Voting Open Now for 'Junk Kouture' Grand Final
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We ask for your voting support and best wishes for the Fethard Patrician Presentation Secondary School’s Junk Kouture qualifying entry, ‘The Lone Rhino’, in the ‘Grand Final’ which will be held in the ‘3 Arena’, Dublin on April 27.
This is the seventh year of the Junk Kouture 'fashion from trash' competition where over a thousand outfits are made in secondary schools all over the country. Eighty outfits are selected through a photo entry and are then shown on the catwalk in four regional heats held in Dublin, Derry, Limerick and Castlebar. Twenty outfits from each region are then chosen to go forward to the Grand Final of the competition in the ‘3 Arena’ in Dublin on April 27, 2017.
An online voting system, through Facebook, secures 10% of their final marks. This online vote is open from 9am on April 3, to midnight April 14, via the Bank of Ireland Students Facebook page.
Brave show at All Ireland Spikeball Finals
Fethard Holy Trinity National School boys Spikeball team Back L to R: Shane Lawrence, Michael-James Phelan, Conor Neville, Daragh Spillane. Front L to R: Leon Joy, Jack Quinlan, Sean Moroney and P.J. Freeman.
On Wednesday, March 22, Fethard Holy Trinity National School’s boys and girls teams competed in the All-Ireland Spikeball finals which were held in Mary Immaculate College of Education. The school teams qualified from brilliant performances in the Munster Finals. They carried this form to the competition and were very unlucky to be beaten in the quarterfinals, by a mere 2 points, by the eventual winners!
Fethard Holy Trinity National School girls Spikeball team Back L to R: Lily O'Mahony, Ciara Spillane, Grainne Murray, Leanne McGarry. Front L to R: Kelly Ryan, Heather Spillane, Ciara O'Meara and Gillian Burke
Our girls team fought bravely at the semifinal stage and were unlucky to be beaten by the eventual winners also. They were closely contested matches with excellent skills and determination on display. The school are so proud of all the players who travelled with us on the day, they are a credit to themselves and Holy Trinity National School. Well done to you all.
Large attendance at Fethard Ballroom meeting
Over fifty concerned locals turned up at the public meeting to discuss the future of Fethard Ballroom, held on Saturday night last, March 25, in the ballroom. The present Ballroom committee convened the meeting to discuss the future running of this essential community facility. Gay Horan, chairman, and Fr. Tom Breen P.P. facilitated the discussion and introduced Monica Aherne to give an outline of all the current activities that the Ballroom committee currently provide in the community.
All present were generous in their praise of the tremendous work achieved by the committee over the years and acknowledged the importance of keeping all the current activities in the premises on-going. Fr. Breen invited the individual committee members and those present to express their views and intentions of what they would like to see happening in the future. Most expressed the need for a new committee to take on the role of running the premises and the importance of maintaining the identity of the Ballroom as a community based asset with charitable status.
Following a positive and lively discussion it was decided that it would be appropriate for the Fethard & Killusty Community Council, who first purchased the ballroom in 1992, to facilitate a meeting with members of the Ballroom Committee to acquire a deeper understanding of the needs and work required to take over the running of the Ballroom and also maintain the current activities and building. Fr. Breen recommended that this should take place within twelve days and a follow-up public meeting may then be arranged to put an operational working committee together under the umbrella of the Community Council. This was generally agreed and it was also suggested that the Ballroom should maintain its Limited Company status and charitable status if returning to the Fethard & Killusty Community Council.
The meeting closed with many complimentary statements for their on-going work to date and a unanimous understanding of why they feel the need to step down from their current obligations to the Ballroom. The ballroom is currently a self-sustaining asset to the community with a healthy financial backup. Our sincere thanks must go to the current committee members and those that went before them, for a job well done and a well-earned rest deserved.
Daffodil Day / Coffee Morning in Fethard
Patrician Patrician Secondary School pupils Dean O'Brien (left) and Spanish student, Juan Ortega Otera, helping out with Daffodil Day outside Fethard Post Office.
Helping at the Daffodil Day Coffee Morning at Fethard Town Hall are L to R: Christy Williams, Chris Lee, Pat Hyland and Dave Curran.
Helping at the Daffodil Day Coffee Morning at Fethard Town Hall are L to R: Sinead Hyland, Jane Ronan, Anne Moloney and Grace Pollard
Attending the Daffodil Day Coffee Morning at Fethard Town Hall are L to R: Gillian Murphy, Yvonne Blackmore, Joan Coen, Carol Neville, Dee Mcevoy and Deirdre Lanigan.
