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St Donard’s Ladies Make Presentation to Newcastle RNLI

RNLI Presentation in Newcastle

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O’Neill Urges Agri-food Industry to Grasp Opportunities for Growth

AGRICULTURE Minister Michelle O’Neill has said any growth for the food sector in the north must be founded on a strong, profitable supply base, where farmers are rewarded by processors and retailers for the quality raw materials they produce. The Minister’s comments follow publication of the Agri-Food Strategy Board report…

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Netmums Calls for County Down Entries for ‘Top of the Tots’

COUNTY Down toddler groups are being asked to show they are ‘Top of the Tots’ by entering the UK’s biggest parenting awards. The prestigious competition, run by UK’s largest parenting site Netmums.com, will see three local groups scoop gongs before going through to the regional heats of the national awards. The…

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A Guide to Ireland For Foreigners

A Guide to Ireland for Foreigners (absolutely factual !!).  And now for something completely different. The text below was sent to me from Stormont by an MLA (who shall remain nameless) who treasures his sense of humour which successful operations have failed to remove. So, the only treatment left for…

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O’Neill Welcomes Agreement on Common Fisheries Policy

NI FISHERIES Minister Michelle O’Neill MLA attended the EU Council meeting in Brussels this week at which Ministers reached a final position on key reforms to the Common Fisheries Policy. The final CFP Reform package is decided jointly by the Council of Ministers and the European Parliament. Last year the…

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Down District Council Loses Long-Running Pay Dispute

SEVEN construction workers who worked for Down District Council have successfully secured compensation for a historic wage grievance worth up to £12,000 each following an Industrial Tribunal. The men, all members of construction workers’ union UCATT, had raised concerns separately on numerous occasions that their wages were not being paid…

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Aughnislafin GAC Notes for 12/5/13

Aughlisnafin U-12’s maintained their position at the top of East Down Division 3 with two wins in five days writes Geároid Ó Lionnacháin. Last Tuesday evening they were away to Kilclief and defeated them 4-8 to 4-4. The team and scorers were A Flanagan, M Croskery, A Lenaghan, C Steen,…

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Ballynahinch RFC Receives Biffa Award From IRFU President

Ballynahinch RFC had the privilege of hosting the Irish Rugby Football Union President Mr Billy Glynn at a recent All-Ireland league pre-match lunch. Mr Glynn was a very welcome guest at the Club, taking the time out of a particularly busy schedule to travel to Ballymacarn Park to watch Ballynahinch…

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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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Hinch 3’s Beat Bangor To Win The Harden Cup

Ballynahinch 3s v Bangor 2s  Harden Cup Final – 11th May 2013 Ballynahinch 3’s 24   Bangor 2’s 10 Richard Hart reports from Ballymacarn Park After two changes of venue, a lucky ‘toss of a coin’ saw Ballynahinch 3’s earn a home draw for the Final of the Harden Cup on…

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Ballynahinch United Tidy Up For End of Season

The Swifts cleared up their outstanding fixtures with two home games during the week writes Gilbert Cromie. First up on Tuesday night was local rivals Saintfield United who they had played away on the previous Saturday in a game that ended in a 2-2 all draw. On this occasion both teams featured a number of…

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Bright GAC Notes for 12/5/13

THE Club would like to wish long time member Patsy Farrand a very Happy 80th Birthday.  Patsy was Chairman and Senior Manager in the past and also a long time committee member. We hope you enjoyed the party, many happy returns. This week the Ladies finished off round one of…

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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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Downpatrick RGU Club Notes for 12/5/13

PRIDE of place this week goes to Orla Boyle and Kyla Trainor who helped Down Senior Ladies win the National League Division 3 title with a one point win over Armagh. Well done to both and a special mention to Kyla who lifted Player of the Match Award writes John Murphy. …

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Newcastle League – Results and Tables

NEWCASTLE LEAGUE PREMIER ————————————————————— Pos Team P W L D F A +/- Pts ————————————————————— 1 CASTLEWELLAN 18 15 0 3 62 20 + 42 48 2 KILLOUGH 17 14 0 3 54 18 + 36 45 3 BALLYVEA 18 12 4 2 67 24 + 43 38 4 CARRYDUFF…

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