Critical Illness Fund
Paddy Ryan, originally from St. Patrick's Place, Fethard, presenting a cheque to the Fethard Critical Illness Fund on hehalf of his late partner Gemma Slattery. Photographed at the presentation L to R: Gina Slattery, Paddy Ryan, Dinny Burke, Walty Moloney and Nellie Ryan.
Social Dancing at Fethard Ballroom
Dancing at Fethard Ballroom on this coming Sunday night, November 9, 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.
The death has occurred on Thursday, November 6, 2014, of Honor Davern (née Mulligan), John Street, Cashel, and formerly The Valley, Fethard.
Honor (retired teacher Scoil Ruain, Killenaule) died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family, beloved wife of the late P.J. and sadly missed by her loving sons Patrick, Michael, Donagh and Bryan, daughters-in-law Aideen and Siobhán, granddaughters Ava, Emer and Clara, sister Marian, brother Declan (San Francisco), brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and many friends.
May She Rest In Peace
Reposing at her residence this Saturday from 2pm to 8pm. Funeral Mass on Sunday in St. John the Baptist Church, Friar Street, Cashel at 2pm followed by Burial in St. John’s Cathedral Cemetery, John Street.
Fethard ICA meeting
Fethard ICA will hold their next Guild Meeting in the ICA Hall, Rocklow Road, at 8pm on Tuesday, November 11. Catering on the night by the ‘Green Group’.
Christy Allen, who died on November 4, 2014, photographed some years ago, with his late grandmothers Mary Nagle (left) and Monica Allen (right)
The death has occurred on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, of Christy Allen, The Green, Fethard and Clonmel. Christy, sadly missed by his loving parents Jim and Jacinta, his brothers and sisters, uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.
Reposing at his brother Ronan's residence, 17 Árd Alainn, Fethard, on Thursday, November 6, from 4 pm with removal at 6.45pm to the Holy Trinity Parish Church, Fethard, to arrive at 7 pm. Funeral Mass on Friday at 11am followed by burial in Calvary Cemetery.
Tipperary Foxhounds Opening Meet
Derry Donegan leading the Tipperary Foxhounds through Fethard's North Gate at their Opening Meet. (photos by Larry Kenny)
Favoured by another beautiful day of autumn sunshine there was a huge turnout of mounted, foot and car-followers for the Tipperary Foxhounds opening meet in Fethard on Monday, October 27. Following the blessing of the hounds and followers by Very Rev. Canon Breen P.P. eighty-three mounted followers moved off from McCarthy’s Orchard led by Huntsman, Derry Donegan. With the addition of a few more from The Square and Rocklow Road there must have been a field of at least one hundred riders by the time they reached the first draw at Rocklow. With foxes in good supply, very typical opening meet hunting was enjoyed in the Rocklow, Rathvin, Rathcoole and Ballyvaden areas before Derry blew for home at 4pm at Annsgift. While the mounted field was of usual opening-day numbers the number of car and foot followers seems to get bigger and bigger each season. Great to see such support for Fethard’s oldest sporting organisation, established in 1820, it supersedes the Fethard GAA club by at least sixty years. Feature of the opening day’s field was the large number of juvenile riders out taking advantage of the mid-term break. Well-mounted and with their pony club experience one can only wonder at the manner which even those of very tender years could successfully take on any country. ‘Molfaidh an Óige agus tiocfaidh siad’. – E.A.N.
Having a good view of the Opening Meet by Fethard Town Wall are L to R: Eamon Kennedy, Francis Lonergan, Jimmy Mullins, Michael Shine and Gene Lawrence.
L to R: Tony Purcell and Willie O'Donnell photographed at the Opening Meet in Fethard.
Tony Newport photographed with his granddaughter, Mary Jane Kearney, at the Opening Meet in Fethard.
Daniel, Marguerite, Nessa and Stephen Gleeson, Fethard, photographed at the Opening Meet
Marion Goodbody serving refreshments to Canon Tom Breen P.P. at the Opening Meet of Tipperary Foxhounds
Jenny and Jim Fogarty photographed with family members at the Opening Meet in Fethard.
Rosemary Lalor photographed with her nieces at the Opening Meet of Tipperary Foxhounds.
The Tipperary Foxhounds 2015 Calendar is now available. Containing a selection of exquisite hunting photograph, no doubt, like the previous editions, it will be a sell-out. Copies, at €10 each may be obtained from producers Ms Wendy Donegan, Ms Jane Farrell and usual outlets. These calendars would be an ideal Christmas or New Year gift.
Sweet Craft for children at Community Hall
Fethard Community Hall will host fantastic ‘Sweet Craft’ classes for children who will learn so much from the very talented Alla Dediuk. Classes costing €8 take place every Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm and children must be pre-booked in to allow Alla prepare her ingredients. Alla will show the children how to make and decorate a variety of seasonal ‘Cakepops’ and ‘Monsters’. For further information contact Alla at Tel: 086 0639127.
