Saturday 18th June 2005
Fethard meeting discuss Youth Facilities
Information from communities across South Tipperary indicated that each town was experienced similar problems and that definite action was required to redirect the situation. The interest and enthusiasm at the meeting was palpable and each person agreed that by combining resources the issues could be addressed in a specific and coordinated manner. However, they concurred that it is imperative that adequate support from statutory bodies and agencies is essential for the efforts of local activists to be successful.
The attendants at this meeting were committed to the following ideals: the provision of a dedicated area / building in every community for youth activities and the establishment of specific projects to target early school leavers and those at risk of becoming involved in anti-social behaviour.
It is worth noting that of the twenty-two attendants the following organisations were represented: Mid-Tipperary Drugs Initiative; Tipperary Regional Youth Services; South Tipp. VEC; Millennium Family Resource Centre; Presentation Patrician Secondary School, Fethard; Clonmel Community Partnership; Garda Siochana; South Tipp Co. Co (Tenant Liaison Office); Fethard Community Council; Tipperary Institute; Health Services Executive; Foróige; Fethard Tidy Towns and South Tipperary Community & Voluntary Forum. Public Representatives, Councillors for the Fethard Electoral Area, Susan Meagher, Denis Landy, John Fahey and Michael O’Brien were in attendance also.
It was decided that a follow-up meeting would be scheduled for Thursday 22nd September 2005 to further develop the links established at this gathering and to help sustain the various activities being undertaken.
The members of Fethard & Killusty Community Council who were in attendance realise the significance of their efforts to establish a Youth Facility in Fethard and recognise the importance of acquiring funding to engage the services of a Youth Officer. An application has been submitted to the Department of Education and Science for this funding and a decision is awaited.
Fethard GAA Club
Abymill Theatre AGM
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
Noreen Sheehy, Garrinch, Fethard.
Gemma Burke, Red City, Fethard.
Tracey & Kelly Coady, The Valley, Fethard.
Michael Phelan, c/o Coolmore Stud, Fethard.
The three €50 Lucky Dip winners were:
Luke Dolan, Kilnockin, Fethard.
The Fogarty Family, 3 Congress Terrace, Fethard.
Julie Wall, Barrettstown, Fethard.
Next weeks Jackpot remains at €10,000 and the Jackpot sellers prize is €1,000.
Presentation Sisters raise over €2,000
Sincere thanks from Sisters Betty, Winnie and Julianna from the Presentation Convent, Fethard, to all those who supported and sponsored them in the Flora Women’s Marathon, which took place in Dublin on Monday 6th June. The response was magnificent and over €2,000 was collected. A word of appreciation also to those who filled and collected the sponsor cards. The money raised will go to support the work of the Presentation Sisters in Zimbabwe. Conditions there right now are extremely difficult and oppressive so the financial support is a great boast
Manfred Naundorf remembered
This year’s winners of the event were Karl Norris, Shane Harris and Anthony Sweeney of the Tipperary Juniors Team. Giuliana Naundorf made the presentation of the ‘Manfred Naundorf Perpetual Trophy’ to the winners, and in return, received a presentation from Noel Davern, Davern’s Equestrian Centre, as a token of thanks.
The next tournament at Davern’s Equestrian Centre will take place on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th June. This tournament will have some classic games of Juniors and Under-18s representing Ireland and England this year. All spectators are welcome and admission is free. For further information on the game visit the club’s website www.tipperary-polocrosse.com
Augustinian Abbey Concelebrated Mass
Sayers Family Information follow-up
Ms Carrie Sayers of Main Street married a Mr Thompson, Green Farm, Fethard, and Carrie Thompson-Sayers would have been the last of the Sayers family of Main Street.
Another branch of the Sayers family resided on the opposite side of Main Street and these were a very well-known family in Tipperary, and indeed even further afield legal circles. Probably the best-known lawyer amongst them was Hugh Tom Sayers. They intermarried with the Hazletts who were another well-known family of the era and resided in Shaftsbury House, which is now the Post Office.
The Sayers family owned property on Main Street from the Post Office to where Mrs Ahearne now resides. This branch of the Sayers family on leaving Fethard, relocated to Carlow. They have a burial vault in Holy Trinity Church of Ireland, Fethard, at the rear of O’Sullivan’s. The last interment of a member of the Carlow Sayers family took place there some 20 years ago. There are no descendants of the Main Street branch of the Sayers family now residing in Fethard.
By and extraordinary coincidence, Judy Sayers, daughter of the late Harry and Margaret Sayers, St. Patrick’s Place, now residing in England, gave a long term of employment with the Delmege family at Green Farm, formerly the residence of Carrie Thompson-Sayers.
We home the above information is of some advantage to Judith Sayers. (EAN)
Juvenile GAA Club
Training continues on Saturday next from 3pm to 4pm. The under-12s will have started their championship and have played two games, against Killenaule and Clonmel Óg, by the time this report is printed. We will have a report on these games next week. We will have to play eight games with the top four to qualify for the semifinals. The fixtures for these games will be printed next week.
Now that the Leaving and Junior Cert exams are over this week it is expected that there will be a lot of under-14 and under-16 games coming our way.
Congratulations to Christopher Sheehan on making the county under-16 football panel who are currently training for the Munster championship. Well done to the Tipperary football team on there great performance last week when really, the best team lost. Well done in particular to Fethard’s Paul, Cian, Glen and Damien, who all played great.
Forms for our Summer Camp have been distributed to the local schools and anyone interested in taking part should return the forms as soon as possible, or contact Caroline on Tel: 086 1713502. Those interested in buying our Club Jersey should also contact Caroline at the above telephone number.
Rev Henry Woodworth
Ladies Football Club
The Well Golf Society
Looking for Dave Roche
I am looking for a Dave Roche who had been married to Honora Dorsey. They had four children, John, William, Margaret and Mary. Honora immigrated to Canada with her four children when she was about 40 years old. We think that maybe Dave had already died. Her sons John and William purchased land in Ontario, Canada in 1841.
John is my great, great, grandfather. I hope to be able to trace where he was born. John was born on 4 March 1819. We have only been told that he was from Tipperary and the names of his parents.
My grandfather immigrated to Michigan, USA and in 1976 I came to live in Australia. I am hoping to write our family story for my children so they understand their roots. I hope to pass on a sense of Ireland as being part of their heritage. I know the Potato Famine was happening around the time my ancestors left Ireland. I look forward to learning about life in Tipperary. I have always liked history and I find it comes alive as I try to imagine what the lives of my ancestors would have been like.
I hope that someone will have time to direct me to my next action in trying to locate Dave and Honora Roche. Was there a particular port that families from Fethard would have sailed to Quebec, Canada from in the 1830'abd 1840'?
Thanks for your time. Sincerely, Ann Harrington (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
The late Joseph Walsh
Meals on Wheels