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Saturday 7th July 2001

The death has occurred of Nellie Fitzgerald, St. Patrick’s Place, Fethard. Interment took place at Calvary Cemetery.
The death has occurred of Stella (Kenny) O'Dwyer, Crosford, Ardmore, who died on Thursday 5th July. Stella was a daughter of the late Willy & Josie Kenny, Grove. Interment took place in Ardmore.
The death had occurred of Jim Mackey, Farranaleen, Fethard. Jim was one of the oldest residents in the parish. Interment took place in Moyglass.

The numbers drawn on Tuesday night 3rd July were 1, 12, 21 and 32. We had no Jackpot winner and one 'Match 3' winner, Willie O'Donnell, Redcity, Fethard, who received £100. Next week's Jackpot is £3,100.

The annual church gate collection for South Tipperary Hospice will take place on w/e 15th July in Fethard, Killusty and Moyglass. Your support would be much appreciated.

We had another busy period playing two challenge matches week. We played Butlerstown, (Waterford County Senior Camogie runners-up) on Saturday night, 30th June in Butlerstown, and were narrowly beaten after a very closely fought contest in very humid weather conditions. The scoreline ended Butlerstown 2-5, Fethard 1-6. The team was; Aisling O'Riordan, Norah O'Meara, Sharon O'Meara, Edel Fitzgerald, Imelda Spillane, Vanessa O'Donnell, Marie Houlihan, Jennifer Keane, Kay Ryan, Caroline Quinlan (0-2), Audrey Conway, Ailish Sheehan and Lisa McCormack (1-4).
On Monday night, 2nd July, we defeated Dunhill (Waterford County Senior Camogie Champions) in an excellent display of teamwork in the Fethard G.A.A. field. The team fought hard and there were outstanding individual performances all over the field. The scoreline ended, Fethard 0-10, Dunhill 2-1. The team was; Teresa Burke, Sharon O'Meara, Fiona Conway, Sandra Maher, Norah O'Meara (0-1), Marie Houlihan, Kay Ryan, Caroline Quinlan (0-1), Audrey Conway (0-7), Edel Fitzgerald (0-1) and Lisha O'Connell.
With the impending league fixture against Templemore, fixed for next Sunday, 15th July, it is very important that there is a full turn out for training this week. We will be training Monday night in the field at 7 o' clock, when details of further training and forthcoming fixtures will be announced.
We would like to take this opportunity to convey our best wishes to our trainer, Declan Browne, and wish him a speedy and successful recovery from his recent surgery.

Fethard Bridge Club results for Wednesday 27th June 2001
1st Gross: Rita Kane and Kitty McCarthy
2nd Gross: Frances Burke and Breda Walsh
1st Nett: Gemma Burke and Carol Kenny
2nd Nett: Tess O'Flynn and Philly Kenny
The Bridge Club is now closed for the summer. Bridge will resume in the Tirry Centre on Wednesday 5th September 2001 at 7.30 pm. The club hopes to run a course of lessons for beginners in the autumn. Anyone interested should contact Gemma Burke Tel: 052 31383/31799 (after 6pm).

The Abymill Theatre will hold a unique concert on Friday 20th July when Joe Giltrap, a singer songwriter who has entertained the exiled Irish throughout Europe returns to perform in Ireland for the first time in over twenty years. Joe’s is a performer akin to Christy Moore and preformed with top Dublin based folk group ‘The Broadsiders’ before moving to London in the early seventies. Booking is now open at O’Flynn’s Menswear, tel: 052 31254, and tickets, at £5 each, also available at the door. Concert starts at 8.15pm.

The next meeting of Fethard & Killusty Community Council will take place on Tuesday 24th July at 8.30pm in the Tirry Community Centre at 8.30pm.

The wedding took place at Fethard Parish Church on Friday 6th July of Jacinta, daughter of Mr Gay and Mrs Patricia Horan, Tinakelly, to Michael Kavanagh, Clonmel.

“Granddad, I went to the pedestrian crossing and put one foot on the road like you told me to, but the cars would not stop.” — these are the words of a child well disciplined in the proper safe road crossing drill. This is still, unfortunately, an ongoing problem with Fethard’s first pedestrian crossing. Motorists, the crossing is now installed long enough and signed well enough for everyone to know of its existence. Please keep a proper lookout when approaching the crossing and give all pedestrians, young and old, their right to cross over safely.

The Tipperary Foxhounds held their annual Puppy Show at the Kennels, Tullamaine, on Wednesday 4th July. This year’s young entry comprised four couples of doghounds and seventeen couples bitches. All the entries were in excellent condition and top quality dogs which made the task of judges, Mr David Lalor and Mr James Norton, extremely difficult. Due to the Foot and Mouth restrictions on hound road work, huntsman Simon Probin, Pat O’Brien and James O’Donnell lost two months work with the young hounds. As a result the puppies did not do themselves justice in the ring. The judges after keen deliberation announced the following prizewinners:
1st Lincoln walked by Ms Yvonne McClintock
2nd Paramount walked by Mr Mouse Morris
3rd Paragon walked by Mr De Vere Hunt
1st Pastime walked by Ms jenny Hutton
2nd Tempty walked by Mrs M. Lonergan
3rd Waitress walked by Miss Rebecca Ronan
Mr Jack Ronan M.F.H. in presenting the prizes thanked sincerely all the sporting landowners over whose land the Tipperary Foxhounds hunt and without whose co-operation the sport could not continue. Mr Ronan also thanked the puppy walkers and paid a very special tribute to the hunt staff, Simon Pat and James, and complimented them on the beautiful condition in which the kennels and its surrounds are kept continually looking resplendent.

