Paddy Deegan has watched enough football in his life, going back to his sons’ first steps on the Downpatrick pitch, to seeing them win
Fri, 22 Mar, 2019
Dublin’s All-Ireland winning captain Stephen Cluxton took the opportunity in his acceptance speech to address claims the county are buttressed by their financial clout and 1.5 million population.
Mon, 03 Sep, 2018
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.
Sat, 03 Feb, 2018
The 428-mile round trip from Newry to Ennis doesn’t begin to do justice to the journey the Down footballers have been on these last two years.
Sat, 24 Jun, 2017
Throw all the statistics you want at Benny Coulter — you won’t change his mind that teams will revert to type including Tyrone on Sunday.
Wed, 14 May, 2014
All fixtures are tomorrow unless stated
Sat, 28 Sep, 2013
The sun was shining, the pitch was in pristine shape, and conditions were perfect for Championship football — yet an unmistakable air of melancholy hung around Celtic Park on Sunday.
Thu, 06 Jun, 2013
Ambrose Rogers, Conor Laverty and Championship debutant Niall Madine has been named in the Down team for Sunday's Ulster SFC quarter-final against Derry at Celtic Park (throw-in 2pm).
Fri, 31 May, 2013
Cavan 1-12 Down 0-06
Thu, 04 Apr, 2013
Down 1-17 Cork 3-12
Mon, 04 Mar, 2013
Donegal 0-12 Down 0-7
Mon, 11 Feb, 2013
There will be players tasting Allianz League action for the first time on both sides when Down host Ulster rivals Tyrone in Newry tomorrow night (throw-in 7pm).
Fri, 01 Feb, 2013
When a team concedes 3-18 in a senior inter-county Gaelic football match at this stage of the season, questions have to be asked.
Mon, 06 Aug, 2012
1. Big statement from the eventual winner
Sat, 04 Aug, 2012
DOWN may have made history on Saturday, but manager James McCartan still believes the sooner the dreaded six-day turnaround is put out to grass the better – and fairer – it will be for losing provincial finalists.
Mon, 30 Jul, 2012
All week they have been watched suspiciously.
Fri, 27 Jul, 2012
Jim McGuinness reckons history will treat these Donegal players kindly now.
Mon, 23 Jul, 2012
Donegal 2-18 Down 0-13
Sun, 22 Jul, 2012
Putting together previews, the considerations are form, class, home advantage (if any) and team news.
Sat, 21 Jul, 2012
James McCartan joked that he had a taxi ordered and the engine was running.
Mon, 25 Jun, 2012
Benny Coulter has vowed to play through the pain barrier in order to fulfil his dream of winning an Ulster SFC title.
Tue, 05 Jun, 2012
The outcome of a poor game was effectively decided in the ninth minute when Daryl Keenan was given a straight red card, which ended Fermanagh’s hopes of pulling off an Ulster championship shock yesterday.
Mon, 04 Jun, 2012
Danny Hughes is confident that Down are serious contenders for the Ulster SFC title this summer, but knows not to underestimate the challenge Fermanagh will pose in their quarter-final clash on Sunday, June 3.
Wed, 23 May, 2012
Influential midfielder Ambrose Rogers has been chosen as captain of the Down senior footballers for the 2012 Championship.
Thu, 17 May, 2012
Benny Coulter will miss Down's Ulster SFC opener against Fermanagh on June 3 after sustaining a broken ankle on Monday night.
Wed, 02 May, 2012
Benny Coulter has been ruled out of Down’s championship campaign after suffering a suspected broken ankle on Monday night.
The run of double-digit defeats came to an end but there was still that familiar chasm on the scoreboard between Cork and Down at the final whistle in Croke Park yesterday.
Mon, 16 Apr, 2012
A productive week for Cork football then.
Sat, 14 Apr, 2012
Down’s Greg McCartan feels his county’s recent poor run of results against Cork is largely down to their players being dwarfed by Conor Counihan’s totemic side.
Thu, 12 Apr, 2012
Larry Tompkins has criticised the new Division 1 structure which sees semi-finals take place in Croke Park this weekend.
Wed, 11 Apr, 2012
Laois 0-10 Down 2-11, Portlaoise
Sun, 08 Apr, 2012
After a nightmare week for Armagh, there was more than a touch of irony about Ciarán McKeever’s late heroics which helped the Orchard county snatch a precious league victory on Saturday night.
Mon, 26 Mar, 2012
Armagh 1-14 Down 0-16
Sat, 24 Mar, 2012
Pat Gilroy pointed to a lack of intensity as the reason why Dublin slipped to a second Allianz League defeat yesterday.
Mon, 19 Mar, 2012
Down 0-15 Dublin 1-10
Sun, 18 Mar, 2012
A game that began with Mayo as overwhelming favourites to maintain their unbeaten record ended with Down tearing up the form book and the referee being escorted from the field by local stewards.
Mon, 12 Mar, 2012
Mayo 0-11 Down 1-13
Sun, 11 Mar, 2012
Down 0-08 Kerry 0-14
Sun, 04 Mar, 2012
The 2012 M Donnelly-sponsored Interprovincial Football and Hurling Championship was launched today by GAA President Christy Cooney at Croke Park.
Wed, 15 Feb, 2012
The margin separating the teams when they clashed in the 2010 All-Ireland final was wafer-thin but since then the chasm between the footballers of Cork and Down has increased substantially.
Mon, 13 Feb, 2012
SEÁN CAVANAGH has warned that the 2012 football season could be ugly and believes the GAA will have to combat the growing physicality and defensiveness of the game when more teams follow the lead of sides like Dublin and Donegal.
Wed, 25 Jan, 2012
A provisional 31-man training panel for the International Rules series tour of Australia has been announced today.
Wed, 05 Oct, 2011
ALL STAR Down forward Danny Hughes has questioned Cork’s ability to put back-to-back All-Ireland titles together and predicted that Kerry will ultimately reign supreme this year.
Wed, 27 Jul, 2011
Down manager James McCartan said that his side were on the end of 'a footballing lesson' at times during yesterday's All-Ireland qualifier loss to Cork.
Sun, 24 Jul, 2011
Cork 2-20 Down 0-14
Sat, 23 Jul, 2011
Down are set to field an unchanged team when they clash with Cork in tomorrow's All-Ireland SFC fourth round qualifier at Croke Park (throw-in 6pm).
Fri, 22 Jul, 2011
James McCartan has acknowledged that the manner of last year's All-Ireland SFC final defeat will provide motivation for Saturday's rematch with Cork.
Thu, 21 Jul, 2011
Down 3-13 Antrim 0-10
Sat, 16 Jul, 2011
Gerard McCartan and Caolan Mooney will start for Down in their All-Ireland SFC third round qualifier against Antrim at Casement Park (throw-in 7pm).
Fri, 15 Jul, 2011
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