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Saturday 26th June 1999

Wednesday, 23rd June:
1st Gross: Tony Hanrahan and Michael Kenny.
2nd Gross: Bridget Gorey and Betty Walshe.
1st Nett: Annie O'Brien and Nell Broderick.
2nd Nett: Maura Mullins and Kathleen O'Connell.

There was a good and a bad side to the Fethard/Killusty situation regarding the County Finals of Community Games Athletic Championships held in Clonmel on Sunday last, 27th June. It was disappointing that out of a total of 27 entries only 7 competitors turned up, especially with the venue "on their doorstep" and unfortunately Stacey Grace and Tracey Burke, both competing u/12 missed their race being announced. But every cloud has a silver lining or in this case a golden one as Stephanie Lawrence, Woodvale Walk, had a great win in the girls u/10 100m, and Eoin Maher, Abbeyville won a Silver medal in the u/16 100m. Stephanie is now through to the Credit Union National Finals in Mosney and her birth cert., photo and fee must be given to Sec. Mrs. Phyllis Grace immediately. Well done to Stephanie and Eoin.

Meeting of Fethard Judo Club was attended by Johnny Sheehan, Rory Walsh, Valerie Colville, Eric O'Donnell, Peggy Colville, Dr. Carmel Condon, Phyllis Grace, Avril Colville, Rosie Gorey, Ken O'Donnell, Helena O'Shea, Annette O'Donovan and Denis Gorey in the Town Hall on Friday night last, June 25th. Both Denis and Rosie Gorey were co-opted on to the committee as assistant treasurers and Phyllis Grace was also co-opted as assistant Secretary for the remainder of the year. The club will close for the summer from Friday night next. The following people will travel to contest the Community Games Munster Finals on Saturday, July 10th in Limerick. Richard and D.J. Gorey, Stacey Grace.

Golf lessons for juveniles (over 10's) will start on Saturday 3rd July at 11am.
Please ring (052)32040 to book your place.

The death has occurred of Mrs. Dolly Bulfin, The Valley. Interment took place at Calvary cemetery.
The death has occurred of Mr. Paddy Lyttleton, Mocklers Terrace. Interment took place at Calvary cemetery.
The death has occurred of Mr Danny Shelly, at St. Patrick's Hospital Cashel. Danny formerly lived on The Green.

The homily for the late Cardinal Basil Hume was read by Bishop John Crowley. Bishop Crowley, whose mother was a native of Kilteely, Co. Limerick, is first cousin of Mr. John O'Connell, Strylea.

Fethard hurling selector Mick Ahearne had a narrow escape from serious injury returning from the intermediate hurling game vs Kilsheelan at Monroe on Saturday night. A car being driven from Main St. collided with Mick Ahearne's jeep on the Convent Bridge. Extensive damage was caused to both vehicles. The driver of the other vehicle left the scene following the crash. It is understood that he was contacted by the Gardai later that night.

Fethard Tidy Town workers continue their good work on this Thursday evening, July 1st. This week the St. Patrick's Place area is being targeted for the clean up effort. The initial effort two weeks ago attracted 7 adults and 10 juvenile volunteer workers. Ten sacks of litter were collected in Main St. and Burke St. The organisers are hoping for a better turn out of voluntary workers this week. A good turn out of teenagers would be appreciated. The effort commences from the town hall at 7pm.
Please bring gloves and a litter bag if possible.

Fethard had a five point, 2-14 to 3-6, win over Kilrossanty in a most entertaining, free flowing, high scoring game at Fethard on Sunday last. Those two great traditional football clubs both of whose origins go back to the foundation of the GAA have met annually in challenge games since their first such encounter in 1954. Some mighty games have been played between the two clubs down the years. A few may have got a bit over physical, but sure there is no one dead as a result and the two clubs have still the most cordial relations.
A great tribute to Fethard is the fact that Kilrossanty use their display against the Blues as a yardstick to their form for the Co. Waterford S.F. Championship which they have won many times.
Many GAA followers may not know that the Kilrossanty colours are the colours of the Co. Kerry teams. Around 1908, Kerry travelled to Dungarvan for a game against Waterford. They came without their jerseys and were loaned a set of the Kilrossanty club.
They played so well on the day, the Kerry board decided to make the Kilrossanty colours their official strip and that believe it or not is how Kerry came to wear the famous green and gold.
Jimineen Power, present Kilrossanty manager and star player of yesteryear, holds a unique record. His eighteen years playing period with Waterford senior football teams is one of the longest in GAA records. Jimineen's lengthy term in a county jersey is second to the great Christy Ring's 20 year term in the Cork colours.

