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Ballynahinch RFC Round-up for 25 February 2017

  Ballynahinch RFC 1st XV had a rest weekend, but are back at the ‘coalface’ this weekend as they travel to take on play-off rivals Naas RFC writes Richard Hart.  Ballynahinch 2’s River Rock Towns Cup Quarter Final match against Carrick RFC was postponed due to allegedly waterlogged pitches. Ballynahinch…

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RGU Club Notes For 27 February 2017

The U-10/12 girls training on Saturdays at Downpatrick Sports Centre, 10-11am, £1 each weekly writes Collie Quinn. The girls will be mentored by Edel Curran, Orla Boyle and Danny Flynn. All girls born 2005 to 2008 are welcome to come along for fun and games!  We look forward to seeing…

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March Is Ovarian Cancer Month

Ovarian cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women and is strongly related to age with almost 85% occurring in women over the age of 50. Many women are diagnosed too late, once the cancer has already spread, making treatment more difficult. Survival rates are higher the earlier the…

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Castlewellan GAC Notes For 27 February 2017

Our Under-14 hurler’s playing under the O’Rahilly banner with fellow Gaels from Liatroim Fontenoys began their season on Saturday afternoon with a challenge match against Lámh Dherg writes Brian McAlinden. In an entertaining match that ended in a draw against a team which finished second in the Antrim A league…

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Down Senior Ladies County Team For 27 February 2017

The Down ladies country team continued their league campaign on Saturday 25 February with an away game to Roscommon. A game Down should have been winning having much of first-half possession and missing two penalties. The game could have been put to bed by half-time. The second half a determined…

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Time To End Animal Cruelty Says Brown

Alliance Stormont election South Down candidate Patrick Brown said he will seek to “confine barbaric animal cruelty to the history bin in any new Assembly.” Councillor Brown said Alliance would bring a private member’s bill to the new mandate which would include a ban on hunting with dogs, the use…

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Downpatrick DEA Sets Up Community Health Focus In March

Local residents will have the opportunity to get a personal health check, join in a community meal, and have their say on how health in their area could be improved in Ardglass and Downpatrick on Friday 10 March and Saturday 11 March. Organised by Downpatrick District Electoral Area (DEA) Forum…

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Down Fixtures Update Until 5 March 2017

Sunday 5 March  2017 Down GAA All-County U-16 Hurling League (Divison 1) Venue: Cherryvale, Bredagh V Portaferry11:00, Venue: Ballycran, Ballycran V Craobh Rua11:00, Venue: Shamrocks, Shamrocks V Ballygalget12:00, 2017 Down GAA All-County U-16 Hurling League (Divison 2) Venue: Milltown Playing Fields, Warrenpoint V O’Rahillys11:00, Venue: Ballela, St Patrick’s V Carryduff11:00,…

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Rostrevor Shedders Visit Titanic Quarter

The Rostrevor Men’s Shedders and a few of their family members enjoyed a fantastic day out at the Belfast Titanic experience on Saturday 26 February. They enjoyed nine interactive galleries, with multiple dimensions to the exhibition, drawing together special effects, dark rides, full-scale reconstructions and innovative interactive features. That was…

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Bright GAC Notes For 27 February 2017

Sadly Cora Kelly did not make it through to the Ulster finals of Scór Sinsear which came as quite a shock to much of the audience writes Cyril McKinney. Unfortunately it was not to be. We would really like to thank Cora for representing Bright at the Scór. We thoroughly…

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Glasdrumman GAC Notes For 27 February 2017

Eire Óg U-12 training takes place on Sunday mornings at 11:00 am at The Quarter Rd in Glasdrumman writes Tony Bannon. It will be over at midday. There was a good turnout for the first session. Thanks to all for attending. New members are always welcome. Eire Óg U-14 training…

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Home-Start Makes Urgent Call For Volunteers

Down District Home-Start, which provides support to individuals and families with small children, is making an urgent call for volunteers to join in the training course starting on March 2017. Senior Organiser Dorothy McMullan said full training will be provided. The next course starts on Friday 3 March from 10am-1pm….

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Independent Patrick Clarke Makes Last Call For Votes

Many candidates are asking:  ‘Why has this election only now triggered the debate on the need for change in our politics?’ Independent Assmebly candidate for South Down Patrick Clarke said, a former Newry Mourne and Down District Councillor, said: “Why haven’t those parties who have been in power for years…

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Hazzard Says Downpatrick Must Secure Former Police Station For Community Use

Sinn Féin MLA Chris Hazzard and candidate in the Assembly election has asked the PSNI and the Department of Finance to work with community representatives in Downpatrick in order to maximise the huge community potential in the former police station in Irish Street. In recent months the Downpatrick Community Collective…

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La bohème Film To Show At Portico

Opera Film Club: La bohème Sat 4 March 7.15pm £10 each or £20 for all 3 club nights. Have you ever wondered what all the fuss is about opera? This is your opportunity to find out or maybe convince a loved one! Portico is delighted to invite you to the…

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