Ulster players named in teams of the year

DOWN and Antrim have been represented on the  TG4 Junior and Intermediate Championships’ teams of the year. All-Ireland junior champions Down have seven players on the team with three Antrim players list in the intermediate selection. These selections honour outstanding individual displays throughout the 2023 TG4 All-Ireland Championships in the Junior and Intermediate grades – […]

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 […]

All-Ireland glory for Down at Croke Park

TG4 All-Ireland Junior Football Championship Down 1-7 Limerick 0-8 By Daire Walsh Advertisement A 43rd-minute goal from substitute Orla Swail was crucial at Croke Park as Down secured their second TG4 All-Ireland Junior Football Championship crown at the expense of Limerick. Previous winners of the competition in 2000, the Ulster side have sealed an automatic […]

Strong defence and super subs can help Down claim title

By Kieran Lynch WITH the All-Ireland Junior Championship final just days away, Down co-manager Peter Lynch says that his team are in good shape before the biggest game of the year. The Mourne Ladies take on Limerick, with the hope of making a speedy return to Intermediate grade, having been relegated last season. Lynch and his co-manager […]

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 […]

Mourne Ladies fully focused on All-Ireland challenge

By Michael McMullan DOWN ladies have parked their Ulster title with the focus now firmly on the All-Ireland series that continues with the visit of Kilkenny on Sunday (Páirc Esler 2pm). Like all camogie and ladies football teams, Down will be fulfilling the rest of the season ‘under protest’ as they urge all three associations to come […]