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Monday 16th September 2002

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The numbers drawn on Tuesday 10th September were 7, 12, 15 and 23. There was no Jackpot Winner and two "Match 3" winners, who received €75 each:
Annie O'Brien, Main Street, Fethard.
Philemona Morrissey, St. Patricks Place, Fethard.
The three €50 Free Draw winners were:
Maureen Whyte, Main Street, Fethard
Janet Kennedy, 51 Fairchilds, Clonmel.
Frank Hickey, Ballycullen, Mullinahone.
This week's Jackpot remains at €10,000 and the Sellers Prize for the winning jackpot ticket is now €545

Articles and photographs for inclusion in this year’s Annual Emigrant’s Newsletter are invited and should be submitted as soon as possible to Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road, Fethard. Please have articles typed if possible or sent by email to the following address:

On Saturday 7th September, we received a walkover against Carrick Davins in intermediate hurling, which leaves us with 9 points out of a possible 12 to date.
In junior b football on Wednesday 4th September, we recorded our first victory on a scoreline, Fethard 1-11 (1-7), Grangemockler 1-7 (0-3). The team was: John Fitzgerald, Peter Nolan, Diarmuid Burke, Donny Tobin, Emmet Burke, Willie Quigley, Paul Hackett, Colm Coen 1-3 (2f, Garreth Byrne, John Noonan 0-2, David Flanagan 0-1, John Hanrahan 0-1, Paul McDonald, Shay Coen 0-3, and M J Croke 0-1. The subs were: Alan O’Meara, Aiden Phelan, Gerry Murphy, Jonathan Spillane, and Owen Whyte. On Wednesday 11th September we are due to play Killenaule in Cloneen.
Our lotto jackpot of €5,300 was not won. The numbers drawn were 1, 17, 23 and 24. We had two match three winners who received €75 each — Margaret Bradshaw (18 Woodvale Walk), and James Hackett (Jnr) (c/o Strylea). Our €50 Lucky Dip winner was Frankie Napier (15 Slievenamon Close).

The wedding took place on Saturday 7th September in Holy Trinity Parish Church, Fethard, of Martina, daughter of Mrs Marie and Mr Pat Delaney, Redcity, to James Grimes, Cabinteeley, Dublin 18.
The wedding took place on Sunday 8th September in The Church of the Sacred Heart Killusty, of Áine, daughter of Mrs Mary and Mr Liam Cloonan, Killenaule Road, Fethard, to Mark Sadler, Windsor, Berkshire, Newport, England.

All true followers of Fethard football will be pleased to read in the Nationalist Newspaper match report on the South Tipp Senior Football Final, that Fethard achieved victory without “resorting to underhand tactics”. This is the traditional style of football that has brought so many divisional titles to the Friary town. It was great to see the tradition being maintained and acknowledged. The report recalls to those of us associated with Fethard football, the oft-reported words of very long time club chairman, the late John Keating, “Play the game Fethard, honour before honours!”

A meeting was held between members of the Fethard & Killusty Community Council, Jonathan Cooney, South Tipperary County Council engineer; and Christy Fitzgerald, tree specialist with Coolmore Stud, to discuss the practicalities of planting an environmentally friendly permanent Christmas Tree in The Square, Fethard. Following a very informative meeting on site and investigating similar sized trees used for replanting, it was decided to go ahead with the project in November. Coolmore Stud have kindly agreed to supply the tree, the County Council under the supervision of Thomas Fitzgerald will supply the labour and the Fethard & Killusty Community Council will supply the materials. The Community Council will also purchase additional seasonal lighting for the streets this year.


The highlight of the soccer season in Killusty took place on Sunday 8th September, when Killusty F.C. held the sixth annual ‘Pat Aylward Memorial Shield and Trophy Competition’, confined to juvenile players under/14. This years competition which attracts over 100 players annually, was won by the above drawn team. Back L to R: Stephen O’Meara (Fethard), David Conway (Fethard), Lory Kenny (Fethard). Front L to R: Tony Myler (Fethard), Shauna Casey (Dually) and Sinead Lee (Killusty).

Helping with the organisation of the sixth annual ‘Pat Aylward Memorial Shield and Trophy Competition’ at Killusty Soccer Club were L to R: Kevin Ryan, Bernard Feery and Sean Aylward.

Finishing in fourth place were Back L to R: Ciaran Ryan (Fethard), Liam Tobin (Fethard), David Lee (Killusty) Lorraine Feery (Killusty). Front L to R: Shane Power (Cloneen), Robert Anglim (Cashel) and Kelly Aylward (Bray).

Finishing in third place were Back L to R: Patrick Kearney (Killusty), Owen Condon (Fethard), Michael Feeney (Clonmel), Brian Anglim (Cashel). Front L to R: Owen Dillon (Fethard), Emily Aylward (Naas) and Yvonne Slattery (Killenaule).

