Archive | June, 2013

Galileo Rock looks place bet in Irish Derby

Royal Ascot 2013  is done and dusted, thank God, with punters a well-beaten second throughout the five-day meeting Not to worry, though – another cracking weekend of racing lies ahead with Irish Derby the stand-out race of the weekend at the Curragh on Saturday, and that’s where we start. English Derby winner Ruler of the World […]

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Punter grabs massive correct score treble

BET OF THE WEEK REALLY enjoying the Confederations Cup at the minute, but a North Belfast punter is enjoying it even more after the weekend games. Our guy placed a modest £1 treble at the Sean Graham Carlisle Circus pitch on Saturday afternoon and his first game was that night when he took hosts Brazil to win 4-2 […]

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Local open-air sex sites are revealed

A NUMBER of locations in West Belfast have been revealed as ‘dogging’ sites and meeting places for those keen to attend ‘swingers’ parties. The Bog Meadows, Kennedy Way Industrial Estate and parts of the Glen Road are all named on a website along with further details such as times and dates and methods of identification […]

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Freak wave and illness hit holidaymakers

A group of women from West Belfast have described their hellish experience on  what was meant to be the holiday of a lifetime. Mount Eagles resident Patricia Murphy said the week-long Island Escape Cruise had been a joint 40th wedding anniversary and birthday present for her and her husband Danny. “Our children had booked the […]

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Community is united in grief at Matt’s death

THE West Belfast community and beyond was united in grief on Tuesday as mourners gathered in Turf Lodge under grey skies for the Requiem Mass for Fr Matt Wallace. 69-year-old Fr Matt, a priest and local community stalwart for some 40 years in West Belfast, died on Friday, June 7 at the Holy Trinity parochial […]

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Parishioners’ warm words for people’s priest

“HAVING spent a lot of my early life living close to Turf Lodge, when I got married to my wife I was lucky to know Fr Matt Wallace, or Fr Matt as we all called him,” recalled Brian Quinn outside Holy Trinity church. “He was a man who had time for everyone and loved a […]

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