Art Exhibition opens in Cashel
Majella Ryan (Neville), Mobarnane, former student of Fethard schools is officially opening her art exhibition in Cashel Library, Saturday, May 7, at 3pm, and will run for the month of May. Majella is teaming up with John Hayes from County Kildare for the joint exhibition and will have 28 paintings on display. All are welcome to come along and browse with a cup of tea or glass of wine.
Majella Ryan is a self-taught artist, she works from her home in Ballinure. She juggles her painting with a busy home life. After leaving school she studied for a year at the Crawford school of Art in Cork. She decided not to make a career from painting but has continued to paint all her life. She paints mainly with acrylics but has also worked with watercolours and oils. Colour and flow are very evident in her paintings and she derives her inspirations from Irish folklore and mythology.
Paintings 'Jimi' by John Hayes and 'Tiger' by Majella Ryan which are two of the paintings on view at the May exhibition in Cashel Library, officially opening on Saturday, May 7, at 3pm.
A Night of Music in aid of PIETA HOUSE
Pieta House, the centre for the prevention of self-harm or suicide opened its doors a decade ago with Lucan in County Dublin the centre of operations. In the intervening years we have seen and helped over 20,000 people in suicidal distress or engaging in self-harm, and established eight subsequent centres, three in the greater Dublin area - Ballyfermot, Tallaght and Finglas and five further centres to cater for the rest of the country in Limerick, Cork, Tipperary, Galway and Kerry.
For more information about Pieta House CLICK HERE
Date set for Fethard Festival 2016
A date has been set for this year’s Fethard Festival. Plans are currently in progress by Fethard Business & Tourism Group to hold this annual family event by Fethard’s Town Wall on Sunday, June 12, this year. Please keep a note of this date in your Diary.
Bob celebrates his 80th Birthday
Bob Maher, Barrack Street, Fethard, photographed with his extended family members on the occasion of his 80th birthday celebrated on Sunday last, May 1.
Congratulations to Bob Maher, Barrack Street, Fethard, who recently celebrated his 80th Birthday with family and friends in McCarthy’s Fethard. Bob is a son of the late James and Mai Maher who lived at Garrinch, Fethard.
Social dancing at Fethard Ballroom
Dancing on Sunday Night, May 8, to the music of ‘Liam Mannering’. 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 ICA Guild will hold their May meeting on Tuesday, May 10, at 8pm in the ICA Hall, Rocklow Road. Our speaker this month is Sacha Maxwell from Slievenamon Holistic Therapy and will speak on ‘Life in Balance’. Catering on the night by the ‘Red Group’.
The guild’s annual evening in Glanbia, Fethard, will take place on Tuesday, May 17. Our next ‘Craft night’ will be held on Monday, May 16, in the ICA Hall at 8pm.
Patrician Presentation Secondary School
The Parents’ Association in Patrician Presentation Secondary School, Fethard recently sponsored a very generous Gaeltacht Scholarship for all 5th Year students. There was great interest in the scholarship and the recipient this year is Ciara Hayes, daughter of Michael and Bridget Hayes, Coolmore. Ciara is photographed here with her mother Mrs Bridget Hayes (left), Mrs Philomena Hayes, treasurer of the Parents’ Association and Mr Michael O’Sullivan, Principal.
Tipperary GAA offers Gaeltacht Scholarships each year to Juvenile GAA players and this year the Fethard GAA Club and Patrician Presentation Irish Teacher, Ms Megan Raggett encouraged the 2nd Year Irish Class to apply for these scholarships. Among the scholarship winners this year, photographed above, are Lucy Spillane (left), daughter of Michael and Sandra Spillane, Tullamaine, and Laura Kiely, daughter of Sean and Carmel, Kiely, Coolmoyne, with their Múinteoir Gaeilge, Ms Raggett (right).
Patrician Presentation Fethard has a long association with the Fethard Lourdes Committee and continue the tradition of sending two 5th Year Pupils to Lourdes as established by Mr. Richard Prendergast. Religion Teacher, Ms. McKeogh and the Parents’ Association do a lot of fundraising during the year for the Lourdes Fund. This year, the two pupils who will represent the school on the Diocesan Pilgrimage are Sadhbh Horan (centre), Tullamaine and Kate Davey (left), Killusty; photographed with their teacher Ms. McKeogh
Fethard Bridge Club results
On Wednesday, April 20, we played the third and final round of our Club Championship. This Wednesday, May 4, we play for the Lucey Trophy and next Wednesday, May 11, we play for the President’s Prize which will start at 7pm. The results of all these competitions will be announced at our President’s Prize lunch in Hotel Minella on May 22.
Please note that bridge now starts at 7.15pm sharp! Anyone looking for a partner contact Berney Myles at 6132038.
