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Saturday 22nd September 2001

Under 21 (B) Hurling
The under 21 (B) hurling county semifinal ended in a draw on Saturday 22nd September in Holycross on a scoreline of Fethard 2-9 (1-3) to Templederry 0-15 (0-7). On two occasions in the match we came back from six points down to level the score.
Team: Conor O’Donnell, Philip Croke, Michael Ahearne, Tommy Gahan, Kevin O’Donnell, Michael Carroll (0-2), Aiden Fitzgerald (0-2), Glen Burke (0–1), Michael Dillon, Alan Phelan, Owen Doyle, Ken O’Donnell (0-1), Jason Nevin (1-0), Brian Coen (1-1). Subs used: Michael Costello and Paul Hackett.
In the Junior Football (B) Championship on Sunday last we defeated Ballyporeen by a single point on a scoreline of Fethard 2-10 (1-4) to Ballyporeen 3-6 (3-1). What a great comeback having been led by 8 points in the first half. This result gives us at least a play off for the top two places. Team: Ronan Maher, Ian Kendrick, Michael Fitzgerald (1-0), John O’Riordan, Kenneth Sheehan, Paul Hackett, John O’Meara, Owen, Doyle (0-2), Kevin O’Donnell (0-1), Alan Phelan, John Noonan (0-4), John Hanrahan (0-2), Peter Tobin, Gareth Byrne (0-1), Michael Croke (0-1). Subs used: Phillip Prout and Willie Quigley. The results of the weekend still leave us in 9 championships out of 11 entered (we are gone out of minor hurling and football only).
Senior Football
In senior football we play the county quarterfinal against Moyle Rovers possibly on 7th October. In the intermediate hurling semifinal against Kilsheelan, the time and date is yet to be arranged. Our junior hurling (B) south semifinal is fixed for Sunday 30th September in Monroe at 5.30pm against St Marys. Please check sports page for other fixtures.
Our lotto £5,000 Jackpot was not won. One ‘match 3’ winner of £100, Charlie McCarthy, Fethard. The numbers drawn were: 3, 8, 15 and 20.

Many, many years ago a travelling show called "The Great Bamboozalem" performed in Fethard. In those pre-television and early Hollywood days travelling shows were eagerly looked forward to and played to packed houses. Bamboozalem, in particular, is remembered by those of us of a particular generation. So what memories do you have of the songs, the acts, the performers. Where were they from, and why do you think this show is worthy of a bout of nostalgia?
We're trying to gather together a montage of memories for inclusion in the coming annual Newsletter, so if you are stirred by this blast from the past and would like to contribute a relevant recollection, we'd love to hear from you. We're waiting to be bamboozled!
Contact: Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road, Fethard.

Linley Lorenzo contacted us and is looking for any further information regarding Thomas John Wilkins who was baptised in the Parish of Fethard (sic) on October 23, 1785, the son of James Wilkins. She understands that Thomas John Wilkins also had a brother by the name of James Thomas Huckett Wilkins.
She goes on to say “the above information was located in the India Office records in London (TJW went on to become an officer in the East India Company) and I imagine it is accurate. I further believe that he was Church of Ireland as his children were baptised in India in a C of E Church. I am hoping that there may also be a record of his parent's marriage and maybe their burials, also details of further siblings, if any, including JTHW's date of baptism. Incidentally, I have just returned from my 'pilgrimage' to Fethard which I thoroughly enjoyed. You have much to be proud of!” Linley’s email address is: LJLorenzo@aol.com

We record the death of Michael Shelly, The Green, Fethard, who died on Monday 24th September. Interment took place in Calvary Cemetery.
We record the death of Babe Maher, The Green, Fethard, who died on Tuesday 18th September at St. James Hospital, Dublin. Interment took place in Calvary Cemetery.

The numbers drawn on Tuesday night 18th September were 9, 10, 22 and 31. We had no Jackpot winner and one 'Match 3' winner, Kitty O'Donnell, Slainstown, Fethard, who received £100. Next weeks Jackpot is £4,200.

After the commendable successes of the Tipperary Junior and Senior teams in Croke Park the postponed club championships are now commencing. Our first intermediate match is away against Kilruane McDonaghs on Sunday September 30th. Training continues this week on Tuesday and Friday nights.

Killusty pony show social takes place on Saturday 6th October in the ballroom Fethard. Supper is from 7.30pm to 9.30 pm. Music by Kieran Fogarty from 10 to 12.30pm. Tickets at £10 may be booked before 4th October from Betsy O’Connor (Tel: 052 31130) or Noel Byrne (Tel: 052 31518). No tickets available at the door on the day.

Fethard District Girl Guides will recommence on Monday 1st October in Fethard Ballroom from 7pm to 8pm. Ladybirds cater for 5 to 7 year olds, Brownies for 7-10 year olds and Guides for 10 to 14 year olds. If you wish to join please come along on Monday night or contact any of the following leaders: Judy Doyle (31109), Catherine O’Connell (31158), Teresa Hurley (32001) or Susan O’Meara.

The Well Golf Society will hold an outing to Waterford Castle Golf Club on Sunday 30th September. Tee off is from 11.45am to 12.45pm and green fees are £20.

The Fethard Historical Society will hold their Autumn Tour on Sunday 30th September to the JFK Wexford Trail. The itinerary is as follows: 9.15 am — Depart Fethard by bus from Town Hall; 11.00 am — Tour of the s.s. Dunbrody, Ireland’s unique emigrant ship, where “one can walk in the footsteps of a group of Irish emigrants on their journey across the Atlantic Ocean.” 1.00pm — Lunch; 2.00pm — Guided tour of the John F. Kennedy Arboretum which is home to a plant collection of international standing with 4,500 types of trees and shrubs from all over the world. 3.30pm —Visit to the Kennedy Homestead in Dunganstown, birthplace of the great grandfather of President John F. Kennedy, which celebrates the story of five generations of the Kennedy dynasty. 5.30pm— Return to New Ross for evening meal. 9.00pm — Arrive back in Fethard.
The cost of trip is £18, which includes bus, admission to the above named venues and guided tours of same. Coffee, lunch and evening meal are not included in price. If you are interested in travelling please book no later than Friday 28th September with Catherine O’Flynn 052-31826 or Mary Hanrahan 052-82141.

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

A General Meeting of the Hogan Musical Society will take place on Monday next 1st October 2001 in the Abymill, Fethard at 8.30 pm.


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