Saturday 28th May 2005
1955 Class Reunion
Mary Morrissey and her Band for London Reunion
This year’s Reunion will take place from 7.30pm till late on Saturday night 11th June 2005 in St. Anthony’s Parish Centre, Garratt Rd, Edgware, Middlesex HA8 9AN, London. This popular venue, run by Mary (Smith) Hennessy, is the same as last year. If you are travelling by tube, the nearest station, Edgware, is only a few hundred yards from the venue. For further details contact Paul Looby, on Tel: +44 (0) 7967 648244, or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fethard Judo Club
Just in Passing
Question for sports fans: With what Tipperary club did Ruby Walsh win an under-16 divisional championship medal?
Corpus Christi Procession
Tag Rugby in Fethard
The game of Tag Rugby is played with an oval ball and many of the rules that pertain to the real game are applied here also. The object of the game is to score a try against the opposing team. The team with the ball attacks and the other team defends. Each player wears a belt with a tag on either side. The opponent tackles by pulling one of these tags from the belt. It doesn’t matter if Jonah Lomu or Brian O’Driscoll is charging at you . . . once you pull the tag off, they’ve got to stop. If the attacking team hasn’t scored after five tackles, the ball is handed over and the other team begins their attack.
It’s a fast moving game and a good way to get fit. It’s also open to both male and female participants of all ages, though the average age of the local crop hovers around the thirty mark. It’s a mixed group with some former rugby players, former footballers alongside a few who never put their hand on a ball of any description before. Up to twenty players gather each Friday evening in the Community Sports Field on the Killenaule Road, and such is the interest that a Fethard team, ‘The Undertakers’, sponsored by McCarthy’s has been put together and will enter in a 32-team competition, which kicks off this week in Clonmel. We wish them the best of luck.
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.
Fethard and Killusty Community Games
Under-8, 60 meters: Aine Proudfoot, Strylea; Jack Gleeson, Coolmore; Alex O’Donovan, Moanbeg.
Under-8, 80m: Dean Dorney, Slievenamon Close; Conor Mackey, Barrack Street.
Under-10, 100m: Kyle Walsh, Monroe; James Harrington, Tinakelly; Kate Quigley Redcity; Hannah Tobin, St. Patricks Place.
Under-10, 200m: David Heffernan, Ballyvaden; Annie Prout Derryluskin,
Under-12, 100m: Gerard Gorey, Moanbeg; Aine Phelan, Coolmore; Rachel Prout Derryluskin.
Under-12, 600m: Radka Janacikova, Coolmore; Louis Rice, Everardsgrange; Jenny Pyke Woodvale Walk.
Under-13 Walk: Nicole Looby, St. Patricks Place; Evie O Sullivan Main St.
Under-14, 100m: Mary Jane Kearney, The Green; Louise O’Donnell, Slanestown; Owen Healy, The Green.
Under-14, 800m: Laura Rice Everardsgrange; Laura Mullins Farranshea; Michael Costello, Woodvale Walk.
Under-16, 100m: Bernadette Costello, Woodvale Walk.
All competitors must provide their own transport to Thurles. Assemble at Fethard Banner. Entry Fee of €2 must be paid to local area committee member.
Fethard Advance Factory Notice of Motion
The following reply was received: “The Council agreed to purchase IDA lands at four locations throughout the county in the context of finance becoming available through the sale of additional lands to the IDA at Ballingarrane. An opportunity arose in relation to the Fethard site and factory, which has enabled us to bring the proposed resale of the property before today's meeting. It is intended to pursue the acquisition of additional suitable lands in the Fethard area in order to enable sites for small industry/business to be made available. The purchase of the additional site will subject to finalisation of the other land transfers and the payment of monies to the Council. All aspects in relation to this matter will, however, be actively pursued over the coming months.”
Litterbugs back in town!
Fethard isn’t unique in this matter. Illegal dumping seems to be a problem all over the county, and sometimes in the oddest of areas. A recent visitor to the Mr Binman collection centre in Clonmel noticed the workers gathered around a skip that was being emptied in the yard. Asking what was so interesting about the skip, he was told that it came from a particular area and was closely examined when it arrived every three to four weeks. It contained, among the usual waste, stuff that people didn’t want anybody to find out about skeletons from people’s closets. They didn’t put the stuff in their own bin in case it was knocked over on the street or examined by an inquisitive neighbour. The list of contents varied from a collection of pornographic video’s, to contraceptives, and boxes of bottles hidden by secret drinkers. Anything that people were afraid others would see in their bins was dumped at this particular spot. And where is this place exactly? a cemetery in a town in South Tipperary that shall remain nameless. It appears that the place is busy enough already.
Fethard GAA Club News
Auction of Rugby and Rowing Shirts
The Community Field committee would like to thank everybody for their interest and support.
Fethard Ladies Football Club
This was a great game, nip and tuck all the way and the final score was 1-5 to 1-4 to the delight of the Fethard players and supporters. The future looks bright for this age group. Cappawhite defeated the junior team, played also in the GAA Park on the previous Wednesday evening.
The club wish to express their sincere thanks to all those who supported the "Walk around Ballybough" on Monday evening last. It is very expensive to keep a club going at the moment with rising costs of administration, transport etc., we depend of the good will of local people to help us out. A big thank you and well done to all.
The Well Golf Society
Fethard Juvenile GAA Club
We got a football signed by both senior teams which we will raffle same at our Summer Camp this year. The boys also got to meet Tommy Dunne who gave the lads some good advice. It was great to see all the children so well behaved.
Our under 6s, 8s and 10s will have games against Commercials on Friday night 3rd June. A bus leaves the GAA Field at 6.15pm for Marlfield and there will be no training on Saturday 7th next. Training will be on Saturday 14th.
The under-12, 14 and 16 hurlers are now well into training and it is great to see the big numbers at training so keep up the good work as the championship is just around the corner. We are trying to build on our success last year. The under-12 football final will be played on this Tuesday night, late for this week’s notes, so we will have a report on the game next week.
Our under-14 footballers played Commercials in Fethard on Thursday last, when after completely dominating the first 40 minutes and leading by 7 points, we somehow lost our way and got beaten by 12 points. The lads have two games left against Moyle Rovers and Ardfinnan. So keep it going we can still make the semifinal!
“Off The Wall 2005” on Sale
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
Jean Cullinane, Kerry Street, Fethard
Mary Kenny, Drangan
Brian Coen, Killusty, Fethard
The three €50 Lucky Dip winners were:
Nellie Fleming, Farranshea, Fethard
Corina Roe, Monkstown, Fethard
Maura Trehy, The Green, Fethard.
Next weeks Jackpot remains at €10,000 and the Jackpot sellers prize is €1,000.
‘Bucky’ and the Celtic Cup
The picture was taken and Jimmy was proud as punch when he saw it the following day. He showed the picture to everybody. When people pointed out that he was asleep in the picture he replied in true Jimmy style, “That doesn’t effin matter. That’s Mick Galway, the Celtic Cup and ME”.