Sadness at death of well-known Peter Lunney

THE late Peter Lunney was laid to rest last week at his family’s ancestral grave, in the shadow of Molly Mountain. It was a fitting send-off for Peter, who was born in Molly on April 29, 1960, one of Francis and Josephine Lunney’s large family of ten. Despite being born within the borders of Kinawley parish, he […]

Derrylin trainer Christie’s Cheltenham Festival woe

IT was more heartbreak for Derrylin trainer David Christie at the Cheltenham Festival last week as his much-fancied runner Ferns Lock ruined his chances before a fence had even been jumped. Christie had two runners – Ferns Lock and Ramilles – in last Friday’s St James’s Place Festival Challenge Cup Open Hunters’ Chase, with stable star Ferns Lock a 100/30 second favourite. But […]

David Christie fancies his chances at Cheltenham Races

DERRYLIN trainer David Christie will have three horses running in one race at the Cheltenham Festival next week as he bids to break his duck at the famous meeting. Ferns Lock, Vaucelet and Ramilles will all line up in the St James’s Place Festival Challenge Cup Open Hunters’ Chase next Friday, March 15. Christie saw Winged Leader edged out […]

Encirc road safety campaign tops 1,500 mark

LOCAL glass manufacturer and bottle filler Encirc has donated high-visibility vests and beanie hats to local schools in Fermanagh and has topped the 1,500 mark. Mullanaskea Primary School, Enniskillen and St. Columban’s Primary School in Belcoo were the latest recipients of almost 300 vests and hats. The aim of the campaign is to ensure that school children feel safe […]

Fermanagh road closed due to ‘snow and ice’

THE Police Service of Northern Ireland has confirmed that a Fermanagh road is ‘currently impassable’ due to excess snow and ice lying in the area. “Road users are advised that the Marble Arch Road in Enniskillen is currently impassable due to the snow and ice,” said the PSNI in a statement this morning (Thursday).  “If […]

Encirc providing computer equipment for local schools

ENCIRC has teamed up with a leading IT software provider to support two local schools. As part of their new partnership with Complete IT Systems (CIT), Encirc has pledged to support St Aidan’s High School in Derrylin and Kill National School in Cootehill. The leading Fermanagh organisation has recently purchased a vast array of desktop […]

McCann praises management effort

MIDFIELDER Gavin McCann covered a lot of ground on the Augher pitch on Friday as he helped his side to a historic three-point victory against Coláiste Feirste. The Belnaleck man said he took note from his team manager Richie O’Callaghan who plies his trade around the middle of the park for Enniskillen Gaels as the schoolboys […]

Attorney General orders inquest into Jim Murphy death

THE ATTORNEY General has this week ordered a fresh inquest into the killing of Derrylin civil rights activist Jim Murphy, and has linked his murder to the killing of Trillick councillor Patsy Kelly. Both men’s murders are believed to have been carried out by “a killer gang of British soldiers and paramilitaries who murdered and maimed across […]