Tuesday 18th March 2003
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|STAC ART WINNERS
Jean Hayden (centre), representing South Tipperary Anti-Incinerator Campaign, presenting prize to the overall winner in their recent art competition. The overall winner was Sara Flynn, a pupil of Fethard Presentation Patrician Secondary School. On presenting the prizes at Fethard school, Ms Hayden complimented the school on their high standard of entries as they also had three other prize winners in the competition. L to R: Christopher Thompson (3rd Under 15s), Sara Flynn (overall competition winner), Jean Hayden (STAC), Ciara Condon who accepted first prize under-15 on behalf of her sister Sara, and Ms Marian Gilpin (vice-principal). The third prizewinner from the school was Danielle Lawrence who came second under 18.
OFFER FOR FETHARD RUGBY CLUB
When my Dad was home recently, he brought some London Irish goodies. The Fethard club expressed a wish to link up with London Irish. I have been advised by John Flynn (Head of Rugby for the Amateur Club) that the U-12's are on tour in Dublin over Easter and would gladly meet up either with some of the officials from the Fethard Club or even to play a game whilst on tour. The same could be reciprocated on any trip to London by the Fethard club. John's email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and I have sent him a copy of this email. Perhaps you could pass this on to the relevant person(s) within the Fethard club.
SR PHILOMENA O’BRIEN HONOURED
Huntsman Pat O’Brien in his first official season as huntsman has provided excellent sport throughout the season under very difficult scenting conditions. Pat O’Brien is acknowledged in Irish hunting circles as one of the greatest authority on hound pedigrees and hound breeding. Pat and his whipper-in, James O’Donnell, wish to extend their personal thanks and appreciation to all farmers and landowners over whose land they hunted during the season for their cooperation.
The Ballylusky White Heather Harriers hold their traditional end of season meet on St. Patrick’s Day in Drangan at 12noon. The committee wish to thank all landowners over whose land they hunted during the season.
YOUTHS SOCCER TABLE QUIZ
JUVENILE FOOTBALL TRAINING
Under/16 football training continues on Wednesday evenings at 6pm in the GAA Field.
Under/14 football training continues on Friday evenings at 6pm in the GAA Field.
All new members are welcome to come along to any of these training sessions.
FETHARD CUB SCOUT NEWS
Our weekly meeting have now moved to Friday nights from 6pm to 7.30pm in the Ballroom for anyone who is interested in joining.
FETHARD & KILLUSTY COMMUNITY LOTTO
The three ‘Lucky Dip’ winners of €50 were:
The Jackpot remains at €10,000 and next weeks Jackpot sellers prize is €905.
Were you ever in sweet Tipperary,
Very many people are very concerned with our environment and its preservation and do all in their power to preserve and improve it, and pass it on to the next generation. The many Tidy Towns committees do trojan work in this regard, and Tipperary areas like Kilsheelan and Terryglass have succeeded in winning the supreme award of Ireland’s Tidiest Town. Local authorities also do their part in providing clean pure drinking water and a clean air environment.
However, others, too many others, are not quiet so particular. One has only to visit the bog road at Liskeveen near Littleton to see the destruction caused by indiscriminate dumping. Obsolete fridges, washing machines, cookers, prams and buggies, beds and bedding, and worse are scattered in abundance. All human life is certainly there!
The lower slopes of Slievenamon have not escaped either. A few clapped out and sometimes burned out motorcars are evident. Who would bother to travel almost two miles up the forest roads to dump household waste and two recently removed deerskins. ‘Sweet Slievenamon, you’re my darling and pride!”, how are you!
What do you do with teenagers who, standing feet from a litterbin, drop-kick their empty plastic bottles on to the middle of Main Street.
Sprays and chemicals of all sorts are in every day use. Fishermen are being confined to nine day per month fishing. Modern technology and boats with up to two-mile trawls have almost left the seas around our coasts as sterile as the once cod rich waters off Newfoundland, where preservation measures were brought in too late.
The American Indians who worship nature, have a saying, “When the last fish is caught, the last tree cut down, and the last river polluted, only then will man realise you can’t eat money!” Perhaps if we are not careful and get our act together, some of you may live to see that they were right!
FETHARD & KILLUSTY MUINTIR COUNCIL
COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING
THIS WEEK'S - 'PIC OF THE PAST'
If you have an old photograph of interest to our readers why not email it to us and we will include it on next week's 'Pic of the Past'
The junior hurlers of Fethard had earlier in the year surrendered their championship crown of 1978 but in this Junior League Final this disappointment was all forgotten. They had a seven points Win over Moyle Rovers but the exchanges were tough and the play over-robust which led to two players getting their walking papers. The result was never in doubt but in Rovers favour they battled all through and were unlucky for at least one goal more. Fethard had the edge in fitness and all-around skill. Michael O’Riordan and John Keane were Fethard’s absentees. Andy Fox emerged top scorer with 2-1 to his credit and was a constant worry to the Rovers backs. He got solid support from Micheál McCormack, Michael Healy and Noel Sharpe with Dick Prendergast, the two Daveys, Morrissey and Fitzgerald were well on top in the backline. Rovers had fine players in M. Looby, G. McGrath, P. Boyle and J. Russell. At the short whistle Fethard had 3-7 to 0-3 for Rovers and when the game ended Rovers had narrowed the gap to 4-7 to 1-9.
