Butler's Sports Achievement Awards
Butler’s Sports Achievement Award winner for January was Fethard Patrician Presentation Cadette Volleyball Team who won the All-Ireland B Cadette Girls Volleyball final on January 29. Photographed at the presentation were L to R: Ann Butler (sponsor), Trudy Kirwan (special sports guest), Molly O’Meara (captain) who accepted the award on behalf of the team, and Helen Walsh (team coach).
Butler’s Sports Achievement Award winner for February was Liz Lalor who trained one and rode three winners during February, her first winner as a trainer. Photographed at the presentation were L to R: Trudy Kirwan (special sports guest), Deirdre Goggin who accepted the award on behalf of Liz Lalor; and Ann Butler (sponsor).
The death has occurred on Thursday, March 12, 2015, of Ann Healy, Strylea, Fethard, (peacefully) following a long illness bravely borne and surrounded by her loving family.
Ann will be sadly missed by her brothers Tommy, Jim and Ed, her sister Con, (pre deceased by her sister Catherine), her partner Bill O'Sullivan and family, nephews, nieces, extended family and wide circle of friends, including former colleagues in the Civil Service at the Valuation Office in Dublin and the Office of Social Protection, Clonmel. May she rest in peace.
Reposing at her residence on Saturday March 14th from 4 pm to 7 pm. Requiem Mass on Sunday in the Holy Trinity Parish Church, Fethard at 11 o clock followed by interment in Calvary Cemetery.
Fethard Festival Fancy Dress Parade 1982
These are a selection of photographs taken at a wet and windy Fethard Festival Fancy Dress Parade in 1982. Have a look and see how many faces you recognise. If you know some of the names drop us a line to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll add them below.
L to R: Stephanie Culligan, Oonagh Browne, Claire Coffey, Jennifer Harkin, Triona O'Sullivan and Catriona Boland.
L to R: Anna Lisa O Sullivan, Fionnuala Murray and Lizzie Collison
L to R: Niamh Ward and Caroline Horan.
A section of the Croome Carroll family entry
L to R: John Fogarty, Catherine Newport and Paul Mullins on the pony (part of the Hogan Musical Society entry)
L to R: Brendan Kenny and Shane Kenny (part of the Hogan Musical Society entry)
L to R: Thomas Connolly and Niall Connolly
'The Maids of Slievenamon', Verona and Bernadette Holohan
L to R: Evan Delaney and Conor Kane
L to R: Maura Collison and Mary English
L to R: Joan Fleming, Edel Neville and Mary Walsh.
L to R: Mandy O'Donnell, Lizzie Thompson and Collet Fitzgerald.
L to R: Ann Marie Quinlan, Hilary Hayes and Pamela Lawler.
L to R: Jill Maher, Monica Kenny, Cathy Charlton, Marie Horan, Grainne McManus and Claire O'Riordan.
Part of the Hogan Musical Society entry Back L to R: Gemma Kenny, Anne Drumm, Eileen Connolly, Mary McCoemack, Davy Tobin. Front L to R: Niamh hKenny, Eugene Walsh and Alan Connolly.
'Lost My Shirt at Ascot' L to R: Ned Maher and Paddy Broderick (part of the Hogan Musical Society entry)
'Small Farmers Getting Smaller' L to R: Padriag Spillane, Richard Butler, Eugene Colville, Alan Colville and Keith Colville (standing in front).
Fethard Athletic Club
Fethard Athletic Club meet and train Monday's and Fridays at 7.15pm from the ballroom carpark, new members are invited to come along. Why not start training and aim for our annual 4 mile 'Walls of Fethard' road race which takes place on Thursday, May 28, this year.
Club will meet in McCarthy's Hotel, Main Street, on this Thursday evening, March 12, at 9pm, all members welcome.
Free Dementia Clinic
Are you concerned about forgetting things, memory loss? Do you need help with dealing with a loved one with dementia? Visit our dementia expert at O’Sullivan’s Pharmacy, Main Street, on Tuesday, March 24, for a free consultation. Get help and tips to live a full, enriched and happy life. Call us on Tel: (052) 6132111 for your free appointment.
