Raised €628.35 for UNICEF Ireland
Fethard Holy Trinity National School's Junior Infant and Sixth Class pupils presenting a cheque for €628.35 that they raised for UNICEF Ireland to help children whose lives have been devastated by the recent earthquakes in Nepal. Also included are school principal Ms Triona Morrisson and Ms Margaret Gleeson (teacher)
Fethard Ladies Football
Congratulations to Lucy Spillane who was part of the Tipperary U14 panel who won their All Ireland Final replay against Donegal in Tuam Stadium on Saturday, July 11. Having snatched a draw at the death last week this team never know when they’re beaten which proved to be the fact today as they ran out 2-10 to 1-7 winners. Well done Lucy and all the Tipp girls and selectors.
Well done to Kate Davey who was part of the Tipperary panel who defeated Waterford in the Munster Minor B final. Kate who is still playing U16 came off the bench to score a point for Tipp. The team went on to play Offaly in the All Ireland Minor semifinal on Tuesday, July 14, in Nenagh and won again on a scoreline 1-11 to 0-11. Well done Kate and all the Tipp team.
French students travelling home
French students photographed with their hosts, Mariola and Pat O'Dwyer, on their final day before leaving Fethard and returning to Paris, France. L to R: Calliste Betti, Mariola O'Dwyer, Antoine Joffre, Mayeul du Marais and Pat O'Dwyer.
Class of 1990 Reunion this Saturday
The Fethard class of 1990 are holding their reunion in Burke's Bar, Fethard on this coming Saturday, July 25. Anyone who was in that class at any stage from Junior infants to Leaving Cert is more than welcome to attend. For more information you can contact Niamh (Kenny) Moroney Tel: 086 1940016 or Pamela (Morrissey) O'Donnell Tel: 086 1632475. We hope to see a good crowd there.
65th Anniversary Pilgrimage to Holy Year Cross
The annual pilgrimage to the Holy Year Cross on Slievenamon will take place on Sunday, August 9, with the usual 1pm start from the hill wall. This year will be our 65th anniversary so we are expecting an even larger turnout then usual, so tell all your friends and we hope to see you all on the day.
Happy Wedding Anniversary
J.J. and Kitty Morrissey celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary with family and friends recently in Tralee. J.J. is a son of the late Tiny Morrissey who lived in Main Street.
St. Rita’s Camogie
Tuesday, July 7, was a historic day for our club, our U12s played in ‘Caman to Croker’ in Croke Park and had a fantastic day from start to finish. We started the day with a tour of Croke Park museum, which the girls thoroughly enjoyed, especially the ‘sing off’ with a cork team in the auditorium where “Tipperary, Tipperary are we are we are we”, rang throughout the museum and stadium!
We then took to the hallowed turf to play An Port Mor from Armagh, Atticall from Down, and finally Blackrock from Cork, resulting in two wins and a draw. This was a fantastic experience for all the girls and a memory that will last for life. Huge thanks and appreciation to the team mentors for their dedication and training throughout the year, and a special mention to Katie Ryan who refereed in Croke Park on the day. Thanks to everyone who supported our cake sale on Sunday last and also to Kenny’s Centra Supermarket for supplying the water.
Training for all ages from age 6 up takes place every Tuesday evening at 6.30pm in Fethard GAA Park and all are welcome to come and try it out.
Married recently in Carlow
Congratulations to Linda Kenny, St. Patrick's Place, Fethard, and Adrian Minogue, Arklow, who were married in Carlow Cathedral on Saturday, July 18. The couple will return to their employment in Perth, Australia, after their honeymoon.
Community Games come to a close
Community Games season will come to a close with the HSE National Festival of Sport over the weekends of August 14–16 and August 21–23 in the Athlone Institute of Technology. Fethard and Killusty area are proud to have four competitors representing county Tipperary at these finals. They are Mark O’Meara in U10 Handwriting, Oleg Shabrat in U12 Handwriting, Matthew Burke in U14 Art, and Abaigeal Maher in U16 Swimming.
The games wish to congratulate the Tipperary U14 ladies football team that won the All Ireland Final replay recently and especially to our own Lucy Spillane from Tullamaine who is also a member of the community games team.
Ladies football was founded in Fethard by Joe Keane, Chairman of Community Games, along with Biddy Ryan, who was secretary of the county board at the time and set the ball rolling in Fethard. They are well pleased with the results of their efforts.
