Back in the day - Nov 23 1998: Paul Brewster returns to boost Fermanagh
FERMANAGH will be without Ciaran Gallagher and Raymond Johnston, two thirds of the half-back line, for Sunday’s National Football League meeting with 1997 Ulster champions Cavan.
The duo were sent-off during Sunday’s All-Ireland B final defeat to Monaghan.
Manager Pat King will find solace in the return of Tommy Callaghan, who figured at the weekend.
King will also call upon Paul Brewster who was missing from the final due to personal commitments.
Armagh have probably the stiffest task of the day with an away tie against AllIreland Champions Galway in Tuam.
Andrew McCann is struggling for fitness because of a hamstring injury while Barry O’Hagan is definitely out with a chest virus.
KEN Doherty put himself firmly in the driving seat at the end of the first session of his all-Ireland battle with Fergal O’Brien at the Liverpool Victoria UK Championship in Bournemouth last night.
The former world champion established a 6- 2 overnight lead which he takes into this afternoon’s final session. O’ Brien started off the better taking two of the first three frames with breaks of 51 and 77 but Doherty then reeled off five frames in a row including breaks of 64, 76 and 58 and he is now an odds-on favourite to progress to the quarter-final stages.
Meanwhile, Terry Murphy begins the second session of his game this morning 5-3 down to world champion John Higgins.
The Derry man will be disappointed not to be level in this match.
The crucial frame of the session was the fourth, when, trailing 2-1 Murphy squandered several good chances to go to the midsession interval all square.
Instead, Higgins potted green to pink to take a 3-1 lead.
ST MICHAEL'S, Enniskillen continued their fine form in Section A of the Ulster Colleges MacRory Cup with a 3-17 to 1-7 win over St Macartan’s of Monaghan.
A very impressive St Michael’s team hit their three goals in the second half, two of them coming from Enniskillen Gaels senior star Colm Bradley, who finished with 2-8. T
he third goal was blasted home by Shane McCabe and the Enniskillen victory means that the Monaghan side cannot qualify now for the competition’s quarter-finals.