Patrician Presentation Secondary School
Group of young students photographed at the Patrician Presentation Secndary School’s recent Open Day where they were brought on a tour of the school and shown the many facilities available to new students
The school would like to thank most sincerely Mr Liam Hayes who recently trained eighteen members of both the teaching and ancillary staff on the use of a Defibrillator and the administration of CPR. Patrician Presentation has recently installed a Defibrillator on school premises in conjunction with Fethard Community Playgroup, Holy Trinity Primary School and Fethard Scouts. It was joint project led by our Principal, Mr Michael O’Sullivan, Ms Tríona Morrison, Holy Trinity, Mrs Helena O’Shea, Community Playgroup and Mr Robert Phelan of Fethard Scouts. Well done to all on this worthwhile community initiative.
Two Patrician Presentation 5th Year pupils, Mark Hayde and Emma Cronin, who were recent recipients of Gaeltacht Scholarships sponsored by the Parents’ Association are photographed above with L to R: Mr Michael O’Sullivan (School Principal), Mrs Pamela O’Donnell (Chairperson of the Parents’ Association), Mark Hayde, Emma Cronin, and Ms Megan Raggett (Irish Teacher).
Well done to Mark Hayde, Saucestown and Emma Cronin, Coleman who are this year’s recipients of two Gaeltacht Scholarships sponsored by the school’s Parents’ Association. Mark and Emma have both applied for a Gaeltacht Course in Corca Dhuibhne, Kerry.
Ladies Football Success
Congratulations to Kate Davey 6th Year who was a member of the Munster Ladies’ Football team which defeated Leinster to win the Interprovincial Shield in Kinnegad last weekend.
Kate Davey, a 6th Year student at Patrician Presentation Secondary School, and a member of the Munster Inter-Provincial Ladies’ Football team, is photographed above being congratulated on her sporting achievements by school staff members L to R: Ms Mary Anne Fogarty (Deputy Principal), Mr Michael O’Sullivan (Principal), Kate Davey, Mr John Cummins (Football Coordinator) and Ms Helen Walsh (P.E. Teacher).
Social dancing at Fethard Ballroom
Dancing on Sunday Night, January 29, to the music of ‘Dermot Lyons’. 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 Athletic Club
Bernard Feery, chairman Fethard Athletic Club, presenting a cheque for €1,600, proceeds of the club’s recent Santa Run in Fethard, to Olivia Butler, South Tipperary General Hospital, who accepted the cheque on behalf of the Children’s Ward. Photographed at the presentation were L to R: Dr Nalini Somaiah, Louise Langton (staff nurse), Noreen Sheehy (Fethard AC), Kate O’Malley, Olivia Butler (Paediatric Ward Manager), Bernard Feery (Fethard AC), Miceál McCormack (Fethard AC), Priscilla Kiely and Eimear Landers.
Training ground activities have resumed for Fethard Athletic Club with sessions held in Fethard Community Field on Monday nights at 7pm and in Killusty Soccer Field on Wednesday nights also at 7pm.
Registration fees are now due and members are reminded to contact any committee member immediately to insure that our health and safety regulations are met. Due to a new practice of Tipperary A.A.I. all athletes must be registered before any entries will be accepted. As a result our hands are tied with regards to this matter and we are also obliged to implement the same regulation – so if you’re not registered you can’t run. Membership fees will be made known to all athletes.
Last week end we had our fair share of the spoils at the Munster Indoor Championships held at Nenagh track, with Bernard Feery coming away with two silver medals in the 800mtr and 500mtr, and Miceál taking two silver also in the shot and 28lb weight. The competition was a cauldron of talent with competition at fever pitch. It now appears that, the older it gets the hotter it gets. Imagine six in the Over-70 60mtr race and five in the Over-65 event.
We concluded our Santa Run business on last Monday with a visit to South Tipperary General hospital to present a cheque for €1,600, proceeds of our last run, to go towards the benefit of the Childrens Ward which was gratefully appreciated.
At the present time, we notice many people out exercising on the roads around town and we openly invite them to contact any club person and have a chat to see if they would like to join us in our organised training, suitable for both fitness and leisure. On Monday last we introduced athletics into the National School, which hopefully will inspire a new generation of runners in the parish.
A series of short monologues on ‘January Blues’, directed by Jacqueline Kiely, will take place at Cloneen Hall on Friday next, January 27, at 8pm. This special event promoting Mental Health Awareness is a great chance to help overcome those ‘January Blues’ often experienced at this time of year. All are welcome and admission is €4. Your support for this great health initiative would be greatly appreciated.
