Saturday 20th January 2007
Book Fair Time Again
For the past five years the organising committee have also chosen a ‘Tipperariana Book of the Year’ and the 2006 winner will be announced soon and that ‘Tipperary’ book and its author will take pride of place on the day of the fair.
As in other years, the society will gladly take donations of books which are then sold at the Bookfair. This is a valuable source of funds for the society. Those wishing to donate books can contact any member of the committee, or phone Dóirín at Tel: (052) 31936, Terry at (052) 23402, or Catherine (052) 31826 and arrangements will be made to collect the books or give advice if needed.
Turning back towards the road hounds had the line, which they worked slowly to the laurel grove at Knockinglass. Coming on better terms with their fox here they hunted through the main covert to the road near Moyglass F.C. grounds where they crossed. Really motoring on now they ran back to Tynans where they originally found. Through the covert Reynard ran towards the Moyglass-Coolbawn road. Turning right-handed he ran to the Fethard-Killenaule road. Doing a u-turn here at the sheds of the old Coolbawn airport, hounds hunted back to Smiths where he got to ground in the big double bank.
A fox from Laharts glen provided another very good run. Circling the thick covert and hedges, which he was not inclined to leave, hounds eventually hunting well, pushed him through the plantation to the link road, which he crossed. They seemed to be running towards Springhill when they swung left-handed and were stopped, however, at 3.30pm as they were heading to the vast plantation at Rathmoley.
The day provided plenty of action for the large Monday field and plenty of excellent viewing for the car and foot-followers.
The Tipps had another good day from their Drangan meet. The roadside covert at Mr Fred Dalys at Priestown held a brace, one of which left the covert immediately. Hounds stayed on the remaining fox which could not be persuaded to leave and was caught in covert. Drawing down towards Cappaghnagrane they found in the glen below the Dublin road bridge. Crossing the road at the bridge they ran through Glenmuladubihe where their fox turned right-handed towards Mullalys. Swinging right-handed on top of the hill they hunted back to the glen where they first found. Once more the fox crossed the road at the bridge. Taking the left hand side of the Dublin road this time they hunted strongly right down to the thick gorse covert at Dorans on Kylenagranagh Hill. Although Derry persevered here for twenty minutes, Charlie could not be persuaded to leave and was left.
They did not find along the side of Kylenagranagh to the Drangan road. Finding again at the top of the glen up from Ballyvadlea bridge, hounds finished a very good day with a fast hunt of forty minutes. They hunted through the glen strongly and over the hill to O’Hallorans. Through the covert here they pressed their fox into leaving to where he was first found, where he was then lost.
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
Michelle O’Farrell, c/o Gaules Pub, Fethard;
The three €50 Lucky Dip winners were:
Peggy O’Reilly, Barrettstown, Fethard;
Next weeks Jackpot is €9,300 and the Jackpot seller’s prize is €930.
With the White Heathers
Moving back to St. Johnstown they found the fox lying on a limestone cliff some 15 feet above ground level. Hounds marking him from below, however, could not reach him and he soon decided to leave.
Running a left-handed circle to the Shanakyle road he returned to the quarry. This time he crossed the road, did another left-handed circle and back once again to the quarry where he got to ground at the bottom of the hill.
A fox from the grove in Mr Heffernan Delaney’s again crossed the road down to O’Donnells where hounds were at fault. He was viewed back, however, and casting back he was fresh found in the grove. Re-crossing the road hounds had a good run. Hunting through the valley they once again crossed the road close to Peppardstown House. Travelling over the Captain’s Hill they hunted well, swung right-handed to part of Mr John Ryan’s land known as The Dairies. Down through the valley they ran to Mr John Joe Whytes at Rathkenny where they lost him.
A special thank you to Bobby and David Guiry for having us and for the hospitality dispersed before move-off.
A very special get well soon to Micky Dooley, from all foot-followers of the Tipps and White Heathers. Micky is recovering from an operation in a Cork hospital. Micky you are greatly missed for the craic and your constructive, or should it be destructive criticism, which is also missed.
The White Heathers meet next Sunday 21st January at Cloneen for Kilbury and on Sunday 28th January, a much looked forward to joint-meet with the Jessfield Harriers at Ballylusky Cross. Both meets at 11am.
