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Bangor’s RNLI busiest in Northern Ireland last year

Bangor’s RNLI busiest in Northern Ireland last year

RNLI lifeboats in Northern Ireland launched 261 times in 2014 bringing 281 people to safety, while the charity’s lifeguards helped 284 people on 10 beaches during the season. Bangor and Donaghadee launched 76 times saving 73 lives. Bangor was the busiest single site station launching 49 times and helping 51 people. Enniskillen RNLI, which operates from

Cadets compete for Colonel’s Cup

COUNTY Down Cadets have been collecting honours in one of the Province’s most prestigious Cadet competitions, The Colonel’s Cup, contested annually at Ballykinler Training Centre. The Army Cadet Force team, made up of representatives of Cadets from the Peninsula, Donaghadee, Gransha and Dundonald Army Cadet Force Detachments, were narrowly beaten into second place in the


Bangor aim for All Ireland Junior Cup

Bangor Rugby Club’s 1st XV travel to Portadown this coming Saturday (31st January) to contest the final of the All Ireland Junior Cup against Dundalk. Having secured a top four place in last season’s league, this is Bangor’s first involvement in this prestigious competition, and to reach the final after a challenging series of fixtures,


Bangor hit six in cup defence

Dungiven 0, Bangor 6 INTERMEDIATE CUP-HOLDERS Bangor proved too slick in front of goal on Saturday for their hard-working NI Intermediate League opponents, scoring three goals in each half, with strikers Ethan Boylan and Richard Gibson scoring a brace each, and midfielder Dom Melly and substitute Colin Nixon adding one each. Making five changes from


Welcome win for team with one eye on cup final

PUTTING the disappointment of last week’s defeat at Instonians behind them, Bangor Rugby Club’s 1st XV produced a solid performance at home to beat Ballymoney by 20-13 and secure third position in the league. With one eye on their All Ireland Junior Cup final against Dundalk RFC on January 31, this was going to be


League campaign back on track

Bangor 4 Donegal Celtic 2 IT was back to league action on Saturday and Bangor showed there was no cup hangover following the Co Antrim Shield final four days earlier as they defeated an impressive Donegal Celtic side which played some excellent football. Indeed the home team had to work hard to keep their place