Down fans travel to All-Ireland final

THOUSANDS of Down GAA fans are this morning making their way down to Croke Park for today's All-Ireland senior football final clash with Cork.

Tickets are at a premium for the game at Croke Park as Down aim for a sixth Sam Maguire trophy.

This will be the first time the two teams have met in the final.

Police on both sides of the border will mount a joint road safety operation and have urged fans to drive with care.

For Cork, today's game will represent their third final in four years. They last won the trophy in 1990.

Down have reached the final on five other occasions since the first All-Ireland Championship in 1887.

They have won won the cup in each final appearance, with their last victory coming in 1994.