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# Down

This week
26th March 2023 - 1st April 2023
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.
Last month
March 2023
# Moira
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.
# Wrap
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.
This year
# Turkey
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.
# Down
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
# mark lovell
£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’.
# narrow water bridge
'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.
# in control
The All-Ireland champions are on the march again as Kilcoo charge into Ulster semi-finals
Ten points separated the teams in Clones.
# around the grounds
2021 Tyrone finalists exit, penalty drama in Down and Cork champions reach last four
Some key GAA club games on tonight around the country.
# hate crime
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.
# Royals
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.
# Ladies Football
Armagh on the hunt for new manager as Down appoint Orchard county man again
Peter Lynch returns to the Mourne county helm.
# Newtownards Airport
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.
# down and out
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.
# Joe McDonagh Cup
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.
# Camogie
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.
# Rebels
Big boost for Cork with win as Sherlock stars, Down relegated to Division 3
Four points was the winning margin in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.
# Keeping The Faith
Offaly boost Division 2 survival hopes after comeback win in Down
Earlier today, Antrim moved to the top of Division 3.
# No place for it
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.
# Banbridge
‘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.
# Seeing Red
'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
# Conor McCrickard
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.
# Wee James
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.
# Keep the Faith
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.
# Poignant
'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.
# Young Guns
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.
# Strong Starts
Down and Westmeath record opening-day wins in Joe McDonagh Cup
Down defeated Meath while Westmeath saw off Carlow.
# never in doubt
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.
# Forward Thinking
Why Donegal need the Murphy-McBrearty axis to click
It is rare that two stellar talents such as Murphy and McBrearty would have such an overlap in their careers. And yet, as the evidence shows, have not truly established a strike partnership when both were on song for the biggest days of their careers, writes Declan Bogue.
# On the up
Meath clinch promotion play-off spot and Clare boost hopes of reaching Division 1
In Division 4, there were wins for Antrim and Louth.
# Investigation
New searches under way for missing Co Down woman Lisa Dorrian
Lisa Dorrian was last seen alive in Ballyhalbert Caravan Park on 27 February 2005.
# Slieve Donard
Firefighters escalate operations in Mourne Mountains as gorse blaze continues to rage
The fire has been ongoing since the early hours of Friday morning.
# Hurling Tiers
Kerry drawn with Meath and Down in Joe McDonagh Cup, Offaly to face Sligo in Christy Ring opener
The draws for the hurling competitions were made this evening.
# home comforts
Club call and family first - Down star eyeing glory after AFLW stint and three-and-a-half years away
‘It was amazing to come home. I feel it was the right call. I wasn’t sure if I’d ever get to play with the club again.’
# Paddy Tally
Down boss has suspension reduced to 8 weeks for training guideline breach
Paddy Tally had requested a hearing which took place last night.
# Hot Water
Cork and Down bosses facing 12-week bans for training guidelines breach
Ronan McCarthy and Paddy Tally are facing the suspensions.
# Royal County Down
Meath legend Sean Boylan joins Down U20 setup
Boylan will have an advisory role with Conor Laverty as manager with Martin Clarke also involved.
# All White on the Night
Herity guides Kildare to Christy Ring Cup triumph over Down in Croke Park decider
The Lilywhites prevailed in today’s final, although both sides will progress to the Joe McDonagh Cup.
# Mike Kerr
PSNI offer £10,000 reward for information about murder of 68-year-old on first anniversary of killing
Mike Kerr’s body was found at his home in Co Down on 19 November last year.
# Comeback kings
Cavan return to Ulster final with stunning comeback victory over Down
Mickey Graham’s side turned around an eight-point deficit to win.