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Saturday 14th October 2000

Well done to all who showed us great character on the day and earned us a replay in the county intermediate hurling quarterfinal against Galtee Rovers on Saturday last. The final score was Fethard 1-11 (0-5), Galtee Rovers 0-14 (0-12). Check sports page for replay fixture details. Team: Conor O’Donnell (1-0), William Delaney, Michael Burke, Peter Nolan, Willie Morrissey, Michael Ryan, Michael Carroll, Aiden Fitzgerald, Stephen O’Donnell (0-1), Kenneth Browne (0-1), Miceál Spillane (0-6), John P. Lobby (0-1), Cian Maher, John Kelly, David Flanagan (0-2). Subs used Kenneth O’Donnell for William Delaney, Garreth Byrne for Kenneth O’Donnell.
On Sunday last we avenged our south intermediate loss when we defeated the same opposition, Ballybacon Grange, in a very entertaining semifinal on a scoreline 4-12 (2-5) to 3-12 (2-5). This sets up a final showdown with Clonmel Óg next week. Please check sports page for fixture and venue. Team: Conor McCarthy, Philip Croke, Liam Treacy, Paul Hackett, Michael Costello, John Hurley, Noel Barry, David Morrissey, Glen Burke, Karl Maher, Ciaran Treacy (1-8), Kevin O’Donnell (1-0), Johnny Neville (2-1), Alan Phelan (0-1), Tommy Gahan. Subs used Diarmuid Burke, Gabriel Horan, Brian Coen, Teddy Morrissey. Other subs: William Harrington, Paddy Ahearne, M.J. Croke, Philly Prout and Alan O’Meara. Best of luck in the south final.
We had no winner of the £1,700 Jackpot and one ‘match 3’ winner, Mairead Henehan, who won £100.

The St. Vincent de Paul have established a fund which allows us to distribute a small grant to help with the expenses that 3rd level students face at the beginning of a new college year. Any student who wishes to enquire about this, should contact any of our members, Dinny Burke, Vincent Doocey, Sean Ryan or Peggy Sullivan. Confidentiality is assured. The next meeting of the St. Vincent de Paul will be held in the Tirry Center at 6.30pm on Wednesday 8th November.

Results for Wednesday 11th October
1st Gross: Bridget Gorey and Betty Walsh
2nd Gross: Rita Kane and Kay St. John
1st Nett: Maureen Maher and Breda O'Shea
2nd Nett: Gemma Burke and Mike Burke
Looking for a partner. . . . call Annie O'Brien (052) 31862

Fethard Gun Club will hold their next meeting in the Fethard Arms on Wednesday, 25th October, at 9pm. A guest speaker will attend and speak on 'Gun Safety'. All are welcome. Further details contact Ken Lee, Tel 052 22192.

Fethard Civil Defence have resumed their weekly training classes every Tuesday night in the Tirry Community Centre from 8pm to 10pm. The unit are most anxious to enrol new members, male or female over 16. If eligible, you are more than welcome to join by coming along to the weekly meeting in Barrack Street. This is a very worthwhile service and the meetings provide training that may one day save a live. For further details contact Rory Walshe, Knockbrack, Fethard. Tel: 052 31915.

The death has occurred of a very popular, well known and liked local personality, Mr Patrick ‘La’ Morrissey, Moyglass. Interment took place in Moyglass.
The death has occurred of Mr Maurice O’Gorman, Canon Hayes Court, Fethard, and formerly of Cappawhite. Interment took place at Kilpatrick Cemetery, Cappawhite.

The wedding took place at Holy Trinity Church Fethard on 7th October of Siobhán, daughter of Mr and Mrs Noel Sheehan, Rathmacarthy, Fethard, and Patrick McDonald, Killeshin, Co. Carlow.

St. Patrick’s Boys School Parents Association will host a Fun table Quiz in O’Shea’s Lounge on Friday 20th October at 8.30pm. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

The next meeting of Fethard Youth Club will take place on Saturday next 21st October in Fethard Ballroom from 7.45pm to 9.30pm. New members are always welcome. On Saturday night last 12 members, who had the previous week participated in a workshop, attended the Galloglass Theatre Company’s production of ‘Leonce and Lena’ in Clonmel.

Fethard & Killusty Community Council committee member Bill Kennedy showed a great sense of civic pride recently. Noticing that someone lacking the same virtue had recently dumped eight full black plastic sacks of household refuse in the stream at Jesuits Walk, Bill, with his own car and trailer removed the rubbish to its proper location. The least said about the person responsible for the dumping the better. Did they not realise that if the contents of the sacks were not scattered far and wide by scavenging dogs or foxes, that the stream, when it starts its autumn flow, would wash the bags downstream and block one of the bridges and cause flooding, or did they care, apparently not.

“I’ve heard bells chiming full many a chime in”, so says a line from the Cork ballad “The Bells of Shandon”. Whatever about international fame, we have two church bells adjacent to Fethard which certainly beat the famous Cork bells for distance. The deep chime of the bell of Moyglass Church we have heard ringing out the Angelus from the field behind Pat O’Brien’s Autobody Repairs at Redcity Road. We have heard the Moyglass Sunday morning mass bell at the hill over Russell’s Glen at Kilkennybeg, near Killenaule. These two points are at least 7 or 8 miles apart as the crow flies. The Mullinahone church bell which has a deep musical chime similar to Moyglass can be clearly heard at Mullally’s Hill, Priestown, Drangan, which is 3 or 4 miles from Mullinahone.

A big thanks to all who contributed at the annual church gate collection held last weekend in aid of the Emigrant’s Newsletter. The proceeds amounted to over £800 for which we are most grateful. The deadline for articles for this year’s issue is 31st October, so please make sure your submission is in time for publication.

Congratulations to Marina Mullins, Fethard Folk Farm, and her dancing partner Eddie Murphy, Kilkenny, who won the Munster and All-Ireland Waltzing Championship held in the Lady Gregory Hotel, Gort, Co. Galway, last weekend. Both are members of St. John’s Ballroom Club in Kilkenny.


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