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Saturday 1st May 1999

Fethard G.A.A. Club

Minor A Football:
Well done to Fethard who beat Wild Rovers on Friday 30th April in May in Fethard on a scoreline 1-14 to 0-4. This was a most enjoyable game of Football with a lot of 4 star performances. Team: Tommy Gahan (goal) John O’Meara, Michael Ahearne, Philip Croke, Alan Phelan, Cian Maher, Ronan Allen, Nicky Murphy, Kenneth Byrne, Kenneth O’Donnell (0-1), Conor McCarthy (0-6), Brian Coen, Diarmuid Burke (1-0), Glen Burke (0-3), Carl Maher (0-4).
This has secured 4 points from two outings.

Minor B Football:
Hard luck against Kilsheelan/Kilcash on Wed 28th in Ned Hall Park, we were great to work the ball to the opposition goal line but failed on numerous occasions to finish. All are showing great improvement eventhough we have no points. Final Scoreline 4-14 to 2-5. Team: Jimmy Lawrence (goal), Seamus Harrington, Paul Hackett, David Kennedy, Thomas Walsh, Peter Carroll, Declan Kenny, John Hanrahan, Ian Kenrick, John Noonan, Owen Doyle, Nicky Noonan, Pat Looby, John Fitzgerald, Tom Halpin. Subs used Shane Sullivan, David Kelly and Paddy Cooney.

U/16 Football:
On Monday night we lost to Moyle Rovers by 3 points. We are still awaiting outstanding fixture against Commercials to decide if we make the last four.

Junior Hurling (Q.F. 1998 League):
We were short quite a lot of players on Saturday 1st May in Marlfield, It was a very hearth warming display particularly from the older members. Final Scoreline Fethard 1-9 to Newcastle 1-9. Team: Micéal McCormack (goal), Alan O’Meara, John Kelly, Tom Gahan, Chris Coen (0-1), Michael Fitzgerald, Ray Condon, Gabriel Horan, David Morrissey, Micéal Sean McCormack (0-1), Brian Burke (0-1), William Delaney, Philip Croke, Thomas McCarthy (1-5), Paul Hayes (0-1). Subs used Owen Doyle and Paddy Cooney.

Senior Football:
Provisional round of South Championship next weekend, fixture not confirmed. Players please note that training time is 7.30 Tuesdays and Fridays.

U/14 Football:
First round fixed for Saturday 8th May at 3pm against Moyle Rovers.
Second round fixed for Monday 10th May at 7.30 against Commercials.

U/12 Football:
Thursday May 6th Clonmel Óg V Fethard at 7pm.

Fethard & Killusty Parish subscribed almost £3,000 to the voluntary connection for the Kosovo refugees held at the parish masses on the weekend of April 24th/25th.

Very Rev. Canon James Power P.P. and Rev. Fr. Meagher O.S.A. thanked and complemented the people of Fethard and Killusty on the excellent turn-out for the annual May procession held on Sunday evening May 2nd.

At the last meeting of the Fethard and Killusty Muintir Council the following directors were appointed: Chairman Joe Kenny, Vice Chairman Paddy Croke, Secretary Edwina Newport, Treasurer Fr. Ben O’Brien OSA, PRO Pamela Sweeney. FÁS Community Scheme Sponsors Paddy Croke and Peter Grant. The following are also members of the Muintir Council Board: Nellie O’Donovan, David Sceats, Michael O’Hagan, Megan Sceats and Diana Stokes.

Following a general meeting of The Hogan Musical Society last week, a series of fund raising events have been put in place. All of the events are designed to be fun. The first event will be a disco in the Clonmel Rugby Club on Saturday May 29th at 9pm. Tickets priced at £6 will be available in advance from HMS committee members. As per usual the Hogan Musical Society don’t believe in doing things by halves, the theme of the disco is ‘A Beach Party’. So to those of you who like getting dressed up there will be prizes for the best dressed person for the beach!!!. There will also be ‘Limbo Dancing’ and many more mad games. Your support would be great.
The second event takes place on Thursday June 3rd. Starting at the Abymill Theatre at 7.30pm there will be a Mass for cast, family & friends, past & present. After the Mass there will be a short fun ‘Sponsored Walk’ in aid of the society. Sponsorship cards will be circulated to HMS members over the next week or so. After the walk, those walking shall retire to a local venue for some light tea and maybe even a sausage!!! Again your support would be gratefully accepted. More events are being planned for June, July and August . . . watch this space. Everybody Welcome

