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(...)

Hawkeye decided a draw would be a fair result at the end of the All-Ireland hurling decider yesterday.

Yesterday’s game was perhaps best summed up afterwards by a tweet from Mark Poland (@polie11).#alpacino #AnyGivenSunday #inches he wasn’t wrong was he(...)

Down’s Kevin McKernan gets his shot away despite the attempted block from  Kildare’s Shane Connolly during the  All-Ireland SFC Round 2B Qualifier at  Páirc Esler in Newry. Photograph:William Cherry/Inpho/Presseye

Down 0-11 Kildare 1-18Kildare huffed and puffed and finally blew Down away in the All-Ireland football championship qualifier at Newry where Jason Rya(...)

Down’s Niall Madine scores a goal against Leitrim during their All-Ireland senior championship qualifier ayt Páirc Esler, Newry, Co Down. Photograph: Inpho

Down 4-18 Leitrim 0-9 There was never even a hint of a shock at Páirc Esler in Newry yesterday as Down stamped their class from the outset on anothe(...)

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’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(...)

DOWN 1-15 UUJ 0-7Down received two black cards in the first half, but still recorded an easy 1-15 to 0-7 win over UUJ in Newry yesterday.Kalum King wa(...)

Donegal’s Ryan McHugh is tackled by Down’s Conor Laverty and Ryan Boyle at Kingspan Breffni Park last Sunday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

When we watch football these days, we can do one of two things. We can complain and moan that the modern game is an eyesore or we can really sit down (...)

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(...)

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.(...)