Tipp captain trains secondary school team
Tipperary senior hurling team captain, Brendan Maher, photographed at a training session at Fethard Patrician Presentation Secondary School. L to R: John Cummins (teacher), Ian O'Connor (staff), Brendan Maher, Michael O'Sullivan (principal), Stephen Fitzgerald (Fethard GAA) and Helena Walsh (teacher).
A training session was held in the Patrician Presentation Secondary School for boys hurling coached by Brendan Maher, Tipperary county senior hurling captain. There was a great turnout for this training session where the students practised and honed their ball skills under the supervision and direction of Brendan Maher. This was a hugely enjoyable training session and Brendan was greatly impressed by the talent of hurlers in the school. Brendan will give another coaching session in the school in the near future.
Sports Achievement nominees for April
The following personalities were nominated for the Butler’s Bar, Fethard Sports Achievement Award for April.
- Aimee Pollard – Aimee played recently for the Tipperary Intermediate Ladies football team. Lets hope it’s the beginning of a very successful career in the Tipp colours.
- Brian Higgins – captain of The Well Golf Team who were victorious recently in a Fethard inter pub competition held at Callan Golf Club.
- Dennis Prendergast – local horse trainer who has had seven winners since January at both point-to-point and track including three winners in April.
- Paul Fitzgerald – long serving Tipperary and Fethard gaelic football goalkeeper who recently with Tipperary won Division 4 of the national football league.
- Bernard Feery– Bernard recently became county champion Over-50 at 5,000 metres recently at Nenagh.
- Kathy Doran, Katherine Mockler, Julie Anne Smyth – three ladies with Fethard connections who recently won Division 3 of the Tipperary badminton league.
- Fethard and Killusty Angling Club – during April this club held its annual local competition. A feature of the event was that local juvenile Robert Hackett had a personal haul of six fish.
- Fethard Ladies Football Club – Fethard ladies recently celebrated the fact that one of their under age players Kate Davie won a Munster U16 championship medal with Tipperary.
- Dixie Sheehan – Dixie is trainer of Matty Tynan’s horse ‘Coto’ which was a long odds winner recently at Naas racecourse.
The April winner will be announced at a function in Butlers Sports Bar, Main Street, on Friday next, May 9, at 10pm.
The death has occurred on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, of Mr Philip 'Phil' Tobin, Fr. Tirry Park, Fethard.
Deeply regretted by his family and friends.
Reposing at McCarthy's Funeral Parlour, Main Street, Fethard, on Thursday, May 8, from 5pm with removal to the Church of the Sacred Heart, Killusty, at 7pm.
Requiem Mass at 11am on Friday followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.
Community Text Alert
Fethard & Killusty Community Council have invited James O’Neill, Muintir Na Tire, and Sergeant John Burke, to their next meeting on Tuesday, May 13, with a view to setting up a Community Text Alert Area in Fethard that will link in with neighbouring communities. If anyone is interested in getting involved or learning more about this project please come along to the meeting at 9pm in the Tirry Community Centre on Tuesday, May 13.
All over the country with Garda Stations closing and aggravated burglaries on the rise, the fear within communities is palpable. But old-fashioned community spirit, coupled with modern technology, people are now making a difference.
Rural communities are attending meetings in unprecedented numbers to work closely with Muintir Na Tire and An Garda Siochana to set up Community Text Alert Initiatives in their area. The sole reason for this is that they want to stay one step ahead in the fight against rural crime. Those living in the countryside want to reduce the number of rural robberies, many of them vulnerable people, which can have a harrowing affect on their friends and neighbours.
Died in Wales
Coolmoyne South Final winning team against Swan in 1952. Back L to R: Denis Noonan, Alfie Brett, Paddy Tierney, J. Clancy, Liam Connolly, Bill Meaney, Michael Dineen, Jarleth Finn, Dickie Byrne, Mick O’Shea. Front L to R: Gus Neville, M. O’Connor, Tommy McCormack (captain), Dermot Barry, Pat Ryan, Tom Treacy, Paddy O’Rourke, Bro Albert Small. Sitting L to R: Tom McCormack and Mick O’Keeffe.
The death has occurred on April 29, 2014, of Tommy McCormack, aged 79, Llaneilian Road, Amlwch, Wales, and formerly, Ballintemple, Fethard, where he played for many years with the local GAA teams. Tommy was also a brother of Mary Colville, Ballintemple, and the late Mick ‘Toby Boy’ McCormack from The Green.
Tommy died peacefully in the presence of his family at Fairways Nursing Home, Trearddur Bay, a loving and caring husband to Esther, and a much loved dad of John and Deirdre. Tommy was an avid reader and supporter of Fethard & Killusty Emigrants Newsletter and kept in touch with life in his hometown. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.
Funeral service takes place on Wednesday, May 7, at Our Lady Star of the Sea R.C. Church, Bull Bay Road, Amlwch, at 1pm, followed by committal at Bangor Crematorium.
Out for the weekend!
Enjoying the weekend in Fethard were L to R: Kasia Rogowska, Daria Paluch, Paddy Moynihan and Daiana Adamczak
First Communion this Saturday
On this coming Saturday, May 10, boys and girls from Fethard will receive their First Holy Communion at Holy Trinity Parish Church commencing at 11am. All are welcome to come along and join the children in this very special church occasion.
Fethard ICA will hold their next meeting on Tuesday, May 13, at 8pm in the ICA Hall on Rocklow Road. This months guest speaker will be Margaret Doyle from ‘Colour Me Beautiful’. The ‘green group’ will look after catering on the night.
