POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Tue 21 Feb 2017 01:23 PM

The annual Spring lake 5k and 10k run has been pencilled into the diary for April 2nd, more details in next weeks notes and updates will be on the clubs website along with Facebook and twitter.


It has been a great week for two of our young Senior Camogie players, both Caitriona Caldwell and Nicola McCabe were part of the University of Jordanstown team that won the Purcell shield in Abbotstown last week against a strong Trinity college. The girls followed this up on Sunday past when they lined out for the Senior County Camogie team against last years Intermediate All Ireland Champions Kilkenny, a tight affair seen the camogs lose by just 2 points.

The Annual awards dinner dance will be held on St 4th March, tickets are £20 each with Oision McConville as guest speaker, please contact Kevan Sweeny for tickets.

This weeks lotto numbers are 7,20,24,25. There was no jackpot winner, next weeks jackpot £3900, tickets in usual outlets around the town.

POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Mon 20 Feb 2017 09:42 AM

Annual Dinner Dance

The club’s annual dinner dance takes place next Saturday night, 25th February in the Canal Court Hotel. Having picked up the Armagh and Ulster club titles in 2016 our senior ladies will be guests of honour on the night. Everyone is invited to come along to what should be a brilliant night to celebrate our successes from last year, including of senior ladies and our minor boys who the Division 1B league title. Entry fee is £30 per head and is payable at the door on the night. Dinner will be served at 7.00pm.

 
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 was postponed on Saturday morning due to the poor weather conditions and a very wet pitch. 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
 
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 continues on Thursday night at 6.00pm in Correnshigo. All our U16 footballers are asked to meet at the Shane's at 5.40pm sharp on Thursday evening. 
 
U16 Girls
Circuit training for our U16 girls continues this Tuesday evening 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. Training for the U14 boys continues every Thursday evening at 7.00pm and Sunday morning at 11.30am at the Shane’s.
 
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. Training for this age group continues next Saturday afternoon at 4.00pm at the Shane’s and all players are requested to attend.
 
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.
 
U8s
Training for U8 footballers takes place every Sunday at 11.00am at the field and all players at this age group are asked to attend. All boys and girls at this age group are welcome to come along.
 
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 continues this coming Tuesday evening, 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. The senior camogs train every Monday and Wednesday evening from 6.30pm – 8.00pm at the Shane’s field.
 
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.
 
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 our ladies’ footballers Blaithin Mackin and Jessica Watters who picked up their Ulster Schools All-Stars last Friday night…. well done girls.
 
Congratulations
Congratulations to our former ladies’ footballer Grainne McTaggart on the birth of her baby daughter Riodhna. 
 
Best Wishes
Best wishes and a speedy recovery to our senior ladies’ footballer Claire Garvey who is currently recovering following recent fall.
 
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 6, 19, 21 & 22. There were no jackpot winners and 1 x match three winner. The jackpot now stands at £5,100.
 
Condolences
Everyone at the club would like to offer their sympathy to the family of Oliver Kenny who died last recently. Oliver was the father of our minor footballer James Kenny. Sympathies also to the family of Kathleen McGuinness who died recently. Kathleen was the aunt of our senior footballer Sean McLoughlin and our Cairde member Grace McLoughlin. May both Oliver and Kathleen rest in peace. 
POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Fri 17 Feb 2017 01:22 PM

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust has hosted a special celebration event to share and learn from some of the Best Practice across Allied Health Professional Services.

 
Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) is the name given to the group of health care staff distinct from nurses and doctors, who offer a wide range of services and support to patients and clients. AHPs include Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Dietitians Orthoptists, Radiographers, Orthotists, Prosthetists and Art, Drama and Music Therapists. 
 
The event brought together AHPs from across all disciplines along with other health and social care staff to hear directly from service users, families and advocates about their experiences of AHP services. Topics included specialist stroke AHP rehabilitation, Speech and Language Therapy improvements for children, Radiography led fertility clinics , positive patient outcomes following interventions from Orthoptics, Podiatry, Physiotherapy and OT. 
 
Many of the stories shared by patients and posters displayed at the event demonstrating service improvements have won national, international and regional recognition.
 
Guest speakers also included Hazel Winning, Lead AHP Officer for the Department of Health and Dr Jacqui Lunday Johnstone, AHP Lead from the Scottish Government who shared the strategic visions and shared learning from a NI and Scottish perspectives.  
 
Speaking at the event Angela McVeigh, Executive Director of Nursing and Allied Health Professionals for the Southern Health and Social Care Trust said: 
 
“Allied Health Professionals play such a vital role in ensuring safe, high quality care with a dedicated focus on supporting clients to self-manage their conditions to help them return to education, employment and other normal daily activities. 
 
