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Saturday 10th August 2002

Fethard Youth Club will hold their Annual General Meeting on Saturday 17th August at 7pm in the Fethard Arms. All are welcome, especially new leaders, so please come alone and support this worthy cause. The youth of Fethard need your support!

The death has occurred on Tuesday 6th August of James 'Shem' Danagher, 12 Congress Terrace, Fethard. Interment took place at Calvary Cemetery.

Coolmore Stud are the main sponsors of the oncoming Golf Classic in aid of the new extension to Fethard and District Day Care Centre and due to be held at Slievenamon Golf Club weekending 30th and 31st August. Those willing to enter teams or sponsor prizes are asked to contact Joan O’Donohoe at the Community Office, Barrack Street. Tel: 052 31000. Team of 4 sponsorship costs €100, Green Sponsorship €50 and Tee sponsorship €25. We appeal to local golfers to spread the word around among their fellow golfers and encourage them to enter a team. Further details are available from any member of Fethard & Killusty Community Council or Brendan Kenny at Slievenamon Golf Club, Tel (052) 32213.

The numbers drawn on Tuesday 30th July were 3, 4, 11 and 27. We had no Jackpot Winner and three ‘Match 3’ winners, who received €50 each:
Seamus Cummins, Burke St. Fethard.
Michael Moloney, Killenaule.
Benny Shine, c/o Spillanes, Killerk, Fethard.
We had three Free Draws this week for €50 and the winners were
Clodagh Carroll, 32 St. Patrick's Place, Fethard.
Kitty Brett, Drangan
Amy Roche, Woodvale Walk, Fethard.
This week's Jackpot remains at €10,000 and the Sellers Prize for the winning jackpot ticket is €500.

Good Luck to the following competitors from the parish at the national finals of the ESB Community Games over the next two weekends: Michael Costello, Richard, Cathal and D.J. Gorey & who are all competing in the Judo event.; Christopher Taylor, Kerry Street, in the boys under art; David Sullivan, Barrettstown contesting the under/16 1500 meters and Joey Feery, Killusty, who competes in the boys marathon. Roy Gorey, Redcity, is the County Judo manager. National officials from the area include Joe Keane and Miceál McCormack (GAA referees) and Bernard Feery (athletics steward). All of these young people and the following members of the Fethard Judo Club will represent Co. Tipperary at the finals: Niall O’Donnell (Cahir), Stephanie Lawrence (Clerihan) and Tom Woodlock (Lisronagh).

A very big ‘thank you’ to all those who generously contributed to the recent Church Gate Collection in aid of Concern.

A great day was had by all and even the weather eventually managed to stay in line at the Fethard Juvenile GAA Football Marathon held on Sunday 11th August. The day began bright and early and the under/10's kicked off the marathon at 9am. The crowds were slow coming but eventually picked up. There was disappointing show of parental support for the participating children, and after all, it is for the benefit of their children.
The club would like to send a very big thank you to MK Sports, Clonmel Glass and Mirrors and Pat Carroll Picture Framing who generously donated and supported this fundraising event. Also a big thank you must go to those who gave their time and support throughout the day by staying in the field to lend-a-hand or man a side-stall. Your help was greatly appreciated.
The highlight of the day had to be the celebrity match and although the game ended evenly at 1-04 each, there was still a great show of skills not forgotten from some of our more ‘mature’ members and a great opening goal scored by Paul Shanahan proved the point. One game, refereed by Tommy Sheehan, ended with two yellow and two red cards been shown. Two good decisions Tommy (depending on whose team you were on!). A great craic was had by all and a big thank you to all those participated in the match and gave their support and time.
Thank you also must also go to the Senior GAA Club for making the field available for us to use.

The following request was received through the Fethard Website (www.fethard.com) from Matt Shore, Australia, (email: matt@pinnaclemanagementgroup.com.au)
“My name is Matt Shore. I am the co-organiser of 'Ned: The Exhibition' which was recently held at the Old Melbourne Gaol here in Victoria. The exhibition ran for nine months and exhibited many unseen items relating to the Kelly Outbreak, including the four suits of Kelly armour, Ned's favourite rifle 'Betty', the dining room table from the Glenrowan In (complete with bullet holes!) the back door from the Kelly homestead, letters, documents, maps, unpublished photographs, etc.
The exhibition was a tremendous success, and was visited by over 120,000 people. It was the very first time that an exhibition of this calibre had been mounted on the life and times of Ned Kelly. The success of ‘Ned: The Exhibition’ has inspired us to persue a permanent space for our collection in the township of Beechworth, Victoria. Beechworth was the scene of many Kelly Gang exploits, and is the most appropriate location for the museum.
The response to our plans so far has been overwhelming. We will be establishing the museum on the campus of LaTrobe University, one Australia's leading Education Institutions. I should also point out that we have the support of Ian Jones, Australia's leading Kelly historian; and descendants of the Kelly family. The reason I am contacting you firstly to congratulate you on a terrific website - I have found it absolutely fascinating. Secondly, we are hoping to expand the Irish links with the Kelly story for our new museum. I was wondering if you could help me locate an 1840's map of Ireland (perhaps even old land record, showing the original Kelly and Quinn holdings), any photographs/sketches/lithographs of the Prince Regent, any copies of John Kelly's court record/prison records that may still be held in Ireland, any sketches of the court in which his trial was held and perhaps some copies of the sites of interest as featured on your website. I look forward to hearing from you. We are more than happy to reimburse any
costs incurred on your behalf. Yours Sincerely, Matt Shore, Curator ‘Ned: The Exhibition’.”

