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Monday 19th September 2005

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New Off Licence opened
Butlers Bar opened their new off-licence on Thursday 15th September at 6pm and held a cheese and wine reception for all their customers to mark the event.
Tipperary footballers, Declan Browne and Paul Fitzgerald, performing the official opening of Butler's Sports Bar new off-licence on Main Street, Fethard.

Movement and Music from the wild side!
Internationally acclaimed viola da gamba player Sarah Cunningham, with dancer and choreographer Tara Brandel perform an improvised blend of music, dance, words and sound in the Abymill Theatre on Friday 23rd September at 8pm. Booking now at Austy O’Flynn, Burke Street Tel: 052 31254. Tickets are €10 which includes Cheese and Wine reception sponsored by Kennys Centra Supermarket Fethard.

Tara Brandel is a dancer and choreographer from West Cork who trained in London, has also worked in Amsterdam and Berlin, and now lives in San Francisco. Sarah Cunningham is a chamber musician on the viola da gamba who has toured the world performing and recording music from the baroque and earlier eras.

Tara and Sarah come together in Fethard for a project which is close to both their hearts, collaborating in a totally improvised blend of music, dance, words, and vocal sounds which emerge spontaneously in each moment.

Experience a show which is truly like nothing else that has ever happened before! This cutting edge duo is finding and developing forms which allow creative structures to unfold before your very eyes.

The event is organised by Fethard Historical Society.

Head Shave for Charity

Michael Walsh having his head shaved

At a recent ‘Head Shave’, held in Butlers’ Bar in Fethard, Joe O’Meara. Michael Walsh and Philip ‘Rocky’ Crean raised over €1,100 for Cuan Saor Womens Refuge by agreeing to take part in a sponsored head shave.  Ms Breda Bell, Senior Refuge Worker with Cuan Saor, attended the event as did a lot of the local community.


Joe O’Meara having his head shaved

Cuan Saor is currently being renovated and need to raise €100,000 to re-open.  Their counselling service and helpline are still open at Tel: 1800 576757 but other arrangements have to be made for women and children who need accommodation at other refuges throughout the country.

If anybody would like to help Cuan Saor to raise funds you can contact them at Tel: 052 27557.


Philip 'Rocky' Crean having his head shaved

Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The numbers drawn on Tuesday 13th September were: 16, 27, 28 and 32. There was no Jackpot winner and one ‘Match 3’ winner who received €150:
Kitty O'Donnell, Slievenamon Close, Fethard.

The three €50 Lucky Dip winners were:
Kitty Boles, Jossestown, Fethard
Pat Culligan, c/o AIB, Fethard
Marie Butler, Garrinch, Fethard

Next weeks Jackpot remains at €10,000 and the Jackpot sellers prize is €1,000.

BA Science Festival

A group of 6th year chemistry students and the Transition Year class of Fethard Patrician Presentation Secondary School headed for Dublin last Wednesday to take part in the BA Festival of Science in Trinity College. First on the agenda was a lecture on Nanotechnology, a fascinating talk right on the cutting edge. This was followed by some time in the Hands On Tent after a short detour via the Book of Kells. In the afternoon the group split in two, the sixth years attending a lecture on the heart, 'The Heart of the Matter', while the TY's were treated to a drama inside the BioBubble (a blown-up version of a human cell). This was then followed by a series of demonstrations in the Chemistry lab that would have been worthy of Brainiac! After a long interesting and fun day, we still managed to be home in time for the big match (the only disappointment of the day).




Juvenile GAA Club
Hurling training for under 6s, 8s and10s will take place next Saturday from 3pm to 4pm so all children are asked to bring their hurley and helmet to training.  New faces are always welcome.

It is hoped that the Under-12 County Final will be played this weekend so please check with any club member if you are unsure.  There are still some DVDs of the drawn game on sale contact Tommy. We urge all supporters to travel to the County Final and it also would be great to see the town shops and houses display the blue and white of Fethard to show their support for this great bunch of juveniles. Best of luck to all involved let’s hope we bring home the cup.

The under 14s bowed out of the championship last week against a very strong Killenaule team but deserve great credit as they battled right to the very end. Well done to all players subs and mentors for the amount of enjoyment that we received throughout the year.  We now wish Killenaule the best of luck in the final and think it only fitting that the team that put us out of the championship should go all the way and take the cup that we held for the last year.

Our under-16s played Ballybacon last week and won quite well to put us in the semifinal due to be played this weekend. The team are playing some brilliant hurling but now the real hurling starts when a loss now puts us out of the championship. So best of luck to all and let’s hope we reach another final.

Other News — the club will run a Race Night in McCarthys on the 27th October and would greatly appreciate all to support us. It was great to see our club jersey sell out so quickly but don’t worry there will be more items on the way including togs and windbreakers.

Slievenamon Musical Society
The Slievenamon Musical Society express deep gratitude to the children who turned up for auditions, and to their parents who brought them. Musical director Michael Scanlon was very impressed with the abundance of talent that was presented to him, but unfortunately, only two boys and two girls were required; we hope there will not be too many children disappointed.

The annual ‘Duck Race’ was held on Sunday 4th September. Winner of €100 prize was  Chrissie Gahan (Mullinahone); Second was Jim Comerford (Mullinahone), third Chris Keane (London) and fourth Liam Hayes (Kilsheelan).  Many thanks to all who supported us.

Next rehearsal for our forthcoming show South Pacific on Tuesday 20th (ladies) and Thursday 22nd (men). New member are still welcome.

