Newry City AFC launch heralds new era

The launch of Newry City AFC marks the beginning of a new era following the demise of the city's former football club last year.

Newry City's IFA membership was terminated in September after the club's registered directors told the governing body that they did not intend to appeal against a High Court winding-up order.

The new club, which is the culmination of six months' work, will not inherit any of the debt of its now defunct predecessor, will begin its existence in the fifth tier of local football and will continue to play its home games at the Newry Showgrounds.

BBC Sport