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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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The Glenn Miller Story – Re-Played

The Glenn Miller Story – Re-Played On May 12 I was invited to introduce a screening of The Glenn Miller Story (1954) in the Queen’s Film Theatre Belfast, as part of the Bealtaine Festival 2013 – a national celebration of creativity as we age (Bealtaine is the Irish word for May). I have now…

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Dundrum Cricket Struggles Against Bad Weather

WINTER has reappeared with only one game on Saturday in the NCU League and it looks like its going be lot of games to play on Saturday and Sundays as Dundrum won bowls out to advance in both the National Cup and Ulster Shield writes Jeffrey Maquire. The Dundrum Under-15…

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Continental Market Coming To Newcastle

Continental Market in Newcastle  Tuesday 21 – Wednesday 22 May 2013  

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Johnston Welcomes Demolition of Former St John’s Home

DOWNPATRICK Sinn Fein Councillor Liam Johnston has welcomed the beginning of the demolition of the old St.Johns Home in Downpatrick. Councillor Johnston said: “For many years St John’s home in Pound Lane has been an asset to the local community for the elderly and those seeking respite care. It was badly…

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Neighbourhood Watch Deters Anti-Social Behaviour and Burglars

NEIGHBOURHOOD Watch has gone from strength to strength since its inception in 2005 in Down District to the current membership of over 70 co-ordinators. It is a partnership between local police and communities, makes a valuable contribution by being the eyes and ears for the community’s local safety. Supported by…

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Lyric Play The Seafarer Shortlisted for Three Top Theatre Awards

The Lyric and Perth Theatre’s joint production of The Seafarer has been shortlisted in three categories at the annual Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland (CATS). The production of Conor McPherson’s darkly funny Faustian tale, which had its Scottish and Northern Irish premieres in February and March is shortlisted for BEST ENSEMBLE, BEST…

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NSPCC’S Mournes HACK is Back

Local walkers urged to take on the NSPCC HACK challenge on their doorstep! Back for its fifth year, The NSPCC HACK (Hike Against Cruelty to Kids) is appealing to walkers in Country Down to pull on their hiking boots and make a difference to vulnerable local children. The NSPCC Northern…

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EU Funding Guide Keeps Local Businesses on Track

Invest Northern Ireland has issued an information guide to help local organisations in receipt of EU funding fulfil the European Commission’s requirements. The launch of the booklet coincided with Europe Day 2013, which is an occasion used by a range of organisations to raise awareness of the European Union. Damian…

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East Down AC Notes

A busy week for the Club’s junior members resulted in several medals at the Power NI Super 5 Series on Thursday night at Mary Peters track and some stirring performances and a number of PBs at Saturday’s Youth Development League first round meeting at Antrim Forum writes Joe Quinn. SUPER 5…

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Downpatrick FC Notes and Strictly Come Dancing

On Sunday night past Downpatrick Cricket Club in Downpatrick saw standing room only for Downpatrick FC and Celtic Bhoys Strictly Come Dancing Finale, with over 550 people in attendance. The standard of both the semi-finals was extremely high but this finale’s standard topped both of them by some considerable. The format for Sunday night’s…

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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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