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Wednesday 7th May 2003

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Our under 12s Mini-Sevens Team played some brilliant hurling in Kilsheelan on Tuesday last to win the South Section of our competition. We played four games taking full honour's in all four and defeating Gael Scoil Cluain Meala in the final. Other schools involved were Mullinahone, Kilsheelan and Grangemockler.
Our team was Eoin O'Connell, Tom O'Connell, James Kelly, Darragh O'Dwyer, Jonathan Fleming, Adrian Lawrence and Ciaran Ryan. Each of the team performed exceptionally well and were ably assisted by our 3 super subs, Adam Lyons, Ben Walsh and Kevin Hayes. The supporters club of Jerome Ahearne and P.J. McGrath also contributed to the success.

The Fethard Historical Society and The Museum of Transport in Clonmel are jointly organising a ‘Vintage Car Trip and Picnic in the Country’ on Saturday evening, 10th May, beginning at 7.30pm. All proceeds from the evening are going to the Chernobyl Childrens Fund.
The all in cost for the Visit to Richmond Mill Museum, Vintage Car Trip and Picnic (supplied) in the country is €20 (individual) and €30 for a couple.
Book please with Mary Hanrahan (052 32141), Terry Cunningham (052 23402) or Dóirín Saurus (052 31936), as places are limited due to the number of Vintage Cars in the convoy. Period costume is in order for those who like dressing up!

Anyone wishing to travel to Fethard & Killusty London Reunion on Saturday 7th June please give your names to Joan O’Donohoe at the Community Office, Fr. Tirry Centre, Tel: 052 31000. It is planned to leave Fethard on Friday 6th June and return on Sunday 8th June. We are currently checking travel prices and details will be available from the Community Office.
The reunion has being organised in London by Paul Looby (Tel: +44 (0) 1276 509926 or email: and will be held on Saturday 7th June 2003, from 5pm till late. There is a £7 admission charge per head to help defray costs.
The venue is The London Scotia Bar, 98 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3UB. Reception from 5pm, and a Barbecue timed for 6.30pm. Traditional band will provide music in the Pub from 8 till closing. Any musicians bring your instruments as jamming is definitely allowed. Good beers, caint, ceol agus craic go leor.

The numbers drawn in the Fethard and Killusty Community Lotto on Tuesday 22nd April were: 1, 7, 15 and 22. There was no Jackpot Winner and three 'Match 3' winners who received €50 each:
Maura Meagher, Killenaule.
Pat Sheehan, Killusty, Fethard
Betty Cagney, c/o Gerry Fogarty
The three ‘Lucky Dip’ winners of €50 were:
Kitty Brett, Drangan, Thurles
Eamon Barry, Moyglass, Fethard
Pat Fox, Woodvale Walk, Fethard
The Jackpot remains at €10,000 and next weeks Jackpot sellers prize is €1,000.

Senior Football resumed on Sunday last 27th April— the first Easter free from games in five years — with a very keen contest in the County League on a scoreline, Fethard 0-13 (0-7), Ardfinnan 1-10 (0-7). This was one off the better league games with teams scoring level on five occasions, and was a useful run for both teams. Team was: Tommy Gahan, Tom Anglim, Michael Aherne, Philly Blake, Tomas Keane, Cian Maher, Stephen O’Donnell, Kenneth Byrne 0-1, P. J. Aherne 0-2, Karl Maher 0-1, Glen Burke 0-4 (2f), Willie Morrissey 0-2, Conor McCarthy, Brian Coen 0-1, and Alan Phelan 0-1. Subs: (all in second half) Aiden Fitzgerald 0-1, Damien Byrne, John Paul Looby, Kenneth O’Donnell, and Brendan Brett. This now gives us six points from four games with three games to come, Loughmore (away), Cahir (home), and Moyle Rovers (away).
Our next outing in Senior Football is on 11th May against Clonmel Commercials in the South Championship.
Intermediate Hurling Championship starts on this Sunday 4th May in Clonmel against Kilsheelan at 3.15pm.
On Wednesday 23rd April our minor footballers were defeated by Ballyporeen in Marlfield on a scoreline Fethard 0-4 (0-2), Ballyporeen 0-17 (0-12). Team: Paul Kenny, Mike Kelly, Darragh Corbett, Connie O’Flynn, Liam Frewen, Alan Burke, Gavin Ahearne, Shane Walsh 0-2, Jamie McCormack, Shane Aylward, Darren O’Meara, Ronan O’Meara, Paul Kendrick, William Doyle 0-1, and Damien O’Sullivan 0-1. Subs used were: Damien Donovan, John Leahy, Daniel Lonergan, James Smyth, and Glen O’Meara. We play Carrick Swans on the 30th April.
Our Community Sports Lotto Jackpot of €8,400 was not won. We had five ‘Match Three’ winners who received €30 each: Eddie Sheehan (15 St Patricks Place); Mick and Monica Aherne (Prospect); Tarman Lawless (58 Woodvale Walk); Stephen O’Donnell (Monroe); Davy Lawless (Brodeen). The €50 Lucky Dip winner was Marian Lyons (Coolmoyne).
The County Board draw is now in full swing with our promoters calling to local houses. Thank you for your continued support. Tickets are €100 for the year or €10 (monthly direct debit) for 12 draws. Prizes include cars galore.
Club Membership is closing this weekend, Adults €15 and Juveniles €10.
Last weekend the club presented Gus Danaher with 1957 memento at his residence as he was unable to attend our dinner dance to receive the award. He was in great spirits and conveyed his thanks to Fethard GAA and wished us the very best of luck in the Championships.
On Thursday 1st May our juvenile under/12s play Commercials at 7pm. On Monday 5th our under/14s start their championship with a game against Commercials also at 7pm.
Our Sympathies are at this time go to the O’Donnell family, Monroe, on the death of their grandmother Esther from Cahir. Go Ndeanai Dia Trocaire Orthu.

