New Faces at the Showgrounds

Newry City AFC are delighted to announce the signings of Ger Pender from Bray Wanderers and Pablo Cavalcante from Dundalk FC.

Newry Manager Darren Mullen commented “Ger was our number one target in this window and I’m delighted to get him. Everyone who has watched us this season knows we needed reinforcements up front and Ger comes with a wealth of experience and is a proven goal scorer. He has shown an obvious desire to play Irish League football and I’m more than happy that he has chosen Newry to fulfil that ambition. Like any new player he has to be given time to adapt but I’m sure it’s a signing that will excite the fans.”

Darren continued, “Every so often you get a signing that comes out of the blue and signing Pablo falls into that category. Pablo is widely known in youth football and has shown enormous potential. What he needs to do now is transfer that onto the senior stage on a regular basis and he will get every opportunity to do that here at Newry. He’s a young talented lad and we are delighted to have him at the club.”

Pablo Cavalcante “I’m happy to have joined Newry City AFC and look forward to helping the club push on now for rest of the season, there are a lot of great people around the club and I’ll do my very best to help the club and develop as player here.”

Ger Pender “I’m delighted to sign for Newry City AFC and I am excited at the challenge of playing in the Danske Bank Premiership. Hopefully I can help the team push up the table and we can have a successful second part of the season.”

Photograph courtesy of Brendan Monaghan Photography.

Larne FC v NCAFC Irish Cup

Newry City AFC have been advised that there will be segregation in place for supporters on match day – Newry supporters should enter Inver Park by the Church side entrance into the ground. Newry supporters should also be aware that the allocated area is terrace only and is not covered.

Karl Moody signs at the Showgrounds

Newry City manager Darren Mullen has bolstered his attacking options with the acquisition of striker Karl Moody from Malahide United.

The 25-year-old, who arrives at the Showgrounds after a seven year spell with the Leinster Senior League side, has signed until the end of the season and will add much needed fire-power to the Newry forward line.

“I’ve always said we would look to add to our attacking options in this window and Karl fits the bill in terms of what we are looking for,” said Darren Mullen.

“He has been training with us for the past month and has shown enough in that period to impress myself and the other coaching staff. He’s a player who is lively in the box and shoots on sight which is something we haven’t been doing much of this season. It will take a while for Karl to get used to us and visa versa but I’ve no doubt he will do well for us.

“I’d like to thank Ger Coughlan from Malahide Utd for his understanding in dealing with this transfer,” added Mullen.

Karl Moody said: “I am delighted and very excited to have signed for Newry City AFC. I’ve had a brilliant seven years at my previous club Malahide United but I’m ready for a new challenge ahead. The Newry lads have welcomed me with open arms over the past month and I can’t wait to get the head down in the new year and hopefully I can help my new teammates and staff to a successful 2019.

“A special thanks to Darren Mullen and Newry City AFC for giving me the chance to showcase my football at Premiership level at such a big club.”

Photograph courtesy of Brendan Monaghan Photography. 

NCAFC Visit to Daisy Hill Children’s Ward

Newry City AFC paid their annual visit to the children’s ward of Daisy Hill hospital along with Santa recently.



They were delighted to be able to bring some Christmas cheer to children and their parents in the ward along with entertaining the nursing staff.





On behalf of the club we would like to wish all the children and all the patients a speedy recovery and we are sure Santa won’t forget them on Christmas Day.



Photographs Courtesy of Sean Donegan Photography.