Category archives for: Sport

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 […]

Nominations open for rugby club volunteers in Newry

The search is on to find this season’s SONI Community Champions – those volunteers who work tirelessly for their local rugby club, making a vital contribution to the game at a grassroots level. Now in its third year, the Community Champions Award is spearheaded by SONI (System Operator for Northern Ireland) in partnership with Ulster […]

World-renowned cycling expert to give talk for Newry cyclists

If you’ve been thinking about getting into cycling, now’s the time to meet the members of Armagh Down Cycling Club. On 22nd November, Armagh Down CC will be holding its annual membership night and it’s the perfect opportunity to go along and find out what’s on offer.     A warm welcome awaits and you […]

Newry legend Pat Jennings surprises Ashgrove FC under 10’s with new football kits

Newry legend Pat Jennings recently visited the new Newry Leisure Centre to surprise Ashgrove Rovers FC and deliver them a brand-new kit to the under 10’s team. The club received a free kit courtesy of local McDonald’s franchisee John McCollum and the McDonald’s and Irish Football Association Accredited Club Kit Scheme.      The event […]


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