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POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Fri 23 Jun 2017 09:08 AM

Slieve Gullion Sinn Féin Councillor Terry Hearty has congratulated the staff of Glencarron Nursing Home for their outstanding success in the Staff Nursing Care Awards.

 
Having received successful nominations in the categories of Care Assistant of the Year, alongside nominations for Nurse of the Year, Nurse Manager and for the Nursing Home as an institution, Hearty commended the good work of the Glencarron team in difficult times:
 
"These are well-deserved accolades for the Glencarron staff and management and I am delighted that their efforts have been recognised on this scale.
 
"At a time when acute healthcare services are under strain it is reassuring to know that our elderly population are still receiving a very high standard of clinical expertise at Glencarron.
 
"Staff receive the most modern and relevant training, patients enjoy a warm and friendly atmosphere of care, and the wider community cherish the role Glencarron plays in providing first-class local healthcare.
 
"The training of staff is paramount to the provision of clinical excellence and in Glencarron they recognise the need for a programme of continuous professional development. These awards are the culmination of that commitment to caring and ongoing learning.
 
"I visit the Glencarron Nursing home often, and the staff can without doubt pride itself on its commitment to caring for its local community.
POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Fri 23 Jun 2017 09:01 AM

 Police in Newry are appealing for information in relation to an assault in the Mourneview Park/Erskine Street area of Newry on Wednesday, 21 June. 

Constable Leahy said “It was reported that sometime between 7:00 - 7:15 pm a man in his 20s was assaulted and received facial injuries as a result of this. A man in his 30s and 2 men in their 20s have since been arrested and are helping police with their enquiries.
 
I would ask anyone with information to contact Newry station on 101 quoting reference 1180 21/06/17, or if they wish to remain anonymous Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Thu 22 Jun 2017 11:59 AM
I'm a member of the Square Wheels cycling club based in the Moy and myself and some of the club members will be cycling around the coastline of Northern Ireland and Donegal to raise awareness of the symptoms of ovarian cancer.  
 
In Northern Ireland, approximately 180 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer every year, and 120 women lose their lives each year. When a woman is diagnosed at the earliest stage, her chance of surviving ovarian cancer for five years of more doubles from just 46 per cent to more than 90 per cent, and knowing the symptoms of ovarian cancer can save lives.  
 
The symptoms of ovarian cancer are: 
 
Increased abdominal size/persistent bloating
Difficulty eating/feeling full/vague indigestion
Pelvic or abdominal pain, dragging sensation in lower abdomen or side
Needing to wee more urgently or more often
Other symptoms can include unexpected weight loss, change in bowel habits, and extreme fatigue. 
 
In NI we do not have  a dedicated support network for those effected by the disease. Most women and their family have to deal with the diagnoses in isolation. Most do not know anyone else with the disease and this can make coping with it even more difficult.
 
Since starting my Facebook page @beovariancanceraware  and starting to have conversation with people about the campaign I have heard stories of so many women who have lost their lives to the disease. What has come out of those conversations is the feeling of isolation for the sufferer and their families. Sometimes when we have a disease we just need someone to talk to who is going through the same experience and understand how it feels.  Families are not always able to offer that support and often need support themselves.  
 
Through the Facebook page I am hoping to be able to put people in contact with each other so that we can grow and develop a support network and to raise money for research into the disease.
 
Please know the symptoms. Hopefully you will never need to them for yourself but you could save the life of a daughter, sister, mother, best friend...by recognizing the symptoms and helping her get treatment early. EARLY DIAGNOSIS SAVES LIVES. 
 
Please visit my facebook page @beovariancanceraware and share it with all the women you know.  Don't keep this lifesaving information to yourself ...tell everyone. 
 
www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/mary-mccartan 
Help raise £5000 to help provide a support network for women and families affected by ovarian cancer and to support research into this devastating disease.
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POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Mon 19 Jun 2017 11:20 AM

Police are appealing for information following the report of a burglary at a house located on Oldtown Lane in the Annalong area. 

