Monthly Archives: July 2011

Down Camogs Ignite Their Season

(The 2011 CAMOGIE ALL-IRELAND PREMIER JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP IN ASSOCIATION WITH RTE SPORT) Down 9-15 (42)  Dublin 1-11 (14) By Angela Mulhern Two goals and fifteen points last day out and a massive nine goals and fifteen points this time around (63 points) show that this Down team now mean business.

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Ballyvea v Castlewellan Charity Match For Children Cancer Fund

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Gaelic Game Sportswear Down Camogie Fixtures (Tues 2nd Aug – Tues 9th Aug)

Down Camogie Fixtures  (by Roisin Rogers). U-14 League Round 8

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Ballyvea v Castlewellan Charity Match On 3rd August

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£500,000 Boost For Five Children's Play Parks

DOWN District Council has launched  a £500,000 investment for  five new play parks. Over the next four months, work is expected to begin  on the much-awaited improvements to play areas in the larger rural towns in Down District. Benefiting from the scheme are The Links in Strangford, The Spa at…

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Downpatrick Junior Soccer Tournament To Kick Off

YOUTH teams from all over the Downpatrick area will come together for a 5-a-side soccer tournamnet which kicks off on Sunday 7th August at 2pm at the Model Farm Pitch and runs during through week from 6.30pm. Ballyvange FC in Partnership with the East Down Rural Community Network and the…

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MCUI Short Circuit Commission On 2012 Championships

MOTOR CYCLE UNION OF IRELAND The MCUI Short Circuit Commission wishes to relay information to all relevant persons on changes to Championships in 2012 writes Mark Sanlon. Irish Clubman Championship will have a number of competitors moved to the National ISB Championship in 2012. These competitors will have current championship…

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SERC Computing Students Excel In Exams With 'D's

AT first glance it would be hard to see why a student would celebrate being awarded three ‘D’s, however, when the ‘D’ stands for distinction it makes perfect sense. For a class of computing students from South Eastern Regional College (SERC) Downpatrick campus it was celebrations all round as the…

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Safety Partnership On Meadowlands Walkabout

LAST week members of the Down District Community Safety Partnership (DDCSP) made a visit to the Meadowlands Esteate in Downpatrick. Complaints had been made at an Interagency Forum meeting regarding growing anti-social behaviour and criminality in the area. Following discussions, it was felt that the DDCSP make a visit to…

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The Maimi Showband In Newcastle On 5th August

ONE of the most popular Irish bands of 1960’s and 70’s, the legendary Miami Showband, will grace the stage of the Newcastle Centre as part of the Newcastle Summer Season entertainment programme on Friday 5th August at 8pm. On the 31st July 1975, The Miami Showband made headline news all…

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Saul GAC Barbecue Highlight Of Summer Season

THERE was an excellent crowd at the Saul summer fundraising barbecue on Saturday night (30th July). With the smell of burgers and steaks filling the air along with the chatter and laughter, and the strains of live music, there was quite a buzz around the Saul clubrooms and grounds. This…

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Findgoodlocalfood.com At Festival Of Flight In Newcastle

Findgoodlocalfood.com will be exhibiting at this year’s Festival of Flight in Newcastle on Saturday 6th August showcasing the best there is in local food in the council areas of Ards, Armagh, Craigavon, Down and Newry & Mourne. The group will be located in distinctive red and white marquees along the…

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Ritchie Battles For Narrow Water Bridge

OF vital strategic importance to the South Down tourist economy  is the proposal to build a bridge at Narrow Water in Carlingford Lough. Recently the Irish government pulled back from its commitment to this cross-border development and it created a significant reaction on the Co Down side of the border.

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DARD Minister Meets MEP's

Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Michelle O’Neill MLA today met with local MEP’s Diane Dodds and Jim Nicholson. This was the latest in a series of regular meetings initiated by the previous Minister aimed at fostering good working relationships between local MEPs and her Department and followed an earlier meeting…

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Mourne Mountain Rescue Team In Action

AT approximately 2.40pm on Wednesday 27th August, the voluntary Mourne Mountain Rescue Team (MMRT) were tasked to locate a walker who had fallen about fifty feet in the Eagle Rocks area of the Mourne Mountains on the slopes of Slieve Donard. Ed Kilgore MBE, Chairman of the MMRT, said, “The team gathered and on…

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