Obituaries: Fermanagh


As it Happened: All-Ireland Hurling Final Tracker
Welcome to what was the biggest day of the year on the hurling calendar.
04 September 2016

As it Happened: Saturday Match Tracker
The Munster senior football championship replay was centre stage in today's action.
18 July 2015

As it happened: Saturday Match Tracker
Today saw the last of the All-Ireland SFC qualifiers take place as there were two games to be decided this afternoon.
30 July 2016

As it happened: Saturday Match Tracker
Welcome to what was the busiest Saturday afternoon on the GAA front this year.
09 July 2016

As it Happened: Saturday Match Tracker
There were four games down for decision throughout the course of the day.
18 June 2016

As it Happened: Saturday Match Tracker
All roads led to Croke Park this weekend as the first two of the NFL finals took place.
23 April 2016

As it Happened: Saturday Match Tracker
We're into the height of the GAA season as the games keep coming thick and fast.
25 June 2016

As it Happened: Saturday Match Tracker
This afternoon saw four All-Ireland senior football championship qualifiers take place.
16 July 2016

As it happened: Saturday Match Tracker
There was another busy Saturday ahead of us with games in the All-Ireland SHC and SFC qualifiers as well as an Ulster SFC semi-final replay.
02 July 2016

As it Happened: Sunday Match Tracker
The concluding games of round five of the Allianz NFL were down for decision this afternoon.
19 March 2017

As it Happened: Sunday Match Tracker
It may be Lá na gClubanna but there was one game on today's fixture list and that is the Allianz NHL Division 1 final replay.
08 May 2016

As it happened: Sunday Match Tracker
One of the busiest afternoon's on the GAA calendar took place today.
26 March 2017

As it Happened: Sunday Match Tracker
Welcome to our latest edition of our live match tracker as we picked up where we left off last night.
05 February 2017

As it happened: Sunday Match Tracker
Round Three of the National Football league continued this afternoon.
26 February 2017

As it happened: Sunday Match Tracker
It was provincial final day in both Munster and Connacht this afternoon.
10 July 2016

As it happened: Sunday Match Tracker
Today we saw the first of this year's All-Ireland senior hurling championship semi-finals take place.
07 August 2016

As it happened: Sunday Match Tracker
Welcome to what was the final round of fixtures in this year's National Hurling League.
20 March 2016

As it Happened: Sunday Match Tracker
There was action from both the National hurling and football leagues this afternoon.
06 March 2016

As it Happened: Sunday Match Tracker
It was a double weekend again as we brought you action from the NHL and NFL campaigns.
05 March 2017

As it Happened: Sunday Match Tracker
Welcome to what was the second part of our weekend live match tracker as we continued the action in the National Hurling League today.
21 February 2016

As it Happened: Sunday Match Tracker
We had plenty of action this afternoon with three hurling games and a football match down for decision.
05 June 2016

As it happened: Sunday Match Tracker
One of the busiest days on the GAA calendar descended on us this afternoon.
12 February 2017

As it happened: Sunday Match Tracker
This weekend was the turn of the small ball code to take centre stage.
20 November 2016

As it happened: Sunday Match Tracker
Football took centre stage this afternoon as we had quarter-finals and semi-finals down for decision in all four provinces.
13 November 2016

As it happened: Sunday Match Tracker
The last of the penultimate round of the Allianz NFL matches were down for decision this afternoon.
27 March 2016

As it Happened: Sunday Match Tracker
This afternoon saw no fewer than 14 county finals take place around the country.
23 October 2016

As it Happened: Sunday Match Tracker
We're into November and the games are still coming thick and fast as there were another seven down for decision this afternoon.
06 November 2016

As it Happened: Sunday Match Tracker
It was football all the way today and we had no fewer than six games to cover this afternoon.
12 June 2016

As it happened: Sunday Match Tracker
There were two provincial finals down for decision this afternoon, along with an Ulster SFC semi-final replay.
03 July 2016

As it happened: Sunday Match Tracker
The remaining matches in round two of the Allianz NHL took place this afternoon.
19 February 2017

As it Happened: Sunday Match Tracker
There was action once again in both codes today as counties continued their battle for supremacy in their respective leagues.
13 March 2016

Bartley, Jim
The death occurred at home on Tuesday, November 29 last year of James Oliver (Jim) Bartley.
18 January 2012

Black card rule=more scores
Statistics released by the GAA's Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC) show that the average number of points scored per game in this year's football championship was 9.5 per cent higher than last year.
02 October 2014

