Meet The Players: Paul “Mackle” McElroy

In our next edition of “Meet The Players”, we managed to catch up with birthday boy Paul “Mackle” McElroy. Paul has been a vital component of the defence who have managed to keep 4 clean sheets in 5 games so far this season.


Name: Paul “Mackle” McElroy

Age: 32

Occupation: Joiner

Previous Clubs: Midway United. Warrenpoint Town. Red Devils. Bohemians. Derrybeg. Rockview and Cleary Celtic.

Honours: Fr.Davies Cup (×2) Bessbrook Cup (×2) League Runners Up. Mid Ulster Runners Up. Division 2 League Runners Up (cant remember the rest)

Position: Centre half

Footballing Hero: Steve Bruce

What are your interests outside of football? Posing for dodgy photographers, golf and having few sociable drinks

If you could take 3 celebrities to dinner who would they be and why? Wayne Rooney, so I can find out where he got his hair transplant. Father Jack, so there’s plenty of DRINK!!! and finally…. Keith Lemon, so he can keep us entertained. SHA TING!!!!

What is the best ground you have played in? Newry Showgrounds (especially for my mate Willie Young)

What would you like to achieve by the time you hang up your boots? Win as much as I can and try to get Newry City AFC up the leagues again!

Who is the joker of the team? Mickey Keenan

Who is the best at training? Joe Campbell

Who is the worst at training? Shane Lundy (sicknote)

Who has the worst dress sense? Gervais McCaul

One song that gets you pumped up for a match? Gangnam Style

Who is the best player you have ever played with? Barry Meehan

What one word would best describes you as a footballer? Committed

And finally…a word for the fans? Keep her lit