Saturday 6th November 1999
The wedding took place at Fethard parish church on Friday last of Miss Ellen Cawley, Barrack St., Fethard too Mr Patrick Casey, Limerick. The reception was held at the Cush Inn, Monasterevin.
Articles and club reports 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.
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.
The local butchers' shops of Michael Allen, Green Street and Louis Coen, Burke Street, were both broken into on Saturday night last. The thieves it is understood got away with the cash float in both premises.
Congratulations to Mossie and Joe Hayes, Rathcoole House who celebrated their Ruby wedding anniversary recently.
CHRISTMAS IS COMING
One of the first signs of the approaching Christmas season has made its annual appearance locally. The giant Christmas stocking raffled each year in aid of local charities is now on display in the local charities aid shop in Burke Street.
Fethard has now got its first no parking sign. "No parking between 7am and 9am Monday to Friday" this is to facilitate the unloading of the morning mail van from Clonmel. Any chance we could have two more of these signs on the same side between The Hotel and The Bridge, covering a longer period daily.
WHAT A PITY
Fethard senior football team came, saw and very nearly conquered arch rivals Moyle Rovers in their south Tipp senior football championship final at Kilsheelan on Sunday. Fethard squandered enough chances in this game to have won the match twice over. Two opportunist goals in the first half brought Rovers back into contention and gave them a half time lead. A penalty awarded to Fethard in the closing stages gave them what appeared to be a winning lead of one point. Downfield came Rovers in a do or die final effort. They won a free close to the sideline on the 21. Up stepped that man again Declan Browne, pressure or not, to steer the ball unerringly between the posts to earn the Rovers a replay. What a pity a fine sporting game was marred by the action of a few Rovers players and supporters following the final whistle. Apparently incensed at the awarding of the Fethard penalty they surrounded the referee in what looked like developing into a very ugly incident. One hates to think what could have happened if they lost. Also the action of the Rovers coach in giving the two fingers to Fethard supporters when Declan pointed the equalising free left a lot to be desired.
IRISH OPEN JUDO CHAMPIONSHIPS
Six members of Fethard Judo Club travelled to Dublin to contest the Irish Open Judo Championships on Saturday 6th November. This international event was one of the most prestigious on the judo calendar. Once again Richard Gorey, Moanbeg, was the star of the show winning another gold medal to add to his extensive collection. It is a good job that his dad, Richard snr. is a cabinet maker as their sideboard must now be overflowing with trophies won by both Richard and his brother Cathal. The very consistent Liam Halley from Mullinahone, also a club member, won bronze in his category which was a great achievement at this level. Brothers Roy and D.J. Gorey both got into the finals for bronze and finished fourth.
Miceál McCormack, Fethard A.C. was one of the Tipperary delegates at the N.A.C.A. All-Ireland unity conference in Brookes Hotel, Dublin on Saturday last. Miceál has stood by his N.A.C.A. principles with Fethard A.C. over the years in good times and more often not so good. He felt, that the whole unity effort is a bit rushed and as it is presented at this time he had to vote against the proposal, which as a matter of fact was carried.
The Ballylusky White Heather Harriers will meet for the remainder of November at Cloneen on November 14th, Loughcopple, Nov 21st, Ballingarry, Nov 28th, all at 12 noon.
A table quiz in aid of the Nano Nagle School Parents' Association will be held in Pat O'Shea's Bar at 9pm on Tuesday 16th November.
TOUR OF BORDEAUX
Following a most interesting talk to members of Fethard Historical Society by wine historian and expert, Mr Ted Murphy, Kinsale on Sept 29th, Fethard Historical Society are organising a trip to Bordeaux. Bordeaux is the headquarters of the Barton wine firm, which figures prominently in Mr Murphy's talk. The trip takes place on the first week in July next year, Saturday to Saturday. The fare of £449 per person sharing, covers six nights B&B at the Novotec, Bordeaux, return flights from Dublin to Bordeaux, plus comprehensive insurance. Half board supplement £105 extra. The fare is based on 20 people travelling. Three days itinerary planned, three days free. Mr Murphy will accompany the trip. Names with £100 non-refundable deposit to Mary Hanrahan, or Catherine O'Flynn of Fethard Historical Society.
