Saturday 26th July 2008

Hunting News
Tipperary Foxhounds held their Annual Puppy Show at The Kennels, Tullamaine, on Saturday July 12th. Huntsman, Derry Donegan, and 1st Whip, Paul Brady, had what must have been a record young entry of 25 couple before a very large crowd and judges, Mr. Rupert Macauley Esq. and Mr. Ian Starsmore.

All present were very impressed by the quality of the 101/2 couple of Dog hounds and 141/2 couple of bitches on display. Many of those present were of the opinion that if those hounds hunt half as well as they look hunting prospects look very bright for the 2008 – 09 season, the start of which is just around the corner. After much, very careful, consideration the following were decided winners.

DOG HOUND: 1st: Station, walked by Ms. Jane Farrell; 2nd: Button, walked by Mr. Willie Croke and 3rd: Baritone, walked by Mr. Ned Tierney.
BITCHES: 1st: Lavender, walked by Mr. Padraig Kennedy; 2nd: Ravish, walked by Mr. Aiden Fogarty and 3rd: Lawful, walked by Mr. Michael Murphy.
CHAMPION: Lavender.
BEST WORKING HOUND: Pansy, walked by Mr. John Thompson.

Mr. Frank Quirke, Chariman, Tipperary Foxhounds thanked sincerely all landowners over whose lands the Tipps hunt, and all puppy walkers, without whose continued support hunting could not continue. He paid special tribute to Derry and Paul on the quality of all hounds and the pristine condition of Kennels and surrounds which were even better than last season.

The evening concluded with a beautiful Puppy Show Tea served in the Marquee by the ladies committee. The wonderful exhibition of excellent sporting scenes painted by local artist and Tipperary Hunt member, Mr. Liam Clancy, were much admired.

Fethard Macra na Feirme
Upcoming events for Fethard Macra include a Barbecue hosted by Rathkeevin Macra on Saturday, July 26th in the Barne Lodge at 9p.m. This event is in aid of South Tipp Hospice. Miss Macra is taking place in Dundrum House from August 1st – 3rd. This is an event not to be missed on the Macra calendar. The Raft Race will be taking place in Golden on Saturday, August 16th.

Club members are looking forward to this competition as it’s always great sport with a delicious barbecue to look forward to after the rafting has concluded. We are also looking forward to the Medieval Festival taking place in Fethard on Sunday, Aug 24th to celebrate Irish Walled Towns Day with events to suit all ages. This promises to be a great day for the people of Fethard and surrounding areas. We are currently looking for people interested in participating in indoor soccer and volleyball practice. Our next meeting will take place on Friday August 8th in McCarthys at 9p.m.

New members are always welcome. For further details contact Michael (087-9019443) or Una (087-6882683).

Record Skate Catch
John Costigan, from Moyglass, was rewarded with the fish of a life-time recently when he caught a 200 lbs. Skate from Clew Bay. John is a regular visitor to the Clew Bay area and was angling aboard Mary Gavin-Hughes’ boat, Shamrock 1, when he hooked the fish. The skate had previously been tagged under the Marine sport fish program and was quickly released after some photographs.
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The numbers drawn on 16th July were 13, 14, 27 and 28. We had no Jackpot winner and with no ‘Match 3s’ the following names were drawn, each winning €50:
Marion Noonan, Newtown, Drangan;
Teresa Roche, Woodvale Walk, Fethard and
Joan O’Donohoe, Moyglass.
The three following Lucky Dip winners received €50 each:
Tara Corbett, 10 New Houses, Drangan;
Pat Brett, Drumdeel, Fethard and
Esther Breen, Barrack Street, Fethard.
Next week’s Jackpot continues at €10,000 and the Jackpot sellers prize is €1000. You can now play our lotto online from your own computer by visiting fethard.com.

Youth Drama Camp
The Fionn Mac Cumhaill Players will hold a Drama Camp for 10 to 12 year olds from Monday 11th August to Friday 15th August in Cloneen Sports and Social Club. There are a limited number of places available which can be secured by phoning 086 083 4208.

Dublin City Ramblers
Dublin City Ramblers will play in Lonergan’s Bar (outdoors) on Saturday 16th August. Tickets at €10 are now on sale at the bar.

Concern Collection
Please note that the Annual Church Gate Collection in aid of Concern will be taken up at all masses this coming weekend July 26th and 27th.
Your support of this worthy cause would be greatly appreciated.

