Ballinamallard book place in Harry Cavan Cup Final

Ballinamallard Utd 2 Maiden City 1 TWO first half goals by Ben Arnold and Dylan Boyle was enough to see off Maiden City in the semi-final of the Harry Cavan Youth Cup, on Wednesday night. Ryan Beacom’s Ballinamallard side will now play Cliftonville Strollers in the final. Ballinamallard United: Nathan Hunter; Alex Brownlee (Ben Arnold 26); […]

Mallards enjoy North West Senior Cup success

Coleraine 1 Ballinamallard Utd 4 A hat-trick from Patrick Ferry in Tuesday evening’s North West Senior Cup Final helped Ballinamallard deliver their second-ever win in the competition. After losing last year’s decider to Dergview, Harry McConkey’s side enjoyed a comfortable win at The Showgrounds. Coleraine is the most successful team in the history of this […]

November Sports Personality winner; Robert Baloucoune

Ten years ago Robert Baloucoune took up the game of rugby with Enniskillen and what a decade it has been. The Ulster and Ireland winger has been tipped by many as one of the great Irish prospects. Former Ireland skipper Willie Anderson, who worked with Baloucoune at the Ulster Academy sees massive potential in the […]

Carleton hoping to hit new heights in his final season

You’d need to have a calm head and a cool demeanour to do what Enniskillen skipper James Carleton does day in and day out. Sometimes scaling heights of 40 ft plus, the tree surgeon is taking Saturday’s final against Clogher Valley in his stride. “I don’t feel nervous about this final and I’ve confidence in […]

Drumquin Utd charged with abandonment of Rovers game

At a meeting of the Fermanagh and Western disciplinary committee last night, Drumquin Utd has been charged with the abandonment of the Division Three match against Lisnaskea Rovers on January 14.  Fermanagh and Western chairman, Neil Jardin confirmed that the Drumquin club has been fined £200 and the game will now be replayed at a […]

Enniskillen duo make McWilliams’ 43-player squad

Enniskillen players Sophie Barrett and India Daley have been called into a 43-player squad for the inaugural Celtic Challenge competition. Ireland Head Coach Greg McWilliams named his Combined Provinces squad on Monday. Eighteen year-old Barrett said she wasn’t expecting the call-up; “It’s really good to get picked for it, it’s high-level rugby, so it’ll be […]

Welsh eyeing top-four finish for Skins

ENNISKILLEN coach, Stephen Welsh says their eyes are still on a top four finish and it would be disappointing to finish outside that this season. Last weekend, Enniskillen put four points on the board but ideally Welsh says they would’ve liked that to have been five, but on a day where weather conditions were far from […]

Hugs for Helen to say a massive ‘thank you’

IT was his fifth goal this season and no sooner had John Edgar hit the back of the net than he was over celebrating with one lady in particular, Helen Hurst, the Ballinamallard chef. As Edgar explained, Helen is one of the many who work tirelessly in the background for the team; “Helen and Wendy […]

Bothwell bids to get the cup and league balance right

After being well in control of the first half, Clogher Valley had their supporters and management on tenterhooks in the closing stages of Saturday’s semi-final against Munster side Newcastle West. In the end, it was a one-point win but it’s all they needed as the reigning champions booked their place in this year’s All Ireland […]

‘Best days of our lives’ recalls Smyth

As a wee girl that kicked about at Sunday morning football in Canon Maguire Park with a pair of mouldies and idolised Derrygonnelly and Fermanagh player Adele Gallagher, Eimear Smyth vividly recalls her earliest football memory; “I remember being so jealous of everyone who had metal studs because they made noise on the tarmac,” she laughs. […]