Brickx Club back in Fethard
Fethard Convent Community Hall will host the Brickx Club Kilkenny back again on Saturday, May 14, from 10am to 12 noon. The club gives children a platform of basic brick building skills. From there, help them explore their inventiveness through various themes and to use this inspiration to help accelerate learning and social skills in all areas. The cost is €12 per child with sibling discounts available. To book a place please call or text 087 2417568.
Beach Party at Lonergan's Bar
Members of the Needham family and friends photographed at the 'Beach Party' at Lonergan's Bar last weekend.
Enjoying the 'Beach Party' at Lonergan's Bar were L to R: Ollie Burke, Denise O'Meara, Marie McNamee and Salem Farag.
The Beach Boys! — photographed at the 'Beach Party' at Lonergan's Bar, Fethard, over the bank holiday weekend L to R: Trevor McNamara and Denis 'Speedy' McGrath
Looking after the bar at Lonergans' 'Beach Party' were L to R: Breda Slattery, Katie O'Shea and Clodagh Bradshaw.
Enjoying the 'Beach Party' at Lonergan's Bar were L to R: Sharon Burgess, Nicola Thompson, Annie Prout, Katie Whyte, Bernie O'Brien and Angela Walsh.
Enjoying the 'Beach Party' at Lonergan's Bar were L to R: Diane Hall Byrne and Davy Byrne.
John and Roseanne Carroll enjoying the 'Beach Party' with family members and friends at Lonergan's Bar.
Karen O'Brien and Adrian McNamara enjoying the 'Beach Party' at Lonergan's Bar.
Christine Needham and friends at the 'Beach Party' at Lonergan's
D.J. Ben Johnson supplying the music
L to R: Alice Feery with her daughter Lorraine and Sarah Lawles
Bernie O'Brien and John Carroll on the dance floor at the 'Beach Party' at Lonergan's Bar.
Jason Byrne (Carlow) and Pamela Daly at the 'Beach Party''.
Listening to the music without getting their feet wet . . .
Positive outcome from Club's AGM
Congratulations to Franny Tyrell after his great run in the Waterford to Tramore 7.5 mile road race recently in a time of 55.46. Franny was more than satisfied with his performance on this well laid out course.
Congrats also to one of our former veteran stars from the NACAI days – the great Johnny Ryan from Clonmel – who wore the Fethard A.C. singlet for a number of years and recently won the GAA South Board’s ‘Footballer of the Year’ award.
On Thursday last we held our AGM with a small attendance but many apologies received. The outcome was very positive with concern regarding our training facilities and the on-going field issue which is hampering out efforts to bring juvenile athletics back to the club .Various other issues were discussed and new plans were proposed to the gathering for the coming year.
It was agreed that the hard surface area offered to us a few miles from the town might be taken up to promote more interest and that is being looked into. Our finances were reported to be in a healthy state of affairs thanks to the efforts of our treasurer.
Our promotions last year were the ‘Walls of Fethard’ and the ‘Xmas Santa Run’ which enabled the club to donate €1,000 to the childrens’ ward in South Tipp General Hospital.
The club’s Xmas dinner was also a wonderful outing and enjoyed by everyone who attended. During the year we held another small party for our great supporter, Zane Zorina, who decided to return home to her native Latvia. A special thanks was proposed to the business people in our town of Fethard for the wonderful support that they give top our club anytime we endeavour to run an event in the town. Thanks again and it is much appreciated.
Bernard Feery from Killusty will lead the club this year as chairperson with Franny Tyrell as vice chairperson; Tony Hanrahan as president; Miceál McCormack as secretary; Noreen Harrington-Sheehy and Miceál McCormack as joint treasurers. Other positions filled include: Michael ‘Magic’ Ryan as child officer; Ned McCormack looking after health & safety officer and road management; Ewa Jafzkz as secretary for registration and entries; Paraic McCormack public relations and media. Committee members: Waltie Maloney, Maria Crean, Gwen Cooke, Elaine Daly, Tom Tobin, Mary McCormack and Brian Sheehy.
Our sincere thanks to our former secretary, Nicola Neylon, and treasurer, Aine Doocey, for the trojan input into out activities over the last number of years. Hopefully we will have tea and scones in the usual venue shortly in appreciation for both of your services.
As we head into May it means that the ‘Walls of Fethard’ isn't to far away – Thursday May 26 – more details to follow. Training continues every Monday night at 6.45pm at the Kerry Street Cross.
Sports Achievement Award nominations for April
The following ten nominations were received for the Butler’s Bar Fethard Sports Achievement Award for April. Each monthly winner will automatically go forward to be entered in the overall annual award, which takes place in January 2017.
