Post Date :
Thu 06 Dec 2018 10:18 AM
Mary Downey (née Law)

 Downey nee Law December 3rd 2018 (Keady and formerly Lisnaskea) peacefully in Dunlarg Care Home Mary, loving mother of Robert, Kathleen and the late Jimmy. 

Her remains reposing at the Nursing Home from Tuesday evening. 
Funeral Service on Thursday in Dunlarg Home at 12 Noon with committal immediately afterwards to St Matthews Parish graveyard Keady. 

Deeply regretted and sorely missed by her loving family and friends. 

Safe in the Arms of Jesus. 

Further enquiries to Mone Funeral Directors 02837531236/07849293473


Post Date :
Wed 05 Dec 2018 09:24 AM

 Rooney (Castlewellan) 3/12/2018. Peacefully at Greenvale Private Nursing Home, Pat, dearly beloved husband of the late Mary and cherished father of Maura, Patrick, Caroline, Sharon and Philip R.I.P.

Pat’s remains will leave his late home 19 Mill Hill Castlewellan on Thursday at 9.15am to arrive at St. Malachy’s Church Castlewellan for 10.00am Requiem mass, burial afterward in family burial ground Aughlisnafin. 

On his soul sweet Jesus have mercy. 

Deeply regretted by his sorrowing daughters, sons, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and entire family circle. 

Mary Queen of the Gael pray for him.

Post Date :
Tue 04 Dec 2018 09:13 AM
Robert Ferguson (Fergie) Shaw

Shaw, December 2nd 2018, Robert Ferguson (Fergie), husband of the late Ellen (Len) and father of Margaret, Wilma, Janet and Jacqui. Friends and family welcome at his daughters homes in Newcastle and Bangor.

Funeral Service in Castlewellan Presbyterian Church on Wednesday 5th December at 11.30am followed by interment in Drumee Cemetery, Castlewellan Road.

Family flowers only, please. Donatons in lieu to N.I. Chest, Heart & Stroke, please make cheques payable to McClure's Donation Account) c/o McClure's Funeral Service, 17 Dundrum Road, Newcastle BT33 0BG.

Will be sadly mised by his loving daughters and the entire family circle

Post Date :
Mon 03 Dec 2018 09:11 AM
Pakeeza Tariq

 Tariq (Warrenpoint Co. Down) 1st December 2018, peacefully at St. Joseph’s Nursing Home, Warrenpoint, Pakeeza, loving mother of Rafay and Sana 17, Dromore Heights, Warrenpoint and cherished grandmother of Zenith, Renata, Adam and Zara and sister of Iqbal, Babar and Azma.

Her remains will arrive at St. Peter’s Parish Centre, Warrenpoint on Tuesday for 11.45am Prayer Service. Burial afterwards in Warrenpoint Municipal Cemetery.
Deeply regretted by her loving family and friends.

Post Date :
Mon 03 Dec 2018 09:10 AM
Sr Jean RYAN

 Ryan (Newry) 1st December 2018 peacefully at Daisy Hill Hospital, Sr Jean, St Clare’s Convent, 12 Ashgrove Avenue. May she rest in peace. 

Funeral on Monday after 12noon requiem mass in the Convent Chapel burial afterwards in St Clare’s Convent Cemetery High Street Newry. 

St Clare and St Francis pray for her. 

She will be sadly missed by her sisters in community and the congregation on St Clare, nephews, niece and entire family circle

Post Date :
Mon 03 Dec 2018 09:09 AM
Hugh John McPolin

 McPOLIN (Hilltown) - 1st December 2018, Hugh John. R.I.P. Peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family.

Beloved husband of Jean, loving father of Attracta and Jayne, devoted granda of Rory, Connor, Cara, Stephen and Aislinn and father-in-law of Seamus McClean and Emmett Keenan.

His remains will leave his late residence 40 Bryansford Road, Hilltown on Monday at 11.15am for 12.00noon Requiem Mass in the Church of St John the Evangelists, Ballymaghery, Hilltown. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

St Padre Pio pray for him.

