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Died Recently in Dublin
The death has occurred on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 of Tony O'Donnell, Drumcondra, Dublin, and formerly, Crampcastle, Fethard, at Beaumont Hospital. Beloved husband and best friend of Jean, adoring father of Eugene, Geraldine, Denise, Niamh, Sinead, Emer and Fiona; deeply regretted by his wife and family, grandchildren, sons-in-law, brother Brendan, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. May He Rest in Peace.
Removal on Friday Morning from Lanigan’s Funeral Home, Beaumont Road, to Corpus Christi Church, Home Farm Road, Drumcondra, arriving at 9.50am for Mass at 10am. Funeral afterwards to Dardistown Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to the Irish Cancer Society.
Awards Day at Patrician Presentation Secondary School
The Patrick Pearse Award for the best results in Irish, History and English in this year’s Junior Cert was presented to Mark Hayde by principal, Mr Michael O’Sullivan.
The Patrician Presentation Annual Student’s Award Ceremony took place in the School Hall on Friday, October 23. The ceremony began with Mass concelebrated by Fr. Gerry Horan, OSA and Canon Tom Breen P.P. who welcomed all the special guests, parents and students. Music for the Mass was provided by the school choir under the direction of teacher, Ms Megan Raggett. This year’s guest speaker was past pupil, Ms Ida Carroll, Menlo, who was introduced by school principal, Mr Michael O’Sullivan. Ida spoke on her happy school days in Fethard and how her choice of career changed from veterinary to nursing. She advised that many options exist today for students to pursue their chosen career at any stage in life.
Mr O’Sullivan went on to congratulate all the award winners and invited Ida to present the first awards for Student of the Year 2014-2015 as follows: Laura Kiely (1st Year), Lucy Whyte (2nd Year) and Orla Walsh (5th Year).
The winner of the Bishop Delaney Award for the best Leaving Cert Results 2015 was Ms Kate O’Donnell, Grangebeg, Fethard. Trophy was presented by special guest Ida Carroll and a bursary cheque presented by John White representing the Parents’ Association.
The winner of the Bishop Delaney Award for the best Leaving Cert Results 2015 was Ms Kate O’Donnell, Grangebeg, Fethard. Trophy was presented by Ida Carroll and a bursary cheque presented by John White representing the Parents’ Association.
Mary O'Connor, daughter of the late Timmy O'Connor presenting the Timmy O’Connor ‘Spirit of the School Award’ to Emma Cronin. The late Timmy was Deputy Principal of the school before he retired in 1988.
Sue Anne O'Donnell presented the Adam O’Donnell TY Award to Dylan Fenlon, in memory of her late son and past pupil, Adam.
The Patrick Pearse Award for the best results in Irish, History and English in this year’s Junior Cert was presented to Mark Hayde by principal, Mr Michael O’Sullivan. The Paddy Broderick Award for best Junior Certificate results in Geography was presented to Jack Spillane by retired teacher Paddy Broderick. Marian Gilpin presented the Literary, Arts and Music Award to sisters Emma and Kelly Keating.
Fethard Quill Award for Literature was presented by teacher Ms Majella Whelan to Orla Walsh.
The boys and girls sports awards were presented to Kate Davey and Robert Hackett by Mr John Palmer, representing sponsors AIB Fethard.
A special presentation of a Rugby Jersey was presented to Alison Connolly by Mr O’Sullivan.
Student Council Certificates were presented to: 2nd Year, Laura Kiely and Daragh Fenlon; 3rd Year, Amy Byrne and Malachy Brett; 4th Year, Shauna O’Neill and Dylan Lyons; 5th Year, Emily Whyte and Dylan Fenlon; 6th Year, Annie Prout and Michael O’Mahoney.
Senior Mentor certificated were presented to: Timmy Hurley, Dylan Fenlon, Ciara Hayes, Sarah O’Donnell, Megan Coen, Molly O’Meara, Lesley Ann Prendergast, Rachael O’Meara, Emily Whyte and Kate Davey.
Attendance and Punctuality Awards were presented to Caoimhe O’Meara (1st Year), Lucy Whyte (2nd Year), Jack Spillane (3rd Year), Ciara Hayes (4th Year) and Orla Walsh (5th Year).
Special Achievement Awards in Art were presented by teacher Ms Pat Looby to Shauna O’Neill, Aaron Hanlon and Erica McGrath. Mr John Cummins presented the Material Technology Award to Shauna O’Neill and Ms Marie Maher presented the Great Fethard ‘Bake Off’ award to Lucy Whyte.
Mr Pat 'Pop' Barrett (left), goalkeeper with the 1963 Dr. Kinane Cup winning school team, presenting his original hurley and ball to principal Mr Michael O'Sullivan. Also included is team captain Mr Denis Burke (right).