 
Detective Constable Darragh said : “It was reported that between the hours of 5.30 pm on Saturday 17th June and 10.00 am on Sunday 18th June, entry was gained to a property in the Oldtown Lane area of Annalong by smashing one of the rear windows to the property. As a result of the break in the property was ransacked. 
 
We are appealing to anyone that may have witnessed any suspicious activity in the area at the time to contact police in Newry on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 563 of the 18/06/17. Or, alternatively if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Mon 19 Jun 2017 11:00 AM

Police in South Armagh received a report of a silver Audi A3 car being driven dangerously in the Jonesborough area on the evening of Sunday 4th June. Officers attended, and whilst patrolling in the area, the vehicle they were travelling in was rammed by a silver Skoda car. The Skoda made off to the border where it was abandoned. Two people made off from the car on foot and were apprehended by Garda officers in relation to motoring offences committed south of the border. Two PSNI officers were injured as a result of the incident. 

 
Anyone with any information which could assist police with their enquiries is asked to contact officers at Ardmore station on 101 quoting reference number 1271 04/06/17 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Mon 19 Jun 2017 10:47 AM
Senior Men
Our senior men returned to winning ways last Wednesday with a  nine-point victory over Derrynoose, 4 – 10 to 0 – 13.
 
An early pointed free from Derrynoose was quickly cancelled out by a Mark McCabe point before two points in as many minutes from Connaire Mackin and Ryan McCabe put the home side in front. Derrynoose replied with their second point of the game before a powerful shot from Ryan McCabe was brilliantly saved by the Derrynoose keeper but the ball rebounded to Mark McCabe who slotted over from close range. Two points in quick succession from Derrynoose, one from a free, had them back on level terms before a high ball from Ryan Quinn was fielded by David McCabe who then turned his marker before dispatching his shot low to the back of the Derrynoose net. The Shane’s led by three at this stage but Derrynoose responded in great fashion, getting the next three points to tie proceedings once more. Great defensive work from Paddy Doran resulted in a swift Shane’s attack with the eventually making its way to Paddy Maughan and the big full-forward made no mistake from close range, coolly shooting the ball to the net for his team’s second goal. Maughan had his eye in now and in the Shane’s next attack he rose highest in the small square to fist the ball home and raise the green flag for the second time in as many minutes. The Shane’s were playing some great football and led by six at this stage and this increased to seven soon after when Connaire Mackin, playing his last game before heading to America for the summer, launched a fantastic ball from right out on the side-line which sailed straight between the posts to leave his side 3 – 5 to 0 – 7 to the good at the break.
 
The Shane’s all but sealed their win in the opening minute of the second period when they won the ball at the throw-in and delivered it to Mark McCabe who in turn found is brother and he flicked the ball to the net for his second and his side’s fourth goal of the contest. The sides then swapped a point apiece with Sean McLoughlin on target for the home team before a Derrynoose free reduced the deficit to nine but a point from Paul O’Rourke and a free from David McCabe kept the scoreboard ticking over for the Shane’s and well in control. The Shane’s then took their foot off the pedal slightly and in that period Derrynoose fired over three unanswered points before David McCabe, who was having a great game, took his personal tally for the night to 2 – 2 with a well taken point. The sides swapped points in the closing stages with Paul O’Rourke getting the Shane’s score to leave the final-score 4 – 10 to 0 – 13 in favour of the Camlough men.
 
Senior Ladies
Our senior ladies travelled to Grange on Saturday evening to take on the home side in the Championship and it proved to be a tough assignment with the Shane’s eventually running out winners by seven points, 6 – 12 to 3 – 14.
The Shanes’ struggled to find their rhythm in the opening period and found it difficult to get scores on the board. With half-time fast approaching they trailed their opponents by a point but a late Aimee Mackin saw them go at the break two pints to the good 1 – 6 to 1- 4.
 
The second-half was real end to end football with both sides virtually going score for score but it was the Shane’s girls who made the most of the goal chances with Aoibheann Jones, Sorcha McDonnell and Aimee Mackin all raising the green flag to keep the Shane’s out in front. To their credit it was a very good Grange side that kept themselves right in the game until the final whistle with some great scores but it was the Shane’s who emerged victorious in the end with seven points to spare, 6 – 12 to 3 – 14.
 
