Saturday 21st February 2004
FETHARD LADIES FOOTBALL
Against stiff opposition (Moyne-Templetuohy) in this championship match, the many spectators who attended were treated to a very exciting game. Due to a great contribution from everyone on the team the final scoreline was Fethard 2-8 and Moyne Templetuohy 1-2
The team was: Jenny Fogarty, Kate Hanrahan, Ailish O’Connell, Sandra Maher, Valerie Colville, Marie Holohan, Rebecca Morris, Jacqui Stokes, Barbara Ryan, Ailish Sheehan (0-2) Vanessa O’Donnell (1-2), Meela Noonan, Edel Fitzgerald, Sharon O’Meara and Jennifer Keane (1-4). Subs were: Cathy Watters, Tracey Walsh, Sarah-Mai Ahearne, Helen Frewen, Lisa Ryan, Clodagh Blake, Lisa McCormack, Lisha O’Connell, Stephanie Fitzgerald, Gillian O Connell and Mary Gorey.
The Ladies Football team would also like to say a great big ‘Thank You’ to Bob Grant, Grants Pub, Main Street, Fethard, who has very generously offered to sponsor a set of jerseys for the ladies.
OPEN TABLE QUIZ
Sli na Slainte
'Sli na Slainte' is the Irish phrase for 'Path to Health' and it is a unique exercise concept devised and launched in 1996 by Paddy Murphy, Chief Executive of the Irish Heart Foundation. The aim of the project is to make exercise more attractive and more fun by putting distinctive signs along walking routes around the country to mark one kilometre walked.
Since its launch over five years ago, the 'Sli na Slainte' concept has captured the imagination of local authorities and members of the public not just in Ireland, but in many parts of Europe as well.
'Sli na Slainte' signs are marked with a bright yellow sun and a human figure in yellow, blue and red, to signify the energy and vitality of life! The routes are all over the country, in housing estates, along canal and riverbank walks, public footpaths, alongside the sea and in woodland areas. Each sign is placed at a convenient one kilometre distance from the next and you can start and finish your walk anywhere you like. There are individual signs marking the beginning, end, direction and distances along each 'Sli na Slainte' route, but after that you, the walker, are in control.
FETHARD GAA CLUB
In the under-21 A football game on Saturday last, we played a very useful challenge in Fethard against Gortnahoe in preparation for our championship game on this Sunday 29th February, which will be played in Fethard at 12.00pm against Clonmel Commercials.
Draws for the year in the South Championships are:
(A) Senior Football v Carrick Swans,
(B) Intermediate Hurling 1st Round v Carrick Davins,
(C) Under 21A Football v Commercials with 2nd chance if loser,
(D) Under 21B Hurling v St Marys with 2nd chance if loser. Commencing 14/3/04.
(E) Junior A Football A Group 4 games v Ardfinnan, Ballingarry, St Patricks and Cahir.
(F) Minor B Football v St Patricks/Grangemockler, Ballyporeen, Cahir,
(G) Minor Hurling B v Cahir, Ballybacon Grange, Carrick Davins.
The Club has entered teams in seven adult competitions.
The GAA Lotto Jackpot of €3,100 was not won. We had no match three winners so five tickets were drawn and the following won €30 each: Louis Coen (Killusty), Willie Mahoney (Ard Fatima Clonmel), Josie Fitzgerald (Kiltinan), J P McGrath (Sparagoulea), and Stephanie Johnson (c/o Saloon, The Green). Our €50 Lucky Dip winner was Sheila O’Donnell (Kilconnell),
The date set for our Club Function is Saturday 17th April, after Easter, to present medals won in 2003 and to honour the 1978 County Senior Football Champions.
BALLYLUSKY WHITE HEATHER HARRIERS
FETHARD & KILLUSTY COMMUNITY LOTTO
Mary Myler, 66 St. Patricks Place, Fethard.
Lucky dip winners of €50 each were:
Majella Costello, 3 Heywood Heights, Clonmel
Mary Newport, Congress Terrace, Fethard
M. Buckley, c/o Group Homes, Fethard.
Next weeks Jackpot €4,950. Jackpot sellers prize €345.
JOHNNY DUHAN FOR ABYMILL
From his musical beginnings in the 1960s fronting the legendary band Granny’s Intentions, Johnny Duhan has earned a justly impressive reputation over the years with a series of highly regarded albums, “Just Another Town”, “Don Quixote” and “Flame”, culminating in the highly anticipated album “Tree”.
Johnny is highly respected for the depth and maturity of his music, and his distinctive and eloquently crafted songs have been recorded by a long list of musical household names including Mary Black, Mary Coughlan, Dolores Keane and Christy Moore, and a number of his songs, including “The Voyage”, have become standards of the genre.
“Johnny Duhan is one of my favourite songwriters" (Ronnie Drew).
MAIREAD SAYS THANKS
The Gardai were called out and a number of statements taken. Then to add insult to injury, when the hue and cry had died down the cheeky robbers returned and robbed seven more cars in a similar manner.
We would like to assure all concerned that the matter is now in the capable hands of Councillor John Fahey and the entrance will be erected in the not too distant future.
FETHARD RUGBY CLUB
The under/10s had to give best to a fine Clonmel side, but the Fethard lads put up a great show with Joseph O’Brien, William Croke, Luke Keating and David Bergin to the fore.
We also played under/9s, which ended in a great 3 all draw. This was a fast moving game that saw the ball move from end to end at great pace. Greg Henry, James Holohan, Gavin Delany and Eoin Walsh had fine games.
The under/12 game ended in a 2 all draw and there was great excitement for the fine attendance. Fethard took them on up front with Colm Shanahan, Mark Ronan and Kevin Hayes setting up some fine ruck ball which Conor Kavanagh distributed well, allowing Jack O’Connell to score twice for Fethard. David Walsh, Andrew Kelly and Aidan Purcell were also to the fore.
Our under/13s pulled off another remarkable victory against Nenagh which sees them through in their section of the league. Behind by 25 points to 21 with time nearly up, Eoin O’Connell, the Coolmoyne hare, gathered in his own 22 and ran the length of the field for a try which saw Fethard win by 26-25. This was a great performance which sees us through to play Kilkenny in a few weeks time. Joe Kelly played a great game setting up two tries. Sam Manton made a great try saving tackle while J.P. McGrath, Dave Gorey, Colm Blackmore and Stevie Healan all had great games. In the backs the O’Donovan, Sheehan tackling worked very well while the speedy Alan O’Connor was always posing a threat to the opposition line.
Next weekend training is on Saturday. On Sunday we hold a blitz for under/8, 10 and 11s with Dungarvan, Carrick-on-Suir and Clanwilliam due to attend. Our under/13 game is to be arranged.
The club would like to thank all who supported our Race Night, a great night was had by all and our thanks to everyone who helped in anyway.
KILLUSTY PONY SHOW
FETHARD BRIDGE CLUB
1st Gross: Anna Cooke and Bernie O’Meara
2nd Gross: Teresa Cummins and Alice Quinn
1st Nett: Carmel Condon and Brendan Kenny
2nd Nett: Philly Kenny and Margaret Mary McCormack
Anyone looking for a partner please contact Annie O’Brien at Tel: 052 31862.