The death has occurred on Saturday, August 29, 2015, of Mary McEvoy (née Holohan) Killusty, Fethard, Tipperary. Mary, pre deceased by her husband John, is deeply regretted by John, Deirdre, Anne and James, her brothers Mick and Ned, the Holohan family, grandchildren Sean, Sophie, Ryan and Megan, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.
Reposing at her residence on Monday from 4pm to 8pm. Funeral Mass on Tuesday, September 1, in Killusty Church at 11am followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu to South Tipperary Hospice.
The death has occurred on Saturday, August 29, 2015, of Richard (Dick) Hennessy, The Glebe, Coleman, Fethard, peacefully at home. Deeply regretted by his wife Mary, son Fr Gerard, daughters Liz and Rosie, brothers Michael and John, sister Breda, son-in-law Rory, grandchildren James, Lucy and Peter, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.
Reposing at home on Sunday, August 30th, from 4pm to 7pm. Funeral Mass in St. Michael's Church, Clerihan on Monday at 11.30am followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only please. House private on Monday morning.
The death has occurred on Saturday, August 29, 2015, of Kathleen Holohan (née O'Loughnan),
Slievenamon House, Killusty, Fethard. Kathleen, wife of the late William, is deeply regretted by her family, Mairead, Magette, John, Pat, Yvonne, Louise and Felicity, her brother Frank O'Loughnan, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.
Reposing at McCarthy's Funeral Home, Fethard, on Sunday from 2.30pm to 4.30pm arriving in Killusty Church at 5pm. Funeral Mass on Monday at 12.30pm, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.
The death has occurred on Friday, August 28, 2015 of Mary Butler (née Delahunty),
Saucestown, Fethard, peacefully at St Clare's Ward, St Patrick's Hospital, Cashel. Mary, pre-deceased by her husband Paddy and daughter Margaret, is deeply regretted by her daughters Maura Crowley and Majella Hayde, her sons Percy, Jim and Thomas, sisters Doley, Breda, Betty, brothers Mick and Tommy, grandchildren, great grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.
Reposing at McCarthy's Funeral Home, Fethard on Sunday, August 30, from 5pm with removal to the Holy Trinity Parish Church at 7pm. Funeral Mass on Monday at 11am followed by burial in Calvary Cemetery.
Fethard Minor Team’s 30-year reunion weekend
Photographed at the Fethard 1985 Minor Football Team reunion in Burke's Bridge Bar are Back L to R: Chris Coen, Paul Mullins, Willie O'Donnell, Pat Sheehan, David Kane, Paul Hayes, Liam Ryan, Brian Burke, Michael O'Riordan, Michael Ryan, Jimmy O'Shea, Andy O'Donovan. Front L to R: Roger Mehta, Gerry Murphy, Deirmuid Hackett and Colm Hackett. (Photo supplied by Miceál McCormack)
Photographed at the 1985 Team Reunion were L to R: Deirmuid Hackett, who was team captain and travelled home from Milford, Connecticut, USA, for the reunion, and Roger Mehta, who played with Diarmuid on the 1982 team when they won the Munster Schools and Club Championship. (Photo supplied by Miceál McCormack)
The Fethard Minor Football team of 1985, South and County Champions, held a very successful reunion over last weekend in Fethard when nineteen of the original team travelled home from such faraway places as Milford, Connecticut, USA, to join in the celebration. The reunion began in Burke’s Bridge Bar on Friday night where the group renewed old friendships and recalled their many tough-fought battles on the playing field. On Saturday night, festivities continued at The Well Bar, Burke Street, where a barbecue was laid on and music supplied by the Pheasant Pluckers.
Photographed at the 1985 Team Reunion are teammates L to R: David Kane, who travelled home from Essex, UK, Gerry Murphy and Michael O'Riordan. (Photo supplied by Miceál McCormack)
The social atmosphere was exciting enhanced by the singing of the 82-year-old team manager, Jimmy O’Shea, and poignant speeches from Chris Coen and team captain, Diarmuid Hackett, who also recalled the most memorable match of the campaign in 1985, being the South Final against their Slievenamon counterparts and coming back from a 14 point deficit in the first half to draw level at eight minutes to go from a score by Brian Burke and then go ahead with a well-deserved point scored by Willie O’Meara. With the Fethard supporters ecstatic the final whistle was blown leaving the final score in Fethard’s favour at 1-12 to 3-05. The team then went on to win the County Final by beating Templemore 3-10 to 3-01.
This is the team sheet from the programme at the County Final.
