2011 Down football season

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Down
2011 season
Manager James McCartan, Junior
Stadium Páirc Esler, Newry
NFL D1 4th
All Ireland SFC 4th round qualifiers
Ulster Championship Quarter-finals
Dr. McKenna Cup 2nd place in group

The following is a summary of Down GAA's 2011 Gaelic football season.

Kits[edit]

McKenna Cup and NFL kits:

Home
Away

Championship kits:

Home
Away

Competitions[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss   Postponed

McGeough Cup[edit]

Squad[edit]

1 Gavin Joyce, 2 Eoin Costello, 3 Gary Mc Cardle, 4 Colm Murney, 5 James Colgan, 6 Kevin Mc Kernan, 7 Michael Mc Cartan, 8 Declan Sheeran, 9 Peter Fitzpatrick, 10 Martin Clarke, 11 Aidan Carr, 12 Brendan Coulter, 13 John Clarke, 14 Joe Ireland, 15 Mark Poland
Subs: Cathal Murdock, Kevin Duffin, Kevin Anderson, Liam Doyle, Michael Magee, Ronan Murtagh, Christopher Duggan, Paul Devlin, Packie Downey, Conor Poland, Michael Magee.

Results[edit]

Date Home Score Away Location
02/01/11 Louth 0–16 v 0–11 Down Haggardstown, Dundalk

Dr. McKenna Cup[edit]

Main article: 2011 Dr. McKenna Cup

Squad[edit]

Gary McArdle, Dan Gordon, Aidan Brannigan, Aidan Carr, Peter Fitzpatrick, Kalum King, Liam Doyle, Mark Poland, Brendan Coulter, Paul Devlin, Martin Clarke, Cathal Murdock, Sean Murdock, Kevin Anderson, James Colgan, Conor Maginn, Ronan Murtagh, Michael McCartan, Conor Poland, Paul McPolin, Declan Sheerin, Kevin Duffin, Michael Magee, Kevin McKernan, Gavin Joyce, Christopher Duggan, Ryan Brady, Packie Downey and Philip Bonny.

Fixtures[edit]

Date Home Score Away Ground
08/01/11 Down P v P* St Mary's Páirc Esler, Newry
15/01/11 Down 3–11 v 2–15 Armagh Páirc Esler, Newry
19/01/11 Antrim 0–12 v 0–12 Down Casement Park, Belfast
22/01/11 Down P v P* St Mary's Páirc Esler, Newry
23/01/11 Down 2–13 v 0-06 St Mary's Páirc Esler, Newry
  • 08/01/11 Down vs St Mary's – Postponed due to frozen pitch[1]
  • 22/01/11 Down vs St Mary's – Postponed due to fog[2]

Table[edit]

  Qualified for next round

Team Pld W D L F A Diff Pts
Antrim 3 2 1 0 3–36 0–33 12 5
Down 3 1 1 1 5–36 2–33 12 3
Armagh 3 1 0 2 4–34 5–39 −8 2
St Mary's 3 1 0 2 1–31 6–32 −16 2

Matches & Reports[edit]

16 January 2011
Down 3–11 – 2–15 Armagh
Report

19 January 2011
Antrim 0–12 – 0–12 Down
Report

23 January 2011
Down 2–13 – 0–06 St Mary's
Report

National Football League Division 1[edit]

Squad[edit]

Michael Magee, John Clarke, Martin Clarke, Brendan McVeigh, Ronan Murtagh, Peter Fitzpatrick, Luke Howard, Kalum King, Conor Maginn, Gerard McCartan, Kevin McKernan Cathal Murdock, Aidan Carr,Paul McPolin, Paul McComiskey, Aidan Brannigan, Conor Laverty, Dan Gordon, Liam Doyle, Conor Poland, Mark Poland, Brendan Coulter, Ronan Sexton, Colm Murney, Daniel Hughes, Declan Alder

Fixtures[edit]

Down playing Mayo at McHale Park, Castlebar.
Date Home Score Away Ground
5 Feb Mayo 1–13 v 3-07 Down McHale Park, Castlebar
20 Feb Down 2–11 v 1-09 Galway Páirc Esler, Newry
26 Feb Down 0–12 v 0–11 Armagh Páirc Esler, Newry
12 Mar Cork 3–17 v 0–15 Down Páirc Uí Rinn, Cork
19 Mar Down 1–16 v 0–11 Monaghan Páirc Esler, Newry
2 Apr Dublin 2–10 v 0–13 Down Croke Park, Dublin
10 Apr Kerry 1–13 v 1–11 Down FitzGerald Stadium, Killarney

