Cork’s Mark Collins (l) is tackled by Down’s Peter Turley Photograph: Inpho/Ken Sutton

Cork 0-12 Down 0-7 Cork condemned Down to an immediate return to Division Two next season following a drab tie in demanding conditions at Pairc Ui Ri(...)

Roscommon fans celebrate a score from their team in their win over Down in the Allianz Football League Division One clash at Pearse Park. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Roscommon 1-12 Down 0-6 So much for Roscommon’s slow submission into relegation. Not even the wild uncertainty of sport is likely to topple their div(...)

Shay McArdle of Down and Kieran Duffy of Monaghan during their Allianz League Division One match. Photo: Andrew Paton/Inpho

Monaghan 0-13 Down 0-11 Monaghan just about held out in a frenetic finish to this hugely entertaining contest to make it two wins from two outings. (...)

 Donegal’s Frank McGlynn in attendance at the 2016 Allianz Football League launch in Malone House, Belfast, Co. Antrim. Photograph: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Timing is everything, and Donegal’s delayed entry into this year’s championship has given them the perfect opportunity to enjoy a winter training cam(...)

Fermanagh coach Pete McGrath enjoyed a winning return to Down on Sunday. Photograph: Inpho

Down 0-8 Fermanagh 0-14 Fermanagh free-wheeled to victory to deliver a winning homecoming for Pete McGrath in Páirc Esler. While new Down manager Ea(...)

Fermanagh manager Pete McGrath: Keen to produce a winning mentality. Photograph: Inpho

“Why should we in Fermanagh sit in a dark corner and talk about winning Ulster among ourselves but feel you can’t let anybody hear you?” asks Pete McG(...)

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(...)

 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(...)

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(...)