Deeply regretted by his sorrowing wife, daughters, grandchildren, sons-in-law, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces and the entire family circle.

Family Flowers only. Donations in lieu of flowers if desired to MS Oxygen Centre, Newry and MacMillan.


Post Date :
Mon 03 Dec 2018 09:07 AM
Jeremiah (Jerry) SHEEHAN

 SHEEHAN (Kilkeel Co. Down and Banteer Co. Cork) November 30th 2018, peacefully surrounded by his loving family, Jeremiah (Jerry)

68 Manse Road Kilkeel, Co.Down and formerly of Main St. Banteer, Co Cork. Beloved husband of the late Treasa and much loved father of Kathleen, Fr. Diarmuid, Eoghan, Maire, Eimer, Sean and Ronan.

Reposing at his home (68 Manse Road) from 2pm. on Saturday 1st December, until removal at 12.30pm on Sunday 2nd December 
to St. Colman's Church, Massforth, Kilkeel, for vigil prayers at 1.00pm. The family will then accompany Jerry's remains to McCarthy's Funeral Home, Banteer Co. Cork.

Reposing on Monday evening from 5pm, followed by removal at 8.30pm to St. Fursey's Church, Banteer.

Requiem Mass on Tuesday at 12 noon, followed by burial in the local cemetery.

Mary Queen of the Gael, pray for him.

Post Date :
Mon 03 Dec 2018 09:03 AM
Karen Elizabeth Kelly (née Boyd)

 Kelly (née Boyd) – Karen Elizabeth (Kaz), 29th November 2018, suddenly at hospital, surrounded by her loving family and friends, late of Kilkeel and Greyabbey. Much loved mum of Nathan and Aaron, dearly loved daughter of Gloria and the late Samuel Hill Boyd, cherished sister of David, Gloria, Lyle and Mark. Funeral Service will be held at 2.00pm on Tuesday 4th December 2018 in Trinity Presbyterian Church, Greyabbey, followed by burial in Greyabbey Cemetery. All enquiries to Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ (028 427 57222). Lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all her family and friends

Post Date :
Sun 02 Dec 2018 09:19 PM
Newry Pool League Blog


Whitecross stunned current Premier Division Champions CWC A in the Newry and District Pool League and gave leaders Trainor's a huge boost towards winning their 1st ever top tier league title.

Accross the City the Champions elect were on their way to a demolition job on the Hustlers taking the points at 5-0. CWC were getting dragged in a right scrap with Whitecross in the Working Men's Club.

