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Saturday 22nd July 2000

At the AGM of Fethard Macra na Feirme the following officers were elected: President, Matt Hennessy; Vice-president, Patricia Morrissey; Chairperson, Lorraine Morrissey; Vicechairperson, Brendan Morrissey; Secretary, Avril Colville; Asst. secretary, Deirdre Cleary; Treasurer, Adrian Morrissey; Asst. treasurer, Tom Grant; PRO, Mairead Croke; Asst. PRO, Darren McGrath; Recruitment officers, Brendan Morrissey and Eoin Whyte.
Thanks to all the outgoing officers for their hard work and best wishes to the new committee for the coming year.
Last Sunday 16 members headed for Dunmore East to show off their canoeing skills, and finished up the day by taking in the sights in Tramore.
Olympic handball will be played in Cashel Community School on Tuesday, July 25th at 8.00 pm. Members interested in playing should contact Lorraine by phone at 05231384. We are at present finalising travel arrangements for our exchange trip to Scotland. We will be staying with members of a young farmers club in Carluke and they plan on making the return leg of the trip to Fethard at the end of August. Club meetings are held every second Tuesday night in Lonergans and new members are always welcome. For information contact any committee member.

The following news was sent from Patricia Anglim, New Jersey, USA, who asked to mention the passing of her uncle James Patrick Anglim, who died at the age of 64 on July 6th, 2000, after a very short battle with cancer. He was buried in Kenilworth, New Jersey
James "Jay" Anglim was the son of George Patrick Anglim from Lisronagh and Nan Anglim (nee Clarke) from Offaly. Her father Dick Anglim, who is also deceased, married Monica Anglim (flee Woodlockfrom Rathdrum many 'years ago.

Seventeen year old Michael Prout from Ringaskiddy, Cork, and grandson of ChristyProut from Killusty, was chosen as a member of the Irish Compromise Rules team who playedagainst the visiting Australian team recently. Michael worked and prepared well for the feat. Last year he played on the Cork county under-16 football team that won the Munster title. He later took part in Munster trial games, played inter-provincial with Munster and was chosen for final Irish trial game from which he emerged to be a member of the Irish under17 squad to take on the Aussies. Michael has had an underage career full of achievements. Apart from playing with his club Shamrock's with great distinction he has played hurling and football with Carrigdown and represented his county at under-l4 and under-IS levels. In August 1998 when the Cork under-l5 hurlers played Tipperary in the Ted Hanley Memorial tournament in Cork he was chosen to captain the county that day.

This week's winning numbers were 3, 13, 29 and 32. No jackpot winner and two 'Match 3' winners each winning £50. The winners were: Mary Tynan, Moyglass, Fethard and James St. John, Cloneen. Next week's jackpot is now £3,300.

The wedding took place at Fethard Parish Church on Saturday, July 15th of Evan, son of Mr and Mrs Pat Delaney, Redcity, to Denise, daughter of Mr. Patrick and the late Mrs Margaret Wallace, Saucetown.

The Tipperary Foxhounds held their annual puppy show at the Kennels, Tullamaine, on Thursday evening, July 13th. Seven and a half couple of dog hounds and six couple of bitches set a very difficult task for the judges, Mrs Caroline Preston and Mr. Rupert MacAuly.
First prize in the dog hounds went to Balagh walked by the kennels. 2nd Cracker walked by Naomi and Sean Ronan. 3rd Crater walked by Ms Yvonne McClintock. First prize in the bitches went to Ballydine walked by the Kennels. 2nd Bansha walked by the Kennels. 3rd Credit walked by Ms Janet Barbour. Champion Ballagh.
Following the sumptuous Puppy Show tea, Mr. Paul Ronan, MFH, presented a beautiful silver hunting horn to Pat O'Brien as a token of appreciation for the excellent manner in which he hunted hounds last season, when regular huntsman, Simon Probin, was injured. He also made a presentation to senior followers of the Gallant Tipps, 82 year old Mr. Ward O'Malley. Mr. O'Malley has no notion of retiring as a matter of fact he has purchased a new team of polo ponies for this season.
Mr. Ronan thanked the puppy walkers and land owners over whose lands the Tipps hunted and added that without their co-operation the sport could not continue. He paid a special and very well deserved tribute to Simon, Pat and James on the excellent condition of the hounds and on the resplendent manner in which the kennels and its surrounds is maintained.

The Fethard branch of the South Tipperary Hospice Support group wish to thank most sincerely all who so generously supported their Church Gate Collection last weekend. The collection realised a record of £956.35. The Fethard organisers wish to thank all for their continued support.

