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Saturday 12th August 2000

Wednesday 9th August 2000
1st Gross: Frances Burke and Breda Walsh
2nd Gross: Brigid Gorey and Bernie O'Meara
1st Nett: Mike Burke and Suzanne Opray
2nd Nett: Annie O'Brien and Noreen Evans
Anyone looking for a partner please contact: Annie O'Brien (052) 31862

No Jackpot winner this week. The numbers drawn were 7, 15, 24 and 32. We had just one 'Match 3' winner, Claire Coffey, Burke Street, Fethard, who received £100. Next weeks Jackpot £3,600. Please continue your support. Tickets £1.
If any local organisations are willing to get involved using the Community Lotto for fundraising. Please contact any member of the Fethard & Killusty Community Council. The percentage breakdown of lotto tickets sales last week were: Fethard & Killusty Community Council 81%; Hogan Musical Society 10%; Senior Citizens 6%; Day Care Centre 2%; other sales 1%. Average weekly sales so far amount to 614.
The Lotto finance committee have made their first payment this week, from Lotto proceeds, of £5,000 to the Fethard & Killusty Community Council. This will go towards the purchase of the Convent Hall for community use.
The Community Lotto is available to all community groups for fundraising purposes and the more that get involved selling weekly tickets the more proceeds will be available for distribution. It doesn't matter if you sell 10 or 110 tickets — every little effort goes towards 'helping ourselves' and our community.

I'm writing from San Francisco regarding a talk I will be giving on Sunday September 3rd at 2:30 PM in Thurles ("Stories of Tipperary" conference put on by the Tipperary Rural & Business Development Institute; Kdwyer@trbdi.ie) about two post famine emigrants from Killusty and Temple-Etney who apparently changed the life of Emily Dickinson and the course of American literature. Margaret Maher, Dickinson's maid, refused to follow Dickinson's edict to burn her poems when she died (the poems that Dickinson stored in her Irish maid's trunk!). Dickinson chose her poor labourer, Tom Kelley, to be her chief pallbearer -- a radical act for an elite American Protestant.
I'll be talking about these people and hope that this will help get the word to the right people locally so that folks in and about South Tipperary will be informed and perhaps come to my talk. Many thanks, Aífe Murray

The death has occurred on 8th August of well known local personality Mr Michael 'Mick' Breen, Killerk. Interment took place in Ballyclerihan.
The death has occurred recenty in England of Mrs Peggy Morgan, formerly Peggy Mullins, Chapel Lane, Fethard. Interment took place in England.
The death has occurred in Mombassa, South Africa, of Mr John Carroll, formerly of Rocklow, Fethard. Interment took place in Mombassa.

Congratulations to Pat and Margaret O'Donnell, Cashel Road, Fethard, who recently celebrated their silver wedding anniversary.

Fethard, primarily known as a football stronghold, also has a longstanding hurling tradition. Fethard parish fielded a senior hurling team as far back as 1917. The arrival of the Walsh family, of Tobradeora fame, to Ardsallagh in the twenties coincided with a great hurling revival in the Coolmoyne area. Fielding under the Coolmoyne banner, the parish produced many good senior hurling teams in the twenties, thirties, forties, fifties and in 1960 when Coolmoyne fielded the last senior hurling team for the parish. Though successful inn the south division on many occasions, Coolmoyne brought the only county hurling title to Fethard when winning the 1950 County Junior Hurling title. Number 1 Junior was the grade below senior then as there was no Intermediate Division.
To mark the Golden Jubilee of that victory, a local committee have plans well advanced to honour the surviving members of the team at a social function in the Fethard Arms on Friday 25th August. The years have taken their toll though and have left us with six of the team who played Rahealty in the county final in Cashel. This with us are, Dick Hayes, Joe Ahearn, Stephen O'Brien, Jim McCormack, Cly Mulins and Tony Newport. Incidentally, playing for Rahealty in that game was Billy Quinn, father of the Irish soccer international Niall Quinn.
The results of the recent fundraising draw for the golden jubilee celebrations are:
1st Prize £100: John Maher, 69 Treacy Park, Carrick-on-Suir
2nd prize £50: Gerry Chawke, Clonmel.
3rd Prize £20: Seamus Clancy, c/o Moynihans, Clonmel.
4th Prizes £10 each: Val Needham, Slievenamon Close, Fethard.
Marie Sullivan, Main Street, Fethard
Kevin Hickey, Coolmoyne

On Saturday night last over 20 young people attended the first meeting of Fethard Foróige Club. The club is being coordinated by six adult leaders: Mary Shanahan, Edwina Newport, Liam Hayes, Rita McCormack-John, Michael Callan and Claire Hannigan, along with the help of Foróige Regional Youth Officer, Patrick Bookle.
The club caters for young people between the ages of 12 and 18 years and will meet weekly in Fethard Ballroom. If you are 12 years or over and interested in finding out more about Foróige and having fun, why not come along to our second meeting on Saturday next 19th August at 7.45pm.

This message was received from Sheila Fernandes of the Tara Camogie Club in London: "Our Club has being in existence now since 1986, was in fact founded by two Kilkenny sisters; and apart from playing a competitive sport, comradeship is a major influence for playing. We are always on the look out for new players and supporters. We just have one senior team entered into competition but would like to build on this and raise the profile of our game in London and possibly have a junior team also next year. We want as many people as possible to know that we are in existence as you never know who may venture over here some time and would love play, meet people from home / make new friends. You can make contact by contacting us through our website: www.taracamogieclub.freeservers.com


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