Fermanagh GAA clubs among big winners of McManus money


FERMANAGH GAA clubs were among the biggest winners in the country on Wednesday when they received their allocation from JP McManus’ staggering donation. When broken down, due to Fermanagh’s population size, the clubs in the Erne county will receive the second-largest allocations overall in Ireland. Seven weeks after JP McManus donated €1 million to every […]


McCann praises management effort


MIDFIELDER Gavin McCann covered a lot of ground on the Augher pitch on Friday as he helped his side to a historic three-point victory against Coláiste Feirste. The Belnaleck man said he took note from his team manager Richie O’Callaghan who plies his trade around the middle of the park for Enniskillen Gaels as the schoolboys […]


Scintillating Smyth ensures winning start


Fermanagh 2-14 Longford 0-6 NEW Fermanagh manager, CJ McGourty, couldn’t have hoped for a better start than that provided by this scintillating opening-round victory over a Longford side laced with higher-status experience. Attacking ace Eimear Smith showed that she has lost none of her exceptional scoring prowess and her presence had the added benefit of freeing up Blaíthín Bogue […]


BREAKING NEWS: Seaney steps down as Belnaleck manager


THE Herald understands that Nigel Seaney has stepped down as Belnaleck Art MacMurrough’s manager. Seaney, who guided Trillick to two Tyrone Senior Football Championship titles, took over at the helm of the Fermanagh GAA club in 2023. Belnaleck reached the Fermanagh Senior Football Club Championship quarter-final, but bowed out after an extra-time thriller to Kinawley […]


Old Garrison building set for major revamp


A NON-profit organisation in Garrison is embarking on a major fundraising drive to renovate and revamp one of the oldest buildings in the village. In 1987, the Lough Melvin Holiday Centre was established in Main Street, Garrison. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic though, the company ceased existence in 2020 and the building has […]


BREAKING NEWS: Bonner linked to Erne Gaels job


THE Herald understands that former Donegal inter-county team boss Declan Bonner is one of the frontrunners for the position of Erne Gaels senior team manager. Bonner – who won an All-Ireland title as a player with Donegal in 1992 – recently guided his home club Na Rossa to the Donegal Junior Football Championship title. Fermanagh’s […]


Baldwin braced for Breffni opener


FERMANAGH hurling manager Joe Baldwin says he’s expecting a very ‘tight game’ against Cavan in the opening round of the Conor McGurk Cup on Tuesday night. The Conor McGurk Cup is a subsidiary competition, with the nine Ulster counties, Queen’s University and Ulster University, and Louth, all competing for the first piece of silverware up for grabs […]


Donnelly excited for McKenna Cup campaign


FERMANAGH GAA manager Kieran Donnelly says there’s an ‘excitement’ in the Erne squad after the draw for the upcoming Dr McKenna Cup campaign was made last week. The Fermanagh men have been drawn in ‘Section C’ of the subsidiary competition, where they’ll face Antrim and Monaghan. To read more on this story see this week’s […]


Fr Brian’s book brings a ‘little hope’ this Christmas


FR Brian D’Arcy has said he ‘can’t believe’ the reaction he has received from people on both sides of the border following the release of his new book. ‘The Best of Brian’ – which was published by Red Stripe Press – is a collection of Fr D’Arcy’s articles and excerpts from his previous 16 books and his […]


Psychologist aims to help hurlers reach their potential


FERMANAGH’S new sports psychologist feels that the Erne hurlers are leaving ‘no stone unturned’ as they bid to secure promotion back to the Nickey Rackard Cup in 2024. From Rostrevor, Annie Higgins has established herself as one of the leading lights in the sports psychology industry and she’s teamed up with the Erne hurlers to […]