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Saturday 11th August 2001

Interesting and interested visitors to Coolmore Stud on Friday last were members of the Dublin senior football panel. The Dubs stayed in Thurles on Friday night prior to their defeat by Kerry in their Senior Football Championship game on Saturday.

Happy Birthday to Suzanna (Maher) Manton, Main Street, who celebrated her 40th Birthday with family, friends and neighbours on Saturday 11th August.

The popularity of car rallying was amply demonstrated in Fethard on Sunday last by the hundreds of supporters who attended the Stonethrowers rally. Six stages were held in the immediate area and the town was a hive of activity throughout Sunday as the competitors and supporters passed back and forth to the various stages. The big disappointment locally was the fact that a throttle cable fault on the second stage deprived local driver Frank Meagher of his ninth possible victory in this annual event.
What a pity the few ‘cowboy’ followers had to spoil the day for so many. We heard several reports of shrubs and hedges been demolished as spectators sought good vantage points. Mr Bill Bradshaw, St. Patrick’s Place, was removed to Cashel Hospital on Sunday night following an accident on the Lisronagh straight. One of the ‘cowboy’ followers attempted to overtake a line of at least seven cars and crashed head-on into Mr Bradshaw’s car as he was returning from Clonmel. He was removed to Cashel Hospital where his condition on Monday morning was reported as serious.

The wedding took place recently of Mr Simon Probin, Tullamaine, to Ms Síli Ryan, Shannonbridge, Co. Clare. Both bride and groom are very well known in Tipperary hunting circles. Simon is popular huntsman of the Tipperary Foxhounds and Síli is stud groom at Mr Jack Ronan’s (M.F.H.) Orchardstown Stud. Their many friends in Tipperary Hunting will join in wishing the happy pair the very best of luck in the future and hoping that all their foxes, and their road through life, run straight and true.

The children of Woodvale Walk have shown a great example of community spirit by organising a 'Fun Sports Day' in cooperation with their Resident's Association on Saturday 11th August.
The Woodvale Estate is a credit to the newly formed Resident's Association who, since their formation a few months ago, have cleaned up the estate, planted new flower beds, raised money for local projects and set a wonderful example for others to follow. Well done to all concerned!

Senior Football
On Thursday 9th August, in the Clonmel Oil League final, we won our first cup since 1997 on a scoreline of Fethard 2-16 (1-9) to Clonmel Commercials 0-5 (0-3). The team was: Paul Fitzgerald, Ml. Ahearne, Can Maher, Thomas Anglim, Willie Morrissey, Ml. Quinlan, Stephen O’Donnell, Aiden Fitzgerald (1-2), Damien Byrne (0-2), Conor McCarthy (0-3), Tommy Sheehan (0-1), John P. Looby, Carl Maher (0-2), Miceál Spillane (1-4), Kenneth Byrne (0-2). Subs: Kenneth O’Donnell Jimmy O’Meara.
Intermediate Football Championship
On the same night we achieved the double over Commercials on a scoreline: Fethard 1-17 (0-10) to Clonmel Commercials 2-10 (1-5). Team: T. Gahan, John Kelly, Ml. Ryan, Philly Blake, Martin Ryan, Willie O’Meara, Ml. Costello, Jason Nevin, John Hurley, Brian Coen (0-4), Shay Ryan (0-2), Ml. Dillon (0-2), Conor O’Donnell (0-1), Ml. O’Riordan (0-1), Brendan Brett (1-6). Subs: Kenneth Browne, Chris Coen (0-1). Our next game is in the semi final of the South Championship. Check sports page for fixtures.
Our lotto jackpot of £4,400 was not won. We had one match three winner of £100, Denis O’Meara. Numbers drawn were 2, 14, 16 and 24.

The numbers drawn on Tuesday 7th August were 5, 10, 15 and 22. No Jackpot winner and six 'Match 3' winners who received £20 each,
Frances Thompson, The Valley, Fethard;
Kitty O'Donnell, Slainstown, Fethard;
Kate O'Shea, Woodvale Walk, Fethard;
Joan O'Connor, Main Street, Fethard;
Suzanna Manton, Main Street, Fethard;
Mary Newport, Congress Terrace, Fethard.
Next Week's Jackpot £3,600.
The numbers drawn on Tuesday 31st July were 11,16, 19 and 24. No Jackpot winner and
one 'Match 3' winner,
Philip Bolger, Drumdeel, Fethard, who received £100.

The club was well represented in the All Ireland Veteran Track & Field Championships by Mary Trehy, Carmel Condon and Miceál McCormack last weekend in Tullamore. In the W45 100 m and 200 m races Carmel Condon pulled off a great double by winning silver in both races. Mary Trehy was edged out of the medals in the W35 100 m and 200 m, coming 4th in both events. Miceál McCormack competed well in the M55 100 m, shot and javelin, despite being hampered by a recent hamstring injury.
The ‘Walls of Fethard’ race took place last Friday evening aroun dthe streets of Fethard and turned out to be a great success with over 60 athletes competing. The results were as follows:
Senior Men
1st: Michael. Hassett (St. Catherine’s AC)
2nd: R. Hall (Limerick)
3rd: Martin Hassett (St. Catherine’s AC)
Senior Women
1st: C. Walsh (West Waterford)
2nd: S. O’Reilly (Gowran)
3rd: M. Walsh (Clonmel)
Local Man
1st: F. Quirke
Local Woman
1st: L. Rice
The club would like to thank those who helped in the organisation and running of this race and also those who came to support the runners, making this a very enjoyable event for all concerned.

The wedding took place at Ballingarry Parish Church on Saturday last, 11th August, of David, son of Mr Mick and Mrs Margaret Flanagan, Coolmoyne, to Ms Margaret Barrett, Crohane. Both bride and groom are members of two very well known families in Tipperary and Irish greyhound circles. Many well known personalities from the coursing and greyhound racing world attended the wedding. We wish David and Margaret many successes and the best of luck in life and on the track and coursing fields.
The wedding took place recently at Cappoquin parish church of John, son of Mr Gus and Mrs Maura Neville, Kilnockin, to Ms Carol Casman, Beechwood House, Cappoquin. Johnny is a prominent member of both Fethard hurling and football teams and all in Fethard GAA wish the couple every happiness in their future lives.

Congratulations to Mrs Kathy Guinan, Coolbawn, who celebrated her 100th birthday on Wednesday 8th August. Ms Guinan is still in the very best of spirits. Possessing a fantastic memory she was able to greet by name the hundred plus guests at the special party in her honour at Bailey House Nursing Home in Killenaule where she now resides.
Following a con-celebrated mass at which Fr. Brennan C.C. Moyglass was chief celebrant, the centenarian and her guests enjoyed a wonderful party. Joan O’Brien, who provided excellent music for the occasion, asked Kathy what she would like her play, the reply was “play what you like yourself as long as it’s lively”. Many of the guests, including Councillor Susan Meagher, obliged with a song when requested. The party concluded at 6pm with all wishing Kathy many more years to her happy life. Ad Multos Annus.


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