McStay Signs at The Showgrounds

Newry City AFC are pleased to announce the signing of Goalkeeper Oisin McStay upon expiration of his registration at Warrenpoint Town.

The 18-year-old from Burren has come through the Youth Academy at Warrenpoint, going on to making his debut last season in a 1-1 draw with Coagh United in the Premier Intermediate League.  

He made five appearances in his first year of Senior football.

First Team Manager Barry Gray says the signing of the highly-rated McStay is an exciting – and important one – following the retirement at the end of fan favourite Steven Maguire at the end of last season.  

After Stevie’s retirement at the end of last season, getting another keeper on board was a massive priority,” said Gray.

Oisin fits the bill perfectly for me. He’s a super young talent that is hungry to establish himself in senior football. We have spoken in-depth about what the next steps look like for him and we both feel excited about what’s ahead.

I look forward to getting onto the training pitch with him and starting work very soon.


For McStay himself, having already worked with a number of the current Newry squad, he can’t wait to get started.

I’m buzzing to be signing for such a big club like Newry, with a big following behind it,” he said.

My main aim is to get the back to where it belongs, in the Premiership. Any opportunity I’m given to play, Ill be leaving everything out on the pitch and hopefully that will be enough to pick up points.


Oisin will wear the number 21 jersey for the 2024/25 season.