The first draw of the new Community Lotto took place on last Tuesday night in the Fr. Tirry Community Centre. The £2000 Jackpot is a very attractive reason for playing but the most important reason is that you are helping your community to be a better place to live in. We would like to invite helpers, either individuals or organisations, to come along on Tuesday nights to the Tirry Centre at 7pm where the weekly draw will take place.
If you would like to help sell tickets on a rota basis please contact any member of the Community Council or ring Mairead at the Community Information Office. Telephone: 052 31000.
This message was received from Treasa Goodwin, Chairperson New York Young Irelands Camogie Club. "We had to change the date for the International 7-A-Side Tournament here in New York as on speaking to the Camogie Association in Ireland they informed me that all the Junior Camogie Finals are on that weekend so we finalised the date for the 7-A-Side. It's now on August 19th and 20th. Thank you so much for your help."
BALLROOM CAR PARK 'SKIP'
The County Council have provided a 'skip' for unwanted rubbish in the Ballroom Car Park for the next few days. If you have rubbish to get rid of now is your chance. Please use it also for rubbish not suitable for the bottle recycling bins.
FETHARD WEB SITE
The Fethard website, WWW.FETHARD.COM dedicated to emigrants from the parish of Fethard and Killusty has now had over 100,000 visits since it first began in January 1998. The website continues to grow and attract new visitors daily. It is planned to include some audio excerpts of Fethard personalities within the very near future.
FETHARD HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The next meeting of Fethard Historical Society will take place in the Abymill Theatre (upstairs) on Tuesday 25th April at 8.30pm.
Members of the Community Council will commence a six-week Community Enterprise Programme on Tuesday 25th April, in the Tirry Community Centre at 8pm. The Programme is designed to deliver the best possible community use for the proposed lease of the Convent Hall. Anyone willing to take part please contact Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road, Fethard. (052) 31663.
FETHARD GAA NOTES
On Friday last we played the first round of the South Championship beating Ardfinnan by 0-13 (0-8) to 0-9 (0-3). Team: Paul Fitzgerald, Thomas Anglim, Cian Maher, Murt Ryan, Jimmy O'Meara, Michael Quinlan, Damian Byrne, Miceál Spillane, Aidan Fitzgerald (0-2), Conor McCarthy (0-9), Brian Burke (0-1), Glen Burke, Kenneth O'Donnell, J. P. Looby, Kenneth Byrne. Subs used: Tommy Sheehan (0-1). Our next game in the South Championship is on Sunday 23rd April against Cahir at 7pm.
On Saturday next, April 22nd, we play the county semifinal in New Inn at 6pm. Best of luck. After one of their best displays of football ever seen in this grade by our squad we play west champions Galtee Rovers.
We play Killenaule following our victory over Mullinahone in the league. Another victory would put us in a very strong position to qualify.
JUNIOR '99 MUNSTER CHAMPIONSHIP (TOURNAMENT)
On Sunday 16th April, short six of our panel through injury, our team displayed great courage in the much awaited replay against Croom in Kilbeheny by winning 3-11 (2-7) to 2-11 (0-4). Croom with four members of the winning Munster Under 21 football team on display (Mark O'Riordan (man of the match), John Galvin captain), Stephen Lucey and Feanor Lalor) came at us very strong in the second half. We gave a first class display in the first half scoring 2-7 to 0-4 which enabled us to hold out in the end. Our next game is against Listowel (Emmets), date to be arranged. Team: Miceál Sean McCormack, John Kelly, Michael Ryan (captain), Kenny Hackett, Alen Phelan, Michael Ahearn, Keith Woodlock, P.J. Ahearn, David Morrissey (0-2), Glen Burke (0-1), Kenneth Byrne (0-2), Brendan Brett (0-2), Colin Allen (2-2), John Hurley (1-0), Karl Maher (0-2). Subs: Paul Hackett for John Kelly, Ronan Allen for Glen Burke, John O'Meara and Patrick Cooney.
On Saturday 15th April we lost the semifinal of the under 21 south championship to Killenaule, the same opposition as last year, on a scoreline 5-18 to 2-6. Team: Conor McCarthy, Keith Woodlock, Alan O'Meara, Michael Costello, Kevin O'Donnell, Michael Ahearn, Michael Carroll, Aidan Fitzgerald (0-1), Cian Maher, Ciarán Treacy (0-5), Alan Phelan, Conor O'Donnell (2-0), Kenneth O'Donnell, Owen Doyle and Karl Maher.