The Fethard AC sports on Sunday last while favoured with excellent weather could have done with more support from many Tipperary clubs. With a top class array of perpetual trophies and prizes to be won the turnout of the athletes was somewhat disappointing. The Coolmore Cup was won by 'The Eoinins' team of Eoin Maher, Emmet Burke, Aine O'Dwyer and Barbara Ryan.
The Pat Ryan Memorial Cup was won by Carrick A.C. -Tommy O'Connor, Fran Duggan, Helena Walsh and Ciara Power.

A most interesting visitor to Fethard last weekend was Mrs Ann Haralambie USA. Mrs, Haralambie is a Sean Nos singer and is visiting Ireland to take part in as many Irish Folk Festivals as possible.
The true Sean Nos singers are traditionally from the Gaeltacht areas and it must be nearly impossible for someone born and reared in the USA to master the ancient style and art of this truly Irish tradition greatly.

Report in sports page.
Our next outing is on Sunday, 30th July when we play Cahir in Clonmel at 7 o'clock. Training continues in the Field Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7.30. We now have four, points from three outings with three more to come.

On Thursday last, July 17th, we played Fr. Sheehy's in Cahir. Recording a victory on the scoreline Fethard 2-9 (0-4), Fr. Sheehys 1-6 (1-3). Team: Paddy Cooney, John O'Meara, Paul Hackett, Alan Burke, William Harrington, Diarmuid Burke, Pat Aherne, Owen Doyle (1-1), Glen Burke (0-3), Brian Coen (0-3), Ian Kenrick, John Noonan, David Kelly, Pat Looby (0-1), James Lawrence. Subs used Owen Maher (1-0).
On Saturday last we lost in a tournament game to Four-Mile-Water. Score: Four-Mile-Water 212, Fethard 3-7 (same team). Scores: Glen Burke (0-1), Owen Doyle (1-5 frees), Pat Looby (0-1), David Kelly (1-0), Alan Burke (1-0). Our next match is Wednesday 19th v Swan in Kilsheelan. Report next week.
Junior Football B: On Sunday last we opened our account in Cloneen when we defeated Killenaule on a scoreline Fethard 1-13 (0-8), Killenaule 2-6 (1-1). Michael Sean McCormack, Philly Prout, John O'Riordan, Philly Croke, Jason Nevin (0-3), Kevin O'Donnell, Garreth Byrne, Nicky Murphy (0-I), John Fitzgerald (0-2), Tommy Gahan (0-2). Subs used David Flanagan (0-1), M. J. Croke, Colm Coen, Michael Burke, Noel Barry (0-1), others Paddy Cooney and Diarmuid Burke. As this is on a league basis with five games we await our next fixture, lop two teams to semi-finals.

On this Saturday, 22nd July, we play Clonmel Og in Kilsheelan at 7.30.
County Board Draw:
We would like to thank all of those who supported us in the recent draw. The best of luck to each and every one. We congratulate P. Butler who won £100.
Lotto: GAA lotto last week we had not winner. 2 divided 3 numbers - Ann Smyth, Killusty and Martin O'Shea, The Valley, Fethard. Each received £50. Nos: 6, 16, 19 and 24. This weeks jackpot £500.
She is greatly enjoying her Irish trip and was on her way from the Willie Clancy Festival in Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare to a similar event in Co. Leitrim when she made a detour to visit some Fethard friends.

The many Fethard friends and fans of the great Mick Delahunty dance orchestra of yesteryear will join in wishing the maestros brother, Jackie and his wife Chrissie, Clonmel, congratulations and best wishes on their recent diamond wedding anniversary. Mick Delahunty and his brothers, Jackie and Paddy, with Fethards own Billy Kenrick were the mainstay of the Mick Delahunty band for many years. They played many times in their early days in the old Fethard Town Hall and at the first opening of the Fethard Ballroom.
Chrissie Delahunty also helped out in the formative years of the Hogan Musical Society with her considerable skill as a make up artist. Ad Multos Annos.

The variety of wild life and nature to be seen in Fethard is truly amazing. During the past week alone just upstream from the Convent Bridge an otter, a pair of mallard, a cob and pen swan with four cygnets, a clutch of young moorhens, a pied wagtail, a dipper, a heron and a flycatcher could be seen from the bridge. This was just in passing without holding a bird or nature watch. Why do we never see those beautiful sights of nature, probably it is because we just do not look.

Plans are nearing completion to set up a new Foroige club in Fethard in early August. If you are aged between 12 and 18 years old we would like you to become involved more details later.

Intermediate hurling
On Friday last we renewed our meeting with Ballybacon Grange. The final scoreline Ballybacon Grange 2-9, Fethard 1-11.


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