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 […]


Player safety is paramount, says Enniskillen boss Bradley


By Katrina Brennan ON Monday afternoon, Enniskillen Gaels manager Simon Bradley said it’s a case of resetting now as they prepare for the rescheduled senior championship final this Sunday. After the heavy downpours on Sunday morning, Brewster Park was deemed unplayable, despite the best efforts of club volunteers. Bradley, having been around the ground a lifetime, said the […]


Enniskillen learning lessons of last year


By Niall Gartland ENNISKLLEN Gaels endured a chastening experience in last year’s county final, but they assessed the situation, made the necessary changes, and will see Sunday’s decider Erne Gaels as a real opportunity to win their first senior championship title since 2016. They were ground down by a hardened Derrygonnelly Harps team, but their […]


Erne Gaels bidding to cap off a brilliant season


By Niall Gartland ERNE Gaels have undergone a swift resurgence under their manager Seamus Ryder, and they’ll be quietly confident of completing a league and championship double when they face Enniskillen Gaels this weekend. It’s been a rapid rise for the Belleek team – they won last year’s Intermediate title, won this year’s Division One […]


Kelm relishing playing in first senior final


By Katrina Brennan IT’S six years since Erne Gaels last featured in the Fermanagh senior final and on that first Sunday in October 2016, a young Ultán Kelm stood behind the goals, well for the first half anyway, before a steward moved him and his friends on. “The three of us (Ben McCann and Gareth Deery) were […]


Derrygonnelly still the team to beat in Fermanagh


FERMANAGH SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP BELNALECK V DERRYGONNELLY Sunday, Belnaleck, 1pm A late Stephen McGullion polished off an opening day win for champions Derrygonnelly and Belnaleck were reeled in by Erne Gaels. The Harps scored well and could back it with this weekend. Advertisement Verdict: Derrygonnelly   TEEMORE V ERNE GAELS Sunday, St Mary’s Park, 3.30pm […]


‘Mixed emotions’ for Ryder and Bradley


By Mark McGoldrick SEAMUS Ryder breathed a huge sigh of relief at full time as a late Erne Gaels rally snatched a much-needed draw in their first-round clash with Belnaleck on Sunday. “I was happy enough with the point, in the end, up,” said Ryder. “It was a good result with 14 men and three […]


Erne Gaels set their sights on qualification


By Michael McMullan GETTING out of their group is the “number one aim” in the Erne Gaels camp ahead of this Saturday afternoon’s Senior Championship opener at home to Belnaleck, insists manager Seamus Ryder. Last year’s Intermediate champions edged out Kinawley to win first Senior League title since 1996 and Ryder knows the task ahead in a […]


Fermanagh club championships gets under way


THE Fermanagh club scene heads into championship mode this weekend with the start of the group stages… SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GROUP A BELNALECK V ERNE GAELS Sunday, Páirc na hÉirne, 1pm Three goals from Ultan Kelm shot last year’s intermediate champions Erne Gaels to a 5-11 to 1-11 away win when the sides met in […]


Erne Gaels boss Ryder delighted to get his hands on the cup


AS Erne Gaels’ manager Seamus Ryder recalled the last time the Belleek men won the Division One trophy back in 1996, you could see what this one meant to him and the entire club. As the yellow and black clad Belleek supporters streamed onto the pitch, young and old rejoiced in their achievement; “It is […]