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Mark Poland, one of the stars of their stirring second-half comeback from five points down, is well used to the Mourne enigma at this stage of his career. But even by his standards, this was quite a rollercoaster. "We'll all be grey by the end of our
Monday July 30 2012 FOR over 10 years it had stalked the managers of losing provincial finalists, haunting their thoughts, disturbing their sleep patterns. The six-day turnaround had fast become one of Irish sport's famous jinxes but is now no more.
Laois could have few complaints as they had enough possession and chances to win, but were just not clinical enough. Down gave them a lesson in how to use the ball economically, scoring six of nine chances created in the first half to lead by a goal
That result has to hurt the men of Connacht in the competition that is fighting for its life, but, would you believe it, nobody involved from either side would vote to remove the inter-provincial series from the calendar. Timing, venue decisions,
Sunday July 17 2011 Three minutes of Mourne magic settled this All Ireland SFC round three qualifier last night as Down put a battling Antrim side to the sword at Casement Park. With the scores tied at 0-7 apiece, Conor Laverty lit up the Belfast
Monday July 11 2011 A fairly predictable outcome in the end, but behind the scoreline was a Down team stuttering through the qualifiers against a Leitrim side who are now the only team never to win a game since the back-door system was introduced.
Sunday June 26 2011 Last year's All- Ireland finalists Down escaped in the dying seconds at Cusack Park in Ennis to prevent one of the biggest shocks since the qualifiers were initiated. It took an injury-time point and then a clearance by a corner-
Sunday May 29 2011 Armagh shocked last year's beaten All- Ireland finalists Down as the Ulster Football Championship finally burst into life last night. The Mourne men were sent hurtling into the qualifiers, while Armagh booked a semi-final clash
All- Ireland quarter-final win over Kerry will have no bearing on Sunday's league clash between the sides, according to Down attacker Mark Poland. Poland notched the early goal that set the Mournemen on their way to retaining their remarkable 100pc
Down produced a brilliant display of attacking football to overcome Monaghan at Pairc Esler in Newry on Saturday. The Mournemen asserted their supremacy right from the throw-in, scoring a point after just 20 seconds to take a lead they never again