The Kindest Heart
She was the youngest daughter of Norah & Bill
"Mind yourself on that bike”, "Ahh don't you know I will",
If you passed someone driving along nice and nifty
Claire, hitting the town on her Red Honda fifty.
When the ballroom in Fethard was Rocking 'n' Rollin
Claire's No 1 was that man called Joe Dolan,
Until Connie came along and swept her off her feet,
And Joe? Well, he had to take a back seat,
It was love at first sight and they soon tied the knot
He was everything Claire wanted and they soon had the lot,
Her love for Connie was solid 'n' strong
Even more so when Shane and Mark came along.
She looked through the town for a job to greet
And got one at Percy's down in Burke Street
When the shop was retired what would it mean?
She then worked in Kenny's just above in the Green.
She loved to hit the dance floor to all her favourite tunes
Weddings, functions, celebrations, where ever there was party balloons
From dancing in the 02 to all that beautiful noise
To rocking out in Madison Square Garden with Sting and the Boys
When it came to soccer Claire had only one rule
You'll never walk alone when you follow ‘the pool’
When the game was over, no matter the test
In her eyes the reds from Anfield were still the best.
Whenever it came to giving a helping hand
No Finer would you find throughout the land
Light she would make of a heavy load
With her beautiful smile as wide as the road.
We were blessed to have known her and that's no lie
Wherever she went brought nothing but joy
She never forgot a birthday with a card or a text
And when that was over she'd know who was next.
Shane's time to get married and when that day came to be
She was delighted to welcome Mary to the Sullivan family
And in her heart there was reserved, an extra special place
For her newborn baby granddaughter, the beautiful baby Grace.
So selfless, so thoughtful, so kind and giving
Loving the simple little things was her way of living,
Throughout her life from the very start
Claire was the lady with the kindest Heart.
Annual May Procession
This year’s May Procession on honour of Our Lady will take place on next Sunday evening, May 11. The procession will start at the Parish Church at 7pm and make its way to the Augustinian Abbey. We look forward to a good turn out for this year’s procession.
80’s Night this weekend
Due to popular demand ‘Twisters Disco’ is back at Lonergan’s Bar on next Saturday, May 10, for the greatest 80's night ever! DJ Roger will play all the greatest hits of the 1980s to keep you on your toes all night. Come dancing to Prince, Eurythmics, Queen, Madonna, ACDC, Whitney Houston and many more including laser-love slow song sets.
Greenshine play at Crocanoir
On Saturday, May 10, popular group ‘Greenshine’ will play at Crocanoir. This family trio perform beautifully crafted original material and stunning versions of classic Beatles, Mamas and Papas and other sixties hits. Their recent album by Mary Green, Noel Shine and their daughter Ellie has been feted by Christy Moore and Sharon Shannon. Please note summertime concerts move to the slightly later starting time of 8.30pm. Many thanks for supporting the music at the end of the boreen! Contact Croc an Oir at (052) 9153117 or 086 8907329.
Something to Sing About
A global choir of cancer survivors will appear in concert at Cahir House Hotel on this coming Saturday, May 10, at 8pm. The concert ‘Something to Sing About’ will feature pianist Suzanne Buttimer with special guests. The concert supports cancer survivors and cancer research. Tickets are €10 and can be purchased from the hotel reception or contact Tel: 086 1091857.
'Spring Clean' with Tidy Towns
Pupils from Holy Trinity National School working with Fethard Tidy Towns members on their 'Spring Clean' environmental project
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The numbers drawn on April 30 were: 4, 8, 18 and 25. We had no jackpot winner and no ‘Match Three’ winner so the following drawn tickets received €50 each: P. Russell, Ballydonnell, Mullinahone; Ursula Lawrence, Woodvale Walk, Fethard; and Gwen Cooke, Cois Falla, Fethard.
The three following ‘Lucky Dip’ winners received €50 each: Declan Egan, Bawnavrona, Mullinahone; William Connolly, The Green, Fethard; and Nick Stokes, c/o Diana Stokes.
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, May 7. The Jackpot is €9,550 and the Jackpot seller’s prize is €955. All proceeds go towards community work in Fethard.
GAA Sports Lotto
We had no winner of the GAA Sports Lotto jackpot last week. The numbers drawn were 2, 11,14 and 16. We had no match three winner so five lucky dip winners received €30 each: Billy Byrne, c/o Merry's; Fitzgerald family, Kiltinan; Lisa Fahey, c/o Merry's; Cora McGarry, Burke Street, Fethard; and Anthony Leo, c/o Bob Fitzgeralds, Clonmel. The winner of the €50 lucky dip was Eva Kenrick, Abbey View, Fethard. Next weeks draw will take place in The Castle with the jackpot being €4,300. Thanks to all for the continued support.
Classical Spanish Guitarist for Clonacody House
Classical guitarist, Peter Richmond, who studied under Giulio Tampalini and David Russell, will play an intimate performance at Clonacody House on Saturday, May 31 at 8pm. This unique performance in a unique setting provides the perfect setting for a very entertaining evening of classical Spanish guitar. Wine and tapas will also be included at the interval. Tickets (limited) at €25 are available from Clonacody House Tel: 087 1689167, or from O’Sullivan’s Chemist, Fethard, and Marian’s, O’Connell Street, Clonmel.
'Walls of Fethard' road race coming up
Fethard Athletic Club looks forward to hosting the annual 'Walls of Fethard' four-mile road race on May 29, and hope to repeat the success of last year’s event.
Training continues every Monday and Friday evening, meeting at the ballroom car park 7.15pm and as always, new faces welcome and walkers also encouraged to join the group.
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 email@example.com
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.