Fethard Carol Singing
Photographed above are some of the large group of children and adults who took part in the carol singing in Fethard on Turesday 20th December. The children were treated to a special treat while singing 'Let it Snow' at Lonergan's Bar when they were showered with snow in the pubs 'Winter Wonderland'. Later all were treated to sweets in the Abymill Theatre after singing for the attendance at the weekly bingo. Over €700 was raised for the homeless.
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.
Tommy Bulfin Retires
Tommy Bulfin photographed celebrating with work mates on the occasion of his retirement from Dawn Foods in Fethard. Tommy worked in the factory for almost ten years and was held in high esteem by all his friends employed there. We wish Tommy a very happy retirement. L to R: Lar Looby, Stewart Looby, Brendan Higgins, Tommy Bulfin, Pierce Lyttleton and Maureen McNamara.
Elvis has a 'Blue Christmas' in Fethard
Elvis impersonator Shane Devine having a 'Blue Christmas' in the highly decorated Lonergan's Bar on The Square, Fethard. Proprietors John and Roseanne even had a snow shower to enhance the occasion.
Elvis doing his stuff with proprietor John Carroll.
Photographed at the 'Elvis' gig in Lonergan's Bar are L to R: Sclina Gleeson, Sharon Kelly, Martina Bolger, Paul Gleeson and Kathleen Kelly.
P.J. Moloney and Annette McCarthy enjoying the 'Elvis' gig
We take this opportunity to wish all our readers and contributers a very special and Happy Christmas, especially our emigrants and those living away from home at Christmas.
Annual Emigrants’ Newsletter on sale
This year’s Fethard & Killusty Emigrants’ Newsletter is now on sale in local shops this weekend. 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.
The Fethard Goal Mile 2007 takes place on Christmas Day. This year’s Goal Mile will commence from outside the Town Hall at 12 noon and will be started by, Tipperary Hurling All-Star, Declan Fanning. All you have to do is to turn up on the day. Bring the family, walk, run or crawl and make a donation to Goal.
St. Vincent de Paul Collection
The St. Vincent de Paul Society, Fethard, would like to sincerely thank all those who contributed so generously to their Annual Church Gate Collection last weekend. The total amount came to a staggering €2,401 for which we are extremely grateful.
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.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.