Fermanagh 0-11 0-8 Clare

Shane McCabe
Shane McCabe quit soccer with Portadown to focus on his GAA career

A storming second-half fightback gave Fermanagh victory in their NFL Division Four opener at Brewster Park.

The Erne team was guilty of poor finishing in the first half and they trailed 0-5 to 0-2 at the break.

Shane McCabe was brought on for the second half and the former soccer player inspired Fermanagh as they hit eight points reply.

Seamus Quigley fired over a superb 45 and long-range free in the comeback and the forward finished with six points.

Paul Ward wasted a goal chance in a frustrating opening 35 minutes for the hosts.

Daniel Kille also squandered an opportunity to net but Fermanagh were not to be denied in a one-side second half.

The eight unanswered points included three from Ward and the gap at final whistle was three as new boss Peter Canavan enjoyed a winning start to the league campaign.

Fermanagh's scheduled opener against London in Ruislip last weekend was called off because of snow.

Fermanagh: Chris Snow, Niall Bogue, Barry Owens, John Woods, Conor Quigley, Ryan McCluskey, Barry Mulrone, Eoin Donnelly, James Sherry, Shane Lyons, Brian Og Maguire, Mark Little, Paul Ward, Seamus Quigley, Sean Quigley. Subs: Chris Snow, Michael Jones, Kane Connor, Damian Kelly, Shane Lyons, Shane McCabe, Eamon Maguire, Daniel Kille, Paul Cosgrove, Ryan Keenan.

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