Supporting the Daffodil Day Coffee Morning at Fethard Town Hall are Catriona and Declan Morrissey
Fethard & Killusty Anglers annual competition
Fethard and Killusty Anglers annual competition will take place on Sunday, April 2, meeting at Thorny Bridge at 9.30am. This is a confined members only competition, but any angler wishing to join for the first time is welcome to do so on the day. Please do not fish the club waters for the two days before the competition to ensure that everyone will have an equal chance on the day.
Anyone wishing to join the club can contact Colm Hackett on 086 8397868, or Sean Maher on 085 7050580. Tight lines for 2017 and get out and enjoy every moment on the river.
Social dancing at Fethard Ballroom
Dancing at Fethard Ballroom on Sunday Night, April 2, to the music of ‘Sam O’Doherty’. 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.
Booking now open for Fethard Players ‘Brush With a Body’
Photographed at rehearsal of Fethard Player's comedy production 'Brush With a Body' which will commence its five-night run in the Abymill Theatre on Tuesday, April 4, are L to R: Liam O'Connor (Mr Flaherty), Jimmy O'Sullivan (Henry Walling), Marian Gilpin (Sybil Walling) and Mia Treacy (Cynthia Walling).
Booking is now open for Fethard Players forthcoming comedy production of Maurice McLoughlin’s ‘Brush With a Body’. This year’s comedy is produced by Ann Connolly and Ann Walsh, and will commence its five-night run on Tuesday, April 4, and finish on Saturday, April 8, in the Abymill Theatre, with all performances starting at 8.15pm.
Booking now, at Fethard Post Office, or by telephone (052) 6131217 during office hours, or Tel: 087 9336791, out of office hours. Admission to the play is €15, with a ‘special offer’ ticket price of €10 available for Tuesday and Wednesday night performances only.
Community Games News and Results
The county finals of the Community Games Art and Handwriting competitions will take place in the Presentation Convent, Thurles, on Saturday next, April 1. Check in for Handwriting is at 10.45am and competition commence at 11am. Check in for Art is at 12.30pm with competition commencing at 1pm.
Competitors must supply all their own material, paper, pencils, paints rulers, etc., There is no spray paint allowed. Entry fee of €2 to be paid to Ruth O’Meara at Handwriting and to Siobhan Maher at Art.
Time allowed for the Art competition is a maximum of 3 hours but once a competitor has handed up their finished picture they may be collected by specified person.
Both events will be judged on the day and medals awarded to the first three in each event with the winner going forward to the National Finals in Abbotstown, Dublin next August. Best of Luck to all.
Due to the amount of events taking place next Saturday some children were unavailable to go to the Community games County Finals. The following are those who are registered to represent Fethard & Killusty Area.
- U8 Girls & Boys: Sophie McEvoy, Laura Coonan, Aaron Feery, Joseph Gaule.
- U10 Girls & Boys: Katie Coonan, Marissa Meagher, Micheal O’Rahilly.
- U12 Girls & Boys: Emily Davey, Jake Feery
- U14 Girls & Boys: Isobel Maher, Gillian Burke, Dara O’Meara, Andy Duggan
- U10 Girls & Boys: Suzy Murphy, Marissa Meagher, Micheal O’Rahilly, Ronan O’Meara.
- U12 Girls & Boys: Emily Davey and Mark O’Meara.
Group of girls who competed in the Community Games U9 Gymnastics event L to R: Lauren Connolly, Saoirse Nic Cormaic, Meadbh Collum, Roisin Tyrell and Ines Byrne.
The following are results of the Area Competitions: Girls U8, 1st Sophie McEvoy, Killusty; 2nd Laura Coonan, Fethard; 3rd Leyla Barlaz, Fethard. Girls U10, 1st Katie Coonan, Killusty; 2nd Marissa Meagher, Fethard; 3rd Emily Holohan, Killlusty. Girls U12, 1st Emily Davey, Killusty; 2nd Holly Hayes, Fethard; 3rd Sarah Smith, Fethard. Girls U14, 1st Isobel Maher, Fethard; 2nd Gillian Burke, Fethard; 3rd Clodagh Foley, Fethard. Boys U8, 1st Aaron Feery, Killusty; 2nd Joseph Gaule, Killusty; 3rd Thomas O’Rahilly, Fethard. Boys U10, 1st Sam Coen, Killusty; 2nd Noah O’Flynn, Fethard; 3rd Micheal O’Rahilly, Fethard. Boys U12, 1st Matt Coen, Killusty; 2nd Jake Coen, Killusty; 3rd Jake Feery, Killusty. Boys U14, 1st Dara O’Meara; Killusty; 2nd Andy Duggan, Killusty. Tots Girls U6, 1st Ruby Holohan, Killusty. Tots Boys U6, 1st Tristan Byrne, Killusty; 2nd Callum O’Flaherty; Killusty, 3rd Gavin Tyrell, Fethard.
