Dancing for Fun - with Parkinson's
A new study group for University College Limerick have organised an eight-week 'Dancing or
Fun - with Parkinson's' course commencing on April 7, at Slievenamon Golf Club, Lisronagh (Fethard-Clonmel road) from 11am to 12.30pm.
The course is being run with a view to continuing the dancing to another level and possibly starting a local group. If you have a friend/partner to join, bring them along. This is a great way to socialise, make new friends and keep up with the latest trend in your new life. Contact Tina Whyte Tel: 087 7645216 for further information.
The death has occurred on Saturday, April 5, 2014, of Austin 'Gus' O'Flynn, Deerpark, Ballyfin, Laois, and formerly of Lower Main Street, Fethard.
Beloved husband of Kathleen and dear father of Conor, Shane and Ciara, and loving son of Nora and the late Jack. Very deeply regretted by his wife, family, relatives and friends.
Reposing in his home. Recital of the Rosary on Sunday evening at 9pm. Removal on Monday morning at 10.15am to St. Fintan's Church, Ballyfin, for Requiem Mass at 11am followed by burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, Clonaghadoo.
Family flowers only please. Donations if desired to St. Vincent's. Hospital, Mountmellick Patient's Benefit Fund.
Aimee has first game for Tipp
Congratulations for Aimee Pollard, Rocklow Road, who had her first taste of playing inter-county league football when she was introduced as a sub in Tipperary Ladies Football league win over Longford last week on a scoreline of 0-15 to 1-7.
Young Aimee's talent is well noted on the team's panel and it was a great opportunity for her to show her skill on the field when she came on to replace, by coincidence, another strong team member from Fethard, Sinead Delahunty.
All-Ireland Ladies Football Cup in Fethard
Pictured with Cork Ladies Footballer Angela Walsh are Principal Mr Michael O’Sullivan, school coach Mr John Cummins, Annie Prout, Sadhbh Horan, Emma Cronin, Ciara Hayes, Megan Coen, Aisling Prendergast, Molly O’Meara, Kate Davey, Shauna O’Neill, Maggie Fitzgerald, Carrie Davey, Lucy Spillane, Rachel Prout, Laura Kiely, Caoimhe O’Meara, Laura O’Donnell and Leah Coen.
On Tuesday, March 25, Cork ladies footballer, Angela Walsh, visited Fethard Patrician Presentation Secondary School with the Brendan Martin Cup (The All-Ireland Cup) won by her team last year. She conducted a training session with our ladies’ football team and also a number of students from Holy Trinity Primary School Fethard and from Killusty National School. The students worked on their skills and Angela gave some excellent advice throughout, which will definitely help the girls to improve their game. Angela commented on the great talent and enthusiasm amongst the girls throughout the training session and encouraged them to keep training and working hard. Well done to all the girls for representing their schools and club very well and thank you to Angela for taking the time to visit our school.
Patrician Presentation Jottings
Denis Leamy, former Irish International rugby player, photographed with some Transition Year pupils from Patrician / Presentation Secondary School. Included in the photo are Keith Cronin, Dominik O'Dwyer, Kiya Lawrence, Orla Walsh, Louise Fitzgerald, Annie Prout, Alannah Coady, Michael O'Mahoney, Nathan Costin and Katie Whyte
On Thursday, March 20, former International Irish Rugby player, Denis Leamy visited the school where he conducted group interviews with the TY pupils and a class interview competition was held in the class. He later led a rugby session with the pupils on the school pitch. A big thank you to Denis for giving his time to the pupils and sharing his skills with them with grace and courtesy. He is indeed a good ambassador for Irish Rugby and a role model for the pupils of the school.
Volleyball mixed success
The preliminary round of the Girls’ Junior Volleyball began with Fethard facing two teams from Presentation Secondary School, Kilkenny, and one team from Stella Maris, Tramore. Our girls won all three games comfortably to progress to the Cup Competition. Well done to Ms Walsh and the team.
Our 1st and 2nd Year boys competed in Mallow last week in the 2nd Year Competition, facing two teams from Mallow, one from Dungarvan and one from Thurles. Unfortunately our boys were outclassed by the two Mallow teams but will progress to Round 2 of the Shield Competition.
Fethard Macra Notes
Members from Fethard Macra and neighbours Slievenamon Macra who played each other in their county volleyball round in Clerihan on last Sunday, March 30.