Fethard Minor Football Team South and County Champions 1985 Back L to R: Willie O'Meara, Fergus McCormack, Liam Ryan, Paul Hayes, David Kane, Brian Burke, Eddie Sheehan, Colm Kehoe, Chris Coen, Jimmy O'Shea (trainer). Front L to R: Andy O'Donovan, Michael Ryan, Willie Morrissey, Gerry Murphy, Dermot Hackett (captain), Johnny Connolly, Paul Mullins, Shay Ryan and Kevin Burke. Mascot in front is Colm Coen. Also on the team was Michael O'Riordan (Kerry Street), Eddie Sheehan, Tom McCarthy and Adrian Bradshaw.
This enthusiastic team are now making arrangements for their 60th Reunion in 2045, and knowing these players – anything’s possible!
Social dancing at Fethard Ballroom
Dancing at Fethard Ballroom on this coming Sunday night, August 30, to the music of ‘Liam Mannering’. 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.
Free Culture Night in Fethard
Tania Opland & Mike Freeman are looking forward to bringing music to that newly refurbished Fethard Tholsel (Town Hall) for 'Culture Night' on Friday, September 18, 2015, starting 8.30pm. This is a free heritage event featuring a concert of acoustic world music and electric multicultural mixture. All are welcome. To download further information on 'free 'Cultural Nights' organised in our Tipperary area CLICK HERE FOR EVENTS BROCHURE
There'll be a bit of medieval in the programme for anybody who's missing their dose this year! Thanks to Dan Hill for the photo above (www.facebook.com/real.dan.hill)
Fethard Rugby training commences on September 4
After a successful season Fethard rugby training returns on Friday, September 4, at 6.45pm for all ages. New players always welcome. This year, our girls’ teams will be entered into competitions from U12 to U18s. For such a young club it is great to see the success of six of our young players in making the full Munster squads. So come on down to the community sportsfield and experience the fun playing Fethard rugby.
Convent Community Hall
Fethard Ballet Classes are back on Friday, September 11, at Fethard Convent Community Hall. Classes for ages 3-4, 5-7 and 8+ years. We hope you had a fantastic summer and are looking forward to returning to school and your dance classes. For times and further information, please Contact us on 086 8925336, or email us at email@example.com
Farewell to Zane
Zane Zorina (centre) cutting a cake supplied by her friends in Fethard Athletic Club at a farewell coffee morning to mark her departure from Fethard. Also included are Noreen Sheehy (left) and Ginny Hutton. (Photo supplied by Miceál McCormack)
We would like to wish Zane Zorina and her family best wishes for the future as they move to Latvia. Zane was fantastic for helping out in the hall and will be sadly missed. She painted a lovely mural on the wall in the library and was a great help to Janice every week for the Parent/Minder Toddler group. She also loved been involved in community activities and was always willing to get stuck in and lend a hand. Thank you Zane for your involvement in the hall our loss will be Latvia's gain.
Back to school at Patrician Presentation
The incoming First Years at Fethard Patrician Presentation Secondary School will commence their school year on Friday, August 28, at 9.15am. There is a comprehensive programme of events for the day and parents / guardians will be receive an information letter and timetable in the coming days. The school extends a big welcome to the group and wishes them well in our school. Second and Fifth Year Pupils will return to school on Monday, August 31, with the 3rd, 4th and 6th Years returning on Tuesday, September 1.
Fethard Scouts do well at National Phoenix Challenge
Well done to Fethard Scouts on achieving Silver Standard at the National Phoenix Challenge over their four day competition held on August 21,22, 23 and 24, where 100 Patrols (800 scouts) took part. This was a mighty performance from our multitalented great kids, we're so proud of you! L to R: Lucy Whyte, Katie Ryan (P.L.), Patrick Shine, Noelle O'Meara (A.P.L.), Aidan O'Dwyer, Jake Keating, Adam O'Sullivan and Daniel Daly.
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The numbers drawn on August 19, were: 1, 7, 12 and 21. There was no jackpot winner and two ‘Match Three’ winners who received €75 each: Hazel Blackmore, c/o Tom Purcell; and Rita Burke, Woodvale Walk, Fethard. The three following ‘Lucky Dip’ winners received €50 each: Margaret Walshe, Barrack Street, Fethard; Mary McCormack, Kerry Street, Fethard; and Sarah Grant, Barrack Street, Fethard.
Next week’s draw takes place on Wednesday, August 26. The Jackpot is €6,100 and the Jackpot seller’s prize is €610. All proceeds go towards community projects in Fethard, and we thank you for your on-going support.
GAA Sports Development Lotto
The Committee of Fethard GAA / Sports Centre Development Lotto would like to thank all our supporters, far and near, who participate in our weekly lotto draw. The funds raised are used to promote sport in the local community. Please let all your friends and family know that they can now play online.
