O’Hagan puts support behind Poacher


  DOWN defender Darren O’Hagan has become the first Mourne county player to go on record supporting a potential managerial candidate – and he has thrown his weight behind Steven Poacher. The Carlow coach is part of a ticket that has Shane Mulholland alongside him as joint manager. O’Hagan, a former captain and senior figure […]


Race begins to appoint Burns’ successor


By Niall Gartland A NUMBER of candidates are already emerging as contenders for the vacant Down senior manager position following the resignation of Eamonn Burns earlier this week. The Bryansford man served his notice after Down’s Round Two qualifier defeat to Cavan less than a fortnight ago, a match which they lost despite having played […]


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 […]