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Ulster Senior Football Championship 2015

Preliminary Round:
Donegal v Tyrone

Quarter Finals:
Cavan v Monaghan
Fermanagh v Antrim
Derry v Down
Armagh v Donegal/Tyrone

Semi Finals:
Cavan/Monaghan v Fermanagh/Antrim
Derry/Cavan v Armagh/Donegal/Tyrone

Looks like a repeat of last season for Fermanagh.

IrvinestownMkII (Fermanagh) - Posts: 1384 - 09/10/2014 20:36:34    1662092


An Ulster Final appearance is likely next year. Fermanagh were unlucky against Antrim in 2014 and with home advantage again they won't make the same mistakes. It is always tight against Monaghan but we should be able to pull it off. Anything can happen in the final so we have a good chance of winning the first Anglo Celt.

hairyhorse (Fermanagh) - Posts: 94 - 10/10/2014 09:17:17    1662178


How you can say an Ulster Final is 'Likely' is beyond me. What are you basing this on??? Fermanagh have nowhere near the quality. I think the County final summed up exactly where Fermanagh football is at the moment. I think it's time to invest heavily in the youth structure to get it right first.

Susuki82 (Fermanagh) - Posts: 56 - 10/10/2014 10:50:40    1662259


Agree,hard to see how Fermanagh should be making Ulster final in 2015 but certainly after that draw there would be some optimism we can redeem ourselves against Antrim and get ourselves into a derby semi with either Cavan or Monaghan. Alot of this will of course depend on the county panel that Mc Grath has and selects next year.

From last years panel there will be no change in goalkeepers with Snow and Treacy both selected. The defence is an area we need to improve on,over years it had been our strength but we havnt tight marking players we used to have,John Woods,Marty O Brien,Ryan Mc Cluskey, Tiernan Daly and Barry Mulrone will be key players along with Decky Mc Cusker and Lee Cullen potentially. Tommy Mc Elroy and if available Conor Quigley can have an impact from wing back positions.

In midfield sector alot will depend on Eoin Donnelly but he needs more support from Richard O'Callaghan, after that options are short, Mark Murphy can still have pivotal role as a substitute. In the forwards, Sean Quigley,Ryan Jones Ruairi Corrigan and Eamon Maguire all showed strongly so add in the returning Tomas Corrgian and there is options there. If we can get Darryl Keenan,Daniel Kille Eddie Courtney,Chris O'Brien back in the county fold it would be a forward unit with many scoring options.

Also there is the Eoin Mc Manus from Teemore who showed in the club championhsip that he has great potential so be worthy of place on the squad in 2015,add him to the others we can draft in and there is no shortage of attacking threats avilable to McGrath.

Overall the club championship,the standard of games was poor,Roslea were well ahead of most teams. Is there any players that people think have shown county potential over the club season?

macca999 (Fermanagh) - Posts: 902 - 12/10/2014 21:21:31    1663002


macca is there a place in your team for Paul McCusker?

erneboy (Fermanagh) - Posts: 1302 - 14/10/2014 12:14:02    1663468


If Paul Mc Cusker can continue the form shown with Ederney this season im sure he will make the county panel or be very close to it

macca999 (Fermanagh) - Posts: 902 - 14/10/2014 16:55:46    1663634


Fermanagh has a chance of getting to the ulster final next season but for any chance to be sure of a win someone of Seamie's ability is needed to boost our county's fortunes. Therefore, some way must be found to incorporate him in the team again even if some have to eat humble pie. If anyone has any better ideas of boosting Fermanagh's chances, I would like to know?

AuldGussie (Fermanagh) - Posts: 72 - 16/10/2014 11:20:47    1664198


Lets take a look at Fermanaghs scoring feats last season Gussie without quigley
2-13 (19)
0-18 (18)
2-20 (26)
3-10 (19)
3-13 (22)
2-15 (21)

That is an average of just under 21 points per game. It's not at Full forward Fermanagh have issues. Given the attitude of Seamus Quigley I wouldn't have him near the team. Yes if Fermanagh were racking up scores of 9 or 10 points per game i could see the merit in it but the facts speak for themselves.

Also gussie how many games did Fermanagh win with Seamus Quigley on the pitch last season???

gotmilk (Fermanagh) - Posts: 4971 - 16/10/2014 20:05:11    1664481


Ok macca your team is seriously depleted with the
latest news, Tommy McElroy, Mark Murphy, Paul Ward and Eamon Maguire have all confirmed to Pete McGrath that they won't be returning in 2015. Also unavailable to the manager next season will be Stephen McElrone (injured), Brian Cox (work commitments) and Ronan Ormsby (exam-tied).
What is your thinking now and what's your thoughts on the return of the Roslea ace to the county team?

cillnaile. (Fermanagh) - Posts: 960 - 17/10/2014 09:43:30    1664569


Sean Quigley has stated that he will not be coming back to the County scene in 2015 - he will be a huge blow!!!!

Erne_Supporter (Fermanagh) - Posts: 136 - 17/10/2014 21:47:05    1664837


Gotmilk I understand where your coming from on not wanting Séamus on the Fermanagh team because of his attitude but you can't seriously argue that Fermanagh wouldn't be a better team with him in it? He is a step above every forward in Fermanagh, with the exception this year of Seán who is in better form.

