Saturday 14th May 2005
Presentation Sisters train for Marathon
Patrician Presentation Secondary School
This is the first flush of success for this young team and great credit is due to them and to their coach and P.E. teacher, Bernie O’Connor. The team’s new jerseys and shorts were sponsored by Coolmore Stud and they looked pretty ‘classy’ on a ‘classic’ day.
Guards on Duty
A guard’s first duty is probably the prevention of crime and with the old brigade a word of warning to some or a clip in the ear for anti-social behaviour was usually sufficient. But times have changed and unfortunately the ‘old brigade’ methods are no longer acceptable in our society.
Just in Passing
Question for sports fans: With what Tipperary club did Ruby Walsh win an under-16 divisional championship medal?
Law 2005 Style
His worship, on being informed that the man was 12 years drawing the dole, remarked, “Most extraordinarily I note he has paid €900 compensation to the injured party, and it is more extraordinary still that while non-nationals are streaming in from all over Europe and finding work here, this man has been unemployed for 12 years.”
He also noted that a solicitor representing a defendant on free legal aid had recently applied for a change of date for the hearing as his client had booked a foreign holiday for the original date set for the hearing.
Some, no doubt, certainly know how to milk the system!
Hearing on the double
Katie, riding her own six-year-old mare ‘Pagentry’, took the red rosette from an entry that included some very well known international riders. A leaving certificate student, Katie, in her first season out of underage competition, is the youngest ever winner of the event.
Goodbye to Lego Land
Interviewed on RTE recently, a very articulate and also very young boy said he prefers PlayStation games to Lego as he likes to “Kill People”. This train of thought is most disturbing.
Dr Marie Murray, doctor of Psychology, stated that parents should be extremely careful of the amount of violence children are exposed to in these games, through all stages of their development.
Fethard GAA News
Lost Litter or Letter
A letter in reply from Johnny stating that this could not be possible as he now seldom drives farther than Clonmel, brought a reply stating, that if the fine was not paid within a week further proceedings would be taken.
Johnny was by now getting a little worried and he approached the Citizens Advisory Centre in Clonmel who got the matter sorted. What makes the matter more serious or interesting is the fact that the offending bag had been put out for regular collection.
While Johnny was both annoyed and amused by the incident, at least he was well capable of coping with it. However, can you imagine the effect of a threat of prosecution would have on some other very law abiding elderly person who might not be so well able to handle the situation.
Driving us out of control
A report on Monday’s Independent that a National School in Ballaglea, Co. Galway, has had to close the school’s playing field due to the danger of pupils who had to cross a public road to reach it, shows one of the many effects the motor-car is having on modern living.
Paddy Kenrick, who drove HI-1, the first registered car in South Tipperary, has been recorded as stating that his mother used to come out and sprinkle it with holy water, sayi8ng it was an instrument of the devil.
Perhaps this was overdoing it slightly, but one thing is certain, that in the motor-car, we have created a monster that is gone beyond control.
Patrician Presentation Secondary School Sports Day Results 2005
1st Year Boys Sprint: Glenn Maher
2nd Year Girls Sprint: Kate O'Brien
2nd Year Boys Sprint: Alex Channon
3rd Year Boys Sprint: Chris Sheehan
1st Year Boys Sack Race: Jerome Ahearne
2nd Year Boys Sack Race: Alex Channon
1st/2nd Year Girls Sack Race: Laura Rice
3rd Year Boys Sack Race: Kevin Maher
1st Year Boys Long Distance: Jerome Ahearne
2nd Year Boys Long Distance: Thomas O'Connell
lst/2nd Year Girls Long Distance: Laura Rice
3rd Year Boys Long Distance: Chris Sheehan
1st Year Relay: Chris O'Donnell, Jerome Ahearne, Stephen Brady, Laura Rice.
2nd Year Relay: Darragh Dwyer, Thomas O'Connell, Sarah Conway, Sarah Hayes
2nd/3rd combined: (3rd Years won) Kevin Maher, Chris Sheehan Alan O'Connor, Sinead Coffey.
Soccer Match: James Smyth (Captain), Mike Kelly, Brian Kennedy, Fintan Maher, Stephen O'Meara, Niall Hayes, Ronan Shee, David Conway, Martin Cooney.
