Thy Kingdom Come

The Mourne County is rejoicing following a thrilling semi-final encounter with Kildare which has returned the county’s footballers to the All-Ireland Football Final for the first time since their twin triumphs in the early90s.

In truly dramatic style, Down survived a last second 13-yard free which was heroically pushed onto the crossbar by the outstretched fingertips of a brace of Down players, heralding the sound of the whistle amidst scenes of joy for the Black and Red hordes in Croker. Final Day in September will certainly have a Rebels vs Ulster theme as the  Cork seniors and minors seek double glory against Down and Tyrone.