Saturday 15th April 2006
Miceál McCormack honoured by Fethard GAA
The club were honoured to have in our presence the South Board Secretary, Sean Nugent and his wife Betty, who said that he would endeavour to work with Miceál in the same manner as he had with the last two chairmen, Barry O’Brien and Willie Barrett. He did say that Miceál will be the boss and during his term decisions will have to be made that some may not like.
Miceál thanked all present and from his playing career back in the sixties and seventies, he always dreamt of becoming a club officer and his ambitions were honoured in 1981-1987 and 1996-1999, when he became secretary. It was the greatest honour of his career to take that job in light of the great men that had gone before him such as Tommy Hogan etc. He said that he was club chairman from 1993 to1995 during the time the Fethard GAA field was being renovated and looks on it today as one of the best playing fields in the division.
Miceál wishes, for his time in office, that he achieves to have at least one referee from every club in the division on board. Everyone present wished him the best of luck.
Fethard GAA News
The County Board Draw is now in full swing and for those who are not members and would like to join can do so with any of the following promoters for €10 (monthly) or €100 (yearly): Michael O’Dwyer, Josie Fitzgerald, Gus Fitzgerald, Nicky O Shea, Jimmy O’Shea, Seamus Hackett, Miceál McCormack, Pat Sheehan, Dick Fitzgerald, Sean Moloney, Edel Fitzgerald, Paul Fitzgerald, Denis Burke, Noel Byrne, Paddy Wallace and Denis O’Meara. These promoters will call from door to door over the coming weeks.
The Lotto Jackpot €2,100 was not won. Tickets sponsored by J.L. O’Sullivan Chemists, Main Street. We had eight match three winners of €25 each:
Our sympathy at this time is with the families of Gussy Smyth, Tinakelly, Liam Kiely, Cahir, and Teresa Cummins, Burke Street, on their recent bereavements.
Royal Irish Regiment
Holy Week Ceremonies in the Abbey
Holy Week Ceremonies in the Parish Church
Holy Thursday Ceremony 8pm.
Fethard Bridge Club
1st Nett: Rita Kane and Kay St. John;
Our game on Wednesday 5th April was cancelled as a mark of respect for the late Teresa Cummins who was buried on that day. A long-standing member of Fethard Bridge Club, Teresa will be greatly missed at our weekly game. She was always in good humour and ready for a laugh. As a keen bridge player Teresa travelled to neighbouring counties supporting charity games and local bridge congresses and she played at Kilkenny bridge congress just before she became ill. She was a great ambassador for the club at these many venues. She met many people through her card playing but she made many friends through her warm personality. There is no doubt but that St. Peter welcomed her with a pack of cards in his hand.
Ladies Football Club
Juvenile GAA Notes
In this year’s Féile, bus leaves GAA field at 4.45pm.
Our under-16 A football team will play Cahir in Fethard next Monday night at 7pm. all players to be in field at 6.20pm. We also have to play Moyle Rovers, Commercials and Carrick Swan in games to be rescheduled. Best of luck to all teams.
Our club would like to wish former chairman and committee member, Liam Hayes, the best of luck in his new business venture of hurley making.
Our deepest sympathy goes to the Kiely family of Cahir on the recent loss of their son Liam. Liam was a fabulous person, both on and off the field, who broke our hearts on many occasions in both football and hurling. His presence will be sadly missed. Finally with regards to an article which appeared in the Fethard Notes last week, where as some of the comments may have some foundation, we would like to point out that all our juvenile football teams play in the A competitions and by the beginning of next year all our juvenile hurling teams, with the exception of under-12s, will also be in A division. With regards to success, we may not have won a lot, but is success at juvenile level measured by what you win or by what you achieve?
Hackett Family Query
a) A family by the name of Hacket or Hackett perhaps in a place named Gambonstown. The family may have been landholders and perhaps came from the ‘Big House’.
b) I am trying to find a Catherine Hacket who owned land in Tinnekilly about 1780. She was married to an Anthony Thompson about 1766 in Thurles. I understand she died circa 1780. She had one child a daughter named Elizabeth who succeeded to the land when her father Anthony died in 1806. She married a d’Abbadie and held the land till her death in 1865 it then passed to her son Antoine. I would like to know her religion and where she is buried.
c) Would you know anything about the name d’Abbadie that owned land in Tinnekilly about 297 acres of it?
I have been purposefully brief as I do not want to waste your time but should you know something I can tell you more. I am engaged in historical/biographical research and the names and places above have come up in the work. If I can find Catherine Hacket and some detail on her, Fethard may have an added piece of history. I hope you can assist me
A Parting Glass!
Then they were off again. They had to find a bar in Cork before heading for Sligo and then back to Dublin to get to the three bars that were closed when they started their tour. We wish them well on their quest. Hope they remember some of it.
State-of-the-Art Science Lab
Broadband access to the internet is also available to any student needing it for Science-related project work. Each laboratory is also equipped with a computer/laptop and digital projector so that students can reap the benefits of the vast selection of science education software available on the market. Very often, concepts that are difficult to grasp from textbooks make a lot more sense when they can be seen in action on a computer screen. Almost overnight, attitudes have changed. Before, science in our school was viewed by most students as monotonous, hard work, and something to be endured. Now they can see that, given the right environment / atmosphere, and supplied with the necessary resources, it is a whole new ball game. All of the subjects (Chemistry, Physics and Biology) are excellently catered for in the new facilities, and it augurs well for the study of science and science-related subjects for the future.
Total contracted cost €316,650.91;
School Commitment € 31,665.09.
1. Sponsorship of Prizes €250;
2. Sponsorship of team of three €150 (scramble);
3. Sponsorship of Tee-box / Green €100.
Cheques should be made payable to Patrician Presentation Secondary School. A stamped addressed envelope is enclosed for your convenience. We look forward to hearing from you and thank you sincerely in anticipation.