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11 July 2018

It’s probably fair to say that most healthy people in their mid-eighties have slowed down and spend their weekend evenings relaxing in front of the television - but that’s not the case for Jimmy Davis.


The co-founder of Newry’s Carnbane Football League spends his Saturdays by the phone overseeing football fixtures and Sunday nights compiling results. Jimmy has just been re-elected as Secretary and Joint Treasurer to the committee at their fiftieth AGM – a committee that he’s been on for every one of those 50 years. His tireless service to sport in the community was officially recognised in 2013 when he received a British Empire Medal (BEM) on the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. The Warrenpoint native also worked for the Newry Reporter for 51 years where he was Sports Editor before retiring in 2008.

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