Obituaries: Down


As it Happened: All-Ireland Hurling Final Tracker
Welcome to what was the biggest day of the year on the hurling calendar.
04 September 2016

As it Happened: Saturday Match Tracker
The Munster senior football championship replay was centre stage in today's action.
18 July 2015

As it happened: Saturday Match Tracker
Today saw the last of the All-Ireland SFC qualifiers take place as there were two games to be decided this afternoon.
30 July 2016

As it happened: Saturday Match Tracker
Welcome to what was the busiest Saturday afternoon on the GAA front this year.
09 July 2016

As it Happened: Saturday Match Tracker
There were four games down for decision throughout the course of the day.
18 June 2016

As it Happened: Saturday Match Tracker
All roads led to Croke Park this weekend as the first two of the NFL finals took place.
23 April 2016

As it Happened: Saturday Match Tracker
We're into the height of the GAA season as the games keep coming thick and fast.
25 June 2016

As it Happened: Saturday Match Tracker
This afternoon saw four All-Ireland senior football championship qualifiers take place.
16 July 2016

As it happened: Saturday Match Tracker
There was another busy Saturday ahead of us with games in the All-Ireland SHC and SFC qualifiers as well as an Ulster SFC semi-final replay.
02 July 2016

As it Happened: Sunday Match Tracker
The concluding games of round five of the Allianz NFL were down for decision this afternoon.
19 March 2017

As it Happened: Sunday Match Tracker
It may be Lá na gClubanna but there was one game on today's fixture list and that is the Allianz NHL Division 1 final replay.
08 May 2016

As it Happened: Sunday Match Tracker
Welcome to our latest edition of our live match tracker as we picked up where we left off last night.
05 February 2017

As it happened: Sunday Match Tracker
Round Three of the National Football league continued this afternoon.
26 February 2017

As it happened: Sunday Match Tracker
It was provincial final day in both Munster and Connacht this afternoon.
10 July 2016

As it happened: Sunday Match Tracker
Today we saw the first of this year's All-Ireland senior hurling championship semi-finals take place.
07 August 2016

As it happened: Sunday Match Tracker
Welcome to what was the final round of fixtures in this year's National Hurling League.
20 March 2016

As it Happened: Sunday Match Tracker
There was action from both the National hurling and football leagues this afternoon.
06 March 2016

As it Happened: Sunday Match Tracker
It was a double weekend again as we brought you action from the NHL and NFL campaigns.
05 March 2017

As it Happened: Sunday Match Tracker
Welcome to what was the second part of our weekend live match tracker as we continued the action in the National Hurling League today.
21 February 2016

As it Happened: Sunday Match Tracker
We had plenty of action this afternoon with three hurling games and a football match down for decision.
05 June 2016

As it happened: Sunday Match Tracker
One of the busiest days on the GAA calendar descended on us this afternoon.
12 February 2017

As it happened: Sunday Match Tracker
This weekend was the turn of the small ball code to take centre stage.
20 November 2016

As it happened: Sunday Match Tracker
Football took centre stage this afternoon as we had quarter-finals and semi-finals down for decision in all four provinces.
13 November 2016

As it happened: Sunday Match Tracker
The last of the penultimate round of the Allianz NFL matches were down for decision this afternoon.
27 March 2016

As it Happened: Sunday Match Tracker
This afternoon saw no fewer than 14 county finals take place around the country.
23 October 2016

As it Happened: Sunday Match Tracker
We're into November and the games are still coming thick and fast as there were another seven down for decision this afternoon.
06 November 2016

As it Happened: Sunday Match Tracker
It was football all the way today and we had no fewer than six games to cover this afternoon.
12 June 2016

As it happened: Sunday Match Tracker
There were two provincial finals down for decision this afternoon, along with an Ulster SFC semi-final replay.
03 July 2016

As it happened: Sunday Match Tracker
The remaining matches in round two of the Allianz NHL took place this afternoon.
19 February 2017

As it Happened: Sunday Match Tracker
There was action once again in both codes today as counties continued their battle for supremacy in their respective leagues.
13 March 2016

Baldwin, Conal
Mourners at the funeral of a young Kilkeel boy heard how his life was "totally immersed in his love of Ireland and the GAA". Conal Baldwin (12) passed away suddenly on Christmas Eve after becoming ill.
02 January 2013

