Congratulations to Fethard and Killusty U/10 GAA team, who have defeated Drangan, Clerihan and Killenaule on their way to the South Final when they will meet Powerstown Lisronagh this Friday evening in Fethard at 6.45pm. The ref. will be Charlie Boland. Adm. £1.00. This promises to be a very exciting match between two excellent teams.
Powerstown reached the Co. Final last year but Fethard have had runaway wins in all of their games this year. They defeated Clerihan 6-1 to 1-1, James Kelly scoring 2 goals 1 point, Adrian Lawrence 1 goal and Tommy Sheehan Jnr 3 goals.
In the match against Killenaule the result was 5-3 to 2-2. Scorers were: Adrian Lawrence 2-1, James Kelly 3-2 and Ciaran Ryan 1 goal.
Captain Matt O’Sullivan, Main St, says his team are in great form for the weekend his colleagues are : Edmund Sheehan, Philip Doyle, Adam Lyons, Ben Walsh, Adrian Lawrence, Ciaran Ryan, James Kelly, Daniel Hickey, Glen Maher, Owen O’Connell, Kevin Hayes, Tommy Sheehan, Jerome Ahearne and Alan Lawrence. Team manager: Michael Sheehan, Woodvale Walk we wish them the best of luck.
The County Final will take place on Monday next June 5th in Littleton at 6.30pm and the hurling will take place at 7.30.
Young Footballer Introduced as a sub in the second half of the U/10 game against Killenaule was Ronan Fitzgerald. Ronan has not yet reached his sixth birthday, and while this certainly makes him the youngest ever to represent Fethard does it make him the youngest player in Ireland to play in an official competition. At an age when most boys are using a football as a soft toy the manner in which Ronan can handle and kick a football is duly amazing for a lad still in kindergarten class.
COMMUNITY GAMES ATHLETICS
The area finals in athletics will take place this Saturday, June 3rd at 1.30pm in the GAA Park. Entry fee £1.00.
Races for boys and girls U/8, 10, 12 ,14, 16 and 17 also some tots races.
Competitors must reside in Fethard/Killusty area and be under the age specified on 31st July 2000.
Once a child wins a gold medal, they are then exempt from any other qualifying races.
The County Athletics Finals will take place in Clonmel on Sunday June 25th.
The largest crowd ever to take part in a Slievenamon pilgrimage walk to the Holy Year Cross on Slievenamon in the Fethard / Killusty millennium parish pilgrimage on Sunday May 21st. The Ceremony concluded with mass in O’Donnell’s field followed by much appreciated refreshments served by a local committee.
FR Sean Ryan CC was spiritual director and amongst the pilgrims who completed the journey to the cross was sprightly octogenarian Fr John Meagher OSA.
To mark his fifty years unbroken association with the Slievenamon pilgrimage, as general administrator and co-ordinator, a presentation was made to Christy Williams of a beautiful framed picture of the dawn sunrise on Slievenamon, taken on 1st January 2000.
The sacrament of First Communion will take place on Sunday next at 10am Mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Killusty.
No lotto winner this week. Last week's numbers were 8,13,16 and 19.
Five match three winners: Mick Ahearne, Prospect; Paul Kenrick, The Green; Eamon Cullan, C/o McCarthy’s Hotel; Jacinta Allen, The Green; John Mockler, Cloneen.
GAA CLUB NEWS
Junior Football: Our much awaited Munster Semi final is to be played on next weekend. Monday been the most likely day.
Well done to Michael Ryan and Miceal Spillane in they’re victory over Waterford in the Intermediate hurling last Sunday.
Senior Football: Co. League Final is to be re-arranged with Aherlow.
Intermediate Hurling: Co League game against Gortnahoe which was cancelled due to the death of Tom Lanigan Father of Martin and Jim is to be rearranged for a later date. The club sympathises with the Lanigan family in their bereavement.
Minor Football: On the 23rd May in Marlfield we put a tremendous performance in defeat when going down to a strong Cahir side on the score 1-12 to 0-12.
Team: Ronan Maher, John Hanrahan, John O’Meara, Alan Burke, Paul Hackett, Diarmuid Burke, Ian Kenrick, John Needham (0-2), Glen Burke (0-8), Paul Morrissey, Owen Doyle, Brian Coen, Michael Lawrence, Ronan Allen (0-1), John Noonan (0-1). Sub. Paddy Cooney for Michael Lawrence.
