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Saturday 1st July 2000

Results for Wednesday 28th June 2000
1st Gross: Frances Burke and Margaret Hackett
2nd Gross: Nell Broderick and Annie O'Brien
1st Nett: Kay St. John and Rita Kane
2nd Nett: Margaret Coffey and Teresa Cummins
Results for Wednesday 21st June 2000
1st Gross: Kitty McCarthy and Philly Kenny
2nd Gross: Nell Broderick and Betty Walsh
1st Nett: Kay St. John and Rita Kane
2nd Nett: Kathleen O'Connell and Maura Mullins
Anyone looking for a partner should contact Annie O'Brien 31862.

The Fethard & Killusty Community Council would like to thank all who supported their Church Gate Collection held this weekend. The next committee meeting will take place on Tuesday 11th July at 8.30pm in the Tirry Community Centre. The meeting will be attended by John Quinn, Director of Community Enterprise, and Teresa Hennessy, Health Promotion Officer, South Eastern Health Board.

Last week's winning numbers were 10, 12, 20 and 25.
No Jackpot winner and
two 'Match 3' winners, each winning £50.
The winners were:
Joan O'Meara, The Green, Fethard,
and David O'Loughlin, c/o Coolmore Stud, Fethard.
This weeks Jackpot is now £3,100.

The official opening of the new footbridge over the Clashawley took place on Monday evening 26th May at 8.30pm. The 'Millennium Bridge' was opened by Chairman of Tipperary SR County Council, Cllr Pat Norris.

The annual general meeting of The Mill (Fethard) Ltd will take place on Wednesday 12th July at 8pm in the Abymill.

The Irish Heart Foundation will hold their annual Church Gate Collection this weekend 9th July.

On Saturday 8th July we play Moycarkey in the Intermediate Camogie Championship at 7.30pm in Fethard. This should be a cracking game and we ask all our local supporters to come along and cheer us on.

On Tuesday last our under 18 hurling team received a walkover from Davins. Their game against Ballybacon Grange took place on Tuesday night last (report next week). All other fixtures will be published on the sports page. Hurling training continues on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
In preparation for our Senior football county championship clash against Ardfinnan on Sunday 9th at 7.30pm in Clonmel, we played a challenge game last week in Fethard. Best of luck to the team on Sunday.
Our Intermediates continue their training and challenge games on Tuesday and Fridays in preparation for their up and coming championship games.
Our under 18 fate in the championship will be known after Friday 7th July pending the result of the Killenaule v Newcastle fixture.
In our GAA Sports Lotto we had one 'Match 3' winner, Kay Williams, Killusty, who won £100. The numbers drawn were 11, 14, 18 and 19. Next weeks Jackpot £600. Thanks for your continued support.
This is the final week for purchasing tickets for the County Board Draw. Tickets are £60 yearly or £5 per month by direct debit.

The Fethard Ballroom dancers attended the All-Ireland Championships 2000 in Mosney on Saturday 17th June and Sunday 18th June. This was a very successful outing with the following results on Saturday: Garry Murphy and Lisa Corcoran coming 1st in the Standard Junior section; Damien Shine and Breda Murphy 3rd in the Standard Junior; Daniel Kinnane and Edell Grogan 5th in the Standard Junior. On Sunday Claire and Sandra Corcoran came 1st in the Standard Juvenile section and also runners-up in the All-Ireland Open Championship; Girty and Billy Corcoran were runners-up in the Standard Two Dance; Joan Shine and Ned Kinnane were runners-up in the non-competitors waltz.
This was a great achievement by all considering all the dancers are dancing less than one year. Congratulations to Mai and Dinny Murphy from Cahir for teaching the students their dancing skills at classes held every Tuesday and Friday nights in the Ballroom.

We record the death of Miriam Carroll, Menlo, who died on Sunday 2nd July. Interment took place in Holy Trinity Parish Church Fethard.
We record the death of Evie Croome Carroll, Donoughmore House, Lisronagh, who died on Tuesday 27th June. Evie will be especially remembered for her ponies in Kiltinan and her magnificent entries in the Fethard Festival Fancy Dress Parade. Interment took place in Powerstown Church Graveyard.
The death has occurred in England of Mrs Bridget Fahy, formerly Bridget O'Shea, Coolmoyne. Interment took place in England.

The annual general meeting of Killusty Soccer Club will take place on Friday 7th July at 8.30pm in the Abymill Theatre. All players are requested to attend.

The wedding took place at Powerstown Church on Saturday 1st July of Eugene Walsh, St. Patrick's Place, to Ms. Tracy Ryan, Clonmel.

Via Fethard / Killenaule would now seem to have become a regular route for Crok team supporters en route to GAA games in Thurles. A constant stream of red and white bedecked cars, minibuses and coaches passed through the town from 9.30am last Sunday heading for the Munster final between Cork and Tipperary. The traffic, apart from a brief hold up after the Sunday morning Masses, was free-flowing at all times.
On the return journey, with the car horns sounding and the flags waving proudly, the 'rebel county' supporters let us know in no uncertain manner who had won on the day.
Speaking of traffic, we had two examples during the week of the lack of courtesy and bad manners shown by many modern day drivers. A gentleman using a walking stick crossing the Main Street had to retreat as quickly as possible from a young horn blowing motorist with this 'get out of my way' attitude. On Saturday night a lady on the way to 7pm Mass was absolutely drenched by a motorist driving quickly and carelessly through the surface water close to the narrow pavement on the Convent Bridge. Incidentally, this was not the first time this has occurred at the same place. Surely a little courtesy to our fellow road users is not much to ask. Always remember when driving on the road, you may have the right of way, you certainly have not the right of ownership.

