Saturday 26th March 2005
Damage to Trees
The death has occurred in Birmingham of Ms Eileen Murphy, formerly of Sparagoleith, Fethard. Interment took place in Birmingham.
The death has occurred on March 22nd of Mr Paddy Ryan (Little Paddy), Tirry Park, Fethard. Interment took place in Calvary Cemetery.
The death has occurred on March 23rd of Mrs Alice Keane, Knockelly and Fr. Tirry Park, Fethard. Interment took place at Peppardstown Cemetery.
Helicopter Hi Jinks
The mystery pilot, wearing a red woolly hat, jumped out with his dogs and ran off into the woods nearby. The young pilot retrieved his machine. He has quietly been making investigations into the incident. He cannot be named as he could loose his license if the Aviation Authority found out that he left the helicopter without first closing down the engine.
If anybody knows anything about the incident or knows the man with the dogs who can fly a helicopter he would be interested in the information. The pilot continued his exercise that day, and once he had determined that no damage had been done by the rogue pilot, flew off over Lakefield.
Community Games Art and Model Making
Girls Under 8: (1st) Aine Proudfoot, (2nd) Cassandra Needham, (3rd) Megan McCarthy. Girls Under/10: (1st) Jennifer Rice, (2nd) Aobh O’Shea, (3rd) Emma Hayes.
Girls Under/12: (1st) Faye Manton, (2nd) Jane Holohan, (joint 3rd) Nicole Looby and Evie O Sullivan.
Girls Under/14: (1st) Laura Rice, (2nd) Katie O’Shea, (joint 3rd) Jane Kenny and Bridget O’Reilly.
Boys Under/8: (1st) Alex O’Donovan, (2nd) Eoin O’Donovan, (3rd) Conor Mackey Boys Boys Under/10: (1st) Donal Walsh, (2nd) Charlie Manton, (3rd) Eoghain Hurley.
Boys Under/12: (1st) Louis Rice, (2nd) Michael Smyth, (3rd) Brian Delahunty.
Boys Under/14: (1st) Joseph Thompson.
Model Making Boys U/14: (1st) Gerry Horan, (2nd) Mark Fogarty.
There were strong family ties in the Art competition with the Rice family, Everardsgrange having a treble with Jennifer, Louis and Laura all winning gold and the two qualifiers in the boys under 8 were first cousins, Alex O’Donovan, Moanbeg, and Eoin O’Donovan, The Valley. The first two in each event qualify the county final which will take place in Fethard Ballroom on Saturday 2nd April at 1pm. Entry fee is €2 each which much be paid to local secretary before start of competition.
Enquiries to secretary, Bernard Feery, at Tel: 052 31023. Bernard has now compiled the schedule of games for the county finals of the Indoor Soccer event which will take place just down the road at the Monroe Complex over two weeks, April 14th and 21st.
Fethard U/13 boys will play Clerihan in match three at approx 7.15pm on 14th April, and Fethard U/15 boys play Clerihan at 6.45pm on 21st April. All finals will be completed on 21st April. All areas taking must pay a fee of €10 per team to pay for the cost of the complex.
Fethard and Killusty Community Games Committee would like to express their sincere sympathy to chairman, Joe Keane, and his family, on the recent death of his mother, Mrs. Alice Keane, Fr. Tirry Park, who was buried on Good Friday in Peppardstown. May she rest in peace.
Fethard Ladies Football Club
Fethard Juvenile GAA
All membership fees are now overdue and can be given to any of our team managers. Well done to the Fethard minors on their win against Ballingarry last weekend. Training for under/6s, 8s and 10s will commence on Saturday, 9th April, new faces welcome. Hurling training will also start shortly for all teams.
Results of the Easter raffle are as follows: 1st prize, Delores Shelly, Woodvale Walk, Fethard; 2nd, seller Ronan Fitzgerald; 3rd, Michael O’Dwyer. Thanks to all who supported us. Next meeting of all committee members will take place on Thursday, 7th April, at 8pm in the Tirry Centre.
Our sympathy is extended to the Keane family, St Patricks Place, and to the family of Paddy Ryan, on their recent bereavements.
