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Saturday 19th October 2002

The numbers drawn on Tuesday 15th October were 4, 8, 11 and 23. There was no Jackpot Winner and three "Match 3" winners who received €50 each:
Rebecca, Sean and Thomas, 5 Slievenamon Close, Fethard.
Michael Moloney, Graystown, Killenaule.
Michael Russell, Drangan, Thurles.
The three €50 Free Draw winners were:
Anne Maher, Ballagh Road, Clonoulty, Cashel.
Alfie Brett, Rocklow Road, Fethard.
Marcella Lonergan, Grove Road, Fethard.
This week's Jackpot remains at €10,000 and the Sellers Prize for the winning jackpot ticket is now €620.

Fethard Athletic Club played host to the County Under 23 Masters Cross-Country Championships last weekend. The combination of steep terrain and atrocious weather conditions ensured that all athletes received a stern test of their cross-country racing ability. The club and indeed the A.A.I. would like to thank Marie and Philip Crean for the use of their land at Market Hill to run this event.
The next race for juveniles is the County Even-Age Championships which takes place in Ballynonty on Sunday next 27th October. Cars will leave Fethard GAA Field at 10.45am sharp. The Fethard team is as follows:
Girls’ under-10: Roisín Trehy, Fiona O’Connor
Boys’ Under-10: Gregory Henry, Brendan Gleeson, Damien Morrissey, Louis Rice and Jim Moloney.
Girls’ Under-12: Ciara O’Connor, Sarah McManus, Hannah Trehy, Michelle Ryall, Aisling O’Connor, Aisling Dwyer, Laura Rice.
Boys’ Under-12: John Lalor, Owen Healy, Ben Walsh, Conor Prendergast, Michael Costello, Kevin Quigley, Ryan Laslett, Darragh Dwyer.
Girls’ Under-14: Mary Gleeson, Elaine Kennedy, Aoife O’Gorman, Aoife O’Connor, Bernadette Costello, Amy Morrissey, Aisling Browne and Nicola Henry.
Boys’ Under-14: Lolo Trehy, Shane Gorey, Wayne Laslett.
Boys’ Under-18: David Sullivan

The wedding took place at Killusty Church on Saturday 12th October of Louise, daughter of Mr Sean and Mrs Alice Moloney, Redcity, to Stephen Lalor, Killenaule.

The new extension to Fethard’s Fr Tirry Community Centre has been completed and is open for use by all groups and societies availing of the centre’s facilities. The recent addition is of particular benefit to the senior citizens, patrons of the centre’s Day Care activities. The boon the Day Care Centre is to its patrons was only fully realised by the sense of loss our senior citizens felt while the centre was temporarily closed while the building work was in progress. However, all’s well that ends well, and all are now unanimous that the wait was more than well worthwhile.

The death has occurred recently in Cashel Hospital of one of Fethard’s well-known personalities, Mr Jack Ryan of Fr Tirry Park and formerly of Kerry Street. Interment took place in Calvary Cemetery.

The opening meet of the Tipperary Foxhounds in Fethard on Monday next, 28th October at 11am and the opening meet of Ballylusky White Heather Harriers in Drangan on Sunday next 26th October is proof, if any were needed, that the dark November days are with us and winter activities about to begin.

The introduction of olde time on this Saturday night, 25th October, is another sure-fire signal that the hands of the clock have gone around once more. The hands on Saturday night however, should go in reverse so do not forget to put your clocks back one hour before retiring.

The Fethard Historical Society’s lecture on ‘Tipperary’s Tithe War 1830-1838’ by Ms Noreen Higgins in the Abymill Theatre on Friday night last proved most interesting and informative. Noreen emphasised the part played by the residents of Fethard in the war against the payment of tithes. History books do not give details of Fethard’s very active part in the campaign.

If anyone has any information regarding the theft of very old ‘Capping Stones’ from the Lodge entrance to Kilmaclugh Graveyard on the Grove Estate, please contact the local Gardai. The entrance is on the left leaving Fethard and a few hundred yards before the entrance to Kiltinan Castle, on the top of Drumdeel Hill. This theft would have taken some time to complete and if anyone saw a vehicle parked in the entrance or anyone acting suspicious, your help would be much appreciated.

The bridge results for 16th October are:
1st Gross: Tony Hanrahan and David O’Meara
2nd Gross: Brigid Gorey and Betty Walsh
1st Nett: Anne O’Brien and Marie Delaney
2nd Nett: Anne and Sean O’Dea
The bridge results for 9th October for sponsored prizes were:
1st Gross: Kay St John and Rita Kane
2ndGross: Brigid Gorey and Betty Walsh
1st Nett: Bridie Lee and Mike Burke
2ndNett: Joan Kelly and Ann Ryan
The bridge results 2nd October were:
1st Nett: Marie Delaney and Annie O’Brien (winners of free sub)
2nd Nett: Carol Kenny and Gemma Burke
1st Gross: Suzanne Opray and Noreen Evans
2nd Gross: Kay St. John and Rita Kane
Anyone looking for a partner please contact Annie O’Brien. Tel: 052 31862.

Fethard Players are back on stage for this year’s production, a West-End, Broadway smash hit ‘Black Comedy’, a farce by Peter Shaffer. 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 and booking has now opened at O’Flynns Menswear, Burke Street, Fethard. Tel: 052 31254.

The annual church gate collection in aid of the Fethard & Killusty Emigrants Newsletter will take place on this coming October Bank Holiday Weekend, 26th and 27th October. We ask for your support to help fund the printing and postage of over 1000 Newsletters delivered free of charge to our emigrants throughout the world. The postage cost alone of each Newsletter delivered outside Europe is €4. If you would like your donation acknowledged in this years Newsletter (we will acknowledge donations of €10 or more), please put your donation in an envelope with your name and address included and hand it in at the Church Gate Collection or deliver to Carmel Rice, Brookhill, Fethard.

