FETHARD YOUTH CLUB
Fethard Youth Club takes place on Saturday night from 7.30pm to 9pm in the ballroom. New members are welcome to attend. There will be no club on Saturday 27th October.
FETHARD ATHLETIC CLUB
On Sunday last, 14th October, the Fethard club hosted the AAI Cross-Country Novice Championships at Everardsgrange. Clubs from all over the county participated in this important event in the athletic calendar.
Our under-10 boys won the cross-country team event. The team was captained by Darragh Dwyer who won individual silver followed by Neil Gleeson in 4th place, John Lalor in 5th and Ben Walsh in 8th position.
One of the most impressive individual winners of the day was Shane Gorey who won the boys under-12 title in fine style, despite being one year under age. The girls were not found wanting either as they won team silver in the under-12 category. They were led home by Mary Gleeson, making a great debut in Fethard colours, who clinched the bronze medal in a great battle with her team-mate Elaine Kennedy who finished 4th. Next home was Aoife O’Gorman (16th) followed by Rachel Blackmore (20th), both winning their first county cross-country medal.
The club wishes to express its deep gratitude to all who helped ensure that this event ran smoothly on the day.
The schools cross-country event took place in Thurles on Wednesday 10th October and club athletes competed for five different local schools. Individual winners were Tom Lalor (Fethard), Michelle Ryall (Moyglass), Elaine Kennedy (Moyglass), Mary Gleeson (Drangan), and Shane Gorey (Drangan). Other medal winners were Darragh Dwyer (Fethard), Hannah Trehy (Moyglass), Conor Prendergast (Moyglass) and Neil Gleeson (Drangan). Fethard boys won the 3rd and 4th class large schools competition. Team was: John Lalor, Ben Walsh, Owen Healy and Damien Morrissey. Team medal winners with Moyglass were: Michelle Ryall, Hannah Trehy, Elaine Kennedy, Becky Ryan, Ciara O’Connor, Lolo Trehy, Wayne Laslett, Fiona Walsh and Aisling O’Connor.
Training continues on Monday and Wednesday nights at 6.30pm in the GAA field.
ST. RITA’S CAMOGIE CLUB
We beat St. Cronans, Roscrea, in the Intermediate Championship at The Ragg on Sunday 14th October. The team put in a fine performance to win easily on a scoreline of 5-9 to 2-4. Our free taker, Audrey Conway, converted all of the frees in the forward line and she was aided upfront in particular by full-forward Edel Fitzgerald who emulated her goal-scoring success of last week by scoring another 2 goals. The team was: Laoise O'Connell, Vanessa O'Donnell, Sharon O'Meara, Fiona Conway, Sandra Maher, Imelda Spillane, Joan O'Donnell, Kay Spillane, Niamh Sheehan, Mia Treacy (1-1), Caroline Quinlan (1-1), Marie Holohan, Ailish Sheehan, Edel Fitzgerald (2-1), Audrey Conway (1-6). Subs used: Norah O'Meara, Marie Mulcahy, Louise Wade and Jennifer Keane.
Training this week is scheduled for 6.30pm on Tuesday night and 8pm on Friday. We are hoping to organise a challenge next Sunday in preparation for our penultimate championship match on Sunday 28th October against Templemore.
FETHARD BRIDGE CLUB
Our competition night on Wednesday 10th October was sponsored by Fitzgerald Wines
and the results were as follows:
1st Gross: Nell Broderick and Moira McInerney
2nd Gross: Tony Hanrahan and David O’Meara
1st Nett: Anna Cooke and Rose Lonergan
2nd Nett: Margaret McCormack and Suzanne Opray
Bridge continues on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm in the Tirry Centre. Anyone looking for a partner should contact Annie O’Brien at 052 31862.
We had the following enquiry from Alan Marshell via the Fethard website.
“Could you please let me know if you know the names of Michael Doheny's siblings - I understand he had at least 2 sisters and possibly 3 brothers as well. I am trying to establish if my Doheny ancestors came from Fethard, as Griffith's Valuation has listed one of them as living in Mullinahone, namely Margaret, who was the widow of Alexander Doheny.”
Alan’s email address is: Alan.Marshall@bl.uk
The second enquiry was from a Michael Doheny who states:
“I am trying to trace my roots and
discovered your article on Michael Doheny on the Fethard website. I need some help an am curious to know if you have any insight as to people to contact in regard to birth records. My grandfather, Edward Michael Doheny, came to the United States in the late 1800's and
became the Fire Chief in Brookline,MA. I would appreciate any help you could send me. It is strange to see ones name on a memorial plaque. Thank you.
