WATCH: Boho singer Maria wows with mash-up of top hits


BOHO singer Maria Cameron’s quickly becoming one of Fermanagh’s leading singers and she’s showcased her vocal talents with a mash-up of a number of hit songs on social media. The Fermanagh singer recently posted a video on Facebook where she’s recorded a version of Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s song ‘Murder on the Dancefloor’, mixed in with Amy Winehouse hit […]


Shock and sadness at sudden death of Kevin McGovern


THE Derrygonnelly community was left shocked and saddened following the death of one of its much loved residents Kevin McGovern. Mr McGovern, formerly of Doagh, passed away suddenly on Sunday, January 21, aged just 49. Born to parents Vera and the late Sean, Mr McGovern was a devoted family man. He was a brother to […]


Double delight for dancing star Aoife


SHE may only be nine years old, but Monea’s Aoife Higgins is quickly becoming a leading light in the Irish dancing scene. Aoife, a member with the Domican Academy of Irish Dancing, enjoyed a fairytale weekend recently, claiming first place at the Dungannon Féis and the East of Ireland Championship. At the weekend, the talented […]


Preparing your garden for bigger and better blooms


AUTUMN is by far the most important season for preparation, as correctly preparing this time of year will allow your garden to bloom much bigger and brighter next summer. There are many different jobs to be done during the run up to Christmas, so today we are going to take a quick glance at some […]


Keeping Kilcoo in range is key, says Jones


KILCOO claimed their 11th Down Championship in 12 years when they dispatched Burren with relative ease just over a fortnight ago. Next, it’s Derrygonnelly’s turn to give them a rattle. The teams last met in the 2021 Ulster Club Final on a day the Harps might prefer to forget. After keeping with the Down men for 15 […]


BREAKING NEWS: Ryder steps down as Erne Gaels manager


AFTER three years in charge, Seamus Ryder has stepped down as Erne Gaels Belleek manager. Ryder, a former player with the Belleek side, led his team to the Fermanagh Intermediate Football Championship title in 2021 and the Mannok Senior Football League Division One trophy in 2022. Under Ryder’s guidance, Erne Gaels also reached two successive […]


GARDENING: Hedging your bets for the season ahead


By Rebecca Gilroy Once October comes around people start to think about hedging, as now is the perfect time to plant a hedge. Hedging is one of my absolute favourite topics and also such a large one to discuss therefore, I was unable to summarise it all up in one week, so there will be […]


Over 300 competitors face the ‘Fear’


THE 10th anniversary of FEARmanagh saw over 330 participants test themselves to the limits around the Cuilcagh Geopark last Saturday. Competitors from the local community, the UK, Ireland, Europe and Australia enjoyed the views around Lough Navar, Magho Cliffs and Big Dog Forest. Edward Kearney from Antrim and Laura O’Driscoll from Louth were named the first male […]


Veteran Jones grateful for ‘days like these’


EXPERIENCED Derrygonnelly defender Michael Jones was delighted to pick up another Division One league title after seeing his side come out the right side of a bruising encounter with Kinawley on Sunday. “It was a tight bruising encounter and both sides really did battle well. We were probably slow enough to get going and we went in at […]


League titles are up for grabs on Sunday


THE flags will be flying and a large crowd is expected to turn out to Brewster Park on Sunday for the Fermanagh Senior Football League Division One and Division Two Finals. At 2pm, the action will begin when Sid Mulrone’s Devenish St Mary’s take on Roslea Shamrocks, managed by Monaghan man Ciaran Murphy, in the […]