Instead the two have been returned for trial to Newry Crown Court charged with maliciously wounding a man.
Michael Joseph Martin Graham (39), River Street, Newry, and Stephen Thomas Dickson (24), Eastfield Drive, Milton Keynes, appeared last Thursday at a preliminary enquiry at Banbridge Magistrates Court sitting in Newry.
They are both charged with unlawfully and maliciously wounding a man with intent to do him grievous bodily harm on June 4 last year.
Dickson is also charged with assaulting a constable on the same date.
They were both remanded on bail of £200 to appear at Newry Crown Court on January 10 next year.
Holding charges, which included charges of attempted murder by both defendants at Huntly Road, Banbridge, were withdrawn.