Saturday 17th. Feburary 2007
Community Field Clubhouse Development
Submissions are been forwarded to the relevant agencies including lotto to obtain funding for the clubhouse. However, to obtain such funding 30% of the overall budget be in our possession before any application can even be considered.
A limited draw will be launched this weekend with tickets at €100 and with prize money of €20,000. This is a great opportunity to support a local community initiative and thereby supporting the young people in our town and surrounding areas. Contact Jimmy O’Sullivan Tel: (052) 32111, John Hurley, Paul Kavanagh, Liam Hayes, Fintan Rice, Pat O’Donnell or Sean Devaney. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Fethard Juvenile GAA Club
We would like to wish our outgoing chairman, Tommy Sheehan, the very best of luck and thank him for the hard work and commitment that he has put into the Juvenile Club. Tommy no doubt will still be a very active member within the club.
The club would like to wish John Hurley the very best for the coming year. He has the sound support of a hard working committee. John is no stranger to the Juvenile club and the best of luck to you.
Training times, selectors and trainers will be finalised by the next meeting due to be held soon. Parents and children will be well informed of these times and names shortly. Here’s to a great and successful year in the Juvenile Club
Fethard Ladies Football Club AGM
The death has occurred on Mrs Margaret 'Peggy' O'Neill, Rosegreen, formerly of Congress Terrace, Fethard. Interment took place in Rosegreen.
Fethard & Killusty Community Games
Events usually associated with the area are: u/10 mixed GAA, u/11 Hurling, u/12 Soccer, u/13 and u/15 Indoor Soccer, u/12 Girls GAA u14 Camogie u/11 Rugby which can be boys, girls or mixed u/11 and u/14 Tag Rugby teams must have two girls on pitch at all times, and boys and girls volleyball. All mentors are please asked to contact the community games office at 052 31906 to inform them if they have teams for any of these events.
The games also cater for u/10, 12 and 14 Draughts, boys girls or mixed and also u/12 and u/16 chess and, of course, the u/14 juvenile quiz. Unless the teams are there and there are someone to look after them then they will not be entered. So please let us know as soon as possible.
The County Final of the u/14 table quiz will take place in the Presentation Convent Thurles on Friday 23rd March. County Final of the Art and Model Making Competition will take place in Fethard ballroom on Saturday 31st March. Closing date for entries at local level is 15th March. Entry fee €2. Details regarding Judo, Cycling, Swimming etc. will be given later. All enquiries to games office.
Fethard Community Youth Project
Fethard Foróige Club The Fethard Foróige Club had its registration evening last Friday 9th February, the Foróige Club is a fun activity based club run by young people for young people under the supervision of adults. The club still has places left for any young person interested in joining. It will run every Friday evening from 7pm to 8.30pm in the I.C.A Hall. The leaders of the Foróige Club would like to thank the I.C.A for the use of the Hall. Please feel free to come along this Friday to see what it’s all about. Any queries please contact Nicola on 086 4073053 or Suzie on 086 2485977.
Volunteers The Fethard Community Youth project is continuously looking for adults to volunteer some of their spare time to help run its clubs. The amount of time an adult wishes to give is totally up to them. It is a great way to learn some new skills and have fun in the meantime. Remember the success of this project in Fethard depends on active participation from all of the community. So if you feel that you could give some of your time to the project please come along to the leader information evening on Tuesday 20th February in the Tirry Community Centre at 8pm.
Transition Years Soccer League Over the next month the Fethard Community Youth Project Transition Year’s Club will be getting involved in a short soccer league. The competitors will include Killenaule Secondary school transition year students and the Badgers Soccer Club. They will play on Wednesdays over the month of February, if any club feels they would be up to the challenge please get in touch with the Project.
For any information on any the above please contact Suzie O’Shea on Tel: 086 2485977
Fethard GAA Club News
In the Minor Football County League on Sunday last, 11th February, our team gave a great spirited performance in Fethard winning on a scoreline, Fethard 1-6, Golden Kilfeacle 1-5. With a never say die attitude we look forward to a year ahead of some good matches. Team: B. Walsh, T. O’Connell, A. Lawrence, M. Fitzgerald, E. O’Connell, A. O’Connor, M. Fleming, C. Sheehan, D. Doyle, D. Tobin, A. Donovan, M. Fleming, K. Ryan, T. Condon, T. Sheehan. Sub was D Prout for T Sheehan (35min). Our next game is on 25th February away to Ballyporeen.
We played an under 21 B football challenge last Saturday, 10th February, in preparation for the championship. This was a good work-out as we expect to be out again on weekending 25th February.
Fethard Athletic Club
If you are playing other sports, athletics is an excellent way of improving fitness levels and for those who don't participate in any other activities it is a very simple and effective way of achieving fitness. We train in a relaxed and happy atmosphere and adults and parents are always welcome to join in the training activities with their children. We cater for all levels of fitness and ability.
On a separate note, we are always on the lookout for volunteers to assist us in any way at all in the running of the club but especially by helping supervise the younger athletes at the training sessions each Monday and Wednesday evening. Anybody who feels they might be willing to help can be provided with training if required. For any further details contact Mary (31982), Cora (30958) or Fintan (31670).
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Fethard & Killusty Community Lott0
The three €50 Lucky Dip winners were:
Joan Gleeson, Knockelly, Fethard;
Next weeks Jackpot is €9,900 and the Jackpot sellers prize is €990.
Patrician Presentation Jottings
Skiing Trip On Friday 16th February a large group of students from 2nd to 5th Year are heading to Lavarone, Italy. They will enjoy skiing, snow-boarding, tobogganing and they will also visit Verona. The group will be accompanied by teachers, Ms Marian Gilpin, Mr Michael Leonard, Ms Marie Maher and Mr Noel Maher. They return from the trip on Thursday 22nd February. We wish them all a safe and enjoyable trip.
Dail na nÓg Congratulations to J.P. McGrath, a transition year student, who was elected as on of the Dail na nÓg representatives from South Tipperary. He will represent the views of young people in South Tipperary and especially in Fethard at the Dail na nÓg, which will be held in Croke Park on Saturday 17th February.
Open Evening Many thanks to all who helped out with the school’s Open Evening on Monday 5th February. The Open Evening was a great success with a large attendance from Fethard and the surrounding parishes.
Visitor from the Garda Depot On Wednesday 14th February, Sgt. Michael O’Riordan from the Garda Depot in Templemore will give a presentation to the transition year students on the career of a Garda. Sgt. O’Riordan is a past pupil of the school and we welcome him back to his alma mater.
The School Shop The transition year students have opened a school shop for the remainder of the school year. They will stock the shop themselves with their own capital investment. Any profit made from the venture will be split among the company members.
Noticed in passing
Come on Steve!
With the White Heathers
With the lengthening days now with us Donie drew on until almost 5pm. A further four foxes were found over a very wide area stretching down to Baptistgrange graveyard but each one was marked to ground after very short runs. Such are the fortunes of hunting.
The White Heathers meet Sunday next, 18th February, at Cappagh Cross, Cloneen, and at Ballingarry on Sunday 25th February.
The committee are currently promoting their annual end of season draw. Subscriptions are €5. Those wishing to support may do so through any member of the committee.