BY ROYAL APPOINTMENT: The Down v Meath 1991 story

By Kieran Lynch “They try to engineer a score from somewhere, to try and reclaim the prize they last held in 1988. But it’s all over, and Down have won the All-Ireland! They maintain a magnificent record; they have never lost an All-Ireland final… and the fans on Hill 16 are enjoying it enormously.” That […]

Rotation, rotation, rotation

By Shaun Casey IN four Tailteann Cup games, Conor Laverty has given game time to 34 different players as the Mourne men prepare for a quarter-final clash with the competition favourites Cavan. That’s a huge chunk of Laverty’s 42-man panel, with the likes of star forwards Barry O’Hagan and Jerome Johnston on the sideline through […]

Down hoping for double delight in Thurles says Carr

By Shaun Casey CONOR Laverty’s first competitive outing as Down manager, after the pre-season competition of the McKenna Cup, was a long trip south to Tipperary. This weekend, the Mourne men will make the same journey in round two of the Tailteann Cup. Down will be hoping for a similar result as goals from Pat […]

STEVEN POACHER – The new Down way

DOWN teams have always historically been associated with a certain type of football: fast ball, kick-passing, good scoring forwards, playing on the front foot – some people would describe it as swashbuckling. The rise of Down started with their 1960 All-Ireland football win, Down had a level of team-play never seen before at Croke Park, with even […]

Our Games with Ross Carr

Name Ross Carr. Teams played for Club – Clonduff. Advertisement County – Down. Province – Ulster. School – St Colmans College, Newry amd Newry Technical College.   Current involvement Coaching Ardoyne Kickhams senior team in Antrim.   Which Club game, that you played in, will you never forget and why? 2000 county final – we won the […]