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Saturday 22nd March 2003

Submitted to The Nationalist Newspaper

The numbers drawn in the Fethard and Killusty Community Lotto on Tuesday 18th March were: 10, 17, 18 and 28. There was no Jackpot Winner and one 'Match 3' winner who received €150: Dermot Darcy, 30 St. Patricks Place, Fethard.
The three ‘Lucky Dip’ winners of €50 were:
Donnacha Doyle, Drumdeel, Fethard;
Jim Fogarty, Cahir Road, Fethard;
Therese Murphy, C/o Greta O'Donovan, Burke St., Fethard.
The Jackpot remains at €10,000 and next weeks Jackpot sellers prize is €920.

In October 2001 a couple of motorcycle enthusiasts decided to look into the possibility of reviving the 'Faugheen 50' event. One thing led to another and on 20th January the first meeting of the 'Faugheen 50 Supporters Club Ltd." took place in a garage in Ballinacrooney. The club has now over 50 full members and many more associate members whose prime intention is to see road racing back in Faugheen in 2003.
If you remember the Faugheen races in the 1970's and are still a motorcycle supporter you can get further details on joining the club from their website www.faugheen50.com

Last Sunday, we held our first outing at the sun-drenched Tipperary Golf Club, which, as always, was in excellent condition. The results were as follows:
Nearest the pin: David Lawton and Brian Kennedy.
Junior: 1st Brian Kennedy 34pts, 2nd James Smyth 27pts.
Cat. 1: 1st Pat McCarthy 38pts, 2nd Vincent Woodlock 37pts, 3rd David Lawton 33pts.
Cat. 2: 1st Davy Williams 34pts, 2nd Kevin Ryan 30pts (back nine), 3rd Willie Morrissey 30pts.
As you can see from Cat. 1, it pays to start work early and play golf in the afternoon!
A word of thanks to the Tipperary Golf Club for giving us a great days golf, and to the club house staff for providing such excellent fayre. Thanks to all who helped out, especially Michael Kenrick, who didn’t play on the day, but still played a blinder! Our next outing is on Sunday, April 27th at Ballykisteen. Our next committee meeting is on Tuesday, April 8th at 8.00pm in The Well.

On 19th March we played the third round of the Player of the Year and the results
1st Gross: Anna Cooke and Madeleine O’Donnell
2nd Gross: Anne O’Dea and Alice Quinn
1st Nett: Bridie Lee and Tony Hanrahan
2nd Nett: Gemma Burke and Rose Lonergan
Anyone looking for a partner contact Annie O’Brien, The Square, Fethard. Tel: 052 31862.

The death has occurred of James Croke, Coolbawn, Fethard, who died on Sunday 23rd March. Burial took place in Calvary Cemetery.
The death has occurred, in her 91st year, of an old and much respected resident of the Killusty area. Mrs Mary (May) O’Donovan (née O’Brien), Walshbog, died on 23rd March at St. Teresa’s Nursing Home, Cashel. Interment took place at Killusty Cemetery.

The Fethard Historical Society are going on their first outing of the year to near neighbours Callan on Sunday next 30th March and all are welcome to join the guided tour. Meet up in the car park in the Convent of Mercy (Callan) at 2.30pm where our hosts will be local historians Joe Kennedy and Philip Lynch. Cost is €3 individual and €5 per couple/ family. After the tour it is planned to retire to The Old Charter House for refreshments of choice. Further information, if needed, from Mary Hanrahan (052) 32141 or Terry Cunningham (052) 23402.

