Patrician Presentation Awards Ceremony
Friday 27th October, heralded the arrival of Awards Day for Fethard Patrician Presentation Secondary School a day in which achievements both great and small, in the academic world, sporting, prowess, attendance, business, art, personal skills and social skills are acknowledged in a very special way. CLICK FOR FULL REPORT AND MORE PHOTOGRAPHS
International Night will take place on Friday 24th November from 7.30pm to 12.30am. Tickets are €30 which also includes raffle. This event will be held in the New Park Hotel Clonmel and a great nights entertainment is assured.
Congratulations to our member Celia Byrne who recently appeared on RTE television show, ‘Winning Streak’. It was great to see so many local faces in the audience. Well done Celia, you did great!
Fethard Bachelors Graduate
Fethard Bridge Club Results
1st Gross: Betty Walsh and Brigid Gorey;
Annual subscriptions of €25 are now due. Anyone looking for a partner contact Berney Myles at Tel: (052) 32038.
Fethard and District Rugby
U/16 Rugby Our U/16s played Roscrea in Fethard on Saturday night. This young team did us proud by beating Roscrea 12 points to 5. Roscrea were a far bigger side, particularly in the forwards, but the tackling skills of this ever-improving side proved to be the difference between the two teams. Fethard moved the ball quicker and were far more comfortable on the ball than their opponents. Captain for the night, Joey Kelly, was very effective in the rucks and mauls, and worked very hard to release Mathew Fitzgerald for our first try on 15 mins. Shane Kavanagh converted. Fethard continued to attack and Joey Kelly ran in a record try just at the bread to bring the lead to 12 points.
Roscrea started the second half with all guns blazing and our lads were on the back foot for most of the half, and our backs were resolute in defence with great handling from Stuart Broderick, Damien Barry and Johnnie Moroney. Ben Walsh playing at scrum half for the first time settled very well and made some great defensive tackles in the second half. Roscrea scored a consolation try in the final 10 minutes to leave the score 12 points to 5, in our favour.
U/18 Rugby Our U/18s travelled to Clanwilliam for only their second competitive game and while the scoreline of 28 points to 12 would seem to suggest that Clanwilliam had an easy win here, nothing could be further from the truth. We conceded most of the scores in the first half when our relatively inexperienced and young team made some basic errors that allowed Clanwilliam to gain the upper hand.
The half team talk seemed to have worked because our team landed attack after attack and played all of the second half in the Clanwilliam half of the field, and were eventually rewarded with a great breakaway try by Richard Gorey who threatened the Clanwilliam line all day. Declan Doyle dropped kicked the conversion. Our team continued to play an attacking game and our captain Jack O’Sullivan spurned the chance of easy penalties to work for tries. Cathal Gorey was denied a try after strong running, being built up by the Clanwilliam defence. This attacking game was rewarded later when Alan O’Connor crossed the line for our second try. Jeff Coady and Nicholas Hayes (Nicky) came on for their first game and both can be very pleased with their contribution. Our U/16 props Stephen Healan and David Hall played very effectively and were not out of place in this company. This defeat will prove to be catalyst for this team as they proved by this robust game that they are well capable of playing at this level, and with practice, practice, practice, this team will be a force to be reckoned with, Tuesday night lads, all of you!
We send our best wishes and the wishes of all his team-mates to Paddy Teehan who was injured at training on Friday night.
U/10 Rugby Our U/10s travelled to Carrick and played very well against a strong Carrick side with a scoreline of 8 tries to 3 in favour of Carrick. The coaches were full of praise for all our young players and Emily Kavanagh, John Kennedy, Paul Moloney Charlie Manton and Christen Kennedy impressed on the day.
P.S. Have you your Table Quiz team organised? Thursday 30th November in Butlers Bar.
Halloween Painting Fun
The death occurred recently of Mr Pat Halpin, Quartercross, Killusty. Interment took place in Killusty.
Horse & Jockey on Wednesday produced several foxes and provided a typical Horse & Jockey day with hunting confined mostly to the hedge bog plantations.
Foxes were in very short supply at Lismolin on Thursday. The childrens meet at Kilcooley on Saturday did provide a good afternoons hunting through the Kilcooley Woodlands. Hounds hunted continuously from twelve o’clock to three. Whether the quarry was a red fox or something a bit larger is open to debate.
Knockfee on Saturday showed a big improvement. Following a nice run from the Waterlooer Gorse a few short hunts were enjoyed in Ballingeary area. The day concluded with a good hunt of forty minutes from Mortlestown Castle. Hounds ran a very fast circle through Casey’s, Kiely’s and O’Donnell’s to the main Cahir / Clonmel road to the Trass orchards. Turning here hounds hunted strongly back to Hickey’s where they had to give a good fox best.
White Heather Harriers
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto Results
The three €50 ‘Lucky Dips’ were:
Next week’s Jackpot is €8,100 and the Jackpot seller’s prize €810.
Fethard GAA News
Congratulations to Dick Fitzgerald and Liam Connolly who will receive there Sean Na Ghael Awards on this Sunday in Brú Ború, bringing to Fethard a total of eight awards since their inception in 2003 Dick Allen (RIP), Dick Cummins (RIP), Elsie O’Dwyer (RIP), Johnny Farrell (RIP), Tom McCormack (RIP), and Joe Ahearne, We wish them the best of luck on the night.
Our Lotto Jackpot €2,400 was not won. We had one match three winner of €150, going to Stephen O’Brien (Rosegreen). The €50 Lucky Dip going to Sally Hayes (Cashel Rd). Numbers Drawn were 1, 8, 16 and 18. The tickets were kindly sponsored by Harrington DevelopmentsOur sincere sympathies are at this time with the McCormack Family (Monroe) on the death of Tom. Go ndeanai trocaire ar an ainmeachta..
Fethard Players Take to the Stage this Weekend