In my opinion its a new year so the slate should be wiped clean. When Peter McGinnity first took on the Roslea job he cut Séamus (and a few others) two years in a row for breaking rules he had set down. At the start of each year what had happened in the previous one was forgotten about and everyone came back on board. That is the approach that should be taken here I think.

Ultan. (Fermanagh) - Posts: 78 - 18/10/2014 12:09:05    1664893


I feel James McGrath will be the number one keeper in 2015

Erne_Supporter (Fermanagh) - Posts: 136 - 18/10/2014 14:08:04    1664928


Ultan I genuinley think Seamus could be in the top 10 players in Ireland if he had the right mentality. He doesn't and seems to upset morale. So do you offer him a clean slate for 10 years? 4 managers this man has managed to peeve off. He is gone. Use what is there and go ahead with what we have.

gotmilk (Fermanagh) - Posts: 4971 - 20/10/2014 12:03:48    1665402


His attitude wouldn't be tolerated in the bigger Counties, so why should it be any different with Fermanagh. Make best of the players who have the right attitide and ambition.

FoolsGold (Cavan) - Posts: 2278 - 20/10/2014 16:05:55    1665548


The retirements announced over weekend are a blow to Mc Graths plans for 2015,especially Eamon Maguire who has shown great form during the season. Mc Grath has stated he is looking at 10/11 players coming into the squad, which is a major overhaul for any county,lets hope that the quality is there and that some of the club championship games wernt a true reflection on certain players.

Regarding Seamus Quigley its simple,no player is bigger than the team,if isnt able to commit 100% then he doesnt make the panel.4 managers cant all be wrong about him and he has been given enough chances now.As a county we need to focus on players who want to represent their county and will give 100% to the jersey.

Sean Quigley, i would hope will be available again as he showed against Laois that he has serious talent....dont see why he wouldnt be available bar injury of course

macca999 (Fermanagh) - Posts: 902 - 20/10/2014 16:41:21    1665566


macca999 is of the opinion "Regarding Seamus Quigley its simple,no player is bigger than the team,if isnt able to commit 100% then he doesnt make the panel.4 managers cant all be wrong about him and he has been given enough chances now"
Answer me this, what kind of a team is there without the Quigleys and now Eamon Maguire, etc?
Answer me this, who are these four county managers you refer to? He never fell out with O'Rourke. He never fell out with John O'Neill as the situation at the team was that a host of senior players refused to play for his team. He never fell out with Peter Canavan but due to commitments he simply didn't play and the only manager who banned him was the present man where maturity and diplomacy wasn't exercised by those by the said manager.
One must remember that these players should not be treated like schoolchildren and no manager is bigger than the team! Without the Quigleys, Fermanagh will have an uphill struggle.

abc1234 (Fermanagh) - Posts: 392 - 21/10/2014 16:45:20    1665830


He was dropped by O Rouke for not attending weight sessions
In 2009 he was brought into the fold after their Ulster Championship exit to Cavan, and scored two points in their defeat to Wicklow. Then-manager Malachy O'Rourke then invited Quigley onto the squad for the following year, but he was dropped after non-attendance at a series of weights sessions.

FoolsGold (Cavan) - Posts: 2278 - 21/10/2014 17:14:11    1665844


And he certainly did fall with Canavan

FoolsGold (Cavan) - Posts: 2278 - 21/10/2014 17:17:43    1665848


Division 1
Tues, 21 Oct Final Enniskillen Gaels 2-1 v Derrygonnelly Harps 5-12
Sun, 26 Oct, Venue: Brewster Park, (Round: Final), Enniskillen Gaels V Aghadrumsee St McCartans 15:00, Ref: Joe Smyth
Division 1
Tue, 21 Oct, Venue: Brewster Park, (Round: FINAL), Enniskillen Gaels V Derrygonnelly Harps 19:30, Ref: John Mc Gauran
Division 5
Sun, 26 Oct, Venue: Brewster Park, (Round: Round 5), Enniskillen Gaels V Aghadrumsee St McCartans 12:00, Ref: Noel Davis
Erne Cup 1 Final
@ 1.15pm Roslea v St Patricks @ Brewster Park
Erne Cup 1 & 2 P/R Play-off
@ 3.00pm Belcoo v Tempo @ Maguiresbridge

Jacob86 (Fermanagh) - Posts: 244 - 22/10/2014 19:23:01    1666264


abc1234- i dont know what facts base your opinion regarding Seamus Quigley,but they are way from the truth,4 county managers have had issues with him. His ability and talent is unquestionable but his discipline and level of commitment to the county jersey hasnt been acceptable. To play county football you have to meet high standards of preparation and training.This years fall out even dragged Conor and Sean into the situation,both of whom i hope are involved in the county team in 2015.

Managers make decisions in best interests of the team,which is more important than any individual,examples of this are Kevin Cassidy in Donegal and Conor Mortimer in Mayo. Teams win trophies not individuals.

Anyway moving on the issue,the county team suffered another blow with news that John Woods is to take a break from inter-county next year,he is the best corner back and that awful injurey last year has probably influenced his decision. Hopefully he returns soon!

macca999 (Fermanagh) - Posts: 902 - 23/10/2014 12:25:53    1666460