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ST.PATRICKS DAY PARADE MISSES THE RAIN

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Although very overcast the annual St. Patricks Day parade in Armagh managed to avoid any downpours. As with previous years large crowds turned out to line the route of the parade as it made its way from the Palace Grounds to Cathedral Road, finishing off at Sherry Sports Complex. Even though the weather lacked brightness the floats certainly made up for it. Of course the parade was only one item on the schedule organised by the local councils in Armagh and Down to celebrate the patrons saints day and a full programme was published beginning on March 3rd and running until 19th March.

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FREE HEALTH EVENT AT SHERRYS FIELD SPORTS COMPLEX

 

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FREE HEALTH EVENT AT SHERRYS FIELD SPORTS COMPLEX

The Westenders group are hosting a FREE health event on Wednesday 22nd March in the main hall, Cathedral Road Recreation Centre, Armagh from 1.30pm – 4.30pm. The event will include lunch, speakers on falls prevention, a local pharmacist and some physical activity taster sessions.

The Action Cancer Big Bus will also be available on the day from 9.30am – 3.30pm. They will be providing 23 breast screening appointments (for ladies aged 40 - 49 yrs and 70+ yrs) and 13 health checks (for anyone aged 16yrs +). If anyone is interested in the breast screening and/or health checks please book an appointment ASAP with Action Cancer Tel: 9080 3344 and quote ref: QBE-1070.

RESIDENTS STILL WARY OF 'PARTIES'


Over the holiday period it has been noted that the Callan Street Sherry’s Field area was relatively quiet in comparison to normal periods. Local residents have welcomed this but remain cautious and concerns have been expressed that this might be more to do with the recent publicity and increase in PSNI patrols than a genuine concern for the onslaught residents have had to thus far endure.
Community representatives have also added that they will continue to press the relevant authorities to follow through on action discussed at previous meetings. The issue of the weekly assault on the local community and the wanton destruction of leisure facilities is something that they are determined to tackle.

An Rith Photos

An Rith started off at the Bunscoil CBS and made it 's way down through the town to the Shambles, out Cathedral Road, Convent Road, Windmill Hill, Nursery Road, through Drumarg and finished of at GAA County Board Ceannáras Building

Further details of An Rith at Cairdeteo.com

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Local GAA News

THE Armagh Club Championship will be changed from 2014 onwards to include a backdoor format. The motion, proposed by St Michael's, Newtown, was passed at this year's county convention and will apply to senior, intermediate and junior grades. All three grades are expected to have 16 teams in 2014 and an open draw will determine eight winners and eight losers.

The format will be as follows:

Armagh Senior, Intermediate & Junior Football Championships 2014

Championship Round 1 (16 Teams)*
Open Draw between competing teams Winners gain entry to Championship Round 2 Losers gain entry to Qualifiers Round 1

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