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ULSTER CHAMPIONSHIP FOOTBALL 2019

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Fermanagh will be beat by Donegal, best being realistic here. To overturn a 12 point defeat in one year would be a massive achievement but one that will simply not happen. The main factor is that we simply do not have the quality of forward to compete with Division 1 tier teams, this was point was emphasized in the last game in the league v Meath where we failed to capitalize on the significant possession we had in first quarter. Another factor is that their talisman Murphy has been given the league off… Che Cullen who has competed well with Murphy over the years is now based out in Budapest. Although this shows massive commitment by Che and fair play to him.. I am expecting a big game from Murphy. Fermanagh can hope to keep it tight and do a 'smash and grab' like they did against Monaghan last year but I won't be putting the house on it.

green_army (Fermanagh) - Posts: 17 - 21/05/2019 10:11:32    2186190

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Fermanagh by 2 points.

RedRum (Fermanagh) - Posts: 264 - 21/05/2019 11:11:34    2186227

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Players look in fine physical form.....as they jumped into the back on Monaghan bros van

Great to see

Big_joe74 (Fermanagh) - Posts: 10 - 21/05/2019 21:51:38    2186454

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Saturday 29th June
Ulster Football U20 Championship
Quarter Final
Fermanagh v Donegal
At Brewster Park
Well guys can anyone tell me what our U20s are like and if they have any chance of winning this Q/F? History hasn't been kind to us with Fermanagh rarely getting over the first hurdle in these championships. Why is this the case? Is there not enough management effort put in or are we simply weak on county capable players?

BigToeJoe (Fermanagh) - Posts: 106 - 27/06/2019 20:10:53    2201860

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Replying To BigToeJoe:  "Saturday 29th June
Ulster Football U20 Championship
Quarter Final
Fermanagh v Donegal
At Brewster Park
Well guys can anyone tell me what our U20s are like and if they have any chance of winning this Q/F? History hasn't been kind to us with Fermanagh rarely getting over the first hurdle in these championships. Why is this the case? Is there not enough management effort put in or are we simply weak on county capable players?"
Before KeshGFC, BigJoe74 or macca999 jumps in to correct me, I can confirm the Q/F is on tomorrow evening Fri 28th Jun 19 at 8pm not Sat

BigToeJoe (Fermanagh) - Posts: 106 - 27/06/2019 20:57:28    2201881

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Replying To BigToeJoe:  "Saturday 29th June
Ulster Football U20 Championship
Quarter Final
Fermanagh v Donegal
At Brewster Park
Well guys can anyone tell me what our U20s are like and if they have any chance of winning this Q/F? History hasn't been kind to us with Fermanagh rarely getting over the first hurdle in these championships. Why is this the case? Is there not enough management effort put in or are we simply weak on county capable players?"
I think this is Fermanagh's best team at underage in quite a long time. Whether they're actually good enough to beat Donegal is another matter, but I'd be optimistic. Ultan Kelm, Jonny Cassidy, Darragh McGurn, Lorcan McStravick and Callum Jones are all very good footballers for that level and have spent this season with the senior squad. Add that with the St Micks Hogan Cup winners like Brandon Horan and you've a very talented group (As well as Ekn Gaels Ulster Minor winning team from a couple of years ago)

On the matter of why aren't we usually competitive, Fermanagh development squads are a complete joke. By the time players get to minor and start to be coached properly with gym programmes added too, Donegal and Tyrone will have already been at it for years before hand. Giving them an immediate advantage every year.
As part of development squads myself years ago, bringing 40 under 14/15 players to Sligo and the likes and splitting the team equally for both to be destroyed just does nothing for the young footballers coming through.

shotgun (Fermanagh) - Posts: 72 - 28/06/2019 13:59:00    2202089

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Great result for Fermanagh U20s!
Ulster Football U20 Championship Quarter Final
Fermanagh 0-14 v Donegal 0-12
Fermanagh starting team: Cian Newman (Enniskillen), Eoin Shiels (Belcoo), Johnny Cassidy (Enniskillen), Fergal Keenan (Belnaleck), Ultan Kelm 0-1 (Erne Gaels), Josh Largo Ellis (Irvinestown), Ryan Breen (Tempo), Eoin Beacom 0-2 (Enniskillen), Brandon Horan (Enniskillen), Cameron McBrien 0-1 (Donagh), Callum Jones 0-3 (Enniskillen), Dara McBrien (Belnaleck), Lorcan McStravick 0-1 (Tempo), Sean Cassidy 0-1 (Ederney), Darragh McGurn 0-2 (Belnaleck).
Subs: Conor Love 0-1 (Enniskillen) for Lorcan McStravick; Paul Breen (Kinawley) for Ultan Kelm; Fergal McGovern 0-1f, 0-1

erneboy (Fermanagh) - Posts: 1229 - 28/06/2019 22:05:35    2202215

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Massive well done to the lads, deserved winners by a mile!
Played some very composed and smart football, a few of them will definitely be making up the seniors next year

allfermanagh (Fermanagh) - Posts: 66 - 29/06/2019 10:53:21    2202304

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A good outcome and some great young p;layers emerging but to be honest Donegal didn't look good. Let's hope we have as similar performance in the semi final with Derry next Saturday at Healy Pk.

cillnaile. (Fermanagh) - Posts: 952 - 30/06/2019 12:25:39    2202806

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Fri 5th Jul 19
DERRY V FERMANAGH
2019 Ulster GAA Football U20 Championship Semi Final
Healy Park, Omagh 8:00 PM
Referee: Niall Mc Kenna
It will be a tougher endeavour for our U20s this Friday night but let us hope that last week's win will inspire them.

cillnaile. (Fermanagh) - Posts: 952 - 02/07/2019 18:59:17    2204470

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Good luck to the U20 team on Fri night!

erneboy (Fermanagh) - Posts: 1229 - 03/07/2019 19:26:37    2205082

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Halftime Derry 7, Fermanagh 6. We are still there with a good chance.

fearman (Fermanagh) - Posts: 39 - 05/07/2019 20:51:10    2206027

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Ulster Football U20 Championship Semi Final
Derry 1-14 Fermanagh 1-11
Fermanagh Starting Team: Fermanagh starting team: Cian Newman (Enniskillen), Eoin Shiels (Belcoo), Johnny Cassidy (Enniskillen), Fergal Keenan (Belnaleck), Ultan Kelm (Erne Gaels), Josh Largo Ellis 0-1 (Irvinestown), Ryan Breen (Tempo), Eoin Beacom (Enniskillen), Brandon Horan (Enniskillen), Cameron McBrien 1-1 (Donagh), Callum Jones 0-1 (Enniskillen), Dara McBrien 0-1 (Belnaleck), Conor Love (Enniskillen) Sean Cassidy (Ederney), Darragh McGurn 0-5f (Belnaleck).
Subs: Paul Breen 0-1 (Kinawley) for Ultan Kelm, John Reihill 0-1f (Enniskillen) for Sean Cassidy, Liam Owens (Kinawley) for Callum Jones, Colm McNally for Conor Love, Matthew Dixon (Enniskillen) for Cameron McBrien

erneboy (Fermanagh) - Posts: 1229 - 05/07/2019 21:26:38    2206033

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