Newry Gateway Club football tournament a great success

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Thursday, June 28th, 2012
Community, Sport
At the end of their busy sporting calendar the Newry Gateway football team took part in a football tournament dedicated in loving memory to former volunteers Lillie McCaul and Paul Murtagh. The tournament, which is for people with learning disabilities, consisted of teams from Newry, Downpatrick and Dundalk did not disappoint. Speaking to Newry Times, event organiser Kevin McAteer stated, “I would like to thank all those who took part, especially Three Ways community association for letting us use their facilities and Courtney’s restaurant for providing the food.” With many councillors and supporters in attendance Kevin added, “I would also like to thank all the volunteers for their help to make this year’s tournament a success. It is also great to see the community supporting their local Gateway Club.” Newry Gateway Club committee member Lauren Kershaw said, “It was a great day at the Gateway football tournament at Three Ways community centre. Well done to all the teams who took part and thank you to everyone who came to support and help out.” In relation to football, both Newry Gateway football teams came runners up in their respective tournaments, proving that Newry Gateway Club is providing high calibre football training and football events all year round for people with learning disabilities.
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