Thursday 7th January 2010
Best of luck to Una Shanahan, Eamon Horan and Julie Kennedy who will take part in the semifinal of the All Ireland Public Speaking Competition on this Saturday at 8pm at the Horse and Jockey Hotel. All welcome to attend. Congratulations to Noel Clancy who will appear on TG4’s Firm Factor next week.
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The weather on Friday was somewhat better but far from ideal. Due to heavy overnight frost, moving-off time was put back one hour to 12 noon. First draw at Rathvin provided a fox from the Fort that ran back over the Ballybough Road to Daly Fuels where he crossed the road at the Railway Bridge and the river to Monroe where they lost him. From the back of the gallops at Rathvin they hunted down to the Old Railway line. At Kelly’s stables the fox did a u-turn, ran back to a small pit near the avenue and to ground. Out of the main covert at Rocklow they hunted towards Powers Wood and to ground at Crehane’s Grove. The Fir Trees at Black’s Bridge proved blank. From Ballyvaden Fort a fox ran a small circle back to the fort and to ground. Finding in Powers Wood following good hound work in the covert at the Ballyvaden end. After a short, sharp run he got to ground in O’Connor’s. Due to the last start it was now 3.15pm and it was decided not to draw Ardsallagh. A very wise decision, in hindsight, as the temperature was dropping sharply and the high ground by the Coolmoyne Road was even then rock hard. On the comparatively short runs the field of fifty-five riders enjoyed plenty of jumping and some good gallops throughout a busy day.
With the White Heathers
Just in Passing Time
A decade is a period of ten years. Okay. So the noughties decade, as it was known, commenced on 1st January 2001. Right. Therefore there was one year of the decade completed on 31st December 2001; second year 31st December, 2002, etc. That meant that on 31st December 2009 there was but nine years of the decade gone, not ten. The ten years of the noughties decade, we maintain, will not be reached until 31st December this year, 2010. That the media are twelve months too soon, crediting baby Hennessey being the first baby of the new decade, for twenty-eight seconds is not a year. By that reckoning the powers that be made the same mistake when the new millennium, which they stated started at midnight on December 31st 1999. If the millennium ended 31st December 2000, and the new millennium began on the 1st January 2001, which is correct, then the decade of the 00's is 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and doesn't end until 31st December 2010. We rest our case.
A Christmas Tale
The young gossoon then steered his car over Watergate bridge, a white car of the little boy racer variety, and turned down by the fortified walls of the old town. It looked like he was going to spin his car on the frosty grass, in the manner of other grass churners in recent times, but halted, realizing that the two citizens were watching his prowess. Instead, he reversed his car to the parking area by the wall, opened the door and shoved his arm in the air with his middle finger pointing skyward, and then bleated, “take a picture . . . it’ll last longer!”
Then he moved his car off again, re crossing the bridge and passing the two gentlemen, once again in great haste, perhaps to build up speed to get his feeble powered jalopy up the hill.
Once the youth had passed, the two citizens pondered his gesture and realized that the thoughtful young charmer was pointing his finger upwards to admire the frosty scene across the rooftops in the town. So one went and got his camera and took a picture of the tranquil scene. And indeed it is lasting a long time. It will probably outlast the racing boy if he keeps driving in this manner!
Local golf club has one of the largest membership base in Ireland Slievenamon Golf Club has one of the largest membership base of any golf club in Ireland. Many of these members are from outside Tipperary and give valuable income to local B&Bs, Hotels and associated businesses by staying overnight when playing the course and the club is also an invaluable commodity committed to supporting the local community and employing local people.
Fairways Restaurant is managed by Chris Telford, a chef of many years experience, who has also successfully ran the 10th Tee Burger Bar in Mount Juliet for the past number of years. Chris is ably assisted by Kaija Caulfield, who combines her years of experience with her qualifications in hotel and catering management to ensure the highest standards of customer service are in operation throughout the restaurant, which has an extensive and varied menu available both for lunches and a la carte, a large portion of which is sourced locally. It is open for lunch seven days a week, a la carte menu on Saturday evenings or any evening for a group booking of eight or more. Special offers are currently available; contact 052-6132213 for further details. Bunkers Bar is managed by well known local man John Lonergan, assisted by his son Conor and daughter Rachel, and the bar is noted for its friendly atmosphere in cosy surrounding and for the prices, which are very competitive, to say the least.
Both Fairways Restaurant and Bunkers Bar have catered for many occasions over the years, and is an ideal venue for anyone from the area who has an event coming up, be it a birthday, communion, confirmation or any other social function, including conference or small wedding, due in no small part to the extensive free parking facilities available.
If there is a group or society of ten or more, you can partake in a game of golf, a mixed grill and a pint of beer or soft drink, all for only €25. Again contact 052-6132213 for details.
The management and staff of Slievenamon Golf Club, Fairways Restaurant and Bunkers Bar thank their patrons for their support over the years and look forward to your continued support for this local business in the future and wish everyone a very Happy New Year.
Fethard Senior Citizens' Club