Fethard & Killusty Community Games will hold their area sports evening in the new community sports field on Thursday, May 8th at 6.30pm. Entry fee is €2 for all events.
All competitors must be under the age specified on 31st July, 2003 and must reside in the area.
The community games committee would like to express their sincere sympathy to the O’Donnell family, Monroe, on the death of Pat's mother Esther in Cahir.

The County Final of community games Judo will take place in the Town Hall on Friday, May 16th at 7 pm sharp. Entry fee of €2 taken on the night.

Congratulations and best wishes for many more happy years to Frank and Bridget Kearney, St. Patrick’s Place, who recently celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary.

Congratulations to Helen Morrissey, St. Patrick’s Place, and Eamon Power, Old Parish, Dungarvan, who announced their engagement last weekend.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Pat O’Donnell, Monroe, on the recent death of his mother, Mrs Esther O’Donnell, Cahir.

A visitor to Coolmore during the past week, Jack O’Neill from Limerick, is seeking information on an old school friend, Seamus Meagher of Fethard. Jack and Seamus were classmates at Ring Irish College, Co. Waterford, c. 1973/1974. Jack O’Neill would very much like to contact his friend of 30 years ago.

Fethard racehorse owner/trainer Mick Ahearne made a very successful trip to Sligo track on Sunday last. Running in his wife Monica’s name, the quaintly named, ‘Igotaknockonthehead’ got just up on the post for a thrilling win in the Nortwest Maiden I.N.H. flat race. Well done Mick! The Lord certainly loves a trier.

Well done to three of our leaders who received volunteer achievement awards on Saturday 26th April in the Royal Hotel Tipperary.
Tipperary Regional youth service hosted the 5th year of Volunteer Achievement Awards which is run in line with the National Youth Federation Achievement Awards on Saturday night last. Award recipients for 'Direct work with young people' were Clare Hannigan, Tony Askins and Rita McCormack-John. Fethard Youth Club is seen to be one of the most pro-active senior clubs in the region. Currently it is the largest senior club with the oldest membership. The club had been involved in all regional events over the last 3 years and has been involved in a peer education programme with the Mid Tipperary Drugs Initiative, TRYS which was hugely successful, the ‘Coping on Project’ in conjunction with TYRS and also many other programmes.
The leaders themselves wish to thank the members for their commitment to and involvement with all events and the other leaders, in the past Mary Shanahan and Patricia Fitzgerald, and present Maria Murphy, who have contributed to the continued success of the club.
The club will open as usual on next Saturday night 3rd May. A reminder to our members — the ‘Coping on Project’ will have its last two sessions on 3rd and 10th May.

Progressive 25's results for Friday 15th April:
Winners on 12 games: Jimmy Hayes, Dinny O'Donnell;
Second on 11 games: Jim and Mary Garrett;
Table prize: Jo Kennedy, Fergus Flynn;
Sweep Winners: Brigid Hayes and Tess Cummins, Jim and Mary Garrett, Sheila Hall and Jo Ryan. Tickets: Ann Nevin (2), Nora Lee and Jerry Murray.
Next game Friday 2nd May at 8.45pm sharp.

On Wednesday 23rd April we played for prizes sponsored by FBD Investment Services
and the winners were:
1st Gross: Rita Kane and Kay St. John
2nd Gross: Teresa Cummins and Alice Quinn
3rd Gross: David O’Meara and Tony Hanrahan
4th Gross: Margaret Hackett and Berney Myles
1st Nett: Philly Kenny and Margaret Mary McCormack
2nd Nett: Annie O’Brien and Marie Delaney
3rd Nett: Anna Cooke and Bernie O’Meara
4th Nett: Fr. John Meagher and Mary Quirke
Anyone looking for a partner contact Annie O’Brien Tel: 052 31862.

