Saturday 9th October 1999
The Annual Church Gate collection in aid of the Annual Fethard and Killusty Newsletter will take place this weekend. Over 1,200 copies are posted free of charge annually to Parish emigrants all over the world. Please support generously. Donations of £5 and over will be acknowledged in this year's newsletter. If you wish to be acknowledged please put your donation in an envelope with your name and address and hand in at Church Collection or Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road, Fethard.
Last call to local club secretaries, PRO's and corespondents for item for this years parish newsletter.
Fethard GAA Club
On Sunday last our participation in the championship came to an abrupt end. On a scoreline Ballybacon 5-8 (1-3) Fethard 1-7 (0-3). It was a just a game best forgotten for various reasons. Team Liam Treacy, Michael Ahearne, Michael Burke, Thomas Burke, P.J. Ahearne, Michael Ryan, Michael Quinlan, Miceal Spillane (0-5), Stephen O'Donnell, Willie Morrissey, Damien Byrne, J.P. Looby (0-1), Kenneth O'Donnell (1-0), Aiden Fitzgerald, Ciaron Treacy. Subs used Kenneth Browne for P.J. Ahearne (injured), Colin Allen (0-1) for Ciaron Treacy, other subs Conor O'Donnell, Shay Ryan, Cian Maher, Miceal Sean McCormack, Owen Doyle, John Kelly, John Hurley and Paddy Cooney.
We wish a speedy recovery to P.J. Ahearne who was injured on Sunday and best of luck in his new job. Thanks on behalf of the officers, selectors of the club to all who gave us great enjoyment during the year. Look forward to seeing you all at the presentations at the end of November.
We play Killenaule on Sunday 17th Oct in Clonmel at 2pm in the south semi-final. Best of luck to all. Training this week on Thursday at 7.30pm.
Senior & Junior Football
Training resumes this week on Tuesdays and Fridays at 7.30pm. Please note change of time.
Our date is set for Friday Nov 26th at the Clonmel Arms. In the next week we will clarify price and committee for same. To date presentations will be Intermediate Hurling County League, South U21 Football, South & County Minor Football, Junior B Football (1998) South & County, Camogie (Junior County) and others. Watch this space. Book early to avoid disappointment. Top class band available.
All those interested in racquetball, tennis, handball etc note that a meeting will be held in the GAA club on Friday Oct 21st at 8.00pm for the purpose of electing a sub committee with officers appointed by the club too run the centre for the next 12 months. Please come and give your support.
Best of luck to Fethard camogie girls who travel to the Ragg on Sunday next Oct 17th to play Clonoulty in the Junior County League A Final.
Annual apple picking fundraiser takes place on Sunday next Oct 17th at 12 noon in Ballypatrick and then on to Kilsheelan. We would like to thank the landowners for their help. Karaoki takes place on Friday next in the Village Inn, Moyglass. This is a joint venture for new members between the Fethard club and Killenaule/Moyglass Macra. Next meeting takes place on Tuesday 19th October in Lonergans.
Congratulations to Erica, daughter of Toby and Eva Purcell, Jossestown who was conferred with her nursing degrees at the recently held graduation ceremonies at Cork University Hospital.
The wedding took place at Fethard Parish Church on Oct 9th of Evanna daughter of Mr & Mrs Jimmy Lawrence, Woodvale Walk to Mr Fintan Butler.
The deaths have occurred of the following during the past week, Mrs Mai Walsh, Spittalfield, Mrs Philomena Delaney (formerly Philomena Danagher) The Green, Mrs Ellen Cooke, Fr Tirry Park and formerly Windgap. Interments took place at Calvary cemetery.
The death of Mr Gabriel Connolly, Cashel on Oct 9th came as a great shock to his many friends in Fethard. Gabriel was Fethard district agent for Irish Life Insurences almost thirty years. His courteous and helpful manner endeared him to all his company's policy holders by whom he was held in the highest esteem. Interment took place in St John the Baptist church cemetry, Cashel.
The death has occurred in England of Mrs Mary Reid formerly Mary Hennessy, Derryluskin.
Sincere sympathy is extended to Mrs Rosemary O'Donovan, Jossestown on the death of her mother Mrs Marerite Morphew, which occurred recently in England.
Report of a brood of young swallows still in the nest at Coolbawn on 8th October.
Stephen O'Rourke of the Monesterevin Community Council is one of the most recent of the many members of such bodies to congratulate Fethard on the web site. Mr O'Rourke, as did most of the others, said they intend to start a similar project in Monesterevin. He went on to say it is the best format of any local community web site he has seen. Very well done to Joe Chief co-ordinator, Brendan, and their assistants.
SO NEAR AND YET SO FAR
The jinx that seems to follow local football and hurling teams at the penultimate and final stages of their competitions struck again in Clonmel on Sunday. The intermediate hurling team were victims this time. Having won all their matches in the county intermediate league comprenshensvely they were heavely defeated 5-8 to 1-7 in their re-played south Tipp intermediate hurling championship game, by Balltbacon-Grange at Clonmel on Sunday. The senior footballers having put up some excellent performances in the Munster S.F. league were beaten by Commercials in the final. Fethard beat Commercials desivesley on the other two occasions they met this season.
A similar pattern in the senior football championship, beaten by Moylr Rovers in the semi-final. The minor hurlers were also beaten by Ballybacon/Grange in the South Tipp Minor B Final. There is more but the above are typical examples.
The only team to come through were the minor footballers. They actually won the county M.F.C. with a score of nine points which equalled their lowest score of there entire campaign. The other occasion on which they scored nine points they lost to Ardfinnan. What's the cause and what is the remedy, who knows.
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