The death has occurred on Saturday, November 5, 2016, of Liam Cooney, The Square, Fethard, and formerly of Figlash, Ballyneale, Carrick-on-Suir.
Liam, predeceased by his brother Joe Cooney, is deeply regretted by his loving wife Ann, his daughters Clodagh and Zoë, his sister Margaret Dunne, sons-in-law Gary and Lee, grandchild Ava, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.
Funeral Mass in the Holy Trinity Parish Church, Fethard, on Tuesday, November 8, at 1pm followed by private cremation service. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu to South Tipperary Hospice.
Fethard complete South/County double with victory over Clogheen's Fr. Sheehy's By Jeddy Walsh, www.nationalist.ie (November 5, 2016)
Clonmel Credit Union South Tipperary Intermediate Football Championship Final. Fethard 0-16, Fr. Sheehy’s 0-9.
At Cahir on Saturday in the Clonmel Credit Union South Tipperary Intermediate Championship Football final, Fethard rounded off their year in style by adding the divisional title to the county crown they captured two weeks ago.
In a game in which ‘The Blues’ always held the upper hand, they ran out 0-16 to 0-9 victors against Fr. Sheehy’s, having led at the break by 0-7 to 0-4. On a day when Fethard were saying a hopeful long goodbye to intermediate grade – they go senior once again in 2017 – they were never led at any stage, even when playing against the fresh wind in the first half. The game’s outstanding performance came from Fethard centre-forward Brian Healy who accounted for half his side’s tally, kicking eight points, including some delightful scores from play.
Crowned county champions two weeks ago with a one point win over Golden/Kilfeacle in Cashel, Fethard took a harsh lesson and a heavy defeat in Clonmel on Sunday last against Kenmare Shamrocks in the Munster intermediate championship quarter-final. But one could see against Fr. Sheehy's, in their formation and work rate throughout, that ‘The Blues’ had benefited from two tough games and particularly in defence where they were a much tighter ship than against the Kerry side on Sunday last.
The return of Ciaran O’Meara at top of the right for Fethard was welcome news also and he contributed three points before his second half substitution. But there were many other impressive displays for the winners notably from Gavin Fitzgerald, Cian Maher, Paul Moloney, Brian Delahunty and Chris and Jody Sheehan.
Fr Sheehy’s, who defeated Clonmel Commercials in their semi-final, had their star performer in Colin English who never stopped all through, the All-Ireland minor hurling medal winner in September, looking the most likely threat against a water-tight defence. Team captain Sean Flynn too tried hard, his early second half black card being a big loss to his side. While midfielder Tom Conway and Ben and Brian Hyland also worked tirelessly.
But all told Fethard had too much in reserve for the challengers, and strengthened themselves as the game went on with substitutes Kenneth O’Donnell and Cathal Hurley adding second half points to ensure there would be no way back for the Clogheen side.
As he had in the County Intermediate Final, referee Sean Lonergan again issued four black cards over the hour, perhaps Kieran King the unluckiest of the quartet when sent to the line with 10 minutes remaining. Referee: Sean Lonergan (Moyle Rovers).
Fethard: Paul Fitzgerald, Jack Devaney, Gavin Fitzgerald, Alan O’Connor, Christopher Sheehan, Cian Maher (Captain), Jody Sheehan, David Hayes, Paul Moloney, Brian Delahunty (0-1), Brian Healy (0-8, 0-3 frees), Alex Donovan (0-1), Ciaran O’Meara (0-3, 0-2F), Jamie Moloney, Tommy Anglim (0-1). Subs: Cathal Hurley (0-1) for Devaney; Kenneth O’Donnell (0-1) for Fitzgerald (black card); Tommy Sheehan for O’Meara; Willie Morgan for Tommy Sheehan (injured).
Fr Sheehy’s: Richie McGrath, Pa Ryan, John Corbett, Kieran King, Cian O’Brien, Robbie O’Brien, Paddy Moran, Tom Conway, Sean Flynn (Captain, (0-3F), Pat Mulcahy (0-1), Ben Hyland (0-1F), Colin English (0-3, 0-1F), Thomas Quirke, Liam O’Connor, Brian Hyland (0-1). Subs: James Mulcahy for Quirke (injured); Michael Myles for Flynn (black card); Adrian O’Brien for King (black card); Dan Reardon for Cian O’Brien (black card).