Bogue, Orla
There was an unprecedented public acknowledgement at the funeral in Tempo of 18-year old, Orla Bogue who died in a Belfast Hospital from injuries she sustained in an accident.
23 May 2007

Bogue, Paul
The club and the community were stunned and saddened by the tragic death of Paul Bogue and heartfelt sympathy is extended to his immediate family and wide circle of friends. Paul was hugely interested in sports and was an enthusiastic member of the club’s under 10 panel.
19 July 2006

Boyle, Michael
A popular Brookeboro family who are well known in GAA circles and in the building trade were bereaved as a result of an early morning road traffic accident on the Roslea/Donagh road.
30 September 2004

Boyle, Michael
A well known Arney man, Michael Boyle, died in the Erne Hospital, Enniskillen, where he had been a patient for a short time.
14 July 2009

Breen, Michael
The death in the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, following a short and sudden illness, of Michael (Mickey) Breen, a well-known building contractor who lived with his wife and two daughters at Manor View, Tempo cause genuine shock and regret. He was 60.
26 April 2007

Breen, Phil
THE DEATH took place suddenly at his home at Dooneen Road, Tempo last Thursday of Phil Breen. He was 72, the husband of Mary and father of five.
01 December 2010

Callaghan, Seamus
People in Roslea have been struggling to come to terms with the sudden death of local postmaster Seamus Callaghan who is belived to have suffered a heart attack while playing indoor soccer with friends.
03 October 2003

Carlow proposal to be discussed
Carlow's proposal for a new format to the All-Ireland SFC will be discussed at Central Council later this year.
07 August 2015

Carron, Seamus
The death occured at his residence on Wednesday of last week, after a long illness of Mr Seamus Carron
22 September 2011

Cassidy, James
It is ironic and yet in away, it is entirely true to the man’s way of doing things, that, on the very night he was selected as a member of Fermanagh’s Team of the Century’, James Cassidy passed to his eternal reward.
10 August 2005

Championship tweets: "Up the Dubs!!! It's time to celebrate"
The curtain came down on the 2015 inter-county gaelic football season yesterday and the Dubs are celebrating All-Ireland title number 25...
21 September 2015

Championship tweets: The Village celebrates
It's probably safe to assume that there is no shortage of sore heads around the country this morning following yesterday's club final schedule.
20 October 2014

Competition: win two All-Ireland hurling final tickets
We have two tickets to give away for the All-Ireland hurling finals on Sunday 4 September.
23 August 2016

Cornyn, Cathal
The death occurred suddenly at his home in Drumlin Glen on the Sligo Road, Enniskillen on Monday night of this week of former Enniskillen Gaels star, Cathal Cornyn.
16 February 2011

Cornyn, Cathal (Murty)
The death took place suddenly at his home at Drumlin Glen, Sligo Road, Enniskillen on Monday last week, 14th February of Cathal (Murty) Cornyn. He was 55 and single.
23 February 2011

Corrigan, Desmond
The death, which took place after a three-month illness at St Christopher’s hospice, Cavan of Desmond Corrigan (51), a native of Springtown, Kinawley evoked genuine regret and sadness. He had otherwise enjoyed excellent health.
31 August 2003

Corrigan, Sean
A popular Belnaleck farmer and father of five young children died instantly in a tragic tractor accident as he helped out on a neighbouring farm.
31 August 2004

Courtney, Tom
There was widespread regret at the sudden death of Tom Courtney, Drumhaw Lisnaskea who died at his home on the 13th February 2007. Tom, who was 64, will be sadly missed by his sister May, brothers Eamonn & Oliver, brother in law Jon & sister in law Geraldine, nephews, nieces, grand nieces and two of his finest friends Brian and Michelle Doogan.
28 February 2007

Cox, Gerard
The death, which took place in the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast of Gerard Cox, Derrygonnelly shocked and saddened the entire community, and far beyond.
26 July 2006

Cunningham, Aiden
The death occurred of Aiden Cunningham on Christmas Eve morning, December 24 at the age of 55 years.
27 January 2010

Curry, James Patrick
The death has taken place of Jimmy Curry, aged 53 years, at the Erne Hospital in Enniskillen. He had been ill for a short period and had been in hospital for only three days.
28 April 2003

Donnelly, Paddy
In what was one of the biggest funerals Fermanagh has seen in recent years, thousands of people have paid tribute to the man who is widely regarded as being one of the key figures in the GAA here over the past quarter of a century
01 January 2001

Drumm, John
The death took place on New Year's Eve in the Tilery Nursing Home on the Swanlinbar Road, of John Drumm, a native of Dresternan, Derrylin. He was 91.
04 January 2012

