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Saturday 28th November 1998

A decision with regard to the restoring the BBC TV signal to the Fethard/Killenaule is expected from the powers that be within the coming week. The committee of Fethard/Killenaule Community TV service are keeping their fingers crossed and hoping the decision will be favourable and that the signal will be restored in time for Christmas.

Fethard GAA club will hold their AGM in the Abymill Theatre on Friday night December 11th at 7pm.

The Ballylusky White Heather Harriers will meet at Orchardstown on December 6th, Rocklow on December 13th, Peppardstown on December 12th. All meets at 12 noon.

The annual support quiz in aid of the “Youth in Need Christmas Bus from London” will be held in Burke’s Bridge Bar on Tuesday 8th December at 9pm. All are welcome for this very good cause.

Patrician/Presentation Secondary School
A parent teacher meeting will take place on Monday Dec. 7th for 3rd year pupils at 9.15am and 6th year at 1pm. Parents and pupils are requested to attend. All other classes have a free day on that date. Its transition Year Show time again. Look out Bill Swisson is about
as the pupils stage Noel Gay’s hilarious comedy “Me and My Girl” in the Abymill Theatre. The show will be held on Friday Dec.18th, Sat. 19th and two performances on Sunday 20th with a matinee and evening performances. Tickets at £4 and £3 for the matinee may be booked at the secondary school office from Monday Dec.14th between 3.45pm and 4.45pm on 052 31572. All previous productions by Fethard transition year students were sell outs with many disappointed patrons. If you want to make sure of your seat start “Doin” the Lambett Walk to the booking office you have been warned.
St. Vincent de Paul
The St. Vincent de Paul can only help those that we know are in need of assistance. We would be greatly aided in doing our work if people could inform us where help in all situations.
If you know of someone who is in need at this time of the year please contact any members of the Society and we can possibly help with out even the person knowing that the St. Vincent de Paul were involved. Members: Dinny Burke, Lynn Cummins, Vincent
Doocey, Fr. Hourihane OSA, Fr Séan Ryan and Peggy Sullivan.

Fethard Judo Club
There was a very large attendance at the Munster Judo Championships, which were held in The University of Limerick on Saturday last, Nov 21st. Fethard Judo Club who won a total of six gold, seven silver and one bronze medal. Valerie Colville won gold in the Snr. U/63 kg event and was also a member of the team representing the University of Limerick who won the mixed team event. Others to win gold were: Eric O’Donnell Snr.U/66 kg, Ciaran O’Shea Jnr.U/28 kg, Richard Gorey Jnr.U/37 kg, D.J. Gorey Jnr.U/41 kg. Silver: Kenneth O’Donnell Youths U/60 kg, David Conway Jnr.U/31 kg, Samantha Feery Jnr.U/28 kg, Stephen Shine Jnr.U/41 kg, Stephanie Lawrence Jnr.U/44 kg, Danielle Lawrence Open Youths, Roy Gorey Jnr.U55 kg. Bronze: Tony Gorey Jnr.U/55 kg. Declan Doyle gave a very good performance and finished in 4th place.

The death has occurred of Mr Dick McCarthy Burke St. the late Dick McCarthy, was something of an institution in his native Fethard. A leading national hunt jockey of the thirties and forties, he rode many winners both in Ireland and cross channel where he spent a period early in his carrier. Many older race goers will remember him for his association with two horses from the local Larry Keating stable, Gussie Goose and the late Mr Jack Toppins great mare Rio Rita, he also won some good races on his own mare Last Minnet. His racing career ended with a horrific fall some years ago at Galway. On retiring he helped out Captain Williams during his mastership of the Tipperary foxhounds by driving the hunt horsebox. Capt. Williams and he were jockey colleagues in England. An all round sportsman Dick McCarthy represented Fethard with distinction at hurling, football, soccer, tennis, rugby and cricket. A great raconteur and natural wit he spent his days in retirement holding court in the family McCarthy Hotel where he was interviewed by many visiting national and international sporting journalists and TV commentators. He will be missed by his family and wide circle of friends, we offer our sincere sympathy to his family.

Over the weekend Fethard badminton club members contested four county finals. At Hillview on Friday evening Pat Ryan was beaten in the 4th div. final. Singles, likewise Val O’Dwyer in the 6th div. final. On Sunday in Thurles our 4th div. Team of Pat Ryan Andrew O’Donovan, Ger Browne and James Dorney (sub) were beaten by Ballycommon on points after the game finished 5-5 all in games. Our 6th div. Team of Noel Sharpe, James Dorney, Micéal McCormack and Micéal Séan McCormack (sub) were beaten by the Country Club, Roscrea in there final.

Monday 23rd Nov.
1st Gross: Michael Kenny & Tony Hanrahan.
2nd Gross: Suzanne Opray & Anna Cooke.
3rd Gross: David & Bernie O’Meara.

1st Nett: Mary Quirke & Betty Walsh.
2nd Nett: Joan Kelly & Mary Delaney.
3rd Nett: Mick Burke & Marie Delaney.
We play for Christmas Prizes on Wed 9th Dec.
Club Contact: Looking for a partner etc. Annie O’Brien 052 31862.


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