Saturday 23rd December 2006
Christmas Day ‘Goal Mile’
Last year was a great success with a great many people participating and really enjoying the great Christmas spirit. We will gather outside the Town Hall for 12 noon. We will have a bucket to accept what you wish to give towards ‘GOAL’ the very worthy third world support and development organisation.
Christmas Carol Servic
Emigrants Newsletter on Sale
Over 1000 copies are posted free-of-charge every year to Fethard & Killusty emigrants living throughout the world. We would like to acknowledge and thank the following sponsors who have contributed to posting costs of this year’s newsletter: Sean Connolly (Clonmel Oil), Annette Murphy (McCarthy’s Hotel), Michael Woodlock (Flancare), Vincent Woodlock (South East Scaffolding), Martin Burke (Bridge Bar) and Coolmore Stud Farm. The cost of postage alone for this year’s issue is approximately €2,500.
Pre-Christmas Service of Penance
Christmas Mass Times
Christmas Mass Times Abbey Church
Christmas Mass Times Parish Church
Fethard GAA Club News
Reminder Don’t forget the Club’s Annual General Meeting takes place on Friday 5th January 2007 in the Abymill Theatre at 8pm. Please come along!
Fethard GAA Club wish all their patrons and supporters a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
Christmas Country Market
Patrician Presentation Jottings
Junior Ladies Soccer
The students who prepare these jottings would like to wish the principal, Mr. Ernan Britton and all the staff a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
The death has occurred on Monday 11th December of Edith Murray, Mockler's Terrace, Fethard. Interment took place at Calvary Cemetery.
With the White Heathers
Finding immediately from their first draw at O’Brien’s gorse in Garrankyle, they ran to O’Grady’s hill at the Ballinard road, turning left here they hunted back to O’Brien’s where they crossed the road at O’Brien’s entrance gate. Through Jim Egan’s the fox looked like heading for Tullicussane but turning left again he re-crossed the road through the glen and went back to O’Grady’s where they lost him.
A fox from Rathkenny wood quickly got to ground in the fort close by. The pack split in Ballinard wood, one lot hunting across the Cloneen road to the Killusty road and back to the Cloneen road again where they were stopped.
Gathering his hounds, Donnie then moved to Carroll’s from where we had the hunt of the season so far. Getting their fox away very quickly, hounds crossed the Cloneen road above the sawmill. Hunting to the Fethard-Killusty road at Roebucksland they swung right-handed and ran to Mullinbawn where they crossed the road. Hunting strongly they gave Reynard no respite in the Mullinbawn. Forcing him to leave on the bottom he crossed the Clashawley to Knockbordan wood in Grove Estate. Running three circles of Knockbordan our fox then left and ran towards Fethard. Crossing the lane near the Fethard Sewage Treatment Plane our fox then re-crossed the river, this time using the farm bridge at Whelan’s. Crossing Cloneen road just below Cramps Bridge hounds hunted towards Saucestown where they lost him by the Banogue river by Fethard Rectory. This was truly a mighty run by any standards, at the end of which both hounds and followers who tried their best to keep in touch throughout, were thoroughly exausted, so home was blown.
The day was not without its drama. Casting themselves across the swollen river, old ‘Plover’, one of the best hounds in the pack, got caught in a broken tree branch. Seeing his plight, whipper-in David Halley, entered the flooded river to chest height and rescued the hound. His prompt action certainly saved ‘Plover’ from a watery grave.
The White Heathers hold their St. Stephen’s Day meet in Drangan. A joint-meeting with the Jessfield Harriers takes place in Ballingarry on Sunday 7th January. Both meets are at 11am.
May we take this opportunity to wish the landowners, followers and supporters of the White Heathers, a very Happy Christmas and good hunting in 2007. Special greetings to all who follow the fortunes of the pack in the “With the White Heathers” notes in the Nationalist.
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto Results
The three €50 Lucky Dip winners were:
Turkey Winners in our Christmas Special Draw:
Ham Winners in our Christmas Special Draw:
Next weeks Jackpot is €9,000 and the Jackpot sellers prize is now €900.
Fethard & District Rugby Club
Our under 12s travelled to Dungarvan and played two games. They had a good victory against Cobh Pirates despite a very slow start. Gavin Delaney got his team off to a good start when winning the ball on a line out. He crashed through the defence and touched down for a great try. Jack Devaney scored our second having been released by Owen Walsh who broke the defensive line. James Holohan ran in for our third score.
Our second game was against Dungarvan and this was a much closer affair finishing in a draw with Gavin Delaney, Owen Walsh and Paul Butler each getting a touchdown. Cian O’Connell also impressed in this game putting in a lot of work all over the field. The coaches are very impressed with the progress these young lads are making and are confident of their ability to succeed in the New Year.
Our under 16s played Clonmel on Saturday morning. Our lads were very poor in the first half conceding three tries, two of which were very soft, scored by Clonmel through missed tackles. The team talk at half time worked wonders as the team played the kind of rugby we have come to expect from this group of young men. Joe Kelly scored a fine try and our constant pressure in the second half saw Clonmel give us a penalty that was duly converted by Adrian Lawrence. William Power continues to improve at out half and Matthew Fitzgerald and Stuart Broderick were also impressive on the day.
Our under 18s played Kilfeacle and continue to show improvement. They are well capable of successfully competing in the competitions in the New Year.
We wish all our players, supporters and friend’s peace and happiness for Christmas and the New Year.
Fethard Bridge Club Christmas Competition
Our Turkey prizes will be given out at our game on Wednesday 20th December. Any one looking for a partner contact Berney Myles 32038.
Class Reunion of 1980 and 1981
Happy Christmas to all our readers
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