Saturday 9th June 2007
Fethard ICA Notes
South Tipperary Open Working Hunter Pony League
Corpus Christi Procession
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto Results
Richard O’Donnell, 24 Woodvale Walk, Fethard.
The €50 Luck Dip winners were:
Next week’s Jackpot continues at €10,000 and the Jackpot sellers prize is €1000.
Fethard GAA Club News
In the Intermediate Hurling second round against St Marys played on Friday 1st June we lost our first match for some time on a scoreline, Fethard 0-9, St Marys 2-12. The team was: Kieran Treacy, Tommy Gahan, Michael Aherne, Michael Carroll, Jamie McCormack, Michael Ryan 0-4f, Shane Walsh, John P Looby 0-2, Christopher Sheehan, Aiden Fitzgerald 0-2, Stephen O’Donnell, Richard Gorey, Dean Tobin, Miceál Spillane, and Eoin Doyle 0-1. Subs used were: Declan Doyle for Tommy Gahan, Johnny Leahy for Richard Gorey, Adrian Lawrence for Dean Tobin, William O’Brien for Shane Walsh (inj). We will have to win next time out if we want to qualify for the last four.
Best of luck to Aiden Fitzgerald with the county intermediates hurling team against Limerick this coming Sunday.
Thanks to all who supported our County Board Draw and to our promoters who have maintained the numbers participating in the draw at over 400. We had no winner in the May or June Draw held in Templemore last Friday with both draws for the ‘Pathfinders’ going to Borrisokane and Borrisoleigh. Best of luck to all in July.
Our lotto jackpot €5,200 was not won. The numbers drawn were 9, 18, 25 and 30. We had no ‘Match Three’ winner. The winners of €30 draws were: Nicky O’Shea (Tullow), Esther Breen (Barrack St), Miceál Spillane (Tullamaine), Tony Smith (106 Irishtown Clonmel), Tamara Doyle (Woodvale Walk). The €50 Lucky Dip was won by Nicky O’Shea (Tullow).
Fethard Juvenile GAA Club
Under-14s played the final in their south championship on Sunday evening of last week against Clonmel Commercials in Monroe and were not fortunate on the night. These young men played their socks off and the final score was by no means a reflection on the way that they played. Congratulations to Commercials on their win. It was really wonderful to see the support that turned out on the day to shout these young men on. The club would like to thank them all for coming and many thanks also to the trainers for the time and effort that they have put into the team.
Their hurling championship begins shortly and we can only wish them the very best of luck
Congratulations to Aaron Conran and Brian Delahunty on representing South Tipp on Saturday last week in the under-14 hurling championship in Thurles and were fortunate on the day beating Mid-Tipp to take home the plate.
Congratulations also to Dylan Fitzgerald on representing South Tipp in the Southern and District Schoolboys Soccer in the DD Cremmins Tournament played in Cooke Park, Tipp Town. They played a two-day tournament and came away the victors on the day. Any queries please phone club secretary Tel: 086 1713502.
Three gold and one silver for Fethard Athletes
The final between Darragh Lynch and club mate Mark Heffernan, who won the silver medal, was so close it was a battle all the way to the line. Mark Heffernan won his heat, Darragh was third in his heat but pulled out all the stops where it really mattered. Eric Fogarty won his heat and his final in fine style beating PJ Tunstall, Moycarkey Borris, and John Carroll, Ballina.
Adam O’Donnell is a very promising long distance runner who is having a wonderful season at the moment and showed his stamina winning from Kieran Purcell Gortnahoe and John Crowe Tipperary Town. Our two qualifiers ran very well. Jack Gleeson, Coolmore, won his heat and finished 2nd in the semifinal, Luke Grant was 2nd in his heat and 2nd in the semifinal, beaten by Eoin Hoctor, Clonmel, who won the gold medal. The lads were all part of the 100m final which had to be run twice which is very hard on finalists. Kate Quigley and Hannah Tobin were 2nd and 3rd in their heats of under-12 100m. Aine Phelan ran exceptionally well.
As always in a very competitive event, our neighbours out in Ballyvaden, both won bronze for Killenaule Moyglass area. Hannah Trehy was 3rd in under-16 high jump, her sister Róisín was 3rd in under-14 long jump. Both girls are members of Fethard Athletic Club.
Darragh, Eric and Adam will now represent Tipperary at the HSE Community Games National Final, which will take place in Mosney on the weekend of 24 to 26th of August.
We would encourage any competitors who are not already members of Fethard Athletic Club to please join the club now as coaching will be very beneficial to them. Contact Fintan Rice at (052) 31670 who trains in the Fethard Community Sportsfield every Monday and Wednesday evening from 6.30 to 7.30 pm. The three winners are also asked to please hand in photocopy of their birth certificate and a passport type photo to the Community Games Office, Grove Road, immediately.
