Derrybeg host welfare rights reform forum

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Derrybeg Maidens

Derrybeg Maidens

each and everyone of them are ambassadors for us all. the present committee have done fantastic work.

Judges from local schools as well as a former miss Derrybeg and parish priestLast friday night a large crowd attended the miss derybeg final in bellini;s and what a night it was entertainment from start to finish,with a night at the races ,the final, and great music and dancing by showtime. This is the true face of Derrybeg a community that has been in existence for 50 years Young finalists that are true ambassadors for Derrybeg and the winner Michelle Magee will proudly carry the banner of the residents during her reign. If you were there on the night im sure you have a good comment to make to us.

Rebuilding our teams

Training for the under age football takes place every Tuesday evening over on the greens everyone is welcome to join in the training sessions if they wish to get involved with the underage teams. John Magee is doing a wonderful job as he puts them trough their paces. a lot of work has yet to be done but the young people are keen to see a Derrybeg team playing in the league once again. Its really not about what Derrybeg can do for you but what you can do for Derrybeg. sadly a lot of people in Newry have lost that philosophy , Is this an American trend  to follow. comments on our attitude to this welcome.


below some of the training sessions

Easter egg treasure hunt

Easter Saturday was quite a busy afternoon for many of our young would be treasure hunters in Derrybeg. 46 young people registered for the hunt which took place at 3.00pm around the alleys,avenues and greens within the estate. Parents also got involved as the excitement got the better of them as clue upon clue was uncovered. the eventual winners arrived home at 3.36pm. word has it that children were seen out around the streets of the estate from 9.00 am that morning ! Following the hunt refreshments were enjoyed by all back at the community house The winning team was ably managed by Carol Mc Stay. Well done to each and everyone of you. due to the numbers involved our next treasure hunt will be following a different format. So everyone watch this space and our bulletin.       the young winners who came in at a time of 3.36

Miss Derrybeg Final in Bellini’s

The date is getting closer to the big night for many of the young ladies who have entered the Miss Derrybeg competition which will be held in Bellini’s on Friday 11th of May. This will be quite a night of entertainment.As well as the Miss Derrybeg Final, we have  included a night at the races, along with music from the fabulous Showtime.Tickets are now on sale from any committee member or from John Paul’s shop in the estate. Doors open at 7.30 and the first race starts at 8.00pm. So a big Failte  gos out to you all to join us on the evening.Tickets are priced at £5.00 more information will be posted as we approach the date.

we would like t…

we would like to remind everyone that our fund raising pub quiz night is on March 24th hopefully as many as possible will attend all money will go towards the 50th year festival celebrations for our estate. the venue for it is the ArmaghhDown bar Monaghan street everyone is welcome and a big thank you to Annie for the use of the premises on the night.go raibh maith agat Annie

meeting in council office

meeting in council office

Derrybeg committee representative’s meet with councillors and council officials

On Sunday 26th …

On Sunday 26th of February the community association held their family sponsored cycle / walk along Newry tow path to pontyzpass to raise funds for the community association and youth activities. The weather was perfect for the occasion and a huge turnout of Derrybeg residents as well as friends ensured a good bit of friendly banter along the way, for some of the very young it was their first time along the tow path. Refreshments were provided at the half way point at Steensons Bridge by Eamonn who had set up a great lay out, tho on occasions like this food never seems to last long. By the way I speak from experience on this occasion Gerald. On the return journey back to Newry bikes were exchanged by some, others just confiscated the smaller bikes and made off, Vicky found a small bike and never looked back till she reached carnbane. Those who cycled to carnbane continued on to Derrybeg and a bus brought the rest of the families home. A Big Maith sibhse (well done ) to you all. You did Derrybeg proud.
On Tuesday night 28th some members from our young M.T.B club had a taste of their first night cycle. Leaving Derybeg as darkness fell we made our way to Rostrevor where we had planned a journey of some 12km over the mountain and forest to letrim lodge. The journey was an introduction to M.T.B night cycling for young Cathal and James and on the long strenuous climb out of kilbroney towards yellow water they were sorely tested. Cycling deeper and deeper into the forest, vision was reduced to at least 2 metres and this was only as a result of the “Miners Lamps” we wore on our helmets. Coming out of the forest and crossing a dirt track we were blinded by two huge lights coming in the opposite direction no I said to James no cars up here !! Fellow cyclists heading out to kilbroney Cathal was sure glad to reach yellow water where bars and drinks were shared. Fortunately for some ( No names) The ascent out of yellow water was short before an almost free wheel descent down to Kilbroney. Team Leader on the Night Malachy said “night cycling in forest /Mountain terrain can be complicated, arduous and dangerous that is why we set strict guidelines and rules before any cycle. This cycling can be enjoyable but it is not about speed, its about team work, staying grouped, looking out for each other, listening and following instructions. Another cycle is planned before the end of March details will be displayed in the clubhouse. You must register in advance for this and bike must pass safety requirements. Contact Malachy
The St Patrick’s Day workshops are continuing every Saturday form 1.00 pm –2.30 pm. Both rooms in the community house have to be used now as we attempt to assemble our features for the parade on St Patrick’s Day. The young people have been working really hard over this past 4 weeks and are a credit to their community and parents as they all work together on their designs along with Craig and Malachy. There is still a number of weeks before the workshops finish and everyone is very welcome to attend any of them at any time. Times are 1.00 pm—2.30 pmImage

Quiz night in Armagh / Down bar 24th March

The community association are holding a quiz night in the above bar to raise funds for our summer festival everyone welcome