Down express disappointment at Kilcoo referee objection

THE Down County Board have released an official statement addressing the controversy surrounding Kilcoo’s objection to the appointment of Paul Falloon as referee for yesterday’s Down Senior Championship final. The Magpies won that game with a very impressive victory over rivals Burren, but the match itself was arguably overshadowed by the events over the weekend, […]

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 […]

Band of brothers – Rostrevor’s men of ’98

It’s 25 years since Rostrevor got their hands on the Frank O’Hare Cup. Conor Daly was part of their winning team and he spoke with Michael McMullan about their path to glory THERE were many pieces that made up the Rostrevor’s championship winning jigsaw of 1998, but Michael Daly and Vincent Murphy were two of […]

Boyle’s balancing act

Gary Boyle is juggling his role as Newry City manager with lending a hand to Warrenpoint’s Gaelic footballers, Shaun Casey reports… THE Down club championship gets up and running this weekend and for Warrenpoint native Gary Boyle, life couldn’t be much busier at the moment. Boyle took over as Newry City boss when Darren Mullen […]

PREVIEWS: Down Senior, Intermediate and Junior Football finals

DOWN SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL WARRENPOINT V KILCOO Sunday, Park Esler, 4pm WARRENPOINT are the last team to beat Kilcoo in the Down championship but that was two years ago and Kilcoo are now the All-Ireland champions and will take some beating. Even then, the Magpies exacted their revenge through the backdoor system and went on […]

DOWN PREVIEWS: Huge semi-final weekend across the championship grades

DOWN SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI FINALS WARRENPOINT V LOUGHINISLAND Sunday, Pairc Esler, 3pm LOUGHINISLAND surprisingly won the last time this two teams met, just three weeks ago and will be out to repeat that performance, Warrenpoint are sure to carry in a lot of motivation and that could see them through. Advertisement Verdict: Warrenpoint   […]

Down Club Championships get underway

DOWN SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND ONE GLENN V BREDAGH Thursday, Liatroim, 7pm BREDAGH secured promotion to the top flight for the first time since 1976, a boost that should help overturn a Glenn team that beat them in the league. Advertisement Verdict: Bredagh   LOUGHINISLAND V CASTLEWELLAN Thursday, Darragh Cross, 7pm CHAMPIONSHIP is always a […]

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 […]