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Ainmiucháin (Nominations)​Received​

Cathaoirleach (Chairman)​Patsy Dolan (Out-going)

Leas Cathaoirleach (Vice Chairman) Greg Kelly (Out-going)

Rúnai Cúnta (Assistant Secretary) Ferghal O'Connor

Cisteoir (Treasurer)​Patricia Durnien (Out-going)

Cisteoir Cúnta (Assistant Treasurer)​ Sean Burns (Out-going)

Oifigeach Forbartha
(Development Officer)​Peter Carty (Out-going)

Oifigeach Oiliúna (Coaching Officer) Deirdre Donnelly (Out-going)

Oifigeach Cultúra & Gaeilge
(Officer Culture & Irish Language) Mary Sweeney (Out-going)

Oifigeach Caidreamh Poiblí (PRO)​ Johnny McManus (Out-going) Pauric McGurn

Ard Comhairle (Central Council) Peter Carty, Hugh Crudden, Patsy Dolan, Tiernach Mahon.

Comhairle Uladh (Ulster Council) 2 ​Harry Traynor (Out-going) Brian Armitage,
Noel Davis, Vincent Martin, Johnny McManus, Jim Tummon.

Comhdháil Bhliantúil(Delegates To Congress)-2 Peter Carty, Eugene Hueston,
Greg Kelly, Tiernach Mahon, Vincent Martin, John McElroy, Johnny McManus.

Comhairle Uladh Comhdháil Bhliantúil (Delegates to Ulster Convention)-5
Brian Armitage, Tom Boyle, Patsy Dolan, Eugene Hueston, Vincent Martin,
Peter Carty. ​

Erne_Supporter (Fermanagh) - Posts: 136 - 08/12/2014 17:55:28    1677452


Good to see preparation for 2015 inter-county season is well underway, with Fermanagh playing Leitrim last week and Monaghan last night(anyone hear how it went)

Havnt seen full training panel but newcowers include Roslea's James McMahon, Erne Gaels trio Ryan Lyons, Tommy McCaffrey and Barry McCann, Derrygonnelly duo Michael Jones and Eamon McHugh, Eoin McManus from Teemore, Darren McQuade from Coa, Kinawley pair James Allen and Sean McManus while there is returns to the squad for Lisnaskea forward Daniel Kille and Roslea defender Conor Quigley.

With the turnover in players with retirements the panel was always going to have to turn to youth this year. Great to see Kille back,anyone know if Chris O Brien and Daryl Keenan are back?

macca999 (Fermanagh) - Posts: 902 - 11/12/2014 16:12:41    1678075


I don't know why macca keeps harping on about O'Brien & Keenan as neither haven't shown any interest in returning to county football since this new man took over. In fact, their is many more who haven't returned either never mind the host of players who have left in the last two seasons. Fundamental to getting players of quality interested is confidence that the county team will have success. Unfortunately, the last two seasons hasn't delivered any progress and it's understandable that players feel that it is just too much of a commitment for so much effort and instead concentrate on their club games where success is more likely.

Jacob86 (Fermanagh) - Posts: 244 - 11/12/2014 17:51:08    1678093


im not harping on,just wanted clarified if either were currenly on the panel,there is no doubting that both have the quality for inter-county level. Daryl was on panel last year but left due to work commitments. Pity as both would be big additions but if cant commit or desire not there then no point.....who else hasnt returned?

agree with jacob that confidence is key to Fermanaghs hopes with so many youngsters involved and terms of the commitment and sacrifices Mayos Seamus O Shea recently hightlighted if he was with a weaker county he would question if he would commit to the county knowing success was limited.

macca999 (Fermanagh) - Posts: 902 - 12/12/2014 10:51:13    1678184


Not much change once again I see on the County board officers.

(Chairman) Patsy Dolan

(Vice Chairman) Greg Kelly

(Assistant Secretary) Ferghal O'Connor

(Treasurer) Patricia Durnien

(Assistant Treasurer) Sean Burns

(Development Officer) Peter Carty

(Coaching Officer) Deirdre Donnelly

(Officer Culture & Irish Language) Mary Sweeney

(PRO) Pauric McGurn

(Central Council) Peter Carty

(Ulster Council Reps) Harry Traynor and Brian Armitage

(Delegates to Congress) Thomas Eddie Boyle, Patsy Dolan, Brian Armitage, Peter Carty and Greg Kelly

(Delegates to Ulster Convention) Brian Armitage, Thomas Eddie Boyle, Eugene Houston, Vincent Martin and Peter Carty

Erne_Supporter (Fermanagh) - Posts: 136 - 20/12/2014 09:07:40    1679568


Yeah it is still largely the same bunch! Reading the convention report I notice that the chairman took a strong stance on abuse via social media. Referees unfortunately come in for a lot of attention and that isn't fair as someone has to do this job. On the subject of a windfall for the the GAA in Fermanagh with the installation of a wind turbine will hopefully add to the financial coffers clubs throughout the county. However, there is some concern that clubs may not get the best return for this valuable asset proposed at Lissan as no public tender arrangement was sought.