There was no surprise when the teamsheets were released that Kieran McMahon would play Michael Feenan. Shane Phelan was brave in his picks and decided to fight fire with fire. It was 'The Machine' verses the 'Tornado'. McMahon boasted an unblemished record of 8 league wins from 8 games. Feenan had 6 wins from 8. Both players have 1 break finish each so far and both players fear No One!
When McMahon fouled he left Feenan a tricky looking table. Feenan has moved up a gear this season and the Formula Karting employee left McMahon for dust clearing the table with unnerving accuracy. It was a huge frame for Whitecross to win and Kieran McMahon's dream of going the whole season unbeaten was obliterated by a touch of sheer class. The 'Tornado' has finally arrived and is ready to wreak havoc. The Premier Division - "you have been warned" . 1-0 Whitecross.
Shane Phelan would have fancied his chances against Bernie Magee. Magee has played all 8 league games and only winning half of them is below his normally high standards. Phelan edged the tactical battle and improved his record to 7 wins from 9 while Magee lost his 6th game of the season. 2-0 Whitecross.
Brian O'Neill has impressed massively this season for Whitecross winning some crucial pressure games. But Harvey Lavelle is a cut above most and it was taxi boss Lavelle that won the fare and pulled it back to 2-1.
A confident in form Alan Burke is worth and extra 7 or 8 points a season for Whitecross. Burke won his 3rd frame out of 7 when he played  Terry McNally to fire Whitecross 3-1 up.
Current individual champion Paddy Clarke was in sensational form. He broke and cleared for his 1st dish of the season. It was simply devine pool from the money player and improved his record to 6 wins a 2 defeats so far. Opponent Gareth McCann only has 2 wins from the 8 he's played. For change there was nothing he could do about it as he watched on in awe of Clarke.
Now it was 3-2 and CWC in the ascendancy.
Cathal Phelan is having a horror show this season for Whitecross. It was a dangerous game by captain Shane Phelan to play Cathal 6th as he would no only too well Pat Brady would be waiting. Going into this game Brady had won the same amount of games that Phelan had lost - 6. Brady won his last 4 after surprisingly losing twice early in the season. The confident Brady was too strong for Phelan and it was all square 3-3 with 2 to play.
Gavin Malone's record of 3 wins from 8 prior to his game was abysmal and Micky Cunningham had'nt much to do to put  malone back into his corner. Nobody was expecting a high quality frame and its just as well. Cunningham made the least mistakes and edged it to put CWC A 4-3 up and on the brink of a massive 2 points.
It looked like Whitecross had thrown the match away losing the last 3 frames to trail 4-3. Seamus McGeoghegan is one of the most experienced players in the Newry Pool League. He had won his last 2 games but with only 4 wins a 3 defeats, the tactical legend was far from unbeatable. Joseph McTaggart had lost his last 2 and won his previous 2 in the only 4 league games he's played so far.
McTaggart was cueing well and his attacking style was too much for the tactical McGeoghegan. Jokie potted the final black of the night to send Whitecross delirious.
Some of their players partied into the small hours to celebrate this most unlikely draw.

Eddie McCaughey, Niall McVerry, Jimmy McVerry, Seamus McVerry and Paddy Tavey wrapped the 2 points for a 5-0 win for leaders Trainor's Bar. Hustlers finally hit back when Shane McAllister inflicted James O'Hagan's 3rd defeat in a row.
Sean Murray won his 3rd in a row to make it 6-1 but Hustlers had the final say when Kevin Magee beat Seamus Graham to finish the scoring 6-2.
Hustlers captain Kevin Magee will surely have had a wee word in the ear of Dee Kearney who didn't even make the Trainor's sub bench. This story line would be the envy of the writers at Eastenders. McVerry doesn't rate Kearney while Kearney thinks he's too good not to start every week. Players miss two or three games and come straight back in in front of Kearney. Kearney has decisions to make about his future but at this moment we're being left hanging like a good old Eastenders cliffhanger.

We in the blog are delighted to give Orchard Bar the next write up. Not because they had a comfortable win away to Nan's Rams but because they finally filled in the card with full names on it. So we've gave them some attention this week as a special treat for them.
Orchard are sitting in a healthy 3rd place in the league, 2 points clear of Whitecross Bar in 4th. 4 wins, 3 draws and only 2 defeats leaves them only 3 points behind current champions CWC A.
Tony McGovern and new signing Jamie Fletcher have been on a different level this season. They're playing to a league challenging level. Tony McGovern has an incredible 8 wins from 9 games after his win over Mark Pentony. 1-0 Orchard Bar.
Nan's are rock bottom with no wins and only the 2 draws. They offered little resistance to the rampant Orchard.
The sensational Jamie Fletcher looked decent with Boyds but not exceptional. He's moved up a level and not only is he holding his own, he's been blasting opponents away with some stunning pool. Fletcher beat Pat McClenaghan for his 6th win on the bounce and his 7th in 8 games. 2-0 Orchard.
David Cromie needed to slow the talented Andrew Chan down to make it 3-0. David Cromie has only played 5 games but remarkably he's won all 5.
Nan's finally breathed life into the contest when Jimmy O'Hare beat Brendy Devlin. It was Devlin's 4th defeat of the campaign. His 5 wins to date have been crucial for though for high flying Orchard. 3-1.
Two exciting players contested the 5th frame of the night. Mal Maguire was good but not good enough to beat Darren Devlin and it was 4-1. After a bad start Devlin has won 4 of his last 5 games and 3 of his 4 defeats came in the 1st 4 games of the season.
Mervyn Kernaghan is the man for the big occasion. He is a big game player. He lost 4 games out of 4 that he played early in the season but he has now won his last 2 after beating Micky Lennon. That was the 2 points in the bag and 3rd place secured at 5-1.
Liam Turley is a super potter but he's finding life in the Premier Division a whole lot tougher. He suffered his 6th defeat on Thursday night and with only the 1 win he badly needs a confidence boost. Leigh McAlinden putting him to the sword this time. 5-2.
Noel Malcomson picked up his 1st win of the season although he's only played 3. Malcomson is a good solid player and will be a good addition if the can keep him interested. He beat Rony O'Reilly to make it 6-2.
The Rams were at home and more dropped just leaves them closer to The Premier Division exit door. For Orchard the aim must be to catch CWC and nab 2nd spot in the league.

