Fethard's best garden competition results for 1997 were as follows:
Best large garden and overall winner: Pat O'Brien, The Valley.
Best business premises: Post Office.
Best window boxes: Mrs Bridget Hannigan, Canon Hayes Court.
Best hanging baskets: Bill and Babe Maher, Green Street.
Best overall area: Abbey Street/Cloneen Road.
Area Categories: (1) Tirry Park, Canon Hayes Court: 1st, Paddy Lawrence; 2nd, Mr and Mrs Grant; (2) Strylea: No. 11, Mrs Moriarty; (3) Woodvale Walk: 1st, No. 49, Patricia O'Meara; 2nd, No. 70, Angela Looby; (4) The Green: 1st, Mary Slattery; (5) St. Patrick's Place: 1st, No. 49, Anna Cooke; 2nd, No. 54, Nora O'Meara; (6) Mockler Terrace/Moneypark: 1st, Margaret Lalor; (7) Burke Street/Abbey Street: 1st, Dick Hayes; (8) Cashel Road: 1st, Willie Ryan; (9) Kerry Street/Red City Road: 1st, Ms. Madge Hurley; (10) Rocklow Road! Main Street: Group Homes; (11) The Valley/Watergate: 1st, Don O'Connell.
The wedding took place at Holy Trinity Church, Main Street, on Saturday last of Mr. Tish Roberts, Killeens, Killenaule, to Ms. Sarah Cooper, England.
The wedding took place at Killusty Church on Friday last of Aileen, daughter of Mr Michael and Mrs Alice Croke, Barrettsgrange, to Kevin Peresse, Kells, Co. Kilkenny.
Main Street entertainment!
A nightingale sang in Berkley Square, or so goes a popular English music hall ballad of the Thirties. We guarantee he had nothing on the goldfinch that has established his territory in Main Street. A number of
The GAA Sports Centre are promoting the first of the 1997 competitions. Entries for the under 16 boys and girls singles tournaments for the Seamie Dineen trophies are to be given to Patsy Lawrence before Tuesday, 15th July.
Competitions are confined to members only.
Local cage bird fanciers have commented on the quality of the Fethard bird's song as he belts it out every day from his perch on an ESB cable crossing the centre of Main Street. The usually shy bird of rural areas seems quite oblivious of the rain or the continuous flow of traffic passing underneath.
While the festival committee were correct in stating that there was not much prior support forthcoming for some of the fringe events of this year's festival, it is only fair to record that many locals were disappointed that the entire event, especially the fancy dress parade was cancelled.
The events that did take place: the Fethard v Loughmore senior football tournament game; the Fethardon-Sea to Fethard charity walk; and the Lady Mayor election contest were very successful and well supported.
Lady Mayor Kathleen
Congratulations to Kathleen Sayers, representing Pat O'Shea's, who was elected Lady Mayor for 1997 following a very keen contest. Well done also to Di Stokes, The Well; and Mary O'Connell, McCarthys.
The new Lady Mayor was presented with her chain of office at a special function in Pat O'Shea's on Saturday night.
Congrats to Ruth Delaney, Red City, who has graduated with honours in her final veterinary examinations. Ruth, was conferred with her degree at U.C.D. on 27th June.
The death has occurred of Mr James Heffernan,Baflyvaden. Interment took place at Moyglass Cemetery.
The death has occurred of Mrs Catherine Revell, Tirry Park. Interment took place at Calvary Cemetery.
Kilusty Soccer Club AGM
The club's annual general meeting will take place on Monday night, 14th July at 8 o'clock in the Tirry Centre.
The club are running a boys under 14 soccer blitz this Sunday, 13th July. Enrolment will be at 11.30 am. Teams consisting of all age groups under 14 will be I chosen on the day.
World finals remain Jacqui's goal
(By Eamonn Wynne)
The world athletics championships, which this year take place in Athens from August 1st 10th, remain the goal for Fethard athlete, Jacqule Stokes, who is enjoying another successful season. Jacqui, who competes with the Ferrybank club in Waterford, won the women's long jump at the Scottish national championships in Edinburgh a couple of weeks ago.
