Fethard GAA Club News
Our team in the semifinal success was: Paul Fitzgerald, Carl Gahan, Cian Maher, Michael Carroll, Dean Tobin, Shane Walsh, Johnny Leahy, Michael Ryan, John Paul Looby, Aiden Fitzgerald 0-1, Miceál Spillane, Ciaran Treacy 0-9 (8f), Michael Aherne 0-2, Stephen O’Donnell 0-1, Kenneth O’Donnell 1-3. Subs used were: Chris Sheehan, Brian Coen and Willie Morrissey. We have now qualified for the County quarterfinals. We wish the management and team the best of luck in the South Final in their quest for title number five, to add to those won in 1982, 1989, 1992 and 2002.
The Minor B Hurling South Final was played on Friday 15th September and it was hard luck on a team that gave it everything on the night. We just came up against a stronger and more physical side and lost on a scoreline, Fethard 0-11, St Marys 1-12. We wish St. Mary’s the best of luck in the county championship. The team was: J P McGrath, Edmond Sheehan, Liam Ryan (capt), Adrian Lawrence, Declan Doyle, Christopher Sheehan, Eoin O’Connell, Peter Gough 0-1, David Prout 0-1, Alan O’Connor 0-1, Richard Gorey, Dean Tobin 0-6f, Niall Hayes, Thomas Gilpin 0-1, Jack O Sullivan. Subs used were: Aaron Donovan 0-1, Tom O’Connell, David Conway, James Kelly, Cathal Gorey. Other subs were: Mathew Fitzgerald, Kieran Ryan, Kevin Hayes, Jonathan Fleming, Ben Walsh, Paul McCarthy and Michael Fitzgerald.
The Junior A Football Championship will resume shortly with a game against Moyle Rovers. In the Senior Football relegation match we are drawn against Carrick Swans which will be played on or after 1st October 2006.
Coffee Day for Hospice
Nano Nagle Parents’ Association AGM
Trip to Cape Clear Island
On Saturday, on a historical/archaeological tour led by Chuck Kruger, an American writer and broadcaster who has lived on the island for sixteen years and who fashions many of his stories on the lives of the islanders, showed the group the location of the first Christian church on the island built by St. Kieran and supposed by many historical commentators to be the location of the very first Church in the whole country. Through a deepening mist he brought the group to the two famous megalithic standing stones known as the 'marriage stones', one of only three that have survived in the country as a whole; their initial significance is now no longer known but in folklore it is now said that should the hand of one person reach though the hole and be grasped by their partner, their romantic relationship will remain steadfast. Another standing stone and what was once a burial chamber were also visited.
On the Sunday, Mr Liam Burke, a naturalist from Clerihan led the group to a pre-breakfast bird watching expedition and then, after that all-important meal, on to Lake Ioral and the seashore for a general commentary on the flora and fauna of the area. Some people saw the female Redstart, an uncommon but regular migrant to our shores and one claimed a glimpse of a greenish Warbler but who knows.
By coincidence, on this weekend there was a whale watching course taking place on the island and some participants have been regularly whale watching from the headland near Ardmore, Co. Waterford. The return boat trip to Baltimore was a delightful voyage with brilliant views of Sherkin Island and the coastline. And, as was said in essays of long ago, we returned home tired but happy.
Councillor Jimmy O’Brien
If you wish to take part in this very worthwhile course, please write your name, pupil’s name and class, on a piece of paper and hand it in to the school office or to any of the teachers. The weekly meetings will take place at 8pm in the school and will last approximately one hour. A charge of €2 per night is necessary to cover the cost of parenting books supplied.
For further information contact the school at Tel: 052 31493.
Fethard Bridge Club Results
1st Gross: Alice Quinn and Berney Myles;
Next Wednesday, 27th September, we will be playing for the Free Sub Gross. Anyone looking for a partner contact Berney Myles at (052) 32038.
X Factor Heats Up for Slievenamon Idol
1st prize will be €400 and a prize of €200 to the runner up. The ‘Grand Final’ will take place on the 14th October. This competition has caused a great stir in the many villages taking part and has a great following. Huge numbers are expected for both the semifinals and the final in Cloneen. The craic should be good!
Some great singers, representing the five pubs involved, as well as local companies and shops etc. Don't miss out get there early it promises to be a great night’s entertainment which ever night you chose to go.
You still have a chance to enter, so, have you got the x-Factor? If so, then get along to The Half Way on the 23rd September about 9.30pm. Remember it's the audience who decide the winner by voting for your favourite act.
Civil Defence Classes
New Retail Outlet in Kerry Street
The Coronation of Queen Victoria 1838
“Every demonstration of joy which a small town could show was exhibited here on Thursday. In the morning the sweet-toned church bells commenced ringing merry peals; about 12 o'clock the depot of the 58th, under-command of Capt. Collins, paraded in the street and fired a Feu-de-joie, and at night every house in the town was illuminated. The officers of the 58th had the Barracks brilliantly lit, the fine front of which appeared to great advantage. The house of the Rev. Archdeacon Laffan was also conspicuous, the beautiful-veranda in front was tastefully lit up; and although the streets were greatly crowded during the night, not the slightest disturbance or annoyance took place.”
The coronation of Queen Victoria was the beginning of a new era. As an inexperienced girl of eighteen, Victoria had assumed the responsibility for an institution that seemed to have outlived its purpose. She dedicated her long and productive reign of almost sixty-four years to transforming the monarchy into the positive force that held the diverse British Empire together.
When Queen Victoria, crippled by old age, died in January, 1901, there was a true sense of loss among her subjects, a realization that an era had ended and the future was uncertain. This feeling of uncertainty was almost universal felt throughout the English-speaking world.
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto Jackpot over €7,000
The three €50 Lucky Dip winners were:
Happy 50th Birthday
Barbecue for Soccer Club
Collection for Concern
Too Long In Exile
Aidan has recorded three albums, two with the band Aiseiri, and lately his first solo album entitled, ‘Water’. He has settled for the moment in Connemara, where he hosts a radio show, fishes on the trawlers and even picks stones to keep mind and body together. He is looking forward to his long overdue homecoming concert in the Abymill at 8pm on Saturday 30th September. He will be joined on the night by several accomplished musicians. Support on the night is from local band, “The Autocats’. Tickets are €10 and can be bought in McCarthy’s.