Fethard Juvenile GAA
Tipperary football star Colin O'Riordan, a son of Michael O’Riordan, formerly from Barrack Street, Fethard, photographed at a training session for Fethard Juvenile GAA players from under-8s to under-12s.
Fethard Juvenile GAA Club were delighted to have county star Colin O'Riordan, a son of Michael O’Riordan, formerly from Barrack Street, Fethard, take a training session for under-8s to under-12s on Thursday last. Many thanks to Colin, who was very generous with his time and very courteous to all our young players. Colin was greatly impressed by all the players on view so well done to parents and coaches. Our uunder-8s also received their Danaher Cup medals. Well done to all.
Parents Association AGM
The AGM of Fethard Patrician Presentation Secondary School Parents Association will take place on Monday, September 14, at 7pm in the school. All parents are welcome to attend.
The death has occurred on Thursday, September 10, 2015, of Johnny O'Brien, Coolmoyne and Fr Tirry Park, Fethard. Johnny, deeply regretted by his loving family, neighbours and friends. May he rest in peace.
Reposing at his daughter Bernie's residence at Killerk, Fethard, on Friday, September 11, from 4pm to 8pm. Funeral Mass on Saturday at 11am in Holy Trinity Parish Church, Fethard, followed by burial in Calvary Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to St Patrick's Hospital, Cashel.
Nominees for August Sports Achievement Award
The following nominees were nominated for the Butler’s Bar Fethard Sports Achievement Award for August:
- Megan Coen – young show jumper Megan finished 3rd in her event (Connemara Performance Class) recently at the RDS annual show in Dublin.
- Ginny Hutton – winner of the over 50 category at the Tipperary County championships 10 mile race held in Ballynonty.
- Evanna McCutcheon –trainer of well known sprinter ‘Maarek’ winner of the Tote Scoop6 Beverly Bullet listed sprint stakes at Beverly UK.
- Eoin O’Connell – Eoin has overcome serious injury in recent times and returned to playing hurling at top level. He recently helped Killenaule to victory in the South Senior hurling final.
- Bernard Feery – completed a double for Fethard in the over 50 category with his victory in the County Tipperary 10 mile road race held in Ballynonty.
- Margaret Flanagan – well known local greyhound trainer Margaret and her husband David had five winners during August including a Sweepstake winner in Thurles.
- Kate Davey – a member of Tipperary All Ireland winning Minor B Ladies football team who beat Armagh by 3-12 to 3-08.
The winner will be announced at a special presentation function on Friday night next September 11. All are welcome.
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The numbers drawn on September 2 were: 5, 15, 19 and 29. There was no jackpot winner and five ‘Match Three’ winner who received €40 each: Dinny Shine, The Valley, Fethard; Chloe Gough, St. Patricks Place, Fethard; Mary Keane, Knockelly, Fethard; Pat Culligan, The Valley, Fethard; and Carmel Gahan (online ticket). The three following ‘Lucky Dip’ winners also received €50 each: Austin Slattery, The Green, Fethard; Dorothy, Connolly, The Green, Fethard; and Therese Ryan, Knockeevan, Clerihan.
Next week’s draw takes place on Wednesday, September 9. The Jackpot is €6,400 and the Jackpot seller’s prize is €640. 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, September 4, were 13, 20, 26 and 35. There was no jackpot winner or match three winner so the following drawn ticket won €50: Sandra Spillane, Tullamaine. The two lucky dip winners received €25 each: Ella Mae Hackett, c/o Ladies Football Club; and Mary Keyes, Tullamaine.
Next week’s draw will take place in Fethard GAA Park dressing rooms on Friday, September 11, at 7pm. The jackpot is €14,200 and the sellers prize is €400.
Best wishes to our county minor football team
Congratulations to the Tipperary County Minor football team who defeated Kildare by 0-11 to 0-9 in the All Ireland semifinal on August 30. Tipperary will now face Kerry in the All-Ireland minor football championship final in Croke Park on Sunday, September 20, at 1.15pm. We would like to congratulate all involved especially Charlie Manton, son of Suzanna and Gerard Manton, Main Street, Fethard, who is the team goalie and also represents the Fethard club.
Tipperary were beaten by Kerry earlier this year in the Munster final, but September 20 will give our team a chance for revenge. We wish them the best of luck in this great achievement for Tipperary football so please get out the colours and support these great young men.
Fethard Scouts Registration NightHi to everyone, 27th Scout Group, Fethard Tipperary will hold their Registration night on Monday next, September 14, from 6.30pm to 8pm at the Den (Boys' old Primaty School). A minimum deposit of €20 per child is due on the night. New members are most welcome.
St. Patrick’s Place Residents Meeting
A meeting for all residents of St Patrick's Place will be held in the Fr Tirry Community Centre, Barrack Street, on this Thursday, September 10, at 7.30pm. Items for discussion include the proposed developments adjacent to St. Patrick’s Place.
Help with third level college fees
Do you require help from St. Vincent de Paul Society towards Third Level College fees? If so, we still have a small amount of funds available so you can apply by obtaining an application form from any member of the Fethard St. Vincent de Paul conference and returning same before October 7.
Support the refugee crisis on Sunday next
A bring and buy Cake Sale/ Pop-up Cafe and Raffle in aid of the refugee crisis (supported by Goal) will be held this coming Sunday September 13 in Fethard Convent Community Hall from 10am to 1pm. Please come and support this worthy cause - bring a cake/buns, buy a cake/buns, treat yourself to a cup of tea or coffee and a scone, or just buy a raffle ticket for some great prizes!
