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Saturday 8th May 1999

We gave ourselves a great boost for the championship in accounting for Moyle Rovers in the final round of the County League at Monroe on Sunday last giving us 9 points out of a possible 12. Team: Paul Fitzgerald, Willie Morrissey, Michael Fitzgerald, Michael Ahearne, Jimmy O'Meara, Willie O'Meara, Cian Maher (0-1), Brian Burke (0-3), Miceál Spillane, Brendan Brett (0-1), Michael O'Riordan, Aidan Fitzgerald, Damian Byrne, Shay Coen (1-1), Tommy Sheehan (0-7 3f). Subs used: Thomas Anglim for Michael Fitzgerald (45 minutes), Colin Allen (0-1) for Aidan Fitzgerald (50 mins). Despite having a number of players injured Fethard led at the end of the first half 1-7 to 0-4 playing with the wind. On the changeover we took the game to Moyle Rovers winning easy 1-14 to 1-4. This was our first victory over Moyle Rovers in about four years. Our next outing is on Saturday 15th against Ardfinnan in the Clonmel Oil South Senior League at 7.30 in Monroe. Training as usual at 7.30pm on Tuesdays and Fridays.

We had a challenge in Fethard on Sunday last at 12 noon against Grangemockler. We won comfortably by 3-12 to 0-4. We expect both our first and second teams to be out shortly in championship proper. Training as usual at 7.30pm on Tuesdays and Fridays.

On Friday last we suffered our first defeat in League Championship at the hand s of Ardfinnan who were very impressive. Score: Fethard 0-9, Ardfinnan 2-7. Team: Tommy Gahan, John O'Meara, Michael Ahearne, Philip Croke, Alan Phelan, Cian Maher, Ronan Allen, Nicky Murphy, Kenneth Byrne (0-1), Kenneth O'Donnell, Conor McCarthy (0-3), Brian Coen, Diarmuid Burke, Glen Burke (0-4), Karl Maher (0-1).

On Friday next 14th May, we play Ballyporeen in Marlfield at 7.30 in the sixth round of the championship league. Players meet at Fethard GAA Park at 6pm.

Our junior team play in the county final in Dr. Morris Park, Thurles, on Saturday 15th may at 4.30pm. Please lend your support. Best of luck to all involved.

This week we should know our opponents in the semifinal.

We are due to play Cahir at home on Saturday 15th at 3pm.

We are to play Commercials at home on Thursday 13th May at 7pm.

Please do not forget training at 7.30pm on Thursdays.

Congratulations to Gerry Horan on his recent addition to his family.

We offer our sincere condolences to the O'Flynn family on the departure of Jack, Main Street.

Sports Seminar
Calling all fitness and exercise enthusiast’s in South Tipp, whether one is part of a club, team or just out for a daily cycle, jog or walk or indeed just interested in general fitness, make a date of Saturday 29th May when the South Tipperary Sports Advisory Body are running a Seminar in Fethard Ballroom at 2.00pm.
It’s a wonderful opportunity to find out where you fit in on the fitness and exercise scale when they are bringing the N.C.T.C. mobile unit to Fethard. This is an event, which should prove highly beneficial to everybody and will consist of talks, advice on diet, nutrition for sport, training issues, injury prevention and general fitness topics. There will also be demonstrations and fitness testing which will include flexibility, strength, speed and acceleration, aerobic endurance etc.
Further information from : Valerie Colville 052 31906.

Community Games
The County Judo Finals will take place in the Town Hall on Saturday May 29th at 11.00am. Weigh in at 10.30am.

The Junior A Camogie team will play Clonoulty in the County Final on Saturday next, the 15th May at 4.30 in Dr. Morris Park, Thurles. To reach the final Fethard defeated Drum-Inch and Bournea. The final looks set to be an exciting game of Camogie and one not to be missed. Over the last number of years attendance at our Camogie matches has been poor to say the least, but this year there seems to be an improvement. The Fethard girls would appreciate your support. Finally, we would like to wish the team and their mentors beat of luck on Saturday and hopefully we will bring the silverware back to Fethard.

Recent Deaths
The death has occurred of Sean Gorey, St. Johnstown. Interment took place at Drangan.
The death has occurred of Mr Jack O’Flynn, Main St.; Interment took place at Killusty.
The death has occurred in Northampton, of Mr. Michael Cummins, formerly of Watergate Street and 3 St. Patrick’s Place. Interment took place in Northampton.

