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(...)

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(...)

Ciarán Cafferkey keeps possession for Roscommon despite the attentions of Down’s Danny Savage during the Division Two match at Páirc Esler. Photograph: Inpho.

DOWN 1-11 ROSCOMMON 1-15 Roscommon’s bench ensured they left Páirc Esler on Saturday night with a valuable away victory which boosts their (...)

 Ireland captain Michael Murphy and manager Paul Earley at the squad announcement this morning.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan / Inpho

Ireland International Rules manager Paul Earley has named his 25-man panel for next month’s one-game test against Australia in Perth.Donegal’s Michae(...)

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(...)

Armagh’s Robbie Tasker is tackled by Down’s Niall Madine during their Allianz Football League Division Two match played in atrocious conditions at the Athletic Grounds, Co Armagh. Photograph: Inpho

Down 2-7 Armagh 2-5 Two goals from Mark Poland, his second coming in the second minute of injury-time, snatched the points for Down in the Athletic Gr(...)

Midfielder Seán Cavanagh returns to the Tyrone fold and will be a substitute for Sunday’s NFL visit of Mayo. Photogtaph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Mickey Harte has made five changes to the Tyrone team, who drew with Derry on the first day of the season for Sunday’s Division One match with All-Ire(...)

Ireland manager Paul Earley

No representatives from counties such as Kerry, Down, or indeed Cavan, hosts for the first Test, and no more than eight survivors from the last Int(...)

Zach Tuohy of the Carlton Blues is the only AFL player named in the Ireland panel for the upcoming series against Australia. Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

Ireland International Rules manager Paul Earley has named a 29-strong training panel for the two Tests against Australia, with Donegal’s Michael Murph(...)