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Monday 2nd November 2003

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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 under-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.

Congratulations to Paddy Cooke, St. Patrick's Place, who won the €10,000 Fethard and Killusty Community Lotto Jackpot on Tuesday night 4th November. The winning ticket was sold by his wife Anna, who received the sellers prize of €1,000.
The numbers drawn were 10, 14, 23, 31, and the bonus number 15. The three 'Lucky Dip' winners of €50 each were:
Michael Meehan (Snr), Coolbawn, Fethard
Mary Ryan, 2 St. Patrick's Place, Fethard
William Needham, Friarsgrange, Fethard
Next week's Jackpot will commence at €3,000 and the sellers prize will commence at €150. The weekly 'Bonus Number' draw for €1,000 Holiday Break will also continue until Christmas.

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Recipients of awards at the Fethard Patrician Presentation Secondary School Awards Ceremony held on Friday 24th October. Back L to R: James D’Arcy (Best Attendance 4th Year); Vanessa O’Donnell (Sports Award); Fintan Maher (Junior Fiction Writer Award); Lory Kenny (Student of the Year, 1st Year); John Frewen (Student of the Year, 3rd Year); Ronan Shee (Student of the Year, 2nd year); Jonathan Hall (Poster Art 14-17); Joe Fogarty (Best Attendance 1st Year); J. P. McGrath (Poster Art 11-14); Dave Gorey (Poster Art 11-14); Brian Kennedy (Student Council Award); Shane Walsh (Business and Enterprise Award ); Miriam Carroll (Student of the Year, 5th Year). Front L to R: Stephanie Lawrence (Sports Award); Samantha Morrissey (Poster Art 11-14); Richard Gorey (Sports Award); Past Pupil and Special Guest Speaker, Alice Leahy; Mr Ernan Britton (Principal); Gillian O’Connell (Junior Poetry Writer Award); Suzanne Gorey (Paddy Broderick Memorial Award) and Sara-Mai Ahearne (Padraig Pearce Perpetual Trophy).

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’.

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.

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

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

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.

Congratulations to Shane Kenny, St. Patrick's Place, Fethard, and Niamh Connolly, Kilsheelan, who announced their engagement last weekend. Niamh is a daughter of Sean Connolly, originally from Fethard. The couple have planned to marry in December 2004.


Fethard Players will stage Sean O’Casey’s, ‘The Plough and The Stars’ in the Abymill Theatre on Sunday 16th November for a six-night run. 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. Photographed above at rehearsals are Back L to R: Angela Dillon Whyte, Robert O’Keeffe, Eoin Whyte, Joe Hanley, Philip O’Meara, Vincent Murphy, Jimmy O’Sullivan. Front L to R: Mia Treacy, Sarah Kennedy and Gerry Fogarty.

Sat. Nov 1st: Parish Church 3pm, Holy Trinity Cemetery 3.30 pm;
Sun. Nov 2nd: Abbey cemetery 3pm, Everardsgrange cemetery 3 pm;
Sun. Nov 9th Calvary cemetery 3pm, Peppardstown 3.30 pm;
Sun. Nov 16th: Rathcoole Cemetery 3pm, Redcity Cemetery 3.30 pm;
Sun. Nov 23rd: Kiltinan cemetery 3pm, Kilmaclugh 3.30 pm;
Sun. Nov 30th: Killusty after Sunday Mass, Tullamaine 3pm.

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


Huntsman Pat O’Brien and Whipper-in James O’Donnell leading the Tipperary Foxhounds and riders under Fethard’s North Gate as the Opening Meet leaves for Rocklow.
The opening meet of the Tipperary Foxhounds was held in Fethard on Monday October 28th. The mounted field of 85 riders was perhaps down a little on recent years attendances. However, whether it was the beautiful day or what was the cause, the car followers largely outnumbered the mounted field.
There must have been in excess of 100 cars on the roads around Rocklow. A fox from the first draw on the old railway line but ran to Kilknockin Hill. The little progress hounds made up with this one did not seem to indicate a good days sport. From Mr Halley’s, hounds hunted very well to Carrigeen. Crossing the road they found in Crehanes Grove and ran a good right handed circle around the sandpits back to Rathvin and lost him at the close to Mr Alfie Brett’s.
Rocklow held a brace out a half. After some excellent covert hunting, hounds pushed one out at Rocklow Lodge, hunted him through the fort to Rathvin and back to Rocklow covers where he was left. A few more circles in the Powers Wood and Rathsallagh areas bought a most enjoyable day, while followers witnessed some excellent hound work in glorious weather to the end.
Here’s wishing Pat, James P.J. and all followers an excellent seasons sport.

Michael O’Hagan serving the traditional glass of punch to all in attendance before the Tipperary Foxhounds Opening Meet leaves the Square Fethard.

Sr. Philomena O'Brien (left) photographed with her first cousin Gemma Burke at the Opening Meet of Tipperary Foxhounds. Sr. Philomena, is home on holidays from New York to celebrate her 85th birthday and she was delighted that it coincided with the Opening Meet, which she remembers from her childhood days. Originally from the Green, Sr. Philomena left Fethard at the age of 17 to join the Ursuline Order of Nuns at Long Island, New York, where she is still based today.


Happy Birthday to Liz (Newport) Kennedy who celebrated her 40th birthday on Saturday night 25th October at Slievenamon Golf Club. The Party had a '60's Theme' and a great effort to dress for the occasion was made by all who attended, which in turn, guaranteed a great night's fun. Click Here to See More Photographs

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