GAA set to conduct independent review into Down SFC saga

THE GAA at central level is set to conduct an independent investigation into the events relating to the appointment of a referee for last Sunday’s Down Senior Football Championship final between Kilcoo and Burren. Kilco objected to the initial appointment of Paul Faloon as referee, bringing the matter to the DRA last weekend. While the […]

Magpies have eyes on the prize

By Shaun Casey FOR the twelfth season in succession, the black and white streamers representing Kilcoo will hang from the handles of the Frank O’Hare Cup as the Magpies’ dominance of the Down club scene continues. From ten of those 11 previous county final days, Kilcoo have left Páirc Esler (Sunday, 2.15m) with the cup […]

County final day still special for McCorry

By Shaun Casey JIM McCorry knows a thing or two about county finals, especially in Down. Before joining Burren three years ago, McCorry had led Mayobridge and Kilcoo to the Frank O’Hare Cup a combined total of six times. Twice the former Armagh and Down manager completed the double (league and championship) with Mayobridge while […]

Kilcoo slam ‘malicious and vile allegations’ arising from Clonduff game

Former All-Ireland Club champions Kilcoo have released a statement slamming the “malicious and vile allegations” that circulated on social media following their Down SFC semi-final win over Clonduff. The final moments of the game were marred with ugly scenes and four red cards, and in the aftermath messages were s on social media accusing the […]

Burren and Kilcoo kept apart in Down

REIGNING champions Kilcoo and Burren have been kept apart in the semi-final draw of the Down Senior Football Championship. Kilcoo, now managed by Donegal All-Ireland winner Karl Lacey, were pushed all the way by 12-man Carryduff in the semi-finals. They’ll face Clonduff in an eagerly awaited clash, a repeat of last season’s quarter-final won by […]

Downpatrick hoping to flip result

By Niall McCoy TWO of the four Down quarter-finals in the coming days are repeat pairings from earlier in the competition, and for RGU Downpatrick’s Conor O’Neill he is hoping for a change in fortunes. After an opening win over Saul, the Hoops came up against Clonduff and lost by seven points to the Hilltown […]

Moriarty: Blues’ test will tell us where we are at

By Kieran Lynch THE draw for the next round of the Down Senior Football Championship threw up some interesting pairings, but there is arguably no better game than the meeting of Carryduff and Loughinisland. The two sides were neck and neck in the Division One league, which Carryduff won after a 1-12 to 0-11 win […]

Kennedy looking forward to working with O’Rourke

By Kieran Lynch BRYANSFORD announced a new management team last week, with John Kennedy and Martin O’Rourke appointed at the helm. Kennedy, who was most recently with Dromintee, says that he’s ‘honoured’ to have been appointed, and he believes that Bryansford, who have found themselves in the relegation play-offs of the Down Senior Football Championship […]


Clonduff appoint new management ahead of the new season

CLONDUFF have appointed former Tyrone star Adrian Cush and James Slater as their new senior football management ahead of the 2023 season. The Tyrone men take over from another Red Hand, Ciaran McBride, with the Down side. Cush was manager for Magherafelt’s 2019 Derry SFC success and he will be once again be joined by […]

Poland takes over at Warrenpoint

FORMER Down star Mark Poland has been appointed as the new Warrenpoint senior football manager. Poland, who was involved under outgoing manager Shane Mulholland, take over ahead of the 2023 season. His management team will comprise of Gary Boyle, Conor Gilmore, Ryan McAleenan, Daniel Bird  and Sean O’Hare. Warrenpoint haven’t won the Down senior championship […]