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; […]


Donnelly prepares for new season


WITH the National League dates provisionally confirmed for next year, Fermanagh manager Kieran Donnelly has his sights well and truly set on the opener against Longford, in Brewster Park, which is set to be played on Saturday, January 28. “It’s a tough opener with Longford and they’re all tough. It’s a very competitive division, even […]


Injury woes for Fermanagh ahead of the Longford game


It’s been six long weeks since the Tyrone defeat but on Saturday, Kieran Donnelly and his team have a chance to turn this summer into a positive as they embark on their Tailteann Cup journey. The Erne men make the trip to Glennon Brothers Pearse Park in Longford for a 5.30pm throw in, no easy […]


Quigley a ‘major doubt’ for Tailteann Cup game


Fermanagh manager Kieran Donnelly is first and foremost happy to know who their opposition is in just over a week’s time. To be drawn against Longford, away from home, will be a tough challenge though; “It’s a tough draw. Our past history with Longford, it’s always a competitive fixture. There’s been draws and one point […]


Donnelly has ‘nothing but credit’ for his players


IT doesn’t come much tougher than the All-Ireland champions in your first season in charge as manager but Kieran Donnelly and Fermanagh met the challenge head on to their credit. There was no ‘parking the bus’, the Erne men attacked this game as much as their counterparts and by half time they trailed by a […]


Donnelly ready for formidable challenge


TWENTY-SIX years ago, 19 year-old Kieran Donnelly made his Ulster Championship debut for Fermanagh against Tyrone. The Brookeborough man lined out at wing half-forward that day but after helping keep the game competitive for a large part, they succumbed to a fairly heavy Tyrone beating down in Healy Park. Memories of defeats at the hands of Tyrone […]


Fermanagh feel ‘hard done by’ says Donnelly


On Monday afternoon, Fermanagh manager, Kieran Donnelly may have cooled off but the sense of frustration and anger at Sunday’s decision to rule Sean Quigley’s legitimate point wide was still very much simmering. The Roslea man very definitely put Fermanagh two points clear going into the final five minutes but the umpire and match officials […]


Same again, urges Donnelly


Fermanagh has never been a team associated with racking up a big score but on Saturday afternoon Kieran Donnelly’s men showed what they can do. 3-15 was a brave score against any team, especially in a tight Division Three league. The game was open from start to finish as play went from end-to-end and it […]