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Warrenpoint Town FC are ‘building on experience’ with new signing

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Gavin Peers will be the manager’s fourth signing of the season.     New Warrenpoint Town FC signing Gavin Peers comes on board boasting a wealth of experience.     Gavin previously played with Glentoran FC for eighteen months, Sligo Rovers for eleven seasons, St Pat’s Athletic and Derry city. The 34-year-old Central Defender fits […]

Minister announces re-opening of Sports Hardship Fund

Communities Minister, Carál Ní Chuilín, has announced the re-opening of the Sports Hardship Fund to help sports clubs deal with the financial impact of Covid-19.     The Sports Hardship Fund initially opened on 14 April.     It has provided support totalling £1.245million to help over 600 sports clubs maintain facilities during the lockdown. […]

John Cooney renews brand ambassador role with Shelbourne Motors

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Shelbourne Motors has renewed its association with Ulster and Ireland scrum-half John Cooney as its official Brand Ambassador. The Irish International will once again link-up with one of Northern Ireland’s largest family-owned vehicle retailers to promote its range of global car manufacturers.     Shelbourne Motors employs over 170 staff across its multi-award-winning dealerships in […]

Newry businesses urged to register for Grant Thornton 5K

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Grant Thornton’s 5K will run across the island of Ireland on 14, 15 and 16 August.     Leading professional services firm Grant Thornton is calling on businesses in the Newry area to register for its digital 5K challenge race series (GT5K) with races set to take place virtually around the island of Ireland for […]

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Ennis calls on IFA to distribute UEFA funding to local clubs

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Sinn Féin MLA Sinead Ennis has called on the IFA to distribute its UEFA funding to soccer clubs in order to help them through the COVID crisis. Speaking to Newry Times, the spokesperson for Culture, Arts and Sports said, “The Coronavirus pandemic has had a negative effect on many sectors, including our local soccer clubs. […]

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: COVID-19 bursary fund for rugby clubs launched

SONI (System Operator for Northern Ireland) and Ulster Rugby have launched a bursary fund to support rugby clubs as they plan a return to activity post COVID-19. The fund will recognise the efforts of clubs throughout Ulster who have supported their community during the ongoing pandemic.     The bursary is an extension of the […]

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Hardship Fund for Sport generates “exceptional level in demand”

350 sports clubs and organisations have applied for financial assistance through the Department for Communities Hardship Fund for Sport since the scheme was launched on Monday.   Embed from Getty Images   The £500,000 fund, managed by SportNI, aims to provide financial assistance through a £2000 grant to sports clubs and organisations to assist with […]

Warrenpoint Town FC to host open night for fans and volunteers

Warrenpoint Town FC is hosting an open night for fans and volunteers of the club to discuss the next stages of the club’s development.  The event will be held in Warrenpoint Town Hall at 6:30pm on 26 February. Article continues below Speaking to Newry Times, Connaire McGreevy, Chairman, said, “This is an opportunity for the […]

Time running out to nominate Newry rugby heroes

Entries for SONI (System Operator for Northern Ireland) and Ulster Rugby’s Real Rugby Heroes Award will close at noon on Monday 17 February and organisers are calling for last-minute nominations in Lisburn, Dromore and Newry.   The award scheme was launched by SONI in 2015 as part of its domestic sponsorship of the SONI Ulster Rugby […]

Newry athlete runner-up in 2019 Novosco 10k Grand Prix Series

A runner from Newry has finished in second place out of 1,050 registered runners in the 2019 Novosco 10k Grand Prix series. Patricia Brown, a member of Newry City Runners, was runner-up in the 18-race series. Article continues below She was among the winners who collected their awards at a recent prizegiving ceremony at the […]

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