Fergal was born into the Tinney family in 1971, the Tinney family was the founding family of Castlefinn Co Donegal and the community grew over hundreds of years and were well respected and upper class. When the troubles broke out across Ireland the Tinney family were quick to back the IRA with anything they needed. Fergal turned 18 and decided to leave Castlefinn and go off to Belfast were he got a job as a milk man for the local community. After two years of being a milk man there was this one man on the route that Fergal took a real shinning to and his name was Brian O’Flannagan he also came from a IRA affiliated family and shared the same views as Fergal. Fergal and Brian became the best of friends and all through the attacks by the IRA and the British, Brian and Fergal were big influences in all of them. Its 1998 and Fergal still followed Brian like he was Fergals commander so when Fergal found out Brian was taking people to South Zagoria he was right by his side with the pub, all the weapon trading and even through the outbreak to the present day.