€3,742.40 for South Tipperary Hospice Movement
Fethard ladies photographed making a presentation of €3,742.40 to South Tipperary Hospice Movement, the cheque was the proceeds of their participation in the recent women's mini-marathon in Dublin. The girls would like to thank everyone who sponsored them or helped in any way. L to R: Amy Pollard, Monica Pollard, Majella Daly, Marie Harold Barry (South Tipp Hospice), Patricia Breen, Stephanie Culligan and Trish Duggan. Missing from photo are Hazel and Aoife Sheehan. Well done to all involved.
GAA reunion for team of 1985
On weekend of August 21 and 22, a reunion of the Fethard Minor Football Team of 1985 is planned. It is now 30 years since this team won both the South and County Minor Championships and to mark this anniversary a ‘small’ get-together is being organised for the above weekend in August.
For more details for anyone involved with this team including players managers, selectors, supporters etc, you can contact Chris Coen on Tel: 086 0334797. Looking forward to meeting you all again.
Cat Lovers in Fethard & Killusty . . .
Have you seen this beautiful cat pictured above? Has this stray cat joined your household at any stage? If you have any information or if you've seen her in your area we would love to hear from you by contacting the Fethard Website at email@example.com or contacting us by phone at 052 6131663. We can pass on the information to the owner who would be extremely happy as she's missed so much. Join the dozens of people who are wishing her well and willing her to return safely to her loving home.
Fethard & District Day Care Centre
Fethard & District Day Care will hold their next Senior Day on Friday, July 31, from 10.45am. All seniors are more than welcome. A note for your diary – the following Senior Day, after July, will be held on Friday, September 25. For further information regarding Day Care Centre activities contact Geraldine at Tel: (052) 6132917.
Kerry football star Colm Cooper visits Patrician Presentation Secondary School
Just before the end of the school year in May, five-times All Ireland winning Kerry footballer Colm Cooper visited Patrician Presentation Secondary School. He was there in his role as a sporting ambassador for AIB and spoke to students about his experiences as a footballer, how they could improve their football skills and how lessons learned in sport can impact on other areas of students lives. Also whilst in the school both himself and local AIB manager Mr John Palmer gave an insight into AIB's role as a community bank and the efforts they were making to integrate and co-operate with local communities around the country. A great day was had by all and we thank Colm & John most sincerely for taking the time to come to our school and give us an insight into the role that AIB is trying to play to benefit young people in our schools and colleges across the country.
Social dancing at Fethard Ballroom
Dancing at Fethard Ballroom on this coming Sunday night, June 26, to the music of ‘Catherine and The Images’. All welcome to come along and enjoy a great night’s entertainment and social dancing from 9pm to midnight. Admission is €8 which includes tea and cakes.
Youth 2000 Summer Festival
The Youth 2000 Summer Festival is taking place between August 13-16, 2015, in the Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary, for ages 16-35. Youth 2000 is a Catholic youth organisation that organises lively faith festivals, retreats, prayer groups and other events for young people aged 16-35 across the island of Ireland. We invite you to come along to one of our upcoming events and experience something truly life changing. Visit www.youth2000.ie to book online, and for free bus routes and further info. Sign up to our monthly e-bulletin to stay connected.
The death has occurred on Thursday, July 16, 2015, of Rose Holohan (née Ryan), Ballinard, Fethard, and late of D'Arcy's Cross, Clerihan, after a short illness. Rose, pre-deceased by her husband Rody, deeply regretted by her sons, Patrick, Ailbe, Rory and Joseph, her daughter Majella O'Donaghue, daughters-in-law Bridget, Bernie and Deirdre, son-in-law John, sisters-in-law, Nora Ryan and Sr Bosco Holohan, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and many friends. May she rest in peace.
Reposing at her residence on Saturday, July 18, from 4 pm to 8 pm. Funeral Mass on Sunday in the Church of the Nativity, Cloneen, at 12 noon, followed by burial in the adjoining Cemetery.
Abbey Choir invited to sing at Knock
The Abbey Choir, with organist Ann Barry, photographed at rehearsal for this year's national Augustinian Day celebration in Knock on July 18.