Fethard Bridge Club
The results of the game played on Wednesday, February 18, were as follows: 1st Gross, Carmel Condon and Brendan Kenny; 2nd Gross, Monica Anglim and Betty Walsh; 3rd Gross, Rita Kane and Kay St. John; 1st Nett, Tony Hanrahan and Bill O’Sullivan; 2nd Nett, Mike Burke and Margaret Slattery; 3rd Nett, Madeleine O’Donnell and Mary Tierney.
Next Wednesday, March 18, we play the fourth round of the Player of the Year competition. 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.
Spikeball teams progress to Munster Regional Finals
Holy Trinity National School girls' Spikeball team Back L to R: Rachel Loughnane, Nell Spillane, Annica O'Connor, Aine Ryan. Jennifer Phelan, Megan Ryan and Alison Connolly. Missing from photo are Molly Curran and Kaylin O'Donnell.
Holy Trinity National School has many talented Spikeball players. Seven teams from 5th and 6th classes participated in the County Round of the Spikeball Primary Competition for boys, girls and mixed teams in Monroe Sports Complex on February 4. Two of the school’s teams will progress to the Munster Regional Finals in Ballincollig, Cork on March 10.
Well done to all the boys and girls who participated and for their dedication in attending training after school every Monday and Friday. The hard work has certainly paid off! Thank you to their teachers Mrs Aisling Fanning and Ms Rebecca Meagher for preparing the teams so well and to Mrs Sandra Spillane who has volunteered to lend an extra helping hand in training. We wish the two teams the very best of luck in the competition in Cork!
Holy Trinity National School boys' Spikeball team who have progressed to the Regional Finals which are due to be held in Cork in March Back L to R: Ciarán Moloney, Ryan Walsh, Ethan Coen, Matthew Burke, Cathal O'Mahoney. Front L to R: Michael Conway, Shane Neville and Miceál Quinlan.
Fethard and Killusty Community Games wish to remind all competitors that the closing date for entries to be submitted in the area Art competition is Friday next, March 13. Entries will be collected in all schools in Fethard and Killusty. If a child is attending school elsewhere they may submit their entry to the Fethard Community Council Office in the Tirry Centre, Barrack Street, where it will be collected and included in the judging. Closing date for the boys and girls U10 and U12 Handwriting competition have been extended to the end of March. Exact date for collection will be announced as soon as possible.
The area are also very pleased to announce they have the biggest ever number of teams are entered in county activities this year. Well done to the following team managers for their interest: Sean Kiely for U10 football and U11 Hurling; Micheál Spillane for U12 girls football and U14 girls football; Sandra Spillane, U14 Camogie and U14 girls Spikeball; Anne Marie Moroney, U14 boys Spikeball; Joe Burke, U14 Tag Rugby (mixed); and Catherine Pearson, U16 boys Pitch and Putt. The good news for the pitch and putt team is that they are the only team entered in the county this year and as this event was removed from the Munster programme is recent years, they are now qualified for the National Finals in Athlone on the weekend of August 15 to 17. Off to a good start! Further details to follow later.
The County Final of the Art will take place in the Presentation Convent, Clonmel, on Saturday, April 18. The Gymnastics event takes place on Monday, May 4, in Monroe Sports Complex. The Swimming event takes place in Clonmel Pool and Cycling on Grass event in Fethard Community Sportsfield, dates for both to be confirmed.
Talent competition takes place in Haile Na Feile, Cashel on Sunday, April 26, and the County Athletic Finals will take place in Templemore on Sunday, June 21. Busy times ahead.
Operation Transformation Finale
The final weigh-in of Operation Transformation takes place this Friday evening in the Convent Community Hall from 7pm, and after the walk the winners will be announced. We hope that everyone that weighed in the first week will attend and their weight loss can be added to the group total, no matter how small. Also it would be good to attend and support the winners and losers.
Friday evening will be the last weigh-in for this year in the centre but we will continue to weigh-in after the ‘Couch to 5K’ training at the rugby field for the eight weeks of that programme. This training is open to all who just want to get fit, some will learn how to run, some just want to walk with company and chat. Numbers are filling up fast so if you wish to book your place please text Biddy O'Dwyer at Tel: 087 6410352. So hope to see you all this Friday night, March 13, for our final weigh-in.
