Fethard Athletic Club AGM
Fethad Athletic Club will hold their AGM in the Tirry Community Centre, Barrack Street, on Wednesday, September 27, at 9pm. All are welcome including members and new members.
Patrician Presentation Junior Cycle Results
Patrician Presentation Secondary School Junior Cert Pupils photographed on results day 2017 with Principal, Mr Coffey and Deputy Principal, Ms Fogarty.
There were smiles all round last Wednesday morning when students received their Junior Cycle results at Patrician Presentation Secondary School. The students were very pleased with their results, and the hard work by themselves, their teachers and parents paid off handsomely. As a school community, we are immensely proud of their great achievements. This was the first year of the Junior Cycle results for which English was examined as part of the new Junior Cycle.
There was a different grading system for English as opposed to the traditional grades for all other subjects. Students saw that for English, they achieved one of the following grades: a Distinction ≥90 to 100; a Higher Merit ≥75 and <90; a Merit ≥55 and <75; or an Achieved ≥40 and <55. We wish all of our students continued success in their studies as we work with them in the years ahead.
Supervised Study for 3rd, 5th and 6th Year Pupils began on Monday, September 11. Please note that with changes to the School Day, study on Fridays will be from 1.45pm to 3.45pm. Students are provided with a quiet study environment where they can get some of their homework completed and develop good study habits.
All pupils are invited to attend the Breakfast Club in the school where they are provided with a snack before class. The Breakfast Club opens at 8.30am daily.
Homework Club: All 1st and 2nd Year Pupils can attend the Homework Club which began last Monday. This club runs Monday to Thursday inclusive, from 4.05pm to 6pm, with pupils receiving a small snack and drink prior to the commencement of the club.
TY students and Agricultural Science students will travel to the Ploughing Championships in Screggan, Tullamore on Tuesday, September 19th. They will be accompanied by their Agricultural Science Teacher, Mr Maher and Mr O’Connor.
TY Art History Outing to Dublin
TY pupils will also travel to Dublin on Thursday, September 21, on the very popular Art/History Trip led by Art Teacher, Ms Looby and Ms McKeogh. During this trip, they will participate in programmes in the National Museum, the National Art Gallery, the Irish Museum of Modern Art and Kilmainham Jail
Happy Birthday Sean
Sean Moloney, Redcity, Fethard, photographed with some old friends on the occasion of his 80th Birthday celebrated recently with family and friends. L to R: John Whyte, Jimmy Connolly, Sean Moloney, Tossie (Carroll) Lawton and Frank Coffey.
Cookery Demonstration Class starting in October
An eight-week Cookery Demonstration Class will begin on Wednesday, October 4, in Fethard Convent Community Hall from 10am to 12 noon. The classes will cover such things as cooking on a budget, special diets and healthy eating ideas to mention a few. Classes cost €5 per class and all are welcome. For more information or to book your place contact Margaret on 087 6536374.
Bunny Hop has now reopened at Fethard Ballroom
Bunny Hop, music and movement for 0-4 year olds has recommenced on Monday mornings at Fethard Ballroom from 10am to 11am. For enquiries and to join us contact Nicola at 087 6742401.
Bunny Hop is an hour of music with movement for babies and young children. Little people love interacting with others of same or similar age, at Bunny Hop we have an hour of stimulating fun in which to do so. All are welcome.
New Committee for Fethard Ballroom
Fethard and Killusty Ballroom Co. Ltd. recently held their AGM on Tuesday, August 22. The newly elected committee on the night were: Marie O’Hara (chairman), Seamus Barry (vice-chairman), Eileen Coady (treasurer), Jackie Lee (secretary), Peter Grant (public relations officer), and committee members, Liam Sweeney, Sean O’Donovan, Michael O’Rahilly, Brian Sheedy, Brian Guiry, John Long, Mary Richardson, Gay Horan, Sean Spillane and Paddy Hickey.
We are confident that this new management team at the Ballroom will bring new energy and ideas and set an exciting course for the further development of this fabulous community run facility in Fethard.
Great week for Fethard Rugby Club
Fethard’s Patrick Scully who represented Munster U18s against Ulster at the weekend in the inter-provincial games.
Fethard RFC has enjoyed a great week for the club with two of our members representing both Ireland and Munster. Dorothy Wall played for Ireland in the U18 Girls 7s European Championship in France at the weekend. Dorothy is one of five girls from Fethard RFC in the squad for next week’s U18 Inter pro squad.
