Saturday 13th March 2004
NOVENA STARTING MONDAY
Monday 22nd: Mgr. M. Olden, Tramore ‘Religion & The People’.
Tuesday 23rd: Rev. C. Hayes, Cashel ‘Mary Our Mother’.
Wednesday 24th: Rev. J. Delaney, Newport ‘Hope’.
Thursday 25th: Rev. J. Egan, Lattin & Cullen ‘Christian Marriage & Family Values’.
Friday 26th: Rev. Seamus Ryan, Walkinstown, Dublin.
Saturday 27th: Rev. Joe Walsh, Thurles ‘Young People & Christian Principles’.
Sunday 28th: Rev. Joe Egan, Boherlahan ‘Death and its Christian Meaning’.
Monday 29th: Rev. T. J. Breen, Holycross ‘Forgiveness & Penitential Service’.
Tuesday 30th: Rev. G. Horan, The Abbey. Fethard.
JACKPOT BACK OVER €5,000
If you are interested in selling tickets in your workplace or home, please contact the Community Office 052 31000. All sales big or small are really appreciated and, don’t forget, if you sell the winning Jackpot ticket, you could win the Jackpot sellers prize (currently €390), or €10 for each ‘Match Three’ ticket you sell.
The numbers drawn on Tuesday 9th March were: 4, 8, 13 and 16. There was no Jackpot winner, and three "Match 3" winners who received €50 each:
Frank Mullins, 69 St. Patricks Place, Fethard.
Michael Flanagan, Tullamaine, Fethard.
Frank Fogarty, 75 Woodvale Walk, Fethard.
Lucky dip winners of €50 each were:
Bill Magnier, Coolmore, Fethard.
Eddie O'Brien, Burke Street, Fethard.
Dick Burke, Main Street, Fethard.
Next weeks Jackpot €5,400. Jackpot sellers prize €390.
ST. RITA'S CAMOGIE CLUB
FETHARD BRIDGE CLUB
Year competition and the results were:
1st Gross: Betty Walsh and Brigid Gorey
2nd Gross: Teresa Cummins and Alice Quinn
1st Nett: Annie O’Brien and Marie Delaney
2nd Nett: Nell Broderick and Breda O’Grady.
Anyone looking for a partner can contact Annie O’Brien. Tel: 052 31862.
PARENTS ASSOCIATION TABLE QUIZ
Judging of the local art & model making event is currently taking place, first two in each age group will qualify for the County Finals, which will be held in Fethard Ballroom on Saturday, April 3rd.
FETHARD JUVENILE GAA CLUB
U/8s and U/10s Saturday at 3pm;
U/12s Tuesday at 6pm and Saturday at 3pm;
U/14s Wednesday at 6.30pm and Friday at 6.15pm;
U/16s Monday at 7pm.
These times are for football training only, hurling training will start at a later date, members will be notified. Membership fees are now due at €10 per child, membership forms have been given out and please return as soon as possible with membership fees. If you have any queries please contact club secretary, Caroline Sheehan Tel: 086 1713502.
We look forward to a successful and productive year and a welcome back to all our old members and a special welcome to any new members that may wish to join.
CYCLE TRIP TO LOURDES
This year, Sr Betty will be joined by locals John Lonergan, Stephanie Keating, Bridget Fitzpatrick and Bobby Power from Carrick-On-Suir and these will join a larger group of 80 cyclists who will travel together, leaving Shannon for Dinard in the North of France on Saturday 3rd April and cycle from there to Lourdes arriving, with a bit of luck along the way, on Good Friday.
Sr Betty and her companions are actively fundraising at present and would be grateful for any financial support small or large. The IHCPT is a registered charity and therefore any company making a donation is entitled to tax relief.
PROGRESSIVE 25 RESULTS
Winners on 13 games: Hannie Leahy and Michael Holohan. Runners up on 12 games: Greta O’Donovan and Philly Kenny. Table prize: Paddy McCormack and Tom McCormack. Tickets: M. Murphy and J. St John, Michael Brown and Margaret Phelan. Rubber finals: Hannie Leahy, Michael Holohan, Sean O’Callaghan and Michael O’Brien.
The next game takes place on Friday 19th march at 8.30pm sharp in Fethard Ballroom.
THE WELL GOLF SOCIETY
FETHARD GAA CLUB
The Senior Football County League continues also on Sunday 14th March when we play Commercials in Fethard at 4.30pm.
