Down manager Paddy Tally admits the stakes have never been higher in Division 3 of the Allianz League with the prospect of Tier 2 championship football facing the teams that finish outside the top two.
The Ladies Gaelic Football Association is pleased to announce details of the LGFA TALK Project, which is available to clubs in Antrim, Armagh, Derry, Down, Fermanagh and Tyrone, initially on a pilot basis.
"As joyous as an occasion as it is today it's a very sad day as well. There's no doubt about it, to do back to back you have to have serious desire and want. I think Eugene Aylward's passing last year has given them that want and desire. They wanted to do something special and have that jersey with them."
Extra-time will be played at Croke Park to determine who will be crowned All-Ireland club football champions. Corofin and Kilcoo finished level on 0-7 apiece after Paul Devlin converted this equalising free for the Down side deep into injury-time...
"It has been really important for giving the lads a bit of belief about themselves about winning games and to understand what it is to win against teams that have been historically and currently better than us."