Thursday 17th November 2011

Paul McGrath visits Moyglass soccer club  
Ireland soccer legend Paul McGrath paid a visit to Moyglass soccer club training session on November 7, to help celebrate a very successful season for the young players in 2010 / 2011. Paul was very generous with his time on the night taking time to sign his book, jerseys and his new music CD released in aid of acquired brain injury and Cystic Fibrosis Association.

Paul later met with parents and well-wishers in St. Mary’s Hall, Killenaule, where refreshments were served. The club are very grateful to Paul, his driver Pat and companion Tracy for their co-operation.

Paul has since contacted the club to thank all involved in making his trip so enjoyable. For the lovely welcome he received, the beautiful presentation from the club and said he would love to help out at any time in the future.

Surprise Party for Tina   
Congratulations to Tina Conran who celebrated her 40th birthday at a surprise party organised by her family at Slievenamon Golf Club. Tina was led to believe she was attending a friend’s wedding anniversary party and arrived with a present in hand to be suddenly astonished when her family and friends appeared from nowhere to reveal the party was for her! A large collection of photographs from Tina’s early years were also on display, including many she had never seen before, which proved a great topic of conversation for the night.
A close kept secret for weeks, it was even a bigger surprise that the information didn’t leak before the event, especially in these days of mobile communication. The evening concluded with refreshments and music enjoyed by all present.

Fethard GAA News
On Saturday night last our three U14 Tipperary footballers, Charlie Manton, Joedy Sheehan and Adam Fitzgerald were presented with their U14 Munster Football Medals by David Power, Tipperary football team manager, in Carrick Swan's GAA Club House.

Attending from Fethard were Charlie Manton, Joedy Sheehan and Adam Fitzgerald. This was a very special occasion for the three boys, their club and their families. Hopefully they will continue to wear the Blue & Gold for many years to come. Well done lads. A special word of thanks goes to the Swan Club for their hospitality on what was a very entertaining and enjoyable night.

On Sunday, a busy Brian Healy collected, on behalf of his team, their South U16 football medals and their County U16 football medals.
There will be a Mass for deceased GAA members from Fethard and Killusty on Monday, November 28, at 7.30pm in Killusty. We ask that, as a mark of respect for those who are no longer with us, that all GAA members, both senior and juvenile, attend.

Fethard GAA annual general meeting will take place on Friday, December 2, at 8pm in the Tirry Centre, Fethard.

Lotto numbers drawn on Tuesday, November 8, were 5, 13, 23 and 25. We had no jackpot winner and one match three winner who received €150: Kim Condon, Clonmel. The €50 lucky dip was won by Martin Coen, The Green, Fethard. Next week’s jackpot stands at €2,600.

Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The numbers drawn on November 9, were: 3, 11, 24 and 29. We had no Jackpot winner and one ‘Match Three’ winner who received €150: John, Anthony & Marianne, c/o Butlers Bar, Fethard.

The three following ‘Lucky Dip’ winners also won €50 each: Salem Farag, Donoughmore, Lisronagh; Michael Russell, Drangan; and Jane Keogh, c/o Tom Purcell.

Remember you can purchase your lotto ticket online at www.fethard.com. Buy seven weekly tickets and get one free! Check on the website for lots of special offers. Next week’s Jackpot commences at €6,350 and the Jackpot sellers prize is €635. All proceeds go towards community work in Fethard.

St Vincent de Paul Christmas Help
Anyone requiring the help of St. Vincent de Paul for this Christmas can contact any member of the society for an application form or collect one from the back of our local churches. Please return completed form to any member of the society before November 27.

November Rosaries in our parish cemeteries
We encourage all the older and the younger people of the parish to come to our local cemeteries each Sunday throughout November and pray for our dear departed.

Rosary for the Holy Souls in Purgatory will take place on Sunday, November 20, in Rathcoole at 2.45pm, Tullamaine 3pm, and Redcity at 3.30pm.

Sunday, November 27: Killusty after Mass, Kiltinan 3pm, Kilmaclugh 3.30pm.

Prayer and effort will help our departed when we try to visit a cemetery each Sunday in November.

Fethard Macra
Now that autumn is here and the nights are drawing in, volleyball has begun again on a weekly basis. All South Tipp members are invited to attend. Games take place every Thursday night at 9pm in Clerihan hall. See you there!

