Baldwin blasts CCCC’s proposal

‘IT’S absolutely ludicrous’ is how Erne hurling manager Joe Baldwin reacted to the proposal by the GAA’s Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC) to potentially exclude Fermanagh from the Allianz Hurling League and top-tier competitions from 2025. Next month, CCCC delegates from across the country will meet to vote on whether counties with less than five adult hurling […]

Captain O’Hanlon looks to lead by example

A FEW days out from the start of the MacRory Cup campaign, St Michael’s College captain Conor O’Hanlon feels that there is a ‘nice wee buzz’ in the camp. First called up to the MacRory Cup team in 2021, O’Hanlon is a vastly experienced campaigner and he was impressive for his club Irvinestown in the recent […]

Reihill praises team’s character

LISNASKEA manager John Reihill praised his team’s character and resolve after the Emmetts staged a spirited comeback in O’Donnell Park on Saturday to book their spot in an Ulster Championship semi-final. Played in Letterkenny, the Fermanagh champions found themselves six points down to Na Rossa midway through the third quarter, but the Emmett’s fought back […]

Double delight for McGloin and Bogue

TWO Fermanagh inter-county ladies players have been named in the TG4 Junior Team of the Championship. On Friday night, Molly McGloin and Blaithin Bogue were honoured at a special event in Croke Park in Dublin. McGloin, from Newtownbutler, was selected in the full-back position, while Tempo’s Bogue was picked at right corner forward. To read more […]

Keeping Kilcoo in range is key, says Jones

KILCOO claimed their 11th Down Championship in 12 years when they dispatched Burren with relative ease just over a fortnight ago. Next, it’s Derrygonnelly’s turn to give them a rattle. The teams last met in the 2021 Ulster Club Final on a day the Harps might prefer to forget. After keeping with the Down men for 15 […]

Teemore ready to tackle physical Liatroim challenge

By Patrick Quigley and Katrina Brennan IT has been a while but this weekend Teemore will embark on the Ulster Club journey once again. Down champions Liatroim provide the opposition and Shamrocks’ manager Tony Collins is expecting a stern test; “I’ve seen the (Down) final and they’re quite physical and quite big, they have a big, […]

Reihill ready for ‘difficult’ Ulster opener

‘WE’RE going to give it a go,’ says Lisnaskea boss John Reihill as the Emmett’s prepare to enter the Ulster Championship for the first time in 12 years. Following a comprehensive 19-point win over Aghadrumsee in the Fermanagh Junior Football Championship Final, confidence is high in the Lisnaskea camp and Reihill wants his side to […]

Ballyhaise too strong for valiant Aghadrumsee

Aghadrumsee 2-08 Ballyhaise 2-17 DESPITE a valiant second half performance, Aghadrumsee ladies were knocked out of the Ulster Championship at the hands of a ruthless Ballyhaise on Saturday. Played at St Macartan’s Park, Anthony Murphy’s side were second best and a blistering start from Ballyhaise was key to their nine-point victory. Straight from the throw-in, Aghadrumsee […]

BREAKING NEWS: Ryder steps down as Erne Gaels manager

AFTER three years in charge, Seamus Ryder has stepped down as Erne Gaels Belleek manager. Ryder, a former player with the Belleek side, led his team to the Fermanagh Intermediate Football Championship title in 2021 and the Mannok Senior Football League Division One trophy in 2022. Under Ryder’s guidance, Erne Gaels also reached two successive […]

Tributes paid to former Trillick footballer ‘Shep’

A FORMER Trillick footballer who was also well-known as an official of the former Omagh District Council has died. Gerry Donnelly, affectionately known as ‘Shep’, was the dog warden for the local council from the 1980s. He was also the main researcher of the ‘GAA in Tyrone’ alongside the author, Joe Martin, who died in August, […]