Died Recently in England
The death has occurred on Saturday, January 30, 2016, of Pat Gunne, Islington, London, and formerly of The Valley, Fethard.
Pat, deeply regretted by his daughter Tracey, son John, his brother Sean and sister Kathleen, relatives and friends.
Rememberence Mass at 10am in Holy Trinity Parish Church, Fethard, on Monday, January 15, 2016.
Social dancing at Fethard Ballroom
Dancing at Fethard Ballroom on Sunday, January 31, to the music of ‘Checkers’. 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.
The death has occurred on Friday, January 29, 2016, of Ned Donovan, Fr Tirry Park, Fethard, and late of Mount Cahill, Kilcash, Clonmel, Co Tipperary, at Willowbrook Nursing Home, Mocklershill, Fethard. Very deeply regretted by his nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May he Rest in Peace
Reposing at O’Donoghue’s Funeral Home, Kickham Street, Clonmel on Sunday evening from 5pm with removal at 7.pm to St John the Baptist Church, Kilcash. Requiem Mass on Monday at 11am and burial immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.
Fethard Youth Club
Fethard Youth Club meetings take place on Monday evenings from 7pm to 8.30pm in the Convent Community Hall for all youths from 1st year to 6th year. All are welcome to come along for more information and is open to anyone from all areas around Fethard.
‘Living for Sport’ in Fethard
Kerry footballer, Darran O'Sullivan, is photographed with Fethard Transition Year students and teachers, Ian O'Connor and Helena Walsh, while taking part in their Sky Sports Living for Sport project.
Last Tuesday, January 19, Fethard Transition Year Students began their Sky Sports Living for Sport Project. The school was selected by Sky Sports across the UK and Ireland to participate in the project. Kerry footballer Darran O'Sullivan visited the school and spoke to the transition year student and other year groups about his career in sport. Darran will return to the school at a later date to oversee the project.
Senior Day at Fethard Day Care Centre
The Fethard & District Day Care Centre will hold a Senior Day on Friday, January 29, from 10.30a.m. All seniors welcome.
Senior Citizens Club
The first 2016 meeting of Fethard Senior Citizens' Club will be held on Tuesday, February 2, in the Tirry Centre at 7.30pm (weather permitting). We wish all our members a Happy New Year. New members are welcome to join the club.
Fethard Operation Transformation
Members of the Fethard Operation Transformation 500 group photographed ast their first weigh-in
Great work is progressing with the Fethard Operation Transformation 500 group. We now have 60 members and are looking for more. Our target weigh loss for the 12 week program is 500lbs and as a group we lost 58lb in the first week which was incredible. We meet at the Town Hall for a weigh in every Monday from 7-8pm with group walks or runs starting at 7pm. So if you feel you should do something to improve your health and help with some weight loss come along on Mondays and bring a friend.
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The numbers drawn on January 20 were: 3, 12, 20 and 31. There was no jackpot winner and two ‘Match Three’ winners who received €75 each: Carmel Allen, Allen's Meats, Fethard; and Nellie Donovan, Fr. Tirry Park, Fethard.
The three ‘Lucky Dip’ winners who also received €50 each were: Tommy Sayers, Crampscastle, Fethard; Maisie O'Dwyer, Barrack Street, Fethard; and Albert McGivern, Knockbrett, Fethard.
Next week’s draw takes place on Wednesday, January 27. The Jackpot is €9,100 and the Jackpot seller’s prize is €910. 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, January 22, were 2, 22, 24 and 34. There was no jackpot winner and no match three winner. The €50 lucky dip winner was Paul Holohan, Cloneen. The following two drawn tickets won €25 each: Mary McCormack, Kerry Street; and Gillian Fogarty, c/o Ladies Football Club. Nex t week’s draw will take place on Friday, January 29, at 7pm. The jackpot is €17,800 and the sellers prize is €580.
Fethard School ladies reach Munster U16½ football final
Fethard Patrician Presentation Secondary School team who defeated Rockwell College in the Munster Ladies U16½ football semifinal.
