Campbell named Player of the Year for a second time

Ryan Campbell was named Fermanagh and Western Player of the Year for the second time at the annual awards held in the Killyhevlin Hotel on Saturday evening.

Campbell, who scored 31 goals for NFC Kesh in both league and cup games, pipped Enniskillen Rangers midfielder Jake Browne and his team-mate Danny Wilson to the top honour of the night.

The Kesh player-manager is only the second footballer to win the accolade twice having previously lifted the award in the 2021-22 season.
Enniskillen Town United’s Gary Beckett was named best player back-to-back the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons.


Asked what the secret was he said, “I don’t do anything special, the young lads keep me going and active.

“For me age is only a number. If I’m fit and able to keep up with the young boys I’ll keep going as long as I can. I’m glad to be able to do that.

“Obviously after I got married and had the children I’ don’t be out partying as much! It’s a very rare occasion now.

“My wife cooks good dinners and I always have a good packed lunch, and that’s important. I’m eating healthier and at my age you try and look after yourself better, I suppose that’s just experience.”

At Saturday evening’s awards Campbell’s team-mate Danny Wilson was named Young Player of The Year.

Division Two Player of the Year was Omagh Hospitals Craig McSweeney while the top honour in Division Three went to Newtownstewart United’s James Duffy.

For a second consecutive year, Dermot Monaghan was voted Fermanagh and Western Referee of the Year while Liam Shannon was named Young Referee of the Year for a second time.


Not surprisingly, Mercer League champions and Craig Stanfield Junior Cup winners Enniskillen Rangers dominated the Team of the Year selections with five players making the starting 11.

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