Saturday 5th January 2008
Carol Singing for Homeless
Fethard Bridge Club
1st Gross: Anna Cooke and Bernie O'Meara;
2nd Gross: Frances Burke and Breda Walsh;
3rd Gross: Gemma Burke and Kathleen Kenny;
4th Gross: Kay St. John and Rita Kane;
5th Gross: Annie O'Brien and Marie Delaney;
6th Gross: Suzanne Opray and Ellen Rochford;
Gross Turkey Prize Winners: Kay St. John and Rita Kane.
Change of Partner Turkey Prize Winners: Gross, Kay St. John and David Abell; Nett, Nell Broderick and Rose Lonergan.
Bridge resumes on Wednesday, 2nd January. Anyone looking for a partner contact Berney Myles at Tel: (052) 32038.
Goal Mile on Christmas Day
The first GOAL mile, which was the brainchild of former GOAL chairperson and international athlete, Noel Carroll, took place in the Phoenix Park, Dublin in 1982. It is now an integral part of Christmas Day in over 55 venues throughout Ireland for people to help those less fortunate than themselves.
GOAL is an international humanitarian agency dedicated to the alleviation of the suffering of the poorest of the poor. It was founded by its Chief Executive, John O’Shea in 1977. GOAL works towards ensuring that the most vulnerable in our world and those affected by humanitarian crises have access to the fundamental needs and rights of life, i.e. food, water, shelter, medical attention and primary education. It is non-denominational, non-governmental and non-political.
Fethard ICA Guild
Fethard GAA Club AGM
Fethard Childcare Committee
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
Group Fitness Classes
Mixed classes and all levels catered for. Over 18s only.
The hunting and hound work was also out of the top drawer. Finding in Knockbordan they ran by the sewage treatment plant across the river to Crean’s bridge. Turning here the fox re-crossed the river and ran through the Abbey Rocks almost to Fethard Co-op. Doing a u-turn here, hounds raced back to Knockbordan. From here Charlie scaled the bounding wall, crossed the road, where they were stopped as their fox ran to Grove Wood which was not being hunted on the day.
The long grove from the Muileannbawn across Grove back avenue to the old Kennels proved blank as did the Kilmaclugh and the Deerpark. Finding again in the small covert near Carrick Cross, hounds simply flew back across the main avenue to Knockbordan hunting through here to the lodge and back to Knockbordan. Giving their pilot no respite here they hunted strongly, proving, if proof was needed, that,
“The fairest music is to hear the hounds,
Out at the far end of Knockbordan they hunted back to where they found. Through here they ran down to the bounding wall at Kiltinan. Clearing this they ran to Kiltinan Castle and doing a u-turn here they ran back to Grove where they checked. The fox had probably crossed the Kilsheelan road here as a couple and half feathered across the road where they opened briefly at Drumdeel. Derry, however, decided to call it a day here at 3.15pm as the young riders remaining and their ponies had more than enough.
Thus ended a great day for the juvenile riders for Tipperary Foxhounds and for the future of hunting.
The Tipperary Foxhounds also had a great run from their meet at Ballydine on Thursday. Finding in Slatefield they ran from here to Mr Joe Ryan’s and on to Clonmochane. Turning here they hunted back to Slatefield and on to Bawnmore. Hunting around Bawnmore for thirty minutes they finally marked this very good fox to ground after a top class run of one hour and forty-five minutes.
As a mark of respect to the Lalor family, the childrens’ meet at Kilcooley on Saturday was cancelled as was the Ballylusky White Heather Harriers’ meet at Loughcopple on Sunday.
The Ballylusky White Heather Harriers meet at Coolbawn at 11am on Sunday 6th January.