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Thursday 13th October 2011

Love Where You Live! 
Congratulations to Holy Trinity National School pupils who scooped first prize of €500 in the schools category of the national ‘Love Where You Live’ Photography Competition 2011, run by an Taisce and sponsored by Alupro Ireland.

A collage of photographs, taken by the school children, was entered by teacher, Maureen Maher, in the competition and the pupils and teachers were delighted when notified of their success last week.
The ‘Love where you Live’ Photography Competition was organised to capture moments and scenes that display that you love where you live. The judges were looking for unique and interesting approaches to the theme of ‘Love where you Live’.

An exhibition of the entries and the presentation of prizes will take place on this Monday, October 10, in The Greenhouse, St. Andrews Street, Dublin. The exhibition will be hosted at The Greenhouse until the end of the month after which it is planned to take the exhibition to various locations around Ireland.

School principal, Mrs Patricia Treacy and recently retired vice-principal, Maureen Maher, will travel to Dublin along with two pupils selected by draw, to represent the school at the prizegiving ceremony on Monday, October 10.

Loudest Whisper return to Fethard
Loudest Whisper will make a welcome return visit to Fethard, on Friday 14th October, when they play their unique blend of Folk/Rock music at Butlers Bar, Main Street. The band is considered 'legendary' in many quarters and should not to be missed.

ICA Notes
On Thursday, October 27, South Tipperary Federation are holding a ‘Back to Basics’ cooking demonstration with celebrity chef, Edward Hayden, in Clonmel Park Hotel. Members and non-members are very welcome to come along. A great night is assured. The evening starts at 8pm and tickets are €20 each.

Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The numbers drawn on October 5, were: 3, 4, 16 and 27. We had no Jackpot winner and no ‘Match Three’ winner so the following drawn tickets received €50 each: Marie & Peter, c/o McManus Shop; Johanna Bradshaw, Drumdeel, Fethard; and D. Hartnett, c/o Tom Purcell.

The three following ‘Lucky Dip’ winners also won €50 each: Pat Culligan, The Valley, Fethard; Mary Holohan, Killusty, Fethard; and Mary O'Dwyer, Knockelly Road, Fethard.

Remember you can purchase your lotto ticket online at www.fethard.com. Buy seven weekly tickets and get one free! Check on the website for lots of special offers. Next week’s Jackpot commences at €5,600 and the Jackpot sellers prize is €560. All proceeds go towards community work in Fethard.

Fethard Juvenile GAA Club AGM
The AGM of Fethard Juvenile GAA Club will be held on Friday, October 28, at 8pm in the Tirry Centre, Fethard. The last day for nominations to the executive committee was Friday, October 7, 2011.

Annual Newsletter Collection
The annual collection for the Fethard & Killusty Emigrants Newsletter will take place at Halloween weekend, October 28 and 29 October. We ask for your support for this annual production, which is now in operation for over 50 years and posted free of charge to our emigrants and families living away from home. This year, with emigration again rising steadily, we depend on your continued support to provide this much appreciated service to our parish emigrants.

Donations can be handed in to Carmel Rice, Brookhill, Fethard, or Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road, Fethard, or alternatively put in an envelope with your name and address and handed in at our Church Gate Collection on the weekend before Halloween. All donations of €10 and over will be acknowledged in this year’s issue of the Newsletters.

All outstanding articles, photographs and items for inclusion in this year’s newsletter should be submitted before the end of October.

Hourihan from Kiltinan?
I am trying to find out some information on my father’s family. My father was born on October 21, 1913, in the district of Kiltinan. My grandfather was a gardener and was working in the area. Is it possible he was working at the castle? They were both named Denis Hourihan(e).

I know they were not very long in the area. They were originally from Cork and I have traced my grandfather on the 1911 census and know they moved to Cork city when my dad was still very young. I don’t know where he was baptised.

We visited the area recently just for a look around and were told that Lisronagh church is a possibility. Is there any way I can check records? I know it’s a long shot but I would be delighted to get any information.
My email is: marymurtagh@campus.ie
Thank you in anticipation, Mary Murtagh (nee Hourihan).

Patrician Presentation Jottings 
Congratulations to TY pupils Michelle Walsh and Karen Hayes who will honoured by Waterford Institute of Technology on Wednesday, October 12, following their outstanding results in the Junior Cert Business Studies Exam this year. This annual Awards night, organised by the Business Studies Teachers’ Association and W.I.T., recognises excellence in Business Studies. Michelle is daughter of Barry and Mary Walsh, Killusty, Fethard, and Karen is daughter of Michael and Bridget Hayes Coolmore, Fethard. Congratulations also to their Business Studies teacher, Mrs Anne O’Donnell.

