Fethard in bloom
Jim Allen (left), keeping Fethard looking good, while having a chat on Main Street with T. J. Sheehan, Killusty.
Fethard Macra ‘Field Evening’ on 13th June
Congratulations to Fethard club officers, Michael Moclair and Fiona Shanahan, who were recently elected as development and competition officers on the South Tipperary Executive.
Fethard Macra are organising a field evening and tag rugby tournament in the Community Field in Fethard on Sunday, 13th June from 1.30pm to 5pm. There will be many activities for all the family on the day. Activities planned include: Gladiator, Guess the Weight, Stocks, Penalty Shoot Out, Relay Races, Round Bale Rolling, Egg & Spoon, Welly Throwing, Fethard Macra’s ‘World of Amazing Animals’, Tug of War, Face Painting and much more. There will also be barbecue food and an ice cream van on site on the day. Entry is free. This is ideal outing for anybody looking for a fun way to spend a Sunday evening.
Any local teams interested in entering the Tag Rugby Tournament please contact Michael on 087 9019443.
The next club meeting will take place on Friday, 4th June in Butlers Bar at 9pm. Anybody interested in coming along please contact Michael 087 9019443.
Youth Centre official opening this Friday
Cllr. Liam Ahearn, Chairman South Tipperary County Council, will officially open Fethard Youth Centre on Friday 4th June at 7.30pm. The Community Council are proud to have such a facility now available for the youth of Fethard and invite all members of the community to come along on Friday 4th June to celebrate the official opening, commencing at 7pm.
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The numbers drawn on 26th May were: 16, 18, 26 and 31. We had no Jackpot winner and no ‘Match 3’ winner so the following drawn tickets won €50: Patrick Bergin, Clonmel; Catherine & Eamon Kennedy, Cois Falla, Fethard; John Morrissey, Brittas, Cashel.
The three following Lucky Dip winners received €50 each: Margaret Doocey, Abbey Road, Fethard; Alice Lawrence, Woodvale Walk, Fethard; and Kevin O'Donnell, Monroe, Fethard.
Next week’s Jackpot continues at €10,000 and the Jackpot sellers prize is €1000.
Fired by Bees
Local potter, Dóirín Saurus preparing for 'Fired by Bees' - a colourful exhibition to celebrate biodiversity! Works in Clay, glass, felt and silver on show at the County Museum Clonmel from the 3rd to 19th June.
Workshops have been taking place at Crampscastle Pottery for the exhibition ‘Fired By Bees’, which will take place at the County Museum Clonmel from the 3rd to 19th June.
This multimedia exhibition is a homage to the honey bee and her bumbling relations. The exhibition is an initiative of the heritage office to highlight the vital and complex role the bee plays in the cycle of life. This colourful exhibition is part of the ‘B4 Biodiversity’ campaign as part of International Year of Biodiversity.
Along with the ceramics from Dóirín Saurus's Crampscastle workshops, Dóirín has also invited artists who work in glass, silver, stone and felt. Amongst the exhibitors are Rory Donohoe (silver), Maura Whelan (glass), Diane Reid (porcelain), Una Ni Sheaghdha (felt) and Miriam Robinson (painting installation). Lyn Mather is creating a mandala.
The children from Killurney National School are also contributing a group ceramic piece of bees and flowers to the exhibition.
There will be talks and workshops during the course of the exhibition. Watch out for John Feehan's talk on the honeybee on the10th June at 7pm.
This project has been kindly supported by The Heritage Council and South Tipperary County Council Heritage Office. Please note that the Museum is closed 8th June.
The death has occurred in Cahir on 10th May of Mr. Johnny Lyttleton, formerly from Mockler’s Terrace, Fethard. Interment took place in Cahir.
Fethard GAA Club News
This weekend will see the Intermediate Hurlers play Round 4 on Friday 4th June against Fr Sheehys in Cahir at 7.30pm and on Bank Holiday Monday 7th June we commence the Junior Football A South Championship when we play Newcastle in Round 1 in Ned Hall Park at 7.30pm.
