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Saturday 31st October 1998

Professional and business people have good cause for complaint re. Town Postal deliveries in recent weeks. Whatever the reason some town post is not being delivered in Fethard until between 5.30 and 6.30 pm. This late delivery precludes answering urgent letters in time for the same day's post. As if the late delivery was not bad enough a Main Street Businessman informs us that a letter posted in Clonmel on October 16th was delivered on October 28th. However, why worry, have we not got the Internet, e-mail, the Fax machine and that miracle of modern technology which people will be soon using in the bathroom, they seem to be using them everywhere else, the Mobile Phone.

Fethard and District Credit Union is pleased to announce revised opening hours of their offices at Main Street. From November 6th the office will be open on Friday mornings from 10am to 12.30pm. The regular Saturday night opening from 7pm to 8.30pm will of course still apply.
Loan applications will be on Tuesdays from 7.30 to 8pm.

The death has occurred of Mr James ‘Jim’ Millet, St. Johnstown. Interment took place at Killusty Cemetery.
The death has occurred of Mr Denis Looby, Ballybough. Interment took place at Fethard Parish Church Cemetery.

At the recent Annual General Meeting of the Abymill Theatre (The Mill Ltd) the following directors were appointed: Michael McCarthy (chairman); Agnes Evans (treasurer); Marian Gilpin (secretary); Austin O'Flynn (administrator); Bernard Walshe, Eileen Maher, Joe Kenny, Jimmy O'Shea, Mary McCormack, Carmel Rice and Noelle O'Dwyer.

Well done to two local young punters who bet £40 between them at the odds of 100/1 that Wayne McCullough would go the full distance in his WBO World Featherweight Championship fight against Prince Naseem Hamed.

We were surprised to hear some shots being fired in the area as shooting continues well after 4pm on Sunday November 1st the opening of the Pheasant Shooting season. True Sportsmen should know game birds come out to pick and feed at dusk. The birds that give such good sport should be given a sporting chance to feed without being disturbed. Otherwise they will be forced to go to roost on an empty crop on cold winter nights.

Our 4th division men's team have now reached the final of the ‘teams of 4’ competition. They drew Knocklong last week but had enough points to qualify for the final. Our 6th division have reached the last round of their matches and play Grange next week.
Team members 4th division - Jim Connolly, Pat Ryan, Andy O’Donovan and Ger Browne.
Team member 6th division - James Dorney, Micheál McCormack, Matt O’Shea and Noel Sharpe.

Wednesday 28th Nov. 1st Round “Player of the Year Competition” for the William O’Flynn Perpetual Trophy.
1st Gross: Margaret Hackett & Bernie Myles.
2nd Gross: Anna Cooke & Carol Kenny.
3rd Gross: Moira McInerney & Nell Broderick.
1st Nett: Breda O’Shea & Maureen Maher.
2nd Nett: Cinta O’Flynn & Margaret Coffey.
3rd Nett: Philly Kenny & Tess Flynn.
The 2nd Round of the “Player of the Year Competition” will be held on Wed. 11th Nov. It will be a draw for partner.
The Club sympathises with our fellow member Olive Looby on the death of her husband Dennis. Club Contact. Annie O’Brien (looking for a partner etc.) 052 31862.

The 'Fethard at Home' Web Site has now been updated and has a new address: WWW.FETHARD.COM this new site is capable of hosting searchable database records such as Death and Birth Records, Real Audio/Video and FTP Site for downloading files and publications. All these facilities are planned for the future and will enable emigrants to research their Fethard roots directly from their own home. The Fethard site has now had over 14,000 visits and has made contact with many additional people with Fethard roots throughout the world.

On Sunday last Nov 1st we travelled to Moyne for the Munster Even-Age Juvenile Cross Country Championships, Congratulations to David Sullivan who captured the Bronze medal in the Boys U/12, 1,200m and Silver with the County team. Well done to David O’Meara who was a member of the County team that finished 3rd in the Boys U/14, 2,000m and to Billy Prout who finished 7th overall out of a large field in the Boys U/16, 3,000m.

Booking has now opened at O'Flynn's Menswear (052-31254) for Fethard Players production of 'Wanted One Body' a hilarious comedy by Raymond Dyer. The play will run from Monday 16th to Sunday Thursday 22nd November with the exception of Thursday 19th. Special family priced performances on the Monday and Tuesday nights. The play is produced by Austin O'Flynn.

This year we are running our Christmas Voucher Scheme a little differently to other years. We are asking people who need a little help at this time of year to kindly fill out a form, which you will find at the back of the Parish and Abbey Churches. Forms are also available from any member of the society: Dinny Burke, Lynne Cummins, Vincent Doocey, Fr. Hourihane OSA, Fr. Sean Ryan and Peggy Sullivan. Please return the completed form by 30th November to one of our Monday evening meetings held between 7 and 7.30pm in the Tirry Centre, Barrack Street, Fethard. Alternatively you can post your form in an envelope through the sacristy letterbox in the Parish Church or to any member of the society.


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