Fethard Walled Towns Day this Sunday
Local bands, ‘Zero Tolerance’ and ‘Rootless+2’ will play their own live music outside the Town Hall from 1pm to 2pm.
This will be followed by a colourful parade from Main Street led by the prehistoric Loughnashade Trumpet. The Medieval Heraldic Parade will leave from The Square at 2pm and travel to the Town Wall via Main Street and The Valley. The parade will display the large variety of Heraldic Coats of Arms made of the pupils of St Patrick’s Boys School, Nano Nagle National School and Killusty National School. There will also be special €50 voucher prizes each for the best adult male and female medieval costume and for the best under-15 boy’s and girl’s medieval costume taking part in the parade.
A big attraction by the Town Wall will be the renowned Lee Valley String Band from Cork who will entertain the crowd from 3pm to 5pm. The Lee Valley String Band have played at festivals all over Ireland and appeared regularly on Radio and Television. Other events by the Town Wall include the ‘Basher Bacon Puppet Theatre’, Re-enactment Display, Farmers Markets, Craft Stalls, Refreshment Stalls, and the Solas Art group will make an artistic 18ft colourful shell Mandela, commencing from early morning.
Shay Hurley, Clonmel Workman’s Boat Club, will host a Clashawley River Walk at 2.30pm and there will also be an opportunity to meet and talk to the local expert on flora and fauna of South Tipperary, Liam Burke.
All the events are free as part of National Heritage Week so please tell your friends to come along and enjoy what promises to be a great day’s entertainment in the beautiful setting of Fethard’s unique medieval town wall and Clashawley river.
These events, coordinated by Fethard Historical Society, are kindly part-sponsored by The Heritage Council of Ireland, Failte Ireland and South Tipperary County Council.
Sarah’s ‘Pure Bliss’
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto Results
The €50 Luck Dip winners were:
Fethard Tidy Towns Garden Competition Results
Fethard GAA Club News
In Minor B Football on Friday 17th August our young boys gave us plenty to be proud of when handing out a fine display of open football in the second half and a scoring feat that we will find hard to repeat, scoring 1-11 without reply to reach the South Final where will take on Ballyporeen. Our last appearance in a final was in 2004 losing to Cahir with a first class display from Gavin Fitzgerald, Declan Doyle Alan O’Connor and Adrian Lawrence on the night. Team was: J.P. McGrath, Gavin Fitzgerald, Cathal Gorey 0-1, Kieran O’Connell, Ben Walsh, Christopher Sheehan, James Kelly, Declan Doyle 0-4 (1f), Aaron O’Donovan 0-1, Alan O’Connor 0-4, Eoin O’Connell 0-1, Dean Tobin 0-1, Eoin Condon, Adrian Lawrence 1-3(1f), Jonathan Fleming. Subs used: Ciarán Ryan, Eoin Healy and Michael Fleming.
The Minor B Hurling South Final is on this weekend, Sunday 26th August, in Kilsheelan at 5.30pm. We ask you for your support as they will be playing Carrick Swans who we already played in an earlier round. This was the best game in the championship with us losing out on that occasion by a goal, 2-12 to 1-12. Another great game is in prospect and we wish all involved the very best of luck in the final. We were beaten in last years final by St Marys. The Under 21 B Hurling next round is moved to accommodate South Minor Final.
Our senior footballers still await the result of the losers games to be played Sunday 26th August. The first will be played in Fethard between Killenaule and Mullinahone at 6.30pm, and the other in Kilsheelan between Carrick Swans and Ardfinnan. These two winners will join Commercials, Fethard, Moyle Rovers and Cahir in an open draw for two games and two byes to the semifinals.
Our Junior A footballers are also out next in a game against Commercials on Wednesday 29th August at 6.45pm.
Thanks to all who helped out last Sunday in a very successful Senior Hurling South Final played in Fethard between Killenaule (0-14) and Ballingarry (0-13). To those who made there facilities available, those who manned the barriers, stewards in the field and the committee for the splendid turn out of the field and facilities, not forgetting those who came from other clubs in the division to give a helping hand.
The St Augustine’s Reunion Draw Tickets at €5 each are now on sale from any past players or organizing committee. Please give your support.
The Lotto Jackpot €6,200 was not one. The numbers drawn were 5, 9,16 and 26. We had two match three winners who received €75 each, Austy Godfrey (Derryluskin, Fethard), and Stephanie Johnson (The Green, Fethard). The €50 Lucky Dip was won by Vera Sheehan (Woodvale Walk, Fethard).
Our sincere sympathy to the O’Riordan family (Kerry Street & Barrack Street) on the death of John, who died in America. John played with Fethard in the 1950s winning a South /County Senior Football Medal in 1954. Go ndeana Dia trocaire orthu.
The Meeting place!
Sliabh Na mBan Holy Year Cross
As always there are many people to thank for making this day possible, from the lads who erected the crosses to those who prepared the altar and, of course, our ladies committee who provided tea and refreshments. We also thank our clergymen who every year give so freely of their time. To Jim and Eileen O’Donnell we are as always, indebted, and this year we say a special thank you to scout leader Robert Phelan and the boys from the Fethard troop, who gave us the use of their marquee, it was a Godsend. Finally, to all of you who took the time and effort to be there, we hope to see you all next year.
Fethard Juvenile GAA Club News
We wish them and their trainers the very best of luck as they head out against Kilsheelan on Thursday evening and it would be great to see more parents turning out to cheer this team on.
Congratulations also to Eoin O’Connell on his selection to the under-16 county hurling team. Eoin is no stranger to county hurling teams and we wish them both well in their upcoming tournaments
Congratulations also to the minor team for making it through to the South hurling and football finals. Good luck lads, go on Fethard!
Juvenile Summer Camp
A barbecue, bouncy castle, raffle with prizes galore will take place on the last day and all juvenile members and their families are invited to come along and get involved in the day.
Price is €20 per member attending, €25 for non-members and concessions are available to families with three or more children attending. So come along and enjoy a fun packed camp and last day barbecue. We look forward to seeing you!
Community Games Finals
Rugby Club ‘Gold Classic’
The 2007/08 season is now here and rugby training is to commence on Friday 8th September. The under 8s, 10s & 12s will train from 6.45pm to 8pm on Friday evenings. Then the under 14s, 16s & 18s will train on Friday evenings from 8pm to 9pm also starting on 8th September. We look forward to seeing all the youngsters back again and welcome all new faces.Please note that the Club are holding a First Aid Course on the weekend of Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd September in the Tirry Community Centre Fethard. The price is €80 for the two-day-course. Please contact Valerie Coleville Connolly on 086 1704874 if you are interested as we have several places left to fill. Thank you once again to members and the wider community that supported the Community Field Clubhouse draw during the summer. Your support is very much appreciated.