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Well done to Enniskillen Gaels on Saturday, always great to see our Fermanagh representatives do well in Ulster, hopefully Newtownbutler get positive result on Sunday.

Super kick by Eoin Beacom to force extra time, Enniskillen showed great heart to fight back twice in the game both for ET and again to bring it to penalties. Still not ideal way to end a game but thats way GAA have decided, second Fermanagh team to win a shootout after Derrygonnelly beat Trillick.
Great performance by Conor Love, certainly be hoping to see him back in the county fold in 2023.

Tough game v Kilcoo on Saturday week but they will have nothing to lose as be huge underdogs which might suit them.

Devenish were unlucky against a strong Castlerahan team.

macca999 (Fermanagh) - Posts: 980 - 14/11/2022 20:02:52    2447593

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Replying To TurnipHead.:  "hairyhorses you know fine well that it is not compatible with the GAA ethos to promote non-Gaelic sport as it has proved to be detrimental to the Gaelic football in many respects...anyway you take on the Ulster QF between the town Gaels and village Gowna teams didn't reflect the tremendous performance of the 'non-soccer' Cavan underdogs whose authentic GAA players fought with such great passion to the the end of extra time to only lose by a lottery penalty shootout. Not a very fair way go settle the game which should really go to a replay."
Well said Turniphead and well done to Gowna on Saturday, always great to see an underdog team do well.

It is shameful that any team's fate is dependent on the outcome of penalties which is something taken from the foreign game of soccer.

For Hairyhorses to encourage every GAA club to part of the foreign game is also shameful and Turniphead is right to call him out.

Tough game v Kilcoo on Saturday week but will they be as happy if they go out of the Ulster's as Gowna did on penalties
? What goes around may come around!

GalloonBaffoon (Fermanagh) - Posts: 111 - 15/11/2022 09:55:25    2447608

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What do you folks think would be an alternative to shoot outs? I'm a believer that match should be finished on the night someway as replays just congest an already congested callendar. Free kick taking maybe?

I'm not totally opposed to penalties, they are part of gaelic games and don't buy into the "foreign sport" argument. It might be harsh to go out on penalties but that's sport, especially when it's tight.

With regards to soccer, here let lads play what they want - good to have people playing numerous sports as it develops a wider range of interchangable skills across sports. Basketball is another great one for the winter months.

Bailah (Fermanagh) - Posts: 17 - 15/11/2022 10:21:44    2447613

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As for TurnipHead' comment, someone who I normally wouldn't see eye-to-eye with, does on this occasion have a valid viewpoint on the foreign game as it has had a negative effect in own club so I absolutely disagree with Hairyhorses, Bailah and their likes in the GAA family. By the way please have a read at macca999's and the GalloonBaffoon's posts as they have similar writing aspects which poses the question is macca and the baffoon one and the same Jackal and Hyde guy who takes contradictory standpoints? Maybe, the writing expert, EknTeacher may be able to disseminate the text?

IrvinestownMkII (Fermanagh) - Posts: 1396 - 15/11/2022 12:30:10    2447633

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Replying To Bailah:  "What do you folks think would be an alternative to shoot outs? I'm a believer that match should be finished on the night someway as replays just congest an already congested callendar. Free kick taking maybe?

I'm not totally opposed to penalties, they are part of gaelic games and don't buy into the "foreign sport" argument. It might be harsh to go out on penalties but that's sport, especially when it's tight.

With regards to soccer, here let lads play what they want - good to have people playing numerous sports as it develops a wider range of interchangable skills across sports. Basketball is another great one for the winter months."
Exactly - basketball and soccer both develop skills that are useful in Gaelic.

I was pleased for Enniskillen, like Omagh, they have a lot of other sports to contend with, so great to see them doing well.

points50swiththeargyllsonthewrongfeet (Tyrone) - Posts: 104 - 15/11/2022 13:06:00    2447639

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Replying To IrvinestownMkII:  "As for TurnipHead' comment, someone who I normally wouldn't see eye-to-eye with, does on this occasion have a valid viewpoint on the foreign game as it has had a negative effect in own club so I absolutely disagree with Hairyhorses, Bailah and their likes in the GAA family. By the way please have a read at macca999's and the GalloonBaffoon's posts as they have similar writing aspects which poses the question is macca and the baffoon one and the same Jackal and Hyde guy who takes contradictory standpoints? Maybe, the writing expert, EknTeacher may be able to disseminate the text?"
Two different people with similar views is possible.


