I WAS going to say last weekend saw the start of the All-Ireland Championship but technically it wasn’t, it was only the start of a very diluted provincial championship which for me could turn the season into a disaster. How we can have knock-out provincials into a group of four where three qualify and then another knockout […]

Cunningham: Down’s togetherness paid off against Armagh

THERE have been no articles pinned to the changing room walls, there have been no roars from Eamonn Burns to ‘prove those pundits wrong’ – for Down goalkeeper Michael Cunningham, the side’s recent progress has simply been the result of a level-headed approach. Yes, one or two players, in public and private, have made it […]