FETHARD NOTES ARCHIVE
Thursday 7th November 2013
Fethard Players celebrate 100 years of amateur drama
The present Fethard Players had their roots in the Fethard Dramatic Society, which was formed in 1913, and continued on since under the titles of The Sodality Players, The Tirry Players, and since 1940, The Fethard Players.
This year’s production ‘Miss Rose White’ is set in 1940s New York and a tale of the relationship between two sisters. Rose White is a Jewish woman who changes her name to appear far removed from her Polish heritage. She longs to climb the ladder of success in the large department store where she works. Years ago, her mother and sister had to remain in Poland and were subsequently sent to concentration camps. Good news arrives. The sister is alive and, at last, coming to America. When she enters the country, she is much changed. Rose is forced to share her apartment with a virtual stranger. In time, they slowly warm to each other in this well-written, moving production produced by Austin O’Flynn.
Fethard Town Wall conservation works receive grant of €10,000
Information Evening at Patrician Presentation Secondary School
Principal, Mr Michael O’Sullivan, is looking forward to showing those attending the facilities available and answering any questions that intending pupils may have.
Tipperary Foxhounds opening meet in Fethard
First fox found at Leahy’s bridge was quickly caught after a short sharp run across the river to the Cashel-Fethard road. The pack, which seem to be very sharp, also accounted for their second fox from Ballybough.
The rest of the afternoon may be described as a typical opening day’s hunting. Hounds were kept quite busy all day through Rocklow, Rathcoole, Annesgift, Ballyvaden and Powers Wood. While no great runs of time and distance were enjoyed nevertheless, the hunting was probably more than enough for obviously unfit early season riders and horses.
Compliments to Wendy Donegan and Jane Farrell on the production of an excellent 2014 Tipperary Hunt calendar. Copies at €10 may be obtained by contacting Wendy on 087 7563653 or Jane on 087 2481195. — (EAN)
Successful Sports & Neuromuscular Therapist locates business in Fethard
Cathy, a Sports & Neuromuscular Therapist, has recently relocated her established business to the former Newport's Shop on Main Street. We wish Cathy, and Loughmore Castleiney, continued success in the future.
Rosaries for the Holy Souls during November
Social Dancing at Fethard Ballroom
St. Vincent De Paul help for Christmas
Fethard ICA talk on Christmas flower arrangements
One-day ‘Twitter’ workshop at Clonacody
Many Irish business have yet to realize the full potential of Twitter. Follow my blog for tips and advice or give me a call or email. ‘Tweetinggodess’ will show first hand how Twitter works and teach practical tips to get you tweeting straight away! Fun and interactive! As seen on RTE One! ‘She’s the Business’ and ‘Dragons Den’. Winner of the #Tweetieinspire award.
Killusty Soccer Club moonlight walk
Hospice Coffee Morning
Free Dietician Clinic
The club did extremely well in All-Ireland Impromptu Debating final held in Cavan, proposing that ‘Woman are superior to men’ which made for an interesting debate. Unfortunately, we were beaten by the outright winners, Castlerea Macra, Co. Roscommon. Well Done to Anne Marie, John, Triona and Michael.
For a great night at the dogs we are holding ‘Racing for Macra’ evening on November 30. Please buy your tickets from Slievenamon Macra members at €10 each and this will help support our club.
New Members are always welcome to our club. Contact John K 086 1040082 or check us out on Facebook.
Juvenile GAA Club’s AGM
We would like to take this opportunity to both say well done to all our children and recognize the improvements in skill they have achieved from year to year, they are the future of the club and the future looks bright. To all parents we send out an open welcome to both our AGM and our club. It is a great place to be involved with the children and other parents, making memories for the future.
The club would like to wish Joedy Sheehan a quick and successful recovery after a serious operation on his knee. This year, both when available to play or when injured, Joedy was always part of the team and club, we look forward to his return to playing in the future.
Jump Start Games on Tuesdays
We invite anyone who would like to join us to drop in for an hour or so of light competition mixed with a great social atmosphere and cup of tea to recharge the batteries afterwards. If you would like any further information on Go For Life games, please contact South Tipperary Sports Partnership on 062 64783 or email@example.com.
John Spillane returns to play at Crocanoir
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The three following ‘Lucky Dip’ winners won €50 each: Brian Sheehy, Garrinch, Fethard; Sheila O'Sullivan, Main Street, Fethard; and Jimmy Connolly, Main Street, Fethard.
Remember you can purchase your lotto ticket online at fethard.com. Buy seven weekly tickets and get one free! Check on the website for lots of special offers. Next week’s draw takes place on Wednesday, November 6. The Jackpot is €5,950 and the Jackpot seller’s prize is €595. All proceeds go towards community work in Fethard.
Fethard Bridge Club
On November 6, we play the first round of the ‘Player of the Year’ competition and November 13 is our charity night. Anyone looking for a partner contact Berney Myles 6132038.
Fethard Sports Lotto Jackpot won!
We had one lucky dip winner who was Mary McCormack Kerry Street, Fethard. Next week’s draw will take place on Tuesday, November 5, with our jackpot starting again at €2,000. Thanks again to all that support the lotto.
