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(...)

 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(...)

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(...)