Kilcoo (@1.12) vs Rostrevor (@5.5)
26-08-2019

Our Prediction:

Kilcoo will win

Kilcoo – Rostrevor Match Prediction | 26-08-2019

Down played in the Leinster Minor Hurling Championship for three years in the 1970s, even playing Antrim in an unusual Leinster semi-final in Croke Park in 1979. Four Down hurling clubs, Ballycran, Ballygalget, Portaferry and Bredagh play in the Antrim League. Although Down had not won the All Ireland B championship in four final appearances, when the Ulster Senior hurling championship was revived Down won titles in 1992, 1995 and 1997, losing the All Ireland semi-finals by 14, 11 and 16 points.Down beat Kilkenny in 1993 in a division 1 match 1-12 to 1-11. Ballygalget, Portaferry and Ballycran play in Antrim Div 1 while Bredagh play in Div 3. The first two used the experience to win Ulster Senior Club Hurling Championships.

Despite a famous prediction that Down would go on to win three in a row, the county took twenty years to regain its status. This system has cost Down teams in the past 10 years or so with the introduction of more negative tactics to quell forward lines with a massive emphasis on the blanket defence. When Down played Offaly in 1961 they set a record attendance of 90,556 for a GAA game. In 1968 Down beat Kerry with Sean O'Neill and John Murphy goals, again in a two-minute spell. In 1994 Mickey Linden sent James McCartan in for a goal directly under Hill 16 which silenced Dublin and helped them claim their fifth title. They took the 1959 Ulster title with six inter-changeable forwards who introduced off-the-ball running and oddities such as track-suits. The 71,573 who watched them play Kerry in 1961 still stands as a record for an All-Ireland semi-final. In 1960 two goals in a three minute period from James McCartan and Paddy Doherty helped beat Kerry, who were almost completely unbeaten at the time, and which brought to an end the Kerry football regime for a few years, and they beat Offaly by a point in 1961 in a tremendous match that featured five first half goals. Against Dublin in the 1964 National League final a record 70,125 showed up. In that three-year period their loyal supporters smashed every attendance record in the book. In 1991 they surprised favourites Meath, Barry Breen giving them the goal that sent them into a lead of eleven points with 20 minutes to go, too far even for Meath. Down teams through the years have played with great emphasis on attack often leading to the neglect of the defence. Down was not regarded as a Gaelic stronghold when Queen's University won the 1958 Sigerson Cup, and some of its leading players turned their thoughts to Down's inter-county dilemma.

They took the 1959 Ulster title with six inter-changeable forwards who introduced off-the-ball running and oddities such as track-suits. In 1991, they surprised favourites Meath, Barry Breen giving them the goal that sent them into a lead of eleven points with 20 minutes to go, too far even for Meath. Down was not regarded as a Gaelic stronghold when Queen's University won the 1958 Sigerson Cup, and some of its leading players turned their thoughts to Down's inter-county dilemma. In 1960 two goals in a three-minute period from James McCartan, Senior and Paddy Doherty helped beat Kerry, who were almost completely unbeaten at the time, and which brought to an end the Kerry football regime for a few years, and they beat Offaly by a point in 1961 in a tremendous match that featured five first half goals. This system has cost Down teams in the past 10 years or so with the introduction of more negative tactics to quell forward lines with a massive emphasis on blanket defence. Against Dublin in the 1964 National League final a record 70,125 showed up. In 1994, Mickey Linden sent James McCartan, Junior in for a goal directly under Hill 16 which silenced Dublin and helped them claim their fifth title. Down teams through the years have played with great emphasis on attack often leading to the neglect of the defence. In 1968, Down beat Kerry with Sean O'Neill and John Murphy goals, again in a two-minute spell. Despite a famous prediction that Down would go on to win three in a row, the county took twenty years to regain its status. The 71,573 who watched them play Kerry in 1961 still stands as a record for an All-Ireland semi-final. When Down played Offaly in 1961 they set a record attendance of 90,556 for a GAA game. In that three-year period their loyal supporters smashed every attendance record in the book.

With just one loss in six appearances in All Ireland finals, Down have got a reputation for rising to the big occasion. Kitted out in their distinctive red and black, their massive fan base has been responsible for some of the largest match attendances in GAA history.

Down GAA: Wikis

Down contested the final of the All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship in 1948, having beaten Galway 1-5 to 1-1 in the All Ireland semi-final, with K Mallon the captain and P Dooey their best player, and 13-year-old Berna Kelly played in goal.[5] They won the inaugural All Ireland junior championship in 1968 and inaugural minor (under-16) championship in 1974, further All Ireland junior championships in 1976 and 1991 and the intermediate championship of 1994 which resulted in a brief return to the senior championship.

