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Saturday 8th April 2000

On Sunday last 9th April, our young guns turned on the style in producing their best performance to date in accounting for Ardfinnan on a scoreline; Fethard 3-20 to Ardfinnan's 3-8. Our next outing takes place on the Easter Weekend when we play the county semifinal.
After our free weekend last Sunday we start the South Championship, which is run on a league basis, on Friday next 14th April, against Ardfinnan. This will also be a rehearsal for the first round of the County Championship when we play the same opposition in early July. On Easter weekend we play Cahir and on the last weekend of April we play Moyle Rovers.
We had a great result in the league game against Mullinahone. Score Fethard 2-12, Mullinahone 0-6. Team: Miceál Sean McCormack, John Kelly, Michael Fitzgerald, Kenneth Browne, Ken Hackett, Michael Burke, Paul Hackett, John Hurley, Stephen O'Donnell, Brendan Doyle (0-1), Colin Allen (0-1), Brendan Brett (0-3), Diarmuid Burke, Garreth Byrne (2-1), Michael O'Riordan (0-2). Subs used: Michael Ryan, Shat Ryan, Johnny Neville and Peter Carroll. Our next game in this competition is in Fethard on Wednesday 19th April at 7.15pm against Killenaule. Please note change of night.
The replay of our drawn game against Croom of Limerick takes place on Sunday 16th April in Mitchelstown at 7pm. Best of luck to all concerned.
On Saturday next 15th April, our under 21 'A' hurlers face Killenaule in the South semifinal. Check sports page for time and venue. Best of luck.
The Intermediate County League is due to start over Easter and training continues on Thursday nights in the GAA Field at 7.30pm, under the watchful eye of Angus Ryan.
On Tuesday 11th Our juniors played Ballingarry. Report next week.
Last week we lost to Ardfinnan away, on a scoreline Ardfinnan 1-13, Fethard 1-7. On Monday 10th we played Cahir. Report next week.
On April 6th we played Clonmel Óg. Peter Gough scored 3 goals, Paul Walsh, David Conway and Owen Doyle got one each to leave the final score Fethard 6-0 and Clonmel Óg 2-0. On Thursday April 13th we are away to Cahir at 6.30pm.
We ask you for your support on the lotto which is launched this week, also on the Irish Grand National Sweep which promoters are now selling.

The Well Golf Society held its first outing of this season on Saturday 25th March at Clonmel Golf Club. It was a very successful outing and the following are the results:
Category 1: 1st Matty Tynan, 2nd Jim Smyth, 3rd Sean Aylward.
Category 2: 1st Shay Ryan, 2nd Paddy Clancy, 3rd Jimmy Butler
Our next outing will take place in Carrick on Saturday 15th April.

Results for Wednesday 5th April.
1st Gross: Annie O'Brien and Noreen Evans
2nd Gross: Teresa Cummins and Alice Quinn
1st Nett: Marie Delaney and Olive Looby
2nd Nett: Philly Kenny and Tess O'Flynn
Anyone looking for a partner should contact Annie O'Brien (052) 31862.

The Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto is now launched with an opening Jackpot of £2,000. This community lotto is organised for the benefit of the whole community and any groups wishing to take part and benefit from the proceeds are asked to contact Fr. Ben O'Brien or any member of the Fethard and Killusty Community Council. The first draw of the new Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto will take place on Tuesday night, 18th April, in the Tirry Community Centre. Please support this way of 'Helping Ourselves' and the community we live in.

Anne Connolly, coordinator of Fethard Daffodil Day wishes to thank sincerely the students and all who helped and supported this very worthy cause. Total proceeds for the day amounted to £1, 591.50.

The Annual Walk in aid of the local Lourdes Invalid Fund will take place in early May. Sponsorship cards and further details will be available at a later date. We are happy to report that two local people won small prizes in the Diocesan Lourdes Draw, Michael Cummins, Everardsgrange, and Sally Hayes, Cashel Road.

Fethard Scouts had a very successful outing to Lyrenala Wood, Clonmel on Sunday April 2nd where they took part in the U/13 Scouts Orienteering Competition, Fethard took first and second place in the individual competition and first place in the team event.
Congratulations to Kieran Barrett, and Eoin Delahunty winners in the Individual competition and to the Fethard Troop, and their Scoutmasters, the first prize-winning team.

