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Saturday 30th October 1999

The wedding took place recently in Fedamore, Co. Limerick, of Michael, son of Mr and Mrs Eddie Trehy, Kilnockin, to Ms Cathy Walsh, Fedamore.
The wedding has taken place in the U.S.A. of Ray, son of Mr and Mrs Dan Cummins, St. Patricks Place to Ms Leslie Gunther, Connecticut, U.S.A. Prior to emigrating Ray Cummins was a prominent Fethard and Tipperary hurler and footballer. Ray with his brother Owen continue to figure prominently in New York GAA playing circles and both were members of the Tipperary Senior Hurling Team which won this years New York SH Championships.

Congratulations to Ed Sheehan, St. Patricks Place lucky outright winner of the £1,400 Jackpot in last weeks Augustinian Abbey Building Fund Lotto Draw.

The death has occurred in Surrey, England, of Mr. Paddy Sheehan, formerly of Redcity Road, Fethard.

Fethard was stunned on Sunday morning with the news of the death of John McGarry, Woodvale Walk, following an accident on Saturday night in his native Ballynonty.
The tragedy was all the more poignant as John was married on just the 3rd July last to Anne Morrissey, St. Patricks Place. Sincere sympathy is extended to the McGarry and Morrissey families. Interment took place in Calvary Cemetery.

Ballylusky White Heather Harriers have been obliged to alter their November hunting arrangements. They will now meet in Ballylusky on this Sunday Nov. 7th and in Cloneen on Nov. 14th.

The eagerly awaited South Tipperary Senior Football final between Fethard and Moyle Rovers takes place in Kilsheelan on Sunday. Many Fethard supporters were of the opinion that Fethard should have beaten the Rovers in their County semi-final game at New Inn. The old hard luck story had oft been Fethard's downfall. The late Mikie Dalton often said “that’s the one player Fethard should drop”.
Next Sundays gives the Blues a chance to make amends. The outcome is awaited with great interest.

The annual general meeting of Fethard & Killusty Council takes place on Tuesday 9th November in the Tirry Community Centre at 8.30pm.

The club are currently busy preparing for the South Final of the Macra Capers Competition which takes place in Boherlahan on tomorrow, Friday Nov.5th .
The club competed in the South Executive Basketball competition in Cahir on Thursday last and in the Finals of the South Volleyball competition in Tipperary Town on Sunday afternoon last.
Club members have led a hectic social life recently. Many members travelled to Shrule, Co. Mayo to support Brendan Morrissey in the Culchie Festival. Brendan gained great publicity for his efforts as he was interviewed twice on UTV’s Kelly Chatshow and on Today FM radio along with being pictured in the Daily Mirror with three beauties - having his legs shaved! Well done, Brendan.
On Saturday October 30th all roads led to Clonmel where the South Executive were promoting their annual Halloween Disco. The next outing on the agenda is to the Queen of the Land Competition in Tullamore on the weekend of Nov. 13th and 14th.
Fethard club boasts having both the reigning Queen - Lorraine Morrissey and this years Tipperary Representative Patricia Morrissey as club members.
Members are reminded that club affiliations are now due. New members are always welcome – contact any Committee member. Meetings take place on alternate Tuesdays in Lonergans Bar - next meeting on Tuesday November 16th.

In preparation for South Final against Moyle Rovers next Sunday 7th Nov. at 2.45pm, we played a challenge in Rathgormack on Sunday last in what was an excellent work out for all concerned. Honours were even after 60 minutes with Brian White on the whistle. Wee had a depleted panel but those who were there gave a wonderful display of ball handling and football skills.
Team: Paul Fitzgerald, Miceál Sean McCormack, Murt Ryan, Philly Blake, Willie Morrissey, Willie O'Meara, Cian Maher, Brian Burke (0-1), Michael Spillane, Conor McCarthy (0-6), John Hurley, Glen Burke (0-3), Tommy Sheehan (0-1), Shay Coen (1-4), Tommy Gahan. Subs. Thomas Anglim (0-3). The Final Score. Fethard 1-18 (0-8) Rathgormack 3-12 (2-5). Best of Luck to Fethard on Sunday.
Dinner Dance
Our annual Dinner Dance takes place on Friday 26th November. Tickets can now be booked at £15 each from any of the following: Gussy Fitzgerald, Noel Byrne, Nicholas O'Shea, Sharon Lawton, Joe Keane and Jennifer Keane. Book early to avoid disappointment.
AIB Munster League '99/'00
There are over 30 teams taking part in this years AIB Munster League. We are in Division (D) of Division 1 with teams: An Gaéltact (Kerry), Killrossanty (Waterford), Ballincollig (Cork) and Ahada (Cork). We will start our campaign on Sunday November 21st at home to An Gaéltact. We have a bye on 5th December and play two home and two away games before the end of January.

The Fethard Players present "A letter from the General", in the Abymill Theatre from Sunday 21st November to Saturday 27th, with the exception of Thursday 25th. Booking now at O'Flynn's Menswear, Burke Street. Telephone: 052 31254. Tickets £5. Special family nights on Sunday and Monday night when tickets will be £3.

The AGM of Fethard Community Games will take place in the Fr. Tirry Centre on Tuesday next the 9th November at 8.30pm. (Please note change of dates - this was originally planned for Monday 8th Nov.).The Committee is making a special appeal for new members. The saying "Around since the last Century" definitely applies here. There are many new families in town since most members of the present committee took office. We look towards the new millennium for greater participation, new ideas and new faces. The games currently cater for over 30 different events: Art, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, GAA Football & Hurling, Soccer, Cycling, Variety, Olympic Handball, Handball, Hardcourt Tennis, Table Tennis, Camogie, Indoor Soccer, Pitch & Putt, Rounders, Quiz, Set Dancing & Projects. Please attend this important meeting and give your child the chance to take part in the sport of their choice. Remember "Give a child a chance to watch, you occupy them for a moment, give a child a chance to participate you occupy them for a lifetime. "Looking forward to seeing you on November 9th.
The Co. Board AGM will take place on Tuesday 30th November in the Horse & Jockey Inn.


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