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REVIEW OF THE 2016 COUNTY SENIOR TEAM PERFORMANCES

Fermanagh's 2016 season in division two of the NFL was a uneventful apart from avoiding relegation thanks to the generous nature of Tyrone who avoided pressuring Fermanagh too much to allow a chance to being in the relegation playoff.
Fermanagh's run in last season's Ulster championship short lived having being knocked out on their opener with a poor Donegal side. Afterwards, Pete McGrath accused Donegal of gamesmanship. However, the blame did lie with Pete and his management of the team as the team failed to capitalise on Neil McGee's sending off just before half-time. It was annoying to see a weak Donegal outsmart Fermanagh so easily.

However, the backdoor entry to the qualifiers in the All Ireland championship was a bit more interesting when Fermanagh beat Wexford to progress to round 2. Then they met Mayo in a game that Fermanagh looked good at half time leading Mayo by 1-10 t0 1-4. But as usual with Fermanagh they blew it and once again Pete blamed poor refereeing regarding the controversial O'Shea incident but really this was a smokescreen for not finishing off Mayo.

The three top Fermanagh players of the season who performed best and were the most consistent were Tomas Corrigan, Eoin Donnelly and Barry Mulrone.

BigToeJoe (Fermanagh) - Posts: 106 - 29/12/2016 10:51:15    1942230

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Replying To BigToeJoe:  "REVIEW OF THE 2016 COUNTY SENIOR TEAM PERFORMANCES

Fermanagh's 2016 season in division two of the NFL was a uneventful apart from avoiding relegation thanks to the generous nature of Tyrone who avoided pressuring Fermanagh too much to allow a chance to being in the relegation playoff.
Fermanagh's run in last season's Ulster championship short lived having being knocked out on their opener with a poor Donegal side. Afterwards, Pete McGrath accused Donegal of gamesmanship. However, the blame did lie with Pete and his management of the team as the team failed to capitalise on Neil McGee's sending off just before half-time. It was annoying to see a weak Donegal outsmart Fermanagh so easily.

However, the backdoor entry to the qualifiers in the All Ireland championship was a bit more interesting when Fermanagh beat Wexford to progress to round 2. Then they met Mayo in a game that Fermanagh looked good at half time leading Mayo by 1-10 t0 1-4. But as usual with Fermanagh they blew it and once again Pete blamed poor refereeing regarding the controversial O'Shea incident but really this was a smokescreen for not finishing off Mayo.

The three top Fermanagh players of the season who performed best and were the most consistent were Tomas Corrigan, Eoin Donnelly and Barry Mulrone."
1.) They finished 4th in division 2.
2.) Donegal was not their opener, or did you not go to their opening game?
3.) Fermanagh should have finished off mayo but it doesnt take away from the fact they got screwed over.

gotmilk (Fermanagh) - Posts: 4971 - 01/01/2017 16:58:37    1942580

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Fermanagh manager Pete McGrath says his side are on a par with any county in Ulster and have never been better placed to win their first provincial title...

Anyone agree?

BigToeJoe (Fermanagh) - Posts: 106 - 03/01/2017 11:16:22    1942758

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Replying To BigToeJoe:  "Fermanagh manager Pete McGrath says his side are on a par with any county in Ulster and have never been better placed to win their first provincial title...

Anyone agree?"
For me Tyrone and Donegal are in the elite. After that I would have Fermanagh, Monaghan and Cavan.
Derry have lost half their squad from last year. Down and Armagh are both in bad places.
Antrim are Antrim

gotmilk (Fermanagh) - Posts: 4971 - 03/01/2017 15:28:19    1942808

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Hard to know where we stand this year. Missing alot of players like marty o brien, damian kelly, niall cassidy etc as well as that seeing today that ruairi corrigan, Quigley and ryan jones will miss the first few games. have we players to replace them??? Monaghan will be a challenge on Sunday to see what we have at our disposal

Fermanaghboy (Fermanagh) - Posts: 47 - 04/01/2017 11:58:31    1943005

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