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Saturday 2nd September 2000

Fethard Macra recently hosted eight members from Carluke & District Young Farmers Club in Scotland. The Scots definitely enjoyed themselves while they were here and they were certainly lively visitors. It may take us some time to recover, but the vision of two Scotsmen in full Scottish dress was a sight for sore eyes. Our thanks to all who hosted the visitors and to those who provided transport all weekend.
We send our congratulations and best wishes for the future to former club chairperson Corina Morrissey who was married recently to Robin Roe, Borris-in-Ossory, Co. Laois, in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Killusty. We wish them both every happiness for the future.
Speaking of former club chairpersons, we won't mention the name of the person who was so eager to do some research for our 50th anniversary that he got himself locked into The Nationalist offices in Clonmel on Friday last. Thanks to his mobile phone he did manage to contact some club members who offered him reassurance and sympathised with his predicament. He was eventually rescued from his ordeal by staff members returning from lunch. Needless to say he isn't a native of this area, but we still won't say where he is from!
Our next club meeting will be Tuesday 5th September at 9.30pm in Lonergans.

The Killenaule / Fethard TV Community TV Committee have now fully restored the BBC1, BBC2, UTV and Channel 4 signal to all subscribers. The committee members have contributed all voluntary labour on the masts at Upperchurch and Slievenamon to ensure excellent reception.
The work carried out has entailed very great expenses in the purchasing of equipment and the acquisition of mast sites. The TV Community Group are an entirely voluntary non-profit making organisation and are totally dependent on the cooperation of subscribers who benefit from the restoration of the BBC signals. An official collector has been appointed to collect subscriptions and the committee are fully confident the wholehearted cooperation of all will be forthcoming to ensure the continuation of the service.

Community Lotto results for Tuesday 29th August, is as follows. Numbers drawn were 4, 7, 25, 27.
No jackpot winner and no 'match 3' winners so five tickets were drawn and each receives £20. The winners were:
Denis Shine, The Valley, Fethard;
Pat Culligan, The Valley, Fethard;
Maggie Sayers, Woodvale Walk, Fethard;
Eleanor Roche, Strylea, Fethard;
and Maureen Maher, Rathronan, Clonmel.
Next week's Jackpot is £4,000.

The outing to Tipperary golf club on Saturday 9th September has been postponed and will now take place on Sunday 24th September. Tee off time is from 9.30am to 10.30am. This is our captains prize outing so hopefully we will have a good turnout.
Players please note that the Wednesday night bridge club has commenced on 6th September and the Monday night bridge club will recommence on 11th September.

The next meeting of Fethard Foróige will take place in Fethard Ballroom on this Saturday September 9th at 7.45pm. The club is open to those aged from 12 to 18 years old.

Shane Walsh, Grove Road, Fethard, following a very successful riding career on the Point Racing Circuit, where all the top cross-channel Irish jockeys learned their trade, has this week been granted an amateur riders license by the racing authorities. We wish the very popular young Fethard jockey the very best of luck in his new career under rules.

Fethard Parish has a number of vacancies for participation on its Community Employment Scheme. To be eligible for the scheme, you must (a) be a widow or widower, (b) be in receipt of unemployment benefit or assistance, (c) be in receipt of a home parents allowance for at least 12 months. Further information from Liam Cloonan at 052 31235.

The next meeting of Fethard & Killusty Community Council will take place on Tuesday evening 12th September at 8.30pm in the Tirry Community Centre.

Keeping up a great rugby playing family tradition is John Stokes, Knockbrack. John, a playing member of Clonmel Rugby Club, captained the Munster junior rugby team in the junior inter-provincial against Ulster at Larne on Saturday 2nd September. Ulster had a narrow 21-16 win in a very close keenly contested game.

Thurles Drama Society will perform their stage production of Hugh Leonard's hilarious comedy 'Da', in the Abymill Theatre on Saturday 16th September at 8.15pm. Booking now at O'Flynn's Menswear, Burke Street, Fethard. Tel: (052) 31254. Tickets are £5 (concessions £4).

To help parents communicate more effectively with teenagers, a parenting course is taking place at Fethard Patrician Presentation Secondary School. The course will run for a six week period from 8pm to 10pm on Tuesday nights.

The wedding took place at Killusty Church on Sunday last of Aaron, daughter of Mr and Mrs James O'Flaherty, An Teach, Killusty, to Mr James Spencer, Staffordshire, England.

An extensive Autumn programme of night classes is offered at the Patrician Presentation Secondary School. Subjects of interest include Drawing, Exercise to Music, First Aid, Flower Arranging, Woodcraft and Sign Language. There is a waiting list for the Computer Class. The Autumn programme will commence on Tuesday 26th September at 7.30pm. Enrolment at the school during office hours 9am to 4pm, on or before 19th September, 2000. Further enquiries phone 052 31572.

A breast feeding support group will commence meeting at Fethard Health Centre at 11am on Wednesday 13th September. If you're interested please come along.


On Sunday last we went down to Cahir by one goal. We were short quite a few players on the night. The team was Conor O'Donnell, William Delaney, Michael Burke, John Kelly, Michael Ahearne, Michael Ryan, Kenneth Browne, Aiden Fitzgerald (0-2), Willie Morrissey (0-1), Damien Byrne, Miceál Browne (0-7), P.J. Looby (0-1), David Flanagan, P.J. Ahearn and Shay Ryan. Subs used: Carl Gahan and Kenneth O'Donnell. The last four in the competition are Ballybacon, Fethard, Cahir and Moyle Rovers. Our next outing will be in the semifinal.
On Monday night last we played Clonmel Óg in Kilsheelan. Report next week.
We had no jackpot winner last week. One 'match 3' winner, Phyllis Hannigan, 67 St. Patrick's Place, Fethard, who received £!00. Our next draw takes place on Tuesday 12th September at 9.30pm at McCarthy's Hotel.

Two disappointing displays in the opening two games of the championship resulted in two consecutive defeats against Portroe and Moycarkey-Borris. However, a full strength team restored some requisite confidence on Wednesday night against Kilkenny senior side Kilmanagh. An encouraging and keenly contested game saw the Fethard side emerge victorious on a scoreline of 2-5 to 0-4. Team: Jean Morrissey, Sandra Maher, Edel Fitzgerald (1-0), Fiona Conway, Emily Sayers, Imelda Spillane, Norah O'Meara, Jennifer Keane, Kay Ryan, Marie Holohan, Niamh Sheehan (0-1), Audrey Conway, Bernie Horan, Mia Treacy (1-3), Sandra Spillane. Subs: Sharon Lawton, Caroline Fitzgerald, Vanessa O' Donnell.


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