Poetry collection vividly recalls Enniskillen’s past

A COLLECTION of poetry has shone a new light on the many characters and places from Enniskillen’s past. Called ‘Enniskillen Twenty Poems’, the online collection of poetry was written and published recently by Kevin Quinn. Born and raised in Queen’s Street in Enniskillen, his poems range from ‘The Erne Laundry’ to ‘Mercers’ Window’, but it’s ‘Carol Singers’ that might best evoke Enniskillen of days gone […]

Jones links up with Leitrim

RYAN Jones says he’s relishing the ‘great opportunity’ to become the new coach of the Leitrim under-20s, where he’ll be linking up with former Mayo star Andy Moran and ex-Cavan manager Mickey Graham. Last week, Fermanagh GAA confirmed that Jones – alongside his brother Conall (Jones) and Roslea’s Seán Quigley – have stepped away from […]

Experienced trio withdraw from county panel

FERMANAGH GAA has confirmed that three of their longest-serving players, Ryan and Conall Jones, and Seán Quigley, have ruled themselves out of the county panel for the coming season. In a statement released on social media on Monday afternoon, Fermanagh GAA confirmed the news. “Ryan and Conall Jones along with Seán Quigley have confirmed to […]

Erne Fours success for Enniskillen rowers

THE Enniskillen Royal Boat Club picked up a host of medals at the well-attended and hugely popular Erne Fours Head which took place along Lough Erne on Saturday. Over 110 crews competed across the four-mile course in the two categories, with 61 male crews participating in Race One, while 51 female crews competed in Race […]

First-half goals cost Belcoo

DESPITE suffering a heavy 23-point defeat at the hands of a ruthless and clinical Carryduff side on Saturday, Belcoo manager Paul McGrath had nothing but admiration for his players. “Bringing Ulster Club football to Belcoo for the first time is an incredible achievement for this group,” said McGrath, who also managed the senior ladies to […]

Bogue in shock over GAA’s plans for hurling

FERMANAGH’s longest-serving inter-county hurler has branded the GAA’s Central Competitions Control Committee’s proposal to potentially exclude the Erne county from the Allianz Hurling League and top-tier competitions from 2025 as being ‘absolutely crazy’. On Friday afternoon, the hurling world was sent reeling when it was revealed that CCCC delegates would next month vote on whether […]

Baldwin blasts CCCC’s proposal

‘IT’S absolutely ludicrous’ is how Erne hurling manager Joe Baldwin reacted to the proposal by the GAA’s Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC) to potentially exclude Fermanagh from the Allianz Hurling League and top-tier competitions from 2025. Next month, CCCC delegates from across the country will meet to vote on whether counties with less than five adult hurling […]

Record entry confirmed for ‘Erne Fours’

A RECORD entry has been confirmed for the ‘Erne Fours Head of the River’ which is set to take place across Lough Erne on Saturday. Prior to the event, 114 crews have entered into the racing extravaganza, with 62 crews set to compete in the men’s category, while 52 boats will bid for glory in the […]

Precious metal mining one step closer in Fermanagh

THE MINING company exploring for precious metals in the Fermanagh countryside has reported “encouraging” results from its latest tests, and is now seeking to identify drilling sites. Karelian Diamond Resources PLC has been carrying out exploration in the county for several years now after previously being granted a licence to prospect in the Coonian and […]

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 […]