Saturday 10th. March 2007
Fethard Community Youth Project Soccer League
Fethard Transition Years and the Killenaule TYs competed in the first game of the Fethard Community Youth Project’s Soccer League recently in Killenaule. It was a thoroughly enjoyable and enthralling encounter, which hung in the balance and could have went either way up to the final kick. Killenaule eventually prevailed by the odd goal in thirteen. Some impressive skills and talents were on display from both sides.
A good day was had by all who participated and on behalf of the FCYP I would like to thank all those who played on the day and all those who helped organize and run the event, including all those from the Patrician Presentation Secondary School in Fethard and Scoil Ruáin in Killenaule, also Colm McGrath and Walshe’s Bus Hire in Fethard.
Fethard ICA Guild
Catering by the ‘Red Group’ and the competition for this month is, ‘Your Favourite Shoes of Torture!’
Fethard & District Community Sports Field
Such has been its success that the field now needs to upgrade its facilities, it is proposed that a clubhouse would be built of a standard model incorporating changing rooms/showers plus general purpose room/gym. The design would be such to allow any further building modules to be added with ease. Submissions are been forwarded to the relevant agencies including lotto to obtain funding towards our clubhouse proposal. However to obtain such funding we need to have 30% of the overall budget in our possession before any application can even be considered.
We were out selling door to door on Thursday night last and the people of Fethard once more stepped up to the mark in generously supporting this fundraiser. The tickets at €100 are expensive but the people responded by digging deep as individuals or by forming small family syndicates to purchase one. On behalf of all the clubs involved we say a big thank you, you all obviously appreciate the fact that up to 200 children weekly are being catered for and that the proposed facility is greatly needed.
Fethard Bridge Club
1st Gross: Alice Quinn and Margaret Mary McCormack;
1st Nett: Rita Kane and Sean O’Dea;
On Wednesday 28th February we played the fourth round of the Player of the Year and the results were:
1st Gross: Gemma Burke and Carol Kenny;
1st Nett: Kathleen Kenny and Breda O’Grady;
Anyone looking for a partner contact Berney Myles at 32038.
Fethard Heart Safe Programme
All our responders will be back for retraining on Saturday 24th March, which will take approximately 20 minutes. You will be notified of your allocated slot by post.
Church Gate Collection
Day Care Centre Table Quiz
Layoff of Participants on Community Schemes
Poetry Reading at Clonmel Library
Our Under 21 footballers had a walkover on Saturday last. In the next round they are out against Carrick Davins on Saturday 10th March in Kilsheelan at 4.15pm.
Club Membership fees, Adult €25 and Juvenile €15, are now due to any club officer Michael O’Dwyer, Mary Godfrey, Nicky O’Shea or Noel Byrne.
The Lotto Jackpot €3,900 was not won. There was no match three winners. The following tickets won €30 each: James Wade (Thomastown, Golden); Louis Coen (Killusty); Vera O’Connell (Cattaganstown, Moyglass); Maggie Thompson (Woodvale Walk); Jimmy O’Meara (Strylea). The €50 Lucky Dip was won by Denis O’Meara (St Patricks Place).
Community Games Art and Model Making Area Finals
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
Catherine Keane, The Cottage, Monroe, Fethard;
The three €50 Lucky Dip winners were:
Ann Pollard, Anner View, Mullinahone;
Next weeks Jackpot remains at €10,000 and the Jackpot sellers prize at €1,000.
Abymill Play a Great Success
The proceeds of the night will be used towards setting up an Autism Specific School for South Tipperary. The South Tipperary Autism Support Group would like to express their sincere thanks to Glengoole/Gortnahoe Drama group and Pat Brophy for the presentation of the entire proceeds to our support group. The total raised on the night was €2448 which was fantastic. We would also like to thank Austin O'Flynn for the use of the Abymill, Christy Mullins (St. Patricks Place) and everyone who helped make the night a success.
Cheltenham News from 50 Years ago
Linwell was bred by the Delaney family in Redcity, owned by David Brown, trained in England by Charlie Mallon and ridden by Michael Scudamore (senior). Linwell’s dam, Rubia Linda, was previously owned by the late Dr. P.J. Stokes (senior) and was ridden in her early racing days by well-known Fethard racing character, the late Paddy Anglim, Knockelly. She was then sold to the late Jim Delaney, Redcity, for breeding and her first foal was the 1957 Gold Cup winner Linwell. Chris Mackey looked after both horses at Delaney’s.
Hayes demands more Gardaí for Fethar
He said: “At present Fethard has one Sergeant and one other Garda who was appointed recently. In my view, Fethard needs greater Garda resources than this. I have received numerous representations from people who are concerned about issues such as anti-social behaviour and crime. In my experience, a strong Garda presence is an excellent deterrent and also allows people to feel safer in their homes and businesses.”
“Just because crime levels are higher in more urbanised areas shouldn’t mean that towns and villages in rural Ireland are neglected. I am calling on Minister McDowell to increase the allocation of Gardaí in Fethard.”
Drawing across the road they found again and had a fast twenty minutes through Mr English’s and Myles, and on to Whytes where he got to ground. They failed to find again though drawing on in the rain until 3.30pm.
If the rain did not help matters, in Cahir it proved a worse hazard from Silverfort on Wednesday 21st February where they had a completely blank day. Hounds failed to find all day which had veteran followers failing to recall a day when hounds failed to find.
Thursday 22nd February from Darcy’s Cross hound found in Ballynattin and ran by Moorstown Abbey towards the Fethard Rosegreen road. Turning left-handed here they ran by the Lagoons to the Cashel Clonmel road at Castleblake. Doubling back the fox ran to the Lagoons covert. Hunting him well in covert, hounds soon had him away at the lower end and running back towards Moorstown he got to ground in a drain.
Drawing Garraun, Walls held a brace. Hounds were quickly laid on the fox which crossed Garraun avenue to Barrettstown. Crossing the road he ran to the stables on the Fethard Barrettstown road, which he crossed. Hounds were now hunting well and running towards Prospect. Swinging right-handed they ran through Barrettsgrange down by Barrettstown Castle towards Redcity where once again a strong electric fence brought a very good run to a premature end.
Hounds, though hunting well with great cry in the big plantation at Walshes, Coleman, could not get their fox to leave and were stopped. A good day’s hunting in much better conditions.
Tipperary Foxhounds End Season
A very special well done to the Tipp’s new huntsman, Derry Donegan, on the good sport provided during the year. Derry came from the Kildare’s. A stranger in a strange land, he had to make his way through the Tipperary county without the help of even a whipper-in with local knowledge. Derry stated that the hounds will be better next season.
The penultimate meet of the season at Loughcopple on Thursday also provided a good day’s hunting. The day could not have concluded better than with the excellent ‘Hunt Tea’ provided at Knockbordan House by Ms Di Stokes and her daughter, Ms Jacqui Freyne.
The end of the season is once again with us,
Gallant Tipperary the best pack in the land,
With The White Heathers
The White Heathers annual draw, for which subscriptions are now being taken, takes place in the Archway Bar, Drangan, on St. Patrick’s night.
We greatly appreciate the contact made by former followers of the Tipps and White Heathers. One lady, now resident far far away from her native Tipperary, says, each week she relives her days over Tipperary countryside with the Tipps, maybe we should say, not so long ago!