Hard work is paying off for Carryduff

By Niall Gartland CARRYDUFF started up a ‘junior’ team with the view of developing their younger players, and it’s arguably gone even better than planned as they now stand on the brink of a place in the Ulster Junior Ladies Championship final. They host Lavey of Derry this Sunday (Ballykinlar, 2pm) and their star performer […]

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 […]

Duffin: It’s do or die for Loughinisland’s league hopes

By Shaun Casey LOUGHINISLAND may not be able to win the league on Friday evening, but they can certainly lose it when they take on table-toppers Carryduff away from home. The league leaders are currently one point clear of Kevin Duffin’s Loughinisland ahead of the final round of fixtures. “If you take care of your business […]

A four-way title race in Down

BY KIERAN LYNCH WHILST Tuesday night’s draw threw up some interesting pairings in the Down Senior Championship, there is still a lot to play for in the league, with Loughinisland and Carryduff neck and neck at the top, through 11 games in Division One. There are still seven games to go in Down and a lot […]

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 […]

Feature: Fermanagh’s Eoin Donnelly looks back on his county career

By Niall Gartland EOIN Donnelly stepped away after a decade of service on the Fermanagh team in January. He captained the side for most of that time period and rarely underperformed, but a first-ever Ulster Championship medal proved elusive. He prefers to accentuate the positive, however – he believes he left the Fermanagh jersey in […]

Carryduff gearing up for championship

By Kieran Lynch WITH the Down Championship coming right around the corner, Carryduff are gearing up to open their campaign against Conor Deegan’s Bryansford. Before then however, they have to conclude their league campaign against Ballyholland on Friday night, and Carryduff manager Finnian Moriarty reflected on what he has learned up to this point, in […]

Finn Mo can’t wait for start of Carryduff show

By Shaun Casey FINNIAN Moriarty is looking forward to the start of “competitive football” in his new role as Carryduff manager. Moriarty, a former Ulster Championship winner with Armagh, enjoyed three successful years with Maghery, bagging a league (2019) and a championship title (2020) with the Lough Shore men. The Wolfe Tones native took over […]