Fethard Bridge Club
Monday 16th February 1st gross Betty Walsh ad Moira Mclnerney; 2nd gross Marie Delaney and Olive Looby.
1St nett Rose Holohan and Norah Ahearne; 2nd nett Jovita Delaney and and Antoinette O'Donnell.
Wednesday 18th February [prize kindly donated by Mrs A. Quinn and Mrs T. Cummins] - 1st nett Buddy Roche and Brendan Kenny; 2nd nett Moira Mclnerney and Michael Kenny.
1st gross Margaret Hackett and Bernie Myles; 2nd gross Bridget Gorey and Betty Walsh.
Club contact [looking for a partner, etc.], Annie O'Bnen, 052 31862.
The Ballyluskey White Heather Harriers had a great hunt from their meet in Ballingarry on Sunday.
Finding in Foyle in the afternoon, hounds circled through Farranrory to the Warhouse, checking briefly in the gorse, hounds soon had their fox away again hunting strongly back to where they were stopped on the road. This was an excellent fast run with a twomile point and at least four miles as hounds ran.
The meet on this Sunday is Cloneen at noon.
How many people are aware that Fethard has a Golf Society?
The Well Public House Golf Society will hold a golf outing to Dundrum on Sunday March 8th. Teeoff at noon.
Those intending to travel may give their names to David Woodlock or Brian Higgins.
Fethard had one of the first golf courses in Ireland. The clubhouse and golf course were situated on Kilnockin Hill in the 1890s. Photographs and score
cards from the old Fethard Golf Club may still be seen locally.
Congratulations to Father Denis Shanahan, llppelaiy,his many friends in Fethard on winning a gold medal for singing at Cork's Feis Maitiu. Father Denis, when curate
in Fethard, was a member of the Hogan Musical Society. He will be particularly remembered for his role of Curly in the HMS production of "Oklahoma."
Tipperary Man of the Year
Congratulations to Paddy Dalton, formerly of Cahir Road, and now living in Howard Beach, New York, who will be guest of honour as Tipperary Man of the Year at he annual dinner of the Tipperary Association, which will be held in New York city in late March. The last Fethard man to receive this award was Michael (Gunne, a brother of Jack Gunne, The Green.
Congrats to our athletes who travelled to the cross-country championships in Armagh on February 16th.
In the ladies' under-l7 event, the club team of A. Prout, who finished a very impressive sixth, with K. Lyne and E. Williams, won the bronze medal in the inter-club competition.
In the boys' under-l7, B. Sullivan, who was on the county team, also captured the bronze medal.
Well done to A. Cleere, Coolquill, who had a great win in the boys' under-l7.
Congrats also to T. Nugent, senior member of our club, who secured a silver medal in the crosscountry championship in Mount Pleasant, Co. Louth, recently.
Valerie Colville and Eric O'Donnell were on the road again at the weekend, this time to the inter-universities championships in Belfast.
There was a big entry here with competitors from all universities and Institutes of Technology from all over the 32 counties taking part.
Eric was representing Waterford IT and defeated competitors from UCD, UCC, UCG, DCU before losing to a player from Dublin IT in the semi-final, but he then went on to win his fight for a bronze medal defeating a player from UCC.
Valerie, representing Limerick University, reached the final, having defeated opponents from UCC, DIT, UCG, DCU and UCD, but had to settle for silver, being beaten by a competitor from Queen's University, Belfast, in the final.
Late Mr Frank O'Connell
The death occurred of Mr Frank O'Connell, Burke Street. Interment took place at
The annual general meeting of Fethard / Killusty community games took place in the Tirry Centre on Monday February 16th.
There was a very poor turnout and outgoing secretary, who has held the position for thirteen years, said she was there far too long and if there was no parental, club or other interest, she would not go forward for re-election.
It was reported that there I had been considerable success in 1997 and the winter games programme was under way for '98.
The under- 12 boys soccer ii team had defeated Roscrea and were now about to play Portroe in the second round.