Our Intermediates are back training on Thursday nights under Angus and his selectors. We await our county league fixtures which are due to start on Tuesday 25th April.
Our lotto started last week with the first draw taking place on Monday night in the dressing rooms. Our next draws will be rotated around the town.
Our Irish Grand National Sweep is now in full swing with lines available from any committee member.
In the under 12 'A' Fethard are at home to Ardfinnan at 7pm on Thursday 20th April in the GAA field.
Our under 16's played Ardfinnan, in Ardfinnan, in their first game. After a very shaky start against a very impressive looking Ardfinnan team, our lads settled down and an Alan Bourke goal gave us some hope. In the second half, against the wind, we had some very good spells with Johnny Needham very impressive. However, Ardfinnan scored some very good points to win deservedly.
Our next game at home against Cahir was a different affair. We started very well but couldn't get the scores. We then missed a great chance of a goal and Cahir scored one. We had an uphill battle to fight and we again improved in the second half, kicking some great scores, but Cahir proved well able to get their scores also and won well in the end. Our most impressive players were Paul Cleary, Gary Williams, Alan Bourke, Nicky Noonan along with midfielders John Needham and Emmet Burke.
This week we are running off the Bro Albert Cup joining up with the under 14's. The first semifinal saw Emmet Burke's team advance to the final. The second semifinal takes place on Wednesday when Chris Doyle's team plays Gary William's team. The final takes place on Saturday 22nd at 6pm in the sportsfield.
AUGUSTINIAN ABBEY - EASTER
On Holy Thursday confessions take place 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.
PARISH CHURCH - EASTER
On Holy Thursday early Mass takes place at 4pm, Celebration of the Last Supper at 8pm, and an Hour of Prayer for the sick and those who care for them at 10pm
On Good Friday veneration of the cross starts at 3pm, and Stations of the Cross in the Convent Grounds at 8pm. On Holy Saturday the Easter Vigil commences at 8pm.
KILLUSTY CHURCH - EASTER
On Holy Thursday the Celebration of the Last Supper begins at 8pm. On Good Friday the stations of the cross takes place at 3pm and veneration of the cross at 8pm.
On Holy Saturday the Easter Vigil starts at 8pm.
FETHARD BRIDGE CLUB
On Wednesday 12th April we played for Easter Eggs and the results were as follows:
1st Gross: Bridget Gorey and Betty Walsh
2nd Gross: Teresa Cummins and Alice Quinn
3rd Gross: Annie O'Brien and Noreen Evans
1st Nett: Nora Lawrence and Rosemary Lalor
2nd Nett: Eve Goodbody and Suzanne Opray
3rd Nett Fr. John Meagher and Mary Quirke
Congratulations to Gemma and Mike Burke who won the novice section at the Clonmel Bridge Congress on Friday 14th April. Anyone looking for partner should contact Annie O'Brien (052) 31862.
The Swimming County Finals will take place in Tipperary Pool on Saturday, 6th May, commencing at 4pm. Events are: Freestyle under/8, under/10, under/12, under/14 and under/16 boys and girls; Backstroke under/10, under/14 and under/16 boys and girls; Breaststroke under/12 and under/14 boys and girls; Butterfly under/16 boys and girls; Under/13 squad Freestyle 4 plus one sub boys and girls. The coordinator is Mrs Breda Christie, telephone (062) 52358. Entry fee is £1 for individual events and £5 for squad. The closing date for entries is Saturday 20th April. Entry forms available from: The Secretary, Mrs Phyllis Grace, 40 Woodvale Walk, Fethard. These must be submitted to Mrs Kathleen England, Mount Butler, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary, before Saturday next. Tel (0504) 21776.
The County Finals of Community Games Judo will take place in the Town Hall Fethard on Saturday 20th May, at 11am. Entry fee is £1 on the day or previous evening. Coordinator is Valerie Colville, Telephone: (052) 31906 or (086) 8401813. Events: Girls under 30kg, 35kg, 40kg, 45kg, 50kg and open; Boys under 25kg, 30kg, 35kg, 40kg, 45kg, 50kg, 55kg and open.