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Saturday 27th March 1999

Thomas Fogarty chairman Fethard/Killusty Anglers club got the new fishing season off to a flying start ‘When he landed a two and a half pound trout from the Anner.

This Easter ‘Weekend has an overfilled fixtures diary for Fethard Senior Footballers. A seven-a-side tournament in Clonakilty on Saturday, A Tipperary South Championship tie against Ardfinnan on Sunday and the Munster Senior Club League Final on Easter Monday were listed. Fethard most reluctantly had to decide to pull out of the Clonakilty competition. The Ardfinnan game at the time of going to press still stands but apparently there is some doubt about the fixture. Definitely on is the Munster Senior League game against Commercials in Clonmel on Monday at 3pm. Fethard team mentors and supported ‘Were mystified by the non appearance of Killenaule for the Minor football championship game in Cloneen on Saturday last, following a phone call at 3pm South GAA secretary Michael O’Meara confirmed the game was on despite rumours to the contrary.

Plans are at an advanced stage in the proposal to re-open the Thurles / Fethard / Clonmel railway line. Local entrepreneurs and steam train enthusiasts are proposing to get the Irish Steam Train Society to run a steam train on the route of the old track from Clonmel to Thurles. The re-opening of the old line should prove a huge boost to local tourism and relieve the car congestion on our over crowded roads. A public meeting will be arranged in the near future on a date to be decided and which the matter will be further discussed.

We record the death of Tom Anglim, Ballinard, Fethard, who died on Monday 29th
March in the Regional Hospital Cork. Interment took place in Cloneen
We record the death of Mattie Ryan, Buffana, Fethard, who died on Sunday 28th March.
Interment took place in Moyglass.
We record the death of Mary ‘Mai’ Holohan, Fr. Tirry Park, formerly of Tullow, Killusty.
Interment took place in Killusty
We record the death of Sr. M. Vincent McCarthy OSU, formerly Kitty McCarthy,
Buffana, Fethard. Sr. Vincent McCarthy, sister of Sr. Joseph McCarthy and the late Sr.
Rita McCarthy died in Stamford Connecticut, Tuesday March 23, 1999 after a brief
illness. Interment took place on the grounds of St. Ursula , Blue Point, New York.
We record the death of Percy Larkin, Jossestown, Fethard, who died in Clonmel.
Interment took place in Gambonsfield, Kilsheelan.

Mick Flanagan, Coolmoyne accompanied by his son Tony were most interested ringside seat spectators at the recent Lennox Lewis — Evander Holyfield World Heavy Weight Championship fight in Madison Square Garden N.Y. Mick well known in Tipperary sporting circles described the visit as a wonderful experience. Their close up view of proceedings gave them the opportunity to witness the awesome punching power of the contestants, even when the punches were delivered at very short range. They could also hear the instructions being issued to both fighters from their respective corners. Incidentally, Mick is quite adamant and the ringside spectators by their protest agreed that it was obvious Lewis won the fight.

Congratulations to local racehorse owner Tom Hannon, Coolbawn, whose Ceetee won the opening Maiden Race at the Tipperary Hunts Point-to-Point at Cappamurra, Dundrum on Sunday last.

Fethard Patrician/Presentation under sixteen and half footballers had a dramatic last gasp victory over Tarbert, Kerry at Limerick on March 22nd Aided by a stiff breeze Fethard had what appeared to be a safe nine-point lead at half time. The Kerry boys however true to their county’s great tradition fought back to level terms with ten minutes left. Super sub Eoin Doyle secured a last kick of the match win for Fethard. Eoin scored a brilliant goal to give Fethard a 2-10 to 2-7 victory when it seemed their persistence in trying to walk the ball into the net, by over using the hand pass would prove their downfall. Fethard Team: John Needham, Anthony Keane, Peter Kerr, Thomas Walsh, Emmet Burke, Paul Hackett, Billy Hunt, Glen Burke, Damien Cannon, Ian Kenrick, John Noonan, Dee Burke, John Looby, Paul Croke, John Lonergan, Replacements: Nicky Noonan and Eoin Doyle.

