POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Mon 06 Feb 2017 12:06 PM

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust today thanked the local community for their generous donations over the past 18 months. 

Over half a million pounds of voluntary donations and gifts was spent on equipment and services that will directly benefit patients and clients.  

Non-Executive Director Siobhan Rooney, Chair of the Trust’s Endowments and Gifts Committee said: “I would like to thank our local community for the donations and gifts they have generously made to services across the Trust. 

“Patients and clients have benefitted greatly as we can buy things that we would otherwise be unable to purchase such as; emergency clothing, additional hoists and high back chairs for wards and patient areas, as well as workshops, games, providing reflexology for patients and many more items. 

“Every donation large or small to our facilities and services is greatly appreciated. Endowments and Gifts funds are used on items to ensure patient comfort and extra equipment to enhance safe and quality care. 

“There are also numerous donations in memory of family members which have gone directly to facilities including day centres for adults with learning disabilities; services for older people and children and young people’s services.” 

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Post Date : Mon 06 Feb 2017 11:59 AM

 Mooneys Lounge regain too spot

 
Division 1: 
Mooneys Lounge 5 Savages bar 1
Mooneys Lounge took on Savages bar on Friday night, savstravelled the short distance with thier heads high after a great draw against last week's league leaders O'Tooles. Mickey Croskery beat his nephew Jimmy Rooney for 1-0, this have Mooneys momentumand took the next 4, Eamon Clarke bearing M.Johnston, Alan Henderson beating Joe, Silver beating Colly Brennan and Jim Mc Nally 116 checkout beating Sean Croskery, Paul Valentine saved the white wash with a super game against Alan Cochrane. 
 
Lighthouse 3 O'Tooles 3.
Otooles traveled to Ardglass looking to improve from last week's draw, however the lighthouse were no push over. Connor Branniff, Paul Gilchrist, and Keiran Shields all winning for O'Tooles, Steven McCraken, Gerard Delaney and Danny Murphy getting a vital point for the light house. 
 
Gallaghers 1 Anchor bar 5.
The Anchor took control of this game from the off, taking the first 5 on the trot with each 2-0 wins, Kris Stratton, Pat White, Eamon O'Sullivan (180), Niel Collins and Paul Walsh, Ricky McAtter won the last for Gallagher to save the white wash. 
 
Division 2: 
Englishs bar 3 Bridge bar 2
With both teams only having 5 players it was essential to take control early, Donal O Connor won the first, but Mickey King replied with the best darts of the night from both divisions, winning 2-0 (180) 120 checkout 15 darts. Aiden Murray and Stephan Kearney both won to give Englishs the win. 
 
Mooneys Bar 2 Annsborough club 4
Mooneys Bar hosted the Boro , the first 4 games want the way of the home side with Mark McCann, Gerard Russell, Snuff from the town and Stephen Croskery all getting wins. Gerard Steele and his favourite nephew Rocky befor his rants stopped the whitewash. 
 
Four roads 3 Mullholland 3.
A very tight game from the score sheet, Garry O'Reily have the traveling side the lead despite great darts from Wayne Killan, the home side took the next 2 with Andy Hughes and Adrian Greaves, Ollie Doyle made it 2-2. Adrian Smith gave the home side advantage going into the last but David Trimble with a great last leg earned the traveling team a walk earned draw. 
 
Please see the Website for this week's coming fixtures.
 
The league would like to send it's condolences to Marty McMullan on the tragic loss of his brother Aidan. Thought with the entire McMullan family at this time. May he rest in peace. 
POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Mon 06 Feb 2017 11:51 AM
Senior Men
Our senior men continue to train three times per week as they continue their preparations for the upcoming season.
 
Shanes Gaelic For Girls
Shanes Gaelic For Girls programme continued on Saturday morning with a fantastic total of 64 participants enjoying a varied range of skill drills and fun games under the guidance of our senior ladies’ players. The programme continues next Saturday morning at 11.00am at the field.
 
Minor Boys
Training for our minor boys continues this Thursday evening at 7.00pm sharp at the field. The minor league starts on 3rd April, the first round of the championship is scheduled for 7th August with the shield competition also scheduled for August.
 
U16 Boys
Our U16 boys have amalgamated with Correnshigo and Lisummon for the coming year and will be called Patrick Rankins. Training for the U16 boys begins this coming Thursday night, 9th February at 6.00pm in Correnshigo. All our U16 footballers are asked to meet at the Shane's at 5.40pm sharp on Thursday evening. The U16 league starts on 6th April, the first round of the championship is scheduled for 11th May with the shield competition scheduled for August.
 