The Tree Register of Ireland has a new project under way to record Irelands most remarkable trees. Many of these veterans of the landscape remain hidden and without local knowledge will remain so. Fethard Historical Society is working in conjunction with the Tree Register Council on this project. Do you know of any ancient trees or unusual trees in your area. Trees that were planted to mark a particular occasion or of historical interest are of particular interest. For instance, we have The Soldiers Tree at Mobarnane. Local composer Sonny Tynan now resident in London has written a balled telling the story of the Soldiers Tree. We have a few walnut trees locally, now very rare in Ireland, a few horse chestnuts and a hedge of cherry trees growing wild not so far away. Surely there must be others. Members of Fethard Historical Society would be most interested too learn of any in your area. This is your opportunity to play an important role in the conservation of our priceless Irish heritage.
BOOKING NOW OPEN
Booking is now open for the Fethard Players production of "A letter from the General", which will se staged 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. Tickets £5. Special family nights on Sunday and Monday night when tickets will be £3.
MASS OF REMEMBRANCE
This November is the last one that we will see in this Century and Millennium.
To mark this November 1999 a special ‘Mass of Remembrance’ will be celebrated in the Parish Church on Sunday the 14th at 11am. This Mass will involve some of those who will receive their Confirmation next year. The 5th and 6th class Girls of the Nano Nagle School will be taking part and planning the liturgy as part of their preparation for the sacrament which they will receive in a few months time.
They will also use the mortuary chapel as a special place of remembrance for the dead. Everyone who hands in a name for the November dead list will have a candle lit for them here. We also invite all people of the parish to call in to the church to say a prayer and recall our dead with love and affection, and hold their memory dear for now and always.
NACAI CROSS COUNTRY
The NACAI County Tipperary Cross Country Championships boys and girls uneven age groups, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, ladies and mens intermediate championship and ladies over 35 championships will be held in Fethard on Sunday 14th November at 1pm.
On Sunday 21st the Munster Championships of the same events will also take place in Fethard at 1pm. Training continues on Tuesday and Friday nights at 7.30pm in the GAA Park under lights. All are welcome.
FETHARD GAA CLUB NOTES
In the South Final after playing a lovely brand of football we made a few basic errors in the 1st half to have Moyle Rovers lead 2-4 to 0-8 at half time. In the second half we tagged on 1-5 to Moyle Rovers 0-6 to leave the final score Fethard 1-13 Moyle Rovers 2-10. A fair result on the day from two committed teams.
Team: Paul Fitzgerald, Willie Morrissey, Tom Anglim, Philly Blake, Jimmy O'Meara, Michael Quinlan, Stephen O'Donnell, Michael Spillane, Damien Byrne (0-1), Conor McCarthy (0-7), Brian Burke, Willie O'Meara (1-0), Martin Coen (0-1), Shay Coen, Tommy Coen, Tommy Sheehan (0-3) Subs used. J.P. Looby (0-1) for M. O'Riordan (17mins of 1st half), Murt Ryan for Philly Blake (20mins of 2nd half)Aidan Fitzgerald for Shay Coen 25mins of 2nd half).
We await replay with interest, date to be finalised.
On Sunday next 14th Nov. we play Ballylooby-Castlegrace in the South Junior A football in Marlfield at 11.30. Best of luck to all concerned.
Don't forget Dinner Dance in Clonmel Arms on Friday26th Nov. The tickets £15 each are available from Noel Byrne, Gus Fitzgerald, Nicky O'Shea. Camogie. Sharon Lawton, Joe Keane and Jennifer Keane.
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