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Saturday 4th April 1998

Community Games
Fethard & Killusty U/12 soccer team were beaten by Nenagh in Nenagh in the semifinal of the U/12 County Community Games soccer competition.
Fethard were obliged to field a team composed mostly of 9 and 10 year old players and lost no caste in defeat by the much more experienced and stronger Nenagh eleven. Fethard will learn a lot from this years event and look forward to having another go in 1999.
Thanks to manager Ian Gough who gave so much of his time to training the team. Thanks also to Michael Kenrick, June Gough, Frank and Valerie O’Meara and all parents who helped with organisation and transport and those who supported the team.
The team was selected from the following panel of players: Peter Gough, Paul Kenrick, Edward Sheehan, Glen O’Meara, Keith Lawrence, Brian and David Conway, Francis Lonergan, Eoin Delahunty, James Curran, Damien Shine, David Prout, Connie O’Flynn, Damien Sharpe, James Smyth and William O’Brien.
Fethard will be at home to Moyne Templetouhy on this Sat. Apr. 4th at 2.30 p.m. in the girls U/16 County Community Games Volleyball Competition.

Summer Visitors
the first swallows have arrived somewhat earlier this year. The summer migrants were seen over the Anner river on March 20th.

Youth Theatre
The Clonmel Youth Theatre Group will present a musical “The Day the Music Stopped” in the Abymill Theatre on Saturday 4th April at 8.15 p.m. Tickets at £3 each are available from O’Flynn’s Menswear, Burke Street, or at the door.

Step Together
The Fethard-to-Fethard (Co. Wexford) walkers commenced training for this years marathon walk on Sunday last. Local walkers who wish to participate in this years event may contact John or Marianne Shortall, The Valley. Telephone: (052) 31175.

The tradition of Fethard bred winners at Cheltenham was well maintained by ‘One Man’ at this years festival. The impressive winner of the Cheltenham 2 Mile Chase was bred by Hugh Holohan at his Grangeduf Stud.
John Halley’s ‘Cross The Suir’ was winner of the opening race at the Tipperary Hunt’s Point-to-Point at Dundrum on Sunday last.

Bridge Club
Monday 23rd March: Frances Burke and Margaret Hackett (1st Gross); Michael Kenny and Tony Hanrahan (2nd Gross); Olive Looby and Marie Delaney (1st Nett); Sean and Ann O’Dea (2nd Nett).
Wednesday 25th March: First Round Club Competition (The Kitty Hayes Memorial Perpetual Trophy): Breda Walsh and Frances Burke (1st Gross); Eve Goodbody and Suzanne Opray (2nd Gross); Mike Burke and Nellie Hall (1st Nett); Tony Hanrahan and Mary Quirke (2nd Nett).
The Club contact for those looking for a partner is Annie O’Brien, The Square, 052 31862.

Recent Death
The death has occurred of Fergal Corbett, Roebucksland, Fethard. Internment took place at Calvary Cemetery.

Two very exciting and closely contested finals took place at Fethard G.A.A. Sports Complex last Sunday evening. In the Div ‘B’ Plate Final, Liam Sweeney’s team beat A & B Interior Design. Liam Sweeney’s team are as follows: Christy Devitt, Cathy Tobin, Liam Sweeney, Mary Kenrick and Paul Shanahan. In the Div ‘B’ Team Competition Final, Ronans beat Coolmoyne ‘E’. Ronan’s team are as follows: Michael Murphy, Ann Marie Quinlan, David Ronan, Mary Wall and Buddy Fitzgerald.
Well done to Waltie Moloney who organised and coordinated the event, not forgetting his able helpers Mary Godfrey, Paula Gahan and Andrew O’Donovan, top class umpires Denis O’Meara and Benny Morrissey, and a special thank-you to our sponsors, all the teams and their managers who entered and took part.
This year’s ‘Hayes Cup’ will be played off between the four winning teams of Division ‘A’ and ‘B’, and the Plate winners from both divisions. The draw is as follows: Ronans v Coolmoyne ‘A’, and Walls v Liam Sweeney. The matches will take place in the G.A.A. Sports Complex on this Sunday night, 5th April.


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