Irish Open All Ireland Matchplay Champion
Pat Ryan, winner of the Setanta Irish Open All Ireland Matchplay Champion 2015
Congratulations to Pat Ryan, Moyglass, who won the Setanta Irish Open All Ireland Matchplay Competition 2015, representing Cahir Park Golf Club. Pat, playing off a handicap of 16, was representing Tipperary in the finals played in Carlton House weekending October 24 and 25.
The thirty-two county champions played off the previous week leaving the winning sixteen qualifiers going forward to play on Saturday morning, followed by the eight quarterfinalists playing on Saturday afternoon. The semifinals and final were both played on Sunday. So well done to Pat for his overall consistency in playing throughout his matches, which was essential and necessary for him to claim the title.
Many local badminton players will remember their success with Pat in 1996 when he revived badminton in the Town Hall, Fethard, and went on to win the Fr. Meehan Cup, playing with the following team: Frances Keating, Joan Carroll, Breda Ryan, Catherine Morrissey, Andrew O’Donovan, Don O’Connell, Jim Connolly and Pat Ryan.
Annual ‘Santa Run’ coming in December
Fethard Athletic Club would like to sincerely thank everyone who supported their annual church gate collection last weekend. There was a great local response and all contributions were very much appreciated.
With the festive season fast approaching, the club’s annual 5k Santa Run, again in aid of the Paediatric Unit at South Tipperary General Hospital, will take place on Sunday, December 20, so keep your diaries free for this ever popular event.
October Sports Award nominees
The nominees for October’s Fethard Sports Achievement Award, organised by Butler’s Sports Bar are as follows:
- M.J. Croke – M.J. recently won an East Waterford junior football championship with his adopted club Bonmahon.
- Joe Murphy – Horse trainer Joe had a very good winner ‘Only Mine’ in a listed race at Newmarket racecourse.
- Tom Halpin – at last weekend’s Dublin City Marathon Tom finished 4th in the Over-55 category in a time of 3 hours, 1 minute and 10 seconds.
- Neilie Hall – this year’s Dublin City Marathon marked Neilie’s 50th marathon and his 7th run for this year.
- Natalie Clooney – at the October Masters Swimming Gala held at the National Aquatic Centre, Natalie won three gold and one silver medal,
- Fethard U10 Gaelic footballers – winners of the Ned Meagher Tournament in Cloneen, beating hosts St. Pats in the final.
- Shane Kenny and Colin Allen – representing Slievenamon Golf Club these two local golfers won the prestigious HolmPatrick Cup, the final which was played at the famous St. Andrews Golf Course in Scotland.
- David Nagle – first time horseracing nominee David had a fine winner with ‘Talented Kid’ in the Mile Handicap for four-year-olds at Navan track.
The October winner will be announced on Friday night next, November 6, at a special function in Butlers Bar, Main Street. All are welcome.
Happy 102nd Birthday Nellie
Congratulations and Happy Birthday to Mrs Nellie Shortall, The Valley, Fethard, who recently celebrated her 102nd birthday on Saturday, October 24, with her family, relatives and friends.
Social dancing at Fethard Ballroom
Dancing at Fethard Ballroom on this coming Sunday night, November 8, 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.
Fethard Under-9 Rugby
Fethard Under-9 rugby team photographed at the blitz played in Fethard on Sunday last.
Fethard Under 9 rugby team started off very slow against Clanwilliam in their first match of a blitz played in Fethard on Sunday last. After prolonged pressure from the Clanwilliam tip off they conceded a try. Fethard woke up after this and scored four tries to win the game. Try scorers were Charlie Walsh, Adam Ruttle and Noah Flynn who scored two. Great running by Emily Cuddihy and Sam Austin helped to secure the win.
Next up was a big and strong Waterford City team but this didn’t deter Fethard, with powerful tackles from Noah Flynn, Paddy Ryan and Bill Smyth, in a end-to-end game. There was great intercepting from Paddy Ryan, Jack Stokes, David Lahart and great ball carrying by Pierce Vaughan and Mark Ryan that insured a thrilling draw. Try scorers were: Lee Delaney, Charlie Walsh, Gavin Neville and Bill Smyth. Wishing a speedy recover to Troy Delaney who was injured with a broken finger.
The death has occurred on Friday, November 6, 2015, of Pat Caraher, Retired postmaster, Wallnut Grove, Knocknamaddy, Ballybay, Monaghan, at Cavan General Hospital. Beloved husband of Irene. Sadly missed by his daughter Audrey, sons Robert and David, son-in-law Ciaran, daughters-in-law Jacinta and Mairead and his grandchildren.
Reposing at his home from 6pm today, Saturday, until removal Monday morning to Saint Patrick's Church, Ballybay for 11am funeral mass. Interment afterwards in adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only please, donation in lieu to Ballybay Cancer Society, care of Liam Smyth Funeral Directors or any family member. House private Monday morning please.
Nil aon tintean mar do thintean fein.
25 Drive for Parish Renewal Council
Your support is requested for the forthcoming ’25 Drive’, which will be held in aid of the Presentation Sisters work in Africa. The Fethard Parish Renewal Council have recently twinned with the Presentation Sisters Project in Africa. All help and support for this fundraising event coming up soon would be greatly appreciated
Fethard Bridge Club
The results of our game played on October 21 for Halloween prizes were as follows:
1st Gross, Kay St. John and Rita Kane; 1st Nett, Nora Ryan and Gabrielle Schofield; 2nd Gross, Carmel Condon and Brendan Kenny; 2nd Nett, Kevin O’Dwyer and Noel O’Dwyer; 3rd Gross, Berney Myles and Alice Quinn; 3rd Nett, Anne Connolly and Eileen Frewen.
On November 18 we play for the first of the turkey prizes, which will be the Gross Turkey. Please note that bridge now starts at 7.15pm sharp! Anyone looking for a partner please contact Berney Myles at Tel: 6132038.
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The numbers drawn on October 28 were: 14, 16, 25 and 32. There was no jackpot winner and no ‘Match Three’ winners so the following three drawn tickets received €50 each: Thelma Griffith, Crampscastle, Fethard; John Connolly, Clonmel; Megan and David Sceats, Crampscastle, Fethard.
The three ‘Lucky Dip’ winners who also received €50 each were: Mary Newport, Congress Terrace, Fethard; Mary Keane, Knockelly, Fethard; and Monica O'Shea, Woodvale Walk, Fethard.
Next week’s draw takes place on Wednesday, November 4. The Jackpot is €7,600 and the Jackpot seller’s prize is €760. 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 30, were 17, 19, 23 and 25. There was no jackpot winner and no match three winner so the following two drawn tickets received €25 each: Allison Connolly c/o Ladies Football; and John Pollard, Rocklow Road, Fethard. The €50 luck dip winner was Tommy Dalton, Ballingarry.
Next week’s draw will take place in Fethard GAA Park dressing rooms on Friday, November 6, at 7pm. The jackpot is €15,800 and the sellers prize is €480.
Tipp FM Hallowe'en Broadcast from McCarthys
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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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