The town was left in mourning by the death on Wednesday, June 7th, 2012 of Brian McDonald, Maddoxland, Gyles Quay, Dundalk. Brian, who ran the family painting business for six decades, was a talented gaelic footballer and soccer player, winning a Leinster MFC medal with Louth and also lining out for Dundalk FC. He captained the CBS to McArdle Cup glory in 1951 and was only 16 in 1953 when the Wee County beat Kildare in the Leinster minor decider. Louth's seniors defeated Wexford in the Leinster SFC final on the same day. As corner forward with Dundalk Young Irelands, Brian lined out against Naomh Mhuire in the 1954 Old Gaels Cup final. Three years later, he was on the winning side as Young Irelands defeated the same opposition in the decider. Brian McDonald's GAA career was cut short when he switched to soccer but he had certainly made his mark.