Country Market Closed this Friday Due to adverse weather conditions Fethard Country Market will remain closed this Friday 3rd December.
Photographic Art Workshop Due to the severe weather we are experiencing at the moment, the opening of the Photographic Art Project in the Fethard Youth Centre will not take place on Wednesday, 1st December, as planned. It will be rescheduled for a later date, yet to be decided.
Youth Centre closed due to weather
Due to the bad weather the leaders wish to inform all members that the youth center will not be opening tonight (Monday 29th November). This decision was taken for the safety of our members on the roads and due to the forcast for tonight.
We will hope to be opening as normal next Monday. A message will be sent out to all members. If you know of others travelling to the center we would ask that you spread the word to avoid unneccesary travel. Thanks!
The death has occurred
on Thursday, 25th November, of Jim Connolly, The Valley, Fethard.
Requiem Mass took place in Holy Trinity Parish Church on Saturday 27th November followed by interment in Redcity Cemetery.
The death has occurred on Friday, 26th November, of Brother Raymond Forde of Patrician Brothers, Tullow, Co. Carlow, and late of Glanworth, Co. Cork.
Bro Raymond Forde was appointed principal of St. Patrick’s Boys National School, Fethard, in September 1984, and was the last Patrician Brother to teach in the school up to his retirement on 30th June 1993. The first lay teacher, Mr Eamonn Dwyer, was appointed principal 1st July 1993.
Interment took place in Saint Patrick's Cemetery, Tullow.
Sixth class pupils from St. Patrick's Boys School, Fethard, the last class taught by a Patrician Brother in Fethard. Photograph taken with the late Bro Raymond Forde outside the Monastery on 21st June, 1993. Back L to R: Conor McCarthy, Karol Maher, Bobby Roche, Declan Allen, Kenneth O'Donnell, M.J. Croke, James Roche and Justin Ward. Third Row L to R: Joseph Keane, Michael Costello, Michael Carroll, Desmond Ward, Richard O'Donnell, Norman Bradshaw, Jason Nevin and Adrian Kenrick. Second Row L to R: Keith Woodlock, Cian Maher, Paul Meaney, Nicky Murphy, John Fitzgerald, Alan Phelan, Conor O'Donnell and Robert Wallace. Front Row L to R: Dermot Burke, Kevin O'Donnell, Tony Spillane, Brother Raymond Forde, James Murphy, Mark Condon and Michael Purcell.
Photographic Art Workshop
Pictured above are participants who took part in the photographic art workshop held in the Fethard Youth Centre.
A photographic art workshop took place recently in the Fethard Youth Centre under the direction of local art teacher, Pat Looby. The workshop, entitled 'Composition and Context', took as its theme a sense of place and time through the medium of photography. South Tipperary County Council, Arts Services, facilitated the project.
Their original artwork will be on permanent display in the Youth Centre and will be on view to the public at a later date, to be decided. Further details will be published on this site.
Fethard and Killusty Community Games
The annual general meeting of Fethard and Killusty Community Games will take place on Monday night, November 29, in the Tirry Community Centre at 8pm. We are very anxious to see new faces so please make this a date for your diary.
We intend to include art, athletics, GAA events, Gymnastics, Mini Rugby and Tag Rugby, Swimming, Volleyball, Table Quiz and any other event that children may be interested in on our calendar of events for 2011.
We are making a special appeal to parents and club mentors to please come along to discuss age groups and advise us as to what teams we can enter that we can be reasonably sure will take part. Every year there is a problem of teams entering for the sake of it and then failing to make deadlines. Our intentions are good but if we do not get the support of those involved there is no point in entering something we cannot fulfill. Please give us one hour of your time. It is more important than ever now to keep young involved in healthy lifestyles and off the street. All are welcome.
Organising committee and guests photographed at the launch of South Tipperary Macra's 'New Year Ball'. Front L to R: Noel McGrath (Tipperary hurler), Una Ryan, Stephen Walsh, Sherine Prendergast (Queen of the Land 2010), Annabel Kehoe (International Miss Macra 2010 from Wicklow), Heather Lee (Clonmel Park Hotel), Ellen O'Donnell, Michael Moclair, Fiona Shanahan. Back L to R: Darren Fahey, Kevin Byrne and Kieran McGrath.
