Saturday 10 September 2005
Movement and Music from the wild side!
Tara Brandel is a dancer and choreographer from West Cork who trained in London, has also worked in Amsterdam and Berlin, and now lives in San Francisco. Sarah Cunningham is a chamber musician on the viola da gamba who has toured the world performing and recording music from the baroque and earlier eras.
Tara and Sarah come together in Fethard for a project which is close to both their hearts, collaborating in a totally improvised blend of music, dance, words, and vocal sounds which emerge spontaneously in each moment.
Experience a show which is truly like nothing else that has ever happened before! This cutting edge duo is finding and developing forms which allow creative structures to unfold before your very eyes.
The event is organised by Fethard Historical Society.
Head Shave for Charity
Cuan Saor is currently being renovated and need to raise €100,000 to re-open. Their counselling service and helpline are still open at Tel: 1800 576757 but other arrangements have to be made for women and children who need accommodation at other refuges throughout the country.
If anybody would like to help Cuan Saor to raise funds you can contact them at Tel: 052 27557.
Ran Away from Home at 15 Years of Age
My father ran away from home at about 15 years of age and later joined the RAF in England and did a trade. When the Second World War broke out he was posted to South Africa. After the war he was eligible for South African government citizenship if they stayed and he is still there today.
My eldest brother John Martin Duncan married Rita Bulfin in about 1967 and my second eldest brother Raymond married her older sister Mary in Fethard. As far as I know their brother Tommy Bulfin is still there!
I have since moved to New Zealand and would like to follow the tree back further so I am hoping that you can help. Regards, Patrick Duncan (email:firstname.lastname@example.org).
AIB Cup for the Champion Pony
Tommy Murphy Cup in Fethard
Let’s hope that this victory will spur a new generation of footballers in the County and bring many more awards from Croke Park to the Valley of Slieve Na mBan. Well done to the Tipperary Team, most particularly the Fethard trio of Damien Byrne, Paul Fitzgerald and Aiden Fitzgerald. Declan Brown has promised to bring the cup along to the Trust Golf Classic at Slievenamon Golf Club on Saturday 17th September for anybody interested in seeing it.
The Sweet Taste of Success
Following their top class recent displays against Westmeath, Leitrim and Roscommon, many supporters were quietly confident of success. Others, who have doubts following the Fermanagh debacle last season and this year’s heavy defeats by Derry and Kerry, were not so hopeful. Even these ‘doubting Thomases’ were re-converted after last Sunday’s great win.
“Was it not great”, “Fantastic”, “Wonderful for Tipp football”, were some of the comments heard after the game as Tipperary followers greeted each other, in Croke Park, outside it, in the car park, and in the hotels on the way home.
Great to see so many former Tipperary footballers from former years, the eighties, seventies, sixties and even back in the fifties, present in such large numbers to witness and savour the great occasion. One of them was heard to declare emotionally to a Tyrone supporter who congratulated him, “This win today meant more to me than winning the Lotto”.
Seán Ó Ceallaigh, Uachtarán, Cumann Lúthchleas Gael, is to be complimented on promoting competitions such as the ‘Tommy Murphy Cup’ in football and the ‘Nicky Rackard Cup’ in hurling, for weaker counties and giving the players from these counties the honour of playing in Croke Park on big match days. In the match programme, he complimented the players and counties who wholeheartedly supported the competitions and for those who showed little interest he had this to say, “Let them if the wish, go on dreaming of next year, but if they are honest for most of them, next year will never come.”
That there is a gap between the stronger and weaker counties, anyone who witnessed the Tyrone v Armagh game, will have to admit exists. However, who are the stronger counties? Kerry, Armagh and Tyrone seem to be in a class of their own. The gap between the others is not so great as some people imagine. Most differences in standards are sometimes more mental than physical. The Tipperary footballers should now build from last Sunday’s win and the first step is believing in themselves. If they do they may find, sooner than later, that, as their manager Seamus McCarthy said, “Dreams sometimes do come true!”
Congratulations on Sunday’s glorious day, to the team, manager, selectors, and to the Tipperary County Board who certainly in the lead up to Sunday, scotched the ridicules notion sometimes expressed that they are not supporters of football.
Still Going Strong
Indeed the redoubtable Tom Keane’s deeds on the playing field and his droll sayings on and off the pitch, are still often recalled when true Tipperary football men meet. Ad multos annos.
Juvenile GAA Club
Other News the club will run a Race Night in McCarthys on the 27th October and would greatly appreciate all to support us. It was great to see our club jersey sell out so quickly but don’t worry there will be more items on the way including togs and windbreakers.
Slievenamon Musical Society
The annual ‘Duck Race’ was held on Sunday 4th September. Winner of €100 prize was Chrissie Gahan (Mullinahone); Second was Jim Comerford (Mullinahone), third Chris Keane (London) and fourth Liam Hayes (Kilsheelan). Many thanks to all who supported us.
Next rehearsal for our forthcoming show South Pacific on Tuesday 20th (ladies) and Thursday 22nd (men). New member are still welcome.
New Off Licence to open
Fethard Bridge Club
1st Gross: Kay St. John and Rita Kane
Bridge lessons commence in the Tirry Centre, Barrack Street on Monday 19th September at 7.30pm and will continue for ten weeks. Cost €50 payable in advance. Contact: Marie Delaney 052-31148 or Gemma Burke 052-31799. Anyone looking for a partner for Wednesday night, please contact Annie O’Brien at Tel: 052-31862.
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The three €50 Lucky Dip winners were:
Next weeks Jackpot remains at €10,000 and the Jackpot sellers prize is €1,000.
Fethard And Killusty Community Council
Aerobic Classes are back
It was a good year all round for Tipperary Polocrosse as the Junior team won the Tri nations cup in Cardiff and the Pre-Juniors won the All Irelands this year. Congratulations to everyone.
Fethard GAA Club
In Junior A Football, depending on results, we play Ballingarry in Killenaule at 5pm on Saturday 17th September.
In Junior Football B we were heavily defeated on Saturday last on a scoreline, Fethard 0-3, Clonmel Commercials 6-8.
Our Lotto Jackpot of € 2,700 was not won. The Numbers Drawn at The Castle were 2, 3, 9 and 19. We had two match threes and the following won €75 each: Collie Bradshaw (Woodvale Walk), and Bee Gould (Claremore). The €50 Lucky Dip going to John Spillane (Killerk).
Congratulations to County Board Draw winner, Tom G Murphy, St Johnstown, Fethard, and to promoter Josie Fitzgerald who gets €500.
Our Sympathies are at this time with the Godfrey Family Derryluskin on the death of Joe.