Died recently in Killenaule
The death has occurred on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, of Michael Murphy, ‘Riversdale’, Riverstreet, Killenaule, peacefully, surrounded by his loving family. Michael, beloved husband of Hannah (nee Bourke), predeceased by his daughter Margo, grandchildren Declan and Laura, his twin sister Sr. Catherine, brothers and sisters. Sadly missed by his sons John, Jim, Damien and Liam, his daughters Juliana, Bernie, Geraldine, Ann Marie, Dolores, Helen, Paula and Martina, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, his brother John, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, friends and neighbours. May he rest in peace.
Reposing at his home on Thursday, January 19, from 4.30pm to 8pm. Removal on Friday morning at 11am, to St. Mary's Church, Killenaule, for funeral mass at 11.30am, followed by burial in Crosscannon Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations to the friends of St. Anthony's Unit.
Fethard’s Annual sports achievement awards presented
Michael 'Mouse' Morris (centre) receiving the overall ‘Sporting Achievement of the Year' award from Seamus Kennedy (special sporting guest), at the presentation of the Butler's Bar 2016 Annual Fethard Sports Achievement Awards. Also included is Philip Butler (left), proprietor Butler's Sports Bar, promoters of the annual awards.
A great crowd attended the presentation of the annual Butler’s Bar Fethard Sports Achievement Awards on Friday night, January 13, in Fethard. The event commenced with a cheese and wine reception at 9pm in Butler’s Bar, Main Street. A short time later, proprietor, Philip Butler, welcomed everyone gave a brief introduction of how the event, now in its fourth year, began. He outlined the variety of sports covered in our community every month and the awareness created locally of the many lesser-known sports and achievements in our area.
Photographed at the presentation of the Butler's Bar 2016 Annual Fethard Sports Achievement Awards are L to R: Paraic McCormack, Brian Manton (nominee in the 'Young Sportsperson of the Year' for Hot Rod), and his mother Anita Manton.
Philip went on to name and thank his steering committee who work behind the scenes every month, processing nominations and organising presentations. This group includes: Mary Godfrey, Bobbi Holohan, Sarah Smyth, Diane Halpin, M.J. Croke, Des O’Meara, Brian Higgins, Austin Godfrey, Paraic McCormack, Richie Cummins, Liam Hayes, Kevin Coffey, Tom Halpin and the proprietor, Philip Butler. He also mentioned and thanked the twelve sponsors who sponsor the monthly awards. He then went on to thank the local Nationalist Newspaper and Joe Kenny for the great coverage of the awards every month.
Leah Coen (left) receiving the annual 'Team of the Year' award on behalf of Fethard U14 Ladies Football team, from Seamus Kennedy (special sporting guest), at the presentation of the Butler's Bar 2016 Annual Fethard Sports Achievement Awards.
Since last year two new categories were introduced for the annual award presentations and they were, ‘Team of the Year’ and ‘Young Sportsperson of the Year’. Commencing with the first presentation for ‘Team of the Year’, Philip introduced the special sporting guest for the evening, Tipperary senior hurling star, Seamus Kennedy. Seamus, who also plays football with Clonmel Commercials and hurling with St. Mary’s Clonmel, presented finalist certificates to representatives of the following teams: Patrician Presentation U16½ Girls Gaelic Football, Fethard Ladies U13 Rugby, Fethard U14 Ladies Football, Fethard Junior Ladies Football, Patrician Presentation Junior Boys Volleyball, Fethard U12 Ladies Football, St. Rita’s U14 Camogie, Fethard U14 Hurling, Fethard U12 Hurling, St. Rita’s U14 Camogie, Fethard U10 Boys Football, Fethard Intermediate Football, Fethard U18 Rugby, Fethard U18 Ladies Football, Fethard/Carrick Ladies U15 Rugby, Fethard U16 Ladies Football.
Seamus Kennedy (special sporting guest), photographed with members of the Fethard Ladies Football Club at the presentation of the Butler's Bar 2016 Annual Fethard Sports Achievement Awards.
The winner of the ‘Team of the Year’ award – Fethard U12 Ladies Football – was then presented to Leah Coen, who accepted the award on behalf of the team. The runner-up in this section was Fethard Intermediate Football team, with team-member Chris Sheehan accepting the award.
