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Monday 23rd September 2002

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Our opponents in the senior football county quarter finals draw should be known by this weekend. The intermediate hurling south semifinal draw should also be known on Sunday evening. The club is also in the county senior football league. We have no further involvement in any other competition. Club honours to date for this year are, under 21 A football south and county champions, and senior football south champions.
Our lotto jackpot €5,500 was not won. We had one match three winner who received €150 — Anton Denmead (Rathkeevin, Clerihan) .Our €50 lucky dip winner was Frank Burke (Main Street). The numbers drawn were 4, 14 ,17 and 18.
Our sympathies are at this time with the family of Seamus Cummins, Burke St. following their recent bereavement.

The wedding took place in St. Cecelia’s Church, Hamilton, Brisbane, Australia, of Thomas, son of Mr and Mrs Michael Meehan, Lismortagh, Fethard, to Ms Suzie Drake, Hamilton. A large number of family members travelled to Brisbane for the wedding and to join in the celebrations afterwards in the Sheraton Hotel, Hamilton.
Thomas was very well known in Tipperary farming circles prior to emigrating. A skilled and very fast sheep shearer in Tipperary, his services and skill in this annual operation on Tipperary sheep farms was very much sought after. We wonder did he avail of the opportunity to develop his proficiency in this field even further in the land of millions of sheep. Best wishes and best regards from his many friends in the area to Thomas and his new bride.

We record the death of Seamus Cummins, Burke Street, who died suddenly on Saturday evening, 21st September.

Fethard was grief stricken on Saturday night following the news of the death of popular local resident Seamus Cummins, Burke Street. Rated a most careful and competent driver, it is believed that Seamus took suddenly ill while driving home from Clonmel, and died where his car stopped by the roadside at Lakefield, two miles outside Fethard.

Sincere sympathy is extended to his wife Teresa, daughters Mary and Gráinne, sons, Johnny and Vincent.

Removal took place from McCarthy's Funeral Parlour at 6.45pm on Monday 23rd September, to Holy Trinity Parish Church Fethard.

Burial takes place at Calvary Cemetery following Requiem Mass at 11am on Tuesday.

There are still a few more places available for children at the Fethard Community Playgroup. Opening hours from 9.30am to 12.30pm, Monday to Friday. If you are interested, please contact Tel: 052 32316 for details. Cost per child per morning €4.

We record the death of Peggy Martin (nee Marnell), Coolmoyne. Burial took place in Calvary Cemetery on Saturday 21st September following 11am Mass at Holy Trinity Church Fethard.

The local Conference of St. Vincent De Paul wish to announce that they are renewing, this year, their support /help scheme for third level education. Anybody who has a son /daughter at a third level college, or just about to start, should contact any member of the conference as soon as possible if they wish to take part in the scheme.

The Annual General Meeting of Fethard & Killusty Community Council will take place on Tuesday 15th October, 2002, in the Tirry Community Centre at 8.30pm. All are welcome to attend.


Preparations are currently being made for the Annual National Culchie Festival, which will take place in Fethard next month, bank holiday weekend 26th and 27th October. Last year’s winner was Ken Lee from Killusty who took over the crown from another local winner, Brendan Morrissey, Cashel Road, Fethard. Maybe the parish will make it a hat-trick this year! THIS YEAR'S PROGRAMME

The Well Golf Club’s outing to Mitchelstown Golf Club on Saturday 21st September has been cancelled and will now be rescheduled at a later date to be announced.

Collectors have now been appointed to visit householders in Fethard & Killusty parish. Subscribers will be given full information on the methods by which subscriptions may be paid. The promoters are confident that full support will be given to the project.

The numbers drawn on Tuesday 17th September were 4, 24, 27 and 30. There was no Jackpot Winner and two "Match 3" winners, who received €75 each:
Gaye Trehy, Donoughmore, Lisronagh.
Benny Shine, c/o O'Donovans, Burke Street, Fethard.
The three €50 Free Draw winners were:
Michael Cahill, c/o Walshes, Barrack Street, Fethard
Mary Healy, The Green, Fethard.
Stephen Roche, Ballinard, Fethard.
This week's Jackpot remains at €10,000 and the Sellers Prize for the winning jackpot ticket is now €560

Our new bridge season started on Wednesday 11th September and the results were:
1st Gross: Betty Walsh and Brigid Gorey
2nd Gross: Alice Quinn and Teresa Cummins
1st Nett: Maura Mullins and Kathleen O’Connell
2nd Nett: Frances Burke and Breda Walsh
Bridge will recommence in the Tirry Centre on Wednesday 25th September, where we will be playing for the Free Sub Gross.

If you have an old photograph of interest to our readers why not email it to us and we will include it on next week's 'Pic of the Past'

This photograph was taken at the Fethard & Killusty / London Reunion in the 1960's. Included are members of the Fethard Legion of Mary who organised the annual event to keep in touch with emigrants who travelled to work in England. If you know the names please let us know. Some of the faces we recognise so far are Canon Lee P.P., Tommy Carey, Percy O'Flynn, Nicky O'Shea, Jimmy McInerney, Tom Shine, Pat Shine, Alice Fitzgerald, Billy Fitzgerald.

We are now settled back to school and well into the new academic year 2002–2003. The Junior Cert results arrived on Wednesday 11th September amid great jubilation. As with the Leaving Cert results they were excellent with many students achieving As in a wide range of subjects. The results were given to the students by school principal, Mr Ernan Britton, and deputy principal, Ms Marian Gilpin. A minutes silence was observed by the students and staff of the school at 1.46pm to mark the first anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America.

