2013 Down county football team season

The following is a summary of Down county football team's 2013 season.

Down county football team
2013 season
ManagerJames McCartan, Junior
StadiumPáirc 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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CompetitionsEdit

  Win   Draw   Loss   Postponed/Cancelled

Dr McKenna CupEdit

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.

FixturesEdit

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]

TableEdit

  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  

ResultsEdit

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 1Edit

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 Páirc 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.

FixturesEdit

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

TableEdit

  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

ResultsEdit

2 February 2013 Round 1Down1-08 — 1-11TyronePáirc Esler, Newry
19:00 R Mallon (0-2), B Coulter (0-2), C Harrison (0-1), D O'Hare (1-3) Report S O'Neill (0-3), N Morgan (0-2), S Cavanagh (0-2), C McAliskey (0-2), C Clarke (0-2), Mark Donnelly (1-0). Referee: B Cassidy
9 February 2013 Round 2Donegal0-12 — 0-07DownMacCumhaill Park, Ballybofey
19:00 M Murphy (0-6), D Walsh (0-1), L McLoone (0-1), R Kavanagh (0-1), C McFadden (0-1), R Wherity (0-1), D McLaughlin (0-1). Report D O'Hare (0-5), K McKernan (0-2). Referee: M Duffy
3 March 2013 Round 3Down1-17 — 3-12CorkPáirc Esler, Newry
14:00 D O'Hare (0-9), C Harrison (1-1), M Poland (0-2), R Mallon (0-1), A Carr (0-1), P McComiskey (0-1), K McKernan (0-1); C Laverty (0-1). Report A Walsh (0-5), C Sheehan (1-1), D O'Connor (0-3), M Cunningham (1-0), T Clancy (1-0), P Kerrigan (0-1), C O'Neill (0-2) Referee: M Deegan
9 March 2013 Round 4Down0-13 — 0-11MayoPáirc Esler, Newry
19:00 D O'Hare (0-9), R Mallon (0-1), C Laverty (0-1), M Poland (0-1), P McComiskey (0-1). Report J Doherty (0-4), C Carolan (0-3), K O'Malley (0-1), B Moran (0-1), K McLoughlin (0-1), M Conroy (0-1). Referee: D Coldrick
16 March 2013 Round 5Kerry0-11 — 1-05DownAustin Stack Park, Tralee
19:00 B Maguire (0-2), J Lyne (0-1), Buckley (0-5), Declan O'Sullivan (0-3). Report D O'Hare (1-2), C Harrison (0-1), B Coulter (0-1), A McConville (0-1). Referee: R Hickey
23 March 2013 Round 6Dublin1-15 — 0-09DownCroke Park, Dublin
19:00 P Mannion (0-5), D Connolly (0-4), P Andrews (0-2), S Cluxton (0-1), N Devereux (0-1), C O'Sullivan (0-1), B Cullen (0-1); K McManamon (1-0). Report D O'Hare (0-3), M Poland (0-2), B McArdle (0-1), K McKernan (0-1), P McComiskey (0-1), D Savage (0-1). Referee: F Kelly
7 April 2013 Round 7Down3-13 — 1-12KildarePáirc Esler, Newry
15:00 K McKernan (1-3), D O'Hare (0-4), E McCartan (2-0), N Madine (0-2), P Devlin (0-1), B Coulter (0-1), R Boyle (0-1), R Mallon (0-1). Report J Doyle (0-5), P Cribbin (0-2), E O'Flaherty (0-2), P Kelly (0-1), P O'Neill (1-0), E Callaghan (0-1), A Smith (0-1). Referee: D Gough

Ulster Senior Football ChampionshipEdit

FixturesEdit

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

RoundsEdit

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      
     

ResultsEdit

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 ChampionshipEdit

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.

FixturesEdit

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

ResultsEdit

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 CupEdit

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

FixturesEdit

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

TableEdit

  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

ReferencesEdit

  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