Saturday 27th January 2007
Tipp FM visits Fethard Day Care Centre
Tony used to perform with Gina, Dale Haze and the Champions (that’s taking some of us back a bit). We had some great entertainment on the day with beautiful renditions from Kitty O’Donnell, Jimmy Roche and Mary Hennessy, Cllr. Jimmy O’Brien didn’t let his side down, he followed proudly in his late father’s footsteps with Fiddlers Green.
Music was provided by our two stalwart volunteers (and resident band), Pauline Morrissey and John Pollard. Jackie Aylward also gave us a medley on his mouth organ. It was a great day and everyone really enjoyed themselves. We would like to extend a big thanks to Ian O’Connor, St. Patrick’s Place, who organised the visit.
Fethard Youth Club and Friends Reunion
Tony Sheehan Memorial Fund
The Board of Commissioners comprises eleven members and is currently made up as follows: The Hon. Mr. Francis D. Murphy, Chairman; Mr Colm Gaynor, B.C.L., Solicitor; The Hon. Ms. Justice Mella Carroll; The Hon. Mr Justice Declan N.O. Budd; The Venerable Gordon C.S. Linney; The Hon. Ms Justice Mary Laffoy; Ms Mary Geraldine Miller, B.L.; Rt. Rev. Monsignor John Wilson; Ms Daphne Tease, B.A., F.C.A.; Mr Peter H. Mullock, F.C.A.; and Mr Graham Richards, B.A. (Mod), Solicitor, Notary Public.
Secretary to the Board is Ms Orla Barry Murphy, BCL, Solicitor. The committee of the Tony Sheehan Memorial Fund has applied for approval to the Commissioners. This procedure requires that the assets of the fund be frozen pending the issue of the certificate of approval by the Charity Commissioners. This process is ongoing and is expected to be completed by mid to late February 2007 when the fund will be in a position to re-commence its activities. (Waltie Moloney Tel: 086-8302542)
Fethard & District Rugby Club
Keelin O’Neill put in a great performance, stealing a ball in the line out to release Joey Kelly for our 3rd try. Keelin rounded off his performance with a well taken try midway through the second half. Convert was well taken by Shane Kavanagh. William Power was also impressive at scrum half and ran in to take our 6th and final try. Johnnie Moroney was very effective on the day at full back and his try saving tackle was impressive. Adam O’Donnell was also impressive on the day with some good intelligent running and almost got in for a try.
Under age teams scores clean sweep against Carrick and Roscrea
Our under 10s played two games against Roscrea and scored two great victories on a score line of 5 tries to 3 and 5 tries to 4. The coaches were very impressed with their young players as they all showed great improvement in their passing and attacking game and they continue to improve with every outing.
Our under 12s played three great games winning all three two against Roscrea and one against Carrick which showed great improvement on last week, but they need to sustain this progress to regain their pre-Christmas form. Our best wishes go to Luke Keating, who was injured on the day and we wish him a speedy recovery.
Our under 8s treated us to a tremendous display of rugby. Their display of technical skills for such young players even amazed their coaches. Their passing and tackling game was particularly impressive. To impress on the day were Killian O’Dwyer, Connie Coen and Colm Hayde.
The under 7s were at times even more impressive and scored three great victories, playing with enthusiasm and great skill. Joe Carroll, Darragh Harcourt and Tommy Morgan were particularly effective on the day.
Fethard GAA Club News
Last week’s lotto jackpot was not won. There was no match three winners. Five tickets drawn received €30 each: Stephanie Johnson, Bee Gould (Claremore), Michael Gould (Claremore), Bob Maher (Barrack St), Stephanie Fitzgerald (Monroe). The €50 Lucky Dip going to Rita Doyle (Woodvale Walk).
This week’s lotto jackpot of €3400 was also not won and we had no match three winner. The five tickets drawn for €30 each went to: Josie Fitzgerald (Kiltinan), Helen Morrissey (St Pats Place), Sheehan Brothers (1 Woodvale Walk), Austy Godfrey (Derryluskin), Josie Fitzgerald (Kiltinan). The €50 Lucky Dip was won by Ann Marie Butler (Main St). Thanks to Harrington Developments for providing the tickets.
Fethard Juvenile GAA Club AGM
If you feel you cannot fill any of our positions don’t worry, come along anyway and enjoy the night. Looking forward to seeing you on Monday night 29th January at 7.45pm in the Tirry Community Center, Barrack Street. Spread the word!
Fethard Ladies Football Club
Before we make any arrangements for 2007 matches we must establish the interest and support of parents for the club and for their children and also the commitment of the junior team members. New faces would be very welcome here so please make a big effort to give an hour of your time and come along to do your bit for Ireland’s fastest growing sport and keep Fethard on the map. Enquiries 086 2050727. Make a note of the date now.
No Parking outside school gates
Assistant Area Engineer, South Tipperary County Council, in relation to his representations on behalf of Sr. Maureen De Poar, Nano Nagle School, Fethard.
The reply states: “I have investigated this matter and am arranging for the erection of two 'No Parking' signs on the piers either side of the entrance. I will also arrange for double yellow lines to be painted on the roadway across the entrance to the school car park.
This work will be carried out in the near future. Yours sincerely, Nicola Walsh, E.E. Assistant Area Engineer."
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto Results
Niamh Moroney, 13 Ard Alainn, Fethard;
The three €50 Lucky Dip winners were:
Kitty O’Donnell, Slievenamon Close, Fethard;
Next weeks Jackpot is €9,450 and the Jackpot sellers prize is €945.
Badgers are back
For further information contact Philip 086 0565075, Liam 086 8436546, or Colm 086 3502360.
Mike went on to say, “I don't know whether or not the query excited any interest or if the artist's name was discovered. I remember the show, which in my opinion, was the best on the road at that time during the war years and on to the early fifties. You mentioned Tony Newport remembering the name 'Rameses' as the artist's stage name but his advertised name was Edgar Benyon and his actual name Edgar Wilson Beynon. I watched him many times in the Coliseum, Portlaoise and in the Savoy Cinema, Waterford. In fact my brother, who married a Clonmel lady, a McCarthy of the pub in College St. Clonmel, and retired as Colonel in the Irish Army, won a quiz on Benyon's show. Great detail of Benyon's life and further information can be found in a Google search on the internet under Edgar Benyon. You have some great friends of my family in Fethard who own McCarthy's Hotel. Maybe you might remember me to them should you meet them. I can be contacted on my website www.frenchwithouttears.com. Best wishes, Mike O'Carroll.”
With the White Heather Harriers
The Ballyluskey White Heather Harriers meet next Sunday, January 28th at Ballyluskey (Liam Clancy’s), joint meet with Jessfield Harriers, Sunday February 4th at Loughcopple and on Sunday February 11th at Clonacody at 11am.