Post Date : Thu 15 Jun 2017 08:39 AM

The Kilbroney Vintage Show is taking place on Saturday 17th June and traffic congestion is expected in the Warrenpoint/Rostrevor areas between 8am & 4pm. Motorists not attending the show are advised to avoid these areas if possible. 

Post Date : Mon 12 Jun 2017 12:32 PM

Slieve Gullion Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Larkin has called for an end to reckless driving at Jonesborough following dramatic 

"On Sunday 4th June during the afternoon a thoughtless driver sped up and down the Edenappa Road past houses hand-breaking and doing doughnuts whilst children played outside their homes. 
"As parents ran to gather their young this driver and his co-pilot reached speeds which launched them into the air when they hit the speed ramps in the village.
"There was an attempt by the death drivers to run down a number of residents who had emerged to witness this criminal behaviour. There is a fear in the community that drink or drugs was the genesis of this attack on the village. 
"Damage was caused to cars and residents had to jump garden walls to escape the drivers.
"Immediately after this, the driver of another car rammed a PSNI vehicle whilst escaping from An Garda in Co. Louth into Co. Armagh.
Those responsible for both incidents crossed into the village from Co. Louth. 
"They are not welcome in our community. The residents of Jonesborough will not tolerate the rampages of reckless drivers like this. Children should be able to play safely on the streets of our towns and villages.
"I have spoken to both the householders affected and the PSNI in relation to these incidents. Also I have contacted my colleagues in Louth to gather a greater understanding of what is happening and to encourage increased cooperation between An Garda and the PSNI to ensure that such incidents become a rarity instead of the norm."
Post Date : Mon 12 Jun 2017 12:26 PM

Senior Men

Following a couple of weeks without a game our senior men return to action on Wednesday night with a home game against Derrynoose. Having been beaten in their last game the senior men will be hoping to return to winning ways on Wednesday night.
Minor Boys
After a couple of weeks without a game due to the exam break our minor boys’ amalgamation of Patrick Rankins return to league action on Monday night with an away game against Cullyhanna. The match throws-in at 7.15pm and all players are asked to meet at the club no later than 6.15pm. Last week’s Minor Championship draw saw the minor boys paired against Clan na Gael.
U16 Boys
Our U16 boys are training on Monday night, 12th June at 6.00pm ad all Shanes players are asked to meet at the club no later than 5.45pm. Thursday night sees the U16 boys at home to St Enda’s at 7.15pm.
U14 Boys
Our U14 boys’ amalgamation of Patrick Rankin’s have a home game on Tuesday at 7.15pm against Tír na nÓg and all players are asked to meet at the club no later than 6.30pm.
U14 Girls
The U14 girls have no game next week but will be training as normal.
Our U10 footballers travelled to Poyntzpass on Wednesday evening. Two teams were fielded with well over twenty kids playing, taking part and enjoying some great football. The young U10s are back in action this coming Wednesday evening with an away game against Saval with the game throwing-in at 6.30pm. Training continues on Tuesday and Friday evenings from 6.00pm – 7.00pm at the field.
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 U14 camogs are in action on Tuesday night away to KIlleavy with the game throwing-in at 7.00pm whilst the senior camogs are at home to Culloville on Wednesday night, also at 7.00pm. Next Saturday the club is hosting an U8 and U10 blitz from 9.30am – 2.00pm. Training for all camogie teams continues as normal over the coming week.
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.
The Armagh Minor Board have asked clubs to remind all underage players and their managers/mentors that the wearing of gumshields is compulsory.
Last week’s winning lotto numbers were 1, 3, 4 & 23. There was no jackpot winner and 1 x match three winner. The jackpot now stands at a very impressive £5,850.
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 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.
Post Date : Wed 07 Jun 2017 12:21 PM

Following a number of recent reports, Police have issued some advice on what to do when faced with an unwanted cold caller to your door. 

Supt. Simon Walls said, “Older and more vulnerable members of the community may feel pressurised into accepting goods or service from cold callers therefore the following advice should be shared with anyone you know who lives alone or requires extra support.

• Think before you open the door – use your chain and spy hole or look out of the window to see if you recognise them.
• Ask callers for proof of identity. Genuine tradespeople  should carry a photographic identification card. Check this carefully.
• Be wary of callers who attempt to distract you by claiming that they have seen something untoward in your rear garden or  there is something wrong with one of the utilities in your home.– they may have an accomplice who is waiting to act  on this distraction.
• If you are not convinced of the identity of the caller, don’t let them in. Ask the caller to come back later and arrange for a friend, relative or neighbour to be present on their return.