Dorothy Wall, receiving the runners-up prize in the ‘Young Sportsperson of the Year’ section of the Butler's Bar 2016 Annual Fethard Sports Achievement Awards from Seamus Kennedy (special sporting guest).
The next presentation was ‘Young Sportsperson of the Year’ where the following were presented with finalist certificates: Amy Byrne (Powerlifting), Áine Ryan (Taekwondo), Abaigeal Maher (Swimming), Dorothy Wall (Rugby), Alison Connolly (Camogie and Gaelic), Carrie Davey (Camogie and Gaelic), Niamh Hayes (Gaelic), Laura Stocksborough (Gaelic), Muireann O’Connell (Gaelic), Lauren Dowling (Gaelic), Lucy Spillane (Gaelic), Kate Gayson Molloy (Rugby), Kate Davey (Gaelic), Michael Quinlan (Jnr) (Soccer), Saoirse McNamara (Hot Rod), Ross McCormack (Rugby), Ryan Walsh (Hurling), Brian Manton (Hot Rod) and Leah Coen (Gaelic). The winner, Ross McCormack, and runner-up, Dorothy Wall, are both rugby players and played for Munster in their respective teams.
Ross McCormack, winner of the ‘Young Sportsperson of the Year’ award', photographed with family members at the presentation of the Butler's Bar 2016 Annual Fethard Sports Achievement Awards. L to R: Jamie McCormack, Liz Sheehan-McCormack, Ross McCormack, Christopher Sheehan and Joedy Sheehan.
Philip then introduced the main award of the evening, the overall ‘Sporting Achievement of the Year, and announced the winner to sustained applause, Michael ‘Mouse’ Morris, for his remarkable achievement in training both the Irish and English Grand National winners from his stables at Everardsgrange, Fethard. After receiving the award, ‘Mouse’ took the microphone to explain how moved he was and to thank the people of Fethard for the tremendous reception he received on Main Street when he brought ‘Rule The World’ back home to Fethard.
Chris Coen having some fun with his nephew Ben Coen at the presentation of the Butler's Bar 2016 Annual Fethard Sports Achievement Awards.
This concluded the presentation of awards and Philip summed up by inviting nominations for January and February, and thanking, particularly, the two ladies who looked after all the refreshments on the evening, his wife Anne Butler and his sister, Marianne Shortall.
Photographed at presentation of the Butler's Bar 2016 Annual Fethard Sports Achievement Awards are Niamh Morrissey and her dad, Fintan Morrissey.
Ladies Football Annual general Meeting
Fethard Ladies Football Club will hold their Annual General Meeting on Friday, January 20, in the Tirry Community Center at 8pm. All are welcome to attend.
Best of luck to Kate Davey who is a member of the Munster senior schools panel who will take part in the inter-provincial finals this weekend in Kinnegad.
The next Pre-Baptism meeting will take place in the Tirry Community Centre on Monday, January 23, at 7.30pm, for parents who wish to have their child baptised during the following weeks. Meetings are held subject to demand. Please contact Fr. Tom Breen P.P. prior to attending. Tel: (052) 6131178.
Social dancing at Fethard Ballroom
Dancing on Sunday Night, January 22, to the music of ‘Theresa and The Stars’. 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.
Book Time approaches again
Sunday, February 12, sees the twenty-second Tipperariana Book Fair being held in the Fethard Ballroom. In a recent article in the Irish Times it was stated that the Fethard Book Fair was the best in the country, which is amazing given its small town location. Over all the years the entry fee to the fair has been kept at €2, with accompanied children allowed in free, which may explain some of its success.
The Book Fair is organised by Fethard Historical Society and is their only fundraising event of the year. The sale of books donated to the society by the public and then sold at the fair, is a big help in generating income for the year. The Historical Society will arrange for the collection of any books being donated by emailing
email@example.com or by phoning 086 390 53 73 or 052 6131537. Any books of local or Irish interest are especially welcome, as both the punters at the fair and especially the book dealers, who are always on the look out for older and rare material. You can never predict what may be of great interest to someone visiting the fair.
Fethard people should inform their contacts around the country that February 12, would be a good time to visit the town or maybe invite family members to come home for their first visit of 2017 on that weekend.
