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Saturday 18th May 2002

The numbers drawn on Tuesday 14th May were 6, 16, 24 and 31. We had no jackpot winner and one 'match 3' winners who received €150:
Ned Connolly, Garrinch, Fethard
The winner of the €50 Free Draw was:
Sean Callaghan, St. Patrick's Place, Fethard.
This week's Jackpot is now €9,850.
This week's seller's prize for the winning jackpot ticket is: €305.

Our Intermediates have reached the County League Final and are due to play the North winners Portroe in The Ragg on Saturday. They will prove formidable opponents but if we play to our potential we may be returning to Fethard with some silverware on Saturday evening. A huge effort has been put in at training and support at the match would be very much appreciated.

In south intermediate hurling championship game, on Saturday 18th, we collected our first brace of points on a scoreline Fethard 3-6 (1-2), Fr Sheehys 0-10 (0-5). The team was: Owen Doyle, Shay Ryan, Stephen O’Donnell, William Delaney, Michael Ahearne (capt), Miceál Spillane, Kevin O’Donnell, P J Ahearne, Tomas Keane, Brian Coen 0-1, Aiden Fitzgerald 1-0, Colin Allen 0-1, Kieran Treacy, Michael Ryan 0-3, Kenneth Browne 1-0. Subs: Jamie Mc Cormack 1-1, Shane Walsh and David Flanagan.
On Tuesday 14th May, in the county league, we had a successful outing in Tipperary Town; the final score was Fethard 3-9 (0-5), Arravale Rovers 4-5 (0-2). The team was: Colin Allen, Shay Ryan, Tommy Gahan, Philly Croke, Kevin O’Donnell, Stephen O’Donnell, Wm Delaney, Tomas Keane, P J Ahearne, Kieran Treacy 0-6 (3f), Aidan Fitzgerald 1-2, Shane Walsh, Kenneth Browne 2-1, Michael Ryan, Jamie McCormack. Subs: Peter Nolan and Darren O’Meara.
There was no winner of our €3,700 lotto jackpot. We had five match three winners, each receiving €30, Noelle Doyle (37 St Patricks Place); John Fitzgerald (Kiltinan); Colm Coen (Killusty); Bernie Byrne (Killusty) and Willie McGarry (Fethard). Our €50 lucky dip winner was Lou O’Grady (Rosegreen).
Our county senior football league game against Annacarty was deferred to a later fixture. On this Thursday night, May 23rd, we play Mullinahone in the south championship at 7.45pm in Cloneen.

The Patrician Presentation Yearbook, ‘Off The Wall 2002’ is now on sale in local shops. The annual book, published by the transition year students, is full of interesting articles and photographs covering the school events of the past year. A collectors item in years to come! The price is €6.

Just in case you thought we had finished for the year, we have been running our weekly club nights consistently, but due to the restructure of the Tipperary Regional Youth Services, we didn’t take part in any inter-club activities over the past few months.
Our first summer outing takes place on Sunday next, 26th May, to Foto Island (Cork). Bus will leave the Ballroom at 10am and return on Sunday evening between 8pm and 9pm approximately. The cost of the outing is €17, the club will subsidise each member €7 towards the total cost. Each member travelling is asked to bring €10 for the trip and a packed lunch or money to buy lunch. Other trips planned this summer include our annual trip to Oakwood and an overnight stay to an outdoor adventure centre. For further information, catch up with us on the Fethard Website.

Aoife O’Gorman continued her great run of success in the recent County Track and Field Championships in Templemore by winning her first county title in the girls under/14, 1500m race, in a time of 5 minutes 46 seconds. She now adds gold in the 1500 meters to the silver won in the 800 metres the previous weekend. Another top performance came from Richard Lalor who won bronze in the boys under/14 shot. Both Jennifer O’Donnell and Wayne Laslett narrowly missed out on medals by coming 4th in their respective 200m and 600m finals. Performing well on the day also were Robert Ahearn, Aoife O’Connor, Margaret O’Gorman and Lolo Trehy. The under/8 to under/12 championships were cancelled on Sunday last due to poor weather conditions and will now take place on Monday 3rd June.
Fethard Athletic Club will hold its annual sports evening on Wednesday 29th May in the boy’s school field at 6.30pm. The fixture includes races, relays, and novelty events for all age groups and we would appeal to parents and children from the locality to participate in what promises to be a most enjoyable evening of sport.
Killenaule / Moyglass community games takes place on Friday next 24th May. All children residing in the parish of Killenaule and Moyglass are eligible to compete.
Finally, congratulations to Michael Costello, Darragh Dwyer, Neil Gleeson, Aoife O’Gorman and Mary Gleeson who represented their county with distinction in the community games cross-country finals in Mosney last weekend.

