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Saturday 11th January 1997

Late Mrs Margaret Walsh
The death has occurred of Mrs Margaret Walsh Congress Terrace, formerly of Coolmoyne.Interment took place at Calvary Cemetery.

The White Heather Harriers meet on Sunday next January 11th in Ballingarry,at 11am.

Parish newsletter
This year's edition of the parish newsletter in a new format has been voted the best so far.
Well done to Joe and Brendan on an excellent job. Over one thousand confirmed addresses of Fethard emigrants who look forward to receiving the newsletter each year are now on file.
The newsletter, believe it or not, is now despatched to 46 countries. The selling price is £3 per copy does not even cover production costs. To help defray the huge cost of postage, etc., a church gate collection was taken up at all Masses on weekend of January 4th/5th

Bridge Club Results
Fethard Bridge Club held their annual Christmas dinner at J's Restaurant on December 19th. The prizes for the Christmas competition were presented to the following winners:
Gross prizes - 1st Margaret Hackett and Bernie Myles, 2nd Alice Quinn and Teresa Cummins, 3rd Dick Gorey and Betty Walsh, 4th Nell Broderick and Moira Mclnerney, 5th Mon Kenny and Rita Kane, 6th Francis Burke and Breda Walsh, 7th Bridget Gorey and Nora Ahearne, 8th Suzanne Opray and Eve Goodbody, 9th Kathleen Kenny and Nora Lawrence.

Nett prizes - 1st Kathleen O'Connell and Maura Muffins, 2nd Brendan Kenny and Buddy Roche, 3rd Anna Cooke and Carol Kenny, 4th Marie Delaney and Eileen Dillon, 5th Margaret Coffey and Cinta O'Flynn, 6th Mick Burke and Mary Quirke, 8th Olive Looby and Donna Jean Russell, 9th Annie O'Brien and Margaret Cummins.

Home of the racehorse

Fethard's reputation as the home of the racehorse was further enhanced by the result of the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Chase on St. Stephen's Day.
The first two home in this, one of the most prestigious races in the British national hunt calendar, were Fethard-bred.
The winner, One Man, was bred by Hugh Holohan, Grangeduff, and the second, Rough Quest, by Michael Healy, The Green.
Congrats to local trainer Mouse Morris on his two good winners, New Co. and What a Question, at the Christmas Leopardstown meeting.

Thank you
Thanks to all club secretaries, PROs and all who supplied items for the column during '96.
Happy New Year to all readers of the Fethard News.
Special wishes to the overseas readers who call when home on holiday to say how much they look forward to The Nationalist, each week.


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