As part of the 'county exchange programme' members of Waterford Macra made their way to Clonmel last Saturday night to socialise with members of South Tipp Macra. The night started off in Hotshots bowling club in Powerstown after which members retired to Eldon's to begin a night on the tiles. The 'county exchange' initiative is a great way for members from various clubs and counties to 'bounce' ideas and to form a better network within Macra circles.
Fethard Macra would like to congratulate Dundrum Macra member, Sherine Prendergast who was recently crowned 'Queen of the land' in Tullamore. Sherine represented Dundrum in the competition and is well known to us here in Fethard and is a very active person within Macra. She fought off stiff competition against twenty-seven other competitor's. We wish her all the best.
South Tipp volleyball continues weekly at 9pm every Friday in Clerihan hall. Everyone from the region is encouraged to come along. Soccer takes place every two weeks on Friday nights in Clonmel rugby club.
A number of our Macra Club took part in last weekend's Slievenamon Musical society's production of 'Me and My Girl'. The show went down a storm and they would like to thank all Fethard Macra member's who made the effort to come and support the show on the nights.
For more information on Fethard Macra see our Bebo page or phone our chairperson, David on 087 9454384.
Rugby Club Christmas Party
Fethard & District Rugby Club will host a Christmas Party in the Ballroom on December 18. The evening will commence with a mulled wine reception at 8pm, before dinner at 8.30pm. There will be a full bar facility, and dancing until late. With tickets keenly priced at only €35, the Christmas Party would be a great way to celebrate with work colleagues, or with family and friends.
You don't have to be a member of the club to join us - and you will be assured of a warm welcome on the night. So make a date, pick up your tickets from any committee member, from O'Sullivan's Pharmacy, or call 087 1600722. Looking forward to hearing from you!
Thanks from River Rescue crew
The members of Carrick-on-Suir River Rescue would like to thank the people of Fethard and the organising girls for their very kind contribution of €3,810 towards their funds.
"Only for people like you we would not be able to provide as good a service as we do. Our members are very proficient at carrying out their duties on the river, but our fundraising leaves a lot to be desired and we appreciate any help we can get in that regard."
"We do not and never have received any funding from any Government body. Our members are all volunteers and do not benefit in any way financially; all moneys received go towards equipment and the running of the service."
Thank you again, it is very much appreciated. Yours sincerely, Michael Hickey, Chairman, Carrick-on-Suir River Rescue.
Table Quiz at The Castle for South Tipperary Hospice
Photographed the Table Quiz at The Castle in aid of South Tipperary Hospice L to R: Joe Ryan, Brendan Ryan (home from England) and William Breen
Runners up in the Table Quiz at The Castle in aid of South Tipperary Hospice L to R: T.J. Sheehan, Michael Fitzpatrick, James St. John and Tom Kearney
Photographed the Table Quiz at The Castle in aid of South Tipperary Hospice L to R: Irene Sharpe, Noel Sharpe and Joan Conlon (South Tipperary Hospice)
Winners of the Table Quiz at The Castle in aid of South Tipperary Hospice L to R: Davy Maher, John O'Meara, Billy Butler and Kevin Whyte.
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The numbers drawn on November 17, were: 9, 25, 27 and 31. We had no jackpot winner and two 'Match Three' winners who received €75: Jimmy and Carmel Butler, Garrinch, Fethard; and Michael Cahill (online ticket).
The three following 'Lucky Dip' winners won €50 each: Kitty O'Donnell, Slievenamon Close, Fethard; Paddy Ryan, Douglas, Cork; and Sinead Delahunty, Castlehiggins, Fethard.
Remember you can purchase your lotto ticket online at fethard.com. Buy seven weekly tickets and get one free! Check on the website for lots of special offers. Next week's Jackpot will start at €3,300 and the Jackpot sellers prize is €330. All proceeds go towards community work in Fethard.
Table Quiz in aid of Irish Wheelchair Association
A Table Quiz will be held in Gaule's Bar on this Friday, November 26, in aid of the South Tipperary Branch of the Irish Wheelchair Association.
Radiant Health Classes
Tai Chi, Chi Kung and Meditation taster classes for four weeks, will start November 25, Thursday nights from 7.30pm to 9pm in the Tirry Centre, Fethard.
