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Wed 28 Nov 2018 09:10 AM
Margaret Sheila McCULLOUGH

 McCULLOUGH - November 26, 2018, (peacefully) at hospital, Margaret Sheila, dearly beloved wife of the late Malcolm, 4 Gordonville, Annalong, much loved mother of Orva and Jeffrey, devoted grandmother of Paul, Robert, Claire, Kathryn and Sarah, dear mother-in-law, sister and aunt.

Funeral from her late home on Wednesday at 2.00pm to Annalong Presbyterian Church.

Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if desired, for Olde Forge Surgery or Southern Area Hospice, c/o Mrs Joy McCullough, 11 Ballykeel Road, Ballymartin BT34 4PL.

Will be sadly missed by all her family and friends.

"Precious memories."

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Wed 28 Nov 2018 09:08 AM
Eamonn McAteer

 McAteer (Kilmallock, Co. Limerick and formerly of Leicester) 25th November 2018 as a result of a tragic accident, Eamonn Thomas, dearly loved son of Edward and Ellen McAteer, Warrenpoint and formerly of Fathom Cross, Newry. Loving father of Daniel, best friend of Kate and brother of Helen, Patricia, Fiona, James, Julie, Celine and Kevin and brother-in-law of Brian, Chuck, Melv and Imelda.

May he rest in peace.
Eamonn’s remains will arrive at St. Peter’s Church, Warrenpoint. Co. Down on Thursday at 6pm. Funeral Mass on Friday at 10.30am followed by interment in Warrenpoint Municipal Cemetery.
Deeply regretted by his loving family and friends.
Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if desired, to Headway Newry c/o McAnulty Funeral Directors. 35, Church Street, Warrenpoint. BT34 3HN
House strictly private please.

Post Date :
Wed 28 Nov 2018 09:06 AM
Elizabeth (Betty) LYTTLE

 November 25th 2018 (Peacefully) at Daisy Hill Hospital, dearly loved wife of the late Norman formerly of Loughbrickland Road Gilford and loving Mother of Parrish and Sheldon. 

Funeral from her Son and Daughter in law’s home 50, Oakridge Banbridge on Tuesday at 10.30am for Service in Scarva Street Presbyterian Church at 11am. Committal afterwards in Banbridge New Cemetery. 

No flowers please. Donations in lieu may be sent if desired to William Bell and Co funeral Directors 23, Kenlis Street Banbridge BT32 3LR for Alzheimer’s Society.

Very Deeply Regretted

Post Date :
Wed 28 Nov 2018 09:04 AM
Very Rev. Fr. Patrick Gerald CONWAY

Conway (Newry) 25th November 2018 peacefully at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Very Rev. Fr. Patrick Gerald Conway, 52 Old Warrenpoint Road, Newry. Former P.P. of St Colman’s Dromore, Co. Down. Dearly beloved brother of Mary, Sheila, Monsignor Michael and the late John, Leo, Kevin, Lucy and Joan. May he Rest In Peace.

Reposing at his residence, until funeral on Wednesday at 12.15pm for concelebrated Requiem Mass at 1pm in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Cloughogue followed by burial in St Michael’s Cemetery, Killeen.

He will be fondly remembered by his fellow priests of the Dromore diocese, brother, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, close friends and the entire family circle. 

Any further enquires to Heaney Keenan Funeral Directors (028) 30262965

Post Date :
Wed 28 Nov 2018 09:03 AM
Denis Murphy

 MURPHY (2 King Street, Newcastle) Denis R.I.P. died November 24, 2018 peacefully at hospital. Dearly beloved husband of Etta. Loving brother, brother-in-law and uncle, who will be sadly missed by all. 

Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on his gentle soul. 

Requiem Mass on Monday November 26, 2018 at 12noon in the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, Newcastle. Burial afterwards in St Mary's Old Cemetery, Main Street, Newcastle. 

Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to Chest, Heart and Stroke Association c/o MJ Sawey and Sons, 9 Bryansford Ave, Newcastle BT33 0AX. 

Our Lady Queen of Knock pray for him

Post Date :
Wed 28 Nov 2018 09:01 AM

 McGINNIS Imelda, November 23, 2018, Carrickasticken Road, Forkhill, peacefully at Daisy Hill Hospital. 

Removal on Monday 26th from her late home at 10.30am for 11.00am Requiem Mass in St Mary's Church, Mullaghbawn. Burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery.

Sadly missed by her nieces Sheila, Bernadette, her nephew Sean and the entire family circle.