The family produced, in addition to the explorer, several high-ranking officers in the British army and navy. Ms Diana Holderness may be interested in the following information requested in her most interesting email enquiry of last week.
Her grandfather, General Henry Kellett, killed in a hunting fall at Rathronan in 1930, was the last member of the Kellett family to reside in Clonacody. His second wife Jessica, lived on there until the late thirties when Clonacody was sold and purchased by Mr Conor Carrigan. Jessica lived in retirement in Saucestown up to her death in 1952.
Each Armistice Day, veterans of World War 1 used to parade to the grave of General Kellett in Holy Trinity Church graveyard where a wreath was laid and the Last Post was sounded. Jessica Kellett is also interred in the family plot, as is the General’s first wife, Ms Holderness’s mother.
There were no children from the second marriage and as far as we know, there are no direct descendants or relatives of the Fethard family living in the immediate Fethard area.
FETHARD DAY CARE CENTRE
IN MEMORY OF JOCK
He had reached the ripe old age of 35, which is very old for a pony. He was in great form up to quite recently but reached the end of his trail at his owner’s farm at Carrigan’s of Clonacody last week. Many of the riders to whom Jock taught so much are now very prominent in Tipperary equestrian circles.
FETHARD GAA CLUB
In senior football on Sunday last we had a very easy victory over Commercials in the county league on a scoreline, Fethard 1-13 (1-7), Commercials 0-4 (0-1). This win maintains our 100% record and keeps us on top the table. With a swirling wind and dry conditions, we played fast free flowing football on the day and, in so doing, got some great scores. The team was: Tommy Gahan, Michael Aherne, Nicky Murphy, Willie Morrissey, Tomas Keane, Michael Quinlan, Alan Phelan 0-1, Kenneth Byrne, Miceál Spillane, Conor McCarthy 0-2f, Stephen O’Donnell, Brian Coen 0-3, Karl Maher, Kenneth O’Donnell 0-2, Brendan Brett 1-3 (2f). Subs used were: Cian Maher 0-1, Ian Kenrick, Eoin Doyle, Brian Burke and John Noonan. We now play Galtee Rovers in the final match in this section on Sunday 28th March, in Fethard.
The 1971 Tipperary Senior Football Division 2 League winners were honoured on Saturday 13th March, in Thurles. We congratulate our two representatives on the panel, Denis Burke and Davy Fitzgerald.
The Sports Lotto Jackpot of €3,400 was not won and we had no ‘match threes’. The draw took place in Grant’s Bar and the numbers drawn were l2, 17, 21 and 23. The €50 Lucky dip winner was Brian Coen, Killusty and the following received €30 each: Mark Leahy (c/o Grants Main St), Con Doyle (66 Woodvale Walk), Austy Godfrey (Derryluskin), Mary McCormack (Kerry St), and Martin Cuddihy (Crampscastle).
Our sympathies are at this time with Shanahan (family) Toomevara, (Donie, county chairman’s father), Cusack (family) Ballylooby (Tom, treasurer South Board’s brother Jim), J. J. O’Donoghue (Tipperary) Seamus son, who all passed away recently, Go Ndeanai Trocaire Orthu.
MONSIGNOR CHRISTOPHER LEE
After ordination Monsignor Lee was Chaplain to St. Vincent’s Hospital, Tipperary and then served as curate in Knockainey, County Limerick. After five years as curate in Fethard - 1942 to 1947 - Monsignor Lee went as curate to Thurles to serve Archbishop Kinane. He became administrator at the Cathedral before returning to Fethard and Killusty in 1960.
Monsignor Lee was made a Canon and remained in Fethard until 1974 when Archbishop Thomas Morris appointed him Dean and Parish Priest of Cashel and Rosegreen. Here he remained until he retired after a further 14 years of dedicated service.
At his diamond jubilee celebrations, Christopher Lee was described as a pastor, scholar and writer. He had a profound interest in education and it was no wonder, as both his parents were teachers in the Glen of Aherlow. Greatly influenced by his father’s interest in all aspects of Gaelic culture, Monsignor Lee was synonymous with the GAA and in particular the clubs in the parishes in which he served.
Monsignor Lee was the possessor of a national senior schools rugby medal, which he won with Blackrock College in 1927 while at secondary school. He once remarked that, "All games were good, any game is better than no game, but the best of games for Irish boys and Irish girls are the Irish games."