Vyvienne Long and John Lambert play in the Abymill Theatre Fethard this Saturday 6th February
Vyvienne Long and her band who will play in the Abymill Theatre on this Saturday 6th February at 8.15pm.
Vyvienne Long, known to many for her work with Damian Rice and Lisa Hannigan is to visit the Abymill Theatre this Saturday as part of her tour to promote her debut album ‘Caterpillar Sarabande’. Vyvienne’s set is composed of her own music, plus her unique take on songs by acts as diverse as the Beatles (Come Together), the White Stripes (7 Nation Army) and Eddy Grant (I don’t want to dance). Vyvienne plays cello and is accompanied on stage by another cellist, a double bass, piano and drums.
Support on the night is from John Lambert, known as Chequerboard. John is also a fine artist who spent a year as artist in residence in the guise of a music fellowship working at the Niland Gallery in Sligo, where he wrote his album ‘Penny Black’ which was described in the Irish Times as, ‘A priceless rarity and something to treasure’.
Vyvienne will feature on Tipp FM on The Afternoon Show between 12 and 2 o clock this Saturday. The show in the Abymill in Fethard kicks off at 8.15pm. Tickets are €18 online from ticketmaster.ie and tickets.ie or €20 from Premier Music Clonmel, McCarthy’s Fethard, O Flynn’s Fethard or at the door on the night.
Moyglass Fundraiser for Haiti this Friday night
Organisers of the Relief Fundraiser for Haiti photographed at the Village Inn, Moyglass, where the event will take place on this Friday 29th January at 9pm. L to R: Kenneth Brown, Louise Ryan, Seamus Tynan and Pat Morrissey.
Locals in Moyglass are organising a ‘Grand’ Fundraiser for Haiti Relief Fund (UNICEF) on this Friday night 29th January in the Village Inn at 9pm. The night’s fundraising will include a sponsored head shaving and body waxing by local celebrities; a table quiz and raffle; and a ‘Monster Auction’ which includes a signed ‘Dunquib’ photo; signed Tipperary jersey; Friesian Heifer Calf (Cashelblue Dairy Herd); large food and wine hamper; cheese hamper; car service voucher; fencing / fuel voucher; bales of briquettes; Gleeson’s Quarry voucher; boxes of wine; Avonmore voucher; artwork; dinner voucher and guided tour of Coolmore Stud; plus many more interesting items on the night.
So please come along and ‘lend a hand’ to this great fundraising effort to support the critical help needed for the millions of people suffering in Haiti.
Military History Group
Kay Neagle is hoping to get a military history group up and running in the Fethard, Clonmel, South Tipperary area. She has put some posters with contact details in various areas and invites anyone interested to let her know. Military history is Kay’s passion and she has extensively travelled France and Flanders and further afield to Gallipoli. She is an active member of the International Guild of Battlefield Guides and The Western Front Association.
Kay’s aspirations for the group would be a coming together of people who share an interest in military history, to share research into family members, battles, actions regiments and to perhaps do field trips. People who are interested in all areas of military history are welcome. Kay can be contacted by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: 086 0655428.
Hope for Tipp against Kerry
Jimmy Fitzgerald, formerly from St. Patrick's Place and now living in Fenit, Co. Kerry.
Jimmy Fitzgerald, formerly from St. Patrick’s Place, Fethard, before emigrating to England and then returning to Ireland to settle in Fenit, Co. Kerry, is a member of Kerry Supporters club and sent us the above photograph. Jim travels quite a bit to away games on the Kerry supporters’ coach, however, whenever Kerry play Tipperary he knows where his loyalties lay and wears the Tipp jersey at the risk of been made walk home.
Jim now feels that Tipperary are a greatly improved team under the guidance of John Evans and is sure they will continue to improve and believes ‘Anything is possible on the day!’ He is even prepared to walk home if it does. Best of luck to the Tipp team.
Scoil Aonghusa, Special Needs School, Cashel, would like to thank the people of Fethard & Killusty for their generous contribution to our church gate collection on the weekend of 16th & 17th January. The amount collected was €1,000.
Boxing Back Big Time
Jack Connolly (red), putting Irish Champion Lee Reeves (blue) under pressure in his succesful fight in the 52kg weight division on Sunday afternoon last at Fethard Ballroom.
A packed Fethard Ballroom watched some very exciting fights last Sunday afternoon at Clonmel Boxing Club’s T.J. Redmond Tournament. This was particularly a great opportunity to see local hero, Jack Connolly, show his stuff in front of a cheering home crowd, and this he did with great effect dismissing Irish Champion Lee Reeves in the 52kg division. The quality of boxing on display on Sunday was top class with exciting close fights in all divisions. One would hope the ballroom will be a regular venue for boxing in the future.
