Saturday 1st December 2007
Fethard GAA Club News
The Buster Draw is now in full flight. The Dog Race takes place on 9th December At Clonmel Track with tickets €20 each available from any club member. First Prize is €2000. Thank you for your support.
Our Lotto Jackpot €7,700 was not won. The numbers drawn were 4, 16, 22 and 30. We had two match three winners each receiving €75: Patsy Lawrence (Woodvale Walk Fethard) and Nellie Donovan (Fr Tirry Park Fethard). The €50 Lucky Dip was won by Mary Godfrey (Derryluskin, Fethard). Thanks to Fethard Wholesale Electrical for providing the tickets.
Christmas Concert for Abymill
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
St Vincent de Paul Christmas Help
Parents on social welfare that have a child attending third level college are also invited to contact the society for some help if financial assistance is needed.
Fethard Rugby Club News
Our under-7s & under-8s played two games each against Clanwilliam and Galbally. There was fine tackling skills displayed by the strong Fethard squad and it was great to see newcomers playing alongside seasoned campaigners. We came away with two wins, a draw and one defeat. Both teams played their best ever games this season and were a credit to the club.
Players from both teams were: James O’Connell, Mark Heffernan, Harry Cummins, Connor Vaughan, Patrick Scully, Bailey Grace, William Pratt, Gerard Kavanagh, Peter Wall, Aaron Smullen, Ciaran O’Dwyer, Danny Gleeson, Dale Murphy, Joe Carroll, Joseph O’Connor, Darragh Lynch, Harry Butler, Gavin Ryan, Richard Holohan, Ned Grogan, Jack Ward, Frankie Meagher and Jack Spillane.
The under 9s & 10s played a total of four games throughout the morning against Clanwilliam and Galbally. A fantastic turnout from Fethard provided plenty of rugby, playing Clanwilliam three times, resulting in a win, a draw and a defeat. They then drew three-all against Galbally in what was a good game to watch. Owen Shaw scored his fist try for Fethard. Mark Collins played very well with Michael Gaynor coming back to play a fantastic game following injury. Great play was also seen throughout the matches by Luke Ryan and Jason Ryan with great tackling from Padraig Norton.
The under-11s played their match against Clanwilliam, which was a good game. Cathal Mahoney scored two tries and played well, along with Charlie Carroll’s fine play throughout the match with a try to show, and not forgetting Cathal O’Donnell who had a great match. Unfortunately we lost 4-3 to Clanwilliam but this take nothing from these youngsters who are constantly improving and with plenty of newcomers joining it looks like a bright future for the team.
The under-12s played Galbally in a very close match leaving the spectators delighted with the performance showing real start to finish skill. Both sides defence play was very good including Fethard’s Shane Cleere, Jimmy Feehan, Paul Butler and Robert Horan. In the dieing seconds of the match Shane Cleere went over for the try, which clinched the game for Fethard. We are pleased to see such a great squad of under-12s coming to training on Friday evenings.
Our under 18s travelled to Waterpark and put in another great performance, loosing by the slenderest of margins, in a 23 points to 22 point game. Our feelings are with Shane Kavanagh, who has been consistency itself with his kicking until he missed a simple conversion by his standards to win the game in the last minute. This game, however, was lost in the first 20 minutes when Fethard conceded two early tries to Waterpark.
Their fight-back was very encouraging with Kevin Waltzer running in two tries. William Power also got on the score sheet and Cathal Gorey’s try at the death was just reward for this young man’s fine display. Others prominent on the day for Fethard were Dick Walsh and Darragh Dwyer. This display augers very well for this team’s season ahead.
Christmas Draw Winners
Annual Emigrants Newsletter
Fethard Juvenile GAA
A big thanks to all involved in the Summer Camp which was run a little differently this year and was a great success. To the teams our under 12 footballers went out in the semi final stages to a very good Ardfinnan team that went on to win both south and county titles. The highlight of the year was our under-14s winning the south hurling final against St Mary’s to then been beaten by county champions Loughmore. Losing marginally in the south football final to again county champions, Commercials, the team then capped off the year by winning both the 7-a-side finals. To all involved, keep it up it was a great achievement.