Full report and images of game in Wednesday's edition (November 9, 2016) of 'The Nationalist'
Local Fethard ‘1916 Hero’ to be remembered
One of the most active people in the whole ‘Revolutionary Decade’ of Irish history was a Fethard native, D.P. Walsh, whose story has been somewhat undiscovered - even in his hometown.
D.P. Walsh (standing, extreme right, in uniform) with the Tipperary Football team, which replayed the ill-fated ‘Bloody Sunday’ fixture (of November 21, 1920) on June 11, 1922. Also, in the picture (seated, centre of middle row) is Walsh’s friend Dan Breen. Fethard were the dominant football club in Tipperary at that time and Ned O’Shea was captain of the Tipperary team. The D.P. Walsh Cup is presented every year to the winners of the County Tipperary Junior ‘A’ Hurling Championship. Back L to R: J. Gregg (in white sweater), Bill Ryan, Bill Barrett, Bill Grant, Arthur Carroll (goalie), Ned O'Callaghan (at back wearing cap), Pat Davoren (member selection committee), Ned Cummins, Tommy Ryan (Castlegrace), Thomas Ryan (Clonmel) secretary Tipp Board, and in uniform is D.P. Walsh (Fethard). Middle L to R: A. Carew (County Board Secretary), Mick Nolan, Vincent Vaughan, Dan Breen T.D. Jerry Shelly, Dick Lanigan, Mick Tobin. Front L to R: Jim Ryan, Jimmy Doran, Jimmy McNamara, Tommy Powell, Joe O'Neill (trainer), Mick Arrigan, Ned O'Shea (captain) and Gus McCarthy.
On Tuesday, November 15, at 8pm, the Fethard Historical Society as part of their ‘1916 Programme’ will host a lecture in the Abymill Theatre by noted Tipperary historian, Seán Hogan, on the life and exploits of D.P. Walsh. Admission is €5 and refreshments served after the lecture.
D.P. Walsh had a very interesting ‘revolutionary career’ indeed. He was a key figure in Michael Collin’s underground group who procured arms and then shipped them to Ireland. He was jailed after the 1916 Rising. Later he was part of a great IRA escape from Strangeways Prison in Manchester, but ended up in prison in Britain again, only being released in December 1921 under the Treaty arrangements.
D.P. Walsh died in 1942, aged 50, and is buried in Powerstown cemetery. Family descendants coming for the lecture will also visit his grave as part of the ‘Remembrance Event’. For further information email: email@example.com or phone: 086 3905373 or 087 9009722.
Madge Fogarty honoured in Glanmire for her great community activity
Madge Fogarty (right), winner of the Glanmire and District Sports, Business and Community award for August, photographed with Kathleen Lynch, her husband Joe (left) and her son Shane Fogarty at the award presentation held at Fitzgerald's Vienna Woods Hotel.(Picture: Mike English)
Congratulations to Ms Madge (McGrath) Fogarty, formerly from Rathkenny, Fethard, who was recently a monthly winner in the community category of the Glanmire Sports, Business and Community Awards. A native of lovely Fethard town, she is a very proud Tipperary woman and a mother of two boys, Shane and Tomás, who both now have very successful careers and are living away from home.
Madge, daughter of the late Kay and Denis McGrath, founded PND (Postnatal Depression Ireland) in 1992, at a time when there was no support for women suffering from Post Natal Depression anywhere in Ireland. She is current chairperson and the group are due to celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2017.
Together with her lifelong friend Bernie Kealey from Dublin, Madge launched the first Irish book on PND in 2010 entitled ‘Recovering from Post Natal Depression’, and dedicated it to Nollaig and Tadgh Kenneally, who lost their lives in 2007. They were the cruel victims of Postnatal Depression.