The numbers drawn on Friday, August 21, were 4, 7, 16 and 31. There was no jackpot winner or match three winner so the following drawn ticket won €50: Amy Quinn, c/o Merry's, Clonmel. The two lucky dip winners received €25 each: Josie Costello, Strylea, Fethard; and Tommy Hanrahan, Piltown, Co. Kilkenny. Next week’s draw will take place in Fethard GAA Park dressing rooms on Friday, August 28, at 7pm. The jackpot is €13,800 and the sellers prize is €380.
Louise Morrissey – The Acoustic Concert – ‘In This Life’
Louise Morrissey has long been regarded by both Folk and Country music enthusiasts as one of our vocal treasures. Multi award winner Louise is highly regarded both nationally and internationally as one of Ireland’s greatest interpreters of song, this combined with her unique guitar style makes for a magical experience.
This special concert sees Louise return to the Abymill Theatre, Fethard, stage for this intimate trip back to her folk days when she performed with her brothers as part of the highly acclaimed folk group The Morrisseys. From the mid 70s through to the late 80s The Morrisseys enjoyed national and international success.
Louise will take you on a nostalgic journey from those early days with The Morrisseys right up to the present day, singing songs from her vast repertoire. Louise has invited her brother Norman to join her on bass and vocals for these special concerts and together they will share with their audience many memories, stories and songs including her chart topping, ‘The Old Rustic Bridge By The Mill’, her touching tribute to Percy French with the classic, ‘Come Back Paddy Reilly To Ballyjamesduff’ and many more favourites, making for a most enjoyable evening.
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
On the way to Slievenamon L to R: Don Byard, Mary Byard, Sally Finn, Peggy Kenrick, Lou and Ann Kenrick, Patsy Byard and Joan Morrissey (Cloran).
Maggie's mother, 'Kate White Sayers' with young girls Joan and Catherine (right). Dogs name was 'Jimmy' who accompanied Maggie's father Tom when he went fishing at night. Also included are Annie Sayers (Dalton) and Kitty Sayers (Lawrence). Sun house in background was built by Paddy Sayers (brother). Taken at their home in the Valley.
Harry Sayers holding John (Buddy) Sayers with Catherine Sayers (John's daughter) on chair. Taken outside old home in the Valley. John was on holiday from America. Catherine lives USA.
Maggie, Harry and Catherine Sayers and Annie (Sayers) Dalton, Maggie's sister.
Annie Sayers and Biddy Dwyer (Mackey). Stephen Dwyer was her father and Bríd Loughlin was her mother. Biddy was married to Jack Mackey who lived near Ballroom, both are dead.
Annie Sayers taken in the plots on the Green (Mullins house in background), damp canvas was put on the ass 'Billy' to keep down the flies during Summer. Used for drawing sticks from Grove.
Paddy Fitzgerald and Jackie White (Maggie's mother's brother) who moved to the Green from the Valley. Jackie was blind and famous for climbing trees in Grove to cut down branches etc. He was also able to read Braille. Taken on the Green.
Maggie, Nora, Mary Ellen Sayers, Anita . Back Buddy and Annie (Sayers) Dalton. Taken down The Valley.
Maggie Sayers and Peter Napier collecting old timber for firewood on the building site of the new Community Centre 1970s.
Maggie Sayers parents, Kate (White) and Thomas Sayers
Helen Lawrence Howard posted this photograph . . . "The year before I left Fethard 1975 with my then husband to be seems does not feel like 40yrs !!! "
Sitting ouside a display of Fethard Festival Parade Photos in Kenny's shop window, July 1981, are L to R: Cyril Keane, Nigel O'Donnell, James Connolly, Paul Trehy, Pat O'Meara and Eddie Trehy.
Mick Ahearn and Liam McCarthy dressed up as they were in the Fashion Show on the first night of Fethard Festival. July 1994
Fethard Festival Fancy Dress Parade (26/6/1994)
Senior Citizen's Bingo Party at the Abbey Garden, Fethard (21/7/1994)
Kevin and Martina Ryan, Woodvale Walk, August 1994
Sarah and Pat Mullins (supplied by John Kenrick)
The death has occurred on Tuesday August 18, 2015, of Mary Fitzpatrick, Ardsallagh, Coolmoyne, Fethard, peacefully at South Tipperary General Hospital. Mary, deeply regretted by her mother Maura, her sister Mairead, her brothers Pat, Liam and Michael, aunts, uncle, sister-in-law, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.
Reposing at McCarthy's Funeral Home on Thursday, August 20, from 5.30pm with removal to the Holy Trinity Parish Church at 7pm. Funeral Mass on Friday at 11am followed by burial in Calvary Cemetery. House private please.