The Annual general Meeting of the Patrician Presentation Secondary School Parents’ Association will take place on Monday 23rd September at 8pm in the school. A guest will attend from the Health Board to speak on ‘Substance Abuse’. All parents are encouraged to attend.

Fethard’s Patrician Presentation Secondary School is the venue for the ‘Life Long Learning Autumn 2002 Classes’. The programme consists of classes in the following:

  • European Computer Driving Licence (16 weeks x 2 hours), cost €320.
  • Woodcrafts (8 weeks x 2 hours), cost €65.
  • Exercise to Music (8 weeks x 1 hour), cost €40.

Classes will take place at 7.30pm on Tuesday evenings, commencing on 24th September. A minimum of 10 participants required for classes to form. Enrolment will take place at the school during office hours on or before September 18th. Full payment is due at time of enrolment. Further details from Tel: 052 31572.

Our junior football ‘B’ team is coming good with a late run when on Wednesday 11th September in Cloneen, we beat Killenaule on a scoreline, Fethard 2-12 (1-6), Killenaule 1-2 (1-1). The team was: John Fitzgerald, Peter Nolan, Diarmuid Burke, Keith Woodlock, Emmet Burke, Willie Quigley 0-1, Paul Hackett, Garreth Byrne, Colm Coen 0-5 (2f), John Noonan 1-1, David Flanagan, John Hanrahan 0-1, Paul McDonald, Shay Coen 0-4 (1f), and M.J. Croke 1-0. Subs used were: Miceál Sean McCormack, Paddy Cooney, Owen Whyte and Jonathan Spillane. Check sports page for next fixture.

Our under/10 football team travelled to Clonmel Commercials on Saturday last. Four teams competed in a mini blitz — Moyle Rovers, Fethard, Clonmel Óg and Clonmel Commercials. After having drawn with Clonmel Óg for second place, we were forced into a 3-minute each way decider which our gallant boys lost by one point. We came away very proudly with third place. Well done to all the boys who played so well. Thanks to all involved for all their help. A really heartfelt apology to Liam Hayes for the ungodly early morning call, in a panic for the football jerseys!
Most of our under/10 football team travelled to Kilsheelan the following morning (Sunday) to partake in a hurling blitz, and we just managed to field a team. It was a rough ride from the start yet we fought our way into yet another decider, this time into the final. It was a case of strapping the injured and those who were able to walk unaided were sent back out onto the pitch. The boys went into the decider with the first goal/point scored earning the team a place in the final. The atmosphere was electric and our man of the day was Owen Fitzgerald who scored the winning point. We went down bravely in the final to Carrick Swans and came away in second place. There were some great displays from the whole team with some great individual playing shown by Matthew Fitzgerald, Kieran Walsh, Damien Morrissey, Owen Fitzgerald, Alan Lawrence, Dylan Fitzgerald, Tommy Sheehan and Ronan Fitzgerald. Well done to all concerned.
Training for under/10 and under/12 football takes place on Wednesdays from 7pm to 8pm. Hurling training for under/10s and under/12s take place on Mondays at 6pm.

The Fethard & Killusty Community Council would like to thank all sponsors and all who supported their recent Golf Classic in aid of Fethard & District Day Care Centre. The total income for the Classic was €9,158 with expenses of €2,145, leaving a profit of €7,013. This money will now go towards the new extension at the Tirry Centre which is due to reopen within the next week or so.

Fethard Youth Club re-opened on Saturday night last September 14th, it was good to see all of our old faces back again. We would like to congratulate all our members for doing so well with their Junior Cert and Intermediate Cert results. Well done lads, keep up the good work!
Please note that the new times for the youth club are from 7.10pm to 9.10pm. We look forward to seeing you again this Saturday night, any new leaders or helpers would be greatly appreciated.

Congratulations to Joan O’Donohoe, supervisor of Fethard & Killusty Community Council FÁS Employment Scheme who was recently presented with a Distinction in Community Development Management after completing the FÁS course in conjunction with the National College of Ireland.

Articles and photographs for inclusion in this year’s Annual Emigrant’s Newsletter are invited and should be submitted as soon as possible to Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road, Fethard. Please have articles typed if possible or sent by email to the following address: newsletter@fethard.com

The wedding took place on Saturday 7th September in Holy Trinity Parish Church, Fethard, of Martina, daughter of Mrs Marie and Mr Pat Delaney, Redcity, to James Grimes, Cabinteeley, Dublin 18.
The wedding took place on Sunday 8th September in The Church of the Sacred Heart Killusty, of Áine, daughter of Mrs Mary and Mr Liam Cloonan, Killenaule Road, Fethard, to Mark Sadler, Windsor, Berkshire, Newport, England.

A meeting was held between members of the Fethard & Killusty Community Council, Jonathan Cooney, South Tipperary County Council engineer; and Christy Fitzgerald, tree specialist with Coolmore Stud, to discuss the practicalities of planting an environmentally friendly permanent Christmas Tree in The Square, Fethard. Following a very informative meeting on site and investigating similar sized trees used for replanting, it was decided to go ahead with the project in November. Coolmore Stud have kindly agreed to supply the tree, the County Council under the supervision of Thomas Fitzgerald will supply the labour and the Fethard & Killusty Community Council will supply the materials. The Community Council will also purchase additional seasonal lighting for the streets this year.


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