Saturday 29th April 2006
Preserving Fethard’s Market Rights
To ensure Fethard has the right to hold markets into the future, Fethard & Killusty Community Council invite traders to set up a stall of any kind offering something for sale at The Square, on this Thursday morning 27th April (Thursday is the legal day for Fethard Market) from 10am, which will ensure that the right is kept alive for the next ten years. We would also invite buyers to come along and support the sellers.
Alzheimer’s Morning at Day Care Centre
Training for Fethard to Fethard Cycle
Mr Jimmy O’Sullivan, coordinator of the Fethard Heartsafe Programme, outlined Phase 1 of the Proposed Defibrillator Placement: (1) Main Street, outside O’Sullivan’s Pharmacy; (2) General School Area at Rocklow Road; (3) Outside Tirry Community Centre; (4) Creamery / Abymill Area; (5) Factory / Woodvale Walk Area.
Speaking of birds, there are two unusual feathered friends locally at the moment. We have a blackbird with a white head and neck and a most unusual jackdaw. This jackdaw has been with us at least four years and with every moult produces more white feathers. Now it looks more like a magpie than one of its own species.
Fethard Bridge Club
1st Gross: Philly Kenny and Rita Kane;
1st Nett: Ellen Rochford and Suzanne Opray;
On Wednesday 19th April we played for prizes sponsored by Nora Lawrence and Madeleine O’Donnell and the results were:
1st Gross: Brigid Gorey and Betty Walsh;
1st Nett: Mary Quirke and Fr. John Meagher;
We play for our President’s Prize on Wednesday 10th May and prizes will be presented at our President’s Prize dinner on Wednesday 17th May. Our AGM has been deferred to 24th May.
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The three Lucky Dip winners of €50 were:
The Fethard & Killusty lotto results for Wednesday19th April were:
The three Lucky Dip winners of €50 were:
Fethard GAA News
On Sunday 23rd April, we had little difficulty in getting into the quarterfinal of the Under 21 B hurling, where we play St Marys on Sunday 30th April at 3.30pm in Goatenbridge. The other quarterfinal is Moyle Rovers v Skeheenarinka with Mullinahone and Ballybacon Grange getting byes to the semifinals. The score last week was, Fethard 2-15 (0-7), Cahir 2-6(1-4). The team was: Darragh Corbett, Declan Doyle, Alan Burke, Connie O’Flynn, Niall Hayes, Shane Walsh, Mike Kelly, Aiden Lonergan 0-2, Jamie McCormack 0-7 (5f), John Leahy 0-1, William O’Brien 0-1, Alan O’Connor 0-1, Shane Aylward 1-0, Glen O’Meara 0-3, and Paul Kenrick 1-0.
The Minor Football B Championship is run on a league basis and we had to come back from 7 points down to draw level, Fethard 2-5 to Mullinahone 1-8, who the previous week had won the County Division 2 League final. The team was: Glen O’Meara, Pa Holohan, Liam Ryan, Adrian Lawrence, David Prout, Niall Hayes, Alan O’Connor, Thomas Gilpin, Richard Gorey 1-1, Stephen O’Meara, Declan Doyle, Dean Tobin, Ed Sheehan, Peter Gough 1-2, and David Conway 0-2. Subs used was: Aaron O’Donovan. Our next game is on Friday 5th May against St Patricks in Killenaule at 7.30pm.
Killusty Sportsfield Irish Grand National Results:
The County Board Draw promoters are on the road at the moment collecting draw subscriptions of €100 for the year or €20 per month. Collection of player’s membership fees is now nearly at an end, Adults €25 and Juveniles €15. With all Juvenile Football in full swing it will be a busy month of May for all players.
Our sympathy at this time is Paddy O’Flaherty’s family (Cahir) and the family of Michael Lahart (St Patricks) on their recent bereavement.
Fethard and Killusty Community Games
Fethard are due play Clogheen in under-10 football, Ardfinnan in under-11 hurling and Moycarkey Borris in under-12 girls GAA. All games have home venues and are due to be played immediately.
Fethard Ladies Football Club
The under-16 team travelled to Clonmore on Tuesday last but were beaten by Lorrha. We are still in the semifinal and are due to play on weekending 5th/6th May. Fethard junior team had a comfortable victory over Clonmel Og on Wednesday night, the score was 4-5 to 1-4.
