Saturday 2nd October 2004
€700,000 Capital Grant for Fethard
The Community Council applied for funding last January, under the Equal Opportunities Childcare Programme 2000-2006, as part of their Convent Hall and Riverside Development Project. The committee are currently undertaking a feasibility study on the project, funded by Tipperary Leader Group and facilitated by Paul Keating and Catherine Corcoran from Tipperary Institute. It is hoped that the finished Intergenerational project will accommodate our senior citizens and our young children in a safe, healthy, stimulating environment that encourages a fuller life roll for both age groups and establish a respect for life that will positively influence the way future generations live in our community. The development will include residential living accommodation for our elderly, playground, a community swimming area, car park, riverside walkway and footbridge.
Other participant bodies committed to helping with the project are, South Eastern Health Board, South Tipperary County Council, County Childcare Committee, and the Presentation Sisters.
Coolmoyne, who were Tipperary 1933 county champions, also had two other players on the Tipperary team, Nell O’Flynn and ‘Babs’ Croke. Elsie O’Dwyer, we are glad to report, is still going strong and was honoured as Tipperary’s first senior county camogie captain in Croke Park on All-Ireland camogie final day.
Fethard GAA Club News
Again we must hand it to that man Declan Browne who scored all 1-9 of Moyle Rovers total. Team: Paul Fitzgerald, Willie Morrissey, Michael Quinlan, Damien Byrne, John P Looby, Michael Aherne, Cian Maher, P J Aherne, Aiden Fitzgerald 0-2, Michael Dillon, Eoin Doyle, Brian Coen 0-1, Karl Maher 0-2f, Glen Burke 0-2, Kenneth O’Donnell 0-1. Subs used were: Miceál Spillane, Stephen O’Donnell 0-1, Conor McCarthy 0-1, and Tom Anglim. We would like to thank the players and management team for their commitment during the year and in also bringing the 2004 county league to the club.
New Golf Society Formed
For more information contact any of the following: Martin Burke (President), Vincent Woodlock (Captain), John Lonergan (Secretary), John Ward (Treasurer) or Brendan Kenny (PRO).
Fethard Bridge Club Results
1st Gross: Teresa Cummins and Alice Quinn
2nd Gross: Betty Walsh and Brigid Gorey
1st Nett: Pattie and Mary Tobin
2nd Nett: Suzanne Opray and Ellen Rochford
We played for the free sub nett on Wednesday 6th October - results next week. Playing for the free sub Gross has been deferred to Wednesday, 13th October.
Anyone looking for a partner can contact Annie O’Brien, The Square, Fethard. Tel: 052 31862.
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto Jackpot €9,700
L. T. A. Sheehan, Killusty
Michael Allen Jnr. St. Patricks Place, Fethard
Ian Cooke, Scotch Road
The three €50 Lucky Dip winners were:
Mrs B. Hayes, Main Street, Fethard
Gabriel Horan, Tinakelly, Fethard
Wm. Needham, Friarsgrange, Fethard
Next weeks Jackpot is €9,700 and the Jackpot sellers prize is €860.
Community Council AGM
The Annual General Meeting of Fethard & Killusty Community Council will take place on Tuesday 19th October at 8.30pm in the Tirry Community Centre.
Fethard Community Games Stars on TV
Killusty Open Sheep Dog Trials
The results on the day were as follows:
1st: Denis Birchill, Wicklow;
2nd: Pat Byrne, Kildare;
3rd: John Brennan, Tipperary;
4th: Donie Anderson, Dublin;
5th: Jim McConnell, Waterford;
6th: Dan Morrissey, Tipperary.
The Organiser of the event, Dan Morrissey, would like to sincerely thank all those who worked at the venue or helped in any way to make the launch of this annual competition such a success.
Fethard Athletic Club
Moyglass kept up their dominance of the medium category by winning two of the four team events and three individual gold medals. The individual winners were Radka Janacikova in the girls’ 3rd and 4th class race; Aisling O’Connor in the girls 5th and 6th class race; Gregory Henry in the boys’ 5th and 6th class race. It is hoped that these athletes will also perform well in the county uneven-age championships, which take place next Sunday 10th October in Ballynonty. Details of travel arrangements will be available at our training sessions on Monday and Wednesday at 6.30pm in the Community Sports Field.
