Fethard Sunday Coursing Club have their big day of the season on Monday 28th December when they hold the J.F. O'Sullivan Cup and Stakes. this year a lady judge will be in action for the first time when Ann Fulton officiates. Slipper is Michael Ryan. All beaters, followers and supporters are requested to meet at the Kerry St. Cross carpark. First brace in slips at 9.30 a.m. Those willing to act as beaters will be most welcome.
The death has occurred of Mrs. Bridget Bourke, Tullamaine, and formerly of the Glen of Aherlow. Interment took place at St. Cormac’s cemetery, Cashel.
The death has occurred of Ms Nora Sayers formerly The Green, Fethard. Interment took place in Bournemouth.
Ms. Frances O'Connor, following her enlightening lecture on her great-uncle John Cantwell (The poet of Market Hill), has just published an excellent book of John Cantwell’s poems. The book is now on sale locally. A first class production, it is certainly well worth a place in every South Tipperary home. The book is published to mark the centenary of John Cantwell’s death in 1898.
Fethard Badminton Club had two teams in action in cup competitions during the past week. Obliged to field an understrength team against their North Tipperary opposition they were beaten 5 games to 1.
Fethard’s division 4 team had a convincing 4-2 win away to Grange. Division 4 team: Pat Ryan, Jim Connolly, Ger Brown, Catherine Morrissey, Aisling Kenny, Catherine Kenny and Fiona Lawrence.
Division 6 team: Miceál McCormack, Miceál Sean McCormack, Thomas Dorney, Mary Shanahan, Maria Hickey and Freida Hayes.
Ballylusky White Heather Harriers have arranged the following meets:
January 3rd Ballingarry; January 10th Moyglass at 12 noon; St. Stephens Day in Drangan.
The Fethard Patrician Presentation transition year student’s production of “Me and My Girl” played to full capacity audiences each night of its four night run in the Abymill Theatre. Voted by many as the schools best production so far. It is almost beyond belief that one small class in a small school in a small town could produce such talent. Suffice to say that any of the leads would be more than welcome to play a part in any amateur musical production. Backed by an excellent chorus and orchestra their acting and singing was top class. Well done to all and special congratulations to their teacher and producer Marian Gilpin.
Fethard Junior 'B' football team travel to Tipperary Town on Saturday January 2nd where they will oppose the North Tipperary champions in the County Tipperary Junior 'B' football semifinal.
YOUTH IN NEED
The organisers of the Bridge Bar Table Quiz in aid of Youth In Need wish to thank all who supported and subscribed to the venture.
FETHARD TO FETHARD WALKERS
Chairman of the Fethard to Fethard Walkers, John Shortall, has now distributed the money raised in their 53 mile sponsored walk to Fethard Day Care Centre and other local charities. Congratulations to John and his team of walkers for their effort and dedication in undertaking such a big voluntary fundraising task every year.
The Fethard and Killusty Emigrant's Newsletter is now available for sale in local shops at £4 per copy. Over 1,000 copies have been posted free of charge to emigrants from the parish. Thanks to all who subscribed to our church gate collection and to those who made donations.
The Pheasant Pluckers and friends went Carol Singing on Thursday 17th December, to raise funds for the Central Remedial Clinic's annual 'Santa Bear Appeal'. Over fifty in total, including children and adults, took part in this very popular annual event. The next outing is planned for Wednesday 23rd December, meeting outside the Town Hall at 8pm. The Pheasant Pluckers would like to thank all who took part.
SOUTH TIPP HOSPICE
Well done to local athletes Neilie Hall and Paddy Halpin who raised £542 for South Tipperary Hospice at the recent Dublin City Marathon. Thanks to all who supported them.
CHRISTMAS MASS TIMES
Christmas Eve: Parish 8.00pm, Abbey 9.00pm; Killusty 9.30pm.
Christmas Day: Abbey 9.30am and 11.30am; Parish 8.30am and 11.00am; Killusty 10.00am.
Fethard and District Credit Union will open from 10am to 12.30pm, and from 7pm to 8.30pm, on Wednesday 23rd December; and from 7pm to 8.30pm on Wednesday 30th December. We would like to wish all our members a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.