Fermanagh musicians excel in Mullingar!


By Mark McGoldrick SHAUNEEN Maguire and Odhran Harbinson were the big winners at the All-Ireland Fleadh in Mullingar which took place at the weekend. Maguire, from Comhaltas Derrylin, took first place in the over-18 piano accordion competition, winning the ‘Christopher Niland Cup’. Derrygonnelly’s Harbinson, meanwhile, was part of the 15-18 Ceilidh Band, under the leadership of […]


Cool and calm..Sports Personality winner Rory Gallagher


“You gotta roll with it, you gotta take your time, you gotta say what you say, don’t let anybody get in your way.” The famous and very apt Oasis lyrics sprung to mind when I asked Rory Gallagher about the hype and hysteria surrounding his Derry team, as they prepare for this Saturday’s All Ireland semi-final […]


Thank you… Terina takes part in walking challenge!


By Mark McGoldrick IN May 2021, the people of Fermanagh were touched when then three-year old James Cox took part in a mammoth walking challenge to raise money for the Children’s Heartbeat Trust. Shortly after he was born, James was diagnosed with a hole in his heart, along with several other abnormalities and problems to […]


Former Armagh GAA star McConville talks in Belleek


  EX ARMAGH star Oisin McConville has spoken movingly of how he was on the brink of committing suicide on the lonely streets of London in 2003, as his gambling addiction spiralled out of control-at a moving public talk in the Wark Hall Belleek. In his own frank way, he told the audience: “I was a compulsive gambler […]