(Darren Mullen is pictured here with newly appointed First Team Captain Chris McMahon and Vice-Captain Niall Crilly. Photo: Brendan Monaghan)
Newry City AFC are pleased to confirm that Chris McMahon has been named as the First Team Captain for the 2013/2014 season. Assisting him with leadership duties and selected as Vice-Captain is Niall Crilly.
City boss Darren Mullen said: “I am delighted to announce Chris McMahon as Captain with Niall Crilly as Vice-Captain for the forthcoming season.
“Chris has been at the club for the past four years and stood out at an early age as a leader within the team. His determination and commitment will help the team to push on this season.
“Chris will be ably assisted by Niall Crilly who has played Premiership football for Newry and brings vital experience to the role. Both players have set a great example so far and will hopefully inspire the rest of the squad in the season ahead.”
Newly appointed skipper Chris McMahon said he is honoured to be given the role and is looking forward to leading the club in its new era.
“I am really honoured to have been given the captaincy of Newry City AFC and will do everything I can to repay the trust the manger has placed in me.
“Having been at the club for a number of years, I am delighted that I now have the opportunity to lead the club back to where it belongs, as I am aware of how important it is to all of the players, management and supporters.
“It is clear to me that everyone is working together to give the club the best chance of success.”
Niall Crilly told us he is proud to accept the Vice-Captaincy and hopes to draw on all of his experience in his new role.
“First and foremost, I would like to thank Darren and everyone at the club for asking me to be a part of what is an exciting time for Newry City AFC.
“From the first meeting in pre-season it was made very clear to all involved, that although the club are happy to be back playing again, we will not be satisfied until we are back playing at the highest level.
He added, “On a personal point of view, I am extremely proud to have been asked to be the new Vice-Captain. I hope that my previous experience at the club, backed up by my commitment levels, can help motivate some of the new younger players involved. I look forward to the season ahead and we will do our best to give the supporters everything they deserve.”