Enniskillen woman is new London mayor!


A FORMER Enniskillen woman has been appointed mayor of the south London borough of Sutton. Trish Fivey (59), has been a Liberal Democrat councillor since 2014. The former St Fanchea’s College student has lived in the borough for almost 40 years, raising her two daughters, Alexandra (30), a dentist, and Lauren (20), a final-year student […]


Police ‘missed catching shop thieves by minutes’


BURGLARS who broke into a shop in Ballinamallard’s main street got away just minutes before the police arrived, it is believed. Now detectives investigating a burglary at the Spar shop and filling station in the village are appealing for information. The culprits broke in around 2am on Monday morning and a considerable amount of damage […]


Devenish College pupils take to a virtual 5K run


WITH normal classes suspended for all pupils since March, the staff of Devenish College have come up with a variety of ideas to keep the pupils active. Skills and fitness challenges have been set for the pupils and these have included a soccer challenge from former pupil and Ballinamallard player Matthew Smyth, a rugby challenge […]


Teemore lads run night and day for a worthy cause


SENIOR players from Teemore Shamrocks recently took on the 4 x 4 x 48 challenge.  Ruairi Maguire, Gerry Quinlan, Damien Lee and Cian McManus took on this grueling USA Navy Seal challenge to raise vital funds for Palliative Care on both sides of the border.  This great cause has done fantastic work for the local […]


‘Rockstar’s’ giving hand to the needy


Profile: Conor McCann What is your greatest strength? A like ability. An optimist and sensible thinking individual who values the importance of having a positive attitude, sense of humour and confidence in one’s self. What is your greatest weakness? Identifying weakness How would you like to be remembered? Speak of me as you have always done, […]


Tenor Andrew getting ready to sing again


    Classical singer Andrew Irwin is finding it strange being at home during the pandemic.   He’s so used to travelling the world performing in concerts that it has taken him time to settle back into good old home life.   But he still has to ‘keep himself in shape’ to resume normal activities […]


Five Minutes with Lorcan McStravick


  Name: Lorcan McStravick   Age: 21   Occupation: Student (Ulster University)   Teams played for: Fermanagh, St Michaels College and St Joseph’s. UUJ, Tempo   Game you most enjoyed playing in? First round senior football Championship match, Tempo v Teemore. I played well. It was my first big game in quite a while since […]


Heartbreaking decision to return home was right for Joa


From preparing for a quarter final in Australia to being on a flight home in the space of days, Joanne Doonan’s Australian adventure was cut dramatically short as the Covid crisis took its toll around the world. Credit to the experienced player and those at the helm of the club the decision to call a […]


Piper was a ‘leading light’ in community


THE death has taken place of a Ballyreagh man who dedicated his life to pipe band music and amateur dramatics. A leading light in both, Pat Murphy from Ballyreagh, Tempo, died at home after a short illness. Aged 81, he spent a lifetime of work dedicated to pipe bands in the region accessing formal training, […]


Too many obstacles for season to restart


  FORMER Balinamallard United manager Whitey Anderson believes there are too many unanswered questions and obstacles for the Danske Bank Premiership and Bluefin Sport Championship to be completed on the field. The Omagh man hopes he is proved wrong but said that because there are so many factors to take into consideration it was going […]