Category archives for: Sport

Ennis meets IFA on sports development grant

Sinn Féin Culture, Arts and Sport spokesperson Sinéad Ennis has reiterated her call on the Department for Education to reconsider its decision to close the sports development programme and reinstate the sports development grant. The South Down MLA was speaking after a meeting with the Irish Football Association. Speaking to Newry Times, Sinéad Ennis said, […]

Young local referee praised for her volunteering effort

Ulster GAA in association with Translink has unearthed an outstanding young GAA volunteer from Killeavy GAA, Co Armagh.  24 year old Cliodhna McAteer has been awarded the Translink Young GAA Volunteer of the Month Award for August 2017, following a nomination from her club which demonstrated her outstanding contribution to Killeavy GAA.     Cliodhna […]

All-Ireland title tops successful summer for Rostrevor sailor Quinn

Conor Quinn, an Irish sailor from Rostrevor and a member of Carlingford Lough Yacht Club (CLYC) and Rush Sailing Club (RSC), has recently been crowned the all-Ireland Youth Laser Radial Sailing Champion for 2017. Receiving the prestigious accolade tops a successful summer for the young sailor, having also represented Ireland at the European Championships in […]

Underage festival of football set for Down

Féile Peile na nÓg will be held in Down, Louth, and Meath in June 2018.  This will be the first time that Down and Louth have hosted this festival of Gaelic Football, while Meath hosted the event in 1991 and 1992.     Recognised as one of the most important events in the GAA calendar, […]

Newry athletes shine in penultimate firmus energy Super Six

The fifth event in this year’s firmus energy Super Six Series welcomed more than 130 young athletes to the Mary Peters Track in Belfast last Thursday evening. With four previous events under the athletes’ belts, there was a real competitive edge as they competed in a number of disciplines aiming to better their previous outing. […]

Keith Hamilton appointed Warrenpoint under 20 manager

Warrenpoint Town Football Club has announced Keith Hamilton as under 20 development Manager for the upcoming season. Speaking to Newry Times, Chairman Connaire McGreevy said, “We believe that Keith is the perfect man for the job. “Keith has been an Irish FA Volunteer Match Monitor and has been involved within various other volunteer roles at […]

Pat Jennings visits Warrenpoint Town FC

McDonald’s Head of Northern Ireland Football Pat Jennings recently joined Warrenpoint Town FC and the Irish FA as they hosted a Community Football Day to encourage children to give football a go. The event, which took place at the County Down Club, saw hundreds of young footballers gather to enjoy the day with many other […]

Excitement builds for Camlough’s ‘Giant of a Weekend’ event

Following a year of closure and some £3m investment, Camlough Lake is officially open for business with the launch of A Giant of a Weekend on 3rd and 4th June, supported by Newry Mourne and Down District Council. Kick starting with the return of the Crooked Lake Triathalon on Saturday 3rd June at 2pm, the […]

Football mad Newry Mum launches NI Mum of the Year Award

Coleraine and Northern Ireland U-17’s ladies manager Alison Nichol launched this year’s McDonald’s Football Mum of the Year Award during the half-time interval at Northern Ireland’s match against Norway with Newry mum Kate Cahill. Alison; mum of three year old Zac is calling for people across Northern Ireland to nominate a deserving ‘football mum’ for […]

Newry kids to help world record attempt

The official mascot for this summer’s UEFA Women’s Under 19 Championship, Sweet Caroline, is launching a bid to break the world record for the most penalties scored by a mascot in one minute. Sweet Caroline will be touring schools across Northern Ireland for 10 days from 27th March to get help from the kids for […]


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