Saturday 13th January 2001

Bridge results for Wednesday 11th January 2001
1st Gross: Rita Kane and Kay St John
2nd Gross: Carol Kenny and Anna Cooke
1st Net: Eve Goodbody and Suzanne Opray
2nd Net: Ann and Sean O’Dea

The Irish Girl Guides have resumed their weekly meetings for Ladybirds, Brownies and Guides in the Ballroom on Monday nights from 7pm to 8pm. Currently we have places for Guides aged 10 to 14 years so please come along if you would like to be part of an organisation that promises fun and enjoyment. In December our Ladybirds and Brownies travelled to Thurles and participated in the ‘Gang Show’ which was enjoyed by the girls and their leaders Catherine O’Connell, Susan O’Meara, Teresa Hurley and Judy Doyle.
We are holding our annual church gate collection on this weekend, 20th – 21st January and we ask for your support, as we are a totally voluntary body.

The Ballylusky White Heather Harriers will meet at Clonacody this Sunday 21st January and at Annsfort on the 28th January.

Once again we have to make our annual appeal to dog owners to be especially vigilant in keeping their dogs under control at all times. With the lambing season already underway we have reports to hand from two sheep owning farmers in the Redcity Barrettstown area of two black mongrel gun dog types been seen on lands with large flocks of heavy-in-lamb ewes.

Fethard senior footballers have drawn the short straw in the semifinals of the GAA 2000 South Tipperary senior football championships. Fethard are drawn against Moyle Rovers in one of the two semifinals, both to be played this weekend.
Apart from a victory in the round-robin series of championship games, when the results did not really matter to either side, Fethard have not beaten their neighbours in south or county championship games in recent years. Fethard at this stage must be getting browned off by these recent results.
Will Fethard be able to reverse results this time or will the Rovers return once more to thwart Fethard’s hopes. The players have turned up in force at recent training sessions so a great game seems a prospect and we wish the boys in blue the very best of luck.

The Fethard Youth Club wish to thank sincerely all who contributed to their church gate collection on the weekend of 6th/7th January. Club activities resumed after the Christmas recess on Saturday night last and will continue each Saturday night in the ballroom. Members are requested to bring along their consent to membership forms signed by their parents. Members who have mislaid their forms may obtain a replacement form on request. Participation in club activities will not be permitted unless the signed forms are returned.
The club wish to thank Edwina for her excellent work as P.R.O. A founder member of the reorganised club, Edwina, due to her many other commitments was obliged to resign her position. A member of Tipperary South Youth Club will visit Fethard Youth Club this weekend. We wish all our members and supporters a very happy New Year.

Mary Trehy, Fethard Athletic Club, recorded a double at the continued Munster A.A.I. veteran indoor championships at Nenagh last Saturday 6th January. Having won the 200m title beating Mary Finn of Millstreet, Mary completed her double by taking the 60m sprint title.
Comeback appearances by footballers, boxers and athletes are fairly commonplace, however, how many have returned to the competitive arena after an absence of 30 years. Michael Healy, The Green, was one of Fethard Athletic Club’s outstanding athletes in the formative years of the club when he won several county, provincial and all-Ireland juvenile sprint titles. Michael due to a recurring hamstring problem was obliged to retire early from competition. He came back in great style in Nenagh to win silver in the 200m and 60m dash events. Incidentally Michael’s son won a team medal with Fethard in the recent Munster juvenile cross-country at Dungarvan.
Once again, proving that you can’t keep a good man down, Miceál McCormack the founder of Fethard Athletic Club took second place in the over/50 shot putt with a personal best of 9.24 meters.
Inadvertently omitted in last weeks report were Noel Sharpe, Tony Hanrahan, David Morrissey, who were also members of the under/16 cross-country team who brought the first cross-country title to the club. Arrangements are being made to travel to Nenagh for coaching in high jump, long jump, sprints and shot putt. Names to Fintan Rice, Mary Trehy or Catherine Hayes. Club membership fees and insurance cover are now due. Training continues on Monday nights at 7pm in the GAA Park. Best wishes to our Spanish coach, Carlos Rodrigeuz Sanchez who is snowbound in Alaska but still keeps in touch via the internet.

Results of the Patrician Presentation School Parents' Association Christmas Draw.
First Prize: Helen Whyte, Coleman, Lisronagh, Clonmel.
Second Prize: Brian Walsh, Lisronagh, Clonmel.
Third Prize: Elizabeth Sheehan, 15 St. Patrick's Place, Fethard.
Fourth Prize: Gary Williams, Coolmoyne, Fethard.
Fifth Prize: Anna Cooke, St. Patrick's Place, Fethard.

The numbers drawn this week (Tuesday 9th January) were: 1, 23, 27, 30. There was no Jackpot winner. Gretta O'Donovan, Burke Street, was our only 'Match 3' winner and she receives £100. Next weeks Jackpot is £5,800.

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