Category archives for: Sport

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, […]

FREE tennis sessions in Warrenpoint for all the family

With Wimbledon just around the corner national sports charity ‘Tennis For Free’ has served up a first for Northern Ireland by investing in a year-long programme of free tennis sessions hoping hundreds of people across the Warrenpoint area can make a racquet at Milltown Tennis Courts.  In an exciting partnership with the Newry, Mourne and […]

Griffin signs for Warrenpoint Town FC

Warrenpoint Town FC have announced the signing of 27-year-old striker Marc Griffin from Glenavon. Born in Melbourne, Australia, Griffin has had spells at Dundalk, Derry City, Bohemians, Drogheda United and most recently with Glenavon. Marc is a highly-rated, pacey striker who has played for some top clubs and is a known goal scorer.     […]

Chairman celebrates Newry City promotion to top league

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson, Councillor Mark Murnin, hosted a reception for Newry City Athletic Football Club to celebrate their remarkable rise through Irish League football and their promotion to the Premier League, in the Sean Hollywood Arts Centre recently. Speaking at the reception, Chairman Murnin said, “I am delighted to be able […]

World Cup 2018 – get active and snack healthy

With less than one week to go to the start of the World Cup in Russia, the Public Health Agency (PHA) is encouraging people to use the competition as inspiration to kick off some healthy habits. Mary Black, Assistant Director for Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement at the PHA, said, “The World Cup will see […]

Newry health and fitness industry encouraged to enter awards

Northern Ireland’s first ever Health and Fitness Awards have been launched to help recognise and celebrate the industry’s leading professionals and organisers are seeking entries from individuals and organisations in Newry. The prestigious awards ceremony, which is sponsored by convenience retailer Centra, will take place on Saturday 22 September 2018 in the Crowne Plaza Belfast […]

Newry footballers battle it out

Over 100 pupils across Northern Ireland participated in the 2018 Hughes Insurance Let Them Play FA Cup on 31 May.  The Hughes Insurance Let Them Play FA Cup is a five-a-side tournament, held annually for schools across Northern Ireland catering for pupils with a learning disability.     Pictured (above) at the tournament are Rathore […]

Buttercrane Shopping Centre to sponsor Armagh Ladies Senior Club Championship

Buttercrane Shopping Centre is delighted to announce their sponsorship of Armagh Ladies Senior Club Championship 2018. The launch took place in Centre recently and Peter Murray said the Centre was delighted to support Armagh Ladies Gaelic Football and looked forward to an exciting summer of football.     “Buttercrane Shopping Centre is delighted to support […]

‘Sporting games a casulty of no government’ – Newry MLA

SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has claimed that the lack of a devolved Government at Stormont could see the region losing out on hosting the Commonwealth Youth Games in 2021. McNulty was reacting to news that a decision on the hosting of the games has been postponed due to the lack of […]

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