Mallards take on Crues in NI Boys’ Cup final

Tomorrow (Monday) Ballinamallard under 11s will travel to the Lurgan Town Arena to play Crusaders in the final of the Northern Ireland Boys Football Association Cup in what is sure to be a great experience for the young players involved. Ballinamallard will face a stiff challenge from the North Belfast club but will be confident […]

Stafford signs for Ballinamallard

BALLINAMALLARD fans favourite Mark Stafford is coming back to where it all began. The former Mallards centre half and captain came up through the youth ranks at Ferney Park and was instrumental in the team’s Championship win and promotion to the Premiership in 2012. 34 year-old Stafford moved from Ballinamallard to Linfield in 2015 and […]

Coulter ready to lead the way

NEIL Coulter knows he has ‘big shoes’ to fill after he was appointed as Michael Kerr’s successor at Enniskillen Rangers. Kerr brought the club huge success during his reign as manager but it’s an opportunity that Coulter is relishing. “One of the boys described it, it’s like David Moyes going in after Alex Ferguson” he […]

Mallards strengthen squad with signings

  BALLINAMALLARD UTD manager Harry McConkey has secured the services of Niall Grace, Ryan Morrow and Dean Curry for the season ahead.   All three players joined the club last August but due to the lack of football the trio never had a chance to impress at Ferney Park.   Curry and Morrow previously played […]

It’s a ‘cruel, cruel game’ says the Mallards manager

DISAPPOINTED Mallards boss Harry McConkey said he “would have just loved there to have been extra-time today” after Saturday’s Irish Cup clash with Dergview finished 2-2 after 90 minutes.   The game was forced  straight to penalties, as stipulated in the rules of this year’s competition.   “I know that might sound like sour grapes […]

Irish Cup: It’s a family affair 

It’s a big weekend for the Curry household as brothers Dean and Stephen prepare for the Irish Cup. But it’s a first round with a difference as there is a Curry in both camps.   Stephen plays for Dergview and Dean lines out for Ballinamallard, so this weekend loyalties will be divided as the two […]

The ‘buzz’ is back at Ferney Park

Last Thursday evening, Ballinamallard Utd were back on the training pitch after the Northern Ireland Executive gave ‘elite’ status to the Irish Cup competition.   Before the 23-player squad could hit the hallowed turf of Ferney Park though, the very important matter of Covid tests had to be carried out on players and coaching staff. […]

Ballinamallard Utd to play in Irish Cup competition

It has been confirmed by Ballinamallard Utd that they will play in this year’s Irish Cup competition which is scheduled to kick-off on 1 May.   Ballinamallard Utd chairman, Tom Elliott told the Fermanagh Herald this morning (Friday) that following their consultation process with players and management, “they would feel reasonably comfortable if they can […]

Irish Cup participation still up in the air

So the show goes on, well according to IFA president David Martin who has declared that his vision for the Irish Cup competition will include all 32 teams in the first round draw.    It’s anticipated that the competition will kick-off on 1st May and come to its conclusion on Friday, 21st May when the […]

Championship gets the chop

THE Northern Ireland Football League (NIFL) has declared the Championship season null and void after 12 clubs voted in favour of the decision on Monday evening. NIFL posted a statement saying,  “The league votes have been considered by the NIFL Board, who have approved the request of the clubs. The 2020/21 NIFL Championship and NIFL […]