STRABANE distance runner Dessie McShane is preparing for one of the biggest challenges of his life – two marathons in six days. On April 16 the 46-year-old will be Stateside for the Boston Marathon before flying back for the London Marathon on April 22. It will be the ninth time Dessie has taken on Boston and amazingly, his 24th crack at London. As usual the Strabane man will be running in aid of Foyle Hospice, a charity he has raised tens of thousands of pounds for down through the years. During his 29 year career, Dessie has run over 80 [...]Read more ›
Archive for 2012
STRABANE Rugby Club will be full of confidence for this Saturday’s Gordon West Cup final at Ravenhill after lifting the Qualifying League 4 title. It is fourteen years since Strabane made it to Ravenhill, narrowly losing out in the final of the first ever Gordon West competition to Lurgan.Read more ›
It will be Tyrone’s first Division Two Final since 1973 when they defeated Wicklow before embarking on a highly successful year. Hopes will be high that similar progress can be made in 2012 as the season gathers pace.Read more ›
CAVAN have achieved the remarkable feat of capturing three underage Ulster title in the space of 12 months. An accomplished performance saw the Breffni men make it back-to-back titles in Brewster. Tyrone can have no complaints as, once again, a fancied Red Hand u-21 outfit came up short on the big occasion.Read more ›
STRABANE’S parking ticket hotspots have been revealed for the first time.
Newly released figures reveal that drivers are more likely to pick up a fine at Lower Main Street North car park than anywhere else in the District.
A LOCAL historian has expressed concerns over the future of Strabane’s building heritage, following an early morning blaze at Vaccaro’s CafeRead more ›
TWO renowned international economists have lent their weight to the idea that Strabane could become a special case for economic development.Read more ›
A NEWTOWNSTEWART mother has hit out at the vandals who smashed a precious ornament on her daughter’s grave.Read more ›
REV Geoffrey Wilson bade an emotional farewell to the parishioners of Camus-juxta-Mourne on Easter Sunday past.Read more ›