Category archives for: Sport

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 […]

‘Newry City AFC is a club with ambition’ says Newry MLA

SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty and local Councillor Gary Stokes recently visited Newry City AFC.  Just 5 years after being wound up, the club has come back from the brink and is competing to return to the Irish Premiership.     Following the visit, McNulty told Newry Times, “It’s a remarkable achievement […]

Newry boxing club benefits from heathy eating initiative

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust has delivered a six-week healthy eating initiative to members of the Sacred Heart Boxing Club in Newry. The aim of the programme was to provide nutritional information to the club members in order to improve their health and wellbeing and in turn complement their boxing skills.     […]

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 […]


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