Feathard Lady’s Record Price
Not so long ago a group of local racing enthusiasts watching racing on TV in Butler’s Bar, Main St. decided to form a syndicate and purchase a race horse. Peter Nolan, one of the group was appointed to make the purchase. He bought a mare by ‘Accordion’ out of ‘Lady Roife’, she was put in training at Nolan’s yard in Co. Wexford and thus the Lord of the Rings Syndicate was born.
The lads certainly hit the jackpot. The mare was named ‘Feathard Lady’ and won seven races including the Straw James Christmas Hurdle at Sandown on 26th December ’05 and looked definite Champion Hurdle Material, when unfortunately a tendon injury ended what promised to be an outstanding racing career. Her moments of glory were not however yet ended. The mare was entered for sale at the 2007 August Doncaster Sales and was sold for 270,000 guineas a record price for a National Hunt Broodmare. Perhaps the Lord of the Rings Syndicate encouraged by their success in their first venture into the racing game may be tempted to try their luck again. Best of luck and every success if they do decide to do so.
Yoga classes will commence in the Tirry Community Centre on Monday 1st October at 8.00pm. For further details contact Catherine on (087) 2890796.
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto Results
The numbers drawn on Wednesday 19th September were: 3, 18, 19 and 24. There was no Jackpot winners and two Match 3 winners who received €75 each:
Bob Maher, 8 Barrack Street, Fethard and
Margaret Dunne, Ballycullen, Mullinahone.
The €50 Luck Dip winners were:
John Pollard, Rocklow Road, Fethard;
Margaret Thompson, Woodvale Walk, Fethard and
Corina Roe, Monkstown, Dublin.
Next week’s Jackpot continues at €10,000 and the Jackpot sellers prize is €1000.
Fethard Bridge Club
On Wednesday 19th September the results of Fethard Bridge Club were as follows:
1st Gross: Brigid Gorey and Betty Walsh;
2nd Gross: Rita Kane and Kay St. John;
1st Nett: Rita Holohan and Joan Kelly;
2nd Nett: Suzanne Opray and Tony Hanrahan.
On Wednesday 3rd October we play for the Free Sub Gross and the following Wednesday, 10th October, we play for the Free Sub Nett. We hope to see all our members back by then. Anyone looking for a partner please contact Berney Myles at 32038.
Fethard GAA Club News
The Senior Football South Final held on Sunday last was a very close encounter with a mighty task asked of our team. Having been reduced to 14 players after only 7 minutes of the game they knuckled down to the task in hand. Despite getting within two points, Moyle Rovers scored a goal on the last kick of the game and we lost on a scoreline, Fethard 0-10, Moyle Rovers 2-10. On the day we had fine displays from Paul Fitzgerald, backs Cian Maher and Damien Byrne, his best game of the year, and forwards Christopher Sheehan, Eoin Doyle, John P Looby and Brian Coen who scored seven points. Team was: Paul Fitzgerald, Benny Hahessy, Michael Aherne, Ian Kenrick, Damien Byrne, Cian Maher, Glen Burke, Aiden Fitzgerald, Jamie McCormack, Eoin Doyle 0-1, Stephen O’Donnell, John P Looby 0-1, Willie Morrissey, Brian Coen 0-7 (5F), Christopher Sheehan 0-1. Subs used were: Micéal Spillane for Stephen O’Donnell, Kenneth O’Donnell for Willie Morrissey (inj), Shane Walsh (blood sub), and Michael Dillon for Jamie McCormack. The county quarterfinals are due to be played on weekending 7th October. We await our opponents.
In Junior A Football we play Cahir on this Sunday 30th September in Monroe at 1.30pm with a place in the final stages for the winner. Extra time will be played in the event of a draw.
The much-awaited game against Cahir in Under 21 B Hurling is fixed for Saturday 29th September in Ned Hall Park at 5.00pm.
The St Augustine’s Dinner Dance Reunion will be held in Hotel Minella on Friday 23rd October. Everything is now in place and tickets are for sale at €35 each. These can be purchased from Noel Byrne 31518 or 086 8076080, Gus Fitzgerald 31354 or 087 2590817, Michael Keane (Knockelly) 32038 with Paddy Finnucane of Tipp FM fame MC for the night and music supplied by Richie Halpin.
Our Lotto Jackpot €6,800 was not won. The numbers drawn were 9, 16, 19 and 27. We had one match three winner of €150, Rita Doyle (Woodvale Walk, Fethard). The €50 Lucky Dip was won by Noreen McCarthy (Derryluskin, Fethard). We thank Harrington Developments for providing the tickets.
