€8,951 raised for Cancer Care at ‘Harvest Dance’
Members of the ‘Harvest Dance’ organising committee raised the unbelievable amount of €8,951.51 for their fundraiser in aid of Cancer Care Centre in Clonmel. Photographed above at the presentation of the proceeds are L to R: Marjorie Ahearne, Seamus Anderson (C.A.R.E.), Paul Hayes, Hilda Lawrence Laslett, June Gough and Dee McEvoy.
To say the ‘Harvest Dance’ organising committee were delighted with the response received from the people of Fethard and surrounding areas was an understatement, after raising the unbelievable amount of €8,951.51 for their fundraiser in aid of Cancer Care Centre in Clonmel.
The committee would like to thank everyone that came to the Harvest Dance; everyone who bought tickets and couldn’t make it; to all the people that gave us sponsorship and raffle prizes; Gaules Pub for coming on board; Kumar Mehta for his fantastic music on the night; and to ‘JigJam’ for opening the night with an amazing live performance on stage. Thanks also to Recall Security; Alan Phelan for your help; and to Annette and Frank O’Donovan for their help.
On behalf of the committee members: Hilda Lawrence Laslett, June Gough, Paul Hayes, Liam O’Connor, P.J. Henehan, Marjorie Ahearne, Dee McEvoy, Hilary O'Meara and Pamela Sweeney, we sincerely thank you all very much.
Yoga Classes starting in Tirry Centre
Yoga Classes will be starting soon at the Tirry Community Centre on Monday nights at 8pm. Booking is essential. For further details please contact Peg at 086 3027927.
A great day for Killusty National School
Killusty National School team that won their first Cumann na mBunscoil title by beating Kilvemnon N.S. The team was: Ava Ryan, Rose O'Donnell, Jake Coen, Dara O'Meara, Jack Davey, Charlie Hackett, Matt Coen, Oisin Ryan, Taryn Purcell, Emily Davey and Amy Morrissey.
On Friday last, November 11, Killusty National School created history as they won their first Cumann na mBunscoil title. Under the guidance of their teacher, Miss Gleeson, they served up a great display of football, to a small, but enthusiastic crowd, to overcome a very gallant Kilvemnon N.S. From the throw in, Kilvemnon broke up the field and tow great saves from Killusty keeper, Ava Ryan, kept the sides level. This seemed to spark Killusty into life and two quick goals from Matt Coen and Charlie Hackett in the third and fourth minute, gave Killusty the lead that they never relinquished. Killusty kept up the pressure all through the first half and had extended their lead by half time.
In the second half Killusty again got the breaks and got some find scores from Jack Davey and Dara O'Meara. Kilvemnon kept plugging away and only for some defensive interceptions and blocks and saves from sub-keeper Oisín Ryan, they would have been right back in the game. In the end Killusty ran out comfortable winners.
The two goalkeepers, one either half, Ava Ryan and Oisin Ryan, were both excellent between the parts. Some fine saves and great positioning kicks gave Killusty the foundation to build from the back. The backs, Rose O'Donnell and Jake Coen, blocked and intercepted tremendously throughout the game. In midfield, Dara O'Meara and Jack Davey were outstanding and worked tirelessly. In attack, the speed and accuracy of Charlie Hackett and the pinpoint passing and scoring of Matt Coen were a thorn in the side of Kilvemnon all through. The four subs that were introduced, Oisín Ryan, Taryn Purcell, Emily Davey and Amy Morrissey were all excellent and played a very important part in what was a fabulous victory for Killusty N.S. A day never to be forgotten.
Funding for Fethard Scouts acknowledged
Fethard Scout Group would like to acknowledge grant aid of €1,310 received from Tipperary ETB (Education and Training Board), for which they are extremely grateful for their support and generosity.
Stay safe on your mobile phone and internet
Mr Pat McKenna of Child Watch Ireland will give a presentation to parents in Patrician Presentation Secondary School on Monday, November 21, at 7pm. He will speak about the challenges facing young people in particular in ‘Digital Space’ and on the key areas where young people can take responsibility for themselves when online. All pupils and teachers will attend Pat’s seminars during the day and please note that all parents in the Fethard Community are cordially invited to attend the evening presentation.
Open Evening at Patrician Presentation Secondary School
Advance notice of Patrician Presentation Secondary School’s Open Evening 2016, for prospective pupils of our school will be held in the school on Monday, November 28, at 7 pm. More information next week and If you have any queries please contact the school office at (052) 6131572.
First Anniversary Mass
The late Paddy Ahearne’s first Anniversary Mass will be held in the Parish Church, Fethard, at 7pm on November 26.
Visit to grave of Fr. Sheehy
Fr. Nicholas Sheehy was ‘hanged, drawn and quartered’ in Clonmel on March 15, 1766, at the height of the harsh Penal Times in Ireland. It is always stated that Fr. Sheehy was born in Fethard (in 1728) and as 2016 is the 150th Anniversary of his death, Fethard Historical Society are planning to visit his grave in Shanrahan graveyard , near Clogheen, on Saturday, November 26.
