History was made last Sunday when Fethard’s ‘Gaelic4Mothers’ took to the field in Croke Park to take on Clonakilty in an exhibition game. After marching onto the field behind the Artane Boys Band the game quickly commenced. Following some fine scores from Kay Cummins and Tracey Lawrence victory was ours on a scoreline of 0-2 to 0-0.
Well done to all our supporters who travelled to Dublin on the day and help make it an occasion that these ladies will never forget. Our appreciation goes to Maureen, who had everything organised to perfection on the day, and to the ‘three Toms’, well done on a great achievement with this group of athletic ladies.
To all our Gaelic4Mothers, this was your day and well done to you all. Finally the club would like to thank Tom Hennessy from Spar, Colville and Hunt, Clonmel Glass and Mirrors, Martin Coen and Bob Fitzgeralds for all your generous donations that help keep us on the road. The club can’t thank you enough.
We now look forward to National G4Ms blitz which takes place in Portmarnock on Saturday, October 16. Another great day to look forward to.
Our sponsored walk up Slievenamon takes place this Sunday, October 3, at 1 pm. All are welcome to join us on the day and sponsorship cards should be returned by next Friday, October 1.
Our u-10 girls played their first competitive game in Fethard last Saturday against St. Patricks and, following a very exciting game, finished in a draw on the scoreline, 3-4 to 3-4. Well done girls and keep the future bright.
Joint 60th birthday celebration
Congratulations to Janneke and Bert Van Dommelen who celebrated their joint 60th birthday last weekend with friends in McCarthy’s restaurant, Fethard. The very popular couple moved to Fethard from Holland in 2002 and have since been very active as voluntary workers in both Fethard and Cloneen communities.
Bert has been a journalist for more than 30 years. Bert is also a keen guitarist and plays traditional Irish music with the Slievenamon Hillbillies.
Janneke worked as a professional photographer since 1992 and in March 2004 started her own photo studio in Clonmel, called SpotOn Photos. Janneke is now based in Burke Street, Fethard, where she offers a full photographic service including studio portraits and weddings.
We wish them both a very happy 60th birthday.
Your Parish needs You!
Fethard and Killusty Parish need your service and the recent parish circular suggests some of the many ways one can get involved and help in the ongoing work of the church in our parish.
If you feel interested in any of the following groups: Altar Society (flowers), Baptismal Team, Bible Study, Choir, Church Cleaning Group, Collectors, Eucharistic Adoration, Eucharist Minister, Folk Group, Legion of Mary, Liturgy Group, Meals of Wheels, Newsletter, Nursing Home Visitation Team, Parish Team, Reader, St. Vincent De Paul, or if you need further information, write your name and address, contact details, what you are interested on a note and give same to Fr. Tom Breen P.P. or Fr. Anthony McSweeney C.C. no later than mid October.
Fethard GAA News
Fethard Intermediate Hurlers put up a great display on Sunday last in Boherlahan going down in the county quarter-final by only a goal scored in the final few minutes to North champions, Shannon Rovers, on a score line, Fethard 0-14, Shannon Rover 1-14. The teams were level at 0-8 each at the break so it was nip and tuck all the way until the only goal of the game was scored.
Fethard team: J.P. McGrath, Peter Gough, Mickey Aherne, Aaron Conran, Miceál Spillane, Shane Walsh, Aiden Lonergan, Eoin O’Connell, John Leahy, Tomas Keane, Jamie McCormack, Declan Doyle, Eoin Doyle, Colin Allen, John Paul Looby. Subs were: Kenneth O’Donnell and Alan Bourke.
The Club would like to thank all who helped on last Sunday and during the year as this brings the curtain down on the club’s adult competition for 2010.
Club Draw Results: 1st Niall Madden (Kildare) €1500, ticket seller was Ciaran Treacy €200; 2nd John Walsh (Coolmoyne) €500. The club would like to thank all the sellers who worked so hard and all those who supported our draw.
The numbers drawn in last week’s lotto were 4, 5, 10 and 11. We had one match three winner of €150 to Michael Quinlan (Tullamaine, Fethard). The €50 Lucky Dip went to Martin Bolger (Drumdeel, Fethard).
This week’s Lotto Jackpot €4,200 was not won. The numbers drawn were 12, 27, 28 and 32. We had no match three winner so the following drawn tickets won €30 each: Philly Kenny (The Green, Fethard); Mary Godfrey (Derryluskin, Fethard); Jimmy Connolly (Post Office, Fethard); Margaret Lyons (Grangemockler); and T.J. Sheehan (Killusty, Fethard). The €50 Lucky Dip went to T.J. Sheehan (Killusty, Fethard). We thank AIB, Main Street, Fethard, for providing the tickets.
