Donnelly hopeful his players will step up to mark against Armagh

By Katrina Brennan FERMANAGH manager Kieran Donnelly will have little time to dwell on Sunday’s defeat to Cork as he readies his team for another massive challenge this Saturday evening with the visit of Armagh. The Orchard men are currently top of Division Two, having drawn with second-placed Donegal last weekend in the Athletic Grounds. […]

Jones expects huge challenge from Cork

By Pauric McGurn GARVAN Jones was unable to add to his four-point tally from the opening two games on Saturday past as Fermanagh fell to a determined Donegal side, but he’s hopeful that his side can continue their proud record in Ederney when they take on Cork this weekend. The primary school teacher admitted the team […]

The underdogs tag fuels us – McShea

By Katrina Brennan THIS time last year Conor McShea wasn’t making Kieran Donnelly’s 26 but fast-forward 12 months and the Enniskillen Gaels player has cemented his place at wing half-forward. The 27-year-old made his Fermanagh football debut against Tyrone in the Dr McKenna Cup last year but didn’t feature again until the third-round game with Down […]

McGuinness expecting a battle

By Ryan Ferry and Mark McGoldrick DONEGAL manager Jim McGuinness says his team will square off against a ‘very well organised’ Fermanagh side in O’Donnell Park this Saturday. The Erne county were tipped in many quarters to be relegated back to the third tier. However, they have made a very strong start so far drawing […]

Injuries mount for Fermanagh

By Pauric McGurn THE Erne County have enjoyed a positive start to Division Two football with a fine draw on the road in their opening fixture, but Kieran Donnelly is mindful that they have quite a number of injuries to contend with at present. Fermanagh mustered a draw against Meath last weekend and the action […]

Donnelly urges county to get behind the squad

THE last time Fermanagh and Meath met was back in March 2019 in division two of the National League. Meath came away from Pairc Tailteann with the win, 2-12 to 0-11, but more importantly, a victory that signalled their long-awaited return to the top tier. After one year mixing it in division one they dropped […]

McCusker ready to go again

By Katrina Brennan IT’S been quite a pre-season for Fermanagh captain Declan McCusker and his wife Zara. Just over eight weeks ago they welcomed their first child Maisie into the world but the extra daddy duties haven’t knocked the Ederney man out of kilter in terms of his league preparation. This weekend, in his third season […]

Donnelly urges young players to step up

By Mark McGoldrick FERMANAGH manager Kieran Donnelly is urging the younger Erne players to step up and ‘fill the boots’ of Seán Quigley, Ryan Jones and Conall Jones, who recently withdrew from the county panel. On Monday, Fermanagh GAA confirmed that the experienced trio, who between them have made 331 appearances for their county over […]

Sending off had major impact says Erne boss

By Katrina Brennan SUMMER may only have begun but Fermanagh’s summer of championship football came to an abrupt end on Saturday evening, in Brewster Park. A lacklustre performance from the Erne men saw them exit the Tailteann Cup at the preliminary quarter-final stage. Division Four side Laois showed more hunger and desire, winning by two […]

Erne boss hoping for ‘response’ in knock-out clash

By Mark McGoldrick FERMANAGH manager Kieran Donnelly is expecting a huge challenge from Laois this Saturday evening in Brewster Park (6pm) , in the Tailteann Cup preliminary quarter-final. The Erne County were hoping to make it straight into the last eight, but defeat to Antrim at the weekend means they now face a preliminary clash against Laois. […]