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side ways and passing back footie don't win matches. Lack of quality forwards also a problem. Antrim lobbed in a few high balls and scored form quite a few, whether from play or frees. This brought a mix into their game plan, which Fermanagh lacked. Their forwards seemed to be moving of the ball better also. I with Kieran all the best, however his work is cut out for him.

Blitzkrig (Fermanagh) - Posts: 36 - 31/01/2022 12:53:20    2397456

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I'm hearing that players aren't pulling together to well and that's adding to the team's problems. I cannot say much more at the moment.
As for the game, Blitz has nailed the on pitch problem that is the forwards who are lacking in the competitive attitude and ability that a progressive team needs. Surely there has to a few out there in the clubs that could make a difference if they were tested out.
Macca give the impression that the team were trapdoor prone dropping to D4 thereby suggesting (although not opening stating it) that we could see a throwback to the chaotic O'Neill management. This was an unfair assessment as Donnelly is only in his infancy of county team management and deserves more times before judging him. It's so easy to be an armchair critic.

BigToeJoe (Fermanagh) - Posts: 165 - 31/01/2022 14:07:51    2397486

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Here guys I agree with macca999 in his thinking that Fermanagh is doomed because if things continue the way they are with pathetic player performance and a manager that has so far been devoid of ideas and a large and upset bunch of supporters then the show should close up for good and save ten of thousands of £££££££!

GalloonBaffoon (Fermanagh) - Posts: 111 - 01/02/2022 14:07:14    2397719

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galloonbaffoon, in some ways I agree. As the amount of money spent and the levies, clubs have to fork out each year are an absolute scourge and talking point among many. However at present from under age to senior level, the development to make a good player an outstanding one is devoid. Look at our neighbors Monaghan, they have a similar population, but can compete at the highest level. We need to get a copy of their blue print

Blitzkrig (Fermanagh) - Posts: 36 - 01/02/2022 15:34:44    2397751

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Replying To Blitzkrig:  "galloonbaffoon, in some ways I agree. As the amount of money spent and the levies, clubs have to fork out each year are an absolute scourge and talking point among many. However at present from under age to senior level, the development to make a good player an outstanding one is devoid. Look at our neighbors Monaghan, they have a similar population, but can compete at the highest level. We need to get a copy of their blue print"
Couldnt agree more Bliztkreg, the size and population thing can be easy excuse at times, if get the correct structure from development squads through to Under 20, then Senior teams will progress, Monaghan have shown that, have a conveyor belt of players coming through, plus also results in players not wanting to retire either which also huge factor in being best that can be.

Doing the right things at early age, create good habits and raise the bar throughout the county.

macca999 (Fermanagh) - Posts: 980 - 01/02/2022 19:35:59    2397814

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I see problems ahead for Fermanagh. Under age structures are not up to the mark. Too many children don't have enough games to keep them occupied and interested. Soccer clubs have a defined structure with regular and frequent games every Saturday. All the children know when and where their game is well in advance. Practically every town/village in Fermanagh has an under age soccer team and those that don's supply players to nearby teams. Enniskillen has at least half a dozen teams. I saw a recent lineup of one of them. Every player was a GAA player from a range of Fermanagh GAA clubs. Rugby is also beginning to have a significant influence. The success of Clogher Valley recently has enhanced their profile. How many players come to the GAA from other codes? The traffic appears to be mostly one way.
I WONDER WHY?

hairyhorses (Fermanagh) - Posts: 14 - 02/02/2022 21:03:21    2398042

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Result:
Sun Feb 06, 2022
NFL Division 3 Round 2
Wicklow 1-10 Fermanagh 2-7 (Draw)

Fermanagh starting team: 1. Sean McNally, 2. Garret Cavanagh, 3. Jonny Cassidy, 4. James McMahon, 5. Declan McCusker, 6. Josh Largo Ellis, 7. Shane McGullion, 8. Ryan Jones (0-1), 9. Darragh McGurn (0-1), 10. Brendan Horan, 11. Conall Jones (1-0, 0-1f), 12. Aidan Breen, 13. Ciaran Corrigan (Y), 14. Ryan Lyons (Y), 15. Sean Quigley (1-2, 0-1f).