U16 Girls
Circuit training for our U16 girls continues this Tuesday evening 31st Jan from 6.30pm to 7.45pm in Bessbrook Community Centre.
 
U14 Boys
This year our U14 boys have amalgamated with Correnshigo and Lisummon and will be known as Patrick Rankins. On Monday night, 6th February, all U14 players and their parents are asked to attend a meeting in the Shane's clubhouse at 7.00pm, to meet the players from the other clubs and discuss plans for the year ahead. The draw for the Féile competition was made last Thursday night and saw our U14 amalgamation drawn at home against St Enda’s in the Shield competition on Saturday 4th March at 2.00pm. The winners of this game will face either Tullysaran or Loughgilly Gaels. The league is due to start on 4th April, the first round of the championship on 2nd May with the shield competition scheduled for August.
 
U14 Girls
Our U14 girls continue indoor training this Wednesday evening from 7.30pm to 8.45pm at Cloughreagh Community Centre. Please contact Tara Byrne on 07397 540087 for further information.
 
U12 Boys
This year our U12 boys have also amalgamated with Correnshigo and Lisummon and will be known as Patrick Rankins. On Monday night, 6th February at 8.15pm, all U12 players and their parents are invited to a meeting in Lisummon clubhouse to meet the players from the other clubs and to discuss the plans for 2017.
 
U12 Girls
With our U12 girls’ management team now in place training will be getting underway within the next few weeks – keep an eye on the notes for more details.
 
U10s
Training for our U10 footballers continues on Sunday morning at 11.00am at the field.
 
U6s
Training for our U6 footballers continues this Wednesday evening at 6.00pm in Bessbrook Community Centre and all new boys and girls are welcome to attend.
Meabh O’Neill’s Camogie
Training for all camogs begins again this coming Tuesday evening, 10th January in the sports hall in St Paul’s from 6.00pm – 7.00pm. All new members from age 4 and upwards are welcome to attend.
 
Monthly Executive Monthly
The first monthly executive meeting of 2017 will take place in the clubhouse next Monday, 13th February at 8.30pm. All committee members are asked to attend.
 
Registration Morning
The club is holding a registration morning next Sunday 12th February from 11.30am - 1.00pm. The registration morning is for all players (senior & underage), members (current & past) and anyone else interested in becoming a member of the club. Membership rates are:
Senior Members: £30
Cairde Members: £15
OAPs: £15
U18s: £15 for 1st player and £10 for every other player
 
Scór Sinsear
If any club member over the age of 17 has any interest in representing the club in this year's Scór Sinsear in any of the following competitions:
1. Rince Foirne/Céilí or Figure Dancing
2. Amhránaíocht Aonair/Solo Singing - only one person required
3. Aithriseoireacht/Scéalaíocht Recitation/Storytelling - only one person required
4. Ceol Uirlise/Instrumental Music
5. Léiriú/Stage performance
6. Bailéad Ghrúpa/Ballad Group
7. Rince Seit/Set Dancing
8. Tráth na gCeist Ard Mhacha /Armagh GAA Quiz (3 person)
Please contact Mícheál Brady via email- michealbrady88@gmail.com
Referees Needed
If anyone associated with the club fancies becoming a referee and officiating at underage football (and earning a few quid along the way) please contact Brendy Osborne for further information.
Well Done
Well done to the Mackin sisters, Aimee and Blaithin, who were part of the Armagh senior ladies team which defeated Cork in the National League on Sunday afternoon. Well done also the Greg McCabe who was part of the Armagh senior men’s team which drew with Sligo in the National League on Sunday afternoon.
Cairde Sheáin Uí Néill
The club is actively encouraging more people to sign up to the Cairde Sheáin Uí Néill scheme at a cost £10.00 per month. This money goes directly towards club development schemes and over the past number of years has helped to upgrade the playing surface on the main field, construct a new training pitch, partly contribute to the new concrete driveway and will hopefully help to begin construction on the new walkway around the field.
At £10.00 per month we feel it is a very easy, worthwhile and beneficial scheme to sign up to. For further information, please contact Brendy Osborne (07543 806274) or pm the Shane O'Neill's Facebook page.
 
Lotto
Last week’s winning lotto numbers were 4, 9, 16 & 22. There were no jackpot winners and 4 x match three winners. The jackpot now stands at £5,000.
 
Condolences
The club would like to offer its sympathy to the family of Brenda Darcy from Bessbrook who has passed away. Mrs Darcy was grandmother to our former senior players Ronan and Gavin McAnulty and several other underage players.
POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Mon 30 Jan 2017 09:43 AM

Thanks to all those juvenile coaches who attended the coaching course on Thursday night past. Thanks to Liam and Paddy for such an enjoyable and informative session. Thanks also to St Malachy's Primary School for the use of their facilities. The next course will be on Thursday 9th February at 7pm venue to be confirmed. All club juvenile coaches welcome. 

