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Saturday 27th November 1999

South Tipperary Community Platform, made up of a number of voluntary/community organisations in South Tipperary, will hold an information meeting in the Tirry Community Centre at 8pm on Monday 6th December. If you are involved in a group/organisation and are interested in having a say in future patterns of development - You should be at this meeting.
All voluntary organisations irrespective of activities are invited to attend.

A table quiz in aid of the Annual Emigrants Newsletter will be held on Tuesday night 7th December at 9pm in Lonergan's Bar. Table of four costs £12. Please organise a team and come along to support this year's newsletter. Over 1000 copies posted free of charge to our emigrants world-wide .

On Friday night next, 3rd December, well known writer Michael Coady introduces and reads from his new book 'Full Tide - a miscellany', and talks about writing in general in the Abymill Theatre at 8.30pm. Copies of Michael's book will be available for signing by the author.

Something's never change – at the Fethard v Templemore game in Cashel on Sunday we had one teams mentors and subs twenty yards or more on the pitch for the entire game.
The large congregation present at the annual mass in Killusty for deceased members of Fethard GAA was greatly impressed by the special bidding prayers for the occasion written and read by club chairman Gus Fitzgerald.
Three hundred guests attended the clubs annual dinner dance in the Clonmel Arms on Friday night last. Medals were presented to the members of the Fethard Minor, U/21, Junior, Senior, Intermediate hurling (league winners) and Camogie, South and County championship winning teams.

Gale force winds in the morning and the old hunting axiom ‘never take your hounds out on a very windy day’ caused the postponement of the Ballyluskey White Heathers meet at Ballingarry on Sunday . Next Sundays meet is at Golden at 12 o’clock and on Sunday Nov. 12th at Rocklow.

The death has occurred on November 27th of Mr. Gus Burke, Crampscastle. Interment took place at Calvary Cemetery.

We had a great victory on Sunday last in the County semifinal winning 2-7 (0-1) to J K Brackens 0-7 (0-2). It was a game of two halves with the wind favouring J K Brackens in the first half but it died in the second half. The team that brought us to the county final v's Emily on next weekend is a s follows: Miceál Sean McCormack, Michael Carroll, Michael Fitzgerald, John Kelly, Keith Woodlock, Michael Ahearn, Alan Phelan, Shay Ryan, P.J. Ahearn, Glen Burke (1-2), John Hurley (1-0) Karol Maher (0-3), Michael Ryan, Rubaird Broderick, Brendan Brett (0-2). Subs: Kenny Hackett for Shay Ryan, Robbie Ryan, Kenneth Byrne, Paul Hackett, Ian Kenrick and Paddy Cooney. Check GAA fixtures for exact time, day and venue of the final.
Next Sunday 5th December we look forward to the South Final replay against Moyle Rovers at 2pm in Kilsheelan. The whole team are anxiously awaiting this final for various reasons. One in particular is the fact that Fethard are going for their fourth football title of the South with having already won the Minor 'A', Under 21 'A' and the Junior 'A'. Best of luck to everyone concerned. On Sunday week, 12th December, we meet Kilrossanty in Fethard in the Munster League 99/00.
On Friday night last we had a wonderful GAA Social in the Clonmel Arms Hotel. On this occasion, with a possible three more titles to be finished, we presented 85 of our players with medals for:
1. Intermediate County League 1999 (winners)
2. County and South Minor Football 1999 (winners)
3. County and South Junior (B) Football 1999
4. South Under 21 'A' Football 1999 (winners)
5. South Junior 'A' 1999 (winners)
6. Junior League 1997 (winners).
7. Munster Senior League 1998 (runners up).

One player received seven medals and runners-up, two players received six medals and runners-up. The Camogie 1999 County Junior Championship and County Junior League winners medals were also presented to Fethard at this function. We wish them every success in the Intermediate competition in 2000. I would like to take this opportunity of thanking everyone, guests and workers for making the night such a tremendous success,
Thanks to all who supported our Bazaar in the Ballroom last Sunday.
The date is not yet finalised. Watch this space.

Aine O’Dwyer, Strylea, took fifth place award in the U/15 section of the Munster Irish Dancing Championships in Tralee on Sunday last. Aine’s high placing has qualified her for the 2000 World Championships to be held in Belfast at Easter.

William Thomas Coffey, Inisfail, Burke Street and Dublin has been elected to the Fellowship in the Society through the division of Chemical Physics of the American Physical Society. Fellowship in the American Physical Society is the highest honour the Society can confer on a member and is limited to no more than a half of one per cent of the membership.
Professor Coffey lectures at Trinity College, Dublin and the citation which will appear on his Fellowship Certificate will read as follows:-
‘For development of new methods for the solution of the non-linear equation without the use of the Fokker – Planck equation allowing the exact calculation of correlation times and mean first passage times’.
Congratulations to William on being elected a member of the American Physical Society.

Best of Luck to Bob and Patricia Grant, the new landlords of, formerly, Pat O’Sheas licensed premises Main Street.
Pat has taken up an appointment in an Accountancy practice in Dublin. The O’Sheas have purchased a new residence in Thurles. Their many friends in Fethard, especially those with happy memories of the many Table Quiz competitions at O’Sheas will join in wishing Pat, Merchy and family all the best in the future.

Best of luck also to Concepta Hurley who has started a Fancy Goods, Small Toys and Gift Shop on Main Street.

Fethard Historical Society will have their Christmas Meal on Tuesday 14th December in J's Restaurant, Fethard. Any members wishing to attend please give their names to any committee member as soon as possible.


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