The death has occurred on Friday, June 17, 2016, of Nora Lawrence (retired Public Health Nurse), The Valley, Fethard, and formerly of Mullinahone. Peacefully at St Bridget's Hospice, Carrick-on-Suir, deeply regretted by her sisters Maura (Carey), Angela (O'Farrell), Patricia (Arrigan), brothers Eddie and Michael, nephews and nieces and a wide circle of friends.
Reposing at her home on Sunday, June 19, from 5pm with removal to the Holy Trinity Parish Church, Fethard, at 7.45pm, to arrive at 8pm. Requiem Mass on Monday at 11am followed by burial in the family grave at St Michael's Cemetery, Mullinahone. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if desired, to St Bridget's Hospice, Carrick-on-Suir, Co Tipperary.
Adult Education courses
Places are available on both the Business Administration L5 and Early Childhood Care and Education L5 which will commence in September 2016 at Scoil Ruain, Killenaule. Courses are suitable for school leavers and adults who wish to return to education. Contact the school at (052) 9156332 for further information.
Beavers enjoy County Camp at Mount Melleray
Fethard Beaver Scouts attended their county camp in Mount Melleray last weekend where fun and games and a hike made up a great weekend. The scout group were also presented with a Tricolour in commemoration of 1916 by a member of the armed forces. Colette Geoghegan (photographed above) was proud to accept the flag for Fethard Scouts along with Beaver, Jennie Roberts.
Midsummer Ramble in Grove
To celebrate the summer solstice, the Fethard Historical Society has organised a ramble through Grove estate taking in Kilmaclugh Graveyard and the Tinsley Bridge. We will meet at 7.45pm on Tuesday, June 21, at the Town Hall, Fethard. We plan to walk at a leisurely pace but we still recommend that people wear proper walking shoes/ boots. We also suggest participants bring a light picnic with them to have at the end of the trip. Everyone, member or non-member, is welcome to join us for this evening amble through the beautiful environs of Grove. €3 per person, €5 for a family. Contact Mary Tel: 087 9009722.
Community Games Results
Medal winners in the Community Games U10 100m. L to R: Charlie Walsh (bronze), Lucy Kenny (silver), Caoimhe Murphy (gold), Noah O’Flynn (gold), Sean McEvoy (silver) and Aoibhinn Collum (bronze).
Boys and Girls U8 60m L to R: Micheal O’Rahilly, Kelvin Ryan, Ronan O’Meara, Meadbh Collum, Ines Byrne and Roisin Tyrell.
Results of 2016 Athletics
- Girls U8 60m: 1st Roisin Tyrell, 2nd Ines Byrne, 3rd Meadbh Collum.
- Boys U8 60m: 1st Kelvin Ryan, 2nd Ronan O’Meara, 3rd Michael O’Rahilly.
- Girls U8 80m: 1st Meadbh Collum, 2nd Mai Hayes, 3rd Sophie McEvoy.
- Boys U8 80m: 1st Michael O’Rahilly, 2nd Patrick Coffey, 3rd Tadhg Cuddihy.
- Girls U10 100m: 1st Caoimhe Murphy, 2nd Lucy Kenny, 3rd Aoibhinn Collum.
- Boys U10 100m: 1st Noah O’Flynn, 2nd Sean McEvoy, 3rd Charlie Walsh.
- Girls U10 200m: 1st Aoibhinn Collum, 2nd Freya Byrne, 3rd Kiera Daniels.
- Boys U10 200m: 1st Charlie Walsh, 2nd Mark O’Meara, 3rd Daniel Barry.
- Girls U12 100m: 1st Aine Connolly, 2nd Kelly Ryan, Joint 3rd Amy Morrissey and Emily Davey.
- Boys U12 100m: 1st Matt Coen, 2nd Jack Davey, 3rd Mark Neville.
- Girls U12 600m: 1st Emily Davey, 2nd Holly Hayes.
- Boys U12 600m: 1st Mark Neville, 2nd James Barry.
- Girls U14 100m: 1st Alison Connolly, 2nd Hannah Sheehy.
- Boys U14 100m: 1st Ryan Walsh.
- Girls U16 100m: 1st Leah Coen, 2nd Carrie Davey.
- Girls Long Puck U14: 1st Alison Connolly, 2nd Hannah Sheehy.
- Boys Long Puck U12: 1st Conor Neville, 2nd Matt Coen, 3rd Charlie Walsh.
- 4 & Under: Ruby Kenny, Niamh O’Rahilly, Kevin Connolly.
