Review of the season: Down

1 Mourne men on the march AFTER a disastrous 2022 season where Down didn’t win a single game, things could only get better in 2023, and they certainly did. Conor Laverty brought an energy and a passion to the Down cause that has possibly been missing over the past number of years and this year […]

We knew we were capable: Sloan

By Daire Walsh  DOWN joint manager Caoibhe Sloan said they knew they would have to dig deep to see off the challenge of Limerick in the TG4 All-Ireland junior final at Croke Park. Sloan said she and the management were thrilled that all their hard work throughout the season paid off as they make an […]

Positive vibes for Doherty ahead of Croke Park date

By Kieran Lynch DOWN captain Meghan Doherty believes that the team’s win over Carlow in the All-Ireland Junior Championship semi-final has shown that they have more than one way of winning games. The Mourne Ladies have enjoyed playing on the front foot this season, but against Carlow it was a dogged defensive display – and […]

Down ladies embracing the “privilege”

By Shaun Casey THE Down Ladies are embracing the “privilege” of pulling on the red and black jersey and representing their county. Joint-manager Caoibhe Sloan suggests that the Mourne ladies are enjoying the journey that has led them to the All-Ireland Junior semi-final. “There’s definitely that wee bit of added weight, much like the Ulster […]

Lynch’s ladies braced for Limerick test

By Shaun Casey DOWN not only face a top of the table tussle with Limerick on Sunday afternoon, but they are also competing against the bustling crowd that will descend on the Treaty County for a Dermot Kennedy concert this weekend. The trip south is too long and strenuous to make in one day, but […]

Down ladies trying to strike the right balance says Sloan

By Shaun Casey FINALS don’t come along every year, and Down are trying to strike the balance between enjoying the occasion and focusing on the task at hand says joint manager Caoibhe Sloan. The Mourne ladies face Fermanagh, who they drew with earlier in the competition, and are looking forward to competing in the Ulster […]

Momentum key for Down ladies

BY KIERAN LYNCH DOWN are hoping to build on a solid league campaign when they get their Ulster Championship tilt underway against Fermanagh this weekend. The Mourne ladies won five games out of seven, but it wasn’t enough, as they came up just short in their promotion bid. However, Peter Lynch, who co-manages the team alongside […]

Co-boss Sloan focussing on what Down can achieve

By Kieran Lynch A LEAGUE final spot is possible for Down, but out of their hands this weekend. A Kildare win over Wexford and Clare failing to defeat Longford would open the door for Down, whilst a three-way tie on 15 points will see points difference be required to separate the sides. However, none of […]