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Saturday 26th May 2001

On Tuesday 22nd May, we played Aherlow in Fethard in the county intermediate hurling league. Team: C. O’Donnell, Wm. Delaney, Michael Ryan, John Kelly, Michael Ahearne, Michael Carroll (0-2 f), Michael Costello, Aidan Fitzgerald (0-2), S. O’Donnell, Michael Dillon, K. Browne (0-4), L. Treacy (0-3 1f), G. Byrne (1-0), D. Flanagan (0-2), P. Nolan (0-1). Final score: Fethard 1-14 (1-8), Aherlow 2-2 (0-1). Our next game is away to Newport on 29th May. On Sunday last we played Moyle Rovers in the championship (league) winning on a scoreline Fethard 2-13 (1-9), Moyle Rovers 3-7 (1-4). Team: C. O’Donnell, P. Nolan, Michael Ryan, J. Kelly, Michael Ahearne, Michael Carroll (0-3 2f), Michael Costello, S. O’Donnell (0-1), Aidan Fitzgerald, Michael Dillon (1-2), K. Browne (0-2), K. O’Donnell (0-1), G. Byrne, Miceál Spillane (0-2f), D. Flanagan (1-2).
In the county senior football league we play Loughmore away on 1st June to at 8 o’clock. On 4th June, we play Swans in the south league in Kilsheelan at 8 o’clock and on 10th June, we play Mullinahone in the south championship in Cloneen also at 8 o’clock.
On this weekend we play Skeheenarinky in the Junior ‘B’ hurling championship league, possibly on Monday afternoon, check sports page for fixture details.
Our lotto jackpot of £3300 was not won. We had five match three winners each receiving £20, Paddy Cooney, Eamon Dray, Ger Manton, Ian O’Connor and Niall Nevin.

On Saturday night last we beat Ardkeen in a challenge match in Waterford on a scoreline of 5-7 to 1-2. The team and scorers were: Laoise O'Connell, Norah O'Meara, Sharon O'Meara, Vanessa O'Donnell, Marie Holohan, Imelda Spillane, Sandra Maher, Jennifer Keane, Kay Spillane (0-1), Audrey Conway (0-1), Niamh Sheehan, Caroline Quinlan (1-0), Sandra Spillane (1-0), Mia Treacy (1-2) and Ailish Sheehan (1-0). Subs used were : Lisa McCormack (1-3) and Sarah Costello. A reminder to all that our fundraising barbecue takes place this Friday night, June 1st in Lonergan's Bar. There will be approximately 15 spot prizes on the night and the club wishes to thank all the local businesses who sponsored these - your support is very much appreciated. We hope to see a substantial local presence enjoying the food and music on the night.

The full Kenrick Collection of photographs taken by Patrick Kenrick at the turn of the 19th century while employed at Grove House, Fethard, Co. Tipperary, can now be viewed on the Fethard website at the following address: www.fethard.com/kenrick
The photographs were taken in Fethard and surrounding areas from 1895 to 1915. The names of the people in the photographs and the locations are not identified as yet. It is hoped that their publication on the website will help identify more. Every photograph has a section underneath where you can submit information directly from your home computer.

The Killusty Pony Show has been cancelled this year due to Foot & Mouth. Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday 12th June in The Tirry Centre at 8pm.

At the AGM of Fethard Bridge Club held on Wednesday 23rd May the following officers and committee were elected: President Nora Lawrence, Vice President Margaret Hackett, Secretary/PRO Gemma Burke, Treasurer Bernie O’Meara. Committee: Frances Burke, Anna Cooke, Berney Myles, Breda Walsh, Betty Walsh, Kay St. John, Alice Quinn, and Teresa Cummins. Tournament Directors: Margaret Hackett, Frances Burke, Betty Walsh, Alice Quinn and Gemma Burke.
The winners of the game following the AGM were:
1st Gross: Kay St. John and Rita Kane
2nd Gross: Berney Myles and Margaret Hackett
1st Nett: Anna Cooke and Mike Burke
2nd Nett: Frances Burke and Breda Walsh
Wednesday night bridge will continue for the next few weeks. If there are enough tables, bridge will continue during June and July. We will need a minimum of five tables each week to cover rent and prize money, so if you are interested in playing bridge for the summer, please come along on Wednesday night.

