Saturday, February 29, 2020
Died in Chicago USA
The Funeral will take place on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at St Petronille Catholic Church, 420 Glenwood Avenue, Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60136. Visitation at 9am. Mass at 10am. Reception at Glen Oak Country Club from 11.30am to 2.30pm.
Died in England
Coolmoyne Club fundraising Table Quiz in Lonergan's for new roof
Table Quiz in Lonergan’s Bar
Margaret will develop links with wider community
Currently Margret is organising adult cookery classes in the Fethard Convent Community Hall, on Wednesday mornings from 10am to 12 noon. Course tutor is Eileen Bowden. Contact the school if you would like to join these classes.
Green School Committee
We have just started to review the litter situation in our school and have noticed a huge part of our waste is plastic water bottles. Our enthusiastic First Years have sourced a reusable bottle for their Enterprise Project so we are now in the process of hopefully replacing our daily water bottles with these. In the short term we hope to visit a local school with a Green Flag to get some advice and inspiration to help complete our action plan.
Keep your dogs on a lead – is the way forward
We appeal to all dog owners who use the wonderful walks and river walks in Fethard to keep their dogs under control, at home or on walks, and be also prepared to ‘clean-up’ after any dog fouling by bringing along a bag. Of course, some dog owners put their dog’s excrement in a plastic bag and then drop it on the ground rather than dispose of it properly. Other dog owners simply allow their dogs to run amok and defecate anywhere they choose, before walking away, leaving it there.
It’s time we acted responsible to both these issues immediately and help make Fethard a safer place for humans and animals alike.
Successful Table Quiz for Fethard & District Day Care Centre
Well done also to our many helpers on the night, and our diligent scorekeepers, Joan Hayes and Fionnuala O’Sullivan, who did trojan work in the background. A special thanks to Ann Butler, her daughter Ann Marie, and the quizmaster supreme, Philip Butler, for their continuing support for hosting the Table Quiz in their premises Butler’s Sports Bar. Fethard is blessed with such a great community spirit. Thanks all.
Social dancing at Fethard Ballroom
Articles for Annual Emigrant's Newsletter
Work has now started on compiling this year's Newsletter to be published in December. We invite anyone interested in submitting articles or photographs to contact Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road, Fethard, Tel: (052) 6131663 or email: email@example.com
Fethard Bridge Club Results
Next Wednesday, March 4, we play for sponsored prizes. Bridge starts at 7.15pm each Wednesday. Anyone looking for a partner contact Gemma Burke 086-6064148.
Tobins from Fethard
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The following three ‘Lucky Dip’ winners received €50 each: Agnes Evans, Congress Terrace, Fethard; Eamon Kennedy, Cois Falla, Fethard; and Philip Butler, Main Street, Fethard.
Next week’s draw takes place on Wednesday, February 26. The Jackpot is €10,000 and the Jackpot seller’s prize is €1,000. All proceeds go towards community projects in Fethard, and we thank you for your on-going support.
GAA Sports Development Lotto
The committee of Fethard GAA/Sports Centre Development Lotto would like to thank all our supporters near and far who participate in our weekly lotto draw. The next draw takes place on Friday, February 28, in Burke’s Bar at 7.30pm, when the jackpot is €25,300 and the seller's prize is €1,000. The funds raised are used to promote sport in the local community.
Fethard Rugby U18 girls start their cup campaign with an away win
Our Fethard U18 girls rugby team started their cup campaign off with an away win against a Cork Youghal combination team from Highfield, Kinsale, Middleton and Youghal.
In tough and trying conditions the girls attacked well from the start. Captain Eabha Fitzgerald got the first try early in the game to get the contest quickly underway. With great work from Clodagh Fanning and Karen Bennett the Fethard girls continued the attacking play in windy weather.
Youghal came back with a try, but Fethard counter attacked with strong carrying from Ciara Gahan which resulted in our second try. Anna Kennedy and Tilly Magner put in great tackles and good scrummaging. Kate Flannery was able to flush the ball out to the wing and with Lucy Murphy and Aoife McGrath able to carry the ball and off load to Kate to score Fethard’s third try of the game. Our kicker Annica O’Connor ably converted despite the windy conditions.
With great work by Aoibhe Gayson Molloy to keep the ball alive and with her running for space Aoibhe was able to score Fethard’s fourth try of the game. Our wingers, Orla Maher and Rachel Ryan, were kept busy and were not only great in defence but made plenty of ground in attack. Shauna Maher in the forwards was a great asset and robbed ball and offloaded to Ciara Gahan to then work a wonderful line of running from Eabha Fitzgerald to score Fethard’s fifth try which Annica O’Connor kicked strongly to convert.
Wishing the girls the very best of luck in their next cup match away to Nenagh.
Jake Carter is looking forward to his once-off gig in the Abymill Theatre on March 7
Jake Carter, younger brother of country music singer Nathan Carter, is aged 21 and has already made a huge name for himself as a singer and winner of the Irish television dance competition, ‘Dancing with the Stars’ (2018), alongside his professional partner Karen Byrne. The rising pop star from Liverpool, Jake Carter, has also shown a great love of animals and was very pleased to help Anne Williamson raise funds for the local Cappanagarrane Horse Rescue which was founded by Anne in 2007.
Jake asks you to please come along and support this deserving cause to help fund the only registered horse rescue service in Tipperary that provides rehabilitation of so many horses who would otherwise have no chance of survival. The rescue currently caters for thirteen rescue horses and Anne says her motto for the shelter is, to never turn away an animal - no animal is ever ignored!
Concert tickets are now available at just €25 each. Early booking is advised as tickets are limited. Book now by contacting Anne at Tel: 086 0834208.
St. Vincent de Paul
'Tipperary in 1920' – a day long local history conference’
Dr Noreen Higgins McHugh is co-organiser of an upcoming Historical Conference entitled, ‘Tipperary in 1920: Raids & Reprisals’, in LIT, Nenagh Road, Thurles, which will be held on Saturday, March 28, from 10am to 4pm. Registration will take place from 9.30am to 10am and the price includes conference, tea/coffee, soup/sandwiches. Booking can be made via Julia Walsh at the Tipperary County Museum in Clonmel, Tel: 0761 065254 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or on the day.
This one-day History conference will cover Tipperary in the ‘Decade of Revolution’, with speakers, panel discussion and exhibitions. Dr Noreen Higgins McHugh will be the first speaker and will give an ‘Overview of the War of Independence, 1920’. This lecture will focus on reports from the republican newspaper, The Irish Bulletin during 1920.
Other speakers include Dr Denis G. Marnane, editor of the County Tipperary Historical Journal, who will speak on ‘Tipperary 1920: changing tactics and changing targets?’; Daithí Ó Corrái, who will speak on, ‘Separating fact from fiction: the Royal Irish Constabulary and the Irish Revolution in Tipperary, 1916-21; Seán Hogan, who will speak on, ‘The Empire strikes back: retaliatory killings by Crown Forces in Tipperary’.
This is a great opportunity to learn more of our Tipperary history and heartbreak during the War of Independence – one hundred years ago. Early booking is well advised.
Bunny Hop at Fethard Convent Community Hall
Another class reunion in the pipeline?
Faces and Places from the Past
These photographs were taken in October 1983 at a Fethard Players fundraising 'Supper Dance' for the Abymill Theatre, which officially opened in May 1988. The Abymill project was always well supported locally and is another great example of community driven achievement in Fethard.
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