Fethard Bridge Club
Fethard Bridge Club reopened on Wednesday, 7th September and the results of the game that night were:
1st Gross: Kay St. John and Rita Kane
1st Nett: Marie Delaney and Annie O’Brien

Bridge lessons commence in the Tirry Centre, Barrack Street on Monday 19th September at 7.30pm and will continue for ten weeks. Cost €50 payable in advance.  Contact: Marie Delaney 052-31148 or Gemma Burke 052-31799. Anyone looking for a partner for Wednesday night, please contact Annie O’Brien at Tel: 052-31862.

Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The numbers drawn on Tuesday 6th September were: 18, 26, 30 and 31. There was no Jackpot winner and no ‘Match 3’ winner. The following tickets were drawn and each received €50:

Bridget Hayes, Main Street, Fethard.
Dearbhla Keane, Main Street, Dundrum.
Lucy Sheehan, Killusty, Fethard.

The three €50 Lucky Dip winners were:
Mary Coen, Killusty, Fethard.
Maureen Murphy, 18 Fr. Tirry Park, Fethard.
Anne Daly, 34 St. Patricks Place, Fethard.

Next weeks Jackpot remains at €10,000 and the Jackpot sellers prize is €1,000.

Fethard And Killusty Community Council
The next meeting of Fethard & Killusty Community Council will take place on Tuesday 20th September at 8pm in the Tirry Community Centre.

Aerobic Classes are back
Aerobic classes are back in Fethard Ballroom every monday evenng from 8pm to 9pm, starting Monday 19th September. Everyone welcome. For more information contact Karen Morrissey 087 9152377.

Polocrosse Success

Polocrosse players Paul Scott and Des Phelan photographed in action

The end of another successful Polocrosse year for Des Phelan, Lisronagh, who on the 3rd and 4th September played at a charity tournament at Ballylareen, Kill, County Waterford and, along with Tony O’Donnell and Martin Keogh, won the A/B grade which helped to raise €2600 for Waterford Hospice. Des also came 2nd in this years All-Ireland Finals in Ashford County Wicklow.

It was a good year all round for Tipperary Polocrosse as the Junior team won the Tri nations cup in Cardiff and the Pre-Juniors won the All Irelands this year. Congratulations to everyone.

Fethard GAA Club
The Senior Football South Final on Sunday last resulted in Fethard winning their 28th title, the last being in 2002, on a scoreline, Fethard 1-20 (1-10) to Carrick Swans 1-4 (0-2), and are the only team into the county semifinal having started last Sunday without three of the county players.  Congratulations to all.  The team on Sunday was: Paul Fitzgerald (captain), Alan Phelan, Michael Aherne, Ian Kenrick, Willie Morrissey, John P Looby, Stephen O’Donnell, Aiden Fitzgerald 0-3, Tomás Keane, Karl Maher 1-1, Michael Dillon 0-4, Miceál Spillane 0-2, Conor McCarthy 0-8 (3f), Brian Coen 0-1, and Kenneth O’Donnell 0-1. Subs Introduced during second half were: Glen Burke for Ian Kenrick, Damien Byrne for Stephen O’Donnell, and Owen Doyle for Willie Morrissey.

Congratulations to Conor McCarthy for his ‘Man Of The Match’ award. Congratulations also to Damien Byrne and Una Kiernan who were married on Saturday 10th September in Borris (Co Carlow) and ‘Bon Voyage’.

If we are successful in the Intermediate Hurling on Tuesday 13th we are out again in the semifinal on Sunday 18th September in Monroe against Cahie at 12 noon.

In Junior A Football, depending on results, we play Ballingarry in Killenaule at 5pm on Saturday 17th September.

In Junior Football B we were heavily defeated on Saturday last on a scoreline, Fethard 0-3, Clonmel Commercials 6-8.

Our Lotto Jackpot of € 2,700 was not won.  The Numbers Drawn at The Castle were 2, 3, 9 and 19.  We had two match threes and the following won €75 each: Collie Bradshaw (Woodvale Walk), and Bee Gould (Claremore).  The €50 Lucky Dip going to John Spillane (Killerk).

Congratulations to County Board Draw winner, Tom G Murphy, St Johnstown, Fethard, and to promoter Josie Fitzgerald who gets €500.

Our Sympathies are at this time with the Godfrey Family Derryluskin) on the death of Joe. Go Ndeanai Trocaire Orthu.

Starting School at Nano Nagle national School

Ciara Connolly starting school at Nano Nagle N.S. Fethard.


Rebecca Daly

Megan Earl


Starting school at Nano Nagle National School Fethard were Sarah Slattery, Sally Nagle and Katie O'Flynn.


Amy Roche

Shane Lawless


Starting school at Nano Nagle N.S. Fethard are L to R: Sophie Neary, Amy Brophy and Shannon Thompson.


Conor Harrington

Malachy Brett

Lucy in New Orleans
Lucy Carrigan, Clonacody, Fethard, is a segment producer for Air America Radio’s Morning Sedition. She is also working on a photography project on life and attitudes in South America today. She’s written extensively on the effects of the coal industry on the people of Appalachia, and has also written about the lives of the people of Honduras in the aftermath of Hurricane Mitch. Previously, she worked as a researcher for ABC’s World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, and for CNN’s American Morning.
This is a link to Lucy's account of her visit to New Orleans six weeks ago CLICK TO READ ARTICLE

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