Down ladies have picked up a head of steam


By Niall Gartland DOWN ladies have built up a head of steam as they bid to reach the All-Ireland Intermediate final for the first time since winning the competition outright in 2014. The Mourne girls endured an indifferent start to the season, losing their opening two league games, but since then they have embarked on […]


Ulster sides chasing perfect start in ladies championships


By Niall McCoy DOWN’S season has been a superb one to date with promotion from Division Three and an Ulster Intermediate title bagged, and they’ll be hoping to carry that form into the All-Ireland series as they travel to Redhills on Sunday for their Intermediate opener against Cavan. Caoibhe Sloan and Peter Lynch’s side are […]


Joint-manager Lynch delighted with Down’s battling qualities


By Shaun Casey DOWN survived a stunning second-half comeback from Monaghan to collect the Ulster Intermediate Championship title, to follow up on their Junior Ulster and All-Ireland success of last season. A Laoise Duffy goal at the start of the second period gave the Mourne ladies a ten-point lead, but Monaghan clawed their way back into […]


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 […]


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 […]