The death has occurred on Friday 22nd April of Fr. Timmy Walsh OSA at St. Augustine's, Ballyboden, Dublin 16.
Remains will arrive in Fethard at 6.45pm on Easter Sunday and will stop outside Calvary Cemetery where mourners can join and walk from there to the Augustinian Abbey to arrive at 7pm.
Requiem Mass at 12 noon on Easter Monday followed by burial in Ballylanders, Co. Limerick. For travel directions to Ballylanders contact Vincent Murphy at 086 8119625.
The death has occurred on Thursday, 21st April, of Annie Ryan, (née Slattery) of St. Patrick's Place, Fethard.
Reposing at her residence on Friday, 22nd April, from 5pm to 8pm.
Funeral Service on Easter Saturday in Holy Trinity Parish Church, Fethard, at 11am, followed by burial in Calvary Cemetery.
Gaules Pub fundriser for Emmet Daly
Photographed at the presentation of a cheque for €500 to Emmet Daly, a member of the Irish Power Wheelchair Football Club who will represent Ireland in the World Cup Power Chair Soccer Championship which will be held in Spain in September. The cheque was the proceeds of a Table Quiz organised by the Tipperary Branch of the Irish Wheelchair Association held at Gaules Pub, Fethard, on Friday 15th April. Best of luck Emmet from Tipperary Branch of the IWA and from Gaules Pub, Fethard. L to R: John Ryan (IWA), Kieran Gaule, Emmet Daly and Marie Claire McNickol.
New get fit gym for Fethard Drangan Cloneen area
Fed up of having to travel to Clonmel or beyond for a decent workout? Well don't be, because in Rathkenny, Fethard, on the farm of Denis McGrath a new outdoor work out boot camp has only just taken off. For an hour each Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings, from 7pm to 8pm, people are gathering and making the most of these lovely long nights to meet up, workout and feel good.
The workout suits all levels of fitness all you do is try your best for the whole workout. The boot camp is being run by two former members of the twelfth battalion Clonmel; Jeff Alan from Dungarvan who has also spent many years with the elite army ranger wing, and Colm McGrath the local man whose philosophy in life is that, one should always be fit enough to take part in any activity sport or game at any time and never be left out of the fun.
If you think you might be interested in taking part in the boot camp or if you would like to try out our 'Gi Joe/Gi Jane' challenge (a fun and games filled afternoon for groups, over 10 years) then contact Colm on 086 3502360.
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
Tommy Shine, winner of the €6,000 Fethard Community Lotto Jackpot, receiving his prize from Jimmy Connolly, Treasurer, Fethard & Killusy Community Council. L to R: Jimmy Connolly, Tommy SHine, Joan O'Donohoe (Community Office) and Arthur Daly, winner of €600 for selling the winning jackpot ticket.
The numbers drawn on April 13 were: 5, 6, 13 and 17. We had no Jackpot winner and two 'Match 3' winners who received €75 each: Michael Conway, St. Patrick's Place, Fethard; and Lory Dineen, Tramore (online customer).
The three following 'Lucky Dip' winners also won €50 each: Mary Horan, Kilkennybeg, Killenaule; G. Bridges, c/o The Castle Inn, Fethard; and Nellie Ryan, St. Patrick's Place, Fethard.
Remember you can purchase your lotto ticket online at www.fethard.com. Buy seven weekly tickets and get one free! Check on the website for lots of special offers including a chance to win a full set of jerseys for your sport's club. Next week's Jackpot commences at €3,150 and the Jackpot sellers prize is €315. All proceeds go towards community work in Fethard.
Easter Week Ceremonies
Fethard Parish Church
Holy Thursday: Mass of the Lord's Supper 8pm.
Good Friday: Stations of the Cross 3pm; Celebration of the Lord's Passion 8pm.
Holy Saturday: Easter Vigil 8pm.
Easter Sunday: Mass at 8.30am and 11am.
Holy Thursday: Mass of the Lord's Supper 7.30pm.
Good Friday: of the Lord's Passion 3pm; Stations of the Cross at 7.30pm.
Holy Saturday: Easter Vigil 7.30pm.
Easter Sunday: Masses at 9.30am and 11.30am.
Church of the Sacred Heart, Killusty
Holy Thursday: Mass of the Lord's Supper 8pm.
Good Friday: Celebration of the Lord's Passion 8pm; Stations of the Cross 3pm.
Holy Saturday: Easter Vigil 8pm.
Easter Sunday: Mass at 10am.
Ladies Football Club
Fethard junior girls have had a great start to their league campaign with wins over Mullinahone and Cappawhite and a narrow defeat to Boherlahan last Saturday. Great start girls to our first season in the B grade.
