Garrity set for fundraising gig

ENNISKILLEN singer John Garrity is set to take centre stage in Mulligan’s Bar in Newtownbutler on Saturday as part of a fundraiser for the Community Development Association. Headed up by chairman Paul McLoughlin, the Newtownbutler Community Development Association is aiming to make the local play part in the town more inclusive for children living with […]

Billy’s ‘Boule’d’ over by pétanque interest

WHILE many grassroots sports were suffering as a result of the Covid-19 lockdowns, the game of pétanque rose to prominence in South Fermanagh and across the country. First played in the French region of Provence in the 1900s, petanque, better known as boules, became the adopted sport of the then revolutionising country. In later years, […]

Tumbling Paddies make Rose of Tralee debut

JOHN McCann said that the Tumbling Paddies were ‘very humbled’ to be able to perform at the hugely popular Rose of Tralee International Festival. Held at the ‘Dome’ in the county town of Kerry, the Fermanagh band was the main act at the festival, which saw Róisín Wiley from New York named as the 2023 ‘Rose […]

Apprenticeships could ease stress on local students

FOLLOWING on from last Thursday’s A-Level results day, many students across the county are now left with the unenviable task of deciding where their future lies and what courses they’ll study at university. One of Enniskillen’s leading accountancy firms is urging school leavers to consider following an apprenticeship route which could help ease the ‘difficult […]

Quigley pleased to bring trophy ‘back home’

ROSLEA joint-captain Seán Quigley admitted the Shamrocks got the ‘rub of the green’ after they ended their nine-year wait for silverware on Sunday. Two goals in the last six minutes were key for Ciaran Murphy’s team and Quigley, who kicked six points for his side, was very pleased with the character and resilience shown by his teammates. […]

Doctor Ciara enjoys her ‘invaluable’ Zambia trip

A FOURTH year medical student has said she is ‘very grateful’ after she spent a four week placement in Lusaka providing life-saving help and support to the Zambian people. Earlier this month, Ciara McCaffrey from Teemore travelled to the African country with two of her classmates and the medical support organisation i4Life. It was a […]

League titles are up for grabs on Sunday

THE flags will be flying and a large crowd is expected to turn out to Brewster Park on Sunday for the Fermanagh Senior Football League Division One and Division Two Finals. At 2pm, the action will begin when Sid Mulrone’s Devenish St Mary’s take on Roslea Shamrocks, managed by Monaghan man Ciaran Murphy, in the […]

Murphy wants to bring silverware to Roslea

IN his first year in charge, Killaney native Ciaran Murphy has guided Roslea to the Division Two League Final and promotion back to the top division. The Monaghan man, who took over from Ballygawley’s Eamon Kavanagh in April, says that securing one of the top two spots in the league was always his main goal and […]

‘We must play to our full potential’

DEVENISH boss Sid Mulrone is hoping a win on Sunday in the Division Two League Final will act as a ‘springboard’ for the Garrison men as they aim to make their mark in the upcoming Senior Football Championship. The St Mary’s men have been the standout team in the Second Division, topping the table with […]