Community Games Art and Handwriting
Mark and Ronan O’Meara who both won medals in the Fethard and Killusty Community Games Art, Mark also won a gold medal in Thurles on Saturday in the U10 Handwriting competition.
Congratulations to all those who competed in the Community Games Art and Handwriting county finals in Thurles on Saturday, in particular to Mark O’Meara, Redcity, who won gold in the U10 Boys Handwriting competition for the second successive year and to the Byrne sisters from Killusty, Ines won silver in U8 Art and Freya won bronze in the U10 Art Finals. Arrangements are presently being made to hold the local athletics finals – date will be confirmed as soon as possible.
The county finals of Gymnastics will take place in Monroe on Sunday, May 22, and the Swimming finals will take place in Clonmel Pool, on Saturday, May 28, for girls and on Sunday, May 29, for boys. Events are: U8 Freestyle, U10 Freestyle and Backstroke, U12 Freestyle, Breaststroke and Backstroke, U14 Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Butterfly, U16 Freestyle, Backstroke and Butterfly.
Anyone interesting in competing in either the Gymnastics or Swimming must contact the Area Secretary, Noreen Sheehy at Tel: 087-3184298 before May 8 to ensure meeting the closing date deadlines. Competitors must be under the age specified on July 31, and must live in the area.
Killusty National School children who won medals in the Fethard and Killusty Community Games.
Fethard Holy Trinity National School qualifiers for the Community Games finals
Day Care Centre AGM
The Fethard & District Day Care Centre will hold their AGM on Thursday, May 5, in the Tirry Community Centre, Barrack Street, at 8pm. All are welcome to attend and new volunteers are always more than welcome to come along and get involved.
Killusty clean-up for First Communion
A village ‘tidy up’ for the forthcoming First Communion will be held on this Thursday, April 21, at 7pm. All available help is requested for this special local effort for a very special occasion for our local children. Please bring any equipment available to you to help with the clean up.
Social dancing at Fethard Ballroom
Dancing on Sunday Night, April 24, to the music of ‘Sam O’Doherty’. 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.
March Sports Achievement Award for Mouse
Photographed at the presentation of the Butler's Bar Sports Achievement Award for March are L to R: Philip Butler (organiser), Dixie Sheehan who accepted the award on behalf of winner Michael 'Mouse' Morris, Deirdre Goggin (special sporting guest) who presented the award, and John O'Sullivan, representing this month's sponsor, O'Sullivan's Insurance, Clonmel.
The presentation and announcement of the Butlers’ Bar Fethard Sports Achievement Award for March was announced in Butler’s Bar on Friday night, April 15. The March winner was local trainer, Michael ‘Mouse’ Morris, for his fantastic 16-1 win in the Irish Grand National on Easter Monday, March 28, with ‘Rogue Angel’, ridden by Ger Fox. ‘Mouse’ dedicated the win to the memory of his son Christopher, widely known as ‘Tiffer,’ who died, in an accident in Argentina last summer.
Photographed above are some of the nominees for the Butler's Bar Sports Achievement Award for March. L to R: Willie O'Meara (Killusty Soccer Club), Eoin O'Connell (hurling), Davy Fitzgerald (darts), Anne Marie Moroney (tennis) and Liam Hayes (Fethard U15 Ladies Rugby Team).
‘Mouse’, the very popular winner, was unable to attend the award presentation as he was appearing with his son Jamie on RTE’s ‘Late Late Show’, which was broadcast live from Dublin on the same night. Dixie Sheehan accepted the award, sponsored by O’Sullivan’s Insurance, Clonmel, on his behalf.
Special sporting guest on the night was Deirdre Goggin, currently leading this year’s Road Trotting championship unique to West Cork.
Table Quiz for scouts
A table quiz in aid the Fethard Scouts to help Beavers and Cubs attend county and national scouting events, will take place in Butlers Bar on Friday, April 29, at 9.30pm. Tables of four will cost €24 or €6 per person. All are welcome and encouraged to come along and support. Loads of spot prizes on the night.
Killusty F.C. play Peter O’Reilly Cup final
Next Sunday, April 24, we play the rescheduled Peter O’Reilly Cup final against Mullinahone at 3pm in Newhill Park. Again we ask for your support for the club players against strong favourites Mullinahone.
Historical Society looks back one hundred years
The AGM of the Fethard Historical Society took place in the ICA Hall on Wednesday, April 6, when the following officers were elected for the coming year: Terry Cunningham (chairperson), Patricia Looby (vice-chairperson), John Cooney (secretary), Anne Gleeson (assistant secretary), Catherine O’Flynn (treasurer) and Mary Hanrahan (public relations officer). The meeting focused particularly on the centenary period 1916–1923 and discussed a range of topics that could or should be looked at in the coming years.
