Peter Quinn-a family man and a football man

In the second of Peter Quinn’s two-part interview, he talks about life on and off the football pitch. A life brimming with highs and some lows too has made him the man he is today.    Have you changed over the years, Peter?   “Indeed I have, thankfully” he laughs. “I’m not as hot-headed as […]

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GAA to receive over £750,000 from Sport NI fund

Fermanagh GAA is set to receive a very handsome sum of £751,279 from the Sport NI Sports Sustainability Fund. The scheme which was set up in December to support sports clubs through the ongoing pandemic announced £10.5 million additional funding for the sporting sector bringing the total investment through this specefic fund to £22.4 million.  […]

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Peter Quinn- A dreamer and believer

30 years ago Peter Quinn became the 30th president of the GAA. His time in office left a lasting legacy and now as he enjoys retirement as a grandfather of five, in an exclusive two-part interview, he talks  about his presidency, playing days, family life and faith, amongst other things.    March, 1991 and Teemore […]

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Fermanagh duo named in Ireland squad

Fermanagh’s Kathryn Dane and Claire Boles have been named on a 35-player panel for the Women’s Six Nations.   Adam Griggs named his squad on Tuesday afternoon and Dane and Boles are two of four Ulster players who made the cut.    Boles earned her first senior cap in 2019 Six Nations campaign against Scotland […]

Cheltenham is the dream for jockey Ryan Treacy

Always synonymous with St Patrick’s Day is the Cheltenham Festival.  In normal times, thousands of Irish horse racing enthusiasts would descend upon the Gloucestershire town for the pinnacle of National Hunt racing calendar.   This year it’s different though and punters and racing fans alike will watch on from afar.   For Fermanagh jockey, Ryan […]

It’s game on as sport is set to return

FOLLOWING the much anticipated announcement by the NI Executive that outdoor sport will slowly return. Golfers can get back on those greens from April 1 under the guideline that ‘outdoor gatherings in a public space allow 10 people from two households, to allow some sporting activity’ and ‘sports training can resume in groups of up […]

Rugby World Cup postponement is ‘gutting’ says Dane

IT’S Friday afternoon and most people are gearing up for a restful weekend but that’s far from the  case for Enniskillen woman Kathryn Dane.   The Ireland rugby international has many plates spinning at the moment. She is undertaking a PhD at Trinity College, Dublin, a physiotherapy internship with Leinster as well as two training […]

Fermanagh minor team promote mental health campaign

SO many times over the last year we’ve heard about the damage that this pandemic is having on peoples mental health. The Fermanagh minor football team have decided to turn a negative into a positive with their month-long campaign ‘It’s Not Minor-It Matters’ to raise awareness around the issue of mental health and wellbeing.   […]

Ballinamallard Utd to play in Irish Cup competition

It has been confirmed by Ballinamallard Utd that they will play in this year’s Irish Cup competition which is scheduled to kick-off on 1 May.   Ballinamallard Utd chairman, Tom Elliott told the Fermanagh Herald this morning (Friday) that following their consultation process with players and management, “they would feel reasonably comfortable if they can […]

300 not out

Swanlinbar man Chris Curran played his 300th game for Cliftonville and the ‘Reds’ captain says he will finish his playing days at Solitude.   CHRIS Curran has had  quite a career. At only 15 years-old he was signed by Manchester Utd from Ballinamallard Utd and within two and a half years his life had come […]