Fethard's Under 16 Ladies team played their first championship game on Sunday, April 17, beating Moycarkey on a scoreline of 6-07 to 1-02. Pictured are Back L to R: Lorna Walsh, Hannah Stapleton, Roisin O'Regan, Emma Morrissey, Ciara Tillyer, Evie O'Sullivan, Annie Prout, Christine Fitzgerald, Aine Phelan, Emma Walsh, Middle L to R: Karen Hayes, Rachel Delaney, Sophie Meehan, Lucy Butler, Amy Pollard (captain), Ellen Walsh, Jessie Ryan, Aobh O'Shea. Front L to R: Kate Guinan, Cliodhna O'Connor, Nell Trehy, Jessie McCarthy, Katie Butler, Aine Proudfoot and Niamh Shanahan. (Photo by Kieran Butler)
Our under 16s started their championship last Sunday evening in Littleton with a great win over Moycarkey on the scoreline of Fethard 6-07, Moycarkey 1-02. Great start to the championship.
Our U12s are continuing their build up to the championship and have had a series of challenge matches against Clerihan and Brian Ború. We wish them the best of luck for the forthcoming championship.
Our U6/ U8/ U10s continue to train every Saturday morning at 11am with great numbers attending. It is great to see the next generation of ladies footballers on the way and new girls are always welcome. Well done to all involved.
The club would like to thank all our players who helped out with our recent bag packing weekend in Tesco.
Business and Tourism Group
One of the recommendations that emerged from the Community Council's six-week development programme with facilitator Ailbhe Harrington was the need for a business association and tourism group in Fethard.
The committee are looking for anyone interested in taking part in this new group to promote business and tourism in Fethard. This group will function independently and concentrate on developing and fostering local business and tourism in the area.
If you are interested please give your name to our secretary, Edwina Newport, or contact the Community Office in Barrack Street, Tel: 052 6131000.
Killusty Pony Show
Killusty Pony Show will hold a meeting on Tuesday, April 26, in the Tirry Centre at 8pm to discuss this year's Annual Pony Show which is to be held on the July 2 this year. We are always looking for new members and new ideas on how to improve the show. It is the 48th Annual Killusty Pony Show this year and we are looking forward to another successful year.
Killusty Soccer Club
It goes without saying that The Well is the place to be on Easter Sunday night. Not only do we have the Killusty soccer club Easter draw where our guest of honour will be All Ireland senior hurling winner Declan Fanning, DJ Kumar will be belting out the hits and, as we go to press, Mick and Marie are making a start on the sausages and sandwiches. So for a night of music song and craic and also a chance to win some great prizes, head down to The Well next Sunday night.
New range of handcrafted Fethard Pens
A new range of Fethard pens, handcrafted by local wood carver, Johnny Sheehan, St. Patrick's Place, Fethard, are now available for sale and make the ideal personalised gift individually signed. The pens are made from a choice of Australian She Oak, Olivewood from the Holy Land, native Irish Bog Oak, Walnut, Plumwood, Beech, Ash, Yew, Laburnum, Burr Elm, Burr Oak, and all are manufactured from managed or storm damaged trees. Johnny can be contacted at his home at 25 St. Patrick's Place, Fethard, or by phone (052) 6131919.
The late Jimmy McInerney
The late James McInerney's loving wife Moira would like to thank most sincerely all those who sympathised with her on her recent sad bereavement, those who attended the house, funeral mass and cremation, those who sent Mass cards and floral tributes, Billy who gave a fitting tribute and all neighbours and friends for their continued support. A special thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff of St. Joseph's Surgical Ward, palliative / home care team and home carer. A special thanks to Fr. Tom Breen P.P. and Fr John Meagher OSA, organist Goldie Newport and singer Bernard Walsh. Moira hopes that this acknowledgement will be accepted as a token of her appreciation, a mass will be offered for your intentions.
Rugby Club AGM
The annual general meeting of Fethard and District Rugby Club will take place on Thursday, May 12, at 8pm in the Abymill theatre. All are welcome.
Fethard and Killusty Community Games committee would like to wish everybody a holy and happy Easter.
We would also like to remind any competitors selected by their club to take part in the gymnastics county final on bank holiday Monday, May 2, in Monroe, to please inform the area secretary, Peggy Colville.
Keane Ahern and Matthew Burke clear the ball from defence when Fethard and Kilsheelan met in the Community Games Under-10 competition played in Fethard on Monday, April 11. (Photo by Kieran Butler)
Fethard's Micheál Quinlan challenges his Kilsheelan opponent for possession when the two teams met in the Community Games Under-10 competition played in Fethard on Monday, April 11. (Photo by Kieran Butler)
Fethard Killusty U10 GAA team who played Kilsheelan. Back L to R: Mick O'Mahoney (coach), Daragh Hurley, Matthew Burke, Ciarán Moroney, Josh Nevin, Cathal Ryan, Ben Coen, Keenan Ahearne, Cathal O'Mahoney, Shay Coen (coach). Front L to R: Ryan Walsh, Ryan Butler, Robert Hackett, Patrick Shine, Toby Collier, Shane Neville, Michéal Quinlan. Missing from photo, Kyle Allen and David Cowlard.
Please note that times for UniSlim classes in the Tirry Centre have now changed and has a new leader. The new times are from 6pm to 7pm on Tuesday evenings. New members and re-joins are very welcome. Contact Patricia on 087 1639847.