Fethard & District Rugby Club
With a strong wind behind them Fethard pilled on the pressure and were awarded by two fine penalties by Doyler. Fethard were dominating exchanges now and when Nicko Hoynes broke for the line a certain try looked on but his pass to J.R. McGrath went forward and the chance was gone. Bohs got down the field and after what seemed about fifty phases they eventually got over for a try which they converted to leave the final score 13 all. A good performance by this young Fethard team and some great displays by some new players like Jimmy Pollard, Kevin Pollard and the very solid Luke Keating. Next week we play Kilfeacle away at 1pm on Sunday.
Fethard U15s played their second league game having had a good victory over Waterford City in the first one, the opposition this time was hot favourites Waterpark. Fethard very slow to start and allowed the visitors in for two soft tries. We really got going then and played much of the game in their 22 and some great back play from Jack Hayes Jack Kealy and Jack Dolan saw the Ross McCormack cross for a fine try which Josef O’Connor converted. Indeed it was the lively scrum-half who scored the next try and converted. It was game on now and waterpark were driven back by the relentless rucking of Ned Grogan, David McCormack, Jack O’Rourke and Harry Butler. The game could have gone either way but Waterpark were deserving winners by 27-17. Fethard can be very proud of their performance, Some of the lads who came up from the U14 were brilliant like Joey Carroll Patrick Scully, Padraig Harrington and were led by players like Jack Grace, Mark Heffernan and Richard Holohan.
Fethard Mini's Rugby hosted neighbours Cashel and Clanwilliam last Sunday morning and a dry morning ensured fine conditions. U7s were supported in great numbers allowing us to field two teams on the day. The squads played two games each and showed their training to good use when they put great scores on the board courtesy of Troy Delaney, Shane Ryan and Sean Fitzgerald. Not to be outdone, Lee Delaney with Adam Ruttle also recorded tries, with great passing and tagging from Sam Wyse, Conor Danaher and Harry O'Toole.
Our other U7 squad also scored plenty of tries with Charlie Walsh storming through with Gavin Neville and Pairic O'Connor, ably assisted with great passing and support from Sammy Laaksonen, Sam Austin, Bill Smith. Noah O'Flynn stormed through on occasions to score with great recycling from Codi Grogan.
U8s had tough competition from Clanwilliam and Cashel in their games, but did not shy away with fine runs from Padraig Duggan to set up Andrew Wall with plenty of tries, followed by Oisín Ryan tough rucking with solid passing, tackling and ball carrying from Brian Hayes. Newcomer Darragh Linnane proved a fine asset to the team and worked well with his teaming supporting continually.
U9s met a strong team in Clanwilliam who ended up 4 tries to 3 which were scored by Jack Quinlan, Mark Neville and Michael Corcoran, ably assisted by great rucking from Louis Ryan, Tom Smyth, Mark Neville, Joseph O'Flynn and Luke Ryan. There was fantastic support and passing from Anna Quigley, Clodagh Foley and newcomer Jake Coen. Fethard then went on to beat Cashel 4-2 tries scored by Tomas Ryan, Padraig O'Dwyer, Jack Quinlan and William Cleere. All played extremely well.
Fethard U10s had a very disappointing turnout for a home game against Clanwilliam and Cashel. For the boys that did turn up they put in a great display in securing two draws. Great tries by Ben Ruttle, Michael Long, Michael Ryan, Conor Neville and Jack Cleere. Apt support play and driving forward was witnessed from by Luke Dolan and James McCormack. This has the makings of a very fine team. Hope to see all the U10s at training next Friday night.
Fethard U11s had an exciting morning’s rugby was served up to the parents of Fethard Cashel and Clanwilliam on Sunday last. Our first game was against our closest neighbour Cashel, who emerged victorious by a single try. The final whistle came a bit too soon for our lads who seemed to take some time to get into their mojo. We started as we would of liked against Clanwilliam a fast game to say the least. Fethard took the spoils in this game, all levels of the game were improved in this match.
A break in the weather saw the sun shine on Fethard as the U12s took on Clanwilliam in what was always going to be a close game. Both teams were fresh back from their sterling efforts in Bruff last weekend though Fethard still suffered from a shortage of numbers Clanwilliam brought a decent sized squad.
The game started with a fine individual score from Eabha Fitzgerald which perhaps gave her team mates some misplaced confidence because Clan came back hard and fast. Despite solid defence work and tackling from Angus MacDonald and Eoin Walsh Clan started to put scores on the board. The Fethard pack, again missing players and so of a makeshift arrangement, stood up well at the scrums and had the better of the line-outs, Sam Quigley-O'Dwyer has a fine throw and is hooking well. Mathew Burke is becoming an attacking force to be reckoned with and the temporary second row of Mathew Gleeson and Ryan Walsh stole ball, rucked and mauled with aplomb. Mark McCormack, at scrum-half worked what ball he got out to the backs where Iain Harrington used it well, his kicks when they came were accurate and clean, his passing much improved. Cathal Ryan and Tom Hayden carried bravely and threw their bodies into defence but sadly were not given the opportunity to show what they do best when given the ball and run with it. Fethard with a depleted squad were always on the defensive and although they broke out occasionally and gave us glimpses of their running and handling, scoring enough to be respectable: it was Clan that emerged on top by a point or two.
Thank you all so much to all the wonderful cakes and sandwiches parents kindly provided on Sunday. Furthermore, a huge thanks for all the help in the kitchen providing refreshments after the matches. It makes a real difference and your support is greatly appreciated.
Next week training as normal on Friday evening from 6.45pm to 8pm or all Minis from 5 years up to U12s. Match on Sunday at home, November 10, for the three older minis squads of U10s, U11s and U12s against Waterpark and Kilkenny.