Post Date :
Tue 27 Nov 2018 08:04 PM
Newry Pool League Blog


Newry Pool League Blog

There wasn't much in the way of shocks in the last 16 of the Cunningham Cup. All the Premier Division big hitters are safely through at a canter. There were some big wins as half the games were won by 5 frames or more. Two 8-1 wins and two 7-2 saw some of the underdogs receive a severe beating.

The lowest ranked team left in the Cunningham Cup is Forester's B. They were taking on Glen Social Club. Both clubs are really struggling this season. Forester's are 3rd from bottom just 1 point off bottom spot in a really tight Division 2. Although if you were a real optimist then Forester's are only 2 points off 3rd place. 2 wins and 2 draws out of 8 isn't promotion form though.
Glen Social Club are rock bottom of Division 1 with 1 win and 2 draws. They are only 5 points off top spot but have lost some good players recently and the likes of Gerard Bagnall moving to Orchard Bar has left Glen favourites for the drop.

David O'Brien and Pat Hughes got the hosting Forester's B off to the perfect start with some good pool over Jay Kelly and Pat Rice.
Marty O'Brien and Stevie Quinn doubled the INF pubs' advantage when they stunned Daniel Shields and Paddy Morgan.
Mark Kidd and Kevin Sands opened Glen's account. Kidd is a Tottenham Hotspur supporter so our heart goes out to him. Sands considers himself an athlete and it was the Glen duo that had Barney O' Connor and Gerard O'Connell on the run.
Forester's led 2-1 going into the singles games but Glen would still be slight favourites to squeeze through.
Caolan O'Connor beat namesake Caolan Lonergan in a massive frame for Forester's. It was the confidence boost they needed and gave them belief to push on.
Marty O'Brien made it 4-1 when he stuffed out of sorts Ben Mackin. Forester's were in dreamland and 1 frame away from a place in the last 8.
Pat Hughes was the Forester's B hero when he edged out John Morgan for a famous 5-1 win.
Raymie Sands is a very skillful experienced player and it turned out a huge mistake playing him so far down the pecking order. David O'Brien found Sands in hot form and the scoreline was 5-2.
Peter Smyth was the captain who masterminded the Forester's win and he was delighted to add his name to winners party. He beat the useful Kevin Sands.
Stevie Quinn rounded off a stunning night when he beat Mark Kidd. Kidd had  already a win from earlier in the Pairs but Glen had downed tools and Quinn finished off a famous night with a resounding 7-2 win.

Whitecross and Hustlers had to work hard for their wins.
Nifty Fifty are top of Division 2 and in confident mood heading out to Whitecross.
Robbie Loughran and Axel Foley took the opener and after that good start they led 2-1 thanks to smart partnerships.
Shane and Cathal Phelan equalised but Aidan Griffin and Brendan McAllister showed they weren't there to make up the numbers as Nifty Fifty led 2-1 at they end of the Pairs.
Michael Feenan continued his good form and Shane Phelan won and Whitecross led 4-2.
Chris McKeown pulled it back to 4-3 for the INF side.
Alan Burke took the winning high fives and Cathal Phelan and Joseph McTaggart made it 6-3.

Hustlers were all square at 2-2 but St. Monnina B ran out of top quality players to sustain a good challenge.
Gwyn Trainor and Billy O'Neill then Denvor Jenkins and Ray Magee had Hustlers 2-1 in the Pairs. Sandwiched inbetween was an excellent win for Fred and Matt Cameron.
Declan Donnelly equalised to give Hustlers some food for thought.
Shane McAllister put Hustlers 3-2 up to put behind him a personally difficult start to the season.
Kevin Magee put Hustlers on the hill at 4-2 and super potter Ciaran O'Neill dragged the home side over the line for 5-2.
Billy O'Neill and Barry Murphy made it a comprehensive 7-2 win.
It's good to see players like Pete Donnelly still mixing it with the big guns and long may it continue. Its back to Division 2 for St. Monnina B.

Dee Kearney must think the Pool God's are conspiring against him as he picked up yet another defeat. He's had his disagreement's with Trainor's captain Niall McVerry and he just can't nail down a regular spot in their star studded team.
Eddie McCaughey and James O'Hagan, Jimmy McVerry and Seamus Graham then Sean Murray and Noel Bradley fired Trainor's into a commanding 3-0 lead against TJ's C.
Adam Carroll had one of the best results of the last 16 when he beat powerhouse Paddy Tavey to make it 3-1.
Niall McVerry then the potting machine Eddie McCaughey booked the last 8 spot for Trainors A.
Liam Bradley then Seamus McVerry made it 7-1 before the famous Nathan Crudden tamed Dee Kearney for 7-2.

