The Everard Grange Mouse Morris stable followed up their recent cross channel Wetherby N.H. double last month with another success on Saturday last.
Foxchapel King, ridden by Shay Barry won the £50,000 Internet Handicap Trophy by 12 lengths after jumping Cheltenham's tough fences brilliantly.
Fethard long known as the home of the racehorse also has a large number of greyhound enthusiasts. Followers of the sport are mow scratching their heads, looking up record books and even phoning friends to answer the following question doing the rounds in greyhound circles. What greyhound won the English Derby, reached the last eight in the blue rebind of coursing "The Waterloo Cup" and won first prize in its class at Crufts, the worlds most prestigious dog show. Truly a real all rounder.
Fethard Youth Club promote a Table Quiz in the Fethard Arms on this Thursday night November 15th at 8.30pm.
FROM THE WEB
The Fethard-at-Home web site www.fethard.com is still being inundated with calls from descendants of Fethard emigrants seeking information on their forebears. Some of the messages received or published on the November Parish Newsletter available at the local churches. The site has now had 152,140 visits to date and is currently having over 350 visits per day.
Interesting recent visitor to Fethard was Mr Jeremiah Scully, Atlanta, Georgia. He was enquiring for information on his ancestors who resided in Silverfort House. Records show that the first Scully to reside at Silverfort was Darby Scully 1790-98 while the last was also Darby Scully 1920. Mr Scully is anxious to contact any relatives of the Silverfort family who may still reside in the area.
The death has occurred in Derby, England of David D'arcy, formerly of Killusty.
The 11.30 Mass in Fethard Parish Church on this Sunday Nov 19th will be offered for the repose of the souls of all Fethard/Killusty parishioners who died during the year. A candle for each deceased will be lit in the Mortuary Chapel.
HAIRCUT FOR CAT SCAN
What well known pigtail, one of the best known in South Tipperary GAA circles is going to be removed, following huge sponsorship. Come along to Clonmel on Saturday next to the South Tipp Referees against the All Stars football game in aid of the St Joseph's Hospital Cat Scan Appeal Fund and see for yourself.
A selection of Fethard Christmas Cards are now available for sale in local shops. Or from Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road, Fethard.
Abbeyside, Dungarvan was our destination last Sunday for the Munster A.A.I. uneven age group cross-country. In all we had 9 athletics going to the start. Out Boys U/9 team of John Lalor, Daragh Dwyer, Ben Walsh, Owen Healy, Arron Conran, Daniel Hickey and Adam Lyons looked very impressive in the Indian file line with over 110 other competitors at the start. John Lalor finished 4th after being third for a long period, even though he was one year out of his age group. Daragh Dwyer was 22nd, Eoin Healy was 39th position and Ben Walsh filled the team of four in 43rd place, a real improvement in the latter two runners. The Fethard Club (108 points) took third prize behind Carignavar, Cork (88 points), Riverstar (99 points).
Richard Lalor was our only entry in the Boys U/11 where he finished 35th in a field of over 100 runners.
Rachel Blackmore did well finishing 41st in the girls U/11 from a big field.
Pamela Lalor was off the pace in the girls U/13 race, finishing like a train in the middle of the field.
Next Sunday the Cross Country ‘B’ Championship will take place in Thurles at 12pm, also the Ferrybank Cross Country will take place in Waterford on Sunday next.
With regards to our Munster Novice and U/23 Ladies & Girls events which were held the previous week in terrible weather conditions at Market Hill our thanks to the Garda, the Civil Defence and to the Crean family for the use of their land. I'm sure it will be a day to remember in the annals of athletics history.
Training continues in Mondays and Wednesdays as usual.
COMMUNITY LOTTO NOW £5,000
There was no Jackpot winner in this week's Community Lotto drawn on Tuesday night 7th November. The numbers drawn were 2, 10, 19, 21 and we had six 'Match 3' winners each receiving £2o:
Elaine O'Connell, Coolmoyne, Fethard;
Paddy Lawrence, Fr. Tirry Park, Fethard;
Lory Byrne, Byrneskill, Fethard;
Jimmy Byrne, Killerk, Fethard;
Jennifer Vanderford, Barrettstown, Fethard;
Anna Powell, The Rectory, Killenaule.
Next weeks Jackpot is £5,000. This is the largest local Lotto Jackpot that can be won at the moment.
GAA DINNER DANCE
The GAA Dinner Dance will take place on 24th November. Please give your names immediately to any club officer. Last date for tickets is Sunday 19th November.