John Noonan, Ballyrichard, was the €200 first prize winner in the White Heathers January monthly draw. Ms Rachel McCormack won second prize of €100.
Fethard & Killusty Community Council
Cystic Fibrosis Association
Fethard GAA Club News
Club Training is in full swing for our under-21s. Club membership fees for 2007 are the same as 2006: Adult €25 and Juvenile €15. Fees are now due and can be given to Chairman, Michael O’Dwyer, Secretary Mary Godfrey, or Treasurers Nicky O’Shea and Noel Byrne.
At the South Board Centenary celebrations on Saturday 13th January 2007, all deceased officers of the board were honoured with a medallion presentation to family members present on the day. Approximately 150 people attended and Fethard had seven recipients: Dan P Walsh who as club secretary in 1912/1913 also held treasurer of South Board in 1912 and the DP Walsh Cup perpetuates his memory; Ned Kenrick who served as secretary of the South Board 1909 and 1910 and served as secretary of the Fethard Club between 1911 and 1913; Tom Keating served as vice-chairman of the South Board in 1932 and 1933 was a school teacher and served as secretary of the Fethard Club form 1928 to 1930. Tom was a highly respected referee and brother of John Keating who was South Board chairman 1956, club chairman 1937 to 1950 and again in 1953 and 1954. Together with the O’Shea brothers, Ned O’Shea of Bloody Sunday fame, he served as vice-chairman of the South Board from 1912 to 1915 and in 1916 became the fifth South Board chairman, a position he held until 1922. He also was chairman of the Fethard Club from 1919 to 1924 before emigrating to the USA in 1925. His brother, Sean O’Shea, was the seventh chairman of South Board from 1928 to 1936 (died in office), was chairman of Fethard Club from 1919 to 1924 and 1927 to 1936, he was also secretary of Fethard Club from 1920 to 1927. The South Senior Football Championship Trophy is named in his honour. Dick Cummins (Jnr) was life president of the South Board from 2003 up to his passing on in 2005. Dick was also honoured with the Sean Na Ghael award in 2003 for his services to the GAA. He served as chairman of the Fethard Club 1981 to 1984.
To all those who kept the flag flying for 100 years we are truly grateful as we ponder what will the next 100 will bring?
Tom Keating who was national schoolteacher in Cloneen was a poet and a verse of his last poem, written on his death bed, goes as follows:
Jesus came into my room today,
Funding for Fethard Day Care
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Lorraine Morrissey (Irish Life); The Premier Harriers and the Tipperary Vintage Motor Club who were so very kind to The Day Centre with their generous donations.
Fethard & District Rugby News
Our under 16s hosted Nenagh and put in a huge performance to win by 24 points to 7. Our forwards were opposed by a much bigger pack but despite this our forwards rucked and mauled very efficiently to give our backs the level of ball required to score four exceptional tries. The first try was scored by Ben Walsh, who continues to improve with every game, after being released by James Kelly who was also very impressive on the day. Jonathon Fleming scored our second try and put in his best performance to date. William Power at scrum half topped off a good performance with a great try, selling at least three dummies and breaking three tackles before crossing the line. The fourth try was created by forward power as they mauled and rucked the length of the field before releasing Keelin O’Neill for our 4th try. Adrian Lawrence successfully converted two. Others to impress on the day were the ever improving Joey Kiely, Matthew Fitzgerald, David Hall and Kevin Hayes.
Our under 14s were away to Clonmel and put in a devastating performance to win by 36 points to nil. Players who impressed on the day were Frankie Donovan, Conor Kavanagh, Kevin Hall, Craig Dorney and Joe Morgan but the coaches were very pleased with the overall team performance with each player contributing.
Our under 12s were surprisingly well beaten by Thurles in two games. These young lads were flying before Christmas but were very sluggish in Thurles and were it not for the defensive tackling of David Hayes the margin of defeat would have been greater. These lads will bounce back though!
Our under 9s travelled to Thurles with a great win on a score line of 5 tries to 4. The two stars of our team were Emma and Kerrie who were outstanding on the day. Harry and Niall also played very well.
Our under 10s also had a great win against Thurles on a score line of 5 tries to 2.
Fethard Bridge Club
1st Gross: Berney Myles and Alice Quinn;
1st Nett: Anne Connolly and Kay Walsh;
Anyone looking for a partner contact Berney Myles at 32038.
Disabled Persons Gran