Category archives for: Sport

Carrickcruppen coach named a finalist in GAA Coach of the Year awards

Barry Flynn, a coach from Carrickcruppen GAA is a finalist in the Translink Ulster GAA Coach of the Year awards. Representing Armagh, he is one of nine outstanding volunteer coaches who have been selected from their respective counties. The finalists were selected following public nominations submitted by club members across Ulster. A panel of experts […]

Bosco star player is Translink Ulster GAA Volunteer of the Month

Shannon Carroll from St John Bosco club in Newry is the latest winner of the Translink Ulster GAA Volunteer of the Month award.  The accolade is presented to one young person each month, whose efforts best demonstrate the volunteering spirit of the GAA.     Shannon came out on top of nominations from clubs across […]

‘BBC should introduce GAA highlights programme’ – Ennis

Sinn Féin MLA Sinéad Ennis has reiterated calls for the BBC to introduce a highlights programme of club championship games in the north. The party’s Culture, Arts and Sport spokesperson said, “Gaelic games is the largest spectator sport in the north of Ireland but continues to be ignored when it comes to TV coverage.   […]

Carrickcruppen GAA builds for the future with Danske Bank grant

Local GAA club Carrickcruppen was one of 18 local organisations to benefit from nearly £10,000 of funding from Danske Bank in recent months. The Camlough club received £485 through the Danske Volunteer Grants programme, which provides grants to local organisations with which Danske employees are involved outside of work.     Danske Bank employee, Dave […]

Newry gym managers shortlisted for awards

Two gym managers from Newry have been shortlisted for Northern Ireland’s first ever Health and Fitness Awards. Declan Trainor from The GYM Newry and Derrick Harris from Newry Leisure Centre are both in the running for Gym Manager of the Year.     Over 200 entries were received and independently judged by a highly experienced […]

Newry company launches pioneering on-field performance monitoring wearable

Newry company STATSports, the global leader in the elite sports performance wearable market, has launched its pioneering new device – the APEX Athlete Series. APEX Athlete allows competitive soccer players and other field sport athletes to reach their peak performance using the same technology as the company’s illustrious client base, which includes Brazil Football Federation, […]

Newry Chairperson’s ‘Be Active Cup’ kicks off

The first round of matches in the Chairperson’s Be Active Cup kicks off on Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 July in Jennings Park, Newry and Kilmore Playing Fields, Crossgar. Sixteen teams in total from various leagues across the district have entered this exciting new tournament in a bid to reach the finals on Wednesday 1 […]

O’Connor returns to Warrenpoint Town FC

Warrenpoint Town Football Club has announced that 22-year-old Ciaran O’Connor has returned to the club, signing from Finn Harps. A former Rangers, Quay Celtic and Rock Celtic youngster, O’Connor has also had a lot of experience in the League of Ireland, having spells at Dundalk, Derry City, Longford Town, Bohemians and most recently Finn Harps. […]

Newry MLA to meet RTE over GAA coverage

SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty is set to meet with senior representatives of RTE over concerns about coverage in Northern Ireland.  McNulty, a member of the Armagh All Ireland winning GAA team from 2002, explained, “RTE is our national broadcaster and at this time of year, in the thick of the GAA […]

Halfpenny signs for Warrenpoint Town

Warrenpoint Town FC has announced the signing of 22-year-old midfielder Noel Halfpenny from Crumlin Star.  Halfpenny joins on the back of a very successful campaign with Crumlin Star FC.     He played a vital role in midfield as they completed a league and cup treble. Speaking to Newry Times, Manager Stephen Mc Donnell stated, […]


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