The senior ladies will continue to train on Tuesday evening at 7.00pm in preparation for their next league game away to Carrickcruppen next Saturday evening at 7.00pm.
 
Minor Boys
A severely depleted minor boy’s team travelled to Cullyhanna last Monday for their latest league game following the exam break and despite putting in a decent performance they lost out by five points. The lads were scheduled to be in action on Monday night at home to Maghery but the game has been cancelled.
 
U16 Girls
The U16 girls have a home game against Killeavy this coming Thursday evening at 7.00pm.
 
U14 Boys
It was a disappointing result for U14 boys last Tuesday night, losing out to Tír na nÓg at home.
 
U12 Girls
Our U12 girls are at home to Tír na nÓg next Sunday at 12 noon whilst training continues every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 7.00pm – 8.00pm at the field.
 
U10s
Wednesday saw our U10 footballers travel to Saval with two teams to take part in a couple of challenge games. All the boys and girls got a full game of football and produced some great football with some great skill and effort on show.
Two teams also travelled to Clonduff on Saturday to participate in the annual Daniel Andre memorial tournament. One of the teams found themselves in a tough group alongside Clann na Banna, Glen Emmets, Ballyholland and Bredagh but some great performances saw the Shane’s progress to the quarter-final of the shield. They faced a very good Burren side in this game and it proved to be a very tight affair which eventually saw the young Shane’s fall to a single point defeat.
 
The second team were also in a tough group and after games against Saval, Burren, Clann Eireann and Clonduff they found themselves in the quarter-final of the competition. Mayobridge were waiting in the quarter-final and this was another tight and tough game but the young Shane’s dug deep and claimed a narrow one point win. Clann Eireann were the opponents in the semi-final and unfortunately, they proved too strong for the Shane’s youngsters and claimed the win.
 
The U10’s management team were delighted with the effort the Shane’s put in at the tournament and they are extremely happy with the progress being made by all the players. Training continues every Tuesday and Friday evening at the field from 6.00pm – 7.00pm with a game squeezed in between on Wednesday evening away to Lisbrack with a throw-in time of 7.00pm. More games will hopefully be confirmed later in the week.
 
Underage Training
Please note that training for all our U6s, U8s, U10s and U12s will take place every Friday night from 6.00pm - 7.00pm at the field. All boys and girls at these age groups are very welcome to come along. The training on Friday evening is on top of their normal weekly training session.
 
Meabh O’Neill’s Camogie
The camogie club would like to thank everyone who helped out at the very successful underage blitz which took place at the club on Saturday – it was great morning which everyone thoroughly enjoyed.
 
Senior and minor camogie training continues every Monday and Wednesday evening from 6.6.20pm – 8.00pm with underage training also taking place on Wednesday evenings from 6.00pm – 7.30pm. 
 
Annual U10 Blitz
Our annual U10 football blitz is taking place on Saturday 1st July. With over 20 teams scheduled to take part it promises to be a great day’s football. Anyone interested in helping out on the day - refereeing, score-keeping, time-keeping etc - please contact Brendy Osborne.
 
New Senior Ladies Jersey
Saturday morning saw our senior ladies being presented with new jerseys which have been kindly sponsored by Confucius Institute based at Ulster University, and features the KBRT logo on the sleeve. Yan Liu, Xuefang Jiang and Sean Cunningham, representatives of the Confucius Institute at Ulster University, were all on hand to hand over the new jerseys. The club would like to extend their sincere gratitude for their generous sponsorship of the jerseys and our club member Conor Murphy for securing the sponsorship.
Senior Citizen Trip to Croke Park 
The Health and Well-Being Committee of Armagh GAA have organised a trip to Croke Park on Thursday 29th June and this event is particularly geared towards senior citizens. 
 
