Saturday 29th December 2007

Annual Emigrants’ Newsletter on sale
This year’s Fethard & Killusty Emigrants’ Newsletter is now on sale in local shops. The price is still €10 and the money received will help towards the cost of posting 1,000 copies worldwide free of cost to our emigrants. We take this opportunity to thank sincerely all our very generous supporters who enable us to publish the Newsletter every year, which is very much appreciated away and at home.

Fethard GAA Club AGM
The Annual General Meeting of the club takes place on Sunday 6th January 2008. The Club would like to wish all our members, players, supporters, sponsors, a very Happy Christmas and Prosperous New Year.

Jimmy O'Brien Clinic
Cllr. Jimmy O'Brien wishes to inform that he will hold a clinic every second Tuesday, commencing on Tuesday 15th January, in the Tirry Community Centre from 2pm to 3pm. For further information contact 087 6914648. Cllr. O'Brien would like to take this opportunity to wish readers a very Happy Christmas and to say that he looks forward to continuing to represent the people of Fethard and surrounding areas in 2008.

Died Recently

The death has occurred on Monday 17th December of Dr. Paddy Stokes, The Square, Fethard. Interment took place in Holy Trinity Church of Ireland graveyard.

Fethard Childcare Committee
The next meeting of Fethard Childcare Committee will take place on Wednesday 9th January at 8pm in the Tirry Community Centre. This meeting is open to the public so if you would like to become involved or feel that you have something to contribute you will be very welcome on the night.

Nuncie says thanks!
Nuncie O’Dwyer would like to thank all who helped and contributed to the cake sale and coffee morning in aid of ‘Playing for Life’ charity on 2nd December in Clerihan. The total raised was €1205, which will go towards the charity’s development work in Africa.

Fethard & Killusty Community Christmas Lotto Results
The numbers drawn on Wednesday 19th December were: 2, 8, 14 and 27. There was no Jackpot winner and one ‘Match 3’ winner who received €150: Kaycie Aherne, Prospect, Fethard.

The €50 Luck Dip winners were:

Mary F. O’Connell, c/o Tom Purcell;
Matt Bradshaw, Cnoc Failte, Ardfinnan;
Shane Ryan, Lismortagh, Killenaule.

Winners of the Christmas Turkey Vouchers were:
Nat McCarthy, St. Patricks Place, Fethard;
Mary Brown, Killenaule;
Margaret Lawlor, The Valley, Fethard.

Winners of the Christmas Ham Vouchers were:
Aisling Aherne, c/o Kitty O’Donnell;
William Needham, Friarsgrange, Fethard;
Noelle Doyle, St. Patricks Place, Fethard.

The next draw will take place on 9th January when the Jackpot continues at €10,000 and the Jackpot sellers prize is €1000.  The Community office will re-open on 2nd January and the Day Care Centre will re-open on 7th January. We take this opportunity to thank all our supporters and ticket sellers and wish you all a very Happy Christmas and Prosperous New Year.

Fethard And District Juvenile Rugby Club
In Cashel last Sunday our under-8s played two games during the morning with continuing improvement from all members. Frankie Meagher, William Pratt, Joseph O'Connor, Jack Ward, Harry Cummins, Luke Bradstock, Patrick Scully, Richard Holohan and Jack Gleeson showed great skill and determination for a very accomplished victory. Peter Wall, Connor Vaughan, Gavin Ryan, Ciaran O'Dwyer, Gerard Kavanagh, James Phillips and Jack Spillane recorded a sound victory in the second game and showed a good team effort.

Under-9s played another excellent match this season and recorded a triumphant win over Cashel. They all played well and each member of the team gave their all.

The Under-10s played thirty minutes of fantastic rugby and also came away with a solid victory on the morning. Players who shone particularly were, Harry Tobin, Cathal Meagher, Ben Murray and Padraic Fehan. The remainder of the team also played very good rugby it has to be said.

Under-11s & 12s played a game each against Cashel. The first game Fethard won 8-1 in a match that saw all the Fethard players proving their worth on the pitch. In the second game Cashel got the better of us 4-2 but the team put up great performances on the day. The team consisted of Shane Cleere, James Feehan, Bill Carroll, Tommy Anglim, Russell Casey, Cian O'Connell, Paul Butler, Charlie Carroll, Harvey Blackmore, Cathal Mahoney, Kyle Whyte, Cathal Meagher, William Ryan, Cathal O'Donnell & Robert Horan.

Patrician Presentation Secondary School

Advance Notice
The school’s annual Open Evening will be held on Monday 28th January from 7pm to 8.30pm. For further information and prospectus, please contact School Principal, Mr Ernan Britton, at Tel: (052) 31572.

Bi-centenary Celebrations
The bicentenary of the founding of the Patrician Brothers in Ireland will be celebrated in Fethard on Wednesday 30th January with concelebrated mass in the Parish Church at 11am, followed by a reception and exhibition of Patrician Brothers memorabilia in the school. There will be numerous events in Ireland to coincide with the bicentenary including, as already stated, exhibition of Patrician Brothers memorabilia. If by chance you have any such memorabilia or photographs, the organising committee would be grateful if you would kindly loan them to the school for the occasion.

Dr Evelyn Walsh
On Thursday 10th December, Dr. Evelyn Walsh from the STI Clinic in Waterford gave a very informative presentation to some pupils of the school. It was Dr. Walsh’s third visit to the school which formed part of the school’s Pastoral Care/Religion Programme.

Christmas Reconciliation Service
Last week the senior classes took part in a Christmas Reconciliation Service which was kindly facilitated by Fr. Gerry Horan OSA. The service took place in the very beautiful and atmospheric Convent Chapel. The visit to this beautiful building in the waning light of winter was a wonderful spiritual experience for the pupils. The school is indebted to Sr. Maureen and Sr. Clement for the use of the chapel. Canon Breen led the reconciliation service for the junior classes in the Parish Church.

Drive for Life
On Wednesday of last week the transition year pupils asn the current sixth year class took part in the ‘Drive for Life’ road-safety programme run by Mr Pat McNeely of Bayside Services. This programme should be seen by everyone who use the roads. It created a much needed awareness of the tragic consequences of human error as so aptly put by Lesley McNeely 2005.

“Don’t be an empty chair at the table,
Don’t be a photo on the wall,
Don’t be a headstone in a graveyard.
Be alive!
Drive safe 4 life.”

Christmas Draw Results
The Patrician/Presentation Parents Association held their Annual Christmas draw on Fri 14th December. The following were the lucky winners:

1st, A Christmas Hamper: Kitty Bowes, Kilconnell.
2nd, A Voucher from Barretts Clothing, Maura Meaney, Crampscastle.
3rd, A Hamper from Emily's Deli, Jill Schubert, Coolbawn.
4th, Christmas Cake, Maria Cody, The Valley.
5th, Eason's voucher, Liz Burke, Burke Street.
6th, Fuel Voucher from Meagher's Londis, Ann Dwyer, Baptistgrange.
7th, Biscuits, Seamus Tynan, Moyglass.
8th, Sweets, Gerry Fogarty, Cashel Rd.

The Patrician/Presentation Parents Association wish to thank the sponsors of this year's draw for their generosity. Our thanks to all who supported our annual fund raising efforts and congratulations to Mrs M. Gilpin and the student cast of ‘Abbabuja’ on their successful show.


This site is maintained by Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road, Fethard, Co. Tipperary, Ireland.
Telephone: +353 (0)52 31663 Fax: +353 (0)52 30051