The death has occurred on Friday, October 23, 2015, of Sr. Éilís Bergin (Presentation Convent and Castlewood, Durrow, Laois), at South Tipperary General Hospital, Clonmel. Deeply regretted by her Presentation Community and Congregation, her brother Donnacha (Denis), her sisters, Máirín and Geraldine (Armitage), sister-in-law Carol and brother-in-law Paddy, niece Claire and nephew Brian, relatives and a large circle of friends. Rest In Peace.
Reposing in the Convent Chapel, Thurles, on Saturday and Sunday afternoon from 2pm to 6pm. Evening prayer at 6pm on Sunday. Funeral arriving at Church of the Holy Trinity, Durrow, at 11.30am on Monday for Mass at 12 noon. Burial immediately afterwards in adjoining cemetery.
Emigrants’ Newsletter Collection this weekend
The annual church gate collection for the Fethard & Killusty Emigrants Newsletter will take place in Fethard and Killusty this weekend, October 24 and 25. We ask for your continued support for this annual production, which is now in operation for over 50 years and posted free of charge to our emigrants and families living in 25 countries throughout the world.
With so many of our family and friends now living abroad due to emigration, we depend on your donations to provide this much appreciated service. Donations can be handed in to Carmel Rice, Brookhill, Fethard, or Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road, Fethard, or alternatively put in an envelope with your name and address and handed in at our Church Gate Collection at the weekend. All donations of €10 and over will be acknowledged in this year’s issue of the Newsletters. Donations can also be made online at the following web address: http://www.fethard.com/donate/
Ralph and Aden find new home in Moanbeg
Mary and Philip Crean welcoming new arrivals 'Ralph' and 'Aden' to their new home in Moanbeg, Fethard, supplied from The Donkey Sanctuary, who help and improve conditions for donkeys and mules throughout Ireland. For more information CLICK HERE
Community Text Alert
Those already registered for Fethard & Killusty Community Alert will have received texts alerting them of suspicious activity or vehicles in our community. This service is highly praised locally and invaluable in helping combatting crime in our community. We ask those not already registered to do so before the official launch of Fethard Text Alert on November 10, at 8.30pm in the Tirry Community Centre. Forms are available from the Community Office in Fethard, Tel (052) 6131000 and all are invited to come along to the launch. A full list of additional signage needed to be erected is currently being prepared in conjunction with Tipperary County Council, Muintir na Tire and the Garda Síochána.
Kilnockin Emmetts remembered
Photographed at the Kilnockin Emmets get-together in Lonergan's Bar are L to R: Jimmy O'Shea, Michael Flanagan, Sean 'Glamour' Walsh and Willie O'Grady.
Surviving family members and supporters of the short-lived Kilnockin Emmetts minor and junior hurling teams from the mid 1940s attended a get-together in Lonergan’s Bar on Friday night, October 16, to remember the achievements of the Kilnockin Emmetts hurling teams based in Kilnockin, outside Fethard.
Photographed at the Kilnockin Emmets get-together in Lonergan's Bar are L to R: Percy Butler, Noreen Sheehy, Kathleen Maher, Josie Fitzgerald and Michael Hayde.
The master of ceremonies on the night was Jimmy O’Shea, a former successful team manager of the Fethard senior football team and past club chairman. Special guest on the night was Sean Walsh, affectionately known as 'The Glamour' Walsh, who was a young team mascot to Kilknockin Emmetts in the 1940s. Sean later hurled successfully with Killenaule, among others, and once played in three Tipperary GAA Divisions in one year. Other speakers on the night included Michael Flanagan, Mossy Hyland, Willie O’Grady and Kathleen Maher (neé Keane) whose uncle Eddie McCormack owned the land where the Kilnockin Emmetts played.
Members of the Brown family photographed at the Kilnockin Emmets get-together in Lonergan's Bar are Back L to R: Michael Brown, John Fogarty, Pat Brown, Cara Fogarty, John Fogarty. Front L to R: Sheila Brown, Marian Brown, Hugo Brown and Jimmy O'Shea.
The Kilnockin Emmets minor hurling team won the South Tipperary Championship in 1943 against Carrick Swan in the final played in Kilsheelan. The final score was Kilnockin Emmetts 4-0 to Carrick Swan 3-01.
