Down on the up: Coulter

By Shaun Casey   DOWN legend Benny Coulter believes the Mourne men are heading in the right direction, even if they miss out on promotion from Division Three this season as they prepare for Saturday’s clash with lowly Longford in Newry. Conor Laverty’s side have already improved on a winless 2022 campaign and Coulter puts […]

Declan McCoy: The GAA’s golden goose

TAKING into account that we are still in February, it’s a credit to the GAA that the quality of league football has been so high. Indeed, I would go as far to say that the league is now a better product than the championship. Obviously, the All-Ireland semi-finals and finals are still the pinnacle but […]

Cavan continue to live in the moment as Down showdown looms

By Michael McMullan CAVAN’S promotion charge has been picking up momentum but manager Mickey Graham stresses his side are living in the moment. Speaking to Gaelic Life ahead of this weekend’s all-Ulster clash with Down, Graham made the comment how quickly football can change. One victory can turn a season previously “going poorly” and an […]

Down hope to bounce back after first defeat

By Shaun Casey CONOR Laverty perhaps faces the most difficult period of his short managerial career this weekend as Down welcome Westmeath to Newry. The Mourne men are coming off a horrendously harsh defeat to Fermanagh and have to bounce back with a six day turnaround. It’s the first time Laverty’s side have tasted defeat […]

Down footballers set to take on ‘Mourne select’

CONOR Laverty’s Down will play a special one-off match against a ‘Mourne’ select on Saturday, March 11 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the opening of Holy Cross Park at Atticall. Under the helm of legendary former Down boss Pete McGrath, the five teams of Atticall, An Riocht, Ballymartin, Glassdrumman and Longstone will come together […]

Erne County set for Down

By Niall Gartland FERMANAGH paid the price for their wastefulness in front of goals in their last day out against Offaly, and they’ll know they’ll need to produce a better performance if they’re to consign Down to defeat in Ederney this weekend. Kieran Donnelly’s side racked up ten wides across the hour, indicative of a […]

Magill braced for another provincial derby

By Shaun Casey THE Ulster derbies are coming thick and fast in Division Three. Fresh off the back of a smash and grab victory over Antrim, Down take on Fermanagh this weekend with the aim of extending their winning streak, while a clash with Cavan is coming down the tracks as well. “You have four […]

Winning momentum huge for resurgent Down

By Shaun Casey WINNING is a habit, and that may be a cliched statement but for the Down footballers, that sentiment is seemingly ringing true. Conor Laverty’s side got their league campaign up and running with a win over Tipperary last weekend, although it was closer than it needed to be going down the stretch. […]