Kathleen Connolly with her family Johnny, James, Mary and William in Fethard Ballroom to cheer on her grandson, Jack Connolly in his bout against Lee Reeve (St. Francis).
Jack Connolly (Clonmel Boxing Club) celebrates his victory over Irish Champion, Lee Reeves (St. Francis) in their 52kg bout in front of his home crowd in Fethard last Sunday.
The ballroom proved a great venue with their recent acquisition of comfortable seating used to great effect. The ballroom committee were also very impressed with Clonmel Boxing Club’s efficiency and politeness shown by all their members when setting up and dismantling for the event.
Photographed at the Clonmel Boxing Club's T.J. Redmond Tournament in Fethard Ballroom are L to R: Liam McCarthy, Joe Keane and John Joe Keane.
Some of the mature Fethard spectators present were trying to recall the last time boxing took place in Fethard and most agreed it was when the Mullinahone club visited the Tirry Community Centre in the ‘Youth Club’ era of the 1970s.
Photographed at the Clonmel Boxing Club's T.J. Redmond Tournament held in Fethard on Sunday afternoon were L to R: T.J. Redmond, Martin Fennessy (President County Board), Bobby Redmond, Gerry O'Mahony (President Munster Council), Billy Keane (President Clonmel Boxing Club) and Dominic O'Rourke (President National Boxing Association).
Bobby Redmond, son of the late T.J. Redmond, presenting 'Boxer of the Tournament' trophy to Pa Doyle from Clonmel following his defeat of Pat HArty from Dungarvan at the Clonmel Boxing Club's T.J. Redmond Tournament held in Fethard on Sunday afternoon. L to R: Bobby Redmond, PA Doyle and Martin Fennessy (President County Board).
Clonmel Boxing Club's Con Sheehan landing a punch on opponent Tommy Sheehan from Athy in his successful Senior Heavyweight bout in Fethard last Sunday.
Clonmel Boxing Club's Kevin Fennessy (left) fighting Eric Donovan from Athy in their Senior Lightweight bout in Fethard last Sunday.
Fethard and Killusty Community Games
Area finals of U14 Juvenile Quiz will take place on Tuesday 9th February in the Youth Cafe, Lower Main Street at 6.30pm.
Table of four with a panel of 6 may compete. All competitors must be under 14 years old before 31st July, 2010 and must live in the parish. Cost is € 2 per competitor. County final will take place in Thurles on 5th March.
County Finals Cross County will take place in Thurles Crokes Field on the Nenagh Road on this Sunday 31st January. Events catered for are U-12 Mixed Distance Relay Boys; U-12 Mixed Distance Relay Girls; U-14 Mixed Distance Relay Boys; U-14 Mixed Distance Relay Girls; U-13 1200m Cross Country and U-13 Mixed. Team of ten to qualify. Children will run individually and first five boys and first five girls over the line, regardless of area, make up the team. All qualifiers will contest the HSE Community Games National Finals, which will take place in Athlone in May. Entry fee is €2 per competitor.
Fethard Ladies Football AGM
Reminder that the AGM of Fethard Ladies Football Club will take place on this Friday night 29th January in the Tirry Centre at 8pm. Your support would be appreciated. All parents and players are especially welcome.
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The numbers drawn on 20th January were: 5, 17, 24 and 29. We had no Jackpot winner and three ‘Match 3’ winners who received €50 each: John Ryan, St. Patricks Place, Fethard; Phil Bergin, c/o N. Ryan; Emma O'Donohoe, Friarsfield, Fethard.
The three following Lucky Dip winners received €50 each: Maisie O'Dwyer, Barrack Street, Fethard; Philly Kenny, Hill View, Fethard; and James Cooney, c/o Tom Purcell.
Next week’s Jackpot continues at €10,000 and the Jackpot sellers prize is €1000.
Bring & Buy Sale raises over €2,000 for Haiti Appeal
The Bring & Buy Sale last Sunday in aid of the Goal Haiti Appeal was a great success. A total of €2,158.50 was raised on the day and lodged in AIB to support Goals' Haiti Appeal fund. Organiser, Deirdre Brady Smith, sends a huge ‘thank you’ to everyone who supported the event, all who helped, brought, baked and bought! Deirdre especially wants to thank Fionnuala, Evie and all the O'Sullivan family for their help; thanks to Joan O'Donohoe, Geraldine McCarthy and all in the Tirry Centre and to all the local shops who supported the event: Laharts and Centra in Killenaule, St. Marys National School in Killenaule, and all the local shops in Fethard who also supported us — McManus's, XL, Spar, Londis, Butlers, McCarthys', Pat Carroll and especially Kenny’s Centra who donated the first prize of a Hamper for the raffle and to Dunnes Stores for a twenty euro voucher. A big thanks also to Liz and Hogans' Toymaster for their large donation of toys and games.
