NCAFC v Linfield – Home Supporters Advice

Due to a high number of spectators expected, may we please ask all Newry City AFC supporters to park in Greenbank at the Warrenpoint end of the ground. Newry Supporters MUST enter the ground via the MAIN GATES on the home side. Please be aware the main cark park is out of bounds for spectators as normal.

Many Thanks,

Newry City AFC Committee

Newry Welcome New Forwards Coach

Newry City AFC are pleased to welcome Vinny Arkins to the Club as the new Forwards Coach. Manager Darren Mullen commented “I’m delighted to have someone of Vinny’s stature and experience involved with the club. We already have a super backroom team in place with Ramy, Micky, Jervis and Gary but Vinny will add something different in an area where we need to improve on. Our forwards can only benefit from listening to someone who was one of the best strikers ever to play in this league. I know he’s excited to be involved and it’s another positive step for the club.”

Vinny Arkins “I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to help out at Newry City AFC, the story of Newry’s rise through the leagues has been fantastic and I would love to help Newry consolidate a strong position in the Danske Bank Premiership where they belong. Newry already have a brilliant coaching team in place and personally it will be great for me to hook up with Mickey Keenan and Raymond Byrne again. I would also like to thank the club and especially Darren for asking me to help out. I am really looking forward to getting started with the team.”

Cover photo: Ray Byrne, Vinny Arkins & Darren Mullen. Photograph Courtesy of Sean Donegan Photography.

New year’s Day Draw tickets now on sale

Tickets are now on sale for the NCAFC New Year’s Day Draw.

The prizes are as follows:

1. 4 SkyBet Championship VIP corporate tickets to any game of your choice
2. 4 corporate tickets to Newry City AFC v Linfield
3. £100 SkyBet Voucher
4. Voucher – Stix & Stones Steak House, Belfast
5. £50 Paddy Power Voucher
6. Newry City AFC Leisurewear Package
7. Bar Tab for Newry City AFc Social Club

Tickets are priced at £1 each or a book for 6 for £5. They are are available to purchase at the club shop on match days or from Decky McParland, Gary Wilson, Marty McParland or any member of the NCAFC Fundraising committee. They will also be available to buy on our online shop later this week so be sure to keep an eye out for that.

The draw will take place on New Year’s Day 2019 after the Newry City v Institute game. All tickets must be returned the date of the draw at the very latest.

U14s Reach Lisburn Shield Final

Newry City AFC U14s have qualified for the final of Lisburn Shield which will be played on 29 December after beating East Coast FC whom Newry manager Jim Murphy described as a very strong well drilled team.

It was an exciting match from start to finish although goals were minimal. East Coast opened the scoring before Newrys Caolan McParland equalised in the second half to leave the score 1-1 which carried into extra time. The game was then to be decided on penalties where Newry ran out 4-3 winners.



This is a fantastic achievement for a team only formed in August. The team are open to new players attending training (2005s only). Please contact Jim Murphy 14s Manager 07927674391

Potential Fixture Change v Linfield FC

The club has been informed by the NI Football League that our home game against Linfield FC scheduled to take place on Friday 14th December will be moved to a 1pm kick off on Saturday 15th December IF Linfield are involved in the League Cup Semi-Final on the preceding Tuesday, 11th December. This cannot be confirmed until Linfield play Portadown  FC in the Quarter Final on Tuesday 4th.

Newry City AFC would like to apologise to anyone inconvenienced by this potential change which is outside the control of the club.