- 5 & Under: Daisy Kenny, Mai Hayes, Billy Hayes, Eoghan Neville, Thomas O’Rahilly.
- 6 & Under: Lily Mai Walsh, Lauren Connolly, Patrick Coffey and Oisín Murphy.
U12 Athletes photographed with Noreen Sheehy (secretary Fethard & Killusty Community Games) L to R: Aoibhinn Collum, Mark Neville, Conor Neville, Amy Morrissey, Holly Hayes, Emily Davey, Keira Daniels and in front, Daisy Kenny.
Girls Long Puck athletes photographed with committee members Noreen Sheehy and Micheál Maher (back). Front L to R: Alison Connolly and Hannah Sheehy.
Boys Long Puck athletes photographed with committee members Noreen Sheehy and Micheál Maher (back). Front L to R: Matt Coen (silver), Conor Neville (gold) and Charlie Walsh (bronze).
Noreen Sheehy (secretary Fethard & Killusty Community Games) presenting medals to the children who competed in Swimming and Gymnastics. Back L to R: Mark O’Meara, Ronan O’Meara, Aoibhinn Collum, Kiera Daniel. Front L to R: Ines Byrne and Meadbh Collum.
Fethard Rugby Club
Fethard Rugby Club would like to thank everyone who supported and helped make their Barbecue at Fethard Festival a great success. Thanks also to everyone who donated at the club’s annual Church Gate Collection held in Killenaule and Moyglass.
Marina’s ‘School of Dance’ raise €3,000 for school
Marina Mullins presenting the proceeds of this year's 'Strictly Come Dancing' to Mr Michael O'Sullivan, Principal Patrician Presentation Secondary School. L to R: Pat Casey (judge), Mr Michael O'Sullivan, Principal Patrician Presentation Secondary School; Marina Mullins (organiser), Philip Samways (judge) and Tom Delaney (organiser).
Marina Mullins and her ‘School of Dance’ pupils raised over €3,000 for Patrician Presentation Secondary School at their recent wonderful ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ display of ballroom dancing held in Fethard Ballroom on Monday night, May 30.
Marina has organised this annual event for the past eight years, encouraging young children the learn ballroom dancing and to also raise funds for local community causes. This year, the dancers, aged from 6 to 13 years, performed extremely well for the beautiful array of cups and trophies sponsored by Fethard Car Boot Sale.
Photographed after dancing the Charleston at 'Strictly Come Dancing' held in Fethard Ballroom were L to R: Kaylin O’Donnell, Nell Spillane, Sally Butler and Megan Hackett.
Runners-up in the various age categories were partners: Kaylin O’Donnell and Nell Spillane; Holly Hayes and Emma Hayes; Abby McGrath and Ana Quigley; Taryn Purcell and Grace Coen; Hannah O’Sullivan and Anna Hayes; Lucy McGrath and Shauna Madigan.
Winners in the various age categories were partners: Lily O’Mahoney and Gillian Burke; Meadhbh O’Loughlin and Emily Spillane; Callum Doheny and Aoibheann Collum; Rea Hayes and Ruby Hall; Sarah Ivors and Cormac O’Donnell; Sally Butler and Megan Hackett.
Runners-up and partners (in front) in the various age categories Back L to R: Kaylin O’Donnell, Holly Hayes, Abby McGrath, Marina Mullins (organiser), Taryn Purcell, Hannah O’Sullivan, Lucy McGrath. Front L to R: Nell Spillane, Emma Hayes, Anna Quigley, Grace Coen, Anna Hayes and Shauna Madigan.
Winners in the various age categories with their partners. Back L to R: Callum Doheny, Meadhbh O’Loughlin, Maina Mullins (organiser), Sally Butler, Cormac O’Donnell, Ruby Hall, Gillian Burke. Front L to R: Aoibheann Collum, Emily Spillane, Kaylin O’Donnell, Megan Hackett, Sarah Ivors, Rea Hayes and Lily O’Mahoney.
The ‘Dancer of the Night’ award was won by Kaylin O’Donnell, runner up was Callum Doheny, third place Emma Hayes, with Michael O’Rahilly taking fourth place. The judges on the night were Philip Samways and Pat Casey who congratulated Marina and all the dancers for their very high standard of dancing that would be as good, if not better, than many adult competitors at similar events. They also thanked compere, Mary Hanrahan, Fethard Car Boot Sale, parents and all who donated prizes.
Marina Mullins (organiser) presenting the ‘Dancer of the Night’ award to Kaylin O’Donnell, at the 'Strictly Come Dancing' at Fethard Ballroom on May 30, 2016.