Members of Fethard Historical Society photographed at their AGM on Wednesday, April 6, 2016. Back L to R: Ann Gleeson, MArie O’Donnell, Mary Healy, Gerry Long, Marie Murphy, Frances Murphy, Pat Looby. Front L to R: Kitty Delany, Catherine O’Flynn, Terry Cunningham, John Cooney and Mary Hanrahan.
The society’s major outing for 2016 will be to, ‘1916 Dublin’, on Saturday, September 24. Our visit to Glasnevin Cemetery and Kilmainham Jail have been booked in advance as there is a huge demand this year for visits to these two sites.
The lecture on the important local War of Independence hero, D.P. Walsh, will take place during November. It is also planned to have a ‘War of Independence / Civil War walkabout’ in October, around the Rathsallagh area (adjacent to Rosegreen), to learn the fascinating account of the Davin family and also the locations of the dug-outs, hide-outs, and concealed location of the famous printing press.
The meeting also looked at a range of topics that will become very significant over the next five or six years. For instance, the returning ‘Prisoners from Fromgoch in Wales’ (1917); End of the Great War (1918); Soloheadbeg and the First Dáil (1919); and the list goes on. The society would love to hear from people who have an interest in some particular topic – especially one of local interest – and to explore whether it could be researched and brought to life again. The society will also explore the possibility of linking up with some universities, particularly UCC, in order to get students to research topics of interest to the Fethard Historical Society. Then the society would provide the student with local logistical informational support in return.
Membership for the coming year is €7 (individual) and €10 (family). Contact can be made by Tel: 087 3905373, 087 9009722 or (052) 6131537, or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Spring Clean fundraiser for ladies clubs
St. Rita’s Camogie Club and Fethard Ladies Football Club will hold their Annual ‘Cash for Clobber’ fundraiser on Friday, April 22, between 7pm and 8pm; and on Saturday April 23,between 10am and 11.30am. If you are doing your spring cleaning this month keep us in mind for any clothing that you no longer need. We will be collecting outside the GAA field in Fethard.
Please contact us if you would like to drop your bags prior to the above collection dates: Mary O’Mahony, St Rita’s Camogie Club, Tel: 087 6980351; or Willie Morrissey, Fethard Ladies Football Club, Tel: 086 3032260.
- We can take adult and children’s clothes, paired shoes and boots, handbags, belts, sheets, curtains, towels, soft toys, old mobile phones and laptops.
- We cannot take duvets or pillows, dirty or wet clothing, mats or carpets
The company we are using is fully licensed and Irish owned. This company supports charities by it works including Friends of Calcutta and we have been assured that the clothes and textiles will be sent to Africa and Asia.
Parents give students a lesson at volleyball
Patrician Presentation Secondary School students and parents who took part in a sponsored volleyball match on March 16, to raise funds for the school’s sports department.
On Wednesday, March 16, Patrician Presentation Secondary School welcomed parents, past pupils and friends back to the school to compete in a ‘Parents versus Students’ volleyball match to fundraise for the school’s sports department. The event was organised by Ms Fogarty, Ms Walsh and the school’s sports committee.
A number of parents and past pupils play volleyball on a regular basis in Moyle Rovers Sports Complex as a pastime and several of our students often join them. Not only does it provide the students with an interest outside school but it is clear to the school coaches that their skill levels have improved through the extra playing time.
The whole school attended the event, which took place in the school hall. The parents sported Tipperary colours on the day whilst the students dressed in their own school colours. Eric Costin, a second year student, refereed the game and Aran Larkin, also a second year student, was scorekeeper on the day.
The students’ team consisted of both junior and senior volleyball players. The game was very exciting to watch and had a huge amount of lengthy rallies. However, the parents proved stronger in the end and beat the students in two sets.
Thanks to all the parents, past and present students and others who got involved and supported the school’s sports department fundraising.
Student team: Nathan Costin, Keith Cronin, Danny O’Regan, Molly O’Meara, Ciara Hayes, Sadhbh Horan, Caoimhe O’Meara, Kate Davey, Megan Coen, Lucy Spillane and Dillon Costin.
Parents/Past Pupils and friends: Helen Cronin, Jean Morrissey, Bernadette O’Meara, Annette Hickey, Lorraine Pollard, Helen Hogan, Sandra Spillane, Imelda Spillane and Louise Coen.
