Fermanagh priest Fr Gary Donegan has fourth eye surgery

FERMANAGH cleric Fr Gary Donegan has said his admiration for the NHS ‘grows by the minute’ after he underwent another major surgery. Since December, the Newtownbutler priest has been in and out of hospital and he recently underwent a fourth operation on his eye, in a bid to restore hs sight. “Well it’s official. I’ve […]

Fermanagh minors floored by suspected food poisoning

AS if defeat to Donegal last Wednesday evening didn’t leave Fermanagh minor footballers feeling bad enough, they felt even sicker soon after it. This was due to a bout of suspected food poisoning that spread through the squad and their management team, which forced their match against Cavan in the Ulster Minor League in Derrygonnelly last Saturday to be called off. The majority of the […]

Gallagher free to resume coaching career

RORY Gallagher is free to return to Gaelic games activity following the lifting of the suspension imposed on the former Derry manager. A temporary ban was placed on Gallagher by the Ulster Council in September, however, it was overturned by the Disputes Resolution Authority (DRA). The Ulster Council adopted a position last September to temporarily ban Gallagher […]

Fergal Quinn’s nominated for GAA Coach of the Year!

AN Enniskillen Gaels GAA clubman is in the running to be named as the Translink Coach of the Year. Fergal Quinn’s flying the flag for Fermanagh in the Ulster GAA competition, which is aiming to celebrate and honour ‘incredible work carried out by volunteer coaches within Ulster’. The deadline for voting closes at 11.59pm on […]

Weekend events raise almost half a million!

THE people of Fermanagh have once again shown their big-hearted nature, helping raise almost half-a-million pounds for local sports clubs through two events at the weekend. The bumper fundraising weekend kicked off with the Lisnaskea Emmetts’ Lip Sync at the Kilmore on Friday night, which saw the 15 acts each raising tens of thousands each […]

Rory Gallagher cleared from ban after DRA appeal

THE GAA’s Disputes Resolutions Authority has declared ‘invalid the decision’ to bar former Fermanagh manager Rory Gallagher from coaching. This morning [Wednesday], the DRA found in favour of the former Derry GAA boss in a case he brought against an Ulster Council judgement which precluded him from coaching teams. “Our award will declare invalid the […]

Fermanagh footballer Cadhla Bogue is set for Miss NI!

TWENTY years after Enniskillen woman Kirsty Anne Gabriel Stewart was named Miss Northern Ireland, Tempo’s Cadhla Bogue is aiming to win the famous beauty pageant. Ahead of the upcoming Miss Northern Ireland event, the 21-year-old was scouted by a talent agency on Instagram. Last week, she qualified for the main event through the Miss Enniskillen heat […]

Lisnaskea man says help is needed for mental health

THOSE in charge of mental health services must make sure they are really taking the time to listen to those who come forward seeking help, instead of “just ticking boxes.” That’s the vital message from a well-known local man who himself has experienced first-hand the powerful impact of “being heard” when going through his own struggles. Stephen Carters, a former Lisnaskea […]

Lisnaskea Emmetts reveal ‘ambitious’ development plans

LISNASKEA Emmett’s GAA club has launched an ambitious fundraising project with the aim of developing ‘state of the art club facilities’ in the Fermanagh town. Major plans are in place to enhance and develop the facilities at Emmett Park, which is based at 55 Lisnaskea Road. To help with the costs, the club is set […]

Belcoo community unites for fundraiser

COMMUNITY spirit is certainly alive and well in Belcoo. Excitement is building in the Fermanagh village ahead of the major upcoming OsKaRs fundraiser which is aiming to raise money for the GAA club. While the focus is very clearly on the OsKars night later in the year, the community has pulled together to organise a […]