Meet The Players: Neil Barr

In our latest player catch up, we spoke with Newry City AFC leading goalscorer Neil Barr. Neil, who has been involved in the club for several years has netted two competitive hat tricks so far this season with a third hat trick in a friendly game. Neil has scored 7 league goals so far this season and looks to add to his tally when the team get back to league action.


Name: Neil Barr

Age: 22

Previous clubs: Parkview, Midway United, Glenavon and Camlough rovers

Honours: Umbro International Cup, Runner-up in the Dunluce Trophy at the Milk Cup, Carnbane League: 1st division

Position: Striker

Footballing hero: Steven Gerrard or Robbie Fowler

If you could take 3 celebrities to dinner who would they be and why? Cheryl Cole, pure babe. Steven Gerrard to talk about Istanbul in 2005 and finally Lee Evans for a good old laugh.

Whats the best ground you have played in? Windsor Park

What would you like to achieve by the time you hang up your boots? Hopefully play a part in getting Newry back to the Premiership and win some trophies along the way.

Who is the joker of the team? Niall Crilly

Who is the best at training? Sean Hand or Shane Lundy

Who has the worst dress sense? Chrissy Hughes

One song that gets you pumped up for a match? Avicii – Levels

Who is the best player you have ever played? Alot of people may see this coming but its definitely my dad Jim Barr, very easy to play with and learnt so much from him.

What one word would best describe you as a footballer? Passionate

And finally…a word for the fans? keep the brilliant support going “YOU’RE SIMPLY THE BEST”