Entrance To Changing Rooms (photo)
What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Main Stand (photo)
Where To Drink?
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
The Fisher and Village Stands (photo)
A Closer Look At The Fisher Stand (photo)
Ferney Park Location Map
Ballinamallard United are the
most Westerly of the current Premier League clubs
and can take some pride in being the only County
Fermanagh football club to be promoted to the top
division. The small village (population around 1500)
is located between two traditional Ulster GAA
following towns, Enniskillen (County Fermanagh) and
Omagh (County Tyrone). Ferney Park is located on the
B46 Enniskillen Road, five minutes walk south of the
village centre. As you would expect from a village
ground, it is set in a peacefull rural location,
keeping company with rolling hills and a modern
housing development perched above the far side of
The ground has seen a lot of
recent investment resulting in it being transformed
into a modern stadium that meets Premier League
criteria. On the club house side of
the ground is small covered seated stand that sits
astride the half way line. This low
all seater cantilevered stand for home supporters
was opened in 2010. It is similar in size and design
to prefabricated stands installed at Portstewart fc
and Harland & Wolfe fc in recent years, though
this stand has a concrete rather than a metal deck.
It contains 205 seats over 4 rows with space and
additional seats at one end for disabled supporters
and their helpers. There are flat standing areas to
either side of this stand.
Away supporters will benefit most
from the summer 2012 redevelopment programme as
visitors will have the option of using the two new
stands or the new flat standing areas on the
training ground side. Given that the club is about
to have its first ever season in the Premier
League,and how far supporters have to travel to get
to Ballinamallard, visiting fans can expect a warm,
friendly welcome in a ground with modern facilities.
Beside the Club there is a 'motorhome overnight
stop' so if you are touring you know where to stay!
Thanks to Billy Emerson for providing the above photo.
There is a club house bar at the ground which
admits away supporters. Otherwise there are a couple
The village and football ground is located directly next to the B46 road,6 miles North of the Enniskillen and around 16 miles South of Omagh.
From the North (Derry, Omagh):
Follow the A5 South of Strabane, keep following the A5 around the outskirts of Omagh and then turn right into the A32 towards Irvinestown. At the village of Dromore turn left onto the R46 towards Fitona then take the next right onto the B46 towards Enniskillen. Once through the village of Ballinamallard and the river bridge you will find Ferney Park on the left hand side, with the car park direct ahead of you.
From the South (Dublin, Monaghan):
Follow the N54 West of Monaghan then as you go through the town of Clones turn right onto the A34 and head north, turning left onto the A4 on the approach to Enniskillen. On the outskirts of the town follow the A32 North towards Irvinestown, then take a right turn onto the B46. Ferney Park is situated on the right hand side as you approach to the village of Ballinamallard, with the car park direct ahead of you.
From the East (Belfast, Dungannon):
Follow the M1 towards Dungannon, the road merges into the A4 just South Of Dungannon. Stay on the this road all the way through to Enniskillen then on the outskirts of the town follow the A32 North towards Irvinestown, then take a right turn onto the B46.Ferney Park is situated on the right hand side as you approach to the village of Ballinamallard,with the car park direct ahead of you.
From the West (Sligo):
Follow the N16 from Sligo. As you pass by Lough Macnean Lower turn onto the A4 at Belcoo and head towards Enniskillen. Follow the A4 into the cenre of Enniskillen then take the A32 north towards Irvinestown. After 2 miles take a right turn onto the B46. Ferney Park is situated on the right hand side as you approach to the village of Ballinamallard, with the car park direct ahead of you.
Map showing the location of Ferney Park (at the bottom of this page).
Thanks to Roy Cathcart for providing the photo above.
This part of Northern Ireland does not have a rail network so the only public transport option is to go by bus. However due to its remote location there are no direct bus services to Ballinamallard from either Belfast or Derry. The village is six miles North of Enniskillen and around 16 miles South of Omagh. Allthough Ballinamallard is served by Ulsterbus 94 Enniskillen-Omagh between 9am-5pm on weekdays the timetable is far less frequent at weekday evenings and very infrequent on Saturdays.
For those travelling from Belfast the most reliable option would be to take the hourly Goldline Express 261/273 Enniskillen Coach Service and thenbook a taxi to and from Ballinamallard. For Saturday afternoon games howeverplease be aware the last service back to Belfast leaves Enniskillen at 18.25pm!
Look At The Fisher Stand
Thanks to Billy Emerson for providing the above photo.
|Official Programme £1.50.|
|Northern Ireland Premier league fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website).|
Bearing in mind how much of a draw the GAA games at Enniskillen and Omagh are, it is worth noting the nearest football clubs could be seen as having more of a friendly rather than competitive rivalry. Enniskillen Rangers and Lisbellaw United are the nearest clubs. The nearest Premier League rivals are Dungannon Swifts.
If you require hotel accommodation in the area
then first try a hotel booking service provided by
Late Rooms. They offer all types of accommodation to
suit all tastes and pockets from; Budget Hotels,
Traditional Bed & Breakfast establishments to
Five Star Hotels and Serviced Apartments. Plus their
booking system is straightforward and easy to use.
Yes this site will earn a small commission if you
book through them, but it will go to help with the
running costs of keeping the Guide going.
Remember that you can use the above link or panel below to book any other hotels that you may need for business or leisure, either in the UK or abroad.
|If anything is incorrect
or you have something to add, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
and I'll update the guide.
© Owen Pavey
All Rights Reserved