TV or not TV
We understand Fethard-Killenaule have been successful in their application for a licence to operate and thus give a quality TV service to all rural areas.
However, there is no gain without pain, the pain in this case being the cost. The committee hope to keep the cost to each receiver as low as possible.
They will however be introducing a selector system whereby those who do not pay will not play. Therefore it is in the interest of all that each and every recipient pays their subscription.
Anyone for tennis
Two division three teams, a ladies team and two underage teams have been entered by Fethard GAA sports centre in the 1997 Tipperary county tennis association league competitions. All tennis enthusiasts should by now be up at the centres three magnificent hard courts and practising hard.
The recent rains and the subsequent flow of fresh water have improved fishing on the Anner and Clashawley enormously. The evening competition for the Eddie O'Neill trophy take place this Saturday at 7.30. Met Kyleavalla Bridge.
Fethard defeated Clonmel Og 3-15 to 2-13 in their South Tipperary JF 'A' championship game at Monroe on Saturday last. The standard of football in this thrill a minute game surpassed that seen on many of the senior ties and was a credit to two excellent sporting teams.
A true blue
The death has occurred of Mrs. Peggy Marshall (nee Kenrick), Marian Court, Clonmel. Though left her native town well over seventy years. She never lost her great affinity with all things relating to as she affectionately called it "The Hole in the Wall". A life long follower of Fethard football she attended down the years most of Fethard's important games in Clonmel sportsfield. She especially enjoyed Fethard-Commerdais encounters and the 'craic' on these occasions between herself and a wellknown, prominent Commercials mentor was mighty, especially when Fethard won. She was decribed by a Clonmel friend as 'Clonmel's truest Fethard person'. Interment took place at St. Patricks cemetery.
Local newsagents were sold out early last week of their supplies of The Nationalist. The inclusion of a photograph of very photogenic senior citizens taken on their visit to Aras an Uactharain is strongly rumoured to be the reason for the increased demand.
Seven local invalids accompanied by their helpers from the parish left on Monday last with the diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes. Very Rev. Canon Power, PP, is spiritual director.
The pilgrims will remember everyone from the parish in their prayers at the shrine.
Fethard & Killusty Community Games
Fethard & Killusty Community Games Area Sports took place on June 2nd in the GAA Park, Fethard. A total of 67 young people took part which was a bit disappointing considering the number of youth in the town. However, it was very enjoyable for those who did take part and the following is an account of complete results.
U-5 60m, boys: Jake Maher, Glen Maher, Tommy Sheehan. Girls: Lorraine Feery, Aisling Sullivan, Niamh Cannon.
U-7 60m, boys: James Kelly, David Hall, Seamus O'Keeffe. Girls: Sinead Coffey, Grainne O'Donnell, Kelly Walsh.
Community Games Qualifiers:
U-8 60m, boys: Declan Doyle, Aaron O'Donovan, Christopher Sheehan. Girls: Stephanie Lawrence, Niamh Cannon, Samantha Feery.
U-8 80m, boys: Declan Doyle, James Kelly, Aaron O'Donovan. Girls: Stephanie Lawrence, Niamh Cannon, Samantha Feery.
U-l0 lOOm, boys: James Williams, David Prout, James Smith. Girls: Tracey Burke, Sarah Mai Ahearne, Stephanie Walsh.
U-b 200m, boys: James Williams, David Prout, Kieran Allen. Girls: Sarah Mai Ahearne, Tracey Burke, Stephanie Walsh.
U-12 lOOm, boys: Killian Cannon, Kevin Sullivan, Joey Feery. Girls: Niamh Nagle, Ciara O'Keeffe, Sabrina O'Dwyer. -
U-12 600m, boys; David Sullivan, Killian Cannon, Joey Feery. Girls: Ciara O'Keeffe, Jennifer Ronan, Kate Hanrahan.
U-14 lOOm, boys: Damien Cannon, Owen Maher, Paddy Cooney. Girls: Aoife O'Keeffe, Vanessa O'Donnell, Evelyn O'Donnell, Kersty McCarthy.
U-l4 800m, boys: Eoin Maher, Anthony Feery, Damien Cannon. Girls: Helena McCormack, Michelle Coffey, Evelyn McCarthy.
U-16 lOOm, boys: Eoin Sullivan, John Noonan, Damien Cannon.
U-16 1500m, boys: Eoin Sullivan, Anthony Feery, Paddy Cooney. Girls: Lisa O'Donnell.
U-17 lOOm, boys: Niall Maher, Brian Sullivan, Damien Cannon.
U-17 marathon, boys: Brian Sullivan.
Girls u-12 relay team: Elaine Casey, Sarah Stanbridge, Niamh Nagle, Miriam Carroll.
Girls u-14 relay team: Helena McCormack, Vanessa O'Donnell, Kersty McCarthy, Sabrina O'Dwyer.
Boys u-12 long puck: James Smith.
Girls u-14 long puck: Majella Croke.
First and second in the above events qualified for the County finals but wherever there was duplication the competitor had to make a choice of the event one wished to participate in at County level. Due to such duplication Samantha Feery is now qualified in u-8 80m and Kate Hanrahan in u-12 600m.
Relays will take place in Roscrea on Wednesday, June 25th at 7 pm. Main Athletics Programme will also take place in Roscrea on Sunday, June 29th at 12 noon. Competitors are requested to go straight to field as there will be no parade. Competitors must also arrange their own transport.
Tipperary Open Judo championships will take place in Canon Hayes Sports on Saturday, 21st June at 9 am.
Fethard club send best wishes for a speedy recovery to Johnny Sheehan, club coach and 1st dan who is ,,out of action" at present.
The Fethard walkers who intend walking from Fethard to Fethard, have been putting in some intensive training of late. Individaully each walker does six to eight miles per day and the group have together done Sunday walks thirteen and twenty miles respectively.
The walkers have been generous with their time and effort. Be equally generous with your sponsorship.
Benefit night for Fethard abbey
A huge benefit night in aid of the Augustinian Abbey, Fethard, Restoration Fund, is expected to attract a very large attendance to Clonmel Track on this Thursday evening.
There are six finals down for decision, all worth £200 to the winner whilst four open events over 300, 525, 550 and 730 yards will each have a winners prize of £450 which is a tremendous attraction for just one run.
In addition to a great night's racing there will be several other attraction? including gate prizes and nominators prizes so it's certainly a night not to be missed.
A night at the dogs
A greyhound night in aid of Fethard's Augustinian Abbey takes place in Clonmel Greyhound Track tonight (Thursday) at 8 PM.
Anyone who bought nominations have access with these tickets.
Teddy Hegarty, the well known Dublin bookmaker, will have a stand at the race night.