Drumm, Paddy
The recent death of a former chairman of Derrylin GFC and noted card and skittles player, Paddy Drumm impacted greatly on the local community.
03 October 2012

Duffy, Cathal
There is nothing like death for making us all stop, take stock of our lives and reflect on our own fragility. Such it was for the community of Botha on Saturday 30th April when we woke to the sad news of the death of Cathal Duffy, Springfield.
24 May 2005

Duffy: derogatory comments will now be dealt with
Paraic Duffy says disciplinary committees are "far more likely" to enforce the GAA's new ruling regarding derogatory comments from managers.
04 November 2014

Durnien, Tommy
The death took place on Wednesday September 17th peacefully at his home at "Beech House" Main Street, Lisnaskea of Tommy Durnien. He was 87.
08 October 2008

Fallis, Anthony
News of the sudden death in New Jersey of Enniskillen-born Tom Fallis, who was known as, ’Irish Tom’ and ’American Tom’, depending on which side of the Atlantic one was speaking about him, was heard with genuine shock and regret. He was 53 and was single.
10 January 2007

Ferguson, Donna
It was with widespread shock and deep sadness that the village of Belleek and the surrounding communities and indeed, counties, learned of the sudden and tragic death of Donna Ferguson.
07 December 2006

Ferguson, Pat
The death took place, recently, of Pat Ferguson from Drumnasrene, Garrison, and was much regretted. "Wee Pat" as he was affectionately known, regarded as one of the finest tractor men around.
17 July 2013

Fitzpatrick, Matt
The death occurred of Matt Fitzpatrick, 11 Glendale Avenue North, Newtownbreda, Belfast, on Tuesday, October 16, in a Belfast hospital.
25 October 2012

Former GAA President Joe McDonagh dies
It was great sadness that we learned of the passing of former GAA President Joe McDonagh yesterday evening following a short illness.
21 May 2016

GAA President Elect chosen
Dublin's John Horan has been voted in as President-Elect of the GAA tonight at the Annual Congress in Croke Park.
24 February 2017

GAA propose to scrap All-Ireland SFC quarter-finals and introduce group stage
The GAA have announced proposed changes to the All-Ireland senior football championship - including plans to scrap the competition's quarter-finals.
04 August 2016

GAA/Basketball crossover programme
For many years, GAA players have turned to soccer and rugby to keep up their fitness levels over the winter, but they are now finding that basketball is of more benefit to them during the off-season.
23 September 2015

Gallagher, John Bernard
Benny Gallagher's sudden death took place at his family home in Fivemiletown on Thursday June 3 where he lived with his wife Anne and daughter Fiona.
21 July 2010

Gallagher, Raymond
The sudden death of Raymond Gallagher of Belleek was received with shock and sadness. A father figure of the GAA in the village, he was held in very high esteem.
30 June 2007

Gallagher, Raymond
The sudden and totally unexpected death took place in the Erne hospital of one of Belleek’s best-known community activists, Raymond Gallagher who lived with his wife Mary and their son, Raymond Jun at Keenaghan, Belleek.
27 June 2007

Gardai urge clubs to be more vigilant
A Garda Sergeant has warned GAA clubs to be extra vigilant when moving money like gate receipts as there is no doubt that they are being watched.
15 April 2016

Get your diary out: the 2015 GAA Master fixture list for intercounty games
The GAA have released the master fixture list for 2015.
12 November 2014

GPA rejects claims it took its eye off the ball in 'Super 8' debate
The GPA has come out fighting against accusations that it failed to properly consult with players in advance of the debate on the 'Super 8' motion which received the green light at Congress.
01 March 2017

Greene, Vincent
The sudden and unexpected death took place, at his home at Clonliff, Macken of Vincent Greene.
The deceased had attended a football match at McManus Park, Kinawley, earlier in the evening. Shortly after returning home he became very ill, and he died despite the intervention of his family and the emergency services. He was 67.
01 November 2006

Hurling: Five to Watch
The National Hurling Leagues offer managers the opportunity to unearth new talent and this year's campaign is no different.
08 March 2017

Hurling: Five Top Sods
What is the perfect pitch for hurling? Here is what we think are five of the top pitches in the country for the small ball code.
10 March 2017

Inter-provincials 'in a coma'
Connacht manager John Tobin believes that Croke Park must make a decision on the future of the inter-provincials as they are 'in a coma'.
22 December 2016

Introduction of new playing rules deferred
At the recent GAA Congress, a number of changes were made to the playing rules of football and hurling, including the introduction of the 'one-on-one penalty' and advantage rule in hurling.
23 March 2015