The wedding took place at Fethard Parish Church on May 8th of Elizabeth Thompson, St. Patrick’s Place to Mark Tynan, Moyglass.

Congratulations to Michael and Mary Smith, Bohermalogue, who recently celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary.

Two local young amateur riders had their first winners recently, Mr Keith Culligan, The Valley rode his first winner in England at Aldington Point-to-Point on Bright Approach, owned by his employer Mr John Burbage. Mr Tom Magnier, Coolmore had his first win on Monica’s Story in the Bumper at the Tipperary meeting on May 6th.

Fethard GAA
Fethard senior footballers at long last broke the stranglehold that Moyle Rovers had on them over the past few seasons when they beat the rovers at Monroe on Sunday night last in their Co. Tipperary S.F. league clash.
All Fethard players gave of there very best, and they had to against their great rivals. Fethard won by 1-12 to 1-5. Rovers certainly did not go down too easily. The hard season of top class club and county games in hurling and football seems to be taken it’s toll on star player Declan Browne who was not at his brilliant best. Declan scored 2-5 in the Fethard – Rovers recent South Tipp S.C. clash in Gotenbridge. Paul Fitzgerald, luckily for Fethard was really on top of his game and kept rovers out on at least three occasions when they seemed certain to raise green flags.
The Fethard win really opens up the championship and gives extra zest to forthcoming games.
Fethard minor footballers were beaten by Ardfinnan in their South Tipp. Minor Football Championship game on Friday night.

Community Council
The next meeting of Fethard and Killusty Community Council will take place on Tuesday night 18th May in the Tirry Community Centre at 8.30pm.

Community Games
The under 10 Gaelic Football Section 'E' Community Games finals will take place in Fethard on this Saturday. The competing teams are: Mullinahone v Drangan and Fethard v Sts Peter and Paul Clonmel.

Trinity Pattern Day
The latest addition of events to happen on Trinity Pattern Day on Sunday 30th May, is the arrival of Frankie Lane and Paul Kelly, two of Irelands finest musicians who will play by the Town Wall following the St. Patrick's Boys School 'Trinity Parade' organised in conjunction with the Arts Council 'Artists in Residents Project'. Other events on the same weekend include a 'Cemetery Mass' in Calvary on Friday night 28th May. The Hogan Musical Society will hold a 'Beach Party' in Clonmel Rugby Club on Saturday night 29th May. The Historical Society will also hold a lecture on Fethard's Wooden Statues' in the Abymill on Saturday Night. More details later.

Fethard Bridge Club
The Clubs Annual President’s Dinner was held in Hotel Minella, Clonmel on Sunday 9th May.
The Presidents Prize was given posthumously by the Gorey Family in memory of our esteemed President Mr Dick Gorey who sadly died during his year in office.
The winners of the President Prize (1st Nett) were Antoinette O’Donnell and Noreen Creegan.
The Committee Prize (1st Gross) was won by Bridget Gorey and Betty Walsh.
2nd Nett Cinta O’Flynn & Margaret Coffey.
3rd Nett Annie O’Brien & Noreen Evans.
4th Nett Tony Hanrahan & Rosemary Lalor.
5th Nett Norah Ahearne & Michael Kenny.
6th Nett Philly Kenny & Tess O’Flynn.
2nd Gross Nell Broderick & Moira McInerney.
3rd Gross Alice Quinn & Teresa Cummins.
4th Gross Margaret Hackett & Bernie Myles.
5th Gross Mike Burke & Neilie Hall.
6th Gross Rita Kane & Eileen Dillon.

The Player of the Year Competition for the William O’Flynn Memorial Trophy was won by Nell Broderick.
2nd Margaret Hackett.
3rd Anna Cooke
4th Bernie Myles
5th Gemma Burke

The Club Championship for the Kitty Hayes Memorial Trophy was won by Margaret Hackett and Bernie Myles.
1st Gross Bridget Gorey & Betty Walsh
2nd Gross Alice Quinn & Teresa Cummings
3rd Gross Brendan Kenny & Buddy Roche
1st Nett Tony Hanrahan & Michael Kenny
2nd Nett Annie O’Brien & Noreen Evans
3rd Nett Philly Kenny & Tess O’Flynn

The winners of the fun game which was held after the President’s Dinner were North Breda O’Shea, South Kathleen O’Connell, East Brendan Kenny, West Bridget Gorey.

The Clubs AGM will be held on Wednesday 19th May. All members of the club are expected to attend.
Club Contact: Annie O’Brien 052 31862


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