Fethard's young rugby stars
Photographed above are Mikey, Callus, Darragh, Eoin, Billy, Jack and Harry who took part in the U7 and U8 rugby games in Cashel after playing Cashel A and B and Kilfeacle teams. Great try scoring and defending from both teams.
Photographed above are Christopher, Connor, Kelvin, Thomas, James and Sammy who took part in the U7 and U8 rugby games in Cashel after playing Cashel A and B and Kilfeacle teams.
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The numbers drawn on January 11 were: 15, 19, 22 and 29. There was no jackpot winner and two ‘Match Three’ winners who received €75 each: Majella Daly, Cedar Grove, Fethard; and Michael Conway, St. Patrick's Place, Fethard.
The following three ‘Lucky Dip’ winners received €50 each: John Connolly, Clonmel; Noel Maher, Barrack St., Fethard; and Michael Allen (Jnr), c/o Allen's Meats.
Next week’s draw takes place on Wednesday, January 18. 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, January 13, were 1, 10, 18 and 34. There was no jackpot winner and two match three winners who received €75 each: Mikey Aherne, Prospect; and John Shortall, The Valley.
The next draw takes place on Friday, January 20, when the jackpot is €20,000 and the sellers prize is €950. 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 death has occurred on Friday, January 13, 2017, of Josie O'Shea (née Keane), Killusty, Fethard, peacefully. Josie, deeply regretted by her nieces, nephew, brother-in-law Pat O'Donnell, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.
Reposing at McCarthy's Funeral Home, Fethard, on Monday, January 16, from 5.30pm with removal at 7pm to The Church of the Sacred Heart, Killusty, to arrive at 7.30pm.
Funeral Mass on Tuesday at 11am, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. No flowers please.
The death has occurred on Thursday, January 12, 2017, of Brigid (Bab) Halpin (née Davis), Killusty, Fethard, peacefully at South Tipperary General Hospital, Clonmel. Bab, predeceased by her Husband Mick and grandson Colm, beloved mother of Mary (Cahill), Paddy, Tom, Brid (Kearney), Alice (Gorman) and Michael, will be sadly missed by her sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family, neighbours and friends. May She Rest in Peace.
Reposing at her home on Friday, January 13, from 4pm with prayers at 8pm. Funeral arriving to The Church of the Sacred Heart, Killusty, on Saturday morning at 10.45am for Requiem Mass at 11am, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Tipperary Catholic landed gentry of the 18th Century
In the January lecture from the Tipperary People and Places series Paddy Ryan will examine the Tipperary Catholic landed gentry of the 18th century. Targeted by the Penal Laws, some families managed to survive, some did not. Paddy will look at their relations with Protestant neighbours and also at their marriage patterns.
As time passed these marriages included many to daughters and sons of trade especially the great shipping families of Waterford, Limerick and Cork. Paddy will discuss the families' reactions to the '98 Rebellion, coming at the close of the century. With particular focus on the Ryans of Inch House, the talk will also include many other Catholic landed families of the county, including MacCarthys of Springfield, Matthews of Thurles and Annfield, Daltons of Grenanstown, Kennedys of Polenorman, Egans of Annameadle and Morres of Latteragh Castle.
After retirement, Paddy studied for a Masters in Early Modern History at Trinity College. Very involved in local history, he has published several features on 18th century Ireland and is an occasional contributor to RTE's Sunday Miscellany.
All are welcome to The Source, Thurles’ on Tuesday, January 17, at 7.30pm. For further details ring (0504) 29278 or see www.tipperarystudies.ie
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
Fethard Carnival c.1960s passing outside the Parish Church where it is interesting to see all the business premises in operation across the road from L to R: Percy Dillon's Chemist Shop, Lil McCarthy's Sweet Shop, Kay Fahy's Ladies Hairdressing, Fethard Bakery, O'Connell's Furniture and Electrical Shop, Jack O'Shea's 'While U Wait' and another shop premises but can't make out the name. Maybe some one will be able to pinpoint the year thses Carnival photographs were taken. Information to email@example.com
Fethard Carnival Fancy Dress entries 'My Story by Nicky Rackard' and
'Padraig Puirseal, Irish Press Reporter'.
Fethard Carnival Fancy Dress entry 'Black & White'.
Fethard Carnival Fancy Dress entry 'Stars from Cork Film Festival visit Fethard'.
Fethard Carnival Fancy Dress entry 'Flower Queen'.
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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