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Saturday 14th April 2001

Our under 21 'A' footballers, on Sunday last, completed three in a row South titles with a hard earned win over Ardfinnan in Clonmel. Final score: Fethard 0-14 (0-8), Ardfinnan 0-12 (0-8). Congratulations to all who helped to make this successful achievement. Team was: Tommy Gahan, Michael Carroll, Michael Ahearne, Nicky Murphy, Alan Phelan, Cian Maher, Michael Costello, Aidan Fitzgerald (0-1), Glen Burke (0-2), Brian Coen, Kevin O'Donnell (0-1), Jason Nevin (0-1), Karl Maher (0-6), Kenneth Byrne, Kenneth O'Donnell (0-2). Subs used: Conor O'Donnell (0-1), Keith Woodlock, Philly Croke and Michael Dillon. Other subs: Owen Doyle, Conor McCarthy, Paul Hackett, John Fitzgerald and Diarmuid Burke.
Our next outing is the County semifinal on sat 21st April Against Kildangan, in Drombane at 6.45pm.
In Minor football, on Saturday last, we accounted for Mullinahone in Cloneen. Score: Fethard 1-15 (1-5), Mullinahone 0-5 (0-3). This gives us 4 points from 2 games. Team was as follows: Ronan Maher, Gary Williams, Ian Kenrick, Alan Burke, Emmet Burke, Damien Cannon, Paul Hackett, Owen Doyle (0-1), John Hanrahan (0-2), Johnny Needham, Michael Dillon (1-7), John Noonan (0-2), Nicky Noonan (0-1), Pat Looby, Jamie McCormack (0-2). Subs used: Paddy Cooney, Johnny Conway, Liam Frewen. Our next game in the championship is against Cahir in Monroe on Sunday 22nd April at 2pm. Intermediate football our next game in the league is in Ballyporeen against Ballyporeen on Tuesday 24th April
Sports Lotto
We had no winner of £2700 jackpot. Three matched three numbers 6, 9, 13, 15, — Michael Keane, Angela Looby, Margaret O'Donnell, all from Fethard

No Jackpot winner in the Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto drawn on Tuesday 10th April. One 'Match 3' winner: Mary Burke, c/o Tesco, Clonmel, who received £100. Next week's Jackpot is £7,100.

On Saturday 21st April, our Intermediate team will be engaged in their first match of this year. Our opponents are Moycarkey and the game takes place in Littleton at 6.30pm. Training continues this week in the Barrack Field on Wednesday and Friday nights at 7pm.

RESULTS: 11th April 2001
1st Gross: Berney Myles and Margaret Hackett
2nd Gross: Anna Cooke and Carol Kenny
1st Nett: Moira McInerney and Teresa Cummins
2nd Nett Bernie O'Meara and Mary Quirke
Our annual dinner and prize-giving will be held in J’s Restaurant on Friday 18th May 2001. Past members or current non-active members who would like to attend the dinner are very welcome to join us. For further information or to make a reservation please contact Gemma Burke (31383/31799) before 30 April 2001.
Anyone looking for a partner contact Annie O’Brien 31862

The club will reopen on this coming Saturday 21st at 7.30pm in the Ballroom. Please remind your sons/daughters to return their self-defence forms so that we can organise dates for this activity. Our peer education drugs project is due to start in May, with two sessions for parents of members, followed by a four-session small group project. This can be extended to other interested groups thereafter. The dates arranged are: Parents Nights on 16th and 22nd May from 8pm to 9.30pm; Project Nights on June 12th, 16th, 23rd and 25th from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. Parents are asked to look out for further notification on drugs night and are always welcome to pop in on a club night to see what we are about. As always we would appeal for more interested adults to help out.

