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  • Armagh point-to-point races postponed at late notice

    on Feb 24, 17 • in Armagh, Featured, In Your Area, News, Other Sports, Sports • with No Comments

    Armagh point-to-point races postponed at late notice

    The Tynan and Armagh point-to-point has been postponed. The annual racing event at Farmacaffley on the Armagh Road was due to take place tomorrow (Saturday, February 25). It is understood the poor weather over the last week has left organisers with little choice but to postpone the event for a few days. The race event will go ahead on Wednesday (March 1). The news will come as a blow to punters who had the date in their diaries for months with the event on a Wednesday not expected to attract the same sort of numbers. Original

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  • Heart & Sole Colour Dash is back and is even bigger for 2017!

    on Feb 20, 17 • in Craigavon, Featured, In Your Area, Lurgan, News, Other Sports, Sports • with No Comments

    Heart & Sole Colour Dash is back and is even bigger for 2017!

    It’s back! The hugely popular Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council’s Heart & Sole Colour Dash 2017 will be bursting into Lurgan Park on Sunday 7th May. Registration is now open and due to last year’s high demand entries have been increased to 1,500 for this year’s event. You don’t have to be an athlete to take part, you can run, walk or a mixture of both – the colour dash is entirely for fun! The event kicks off at 2pm with a fun group warm up before runners and walkers take to the course

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  • Armagh Thirds maintain unbeaten run

    on Feb 6, 17 • in Rugby, Sports • with No Comments

    Armagh Thirds maintain unbeaten run

    Armagh Thirds travelled to Stevenson Park on Saturday for a crunch league match with neighbours Dungannon. The visiting team started strongly with some direct running from the forwards setting up a good attacking position. Armagh were awarded a scrum 5 metres from the Dungannon line and number 8 Daryl Morton burst from the base of the scrum, crashing over for the first try of the day. Matthew Clarke converted giving Armagh an early 7-0 lead. The Armagh forwards were starting to dictate play and were proving a handful for their opponents. Dungannon possession was being

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  • Armagh will play host to the world’s best sprint orienteers later in February

    on Feb 5, 17 • in Other Sports, Sports • with No Comments

    Armagh will play host to the world’s best sprint orienteers later in February

    Armagh will play host to the world’s best orienteers later this month. Visitors and competitors will flock from across Norway, Sweden, Hungary, France, New Zealand and Belgium, as well as Britain and Ireland. Whilst the sport of orienteering is usually more associated with forest terrain, a new discipline of sprint orienteering, typically taking place urban areas, has grown in popularity in recent years. Northern Ireland Orienteering are planning a series of races in the heart of Armagh City on the weekend immediately following the Armagh 5km Race on Thursday on 16 February. Race Director Allan Bogle

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  • Camlough Lake work WILL be completed ahead of Crooked Lake Triathlon

    on Feb 4, 17 • in Bessbrook, In Your Area, News, Other Sports, Sports • with No Comments

    Camlough Lake work WILL be completed ahead of Crooked Lake Triathlon

    Work on Camlough Lake will be completed ahead of the nationally acclaimed Crooked Lake Triathlon in June. Contractors working on site at the lake say they are confident that they will be completed their works well in advance of the event that attracts thousands of competitors and spectators. At a recent meeting of the Camlough Lake Task and Finish Group, members were given an update on the progress of work to date on the site. Councillor Roisin Mulgrew said: “This is a fantastic project and I am delighted that the contractors are confident that the work will be

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  • Markethill man ready for a piste of the action at Special Olympics World Winter Games

    on Feb 3, 17 • in In Your Area, Markethill, News, Other Sports • with No Comments

    Markethill man ready for a piste of the action at Special Olympics World Winter Games

    The countdown is now on, as Team Ireland prepares to travel to the Special Olympics World Winter Games in just under two months. And one county Armagh athlete is preparing for the chance of a lifetime. Skier, Cyril Walker is one of three Ulster athletes that will compete as part of a 26-strong Team Ireland squad at the Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017 in Graz and Schladming, Austria in March. Cyril Walker, aged 46 from Markethill is one of the more experienced members of Team Ireland, having previously competed and won bronze at the Special Olympics World Winter

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  • City of Armagh slip to successive defeats with loss to Greystones

    on Feb 2, 17 • in Rugby, Sports • with No Comments

    City of Armagh slip to successive defeats with loss to Greystones

    City of Armagh RFC   12    Greystones RFC 18 City of Armagh were looking to bounce back after their first defeat in the All Ireland League and Greystones, lying in second position were to prove tough opponents at the Palace Grounds.  The biggest crowd of the season turned out in eager anticipation of a home win but the visitors were more clinical on the day and deserved their 12-18 victory. Greystones kicked off and immediately put the home team under pressure. Indeed for the first 10 minutes Armagh barely touched the ball and the visitor’s enterprise

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  • Countdown on to excitement of annual Farmacaffley point-to-point races

    on Jan 24, 17 • in Other Sports, Sports • with No Comments

    Countdown on to excitement of annual Farmacaffley point-to-point races

    The countdown is on to one of County Armagh’s biggest and best sporting events. At 1pm on Saturday, February 25, in the townland of Farmacaffley outside Armagh, the starter’s flag will fall, bets will be placed and horses and jockeys will be thundering towards the first fence at Tynan and Armagh Point to Point races. An annual ritual now for over 100 years, Tynan and Armagh races are again promising to be an occasion not to be missed. Point to Point racing gives race-goers the opportunity to get within touching distance of the action, so

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  • City of Armagh’s unbeaten run ends in Dublin

    on Jan 23, 17 • in Rugby, Sports • with No Comments

    City of Armagh’s unbeaten run ends in Dublin

    Armagh travelled to Dublin to play Wanderers on the back pitch at the Aviva Stadium to kick off part two of their All Ireland League programme. Unfortunately for the visitors, it was the home team who played to their strengths on the plastic pitch, winning 23 – 14 and ending Armagh’s 21 week unbeaten run this season. On a chilly, crisp afternoon, Wanderers kicked off and an early penalty saw Armagh take play in to the Wanderers half. The home team were penalised for not rolling away in the tackle and outhalf Cormac Fox opened

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  • Co Armagh GAA club grant refusal is ‘blatant discrimination’

    on Jan 16, 17 • in Armagh, Bessbrook, Crossmaglen, GAA, In Your Area, News, Sports • with No Comments

    Co Armagh GAA club grant refusal is ‘blatant discrimination’

    A decision to refuse a county Armagh GAA club grant money has been branded ‘blatant discrimination’. MLA Conor Murphy has hit out at the Communities Minister Paul Givan, who refused the unidentified club, a community hall grant. “I have been contacted by applicants to the Community Hall Grants Scheme whose applications were refused and they are now concerned about the process,” said Mr Murphy. “One rejection letter to a GAA club flippantly dismissed the application stating their ‘organisation was not eligible to receive support’. “The list of recipients now in the public domain shows clearly these

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