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 […]
CONNAIRE Harrison knows that there will be extra focus on him this term following last year’s exploits with Down. He was in a hot streak of form then, but he knows that he must prove that he can continue in a similar vein over an extended period of time. The first sign of that came […]
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 […]
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Monaghan in next Saturday’s Round 4B qualifier after his black card picked up in the Ulster final against Tyrone was rescinded last night.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 […]