Kevin McArdle is the 2016/17 Website POTY

Kevin receiving his awards from Newry manager Darren Mullen

Congratulations to Kevin McArdle who has been voted by Newry City AFC fans as the Website Player of the Year for the 2016/17 season.

Kevin enjoyed a fantastic season with the club, picking up a plethora of individual awards at the presentation night on Friday evening.

The Dundalk native topped the 2016/17 Website poll with 18% of the 373 votes cast, while last season’s winner Thomas ‘Tucker’ McCann was second with 12% of the vote, closely followed by Declan Carville who was third with 11%.

Speaking to, Kevin said:

“First of all I’d like to thank Darren, Ray, Mickey and Jervis for all the time and effort they put in throughout the season.

“I thought as a team the players were outstanding and after each setback we bounced back brilliantly.

“The personal awards last Friday were the icing on the cake and deep down I was delighted to be recognised individually with so many awards,” he said.

“But for me the most deserving award on the night was for our Supporter of the Year Daniel Murphy. He never misses a game and fully deserved his award!”

And looking forward to next season, Kevin added, “The standard has been set for next season and I can’t wait to hit the ground running in pre season. Hopefully we can provide some excitement for Daniel and the rest of our supporters.”


Cover photo courtesy of Brendan Monaghan Photography