“From diagnosis and assessment to delivering treatment right through to rehabilitation, they have a huge influence on the patient journey. We are continually looking for ways to help improve the services we provide, whilst at the same time keep up to date with the latest clinical developments and recommendations. 
 
“Our Service Users and Trust staff have shown meaningful partnership commitment to improving the   experience of patients and carers by participating today.  We particularly would like to thank all our service users, their carers’ and advocates, who have been so willing to openly share their experiences on what works well and how we can improve in shaping future services that will meet the growing demands of our population.”
 
Carmel Harney, Assistant Director for AHP Governance, Workforce Development and Training added: 
“AHPs are key to transforming Health, Care and Wellbeing in Northern Ireland working in partnership with other sectors like education, housing, leisure, employment and learning and the criminal justice system. AHPs impact on the wider determinants of health and are pivotal to delivering the transformation agenda for health and social care.” 
POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Fri 17 Feb 2017 12:03 PM

Sinn Féin's Pat Sheehan has welcomed the investment of £750,000 by health minister Michelle O'Neill into suicide prevention and mental health programmes. 

 

The Sinn Féin health spokesperson said; 

 

"I welcome this announcement from my party colleague and health minister of an additional  £750,000 investment in suicide prevention and mental health programmes. 

 

"More than 60 groups right across the north will access this funding to address specific health needs for mental and emotional wellbeing, suicide prevention, drugs and alcohol support services and support for vulnerable groups. 

 

"This investment will ensure that positive mental health programmes, which are community-based and delivered by local organisations remain a priority. 

 

"This is yet another example of a Sinn Féin minister making a positive difference to the lives of people in the community." 

POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Thu 16 Feb 2017 09:32 AM

Sinn Féin's Conor Murphy has welcomed confirmation from health minister Michelle O'Neill that Daisy Hill Hospital will be a key part of the acute hospital infrastructure. 

Mr Murphy said; 

"I invited my party colleague and health minister Michelle O'Neill to Daisy Hill hospital and I was delighted to welcome her to the hospital today alongside Megan Fearon. 

"During the visit Minister O'Neill confirmed that Daisy Hill will be part of the acute hospital infrastructure in the future, which is great news for the local area. 

"This confirmation ensures that Daisy Hill will continue to deliver a first-class service to the local community. 

"The heath minister also visited the hospital's emergency department and had a very positive meeting with more than 60 members of staff to update them on the transformation of the health service." 

POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Thu 16 Feb 2017 09:20 AM
SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood launched the SDLP’s policy document ‘Securing our Place in Europe’ in Newry today. The document includes detailed proposals for attaining EU special status for Northern Ireland after Brexit.
 
Mr Eastwood said, “Brexit was a seismic event on the political Richter scale and its aftershocks will shape the islands of Ireland and Britain for years to come. Its magnitude cannot be underestimated.
 
“However, in the North we are faced with a collapsed government who failed to even produce a government document on Brexit. 
 
“It is becoming increasingly clear that Sinn Féin and the DUP seem happy to allow the British Government to enforce direct rule after this election.
 
“James Brokenshire does not speak and cannot speak for our people - yet Sinn Féin and the DUP are prepared to surrender him that power. 
 
“The only way to stop that happening is by electing an alternative government on March 2nd.
 
“In January, Theresa May belatedly set out her vision of a post-Brexit Britain. It is now our job and our duty to set out our own vision as to how a post-Brexit Ireland will look.
 
“Special status means that the vote in the North last June is respected.
“Special status means that the political authority of devolved institutions are respected, giving them the opportunity to shape Brexit in their respective regions.
 
“Special status means that our economy, our society and our political agreements are protected. It means that we retain the four freedoms of the European Union and that we do not see the return of border checks on this island.
 
“Special status means that what we have, we hold.
 
“The document we launched today will be the first of many papers the SDLP will publish and submit as part of the extensive and varied set of negotiations in the years ahead.
 

“Given the scale and depth of its significance to this island and its future - Brexit will be top of the SDLP agenda in post-election negotiations. It is our number one priority now and it will remain our number one priority.” 

POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Thu 16 Feb 2017 09:14 AM

The Southern Trust had information stands displayed in Craigavon and Newry this week to celebrate Care Day NI, an event co-ordinated by VOYPIC (Voice of Young People in Care) on February 15. 

Care Day NI offers an opportunity for Health Organisations to raise the profile of children in care and care leavers, and allow young people to highlight their positive experiences. 

Children and Young People’s Services across the Trust celebrated stories of success, promoting care and sharing experiences, through information stands which were hosted by young people from the 16 Plus Service.     

The stands were held in Craigavon Area Hospital and The Quays Shopping Centre, Newry.   