The plan is to meet outside the Town Hall in Fethard at 11am (for car-pooling) and to meet up with a local guide, at the gates of the R.C. Church in Clogheen village at 12 noon. Further information from firstname.lastname@example.org or by texting or phoning 086 390 5373 or 087 900 9722
Tipperary Foxhounds ‘Point to Point’
Tipperary Foxhounds will hold their ‘Point to Point’ races over the Lisronagh Course on Sunday, December 4, with the first race starting at 12 noon. A Dog Show will take place at 2pm and Ladies Side-Saddle Race at 3pm with lots more including a ‘Food Fair’ and ‘Most Appropriately Dressed Lady and Gent’. For more information contact Ber Bourke at Tel: 086 8351518.
Hospice Coffee Morning
The South Tipperary Hospice would like to thank all those who supported and helped organise ‘Coffee Mornings’ at the following venues, Fethard & District Day Care Centre, Patrician Presentation Secondary School, Coolmore Stud, Primus, Academy House, Holy Trinity Primary School and Fethard Bridge Club who ran a ‘Coffee Day’ in the Town Hall. The total amount collected was €2,305.65.
Patrician Presentation Students Awards
The Patrician Presentation Secondary School's Padraig Pearse Award for the best results in Irish, History and English in this year’s Junior Cert was presented to Lucy Whyte by principal, Mr Michael O’Sullivan, at the Students Award Ceremony.
Liam Quigley (right) receiving the boys’ annual 'Sports Award' from John Palmer, Area Manager AIB, who sponsored the sports awards presented at the Fethard Patrician Presentation Secondary School annual students awards ceremony. The girls award was won by Alison Connolly who was unavailable to receive her award on the day.
Shooting Stars ‘ Talent Show’
Moyglass Sports and Leisure Centre's Shooting Stars Talent Show for Primary Schools will take place in Moyglass Hall on Saturday, November 26, at 8pm. Application forms are available in local schools. Admission on the night is €5 for adults and children are free. All are welcome for what will be a fantastic evening of entertainment!
Sale of Work and Auction in Moyglass
The Moyglass annual Sale of Work and Auction in aid of Moyglass Senior Citizens will take place in the Sports and Leisure Centre at 1pm on Sunday, November 20, at 1pm. The hall will be open for donations on Saturday, November 19, from 12 noon and any donations would be greatly appreciated
Christmas Bazaar on Thursday next
Fethard & District Daycare Centre will hold their Annual Christmas Bazaar on Thursday, November 24, from 11am in the Tirry Community Centre, Barrack Street. This seasonal fundraiser will have lots of seasonal crafts on sale along with the usual home made cakes, Christmas Puddings, Bric-a-Brac, Christmas Cards, etc. Please come along and enjoy a cuppa in a friendly and happy atmosphere.
All are welcome and your support would be very much appreciated. While there, you might meet and get to know some of the clients who avail of this invaluable local service in our community.
Minor County Final lost by one point
Fethard Ladies Minor team who were unlucky to lose their first Minor A County Final by just one point last week. Back L to R: Maggie Fitzgerald, Caoimhe O’Meara, Alison Connolly, Sally Butler, Rachel Prout, Jessica Dowling, Molly O'Meara, Aine O'Connell, Sadhbh Horan, Katie Ryan, Sophie Delaney, Laura O'Donnell. Front L to R: Méabh Ellie Ryan, Lucy Spillane, Leah Coen, Lauren Dowling, Laura Stocksborough, Carrie Davey, Muireann O'Connell, Sophie Ryan, Kate Davey, Megan Coen, Nell Spillane and Niamh Hayes.
On Wednesday, November 9, Fethard ladies travelled to New Inn to play Aherlow in the Ladies Minor A Football final played under lights, with the throw at 7.30pm.
Having previously met earlier in the year and suffering a heavy defeat, the Fethard girls were under no illusion of the task ahead. However, they played their hearts out and were unlucky to lose by a point on a scoreline, Aherlow 1-06 to Fethard 0-08. The girls can be very proud of their performance in their first year playing in the Minor A grade.
This was the club’s last game of the year and while defeated on this occasion, 2016 has been a great year for Fethard Ladies Football Club and our thanks go to trainer Michael Hayes.
Fethard Bridge Club Results
On November 2, Fethard Bridge Club played for sponsored prizes and the results were: 1st Gross, Nell Broderick and David O'Meara; 2nd Gross, Rita Kane and Kay St. John; 3rd Gross, Carmel Condon and Brendan Kenny; ; 1st Nett, Carol Kenny and Gemma Burke; 2nd Nett, Noel O’Dwyer and Sean O'Dea; 3rd Nett (split tie between) Anna Cooke and Bernie O’Meara, and Mary Tierney and Betty Egan.
Our Christmas Party will be held on December 14 and as a result there is a change to the diary. We commence the turkey prizes this Wednesday, November 16, with the Gross Turkey prize. November 23, we play for the Nett Turkey prize and November 30, we play for the Change of Partner Turkey prize. Anyone looking for a partner contact Berney Myles at 6132038.
