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Saturday 16th August 1997

Sympathy is extended to the family of Richard (Dick) Power, formerly of 6 St. Patrick's Place, Fethard, who died at his son Alan's residence at Ilford, Essex (London) on July 18th.
He is also survived by his wife Kitty and son Billy.

Fethard Macra Congrats
To Brendan Morrissey who represented Tipperary in the National final of the Macra Ideal Bachelor, held in Castlepollard, Co. Westmeath, over the weekend.
After a fine performance over the three days, he came second overall and will be remembered in Castlepollard for a long time to come. Our bachelor will be in attendance at our club agm this Friday 15th, at 9pm, in the Tirry Centre.
Wedding: the wedding took place at Fethard Parish Church on August 2nd of Denise, daughter of Mr Denis and Mrs Kay McGrath, Rathkenny, to Mr Conor Fleming, Clonmel.

Singlets sponsored
Fethard AC wish to thank sincerely Mr Seamie Dineen, Kerry Street, who has sponsored a set of athletic singlets for the recently reformed club.

The death has occurred of Mrs Peggy McCarthy, Buke Street. Interment took place at Calvary Cemetery.

Local athlete Jacqui Stokes, Main Street, brought her 1997 season to a close by winning the Northern Ireland ladies' long jump championship at the Mary Peters Stadium, Belfast. This win has completed a 1997 hat-trick of long jump championships as she has already won the Irish and Scottish titles.

The Impact Theatre Co., Limerick, present No Way Out by Sean Paul Sarte, in the Abymill Theatre on Saturday August 16th. Booking at O'Flynn's Menswear, '' 052 31254.

A young Borrisoleigh motorcyclist, David Molloy, was removed to hospital by ambulance on Sunday morning last following an accident involving his bike and a Landrover at the Green. It is understood his injuries were not too serious.

Fethard GAA Sports Centre hosted the Gibson Cup competition on Sunday last. The Gibson Cup is thought to be the oldest one-day tennis team cup competition in Ireland. The cup was first played for in 1936.

Sunday's event saw an all-Fethard final. Fethard B' beat Fethard A for the cup and winning trophies.

Hillview beat Ballypatrick in the Plate final.

Fethard B - Davy Morrissey, Roger Daly captain, Gwen Cooke, Helen Morrissey.

Fethard A - Mark

Cummins captain, Niall Nevin, Jean Morrissey,

Auçlrey Conway. S

Cograts to the Fethard girls' volleyball team who won the Munster final of the Community Games in Clonmel recently. They defeated a very good Clare team in the semi-final and were far too good for Cork in the final.

They now have qualified for the all-Ireland finals in Mosney in late August.

Special mention must be made of the girls' coach, Bernie O'Connor, who drove from Kilkenny for all their training sessions.

Team - Aisling O'Riordan, Audrey Conway, Edel Fitzgerald, Marie Houlihan, Mary Lee, Laura Hickey, Eimear Gahan, Julie-Ann Smyth, Mary Doyle, Lisa O'Donnell, Caroline Croke, Jennifer Frewen.

Fethard senior football team travelled to Dunmanway, Co. Cork, on August 3rd to play the Dunmanway Dohenys in a tournament game.

The match was held in conjunction with the annual Dunmanway Emigrants Welcome Home August weekend festivities.

Fethard gave one of the best displays for some time in playing a 2-8 to 1-il draw with the Dohenys, who have reached the quarterfinal of the Cork county senior football championship.

The Dunmanway Dohenys are named after the Fenian leader, Michael Doheny, a native of Fethard.

Fethard secretary, Miceál McCormack, in his address to the host club, thanked them for their hospitality. He traced the connection through Michael Doheny between Fethard and Dunmanway. The host club gave Fethard the honour of taking home the trophy for the game.

Brian Burke, captain for the game, lives quite close to where Michael Doheny was born:

Fethard and Dunmanway Dohenys intend to extend, the link between the two clubs.

South JR. final..

Gripping tussle

ends all square

Ardflnnan 1-11; Fethard 1-11

After an nil-action contest that would have done Justice to a higher grade, Ardflnnan and Fethard played an exciting draw hi the South Tlpp junior football league final staged at Clonniel Sportafleld on Saturday evening.

A draw was the perfect result to a gripping tussle that kept both sets of supporters on their toes right up to the final whistle.

Ardfinnan dominated for much of the opening half but their final touch left them down, and after a tally of eight wides they could only turn over with a 0-6 to 0-5 interval advantage.

Two great points from Nigel Carrigan and Davy Ryan extended Ardfinnan's lead, before a purple patch from Fethard yielded three successive points.

At the three-quarter stage a fisted goal from Gerry Horan swung the initiative in Fethard's favour. But Ardfinnan showed great spirit to respond with a Derek O'Mahony point, before Nigel Carrigan fisted a Kenneth O'Shea free to the net to put Ardfinnan back in the driving seat.

Cohn Allen once again levelled the 'scoring from a free, as the play swung from end to end in absorbing fashion.

Derek O'Mahony and Shane Kenny exchanged points, and five minutes

from the end Gerry Horan edged Fethard back in front.

Ardfinnan were in no mood to be denied, however, and centre-back Christopher Ryan epitomised the great character of the team when he soloed over half the field before kicking a super equaliser.

On the Ardfinnan side we saw outstanding performances from Davy Ryan, Kenneth O'Shea, Christopher Ryan, Nigel Carrigan, Derek O'Mahony, Michael O'Sullivan, Marcus Ryan, Kevin White, Leslie Boyle, Stan Barlow and sub. Johnny English, whilst Fethard were very well served by Cohn Allen, Joe Keane, Shane Kenny, Gerry Horan, Phil Prout, Michael and Tom Burke.

Ardfinnan: Nigel Carrigan 1-2, Kenneth O'Shea 0-4, Derek O'Mahony 0-2, Davy Ryan 0-2, Christopher Ryan 0-1.

Fethard: Gerry Horgan 1-2, Cohn Allen 0-5, Joe Keane, Shane Kenny, Tom Burke, Johnny Neville 0-1 each.

Ardfinnan: LiamHennessy, Eamonn Norris, Michael O'Sullivan, Kevin White, Declan Ryan, Christopher Ryan, Marcus Ryan, Leslie Boyle, Davy Ryan, Nigel Carrigan, Patrick Casey, Derek O'Mahoney, Kenneth O'Shea, Stan Barlow, Olhe O'Brien.
Subs: Noel Browne for Norris, Johnny English for O'Brien and Martin Doyle for Casey.

Fethard: Tommy Ryan, Phil Prout, Declan Maher, John Kelly, Ken Sheehan, Michael Burke, Kenny Hackett, Gerry Horan, John Hurley, Joe Keane, Tom Burke, Shane Kenny, Johnny Neville, Brian Higgins, Cohn Allen.

Subs: Michael Carroll for Sheehan, Noel Maher for Hurley.


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