Published Friday, 08 March 2013
Newry City AFC was launched on Thursday evening. (© UTV)
Newry City AFC will play at the Showgrounds, but the new club will be in the fifth tier of NI football, playing in the intermediate league's B tier.
It was revealed the side would reform during an open meeting in December and the official unveiling of the new club was held on Thursday.
Newry City AFC will debut in the 2013/14 season and chair Martin McLoughlin was encouraged by the support from local businesses and football fans.
"They are showing great enthusiasm so everyone in the city here are champing at the bit to get back to it," he told UTV Sport.
The former team defeated Linfield in the League Cup just two years ago, but the new side's position will be three divisions below Championship.
The new club brings its own responsibilities and reflection on past mistakes to ensure Newry City AFC is successful on and off the pitch.
"We have to start off on a sound financial footing and it is completely amateur, voluntary," said manager Darren Mullen.
"We have to make sure that what happened before doesn't happen again and I think we have got the right committee and the right people involved now to make sure that doesn't happen."