# Down

Last week
3rd December 2023 - 9th December 2023
Police in Co Down investigating ‘ram-raid’ incident at jewellers
A silver saloon car reversed into the shutters of the Newry jewellers a number of times in the early hours of this morning.
Last month
November 2023
Lakeland Dairies announces it plans to close three facilities in Monaghan and Down
The company said redundancies will be “necessary” as part of the closures.
This year
Down referees decide against strike action ahead of weekend of hurling finals
Junior final featuring East Belfast moved to Sunday curtain-raiser slot.
'I was completely out of it. It was a club thing' - Kilcoo boss Karl Lacey on ref controversy
Initially, Paul Faloon, who is on the National Referee’s panel, was set to officiate.
Remains of rare whale preserved after being dissected by hand on Co Down beach
It is hoped the skeleton of the whale will eventually be put on public display for educational purposes.
Conservation efforts result in endangered bird making a return to Co Down bog
Lapwings are red-listed on the Birds of Conservation Concern in Ireland and is a priority species in the North because of its decline, rarity and importance.
New Yorkers on their way for Tailteann Cup debut
Dr Cullen Park to host Johnny McGeeney’s New York in preliminary round clash.
Man charged after video emerges appearing to show taxi driver threaten passenger with gun
The driver told the passenger ‘you are f****** lucky I’m not taking your knees out’ while appearing to hold a gun to his head.
PSNI investigating after petrol bomb thrown at property in Newtownards
No one was injured in what the PSNI described as ‘a reckless attack that could have resulted in more serious consequences’.
Wigan’s relegation confirmed as Reading cancel out late McClean-assisted goal
Noel Hunt’s Reading remain favourites to join Wigan in dropping into League One.
Down heap more pain on Donegal as they advance to Ulster semi-final
Louth and Kildare make progress in Leinster.
Events marking 25th anniversary of Good Friday Agreement take place across island of Ireland
Victims of the Troubles gathered in Co Down to watch the sunrise this morning.
Political figures involved in the negotiations 25 years ago gathered for a commemorative event at Stormont today
Communities in the North are marking the anniversary with reflective events
Brian Rowan: The magic of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998 was how a firm 'no' became 'yes'
25 years on, leading Republican and Loyalist agree North is still waiting for 'peace dividend'
Loyalist drug feud has led to attacks on 'homes of young children' in Co Down
Four men were arrested today after a gathering of individuals, some of them masked, in Newtownards.
One-year-old boy dies after lorry collision in Co Down village
It is understood that the child was in a pram that was being pushed by his grandmother.
Meath draw with Limerick as Cavan and Fermanagh make moves in Division 3 promotion race
Limerick and Meath could not be separated in Division 2, while there were wins for Cavan, Fermanagh, Offaly and Westmeath in the third tier.
Search and rescue dogs from Co Down prepare for deployment in Turkey to help in disaster zone
Ryan Gray, of the K9 Search and Rescue charity, said they have been preparing since hearing news of the earthquakes on Monday.
Two arrested after PSNI officers injured in Newry car-ramming incident
Northern Irish police stopped a car driving erratically shortly before 2am and were then rammed repeatedly by the car.
Last year
£20,000 reward offered for information on “ruthless execution” in Newry, Co Down
Police are investigating if there is a ‘cross border, organised crime’ element to what they called a ‘brutal and senseless attack on a defenceless man’.
'Symbolic' cross-border bridge linking Louth to Down put out to tender
The Narrow Water Bridge will link the Mourne Mountains in Co Down and the Cooley Peninsula in Co Louth.
The All-Ireland champions are on the march again as Kilcoo charge into Ulster semi-finals
Ten points separated the teams in Clones.
2021 Tyrone finalists exit, penalty drama in Down and Cork champions reach last four
Some key GAA club games on tonight around the country.
Desecration of wreaths and tributes at site of Co Down atrocity condemned
18 British soldiers were killed at Narrow Water in an IRA bomb attack in 1979.
All-Ireland winners and ex-Dublin goalkeeper join Meath set-up, Coulter new Down minor boss
Paul Garrigan, Eugene Eivers and Shane Supple have been added to the Meath team.
Armagh on the hunt for new manager as Down appoint Orchard county man again
Peter Lynch returns to the Mourne county helm.
Investigation launched after two people die in light aircraft crash in Co Down
Emergency services were rushed to the Newtownards Airport last night at 8.21pm.
Monaghan completely outclass Down to advance to Ulster semi-final stage
Jack McCarron starred as the Farney county beat Down by 10 points in Clones.
Kerry get back on track with Carlow win, Offaly overcome 14-man Meath
Kerry and Offaly both registered their first win in the 2022 Joe McDonagh Cup.
Dublin make triumphant return to Croke Park
The Sky Blues enjoyed a 10-point win over Down as they played at HQ for the first time in 11 years.
Big boost for Cork with win as Sherlock stars, Down relegated to Division 3
Four points was the winning margin in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.
Offaly boost Division 2 survival hopes after comeback win in Down
Earlier today, Antrim moved to the top of Division 3.
Down boss alleges 'extremely disappointing' sectarian abuse after Carlow clash
Ronan Sheehan made the comments following his side’s Allianz Hurling League win in Ballycran.
‘Game-changing’ Game of Thrones attraction opens in Co Down
The studio where part of the fantasy HBO series was filmed is opening to the public for a glimpse behind the scenes.
'It looked like a harsh red card from where I was at' - Kilcoo progress after All-Ireland club battle
Kilcoo coach Conleith Gilligan reflects on yesterday’s All-Ireland semi-final win.
All time
The Down forward proving key for Cork's St Finbarr's in reaching Munster club final
2021 has seen Conor McCrickard play for Down in the Ulster championship and win a Cork title with St Finbarr’s.
Down turn to All-Ireland winner McCartan for second spell as boss
The Mourne county have at last filled the vacancy created by Paddy Tally’s departure.
All-Ireland champions Offaly lead the way as 8 counties honoured in U20 football awards
Jack Bryant has been chosen as Footballer of the Year.
'There's bigger things than football here' - Down edge Monaghan in emotional Ulster U20 final
A cloud of sadness hung over the Athletic Grounds as late Monaghan captain Brendan Óg Ó Dufaigh was remembered throughout.
Donegal end Tyrone's three-in-a-row bid and set up Ulster semi-final clash with Monaghan
Down and Fermanagh also won their respective Ulster U20 football quarter-finals tonight.
Down and Westmeath record opening-day wins in Joe McDonagh Cup
Down defeated Meath while Westmeath saw off Carlow.
Donegal signal their intent with Ulster Championship trouncing of Down
A first-half injury to Michael Murphy is a cause for concern ahead of Donegal’s quarter-final clash with Derry.