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Saturday 21st February 1998

Tv group appeal
The Fethard/Kilenaule community group seeking to supply a multi-channel television service to the area has appealed to South Tipperary County Council for assistance.
At the February meeting of South Tipperary County Council Cllr. Ned Brennan appealed for support for the community group who last year sent a deputation to the Council chamber.
Cllr. Brennan said the group were being treated very unfairly. They only wanted to provide a service until the company with the licence provided it.
Members agreed that the government appointed regulator should he asked to receive a Council deputation on the matter.
The meeting was informed that the regulator had refused to meet a Dail committee on the matter by Cllr. Denis Landy.
Deputy Michael Ferris said the relevant Minister had refused to answer any questions in the Dull on the issue.
Cllr. Sean Meagher said the people of the area badly needed the service,
Cllr. Tom Wood said the people of the area and the group were being given very shoddy treatment.
Deputy Ferris said he understood that the regulator had changed her mind about speaking to a Dali committee and he agreed with the suggestion to send a deputation to her.

Family row resolved
An assault that arose out of a family dispute had now resolved itself, Clonmel court was told last week.
John O'Reilly, 7 Barrack Street , Fethard pleaded guilty to assaulting Bridget O'Reilly on the 3rd October at Barrack' Street, Fethard.

Inspector Pascal Feeney said O'Reilly returned home in the early hours of the morning and assaulted the injured party. He pulled her hair and kicked her. He had no previous convictions. The court was told that the dispute had now resolved itself. The incident arose as a result of a domestic dispute.
Judge William Hamill imposed a five day imprisonment sentence and suspended it for six months on condition that the defendent be of good behaviour.
Camogie Club agm: The annual general meeting of St. Rita's Camogie Club will take place on Monday next February 23rd, in the Tirry community centre, at 8pm.
The club promote a social evening in the Fethard Arms Lounge on Friday February 20th, at 9pm.

Double celebration
Best wishes to P. J. Colville who celebrated his 21st birthday on February 10th.
His grandparents, Dick and Nellie Ryan, celebrated their 51St wedding anniversary on February 12th.

Fethard AC
Training for all athletes resumes at noon on training grounds, Rosegreen Road, on this Sunday 22nd, at noon. All athletes are requested to attend to prepare for county indoor championships in Nenagh on March 17th.
The club wish to thank sincerely all who supported their recent church gate collection

Great to see so many old Golden friends among the very large number of followers who turned out to welcome the Ballylucky White Heather Harriers to Golden on Sunday last. A great afternoon's hunting was enjoyed around Cloughleigh Hills.
Best wishes for a speedy recovery to the doyen of Tipperary hunting men, William O'Connor, "The Billo," Golden, who is at present in St. Joseph's Hospital, Clonmel.
The White Heathers meet next Sunday at Ballintaggart at noon.

Angling Club agm
The annual general meeting of Fethard-Killusty Angling Club will be held on Friday February 20th, in the Tirry Centre, at 830pm.

Fethard Bridge Club
1st gross Annie O'Brien and Nell Broderick; 2nd Moira Mclnerney and Betty Walsh; 1st nett Marie Delaney and Olive Looby; 2nd nett Rota Holohan and Mary Delaney.
Wednesday 11th February - 5th round Player of the Year competition - 1st gross Breda O'Shea and Nell Broderick; 2nd gross Mary Quirke and Bu1dy oche; 1st nett Noreen Evans and Anna Cooke 2nd nett Olive Looby an Frances Burke.
Club contact Annie O'Brien, 052 31862.
Centenarian: Congratulations and best wishes to Mrs Holoway, Madamesland, who celebrated her 100th birthday on Friday February 13th.

International Fethard
Fethard has gone truly international over the past two weeks. Eleven hundred web surfers to date, from places as far apart as Australia, Japan and USA have linked up with Fethard At Home web page in the Internet.
The wonderful feedback from people worldwide with Fethard connections has exceeded all expectations and made the whole effort well worth while.
Anyone with suggestions of items that could be included on the website, please contact Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road, on 052 31663.
Well done, Joe, on your initiative in setting up Fethard At Home.

Recent death
The death has occurred of Ms Lizzie O'Shea, Coolmoyne. Interment took place at Calvary Cemetery.

His many friends in the Fethard and surrounding area were truly shocked by the tragic death of Arthur Finnan, following an accident at Ballynattin, near d'Arcy's Cross.
Arthur, a native of Nenagh, worked at Coolmore and Castlehyde Stud Farms. He made many friends and was extremely popular in his part-time employment at McCarthy's Hotel.
Sincere sympathy is extended to his parents and family.

New garage
Best wishes and every success to international rally driver Frank Meagher, who has opened a branch of his garage business at The Green (formerly Trehy's).

Enthusiasm knows no bounds if the attendance at the preliminary rounds of the beginners' racquetball team competition in the GAA Sports Centre are anything to go by.
The gallery in the number one court was packed to capacity for some of the matches. The organisers, who are more than pleased with the response, are just wondering how they are going to cope with the attendance on final night.


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