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22 Mar 2012 09:30 • Paul Cassidy on Thursday

What a weekend of local sport!

A gay float forming part of the St Patrick's parade seemed to be ruffle a few feathers over last weekend but Fermanagh sport in general had a great St Patrick's weekend, with teams from the county once again punching above their weight.

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15 Mar 2012 09:30 • Paul Cassidy on Thursday

On your marks for fun run boom

Barely a week passes now when there isn't a 5k or 10k run somewhere in the county.

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8 Mar 2012 09:30 • Paul Cassidy on Thursday

Rangers' dire crisis in stark contrast to Roman's empire

Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich has once again wielded his large axe as his pursuit of a Champions League continues with no signs of abating.

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1 Mar 2012 09:30 • Paul Cassidy on Thursday

Gerry wants you to put your shirt on Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland football legend, Gerry Armstrong visited the county on Monday night, first visiting the Fermanagh School of Excellence at the Bawnacre Centre, Irvinestown before moving on to Ballinamallard FC for a Q&A session.

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23 Feb 2012 09:30 • Paul Cassidy on Thursday

Junior Cup still the Mecca for local players

Winning the Irish Junior Cup is still the Mecca for all junior clubs in the province and well over 200 teams started out last September in their quest to lift the coveted trophy.

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16 Feb 2012 09:30 • Paul Cassidy on Thursday

Show pride in the jersey

Loyalty to one's club, county, country is very much in the news these days.

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9 Feb 2012 09:30 • Paul Cassidy on Thursday

Keep football on the pitch

It was an awfully long time ago when I made my debut for Irvinestown Wanderers back in the mid seventies.

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2 Feb 2012 09:30 • Paul Cassidy on Thursday

Tennis stars are supreme athletes

As the Australian Open Tennis final came to a gripping finale, I wondered what a few Premiership managers or indeed any football manager throughout the world would make of the schedule of play for the two finalists.

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26 Jan 2012 09:30 • Paul Cassidy on Thursday

Canavan the right man to keep Seamie shining

Peter Canavan knows better than most the pressure that being a team's star man puts upon your shoulders.

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19 Jan 2012 09:30 • Paul Cassidy on Thursday

Contentious proposal to youth AGM is defeated

The Brendan Keogh Youth League (BKYL) AGM took place on Tuesday night in the Bawnacre Centre, Irvinestown.

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12 Jan 2012 09:30 • Paul Cassidy on Thursday

A feast of sport to look forward to

As the New Year kicks in, it's a time for resolutions and predictions.

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22 Dec 2011 09:30 • Paul Cassidy on Thursday

What chance 'Pipes of Peace' for Old Firm?

A few friends of mine are heading to the Glasgow derby over the Christmas break, for what could be a defining result in this year's title race.

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15 Dec 2011 09:30 • Paul Cassidy on Thursday

Top flight football doesn't come cheaply

Ballinamallard successfully booked their place in the fifth round of the Irish Cup at the weekend where they will now come up against Dundela and their season goes from strength to strength.

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8 Dec 2011 09:30 • Paul Cassidy on Thursday

Canavan appointment has to be about more than unity

National newspapers have recently described the role of Fermanagh manager as being "one of the most demanding roles in football".

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1 Dec 2011 09:30 • Paul Cassidy on Thursday

'Craic' was better than the top two in the Premiership

I was up close and personal to the two main Premiership contenders at the weekend and left thinking that once again television does make these stars look much better than they really are.

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17 Nov 2011 09:30 • Paul Cassidy on Thursday

A defibrillator could save a life

Last Wednesday I had the pleasure of meeting a young man called Chris McNeill and his parents.

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10 Nov 2011 09:30 • Paul Cassidy on Thursday

Promotion should bring gain not pain

Teemore Shamrocks, like all other Fermanagh clubs, would have set out their goals at the beginning of the season, namely promotion back to the top flight and a decent run in the Championship.

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3 Nov 2011 09:30 • Paul Cassidy on Thursday

Penny pinching ahead of development

A few weeks ago we looked at what the future holds for the Fermanagh School of Excellence, currently based at the Bawnacre Centre in Irvinestown and how there are rumours circulating that the Fermanagh Centre is in jeopardy.

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27 Oct 2011 09:30 • Paul Cassidy on Thursday

Town a real force but 'Law still team to beat

We are about a third of the way through this year's F&W campaign and things are beginning to take shape.

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13 Oct 2011 09:00 • Paul Cassidy on Thursday

Youth coaching picture still unclear

The IFA Schools of Excellence were founded back in 2005 and the local Fermanagh School was established at the Bawnacre Centre, Irvinestown.

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