The death has occurred on May 17th of Mrs Mai Moclair (nee Davin), Ballinlough. Interment took place at Ballyclerihan Cemetery.
The death has occurred recently in Dublin of Mrs Lily Cahill, formerly Lily Walsh, Baptistgrange. Interment took place in Dublin.

Killusty sheep farmer John Allen recently lost fifteen of his mountain grazing flock in unusual circumstances. At Kiltinan, the sheep apparently took shelter under a tree from a freak out-of-season storm. The tree was blown over, killing eleven of the sheep instantly. The other four had to be destroyed.

At our President’s Prize lunch in Hotel Minella on Sunday 19th May the following
prizes were presented:
President’s Prize: Betty Walsh and Brigid Gorey.
Player of the Year (O’Flynn Perpetual Trophy): Teresa Cummins
Club Champions (Hayes Perpetual Trophy): Teresa Cummins and Alice Quinn
Committee Prize: Margaret Hackett and Berney Myles
President’s Prize Competition
1st Gross: Kay St. John and Rita Kane
2nd Gross: Alice Quinn and Teresa Cummins
3rd Gross: Breda Walsh and Brendan Kenny
4th Gross: Nell Broderick and Moira McInerney
5th Gross: Anna Cooke and Madeline O’Donnell
6th Gross: Marie Delaney and Annie O’Brien
1st Nett: Noreen Evans and Ellen Rochford
2nd Nett: Fr. John Meagher and Mary Quirke
3rd Nett: Anne and Sean O’Dea
4th Nett: Maura Mullins and Kathleen O’Connell
5th Nett: Rita Holohan and Mary Delaney
6th Nett: Margaret McCormack and Suzanne Opray
Player of the Year Competition
1st Gross: Betty Walsh
2nd Gross: Rita Kane
3rd Gross: Berney Myles
1st Nett: Kay St. John
2nd Nett: Anne O’Dea
3rd Nett: Maureen Maher
Club Championship
1st Gross: Nell Broderick and Moira McInerney
2nd Gross: Tony Hanrahan and David O’Meara
3rd Gross: Brigid Gorey and Betty Walsh
1st Nett: Anne Ryan and Joan Kelly
2nd Nett: Anna Cooke and Madeline O’Donnell
3rd Nett: Margaret Hackett and Berney Myles

Fishing, since the start of the 2002 season on the Clashawley and Anner rivers, apparently has not been the best. Local anglers have a further chance of putting their fly-casting skills to the test when Fethard and Killusty Angling Club will hold two competitions concurrently on club waters. Anglers are requested to meet at Thorny Bridge at 11am on Sunday 26th May. The John Sayers Trophy, commemorating the doyen of local anglers, and the Tom O’Shea Cup are the competitions being promoted on that date.

Congratulations to Mary (Kenrick) Byard, Burke Street, who celebrated her 90th birthday on Saturday 18th May.

A church gate collection in aid of Disabled Drivers will take place on next weekend. Your support is requested.

Fourteen boys and twelve girls received their First Holy Communion at Holy Trinity Church Fethard on Saturday 18th May. The mass was celebrated by Very Rev, Fr. Tom Breen P.P. with Fr. Liam Power, St. John’s College, Waterford, and Canon James Power as co-celebrants.
Fr. Breen complimented the first communicants on their devotion and their turnout on the occasion. He congratulated the parents and teachers on their excellent work they put in, even on off-duty hours, in the preparation of the children for one of the most important days of their lives.
First Communion day was favoured by glorious weather, sandwiched between two days when the weatherman was not so kind. Following the mass and the usual get-together for photographs etc, the children left with family and relatives to celebrate the auspicious occasion.
Those who received their First Communion were: Jane Holohan, Amy Lyons, Mary Jane Kearney, Zoë McManus, Amanda Ryan, Mary Anne Fogarty, Jenny Pyke, Rachel Prout, Faye Manton, Orla Lawrence, Louise O’Donnell, Claire Morrissey, Tony Myler, Ger Maher, Michael Smyth, Jamie Walsh, Brian Delahunty, Dean Sharpe, Ted Barrett, Gavin Lonergan, Andrew Maher, Eugene Walsh, Garreth Lawrence, Louis Rice, Noel O’Brien and Simon Standbridge.

A ‘Sotheby’s Valuation Day’ will be held at Grove House on July 4th in aid of the Holy Trinity Church of Ireland Maintenance Fund. Please mark the date in your diary and support this worthy cause. Strawberry Teas will be available on the day and you will also be invited to view the gardens at Grove.

Last week’s overseas visitors were Mrs and Mr Dennis Reinsborough (Rainsberry) from Toronto, seeking their Fethard roots. Rainsberry is a rare Fethard and Tipperary name. The records of Fethard’s Church of Ireland show that a number of Rainsberrys were baptised in the church between 1819 and 1826. the family name seems to have died out in the area even in the 19th century. Subsequent Burgess voters lists of the 1880’s and 20th century census lists do not show any Rainsberrys listed in the area. The Canadian visitors said that the family intermarried with the O’Driscolls and did hold some property or land at Market Hill. They would be extremely grateful for any information on burial sites etc.