The best of luck to all our members who are sitting school exams starting on Wednesday 9th June.
Our lotto Jackpot of €2,500 was not won. The numbers drawn were 14, 20, 28 and 32. We had no match three winners so the following tickets won €30 each: Josie Fitzgerald (Kiltinan, Fethard), Siobhan Meagher (Baptistgrange, Lisronagh), Mary Coen (Killusty, Fethard), Stephanie Fitzgerald (Monroe, Fethard), Bernie Byrne (Claremore, Fethard). The €50 Lucky Dip was won by to Kate Ahearne (Abbey View, Fethard). Thanks to AIB Mains Street for providing the tickets.
Credit Union new opening hours
Fethard & District Credit Union, now amalgamated with Clonmel, will extend their opening hours from 4th June. On Fridays, opening hours are now from 10am to 12.30pm and from 1.30pm to 5.15pm. Saturday’s opening hours are from 10am to 12.30pm and from 1.30pm to 4pm.
Corpus Christi Procession this Sunday
The annual Corpus Christi Procession takes place on this coming Sunday evening, 6th June, at 7pm, commencing from outside Fethard Parish Church and proceeding to the Augustinian Abbey. All are invited to come along.
The custom of carrying the Blessed Sacrament in procession through the town on Corpus Christi Day developed in the early fourteenth century. During the later Middle Ages these processions developed into splendid pageants of devotion and honour to the Blessed Sacrament.
‘Off The Wall’ on sale now
The annual publication of Fethard Patrician Presentation Secondary School’s yearbook, ‘Off The Wall’ is now on sale at the school and in local bookshops at €10 each. This year’s issue is packed with articles and full colour photographs of school classes and events. These collectors’ items are a credit to the transition year students and their editorial team who compile the information and raise funds for publication. Get your copy now!
Tidy Towns ‘Cake Sale’ on Sunday
Fethard primary school pupils are currently participating in a ‘Litter Awareness’ art competition for Fethard Tidy Towns. Judging will take place on Saturday 5th June and the winning entries will be displayed on Main Street, formerly Dillon’s Chemist, on Sunday 6th June at 11.30am. In conjunction with this event there will also be a cake sale to assist with Tidy Towns fundraising. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
The organising committee would like to sincerely thank Jimmy and Fionnuala O’Sullivan for their kindness in allowing the use of their premises.
Fethard ICA Guild
Fethard ICA will hold their next meeting on Tuesday 8th June at the usual time of 8pm in the ICA Hall, Rocklow Road. Hostesses for catering are the ‘Yellow Group’.
Well done to all the guilds who took part in the Federation Centenary Concert held in Halla na Feile, Cashel, on Wednesday 26th May. A wonderful night's entertainment was provided by the members.
Congratulations to Peggy O'Brien, Ballingeary Guild, on being elected Munster Vice-President. Peggy was installed at the Council meeting held in Adare on 27th May. A large group from South Tipperary Federation travelled to Adare to support her. It is the first time that a candidate from South Tipperary has held that post. We wish Peggy much success on her appointment, over the coming three years.
Boys and girls from Fethard who received the Sacrament of First Holy Communion on Saturday 8th May. Children are Ashley Bradshaw, Emma Jane Burke, Sarah Carroll, Megan Earl, Margaret Fitzgerald, Megan Hackett, Laura Kiely, Chloe Nolan, Rachel Prout, Andrea Pyke, Sinead Regan, Lucy Spillane, Darragh Hurley, Eric Costin, Aaron Trehy, Adam O'Sullivan, Andrew Phelan, Richard Anglim, Robert Hackett and Ben Murphy. Also included are Fr. Anthony McSweeney, and teachers Ms Maureen Maher (Nano Nagle National School) and Ms Patricia Treacy (St. Patrick's Boys School).