Anyone interested in travelling on the 2003 pilgrimage to Lourdes and would like to pay their fare by weekly instalments can do so. Kathleen Barry, Tullamaine, has organised a 28-week saving scheme where you pay per week save your fare in time for the trip. If you would like to join the scheme or get further details contact Kathleen at Tel: 052 31630.

Ireland's Original Culchie Festival will take place in Fethard this weekend and the buzz in town is beginning to start as the locals prepare for the annual invasion of Culchies and their supporters. To see a selection of this years contestants and the weekend’s programme of events, visit www.culchiefestival.com

In the senior football championship last weekend we had a most energy sapping county quarterfinal played over 60 minutes under ideal conditions in Cashel on Saturday 19th where we played a Houdini act to secure a replay the following day. The scoreline was Fethard 1-7 (0-3) to Galtee Rovers 0-10 (0-4). The team was: P. Fitzgerald, Michael Ahearne, D. Byrne, J. O’Meara, W. Morrissey, C. Maher, S. O’Donnell, G. Burke, K. Byrne, B. Coen 0-1, W. O’Meara, J.P. Looby, C. Maher 0-3 (2f), Miceál Spillane 0-1, C Allen 1-1. Subs were: Michael Dillon 0-1 and T. Anglim.
At the replay, played on Sunday 20th in Cashel under atrocious conditions, Fethard emerged winners on a scoreline Fethard 0-7 (0-3), to Galtee Rovers 0-6 (0-5). The team was: P Fitzgerald, Michael Ahearne, D. Byrne, W. Morrissey, W. O’Meara, G. Burke 0-1, Cian Maher, S. O’Donnell, J.P. Looby 0-1, Ken Byrne, B. Coen 0-1, Carl Maher 0-2f, Miceál Spillane 0-1, Colin Allen 0-2. Sub used was Michael Dillon. We have now qualified for the county semifinal where our opponents are Aherlow, the team we last met in the county league and championship finals in 2001.
The intermediate hurling south final against Cahir should take place this coming Sunday 27th October. Check sports fixtures on Nationalist.
The lotto jackpot of €5,900 was not won We had 6 ‘match threes’ who received €25 each: O’Shea Family (Woodvale Walk), T. Quinn, Stoke (Rossmore, Cashel), Eamon Drea (Strylea), Ann Hahessy (34 Woodvale Walk), Abymill Theatre, c/o Austy O'Flynn (Burke St), Conor Spillane, c/o Gleesons Quarry (Thurles). The €50 lucky dip winner was John Butler (Garrinch).

Fr Thaddeus Doyle will facilitate a day of prayer and recollection at the Augustinian Abbey from 2.30pm to 5pm on Sunday next 27th October. All are welcome and invited to attend.


Eugene Cosgrove (email: ecosg@indigo.ie)
I do hope you will be able to help me. I have lived all of my life here in Mallow in Co. Cork. I was educated by the Patrician Brothers here in the town. I attended National school from 1957-1966 and from there I went to the Patrician Academy 1966-1970. The Brothers finally left Mallow about five years ago. For many years I have been in letter contact with a Brother Michael Malone who retired many years ago to Tullow in Co. Carlow. Brother Michael was a lovely decent and kind human being. F or the last few years my letters to him in Co. Carlow have not been answered. I was wondering if he may have died or the Brothers may have moved elsewhere. I would be so grateful if you could help me with this query.

Steven Querns (email: stevequerns@aol.com)
I am writing on behalf of my Grandmother, Mary Bridget Watts (We have contacted you before). Recently she heard from Nell Shine in Fethard that somebody from America had visited and was looking for friends and relatives of the Quirks, who came from the Green. My grandmother's mother was Ellen Quirk and her grandfather, Patrick Quirk. He was born around 1855. He also had a brother, Bob Quirk. If you have any contacts, perhaps you could contact me on the above email address. Many thanks!
Ian Smith (email: iansmith478@hotmail.com)
I am trying to identify my Great, Great Grandfather's British Army Regiment (possibly a Highland Regiment), could you possibly tell me which Regiment were at Fethard in 1872? or, how many Barracks were in Dublin in 1872? Help much appreciated.

Patti Cameron (email: pattimcameron@hotmail.com)
I look at your web page quite often as I live in Moncton, New Bruwswick, Canada and have a son working at St. Bernards Group Home. It is wonderful to keep up on what is going on even if I do not know anyone. We also recently had visitors from Tipperary County who also work at St. Bernards. It was wonderful to welcome Samantha and Sister Betty (along with Sister Betty's mother and brother, Pat to our home for a short visit while they were in Moncton.

Katie O'Connell (email: katiemark@btopenworld.com)
Hello, my grandad came from Fethard he was born at Crampscastle his name was James O'Connell. Would love to here from any relatives or information.

Lynn Carey Grice (email: megrice@attglobal.net)
I've recently received a marriage record that is quite possibly that of my g-greatgrandparents, Patrick Carey and Elizabeth (Bess) Murphy. They were married in Fethard in 1829. They had two sons, Patrick and Michael, born in Ireland before they emigrated to Canada c.1832-34. I didn't come up with any baptismal records (Catholic) for these sons and I'm wondering if perhaps the database I checked isn't 100% complete. Any comments or suggestions would be most welcome. Does anyone have any knowledge of a Murphy family in Fethard in 1829? I believe the parents of Elizabeth were Edward and Alice Murphy. Tracking down any information about these ancestors sure has been a challenge but a pleasure nonetheless! Thanks for your time and best wishes to all!


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