It’s obvious Fermanagh hurling manager, Joe Baldwin means business and after drawing Cavan in the  championship during the week, they have upped the anti, and the count down to the start of their competitive season is well and truly underway.     “We’ve only got 15 places and it’s really up to the players, […]

Dane wants to keep momentum going for Qualifiers

The  Six Nations campaign finished with a win at the weekend for scrum-half Kathryn Dane and her Ireland team-mates. A 25-5 victory over Italy secured Ireland third place in the competition after England ran out overall winners following their victory over France.   On Monday afternoon, Dane was feeling the effects of a busy few […]

Irish Cup: It’s a family affair 

It’s a big weekend for the Curry household as brothers Dean and Stephen prepare for the Irish Cup. But it’s a first round with a difference as there is a Curry in both camps.   Stephen plays for Dergview and Dean lines out for Ballinamallard, so this weekend loyalties will be divided as the two […]

Mallards make it 3 wins from 3 friendlies

Ballinamallard Utd have been squeezing in all the game time they can in preparation for their Irish Cup game with Dergview on May 1.   There has been no shortage of goals for the Mallards, having netted 15 goals in three games and only conceding three.    Annagh Utd, Portstewart and Dungannon Swifts have provided […]

Top flight football secured for McGovern and Norwich

NORWICH CITY have won promotion to the Premier League after just one season away. Michael McGovern was instrumental in nets for the Canaries up until late December when a torn hamstring tendon put an end to his participation over the last few months but the Enniskillen keeper is back to full fitness and is excited […]

‘Away to Monaghan is never going to be easy’ McMenamin

FERMANAGH have been drawn to play Monaghan in this year’s Ulster Championship. The draw was made live on the RTE Six One news on Tuesday evening.   Fermanagh avoided the preliminary round of the draw but were dealt an away fixture for the quarter final meeting with neighbours Monaghan.     Fermanagh’s last Ulster Championship […]

Ben McCaffrey is one to watch

SIXTEEN years old and brimming with confidence, not arrogance, just confidence. And why wouldn’t he be. Newtownbutler teenager Ben McCaffrey has already beaten former world champion Michael van Gerwen twice and has recently been endorsed by the Welsh manufacturing company Winmau.   Ben has been coming through the ranks after taking up the sport at […]

Courteney raring to go again

Courteney Murphy will continue as Fermanagh ladies captain for the 2021 season. Murphy was captain last December when Fermanagh won the All Ireland Junior title against Wicklow, but the Kinawley woman was ruled out of that game through injury but delivered a passionate and memorable speech as she lifted the cup in Croke Park, on […]

Super Cup NI cancelled

The 2021 Super Cup NI tournament which was due to kick-off on Sunday July 25 has been cancelled.  A statement from the committee confirmed the news on Monday morning. Tournament chairman, Victor Leonard said “no stone had been left unturned’ in their attempts to stage the competition later this summer.” Covid-19 resulted in last year’s […]

The ‘buzz’ is back at Ferney Park

Last Thursday evening, Ballinamallard Utd were back on the training pitch after the Northern Ireland Executive gave ‘elite’ status to the Irish Cup competition.   Before the 23-player squad could hit the hallowed turf of Ferney Park though, the very important matter of Covid tests had to be carried out on players and coaching staff. […]