Leaving Cert results excellent
Mr Michael O'Sullivan, Principal Patrician Presentation Secondary School, photographed with leaving Cert students after receiving their results. L to R: Tara Horan, Mr. Michael O'Sullivan (Principal), Danielle Sheehan and Michelle Walsh.
The Leaving Cert students of the Patrician Presentation secondary school in Fethard received their results on Tuesday morning last from Principal Michael O'Sullivan.
Speaking after distributing the results to the pupils he said, “The results were excellent and all the students were happy overall. The leaving cert class have worked very hard all year and their results are a credit to their hard work, to their teachers and to their parents.
We wish them the very best in whatever they choose to do from here. There is no doubt in my mind that they will have much to contribute to society in the years ahead.”
Mike Denver Comes to Moyglass
Calling all country music fans, ‘The Galway Boy’, Mike Denver is coming to Moyglass Community Hall for one night only on Thursday, September 4, with supporting act Pat Costello. Playing hits such as ‘Galway Girl’ and ‘Tommy Kay the DJ’, it’s sure to be a great night’s entertainment!
There will be full bar facilities on the night. Doors open at 7.30pm with the seated concert beginning at 8pm.
Tickets are €20 and are selling fast! To get your hands on the hottest ticket in town just call Michael on: 087 2898033.
Scouts achieved ‘Gold’ at National Phoenix Challenge
Congratulations to Fethard Scouts Cougar Patrol who achieved Gold at the National Phoenix Challenge that commenced on Thursday morning at 10am and finished on Sunday at 3pm. This is the biggest and most challenging event on the Scout’s annual calendar, with 820 scouts from across the country participating. What an achievement! Well done to a great patrol – all the training paid off.
Patrol members: Dylan Ryan, Dan Walsh, Katie Whyte, Katie Ryan, Poppy Kane, Lucy Whyte, Noelle O'Meara, Dylan Fenlon, Brendan Walsh and David Moclair.
Our sincere and heartfelt sympathies to David Moclair, his mother Maree, his brothers and sisters, on the recent death of his father Jack.
Fethard Athletic Club
Bernard Feery who won the Over-50 category in the Boston Scientific Half-Marathon
Congratulations to Bernard Feery who won the Over-50 category in the Boston Scientific Half-Marathon in Clonmel last Sunday. Bernard, from Killusty, has for many years represented the parish in athletics at all levels including internationals in Belgium and Switzerland. He is also a prominent soccer referee with the TSDL.
Well done also to Jenny Hutton who took second prize in her category in the recent Ballynonty 10 Race.
Congratulations to our secretary Nicole Guiry on the birth of her bouncing baby daughter Mary Rose. We wish Nicole and her husband David the very best.
Condolences to the Moclair family on the passing of Jack Moclair who was interred in Old Clerihan Graveyard on Monday, August 18. Jack’s son Michael is an active member of the Fethard club and an outstanding figure in South Tipperary Macra.
Brothers Paul and Thomas Barry from Tullamaine, Fethard, taking part in the Boston Scientific Half Marathon in Clonmel on Sunday.
Siobhán Burke (Sladagh Cross, Fethard) and her brother Denis O'Connell taking part in the Boston Scientific Half Marathon in Clonmel
Edel Roche (Fethard) at Knocklofty Bridge
Taking part in the Boston Scientific Half Marathon in Clonmel were L to R: Nellie Hall (Fethard) and John Durnin (Ballynonty)
L to R: Liam Casey (Clonmel AC) and Tom Halpin (Ballynonty AC) at Knocklofty
Maeve Moclair (Ballinlough) at Knocklofty Bridge
Irish Pilgrimage Trust thanks
The Irish Pilgrimage Trust wishes to thank the generous people of Fethard & Killusty for supporting their recent Church Gate Collection. Your donations are gratefully received. Should you have missed it thro' holidays or other reasons you may still donate to Sr. Betty Cagney at Presentation Convent. Also we'd be delighted to give you an application form to nominate any young person (aged 10-30 years) with special needs, who'd like to travel to Lourdes at Eastertime with the Trust. Camp weeks of respite are also held at Holiday Centres in Cois Cuain, Kilrane, Rosslare and Kilcuan, Clarenbridge, Co. Galway. Have a chat with Sr. Betty.
Pictured after winning the Brian Teehan Memorial Shield in Gortnahoe on Saturday, August 16, 2014 are the Under 16 Anner Gaels team, comprising players from both Fethard and St. Pats GAA clubs. Congratulations to the players and their coaches, Micheál Broderick, Patrick Moroney and Willie Quigley. Back row (L-R): Harry Butler, Niall Mockler, Conor Duggan, Jack Dolan, Tim Daly, Michael Boland, Joey Noonan, Eoin O'Donovan, Jamie Broderick, Jack Ward, Nathan Costin and Jack Purcell. Front row: Robert Moffet, Frank Meagher, Barry O'Dwyer, Niall Keane, Jesse McCormack, Brian Anglim, Shane Hannigan, and Eoin Ryan. (Photo by Kieran Butler)
Fethard & Killusty Community Games
Isobel Maher, Tinakelly, who won a bronze medal at the National Swimming finals of the HSE Community Games in Athlone
Congratulations to Isobel Maher, Tinakelly who won a bronze medal at the National finals of the HSE Community Games in Athlone on Saturday last. Isobel was competing for the first time at a Community Games All-Ireland and did us proud as indeed did all of our other competitors who had a great experience – Leo Mahynkya in Art, Katie Allen in Gymnastics, Dara O’Meara in Handwriting and Agaigeal Maher in Swimming.
It is well worth looking at photos taken by Michael Brophy on the National Community Games Facebook page. Full results are published on this week’s sports page.