Walled Towns Day Medieval Art Competition
The Fethard Walled Town Medieval Festival, which will be held on Sunday 24th August, is organised by Fethard & Killusty Community Council and part funded by the Heritage Council of Ireland, Failte Ireland and South Tipperary County Council.

In conjunction with the day, South Tipperary County Museum are hosting a colouring competition for 6 year olds and over. Entries are available from the County Museum, Mick Delahunty Square, and in local Newspapers. Completed entries must be submitted to the County Museum by 4pm on Saturday 16th August.

Make sure to put name, address and telephone number on reverse. The use of crayons, markers, colouring pencils and paint is permitted. If printing off from the web max size is to be A4. http://walledtownsday.com/competition/
Select either the picture of the Withdrawing Room or Clifford Knight at Tournament as the entry into the Competition. The competition is open to 6+ year olds. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd subject to sufficient entries. Judges decision is final.

Change of time
Senator Phil Prendergast's Clinic in the Fr. Tirry Centre, Fethard, will now be held at 10am, Saturday 26th July 2008 instead of 2pm as previously advertised, to facilitate the Labour Party Selection Convention for the European Elections in Silversprings Hotel, Cork.

Fethard GAA Club News
On Wednesday last, we had a great win in Minor A Football on a score line Fethard 3-10; Commercials 0-7 played, in Monroe, on a night when our new kids on the block came of age and showed us that football is still very much alive in the parish. To the fore were J.P. McGrath between the posts, Gavin Fitzgerald, Adrian Lawrence and Glen Maher marshalled the back line with Cathal Gorey and Aaron Donovan holding sway around the middle.

Up front Daniel Hickey, Eoin O’Connell and Eoin Fitzgerald were excellent and with the game well over Christopher Sheehan showed his class when introduced in the last seven minutes to add 2 goals to the final tally.

Teams: Fethard – J.P. McGrath, Ciaran O’Connell, James Kelly, Gavin Fitzgerald, Glen Maher, Adrian Lawrence, Ben Walsh, Aaron O’Donovan, Cathal Gorey (0-1), Daniel Hickey (0-2)(1f), Eoin O’ Connell (0-3)(1f), Alan Lawrence, Adam Lyons, Dean Tobin (0-2)(1f), Eoin Fitzgerald (1-2). Subs, Chris Sheehan (2-0) for Adam Lyons and Brian Delahunty for Aaron O’Donovan (inj.). We wish them the very best of Luck in the South Final against Moyle Rovers on Saturday August 2nd.

FIXTURES: Intermediate hurling this Saturday, 26th July, in Monroe in 7pm v Carrick Davins in Round 6 of the League Championship.
Senior Football Round 6 will take place v Killenaule in O’Sullivan Park, Ballingarry, on Thursday 31st July at 7.45pm. Junior A Football are in a play-off when they face Newcastle in Marlfield on Wednesday 30th July at 7.45pm. Minor B Hurling Round 5 Fethard v St. Marys is on Sunday 27th in Monroe at 12.30pm. Minor A Football South Final takes place v Moyle Rovers in Cahir on Saturday Aug 2nd at 7.30pm.

Lotto Jackpot was not won with Numbers Drawn 10, 22, 25 and 32. There were no match threes. €30 each to Ger McCarthy (Kerry Street, Fethard), Lyndsey McGrath (Merry’s, Clonmel), DinnyBurke (Red City, Fethard), Paul Fitzgerald (Merry’s, Clonmel) and Dorothy Keane (Merry’s, Clonmel). The €50 Lucky Dip was won by Marie Ahearne (Main St., Fethard). We would like to thank AIB, Fethard, for sponsoring the tickets.

Congratulations to Sister Philomena and Sister Annunciata
Congratulations to Sister Philomena and Sister Annunciata on celebrating their recent jubilees. I used to visit you at the convent for afternoon tea when my mother Josie (McCarthy) Fennell and my aunt Mary (McCarthy) Gavin used to visit you on their trips home from England. Sister Terasita, Sister Carmel and Sister Thomas (my teacher) in the baby class would also join us.

I have so many memories of my time spent in your company and the walks around the grounds. In those days the nuns didn't come out on to the street you would meet us at the lodge where Mr & Mrs Power lived and walk us up the path and steps into the grounds or we would enter the convent via the gate at the back of the Parish Church, passed the laundry and join you all in the gardens. Tea would be served in the sitting room and we always left with gifts of holy pictures and soap. I loved those visits. Thank you again for the happy memories. May God Bless you both. Regards, Kate (Kathleen) Fennell.


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