The Southern Trust’s Director of Children’s and Young People’s Services, Paul Morgan, was delighted with the efforts to celebrate the national event. 

“We are proud of all of our young people and delighted that so many of them have participated in promoting Care Day. 

“We hope that when local people hear the positive experiences of our young people and the difference that a foster carer can make to their life that they may consider finding out more.” 

If you are interested in becoming a foster carer, the Family Placement Team would love to hear from you on Tel: 028 3833 7181.  

Click here to find out more about Care Day.  

POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Wed 15 Feb 2017 09:19 AM

A new campaign has been launched this week to remind people how to use the GP Out of hours service (GPOOH).

Dr Sandra Elliott, Medical Manager for GPOOH says; “GP Out of Hours is only for patients with urgent care needs that cannot wait until their own GP surgery re-opens. Unfortunately we receive many calls about non urgent conditions. This places huge pressure on the service and means people with real urgent problems sometimes aren’t seen as quickly as they could be.” 

The new campaign aims to get this message across using targeted social media, radio and outdoor advertising. 

Dr Elliott adds: “People often phone for minor problems such as colds, sore throats sprains, hangovers, headlice, nappy rash, needing repeat prescriptions or even because they were just too busy during the day to contact their own GP service. When GPOOH is misused like this, it can cause delays for someone with a genuine urgent problem. So we are encouraging everyone to wait if you can, and only call us if you can’t.” 

How the service works:  

  • GP Out of Hours is available from 6pm to 8am Monday to Friday, all day Saturday, Sunday and on Bank Holidays.
  • Always phone first on 028 3839 9201. 
  • A specially trained call handler takes the patient’s details and codes the call (Emergency/Urgent/Routine).
  • The call then transfers to a computerised list which the Clinicians, including GPs Nurses and Pharmacists, work through to prioritise.  

A clinician will phone the patient back to make an assessment. About 50% of patients receive telephone advice or may need a prescription but do not need to attend a centre. A minority of housebound patients will receive a home visit and others may be advised to attend a more appropriate service like the Minor Injuries Unit, Emergency Department or the Emergency Dental service.

To view the latest infomercial click here.

POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Mon 13 Feb 2017 09:57 AM

Annual Dinner Dance

The club’s annual dinner dance takes place on Saturday 25th February in the Canal Court Hotel. Having picked up the Armagh and Ulster club titles in 2016 our senior ladies will be guests of honour on the night. Everyone is invited to come along to what should be a brilliant night to celebrate our successes from last year, including of senior ladies and our minor boys who the Division 1B league title. Entry fee is £30 per head and is payable at the door on the night.
 
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. Despite the cold weather conditions there was another huge turnout 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
 
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 continues on Thursday night at 6.00pm in Correnshigo. All our U16 footballers are asked to meet at the Shane's at 5.40pm sharp on Thursday evening. 
 
U16 Girls
Circuit training for our U16 girls continues this Tuesday evening 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. Training for the U14 boys continues every Thursday evening at 7.00pm and Sunday morning at 11.30am at the Shane’s.
 
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. Training for this age group starts next Saturday 18th February at 4.00pm at the Shane’s and all players are requested to attend.
 
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.
 
U8s
Training for U8 footballers takes place every Sunday at 11.00am at the field and all players at this age group are asked to attend. All boys and girls at this age group are welcome to come along.
 
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 on Monday, 13th February at 8.30pm. All committee members are asked 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.
 
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 our underage footballer Brianna Mathers who has been named in the Armagh Ladies U15 squad for 2017. Well done also to another of our underage players, Caolan O’Hare, who was part of the Abbey team which won the Ulster First Year blitz last week.
 
Congratulations
Congratulations to the Whitecross céilí dancers who claimed the All -Ireland Scór na nÓg title in Belfast on Saturday night. 
 
Best Wishes
Best wishes to a good friend of the club, Donna Sloan, who is currently recovering at home following a short stay in hospital.
 
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 16, 19, 26 & 27. There were no jackpot winners and 1 x lucky dip winner. The jackpot has now creeped over the £5,000 mark and now stands at £5,050.
POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Fri 10 Feb 2017 11:59 AM

Police are appealing for information following the report of a car on fire at Ballyvalley Road, Mayobridge in the early hours of this morning, Friday, 10 February at approximately 2.25am. 

 
A vehicle was extensively damaged and an adjacent house sustained damage to the windows, guttering and plasterwork.
 
There were four adults in the house at the time. No one sustained any injuries.
 
Detective Constable David Skillen would appeal to anyone who may have noticed any suspicious activity in the area or anyone who has any information to contact Police at Newry on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 84 10/02/17.
 
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.