·         If a person’s behaviour is suspicious call the police on 101 or in an emergency 999. 

“Police also have a Nominated Neighbour Scheme whereby if a caller arrives when you are alone in the house, they can be shown a card instructing them to contact your ‘Nominated Neighbour’, who will then try and check the caller’s identity avoiding the need for you to open your front door. The forms can be downloaded from our website or contact a local officer who can provide them free of charge 

“For details of current scams and how to avoid becoming a victim of a scam go to the Scamwise NI internet site at

Post Date : Mon 05 Jun 2017 10:34 AM

On Thursday, 1 June officers from PSNI Tactical Support Group and Reactive and Organised Crime, along with the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (DEFRA – Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs) carried out a planned search of premises in the Crossmaglen area where a quantity of illegal veterinary drugs were seized. These drugs are not registered for use in Northern Ireland or the United Kingdom. 

Inspector Leslie Badger, Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “This operation was carried out in conjunction with DEFRA. It demonstrates our determination to work with key partner agencies to ensure that any illegal drugs, including veterinary drugs, are taken out of society.

“I would ask anyone who has any information about illegal drugs to contact Police on the non-emergency number 101. 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.”

For your guidance the drugs seized believed to be cattle worming medicine.

Post Date : Fri 02 Jun 2017 08:40 AM

There has been an oil spillage on the main road from Newry to Portadown in the direction heading towards Portadown.  This is affecting areas such as Poyntzpass and Tandragee.  Approach with caution.

Post Date : Thu 01 Jun 2017 01:38 PM

Sinn Féin’s Mickey Brady has issued a stark warning against the perils of Brexit on the campaign trail, alongside Martina Anderson MEP, at a public meeting organised by the party on Tuesday.

Speaking to a packed hall of residents from Newry & Armagh at a Sinn Féin Brexit Update, Mickey Brady expressed concerns that the undemocratic Brexit pursued by the Tories and DUP would have monumental impacts on the economic, social and political life of our border communities.
“The looming threat of a hard border as a result of the DUP/Tory Brexit threatens to disrupt life for people living along the border corridor.
“The successes of the Peace Process in removing checkpoints and invasive infrastructure has reconnected communities on both sides of the border, and transformed life here. Our young people especially have never had to deal the scourge of intrusive searches and a hard border through their towns and villages.
‘I and the entire Sinn Féin team have been on a diplomatic offensive in the European Parliament, Oireachtas and Westminster immediately following the Brexit vote to secure special status and protect the rights of people living in the north. 
‘Our team of MEPs and MPs have the critical negotiating experience necessary to fight the corner of the people of Newry & Armagh, and the six counties as a whole’
He continued:
“At our public meeting we were joined by community leaders who have also represented the fears of the local population in Brussels, Dublin and London. They pressed for an urgent resolution to the uncertainty now imposed on their homes and businesses as a result of a Brexit we voted against.
“We must have designated special status to protect the stability of our local economy and, more importantly, to respect the democratic right of the people of Newry & Armagh, of whom 62% voted to Remain.
Brady concluded:
“If the DUP and the British Government continue to refuse to respect the livelihoods and democratic integrity of the people of Newry & Armagh, they should have the opportunity to express these wishes once again in a referendum on Irish Unity.
Post Date : Tue 30 May 2017 09:56 AM