Members of the 1963 Dr. Kinane Cup winning school team who were special guests at the Awards Ceremony. Back L to R: Ger Casey, Joe Morrissey, Tony Fitzgerald, Davy Fitzgerald, Gerry Leahy, Willie Harrington. Front L to R: Pierce Coady, Pat 'Pop' Barrett, Denis Burke (captain), Danny Ryan and Mick Ryan.
Mr O’Sullivan then welcomed members of the school’s 1963 Dr. Kinane Cup winning team and members of the Fethard 1969 Under-15 Football team who brought the first County Juvenile Championship title to Fethard after an absence of thirty-nine years.
Members of the 1969 Fethard Under-15 Football team, County Champions, who brought the first county juvenile title to Fethard after an absence of thirty-nine years. The team members attended this year's Awards Ceremony at Fethard Secondary School L to R: Michael Healy, Davy Morrissey, Joe Kenny, Davy Ryan, Michael O'Riordan, Sean Aylward, John Keane, Eddie Fox and Pat Barrett (team trainer).
The ceremony concluded with refreshments and lively conservations about times past and present.
A sincere thanks to all who contributed to the Emigrants’ Newsletter annual church gate collection in Fethard and Killusty last weekend. A total of €935.85 was collected for which we are most grateful.
The Newsletter is currently being compiled and being prepared for print so any outstanding articles and photographs for inclusion should be submitted as soon as possible to Carmel Rice, Brookhill, Fethard, or Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road, Fethard, or emailed to email@example.com
We are also accepting new addresses or change of addresses of family members and emigrants living away from home. The Fethard & Killusty Newsletter is now in operation for over 50 years and posted free of charge to our emigrants living in over 25 different countries throughout the world.
If you would like to support the Annual Emigrants Newsletter, donations can be made online at the following web address: CLICK HERE TO MAKE A DONATION ONLINE all donations of €10 and over will be acknowledged in this year's publication.
Thanks for your support
The four Murphy sisters, Lily, Biddy, Mollie and Bunny, originally from Killenaule, photographed at the fundraising Table Quiz in Butlers Sportsbar in aid of Fethard Day Care Centre, which is attended every week by their 90-year-old Mother, Mary.
A big ‘Thank You’ to all who attended and supported last week’s Table Quiz in aid of Fethard and District Day Care Centre. Thanks to all who donated prizes and to all who bought tickets for raffle. Well done to all the winners and a special well done to Philip Butler, Butler’s Bar, on setting a varied and challenging set of questions.
Community Text Alert launch on November 10
The official launch of Fethard Text Alert will take place on Tuesday, November 10, at 8.30pm in the Tirry Community Centre. For anyone still wishing to avail of this fantastic free service, forms are available from the Community Office in Barrack Street, Tel (052) 6131000. The launch is being held in conjunction with Tipperary County Council, Muintir na Tire and the Garda Síochána. All are welcome to come along.
Tipperary Foxhounds Opening Meet
Huntsman, Gavin Shorten, leading the Tipperary Foxhounds through Fethard's North Gate at the traditional Opening Meet held annually in Fethard on October Bank Holiday Monday.
Jacqui Freyne (right), Knockbordan, Fethard, riding side-saddle at the Opening Meet of Tipperary Foxhounds on Monday, October 26.
Fethard Bridge Club
The results of our game on October 14 were as follows: 1st Gross, Eileen Ryan and Jim Lahert; 1st Nett, Philly Kenny and Nora Lawrence; 2nd Gross, Tony Hanrahan and Bill O’Sullivan; 2nd Nett, Annie O’Brien and Marie Delaney; 3rd Gross, Berney Myles and Alice; 3rd Nett, Kathleen Kenny and Ann O’Dea.
Next Wednesday, November 4, we will be playing 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.
Have you seen Felix?
A family black and white cat called Felix has gone missing from Tinakelly, Fethard, on Thursday, October 22. This family pet can be recognised by his white chest and a black tail as can be seen in the photograph.
Felix is an indoor neutered male cat and has never strayed before. He is greatly missed by his owners. When he went missing he had on a black collar with yellow on it.
If anyone has any information or had seen Felix could they please ring Linda on 089 217 3146.
Halloween Party for toddlers
Fethard Convent Community Hall will hold a ‘Toddlers Halloween Party’ on Thursday, October 29, from 11am to 1pm. All kids are welcome to come along and enjoy some treats and have fun on our Bouncy Castle. If you have older kids at home they can also come along and join us watch a movie. The cost is €3 per child (costumes optional). Hope to see ye there!
Fethard Players Meeting
A meeting of the Fethard Players Drama Group will be held in the Abymill Theatre (upstairs) at 8pm on next Tuesday, November 3.
All are welcome.