Baldwin, Conal
Conal was born in Daisy Hill Hospital on 15 May 2000 at 15.51pm to loving Mummy Joanne and proud caring Daddy Joe. Conal is our first born.
23 February 2013

Black card rule=more scores
Statistics released by the GAA's Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC) show that the average number of points scored per game in this year's football championship was 9.5 per cent higher than last year.
02 October 2014

Bradley, Liam
Children from Clontifleece School provided a fitting guard of honour as the district said farewell to one of its leading champions, Dr Liam Bradley, who died on 12 March.
26 March 2008

Burns, Joe
It is with sincere regret we record the death of Mr Michael Joseph (Joe) Burns, of 97 Carginagh Road, Kilkeel.
30 September 2007

Cairns, George
The recent death of Mr George Carins of Ballylough Road, Annsborugh, followed a lengthy period of ill-health. He was 69.
06 January 2005

Carlow proposal to be discussed
Carlow's proposal for a new format to the All-Ireland SFC will be discussed at Central Council later this year.
07 August 2015

Championship tweets: "Up the Dubs!!! It's time to celebrate"
The curtain came down on the 2015 inter-county gaelic football season yesterday and the Dubs are celebrating All-Ireland title number 25...
21 September 2015

Championship tweets: The Village celebrates
It's probably safe to assume that there is no shortage of sore heads around the country this morning following yesterday's club final schedule.
20 October 2014

Cole, Michael
Down GAA suffered a tremendous loss on Thursday of last week when Mickey Cole collapsed and dies during a Senior Football League match between Ballyholland and Saval. Despite the valiant efforts of locals especially two off duty nurses at the match the popular Mourne man could not be revived and died on the pitch.
08 July 2008

Colgan, Joseph
It was with a shock and regret that the Mourne and wider community learned of the sudden death of Mr Joseph Colgan of 109 Tullyframe Road, Atticall, Kilkeel.
18 November 2009

Competition: win two All-Ireland hurling final tickets
We have two tickets to give away for the All-Ireland hurling finals on Sunday 4 September.
23 August 2016

Coyne, Patrick & Patricia
Patrick and Patricia Coyne, Golf Links Road, Newcastle, Co Down, passed away within weeks of each other at he Marie Curie Centre (Beaconsfield) in Belfast.
Mrs Coyne (62) died on June 25 and her husband (75) died on July 17.
31 August 2004

Cunningham, Michael
Profound sorrow spread over a wide area when it was learned of the passing of Mr Michael Cunningham, of 27 Castlewellan Road, Hilltown, which took place in the Manor Nursing Home, Rathfriland, on Thursday 11 October 2012. He was 80 years old.
07 November 2012

Delvin, John
Mr John Delvin, of 154 Castlewellan Road, Kilcoo, passed away peacefully on 14 June, 2006 in Daisy Hill Hospital, Newry.
05 July 2006

Devlin, Vincent
Mr Vincent Devlin (Frostie) of Cloncool Crescent, Kilcoo, passed away on 24 August.
22 September 2010

Donaghy, Brendan
The huge numbers who accompanied Brendan (Googles) on his final journey from his home and who attended his Requiem Mass and Internment were proof of the great esteem in which he was held by the club and wider community.
07 February 2006

Donnelly, Gerry
The death, which took place peacefully in the Southern Area Hospice in Newry on Saturday January 7 of Coa-born Gerry Donnelly (60) evoked widespread genuine shock and sadness.
19 January 2012

Doyle, Ryan
Villagers are still coming to terms with Ryan Doyle's death and this evening the local Church of the Immaculate Conception is expected to be filled to capacity as the Doyle family and their friends gather to remember the 25-year-old.
19 December 2012

Duffy: derogatory comments will now be dealt with
Paraic Duffy says disciplinary committees are "far more likely" to enforce the GAA's new ruling regarding derogatory comments from managers.
04 November 2014

Former GAA President Joe McDonagh dies
It was great sadness that we learned of the passing of former GAA President Joe McDonagh yesterday evening following a short illness.
21 May 2016

GAA President Elect chosen
Dublin's John Horan has been voted in as President-Elect of the GAA tonight at the Annual Congress in Croke Park.
24 February 2017