Impact Theatre Company will perform 'Ghosts' by Henrik Ibsen, at the Abymill Theatre on Saturday night 8th May at 8.30pm. Booking at O’Flynns Menswear. 052 31254.
Henrik Ibsen was born in Norway in 1828. In 1847 he began studying medicine but abandoned it to work in theatre as a stage manager. His early writing was as a poet and he later became known as “The Great Realist”, and one of the most influential voices in the world of drama for more than half a century.
By the time he wrote Ghosts in 1881 he had became accustomed to wide critical acclaim of his work and an audience expectation for conventional treatment of some of the great issues he championed such as the emancipation of women.

Fr. John Keane, Ballindangan, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork, has been telling us about the situation in Kosovo and in answer to his appeal, we are holding a Table Quiz in Lonergan’s Lounge on Thursday 6th May 1998. Tables £12 each. Commencing at 9.00pm. If you cannot come on the night and wish to donate, please contact Anne Lonergan or Agnes T. Evans. Thank you.

Those attending the Day Care Centre can look forward to more spacious accommodation in the not too distant future. The Presentation Sisters are at present in negotiation to make their Assembly Hall, or what is better known as the ‘Convent Hall’, available for community use. A group of people, or trustees, willing to help set up the Resource Centre, will be formed. The Centre will cater for the needs of the people of Fethard and the surrounding area.

The sponsored walk in aid of the Lourdes Invalid Fund will take place on Sunday 16th May, starting from the Ballroom at 2.30pm. The route will be: Cahir Road, Coleman Cross, Barrettstown Cross, and back to Fethard by the Redcity Road. Cards are available from Newports Newsagents.
Please help by walking or by sponsoring a walker. Your participation will help to send an invalid to Lourdes in June. Cards and money will be collected on the day at the Ballroom. The walk has been very well supported over the years and over 50 parishioners have benefited as a result of your generosity. Keep up the good work!

The first silage cutting of the season was noticed last weekend at Kilnockin.

John Holohan MCC, has retired and will not be a candidate in the forthcoming Tipperary S.R. County Council election. May we, on behalf of the Fethard people, thank Councillor Holohan for his devoted service to his Fethard constituents during his long term in office. I would also like, on a personal note, to thank him for his many times cooperation in writing the Fethard notes. Many long and happy years in retirement John, you deserve them.

It's that man again! lining out in goal for Fethard junior hurling team in their junior hurling championship game against Newcastle on May 1st, was Miceál McCormack. At 53 years young, the redoubled galloping grandfather must be the oldest player ever to where the blue jersey in official competition. Miceál says he has no thoughts of retiring as he feels he has not yet reached his full potential. He did not say at what!

A disappointed follower was heard to remark after Fethard’s under /21 football game "they should have won, they had five seniors playing". This is getting the wrong end of the stick. Fethard had five minors playing, who also played senior this year, Conor McCarthy, Kenneth O'Donnell, Michael Ahearne, Nicky Murphy and Cian Maher. These boys will be eligible for the under /21 team for the next three years. We have come to expect too much altogether from these youthful players. Conor McCarthy’s programme for that particular week was over-played: Sunday — U/21 senior football against Ardfinnan; Monday — senior football training; Tuesday — Fethard club training; Wednesday — free night; Thursday — M.F.C. v Clare; Friday — Fethard training; Saturday — U/21 v Holycross; Sunday — S.F.C. v Moyle Rovers. Surely this is a perfect example of too much too soon!

The first cuckoo was heard in the Cloran area on May 2nd.

Friends and supporters of South Tipperary County Council candidate Waltie Moloney have organised a social evening in the Fethard Arms on Friday night May 7th.


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