Player Contract News

Newry Manager Darren Mullen is pleased to announce contract extensions for Lorcan Forde, Brian Healy and Noel Healy which will keep the trio at The Showgrounds until June 2025. Mullen commented “I’m sure our fans will be delighted with these new deals and it’s a sign of the progress at the club that all three lads were more than happy to sign new contracts.”



Darren Mullen on Lorcan Forde – “There’s no doubt we have missed Lorcan’s creativity and attacking threat during his injury so I’m delighted that he has signed a new deal. Since he signed for us last season he has been in great form and I’ve no doubt there’s more to come from him. It’s vital that we keep the best local talent and Lorcan most definitely falls into that category.”




Lorcan Forde commented “I’m delighted to sign a new contract with Newry. I’ve enjoyed my first 18 months here so when the guys asked it was a no brainier. Our goal is to be playing in the Premiership and I want to continue to be a part of that starting with Portadown tonight. Big thanks to the guys for believing in me through a few injuries this year as well.”



Darren Mullen on ‘The Healy’s’ – “It’s fair to say the club and our fans have adopted the Healy’s as 2 of our own. Noel has made the left-back position his own and has developed into a fine Irish League player. Brian has followed the same path as Noel in bedding himself in and has become an important part of the squad. He has already scored some vital goals for us and has the potential to become a regular goal scorer for the club over the coming years.”



Noel Healy commented “I’m thrilled to sign this new deal, I have enjoyed five fantastic years now at Newry and I love playing football for this club. It’s now time to work hard and stay in the Premiership as it’s where we and our fans belong.”

Brian Healy commented “I am really pleased to have signed a new deal here at Newry, I am currently enjoying my football here. Since the day I walked in the gate to The Showgrounds the club itself has made me feel so welcome whether that’s the staff, players or the amazing fans. I hope now to work hard in the last few games and help the squad stay in the league where we belong.”


Photographs courtesy of Brendan Monaghan Photography