Here at the club we are on a recruitment drive for new members so if you think you would like to join why not come along to one of the many Macra events or to a meeting. There is something for everyone whether it be sport, drama or anything else. For more information or to become a member, phone our chairperson, Liam Cleary on 086 3998711

Died Recently  
The death has occurred on Tuesday, November 8, of Terri O'Neill, (née Grogan) of Jossestown, Fethard, and late of Collage Avenue, Clonmel.

Requiem Mass was held at Ss. Peter & Paul's Church, Clonmel, on Thursday, followed by funeral immediately afterwards to the Island Crematorium.

Hunting News
Tipperary Foxhounds hunting last week could be described in the negative. Following a good day at Knockfee on Monday the rest of the week was not quite so good. No foxes from Killenaule on Wednesday. No ground from Lismolin on Thursday, no scent from Cashel on Saturday just about sums it up. From Killenaule they did have just twenty minutes from the thick gorse covert on the hillside opposite Coolquill AC Clubhouse from where they ran to the Mullinahone - Delany's Cross road. Hunting strongly in Finane Wood on Thursday they ran to the quaintly named ‘Asses Turn’ and to ground. From Cashel scent which been almost non-existent all day improved somewhat in the afternoon. Then from Brittas they hunted through Traynor’s and Morrissey's. Across the Bothareen Bocht they ran through Camas to the Suir. Hunting well here they hunted back through Fahy's to Brittas. This was a good 45 minutes to finish off the day.

Ballylusky White Heather Harriers
Ballylusky White Heather Harriers meet on Sunday next, November 20, at Loughcopple; Sunday, November 27, at Ballylusky and Sunday December 2, at Clonacody. All meets at 11am.

Patrician Presentation Jottings  

Tipperary Regional Youth Council
Congratulations to Rachel Prout, 6th Year who was elected recently to Tipperary Regional Youth Council, at the Comhairle na nÓg meeting in Ballykisteen Golf Club Tipperary. Rachel is daughter of Mr and Mrs Philip Prout, Derryluskin Fethard.

Students Council on the move
Our active Students’ Council organised a fundraising Volleyball Match between Teachers and Pupils on October 28 with the teacher’s panel of Mr Britton, Mr McGree, Ms Barrett, Mr O’Gorman, Ms Maher, Mr O’Gorman and Ms Whelan emerging as the winners. This sporting contest was enjoyed by all and the students have already used the proceeds to fund mirrors in the school.

Tipperary Youth Service
On Thursday, November 10, Ms Pauline Sharpe from Youth Service gave a very interesting presentation to the Transition Year Pupils on Youth in the Workplace with special emphasis on the current legislation regarding their employment rights and responsibilities.

Jack and the Beanstalk
It is hoped to stage a School Pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk early in 2011. Auditions are being held at the moment and the final cast will be announced shortly.

Drug Awareness
Ms. Sinead O’Mahony Carey from the HSE in Clonmel - facilitated a Drug Awareness Seminar for 5th and 6th Year Students on Monday, November, 14.

French Café
The Transition Year Pupils organised a very successful French Café in the school on Tuesday, October 25. All French classes in the school and their teachers enjoyed the selection of croissants and pains au chocolat on offer on the day. Félicitations to all involved.

School Bank Interviews
Ms Birdy Barrett from AIB Fethard will conduct interviews for the School Bank in the School on Tuesday, November 15. The Transition Years, under the guidance of Ms Mulhall, have operated the School Bank over the last number of years and have participated successfully in the competition in the past.


Fethard Ladies Football   
Well done to Kate Davey, Megan Coen, Molly O’Meara and Ciara Hayes who last weekend played for the Tipperary U12 ladies development squad in an inter-county blitz played in Thurles. The girls played some great football and having won a county U12 title earlier in the year the girls have now made their mark at inter-county level. Well done again girls as we are very proud of you and look forward to watching you continue to develop with your club and county.

Well done to our U18 minor ladies who last Sunday defeated Piltown in the county semi-final on a scoreline of, Fethard 3-10, Piltown 1-05. This was a great victory for the ladies who are now back in the final again for the second year in a row where they will take on Ardfinnan in a repeat of the 2010 final.

