Goals win games and Paddy Tally knew the timing of Down's two late majors on Saturday night could be massive in terms of their promotion hopes from Division Three.
This game was watched by a crowd of 1,658 at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.
We probably didn’t think it could come to this, writes Declan Bogue.
Two rounds into the Allianz Football League, it already appears that points might not be sufficient to decide which teams from Divisions 2 and 3 are consigned to the second-tier championship this summer.
Paddy Tally didn't want to mention the elephant in the room but after winning a game that could have massive consequences for Down's summer, he could let his guard down.
John Fogarty and Eoghan Cormican preview the weekend's GAA fixtures.
A battling 14-man Tipperary were fully deserving of a share of the spoils with Down in their opening game of the Allianz Football League Division 3 at Clonmel Sportsfield.
John Fogarty previews Division 3 of the Allianz Football League.
It took a mere 11 minutes of the 2020 inter-county season to throw up the first controversial incident of the new playing rules.
Down selector Benny Coulter has urged his county’s delegates to Central Council to vote down both proposals to reform the All-Ireland football Championship with two tiers of competition.
In the typical nature of Mayo championship games, there was enough in their five-point win over Down on Saturday night for Mayo manager James Horan to get his teeth into when the post-match analysis starts in earnest.
Mayo got their hunt for a Super 8's place back on track after that messy Roscommon defeat in Connacht, with a typically nerve-shredding win over Down on Saturday night.
Two-time All-Star Alan Dillon has called on Mayo’s big players to ‘step up and show leadership’ in next Saturday night’s All-Ireland SFC Qualifier against Down in Newry.
Talk all you like about defensive systems and structures and so on, but when it comes down to it, nothing beats thumping the ball into the square for a big man.
Kieran McGeeney savoured his first Ulster Championship victory in five seasons as Armagh manager as a manic quarter-final tie was settled in dramatic fashion in extra-time.
Ailing attendances, the strong getting stronger and the weak getting weaker, the Ulster championship finds itself at a crossroads.
It must have felt like Brexit had come early for Down — and boy was it a hard one.
Paddy Deegan has watched enough football in his life, going back to his sons’ first steps on the Downpatrick pitch, to seeing them win
Down have moved top of Division 3 of the Allianz Football League, while Derry guaranteed promotion from Division 4, as they continued maintained their winning ways, with an away victory over Limerick.
There’s part of Shane Walsh that believes Galway were possibly spared last year because they faced Dublin in an All-Ireland semi-final and not the final.
Mickey Graham’s busy end to 2018 finished with a win in his first day at the office as Cavan manager, Conor Madden’s point deep into injury-time snatching a 0-13 to 1-9 McKenna Cup victory over Down.
New Down manager Paddy Tally says working with the Galway footballers this year gave him a new appreciation of the game and gave him the ambition to become an inter-county manager.
Down legend Mickey Linden believes coaches and managers are duty-bound to ensure their players don’t get involved in on-field violence.
Mattie Donnelly knew what some were saying. And he knew why.
Galway football coach Paddy Tally to set to be named Down manager next week.
Galway manager Kevin Walsh will pass on the opportunity to rest his marquee players for Saturday’s visit of Monaghan, according to former Farney forward Tommy Freeman.
It was supposed to be a festival of football, a celebration of our game played out amongst the best teams the competition has to offer in one of the finest stadiums in the world.
Peter Canavan believes Jim Gavin has had to concede an element of control for the first time as Dublin manager, due to the ongoing uncertainty over whether Diarmuid Connolly will play a role for the county this summer.
We got our first taste of real summer over the weekend, both with a brief spell of fine weather at home, as well as a blistering start to the football championship in a different country.
Galway football captain Damien Comer has credited Paddy Tally with bringing greater directness to the county’s attacking play.
Eight years on since Danny Hughes claimed an All-Star in Down’s improbable and glorious run to an All-Ireland final against Cork, he is still angry with football.
John Divilly on the takeaways from the opening weekend of league action.
Sigerson Cup Final
UCC were given every chance to bring this Sigerson Cup semi-final to extra-time. They squandered the lot and so St Mary’s will contest their first decider in 24 years this afternoon.
Sigerson Cup - St Mary’s 2-14 DCU-Dóchas Éireann 2-13 (AET): St Mary’s manager Paddy Tally praised his side after their dramatic upset in beating hosts and favourites DCU-Dóchas Éireann.
St Mary’s 1-11 Dublin IT 2-6 (AET): St Mary’s set up a Belfast derby quarter-final with 2016 Sigerson Cup hosts UUJ as they fought back to beat DIT in extra-time on Garvaghey’s 3G pitch.
Eamonn Kelly has cited travel and other hurling commitments as the reasons for his decision to step down as Kerry manager after two seasons.
St Mary’s College 1-10 NUI Galway 1-7
The battle to become Galway senior hurling manager next season has been cut to a two-horse race between current manager Anthony Cunningham and his former selector and coach Mattie Kenny.
It might not be prioritised, but the National League is on the criteria for picking All Stars.
ALLIANZ FL DIVISION 1 FINAL:
The great thing about the hurling just having finished is that it’ll soon start all over again — sort of.
Brian McIver has come out in favour of the colleges in the row which has engulfed the Power NI McKenna Cup.
These things take time.
Brian McIver has been appointed as Derry senior football manager, it has been confirmed today.
Brian McIver was last night appointed as Derry manager.
The GAA's Higher Education Council have handed Tyrone footballer Sean O'Neill a 12-week suspension for his alleged involvement in incidents at a Sigerson Cup match involving his college St. Mary's University College.
There were disgraceful scenes at the end of a Sigerson Cup match in Galway yesterday after a referee was accosted before a mob of angry players raced to his dressing room and tried to confront him.
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