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Saturday 3rd November 2001

A table quiz in aid of Nano Nagle School Parents Association will be held in Grants Bar, Main Street, on Tuesday November 13th at 9pm. Table of 4 for £12. All are welcome.

The results of our club night on Wednesday 31st October are as follows:
1st Gross: Berney Myles and Margaret Hackett
2nd Gross: Teresa Cummins and Alice Quinn
1st Nett: Fr Meagher and Mary Quirke
2nd Nett: Maura Mullins and Kathleen O’Connell
On Wednesday 14th, 21st and 28th November we will be playing for turkey prizes. Anyone looking for a partner should contact Annie O’Brien at 31862.

On Sunday morning we won our final championship match by defeating Moycarkey-Borris in Fethard on a scoreline of 1-5 to 1-1. Unfortunately, we were depending on other results to see if we would advance to the County Final and it emerged that we finished the league table in third place - just one point short of a place in the final. The club would like to extend our immense gratitude to our trainer Declan Browne whose commitment was second to none since he took over last April. The team has certainly benefited from his ability and insight. The team lineout was: Lisa McCormack, Joan O' Donnell, Vanessa O'Donnell, Fiona Conway, Sandra Maher, Imelda Spillane (0-1) 1f, Norah O'Meara, Jennifer Keane, Niamh Sheehan (0-1), Kay Spillane, Caroline Quinlan(1-0), Marie Holohan, Mia Treacy, Edel Fitzgerald, Audrey Conway (0-3)1f. Subs used: Ailish Sheehan, Louise Wade, Laoise O'Connell.

On Sunday last we played Kildangan in Templemore in the intermediate hurling quarter-final on a lovely autumn day, loosing on a scoreline: Fethard 2-7 (1-1), Kildangan 2-14 (2-4). Team was: C. O’Donnell, D. Byrne, Ml. Ryan, Wm. Delaney, W. Morrissey, S. O’Donnell, Ml. Carroll, A. Fitzgerald (0-1), Cian Maher, Ken O’Donnell, Ml. Spillane (0-3), J. P. Looby (2-2), B. Coen, G. Byrne, D. Flanagan. Subs used: Ml. Dillon, Paul Hackett, Kevin O’Donnell, and John Hurley.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the manager and selectors for their time and commitment also to all the players who gave great enjoyment during the year.
In our Lotto draw we had no winner of the £600 jackpot. Four matched threes and received £25 each — Mary McCormack, Martin Coen, Tony Newport and Niamh Fanning.
In the senior football county final all roads lead to Thurles on Sunday 11th November for a 12.45 pm start against Aherlow (our same opponents as our last final 1997). Best of luck to our team and all the back room management mentors.
The south intermediate football semifinal replay will take place on Saturday 10th November against Ballyporeen in Clonmel at 2.30pm. The winners will face Fr. Sheehys in the final.

The numbers drawn on Tuesday 30th October were 1, 11, 13 and 16. We had no Jackpot winner and no ‘Match 3’ winner.
Five tickets were drawn and each of the following received £20:
Bus Maher, Bannixtown, Fethard;
Breda Walsh, St. Patrick’s Place, Fethard;
Stuart Looby, The Valley, Fethard,
Kim Lonergan, The Square, Fethard;
Kathleen Phelan, Prior Park, Clonmel.
Next weeks jackpot is £4,800.

We had an email from Jean Molloy, Canada, who is trying to locate a school friend. Maybe you can help!
“I am trying to locate my school friend from 30 years ago, maybe you can help me. Her name is Gay Donovan and she and her family emigrated to London, England (that's where I knew her from). She came from Fethard around 1958. Her dad's name was John Donovan, and her mother was named Tess, three children, Frank (eldest) around 15, Barry was about 12 and Gay was about 9. I know they had relatives back in Fethard. Would anyone there now be related to this family, If so, then they may be able to lead me to my school friend. I've tried many different routes to find her, all without success, so this is my last ditch effort. Many thanks.”
Jean’s email address is: JWhite1069@aol.com

The next meeting of Fethard ICA will be held on November 13th at 8pm in the I.C.A. Hall. Pauline Cummins will give a talk on the Euro currency. Pauline is information officer with Tipperary Regional Youth Services who provide these Euro information sessions for organisations, funded by the Euro changeover board. This should be a very informative evening as changeover day is almost upon us. Non-members are also very welcome to come along. Catering by the blue group.