On Monday, January 18, Fethard Patrician Presentation Secondary School played Rockwell College in the Munster Ladies U16½ football semifinal at Moyle Rovers GAA grounds winning the game on a final score of 2-7 to 2-4. This was a hard won match. Fethard started the game poorly, conceding an early goal to Rockwell within the first 30 seconds of the match. The girls responded brilliantly to the score with points from Kate and Carrie Davey. Our forwards contested every ball that entered their sector and came back into the match before half-time.The school had great displays from Lucy and Nell Spillane, Maggie Fitzgerald Leah Coen , Ashley Bradshaw and Samantha Buckley in the first half. Fethard led by 6 points to 1 goal at halftime.
The second half was very competitive with Rockwell taking 2 quick points in this half to bring them within a score of Fethard. Kate Davey responded with a free which lobbed into the Rockwell goal and hit the back of the net. Our backs were outstanding in this half with great displays from Caoimhe O Meara, Michelle and Emma Cronin, Laura O Donnell, Laura Kiely and Allison Connolly. Rockwell responded with a goal and point to leave the match level with ten minutes remaining, preventing the ball from hitting the net. The girls went on to give a heroic display in the last 10 minutes of the match with excellent blocking and passing from both backs and forwards. We scored three unanswered points to win the match by 3 points.
This was a great display by the girls who are now in the Munster final against Scoil Pol from Limerick, date and venue to be confirmed. The school would like to thank all the parents who supported the girls and especially Micheál Spillane, trainer, and Adrian Bradshaw, selector, who have helped greatly with training and getting the girls into the Munster Final. We are hoping for continued support from parents and Fethard club members in the Munster Final. Players of the Match were Carrie Davey and Laura Kiely.
Ladies Rugby enjoy Muster success
Fethard Rugby U13 Girls who won their four games to continue their unbeaten record this season in the Munster U13s tournament in LIT Limerick.
Fethard U13 Girls won their four games to continue their unbeaten record this season in the Munster U13 Tournament at LIT Limerick arranged by Munster Women's Rugby last Sunday. Great credit to this team who beat Abbeyfeale, Listowel, St. Mary's and Shannon, working really well together and recording 14 tries in the afternoon with only one conceded try in their last game. The Fethard team, led by captain Sophia O'Brien, was Kate Flannery, Lucy Fogarty, Natasha McGarry, Nicole Vaughan, Lucy Murphy, Eabha Fitzgerald, Emer McCarthy, Sinead Crowe, Sarah O'Donnell, Fiona Tuohy, Hannah Roche and Aoibhe Gayson Molloy.
Thanks to all who made the day possible and Amanda Greensmith, Kieran O'Rielly from the Munster Women’s Youth Rugby for organising the event.
Our Under 15 and Under 18 girls won their cup two weeks previous and will now play on Saturday, January 30, in the Munster Cup semifinals in Carrick.
Our Under 10 and U12 girls also played last week at a Munster Day in Limerick and had great fun showing off their great rugby skills. Here's to the future.
New Members are always welcome and we now have teams for girls from the ages of 8 years to 18 years. If you or your daughter are interested in joining Fethard Girls Rugby training then please contact Polly Murphy for more details on 086 3394959.
Please note these future dates for Fethard Rugby fundraising events: Table Quiz in Butlers Sportsbar on Friday, February 26, and our Race Night in McCathy's on Saturday, March 26.
Local trainer's two qualifiers for National Coursing Week in Clonmel
Trainers David and Margaret Flanagan, Sunset Kennels, Fethard, photographed with their son Michael holding two of their dogs trained for this week's National Coursing Meeting in Clonmel. The two dogs above are, Astana Rubie (on the left), owned by Michael Lawrence, Cashel and Liam Corcoran; and 'Amelies Milly', owned by Danny Kane, Kerry Street, Fethard. Both dogs are sisters, bred by the Barrett sisters, Birdy, Margaret and Kay, Derryluskin, Fethard, and trained by Margaret's husband, David Flanagan.
With the atrocious poor hunting weather conditions of December very much improved, so also has hunting. Tipperary Foxhounds had very good days, particularly from Newchapel on Thursday, January 14, and Knockgraffon on Thursday, January 21. From Newchapel hounds hunted through Lavally, through Ballyclerihan and right up to Clerihan village and finding almost immediately again they ran towards Darcy’s Cross. Turning right-handed here they ran across Poulmucka road, through Maginstown almost to the Republican Monument, once again doing a u-turn this good fox brought them back and to ground near Donegan’s covert. These were two excellent runs with scarcely a check and home being blown at 2.30pm with both horses and followers having had more than enough.
