Killusty Tidy Village Meeting
The Tidy Village Group is to meet this coming Wednesday, July 23, at 7pm.
Killusty Pony Show
'Goldengrove Skyfall' winner of Champion of Champions at Killusty Show, owned by William and Aidan Williamson, and sponsored by AIB Fethard, L to R: Pat Culligan (Killustyy Show), John Palmer (AIB Fethard), Aidan Williamson and Mrs Rachael Bennett Hamilton Judge
Killusty Pony Show would like to thank everybody who was involved in their very successful 52nd annual show held at Claremore, Killusty, on Saturday, July 5, from the guys on the gate, to the lads involved in getting everyone parked in an orderly manner, to the stewards in the rings who tirelessly kept everything on track as best they could even through those heavy downpours, to our judges who give up their time and in some cases who travel some distances to share their valuable knowledge, to the ladies in the catering who looked after 175 people on the day. These ladies were first to arrive on Saturday morning and last to leave that night, never mind all the work they put in organising everything in the weeks leading up to the show. The food was absolutely fabulous.
John 'Bull' Hayes with his daughter Roisin riding 'Patsy' at the KIllusty Pony Show
We also thank our exhibitors who came and hope you enjoyed the experience. We had approximately 220 ponies taking part along with a huge variety of dogs in the dog show. Again this year our sponsors turned up trumps for without their financial support, Killusty Show would not be able to continue. Thank you to our announcers who worked very hard all day and to all who presented prizes. Thanks also to the landowners for allowing us to use their fields and to everybody who helped out in the secretary's tent.
It was a huge task and it was brilliant to see everybody pulling together to lighten the load. Here's to next years show!
Frank Quirke with his son Joe riding 'Melody' at the Killusty Show
The Championship winners were:
Class 6 Youngstock Championship, sponsored by AIB, Champion 25 W & A Williamson, Goldengrove Skyfall, 2 gr.g by Rathnaleen Sinatra.
Class 10 Broodmare Championship, sponsored by Primus Advertising, 1st 44 Thalia Smihwick Kilcreen Coral 10 ch me by Gigman Orinoco.
Class 16a Welsh Championship, Champion 44 Thalia Smihwick Kilcreen Coral 10 ch me by Gigman Orinoco.
Class 18 Butler Purebred Connemara Championship, sponsored by Mrs J Butler and Miss J Butler, Champion 187 Emer Cunneen Lettergesh Bobby (Alix Cunneen).
Class 21a Championship for Cob and Coloured, sponsored by Rockfield Icecream, Champion 54 Dominic White Cloonboona Poppy.
Class 31 Dr Stokes Mini Championship, sponsored in memory of Dr P.J. Stokes, Champion 47 Anna Wyse All That Jazz (Katie Wyse).
Class 32d Ulster Bank Show Pony Championship, sponsored by Ulster Bank Clonmel, Champion 42 Sarah Hatton Seamoor Flashdance (Charlotte Hatton).
Class 42a Championship of Special Lead Rein and Handy Pony, sponsored by Caharclough Tarmacadam Ltd, Champion 109 Maria O’Grady Askamore Lass (Rosie Mae O’Grady).
Class 45 O’Brien Local Riding Championship, sponsored by Pat O’Brien, 1st 13 Ann Coen, Ross Dohan Honey, (Luke Coen).
Class 50 Open Show Hunter Championship, sponsored by Lismortagh Stables, Champion 168 Mrs Martha McNamara Penyffynon Riccochet (Amy McNamara).
Class 54 Novice Show Hunter Championship, sponsored by Lady Lloyd-Webber, 1st 37 Michael Mead Ard Fhionain Springtime (Amy Lonergan).
Hannah Philips riding 'Bravo India', winner of the Class 58 Novice 153cms Working Hunter Pony Rider under 20, sponsored by Larry Kenny, Centra, Fethard, and owned by Madeline O'Donnell, Ballyboe, Ballypatrick.
Class 61 Novice Working Hunter Championship, sponsored by Top Spec and Clarecastle Stud, Champion 83 Madeleine O’Donnell Bravo India (Hannah Philips)
Class 62a Starter Stakes Championship, Champion 71 Nesta Fitzgerald Parcglas Splendid Rainbow (Stephanie Cleary).
Class 66 Open Working Hunter Pony Championship, sponsored by Clonmel Oil, Champion 168 Mrs Martha McNamara Penyffynon Ricochet (Amy McNamara).
Class 68 Intermediate Championship, sponsored by Gain Feeds, Champion 1 A Nugent Muffin (Calvin Nugent).
Class 72 Performance Working Hunter Championship, Champion 34 Eimir Blackmore Kilshane Roo (Susie Doyle).
Class 83 Equitation Championship, Champion 188 Emer Cunneen Tyn-y-Cae Gold Kite (Alix Cunneen).
Leah Coen riding 'Tyson' at the Killusty Show
John Palmer AIB Fethard and Bat Walsh from the Glen of Aherloe at the Killusty Show.
Annica O'Connor riding Scorcher with her father Hugh.
Collection for Concern
A Church Gate Collection for Concern will take place on this coming weekend, Saturday, July 19. Your support would be gratefully appreciated.
Fethard Tidy Towns
The committee would like to thank all who put up window boxes, hanging baskets and flower planters around the town. This really helps in keeping our town looking clean, tidy and beautiful for both tourists and locals. It is greatly appreciated.
We would also like to thank the Art & Craft Trail committee who have done some wonderful work on the shop windows that were empty and are now fully dressed with some beautiful local art and crafts on display.
We also extend our sincere thanks to the ‘Brodeen Stitchers’ and Fethard & District Day Care Centre for their very kind donations to Fethard Tidy Towns.
