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Saturday 8th September 2001

Please note that the National Finals of the ESB Community Games will be shown on Network 2 TV this coming Friday September 14th and Friday September 21st at 5pm.
A sponsored greyhound benefit meeting in aid of Community Games will be held at Thurles Greyhound Stadium on Saturday 22nd September with lots of excitement, live racing, valuable prizes and comfortable surroundings. Come early and enjoy a meal and then dance and sing the night away with live entertainment. Accommodation can be arranged locally if required. There will also be a special draw on admission ticket. Enquiries to Margaret McDermott, Tel: 01 4544424.

The Fethard Conference of St. Vincent de Paul have presently some educational funds available for parents of third-level students who are finding it difficult to meet the expenses incurred. If you need help please contact any member of the Conference before 30th September 2001.

The numbers drawn on Tuesday 4th September were 6, 10, 13 and 22. We had no Jackpot Winner and three 'Match 3' winners each receiving £35. The winners were Sheila O'Donovan, Garrinch, Fethard;
Joan Anglim, The Valley, Fethard;
and Mary Sayers, Crampscastle, Fethard.
Next week's Jackpot is £4,000.

The Killusty Development Committee has been very active over the past months with various projects to improve the amenities in the village. The committee commenced with a big clean up of litter and weeds followed by trimming the hedges on the approach roads. The second project was the revival skittles with the provision of two runs at the local community sports field. Former local player Christy Williams gave a demonstration of his skills at the game to the delight of the local youths.
The committee are asking for volunteers to help renovate the tennis courts as their current project. Work takes place every Wednesday evening from 7.30pm onwards and all are invited to come along and help before the short winter evenings take control of the available light.
Congratulations and best wishes to Bronagh Nesbitt and Alan Galvin who recently got married in Killusty.

The annual general meeting of Fethard and District Gun Club will take place in O'Shea's Bar, Main Street, Fethard, at 8pm on Monday 17th September. A guest speaker will attend and all are welcome and invited to attend.

Fethard Youth Club will reopen on Saturday night 22nd September from 7.30pm – 9.30pm. Fethard is classified as a senior club so all members must attend secondary school or equivalent second level school. A presentation of certificates will take place on Saturday night 15th September. Details from club leaders.

We invite the submission of articles and photographs for inclusion in this year’s Emigrant's Newsletter. Club secretaries are also reminded to submit their reports as early as possible. Please have articles typed if possible and hand them in to Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road, Fethard. Articles can also be sent by email to the following address: newsletter@fethard.com

Local farmer Mr Billy Morrissey had a very lucky escape when he fell into a slurry pit while engaged in slurry spreading at his farm ay Tullamaine last week. Fortunately the amount of slurry he had removed prior to the mishap allowed his feet to reach the bottom. Almost shoulder deep in the slurry he found it difficult to breath with the extreme pressure on his lungs. Finding the activator shaft and climbing thereon gave him a vital 18 inches higher position in the pit. Luckily Billy’s neighbouring farmers, the Spillanes, wondering why the tractor engine was running for so long came to investigate. Billy by this time was almost half an hour in the pit and was completely exhausted.
We are glad to report that following a shower and a bit of a rest he was none the worse of his frightening experience.

While all local GAA enthusiasts will join in celebrating Tipperary’s All-Ireland hurling victory on Sunday. Fethard badly failed in one respect. Several locals and indeed many non-locals passing through during last week commented on the lack of ‘blue & gold’ flags and bunting displayed throughout the town.

The death has occurred of Mrs Margaret Fitzgerald, Kiltinan, on Sunday 9th September at St. Josephs Hospital Clonmel. Interment took place in Calvary Cemetery.
The death has occurred of Mary (Hennessy) Smith, Coolbawn, on Tuesday 4th September. Interment took place in Moyglass Cemetery.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery to local greyhound owner/trainer Micky Flanagan. Mick, following the victory of one of his dogs at Kilkenny track last week, missed a step in descending from the stand, fell and fractured both his ankles. Having safely ridden thousands of miles over the toughest Tipperary countryside during his 40 years association with Tipperary Foxhounds, Mick was most unfortunate to suffer such injuries doing what he does three or four nights per week at local dog tracks. His many friends in Tipperary doggie circles hope to see Mick back on the Thurles, Waterford and Kilkenny tracks in the near future.

Followers of local hunting were delighted to read in this week’s Irish Field that the Minister of Agriculture had given permission for the 2001/02 hunting season to recommence at the usual time.

The wedding took place in Holy Trinity Church Fethard on Friday September 7th of Carol, daughter of Michael and Josie Costello, Woodvale Walk, Fethard, to Declan McNamara, Mullinahone.

The next meeting of Fethard and Killusty Community Council will take place on Tuesday 18th September at 8.30pm in the Tirry Community Centre.


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