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FETHARD NOTES ARCHIVE

Saturday 13th Septemebr 1997

Fethard Day Care Centre
The day care centre resumed on Monday 8th September. Appointment cards have been sent out to all clients on our listing. If you have not received a card, please let us know, or if you have never attended before, or you have a relative or friend you feel would benefit from a few hours a week of fun, friendship and conversation, come and visit to see what it's all about, or ring on 052 31000 and we will arrange it for you.
Transport is provided for those unable to get there. It is not compulsory that anyone attending remains at the centre for the day. You can decide yourself how long you wish to stay.
We would still like to hear from anyone who might be interested in volunteering a few hours of their time to the centre. It's lots of fun and very rewarding.
For any information regarding the day care centre, or indeed the Tirry Centre office, or the centre itself, please do not hesitate to call in. We are open daily 9am to Spin or Tel Yvonne on 052 31000.

Some months back we had an inquiry from an entrepreneur who wished to set up small low-cost business premises just outside the Fethard area. He asked if we would send out inquiries to ascertain the demand. To date we have had a few, but would like to hear from more interested parties.
The scheme is in the initial development stages and its success will depend entirely on the demand in the area.
If you are interested and would like more information, you can contact Yvonne at the Tirry Centre, 052 31000, in strictest confidence.

Fethard judokwai:
Fethard Judo Club will re-open on Friday 12th September, at 7pm, in the town hall.
Training will take place on Friday nights at 7pm and Saturday nights at 7.3Opm.
There will be an annual club fee of 10 per year and a mat fee of £1 per night. Also, there will be an IJA membership annual fee of £7. All new members are welcome.

Community games
Congrats to the members of Fethard girls' under-16 volleyball team who did so well, winning silver medals for the second successive year at the Credit Union community games national finals at Mosney.
These girls had a decisive victory over a team from Donegal in the semi-final and in a very exciting final it went to three games to decide the winners, who came from Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim.
The girls have been coached all summer by Bernie O'Connor, PE teacher, who travelled from Kilkenny twice a week during the holidays, and by Denis Burke, Redcity, who were rewarded for their efforts by total dedication from the girls.
Team consisted of Aisling O'Riordan captain, Audrey Conway, Mary Lee, Laura Hickey, Lisa O'Donnell, Maire Holohan, Jennifer Frewen, Eimear Gahan, Julieanne Smyth, Edel Fitzgerald and Caroline Croke.
Congrats also to Stephanie Lawrence, Woodvale Walk, who gave a tremendous performance in the under-8 60 metres event. She won her heat, was third in her semi-final and won a bronze medal in the final at only seven years of age'
Could we have a budding Susan Smith, who also competed at Mosney at seven but did not win a medal on that occasion and who was present on the occasion of Stephanie's Success.
Fethard and Killusty community games committee would like to thank most sincerely all those who contributed to recent fundraising venture which was highly successful and without the support of all these good people, the games would find it hard to survive.

Pilgrimage
Lourdes Pilgrimage Savings Club is being organised again this year by popular demand. The fund will operate by asking participants to contribute £10 per week for 36 weeks, commencing September 21st.
For full details, contact Kathleen Barry, Tullamaine, 052 31630.

Traffic
The volume of traffic passing through Main Street has increased over the past eighteen months or so. Elderly and infirm pedestrians have now reached the stage where they have become quite nervous about crossing the street. Most motorists invoke this famous "rightofway" clause and drive on regardless. A little courtesy would go a long way in making life a little easier for our senior citizens.

Fethard Bridge Club
Wednesday 3rd September - 1st gross Susan Oprey and Eve Goodbody; 2nd gross Anna Cooke and Carl Kenny; 1st nett Mary Quirke and Tony Hanrahan; 2nd nett Annie O'Brien and Olive Looby.

