Monthly Archives: December 2013

Downpatrick Youth League – Fixtures 4-5 January 2013

Saturday Under 17 League Date Time Home Team V Away Team Venue 04/01/2014 9:30am Killyleagh v Coney Island Kilmore 1 04/01/2014 9:30am Portaferry v Celtic Bhoys Strangford 04/01/2014 9:30am Castlewellan v Rossglass County Bann Road Under 17 NIBFA Cup Date Time Home Team V Away Team Venue 04/01/2014 11:00am Kilmore…

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Police Appeal After Downpatrick Assault

POLICE are appealing for information following the report of an assault in licensed premises in the Market Street area of Downpatrick during the early hours of Friday 27 December. It was reported that an 18-year old female was in the smoking area of the premises when she was assaulted by…

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New Year Honour For Downpatrick Railway Society Founder

THE founder of Northern Ireland’s only full-size heritage railway, the Downpatrick and County Down Railway, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours for service to railway preservation and tourism in County Down, Northern Ireland. Gerry Cochrane was born in 1935 within sight and sound of the…

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Castlewellan GAC Notes

Well there goes 2013! Was it a year to remember or a year to forget? For many clubs a year can be measured by the number of trophies you won. When you win a clatter of things then invariably that defines your year as success. There is never a bad…

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Beat The Freeze Says SDLP

South Down SDLP MLA Seán Rogers has called on householders to be vigilant as we enter the New Year. Mr Rogers said: “Many of us are all too aware of the devastating effect of burst pipes. I am therefore speaking out in order to promote NI Water’s campaign to “Beat…

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RGU Club Notes

THE RGU would like to wish all our members and their families a very happy and peaceful New Year. Now is the time to set your goals for 2014 and help us to achieve success for RGU both on and off the pitch writes John Murphy. Down GAA 2013 yearbook…

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Sinn Féin Launch New Constituency Office In Warrenpoint

SINN Féin recently held the official opening of their new constituency office on Charlotte Street in Warrenpoint. John O’Dowd MLA, who is NI Education MInister, was the guest speaker at the event and cut the ribbon to officially open the new service. Speaking following the opening Caitríona Ruane MLA said: “It…

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Ballynahinch Fives Swamp Harlequins

Ballynahinch 5’s   27   Belfast Harlequins 3’s  o Match Report – 28.12.13 Peter McKee reporting from Ballymacarn Park After the Christmas break Ballynahinch 5’s welcomed Harlequins to Ballymacarn Park and were eager to avenge a defeat in the away fixture in their first game of the season. The conditions…

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Ballynahinch RFC Results and Fixtures

Results Saturday 28th December Dungannon (P) Ballynahinch (P) Dungannon 2 (P) Ballynahinch 2 (P) Ballynahinch 3 W/O Dungannon 3 Ballynahinch 4’s 47 Larne 2’s 7 Ballynainch 5’s 27 Harlequins 3’s 0 Randalstown 3’s 17 Evergreens 20 Fixtures Saturday 4th January 2014 UCD v Ballynahinch Ballynahinch 2 v Lisburn (1st round Towns…

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Dodds Says Landmark Judgement Is Good News For Farmers

DUP MEP Diane Dodds has welcomed a landmark judgement in the High Court in Belfast last Friday. The Judicial Review was taken by Finance Minister Simon Hamilton against a decision made by the DARD Minister relating to the transfer of funds between Pillar 1 and Pillar 2 of CAP.  Commenting…

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East Down AC Christmas Crackers

Prize for furthest traveller this week goes not as anticipated to Santa Claus but to Michael McKeown who visited the remote Tyrone outpost of Greencastle on Boxing Day for the annual 5 Mile Race, accompanied it would seem by half the running population, as almost 800 took part writes Joe…

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UKIP Representative Appeals To Fly Tippers

UKIP Representative Alan Lewis has appealed to people not fly tip beside recycling banks. Mr Lewis said: “It is becoming increasingly difficult to persuade local businesses to host recycling banks on their premises as unfortunately fly tippers see a recycling bank as a green light to discard any household item…

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McKevitt Says Stay Safe During Severe Weather

SDLP representatives in South Down are urging people to stay safe during treacherous weather conditions. South Down MLA Karen McKevitt and Crotlieve Councillor Gillian Fitzpatrick commented when visiting the scene of a house fire in Mayobridge which began after an electricity pole collapsed on top of houses in Saint Anne’s…

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Row Errupts As Downe Hospital A&E Hours To Be Cut

A crunch meeting was held in the Down District Council chamber on Monday evening 23 December between councillors, MLA’s, MP’s, and the Down Community Health Committee, who listened to South Eastern HSC Trust officials explaining the reasons behind the snap announcement of cuts to the Downe and Lagan Valley A&E…

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Police Appeal After Ballynahinch Crash

Police investigating an RTC on the Magheraknock Road in Ballynahinch on 15th December are appealing for witnesses. It’s understood a blue Hyundai car left the road after the driver swerved to avoid a pedestrian some time between5.30am and 5.45am. The driver was taken to hospital for treatment to injuries that…

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