Photographed at the Kilnockin Emmets get-together in Lonergan's Bar are L to R: Sean Watts, Tom Fanning, Sean 'Glamour' Walsh, Mícheál De Faoite and Willie O'Grady.
Photographed at the Kilnockin Emmets get-together in Lonergan's Bar are L to R: John Quirke, Owen Fanning, Derry O'Dwyer and Mossy Hyland.
Photographed at the Kilnockin Emmets get-together in Lonergan's Bar are L to R: Jim Butler, Emil Totonchi and Paddy Kenrick.
Photographed at the Kilnockin Emmets get-together in Lonergan's Bar are L to R: Brian Guiry and Seamus Barry.
Photographed at the Kilnockin Emmets get-together in Lonergan's Bar are L to R: Rose Walsh, Angela Walsh and Paul Mullins.
Fethard Bridge Club
The results of our game on October 7 were as follows: 1st Gross, Anne Connolly and Monica Anglim; 1st Nett, Noreen Evans and David O’Meara; 2nd Gross, Carmel Condon and Brendan Kenny; 2nd Nett, Tony Hanrahan and Bill O’Sullivan; 3rd Gross, Berney Myles and Alice Quinn; 3rd Nett, Anna Cooke and Bernie O’Meara.
This Wednesday, October 21, we will be playing for Hallowe’en Prizes and on November 4 we play the first round of the Player of the Year competition. Please note that bridge now starts at 7.15pm sharp! Anyone looking for a partner contact Berney Myles at 6132038.
Starting School this year at Holy Trinity N.S.
Starting school this year at Fethard Holy Trinity National School were L to R: Anna-Mae O'Meara, Kelly Quinlan, Billy Hayes and Sam Collins.
Starting school at Fethard Holy Trinity National School were L to R: Gavin Tyrell and Billy Purcell.
Starting school at Fethard Holy Trinity National School were L to R: Vladislav Dedyuk and Shakira Cawley.
Caoilainn Kelly starting school at Holy Trinity National School
Aidan Herbert starting school at Holy Trinity National School
Starting school at Fethard Holy Trinity National School were L to R: Thomas O'Rahilly and Eoghan Neville.
Lily-Mai Walsh starting school at Holy Trinity National School
Starting school at Fethard Holy Trinity National School were L to R: Keyla Carroll, Jenna Smith and Conor Prendergast.
Bella Collins starting school at Holy Trinity National School
Starting school at Fethard Holy Trinity National School were L to R: Dean Moloney, Freddie Clemson and Aaron Allen.
Starting school at Fethard Holy Trinity National School were L to R: Millie O'Flynn, Talya Barlaz and Sophie Ward.
Starting school at Fethard Holy Trinity National School were L to R: Kieren Kelly and Emre Cicek.
Starting school at Fethard Holy Trinity National School were twins L to R: Caoilainn and Aislinn Kelly.
Starting school at Fethard Holy Trinity National School were L to R: Aidan Herbert and Thomas O'Rahilly.
Starting school at Fethard Holy Trinity National School were L to R: Josie Reilly and Milly Ryan.
Starting school at Fethard Holy Trinity National School were L to R: Keyla Carroll and Talya Barlaz.
Kieren Kelly starting school at Holy Trinity National School
Don't Forget – Clocks Go Back this weekend
Don’t forget to set your clocks back by one hour at 2am on next Sunday, October 25. This will mark the end of British Summer Time - also known as Daylight Saving Time - which was introduced by William Willett in 1907 to make use of the daytime and prevent wasting it first thing in the morning during the summer. The October switch means we all get an extra hour in bed and wake up to brighter mornings.
Cookery Course starting in Convent Community Hall
A six-week Cookery Course will start in Fethard Convent Community Hall on Wednesday, November 4, starting from 10am to 12 noon. Topics covered include cooking on a budget, meals to suit particular dietary requirements and some new recipes ideas for Christmas. Cost is €5 per class. Course tutor is Eileen Bowden. All are welcome to attend. For more information or to book your place contact Margaret O'Neill on Tel: 087 6536374.
Local duo win HolmPatrick Cup in Scotland
Representing Slievenamon Golf Club in the finals of the Holmpatrick Cup 2015 at St Andrews, are winners Shane Kenny (left) and Colin Allen, photographed with the Holmpatrick Cup on Swilcan Bridge at The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews in Scotland..