Table[edit]

  League Final Placings   Relegation Zone

Team Pld W D L F A Diff Pts
Q Dublin 7 6 1 0 16–82 6–92 20 13
C Cork 7 5 0 2 6–110 7–91 16 10
Kerry 7 5 0 2 6–93 5–73 23 10
Down 7 3 1 3 7–85 8–84 −2 7
Mayo 7 2 1 4 10–84 11–85 −4 5
Armagh 7 2 0 5 6–82 7–95 −16 4
R Monaghan 7 2 0 5 3–92 6–96 −13 4
R Galway 7 1 1 5 2–91 6–103 −24 3

Matches[edit]

5 February 2011
Mayo 1–13 – 3–07 Down
A Moran 0–6 (0-3f), A Freeman 1–1, M Ronaldson 0–3 (0-2f), A Dillon, E Varley, K McLaughlin 0–1 each Report M Clarke 1–3, (1–0 '45', 0-2f), J Clarke, C Maginn 1–1 each, D Hughes 0–2.
McHale Park, Castlebar
Referee: Cormac Reilly (Meath)

20 February 2011
Down 2–11 – 1–09 Galway
P Fitzpatrick 1–1, C Maginn 1–0, D Rooney, C Lavery, M Clarke, M Poland (2f) 0–2 each, D Hughes,P McComiskey 0–1 each Report G O'Donnell 1–0, S Armstrong 0–3 (1f), J Bergin, C Bane (1f), M Clancy (2f) 0–2 each
Páirc Esler, Newry
Referee: E Kinsella (Laois)

26 February 2011
Down 0–12 – 0–11 Armagh
M Clarke 0–3 (2f), R Murtagh, D Hughes, M Poland (1f) 0–2 each, K McKernan, C Laverty, C Maginn, 0–1 each. Report S McDonnell 0–3 (2f), C Vernon, R Grogan (2f) 0–2 each, K Dyas, J Murtagh, C McKeever, B Mallon 0–1 each.
Páirc Esler, Newry
Referee: P McEnaney (Monaghan)

12 March 2011
Cork 3–17 – 0–15 Down
D Goulding 0–7 (5f), P Kelly 1–2 (1f), C O'Neill 1–1, F Goold 0–3, P O'Neill 1–0, C Sheehan 0–2, D Goold, A Walsh 0–1 each Report M Poland 0–3 (2f), R Murtagh, M Clarke (1f) 0–2 each, K McKernan, C Murdock (1 '45'), P Fitzpatrick, C Laverty, D Hughes, D Rooney, A Branagan, C Garvey 0–1 each.
Páirc Uí Rinn, Cork
Referee: D Fahy (Longford)

19 March 2011
Down 1–16 – 0–11 Monaghan
M Clarke 1–4 (1–0 pen, 3f), P McComiskey 0–3, D Rooney, D Hughes, M Poland 0–2 each, B Coulter, A Carr, C Maginn 0–1 each. Report P Finlay 0–8 (6f), C McManus 0–2 (1f), C Galligan 0–1.
Páirc Esler, Newry
Referee: David Coldrick (Meath)

2 April 2011
Dublin 2–10 – 0–13 Down
P Flynn 1–1, A Brogan 1–1 T Quinn 0–4 (3f), D Connolly, B Cahill, B Cullen, B Brogan 0–1 each. Report M Clarke 0–3 (3f), P McComiskey, B Coulter, D Hughes 0–2 each, M Poland, P Fitzpatrick, K McKernan, C Maginn 0–1 each.
Croke Park, Dublin
Referee: Syl Doyle (Wexford)

10 April 2011
Kerry 1–13 – 1–11 Down
Darran O'Sullivan 1–2, B Sheehan 0–4 (3f), C Cooper 0–3 (1f), Declan O'Sullivan 0–2, A Maher, K Donaghy 0–1 each Report M Poland 0–5 (4f) B Coulter 1–0, M Clarke 0–3 (1f), J Colgan, C Maginn, C Garvey 0–1 each.
FitzGerald Stadium, Kilarney
Referee: R Hickey (Clare)

Ulster Senior Football Championship[edit]

The draw for the 2011 Ulster Senior Football Championship took place on 7 October 2010.

