The administration of Fethard Sports Centre was formally taken over by Fethard GAA Club at a meeting in the centre on Tuesday night of last week. The centre will now be known as Fethard GAA Sports Centre and will be run by a subcommittee of Fethard GAA Club.
The officers of the sports centre committee are Chairman: Waltie Moloney, Secretary: Mary Godfrey; Joint treasurers: Paula Gahan and Marie Lawless.
With the start of the tennis season now with us, the centre has affiliated to the Co. Tipperary Tennis Association and will enter teams in the 1997 Tipperary tennis leagues. Davy Morrissey has agreed to act as tennis co-ordinator.
A special tennis meeting will be held in the centre on this Friday evening at 9pm. All interested in promoting tennis at the centre are requested to attend.
It was decided to leave membership fees the same as last season. Fees are now due and are payable to the chairman, secretary or treasurer.
Daire Maher, son of M. C. and Eileen Maher, Grove Road, was winner of the final of the community games under-9 Co. Tipperary art competition.
Best of luck to Master Maher when he goes on to represent Tipperary in the all-Ireland finals of the competition, which will be held in August.
The death has occurred of Michael (Mick) Dineen, Kerry Street.Interment was made at Calvary Cemetery.
The death has occurred of Mrs Mai Carey, The Green.Interment was made at Calvary Cemetery.
The death has occurred of Liam Walsh, Clonmel, and formerly of Coolenure.
Interment took place in Clonmel.
Fethard Bridge Club
Monday 19th May Special end-of-season competition - 1st Neilie Hall and Margaret Hackett, 2nd Rose Lonergan and Francis Burke, 3rd Antoinette O'Donnell and Nell Broderick, 4th Rosemary Lalor and Betty Walsh, 5th Norah Ahearne and Gemma Burke.
Wednesday 14th May -. President's prize competition. The winners of the president's prize were Dick Gorey and Betty Walsh (1st nett). The winners of the committee prize were Bernie Myles and Margaret Hackett (1st gross).
2nd nett Olive Looby and Rosemary Lalor, 3rd nett Eileen Dillon and Marie Delaney, 4th nett Eve Goodbody and Suzanne Opray, 5th nett Kathleen O'Connell and Maura Mullins, 2nd gross Frances Burke and Breda Walsh, 3rd gross Teresa Cummins and Alice Quinn, 4th gross Anna Cooke and Carol Kenny, 5th gross Buddy Roche and Brendan Kenny.
The club's annual dinner was held on May 21st in J's Restaurant, Fethard.
The club president presented his own prize and the committee prize to the winners.
Jimmy Hayes and his wife Sara presented the Kitty Hayes Memorial Perpetual Trophy to the winners of the club championship, Mon Kenny and
Percy O'Flynn and his sisters Margaret and Dolores presented the William O'Flynn Memorial Perpetual Trophy to the winner of the Player of the Year competition, Betty Walsh.
The clubs agm was held on 28th May. Details next week.
Community games: Fethard and Killusty area sports will take place in GAA field on bank holiday Monday June 2nd, at 2pm. Ages are boys and girls under-8, -10, -12,-14 and -16.
Competitors must be under age on 31st July '97. First and second qualify for county finals in Roscrea on June 29th.
Killenaule and Fethard community TV
Following last week's advertisements in the national newspapers, we in the Community TV Co. are applying for a temporary licence so as to give a quality tv service at a fair price to all rural areas in our district.
The threat of legal action still hangs over our project, but we are hopeful of meeting any requirements set by the Minister. As a non-profitmaking organisation, we will also be pressing that the licence fees would not be too high. Thanking you for all your support to date
Visits to Fethard recently were Mr Paul Sause, Portland, accompanied by his wife and son, who are compiling a family tree. Their search for relatives proved fruitless as the last member of the Sause family in this area, Jack Sause of Sauscestown died in 1943 and is interred in Peppardstown.
Mr Sause stated that in compiling the family tree they have traced over one hundred members of the Sause families in the U.S.A., whose ancestors all come from the Fethard district.
National Library records show lands granted to Philip Sause at Saucestown in December 1541.
A gala night of greyhound racing is scheduled for Clonmel Track on June 19th.
Proceeds will go towards the Fethard Abbey restoration work. The Abbey has stood the test of time for 700 'years and it is fitting that it be made secure for a new millennium.
