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RGU Club Notes fro 3/6/13

The thoughts and prayers of everyone at RGU are with the Deeny Family on the death of Mary (RIP). Mary was the grandmother of current players James, Jonathan and Clare as well as Ciaran and Cathy who also played for the RGU. Mary’s husband, Bernard, who pre-deceased her in 2000,…

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Do Your Bit for Children in 2013 Asks NSPCC

NSPCC has said that anyone can play a part in helping Northern Ireland’s most vulnerable children and families, highlighting a host of volunteering opportunities across the charity’s services. Marking this year’s Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June 2013) Neil Anderson, head of NSPCC services in Northern Ireland, said that there is an…

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Figures Show Strategy on Retired Teachers Works – Hazzard

SINN Féin Education spokesperson Chris Hazzard has said that the measures being taking by the Minister John O’Dowd were opening up opportunities for newly qualified teachers. Mr. Hazzard said: “The latest figures that show that retired teachers returning to positions in schools have fallen by over 80% coupled with the recently…

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PAC Says Invest NI Must Deliver Lasting Jobs on Ground

THE measurement of Invest NI’s performance should be based on investment achieved and jobs created, rather than on promises by investors or the results anticipated at the start of projects. That’s the message from the Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee which yesterday (21  May) launched its report into the performance of…

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Illegal Fuel Waste Dumped Near Castlewellan

LOCAL representatives in the Castlewellan area have condemned the dumping of a trailer load of toxic fuel waste on the roadside on the Dublin Road last Friday evening at around 4pm on (17 May). A container truck containing 26 barrels of laundered fuel was abandoned at the side of the…

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Castlewellan GAC Weekly Notes for 19/5/13

* The Under-14 Hurling Team headed to Warrenpoint last Saturday for the 2013 Féile. In poor conditions the lads battled hard but just came up short against Clonduff 2-0 to 0-3 and against Shamrock’s by 2-4 to 1-2 writes Martin McClean. The battling performance of the team augurs well for…

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RGU Club Notes for 19/5/13

Pride of place this week goes to the U-10’s who lifted the cup at the Drumaness Tournament. Well done to all the boys and managers on a terrific result! The Seniors take on Castlewellan on Friday evening at PTR at 7.30pm. Come on down and support the team writes John Murphy. The…

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Ardglass GAC Notes for 12/5/13

THE lotto nos for month May were 4, 15, 21, and 22  and the  jackpot has not yet been won writes Linda Crangle.  There were 3x £10 winners. The jackpot is standing at £4,100  and tickets are available at the usual outlets around Ardglass. Monthly draw winners were £300 K…

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Castlewellan GAC Weekly Notes

Please note the monthly Bingo will now be held this Sunday 19 May at 3.00pm in the Club. The reason for the change is to avoid it coinciding with Feis Sunday which will be held in Castlewellan on Sunday 26 May 2013. Congratulations to Aoife Keown on her Ulster Colleges Camogie…

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2012-2013 Delivers Real Results for Business Says Invest NI

2012-2013 Performance Delivers Real Results for Business Says Invest NI Invest Northern Ireland’s have said that their end of year results for 2012-2013 have demonstrated a very strong performance with tangible benefits for businesses and the economy, promoting nearly 7,400 new jobs and securing nearly £608m of investment across jobs,…

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Ardglass GAC Notes for 6/5/13

The U12’s lost by a single point away to Teconnaught on Sunday in  their best performance to date they showed great application and skill throughout. A first half two-goal salvo from Philip O’Connor saw Ardglass take a three point half time lead.  However Teconnaught hit two early second half goals…

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Burns Urges Caution Until Castlewellan Fence is Erected

NEWCASTLE area Councillor Stephen Burns (Sinn Féin) has warmly welcomed a decision to erect safety fencing in Castlewellan. Councillor Burns said: Oaklee Housing have agreed to put fencing on the boundary of their site on the Newcastle Road, Castlewellan. “This is something both the residents of the Oaklee development, the…

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Hazzard Concerned at Speeding in Drumaroad Village

South Down MLA Chris Hazzard has written to Roads Service to raise the issue of speeding through Drumaroad village. Mr.Hazzard said that speeding has become a serious worry for local residents, “Sinn Féin recently carried out an issues survey in Drumaroad, and it is no exaggeration to say that every door…

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Hazzard Calls for Repairs to Quoile Fishing Stand

SOUTH Down Sinn Féin MLA Chris Hazzard has called for the repair of an unsafe platform at a recently erected fishing pontoon on the Quoile river. Mr.Hazzard said that the platform needed urgently repaired before a member of the public falls into the river. He added: “I have written to…

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Ardglass GAC Notes for 14 April

The U-10s played their first blitz of the season at Ardtole on Saturday past. A squad of 15 players competed well in all three games against Kilcoo, Aughlishnafin ans Bredagh. Training continues for all U-8 and U-10 players on Saturdays at 10.30-11.30am writes Linda Crangle The U-12’s opened their season…

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