Patrick Scully represented Munster U18s against Ulster at the weekend in the inter provincial games. Munster proved to be too strong for Ulster winning 32 – 7 and setting up a showdown against Leinster in Donnybrook next Saturday.
Training continues in Fethard on Friday nights at 6.45pm. New members are always welcome.
Patrician Presentation Parents Association
Patrician Presentation Parents Association would like to thank everyone who contributed to our church gate collection last weekend. All the money raised goes directly towards school activities and equipment for our students during the year.
As we begin another busy year we would like to welcome our new principal Mr Pat Coffey to Fethard and wish him many happy years here. We would also like to thank Mr Michael O’Sullivan for his fantastic work over the last four years. We wish him the very best in his new job in Dungarvan.
Fr. Lazarus OSA says, “Thank you and goodbye”
Fr. Lazarus Barkindo OSA photographed at the official opening of Fethard Horse Country Experience on May 30, 2017.
Fr. Lazarus Barkindo OSA – the very popular Augustinian missionary priest who have been working in the Abbey church Fethard for five years – said farewell to the Fethard community at 9.30am Mass on Sunday, September 10. This was a very emotional moment for ‘Fr Laz’ saying his final, ‘thank you and good bye’ to a local community he had very much grown to love. Following the recent Augustinian Chapter, Fr. Lazarus has now been appointed to St. Augustine’s Church, Shop Street, Drogheda, Co. Louth. In his final speech to the community he had this to say.
“Moments like this are very challenging to say anything or speak knowing fully well it may be the last time. When I came to Fethard about five years ago, I did not give a welcome address, but in this situation of departure, expressing my feelings to the community I so much love is necessary.
Even though I was brought in the darkness of winter – so that I couldn’t escape back to Dublin – I felt in love with Fethard from the very first day I met with the people, and it has remained like that, up to the moment I am to leave.
In my several sermons, here in the Augustinian Church, I told all of you that being a missionary in Ireland has been my dream fulfilled. I have always been proud to tell you my background and life story.
In 1967, I was born into the hands of an Irish FMDM (Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Motherhood) Nun, Sr. Finbar, presently in a nursing home in Motherwell, England. A few weeks later I was baptised by Fr. Sean Dowling OSA (RIP) from Cork. At the age of eight I was given my First Holy Communion by Fr. Jim Martin OSA (RIP) from Limerick. When I was nine years of age I was enrolled into the junior seminary and I believe this was very much supported through the ‘Black Babies’ donation boxes, because my father was a domestic worker with the missions and I was helped through that. This again was facilitated by Fr. Philip Sinnott OSA (RIP) from New Ross, who was the current priest in charge of the mission station by then.
I was then confirmed by Bishop Patrick Francis Sheehan OSA (RIP) from Tramore, Co. Waterford, and when I finished my formation as a student, I was ordained to the priesthood by him again. So, you can see why my missionary coming to Ireland today feels reciprocal, after first moulding me through donations for the Augustinian ‘black babies’ many years ago. The very mentioned of this, made me well integrated into the community.
Fethard had been my missionary foundation in Ireland. Here I have gotten in touch with real Irish cultural way of life, in a rural setting like this one. I would not have learned as much of the Irish culture in a big city like Dublin where life has been a little more diluted with present-day multiculturalism.
For making me feel at home and well-integrated, permit me to say thank you to all of you present and those that are not here, especially your family members in diaspora. I may not be able to mention all names, but permit me to say thank you to my brothers Gerry and Martin in the community, Frs. Tom Breen and Liam – our new parish priest, the tireless sacristans, Mike Kenrick, Eddie Sheehan and Margaret Taylor; Liam Cloonan and staff in the community, the active flower ladies, those cleaning the church constantly, our lovely choir group under the direction of Ann Barry; offertory collectors, readers, Eucharistic ministers and all of you that make our liturgy enjoyable here in the Abbey church. If I have not mentioned any person or group in particular, please know that you are all special. I have been and still very proud to be associated with you. I know my heart is small but I promise you there is a place for each one of you, for me to carry you.
An African proverb says, ‘Changing from one forest to another does not make a Leopard change her spots’. The goodness I got here, I am taking it with me to Drogheda and I will gladly tell them, that goodness is from Fethard – the only town with newly opened museum featuring a ‘Country Horse Experience’.
