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New Fermanagh Manager - 8 Like(s)

Replying To shaggylegend:  "I think it's shameful that the players wouldn't endorse Pete to stay on. He has given Fermanagh four years of service where year on year Fermanagh's finest have dropped off and thrown in the towel. If a great man like Pete McGrath can't get everybody to commit, then the new manager has no chance. Fermanagh football is going to go to a very low place."
Hi shaggy for you to make such criticism without being informed fully of the facts is grossly unfair to the Fermanagh squad who give up of their leisure time freely for the sake of the game. I have every respect for each and every one of the squad members and to us Fermanagh fans, managers may come and go but the players are the most important! The players decision doesn't mean that they didn't respect McGrath's input during his tenure but NO MANAGER is bigger than the team and the future many believe is that Fermanagh could be better off with a younger manager who can bring fresh thinking and who is in touch with the modern game.

cillnaile. (Fermanagh) - 15/07/2017 09:47:19

Dr Mckenna Cup 2020 - 2 Like(s)
College teams absences are no real loss to the McKenna Cup as they didn't contribute a standard becoming of county level and thereby weaken the status of the competition so macca's perception doesn't stand up to scrutiny. Anyway, I believe that colleges weren't that keen on continuing participating as it affected their own uni-competition so the issue of counties restricted college players wasn't the real reason but it may have influenced the colleges decision to withdraw. Looking back at the Down game, I would say we will find Antrim more of a challenge than many might think unless the players make more of a co-ordinated effort. Corrigan and indeed Quigley if fit would make the frontline more successful. I await to be inspired by some of these new players but it may be wishful thinking on my part. So don't be surprised if we lose to the Antrim men.

cillnaile. (Fermanagh) - 02/01/2020 16:33:18

Dr Mckenna Cup 2020 - 2 Like(s)

Replying To ArthurDouglas:  "I'm holding you accountable for the words you type... 2019: Monaghan(1-14)v(0-17)St Mary's University College (2019) --Draw game Fermanagh(1-9)v(0-12)Ulster University (2019) --Draw game 2018: Derry(2-14) v (3-10)Ulster University (2018) --1 point College defeat Antrim(0-15) v (4-8)St Mary's University College (2018) --College Win Armagh(0-12)v(1-9)Ulster University (2018) -- Draw game Fermanagh(1-10)v(1-9)Queens University Belfast (2018) --1 point College defeat "They didn't contribute a standard becoming of county level" Most college teams are made up of young county panellists? James McMahon (QUB captain), Jack McCann (QUB) and Ciaran Corrigan (SMU) are the only Fermanagh county players to play any significant role in a university setup. So what does that say about the other students on the Fermanagh panel? Can you name the last Kinawley player to feature for their University? I have been reading this blog since the Peter McGrath Snr days and I have just had enough of the generic rubbish that is posted on here without no evidence backing it. This is in no way a personal attack, I'm up for a healthy discussion if you are able to back up everything you say."
Mr Douglas, you seem a bit rattled by my honesty but I will make no apology for my evidence based assessment. Although the Ulster colleges have participated for nearly two decades, these college teams have, naturally, emerged as among the weaker teams, but I would admit are by no means the 'whipping boys' of the competition, having won occasionally the odd game or two. Nevertheless, they are not on equal par to county teams or indeed in their universities competition with historically, universities in the south of Ireland have dominated. As for success in the McKenna Cup the evidence clearly demonstrates this with NO CUP WINS FOR ANY COLLEGE TEAM - EVER!!! Tyrone (16 wins - 1957, 1973, 1978, 1982, 1984, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019) Monaghan (14 wins - 1927, 1928, 1932, 1934, 1935, 1937, 1948, 1952, 1976, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1995, 2003) Cavan (11 wins - 1936, 1940, 1943, 1951, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1962, 1968, 1988, 2000) Down (11 wins - 1944, 1959, 1961, 1964, 1972, 1987, 1989, 1992, 1996, 1998, 2008) Derry (11 wins - 1947, 1954, 1958, 1960, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1993, 1999, 2011) Donegal (11 wins - 1963, 1965, 1967, 1975, 1985, 1991, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2010, 2018) Armagh (9 wins - 1929, 1931, 1938, 1939, 1949, 1950, 1986, 1990, 1994_ Antrim (6 wins - 1941, 1942, 1945, 1946, 1966, 1981) Fermanagh (4 wins - 1930, 1933, 1977, 1997)

cillnaile. (Fermanagh) - 02/01/2020 23:27:34

League Finals - 1 Like(s)