Our thanks to Annette Connolly, Siobhan and Micheál Maher for all their help and also those who contributed to our recent church gate collection. Looking to seeing Alison Connolly and Jack Dolan in action next weekend.
Social Dancing at Fethard Ballroom
Dancing at Fethard Ballroom on this coming Sunday night, August 24, to the music of ‘P. 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.
Fleadh winner with Fethard connection
Seventeen-year-old Molly O'Riordan from New York won gold in the U18 singing in English at this year’s All-Ireland Fleadh in Sligo. Molly is a granddaughter of the late John O’Riordan who was a harness maker in Fethard. John and his brothers originally came from Cork and moved to Kerry Street in Fethard where they set up their business.
Molly was thrilled to take first place saying, "This is my third year here and I've had two third-place finishes before so I'm thrilled to win".
Up to ten thousand took part in the Irish music and dancing contests and the Sligo streets were jammed with musicians, dancers and spectators.
Ryan sisters visit Fethard
Sisters Kathleen and Peg Ryan, originally from Kerry Street, Fethard, photographed on a visit to Fethard. Kathleen (Gibson) now lives in Tullarone and Peg (Hanlon) lives in New Jersey USA.
Top guitarist to play at Crocanoir
Crocanoir, music at the foot of Slievenamon on the Mullinahone road, are delighted to welcome virtuoso guitarist Will McNichol for the first time on Monday September 1, starting at 8pm.
Will became UK Acoustic Guitarist of the Year (2011) and a Fellow of Trinity College London for his playing and compositions. In 2014 Acoustic Guitar Magazine included Will in a list of their ‘30 Great Guitarists’ from around the world. He has released three albums of original material, and has gigged up and down the UK headlining his own solo shows, or supporting artists from Pierre Bensusan and Martin Simpson to Mumford & Sons.
Will’s music is influenced by styles from all over the world, and he has developed his own unique sound, with Celtic folk being the underlying inspiration behind a large majority of his own pieces. His performances have been described as “beautifully flawless”, as he swaps between nylon and steel string guitars to show the sheer variety of tone guitars can offer. For further information contact John at Tel: (052) 9153117 or 086 8907329.
Heritage Week this weekend
This year’s National Heritage Week will run from Saturday, August 23, to Sunday, August 30, and Fethard will join the national effort with Fethard Historical Society co-ordinating a local ‘Heritage Day’ on Friday, August 29.
Both the model of Fethard Medieval Town and the Grave Slab projects will be on view (free of charge) in Old Holy Trinity Church from 10am to 5pm with personnel present to interact with the visitors. This year’s Grave Slab project consists of the full size ‘rubbings’ of 12 carved grave slabs (from the 1500s to the 1700s) which are set in the floor of the church. These very large rubbings have been temporarily mounted on the church walls and their inscriptions have been deciphered and can now be read.
Backs to the Wall Tours will be conducting two tours of the Medieval Trail of Fethard at 11am and again at 2pm for anyone wishing to find out more about their hometown. The tours last one and half hours and cost €5 per adult with all children going free. Meet at the Foot Bridge in The Valley and there is no need to book, just turn up. Further information if needed is available on: www.backstothewalltours.com
Friday, August 29, is also Country Markets day at the Town Hall. In 1947 Country Markets was founded in Fethard the first ever Country Market held in Ireland.
East Munster Cadets
Ross McCormack and Jack Kealy both members of Fethard RFC who lined out with the East Munster Cadets v Leinster Midlands last week.
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The numbers drawn on August 13 were: 2, 8, 20 and 30. We had no jackpot winner and no ‘Match Three’ winner so the following drawn tickets received €50 each: David Kane, c/o Philly Kenny; Kevin Whyte / Kelly Fogarty, c/o K. Connolly; and Bridget Lonergan, Newchapel, Ballyclerihan.
The three following ‘Lucky Dip’ winners received €50 each: Tom Purcell, Burke Street, Fethard; Philip Shee (online ticket); and John O'Brien, c/o Nellie Donovan.
Next week’s draw takes place on Wednesday, August 20. 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 August 15 were 13, 14, 22 and 29. There was no jackpot winner and no match three winners so the following drawn tickets received €30 each: Niall O'Dwyer c/o Bob Fitzgeralds; Michael O'Connor, Killenaule; Audrey Devine, c/o An Post Fethard; Tony Ryan, Tullamaine; and Tom Purcell, Burke Street. The €50 Lucky Dip winner was Dick Fitzgerald, St. Patricks Place, Fethard.
Next week’s Jackpot is €5,900 and the draw will take place in Fethard GAA Park on Friday, August 22, at 7pm. All are welcome. Thanking you for your continued support.
Following a well-earned summer break, training will resume for all Moyglass Athletic Club athletes on Tuesday, September 2, at 7pm at Moyglass hall (please note new start time). We look forward to seeing all our athletes return to training and as always, new athletes welcome. This is a great opportunity for everybody to improve fitness levels and compete in track and field and cross country events.
Girls Soccer training
Moyglass and Killenaule Girls soccer training for the 2014/2015 season will start on Saturday next, August 23, from 6pm to 7pm in Scoil Ruain. Training for girls from U10 up to U16. New members always welcome and we look forward to seeing all the girls return. For further information contact Cora on 087 2333684.
‘70s & 80s’ night in Cloneen
Cloneen Sports & Social Club will hold a ‘70s & 80s’ night on Saturday, August 23, at 10pm. Music by DJ Kumar Mehta. Entry Fee is at the 1980s price of €2, with an additional 80c off your first drink. Why not come along with a few friends and enjoy a great night’s music and entertainment, 70s & 80s dress optional. Your support is greatly appreciated.
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.