Archive | June, 2016

Massive weekend of sport looms

WHAT a weekend of soccer that was… Out went Spain and England without so much of a whimper on Monday while Ireland courageously were beaten by hosts France on Sunday and Wales saw off the challenge of Michael O’Neill’s boys on Saturday. We are still baffled how Portugal have reached the quarter-finals and still not won […]

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Gearing up for the 28th Féile an Phobail

THE 28th Féile an Phobail programme has been launched to a packed Conway Mill courtyard. Attended by Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams, along with leading lights from the theatre, sport and the arts sector, Féile Director Kevin Gamble told those gathered how much hard work and preparation had gone into the 2016 programme. “We are […]

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MASSIVE RUN ON EUROS AND IRISH PASSPORTS

3,000 Irish passport application forms have been snapped up from post offices across West Belfast as the controversial fall-out and uncertainty from the EU referendum shows no sign of abating. Several post offices in the area have been inundated with an unprecedented demand for Irish passport application booklets since the Brexit vote outcome on Friday […]

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Fresh from the taste of Euro 2016 glory

Northern Ireland winger Niall McGinn on a heroic Euro 2016 campaign with Northern Ireland in France, his past days of playing Gaelic football and an upcoming European adventure with Aberdeen… NO sooner was he off the plane from France and back on home soil, it was a visit to his restaurant earlier this week for […]

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Rio send off planned for Olympic boxers

BOXING fans will have an opportunity to bid farewell and good luck to four Co Antrim boxers one week before they depart for the Rio Olympics Games. The Devenish Complex in Finaghy will host ‘The Road To Rio’ on Friday, July 15 with Paddy Barnes, Michael Conlan, Steven Donnelly and Brendan Irvine in attendance. The […]

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Antrim chop Oak Leafers down in extra-time

Ulster Minor Hurling Championship Antrim 4-23 Derry 3-11 (AET) FOR the second time in less than 24 hours, an Antrim hurling team forced extra-time in a Championship fixture. Fortunately, for the minors, they fared much better in extra-time than their senior counterparts and defeated Derry by a whopping 15 points in Owenbeg. The runaway win […]

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