Coa_gael (Fermanagh) - Posts: 1164 - 22/12/2014 09:59:19    1679736


Wat is everyone's predictions for the McKenna cup????

Erne_Supporter (Fermanagh) - Posts: 136 - 28/12/2014 09:17:38    1679975


how did the challenge match go last night? any new players fair well in it?

abitawit (Fermanagh) - Posts: 274 - 30/12/2014 11:55:48    1680083



All Sunday games at 2pm, all midweek games at 7.30pm
Group A: Ulster University, Down, Cavan, Monaghan
Group B: QUB, Fermanagh, Donegal, Derry
Group C: St Mary's, Armagh, Antrim, Tyrone


Sunday, January 4 - Round 1
Group A: Monaghan v UU (Clones), Down v Cavan (Páirc Esler)
Group B: Fermanagh v QUB (Brewster Park), Derry v Donegal (Celtic Park)
Group C: Armagh v Tyrone (Athletic Grounds), Antrim v St Marys (Creggan).

Saturday, January 10 - Round 2
Group A: Cavan v Ulster University (Kingspan Breffni Park, 7.30pm)

Sunday, January 11 - Round 2
Group A: Monaghan v Down (Clones)
Group B: Donegal v QUB (Páirc MacCumhaill) Fermanagh v Derry (Brewster Park)
Group C: Antrim v Armagh (Creggan), Tyrone v St Mary's (Healy Park)

Wednesday, January 14 - Round 3
Group A: Down v Ulster University (Páirc Esler), Cavan v Monaghan (Kingspan Breffni Park)
Group B: Derry v QUB (Celtic Park), Donegal v Fermanagh (Páirc MacCumhaill)
Group C: Tyrone v Antrim (Healy Park), Armagh v St Marys (Athletic Grounds)

Sunday, January 18 - Semi-Finals
(1) Group A Winner v Group B Winner
(2) Group C Winner v Best Runner-Up

Saturday, January 24 - Final

IrvinestownMkII (Fermanagh) - Posts: 1384 - 30/12/2014 12:03:35    1680084


Sean Quigley hit 2-7, a real class act

Erne_Supporter (Fermanagh) - Posts: 136 - 30/12/2014 17:48:50    1680113


Does anyone think any players have been missed out whilst the picking of the panel?

Susuki82 (Fermanagh) - Posts: 56 - 02/01/2015 15:37:32    1680186



abitawit (Fermanagh) - Posts: 274 - 03/01/2015 17:37:05    1680283


MCKENNA CUP - Group B - Round 1:


Fermanagh team: Thomas Treacy, Aidan Breen. Barry Mulrone, Sean Quigley, Conal Jones, Ryan McCluskey, Paul McCusker, Ryan Jones, (Capt), Declan McCusker, Mickey Jones, Eoin McManus, James Allen, Ruairi Corrigan, James McMahon, Ryan Lyons.

• Queens hit the first point through Tony Donnelly to go one ahead after 4 minutes
• Barry Mulrone scores Fermanagh's first point of 2015 to make it 0-1 apiece. 9 minutes gone
• Declan McCusker is fouled after a powerful run and Sean Quigley pops the free over. Fermanagh lead 0-2 to 0-1
• A superb pass from Ruairi Corrigan to Ryan Lyons sees the Erne Gaels attackers shot crash back off the crossbar .So close to a goal. 0-2 v 0-1
• Conor Hamill from Glenavy makes it 0-2 apiece from a difficult angle.
• A sweet Sean Quigley point puts Fermanagh 0-3 to 0-2 ahead, immediately after Aidan Breen then hits the post. 20 minutes played
• Two more Sean Quigley points push Fermanagh 0-5 to 0-2 ahead as they start to take control of this game.
• Ryan Murray from Lamh Dhearg points for Queens, 0-5 to 0-3
• A splendid score from Ryan Murray of Queens again makes it Fermanagh 0-5 v Queens 0-4.
• A well worked Fermanagh score sees Ederneys Paul McCusker point. Fermanagh lead 0-6 to 0-4 with 30 played
• Goal for Fermanagh, Sean Quigley gets his fist to a high ball sent in by Eoin McManus. Fermanagh lead 1-6 v 0-4.
• Half Time from Brewster Park.
• Fermanagh lead Queens University 1-6 to 0-4.

