Founded : 1961
Club Colours: Blue & White
Chairperson: Ursula Bradshaw
Secretary: Samantha Sheehan / Aoife Moran Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Miceal Nic Cormaic
U6’s / U8’s / U10’s
Underage Camogie is going from strength to strength in Fethard. We trained every Tuesday from 6-7pm from April to the end of September with the U6’s & U’8’s on the new AstroTurf which is a fantastic training facility for young children and the U10’s progressed to the pitch after a few weeks. Attendance was exceptional with the weather conditions so good this summer. The Camogie County Board held very well organized blitzes every month throughout the season for U8s & U10s which were well attended. These blitzes were hosted by different clubs with Fethard hosting one of the U10 blitzes. We also attended the New Inn festival with our U6’s U’8’s and the Rosegreen Festival with our U10’s participating in the Lou O’Grady Cup.
Our U12’s commenced training on the cool nights of February under the watchful eye of Sandra Spillane and Jimmy Smith. It was with great delight that this year we had the use of the AstroTurf which saved us the journey of travelling to Killenaule to train during the winter months. The girls played against teams such as Cahir, Drom, Moycarkey, Cashel and Borrisoleigh and improved with every game.
The highlight of the year for the U12s was getting to play in Croke Park which was a huge honour. On arrival the girls got their official team photo taken and were given a tour of the dressing rooms. They played teams from Galway ,Waterford and Tyrone and were victorious in all 3 games. Throughout the day the girls were a credit to their parents and their club. Thanks to Caman to Croker for a very enjoyable day.
This year we were fortunate to enter into the boy’s championship, many thanks to the Juvenile club for their support. Some great games were played againt Mullinahone, Cahir, Clonmel Og, Carrick and Killsheelan in which the game againt Carrick was a cracking game which ended in a draw.
In the Camogie league we played Mullinahone, Carrick, and New Inn, winning all 3 games put us in a semi-final against Cashel. All roads led to the Ragg on a Friday evening in what was a great game of camogie with nothing between the two teams Cashel pulled away and had a 3-point lead with only seconds left when the St. Rita’s girls rallied and got a goal in the last second of the game. Extra time was needed to separate the two teams, the girls gave everything but just came up short losing by just one point in what was a very exciting game. The girls improved so much over the year many thanks to their parents for their support throughout the year bringing the girls to training and matches. Thanks to coaches Sandra Spillane and Jimmy Smith.
In June the U13 league kicked off in which we played against Annacarty, Moycarkey and Borrisoleigh in the group stages but didn’t qualify for the knockout stages. Well done to Mary Ann Fitzgerald and Isabelle Corbett who played in Semple Stadium on the primary games,this was a great achievement.Well done to Kerri Doyle, Ciara O Meara,Mary Ann Fitzgerald, Jessica Moloney and Clodagh Foley who have been attending the U13 Academy throughout the summer,this has been a great benefit to them and has improved their skills no end . Thanks to coaches Sandra and Micheal Spillane and Jimmy Smith.
The U14’s started training in February in the bad weather and with not much time to train our first match was in early March in the Feile, a semi final against Clonoulty which was played in Fethard and in a very close game on heavy ground the girls came out on top with a 1 point victory. This put us in a Feile County Final against a strong St Cronan’s team from Roscrea. The final was played in the Ragg and Roscrea’s ability to score goals was the difference on the day and Roscrea enjoyed a 7 point win. Our next competition was Community Games where we played Cahir who proved to strong and went forward to the County Final. With a large panel of players we entered two teams into the championship The white team played in C and played five teams in the group stages but did not make it to the knockout Stages. The blue team played in B where they played four games and qualified for a semi final against Boherlahan and despite some great camogie being played Boherlahan were victorious by just one point. Next up was the league with a very young white team who played some great games and improved immensely but unfortunately didn’t qualify for the knockout Stages. The blue team played five games in the group stages winning all games putting us through to a semi final where yet again, St Cronan’s were our opponents. In another tough physical game of Camogie the St Rita’s Girls were slow to start and at half time were nine points in arrears. Most of the girls had played football the previous day some had even to endure extra time on very heavy and wet conditions . Despite their tired bodies the girls put on a superb second half and at the final whistle got within three points of St Cronan’s and if a few more minutes were played we could have been coming home with a win. Well done to both panels on their dedication to training throughout the year . Well done to Lily O Mahony, Grainne Murray, Rose O’ Donnell and Isabelle Corbett who were all on U14 county development panels.
Thanks to trainers Sandra Spillane,Micheal Spillane,Kay Spillane and Mick O’ Mahony.
The U16B Championship fell foul of the weather during March but eventually got off to a start with us playing Clonoulty under lights, we were unlucky not to win this match but we then went on to record wins over Cashel, Cahir and Brian Borus, which put us in to a Semi final against Silvermines on the 1st May, we played our hearts out on the night but unfortunately we were not victorious.
Next up was the summer league, we were in a group with Brian Borus, Nenagh and Cahir. We topped the group and went on to play Clonoulty in the semi final, the girls played great camogie and we went on the record a victory which put us in to a County Final. Much to the disappointment to all in the club we were forced to play the final without 6 of our players, due to holidays and illness. The girls played their hearts out on the night but came up against a full strength Cashel team. This bunch of girls have represented our club with great heart and determination throughout the year. Thanks to Willie Morrissey, Sue Quigley, Seamus O’Connell and Fiona Ryan for all the hard work put into this team during 2018.
The Minor Championship started very late this year, we were in a group with Cahir/Ballybacon Grange, St. Cronan’s Roscrea and Drom & Inch. We had a great win over Cahir/Ballybacon Grange, St. Cronan’s gave us a walkover and we played a strong Drom & Inch team on Sunday 14th October. We came second in the group and qualified for a county quarter final against Nenagh. In a closely contested game, both teams were evenly matched, but much to our disappointment Nenagh came out winners at full time. Our minor team played with great heart and determination throughout the championship. We look forward to next year with great hopes for this team. Thanks to Imelda Ryan, Sharon O’Meara, Michael & Fiona Ryan for all their help and commitment to this team throughout the year.
We entered a Junior team in both league and championship this year. We played Arravale Rovers in the first round of the league on the 25th March. We found it very hard to field a team due for the rest of the league due to girls having other commitments, so it was decided to concentrate on the championship. In the championship we were in a group with Ballingarry, Moyle Rovers, Brian Borus and Carrick Swan. We competed well during the championship, playing some great, entertaining games and were unlucky to qualify for the knockout stages. It was a very enjoyable year with this group of girls and we look forward to 2019 with great confidence. Thanks to Imelda Ryan, Sharon O’Meara, Fiona Ryan and Michael Ryan for all the work put into this team during the year.
Code of Good Behaviour
The Code of Good Behaviour outlines briefly the rules and procedures, which should be observed by all players. Adherence to the code should ensure that everyone will enjoy his/her involvement with Fethard GAA Club. The Code of Good Behaviour booklet can be viewed/downloaded here Code of Behaviour
Maintaining Appropriate Levels of Behaviour in our Work with Children & Young People complements Sport Ireland Code of Ethics and the Code of Behaviour (Underage), the joint Code of Best Practice in Youth Sport and addresses the appropriate levels of behaviour, practice and conduct required from our young players, officials, coaches, trainers, mentors, supporters, parents/guardians and clubs. This document can be viewed/downloaded here: Behaviour in our Work with Children
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