Photographed at the 'Bring and Boy Sale' in aid of the Goal Haiti Appeal at Fethard Tirry Community Centre are L to R: Deirdre Brady Smith (organiser) and Carol Pines.
Photographed at the 'Bring and Boy Sale' in aid of the Goal Haiti Appeal are L to R: Nellie O'Donovan, Cora Breen, Gillian Breen, Jimmy Smith and Margaret Smith.
The results of the raffle are as follows: 1st Prize hamper and voucher went to Bernard Burke, Lisronagh; 2nd Prize - Bobby Clemson, Killenaule Road, Fethard. 3rd Prize - Nellie Donovan, Fr. Tirry Park, Fethard; 4th Prize - Desmond Martin, Fr. Tirry Park, Fethard; 5th Prize - Rosanna Trehy, Barrack Street, Fethard; 6th Prize - Barbara Dargan, c/o Tommy Purcell, Shanline, Fethard.
Photographed at the 'Bring and Boy Sale' in aid of the Goal Haiti Appeal are L to R: Lauren Dowling, Sophia Ryan and Jessica Dowling.
Photographed at the 'Bring and Boy Sale' in aid of the Goal Haiti Appeal are L to R: Aaron Trehy and Eric Fogarty.
Photographed at the 'Bring and Boy Sale' in aid of the Goal Haiti Appeal are L to R: Annie Ryan, Ann-Marie Needham, Amy Needham, Jacqueline Hally and Michael Hally.
Fethard Juvenile GAA Club News
Well folks it’s that time of the year again when our season kicks off and U-14 and U-16s are starting their training on Monday evenings at 7pm in the GAA field. Other age groups will be notified as to when their training recommences. Members are also asked to bring their membership fee with them to training, which is €15 per child and €30 per family. These fees need to be paid on time so that players are covered for insurance purposes and we ask parents to note the importance of paying membership fees on time.
If you did not have the opportunity to purchase any of the club merchandise to date, you will have the chance to do so again at a committee members meeting in the GAA field changing rooms on Saturday 30th January at 11am. You will be able to try on sizes etc and orders will be taken. This is a great deal of €40 for a club hood and t-shirt, so please come along and see what else is on offer.
The club would also like to congratulate Dylan Fitzgerald who represented his club and the south of the county at the inter-county minor football finals over the week-end. Dylan lined out in the number two jersey and was on the winning team that won the shield with a great win over the mid-division. Well done Dylan on a great achievement.
‘Grow It Yourself’ meetings
Grow It Yourself, Clonmel, is one of the many GIY groups that have sprung up over the country in the last year, and its purpose is to encourage anyone who wants to grow something edible, whether a herb in a pot or a full blown vegetable plot/allotment. GIY does this by holding monthly meetings in Clonmel Library (on the last Thursday of each month from 7-8pm sharp!). A speaker gives a 20 minute lecture on a given topic; this is followed by a 'pod' where the audience has a chance to chat amongst themselves in small groups on a given topic also. It is proving very popular but we are also keen to promote the idea in case anyone is interested in coming along. It’s free of charge!
Topics of interest might include seeds, growing in small spaces, keeping pigs, bee keeping, compost making etc. This months meeting will include speaker Mieke Muyllaert, who will talk about gardening in a small space. The pod to follow will be on seeds, where to get, how to store etc. There will also be an update on this months growing calendar.
Fethard Bridge Club
The results of our Bridge game played on 20th January were: 1st Gross - Berney Myles and Alice Quinn; 2nd Gross - Rita Kane and Kay St. John; 1st Nett - Anne O’Dea and Madeleine O’Donnell; 2nd Nett - Annie O’Brien and Marie Delaney.
On Wednesday next, 3rd February, we play the second round of the Player of the Year competition. Anyone looking for a partner contact Berney Myles at 6132038.
Fethard & District Day Care Centre
Fethard & District Day Care Centre will hold a Senior Day on Friday next 29th January from 11am. The Chiropodist and the Public Health Nurse will be in attendance. This service is offered to all our Senior Citizens who do not attend the Day Care. The Fethard & District Day Care Centre would like to welcome back our clients after the Christmas break. This year it was somewhat longer due to the inclement weather.
After losing three weeks hunting during the prolonged spell of heavy frost Tipperary Foxhounds got the show back on the road from Thomastown on Saturday 16th January. The Coolmore lawn meet took place on Monday 18th, attracting a field of fifty mounted followers. From Ballinahinch on Thursday they ran from Hannon’s down through Tim Hayden’s to Paddy Kelly’s where they marked to ground. From near Ballygriffin Bridge they ran to near Kavanagh’s Garage where he got to ground. They finished the day hunting around Thompson’s and Lasna Wood.
