Rooney maps out Down’s next steps

By Michael McMullan MICÉAL Rooney is all too aware of how the wheels began to fall off the Down promotion bandwagon last season. While the main focus is getting back to Division Two and putting Down “back on the map” the short term is all about winning games. In the world of promotion, the next […]

Rooney eyeing up Ulster run

By Shaun Casey KILCOO are a permanent fixture in the Ulster Club Championship at this stage, but the competition still excites them according to roaming wing-back Miceal Rooney. Rooney, who was a member of Conor Laverty’s Down squad this season as they reached the Tailteann Cup final, bagged 1-1 in the county final victory over Burren […]

Cavan and Down name teams for Tailteann Cup clash

CAVAN and Down have named their teams for Saturday’s Tailteann Cup quarter-final at Kingspan Breffni. Kilcoo forward Ryan Johnston returns to Down’s starting line-up having missed their last game, a deserved victory over Longford, through injury. Another Kilcoo man, Miceal Rooney, has also been recalled to the starting 15, while Patrick Branagan is set to […]

Who will be the 2022 All-Star footballer of the year?

THERE have been some very worthy winners indeed of our coveted Footballer of the Year award since the Gaelic Life Club All Stars kicked into gear. Last year it was Kilcoo star Miceal Rooney who took the honours, a man who will always be associated with his Hand of God moment in the All-Ireland final […]

Kilcoo’s comfort comes from years of practice

By Michael McMullan A LOOK at Kilcoo’s starting team from their win over Enniskillen. From the games they’ve played across the Down and Ulster championship, scores are dripping across every line. Niall Kane’s four points all came from placed balls. Every bother person has scored from play. Eugene Branagan didn’t start, but add in his […]