Fermanagh vs Down – Ulster Football – Live score commentary

Ulster SFC quarter-final Fermanagh v Down, Brewster Park, we have live score commentary and starting teams for the match that starts at 1:30pm on Sunday.

It’s Fermanagh vs Down in the Ulster Championship on Sunday. The winner goes on to play Cavan or Antrim the following week while the loser’s season ends. Both of these teams lost at this stage of the competition last year. Now, they’ll be aiming to make amends and capitalise on the absence of Monaghan in their side of the draw.

It hasn’t been plain sailing for Fermanagh since football returned from its extended absence. Ryan McMenamin’s team were hit with Covid-19 before the League resumed. As a result, a weakened side travelled to Clare where they failed to get a result. Then, Laois beat them in the final round to cement their place at the bottom of Division 2.

Last weekend, the break from action allowed McMenamin a chance to take stock. His players will benefit from the chance to recover after a hectic schedule. When they take to the field on Sunday they will relish the opportunity to remind everyone why they can compete in Ulster. Two years ago they made it to the final. Now, a favourable draw will have Fermanagh tails up.

On the other hand, Down were last in the Ulster final in 2017. But, the last two years haven’t seen the same success.

Like Fermanagh, Down’s return to action hasn’t exactly gone to plan. Firstly, they were awarded a walkover when Leitrim conceded there League game. Paddy Tally would have preferred the game in order to dust off cobwebs. However, it proved to be an important two points for Down. The following week they lost to Louth and still managed to earn promotion.

Sunday’s game is sure to be a nervy one as neither team really knows what to expect going in. In addition, a loss ends the season so Fermanagh and Down will both be cautious about leaving themselves open.

Down are 8/13 favourites to win the game with Paddy Power. Otherwise, Fermanagh are 7/4 and a draw is 13/2.

BBC Northern Ireland are broadcasting the game.

Prediction: Down.

Ulster Championship Quarter-Final: Fermanagh vs Down, Sunday, November 8th, 13:30 (Brewster Park).

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Fermanagh v Down, Brewster Park, 1.30pm – Live BBC Two NI

 

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Fermanagh vs Laois – Click for preview, team news & live score commentary

Its the last round of division two GAA league and we have Fermanagh vs Laois – Preview, team news & live score commentary.

Laois cannot afford to slip up again after their failure to get going against Westmeath. Now, they are in the relegation zone. Even a win over Fermanagh may not be enough to save them if Clare get a result against Armagh. Meanwhile, the Ulster men are beyond saving in Division 2. But, after an admirable showing in Clare following uncertainty over squad availability, they will be hopeful of getting a result at home. Fermanagh vs Laois is at 2pm on Saturday.

Fermanagh finished strongly last weekend to make their performance in Clare an encouraging one. In truth, their late goal was more of a consolation than a comeback starter. But, in the first-half they were unlucky to find the net at a stage when they were still in the game.

Ryan McMenamin’s side did not have any collective training session prior to the match due to seventeen squad members being isolated due to Covid-19 protocols. They requested for the game to be postponed but the CCCC refused.

Captain Eoin Donnelly wasn’t shy to voice the frustration he and his squad felt: “Our medical staff were 100%, they checked in with the boys all the time which is probably more than could be said for the GAA themselves. I don’t think we got a lot of support for ourselves.”

Meanwhile, Laois will be hoping their lackluster performance against Westmeath was a result of the seven-month absence. In Mullingar, they never really got started. Ten of their thirteen points came from frees. If they are to secure Division 2 status this year, Laois need to find scores elsewhere in round 7.
<h3>Team News</h3>
If some Fermanagh players were still feeling the after-effects of Covid-19 last weekend, McMenamin may offer them a week off here. Otherwise, he may deploy his strongest team again to gain some match fitness that would make up for their inability to train recently.

Either way, he will be glad of the week off Fermanagh have before playing Down in the Championship on November 8th.

Likewise, Laois have a week to recover after this fixture. They open their Championship against the winners of Louth and Longford.

Mike Quirke will be ambitious about his side’s Championship chances. However, he won’t pull any punches this weekend with relegation on the mind. Expect a full-strength Laois side to be on show.

<strong>Prediction. </strong>Laois. They need this one more than Fermanagh do. Furthermore, the Fermanagh lads will still be sluggish after the toll that the Covid outbreak took on their squad.
<h3><strong>Fermanagh vs Laois: Division 2, Saturday, October 24th, 2pm (Brewster Park). </strong></h3>

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Fermanagh vs Armagh Division 2 Football

Last updated on Oct 23rd, 2020 at 11:05

Scorers for Armagh: Aidan Nugent 1-2, Rian O’Neill 0-4 (one ’45’), Jamie Clarke 1-1 (f), Aidan Forker 1-0, Oisin O’Neill 0-2, Rory Grugan 0-2 (2f), Jarlath Og Burns, Niall Grimley 0-1, Jason Duffy 0-1 each

Scorers for Fermanagh: Eoin McManus 0-4 (3f), Ryan Jones 0-2, James McMahon, Aidan Breen, Ciaran Corrigan, Stephen McGullion 0-1 each

