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Saturday 30th January 1999

Killusty Pony Show committee are going all out to make this years show, the final show of the Millennium the best ever. With this in view a meeting, to which all interested are invited, will be held in the Tirry Centre on Tuesday Feb. 9th at 8.30p.m..
The Killusty show has long been recognised as the most important pony show in Ireland next to Ballsbridge.
The extremely hard working committee would appreciate your attendance on the night to assist in making the necessary arrangements for this year’s event. Please come along and bring whatever other volunteers you can muster.

Fethard A team contested the Co Tipperary Badminton Association 3rd Div. Cup Final on Tipperary town on Sunday last, when they opposed Northern section team Ardcroney in the final. Fethard forced to line out without Munster Graduate champion Jimpy Connolly, won first men and first mixed.
Ardcroney took the other four matches, two of then by very narrow margins and ran out 4-2 winners.
Fethard also got their league campaign underway last week. The A team lost 4-3 to Drangan in the 3rd division and their 2nd team lost 5-2 to Galbally in the fifth. Both of these games were away and Fethard have every chance of reversing these results when they play Drangan and Galbally at home.
Fethard A team league; Pat Ryan, Jimpy Connolly, Ger Browne, Catherine Morrissey, Catherine Kenny, Fiona Lawrence. Fethard 2nd Team league; Ger Browne, Andrew O’Donovan, Noel Sharpe, Fiona Lawrence, Dolores Costigan and Monica Hickey.

Fethard Junior B team qualified for the County Tipperary Junior football B championship County final at Tipperary town on Sat last. They beat northern champions Ballinahinch in a very keenly contested hard fought game. Final score Fethard 1-10 Ballinahinch 0-6.
They play Sean Treacys (West) in the County Final on this Sunday Feb. 7th at a venue yet to be arranged at the time of going to print.
The Junior B team entered as something of an afterthought have surprised more than a few by their displays and some comprehensive victories throughout the championship campaign. They are Fethard’s only chance of County honours for 1998. Unfortunately they do not get the local support they deserve. On Sunday next we look forward to a big turnout to support the boys in blue in their quest for county honours. Fethard team; T. McCarthy, P. Croke, M. Ryan, P. Prout (Capt.), K. O’Donnell, M. Ahearne, M. Costello,
P.J. Ahearne, G. Horan, C. McCarthy, K. Byrne, Kenneth O’Donnell, T. Gahan, Cha Morrissey, N. Murphy.
Fethard finally got their Munster S.F.L. campaign underway when they travelled to Clonakilty on Sunday last. Fethard were obliged to travel short no less than eleven of there first team panel. Nevertheless they put up an excellent performance on the day. They were in the game with more than a shout with ten minutes left before going under by three points. Final score Clonakilty 0-15 Fethard 1-9. Fethard were highly appreciative of the very cordial welcome given them by Clonakilty players and officials. Fair dues to the Fethard mentors and youthful players who kept the flag flying high on Sunday when the chips were down. While great credit is due to each member of the Fethard team, special mention must be made of the outstanding display in goal of Ian Kenrick, aged just 15, Ian must be the youngest player ever to play senior football for Fethard in a Senior representative game.

The death has occurred in San Francisco of Ms Rita Tierney formerly of Burke Street.

The Ballylusky White Heather Harriers will meet on this Sunday Feb. 7th in Ballingarry at 12 noon.

The AGM of the Fethard Juvenile GAA Club will take place on Monday 8th Feb. at 8pm in the Tirry Centre. All parents are requested to attend.

Calling all parents, club members and anyone interested in Sport. Do not forget Community Games AGM will take place in the Tirry Community Centre, this Friday night, Feb. 5th at 8.30pm. this is the time to get your child involved in: Art, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Judo, Gymnastics, Swimming, Model-Making, Hurling, Football, Soccer, Tennis, Draughts, Chess, Quiz, Set dancing, Choir, Variety and a host of other activities too numerous to mention. Be there for one hour, this is an open invitation to all. Closing date for all team entries is Feb. 28th. Please submit information as to what team events you would like to enter to the meeting or to the Sec. M.C. Maher 052 32132 or Chairman Joe Keane 052 31719.

