Academy Manager Wanted

Newry City AFC (the Club) is seeking an Academy Manager to oversee the operations and management of the Club’s teams playing in the Northern Ireland Football League Academy.

The Academy Manager will be responsible for the delivery of the Academy Coaching Programme including the recruitment, progression and development of all players and coaches.

  • Job Title: Academy Manager
  • Department: Academy
  • Location: Newry
  • Reporting to: Chairman
  • Direct Academy Reports: Academy Coaches & Managers
  • Hours of work: Evenings and Weekends
  • Salary: Negotiable depending on Experience


If interested please email for a full job description.

Physio / Sport Rehab Therapist / Sports Therapist Wanted

At Newry City AFC we currently have an opening for a Physio / Sport Rehab Therapist / Sports Therapist.

Essential Criteria

– Physio/Sport Rehab Therapist/Sports Therapist
– First Aid Certification
– Pitch Side Trauma Qualification (or equivalent)

Desirable Experience/Background

– MSK Injuries/Rehab
– Sports Massage
– Taping & Strapping
– Pitch Side Trauma
– Exercise Rehabilitation

If interested please email or private message the clubs Twitter / Facebook.

Darren Mullen & James Teelan Signing

James Teelan Signs at The Showgrounds

Newry Manager Darren Mullen is delighted to add the talented James Teelan to his squad “James is a young player with huge potential and a very welcome addition to our squad. He has serious pace along with an eye for goal and having played in the Premiership with Dungannon he’s well prepared for senior football. I’m delighted he has chosen to sign for us and look forward to seeing him in a Newry jersey.”

James commented “I am very happy to sign for Newry City. I’ve only been around the club a couple of weeks but have settled in well. There’s a lot of good players here and I’m sure we will be pushing for promotion. For now it’s just a matter of working hard in pre-season and making sure we hit the ground running when the season starts.”

Thanks to : David Campbell Sports Management

Academy Coaches with Chairman Martin McLoughlin

Academy Coaching Teams In Place

We are delighted to announce our Academy & U21 Management teams for the season ahead.

U21 Team: Ray Byrne, Jervis McCaul, Joe Hardy & Mark McDonald

U18 Team: Oran Meehan & Charlie Donaghy

U16 Team: Christopher Craven & Declan Carville

Chairman Martin McLoughlin commented “At any club it’s important that Academy roles are filled with the right people and I feel that the guys we have now bring the right level of commitment and enthusiasm to our under age management team. It’s all about attracting talented players to The Showgrounds, the club as a whole doing its best to ensure those players develop both on and off the pitch and also importantly, that the lads enjoy their experience. I’m sure this management structure will deliver those goals.”



“On behalf of Newry City AFC I would like to thank the NI Football League for supplying a defibrillator to us and our fellow member clubs.

We already knew the importance of this piece of equipment and it’s worth was reinforced at the Euros.

With volunteers at the club already trained in the use of defibrillators it is fantastic to receive this from NIFL to help our players, staff & supporters feel safe at The Showgrounds although hopefully we will not need to put it to use.” Newry City AFC Chairman Martin McLoughlin


Press Release from the NI Football League….

The NI Football League can reveal that all member clubs including Newry City will be provided with life-saving defibrillators ahead of the new season.

Following the distressing events at Euro 2020 in Denmark, a risk assessment by the NIFL Board outlined a desire to protect all our clubs to potentially help save the life of someone experiencing a sudden cardiac arrest.

As a result, new defibrillators will be provided to 41 clubs within the NI Football League membership, including all teams in the Premiership, Championship, Premier Intermediate League and Women’s Premiership.

NIFL Chairman Gerard Lawlor said;

“The role of the NI Football League is not just to govern but to serve and protect our membership, and this is an important service that we can offer to our clubs to protect players, supporters and staff.

“Everyone in football got a real shock at the events in Denmark a few weeks ago, so if this project saves one life over a period of time, we simply can’t put a value on that.”

“The health and welfare of the people connected with our clubs is paramount and sincere thanks to my colleagues on the NIFL Board for their support in delivering this vital support.”