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Saturday 25th March 2000

In a pulsating South Final on Sunday last, honours were about even over the hour and it all has to be done again on Sunday 9th April in Clonmel. Final score: Fethard 0-11 (0-4), Ardfinnan 0-11 (0-3). Team: Tommy Gahan, Michael Carroll, Michael Ahearn, Nicky Murphy, Alan Phelan, Cian Maher, Keith Woodlock, Cha Morrissey, Aidan Fitzgerald, Conor McCarthy (0-2), P. J. Looby (0-1), Glen Burke (0-4), Kenneth O'Donnell (0-2), Kenneth Byrne (0-1), Conor O'Donnell. Subs used: Karl Maher (0-1). Other subs: Garrith Byrne, Jason Nevin, Kevin O'Donnell, Alan O'Meara, Philip Croke, Michael Teehan, Brian Coen, Peter Nolan and Ciaran Treacy.
On Sunday morning we played Kilsheelan in Kilsheelan in the South League and the final score amounted to: Kilsheelan 0-12 (0-6), Fethard 0-9 (0-4). The team: Miceál Sean McCormack, John Kelly, Michael Ryan, Philly Blake, Ken Hackett, Michael Fitzgerald, Martin Ryan, P. G. Ahearn, Stephen O'Donnell, John Hurley, Shay Ryan (0-1), Brendan Brett (0-1), Colin Allen (0-5), Rubaird Broderick (0-1), Eugene Walsh (0-1). Subs used: Thomas Bourke, Michael Bourke, Kenneth Brown, Diarmuid Burke, Paul Hackett, other subs were Brendan Doyle, Ian Kenrick and Peter Carroll.
Your support is requested for next Saturday (April 1st) in Mitchelstown when our Junior 'A' (1999 winners) play Croom (Limerick) in the Munster Club Junior Football Champions 99 Tournament. Starting time is 6.30pm. On 4th April we play the next round of the Intermediate League against Mullinahone, in Mullinahone at 6.45pm.
On Thursday last we played Ardfinnan in the County League. On Sunday 2nd April we play Cahir in the County League, in Cahir at 2.30pm.
On Sunday morning, 2nd April, we play St. Patrick's in Cloneen at 11.30am. Players please note that all non-intermediate players of last year's championship team are to be present in Cloneen by 11.15am.
Please remember that a players meeting for all hurlers will take place in the dressing room on Friday 31st March at 7pm sharp.
Please note that all membership fees must be paid by this weekend. Adults £5 and Juveniles £3.
On Monday April 3rd, Fethard are away to Killenaule at 6.45pm. Our first game against Moyle Rovers has been rescheduled to the end of the competition.
On Thursday March 30th, Fethard are at home to Carrick Swan at 6.30pm in Round 1 of the competition. In the second round, on April 6th, we are away to Clonmel Óg.

Results for Wednesday 22nd March
1st Gross: Margaret Hackett and Berney Myles
2nd Gross: Tony Hanrahan and Brendan Kenny
1st Nett: Frances Burke and Breda Walsh
2nd Nett: Olive Looby and Marie Delaney
Anyone looking for a partner should contact Annie O'Brien (052) 31862.

Fethard Macra Na Feirme are currently organising the second annual Go Karting Grand Prix at Tipperary Raceway. The competition was launched at Tipperary Raceway by T.J. Maher, The National President of Macra Na Feirme on Thursday 23rd March. The first round of the Grand Prix will be held on May 3rd where teams and drivers will compete for a prize fund of £300.
This years organising committee are Matt Hennessy, Patricia Morrissey and Brendan Morrissey. Entries are available from Tipperary Raceway, Rosegreen, Cashel on 062 62974 or from any of the three committee members above. Closing date for receipt of entries is Wednesday 5th April.

Nano Nagle National School are taking part in an environmental friendly project by recycling used inkjet cartridges in exchange for computers. If you use inkjet printer cartridges at home or in your place of work, please don’t throw them away when they are empty. Instead give them to Nano Nagle School and help the pupils learn computers in school. When the school has collected 2,000 cartridges they will receive a free computer for the school. You will also help the environment by recycling these products.

A big treat in store for bluegrass fans in the area on Friday 14th April when ‘McLeod’ – from Alaska, will play in the Abymill Theatre. The five-piece band are playing together since 1979 and have toured such faraway places as Russia. This April they will play in Fethard as part of their Irish tour. Tickets for the concert are £5 each and early booking is advisable. Doors will open at 8.15pm.

Sunday the 21st May has been designated ‘Pilgrimage Sunday’ throughout Ireland. It is proposed to have our annual pilgrimage to the holy year cross on Slievenamon on this date, especially as the GAA has allowed this Sunday to be a free day from matches to facilitate the local pilgrimages which will be held in each parish. Further details about this pilgrimage closer to the date.

The Ballyluskey White Heather Harriers committee want to thank sincerely all landowners over whose land the pack hunted during the past season.

Members of Fethard and Killusty Community Council will travel on the first leg of an exchange trip with St. David’s in Wales on Friday 31st March. The trip, organised by Tipperary SR County Council and facilitated by TRBDI, will offer both communities the chance to look at each others town with the aim of learning and seeking opportunities for sustainable development. The following representatives will travel from Fethard: Joe Kenny, Fr. Ben O'Brien OSA, Jimmy Connolly, Peter Grant, David Sceats, Mairead Croke, Mary Hanrahan, Chris Nevin, Dóirín Saurus and Terry Cunningham. The group will be accompanied by two facilitators from Tipperary SR County Council / TRBDI, who will look after expenses and log the trip.
Workshops will include a presentation by the Fethard group on the historical, social and economic situation in Fethard, look at our vision for sustainable development in both towns and explore initial areas for joint projects.

Transition year students once again supported and worked for Daffodil Day 2000. Many thanks to Rebecca Carroll, Kevin Whyte, John Hanrahan, Jennifer Frewen and Bill Hunt who picked the daffodils at Coolmore. Thanks also to Patrice Tobin, Eoin Sullivan, Eoin Walsh, John Hanrahan, Alison Holohan, Pamela Sharpe, Noelle Leahy and Donna Walsh who bound the flowers and sold them.
Anne Connolly, co-ordinator of Fethard Daffodil Day wishes to thank sincerely the students and all who helped and supported this very worthy cause. Full details of proceeds next week.

Second year students enjoyed an eventful three days in the Kilfinane Activity Centre. Sixth year students attended a performance of 'The Playboy of the Western World' in Cork. The fifth year students spent a very worthwhile day on Thursday 23rd learning how to study and plan their study time.

One swallow may not make a summer but how about one hundred. A flock of upwards of 100 of our very welcome summer visitors were seen at Grove on the very early date of March 21st. These were evidently not Tipperary natives as they journeyed on to parts further north. Lesser numbers have been seen hawking for flies over the Clashawley in the same area during the past week.

the ongoing litter problem now seems to a serious concern nation-wide. A fifty pound fine is now the penalty for carelessly dropping litter. One thing is certain, this law if strictly enforced will create more revenue than the National Lotto. Most of us seem to have a total aversion to using litter bins.


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