Category archives for: Sport

Newry football clubs urged to apply to host a Community Football Day

Football clubs across Northern Ireland are being encouraged to apply to host a Community Football Day. McDonald’s, which partners the Irish Football Association and the Irish FA Foundation across a range of projects, helps to fund Community Football Days as part of its ongoing commitment to developing grassroots football around the UK.     Community […]

Backroom boost for Warrenpoint Town FC

Stephen McDonnell and the Board at Warrenpoint have completed the backroom appointments of Colm Barron and Stefano Greco. Colm Barron, who recently completed his UEFA A Licence, also has a degree in Sports Management from University College Dublin.     Following his degree, he studied in Spain under the guidance of Catalan FA Pro License […]

Local MLA meets with BBC over lack of GAA coverage

South Down MLA Sinéad Ennis has met the BBC’s Head of Sports Programming Shane Glynn to discuss concerns regarding GAA coverage in Northern Ireland. Speaking after the meeting Ms Ennis said, “There is huge frustration in regards to the amount of BBC coverage of GAA games.     “Currently over a quarter of a million […]

Warrenpoint Town part ways with Matthew Tipton

Matthew Tipton has left Warrenpoint Town Football Club.  He has been appointed as Portadown manager on a two and a half year contract.     Following last night’s game, the Board of Warrenpoint Town agreed to part ways with Matthew Tipton. Speaking to Newry Times, Chairman Connaire McGreevy said, “After a conversation with Matthew last […]

BBC urged to enhance GAA coverage

South Down MLA Sinéad Ennis is urging the BBC to explore what steps it can take to ensure it provides enhanced coverage of GAA fixtures, particularly the latter stages of the All-Ireland Championship. Speaking to Newry Times, Ennis, the Sinn Féin Spokesperson for Culture, Arts and Sport said, “I will be seeking a meeting with […]

Newry company strikes deal to supply Ireland rugby team

Newry company STATSports has signed a deal with the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) to provide its GPS tracking and performance monitoring technology for every senior professional rugby player on the island of Ireland. The sports technology firm will supply the Ireland men’s, women’s, U20s and representative teams as well as the national 7s squads […]

Parr and Dane sign Warrenpoint Town extensions

Warrenpoint Town Football Club has announced that Jonny Parr and Jordan Dane have signed a new 2 year extension. Jonny Parr played his first game for the ‘Point back in 2011 and since then he has been a reliable and consistent player.     A Spokesperson for the club said, “We are delighted he has […]

Double signing boost for Warrenpoint Town FC

Warrenpoint Town have completed another double signing boost.  Teenager Connor Farrelly and 22-year-old Alan O’Sullivan have completed their moves, which has been greeted with optimism with the faithful fans.     Speaking to Newry Times, Manager Matthew Tipton said, “We are very excited to have managed to sign Connor Farrelly from Glasgow Celtic. “Connor was […]

Newry residents urged to nominate local stars for Sports Awards 2017

Sports fans, clubs, sporting bodies and schools in Newry are being urged to nominate their top sporting stars for 2017 with the launch of the Belfast Telegraph Sports Awards. Steeped in local sporting success, the Newry area has many beacons of local, regional and national sporting arenas who deserve to be recognised for their accomplishments. […]

SRC success at Ulster Colleges tournament

Southern Regional College Gaelic football teams recently travelled to compete in the prestigious Ulster Colleges Competition at the Mid Ulster Sports Arena in Cookstown.  The teams were made up from students from Armagh and Newry campuses.      The competition was tough on the day from the other regional colleges in Ulster but SRC lead […]


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