FROM a young age, Ellie McCartney showed signs of being something special in the pool. Affectionately nicknamed ‘Bob’ by her family because of the way she’d bob up and down doing lengths as a youngster, 17-year-old McCartney is most certainly fulfilling her potential. From her father Terry teaching her to swim at 4 years of […]
Award leaves Mahon jumping for joy
For Irvinestown man Conal Mahon playing the long game has paid dividends. The Irish triple jump champion is the recipient of the Fermanagh Herald’s Sports Personality Award for June, but as he freely admits, success did not come overnight. “I was a late bloomer [in athletics]. Everyone starts off wanting to be Usain Bolt, but if […]
Ryan Hanna-April Sports Personality winner
Tummery Athletic player/manager Ryan Hanna, was hoping the 2021/22 season would be a ‘Carlsberg season’, referring to the beer’s iconic tag line, and not just because Tummery put together back-to-back league titles, after never having won one before. But, the Liverpool supporter was left disappointed on Saturday night when Jurgen Klopp’s men failed to do the business […]
Maguire looks back on magical year
There are a lot of sports people who look to have bright futures at a young age, but who struggle to deliver on that early promise.