Uinseann MacEoin, historian, architect and veteran republican, author of “The IRA and
the Twilight Years” and “Survivors” will deliver the oration at the George Plant
Commemoration. It commences at 3pm in St Johnstown on Easter Sunday.

Members of Fethard Judo Club were very successful competitors at the Galway H.E.S.F. Colleges Championships.
Eric O’Donnell 1st and John Harrington 3rd both representing Waterford Regional College were the Fethard prizewinners. Eric was narrowly beaten in the final of the open event by a representative of the Garda Training College. The Garda competitor at 100kg was almost 20kg above Eric’s weight category.
Eric O’Donnell Gold, Liam Halley Bronze, Stephanie Lawrence Silver, Dan Gorey Silver were Fethard winners in the Galway open championships held in conjunction with the colleges event.

The Local South Tipp. Co. Council elections take place in June, forty years or more have elapsed since Fethard had a citizen to represent the Town in local administration. Good and all as we have been represented by local councillors how often have we heard “Fethard should have a Co. Councillor”.
The opportunity presents itself on this occasion when one of our most public spirited citizens Waltie Moloney has been requested, and agreed, to go forward as an independent candidate. More anon.

With regard to the rules concerning the proposed Choir, whose chances of participating are fast diminishing, the following laws must be strictly enforced:
(1) All competitors must be under 16 years old on 31st of July, 1999.
(2) Panel of 10 to 20 voices (can be boys, girls or mixed). Total of 20 is the absolute maximum number allowed to compete.
(3) Own choice of two or three songs.
(4) If the accompanist and conductor are under 16 they will also be considered as part on the panel (which will reduce no of contestants to 18). It is a recommendation of the area that the minimum age for participation here is 10 years old.

Teams for the Co. Final of the Juvenile Quiz please note these finals will take place in Moyne on Friday, April 9th in Moyne at 8pm. Entry £4 per team U/14.
Cross Country
Anyone interested in Cross Country the venue is also Moyne on April 9th at 7pm.
Events are: Mixed Distance Relay U/12 and U/14 Girls. Mixed Distance Relay U/12 and
U/14 Boys. Cross Country U13 Boys and Girls. Winners to National Sports Introduction
Weekend in Mosney in May.

Congratulations to Bernard Feery, Killusty. And his son, Anthony, who travelled to University of Limerick on Saturday last to compete in 10k run organised by Valerie Colville and her fellow students in U.L. in aid of Limerick Rape Crisis Centre. There was a very big entry and great support for this event and Bernard really put “the icing on the cake” finishing a very strong second in the race. The organising committee raised a substantial sum and would like to express their sincere thanks to all who supported the venture.

The local organisers of this years Daffodil Day would like to thank all who contributed and all who donated daffodils. A total of £1,037 was raised in Fethard.

Monday 22nd March
1st Gross: Nell Broderick & Annie O’Brien.
2nd Gross: Frances Burke & Margaret Hackett.
3rd Gross: Moira McInerney & Eileen Dillon.
1st Nett: Michael Keeley & Kathleen Kenny.
2nd Nett: Sean & Anne O’Dea.
3rd Nett: Olive Looby & Marie Delaney.

We played the 1st Round of the Club Championship for the Kitty Hayes Memorial Trophy on Wednesday 24th March. The winners of this round and the 2nd and 3rd rounds which will be played on the 7th and 14th April plus of course the winners of the championship itself will be announced at our President’s Annual Dinner which is being held this year in Hotel Minella, Clonmel on Sunday 9th May at 2.30pm.
The President’s Prize will be played for on Wednesday 5th May.

Holy Thursday: Solemn celebration of the last supper. Good Friday at 3pm: The Stations of the Cross. At 8pm: Veneration of the Cross. On Holy Saturday: Easter Vigil at 8pm.

A Reconciliation service will take place on Monday 29th March at 8pm. On Holy Thursday Mass will be celebrated at 4pm and at 8pm a Solemn celebration of the last supper, at 10pm an ‘Hour of Prayer’ for the intention of peace in our hearts , home and the world. Good Friday at 3pm Veneration of the Cross and at 8pm The Stations of the Cross which will be held in the Convent grounds, weather permitting. On Holy Saturday the Easter Vigil will commence at 8pm.


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