Senior Men

Our senior men’s unbeaten start to the league came to an end on Sunday when they suffered a two-point defeat at home to Mullaghbawn, 1 – 17 to 1 – 15.
The Shane’s enjoyed a great start to the game and found themselves three points to the good after ten minutes, with Paul O’Rourke getting all the scores but three points in a row from Mullaghbawn had them back on level terms. Two points in as many minutes from Connaire Mackin and David McCabe edged the Shane’s in front again but four points in four in minutes gave Mullaghbawn the lead by two. However, the lead was short-lived when a deflected shot from David McCabe made its way to his brother Mark and he made no mistake from close range, flicking the ball to the Mullaghbawn net. An eighth Mullaghbawn point had the sides level again but two late points from the Shane’s, one from Conal O’Brien and a free from Paul O’Rourke saw the home side go in at the break in front, 1 – 7 to 0 – 8.
The sides exchanged points early in the second-half with Connaire Mackin on target for the Shane’s before two points on the trot from Mullaghbawn saw them draw level once more. Another point apiece kept the sides level pegging with Sean McLoughlin getting the Shane’s score before two great points from Paul O’Rourke and a brilliant side-line free from Sean McLoughlin gave the Camlough side a three-point advantage. Mullaghbawn replied with two points of their own to leave just one between them before another pointed free from O’Rourke kept the scoreboard ticking over for the Shane’s. The sides then swapped frees with O’Rourke again on target for the Shane’s before an unfortunate mistake form the Shane’s keeper, Conor McKeown, was pounced on by Mullaghbawn and they made no mistake, driving the ball to the back of the net and put them in front by one. They added on another point almost immediately with Damian Doyle replying for the Shanes but it was Mullaghbawn who got the last score of the game to claim the win, 1 – 17 to 1 – 15.
The lads will continue to train as normal before returning to action on Wednesday 14th June at home to Derrynoose.
Senior Ladies
The senior ladies are back in action on Monday night at home to Silverbridge with the game throwing in at 7.00pm.
Minor Boys
Our minor boys’ amalgamation of Patrick Rankins had a great win over Wolfe Tones last Monday night. The amalgamated side led from start to finish, playing some brilliant football throughout and thoroughly deserving their win. Due to the exam break the minor boys have no game this week.
Minor Girls
Training for our minor girls continues on Tuesday night at 7.00pm.
U16 Boys
Due to the exam break the U16 boys have no game this week.
U16 Girls 
The U16 girls have a game on Thursday evening at home to Killeavy with the game scheduled to throw-in at 7.00pm.
U12 Girls
The U12 girls were in action on Sunday against a very good Dromintee side. Both sets of players put on a great display of football and well done to everyone. Training continues on Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7.00pm at the field.
Our U10 footballers visited Whitecross on Wednesday evening. On what was a beautiful evening for football, both of our U10 teams showed great effort and produced some very entertaining football. Training continues each Tuesday and Friday at the from 6.00pm – 7.00pm and they also have a match at home at 7.00pm on Wednesday evening.
U8 training takes place every Friday evening from 6.00pm – 7.00pm at the field and all boys and girls at this age group are welcome to come along.
Training for our U6s continues every Wednesday evening from 6.00pm – 7.00pm in Bessbrook Community Centre and Friday evenings at the field from 6.00pm – 7.00pm. All boys and girls are welcome to attend.
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
Well done to the senior camogs who had a brilliant win away to An Port Mór during the week and best wishes to Fionnuala Bradley who suffered an injury during the game. Senior camogie training continues as normal on Monday and Wednesday from 6.30pm – 8.00pm with underage training (U8, U10, U12 & U14) taking place from 6.00pm – 7.00pm on Wednesday. 
The club would like to thank everyone who donated to their recent bucket collection which saw them raise £940.00 and €150.00
Triathlon Fundraiser – Team Splash, Flash and Dash
Watch out for sponsor cards this week as our intrepid trio of Yasmin Mackin (swimming), Peter Lynch (cycling) and Caoibhe Sloan (running) tackle the Crooked Lake Triathlon in the relay section, all proceeds to Shanes Ladies Football and KBRT!
Tickets for Armagh v Down Game
Anyone who ordered tickets via the club for the Armagh v Down Ulster Championship game next Sunday can collect them in the clubhouse from 8.00pm on Tuesday night.
Club Merchandise
We will be taking orders for socks and shorts for all teams on Friday, 2nd June from 7.00pm in the clubhouse. The prices are as follows:
Shorts Up to 26" = £13.00
Shorts 28" & Over = £15.00
Socks up to size 4 = £6.00
Socks size 4 and up £7.00
All Items must be paid for on the night. Could all managers and mentors please inform parents of this arrangement.
Best Wishes
Best wishes this week to our former senior footballer Brian Quinn who is currently recovering from a short illness. Best wishes also to Sheila Osborne who is recuperating at home following a short spell in hospital.
Well Done
Well done to our senior ladies’ footballer, Aimee Mackin, who was named on the Lidl NFL Division 1 Team of the Year.
Last week’s winning lotto numbers were 20, 24, 25 & 28. There was no jackpot winner and 1 x lucky dip winner. The jackpot now stands at a very impressive £5,750. Please note that the lotto draw will take place on Tuesday night this week due to the Bank Holiday on Monday.