Reihill confident Lisnaskea can ‘go places’

By Pauric McGurn

THE managerial appointments season is up and running and a number of appointments has been made to Fermanagh people inside and outside the county.

John Reihill, after five fruitful years with Enniskillen Gaels, has decided to throw his lot in with Division Two side Lisnaskea Emmetts.

Reihill managed Enniskillen Gaels to the 2020 Fermanagh Intermediate title but was disappointed when the county town side lost out in the 2021 Division One League final and the Senior Championship final to Derrygonnelly Harps.

Reihill is looking forward to a new challenge now with the Emmetts.

“Lisnaskea are a fantastic club run by great people, they have not won anything in ten years and for such a historic club to see them languishing in Division Two and Intermediate Championship football is disappointing and not good for Fermanagh club football.”

The Emmetts have had disappointing championship runs of late. In 2020 they lost to Belcoo in the Intermediate Championship first round, while 2021 was not much better with Irvinestown getting the better of them in a replay in Tempo.

Reihill takes over from Peter Clarke who was in charge for the last two seasons.

“I have a lot of learning to do, but I am really looking forward to the task in hand. They have been close over the last two seasons with Peter Clarke and he is a Lisnaskea man true and true. I am looking forward to getting to know the players and with the right commitment I am absolutely sure we can go places,” he said.

Rehill will surely look to the likes of Sean Keenan, Adam McKenna and the hugely promising McDade brothers, Joe and Justin, to push the Emmetts up the ladder.

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