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Two more people to stand trial linked to Meli case

TWO more people are to stand trial on offences arising out of the murder of Christopher Meli. 19-year-old Daniel McManus, of Springbank Drive, and Shannon McIIwaine (20), of Glenalina Park, both in West Belfast, appeared at Belfast Crown Court on Friday for a ruling on their case. Mr Justice Colton dismissed applications by their legal […]

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Irish dance school celebrates anniversary

A WEST Belfast-based Irish dancing school, which has spanned generations, is to celebrate its enduring success with a grand reunion in the summer. The Connolly School of Irish Dancing began life back in 1974 at the Andersonstown Social Club and went on to hold classes in North Link play school, St John’s GAC and Holy […]

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Ireland hoping to find their form against Les Bleus

FOLLOWING last week’s open training session at the Queen’s Arena (The Dub) in Belfast, Ireland’s rugby team will hope to find their form when they take on a resurgent France in the Six Nations at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday (3pm). Joe Schmidt’s sids has had a stuttering campaign to date, with their hopes of […]

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Crumlin Star seeking another cup upset as they take on Annagh Utd

Intermediate Cup quarter-final Annagh United v Crumlin Star (Saturday, 1.30pm, Tandragee Road) CRUMLIN Star are well used to causing shocks in cup competitions at this stage and they’ll seek to upset the odds once more when they take on Annagh United on Saturday afternoon in Portadown. Annagh remain firmly in contention for promotion from the […]

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McVeigh braced for challenging St James’ Swifts role

Ballymena and Provincial Intermediate League Dunloy FC v St James’ Swifts (Saturday, 2pm, McCamphill Park) NEWLY-appointed St James’ Swifts boss, Dermot McVeigh says he is excited to land his first major managerial role following the sudden departure of previous manager, Damien McStravick last week. The West Belfast club remain in contention for promotion from the […]

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Percy popular for Gold Cup at Sean Graham preview night

CHRISTMAS doesn’t feel like Christmas until the tree goes up. Likewise, the countdown to Cheltenham begins in earnest for local punters after the hugely-popular Sean Graham preview night at Belfast’s Europa Hotel. This year’s top table included the top trainer from last year’s Festival Gordon Elliott along with David Casey, assistant trainer to his rival […]

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