At a packed public meeting held in the Tirry Centre on Monday June 8th a committee was formed to discuss means of opposing the erection of the proposed Mobile Phone Mast at Bennett's Hill. The guest speaker on the night was Colette O'Connell, Dungarvan, who spoke and answered many of the questions raised on the night. The most disturbing fact was the dangers to our health from the radiation from these masts. Colette gave many factual records and examples of the effects already caused in other countries.
The effects of microwave radiation on children and their development is of great concern to the residents of the area. Microwave emissions from Esat masts are far higher than levels recorded in Australia and Switzerland where significant health problems were found with this technology. The committee feel that in the interest of public health and safety mobile phone masts should be located away from residential areas and radiation levels monitored and kept to a level which poses no significant risk to health. The committee stress that they are not opposed to mobile phone technology but would much prefer to wait for the safer satellite system which will be available in a short time. Motorola have currently five satellites in place in preparation for this system.
The committee are now meeting with public representatives and the County Planning Officer. Further information from chairman Michael Kenny, Farranshea, Tel: (052) 31003.
Fethard and Killusty Angling Club will hold the annual “Eddie O’Neill Memorial Trophy” competition on this Saturday June 20th. Competing anglers are requested to meet at Loughcopple Bridge at 7.00p.m..
The “It doesn’t matter if we win or loose” approach probably contributed to Fethard senior footballer lack lustre display in loosing to Commercials 1-14 to 1-12 at Monroe on Sunday last.
Sunday June 7th. the R.T.C. was the venue for the Munster Senior Veteran Track and Field Championships. Congratulations to Carmel Condon who was 2nd in the Veteran Ladies 100m and to Miceál McCormack who was 2nd. in the men's over 50's 100m and 3rd in both the 200m and 800m. On Sunday June 14th Fethard staged the County 10k. Road Championships. Well done to Brian Sullivan who won the silver medal in the Junior men's over 3,000m. Training is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7p.m.
Under the Local Amenities Act (Nov 1997) the Minister has made available a grant of £121,000 for the improvement of the Fethard Sewerage Scheme in the Killenaule Road area.
The wedding took place in St. Michael’s Church, Wicklow, of Conor, son of Danny and Rita Kane, Kerry Street to Ms. Heather Byrne, Wicklow.
Submissions are invited for this year's Annual Emigrant's Newsletter which will be published earlier, by the end of November, this year. Change of addresses can be handed in to Carmel Rice, Brendan Kenny or Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road. Club secretaries are reminded to have their reports prepared before October to guarantee inclusion in this year's issue.
Killusty Annual Pony Show is now one of the top pony shows in the country, being voted second only to the Ballsbridge event held in conjunction with the Horse Show.
This year Killusty Show will be held on Saturday July 4th. Entries finally close on June 26th and schedules may be obtained from Mrs Betsy O’Connor, Knockelly on 052-31130
RESULTS FOR WEDNESDAY 3rd JUNE
1st. Gross: Alice Quinn and Moira McInerney
2nd Gross: Helen O’Donoghue and Brenda Ware.
1st Nett: Neilie Hall and Michael Kenny
2nd Nett: David O’Meara and Bernie O’Meara.
RESULTS FOR WEDNESDAY 10th JUNE
1st Gross: Suzanne Oprey and Mike Burke.
2nd Gross: Annie O’Brien and Frances Burke
3rd Gross: Mary Lynch and Gemma Burke.
1st Nett: Neilie Hall and Michael Kenny.
2nd Nett: Maura Mullins and Kathleen O’Connell.
3rd Nett: David O’Meara and Bernie O’Meara.
Bridge continues for the summer at 7.30 p.m. sharp. Visitors from other clubs or home on holiday are welcome to come along any Wednesday night. If you need a partner contact Annie O’Brien at 052-31862.
The death has occurred in Newcastlewest of Mr Jimmy Kelly. Jimmy will be remembered in Fethard by many of his customers when he worked as a butcher at McDonnell's in the sixties. He later ran his own victualler business in Lower Main Street. Interment took place in Newcastlewest. Sincere sympathy is extended to his wife Anna, and four sons
The death has occurred of Mr Gus Maher, Coolenure. Internment took place at Moyglass Cemetery.
The death has occurred of Mrs Mai Croke, Main Street. Internment took place at Calvary Cemetery.
RESULTS FETHARD & KILLUSTY COMMUNITY GAMES AREA ATHLETICS MONDAY JUNE 1st 1998
BOYS U/5 1. Tommy Sheehan 2. Padraig O’Shea
GIRLS U/5 1. Laura Mullins
BOYS U/7 1. David Hall 2. William Power 3. Josh Halley
GIRLS U/7 1. Shauna Stapleton 2. Sinead Lee
BOYS U/8 60M 1. Mike O’Hagan 2. Josh Halley
BOYS U/10 100M 1. Richard Gorey 2. Tim Gleeson 3. Jonathon Hall GIRLS U/10 100M 1. Stephanie Lawrence 2. Carlie Halley 3. Ciara Aylward
BOYS U/10 200M 1. Christopher Sheehan 2. Jonathon Hall 3. Alan O’Connor
GIRLS U/10 200M 1. Ciara Aylward 2. Nicola Halley
BOYS U12 100M 1. David Halley 2. James Williams 3. Jack Halley
GIRLS U12 100M 1. Ciara O’Keeffe 2. Kate Hanrahan 3. Michelle O’Donnell
BOYS U/12 600M 1. David Sullivan 2. Jack Halley
GIRLS U/12 600M 1. Michelle O’Donnell
BOYS U/14 100M 1. Killian Cannon 2. Anthony Hanrahan 3. Shane Aylward
GIRLS U/14 100M 1. Sarah Gleeson 2. Michelle O’Donnell
U/14 800M 1. Shane Aylward 2. Gerard Walsh
BOYS U/16 100M 1. John Noonan
GIRLS U/16 100M 1. Aoife O’Keeffe
BOYS U/16 1500m 1. Eoin Sullivan
GIRLS U/16 1500m 1. Elaine Williams
NON WINNERS RACE 1. Adam Lyons 2. Tim O’Hagan
U/12 David & Jack Halley, James Williams, Tim Gleeson and Richard Gorey.
The following boys:- John Noonan, Eoin Maher, Killian Cannon, Damien Cannon and Eoin Sullivan were interested in the U/17 relay but were not entered because they are too young this year.
BOYS LONG PUCK 1. Jan Kenrick
GIRLS LONG PUCK 1. Vanessa O’Donnell
Relay County Finals will be held in Roscrea Wednesday June 24th at 7 p.m.
General Athletics Day in Roscrea Sunday June 28th at 1 p.m.
1st and 2nd in all races from U/8 upwards qualify for County Finals.