On of the many purposes of the Community Council’s visit to St. David’s in Wales was to identify ideas for joint projects. Following presentations and discussion, an extensive list of issues was generated and from these, two areas were identified for further discussion. These were Business & Enterprise and Community Development & Education. Fethard is keen to increase community income through tourism and felt that there were lessons to be learned from St. David’s experiences, therefore the focus of the session in St. David’s was tourism.
Suggestions included implementing a strong marketing strategy, investigating grant schemes similar to the Enhancement Scheme in St. David’s and using lessons learned from the Pembrokeshire National Park Authority to influence the planning authority in Tipperary. Each town has differences which can attract visitors – Fethard has a strong equine industry whilst St. David’s has a magnificent coastline.
A group from St. David's are expected to visit Fethard at the end of April for further exploratory talks.

Music fans will have a special treat in store for them on Friday 14th April with the visit of ‘McLeod’ – a bluegrass band from Alaska currently on an Irish tour. The band will play in the Abymill Theatre commencing at 8.15pm and tickets are available at the door at £5 each or can be booked at O'Flynn's Menswear, Burke Street. Tel: 052 31254.

Easter confessions and ceremonies are as follows:
Confessions take place on Saturday 15th April from 12 noon to 1pm. Reconciliation Service will take place on the same night within Mass at 7.30pm.
On Spy Wednesday, 17th April, confessions from 12 to 1pm and from 7 to 7.30pm.
Holy Thursday confessions from 12 to 1pm and from 7 to 7.30pm. Mass for the Lord's Supper at 7.30pm, with adoration in the side chapel until 11pm.
On Good Friday confessions are from 12 to 1pm, from 4pm to 5pm, and from 7pm to 7.30pm. The liturgy commemorating the passion and death of Christ, together with Holy Communion, will begin at 3pm. Stations of the Cross at 7.30pm.
On Easter Saturday night the liturgy for Easter will begin at 9pm with the lighting of the Paschal fire and the Paschal candle.

The ICA will hold a '25 Drive' in the Ballroom on Friday night 14th April at 9pm. Proceeds are in aid of Trocaire and your support is requested.

Monday 17th April: Reconciliation service at 8pm.
Holy Thursday: Early Mass at 4pm, Celebration of the Last Supper at 8pm, and an Hour of Prayer – for the sick and those who care for them at 10.30pm
Good Friday: Veneration of the cross at 3pm, and Stations of the Cross in Convent Grounds at 8pm.
Holy Saturday: The Easter Vigil at 8pm.

Tuesday 18th April: Reconciliation service at 8pm.
Holy Thursday: Celebration of the Last Supper at 8pm.
Good Friday: Stations of the cross at 3pm and Veneration of the cross at 8pm.
Holy Saturday: The Easter Vigil at 8pm.

Application Forms are now available for anyone requiring Assistance with Communion/ Confirmation Expenses. These application forms are at the rear of both the Parish and Abbey Churches. These forms should be returned as soon as possible to any member of the Saint Vincent De Paul.
The annual senior citizens trip to Carne Co. Wexford takes place on June 24th , please give names to any member or Rita Kearney as there are a limited number of places available.
Please note our meetings are now held on the first Wednesday of every month in the Tirry Community Centre at 6.30pm. Should anyone require assistance before any meeting please contact any of the below listed committee members: Denis Burke, Fr Sean Ryan, Vincent Doocey, Peggy Sullivan and Lynn Cummins.

Congratulations to Cathal Maher, winner of the essay competition for 5th and 6th class national schoolboys sponsored by the Parents Association. The sponsoring committee wish to thank sincerely Mrs Anne O'Donnell who judged the competition and to all the boys who participated. Mrs O'Donnell was very impressed with the overall high standard of the essays.

The wedding took place at Killusty Church on Saturday 8th April of Claire, daughter of Mr & Jim Williams, Kilusty to Mr Derek Landy, Clonmel.

Tim O'Riordan local veteran greyhound owner had his vast knowledge, and expertise in greyhound matters fully vindicated in his judgement in purchasing three greyhound pups in 1998. The three puppies from a first litter of both sire and dam Arrigle Phantom and Springmount Dame, Tee on Gee, Mooncoin Harry and Lady Dame all won on their initial outings.
All three received rave notices on the national press sporting pages. Tee on Gee winning by a distance was just .06 seconds of the 325 track record in making his winning debut at Mullingar has received very special mention.
Tim a long time stalwart of Fethard Sunday Coursing Club specialises in a policy of bringing on young dogs, winning a race or two and selling them on. He has produced many outstanding greyhounds over the years, the most recent two being Debs Hare and Years of Study.


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