Category archives for: Sport

Newry Schools Score Share of £120,000 Sports Investment with Lidl Northern Ireland | Newry Times

Newry Schools Score £120,000 Sports Investment with Lidl Northern Ireland - Newry newspaper

Lidl Northern Ireland has gone to the top of the class after awarding 40 secondary schools – including several Newry schools – £3,000 worth of vouchers each to secure essential brand-new sports equipment.     Two Newry schools – St Mary’s High School and Newry High School – were two of the local winning schools. […]

Electric Ireland Announces Next Game Changing Virtual Event in Series | Newry Times

Electric Ireland Announces Next Game Changing Virtual Event in Series - Newry Times news

Why do teenage girls drop out of sport?  That is the question that will be posed and discussed at a virtual event on Thursday 11 March at 7 pm.      The event, the third in a series brought by Electric Ireland’s Game Changers NI campaign, will see a panel of experts discuss the huge […]

Communities Minister discusses opening of outdoor sport with sector | Newry Times

Communities Minister discusses opening of outdoor sport with sector-Newry Times - Newry sports

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has met with Sport NI, the NI Sports Forum and Sports Governing Bodies to discuss the pathway to a safe return to organised outdoor sport.     Representatives from football, GAA, rugby, golf and other outdoor sports shared their experiences with the Minister and discussed the protocols they had put in […]

£25m Sports Sustainability Fund awards start to issue | Newry Times

£25m Sports Sustainability Fund awards start to issue - Newry Sport

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has announced that the first funding awards from the £25million Sports Sustainability Fund have issued.     The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has caused significant financial hardship for the sports sector and this fund was co-designed with the Sporting Codes to help mitigate against the net losses that the sector has suffered. […]

Sports Hardship Fund issues £2m in awards | Newry Times

Sports Hardship Fund issues £2m in awards - Newry Times - Newry sports news

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has announced that the Sports Hardship Fund which was designed to help clubs and organisations maintain the facilities they own or lease during the Covid restrictions, has issued awards to over 900 clubs totalling £2million.     The Sports Hardship Fund was open to sports clubs and sporting organisations from the […]

‘Future of Casement Park should not be in doubt’ – Newry MLA | Newry Times

'Future of Casement Park should not be in doubt' - Newry MLA | Newry Times

SDLP Sports Spokesperson and former All Ireland Winner, Justin McNulty MLA has called on the Communities Minister, Deirdre Hargey and Finance Minister to immediately outline their plan for funding to secure the re-development of Casement Park.     The Newry and Armagh MLA commented after the GAA Financial Director said that the GAA contribution to […]

Secondary schools in County Down set to score £27k of sports equipment

Sporting Legends Join Forces to Launch Lidl Northern Ireland Sport for Good 2020 Campaign - Newry newspapers

A host of sporting legends have joined forces to launch this year’s Sport for Good campaign, in partnership with Lidl Northern Ireland.     Launched in 2019, the Sport for Good programme is designed to encourage and support young people to make the most of the physical and mental benefits of sport participation.     […]

£15m Covid-19 relief funding for the NI sports sector announced

£15m Covid-19 relief funding for the sports sector announced - Coronavirus Northern Ireland - Newry headlines

Communities Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has announced a fund of £15m to help the sports sector deal with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.     The restrictions imposed on the sector so far have impacted widely on the ability of sports organisations and clubs to generate income through the normal means such as club […]

Newry Windmill Stars volunteer gains recognition for outstanding contribution

Newry Windmill Stars FC Volunteer gains recognition for outstanding contribution to communities and grassroots football - John O'Hanlon - newry newspapers

Newry Windmill Stars FC Volunteer John O’Hanlon has been awarded Volunteer of the Year.     For the nineteenth year running, the McDonald’s Irish FA Grassroots Football Awards have honoured the regional footballing heroes who are integral to the local game right across Northern Ireland.     Fifteen regional winners were presented with awards across […]

Mallon to recommend planning approval for new Casement Park stadium

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon MLA has announced her decision to recommend planning approval for the new stadium at Casement Park.   Embed from Getty Images   As a result, the Ulster Council of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) will be able to build a new 34,578 capacity stadium on their existing site on the Andersonstown […]

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