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Newry businesses urged to register for Grant Thornton 5K

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Grant Thornton’s 5K will run across the island of Ireland on 14, 15 and 16 August.     Leading professional services firm Grant Thornton is calling on businesses in the Newry area to register for its digital 5K challenge race series (GT5K) with races set to take place virtually around the island of Ireland for […]

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Ennis calls on IFA to distribute UEFA funding to local clubs

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Sinn Féin MLA Sinead Ennis has called on the IFA to distribute its UEFA funding to soccer clubs in order to help them through the COVID crisis. Speaking to Newry Times, the spokesperson for Culture, Arts and Sports said, “The Coronavirus pandemic has had a negative effect on many sectors, including our local soccer clubs. […]

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: COVID-19 bursary fund for rugby clubs launched

SONI (System Operator for Northern Ireland) and Ulster Rugby have launched a bursary fund to support rugby clubs as they plan a return to activity post COVID-19. The fund will recognise the efforts of clubs throughout Ulster who have supported their community during the ongoing pandemic.     The bursary is an extension of the […]

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Hardship Fund for Sport generates “exceptional level in demand”

350 sports clubs and organisations have applied for financial assistance through the Department for Communities Hardship Fund for Sport since the scheme was launched on Monday.   Embed from Getty Images   The £500,000 fund, managed by SportNI, aims to provide financial assistance through a £2000 grant to sports clubs and organisations to assist with […]

Warrenpoint Town FC to host open night for fans and volunteers

Warrenpoint Town FC is hosting an open night for fans and volunteers of the club to discuss the next stages of the club’s development.  The event will be held in Warrenpoint Town Hall at 6:30pm on 26 February. Article continues below Speaking to Newry Times, Connaire McGreevy, Chairman, said, “This is an opportunity for the […]

Time running out to nominate Newry rugby heroes

Entries for SONI (System Operator for Northern Ireland) and Ulster Rugby’s Real Rugby Heroes Award will close at noon on Monday 17 February and organisers are calling for last-minute nominations in Lisburn, Dromore and Newry.   The award scheme was launched by SONI in 2015 as part of its domestic sponsorship of the SONI Ulster Rugby […]

Newry athlete runner-up in 2019 Novosco 10k Grand Prix Series

A runner from Newry has finished in second place out of 1,050 registered runners in the 2019 Novosco 10k Grand Prix series. Patricia Brown, a member of Newry City Runners, was runner-up in the 18-race series. Article continues below She was among the winners who collected their awards at a recent prizegiving ceremony at the […]

Men handed 30 month suspended sentence after Newry Showgrounds incident

Two men were handed a 30 month suspended sentence each and domestic football banning orders in Newry Magistrates Court yesterday, Wednesday 15 January. The banning orders follow an incident of disorderly behaviour at Newry Showgrounds on 20 April 2018. Article continues below A 24-year-old man was given a 5-year football banning order and a 25-year-old […]

Quartet to play a new tune for Warrenpoint Town FC

Colm Deasy has transferred from Finn Harps to Warrenpoint Town Football Club.  Deasy is an experienced defender and joins The Town following earlier stints at Drogheda United and St Pats.  Article continues below Deasy was also with Southampton for a period and has played at international level for the Republic of Ireland U19, U18 and […]

Warrenpoint Town FC make two January transfer window signings

Warrenpoint Town FC has announced the signing of midfielders Stuart Hutchinson and Kealan Dillon.  Forward Brandon Doyle has also extended his loan deal to the end of the season. Article continues below Hutchinson has signed from PSNI FC.      The 28-year-old will wear the number 22 jersey.  Hutchinson has experience in the Northern Ireland […]

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