Brendan Marry of Newtown, Knockbridge was a member of one of Louth's best-known families. He was a stalwart of both St Brides GFC and Louth GAA. Born and reared in Knockbridge, where he would spend all his life, Brendan developed a love for the Brides from an early age and was full back on the side that won the McArdle Cup in 1959. Shortly after making his Louth senior debut in the national league, the Knockbridge man sustained a serious knee injury which prematurely ended his intercounty career. He went on to serve the Brides at administrative level, acting as vice-chairman from 1980 until 1982, chairman from '83 until '97 and club representative on the County Board from 1993 until 2006. Players and members of the club provided a fitting guard of honour for Brendan Marry, who passed away on April 19th, 2012.