Sporting success for Fermanagh Recreational Trust recipients


There have been a number of recent successful sporting performances for local sporting stars who have received grant awards from the Fermanagh Recreational Trust. Rowers Ross Corrigan and Nathan Timoney finished 6th place at the World Cup in Lucerne and swimmer Ellie McCartney has claimed a bronze medal in the 200m Individual Medley at the European Junior Championships in Belgrade.

The Fermanagh Recreational Trust supports the organisation, development and funding of sporting / arts-based activities and facilities in Co. Fermanagh with particular emphasis on young people and youth development. Constituted Sporting and / or Arts based Organisations or Individuals based in County Fermanagh can apply for funding.

Rowers Ross Corrigan and Nathan Timoney, who are training full-time in Cork with the Irish national team, received grants from the Recreational Trust to go towards their travel and training costs. Ross aims to get placed in the top seven at the World Championships in Belgrade in September and also qualify for next year’s Olympics in Paris. Nathan is putting his studies at Queens University on hold to move into full-time training in Cork and maximise his chances of making the Olympic team.


Ross Corrigan and Nathan Timoney


Enniskillen swimmer Ellie, who swims at National Centre Ulster and is a member of Ards Swimming, has an intense training schedule which the Fermanagh Recreational Trust has supported in previous years. The swimming sensation been selected to represent her country at the upcoming Commonwealth Youth Games in Trinidad and Tobago in August. This is working towards Ellie’s aim of competing in the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.


James Cooper, Trustee of the Fermanagh Recreational Trust and Ellie McCartney


The Fermanagh Recreational Trust grants funding award to support provision of equipment, courses, training and coaching. Contribution towards the development of facilities. Bursaries to assist individuals develop their potential. As well as support for activities and events which will benefit children and young people.

James Cooper, trustee of the Fermanagh Recreational Trust said “Congratulations to Ross, Nathan and Ellie from all at the Recreational Trust. Fermanagh really is punching above it’s weight at these international competitions and we wish them ever further success as they aim for their Olympic dreams. Great sport is prominent in the County and we hope to reach even more individuals and clubs with grants towards the considerable costs of competing, equipment and training.”

Applications for the next round of funding from the Fermanagh Recreational Trust will close 31st August 2023. For more information or to download an application form visit CLICK HERE / E: / Tel: 028 66 320 210



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