In our forthcoming match, the under-12 C team will play Moyle Rovers in the GAA Park on Saturday next, 29th May, at 2.30pm. This is a first ever game for this team. Registration of all players will take place on this Saturday in the GAA Park dressing room, after the match at 4pm. Fee is €27 and applies to all age groups ie: under-12, under-14, and under-16.
Fethard & Killusty Anglers
Fishing so far this season has been very bad on the Anner and Clashawley rivers. Reports from fishermen say there is a good stock of fish in the Anner but the Clashawley river, from Kiltinan to Fethard, has no trout at all.
Fish stocks on this section of the river have declined over the past few years and are now almost gone. What’s wrong? The Southern Regional Fisheries Board tell us the water quality has never been as good so why are the fish gone? Somebody must have the answers, if so, we would like to hear them.
On a brighter note, Fethard and Killusty anglers would like to congratulate George McGrath on winning the Munster Fly Fishing Completion held recently in Cork. Well done George and the best of luck in the inter-provincial. Any information required on fishing club ring (052) 54675 or (052) 52369.
Killusty Soccer Club social evening
The Well Golf Society
Fethard Juvenile GAA Club
The semifinal will be played on the 7th May and it would be nice to see a large number of Fethard supporters come along to cheer these boys on.
Or under-14s were also in action and played out an exciting draw with Killenaule in the 1st round of the under-14 A championship. They were seven points down with ten minutes to go and really showed what they were made of to come back and level the game. The team play Moyle Rovers in the second round on Tuesday night 25th April.
Fethard were involved in the Féile under-14 hurling and lost to a very strong Clonmel Óg team. the club would like to wish Kieran ‘Curly’ O’Connell a very speedy recovery after picking up a bad injury during the game. Our under-12 A football team did not fair out as well in their quest, losing to both Cahir and Commercials in the championship. We will have played Moyle Rovers by the time of going to print and will have to win this game to stay in the championship.
Membership fees are now overdue and all players who have not paid please return same as soon as possible. Our under-6, 8, and 10s will resume training next week on Saturday from 3pm to 4pm. Each child attending should bring a contact mobile number for future games and training will be sent by text, all are welcome. It would be great to see some new faces. Membership for the year is €35 and covers the cost of buses for the year. Any queries contact Caroline on Tel: 086 1713502.
Died in England
Remains will return to Fethard on Thursday 27th April. Requiem Mass at 11am in Fethard Parish Church on Friday 28th April, followed by burial in Calvary Cemetery.
Ned Kelly Touring Route
The Tourism Ireland office in Sydney was asked for help in making contact with the relevant people on the ground in ‘Kelly Country’ in Tipperary. This search, via Failte Ireland and South East Tourism, ended up on the desk of Terry Cunningham who is a rural tourism adviser with Teagasc in Clonmel. As it happens Terry was a member of the Fethard Historical Society group of Mary Hanrahan, Marie Crean and himself who did the original research on Ned Kelly’s Tipperary origins way back in 1988.
The Australians were thus put in contact with the Moyglass Community Development Committee and last Wednesday Michelle Armstrong of the Ned Kelly Touring Route in Victoria came to Moyglass to meet chairperson Tom Kelly (no relation), and secretary Seamus Hunt, to discuss how best to proceed with extending the Touring Route to Moyglass. Hopefully something will happen within the year as marking the connection will help boost visitor numbers in both directions and the Australians are very eager to support the initiative.
Terry Cunningham also took Ms Armstrong on a tour of the other sites associated with John ‘Red’ Kelly and his conviction for pig stealing and subsequent transportation to Australia in 1841, just four years before the Great Famine of 1845. The places visited included the site of the Kelly Homestead in Clonbrogan, the former RIC barracks in Mobarnane and Newpark (Dualla) both now private houses and the Cooney cottage in Ballysheehan from where the two pigs were stolen.
The RTE Morning Ireland programme has also taken an interest in the story and on Saturday morning last their Cian McCormack visited the area and Terry had to retrace his steps around Kelly Country and retell the story that seems to interest people all over the world. Last year he took a Japanese woman, Masako Kuwabara, on the ‘Kelly Tour’ as she was writing a book, in Japanese, for the Japanese market. So Cooney’s pigs, apart from ‘Babe’, must be the most famous pigs in the world at this stage.