In relation to penalty kicks deciding games, a next score wins scenario would be an option,least no fall guy as in penalties

macca999 (Fermanagh) - Posts: 980 - 16/11/2022 19:13:16    2447832

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So how will Enniskillen townie team do tomorrow evening against the Kilcoo village team? I will be shocked if the Ernesiders progress to the Ulster Club senior final as much as I was stunned to see them through to the Fermanagh final. I make no apologies for my statement as I know quite a sizeable GAA base in our county think the same unlike some including the previous poster are simply being two-faced by licking up to the Gaels club.

BigToeJoe (Fermanagh) - Posts: 165 - 25/11/2022 13:46:07    2448702

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Ulster Club Senior semi final
HT Enniskillen 0-1 (1) v Kilcoo 2-8 (14)
FT Enniskillen 1-9 (12) v Kilcoo 3-14 (23)
The result says it all!

BigToeJoe (Fermanagh) - Posts: 165 - 26/11/2022 19:31:35    2448795

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Replying To BigToeJoe:  "Ulster Club Senior semi final
HT Enniskillen 0-1 (1) v Kilcoo 2-8 (14)
FT Enniskillen 1-9 (12) v Kilcoo 3-14 (23)
The result says it all!"
Gosh, the Gaels were embarrassingly poor in the first half as they only scored a single point which prompted me and my friend to head home early. However, I see the final tally took the bad look of things but in future it would be best for a team like the Gaels to give the Ulster's a miss rather than embarrassing themselves as tonight's spectale does nothing for the players morale or indeed the Fermanagh club scene as a whole.

AuldGussie (Fermanagh) - Posts: 83 - 26/11/2022 20:46:35    2448813

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Replying To AuldGussie:  "Gosh, the Gaels were embarrassingly poor in the first half as they only scored a single point which prompted me and my friend to head home early. However, I see the final tally took the bad look of things but in future it would be best for a team like the Gaels to give the Ulster's a miss rather than embarrassing themselves as tonight's spectale does nothing for the players morale or indeed the Fermanagh club scene as a whole."
Gosh I detect a wee bit sarcasm here, After all they did earn the right to play Kilcoo, and in fact did win the second half 1 08 to 1 06 , So in no way did they let themselves down , and lets not forget they were playing the All Ireland champions

germac (Down) - Posts: 445 - 26/11/2022 21:43:12    2448817

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Was always going to be a huge ask for Enniskillen against a Kilcoo team with an All Ireland, going for 3 Ulsters on spin and won 10 of last 11 county titles. As proven with Derrygonnelly Harps,teams need to be exposed to Ulster Club before get to that level and Enniskillen did manage to beat Gowna and ive no doubt be stronger for experience if get back there next year. As always some revel in negativity on here no matter what,dont see how emjoy any Fermanagh team losing but that is their issue.

A short break no before attention switches back to county football, hopefully a few more of the Enniskillen Gaels lads step into the fold, Conor Love certainly and if fit surely Eoin Beacom is capable of making an impact at that level.

The return of the Cullens will be a huge boost to the defence in etrms of ability and physicality, though James McMahon will be a loss now that gone to Oz.

Heard a story that Lee Brennan possibly transferring across to the Green but find this hard to believe, anyone else heard this rumour? I know plays soccer with EKN Town but cant see it happening on GAA field.

macca999 (Fermanagh) - Posts: 980 - 27/11/2022 11:12:55    2448824

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Replying To macca999:  "Was always going to be a huge ask for Enniskillen against a Kilcoo team with an All Ireland, going for 3 Ulsters on spin and won 10 of last 11 county titles. As proven with Derrygonnelly Harps,teams need to be exposed to Ulster Club before get to that level and Enniskillen did manage to beat Gowna and ive no doubt be stronger for experience if get back there next year. As always some revel in negativity on here no matter what,dont see how emjoy any Fermanagh team losing but that is their issue.

A short break no before attention switches back to county football, hopefully a few more of the Enniskillen Gaels lads step into the fold, Conor Love certainly and if fit surely Eoin Beacom is capable of making an impact at that level.

The return of the Cullens will be a huge boost to the defence in etrms of ability and physicality, though James McMahon will be a loss now that gone to Oz.

