Monthly Archives: February 2011

EDAC Notes: Jimmy's Ten Just Round The Corner

A BUSY weekend on the running front with a first class series of cross country races in the magnificent setting of the Stormont Estate, where over 260 primary school boys and girls took part writes Joe Quinn. Among them were Eimear Connor and Aoife Cochrane who placed 14th and 25th…

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Lyric Gets Boost With Playwright-In-Residence

THE Lyric Theatre has revealed that a Playwright-in-Residence will take up a year’s post at the theatre when it opens in May 2011. The newly appointed writer, David Ireland, will be a key associate artist for the Lyric as new writing talent is central to the theatre’s artistic policy. David’s…

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Protection Bond Call By McAleenan For Vacant Properties

DOWN District SDLP Councillor Anne McAleenan tabled a notice of motion to  Down District Council at tonight’s full council meeting (28th February) in respect of housing developments across the district.  Councillor McAleenan has called on the Government to form a register of all housing developments which are unadopted. The motion…

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Murlough Community Association Welcomes New Tenants To Burrendale

MURLOUGH Community Association has launched a Welcome Pack which will be issued to all new tenants moving into the Burrendale estate. The Welcome Pack not only provides information on the activities of the local Community Association, it also contains telephone numbers of local agencies providing services in the area, and…

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St Patrick Gets On His Bike For The Stroke Association

SPRING is on the way and the Stroke Association Northern Ireland are encouraging people to get on their bikes and hit the road for stroke! The St.Patrick’s Bike Ride takes place on Sunday 20th March in Downpatrick and cyclists have a choice of completing a leisurely 5 mile route or…

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RGU Notes

THE  junior handballers had mixed fortunes on Sunday 27th in the Ulster Championships. Kevin Polly and Hugh Dornan were beaten by a strong Monaghan pairing in the U-14 doubles. This was their first taste of action at this level and the experience will certainly stand by them in the future….

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Castlewellan GAC Notes

Castlewellan GAC Notes * Under 10 Hurling – Castlewellan fielded teams at Banbridge Leisure Centre, De La Salle Downpatrick and The Eddie Irvine Centre in Bangor. This was the last week of games and the boys competed really well. In Banbridge the team had one win, one draw and one…

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Enright Welcomes Action In Ardglass On Drugs, Underage Drinking And Anti-social Behavioiur

Green Party Councillor Cadogan Enright has spoken out following the recent Community Safety Partnership meeting in Ardglass during which residents reported being able to buy “whatever you want” in terms of drugs in the village. He said, ‘I believe there are two serious issues concerning residents the  most. The first…

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Newcastle League Results and League

NEWCASTLE LEAGUE PREMIER 26/02/2011 BALLYVANGE FC 2 4 STRANGFORD I L 26/02/2011 KILLOUGH 2 1 CASTLEWELLAN L Pos Team P W L D F A +/- Pts

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Islandderry Winter League Hooks Anglers

SATURDAY past saw the 5th round of the winter league at Islandderry Fishery, Dromore, with Gerry Teggart, Belfast, taking 1st place with his 4 fish bag for 11lb 2oz using his own nymph patterns which now puts him into second place overall with 64 points. This now put the pressure onto…

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Totten Adds Ulster Bronze To His Medal Collection

Newcastle AC club notes:  by Joe McCann Congratulations to Eoghan Totten who ran magnificently and won a bronze medal at the Ulster Schools’ XC Championships on 24th February at Mallusk.  Eoghan finished in an exceptionally quick time of 21:05, just 4 seconds behind silver medal winner and Down Schools’ champion,…

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Ardglass GAC Notes

THE Committee and Members of Ardglass GAC wish to extend our deepest sympathy to the Owens and Murphy Families on the recent tragic death off Paul Owens. Mary Queens of Gaels pray for him. Training Times Senior, Reserve and Minor training will continue on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6.45pm, U-14…

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Ruane Praise By Bailie Over Free School Meals

SOUTH Down SF Assembly candidate Naomi Bailie has commended her party colleague, Education Minister Caitríona Ruane, for extending the free school meal’s program. Ms Bailie was speaking after an announcement that the scheme is to be extended to include an estimated 10,000 extra nursery and primary school children over a…

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Clarke Says Budget Is SDLP Political Football

Letter To The Editor A chara, re: SDLP Using North’s budget As A Political Football It is becoming increasingly clear that the SDLP are completely devoid of imaginative thinking when it comes to budgetary matters. Their priority is to grasp every media opportunity and criticise the Draft Budget in a bid…

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Calling All Literature Lovers! Big Night At Denvir's

DOWN District gets its fair exposure to the arts and coming soon is an exciting event that is a must to mark in the diary of all writers, poets and literature fans. Down Arts Centre is pleased to be working with Publishing Northern Ireland to host the Downpatrick leg of…

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