In the county intermediate hurling league quarterfinal on Tuesday 6th August we lost to Eire Og on a scoreline, Fethard 1-10 (1-6), Eire Og (Annacarthy) 1-15 (0-9). The team was: Owen Doyle, Shay Ryan, Michael Ryan, David Flanagan, Michael Aherne, Michael Quinlan, Tomas Keane 0-2f, P.J. Aherne 0-1, Stephen O’Donnell, Glen Burke 0-1, Colin Allen 0-3 (2f), Miceál spillane 0-1, Ciaran Treacy, J.P. Looby 1-2, and Carl Gahan. The subs used were: Jamie McCormack, Paul Fitzgerald and Garreth Byrne. On this coming Friday we play Kilsheelan in the south championship.
In monroe on Sunday last we were defeated in the under/21 ‘A’ hurling on a scoreline Fethard 0-6 (0-2), to Kilenaule’s 3-14 (3-5). The team was: Owen Doyle, Ian Kenrick, Tommy Gahan, Philly Croke, Kevin O’Donnell, Michael Aherne 0-3f, Shane Walsh, Cian Maher, Glen Burke, Karl Maher, Brian Coen 0-3, Jamie McCormack, Kenneth O’Donnell, Ronan Maher and John Noonan. Subs used were: Darren O’Meara and Michael Dillon.
In minor hurling, on wed 7th August, we received a walkover from Newcastle and on Tuesday 13th August we play Kilsheelan.
We had no winner of our €4,900 Lotto jackpot and two match three winners of €75 each: John O’Riordan (Kerry Street) and Tom Healy (The Islands, Urlingford). The €50 lucky dip winner was Danny Kane (Kerry Street).
We extend our sincere sympathy to the families of John Harrington, Abbey Street, Jim Danagher, Congress Terrace, at this time on there recent bereavments. Go ndeanai Dhia trocaire orthu.

With the start of he new school year almost with us, parents of day pupils attending Rockwell College may wish to note a students daily bus service serving Fethard, to Rockwell will operate. Students availing of the service are advised that booking a place is absolutely essential. Full details may be obtained from Gus on 062 62150 or 086 8389002.

We have an enquiry from cross channel for any information on the Irishman who led the first tour by an Irish Rugby team to Australia. The tour took place towards the end of the 19th Century. The touring captain is reported to have been a Tipperary man, named Baskiville. Was there a family of that name resident in the Kilsheelan / Newtown Anner area. Any information would be very much appreciated by our enquirer who is doing some research in connection with rugby.

The reports to a number of questions, re. rules of the road, published in a national newspaper on Sunday make interesting reading. A large percentage of drivers did not know speed limits, stopping distances at various speeds, correct hand signals if indicator not working etc. The above brings to mind a few reports we have had recently concerning of local not so good driving experiences.
A car driver stopped at the pedestrian crossing to let some pedestrians cross from left to right apparently did not notice a lady with a young child crossing from the opposite direction. Moving off too soon he very nearly came in contact with the lady concerned. We have also had reports of motorists overtaking cyclists approaching road junctions and turning left as they overtook. Remember, a cyclist has no rear view mirror. Cyclists are also at times very much at fault. Right hand turns with no signal of any kind and no lights in wintertime, plus cycling on the footpath are some of the problems. Please be careful.

The annual pilgrimage to the Holy Year Cross on Slievenamon takes places on this Thursday August 15th. Pilgrims are requested to essential at the mountain wall at 2pm. Parking facilities are available in O’Donnell’s field where there will be Stations of the Cross and Rosary for those unable to make the climb.

The wedding took place at Killusty Church on Saturday last of Catherine, daughter of Mr John and Mrs Joan Allen, Killusty to Mr Paul Tann from Manchester.

Best of Luck to Jacqui Freyne, Grove, who travels to Potsdam, Germany, as a member of the Irish Masters team who take part in the European Masters Athletic Championships at Potsdam. Jacqui will compete in the 100m, 200m, High Jump and Long Jump. She wishes to thank sincerely her sponsors and would appreciate further sponsorship as BLE do not fund Master Athletics.

On Thursday evening the club ran the 2nd Annual ‘Fethard Walls 4-Miler Road Race’ on a 4 x1 mile circuit of the town, starting at the Main Street, down to the Ballroom cross, The Valley, over Watergate Bridge, down Burke Street, up The Green, down Barrack Street and finishing under the medieval North Gate at Sparagoleith. The winner of the men’s senior race was John Downes (London Irish) with Patricia Danagher, Templemore, winning the ladies race. Sixty-five competitors faced the starter for the event. The main sponsor was ‘Tom Hogan Motors, Clonmel’ for which we are very thankful. Prizes were also donated by O’Sullivan’s Chemist, Glanbia, Fethard Electrical Wholesale and Markethill Stud. The ladies attending the teas must be complimented on their spread for the night, also the Gardai for their co-operation and the many stewards who were in attendance on the night.
At the Masters Track and Field Championships held at Tullamore on Saturday last, our club chairman Miceál McCormack won two All-Ireland bronze medals in his category (V4) in the 6 to 10 shot, and 35lb for distances. This brings our season to a close since last October. Hopefully over the next few weeks during our rest period more young and not so young athletes will give consideration to take up the sport. Next season will be our 50th Anniversary. Looking forward to seeing everyone back to training in October.


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