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Saturday 1st December 2001

A big thank you to Richie Nevin for driving us to the Variety Show in Oola, the lads all think you should become a club leader Richie, so see you on Saturday night!
Well done to Ashley, Tracey and Kelly-Ann for bringing home the trophies and to our wardrobe lady, Louise Nagle. By all accounts, John H., Michael W., Skinny, Niall, Fintan, Ash, Treacy, Kelly-Ann will be expecting a call from Louis Walsh any day now!
To Fethard senior football team, from all at the Youth Club, well done on your gallant performance last Sunday. Ye did Fethard proud and were an inspiration to our youth.
We hold a Table Quiz this coming Friday night, 7th December, in the Fethard Arms at 8.30pm. Take a note of the time and please come along and support our local Youth Club. The club will not run on Saturday night 8th December but will be back for Saturday 15th from 7.30pm to 9,30pm.

Fethard Patrician Presentation School Transition Year students will perform the hit musical 'Oklahoma' in the Abymill Theatre from Wednesday 12th December to Sunday 16th December (except Thursday) at 8.15pm. Tickets are £5 and are available at the Secondary School from 10am to 12.30pm during school hours. Tickets must be paid for in advance at school office two days prior to performance. Telephone booking: 052 31572.

The numbers drawn on Tuesday 27th November were 1, 5, 8 and 22. We had no Jackpot winner and five ‘Match 3’ winners. Each received £20
– Padraig Dolan, c/o Coolmore Stud, Fethard;
Tom Gilpin, Villa Therese, Fethard;
Chrissie Cummins, St. Patrick's Place, Fethard;
Michael Meehan, St. Johnstown, Fethard;
Monica Pollard, Rocklow Road, Fethard.
Next weeks jackpot is £5,200.

The opening meet of the Tipperary Foxhounds took place on Saturday last 1st December. As a mark of respect to the Hayes family, the venue for the meet was changed from Fethard to Moyglass. The masters regret the inconvenience caused to followers and the many locals who turn out each year at the Rocklow Road junction to watch them move off, and to the foot followers who usually congregate in large numbers at the various vantage points in the Rocklow Road area.
Seventy mounted followers turned out on a glorious day, the number of foot and car followers were considerable less than usual. Foxes were plentiful at each draw but with scent almost non-existent it was almost impossible for the hounds to hold the line for any considerable length of time. Enough was done, however, in Rathcoole, Rocklow, Rathvin, Pierce’s Wood, Ardsallagh and Prospect to keep the field busy on the day.
All out were delighted to see the hunting season in full flight once again.

The death has occurred of Mr Dick Hayes, Burke Street. Interment took pace at Calvary Cemetery.
The death has occurred in England of Mr William ‘Willie’ Murphy, formerly of Cashel Road and St. Patrick’s Place, Fethard.

A much needed service will be provided in Fethard Town by electrician John Ryan, son of Mrs Nellie and the late Pat Ryan, St. Patrick’s Place, who has set up business operating from his home at 46 St. Patrick’s Place. Having served his time with Kents, Clonmel, John on qualifying worked for some time with the internationally known Clonmel company. We wish John every success in his new venture and he may be contacted at the above address or on 052 31855 or 086 8334878.

The annual general meeting of Fethard Tidy Towns takes place in the Tirry Centre at 8pm on this Friday 7th December. All are welcome so please come along and air your views on how the town of Fethard and its environment may be improved.

Please hand in your change of addresses and new address for the Emigrants’ Newsletter mailing list to Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road, or Carmel Rice, Brookhill, as soon as possible. Every year, a certain number of Newsletters are returned because people have changed address or come back home to live. Please help us avoid this waste of postage money by checking if your family’s addresses are up to date and letting us know if they have changed since last Christmas.