Kavanagh highlights CPA role
CPA Executive Member Derek Kavanagh believes that making players aware of their cause is their main focus at the moment.
20 January 2017

Kelly, John
When John Kelly passed away in February this year, the father of six had spent his entire life in his beloved Trillick.
21 May 2008

Lavelle, Seamus
The death occurred suddenly in Craigavon Area Hospital of one of Enniskillen Gaels GFC best loved and most active supporters, Seamus Lavelle. He was 66. He was being transferred from the Erne to the Royal Victoria in Belfast at the time.
30 March 2003

Leonard, Denis
The death took place in the Erne Hospital on the 2nd January 2007 of Denis (Dinny) Leonard, Knocks, Lisnaskea. He was 96 and, up until four years previously he had enjoyed excellent health and had led a very active life, following a lifelong career as a progressive and a model farmer.
24 January 2007

Live: Sunday Match Tracker
It may be the October Bank Holiday weekend, but there was still plenty of GAA action around the country this afternoon.
30 October 2016

Lynch, Francey
When someone dies, it's like a library burning down. The passing of Francey Lynch of Roslea feels that intense.
25 November 2009

MacCann, Kevin
The death took place last month of Kevin "the Tailor" MacCann, a well known character in the Trillick area. He was in his 92nd year.
21 August 2013

Maguire, Eamonn
The entire community of Derrygonnelly was shocked at the death of one of its favourite sons, Eamonn Maguire. The Derrygonnelly man, aged 85 years, who lived for his community died in the Erne Hospital in Enniskillen.
31 December 2004

Maguire, Liam
The tragic death took place of Liam Maguire on 24 July, 2003.
31 August 2003

Maguire, Paddy
The death took place in the Graan Private Nursing Home, Enniskillen on New Year's Eve of Paddy Maguire who, at the time of death,
04 January 2012

McAloon, Padraig
The recent death of Padraig McAloon (32), Mullanvaum School House, Corranny, Roslea, evoked widespread genuine sorrow and regret. He was the only son of Packie and Bridget McAloon, and a brother to Majella, Sinead, Concepta, Christine and Edel. He was the youngest in the family.
31 July 2013

McCreesh, Eileen
The death took place, peacefully, in the South West Acute Hospital, Enniskillen, on 15th July last of Eileen McCreesh of Castlebalfour Road, Lisnaskea. She was aged 70. News of her death evoked genuine regret and sadness.
07 August 2013

McDonnell, Eamon
Some Derrylin Gaels, including this writer like to consider the probability that Fermanagh’s greatest ever player to wear the county colours came from the townland of Cornahoule.
03 August 2005

McDonnell, Frankie
The death, took place of Frankie McDonnell, Fairview Crescent, Killgoan, Monaghan in St James’ Hospital, Dublin, surrounded by his loving family and in the care of a devoted surgeon, oncology team and nurses of the ICU and HDU. He was aged 73.
06 June 2007

McDonnell, Patrick Hugh
The death of Pat McDonnell brought to a peaceful close the life of one of Coonian's oldest residents.
23 June 2010

McElroy, Frank
On Christmas Eve, the communities of Donagh and the Knocks were both shocked and saddened when the news spread of the death of Frank McElroy.
18 January 2012

McGarrity, Oliver
The news of the unexpected death of popular newsagent, Oliver mcGarrity, in the early hours of 16th April, was received with great sadness in the local and wider area
22 April 2009

McGovern Damien
Belcoo has been in mourning following the tragic accident that claimed the life of Damien McGovern. Damien was supporting the club, delivering the club lotto collection when the accident happened.
21 March 2007

McGovern, Pat
The funeral took place in St Naille's Church , Kinawley on March 30 of Pat McGovern, or 'Red Pat" as he was affectionately known throughout his life. It marked the end of what was a remarkably long and healthy life for one of he parish's most enduring and respected men.
27 April 2011

McGuinness, Michael
The death took place on Saturday last, 20th May of Michael McGuinness, a member of a well-known Roslea family who moved to Trillick after a spell in London. He was 52.
22 May 2013

McGullion, Louie
The death took place on 24th July last of Louie McGullion. He is survived by his sisters Josie, Kathleen and Molly, and by his brothers, Mickey and Eamonn.
07 August 2013

McKenna, Bernard
The death, which was sudden and unexpected took place at his home, at Cornakeouge, Kilnawley of Bernard McKenna. It evoked widespread genuine shock, regret and sadness.
27 April 2005

McManus, Bridie
Bridie McManus, the last surviving member of the second generation of the McManus family of Teemore, died in Belfast recently.
28 August 2013

