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FETHARD NOTES ARCHIVE

Saturday 12th April 1997

Fethard Bridge Club
Wednesday 2nd April Second round club championship. 1st gross Margaret Elackett and Bernie Myles; 2nd gross Dick Gorey and Betty Walsh.
1st nett Suzanne Opray and Eve Goodbody; 2nd riett Marie Delaney and Eileen Dillon.

Patrician / Presentation Secondary School
Easter holiday time it may have been, nevertheless the school was involved in many activities during the holiday period.
The volleyball team qualified for the quarter-finals of the all-Ireland junior B championship.
The under-16Y2 football team were very unluckily beaten by one point by Colaiste Colm, Ballincollig.
First year student Donna Walsh took part in the Irish junior maths final in Clonmel.
Kevin Burke of sixth year played to a home audience at the Abymill in Clonmel's The Gable Youth Theatre production of "The Lullaby of Broadway".
Dessie Isson, also of 6th year, made a movie.
Keith Woodlock, Nicky Murphy, Tommy Griffin, Niamh Sheehan, Cian Maher, Elaine Fogarty, John Fitzgerald, John Phelan and Noel O'Connell of Transition Year were very much involved in Fethard Daffodil Day. They helped to pick the daffodils in Coolmore and organise the sale of the flowers on the day.
Anne Connolly of Fethard P0, local co-ordinator of the project, was very pleased with the Fethard students' contribution to this very worthwhile effort for the Irish Cancer Society, which realised £400 in Fethard.

G A A
Last week provided plenty of action on the GAA front with local teams being in action on six days out of seven.
Easter Monday started the ball rolling with the senior team beating Avondhu, the North Cork divisional team, in a challenge, by 3-12 to 1-5.
The minors on Tuesday night overcame a lead of seven points to beat Commercials by two points in the South Tipperary MFC.
This was one of the best minor football games seen in the division for some time.
The under-l6 team on Easter Monday had a very cosy 4-18 to nil win over an under-strength Cahir team.
On Wednesday the under-16 B team lost to Newcastle.
The under-12 side were beaten by two points by Killenaule on Thursday evening. A great display by Aine O'Dwyer, the Killenaule goalie, ,was a feature of this game. Aine is a niece of Niall Quinn, the Sunderland and Irish international.
The minors were to have played Clonmel Og on Friday. Due to a bereavement the game was postponed.
The senior team gained full points at Kilsheelan on Sunday, beating Grangemockler 1-16 to 25.
Supporting tv footballall and your favourite team on the box is, no doubt, exciting for some. Try coming out and supporting your Fethard juvenile teams? You will be pleasantly surprised.

The under-14 team lost by two points to Cahir in their Peil na nOg game at Marlfield on Saturday.

Where was Liam?
The book, The Days of the Savant Boy, by Liam O'Donnell, is currently a best seller. The author, who left the family farm in Cork to work with various farmers throughout Munster, the book is a story of his experiences.
During the course of a recent interview, the author said early in his career he worked on a farm near Fethard, Co. Tipperary. Locals who have read the interesting book are puzzled as to where the author was employed in the late '40s or early '50s era. Any idea anyone?

Tourism project
The tourism project committee are currently working on a calendar of events for 1997. Organisations and individuals who have planned events for the coming year should contact Suzanne Manton, Main Street, on 052 31521, or Fethard community office. These events will be published free of charge.

FF meeting
Fethard Fianna Fail Cumann will hold their annual general meeting on this Friday night April 11th, in the Tirry community centre, at 9pm sharp.The '97 membership fees will be taken up at this meeting.If anyone would like to air their views on any issues, please avail of this opportunity and attend this important meeting. Everybody welcome.Mr Noel Davern TD will attend.

INFO Centre
The Clonmel Citizens' Information Centre has been operating an outreach to Fethard for the past year. The outreach is held in the Tirry Centre between 7 and 9pm on the second Monday of every month.
The service is staffed by volunteers from Clonmel and is free and confidential.
If you have queries relating to social welfare, taxation, health, rights and entitlements, etc., call in and check it out.



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