In the picture
Fethard Historical Society have been given a grant of £2,000 to catalogue and print what the National Museum have described as unique, the Kenrick Collection of Glass Plates.
This collection of glass negatives was discovered four years ago in Main Street. They are negatives on glass of photographs taken by Paddy Kenrick, Main Street, betweep 1892 and 1912, and are now in the possessionof Joe Kenny of Fethard Historical Society, who is a greatnephew of Paddy Kenrick.
Fethard Historical Society intend to publish at present three sets of the photographs - one for the National Museum of Ireland, one for the Tipperary County Museum, Clonmel, and one for Fethard Historical Society.
The grant to Fethard Historical Society was one of twenty-five grants awarded by the Heritage Council, out of 500 applications for funding.
Joe Kenny and Terry Cunningham accepted the award on behalf of Fethard Historical Society at a ceremony in Kilkenny Castle on May 21st.
Corpus Christi procession, on this coming Sunday evening 1st June, at 7.3Opm, starting at the Parish Church and ending with Benediction in the Abbey Church. All are welcome to join in this annual celebration.
Secondary School: A school sports day was held on Thursday May 15th, in glorious weather. Well done to Bernie O'Connor, PE teacher, transition year, who organised the day and all who participated.
First year girls sprint Rebecca Carroll.
Second year girls sprint - Elaine Williams.
Second year boys sprint - Frank Nugent.
First year boys lap of pitch - Eoin O'Sullivan.
Third year boys three laps of pitch - Brian Sullivan.
Transition year boys four laps of pitch Michael Costello.
First year girls threelegged race - Noel Leahy and Pamela Sharp.
Second year girls threelegged race - Elaine Williams and Lisa O'Donnell.
Third year boys threelegged race - Frank Nugent and Val O'Dwyer.
Third year girls threelegged race - Edel Fitzgerald and Deirdre K.
Third year boys threelegged race - John McCarthy and John O'Meara.
Transition year girls three-legged race - Nora O'Meara and Sandra M.
Transition year boys three-legged race - John Phelan and Noel O'Callaghan.
Fifth and sixth year girls three-legged race - Evelyn E. and Brid Cloonan.
First year boys threelegged race - John Noonan and Eoin O'Sullivan.
Sixth year mixed threelegged race - Ailis Sheehan and Tom Quinlan.
Senior girls sack race Fiona Ryan.
Fifth year girls sprint Jennifer Keane.
First year relay - N. Eoin - John Noonan, Patrice Tobin, Eoin Sullivan, Jennifer Frewen.
Second year N. Brid Glen Burke, Frank Nugent, Elaine Williams and Lisa O'Donnell.
Third year N. Aine David Kennedy, Joe D. Lee, Cathriona O'Br en and Marie Houlihan.
Seniors, fifth year Jennifer Keane, Sheila O'Donnell, Aidan Fitzgerald and Pat Walsh.
Further steps have been taken over the past week at Fethard Sportsfield.
Seats have been installed in the stand and last weekend the new playing pitch was squared out and goalpost erected.
Basketball: inc junior basketball league final took place on Wednesday May 21st, between teams E and C. Team C came through victorious - Michael Ahearne captain, Brian Sullivan, Philip Croke, Jimmy Hayes, Frank Nugent. The result was 10 to 7.
Congratulations to John Phelan on coming third in the long jump at the East Munster Boys' Track and Field intermediate section in Waterford on May 21st.
The Leaving Cert celebration Mass takes place this Thursday May 22nd. It will be celebrated by Father Michael Barry and John McKenna who gave the sixth year retreat will also be present.
The transition year went to see "Romeo and Juliet" on May 15th. Viewing Shakespeare with a difference made quite an impression on all.
Outdoor pursuits were the order of the day for first and third years to Dunmore East and Birr, respectively, and the fifth years are to enjoy their day out on Tuesday May 27th.
Maeve Carey Benefit Concert Carousel of music Abymill Theatre, Fethard Saturday, 7th June
at 8,15 pm Come and enjoy the melodies of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Rodgers & Hammerstein and Novello & Puccini with Maeve Carey, Mezzo, Wendy Dwyer, Soprano, Carol Daly, violin and Ann Healy Mays, piano
Booking O'Flynns Menswear, Fethard 052-31254 Tickets £5