Jamie McDonagh - Brendan Monaghan Photography


Newry City AFC are delighted to announce the signing of midfielder Jamie McDonagh from Cliftonville on a loan deal until the end of the season.


Manager Barry Gray with new signing Jamie McDonagh - Brendan Monaghan Photography
Manager Barry Gray with new signing Jamie McDonagh – Brendan Monaghan Photography

Barry Gray commented “I am delighted to have secured the services of Jamie for the rest of the season, and I’d like to thank Cliftonville for their assistance also. As we build the team and look forward to putting together a fight to stay in premiership, I feel Jamie will really help us deliver on the pitch.


“Jamie is an experienced premiership footballer and his quality speaks for itself, obviously he has played for several very established teams and I’m confident that he will be a good fit for us moving into the remaining games. We look forward to getting him in and working as soon as possible.”


McDonagh commented “I am delighted to come to Newry, I am pleased that Barry has shown faith in me to sign me for the final 6 months of the season. Obviously I went to Glenavon earlier in the season to get my career back on track and unfortunately with the accident I had that didn’t work out, I now have the chance to do that at Newry and I am determined to use my time here both to get my career back on track to where I was at my pinnacle a few seasons ago and also to keep Newry in the Premiership. I think both of those things can go hand in hand and with the resources that we have here at the club that we can do that.

“I was at the match last week with Cliftonville and was able to watch the Newry performance and hear the backing that they got from the fans, I am sure we can put on more performances like that only with a better result and the fans will continue to be behind us. I am just looking forward to get going now.”


Photographs Courtesy of Brendan Monaghan Photography