We as a nation seem to be against everything and for nothing, especially where change of any kind is concerned. For instance, when the traffic alterations were being carried out on The Square and indeed, when the new lighting was installed, there was nearly local revolution. The new footbridge at The Pound also came in for more than its fair share of criticism. Now that the dust has settled, everything seems to be universally accepted and anyone with any modicum of common sense will have to admit the work carried out is a vast improvement on the general aspect of The Square. So if you have any suggestions for town improvements come along to the Tidy Towns AGM on Friday night and air them. Do not wait until things are done and then criticise.

The annual Carol Service at Fethard’s Holy Trinity Church of Ireland will be held this year on Sunday 23rd December at 8pm. The Church Building Fund Committee are currently running a raffle in aid of their building fund. First prize is a super luxurious Christmas Hamper with many extra additional prizes. The draw takes place at the Country Market at 11.30am on Friday 21st December. Tickets may be had from Ms Judy Butler or any committee member.

The following officers were elected at the recent AGM of Fethard Macra na Feirme: Brendan Morrissey (president), Avril Colville (vice president), Tom Grant (chairperson), Mary Barry (secretary), Adrian Morrissey (treasurer), Emma Morrissey (public relations officer), Kevin White (recruitment officer).
The club’s indoor soccer and volleyball activities continue in Fethard Ballroom each Wednesday night at 9pm sharp. Our next meeting will be held in Lonergan’s Forge Tavern meeting room at 9.30pm on this Friday night at 7pm.

Any person requiring St. Vincent de Paul assistance at Christmas are asked to please fill in a form, available at the back of both churches or from any member of the Vincent de Paul Conference, Fethard. Please return the forms as soon as possible.

Our under 21B hurling county semi final (replay) was played in Holycross on Saturday 1st December in lovely weather with heavy underfoot conditions. We never got really going, as in the drawn game seven weeks previous, and although only two points separated the teams at the end, the game was there for the taking for Fethard. The final score was Templederry 0-8 (0-3), Fethard 0-6 (0-2). The team was: Conor O’Donnell, Philip Croke, Ml Ahearn, Tommy Gahan, Alan Phelan, Ml Carroll (0-2f), Cian Maher, Aidan Fitzgerald (0-1), Glen Burke, Kenneth O’Donnell, Kevin O’Donnell, Owen Doyle, Ml Dillon, Jason Nevin and Brian Coen (0-3f). Sub: Conor McCarthy. The club would like to thank selectors and players for the enjoyment afforded to them during the year.
The under 21 A football county final replay is coming up shortly.
We had no winner of our £1,000 jackpot. We had four ‘match three’ winners each receiving £25: Packie McGrath (Canon Hayes Court), Charlie McCarthy, Patsy Lawrence and Denis Burke (c/o Erin Foods).
The club would like to express our gratitude to other clubs who travelled to support us in Fermoy and also to the people who contacted us to wish us well on Munster club final day. Our condolences and good wishes are with the Hayes family (Burke Street) at this time on the death of Dick (a beloved Gael) who was interred last Saturday in Calvary Cemetery.

The annual ‘Christmas Hat Party’ organised by Marianne Shortall, in aid of the Central Remedial Clinic’s ‘Santa Bear Appeal’ will take place in Burke’s Bridge Bar on Saturday 15th December. This year, those attending are asked to make and wear a Christmas hat made from paper in traditional Christmas colours. Entry fee is £3 (all for charity) which includes a ticket for a free draw with 6 great prizes to be won. Judging (by celebrity) will take place at 10pm sharp. Lots of fun and craic!

The Annual Christmas Party for the Senior Citizens of Fethard and Killusty will take place in the Ballroom on Sunday 9th December 2001 at 1.00 pm. In order to facilitate the caterer, names must be handed in to Annie O’Brien, The Square by the 3rd of December.

The annual general meeting of Fethard & District Credit Union will take place on Monday 10th December in the Tirry Community Centre at 7.30pm. All are welcome to attend.

The annual Carol Singing in aid of the Santa Bear appeal for the Central Remedial Clinic will take place on Thursday night 20th December at 7.45pm outside the Town Hall. All are welcome to join in on the night.


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