Christmas Shoebox Appeal
The Christmas Shoebox Appeal is an Irish project that promises to get your 'Christmas Shoebox' into the hands of a needy child in Eastern Europe. All they ask is for you to fill a shoebox with a range of simple Christmas gifts, and drop it off at your local drop off point at Centra, Fethard, or Monica Pollard, Rocklow Road, before November 10. All you need to do is get an average size shoebox (or a plastic storage container would also be great), and wrap it with Christmas paper.
Choose who you'd like to receive your gift – a boy or a girl, in one of three age groups: 2-4 years, 5-9 years or 10-14 years. For further information contact Monica Pollard, at Centra Foodmarket, Fethard, or by Tel: 087 1258591.
Congratulations to Dr. Maura Coulter (Walsh), who was recently conferred with a degree of Doctor of Philosophy, School of Health and Human Performance. Maura is married to Sean, has three children, and is a Lecturer at St. Patrick’s Training College, Drumcondra, Dublin. She is daughter of Kay and Bernard Walsh, Abbey Grove, Burke Street, Fethard.
Fethard Athletic Club
Fethard Athletic Club would like to sincerely thank everyone who generously contributed to our annual church gate collection last weekend in the parishes of Fethard and Killusty.
Training continues every Monday and Friday evening back to the usual time of 7.15pm from the ballroom carpark. All are welcome, beginners to experienced runners.
Our annual 5k Santa run is the next major event on Sunday, December 21, at 2pm. Walkers, buggies, joggers and runners all welcome along to enjoy some festive fun.
Community Text Alert Scheme meeting this Tuesday
A meeting will be held in the Tirry Centre on this Tuesday night, November 11, at 8pm to organise the Fethard Community Text Alert scheme in the town and remaining countryside that will link up with surrounding parishes.
Volunteers are needed from the various areas within Fethard to circulate forms to their neighbours and collect them afterwards. If you are willing to help in your area, come along to the meeting or give your name to the Community Office in Barrack Street, Tel: 052 613100. Full details will be given at the meeting.
November Cemetery Rosaries for the Holy Souls
Rosaries for the Holy Souls will be recited in the following cemeteries during the month of November. Sunday, November 9, in Calvary Cemetery at 3pm and Peppardstown Cemetery at 3.30pm. Sunday, November 16, in Rathcoole Cemetery at 2.45pm and Redcity Cemetery at 3.30pm. Sunday, November 23, in Tullamaine Cemetery at 2.30pm and Kiltinan Cemetery at 3.30pm. Sunday, November 30, in Killusty Cemetery after Mass; Presentation Convent Cemetery after 11am Mass; and Kilmaclugh Cemetery at 2.30pm. All are invited to come along and remember our loved ones who have passed on to their eternal reward.
Congratulations to El Marie, daughter of Mr Benny and Mrs Mary Cottrell, Inishshannon, Co. Cork, and Eoin, son of Mr Sean and Mrs Judy Doyle, Strylea, Fethard, who were married on September 12, 2014, in Inishshannon Co. Cork,
Fethard Bridge Club Mass for deceased members
Fr. Lazarus OSA will say Mass in the Tirry Centre for deceased members of Fethard Bridge Club on next Wednesday, November 12, at 6.45pm.
The results of our game on Wednesday, October 15 were: 1st Gross, Betty Walsh and Monica Anglim; 2nd Gross, Rita Kane and Kay St. John; 3rd Gross, Berney Myles and Alice Quinn; 1st Nett, Breda O’Grady and Margaret Mary McCormack; 2nd Nett, Breda Walsh and Mike Burke; 3rd Nett, Eileen Ryan and Jim Lahert.
On Wednesday, October 22 we played for Hallowe’en prizes and the results were: 1st Gross, Monica Anglim and Betty Walsh; 2nd Gross, Alice Quinn and Berney Myles; 3rd Gross, Ellen Rockford and Rita Holohan; 1st Nett, Carol Kenny and Gemma Burke; 2nd Nett, Nora Lawrence and Philly Kenny; 3rd Nett, Betty Egan and Margaret Slattery.
Please note that bridge now starts at 7.15pm sharp! If you are interested in learning Bridge, come along to the Tirry Centre on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm. Anyone looking for a partner contact Berney Myles at 6132038.
Fethard Players rehearse for ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’
Fethard Players are currently in rehearsal for their forthcoming production of a great comedy, ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ by Joseph Kesselring. The play will commence in the Abymill Theatre on Monday, November 17, at 8.15pm and continue its run until Sunday, November 23, with the exception of Thursday night. Special admission price on Monday and Tuesday night at €10, all other performances admission is €15. Booking is open now at Fethard Post Office Tel: (052) 6131217.
