Mayobridge

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Mayobridge
Irish: Droichead Mhaigh Eo
Mayobridge is located in Northern Ireland
Mayobridge
Mayobridge
 Mayobridge shown within Northern Ireland
Population 965 (2011 Census)
Irish grid reference J154275
District Newry and Mourne
County County Down
Country Northern Ireland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWRY
Postcode district BT34
Dialling code 028
Police Northern Ireland
Fire Northern Ireland
Ambulance Northern Ireland
EU Parliament Northern Ireland
UK Parliament South Down
NI Assembly South Down
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Northern Ireland
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Coordinates: 54°11′N 6°14′W / 54.18°N 6.23°W / 54.18; -6.23Mayobridge (from Irish Droichead Mhaigh Eo, meaning "bridge on the plain of yews") is an area within Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland. It is located within the Newry and Mourne District Council area - it had a population of 965 people in the 2011 Census.

People[edit]

Sport[edit]

St. Patrick's Gaelic Athletic Club, Mayobridge is the oldest Gaelic Athletic Association club in County Down.

Mayobridge won their tenth Down Senior Football Championship (and their fifth consecutive championship) in 2008 - adding to the success of the club, Mayobridge's reserve (seconds) team also won the Down Premier Reserve Football Championship and their minor team won the Down Minor Football Championship in 2008, completing an amazing treble.

Mayobridge's under-16 team also won the Down Under-16 Football League and the Championship in 2006. Other underage teams (under-8 and under-10 teams) have gone unbeaten in 2006, creating a bright future for the club.

Former and current county footballers from Mayobridge[edit]

Achievements: All-Ireland Senior Football Championship (1968)

Achievements: All-Ireland Senior Football Championship (1991 & 1994) and All Stars Award (1994)

Achievements: All-Ireland Minor Football Championship (1999) and All Stars Award (2010)

  • Ronan Sexton - Current

Achievements: All-Ireland Minor Football Championship (1999)

  • Conor Garvey - Current

Achievements: All-Ireland Minor Football Championship (2005) and Ulster Under-21 Football Championship (2008)

  • Cathal Magee - Current

Achievements: All-Ireland Minor Football Championship (2005,) Dr. McKenna Cup (2008) and Ulster Under-21 Football Championship (2008)

  • Ryan Brady - Current
  • Keith Quinn - Current

Education[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Mayobridge is classified as a small village or hamlet by the NI Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA). For more details see: NI Neighbourhood Information Service. The Mayobridge ward (which includes a surrounding rural area) had a population of 965 on Census Day (27 March 2011). Of these:

  • 26.9% of these were under 16 and 8.3% over 65 years of age;
  • 51.8% of the population were male and 48.2% were female;
  • 94.8% belonged to or were brought up in the Roman Catholic religion and 2.7% belonged to or were brought up in the Protestant religion;[1]
  • 6.2% of people aged 16–74 were unemployed.

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