Thieves who came well prepared carried out a well planned robbery on the coin operated phone kiosk on Main Street early on Sunday morning. They cut a neat hole in the bottom of the cash container with a blow torch and removed the contents. A similar collection, we understand, was carried out on a number of other phone booths in the area on the same night.

The Day Care Centre certainly closed with a flourish last Friday when Tipp FM visited the centre and spoke to many of the members. We had the pleasure of hearing the recording on the following Monday. On Tuesday 26th June, the annual outing from the centre took place. Seventy members set out for a lovely drive through the Vee, a beautiful sight at this time of year with all the flowers in full bloom. Later on, everyone enjoyed a delicious meal in Lawlors Hotel, Dungarvan. This was followed by a session of song, dance and fun.
The Day Care Centre will reopen on Monday 4th September. A very sincere 'thank you' is due to all who worked so hard for the good of the centre during the past year, especially, the kitchen staff, voluntary workers, committee members, musicians and the participants of the Community Employment Scheme. Thank you also to the people of Fethard who supported so generously, our church gate collection for the centre. Over £550 was donated and greatly appreciated.

Fethard Athletic Club and Community Games will hold a combined Open Sports Day in Fethard GAA Park on Sunday 16th July. Enquiries to Dr. Carmel Condon, Secretary.

The county athletics finals were held in Ned Hall Park, Clonmel, on Sunday last. Silver medals went to athletes Damien Morrissey (under 8), Barrack Street, and Owen Maher (under 16), Abbeyville. A bronze medal was won by Daniel Hickey, Woodvale Walk.

The Munster Finals of Community Games will take place this Saturday 8th July in Listowel, Co. Kerry. Fethard / Killusty area are represented in judo and volleyball. Judo representatives are: Michelle Bradshaw, Bernadette Costello, Stacy Grace, Stephanie Lawrence, Christopher Sheehan and D. J. Gorey. Girls volleyball: Zoe Cooney, Evelyn Fogarty, Sarah Standbridge, Miriam Carroll, Vanessa O'Donnell, Ashley McCormack-John, Helen Frewen, Kelly-Anne Nevin, Evelyn O'Connor, Mary Gorey and Sarah Healy. A minibus will leave the Town Hall at 8.45am and the fare is £5 return for everybody travelling. The venue for the judo is the Convent Hall, Listowel, and the coordinator is Sheila Dillon. The venue for volleyball is the Gym, St. Michael's College, Listowel, and the coordinator is Martin McCarthy. The best of luck to all athletes at these prestigious ESB Provincial finals.

Catriona Stapleton, Coolmoyne, was chosen as the first host for Tipp FM 'In Your Kitchen' breakfast show which was broadcast from Catriona's kitchen on Wednesday 28th June. Catriona had invited lots of her friends and neighbours to take part in the three-hour show.

Gentlemen Ladies Hairdressers are quite common at present. We now have the reverse in Fethard as local hairdresser Elizabeth Burke has set up a Gentleman's Barbers Shop in Burke Street, the traditional street for barbers shops in Fethard. Previous Burke Street barbers were Jack Kenrick, Paddy McGrath and Pat McCarthy. We wish Liz the best of luck and every success in her new venture.

During the months of July and August, there will be no meetings of the society, if anyone needs help they can contact any member of the society, Dinny Burke, Lynn Cummins, Vincent Doocey, Sean Ryan and Peggy Sullivan.

This year the 40 hours adoration and the night vigil will be held in conjunction with each other. The 40 adoration of the Eucharist will start after 11:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday 9th of July, there will a holy hour on both that Sunday and on Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. This time gives us all an opportunity to meditate and come before the Lord, possibly to give thanks to him for those times when things went well for us, or maybe to place before him our own private needs and prayers. You are more than welcome to join us for one of our Holy Hours, or else call into the Church during the Sunday, Monday or Tuesday and make your own privates prayers before our Friend Jesus.
The ‘40 Hours’ will finish up with the Night Vigil, the same as which has been held for the past few years. The vigil will begin on Tuesday the 11th of July. The timetable is as follows:
10:00pm — Introduction and celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
11:00pm — Hour of Meditation and prayer.
12:00 [midnight] — Coffee/tea break, proceeds going to the South Tipperary Hospice movement.
12:40am — Stations of the Cross. (in the convent garden)
1:30am — Celebration of the Eucharist.
The night vigil allows us to take time out from our own everyday lives and give some space to God our loving Father, if we have difficulties or problems we can tell him these, or if we have something to thank him for we can praise him. There will be a petition box placed in the Church during the ‘40 Hours’, you can place your own private needs in it and the Mass which will celebrated during the ‘40 Hours’ will be offered for all of these. (the contents will be destroyed afterwards and none will be read out)
This time is special for all of us, it affords us an opportunity to give thanks, to pray in need or just to be with the Lord. Please join us in some part of these few days and in unity we will come before God who loves each of us as his children.


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