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FETHARD NOTES ARCHIVE

Saturday 16th October 1999


CAMOGIE
Well done to St. Rita's Camogie team who won the County Junior A Camogie League final at the Ragg, Thurles on Sunday last. They beat Clonoulty in a most exciting game by a four-point margin. Final score Fethard 2-6, Clonoulty 2-2. This adds to their previous victory this year in the championship when they also beat Clonoulty. The girls trained very hard since February, so the win was well deserved. Well done to all those involved with the team including the committee, the selectors especially Liam Treacy, and all those who helped out during the year with the team. The club would also like to thank all their sponsors. The team lined out as follows: Jean Morrissey, Sharon Lawton, Edel Fitzgerald, Mia Treacy, Norah O'Meara, Sandra Maher, Aisling O'Riordan, Sandra Spillane, Jennifer Keane, Marie Holohan, Niamh Sheehan, Emily Sayers, Mary O'Mahoney, Audrey Conway and Imelda Spillane. Subs were Caroline Fitzgerald for Emily Sayers, Fiona Conway, Bernie Horan and Olivia Phelan. Scorers: Mary O'Mahoney 2-0, Audrey Conway 0-4, Niamh Sheehan 0-1, Emily Sayers 0-1.

HURLING BLUES
Fethard U/21 hurlers were easily beaten 3-17 to 0-11 by Killenaule in the South Tipp Semifinal at Clonmel on Sunday last. This result, following just one week after the 13-point defeat of the Intermediate hurling team by Ballybacon-Grange is to say the least most disappointing for the hurling team mentors who put so much into hurling in the parish during the season. Despite some excellent displays by hurling teams during the year it looks as if the Fethard boys are more at home with the larger ball. Fethard beat Killenaule by an equally large margin in the U/21 football competition.

RECENT DEATH
The death has occurred in New Jersey USA of Mr Willie Ryan formerly of Kerry St. Fethard. Interment took place in New Jersey

HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The next meeting of Fethard Historical Society will take place on Tuesday 26th October at 8.30 in the Abymill Theatre.

COMMUNITY COUNCIL
The Annual General Meeting of Fethard and Killusty Community Council will take place on Tuesday night 9th November, at 8.30pm in the Tirry Community Centre. All are welcome to attend.
An information night about the new Town Renewal Scheme was held in the Abymill Theatre on Tuesday night 19th October. Property owners and those interested in submitting plans for consideration to be included in the plans are asked to fill in their proposed plans and mark the area on a town map (available from Community Office) and send to: Kieran O'Brien, County Council Offices, Clonmel, as soon as possible.
A meeting has been arranged with the County Council to discuss the turning on of the Town Wall lights. The council have agreed in principle that they will connect the lights to the town supply but some repairs are necessary first.
The committee would love to celebrate this Christmas with a new set of festive lights for the Main Street. It has been many years since the town has had lights across the streets at Christmas and what better time than this year – to welcome the new millennium. Representatives from Rossa Lighting and Effects and members of the Community Council have prepared a provisional plan for Christmas Lighting this year. The cost of buying these lights is £4,500. This expenditure is a once off investment which will benefit the town and businesses in the town. It is beyond the reach of the committee to raise this money without a substantial donation being offered. So we appeal for some willing sponsor to come forward and make this year special in Fethard.

FETHARD PLAYERS
The Fethard Players are in rehearsal for their forthcoming production of "A letter from the General", a dramatic and beautiful play by Australian Maurice McLoughlin. The play is set in an Asian country in 1950 and tells the story of a group of people and their plight as insurgent communist forces take over the country.
Newcomers Mia Treacy, Seamus Hayes and Roger Metha will join Marian Gilpin, Lisa Rice, Carmel Rice, Anne Connolly, Mary O'Connell and Michael McCarthy to form a very strong cast. The play is produced by Austin O'Flynn and will run in the Abymill Theatre from Sunday 21st November to Saturday 27th, with the exception of Thursday 25th.
Booking at O'Flynn's Menswear, Burke Street. Telephone: 052 31254.
Compelling - Entertaining - Funny
£5 Family nights Sunday and Monday tickets £3

HUNTING
Bank holiday Monday, October 5th sees once again the staging of one of Fethard's great sporting events. The Tipperary Foxhounds hold their opening meet on the Square at 11am.

RACING SUCCESS
Heartiest congratulations to local racehorse trainer Joe Murphy on winning the opening race at the Curragh on Saturday last with his own horse River Sounds.

