Category archives for: Sport

Ready, steady, go! Hundreds of cyclists get set to descend on the Mournes

Northern Ireland’s iconic Mourne Mountains will provide the dramatic backdrop for hundreds of cyclists as they prepare to take on the Etape Mourne Cycling Sportif this month. Supported by the world’s largest online bike store, Chain Reaction Cycles, and powered by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, the ‘Etape Mourne’ cycling sportive will get into […]

Final call for nominations for Newry’s unsung football heroes

IFA and McDonald’s ambassador, Pat Jennings is calling for people involved in grassroots football to nominate the unsung heroes of the game across Northern Ireland with the deadline for the 2019 Grassroots Football Awards fast approaching.   The IFA and McDonald’s 2019 Grassroots Awards nominations officially close on 9 August. Article continues below The awards […]

Buttercrane announces support for Armagh Ladies Club Championships

Buttercrane Shopping Centre is delighted support the Armagh Ladies Club Championships for a second year as the competition is confirmed to commence – for Senior, Intermediate and Junior – on Friday 2 August. A total of 19 games will take place over the month of August in venues all around the county, leading to the […]

Four new faces at Warrenpoint Town FC

Warrenpoint Town FC has welcomed the arrivals of Dermot McVeigh, Gavin Smith, Jake O’Connor and Kaleem Simon to the club. The new signings will start the 2019/20 season in the ‘Point colours, with Manager Stephen McDonnell absolutely delighted to have secured the services of all four players.     Speaking to Newry Times, McDonnell said, […]

Newry health and fitness industry invited to enter 2019 awards

Following the huge success of the inaugural event last year, the 2019 Northern Ireland Health & Fitness Awards sponsored by Centra are back and promise to be even bigger and better than before and organisers are once again seeking entries from individuals and organisations in Newry.   Last year’s winners included Declan Trainor from The GYM […]

Ennis welcomes increase in GAA coverage

Sinn Féin MLA Sinéad Ennis has welcomed confirmation that the BBC has increased live coverage of Ulster Championship games this year. The South Down MLA said, “It’s welcome that BBC has increased its live coverage of the GAA Ulster Championships to four games this year.     “This is a sign that BBC and others […]

Search for outstanding young GAA volunteers launched

Translink and Ulster GAA are calling on clubs across the province to nominate young people for the Translink Ulster GAA Young Volunteer of the Month award. Throughout the 2019 season, each month a winner will be selected who best represents the volunteering and community spirit of the GAA. At the end of the year, one […]

Newry businesses urged to sign up for night-time run

Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games medallist Leon Reid is urging businesses in the Newry area to ‘get on board’ for the fifth annual Grant Thornton Runway Run. The 200m sprinter has joined the leading business advisory group as ambassador for the ever-popular 5k race, which is now open for registration, as it returns to the runway […]

Celtic and Rangers check in for STATSports SuperCupNI 

Celtic and Rangers have both signed up for the STATSports SuperCupNI. But Glasgow’s Old Firm pair will not meet in this summer’s international youth tournament.     Celtic will bring some of their top Under-17 future stars to compete in the Premier competition at Under-17 level while Rangers contest the Junior tournament in the U-15 […]

Local athletes race ahead in Cross Country League

Young athletes from St. Patrick’s PS, Crossmaglen were racing to the finish line at the second round of the 2018/2019 Flahavan’s Porridge Primary School Cross Country League, which took place at Palace Stables in Armagh. Keelin Bellew finished first in the boys’ fun run and Lyndsey Kelly finished third in the girls’ race.      […]


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