Her winning leap measured 6 metres 12 cms. in poor conditions.
She reached the qualifying distance for the world championships at the Cork city sports on June 21st but her jump 016 metres 41 ems. was wind-assisted and therefore didn't count for qualification.
The distance she needs to book her flight to Greece is 6m.40cms.
Undeterred, Jacqule will try again at the national championships in Santry, Dahlia on this coming Friday and Saturday (11th and 12th).
Her gear is supplied by Asics, but Jacqui has to finance her own trips to the venous athletics meetings at home and abroad, and at present she's seeking the support of a sponsor. The Fethard long-jumper will also compete at the British AAA's championships next month.
The Lady Mayor of Fethard Wishes to thank all those who voted for her and those who worked on her campaign and her director of elections
Fethard Bridge Club
Wednesday 25th June -
1st gross Neilie Hall and Margaret Hackett, 2nd gross Antoinette O'Donnell and Teresa Cummins.
1st nett Jovita Delaney and Nora Lawrence, 2nd nett Annie O'Brien and Olive Looby.
Wednesday 2nd July
1st gross Father J. Meagher OSA and Anna Cooke, 2nd gross Alice Quinn and Teresa Cummins.
1st nett Margaret Coffey and Cinta O'Flynn, 2nd nett Mick Burke and Francis Burke.
Club contact (looking for a partner, etc.) Annie
O'Brien, 052 31862.
Fethard & Killusty Community Games
Congratulations to Fethard & Killusty Athletes who did so well at Community Games County finals in Roscrea on Sunday last. Stephanie Lawrence, Woodvale Walk won the u8 80m event and linen Sullivan, Barrettstown won silver in the marathon and both have won their way to Mosney. The marathon event is a team of four. Other athletes who won medals were Anthony Feery, Killusty, Eoin Sullivan, Barrettstown and Niall Maher, Abbeyville. Well done to all. Best of luck to Denis Burke, Bernie Kenny and the u-16 girls volleyball team who will represent their County at the Credit Union Munster Finals in Clonmel this Saturday.
Community Games committee would like to thank all those who supported their Church Gate Collection last weekend.
The coordinator for South Tipp for the Third World charity wishes to thank sincerely all in Fethard who organised and contributed to their recent church gate collection. A sum in excess of £400 was collected which was well in excess of last year's figure. The organisers are most grateful to the parishioners of Fethard/Killusty for their generous support. There is absolutely no deduction from this sum as all work done at ever? level is on a voluntary basis.
Fethard, to Fethard
The outgoing Lady Mayor jresided at her first official function when she greeted the Fethard to Fethard walkers at the Town Hall at 12 o'clock on Sunday.
The 10 who walked the 52 miles from Co. Wexford to Co. Tipperary were: John Shortall (organiser), Marion Shortall, Marie Danaher, Geraldine McCarthy, Denis O'Donovan, Margaret Newport, Noel Doheny, Eileen Maher, Pat Cülligan and Austin Mulherne. Their back-up team of car drivers, Jim Danaher and Liam Cooney, and the collectors, also deserve great credit for their efforts. A special well done to Austin who is past the free travel age; a Sligo man working in the locality who willingly joined the walk.
On arrival in Fethard the walkers were given a rousing welcome, a champagne reception and provided with refreshments by the ladies committee.
The funds raised will go towards refurbishing the Fethard Day Care Centre.
The special T-shirts worn by the walkers and collectors were sponsored by Burkes, Bridge Bar.
Fethard defeated old rivals Loughmore/Castleiney by 2-10 to 0-9 in a most entertaining senior football festival tournament game at Fethard Sportsfield on Saturday night last. The winners were presented with a set of beautiful trophies sponsored by Brian Mordaunt Garage, Clonmel. The man of the match award, sponsored by the festival committee, was won by Michael Spillane.
Fethard Sunday Coursing Club Mil hold their next meeting in the Tirry Centre on this Friday night, 11th July at 8.30 pm. All members are requested to attend.