GAA propose to scrap All-Ireland SFC quarter-finals and introduce group stage
The GAA have announced proposed changes to the All-Ireland senior football championship - including plans to scrap the competition's quarter-finals.
04 August 2016

GAA/Basketball crossover programme
For many years, GAA players have turned to soccer and rugby to keep up their fitness levels over the winter, but they are now finding that basketball is of more benefit to them during the off-season.
23 September 2015

Gardai urge clubs to be more vigilant
A Garda Sergeant has warned GAA clubs to be extra vigilant when moving money like gate receipts as there is no doubt that they are being watched.
15 April 2016

Get your diary out: the 2015 GAA Master fixture list for intercounty games
The GAA have released the master fixture list for 2015.
12 November 2014

Gilligan, Joe
The death of Mr Joe Gilligan at hospital on Tuesday January 20 has removed a respected and well-known personality from the Coagh community. Although a native of Ballinderry, Joe spent most of his life in the village, residing at Main Street and Ballinderry Road during his lengthy residence.
29 January 2009

Glavin, Colum
The Carryduff club deeply regrets the sudden death of their founder member, trustee and friend Colum Glavin.
An honourary life member, Colum was heavily involved with Carryduff GAC since day one and served on the initial committee.
31 January 2007

Glavin, Malachy
Mr Malachy Glavin of Main Street, Dundrum who died suddenly on 13 October was a devoted family man.
27 October 2010

Gorman, Kevin
Mourners at the Requiem Mass held for 24-year old Constable Kevin Gorman were told how he and younger brother Shane had "so many things" they wanted to do together.
03 December 2008

GPA rejects claims it took its eye off the ball in 'Super 8' debate
The GPA has come out fighting against accusations that it failed to properly consult with players in advance of the debate on the 'Super 8' motion which received the green light at Congress.
01 March 2017

Greene, Declan
Declan Greene's hard work and dedication led him to become a police officer, mourners heard at his funeral last week.
03 December 2008

Hurling: Five to Watch
The National Hurling Leagues offer managers the opportunity to unearth new talent and this year's campaign is no different.
08 March 2017

Hurling: Five Top Sods
What is the perfect pitch for hurling? Here is what we think are five of the top pitches in the country for the small ball code.
10 March 2017

Inter-provincials 'in a coma'
Connacht manager John Tobin believes that Croke Park must make a decision on the future of the inter-provincials as they are 'in a coma'.
22 December 2016

Introduction of new playing rules deferred
At the recent GAA Congress, a number of changes were made to the playing rules of football and hurling, including the introduction of the 'one-on-one penalty' and advantage rule in hurling.
23 March 2015

Kavanagh highlights CPA role
CPA Executive Member Derek Kavanagh believes that making players aware of their cause is their main focus at the moment.
20 January 2017

Kearney, Denis
Well known and highly regarded solicitor Mr Denis Kearney, who was a native of Castlewellan, died at the age of 64 at his home in Belfast after a short illness.
The former pupil of St Malachy’s Primary School, Castlewellan, and St Patrick’s High School, Downpatrick, always retained his connections with the Castlewellan area, and also kept a Newcastle office and summer home for many years.
10 August 2005

Kearney, Eugene
Mr Eugene Kearney, aged 64, passed away peacefully on 5 September 2012 at his lifelong family home in Drumboniff.
26 September 2012

Keenan, Leigh
The people of Mayobridge community were deeply shocked and saddened by the death of Mr Leigh Keenan, a 27 year old man, who died tragically on 17 May following an accident while working in Brooklyn, New York.
30 June 2003

Keown, Cahal
It was with great sadness that family and friends learned of the death of Mr Cahal Keown, which occurred at his home 6 Commedagh Park, Castlewellan on 2 December after a difficult battle with cancer. He was 54.
19 December 2012

Keown, Cahal
There was sad news with the passing of Castlewellan life member and former player Cahal Keown on Sunday morning. Cahal played his football with the Town for many years and gave great service to the club.
05 December 2012

Lennon, Frank
At the time of his death on May 4, Frank Lennon, at 99 years of age, was the oldest surviving former Castlewellan player and the last remaining team member of the club’s famous 1934 and 1936 Senior County Championship teams.
14 May 2008