Fethard Bridge Club
The results of our game on April 6 were: 1st Gross, Berney Myles and Alice Quinn; 2nd Gross, Rita Kane and Kay St. John; 3rd Gross, Frances Burke and Breda Walsh. 1st Nett, Mike Burke and Bridie Lee; 2nd Nett, Anna Cooke and Bernie O'Meara; 3rd Nett, Philly Kenny and Nora Lawrence.
On April 13 we played for Easter prizes and the results were: 1st Gross, Rita Kane and Kay St. John; 2nd Gross, Frances Burke and Breda Walsh; 3rd Gross, Anna Cooke and Bernie O'Meara. 1st Nett, Anne Connolly and Eileen Frewen; 2nd Nett, Eileen Ryan and Jim Lahart; 3rd Nett, Annie O'Brien and Marie Delaney.
On April 20 we start the first round of the Club Championship which continues for three weeks. Anyone looking for a partner contact Berney Myles at 6132038.
Fethard & Killusty Community Council
Following the recent annual general meeting of Fethard & Killusty Community Council the following committee was elected: Joe Kenny (chairman), Edwina Newport (secretary), Eileen Coady (treasurer), Marie Murphy (public relations officer), Brian Sheehy (vice-chairman), Fr. Tom Breen, Diana Stokes, Peter Grant, Ger Manton, Joe Keane, Thelma Griffith, Jimmy Connolly and Ann Fleming.
Special tributes were paid to Jimmy Connolly who stepped down from his roll as treasurer after many years service to the community. Jimmy will continue as a committee member and be available to guide our new treasurer, Eileen Coady, as necessary.
The next meeting, focussing on the administration of the Youth Centre, will take place on Tuesday, May 3, in the Tirry Centre at 8.30pm.
Pics of the Past
Dinny Burke receiving cup from South Chairman, Jim Gleeson.
We're looking for the year and the name of the cup being presented to Dinny Burke in the photograph above.
It was suggest that it may be the South Football final 1969 where Fethard beat Mullinahone 3-11 to 2-04, the only thing is we think Sean Moloney was captain that day. Anyone with further information drop us a line email@example.com
This is the winning Fethard team on the day
A young Pat 'Wishie' Barrett with the ball. He may have been a sub.
Pat Byrne in trouble with the referee
Pat 'Wishie' Barrett scoring a goal . . .
Fethard GAA Club News
The senior footballers played Killenaule in the 4th Round of the South Championship on Sunday last in Kilsheelan. Fethard, again missing several regulars due to injury, started well and looked the better side for the opening half. However, Killenaule were more economical with their chances and stayed in touch to leave the score 0-6 to 0-5 at halftime in favour of Fethard.
In the second half, Killenaule
continued to threaten and took a well-worked goal mid way through the half which gave them a lead Fethard struggled to claw back. Fethard did have goal chances but it wasn't to be, and a combination of the heat and Killenaule's superior fitness allowed them to run out worthy winners on a score line of 1-14 to 9 points. Best for Fethard were Shane Walsh, Eoin Delahunty, Cian Maher and P.J. Morrissey. Team: P. Fitzgerald, S. Aylward, M. Ahearne, G. Fitzgerald, P. Gough, S. Walsh, E. Delahunty, D. Doyle, C. Maher, K. Maher, B. Coen, E. Fitzgerald, K. O'Donnell, P.J. Morrissey, A. O'Connor. Sub used. J. Nevin for D. Doyle (45 minutes).
With only 4 games remaining, qualification for the knockout stages is still possible and we hope to get the necessary results to achieve this. Please see fixtures page for details of upcoming games.
The minor footballers received a walk over from Ballyporeen on Monday night, April 18. We have one more league game to play against Fr. Sheehy's before the usual break for exams.
Intermediate hurling training continues on Wednesday night this week. All training times are subject to change due to the large amount of games being played at the present time. Please contact team management with any queries.
Our weekly lotto took place in The Well on Tuesday night, April 12. Numbers drawn were 4, 5, 14 and 27. We had no jackpot winner and one 'Match 3 who received €150: Josie Fitzgerald, Kiltinan. The €50 Luck Dip winner was Pat Sheehan, Walshbog. Please support our club lotto, tickets available weekly from all club members.
Our Sponsored Walk will take place on Easter Sunday morning at 12 noon. Please support this fundraiser by sponsoring any club member to complete the walk. All walkers to be ready to leave the GAA Park at 12 on Sunday. All Cards to be returned sold or unsold.
Barbara Jones launches book at London Book Fair
Barbara Jones, East Sussex, UK, a relative of the Cummins family, Monroe, Fethard, has launched her book, 'Under the July Sun', recently at the London Book Fair.
Barbara is photographed above with her eldest granddaughter Charlotte.
The book, set in Fethard, July 1914, when Southern Ireland is occupied by English soldiers, tells the story of a family from Fethard who experience struggles of their own, initiated by the ricochet effect of one such group of people who believed murder and violence was the way to achieve their goal. Cat is forced to flee following torture by Irish rebels but marriage and life in England holds challenges and tragedy through to 1941.
For more information / buy the book or see a preview of the first twenty pages of the book CLICK HERE If you would like to contact Barbara and order directly, her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org