Victorious Fermanagh Team Junior Home Final - Fermanagh vs. Kerry
Fermanagh played and defeated Kerry in the home final on 20 September 1959 in Croke Park. Things were close initially and Kerry made a strong comeback in the second half but the Fermanagh team dug in and won on a score line of 1-13 to 2-3. As a result of winning this home final, Fermanagh then progressed onto what was then known as the “The Final”. “The ‘Final” was played in New Etham Stadium in London on Sunday 11 October 1959 and the opposition was the British Senior Champions London. The opening half was very close with the teams level at half time and although London scored a late goal Fermanagh were not to be denied their moment of history, Fermanagh 1-11, London 2-4.
The Fermanagh team returned home the following Tuesday and they were met on the Monaghan/ Fermanagh border at Clontivrin. They paraded through Newtownbutler and Lisnaskea and then in Enniskillen over 10,000 people met them.
The Fermanagh panel on that historic day was:
J.J. Treacy Devenish, P.T. Treacy Devenish, P. O’Loughlin Devenish, J. O’Neill Lisnaskea, O. Callaghan Roslea, Fr. I. McQuillan Newtownbutler, J. Collins Lisnaskea, J. Cassidy Teemore, L. McMahon Aghadrumsee, J. Maguire Belcoo, M. Brewster Enniskillen, D. O’Rourke Roslea, K. Sreenan Lisnaskea, F. McGurn Bellanaleck, O. Clerkin Roslea and D. Devanney Irvinestown, H. Murphy Derrylin, J. Bartley Bellanaleck, J.P. Prunty Roslea, P. Breen Tempo, E. Courtney Lisnaskea, J. Goodwin Roslea, H. Flanagan Derrygonnelly and J. O’Keefe Newtownbutler.
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