John McCullagh September 17, 2007

I was watching the GAA Gaelic All-Ireland Final yesterday (congratulations again to a magnificent Kerry side, once more victorious) when the following tale from Old Newry came to my mind. 

John McCullagh January 15, 2007

In your editor’s youth, there was only one soccer team always in contention for every trophy.   That, of course was Rockview Rangers, which played its home games on the ‘Ropewalk’ behind High Street.

John McCullagh December 3, 2006

As intimated already, the two axles of your ball-bearing buggy had to be flat and not bowed. If they were bowed, the steering didn’t work properly. I remember a number like that, and the frantic and unsuccessful efforts of owners to plane the offending wood back to a level surface!

John McCullagh November 22, 2006

Pat Murtagh, a former classmate who is featured in this photograph, supplied a list of names for identification.  He notes too that Tim Casey (Newsagents, Sugar Island) Kieran Cahill, Jackie McManus, Joe Kinney and Paul Carlin (Social worker) were associated with this 1962 team.

John McCullagh April 17, 2006

I like many "liberal" Irish Protestants, admired Gaelic games and sportsmen like the eminent Sean O’Neill (whom Newry rightly honours among its greatest sons) and the remarkable Sean Hollywood – but the sad reality is that I could not feel that there was any real place for me in the GAA.