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 […]


Derek to receive Irish sport volunteers in sport award


DEREK HOLLAND will receive nationwide recognition for his dedicated work with Enniskillen Royal Boat Club this week, as he will be awarded the Fermanagh award at this week’s virtual Federation of Irish Sport Volunteers in Sport awards, supported by EBS Mortgage Masters. Derek works full time as a teacher and has three young children himself, […]


Live coverage confirmed for All-Ireland Ladies Football


Live coverage confirmed for Fermanagh’s All-Ireland Ladies Football Championship semi final   THE Ladies Football Association has confirmed live streaming of the Fermanagh v Limerick’s All-Ireland Ladies Football Championship semi final this Sunday. Supporters will be able to watch the action live on the LGFA Facebook. The TG4 All-Ireland Junior Championship semi final has a […]


PE teachers left confused after mixed messages


PHYSICAL Education teachers across the North have been left confused following on from a number of mixed messages from the Stormont Executive which saw Education Minister Peter Weir implement a number of COVID-19 restrictions on the school subject, before making a complete U-turn on the matter just 24-hours after the first announcement. Francis Shaw, a […]


From Lisnaskea to Las Vegas and the greatest fight


SPORTS writer Brian Doogan has come a long way from his youthful days in Lisnaskea where he regularly bought his copy of ’The Ring’ from Hugh McBrien’s newsagents shop. It was Barry McGuigan’s heroics during a period which was mired in ‘The Troubles’ which left a big impression on him as did what he describes […]


Remembering the Enniskillen man who swam to Scotland…


ENNISKILLEN’S renowned long distance swimmer Ted Keenan has been recognised for his North Channel swim, way back in 1973. Ted was only the third person ever to conquer the North Channel swim between Ireland and Scotland. Now, the man who swam the original  ‘triple crown’, the English, North and Bristol Channels, (he’s one of only […]


Is mental health still a taboo subject in changing room


KANE CONNOR (BELNALECK & FERMANAGH) Is the subject of mental health still a taboo subject in GAA dressing rooms? I think so. In a changing room full of lads, it goes back to that thing were too few are still prepared to talk about it. I suppose you’re part of a team, you’re focused and […]


Mid Summer kick off on the cards


  GAA fans across the country were given a grateful boost on Friday when it was revealed that action looks set to return to the playing field in coming weeks. Shay Bannon, Chairman of the GAA Advisory Group, released a 15-page ‘Safe Return to Gaelic Games’ document outlining the road ahead and how the GAA […]


Gawley kicks target time into touch during fundrais


  LYLE Gawley raised over £2,000 for the Aisling Centre in Enniskillen after blitzing his kickathon challenge on Wednesday of last week. The Fermanagh Ju Jitsu Club sensei had hoped to complete 2000 kicks in around two hours but he surprised himself by finishing his task in half that time. Gawley, who is a 6th […]


Small county, but we’re thinking big


THE numbers in Fermanagh may be small compared to most counties, but the thinking is big – and innovative too. Shaun Doherty, the county’s current Football co-ordinator, said that while having just 23 clubs does create hurdles, the Erne county are no longer prepared to accept the ‘plucky Fermanagh’ tag when they come up against […]