our first outing for the Cross-country season was to Moyne on Sunday last October 18 for the even-age juvenile county championships. Well done to David Sullivan who captured silver in the boys U/12 1200 meters. David also won bronze recently when he represented his school in the major schools section of the county cross-country championships. Congratulations to his brother Eoin who has also been selected on the southern region of the National Juvenile Squad.
Our A.G.M. takes place on Tuesday October 27 at 9 p.m. in the Tirry Centre. We would welcome all parents of our athletes and anyone with an interest in athletics to please come along.
DAY CARE CENTRE
On Sunday October 4, members of the Day-Care Centre attended an afternoon tea party in Hearns Hotel where they enjoyed a few hours of song and dance to the music of Jimmy McMahon. The evening, sponsored by The Lyons Club, was greatly appreciated by all.
Two of Fethard's oldest licensed premises are currently undergoing re-construction. The Castle Inn, Watergate, and Walls Bar, Main Street, will shortly reopen under new management. The Lantern restaurant has also recently changed hands. A complete refurbishment is being carried out and when complete The Lantern will reopen as a modern fast-food outlet. When one local “wag” was informed of this he replied “sure fast-food is nothing new to Fethard, wasn't I reared on rabbits and hares.”
A sale of cakes and bric-a-brac in aid of school funds will be held in Nano Nagle School on this Friday October 23.
Fethard junior football team qualified for the South Tipperary final of the Junior Football 'B' Championship at Clonmel on Saturday last when they beat Clonmel Óg in their semifinal game. Fethard will have to wait to know their final opponents as the other semifinal game between Fr. Sheehys and Mullinahone ended in a draw.
COMMUNITY COUNCIL AGM
The date for the Annual General Meeting of Fethard and Killusty Community Council has been set for Tuesday 3rd November 1998.
Tipperary Foxhounds will hold their opening meet in Fethard on Monday October 26 at 11 a.m. Hounds have been out five mornings each week during autumn hunting. The drive and class they have shown, especially in recent weeks, certainly augers well for another successful season for the Gallant Tipps.
Fethard Badminton Club got the new season off to a flying start with a four nil victory over Hillview in the 4th division men's team of four competition. Fethard were represented by Jimpy Connolly, Pat Ryan, Gerard Brown and Andy O'Donovan. Fethard's sixth division team play Cloneen this week.
Last word on the last of this year’s swallows. A reader in Farnamanagh, Cashel, informs us: “A third brood of four left the nest on October 1st. Parents and two young were still there on October 10th. One of the young birds was playing and feeding on Monday October 12th.”
All these late young broods eventually leave for Africa but unfortunately only a very small number, if any, get there.
The Annual General Meeting of the Abymill Theatre (The Mill Fethard Ltd) will be held in the Abymill on Thursday 22nd October at 7.30pm.
Congratulations to Cliff and Veronica Wilkinson, Killerk, whose own-trained "The Cushman" won the Troysdale House Maiden Hurdle at Gowran last Friday. This win recorded the first win for the Australians, with Mick Patton on board in the six-race Jump Jockey's series.
Congratulations also to Billy Treacy, Strylea, whose "Annie Cares" won the 'Bumper Race' at Limerick on Sunday.
Th next committee meeting of Fethard Historical Society will take place on Tuesday night 27th October at 8.30pm in the Abymill Theatre. All members are invited to attend.
ANNUAL NEWSLETTER COLLECTION
The Church Gate Collection in aid of the Emigrants' Newsletter realised over £820. We would like to thank all who contributed and all who helped collect at the churches. Please remember to hand in your new addresses and change-of-addresses as soon as possible to Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road, or Carmel Rice, Brookhill.
BRIDGE CLUB RESULTS
With the unexpected death of Dick Gorey on 7th October, the Bridge Club lost one of its long-standing and popular players. Dick was a member of the club for over twenty years and was this year's club president. He will be sadly missed by all in the club - the older members who had the pleasure of playing with him over the past two decades and the newer members with whom he was unfailingly patient and encouraging. As a mark of respect the Bridge Game on Wednesday 7th October was called off.
Results Monday 5th
1st Gross: Annie O'Brien and Nell Broderick
2nd Gross: Kathleen O'Connell and Frances Burke
3rd Gross: Moira McInerney and Eileen Dillon
1st Nett: David and Bernie O'Meara
2nd Nett: Mike Burke and Rosemary Lalor
3rd Nett: Ella Kenny and Kay Walsh
Results Monday 12th
1st Gross: Kathleen O'Connell and Frances Burke
2nd Gross: Rose Lonergan and Mary Meagher
3rd Gross: Annie O'Brien and Nell Broderick
1st Nett: Rita Holohan and Mary Delany
2nd Nett: Ella Kenny and Kay Walsh
3rd Nett: Mike Burke and Rosemary Lalor
Results Wednesday 14th
1st Gross: Breda Walsh and Frances Burke
2nd Gross: Teresa Hanley and Noreen Cregan
3rd Gross: Nell Broderick and Moira McInerney
1st Nett: Margaret Coffey and Cinta O'Flynn
2nd Nett: Annie O'Brien and Noreen Evans
3rd Nett: David and Bernie O'Meara.
The first round of the Player of the Year Competition will be held on Wednesday October 28th. Club Contact: Annie O'Brien 052-31862.
JOE KENRICK RIP
Joe Kenrick the last surviving son of Fethard photographer Patrick Kenrick has died in London on Friday 16th October. Joe Kenrick visited Fethard on the 14th November last year for the completion of Fethard Historical Society's project on the 'Kenrick Collection of Glass Plates' photographed by his father Patrick Kenrick while working at Grove House Fethard c.1895. Our sympathy to his family.
Drama workshops continue in the Ballroom every Wednesday night from 8.30pm to 10pm. These are given by a professional facilitator. If you are interested in taking part please contact any club member.
Congratulations to Brendan Morrissey who came second in the Macravision Karoke Competition last Weekend.
On Saturday next a group from Kerry are arriving in Fethard to participate in a club-exchange with us. While here we are organising a disco in Clonmel Rugby Club on Saturday night. We are also going Karting and attending the opening meet of the Tipperary Foxhounds.
Our treasurer would like to remind members at Club affiliations are due urgently.