On a final note, permit me to humble acknowledge that I am human and as such if unknowingly and unintentionally I have offended anybody please let go and forgive me and I do the same on my own part. And indeed, that is what makes us Christians. Thank you very Much and may God bless us all. Amen.”
— Fr. Lazarus Barkindo OSA
Playtime in Fethard
Twins Cooper and Charlie Cleary with their sister Georgia enjoying some playtime in Fethard recently. The children’s parents are Kenneth and Barbara (Ahearne) Cleary.(Photo by Larry Kenny)
Dog Groomer required at Fethard Veterinary Clinic
A Dog Groomer is required for new Grooming Parlour in Fethard Veterinary Clinic, Main Street. Hours flexible. Full grooming qualification needed and experience is essential. Please email your C.V. to: email@example.com
Fethard & Killusty Community Council
The next meeting of Fethard & Killusty Community Council will take place on Tuesday, September 26, at 8.30pm in Fr. Tirry Community Centre, Barrack Street, Fethard.
Social dancing at Fethard Ballroom
Dancing at Fethard Ballroom on Sunday Night, September 24, to the music of ‘Checkers’. All are 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.
Celebrate Culture Night in Fethard on Friday night!
Celebrate Culture Night in Fethard on Friday September 22nd. ‘Fethard Horse Country Experience’ will open late from 7pm – 10pm with Free Entry to coincide with the screening of ‘Stella Days’ at 8.30pm in Holy Trinity Church of Ireland nestled behind the The Tholsel, Main Street.
‘Stella Days’ directed by Thaddeus O’Sullivan, starring Martin Sheen, Stephen Rea and Amy Huberman was filmed in Fethard in 2011. Both the Tholsel and Holy Trinity Church were featured heavily in the film and this event will marry culture, the arts and heritage under two roofs in the heart of the medieval town. Tickets for the film are Free but must be ordered in advance at the Reception desk in FHC Experience or online www.fhcexperience.ie (052) 6130439
Photographed during the filming of 'Stella Days' on Main Street, Fethard are L to R: Marcella Plunkett (Molly), Trystan Gravelle (Tom Lynch) and Amy Huberman (Eileen O'Meara) in a scene from the film.
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The numbers drawn on September 13, were: 4, 15, 24 and 25. There was no jackpot winner and one ‘Match Three’ winner who received €150: Therese Barrett, The Green, Fethard.
The following three ‘Lucky Dip’ winners also received €50 each: A.S. Pomphrey (online ticket); Jim Keane, Knockelly, Fethard; and Susan Sayers, Crampscastle, Fethard.
Next week’s draw takes place on Wednesday, September 20. 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, September 15, were: 10, 22, 33 and 36. There was no jackpot winner and one ‘match three’ winner who received €100: Seamus Brosnan, c/o Merrys, Clonmel. Two Lucky Dip winners won €25 each: Michael Ryan, Tullamaine; and Sean Brown c/o Merrys, Clonmel.
The next draw takes place on Friday, September 22, when the jackpot is €20,000 and the sellers prize is €1,000. The committee of Fethard GAA/Sports Centre Development Lotto would like to thank all our supporters near and far who participate in our weekly lotto draw. The funds raised are used to promote sport in the local community.
Coolmoyne School Reunion surpasses all expectations
Photographed at the Coolmoyne National School Reunion are L to R: Johnie Coady and Marie Coady who travelled from England.
The Golden Jubilee celebrations of Coolmoyne National School held over last weekend, September 9 and 10, in Fethard and Coolmoyne, surpassed all expectations. According to local folklore, we’re told that Coolmoyne got its name after a local lady with a very large family used to feed them a lot on ‘Pandy’. When this ‘Pandy’ was too hot the children cried out in turn, “Coolmine Mammy, Coolmine!” Believe it or not!
Photographed at the Coolmoyne National School Reunion are L to R: Jerome Guiry, Michael Guiry, Geraldine Guiry, Sean O'Donovan and Kathleen Guiry.
Photographed at the Coolmoyne National School Reunion are L to R: Jimmy Barry, Eleanor O'Neill, Grace Barry, Finbar O'Neill, Una Shanahan and Michael Barry.
Photographed at the Coolmoyne National School Reunion are Back L to R: Angus Ryan, Eileen White, Alice Leahy, Charlie Best. Front L to R: Joan Ryan, Yvonne Leahy, Joe Leahy and Pat White.