A Mass for deceased members of the Fethard Players and Hogan Musical Society will take place in the Abymill Theatre on Friday evening, 2nd July, at 7.45pm. This will be followed by a sponsored walk encircling Fethard. Refreshments and music afterwards in The Castle.

Ella Kenny would like to thank all who visited her, sent good wishes and cards during her recent illness. It was a great help to have such considerate friends and neighbours.

The activities of the Day Care Centre, certainly ended with a flourish last week, when 54 of our members had their end of year party. Everyone enjoyed the festive atmosphere and the lovely feast. Thanks to all the generous donors and thanks also to the ten voluntary helpers and servers, who did so much to make the party such a success. As always, the musicians Jimmy, John and Pauline were at their best, and contributed so much to the enjoyment of the day.
The centre will be closed until 6th September, and this opportunity is taken to express gratitude to Eileen, Anne Marie, Esther, Patsy, Tommy and Donal, for their hard work and commitment to the centre. Thanks also to all the voluntary helpers, throughout the past years
The Day Care Centre has a very active and hard working committee. Thelma is Chairperson, and is also responsible for all the buying, Brian is in charge of the transport, Agnes is the treasurer with Carmel assisting her, Julie is secretary and Megan is P.R.O. Jimmy takes care of the Bingo and the collection of the newspapers each morning, Nellie helps with the raffle and Noreen gives her talent to the craft work carried on in the centre a Nora, our community nurse keeps a watchful eye on all the clients. Maura and Phil are always available when needed, while Fr. Seán, Joe and the two Mary’s support the group with their time and advice. Last, but certainly not least Sr. Christine, with her welcoming friendly personality keeps the day room running smoothly

This year's GAA Juvenile Summer Camp will take place from Monday 5th July to Friday 9th July (inclusive). The camp is suitable for 5-12 age group and will take place each day from 10am until 2.30pm. A packed lunch is required each day for all participants. Names to Paula Gahan, Martin or Ian O'Connor.

Fethard Athletic Club continued their successful run last Thursday in Borrisoleigh where their performance won them the 'B' County League. Over seventy children from Fethard and Killusty competed in the three leg event. The 'Miceál McCormack Perpetual Shield' was presented to club secretary Carmel Condon by county board chairman Lesley Smith.


Senior Football
We had a successful challenge last Sunday in Fethard vs Killrossanty, in preparation for our next game, the 1st round of the County Championship in Littleton on Sat. 10th July against Moyne Templetuohy. We have another challenge next Sunday morning, 4th July, in Fethard at 11 o'clock against Coolaclare (Clare).

Intermediate Hurling
We maintained our good form in accounting for Templederry on Tues. 22nd June.
Fethard 1-10 (1-5), Templederry 0-11 (0-4).
Fethard scorers: Miceál Spillane 0-6 (4 frees), Kenneth Browne 1-0, Colin Allen 0-2, Kenneth O'Donnell 0-1, Ciaran Treacy 0-1.

On Sat. 26th June we played the 2nd round of the South championship against Kilsheelan in Monroe. After a very quiet opening half we were ahead at half time 1-4 to 0-2. But in the 2nd half the game came alive and within 10 minutes we were ahead by only 1 point, 1-5 to 1-4. Then our lads stepped up a gear to record a great victory, 4-10 to 1-6.
Team: Paul Fitzgerald, Ml Ahearne, Ml Burke, Thomas Burke (0-1), P J Ahearne, Ml Ryan, Ml Quinlan, S. O'Donnell, Ml Spillane (0-5 Frees), Willie Morrissey, Colin Allen (1-0), Damien Byrne (1-2), Ken O'Donnell, Kenneth Browne (1-2), Miceál Sean McCormack (1-0). Subs: Ciaran Treacy for Willie Morrissey, (inj) Conor O'Donnell. The final game in our County League was played on Tuesday last, 29th June, vs Brackeen.

Minor Football
Our A team have just one game to go vs Killenaule. Having lost just one game we are assured of a semi-final spot.
Our minor B have completed their programme. Thanks to all who helped and played.
There are still places in the minor A.

U16 Football
Competition resumed on Sat. 26th after exams with Fethard beating Commercials 3-17 to 3-2. This has assured them of a semi-final spot.


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