Cast of Fethard Players photographed at rehearsal for their forthcoming comedy'Arsenic and Old Lace' which will be staged in the Abymill Theatre commencing Monday, November 17, for six nights. Booking at Fethard Post Office Tel: 052 6131217. Standing L to R: Ann Walsh, Anne Connolly, Liam O'Connor, Jimmy O'Sullivan, Colm McGrath, Tom Gilpin, Richard Hayes. Seated L to R: Marian Gilpin, Niamh Hayes and Mia Treacy. Also in the cast are Pat Brophy, Joe Hanley and Pat Dunne.
Producer Austin O'Flynn (left) directing cast members at rehearsal for Fethard Player's forthcoming production of 'Arsenic and Old Lace' which will commence a six night run in the Abymill Theatre on November 17. Booking at Fethard Post Office Tel: 052 6131217.
The play, produced by Austin O’Flynn, is a farcical comedy revolving around the Brewster family with the following cast: Abby Brewster played by Ann Walsh; The Rev. Dr. Harper by Marian Gilpin; Teddy Brewster by Liam O’Connor; Officer Brophy by Pat Brophy; Officer Klein by Richard Hayes; Martha Brewster by Ann Connolly; Elaine Harper by Niamh Hayes; Mortimer Brewster by Jimmy O’Sullivan; Mr. Gibbs by Joe Hanley; Jonathan Brewster by Pat Dunne; Dr. Einstein by Colm McGrath; Lieutenant Rooney by Tom Gilpin, and Ms Witherspoon by Mia Treacy.
Patrician Presentation School Awards 2014
Free Asthma Clinic on Friday
A free Asthma Clinic will be held at O’Sullivan’s Pharmacy on Friday, November 7. Are you having breathing difficulties or shortness of breath? Need advice on inhaler technique? This clinic is suitable for adults and children. Call to book your free appointment with Daphne our Asthma Nurse.
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The numbers drawn on October 29 were: 3, 14, 21 and 27. We had no jackpot winner and no ‘Match Three’ winner so the following drawn tickets received €50 each: Fr. Lazarus, The Abbey, Fethard; Ian Cooke, Scotch Road, Fethard; and Darren O'Donohoe, Monkstown, Cork.
The three following ‘Lucky Dip’ winners received €50 each: John Cullinan, Kilmacomma, Clonmel; Margaret Maher, Kilboy; and Doug O'Donohoe, Whites Cross, Cork.
Next week’s draw takes place on Wednesday, November 5. The Jackpot is €10,000 and the Jackpot seller’s prize is €1,000. All proceeds go towards community work in Fethard, and we thank you for your on-going support.
Fethard GAA Sports Lotto
The numbers drawn on October 31 were 8, 11, 17 and 31. There was no jackpot winner and no match three winner so the following five drawn tickets received €30: Philomena Morrissey, St. Patricks Place; Mick Smyth, Burke Street; Danny Kane, Kerry Street; Cora Breen, Burke Street; and Caroline Quinlan, Tullamaine. The €50 Lucky Dip winner was: Anne Marie Jones, Moyglass.
Next week’s Jackpot is €7,000 and the draw will take place in Fethard GAA Park on Friday, November 7, at 7pm. All are welcome. Thank you for your continued support.
Fethard & District Rugby Club
A trip to Clonmel for Fethard minis to play rugby in good conditions was the order of the day, with Galbally also coming along.
Our Under 7s were small in numbers but they did not lack in enthusiasm and fine passing from Alec Knightly who continues working well with Harry Barton to show improvement and fine tagging. Not to be out done, younger brother Sam Knightly recycled the ball well and showed good teamwork with Cormac O'Donnell whose great passing helped greatly. Also noted from the last game was the fine performance from Conor Danagher who continues to show fine skills with his passing and tagging. Keep up the great work guys.
The U8s played three games against Clonmel and Galbally and continue to enjoy the wonderful team game. Noah O'Flynn started off with strong tackles and great recycling and rucking. Phill Gilman showed strong support to rob ball and repeatedly off load to Charlie Walsh to record numerous tries. Joey Fitzgerald worked with fearsome tackler Tagdh O'Brien to burst through and record multiple scores in all three games. Gavin Neville continues to thrive, putting in strong tackles and rucking over to rob ball and score tries. Adam Routtle is another strong tackler along with Billy Smyth. Ned O'Meara and Sean Fitzgerald are tough tacklers and great ball carriers working quickly on the breakdowns. Shane Ryan showed his incredible speed and strength to good effect to intercept ball and take on the opposition to record scores. Newcomer Paddy Ryan has taken to the game very quickly and put in text book tackles with fine ball carrying. The twins, Lee and Troy Delaney, are also fearsome tacklers and are perfecting the art of rucking over nicely to turnover the ball. Codi Grogan was a strong tackler in the second and third games and was also quick to the breakdowns to help turnover the ball with swift offloads.
