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Saturday 2nd November 2002

The numbers drawn on Tuesday 29th October were 2, 4, 12 and 30. There was no Jackpot Winner and six "Match 3" winners who received €25 each:
Katie Tierney, Bannixtown, Fethard.
Brian Byrne, The Green, Fethard.
Edward Collum, Kilsheelan.
Ian Meagher, Fethard.
Ann Healy, Strylea, Fethard.
Con Hurley, Strylea, Fethard.
The three €50 Free Draw winners were:
Alan Connolly, Garrinch, Fethard.
Sandra Ryan, Abbey Tavern, Holycross.
Pat Culligan, The Valley, Fethard.
This week's Jackpot remains at €10,000 and the Sellers Prize for the winning jackpot ticket is now €650.

The Juvenile Club have the new Mycra helmets in stock suitable for the ages of 11 years upwards. Please contact the secretary, Caroline Sheehan (052) 32005 if you are interested in buying these helmets at a very reasonable price.
There will be training on Wednesday night at 6.30pm, the under/10's are playing a South Semifinal against Clonmel Og over the coming week-end, best of luck lads and to all involved.

The next meeting of Fethard and Killusty Community Council will take place on Tuesday 12th November at 8.30pm in the Tirry Community Centre.
Following the recent AGM, the board of directors appointed for the coming year are: Joe Kenny (chairman), Edwina Newport (secretary), Jimmy Connolly (treasurer), Joan O’Donohoe (assistant treasurer), Marie Murphy (public relations), Peter Grant (FÁS Scheme coordinator). Board members: Brian Sheehy, Thelma Griffith, Diana Stokes, Fr. Tom Breen, John Barrett, Jimmy Lawrence, Gerard Manton and Liam Hayes.
The loan acquired to purchase the Convent Hall for community use has now been paid off. A total of over €68,000 has been raised and repaid since the hall was purchased on 13th November 2001. This achievement and the building of the extension to the Day Care Centre was made possible by your continuous support for the Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto, for which we would like to thank you most sincerely. The current Jackpot is €10,000 and tickets are on sale locally at €2 each.

Bridge results for 30th October are:
1st Gross: Carol Kenny and Gemma Burke
2ndGross: David O’Meara and Tony Hanrahan
1st Nett: Rita Holohan and Mary Delaney
2ndNett: Fr. John Meagher and Mary Quirke
On Wednesday next, 13th November, we will be playing for sponsored prizes.
Anyone looking for a partner contact Annie O’Brien. Tel:052 31862.

On this coming Sunday night, Fethard Players will open their run of the West-End, Broadway smash hit ‘Black Comedy’ in the Abymill Theatre. The play is a fast moving comedy that has delighted audiences all over the world. The play will run in the Abymill Theatre from Sunday 10th November to Saturday 16th November. Early booking is advisable at O’Flynns Menswear, Burke Street, Fethard. Tel: 052 31254.

Outstanding articles for inclusion in this years issue of the Fethard & Killusty Emigrants Newsletter are requested his week. Change of addresses and new addresses for the Newsletter mailing list should be handed in to Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road, Fethard..

Congratulations to The Castle Bar for winning the Culchie Cocktail Trail held in conjunction with the Culchie Festival Weekend.

We surrendered our senior football county title hopes last weekend to Aherlow after an absorbing weekend of draws. On Saturday in Boherlahan we drew, Fethard 2-5, Aherlow 1-8, and on Sunday in Cashel we lost the replay on a scoreline: Fethard 1-4, Aherlow 2-6. With eight of last years team on the line (injuries) and playing five matches in fourteen days, it took its toll in the final. The team was: Paul Fitzgerald, Willie O’Meara (2&11), Damien Byrne, Jimmy O’Meara, Michael Aherne (2&5), Cian Maher, Glen Burke, Kenneth Byrne (1-0), Stephen O’Donnell, Michael Dillon (Sub & 10), Tommy Sheehan (Sub &11) 0-1, Brian Coen, Karl Maher 2-5 (4f), Miceál Spillane, Colin Allen 0-2f. Others were: Willie Morrissey (5 & Sub) 0-1, John P Looby (10 & Sub), Tom Anglim (Sub), Aiden Fitzgerald (Sub) and Michael Quinlan (Sub). With young players coming, we will be back!
We still have the county league programme to complete, where we are undefeated.
The intermediate hurling county quarter final takes place this Saturday, against Gortnahoe, in Boherlahan at a time to be confirmed (check sports page).
The lotto jackpot of €6,100 was not won. We had one match three winner of €150, to Zoë Cooney (Main St) Fethard. The €50 lucky dip winner was Noelle Doyle (37 St. Patricks Place) Fethard. The numbers drawn were: 1, 11, 13 and 20.

On Monday night 18th November, Marie Taylor will give a talk to the society on ‘Continuity and Change in the Parish of Fethard 1185 –1665’. The talk will begin at 8.30pm and is open to all. Members €3 and Non-members €4. Light refreshments served.

