Olympic memories that will last a lifetime


By Mark McGoldrick   WHEN my mobile phone rang at 7.45pm on Sunday night it was Sean Crowley calling from his Tokyo hotel room. It was 4am his time and he was still buzzing from the experience of watching Dublin boxer Kellie Harrington win a gold medal on the final day of the Olympic Games. […]


Pupils excel in A-Level results


  POST-16 students across Fermanagh have ‘excelled’ according to their school principals as A2 and AS students received their examination results on Tuesday morning. For the second year running, formal examinations were cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic meaning schools themselves calculated the grades to be awarded to pupils. A third of the pupils in […]


Harps man Niall in the midst of World Cup fever in Qatar


JUST 18-months out from hosting the biggest international footballing tournament on the planet, World Cup fever is already gripping the football fans and local natives of Qatar. The World Cup in Qatar, which is scheduled to commence in November 2022, will be the first ever World Cup to be held in the Arab world and […]


Farry ready to take on Tyrone


Caoilte Farry was the star of the show for the Fermanagh Minors in their Ulster Championship quarter-final victory over Cavan.   Farry was deadly from placed ball and finished the game with a superb seven points,six of those coming from frees.   Farry is not reading too much into his own impressive run of form. […]

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Winning fans,getting goals and winning games-BJ Banda


Just as the NIFL Championship is about to kick off, Ballinamallard’s new striker BJ Banda is a man full of confidence.   With longstanding fan favourite Ryan Campbell opting to join NFC Kesh for the upcoming season, Ballinamallard boss Harry McConkey needed to bolster his attacking forces up front.   The highly rated BJ Banda, […]


From Brewster Park to Old Trafford – A dream come true


Sitting in a hotel room in Surrey, Kieran McKenna was quietly working behind the scenes and putting the final touches to a very testing pre-season campaign for the Manchester United first team.   For the past six years, the Enniskillen native has been working at Manchester United, and in 2018 he was promoted to become […]


Belleek’s Alice continues to educate young Nigerians


AS THE saying goes, ‘true love will travel for as far as you let it’. For Cloghore woman Alice Dina, this saying could never be more fitting. Alice met the love of her life Seni at the American College in Dublin and together the blooming romantics decided to make the audacious trip to Seni’s homeland […]


Katie and Matthew impress at Bolesworth


By Mark McGoldrick   Katie Conlon and her younger brother Matthew are both making their name on the international showjumping stage.   With Katie having recently qualified for the RDS, the duo set off for the Bolesworth International Horse Show last week.   It was Matthew, however, who stole the show, finishing second in his […]


GAA family mourns death of young Monaghan star Duffy


THE GAA family throughout the country this week were left in shock as Monaghan under-20 GAA captain Brendan Óg Duffy was tragically killed in a road crash on Friday night. Just hours earlier, the Monaghan Harps clubman had captained his side to victory in the Ulster under-20 Championship semi-final against Donegal in Brewster Park, Enniskillen. […]


McCaffrey confident Fermanagh will learn from defeat


Ronan McCaffrey was one of the top performers for Fermanagh under-20s on Friday night. The county Minor started at number 13 and chipped in with two superb points, one in either half. Reflecting on the game, McCaffrey admits that his own personal contribution was of little consolation at the full-time whistle. “Of course you are […]