Monthly Archives: September 2011

Ritchie Calls For Action Over Farm Payments

SOUTH Down MP Margaret Ritchie MLA has been advised by DARD that many farmers and landowners could be waiting over a year for payment on completed work. “Following several representations to the Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development on behalf of the local farming community.  The Minister’s department have advised…

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Still Plenty Of Action At Carrickmannon

Catch rates have remained high, particularly on the Lake where some over-wintered trout with full tails have been taken recently. These fish weighed between two and five pounds. From 1st October the fishery will be closing at 5.00pm. LAKE/ HARRY’S POND

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Bright Notes

Commiserations to Noel burke and the senior team who lost out in the Junior Championship semi final against Dromara. Credit to all players for all their hard work throughout the match. Conor Doyle had a great game scoring 0-5 alongside BJ McMenamin also scoring 1-2. Freddie O’Connor, Pearse McCarthy, Ciaran…

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Charity Cheques At Ardglass Golf Club

THE recent Captain’s, Lady Captain’s and President’s Days at Ardglass Golf Club raised almost £5000 for several local charities. At the presentation of cheques in Ardglass on Thursday (29th September) are club captain Cormac MacMullan who presented £1,200 to Rosie Hassin from the Ulster Cancer Foundation’s Think Pink campaign and…

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McGrady Cross Country Series Roars To Life

Rain does not dampen enthusiasm as McGrady Financial Services Cross Country Series roars into life. Report by Joe McCann The torrential rain did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of the many young athletes who turned up to register for Race 1 of the 2011-12 Newcastle AC and East Down AC…

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Mainstay DRP Raffling State-of-Art Bicycle

A Co Down charity is giving one lucky winner the chance to cycle off with a state-of-the-art bike worth hundreds of pounds as part of its spooktacular Hallowe’en Draw. Mainstay DRP, a learning disability care and support charity, is offering a Land Rover Khartoum road bike complete with 21 gears,…

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O'Boyle Calls For Pedestrian Crossings In Newcastle Area

NEWCASTLE  SDLP Councillor Carmel O’Boyle has been in discussions with DRD officers regarding the urgent need for additional pedestrian crossings on the Dundrum and Castlewellan Roads in Newcastle.

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Downpatrick Teenager Abseil's For Arthritis Care

A TEENAGER from Downpatrick involved in an Alternative Education Programme challenged himself and perceptions about arthritis by taking part in an abseil down the Europa Hotel in aid of Arthritis Care Northern Ireland. Sean Paul Fitzpatrick (14) was diagnosed with arthritis when he was just 12 years old. As well…

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Downpatrick Maternity Celebrates 100th Baby

THE South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust is delighted to announce the birth of the 100th baby in the Downe Midwifery Led Unit. Zoe Boreland, Lead Midwife said, “We are delighted to have the 100th birth in the Downe Midwifery Led Unit especially on the day the new maternity strategy…

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Irish Clubmans Cancelled At Kirkiston

THE Killinchy & District Motor Cycle Club and the Motor Cycle Road Racing Club of Ireland regret the cancellation of the Final Round of the Irish Clubman’s Short Circuit Championship at Kirkistown.

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Police Appeal After Brutal Castlewellan Attack

POLICE in Newcastle are appealing for information following an assault in the Mill Hill area of Castlewellan in the early hours of Sunday, 25th September. It was reported that sometime between 2am and 3am a 20-year old male was assaulted by unknown persons when he was standing on the street. He…

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Ruane Presses Poots Over Downe Staffing

SINN Féin MLA Caitriona Ruane has pressed the Minister of Health Edwin Poots to ensure that there is an adequate staffing level in the Downe hospital and Daisy Hill hospital to maintain a full level of service to the public. Ms Ruane said, “I am concerned that the two major hospitals…

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Public Health Meeting For Thursday 13th October

DOWN COMMUNITY HEALTH COMMITTEE & ARDGLASS & DISTRICT HEART HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP NEXT MEETING: THURSDAY 13th OCTOBER 2011 @ 7.30pm VENUE: Owenbeg Bowling Club SPEAKER: Hugh McCaughey, Chief Executive SEHSCT “The Downe Hospital – a real success story.” Women and young people who are frequently underpresented at our meetings would be…

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Public Health Meeting In Owenbeg BC – October 13th

DOWN COMMUNITY HEALTH COMMITTEE & ARDGLASS & DISTRICT HEART HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP NEXT MEETING: THURSDAY 13th OCTOBER 2011 @ 7.30pm

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Gore Meets Gorgeous In Lyric Comedy Musical

Experience cosmetic surgery as you’ve never heard it before in the Lyric Theatre concert version of Paul Boyd’s new comedy musical Molly Wobbly’s Tit Factory. Local composer Paul Boyd has influential friends and admirers within the industry: commenting on Paul, Sir Cameron Mackintosh said: “Good new musical writers are very…

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