Lacey joy at Kilcoo victory

By Shaun Casey FORMER Donegal defender Karl Lacey managed Kilcoo to their 11th county title in 12 seasons last weekend, his first in the bainisteoir bib. The 2012 Footballer of the Year, took over from Conleith Gilligan and Richie Thornton, who stepped down after the Magpie’ surrendered their Ulster title to Glen last season, and oversaw Kilcoo’s nine-point […]

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 […]

Down express disappointment at Kilcoo referee objection

THE Down County Board have released an official statement addressing the controversy surrounding Kilcoo’s objection to the appointment of Paul Falloon as referee for yesterday’s Down Senior Championship final. The Magpies won that game with a very impressive victory over rivals Burren, but the match itself was arguably overshadowed by the events over the weekend, […]

Kilcoo continue Down Championship dominance

Kilcoo 2-12 Burren 0-9 Kilcoo collected the Frank O’Hare Cup for the eleventh time in twelve years as they claimed a convincing victory over Burren. A first half scoring spree along with second half goals from Miceal Rooney and Paul Devlin led Karl Lacey’s side to victory. Burren started brightly with points from Liam Kerr […]

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 […]

Down’s big two still on track

By Shaun Casey WHEN the semi-final draws were made the reaction from the majority of people in the Mourne County and further afield was the exact same. The big two were kept apart. That sets things up nicely for the dream final as Burren and Kilcoo seem destined to decide the destination of the Frank […]

Kilcoo’s dominance set for stiff examination

By Niall McCoy MORE of the same or is someone ready to really challenge Kilcoo’s superiority? The league season would suggest that it may be the latter. The black and white ribbons on the Frank O’Hare Cup are getting frayed by this stage given how regularly they adorn the trophy. For the record, the Magpies […]

Croker dream coming true for Kerr

TAILTEANN CUP SEMI-FINAL Down v Laois Sunday, Croke Park, 4pm (LIVE ON RTÉ) By Shaun Casey Advertisement EVERY youngster’s dream is to strip out in their county’s colours and run out on to the Croke Park turf. Liam Kerr will get the chance to fulfil that ambition this weekend as Down take on Laois. And […]