Saturday 22 October 2005
The Tipperary Foxhounds hold their Opening Meet at the traditional venue, Fethard, on Monday next 31st October at 11am. The Tipps also have a childrens’ meet at Kilcooley on Wednesday 2nd November at 12 noon.
The Ballyluskey White Heather Harriers, follows a very good morning’s hunting at Crohane on Sunday last, with a meet at Drangan on this Sunday 30th October at 11am.
Turn your clocks back!
Bang Bang on the one night please
Emigrants’ Newsletter Collection
All donations of €10 or more will be acknowledged in this years issue. If you wish to be acknowledged, please put your donation in an envelope with your name and address or you can also deliver by hand to Carmel Rice, Brookhill, or Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road.
Cemetery Rosaries for November
The Rosary will be prayed in the following cemeteries:
Tuesday November 1st Feast of all Saints: Parish Church at 3pm and Holy Trinity Cemetery at 3.30pm.
Memories of Moscow
Micheál McCormack was walking across the famous Square, in the shadow of the Kremlin and Lenin’s tomb, savouring the images which he had formerly seen only on television and in films, when a voice broke the silence. “Hey”, cried a man to Micheál, “Is O’Shea still training the team?”
So every time Micheál sees the place on the news, he thinks of Jimmy O’Shea training the Fethard football team as well as Rasputin, Lenin and the others of course.
The highlight for many of the Fethard contingent was the outstanding American team that had come over for the event and performed a brilliant display of their skills in Judo, the likes not seen in Ireland very often.
Our club performed very well winning six medals. On Saturday we had Stephanie Lawrence fighting in both the under-20 and senior events. Stephanie fought well in both grades and came home with two silver medals. Next was Samantha Feery who also competed in the under-20 section and won a bronze medal. Both Richard and Cathal Gorey fought well on the day but were unlucky not to win a medal.
On Sunday Cathal Gorey did his club proud by winning our only gold medal in great style. Although he had some very hard fights, no one was going to stop him.
Samantha Feery, this time competing in her own age group, showed us just how well she can fight by winning a silver medal in great style. Natalie Cahill was our other medal winner, receiving bronze and fighting very hard to achieve it.
Unlucky on the day were: Lorraine Feery, Alan Brannigan and Tom Woodlock. Congratulations to all the competitors and keep up the great work.
‘Green is the Valley, Blue are the Hills’
Green is the Valley, Blue are the Hills, revolves around the author’s search for, but not limited to, his Crane and March Families, and is presented in narrative form involving the intuitive and deductive reasoning processes that sometimes occur within the genealogical process and as such should hold some interest for the more generalized reader. As well as the details of the author’s travels taken to unravel the mystery of his ancestors, this account includes pictures and poems that are used to highlight the text, but stand on their own merit. In addition to the search for the past, any reader will find some of life’s treasures that exist in human and spiritual values.
Practical in Paris
The Fethard party were standing underneath the structure when one of the group asked another, a farmer, what he thought of it. “Not bad”, he replied, “A few sheets of galvanise around the outside and ‘twould be a great place for storing bales”. A practical man if ever there was one.
Fethard Youth Issues Meeting
The Youth services have met with Cllr Denis Landy and Tess Collins three times since the last meeting. At their meeting prior to October 7th group looked at ways of attracting resources (funding and other) from agencies. The group are looking at finding solutions for both the present time and also more strategic long-term response.
The application for a Youth Worker submitted by Foróige did not get funding this year. The good news, according to Foróige Regional Officer, Denis O’Brien, was that the new projects that did get funding were granted two workers, therefore we can expect to get two workers when we eventually get funding. The application will be submitted again by Foróige with the support of TRYS and the recent research carried out by Tipperary Institute (TI) should help to strengthen that application.
Tess Collins reported that the ‘Second Chance Programme’ has been launched on a county basis after a successful pilot in Tipperary Town. The ‘Second Chance Programme’ offers a package of social supports to residents that are in danger of loosing their tenancy due to their anti-social behaviour. The programme is made up of all the agencies/groups who can provide support to one individual or to a whole family. Supports may include psychological service, addiction services etc. The programme runs over a number of months depending on family needs.
Catherine Corcoran, from Tipperary Institute, then presented their research findings from the Feasibility Study carried out to establish the Fethard young people’s views and needs for the area. The knowledge gained from the survey was highly praised and will be crucial if we are to be successful in future applications for services and support for our youth in Fethard. Catherine and her colleagues, Mary Larkin and Una Johnson, will present their findings at a Public Meeting organised by Fethard & Killusty Community Council on Wednesday night, 30th November in the Abymill Theatre. Foróige and other supporting agencies will attend.
Fethard Bridge Club
1st Gross: Nell Broderick and Anna Ryan;
1st Nett: Kay St. John and Anne O’Dea;
Bridge lessons continue in the Tirry Centre, Barrack Street on Monday nights at 7.30pm. Anyone looking for a partner for Wednesday night, please contact Annie O’Brien at 052 31862.
During the month of November a large tree, called the tree of Light and Life, will be placed in the Sanctuary. Everyone is invited to write the names of their beloved dead on a piece of paper and tie them on the Tree of Light. Please take home a special piece of paper, which can be found at the back of the church, write the names and then tie them to the tree during the next weeks.
We will also make out the traditional dead lists, also to be found in the back of the church. Complete these and return them as soon as possible, certainly by lst of November, and place them in the ‘November dead box’. The names on these lists will be read out at a special ceremony during the Celebration Mass for the Dead on All Souls Day. Please make sure the names are legible!.
If you have a photograph of a deceased relative who died at home or elsewhere, please hand it in to Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road (no frames please), and they too will be mounted on a special display board in the Abbey. All these will be remembered and prayed for during the month of November.
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
Thelma Griffith, Crampscastle, Fethard.
The three €50 Lucky Dip winners were:
Breda Burke, Main Street, Fethard.
Next weeks Jackpot remains at €10,000 and the Jackpot sellers prize is €1,000. The weekly draw will now take place on Wednesday mornings at 11am in Fethard Day Care Centre, Barrack Street. All are welcome to come along.
Fethard GAA Club News
Our sympathy at this time go to the Leahy Family (Annsgift) on the death of Tess. Go ndeana Dia trocaire orthu.
Juvenile GAA Club
This Thursday, 27th November, we hold a race night in McCarthys Hotel to raise funds for the Juvenile Club. All parents are asked to attend and support our club. All are welcome and it promises to be a great night.
With our year coming to a end we would like to thank all players, parents and team management, for the time they have given us this year. One knows that it is never easy to make these efforts but it is always worth it to see the children play win, loose or draw. Thanks to all. Training or game will take place for the under-6, 8 and 10s on next Saturday at 3pm. Telephone contact number: 086 1713502.
Congratulations to senior club captain and former juvenile player, Paul Fitzgerald, on been selected to play for the Munster Football team. Truly a great honour for Paul and the Fethard club.