“This was a callous and brazen attack in which the injured party could easily have lost their life and a motive for it remains unclear at present. I would appeal that anyone with information or who may have noticed any suspicious activity in the Drumgullion area contact Detectives at Ardmore on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 1331 of 24/10/17. Alternatively, if someone would prefer to provide information anonymously they can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
Sinn Féin has welcomed confirmation that the Department of Infrastructure is engaging with the Equality Commission over proposed changes to legislation governing who can drive a minibus.
Down County Board Updates
The AGM will take place on Monday 23rd October 2017, at 8 pm in the Thierafurth Inn, Kilcoo. As you are all aware we are moving into a big year ahead, with our 25 years anniversary and the Feile taking place in Down. It is important that we have all our positions filled and we look forward to new members coming on board to our committee.
Remember you are the county board, and you elect your officers, but we will be asking for more help. Please do not put a nominee on without asking the person first.
U18/Minors - BORN 2000/2001 ONLY
Trials are starting in DECEMBER 2017; can all clubs please spread the word and encourage all players to participate. Further details will be published closer to the time.
Down U15/16 Academy – BORN 2002 / 2003 ONLY
U15 girls held their last Down Academy on Sunday prior to the Ulster Blitz THIS Saturday in Mid Ulster Sports Arena Cookstown. With 4 teams entered there will certainly be a lot of playing time. This is an excellent opportunity for the girls to represent their county and for many wearing the county jersey for the first time. Many thanks to Ballykinler GAC for use of their facilities over past 6 weeks.
Down U13/14 - BORN 2004 ONLY
The Down U14 trials for the 2018 squad (girls born 2004) got underway at St Patrick’s Grammar School, Downpatrick on Sunday afternoon. A total of 46 girls turned out to give their all and try to stake their claim for a place on the championship squad. The girls showed great intensity and work rate throughout the mini-games and were really focussed. A big thank you to all the girls for their commitment and fantastic attitude. It was also great to see a few new faces that had not attended the Academy which finished up the week before. The trials will continue next weekend. Day and times to be confirmed as it depends on pitch availability.
Down U12 Academy - BORN 2005 ONLY
The academy continues on Sunday 29th from 10 am to 11:30 am at the Bann Road, Castlewellan.
Keep up to date with fixtures via the website and social media.
• The Peter Corrigan Political Lecture takes place on Thursday 26th October 2017 at 7pm in the Harps Social Club, Loughgall Rd, Armagh.
Slieve Gullion Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Larkin has welcomed work carried out by the Roads service on the Foughilletra Road at Jonesborough.
Down County Board Updates
"We in this Council area are deeply saddened to learn of the death of a man in an incident in Ravensdale. There have been numerous reports of fallen trees, power cuts and storm damage throughout our Council area. I want to also commend the efforts of all those who have been at the front line of the task of dealing with the impact of Storm Ophelia and I ask members of the public not to endanger themselves or any of our Emergency personnel by taking any unnecessary risk".
Mickey Brady MP Chris Hazard MP Dáire Hughes Sinn Féin Cllr Roisin Mulgrew Martina Anderson MEP
Detectives have charged a 29 year old man with a number of offences including possession of a class A drug, possession of a class A drug with intent to supply and possessing criminal property. He is due to appear at Newry MC on Wednesday 8th November. As is normal procedure all charges are reviewed by the PPS.
Photo Sinn Féin MPs In Brussels this week