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Saturday 25th April 1998

John O'Loughlin, General Manager, Suir Nore Relays Limited,Clonmel, has stated that he expects to be broadcasting their multi-channel television services to the Fethard area no later than May 1st, 1998.
He states: “I wish to advise you that we have received Planning Approval for the development of a beambender at Tinakelly, Fethard. This site was originally selected in early August 1997 at which time an application for planning permission was made to Tipperary S.R. County Council. This application was approved on 30th October, 1997, however an objection was lodged, thus requiring a decision from An Bord Pleanala. This created a further delay of seven months. The decision to grant permission by An Bord Pleanala was received on 3rd April, 1998. I am happy to say we are now making progress with the development of this site. Suir Nore Relays will let it be known as soon as a signal is available from this site. I would expect this to be no later than 1st May, 1998, all developments going according to plan”.

Eight students from Fethard Patrician Presentation Secondary School travelled to the RTE Studios in Dublin on Monday, 27th April, to take part in 'Job Talk'. The programme, which featured a panel of experts and eight representatives from two schools, was broadcast on Monday last at 6pm on RTE 2 television.

Congratulations to Biddy Morrissey and Frank Kearney who celebrated their 40th Wedding Anniversary at a surprise party held in Lonergan’s Bar on Saturday night, April 25th. Members of the Fitzgerald and Kearney families plus their neighbours and friends turned out in force to surprise the couple on their happy occasion.

For anyone interested in training or advice that will help in their establishment or expansion of business or community projects in Fethard, please contact: Terry Cunningham, Rural Enterprise Advisor, TEAGASC, Carrigeen, Clonmel, Tel: 052 21300; Fax: 052 21199; E-mail: Advisory@Clonmel.Teagasc.ie
Terry, who lives in Grangebeg, is available to discuss your ideas in confidence. The service is available to individuals, community groups, farmers and non-farmers alike.

Over 200 patrons attended the Fethard GAA Dinner Dance in Kearney’s Castle Hotel, Cashel, on Saturday night April 25th. The evening ran a little behind time with dinner being served at 10.30pm instead of the scheduled 9.15pm. Immediately after dinner Joe Fogarty was the very popular recipient on the 'Personality of the Past Award' which was presented by club chairman, Sean Moloney. Following the presentation of medals to the players, the crowd prepared to enjoy the rest of the evenings entertainment only to be disturbed by the Garda who closed the bar at 12.30. A good night, a bit crowded and a little 'dry' is the general consensus.

The Annual May Procession will be held on this Sunday night May 3rd at 7.00pm.
The death has occurred at Blanchardstown Hospital of Mrs Bridie Fahy, Leixlip late of Tullamaine and Coolmore Stud, Fethard. Internment took place in Leixlip cemetery.

Congratulations to Eleanor Walsh, Coolmoyne, who got married to Alan Seymour, Dublin. The wedding was in Moyglass and reception held at The Anner Hotel, Thurles.

Monday 20th April
1st Gross Moira McInerney and Betty Walsh
2nd Gross Mick Burke and Mary Quirke
1st Nett Margaret O’Rourke and Joan Cooney
2nd Nett Mary Delaney and Rita Holohan
Wednesday 22nd April
The final round of the Player of the Year Competition for The William O’Flynn Memorial Perpetual Trophy
1st Gross. Gemma Burke and Betty Walsh
2nd Gross. Cinta O’Flynn and Fr John Meagher OSA
1st. Nett. Frances Burke and and Margaret Cummins
2nd Nett. Alice Quinn and Maura Mullins
Club Contact (looking for a partner etc.) Annie O’Brien 052 31862

The deferred A.G.M. of Fethard G.A.A. Sports Centre will be held in the Tirry Centre at 8.30pm on Tuesday May 5th.

Any of our Senior Citizens intending to avail of the Annual Summer Holiday trip to Carne, Co. Wexford are requested to give their names to any member of Fethard St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Well done to the fourth year students of Fethard secondary school who organised a Mountain Climb to the Summit of Slievenamon to help this worthy cause also complements to Fethard Community Day Care Committee who held a day long party on Friday for the National Charity.

Heavy water on the Anner caused the Spring Fishing Competition arranged for Sunday last to be postponed. The Tom O’Shea Cup Competition will now be held on this Sunday May 3rd. Competing anglers are requested to assemble at Loughcopple Bridge at 11.00am.

Mr John Halley’s ‘Convent Lane’ was a good winner of the opening race at the Golden Vale Hunt’s Point-to-Point meeting at Thurles on Sunday last.

Well done to Fethard & Killusty Girls U/16 Volleyball Team who defeated Roscrea in The Community Games County Final in Thurles on Sat last. Fethard/Killusty fielded a very strong team who won the final in two straight sets with a score of 15 points to 2 in the first set and 15 points to 8 in the second set. These girls are sure to have a very definite say in the Credit Union Provincial Finals in Limerick in July and are a credit to their coach’s Mrs. Bernie O’Connor and Denis Burke. Community Games Committee would like to express their thanks to Thurles Sarsfields Sports Centre for providing the excellent venue and to Jennifer Keane who did a super job refereeing this Final and to the Parents who provided transport and supported the team. Team consisted of: Mary Lee (Captain), Caroline Croke, Julianne Smyth, Eimear Gahan, Lisa O’Donnell, Siobhán White, Fiona Maher, Majella Croke, Jennifer Frewen, Marion Harrington, Patrice Tobin and Vanessa O’Donnell.
Due to weather conditions the U/13 Hurling scheduled for Fethard also on Saturday last between Fethard and Mullinahone had to be deferred to a later date.

On this Friday 1st May a Special Progressive 25 Drive will be held in the Ballroom starting at 9 00 pm. It is a £5 game with very good prizes guaranteed.
Don’t forget ‘Checkers’ are playing in the Ballroom on Sunday 10 th May, so for all you dancing fans a great night is assured.


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