Summer Sporting Success
Well done to Patrician/Presentation students who were successful while representing their parish and county over the Summer Period. Congratulations in particular to Dean Dorney 2nd Year, Eoghan Hurley 3rd Year, Niall Doocey 3rd Year, Adam Fitzgerald 3rd Year, Brian Healy and Dion Butler 5th Year, on winning the South and County U16 B Finals. Brian Healy and Dion Butler were also members of the Tipperary U16 football team that contested the Munster final, unfortunately losing to Cork on the day. Adam Fitzgerald played with the County U14 team, winning the Munster A Football Championship.

Road Safety Awareness Talk
Transition Year Pupils and some Fifth Year Pupils attended a Road Safety Talk on Monday of last week. The talk was delivered by MOG car safety expert Mr Michael Gleeson from Newport, Co. Tipperary.

First Aid Course
The Transition Year pupils began their First Aid Course on Friday, September 30. The course is delivered by Mr Pat O’Callaghan from Civil Defence, Clonmel and is usually followed by a Defibrillator Course later in the school year.

Fethard Rugby Club
A wonderful morning of Rugby was had in Fethard on Sunday morning with Kilfeacle being the visiting team. The weather was on our side and what a treat to see two clubs field so many youngsters at mini-rugby. Special thanks to all the parents who helped and supplied fabulous food and refreshments during the morning’s games.

The Fethard U7s had their first game of the season and acquitted themselves very well. With eleven of the twelve players having their first ever game of rugby, a large gathering of parents supported David Lalor, Robin O'Shea, Pairic Heffernan, Mark Neville, Louis Ryan, Padraig O'Dwyer, Clodagh Foley, Padraig Duggan, Oisín Ryan, Michael James Phelan, Luke Dolan and Andrew Wall. We witnessed all the basic skills being used during the game with some great offloads and plenty of tries scored by both teams.

Our U8s have improved on last year with newcomer David McCormack ably assisting Conor Neville, James McCormack, T J Murphy, Ben Ruttle, Charlie Cummins and James Ryan. The team showed great tackling along with some good rucking resulting in some fine tries.

The U9s team consisting of Matthew Burke, Richard Robinson, Michael Scully, Conor Walsh, Craig O'Shea, Sean O'Dwyer, Eoin O'Dwyer, Max Watchman, Shane Neville, Cathal Ryan, Daniel Bourke, Oisín Smullen, Josh Rowan, Cathal Foley, Toby Collier and Robert Wall, proved a strong force in the first half with plenty of possession throughout and great offloading. Kilfeacle went into an early lead but Fethard regrouped to level the game The match ended in a draw.

Our U10s had a tough game against Kilfeacle. Great tackling from all players especially Jack Hassett, along with the passing skills of Mark McCormack, Matthew Gleeson, Owen, Lucy Murphy, Angus MacDonald and Kyle were impressive. Fine recycling of the ball from Courtney Walsh, Ian Harrington, Eva Fitzgerald, Darragh O'Connell and Ethan Cohen showed a fine grasp of the game.

The Fethard U11s game was a very exciting game to watch with great phases of play put together from both sides. This team, while young, played exceptionally well against a strong side from Kilfeacle. It was good to see such a turn out of both players and supporters, Looking forward to seeing you all at training on Friday evening at 6.45pm.
Fethard U12s played some exciting rugby and the level of support play from the side was extremely good with great passing and running and some great speed. This could be a team to watch for the season ahead!

Fethard U13s played a fine team from Waterford City and had a lot of improvement to do on last week’s match. From the very start they were determined to do just that with the first points going on the board from a good try scored by Ross McCormack which Josef O'Connor converted. Waterford City came back strong but with robust tackling from David Healy, Andrew O'Connell, Jessie McCormack and Aaron Smullen they kept them out, tagged on another try from Jack Dolan and kept Waterford City scoreless in the first half.

In the second half Fethard really grew into this game putting some good phases of play together with Frankie Meagher breaking the Waterford city gain line on several occasions which led to Jack Dolan scoring another fine try, converted by Josef O Connor again. With Fethard now in the front they took the foot off the pedal and let Waterford City in for a try. This try was quickly cancelled out by a well-worked try from the forwards which was scored by Richie Holohan. The game ended, Fethard 19, Waterford City 5. This is a good result, looking forward to seeing everyone at training on Friday evening at 6.45pm.

Our U17s played a well-schooled Clanwilliam team in their first league match which was played at home. We had a team of seventeen players and still awaiting the return of four injured players. After a poor start Fethard started to turn the tide in their favour in the second half. Cian O'Connell had an outstanding game in cleaning up dirty ball ably assisted by Ger Gorey.

Our five Ballingarry boys put in a great game for their first match, with Shane scoring a penalty and three conversions, welcome back lads. Keith Bergin controlled things at the base of the scrum with Willie Morgan and Tadgh Fogarty making good runs.

One of our newest players had a man of the match performance, Adam O'Connell, a great addition to the team scoring three tries on his debut. Well done Adam.

Going on this performance we have a strong team for the coming season. Well done boys, keep up the hard work and see ye at training on Tuesday and Friday nights.




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