Obituaries: Down


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, 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

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

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