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GATES STOLEN FROM TWO CHURCH PROPERTIES

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25 Jan 2013 Comments Off on GATES STOLEN FROM TWO CHURCH PROPERTIES

By Cianna McNally Gardai in Monaghan are investigating the theft of gates from two church properties in recent days. Cast-iron gates were stolen from St Mary’s Church, Magherarney, Smithboro between 6pm last Thursday and 9am last Friday morning. Wrought-iron gates were also taken from the Church of Ireland graveyard in Broomfield at some time last Sunday or Monday. A spokesman from Monaghan Garda Station confirmed to the Northern Standard that gardai were following a line of enquiry into the thefts.

€3 MILLION CHRISTMAS EXPORT BOOST FOR MONAGHAN COMPANY

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20 Dec 2012 Comments Off on €3 MILLION CHRISTMAS EXPORT BOOST FOR MONAGHAN COMPANY
€3 MILLION CHRISTMAS EXPORT BOOST FOR MONAGHAN COMPANY

Smithboro poultry firm Grove Turkeys Ltd have announced that they will be exporting €3 million worth of Irish turkeys into over 300 Tesco stores in the UK this Christmas. The firm are also recruiting 280 seasonal workers to meet the intensive festive season demand. The Christmas export windfall forms part of a €5 million business link between the Co Monaghan company and the major retail chain. Over the festive period Grove will supply fresh Irish turkeys and free-range birds from its 12 farms nationwide to all major ...

SMITHBORO BOXER WINS ULSTER TITLE

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9 Nov 2012 Comments Off on SMITHBORO BOXER WINS ULSTER TITLE
SMITHBORO BOXER WINS ULSTER TITLE

Marc Brennan of Old school ABC Smithboro produced a terrific performance in Tyholland last weekend in the Ulster 9-County novice final. Boxing Oran Shields from Letterkenny ABC in what many considered one of the bouts of the championships. Brennan got of to a blistering start and took a early and convincing lead. Going into the third round he was eight points clear and looked a dead cert for the Ulster title. Shields came back very strong and for many parts of the round there were heavy toe to toe exchanges. The decision went 28-23 in ...

MONAGHAN RFC 1ST XV RETURN TO WINNING WAYS

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9 Nov 2012 Comments Off on MONAGHAN RFC 1ST XV RETURN TO WINNING WAYS
MONAGHAN RFC 1ST XV RETURN TO WINNING WAYS

Monaghan’s 1st XV travelled to BHSFP RFC(belfast high school former pupils) on the Carrickfergus road to try to regain their winning ways after last weeks disappointing result against the PSNI. The PSNI match was one that got away from the Monaghan lads and they were keen to make a means. Monaghan have travelled to Belfast for this fixture for years now and have yet to earn a win on Belfast soil. Last years away fixture was one the poorest performances the Monaghan lads registered that season, they were lucky that ...

Hannah’s Happy Hundredth!

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20 May 2011 Comments Off on Hannah’s Happy Hundredth!
Hannah’s Happy Hundredth!

By Cianna McNally A LOCAL lady has much to be proud of as she celebrated her 100th birthday last week. Hannah ‘Annie’ McElwain formerly of Aughnamalla, Smithboro has been a resident of Drumbear Nursing Home on the outskirts of Monaghan town for nine years. She was joined by her family and friends on Wednesday last, 11th May to mark the unique occasion. The celebrations began with a Mass said by Very Rev. Joseph McCluskey, parish priest of Threemilehouse followed by a visit from Monaghan Town Mayor Robbie Gallagher. ...