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Saturday 1st November 2003

Submitted to The Nationalist Newspaper


The next meeting of Fethard ICA Guild takes place on Monday 10th November (please note change of night).  Elka Wilson from Newcastle will give a talk on Christmas celebrations in her native Germany.  She will also give us some cookery tips and recipes.  Catering by ‘Blue Group’. Competition theme is “The Oldest Cookery Book”.  Social half hour with the ‘Red Group’.


Bridge Club results for Wednesday 29th October are:

1st Gross: Margaret Hackett and Berney Myles

2nd Gross: Kay St. John and Rita Kane

1st Nett: Bernie O’Meara and Anna Cooke

2nd Nett: Philly Kenny and Margaret Mary McCormack

Subscriptions of €25 are now due.  Next Wednesday 12th November we will be playing for sponsored prizes.  On the following three Wednesdays we will be playing for turkey prizes and to be eligible for a turkey prize you must  have played at least four nights.

Anyone looking for a partner contact Annie O’Brien at Tel: 052 31862.


The Parents Association of the Secondary School, Fethard, will hold a Table Quiz in the Secondary School Hall on Tuesday 11 November at 8.30 pm.  A raffle will also be held in conjunction with the Table Quiz.  It is customary to have prizes for both the Quiz and Raffle sponsored. The main sponsor on this occasion is Merck Sharp & Dohme (Ireland) Ltd.

We greatly appreciate those who have sponsored prizes in the past and always welcome new sponsors. A good night's entertainment is promised, refreshments will be served and an invitation is extended to all.


Our intermediate hurling county quarterfinal played in Boherlahan on Sunday 2nd November resulted in another hard luck story going down by the narrowest of margins on a scoreline, Golden 0-11 (0-4), to Fethard  0-10 (0-7).  The team was: Paul Fitzgerald, Michael Quinlan, Michael Ryan, Shay Ryan, Tomas Keane, Stephen O’Donnell (capt), Michael Aherne, John P Looby 0-2, P J Aherne, Jamie McCormack 0-1, Aiden Fitzgerald 0-2, Brian Coen, Colin Allen 0-3f, Miceál Spillane, Michael Dillon 0-2.  Subs: Cian Maher (used), Eoin Doyle, Shane Walsh, Garreth Byrne, Philly Croke and William Harrington. Thanks to all who brought us so far this year, players and Management.  Twenty-one years ago, in 1982, we played our first county quarterfinal in this grade against Golden in Boherlahan and, on the day, we lost by the same margin.

Our remaining game this year is the south final replay to be played at a future date .

The senior football county league final and county junior A county semifinal fixtures are still to come up, check sports page.

Our lotto jackpot of €1,600 was not won.  We had one match three winner of €150, who was Patrick Kearney (Killlusty).  The numbers drawn at Grants Bar were, 16, 18, 20 and 23. The €50 Lucky Dip winner was Stephen O’Donnell (Monroe, Fethard).

Cemetery Rosaries during November

Sunday November 9th Calvary cemetery 3.00 pm, Peppardstown 3.30 pm;

Sunday November 16th: Rathcoole Cemetery 3.00 pm, Redcity Cemetery 3.30 pm;

Sunday November 23rd: Kiltinan cemetery 3.00 pm, Kilmaclugh 3.30 pm;

Sunday November 30th: Killusty after Sunday Mass, Tullamaine 3.00 pm.

The Annual General Meeting of Fethard and Killusty Community Ballroom Ltd will be held on Thursday November 20th at 8pm in the Ballroom. All are welcome to attend.


Last weekend eight Fethard athletes travelled to Rathgormack to compete in the uneven-age Munster cross country championships.  First to toe the line was Gregory Henry who ran well to finish 16th in the boys under-11 race.  Next in action were the boy’s under-13 team of Ben Walsh, Michael Costello, John Lalor and Darragh Dwyer.  This team competed doggedly but were unlucky to finish outside the medals, however, Darragh Dwyer ran a great race to take an individual medal in 8th place.

In the girls under-15 event Fethard captured another individual medal as Mary Gleeson put in a very determined effort to finish in 9th position.  Lastly, in the boys under-15 race, both Wane Laslett and Lolo Trehy can both be very pleased with their efforts as they finished mid-pack in what was a top class competition.

Next weekend, Sunday 9th November, the County B Championships take place in Ballynonty. All athletes who did not win medals in the County Championships are eligible to compete. Training continues on Monday and Wednesday evenings at 4.15pm in the Community Sports Field. All are welcome.

Ballylusky white heather Harriers
The Ballylusky White Heather Harriers will meet in Cloneen on Sunday 9th November at 12 o’clock.


The numbers drawn on Tuesday 28th October were: 5, 11, 26, 32 and the Bonus number was 6. There was no Jackpot winner and no "Match 3" winners.  Five tickets were drawn and each of the following received €30 each:

E. Holohan, c/o Tom Purcell.

Michael Ryan, 46 St. Patrick’s Place, Fethard.

Ger Meagher, Lismoynan, Fethard.

Lily Sullivan, Kyle, Drangan.

Mary Ward, 62 Woodvale Walk, Fethard.

The three ‘Lucky Dip’ winners of €50 were:

Peter Nagle, Mockler’s Hill, Fethard.

Sean O’Callaghan, 19 St. Patrick’s Place, Fethard.

Pat Fleming, Redcity, Fethard.

The Jackpot remains at €10,000 and next weeks Jackpot sellers prize is €1,000.


Fethard Civil Defence have now resumed their weekly meetings on Tuesday nights at 8pm in the Tirry Community Centre. If you are over 16 and would like to take part, please come along on Tuesday.


Are you interested in joining a women's group in Fethard?. Meet new friends, have a chat and a cuppa, participate in some training or courses at a time that suits you. If yes is your answer contact; Veronica Crowe, (Community Education Facilitator) VEC, The Mall, Clonmel, (052) 21067, (087) 2277510, or please give your name to Joan O'Donohoe, Tirry Centre Office, Barrack Street, Tel: (052) 31000


Booking has now opened for the Fethard Players production of Sean O’Casey’s play, ‘The Plough and The Stars’ which will be staged in the Abymill Theatre from Sunday 16th November to Saturday 22nd November, with the exception of Thursday night. Sean O’Casey’s classic needs little introduction to Irish audiences as it has long been recognised as one of Ireland’s greatest plays. Its mixture of tragedy and comedy captures the dramatic events in Dublin during and prior to the Easter Rising of 1916. A large cast in this production includes: Marian Gilpin, Angela Dillon Whyte, Mary O’Connell, Mia Treacy, Sarah Kennedy, Siobhán Prout, Jimmy O’Sullivan, Gerry Fogarty, Philip O’Meara, Robert O’Keeffe, Vincent Murphy, Eoin Whyte, Joe Hanley, Michael Tillyer and Eoin Powell. The play is produced by Austin O’Flynn and booking is now open at Tel: 052 31254 or 087 1338961 and at O’Flynn’s Mens Shop, Burke Street.


The U/10 football finished on Saturday last when we travelled to Clonmel Commercials to play for a place in the South County final.  The lads were unfortunate to be beaten by Commercials who made it through to the final.

The lads gave it their best shot and were beaten by a better team on the day, congratulations to Commercials who won it outright, Moyle Rovers the other team making it through to the finals.

Under-11 training continues as the floodlight cup begins shortly.  Best of luck to the lads.


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