The club are holding a coffee day, in aid of South Tipperary Hospice, on Thursday 18th September, from 9am to 6pm. It will be held in the Country Markets section of the town hall. The amount collected to date is £1,775.80. Please give your support. Club contact (looking for partner, etc) Annie O'Brien,

Macra na feirme
Fethard Macra are currently practicing for a new competition called "Lights, Camera, Action," which is being run on 20th September.
As the competition title would suggest, it is a drama competition which entails acting out a six to tenminute scene from a chosen film. Final practice will be held at the club meeting in the ballroom on Friday 19th September, at 9 o'clock.
Congrats to five club members recently elected to Macra South Tipperary executive committee Pamela Morrissey, chairperson; Mairead Cooke, competitions chairperson; Lorraine Morrissey, competitions secretary; Coma Morrissey and Brian Hyland, radio representatives; Brendan Morrissey, PRO.

Wedding
The wedding took place recently in Killusty Church of Josephine, daughter of Mrs Breda and the late Mr John Ryan, Coolmoyne, to Mr William Moran, Ardfinnan.

Deaths
The death has, occurred in Cork of Mr Richard (Ritchie) Fahy, Crampscastle. Interment was made in Cork.
The death has occurred aiso of Mrs Christina Donnelly, New Inn, formerly Chrissie Wall, Rathduff.Interment took place at New Inn.

GA A
The system just as much as Ardfinnan beat the Fethard minor football team in the South Tipperary MF final played at Clonmel on Wednesday September 3rd.
The final was Fethard's third hard match in eight days. The second game, the first replay versus Mullinahone, played in a monsoon, with two periods of overtime, in the dark, should never have taken place. All supporters were of the opinion that underage players should not be asked or even allowed to play so many championship games in such a short period.

Fethard's senior football team's county semi-final game against Gortnahoe Gaels at Golden, on Sunday, provided just target practice for the Fethard fifteen. They scored 0-26 and but for the crossbar and a few great saves by the Gortnahoe goalie, would have added at least four goals.

They did, however, concede three and almost four rather easy goals to poor opposition. Final score 0-26 to 1-2 O'Shea inspires Ardfinnan to title Ardfinnan 1-14; Fethard 1-6 Ardfinnan minor footballers put up an outstanding performance to defeat Fethard comprehensively in a high quality Sureprint-sponsored South Tipperary final played before a good attendance in perfect conditions at Clonmel Sportsfield. Fethard: Karl Maher 1-1,' CoIm Coen 0-2, Conor McCarthy 0-1, Joe Keane' 0-I, Jason Nevin 0-1.
Fethard: Conor O'Donnell, Michael Carroll, Michael Ahearn, Nicky Murphy, Keith Woodlock, Aidan Fitzgerald, Michael Costelloe, Alan Phelan, Joe Keane, Conor McCarthy, Jason Nevin, J. P. Looby, Karl Maher, Garret Byrne, Colm Coen, Alan O'Meara. Subs: Kenneth Byrne, Gerry O'Hara.
Ref: Tommy Lonergan, Kilsheelan.
County senior football semi-final..

One-way traffic as Fethard stroll to final
Fethard 0-26; Gortnahoe Gaels 3-2
South champions Fethard eased their way through to a county senior footballfinal date with Aherlow on Sunday week, 21st, with this landslide victory over Gortnahoe Gaels at Golden last Sunday.
Fethard: Paul Fitzgerald, Stephen O'Donnell, Michael Ryan, Philly Blake, Michael Quinlan 01, Willie Morrissey (captain) 0-1, Willie O'Meara 0-I, Michael Spillane 0-2, Chris Coen 0-2, Martin Coen 0-2, Brian Burke 0-3 (0-1 penalty, 0-1 free and 0-1 '45'), Damian Byrne 02, Jimmy O'Meara, Tommy Sheehan 0-7 and Michael Fitzgerald 0-1
Substitutes: John Paul Looby 0-1 for Martin Coen, Tomas Keane for Damian Byrne and Michael O'Riordan for Jimmy O'Meara.



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