Mid Summer kick off on the cards


  GAA fans across the country were given a grateful boost on Friday when it was revealed that action looks set to return to the playing field in coming weeks. Shay Bannon, Chairman of the GAA Advisory Group, released a 15-page ‘Safe Return to Gaelic Games’ document outlining the road ahead and how the GAA […]


Boho kids show cattle dealing skills


ONE of the most lonesome aspects of the school closures for one local school, during the Covid pandenmic was that the children had to leave their pet calves, who they had been feeding and rearing for market! Killyhommon Primary School, Boho, is in the heart of a farming community, and has always had visits from […]


Gawley kicks target time into touch during fundrais


  LYLE Gawley raised over £2,000 for the Aisling Centre in Enniskillen after blitzing his kickathon challenge on Wednesday of last week. The Fermanagh Ju Jitsu Club sensei had hoped to complete 2000 kicks in around two hours but he surprised himself by finishing his task in half that time. Gawley, who is a 6th […]


Rotary Club doing their bit in Covid fight


GIVING back to the community has always been a special trait of the Rotary Club and this week the Enniskillen branch took the opportunity to express its gratitude to the many who have supported them over the past 12 months. “I thank you for your continuing support of our work,” acknowledged Heather Ellis, Rotary President […]


Death of well-known Enniskillen resident


    The death has taken place of a well known and respected Hillview resident after a short illness. Liam Masterson, from Hillview Park, Enniskillen, died in the South West Acute Hospital on May 14. Originally from Monea, he was the son of Terence and Maggie Masterson. He received his early education at the local […]


First Fermanagh’s moving ahead with ambitious plans for complex


  The residents of Newtownbutler may have noticed a lot of activity around the GAA ground on the outskirts of the village over the past few weeks. The experts at Prunty Pitches have been busy working on phase 2 of the club’s ambitious development plans. This phase involves digging and levelling off the foundation of […]


Small county, but we’re thinking big


THE numbers in Fermanagh may be small compared to most counties, but the thinking is big – and innovative too. Shaun Doherty, the county’s current Football co-ordinator, said that while having just 23 clubs does create hurdles, the Erne county are no longer prepared to accept the ‘plucky Fermanagh’ tag when they come up against […]


Getting Creative in Covid – the Royal presents radio play


Under normal circumstances, Enniskillen Royal Grammar school’s Junior Drama Club would be in the throes of rehearsing during lunch and after school for their annual summer production.     Not one to be deterred by a global pandemic,  drama teacher and Junior Drama Club director, Mrs McDowell came up with the creative idea of writing […]


Stafford offered new Linfield deal


  MARK Stafford admits he was pleasantly surprised to be offered a new contract at Linfield especially during lockdown. The Ballinamallard man has signed a one year extension which will keep him at Windsor Park until the end of the 2020-21 season. The offer of a new contract will be viewed as just reward for […]


Community mourns death of former teacher


The community of Fivemiletown is mourning the death of one of its former teachers. Wallace Lambert, the former vice-principal of Fivemiletown College and a great supporter of the school was on the Board of Governors until recently and would have featured heavily in the 60th anniversary celebrations of the college scheduled for later this year. […]