ARMAGH: Blaine Hughes; Paddy Burns, Brendan Donaghy, Aidan Forker; Ryan Kennedy, Stephen Sheridan, Aidan Nugent; Niall Grimley, Oisin O’Neill; Rory Grugan, Stefan Campbell, Mark Shields; Jarlath Og Burns, Rian O’Neill, Jamie Clarke. Subs: Jason Duffy for Campbell (54), Ethan Rafferty for Clarke (62), James Morgan for Burns (62), Greg McCabe for Grugan (66), Aaron McKay for O O’Neill (68)

FERMANAGH: James McGrath; Jonny Cassidy, Niall Cosgrove, Kevin McDonnell; Eoin Shiels, James McMahon, Shane McGullion; Ryan Jones, Richard O’Callaghan; Aidan Breen, Ultan Kelm, Ciaran Corrigan; Stephen McGullion, Eoin McManus, Daragh McGurN. Subs: Declan McCusker for Cosgrove (30), Kane Connor for Cassidy (38), Tomas Corrigan for Shane McGullion (39), Conall Jones for O’Callaghan (45), Tiernan Bogue for Stephen McGullion (55)

Referee: Ciaran Branagan (Down)

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Cavan vs Fermanagh Division 2 Football

Last updated on Oct 23rd, 2020 at 11:20

Cavan – R Galligan; C Madden, P Faulkner (1-0), K Brady; G Smith, C Brady, O Kiernan (0-2); T Galligan (1-1), C Conroy (0-1); E Doughty, G McKiernan (0-5), M Reilly; O Pierson (0-2), J Smith, B Magee. Subs: S Murray for E Doughty, L Fortune for B Magee, R Connolly for O Pierson, B Kelly for C Madden.

 

Fermanagh – J McGrath; J Cassidy, C Cullen, K McDonnell; D McCusker, R O’Callaghan, J McMahon; E Donnelly, R Jones (0-2); A Breen (0-1), U Kelm (1-0), C Corrigan (0-3); Stephen McGullion, C Jones (0-3), Shane McGullion (0-1). Subs: D McGurn for Stephen McGullion, D Teague for D McCusker, E McManus (0-1) for C Jones, E Shiels for K McDonnell.

Referee – S Hurson.

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Fermanagh vs Roscommon Division 2 Football

Last updated on Oct 23rd, 2020 at 11:33

Fermanagh – J McGrath; J Cassidy, C Cullen, K McDonnell; E Shiels, R O’Callaghan, Shane McGullion; E Donnelly (0-1), R Jones (0-1); A Breen (0-1), U Kelm (0-1), C Corrigan (0-3); Stephen McGullion, C Jones (0-6), L McStravick. Subs: D McCusker for L McStravick, D Teague for Shane McGullion, N Cosgrove for E Shiels, E McManus for A Breen.

Roscommon – C Lavin; D Murray, C Daly (0-1), G Patterson; N Daly, B Stack (0-1), E McGrath (0-1); T O’Rourke, S Killoran; N Kilroy (0-2), E Smith, C Lennon; H Darcy (0-1), C McKeon (0-4), C Cregg. Subs: D Smith (0-1) for S Killoran, R Hughes for T O’Rourke, F Cregg (0-1) for C Cregg, D Ruane for H Darcy.

Referee – C Reilly.

 

Fermanagh will meet Roscommon on Sunday at 2pm in Brewster Park, Enniskillen. We have a preview, team news and betting ahead of the game. We will also be providing updates of the game.

Preview

Fermanagh played Kildare in their first round meeting at Newbridge. Fermanagh lost out in that game 2-12 to 0-14. They will certainly be looking for a win here or they could find themselves in trouble even at this early stage. Fermanagh will likely look to Conall Jones, Darren McGurn and Ryan Jones.

Roscommon come into the game on the back of a 2-14 to 2-14 draw against Laois. The Rossies threw the game away in truth as they were six points up going into injury time,

Laois scored two goals in the final few minutes of the game to grab a draw. Anthony Cunningham will be rather disappointed that his side didn’t win. However, Enda Smith and Donie Smith both impressed in the game.

Team News

Teams have yet to be announced but here are the sides from last weekend Allianz League games

Roscommon – C Lavin; D Murray, B Stack, G Patterson; P Scott, N Daly  R Hughes; T O’Rourke, S Killoran ; N Kilroy , E Smith , F Cregg; D Smith , C McKeon , C Cregg .

Fermanagh: James McGrath; Johnny Cassidy, Che Cullen, Kevin McDonnell, Declan McCusker, Richard O’Callaghan, Shane McGullion, Eoin Donnelly, Ryan Jones , Aidan Breen, Ultan Kelm , Ciaran Corrigan, Stephen McGullion, Conall Jones , Darragh McGurn

Betting

Roscommon are 4/7 favourites to win this game. In contrast, Fermanagh managed by Ryan McMenamin are 15/8. I expect this game to go right down to the wire but Roscommon for me should win by 2 or 3 points.