Irvinestown Wanderers stalwart Fred Lynch selects the best Fermanagh and Western XI that he has seen play against his side

I picked a team a few months back and had some ‘aul hands’ in it so I’ll go with a more recent team this time around.


Trevor Morrison - Killen Rangers

Cant leave Paddy out always had a great game against the Wanderers.

Full back

Michael Kerr - Enniskillen Rangers

Probably one of the best defenders to play at this level. Does it all, leads the team, scores crackers and leaves the boot in when needed. Easy pick.

Full Back

Marty Flanagan - Strathroy Harps

Absolute gentlemen and great player. Made playing out from the back look easy even on some awful pitches. A rock for Harps for years.

Centre Half

Richard Johnston - Enniskillen Rangers

There’s not to many strikers get the better of Richie, always seem to have a knack of being in the right place at the right time.

Great leader.

Centre Half

Benny Boyle - Strathroy Harps

What a torture from set plays. Scored a few against us. A great no nonsense centre half. Probably along with Marty the main reason for me why Strathroy were so successful.


Kyle McCleery - Lisbellaw Utd

Kyle got an awful injury a couple of years ago now and the game has missed him. He had some great battles with Ronan Ormsby down the years. Often pulled the ‘Law over the line in games where they might not have won had he not been there.


Ryan Hanna - Tummery Athletic

Great player. Pass, score, never stops running, another player I hated to see tog out against us. Like Kyle he has taken to management very well. But I’m sure he’ll be playing and playing well for a few years yet.


Christopher Currie - Enniskillen Rangers

Probably along with Gary Maguire (Mason) one of the most talented players I’ve ever seen. Remember a game he played against us for Enniskillen Athletic and he was unbelievable. Don’t think I’ve ever seen him play a match were he’s under 8/10.


Mark Jones - NFC Kesh

The best striker I think I’ve seen in the Fermanagh and Western and I’ve seen a few. Hate him playing against us. Tried everything to stop him but still scores. If I had a chance to sign one player for the Wanderers it would probably be him.


Aidy McCaffery - Tummery Athletic

Another player that I’m sure every manager would want in there team. Gets dogs abuse from most opposition supporters and loves it! Scores some unbelievable goals. Can be a bit hot headed at times but take that out of his game and you might not have the same cracking player.


Frank Wallace - Enniskillen Town

Another goal machine. Frank could probably have played at higher level. Great at holding the ball up and scores all types of goals. Towns talisman now for a few seasons.

Like everyone that picks their best 11 there is always great players left out.

I’ve left out players like William McFredrick, Paul McGrath (Lisbellaw), Darren Teague (Harps), Emmet McNabb (Tummery), Cathal Beacom (Town), Darren Mc Quade (Kesh), Conor Tummon (Town), Collie Adams (Beragh) and Mark Culter (Rangers) that could make most teams.