The club offers it deepest sympathy at this time to the Maher family (Kilnockin) on the recent death of Conor. Go ndeana Dia trocaire air.
Mimosa Beauty & Health Clinic Opens
Best wishes to Judy Lanigan who has transferred her Mimosa Health and Beauty Clinic from Waterford city to Fethard (over O'Sullivan's Pharmacy). Judy's salon opened on Thursday 20th September and offers all essential beauty needs waxing, tinting, manicures, pedicures, make-up, facials, massage, hot stone massage, sunbed and St. Tropez Spray Tan. In addition to beauty treatments, Judy will be joined by Lisa Kinsella, who will attend the salon once a week offering Acupuncture, Acupressure, Cupping, Therapeutic Massage and Hopi Ear Candling. Ciara O'Malley, Chartered Physiotherapist, will also be available for evening appointments at Mimosa.
The salon will open Tuesday to Saturday, from 10am-6pm (4pm on Saturdays), with a late evening on Thursday till 8pm. For further details Tel: 052 31869
Senior Day at Day Centre
The Fethard & District Day Care Centre will hold a Senior
Day on Friday 28th September 2007 from 11.00 a.m. The
chiropodist will attend and the cost of this service is
€10.The district nurse will also be in attendance 'A hot
meal will also be served at a cost of €5.
The Fethard & District Day Care Centre will hold their monthly meeting on
Thursday 27th September in the Tirry Centre at 8.00 pm.
Fundraiser for Tanzania
Thanks to all who supported the recent Table Quiz and draw in aid of Playing for Life’s trip to Tanzania this week. We are glad to welcome Honor (Mulligan) Davern and Nuncie O’Dwyer who are also joining the Fethard group on this trip. We were sorry to lose Carmel Rice, who had to withdraw due to unforeseen circumstances but will travel at a future date. Another man with Fethard connections is also travelling to Tanzania, Adrian Dooley, whose mother is Joan Fergus formerly from the Cashel Road.
This year’s ‘Playing for Life’ team who will build a community centre in Arusha. Along with the building project there will be training workshops given in Music and Drama, Food Preservation, Kids Sports, IT and Computer Skills. This year’s team includes well-known personalities such as Mary Kennedy, Eleanor Shanley, Paddy Cole and Ronan Collins. The very generous support and help that the volunteers received locally is very much appreciated and has made this trip of a lifetime possible.
Playing for Life is a registered charity and promotes self-development through education, sport & health awareness. Directors are: Tracy Piggott, Paula Murray, Robbie O'Malley, Barney Rock, Peter McCloone and Ossie Kilkenny.
Fethard Players ‘Country Boy’
Fethard Players are busy rehearsing for their oncoming production of ‘The Country Boy’, a play by Irish playwright, John Murphy. The Country Boy is a comedy-drama set in the small Irish farmhouse and reflects on the social problems of emigration and rural life in the late 1950s.
The play will be staged in the Abymill Theatre from Friday 19th October to Wednesday 24th October (inclusive). Booking at O’Flynn’s Menswear, Burke Street, Fethard, on Mondays to Fridays (closed Thursday) from 10.30am to 12.30pm and from 2.30pm to 5.30pm. Tel: (052) 31254. At other times than above call 087 1338961.
News from ‘An Ghaeltacht’
Céad mile failte ar ais to all Fethard Patrician Presentation Secondary School Gaeilgeoirí who attended Irish courses in the Gaeltacht during the summer holidays. Kate O’Brien, Laura Rice, Aisling Dwyer and Rebecca O’Donnell spent three enjoyable and beneficial weeks in Coláiste na nOileán in Connemara. They visited the Aran Islands and viewed some of the props used in the Fr. Ted television series.
Ida Carroll immersed herself in the language culture and traditions of the West Kerry Gaeltacht, spending three great weeks in Baile an Fhirtéaraigh. Gráinne Horan, the beneficiary of GAA sponsorship, attended Coláiste na Mumhan in Ballingeary, West Cork, improving further her Irish language skills. Gráinne was able to benefit from many sports activities all conducted through the medium of Irish. Jean Anglim, Katie Coen and Rebecca Fogarty headed southwards to Glanmire Irish College for an intensive two-week course.
Well done to one and all: “Tús maith, leath na hoibre” and of course we hope “Gurb é seo an tosach agus nárb é seo an deireadh . . .!