Saturday 15th September 2007
Articles for Annual Emigrants’ Newsletter
We also invite individuals to submit their own articles (typed where possible) and photographs as soon as possible. Same can be handed in to Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road, or to Edwina Newport, Newport’s Newsagency, Main Street, Fethard.
Fethard & Killusty Community Council
Trust Golf Classic and Barbecue
Prizes will be presented that night in McCarthys, followed by a charity auction and barbecue. Admission is free and music on the night will be provided by ‘Supernoodles’ from Kilkenny (better known around Fethard by their old name, Back Door).
Once again, many thanks to all those who have given us so much support over the past few years.
Pavarotti at Lonergans
Table Quiz in aid of Africa
On the night there is also a raffle, which includes two very attractive valuable prizes and lots of other smaller prizes. First prize is one year’s membership of Clonmel Park Hotel Leisure Centre, and second prize is two nights bed and breakfast for two people in the Dear Park Hotel, Howth, which includes hot-stone massage at DP Spa.
Fethard Juvenile GAA Club
These young men did their club and trainers proud on the night and gave their supporters a thrilling game of hurling with a great team display of talent and some wonderful individual displays from Alan Lawrence, Ger Maher, Owen Fitzgerald and Ronan Fitzgerald in goal who were all on firing form on the night. Damien Morrissey and Frankie Donovan played their socks off as well and we wish them the very best of luck when they head out against St. Mary's on Monday evening. With the teamwork these young men show every time they play together, we can only wish them luck in going all the way.
Our under-10s played host to Rosegreen at home on Sunday morning of last week with a hurling challenge match and what a delight they were to watch. Some of the younger players were under-8 and with their evident skill and determination we can only look forward to what is in store for the hurling future of Fethard. They were not winners on the day but certainly gave all they had to give and did not let up until the final whistle.
Congratulations to the minor football team on winning the South Final against Ballyporeen on Friday evening of last week. Well done lads and best of luck in the County. Go on Fethard!
Congratulations also to Frankie O'Donovan, The Valley, and Brian Healy, The Green, who both won ‘Player of the Year’ awards with Clerihan Schoolboys Soccer Club for the year 2006/2007. Frankie at under-13s and Brian at under-11s. Well done lads, this is a great achievement.
Knitting Group Resumes
Aerobics with Body Toning
Circuit Classes with Aerobics will commence in Ballingarry Community Hall on Thursday 13th September from 8.30pm to 9.30pm also costing €7. Just bring towel, mat and bottle of water. For further information on any of these classes please contact Esther O’Dwyer (NCEF Fitness Instructor with Occ. First Aid) on Tel: 086 8960369.
Fethard GAA Club News
In Junior A Football our section for second and third place is a play-off. The first game is Commercials against Cahir with the losers playing Fethard for a second or third spot.
Our under-14 A hurlers must be complimented on winning the South Final their fourth title at this grade since 1960.
The St Augustine’s committee are now on the road so please lend your support to this worthy cause. Dance tickets for the Minella Hotel on 26th October are now available at €35 each.
Our Under-21B hurling game is likely to be played w/e 23rd September against Cahir.
The Lotto Jackpot of €6,600 was not won. The numbers drawn were 8, 10, 15 and 19. We had three match three winners of €50 each to: Robert O’Riordan (Cloran Cloneen), Jim Williams (Killusty) and Esther Breen (Barrack St). The €50 Lucky Dip was won by John Nolan (c/o Gus Fitzgerald) Kiltinan.
Killusty Soccer Club Golf Classic
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto Results
Angela Connery, Rathloose, Powerstown;
The €50 Luck Dip winners were:
Next week’s Jackpot continues at €10,000 and the Jackpot sellers prize is €1000.
Augustinian Mission Appeal
Thirty-eight teams participated, in a three ball scramble, they were blessed with glorious sunshine. The winning teams were: 1st Michael Bulfin, Pat Slattery and Aidan Lawless; 2nd Mary Kendrick, Mary Comerford and Paul Kendrick; 3rd Micheál Broderick, John Kelly and Philip Ryan.
The committee are very grateful to all the golfers, businesses and individuals who sponsored a team, green or tee. Thank you to all who gave donations and to those who bought and sold so many tickets. Due to your tremendous generosity hundreds of malnourished children will enjoy a nutritious meal each day.
Last but by no means least, the committee are indebted to Brendan Kenny, Margaret Lawlor and Mark at Slievenamon Golf Club for their help and co-operation.
Fethard Sister Cities Project
“The news we see about Fethard is a joy to read. I know it's been 20 years in the making, but I can't help thinking we are seeing the birth of a new Fethard in the developments outlined.
In a key decision, the rendering plant has been refused permission to locate in the area by the South Tipperary County Council. Fethard’s agricultural and equine environment and economy will be preserved as a basis for future development.
The Walled Towns Day continues to grow as a regional and international draw. How I wish I could have been there to walk the heraldic walk and see the young people pictured with their coats of arms.
That said, I'm going to cut right to the chase the Fethard & Town of Saratoga Sister Cities Project we have one major accomplishment to date which is a formal commitment on both sides to enter into a Sister Cities exchange. I hope we can continue to build on this foundation.
1) We have not yet formally registered with Sister Cities International, and we should do that. The Council has received from Town of Saratoga a hard copy of the portfolio of letters of support and an electronic version of the resolution in favour of the Sister Cities exchange. Is Fethard at a point where they can reciprocate? I know that a number of organizations on the Irish side have expressed interest. Once we begin to have this picture for both sides, we can start to line up organizations with similar interests. I can already see some tandems, for example, Heritage Council and the Irish Walled Town Network = Saratoga National Historical Park; Teagasc = Saratoga County Farm Bureau; Slievenamon Golf Club = Saratoga National Golf Club; Fethard's Equine Group = Cornell Cooperative Extension Equine Program.
I know that the Town of Saratoga is proud to have been mentioned as a Sister Cities partner with Fethard in tourism development in the Fethard.com news story opposing the rendering plant.
The lead community organization for the Sister Cities exchange on the Town of Saratoga side is the Saratoga Chapter of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. The Hibernians are a national organization and a major potential source of tourism. Much of the real work on the Saratoga side of the exchange will be done by the Saratoga Chapter.”