The town was left saddened by the passing on April 9th, 2010 of Patrick 'Pat' Garland, late of Cuchullain Terrace, Castletown Road, Dundalk. Pat played football for Dundalk Gaels, winning a junior championship in 1933. He used to cycle from his workplace in Ardee to play in matches in Dundalk. At the time of Pat's passing, his son Niall was club registrar. His son-in-law Gerry Crimmins played in goal for the Gaels. GAA items were prominent amongst the offerings at Pat's funeral mass.