Chairman: Martin McLoughlin

Martin McLoughlin

Martin is a long-time supporter and volunteer at Newry Town/City Football Club. He has served the club in various ways, which include; acting as a steward for many years, operating the turnstiles and he also ran the club shop every match day for five years.

Martin has been on the committee at Newry for nearly 20 years and in 2013 when the club reformed, Martin was unveiled as Newry City AFC’s first ever Chairman.

1st Team Manager: Darren Mullen

Darren Mullen

During his playing career, Darren started out at Glenavon FC before joining Newry Town, playing in the youth and reserve ranks. Subsequent to this he had a spell at Bessbrook United where he won the Mid-Ulster Intermediate League, before a stint at Armagh City followed. Darren then plied his trade in the Junior circuit, captaining Windmill Stars to every honour available in the local game – the highlight of which was the Junior Cup in 2003 (as of 2016, the last club from the area to win it).

After his playing days finished, Darren took up a youth coaching role at Newry City in 2007. Such was the impact Darren made on the club, he was promoted to first team manager when the club reformed as Newry City AFC in 2013. Since then, Darren has guided the club to the Mid Ulster Intermediate B title in his first season at the helm in 2014 and the Mild Ulster Intermediate A title followed in 2016 – which led to the club’s promotion back to the ranks of Irish League Football.

Darren is currently studying for his UEFA A Coaching Licence, while he is also a youth scout for English Premiership club Everton FC.

Darren also plays for the Northern Ireland Over 40 team.

Assistant Manager: Raymond Byrne

Ray Byrne

Raymond Byrne made his debut for the Newry Town first team way back in the 1987/1988 season as a fresh faced 18 year old.  His performances soon caught the eye of English First Division club Nottingham Forest, and in February 1991, Forest manager Brian Clough paid Newry £35, 000 for his services. Raymond spent just over two seasons with the Forest Reserve team before a brief stint at Northampton Town followed. He then returned home to Ireland, and after short spells at Shelbourne and again at Newry, he eventually signed with Irish League side Portadown in the summer of 1995, where he won the Irish League Title and played in two Irish Cup finals. After six years at Shamrock Park he re-signed with Newry, where he played for three seasons until he was prematurely forced to retire from the game a due to a long term knee injury.

Since then,  Raymond has undertaken many coaching roles at the club, and in 2013, he was appointed as assistant first team manager.

1st Team Coaches: Mickey Keenan & Jervis McCaul

Mickey Keenan

Mickey Keenan

 

 

 

 

 

Mickey Keenan is an Irish-League legend. In a career spanning four decades, Mickey picked up four Irish League titles with Portadown and was named the Ulster Footballer of the Year for the 2001/2002 season. Remarkably, Mickey became the oldest man to play in the UEFA Champions League when Portadown took part in a qualifying round in 2002.

Following his retirement from the game, Mickey became the goalkeeping coach at Newry and is currently a first team coach alongside Jervis McCaul.

Jervis McCaul

Jervaise McCaul

Jervis McCaul is one of the youngest players ever to play for Newry Town – making his senior debut at the tender age of 15. Jervis also had spells at Armagh City and Glenavon during his playing career.

Jervis is a is a vital member of the senior coaching set up at Newry. He is also currently training for his UEFA B Coaching Licence.