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Saturday 25th January 2003

Submitted to The Nationalist Newspaper

Results for Wednesday 22nd January.
1st Gross: Kay St. John and Rita Kane
2nd Gross: Brigid Gorey and Betty Walsh
1st Nett: Mike Burke and Suzanne Opray
2nd Nett: Nell Broderick and Moira McInerney
Anyone looking for a partner contact Annie O’Brien 31862.

The rugby teams travelled to Clonmel on Saturday last for their matches. The u-8s lost 2-1 in a poor game of rugby. Passing and tackling need improvement. Philip Maher had a great game and Gregory Henry scored our only try. The team was: Thomas Anglim, Keith Bergin, Cian O’Connell, Gavin Delaney, Jack Devaney, Gregory Henry, James Holohan, Luke Keating, James Mackey, Philip Maher, Colin Meagher, Joss Murray, Shane Power and Steven Tierney.
The u-l0s played well and won their match 4-1 with tries coming from Jack O’Connell (2) and Kevin Hayes (2). Mark Ronan, Johnny Grassick Joseph O’Brien and David Bergin played very well. The team was: David Bergin, Johnny Grassick. Conor Kavanagh, Kevin Hayes, Andrew Kelly, Daniel Hickey, Robert Maher, Luke Mulcahy, Michael-John Murphy, Joseph O’Brien, Jack O’Connell, Tim O’Hagan, Matt O’Sullivan, Mark Ronan and Paul Tierney.
The u-12s resulted in a three all draw. Tries came from Andrew Yates, Seamie O’Keeffe and James Kelly. Mike O’Hagan played very and was narrowly stopped at the try line a few times. The team was: Colin Blackmore, Dave Gorey, David Hall, Josh Hally, Shane Kavanagh, David Kelly, Joe Kelly, James Kelly, Sam Manton, Mike O’Hagan, Seamie O’Keeffe, Jack O’Sullivan, William Power and Andrew Yates.
Training as usual at 11am on Saturday in the new community field.

Jacinta Jackson has informed us that her father, Michael John Coffey, formerly of Clonmel and born in Fethard, died peacefully in Leeds England on January 16th 2003.

The numbers drawn in the Fethard and Killusty Community Lotto on Tuesday 21st January were: 8, 11, 13 and 31. There was no Jackpot Winner and two 'Match 3' winners who received who received €75 each:
Martin Ryan, c/o G. O'Donovan, Burke St., Fethard
Madge Kennedy, St. Benedicts Ward, St., Patricks Hospital, Cashel
The Jackpot remains at €10,000.
The three ‘Lucky Dip’ winners of €50 were:
Lorraine Coen, c/o Coens
Elaine Purcell, Burke St., Fethard
Eileen White, Drangan
Next weeks Jackpot sellers prize is €800

Our lotto jackpot of €7,100 was not won. The numbers drawn were: 5, 18, 21 and 24. We had three ‘match 3’ winners who received €50 each: Tom Ryan (46 St Patricks Place), John & N. Whelan, c/o Nicky O’Shea (Tullow), and Goldie, c/o Nicky O’Shea (Tullow). Our lucky dip winner of €50 was: Seamus Dorney (72 Woodvale Walk).
Club membership for the coming year is: adults €15 and juveniles €10. Fees are now due and can be given to Noel Byrne or Nicky O’Shea.
Our annual dinner dance is fast approaching and tickets at €25 each can be had from any of our dance committee. Date to remember is 1st March and the venue, Cahir House Hotel.
Congratulations to Damien Byrne, Aiden and Paul Fitzgerald, and John Paul Looby, on their McGrath cup success with Tipperary senior footballers, in the final played last Sunday in Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare. The final score after extra time was: Tipperary 1-9, Clare 1-8. Tipperary’s last success was in 1993 . Best of luck in the National League which commences this Sunday against Clare in Ardfinnan.
Our sympathies are with Darcy Family (Borrisokane) on the death of Mick who, for a number of years, was the official driver of Tipperary footballers al over the county. Go ndeanai Di trocaire orthu.

The Annual General Meeting of Fethard Country Markets will be held in the Market Shop on Friday 31st January at 10.30am.

The Abymill Theatre Fethard presents Ireland’s Opera Theatre Company Baroque Ensemble, conducted by David Adams and featuring soprano Lynda Lee, in the Abymill Theatre, Fethard, on Valentine’s Night, Friday, 14 February at 8:15pm. Tickets are €15 each and can be booked at O’Flynn’s Menswear, Fethard, Tel: 052-31254. Proceeds of the concert are in aid of Br Paul’s Patrician Brothers New School in Kenya. Bro Paul taught in Fethard for many years and was instrumental in Fethard Patrician Brothers school team winning the Kinane Cup back in 1963. Bro Paul left Ireland in 1978 when he volunteered for the Kenyan Patrician apostolate. He went on to be involved very actively with the very first Patrician Primary School in Africa and is now the Coordinator of the new Patrician Primary School and Dispensary at Kabongo, Eldoret. This project will be completed in Spring 2003.

A young Fethard lady had a rather frightening experience during the bush fires raging out of control in Australia. Sarah Ryan, Rocksprings, Fethard, now resident in Canberra, was given notice with her friends to pack and leave the house in which she resided as it was in danger of being engulfed by the flames. Very fortunately, within 15 minutes of their departure deadline, the strong wind fanning the flames changed direction and the danger was averted. Sarah has been in touch with her parents, Willie and Catherine Ryan, and is none the worse of her adventure.

The unending search by decedents of Fethard emigrants for information on their Fethard ancestors is ever ongoing. Mrs Rosmarie Burns – Gutterbarn, 115 Euston Road, Garden City, New York 11530, says, during the course of a recent letter, that we are the last resort! Her great-grandfather, John Strappe, was born in Fethard c.1845-1846. Date of emigration is unknown but Rosmarie’s grandmother was born in 1876. John Strapp(e) was a carpenter by trade. She seems most anxious to trace her Fethard roots and would be most grateful for any information.

Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Britain’s most successful theatre impresario is engaged in talks that could result in him being cast as saviour of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Sir Andrew, who maintains Kiltinan Castle as a stud farm and a holiday retreat, has made the generous gesture of offering his 1,100 seater showpiece theatre, for 21 years the home of ‘Cats’, as a permanent new home for the company

Local customers and friends of Paula Kelly were most disappointed to learn she has been obliged to close her beautifully appointed shop on Main Street. Paula, however, will still offer her excellent services for special occasions from her home from now on.

South Tipperary County Council have now almost completed their work on the redesigning and resurfacing of the car park adjacent to Fethard GAA Park. When completed the park will contain parking bays for 37 cars. Perhaps when completed it will help solve the double parking on the street at peak periods. This would mean that motorists would have to make the supreme effort to walk a few hundred yards to the shops, bank, post office etc. This is something that few are prepared to do in Fethard but will willingly pay parking meter fees for the privilege in Clonmel.

Ballylusky White Heather Harriers will meet at Fethard on this Sunday 2nd February for Rocklow / Rathvin.

Yoga classes will commence on Thursday 6th February in the I.C.A. Hall on Rocklow Road. There will be two sessions, one at 7pm and one at 8.30pm. All are welcome to participate.

Congratulations to Richard Gorey on bringing home a bronze medal from the under-16s international judo championships held in Wales last weekend. Well done Richard.


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