Killusty Show acknowledge Di Stokes
Noel Byrne (chairman) making a presentation to Di Stokes marking her dedicated service to Killusty Pony Show over 40 years. Also included is committee member Pat Culligan (right).
On the 5th July this year at the Show Noel Byrne Chairman Killusty Pony show made a presentation to Di Stokes in appreciation of her wonderful contribution to the Killusty Pony Show over the past 40 years particularly for her work behind the scenes in the catering department and organisation of same. We wish her all the best in the future.
Social Dancing at Fethard Ballroom
Dancing at Fethard Ballroom on this coming Sunday night, July 20, to the music of ‘Jason English’. 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.
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The numbers drawn on July 9 were: 1, 13, 14 and 17. We had no jackpot winner and one ‘Match Three’ winner who received €150: Marian, c/o Kathleen Connolly.
The three following ‘Lucky Dip’ winners received €50 each: Anne Daly, St. Patrick's Place. Fethard; Jim Keane, Knockelly, Fethard; and Lar Looby, Woodvale Walk, Fethard.
Next week’s draw takes place on Wednesday, July 16. The Jackpot is €10,000 and the Jackpot seller’s prize is €1,000. All proceeds go towards community work in Fethard.
Fethard GAA Sports Lotto
The numbers drawn on July 11 were 3, 17, 24 and 31. There was no jackpot winner and no match three winner so the following drawn tickets received €30 each: Kevin Ryan, Killusty; Caroline Quinlan, Tullamaine; Kathleen Fleming, Coolmore; Niamh Browne, Garrinch; and Damien Bradshaw c/o Benny Morrissey. The €50 Lucky Dip winner was Dick Fitzgerald, St. Patrick’s Place, Fethard.
Next week’s Jackpot is €5,400 and the draw will take place in Fethard GAA Park on Friday, July 18, at 7pm. All are welcome. Thanking you for your continued support.
Fethard Town Wall
Russell O'Meara, Woodvale Walk, sent us this photograph taken by Fethard Town Wall recently.
Annual Liam Lynch Commemoration
This year’s Annual Liam Lynch Commemoration, which has been organised by the Liam Lynch Commemoration Committee, will take place on Sunday, July 20, at 2.30pm at the Monument on the Knockmealdown Mountains.
This year's guest speaker is Mr Ned O’Keeffe, former Fianna Fail TD, Minister of State and Senator representing the Cork East Constituency. The proceedings will be chaired by Kevin Brunnick, Sein Fein, Cahir. Assemble at the car park at 2.30pm followed by parade to Monument led by the Carrick on Suir Pipe Band for the oration. The Committee look forward to seeing you on the day.
Special meeting for Community Games finalists
Fethard and Killusty Community Games wish to invite the competitors who have qualified for the National Finals in Athlone, together with their parents, to a special information evening which will take place in the Tirry Community Centre on Tuesday next, July 22 at 8pm.
Leo Makhinya, Dara O’Meara, Katie Allen, Isobel and Abigeal Maher will all compete on the weekend of August 15 to 17, while Alison Connolly and Jack Dolan will compete in Athletics on the second weekend August 23 to 25. It is very important that parents attend this meeting.
Triple silver medallist at National Swimming Championships
Abaigeal Maher, triple silver medalist at the National Irish Division 2 Swimming Championships
Congratulations to Abaigeal Maher triple silver medallist at the National Irish Division 2 Swimming Championships held in the University of Limerick last weekend. Abaigeal took silver medals in 100 metre breaststroke, 200 metre backstroke and 200 metre Individual Medley.
Abaigeal was also awarded a speeding certificate in 200 metre breaststroke, swimming over the qualifying time for Division 1 Age Group Championship and Summer Open.
Abaigeal will now go forward to the National Division 1 Irish Age Group Championship and Summer Open from the 17 July to 20th July 2014, which will be held in the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin, a fantastic achievement. We wish her the very best of luck.
The Tipperary Foxhounds held their annual Puppy Show at the Kennels, Tullamaine, on Friday July 11th. Prize winners were: Dog Hound: 1st ‘Damper’, walked by Edward O'Grady; 2nd ‘Logan’, walked by John Thompson; 3rd ‘Piltown’, walked by Dan Breen. Bitches: 1st ‘Blossom’, walked by Michael Kelly; 2nd ‘Mousy’, walked by Lauren Donegan; 3rd ‘Blemish’, walked by Noreen Kennelly. Show Champion, ‘Blossom’. Judges were Mr Roddy Bailey and Mr Kevin Donohue.
Mr Paul Ronan, MFH, thanked sincerely the judges on doing so well in their difficult tasks. He also thanked all Puppy Walkers and extended a very special Thank You to all farmers over whose land the Tipperary Foxhounds hunt. Mr Ronan said that no doubt without whose co-operation and goodwill there just would be no hunting.
He concluded by expressing a vote of sympathy on behalf of all to Tipperary Huntsman, Derry Donegan, on the recent death of his father, Mr Fergus Donegan, of Kilberry, Navan, Co. Meath.
Summer Tea Party at Willowbrook Lodge
Photographs taken at the Summer Tea Party held at Willowbrook Lodge, Mocklers Hill, Fethard, on June 22, as part of Nursing Homes Week 2014.
In conjunction with the 'Tea Party' a cook book
entitled 'Home from Home - A Taste Of The Past' was launched. The book contains recipes contributed by each resident currently in Willowbrook Lodge and all proceeds were donated to South Tipperary Hospice Movement. The afternoon was greatly supported and the fine weather was an added bonus.
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
Items for inclusion on the weekly Fethard News page on The Nationalist can be emailed before noon on Mondays to email@example.com or delivered by hand to Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road, Fethard.