Saturday 4th December 1999
The death has occurred in Ballygarvan, Co. Cork, of Mr. Thomas 'Tod' Keating formerly of St. Patricks Place, Fethard. The late Tod Keating, who left Fethard at an early age, remained a true Fethard man all his life. A regular and avid reader of the annual Fethard Parish Newsletter, his photograph was published in both the 1998 and 1999 editions. A regular visitor to his native town he always called on Austy O'Flynn an old school friend and fellow Abbey altar boy. Austy attended his funeral in Ballygarvan where interment took place.
The next meeting of Fethard & Killusty Community Council will take place on Monday 13th December at 8.30pm in the Tirry Community Centre.
The story of Fethard's comprehensive 2-17 to 0-9 defeat by Moyle Rovers on Sunday, as the man said, can be told in two words - Declan Browne. Declan who had probably his best game ever, scoring-wise at least, in the light blue jersey kicked a double figure of 14 points, while Fethard kicked nineteen scoring chances wide.
Whatever hope Fethard have of playing Rovers with 15 players they have no hope with 14. Rovers, when Fethard were reduced to 14 players in the second half, really went to town and scored 2-6 without reply.
The experts, whoever they are, said after Rovers display in the Co. Final against Commercials and the drawn South Final game against Fethard, were on the downhill slope. All we can say after last Sunday's display and with Mr Browne in such scoring form the downhill slope as far as the other clubs are concerned is as long as some of the mountain climbs Sean Kelly and Stephen Roche came descending in the Tour de France, and the Rovers are a long way from the bottom.
THE OLD ORDER CHANGED
Approaching the end of the century and the new millennium looking back seems to be the order of the day. A hundred years is not such a lengthy period. Those over forty should well remember their grandparents, at least, who were born in the last century.
We are all very much concerned with our own importance and our place in society. A sobering thought then to remember that only six families are in residence in Main Street, who were there at the beginning of the century. As a worthwhile exercise any Fethard person should be able to name them.
New Fethard Christmas greeting cards are now on sale in local shops at 50p each. The cards are on sale in aid of the 'Fethard at Home' website which now receives over 200 visits per day from emigrants throughout the world.
PARISH CHRISTMAS CHOIR
New members are invited to join Fethard Parish Choir for Christmas. A special invitation is extended to former members to come and help us over the Christmas season.
Congratulations to GAA club secretary Miceál McCormack on his election to the position of Vice-chairman of the South Tipperary Board.
Miceál's popularity was shown by the approval shown by all delegates present at Sundays convention when his election was announced. Heres to bigger and better things!
CHANGE OF ADDRESSES
Please hand in new addresses and change of addresses for this years Emigrant's Newsletter as soon as possible to Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road, Fethard.
Ballyluskey White Heather Harriers wish to apologise to followers for the inconvenience caused by the change of venue for last Sundays meet. The remaining meets for December are:- December 12th at Rocklow; December 19th at Peppardstown and December 26th (St. Stephens Day) at Drangan.
FETHARD GAA CLUB NEWS
Our aspirations to add the senior to our other three South titles came to an abrupt halt in Kilsheelan when in the last 15 minutes we were truly well beaten. Moyle Rovers 2-17 (0-5) to Fethard's 0-9 (0-7). The team : Paul Fitzgerald, Damien Byrne, Thomas Anglim, Murt Ryan, Willie Morrissey, Willie O'Meara, Timmy O'Meara, Miceál Spillane, Brian Burke, Conor McCarthy (0-4), Aiden Fitzgerald, Martin Coen (0-1), P.J. Looby, Tommy Sheehan (0-3), Shay Coen (0-1). Subs used: Eugene Walsh for Martin Coen, Chris Coen for Shay Coen, both in 2nd half.
Our next match is the 2nd Round of the Munster League next weekend with the possible County League Final the following weekend.
Our County Final is fixed for New Inn on Sunday 12th against Emly. The time has to be confirmed, check fixtures on the GAA page.
Congratulations to Miceál McCormack on his election to vice-chairman Tipperary South Board. The first Fethard man since 1954.
The racquetball finals for 'The Hayes Cup' and 'The Liam Daly Shield' will be played on Friday night 10th December at 7.30pm in the Sports Centre. Presentation of medals and refreshments will take place afterwards in the Fethard Arms at 10pm.
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