Derry school launches transformative GAA project

ST Columb’s College Derry has launched a transformative five-year plan, in partnership with Braidwater, that not only seeks to promote participation and performance in Gaelic Games, but also aims to establish the Derry school as a key hub for GAA development in the city and the wider region. The initiative includes the appointment of a […]

Race begins to appoint Burns’ successor

By Niall Gartland A NUMBER of candidates are already emerging as contenders for the vacant Down senior manager position following the resignation of Eamonn Burns earlier this week. The Bryansford man served his notice after Down’s Round Two qualifier defeat to Cavan less than a fortnight ago, a match which they lost despite having played […]

Hughes: Down must find their identity

FORMER Down attacker Danny Hughes has called on the Mourne county to use their last three league games to establish a clearly defined style of play that they can carry into the championship season. While the points are crucial in Saturday’s trip to Cavan given that they are flirting with relegation, Hughes said that he […]

Burns living in the here and now

DOWN boss Eamonn Burns says he won’t be harping back to his own playing days in the lead up to Sunday’s Ulster final bout with Tyrone. With the odds stacked against him, Burns has guided his side to victories over Armagh and Monaghan to set up a repeat of the ’94 final against Tyrone, a […]

Blaney – Eamonn has been through the mill

PLAYMAKING icon Greg Blaney is delighted that his former team-mate Eamonn Burns has brushed off his detractors to guide Down to next Sunday’s Ulster final clash against Tyrone. Blaney and Burns starred in the legendary Down teams that won All-Ireland titles in 1991 and 1994, but the sleeping giant of Ulster football hasn’t won a […]

Burns unaffected by media criticism

DOWN manager Eamonn Burns claims that he has been unmoved by the slings and arrows which have been fired in his direction during the past two seasons. Speaking ahead of their eagerly awaited Ulster Championship quarter-final clash with Armagh on Sunday, Burns says that he has closed his ears to the avalanche of criticism that […]