Hughes: Down must find their identity


FORMER Down attacker Danny Hughes has called on the Mourne county to use their last three league games to establish a clearly defined style of play that they can carry into the championship season. While the points are crucial in Saturday’s trip to Cavan given that they are flirting with relegation, Hughes said that he […]


Quinn keen to make up for lost time with Down


THE decision of Eamonn Burns to include Keith Quinn in his Down team for their Dr McKenna Cup win over Ulster University earlier this month brought to an end a five-year absence for the versatile Mayobridge player. With the dust still settling on the Mourne county’s Qualifier loss to Derry in 2013, Quinn packed his […]


McKibbin targets starting berth with Down


DOWN’S David McKibbin is keen to secure a starting jersey with Down and give manager Eamonn Burns no excuse to pull it back off him. Last year, he played just over an hour of championship football in the Mourne’s County fascinating run to the last 12 of the All-Ireland, in contrast to 2016 when he […]


Carr calls time on Down career


DOWN stalwart Aidan Carr has announced his retirement from intercounty football. The 32-year-old Clonduff man represented the Mourne County for more than a decade, making his debut in 2006 in the wake of winning an Ulster U21 title. A hamstring injury curtailed his progress in his last season in Down colours and his decision comes […]


McKernan free to play Monaghan


  KEVIN McKernan has been cleared to play against Monaghan in next Saturday’s Round 4B qualifier after his black card picked up in the Ulster final against Tyrone was rescinded last night. The Burren clubman was black carded in the 41st minute by referee Joe McQuillan following an off-the-ball incident with Sean Cavanagh. That was […]