The County Volleyball Round took place in Clerihan last Sunday, March 30, between Fethard Macra and Slievenamon Macra. Slievenamon Macra will now go on to the National Finals in Kilkenny on Sunday, April 13.
Mr Personality Festival will take place in Kilkenny on Friday, April 11, and Saturday, April 12. Best of luck to Michael O’Dwyer from Dundrum Macra who will represent South Tipperary.
A Farm Skills workshop will be held on Good Friday, April 18, to show members what will be expected at the Farm Skills Competition. A ‘Live to Dead’ Factory Tour of Dawn Meats in Waterford is currently being organised for after Easter. All are welcome. For more details on the above contact Emma Flynn at 086 3472285.
Our next club night out will be on Easter Saturday night in Fethard. Our next club meeting will be held this Friday night, April 4, in McCarthy's Pub, Fethard, at 9pm. New members are always welcome!
Fethard TaeKwon-Do successful grading
Ms Laura Ryan (right) of Fethard Taekwon-do who recently has become Fethard's 3rd Black Belt Taekwon-do student photographed with her younger sister Aine, also promoted to green belt and their tutor Mr Paul Tobin.
Fethard Taekwon-do School members received their new promotional belts after successfully completing at the official R.I.T.A. grading process. Laura Ryan, Tullamaine had the remarkable achievement of becoming Fethard's third Black Belt student with her younger sister, Aine, also promoted to green belt. The Fethard club began training in October 2005 under the instruction of Mr Paul Tobin, 3rd Degree Black Belt, and since its inception has gone from strength to strength with members grading regularly. The club meet at Fethard Ballroom every Monday from 7.30pm to 8.30pm.
Members of Fethard Taekwon-do school pictured at their class in the Ballroom in Fethard after receiving their new promotional belts following the official R.I.T.A. grading process. Also included are tutors Mr Paul Tobin and Ms Julieanne Tobin.
Paediatric First Aid Course
Paediatric First Aid Course is being held at Fethard Convent Community Hall on Saturday, April 26. Course content includes: Infant & Child CPR, Infant & Child Choking, Respiratory Emergencies, Asthma, Croup, Stridor, Epiglottitis, Epilepsy, Burns, Fevers, Meningitis, Dehydration, Infant and Child Recovery Position. Certificate given upon completion. If you are interested please book your place with Andrew 085 1164895.
Fashion Show Extravaganza
Catherine O'Donnell, Grangebeg, is one of the 'Famous Five'
who was chosen to take part in Tipp Mid West Radio's Transform4Life 'Weight Loss Challenge' – a twelve-week programme with weigh-ins taking place live on radio. The 'famous five' progress will be revealed at a Fashion Show Extravangaza on April 11. at 7.30pm in Cahir House Hotel. Tickets are now on sale and all are welcome.
Catherine O'Donnell, Grangebeg, Fethard, and her daughter Rose photographed helping at the Fethard Operation Transformation weigh-in. Catherine was also selected to participate in the Tipp Mid-West Radio 'Weight Loss Challenge' – a twelve-week programme with weigh-ins taking place live on radio.
Parent / Minder Toddler Group
The new time for dropping in to the Fethard Parent / Minder Toddler group is Thursday mornings between 10am and 12.30pm in the Convent Community Hall where you will be made very welcome. The cost is €3 per child, which includes tea or coffee for adults and juice for children.
An Easter Party will be held in the hall on Thursday morning, April 17, with a bouncy castle for toddlers and lots of treats available. The party is open to all toddlers even if you don’t attend the weekly group. You can bring along older children who may be at home on Easter holidays from school. Cost is €3 per child.
Contact Janice Carroll at 087 2475762 for further details.
GAA Sports Lotto
There was no jackpot winner in the GAA Sports Lotto this week. The numbers drawn were: 15, 19, 21 and 24. There was one match three winner, Brian Walsh, Baptistgrange, and he received €150. The winner of the €50 lucky dip was Aidan Fitzgerald, Kiltinan. Next week’s jackpot is €3,900 and the draw will take place in the Fethard Arms on Tuesday, April 1. Thanks to all for the continued support.
Congratulations to Mark Lawless, son of Denise and Gerry Lawless, Fethard, and Orla Britton, daughter of Bridget and Willie Britton, Lismolin, who were married in St. Michael's Church, Mullinahone on Friday, March 14.
Fethard Athletic Club
Fethard Athletic Club meet for training every Monday and Friday at 7.15pm in the ballroom car park. If you're interested in walking but not too keen on running yet, come along too, as we always have a few walkers and now with the longer evenings upon us we will be using various routes around the town and out the country roads.
