Donnelly: Division Three final remains the Mourne main focus

By Michael McMullan DOWN still have their sights firmly on a place in the league final and a shot at promotion, insists selector Mickey Donnelly. After winning their first three games, the Mourne County host Offaly on Saturday evening at Páirc Esler and Donnelly highlights the importance of winning their home games. Down also have Sligo […]

Down shuffle their pack for Longford clash

By Michael McMullan CONOR Laverty has named Ryan Magill for the first time since their defeat to Cavan back in March for Saturday’s Tailteann Cup meeting with Longford in Páirc Ester on Saturday (7pm). The u-20 captain – coming in for older brother Danny – is one of three changes since last weekend’s defeat to […]

Down embark on All-Ireland mission

All-Ireland U-20 FC semi-final Down v Kildare Saturday, Parnell Park, 7pm (Live on TG4) By Michael McMullan IT was a disappointing day for Down on Sunday in Clones, but their u-20s can kick the county back on track in Saturday’s All-Ireland semi-final. The Ulster champions take on last year’s All-Ireland runners-up Kildare who have seven […]

Down u20s looking forward to Tyrone test

By Shaun Casey IT’S just four weeks since Down and Tyrone crossed paths in the Leo Murphy Cup u-20 Development League and the Red Hands came out on top with two-points to spare. Down coach Darragh O’Hanlon says his side won’t read too much into that game, as everything has been geared towards their championship […]

Down still have plenty to play for

By Shaun Casey DOWN may be out of the promotion race, due to the head-to-head advantage Cavan and Fermanagh hold, but that shouldn’t deter their intentions of finishing off their Division Three campaign off with a win against Offaly. Following their winless 2022 season, the Mourne men have bounced back considerably this season under the […]

Magill braced for another provincial derby

By Shaun Casey THE Ulster derbies are coming thick and fast in Division Three. Fresh off the back of a smash and grab victory over Antrim, Down take on Fermanagh this weekend with the aim of extending their winning streak, while a clash with Cavan is coming down the tracks as well. “You have four […]

Queen’s get Sigerson campaign off to a winning start after late rally

Sigerson Cup Round 1 Queen’s University 1-12 Ulster University 1-11 By Michael McMullan FOUR late points saw Queen’s claw a deserving victory from the jaws of defeat at home to Belfast rivals Ulster University at The Dub on Tuesday night. Advertisement There was a bumper crowd in attendance with over 4,000 viewers tuned into the […]

Ulster University maintain winning run to clinch top spot

Ulster University 0-15 ATU Donegal 0-9 By Michael McMullan THE winning run continued for Ulster University on Wednesday with victory over ATU Donegal to finish top of their Ryan Cup section and earn a home quarter-final. Both teams came into the game in the back of wins against QUB and St Mary’s, but UU settled […]