Volleyball Match (won by 2 to 1): Stephanie Fitzgerald, Stephanie Lawrence Sinead Coffey, Niamh Whyte, Chloe Gough, Jillian O'Connell, Margaret Smyth.
Penalty Shoot Out: 1st Year Boys, Kevin Hayes; 1st Year Girls, Gráinne Horan; 3rd Year Boys, Declan Doyle: 3rd Year Girls, Amy Channon. 2nd Year competition will be completed on Tuesday
St Rita's Triduum Celebrating 700 Years
Fethard Bridge Club Results
1st Gross: Joan Kelly and Anna Ryan
2nd Gross: Kay St. John and Rita Kane
1st Nett: Mary and Patti Tobin
2nd Nett: Carmel Condon and Brendan Kenny
We will have our AGM at 7pm on Wednesday next, 25th May and hope to see all our members there. The AGM will be followed by our last game of the season. Anyone looking for a partner, please contact Annie O’Brien at 052 31862.
The under 12's played Killenaule in Killenaule on Monday last and are due to play Clonmel Commercials in Clonmel on this Wednesday night at 7pm.
Fethard Junior team will play Cappawhite during the coming week in Fethard. Date to be finalised. The club will hold their 3 mile sponsored walk around Ballybough circuit on Monday next, May 23rd commencing at 7pm. Sponsorship cards are now in circulation please support the young ladies of Fethard.
The club intend to hold a coaching course for ladies in the near future. Anyone interested in attending please contact any officer of the club as soon as possible. We really need assistance with the underage players.
Community Games Judo
Community Games Area Athletics (Photo: ‘Community Games’)
Girls Under-8, 60 meters: 1st Aine Proudfoot.
Boys Under-8, 60 meters: 1st Jack Gleeson, 2nd Alex O’Donovan, 3rd Eoin O’Donovan. Boys Under-8, 80 meters: 1st Dean Dorney, 2nd Conor Mackey.
Boys Under-10, 100 meters: 1st Kyle Walsh, 2nd James Harrington, 3rd Gerard Gorey.
Girls Under-12, 100 meters: 1st Aine Phelan, 2nd Rachel Prout, 3rd Faye Manton.
Boys Under-12, 100 meters: 1st Gerard Gorey, 2nd Kyle Walsh.
Girls Under-12, 600 meters: 1st Radka Janacikova, 2nd Jenny Pyke, 3rd Nicole Looby. Boys Under-12, 600 meters: 1st Louis Rice.
Girls Under-14, 100 meters: 1st Mary Jane Kearney, 2nd Faye Manton, 3rd Louise O’Donnell.
Boys Under-14, 100 meters: 1st Owen Healy.
Girls Under-13 Walk: 1st Nicole Looby, 2nd Evie O’Sullivan.
Boys Under-13 Walk: 1st Eoin O’Donovan, 2nd Alex O’Donovan.
Girls Under-12 Relay Team: Aine Phelan, Radka Janacikova, Rachel Prout, Jenny Pyke, Rebecca Phelan.
Mums Race: 1st Kate Phelan, 2nd Cathy Tobin, 3rd Rita Phelan.
Dads Race: 1st Andrew O’Donovan, 2nd Philip Prout, 3rd Darren Phelan.
First two in all events qualify for Co. Tipperary Community Games County Athletics Finals which will take place on Sunday June 5th in Thurles Greyhound Stadium. In the event of some people being unable to travel the third will be entered if they wish. Anybody who does not wish to go to the County Finals please notify the area Secretary Bernard Feery, 052 31023 immediately.
The Well Golf Society
Nearest the pin: John O’Brien, Billy Phelan, Bernard Caffrey and Joe Corbett.
Ladies: 1st Mary Stakelum, 2nd Eleanor Carroll.
Mens 18-24: 1st Des Delahunty, 2nd Dave Schubert.
Mens 0-17: 1st Joe Corbett, 2nd Michael Kenrick, 3rd Aidan Grant, 4th Davy Woodlock.
