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. […]

Plotting the next step

By Michael McMullan THE drive from Enniskillen to Owenbeg is thinking time for Rory Gallagher and last Friday he was on the road again. Promotion is secure. The Dublin defeat has been chewed over. Championship is looming. Eight more sleeps to the Fermanagh game. For someone fascinated by sport, this is heaven. Speaking after their […]

Quigley absent as Fermanagh release squad for Ulster opener

Fermanagh sharpshooter Sean Quigley hasn’t been included in Kieran Donnelly’s named panel of 26 ahead of their Ulster Championship clash with defending champions Derry. Quigley nailed a number of important scores throughout the league, most notably late goals against Down and Antrim, as the Erne man marched towards promotion. Teams do have the option of […]

Cutting out mistakes is key says Fermanagh boss Kieran Donnelly

By Mark McGoldrick BEING confident and composed on the ball is one of Erne boss Kieran Donnelly’s key messages to his players this week as they prepare for a crunch Ulster Championship opener against champions Derry on Saturday. Having reviewed the video of the Division Three final defeat to Cavan, the Fermanagh manager said that the most disappointing aspect […]

Mistakes handed Cavan scores says Fermanagh boss

By Katrina Brennan AS Kieran Donnelly arrived in the Croke Park press area to chat with the half dozen or so reporters waiting, the disappointment of the Division Three final defeat to Cavan was etched on his face. Losing finals is all too commonplace for Fermanagh teams. In fact, this was their seventh successive final defeat, going […]