Saturday 22nd May 2004
THE WELL GOLF SOCIETY
FETHARD BRIDGE CLUB
President: Kay St. John;
Vice President: Marie Delaney;
Secretary/PRO: Gemma Burke;
Treasurer: Frances Burke;
Asst. Treasurer: Anna Cooke;
Tournament Directors: Frances Burke, Betty Walsh, Alice Quinn, Gemma Burke;
Committee: Berney Myles, Teresa Cummins, Breda Walsh and Mike Burke;
Partner Facilitator: Annie O’Brien.
The results of the game following the AGM were:
1st Gross: Alice Quinn and Teresa Cummins
2nd Gross: Berney Myles and Margaret Hackett
1st Nett: Annie O’Brien and Marie Delaney
2nd Nett: Mary Quirke and Fr. John Meagher
Bridge will resume on Wednesday 8th September. Summer Bridge continues in Hotel Minella, Clonmel and Ballingarry on Wednesday nights commencing 2nd June and in Ballinure on Thursday nights commencing 3rd June. All are welcome.
Boys under/8 60m: Jack Gleeson, Coolmore; David Heffernan, Ballyvaden.
Under/8 80m: Eoghain Hurley, Strylea; Kevin Hickey, Coolmoyne.
Under /10 100m: Brian Healy, The Green; Garry Bradshaw, The Green.
Under /10 200m: Philip Maher, Ballybough; Vincent Lawrence, Derryluskin.
Under /12 100m: Owen Healy, The Green.
Under /14 100m: John Lalor, Rathcanty.
Under /8 60m: Molly Proudfoot, Strylea; Hannah Tobin, St. Patrick’s Place.
Under /8 80m: Kate Quigley, Redcity: Kayleigh Higgins, Strylea.
Under /10 100m: Aine Phelan, Kilknockin; Jennifer Rice, Everardsgrange.
Under /12 600m: Radkia Janacikava, Knockelly.
Under /14 800m: Bernadette Costello, Woodvale Walk; Laura Rice, Everardsgrange.
Under /16 100m: Kate O’Brien, Redcity.
Under /15 mixed Relay Team.
Driving during the past week on what chould be classed as 2nd if not 3rd class roads, at what one would consider a 40-45 mph reasonable speed, we were overtaken by a driver doing in excess of 70mph. No doubt these drivers, by the grace of God, got to complete their journey and return journey safely. One thing is sure however, as long as drivers continue to drive at that speed on such type of roads, the authorities can impose all the penalty points they wish, put Gardai on every cross-road in Ireland, but unless by some manner or means they can get inside these peoples heads and knock some common sense into them, it is all to no avail.
FETHARD - LAMBOURNE WEDDING
A large number of friends of the bride and groom from the equestrian world in Ireland and England in which Nicky and Anna are widely known, attended the wedding and the reception afterwards in Knocklofty House Hotel.
The Tom O’Shea Cup for the heaviest trout was also won by Mattie Fleming. The prevailing North East wind and bright sunshine provided far from ideal fishing conditions. The catch of 28 trout by 10 rods nevertheless was quite good.
Guest speakers John Lonergan, Governor of Mountjoy Prison; Garda Des Bell, Junior Liaison Officer; and Johnny Casey, South Eastern Health Board; were greeted by senior prefects Paul Kenny and Miriam Carroll on a beautiful May evening. All present were welcomed by the Principal Ernan Britton, in his opening address.
The evening was organised by the Substance Misuse Committee of the school, made up of teachers, parents and senior students that had spent many months formulating the school’s Substance Misuse Policy.
At the conclusion of the evening there was an open forum where questions were answered by the panel. The opening address given by Johnny Casey, who chaired the proceedings, gave an interesting and informative idea of the problem of substance misuse in South Tipperary and the help available.
The Garda Junior Liaison Officer spoke of the importance of knowing where children and young people are, what they are doing and in whose company they are. John Lonergan spoke on the subject of parenting and building of a good relationship with young people based on trust and mutual respect.
It was a very successful evening and gratitude is expressed to all involved: the Principal and staff, caretaker Con Sullivan, Ms Maher and Mrs O’Donnell for the display of posters and projects, the secretary Gwen Cronin, the ladies of the Parents Association who helped with teas for the guests, Seamus Whyte and the Abymill Theatre for sound equipment, the Substance Misuse Committee and most importantly, the guests who made it such an invaluable experience.
OFF THE WALL 2004
FETHARD KILLUSTY / LONDON REUNION
PROGRESSIVE 25 RESULTS
UP AND AWAY
Within minutes, the adjacent Killenaule-Fethard road was lined with cars of interested passing-by motorists. The balloon was on a routine flight from an outing of the Irish Balloon Club at Knocklofty. The size of the balloon may be gauged from the fact that the attached pannier basket underneath carried no less than fourteen passengers.
They had cruised over most of South Tipperary at a height of 600 feet and imagine Mr and Mrs Trehy’s surprise to find their daughter Christine and her husband Gearóid Hourihane amongst the passengers. One might say, they literally dropped in!
Mr and Mrs Trehy cordially invited the unexpected guests in for tea. The balloonists produced a large bottle of Champagne and an enjoyable time was had by all while the balloon was being deflated and packed in its special trailer.
While the Lords of Ormonde of the Kilkenny branch of the Butler family who owned Kilkenny, Kilcash, Kiltinan and Cahir Castles may be better known, the Dunboyne branch had also very close local connections.
The Dunboyne family were strong Roman Catholics until 1786 when the 22nd Lord Dunboyne resigned as Bishop of Cork to marry his cousin in the hope of having an heir. He was the subject of a most interesting book by the late Col. Watson, “In Search of an Heir”.
He was born at Grangebeg and died at Wilford near Ballingarry and is buried in Fethard Augustinian Abbey Grounds, according to local history having returned to the Catholic Church before his death.
The peerage passed to a Protestant branch of the family from which Patrick Dunboyne was a descendant. He served with distinction in the Irish Guards during World War II and was reported missing, believed dead.
He studied Law and was called to the Bar in 1949. He retired from his law practice in 1986 and devoted himself to the genealogy of the Butler family, the passion of his life. He was active in the Butler Society from its foundation in 1968.
He was an outstanding tennis player, oarsman, and a top grade chess player. He started the Bar Lawn Tennis Society and was president of the Forty Five Lawn Tennis Club. In 1950 he married Ann Marie Mallet, daughter of the British Ambassador in Rome. They had three daughters and a son, John Fitzwalter Butler, born in 1851, who succeeds to the title.
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