Our next outing takes place on Saturday June 4th, at Rathdowney. The ‘Three Bars Society Challenge’ that had been planned for Saturday next has been postponed. A new date will be fixed in the coming weeks.
Fethard & Killusty Community Council
Juvenile GAA Club
The under/12s have qualified for the semifinal in the championship, which will be played this weekend. Opponents are unknown at this time but we would like to see a big turnout to support the team. Best of luck.
The under/14s have many games put off for one reason or another but will be out the 19th May away to Clonmel Óg. Bus leaves at 6-15pm.
The under/16s finished their championship after been knocked out in a play off against Clonmel Óg. Forced to play under-strength for most of the championship these lads put up some fantastic displays. Well done boys your effort was great.
Thanks to Frank and Michael for the effort they put in. The hurling is not far away so we must concentrate on that. Well done to Eoin O’Connell and Ben Walsh who represented the club with the South Tipp School of Excellence, also to Eoin who played with the hurlers.
We wish a speedy recovery to our secretary Caroline Sheehan on her recent illness. Ground work in now underway for our Summer Camp news of which we will disclose in the coming weeks.
The Power of Advertising
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
Stacey Haide, 10 Riverdale, Cahir.
The three €50 Lucky Dip winners were:
Donal Lonergan, Grove Road, Fethard.
Arthur Daly, St. Patrick's Place, Fethard.
Michael Kenrick, Burke Street, Fethard.
Next weeks Jackpot remains at €10,000 and the Jackpot sellers prize is €1,000.
The Rubber Band
According to local DJ and radio presenter Ian O’Connor a man in the know about such things the latest fashion is to wear a rubber band on your wrist. These bands represent the wearer’s support for worthy causes and different colours represent the different concerns.
It appears, however, that the causes are becoming secondary to the colour of the band. Many people are now wearing the colours that represent their favourite team, regardless of the causes concerned. The fashion in Fethard is to wear the blue and white bands, the same colours that are sported on our local team jerseys. The white bands, according to our man in the know, represent world peace. The blue ones represent something else nobody seems quite sure.
Today, every charity or cause seems to be jumping on the fashion bandwagon and producing a different colour band, which are sold from two euro each, to fill their coffers. The market place is becoming so flooded that there aren’t enough colours left to go around.
But this fad I’m sure will pass and when it does, I suggest that the older generation reuse and recycle the rubber bands. The more forgetful could use them as shopping lists when heading for the supermarket. White could represent a carton of milk, a yellow some eggs and the red, a bottle of wine. Just be careful not to wear them too tight in case you stop the blood circulation to your hand. If you do, we believe the green band represents the gangrene support group.
As they mentioned it, a man turned and said that bonfires were traditionally lit up on Mayday in Limerick (or the night before in this case). Another man turned and said that he hoped that it wasn’t the Fethard lads car on fire. “We’re all right”, replied the Fethard man looking in the direction of the smoke, “Our car is at the other side of the stadium”. “Or at least it was when ye left it”, came the reply.
Surprised Tour Guide
Returning from Cork recently, they spotted the sign for the caves and headed in that direction. There was no imposing visitor centre waiting to greet them, just a parking area in front of a farmhouse. Tickets were acquired by knocking on the door of the house. They nearly didn’t get to visit the caves as a tour group had left already and wouldn’t be back for over an hour. The elderly lady who answered the door gave them the option of catching up with the tour if they wished which would be moving slowly as the group were French and everything that the guide said had to be translated. “The lights might be left on by the guide”, she said, “But I’ll give you this just in case”. She produced a flashlight and told them to follow the path.
The short walk to the entrance was through unspoiled farmland. A closer inspection of the torch showed that it was used on the farm as well as in the caves and had been in close proximity with a cow’s rear end at some point in the past. A few minutes later the couple entered the caves where the lights had been left on, and began a steep descent to catch up with the French party. The tour guide acknowledged their arrival and asked where they were from. “Fethard”, they replied. “Oh”, he said surprised, “We don’t usually get any locals here”.
What followed was a very interesting and informative tour about the caves, their formation, how they were found, the forty different species of albino insects that inhabit them, the concerts that have taken place there and much, much more. They’re just over the road and well worth a visit.