CWC A are safely through to the last 8 winning 8-1. Kevin Lennon and Richard Fletcher had the cheek to win the opener for Bar 7 Warrenpoint but CWC A took all 8 remaining frames. Paddy Clarke won the all important 5th frame for CWC to get the win while Micky Cunningham picked up a rare win to make it 8-1.

Orchard Bar had a terrific win at the home of Windmill Bar. Orchard had their last 8 spot booked with a stunning 5-0 demolition job. New signing Gerard Bagnall sealing the win.
Davey Loughran bagged Windmill's solitary frame to make it 5-1.
Orchard stormed on for an 8-1 win.

McGuigan's struggled against Killeavy INF. It was 2-2 before McGuigan's pushed on for 5-2. John Hogan getting McGuigan's winning frame.
The South Armagh side won the last 2 to make it a tighter looking 5-4 to McGuigan's.

Red hot Ballyholland got a fright from Port Bar. Ballyholland are riding high in Division 1 while Port are on the back of some average results in Division 2.
Port Bar led 3-2 but when Giby Vettiankal levelled Ballyholland never looked back.
Colm Shield was the hero when he made it 5-3 to Ballyholland. Gerard McAvoy made it a 6-3 win for Ballyholland.


If teams like Nifty Fiftys want their achievements to get regular coverage on the blog then they need to put full names on the sheets.
Also Orchard Bar and St. Monnina B are  other teams who don't bother putting full names on scorecards. These players can't all be receiving DLA.
We in the blog would be grateful if all captains could spend an extra 30 seconds to fill in full names.
Thank You.

Also what an incredible amount of names entering this years individuals. 135 entries is phenomenal yet again.
The draw will be this Thursday night in cwc and as we are  the biggest and most Popular Blog in Newry will preview every single game like we always do.

So tune in for our massive blog on all Individuals with the biggest league in the country Thanks . 


Post Date :
Mon 26 Nov 2018 09:32 AM
Ann RUSSELL (née Keenan)

 Russell (Magheralagan, Downpatrick) Nee Keenan Ann RIP. 

Died 25th November 2018 peacefully at her late residence surrounded by her loving family. Dearly beloved wife of Liam and loving mother to Tom, Pamela, Eugene, Lianne and John. Dear mother in law of Tony, Stephen and Joanne. Cherished grandmother of Desmond, Daniel, Sean , Luke , Sam and Sinead . Much loved sister of Catherine. 

Funeral from her late residence 68 Drumcullen Road Downpatrick on Wednesday 28th November 2018 at 9.30 am for 10.00 am Requiem Mass in St Macartan’s Church, Loughinisland. Interment afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. 

Our lady of Lourdes pray for her.

Family flowers only please . Donations in lieu of flowers to Marie Curie C/o Seamus Fitzsimons Funeral Directors 24 English Street Downpatrick BT30 6AB. 

Very deeply regretted by the entire Russell family circle

Post Date :
Mon 26 Nov 2018 09:30 AM

 November 25, 2018, (suddenly) at hospital, dearly-beloved husband of the late Helen and much-loved father of Sandra and the late Andrew, dear father-in-law of Lynn and a loving grandfather and great-grandfather. Funeral Service in Downpatrick Presbyterian Church on Wednesday 28th November at 2.00 p.m. Interment afterwards in the adjoining churchyard. No flowers please. Donations may be made in lieu, if desired, to Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal c/o Charles Rourke and Sons, Funeral Directors, 51 Church Street, Downpatrick, BT30 6EH.

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Mon 26 Nov 2018 09:27 AM
James (Jim) Stranney

 Stranney (Downpatrick) James (Jim) RIP, passed peacefully 24th November 2018, at home 1 Racecourse Close, Downpatrick, surrounded by his loving family.

Beloved husband of the late Maureen, devoted father of Patricia, Joe and Róisín, dearest father in law of Brendan and Sally and a cherished grandfather and great grandfather.

Funeral from his late residence Monday 26th November at 1:30pm for 2.00pm Requiem Mass in St Patrick’s Church Downpatrick, interment in St Patrick’s Cemetery Legamaddy. 

Deeply regretted by his entire family circle, St Martin de Porres, pray for him.
Enquiries to Seamus Fitzsimons Funeral Directors tel 02844612563