Replying To jimmy1:  "We now have two of the top 5 teams in division 1 playing intermediate championship next year . Kinawley are in the ulster intermediate championship and play division 1 football How does this reflect on us in Ulster ? Other Ulster teams are correctly asking how division 1 teams can be playing intermediate championship. The league has been reduced to an absolute joke and reform is drastically needed We had two teams in division 2 in the SENIOR championship final . The whole thing is a complete shambles"
Jimmy1, you and erneboy's contributions makes mores sense than yond Nontheism poster whose comments are not shared widely ias he might think in the GAA community. There is a growing school of thinking that our county football produces little or no success and should take second place to club football and clubs should have first call on their players within reason, rather than the county. That way we will see improvement in both the club league campaigns and club championships. I rest my case.

cillnaile. (Fermanagh) - 15/10/2019 22:41:37

Dr Mckenna Cup 2020 - 1 Like(s)

Replying To macca999:  "Disappointing to lose with late goal yesterday(from 25 yards), though bigger picture is Newbridge in few weeks time. Ricey confirmed after the game that Sean Quigley isnt involved in the panel confirming the rumours, major blow,lets hope he is back in the squad ASAP."
Hi macca your comment is unusually brief so could you tell us what different could Ricey have done yesterday to avoid humiliation?

cillnaile. (Fermanagh) - 06/01/2020 10:01:48

2019 Dr McKenna Cup - 1 Like(s)

Replying To thewayiseeit:  "Cillnaile, you obviously can't read as nowhere in my previous post did I criticise either management or players . For your information I have played at all levels for the county and managed numerous teams within my club so I do know whether it is pumped or stuffed. Your opening line "I wasn't at the game last night as I seen it as a pointless exercise" tells us all we need to know about what kind of fair weather supporter you are"
With a thewayiseeit (UK) username says more about you and your lack of loyalty to your own county preferring to register as "UK" rather than "Fermanagh". Managing teams within one's club is a far cry from managing a county team and therein lies the point I referred to in a previous posting. People like you have a narrow perspective because you simply aren't county managers or indeed probably not capable of being in that crucial position either! As for me not being at the last game was more about trying to get home on time to travel to Omagh which would have left me arriving probably after halftime hence my "pointless exercise" comment combined with the fact Tyrone were odds favourite to win. I viewed the previous Derry game which I attended more of a barometer of our county team performances going forward. Sorry I rattled so many posters with my honest opinion but I can only state what is the truth, Bye for now and I will comment again when Fermanagh meet Cork in the NFL in what will be a HUGE game for us.

cillnaile. (Fermanagh) - 11/01/2019 20:31:04

ULSTER CHAMPIONSHIP FOOTBALL 2019 - 1 Like(s)
A good outcome and some great young p;layers emerging but to be honest Donegal didn't look good. Let's hope we have as similar performance in the semi final with Derry next Saturday at Healy Pk.

cillnaile. (Fermanagh) - 30/06/2019 12:25:39

National Football League 2019 - Division 2 - 1 Like(s)
If Fermanagh were promoted that would be a massive result given that their performance in the league so far has been questionable. However, I do believe that the killing off the Kildare challenge has boosted the team's confidence and should set them in a good place to take points from the Donegal game this Sunday. If they succeed then I would have high hopes of them finishing well in the league. I feel the absence of key players like Barry Mulrone who is taking time out for family reasons. is a big lost to Fermanagh. Should the Corrigans return that should make a massive difference. I think Sean Quigley is performing well so far and Ciaran Corrigan has made a major impact especially in the Kildare game. Let us keep or fingers crossed that Sunday goes well for the team.

cillnaile. (Fermanagh) - 20/02/2019 08:59:55