Category archives for: Sport

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 […]

Forde selected for Northern Ireland U18 squad

Young striker Lorcan Forde has been selected by the Northern Ireland U18 Schoolboy international squad. The 17 year old striker, who has come through the youth ranks at Warrenpoint Town FC, has been selected by the international scouts. Article continues below: He will represent Northern Ireland in the Inspiresport Centenary Shield.   The competition will […]

Warrenpoint Town midfielder selected for NI u19 Training Camp

Warrenpoint Town midfielder Liam McKenna has been called up to the Northern Ireland U19 training camp. The 17 year old, who signed this season, has impressed the Milltown faithful and now the Northern Ireland International set up. Article continues below: This is the second calling for the young midfielder. The training camp will take place […]

Nominations for local grassroots heroes now open

Nominations for the 2017 Irish FA Community Awards, presented by McDonald’s are now open. The awards recognise and celebrate grassroots volunteers across Northern Ireland who make a real difference to their communities. McDonald’s is the longest standing supporter of grassroots football in Northern Ireland and continues to champion those who enable children and young adults […]


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