In 1994, Mickey Linden sent James McCartan, Junior in for a goal directly under Hill 16 which silenced Dublin and helped them claim their fifth title. In 1991, they surprised favourites Meath, Barry Breen giving them the goal that sent them into a lead of eleven points with 20 minutes to go, too far even for Meath. Against Dublin in the 1964 National League final a record 70,125 showed up. In 1968, Down beat Kerry with Sean O'Neill and John Murphy goals, again in a two-minute spell. The 71,573 who watched them play Kerry in 1961 still stands as a record for an All-Ireland semi-final. Down was not regarded as a Gaelic stronghold when Queen's University won the 1958 Sigerson Cup, and some of its leading players turned their thoughts to Down's inter-county dilemma. When Down played Offaly in 1961 they set a record attendance of 90,556 for a GAA game. This system has cost Down teams in the past 10 years or so with the introduction of more negative tactics to quell forward lines with a massive emphasis on blanket defence. In 1960 two goals in a three-minute period from James McCartan, Senior and Paddy Doherty helped beat Kerry, who were almost completely unbeaten at the time, and which brought to an end the Kerry football regime for a few years, and they beat Offaly by a point in 1961 in a tremendous match that featured five first half goals. In that three-year period their loyal supporters smashed every attendance record in the book. They took the 1959 Ulster title with six inter-changeable forwards who introduced off-the-ball running and oddities such as track-suits. Despite a famous prediction that Down would go on to win three in a row, the county took twenty years to regain its status. Down teams through the years have played with great emphasis on attack often leading to the neglect of the defence.

Cork were three points down at half-time but they upped the ante in the second-half and ran out 0-16 to 0-15 winners in the end. They lost to Cork at GAA Headquarters, the first time Down has tasted defeat in the All-Ireland Final. Down captain Benny Coulter's effort on 70 minutes and a fisted Daniel Hughes effort a minute into added time left the bare minimum in it and that was the way it stayed as Cork collected their seventh All-Ireland SFC crown in front of 81,604 spectators. In 2010 Down reached the All-Ireland Final after a narrow win over Kildare in the Semi-Finals.

excluding the Ards peninsula) would compete in parallel to the main Down team,[1] to encourage hurling in an area of growing population where the game has not been strong.[2] While players from all of Down are eligible for the main Down team, Ards players cannot play for South Down. It is playing in Division 4 of the 2009 National hurling league. South Down then competed in the Nicky Rackard Cup 2008. The new team competed in the National Hurling League 2008, recording their first win by beating Cavan at Ballela, scoring 4-15 to Cavan's 0-9. In 2007, the GAA announced that a hurling team from "South Down" (i.e.

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Rostrevor started with Etain Kelly in goals; she made several excellent saves and delivered accurate kick-outs to the wings. The under 14 girls returned to competitive action on Wednesday evening after a long break, with a home game against Clonduff. Anna McDonagh was full of running from start to finish. Rostrevor comfortably won the reverse fixture back in May, but this time a stronger Clonduff side gained revenge with an 11 point win. The Yellas opened the scoring in the first minute, but Rostrevor hit back with a goal from Niamh Rice. The defence worked hard to win b...all and stop the rampaging Clonduff forwards, particularly Aimee Boyle and Christina Rice on the wings. Rostrevor managed to keep in touch through 1-2 from Eirnin Kelly and points from Catherine Brown and Katelyn Magee. Clonduff replied instantly with a goal, and led for the remainder of the match.

A lot of their good work was undone by misplaced passes, allowing the visitors to score on the counter-attack. Carryduff were just too slick, powerful and accurate for the Reds to contain. The girls certainly produced a much-improved performance, attacking Carryduff from the throw-in. Emma Devlin showed great awareness and positioning to score the Rostrevor goal, while Roisin Cullen and Niamh Rice added points. They were able to move the ball quickly with support runners finding space in the Rostrevor defence. The scoreline certainly doesn't reflect the effort and commitment from all 19 girls who represented the club on Sunday. The u14 girls faced the might of Carryduff for the second time in a week, this time at home and with almost a full-strength squad. Despite the best efforts of the excellent Aimee Boyle (captain for the day) in goals and a hard-working defence, Carryduff built up a half-time lead of 5-8 to 1-2. The Reds added 2-3 to their tally, the goals coming from Molly McDonagh and Aimee Boyle, who moved up to the forward line for the last quarter. As the Rostrevor girls tired and marking became looser, Carryduff were able to tag on several goals in the last few minutes to leave the final score Carryduff 13-14 Rostrevor 3-5. The second half followed a similar pattern, the visitors keeping the scoreboard ticking over. Eirnin Kelly, Catherine Brown and Katelyn Magee added points, the latter probably the best score of the game from a difficult angle.

The new team competed in the 2008 National Hurling League, recording their first win by beating Cavan at Ballela, scoring 4-15 to Cavan's 0-9. In 2007, the GAA announced that a hurling team from "South Down" (i.e. South Down then competed in the 2008 Nicky Rackard Cup and in the Lory Meagher Cup until 2011. excluding the Ards peninsula) would compete in parallel to the main Down team,[3] to encourage hurling in an area of growing population where the game has not been strong.[4] While players from all of Down were eligible for the main Down team, Ards players could not play for South Down.

The Ards peninsula, however, is a hurling stronghold within the county, and while the county hurling team are not among the very strongest on the island, competing in the second tier Christy Ring Cup, the 'Ardsmen' (as opposed to the nickname of the football team, the 'Mourne men') have won a number of Ulster Senior and Minor Hurling Championships despite the historical provincial dominance in that sport of Antrim.

Their greatest All-Ireland level success to date, victory also earns Down the right to elect to play in the first tier All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship in 2014, should they select to do so. In 2013, at the third time of asking, Down finally won the second tier All-Ireland Hurling Championship, the Christy Ring Cup. London so selected in 2012, but the previous year Kerry elected to remain in the second tier.