Under 14 Football: Played Kilcash/Kilshellan on Monday night last, report next week.
Under 12 Football: In the South Final on Saturday last we had to give way to a very strong Moyle Rovers team after an excellent first half display which ended all square 0-1 each.
Team: Edmund Sheehan, Pat Holohan, Liam Ryan, Niall Hayes, Christopher Sheehan, David Prout, Nicky Gorey, Tom Gilpin, Owen Doyle, John Williams, Peter Gough, Paul Walsh, Owen Condon, Stephen O’Meara, David Conway. Subs used Declan Doyle and Adrian Lawrence.
Under 12 Hurling: Tonight Thursday 1st June we play Killenaule in Fethard at 7.00pm.
Under 10 Football: Best of luck to all in there match against Moyle Rovers this Friday evening in the Community Games.
Tickets for Tipperary v Clare
The members list for tickets to the senior hurling championship game between Tipperary and Clare will be posted in Newport's shop window.
AUGUSTINIANS TO STAY IN FETHARD
The Augustinian order will continue to have a community in Fethard, at least until 2005. The good news was announced on Wednesday that, from May 2001, Fethard will have a community of at least four priests. The local priests may also be changed to different communities in May. In 2005 the situation will again be reviewed when the total number of Augustinian priests serving Ireland is estimated to be almost half of what it is today. This is due to the fall in the number of vocations to the priesthood.
Our sympathy to Cliff and Veronica Wilkinson, Killerk, on the recent death of their 24 year old son Thomas who died tragically in a road accident in London over Easter.
A sympathy Mass will be held in Fethard Parish Church on Wednesday 31st May at 7.30pm.
COMMUNITY LOTTO RESULTS
The numbers drawn on Tuesday night 23rd May were 4, 15, 28 and 29. No Jackpot winner. Three Match three winners: Billy & Johnny, 471 Collins Park, Callan; Richard Dunne, 35 Rice Park, Callan; and Mary Slattery, The Green, Fethard. Next week's Jackpot is £2,600.
COUNTY COUNCIL NEWS
The following report was received from Councillor John Fahey.
" That the sewerage scheme in Fethard be extended to the Cashel Road and the Clonmel Road"
1. Cashel Road
The sewer to serve the existing houses on the Cashel Road will have to be extended from the manhole adjacent to the Community Centre. This greatly increases the cost of servicing the houses involved. There is, however, a planning proposal, currently under appeal, for housing development in the area on the town side of the existing houses. This development would require that the sewer be extended from the Community Centre.
It is recommended, therefore, that the outcome in relation to the planning be awaited and that the possibility of further extension of the sewer to serve the existing houses by means of a group scheme would then be investigated.
2. Clonmel Road
Existing houses adjacent to the town on the Clonmel Road are serviced. Extension of the sewer to houses further out would be completely uneconomic. The Fethard Town Development Plan 1999 does not provide for housing or commercial development along this roadway.
The Council accordingly has not plans to extend the sewer on the Clonmel Road
" Public light at Ballroom Car Park, Fethard"
A public light has been included in the current year's Programme for Public Lighting for the Ballroom Car Park.
BRIDGE CLUB NEWS
Fethard Bridge Club held its AGM on Wednesday, 24th May. The incoming President is Anna Cooke and the following officers and committee were elected:
Vice President: Nora Lawrence
Secretary: Gemma Burke
Treasurer: Bernie O'Meara
Asst. Treasurer: Annie O'Brien
PRO: Tony Hanrahan
Committee: Nell Broderick, Breda Walsh, Berney Myles, Betty Walsh, Alice Quinn, Margaret Hackett and Frances Burke.
Summer bridge will continue on Wednesday evenings. The winter season will commence on Wednesday 6th September and Monday night bridge will continue from 11th September.
The results of the game following the AGM are as follows:
1st Gross Alice Quinn and Teresa Cummins
2nd Gross Gemma and Mike Burke
1st Nett Maureen Maher and Breda O'Shea
2nd Nett Margaret Coffey and Cinta O'Flynn
Anyone looking for a partner should contact Annie O'Brien 31862.