IrvinestownMkII (Fermanagh) - Posts: 1384 - 04/01/2015 14:47:05    1680354


• Interval sees some clapping for the tandem man!
• The second half is 3 minutes old and it's Fermanagh 1-6 v Queens 0-5 thanks to Queens captain Sean Warnock
• Ryan Jones is fouled in the 41st minute. Sean Quigley duly converts the free to put the Erne men 1-7 to 0-5 ahead
• A top class Ryan Jones score after a flowing Fermanagh move. Fermanagh 1-8 v Queens 0-5
• Aidan Breen gets up from defence to fire over the bar. Fermanagh are moving rightly now and lead 1-9 v 0-5. 44 mins played.
• Ciaran OHanlon of Killeavy points from a free, while Ruairi Corrigan points from play at the other side. It's 1-10 v 0-6
• Ciaran Flaherty replaces Ryan Lyons. We have 23 minutes left and Fermanagh lead 1-10 to 0-6
• Tony Donnelly grabs his second point for Queens. It's now 1-10 to 0-7
• Darren McQuade of Coa comes on for Fermanagh for Teemore's Eoin McManus
• Substitute Ciaran Flaherty points for Fermanagh. It's 1-11 v 0-7 with 15 mins to go
• James Duffy comes on for Aidan Breen
• A lovely score from Paul McCusker puts Fermanagh 1-12 v 0-7 ahead. Richard O'Callaghan then replaces Paul McCusker. 6 mins left
• Daniel Kille replaces Ruairi Corrigan who looks to have picked up a nasty looking injury.
• Ronan McGrady point for Queens makes it 1-12 v 0-8. 2 mins to go
• Kinawley's Sean McManus comes on for Derrygonnelly's Conall Jones as the game nears to a conclusion
• QUB students lose to Fermanagh. Final score 1-12 to 9.

IrvinestownMkII (Fermanagh) - Posts: 1384 - 04/01/2015 15:38:23    1680362


McKenna Cup Round 1 Final Scores:

Monaghan 0-20 University of Ulster Students 2-10
Down 1-9 Cavan 2-11
Derry 1-16 Donegal 0-8
Fermanagh 1-13 Queens University Students 0-9
Armagh 1-10 Tyrone 1-12
Antrim 1-7 St Marys Teacher Students 0-9

IrvinestownMkII (Fermanagh) - Posts: 1384 - 04/01/2015 16:12:08    1680374


Good to get inter-county action back underway today at Brewster Park, with a decent workout in front of a good crowd for the season opener. With so many new young players involved this season confidence is huge for the squad so even a McKenna cup victory will help them going into the next game. There was positives and good performances with Thomas Treacy in nets(good kickouts,strong on high ball)James Mc Mahon,Aidan Breen, Barry Mulrone, Ryan Jones and Ruairi Corrigan,who had to go off late in second half,hope the injury isnt too serious. Conceding goals was a problem last year so good to keep clean sheet today,so need to work on that.

Next week versus Derry will be a better test for the new players in the squad. Just one thing for county board to note,maybe opne more then 3 turnstiles next week to allow people in bit quicker!

macca999 (Fermanagh) - Posts: 902 - 04/01/2015 18:17:38    1680421


macca999 I think you are being overly optimistic before we see them playing a real competitive game and the next outing with Derry would be a better measure of the refreshed Fermanagh team. Mulrone's return provided a much needed experienced operator in the backs while Jones needs a stronger and cleverer player with him at midfield. I thought Quigley could have done more but I suppose there was no panic as the result was always going against Queens students. McCusker (Paul) and McMahon looked good and I would agree that the new man in the nets could find a more permanent place on the team if he lives up to yesterday's performances. Let's see what next Sunday will offer.

gaalltheway (Fermanagh) - Posts: 762 - 05/01/2015 14:38:25    1680643


The turnstiles on Sunday were a complete joke and caused a lot people to miss the start of the game I think for this Sunday's game they should get that ticket hut they have been using last year

mr_gaa1 (Fermanagh) - Posts: 242 - 06/01/2015 13:14:55    1680877


Unfortunately, many people like mr_gaa1 and macca999 turned up at the last minute and expect immediate access to Brewster Park. Because the crowd number is much smaller than that for league and particularly championship games the GAA mobile ticket unit is not warranted. The best solution is to arrive early rather than having a large queue at 2pm! Anyway, there are other benefits in having only a small number of turnstiles as our Gaels halftime draw promoters can easily sell tickets to a reasonable flow of GAA supporters after they have gone through the turnstiles!

gaalltheway (Fermanagh) - Posts: 762 - 06/01/2015 14:44:19    1680926


06/01/2015 16:02:07
County: Fermanagh
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Fermanagh are least favourites in the Bookmakers for Ulster @ 30/1 with Antrim next @ 22/1 & @ 500/1 for the All Ireland with only Limerick, Carlow, Offaly, Waterford, Wicklow, Limerick, London & New York with lesser odds. Do you think it's a fair reflection on where the County is at the moment?

That's rather a premature prediction considering the bookies usually base their odds when they see the counties perform in the NFL first! Anyway, how would they know the new Fermanagh team at this stage?

gaalltheway (Fermanagh) - Posts: 762 - 06/01/2015 16:41:45    1680988