Heard a story that Lee Brennan possibly transferring across to the Green but find this hard to believe, anyone else heard this rumour? I know plays soccer with EKN Town but cant see it happening on GAA field."
Yea the Cullens are a couple of tight boys alright, as a matter of intrest what age would they be now as they seem to be playing for years

germac (Down) - Posts: 445 - 27/11/2022 19:22:12    2448886

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I see the minor football season finally finished yesterday .. they must have played some amount of games to be still going at this time of year … oh wait no .. 6 or less teams in each division and championship beginning at quarter final … 2022 season beginning in September… any wonder we lose lads to other codes

KeshGFC (Fermanagh) - Posts: 304 - 28/11/2022 08:34:01    2448905

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Replying To germac:  "Yea the Cullens are a couple of tight boys alright, as a matter of intrest what age would they be now as they seem to be playing for years"
Still in their 20's actually, albeit late. They were drafted into the squad straight off the back of MacRory cup with St Michaels.

Hard luck gaels the other night, took them 30 mins to get up to speed of Ulster club championship football and Kilcoo will punish you for that. I'm quite proud that I was proven right of my prediction for Ulster championship after certain commentators in this chat called me a slabber lol.

Kilcoo are looking very good again, would fancy them in the final but only courtesy of how flat Glen were against Cargin. Will be a great final. (I might have my finger burnt now after gleefully saying I've had predictions correct so far :D)

Looking forward to the county season this year. Gaels contingent can hopefully get on board. Would agree that Beacom would do a job for Fermanagh, has been very good for Enniskillen this year and can't understand how he isn't a nailed on starter. Conor Love hopefully back in as well as he is an outstanding talent.

Lee Brennan coming in would be very exciting if it was to be true, but I would highly doubt it. Top quality attacker who would be a key forward for Fermanagh.

What should be Fermanagh's goals this year coming? Promotion for Div 3 is usually the goal but how realistic is it? Down I reckon will be a different animal under laverty and would safely say they could bounce straight back up. That second spot is up for grabs between a few teams however. Cavan back in Div 3 after somehow finding themselves in the basement and Westmeath are in decent shape too.

Bailah (Fermanagh) - Posts: 17 - 28/11/2022 19:23:20    2449018

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Replying To germac:  "Gosh I detect a wee bit sarcasm here, After all they did earn the right to play Kilcoo, and in fact did win the second half 1 08 to 1 06 , So in no way did they let themselves down , and lets not forget they were playing the All Ireland champions"
I didn't detect any sarcasm, the main issue here and always has been, our club and county expectations welll above what we can achieve realistically, and a lazy newspaper that will print anything to try and pump up a bit of a frenzy, as Public Enemy said previously, Don't Believe the Hype

Blitzkrig (Fermanagh) - Posts: 36 - 30/11/2022 14:13:49    2449156

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Our attention will soon turn to how Fermanagh will perform next year and if Donnelly will be able to lift the team out of division 3. I have my doubts. Also, does anyone confirm if macca999's rumour that is Lee Brennan is to jump ship to Fermanagh is true or is it just more unsubstantiated waffle from the same poster?
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION 3
Saturday 28 January 2023
Round 1 Fermanagh v Longford, Brewster Park, Enniskillen 18:00
Sunday 5 February 2023
Round 2 Offaly v Fermanagh, O'Connor Park, Tullamore 14:00
Sunday 19 February 2023
Round 3 Fermanagh v Down, Brewster Park, Enniskillen 13:00
Saturday 25 February 2023
Round 4 Antrim v Fermanagh, Corrigan Park, Belfast 14:00
Sunday 5 March 2023
Round 5 Fermanagh v Tipperary, Brewster Park, Enniskillen 13:00
Saturday 18 March 2023
Round 6 Fermanagh v Westmeath, Brewster Park, Enniskillen 18:00
Sunday 26 March 2023
Round 7 Cavan v Fermanagh, Kingspan Breffni, Cavan 14:00
01-02.04.2023 (Sat/Sun)
Final - 1st Placed Team v 2nd Placed Team

