Mallards season over  without promotion

    It looks as though Ballinamallard United’s excellent season has come to to an end without promotion.    Club chairman Tom Elliott said he was hugely disappointed but not totally surprised that Ballinamallard United are likely to miss out on promotion after the Northern Ireland Football League (NIFL) announced that the Championship season was […]

Five Minutes with Lorcan McStravick

  Name: Lorcan McStravick   Age: 21   Occupation: Student (Ulster University)   Teams played for: Fermanagh, St Michaels College and St Joseph’s. UUJ, Tempo   Game you most enjoyed playing in? First round senior football Championship match, Tempo v Teemore. I played well. It was my first big game in quite a while since […]

Mid Summer kick off on the cards

  GAA fans across the country were given a grateful boost on Friday when it was revealed that action looks set to return to the playing field in coming weeks. Shay Bannon, Chairman of the GAA Advisory Group, released a 15-page ‘Safe Return to Gaelic Games’ document outlining the road ahead and how the GAA […]

Stafford offered new Linfield deal

  MARK Stafford admits he was pleasantly surprised to be offered a new contract at Linfield especially during lockdown. The Ballinamallard man has signed a one year extension which will keep him at Windsor Park until the end of the 2020-21 season. The offer of a new contract will be viewed as just reward for […]

Eimir is missing the football

Lisnaskea woman Eimir Martin has certainly hit the ground running after being named ‘Student Midwife of the Year’ at the Queen’s University, Belfast, Midwifery Society Mentor Awards 2020. a previously qualified teacher took a career change to a profession that “always fascinated” her and has now received part of her workplace learning at SWAH What […]

Coping without sport… We all need it to give us a life

The Herald speaks to Harry McConkey, Ballinamallard Utd manager and former physical education teacher, on sport in Fermanagh. How he views the importance of sport in our county, how we are dealing without it and what lies ahead for us. How important has sport been in Fermanagh? “I feel sport is in the very heart […]

Ballinamallard back in action against Ards

  It was a break week for Ballinamallard in the Premiership, but the senior manager Gavin Dykes took the chance to cast his eye over the reserves as they earned a 3-0 over their Ballymena counterparts. With Josh McIlwaine, Gary Armstrong and Ross Taheny also in action it was also a chance to get a […]

Dykes marshals his forces for hectic seven days

In many respects, given last Saturday’s rousing victory against Cliftonville, it is a shame Ballinamallard don’t have a league game this week to try and build up a head of steam. “It is,” agrees Mallards manager Gavin Dykes. “And last time we won a league game against Carrick we didn’t have a league game the […]

Ballinamallard take on Cliftonville tonight

ANDY Crawford has warned Ballinamallard United supporters that the battle for survival is going to be a long haul. On Saturday the Mallards suffered a “demoralising” 1-0 defeat at relegation rivals Warrenpoint Town, a result that means the Ferney Park outfit is still four points behind Carrick Rangers, but a whopping 10 adrift of Matthew […]

Dykes hopeful of a better 2018 for Ballinamallard

Of all of Ballinamallard’s festive fixtures, probably the visit of Crusaders to Ferney Park was the one bearing the least weight of expectation. It went as per the form book, although Ballinamallard did make their Crues sing for their supper, holding them scoreless in the first half. The loss of newly recruited defender Ryan O’Reilly […]