Other Sports

  • Fit 4 U Southern Area Archery Competition

    on Dec 31, 16 • in Armagh, In Your Area, Other Sports, Sports • with No Comments

    Fit 4 U Southern Area Archery Competition

    The Southern Trust Fit 4 U Project recently co-ordinated an Archery Competition for people with physical/sensory disabilities from across the Trust area. The event was organised in partnership with Sport NI funded, Everybody Active Coaches from Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council. People with disabilities from across Armagh, Dungannon, Craigavon, Banbridge, Newry and Mourne participated in a competition at Banbridge Leisure Centre on December 8 2016. Following several rounds of competition, the results were: Group 1: 1st place Eric Flowers, 2nd place John McKenna, 3rd place David Wylie Group 2: 1st place Beverley Jory,

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  • Permanent memorial garden to remember 11 who lost lives at Tandragee 100

    on Dec 21, 16 • in Featured, In Your Area, News, Other Sports, Sports, Tandragee • with No Comments

    Permanent memorial garden to remember 11 who lost lives at Tandragee 100

    A memorial garden is to be established in memory of those who have lost their lives at the Tandragee 100. In all 11 have died over the years – including spectators – at one of the country’s most prestigious road races. The project is being led by current Tandragee 100 clerk of course RJ Woolsey. The garden will have at its heart a special memorial in the form of a motorcycle, sitting atop a stone block and with a marble panel on which will be engraved the names of those who sadly lost their lives

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  • Nominations to find the Borough’s sporting elite for Senior Sports Awards

    on Dec 8, 16 • in Armagh, Banbridge, Craigavon, In Your Area, News, Other Sports, Sports • with No Comments

    Nominations to find the Borough’s sporting elite for Senior Sports Awards

    The search is on to find the borough’s sporting elite as nominations are now being accepted for the Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council Senior Sports Awards. Organised by the newly formed Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Sports Forum in association with Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, these awards recognise the wealth of sporting talent in the borough and celebrate the achievements of those who have excelled in their chosen sport. The awards were recently launched at the Palace Demesne, Armagh by the Lord Mayor of Armagh Banbridge and Craigavon, Councillor Garath Keating,

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  • Co Armagh’s Dave Haugh retains Irish Championship title at Tullyroan Oval

    on Oct 31, 16 • in Other Sports, Sports • with No Comments

    Co Armagh’s Dave Haugh retains Irish Championship title at Tullyroan Oval

    Amidst some great action and more than a hint of controversy, Portadown’s Dave Haugh and Glenavy’s Dan Shannon both successfully defended Irish Championship titles at Tullyroan Oval on Saturday evening. As the bumper crowd enjoyed a superb end of season fireworks display, Haugh took the National Bangers Irish title and Shannon the ProStocks version, whilst other victories in the Greers Volvo sponsored meeting fell to Banbridge’s Denver Grattan in the Superstox NIOvalTV Series, Ballymena’s Aaron Ward in the Ninja Karts and Portadown’s Feargal McNally in the 2.0 Hot Rods. National Bangers An excellent field of

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  • Lavery double at Dam Busters run for Niamh Louise Foundation

    on Oct 29, 16 • in In Your Area, Keady, Markethill, News, Other Sports, Sports • with No Comments

    Lavery double at Dam Busters run for Niamh Louise Foundation

    The annual Dam Busters 5km fun run and walk was held around Seaghan Dam last Sunday. Dam Busters has become an annual event in Ballymacnab and this year it raised a considerable sum of money for the Niamh Louise Foundation. The aim of the Niamh Louise Foundation is to provide a safe environment where anyone can drop in to chat about worrying thoughts, thoughts of suicide and/or self-harm. The Niamh Louise Foundation will provide love, understanding and respect with a non-judgemental listening ear. The fun run was won by Steven Lavery who posted a record

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  • Nominees revealed: Cream of borough’s junior sports stars vie for awards

    on Aug 29, 16 • in Armagh, In Your Area, News, Other Sports, Sports • with No Comments

    Nominees revealed: Cream of borough’s junior sports stars vie for awards

    Excitement is building ahead of this year’s Junior Sports Awards, which is due to take place in the Armagh City Hotel next month. The shortlisted nominees have been announced and there are some very worthy finalists. The event is organised by Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council and sponsored by Forest Feast. It is due to take place on Wednesday, September 28. Lord Mayor Garath Keating was delighted to reveal the nominees. “There are a vast range of sports represented at an extremely high level and I thank those who submitted nominations,” he said

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  • Incredible ‘Marathon Man’ calls for retention of Armagh City race

    on Aug 28, 16 • in Featured, In Your Area, Interviews, News, Other Sports, Other Sports Videos, Sports, Video • with No Comments

    Incredible ‘Marathon Man’ calls for retention of Armagh City race

    A runner who has completed more than 500 marathons all over the world has heaped praise on the Armagh City course following the inaugural event this weekend. Ultra runner Peter Ferris MBE, 60, has run a staggering 544 marathons in 34 years, from the North Pole right down to the South Pole, as well as some incredible back-to-back efforts in that time. And he has raised an incredible £650,000 for cancer charities, a disease which has taken many of his close family members. Mr Ferris, from Coleraine, ran the Armagh City Marathon on Saturday, and again on Sunday,

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  • Five-year-old boy offers school medal to Michael Conlan after controversial Rio decision

    on Aug 16, 16 • in News, Other Sports, Sports • with No Comments

    Five-year-old boy offers school medal to Michael Conlan after controversial Rio decision

    A five-year-old schoolboy has offered up his school medal to Michael Conlan after the Irish boxer was controversially dumped out of the Olympic Games in Rio. The Belfast boxer accused amateur boxing’s governing body, the AIBA, of corruption “from the core right to the top” after he narrowly lost in the bantamweight quarter-finals to the Russian Vladimir Nikitin. “They’re f***ing cheats,” he shouted. “They’re known for being cheats. Amateur boxing stinks from the core right to the top.” However, a five-year-old schoolboy by the name of Finn, has offered to put a smile back on Conlan’s

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  • Host of locals sign up for charity boxing night to raise vital funds for PIPS

    on Jul 27, 16 • in Armagh, Featured, In Your Area, News, Other Sports, Sports • with No Comments

    Host of locals sign up for charity boxing night to raise vital funds for PIPS

    A host of locals are due to battle it out in a special charity boxing night in aid of a very worthy cause. The event will take place at the Armagh City Hotel this Friday, July 29, and raise money for PIPS Newry and Mourne. The suicide prevention and self-harm group provides vital services within the local community but receives little by the way of public funding. Hence the idea for the charity fight night which, it is hoped, will be widely supported. PIPS Newry and Mourne was formed in 2003 by the death of

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  • County Armagh man looking to reach new heights in world record attempt

    on Jul 14, 16 • in Armagh, In Your Area, News, Other Sports, Sports, Video • with No Comments

    County Armagh man looking to reach new heights in world record attempt

    A county Armagh man is looking to reach new heights – quite literally – when he attempts to break the world record high altitude jump next month. Marc Daly (46), from near Caledon, and team-mates David and Stephen Duffy from Clane, Co Kildare are members of the the Irish Wingsuit Team. The Armagh man will look to set two world records with the 30,000 ft jump but until a conventional skydive, the wingsuit will allow him to travel horizontally. Currently, the greatest horizontal distance flown is 16.7 miles, while the greatest absolute distance travelled in a wingsuit is

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