FETHARD BRIDGE CLUB
Monday Club Christmas Prizes
1st Gross: Margaret Hackett & Frances Burke
2nd Gross: Moira McInerney & Eileen Dillon
3rd Gross: Mary Quirke & Betty Walsh
1st Nett: Tony Hanrahan & Michael Kenny
2nd Nett: Kathleen Kenny & Marie Delaney
3rd Nett: Rosemary Lalor & Mick Burke
Wednesday 6th January
1st Gross: Cinta O’Flynn & Nell Broderick
2nd Gross: Buddy Roche & Brendan Kenny
3rd Gross: Bridget Gorey & Betty Walsh
1st Nett: Noreen Evans & Annie O’Brien
2nd Nett: Mick Burke & Neilie Hall
3rd Nett: Norah Ahearne & Michael Kenny
Monday 11th January
1st Gross: Rosemary Lalor & Mick Burke
2nd Gross: Suzanne Opray & Anna Cooke
3rd Gross: Tony Hanrahan & Michael Kenny
1st Nett: Ella Kenny & Kay Walsh
2nd Nett: Mary Quirke & Betty Walsh
3rd Nett: Sean & Anne O’Dea
Wednesday 13th January: 3rd Round Player of the Year Competition (William O’Flynn Perpetual Trophy)
1st Gross: Neilie Hall & Nell Broderick
2nd Gross: Betty Walsh & Bridget Gorey
3rd Gross: Buddy Roche & Philly Kenny
1st Nett: Fr. John Meagher & Maura Mullins
2nd Nett: David O’Meara & Theresa Cummins
3rd Nett: Gemma Burke & Cinta O’Flynn
Wednesday 27th January “Tipperary Spring Water” Sponsored Night.
Club Contact: Annie O’Brien (looking for a partner etc.) 052 31862
The first salmon of the season, or rather out of season, was taken on the Clashawley recently. A heron that regularly fishes for his supper upstream from the Convent Bridge succeeded in catching a first run salmon. While not qualifying for the record books the fish proved too much to swallow for our feathered friend and stuck half way down its gullet. Attempting to fly off, the heron made it as far as the road where it eventually disgorged its catch outside Burke’s Bridge Bar. The bird took off none the worse for its experience while the fish remained on the pavement looking like, what else, but a fish out of water.
A record over fifty members and some very welcome new members turned up for the Hogan Musical society's opening rehearsal at the Abymill on Wednesday of last week. The new producer Bryan Flynn from Waterford conducted a brief personal interview with each member on Sunday afternoon prior to casting this year’s production of “Fiddler on the Roof”. He stressed that each member whether principal part player or chorus member plays an important part in the production.
The death has occurred in England of Mr John O’Dwyer formerly of St. Patrick’s Place, Fethard. Interment took place in England.
The Ballylusky White Heather Harriers meet on Sunday next Jan 24th in Golden at 12 noon, and at Ballylusky on Sunday 31st January.
NEWS FROM N.Z.
The British agricultural magazine “Farmers Weekly” in last week’s edition featured a photograph of Mr. Austin Heffernan, Ballyvaden. Austin is farm manager in New Zealand of a huge dairy farming enterprise that was featured in the Farmers Weekly article.
JOHNNY’S IN TOWN
Fans of Johnny Barry of Kilkenny Radio fame, probably the most popular radio personality locally, will have a chance to meet Johnny in person on this Sunday night Jan 24th. He makes a guest appearance at the dance at the dance in Fethard Ballroom where the music will be supplied by the Bob Ormsby dance band.
The January meeting was cancelled as a mark of respect on the death of founder member Mrs Mary Leahy RIP. Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday 9th Feb.
Fethard senior footballers, who were obliged to have their first two games in the special Munster S.F. league against Castleisland and Clonakilty postponed, hope to get the show on the road this Sunday January 24th. They oppose Nemo Rangers, Cork, in Fethard at 2.30 p.m.. A club of Nemo Rangers record and reputation is certainly a formidable task for the first game of the season. However, if the good attendance and enthusiasm shown at the players meeting in Friday night last are anything to go by, Fethard will certainly not be lacking in effort and spirit. Come on boys Fethard also have a fine record and reputation to live up to, never let it be said we were found wanting.
Fethard Historical Society will hold their annual Tipperariana Book Fair in the Ballroom on Sunday 14th February, Valentine's Day. The committee would welcome any unwanted books which could be resold at their own stall. Please contact any committee member and we will arrange to have them collected.
NEW CHIP SHOP OPENED
Best wishes to Suzanne and Orlando Di Ruzza who opened Sabatini's Chip Shop on the Main Street last Saturday 16th January. The premises was formerly known as 'The Lantern'.
DRUGS INFORMATION NIGHT
The Garda Drug Squad will hold an information night for parents, youth workers and business people in the Abymill Theatre on Wednesday 10th February at 8.15pm. This is an ideal opportunity to become familiar and learn how to identify different types of drugs, signs of drug abuse to look out for, and also avalable help sources. A former drug addict will also speak of his experience with drugs. Please put this important date in your diary it may help save a life.