SkeaLad (Fermanagh) - Posts: 508 - 09/12/2022 14:23:12    2449967

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Replying To SkeaLad:  "Our attention will soon turn to how Fermanagh will perform next year and if Donnelly will be able to lift the team out of division 3. I have my doubts. Also, does anyone confirm if macca999's rumour that is Lee Brennan is to jump ship to Fermanagh is true or is it just more unsubstantiated waffle from the same poster?
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION 3
Saturday 28 January 2023
Round 1 Fermanagh v Longford, Brewster Park, Enniskillen 18:00
Sunday 5 February 2023
Round 2 Offaly v Fermanagh, O'Connor Park, Tullamore 14:00
Sunday 19 February 2023
Round 3 Fermanagh v Down, Brewster Park, Enniskillen 13:00
Saturday 25 February 2023
Round 4 Antrim v Fermanagh, Corrigan Park, Belfast 14:00
Sunday 5 March 2023
Round 5 Fermanagh v Tipperary, Brewster Park, Enniskillen 13:00
Saturday 18 March 2023
Round 6 Fermanagh v Westmeath, Brewster Park, Enniskillen 18:00
Sunday 26 March 2023
Round 7 Cavan v Fermanagh, Kingspan Breffni, Cavan 14:00
01-02.04.2023 (Sat/Sun)
Final - 1st Placed Team v 2nd Placed Team"
I think Donnelly may improve Fermanagh's positioning if he has the right team on board. I'm not so sure if bringing back the Cullen's is in itself the solution. Better forwards and freetaking should be one area that he needs to focus on.

AuldGussie (Fermanagh) - Posts: 83 - 09/12/2022 15:25:01    2449973

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AuldGussie


Definitelt agree in the regard that scoring is an area that Donnelly needs to focus on, especially with Sean Quigley likley to miss good part of the league, a reliable freetaker is key to winning close games(Which all will be in Div 3) Hopefully Darragh McGurn can step up plus can get Conor Love in panel to add potential, the addition on Ronan O Neill as coach be aimed at this too would imagine. The retrun of the Cullens is huge as clear last season that our backline lacked height and physicality (against Cavan very evident in Tailteann Cup)


McKenna draw has presented team with 2 tough games to have primed for Longford at end of January

macca999 (Fermanagh) - Posts: 980 - 15/12/2022 11:58:21    2450472

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Inagural game of Fermanagh's county season began on Wednesday night with a relatively one sided defeat to a fresh faced Tyrone team with 6 debutants. Only got seeing the highlights of it so would be keen to hear some thoughts on the game, especially from the newbies. I hope King from Newtown can have a good Fermanagh career and certainly will be needed as forwards are at such a premium in the county. Good to see the Cullen's back involved.

Bailah (Fermanagh) - Posts: 17 - 06/01/2023 14:11:15    2451348

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Replying To Bailah:  "Inagural game of Fermanagh's county season began on Wednesday night with a relatively one sided defeat to a fresh faced Tyrone team with 6 debutants. Only got seeing the highlights of it so would be keen to hear some thoughts on the game, especially from the newbies. I hope King from Newtown can have a good Fermanagh career and certainly will be needed as forwards are at such a premium in the county. Good to see the Cullen's back involved."
I wasn't at the game but here is a piece from the Ulster Herald relevant to Fermanagh's input -

Garvan Jones and Ciaran Corrigan worked well and were twice within a point of the Red Hands. Points from Ryan Lyons and Garvan Jones increased their total that left them 0-6 to 0-3 at half-time.
In the 2nd half Brandon Horan, Garvan Jones and Ryan Lyons tried hard, but found Tyrone's defence in continued resolute mood pressing ahead to leave them score 0-14 to 0-6 ahead.

Fermanagh's only respite was a well-taken goal. It came courtesy of Ultan Kelm who fired low and hard to the net to reduce the deficit. However, that goal proved to be a short-lived boost for the Erne men as Tyrone quickly re-established their control. The final score be Tyrone 0-17 Fermanagh 1-7.

Scorers for Fermanagh were Ultan Kelm 1-0, Diarmuid King 0-2 (1f), Eoghan McManus 0-2, Ryan Lyons 0-1, Garvan Jones 0-1, Ronan McCaffrey 0-1.

Fermanagh starting team included Sean McNally, Luke Flanagan, Che Cullen, Jonathan Cassidy, Ronan McCaffrey, Shane McGukkuib, Oisin Kelm, Brandon Horan, Stephen McGullion, Josh Largo Ellish, Garvan Jones, Ryan Lyons, Ultan Kelm, Ciaran Corrigan, Diarmuid King.
Subs were Declan McCusker for O Kelm (49), Conor McShea for C Corrigan (49). Eoin McMahon for D King (54), Conal Jones for G Jones (54),

AuldGussie (Fermanagh) - Posts: 83 - 07/01/2023 10:31:02    2451401

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