The Liam Connolly Perpetual Cup
The sporting career of former Tipperary hurler and footballer, the late Liam Connolly of Coolmoyne and Fethard, will be celebrated with the running of the Liam Connolly Perpetual Cup on Saturday, August 29, at 2pm in the Fethard GAA Park.
Liam had an extensive inter-county career with the Premier County in hurling and football. He won an All-Ireland Minor Hurling medal with Tipperary in 1953 and won a Munster Minor Hurling title in 1954, losing to Dublin in the All-Ireland final. Liam played for the Tipperary Minor Footballers in 1954 and the Tipperary Junior Hurlers in 1955 and was an ever present on the Tipperary Senior Football team from 1956 to 1967.
Liam was left corner-forward on the Tipperary side which won the 1958 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final and right corner-forward on the 1960 team which captured the Munster final before losing out to Wexford in the All-Ireland Final. Liam won two more All-Ireland Senior Hurling medals in 1961 and 1962. He won two County Senior Football Championships with Fethard while he won a South Senior Hurling medal with Na Piarsaigh in 1957, losing out to Thurles Sarsfields in the County Final.
Liam also won 2 Senior National Hurling League titles with Tipperary in 1960 defeating Cork and in 1961 defeating Waterford. He was honoured with a ‘Hall of Fame’ award by the South Tipperary Divisional Board in recognition of his many honours on the field of play.
Liam’s inter county roll of honour is as follows: Liam started his inter county career by represented Tipperary at Minor Football level in 1953 and also represented Tipperary at Minor Hurling Level and was victorious in the both Munster and All Ireland Finals; In 1954 Liam again represented Tipperary at Minor Hurling Level and was victorious in the Munster Final and lost the All-Ireland Final to Dublin and in the same year represented Tipperary at Minor Football level reaching the Munster Final. In 1955 aged 19, Liam played for the County Junior hurling team and also started his 11 year inter county career at Senior Football level for Tipperary. Liam was noted by all, including Mick O’Connell of Kerry fame, as the one finest Munster footballers of his generation. 1959 was the year in which Liam made in his Senior Inter County Hurling debut for Tipperary versus Limerick. It was in 1960 when he won his first Muster SHC medal beating Cork in the Final. Tipperary progressed to the All-Ireland Final narrowly losing to Wexford. In 1961 he won another SHC Munster title beating Cork again. Tipperary again progressed to the All-Ireland Final this time winning the title by defeating Dublin. 1962 proved to be another extremely successful year for Liam winning a SHC Munster medal defeating Waterford in the final and again winning the Liam McCarthy Cup in Croke Park defeating Wexford in the 1962 Final. In 1963 Liam played in yet another SHC Muster Final losing out to Waterford that year. At the age of 31 Liam represented Tipperary at County Intermediate Hurling level defeating Galway in the Munster Final and was victorious over Dublin in the All-Ireland Final of 1966.
We would like to thank the people whom have given their time and effort into organising this hurling tournament dedicated to Fethard’s greatest sporting legend. We would also like to thank Sean and all the Connolly family for the kind sponsorship that Clonmel Oil has given to this tournament.
The Liam Connolly Perpetual Cup 2015, proudly Sponsored by Clonmel Oil, will take place at Fethard GAA Park on Saturday, August 29, 2015, at 2pm for U8 Hurling teams in two groups. Group A: St Patricks, Fethard and Kilsheelan. Group B: Killenaule, St. Mary’s and Moyle Rovers. Top team from each group go through to final. Teams are 12-a-side. All games, including final, are 20 Minutes (2 x 10 minutes). Teas, coffees and refreshments for all after the final.
Keeping cool in Fethard are members of the Cummins family L to R: Nicole Cummins, Abbie Tillyer, Sophie Cummins, Daniel Cummins and Racheal Cummins.
Schoolboys Soccer Training
Moyglass Schoolboys Soccer Training will take place on Tuesday nights in Moyglass School Field at 7pm for Under-12, 13, 14, 15 and 16s. New players are most welcome. Any queries, please contact Martin at 087 7872528 or Richard at 087 6725309.
Evening of Music at St. Mary's Church in Killenaule
St. Mary's Church in Killenaule celebrates 150 years with an evening of music on Friday, August 28, at 8pm, featuring some of the top choirs in the county, including the Fethard Augustinian Abbey Choir.
Tickets are free and are available in Fethard from O'Sullivan's Chemist.
Donations if required can be made on the night in aid of the repair costs of the stained glass windows in St. Mary's Church.
Items for inclusion on this website and 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.
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