Also, we're only a fortnight away from the county seniors which Fethard AC are hosting on Sunday, April 13, and we're hoping to have both a women's and men's team representing the club. Please remember that annual registration is due now and we hope to see you at the ballroom soon.
Sports Achievement Award nominees for March
The following were nominated for Butler’s Bar Fethard Sports Achievement Award for March:
- Paul Fitzgerald – goalkeeper with Tipperary Senior Football team who are unbeaten and have just been promoted from Division 4 to Division 3 in the National Football League.
- Monica Knox Crawford – Monica has recently been recognised by the Irish Stable Staff Association for her commitment to Irish Racing.
- Jamie McCormack – Jamie is one of the coaches to South Tipp U15 Gaelic footballers who recently won the Inter Divisional Shield. Worth noting that three Fethard players played on the winning team.
- Niall Higgins – dart player Niall recently completed an incredible feat by winning fifty-one consecutive darts matches in the inter pub league.
The March winner will be announced at a function in Butlers on Friday night next, April 4.
Congratulations to Jane Hayes, Pinetree Lodge, Brodeen, Fethard, who recently graduated with a Masters Degree in Criminology at UCC
Fethard Under 12’s well-deserved football win
Fethard's U12 second team had a well-deserved win last Sunday in Fethard on a scoreline of 1-7 to 1-3 in their encounter with Grangemockler. This win means this young football team is unbeaten after their two games to date. All nine Fethard players played their hearts out and produced some excellent passages of play.
The Fethard team lined out as follows: Kieran O'Donnell, Robert Wall, Dara O'Meara, Conor Neville, Nell Spillane, Carrie Davey (0-1), Sean Moroney (0-6), Shane Lawrence (1-0) and Eric Costin.
Social Dancing at Fethard Ballroom
Dancing at Fethard Ballroom on this coming Sunday Night, April 6, to the music of ‘Peter Burke. All welcome to come along and enjoy a great night’s entertainment and social dancing. Dancing 9pm to midnight and admission is €8 which includes tea and cakes.
Bridget is branching out
Fethard Operation Transformation leader Bridget O’Dwyer is now branching out with a new class starting in the Convent Community Hall on Tuesday evening, April 1, 8pm and continuing for the month of April. €7 per class, pay as you go. These are fun circuits designed to suit all needs. Bridget’s classes are designed to suit all levels and each exercise has three levels that you modify to suit your needs.
Daffodil Day in Fethard
Breda Wilson and Dick Fitzgerald buying daffodils from Louise Fitzgerald and Orla Walsh who were helping to sell Daffodils outside Fethard Post Office on 'Daffodil Day' in aid of the Irish Cancer Society.
Patrician Presentation Secondary School sutdents helping to sell Daffodils outside Centra Supermarket on 'Daffodil Day' in aid of the Irish Cancer Society.
Day Care Centre AGM
The Annual General Meeting of the Fethard & District Day Care Centre will be held on Thursday, April 24, in the Fr. Tirry Community Centre at 8.30pm. All are welcome.
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The numbers drawn on March 26 were: 3, 6, 14 and 22. We had no jackpot winner and one ‘Match Three’ winner who received €150: Kaycie Aherne, Prospect, Fethard.
The three following ‘Lucky Dip’ winners received €50 each: Liam O'Connor, Knockelly, Fethard; Philip Butler, Butlers Bar, Fethard; and Mary Horan, Kilkennybeg, Killenaule.
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 draw takes place on Wednesday, April 2. The Jackpot is €8,800 and the Jackpot seller’s prize is €880. All proceeds go towards community work in Fethard.
Music at Crocanoir
Tickets now on sale for a great night of music at Crocanoir on Thursday, April 10, when John Bermingham at Crocanoir will host a trio of outstanding musicians –Arty McGlynn and Nollaig Casey who will be joined on stage by Arty’s son, Jerome, also a brilliant guitarist. Nollaig has toured with Riverdance, Mary Black and Elvis Costello. Arty has played with everyone from Christy Moore to Planxty and the Clancy Brothers. Tickets can be booked by contacting John at Tel: (052) 9153117 or 086 8907329. For more information visit: www.crocanoir.com
Articles for Emigrants’ Newsletter
We are now inviting submissions of articles and photographs for inclusion in this year’s Emigrants’ Newsletter which will be published in November this year. Articles or photographs can be submitted to Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road, Fethard, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Hearing Test
Dalton's Chemist, Barrack Street, in association with Cleartone Hearing, will hold free hearing tests for anyone interested on next Friday, April 4, in their upstairs treatment room. If you are interested call to the shop for an appointment on phone (052) 6130001.