The Fethard and Killusty Community TV. committee would like to notify their subscribers and others availing of the service that work on upgrading their equipment took place last week and some channels may have to be retuned on their TV sets. This work was necessary because of interference in some areas and generally to give a much better picture to all.
The work was undertaken at considerable expense and voluntary work was supplied by the committee and others. The group, already heavily in debt, are to date very disappointed with the support given to the project.
Because of Foot and Mouth restrictions they are very reluctant to call to individual householders and are again asking people availing of the service to send their subscription of £50 to any member of the committee. The sum of £50 per annum, broken down to £1 per week, is not much more than the price of an ice cream for a child. If support is not forthcoming there will be a serious re-evaluation of the viability of the project and the service may be lost to all.

Very large congregations attended the Holy Week ceremonies in both the Fethard Parish Church and the Augustinian Abbey. Rev. Fr. Dunne, who officiated in a most edifying manner in the Parish Church, at the conclusion of the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday night complimented the parishioners on the excellent attendances throughout the ceremonies. He also sincerely thanked the organist and choir, mass servers, the sacristan, members of the altar society and all who contributed in any way during the triduum.

With the easing of the Foot and Mouth restrictions on movement, the local sporting and entertainment scene is slowly but surly returning to normal. GAA activities in South Tipperary are once again in full flow. Fethard under /21 footballers completed their hat-trick of South Tipperary under/21 titles by defeating Ardfinnan in Clonmel on Sunday last. Fethard minors had an easy win over Mullinahone on Saturday night and the senior team completed a successful weekend for the Fethard club by coming from 8 points behind at one stage to beat Commercials by 2 points in the South Tipperary senior football league at Clonmel on Monday evening.
The popularity of Fethard Ballroom as a weekly old-time dancing venue continues to grow apace with the attendance of over 300 dancers on Easter Sunday night, being one of the largest since the ballroom’s re-establishment.
Riding instruction, restricted to date, has recommenced at the Annsfort Riding School. Fethard ICA have also recommenced their monthly meetings with their next guild meeting on Tuesday night 24th April, red group catering.

The deferred annual draw of the Ballylusky White Heather Harriers will now take place in the Archway Bar, Drangan, on Saturday night April 29th.

1: Gary Horan, Fethard
2: Cathal Hurley, Fethard
3: Mark Fogarty, Fethard
1: Nicole Looby, Fethard
2: Evie 0’Sullivan, Fethard
3: Chloe Gleeson, Fethard
1: Ciaran 0’Meara Fethard
2: Ted Barrett, Fethard
3: Joseph Thompson Fethard
1: Emma Morrissey Fethard
2: Rachel 0’Meara Fethard
3: Fiona Crotty Killusty
1: Jake Maher Fethard
2: William Power Killusty
3: Padraig 0’Shea Fethard
1: Lorraine Feery, Killusty
2: Sinead Lee, Killusty.
1: Kevin Browne, Fethard.
2: J.P. McGrath, Fethard.
1: Aisling Breen, Fethard
2: Aoife 0’Meara, Fethard
3: Lisa Anglim, Fethard
1: Cathal Maher, Fethard.
2: Eoin Condon, Fethard
3: Edmond Sheehan Fethard
1: Katie Murphy, Fethard.
2: Denise McGrath, Fethard
3: Jenny Quigley, Fethard
Girls U/10
1: Nicole Gleeson, Fethard.
Girls U/14
1: Sinead Coffey, Fethard.
2: Sinead Delahunty, Fethard.
3: Katie Murphy, Fethard.
The County Finals of Art & Model Making will take place in Clerihan on Saturday April 28th at 2 pm. Entry Fee £1. The first two in each event to qualify from under/8 upwards.. Anyone Interested in girls u/12 GAA or boys u/15 volleyball, please contact Joe Keane at 052 31719. The under/6 art was a special event in this area only.
Training got underway on Saturday April 7th and Sean Devaney was pleased with the interest shown. Training will continue in the Boys School Field each Saturday at 12.30 p.m. It was wonderful to see large number of parents present to support. Our first match will be against Cashel.
Bernard Feery commenced boys Soccer Training in Killusty on Tuesday April 10th at 6.15 pm. Training will continue each Tuesday. All boys over 8 and under 12 on 3lst of July and residing in the parish are invited to attend. The lads are now preparing for their first match against Powerstown-Lisronagh. All enquiries to Bernard at 052 31023.


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