Pete McGrath and Fermanagh have been boosted by the return of experienced defender Ryan McCluskey.
McCluskey missed most of the Erne men’s 2016 campaign through injury and his presence will boost a Fermanagh side looking to build on a strong showing in 2016 before losing out in a hard fought somewhat controversial loss to All Ireland Finalists Mayo in the qualifiers.
Manager Pete McGrath believes that his side are “very serious challengers who are on a par with any county in Ulster and have never been better placed to win their first provincial title.” McCluskey’s return will only reinforce McGrath’s belief.
Fermanagh McKenna Cup panel see’s McCluskey join Eoin Donnelly, Che Cullen and Tomas Corrigan. While star forward Sean Quigley will miss the pre-season competition with as he recovers from recent groin surgery.
The Ernesiders begin 2017 with a trip to Clones to face Monaghan in the first round of McKenna Cup games.
Fermanagh (Dr McKenna Cup squad): Christopher Snow, Aidan Breen, Che Cullen, Cián McManus, Ciaran Corrigan, Conor P Murphy, Danny Teague, Declan McCusker, Eddie Courtney, Eoin Donnelly, Eoin McManus, James Allen, James Duffy, Kane Connor, Lee Cullen, Thomas Treacy, Mickey Jones, Paddy Reihill, Patrick McGovern, Paul McCusker, Ryan Hyde, Ryan McCluskey, Tiarnan Daly, Tom Clarke, Tomás Corrigan, Tommy McCaffrey.