Warrenpoint aiming to maintain Division One status

By Shaun Casey DESPITE sitting fourth in the Division One league table with six games left to play, Warrenpoint still aren’t mathematically safe from relegation and achieving that remains their main focus, says manager John Boyle. Having won six of their 12 league outings, and drawn another, Warrenpoint sit on 13 points, seven behind league leaders […]

Boyle staying with Warrenpoint

By Shaun Casey JOHN Boyle will remain in charge of Warrenpoint for the upcoming campaign having performed a player-manager role last season. Warrenpoint’s season ended in disappointment as they failed to reach the last eight of the championship, losing to Mayobridge in round three. The Point have reached two county finals in recent years, 2022 […]

IN FOCUS: Ryan McAleenan’s road to recovery

Ryan McAleenan hoped to pull on the Down jersey again but he suffered a career-ending injury and it undoubtedly took a mental toll on the Warrenpoint defender By Shaun Casey RYAN McAleenan can still remember the feeling. The crushing collapse of his world caving below his feet. His career was over. Playing football, his driving […]

Boyle’s balancing act

Gary Boyle is juggling his role as Newry City manager with lending a hand to Warrenpoint’s Gaelic footballers, Shaun Casey reports… THE Down club championship gets up and running this weekend and for Warrenpoint native Gary Boyle, life couldn’t be much busier at the moment. Boyle took over as Newry City boss when Darren Mullen […]

Kilcoo’s dominance set for stiff examination

By Niall McCoy MORE of the same or is someone ready to really challenge Kilcoo’s superiority? The league season would suggest that it may be the latter. The black and white ribbons on the Frank O’Hare Cup are getting frayed by this stage given how regularly they adorn the trophy. For the record, the Magpies […]

A four-way title race in Down

BY KIERAN LYNCH WHILST Tuesday night’s draw threw up some interesting pairings in the Down Senior Championship, there is still a lot to play for in the league, with Loughinisland and Carryduff neck and neck at the top, through 11 games in Division One. There are still seven games to go in Down and a lot […]

Fresh start for Down’s new faces

A COUPLE of days can make such a difference. On Sunday, October 16, Donagh McAleenan and Conor Laverty went to war as their two tribes, Warrenpoint and Kilcoo, battled it out for the Frank O’Hare Cup. Kilcoo, the Down kingpins, claimed their tenth county title in 11 years while the ‘Point left Páirc Esler empty handed, […]

Poland takes over at Warrenpoint

FORMER Down star Mark Poland has been appointed as the new Warrenpoint senior football manager. Poland, who was involved under outgoing manager Shane Mulholland, take over ahead of the 2023 season. His management team will comprise of Gary Boyle, Conor Gilmore, Ryan McAleenan, Daniel Bird  and Sean O’Hare. Warrenpoint haven’t won the Down senior championship […]

Glass hoping for improved Na Magha performance on the Ulster scene

By Michael McMullan THEY may have entered the Ulster scene through the back door, but midfielder Bliadhan Glass insists Na Magha have fully bought into their build-up to Sunday’s meeting with Warrenpoint. Na Magha lost out to Lavey in the Derry junior final but weren’t graded as a junior team with Na Magha taking their […]

Kilcoo chasing more glory in final

By Kieran Lynch KILCOO are in search of more history this weekend as they take on Warrenpoint with the opportunity to win a tenth Down title in 11 years. The reigning All-Ireland champions have been a juggernaut within their own county for more than a decade now, but that is not to say that it […]