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Saturday 6th February 1999

A distinguished visitor to Fethard last week was Eddie Jordan of the Formula One Motor Racing team. Mr. Jordan paid a flying visit to McCarthys on Thursday when his helicopter, landed at the rear of the hotel. Word quickly spread and there was quite a large gathering of youthful enthusiasts to watch the helicopter take off some time later.

Congratulations to young Mark Grant, Grangebarry, who rode his first winner at Powerstown Park last. The meeting was ‘Fethard Race Day’; all races being locally sponsored. Mark partnered ‘Spot the Difference’ to win a Hunters Chase. A leading juvenile show jumping, and event rider. Mark seems to be adapting equally well to riding under rules.

The death has occurred of Mrs Alice Simmons, London (formerly Alice McCormack, Coolmoyne). Interment took place in Calvary Cemetery.
The death has occurred of Mr Michael “Mikie” Slattery, The Green. The late Mikie Slattery was one of the last great family tracers in the locality especially families from his native Green area. He was of great help tracing families whose family name has now died out in Fethard, and who lived in houses long since demolished. A former Coolmoyne hurler his coffin was adorned with the Fethard G.A.A. flag and club members formed a guard of honour at his funeral. Interment took place in Calvary Cemetery.
The death has occurred of Mabel Mulcahy (nee Rice), Fenor, Waterford, and formerly of Carrigbawn, Fethard, who died on Thursday 28th January. Burial took place in Moyglass.

The White Heather Harriers have had some of there best hunts of the season from their Ballingarry meets and last Sunday proved no exception. The first three coverts drawn proved blank. The new plantation near the War House however held a brace and a half. This multiple find unfortunately caused the pack to split, the main pack got away on a good fox which they hunted with great drive and pace well into Co Kilkenny. Hounds were stopped still-hunting strongly, close to the large forestry near Tullaroan. This was almost a five-mile point and much more as hounds ran. Next Sundays meet is at Cloneen.

Fethard Junior B Football team won the County Tipperary Junior B Football championship final at Tipperary town on Sunday last. They beat Sean Treacys (west) in a most entertaining final, which produced a very high standard of football for the Junior B Division. Final score Fethard 1-10 Sean Traceys 1-6.
Fethard senior football team beat Mallow by a five-point margin in a senior football challenge game at Fethard on Sunday morning last.
Fethard are at home to Nemo Rangers, Cork, on this Saturday Feb. 13th in their Munster club senior football league game.

Club member Adrian Morrissey is currently in Budapest, Hungary, attending a seminar organised by the European Committee for young farmers’ and 4H Clubs. The seminar is titled “Facing Change – European Rural Youth Leaders of the Next Millennium”. The aim of the seminar is to raise awareness of current changes and challenges facing rural youth leaders and to examine the role of a leader in investigating and developing ways of meeting these issues.
Adrian is representing Macra na Feirme along with a member from Co. Galway. Next meeting takes place on Tuesday next Feb. 16th at 9pm in Lonergans.

Congratulations and well done to our athletes who done Fethard proud at the National Indoor Championships in Nenagh last week-end, with Brian Sullivan completing a double by winning both the men’s U/19, 800M and 1,500M.
Niall Maher won the men’s U/19, 60M and his brother Eoin was 2nd in the boys U/15, 60M. Eoin Sullivan took silver in the Boy’s U/17, 800M and won the boy’s U/17, 1,500M. Our AGM has been rescheduled to Friday night February 12th at 8.30pm in the Tirry Centre. All are welcome

AGM of Fethard & Killusty Community Games tool place on Friday night last. There was a small attendance, which appears to be the case now a most meetings, and this is a shame especially in the case of sporting organisations who have so much to offer to the community. However the dedicated few decided to soldier on and are prepared to enter the following team events before the closing date of Feb. 28th provided that those who are directly involved indicate to the Chairman or the Secretary that they wish to participate before Feb. 25th.
U/10 Mixed Football, U/13 Hurling, U/14 Camogie, U/12 Boys Soccer, Boys & Girls Volleyball, Choir and Adult and Juvenile Quizzes.
Jim O’Meara, St. Patrick’s Place is willing to train groups for Handball and anyone interested please attend at the Sports Centre on next Friday night at 7pm.
Former ace handballer, Joe Keane, has announced his intention of making a “comeback”.
There will be qualifying rounds for the Adult Quiz (comprising of panel of 6, 3 Adults and 3 under 17) in Pat O’Shea’s Lounge on Tuesday, February 23rd at 9pm, Fee £12.
Anyone wishing to enter a team in Juvenile U/14 Quiz please contact the Chairman or Secretary. There will be County & National finals in these events. The County Final of Art is in Thurles on March 13th. Date for local entries is now closed. Officers elected were President: Canon James Power. P.P.. Chairman: Joe Keane. Secretary: Phyllis Grace. Treasurer & P.R.O.: Peggy Colville. Delegate to Co. Board: Michael Fitzgerald. Delegate to Company: Peggy Colville. Games Director: M.C. Maher. Development Officers: Helena O’Shea and Jim O’Meara. The committee would like to thank the Augustinian Fathers and Kathleen Kenny for co-operation regarding the choir. This is a first time for Fethard and we wish them the best a the County Finals which will be held in Cloneen-date to be decided.

Handball training for Boys and Girls under 13 and 15 will be given in the Sports Centre commencing this Friday night Feb 12th at 7pm. Coach Jim O’Meara.

Monday 1st February.
1st Gross: Frances Burke & Margaret Hackett.
2nd Gross: Bernie O’Meara & Brendan Kenny.
3rd Gross: Suzanne Opray & Anna Cooke.
1st Nett: Eileen Dillon & Moira McInerney.
2nd Nett: Kay Walsh & Ella Kenny.
3rd Nett: Rose Lonergan & Mary Meagher.

Wednesday 3rd February.
1st Gross: Bridget Gorey & Betty Walsh.
2nd Gross: Margaret Hackett & Bernie Myles
3rd Gross: Eileen Dillon & Rita Kane.
1st Nett: Olive Looby & Marie Delaney.
2nd Nett: Frances Harrington & Eleanor Cummins.
3rd Nett: Frances Burke & Breda Walsh.

Club Contact: Annie O’Brien (looking for a partner etc.)

The results of the Fethard and District Credit Union Table Quiz held in Fethard Ballroom on 26th January are Competition A Winners: Killusty National School team members Ciara Aylward, Brietha Power, Ronan Shee and Samantha Feery. Competition B Winners: Killusty National School team members Gavin Lee, James Darcy, Darragh Corbett and Damien Donovan.

Fethard Country Markets require suppliers of the following produce: confectionery of various kinds i.e. buns, tarts, pastries, cakes, sponges etc. If you would like to become involved or for further information/details please contact any of our members at the weekly market in the Town Hall, Fethard, on any Friday morning between 8.00am and 11.00am

Fethard Historical Society will hold their annual Tipperariana '98 Book Fair in the Ballroom this Sunday afternoon, Valentine's Day. A great variety of books will be on offer to suit all tastes. A café will also operate on the premises. Come alone early. Admission £1.


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