Allister gets the ‘red card’ for comments on local GAA clubs

THERE has been animated reaction to comments made by unionist politician, Jim Allister, who recently referred to the villages of Derrygonnelly and Trillick as “obscure places”. The Traditional Unionist Voice (TUV) party leader was invited on radio to discuss the allocation of the Sports NI Sport Sustainability Fund, which was announced last week. While on […]

Tributes pour in for Johnny

TRIBUTES have poured in following the death of well-known community advocate Johnny Corry (86).  Mr Corry, late of Effernan Road, Trillick, passed away peacefully in hospital on Friday, February 5.  He is remembered as a passionate GAA supporter and dedicated community activist. Described as a man who epitomised what a voluntary worker really stood for […]

Masked raider targets ATM van in broad daylight

A MAN wearing a Halloween mask and brandishing a suspected firearm robbed a cash-in-transit van on Saturday in broad daylight.  A car linked to the robbery was left on fire a couple of miles from Trillick. The incident happened just before 1pm near the Supervalu store in Fintona which faces on to one of the […]

Local shops are putting safety first

LOCAL shops have put their best foot forward when it comes to helping the communities they serve through what are unprecedented times. Retailers here have rose to the challenge of social distancing. From Trillick to Belleek, sanitisers and antibacterial wipes are the first thing customers meet upon entering shops. This week the Herald spoke to […]

Local busker is blown away by surprise on Nolan Show

IT was a night to remember for John Garrity, who not only appeared on the Nolan Show but was surprised on stage by music giant, Steve Garrigan from Irish band, Kodaline. The following morning, the Trillick singer-songwriter spoke to the Herald of his “disbelief” over the events that had taken place. “I just can’t believe […]

Death of championship winning footballer

TRIBUTES have poured in as Trillick remembers Noel McQuaid, who has left a sporting legacy behind following his passing on Tuesday last. Noel, a native of Moorfield, Trillick, was a founding member of Tummery Athletic Football Club, and played for Trillick GAA during the 1970s. Posting a social media tribute to the former player a […]


Derrygonnelly captain Ryan Jones says it is massive for his side getting past a stubborn and physical Cargin side on Sunday past. Jones was at his scintillating best throughout Sunday’s, 2-10 to 0-12 success which saw the Harps claim a first ever away win in the Ulster Senior Football Club Championship. The Erne champions now […]

Unionists are praised for support of local GAA club

PLANNING permission has been granted for the development of a new GAA pitch in Trillick.  St Macartans GAC Trillick made the application in June this year for a grass playing pitch complete with floodlights, dug-outs, fencing, ball nets, paths and groundworks. A consultation period followed and the planning application was brought before the Council’s planning […]