Mayobridge

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Mayobridge
  • Irish: Droichead Mhaigh Eo
Mayobridge is located in County Down
Mayobridge
Mayobridge shown within County Down
Population 1,069 (2011 Census)
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Country Northern Ireland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWRY
Postcode district BT34
Dialling code 028
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54°10′52″N 6°13′44″W / 54.1810°N 6.2289°W / 54.1810; -6.2289Coordinates: 54°10′52″N 6°13′44″W / 54.1810°N 6.2289°W / 54.1810; -6.2289

Mayobridge (from Irish Droichead Mhaigh Eo, meaning 'bridge on the plain of yews') is a village within Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland, lying on the small river Clanrye which divides the townlands of Mayo and Bavan. It is located within the Newry and Mourne District Council area - it had a population of 1,069 people in the 2011 Census[1]. It falls within the parish of Clonallan, and historically within the barony of Upper Iveagh Upper.

Demography[edit]

Mayobridge is classified as a small village or hamlet by the NI Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA). It had a usually resident population of 1,069 according to the 2011 census.[2]

Facilities[edit]

  • On 15 August 1859 Dr. Leahy, the co-adjutor bishop of the diocese, blessed the foundation stone of a new Catholic church to replace the existing, more primitive Mass House put up in 1806 (parts of which are still visible in the disused Parochial Hall); and a curate was appointed to live in Mayobridge. The new church, dedicated to St. Patrick, was erected on the site of a former Mass Rock. A fine Gothic-style building, reputed to be the largest ‘country' church in the diocese, it could hold up to 600 worshippers in comfort, and commanded a fine view of the surrounding countryside right into County Armagh. It was completed on 12 October 1862, with a dedicatory sermon by the Bishop of Kerry, Dr. David Moriarty.
  • A police barracks was moved in 1854 from the Mayo side of the village to the Bavan side, and returned in 1865.[3]
  • St. Patrick's Primary School is a primary school, located on Chapel Hill.

Notable people[edit]

  • (Mayobridge Band) are known throughout Ireland. Formed in 1977 they are one of the most popular parade bands in Ireland,performing in London and annually at the Rose of Tralee and 7 times All Ireland Fleadh Champions.
  • Kieran Goss (b. 1962,) contemporary singer, songwriter
  • Tommy Sands (b. 1945,) folk singer, songwriter and radio broadcaster
  • Mickey Linden, Gaelic footballer, winner of All-Ireland Senior Football Championship in 1991 and 1994
  • Tom O'Hare (b. 1942,) Gaelic footballer, winner of All-Ireland Senior Football Championship in 1968

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.

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.

Former and current county footballers from Mayobridge and All-Ireland Scór Na nÓg Champions[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)

  • Niall Murphy -Current

Achievements: Ulster Colleges All Star 2016, Now playing in Australia professionally with Collingwood.

  • Cathal Magee - Current

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

  • Caolan "Gall" Gallagher- Current

Shortest ever Championship Final appearance (2mins 47secs) (2011)

  • Ryan Brady - Current
  • Keith Quinn - Current

All-Ireland Scór Na nÓg Champions

  • Jane Rooney 1999,2001, 2005
  • Paddy Tumilty 1996, 1997, 2000
  • Niall Murphy 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Gavin Gribben 2016
  • Donna Magee 2003
  • Declan Magee 2003
  • James Gorman 2003
  • Claire Rooney 2007

Mayobridge Seniors 2017[edit]

-Division One Result: Mayobridge 2-10 Downpatrick 1-11. A dramatic finish to this game saw the 'Bridge snatch the points with a late Cathal Magee penalty. In the 56th minute with the scores tied at 1-10 apiece the visitors Downpatrick were awarded a penalty but the ball was ballooned over the bar. Almost straight from the kick-out the 'Bridge were awarded a penalty for a foul on substitute Benny Coulter. Cathal Magee's first effort was saved but it had to be retaken as the ref. was in the process of booking a Downpatrick player for dissent. Cathal made no mistake with his second effort and the Sky Blues hung on for a very fortunate victoiry. Mayobridge scorers: Cory Quinn (1-4), Niall Murphy (2-16), Cathal Magee (1-1), Kevin O'Rourke (0-4), Conleth o'Hare (0-1).


-The seconds capped a great weekend for Down's oldest club with a 2.11 to 0.8 win away to Longstone on Sunday afternoon in the first game of the all county premier reserve league. Conor Gribben and Lee Quinn were the goal scorers.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census 2011 Population Statistics for Mayobridge Settlement". Northern Ireland Statistics & Research Agency. Retrieved 16 October 2017. 
  2. ^ "Census 2011 Population Statistics for Mayobridge Settlement". Northern Ireland Statistics & Research Agency. Retrieved 16 October 2017. 
  3. ^ Royal Irish Constabulary List