Thursday 22nd July 2010
Fr. Joe Walsh O.S.A. Celebrates Golden Jubilee
Born in the Glen of Aherlow on September 29th, 1932, the young Joe Walsh attended Stonepark National School. The Walsh family moved to Kilconnell, Fethard, in February 1942 where he continued his schooling at Mockershill N.S. followed by a few years in the Patrician Brothers School in Fethard. Joe finished his secondary education at the Augustinian College, Dungarvan. Before joining the Augustinian Order and entering the Novitiate Joe was engaged in the Bar, Wine, Grocery and Hardware Trade in Mullingar and Dublin.
Having completed his Novitiate Joe did his early studies in Dublin and then went to Rome, to complete his Theological Studies, where he was ordained to the Priesthood on the 10th July 1960, by Cardinal Traglia at the Sacred Heart Church, Piazza Navona. On his return to Ireland in June 1961 he did three months of pastoral work in the Archdiocese of Dublin and since November 1961 he has spent all his time in Australia in Pastoral Ministry, except for three and a half years (1977 – 1981) when he returned to St. Augustine’s Priory, Callan, to be near his mother in her final illness.
Fr. Joe was able to enjoy the special occasion of his Golden Jubilee in the company of family members, his sister, Peggy O’Dea, and brothers, Michael, Christy, John and Jimmy, his nieces and nephews and grand-nieces and nephews. Indeed the occasion was made all the more special by Fr. Joe being joined on the altar, in both the Abbey and Moyglass, by his nephew, also Fr. Joe, son of John and Nancy Walsh, who is curate in the parish of Glengoole Gortnahoe. In Moyglass on Sunday 18th the Altar Servers were Maria and Brendan Walsh, the next generation of Walsh’s to reside in Kilconnell.
Junior Stock Champion (Photograph – Graham Meagher)
Fethard and Killusty Community Games
Zoe will compete in the Girls Swimming Championships. THis will take place on Saturday August 14th and William will compete in the Boys Swimming on Sunday August 15th. The Swimming competitions are in the Regional Sports Centre and will commence at 8.15am on both days.
Draw for the Volleyball teams is Munster v Connaught in all events. The boys are due to play the semi-final on Saturday 14th at 10am. The girls play at 2.30pm. The same schedule will operate again on Sunday for the play-off and finals. All Volleyball games will take place in Bower College but presentation of medals was held back in Athlone Institute of Technology last year. The Boys’ presentations were at 2.15pm and the girls were at 5.25 on the Sunday. We do not know yet if the same procedure will be followed this year, this will be confirmed later.
Following a meeting of parents of competitors, which took place in the Tirry Community Centre last week, it was decided that all our participants would travel by bus to Athlone on both Saturday and Sunday. The fee for non-resident children is €25.00 and this will be paid by the Area committee. However, there will be a fee incurred for the bus fare.
The Annual Community Games Church Gate Collection will be taken up at all masses on the weekend of 7th and 8th of August. Volunteers to help with this collection would be very much appreciated. Please contact community games office at 052 6131906.
Fethard Macra na Feirme
On the evening of the 6th of August the 'County Executive' will hold a meeting in Grangemockler. On Saturday the 14th of August there will be a County Awards night in 'Feehan's' pub in Cashel. Awards will be handed out to deserving clubs who have excelled themselves at National level during the past Macra year. All clubs are invited to attend. On the 20th of August Clonoulty/Rossmore will host the County Rounds of the Impromptu Public Speaking and Debating competitions in the Parish Hall. Fethard plan to field a team on the night. Sun 21st August is the annual BBQ held by Rathkeevin Macra as part of the 'Know Your Neighbour' weekend, this will be held at the 'Halfway House', Lisronagh. The annual Walled Town Day in Fethard is Sunday the 22nd of August and Fethard Macra will, as usual, be in attendance with various family activities and games on site.
CÚLCAMP: This Friday will be your last chance to book a place at Fethard's VHI/GAA CúlCamp. We will be in the GAA Field from 7 to 8pm on Friday 23rd July. Also those who have already booked and paid can collect their CúlCamp kits on Friday night as well. Those who have booked and not yet paid can put a deposit down on Friday and also be assured your Kits are secure.
This weekend saw our U14/U15 and U16 County players play win their matches. U15 and U16s won the Munster Title. Our U14 won their games, but did not go through as qualifying was awarded on points. Our lads were also out at County level during last week as well. To all our lads, well done, we are all proud of your representation of our Club at County Level, Kyle Walsh, Tommy Anglim, Brian Healy, David Hayes and Dylan Fitzgerald.
Bring & Buy Sale
The Tirry Centre will be open on Saturday between 2 and 4 pm and on Sunday between 10 and 12 for anyone wishing to donate items to be sold in aid of this worthy cause. Unwanted Gifts, Bric-a-Brac, Books, Ornaments, Toys, Home Baking are needed. However no Clothing will be accepted.
Please Bring, Buy or Bake for Irish Autism Action.
Coolmoyne & Moyglass Vintage Club Field Day
Fethard Tidy Towns
Church Gate Collection
Sincere sympathy is extended to the O'Donnell family and to Aideen's relatives and friends. Requiem Mass took place at St. John The Baptist Church, Cashel, followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto