In part two of his feature on Down’s 1968 All-Ireland win, Neil Loughran hears memories of marking Mick O’Connell and conquering Kerry to the long road home, steering clear of Paisley’s protest and why the dream of another All-Ireland was never realised…
Cairndhu honorary member Laura Webb overcame a strong international field, at Crail, to win the Women’s Senior Open Championship for a second time in three years, having won the title, also, at Caldy in the North-West of England two years ago.
NOW in his second stint as manager of his native Crossmaglen, Donal Murtagh admits the Rangers class of 2018 doesn’t have the same clout as its predecessors but he warns that the south Armagh kingpins could be on the rise again.
Green Field Foods Monaghan Senior Football Championship semi-final: Scotstown v Magheracloone It’s down to the really serious business of the 2018 Green Field Foods Monaghan Senior Football Championship now with no room left for errors as the last four teams standing battle it out for final places.
TG4 All-Ireland Intermediate Championship TYRONE veteran Gemma Begley could be easily persuaded into hanging around as the newly-crowned All-Ireland Intermediate champions turn their attentions now to senior football.
Walsh's Hotel Derry Senior Championship semi-finals: Martin Mulholland Cup: Sat Sep 22: Bellaghy: 2pm: Slaughtneil v Lavey; 4pm: Swatragh v Eoghan Rua THE Walsh's Hotel Derry Senior Championship semi-finals are likely to throw up contrasting games this afternoon in Bellaghy if we go on the evidence of the quarter-finals last weekend.
Danske Bank Premiership: Cliftonville v Ballymena United (today, Solitude, 3pm) CLIFTONVILLE manager Barry Gray has said that nobody inside the camp is hitting the panic button just yet as the Reds attempt to get the show back on the road at home to Ballymena United today.
Tomorrow marks 50 years to the day since Down swept to a third All-Ireland title of the swinging Sixties, defeating the mighty Kerry in the final. Every month a group of those 1968 heroes catch up over lunch and, ahead of their golden jubilee, Neil Loughran joined them to relive an unforgettable year in their lives…