Monthly Archives: November 2015

Downpatrick FC Notes For Week Beginning 30 November 2015

Downpatrick firsts welcome neighbours Kilmore Rec to Rosconn0r this Saturday in the league.  This match kicks off at 2.00pm. If any business is interested in sponsoring a match please contact Tony McShane 07716 583990. This Saturday the seconds welcome Tollymore United to Dunleath for a league fixture –  kick off…

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Ardglass GAC Notes For 30 November 2015

Ardglass GAC held their annual Senior Awards night in Finbar’s, Coney Island on Saturday night. Picking up awards on the night were: Davy Armstrong – Reserves Most Improved Player of the Year; Caolon Conlon – Reserves Managers Player of the Year; Seniors Players Player of the Year – Stephen Rooney;…

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Ballyhornan Residents Campaigning For Road Improvements

Residents of Ballyhornan and Bishopscourt are pressing government agencies for improvements to the infrastructure of the five estates in their area. Their main concern is the state of the roads, the poor sewerage system and inadequate lighting. For almost twenty five years  the local infrastructure has declined making accessibility in…

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Downpatrick FC Score Sound Away Victory Over Malachians

NAFL Premier Division League Match Malachians 3  Downpatrick FC 9 Downpatrick returned from Belfast on Saturday with a more than convincing victory against Malachians in absolutely appalling conditions, driving rain and swirling wind. The visitors got off to the best possible start with a goal from midfielder Ricky Kerr in…

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East Down AC Notes For 29 November 2015

EAST DOWN AT THE SEELEY CUP Far from ideal conditions greeted the almost 1000 runners for the Seeley Cup 10K on Saturday in Belfast’s Ormeau Park, with strong winds, lower than of late temperatures and threatening showers on the menu. Not weather conducive to fast running according to those in…

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Daisy Lodge Dinner Nights Raise Over £11k For Cancer Fund For Children

Daisy Lodge, the therapeutic Short Break Facility in Newcastle for children suffering from cancer and providing support for their families, hosted two themed dinner evenings to raise funds for the Cancer Fund for Children. Thursday 12 November was an Italian Themed Dinner and Friday 13 November was a winter wonderland…

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Keeping Safe At Christmas Says PCSP

Newry Mourne and Down Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) have teamed up with the PSNI’s Crime Prevention Unit, Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service and South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust have provided some safety information on keeping yourself and your home safe during the Festive Season. Before…

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Ní Chuilín Outlines Major Investment Plans For Local Football

Plans for a £36million boost for local football moved a step closer today with Sports Minister Carál Ní Chuilín announcing a 12 week consultation exercise. Speaking in the Assembly, the Minister said that all those with an interest in soccer and the wider public were encouraged to give their views…

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Santa Charity Ride In Saintfield On Saturday 4 December

Saintfield Christmas Charity Ride was launched in style recently at Rowallane Garden Saintfield kindly hosted by The National Trust. Once again, taking on a Downton Abbey theme, Ride Organiser Joan Cunningham welcomed all the guests and thanked everyone for their continued support. She said: The Ride which first started in 2007 to raise funds…

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Keep Us Well Campaign Supported By Hazzard At Stormont

South Down MLA Chris Hazzard (Sinn Féin) has this week given his support to the ‘Keep Us Well’ campaign that is making the case for free prescriptions as an essential investment for people with long-term conditions. He said: “I have received a lot of letters and emails from constituents in…

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St Bronagh’s GAC Notes For 29 November 2016

Congratulations Anthony & Brian: Congratulations to our new Chairman Anthony Donnan Snr on being appointed at the club’s AGM. Anthony takes over from Malachy McCourt who spent 5 years at the helm this time round. Thanks to Malachy for all of his hard work and dedication to the club over the…

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O’Neill Concerned At Fish Quota Proposals From Brussels

NI Fisheries Minister Michelle O’Neill has expressed her disappointment with proposed European Commission fish quotas for two of our main fish stocks. Minister O’Neill said: “On Thursday 26 November, the European Commission finally made proposals for fish stocks that are subject to the fish landing obligation in 2016. These included…

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Woman Found Seriously Injured On Road Outside Ardglass at 4.30am

Police are appealing for information after a woman, aged in her 50’s, was found lying on a road just outside Ardglass during the early hours of this morning, Sunday 29 November. The woman was found unconscious on the Ardtole Road at Sheepland around 4.30am and was taken by ambulance to…

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Council Launch New Make it Local Initiative

Newry Mourne and Down District Council has launched a new Make it Local initiative. Chairperson Councillor Naomi Bailie was delighted to launch the Make it Local campaign which is being delivered across the Newry Mourne and Down District Council area. Councillor Bailie identified this project as a priority when she…

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Ballydugan Head Chef To Host Bake Off At The Lodge In Castlewellan

Christmas Event: Meal or no Meal! Local Irish language group, Glór Uachtar Tíre, will run a not-to-be-missed night out on Friday, 4th December when Ballydugan Head Chef, Andrew Fitzpatrick, will host a cookery session and bake-off competition in The Lodge, Dublin Road, Castlewellan. Andrew will share some hot-tips for the…

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