The death has occurred on 24th May of Bill Ryan, St. Patrick's Place, Fethard, and formerly of St. Johnstown. Interment took place in Calvary Cemetery.

The following are the results from the Presentation Patrician Secondary School Sports Day 2001.
First Year Girls 100m: 1st Mary Griffin, 2nd Sarah Flynn, 3rd Frances Morrissey.
First Year Boys 100m: 1st Fintan Maher, 2nd James Williams, 3rd Michael McCarthy.
Second Year Girls 100m: 1st Linda Kenny, 2nd Sarah Whyte, 3rd Ruth Corcoran.
Second Year Boys 100m: 1st Ronan O’Meara, 2nd Darren Sharpe, 3rd Joey Feery.
Third Year Girls 100m: 1st Sarah Healy, 2nd Miriam Carroll, 3rd Claire Ryan / Sarah Standbridge.
Third Year Boys 100m: 1st Anthony Hanrahan, 2nd Philip Ryan.
Fourth Year Girls 100m: 1st Zoë Cooney, 2nd Ailish O’Connell, 3rd Evelyn O’Connor / Rosaleen Fanning.
Fourth Year Boys 100m: 1st Emmet Burke, 2nd Sean O’Flynn, 3rd Michael Walshe.
Sixth Year Boys 100m: 1st Ross Maher, 2nd Glen Burke, 3rd Paul Hackett.
First Year Girls 400m: 1st Mary Griffin, 2nd Kate Hanrahan, 3rd Sarah Mai Ahearne.
First Year Boys 400m: 1st Chris Whyte, 2nd Michael McCarthy, 3rd Richard Gorey.
Second Year Girls 400m: 1st Linda Kenny, 2nd Sarah Whyte.
Second Year Boys 400m: 1st Ronan O’Meara, 2nd Gerard Walshe, 3rd Conny O’Flynn.
Third Year Boys 400m: 1st Niall O’Flynn, 2nd Anthony Hanrahan, 3rd Edward Hickey.
Fourth Year Girls 400m: 1st Zoë Cooney, 2nd Ailish O’Connell.
Fourth Year Boys 400m: 1st Emmet Burke, 2nd Sean O’Flynn.
First Year Girls 3 Legged: 1st Jillian O’Connell & Sarah Lynn, 2nd Kate Hanrahan & Liane Hickey, 3rd Sharon Duggan & Frances Morrissey.
First Year Boys 3 Legged: 1st Keith Lawrence & Owen Doyle, 2nd Fintan Maher & Tom Gilpin, 3rd Richard Gorey & Peter Gough.
Second Year Girls 3 Legged: 1st Evelyn Fogarty & Kelly Anne Nevin, 2nd Linda Kenny & Ruth Corcoran, 3rd Siobhan Prout & Susan Sayers.
Second Year Boys 3 Legged: 1st James Smyth & Chris Taylor, 2nd Cathal Brett & Michael Leahy, 3rd Brian Conway & William O’Brien.
Third Year Girls 3 Legged: 1st Sarah Standbridge & Claire Ryan, 2nd Jane Hayes & Miriam Carroll.
Fourth Year Girls 3 Legged: 1st Kersty McCarthy & Vanessa O’Donnell.
Fourth Year Boys 3 Legged: 1st Emmet Burke & Michael Walshe.
Fifth Year Girls 3 Legged: 1st Donna Walsh & Alison Houlihan, 2nd Jennifer Frewen & Linda Nevin.
Fifth Year Boys 3 Legged: 1st Ronan Maher & John Smyth.
Sixth Year Girls 3 Legged: 1st Elaine Williams & Emma Fogarty.
Sixth Year Boys 3 Legged: 1st Owen Doyle & William Harrington.
First Year 4x100m Relay: 1st James Williams, Liane Hickey, Kate Hanrahan and Richard Gorey.
Second Year 4x100m Relay: 1st Joey Feery, Sarah Whyte, Linda Kenny and Conny O’Flynn.
Third Year 4x100m Relay: 1st Sarah Healy, Miriam Carroll, Liam Frewen and Philip Ryan.
Fourth Year 4x100m Relay: 1st Emmet Burke, Zoë Cooney, Ailish O’Connell and Brian O’Connell.
Senior Year 4x100m Relay: 1st Eoin Doyle, William Harrington, Lisa O’Donnell and Paul Hackett.

