Record Skate Catch
Skipper Mary Gavin Hughes and angler John Costigan from Moyglass photographed with his fantastic 200lbs Clew Bay skate. This catch on Fathers Day was John's dream come true after a five year wait.
John Costigan, from Moyglass, was rewarded with the fish of a life-time recently when he caught a 200 lbs. Skate from Clew Bay. John is a regular visitor to the Clew Bay area and was angling aboard Mary Gavin-Hughes’ boat, Shamrock 1, when he hooked the fish. The skate had previously been tagged under the Marine sport fish program and was quickly released after some photographs.
Tipperary Foxhounds held their Annual Puppy Show at The Kennels, Tullamaine, on Saturday July 12th. Huntsman, Derry Donegan, and 1st Whip, Paul Brady, had what must have been a record young entry of 25 couple before a very large crowd and judges, Mr. Rupert Macauley Esq. and Mr. Ian Starsmore. All present were very impressed by the quality of the 101/2 couple of Dog hounds and 141/2 couple of bitches on display. Many of those present were of the opinion that if those hounds hunt half as well as they look hunting prospects look very bright for the 2008 – 09 season, the start of which is just around the corner. After much, very careful, consideration the following were decided winners.
Dog Hound: 1st: Station, walked by Ms. Jane Farrell; 2nd: Button, walked by Mr. Willie Croke and 3rd: Baritone, walked by Mr. Ned Tierney.
Bitches: 1st: Lavender, walked by Mr. Padraig Kennedy; 2nd: Ravish, walked by Mr. Aiden Fogarty and 3rd: Lawful, walked by Mr. Michael Murphy.
Best Working Hound: Pansy, walked by Mr. John Thompson.
Mr. Frank Quirke, Chairman, Tipperary Foxhounds thanked sincerely all landowners over whose lands the Tipps hunt, and all puppy walkers, without whose continued support hunting could not continue. He paid special tribute to Derry and Paul on the quality of all hounds and the pristine condition of Kennels and surrounds which were even better than last season. The evening concluded with a beautiful Puppy Show Tea served in the Marquee by the ladies committee. The wonderful exhibition of excellent sporting scenes painted by local artist and Tipperary Hunt member, Mr. Liam Clancy, were much admired.
Fethard Macra na Feirme
Upcoming events for Fethard Macra include a Barbecue hosted by Rathkeevin Macra on Saturday, July 26th in the Barne Lodge at 9p.m. This event is in aid of South Tipp Hospice. Miss Macra is taking place in Dundrum House from August 1st – 3rd. This is an event not to be missed on the Macra calendar. The Raft Race will be taking place in Golden on Saturday, August 16th. Club members are looking forward to this competition as it’s always great sport with a delicious barbecue to look forward to after the rafting has concluded. We are also looking forward to the Medieval Festival taking place in Fethard on Sunday, Aug 24th to celebrate Irish Walled Towns Day with events to suit all ages. This promises to be a great day for the people of Fethard and surrounding areas. We are currently looking for people interested in participating in indoor soccer and volleyball practice. Our next meeting will take place on Friday August 8th in McCarthys at 9pm. New members are always welcome. For further details contact Michael (087-9019443) or Una (087-6882683).
Youth Drama Camp
The Fionn Mac Cumhaill Players will hold a Drama Camp for 10 to 12 year olds from Monday 11th August to Friday 15th August in Cloneen Sports and Social Club. There are a limited number of places available which can be secured by phoning 086 083 4208.
Dublin City Ramblers
Dublin City Ramblers will play in Lonergan's Bar (outdoors) on 16th August. Tickets at €10 are now on sale at the bar.
Please note that the Annual Church Gate Collection in aid of Concern will be taken up at all masses this coming weekend July 26th and 27th.
Your support of this worthy cause would be greatly appreciated.
Fethard GAA Club News
On Wednesday last, we had a great win in Minor A Football on a score line Fethard 3-10; Commercials 0-7 played, in Monroe, on a night when our new kids on the block came of age and showed us that football is still very much alive in the parish. To the fore were J.P. McGrath between the posts, Gavin Fitzgerald, Adrian Lawrence and Glen Maher marshalled the back line with Cathal Gorey and Aaron Donovan holding sway around the middle. Up front Daniel Hickey, Eoin O’Connell and Eoin Fitzgerald were excellent and with the game well over Christopher Sheehan showed his class when introduced in the last seven minutes to add 2 goals to the final tally.
Fethard team: J.P. McGrath, Ciarán O’Connell, James Kelly, Gavin Fitzgerald, Glen Maher, Adrian Lawrence, Ben Walsh, Aaron O’Donovan, Cathal Gorey (0-1), Daniel Hickey (0-2, 1f), Eoin O’Connell (0-3, 1f), Alan Lawrence, Adam Lyons, Dean Tobin (0-2, 1f), Eoin Fitzgerald (1-2). Subs, Chris Sheehan (2-0) for Adam Lyons and Brian Delahunty for Aaron O’Donovan (inj.). We wish them the very best of Luck in the South Final against Moyle Rovers on Saturday 2nd August.