One of the chief topics of conversation locally at the moment is the proposed erection of an incinerator at Castleblake, Rosegreen. A public meeting in connection with the above will be held in Fethard Ballroom on this Friday evening at 8pm. All are welcome.

Congratulations to athlete, Bernard Feery, Killusty who is in flying form at the moment. Bernard and his two sons, Anthony and Joey, took part in the John Joe Barry 5k memorial race during the week where he finished in second place. Bernard then went on to Templemore on Sunday where he showed his speed winning the 1500 metre event.
Bernard will be leading the parish community games under/12 boys soccer team to contest the south final against Carrick-on-Suir at 7pm on this Thursday night at Carrick United soccer pitch, St. Mollerans, Carrick-on-Suir.

There was very little activity on the playing fields in the last week. The under /10's are still awaiting their opponents in the community games county final. The under/12's game against Cahir was called off at the last minute as no referee was available to officiate at the game. Apologies to the Cahir club as they did not get the message in time.
Well done to the under/14 footballers as they beat Commercials by 8 points in Clonmel on Thursday last. With one game still left to play, it is still possible for them to qualify for the semifinal. There were great displays from David Prout, Paul Walsh, Eoin Doyle, Glen O’Meara, Peter Gough, Tom Gilpin, Cathal Maher, Edmond Sheehan, Liam Ryan, and David Conway. Scorers for Fethard were: Paul Walsh 1 goal, David Prout 1 goal, Tom Gilpin 2 points, Edmond Sheehan, David Conway and Peter Gough, 1 point each. Well done to all involved.
Training continues for under/10's to under/12's on Tuesday evenings and Saturday afternoons. Training for under/10 hurling on Fridays at 5 o'clock; under/12 hurling on Fridays at 6 o’clock; under/14 hurling on Saturday at 4 o’clock; under/16 hurling on Saturday at 4 o’clock. All hurling training will be held in GAA Field, and we ask for all players to attend training as this is a game that requires a very high level of skill.
Congratulations to Fethard Community Games soccer team on their recent win against Tipperary Town and congratulations also to all the children who received Holy Communion and Confirmation in the Parish over the last week.
Congratulations to Christopher Sheehan on his selection for the County Primary Games Football Team.
In the summer we will organise a day out for all our club members so we are giving you plenty notice to start saving as this is going to be a brilliant day for all the players.
We have no fixtures confirmed at the time of writing.

We congratulate the following 68 boys and girls from the parish who received the Sacrament of Confirmation from Most Rev Dr. Dermot Clifford, Archbishop of Cashel and Emly, on Tuesday 14th May.
Nano Nagle Primary School, Fethard
5th Class: Siobhán Pollard, Aisling Breen, Michelle Bradshaw, Kelly Morrissey, Sarah Hayes, Aoife Delany, Samantha Morrissey, Lisa Anglim, Ida Carroll, Chloé Gough, Kate O’Brien, Mary Anne Keane, Emma Fox, Carrie Sweeney, Sarah Conway and Bernadette Costello.
6th Class: Stephanie Lawrence, Sinéad Coffey, Aoife O’Meara, Patricia Cooney, Patricia Rochford, Lisa Ryan, Jenny Quigley, Sinéad Delahunty, Sarah Moloney and Silvana Di Ruzza.
St. Patrick’s Boys School, Fethard
5th Class: Robert Ahearne, Eoin O’Connell, Dick Walsh, Stephen Healan, Adrian Power, Colm Horan, Jonathan Fleming, Darren Prout, Ciarán Ryan, David Hall, Jamie Carroll, Darragh Dwyer, James Kelly, Michael Costello, Kevin Brown, J.P. McGrath, Christopher McGrath, Dave Gorey, Kevin Ryan, Thomas O’Connell and Adrian Lawrence
6th Class: Declan Doyle, Alan O’Connor, Christopher Sheehan, Lory Kenny, Colin Bradshaw, Paul McCarthy, Jason Lawrence, Kevin Maher, Ciarán Leahy, Joe Fogarty, Cathal Gorey and Aaron O’Donovan
Killusty National School
David Lee, William Power, Samantha Feery, Clodagh Large and Suzanne Large
Patrician Presentation Secondary School
Chloé Power and Michael Fleming
Moyglass National School
Wayne Laslett and Nigel O’Connell

A 13.5 foot long fishing boat, with trailer to suit, is offered for sale. The boat has a 5 horsepower Evinrude motor and the asking price is €2,500. Enquiries or offers to Tel: 052 31232.

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