McManus, Thomas
The death has occurred in Hudson, New York of Thomas McManus, who was formerly from Clonliff, Macken.
14 July 2009

McNally, Tommy
With the death of president Tommy McNally, the Maguires have lost one of the great stalwarts of the club. Tommy had given a lifetime of dedicated service to the club in very many capacities and his contribution to the development of the Maguires was immense.
30 October 2007

Moffatt, John
A former footballer and hurler with Lisnaskea Emmets GAC, John Moffatt (43), who lived at Main Street in the town, died in the Royal Victoria Hospital from serious injuries he sustained in a fall where he lived.
11 July 2006

Morris, Kevin
The late Kevin Morris, Menapian Way, Enniskillen, who died at the age of 62 on the 18th January last, was a bricklayer by trade, manager of a bookmaker’s office and was latterly retired due to ill health.
08 February 2006

Murphy, Catherine
Catherine Murphy passed away peacefully at her residence Aghalun House, Brookeborough on 8th September 2007.
30 September 2007

Neilan, Dessie
Tributes to former school principal
15 December 2010

No repetition of Tyrone-Cavan fiasco
Looks like there could be some key fixtures postponed over the weekend.
03 March 2017

O’Brien, John Francis
The death which occurred on 26th August last after a short illness of John Francis O’Brien, Aughamuldoney, Garrison evoked widespread genuine sorrow and regret.
28 September 2002

O’Keefe, Thomas
The death took place at home of Gabriel Thomas O’Keefe, of Main Street Newtownbutler.
31 January 2003

O'Callaghan, Teresa
To the family of Teresa O'Callaghan, formerly Main Street, Belleek, who passed away last week, we extend our deepest sympathies.
07 May 2013

O'Connor, Hugh
A well-respected figure in both local and Warwickshire GAA circles, Hugh O'Connor passed away on May 23rd at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Selly Oak, Birmingham, after a short illness.
29 June 2011

O'Neill, Joe
The death took place in Sligo General Hospital last week of veteran republican and retired Bundoran businessman, Joe O'Neill. He was 76.
09 October 2013

O'Rourke taken to task on twitter
Colm O'Rourke's Sunday Independent column ruffled quite a few feathers on social media yesterday.
20 October 2014

One Kerry player on 2014 International Rules squad
David Moran is All-Ireland champions Kerry's sole representative on the International Rules squad, which has been named this morning.
28 October 2014

Owens, John
The death which took place in the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast on 19th July last from injuries received in a farm related accident near Drumlone, Newtownbutler two days earlier of John Owens.
31 July 2007

Parker, Patrick
The death of Patrick (Paddy) Parker, who was originally from Kinawley, in Clachan Court, Derrylin removed from the scene a man who was steeped in gaelic football lore, having been a star player to start with.

06 August 2006

Quiz: think you know your stuff from the weekend's GAA?
Do you know your stuff when it comes to what happened in the GAA world at the weekend?
15 August 2016

Reilly, Paddy-Joe
"Paddy-Joe is dead". No need for surname as news of the death of one of Derrylin’s best known and loved residents filtered out on Saturday morning, 7th July.
30 July 2007

Smyth, Joe
The death took place on the 13th of July, 2003, in the Erne Hospital, following a 10-month illness bravely borne, of Joe Smyth, Knockmore Road, Derrygonnelly. He was 74 and was a farmer and former Councillor.
31 August 2003

Sreenan, Kevin
The death in Dublin after a six month illness of former Lisnaskea Emmets and Fermanagh gaelic footballer, Kevin Sreenan evoked widespread genuine regret.
31 January 2003

The late Jerry Mc Grenra
The parish of Gartan and Termon lost one of its best-known characters recently with the death of Jerry Mc Grenra. Jerry was the Joint President of the Termon GAA club and died at the grand age of 91.
16 March 2005

Traynor, Eddie
There was an impressive farewell by Gaels throughout Fermanagh,who were joined by the Ulster Council President, Michael Greenan and the secretary, Danny Murphy at the removal and funeral Mass in St Mary’s Church, Maguiresbridge GFC in 1947 and, at the time of his sudden death at the home of his son, Ciaran, Drumgarve, Maguiresbridge, he was the club treasurer for all of the intervening 57 years and treasurer of the Fermanagh County Board for the past 2 years.
30 June 2004

Treacy, P.J.
The death at his home in Garrison, following a seven month illness that required hospitalisation in the Erne, the Royal and Belvoir Park hospitals and home care generously delivered by his wife, Bernie and his five sisters, of P.J. Treacy was met with genuine profound sadness and regret.
31 July 2003