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FETHARD NOTES ARCHIVE

Saturday 19th August 2000


PATRICIAN PRESENTATION SECONDARY SCHOOL
Congratulations to all our leaving Cert. Students on there results which they received last Wednesday. Wishing each one of them the best of luck in their future studies and careers.
Good luck also to our volleyball girls who have won out in Munster and represent Tipperary in the All Ireland community games finals in Mosney this weekend.

WEDDING
The wedding took place at Fethard parish church on Saturday last of Elaine daughter of Mr & Mrs Jack Gleeson, Coolmoyne to Mr Anthony Kelly, Birdhill.

TRADITION
Carrying on a great family football tradition is Karl Mannion full forward on Roscommon's All Ireland Junior football winning team. Karl's mother is Catherine Byrne, Killusty. His grandfather Mick Byrne, uncle Noel and first cousin Damien have all represented Tipperary in senior football.

COMMUNITY GAMES
National Finals of the ESB Community Games will take place over the next two weekends at Mosney Holiday Centre, Co. Meath.
First weekend is from Saturday August 26th to Tuesday Aug 29th, our sole competitor from Fethard on this weekend is Cathal Maher, Dub Aoibhinn, who is competing at the National Finals for the 4th successive year.
The second weekend is from Friday Sept 1st to Monday Sept 4th.
The U/16 girls' volleyball team plays Ulster in the first semi-final. The team: Vanessa O'Donnell (Capt), Evelyn O'Connor, Zoë Cooney, Miriam Carroll, Ailish O'Connell, Sarah Healy, Ashley McCormack-John, Sarah Standbridge, Kelly Anne Nevin, Evelyn Fogarty, Mary Gorey and Helen Frewen. Managers: Bernie O'Connor, Denis Burke and Rita McCormack-John. Anthony Feery, Killusty, competes in the boys U/17 Marathon. Bernard Feery will act as County Athletics Manager.
Joe Keane & Miceál McCormack are both National GAA officials. Peggy Colville represents the media. Bus will leave Tom Hogan's Garage, Clonmel on Saturday morning for 1st weekend and Friday morning for 2nd weekend at 8.30am. Return Fare is £12.
The committee would like to say a big thank you to all who so generously supported the recent fund raising Volleyball Blitz. Good luck to all competitors.

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

FETHARD GAA CLUB
Intermediate Hurling
On Sunday we were successful in the Championship defeating Moyle Rovers by 1-13 (1-5) to 0-8 (0-4). Team: Conor O'Donnell, Peter Nolan, Michael Burke, John Kelly, Michael Ahearne, Michael Ryan, Michael Carroll, Stephen O'Donnell (0-1), Willie Morrissey (0-2), Michael Spillane (0-5), Aiden Fitzgerald (0-1), John P. Looby (-1), Kenneth Browne (1-0), Shay Ryan, David Flanagan (0-3). Sub used Garreth Byrne. This now gives us 6 points from 4 games with one remaining game.
Junior Hurling (B):
On this Thursday 25th Aug. we play Kilsheelan in Ned Hall Park (Clonmel) at 6.30pm.
Roscommon Connection
The All Ireland Junior Football which was held on Saturday last in Nenagh where after 60 years since there last win in this grade Roscommon defeated Kerry by 0-14 to 0-11. The winners full forward Karl Mannion (0-2) is a grandson of the late Mick Byrne (Killusty) and a nephew of Noel Byrne. Well done.

FORÓIGE CLUB
On Saturday night last over 20 young people attended 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 next meeting of Fethard Foróige Club will take place on Saturday week, 2nd September at 7.45pm in Fethard Ballroom. The officers of the club will be elected on that night. Foróige caters for young people between the ages of 12 and 18 years and will meet 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 next meeting on Saturday 2nd September at 7.45pm.

FETHARD BRIDGE CLUB RESULTS
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

COMMUNITY LOTTO
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.

"STORIES OF TIPPERARY" CONFERENCE,
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

RECENT DEATHS
The death has occurred of Mrs Bridget Costigan, Castlecoyne,, Cahir, formerly Bridget Wall, Tullamaine. Interment took place in Mortlestown Cemetery.
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 recently 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.

ROAD SURFACING
In reply to a query regarding the unfinished road surfacing on Main Street, Cllr John Fahey received the following reply from the County Council Area Engineer Jonathan Cooney, E.E. "The thin layer surfacing was carried out in the area where the Fethard renewal works were completed. All the necessary undergrounding of cables was provided for to this point in the form of underground ducting. The section outside John Whytes will form the next phase of the renewal works. The section of wet-mix outside John Whyte's will be sealed in the near future."

HURLING TRADITION
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 Mullins 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

TARA CAMOGIE CLUB LONDON
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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