Kilcoo’s comfort comes from years of practice

By Michael McMullan A LOOK at Kilcoo’s starting team from their win over Enniskillen. From the games they’ve played across the Down and Ulster championship, scores are dripping across every line. Niall Kane’s four points all came from placed balls. Every bother person has scored from play. Eugene Branagan didn’t start, but add in his […]

Magpies continue to soar

By Kieran Lynch KILCOO are Down champions once again. It was anything but easy for the Magpies, as Warrenpoint went with them toe-to-toe, but as Kilcoo always seem to do, they found a way to win. Having led by four midway through the second half, Kilcoo allowed the ’Point to fight their way back to […]

Kilcoo chasing more glory in final

By Kieran Lynch KILCOO are in search of more history this weekend as they take on Warrenpoint with the opportunity to win a tenth Down title in 11 years. The reigning All-Ireland champions have been a juggernaut within their own county for more than a decade now, but that is not to say that it […]

Warrenpoint painting the town Blue

DOWN SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP FOOTBALL FINAL Warrenpoint v Kilcoo Sunday, Pairc Esler, 4pm By Shaun Casey Advertisement JUST back from the training ground, the Warrenpoint players assemble in the Whistledown Hotel and join the locals at the club’s ‘Blues Breakfast’ as preparations for the county final continue. The room, like the entire town, is decked out […]

Warrenpoint want to follow up Burren shock

By Kieran Lynch WARRENPOINT pulled off arguably the biggest shock in any of the Ulster Club Senior Football Championships to this point, when they knocked out Burren on penalties on Monday night. The ‘Point, who last contested the county final in 2019, were major underdogs going into the game, and manager Shane Mulholland spoke to […]

PREVIEWS: A huge weekened in the Down hurling and football championships

DOWN SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTER FINALS CASTLEWELLAN V LOUGHINISLAND Friday, Liatroim, 7.30pm A REPEAT of the first round of the Down championship, which Loughinisland won by three points, 1-12 to 1-9. Loughinisland also saw off Warrenpoint in the last round which will be a huge boost to their confidence. Advertisement Verdict: Loughinisland   CARRYDUFF V […]

Crunch time in Down Championships

DOWN SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND THREE CASTLEWELLAN V GLENN Friday, Ballymartin, 7.30pm Glenn were 10-point losers to Carryduff the last day out and it’s now must win territory against Castlewellan who will be eyeing up a place in the next round and may just get over the line. Advertisement Verdict: Castlewellan   MAYOBRIDGE V DOWNPATRICK […]