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September Stocking Of Departmental Waters

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs has stocked the following waters with takeable fish in September 2017: 4 September – Bellanaleck, Brown Trout, 1,000. 4 September – Altnahinch, Brown Trout, 1,000. 5 September – Meenameen, Brown Trout, 1,200. 5 September – North Woodburn, Rainbow Brown Trout, 1,000. 6…

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Great Bake Off In Killyleagh For Terry And Billy

There was definitely an air of competitive camaraderie as local councillors Billy Walker (DUP) and Terry Andrews (SDLP) squared up for another duel of their budding talents. After having competed in a boxing match in the Bridge Centre in Killyleagh, two golf competitions at Bright Golf Club, an eating competition…

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Portaferry RNLI Deal With Spinning Dory In Strangford Lough

Portaferry RNLI called out to the aid of a man thrown from motor boat in Strangford Lough. A volunteer crew from Portaferry RNLI were preparing for a training exercise when they received a call to go to the aid of a man who had been thrown from a small motor…

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RGU Club Notes For 15 October 2017

Unfortunately the Senior game against Ballyholland didn’t take place when the visitors couldn’t field at the last minute. Next up is our penultimate league match against title chasing Castlewellan writes Collie Quinn.  The Juvenile Presentation takes place this Sunday at 2 pm. There was heartbreak for the U16 girls who…

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Glasdrumman GAC Notes For 15 October 2017

Our U6/U8 Squad’s Season came to a conclusion this week with an end of season trip to Cocos writes Tony Bannon. A great turnout of over 20 boys and girls enjoyed their trip and lunch. They can look forward to Glasdrumman Youth Club starting over the winter. Football will resume…

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Down GAA Fixtures For 16-22 October 2017

Monday 16 October  South Down U13 Football League Div 1 Sponsored by New Mourne Trophies Newry, Venue: Clonduff, Clonduff V Burren 19:15 Tuesday 17 October South Down U11 Football League Div 1 Sponsored by New Mourne Trophies Newry, Venue: Mayobridge, Mayobridge V Clonduff 19:30, South Down U11 Football League Div…

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Shimna Stars Enjoy Tenth Anniversary Gala Dinner

Shimna Stars Special Olympics Club celebrated their tenth Anniversary in style with a Gala Dinner held in the Burrendale Hotel last Friday evening. Laurence McAlinden, spokesman for the club, said: “Following a superb meal served by the Burrendale staff, club manager Daniel Hardy thanked everyone for their attendance, support and assistance…

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Down Ladies Notes For 15 October 2017

Down County Board Updates The AGM will take place on Monday 23 October 2017, at 8pm in the Thierafurth Inn, Kilcoo writes Aine McClean, Down Ladies PRO.  As you are all aware we are moving into a big year ahead, with our 25 years anniversary and the Feile taking place in…

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St. John’s GAC Notes For 15 October 2017

We will be arranging a bus to the Carrickdale Hotel for the Gala Ball leaving the club and stopping in Castlewellan. The bus will also be coming back after the Gala Ball with stops in Castlewellan and St Johns.  Cost is £5pp. Anyone looking to book a seat contact Cormac on…

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Downpatrick Karate School Collect Four World Class Medals

Three members of Downpatrick Karate School represented Northern Ireland at the 8th WIKF World Karate Championship 2017, Curacao in the Caribbean.  The event which is run over three days brings together the best karateka in the World, and Downpatrick Karate can hold their own against them. Ireland squad coach and Downpatrick…

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Hazzard Confirms Green Light For Dundrum Crossing 

Sinn Féin’s South Down MP Chris Hazzard has confirmed that a planned pedestrian crossing for Dundrum will be delivered within the next six months. Last year as Infrastructure Minister Mr Hazzard had announced that, after many years lobbying by local Cllr Willie Clarke and Dundrum residents, a controlled pedestrian crossing…

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A Round Up Of Running Scene By The East Down AC

Report by Joe Quinn and Alison Carrol.  The big decision for runners last weekend was not so much what to wear but where to wear it. The dilemma was caused by the unfortunate clash of dates which saw the Gr8 Dundrum run pitched in direct conflict with the first round…

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Ford Challenges Sinn Fein Over Sectarianism Campaign

Alliance MLA David Ford has criticised the campaign against sectarianism announced by Sin Féin as “partial”. David Ford said: “Any political campaign to confront sectarianism in Northern Ireland is to be welcomed. However, the statement from Sinn Fein is very one-sided, suggesting that all sectarianism comes from Unionists. “While the…

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Bright GAC Notes For 15 October 2017

Hard luck to our Under 16 team who lost their championship Final to Dromara. On another day they may have had a positive result but it wasn’t our day – congratulations Dromara. Thanks to all the players and the management team of Nicky Oconnor and David Laird on a good season with some great…

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Ballynahinch Pull Off Win Over Barn Utd

Ballynahinch United 2  Barn United 1   NAFL Div 1b Report by Gilbert Cromie. United entertained NAFL Division 1B promotion contenders Barn United at the Millbridge last Saturday. Having taken four points from two games against Grove and Barn a few weeks ago, United were anxious to bounce back from…

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