On Saturday evening Mass, our new parish priest, Fr. Tom Breen, in a few well-chosen words introduced himself to his new parishioners and received a warm round of applause from the congregation present. He also thanked Canon James Power for his help and co-operation and stated that he’s not worthy to walk in his shoes but would try and follow in his own way.

Friends of Fr. Ben O'Brien OSA gathered during the past week to wish him well is his new position as Prior in the Augustinian community in Galway after eight years service in Fethard. The incoming Prior is Fr. Gerard Horan from Limerick City who was introduced at last weekends Mass in the Abbey. Best of luck to both in their respective parishes.

Under-10 GAA:
Congratulations to the u/10 football team who had a tremendous victory, representing their
County over Cappoquin, Waterford, in the Preliminary round of the ESB Munster play-off in
Clonmel last Thursday. This game was really heart stopping stuff from start to finish.
Fethard got off to a great start with a goal from Tommy Sheehan after 3 minutes. This was
followed up by a point each from Ben Walsh and captain Ciarán Ryan. Just before half time
Waterford scored a goal. We resumed the second half with a two-point lead. Ciaran Ryan then scored another point but five minutes from the final whistle Waterford scored another goal to give a full time score of 1-3 to 2 goals. This resulted in 5 minutes extra time to both sides. There was no score in the first 5 minutes but shortly into the second half Daniel Hickey scored two points in quick succession followed by another from Ciarán Ryan. Amid scenes of high excitement Cappoquin tried their best to come back but a great goal from Matthew Fitzgerald put the icing on the cake and the Fethard Boys on also put them on the road to Cork. Goalie Darren Connolly also made several great saves. All team members played their part to perfection. Well done to the boys and all their mentors.
Team consisted of: Ciarán Ryan (capt.), Tommy Sheehan, Ben Walsh, Frankie O’Donovan, Kieran O’Connell, Jerome Ahearn, David Walsh, Daniel Hickey, Matthew Fitzgerald, Matt O’Sullivan, Darren Connolly, Aaron Conran, Adam Lyons, Daniel Morrissey, Philip Doyle, Glen Maher, Alan Lawrence, Owen Healy, Kevin Hayes and Padraig O’Shea. The Tipperary champions now play Cork in the Munster semifinal in Cork.
Under-16 volleyball
The girls under-16 volleyball team panel travelling to Cork also on Saturday are:- Suzanne Gorey, Miriam Carroll, Sarah Standbridge, Helen Frewen, Evelyn Fogarty, Margaret Smith, Sarah Healy, Emma Walsh, Gillian O’Connell, Mary Gorey, Ashley McCormack, Sarah Mai Ahearne and Stephanie Fitzgerald. Denis Burke will be wishing on Saturday he had the bi-location qualities of Boyle Roche’s bird as he is actively involved in the coaching of both teams.
The Judo competitors are: Michelle Bradshaw, Bernadette Costelloe, Stephanie Lawrence, the Gorey brothers Richard & Cathal and their cousin D. J., Padraig O’Shea & Matthew
A bus will leave the Town Hall for the finals in Cork at 9.30am on Saturday next. The fare is £2 for adults & children. These events will be held in three different venues and all competitors must be checked in at their respective venue by 12 noon. Volleyball finals at the Cork Institute of Technology, the under-10 GAA final at the The Farm, Curraheen Road, and the Judo at Coláiste Spioraid Niamh, Bishopstown.
Open Sports:
The GAA have very kindly given the use of their field for the Open Sports on Wednesday, July 18th and will commence at 6.30pm. Races for under 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15 & 17 years. The feature event will be the Coolmore 4x100 meters mixed relay. This is an event for 15 year olds and upwards to no age limit. Each team must include at least one member of the opposite sex. Entry is £4 per team. Staff from Coolmore, local stables, GAA boys, camogie girls & everyone out there — prepare your teams now!! Enquiries: 052 31906. A special Penalty Kick event will be held for the Pat Ryan Memorial Cup. Entry fee is £1.
A local games meeting will take place in the GAA tea rooms on Monday next, July 16th at 9 pm. A Church Gate Collection will be taken up on weekending July 29th.

The county juvenile track and field season drew to a close with the staging of the County ‘A’ games in Templemore last weekend. our 19 participating athletes brought home a total of 24 medals making it another memorable day for the club. The medal winners were as follows: Sarah McManus, 2nd in the under-10 80m and 2nd in the under-10 100m relay; Richard Lalor, first in the under-12 long jump, first in the under-12 600m, 2nd in the under-12 200m, 3rd in the under-12 shot; Aoife O’Gorman, 1st under-12 600m, 1st in the under-12 100m, 3rd under-12 shot, 3rd under-12 100m; Hannah Trehy, 2nd under-9 200m; Gregory Henry, 1st under-8 ball-throw, 3rd under-8 long-jump, 3rd under-8 200m; Michael Costello, 1st under-10 80m, 1st under-10 ball-throw, 2nd under-10 300m; Lolo Trehy, 2nd under-11 600m, 2nd under-11 100m, 2nd under-11 long-jump; Fiona Walsh, 1st under-9 ball-throw, 1st under-10 100m relay; Laura Rice, 3rd under-10 100m relay; Bernadette Costello, 2nd under-12 100m relay.
The club wishes to thank parents and members of the local community who supported our recent sponsored walk to Grove Wood. Over £1,100 was raised to help cover the day-to-day running expenses of Fethard Athletic Club.


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