The Irish Cup without junior teams would be a ‘farce’


WHITEY Anderson is so glad he’s no longer a Championship manager!   Anderson was nearly a decade in charge at Ballinamallard United before he stepped down at the end of the 2015-16 season.   During his tenure the Mallards won promotion to the Danske Bank Premiership in 2012 but after six seasons in the top […]


Town new boy Brennan helps himself to hat-trick


  TWO sides that had made unbeaten starts to the season went head to head on Saturday and it resulted in a convincing win for Enniskillen Town United as they made it three out of three to lead the way in Division One. It was a game that Town dominated against opponents Irvinestown Wanderers from […]


Thompson is at the top of her game


  Maguiresbridge woman Louise Thompson was always mad about football. But when a serious knee injury ended her career with Fermanagh Mallards the 31 year old turned in a different direction and took up refereeing. Now she is the IFA’s first-ever female FIFA referee having been selected for the 2020 FIFA list. It’s not the […]


Mallards season over  without promotion


    It looks as though Ballinamallard United’s excellent season has come to to an end without promotion.    Club chairman Tom Elliott said he was hugely disappointed but not totally surprised that Ballinamallard United are likely to miss out on promotion after the Northern Ireland Football League (NIFL) announced that the Championship season was […]


Stafford offered new Linfield deal


  MARK Stafford admits he was pleasantly surprised to be offered a new contract at Linfield especially during lockdown. The Ballinamallard man has signed a one year extension which will keep him at Windsor Park until the end of the 2020-21 season. The offer of a new contract will be viewed as just reward for […]


Coping without sport… We all need it to give us a life


The Herald speaks to Harry McConkey, Ballinamallard Utd manager and former physical education teacher, on sport in Fermanagh. How he views the importance of sport in our county, how we are dealing without it and what lies ahead for us. How important has sport been in Fermanagh? “I feel sport is in the very heart […]


Man of the hour ‘Couldn’t be happier’


Carlsberg don’t do Junior Cup finals, but if they did it would probably work out like Willie Burleigh’s. Eleven years after winning the Harry Cavan Youth Cup with Enniskillen Rangers, Burleigh got his hands on the greatest prize in Northern Ireland junior football as club captain. The Benaughlin sheep farmer led his team out at […]