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# down-football - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

'My role is certainly not in terms of the scouting side of it. I suppose that is a bit of a dirty term in the GAA.'

Former Down and Collingwood player Marty Clarke on how he is helping GAA players that have been targeted by Aussie Rules clubs.

A GAA playing comeback 'not on the radar', following Down and Champions League final clashes

Marty Clarke is at peace with his enforced retirement last year.

# down-football - Friday 11 May, 2018

'I think he's a massive future ahead of him' - Down native's influence on Carlow's football rising

Steven Poacher has made a major impact in coaching the Carlow footballers.

# down-football - Sunday 11 February, 2018

Down claim second league victory of campaign with five-point win over 14-man Roscommon

Roscommon’s Ian Kilbride was sent off after just 15 minutes.

# down-football - Thursday 1 February, 2018

O'Neill starts at full-forward as Cork make 3 changes for trip to face Down

Páirc Esler hosts Sunday’s game.

# down-football - Sunday 26 November, 2017

Cavanagh brothers set for All-Ireland club semi-final after Tyrone's Moy lift Ulster crown

A narrow victory for Moy against Rostrevor this afternoon.

# down-football - Friday 17 November, 2017

Key forward in Down's march to 2010 All-Ireland season final retires after 13 seasons involved

Mark Poland was centre-forward for Down in that September decider.

# down-football - Saturday 29 July, 2017

Monaghan gain revenge on Down and secure spot in All-Ireland quarter-finals

Conor McManus kicked 0-10 for the winners.

As it happened: Monaghan v Down, All-Ireland SFC qualifier

It was a rematch of last month’s Ulster semi-final.

# down-football - Friday 28 July, 2017

Monaghan unchanged for Croker clash against Down

Malachy O’Rourke is sticking with the same XV that defeated Carlow for Saturday’s All-Ireland Round 4B qualifier.

# down-football - Sunday 16 July, 2017

Clinical Tyrone power past Down to retain Ulster crown

Ronan O’Neill scored two second-half goals to kill off Down in Clones.

Analysis: How Down can get at Tyrone, the Red Hand's speedy counter-attack and the kick-out battle

3 key tactical questions ahead of today’s Ulster final showdown between Tyrone and Down.

# down-football - Saturday 24 June, 2017

Dark horses Down hang on by a thread to stun Monaghan and book Ulster final

Down are back in their first Ulster final since 2012.

As it happened: Down v Monaghan, Ulster SFC semi-final

Could the Farney make it to their fourth provincial final in five years?

# down-football - Monday 17 April, 2017

Patrick Kielty on growing up immersed in the GAA and winning an All-Ireland minor title at 16 Past Life This post contains videos

Patrick Kielty on growing up immersed in the GAA and winning an All-Ireland minor title at 16

Kielty played alongside James McCartan with Down minors in 1987.

# down-football - Friday 7 April, 2017

Former underage GAA star wins League Two Player of the Month Standing Out This post contains videos

Former underage GAA star wins League Two Player of the Month

Shay McCartan’s impressive form with Accrington Stanley has been recognised.

# down-football - Saturday 18 March, 2017

Super sub Slattery at the double as Kildare take a big step towards promotion

The half-time substitute bagged two goals in the second period.

# down-football - Thursday 2 March, 2017

Rare medical condition forces Down's Marty Clarke to retire aged 29

The former Down footballer has been forced to call time on his career on the back of medical advice.

# down-football - Saturday 25 February, 2017

Why is injury so common for GAA players who switch codes to Aussie Rules?

“The clock is stopping, the pitch is twice as big and the game is twice as long. It’s a lot more impact and load than you’re used to.”

# down-football - Sunday 13 November, 2016

# down-football - Saturday 25 June, 2016

Just the 46 scores in Newry thriller as Longford claim qualifier win over Down

Substitutes Seamus Hannon and Mark Hughes scored vital extra-time goals for Longford.

# down-football - Sunday 5 June, 2016

Dan Shanahan's prophecy, Dublin's riches — weekend GAA talking points

Plus, has Ulster football lost its minefield?

Monaghan move into Ulster semi-final with 19-point win over dismal Down

Kieran Hughes and Owen Duffy found the net as Monaghan began the defence of their Ulster crown.

As it happened: Clare v Waterford, Galway v Westmeath, Offaly v Laois — Sunday GAA match tracker

The third installment of Clare-Waterford took place at Semple Stadium.

# down-football - Sunday 3 April, 2016

Mayo withstand Down rally to finish their league campaign with a win

Mayo finished their campaign with a three-point win over already relegated Down.

# down-football - Sunday 27 March, 2016

Cork take big step towards securing Division 1 status as their win relegates Down

Five points between the teams at the final whistle at Páirc Uí Rinn.

# down-football - Saturday 12 March, 2016

1-4 for Costello as Jim Gavin's unstoppable Dublin make it 5 from 5 in Down

Dublin recovered from a sluggish start to get the job done at Páirc Esler.

As it happened: Cork v Kilkenny, Down v Dublin – Saturday night National League tracker

We were following an enthralling Cork-Kilkenny clash at Páirc Uí Rinn, as Dublin’s footballers won again.

# down-football - Sunday 6 March, 2016

They lost home advantage but Roscommon won third Division 1 game in a row today

Down were the victims by nine points today in Pearse Park.

# down-football - Monday 8 February, 2016

Tributes pour in an after sudden death of former Down footballer RIP

Tributes pour in an after sudden death of former Down footballer

Peter Turley was a member of the Saval club.

# down-football - Saturday 30 January, 2016

Donegal destroy Down to claim opening night 17-point football league win

Donegal destroy Down to claim opening night 17-point football league win

Impressive success for Rory Gallagher’s team in Newry.

# down-football - Monday 14 December, 2015

What do you think of the new Armagh and Down GAA jerseys for 2016?

These are the latest offerings from the Ulster counties.

# down-football - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

One of the finest forwards of his generation is coming out of retirement

Down hitman Benny Coulter is back.

# down-football - Friday 23 October, 2015

Down are set to appoint a new manager soon but won't say who

The wait goes on for Jim McCorry’s replacement.

# down-football - Monday 8 June, 2015

Derry and Laois lead the way in The42's football team of the weekend

Down and Kildare are also in the mix.

Joe Brolly and Marty Morrissey seem to be best of buds again

Brolly’s comments two weeks ago seem to be water under the bridge now.

# down-football - Sunday 7 June, 2015

Derry do just enough to edge past Down but controversial red card the talking point

Conall McGovern was sent-off for an off the ball incident.

# down-football - Friday 29 May, 2015

This All-Ireland winning boss could have managed the Dublin footballers

Pete McGrath has revealed that he was approached by the Sky Blues in 2004.

# down-football - Thursday 28 May, 2015

'I couldn't get up the stairs some days' - The disease that has stalled the career of Marty Clarke

The Down players is slowly on the road to recovery.

# down-football - Monday 27 April, 2015

The Roscommon boss is targeting the biggest prize of all following their Division 2 win

Could John Evans really bring the All-Ireland title back to Roscommon?

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