Celebration marks 125 years of Fethard GAA

All roads led to the Clonmel Park Hotel on Saturday night June 9, last where over 150 club members gathered for a Dinner Dance to mark 125 years of GAA in Fethard. The Fethard club was officially formed in 1887, shortly after the foundation of the GAA in 1884, but Gaelic Games were played in Fethard and the surrounding areas even earlier than that.

All roads led to the Clonmel Park Hotel on Saturday night June 9, last where over 150 club members gathered for a Dinner Dance to mark 125 years of GAA in Fethard. The Fethard club was officially formed in 1887, shortly after the foundation of the GAA in 1884, but Gaelic Games were played in Fethard and the surrounding areas even earlier than that.

It was great to see so many players and supporters, past and present, some who travelled great distances to be there on the night. The night was not one for speeches or ceremony, but for the large attendance to socialise and exchange stories about our experiences as members of this great Club, aided by the many photos on display throughout the night.

There were many great days relived, and indeed many had at least one eye on the present as our teams are progressing nicely and in with a chance of silver wear in a number of competitions. But one thing was clear, even though success seems to be the most important thing when you are playing, it’s the friendships made through the club that sustains it and perhaps that’s the most important prize of all. The Club would like to thank all of those who made the effort to be there on the night and all those who gave of their time to ensure the night was a great success. Go raibh maith agat.