We record the death of Biddy O'Connell (nee Fogarty), Fr. Tirry Park, Fethard, who died on Tuesday 29th April. Remains left McCarthy's Funeral Parlour at 7pm on Wednesady 30th April for Holy Trinity Parish Church Fethard. Burial took place in Calvary Cemetery following requiem mass at 11am on Thursday.


Tony Falvey photographed above with his former work colleagues from the Fethard AIB branch at his retirement party held in Slievenamon Golf Club last weekend.

A sustained campaign, lasting almost twelve months, to prevent a meat and bonemeal incinerator being located at Rosegreen outside Cashel came to an abrupt end late last week when the promoters, National By-Products Ltd., announced that they were discontinuing their plans. Read the reports from THE NATIONALIST or the TIPPERARY STAR

Last Sunday we travelled to a windswept and interesting Ballykisteen Golf Course, and in spite of the windy conditions, some good scores were recorded.
The results were as follows:
Nearest to the pin: Brian Higgins, Donal O'Grady.
Ladies prize: Mary Kenrick 29pts.
Youths: 1st Daragh Corbett 31pts, 2nd Paul Kenrick 29pts.
Cat 1: 1st Davy Woodlock 35pts, 2nd Kevin Ryan 32pts, 3rd Shay Ryan 31pts (back nine).
Cat 2: 1st Davy Williams 35pts, 2nd Danny Mullins 28pts, 3rd Paul Hayes 27pts.
Thanks to Josephine and Ballykisteen Golf Course. Unfortunately the day ended on a sad note when news came of the death of Mrs Josie McCarthy, St. Patrick's Place, Josie was the mother of our vice captain Pat McCarthy. We extend our deepest sympathy to Pat and his brothers and sisters.

We record the death of Mrs Josie McCarthy, formerly of St. Patrick's Place, who died on Sunday 27th April. Removal from McCarthy's Funeral Parlour took place on Monday 28th to Holy Trinity Church Fethard. Burial takes place in Calvary Cemetery following requiem mass at 2pm on Tuesday.

Slievenamon Golf Club had a great win in the first round of the Fred Daly Trophy competition (under 18's) against Waterford Castle on Saturday last. They defeated a young Waterford Castle team 3-1 with the last match called in. They are now at home to Dungarvan Golf Club in the second round. This match has to be played within the next month.

The Slievenamon Golf Club team. Front L to R: Michael Kenrick (team manager), Sean Lonergan, Paul Kenrick, James Smyth, Darragh Corbett, Brian Kennedy, Paul Kenny, Arthur Daly (selector) and Des Delahunty (captain).


Congratulations to Alicia Hitzler (USA) and Patrick Burke (Fethard) who held the Irish celebration of their wedding at Raheen House, Clonmel, on Thursday 24th April. The couple were joined by their family and friends from Fethard and USA for the occasion and will return to their home in Milwaukee, USA on Monday next. CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE PHOTOGRAPHS.

A public Meeting regarding the development of Fethard Community Sportsfield will take place in Fethard Ballroom on Tuesday, April 29th at 8.30 pm. There are some very exciting proposals for this field and it is expected that representatives from all organisations in the town and district will attend. It is now time for the local community to show their appreciation of the generosity of Coolmore Stud and the work that has been carried out to date. This field will be of benefit to people from all walks of life. Special word of thanks to Mr Paul Shanahan who responded immediately to the request for help from a plumber. Thanks also to David Gorey and Aidan Maher for their valuable assistance and to all clubs who have made a donation to the funds to date, to Rev. Fr. Tom Breen, to Fethard Ballroom committee and everybody who helped out so far. Fundraising will be one of the main topics on the agenda at this meeting.


The Abymill Theatre, first opened in May 1988, will celebrate its fifteenth anniversary with a Gala Concert on 9th May featuring, ‘Sopranos’ three of Ireland’s leading singers; The Gordonaires from Clonmel; and master of ceremonies Billy McLellan.
Sopranos is an exciting new Irish vocal trio who are currently sweeping the country with their mixture of opera, light-musical and Irish songs. They are young, fresh and modern and although all three are classically trained, they are not afraid to poke fun at the sometimes stuffy institution of classical singing! Wendy Dwyer (Cork), Kay Lynch (Tralee) and Deirdre Masterson (Gorey) between them have a wealth of experience on all musical platforms, ranging from soloist with Riverdance to leading roles on the International Operatic Stage.
Everything they sing is specially arranged and they have already developed an enviable reputation for their unique sound featuring innovative three-part harmonies. An evening with the group is a complete theatrical experience, the music interwoven with fully scripted and staged scenes. Not to be missed!
Seats at €12 each for this special anniversary concert can be booked now at O’Flynn’s Menswear, Burke Street, Tel: 052 31254 or 087 1338961.


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