‘Musicals of the Night’ for Abymill
SJD Productions will stage their ‘Musicals of the Night’ concert in The Abymill Theatre, Fethard, on Saturday, April 12, at 8pm. This concert, hosted by The Fionn MacCumhaill Players, will feature hits from all the top shows and lift your spirits. All proceeds from this concert will go to help Bianca who is the six-year-old daughter of Michael and Trish O’Brien. Bianca was recently diagnosed with leukaemia and has started her intensive treatment. As you will understand this is devastating news for the family but Bianca is a brave little girl and we are doing what we can to help.
Stefan J. Doyle, who is director of this musical, has kindly offered to donate his time and that of his cast to help out and we are truly grateful. Many stars of the stage will take part as well as some familiar faces. More details next week. This concert is on a tour at the moment and is a wonderful night out. Tickets are €15 and can be booked now at Tel: 086 0834208.
Benefit Night for Teddy
Benefit Night for Teddy Morrissey on Saturday, April 19, in Clonmel Park Hotel at 9pm. Please come along and support. Tickets are €10 and can be purchased from Declan Lonergan, Niall Walsh, Keith Culligan, Johnny Lawlor and Shane Kenny. On the night there will be a Charity Headshave and Wax, Auction and Raffle. PLEASE NOTE Venue is changed to Clonmel Park Hotel . . . .
Calvary Cemetery database now available
Fethard Historical Society launched the Calvary Cemetery database at their AGM held on Tuesday night, March 25. The project funded by Fethard Historical Society involved two local third level students, Rian O Cuinneagain, Grangebeg, and Lory Kenny, Rocklow Road, who began working on the project in summer 2011 when the graves at Calvary Cemetery were numbered, photographed and plotted against available records. This information was entered on computer, transferred to a website database for easy search and the results are now available for public viewing at: www.fethard.com/calvary/
Although the database commenced in 2011 and many changes have taken place since, the facility to update the records with photographs and new entries was included by the students. Hopefully in years to follow a similar project will record some of the other graveyards in our parish.
As we continue into the decade of centenaries Fethard Historical Society will turn its attention to more recent history and especially the years that led up to Irish Independence. New members (€7 individual and €10 family) are always very welcome. Contact Tel: (052) 6131537, 086 3905373 or email email@example.com
We offer our gratitude to our community
Our world changed on Friday, February 14, 2014. Our son Adam was killed instantly when his car crashed on his way to work, to a job he really enjoyed. Adam lived life to the fullest, enjoyed his friends, forgave easily and saw the fun in life. We know that Adam is sadly missed by all the people whose lives he touched.
We have thought about how we could thank each and every one of you who stepped in to help and realise this is a task too big, simply because our whole community stepped in to support, help and sympathise and to name everyone would be impossible. So briefly yet with heartfelt gratitude:
To those first on the scene of Adam’s crash, members of the Gardaí, Fire Department, Ambulance Service, South Tipperary General Hospital, Fr. Tom Breen, Dr. Carmel Condon and John Donoghue and Sons Undertakers, thank you for all you did. To all who sent Mass cards, travelled to sympathise with us, helped with Adam’s funeral arrangements, made copious cups of tea, arrived with food and who helped in every way throughout the days at our home, and to Fr. O’Bric and members of the clergy who offered support and co-celebrated Adam’s funeral mass. Thank you. Mass will be offered for you as our token of gratitude to all of you.
Adam’s Months mind mass will take place Sunday, March 30, at 12 noon in St. Michael’s Church Clerihan.
– Sean, Sue Anne, Rebecca and Leah O’Donnell.
Table Quiz on Friday April 4
Table Quiz in Gaules Pub, Burke Street, Fethard, on Friday, April 4 at 9pm. Table of 4 will cost €20. Lots of prizes. Proceeds in aid of the South Tipperary Branch of the Irish Wheelchair Association. All are welcome!
Kathleen’s Month’s Mind Mass
The Month's Mind Mass of Kathleen Barry, Tullamaine will take place in Holy Trinity Church, Fethard on Friday, April 4, at 7pm.
Items for inclusion on the weekly Fethard News page on The Nationalist can be emailed before noon on Mondays to firstname.lastname@example.org or delivered by hand to Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road, Fethard.