Michael Magner, Fitzgerald's Vienna Woods Hotel, sponsors, presenting the Glanmire and District Sports, Business and Community Award to Madge Fogarty, Vice Chairperson Glanmire Community Association and founder of PND (Post Natal Depression) Ireland. Included are Cllr. Joe Kavanagh, Deputy Lord Mayor, Joe and Shane Fogarty, Kathleen Lynch, PND members, Bernie Kealey, Joan Murphy and Judith Greene-Goodyear, Treasurer Glanmire Area Community Association. (Picture: Mike English)
Madge also joined Glanmire Area Community Association close on 25 years ago and ended up being secretary for 20 years and over the years has become an integral part of Glanmire and its environs, community wise.
Madge has featured on many TV and radio shows, been to the Dáil, spoken at the Guinness Hop Store and Trinity College Dublin and in UCC in Cork and many other parts of Ireland. She has recently been invited to speak at an International Conference on Women’s Mental Health in the RDS in Dublin from March 6–9, 2017, which will be one of the many highlights of her group’s 25th Anniversary.
A truly remarkable woman in every sense of the word, Madge Fogarty is a worthy recipient of the Community Award sponsored by Michael Magner and his team at Fitzgeralds’ Vienna Woods Hotel.
Social dancing at Fethard Ballroom
Dancing on Sunday Night, November 6, to the music of ‘Jason Travers’. 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.
Opening Meet of Tipperary Foxhounds
Tipperary Foxhounds leaving Fethard by the North Gate at their opening meet held on Bank Holiday Monday, October 31. (Picture: Larry Kenny). Nominees for October Sports Achievement Award
The following five nominees were received for the Butler’s Bar Fethard Sports Achievement Award for the month of October:
David Flanagan – greyhound trainer David continues on his winning ways with three winners on the track during October.
Colin Allen & Shane Kenny – winners of the HolmPatrick Cup for the second year in a row. The final against three other Irish clubs took place in St. Andrews Scotland.
Michael Barry – bronze medal for Michael in the wheelchair section of the World Blackball Pool Competition which this year was held in Killarney.
Fethard Intermediate footballers – county champions following their 1 point victory against Golden/Kilfeacle played in Cashel.
Michael Allen – local greyhound enthusiast Michael had a nice victory at Thurles track when his dog Zip Duke won a competitive sprint race.
The winner will be announced at a special function in Butler’s Bar on this coming Friday, November 4, and all are welcome.
Fethard ICA Meeting Fethard ICA Guild will hold their November meeting on Tuesday, November 8, at 8pm in the ICA Hall. Our guest speaker this month is Lawrence Kenny who will show some old photos of Fethard.
Our craft night continues each Monday night from 7.30pm to 9.30pm, and is open to members and non-members. Catering this month is by our ‘Green Group’.
Happy Birthday Kitty
Kitty O'Sullivan, a long-time customer and supporter of Fethard Country Markets, was treated to a little surprise on Friday morning last when she arrived at the market to do her weekly shopping. The word got out that Kitty was celebrating her 90th birthday that day and the staff members got together and made a small presentation of a freshly baked cake to mark the occasion. L to R: Marie McDonnald, Dawn Browne, Mary Mullins, Kitty O'Sullivan, Pamela O'Donnell, David Curran and Christy Williams.
Fethard Bridge Club Results On October 19 Fethard Bridge Club played for Halloween prizes and the results were: 1st Gross, Berney Myles and Alice Quinn; 2nd Gross, Betty Walsh and Monica Anglim; 3rd Gross, Carmel Condon and Brendan Kenny; 1st Nett, Nell Broderick and David O'Meara; 2nd Nett, Carol Kenny and Gemma Burke; 3rd Nett, Anna Cooke and Bernie O'Meara.
Next Wednesday, November 9, we play the first round of the Player of the Year competition. Anyone looking for a partner contact Berney Myles at 6132038.
Prizewinners in the ‘Make a Scarecrow’ competition run in conjunction with the Harvest Dance held in Fethard Ballromm last weekend.
Public Consultation Day
Are you interested in the draft Flood Risk Management Plans for your area?
Public consultation is currently underway seeking public and stakeholder comments and observations on the measures now being proposed as the preferred and feasible measures, to address known significant flood risk for the Suir.
