GList: An Orchard dominated rivalry

Down may be well ahead when it comes to the Sam Maguire roll of honour, but Armagh have won seven of the last 10 championship meetings against their neighbours… By Niall McCoy 2023 Armagh 4-10 Down 0-12 Advertisement DOWN fans arrived at a rain-sodden Clones full of expectation after an impressive win over Donegal, but […]

Down unchanged for Royal rumble

By Shaun Casey Conor Laverty has named the same starting 15 for tomorrow’s Tailteann Cup final from the side that hammered Laois in the semi-final. Hattrick hero from that day, Liam Kerr starts at centre half forward while Down top scorer Pat Havern is once again the target man on the edge of the square. […]

Building on a great tradition

By Shaun Casey IT’S a wet and dreary Tuesday evening, but even the drizzling rain can’t dampen the soaring spirits around Páirc Esler. Ahead of the Tailteann Cup final showdown with Meath and a return to the theatre of dreams that is Croke Park, Down are holding an opening training session where fans of all […]

Johnston good to go for Armagh showdown

By Michael McMullan RYAN Johnston will be ready for action when Down take on rivals Armagh on Sunday in Clones (4pm) insists assistant manager Marty Clarke. The Kilcoo star kicked 0-3 in a Man of the Match performance against Donegal on Sunday before being replaced after an hour and didn’t look to be moving too […]

Clarke again dismisses AFL recruiting link

By Niall McCoy FORMER Down star Martin Clarke has reiterated his stance that he is not involved in recruiting potential players for Australian Rules teams. The former Collingwood man was speaking on the Load of Balls podcast, hosted by John Fegan, and covered a range of issues from Australia to Down’s 2010 All-Ireland adventure to […]