Halloween celebrations in Fethard passed in great style. The teenagers, plus, who attended the three bon-fires in the town deserve to be complimented on their excellent behaviour. Great fun was had by all with a few fireworks just to liven up proceedings, and no messing whatsoever. Well done to those who built the bonfires and those who enjoyed the night.
The young children, accompanied by a parent or older brother/sister, were out on their ‘trick or treat’ rounds, but there did not seem to be quite as many this year.
Do the present day children play the old fashioned Halloween games as in former years? Has snap-apple, coins in the basin of water or flour to be retrieved by your teeth, tail the donkey while blindfolded etc., disappeared never to return?
The traditional Halloween Brack, with pea for poverty, bean for health, stick to beat life partner, sixpence for wealth, ring for marriage within twelve months, has also gone down the road of no return.
While we all enjoy the games and pastimes, we must not forget that November 1st is a most important date in the church’s calendar. November 1st, and indeed the month of November, is the time when we remember our dear departed. Let us also remember on November 11th, the men of Fethard area who fell in both world wars, over 40 in the 1914-18 conflict.

The Fethard ICA Guild will hold its next meeting on Wednesday 13th November (please note change of date). Mrs Kathleen Sheedy of Thurles Flower Club, will give a demonstration on Christmas Floral Arrangements in the ICA Hall at 8.30pm. Everyone is welcome to come along.

Mr Pete McCarthy, number one best selling author, pays a visit to the Abymill on Friday 29th November. Mr McCarthy’s latest book ‘The Road to McCarthy’ includes a chapter on McCarthy’s Hotel, Main Street, Fethard. He is also renowned as a brilliant and very witty speaker and his visit to the Abymill is one of his two only appearances on his current tour. Tickets at €20 each may be obtained at Clonmel Book Shop or McCarthy’s Hotel Fethard. Admission includes a cheese an wine reception and book signing after the performance.

The seventh Annual General Meeting of Fethard Ballroom Company Limited will be held on Tuesday 26th November at 8pm. The meeting takes place in the Ballroom and all are welcome. The reputation of Fethard Ballroom as an outstanding venue for dancing for dancers from 25 to 85 is now acknowledged all over Munster and beyond. Next Sunday night music is provided by ‘Checkers’, on of the most popular bands to play at the venue.

Best wishes and congratulations to Jim and Mary Mulcahy, Orchardstown, who recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. Their many friends in Fethard, Mary’s home town, will join in wishing Jim and Mary many more years of happiness and health.

The Ballylusky White Heather Harriers meet for November are Cloneen (Sunday 10th November), Ballingarry (Sunday 17th November) and Coolbawn (Sunday 24th November). All meets at 12 noon.

Well done to the captain and members of Fethard intermediate hurling team who brought the South Tipperary Intermediate Hurling Championship Cup when they visited Dick Wall in Mocklershill Nursing Home. Dick, a patient in Mocklershill, gave over forty years service to local GAA teams. He will be especially remembered for his many sterling displays with many Coolmoyne hurling teams of former years. A line from the local ballad, ‘The Hurlers of Coolmoyne’, says that, “German tanks could not shake Dick Wall from Tullamaine.”
Jimmy Hickey, the former St. Patricks and Tipperary star footballer, now also a patient in Mocklershill was also very pleased to welcome the visitors. He recalled that he won a minor football championship medal with Fethard as a 15 year old, exactly 70 years ago in 1932.

The Rosary will be recited at Calvary Cemetery at 3pm on Sunday next 10th November and at Peppardstown Graveyard at 3.30pm. All are welcome to come and pray.

Nineteen Fethard athletes made the trip to Dungarvan last weekend to compete in the AAI Munster uneven age cross-country championships. With medals on offer for the first twelve across the line, competition was keen and the racing was of a very high standard. Nonetheless, Fethard Athletic Club can count this outing as one of their most successful to date at this level. The top performer on the day was yet again, John Lalor, who had an excellent race to finish in third place in the boys under-11 event. This was John’s third Munster bronze medal in as many years, a truly remarkable achievement.
In the boys under-13 race, the Fethard team put in a marvellous display of pack running to capture the bronze medals. The team was captained by the ever dependable Shane Gorey who finished in 11th place, followed by the in-form Darragh Dwyer in 15th place, and with Lolo Trehy (45th), Kevin Quigley (52nd), Conor Prendergast (59th) and Ben Walsh (60th) in support, the team bronze medals were secured.
In the county competition, Tipperary were victors with Shane Gorey and Darragh Dwyer adding county gold to their team bronze medals. Other medal winners with Tipperary were, John Lalor (under-11), Mary Gleeson and Ciara O’Connor who won bronze in the girls under-13 race. Top twelve individual medal winners were: Gregory Henry (7th in boys under-9), Mary Gleeson (9th in girls under-13), Shane Gorey (11th in boys under-13),
and David Sullivan (11th in boys under-17).
Brendan Gleeson, Owen Healy, Aoife O’Gorman, Hannah Trehy, Aoife O’Connor, Aimee Moloney, Aisling O’Connor and Wayne Laslett can consider themselves unfortunate to be out of the medals, but stronger for having the experience of a top-class race.
The club’s next race is the County ‘B’ Championships to be held in Moyne on next Sunday 10th November. The following athletes are eligible to compete:
Boys Under-10: Noel O’Brien, Ciarán O’Connor, Brendan Gleeson, Jim Moloney, Aidan Brophy and Louis Rice.
Girls Under-12: Fiona O’Connor
Boys Under-12: Michael Costello, Ryan Laslett and Owen Healy.
Girls Under-12: Aisling Dwyer, Siobhán O’Brien, Laura Rice and Sarah McManus.
Boys Under-14: Wayne Laslett
Girls Under-14: Bernadette Costello, Aisling Browne, Nicola Henry and Kate O’Brien.
Parents are reminded that the entry fee for all races is €1. Payment of these fees is appreciated as it helps to defray the day-to-day running costs of the club.

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