New Ulster indoor record for Mahon


FRESH from a nine day warm weather training camp in the Algarve, Irvinestown’s Conal Mahon had a big start to his indoor season setting a new Ulster Indoor record in the triple jump in Jordanstown on Saturday. Mahon put together a solid series of jumps in the opening two rounds before registering a no-jump in round […]


McCartney continues to make waves


FROM a young age, Ellie McCartney showed signs of being something special in the pool. Affectionately nicknamed ‘Bob’ by her family because of the way she’d bob up and down doing lengths as a youngster, 17-year-old McCartney is most certainly fulfilling her potential. From her father Terry teaching her to swim at 4 years of […]


Smyth focused on task at hand


AS Derrygonnelly manager Garry Smyth knows, the opportunity to compete in an Ulster Club final ‘doesn’t come around too often’, and he is urging his players to make the most of Sunday’s chance. The Harps ladies are now just 60 minutes away from winning the provincial intermediate championship and Smyth is hoping that his team […]


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 […]


Actor Adrian Dunbar has revolutionary idea for new book


By John Carney AFTER playing a police officer, it’s an Irish revolutionary that Enniskillen actor Adrian Dunbar now has his sights set on. Speaking on the “Out for Lunch, with Jay Rayner” podcast, Mr Dunbar revealed he was considering writing a script about Easter Rising leader James Connolly. After starring as Superintendent Ted Hastings in […]


SIX NATIONS: Dane to start against Italy


Ireland Head Coach Greg McWilliams has made four changes to his starting fifteen to play Italy in the Women’s Six Nations on Sunday.  Enniskillen’s Kathryn Dane, Beibhinn Parsons, Christy Haney and Hannah O’Connor will all start while 19-year-old back row Aoife Wafer is in line for her Ireland debut off the bench. Dane comes in at scrum-half to partner […]


Champagne celebrations for history maker Leona


“Ah sure it was unbelievable. It was a rollercoaster, to be honest. It could not have gone better, the way everything went” beams Declan. “Even on Sunday evening, in the fourballs,  I thought they were going to be unlucky when Jennifer Kupcho chipped in on the 17th and they (USA) were in with a good […]


Dane wants to keep momentum going for Qualifiers


The  Six Nations campaign finished with a win at the weekend for scrum-half Kathryn Dane and her Ireland team-mates. A 25-5 victory over Italy secured Ireland third place in the competition after England ran out overall winners following their victory over France.   On Monday afternoon, Dane was feeling the effects of a busy few […]


Rugby World Cup postponement is ‘gutting’ says Dane


IT’S Friday afternoon and most people are gearing up for a restful weekend but that’s far from the  case for Enniskillen woman Kathryn Dane.   The Ireland rugby international has many plates spinning at the moment. She is undertaking a PhD at Trinity College, Dublin, a physiotherapy internship with Leinster as well as two training […]


Swimmers Cora and Ellie in Irish national squad


TWO top swimmers in the county have been selected for the Swim Ireland National Panel Performance Pathway. Lakelanders swimmers Cora Rooney and Ellie McCartney are to receive special training when they join Ireland’s brightest prospects which include current and prospective international champions as they are guided towards upcoming events like the 2021 Europe and World […]