Enniskillen ‘devastated’ at death of Jonny Gibson

THE Enniskillen community has been left ‘devastated’ following the death of the much-loved Jonathan (Jonny) Gibson. Formerly of Derrygiff Enniskillen, Mr Gibson passed away on Monday at the South West Acute Hospital. For the former-police dog handler, sport was a huge part of his life, as the many tributes paid to him proved beyond doubt. A founding member of […]

A family affair for Enniskillen coach Alastair Keys

ENNISKILLEN head coach Alastair Keys took over the reins from Stephen Welsh last summers and he has brought a ‘togetherness’ to the squad says his captain, Stephen Fox. Enniskillen were within a whisker of winning the league, only to be pipped by league champions Ballyclare with the last kick of the game in the penultimate round. “The commitment […]

Enniskillen’s Stephen Fox in the hunt for silverware

THE last time Enniskillen won a Towns’ Cup was in 2019 when they held Ballyclare scoreless to win 19-0 at Kingspan Stadium. That victory ended an 82 year wait for the trophy. Current captain Stephen Fox was part of the 2019 cup-winning side, with Matthew Dane, James Ferguson and James Carleton the only other players from the […]

Balfour scores four tries as Skins ease to victory

Playing into a strong headwind, Skins opened the scoring when a CIYMS clearance kick was fielded by Eddie Keys on halfway. Keys evaded the chasers and put Sam Balfour away for the Letterbreen man to run in for the first of his four tries. Following the restart Skins stole a CI lineout, and kept the […]

Carleton hoping to hit new heights in his final season

You’d need to have a calm head and a cool demeanour to do what Enniskillen skipper James Carleton does day in and day out. Sometimes scaling heights of 40 ft plus, the tree surgeon is taking Saturday’s final against Clogher Valley in his stride. “I don’t feel nervous about this final and I’ve confidence in […]

Enniskillen duo make McWilliams’ 43-player squad

Enniskillen players Sophie Barrett and India Daley have been called into a 43-player squad for the inaugural Celtic Challenge competition. Ireland Head Coach Greg McWilliams named his Combined Provinces squad on Monday. Eighteen year-old Barrett said she wasn’t expecting the call-up; “It’s really good to get picked for it, it’s high-level rugby, so it’ll be […]

Senior ladies rugby side makes winning return

THE newly formed Enniskillen ladies senior team was in Premiership action on Sunday afternoon against visiting Omagh, at Mullaghmeen. After three seasons without senior rugby at the club, the early stages were nervy with the teams trading blows. An exquisite side-stepping run and try by Farrah Cartin McCloskey got the Fermanagh girls on the scoreboard […]

Welsh hopes home advantage will give them the edge 

Enniskillen manager, Stephen Welsh, is striking a very confident tone ahead of this Saturday’s All Ireland Junior Cup quarter final tie with Ballyclare. “It will come down to fine margins on Saturday but we are confident that if we go out and play as we can play, the result should look after itself.” The Skins […]