Following their great reception in Knock last year, the Fethard Abbey Choir have been invited back to sing again this year for the national Augustinian Day on July 18. Organist Ann Barry is currently rehearsing hard with her local choir for this year’s event. The choir comprises the Abbey Choir along with some members of Fethard Choral Society. It is a great privilege to have been invited back to sing and the choir is looking forward to participating and adding to the ceremonies with their singing.
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The numbers drawn on July 15 were: 7, 14, 25 and 26. There was no jackpot winner and one ‘Match Three’ winner who received €150: Breda Kearney, St. Patrick's Place (online ticket). The three following ‘Lucky Dip’ winners received €50 each: Luke Hackett, Strylea, Fethard; Fionn Kenny, c/o Carol Kenny; and Brud Roche, Woodvale Walk, Fethard.
Next week’s draw takes place on Wednesday, July 22. The Jackpot is €5,350 and the Jackpot seller’s prize is €535. All proceeds go towards community projects in Fethard, and we thank you for your on-going support.
Excerpts from RTÉ Television chat show 'Bibi' - Killenaule 1989
Excerpts from RTÉ Television chat show 'Bibi', with broadcaster Bibi Baskin. The show was recorded in Killenaule, County Tipperary, and broadcast on 14 December 1989.
GAA Sports Development Lotto
Last week’s numbers drawn on July 17, were 2, 17, 34 and 36. There was no jackpot winner and one match three winner who received €100: Gerard Flynn, An Tigin, The Valley, Fethard.
Next week’s Jackpot is €12,800 and the draw will take place in Fethard GAA Park dressing rooms on Friday, July 24, at 7pm. Sellers Prize €330. All are welcome and thank you for your continued support. All funds raised are used to promote sport in the community.
Fethard Sports Achievement Award for June
Photographed at the presentation of the Butler's Bar Fethard Sports Achievement Award for June were L to R: Miceál Maher (sporting guest), Gareth Lawrence (winner) and M.J. Croke, representing this month's sponsor, Cashel Motor Works.
The winner of the Butlers Bar Fethard Sports Achievement Award for June was Gareth Lawrence. Gareth recently brought home a world title to Fethard for Powerlifting. His gold medal was achieved in the 75kg junior deadlift event. Gareth was joined by family members and friends for the presentation held in Butlers on Friday last, July 10.
Special sporting guest on the night was Miceál Maher. Miceál will be best remembered for his national and international success as co-driver to the late Frank Meagher, rally driver from Cloneen whose Ford Sierra Cosworth Sapphire car overturned and unfortunately struck a tree on a forest track at Anner Wood near his home on March 10, 2002.
The award was presented by M.J. Croke, representing this month’s sponsor, Cashel Motor Works.
Fethard Community Playgroup
Fethard Community Playgroup will reopen on August 31 for the coming year. All application forms should be returned to Fethard Community Playgroup, Rocklow Road, Fethard, by Friday, July 10, please. Mornings are fully booked but there are a number of spaces left for afternoon sessions. Contact Helena on Tel: (052) 6132316.
Gatsby Ball – 1920s night
The Fionn MacCumhaill Players will host a 'Gatsby Ball – 1920s night' in Cloneen Sports & Social Club on Friday, August 14, with music by 'The Pearly Whites'. Fancy Dress (optional). For tickets contact Tel: 086 0834208.
Many great prizes on the night including two nights B&B for two people in Bantry; two nights B&B in Antrim; €100 voucher for hotel stay in Mayo; family tickets to Bunratty Castle; four green fees to Country House Hotel & Golf Club Athlone; two tickets for Guinness Storehouse; and many more . . .
Silage Extravaganza and Family Day at Moyglass
Organisers preparing the groundwork for the forthcoming Moyglass 'Silage Extravaganza' on Sunday, July 26.
Coolmoyne and Moyglass Vintage Club are hosting a silage extravaganza and family day on Sunday, July 26, on Joe Trehy’s farm at Mobarnane, Moyglass. This promises to be the biggest working event in Ireland for 2015 and entries have been received from all over Ireland and the U.K. The local club members are joined by experienced silage operators from surrounding clubs and counties. Club members met like-minded silage and vintage enthusiasts a few years ago and the idea of holding a large event was discussed and two trial runs were held last year. The venue is ideal as it is only 10K from the M8. There are over 100 entries for the silage cutting and it will be a sight to behold when all of these kick into gear on one site. We are creating a record for double chop harvesters and Lee trailers. One entrant is driving his tractor from the north of Ireland and the boys from the west are travelling in convoy to The Horse and Jockey.
