Keith & Kevin depart from The Showgrounds

As part of the January transfer window two players who played key roles in our success story departed from The Showgrounds, the contribution of Keith Johnston and Kevin McArdle summed up by Newry Manager Darren Mullen.

Kevin McArdle

“One of the downsides of football is when players who have made huge contributions leave the club. Kevin and Keith have been two of the most popular players at the club with both playing a massive part in our success.

“Kevin was our standout player when we won the double in 2016 and from his position at right back was one of our most attacking players. Keith is a natural goal scorer scoring some vital goals none more so than in our promotion play-off against Armagh City at The Showgrounds in 2017.

Keith Johnston

“Both lads will also be missed off the pitch as they epitomise everything that has been good about our team spirit. I understand both want to play regular football at this stage in their careers but they know they will always be welcome at The Showgrounds.”

All at Newry City AFC would like to wish both Keith & Kevin the best of luck at their new clubs and thank them for the memories.