MAL DONAGHY
Mal Donaghy

NAME: Mal Donaghy
HOME TOWN: Belfast
PREVIOUS CLUBS: Man Utd, N.Ireland
Mal Donaghy took over the reigns at Newry Town amidst a blaze of publicity in  Sept 1999. He took over from then acting player/manager John McDonnell, who had been appointed after the resignations of Harry Fay and Ollie Ralph. Mal later left the club in May after a miserable season in charge to join Cliftonville as Assistant Manager.

NEWS ARTICLES FROM THE SHOWGROUND NEWS ARCHIVE:

6 June 2000WYLIE APPOINTED MANAGER

After a fairly miserable season at the Showgrounds Mal Donaghy has left to manage the N.Ireland under 18's. When he took over at Newry Town just eight months the club where close to top of the league but only finished sixth at the end of the season. Was this all Mal's fault? Doubtful, since the wolf has been at the door for some time. Many fans will however remember Mal for the opportunities he has given to many young local hopefuls such as John Joe Maguire and Seamus Kane.
Former Loughgall manager Alfie Wylie has been appointed as Mal Donaghys successor this week. News on the grapevine also suggests that out-of-contract keeper John Connolly could be moving to another Irish League club, while Dean Fitzgerald has signed a new contract. It is believed that Stuart McLean should remain at the Showgrounds next season after a deal with Ards fell through. Robbie Casey and Mark Rutherford are making good progress with their injuries and are back in training next week.

21 Sept 1999NEW MANAGER APPOINTED
Rumours are flooding the Town today after the appointment of Mal Donaghy as new manager of Newry Town FC.This event is only the latest instalment of the current saga which has seen the departure of Joe Rice, Chris Coffey, Adrian Larkin and Barry Tumilty among others. The people on the street are asking how much is the deal worth? Where has the funding come from? What happened to the 70,000 raised from the Man Utd game? Where is the new stand we were promised? and Is Vinney Arkins going to sign for Newry now?
Maybe some of these questions will be answered soon but those to do with finances are being kept under wraps!