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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sara Louise happy to play against the very best

By Niall Gartland IT doesn’t get any easier for Down as they face heavyweights Galway on Saturday (3pm Páirc Esler), but Sara Louise Graffin isn’t complaining about being pitted in a textbook ‘group of death’. It’s their third and final group stage clash and in all likelihood they’ll have to take part in the relegation […]

2022: The year that was…

Teams of the year 1. Limerick hurlers You couldn’t look past the Limerick hurlers (for one thing, they’re bloody gigantic). They won their third All-Ireland title in a row with a magnificent victory over a gallant Kilkenny side. Down the years, Limerick have endured plenty of heartache and heartbreak, but it’d be no surprise if […]

Clonduff on cloud nine says captain Jenna Boden

By Niall Gartland WHEN Gaelic Life contacted Jenna Boden on Tuesday lunchtime about Clonduff’s All-Ireland Intermediate triumph three days prior, it was only too obvious that the sense of glee was yet to fade by even a fraction. Clonduff were full value for their win over Kilkenny side James Stephen at Croke Park last Saturday […]

CATHERINE MCGOURTY: Fingers crossed for the Ulster teams

2019 WAS the last time two Ulster teams battled it out for All Ireland Club honours in Croke Park when Sleacht Néill and Clonduff both came out victorious in the Senior and Intermediate club finals. This weekend Clonduff will again compete for the All-Ireland Intermediate title, with their opponents James Stephens from Kilkenny. With three […]

Carr going strong as Clonduff bid for All-Ireland glory

By Niall Gartland STILL going strong – Fionnuala Carr, who has represented her club Clonduff with distinction for two decades, certainly isn’t hanging around for the sake of it. She was simply immense in the centre-half back position as they claimed an All-Ireland semi-final win against Clanmaurice after extra-time last weekend, and the former Down […]