R.I.P Peter Woods

We learn with much sadness and much regret of the death of Peter Woods.

Peter, a former Newry Town goalkeeper made his debut for the club in the old Irish League B Division, during the very early sixties.

Peter, also was the first choice goalkeeper for the excellent Newry United team that won the Irish Junior Cup during the 1961- 62 season.  Unfortunately for him, he had to withdraw from the United team before the semi-final of that competition as he had made a career decision to join the RAF and was posted to England.  His replacement in the Newry United team for the semi final and final games of the Junior Cup was his understudy – a certain young Pat Jennings.

Throughout his life, Peter a real Gentleman, was always a very loyal supporter of Newry Town/City FC and was devastated when the club was wound up during September 2012.
He was however, absolutely delighted when the club was reformed a few months later but the emergence of a sudden serious illness prevented him attending any more games at The Showgrounds.

We extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to all the Woods Family following their great loss.

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  1. I knew peter well and was a goalkeeper at newry town at the same time . He was an absolute gentleman and I met him a year or so ago after losing contact for a number o years. It was great to catch up on old times at the show grounds.

    I only heard a few months ago thar peter was unwell and was very saddened to learn of the death of a true gentleman RIP Peter

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