Category archives for: Sport

Newry athlete shines in Fab Five series

The second of this year’s firmus energy Fab Five Athletic Series hailed another great success with 230 participants taking part, including a number of first time competitors. The popularity of this much-coveted event has grown in the last few years and the recent second event saw participants come from across the region, including groups from […]

Gavin Brennan signs for Warrenpoint Town FC

Warrenpoint Town FC has announced Gavin Brennan as their second signing for the 2018/19 season. Gavin comes to the club with a lot of experience playing in the League of Ireland for teams such as Drogheda United and Shamrock Rovers.     Gavin has also played in the Europa League for Shamrock Rovers. Speaking to […]

Newry company scoops Deal of the Year award for £1 billion deal

Newry company STATSports lifted the title of Deal of the Year at The Irish Times Business Awards held in Dublin recently. The sports tech firm’s deal with US Soccer – the governing body of the sport in the US – struck earlier this year fought off stiff competition from a number of other hefty transactions, […]

Football legend visits Camlough Rovers to launch Grassroots Football Awards

Football legends and well-known personalities joined the McDonald’s Grassroots Football Awards launch recently as it visited communities and football clubs across Northern Ireland to announce details of the 2018 programme which is seeking out the unsung heroes of grassroots football. Football fans, club members and children turned out to meet ambassadors; Martin Keown, Pat Jennings, […]

Newry man Colm ‘Bootsy’ Fearon organises event ‘full of amazing views, selfies, exercise and great craic’

An exciting event is taking place this summer on your doorstep taking in the spectacular views across Camlough and Slieve Gullion mountains in South Armagh. The ‘Twin Peaks Challenge’ will take place on Saturday 23 June 2018 starting at Carrickcruppen GAA, Camlough.      Two local charities are set to benefit from all proceeds of […]

Warrenpoint Town FC appoints McDonnell and Barron

The Board of Warrenpoint Town FC have agreed a 3-year contract with Stephen McDonnell as First Team Manager. Speaking to Newry Times, Chairman Connaire McGreevy said, “We are delighted to have successfully negotiated a three year deal with Stevie, with Colm Barron staying on as Assistant Manager.     “We had a lot of interest […]

Newry Sinn Fein Councillor’s father injured in ‘criminal thuggery’ at football game

Newry City Sinn Féin Councillor Valerie Harte said that there was no place in sport for what she described as ‘criminal thuggery’ after her father was injured in an incident last night at the Newry City AFC v Portadown game. Police said they received a report of a disturbance at Newry Showgrounds in the city’s […]

Cycle Against Suicide is bound for Newry

Registrations are now open for Cycle Against Suicide’s annual cycle, which will take place from 28 April 2018 – 7 May 2018 across Northern Ireland and Ireland. Cycle Against Suicide is an initiative to raise awareness of the help and support networks that are available to people across Northern Ireland and Ireland that are battling […]

Surprise visit for Newry City Special Olympics Club footballers

Footballers from Newry City Special Olympics Club were among those visited by former Northern Ireland and Manchester United footballer, Keith Gillespie, at a recent training session for Team Ulster in the Antrim Forum. Keith joined members of the Team Ulster football teams, including Jason Myles, Patrick Kelly Patrick Hughes, Philip Armstrong, Noel Rice and Paul […]

Call for Homestay Volunteers in Newry for Cycle Against Suicide

Cycle Against Suicide is seeking homestay provider support for the Northern Ireland leg of its annual cycle taking place from 28 April 2018 – 7 May 2018. Cycle Against Suicide is an initiative to raise awareness of the help and support networks that are available to people across the island of Ireland that are battling […]


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