The Coolmoyne ‘new school’, as it was known, opened in 1909 and closed in 1967. It was built voluntarily by local people. The handball alley was then built on the site of the original ‘old school’ that closed in 1908, with handball renovations commencing in 1926. The last social function in the old school was held in 1932 when the Coolmoyne Camogie County Champions held a victory dance in the new school and supper was enjoyed by all in the ‘old school’.
Photographed at the Coolmoyne National School Reunion are L to R: Breda Ryan, Paddy Bergin and Joe Delaney.
Photographed at the Coolmoyne National School Reunion are Back L to R: Frank O'Connell, Kieran O'Connell, Eoin O'Connell, Vincent Wall, Mary Wall, John O'Connell, Catherine O'Connell. Front L to R: Marion O'Connell, Bronagh Wilson, Gillian O'Connell, Rebecca O'Gorman and Ailish Griffin.
Photographed at the Coolmoyne National School Reunion are L to R: Tom O'Keeffe, Peggy Colville, Michael Casey and Tom McGivern.
This Coolmoyne National School Reunion, after months of detailed planning from February 2017, commenced festivities on Saturday night, September 9, with attending an optional mass celebrated by Canon Tom Breen P.P. in Holy Trinity Parish Church. This was followed by over one-hundred and sixty-five people from all corners of the country and abroad, gathering in Fethard Ballroom where they enjoyed a lovely meal followed by an address by organising committee chairman, Sean O’Donovan, who welcomed guests of honour Mrs Alice Quinn (formerly Miss Stapleton) a former teacher at Coolmoyne, and also three members of the O’Dwyer family from Boherlahan whose father Mr Philip O’Dwyer also taught in Coolmoyne School before Mrs Julia Ryan and Miss Alice Stapleton. Former pupils Alice Leahy a lady well-known for her amazing work with the homeless in Dublin and founder of the ‘Alice Leahy Trust’, and Margaret Prendergast (née Walsh) recalled highlights of their school days.
Photographed at the Coolmoyne National School Reunion are L to R: Mary Croke and Matthew Croke.
Photographed at the Coolmoyne National School Reunion are L to R: Jimmy Egan, Mary Egan and Betty Egan.
Photographed at the Coolmoyne National School Reunion are L to R: Sr. Cáit O'Dwyer, Liam O'Dwyer and Anne O'Dwyer.
Sean thanked everybody for attending and all those who helped in any way to make the evening a reality. He also received numerous good wishes including one from Sr. Margaret Martley in Cork – one of the oldest living past pupils along with Maureen Wallace, Rosegreen, and Michael Barry, Tullamaine and Kilkenny who were both present. Frances Frewen also sent a message from Brisbane. Canon Tom Breen concluded the formalities with a short speech, a blessing and instructions to ‘enjoy the dancing’.
Catherine O'Connell (Organising Committee) making a presentation of a bouquet of flowers to Mrs Alice (Stapleton) Quinn (right), who was a past teacher at Coolmoyne National School.
Catherine O'Connell (Organising Committee) making a presentation of a bouquet of flowers to Maureen Flanagan (oldest living female past-pupil present) who was also celebrating her 87th birthday on the night.
Photographed at the Coolmoyne National School Reunion are L to R: Michael Barry (oldest living male past-pupil present), Seamus Barry, Eamon Walsh and Margaret Prendergast (née Walsh).
It was also a special evening for Maureen Wallace who celebrated her 87th birthday on the night and was presented with a bouquet of flowers. Members of the Flanagan family and Johnie Coady who all originally lived close to Coolmoyne School travelled from England. Tom O’Keeffe, formally Rathbritt made the long journey from Killybegs in Donegal. Mobarnane area was well represented with Ailbe O’Meara, travelling from Roscommon, Eileen Moroney from Clonakilty, Paddy O’Donnell from Waterford, Breda O’Meara from Mitchelstown, Paddy and Catherine Bergin and Noreen O’Meara from Dublin. David O’Meara and his wife, Bernie were accompanied by Bernie’s sister home from Texas with her Texan born husband anxious to sample an Irish Hooley. Frewen family members Maura, Bob and Eileen were joined by Hannah from Dublin along with Will and Noreen Frewen from Waterford. Another household name Patricia Cummins (O’Donovan), mother of the Cummins family who winners of ‘Ireland’s Fittest family’ earlier this year, attended with her dad Brendan.
