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Down Supporters 2010
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The start of the Down GAA senior football leagues may be put on hold following a threat by the referees in the county to go on strike. A spokesperson for the Down referees revealed that the match officials are angry over a request to have their expenses reviewed not being adhered to by the county board.
The Down minor board has requested that teams interesting in participating in the under-18 championship this year should have their entries in by Sunday, April 11th.
CONGRATS to Saint Colman's who won the Hogan Cup final with an impressive scoreline of 1.18 to 3.5. Comiserations to St Malachy's who lost their VS SFC final with a scoreline of 0.11 to 0.8
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The football finals in all four divisions of the National Football League will take place in Croke Park while, as expected, this year's National Hurling League Division One final between Cork and Galway will take place at Semple Stadium, Thurles.
The GAA have confirmed that all four of the National Football League finals, whose participants were decided yesterday, will be held at Croke Park with the Division Three and Four finals to be played on April 24th and the Division One and Two deciders on the next day as double-headers at HQ.
The following weekend sees the NHL Division 3B final being played between Louth and Wicklow at Parnell Park on the Saturday, while there is another double-header on Sunday at Thurles, where the Division Two and Division One champions are set to be decided.
All the below fixtures, bar Wicklow's meeting with Louth at Parnell Park, will be televised live on TG4.
Saturday, April 24
NFL Division Four final
Limerick v Waterford at Croke Park (5.00pm)
NFL Division Three final
Antrim v Sligo at Croke Park (7.00pm)
Sunday, April 25
NFL Division Two final
Down v Armagh at Croke Park (2.00pm)
NFL Division One final
Cork v Mayo at Croke Park (4.00pm)
Saturday, May 1
NHL Division 3B final
Louth v Wicklow at Parnell Park (7.00pm)
Sunday, May 2
NHL Division Two final:
TBC v TBC at Semple Stadium (5.00pm)
NHL Division One final:
Cork v Galway at Semple Stadium (7.00pm)
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Armagh boss Paddy O'Rourke did not make a happy return to Pairc Esler as Down moved close to securing NFL promotion by earning a comprehensive win.
Benny Coulter palmed to the net early on after a defensive mix-up and the Mournemen moved into a 1-5 to 0-0 lead.
Steven McDonnell's penalty got Armagh scoring and Down's lead was cut to 1-7 to 1-4 at the interval.
But Armagh's Finnian Moriarty had already been sent off and Down went on to totally dominate the second half.
Down got off to the perfect start as Coulter was gifted a goal in the opening minute after goalkeeper Philip McEvoy and Andy Mallon appeared to get in each other's way and allowed the Mayobridge man to palm into the empty net.
The goal sent Down confidence soaring and they were 1-5 to 0-0 ahead by the eighth minute as Martin Clarke pointed from frees and play and impressive midfielder Ambrose Rogers also got on the scoresheet.
However, Armagh replied with a goal of their own with McDonnell netting a penalty after Stefan Forker had been fouled.
Soon, there was a kick of the ball between the sides after McDonnell and Moriarty tagged on Armagh points.
Down were losing their way somewhat with the departure of the playmaking Martin Clarke causing their performance level to drop.
Clarke had been on the receiving end of a few uncompromising challenges both on and off the ball from Ciaran McKeever and was forced to depart with Conor Maginn coming on.
Armagh did cut the lead to 1-6 to 1-4 by the 32nd minute but the first half ended on a bad note for the Orchard men as Moriarty was dismissed after getting a second yellow card and John Clarke added a further Armagh point.
McDonnell's point at the start of the second period cut Down's lead to two but Armagh didn't score again until Gareth Swift's 68th-minute point.
With Rogers starting to dominate midfield, as Kieran Toner faded after a bright first half, Armagh wilted in the second half.
The introduction of Conor Laverty added further pep to the Down attack while Mark Poland, Daniel Hughes and Maginn were among the scorers.
One point from Down's final two games away to Westmeath and at home to Laois will be enough to guarantee promotion for James McCartan's side.
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Down lost their perfect record in Allianz NFL Division Two after being held at Pairc Esler on Saturday night.
The Mourne men dominated the early stages and led by five points but Tipperary hit back and the visitors netted just before the break.
The ball was adjudged to have gone over the line after a goalmouth scramble from Barry Grogan's free.
Tipperary led 1-6 to 0-8 at half-time but Down moved ahead before Grogan levelled with a last-gasp free.
John Clarke, Martin Clarke and Paul McComiskey were among the scorers for Down.
Down: B McVeigh, D McCartan, B McArdle, D Rafferty, K McKernan, J Colgan, G Garvey, A Rogers, K King, C Maginn, M Clarke, P McComiskey, C Laverty, J Clarke, B Coulter. Subs: D Alder, A Brannigan, S Kearney, P Fitzpatrick, P Greenan, M Poland, J McGovern, G McCartan, M Doran.
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