On Saturday past some of our juvenile member made the journey to Corrigan park in Antrim to watch current All Ireland Hurling champions Tipperary. The event was on of many this weekend to celebrate the life of Nenagh born Fr Alex Ried. A great day was had by all, thanks to those who took time out to take them to the event.   

The clubs annual senior awards dinner has been set for Saturday 4th March, further details will follow, look out on the clubs facebook page and I'm next week's notes. 

Saturday night last the club hosted Mr& Mrs for the Senior footballers. On the night 3 couples took part, there was some very very intresting answers to the questions. It is great to see one couple have a soft spot for former Armagh footballer Francis Bellew.  A great night was had by all. 

The club would like to extend deepest sympathy to the King family on the passing of their father and husband Gerard. Gerard is survived by his wife Carmal, daughter Mary, sons John, Gerard and Charles. May he rest in peace. 

Lotto numbers this week are: 1,11,18,19. There was no jackpot winner, with 2 £20 winners, Chris King and Declan Fitzpatrick, next week's jackpot £3800. 

Photo: Juvinile club members with 3 time All Star Séamus Callanan in Corrigan Park. 

POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Mon 30 Jan 2017 09:32 AM

Excellence Awards 2017…do you know someone who has made a difference?

Southern Trust launches this year’s Excellence Awards 

Do you know a member of health and social care staff who has provided exceptional treatment and care for you or your relative? 

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust has launched the Excellence Awards for 2017 and is asking for members of the public to play their part and nominate a member of staff who has made a big difference to their lives for the People’s Choice Award. 

Siobhan Rooney, a non-executive director with the Trust, and chair of the Excellence Awards committee, said: “The staff excellence awards recognise those staff who make such a difference to patients and clients by going that extra mile. You may wish to acknowledge staff who work in hospital, come to your home, are based in health centres or day centres, or who work as support staff – porters, domestics, drivers or clerical workers.” 

“The People’s Choice award is for Trust employees who have demonstrated to a patient, client or relative exceptional care – maybe kindness, professional expertise or expert care which has made a difference in their life.” 

The judges will be particularly looking for evidence of:

·         Putting the safety, needs and welfare of service users first

·         Ensuring service users feel valued and cared for

·         Treating service users with respect, dignity and compassion

·         Going above and beyond the call of duty

Do you know someone who deserves this award?

How do I nominate?

Complete a Nomination Form, available on the Trust’s website: http://www.southerntrust.hscni.net/contact/ExcellenceAwards.htm

E-mail: Excellence.Awards@southerntrust.hscni.net or Tel: 028 3756 4159 if you would like to receive the form by post. 

The closing date is 5pm on Monday 6 March 2017.

The overall winner will be announced on Wednesday 14 June 2017. 

Photo Caption: Staff and clients of the Southern Area Family Nurse Partnership Programme, join with the Trust Chair, Roberta Brownlee to launch this year’s Excellence Awards. Do you know someone who has made a difference – why not nominate for the People’s Choice award?

POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Mon 30 Jan 2017 09:28 AM

Shanes Gaelic for Girls

There was another brilliant turn-out on Saturday morning for the second week of the Shanes Gaelic For Girls programme. A number of our senior ladies were on hand to carry out the activities with the young footballers and everyone had a great mornings fun and craic. The programme continues next Saturday morning at 11.00am at the Shane’s and all girls between the age of 8 – 13 are welcome to come along.
 
Minor Boys
Training for our minor boys will begin this coming Thursday, 1st February at 7.00pm sharp at the field.
 
U16 Girls
Circuit training for our U16 girls starts this coming Tuesday, 31st Jan from 6.30pm to 7.45pm in Bessbrook Community Centre.
 
U16, U14 & 12 Boys
Training for all these age groups is scheduled to begin within the next few weeks – keep an eye on the notes for more details.
 
U14 Girls
Our U14 girls start indoor training this coming Wednesday, 1st February, from 7.30pm to 8.45pm at Cloughreagh Community Centre. Please contact Tara Byrne on 07397 540087 for further information.
 
U12 Girls
With our U12 girls’ management team now in place training will be getting underway within the next few weeks – keep an eye on the notes for more details.
 
U10 Training
Training for our U10 footballers continues next Sunday morning at 11.00am at the field.
 
U6s
Training for our U6 footballers continues this Wednesday evening at 6.00pm in Bessbrook Community Centre and all new boys and girls are welcome to attend.
Meabh O’Neill’s Camogie
Training for all camogs begins again this coming Tuesday evening, 10th January in the sports hall in St Paul’s from 6.00pm – 7.00pm. All new members from age 4 and upwards are welcome to attend.
 