Enjoying the 'Harvest Dance'
Bernie O'Brien and Michael Fitzgerald photographed at the ‘Harvest Dance in Fethard Ballroom in aid of Cancer Care Centre Clonmel
Fethard Rugby Club
Well done to our Fethard Girls representing Munster in UCD where they played wonderful rugby against a strong team for Leinster (Portarlington) at the Ireland women’s games. We really enjoyed the day. Thanks you to Amanda Greensmith (Munster Rugby), Andy Brace, also to Gus Wallace Travel and our sponsors, O'Donnell fencing.
Well done team with great passing and tackling from Sophia O'Brien, Ella Shelley, Aoife Fleming, Ciara Fleming, Claire Mee, Ciara Fitzpatrick (Player of the Match), Ciara McCarthy, good tackling and support, also from Zoë Prout, Sarah Hayden, Evelyn Gayson and Siobhán Bergin. Thank you to assistants Kate Gayson and Lucy Murphy.
Many thanks to everyone who supported our fashion show held recently in Thurles.
Hard luck to our U16 boys who were beaten by Cashel and well done to our U14 team who held on for a two point victory against Thurles with only 14 players after losing Conor Walshe in the very early stages of the game. We wish a speedy recovery to Conor.
Congratulations to our Fethard U15s girls winning with a clean sheet against Shannon. Then the U18s put in a mighty performance against Shannon to draw. Well done girls.
A huge win for our boys also with the Fethard 18s having a 46-0 victory over a Mitchelstown/Fermoy side.
Social dancing at Fethard Ballroom
Dancing on Sunday Night, November 20, to the music of ‘Cupla’. 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 & Killusty Community Lotto
The numbers drawn on November 9 were: 1, 4, 18 and 28. There was no jackpot winner and no ‘Match Three’ winner so the following drawn tickets received €50 each: Anne Foley, Fr. Tirry Park, Fethard; Marie Niland, c/o Ann Daly; and Philip Butler, Main St., Fethard.
The following three ‘Lucky Dip’ winners received €50 each: June Gough, St. Patrick's Place, Fethard; Breda Conway, St. Patrick's Place, Fethard; and A. McGivern, c/o Tom Purcell.
Next week’s draw takes place on Wednesday, November 16. 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. We will be starting our special free Christmas Draws for turkeys and hams soon as a thank you to all our supporters.
GAA Sports Development Lotto
The numbers drawn on Friday, November 11, were 9, 19, 23 and 28. There was no jackpot winner and two match three winners who received €75 each: Johnny Quinn, c/o Merry’s, Clonmel; Bríd and Patrick, Killusty.
The next draw takes place on Friday, November 18, when the jackpot is €20,000 and the sellers prize is €1,000. 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.
St. Vincent de Paul
Those families needing help from St. Vincent de Paul this Christmas may obtain application forms available at the end of Holy Trinity Parish Church or the Augustinian Abbey this week. The forms should be filled out and returned to any member of the society as soon as possible.
We would also remind all our generous supporters that our Annual Church Gate Collection will take place in the parish on the weekend of December 11 and 12.
‘Pull Down a Horseman’ at Clonacody House
Clonacody House will host Dublin Lyric Players stage production of ‘Pull Down a Horseman’, by Eugene McCabe, on next Friday, November 18, and Saturday, November 19, starting at 8pm on both nights. The play is based on a secret meeting between Patrick Pearse, James Connolly and the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB), which is known to have taken place in mid-January 1916.
It depicts a private discussion between Pearse and Connolly during the three days of the meeting. The outcome was that Connolly joined the IRB and committed the Citizen Army to join with the Volunteers and a date was finally set for the Rising. The short one-act play is packed with historical detail, based on both the writings and known views of the two protagonists. Their arguments and ideas are pitched against each other in dramatic fashion.
Tickets cost €25 which includes light refreshments and wine served after the performance. Booking at Tel: 087 1689167.
Pilates classes starting
Pilates classes will commence in the Fethard Convent Community Hall for four weeks starting on Monday, November 21, from 6pm to 7pm. The course will cost €40 and places are limited so please contact Tel: 086 2870373 if you are interested in joining.
JigJam to launch CD in the Abymill
JigJam, the hottest new act on the Celtgrass music scene, will launch their new CD ‘Hello World’ on Saturday night, November 19, in the Abymill Theatre, Fethard. The band, featuring local musician Gavin Strappe, have developed a new, exciting, energy-fuelled live sound blending the best of bluegrass and Irish folk music. The band comprises Jamie McKeogh (guitar, tenor banjo and lead vocals), Daithi Melia (five-string banjo and vocals), Cathal Guinan (double bass, fiddle and vocals) and Gavin Strappe (mandolin, tenor banjo and vocals).
JigJam's first album was ‘Oh Boy!’ is a tour de force of Irish and Americana music, and a brilliant representation of their live show. It has been described as 'Absolutely Terrific!' by Pat Kenny of Newstalk.
Rosaries for November
Rosaries for the Holy Souls will be recited in the following cemeteries during the month of November.
- 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.
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.
Donations can also be made online at the following secure web address: https://www.fethard.com/donate see below for PayPal.
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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.
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.
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