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Replying To Itown1234:  "Looking at the league table does a win over Westmeath guarantee Fermanagh's promotion to NFL Division 2. On a side note, I am glad to see the Westmeath game back in Ederney, it would never have been a smart idea to move the pitch when the team have found a winning streak in Ederney."
I think a win against Westmeath on Saturday would definitely leave Fermanagh in pole position to secure promotion to Division 2. pole position but getting there won't be easy though as Westmeath have been showing a daring streak in the goal area where Fermanagh has been weakest. I think it will be the toughest challenge so far. As macca would say it will be a HUGE game!!

BigToeJoe (Fermanagh) - Posts: 185 - 15/03/2023 12:17:13    2464004

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Replying To BigToeJoe:  "I think a win against Westmeath on Saturday would definitely leave Fermanagh in pole position to secure promotion to Division 2. pole position but getting there won't be easy though as Westmeath have been showing a daring streak in the goal area where Fermanagh has been weakest. I think it will be the toughest challenge so far. As macca would say it will be a HUGE game!!"
Do we expect to see any players unavailable for the game?

You're right it won't be an easy game, let's hope for a perfect performance from Fermanagh. For the young players, it would be fantastic to see them playing in Division 2.

Itown1234 (Fermanagh) - Posts: 35 - 15/03/2023 13:31:52    2464034

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Replying To KeshGFC:  "There are 2 or 3 of us that come on and offer comments on football .. good bad or misinformed they are opinions.. seems most people choose to come on here to comment on comments… please give views on football .. don't make it personal .. I mean what's the point … as this is the Fermanagh gaa thread not the Fermanagh pundit bashing thread !!"
As an outsider looking in ,Macca is one who gives an honest opinions. Some have a chip because he might have mentioned a player from their club previously. Bringing up a comment about a goalie last year, as if it's a big agenda.

FoolsGold (Cavan) - Posts: 2739 - 15/03/2023 14:59:00    2464053

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Replying To FoolsGold:  "As an outsider looking in ,Macca is one who gives an honest opinions. Some have a chip because he might have mentioned a player from their club previously. Bringing up a comment about a goalie last year, as if it's a big agenda."
OMG we have an intruder giving his opinion of Fermanagh forum users.

So a user from Cavan using some fool name thinks he is qualified to make assessments of our indigenous Fermanagh fans? Well that takes the biscuit given that macca999 causes such outcry at times from multiple fans.

How many Fermanagh people go into a Cavan thread and criticise? I think it would be nil.

ekn_teacher (Fermanagh) - Posts: 269 - 15/03/2023 16:49:17    2464088

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Thanks Foolsgold, you hit the nail on the head, thats all. You may be accused of being me now by some posters on here.


Itown1234, A Fermanagh win over Westmeath would leave us in a great position but if Offaly (god knows how those poor lads feeling)beat Tipperary this Saturday and on final weekend, they at home to Down (who would have nothing to play for if we win at weekend, they would be on 10 points also,so if Fermanagh level on 10 points Offaly would be promoted on virtue of head to head, so Fermanagh would need another point v Cavan to get promoted in that scenario.
Alot of potential twists and turns

Down be Cheering Westmeath Saturday and Offaly be cheering on Fermanagh.

Its certainly a BIG GAME in Ederney:-)

macca999 (Fermanagh) - Posts: 1084 - 15/03/2023 17:07:15    2464093

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Replying To FoolsGold:  "As an outsider looking in ,Macca is one who gives an honest opinions. Some have a chip because he might have mentioned a player from their club previously. Bringing up a comment about a goalie last year, as if it's a big agenda."
Stick to the football or go back to the Cavan thread.

Do you have any thoughts or opinions on Fermanagh this year?

Itown1234 (Fermanagh) - Posts: 35 - 16/03/2023 09:29:07    2464131

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Replying To Itown1234:  "Stick to the football or go back to the Cavan thread.

Do you have any thoughts or opinions on Fermanagh this year?"
Well said!! Why do I get the feeling that KeshKFC and Foolsgold are in fact macca999 in disguise given his reputation as a multiuser poster?

BigToeJoe (Fermanagh) - Posts: 185 - 16/03/2023 09:56:15    2464139

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I was wondering if Fermanagh fail in their aim for promotion would that be in fact better for the younger players as div 2 might be too challenging for them at this stage in their career?

I know from past experience it's very disheartening to be dumped back down a division after one season.

cillnaile. (Fermanagh) - Posts: 997 - 16/03/2023 10:26:38    2464149

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Division 2 might be a push for the younger players. We won't know until they play at that level if they are ready or not.

The Westmeath game will be a big tell, with their current team they would more than likely survive Division 2.

Itown1234 (Fermanagh) - Posts: 35 - 16/03/2023 11:06:29    2464162

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Congrats boys a discussion on football has broken out ..

KeshGFC (Fermanagh) - Posts: 327 - 16/03/2023 11:22:20    2464168

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Replying To BigToeJoe:  "Well said!! Why do I get the feeling that KeshKFC and Foolsgold are in fact macca999 in disguise given his reputation as a multiuser poster?"
You been listening to the black eyed peas touch Big Toe Joe.

Sadly work and life would prevent me being this so called multiposter ,don't have time for that but don't let truth stop a good conspiracy there.


Good point ltown, would fancy that westmeath tea. Would survive in current division 2, debate on whether fermanagh would but will learn alot in next two weekends.

