Fethard News in brief....

Clocks go forward

Clocks go forward

Don’t forget to set your clocks forward by one hour at 1am on this Sunday, March 31, officially the start of Summer Time. We may be losing an hour in bed but with extra daylight in the evenings and a long summer ahead, there’s plenty to look forward to.

‘Big Spring Clean’

‘Cash For Clobber’ Spring Clean fundraiser leaflets were distributed last week with regards to our joint fundraiser with St. Rita’s Camogie Club. If you are doing some Spring cleaning this month keep us in mind for any clothing that you no longer need. We will be collecting outside the GAA field in Fethard on Friday, April 5, between 7pm and 9pm and on Saturday, April 6, between 10am and 1pm. We can take adult and children’s clothes, paired shoes and boots, handbags, belts, sheets, curtains, towels and soft toys. Please note we cannot take duvets, pillows, dirty or wet clothing, mats or carpets. As in recent years your support is hugely welcome.

‘Gaelic For Mothers’ training will resume this Thursday at the Community Field at 7.15pm, training to start 7.30pm sharp. After the inclement weather last week the GAA field was closed due to waterlogging but hopefully we can resume training at all grades this weekend.

Bridge Club

From February 6, to February 27, Fethard Bridge Club played four rounds of our Player of the Year competition. The results of this competition will be announced at our President’s Prize dinner in May.

The results of our game on Wednesday, March 6 were:

1st Gross: Kay St. John and Rita Kane; 2nd Gross: Berney Myles and Alice Quinn; 3rd Gross: Carol Kenny and Gemma Burke; 1st Nett: Monica Anglim and Betty Walsh; 2nd Nett: Annie O’Brien and Kathleen Kenny; 3rd Nett: Margaret Mary McCormack and Ellen Rochford.

On Wednesday, March 13, we played for prizes sponsored by Betty Walsh and Monica Anglim and the results were:

1st Nett: Nora Ryan and Gabrielle Schofield (winners of sponsored prize); 2nd Nett: Kathleen Kenny and Noreen Evans; 3rd Nett: Sean O’Dea and Ellen Rochford; 1st Gross: Carol Kenny and Gemma Burke; 2nd Gross: Berney Myles and Alice Quinn; 3rd Gross: Carmel Condon and Brendan Kenny.

Anyone looking for a partner contact Berney Myles at 6132038.

Fethard AC

All roads led to Moyglass on Sunday, March 24, for the 2013 Munster Masters Championships. The four-mile course, a repeat of The Ned Kelly four-miler on St. Patrick’s Day, attracted a massive entry of athletes from all over the province. In the ladies race Aine Doocey, making her first appearance at this level, finished 35th overall and 9th in the over-35 section. In the mens’ Fintan Rice came home 24th overall and 5th in the over-45 section. Tony Shelley, Fran Tyrrell, Michael ‘Magic’ Ryan and Perry Daniels combined with Fintan to come 14th in the over-35 team standings.

It’s great to see our men and ladies getting out there and doing themselves and our club proud. ‘FACT’ Fethard Athletic Club Training is for both the social and serious runner, jogger or walker so why not come along every Monday and Friday night at 7.15pm. Meeting point is at the Ballroom. Let’s help each other get Fit4Life. Enquiries to 087-9229747 or find us on Facebook. Keep on Running!

Community Council AGM

The Annual General Meeting of Fethard & Killusty Community Council will be held next month on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, in the Tirry Community Centre at 8.30pm.

Social Dancing at Ballroom

Dancing at Fethard Ballroom on Easter Sunday Night, March 31, to the music of Tommy Carroll. All welcome to come along and enjoy a great night’s entertainment and social dancing. Dancing 9pm to midnight and admission is €7.

Activity Day for primary school boys and girls

A fun filled activity day for primary school boys and girls will be held in the Convent Community Hall on Wednesday, April 3, from 10am to 4pm. There will be lots of games and activities for all to do. You can book your child’s place on our Facebook page ‘Fethard Convent Community Hall’ or by calling Dee on 086 6006283 or Pamela on 087 8743752 after 6pm. €10 per child

Zumba Classes

Zumba classes take place in the hall every Tuesday night at 8.15pm, great fun workout while still burning the calories

Parent/Minder Toddlers

Parent/Minder Toddler group takes place in the hall every Thursday morn at 11am, with lots of toys to keep the small ones happy while the adults enjoy some adult conversation and a cup of coffee and all for only €2.

Community Lotto

The numbers drawn on March 20, were: 6, 21, 26 and 29. No jackpot winner and no ‘Match 3’ winner so the following drawn tickets received €50 each: Brud Roche, Woodvale Walk; Peter Gough, St. Patrick’s Place; and Desmond Martin, Fr. Tirry Park.

The three following ‘Lucky Dip’ winners won €50 each: Imelda Ryan, Lismortagh, Killenaule; Christy Looby, St. Patrick’s Place; and Caroline Sabatini, Main St.

Next week’s draw on Wednesday, March 27 and the Jackpot is €8,200 and the Jackpot seller’s prize is €820.

Fethard Rugby Club

On Good Friday our under-10s are taking part in a tournament in Clonmel. Please be there for 10.30am.