Tidy Towns AGM
South Tipperary Hospice
Fethard ICA Guild
We would like to send best wishes to Tony Newport on his retirement as correspondent of the Fethard News to the Nationalist for the past 45 years. Tony has been a great help to the guild on many occasions and we hope both he and his wife Mary have many years of health and happiness ahead.
The Autumn Federation meeting takes place in the Community Hall Cahir on 7th October, hosted by the Ballingarry Guild.
The late Tony Woodlock
As a mark of respect, a minute’s silence was observed prior to the start of the Moyle Rovers v Fethard county semifinal championship game in Clonmel on Sunday last.
Sincere sympathy is extended to his sisters and brothers, and extended family. Interment took place in Clerihan cemetery.
Is Liam right?
During the extended weekend, they visited several venues where a ‘no thirst’ policy prevailed. When they assembled in Barry’s Hotel, they looked more like ‘Slattery’s Mounted Foot’ than a football team and indeed a few required ‘steadies’ before going to Croke Park.
They defeated all logic and beat Leinster by 4-9 to 1-4, Munster’s biggest ever winning margin in a Railway Cup tie. Micheál goes on to say, “Where does this leave modern training technology?”
Liam Connolly, as well as his three senior hurling All-Ireland successes, also played for 13 years on the Tipperary senior football team and is fully convinced that modern training is wrong. He agrees with Micheál. Indeed, Liam has long advanced the theory that the best method of training for fit young men is to prepare the mind rather than the body for competition. After all, the first muscle any player of any code engages should be his brain.
Liam Connolly who is the best reader of a game, on or off the field that we have ever spoken to. In his playing days with Fethard Liam was, in the words of Dick Allen, “As good as six”. Liam literally left the imprint of his studs on every square foot of every pitch he played on with Fethard, and deserves to be listened to. Liam, who shuns publicity, will not thank us for this, but perhaps he is right
Killusty Soccer Club
The Well Golf Society
A turnout of 27 golfers went to post and these are the results:
Nearest the pin: Darragh Corbett, Tom Halpin, Tom McCormack.
Ladies: 1st Mary Stakelum, 2nd Bernie Phelan.
Gents: 1st Ray Morrissey, 2nd Aidan Grant, 3rd Darragh Corbett, 4th Davy Woodlock, 5th Willie Morrissey.
Our ‘Golfer our the Year’ was also decided and as predicted it went down to the wire, but finishing with a great winning score on the day was Ray Morrissey who was the outright winner. Well done Ray, you played a blinder all season.
Unfortunately the weekend ended on a sad note when news reached us on Sunday morning of the death of Tony Woodlock. Tony was a brother of our club captain
Pat, and members Davy and Vincent. We extend our deepest sympathies to all the Woodlock family. May he Rest in peace.
Make up your mind time for Fethard Local Area Plan
Local reaction to date would be generally happy with the positive approach of the plan and its general aim to improve the living environment of all the people, young and old, of the town.
National Importance Not Recognised
Unique Aspect must be protected
This must not and should not be allowed to happen. By a freak of history, Fethard has inherited a truly unique feature of national and international importance the Town Walls still facing out across beautiful countryside, just as it has done for over seven hundred years. It would defy all logic if Fethard’s ‘golden egg’ was destroyed by a wrong decision of our time.
Future generations of Fethard people, Tipperary people and Irish people deserve the right to be able to stand on the town wall battlements at Holy Trinity Church and look out across this unspoilt countryside, with Slievenamon looking down on it all, just as countless people have done before us .
You can still speak out
Trip to Aherlow
A local Guide will meet us on route and we will travel through the Glen to such places as St. Pecauns Well, to St. Berriherts Kyle and on to Glencush Boreen, where we may go on a little walk so bring along light outdoor gear. The evening will be finished off in the Aherlow House Hotel where people can restore their sugar levels with the sustenance of their choice. Please phone any of these contacts: Mary Hanrahan 052 32141, Terry Cunningham 052 23402 or Catherine O’Flynn 052 31826 to ensure a seat on the Glen of Aherlow bus.