At Knockgraffon the Tipps had another cracker in the afternoon. From the last draw of the day, hounds were quickly away from Hymenstown. Crossing the road they ran to the river Suir still in flood. Right-handed here they simply flew right up to the road near Laganstown Cemetery where they checked and were stopped. So fast was the pace of this 30 minutes over very formidable jumping country that only three riders from a field of thirty-five were up at the finish – Mr Liam Kearney MFH, huntsman Gavin Shorten and whipper-in Padraig Moynihan.
The same distance or points may not have been recorded from the Coolmore meet on Monday, January 18. Nevertheless, hounds were very busy all day through Knockelly, Coolmore, St. Johnstown, Blackmore’s, Kennedy’s, Mortlestown and Rathmoley, hunting continually until after 5pm.
With the February meet card out starting to signal the end of the season, here’s to more of the same. — E.A.N.
Ballylusky White Heathers
A great crowd turned out for the lawn meet at Peppardstown House on Sunday, January 24. Before move-off Mr Jack Ronan thanked the Guiry family for their support and hospitality. He said he was very pleased with the large turnout and on behalf of the pack committee, he thanked all followers for their continued great support.
Finding at O’Donnell’s fort hounds hunted towards Peppardstown House, crossing the Knockelly road they ran towards Lismoynan. Swinging right-handed here they hunted strongly through the dairies and spire to the Ballinard road, which they crossed and right down to Ballinard wood. Hounds took time to be collected here and by the time the long slog back to Peppardstown was completed, evening was fast closing in.
Drawing the sandpit they found again, however, the over supply of foxes made hunting conditions very difficult. A brace and half were on foot at one stage. Huntsman and whipper-in did their best to keep hounds together and thanks to their efforts they continued hunting up to almost 6pm, ending a long day in very heavy going. The first run had a point of well over 2 miles at least.
Ballylusky White Heathers meet at Fedamore, Co. Limerick, by invitation on Sunday next, January 31. — E.A.N.
The death has occurred on Monday, Monday, January 25, 2016, Maurice O’Brien, Main Street, Drangan. Maurice, deeply regretted by his loving wife Margaret, his sons James and Richard, his brothers and sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.
Reposing at his son James' residence at Rathkenny, Drangan, on Wednesday, January 27, from 4pm to 8pm. Funeral Mass in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Drangan, on Thursday at 11am followed by burial in Drangan Cemetery. House private on Thursday morning please.
Died in England
The death has occurred in England on Tuesday, January 19, of Paddy Fitzgerald, formerly from The Green, and St. Patrick’s Place, Fethard, peacefully in Wrexham Maelor Hospital, with his family at his side.
Paddy, son of John and Ellen Fitzgerald, moved to Wales to further his career as a jockey where he met his wife Madeline and made his home in Wrexham, North Wales. He had four children Colleen, Teresa, Patrick and Declan and seven grandchildren Patrick John, Daniel, Phillip, Abby, Shaleen, Jack and Dara.
Funeral service will be held at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Regent Street, Wrexham, North Wales, on February 2, 2016.
Dancers ready to ‘Strut Their Stuff
Fethard ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ team ready to strut their stuff on Saturday, February 13, in Hotel Minella, Clonmel, for Fethard’s first ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ in aid of the Convent Community Hall. Tickets are now on sale at €25.
The well-rehearsed Fethard dancing team are now well prepared and ready to ‘strut their stuff’ on Saturday, February 13, in Hotel Minella, Clonmel, for Fethard’s first ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ in aid of the Convent Community Hall. Tickets are now on sale at €25, from Fethard Post Office, Gaules Bar, Roisin's Hair Salon, Hilda Laslett, June Gough and Pamela Sweeney. A great night’s dancing display and competition is guaranteed from the fifteen participating couples, coached by Ruth Quinn, which takes place at 8pm on Saturday, February 13, in Hotel Minella, Clonmel. This should be a great fun night out with after show dancing to the fantastic big band sound of ‘Brass and Co’ from Waterford. There will also be some great prizes to be won in our raffle on the night. Please come along and support your local community.