Handwriting Results Girls U10, 1st Suzy Murphy, Fethard; 2nd Ines Byrne, Killusty; 3rd Marissa Meagher, Fethard. Boys U10, 1st Micheal O’Rahilly, Fethard; 2nd Ronan O’Meara, Fethard; 3rd Cody Bradshaw, Fethard. Girls U12, 1st Emily Davey, Fethard; 2nd Kaycie Aherne, Fethard; 3rd Ailse Fitzgerald, Fethard. Boys U12, 1st Mark O’Meara; 2nd Danny Shelly, Killusty; 3rd Mark Neville, Fethard.
The first two in each event are already entered for the county final in Thurles. Entry fee of €2 must be paid to Noreen Sheehy or Siobhan Maher as soon as possible.
Sarah Moore, winner of a silver medal in U11 gymnastics event at the Community Games county final.
Congratulations to all participants from the area who competed in the county final of gymnastics on Sunday, March 26. Each young lady did very well with pride of place going to Sarah Moore, Killusty who won a silver medal in the U11 competition. Well Done Sarah. Other competitors were Ines Byrne, Meadbh Collum Clare Fitzgerald, Lauren Connolly, Saoirse Nic Cormaic, Roisin Tyrell, Fiona Barry, Aoibheann Collum, Kiera Daniels, Isobel Herbert, Marissa Meagher, Katie Allen and Lucy Lawrence.
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The numbers drawn on March 22, were: 5, 11, 19 and 31. There was no jackpot winner and two ‘Match Three’ winners who received €75 each: Darren Sharpe, Green Street, Fethard; and Pat Culligan, The Valley, Fethard.
The following three ‘Lucky Dip’ winners received €50 each: Johanna Corbett, Canon Hayes Court, Fethard; Martin Burke, Main Street, Fethard; and Mary Keane, Knockelly, Fethard.
Next week’s draw takes place on Wednesday, March 29. 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.
Fethard Players rehearse ‘Brush With a Body’
Members of cast of Fethard Player's forthcoming comedy production of 'Brush With a Body' which will commence its five-night run in the Abymill Theatre on Tuesday, April 4. Back L to R: Niamh Hayes, John Fogarty, Mary O'Connell, Mia Treacy, Tom Gilpin, Darragh Corbett. Front L to R: Lisa Hanrahan, Liam O'Connor, Jimmy O'Sullivan, Marian Gilpin and Jane Hayes.
Fethard Players are currently rehearsing for their forthcoming comedy production of Maurice McLoughlin’s ‘Brush With a Body’. This very funny play has a large cast and was first performed by the Fethard Players in 1976 and last performed in November 1991 to packed houses in the new Abymill Theatre, which officially opened on May 26, 1988.
This year’s production, produced by Ann Connolly and Ann Walsh, will commence its five-night run on Tuesday, April 4, and finish on Saturday, April 8, in the Abymill Theatre, with all performances starting at 8.15pm. Booking will open on Monday, March 27, at Fethard Post Office, or by telephone (052) 6131217 during office hours, or Tel: 087 9336791, out of office hours.
Admission to the play is €15, with a ‘special offer’ ticket price of €10 available for Tuesday and Wednesday night performances only.
Annual GAA Social on Easter Saturday
Fethard GAA Club will hold their Annual Social in Cahir House Hotel on Easter Saturday, April 15, starting at 8mm. Music by Super Soul Machine followed by D.J. Kumar. Tickets are now available from members at €35 each.
GAA Sports Development Lotto
The numbers drawn on Friday, March 24, were 7, 8, 12 and 31. There was no jackpot winner and four match three winners who received €40 each: Donal Cummins, St Patrick’s Place; Roibeárd Broderick, Killenaule Road; Tricia O'Brien, c/o Gaules Bar; and Peter Nagle, Mocklershill.
The next draw takes place on Friday, March 31, when the jackpot is €20,000 and the sellers prize is €1,000.
The death has occurred on Friday, March 24, of Kyle Walsh-Cummins, Monroe, Cashel Road, Fethard, and Breanormore, Nine Mile House. Kyle, deeply regretted by his loving mother Kay, step-father Richie, sister Anna, daughter Kayla, grandparents Willie and Noreen, aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.
Reposing at McCarthy's Funeral Home, Fethard, on Sunday, March 26, from 4pm to 8pm. Funeral Mass in Grangemockler on Monday at 12 noon followed by burial in the adjoining Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired to South Tipperary General Hospital ICU.
St. Vincent de Paul
Anybody needing help with First Holy Communion expenses, are invited to please text your name, address and name of child receiving First Communion in Fethard parish, to any of the following numbers: 085 8086099, 086 8443622 or 086 8588118.
