Down’s Peter Withnell and James  McCartan challenge Mick Lyons of Meath during the Mournemen’s seminal All-Ireland victory in 1991. File photograph: James Meehan/Inpho

They gathered in the shadow of the ground, which had changed beyond recognition from the time when their paths crossed most famously. There was a bun(...)

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(...)

Derry’s Eoin Bradley fights for possession with Down’s Kevin McKernan and Ryan Boyle. Photograph: Inpho

DERRY 0-13 DOWN 1-5: Teenager Ryan Bell kicked six points for Derry as they dominated Down in Saturday night’s qualifier at Celtic Park, avenging thei(...)

Down’s Brendan McArdle disagrees with referee Eddie Kinsella. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Strange how in giving Donegal their biggest scare in the Ulster championship in three years Down might also have done them one enormous favour.Because(...)