‘It’s within our hands now,’ says captain Flanagan

DERRYGONNELLY captain Erin Flanagan may not be playing in Sunday’s Ulster final, but she’ll kick every ball on the sideline and encourage her teammates to make the most of their opportunity. The Harps captain is currently recovering from a cruciate ligament injury and has been unable to play in the championship campaign. She admits that […]

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Plans in place for St Mary’s 200th anniversary

THE parish and community in Maguiresbridge is a hub of activity and hype as plans are finalised to celebrate the 200th anniversary of St Mary’s Church and its founding priest, Fr Andrew McGonnell. Fr McGonnell is somewhat of an ‘illusive figure’, with little known of his background and journey to becoming the curate in Maguiresbridge. […]

A win on Sunday would top the lot for Mullin

IT has been a whirlwind two years for Erne Gaels captain Brian Mullin. Last year Mullin returned home after three years in London and within a few months of being back in the black and yellow jersey, he captained Erne Gaels to the intermediate championship title in the most dramatic of finishes in Brewster Park […]

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O’Brien out to make his mark with Devenish

FIONAN O’Brien wasn’t born the last time that Devenish got their hands on a championship title. On Saturday, the 19-year-old will have a leading role to play as the St Mary’s men bid to end their 26-year wait for glory. Devenish beat Lisnaskea by two points in the 1996 senior final. “I’ve never seen Devenish […]

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Young Ukrainian Makar signs for Ballinamallard

A 13-year-old Ukrainian refugee has settled into his new home and has signed up to play with Ballinamallard United. Maker Marynoshenko, his mother Kristina, and his 16-year-old brother Diomid fled Bucha, Kyiv, following a spate of bombings in the area. The family arrived in the North in May and were taken in by Una and […]

Gerry’s tales features in GAA Grassroots book!

A LOCAL journalist has shared his favourites memories of GAA activities in Fermanagh and Donegal in a recently published book. ‘Grassroots: The Second Half’ is a collection of memories over 150 years by renowned author PJ Cunningham. Belleek journalist, poet and author, Gerry McLaughlin, includes extracts of one of his poems, ‘When a bit of […]

McConkey ready for ‘biggest challenge so far’

Harry McConkey is readying his players for their ‘biggest challenge of the season so far’ when they take on second placed Annagh United on Saturday. Ballinamallard sit six points adrift of Annagh and McConkey knows that his players need to be on the top of their game if they are to take all three points […]

Can Enniskillen turn the tables on Derrygonnelly?

Eleven months may have passed, but the memory of last year’s senior championship final defeat still hurts in the minds of the Enniskillen players, management and supporters. The Gaels lost out to rivals Derrygonnelly by nine-points in the decider before the Harps went on a memorable run to the Ulster Club final. Prior to that, Enniskillen […]

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