Day Care Centre
Fethard Day Care Centre propose to open five days per week. More volunteer helpers are required to give an hour or two per month to help with the new rota. Helpers are especially required in the mornings to help to prepare dinners. Those unable to make a commitment to attend could greatly assist by preparing desserts etc.
Further information may be obtained by contacting Yvonne at the Centre on 052 31000.
Ballyluskey White Heather Harriers had another great run from their meet at Annsfort. Finding in the gorse at Carrigeensearach they ran to the Shanbally Road which they crossed. Turning left-handed, they hunted with great drive across the Monroe Road near the G.A.A. field. Swinging to the right in Fortwilliam, the fox crossed the main ClonmelFethard Road and ran to Orchardstown. Turning left here, the small pack of eight and a half couple pairs flew to the old church on the hill at Rathronan where they were stopped to avoid the heavy traffic on the Clonmel Road. This was a cracking hunt of some 45 minutes which hounds hunted without a check.
Fethard was the centre of British sports media journalists during the past week. Correspondents from the Racing Post and T.V. crews from Sky Sports and Channel 4 Racing visited Mouse Morris stables at Everardsgrange to feature the establishment’s Cheltenham runners. Best of luck to the four stable entries: ‘His Song’, ‘Foxchaple King’, ‘Newco’ and ‘Illegal Alien’ as they endeavour to add to the great record of Fethard associated winners at the National Festival.
The death has occurred of the young man, Kieran Lloyd, Killenaule, who was seriously injured in an accident near Crampscastle Bridge on Sunday evening last. Sincere sympathy is extended to his parents Tommy and Josephine, and his sisters Siobhán, Angela and Marie. Interment took place in Crosscannon Cemetery, Killenaule.
Hogan Musical Society
Fifty members of the Hogan Musical Society travelled to Carrick-on-Suir on Saturday night last to the Carrick Musical Society’s production of ‘Guys and Dolls’. The Hogan Musical Society will open their eight-night run of ‘Magic Moments’ in the Abymill Theatre on Monday March 16th at 8.15 pm. This year the society introduces some exciting new young voices in a show which has something for everyone. Booking is at O’Flynn’s Menswear, 052 31254 from 10am to 6pm. Booking office closed St. Patrick’s Day.
The committee of Fethard Ballroom are very well pleased with the marked increase in the number of partners supporting their Ballroom Dancing promotions. Michael O’Brien and his band will provide the music for the Ballroom Anniversary Dance on St. Patrick’s Night, while the ever popular Checkers will be back on March 29th. Whether your preference is for waltz, tango, quickstep or foxtrot, do come along and join the ever increasing crowd on an excellent prepared floor in a spacious hall. Perhaps some of the younger generation might come along and hear what good music sounds like and what proper dancing looks like.
Excitement grows as the racquetball team competition nears conclusion. The cheers from the supporters of the competing teams equals anything in that line ever heard in the sportsfield. The committee, at the conclusion of the team competitions, are promoting a graded singles competition for members. Entries to Waltie Moloney, Mary Looby or Andrew O’Donovan before March 20th.
Monday 2nd March: Norah Ahearne and Rose Holohan (1st Gross); Suzanne Opray and Noreen Evans (2nd Gross); David and Bernie O’Meara (1st Nett); Tony Hanrahan and Michael Kenny (2nd Nett).
Wednesday 4th March: Bridget Gorey and Betty Walsh (1st Gross); Alice Quinn and Teresa Cummins (2nd Gross); Fr. John Meagher OSA and Dick Gorey (1st Nett); Mick Burke and Neilie Hall (2nd Nett).
The Club contact for those looking for partners is Annie O’Brien, The Square, 052 31862.
The quarterfinal of Macra na Feirme All-Ireland Senior Debating Competition will take place on Saturday 21st March at Hotel Minella, Clonmel, at 8pm. Fethard Macra's opposition is Moyne-Templetouhy and the motion is "That the men of violence have too much say in the peace process". Fethard will oppose the motion. The team would welcome your support on the night.
Historical Society AGM
The Annual General Meeting of Fethard Historical Society will take place on Tuesday night, 31st March at 8.30pm in the Abymill Theatre. All are welcome. A video presentation of the Society’s events during the year will be made at approximately 9.30pm by Mary Hanrahan and Peter Grant. The meeting will then conclude with a cup of tea.
Membership fees for 1998-99 are now due. The committee are offering their usual membership offer for the month of March: Individual membership £5; Family Membership £7; Senior Citizens £3.50; Unwaged £3.50 and Students £2. All those joining or rejoining before the AGM will be included in a free draw for a Society Sweatshirt. Membership fees to: Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road, Fethard. Phone (052) 31663.