Archive | April, 2017

Chillin’ on the hills in the month of May

WITH the nights getting shorter and the days brighter, it’s time to get off that couch, unearth those trainers and head to the hills. This year, the Belfast Hills Partnership are encouraging people to get off that couch, unearth those trainers and head to the hills. The independent charity, which seeks to improve how the […]

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We’re doing this for Joe

THE still heartbroken family of Chester doorman Joe Burns, who passed away three years ago from a rare heart condition, are to run Monday’s Belfast Marathon on behalf of the British Heart Foundation to raise cash to help others like them. Popular Whitewell man Joe died in July 2014 after collapsing at his parents’ home […]

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Kids are dicing with death on the RVH roofs

SECURITY staff at the Royal Victoria Hospital say it’s only a matter of time before there is a fatality as young people continue to gain access to the hospital’s rooftops. Youths ranging in age from nine years to early teens are dicing with death on a daily basis as they jump from roof to roof […]

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Burnett gets Belfast world title fight with Haskins

A WORLD title homecoming has been confirmed for Ryan Burnett who will challenge Lee Haskins for the IBF bantamweight title at the SSE (formerly Odyssey) Arena on June 10. The Newington man who boasts a perfect professional record of 16 wins in as many contests, has not boxed in his home city since November 2014 […]

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Nuptials rules McManus out of Down clash

NEIL McManus will miss Saturday’s all-Ulster Christy Ring Cup Round 2A clash in Cushendall as the fixture clashes with his wedding day. While most of his teammates will spend the week recovering from last weekend’s gruelling extra-time epic against Carlow, McManus revealed he will be trying to avoid the traditional pre-wedding ‘doing’ over the coming […]

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Fitzpatrick to appeal ban as Quinn defends county board action following players’ backlash

MATTHEW Fitzpatrick’s participation in next month’s Ulster SFC clash with Donegal is in jeopardy after he was hit with a ban arising out last month’s league defeat to Armagh – but only after being identified by an Antrim county board official. The case prompted the Antrim senior footballers to write a scathing letter to the […]

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