Fethard Intermediate Hurlers were beaten by a one point margin by Ballybacon Grange in the South Tipperary Intermediate Hurling Championship final at Clonmel on Sunday last.
Fethard's two point lead, playing with the wind in the first half, was not good enough to see them through. They missed a great chance of a point from the throw in the first minute of the second half and this missed score cost them dearly in the end. A great effort from Michael Spillane to tie the game fell just short and was safely held under the crossbar by Brendan Cummins and cleared. However to be quiet fair Ballybacon Grange who scored some excellent long range second half points also missed some scoring chances so perhaps Fethard cannot complain too much about the final score line of Fethard 0-14, Ballybacon Grange 0-15, in a game which either side could have won.
Bon Voyage to Fethard Senior Football panel and supporters who set out to the Canaries for a holiday on Oct 18th. The trip was organised as a token of appreciation to the players for the effort they put into training and for their excellent display in the 1997 County and Munster S.F. Championships. A total party of 80 Players and Supporters are making the trip.
Fethard Civil Defence have resumed their weekly meetings in the Tirry Centre each Tuesday night from 8-10 p.m.
New members (over 16) always welcome.
Guides and Brownies
Fethard Guides and Brownies rename their 1998/99 seasonal activities in the Ballroom. Adult leaders would be most welcome.
Following enquires to a local councillor we have been advised that the re-surfacing work on Burke Street and Barrack Street will be carried out within the next two weeks, both streets will be covered with new high tech black tar-macadam surfacing.
Hears hoping the new roads will not tempt the constant through flow of traffic to faster speeds.
Congratulations and best wishes to Coolmore’s Michael Phelan and Tina O’Donovan, who were recently married at St Marys Church, Clonmel.
Local historian Michael O’Donnell now residing in Owning, Piltown, has recently published a booklet on the history of Owning Church 1798-1998. The book will be of great interest to all historians as it gives a full account, amongst other details, in the practice of our religion in pre-famine times. Best of luck to Michael with his publication. Priced at £2.
Congratulations to Margaret Bradshaw, Congress Tce, sole winner of the £3,100 Jackpot
In last weeks Augustinian Abbey Lotto.
All those who were not fortunate enough to get the chance of getting to Mosney and anybody interested in sports and cultural activities of any kind can now have their chance of viewing all the fun and excitement of the 1998 Finals of the Credit Union Community Games National Finals by tuning into the Saturday afternoon Sports Programme on Network 2 this coming Saturday, Oct.10th. And the following Saturday Oct. 17th where two action packed programmes are in store for them.
Musical Treat for the Abymill Theatre
Helen Lane and friends from Galway will play in the Abymill Theatre on Saturday night October 10th at 8.30pm. Singer, songwriter, Helen Lane hails from Stamullen, Co. Meath, and lives in Galway. Helen is a founder member of the all-female acappella group 'The Cappuccinos' and has performed frequently on local and national radio and also on 'TnaG'. She is an accomplished solo performer and an exceptional songwriter. Working closely with her brother Frankie Lane (of the inimitable Fleadh Cowboys) and guitarist Jimmy Fitzgerald of the Máimín Cajun Band, and string section of cello and violin, she created her debut album 'Incredible Blue' entrancing audiences at the launch in the Town Hall Theatre Galway, and also performing at the Galway Arts Festival, Clifton, Roundstone Arts Festival, De Barra's in Clonakilty etc. 'Incredible Blue' is released on Siren Music label and distributed by Gael Linn. She will be playing with Frankie and Johnny in the Abymill on Saturday 10th October at 8.30pm. Admission £5. Booking at O'Flynn's Menswear 052 31254.
St. Rita’s, Camogie Club, Fethard will play Drangan in the Under 18 Camogie County Championship on Sunday next the 11th October at 12 noon, in Fethard GAA Park. Please come and support.
Fethard Bridge Club
Monday 28th September
1st Gross, Eileen Dillon and Moira McInerney;
2nd Gross, Nell Broderick and Kathleen Kenny;
3rd Gross, Suzanne Opray and Annie Cooke;
1st Nett, Bernie and David O’Meara;
2nd Nett, Tony Hanrahan and Michael Kenny;
3rd Nett, Rose Lonergan and Mary Meagher.
Wednesday 30th September
1st Gross, Olive Looby and Marie Delaney;
2nd Gross, Nell Broderick and Moira McInerney;
3rd Gross, Margaret Hackett and Bernie Myles;
1st Nett, Antoinette O’Donnell and Jovita Delaney;
2nd Nett, Philly Kenny and Michael Kenny;
3rd Nett, Annie O’Brien and Maureen Maher.
The free nett sub competition will be held on Wednesday 14th October.
The club would like to thank everyone who supported and helped with the Coffee Day in aid of South Tipperary Hospice. The amount raised was £1,000.
Club Contact (looking for a partner, etc.) Annie O’Brien. Tel: 052 31862.