We are home next Sunday, November 9, with Dungarvan and Kilfecle, at 10am for 10.30am kick off for all minis from U7s up to and including U12s. We kindly request parents to bring sandwiches and cakes to feed our visiting teams.
Girls rugby continues at 8pm to 9pm on Friday evening in Fethard. The U15s and U18s continue their Munster 7s league in Thurles on Saturday, November 8, at 12.30pm. The U13s Girls play their next matches on Saturday, November 15.
On Monday, October 27, Fethard U14s started very brightly with constant pressure inside the Clonmel 22 as Iain Harrington moved his pack nearer the line. Suddenly a breakout and despite the brave efforts of full back Matthew Gleeson, Clonmel had a touchdown under the posts (0-7). Within two minutes it was 0-14, the bewilderment in the eyes of the boys from the district said it all. The question was, had they the character to come back? A long drop out confused Clonmel and great harrying by Jack Hassett and Eoin Walsh saw turnover ball fed right side through the hands for Conor Vaughan to dot it down near the corner – oh yes, character a plenty! (5-14).
To and fro it swung with the meatier Clonmel pack driving close in but met with solid defence from Paddy Gaynor, Jack Lonergan and Darragh Hall. A Clonmel breakout was stopped in the tackle, the light fingered Matthew Burke pilfered to allow Richard Anglim to drive low, hard and fast for the line. Quick recycling saw the refs arm aloft for a gutsy try (10-14). Half time beckoned.
With the wind at their backs Fethard set sail for the Clonmel line. Good kicking kept Clonmel honest who tried manfully to breakout. Their outside centre broke and fancied his chances but Charlie Pearson halted that gallop with a tackle that BOD almighty would have been proud of. Will Ruttle fought hard in the tight to repel the Clonmel forwards and the hard tackles of Eoin Fitzgerald and the ever improving Sean Prendergast frustrated the visitors. The outstanding Peter wall gave everything he’s got. The score of the day followed when the nippy Vaughan broke down the left touch and with space gone grubbered towards the corner. Two Clonmel defenders were startled to find Wall pounce between them like a hungry hawk to make it 15-14.
With ball gathered from the kickoff and the blue and white charged on, Anglim, Walsh and Hassett to the fore. Robert Wall replaced the impressive Vaughan. Good rucking saw the always impressive Ethan Coen tear down the far side wing and despite 4 or 5 would be defenders splashed down to make 20-14 – had they done enough?
A long range penalty converted by Wall made it 23-14. But Clonmel would not lie down, soon the Fethard lads were battling hard to stop the larger Clonmel pack advancing. Despite brave resistance they wouldn’t be denied to leave it at 23-19 at the whistle.
The one thing about these lads is that they always work hard for each other and more importantly they NEVER quit.
The end result of the Fethard v Carrick game was that the blue and white won by a large margin, just what they deserved. It started well with a kickoff that saw Jack Lonergan rampage forward to see Ethan Coen go in under the posts. Lonergan had his best day yet for Fethard. With Capitan for the day Will Ruttle firing on all cylinders Carrick were in for a hard day much of this inflicted by the powerful Ruttle.
The back row of Jack Hassett, Daragh Hall and Richard Anglim put in tackle on tackle in the loose which allowed the ever alert Iain Harrington to sweep up at ruck time. Eabhan Looby added to Carricks woes with hard hitting and carrying throughout. Peter wall was imperious in his play and is brave to a fault. His out of hand kicking really pins opponents inside their 22. Eoghan Walsh leaves nothing in the dressing room and works as hard at the beginning as much as the end. Matthew Gleeson was coolness personified at full back under high ball and cleared his lines well. The quick flash and dash of Charlie Pearson reminds one of a young Peter Stringer. Sean Prendergast out on the wing gained valuable yards when slaloming through the Carrick backline. Paddy Gaynor clatters as much as he chatters and will be delighted with his well taken try as will Matthew Burke who rucked his socks off and got over for a five pointer. As always we work as a squad and positions were swapped but not weakened. Sam Quigley impressed with his tackling in the tight and carried well for hard won yards. Eoin Fitzgerald too was not found wanting when Carrick fought back. To be honest a man of the match could be plucked from Ruttle, Gleeson, Anglim, Wall, Coen but as rugby should be this is not about the individual but the team. I think nine tries were scored Coen, Burke, Gaynor, Wall, Anglim and Pearson.
We have a little break now but the tests ahead are much much sterner. You play what’s in front of you and although the boys executed well for large parts today there are other areas that need to be honed. The coaches are well aware of our weak points but are happy with the progress thus far. The work is now only beginning. Today demonstrated what can be achieved when the team is wide awake from the get go. Training will continue Fridays.
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