Saturday 3rd. Feburary 2007
Credit Union Regional Quiz
The winners in the under-11 category were St. Patrick’s’ Boys School team consisting of, Cormac Horan, Charlie Manton, Michael Halley and Tommy Anglim. The winners in the under-13 category were also from St. Patrick’s Boys School and the team was: Cathal Hurley, David Hayes, Mark Fogarty and Gerry Horan. Both teams will now go forward to the Chapter Quiz in Hotel Minella on Sunday 4th February at 3pm.
Invaluable assistance at the quiz was received from Patrician Presentation secondary school students of Transition Year David Gorey, Ida Carroll and Lisa Anglim, also first year’s, Mary-Anne Fogarty, Mary-Jane Kearney, Shannon Keating and Jane Fitzgerald.
Congratulations to Louis Rice (1st Year), who came third at Chapter level in the under-13 category of the Credit Union art competition for schools.
At the Annual General Meeting of Chapter X (comprising of fifteen credit unions in the South East), Jonathan Gilpin of Fethard was elected vice-president of the Chapter.
Fethard GAA Club News
With fixtures for the coming up county league to be ratified this week and also awaiting the South Board adjourned convention, the club will be back in action shortly.
The Lotto jackpot of €3,400 was not won. The numbers drawn were 5, 7, 12 and 21. We had three match three winners of €50 each to, Eamon Drea (Strylea), Noelle Doyle and Noel Byrne (Claremore). The €50 Lucky Dip going to Esther Breen (Barrack St). Tickets were kindly provided by Harrington Developments.
Wednesday meet at Golden was postponed due to a local bereavement. Thursday at Ballintaggart hounds found immediately in the big wood. However, Charlie could not be persuaded to leave its confines and after forty minutes excellent wood hunting he was lost. Drawing a huge left-handed circle on the other side of the road back to Hanley Park Derry failed to find. Crossing the road here and heading to Waltons they found in Bartons. A good run through Waltons and to the hundred-acre plantation at Ballyline concluded the day at almost 5pm. Foxes proved very hard to find at Ballagh on Saturday. Hounds did not really get going until three o’clock. From then, however, until 5pm they ran really strongly. A few drafts from top English packs have greatly improved the Gallant Tipps who are at present providing the best hunting of the season.
Cathriona Says Goodbye
Fethard & District Rugby News
Our under 16s won narrowly against a much fancied Cashel team on a score line of 12 points to 10. Both teams served up a classic game that enthralled fans and coaches on both sides. Fethard lifted their game considerably from when they last met Cashel and despite conceding all line out ball to Cashel they finished the worthy winners through an all out team effect. Fethard’s rucking and mauling was particularly impressive with Colm Dunne, Joe Kelly and Matthew Fitzgerald being particularly effective. William Power continues to improve at scrum half and his sniping run of 20 yards released Ben Walsh for our first try on 10 minutes. Shane Kavanagh made it 7 points with a great convert from the touch line. Fethard continued to run at Cashel and we were rewarded with a great second try by Jonathon Fleming, the ball having being flashed out across the entire back line. James Kelly continues to improve and his defensive tackles frustrated Cashel time and again. Johnny Moroney at full back put in another impressive performance. The coaches were very pleased with the entire team and how they performed as a unit.
Our under 18s played a very entertaining game against Clonmel and despite being beaten by 22 points to 14 they could have won this one, as they conceded two very soft tries in the first 10 minutes. Fethard responded with a great try from Richard Gorey having being released by his brother Cathal and pushed across the line by the very impressive Billy Horan. The convert was well taken by Alan O’Connor who continues to improve at scrum half. Cathal Gorey, Billy Horan and Paddy Teehan continued to make the hard yards and were rewarded with a second try by Richard Gorey, which was also converted by Alan. Our relatively inexperienced props Geoff Coady and Dick Walsh were very effective.
Our under 12s played two games against Cashel and drew both. They continue to show improvement but the coaches feel they have yet to reach the height of their pre Christmas form. Gavin Delaney scored a great try in the first game to draw it after Fethard conceded a very easy try. Their defensive game improved and they showed great spirit and determination to draw both games. James Holohan scored a great try in the second game in what was a carbon copy of the first game. Players are asked to inform the coaches on Friday night if they are unavailable for the Sunday games.