There will also be a collection point for needed items on the day for Anthony Lawless who will be travelling to Calais the end of September. The items are listed below in order of priority.
Needed items: trainers, hiking boots and wellies sizes 7 to 9; tents; jackets (small and medium); travelling bags; socks; belts; tracksuit trousers and jeans (size 28-32); candles; blankets; sleeping bags; soap, shampoo, toothbrushes and plastic bags; woolly hats, underwear; pots; smartphones.
Low priority needs include: jumpers and sweaters, women and childrens clothes and shoes; nappies and feminine hygiene products.
Not needed items are: sheets, pillows, suits and formal shoes. Thanks for your support in this great time of need for this current refugee crisis.
Social dancing at Fethard Ballroom
Dancing at Fethard Ballroom on this coming Sunday night, September 13, to the music of ‘Tommy Carroll’. 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.
Rehearsals for ‘The Country Boy’
The Fionn MacCumhaill Players will be reading for their next production, ‘The Country Boy ' in The Thatch, Cloneen, on Wednesday, September 9, at 8pm. There are six parts available so if you think you might suit any of the following parts please come along to the reading on this Wednesday night: Tom (age 60+), Mary Kate (55+), Curly (23+), Eddie (35+), Julia (35+ with American accent) and Eileen (23+).
This production will be staged at a few different venues in December so rehearsals will begin at the end of September.
The death has occurred on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, of Michael (Gike) Keane, Knockelly, Fethard, deeply regretted by his partner Berney, his brothers Sean, Paddy, Tom, Jim and Joe, his sisters Maureen and Theresa, nieces, nephews, David, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.
Reposing at his residence on Thursday September 3, from 4.30pm to 8pm. Funeral Mass on Friday at 11am in Holy Trinity Parish Church, Fethard, followed by burial in Peppardstown Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu to South Tipperary Hospice. House private on Friday morning.
Our sincere thanks to you
Johnie and Mary Coady, Blandford, Dorset, England, would like to thank all the doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational and speech therapists, for all the hard work they put in getting Mary back to full strength during our recent visit home to Fethard. They did a great job! Thanks also to rest of the staff at Cashel Rehabilitation Centre, they were marvellous and we can never thank them enough.
There is a sign over the door that states, ‘You come as strangers and leave as friends’. Believe me, that is so true. I was told beforehand, when we were in Clonmel, that Cashel was the best rehabilitation centre in Ireland, I would go further and say, the best in Europe.
Thank you again so much for your attention and care, Johnie and Mary Coady.
Johnie and Mary Coady home last year on holiday from Blandford Forum, Dorset, England.
Parent Toddler Group back at Convent Community Hall
Fethard’s community Parent/Minder Toddler Group will resume in Fethard Convent Community Hall on Thursday, September 10, starting at 10am. All new babies and toddlers are very welcome to come along from 10am to 12 noon every Thursday, where you can enjoy a cup of coffee while the children get to play and know each other even before they start playschool. Cost is only €3 per child. For further information contact Janice at 087 2475762.
Culture Night in Fethard Town Hall
This year in Fethard we celebrate ‘Culture Night 2015’ with a concert of acoustic world music with Tania Opland and Mike Freeman in the newly renovated Town Hall on Main Street on Friday, September 18, from 8.30pm to 10.30pm. Culture night is an annual all island public event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts.
Since 1995, Tania Opland and Mike Freeman have toured the world together from home bases half a world apart, with a unique and eclectic mix of songs in several languages and acoustic music played on more instruments than any sane duo would travel with; hammered dulcimer, guitar, recorders, cittern, violin, native American flute and hurdy gurdy. Their shows feature traditional and contemporary material from many cultures as well as original compositions, all presented with wit and style- guaranteed to provide an evening of great music and entertainment for all.
The concert is free, brought to you by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, in partnership with Tipperary County Council and organised locally by Fethard Historical Society.
Its also a wonderful chance view the restoration work recently completed on Fethard Town Hall here in Fethard, so do come along and enjoy.
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
John B Keane photographed with the Cloneen Hall Committee November 1983. Back L to R: Teddy Keane, Denis O’Halloran, John Holohan, Teresa Keane, Jim Egan, Jim Quinn. Front L to R: Peggy Brett, Peggy O’Brien, John B. Keane, Teresa Quinn and Siobh�n Duggan.
This photograph taken in 1985 shows the 'Dead Beats' playing in the 'Fethard Arms' L to R: Pat Guiry, Tom O'Donnell, Keith Grimson and Joe Gallagher (Cashel). Another photo of the band below from the same period.
MaryAnne Keane posted this photograph of her dad Michael (Chas) Keane, Barracks Street, Fethard, aged 11 taken October 1969
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.
Thanks, another million . . .
On Sunday, August 30, 2015, Fethard Website passed another milestone when our page counter passed the 6,000,000 mark. I would like to thank all our readers and visitors who have made this site very popular and appreciated at home and abroad. The Fethard site now receives over 2,000 visitors per day as can be seen from the statistics below for last month, August 2015.
Fethard Website, dedicated to emigrants from the parish, had its first presence on the internet in January 1998 with a small site hosted on www.iol.ie/~fethard/ On August 12, 1998, fethard.com domain name was registered and ever since has remained the home of 'Fethard News' on the internet. Thanks again for your support and encouragement in maintaining this site.
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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