We reached the semifinal stages of the under 16 hurling and on the day luck was not with us, both on and off the field, as we had been badly hit with injury. On a sad note, I pay our respects to families of the friends we lost this year. They have left us with some fond memories and we hope these memories will never be forgotten. I would like to finish by thanking the committee for all the hard work over the year and an extra thanks to Caroline Sheehan our secretary and Ann Fleming our treasurer. I hope I have not forgotten anybody and if I did, I apologise. Looking forward to seeing you all next year and hoping all the work achieved in 2007 will pay greater dividends in 2008.
McCarthy’s Golf Society
Fethard & District Day Care Centre
Died Recently in Canada
Music Scene in Fethard
Aidan Ward excels at Abymill
Aidan has played music from an early age and joined the Pheasant Pluckers on many occasions performing his own songs with a passion that later developed into a gifted ability to document life with great sensitivity. Aidan has his own website www.aidan-ward.com and anyone wishing to purchase his music can get further details on the site or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We wish Aidan every success in the future and one can get a glimpse of his character by reading his following article published in the Fethard & Killusty Newsletter, at the age of 16, entitled ‘A Message To The Old And The Young’.
“Nowadays, we are living in a world where the elderly are being badly treated, mugged, robbed, mocked and humiliated. They have grown to be terrified of the young people today. This is terrible, but it is a fact. I know one case where an elderly man living in our own town admitted being afraid to walk up town when the youngsters are coming out of school, for fear of being pushed or shoved off the footpath. This situation is scandalous.
It is up to us, the young, to prove to the elderly that they are loved, needed, wanted and respected members of our society. After all, we owe them a lot. They have passed down to us our Parish of Fethard and Killusty, our faith, our culture and our traditions. We need to put an end to the maltreatment of our elders by correcting those few who are the cause of it, and make the Parish of Fethard and Killusty a safer place for the elderly to live.
So young people from this day forth, say hello to an old person you see, smile and show them that they need not be afraid. If they are trying to get past you and your friends on the footpath, move back and let them through. Give them any help you can, call in to see them more regularly and by doing these simple things we can ease the terrible fear in the old peoples’ hearts and show them that they are loved.” — Aidan Ward, 9th November 1986.
Coffee Morning for ‘Playing for Life’
Nuncie was one of 37 who recently spent two weeks working with ‘Playing for Life’ in Pallotti parish, Arusha, Tanzania. Playing for live have projects running in Malawi and Tanzania and promote self-development through education, sport and health awareness in third-world countries.
Finding on the plantation, their fox ran at a circle to Skehans and back to covert. Not delaying here this time he ran straight through. Away on the other side he turned right-handed towards Moyglass village. Crossing the road, hounds now hunting well, ran to the last draw on the old railway line to Clonbrogan quarry. Pushing their pilot through here they crossed the road hunting on towards Farranaleen and Fogarty’s where they re-crossed the Clonbrogan road to the Moyglass Silverfort road, which they crossed at Arbour Hill. Running towards Bufanna they wheeled left towards Beechmount. Right-handed here they pushed on towards Knockforla. Short of here this good fox got to ground near the Silverfort-Ballinure road.
This was a cracking hunt of 45 minutes, each starting a check with at least a two and half mile point and probably three miles as hounds ran.
Heading back by Moyglass school hounds finished a good day with a nice hunt from near the New Line by Knockinglass covert. They crossed the Laffansbridge road to the railway line plantation and back again to where they found and then lost him.
With the White Heathers
The Deerpark proved blank and their next fox ran straight to Grove Wood where little could be done. The Ballyluskey White Heather Harriers will meet at Ballyluskey on Sunday, 2nd December, at 11am; and at Ballinard on Sunday, 9th December.