Congratulations to Fethard competitors who competed at the national finals of the Credit Union Community Games at Mosney over the past two weekends. In the Judo event Roy Gorey, Redcity, won a gold medal and Richard Gorey, Moanbeg, won a silver medal. Eoin Sullivan, Barrettstown, and John Noonan, St. Patrick's Place, put in a good performance in athletics, while Cathal Maher, Dun Aoibhinn, did well in art. Alan O'Connor, St. Patrick's Place, had a wonderful entry in the model making event.
TREBLE FOR TARA
Fethard's Tara O'Donnell, current champion lady jockey on the Irish horse and pony racing circuit, was the star of the Caherciveen races in county Kerry on Sunday last. Tara won the open horse race on "Eileen's Pet" riding a superb race on her fathers mare which was third in the Dingle Derby. She followed this with a win in the one-mile confined on “Freddie” and completed her three-timer on “Letter Lady” in the pony race. This performance almost assures Tara of a third champion lady rider title as she had a weekend to remember winning on “Zanussi Belle” at Lisdoonvarna the previous evening. This winner from the leading Northern stable of Eugene Gillen landed a huge gamble in the big race on the card being backed from 6-1 to even-money favourite.
Another very promising young Fethard rider Shane Walsh gave a very competent performance when winning the one-and-half mile open horse race on “Beat for Power" at Lisdoonvarna.
COFFEE FOR HOSPICE
A Coffee Day from 9am to 6pm will be held in the Country Markets premises on Main Street on this Thursday 17 September. Please come along for a 'cuppa' and support this promotion in aid of the Tipperary Hospice.
RE-CYCLING GLASS & CANS ONLY
Tipperary South Riding County Council is concerned about the manner in which some irresponsible people are using the re-cycling facilities in Fethard. Recently a considerable degree of litter has built up at this site. Persons are reminded that these facilities are provided for glass and drink cans and only these items should be placed in the facilities provided. Empty boxes and other litter should not be left at the site. The Council will prosecute persons found dumping in this manner. Our objective is to work with you to make South Tipperary a clean, well presented litter free
Results for Wednesday 9th Sept.
1st Gross: Nell Broderick and Moira McInerney
2nd Gross: Kitty McCarthy and Carmel Kelly
3rd Gross: Buddy Roche and Brendan Kenny.
1st Nett: Norah Ahearne and Michael Kenny.
2nd Nett: Frances Burke and Breda Walsh
3rd Nett: David and Bernie O'Meara.
Club Contact (looking for a partner etc.): Annie O'Brien, The Square. Tel: 052 31862.
Fethard Badminton Club, established 1946, is the oldest club affiliated to the Tipperary County Badminton Association. The club once one of the strongest in Munster is slowly but surely moving up the ranking system since its restructuring some five years ago. The club holds its Annual General Meeting on this Thursday night, September 17, at 8.30pm. Please come along and support. Badminton is without a shadow of doubt the best keep-fit game of the lot, so come along and have a go!
The Well Golf Society will hold their next outing on Saturday October 3rd at Carrick-on-Suir Golf Club. Tee-off at 12 noon. Those wishing to participate please notify any committee member as soon as possible.
MACRA NA FEIRME
Congratulations to club member, Brendan Morrissey, who won the All-Ireland Sheep Stock-Judging Competition held at Tullamore Show recently.
On this Thursday, September 17, Fethard will compete in an indoor soccer league against Clonmel and Killenaule in Fethard Ballroom at 9pm. This is the first round of a competition between all clubs in the south executive region.
On Wednesday last our club was represented by a team in the “Know Your Agriculture Quiz” held in Rockwell College.
At present all club members are exercising their vocal chords to participate in the Karaoke Night at the Hidden Inn, Kilmanahan, on Friday 18 September. A winner will be chosen to represent South Tipperary in the final to the held in Kildare later in the year.
Our next club meeting will be held in Lonergans parlour on Tuesday 22 September at 9pm. Volleyball continues in the ballroom every Monday night from 9-10 p.m.
FAMILY FUN DAY
A family fun day and barbecue will be held at Grove House at 3pm on Sunday 27th September in aid of Holy Trinity Church of Ireland maintenance fund. Lots of games including Donkey Rides, Wellie Throwing, Bran Tub and music. Admission is £5 for adults and £1 for children.
NANO NAGLE SCHOOL 20th BIRTHDAY
Congratulations to the pupils and staff of the Presentation Convent Nano Nagle Primary School who celebrated the school's '20th Birthday' on Friday 11th September.
18 SEMI-DETACHED HOUSES
A planning application was recently submitted to Tipperary S.R. County Council for the building of 18 semi-detached houses on the Rocklow Road opposite the Patrician Brothers Monastery.
AUUMN FLOWER SHOW
The 52nd Autumn Flower and Horticultural Show with Chrysanthemums and Garden Produce will take place in the Ballroom on Sunday 20th September from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. The show will also feature an Art Exhibition and pictures for display must be received by 6pm on Saturday 19th September. Admission £1 and Children 50p. All profits from the show are donated to charity. Enquiries: Mildred Stokes, Killurney. Tel: 052 33155.