New boutique opens in Fethard
Congratulations to Geraldine Donohoe on her new venture, Jaruso Boutique, which officially opened at Lower Main Street, Fethard, on Saturday last. The new boutique offers a wide variety of ladies clothes in sizes 8 to 24, something for everyone, and opens from 10 am to 6 pm, Monday to Saturday.
Geraldine is assisted by Lynn Cummins and Margaret Gleeson and were delighted with the initial response and encouragement from customers at the opening. Do drop in and experience the friendly customer service and fab style for yourself.
Again it’s great to see new businesses opening in Fethard and we wish them well. Contact details are Tel: 052 6130833 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The numbers drawn on September 22 were: 4, 23, 30 and 31. We had no Jackpot winner and no ‘Match 3’ winner so the following drawn tickets won €50 each: Anthony Flynn, c/o Burkes Bar, Main St., Fethard; Emma O'Donohoe, Friarsfield, Fethard; and Eileen Purcell, Burke St., Fethard.
The three following ‘Lucky Dip’ winners won €50 each: Mary Woodlock, Rathdrum, Fethard; Brud Roche, Woodvale Walk, Fethard; and Anne Connolly, Main Street, Fethard.
Remember you can purchase your lotto ticket online at fethard.com. Buy seven weekly tickets and get one free! Check on the website for lots of special offers. Next week’s Jackpot continues at €10,000 and the Jackpot sellers prize is €1000.
Circuits are back!
Ladies & Gents group fitness class ‘Circuits’ will resume on Tuesday, October 5, from 8.15pm to 9.15pm at Fethard Ballroom. Those attending must be over 18 years of age and all levels are catered for.
The five-week Tuesday night sessions will cost €35 per participant. Instructor is Bobbi Holohan CEHF. All you need to bring along is a bottle of water and mat or towel. To book your place and for more information contact Bobbi Holohan on 087-2130414.
The death has occurred on Friday, September 24, of Mr Joseph O’Connor, Knockelly, Fethard. Interment took place at Peppardstown Cemetery following Requiem Mass at Fethard Parish Church on Sunday.
Fethard Bridge Club
The results of our game on Wednesday 22nd September are:
1st Gross: Rita Kane and Kay St John;
2nd Gross: Alice Quinn and Bernie Myles;
Runners Up, 3rd Gross: Anna Cooke and Bernie O'Meara.
1st Nett: Betty Walsh and Bridget Gorey;
2nd Nett: Tony Hanrahan and Monica Anglim;
Runners Up, 3rd Nett: Annie O'Brien and Marie Delaney.
On Wednesday next, October 6, we play for the Free Sub Nett. Anyone looking for a partner contact Berney Myles at 6132038.
Killusty Centenary this Sunday
On this coming Sunday, October 3, a once in a lifetime event will take place in Killusty – that’s the day we will celebrate the centenary of our beautiful little national school at the foot of Slievenamon.
The centenary celebrations will begin with Mass and a play performed by the pupils of the school, in Sacred Heart Church Killusty at 12 noon then it’s over to the school for refreshments and a trip down memory lane. We are hoping that as many ex-pupils as possible will return for this special event.
This is a great opportunity to reunite old friends and classmates, to share stories and memories, and who knows, we might even have a bit of music song and dance. If anyone has any school photos or memorabilia please bring them along.
Arthur's spirit alive in Fethard
Known for its elaborate Hallowe'en and St Patrick's Day themes, Lonergan's pub went all-out to celebrate the Guinness feast day on September 23.
The popular bar is just 16 kilometres away from historic Cashel, which can claim strong links to the start of the Guinness brewing business and the famous drinks dynasty.
The Church of Ireland Bishop of Cashel in the 1760s was Arthur Price, an uncle of Arthur Guinness, who left his nephew £100 when he died in 1752. The young businessman invested the money in a brewery in Leixlip, Co Kildare, before going on to found the St James's Gate operation in 1759.
For the last couple of weeks proprietors Roseanne and John Carroll started decorating their establishment with bunting, paintings of pints of stout, balloons and more in readiness for September 23.
To mark the occasion at 5.59 pm last Thursday, customers present were treated to refreshments, food, and music by the popular Limerick band, Wiseguys. This was followed by a traditional music session thoroughly enjoyed by customers dressed according to the Arthur's Day theme – in black and white.
In recent years, Roseanne and John have become renowned for their themed events in Lonergan's – going to great effort and expense to decorate their premises for big occasions - so their reputation made them automatic candidates to dress up for Arthur's Day. “At Hallowe'en, we're known as the pub of the spirits, so we said maybe we'll still have Arthur's spirit in the place,” Roseanne said.