CLUB Eirne are calling for all Fermanagh fans to come along to their annual Championship chat night, this Friday ahead of Fermanagh’s mouth-watering Ulster Senior football Championship clash with Donegal on Sunday at Brewster Park.
The game, a repeat of last year’s Ulster final is finely in the balance after Fermanagh’s impressive victory over Declan Bonner’s men in the National League.
And, on the night Fermanagh manager Rory Gallagher will exclusively reveal his starting 15 to take on the reigning Ulster champions.
In a change to past years, Club Eirne are taking the step of inviting everyone interested in Fermanagh GAA to attend the event. The nights were previously open to Club Eirne Members and Patrons only but this event is an open invitation to join members and patrons to hear of the good work ongoing by Club Eirne and how they are advancing the cause of Fermanagh GAA.
The chat show is always entertaining and already confirmed for the evening are Martin McHugh and Ryan McCluskey. The event will be chaired by host of the popular ‘Gaelic Weekly’ show, Rory Rafferty.
McHugh is father of Donegal players Ryan and Mark. As a player, he was an integral part of the Donegal team that won the county’s first All-Ireland title in 1992.
After that, he managed Cavan to a famous Ulster title in 1997, getting past Fermanagh with a last-gasp point in Clones in the first round that year.
One of the most authoritative voices of Ulster GAA, he is a weekly newspaper columnist and has had a long career in punditry with the BBC and RTÉ.
Ryan McCluskey was probably the longest-serving county footballer with Fermanagh. Last year he was left standing as the long-serving player in the country having first played under the late Pat King in 1999, while he finished up last season last season.
Already, McCluskey is showing promise as a pundit with BBC Radio.
The event starts at 8pm on Friday night with some finger food, in The Crowes Nest Bar in Enniskillen, with everyone welcome. Club Eirne Chairman Ger Treacy stated: “My wish is to see every Fermanagh enthusiast coming along to this Chat Show Night and enjoy a night of chat and craic with friends ahead of what should be a great weekend.”