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FETHARD NOTES ARCHIVE

Saturday 30th May 1998


CAPTAIN'S PRIZE
Donnacha Prendergast, Cashel Road, was winner of the captain's prize played over two days at Clonmel Golf Club.
A rule change that allows students to enter all major competitions enabled this promising young Fethard golfer to capture this prestigious prize. Donnacha, who was runner-up in the event last year held off stiff challenges to emerge a clear-cut winner with four shots to spare.
One of the youngest ever winners of the competition, Donnacha has just completed his first year studies at Mater Dei. Congratulations to Fethard's own Tiger Woods who fully deserved the acclaim he received at the presentation of prizes on Sunday May 31st.

PROTEST MEETING
A public meeting will be held in the Tirry Centre at 7.30 p.m. on Monday June 8th to discuss the impact on the community of the proposed erection of a 18 meter mobile phone mast on Bennett's Hill.

FETHARD BALLROOM NEWS
The committee would like to thank all those who sponsored races and horses at their Race Night held in McCarthy's on Thursday night. It was a very enjoyable night. The winner of the television raffled on the night was Noreen Allen, Brodeen.
Card Winners: First: Pat Horan and Biddy O'Donnell. Second (3 pairs): Kay Cunningham and Sean O'Callaghan; Bridie Lee and John Martin; Lilly Maher and Mary B. Lee. Table Prize: Brian O'Donnell and Gay Horan.
Next £5 card game is on Friday 5th June and dancing continues with the Mellow Chords on Sunday 7th June. All are welcome.

DIED RECENTLY
We record the death of Johnny Conway, Coleman Cross, Fethard, who died on Thursday 28th May. Burial was at Old Ballyclerihan Cemetery. Johnny, aged 58, was a stable-hand at Larry Keating's for many years where he worked with Billy Treacy and the late Dick Nevin.

TIDY TOWNS
At our last meeting of Tidy Towns we had a long discussion on areas of the town which badly need attention. A flyer is presently being distributed asking for everyone's co-operation in cleaning up their own areas. A clean environment is nice, not alone for our visitors, for ourselves as well. Our next meeting is Tuesday 9th June at 8 p.m. in the Tirry Centre, Barrack Street. All are welcome.

WALKABOUT CLONMEL
Liam O Duibhir, Clonmel Historical Society, will take members of the Fethard Historical Society on a walkabout Clonmel on Monday evening 15th June. The group will meet at 7.30 p.m. in the car park on the quay opposite the Clonmel Arms Hotel. The walkabout is open to all so feel free to come along.

FETHARD GAA
The Tipperary GAA Draw will be commencing shortly and members are making a big drive to renew and extend draw membership in the Fethard area. This is a special appeal to all parishioners to support the draw which, through the work of the GAA in the parish, will especially help to complete the GAA Park development.

WEATHER
Terrible weather is usually the most recent salutation when two people meet, but is it! The overall rainfall for May at 38.5 ml was average while the mean temperature for the month was above average as was the hours of sunshine. The rainfall on the day and night of Sunday May 21st was 26.24 ml, so therefore the rest of the month can not have been too bad. The highest temperature of 23.4 C was recorded on May 20th, two days into the second week of warm sunshine some local farmers were screaming for rain. The next time you say “terrible weather” just remember things could be a lot worse.
When one recalls that a town has been destroyed by a Cyclone in Oklahoma; people have been flooded out of their homes on Italy; thousands killed in an earthquake in the Afghan village of Badaksan and dying from 116 F of heat in India, our Irish weather is never as bad as it seems. Weather report through courtesy of Parsons Hill Farms.

ATHLETICS
Local athlete Jacqui Stokes was a member of the Irish Athlete Team that competed successfully at the recent international athletics event in Slovenia. Jacqui took the bronze medal in the ladies long jump event with a jump of 6.24 meters.

BRIDGE CLUB
The following committee were elected at the club's AGM: President: Dick Gorey; Vice President: Bernie Myles; Secretary: Gemma Burke; Treasurer: Cinta O'Flynn; Assistant Treasurer: Mary Quirke; PRO: Brendan Kenny. Committee: Frances Burke, Margaret Hackett, Rita Kane, Kathleen Kenny, Betty Walsh, Alice Quinn, Breda O'Shea, Maureen Maher and Michael Kenny. Bridge will continue at 7.30pm on Wednesday nights for the Summer months. Club contact for partners is Annie O'Brien, The Square, 052 31862.
Winners on Wednesday 27th: North: Rita Kane; South: Margaret Hackett; East: Gemma Burke; West: Fr. John Meagher.

FETHARD A.C.
Congratulations to all athletes who participated at the county track and field championships in Moyne on May 10th. With only a small number of our athletes taking part we had a most successful day winning a total of twenty-three medals: 13 gold, 5 silver and 5 bronze. Best of luck to the athletes who will compete in the Munster championships in the R.T.C. in Cork on June 20th and 21st. Good luck also to our athletes who are taking part in the County 'B' League.
We would like to thank all who supported our recent draw. The results are as follows:
1st Prize: Caroline O'Rahily, Killenaule
2nd Prize: Lisa McCormack, Fethard
3rd Prize: P.J. Ryan, Ballinure
4th Prize: Mrs. J. Halley, Fethard
5th Prize: Mrs. Forag, Lisronagh
6th Prize: Mary O'Shea, Clonmel
7th Prize: Mrs. M. Ryan, Upperchurch
8th Prize: Mrs. K. O'Neill, Grangemockler
9th Prize: Robert Phelan, Fethard
10th Prize: John Lyons, Killenaule



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