Horan hopes to climb the Hogan steps once more

THE last time Brandon Horan played in Croke Park, it was the most memorable of days. The 2019 Hogan Cup winning captain became the first St Michael’s player to lift the trophy for the college, on that historic April afternoon. His memories of that special day in Croke Park are still fresh in his mind; “I […]

Donnelly urging his players to ‘express themselves’

As the final whistle sounded Kieran Donnelly and Ger Treacy embraced and you could see what this win meant to them. Division Three was always going to be a tough task but on Sunday afternoon, Fermanagh topped the table with 12 points, after six wins from seven games. Before a ball was thrown in at […]

‘Full focus’ on producing a performance against Cavan

‘Character’, ‘focus’ and ‘performance’ – they are just a few of the keywords Fermanagh manager Kieran Donnelly used as he reflected on the Westmeath game and looks ahead to Cavan this weekend. Fermanagh once again showed great character to stave off a second half Westmeath comeback and keep themselves in promotion contention. A win or […]

Donnelly prepares for their toughest challenge

A win on Saturday against Westmeath would be a huge step towards promotion for Fermanagh, with one more round left to play against Cavan on March 26. It’s all ifs and buts though as the league permutations continue to unfold. Offaly and Down can still mathematically challenge for promotion but there’s no point getting entangled […]

McCaffrey making his mark at senior level

When St Michael’s won their first-ever Hogan Cup in 2019, Ronan McCaffrey was 15, but he was in Dom Corrigan’s squad. Four years later and he’s cutting it at senior county level and looking and sounding like a player who has been pulling on the Fermanagh jersey for many a year. After making his senior intercounty debut […]

O’Rourke – doing it his own way

After 32 years teaching PE at St Joseph’s College, Malachy O’Rourke decided his term was up last June as he waved goodbye to the one and only school he has ever taught in and looked forward to his early retirement. O’Rourke turned 56 a few weeks ago and is relishing his time away from the […]

‘Jarlath is a man for his time’ says Peter Quinn

When Peter Quinn received his badge of office in April 1991, at the age of 47, there was much anticipation that Quinn would be a visionary for the Association. The Teemore man was the 31st President of the GAA and almost a fortnight ago, Jarlath Burns was elected the 41st President. Burns becomes the first person from […]

Cullen back in the game

LEE Cullen last played for Fermanagh against Meath in the 2019 league campaign but you could hardly tell the Belnaleck man hasn’t played at this level for almost four years. Cullen returned from Australia in December and started at full back against Down at the weekend. He picked up their danger man Pat Havern and kept him to one […]

Messages of support for Dane after brain haemorrhage

Ireland scrum-half Kathryn Dane has revealed on social media that she suffered a brain haemorrhage three months ago at training. The 26 year-old Enniskillen woman said in her post; “Luckily the IRFU medical team were close at hand to respond immediately and get me the care I needed.” Dane won 23 Ireland caps since she […]

Clarke says they’ll give ‘maximum respect’ to Fermanagh

Down were in the doldrums last year. They suffered relegation from division two after putting just one league point on the board, then were hammered by Monaghan in Ulster, before suffering a nine-point defeat to Cavan in the Tailteann Cup. With the hopes for 2022 also went their manager James McCartan. It was ‘Wee’ James’s […]