Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 2 September 2014

Newry City boss Flynn setting his sights on Cup glory

Gerry Flynn is targeting Irish Cup glory to mark his return to Newry City — despite not knowing when his team will face Loughgall in round six.

And with the winners of that game facing Coleraine before a semi-final date with Linfield, there is still a tricky route to negotiate before thoughts can turn to a Windsor Park decider against Ballymena United or Portadown.

Flynn returned as manager of the border club last weekend, six months after quitting when his relationship with Paul McKenna broke down.

That fall-out has been put to bed and Flynn is now focusing on trying to fulfil the massive potential that he believes exists at the Newry Showgrounds.

“I definitely think that I’ve got unfinished business at Newry,” said Flynn.

“Leaving the club was the biggest decision I’ve ever made in football after doing a lot of work at the club, setting up the Academy and other things and when I walked out I felt there were people who I let down.

“Even two weeks ago I was asked about going back into management, but at that stage I was in no hurry.

“I was approached again by Newry and things happened very quickly. It was done within a couple of days and now I am back I am glad to be back.

“I believe the future is bright for the club and we still have a chance of doing something in the Irish Cup this season.

“That’s not to say we’ll be taking Loughgall lightly, because they’ve been doing well in their own league and we haven’t been doing so well.

“If we can get through that we showed on Tuesday night against Coleraine that there is nothing between the teams and they don’t come much bigger than Linfield in a semi-final if we can get there.”

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