FETHARD & KILLUSTY COMMUNITY LOTTO
The numbers drawn on Tuesday 24th July were 1, 6, 13 and 26. We had no Jackpot winner and no 'Match 3' winner so five tickets were drawn and each receives £20.
The following are this weeks winners:
Willie Harrington, Billis, Cavan;
Tommy Butler, Coolanure, Fethard;
Eddie O'Brien, The Square, Fethard;
Mary Hennessy, Killenaule;
Martha Sheehan, Garrinch, Fethard.
Newt week's Jackpot is £3,400.
A Parish Function will be held in Fethard Ballroom on this Thursday night, 2nd August, at 9pm. All are welcome to attend, young and old.
FETHARD YOUTH CLUB
Fethard Youth Club will hold their Annual General Meeting on Friday 3rd August in the Fethard Arms. We would encourage the parents /guardians of our members to attend along with all other interested parties. The leaders look forward to meeting you all on the night.
Classes in self-defence will commence on the 11th and 18th August and continue on the 1st and 8th September. Members are asked to hand in their fees of £12 as soon as possible. Due to lack of leaders our club will not reopen until 8th September at 7.30pm in the Ballroom. We originally planned to open on 18th August.
ANNUAL EMIGRANTS NEWSLETTER
Articles are invited for publication in this year’s Annual Emigrant’s Newsletter. If you have memories to share or a story to tell, why not start putting pen to paper and have it ready for inclusion in this years issue. Articles should be submitted to Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road, before the end of September.
Anyone throwing litter around would be well advised to watch out for the new Litter Warden appointed by South Tipperary County Council. The warden is determined to clean up local towns and will issue on-the-spot fines to offenders.
FETHARD GAA CLUB
Under 21 ‘B’ Hurling
The under 21 ‘B’ hurling south final took place in Kilsheelan on Wednesday 25th July against a very lively Carrick Swans team with Fethard holding on for a well earned south title. Scoreline: Fethard 3-7 (3-5), Carrick Swans 1-9 (0-4). Team: Conor O’Donnell (1-0), Philly Croke, Ml. Ahearne, Tommy Gahan, Kevin O’Donnell, Ml. Carroll, Ml. Costello, Cian Maher (0-1), Glen Burke (0-1), Ml. Dillon, Alan Phelan (0-1), Eoin Doyle, Kenneth O’Donnell (1-1), Jason Nevin (1-0), Brian Coen (0-2). Subs: Alan O’Meara. Subs not used: Conor McCarthy, John Fitzgerald, Pat Ahearne, Diarmuid Burke, John Noonan, William Harrington, Val O’Dwyer. Our next game is against the North Tipp champions. This is only our second time winning a south title in this grade. The last victory was in 1997.
Junior ‘B’ hurling
In junior ‘B’ hurling on Thursday 26th we had a great victory in Cloneen over Mullinahone in a very sporting game with some great passages of fine hurling from both teams. The final scoreline was Fethard 1-13 (0-7), Mullinahone 0-10 (0-7). This means our unbeaten run is still intact. Our next game is versus Carrick Swans in Clonmel on Sunday 5th August at 6.15pm. The team that played Mullinahone was: C. McCarthy, Shay Ryan, Tommy Gahan, Liam Ryan, Liam Treacy, Kevin O’Donnell, John Hurley, Colin Allen (0-4), Karl Gahan, Glen Burke (0-1), Ciarán Treacy (1-4), Alan O’Meara (0-1), Johnny Neville, John Fitzgerald (0-1), Jason Nevin. Subs: Philly Croke, Alan Phelan, Noel Barry and Brendan Doyle.
In senior football our next game is next week in the south league final against Clonmel Commercials.
In intermediate football our opponents in the quarterfinal are Clonmel Commercials, which is due to be played next week.
Junior football B
Junior football B game versus Davins report next week
We had no winner of our £4,200 lotto jackpot. We had eight ‘match three’ who receive £15 each: Dick Burke, Bernie Byrne, Liam O’Dwyer, c/o Erin Foods, Rita Doyle, John Slattery, Joan O’Donoghue, Moyglass, Cora Breen, Lisronagh. Numbers drawn 7, 11, 18 and 21.
Fethard & Killusty Community Games committee wish to thank most sincerely all those who assisted and contributed to their Church Gate Collection last weekend. A sponsored walk by all competitors will take place on Friday 3rd August at 7.30pm commencing from the ballroom car park.
A meeting for all parents and competitors travelling to Mosney will take place on Monday next, 6th August, in the Tirry Centre at 9pm. All sponsorship cards and money must be returned at this meeting.
A collection for Concern will be taken up this weekend. Volunteers are required for weekend masses. Names of those prepared to help to Joe Keane. Tel: 052 31719.
The death of English trainer Terry Casey recently in England reminds us of the unique record of Fethard bred Grand National winners. Terry Casey was trainer of ‘Rough Quest’, bred by the late Michael Healy, The Green, and winner of the 1994 Grand National. Mr Casey had been in constant communication with the Healy family during the intervening years.
‘West Tipp’ winner of the 1986 Grand National has died aged 24. Bred by Mr. Joe Hayes, Rathcoole, the record of ‘West Tipp’ in the blue ribbon of steeplechase is truly a remarkable one. ‘West Tipp’ went on to finish fourth in the next two runnings of the race and finished second to ‘Little Polvier’ the following year when quite a veteran. In his first attempt in 1985, he fell at Beecher’s Brook second time round when in the lead. He finished 10th in 1990 before finally being retired. His exploits were not limited to Aintree. Jockey Richard Dunwoody, rider of the most winners over jumps, said in paying tribute to ‘West Tipp’, “I owe him an awful lot. No other horse contributed to my career like he did.”
The wedding took place at Killusty Church on Saturday 28th July of Ms Breda Morrissey, St. Patrick’s Place, to Mr Pat Loughnan, Ballymacarbry.
INTERNATIONAL HORSE TRIALS
Congratulations to local rider Frazer Duffy on his success in the Blarney International Horse Trials held last weekend. Based at Grove since September last, the Fethard rider finished with a score of 49.4 points to claim first prize on ‘Oaken Grove Rainbow’ after three days of top class competition.
The death has occurred on 29th June in Islington, North London, of Mr Patrick McCarthy, formerly of Kerry Street, Fethard. Interment took place in London.
The death has occurred of Mr Harry ‘Har’ Smyth, Mogorban. The late Mr Smyth, who was in his 94th year, was one of the oldest residents of Fethard district. A well known member of the farming community, he was held in highest regard by a wide circle of friends. Interment took place at Mogorban cemetery.
The death has occurred of baby Marie Therese Sheehy, Garrinch, Fethard. Sincere sympathy to parents Noreen and Brian and their families. Interment took place at Calvary Cemetery following a Mass of the Angels on Sunday 29th July.
NEW CAREER FOR PATSY
A party was held in the Bridge Bar to mark the retirement of Mr Patsy Lawrence from the staff of Mr Burke’s premises. A very popular and efficient barman for 20 years, Patsy is actively associated with Fethard Sports Centre where he promotes the annual juvenile tennis tournaments. He has left the public house trade and has set up his own hackney service. We wish him the very best of luck in his new venture. He may be contacted day or night on tel: 052 32250 or 086 8217472.