The Fethard Players will stage the sparkling comedy “Drama at Inish” by Lennox Robinson in the Abymill Theatre, Fethard, from Sunday 25th November. This evergreen play, first produced in 1933 at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, is one of Ireland’s all time favourite comedies, regularly revived at the National Theatre. It has delighted audiences for generations.
The cast in this production includes Anne Connolly, Mia Treacy, Vincent Murphy, Helen Carrigan, Jimmy O’Sullivan, Seamus Hayes, Marian Gilpin, Mary O’Connell, Gerry Fogarty, Joe Hanly, Michael McCarthy, Eoin Whyte and Eoin Powell. The play is produced by Austin O’Flynn and will run from Sunday 25th November to Saturday 1st December, with the exception of Thursday 29th which is Bingo night. Booking has now opened at O’Flynn’s Menswear, Burke Street, Tel: 052 31254 (from 10am to 6pm). Admission is £6. Special rate family nights on Sunday and Monday when admission will be reduced to £4. Fethard Players first performed this play in 1958 and the cast included Mary Goldsboro, Donal O’Sullivan, Eddie O’Neill, Goldie Newport, Liz Brett and Babe McLellan.

The committee of the Killenaule / Fethard Community Television wish to remind all subscribers in the district that the annual subscription of £50 for 2001-’02 is now due. The committee, whose overheads in maintaining the signal are extremely high are hoping that many of those availing of the signal and not paying the subscription will be more forthcoming this year.

The annual general meeting of Fethard and Killusty Community Council will take place on Tuesday night 13th November at 8.30pm in the Tirry Community Centre. All are welcome to attend.

In these times of full and plenty, including luxuries for almost everyone in Ireland, we sometimes fail to think of the many hundreds of thousands worldwide who are actually starving. Trocaire are organising a special collection outside the churches on this coming weekend to help feed the starving people of the world. The people of Fethard and Killusty have never been found wanting in this regard before and especially now, in the light of the current situation in Afghanistan, we are certain that their usual generous response will be forthcoming this weekend.

The entrants for the recent ‘All-Ireland Culchie Competition’ raised £2,070 for the Children’s Hospital Crumlin through their ‘Bed Push’ in Clonmel on Friday, the gate receipts from the sportsfield events on Sunday and the humorous ‘Penny in the Pot’ collection on the streets of Fethard on Saturday. Well done lads to all involved.

The schedule for praying The Rosary for the repose of the souls of our faithful departed on this coming Sunday, 11th November, are as follows: Calvary Cemetery at 3pm, and Peppardstown Cemetery at 3.30pm.
Parishioners are encouraged to attend at least one of the locations each Sunday.

Ferrybank, Waterford, was the venue for the latest racing excursion on Bank Holiday weekend. Thirty-four children made the journey to race in ideal conditions and with twelve trophies on offer in each age group, the competition was very keen. Nevertheless, Fethard made a big impact bringing home a total of 13 trophies from 10 races. The prize winners were as follows: Damien Morrissey, 10th in the boys under/8; Roisín Trehy, 8th in the girls under/8; John Lalor, 1st in the boys under/9; Owen Healy, 8th in the boys under/9; Michelle Ryall, 6th in the girls under/9; Aisling O’Connor, 10th in the girls under/9; Hannah Trehy, 12th in the girls under/9; Darragh Dwyer, 2nd in the boys under/10; Neil Gleeson, 3rd in the boys under/10; Michael Costello, 5th in the boys under/10; Elaine Kennedy, 2nd in the girls under/10; Shane Gorey, 2nd in the boys under/11; Richard Lalor, 11th in the boys under/11; and Aoife O’Gorman, 10th in the girls under/12.
Also competing with distinction were Louis Rice, Rachel Prout, Eoin Prout, Andy Walsh, Fiona Walsh, Sarah McManus, Aisling Dwyer, Adam Lyons, Ryan Laslett, Lisa Anglim, Sarah Hayes, Laura Rice, Áine Gleeson, Lolo Trehy, Darren Prout, Bernadette Costello, Kate Costigan, Rebecca Ryan and Margaret O’Gorman.
Inadvertently omitted from last week’s ‘thank you’ list were Michael O’Dwyer, Michael Cummins and Marie O’Donnell. Please accept our apologies.
Our next big race is the AAI Munster uneven aged cross-country championships in Cork on Sunday 11th November and the Fethard team is as follows:
Girls under/9: Michelle Ryall, Sarah McManus, Hannah Trehy and Aisling O’Connor.
Boys under/9: John Lalor, Owen Healy, Andy Walsh and Damien Morrissey.
Girls under/11: Elaine Kennedy, Mary Gleeson, Bernadette Costello and Aoife O’Connor.
Boys under/11: Shane Gorey, Lolo Trehy, Darragh Dwyer, Neil Gleeson, Ben Walsh and Michael Costello.


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