McBrien signs full-time contract with Linfield


AFTER 18 months out with injury, Darragh McBrien has signed for Irish Premiership big guns, Linfield. McBrien was announced as David Healy’s latest signing last week and the Belnaleck man started with the Windsor Park outfit on Monday morning. The 21-year-old spent two years at Dungannon Swifts after departing his boyhood club, Ballinamallard United and […]


Curran chalks up 400 appearances for The Reds


SOLITUDE or nowhere. That’s the feeling you get from Cliftonville’s Chris Curran, after he made his 400th appearance for The Reds last Tuesday night against Larne. The Swanlinbar man joined the north Belfast club ten years ago from Ballinamallard United and in his first year he helped them retain the Danske Bank Premiership. Four League Cups, […]


Ducks and Dergview derby will be a ‘close game’


FOUR places might separate them in the championship standings, but Harry McConkey knows that there will be little between Ballinamallard and Dergview when the two teams face off in a St Stephen’s Day clinker at Ferney Park. “No matter where Dergview are in the league or where Ballinamallard are in the league, those derby games […]


Donnelly prepares for new season


WITH the National League dates provisionally confirmed for next year, Fermanagh manager Kieran Donnelly has his sights well and truly set on the opener against Longford, in Brewster Park, which is set to be played on Saturday, January 28. “It’s a tough opener with Longford and they’re all tough. It’s a very competitive division, even […]

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Questions remain despite convictions


WHILE two soldiers were eventually convicted and jailed for the murders of Michael Naan and Andrew Murray, for the families left behind many questions remain as to how and why their loved ones met such a horrific death. For James Naan, 50 years on, he still struggles to come to terms with what happened to […]


Young Ukrainian Makar signs for Ballinamallard


A 13-year-old Ukrainian refugee has settled into his new home and has signed up to play with Ballinamallard United. Maker Marynoshenko, his mother Kristina, and his 16-year-old brother Diomid fled Bucha, Kyiv, following a spate of bombings in the area. The family arrived in the North in May and were taken in by Una and […]