Brothers in Arms
Brothers Gerry, Pat and Johnny Murphy photographed together having a drink in Fethard on the occasion of Pat’s visit home from Essex, England, for a holiday. The brothers are sons of Johnny Murphy and his late wife Doreen (Leahy) who lived on the Kilnockin Road, Fethard. Pat is a loyal supporter of Fethard & Killusty Annual Newsletter.
Senior Day at Fethard Day Care Centre
Fethard & District Day Care Centre will hold a Senior Day on this coming Friday January 27, from 10.30am at the Community Centre in Barrack Street. The Chiropodist will also be in attendance. All seniors are welcome.
Fethard Rugby news
Fethard Rugby Club’s Senior 1st XV team who had a great win at Douglas over the weekend.
Congratulations to our Senior 1st XV who had a great win at Douglas in Cork. This was followed with a great win for our U18 Boys also. Our younger U14 and U16 teams also had a rewarding weekend with great play over the weekend.
Our joint Carrick/Fethard girls U15s, U18s and Fethard U13s teams also won their games played at the Blitz in Bruff last weekend. A huge thanks to their coaches Sean Fitzpatrick, Polly Murphy and Jason.
Fethard Rugby Club will hold a table quiz fundraiser on Friday, February 3, in Butler's Bar Fethard. We would appreciate your support. See you there.
Tipperary Authors for Book Fair
Since the Tipperariana Book Fair was first held in 1996, it has been the custom to invite the authors of ‘Tipperary’ books – published in the preceding year - to come to the fair to promote, sell and sign their books.
The custom will continue on Sunday, February 12, when many authors will attend the Ballroom with their published 2016 ‘Tipperary’ books. Every year around forty books of various types are produced across County Tipperary. This includes the very substantial ‘Parish Journals’ that are annually produced, as in Fethard (of course), but also in Killenaule, Glengoole and Ballingarry for instance. Then we have the more pure history type journals published like the wonderful Boherlahan-Dualla, Cloughjordan and Silvermines publications, and some major works of historical research on a specific topic. In the past year both, ‘46 Men Dead – the Royal Irish Constabulary in County Tipperary 1919-1922’, by John Reynolds, and ‘Lorrha People in the Great War’, by Gerard O’Meara, fall into this category.
The list, however, also includes books of poetry, humour, recipes, books on sport - especially the GAA – and this year we have Rearcross FC’s publication, ‘Celebrating 50 years of Soccer in the Slieve Felims 1966 to 2016’. Another gem is, ‘Mogorban 1816-2016’, a beautifully produced small book tracing the 200 year history of Mogorban Church and its Church of Ireland parish and families.
The coming week will see the naming of the Tipperariana Book of the Year for 2016 from one of the many great books produced in the county. For further information on the upcoming Book Fair on Sunday, February 12, or to donate books to the Historical Society stall, you can contact us by email at email@example.com or by phone 086 3905373 or 052 6131537.
Martha Blackett (back left-centre) photographed with members of Lonergan's Bar staff at a special surprise farewell party held on Saturday night last. Martha is leaving Lonergan's this week to take up her new employment position in Clonmel. All the staff and customers gave Martha a huge send off and their best wishes in her future position.
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The numbers drawn on January 18 were: 5, 9, 14 and 24. There was no jackpot winner and four ‘Match Three’ winners who received €40 each: Liam O'Sullivan, Cois Falla, Fethard; Chrissie O'Meara (online ticket); Gabriel Needham, Friarsgrange, Fethard; and Liam O'Sullivan, Fethard.
The following three ‘Lucky Dip’ winners received €50 each: Jim Kenny, c/o Seamus Moloney; Marie Allen, c/o Allen’s Meats; and Amy Sweeney, The Valley, Fethard.
Next week’s draw takes place on Wednesday, January 25. 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.
Greetings from New York
Greetings from Blue Point, New York, from Sister Monica Kevin (left) and her good friend Sister Mairead Barrett. Both local ladies joined the Ursuline Order many years ago – Sister Monica Kevin, is originally from Barrack Street, Fethard, and Sister Mairead is originally from Clonmel.
GAA Sports Development Lotto
The numbers drawn on Friday, January 20, were 3, 7, 11 and 19. There was no jackpot winner and seventeen match three winners who received €20 each: Tom Purcell, Burke Street (x2); Johnny Cummins, Killenaule; Willie Morgan, Grangebeg; Patsy Lawrence, Woodvale Walk; Ashley Kenrick, Abbeyview; Margaret Lyons, Grangemockler; Eoin & Shane Hannon, Prospect; Mary Murphy, Coolmore; PJ Aherne, Prospect; Anthony Coffey, Abbeyview; Catherine Brett, Tullamaine; Noel Sharpe, The Castle; Pat Cahill, Fethard; Martin Greene, Clonmel; and Kevin Horan, USA.
The next draw takes place on Friday, January 27, 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.
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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