Keeper Gleeson looking forward to better times


It’s been six years since Donagh and Fermanagh goalkeeper Roisin Gleeson felt her career was over, from training four nights a week at the height of her career to hardly being able to lift a pen or indeed drive a car. Ulcerative colitis was diagnosed after lots of tests and Roisin spent over three months […]


Coping without sport… We all need it to give us a life


The Herald speaks to Harry McConkey, Ballinamallard Utd manager and former physical education teacher, on sport in Fermanagh. How he views the importance of sport in our county, how we are dealing without it and what lies ahead for us. How important has sport been in Fermanagh? “I feel sport is in the very heart […]


Young GAA stars urge everyone to stay ‘positive’


WITH Covid-19 ruling out sporting action for the foreseeable future, this could be a difficult time for a lot of young people as they try to come to terms with this new reality. Some of Fermanagh’s finest young GAA stars have spoken out in an attempt to help people cope with the new situation and […]


Fermanagh lads are safe and well in the Far East


THREE Fermanagh men living and working in Hong Kong have told of their experiences there as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to cause death and suffering worldwide. John Carney, who is a journalist with the South China Morning Post newspaper, has worked in the Asian city for 16 years. But despite being on China’s doorstep where […]


Fermanagh captain’s message to stay safe


WISE WORDS…Fermanagh GAA captain Eoin Donnolly took a short time out of his work as a respiratory physio at the Ulster Hospital, Dundonald, to post a message on social media telling people not to go out in groups and to stay at home. With football on hold the big Coa man will be concentrating his […]


‘All we have now is the stuff that matters’


AS the coronavirus takes grip across the country one of Fermanagh’s best known clerics has admitted he is missing home in this ‘strange and difficult time’. Passionist priest Fr Brian D’Arcy, former rector of the Graan,  and who is now based in Crossgar, Co Down, admitted this week that it is a tough time for […]


‘Odd glass of wine’ secret to long life for Thomas(100)


ENNISKILLEN MAN Thomas McBrien celebrated his 100th birthday this week.  A ‘True Enniskillener’ Thomas was born between the bridges in Water Street in 1920 and has lived in the island town all his life. Today (Wednesday) he celebrates a century with his family and friends in his home in Derrin Road, Cornagrade which has been […]


Man of vision ‘had a huge impact on life in Fermanagh’


MOURNERS at the funeral of Gerry Burns, the former Fermanagh District Council chief executive heard his son John describe him as ‘selfless and kind’, an example to his children in how to love and care for each other. Those words were met with a round of applause by the congregation at the Requiem Mass in […]


Shock as ‘one of a kind’ Gael Malachy dies unexpectedly


The unexpected death of an Enniskillen Gael, described as ‘one of a kind’ has shocked the local community. Malachy McRoe aged 73 years, died on Sunday evening at his Cornagrade Road home. A true Enniskillener, born between the bridges, in Paget Square, he took an active interest in Gaelic games, particularly his first love, Hurling.. After […]