Chairman Martin McLoughlin, Ciaran O'Connor with Gerard Magee HMT

Boyle makes first new Signing

Newry City AFC First Team Manager Gary Boyle is delighted to welcome Ciaran O’Connor back to the club as his first new signing for the 23/24 campaign. O’Connor is no stranger to The Showgrounds having had a short loan period with us last season and we are sure the City fans will look forward to welcoming him back.

Boyle commented “Ciaran is a player proven at this level who will add genuine quality at the top end of the pitch. He is versatile and can play in a number of positions which gives us options and flexibility.


Ciaran has come from a full-time environment and I know he will bring professionalism and help to drive the high standards already set by the squad.

He is a good character and bedded in really well with the group in his loan spell here previously.


It’s an exciting signing for the club and I know the supporters will enjoy watching him play!”

O’Connor added “My loan spell at the club last season didn’t really go as planned with my long suspension, I loved my time at the club which unfortunately was more so off the pitch with the team at training and chatting to the people around the club so I am really grateful to have the opportunity to give back to the fans on the pitch and enjoy my football again. I can’t wait to get going.”

Photographs courtesy of Brendan Monaghan Photography.