Community Council AGM

Community Council AGM

The Annual General Meeting of Fethard & Killusty Community Council will take place on Tuesday, March 15, in the Tirry Community Centre at 8.30pm. We invite individuals and representatives from local groups and organisations to come along and get involved in whatever area their interests are. This year we hope to restructure how the organisation works to reflect current needs and commitments. We would love to see a good turnout.

Following the AGM there will be a presentation by Kevin Collins on ‘Fethard’s Wildlife on the Clashawley’, which includes very interesting information found by Kevin on his recent wildlife survey in Fethard.

St. Rita’s Camogie Club Table Quiz

St. Rita’s Camogie Club are holding a table quiz in The Well Bar, Burke Street, on Friday, March 11, at 9.30pm. Please come along and support our club.

Fethard & District Day Care Centre

Fethard & District Day Care Centre will hold their AGM on Thursday, March 10, at 8pm in the Tirry Community Centre, Barrack Street, Fethard. All are welcome.

Fethard Scouts

Fethard Scouts activities conducted recently, along with their weekly meetings, included a hike on the lower slopes of the Galtees, the County Orienteering Competition held at Glengarra, where Dan and Brendan Walsh took 2nd place in the U12, Willie O’Meara and Shane Quigley won the U14 and Donal Walsh won the U16. Well done to all. The Cubs, in addition to their weekly meetings, took part in the County Swimming Gala held in Carrick-on-Suir, they also completed a ‘night hike’ over Looby’s Hill.

Ventures have plans to do an overnight camp on Slievenamon

Scout Group Council, Leaders, Venture Executive, PLs and Sixers attended a full day’s training last Sunday on the ‘One Programme’. This programme is the result of over four year’s work and promises to be a great adventure for all involved in scouting. It is with great expectation that we will soon be starting a ‘Beaver Section’ for boys and girls aged 6 to 8, more about this very soon.

Neil Diamond tribute band

James Sexton, brings a fantastic tribute show to the best selling solo artist of the 90s, Neil Diamond, to Lonergan’s Bar on Saturday, March 12. Admission free. James has had this show on the road since 2000 and during this time he has built up an extensive range of fans. James is a true professional with a great ability to engage and interact with his audience. This show is not to be missed.

Hunting Season finishes

With their Children’s Meet at Kilcooley the Tipperary Foxhounds finished their season as did the Ballyluskey White Heathers with their Lawn Meet at Orchardstown House on Sunday last.

The Tipperarys had sixty children plus a large turnout of adults at Kilcooley. Unusual for this venue they had a very good afternoon’s hunting. Hounds hunted strongly for one-and-a-half hours taking a route that provided the adults with plenty of jumping, while the smaller children were looked after through the forest roads and pathways keeping them more than happy. Foxes were very scarce at Orchardstown with scent very poor to boot. Hounds found in the Ash Grove in Orchardstown and ran to the Old Church on the hill at Rathronan and to ground. Drawing back they did not find again until near Donoughmore where they chopped him in covert.

Following another short run they did not find again. Drawn through Ballinlough to Jossesstown and back down by Clonacody and the Golf Course to the meeting. The Ballyluskey White Heather wish to thank the Ronan family for the hospitality provided. Well, here we finish the Hunting Notes. Thanks to all readers who made contact to say how much they enjoyed same and thanks to the Nationalist for publishing them each week. A very special ‘thank-you’ to all landowners without whose co-operation the sport could not continue. Le sin deireadh mé slán agaibh go léir agus do dté sibh slán. E.A.N.

Irish Stable Staff Award Winner

Congratulations to Johnny Nagle, Rathkenny, who was awarded a Stable Staff Award (Flat) for his work with Joseph G. Murphy, at Crampscastle. The Irish Stable Staff Association presented its annual awards in the Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge, on Saturday night last, March 5. There were a large number of nominations received from all over the country, covering both flat and National Hunt yards. Johnny was the winner in the Tipperary, Limerick, Kerry and Cork region. Well done to all concerned.

Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto

The numbers drawn on March 2, were: 10, 17, 21 and 24. We had no Jackpot winner and two ‘Match 3’ winners who received €75 each: Lisa Williams, Woodvale Walk, Fethard, and Emma Fitzgerald, Monroe, Fethard.

The three following ‘Lucky Dip’ winners won €50 each: Tom Purcell, Burke Street, Fethard; Denis O’Meara, c/o A. Daly; and Maggie Napier, The Green, Fethard.

Remember you can purchase your lotto ticket online at www.fethard.com. Buy seven weekly tickets and get one free! Check on the website for lots of special offers including a chance to win a full set of jerseys for your sport’s club. Next week’s Jackpot continues at €5,400 and the Jackpot sellers prize is €540.

Munster Title for Jack

After being crowned County Champion for the 4th year in a row on, Sunday, February 6, saw Jack Connolly from Clonmel Boxing Club, and representing Tipperary, won his 3rd Provincial title in as many years. He defeated the Cork county champion, Arran Ronan, from Glen Boxing Club, on a scoreline of 8 points to 3. The contest took place at the North Point Business Park, in Cork City, on Monday, February 28. Jack boxing at 57kgs, showed his class, with some fine scores with his now familiar left jab, and won comfortable in the end.

Next up for Jack, it’s back to the National Stadium in Dublin, to compete in this year’s All-Ireland finals, where he will go for his 3rd national title in a row, with the big incentive this year, 2011 being the Centenary year of the Irish Amateur Boxing Association.

Again Jack, well done on being Munster Champion for 2011, and best wishes in Dublin for the National finals, which will be held in early March.