Fethard Community Sportsfield Draw
On behalf of the committee, Suzanna thanked everybody who sold tickets, purchased tickets and assisted in any way. Several people put in a tremendous effort but special thanks must go to Jimmy O’Sullivan and Paul Kavanagh whose brainchild this was to begin with. Great credit must go to these two gentlemen who co-ordinated the whole operation to such a successful conclusion. Mr and Mrs Magnier, Coolmore, were also complimented on their generosity in providing the field which is being used to full capacity at the moment. Tribute was paid to Mr John Halley for assisting us to cater for the overflow. Proceeds from the draw are in excess of €75,000 at the moment. Last but not least thanks to Rev Canon James Power who did the honours of drawing the tickets for the following lucky winners:
1st prize €10,000 Frances Harrington, Railstown, Fethard. 2nd Prize €5,000 Michael Hayes, Coolmore, Fethard. 3rd Prize €2,500 Anthony Hayes, Burke Street, Fethard. Five prizes of €500 each went to the following: Lucy, Katie, Harry and Sally Butler, Kilnockin; Fethard Branch of IFA; Ellen Morrissey 12 Barrack Street; Michael Conway 65 St Patricks Place; David Tierney, Ballydoyle, Rosegreen. Congratulations to all the winners.
Visit to High Crosses enjoyed by all
The group visited the cross at Moone, which depicts the twelve apostles. Carved from granite, it stands over seventeen foot high, making it the second tallest high cross in the country.
When the group stopped at Ahenny they were greeted by Councillor John Fahy and a group of proud local residents, as well they might be. The crosses at Ahenny are particularly impressive in their beautiful graveyard setting. Leo Cody, a local resident, produced one of the best surprises of the day, a plaster cast of a panel from the north cross at Ahenny. The cast was made in 1909 by an Italian man who stayed with Leo's grand-aunt while studying the crosses.
The Historical Society members were delighted with the turnout and everyone enjoyed a most interesting day.
Fethard Scout Notes
Next up was the county hike on 28th April, which celebrated 100 years of scouting. The hike was well attended (200 plus) and took in the cross overlooking Clonmel and Carey’s Castle.
All the while, preparations and training were taking place for the County Shield, which took place in Mellary from the 4th to 6th May. No trophy this time out, but the weekend was enjoyed by the scouts that attended.
This brings us up to date with our hike last weekend taking in two of the lakes in the Galtees as well as the summit of Galtymore. This fantastic hike was enjoyed by all. The troop is now looking forward to Camp ‘07 which will be held in Fethard-on-Sea this year. Fingers crossed for good weather!
Successful Race Night
The results were as follows:
Race 1, sponsored by Carroll Picture Framing, Meagher’s Garage, South East Scaffolding and WG Prout Plumbing was won by Michael O’Riordan’s ‘OR Ironworks’.
Race 2, sponsored by Centra,, Allen Meats and A&B Tynan was won by ‘Town & County’ jointly owned by Susan Archdeacon, Conor O’Donnell and A.B. Ryan.
Race 3, sponsored by AIB, Wallace Coaches, Dawn Foods and Clonmel Glass & Mirrors, saw ‘Ballydine Star’ beat its opposition for K. Doherty.
Race 4, sponsored by Coolmoyne Couriers, Treacy Stables, The Lantern and McCarthy’s Hotel, brought joy to the Hayde family when ‘Three Ms’ won convincingly.
Race 5, sponsored by O’Sullivan’s Pharmacy, John Pollard Ltd., Manton Solicitors and Fethard Electrical Wholesalers, resulted in a dead heat between ‘Hally’s Comet’ owned by John Hally and ‘Chancing my Arm’ owned by Frank O’Donovan.
Race 6, sponsored by Killerk Foaling Management, Fergal Murray Car Sales, Premier Concrete and Clonmel Oil, saw ‘Monty’s Biscuit’ lead the field home to the delight of the Manton family.
Race 7, sponsored by O’Brien’s Auto Repairs, Colm Hackett, Sue Ann O’Donnell and Larry O’Keeffe’s Furniture, ‘Kaiser’s Revenge’ confounded his critics by winning the silverware for his owner Helena Delany.
Race 8, sponsored by Kilnockin Construction, Dr. Owens, Cleanrite and Clonmel Glass & Mirrors, was won by Caroline Brastock’s ‘Snowy’, undeterred by the hard ground and high temperature.
Race 9, sponsored by Manton’s Launderette, Dr Condon and Miceál Maher Construction, proved that ‘Molly Malone’, owned by Anita Maguire, was streets ahead of her rivals in Saturday’s race.
Race 10, the auction race, was sponsored by Fethard Juvenile Rugby Club, Ward’s Garage and Hayes’ Bookmakers, was won by ‘Classroom Devil’ purchased by A. Purcell.
The committee wish to thank sincerely those who donated items for auction. Artist Peter Curling donated a print, ‘Early Morning in Cheltenham’, which was kindly framed by Carroll’s Framing. Rugby memorabilia proved very popular among our bidders. Pat Ryan donated green fees for Cahir Park Golf Course. ‘War of Attrition’ made his ‘guest’ appearance in the form of a signed photograph donated by trainer Michael ‘Mouse’ Morris.
We greatly appreciated the donations received from businesses and supporters. Thank you also to the pupils’ families who bought horses and attended our race night, making it a very successful social evening.
"I read the submission about the problems with the polling station in Fethard and can confirm that this was mirrored across the country. I would just like to clarify the situation with other EU voters though.
* Irish citizens may vote at every election and referendum;
* British citizens may vote at Dáil elections, European elections and local elections;
* Other European Union (EU) citizens may vote at European and local elections
* Non-EU citizens may vote at local elections only.
It would seem illogical that a person from one EU country (i.e. UK) would be entitled to vote but that someone from another (e.g. Finland) would not. So to clarify that the Irish resident who is not an Irish citizen but is from another EU country other than the UK would not have been entitled to vote this time around but will be entitled to vote in the 2009 local and European elections."