Fethard & District Day Care Centre
The Fethard & District Day Care Centre wish to thank Irene and Noel Sharpe, The Castle Inn, Fethard, for their recent fundraising event that raised €380 for our centre. We would also like to thank all who donated to our recent church gate collection held in Fethard, Killusty, Moyglass, Killenaule, Cloneen and Drangan. Our collection raised €2,127 and we give a huge thank you to our committee members and volunteers who manned the collection. We are always very grateful to the public for their donations, which help us continue to maintain our service to the local communities in our district.
President’s Prize winners announced
Fethard Bridge Club announced the following results at their President’s Prize dinner held recently in Hotel Minella.
Club president, Monica Anglim (centre), presenting the President’s Prize to 2016 winners Carol Kenny and Gemma Burke (right).
President’s Prize winners for 2016 were: Carol Kenny and Gemma Burke; winners of the Club Championship for Hayes Trophy were Monica Anglim and Betty Walsh; 1st Gross, Anna Cooke and Bernie O’Meara; 1st Nett (joint winners), partners Madeleine O’Donnell and Mary Tierney, and partners Alice Quinn and Berney Myles ; 2nd Nett, Ann O’Dea and Marie Delaney; 2nd Gross, Eileen Ryan and Jim Lahert; 3rd Nett, Anne Connolly and Eileen Frewen.
Betty Walsh (left), Fethard Bridge Club’s ‘Player of the Year’, photographed with club president, Monica Anglim, at the President’s Prize Dinner at Hotel Minella.
Player of the Year, winner of the O’Flynn Trophy, was Betty Walsh; 1st Gross, Jim Lahert; 1st Nett, Marie Delaney; 2nd Gross, Bill O’Sullivan; 2nd Nett, Frances Burke; 3rd Gross, Brendan Kenny; 3rd Nett, Mike Burke.
The Championship winner of the Dick Gorey Perpetual Trophy was Betty Walsh; and the winners of the Lucey Trophy were: Rita Kane and Kay St. John.
Club president, Monica Anglim (centre), presenting the Lucey Trophy to winners: Kay St. John and Rita Kane (right).
Club president, Monica Anglim (centre), presenting the Committee Prize to winners: Alice Quinn and Berney Myles (right).
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The numbers drawn on June 8 were: 13, 25, 29 and 31. There was no jackpot winner and one ‘Match Three’ winner who received €150: Marie Butler, Garrinch, Fethard.
The three ‘Lucky Dip’ winners who received €50 each were: Joe Hanly, Coleman, Fethard; Ann Marie Kenny, Killusty; and Brud Roche, Woodvale Walk, Fethard.
Next week’s draw takes place on Wednesday, June 15. 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
The numbers drawn on Friday, June 10, were 4, 8, 24 and 29. There was no jackpot winner and three match three winners who received €50 each: Coco Barlaz, Ard Alainn; Paul Hayes, Burke Street; and Niamh Moroney, Ard Alainn, Fethard.
The next draw taken place on Friday, June 17, when the jackpot is €20,000 and the sellers prize is €780. 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.
Security advice for Fethard households
As the holiday season approaches and Fethard children finish their exams and school for the summer, families travelling to warmer climates for their holidays will leave their homes vacant for the duration of these holidays. During this time homes are very vulnerable to being burgled causing distress and upset for the homeowners upon their return. With this in mind the local Garda are offering a number of tips that can help deter your home being burgled.
- Make sure your house looks like someone is living in it while you are away – this may involve a trusted neighbour opening and closing your curtains, turning your lights on and off or parking their car in your driveway.
- Try to avoid discussing your holiday plans where strangers may hear details of your absence from home.
- Try avoid posting Facebook updates from airports or while on holidays. This is an indication that your home is vacant.
- Leave any important documents and valuable items with other family members or a bank. Alternatively if you have a safe installed in your home you should store them in this safe.
- If you normally leave valuable bicycles or similar items in your shed, you may consider putting them into your home.
- Cancel any newspaper or milk deliveries to your home. Untouched deliveries are an indication that you are away.
- Ensure all windows and doors are securely locked and if your home is alarmed ensure it is set before leaving.
- Contact your local Garda Station with the details that your home will be vacant. This allows Gardaí to keep an eye on your home where possible.
For further information and other crime prevention advice please contact Garda Denis O’Brien at Fethard Garda Station on (052) 6131202 or Sergeant Kieran O’Regan at Clonmel Garda Station on (052) 6177640.
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
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Tony Hanrahan and Dermot Hackett preparing for the Donkey Derby at Fethard Festival in 1985. (photo by Richie Hayes)
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