Strong defence and super subs can help Down claim title

By Kieran Lynch WITH the All-Ireland Junior Championship final just days away, Down co-manager Peter Lynch says that his team are in good shape before the biggest game of the year. The Mourne Ladies take on Limerick, with the hope of making a speedy return to Intermediate grade, having been relegated last season. Lynch and his co-manager […]

Positive vibes for Doherty ahead of Croke Park date

By Kieran Lynch DOWN captain Meghan Doherty believes that the team’s win over Carlow in the All-Ireland Junior Championship semi-final has shown that they have more than one way of winning games. The Mourne Ladies have enjoyed playing on the front foot this season, but against Carlow it was a dogged defensive display – and […]

Lynch hails vita Swail goal as Down book Croke Park spot

By John Fallon A GOAL from Orla Swail saw Down edge out Carlow (1-9 to 0-8) an book their All-Ireland junior final spot against Limeick. Limerick defeated Fermanagh by 0-10 to 1-6, while Down secured their place in the final thanks to Swail’s late goal. Down led by 0-6 to 0-4 at the break and […]

Down ladies embracing the “privilege”

By Shaun Casey THE Down Ladies are embracing the “privilege” of pulling on the red and black jersey and representing their county. Joint-manager Caoibhe Sloan suggests that the Mourne ladies are enjoying the journey that has led them to the All-Ireland Junior semi-final. “There’s definitely that wee bit of added weight, much like the Ulster […]

Lynch’s ladies braced for Limerick test

By Shaun Casey DOWN not only face a top of the table tussle with Limerick on Sunday afternoon, but they are also competing against the bustling crowd that will descend on the Treaty County for a Dermot Kennedy concert this weekend. The trip south is too long and strenuous to make in one day, but […]

Ulster pair primed for last eight clash

By Shaun Casey THERE will be at least one Ulster side in the last four of the All-Ireland Intermediate Championship as Antrim and Monaghan collide on Sunday for a spot in the semi-finals. This time last year, the two counties were two competitions apart, but this season, they’ll go head-to-head in the knockout stages of […]

Down ladies trying to strike the right balance says Sloan

By Shaun Casey FINALS don’t come along every year, and Down are trying to strike the balance between enjoying the occasion and focusing on the task at hand says joint manager Caoibhe Sloan. The Mourne ladies face Fermanagh, who they drew with earlier in the competition, and are looking forward to competing in the Ulster […]

Ulster series hots up

DONEGAL can put their disastrous league campaign behind them and book a spot in the Ulster Ladies SFC when they host Armagh on Sunday. Maxi Curran’s side were completely out of their depth in Division One, losing all seven games and ending up with a scoring difference of -71. Yet they still dug in well […]