The Fethard League title holders were: S. McCormack (goal), Martin Cuddihy, D. Fitzgerald, C. Looby, D. Morrissey, D. Prendergast, P. Kenrick, Phil Byrne, S. O’Gorman, Noel Sharpe, Pat Byrne, Andy Fox, Michael McCormack, M. Healy and Noel Byrne.
FETHARD RAILSTOWN WEDDING
The death took place of Ann Marie’s grandmother, Mrs Mary Ahearne, Baron Park, Clonmel, on February 20th.
FETHARD GAA CLUB
On this Sunday l6th March, we play Clonmel Commercials in Ardfinnan at 12 noon in the next stage of the competition.
On Sunday 9th March our senior footballers played the first round off the County League in Fethard, resulting in a final score of, Fethard 1-6 (0-2), J. K. Brackens 1-6 (1-5). The team was: Tommy Gahan, Nicky Murphy, Michael Aherne, Philly Blake, Tomás Keane, Cian Maher, Michael Carroll, Kenneth Byrne, P. J. Aherne, Karl Maher 0-1(F), Miceál Spillane, Willie Morrissey 1-0, Conor McCarthy 0-2, Tom Anglim and Alan Phelan. Subs used were, Brian Coen 0-3 and Owen Doyle.
On this Sunday 16th March we play Galtee Rovers in Bansha at 4pm in the second round.
South Tipperary Championships Draws
Intermediate Hurling 1st round
Junior A Football (Group B) 1st game
Junior B Football (Group A) 1st game
Junior B Hurling (Group B) 1st game
Under 21 B Hurling (knockout)
Under 21 A Football (losers group) in progress.
Under 18 (Minor) B Football (Group B) 1st game
Our Lotto Jackpot of €7,700 was not won. The numbers drawn were, 6 12, 14 and 17. We had one match three winner of €150, Pat Sheehan (Killusty) Our €50 Lucky Dip went to Phil Breen (Grawn, Ballingarry).
PARENTS’ ASSOCIATION TABLE QUIZ
A Raffle is also held in conjunction with the Table Quiz. It is customary to have prizes for both the quiz and raffle sponsored.
FETHARD ATHLETIC CLUB
Special Training Session
LADIES FOOTBALL CLUB
FETHARD BRIDGE CLUB
Bridge results for 26th February are:
On Wednesday next, 12th March, we will be playing the second round of the Player of the Year for which you pick your own change of partner. Anyone looking for a partner contact Annie O’Brien Tel: 052 31862.
FETHARD RUGBY CLUB
The under-8s played their hearts out but were unable to contain a fine Waterpark side. Notable performances were given by Luke Keating, Cian O’Connell, James Holohan, Eoin Walsh and Colin Meagher.
The under-8s played two great games and emerged victorious in both by the narrowest of margins. The forwards played very well, with Mark Ronan, Michael John Murphy and Matt O’Sullivan making great runs while also managing to recycle the ball. The backs defended very well with Johnny Grassick in particular making many try saving tackles, well assisted by Andrew Kelly, Luke Mulcahy and Joseph O’Brien. Try scorers on the day were, Daniel Hickey, Conor Kavanagh, Paul Tierney, Jack O’Connell, Mark Roan and David Bergin.
The under-12s continue to improve and fought back well after going behind by two tries, to win the game by 4 tries to 2. A great performance was given by the new Eoin O’Connell, well assisted by Shane Kavanagh, William Grassick and Josh Hally. The try scorers were Mike O’Hagan, Seamie O’Keeffe, Jack O’Sullivan and Joe Kelly.
The club held a very successful race night on Thursday 27th February and our thanks to all who supported, sponsored races, or who helped in any way to make the night a success.
Training continues on Saturday mornings at 11am. On Sunday morning next we hold a blitz for under-10s and under-12s with visiting teams from Waterford City, Cashel and Clonmel.
Local juvenile footballers, lacking official juvenile GAA competitions, organised local challenge games. Patsy was manager of the Kerry Street team, known then as ‘The Mau Maus’. Who remembers their keenly, sometimes too keenly, contested games against their opposition, ‘The Holy Terrors’. This sporting event was sponsored each year by J. O’Brien, an emigrant in America who put up a cup for the winners of the competition on an annual basis. Both teams were picked from the youth of the town up to 14 years (approx.). These were very serious affairs and the interest generated by them, together with the sporting prowess contained therein, rivalled that to be found in any Munster Final between Cork and Tipperary or any All Ireland in the 70’s between Kerry and Dublin. The reward for the winner of these local “massacres” was a 2/6d cup purchased in Woolworths. To have won any of these matches and to be presented with a cup was equivalent to winning an Olympic Gold medal. Some of the players engaged in those games went on to give sterling service to Fethard GAA Club in all grades.
Patsy wishes to be remembered to all players on both teams of that era, to all his GAA friends he did not meet, and especially to Sean Walsh, Dick and Jack Wall.