The under 10s played a fantastic game against Cashel to win by 3 tries, this was a superb victory as Cashel won easily on the previous occasion. The Fethard lads played as a unit and attacked and tackled with intensity and fully deserved this win. Players to impress on the day were Thomas Murphy, Cathal Moloney, Cathal Meagher and Kerry Tobin. It was a tired Fethard team that faced Galbally and were unlucky to be beaten by 1 try.
Our under 7s had a great win against Cashel with all the lads playing really well. Ciaran O’Dwyer, Aaron Smullen and Harry Butler were particularly effective.
Our under 8s played against Cashel and Galbally and came away with two great victories. All thirteen players played exceptionally well in these two very tough games and the coaches were unwilling to single out any player as the quality of the team work was of such a high standard.
Fethard Bridge Club
2nd Nett: Joan Kelly and Anna Ryan;
1st Gross: Nell Broderick and David O’Meara;
The results of our club night on Wednesday 24th January are:
1st Gross: Nell Broderick and David O’Meara;
1st Nett: Rosemary Lalor and David Abell;
On Wednesday next, 7th February, we play the first round of the Player of the Year competition, which continues for four weeks. Anyone looking for a partner contact Berney Myles at 32038.
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
Joan Hayes, Red City, Fethard;
The three €50 Lucky Dip winners were:
Margaret Phelan, Strylea, Fethard;
Next weeks Jackpot is €9,600 and the Jackpot sellers prize is €960.
Down Your Way
One flew over the cuckoo’s nest
The play tells the story of Randle McMurphy, a small time criminal who feigns insanity to get off a jail sentence. Sent to the state mental institution he comes head to head with Nurse Ratched, a domineering woman who like McMurphy is used to getting what she wants. What follows is a series of events, which disrupts the everyday running of the institution, and turns the lives of the inmates upside down. If you are a drama lover you will love this play which will make you laugh and cry and challenge each emotions. Not to be missed!
Admission is €10. No booking necessary for Cloneen performances, however, if you are going to Source Theatre in Thurles booking is advised at Tel: 0504-90204. All other enquiries to Tel: 086-0834208 or 087-2544229.
Drug Education Evenings
The second evening will take place on Wednesday 31st January at 7.30pm in Leahy Park, Cashel. Notification of the event has been sent to all clubs in the vicinity of Cashel and club managers, selectors, coaches and parents are urged to attend. Details of subsequent drug information evenings will be released soon. With the emergence of alcohol and substance misuse as a core issue for the GAA, the Tipperary County Board deserve immense credit for initiating these Drug Education Evenings. The Tipperary Regional Youth Service, Mid Tipperary Drugs Initiative and the HSE are delighted to be associated with these events and commend the GAA for raising awareness of drug related issues in the area.
Patrician Presentation Secondary School Jottings
American visitor Recently, Mr William Rogers from the famous Drew University in New Jersey USA, spoke with the transition year students as part of his socio-economic doctrinal research. He was particularly interested in the Americanisation of Irish society and the similarities between Irish and American teenagers.
Healthy Lifestyle Week On Monday 29th January, Dr. Julliette O’Sullivan and Ms Marian Toomey (Dental Hygienist) from the South Eastern health Board gave a very interesting presentation to all classes on the relationship between healthy eating and dental hygiene. The presentation involved the examination and analysis of the contents of various snacks and soft drinks commonly popular with teenagers. The seminar was in conjunction with the Healthy Lifestyle Week (29th January- 2nd February) organised by the Sports and SPHE (Social, Personal, Health Education) departments in the school. Dr. O’Sullivan also addressed the Secondary School parents on Monday night.
Open Evening Preparations are in full swing for the school’s Open Evening, which will be held on Monday 5th February from 7pm to 8pm. All senior primary school pupils and their parents are welcome and invited to attend.
Cystic Fibrosis On Thursday 25th January Ms Mandy Quigley and Ms Biddy O’Dwyer spoke to the transition year class. The presentation was very informative. A lot of the students were unaware of Cystic Fibrosis and its prevalence in Ireland. As a follow-up to this presentation, three transition year students will help out with the Cystic Fibrosis Flag Day in Fethard next Friday 2nd February. Your support for this worthy cause would be greatly appreciated.