Saturday 06th October 2007
Playing For Life Tanzania 2007
In co-operation with the Pallotine Fathers and the parishioners and local community of the Esso parish Playing For Life volunteers are building a much-needed Community Centre/Sports Hall. A vibrant local community group already exists in the Parish of Esso and despite its situation in a very poor slum area in Arusha the spirit and the determination of the community has to be experienced to be believed. Their desire to improve themselves and their sense of community spirit is evident all around, and assistance with building this centre will give them a much-needed boost.
Playing For Life are also providing short courses to various sections of the community in areas such as basic IT training, sports and gymnastics coaching, account keeping, music and drama, and food preservation, such as jam making and pickling. 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.
Evening Fare Resumes at McCarthy’s
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto Results
The €50 Luck Dip winners were:
Next week’s Jackpot continues at €10,000 and the Jackpot sellers prize is €1000.
Fethard Bridge Club
Fethard & District Juvenile Rugby Club
Fethard Players ‘Country Boy’
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.
Fethard Juvenile GAA Club
Our brave U16's team bow out of their South Championship bid with their heads held high. Having played three matches in four days the bravest bunch of young men bowed out on Thursday evening of last week to Carrick Swans in a South semi-final. On Sunday morning these young men played Kilsheelan and came away with a draw, they then went on to the following Tuesday evening and played Kilsheelan again in Clonmel Óg pitch coming away with a convincing win. On Thursday evening, of the same week, they went out and faced the Swans in a South semi-final.
It was a match that left you wishing for "only 5 more minutes". That is all they needed to come away with a win that would have put them into a final and put any doubts that anyone had about these young men to rest. They were nine points down and they came fighting but just not able to maintain, they lost the game by a mere two points. These young men did what most would not be able or expected to do and play three matches in four days, surely the powers that be should be able to pace these matches out more evenly and give teams a deserving chance to catch their breath. To the bravest of them all - well done, you were all a pleasure to watch and support and gave your supporters and club some wonderful and proud hurling moments.
To Ian, Liam and Martin, a big ‘Thank You’ for all the time and effort given to this team of wonderful young men.
Fethard GAA Club News
Wishing the very best of luck to our Senior Footballers who take on Cahir on Sunday 7th Oct in Clonmel at 4.30pm in the County Quarter Final.
Junior A Footballers have advanced to the Quarter finals with a win last Sunday, in Monroe, on a scoreline Fethard 2-17; Cahir 2-9. Team: Thomas McCarthy, Connie O’Flynn, Philly Blake, Tommy Gahan, John Leahy, Willie O’Meara 0-1(45), Paul Kenrick 0-1(f), Jason Nevin, Kevin O Donnell 0-2, John Fitzgerald 0-1, Martin Coen 1-0, Johnny Neville 1-3, Michael O’Riordan, Tom Anglim 0-6, Edmund Sheehan 0-3 (1f). We await our next opponents.
Under 21B Hurling took place last Saturday in Ned Hall Park on a scoreline Fethard 2-13; Cahir 2-9, after extra time. Team: Darragh Corbett, Mike Kelly, Niall Hayes, James Kelly, William O’Brien, Shane Walsh 0-2(f), Adrian Lawrence 0-1, John Leahy, Dean Tobin 0-4(2f), Declan Doyle 0-1, Richard Gorey, Alan O’Connor 0-2, Edmund Sheehan, James Smyth, Keith Lawrence 2-3, Subs used: Peter Gough, Aaron O’Donovan, Paul Kenrick and Connie O’Flynn. The next game, the South Quarter Final, has been provisionally scheduled for the week-ending October 14th against Kilsheelan.
Minor B Hurlers are due to play the County Semi Final against Toomevara on this Saturday, October 6th. Check Sports-pages for details.
Esteemed guest, Liam Mulvihill, Director General GAA, will attend the launch of a commemorative book to celebrate 100 years of Gaelic Games in South Tipperary. This event will take place on Sunday 7th October in The GAA Centre, Clonmel, commencing at 7.30 pm. This Book, which gives a very comprehensive record of GAA affairs in South Tipperary over the past100 years, would make an ideal Christmas gift, as there is something in it for everyone. Fethard is well represented in this publication and our own Noel Byrne has been a member of the Centenary Book Committee for the last two years. This publication, which is priced at €40 (Hardback) and €25 (Soft back), will be available through Book Shops or from any member of the Book Committee.
Our Lotto Jackpot €6,900 was not won. The numbers drawn were 8, 17, 19 and 30. There was no match three winner. There were five €30 Lucky Dip winners: Andrea Carroll (Lonergan’s Bar, The Square, Fethard); Mary Dalton (c/o Mandy Quigley, Garrinch, Fethard); Bee Gould (Claremore, Fethard); Margaret Dorney (Woodvale Walk, Fethard) and Bob Fitzgerald (O’Connell St., Clonmel). There was one €50 Lucky Dip winner, Anna Cooke (49 St. Patrick’s Place, Fethard). We thank Fethard Electrical Wholesale for sponsoring the tickets.