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Monaghan in next Saturday’s Round 4B qualifier after his black card picked up in the Ulster final against Tyrone was rescinded last night.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.
THERE have been no articles pinned to the changing room walls, there have been no roars from Eamonn Burns to ‘prove those pundits wrong’ – for Down goalkeeper Michael Cunningham, the side’s recent progress has simply been the result of a level-headed approach. Yes, one or two players, in public and private, have made it […]
There was delight from Down fans and dismay for Armagh on Social media.
DOWN manager Eamonn Burns looks set to hand a sensational inter-county debut to defender Anthony Doherty while Armagh midfielder Ethan Rafferty may be drafted in as one of the squad’s two goalkeepers. Gaelic Life understands that the RGU Downpatrick man will start in the Down full-back line in Sunday’s Ulster quarter-final, and given his height […]
IF Down’s Ulster famine has been excruciating for their fans, the wait for a championship win over bitter rivals Armagh has been equally unbearable. Clonduff man Darren O’Hagan is attempting to become the first player since Paddy O’Rourke in 1992 to lead Down to a championship win over the Orchard county. The rivalry has belonged […]