Category archives for: Sport

Ennis welcomes increase in GAA coverage

Sinn Féin MLA Sinéad Ennis has welcomed confirmation that the BBC has increased live coverage of Ulster Championship games this year. The South Down MLA said, “It’s welcome that BBC has increased its live coverage of the GAA Ulster Championships to four games this year.     “This is a sign that BBC and others […]

Search for outstanding young GAA volunteers launched

Translink and Ulster GAA are calling on clubs across the province to nominate young people for the Translink Ulster GAA Young Volunteer of the Month award. Throughout the 2019 season, each month a winner will be selected who best represents the volunteering and community spirit of the GAA. At the end of the year, one […]

Newry businesses urged to sign up for night-time run

Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games medallist Leon Reid is urging businesses in the Newry area to ‘get on board’ for the fifth annual Grant Thornton Runway Run. The 200m sprinter has joined the leading business advisory group as ambassador for the ever-popular 5k race, which is now open for registration, as it returns to the runway […]

Celtic and Rangers check in for STATSports SuperCupNI 

Celtic and Rangers have both signed up for the STATSports SuperCupNI. But Glasgow’s Old Firm pair will not meet in this summer’s international youth tournament.     Celtic will bring some of their top Under-17 future stars to compete in the Premier competition at Under-17 level while Rangers contest the Junior tournament in the U-15 […]

Local athletes race ahead in Cross Country League

Young athletes from St. Patrick’s PS, Crossmaglen were racing to the finish line at the second round of the 2018/2019 Flahavan’s Porridge Primary School Cross Country League, which took place at Palace Stables in Armagh. Keelin Bellew finished first in the boys’ fun run and Lyndsey Kelly finished third in the girls’ race.      […]

Newry runner Patricia finishes in second place in 10k Grand Prix

A runner from Newry has finished runner-up out of over 800 registered runners in one of Northern Ireland’s most prestigious series of 10-kilometre running races. Patricia Brown, 60, a member of Newry City Runners, finished in 2nd place in the 2018 Novosco 10k Grand Prix.     The winners of the third annual Novosco 10k […]

Carrickcruppen coach named a finalist in GAA Coach of the Year awards

Barry Flynn, a coach from Carrickcruppen GAA is a finalist in the Translink Ulster GAA Coach of the Year awards. Representing Armagh, he is one of nine outstanding volunteer coaches who have been selected from their respective counties. The finalists were selected following public nominations submitted by club members across Ulster. A panel of experts […]

Bosco star player is Translink Ulster GAA Volunteer of the Month

Shannon Carroll from St John Bosco club in Newry is the latest winner of the Translink Ulster GAA Volunteer of the Month award.  The accolade is presented to one young person each month, whose efforts best demonstrate the volunteering spirit of the GAA.     Shannon came out on top of nominations from clubs across […]

‘BBC should introduce GAA highlights programme’ – Ennis

Sinn Féin MLA Sinéad Ennis has reiterated calls for the BBC to introduce a highlights programme of club championship games in the north. The party’s Culture, Arts and Sport spokesperson said, “Gaelic games is the largest spectator sport in the north of Ireland but continues to be ignored when it comes to TV coverage.   […]

Carrickcruppen GAA builds for the future with Danske Bank grant

Local GAA club Carrickcruppen was one of 18 local organisations to benefit from nearly £10,000 of funding from Danske Bank in recent months. The Camlough club received £485 through the Danske Volunteer Grants programme, which provides grants to local organisations with which Danske employees are involved outside of work.     Danske Bank employee, Dave […]


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