Category archives for: Sport

£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 […]

Minister hails success of Irish Open

New Irish Open - NI news

Northern Ireland has shown the world it can deliver a world-class sporting event in extraordinarily difficult circumstances.     That was the message from Economy Minister Diane Dodds as she attended the final day’s play at the Dubai Duty-Free Irish Open at Galgorm Castle Golf Club in Co Antrim.     The Minister – who […]

Minister opens £1m COVID Safe Sports Pack fund

Minister opens £1million COVID Safe Sports Pack fund - Newry headlines

Communities Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has announced the opening of a £1million fund to assist with the safe return to sport.     The Covid-19 Safe Sports Packs fund, which will be administered by SportNI, will be used for equipment to help clubs ensure a safe return to sport for children, participants, coaches, volunteers and […]

Warrenpoint Town FC add fifth signing of the summer

Matthew Knox Warrenpoint Town FC - Newry sports news

Warrenpoint Town manager Barry Gray has added his fifth signing of the summer.     The latest addition is Scottish winger and striker Matthew Knox.     Knox has previously played for Livingston, East Fife and Berwick Rangers in his native country of Scotland.  He became the youngest player in Livingston’s history when he made […]

New Sports Direct megastore opens in Newry’s Buttercrane Shopping Centre

Sports Direct Newry Buttercrane Opening - Newry newspaper

51,000 sq. ft. site in Newry will house Sports Direct, USC, GAME & Belong.     Sports Direct USC new megastore has officially opened in Buttercrane Centre, Newry. The impressive new 51,000 sq. ft. store houses Sports Direct, USC and GAME as well as a Belong Gaming Arena.     Speaking to Newry Times, Michael […]

Dodds welcomes Irish Open back to Northern Ireland

Irish Open 2020 - Newry sports news

Economy Minister Diane Dodds has welcomed the news that the Dubai Duty-Free Irish Open golf tournament is to return to Northern Ireland next month.     She was speaking after the European Tour announced that this year’s tournament would be hosted by Galgorm Spa and Golf Resort in Co Antrim on 24-27 September 2020. The […]

Warrenpoint Town FC are ‘building on experience’ with new signing

Warrenpoint Town FC - Newry and Warrenpoint news

Gavin Peers will be the manager’s fourth signing of the season.     New Warrenpoint Town FC signing Gavin Peers comes on board boasting a wealth of experience.     Gavin previously played with Glentoran FC for eighteen months, Sligo Rovers for eleven seasons, St Pat’s Athletic and Derry city. The 34-year-old Central Defender fits […]

Minister announces re-opening of Sports Hardship Fund

Communities Minister, Carál Ní Chuilín, has announced the re-opening of the Sports Hardship Fund to help sports clubs deal with the financial impact of Covid-19.     The Sports Hardship Fund initially opened on 14 April.     It has provided support totalling £1.245million to help over 600 sports clubs maintain facilities during the lockdown. […]

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