games and only won a single match prior to this one. They hit form on the night to blitz St. Monnina on their way to a 5-1 victory before the Saints took the final to frames of the night.
Niall McQuillan is Ballyholland's main man this season and he put the visitors 1 up when he beat Declan Brady.
The experienced St Monnina replied through Michael Teggart's win over Colm Shields.
That's as good as it got for St. Monnina. One after the other they fell like a deck of cards in a Ballyholland  storm.
Gerard McAvoy, Brendan Keenan and Giby Vettiankal all played a massive part in the Ballyholland side that won promotion to the Premier Division two years ago and know the route to the promised land. They fired the Harps into a 4-1 lead.
Stephen Cunningham and Andrew Mackin posed no threat to Ballyholland and while Tom McGuinness is a solid player it was his loss that left St. Monnina with only a point to play for.
Paddy McCann was the Saints player tasked with preventing the points heading back through the City. Former Ballyholland captain Jim McMahon loves a good tactical battle and his battle hardened style was enough to thwart McCann's attacking instincts and it was 5-1 to Ballyholland.
Conor McQuiad and Brian Harte took the bad look off it for the South Armagh  lads. Kevin McGovern and Manny Kelly won't lose too much sleep over their defeats.
It's disappointing loss for St. Monnina especially being on their home table but looks like any one can beat any one in this Division and it looks like this could well be the biggest promotion scrap in years.

Could ALL teams please put FULL names on their result cards.
Also don't be afraid to put some info on a frame like 8 ball finish or Re-spot black etc and we'll give it a mention! Would all teams please note that it is 2 shots to an opponent if a foul is committed from the break.

And also please note that you are not disqualified if you miss cue or fail to hit a ball it is simply 2 shots. For any player to be disqualified they would have had to have  played a blatant deliberate shot (ie) deliberately potting your opponents ball 


Post Date :
Mon 12 Nov 2018 09:15 AM

DOBBIN, 9th NOVEMBER 2018, ANN peacefully at home 76 Glebetown Drive, Downpatrick dearly beloved partner of Tommy Smyth and much love mother of Conor, Stephanie, Leeanne, Catrina, Donna, Wayne, Mark, Damien, Natasha and the late Raymond, loving grandmother and great-grandmother. May she rest in peace. Funeral from her late home on Monday 12th November at 10.30am to St. Colmcilles Church for Requiem Mass at 11.00am. Interment afterwards in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Killough Road. Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on her soul.

Post Date :
Mon 12 Nov 2018 09:13 AM

 McCUSKER (Crossmaglen) November 9, 2018. John R.I.P., passed away peacefully at the Glencarron Nursing Home with his loving daughters by his side. Devoted husband of the late Bridie, cherished father of Michelle, John, Margaret and Joanne, loving son of the late Mickey and Kathleen. Dear brother of Pete, Joe, Dot, Eileen, Bridie, Kathleen, Mary, Geraldine, Teresa and the late Michael and Jim. 

Reposing at his late residence, 4 McCormack Place, Crossmaglenfrom 12noon on Sunday November 11th. Funeral on Tuesday November 13th leaving at 10.30am to St Patrick's Church, Crossmaglen (via the Square) arriving for 11.00am Requiem Mass. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. 

St Padre Pio pray for him. 

Deeply regretted by his heartbroken daughters, son,sons-in-law John McKeever and Dave Jones, six grandchildren, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces and wider family circle. 

Enquiries to McConville Funeral Directors, Crossmaglen (028 3086 1212).