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 […]
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 […]
Jim McCorry chats to Gaelic Life.
KILCOO have been dealt a huge blow ahead of Sunday’s heavyweight clash against Slaughtneil as Ryan Johnston has been ruled out with a broken foot.
Fionnuala Carr takes the positives from Down’s year.
MONAGHAN may be once bitten, twice shy heading into Saturday’s Round 4B Qualifier against Down at Croke Park – but Mourne county legend Benny Coulter believes that Eamonn Burns’s side can upset the odds once again. The Oriel county were heavy favourites when the teams clashed in the Ulster semi-final last month but lost out […]
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Monaghan in next Saturday’s Round 4B qualifier after his black card picked up in the Ulster final against Tyrone was rescinded last night.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 […]
PETER Turley is confident that Down can defy the odds for a third time this year in Sunday’s Ulster Championship final against Tyrone. Wins against Armagh and Monaghan have brought Eamonn Burns’ side within 70 minutes of the county’s first Anglo Celt since 1994. Down are a confident, motivated force this season, but Turley says […]
PLAYMAKING icon Greg Blaney is delighted that his former team-mate Eamonn Burns has brushed off his detractors to guide Down to next Sunday’s Ulster final clash against Tyrone. Blaney and Burns starred in the legendary Down teams that won All-Ireland titles in 1991 and 1994, but the sleeping giant of Ulster football hasn’t won a […]
Down players both past and present were ecstatic about the result on Saturday night.