The under 21 A Football South quarterfinal was played on Sunday 23rd March in Kilsheelan on a glorious day for fast open and free flowing football. It was a high scoring contest between two committed teams resulting on a score line Fethard 3-9 (1-3), Moyle Rovers 2-9 (0-5). The team was: Ronan Maher, Ian Kenrick, Diarmuid Burke, Paul Hackett Alan Bourke, Owen Doyle, Jamie McCormack Glen Burke 0-7(6f), Michael Dillon 0-1, Shane Walsh, Brian Coen 1-1, Shane Alyward 1-0, John Hanrahan, Ronan Allen and John Noonan 1-0. Subs used were: William Harrington and Darren O’Meara. Our semifinal takes place on this Sunday 30th March against Cahir at 12 noon. Check sports page for venue.
The under 16 football match against Carrick Davins takes place in Fethard at 6.15pm on Monday 31st March.
Hurling Training for intermediate and under 21 teams starts on this coming Thursday 27th March at 7pm.
Our Lotto Jackpot of €7,900 was not won. The numbers drawn were 4, 5, 7 and 15. We had two match three winners who received €75 each: Liam Dwyer (c/o Erins Foods Thurles) and Liam McGrath (c/o Erins Foods Thurles). The €50 Lucky Dip winner was Denis Burke (Red City).

Ms Anne Connolly, local coordinator of ‘Daffodil Day’, wishes to thank sincerely all who made Fethard’s daffodil day such a success. The great transition year sellers and the wonderful support from local subscribers realised well over €1,200 for Cancer Care. Well done Fethard!

Well Friday 21st came and went, and with widespread publicity on local and national radio and newspapers, the winner of the €300,000 prize in the National Lotto Plus draw of December 21st was not located. The prizemoney now goes back to the Lotto Fund for a special draw later in the year. Just to bad if someone discovers the winning ticket next week!

The death has occurred on March 15th of Mr Tishy Roberts, latterly of Main Street, Fethard. A fine well-known point-to-point rider in England, the late Mr Roberts purchased a licensed premises on Main Street Fethard a few years ago. He was obliged for health reasons to retire from business. A builder and provider of portable fences used at Wexford, Killarney and Leopardstown Racecourses, and on Irish Point-to-Point courses, his death at the comparatively early age of 65 came as a great shock to his many friends in Irish and English racing circles, by whom he was held in the highest regard. His funeral took place at Holy Trinity Church Cemetery, Main Street, on 19th March.
A memorial service will take place in England at a later date to be announced.

Mr Jim McGrath, Sparagoleith, and employee of Merck Sharpe & Dohme, was first prize winner at the National Boiler Awards Ceremony in Dublin recently. The awards ceremony was organised by Sustainable Energy Ireland whose chairman is SEI Professor Frank Convery. Jim, who took second place in last years competition, has been 27 years with the company and his duties at the plant includes preparing industry to meet the challenge of a changing energy market, thus making the environment, very much in the news recently, cleaner and safer. Jim’s well-deserved award consisted of a trophy and a substantial cheque.

The following are the results of the Ballyluskey White Heather Harriers annual draw. First prize was won by James Foley, Drangan; Second prize, James Quigley, Ballingarry; Third prize, Fethard Ladies Football Club. The committee wish to thank all landowners for their co-operation during the past season.

A Walsh lady, visiting her friend in Fethard and having ordered a drink at McCarthy’s Hotel on Thursday 20th March, enquired who was the small elderly lady standing behind the counter. Her companion said she had not seen her but to ask proprietor Vincent Murphy. Vincent when asked, was also amazed by the request. On showing the visitor an old photograph of the late Misses Beattie, Liz, Ann and Nell McCarthy, she immediately picked out Miss Beattie, long time landlady of the pub, as the lady she had just seen.
This experience, which has been verified, adds further to the history and mystique of Fethard’s internationally known hostelry.

A special meeting of the Fethard Awareness Group will be held in the Abymill Theatre on Monday 31st March at 8.30pm. It is earnestly requested that all groups, organisations and concerned people from throughout the parish will attend this meeting.
A number of committee meetings have been held resulting in everybody’s concern about misbehaviour towards some of our senior citizens from the younger generation and to move forward to having another Garda stationed in our town. Please show your support by your attendance. Local T.D.s and councillors will attend.