Sponsored ride for 'The Hope Foundation'
Local schoolgirls, Phoebe Moore and Holly Wells, photographed on a sponsored 10 km ride in the woods near Clonmel to raise money for 'The Hope Foundation', which was set up to help the poor people in the streets of Calcutta. The charity's primary focus is aiding vulnerable women and street children. Phoebe goal is to raise €3,000 which will allow her to travel to Calcutta as well as giving €2,000 to 'The Hope Foundation'. Anyone who would like to contribute to this worthy cause can send a cheque made out to Phoebe Moore, Sladagh, Fethard, Co.Tipperary.
Jacob Family enquiry
My brother William David Jacob, from Clonmel Co. Tipperary, is a relation of Philomena Jacob from Clonmel. It's over 40 years since he made contact with the family. He is a distant relative and we have been only able to trace back to nearly a century ago. I believe the family are from Silverfort in Fethard, but we are having trouble finding them.
William is contracted abroad a lot and his last Jacob memory leads him to Philomena Jacob. I am doing this trace for him, and we are hoping that we may find her or other family members through your newspaper. I would be delighted for any information.
Yours sincerely, Gwen Bond, on behalf of William David Jacob. My phone numbers are: 094 9651867 and 087 2628191. Email: email@example.com
Fethard & District Day Care Centre will hold their annual Christmas Bazaar in the Tirry Community Centre on this Thursday, November 25. A 'Monster Raffle' will also run in conjunction with the Bazaar and your support will be much appreciated.
Ladies Football Club
Last Saturday week saw the curtain come down on our season when our under-18 girls took on hot favourites Ardfinnan in the county final. The girls gave a performance of football that surpassed all expectations and a game where the best team lost.
Well done to Ardfinnan on their two point victory. Thanks to all our under-18s for a fantastic year and to Tommy Sheehan and Tom Anglim for all your time and effort.
County under-13 Development – Well done to Katie Butler, Jessie McCarthy and Ciara Tillyer who all played for Tipperary last Saturday in the Munster under-13 blitz held in Cahir. The girls played against Cork, Kerry and Clare and played very well. Looking forward to seeing you all wearing the Tipp jersey in 2011.
Now that our year has ended it has been a fantastic year for Fethard Ladies Football having entered five teams in championships, they all reached county finals with pride of place going to our juniors having completed two in a row. Also to our G4Ms on reaching Croke Park in a historic year that will live in all our minds.
On behalf of the club I would like to thank all our players, mentors, parents, supporters and sponsors for making 2010 a great year and we look forward to continued success in 2011.
Cemetery Prayers November
The Rosary will be prayed in all our local cemeteries during the month of November. On this coming Sunday, November 28, Kiltinan at 3pm; Kilmaclugh 3.30pm and Killusty after 10am Mass.
The Tipperary Foxhounds at Poulmucka on Tuesday, November 15, had a short run from Minogue's to the Clonmel – New Inn road. Finding in Donegal hounds caught him on top very quickly. Moving on to Breen's they had a very good forty minutes. Quickly away from this small covert they ran to the Furry Glen. Through here they hunted strongly back to where they found. They ran through Ballyrichard to the old castle where they crossed the lane. On towards Loughkent they fairly flew through the large fields here. Going on they ran by the graveyard to Ms Clare Ryan's and on towards New Inn where they marked to ground close to the New Inn sports centre.
The rest of the week did not turn out quite so good for the Tipps. Both at Drangan on Thursday and Ballingarry on Saturday the Tipperary Foxhounds failed to find a fox on either day. A few long-time followers cannot recall the Tipps having two successive blank days. Certainly a most unusual occurrence even in the days when fox pelts were up to £30 each and foxes were being snared in huge numbers.
With the White Heathers
Sunday last saw a very good turn out for the Ballyluskey White Heather Harriers meet at Clonacody. The quarry adjacent to the meet proved blank, though hounds did mark cold in a nearby earth. Finding on Killerk Rock hounds had a good run through Grant's and Clery's and were going well on to Market Hill where live electric fences halted proceedings. Moving back across the road they found in Ballinlough Bog, they ran towards the Golf Course swinging back to Mocker's where he went to ground near Donoughmore Bridge. From the big covert in Ballyhomeen they hunted over to Mr Matt Hennessey's and to ground.
