Skins secure place in historic All Ireland Cup Final

Sixteen teams began their quest for All Ireland Junior Cup glory in October and on Saturday, Enniskillen and Clogher Valley were the last two standing, as they booked their place in the showpiece decider at the end of the month. It’s a first-ever final appearance for Enniskillen and Skins coach Stephen Welsh says ‘it’s massive’ […]

Little rest for Fermanagh footballers over Christmas

AS many of us turn our attention to Christmas festivities, Kieran Donnelly and Fermanagh footballers have one eye on the Dr McKenna Cup which gets underway in January. The draw last week saw the Erne men pitted with Tyrone and Derry in Group B and Donnelly is relishing playing two of the best teams in Ulster; […]

Local athletes honoured at Ulster Award Ceremony

THERE was a good turnout of athletes for the 2021 Ulster Star Awards held in the Bayview Hotel, Killybegs, on Friday night. Awards on the night were presented to boys and girls from each county in the 12-15 and 16-19 years age categories, based on performances at provincial level across the board in cross country, […]

Donnelly prepares for new season

WITH the National League dates provisionally confirmed for next year, Fermanagh manager Kieran Donnelly has his sights well and truly set on the opener against Longford, in Brewster Park, which is set to be played on Saturday, January 28. “It’s a tough opener with Longford and they’re all tough. It’s a very competitive division, even […]

Daly welcomes back experienced players

Fermanagh ladies were back training last week and it’s a much-strengthened panel James Daly has at his disposal. The return of Kinawley players, Roísín O’Reilly, Erin and Courteney Murphy, and Devenish’s Aisling Maguire, following their departure from the panel last year is a massive plus for Daly. The return of Kinawley sisters, Danielle and Lisa Maguire from Australia […]

Bradley respects but doesn’t fear All-Ireland champions

With the final training session before Saaturday’s big game completed on Wednesday night, Enniskillen Gaels manager Simon Bradley says they have the utmost respect for their Kilcoo opponents but will not fear them when they play off for a place in the Ulster final. “We definitely respect them,” he said. “They’re All Ireland champions, full […]

McCartney continues to make waves

FROM a young age, Ellie McCartney showed signs of being something special in the pool. Affectionately nicknamed ‘Bob’ by her family because of the way she’d bob up and down doing lengths as a youngster, 17-year-old McCartney is most certainly fulfilling her potential. From her father Terry teaching her to swim at 4 years of […]

Wait over for captain O’Callaghan

“IT’S been a long time coming, a long, long time coming,” said a relieved Richard O’Callaghan, after he lifted the New York Cup on Sunday afternoon. It’s 16 years since the county town side lifted the trophy and it was clear to see what this one meant to players and supporters alike. The Gaels skipper […]

Love eager for team to grab more glory

AT 21 years of age, corner forward Conor Love is one of the most exciting prospects on the Fermanagh football scene. After producing throughout the championship, the pacey attacker once again delivered for his club on Sunday afternoon, banging in two goals and a point for his team on their way to victory. Love was […]

Spooktacular ready to celebrate anniversary in style

IT’S back! The biggest nighttime race in Ireland makes a welcome return to the streets of Enniskillen this Friday night. The Spooktacular, organised by Enniskillen Running Club, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and the committee is pulling out all the stops to make this the biggest and best event to date. After a […]