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Saturday 7th August 1999

Fethard Bridge Club:
28th July - Summer Bridge Competition; 1st gross Brendan Kenny and Michael Keeley; 2nd gross - Margaret Hackett and Bernie Myles; 3rd gross Eve Goodbody and Suzanne Opray; 4th gross Bridget Gorey and Betty Walsh; 5th gross - Eileen Dillon and Rita Keane.

1st nett - Philly Kenny and Tess O'Flynn; 2nd nett - Moira Mclnerney and Bernie O'Meara; 3rd nett Breda O'Shea and Margaret Coffey; 4th nett - Gemma Burke and Kathleen Kenny; 5th nett Frances Burke and Breda Walsh.

Note to all bridge club members, Wednesday 12th August is the last night of bridge for the summer. We will resume again on Wednesday 8th September. The Monday night club will resume on 6th September. The special Carribean Cruise for members is still going ahead as planned, next January. Anyone interested please give their names to Anne O'Brien 052 -31862.

Fethard Athletic Club:
David Sullivan came second in 600 metres at u-13 all-Ireland finals held recently. Niamh Fanning was second in u- 10 ball and throw competition. The Doon Sports (Jim Burke) will take place on Sunday next 8th August. All athletes to contact Michael McCormack for further information. There will be no training for the juvenile athletes for the rest of the summer. The club wish to thank the ballroom committee and the chairman of the GAA park for helping with our training schedules in the winter and summer months. The chairman will be presenting medals to a! athletes in the near future.

Macra na Feirme:
Congratulations to club members Declan Morrissey and Cathriona Horan, who were married recently. Best wishes to Lorraine Morrissey who travels to Buffalo, New York, USA this Sunday. This trip, as guest of Quest Campus, Tullamore, was awarded to Lorraine on winning the Queen of the Land Competition. This weekend the club will host a group of thirteen Welsh people, who are to arrive on Friday 6th August. Club members lope to make a return visit to Wales in October. The karting grand prix is well underway at Tipperary Raceway with first round races being completed this week. Subsequent rounds will take place over the coming weeks with the final taking place on Sunday 12th September. Volleyball continues in the Ballroom on Mondays 9 to 10pm, and soccer on Thursday 9 to 10pm. Next club meeting takes place on Tuesday 10th August at 9.30pm in Lonergans.

Trotting to the fair (or match): Sean Hanrahan has recently turned a few heads locally with his beautiful turn out of pony, trap and harness. Former Killenaule hurler and long time GAA supporter accompanied by another great GAA man, Dan Cummins drove in Sean's pony and trap to the recent Fethard v Commercials SF game in Kilsheelan. Sean was very disappointed and not a little annoyed to find they were refused permission to take the pony and trap into the field. Sean says "to add insult to giving no satisfactory reason, or any reason for that matter was given for the refusal" just a very curt No! Sean and Dan had no other alternative but to turn around and go home again.

Grave matter:
Brendan Heneghan, Castlebar, travelled to Fethard last weekend in a futile search for the burying plot of his aunt. His grandfather Michael Heneghan worked in Fethard in the forties and while there his 12 years old daughter died in tragic circumstances. Brendan says his grandfather and family stayed with a Charlie Keating who went back to Mayo with them. He does not recall the girls Christian name. Local enquiries have failed to locate anyone who can recall the Heneghan family, Charlie Keating, or the death of the child. Perhaps he is slightly wrong and the family may have lived in an adjoining village or townsland.

Community Games
Fethard and Killusty community games committee wish to thank most sincerely all those who contributed to, and assisted with church gate collection taken up last weekend. This will be a big help towards Mosney expenses.

Those travelling are 1st weekend - Cathal Maher, art; Joey Feery, model making; Richard Gorey, judo: Second weekend - u-16 girls volleyball team; Stephanie Lawrence and Anthony Feery athletics.

Arrangements are presently being made for open sports evening. Further details next week.

A few shorts weeks ago an English tabloid newspaper ran a front page article castigating Roy Keane for an alleged and completely untrue assault in a Manchester Hotel, and for alleged remarks of a racist nature. At least one Cork newsagent went on national radio stating that in future he would not sell that particular paper, several Corkonians said they would not buy it. What do we find last weekend? Alex Ferguson in a vote of solidarity appears on our national TV last weekend and urges all to buy the aforementioned paper, as it is publishing his autobiography. Who was it that said football is a funny old game.

The wedding took place at Killusty church on Saturday 31st July, of Sheena, daughter of Michael Fitzgerald, Crampscastle, to Denis Ryan, West Molesey, Surrey and Carrigaline, Co. Cork.

Family day
Fun for all the family at Fethard farm and folk museum, car boot sale at this Sunday 8th August family day. Free face paintings, raffles and competitions included in £1 admission charge, 60p for children.

Collection for Concern
The annual church gate collection at all Masses this weekend. Proceeds of this year's effort go to the Kosovan Refugees.


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