Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 26 October 2014

Newry City FC wound up in legal dispute

Gerry Flynn will start the season against his old boss Marty Quinn

Irish League football club Newry City has been wound up at the High Court in Belfast.

A petition brought by former manager Gerry Flynn against the limited company which runs the Championship One side was granted in a hearing lasting only minutes.

Earlier this year Mr Flynn was awarded £25,000 in damages after claiming wrongful dismissal and breach of contract.

When no money was paid out, he instructed his lawyers to issue winding-up proceedings against Newry City FC Ltd.

Sources close to Mr Flynn stressed that his petition was an attempt to resolve the issue rather than seeking the club's closure.

No-one representing Newry City was in court yesterday. It is expected that the winding-up order will lead to Newry City FC Ltd now being liquidated.

Uncertainty surrounds whether the club will be able to fulfil any fixtures without re-forming as a new entity.

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