Deputy Mattie McGrath will hold an Advice Clinic on Friday 4th June in the Castle Inn Bar, Fethard at 8.30pm. All are welcome!
Another victory for Jack
Just four weeks after winning his 3rd All-Ireland title, Jack Connolly, The Green, a member of Clonmel Boxing club was on the winners podium again, after putting in a spectacular display on how boxing should be fought and won.
All roads led to Cork on 30th May to the Leeside Lough Boxing clubs Annual Tournament, where Jack was up against John Keenan from Mahon Lough Boxing club, Cork City. Jack looking lean and in perfect condition was too strong and fast for the Cork boxer, and after giving him two standing counts in the first 40 seconds of the second round, the referee stopped the contest, and Jack won on a technical knockout.
This victory was even more sweet as this was Jacks first contest at 57kgs, after moving up from 54kgs, and was very much within his comfort zone.
The season is coming to a close soon and a well-deserved rest is long overdue for Jack, after another fantastic year in the life of this very popular young boxer. Again Jack well done on a brilliant performance.
Fethard Juvenile GAA Club
This is what it's all about - Michael Earl and Dean Kenny-Walsh enjoying the game for Fethard U-12 Juveniles
It is with some regret but also great pride, that our U-12 C team lost out to the bigger and better team of Clonakenny in our bid for the county semifinal win last week. What a display of Gaelic football from the teams and what a display of support from the spectators. A game to remember!
Without a shadow of a doubt the dedication of Willie Morrissey, Willie Quigley and our team earned Fethard the last Under-12C South championship of the GAA. A little bit of history is being made this year in all the Under-12 categories. It is only fitting that we name all our lads and lassies on the team: Harry Butler, Sally Butler, Megan Coen, Kate Davy, Adam Dorney, Michael Earl, Matthew Lynch, Darragh Lynch, Megan McCarthy, Ross McCormack, Joseph O'Connor, Molly O'Meara, Thomas O’Reilly, Tony O'Reilly, Liam Quigley, Dean Walsh-Kenny, Rebecca Walsh-Kenny, Jack Ward, Nathan Costin, Dean Dorney, Eric Fogarty, Jess McCormack, Thomas Morgan, Eoin O'Donovan, Andrew Phelan, Tom Sheehan and Jonathan Hennessey. The future of Fethard GAA is in the hands of volunteers, parents and, of course, the players. Roll on the hurling!
We will hold a Cúl Camp registration/information evening on Monday 14th June from 7pm-8pm, those of you who have already booked your place will be able to pay on this night. This is your last chance to guarantee a place and be supplied with a full 'kit package'. Please don't leave it too late!
We are the last camp of the season therefore we need to get our order for 'kit packages' in immediately. Your can assure you place now by texting Annette O'Donovan on 086 8120513 with name, date of birth and contact phone number. You can also text Ann Fleming on 086 8963925 with the same information. We also need some parents to help with running this year’s Cúl Camp. If you are available and interested, please come along to the information evening on Monday 14th June.
The U-12 Hurling Championship fixtures are already in circulation and we will keep you posted. Please remember helmets are compulsory and you cannot train or play without one. At the present time Cooper helmets are not covered by GAA insurance.
Our U-14s are out on Tuesday 1st June in the South semifinal against Fr. Sheehys, in Ned Hall Park. We wish our lads the best of luck and hope to have some good news to report next week.
Kyle Walsh represented Fethard on the South Tipp team this weekend, scoring six points for his side who came away with the shield after beating Mid Tipp. Well done Kyle.
U-16 training takes place on Mondays and Thursdays at 6.45pm. Those taking exams are welcome to join in the training but are excused if not present. Good luck to those of you who are about to sit exams.
Our next committee meeting takes place on Tuesday 15th June at 7.30pm.