Our members had a great time at the Oola Disco and were a credit to the club. The money raised will go towards funds for Chernobyl.
The Peer Education Programme for our youth members on the ‘Mid Tipperary Drugs Initiative’ starts on the 12th June from 7.30pm to 8.30pm and continues on the 16th, 19th and 23rd June. Certificates will be presented on Monday night 25th June.
The Youth Club will open on this Saturday 3rd June from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

The death has occurred in Navan on May 24th of Mrs Catherine (Kitty Doyle) formerly Kitty Shaw, The Green, Fethard. The late Kitty Shaw was a very talented pianist and, with Billy Kenrick and Tom Sheehan, a founder member of the Twilight Serenaders dance band so popular in the ‘ballrooms of romance’ of Tipperary in the dancing years of the thirties, forties and fifties. Kitty Shaw, though over 60 years left her native town, she, and the Twilight Serenaders are still nostalgically remembered by patrons of the old Town Hall dancing scene. There is actually still in existence a Nationalist advertisement for a dance in Cashel which says “Music by the Twilight Serenaders, the band that shook Tipperary”.

The first silage cutting of the year took place at Coolmoyne by the Ryan brothers, local agricultural contactors, on May 22nd.

The Transition Year students enjoyed their final outing of the year last week when they visited Mitchelstown Caves and Cahir Castle. The 2000-2001 transition year, which will be particularly remembered for their magnificent production of ‘Oliver’, concluded their year on Monday 28th May with evening mass in Fethard Parish Church.
The Leaving Certificate students, following a day trip to mountain and sea on Friday 25th May, celebrated their graduation mass in Fethard Parish Church on the same Friday evening.
Every good wish and best of luck to the Junior Cert and Leaving Cert students who commence their exams on 6th June.

Congratulations to Raymond Clark, the young Clonmel Cyclist whose father is Sean Clarke formerly from Fethard, on his excellent performance in this year’s ‘FBD Milk Rás’. Riding for the Derry Classic Wall NL Team, Tuesday and Thursday’s stages were the days on which he excelled. With 16 miles to go on Wednesday, he held a lone 38 seconds lead but with no team mate up to help he was caught just at the finish into Castle Island. ‘Courageous Clark’ was the headline on Wednesday morning’s sports pages of one national daily. Raymond on Wednesday was one of a few man group which led the Rás throughout the day. Their efforts were described as greatly contributing to a stage that will eventually find its way into the great Rás legends of which there are many. During the course of this stage, Ray was three primes on the sky-high climbs on the Kerry mountains and took over the ‘King of the Hills’ jersey. The superhuman effort put in by the few riders who drove themselves to exhaustion along the way was shown by drama at the finish line. Twice previous winner of the Rás, Ireland’s Phillip Cassidy, collapsed and caused more than a little worry before recovering. So high was the standard of this year’s Rás, with the cream of Europe’s young cyclists competing, that the best Irish riders could do was to have two riders in the top 10. Ray lost his ‘King of the Hills’ jersey in the penultimate stage from Dungarvan to Bunclody on Saturday. He finished second in his category to Nicholas White of the powerful South African team. The stage included three leg-breaking first category climbs in which Raymond’s powerful solo effort to hold the ‘King of the Hills’ jersey was just not strong enough to hold White.

The Presentation Patrician Secondary School’s ‘Off The Wall 2001’ yearbook, packed with photographs and articles is now available for sale in local shops at £4. Please support!