Michael’s email address is: email@example.com
FETHARD GAA CLUB
In defeating Kilsheelan in intermediate hurling on Sunday last, on a scoreline Fethard 1-12 (0-6), Kilsheelan 1-7 (1-3), we advanced to the south final in what should be a great game against Ballybacon / Grange who are going for four south titles in a row. Our team was: Conor O’Donnell, Michael Carroll, Michael Ryan, Wm Delaney, Michael Ahearne, Stephen O’Donnell, Wm Morrissey, Aiden Fitzgerald (0-2), Cian Maher, John P Looby (0-1), Michael Spillane (1-5), Kenneth O’Donnell (0-2), Brian Coen (0-1), Garreth Byrne, David Flanagan. Subs: Damien Byrne (0-1) for D Flanagan (4 minutes injured). The club would like to wish a speedy recovery to all those players injured.
In Junior (B) hurling on last Sunday we lost the south final to old rivals Ballybacon / Grange on a scoreline Fethard 2-5 (1-4), Ballybacon 0-13 (0-8). Team: Conor McCarthy, Philly Croke, Tommy Gahan, Paul Hackett, Liam Treacy (0-2), Kevin O’Donnell, Liam Ryan, Colin Allen (2-0), Shay Ryan (0-1), Glen Burke, John Hurley (0-1), Alan O’Meara (0-1), Brendan Doyle, John Fitzgerald, Johnny Neville (Capt).
Subs used: Jason Nevin, Alan Phelan, Philly Blake and Philly Prout. We would like to thank all juniors players and selectors for the enjoyment given to the general public during the year (7 matches)
Our lotto jackpot of £400, in the first week from the previous win, was won again by John Morrissey, Tullamaine. Congratulations John! The numbers drawn were 3, 4, 12 and 15.
Matches coming up to watch out for are: senior football county semifinal against Ardfinnan; the south intermediate hurling final against Ballybacon; the under 21(b) county semifinal replay against Templederry; the under 21 (a) football county final replay, the intermediate south football semifinal against Ballyporeen, and the county senior football league final. Check sports page for all fixtures.
Ireland's Culchie Festival will be held in Fethard on the October Bank Holiday weekend from 25th - 28th October 2001. This week our local pubs will select their candidates for the event. Anyone who has accommodation available please contact Catriona Stapleton, Coolmoyne. Tel: 052 31289.
600 MILE CYCLE FOR SR BETTY
On Saturday, 24th March 2002, Sr. Betty Cagney, St. Bernard's Group Homes, Fethard, along with 80 other cyclists will partake in a 600 mile sponsored cycle in France, from Dinard to Lourdes, to raise funds for the Irish Handicapped Children’s Pilgrimage Trust (IHCPT).
Since the early 198Os many children have benefited from this Trust, with approximately five to ten local children travelling to Lourdes each year for a week’s pilgrimage. The cyclists will cycle six hundred miles over a period of seven days. Each cyclist has to raise a minimum of £2,000. Cyclists pay their own fare and expenses so all monies raised goes directly to IHCPT to support the local pilgrimage. Sr. Betty is actively training and also fundraising at present. She is currently selling raffle tickets at £20 each, first prize a Peugeot 106 car. The IHCPT is a registered charity and therefore any company making a donation is entitled to tax relief. Sr. Betty would be grateful for any financial support small or large.
JOHN HOLOHAN RIP
We record the death of retired Cllr John Holohan, Ballinard, Fethard, who died on the 10th October. Requiem Mass was celebrated in the Church of Our Lady of the Nativity Church, Cloneen, on Saturday and interment took place in the adjoining cemetery.
John served the people from the Fethard electoral area for many years as an elected member of Tipperary S.R. County Council. He will be especially remembered in Fethard for his influence in saving the North Gate from demolition on safety grounds by the provision of a pedestrian archway which allowed children to walk safely to school. Our sympathy to his family and friends.
EMIGRANTS NEWSLETTER DEADLINE
Club reports, articles and photographs for inclusion in this year’s Emigrant’s Newsletter should be submitted before 27th October. Please have articles typed if possible and hand them in to Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road, Fethard. A church gate collection in aid of the Emigrant’s Newsletter will be held w/e 27th and 28th October. If you would like your donation acknowledged (£5 and over) in this years issue please put your donation and your name in an envelope and hand it in at the church gate collection or deliver to Carmel Rice, Brookhill, Fethard. Please give change of addresses or new emigrant addresses for our mailing list to Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road.. Articles can also be sent by email to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
FETHARD & KILLUSTY COMMUNITY LOTTO
The numbers drawn on Tuesday 9th October were 2, 7, 22 and 26. We had no Jackpot winner and three ‘Match 3’ winners, each receiving £35: Michael Moclair, Ballinlough, Lisronagh, Mary Browne, Drangan, and Gerry Ahearne, c/o Coolmore Stud, Fethard. Next weeks jackpot is £4,500.