Brian McIver: “We have never won an Ulster club title so we can’t put that pressure on ourselves.” Photograph: Andrew Paton/Presseye/InphoPaton

“I don’t do pressure. It is the players who have the responsibility,” says Paul McIver with such low-key candour that you know he isn’t trying to conv(...)

Eamonn Burns was ratified as new Down senior manager at a meeting of the county committe. Photograph: Inpho.

Eamonn Burns is the new Down football manager. At a meeting of the county commitee on Thursday night he was, as expected, ratified as successor to Jim(...)

Jim McCorry, who has stepped down as the manager of Down. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Down football manager Jim McCorry has stepped down after just one year in charge of the county’s footballers. A statement from the county board last(...)

 Roscommon manager John Evans: “There were a few harsh words at half-time.” Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

For a man who had tamely lost a Division Two final, and harshly lost one of his key players, Jim McCorry was a picture of calmness. Instead, the only(...)

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(...)

Allianz Football League Division 2, Pairc Esler, Co. Down 8/3/2015Down vs Galway Down manager Jim McCorryMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Presseye/Russell Pritchard

Down 2-17 Westmeath 0-10 Down remain at the top of Division Two following an impressive victory over Westmeath at Cusack Park, Mullingar. The Ulster s(...)

Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor make his first start of the year as his side face Monaghan at MacHale Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

SATURDAY Division One Tyrone v Derry, Healy Park, 7.0, Live Setanta Ireland  It’s been going from bad to worse for Derry and manage(...)

Dublin’s Kevin McManamon and Odhran Mac Niallais of Donegal will renew battle at Croke Park in their Allianz League Division One clash. Photograph: Inpho

Saturday Allianz League Division One Dublin v Donegal, Croke Park, 7.0 – As well as marking a renewal of last August’s memorable All-Ireland semi-fi(...)

Terry Hyland stands behind his Cavan team before their All-Ireland quarter-final match against Kerry in 2013. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When Terry Hyland drove from work to training on Wednesday evening, the conditions couldn’t have been worse. It had rained steadily across mid-Ulster (...)

Benny Coulter has ended his Down inter-county career after 15 seasons. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

The list of high-profile inter-county retirements continues, with veteran Down footballer Benny Coulter calling time on his 15-year career. Although h(...)