- (1) Aine Ryan – Taekwondo lady Aine won a gold medal in the Pattern discipline and silver for Sparring at the ITF Ireland Cup event held in Neptune Stadium Cork.
- (2) Daniel Hayde – during April he won Heat 2 of the Premier Rod Formula at Rosegreen Raceway.
- (3) Miceál McCormack – at the recent AAL Track And Field Tipperary Masters held in Templemore Miceál won the gold medal for the 3,000 mtrs walk in a personal best time.
- (4) Bernard Feery – at the same Tipperary Masters meeting in Templemore Bernard won two gold medals in the 800 mtrs and 5,000 mtrs.
- (5 & 6) Robert Hackett & Colm Hackett – the annual Fethard Angling Club Trout Fly fishing tournament on the Clashawley and the Anner produced father and son prizewinners when Colm won 3rd overall and Robert won the juvenile event.
- (7) Ashley Laslett – Fethard man Ashley was part of a Mullinahone soccer team that won the TSDL 3rd Division Shield, got promoted to Division 2 and won the Peter O’Reilly Cup Final.
- (8) Wayne Laslett – also part of the very successful Mullinahone team but had the added distinction of scoring a hat trick in the final of the Peter O Reilly cup.
- (9) David Flanagan – local greyhound trainer David had a very successful month with eight winners on the track as well as receiving his Awards for best private trainer at both Thurles and Kilkenny tracks.
- (10) Patrician Presentation Ladies Volleyball Team – winners of the All Ireland Shield final played at UL, beating Ardscoil Muire 2-1 to be crowned shield champions for 2016.
The April award winner will be announced at a special function in Butlers Bar on this coming Friday night next, May 6, at 10pm. All are welcome.
SPAR FAI Primary Schools 5’s County Finals
Holy Trinity N.S. Fethard Team A that took part in the SPAR FAI Primary Schools 5’s Tipperary County Finals at Newhill Park. Back L to R: Toby Collier, Jack O'Donoghue, Patrick Kennedy, Keenan Ahearn. Front L to R: Jack Quinlan, Mark Neville and Joseph O'Flynn.
Holy Trinity N.S. Fethard Team A that took part in the SPAR FAI Primary Schools 5’s Tipperary County Finals at Newhill Park. Back L to R: Luke Allen, Sean Moroney, Conor Neville. Front L to R: Michael James Phelan, Darragh Spillane and Leon Joy
Excitement from the Fethard team watching from the line
Happy Moyglass N.S. supporters at the SPAR FAI Primary Schools 5’s Tipperary County Finals at Newhill Park. L to R: Jess Gleeson, Emily Ryan, Lisa Burke, Kate Burke, Molly O'Meara, Anna Lynch and Aideen Delaney.
Moyglass N.S. team that took part in the SPAR FAI Primary Schools 5’s Tipperary County Finals at Newhill Park. Back L to R: James McCormack, Luca Furno, Craig O'Shea, Charlie Cummins, Jess Gleeson. Front L to R: Liam Lambe , Conor Ryan and Oisín Smullen.
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The numbers drawn on April 27 were: 11, 14, 16 and 18. There was no jackpot winner and one ‘Match Three’ winner who received €150: Mary Keane, Knockelly, Fethard.
The three ‘Lucky Dip’ winners who received €50 each were: Michael Conway, St. Patrick's Place, Fethard; Peter Gough, St. Patrick's Place, Fethard; and Mary Horan, Kilkennybeg, Killenaule.
Next week’s draw takes place on Wednesday, May 4. 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 29, were 15, 19, 29 and 30. There was no jackpot winner and one match three winner who received €100: Billy Purcell, Cloneen. The two lucky dip winners of €25 each were: Pat Strappe, Cashel; and Michael Quinlan, Tullamaine.
The next lotto draw will be held on Friday, May 6. The jackpot is €20,000 and the sellers prize is €720.
Missing 'Jack Russell' dog
Missing in Fethard area black and white Jack Russell dog with one eye, any information pleas contact 086 8388205.
Big thank you to everyone who helped,i have my dog home.thank you.
Thanks for all your help and we are happy to report that the dog is now safely back home with its owner (Tuesday, May 3).
Rugby Club AGM
Fethard and District Rugby Club will hold their AGM on Tuesday, May 24, at 8pm in the clubhouse. All are welcome to attend.
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
This hurling team, maybe from the 1950s or 1960s has us guessing as to where the team is from and the players' names . . . can you help? If so please send any information to email@example.com
Catherine Noonan (Cahir) posted this photo of her mum, Mary Ashby (nee McGrath), who lived in Burke Street. "She loved her home town of Fethard. I miss her dearly and all the stories she told of growing up in such a wonderful town."
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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