Rio Ferdinand reveals Fermanagh connections

RIO Ferdinand has revealed he is part-Fermanagh man, with his wife Kate also having strong connections to the county. The former Manchester United star and England international was speaking at a cross-border youth event in Sligo last week that brought together young people from across the border counties, including Fermanagh, at the Sligo Rovers’s home […]

Fermanagh make United work hard for the win

CO. FERMANAGH 0  MANCHESTER UTD 2 By Rod Nawn ON a blustery, wet Wednesday afternoon at Coleraine Showgrounds Fermanagh’s dream of Super Cup NI glory ended with a 2-0 defeat to a gifted Manchester United side. In front of a big crowd, the Premier League club’s youngsters were almost stunned when Adam Cathcart tried to […]

McKenna up for the challenge as Ipswich manager

By Mark McGoldrick WHEN rumours began to circulate last week that Kieran McKenna was among the candidates for the vacant Ipswich Town hotseat, there was a mixed reaction and a lot of surprise. How could a man from rural Fermanagh get a job at one of the oldest and most popular football clubs like Ipswich […]


From Brewster Park to Old Trafford – A dream come true

Sitting in a hotel room in Surrey, Kieran McKenna was quietly working behind the scenes and putting the final touches to a very testing pre-season campaign for the Manchester United first team.   For the past six years, the Enniskillen native has been working at Manchester United, and in 2018 he was promoted to become […]

Local lad lands top job at Man United

A COA family is coming to terms with the news one of their own has scooped a top job with Premiership titans Manchester United. 32-year-old Kieran McKenna has been named first team head coach under Jose Mourinho and will be tasked with organising and running first team training. Kieran’s brother James, a fine footballer in […]