Erne County set for Down

By Niall Gartland FERMANAGH paid the price for their wastefulness in front of goals in their last day out against Offaly, and they’ll know they’ll need to produce a better performance if they’re to consign Down to defeat in Ederney this weekend. Kieran Donnelly’s side racked up ten wides across the hour, indicative of a […]

Performance key for Fermanagh boss Donnelly

By Mark McGoldrick LONGFORD travel to Ederney on Saturday with a trophy already in the cabinet this season, but Fermanagh manager Kieran Donnelly says his players won’t shy away from the Midlanders’ challenge. Paddy Christie’s side were crowned O’Byrne Cup champions last Saturday after an impressive 3-13 to 0-12 victory over Louth and Donnelly is anticipating […]

McKenna Cup gets off to a midweek start

THE 2023 inter-county football season gets underway in Ulster on Wednesday night with three group games (all at 7.30pm) in the Dr McKenna Cup Castleblayney will host a clash between two managers cutting their teeth at inter-county level. Vinny Corey begins life as the Farney senior manager, with new Down manager Conor Laverty in the […]

Wins for Fermanagh and QUB in the Conor McGurk Cup

ULSTER’S inter-county season began with two Conor McGurk Cup Round 1 games on Tuesday night. Fermanagh were 3-17 to 0-11 winners over Cavan in Kingspan Breffni Park. Jimmy Tormey’s goal saw Fermanagh hold a slender 1-8 to 0-10 interval lead. Daniel Teague hit the net after the break to put them on their way to […]

McCusker takes captaincy in his stride

By Niall Gartland PROMOTION is a big target for the Fermanagh footballers this year, but their captain Declan McCusker says playing in the Tailteann Cup certainly wouldn’t be a booby prize. The Erne County can avoid the de factor ‘B’ competition if they achieve promotion out of Division Three, though McCusker sees many plus points […]

Raymond Johnston takes reins at Belturbet

By Niall Gartland FORMER Fermanagh defender Raymond Johnston has been appointed as the new manager of Cavan Intermediate side Belturbet. Johnston has decided to move straight back into management after recently stepping aside as Fermanagh u-17s joint-manager, whom he led to a deserved victory over Down in this year’s Ulster Minor Championship. He led the […]

Collins links in with Owens at Teemore

By Niall Gartland FERMANAGH legend Barry Owens will remain in charge of his native Teemore season, and he will be joined by a new addition to the set-up, namely Tony Collins. Collins was joint-manager of the Fermanagh u-17 team alongside Raymond Johnston last season. A teacher and manager at St Kevin’s Lisnaskea, he will now […]

“We’re often coaxed to take a feed of cottage cheese and blueberries”

WE chat this week to Brenda Bannon as she lifts the lid on her teammates… Name: Brenda Bannon. Age: 27. Teams played for: Advertisement There are quite a few I’m always on the move! Home club: Aghadrumsee, St Macartan’s, county: Fermanagh ladies, current club:  Derrygonnelly Harps. Secondary school: St. Eugene’s, Roslea, Mount Lourdes Grammar School, […]