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The numbers drawn on April 13 were: 12, 16, 28 and 29. There was no jackpot winner and no ‘Match Three’ winner so the following drawn tickets received €50 each: Margaret Bradshaw, Congress Terrace, Fethard; Lar Looby, Woodvale Walk, Fethard; and Christy Williams, Killusty.
The three ‘Lucky Dip’ winners who received €50 each were: Eddie O’Brien, Burke Street, Fethard; Martin White, Drangan; and Seamus Moloney, Cloneen.
Next week’s draw takes place on Wednesday, April 20. The Jackpot is €10,000 and the Jackpot seller’s prize is €1,000. 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, April 15, were 7, 8, 28 and 33. There was no jackpot winner and one match three winner who received €50: Willie Fitzpatrick, c/o Esther Breen. Four lucky drawn ticket winners received €25 each: Declan Ryan, Moyglass; Lauren Needham c/o Ladies Football; Mike Fahy, Buffana; and Jill Schubert, c/o Karl Maher.
The next lotto draw will be held on Friday, April 22. The jackpot is €20,000 and the sellers prize is €700.
Fethard and Killenaule communities to join forces
The communities of Fethard & Killenaule are coming together in a joint initiative to promote 'community-spirit' and 'well-being' in our parishes. In approximately two weeks’ time it is planned to hold an event where both communities will showcase their local organisations on the night.
There are many different community groups in existence that have a lot of beneficial work going on. It is up to us to do our very best to harness this energy and use it to enrich both our parishes of Killenaule & Moyglass and Fethard & Killusty.
A meeting in Fethard will be held on this Tuesday next, April 19, in the Tirry Community Centre at 8pm, to arrange for the local community organisations in Fethard & Killusty to come together and promote what our community has to offer this joint initiative. If would be appreciated if all community groups could be represented at this meeting.
School tour to Paris
Fethard Patrician Presentation Secondary School students photographed on their guided tour of Stade de France in Paris
Fethard Patrician Presentation Secondary School trip to Paris over the Easter break was a great success and the twenty-six students who travelled had a marvellous time. An action-packed itinerary commenced on the day of arrival with a guided bus tour of central Paris, followed by a visit to the Louvre Museum and the Eiffel Tower. An exhausted crew checked in at the Disneyland Magic Circus Hotel and enjoyed a deserved good night’s rest.
Days two and three were spent at Disneyland where many thrills and spills were experienced along with the spectacular light show by Disney Castle on the final night. On the final day, students visited Notre Dame, took a trip down the Seine on a Bateau-Mouche and had a guided tour of Stade de France.
The students who attended the trip were a pleasure to bring; great fun, great company and well behaved at all times. We hope that they brought back very happy memories of Paris.
Kickboxing classes commence in Fethard
Trainer Daniel Coffey photographed with some of the participants that came to the opening night of Galtee Mor Kickboxing on Tuesday, April 5, in Fethard Convent Community Hall. Classes continue every Tuesday night for children and adults.
Thanks to everyone that came to the opening night of Galtee Mor Kickboxing on Tuesday, April 5, in Fethard Convent Community Hall. We were delighted with the turn out of children and adults and hope you enjoyed your first class.
Children’s classes will continue on Tuesday nights for ages 5 to 12 years from 7pm to 8pm. Cost per child is €5 with a discount available for additional members of the same family. Adult classes from 12 years and up, will take place on Tuesdays from 8pm to 9pm and cost €7 per class.
For further information and enrolment details contact Daniel Coffey on Tel: 087 9113997. All are welcome.
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
Childrens’ chorus group from ‘Old King Cole’, January 1986. Back L to R: Jennifer Fogarty, Belinda McCormack, Elizabeth Burke, Nicola O'Riordan, Marie Cloonan, Laura Doyle. Middle L to R: Niamh Ryan, Edel Fogarty, Lorraine Treacy, Patricia Purcell, Mia Treacy. Front L to R: Lisa McCormack, Vicki Roche, Patricia Morrissey, Áine Doocey and Olivia Phelan.
Sixth class pupils from St.. Patrick’s Boys School 2003. Back L to R: Owen Prout, Kevin Hayes, Jerome Ahearn, Sam Manton, Ben Walsh, Glen Maher. Front L to R: Jake Maher, Andy Walsh, Adam O’Donnell, Darren Connolly and Adam Lyons. Also in the class are John Lalor and Philip Doyle.
The late Sean and Rosie Henehan, The Square, Fethard, photographed at a dance social with Sean’s sister Maeve and her husband, Michael Keane.
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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