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Saturday 26th April 1997

Community games
Fethard and Killusty community games held their area art competition last week. There was a very good entry in the younger age groups. Results as follows:-
Under-8 girls, 1st, 2nd and 3rd - Samantha Feery Killusty; Laura Rice, Fethard; Kelly Morrissey, Fethard.
Under-10 girls, 1st, 2nd and 3rd - Ciara Aylward, Killusty; Lucy Sheehan, Killusty; Brieta Power, Killusty.
Under-12 girls, 1st Sharon Duggan, Killusty.
Under-14 girls, 1st and 2nd - Claire Ryan, Kulusty; Dawn Russell, Killusty.
Under-8 boys, 1st, 2nd and 3rd - Alan O'Connor, Fethard; Jack O'Sullivan, Fethard; Craig Pollard, Fethard.
Under-10 boys, 1st, 2nd and 3rd - Cathal Maher, Fethard; Michael McCarthy, Fethard; Jeff Coady, Fethard.
Under-12 boys, 1st, 2nd and 3rd - James d'Arcy, Killusty; Michael Leahy, Fethard; Darragh Corbett, Killusty.
Under-14 boys, 1st, 2nd and 3rd - Barry Shee, Killusty; Marcus Wall, Killusty; Damien Prout, Kulusty.
Certificates were awarded to all participants with medals to first, second and third. First two in each category qualify for county final, which will take place in Carrick-on-Suir CBS on Saturday May 3rd.
Thanks to Fethard Credit Union who very kindly sponsored this event, including entry fee to county final.
Any inquiries with regard to the above, or anyone who wishes to be entered in the swimming events, please contact Peggy Colville, ' 052 31906 before Tuesday April 29th.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Fr. Hourihane, Fethard Augustinian Abbey, on the death of his brother, Fr. Denis Hourihane, Bantry, Co. Cork, which occurred on 13th April.

First silage cutting
The first silage of the year was cut on the farm of Fintan Rice, Everardsgrange on 14th April. Free packet of Smarties this year to the first in to say "I had it cut two days earlier."

Fethard/Clonmel wedding
The wedding took place recently in Adare of Joan, daughter of Mr and Mrs Vincent Slattery, Coolmoyne, to Mr. Denis Holland, Clonmel.

Rovers Return
Fethard GAA Sportsfield which has been closed for extensive pitch levelling and refurbishment hosted its first official game on Monday, 14th April. Fethard under 16 team beat Commercials by 5-18 to 1-10 in their south Tipp football championship tie.
The playing pitch is in excellent shape and it is hoped to stage the official opening game in the nottoo-distant future.

Booking is reported brisk for the Transition Year students musical extravaganza in the Abymill on May Bank Holiday Weekend. Remembering their production of 'Grease' was fully booked out, patrons who intend going along to this show would be well advised to book immediately.

Relations sought
Ms. Lenore Hancock (Foley) is seeking information or/and relatives in the Mobernane area. Her great-grandmother was Mary Purcell and her great-grandfather Michael Duggan, emigrated to Australia around 1892.

Fethard Historical Society
Monthly meeting next Tuesday, 29th April at 8.30 pm in the Abymill. All members are asked to attend.

Fethard Bridge Club
Monday, 14th April - 1st N/S, Brendan Kenny and Betty Walsh; 2nd N/S; Gemma Burke and Kathleen Kenny; 3rd N/S, Mary Meagher and Rose Lonergan; 1st E/W, Marie Delaney and Olive Looby; 2nd E/W, Rosemary Lalor and Mary Delaney; 3rd E/W, Mick Burke and Neilie Hall.
Wednesday, 16th April: 1st gross, Bernie Myles and Margaret Hackett; 2nd gross, Dick Gorey and Betty Walsh; 1st nett, Brendan Kenny and Buddy Roche; 2nd nett, Nell Broderick and Moira McInerney.
The winners of the club championship were Mon Kenny and Rita Kane; 2nd gross, Margaret Hackett and Bernie Myles; 1st nett, Dick Gorey and Betty Walsh; 2nd nett (3-way tie), Suzanne Opray/Eve Goodbody; Bridget Gorey/Norah Ahearne; Brendan Kenny! Buddy Roche.
The winners will receive the Kitty Hayes Memorial Trophy, kindly donated by Jimmy Hayes and family, in memory of his mother, on of our club's founder and loyal members who sadly died earlier this year.

South Tipp Today 23rd March 1997

LIKE the under-nourished Oliver Twist, when the curtain went down on 'Grease' at the Abymill Theatre earlier in the year, audiences were asking for more. Well now there is (but with a slight twist). Producer Marian Gilpin and the Transition Year students of the Presentation/Patrician Secondary School are regrouping for 'Thank you for the Music', a musical journey through the 50s, 60s and 70s featuring songs from Buddy Holly, The Beatles, Bee Gees, Abba, The Troggs, Elvis and many more. The show will take place on May 2nd, 4th and 5th - Friday, Sunday and Monday at 8 pm in the Abymill Theatre. Booking through the school at 052-31206.

"O'Shea's Quiz Final"
For over twelve years, Pat O'Shea has been asking the questions in his Annual Knockout Quiz and this year he received over 28 entries. The final took place last Thursday night, the 17th. A large crowd gathered to watch 'The Michelle Rocca Fan Club' take the top prize (Pat O'Donnell, Jack and Marie Mockler) in an exciting close contest with 'Jigs and Reels' (John Ryan, Rosemary and Denis Donovvan Third place went to 'The Over The Hill Gang' (Michael and Tom McCormack & Davy Morrissey). Winners of the 'Plate' final were the 'Apprentice Sod Busters' (an all girl team).
Top marks to Pat and Merchie for keeping this tradition alive and may they continue to test the knowledge of the people of Fethard & district for many years to come.

Community Games
Fethard & Killusty Community games held their Area Art Competition last week. There was a good entry in the younger age groups.
Results are as follows: U/8 Girls -
1. Samantha Feery Killusty
2. Laura Rice Fethard
3. Kelly Morrissey Fethard U/10 Girls
1. Ciara Aylward Killusty 2. Lucy Sheehan Killusty 3. Brieta Power Killusty
U/12 Girls
1. Sharon Duggan Killusty U/14 Girls
1. Claire Ryan Killusty
2. Dawn Russell Killusty Boys - U/8
1. Alan O'Connor Fethard 2. Jack O'Sullivan Fethard 3. Craig Pollard Fethard
U/b 1. Cathal Maher Fethard
2. Michael McCarthy Fethard
3. Jeff Coady Fethard U/12
1. James D'Arcy Killusty 2. Michael Leahy Fethard 3. Darragh Corbett Killusty
U/14 1. Barry Shee Killusty 2. Marcus Wall Killusty
3. Damien Prout Killusty
Certificates were awarded to all participants with medals to 1st, 2nd & 3rd. First two in each category qualify for County Final which will take place in Carrick CBS on Saturday May 3rd. Thanks to Fethard Credit Union who very kindly sponsored this event including entry fee to Co. Final. Any enquiries regarding the above or anyone who wish to be entered in the Swimming event, please contact Peggy Colville at 052 31906 before Tuesday April 29th.


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