Congratulation to local golfers, Shane Kenny and Colin Allen who, representing Slievenamon Golf Club, won the final of this year's HolmPatrick Cup four-ball competition played at The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews in Scotland. This was a tremendous achievement for this duo who had to qualify by winning in their local club, then represent the county in the Munster final followed by representing Munster in the final competing with the best of golfers from 150 clubs throughout Ireland. Colin and Shane also met former captain of St Andrews, Brud Robinson, who was a good friend of Shane's granduncle, the late Gus Kenrick, Fethard, who was Club Secretary at St Andrews Royal and Ancient Golf Club for eight years in the 1970s.
The HolmPatrick Cup is run in aid of NCBI and the funds raised in this competition go towards providing services which are available to 224,000 people living with sight loss all over Ireland. In 2014, over 160 golf clubs participated in the competition raising almost €45,000 for NCBI.
Ireland was broken in to four regional areas decided by the amount of golf clubs: (A) Co. Dublin with 31 clubs entering; (B) Leinster had 39 clubs; (3) Munster had 41 clubs, (4) Ulster and Connacht had a total of 33 clubs entering. The four regional winning teams to play in the final of the HolmPatrick Cup 2015 in St. Andrews were: Aughnacloy Golf Club Co. Tyrone representing Ulster & Connaught; Dublin, Elm Park Golf Club, Dublin 4, representing Co. Dublin; Greenore Golf Club representing Leinster; and Slievenamon Golf Club representing Munster.
Killusty Pony Show AGM
The AGM of the Killusty Pony Show will take place in the Tirry Community Centre, Fethard, this Friday night, October 23, at 8pm. All are welcome.
Social dancing at Fethard Ballroom
Dancing at Fethard Ballroom on this coming Sunday night, October 25, to the music of ‘Adrian Ryan’. 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.
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The numbers drawn on October 14 were: 16, 19, 23 and 25. There was no jackpot winner and no ‘Match Three’ winner so the following drawn tickets received €50 each: James Cooney, c/o Tom Purcell; Peter Gough, St., Patricks Place, Fethard; and Spud Culligan, Main Street, Fethard. The three ‘Lucky Dip’ winners who also received €50 each were: John Slattery, c/o Edwina Newport; Larry Kehoe, c/o Kathleen Connolly; and Catherine Kearney, The Green, Fethard.
Next week’s draw takes place on Wednesday, October 21. The Jackpot is €7,300 and the Jackpot seller’s prize is €730. All proceeds go towards community projects in Fethard, and we thank you for your on-going support.
Ladies Football Dance Tickets
Tickets for the Fethard Ladies Football Dinner Dance on November 13, will be on sale this Friday, October 23, from the dressing rooms at the GAA field from 6.30pm to 8pm.
Fethard Macra Club
Fethard Macra bowling team who narrowly lost out to Clonoulty on a score of 554 to 542 in the County Finals at Clonmel Bowling Alley.
The county round of Macra Bowling was held on Saturday last in Clonmel with five teams competing on the night. After some great bowling, we narrowly lost out to Clonoulty on a score of 554 to 542. Best of luck to Clonoulty who now go through to the national finals in Tullamore in mid November.
This coming bank holiday weekend, the annual Macra Rally takes place in Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork, with Friday night being the ‘stand out’ fancy dress night. We will be participating so can't wait for the fun. There will be loads of exciting things going on over the weekend so check out Fethard Macra Facebook page for more information.
Impromptu public speaking and public speaking county round takes place in The Coachman Bar, Clonmel, on Friday, October 30, starting at 8pm. We will have a team and speakers and all are welcome to come along.
Badminton and volleyball continue on Thursday nights at 8.30pm in Monroe Sports Complex. Feel free to come along and join us.
For more information check out our Facebook page ‘Fethard Macra’ or if you would like to join, it’s only €20 for the year, which includes free entry to all events. Contact Suzanne on 086-1076457 or Pat on 086-2131802 or drop us a Facebook message.
GAA Sports Development Lotto
Fethard GAA / Sports Centre Development Lotto would like to thank all our supporters, far and near, who participate in our weekly lotto draw to promote sport in our community.
The numbers drawn on Friday, October 16, were 11, 18, 33 and 34. There was no jackpot winner and one match three winner who received €50: Tom Fitzgerald, Ballingarry. The two lucky dip winners who received €25 each were: Liam Quinn c/o Merrys; and Paul Barrett, Market Hill.
