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FETHARD NOTES ARCHIVE

Saturday 24th May 1997

Fethard Society AGM
Fethard Historical Society will hold their monthly meeting next Tuesday at 8.3Opm in the Tirry Centre.

Fethard Open Coursing Club
Officers elected at the annual general meeting of the Fethard Open Coursing Club at the Tirry Club on 9th May were: Vicepresidents, Paddy Ryan and Jim O'Sullivan; chairman, Arthur Daly; secretary, Peter O'Sullivan; treasurer, Paddy Hickey. The next meeting of the club is fixed for this Friday, 23rd May at 8 pm.

Assault case dismiss
Assault charges that were brought against a Fethard man and his girlfriend, arising from a row that broke out at a twenty-first birthday party in Killenaule last February, were dismissed by Judge Michael Pattwell at Killenaule District Court. Frances Rochford of Barrack St., Fethard, had been accused of assaulting James O'Neill at Pike St., Killenaule, on February 15th. He was also charged with damaging property at Peggy O'Neill's on the same occasion, and with refusing to quit Peggy O'Neill's. Frances Rochford was however found guilty of drunk and disorderly behaviour at O'Neill's and was fined £50. The same four charges that were brought against Susan Carroll, also of Barrack Street, Fethard were dismissed. Both defendants had pleaded not guilty. Judge Pattwell said that the evidence he had heard from nine witnesses was highly contradictory. He dismissed the assault charges because he had a doubt, he said.
Saturday, 24th May, 1997

Fethard Bridge Club
Monday 5th May - 1st gross Olive Looby and Rosemary Lalor, 2nd gross Antoinette O'Donnell and Jovita Delaney.
1st nett Gemma Burke and Kathleen Kenny, 2nd nett Tony Hanrahan and Mary Quirke.
Wednesday 7th May 1st gross Dick Cooney and Betty Walsh, 2nd gross Teresa Cummins and Alice Quinn.
1st nett Nora Lawrence and Kathleen Kenny, 2nd nett Eileen Dillon and Marie Delaney.
The President's Prize was held on May 14th; results next week.
Annual general meeting on Wednesday 28th May, at 7.30pm. All club members welcome. It will be followed by a 'Fun Game.'

A day in the life
All aspects of life in the parish were clearly mirrored in Fethard on Saturday last. We had a christening, a funeral, a wedding, First Holy Communion and an 80th birthday party.

First Holy Communion
History was created in Fethard on Saturday when the boys and girls for First Holy Communion were the last in the parish to be prepared for the sacrament at seven years of age.
The sacrament will not be administered in the parish next year and from 1999 First Holy Communicants will be two years older than heretofore.

Wedding
The wedding took place in Fethard Parish Church on Saturday last of Ms Margaret Sayers, Woodvale Walk, to Mr Val Needham, Friarsgrange.

Late Mr Thomas Wall
The death has occurred of Mr Thomas Wall (Kilkenny), Father Tirry Park, Fethard.
Interment took place in Calvary Cemetery.

Annual general meeting
The AGM of Fethard's Hogan Musical Society will be held in the Abymill on this Friday night May 23rd, at 8.3Opm.

Fethard AC
had fifteen athletes at the T and F championships at Moyne on Sunday week last.
Competition was very keen, with some brilliant performances from the boys and girls.
Killian Cannon took bronze in the under-13 300m.
David Sullivan was third in the under- 11 300m.
JThn Noonan won silver in the boys' under-IS lOOm.
The under-IS relay team of John Noonan (Nugett), Damian Cannon, Eoin Sullivan and Killian Cannon took gold in a brilliant relay race.
Kirsty McCarthy was third in the under-13 semifinal of the lOOm.
Vanessa O'Donnell was third in the under-13 semifinal of the lOOm.
Helena McCorniack was second in the under-l3 semi-final of the lOOm.
Club coach Michael McCormack took gold in the over-40/5O veterans' championship, also third in the over-4O 400m and second in the over-50 years.
The remaining athletes were Zoë Cooney who competed in the 100 and Li under-13; Michelle Coffey who competed in the 100 and U under-13; Tara Mullins who competed in the 100 and U under-13; Sabrina O'Dwyer who competed in the 100, 300 and U under-13; Jamie McCormack who competed in the 100, 300 and Li under-13; Aoife O'Meais who competed in 100 and LJ. -

Holiday week for senior citizens this year is in Co. Wexford from June 21st to 27th.Those wishing to avail of the annual week's holiday are requested to contact any member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Fishing
T he recent rains have improved fishing quite considerably on local rivers with some nice trout being landed.
This Sunday the local angling club promote the annual competition which commemorates the greatest fly-fisherman of the all, for the John Sayers Memorial Trophy.
All competitors are requested to meet at Kyleavalla Bridge at 11 am.



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