PATRICIAN PRESENTATION SECONDARY SCHOOL
The weeks to 'mid term have passed very quickly. Sympathy is extended to Mr. Ernan Britton Principal on the recent death of his father Kevin. A warm welcome to our new staff members Justin McGee and Monica Kearns. Congratulations too our Junior Certs on excellent results. They are now in transition year and have started rehearsal for their annual show, which commences on December 13th. The transition year students travelled to Dublin where they visited among other places IMMA in Kilmainham accompanied by Ms O'Sullivan and Ms Looby. They also enjoyed the annual night out in Bru Bru Cashel. This week was the first week of their work experience.
Our football, volleyball and camogie teams have been busy with of course a great number of our students on the Fethard County minor championship winning team which was captained by former student Nicky Murphy.
The 5th year debating team emerged victorious over the Ursuline Convent, Thurles in the first round of the Concern debate on Oct 13th. Well done to the team of Aideen O'Donnell (Capt.), Thomas Grant, Terence Fahy, Ross Maher and John Lonergan.

EMIGRANTS NEWSLETTER
Articles for inclusion in this years issue of the Annual Emigrants Newsletter should be submitted immediately to Joe Kenny,. Rocklow Road, Fethard. New addresses and change of addresses should be also handed in as soon as possible. We would like to thank all who contributed to our church gate collection last week which realised a total of £851. Anyone wishing to make a donation towards the newsletter can still do so. All donations of £5 and over will be acknowledged in this years issue.

LET THERE BE LIGHT
Fethard now has its own stadium of light. A set of state of the art training lights will be a great help in late Autumn and early winter training. Here's hoping we will have teams involved in their respective championships late in the season in the future in order that the new facilities may be fully availed of.

HOSPICE COFFEE MORNING
The Coffee Morning held recently in the town hall raised the sum of £1,400 for South Tipperary Hospice. The sum was collected by various groups in Fethard and Killusty. Thanks to everyone who supported this cause, either by their contributions or by organising events.

FETHARD GAA CLUB NOTES
U/21 Hurling
On Sunday last we made our exit in the semi-final against Killenaule on a scoreline 3-17 (2-12) to 0-11 (0-5). All the team that finished are U/21 again next year. Team: Conor McCarthy, Tommy Gahan, Michael Ahearne, Paul Hackett, William Delaney, Cian Maher, Michael Sean McCormack, Aiden Fitzgerald (0-3), John Paul Looby (0-1), Eoin Doyle, Ciaran Treacy (0-5), Carol Maher, Kenneth O'Donnell, (0-2), Garret Byrne, Conor O'Donnell. Subs used Kevin O'Donnell for Miceál Sean McCormack, Keith Woodlock for Owen Doyle, Philip Croke for Conor O'Donnell.
Junior Football
On Saturday last we had a very successful challenge for our up and coming semi-final. Team Ken Byrne, John Kelly, Michael Ryan, John O'Meara, Ken Hackett, Michael Fitzgerald, Keith Woodlock, Shay Ryan, Brian Burke, Karl Maher, John Hurley, Brendan Brett, Declan Kenny, Rubaird Broderick, Johnny Neville. Sub used Murt Ryan for Ken Byrne (Inj.). Training Tuesdays and Fridays at 7.30pm.
Congratulations and well done to all in completing the County double by wining the League last Sunday to add to the championship already won.

SLIEVENAMON GOLF CLUB
Local players to do well in this week's competitions were Dinny Burke who came second in Group A in the Singles Stableford competition and John Kenny who came fourth in the same group. Bernard O'Donnell came fourth in Group B. Brud Roche came second and Michael Kenrick third in Group C. Paul Cleary and Paul Kenrick again tied for 1st place in the U/18 group with Colin and Paul Kenny finishing in the minor places. Marie Delaney won the 9 hole ladies singles competition with Mary Kenrick in second place. Mary was also in winning form on Saturday when she partnered Herbie Buck to win the Mixed Fourball competition with the very good score of 47 points.

FETHARD BRIDGE CLUB
The winners of the free gross sub for 1999/2000 were David and Bernie O'Meara and the free nett sub winners were Teresa Cummins and Alice Quinn. Membership fees of £15 for the coming year are now due. Last week's results are as follows:
Monday 11th October
1st Gross: Myra McInerney and Kay Walsh
2nd Gross: Bridget Gorey and Bernie O'Meara
1st Nett: Rose Lonergan and Mary Meagher
2ns Nett: Marie Delaney and Kathleen Kenny
Wednesday 13th October
1st Gross: Frances Burke and Breda Walsh
2nd Gross: Anna Cooke and Carol Kenny.
1st Nett: Annie O'Brien and Noreen Evans
2nd Nett: Bridget Gorey and Michael Kenny
Anyone looking for a partner should contact Annie O'Brien, tel: 31862.


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