FETHARD GAA NOTES
Officers For 2001: Chairman Michael O’Dwyer, Secretary Caroline Sheehan, and Treasurer Ann Darcy. The good attendance at the annual general meeting augers well for the coming year. All the committee and selectors were also appointed.
2001 Minor Football League
On Sunday last in Fethard, our young guns gave an outstanding display in beating Ballina by 4points on a scoreline, Fethard 014, Ballina 17, and by a score difference of +10, they qualify for the county league final versus J K Brackens. Team: R. Maher, J. Conway, P. Hackett (capt), A. Burke, E. Burke 0-1, D. Cannon 0-1, Ian. Kenrick, J. Hanrahan, O. Doyle 0-2, J. Needham 0-1, Ml. Dillon 0-5, J. Noonan 0-2, N. Noonan 0-1, P. Cooney 0-1, Ml. Lawrence. Sub used: D. O’Meara.
The league final is fixed for Sunday March 4th, at 12 0 clock. Check Sports Page For Venue
Community Sports Lotto
On 19th February our Jackpot was £2000. No winner and 5 lucky dips at £20 each. Jim Smith, Strylea; Chrissie O’Meara, Grove Rd; Nellie Hall, St. Patrick's Place; Liam Connolly, St. Patrick's Place; John Aylward, Grove.
We extend our deepest sympathy to Sean Clarke and family on the death of his brother Jim Clarke.
We would like to remind our membership that fees are now due.
We record the death of Jim Clarke, Crampscastle, who died on Saturday 24th February. Interment took place in Calvary Cemetery.
COMMUNITY LOTTO RESULTS
The numbers drawn on Tuesday night, 20th February, were 5, 7, 14 and 27. We had no Jackpot winner or match '3' winners so 5 tickets were drawn for a £20 prize. The winners were: Mary Hall, Slievenamon Close; Tony McGarry, Woodvale Walk; Edwina Newport, Congress Terrace; Noel Barry, Tullamaine; and Jean Morrissey, St. Patrick's Place. Next weeks jackpot is £6,400 . . . go on and buy a ticket . .. . . only £1!!!
Our best wishes to Marie Slattery who left the Sacre Coeur Private Nursing Home, Fethard, on Tuesday 27th February, to further her career. She will greatly be missed by all those who have experienced her dedication to the elderly she cared for.
FETHARD ATLETIC CLUB
The Annual General Meeting of Fethard Athletic Club will take place on Monday night 5th March at 8pm in the Tirry Community Centre. All those interested are invited to attend this very important meeting, especially parents of juvenile club athletes who are encouraged to attend.
The clubs only representative in the road race was Fintan Rice who attached himself to the back of the lead group in what was a very pacy race. Lack of racing told in his legs after 2K and he finished a credible 9th Incidentally, the race was won by local athlete Bernard Feery.
Please take note that there will be no training on Wednesday 7th March at 7pm to facilitate the A.G.M. New members are more than welcome.
FETHARD BRIDGE RESULTS
The results for Wednesday 21st February are as follows:
1st Gross Anna Cooke and Carol Kenny
2nd Gross Brigid Gorey and Betty Walsh
1st Nett Philly Kenny and Tess O’Flynn
2nd Nett Rita Kane and Kay St John
Anyone looking for a partner contact Annie O’Brien 31862
A Meeting of Fethard & Killusty Community Games, which was provisionally arranged for Feb. 26th will now take place on Monday next, March 5th, in the GAA Dressing. Rooms at 8 pm sharp. It is expected to have copy of team draws at this meeting.
Teams entered were: u/l0 GAA Boys, u/15 Volleyball Girls, u/16 Volleyball, u/11 Rugby, u/12 Girls GAA and Boys u/11 Soccer. All are welcome to attend.
ART & MODEL MAKING.
The closing date for all Art & Model-Making Entries is also Monday next March 6th.
Entry Fee is 50 p. Age group for Boys & Girls in Art is u/8, 10, 12, 14 & 16.
Age group Model Making Boys & Girls u/lO & u/14.
All competitors must be under the age specified on July 31st
A clerical error in phone number for our Area Secretary, Caroline Hall, was made last week. The correct number for Caroline is 052 32168.
The death has occurred in England of Mrs Kathleen Heard, formerly Kathleen Fogarty, The Valley, and Garrinch, Fethard. The late Kathleen Heard was in her 89th year and was over 70 years resident in Britain. Interment took place at Brighton. A member of one of Fethard’s oldest families, she is survived by her four sisters and two brothers to whom sincere sympathy is extended.
The Annual General Meeting of Fethard Fianna Cumann will take place in Tirry
Community Centre on March 5th at 9 pm. Special appeal for all existing members
and also new members to attend this meeting. Now is the time to air your views.
Minister Noel Davern T.D. & local councillors will attend.
The unexpected death of Jim Clarke, Crampscastle, on Saturday last came as a great shock to his wide circle of friends, especially those in the GAA. Fethard GAA’s most loyal supporter whatever the match, juvenile or senior, league or championship, Jim was there. The appreciation of his support was shown by the large turn out of Fethard Players, ex-players, committee members and supporters at the removal of remains and funeral. A guard of honour of GAA members was provided, the coffin was draped in his beloved blue and white flag, an honour granted to very few non players.
Jim, a diligent worker, was of a shy and retiring disposition. He held, however, a great sense of humour and possessed a very keen wit which could be quite barbed when the occasion demanded. He took great pride in the career and victories of his nephew, champion cyclist Raymond Clarke, Clonmel, to whom, with his father Sean (Jim’s brother), sincere sympathy is extended. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Interment took place in Calvary Cemetery.
FOOT AND MOUTH
In conjunction with the wishes of the Minister of Agricultural and the views expressed by the INFA, the Tipperary Foxhounds and the Ballyluskey White Heather Harriers have decided to bring a premature end to their hunting seasons.
Local coursing enthusiasts will have to forgo their annual trip to the Waterloo Cup near Liverpool which has been called off. Cheltenham racing festival at the moment also looks extremely doubtful. These however, are only minor inconveniencies compared to the hardships that would follow if the dreadful scourge reached Ireland’s shore. Many will remember the outbreak of ‘foot and mouth’ in Tipperary in the forties. The movement of livestock locally and nationally was nothing at all near the widespread journeys by lorries and containers at the present time which would make it almost impossible to contain the outbreak to any one area.
Fr. Sean Ryan C.C. bade goodbye to the parishioners of Fethard and Killusty, which he leaves on February 28th, at last weekend masses. He sincerely thanked the people of Fethard and Killusty for the privilege of having ministered to them over the past six and half years. We would also like to thank Fr. Sean for his great work in the parish, especially amongst the youth, during that period. Fr Ryan was chaplain to the boys’ schools and an active member of the school’s parents’ committee. He was also actively associated with the Fethard branch of St. Vincent de Paul Society, the Fethard Dramatic Society, and will be especially remembered for his great skill in communications when presenting his weekly hour long programme each Sunday morning on Tipp FM Radio.
A full capacity appreciative audience attended the recital given by the 20 piece Irish Chamber Orchestra in the Abymill on Friday last. The hours of practice spent by the very talented young musicians to attain the standard and quality of their performance on the night is a credit to their commitment to develop their god given talents.