Ballet Ireland will return to the Abymill Theatre on Friday 15th June with their European touring show ‘The Magic of Ballet’. The performance will start at 8.15pm and tickets are now available at £6 & £8 and can be booked at O’Flynn’s Menswear, Burke Street. Tel: 052 31254.

Children are reminded in good time to start preparing for the ‘End of School’ Fancy Dress Parade that will take place in Fethard on Sunday 1st July. A meeting to finalise plans will be held on Wednesday 30th May at 8.30pm in the Tirry Community Centre. More details later.

Congratulations to members of Macra Na Feirme who won 3rd place overall in the All-Ireland Finals of the Creavite Challenge Competition organised by National Macra. These finals were held in Askeaton, Co. Limerick on Saturday last. The Categories involved were: Recycling, Cookery, Computers and Woodwork. Jennifer Frewen. Tullamaine had the distinction of being the individual winner of the Recycling Category. The Fethard Team consisted of: Jennifer Frewen, Sinead O’Brien, Ciarán Duggan, Gary Williams & Linda Nevin.

Congratulations to Denis Burke and the under 10 football Team who won the South Final in a decisive fashion against Clerihan on Wednesday evening last in Monroe. These boys have now defeated Mullinahone, Powerstown, and Clerihan who in turn have beaten, Ardfinnan, St. Olivers and Cahir. Fethard Team consisted of: Kieran Ryan, Adam Lyons, Glen Maher, Darren Connolly, Damien Morrissey, Tommy Sheehan, Alan Lawrence, Kevin Hayes, Daniel Hickey, Frank O’Donovan, David Walsh, Matt O’Sullivan, Philip Doyle, Ben Walsh, Matthew Fitzgerald, Eoin Healy, Jerome Ahearne, Aaron Conway & Padraig O’Shea. We wish them the best of luck in the county final.
The Fethard/Killusty Community Games Area Athletics took place in the Fethard GAA Park on Sunday, 27th May. The following are the results:
Boys u/8, 60m: 1st Dylon Fitzgerald, 2nd Darren Moloney, 3rd Patrick Sheehan.
Boys u/8, 80m: 1st Brian Healy, 2nd D. Fitzgerald.
Boys u/10, l00m: 1st Michael Costelloe, 2nd Damien Morrissey, 3rd Owen Healy.
Girls u/10, l00m: 1st Emma Fleming
Boys u/10, 200m: 1st John Lalor, 2nd Ben Walsh, 3rd Eoin Healy.
Girls u/10, 200m: 1st Aisling Sullivan, 2nd Lorraine Feery.
Boys u/12 l00m: 1st Alan O’Connor, 2nd Cathal Gorey, 3rd Jonathan Fleming.
Girls u/12 l00m: 1st Samantha Feery, 2nd Lauren Murphy.
Girls u/12 600m: 1st Sarah Moloney, 2nd Lauren Murphy..
Boys u/14 800m: 1st Richard Lalor, 2nd Richard Gorey, 3rd Tom Gilpin.
Boys u/16 800m: 1st Darren Sharpe.
Boys u/16 1500m: 1st David Sullivan, 2nd Joey Feery.
Boys Open Race 600m: 1st Gregory Henry, 2nd Ben Walsh.
Girlss Open Race 600m: 1st Hannah Trehy, 2nd Roisín Trehy.
Boys Tots 6 year old: 1st Patrick Sheehan, 2nd Shane Moloney.
Girls Tots 6 year old: 1st Aisling Donovan.
Girls Tots u/5: 1st Jessica Conran, 2nd Nell Trehy, 3rd Aobh O’Shea, 4th Emma Morrissey.
First two in each event qualify for the County Athletics Finals which will take place on Sunday. June 24th at Thurles Dog Track, commencing at 12 Noon. Entry Fee £1.

The wedding took place at Tramore Parish Church on Saturday last 26th May, of Maurice, the son of Mrs Breda Walsh, St. Patrick’s Place, to Ms Laura Manahan, Tramore.


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