St. Rita’s Camogie Club will hold their AGM on Friday Feb. 12th at 8.30pm. New faces very welcome.

Monday 25th January
1st Gross: Suzanne Opray and Anna Cooke.
2nd Gross: Brendan Kenny and Margaret Hackett.
3rd Gross: Noreen Evans and Bernie O’Meara.
1st Nett: Mick Burke and Rosemary Lalor.
2nd Nett: Sean and Ann O’Dea.
3rd Nett: Michael Kenny and Tony Hanrahan.

Wednesday 27th January
‘Tipperary Water’ Sponsored Night
1st Gross: Margaret Hackett and Bernie Myles.
2nd Gross: Teresa Cummins and Alice Quinn.
3rd Gross: Carol Kenny and Anna Cooke.
1st Nett: Anne O’Brien and Noreen Evans.
2nd Nett: Mick Burke and Breda Walsh.
3rd Nett: Kathleen O’Connell and Maura Mullins.

We play the 4th Round of the Player of the Year Competition for the William O’Flynn Memorial Trophy on Wednesday 10th Feb.
Club Contact: Annie O’Brien (looking for a partner etc.) 052 31862

We are holding our AGM on Thursday night February 11th at 8.30pm in the Tirry Centre. We wish to invite anybody with an interest in sport or who would like to help the youth in our Parish and especially the parents of our athletes to please come along, as you are most welcome.
Best of luck to our athletes who are competing this weekend at the National Indoor Championships in Nenagh.
Training continues in the ballroom each Monday evening at 6pm. Congratulations to three of our members who recently won medals at the Schools Indoor Championships, Niall Maher received Bronze in the Senior 60m., Brian Sullivan captured Silver in the Senior 800m and Eoin Sullivan got Bronze in the Intermediate 800m,

How often have you heard the expression to describe something that is seldom and wonderful as occurring “Once in a Blue Moon”, when does a blue moon occur, if ever, “They” say that when you have two full moons in the same month the second one is blue. We had two full moons in January, one on the 2nd and one last Sunday the 31st Jan. Sunday night was cloudy and misty, thus obscuring a perfect view. However believe it or not we have the same thing happening in March, so don’t say you have not been notified. Incidentally two full moons in the same month occurring so close together will not occur again until the year 2019.

Fethard Historical Society will hold their annual Tipperariana Book Fair in the Ballroom on Sunday 14th February, Valentine's Day. Anyone willing to donate their unwanted books please contact Joe Kenny, tel: (052) 31663, or any committee member and we will arrange to have them collected.
In conjunction with this special 'Valentine's Day' event, the organisers, Fethard Historical Society, are offering a chance to win a romantic 'Book Lovers Weekend' stay in Fethard. The winner will enjoy an evening meal for two on Saturday 13th February in the new exciting Forge Brasserie Restaurant at Lonergans, The Square, Fethard; an overnight stay and breakfast for two at the lovely Gateway Guesthouse, Rocklow Road, Fethard; Sunday lunch at the renowned J's Restaurant at McCarthy's Hotel, Main Street, Fethard; and admission to the Tipperariana Book Fair to spend the rest of the evening browsing with the one you love! Entry forms are available in The Nationalist Newspaper.

A Garda Drugs Information Night for parents, youth workers and business people will be held in the Abymill Theatre on Wednesday 10th February at 8.15pm. Speakers include drug expects and a reformed drug addict. 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 available help sources. Please put this important date in your diary — it may help save a life.

In celebration of the centenary anniversary of Johann Strauss, Ireland's new classical company, 'Ballet Ireland', will perform "The Magical Journey to Vienna" in the Abymill Theatre on Friday 19th February featuring highlights from Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, and Coppelia.
The group are currently touring the major theatres in Cork, Galway, Dublin and Belfast. This is a unique opportunity to see live ballet in your local theatre. Early booking is advisable. Tickets £7 and Concessions £5. Booking at O'Flynn's Menswear, Burke Street, Fethard. Tel: 052 31254.


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