McGuigan's Bar eased their relegation fears with a powerful performance over the hapless Bears.
Conor O'Hare, Damien Flanagan, Gerard McGuigan and John Hogan had McGuigan's 4-0 up.
Pat Byrne put on a potting masterclass to beat Paul Murphy to take the points at 5-0.
Ralph Crummy made it 5-1 but Nicky Langton showed that McGuigan's were still hungry and he made it 6-1.
Eddie Heaney won again for Bears to make it 6-2.
Its tight at the bottom of the table. Well its tight above Nan's with Hustlers, Bears and McGuigan's all looking to avoid the relegation trap door that looms large!

The draw for the individuals is out now so check it out on Destination Newry.
Don't forget we will preview each and every single draw so keep an eye out for that one.


Pairs Entries being taken soon.


Post Date :
Sun 02 Dec 2018 02:58 PM
Newry Pool League Individuals Being Played Thursday 17th January 2019


Newry Pool League Individuals

Sponsored By Destination Newry


To Be Played @ Millvale

John Mc Murray (TJ’s B)  v Cathal Phelan (W/cross) Winner Plays  Gavin Malone (W/Cross)


Brian Harte (St Moninna A)  v Adrian Larkin (TJ’s B) Winner Plays James O’Hagan (Trainors)


Barry Murphy (Hustlers) v Bernie Magee (CWC A) Winner Plays John Hogan (McGuigans)



To Be Played @Newry Foresters

 Aaron O’Callaghan (Windmill) v Brendan Devlin (Orchard) Winner Plays Nathan Crudden (TJs C)


Cricky McGuigan (CWC B) v Ryan Diamond (Millvale)Winner Plays Brian O/Neill (W/cross)


Thomas Mc Guinness  (St Monnina A)  v  Brendan McAllister (Nifty Fiftys)


Jamie McManus (TJs C) v Billy O’Neill (Hustlers)


To Be Played @CWC

Girby Vettiankal (B/Holland) v Diarmuid Lonergan (Bears) Winner Plays Pat Quinn (J. Murphys)


Mark Trainor (Trainors B) v Darren Devlin (Bosco A)  Winner Plays Terry McNally (CWC A)


Niall McQuillan) (Ballyholland) v Andrew Mackin (St Moninna A)Winner Plays Harvey Lavelle (CWC )


To Be Played @ Ballyholland

Jamie Heaney (TJs C) v Ralph Crummy (Bears)


Shane Durnin (TJs C) v Kevin Magee (Hustlers) Winner Plays Sean  Pentony (Nifty Fiftys)


Paul McAreavey (McGuigans) v  Martin White (John Murphys)


Killian McDonald (Millvale) v Kieran Cummins (Bosco A


To Be Played @ Nans

Ryan Gray (TJs C)  v  Joe Magill (Hustlers)


Seamus Graham (Trainors A) v Tony McGovern (Orchard)


Neil Heaney (Bears) v Colm McCann (Millvale)


Kevin Lennon (No. 7) v Gareth McCann (Whitecross)