Side Saddle Day with the gallant Tipps
Tom Freyne MFH photographed with his wife Jacqui, riding side-saddle.
The Tipperary Foxhounds are holding a Side Saddle Day followed by their legendary Hunt Ball on Saturday, February 27. The meet is taking place in Cloneen, and there will be a stirrup cup in the grounds of Friarsgrange, by kind permission of Mr and Mrs Tomas Ronan. The Tipps look forward to welcoming side-saddle guests and their partners, and will ensure they have great fun over their lovely country, also it is a great viewing meet for those supporters on foot.
There is a deal in place for those hunting side-saddle and wishing to attend the Ball that evening: €50 for ladies to hunt or €100 for ladies to hunt and attend the Hunt Ball (partners welcome at the same rates). Please contact Jacqui Freyne: Mobile 087 2629950 or email email@example.com with your queries. We ask all guests to please book in. For more details the event is posted on the Tipperary Foxhounds’ Facebook page.
For those wishing to book tickets for the Ball at €60 each, please contact Trish Mulhall, Tel: 087 2750773, who has tickets and is already taking bookings. The venue is the Minella Hotel, Clonmel, and Trish has a great menu picked for dinner, followed by dancing to the one and only Brass & Co. There shall also be an auction, with fabulous lots on offer, not to be missed! Get your tickets booked early and get this show on the road, it promises to be a fabulous night.
2016 Book Fair and 1916
The twenty-first annual Tipperariana Book Fair will take place in Fethard Ballroom on St. Valentine’s Day, Sunday, February 14, 2016. It can be expected that material – pamphlets, books, posters – relating to the 1916 Rebellion will be brought to Fethard by the thirty or more book dealers who take part in the fair every year. This will also be a good opportunity for people to have ‘memorabilia’ from that period valued by the dealers on the day.
The Fethard Historical Society, who organise the fair, plan to have a display of books and material relating to 1916 and the War of Independence on show on the day. There will be some secure glass display cases and the society would love to hear from people who have material that they could lend for use during the fair. Material of local interest would be a great attraction on the day and hopefully some items relating to Fethard and the surrounding parishes will surface before St. Valentine’s Day.
Book donations gladly accepted
The book fair is the Historical Society’s main fund raising event of the year and donations of books and book collections – which are then sold on the society’s own bookstall at the fair-are very much appreciated. Anyone wishing to donate books or who wishes to discuss the display of War of Independence material can email firstname.lastname@example.org or can phone (052) 6131537 or 086 3905373.
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
Killusty Anglers meeting in the 1960s. Back Row L to R: Tom O’Shea, Jim Ryan, Mick Bogue. Middle Row L to R: Jack O’Flynn, Neddie Cummins, Jack ‘Sprig’ Nagle, Capt. Curtin, Dick Fitzgibbon. Front Row L to R: Johnny Keating, Ned O’Shea, Major Hughes and Helen O’Connell.
Nano Nagle Primary Sahool sixth class at Nano Nagle Primary School (October 25, 2001). Back L to R: Aoife O’Meara, Lisa Ryan, Stephanie Lawrence, Danielle Ferncombe, Sinead Coffey. Front L to R: Patricia Cooney, Jenny Quigley, Sinead Delahunty, Sarah Moloney and Patricia Rochford.
Fethard Youth Club members with their Drugs Awareness certificates received on Wednesday, June 27, 2001. Back L to R: John Hannigan, Charlotte Escalon, Brian Conway, Niall Maher, Ashley McCormack-John, Anthony Hanrahan, Kyle O’Donnell. Front L to R: Rita McCormack-John (leader), Adrian Allen, Sinead O’Mahony (Drug Project Worker), Tracy Coady and Claire Hannigan (leader). The following also received certificates: Tara Ryan Louise Nagle, Ciarán Duggan Eoin Maher and Eoin Delahunty.
Confirmation Day April 29, 1982. First cousins L to R: Daren Bradshaw, Karl Cooke, Audrey Moloney, Anna Bradshaw, Kevin Bradshaw and Rory Bradshaw.
Members of the Croom Carroll family photographed in the Abymill Theatre on May 12, 2001.
Items for inclusion on this website and on the weekly Fethard News page on The Nationalist can be emailed before noon on Mondays to firstname.lastname@example.org or delivered by hand to Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road, Fethard.
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