Membership Rates for 2017
Club membership is now due and the rates for 2017 are as follows:
 
Senior Members: £30.00
Cairde Members: £15.00
OAPs: £15.00
U18s: £15.00 for first player in a family, £10.00 for every other player
All membership must be paid before 31st March 2017.
Scór Sinsear
 
If any club member over the age of 17 has any interest in representing the club in this year's Scór Sinsear in any of the following competitions:
1. Rince Foirne/Céilí or Figure Dancing
2. Amhránaíocht Aonair/Solo Singing - only one person required
3. Aithriseoireacht/Scéalaíocht Recitation/Storytelling - only one person required
4. Ceol Uirlise/Instrumental Music
5. Léiriú/Stage performance
6. Bailéad Ghrúpa/Ballad Group
7. Rince Seit/Set Dancing
8. Tráth na gCeist Ard Mhacha /Armagh GAA Quiz (3 person)
Please contact Mícheál Brady via email- michealbrady88@gmail.com
Cairde Sheáin Uí Néill
 
The club is actively encouraging more people to sign up to the Cairde Sheáin Uí Néill scheme at a cost £10.00 per month. This money goes directly towards club development schemes and over the past number of years has helped to upgrade the playing surface on the main field, construct a new training pitch, partly contribute to the new concrete driveway and will hopefully help to begin construction on the new walkway around the field.
At £10.00 per month we feel it is a very easy, worthwhile and beneficial scheme to sign up to. For further information, please contact Brendy Osborne (07543 806274) or pm the Shane O'Neill's Facebook page.
 
Lotto
Last week’s winning lotto numbers were 5, 11, 22 & 23. There were no jackpot winners and 1 x lucky dip winners. The jackpot now stands at £4,950.
 
Condolences
Everyone at the club would like to offer their sympathy to the family of Mrs Grimley from Armagh City who passed away recently. Mrs Grimley was the grandmother of our senior footballer Pádraic Hillen and our underage footballers Seosamh and Sharmaine Hillen. May she rest in peace.
POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Thu 26 Jan 2017 09:02 AM

 Sinn Féin MLA Michelle O’Neill tonight told British prime minister Theresa May that the British government has to fulfill its commitments on equality and respect the rights of the people of the North to remain in the EU. 

After speaking earlier today to the British Prime Minister, Michelle O’Neill said:  

“I told Theresa May that the action taken by Martin McGuinness to resign as deputy First Minister and to force this election was about giving the people their say on DUP arrogance and contempt for the electorate. 

“Public confidence in the institutions has been rocked by the RHI scandal and the failure to tackle issues of equality and respect have caused real anger.  

“I made it clear that Sinn Féin want political institutions which are about delivering progressive change and which are inclusive of everyone. 

“I challenged her to show the British Government’s intent towards resolving this crisis by fulfilling their own commitments on equality and rights protections which they are responsible for under the Good Friday Agreement. 

“I stressed the importance of her acting on legacy mechanisms to deal with the past as agreed in the Stormont House and Fresh Start Agreements in order for our society to begin to heal the wounds of the past and build the future.

In addition she added: “The British Government must recognise that the voice and rights of citizens in the North who voted to remain within the EU must be respected. It is my intention to fight our corner with both Governments and the EU to ensure that our entire island secures our position within the EU together. 

“Sinn Féin will not allow the North to slide back to the old politics of the past, but there can be no return to the status quo. 

"I insisted that this means equality, respect and parity of esteem which must be at the heart of power sharing to deliver public services, investment and jobs for all the citizens of the North." 

POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Wed 25 Jan 2017 09:28 AM

Mullaghbrack Social Dance members have recently donated £1,500 to the Mandeville Unit at Craigavon Area Hospital. 

Tony and Aidan have thanked everyone who attended the recent gala night as well as those who donated and supported them to make the donation to the unit possible. 

POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Wed 25 Jan 2017 09:26 AM

The Slimming World Seagoe Tuesday Group recently donated £100 to the Mandeville Unit at Craigavon Area Hospital. 

The money was raised by members contributing to a penny jar at weekly meetings.  

The staff of the Mandeville Unit have thanked the group for this kind and thoughtful donation. 

POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Wed 25 Jan 2017 09:23 AM

Eimear Devlin from Dungannon recently donated gifts for patients of the Glenanne Unit at Craigavon Area Hospital.

Eimear raised the money to purchase the gift sets by participating in the Great North Run as well as hosting a flower demonstration evening.

Eimear hopes the gifts will be a nice treat for ladies, like her, who attend the Unit.