Carryduff (@1.66) vs Bredagh (@2.5)

Our Prediction:

Carryduff will win

Carryduff – Bredagh Match Prediction | 23-08-2019

Bredagh played in fits and starts with first half goals from Cormac and Conal O'Rawe and second half majors from Cormac O'Rawe and Benny Hasson keeping the harps in the contest. Darragh Cross were the better side for a good part of the game. Reduced to 14 men just before the interval, the home team certainly didn't look depleted in the second half as they showed grit and determination to take a deserved lead in the closing stages.

A brilliant save by Sean Armstrong thwarted an attempted goal chance from Bryansford with 5 minutes left on the clock, but that was as close as they got hitting a major in the game. The sides exchanged points in the opening minutes of the second, the Bredagh point coming from the boot of the industrious Conor Kelly. The Bredagh lads kept their composure and, the introduction fresh legs from substitutes Benny Hasson, Joe Sheilds and Sean McGourty, eventually saw the city men work their first score after a 15 minute drought. The next 15 minutes saw Bryansford work their way back into the game with 5 unanswered points leaving the scoreline at 1-08 to 0-10 going into the final 10 minutes of the game. A pointed free from Kealan Devlin was followed 2 minutes later with a well finished goal from Sean Blaney providing a bit of breathing space going into the final minutes. Two points from Bryansford and a well taken point by Joe Sheilds closed out the scoring as referee Oliver Burke sounded the final whistle to bring an end to proceedings in an entertaining and competitive championship fixture.

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South Down then competed in the 2008 Nicky Rackard Cup and in the Lory Meagher Cup until 2011. The new team competed in the 2008 National Hurling League, recording their first win by beating Cavan at Ballela, scoring 4-15 to Cavan's 0-9. excluding the Ards peninsula) would compete in parallel to the main Down team,[3] to encourage hurling in an area of growing population where the game has not been strong.[4] While players from all of Down were eligible for the main Down team, Ards players could not play for South Down. In 2007, the GAA announced that a hurling team from "South Down" (i.e.


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Four Down hurling clubs, Ballycran, Ballygalget, Portaferry and Bredagh play in the Antrim League. Down played in the Leinster Minor Hurling Championship for three years in the 1970s, even playing Antrim in an unusual Leinster semi-final in Croke Park in 1979. Ballygalget, Portaferry and Ballycran play in Antrim Div 1 while Bredagh play in Div 3. The first two used the experience to win Ulster Senior Club Hurling Championships. Although Down had not won the All Ireland B championship in four final appearances, when the Ulster Senior hurling championship was revived Down won titles in 1992, 1995 and 1997, losing the All Ireland semi-finals by 14, 11 and 16 points.Down beat Kilkenny in 1993 in a division 1 match 1-12 to 1-11.

McCabeis currently ruled out with a broken jaw sustained against Mayo in late June, while the versatile and lively Daniel Guinness is in the USA, with the Boston McAnespie's club. The current Down side has included Bredagh's Conor Francis and Donal Hughes, although the latter is away at present,while the Carryduff contingent has comprised Daniel and James Guinness, goalkeeper Mark Hynes, and Owen McCabe.

They took the 1959 Ulster title with six inter-changeable forwards who introduced off-the-ball running and oddities such as track-suits. In 1994 Mickey Linden sent James McCartan in for a goal directly under Hill 16 which silenced Dublin and helped them claim their fifth title. Despite a famous prediction that Down would go on to win three in a row, the county took twenty years to regain its status. Down was not regarded as a Gaelic stronghold when Queen's University won the 1958 Sigerson Cup, and some of its leading players turned their thoughts to Down's inter-county dilemma. When Down played Offaly in 1961 they set a record attendance of 90,556 for a GAA game. Down teams through the years have played with great emphasis on attack often leading to the neglect of the defence. The 71,573 who watched them play Kerry in 1961 still stands as a record for an All-Ireland semi-final. In that three-year period their loyal supporters smashed every attendance record in the book. In 1960 two goals in a three minute period from James McCartan and Paddy Doherty helped beat Kerry, who were almost completely unbeaten at the time, and which brought to an end the Kerry football regime for a few years, and they beat Offaly by a point in 1961 in a tremendous match that featured five first half goals. This system has cost Down teams in the past 10 years or so with the introduction of more negative tactics to quell forward lines with a massive emphasis on the blanket defence. Against Dublin in the 1964 National League final a record 70,125 showed up. In 1968 Down beat Kerry with Sean O'Neill and John Murphy goals, again in a two-minute spell. In 1991 they surprised favourites Meath, Barry Breen giving them the goal that sent them into a lead of eleven points with 20 minutes to go, too far even for Meath.

On a wet and boggy pitch the game ended in a draw, some would say luckily enough for Bredagh. Used Cars NI sponsored Bredagh men's senior footballers travelled to Darragh Cross on Friday evening for their 16th league game of the season. A Cormac Hughes free in last kick of the game gave the visitors an equalising point and a huge sigh of relief.


With no losses in five appearances in All Ireland finals, Down have got a reputation for rising to the big occasion. Kitted out in their distinctive red and black, their massive fan base has been responsible for some of the largest match attendances in GAA history. Although in the last fifteen years they have been going through a very barren patch at senior level, despite various successes at underage level.