Fivemiletown Football: 1938/39

Clones 2-1 Fivemiletown
The Impartial Reporter opened their report with ‘Finest exhibition of football’  the report went on to say ‘During the first half the play, for the most part, was in Clones area, Fivemiletown attacking fiercely’, but it was Clones who scored first with a quick break upfield.
‘This spurred Fivemiletown on and within minutes equalised with a terrific shot by Breadon, the centre-forward’
Clones scored a penalty in the second half and although Fivemiletown ‘made many attempts’ were unable to equalise.

Fivemiletown- C. McNally: W. Caruth: G. Brown: O. Hackett: J. Breadon: H. Torrens: J. McNally: P. McMahon: P. Cullinan: J. Williamson: and T. Breadon.

Fivemiletown 2-1 Clogher
Fivemiletown had Clogher as visitors at the recreation ground on a Thursday evening at the beginning of September.

Clogher 4-4 Fivemiletown
A couple of weeks later and Fivemiletown travelled to Clogher for a return match and a ‘well-contested game’ ended in a draw.


August of this year saw the Fermanagh and Western AGM, the report mentioned that ‘Bloomfield’ (Fivemiletown) was part of the Committee.

Mercer Cup
Fivemiletown 1-2 R.U.C Depot
The first game of the new season, no other details available.

Recently revived Omagh United join the Mercer Cup League Competition.

Omagh Depot 1-3 Fivemiletown
Early in the first half, J. Breadon opened the scoring for Fivemiletown and although they had several more chances they failed to score before the break.
At the restart, Omagh equalised but this was short lived as soon after Peter Cullinan put Fivemiletown back into the lead, Joe McNulty scored the third to wrap up the points.
During the game, McNulty, the Fivemiletown Keeper, came into collision with another player and was stunned for some time, with the game held up until he recovered.






Mulhern Cup R1
Fivemiletown 3-0 Omagh Depot

Fivemiletown progressed to the final, unfortunately, I didn’t find any report on who they defeated to get there.

Corinthians 2-0 Fivemiletown
the week before the match a report from the Impartial Reporter said;
‘Great enthusiasm is prevailing in Fivemiletown and district over the local team qualifying for this final. Special buses have been chartered to convey the local supporters to Enniskillen’.
Fivemiletown- Forrest; Grange; Digby; Hackett; Karnaghan; Graham; T. Breadon; Brown; Greenwood; McDonald and Moore.


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During March and April this year there was a new cup to play for 'The Kennedy Cup'
It was run on the same line as a league competition.

Kennedy Cup
Fivemiletown 3-0 Omagh Depot
The short match report said:
‘The home team were superior throughout and in the opening minutes Graham scored a beautiful goal. In the second half Fivemiletown, having the advantage of the wind, scored two more goals per Hackett and Magee.

Kennedy Cup Final Table

Corinthians 1-1 Fivemiletown
Fivemiletown opened the scoring when T. Breadon found the net, with Corinthians missing a penalty; they led at the break, but in the second half Corinthians did manage to score from the spot with another penalty award and a share of the points.

Omagh Depot 4-2 Fivemiletown

Fivemiletown 1-2 Corinthians



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