Live: Sunday Match Tracker
It may be the October Bank Holiday weekend, but there was still plenty of GAA action around the country this afternoon.
30 October 2016

Lundy, Eamon
The committee and members of Bryansford GAC wish to extend their deepest sympathy to the Lundy family on the death of Eamon.
22 July 2013

Lundy, Eamon
The committee and members of Bryansford GAC wish to extend their deepest sympathy to the Lundy family on the death of Eamon.
26 June 2013

MacFlynn, Paddy
It is with deep sadness that Down GAA learned of the death of esteemed and much loved Uachtaran Paddy MacFlynn.
02 October 2013

MacFlynn, Paddy
It is with deep sadness that Down GAA has learned of the death of our esteemed and much loved Uachtaran Paddy MacFlynn.
01 October 2013

Magee, Pat Joe
Moyobridge GAC recently lost one of its more famous members with the death of Pat Joe Magee Crossan Road.
04 August 2005

Mageean, Danny
The community of Ballykinlar has been greatly saddened by the death of Danny Mageean, who passed away on 16 October.
31 December 2004

Mahon, Gerry
A former member of the Down District Council, Mr Gerry Mahon, passed away suddenly at his Ballykinlar home.
15 April 2009

McAlinden, Francie
Well respected and popular Castlewellan man
05 January 2011

McCann, Bernard
The death of Bernard (Barney) McCann, Dree, Dromara, has occasioned much sadness and sorrow among his family, many friends and neighbours.
23 November 2005

McCartan, Henry Pat
It is with deep regret that I record the death of Henry Pat McCartan, Henry Pat as he was better known.
17 February 2005

McCartan, Patrick
Just recently did the sad news reach me of the sudden death in March of that great Leitrim Fontenoy, Patrick McCartan.
16 June 2010

McCartan, Willie
On Sunday, 19 October, Willie McCartan, of 83 Bannanstown Road, Leitrim, passed away peacefully at Belfast City Hospital after a short illness.
19 November 2008

McCormack, Finbar
It is with deep regret that we record the passing of Mr Finbar McCormack, the former principal of Carnacaville Primary School, which occurred on 8 July in Belfast City Hospital. He was 61.
31 July 2013

McGinn, Sean
It was with much shock and deep sadness that the family and many friends of Sean McGinn learned of his sudden and untimely death on Christmas Day. He was just 19.
28 January 2005

McGlennon, Gerry
It is with regret that we record the death of Mr Gerry McGlennon, of Cushowen Place, Drumaness on 27th July.
31 August 2004

McGrady, Eddie
To the younger players of St. Patrick's GAC in Saul, Eddie McGrady was just another of those spectators watching from the sidelines, but to the older members of the club he was not only its president but a man who was "instrumental" in its progression.
13 November 2013

McGrath, Joe
It is with great sadness that Down GAA and in particular East Down GAA learned of the death of great friend and supporter Joe McGrath on January 2.
16 January 2013

McInerney, Liam
Mr Liam McInerney of Slievenamaddy Avenue, Newcastle, passed away peacefully at home on 3rd October following a long illness.
31 October 2004

McKay, Pat
On Friday 3 September another great sportsman in the person of Pat McKay was laid to rest in Rathfriland Cemetery after 11am Mass. He was 80.
13 December 2004

McKibbin, Joseph
Mr Joseph McKibbin, of Newcastle Road, Castlewellan, who passed away in Downe Hospital was a well known painter and decorator. He was 80.
30 May 2012

McKibbin, Joseph
Mr Joseph McKibbin, of Newcastle Road, Castlewellan, who passed away in Downe Hospital was a well known painter and decorator.
31 May 2012

McVeigh, Joe
The Castlewellan club members were saddened to learn of the death of Joe McVeigh
17 January 2007

Mooney, Michael
Profound shock and sadness spread throughout the community following the tragic death of Annalong man Mr Michael Mooney.
16 November 2005

Mooney, Mick
October is the month when most clubs are finishing up games and preparing for their AGM, County Convention and Scor. Such thoughts were put far from the minds of all connected with Glasdrumman GAC when the news filtered through of the untimely and tragic death of Glasdrumman player Mick Mooney.
26 October 2005

Morgan, Arthur
A guard of honour was formed by Kilcoo GAC at the funeral of Mr Arthur Morgan last month.
07 January 2009