To Be Played @ TJ’s Table 1

Paddy Clarke (CWC A) v Aidan Griffin (Nifty Fiftys)


Henry McLoughlin (McSwiggans) v Mervyn Kernaghan (Orchard)


Michael Feenan (Whitecross) v Stephen Teggart (St Moninna A)


Eugene McDermott (Bears) v Shane McAllister (Hustlers)


To Be Played @ John Murphys

Benny Hoey (Millvale) v Gareth Trainor (Nifty Fiftys)


Seamus McVerry (Trainors A) v Emmet McParland (CWC B)


Damien McArdle (Nifty Fiftys) v Rony O’Reilly (Nans)


John Little (Nifty Fiftys) v Anthony Reynolds (John Murphys)


To Be Played @Windmill

PJ McDaniels (Orchard) v Denvoir Jenkins (Hustlers)


Anthony Ryan (TJs B) v William Hughes (Millvale)


 Jay  Kelly (Glen)  v Andrew Connolly (McSwiggans)


Brendan McNally (Trainors B) v Jamie Fletcher (Orchard)


To Be Played @ Whitecross

Michael O’Hanlon (Whitecross) v Chris O’Hare (No. 7)


Eddie McCaughey (Trainors A) v Paddy McCann (St Moninna A)


 Alan Burke (Whitecross)  v  Shane Cunningham  ((No 7)


Pat Byrne (McGuigans) v Mike Nugent (Trainors B)


To Be Played @ St Monnina

 Tommy Mooney (Trainors B) v Jim McMahon (Ballyholland)


Cailum McParland (CWC B) v Niall Rice (TJs B)


Sean Murray (Trainors A) v Darren O’Hanlon (John Murphys)


Matthew O’Brien (TJs C) v Pat Brady (CWC A)


To Be Played @Bellini’s

Ciaran O’Neill (Hustlers) Kieran McMahon (CWC A)


John Daly (John Murphys) v Declan Magee (Bosco B)


Raymond Loughran (Nifty Fiftys) v Colm Shields (Ballyholland)


Jimmy McVerry (Trainors A) v Leigh McAlinden (Nans)


To Be Played @ McSwiggans


Adrian Murphy (Millvale) v Gerard Bagnall (Orchard)


Seamus McGeoghegan (CWC A) v Micheal Campbell (TJs B)


Gary Cowan (TJs B) v Mark Maguire (Nans)


To Be Played @Mc Guigans

Raymond McKenna (CWC A) v Tommy Rooney (CWC B)


Luke Phelan (Trainors B) v Conor Heaney (Windmill)


Paddy Tavey (Trainors A) v Brendan McVerry (Bears)


 Conor Mc Quiad  (St Monnina A)  v  Gerard Mc Guigan (McGuigans)


To Be Played@ Trainors

Micky Cunningham (CWC A) v Mark Pentony (Nans)


Charlie Doherty (Trainors B) v Cathal McCoy (Trainors A)


Seamus Keenan (Bears) v Liam Turley (Orchard)


Brian McGeough (Windmill ) v Conor O’Hare (McGuigans)


To Be Played@ Orchard Bar

 Mark Kidd (Glen) v Shane Phelan (Whitecross)


Gary Powell (Bears) v Niall McVerry (Trainors A)


Martin Conroy (McGuigans) v Kevin Crilly (John Murphys)


Adam Carroll (TJs C) v Damien Kearney (Trainors A)



To Be Played@ Tj’s Table 2

Shane McVerry (Bosco B) v  Declan Brady (St Moninna A)


Ben McClorey (Bosco B) v John Magee (Bosco B)


Gerard McEvoy (Ballyholland) v Michael Teggart (St Moninna A)


Micky Lennon  ( Nans )    v   Raymond Magee (Hustlers)


To Be Played@ Bosco

Paul Murphy (Bears) v Richard Fletcher (No. 7)


David Cromie (Orchard) v Cailum Lonergan (Glen)


 Barry Kelland (CWC B) v Liam Bradley (Trainors A)