Category: Senior

Thomas McCann Departs from The Showgrounds

All at Newry City AFC will be sorry to hear that Thomas ‘Tucker’ McCann has decided to move on from The Showgrounds. However having served the club with distinction he will undoubtedly always be a firm fans favourite.
Manager Darren Mullen commented “This is a sad day for the club but Tucker leaves with our best wishes and we have nothing but gratitude for his service over the past seven years. After joining us from local football he excelled at every level we were promoted to playing a huge role in our success. Quiet and unassuming off the pitch he let his football do the talking on it and for me has been one of the best defensive midfielders in the Irish League. We will miss him but he knows that he will forever be welcome at The Showgrounds.”
🎶 Oh Tuckshop he is magic he wears a magic hat….. 💙

Thomas Lockhart Contract Extension

There may be no football on the field at the moment but that does not mean that the Newry City management team haven’t got their eye on the ball with Thomas Lockhart the latest player to commit his services to the club.
Manager Darren Mullen commented “We are in the process of securing our squad for next season and with Thomas being a vital part of that it’s great to have him on board for another 2 years. Since he arrived last summer his attitude and ability have been first class. It’s a pity our fans couldn’t have see more of that this season but I’ve no doubt they will get to see plenty of it over the next few years.”
Thomas commented “I’m delighted to be signing this deal with Newry City. Darren and his backroom staff have put together a strong squad that I’m confident will challenge for the league this upcoming season. After the disappointment of last season being voided I’m looking forward to getting back playing down at The Showgrounds again.”

Philly Donnelly Signs at The Showgrounds

Newry Manager Darren Mullen is pleased to confirm the signing of Philly Donnelly “This is third time I’ve tried to sign Philly but better late than never. I remember how good he was in his first spell at the club and how effective he was playing against us so to get someone of his quality in is a big boost for the club. He can play several positions and is an obvious goal threat which will be invaluable for us next season. I’ve no doubt he will do well for us over the next few years.”

Philly commented “I am delighted to sign for Newry again, I’ve come close to signing for them on a few occasions, but it feels like the right time now so it’s great to finally have that done and dusted.  Newry are ready to be a Premiership club so hopefully when we all get back playing we’ll see all the Newry ultras in full force again for a big push.”

NCAFC Irish Cup Withdrawal

After careful consideration and discussion between players, management and committee it has been decided that Newry City AFC will regrettably withdraw from the 20/21 season Irish Cup.
This decision has been heavily influenced by the fact that our league has not been granted elite status this season. A decision to grant our league elite status would have allowed us to play our normal league fixtures and prepare for a cup fixture of this importance in a fair and proper manner, giving the competition the respect its status deserves.

We will now look forward to a resumption of competitive football next season and welcoming all football fans back to The Showgrounds.

Noel Healy Re-Signs at The Showgrounds

Intent on retaining the best young talent in his squad Newry manager Darren Mullen has followed up last weeks re-signing of John McGovern with another signature that is also sure to go down well with the Newry fans, Noel Healy committing his immediate future to The Showgrounds. Delighted to have secured Healy’s signature Mullen was keen to explain his reasoning:

“Noel is one of those lads who you like to see doing well. He is probably the one player who has developed the most over the past few years and has grown into a super young player. As with any young player he has room to develop but knows he’s at a good place to do that. He has become a real fans favourite and is equally as popular in the changing rooms so I’m delighted to have him on board for at least another two years.”

As for Noel he explained to the club media team that he was only too happy to sign back:

“I am delighted to sign again for at-least another couple of years. I love playing here, I love the atmosphere about the club, the fans seem to like that I give 110% every game and I can’t wait to get back playing competitive football at The Showgrounds. Hopefully by the time we get back playing the fans will be allowed in and help us get Newry back to the Premiership.”