HOSPICE COFFEE MORNING
A Coffee Morning takes place on Friday 9th November in St. Mary's Community Hall between 10.30a.m. and 1p.m. in aid of Hospice Homecare and Breast Cancer Awareness. Hosted by local Mothers Union Branch. Please come along and support.
The forthcoming book by James Parle, Our Sporting Past will be launched in the Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy on Wednesday 14th November at 8.00p.m. The book containing 600 pages gives a history of track and field, athletics, crosscountry, cycling and tug-o-war in Co. Wexford from 1877 to 1967.
There are many articles of local interest as there are details of sport meetings at Tintern, Winningtown and Dunbrody Park in 1879. Fethard had the first of many meetings along with a gymkhana and New Ross Pipe Band in 1901. Arthurstown began their meetings in 1904. A Tintern athlete held the World record for hop, skip and jump in 1896. All events up to 1967 are covered in James Parle's book which is a must read for anyone with an interest in athletics.
St.Mogues Ladies Club junior team finished the year on a high as they completed a fantastic double in winning the league final on Saturday having already won the championship. They had a comfortable victory over Crossabeg/ Ballymurn in the semi-final but the final against Cushinstown in Horeswood was a very tight affair with Fethard holding a one point advantage at the break. In a strong physical match they eventually held out for a five point victory.
Well done to this talented bunch of girls who had entered the team for the first time this year. Well done also to their dedicated management team and trainers for the work they did with the girls all year.
St Mogues Ladies Club AGM will take place in St Mary's Hall on Saturday 1st December at 8pm. All are welcome to attend. The club would like to thank everyone who supported their annual walk on the Bank Holiday Monday. Well done to all involved
COISTE NA NOG
The under 14 footballers played St. Marys Maudlintown in the county semifinal in Killurin last week. Mikie Dwyer got most of the early Fethard scores but three quick goals in succession kept St. Mary's well in contention. The move of Morgan Purcell to full back to mark the dangerous St. Mary's full forward tightened up the Fethard defence. A Mike Barden goal and a brace of William Dwyer points helped Fethard to a nine point lead at the break. Fethard were well in command after the break with some early goals including one from the hard working Aaron Murphy helped Fethard to a comfortable win in the end. The final is likely to take place next weekend, see fixtures for details.
Congratulations to Daire Barden, Mikie Dwyer and Joe Sutton who won a Leinster under 16 hurling title with Good Counsel College, New Ross recently when they defeated the might of St. Kieran's, Kilkenny in the final. Daire played a starring role in mid-field while Mikie got one of the first half goals for Good Counsel.
The minor hurlers completed a first ever minor double for the club when they defeated Clongeen in the County Final last week in Killurin. This was a keenly contested tie with both sides finding it difficult to score. An early Stephen Morrissey point was cancelled out by a point and goal for Clongeen. Ciaran Dwyer, Daniel Johnston, Joe Sutton and John Tubritt all pointed as Fethard gained a two point lead at the break.
Both defences were on top early in the second period during which Clongeen drew level. With Daire Barden now clearing plenty of ball in defence it was a cue for Ciaran Dwyer to send over four excellent points to put Fethard in command again. Clongeen did not give in easy and pulled a point back before forcing the ball over the line for the equalising goal. Ciaran Dwyer then found room to hit over his eight point of the game as Fethard held out for a history making victory on a 0-12 to 2-5 scoreline.
After the match team captain Steven Barry was presented with the cup. Well done to everyone involved with the team including the management team of Ger Waters, Greg Waters, John Donohue and Paul Barden. His playing colleagues and everyone involved with the Fethard club wish a speedy recovery to Evan Rowe who picked up a shoulder injury during the game.
A six pack of Christmas cards featuring local scenes of a festive nature are now on sale in aid of Coiste na nOg. Cost just €5 per pack. Get yours early as these are sure to be in big demand in the run up to the festive season.
GAA DINNER DANCE
A crowd of over 150 attended the club Dinner Dance in the Brandon House Hotel last Saturday night. The Ladies junior team who had won their league final earlier that day were lauded for their achievements as were the under 21 football team who won the district final. Coiste na nOg chairman, Sean Murphy outlined the numerous success of the underage section including a minor double and hurling title for the under 14's.
Guest speaker John Lonergan spoke of the importance of the GAA Club in the local community and the role it plays in developing young people and a local identity. He commented on the large number of young people present. A special presentation was made to Teddy Whelan for his many years of long service to the club. The club would like to thank Aidan Quigley of Loftus Hall for his generous sponsorship on the night.
The Under 21 footballers play Gorey in the County semi-final in Bellefield on Saturday 10th November at 2 p.m. Please come along and support.
SOCCER CLUB DRAW
The Fethard Rangers soccer club are selling Bunclody draw tickets to raise funds for the club. Tickets cost €20 each with the 1st prize a choice of cars. There are 2 draws with 60 prizes on each. Tickets on sale from all adult players and all underage managers. Please support this fundraiser; the first draw takes place on the 9th November.
The youths team drew 3-3 with Oylegate on Saturday with Sean Donohue (2) and Joe Sutton getting the goals. The Division 4 side also drew 3-3 with Blackwater on Sunday with Alan Chapman (2) and Darren Foley getting the goals.
The Seaview United under 12 girls defeated Shelburne 6-1 with Libby Sutton (3), Allison Molloy (2) and Storm Eaton getting the goals. Wedding Celebrations Congratulations to Deirdre Doyle, daughter of the late John and Mary Doyle, Johnshill and Ray Culleton, Templetown who were married recently in Templetown Church. They were joined afterwards by family and friends for the wedding reception in Ferrycarrig Hotel, Wexford. They are wished a long and happy life together.
Templars Inn would like to congratulate the winners of last Firday's Card Game - Eamonn Power, Dermot Morrissey & Jodie Waters. Also congratulations to the runners up - Dick Power, Jack O'Brien & John Hearn.
There was no winner of this week's Lotto Jackpot so next week's Jackpot stands at €14,000. The club had four Match 3 winners, Martin Murphy, Cormac O'Leary, Peter Mullan and Teddy Whelan. The winning numbers were 3, 6, 9, 18 and Bonus number 38.
To be in with a chance of winning next week's prize get your ticket at Vine Cottage and Moran's, Saltmills, Miskella's Portersgate, Templar's Inn, Neville's, Molloy's and Droopy's pubs Fethard, the Post Office, Dillon's Shop and the Hairdressers Fethard or from any committee member.
DRAMA FOR KIDS
Drama for kids with The Red Kettle Theatre Company. Due to popular demand the Red Kettle Theatre Company will return to St Mary's Hall, Fethard-on-Sea on Monday 5th November for 7 weekly workshops. 5-8 year olds are 3.304.15pm and ages 9 upwards are 4.305.30pm. The cost is €3 for the 7 weeks. There will be no show at the end of this term. All welcome. For more info/bookings please call Fiona on 087-9968607.
The winners of the Progressive 45 Card Game in Colclough Hall, Saltmills last Sunday night were in first place Dermot Bassett, Peggy Barden & Kathleen Cadogan. There was a three way tie for second place between Nicholas Doyle, Johnnie Flynn & Alice Hennessy and Mary Kate Doyle, Mai Neville & Tony Murphy and Johnnie Doyle, Eileen Doyle & Nellie Barry. The last game draw was won by Jack Waters, John Breen & Luke Power. The raffle winners were James McDonald, Dermot Bassett and Luke Power.