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Saturday 3rd May 1997

Lucy Townsley, an Irish leading lady point-to-point rider, who was attached to the local Mouse Morris and Rosemary Rooney racing stables, has now combined her equestrian interests with health, beauty and alternative medicines.
Lucy will be in attendance at the Tirry community centre on Wednesday next May 7th, at 8.3Opm. She will hold a forum on acupuncture consisting of a talk followed by a question and answer session. Admission is free and all are welcome to what should prove to be a most interesting evening. Lucy is available to hold a similar session with any group who may be interested and can be contacted,

Lourdes pilgrimage
A limited number of places are available for local invalids on the diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes in June. The annual sponsored walk to raise pilgrimage funds will be held early in May. Sponsorship cards will be available locally. Full details will be given in the May edition of the Parish Newsletter.

The tack room at Billy Treacy's stables, Grove Road, were entered on the night of Friday April 25th, when saddles, bridles, tack and a generator, in total valued almost £1,000, were stolen. This was a most despicable robbery as Billy trains just a very small string and has suffered a very severe loss.

Athletic club re-formed.
Fethard AC, one of the strongest NACA clubs in the country in the '60s and '70s, has been reformed. During this period the club was honoured to stage several county, provincial and national championship events. The highlight was the most efficient staging of the international RAs na hEireann at Coolbawn.
Powered by Miceál and Tom McCormack and the late Pat Ryan, the club had many outstanding athletes at juvenile, senior and veteran level - Tom McCormack, Jimmy McCarthy, Bernard Feery, Noel Harrison, Alice Ryan, Peter Beehan are just a few who come to mind.
The newly re-formed club has currently eighteen athletes registered.
Athletes of all ages and standards will be catered for in the new club and anyone interested in joining should contact Miceál McCormack, Kerry Street.

Sports Centre
Fethard GAA Club has agreed to take over the administration of Fethard Sports Centre, which is actually built on GAA 'property. While providing a wonderful local amenity, it is not being used to its full potential.
To get the venture off to a fresh start, a special annual general meeting of the Fethard GAA Sports Centre will take place on next Tuesday night May 6th, in the Sports Centre, at 8.3Opm.

Trad night
Fethard Historical Society's monthly Backs to the Wall takes place in Pat O'Shea's on Monday night May 4th. All musicians, singers and listeners most welcome. No cover charge.

Fethard march on
At Sexton Street School Complex in Limerick, on Sunday last, Tipperary county sixth division champions Fethard gave what could only be described as a performance of a lifetime when they took on Cork in the Munster final of their division.


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