People in the Fethard area are invited to attend a consultation event at Cahir House Hotel on Tuesday, November 8, between 2pm and 7pm where members of the public can ask questions in relation to the draft Suir Flood Risk Management Plan specific to their particular area.
At the public consultation events members of the Suir Study project team and RPS Group will be available to answer questions in relation to the draft Flood Risk Management Plans and related Environmental Assessment Reports that are specific to the Suir.
Further details on the draft Flood Risk Management Plans consultation process, including the date by which observations or comments are required, are now available on the website: www.opw.ie/FloodPlans
Making the most of the mild weather
Sisters Kayla and Erin Carroll enjoying the mild weather while walking on The Green, Fethard. (Picture: Larry Kenny)
Martha Sheehan, Garrinch, Fethard, taking her two grandchildren Aoife and Roisín Brown for a walk.(Picture: Larry Kenny)
Community Games AGM report
Fethard & Killusty Community Games held their Annual General Meeting in the Tirry Community Centre on Wednesday, October 26, 2016. Despite a small attendance this proved to be a very positive and innovated meeting with strong commitment from all present to continue providing opportunities to the youth of the area to participate in the sport of their choice.
Our secretary reported considerable success during 2016. At area level competitors took part in the following events: Art, Athletics, Handwriting, Swimming, Camogie, Hurling, U10 Football, Girls U12 and U14 Football and Tag Rugby which resulted in the following competitors winning medals at the county finals: Ines Byrne, Freya Byrne, Ronan O’Meara, Ryan Walsh, Mark O’Meara and Isobel Maher.
In the team events the U11 Hurling team, Camogie team and U14 Girls Football team all reached the south finals. The U14 Mixed Tag Rugby team won silver medals at the county final held in Clonmel Rugby Club. There was joy in Semple Stadium with double county gold for the U10 Football team and the U12 Girls Football team. More celebrations followed in U.L. where the U12 Girls became Munster Champions and the U10 Football team reached the semifinal.
The icing on the cake came at National Finals in Athlone with well deserved bronze medals won by the U12 Girls team This was a super achievement and the support for the teams during the campaign was wonderful. A big thank you to the mentors for their co-operation and dedication. Congratulations to all those who participated.
It was disappointing we hadn’t more parents present at the AGM but we hope this will improve in the future.
Outgoing chairman, Joe Keane, who retired from his position at the meeting, was complimented on his 25 years of service to Community Games. Joe, who wore many hats during his term, stated he is prepared to continue to help whenever requested. He wished the games the best of luck in the future.
There are big changes on the horizon for all involved and all areas must be affiliated and paid before November 30. There will also be a new national final held in Abbotstown, Dublin, next May. Any event on this programme must be entered before November 30. A full list of events may be viewed on Tipperary Community Games website (www.tipperarycommunitygames.com). Athlone will no longer be the venue for the August finals.
The County AGM will be held in the Anner Hotel on Wednesday, November 9, at 7.30pm, so a busy time ahead for the new team and officers elected for the coming year as follows: Micheál Maher (chairman), John O’Flynn (vice-chairman), Noreen Sheehy (secretary), Siobhan Maher & Noreen Sheehy (joint treasurers), Siobhan Maher (child officer), John O’Flynn (development officer), Ruth O’Meara (games director), Micheál Maher (company member), Peggy Colville and Noreen Sheehy (public relations), Noreen Sheehy and Micheál Maher (delegates to county committee).
John O’Flynn is anxious to promote additional events in the area. If anyone is interested in anything other than those mentioned in the report, please contact him.
The death has occurred on Sunday, October 30, 2016, of John ‘Mickey Mouse’ Sheehan, Ballycarron, Golden. Predeceased by his loving father Tony (formerly from St. Patrick's Place, Fethard) and deeply missed by his adoring mother Margaret and sisters, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephew, grandniece, grandnephew, grandfather, aunties, and uncles, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Reposing at his residence on Tuesday, November 1, and Wednesday, November 2. Prayer service at his residence at 10.30am on Thursday, November 3rd, followed by removal to Killusty for burial.
John touched the lives of all he met and was beloved by many. May his beautiful soul rest in peace.
