Friday 22 November 2019

McGrath looks to coax back Quigleys

Fermanagh manager Peter McGrath
Fermanagh manager Peter McGrath

Fermanagh manager Peter McGrath has offered an olive branch to two of the three Quigley brothers who were axed from the panel.

Seamus, Sean and Conor Quigley left the training ground following a major bust-up last week and they did not travel to Limerick for last Sunday's emphatic win for the Erne County.

But, while the door is firmly closed on Fermanagh's top scorer Seamus Quigley, McGrath is hopeful that the equally talented Sean and Conor will return to the fold.

Seamus was dropped for one match after playing soccer on the afternoon before Fermanagh's home National Football League tie with Sligo in early February.

"Seamus is gone and that is not something that is going to change," said McGrath.

"The other two fellows left out of brotherly sympathy and I can understand that. They are both really good footballers and we very much want them as part of our plans.

"We want to talk to the two lads and explain our position to them and, hopefully, they will return to the squad."

Fermanagh's next match is against Wexford in Brewster Park on Sunday week and a victory in that collision would almost guarantee safety for McGrath's men in Division 3.

Their final encounter is also a home match against bottom-of-the-table Offaly.

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