Published Thursday, 20 September 2012
No one representing Newry City was in court for the hearing on Thursday. (© Getty)
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.
The Irish Football Association is understood to have been notified of the move.
Earlier this year Mr Flynn was awarded £25,000 in damages after claiming wrongful dismissal and breach of contract against the club.
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 for the hearing on Thursday.
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 forming as a new entity.