Next week’s draw will take place in Fethard GAA Park dressing rooms on Friday, October 23, at 7pm. The jackpot is €15,400 and the sellers prize is €460.
Fethard Girls Rugby
Fethard Girls Rugby had a super weekend playing in their respective Munster fixtures. The club fielded nineteen girls playing which is a huge achievement for the club.
The Under 13 Girls travelled to Bruff for their Munster tournament where they met Bruff in their first game and Abbeyfeale in the second match. The Fethard girls played great rugby in their first game and scored double figure tries from all on the field getting involved. The squad all stepped up to the plate with newcomers Ella Shelley, Sarah O'Donnell and Fiona Tuohy having a mighty day with great ball recycling and tries recorded. Scrum half Lucy Murphy organised the team well and also put scores on the board. Out half Kate Flannery showed great skills throughout and also recorded tries and used her kicking skills to winger Lucy Fogarty who showed fast legs to score many times. Eabha Fitzgerald with Nicole Vaughan and Natasha McGarry were strong forwards who tackled, rucked, robbed ball and all scored multiple tries. Sophie O'Brien, just back from injury, carried ball really well and put in some lovely tackles. Emer McCarthy showed good speed and ball handling skills on the wing and worked well with the team. Great work girls and keep up the training. You are a super bunch.
Not to be outdone the U15s travelled to Carrick to join forces for their joint league game against an amalgamation of four clubs to make up South Cork. The Tipperary girls came out with a clean sheet and the Fethard girls again gave a great account of themselves. New recruit Abbie Keating showed great enthusiasm. Kellie Hunt on the wing supported well along with Caoimhe O'Donnell who continues to carry ball well. Molly Keane once again tackled well and picked loose ball. Jennifer Fogarty showed speed and good ball recycling. Kate Gayson Molloy tackled, carried ball and kicked well and also scored. Aisling Lonergan was an impact sub and showed improved skill along with Mairead McCarthy.
Girls please all join together to meet Saturday, October 24, at 1pm in Grove, Fethard for the ‘Mud Run’ in aid of South Tipperary Hospice.
New members are always welcome to training on Friday evening in Fethard from 8pm to 9pm and Mondays in Rosegreen from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. Enquiries to Polly Murphy 086 3394949.
Dinner Dance for Ladies Football Club
Fethard Ladies Football Club will hold their ‘Dinner Dance’ on Friday, November 13, in the Clonmel Park Hotel. Tickets are €35 each. Dinner served at 8pm with music supplied by ‘Supersoul Machine’, followed by DJ Kumar. Tickets are available now from Willie Morrissey (086 3032260), Miceál Spillane (087 6217055), Martin Coen (086 6075102) and Peter Stocksborough (086 8232130).
Rosary for the month of October
The Rosary will be prayed each Sunday during the month of October in the Augustinian Abbey at 4pm and in the Parish Church at 9.35am.
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 email@example.com
Founder members of Fethard Credit Union inaugurated by the people of Fethard in April, 1970. Back L. to R: Dr. Jeremiah Maher, Dick Gorey, Jim Ryan, Front: Bill Mulligan (secretary), Fr. Sean Kennedy (chairman), Jimmy Connolly (treasurer) and Sean Henehan. The photograph was taken, coincidentally, in the premises now owned by the Credit Union.
This happy group was photographed in the 1950s in Maureen Holohan's Pub in Burke Street. L to R: Paddy Ryan, Kerry Street; Dan and Mae Mullins, Knockbrack; Denis and Nora O'Meara, Knockbrack.
McCarthy's Hotel back in the 1900s . . .
Anyone remember Lonergan's Bar looking like this . . . ?
Fethard Football Team, South Tipp Champions 1924 - Back Row: John O’Donnell (trainer), John O’Shea, Ned Connolly, Tommy Hogan, Tommy Mackey, Jer. Phelan, Mick Gunn, Jack Cummins, Gilla Allen, Middle Row: Dick Mackey, Tom Tubridy, Jack Delaney, Jim Gorman, Front Row: Gus McCarthy, Ned Cummins, Thomas Conway, Jack Brett and Ned O’Shea.
Dick Allen, Killusty, having a bit of fun with newly weds, Nellie and Pat Ryan, Killusty. Also included are John Tobin and Joe Allen.
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