Saturday 22th September 2007
Travelling to Tanzania
Playing for Life is a registered charity and promotes self-development through education, sport & health awareness. Directors are: Tracy Piggott, Paula Murray, Robbie O'Malley, Barney Rock, Peter McCloone and Ossie Kilkenny.
Fethard Players ‘Country Boy’
The play will be staged in the Abymill Theatre from Friday 19th October to Wednesday 24th October (inclusive). Booking at O’Flynn’s Menswear, Burke Street, Fethard, on Mondays to Fridays (closed Thursday) from 10.30am to 12.30pm and from 2.30pm to 5.30pm. Tel: (052) 31254. At other times than above call 087 1338961.
Fethard GAA Club News
In senior football on Saturday last Fethard advanced to contest the South senior final against Moyle Rovers. Our last time was 2005 when we were successful against Carrick Swans. Our last and only meeting since 2000 with Moyle Rovers was in 2002 when on that occasion we won our 27th South title on a scoreline, Fethard 0-13 to Moyle Rovers 0-8.
On Saturday last we were far from impressive in grinding out a victory on a score line, Fethard 0-9, Ardfinnan 0-7, with eight frees all scorable getting away. Lets wish our team the best on Sunday next when we will be going for our 29th South title. The team was: Paul Fitzgerald, Damien Byrne, Michael Aherne, Ian Kenrick, Benny Hahessy, Cian Maher, Glen Burke, Aiden Fitzgerald 0-1, Jamie McCormack 0-1, Eoin Doyle, Stephen O’Donnell, John P Looby 0-2, Willie Morrissey, Brian Coen 0-5 (4f) and Christopher Sheehan. Subs used were Miceál Spillane and Kenneth O’Donnell. The South final takes place this Sunday 23rd September in Clonmel at 3.30pm.
In Junior A Football we await the result of Commercials and Cahir for our next match.
Our Lotto Jackpot €6,700 was not won. We had no match three winners so the following tickets drawn won €30 each: Jim Williams (Killusty), Megan Coen (The Green, Fethard), Danny Kane (Kerry St), Nicky O’Shea (Tullow) and Brian Coen (Killusty). The €50 Lucky Dip was won by Liam McCarthy (Coolmoyne).
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Fethard Ladies Football Club
Mark Tynan of MMT Construction kindly presented a set of jerseys to the club which was very much appreciated and will be of great benefit to the club. Thanks to the following people who presented medals for the blitz: O’Riordan’s Ironworks, O’Meara Roofing, Thomas McCarthy and Michael Ryan. Refreshments were supplied by Mrs Noreen McCarthy. Thanks to all who helped in any way.
Fethard Juniors played Moyne Templetuohy in Moyne Templetuohy on Sunday evening in the Junior C Championship. The girls had a very easy victory in this event. Next game is due to take place this coming weekend.
Fethard Bridge Club
1st Gross: Nell Broderick and Ellen Rochford;
2nd Gross: Tony Hanrahan and David Abell;
1st Nett: Anne Connolly and Annie O’Brien;
2nd Nett: Kathleen Kenny and Breda O’Grady.
On Wednesday 3rd October we play for the Free Sub Gross and the following Wednesday, 10th October, we play for the Free Sub Nett. We hope to see all our members back by then. Anyone looking for a partner please contact Berney Myles at 32038.
Fethard Juvenile GAA Club
The Under-16s still have a few matches to play and have reached the south quarterfinal of their championship bid. We wish them the very best of luck. Match results and report will be printed when games have been played.
The Under-10s took part in the centenary celebrations that took place over the weekend in Monroe. A great day was had and a very young under-10 team took part in a football blitz. They were not to be winners on the day but certainly put on a wonderful display of football. Thanks to Monroe for their hospitality.
Help For The Homeless
A large crowd attended the prize giving ceremony, where Fethard’s Alice Leahy, the co-founder of Trust, handed out the prizes. Alice spoke of how the charity is now over thirty years in operation and needed even more support now than when it was founded. Despite our booming economy, Alice noted that she had homeless people from eleven countries seeking help at her door last week. The marginalized in our society need her help more and more each year. Thus it was heartening to see so many people selflessly putting their hands in their pockets to help out.
The evening finished with a barbecue with music provided by the excellent ‘Supernoodles’ (formerly known as Back Door) band from Kilkenny. The committee would like to thank all of those who helped make the event such a success. It is gratifying to note that every penny of the funds raised will go directly into day-to-day use and not get eaten up by administration or high tech offices. If people want to know more about Trust, they can look up their website at www.trust-ireland.ie
Annual Emigrants’ Newsletter Articles
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.
Group Fitness Classes
Napier Family Information
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto Results
Lisa Williams, 17 Woodvale Walk, Fethard;
The €50 Luck Dip winners were:
Next week’s Jackpot continues at €10,000 and the Jackpot sellers prize is €1000.
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Gormley and Hunting The Thin End of the Wedge
Is this the beginning of the Green party pushing their agenda on Fianna Fail, and the country? This smacks of the Green Party (with John Gormley at the helm) promoting their internal priorities in incremental steps. Since going into government, the Green Party have been working on their policies, with John Gormley emphasising at every step the Green Party policy matters relating to the environment and other policy. What will be next for the Minister and his Party? While Minister Gormley’s position directly relates to the countryside, agriculture, and the rural population, he is woefully out of touch with the tradition and pride associated with these sports, which are not intended to cause harm to animals and are a wonderful family activity.
Tom Hayes said publicly in a Dáil debate: “Everybody is opposed to the mistreatment of animals, regardless of the side of the debate they are on, or the part of the country in which they live. I love what is good in rural Ireland, whether it is coursing, hunting hares, beagling or whatever, and I believe there is a strong agenda to stop those sports.”
Will the Green Party slowly work on this agenda, and where will we stand at the finish line if this unstable coalition lasts a full five years in government? For further information, please contact Tom Hayes on 087 8105016.
Patrician Presentation Secondary School News
Congratulations to Fethard minor team who won a double in defeating Ballyporeen in football with tremendous performances from Adrian Lawrence and Declan Doyle. In hurling they defeated Carrick Swan in Kilsheelan, scoring 4-6 in the last fifteen minutes. The under-14s also had a magnificent South Championship victory over St. Mary’s.
Special congratulations to Sarah Hayes who is currently training with the Irish National Junior Volleyball team. This is evidence of the high standard of volleyball skills in the school.
Congratulations also to all our Junior Certs on their wonderful results. We wish them success in the senior cycle of our school.
Best wishes and farewell to 2nd Year pupil, Xuan Wyatt, as she embarks on a new stage of her life in San Francisco. Xuan was a very popular pupil and participated fully in all school activities while attending the school. Au revoir!
News from ‘An Ghaeltacht’
Ida Carroll immersed herself in the language culture and traditions of the West Kerry Gaeltacht, spending three great weeks in Baile an Fhirtéaraigh. Gráinne Horan, the beneficiary of GAA sponsorship, attended Coláiste na Mumhan in Ballingeary, West Cork, improving further her Irish language skills. Gráinne was able to benefit from many sports activities all conducted through the medium of Irish. Jean Anglim, Katie Coen and Rebecca Fogarty headed southwards to Glanmire Irish College for an intensive two-week course.
Well done to one and all: “Tús maith, leath na hoibre” and of course we hope “Gurb é seo an tosach agus nárb é seo an deireadh . . .!