True kesh,at last!!

macca999 (Fermanagh) - Posts: 1084 - 16/03/2023 15:57:25    2464251

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Anyway I'd be delighted to see us progress to div 2 a lot of football needed first and 3 points will secure it. If we have any ambitions to progress we need the challenges of div 2 football. I'm delighted to see that we have strength in depth and Donnelly leaves alot of experience on bench to bring on and that has really benefited us in how we finish out games. I remember we went up to div 2 a few years ago and the chat was all about where we'd get any points and we ended up one win short of promotion to div1. I say push and push hard … succeed great .. if not then learn and go again …. We were robbed in mullingar last year and owe this Westmeath team one big time ..!!

KeshGFC (Fermanagh) - Posts: 327 - 16/03/2023 20:47:05    2464300

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Replying To macca999:  "You been listening to the black eyed peas touch Big Toe Joe.

Sadly work and life would prevent me being this so called multiposter ,don't have time for that but don't let truth stop a good conspiracy there.


Good point ltown, would fancy that westmeath tea. Would survive in current division 2, debate on whether fermanagh would but will learn alot in next two weekends.

True kesh,at last!!"
macca, I read into your Westmeath/Fermanagh comment a sniff of the donkey's hind legs about to kick again with your doubts as to Fermanagh's ability to progress and retain themselves at a higher level of footie. My view is that it has been an encouraging season for the team and I have every confidence in Donnelly and his players as they won't give up without a fight.

cillnaile. (Fermanagh) - Posts: 997 - 16/03/2023 21:16:06    2464306

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Hi folks.

Coming up from Mullingar to the game today. Any recommendations on places to watch the rugby after the game?

Matthew (None) - Posts: 991 - 18/03/2023 09:15:11    2464412

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Replying To Matthew:  "Hi folks.

Coming up from Mullingar to the game today. Any recommendations on places to watch the rugby after the game?"
Plenty of choice in Enniskillen .. pats bar and Blake's of the hollow be my choice .. hopefully you will enjoy ONE win today ;-)

KeshGFC (Fermanagh) - Posts: 327 - 18/03/2023 11:13:39    2464423

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Given that the rugby game is at 5pm, Carron's Corner Bar in Ederney (a few yards from today's Fermanagh v Westmeath game venue) I think would be a smarter choice.

AuldGussie (Fermanagh) - Posts: 91 - 18/03/2023 12:51:04    2464458

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Replying To AuldGussie:  "Given that the rugby game is at 5pm, Carron's Corner Bar in Ederney (a few yards from today's Fermanagh v Westmeath game venue) I think would be a smarter choice."
Jees I wouldn't have sent Westmeath visitors to sup pints in Ederney lol …. unless they were that shower between dugouts and score board .. shouting abuse and starting rows .. they included fathers of players and shouting abuse Leon carters and at fermanagh being worst team in ulster .. I heard Westmeath called 2nd best team in Leinster on Sunday game last weekend .. says a lot for Leinster football
Anyway we dominated all but 5-10 mins letting them in for a well worked goal and a flukey goal .. our defensive shape won that match I think .. the goal leak continues though but defence take a bow otherwise

KeshGFC (Fermanagh) - Posts: 327 - 18/03/2023 19:54:22    2464549

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Fermanagh certainly like to keep us on the edge these times, but another fantastic win for the squad.
Great sign of a team winning another close contest, though not good for the nerves.

Fermanagh controlled majority of the game and 8 point lead in second half was deserved but our weakness in conceding goals gave Westmeath a real boost as they began dominating middle area and put squeeze on our kickouts.The second goal rebound of post is second time have conceded a goal like this during the campaign(Offaly away). Derry will be taking note of this as Rory Gallagher insists on goals when opportunities are there.

First half performance was excellent although McGurn spurned two great goal chances while Largo Ellis was denied by a super save, thankfully the misses didnt come back to haunt them as had the breeze in that half too.

The Cullens were very good, even adding to scoreboard.Che kept Heslin very quiet, who was lucky not to have had 2 yellow cards shown, Brandon Horan had a good game and gave 2 great passes for attacks in first half. Johnny Cassidy was impressive, Cian McManus battled tirelessly highlighted by a diving block,while Ultan Kelm again kicked 2 excellent scores.

Again as the pressure of the finishing line approached this largely young team held their nerve(even with some heart stopping keep ball around backline at times), which is very encouraging as is the great spread of scorers had again today, no reliance on one or two players, which is essential in modern game,defenders need to be able to take scores too.

Another tough game against our neighbours Cavan awaits, even though they promoted already they will be out to bounce back from their surprise defeat in Belfast and id argue if they rotate squad could make them stronger with likes of McKiernan coming in. Offaly face a Down team with nothing to play for so likely will need a result in Breffni or that late slip in Tullamore could comeback to haunt us.

macca999 (Fermanagh) - Posts: 1084 - 18/03/2023 20:44:19    2464578

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We could have been robbed of victory today with a vulnerable goaling setup but leaving that Donnelly's team are to be commended on today's performance. I'm not going to duplicate macca999's version but he made to no mention of our Gaels player Jonny Cassidy who put in a good workrate into the game and should be commended for his swift fast movement of the ball. Well do to all the guys.

gaalltheway (Fermanagh) - Posts: 798 - 18/03/2023 21:52:02    2464621

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Replying To gaalltheway:  "We could have been robbed of victory today with a vulnerable goaling setup but leaving that Donnelly's team are to be commended on today's performance. I'm not going to duplicate macca999's version but he made to no mention of our Gaels player Jonny Cassidy who put in a good workrate into the game and should be commended for his swift fast movement of the ball. Well do to all the guys."
Read that post again there:-)

macca999 (Fermanagh) - Posts: 1084 - 18/03/2023 21:59:05    2464626

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