Cathal Maher and Alan O'Connor had both qualified in art and modelling for Mosney.
David Gorey had won a silver medal in modelling and Jack O'Sullivan and Emmet Burke both won bronze in art at county level.
Denis Burke and Bernie O'Connor were both complimented on all their work with the volleyball team.
Despite the dismal attendance, the decision was taken to register for '98 and "see how it goes." The folowing were elected for 1998:
Chairman Joe Keane;
Secretary: M. C. Maher; Treasurer: Joe Keane and Peggy Colville; Development officer: Martin O'Connor; PRO: Peggy Colville; Delegate to Co. Board: Michael Fitzgerald; Games director: Denis Burke; Delegate to company: M. C. Maher.
Committee: Michael O'Dwyer, Michael O'Hagen, Michael McCormack.
It was decided to enter hurling, football, camogie and under-13 and under-16 tennis in the summer programme.
Anybody now interested in organising and looking after the tennis should conact development officer Martin O'Connor at 052 1854. Without managers ie teams cannot commit
Fethard Historical Society are offering annual individual membership at the special price of £5 for the month of February and March.
Annual fees are due before the annual general meeting, which will be held on Tuesday 31st March.
The Society has enjoyed a very successful 1997 and are now making plans for 1998. Membership is open to all ages, young and old.
For more information, contact Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road, Fethard, or any member of the committee.
Bright start to South Board's year
Fethard 1-12; Ardfinnan 2-9
South Board's 1998 activity got off to a splendid start at Ardfinnan on Sunday where Fethard and Ardfinnan served up an outstanding hour's football in the Clonmel Oil Cup senior football semifinal.
At the end of the hour a draw proved an equitable result after a game that has really whetted the appetite for the coming season.
Fethard played with wind advantage in the first-half and a goal from late arrival Brian Burke enabled them lead by 1-5 to 0-5 at halftime. Goals in the 41st and 43rd minute from Joe and Peter Lambert put Ardfinnan in the driving seat but Fethard fought back gallantly for a succession of points that put them on level terms.
With time ticking away P. J. Ahearne edged 'The Blues' ahead with a fine point but Ardfinnan got the draw they well deserved when Ken Ryan scored in injury time.
Stephen O'Donnell, Michael Quinlan, Brian Burke, Miceal Spillane, Tommy Sheehan and Damian Byrne were in outstanding form for Fethard whilst Ardfinnan who lined out without Brendan Cummins were very well served by Peter Lambert, Alan John Lonergan, Albert Keating, Sean Maher, Alan O'Gorman and Gavin O'Mahoney.
The replay will be staged in Fethard on a date to be arranged and the other semi-final will be contested by Moyle Rovers and Grangemockler.
Fethard: Brian Burke 1-2, Martin Coen, Damian Byrne, Tommy Sheehan 0-2 each, Jimmy O'Meara, Brendan Brett, Michael Quinlan, P. J. Ahearne 0-1 each.
Ardfinnan: Peter Lambert 1-3, Joe Lambert 1-0, Sean Maher 0-2, Alan O'Gorman, Eugene O'Mahoney, Gavin O'Mahoney, Ken Ryan 0-1 each.
Fethard - Miceal S.McCormack, Stephen O'Donnell, Michael Ryan, Kevin O'Donnell, Philly Blake, Michael Quinlan,. Willie Morrissey, Miceal Spillane, Damian Byrne, K. O'Donnell, Martin Coen, Jimmy O'Meara, Brendan Brett, P. J. Ahearne, Tommy Sheehan. Sub: Brian Burke.
Ardfinnan - Eamonn Ryan, Eamonn Ryan, Alan J. Lonergan, P. J. Lonergan, Eugene O'Mahony, Albert Keating, Michael English, Sean Maher, Ken Ryan, Eamonn O'Mahony, Joe Lambert, Alan O'Gorman, Peter Lambert, Gerry Walsh, Gavin O'Mahony. Subs: M. Ryan, C. White and C. Quinn.
Ref: Seamus Roche, Kilsheelan.