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FETHARD NOTES ARCHIVE

Saturday 25th October 1997

Fethard
Irish dancing classes are being held in the ballroom on Tuesday nights from 6 to 7.30pm. All ages welcome.

Wedding
The wedding took place at Killenaule Parish Church on Saturday October 18th, of Shay, son of Mr Louis and Mrs Mary Coen, Killusty, to Ms Ann Slattery, Cooldine, Killenaule.
The bridegroom is a prominent playing member of Fethard GAA and Killusty FC.
His many friends in Tipperary GAA and soccer circles will join in wishing him and his bride every good wish for the future.

Welcome to Fethard to our new Garda Sergeant Pat Murphy, who has recently taken up duty on transfer from Cork.

Hunting
The opening meet of the Tipperary Foxhounds, another very important event in Fethard's annual sporting calendar, takes place on Monday 27th, at 11am.

Old time
Put the clocks back this Saturday night as old time commences at 2am Sunday morning.

GAA
Fethard senior footballers travel to Gaelic Grounds, Limerick, on Sunday next to take on Limerick University in the first round of the Munster club championship, at 230pm.
Two very important local underage football finals take place in the sportsfield on bank holiday Monday - the final of the Danaher Cup competition for our under-i is, stars of the future, starts at 2pm.
The excitement this game creates and the standard of football shown by some of these very young players has to be seen to be believed.

The final of the under-18 Avonmore Cup follows.

Late Mrs Bernadette Tobin
Fethard was stunned on Saturday morning with the news of the death, following an accident, of Mrs Bernadette Tobin, Ballyneale. The late Mrs Tobin was formerly Bernie Morrissey, St. Patrick's Place. Sincere sympathy is extended to her husband and family, sisters and brothers. Interment took place in Ballyneale.

Athletics
Fethard AC had a treble at the county novice and vets cross-country over the old course at Redcity Road.
The O'Sullivan brothers from Barrettstown, David, Eoin and Brian, won the under-12, underl4 and under-16 events respectively.
Killian Canon took second place in the under-12, while his brother took second in the under-l4.
Well done to Miceal and his willing band of helpers who organised the first cross country event in Fethard since 1985.
Helping to drive stakes on Sunday morning, former cross-country winner Tommy Nugent said: "I may have the sledge, but I'm definitely not the oldest swinger in town."

Ronnie
Sport and showbusiness have one thing in common. To be successful at either you have got it or you have not.
Veteran entertainer Ronnie Drew showed at the Abymill on Friday night that he has not lost his star quality when he gave a terrific night's entertainment to a full capacity audience.
Some voted Ronnie's show one of the best so far in the Abymill.

Bridge Club
Wednesday 15th October (nett free sub competition - 1st nett Mick Burke and Nellie Hall, 2nd Gemma Burke and Kathleen Kenny,.
1st gross Betty Walsh and Bridget Gorey, 2nd Frances Burke and Breda Walsh.
Wednesday October 29th - Special Hallowe'en competition for sponsored prizes. Carole Kenny and Anna Cooke are looking after the catering.
Bridge classes are held every Monday night. All are welcome. Contact Annie O'Brien, 052 31862.
Fethard AC had 53 young athletes competing in the Tipperary crosscountry championship at their own venue on the Rosegreen Road on Sunday.
The Sullivan boys, David, Eoin and Brian, won
their respective events on the day and must surely have created a record for the occasion.
The Cannon boys, Killian and Damian, recorded a silver double in their events.
Our under-14 girls came good on the day and took first team in their event K. McCarthy 4th, A. O'Keeffe 5th, H. McNamara 7th and V. O'Donnell 9th.
In the boys under-14 Eoin O'Sullivan swept clear of the field to win convincingl'. Damian Cannon took silver, Eoin Doyle 8th and Eoin Maher 10th and first team.
Boys under- 12 saw a onetwo for D. O'Sullivan and K. Cannon, with D. O'Meara' 7th and D. Hally 13th, and first team.
Girls under-12 team were fifth.



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