Category: News

Mullen on the Case

Newry City AFC Manager Darren Mullen is delighted to confirm the loan signing of Odhran Casey from Cliftonville FC.

Mullen commented “With Ryan McGivern out injured for a while and some of our defenders playing with injuries it was important to make sure we didn’t leave ourselves short in that area. I spoke to Paddy McLaughlin earlier in the week about Odhran and I’m delighted to be able to bring a player of his quality in at this stage of the season. He has played for Cliftonville’s first team and is a former youth international so although only 19 he comes with experience and at 6’2’’ will give us an aerial presence that we currently lack. I feel we now have a squad fit to cope with the run in and Odhran is a very welcome addition to the club.”

Odhran Casey “I am very happy to sign for Newry on loan until the end of the season and I am looking forward to the new challenge. I watched the lads play on Friday night against Dundela and I was really impressed with the football they play. The atmosphere at the ground was brilliant, there seems to be a great buzz around the place so I can’t wait to get started and be part of the push towards a return to the Premiership.”


Today we are launching our ‘DESIGN THE MATCH POSTER’ competition for kids aged p5-p7. We’re giving you the opportunity to design the poster for our game on the 28 January against Dundela. The winning child will have their artwork displayed everywhere advertising the match, they’ll get a free jersey and a family pass to the game and there’ll be prizes for the top 10 entries. Every entrant will also receive a FREE Junior Member card ensuring free entry to all remaining home league games this season.

We’re delivering thousands of entry sheets to over 30 schools in the area but if you have not received one you can download a PDF from our website and do it at home.

Make sure and have your parent or guardian return entries in by Friday 21st January! GOOD LUCK!


Smyth Signs on Loan

Newry Manager Darren Mullen is pleased to confirm the loan signing of Odhran Smyth from Dungannon Swifts. 💬 “Once we knew Odhran was available it was an easy decision. He’s a player with good technical ability but also well fit for the physical side of the game. Other clubs had been interested in him but he was keen to join us and comes to us with the experience of playing Premiership football. I’d like to thank Dean Shiels and Simon Graham from Dungannon for their help in making this loan move happen.”
Odhran commented “I am delighted to get the deal over the line and can’t wait to get started. Hopefully I can hit the ground running on Saturday in the Irish Cup and help push the team towards promotion this year.”


Newry City AFC Manager Darren Mullen is delighted to welcome Lorcan Forde to the club as his first signing of the January window.

💬 Mullen commented “Lorcan is an excellent signing for us and one I’m sure the fans will be delighted with. He is a player with an abundance of talent and fits perfectly into our style of play. It’s a signing that shows we are continually looking to improve and I’ve no doubt he will flourish in the blue and white of his hometown club.”

Lorcan added “I am very excited to get started. When the opportunity arose I couldn’t turn down the chance to play for my home town team. I enjoyed my time at Loughgall but I want to kick on and hopefully win the league and get back playing in the Premiership. I have played with most of the lads before so hopefully I will settle in quick, start winning games and scoring goals.”

NCAFC Kit Launch 2021/22

Newry City AFC are delighted to release our Home, Away & Third kit for the 2021/22 season in the Northern Ireland Football League Championship.

We would like to thank our sponsors for their ongoing support and sponsoring this years kits:

  • Trainors Bar @ Dans
  • Around A Pound
  • Watters Electrical
  • Newmay Electrical
  • Water Solutions Ireland
  • Limbitless Fitness
  • The Road Ahead Foundation
  • Canal Court Hotel
  • Clanrye Taxis
  • Sean Mullin Plumbing & Heating

We are also delighted to continue our partnership with the Southern Area Hospice Services and this year have introduced a ‘Third Strip’ which will be worn in Cup Competitions with prominence given to the Hospice logo on the front of the jersey.

Kits will be available on line to buy soon. Watch out on social media for updates.

Photographs courtesy of Brendan Monaghan Photography