2013 Down football season

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Down
2013 season
ManagerJames McCartan, Junior
StadiumPairc Esler, Newry
NFL D18th (Relegated)
All Ireland SFCRound 2
Ulster ChampionshipSemi-finals
Dr McKenna CupSemi-finals
2013 O'Fiaich Cup3rd (Group Stage)
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The following is a summary of Down GAA's 2013 Gaelic football season.

Kits[edit]

McKenna Cup and National League kits

Home
Away

Championship Kits

Home
Away

Competitions[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss   Postponed/Cancelled

Dr McKenna Cup[edit]

Down made a strong start to their 2013 campaign with McKenna Cup group victories over Cavan and neighbouring county Armagh. Queens University withdrew from the competition over a row regarding player availability and the fixture was simply written off. Down progressed into the latter stages of the McKenna Cup but fell sort of a place in the final at the hands of Monaghan.

Fixtures[edit]

Date Round Home Score Away Ground
6 Jan Group Cavan 0-12 v 1-11 Down Kingspan Breffni Park, Cavan
13 Jan Group Down Queens Páirc Esler, Newry
16 Jan Group Down 2-11 v 1-10 Armagh Páirc Esler, Newry
20 Jan Semi-final Down 0-13 v 1-12 Monaghan Athletic Grounds, Armagh

Queens withdraw from McKenna Cup over player availability row [1]

Table[edit]

  Qualified for next round

Team Pld W D L F A Diff Pts
Down 3 2 0 0 3–22 1-22 6 4
Cavan 3 1 0 1 3–21 2-22 2 2
Armagh 3 0 0 2 2–21 5-21 -8 0
Semi-finals Final
Monaghan 1-12  
Down 0-13     Monaghan 1-10
Tyrone 2-09     Tyrone 4-11
Fermanagh 0-07  

Results[edit]

Group
Cavan0-12 — 1-11Down
M Dunne (0-9), G McKiernan (0-3) Report P McComiskey (1-0), C Harrison (0-3), R Kelly (0-2), L Doyle (0-2), B Coulter (0-2), R Boyle (0-1), D Savage (0-1)
Referee: N Cullen
Group
Down2-11 — 1-10Armagh
P McComiskey (1-5), C Laverty (0-2), C Harrison (0-2), B Coulter (0-1), L Doyle (0-1), K McKernan (1-0) Report S Forker (0-6), G McCooey (1-1), M Stevenson (0-2), C McKeever (0-1)
Referee: S Hurson
Semi-finals
Monaghan1-12 — 0-13Down
Conor McManus 1-7, Darren Hughes 0-2, Dick Clerkin 0-1, Owen Duffy 0-1, Paul Finlay 0-1. Report Mark Poland 0-4, Donal O'Hare 0-3, Connaire Harrison 0-2, Ryan Mallon 0-1, Keith Quinn 0-1, Arthur McConville 0-1, Danny Savage 0-1.
Referee: Noel Mooney

National Football League Division 1[edit]

Down looked deserving relegation favourites in the National Football League Division 1, as they lost their first 3 games, two of which were at home. Down looked close to beating Cork at home but fell to a very late goal. A comeback looked on the cards as Down went out and beat Mayo at Pairc Esler, however defeats to Kerry and Dublin sealed Down's fate and relegation was a certainty despite an impressive 3-13 to 1-12 hammering of Kildare in Newry.

Fixtures[edit]

Date Round Home Score Away Ground
2 Feb Group Down 1-08 v 1-11 Tyrone Páirc Esler, Newry
9 Feb Group Donegal 0-12 v 0-07 Down MacCumhaill Park, Ballybofey
3 Mar Group Down 1-17 v 3-12 Cork Páirc Esler, Newry
9 Mar Group Down 0-13 v 0-11 Mayo Páirc Esler, Newry
16 Mar Group Kerry 0-11 v 1-05 Down Austin Stack Park, Tralee
23 Mar Group Dublin 1-15 v 0-09 Down Croke Park, Dublin
7 Apr Group Down 3-13 v 1-12 Kildare Páirc Esler, Newry

Table[edit]