Murphy, Billy Joe
’Proudest day was when son played for Down Sam Maguire cup winners’ MR BILLY JOE MURPHY The death of Mr William Joseph ’Billy Joe’ Murphy, of Loughmoney Road Raholp, Downpatrick occurred peacefully on 15 May at the Downe Hospital
01 January 2001

Murphy, Jimmy
Much sadness was evoked when the news of the death of Jim Murphy filtered throughout the country.
03 February 2009

Murray, Lily
Hilltown lost one of the much loved and respected members of its community following the death of Lily Murray, Clonduff Road. She passed away in St John’s House, Newry Hospice on 15 May.
11 June 2008

No repetition of Tyrone-Cavan fiasco
Looks like there could be some key fixtures postponed over the weekend.
03 March 2017

O’Hare, Conal
The recent tragic and untimely death of Conal O’Hare, at the age of 27, has shocked and numbed his heartbroken family, friends, neighbours and all of those who knew and loved him.
19 July 2006

O’Hare, John
Members and officers of Naomh Maolmhoig Caislean A Mhuilinn CLG paid a final tribute to their former football star, club secretary and club Hall of Fame recipient John O’Hare by providing a guard of honour as his remains were carried to his final resting place at Bryansford cemetery on Sunday, February 3
01 January 2001

O’Neill, Johnny
The sudden and unexpected death on Wednesday, November 20, of our esteemed club president Johnny O’Neill has shocked and saddened the entire community.
30 November 2002

O'Hara, Kevin
The staff and pupils of St Malachy's High School are this week mourning the death of a highly respected young student.
05 June 2013

O'Rourke taken to task on twitter
Colm O'Rourke's Sunday Independent column ruffled quite a few feathers on social media yesterday.
20 October 2014

O'Rourke, Terry
Mr Terry O'Rouke of Greencastle Pier Road, Kilkeel passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday 10 January, aged 81 years.
01 February 2012

One Kerry player on 2014 International Rules squad
David Moran is All-Ireland champions Kerry's sole representative on the International Rules squad, which has been named this morning.
28 October 2014

Quinn, Des
Mr Des Quinn of Tullybrannigan Road, Newcastle, passed away at his home on 26 July after a short illness. He was 61.
26 July 2010

Quinn, Jerry
When Jerry Quinn passed away in the early hours of last Wednesday morning the GAA in Down lost a valued and articulate enthusiast who had conscientiously served the Association in a myriad of roles for more than half a century.
12 December 2012

Quiz: think you know your stuff from the weekend's GAA?
Do you know your stuff when it comes to what happened in the GAA world at the weekend?
15 August 2016

Rice, Pat
Castlewellan GAC’s favourite son Pat Rice passed away after a long battle against cancer.
11 May 2005

Ritchie, John
Mr Ritchie was born at Ballyhosset, Downpatrick, on 25 April 1926, the elder son of James and Elizabeth Ritchie. After a number of years, they moved to Clanmaghery Road, Tryella, where John and his brother Patrick attended the local primary school and then St Patrick’s Grammar School, Downpatrick.
25 January 2006

Rodgers, James
It was an incredibly sorrowful start to the New Year as the wider Castlewellan community learned of the death of Mr James Rodgers following a brave battle against illness.
03 February 2010

Rogers, Gerry
It is with great saddness that we record the peaceful death of Gerry Rogers, late of 60 Ballyveabeg Road, Ballymartin on 15 December 2006.

14 March 2007

Sawey, Michael
It is with great regret that we record the death of Mr. Michael Sawey, a well known and respected local businessman and resident of Newcastle.
06 April 2011

Trimble, Jim
It is with profound sorrow and deep regret that we record the sudden passing of Mr Jim Trimble, Abbey Park, Kilkeel, whose death occurred on 28th March at Daisy Hill Hospital, Newry.
27 April 2011

Wells, Cyril
Mr Cyril Wells of Dundrum Road, Newcastle who passed away peacefully, after a long illness, at his home on 4th June was a retired English teacher at St Malachy’s High School in Castlewellan. He was 76.
30 June 2003

Whyte, Wayne
The communities of Kilkeel and Atticall were shocked and saddened at the sudden death of Wayne Whyte, which occurred on 18th March, 2007.
11 April 2007