Fermanagh captain Ryan Bogue eyes league silverware

FERMANAGH hurling captain Ryan Bogue is poised for his team’s league final with Warwickshire this weekend not only for a chance at silverware but because it’s another building block in their championship preparations. That groundwork has gone well to date with four wins from four in the league and, as Bogue says, “a bit of silverware would be nice after winning […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bogue in shock over GAA’s plans for hurling

FERMANAGH’s longest-serving inter-county hurler has branded the GAA’s Central Competitions Control Committee’s proposal to potentially exclude the Erne county from the Allianz Hurling League and top-tier competitions from 2025 as being ‘absolutely crazy’. On Friday afternoon, the hurling world was sent reeling when it was revealed that CCCC delegates would next month vote on whether […]

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 […]

Fermanagh’s ash trees give hurley makers hope

FERMANAGH is turning into a mecca for Ireland’s hurley makers as they search for the dwindling wood they need to keep a healthy production line going. The ancient Irish sport of hurling is called the “clash of the ash” because the hurls or hurley sticks are made from the bottom 1.3m of the native Irish ash tree. […]

Baldwin furious at refereeing decisions

‘THIS can not continue’, fumed Fermanagh boss Joe Baldwin, after his side were the victim of what he described as an ‘absolutely ridiculous’ refereeing decision on Sunday. With just 25 minutes played, Fermanagh were reduced to 14 men when referee James Judge showed wing half forward Brian Teehan a straight red card. When confronted by the […]

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Baldwin braced for ‘serious challenge’ from Mayo men

While visibly disappointed after losing to Monaghan and frustrated at the amount of added time played by referee Aidan McAleer, Fermanagh manager Joe Baldwin wasn’t pinning the blame on the Donegal whistler. “I can make all the excuses I want about officials, but it isn’t an easy job out there. We had enough chances to […]

Poacher is the ‘right man for the job’, says Baldwin

THE highly rated Steven Poacher has been officially ratified as the new ‘head coach’ of the Fermanagh hurlers. Poacher, from Down, has risen to popularity in GAA circles following stints in inter-county coaching with the Carlow and Roscommon men’s football teams and his insightful webinars and tips through his column in the ‘Gaelic Life’ online […]

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‘Massive’ game for hurlers

FERMANAGH hurling captain Ryan Bogue says Saturday’s Division 3B league final against Longford is “massive” for the improvement of the team and for hurling in the county. “Playing games against better teams is the only way you improve” says the Tempo man, adding, “The group is probably at the right age profile now to make the step […]

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