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(...)

Donegal’s Leo McLoone (left) and  Mark Poland of Down are ready to do battle again in Sunday’s Ulster senior football championship semi-final at Breffni Park. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Those of us fortunate to have attended last year’s Ulster football final were treated to one of the standout moments of the championship.Having held D(...)

Former Down manager Pete McGrath: “We have to ensure there’s not a repeat of this lost or semi-lost generation.” Photograph: David Maher/Sportsfile

For much of the past 50 years Down were the instinctive choice of most people – especially outside of the province – as the Ulster county most likely(...)

Down’s Mark Poland in action against Monaghan’s Kieran Hughes. “Conceding 1-15 is not going to do against Donegal.” Photograph: Inpho.

Donegal loom over all of Ulster football now, unmovable and unpromising as the cemetery that looked down upon Down and Derry in Celtic Park on Sunday.(...)