Substitutions: Tiarnan Bogue for McGullion, Gary McKenna (0-1) for Conall Jones, Richard O'Callaghan for

Subs on the bench: Cian Newman, John Reihill, Stephen McGullion, Richard O'Callaghan, Gary McKenna, Garvin Jones, Kane Connor, Oisin Kelm, Ronan McCaffrey, Danny Leonard.

erneboy (Fermanagh) - Posts: 1388 - 06/02/2022 15:39:55    2398564

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Updated Football League Division 3 Table
Pos Team P W D L F A Pts
1 Limerick 2 2 0 0 36 25 4
2 Westmeath 2 2 0 0 36 25 4
3 Antrim 2 1 0 1 28 23 2
4 Laois 2 1 0 1 29 30 2
5 Wicklow 2 0 1 1 27 32 1
6 Louth 2 0 1 1 22 27 1
7 Longford 2 0 1 1 23 30 1
8 Fermanagh 2 0 1 1 21 30 1

The table says it all. Why did Fermanagh let their great half time lead drain away? macca999's prediction of the team dropping to division 4 might not be so ridiculous after all.

erneboy (Fermanagh) - Posts: 1388 - 06/02/2022 17:23:55    2398608

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Updated Football League Division 3 Table
Pos Team P W D L F A Pts
1 Limerick 2 2 0 0 36 25 4
2 Westmeath 2 2 0 0 36 25 4
3 Antrim 2 1 0 1 28 23 2
4 Laois 2 1 0 1 29 30 2
5 Wicklow 2 0 1 1 27 32 1
6 Louth 2 0 1 1 22 27 1
7 Longford 2 0 1 1 23 30 1
8 Fermanagh 2 0 1 1 21 30 1

The table says it all. Why did Fermanagh let their great half time lead drain away? macca999's prediction of the team dropping to division 4 might not be so ridiculous after all.

erneboy (Fermanagh) - Posts: 1388 - 06/02/2022 17:23:55    2398609

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Replying To erneboy:  "Updated Football League Division 3 Table
Pos Team P W D L F A Pts
1 Limerick 2 2 0 0 36 25 4
2 Westmeath 2 2 0 0 36 25 4
3 Antrim 2 1 0 1 28 23 2
4 Laois 2 1 0 1 29 30 2
5 Wicklow 2 0 1 1 27 32 1
6 Louth 2 0 1 1 22 27 1
7 Longford 2 0 1 1 23 30 1
8 Fermanagh 2 0 1 1 21 30 1

The table says it all. Why did Fermanagh let their great half time lead drain away? macca999's prediction of the team dropping to division 4 might not be so ridiculous after all."
There was a very strong wind in fairness, same happened in games all over the country. Fermanagh were probably slightly better than Wicklow but there wasn't much in it in fairness.

Victorious87 (Wicklow) - Posts: 571 - 07/02/2022 10:06:36    2398806

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There is an issue with many players within the county who are capable of pushing into that county team or should even be starting. There is a lack of push to play for Fermanagh for many players ect traveling down from different locations with a lack of reward. Looking at the Fermanagh team outside of the harps as they do have a big representation, How many players are on the panel from the other 3 top four sides going by last years league?
Jonny Cassidy
Declan McCusker
Brendan Horan
Richard O'Callaghan
Cian Newman,
John Reihill
Surely there is more talent than this within these sides? Are they just choosing to remain at the club due to a lack of motivation? In most other counties in Ireland, It's a privilege to be called up. I could be completely wrong about if there are players that could make a difference or not but it is very apparent to see those teams very underrepresented in the panel compared to previous years

Nishamrock (Fermanagh) - Posts: 25 - 07/02/2022 10:21:00    2398812

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the 2 easiest openers (arguably) we could have asked for and 2 seriously disappointing performances and results. Division 4 looks likely, and with the squad currently in transition, it may take a few years to see any way out of it. Hairyhorse makes some valid points about the current state of our games and structures within the County. It is worrying.

