Armagh not on Donnelly’s mind just yet

Fermanagh manager Kieran Donnelly believes there will be much bigger challenges on the horizon before his side take on Armagh in the Ulster Championship next year. His charges will face the Orchard County in the first round of the Ulster showpiece, but they will also encounter them before that in the National League Division 2 as well as […]

Quigley fit to play as Erne men aim for Tailteann win

Fermanagh’s Tailteann Cup kicks off this Sunday afternoon in Brewster Park (1pm throw-in) and Kieran Donnelly says his players have been training well since the Derry defeat; “The boys have responded really well. They’ve taken confidence from having a good league and knowing we can’t be judged on that championship game. “They’re very keen now […]

Donnelly focused on cutting out needless mistakes

‘BEING confident and composed’ on the ball is one of Erne boss Kieran Donnelly’s key messages to his players this week as they prepare for a crunch Ulster Championship opener against Derry on Saturday. Having reviewed the video of the Allianz Division 3 league final defeat to Cavan, the Fermanagh manager says that the ‘most […]

Donnelly urging his players to ‘express themselves’

As the final whistle sounded Kieran Donnelly and Ger Treacy embraced and you could see what this win meant to them. Division Three was always going to be a tough task but on Sunday afternoon, Fermanagh topped the table with 12 points, after six wins from seven games. Before a ball was thrown in at […]

‘Full focus’ on producing a performance against Cavan

‘Character’, ‘focus’ and ‘performance’ – they are just a few of the keywords Fermanagh manager Kieran Donnelly used as he reflected on the Westmeath game and looks ahead to Cavan this weekend. Fermanagh once again showed great character to stave off a second half Westmeath comeback and keep themselves in promotion contention. A win or […]

Donnelly prepares for their toughest challenge

A win on Saturday against Westmeath would be a huge step towards promotion for Fermanagh, with one more round left to play against Cavan on March 26. It’s all ifs and buts though as the league permutations continue to unfold. Offaly and Down can still mathematically challenge for promotion but there’s no point getting entangled […]

Tough test expected in Tullamore this weekend

Fermanagh manager Kieran Donnelly is urging his players to ‘bring the focus’ to Tullamore on Sunday as they aim to make it two wins from their first two games in the Allianz League this weekend. Offaly started their league campaign with a six-point win over Antrim, and Donnelly is very wary of the threat that The […]

Performance is key for Donnelly in league opener

Longford travel to Ederney on Saturday with a trophy already in the cabinet this season, but Fermanagh manager Kieran Donnelly says his players won’t shy away from the Midlanders’ challenge. Paddy Christie’s side were crowned O’Byrne Cup champions last Saturday after an impressive 3-13 to 0-12 victory over Louth and Donnelly is anticipating a tough test. […]

Opening defeat for Erne men in Dr McKenna Cup

Tyrone 0-17 Fermanagh 1-7 By Pauric McGurn Fermanagh’s McKenna Cup campaign started with a defeat to neighbours Tyrone at O’Neill’s Healy Park, Omagh, on Wednesday (yesterday) evening. Fermanagh only had four starters from last year’s opening McKenna Cup game with Monaghan but it was only Diarmaid King who was making his Fermanagh debut for Kieran Donnelly’s charges. […]

Little rest for Fermanagh footballers over Christmas

AS many of us turn our attention to Christmas festivities, Kieran Donnelly and Fermanagh footballers have one eye on the Dr McKenna Cup which gets underway in January. The draw last week saw the Erne men pitted with Tyrone and Derry in Group B and Donnelly is relishing playing two of the best teams in Ulster; […]