Fethard GAA Club News
The Minor B Football South Championship started on Easter Saturday when we played Ballingarry in Killenaule and came away with a win, Fethard 2-7 (1-3), Ballingarry (0-3) 1-7. This year it is played on a league system with five matches to play in the B section. On Saturday last we had an outstanding performance from Christopher Sheehan who had a personal tally of 2-3 (0-2 frees), with Thomas Gilpin scoring 0-1, Declan Doyle 0-2 (1f), and Liam O’Brien (0-1f). The team on the night was: Glen O’Meara (Strylea), James Smyth (Strylea), Liam Ryan (Slievenamon Close), Alan O’Connor (St. Patricks Place), David Prout (Derryluskin), Connie O’Flynn (Rathkenny), Niall Hayes (Cashel Rd), Liam O’Brien (Rosegreen Rd), Richard Gorey (Jesuit Walk), Peter Gough (St. Patricks Plc), John Leahy (Derryluskin), Stephen O’Meara (The Valley), Declan Doyle (Strylea), Thomas Gilpin (The Valley), Christopher Sheehan (Woodvale Walk). Subs were: Cathal Gorey (Jesuit Walk), Aaron O’Donovan (The Valley), and James Darcy (Killusty). Our next game is against St Patricks Gaels.
Fethard Junior B Team continued in the County League with a game played in Fethard on Easter Sunday. On this occasion we went down on a scoreline, Fethard 0-10, to Ballylooby /Castlegrace 1-11, who were stronger, fitter and more accurate in taking their chances. Our Team was: Glen O’Meara, Connie O’Flynn, Shane Walsh, Diarmuid Burke, James Smyth, Darren O’Meara, Mike Kelly, Brian Burke, Jamie McCormack, Brendan Brett 0-7 (5f), Kevin O’Donnell 0-2, Shane Aylward, Paul Kenrick 0-1f, John Fitzgerald and John Hanrahan. Subs used were: Philly Croke, Ronan O’Meara and Philly Blake. Our next game in this competition is away to St Patricks on weekending 10th April.
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto Results
Gussie Slattery, Kilnockin, Fethard
The three €50 Lucky Dip winners were:
Greta O'Dwyer, Red City, Fethard
Cathy O'Brien, c/o Annie O'Brien, Main Street, Fethard
Carmel Shine, St. Patrick's Place, Fethard
Next weeks Jackpot remains at €10,000 and the Jackpot sellers prize is €1,000.
Fethard & Killusty London Reunion
Cheltenham's Dinner for Jimmy
Cheltenham without Jimmy Ryan? Not possible I hear you cry. Well sadly it happened this year. Even the hotel staff missed him! He may not have been there physically but he was first and foremost in a lot of people’s minds. I was there for the four days and I never met anyone who didn't either know him personally or who had not heard of him and many regrets were expressed at his absence. Exchanging pleasantries at the bar with complete strangers, several said, “We're from … and before you ask, yes, we did know The Buck.” Such was his notoriety and a fitting tribute to him!
Sixty of his close friends attended the memorial Mass on Wednesday morning in the Queen’s Hotel during which a priest, who frequently bantered with Jimmy, said “Let’s say a prayer to Our Lady to look after him - after all she was a woman and we all know how Jimmy liked the women!” A lighter moment in what was a sad occasion.
Dinner on Wednesday evening was attended by 44 people - a number which could easily have been tripled but space in the Queen’s was at a premium during the Festival and many people were unable to take part due to lack of space.
A PowerPoint presentation ran showing moments captured with Jimmy - always in his favourite position - standing at the bar with a pint and the dinner menu, especially printed in his honour, showed him in full colour propped up at McCarthy’s (where else!) and on the back page with ‘Rock of Gibraltar’ at Coolmore.
Jimmy’s favourite Irish Ballads were played during the evening. The following morning began with: “My wife says I was out of order last night and that I owe everyone an apology …” Jimmy couldn’t have said it better himself !
The Well Golf Society
The results are as follows:
Killusty Soccer Club
Fethard Bridge Club
1st Gross: Teresa Cummins and Alice Quinn
2nd Gross: Kay St. John and Rita Kane
1st Nett: Annie O’Brien and Marie Delaney
2nd Nett: Ann and Sean O’Dea
On Wednesday next, 6th April, we play the first round of the ‘Player of the Year’ competition, which continues for the following three weeks.
Anyone looking for a partner, contact Annie O’Brien Tel: 052 31862.