Report by ‘City Focus’
An attendance in excess of 100 fans and guests jam packed into The Mardyke Suite of the Canal Court Hotel, for the Media Launch of Newry City AFC. Those in attendance included the Lord Mayor John McArdle, Dominic Bradley MLA , Local Councillors, Representatives from The Mid Ulster League & The Carnbane League plus special guest Ollie Ralph.
Q105 Radio Presenter Kevin McAllister who was acting as MC, got the proceedings underway by calling on Newry City AFC Chairman Martin McLaughlin to speak. The Chairman welcomed everybody to the meeting and introduced the Manager Darren Mullen and his assistant Ray Byrne plus the Coaches Mickey Keenan and Jervaise McCaul.
The Lord Mayor John McArdle spoke for some length and expressed his absolute delight at seeing the club reformed.
Others to speak were Brian Naughton (The Carnbane League), Jackie Patterson (Local Councillor), Esther King ( Re City Special Olympics Team), Sean McKevitt (Re New Club Website), Ian McDonald (Re Club Lotto) and club legend Ollie Ralph.
An apology from Danny Kennedy MLA was received but he sent a message of good wishes to Newry City AFC and assured everybody that he would do everything in his power to help the club in the future.
The Club Chairman made a presentation to Dominic Bradley MLA to mark the help that he and the other MLA’s Danny Kennedy, Karen McKevitt, & Mickey Brady had given the club in the past six months.
The new Newry City AFC Jerseys in the traditional Blue/white stripes, plus the new club banners decorated The Mardyke Suite, as City Chairman Martin McLaughlin called on Newry Legend Ollie Ralph to offically launch Newry City AFC amidst thunderous applause from the fans and guests.
The applause continued as “Around A Pound” were announced as the new club’s first sponsor. The local company also sponsored to-nights official launch, that was described by all as a huge success.
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