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Saturday 9th May 1998

Tipp's Top
The Tipperary Foxhounds swept the boards at the Irish Master of Foxhounds Association Game Fair Show at Clonshire, Adare, on Sunday last. They won the following classes, The Best Couple of un-entered dog hounds. The Dick Russell Cup for un-entered dog hound, The Major McCalmon’s Cup for best couple entered dog hounds, The class for best un-entered bitch, The Grogan Cup for best couple un-entered bitches, The Evan Williams Cup for best two couples entered bitches. Congratulations to huntsman Simon Probin and K.H and 1st whip Pat O’Brien and to Paul O’Brien who helped out on the day.

His Grace The Archbishop, Most Rev. Dr. Clifford will visit Fethard on this Friday to administer the sacrament of Confirmation. Eighty-eight children from the parish will be confirmed. Parents, sponsors and children are requested to be in the church by 10.45am. The congregation are requested to be refrain from taking flash photographs during the ceremonies.

All teams in action last week were successful. A very youthful senior team were most impressive when beating the Co. Cork divisional team Avondhu in a challenge game on Monday night. The juniors had a good win over Ballingarry on Tuesday night, as had the minor footballers over Clonmel Og on Saturday last. This Saturday the senior footballers take on Moyle Rovers in the South Tipp.S.F Championship.

Sports Centre AGM
The following officers were elected at the AGM of Fethard G.A.A. Sports Centre. Chairman Waltie Moloney, Vice-Chairman Pat McDonnell, Secretary Mary Looby, Joint Treasurers Paula Gahan and Siobhan Maher.

The Parents Committee of Fethard N.S. will hold their annual church gate collection on the weekend of May 23rd–24th.

The Well Bar Golf Society will hold their next outing on May 30th. The Fethard golfers have arranged an outing to St. Helen’s Bay Golf Club, Rosslare for July 18th. Further information may be had from any committee member.

Macra Debate
Fethard Macra lost the All Ireland Final of the Macra Senior Debating Competition when narrowly beaten by Castleblaney, Co. Monaghan in Athlone on Saturday last.

Ballroom News
Results of the Progressive 25 Drive for Friday 8th May.
Joint Winners: Biddy O’Donnell and Jack Fleming, Paddy Butler and Gus Lawrence. Table Prize: John Martin and David O’Donnell. The Progressive 25 Drive is held every Friday night in the Ballroom at 9pm. All are welcome.
The large crowd who turned up see ‘Checkers’ on Sunday night last had a great night of dancing. Don’t forget our next dance will be held on Sunday 24th May and dancing will be to Michael O’Brien and his Band.

Fethard Bridge Club
The Monday Club held their End of Season Party on Monday 4th May, The result of the Fun Game which was held before the party was, North: Rita Holohan, South: Moira McInerney, East: Brendan Kenny, West: Bernie O’Meara. A very enjoyable night was had with plenty to eat and drink.
Result Wednesday 6th May
1st Gross Brendan Kenny and Buddy Roche.
2nd Gross Margaret Hackett and Bernie Myles.
1st Nett Carol Kenny and Kathleen O’Connell.
2nd Nett Rita Kane and Eileen Dillon.
The Annual President’s Dinner will be held on Wednesday 20th May in J’s Restaurant, Fethard. The winners of the President Prize plus the winner of the Player of the Year Competition will be announced at the dinner.
The Club’s AGM will be held on Wednesday 27th May at 7.30pm in the Tirry Club. All club members (both Monday and Wednesday) are requested to attend.
Club contact (looking for a partner etc) Annie O’Brien 052 31862

Fethard AC
Congratulations to all our athletes who participated at the County Track and Field Championships in Moyne on Sunday May 10th. The results are as follows: S. Lawrence won the Girls U\9. 80M.. D. Doyle was 3rd in the Boys U/9. 80M.. C. O’Keefe won the girls U/11, 80M. and was 3rd in the 300M. D. Sullivan was 2nd in the Boys U/13 Long Jump and 3rd in the 600M. A.O’Keeffe was 3rd in both the girls U/15, 100M and 400M. K. Lyne won both the Girls U/17, 100M and the 400M. J. Noonan won the Boys U/15 100M. E. Sullivan won both the 400M and the 800M in the Boys U/15 and was 2nd in the 100M. N. Maher won the Men’s U/19, 100M and the 400M and was 2nd in the Long Jump. B. Sullivan won both the 400M and 1500M in the Boys U/17. A. Prout won the Girls U/17, 1500M. Miceál McCormack was 2nd in the Men’s Over 50 100M. Carmel Condon won the Veteran Ladies 100M and was 2nd in the Senior Javelin.
Training for all athletes is on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7pm in the G.A.A. field. We would like to thank most sincerely all that supported our recent draw from Fethard and surrounding areas.

We would like to welcome Rory O'Connor and his friend Kate Richardson who are presently at home on holidays from San Francisco for three weeks.

Third Level students eligible to participate in the Summer Students Scheme are invited to apply for work with Fethard Historical Society. Students can earn £600 for 200 hours work during the summer months (from 1 June to 30 September 1998). Fethard Historical Society have vacancies for 12 students this year.
The available work will include: researching the photographs from the 'Kenrick Photographic Collection' taken around Fethard c.1895; newspaper research at The Nationalist office Clonmel and Thurles Library; interviewing senior citizens in the area; data entry on computer; working with Web Site development for the Internet; transcribing audio tapes. Please apply as soon as possible to: Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road, Fethard, Co. Tipperary. Tel: 052 31663.

Who can participate under the Scheme?
To qualify for work under the Scheme you must:
be currently in full-time third level education or in a full-time Post Leaving Certificate course of more than one years duration.
be aged 18 or over on 31st August, 1998.
satisfy a means test.

You CANNOT participate in the Scheme if you:
are in second level education or just completing second level education.
will be completing a course of study at the end of the current academic year.
are getting a Third Level Allowance, or other Social Welfare or Health Board payment.
are a mature Student that is age 23 or over on 1st January of the year you commenced your current course.
will be completing a Post Leaving Certificate course at the end of the current academic year.
are on a career break.
have an entitlement to Unemployment Assistance under Section 126 of the Social Welfare (Consolidation) Act, 1993.

Getting Work Under The Scheme

Students must get written approval from the Department of Social, Community and Family Affairs before the work/project commences.
Eligible Students will be given a Job Certificate and a booklet of Approved Sponsors (e.g. Fethard Historical Society).
Working arrangements are a matter to be agreed between the Student and the Sponsor.

Further Information
For further information Telephone (01) 7043875 or (01) 7043876, or write to: Social Welfare Services Office, P.O. Box 3988, Dublin 1.


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