RedRum (Fermanagh) - Posts: 278 - 07/02/2022 10:28:50    2398819

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Replying To Victorious87:  "
Replying To erneboy:  "Updated Football League Division 3 Table
Pos Team P W D L F A Pts
1 Limerick 2 2 0 0 36 25 4
2 Westmeath 2 2 0 0 36 25 4
3 Antrim 2 1 0 1 28 23 2
4 Laois 2 1 0 1 29 30 2
5 Wicklow 2 0 1 1 27 32 1
6 Louth 2 0 1 1 22 27 1
7 Longford 2 0 1 1 23 30 1
8 Fermanagh 2 0 1 1 21 30 1

The table says it all. Why did Fermanagh let their great half time lead drain away? macca999's prediction of the team dropping to division 4 might not be so ridiculous after all."
There was a very strong wind in fairness, same happened in games all over the country. Fermanagh were probably slightly better than Wicklow but there wasn't much in it in fairness."
Aye, you're being sympathetic on one hand but on the other hand you're probably laughing up your sleeve mate just like a certain slabber poster m***a here from our own county who seems to have Fermanagh doomed in his own narrow minded view. It hasn't been exactly the best start for our county team but there are positives to be taken from yesterday's game and I think Donnelly and his team will built upon those as the league campaign continues. It's early days for the new manager and I think as time goes on he will turn around the fortunes of Fermanagh to build a team of reputation worthy of wearing the green and white despite the negativeness of m***a and his likewise Slabbering cohorts.

gaalltheway (Fermanagh) - Posts: 788 - 07/02/2022 11:20:51    2398840

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Replying To gaalltheway:  "
Replying To Victorious87:  "[quote=erneboy:  "Updated Football League Division 3 Table
Pos Team P W D L F A Pts
1 Limerick 2 2 0 0 36 25 4
2 Westmeath 2 2 0 0 36 25 4
3 Antrim 2 1 0 1 28 23 2
4 Laois 2 1 0 1 29 30 2
5 Wicklow 2 0 1 1 27 32 1
6 Louth 2 0 1 1 22 27 1
7 Longford 2 0 1 1 23 30 1
8 Fermanagh 2 0 1 1 21 30 1

The table says it all. Why did Fermanagh let their great half time lead drain away? macca999's prediction of the team dropping to division 4 might not be so ridiculous after all."
There was a very strong wind in fairness, same happened in games all over the country. Fermanagh were probably slightly better than Wicklow but there wasn't much in it in fairness."
Aye, you're being sympathetic on one hand but on the other hand you're probably laughing up your sleeve mate just like a certain slabber poster m***a here from our own county who seems to have Fermanagh doomed in his own narrow minded view. It hasn't been exactly the best start for our county team but there are positives to be taken from yesterday's game and I think Donnelly and his team will built upon those as the league campaign continues. It's early days for the new manager and I think as time goes on he will turn around the fortunes of Fermanagh to build a team of reputation worthy of wearing the green and white despite the negativeness of m***a and his likewise Slabbering cohorts."]What are the positives? (other than not getting beat)

RedRum (Fermanagh) - Posts: 278 - 07/02/2022 17:20:45    2399072

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Is the Erne county team really so bad as suggested by some on this thread or is it simply the case of a run of bad luck for them?

WestRules (Galway) - Posts: 258 - 07/02/2022 21:10:53    2399171

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Replying To WestRules:  "Is the Erne county team really so bad as suggested by some on this thread or is it simply the case of a run of bad luck for them?"
Whether or not it's a run of luck, what you're reading on our page is primarily coming from posters such as redbum, hairyhorse, macca999, etc., who have a chip on their shoulder about not so much the team but the co board which is evidenced by there dig at the latter (because of the tradition of Ekn members influence) at every opportunity blaming by citing problems with for example - underage development as the cause of Fermanagh's current situation. I doubt if any of these posters mentioned know too much about the game and probably never held any position in the GAA of any significance and therefore not qualified to pass judgment. I hope this reply enlightens you and others beyond our county.

ekn_teacher (Fermanagh) - Posts: 257 - 08/02/2022 09:55:30    2399218

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macca999 is a stirrer!

