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Mum-of-three who avoided PE at school is now a marathon champion

Mum-of-three who avoided PE at school is now a marathon champion
By Armagh I newsletter • Issue #63 • View online
Good morning folks, Micheal here with you. A later than usual Friday offering here. Staff seem to think it’s okay to have holidays these days….
Anyway, plenty of stories covered this week and many more sitting ready to go out over the next few days too.
Here’s one we haven’t published on the website yet….
We caught up (obviously only figuratively because we’d evidently struggle to do it in person) Lurgan woman Gillian McCrory (pictured left) who took up running almost by accident nine years ago. She said she is still in shock after coming second in the women’s race in Belfast City Marathon earlier this month.

Also in the news..
A rural County Armagh primary school has been earmarked for closure. Kingsmills Primary is expected to be “discontinued” from August 31 next year or “as soon as possible thereafter”.
A man who subjected his daughter to an “appalling” and “depraved” campaign of rape and sexual abuse over a period of almost 10 years has been sentenced to 16 years in jail.
A man who carried out what a judge described as “a campaign of sexual abuse” against his foster-daughter has been jailed for nine years and will remain of the Sex Offender Register for life.
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