Runners up in the final of the ‘Pat Aylward Memorial Shield and Trophy Competition’ were Back L to R: Katie Ann O’Byrne (Cashel), Jason Lawrence (Fethard), Daniel Conroy (Clonmel). Front L to R: Padraig O’Shea (Fethard), Aisling Slattery (Killenaule), Alan Lawrence (Fethard) and Adam Lyons (Fethard).


The back-to-school blues have been somewhat eased by the arrival of the most elaborate travelling amusement show across the road from Woodvale Walk on the Killenaule Road. For the past few nights hundreds of children and adults have turned up to take part in the fun. These photographs were taken on Saturday 7th September.

Happy birthday to John Joe White, Derryluskin, Fethard, who recently celebrated his 70th birthday with family and friends.

Photographed above outside the Gateway B&B, while visiting to celebrate their father's 70th birthday are L to R: George Pedeira, Lawrence White, Geraldine White Padeira, Penny and John White.

A memorial service for the late Jim O'Keeffe, formerly from Kiltinan, will take place on Saturday 21st September at 7pm in the Parish Church, Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford. All are welcome to attend.
Jim published a book of his poems, "Odes of a Slievenamon Emigrant" back in 1997. A limited number of copies are still available for sale and can be ordered through this website by Clicking Here.

If you have an old photograph of interest to our readers why not email it to us and we will include it on next week's 'Pic of the Past'

Johnny Ward, Lord rest him, used to say that the part of a race meeting was shaving before he left. Well the best part of the County Football Final played at Cashel on Sunday 2nd October, 1983, for these Fethard supporters was a drink before they set off for the match. This photograph captures these good humoured men at Carrolls Pub before the match. L to R: John Harrington, Jack O’Brien, Michael Dineen, Jack Casey, Ned 'Buz' Laurence, Jimmy Mullins, Willie O’Donnell and Seamie Danaher.


Milwaukee would not be recognised as one of the chief centres in the USA for Irish emigrants. However, at a recent three-day Irish cultural festival called ‘Irish Fest’, a hurling team representing Milwaukee took part. The only non-native American on the team was Pat Burke, Farranshea, Fethard. The other members of the team, which included two lady members, were all American born and well-known performers in American sports such as American Football, Baseball, Basketball etc. Guests of honour at the ‘Irish Fest’ were the famous Kilfenora Céilí Band from County Clare.

These photographs, taken at this years Irish Fest, were sent to us by Brian Connors whose great-grandfather William O'Connor was born in 1822 at Ballyvadin, Fethard and emigrated to Wisconsin where Brian now lives with his family.

The next meeting of Fethard Irish Countrywoman’s Association will be held on Tuesday 10th September in the ICA Hall. Outstanding fees are now due and can be paid on the night. A guest speaker will attend. New members are always welcome to come along. Yoga classes will recommence on Thursday 12th September.


Starting school for the first time at Nano Nagle Primary School Fethard on Monday 2nd September were L to R: Sadie McGrath, Ann Prout and Laura Ryan. CLICK FOR MORE PHOTOGRAPHS


Photographed above at this year's Patrician Presentation Secondary School Debs Ball held in Cahir House Hotel on 29th August are Strylea residents L to R: John Smith, Mary Doyle, Bobby Roche, Marisa Roche and Alan Phelan. CLICK HERE to see lots more DEBS photographs.

Fethard Community Playgroup has now reopened from 9.30am to 12.30 from Monday to Friday. The fee per child per session is €4 and enrolments are now welcome. Parents are requested to pay for their child’s days even if unable to attend for any reason as annual running costs and fees are calculated on a full attendance. A limited number of places are available so if your child is missing for more than two weeks and no payment has been made, your child’s place will be given to the next child on the waiting list. Please let us know in advance if your child will be unavailable to attend for a prolonged period so we can allocate the place temporarily to another child. We hope your child will enjoy their time in our playgroup and if you need further information please telephone 052 32316 or call upstairs to the Health Centre at Rocklow Road.

Fethard Historical Society would like to remind people that from Sunday 1st September to Sunday 8th September is Heritage Week and most Duchas castles, gardens and parks will have free access for the week. More detailed information is available from The Tirry Community Office in Barrack Street. Tel: 053 31000.
Some members of the Fethard Historical Society plan to travel to Kilkenny Castle on Sunday 8th September to avail of the free special program of events. People to make their own travel arrangements.

The next meeting of Fethard & Killusty Community Council will take place on Tuesday 10th September at 8.30pm in the Tirry Community Centre.

The new season of bridge commences on Wednesday 11th September at 7.30pm in the ICA Hall. This is a temporary venue until work on the Tirry Centre is completed. New members are welcome to come along and we look forward to seeing old and new members back on the 11th September.


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