Football

DERRY HELD AT HOME BY PATS

Derry City were unlucky not to break their duck on Friday night with yet another chance at winning maximum points going begging. It ended nil all as Roddy Collins’ men hosted league champions St. Patrick’s Athletic at the Brandywell. A goalless draw means a third straight draw at home for the Foylesiders, …

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Limavady Rattle Canary Cages

           Limavady United under 15’s kicked off their Foyle Cup, Group C, clash with Norwich at the Limavady Showgrounds with a surprisingly hard fought victory. Many had United well and truly written off before kick-off, with predicted scores of up to 6-0 in favour of the Canaries. It certainly looked …

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Donaghadee RFC Making History.

Donaghadee Rugby Club have their celebrations in full swing after beating Ballynahinch RFC to make it the prestigious Towns Cup Final for the first time in fifty-five years. The game started off on the right foot for the men in red and green, with Donaghadee first to put points on …

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Art Review: ‘I can say this with absolute certainty. I was there’

The collaboration of knives, forks and newspapers make for an interesting exhibition at the Crescent Arts Centre in Belfast, by artist Sue Morris and University of Ulster lecturers Greg McLaughlin and Steve Baker.  The exhibition centres around the idea of conflicting perceptions of historical events and the relationship between an …

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Ulster dreams crushed by Saracens

Ulster 15 Saracens 17 Ravenhill came alive for Ulster’s Heineken Cup quarter-final clash with Saracens. Ulster clearly fed off the crowd’s energy and started the match with a high intensity approach.  Unfortunately, they paid for their aggression after just 5 minutes when Jared Payne saw red for a collision with …

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Silhouette see off songwriters’ festival

Portstewart Songwriters’ Festival concluded on Sunday night with an intimate gig from Silhouette. The Anchor Bar was the venue for the charismatic Shauna Tohill to showcase her talents with her band. The small bar quickly filled up as the band grabbed the crowd’s attention with slow rocker ‘Running Against The …

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Harrisons Hauls Top Marks.

Last Sunday marked Mother’s Day for many women, but more significantly for me, it marked my annual trip to Harrison’s farm shop and restaurant– a visit my mum and I would make on this special weekend each year. The farm friendly, family-run restaurant is perfectly nestled on the picturesque hills …

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Coleraine Council welcome improved railway line

Coleraine Borough Council met in the council offices in Cloonavin on Tuesday 19th February 2013 at 6.30pm. Deputy Mayor Alderman Creelman, chairman for the evening, opened proceedings by welcoming everyone to the meeting. The first item of business was an update from the General Manager of Rail Services in Translink, …

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Councillors pleased with improvements to North Coast rail lines

BY JAYNE MCCORMACK Coleraine councillors were told of the huge transformation to the North Coast’s railway system at their meeting on Tuesday, 19 February. Mal McGreevy, general manager of rail services at Translink, said that there had been a 70% increase in the number of trains operating between Belfast to …

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N Ireland debates EU exit but unites to lobby Irish Presidency on CAP reform

As the UK eyes the EU exit door, Northern Ireland is looking to the Irish Presidency of the European Council as an opportunity to lobby on behalf of farmers in upcoming Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) negotiations. At a Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister Committee report meeting Monday, …