Itinerary
Bus Departure Times
Davitt Park - 9.00am
Athletic Grounds - 9.40am
Carrickdale Hotel - 10.30am
Croke Park Museum/Tour - 12 noon - 1.45pm
Lunch - 1.45pm
Depart Croke Park for Return Journey - 3.00pm
The cost of this trip is £14 or €16.50.
Names must be forwarded to either Caoimhe Mercer or email administrator.armagh@gaa.ie by Tuesday 27th June at 12noon.
 
Best Wishes
Everyone at the club would like to extend their best wishes to local photographer Micky O’Rourke who is currently recovering from surgery.
 
Lotto
Last week’s winning lotto numbers were 2, 20, 23 & 25. There was no jackpot winner and 1 x lucky dip winner. The jackpot now stands at a very impressive £5,900.
 
New Community Walkway
The new Community Walkway around our club grounds is now open for use by ALL members of the community, both young and old, male and female. The walkway is proving very popular and gives everyone the opportunity to walk in a safe and friendly environment all year round. So, if you fancy a power-walk or just a leisurely stroll why not avail of our new community facility.
 
Shane O’Neill’s senior ladies Louise Kenny, Hayley Mackin, Tara Byrne and Sorcha McDonnell receive their new jerseys from Yan Liu and Sean Cunningham, representatives of the Confucius Institute at Ulster University.
 
Also pictured are club chairman Mick Mackin and club member Conor Murphy.

Shane O’Neill’s senior ladies prior to their championship game against Grange 

POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Mon 19 Jun 2017 10:37 AM

Slieve Gullion Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Larkin has condemned acts of environmental vandalism and dumping following a recent discovery of illegally disposed tyres at Flagstaff Viewpoint. 

 
Sharing his anger following a further incident of illegal dumping, Larkin said:
 
"Yet again the beauty of South Armagh has been desecrated by those who care nothing for the environment, or our community. 
 
"Approximately fifty tyres and other waste have been dumped at the Flagstaff Viewpoint. Locals and day trippers regularly visit this breathtaking viewpoint to take in our cherished vistas of Carlingford Lough.
 
"No doubt those who dumped these tyres have charged their customers for the
safe disposal of them. These rate payers will likely pay twice for this
service, as the Council is forced to pick up the cost of disposal. 
 
"At a time when the Council are spending millions to tourists from around the world to share in the majesty of South Armagh, unscrupulous polluters continue to lay waste to our area of outstanding natural beauty. Our community rejects them, and they should hang their heads in shame."
 
Taking action on this latest incident of illegal dumping in the Slieve Gullion area, Larkin concluded:
 
"I have reported this incident to the Environmental Health Department
within the Council and I hope that swift action is taken to clean up this illegal dump."
POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Mon 19 Jun 2017 10:30 AM
Four Birthday Honours have come to policing in Northern Ireland.
 
Sergeant Gwyneth Buchanan has been awarded the MBE for Services to Policing and the Community in Northern Ireland.
 
Three Queen’s Police Medals (QPM) have been awarded.  They go to Detective Chief Superintendent Nigel Forsythe along with two other officers who have requested no publicity.
 
MBE 
Sergeant Gwyneth Buchanan has been a serving police officer for 28 years.  She was one of the first officers to specialise in supporting victims of domestic abuse through the criminal justice process.  She has also worked closely with the community and voluntary organisations in the Armagh area.
 
Sergeant Buchanan has also played a central part in the RUC GC Widows Association and the Police Benevolent Fund.
 
QPM 
Detective Chief Superintendent Nigel Forsythe has been a police officer for 28 years. 
During his time he has served across Northern Ireland in both uniform and detective roles.  In recent years he has been influential in enhancing relationships and building community confidence in policing through his work in the investigation of serious crime.
POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Fri 16 Jun 2017 08:37 AM

A 32-year-old man has been charged with handling stolen goods to appear at Newry Magistrates Court on June 28th. As is normal procedure all charges will be reviewed by the PPS. 

POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Thu 15 Jun 2017 08:54 AM

☘☘ Saturday 17th June we welcome Setanta Folk to the clubrooms ☘☘