If you are not looking forward to the long winter nights and you would enjoy a visit every once in a while, the Parish Team would be happy to oblige.
On the other hand, if you are mobile and would like to visit people in their homes, you are more than welcome to join us. Contact John at (052) 31684 or Carmel at (052) 31134.
Fethard & Killusty Community Council
Fethard GAA Club News
The GAA Lotto Jackpot of €2,500 was not won. The numbers drawn were 3, 17, 26 and 28. We had no match threes winner so five Lucky Dips of €30 each were drawn and won by: Kathleen Connolly (The Valley), Mary Butler (Roan Killenaule), Marie O’Brien (Coolmoyne), Jimmy O Meara (Cedar Grove), and Michael Gould (Claremore). The €50 Lucky Dip was won by Josie Fitzgerald (Kiltinan). Tickets were kindly supplied by Harrington Developments.
Our deepest sympathy at this time is with the O’Flaherty family (Killusty Castle) on the death of Peg. Go ndeana Dia trocaire orthu.
Fethard & District Juvenile Rugby news
Under-7 Rugby Our under 7s played a tremendous game against Waterpark and recorded a victory scoring 5 tries against 1 for Waterpark. This was a great performance by our young team and augers well for the future of the club to see so many children play so well. Especially effective on the day were Joe O’Connor, Jack Mulcahy and Ciaran O’Dwyer.
Under-7 Rugby Our under 8s also recorded a victory, on a scoreline of 6 tries to 5, in another very closely contested game. The skills demonstrated by these young boys had their coaches beaming with pride. Michael Gaynor, Luke Ryan, Colm Hayde and James Walsh had very effective games.
Under-10 Rugby Our under 10s played an excellent match, having to fight all the way to secure a well earned draw of 3 tries each. Our young players demonstrated all the skills, running and tackling very well putting in a great team performance. There to impress on the day were Cathal Maher, Conor Murray and Charlie Manton who also scored a great try.
Under-11 Rugby Under 11s played a very entertaining and great game of rugby with only 1 try separating the sides. This score occurred in the first 3 minutes of the game and proved enough to give Fethard victory. The game that followed was nail-biting stuff with each team being denied on the line on many occasions. This was a tremendous team win with young Russell Casey very impressive in his tackling. Others to impress in this team were Cian O’Connell and Henry Blackmore.
Under-12 Rugby Our under 12s played a very tough draw, which entertained all those present with all that’s good in rugby. Their attacking and defensive play was very effective. This was a very encouraging performance as Waterpark and we would have expected to win this one. All the team performed exceptionally well with great individual performances from Jack McCarthy, Gavin Delaney, Niall Walsh and William Morgan. The final score was 2 tries each.
Under-14 Rugby Our under 14s travelled to Clanwilliam and recorded a very impressive victory there. This team continues to show great promise and were dominant in all aspects of the game. Robert Hall and Michael John Murphy dominated the line-outs and presented our fast running backs with great ball for attack after attack. Colm Shanahan put in another very impressive performance today, as did Alan Casey and Danny Gerard.
Under-18 Rugby Our under 18s travelled to Thurles for a league match but as our regular front row were missing we had to concede the match on safety grounds, but, we played a very tough practice game. Thurles ran out the easy winners but again our relative novices at this level put in a powerful second half to again prove that they can compete at this level.
The Gorey brothers, Richard and Cathal, put in tremendous performances, their speed and strength on the ball was a pleasure to witness and Richard was rewarded with a great try 10 minutes into the second half. Our second try came when Adrian Lawrence kicked into the corner to allow Declan Doyle an easy touchdown. Others to impress on the day were Ian Croke, Billy Horan, Michael Hayes and Ciaran Shelly. Our best wishes goes to Liam Smith who was injured on the day.
A special word of thanks goes to the parents who catered for the throngs of spectators and players on the day and made it a very successful event. Thanks also to the local secondary school for giving us the use of their field.
Fethard Tidy Towns AGM
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
St Vincent de Paul
Happy Birthday Lydia
Holy Souls in November
Fethard Bridge Club Results
Annual subscriptions of €25 are now due. Next Wednesday 22nd November we play for the Gross Turkey prize. Anyone looking for a partner contact Berney Myles at 32038.
Fethard Judo Club
We also had to two ladies in the junior event. Stephanie Lawrence collected bronze in the junior event and was very unlucky in the senior event. Lorraine Feery won a well deserved silver medal losing out to a much older American opponent in the 48kg category. On Sunday, in the Cadet event, Cathal Gorey, Alan Brannigan and Lorraine Feery were all out again. Cathal won two bronze medals in both the open weight and in the 73Kgs category. Alan won a second bronze in the 60kgs category and Lorraine collected another silver in the 47kg event.
Tom Woodlock fought very well in what was a very hot 66kgs event and was extremely unlucky to be knocked out. Natalie Cahill also fought brilliantly winning a silver in the 48Kgs event.
For Daniel Binchy, Cormac Britton, Kate Delahunty and Dean Kenny, it was the first time they fought at this level and fought great. Cormac came second in the cadet 60kgs category, Daniel won bronze in the cadet 73kgs category and both Kate and Dean were again unlucky in just missing out on bronze medals.
The following weekend both Richard Gorey and Stephanie Lawrence travelled with the Irish team to the Scottish International where both fought brilliantly. Stephanie came home with a bronze medal, one of only two medallist, another great achievement.
The Fethard Judo Club members train at the Town Hall on the Main Street, Fethard, at 7.15pm sharp on Tuesday nights and once a month on Thursday night. New members are always welcome.
Sean's mode of transport
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The death has occurred of Mrs Peg O’Flaherty, Killusty Castle.
The death has occurred in Maidstone, Kent, England, of Mrs Joan Vinten, formerly Jo O’Shea, St. Patrick’s Place.
White Heather Harriers
The day concluded with a short run from Slattery’s. Hounds were hunting almost non-stop from move-off at 11am and their deep cry in the good scenting conditions prevailing was heard at its best. The White Heather Harriers meet next Sunday at Loughcopple and on Sunday November 26th at Rocklow.
The Australian Game
Geraghty suffered concussion, so did Maurice Fitzgerald in a club game in Kerry last Sunday, he accidentally ran into one of his own players. Geraghty sportingly said he was not sure is his injury was accidental or not. Like Geraghty and Maurice Fitzgerald, whatever the reason, are not the first players to be concussed in a game and they certainly will not be the last. We must remember, ‘There is no game yet worth a rap for rational man to play into which no accident or mishap could possibly find a way’. So, on with the International rules series where skill with the round ball was a revelation as was their speed and fitness as they showed the best footballers in Ireland how to shoot points, or overs, and they are called from forty and fifty yards.Speaking of a dying art. The skill of the Scottish Shinty players was also a revelation. These guys could score points off the ground from up to seventy yards pointing quite a number of seventies, or sixty-fives as they are now called, with ease. Their game goal-keeper taking his puck-outs off the ground regularly landed the ball beyond the half way line, which in Croke Park is a distance of over eighty yards. They certainly showed that ground hurling is certainly a forgotten art.