Well Done Laura
Well done to Laura Rice, Brookhill, Fethard, who along with three others, have been chosen to represent Ireland in the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity competition in June. Laura and her colleague, Paddy O'Mahoney from The Social House, will compete in the Cyber Category and Robert Cummins and Mickey Chan from Ogilvy Dublin will compete in the Media Category. The competition is the first of its kind in Ireland and offers a career defining opportunity for these four young creatives who will now represent Ireland and compete with the best in the world.
St. Patrick's Day 'Cookies'
Prepare for Saint Patricks Day by attending a Cookie Decorating class with Alla Dediuk on in the Convent Community Hall on this Wednesday, March 11, from 6pm to 7pm. The calss is suitable for boys and girls age 4 upwards. The cost is €8 per child. Places are limited and must be pre-booked with Alla by contacting Tel: 086 0639127.
New Tipperary Rangers commemoration gathering
The social committee of the New Tipperary Rangers invite all to their Annual gathering held at ‘The Monument’ at Noan, East Ballinure, on Saturday next, March 14, at 2pm, to remember the neighbours, past and present, in this lovely expanse of South Tipperary. It would be lovely to see those that are resident in the locality and friends and neighbours living away from the parish to make a small effort to come along. You’d never know who you might meet! Light refreshments will be served in the hall in Ballinure afterwards. Tiobraid Arann Abu!
Fethard & Killusty Community Jackpot won
Congratulations to Michael Brennan, St. Mary’s Road, Killenaule, who chose the winning numbers, 10, 19, 21 and 23, drawn on March 4 to scoop the €10,000 Jackpot prize in the Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto. The winning ticket was sold by Kathleen Conway who also won the €1,000 seller’s prize.
The three following ‘Lucky Dip’ winners received €50 each: Anthony Ryan, c/o Nellie Ryan; Dick Maher, c/o Kitty O'Donnell; and John O'Brien, c/o Nellie Donovan.
Next week’s draw takes place on Wednesday, March 11. The Jackpot is €2,500 and the Jackpot seller’s prize is €250. All proceeds go towards community work in Fethard, and we thank you for your on-going support.
Killusty Soccer Club
Killusty Soccer Club will hold a Mass on this Wednesday, March 11, at 7.30pm, dedicated to the late Michael Cranitch and all the deceased members of the club. All players past and present are asked to please take note and come along if possible.
Fethard GAA Notes
Our U12 Football first team lost on Saturday to Moyle Rovers, 5-4 to 3-3, in the championship after a very solid display against strong opposition. It’s great to see Fethard back competing well in grade ‘A’ football. Best wishes to Robert Wall who suffered a nasty wrist injury. Our second team were beaten by Newcastle in their championship game. Well done to all our U12 players for a great effort and to all our parents and supporters, thanks.
Our intermediate players returned to training on Friday and there was a very good turnout with room for more next Friday. Our U21 football game scheduled for this week was postponed until next Wednesday.
Our Juvenile Club will hold their Church Gate Collection next weekend, March 14 and 15. All support is greatly appreciated and is put to good use with due care.
GAA Sports Lotto
Last week’s numbers drawn on March 6, were 2, 15, 19 and 21. There was no jackpot winner and one match three winner who received €100: Jim Smyth, Strylea, Fethard.
Next week’s Jackpot is €9,000 and the draw will take place in Fethard GAA Park dressing rooms on Friday, March 13, at 7pm. All are welcome. Thank you for your continued support.
The death has occurred on Monday, March 2, 2015 of Philip Major, Woodstown, Waterford and Clonmel, suddenly, at his residence. Very deeply regretted by his children Simon and AJ, parents Noel and Dick, brother Richard, relatives and friends.
Reposing at his parents' residence, Melview, Clonmel on Thursday from 1pm to 7pm. Funeral arriving at Holy Trinity Church, Fethard at 10.45am on Friday for Requiem Mass at 11am followed by private cremation.
Killusty Tidy Village Development Group
The next meeting of the
Killusty Tidy Village Development Group will take place on Thursday, March 12, at 7.30pm in the school room. The topic for discussion is the 'Tidy Village Plan'.
Great progress has been made following the recent meetings and there was an excellent attendance of local residents supporting this initiative. All are welcome and invited to get involved.
