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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 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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  • 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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  • 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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