Abigail’s primed and ready for Miss NI bid

WITH just over two weeks to go until the final of the Miss Northern Ireland contest, Abigail Parkinson admits it would be “amazing” if she was to win the Miss NI crown at the annual beauty pagent. “It is actually hard to believe that the competition is now so close as my heat was back […]

McPhillips family ‘touched’ at support of local community

  Ray of Hope’ weekend to remember Mickey McPhillips is a huge success with talks, walks and music. JUST a few days on since the completion of the ‘Ray of Hope’ weekend in memory of Mickey McPhillips, the immediate and extended McPhillips family are still overwhelmed at how ‘kind’ the local community have been in […]

Gilroy braced for tough O’Dwyers test

The long awaited 2020 Junior Championship final has finally arrived and after a 11 month wait due to Covid postponements, the game has been refixed for Brewster Park this Saturday evening at 7pm.   Aiden Gilroy and the Derrylin O’Connell’s have a chance to put the record straight and end their seven year wait for […]

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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 […]