An effervescent presence on and off the field the departure of fans favourite Timmy Grant will leave an almighty gap at The Showgrounds. A player who always gave 110% effort no matter what position he was asked to play Timmy was also a major presence in the dressing room, only losing his popularity with the other players as he doled out club fines to those players not as well prepared or as punctual as himself.
Newry Manager Darren Mullen commented “There have been very few more popular players at The Showgrounds than Timmy Grant not only for his performances on the pitch but also how well he was received off it. I both played with and managed Timmy so have seen the impact he has in the changing rooms and it certainly wasn’t an easy decision in allowing him to leave. He will be forever welcome at the club and his winning goal in the Premier Cup Final amongst others have cemented his place in the history books of Newry City AFC.”