Photographed at the Coolmoyne National School Reunion are L to R: Alice Leahy, Marie Crean and Charlie Best.
Members of the Flanagan family photographed at the Coolmoyne National School Reunion are Back L to R: Declan Flanagan, Ann Flanagan, Joan Flanagan, Bernard Flanagan. Front L to R: Olive Flanagan, Michael Flanagan and Maureen Flanagan (oldest living female past-pupil present).
Photographed at the Coolmoyne National School Reunion are Back L to R: Maura Frewen, Bob Frewen, Patrick Noonan, Willie Frewen, Noreen Frewen, Hanna Frewen. Front L to R: Eileen Frewen and Olive Noonan.
Photographed at the Coolmoyne National School Reunion are L to R: Dick Prendergast, Willie O'Donnell and Paddy O'Donnell.
Eamon O’Dwyer recorded his weekly ‘Down Your Way’ Tipp FM radio programme and interviewed various people including Joan Leahy Ryan, Cashel, who did tremendous work producing a commerative booklet which received great praise. Joan opened the proceedings with a recitation of Poem No 1, which was so highly acclaimed following the concert in July and her second, Poem No 2, is included in this little gem of a book marking the occasion. The radio programme will be aired on Tipp FM at 10am on next Saturday morning, September 16.
Joe Kenny was on hand with his camera to record the occasion photographically. The local support was tremendous the remainder of the evening was danced away to the wonderful sound of Eddie Golden and his band. We couldn’t ask for anything more.
Photographed at the Coolmoyne National School Reunion are Back L to R: Sean O'Dea, Margaret O'Dea, James O'Dea, Helen O'Dea. Front L to R: Margaret Ryan, Breda Ryan and Breda Carroll.
Photographed at the Coolmoyne National School Reunion are Back L to R: Eileen Moroney, Josephine Moroney, Edward O'Rourke, Geraldine Moroney. Front L to R: Michael Croke, Tom O'Keeffe, Tom Noonan and Bertie Moroney.
Photographed at the Coolmoyne National School Reunion are Back L to R: Mary Croke, Mary Casey, David O'Meara, Ollie Morrissey. Front L to R: Ailbe O'Meara and Molly Morrissey.
Photographed at the Coolmoyne National School Reunion are L to R: M.J. Ryan, Bernie Prendergast, Jimmy Egan, Mairead Fitzpatrick, Tom Noonan and Ger Casey.
Photographed at the Coolmoyne National School Reunion are Back L to R: Dick Nagle, Peter Nagle, John Slattery, Ellen (Nagle) Keating, Denis Maher, T.J. O'Keeffe, Rena Coffey. Front L to R: Kathleen Nagle and Maura (Nagle) Ryan.
The bandwagon rolled on to the Coolmoyne Ball Alley on Sunday where over 70 people again turned up to relax, chat and enjoy refreshments along with having the craic with the desks, bell, cane etc, all supplied by ‘The Seamus Barry Museum’. Many old friendships were renewed and a memorable time had by all.
The committee wish to thank most sincerely: Fethard Ballroom Committee, Brennan Catering, Joe Kenny, Fethard Post Office, McCarthy’s Hotel, Coolmoyne Racquetball Club, Sureprint and Lion Print, and in particular everybody who purchased tickets and supported this venture in any way.
Coolmoyne playwright for Cashel Arts Festival
Local playwright Paul Maher, Coolmoyne, will play the part of ‘The Workhouse Master’ in a dramatisation of the writings of Fr. John Barry in a Dreamtime Theatre production of, ‘Fr Barry & The Workhouse Master’, which will be staged in the Cashel Courthouse on Saturday, September 23, at 11.30am and again at 4pm. The performance lasts one hour and admission is €8.
Fr. John Barry, played by Liam Ó Maoldhomhnaigh, is a priest who, after being wronged by his bishop, spent years going in and out of the workhouses of Tipperary, before dying in Cashel workhouse in 1920. He was harshly critical of the workhouse system. The play is performed as part of Cashel Arts Festival.
Fr Barry & The Workhouse Master “I did not choose to become a pauper but I was compelled to become one because of the persecutions of others; and since these persecutions are unjust and have continued for years, can any man say that I am wrong in entering a feeble protest against them.”