Fethard and Killusty Community Games
Laura Kiely, Coolmoyne, photographed with her dad, Sean, at Fethard and Killusty Community Games athletics
Fethard and Killusty Community Games held their area athletics finals on Tuesday last in glorious conditions. Results as follows.
Girls U-8 60m: 1st Ava Ward, Garrinch; 2nd Annica O’Connor, Rocklow Rd; 3rd Laura Harrington, Garrinch.
Boys U-8 60m: 1st Ryan Walsh, Killenaule Road; 2nd Michael Quinlan, Tullamaine; 3rd Shane Neville Kilknockin.
Girls U-8 80m: 1st Laura Harrington, Garrinch; 2nd Nell Spillane, Tullamaine; 3rd Aine Ryan.
Boys U-8 80m: 1st Richard Robinson; 2nd Shane Neville, Kilknockin; 3rd Josh Nevin, Cashel Road.
Girls U-10 100m: 1st Lucy Spillane, Tullamaine; 2nd Megan Hackett; 3rd Laura Kiely, Coolmoyne.
Boys U-10 100m: 1st Ben Coen, Killusty; 2nd Darragh Lynch, Coolmore; 3rd Conor Harrington, Garrinch.
Girls U-10 200m: 1st Chloe Nolan; 2nd Laura Kiely, Coolmoyne; 3rd Hannah Dolan.
Boys U-10 200m: 1st Conor Harrington, Garrinch; 2nd Peter Wall, Knockelly; 3rd Robert Hackett.
Girls U-12 100m: 1st Laura Stocksborough, Ballyvaden; 2nd Amy Cowlard.
Boys U-12 100m: 1st Liam Quigley, Redcity; 2nd Luke Coen, Killusty; 3rd Joseph O’Connor, Rocklow Road.
Boys U-12 600m: 1st Jack Dolan, Coolmore; 2nd Joseph O’Connor, Rocklow Road; 3rd Jack Ward, Garrinch.
Girls U-14 100m: 1st Annie Prout, Derryluskin; 2nd Cassandra Needham.
Boys U-14 100m: 1st Mike Earle; 2nd Luke Grant, The Valley; 3rd Matthew Lynch, Coolmore.
Girls U-14 Long Jump: Kate Quigley, Redcity.
Boys U-14 800m: 1st Matthew Lynch, Coolmore; 2nd Connie Coen.
Tots U-4: 1st Jake Coen, Killusty; 2nd Andrew Wall, Knockelly; 3rd Emily Spillane, Tullamaine.
Girls Tots U-6: 1st Lily O Mahoney, Tullamaine; 2nd Kelly Ryan; 3rd Hannah Sheehy, Garrinch.
Boys Tots U-6: 1st Robert Wall, Knockelly; 2nd Sean Moroney; 3rd Conor Neville, Kilknockin.
The first two in all races other than the Tots U-4 and U-6 have all qualified for the county finals which will take place on Sunday 27th June in Templemore, commencing at 11.30am.
Thanks to the GAA committee for use of their facility and to all those who gave up their time to help.
Photographed at Fethard and Killusty Community Games athletics are L to R: Aoife and Willie Morrissey, and Kate Quigley.
L to R: Conor Harrington, Robert Hackett and Peter Wall who all won medals at Fethard and Killusty Community games athletics.
Gillian Burke, Lily O'Mahoney, Hannah Sheehy, Heather Spillane and Emily Spillane photographed at Fethard and Killusty Community Games athletics.
The Hackett twins, Robert and Megan, who both won medals at Fethard and Killusty Community games athletics photographed with their mum Noreen.
Kelvin Ryan had his eye on the ball at Fethard and Killusty Community Games athletics
Marty Davey and his daughter Emily photographed at Fethard and Killusty Community games athletics
The Coen brothers, Luke Ben and Ethan from Killusty, photographed at Fethard and Killusty Community Games athletics.
Group photographed at Fethard and Killusty Community Games athletics.