Prior to the season ahead in the new Premier Intermediate League, Manager Darren Mullen has brought in a few fresh faces to add to his already talented squad. ‘I’m delighted we can finally announce our first three signings of the summer. We’ve been working hard over the past month to add some more quality to the squad and these three lads fall into that category. Mark has already played premiership football, Marcus has played in championship 1 and I’ve no doubt Jordan is well capable of stepping up to this level of football. They are all young local lads and needed no persuasion to join what is already a strong squad. Whilst we had a terrific season we need to keep progressing on the pitch and I’m looking forward to seeing the new additions in a Newry shirt next season. Hopefully there will be one or two more signings which will freshen things up going into the new season.’
Jordan King “Newry is a great club and I’m looking forward to helping push the team on.
It feels good being back at the club and it means a lot to me knowing I am representing my home town.”
Mark McCabe “I am just happy to sign for a great club. I can’t wait to get started into the new season and get to know the lads properly. Hopefully we will be successful in the new league and bring more silverware to the club.”
Marcus McKeown “I’m delighted to finally be signing for Newry City AFC, I wish it had happened a few years ago but with injuries, work and university commitments I could never give it my full attention. I know a lot of the current squad and I can’t wait to get playing with them in preseason. It’s been great watching this club rise up the leagues over the past few years, and I’m confident there are still a few jumps to make. I’m also looking forward to playing in front of my Grandad Ray Byrne Senior who loves this club, so that’s a huge motivation for me personally. But I know I’ll have to knuckle down and work hard to even get a place on a match day squad because the footballing talent throughout this club is through the roof.”
Photograph Courtesy of Brendan Monaghan Photography