Cork’s Mark Collins (l) is tackled by Down’s Peter Turley Photograph: Inpho/Ken Sutton

Cork 0-12 Down 0-7 Cork condemned Down to an immediate return to Division Two next season following a drab tie in demanding conditions at Pairc Ui Ri(...)

Down’s Joe Murphy attempts to block  Dublin’s Kevin McManamon during the Allianz Football League Division One game at  Páirc Esler in Newry. Photograph:   William Cherry/Inpho/Presseye

Down 1-7 Dublin 1-15 Nothing can stop them now, Dublin making it five wins from five and already reserving their place on the knock-out stage. In thi(...)

Down’s Mark Poland is well surrounded by Donegal players during the Allianz National League Division One game in Newry. Photograph: Matt Mackey/Inpho/Presseye

Down 0-7 Donegal 3-15 Shellshocked Down were given a reality check by Donegal in Páirc Esler, with the visitors running in three second-half goals to(...)

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(...)

Down’s Donal O’Harewho looks to be fit again,  battles against Derry’s Dermot McBride and Sean Leo McGoldrick during the Ulster quarter-finalat  Celtic Park, Derry. Photograph: Inpho

Malachy Clerkin The most potent 15 minutes of Wexford’s year – and of David Power’s time in charge – came after half-time in their Leinster Championsh(...)

Caolan Mooney of Down claims the ball ahead of Roscommon’s  Neil Collins during the Allianz Football League division two final at Croke Park. Photo:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Roscommon 1-17 Down 0-15It’s arguably the second biggest football match so far this year, and Roscommon have come out on top. And then celebrated it w(...)

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(...)

Down’s Donal O’Hare: “It’s just a thing that has been going around the county, that people haven’t wanted to play. But the 30 people who are there at the minute opted to play for the county and I think there is no better feeling in the world than wearing your county colours.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Few football teams have both reinvented and rediscovered themselves this season better than Down. Win or lose the Division Two final against Roscommo(...)

Donal O’Hare: found net after flowing move

Down 1-9 Cavan 0-8 A brilliantly-engineered goal just after the hour mark left Cavan nursing their first league defeat of the season. In front of 2,4(...)

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(...)