Fintona veteran McCarroll ready for the big step up

By Niall Gartland THE All-County Leagues will step another notch this Friday night with the commencement of Division Two senior football. Initially, Division One was scheduled to begin in tandem with Division Two, but the Tyrone CCC have taken the decision to postpone top-flight football by a week as the starred games have had to […]

Fintona out to write their own script

By Niall Gartland FOR Fintona Pearses, 2023 is the gift that keeps on giving. A first Tyrone Junior Championship title in nearly half a century was an era-defining moment for the club, and now they’ve another crack at history as they finalise their preparations for Saturday’s Ulster Junior Championship semi-final against a hardened Blackhill side […]

Blackhill seeking improvement

By Shaun Casey BLACKHILL made a brilliant start to the Ulster Championship with an eye-catching first round win but they face a sterner test this weekend against Tyrone side Fintona. Padraig Finnegan’s men rattled off five goals in their 5-11 to 1-7 win over Antrim champions Rasharkin, but Finnegan insists there’s room for improvement ahead of […]

Captain Murray says Fintona just focused on themselves

By Shaun Casey THE Ulster Championship provides Fintona with a chance to really focus on themselves, given their unfamiliarity with the opposition, suggests skipper Niall Murray as the Tyrone champions prepare to face Down representatives Drumaness on Sunday afternoon at O’Neill’s Healy Park (2pm). Fresh off the back of their double digit win over Ballyhegan […]

Pearses primed for Orchard trip in provincial opener

By Niall Gartland THE celebrations have been parked for now as Fintona embark on their maiden voyage into the provincial arena as they get ready for Saturday’s Ulster Junior Championship preliminary clash against Ballyhegan (Armagh) at the Athletic Grounds. The Pearses long-awaited County succeess was their fifth ever title at adult level, but this is […]

Ballyhegan giving Ulster their “best shot”

By Shaun Casey BALLYHEGAN are in the strange scenario of competing in the Ulster Club Championship having not won their county championship. Barry Hughes’ side lost heavily to Clann Éireann seconds in the Armagh JFC final, 4-12 to 1-8, but, due to the GAA’s ruling seconds teams out of Ulster, it’s Ballyhegan who represent the […]

Fintona braced for major step up

By Niall Gartland FINTONA are gearing up for their first Junior Championship semi-final appearance since 2011, but their captain Niall Murray recognises they won’t get anything handed to them by a strong Aghaloo side. The Pearses last reached the final four back in 2011, coming up short against Killeeshil, and it would be a big […]

Derrygonnelly duo take over at Fintona

By Mark McGoldrick FORMER Derrygonnelly boss Martin Greene has been appointed as the new manager of Fintona Pearses. Greene led his native club to three successive Fermanagh Senior Football Championship titles in 2015, 2016, and 2017. Since then, he has managed a number of different clubs including Tyrone side Aghyaran and Leitrim clubs Glencar– Manorhamilton and Aughawillan. […]