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(...)

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 Kevin McKernan gets his shot away despite the efforts of  Kildare’s Shane Connolly at Páirc Esler. Photo: William Cherry/Presseye/Inpho

Kildare 1-18 Down 0-11 A team with an identity crisis is one that will always leave you scratching your head. Which is the real Kildare? Yesterday’s (...)

Tyrone goalkeeper Niall Morgan takes to the line after receiving a black card in last week’s drawn Ulster senior football Championship preliminary round game against Down at Healy Park. Photograph: Inpho.Omagh, Tyrone 18/5/2014Tyrone vs DownTyrone’s Niall MorganMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Presseye/Russell Pritchard

Both teams would have been disappointed with last week’s outcome. Down manager James McCartan understandably said that he’d have taken a draw at ha(...)

Down manager James McCartan: “I’ll have no problem getting the boys motivated for next Saturday night.” Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Rare is the draw that someone doesn’t walk away from happy. Or at the very least relieved to be given another chance. Yet here was a game where 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(...)