  NFL semi-final placing   Relegation Zone

Team Pld W D L F A Diff Pts
Dublin (Q) 7 5 1 1 8–105 5–73 41 11
Tyrone (Q) 7 5 0 2 6–87 4–75 18 10
Kildare (Q) 7 4 0 3 10–72 8–93 -15 8
Mayo (Q) 7 3 0 4 2–87 5–75 3 6
Cork 7 3 0 4 6–73 4–85 -6 6
Kerry 7 3 0 4 2–65 7–70 -20 6
Donegal (R) 7 2 1 4 3–78 4–74 1 5
Down (R) 7 2 0 5 6–81 7–84 -6 4

Results[edit]

Ulster Senior Football Championship[edit]

Fixtures[edit]

The draw for the 2013 Ulster Senior Football Championship took place on 4 October 2012.[2]

Having got to the 2012 Ulster final, Down started their Cup run away to Derry at Celtic Park. In what was regarded as one of the games of the summer, Down came out victors having been 5 points down at half time. The semi final paired last year's finalists again in what would be a closely fought affair. Donegal maintained a 2-point lead throughout the match and eventually won 12 points to 9.

Date Round Team 1 Score Team 2 Ground
2 June 2013 Quarter final Derry 1-15 v 2-17 Down Celtic Park, Derry
23 June 2013 Semi final Donegal 0-12 v 0-09 Down Breffni Park, Cavan

Rounds[edit]

Preliminary Round Quarter-finals Semi-finals Ulster final
Cavan 1-15  
Armagh 1-11     Cavan 0-13  
        Fermanagh 0-11  
          Cavan 0-12  
          Monaghan 1-10  
        Antrim 0-06  
        Monaghan 0-11  
          Monaghan 0-13
          Donegal 0-07
        Tyrone 0-10  
        Donegal 2-10  
          Donegal 0-12  
          Down 0-09  
        Derry 1-15      
        Down 2-17      
     

Results[edit]

Quarter-Final
Derry1-15 - 2-17Down
J Kielt (0-5), M Lynch (1-1), E Bradley (0-4), B Heron (0-2), E Lynn (0-1), B McCallion (0-1), C Kielt (0-1) Report D O'Hare (1-4), K McKernan (0-4), M Poland (1-2), N Madine (0-3), J Johnston (0-1), A Rogers (0-1), K King (0-1), D Rooney (0-1)
Attendance: 10,509
Referee: D Coldrick (Meath)
Semi-Final
Donegal0-12 - 0-09Down
M Murphy (0-5), C McFadden (0-5), R Kavanagh (0-1), P McBrearty (0-1) Report D O'Hare (0-6), M Poland (0-1), J Johnston (0-1), D Savage (0-1)
Attendance: 21,715
Referee: Eddie Kinsella (Laois)

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship[edit]

Down entered the 2013 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship in the round 2 qualifier stage. The draw for the second round took place on Monday 1 July 2013 and once again had Down travelling to Celtic Park, Derry. Down produced a poor display in this repeat fixture as they failed to score from open play in the entire second half and lost the game by 5 points.

Fixtures[edit]

Date Round Team 1 Score Team 2 Ground
6 July 2013 Round 2 Derry 0-13 v 1-05 Down Celtic Park, Derry

Results[edit]

Round 2
Derry0-13 - 1-05Down
R Bell (0-6), J Kielt (0-2), E Bradley (0-2), E McGuckin (0-2), L Kennedy (0-1) Report D O'Hare (1-4), A Rogers (0-1)
Referee: Cormac Reilly (Meath)

O'Fiaich Cup[edit]

On 27 November 2013, it was announced that the O'Fiaich Cup would return for the first time since the late 1990s.[3]

Fixtures[edit]

Date Round Home Score Away Ground
5 Dec Group Armagh 2-15 v 1-17 Down Athletic Grounds, Armagh
8 Dec Group Down 1-10 v 1-11 Derry St. Oliver Plunkett Park, Crossmaglen
13 Dec Group Louth 0-10 v 4-21 Down Athletic Grounds, Armagh

Table[edit]

  Qualified for final

Team Pld W D L F A Diff Pts
Derry (Q) 3 3 0 0 8-38 5-33 14 6
Armagh (Q) 3 2 0 1 4-42 7-40 -7 4
Down 3 1 0 2 6-48 3-36 21 2
Louth 3 0 0 3 4-27 7-46 -28 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/northern-ireland/20786395
  2. ^ GMT (4 October 2012). "BBC Sport - Donegal to face Tyrone in 2013 Ulster SFC first round". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 13 October 2012.
  3. ^ http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/gaa/ofiaich-cups-return-ensures-busy-winter-period-29787727.html