Fixtures

Northern Ireland Championship 01/28 19:45 26 Newry City vs Dundela - View
Northern Ireland Cup 02/05 15:00 8 Newry City vs Dundela - View
Northern Ireland Championship 02/11 20:00 27 Dergview FC vs Newry City - View
Northern Ireland Championship 02/19 15:00 28 Newry City vs Knockbreda - View
Northern Ireland Championship 02/26 15:00 29 Newry City vs Annagh United - View
Northern Ireland Championship 03/05 15:00 30 Loughgall vs Newry City - View

Results

Northern Ireland Championship 01/22 15:00 25 Ballinamallard Utd v Newry City W 0-2
Northern Ireland Championship 01/14 19:45 24 [1] Newry City v HW Welders [6] L 1-2
Northern Ireland Cup 01/08 15:00 7 Warrenpoint Town v Newry City W 1-2
Northern Ireland Championship 01/01 15:00 23 Institute v Newry City D 0-0
Northern Ireland Championship 12/27 15:00 22 [1] Newry City v Ballyclare Comrades [8] L 0-1
Northern Ireland Championship 12/18 14:00 21 Queens University v Newry City W 0-1
Northern Ireland Championship 12/11 15:00 20 Loughgall v Newry City W 1-3
Northern Ireland Championship 12/03 19:45 19 [1] Newry City v Annagh United [3] W 2-0
Northern Ireland Championship 11/26 19:45 18 Dundela v Newry City D 2-2
Northern Ireland Championship 11/20 14:00 17 Knockbreda v Newry City W 0-2
Northern Ireland Championship 11/13 15:00 16 [1] Newry City v Ballinamallard Utd [4] W 2-0
Northern Ireland Championship 11/06 15:00 15 HW Welders v Newry City W 1-2

Stats

 TotalHomeAway
Matches played 30 14 16
Wins 18 7 11
Draws 6 3 3
Losses 6 4 2
Goals for 51 24 27
Goals against 27 16 11
Clean sheets 10 3 7
Failed to score 5 2 3

Wikipedia - Newry City A.F.C.

Newry City Athletic Football Club is a semi-professional Northern Irish football club who play in the NIFL Championship. It is based in Newry, County Down and plays at the Showgrounds. The club's colours are blue and white, with striped jerseys and blue shorts.

The club was created in 2013 after the city's former semi-professional club, Newry City F.C. was dissolved in September 2012, when a winding-up petition brought against the club by former player and manager Gerry Flynn was granted, and the club decided not to appeal the decision. This led to the majority of Newry City's players leaving for Warrenpoint Town. The new club, wearing the same colours and having the same home as its predecessor, is regarded as a phoenix club, but has, and claims, no legal connection to the former club business.

History

Foundation

After the winding-up of Newry City F.C., discussions to form a new club began in December 2012. In February 2013, it was clarified that Newry City A.F.C. would be a new club and would not be liable for any debt owed by Newry City F.C. There were discussions for the club to join the Republic of Ireland's League of Ireland, however the Irish Football Association said that they would block any attempt for Newry City to join the League of Ireland. Newry City A.F.C. uses the old club's stadium, the Showgrounds, which is owned by Newry City F.C.'s season-ticket holders. This meant that it was not sold when Newry City F.C. was wound up.

Despite initial plans for the club to be named "Newry City 2012", Newry City A.F.C. was officially launched by former Newry Town player Ollie Ralph on 7 March 2013, and it was announced that they would seek to join the Irish Football Association, and play in the Intermediate B division of the Mid-Ulster Football League in the 2013–14 season. Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill was originally scheduled to take part in the club's launch, but was unable to attend.

Junior football from 2013

In July 2013, the club was accepted as a member of the Mid-Ulster Football League Intermediate B division for the 2013–14 season - the fifth tier of football in Northern Ireland. They won the division in their first season, gaining immediate promotion to Intermediate A (the fourth tier), which in turn they won in 2015-16 after two seasons, earning promotion to the NIFL Premier Intermediate League (the third tier). In their first season in their division, the club were runners up, qualifying for the NIFL Championship Play-Off. Over two legs, the team beat Armagh City 7-2 on aggregate to earn promotion to the NIFL Championship for the 2017-2018 season, a third promotion in four years, and confirming the return of senior league football to the city for the first time since 2011.

Senior football from 2017

The club's rise was completed in the following season, as the runners-up spot in the 2017-18 Championship, and a 6-3 aggregate win over Carrick Rangers in the NIFL Premiership Promotion-Relegation play-off saw the team reach the NIFL Premiership for the first time since its foundation, and top tier football return to the city for the first time since 2011.