Allister gets the ‘red card’ for comments on local GAA clubs


THERE has been animated reaction to comments made by unionist politician, Jim Allister, who recently referred to the villages of Derrygonnelly and Trillick as “obscure places”. The Traditional Unionist Voice (TUV) party leader was invited on radio to discuss the allocation of the Sports NI Sport Sustainability Fund, which was announced last week. While on […]


Young Harry’s ‘egg-cellent’ Covid lockdown venture


By Mark McGoldrick OVER the past 12 months, 10-year old Harry Hoy has turned his love of farming and animals into a profitable business venture. Harry, a Springfield native, has always had a passion for farming and during the Covid-19 lockdowns, Harry, along with some help from his family, has launched his own little egg […]


Dr Glynn urging people to take up vaccine offer


A FERMANAGH-native doctor Caoimhe Glynn received the NHS Covid-19 vaccine last week and she urges people to think carefully about the greater good of getting immunised and the positive impact that this could have on a return to normality should it be able to halt the spread of this deadly virus. Dr Glynn, a Derrygonnelly-native […]


Harps aiming for six


Five times Senior Champions Derrygonnelly Harps will face contenders Ederney St Joseph’s  on Sunday evening in this season’s Championship final.   Harps will be looking for their sixth New York Gold Cup in a row while Ederney will be looking to bridge their 52 year gap.   Joint Harps manager Brandan Rasdale says, “We’ll have […]


Farmers facing into another winter of flooded fields


SOLUTIONS are being sought to address ongoing flooding issues in the Boho and Derrygonnelly area.  Flooding in the area has had an adverse impact on farmers, impacting on both land and livestock.  Local councillor Bernice Swift said DFI Rivers and Road officials recently attended a critical meeting with representative farmers of the Boho and lower […]


£1.6m price for ‘one of the best farms in Fermanagh’


WHAT has been described as ‘one of the best farms in the county’ is up for sale for £1.6million. The extensive farm with high quality facilities and agricultural land in Fermanagh can be sold as whole or in two lots. The 202 acre property at Benmore Road, Coracloon, Churchill, Derrygonnelly, is on the books of […]


Sharpshooter Smyth hopeful for 2020 chances


A mind-blowing individual tally of 12-88 in all competitions last year identified Eimear Smyth as one of the top sharp-shooters of the ladies game and now the Erne star is eagerly looking forward to a return to the pitch. Last week the LGFA confirmed the formats for the 2020 All-Ireland series had been decided with […]


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 […]