This play is based on the book published about Fr Barry by the late Martin Bob O’Dwyer in 2012, which is based on Fr Barry’s own writings about the workhouse system and also details his conflict with Archbishop Croke. The play imagines Fr Barry’s meeting with the Workhouse Master on his initial admission to Cashel Workhouse in September 1906.
We may well understand the Master being very wary of a man who had previously made such damaging attacks on the reputation of workhouse masters and guardians in the newspapers and in pamphlets. What the Kilfenora Teaboy will make of it all . . . well, he’s not the kind of man to be talking about things the like of that. He’s happier making tea and he makes lots of it when he can.
Liam O Maoldhomhnaigh (Fr Barry)For Shakespeare in the Glen (of Aherlow) Liam has done Shylock in The Merchant of Venice; the Schoolmaster Hugh in Translations (Brian Friel) and for Cork Shakespeare Company, Jacques in As you Like It. He did the part of Jud Fry in Outdoor Oklahoma in Boherlathan.
Sean Murphy (The Kilfenora Teaboy)has been on stage with the Pantomine Society and with Cashel Choral & Dramatic Society. He has also produced and directed with the Pantomine Society.
Paul Maher (The Workhouse Master) has written plays, radio history, and a musical since 2010. In 2017 he was shortlisted for the Kenneth Branagh Award & the Listowel Playwriting Award.
Special Preview Performance in Ardmayle Church
A special preview performance will take place in Ardmayle Church on Saturday, September 16, at 9pm. Admission by Donation and all proceeds to Ardmayle Heritage Society.
Submissions for Annual Emigrant's Newsletter
Articles and photographs suitable for publication in this year's Annual Emigrant's Newsletter are now invited. Please contact Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road, Fethard, Tel: (052) 6131663 or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If emailing photographs please send them at full resolution and included caption with names or any other relevant information. Current photographs such as weddings or other family events are also welcome.
Old photographs are always very popular with our many readers at home and abroad. These photographs evoke wonderful memories of the colourful people who lived among us in the past and in many ways influenced the development of our community. As time moves on we can sometimes forget those who shared our town, streets and houses. Today’s generation may be completely diverse but will also play their part and influence the development of Fethard in this period of history as other generations also did in the past. The Annual Newsletter plays a part in acknowledging the past and recording the present for the future. If you would like to play a part, please consider writing an article? It doesn’t matter if it’s short or long, it would be more than welcome.
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
Taking part in the five mile road race in Ballynonty on Sunday, July 25, 1999, were Fethard athletes L to R: Bernard Feery, Tom Halpin, Paddy Halpin and Nellie Hall.
This was an ad for the Ninth Annual Dance organised by the Ballylusky Harrier Club, held in the Slievenamon Hall, Drangan, on Sunday, February, 7, 1960.
Second year students preparing for the Tipperariana Book Fair on Valentine’s Day 1999. L to R: Gillian Shine, Zoë Cooney, Helena McCormack, Kersty McCarthy and Jodie Gilpin.
Remember the ads for DAZ Washing Powder in the 1960s . . . this one had a special offer of a free 'Nylon Pot Scourer'!
Pictured above are the four Carroll sisters originally from St. Patrick's Place, photographed in 1999 at a family celebration in Killusty. The Carroll girls have been long associated with St. Rita's Camogie Club in Fethard. L to R: Biddy (Keane) living in Mass. USA, Tossie (Lawton) Fethard, Mary (Fitzgerald) Fethard and Peggy (McGrath) Cashel.
Fethard Football Team 1924-25. Back: Sean O'Shea, John Weston, Ned Connolly, Gerry Phelan, Tommy Hogan, Jack Delaney, Mick Gunne, Connie Fitzgerald. Middle: Tom Tubridy, Tommy Healy, Billy O'Flynn, Ned Cummins (Captain), Jim Gorman, Gus (Duffy) McCarthy, Ned O'Shea. Front: Jack Brett and Dan Mullins.
Fethard & Killusty athletes who qualified for the 1999 National Community Games finals in Mosney. Back L to R: Richard Gorey, Donna Walsh, Yvette Walshe, Caroline Croke, Vanessa O’Donnell, Patrice Tobin. Front L to R: Stephanie Lawrence, Alison Holohan, Noelle Leahy, Lily Maher and Evelyn O’Connor. Missing from photo are: Cathal Maher, Joey Feery,
Marian Harrington and Bernard Feery.
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.