He started of this season's slagging fore lore of our Fermanagh team & manager. Firstly, his pot-stirring commenced with his unwarranted criticism of goalkeeping and when challenged refused to backdown. Then he progressed to other player positions as well as a swipe at the new manager and then the county board's strategic and/or lack of proper underage development.

Subsequently, others have jumped on the macca team-bashing bandwagon. None of them could offer any words of encouragement to the players who are going through testing times. It isn't easy for players to commit so much to the team week in and week out never mind having to read such ********* from half-baked know-it-alls posted on media like this.

I see the same ***** stirrer is now invisible in terms of posting after getting other encouraged in this player/manager/co board bashing episode.

Wired2theMoon (Fermanagh) - Posts: 32 - 09/02/2022 21:59:38    2399603

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Replying To Wired2theMoon:  "macca999 is a stirrer!

He started of this season's slagging fore lore of our Fermanagh team & manager. Firstly, his pot-stirring commenced with his unwarranted criticism of goalkeeping and when challenged refused to backdown. Then he progressed to other player positions as well as a swipe at the new manager and then the county board's strategic and/or lack of proper underage development.

Subsequently, others have jumped on the macca team-bashing bandwagon. None of them could offer any words of encouragement to the players who are going through testing times. It isn't easy for players to commit so much to the team week in and week out never mind having to read such ********* from half-baked know-it-alls posted on media like this.

I see the same ***** stirrer is now invisible in terms of posting after getting other encouraged in this player/manager/co board bashing episode."
Well summed up!

gaalltheway (Fermanagh) - Posts: 788 - 10/02/2022 10:39:28    2399625

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Wired2theMoon
The forum is a opportunity for people to discuss and share their opinions on their county football team, it wouldnt be natural if all agreed. I stand by my belief that the goalkeeper currently is an area that wouldnt be strong on the county team, goals against Laois and Offaly last year highlighted this.
In no way am I slatting Kieran Donnelly, he has been left with a tough task, working with a very young panel of inexperienced players with little leadership on pitch, no manager can magically top players appear. The problems long arose be he was appointed and there is not one of current panel,mostly youngsters, who go out to make errors purposely but some are not likely to be up to intercounty football.

There is a consistent theme with Fermanagh over the years in that cant get the strongest players to commit to the county fold, always absentees and players retire early. County football is a huge commitment,now more than ever but other countys dont have this issue,some are choosing other sports also. Is there a lack of pride seeping in or is it fact that realistic chance of trophy success is slim? Is there too much emphasis on st micks lads and others overlooked?

Fair enough our county has small pick compared to some but this isnt a fair excuse. Underage teams from county still struggle at minor and under 20s to get victories.


Size shouldnt determine what a team can achieve, Fermanagh football can be more than competitive when all clubs/players buy in and resources believe, as proven from period of 2004 to 2015 when consistently beat and tested top teams(bar slight blip 2013), Brewster Park was always difficult place to come and play.

Armagh have been lucky to have the O Neills appear in recent years but look at the trajectory of Armagh and Fermanagh since 2018 when team below beat them, couldnt be further apart since then. Obviously has been retirements from this team but doesnt justify the extent of current difference totally.

Fermanagh: P Cadden; K Connor, C Cullen, M Jones; B Mulrone (0-01), J McMahon, L Cullen (0-01); E Donnelly, R Jones (0-02); P McCusker, D McCusker (0-01), A Breen; Sean Quigley (0-01), C Jones, Seamus Quigley (0-06, 5f).

Subs: C Corrigan for Sean Quigley (56), D Teague for P McCusker (63), E Maguire for Breen (66), C McManus for Connor (71), T Clarke for C Jones (74)

macca999 (Fermanagh) - Posts: 980 - 10/02/2022 16:32:57    2399697

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Macca seems to be the only 1 who has a decent opinion..the others just lambast it if doesn't fit their narratuve

FoolsGold (Cavan) - Posts: 2605 - 10/02/2022 18:25:36    2399719

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