Fixtures: Intermediate hurling this Saturday, 26th July, in Monroe in 7pm v Carrick Davins in Round 6 of the League Championship.
Senior Football Round 6 will take place against Killenaule in O’Sullivan Park, Ballingarry, on Thursday 31st July at 7.45pm. Junior A Football are in a play-off when they face Newcastle in Marlfield on Wednesday 30th July at 7.45pm. Minor B Hurling, Round 5, Fethard v St. Marys is on Sunday 27th in Monroe at 12.30pm. Minor A Football South Final takes place v Moyle Rovers in Cahir on Saturday 2nd August at 7.30pm.
Lotto Jackpot was not won with Numbers Drawn 10, 22, 25 and 32. There were no match three winner. €30 each to Ger McCarthy (Kerry Street, Fethard), Lyndsey McGrath (Merry’s, Clonmel), Dinny Burke (Red City, Fethard), Paul Fitzgerald (Merry’s, Clonmel) and Dorothy Keane (Merry’s, Clonmel). The €50 Lucky Dip was won by Marie Ahearne (Main Street, Fethard). We would like to thank AIB, Fethard, for sponsoring the tickets.
Fethard Walled Town Medieval Festival
On Sunday 24th August a Medieval festival will be held in Fethard town to celebrate Irish Walled Towns Day, with events to suit all ages. The day will commence at 11am with the launch of an exhibition of ceramic works by Dóirín Saurus and her students in the Town Hall. During the day there will be a talk and tour of the local flora and fauna by Shay Hurley and Liam Burke.
A Fancy Dress Parade through the town is scheduled to start at 2pm and will be led by heraldic shields made by local primary school children, hunting horns and Irish Wolfhounds. A competition will be held for the best-dressed medieval costume in the parade. Prizes will be awarded to: Best Male Adult, Best Female Adult, Best Male Child and Best Female Child.
The parade will culminate in a medieval fair by the town walls to include events such as battle re enactments and traditional craft stalls such as silver smithing, weaving, wood carving and turning, basket making, leather working, butter making, willow work and a Farmers market.
There will also be street entertainers including puppeteers, a chance to try your hand at archery, music by local bands and The Lee Valley Band as well as visiting Medieval French musicians. Food will be available on the day. A large colourful Shell Mandala will be created by the Town Wall during the day also. So come along and celebrate Fethard’s rich heritage and the last few days of the summer.
The Fethard Walled Town Medieval Festival is organised by Fethard & Killusty Community Council and part funded by the Heritage Council of Ireland, Failte Ireland and South Tipperary County Council.
In conjunction with the day, South Tipperary County Museum are hosting a colouring competition for 6 year olds and over.
Entries are available from the County Museum, Mick Delahunty Square, and in local Newspapers.
Completed entries must be submitted to the County Museum by 4pm on Saturday 16th August. Make sure to put name, address and telephone number on reverse. The use of crayons, markers, colouring pencils and paint is permitted. If printing off from the web max size is to be A4. http://walledtownsday.com/competition/
Click on either picture for large version, right-click or control-click (Mac) to download picture.
Select either the picture of the Withdrawing Room or Clifford Knight at Tournament as the entry into the Competition. The competition is open to 6+ year olds. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd subject to sufficient entries. Judges decision is final.
Battle of the Bands
A Battle of the Bands will take place in the Walled Garden at McCarthy’s on Saturday 23rd August in conjunction with Fethard Walled Town Medieval Festival. Bands that wish to enter can send a demo to Vincent (Jasper) at McCarthy’s or to Premier Music Store in Clonmel. Ten bands will be chosen to battle it out. The entry fee is €50 per band, payable if the band is accepted into the competition. First prize is studio time to record a demo with a professional sound engineer.
Tag Rugby Festival
Fethard Rugby Club are hosting a Tag Rugby Festival over the first three Friday nights in August. Entertainment has been organised after each session in a local pub with barbecue on the final night
The rules are simple: you have to be over 35; 10 players per team - each team must have 1 female player (aged 30 and over) and entry is €100 per team.
So if you feel you still have a small spring in your step please contact Paul Scully Tel: 087 6885212. Limited places left. Spread the word and come along for the craic. Bring your family and friends, all are welcome.
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The numbers drawn on 16th July were 13, 14, 27 and 28. We had no Jackpot winner and with no ‘Match 3s’ the following names were drawn, each winning €50:
Marion Noonan, Newtown, Drangan;
Teresa Roche, Woodvale Walk, Fethard, and
Joan O’Donohoe, Moyglass.
The three following Lucky Dip winners received €50 each:
Tara Corbett, 10 New Houses, Drangan;
Pat Brett, Drumdeel, Fethard, and
Esther Breen, Barrack Street, Fethard.
Next week’s Jackpot continues at €10,000 and the Jackpot sellers prize is €1000. You can now play our lotto online from your own computer CLICK HERE or the image below.