The Fermanagh County GAA Board has fired the first shots as tension mounts ahead of the big Ulster final clash on Sunday week against Donegal.

For they made it very clear that any form Donegal media were not welcome at their press conference late this afternoon in the Westville Hotel in Enniskillen.

And even though no official was prepared to go on the record it was made clear to a Donegal native, but Fermanagh based freelance journalist, that he would not be welcome if he was filing any copy for any paper in Donegal.

The journalist was told earlier in a telephone call from a senior Fermanagh GAA figure that he would only be allowed in if he signed in as a national reporter.

He repeatedly asked both county chairman Greg Kelly and secretary Tom Boyle for an explanation at the conference.

But they were not prepared to speak on the record.

As one Donegal journalist put it: "This bizarre media ban and censorship on Donegal press makes no sense, as the eloquent quotes from the team management, Eoin Donnelly and Ryan McCluskey will be appearing in the national media where they can be picked up by the press in Donegal."

Donegal will face Fermanagh in the Ulster SFC Final in Clones on Sunday, June 24th.

It will be a historic first ever meeting between the two counties in an Ulster SFC final.

Fermanagh are managed by Rory Gallagher who was the manager of the Donegal senior team prior to Declan Bonner.

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