Saturday 2nd October 1999
Local theatregoers were given a rare treat on Sunday Night last when Ballet Ireland presented their Ballet Spectacular in the Abymill. The dancing, costumes, music and choreography were simply outstanding.
A full capacity audience was highly appreciative of the wonderful presentation and performance by the dancers.
The Abymill management is to be complemented on getting Ballet Ireland to include Fethard in their itinerary on their current tour. Those present on Sunday night certainly look forward to their next visit.
Rugby football is very much in the news at the moment with the Rugby World Cup competition taking place.
Sean Devaney, Grove, a rugby enthusiast who coaches student rugby players was very surprised to learn that rugby was played in Fethard.
Fethard had a junior rugby team in the thirties. A top rate team powered by such players as ex Irish international Dr. Paddy Stokes, former fellow Garryowen player Jim O'Sullivan MPSI. Christy who won a Munster senior cup medal with Garryowen, John and David O'Brien, Tim and Bill Walsh. Fethard won the Munster Junior Cup during that period. Former Gaelic players of the twenties such as Tommy Hogan, Tom Tubridy, Jack Delaney were also stalward members of the Munster Junior Cup winning team. The huge trophy was on display in Scully's window.
Sean on enquiring where the rugby playing pitch was, was even more surprised to learn that Fethard R.F.C. played their home matches in the G.A.A. pitch in the Barrack field.
You may say "The Ban" was gone in Fethard thirty years before it was officially removed from the G.A.A. rulebook. A photograph of the Fethard Rugby team is on display in McCarthy's hotel.
Pat O'Brien son of Mrs Anne O'Brien, The Square, Fethard and the late Eddie O'Brien has recently opened a new business venture in Dublin. "Blueriu" is a new beauty emporium on South William St.
A budget of £600,000 has been expended in converting the former pine furniture shop into the new store. We wish Pat every success in his new venture.
The death of his honour Sir Anderson Temple a leading figure in British legal and hunting circles has been described as a great loss in his particular fields. Sir Anderson had indirect connections with Fethard. His obituary says that one of his greatest pleasures in his later years was to see the Irish Barrister Martha Maher carrying his colours to victory in the Pegasus Club race in Oxford in 1996, '97 and '99, a race he had won three times during his own riding career.
Martha Maher, Abbey Street, Fethard is daughter of Mr Paddy and the late Mrs Anne Maher.
The wedding took place at Fethard parish church on Friday Oct 1st of Noreen, daughter of Mr Nicholas and Mrs Mary Harrington, Garrinch to Brian Sheehy, Carlow. The reception was held in the Anner Hotel, Thurles.
SLIEVENAMON GOLF CLUB
Local club members were in form in this week's competitions at the club. In the weekly singles stableford competition Mick Burke, Cahir Road won the Group A (6-14 H/C) section, Tony Leonard, Monroe won the Group B (15-19) section, Nora Lawrence, The Valley, was third in the ladies section. The youth section (under 18's) was a thriller with Paul Kenrick, The Green and Paul Cleary, Market Hill, two of our stars of the future both finishing on 41pts. Paul Kenrick won with the better back nine. Liam Cleary, Market Hill was third.
Dinny Burke, Cahir Rd accompanied by Peter Kenny, The Green and Paul Cleary, Market Hill won the Saturday scramble competition with the score of 54.6 net. Mary Kenrick and Nora Lawrence playing with Eileen Noonan, Drangan won the Ladies Scramble Competition last Friday. We wish Peter Kenny and the rest of the six-man team who will represent the club in the Volvo/Tipp FM County Championship in Dundrum on Friday next all the best.
Ladies Meeting Monday 11th Oct at 8pm.
Ladies Scramble Competition Friday 8th at 10am.
Mixed Scramble Competition Saturday 9th 12noon to 2.30pm.
Weekly Singles Stableford Competition Monday to Sunday, entry fee £1, play as often as you like.
Derry Kiely our PGA coach is available for lessons 052 32213 or 32040
FETHARD GAA CLUB
After Sunday last we have to do it all over again next Sunday on a scoreline Fethard 0-14 (0-7) to Ballybacon-Grange 0-14 (0-6). Team: Liam Treacy, Michael Ahearne, Michael Burke, Thomas Burke, P.J. Ahearne, Michael Ryan, Michael Quinlan, J.P. Looby, Stephen O'Donnell, Willie Morrissey, Michael Spillane (0-11, 10 frees), Damien Byrne, Kieran Treacy (0-1), Aiden Fitzgerald (0-1), Kenneth O'Donnell (0-1). Sub Conor O'Donnell for Kieran Treacy.
Junior and senior footballers please note training is on Tuesdays at 7pm. Hurlers' training is on Wednesday and Fridays at 7pm.
FETHARD & KILLUSTY COMMUNITY COUNCIL
The next meeting of Fethard & Killusty Community Council will take place on Tuesday night 12th October at 8.30 in the Tirry Community Centre.
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