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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Armstrong going head to head

KESH native Jon Armstrong has launched a new online eRally Series that will give keen drivers and gamers the chance to go head-to-head. The former World eRally Champion and top class real life rally driver has teamed up with his hardware partner Thrustmaster to develop this opportunity. The 25-year-old, with the backing of Thrustmaster, the […]