Social dancing at Fethard Ballroom
Dancing at Fethard Ballroom on this coming Sunday night, November 1, to the music of ‘Declan Aungier’. 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.
Congratulations to the Fethard U10 football team who won the Ned Meagher Cup last Saturday in Cloneen. It was a first win for this group, having been beaten in six finals over the last number of years. They had to do it the hard way though, overcoming Kilsheelan/ Kilcash in the first game, the first time they have been beaten this year, losing to Rosegreen to a last-minute goal and beating hosts St. Patricks in the third match. However, they saved the best for last, beating St. Patrick’s again by two points in a thrilling final. Great credit to all these young boys who fought so hard for each other to ensure this great victory. Joint captains Joseph O’Flynn and Jack Quinlan received the cup on behalf of the team.
The full panel was: Joseph O’Flynn, Jack Quinlan, Matt Coen, Charlie Hackett, James Barry, Alexi Laaksonen, Jake Coen, Mark Neville, Danny Hayes, Liam Kiely, Andrew Wall, Oisín Ryan, Andrew Connorton, Jack Davey, Charlie Walsh, Gavin Neville, Sami Laaksonen, Noah O’Flynn and Rory O’Mahony. Missing due to injury were David O’Donnell and Louis Ryan. Well done also to their mentors Paul Hayes, Sean Kiely, Paul Ryan and John O’Flynn.
The AGM of Fethard Juvenile GAA Club will take place on Friday, November 6, at 8pm in the Tirry Centre.
Christmas Shoebox Appeal
The Christmas Shoebox Appeal is an Irish project that promises to get your 'Christmas Shoebox' into the hands of a needy child in Eastern Europe. All they ask is for you to fill a shoebox with a range of simple Christmas gifts, and drop it off at your local drop off point at Centra, Fethard, or Monica Pollard, Rocklow Road, before November 14. All you need to do is get an average size shoebox (or a plastic storage container would also be great), and wrap it with Christmas paper.
Choose who you'd like to receive your gift – a boy or a girl, in one of three age groups: 2-4 years, 5-9 years or 10-14 years. For further information contact Monica Pollard, at Centra Foodmarket, Fethard, or by Tel: 087 1258591.
November Cemetery Rosaries for the Holy Souls
Rosaries for the Holy Souls will be recited in the following cemeteries during the month of November.
- Sunday, November 1 (All Saints), in the Parish Churchyard at 3pm and Holy Trinity Cemetery at 3.30pm.
- Sunday, November 8, in the Augustinian Abbey at 3pm and Everard's Grange at 3.30pm.
- Sunday November 15, in Calvary Cemetery at 3pm and Peppardstown Cemetery at 3.30pm.
- Sunday, November 22, in Tullamaine Cemetery at 2.30pm, Rathcoole Cemetery at 2.45pm and Redcity Cemetery at 3.30pm.
- Sunday, November 29, in Killusty Cemetery after Mass, Kiltinan Cemetery at 3pm and Kilmaclugh Cemetery at 3.30pm.
All are invited to come along and remember our loved ones who have passed on to their eternal reward.
Fethard Athletic Club
Fethard Athletic Club will hold their annual church gate collection on this coming Saturday and Sunday at all masses. All members are invited to help out and your support is greatly appreciated.
Well done to our recent marathon and half marathon competitors, Bernard Feery, Joey Feery and Ginny Hutton, great running by all.
Fitness Classes starting next week
The following fitness classes are starting next week in Fethard Ballroom: Circuits on Tuesday, November 3, from 7.15pm to 8.15pm; Low Impact Aerobics on Thursday, November 5, from 10.45am to 11.45am (ideal for those new to exercise). Both classes are suitable for all fitness levels. Cost is €7 per class. For more information contact Bobbi on 087 2130414.
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The numbers drawn on October 21 were: 5, 17, 28 and 29. There was no jackpot winner and two ‘Match Three’ winners who received €75 each: Aidan Kenny, Barrack Street, Fethard; and Emma O'Donohoe, Glengoole, Thurles.
The three ‘Lucky Dip’ winners who also received €50 each were: M. Flanagan, Coolmoyne, Fethard; Liam O'Sullivan, Cois Falla, Fethard; and Spud Culligan, Main Street, Fethard.
Next week’s draw takes place on Wednesday, October 28. The Jackpot is €7,450 and the Jackpot seller’s prize is €745. All proceeds go towards community projects in Fethard, and we thank you for your on-going support.
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 23, were 2, 18, 30 and 32. There was no jackpot winner and one match three winner who received €100: Monica Aherne, Prospect.
Next week’s draw will take place in Fethard GAA Park dressing rooms on Friday, October 30, at 7pm. The jackpot is €15,600 and the sellers prize is €470.
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.
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 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
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.
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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