A fox viewed entering the Ash Grove provided a good finish to a good day. Quickly going to ground he bolted when hounds were withdrawn. Running down by Walsh's to the Moyle River he turned right-handed to Hennessey's. Turning here again hounds hunting well ran back towards Killerk catching him on top here. Scent or rather lack of it, which proved a spoil sport at Loughcopple, was much improved on Sunday. Good early in the morning, failing a bit in Ballinlough as often happens, it improved immensely as the afternoon grew colder, hounds hunting really well to end a most enjoyable day.
The White Heathers meet on Sunday next, November 28, at Fethard Rectory (Lawn Meet) and on Sunday, December 5, at Ballyluskey.
Rugby Club Match Reports
Fethard J2s faced Galbally in the Gleeson League in Fethard on Sunday afternoon last. Declan Doyle was first to convert a penalty and then P.J. Morrissey scored a great opportunist try which Declan converted. The game moved from side to side and was level 10-10 at half time. Fethard brought on Cian Moloney, Niko Hynes and Nigel O'Connell and finished stronger winning 27-15. Thanks to all the ladies who catered for both teams at our new clubhouse.
Our under-7s had two games against Galbally and Kilfeacle working well as a team. Great ball handling from Michael Ryan, Ben Ruttle, Connor Neville and James Ryan kept up the fast pace resulting in plenty of tries for Fethard.
A great day also for our under-8s in Galbally, with two wins and great tries from Eva, Conor Walsh, Michael Scully and Oisín Smullen. Well done all. Training Friday at 6.45pm.
Our under-12s only played Kilfeacle as Galbally didn't field a team. Kilfeacle started better leading 2-0 at half time. The second half saw a completely different side and with good straight running and quick off-loading saw Fethard put a try on the board. Looking forward to seeing everybody training on Friday remember to wrap up warm.
Fethard under-13s faced a strong Waterpark team in Fethard on Sunday morning. The bigger Waterpark team scored a try but the 'never say die' Fethard team fought hard until Gary Kavanagh crashed over for a fine try. Fethard had the upper hand now and some great passing movements saw Richie Ivors cross for a great try. Waterpark came back in the second half to level the scores and that was the way it finished.
Fethard under-15s hosted Waterford City and the match started with both sides being a bit nervous until Adam Fitzgerald unselfishly passed to Kyle Walsh for the first try. Thomas MacGabhan had to retire through injury. Kieran Whyte gave a master class in tackling. Fethard hacked the ball downfield and managed to retain possession for Darren Prout to score a superb try in the corner. Waterford came back strong to score a try.
The second half was evenly matched. Cian O'Connell and Matthew Walsh kept the pressure on the opposition. Tommy Anglim passed to James Byrnes who burst through for his first try for Fethard.
Fethard replied to a City try but, in the rejoicing, let the Waterford City's centre slice through the middle for their third try, which they converted, making it a very even match. Fethard eventually came out on the right side at 22 points to 17. Training on Friday at 8pm
Our under-19s travelled to Kilfeacle, for a very tough game in which we lost our scrum half in the first minute of the half with a serious back injury. We wish Christy a speedy recovery. We settled somewhat in the second half and finished the game well, but at the wrong end of the scoreboard.
Last call for Emigrants Newsletter articles
Last call to all secretaries and club correspondents to submit their reports for inclusion in this year's Emigrants Annual Newsletter as soon as possible to Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road. Reports should be typed or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org Alternatively they can be handed in to Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road, Fethard.
We also welcome individual articles (long or short), stories of long ago, funny incidents, photographs, particularly old class photographs or photographs of local characters.
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'Stella Days' on RTE Radio RTE Radio programme 'Arena' visited Fethard to interview locals about the making of 'Stella Days'. The film 'Stella Days' has just started shooting in the Tipperary town of Fethard. Report by Jacqui Corcoran broadcast on Thursday 18th November. Click 'Play Button' on Radio to listen to programme.
Local girls photographed with Amy Huberman in the Town Hall, left Emily Graafland, Claire Gunn and Claire Tierney.