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Saturday 23th March 1999

A busy time of achievement for many of our pupils: Úna Prendergast and Miriam Carroll have qualified for the regional finals of the “Young Entrepreneur” of the year; Shane Aylward and Claire Ryan are participants in the final of a maths competition. All are in first year. Eoin Sullivan and his brother Brian from third and fifth year, had two major running victories. Our second years enjoyed a memorable three days outdoor pursuits in Kilfinane, and our transition year are certainly very active at the moment, having enjoyed a visit to the theatre in Dublin to see “Me and My Girl”, followed by a trip to Limerick to the offices of the Revenue Commissioners and the Hunt Museum. A significant number are also part of the cast of the forthcoming Hogan Musical Society’s production of “Fiddler on the Roof”.

Shane Walsh, Grove Road, was a member of the Killenaule Scoil Ruain team in the All-Ireland inter-schools hunter trials. The event was held at the Hill Crest Riding Centre Galbally and attracted a nationwide entry of over 800 competitors. Seventy-five teams of three took part in Shane’s competition — the senior u/14 event. Shane was one of the few riders to have a clear round over the twenty-four stiff fence course of some two miles. The performance is all the more meritorious as his mount, Black Jack, was a last minute substitute. Owned by Thomas Kearney, the horse had not actually been ridden for three weeks. Shane sat on the horses back for the first time on Saturday following an injury to his original mount.

Fethard’s third division team took three valuable games from their away league game against Galbally. This result left them needing at least three wins in their next game home to Hillview. They rose to the occasion in great style taking four games from a very strong Hillview side and thereby qualifying for the third division league semifinal. This game will be played at the end of March. Fethard team: Pat Ryan, Ger Brown, Jim Connolly, Catherine Morrissey, Aisling Kenny and Catherine Kenny.

Things are hotting up on the G.A.A. front with no scarcity of competition. Fethard’s u/21 team had a one point win over The Nire in a challenge game on Saturday last and oppose Killenaule next weekend in the South Tipperary u/21 football semifinal. The senior team played the Co. Tipperary U/21 side in a challenge game at Fethard on Sunday last. They played Bishopstown, Cork, in the semifinal of the Munster senior football league on St. Patrick’s Day. Fethard oppose Commercials on Sunday next in their Tipperary senior football league game.

The annual general meeting of Fethard historical society will be held on Tuesday, 30th March in the Abymill Theatre at 8.30 pm. All are welcome. Membership fees for the coming year are now due. Individual £5, Family £7, Overseas £10, Students, Unwaged and OAP's £3.

On Sunday 21st March the Third Tipperary Brigade Old I.R.A. Commemoration Committee will celebrate Mass at 10.30am in Moyglass and unveil a memorial to the memory of the late Comdt. Sean Walshe and his brothers Vol. Denis and Vol. Maurice Walshe who all served Ireland in the Fight for Freedom during 1916-23. A 'Colour Party' will be provided by the members of the Clonmel Branch of the O.N.E. The unveiling, in the adjoining churchyard, will be performed by Dick Cummins, Main Street, Fethard, who was a close friend of the late Comdt. Sean Walshe. The Walsh family invite all attending to light refreshments afterwards in Moyglass village. Sean's widow, Mrs Kathleen Walshe, celebrates her 91st birthday on St. Patrick's Day - we send her our best wishes.

Booking is now open at O'Flynn's Menswear, Burke Street, for the Hogan Musical Society's production of 'Fiddler on the Roof'. The show will be staged in the Abymill Theatre from Saturday 20th March to Saturday 27th March. Tickets are £5 each. Telephone: 052 31254.

Boys and girls preparing to receive their First Holy Communion this year will celebrate their First Confession in the Nano Nagle School Hall on Monday night 22nd March at 7.15pm. Confession will also be available for all present.

The death has occurred in Clonmel of one of Fethard's personalities of yesteryear Edward 'Ned' Byrne of Watergate and St. Patrick's Place. Interment took place in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Clonmel.

A fundraising bazaar will take place on Friday 26th March from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Tirry Centre, Fethard. Home-made crafts made by the folks from the centre will be on sale. Donations of cakes etc. for the cake sale would be greatly anticipated. Proceeds go towards the facilities at the Day Care Centre.

Monday 8th March
1st Gross: Mary Quirke and Betty Walsh.
2nd Gross: Eileen Dillon and Moira McInerney.
3rd Gross: Tony Hanrahan and Brendan Kenny.
1st Nett: Mick Burke and Rosemary Lalor.
2nd Nett: Kathleen Kenny and Michael Keeley.
3rd Nett: Mary Delaney and Rita Holohan.

Wednesday 10th March.
5th Round “Player of the Year” Competition for the William O’Flynn Memorial Trophy.
1st Gross: Bernie O’Meara and Bernie Myles.
2nd Gross: Fr. John Meagher and Michael Keeley.
3rd Gross: Breda O’Shea and Margaret Hackett.
1st Nett: David O’Meara and Cinta O’Flynn.
2nd Nett: Buddy Roche and Maureen Maher.
3rd Nett: Frances Burke and Olive Looby.

The Club Championship for the Kitty Hayes Memorial Trophy will be played over three nights starting on Wednesday 24th March.
Club Contact: Annie O’Brien 052 31862 (looking for a partner etc.)

The Fethard branch of the Legion of Mary will hold the Acies Ceremony in the Abbey Church on Sunday, 21st of March, at 7.00pm. At the ceremony, members of the Legion, active and auxiliary renew their consecration to Our Blessed Lady. This takes place in many parts of the world, around the feast of the Annunciation. In 1986, there were 563 auxiliary members in Fethard. The surviving members and others who might like to attend will be very welcome on the occasion of this Acies.


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