The day’s hunting was marred by gale-force winds and torrential rain. Ten out of ten to all concerned - huntsman, whipper-in and the field for persevering in such conditions. The largest field, since opening meet day, of sixty-five riders turned out to greet the Tipps at their Ballyluskey meet on Saturday. Thick fog caused the move-off to be put back forty-five minutes and provided somewhat of a spoilsport until lifting later.
The day concluded, however, with on of the best hunts of the season so far. Finding under Crohane Hill hounds ran two huge circles around Cloughtaney, Ballyluskey, Crohane lower and Ryan’s Hill. Finally their fox crossed the road near Hugh O’Donnell’s entrance to the Plantation near Thomas Hennessey’s. Giving Charlie no respite here, hounds provided excellent hound work, hunting strongly in the covert for twenty minutes finally forcing him out at the top end. Looking as if he was going to run over the hill Charlie must have been feeling the pressure as he did a sharp U-turn, down to the road and hunting back towards the covert.
Hounds were stopped at 4.30pm with a thick fog once again descending. While no great point was reached, this was an excellent hunt of almost an hour, providing great hound work, plenty of galloping and jumping for the field, many returning before the finish, and excellent viewing for the car followers on Crohane Hill. A sincere thanks to the staunch followers who are helping out with our reports, as our days in the field are somewhat limited at present.
The Tipperary Foxhounds promote a fundraising cross-country ride in Moyglass village on Saturday next, 30th January. This event, in aid of Moyglass Community Hall and Killenaule Community Playground, commences at 12 noon. The course comprises of natural hunting ground with a shorter course for beginners and lead-rein. Entry fee is €50 for adults and €20 for children. Further information from Ginny on 086 8371057.
Fethard Rugby Club News
The U19s travelled to Galbally on Saturday night last and put in a great performance but were beaten on a score line of 19-14. It was a classic game of two halves with the Galbally team dominating the first half and going into the break with a 19 point cushion. The Fethard heads were down but coach Pat Walsh discussed a change of team tactics and the rugby played by the Fethard lads in the second half was scintillating. The forwards took on the bigger Galbally pack and set the platform for scrum-half Connor Kavanagh to release the backs with a continuous supply of quick ball which allowed Colm Shanahan put in a ‘man of the match’ performance as he constantly broke the gain line, which in turn released Shane Kavanagh who advanced with speed, off-loading to Eoin O'Connell who ran thirty yards to touch down in the corner. The conversion was expertly taken by Ben Walsh.
At the restart Fethard was again under siege but stout defence allowed Colm Shanahan to rob the ball who in turn off-loaded to Shane Kavanagh who again found Eoin O'Connell who ran all of twenty-five yards to touch down again closer to the posts. This was once again converted by Ben Walsh. Fethard camped on the Galbally line for the remaining fifteen minutes but were denied the winning score.
Owen Healy was introduced for the last fifteen minutes in his first game for the club and showed great potential for the future. Best wishes to James Kavanagh who suffered a hand injury early in the game.
With the White Heathers
Ballyluskey White Heather Harriers got off to a flying start from their meet at Cloneen, on Sunday. From Charlie Lawless’ they were away immediately, running to Cloran Bridge. Short of here their fox turned right-handed and ran back to St. Patrick’s GAA Park in the village. Hunting strongly, hounds crossed Kilbury Lane, then turned left and crossed the Mullinahone Road and ran past Britton’s to the foot of Kylenagranagh Hill. Swinging left here, this good fox crossed the Drangan Road and turned left-handed again. Hounds were now hunting very strongly and they ran to the Cloneen – Fethard road which the fox crossed at the bridge below the village. Hunting straight across the Cloneen – Killusty road they ran back almost to where they found. Here they checked, and lost him.
This was an excellent hunt of forty-minutes, probably on the same fox they hunted over a similar route on their last visit to Cloneen. Drawing Barton’s they hunted down to Cantwell’s, a few times around the covert here and back to Kilbury. Following two short runs from Smith’s and Liam Brett’s, Donie moved across the road to Kylenagranagh. However, as the glorious day of winter sunshine got warmer, scent seemed to deteriorate rapidly and the hunting for the afternoon, even though hounds tried hard, was rather scrappy. Apologies to followers inconvenienced by the mix-up in last Sunday’s date. The White Heathers will definitely meet on Sunday next, 31st January, at Kilvemnon School; Thorny Bridge on Sunday, 7th February and Coolbawn on 14th Sunday at 11am.