Squad[edit]

Declan Alder, Aidan Branagan, Aidan Carr, Martin Clarke James Colgan, Brendan Coulter, Mark Doran, Liam Doyle, Kevin Duffin, Peter Fitzpatrick, Conor Garvey, Dan Gordan, Michael Magee, Conor Maginn, Kevin McKernan, Anton McArdle, Brendan McArdle, John McAreavey, Daniel McCartan, Eoin McCartan, Gerard McCartan, Paul McComiskey, Paul McPolin, Brendan McVeigh, Cathal Murdock, Sean Murdock, Paul Murphy, Ronan Murtagh, Darren O'Hagan, Conor Poland, Mark Poland, Damien Rafferty, Ambrose Rodgers, Declan Rooney, Caolan Mooney

Fixtures[edit]

Date Home Score Away Ground
28 May Armagh 1–15 v 1–10 Down Athletic Grounds, Armagh

Rounds[edit]

Preliminary Round Quarter-finals Semi-finals Ulster final
      
          Derry 1–18  
          Fermanagh 1–10  
            Derry 3–14  
            Armagh 1–11  
          Armagh 1–15  
          Down 1–10  
            Derry 0–08
            Donegal 1–11
          Tyrone 1–13  
          Monaghan 1–11  
            Tyrone 0–9  
            Donegal 2–6  
          Cavan 1–8       
 Donegal 1–10      Donegal 2–14       
 Antrim 0–7  

Matches[edit]

28 May 2011
7:30 pm
Quarter Final
Armagh 1–15 – 1–10 Down
J Clarke 1–2, A Kernan 0–5 (3f), BJ Padden 0–3, M Mackin 0–2, K Dyas, T Kernan S McDonnell (f) 0–1 each Report M Clarke 0–5 (4f), M Poland 1–1, P McComiskey 0–2, D Rooney, D Hughes 0–1 each.
Athletic Grounds, Armagh
Attendance: 13,107
Referee: C Reilly (Meath)

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship[edit]

Qualifiers[edit]

25 June 2011
3:00 pm
Round 1
Clare 1–12 – 1–13 Down
D Tubridy 0–4 (3f), T Ryan 1–0, J Dowling, G Quinlan 0–2 each, A Clohessy, John Hayes, G Brennan, M Tubridy 0–1 each Report C Laverty 1–3, P McComiskey 0–4 (2f), M Clarke 0–2 (2fs), B McArdle, C Mooney, M Poland, B Coulter 0–1 each
Cusack Park, Ennis
Attendance: 1,640
Referee: P O'Sullivan (Kerry)

9 July 2011
3:00 pm
Round 2
Down 1–16 – 1–08 Leitrim
B Coulter 0–7, M Clarke 1–2 (1-0pen, 1'45), C Laverty, M Poland (1f) 0–2 each, K McKernan, L Doyle, P Fitzpatrick 0–1 each Report A Croal 1–1, E Mulligan 0–3 (3fs), R Lowe, B McDonald, J Glancy, C Kelly 0–1 each
Páirc Esler, Newry
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: M Sludden (Tyrone)

16 July 2011
7.00 pm
Round 3
Antrim 0–10 – 3–13 Down
B Herron, K Niblock, P Cunnighan (2f) 0–2 each, G O'Boyle, D O'Hagan, J Crozier, T McCann ('45') 0–1 each Report M Clarke 1–4 (3f, 1 '45'), M Poland 0–4 (4f), C Laverty, C Mooney 1–0 each, B Coulter 0–2, A Branagan, K McKernan, P McComiskey 0–1 each
Casement Park, Belfast
Referee: Padraig Hughes (Armagh)

23 July 2011
6:00 pm
Round 4
Down 0–14 – 2–20 Cork
M Clarke 0–3 (2f), B Coulter, P McComiskey 0–2 each, C Garvey, C Maginn, D Hughes, M Poland, K McKernan, A Rogers, C Laverty 0–1 each Report D O'Connor 1–7 (4f), F Goold 1–2, P Kerrigan 0–3, P Kelly 0–2, D Goulding 0–1 (1f), P Kissane, P O'Neill, G Canty, A Walsh, J Miskella 0–1 each
Croke Park, Dublin
Referee: M Duffy (Sligo)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/northern_ireland/gaelic_games/9350816.stm | Dr McKenna Cup games off because of frozen pitches
  2. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/northern_ireland/gaelic_games/9370615.stm | Two Dr McKenna Cup matches moved to Sunday