Geraldine Meagher (email: g.meagher@shebeen.fsnet.co.uk)
My name is Geraldine Meagher and I am desperately searching for information on my grand father Michael Meagher. Recently, we have discovered that whilst living just outside Birmingham England he gave his date of birth as being 17th march 1911, and that he left England in 1987. I am writing this mail from my location in Jonesboro in County Armagh and would desperately love to hear from anyone who has an interest in Meagher's in Tipperary.
Michael's mother may have been Stapleton. We do not know if he had any brothers or sisters as yet but it would be likely that he did. My father is 62 years and has been looking for his dad for 50 years. I would love to end his search.
Please please please can you get in touch with me if you feel that you may have any information that would help me in my search.
My UK contact number is 04830849885. Please leave a message if I am out and I will return your call. Indeed, if you can tell me whereabouts in Templemore is Templehill. We are in possession of a letter from Joseph Lonergan to my grand mother Rose (nee McCann) Meagher.

Cecilia O'Donnell (email: cmo@beyond.net.au)
My Great Grandfather John O'Donnell married Bridget Kennedy possibly at Killenaule, 1856. They had 4 sons, John, Michael, Patrick and William, baptised at Clerihan, who came to Australia about 1877. My Grandfather, William spoke of Fethard as his home. Bridget died at Upper Lavally in 1872 but I have been unable to find a record of John O'Donnell's birth or death. Can anyone help?

Rønæ Tryde Pursey (email:bill.pursery@telstra.com)
Where can we find the ancestors of John Kelly b. 1775c and Ellen Head b.1775c, and their children. I am also looking for a John Kelly b. 1797 who married Mary Boyle in 1821.
Patrick Cahill born 1780 -1790 Tipp m. Catherine Butler about 1825, son Daniel born 1826 m. Catherine McNamara b. 1828. Can any one provide families for these people, they are my grandmother's family.

Thomas P. Napier (email: tom.napier@fethardcapital.com)
As I mentioned by phone a few years ago, my grandfather Edward Napier emigrated from Fethard to New York around the turn of the Century 1900.
After 26 years with Bank of America and last three in London, I retired and formed a company, with my son Thomas III, specializing in arranging commercial real estate financing. Although based in Los Angeles we assist clients throughout the United States. Our focus is on major commercial and residential projects as well as sale/leasebacks for corporate clients.
I thought you would be pleased to see that we named this corporation after Fethard and hopefully, with success, the name will become better known in the corporate real financing community. Please pass my good wishes on to everyone in Fethard.

Fergus McCormack (email: naca68@hotmail.com)
Happy St Patricks Day to all and everyone in Fethard from Copenhagen.

John Culligan (email: culligans@supanet.com)
Lost touch through email change. But back on line. I enjoy reading the news from Fethard each week.

Robert W. Berg (email: bob@airdeluxemusic.com)
I am trying to locate a copy of a book written by Michael Doheny entitled "The Felon's Track". Do you know if it is still in print and, if so, how can obtain a copy. Thank you for any help you might be able to give me.

Paul Looby (Email: Plooby@nevadasystems.co.uk)
As you featured on the site, when Dad was home recently, he brought some London Irish goodies. The Fethard Rugby club expressed a wish to link up with London Irish. I have been advised by John Flynn (Head of Rugby for the Amateur Club) that the under-12s are on tour in Dublin over Easter and would gladly meet up either with some of the officials from the Fethard Club or even to play a game whilst on tour. They are also in Enniscorthy on the Saturday if they would like to tie up for a game The same could be reciprocated on any trip to London by the Fethard club. John's email address is (johnf@blackstone.freeserve.co.uk). Perhaps you could pass this on to the relevant person(s) within the Fethard club.

Kim M Mandrell (email:kimzgreys@juno.com)
Our greyhound placement organization recently received a dog that we believe to be an Irish greyhound. She was retired from Connecticut - USA just recently.
I'm trying to get an idea of her age based on her tattoos. In the US, we can tell month and year of the dog's birth based on their tattoos. Can you help me?
Her name (as best as I know) is Trixie Shannon. She is a brindle female. Her tattoos are: Left - XP and Right – VAQ

Marelle Bradford (email: marelleb@bigpond.com)
I am trying to find out if there are cemetery transcriptions for the cemeteries at Lismolin and the Assumption church graveyard at Ballingarry. I am looking for Cashin ancestors who came from Gragaugh which is a couple of kilometres from Ballingarry. Looking forward to any information you may be able to supply. Thanks, Marelle Bradford (nee Cashin).


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