Vomiting bug hits Fermanagh squad ahead of Louth game

THE Fermanagh squad has been hit by a vomiting bug and manager Kieran Donnelly says that it has been a “nightmare” week as his team prepare to play Louth in a crucial Division Three fixture this weekend in Brewster Park. Originally the game was set for Saturday evening at 7pm but as the week wore […]

Longford result will have a‘big bearing’ on league

Kieran Donnelly and his team make the journey to Pearse Park on Sunday with one thing on their minds, a first league victory. The Fermanagh manager knows it won’t be easy though, against a team that has shown in recent times that they’re a match for the Erne men. “There has never been anything between […]

Baldwin not concerned about scoreless second half

FERMANAGH manager Joe Baldwin expressed his delight at the full time whistle on Sunday as Fermanagh made it two wins from two in Division 3B. The Erne manager had just watched his side win the first half 0-5 to 1-10, before extraordinarily going the entire second half not scoring and actually losing the final 35 minutes, 0-6 […]

A win can reignite promotion hopes

HAVING suffered defeat at the hands of Antrim last weekend, Kieran Donnelly’s Fermanagh squad now travel to the East coast on Sunday for a huge game with Wicklow. Coming into the Division Three campaign, Fermanagh was quietly being tipped by some to go all the way and claim promotion, however, last Saturday’s 0-8 to 1-14 defeat by Antrim has posed serious […]

Conál’s love for the GAA drives Joe on

LAST Thursday morning, as Joe Baldwin readied himself to watch Cavan’s recent challenge game with Armagh, he tells me that he is currently nursing a broken foot and he’s in a ‘soft’ cast for another three weeks. Not ideal for a man that lives in Coleraine and has to travel two hours to and from training sessions in Fermanagh […]

Manager Donnelly expecting a tough test from Saffrons

AS the popular Tiesto song lyrics go, “Let’s get down, let’s get down to business” and that’ll be the feeling of Fermanagh players and management this Saturday evening. The ‘warm up’ in the Dr McKenna Cup has played out and now it’s time to deliver when it really matters. Fermanagh manager, Kieran Donnelly has had […]

Slevin happy to go out on a high after 18 years

AFTER 18 years, Fermanagh hurler Mark Slevin has called time on his intercounty career. In the same week as his Coa clubmate Eoin Donnelly announced his retirement with the county, Slevin has also bowed out and he laughed when he was asked if there was something in the water down around Coa. “Yeah, it’s such […]

McCusker appointed Fermanagh captain

HE captained his club and now he will captain his county. Declan McCusker has been handed the captain’s armband for the season ahead by Kieran Donnelly and he will lead the team out on Saturday night, in Brewster Park, against Antrim in the first round of the Allianz National League. The 31 year-old versatile defender […]

Determined Doonan ready for the Dubs

AS Kinawley ladies prepare for an All Ireland semi final this Sunday, the significance of it is not lost on their captain Joanne Doonan. She’s been there with the Boru’s, knocking on the door of Ulster for quite some time and finally, on November 13 they burst through the door, beating Derry champions Steelstown in […]

Harps blood running through the veins

Derrygonnelly’s wing half back, Oisin Smyth comes from a long line of Smyth footballers who’ve pulled on the purple and gold. In 1924, the founding year of the Harps club, Charlie Smyth, Oisin’s great grandfather played for the club. Then followed Oisin’s grandfather, Sean, who is current joint president along with Francie Rasdale. From 1988 […]