Is this the end for Newry City FC?

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Friday, September 21st, 2012

Is this the end for Newry City FC? Let’s hope not.

Newry City FC was wound up at a High Court hearing in Belfast on Thursday. A petition brought by former manager Gerry Flynn against the limited company which runs the Championship One side was granted in a hearing on Thursday lasting only minutes. No one representing Newry City was in court for the hearing and it is now expected that the winding-up order will lead to Newry City FC Ltd now being liquidated. Earlier this year Gerry Flynn was awarded £25,000 in damages after claiming wrongful dismissal and breach of contract. But when no money was paid out to him, he instructed his lawyers to issue winding-up proceedings against Newry City FC Ltd. Last month, the club’s opening scheduled Championship One match was postponed because of the winding-up petition. However, a week later, the IFA gave the club permission to start their campaign after offering assurances about their future to the Irish FA. However, a month on, the club’s future appears to be in huge doubt with the Irish FA confirming on Thursday evening that its executive board would meet today (Friday) to discuss the issue.
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