Down’s Kevin McKernan collides with   Syl Byrne of Wexford during the  All-Ireland SFC Round 1B Qualifier at  Wexford Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Wexford 2-16 Down 2-11 Wexford produced an impressive display to end Down’s championship hopes in an excellent round one qualifier at Wexford(...)

Derry’s Sean Leo McGoldrick and Down’s Damien Turley tussle for the ball. Photo: Lorcan Doherty/INPHO

Derry 0-12 Down 0-11 Derry football put itself back on the map. Just. They got lost trying to find their way out of Celtic Park and nearly lost the g(...)

Down’s Kevin McKernan is likely to play a sweeping role to provide cover for the defence given the quality of the opposition attack. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

This has been the most topsy-turvy division in the league with just two points separating the top four and the county that led in the early stages, We(...)

Burren’s Jamie McGovern and Kevin McKernan take on  Kilcoo’s Conor LavertyDown during the senior football club final at Páirc Esler, Co Down. Photoghraph: Inpho

Kilcoo 4-12 Burren 2-7 Kilcoo secured a comprehensive victory over Burren in Páirc Esler yesterday. The work was done in a prolific eight-minute spe(...)

Seán Collins with his brother Podge will be aiming to defeat Crusheen to  win the Clare hurling title. Photograph: Inpho

Sunday Down SFC final Burren v Kilcoo, Páirc Esler, 4.0 – A repeat of last year’s final sees new Down manager Jim McCorry in charge as Kilcoo attempt (...)

Down’s Niall Madine scores a goal against Leitrim during their All-Ireland senior championship qualifier ayt Páirc Esler, Newry, Co Down. Photograph: Inpho

Down 4-18 Leitrim 0-9 There was never even a hint of a shock at Páirc Esler in Newry yesterday as Down stamped their class from the outset on anothe(...)

Aggression and attitude: Down’s Conor Laverty fends off Tyrone’s Sean Cavanagh during their drawn Ulster quarter-final at Celtic 	Park, Derry. Photograph: Inpho

Tyrone v Down, Down v Tyrone. Two games in six days, both of them tense and physical and hard-fought all the way. Real Ulster Championship stuff, m(...)

Tyrone’s Peter Harte and Conor Maginn of Down battle for possession during the Ulster SFC preliminary round replay at Páirc Esler in Newry. Photograph:   Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Tyrone 3-11 Down 0-12: Second chances are meant to be grabbed with both hands and Tyrone certainly made sure of that in Newry on Saturday night as the(...)

Down’s Aidan Carr scores a penalty past Tyrone goalkeeper Michael O’Neill. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

If, as we assume, the Ulster Championship is the whole kit and caboodle when it comes to what the football summer has to offer this side of July, it’s(...)

Crossmaglen’s Stephen Kernan elbows Kilcoo’s Conor Laverty and gets sent off for the challenge in the sides’ Ulster club SFC quarter-final replay. Photograph:  Jonathan Porter/Inpho/Presseye

Kilcoo 3-10 Crossmaglen 1-8: It took 160 minutes to separate them, and two goals in the first-half of extra-time helped Kilcoo finally defeat club gia(...)