We would also like to thank all the local businesses that have taken our collection boxes and put them on their counters. We are very grateful to the public who put some of their change into these boxes. These donations are very helpful to our work and are greatly appreciated.
Golf Classic at Slievenamon Golf Club
Photographed at the launch of the Patrician Presentation Golf Classic at Slievenamon Golf Club are staff members L to R: Michael O’Gorman, Justin McGree, Denis Burke (retired), Pamela O’Donnell (Parents’ Association), MIchael O’Sullivan (Principal), Noel Maher and Ian O’Connor. The ‘Three-ball Champagne Scramble’ will take place on Friday, May 12, and Saturday, May 13, at Slievenamon Golf Club.
Patrician Presentation Secondary School will hold a ‘Three-ball Champagne Scramble’ at Slievenamon Golf Club on Friday, May 12, and Saturday, May 13. The event is to help fundraise further sports equipment and improve drama provisions at the school. This is an important fund-raising event for the school and your support would be very much appreciated. It will also provide an opportunity to meet up with old friends and acquaintances and enjoy a game of golf in beautiful surroundings.
We have great prizes on offer for Best Team (male), Best Team (female), Best Team (mixed), Best Team (non GUI), Nearest the Pin (par 3), and Longest drive. The cost per team of three is €75 and this includes refreshments at the clubhouse. Should you be unable to field a team, you can also support the event by having your name on a tee box for €50 or by sponsorship of prizes where names would be displayed prominently on the first tee box. For registration (timesheet) and any queries that you may have, please contact the school on (052) 6131572 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fashion Show in aid of 'Place4U'
Mark your diaries fashionistas! Brown Thomas is coming to Clonmel on April 5th to showcase their Spring/Summer ’17 collection.
This exclusive fundraising event is taking place at the Hotel Minella at 7:45pm and will be hosted by TV personality Miriam O’Callaghan with other special guests in attendance.
Models on the night are from from the well known Andrea Roche’s model agency including top model Rosanna Davidson and our own Clonmel born Aoife Walsh.
With a red carpet arrival and champagne reception from 7:00pm, entertainment will be provided by the acclaimed 'Two And A Half Tenors'. You could be in with a chance to win some amazing prizes!
Here's a sneak peak at some of the exciting prizes that can be won on the night.
- 3 Handbags to the value of €2,720.
- One Nights Accommodation at Mount Juliet with Breakfast and Dinner for 2 People
- One Nights Accommodation at Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel & Spa with Breakfast and Dinner for 2 People
- €250 Voucher for PaddyPower.com
- Afternoon Tea for two with Prosecco at Waterford Castle
- €30 Gift Voucher for Befanis Restaurant, Tapas and Townhouse
- €50 Gift Voucher for Marks and Spencer
- Conference, Leisure & Spa Hotel
- Moroccan Oil Hamper worth €140 kindly donated by Vicki Treacy from West End Styles Hair Designers
- And many many more!
All proceeds from the event will go to Place4U, a much-needed Clonmel facility providing meeting rooms and support services for the community and voluntary groups in South Tipperary. For updates on Facebook Click Here
Died in the USA
The death has occurred in the United States on Monday, March 20, of Elsie Malone (neé Burke), formerly from Cahir Road, Fethard.
Elsie was a daughter of the late Din and Josie Burke, Cahir Road, Fethard, and a sister to Mike, Tom, Denis, John and the late Alice Joyce who died on May 19, 1994 and Margaret Tobin who died on May 11, 2016.
Clinic at Butler’s Bar
Cllr. Jackie Cahill will hold a clinic in Fethard, from 5pm to 6pm, on Monday, April 3, upstairs at Butler’s Bar, Main Street, to meet local constituents. All are welcome to drop in.
The next Pre-Baptism meeting will take place in the Tirry Community Centre on Wednesday, April 19, 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.
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
Fethard Festival in the GAA Field with all the 'Glamorous Grannies' lining up to be interviewed (June 1984)
Fancy Dress 'At The Derby' Fethard Festival June 1984
Fancy Dress 'Milk's The One!' Fethard Festival June 1984
Fancy Dress 'The Tallaght By-Pass' Fethard Festival June 1984
Fancy Dress ‘The Smurfs visit Fethard Parade' Fethard Festival June 1984
Marion (McCarthy) O'Connor at the Fethard Festival baby show (June 1984)
Eddie and Mary Sheehan at the Fethard Festival baby show (June 1984)
Fancy Dress 'Boy George Comes to Town' by Wendy Allen at Fethard Festival June 1984
Fancy Dress 'Indian Chief' Fethard Festival June 1984
Fancy Dress – a bit of Irish Culture from Kerry Street at the Fethard Festival June 1984
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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