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Saturday 23th February 1999

European Honour
Mr Liam O’Donnell, The Green, Fethard, executive secretary of the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers has been elected president of the Confederation of European Estate Agents, which represents over 25,000 auctioneers in twelve European countries. Liam was given the signal honour of being unanimously elected president at the AGM of C.E.I. in Stratford-on-Avon. He succeeds Dr Laurence Camillo of Italy who was has been president since 1996. The object of C.E.I. is to promote co-operation of estate agency practice in the thirteen European integrated countries. I.P.A.V. president Mr Ronald Duff who attended the meeting in Stratford paid tribute to Liam for his work on behalf of the association. His many friends and former schoolmates in Fethard will join in congratulating Liam and wishing him the very best of luck in his new appointment.

Irish Dancing
Áine O’Dwyer was winner of two medals at the All Ireland Irish Dancing Championships held recently in Ennis. Well done Áine.

Fethard Historical Society
The next meeting of Fethard Historical Society will take place on Tuesday night, 23rd February, at 8.30pm in the Abymill Theatre. All members are welcome to attend.

Nursing Diploma
Anne Guiry, Peppardstown was one of the first twenty-four nurses in Ireland to receive a Higher Diploma in Palliative Nursing at U.C.D. recently. The course was run over two years in conjunction with Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross, Dublin. Anne is currently staff nurse at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Clonmel.

Badminton Notes
Recent league results; Div 3: Hillview 5 Fethard 2, Fethard 5 Galbally 2. In the Hillview game five of the games went to three sets. Against Galbally Fethard lost two mixed which were very closely contested. Fethard hope to reverse these losses when they play Hillview at home and Galbally away. Fethard team Pat Ryan, Jim Connolly, Ger Browne, Catherine Morrissey, Ashling and Catherine Kenny. The fifth division team lost 4-3 away to Drangan. This was a good away result and Fethard should turn the tables in their home game against Drangan, Fethard team; Ger Browne, Andy O’Donovan, Noel Sharpe, Fiona Lawrence, Dolores Costigan, Monica Hickey.

Ballylusky White Heather Harriers meet on Sunday next Feb 21st at Killusty.

Fethard defeated Nemo Rangers, Cork in their Munster S.F. league game at Fethard on Saturday last. This was a terrific game of fast open football and merited a much larger attendance. The final score was Fethard 5-8, Nemo Rangers 2-8. The build up to many of the Fethard scores was really top class and two of the goals in particular when they moved the ball out of their own defence to score without a Cork player touching the ball were out of the top drawer. The first of these two scored by Conor McCarthy who blasted home from outside the 21. The second from John Paul Looby in off the far post from an acute angle was also a first class effort. Fethard if they can maintain this form will cause more than a few surprises in this years championship. Success however brings it’s own problems and Fethard have a few on Sunday when they are listed to play Aherlow at home in the Tipperary S.F. league and away to St. Finbarrs, Cork in the quarter final of the Munster competition.

Community Games Quiz
Area Elimination’s of Community Games Adult Quiz will take place on Tuesday next, February 23rd in O’Shea’s Lounge at 9.00pm. Format for this quiz comprises of panel of six, 3 adults and 3 young people over 14 and under 17. Four to take part and two subs. Fee £12 per team. First three teams go forward to the County Finals, which will be held in Moyne on April 9th and winners to National finals.
The Juvenile quiz is under 14 and the same format, anyone who wish to enter for the Co. Finals please give their name and fee of £5 per team to P.R.O. Peggy Colville before Feb 25th 052 31906 or to Secretary Mrs. Phyllis Grace, Woodvale Walk.

Killusty Pony Show 1999
The Annual AGM took place on Tuesday 9th Feb. in the Fr. Tirrey Centre at 8.30. Elected officers for the year were Chairman Noel Byrne, Mrs Betsy O’Connor, Secretary/Treasurer. Our show takes place on Saturday July 3rd and we are most grateful to everyone for their continued sponsorship and help. A presentation took place to Dr. Paddy Stokes for his years of service on his retirement. We would like young people who are interested in ponies to join and help keep the show on the road. Please contact Secretary or Chairman.

Lenten Discussion Nights
The first of the Lenten discussion and renewal nights will take place next Thursday night and the topic will be “Looking at ourselves and seeing where we need to change”. These sessions allow one to reflect on one’s life especially in the season of lent, so as to help in the preparation for Easter. All are welcome it should last about one hour and take place in the Nano Nagle National School at 8.00pm next Thursday night the 18th of Feb.

Fethard Bridge Club
Monday 8th Feb.
1st Gross: Margaret Hackett & Frances Burke.
2nd Gross: Brendan Kenny & Moira McInerney.
3rd Gross: Suzanne Opray & Anna Cooke.
1st Nett: Michael Keeley & Kathleen Kenny.
2nd Nett: Nell Broderick & Annie O’Brien.
3rd Nett: Michael Kenny & Tony Hanrahan.

Wednesday 10th Feb. 4th Round of the Player of the Year Competition for the William O’Flynn Memorial Trophy.
1st Gross: Neilie Hall & Betty Walsh.
2nd Gross: Mick Burke & Carol Kenny.
3rd Gross: Nell Broderick & Gemma Burke.
1st Nett: Noreen Evans & Kathleen Kenny.
2nd Nett: Maureen Maher & Anna Cooke.
3rd Nett: Kathleen O’Connell & Frances Burke.

Wednesday 24th Sponsored Night.

Club Contact; Annie O’Brien (looking for a partner etc.) 052 31862


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