Having only entered a minor team for the first time ever last year, the ladies have made wonderful progress in a short space of time and will look to the final next Sunday with confidence in reversing the 2010 result.

We would also appeal to all our supporters to come out in big numbers next Sunday to encourage the ladies. We would also like to wish the management team of Tom Anglim, Tom McCarthy, Maureen McCarthy and the team, the very best of luck in their quest to win the minor championship for the very first time.

The club would also like to thank Chris Mullins and Fethard Car Boot Sale for their generosity in sponsoring the minor ladies with a new set of jerseys this year. We are extremely grateful for your support.

Table Quiz in Butler’s
Don’t forget our Ladies Football table quiz and raffle will take place this Friday night, November 18, in Butlers Bar at 9.30pm. Table of four is now €6 per person or €24 per table and not €10 per person as previously advertised.

We appeal to all parents and players and all supporters of Fethard GAA to come and support our table quiz as we now cater for a large number of girls. Our club continues to grow and we need all the help and support we can get. See you all Friday night!

Fethard & Killusty Community Council
A committee meeting of Fethard & Killusty Community Council will take place on Tuesday, November 22, at 8.30pm in the Tirry Community Centre.

Fethard Bridge Club
On Wednesday, November 2, we played for prizes sponsored by Berney Myles and Alice Quinn and the results were:
1st Nett: Betty Walsh and Monica Anglim (winners of sponsored prize);
2nd Nett: Carmel Condon and Brendan Kenny;
3rd Nett: Nora Lawrence and Philly Kenny.
1st Gross: Rita Kane and Kay St. John;
2nd Gross: Alice Quinn and Carol Kenny;
3rd Gross: Anna Cooke and Bernie O'Meara.
The results of our game on November 9 were:
1st Gross: Jim Lahert and Eileen Ryan;
2nd Gross: Anna Cooke and Bernie O'Meara;
3rd Gross: Kay St. John and Rita Kane.
1st Nett: Nell Broderick and David O'Meara;
2nd Nett: Alice Quinn and Carol Kenny;
3rd Nett: Kathleen Kenny and Ann O'Dea.

November 16 is a charity night and on November 23 we play for the Gross Turkey prize. Anyone looking for a partner contact Berney Myles at 6132038.

Fethard Rugby Club
Fethard Rugby Club hosted Cashel U9s. Our U9 captain Oisín Smullen played a great game against very strong opponents and in a tight match Fethard just came out on top. Thanks to all players and parents.

Last Sunday’s good weather saw a fine turn-out for the Fethard U10s and their opponents Cashel. Ten minutes in and Fethard were three points down after Cashel’s better start. However, Fethard team really pulled together and started to nullify the Cashel attacks whilst making scores themselves leaving the half-time score 4-3 to Cashel.
Fethard started the second half brightly with two quick scores. Then followed a real hard-fought passage of play with both sides driving and mauling and tackling well with Fethard slightly gaining the edge. Final score 7-6 to Fethard and a good game played in the right spirit by both teams. Fethard team: Mathew Burke, Ethan Coen, Darragh Fitzgerald, Eoife Fitzgerald, Mathew Gleeson, David Gunn, Ian Harrington, Jack Hassett, Courtney Jade, Angus MacDonald, Dara O`Connell, Richard Robinson, Eoin Walsh, and the twins Michael and Jack on their debut. Try scorers: Mathew Burke, David Gunn, Courtney Jade, Angus MacDonald and Eoin Walsh.

Fethard U13s played Dungarvan on Sunday in the League in a good game to watch. Fethard scored the first points with a fine try and settled into a nice rhythm with good passages of play. It was half way in the first half before Dungarvan put their first points on the board with a try, which was quickly answered from Fethard with another good try, leaving the score, Fethard 10, Dungarvan 5, at the half way point.

The second half saw Dungarvan make several substitutions and were quickly rewarded with another try. This seemed to spur the Fethard side into gear with some excellent rucking and mauling up the field that any senior side would be proud of. This play resulted in a try and left the last five minutes very intense for both players and spectators. With a momentary lapse in concentration Fethard let Dungarvan in for a relatively soft try leaving the final score 15 points each at full time.

The Fethard players learnt a very important lesson in that, “you don’t stop until you hear the whistle!" Looking forward to seeing everybody at training on Friday at 6.45pm. New players are always welcome.



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