Southern shoppers are travelling to Enniskillen to avoid big price hike

EVERYONE loves a bargain, don’t they? As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and the ongoing Brexit sage, prices and costs have never been higher. In the South, prices on groceries, and particularly alcohol beverages have increased, and many Southerners are now crossing the border to counties like Fermanagh to do their weekly shopping. On […]

McCartney calls it a day and takes up coaching role

JAY McCartney, a fans favourite with the Ferney faithful, a leader in the dressing room and versatile on the pitch. McCartney will be missed around Ballinamallard. He joined the club in 2010 and quickly established himself as a first-team regular on the left of midfield. No matter what task he was asked to do, the Sligo […]

Andrea Gordon appointed ladies captain

Fermanagh ladies manager, James Daly has appointed Derrygonnelly player Andrea Gordon as the team captain for the forthcoming season. The Derrygonnelly Harpette, who has never featured on the senior county team before this year, admits it is a great feeling to have been trusted for this prestigious role. “It is a massive honour to captain your county, […]

Category: GAA

No need for motivation in all-Ulster cup final

WHILE the Clogher Rugby fans can enjoy the build up to the All Ireland Junior Cup Final and reminisce about old memories and teams gone by, coach Stephen Bothwell has the toughest job of all on Saturday. The Clogher Valley manager has to ensure that his players ‘play the game and not the occasion’ but […]

‘Relief’ for the hospitality sector following easing of restrictions

THE news that Covid-19 restrictions are set to be relaxed has been warmly welcomed by the hospitality sector and business owners throughout Fermanagh. Last Thursday, the Northern Ireland Executive announced an easing of restrictions which includes an end to table service, no limit in the number of people allowed to sit in restaurants, pubs and […]

Eddie’s helping others deal with their stillborn grief

EDDIE Roofe has put his own pain, grief and suffering to one side in order to try and help others deal with the heartache and misery that comes as a result of a stillbirth. In 2019, Eddie and Emma Roofe were left devastated when their firstborn son, Peter, passed away at childbirth. Having experienced a […]

Rachel’s set to appear on Glór Tíre

DERRYGONNELLY singer Rachel McConnell is set to appear on TG4’s Glór Tire on Tuesday night in the 18th series of the show. The singing sensation is really taking the country music scene by storm and recently appeared in Realta agus Gaolta alongside her brother Fergal. Rachel was selected to be a contestant on the show […]

St Michael’s do their bit for charity

ST Michael’s College has a strong reputation as a College for contributing and supporting people less fortunate and those in need in the local Fermanagh community. As part of its Christmas charitable contribution, the staff and students at St Michael’s raised money for local charity St Vincent de Paul, with all proceeds raised going towards the most […]

Does physical activity really improve your mental health?

Christmas, although it was one a lot different to its predecessors as a result of Covid-19 restrictions, gave people the opportunity to take time out, relax, recover and get ready for another busy year. One sports and fitness expert in the county, however, feels it is time that people get down to business and adopt […]