The death has occurred on Sunday, March 1. 2015 of John 'Johnnie' O'Meara, Milestown, Fethard, in his 93rd year. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Nora, sons Frank, John, Dan, Jimmy, Brendan and Brian, daughters Rita (Brennan), Castlecomer, Ena (Dunphy), Cloneen, Noreen (White), Clonmel, and Claire (O'Meara), Fethard, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Reposing Tuesday, March 3, in Brett's Funeral Home, Mullinahone from 5pm to 8pm. Requiem Mass on Wednesday morning, March 4, to The Church Of The Nativity, Cloneen, for 12 noon followed by burial immediately afterwards in adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only please. House strictly private on Wednesday morning - Immediate family only please.
Fethard & Killusty Anglers
Fethard & Killusty Anglers would like to thank all who attended the AGM of the club on February 27. The elected officers for 2015 are as follows: Tom Fogarty (chairman), Seán Maher (secretary) and Mattie Fleming (treasurer). Please contact Seán Maher on 085 7050580 or Tom Fogarty on 087 7477218 for membership, enquiries or to update your contact details.
The committee congratulates Seamus Butler and Albert Adcock on their performance while representing Ireland in the European Fly-fishing Championships held in Sweden in 2014.
River bank cleaning and stile repair will take place on this coming Sunday, March 8, at 10am, any help from members is very welcome.
Our annual club competition will take place on Sunday, April 19, book in from 9.30am at Thorny Bridge. Tight lines to all for the coming season, get out there and enjoy it as every day on the river is a gift.
Fethard Fitness initiate starting soon
All are invited to take part in a new ‘Couch to 5K’ fitness training initiate that will commence in Fethard Rugby Club (small field), starting March 20 for eight weeks with a qualified instructor and runner, Biddy O'Dwyer Contact: 087 6410352. Training will take place from 7.15pm to 8pm and is suitable for all levels of fitness even if you never ran before or never want to run, this will still increase your fitness. Remember there is no pressure on anyone to run and walkers are welcome too.
This is a continuation of Operation Transformation and is open to everyone. The weigh-in will take place afterwards for those who wish to keep it up. €4 per session pay-as-you-go.
Fethard starts 18-month water main upgrade
Emily Sayers photographed outside her Delicatessen in Burke Street where business is open as normal despite the road being blocked for the next two months
Fethard businesses and traffic are heading for a long eighteen month disruption as Irish Water commence with the long awaited upgrade to the town’s water supply and sewerage system. Work commenced in Burke Street on Monday morning, March 2, and local businesses on the street are feeling the pinch as customers try and find alternative ways to their shops. It is estimated that Burke Street will take two months to complete. The lower end, from the Augustinian Abbey to Emily’s Delicatessen, will be shut off for the next month and the other end for the following month. The local business owners would like to stress that business is open as usual and they, like Irish Water, apologise for any inconvenience caused.
There is no easy way to complete the work but the benefits to Fethard will be well worth the eighteen-month wait. The project will improve water pressure and reduce leakage levels which have been high due to the poor condition cast iron water main and lead services. It will also reduce the loading on the wastewater treatment plant and prevent overflows into the Clashawley river.
For further enquiries you can contact the project supervision team directly on telephone: 087 7698546.
Fethard Faces and Places from the Past
The following are a selection of photographs recently added to the Fethard Faces and Places from the Past page on Facebook, also published here
for the benefit of our readers who are not on Facebook. The Facebook page is used for sharing old Fethard photographs with other members of the group and is open to all interested in joining.
Presentation Convent school class group taken April 1956. Back: Stasia Whelan (Killenaule), Margaret Griffin, Patricia Ryan, Kitty Mai Barry, Eileen Hayes (Killenaule), Biddy Smith and Mary Cantwell. Middle: Alice Flynn, Mary O’Shea, Madeline Croke, Mary Tobin, Rita Kenny, Doreen Maher, Nan Sayers, Mary Sayers, Mary Murray and Alice Leahy. Front: Eileen Carey, Helen Fergus, Raphael Hanley, Geraldine Young, Ann Hurley and Maureen Moclair.
National School enrolments for September taken now
Holy Trinity National School, Fethard are now taking enrolments for September 2015. Please contact the school office on (052) 6131493 for more information. Enrolment forms are also available from the office. Thank you.
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