Rosaries for November
Rosaries for the Holy Souls will be recited in the following cemeteries during the month of November.
Sunday, November 6: Augustinian Abbey Cemetery at 3pm; and Everardsgrange Cemetery at 3.30pm.
Sunday, November 13: Calvary Cemetery at 3pm; and Peppardstown Cemetery at 3.30pm.
Sunday, November 20: Tullamaine Cemetery at 2pm; Rathcoole Cemetery at 3pm; and Redcity Cemetery at 3.30pm.
Sunday, November 27: Killusty Cemetery after 10am 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.
The death has occurred on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, of Chris Corballis, Timoole, Rathfeigh, Tara, Meath, and formerly Moyglass, Fethard. Sadly missed by his loving wife Nicole, baby son Ciaran, parents Tim and Clare, brother Anthony, sister Tash, mother-in-law, father-in-law, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, grandmother, aunts and uncles, cousins, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.
Reposing at home from 3pm until 7pm on Thursday, October 27. Funeral Service on Friday at 2pm at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, Navan. Burial afterwards in St. Mary's Church of Ireland graveyard Kentstown. House private on Friday please.
Emigrants’ Newsletter new addresses invited
A sincere thank you to all who donated to the annual church gate collection for the Fethard & Killusty Emigrants Newsletter last weekend, a total of €951 was collected for which we are most grateful.
We also remind those who have family members living abroad can also give their addresses to Carmel Rice or Joe Kenny and they will be added to our mailing list to receive this year’s newsletter. If you know of anybody who is already on our mailing list and has changed address or moved in the past year, we ask you to pass on that information as it will help reduce cost and unnecessary postal expense, which is rising every year.
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 11. 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.
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The numbers drawn on October 26 were: 10, 21, 22 and 30. There was no jackpot winner and three ‘Match Three’ winners who received €50 each: Thelma Griffith, Crampscastle, Fethard; Kathleen Connolly, The Valley, Fethard; and Esther Leahy, Killenaule.
The following three ‘Lucky Dip’ winners received €50 each: Gus Slattery, Kilnockin, Fethard; Keith O'Donnell, Killusty, Fethard; and Cecily Flanagan, Derryluskin, Fethard.
Next week’s draw takes place on Wednesday, November 2. 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, October 28, were 3, 10, 28 and 30. There was no jackpot winner and one match three winner who received €100: Anna Croke, Ballingarry. Two Lucky Dip winners won €25 each: Marie, Ann & Linzy, c/o The Well; and Majella Daly, Cedargrove. A ‘Bank Holiday Bonus Draw’ resulted in four winners of €50 each: Frances Harrington, c/o Michael Hayes; Cora Breen, Burke Street; Caroline Hall, Canon Hayes Court; and Stephen Fitzgerald, St. Patrick’s Place.
The next draw takes place on Friday, November 4, when the jackpot is €20,000 and the sellers prize is €980. 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.
Emigrants’ Newsletter Donations
We ask for your continued support for this annual production which is now in opets and families living away from home. This year, as before, we depend on your donations to provide this much appreciated service to our parish emigrants.ration for over 55 years and posted free of charge to our emigran
Donations can be handed in to Carmel Rice, Brookhill, Fethard, or Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road, Fethard, or alternatively put in an envelope with your name and address and handed in at our Church Gate Collection at the weekend October 22 and 23.
All donations of €10 and over will be acknowledged in this year's publication, unless you specify to remain anonymous.
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Any information on these photographs?
The following selection of photographs we believe were taken of a local Fahey family, and maybe their neighbours, recently scanned from some old negatives photographed in the 1950s or thereabouts. There are also many more and it would be great to identify the people if possible. If you can help solve the mystery please email any information you have to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road, Fethard.
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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
Catherine Noonan posted this photograph of her Mum, Mary Ashby (nee McGrath), and her Auntie Beasie. Taken in Burke Street.
Catherine Noonan also posted these photographs – one taken (below) at a Fethard London Reunion held at the Irish Centre in Camden Town in the 1960s and the other (above) taken forty years ago in Fethard of her Mum and Dad, Catherine, her brother Stephen and cousin Philip McGrath.
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.