Our tractor run will take place on Saturday, July 25, when we will meet the contingent from the west at The Jockey and escort them back to Moyglass. We want to emphasise that the main events are really part of a family day out. There will be a static display of vintage tractors, cars, oil engines and implements etc. an old fashioned threshing, butter making, a lady blacksmith, trade stands and auto jumblers will add to the enjoyment for the public. Of course we cannot forget the children and these will be catered for with bouncy castles, slides, swinging boats, train rides, amusement arcades, ice cream vans and shop etc. Food will be available all day. The Dog Show is sponsored by Moyglass Kennels, so it’s time to get grooming and give your pets a day out also. Neighbours Sean and Ann O’Dea are very kindly providing parking facilities.
The event will commence at 11am with cutting for single chops, precision chops, wagons and self propelled dating from the sixties to the eighties. Paddy Lee of Lee Trailer fame will officially open the extravaganza at 2pm followed by the double chop record challenge and the Lee trailer record challenge.
Eamonn O’ Dwyer of Tipp F.M launched the event when an episode of Down Your Way was recorded at the Village Inn Moyglass on June 13. This was a memorable night of trad music, interviews and nostalgia. The Pheasant Pluckers were joined by a host of singers and musicians. Eamonn will return to record another episode on site on Sunday, July 26. And the Pheasant Pluckers are returning to Ned Kelly’s on Saturday, July 25. Irish TV are sending a film crew to record the event, which will be aired on channel 191. A host of journalists from Ireland and Peter Love from England are covering the event. South Tipperary Hospice are the charity who will receive the proceeds from the event and what a worthy cause. Admission is very reasonable at €5 and children under 12 are free. So whether you are a silage enthusiast or looking for a good family day out head for Moyglass on Sunday, July 26, and become part of this unique event and also support a most notable charity.
Ronnie Delany to lead Famine 1848 Walk in Ballingarry
This annual Famine Walk takes place in Ballingarry on Saturday, July 25, at 3pm. The starting point is the Young Ireland and National Flag Monument in the village of The Commons. The Walk covers one and half miles and concludes at the Famine Warhouse, the State national heritage site. The Walk commemorates all those who died and emigrated during the Great Famine, and the 1848 Rising, which took place in Ballingarry in the middle of the Famine.
This year the Walk will be led by Ireland's most famous Olympic champion, the legendary Irish sportsman Ronnie Delany who won the Gold Medal for Ireland in the 1500 metres at the Olympics games in Melbourne in 1956. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome. On the afternoon of Sunday, July 26, and there will be free guided tours of the Famine Warhouse every half hour.
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. Send any comments or photo information to firstname.lastname@example.org
Bernard Fogarty posted this photograph taken outside Dot Mullins little sweet shop on lower Main Street. Anyone know the other people in the photo? Please email email@example.com
Mick Teehan posted this photo "Coolmore team and mentors" taken in the 1970s. Back L to R: Danny Croke, Joe Costello (RIP), Mick Teehan, Davy Sullivan, Willie Fleming, Paddy Walsh, Bill Gleeson (RIP), Frank Fogarty, William Gleeson. Front L to R: Davy Ryan, Michael Gleeson, Pat Tobin and Eddy Sheehan.
Bernard Fogarty also posted this photo of a Moyglass FC team 1975 Back row: Pakie Harrington, Ed Healy, Georgie Williams, Arthur Daly, Ed Sheehan (player/manager), Mick Teehan. Front row: Christy Healy, Noel Sharpe, Philly O'Connell, Mattie Tynan, Davy Williams and Bernie Fogarty.
Fethard & Killusty trip to Medjugorje 2015
Next year’s Fethard & Killusty parish trip to Medjugorje, operated by Joe Walsh Tours, will depart on August 12, 2015, and return on August 19, 2015. A special group rate of €669 per person sharing has been organised which includes flights, accommodation with breakfast and evening meal. There are some single rooms available at an additional cost of €22 per night. Deposit (when booking) €200. For further information contact David Woodlock at Tel: (052) 6131077 or 087 2522028.
Items for inclusion on this website and 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.