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Saturday 8th August 2000

A new Foróige Club will commence in Fethard on Saturday next August 12th. The first meeting will take place at 7.45pm in Fethard Ballroom.
Foróige caters for young people aged between the ages of 12 and 18 years. The young people are responsible, in co-operation with adult leaders, for making all decisions regarding the club.
The Foróige club will meet once a week. Each meeting includes:-
A formal meeting where members make democratic decisions concerning the club.
Club activities based on Foróige Education Programmes
Recreation – Games, Sports, Quizzes etc.
The adult leaders responsible for setting up Fethard Foroige are:- Mary Shanahan, Edwina Newport, Michael Callan, Rita McCormack John and Clare Hannigan.
If you are aged between 12 and 18 and are interested in developing yourself and your community, making new friends or just out for fun why not come along and join us on Saturday night.

The wedding took place at St. Patrick's Chapel, Marlfield, Clonmel, on Saturday 5th August of Eleanor, daughter of Billy and Moira Morrissey, Tullamaine, to Alexander Mühlwald, Germany. The couple held their wedding reception at Raheen House, Clonmel.
The wedding took place at Killusty Church on Sat Aug 5th of Annette, daughter of
Mr & Mrs. Michael Croke, Barrettsgrange, to Mr. Jarleth Connolly, Ballinasloe,
Co. Galway.
The wedding also took place on Saturday last of Jacqueline, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Michael Conway, St. Patricks Place, to Mr Chris Findlater, Halifax, England.
We wish all couples every happiness for the future.

No Jackpot winner this week. The numbers drawn were 2, 19, 21 and 23. We had six 'Match 3' winners each receiving £20,
Jessica Myers, 6 Mountain Road, Clogheen;
A. Phelan, 4 Strylea, Fethard;
Erica Purcell, Jossestown, Fethard;
Sean Og Ryan, Strylea, Fethard;
Margaret Bradshaw, Congress Tce, Fethard;
Eleanor Roche, Strylea, Fethard.
Next weeks Jackpot £3,600. Please continue your support. Tickets £1.

Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Stephen McCormack, Woodvale Walk, who recently celebrated their Silver Wedding Anniversary.

Fethard now has a much needed pedestrian crossing. The new crossing at upper Main Street will prove a great boon to our senior citizens and not so fleet of foot and enable them to cross our wide street with confidence. Car drivers should approach the crossing with caution and note that if a pedestrian is on the crossing they are obliged by law to stop.

The Killusty Football Clubs annual juvenile soccer tournament on August Bank Holiday proved an outstanding success, over 60 entrants U/14, turned up. Eleven teams were drawn from the hat and following a great day of competition in which each team played at least 3 games. Shane Aylwards team were worthy winners.
A special fun competition for very juvenile footballers was run in conjunction with the tournament proper.
Killusty FC will hold their annual social on Sat Aug. 19th in Cloneen Sports Club. Medals to the winning Killusty FC Youths team will be presented as well as the Player of the Year and Top Scorer awards. Dancing and Buffet Supper included on £5 adm. ticket from Louis Coen, Burke St. of Chris Coen, Strylea.

Fethard was outraged on Thursday morning last when news of a break in at the Bridge Bar, Main Street became public knowledge. Our esteemed citizens Mr. Dick Burke, retired proprietor, his wife and brother were locked in a room during the raid. We are glad to report all three are making a good recovery from their ordeal. Gardai are actively investigating and we sincerely hope they will be able to make an early arrest.

Local athlete Jacqui Stokes is currently competing for her new club Border Harriers A.C. England. Jacqui who travels over for ladies athletic meetings recently won the ladies 100m, High Jump and Long Jump for her new club at a British Athletics meet in Derbyshire.
The Fethard international seems to have recovered her best form on her come back following a lay off through injury. The points gained by Jacqui in Derbyshire greatly assisted the Border Harriers in gaining promotion to a higher division of the Athletics League.

Prof. William T. Coffey, Burke St., will be conferred with a Docteur Honoris Causa , for his contribution to Physics, at the University of Perpignan in October by decree of the Minister of Education of France.

Well done to our senior footballers for their display last Friday in beating Arravale Rovers by 3-17 to 1-3. The team was as follows: Paul Fitzgerald, Michael Ahearn, Cain Maher (0-1), Jimmy O'Meara, Willie Morrissey (0-1), Damien Byrne, Glen Burke (0-1), Brian Burke (1-2), P.J. Ahearn, Conor McCarthy (0-3), Miceál Spillane, John Paul Looby (0-2), Kenneth O'Donnell (1-4), Kenneth Byrne (0-1), Colin Allen (1-2). Subs used: Brendan Brett and Tommy Gahan. Our next outing will be in the South Championship.
Congratulations to Michael Ryan and Miceál Spillane, both members of the County Tipperary Intermediate Hurling team, on their great victory last week winning the Munster Championship. Check the fixtures list on the sports page for our next match in the South Championship.
We had no Jackpot winner in our lotto last week.
Our single three 'Match 3' winner was Stephanie Fitzgerald, Cashel Road, Fethard, who received £100. Next weeks Jackpot is £800 and the draw takes place in Carrolls Bar on Tuesday night at 10pm.


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