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Flynn resigns as Newry City boss

Gerry Flynn
Former Coleraine and Ballymena defender Gerry Flynn has left Newry

Gerry Flynn stepped down as manager of Newry City after Tuesday night's 2-1 home victory over Coleraine.

Flynn, who had been City boss since January 2007, revealed that he could not continue in the post.

"It's to do with personal reasons and stuff going on over a month and it came to the boil tonight," he said.

"There were different things that happened over the weekend that mean I personally feel that I can no longer be manager - I'm absolutely devastated."

The real JR

Flynn saw his mid-table side move four points clear of his former team Coleraine after the victory, in which three players were sent-off.

He added: "I'm leaving with a very heavy heart. I can assure you that I'm leaving a club that I don't want to leave and I'm absolutely gutted.

"I made my mind up before the Ballymena game on Saturday.

"I made the Chairman aware of that by email and no matter what the result had been tonight, I was always stepping down.

"The one thing I asked when I came down here was respect for everyone within the club, from the ground staff to the tea lady, and I always had that drilled into the players.

"I can look at everyone at this club and say that I've given 100 per cent."

Flynn guided Newry to the Co-Operative Cup final last season, losing out 1-0 to Portadown in the Mourneview Park decider.

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see also
Newry City 2-1 Coleraine
15 Sep 09 |  Irish
Ballymena Utd 1-2 Newry City
12 Sep 09 |  Irish
Newry City 0-1 Portadown
28 Feb 09 |  Irish
Flynn ready to accept Newry role
31 Jan 07 |  Irish

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