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Saturday 24th June 2000

The annual Church Gate Collection for Fethard & Killusty Community Council will take place this weekend 2nd July. Please give generously.

The death has occurred of Ms. Eileen Cahill, Coolmoyne. Eileen's passing signals the end of the Cahill family dynasty in Coolmoyne where they have been in residence for at least 300 years.
One of the real old stock, she was really an icon in her native Coolmoyne. The huge attendance of friends and neighbours, every family in Coolmoyne and Tullamaine was well represented, at the removal of her remains and interment at the Cahill family burial plot in ancient Rathcoole cemetery really testified to the very great esteem in which she was held. One of the few surviving members of the Coolmoyne County Camogie senior championship winning team of the early thirties. She was in her ninetieth year and will be greatly missed by a wide circle? of friends. May she rest in peace.

We have been reliably informed that the BBC T.V. signal, for the Fethard-Killenaule T.V. community area will be restored on and from this Friday, June 30th.

Which Shakespearean character said ‘A horse, a horse. My kingdom for a horse.’ Coolmore may not have given a kingdom for a horse, however, according to a report in Monday’s Racing Post they went very close when they broke the world record price for a stallion.
Coolmore and associated studs according to the report paid in excess of the record 40 million dollars in purchasing Kentucky Derby winner Fushachi Pegasus from his Japanese owner. The price while it cannot be confirmed is stated to be between 50 and 60 million dollars or between £34-41 million. The horse will retire next year to Coolmore’s American Ashford Stud.

This week's winning numbers were 10, 11, 14 and 28. No Jackpot winner and two 'Match 3' winners, each winning £50. The winners were: Melanie Ryan, 2 Slievenamon Close, Fethard, and Shem Butler, Garrinch, Fethard. Next weeks Jackpot is now £3,000.

Fethard Civil Defence members would like to thank all who supported their Sponsored Stretcher Push from Fethard to Killusty which took place on Sunday 25th June. The proceeds will enable the local branch to spend over £1000 on much needed equipment and supplies.

The wedding took place at Fethard parish church on Saturday last of Mr. Jimmy O’Meara to Sharon Lawton, both of St. Patrick’s Place, Fethard. Jimmy is a playing member of Fethard senior football team and Sharon a leading player with St. Rita’s Camogie club. Many of Fethard’s players and personalities attended Fethard’s G.A.A. wedding of the year.
Their many friends and playing colleagues in South Tipperary G.A.A. circles will join in wishing Jimmy and Sharon every success and happiness in their future lives.
The wedding took place in Sandymount church, Dublin on June 17th of Ted, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Connolly, Main Street, Fethard to Ms. Colette Hendrick, Dublin.

Congratulations to our new Independent T.D. for South Tipperary, Mr. Seamus Healy. Mr. Healy’s gesture in returning to Fethard and thanking the Fethard people for their support was very much appreciated. Mr. Healy said that the response he received on his Fethard canvass made him feel sure that he would succeed.

A list of prize-winning tickets from last weeks draw at the Fethard Fancy Dress Parade have been posted in Newport's window. If you're a winner contact Anna Cooke, 49 St. Patrick's Place. TEL: 052 32029

No jackpot winner last week. Three match 3 winners: Jimmy Smith, Monroe; John Hally, Rathvin and P. Morrissey, Cloneen. Next weeks jackpot is £6oo. Draw takes place at Burkes pub 10 October Tuesday July 4th
On Friday 23rd June we played Killenaule in Cloneen with Killenaule still to play Newcastle and result depending on qualification our lads played excellent football from start to finish.
Fethard 1-16 (0-6), Killenaule 0-9 (0-5). Ronan Maher, Pat Looby, John O’Meara, Alan Burke, Paul Hackett, Diarmuid Burke, Ian Kendrick, Glen Burke (0-9), Brian Coen (0-1), John Noonan (0-2), Owen Doyle, John Needham (0-1), Nicky Noonan, Paul Morrissey (0-2), Michael Lawrence (1-0). Subs used: Peter Carroll, Owen Maher and Paddy Cooney
Our first game was on Tuesday last versus Davins. Report next week.
Check newspaper for other fixtures up and coming this weekend.
Congratulations to Jimmy O’Meara and Sharon Lawton who tied the knot last week and also to Shay Ryan on his recent marriage.
The club would like to extend our sincere sympathy to the family of Eileen Cahill on their recent bereavement
Our under 16 footballers lost to Moyle Rovers on Saturday last and also played Commercials on Monday night. Our under 12 Hurlers were also beaten on Saturday last in Fethard.

On Friday next 30th of June the feast of the sacred heart there will be a cemetery mass in Killusty. This is an opportunity for all of us to remember the people who have gone before us and to recall their memory. The mass will begin at 7:30pm and will include the blessing of all the graves. Candles will be sold at £1 each and can be placed on the graves on the night.

On Thursday night last our Intermediate team travelled to Thomastown in Kilkenny for a very useful and keenly contested challenge match. The Noresiders are of Senior status and so provided formidable opposition. It was a tough, physical game and it took the Fethard side a few minutes to adapt to this style of play. However, there were some admirable scores from both teams and Fethard put in one of their best performances in recent months to win on a scoreline of 2-7 to 1-2. This game was undoubtedly needed as we have four championship matches to play in the next month. The team lineout was : Jean Morrissey, Emily Sayers, Edel Fitzgerald, Fiona Conway, Jennifer Frewen, Imelda Spillane, Vanessa O' Donnell, Kay Spillane (0-1), Sandra Spillane, Marie Holohan, Niamh Sheehan (0-5), Audrey Conway, Sandra Maher, Mia Treacy (1-1) and Bernie Horan (1-0).

Well done to members who finished joint first at Clonmel Show last weekend. Members had to design a garden with a patio in an area no more than 20ft x 20ft. The club would like to thank the Glenbridge Garden Centre for the plants and Killenaule Quarries for the stone slabs. Well done to Avril Colville, Adrian Morrissey, Eoin Whyte, Thomas Grant, Darren McGrath, Lorraine Morrissey, Mairead Croke, Kevin Whyte and Liam Hayes.
Club members also took part in Beef and Sheep Stockjudging at the Show which was kindly sponsored by Glanbia.
We hold our AGM on next Tuesday night 4th July at 9.30pm in Lonergan's Bar, The Square.
The Karting Grand Prix final too place on Sunday last in Rosegreen Karting Centre. Well done to winners Lonergan's Pub and to Anthea Brown who received 'Best Driver' of the competition. The club would like to thank Lonergan's Pub for hosting the barbecue afterwards; The Pheasant Pluckers for music; Rosegreen Karting Centre; all the sponsors and especially the competitors who took part throughout the competition.


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