Fethard Girls compete in the Ladies Junior Munster semi-final this Saturday
Fethard Junior Ladies Football Team will play in the Munster Club semifinal against Aghada (Cork) in Mallow this Saturday, October 7, at 1pm. The team would love to see a large turn-out of local support for this very important game as they strive to make the club's first Munster final at this level. Congratulations to all concerned and best of luck on Saturday.
Died Recently in England
The death occurred on Wednesday, October 5, of Richard Butler, Middlesex, London and late of Garrinch, Fethard. Pre-deceased by his parents William and Elsie and brothers Eamon and Liam. Deeply regretted by his beloved wife Janet, daughter Sharon, son David, grandson Quinn, daughter-in-law, brothers Michael (Limerick), Sean (Lisronagh, Clonmel), Shem (Garrinch, Fethard) and Pat (London), sisters Margaret O'Brien (Limerck), Mary Hazel (Clonmel) and Kathleen Phelan (Clonmel), mother-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, aunt-in-law, cousins, extended family, relatives and many friends.
May he Rest in Peace. Funeral arrangements later.
Emigrants’ Newsletter Church Gate Collection
The annual church gate collection for the Fethard & Killusty Emigrants Newsletter will take place in Fethard and Killusty on weekend, October 21 and 22. We ask for your continued support for this annual production which is now in operation for over 55 years and posted free of charge to our emigrants 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.
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 21 and 22. All donations of €10 and over will be acknowledged in this year's publication, unless you specify to remain anonymous. You can also donate online see below:
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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. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Successful ‘Home’ exhibition by Fethard artist
Photographed at the official opening of Pat Looby's Art Exhibition 'Home' on display at the Chapter House, John Street, as part of Cashel Arts Festival L to R: Petronella Clifton Browne, Lucy Moore, Pat Looby, Sarah Murphy and Cecily Purcell.
‘Home’ was the theme of an art exhibition by local artist, Ms Pat Looby, officially opened on Friday, September 22, at The Bolton Library/Chapter House in Cashel as part of the annual Arts Festival. The organising committee approached Fethard artist Pat Looby to present her art work and to give a series of workshops around this theme.
Photographed at the official opening of the Art Exhibition 'Home' on display at the Chapter House, John Street, as part of Cashel Arts Festival L to R: sisters Margaret and Majella (Neville) Ryan.
Photographed at the official opening of Pat Looby's Art Exhibition 'Home' are L to R: Michael Hickey, Dóirín Saurus, Johnny Van Klinkan, Michael Beirne and Winnie Looby.
Photographed at the official opening of Pat Looby's Art Exhibition 'Home' are L to R: Phyllis O'Halloran, Catherine Maher, Pat Looby, Majella Ryan and Rita Kenny.
Photographed at the official opening of Pat Looby's Art Exhibition 'Home' on display at the Chapter House, John Street, as part of Cashel Arts Festival L to R: Rebecca Lenehan, Ann O'Donnell and Pat O'Donnell, Mocklershill.
‘Home’ can be seen as a location, a community or even a tradition. We are attached to location but ‘home’ can move with us by the objects we bring from place to place. With this idea of home as a starting point, the focus of this exhibition was to explore, through discussion and making, what it is to create this sense of home place. In the workshops that were central to the presentation of the exhibition, these ideas were expressed through painting, beadwork, sewing, assemblage and stitching and creating art works for the exhibition.
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The numbers drawn on September 27, were: 10, 11, 18 and 30. There was no jackpot winner and one ‘Match Three’ winner who received €150: Dermot Darcy, St. Patrick's Place, Fethard.
The following three ‘Lucky Dip’ winners also received €50 each: Carrie Corbett, c/o Kathleen Connolly; Darren O'Donohoe, Monkstown, Cork; and Niall Connolly, c/o Eileen Connolly.
Next week’s draw takes place on Wednesday, October 4. 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 29, were: 13, 19, 22 and 24. There was no jackpot winner and two ‘match three’ winners who received €75 each: Ben Purcell, Coolmoyne; and Noelle Lonergan, Clerihan.
The next draw takes place on Friday, October 6, 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.
Climb a hill for ‘Jack and Jill’
It's that time of year again for our annual Jack and Jill climb of Slievenamon, after the huge success of last year whereby we raised over €1,600 by bringing the McCarthy and Irish Press cups up (hopefully we'll have them back in our hands next year).
‘Up the Hill for Jack & Jill’ will take place on Saturday, October 7. We will meet in Kilcash Village at 10.45am and be ready to start walking at 11am. Parking may be available in the field depending on the weather.
Please remember to dress in warm layers, hiking boots and poles/ sticks come in handy for the descent, bring water and snacks. If you haven't been up to the top before this might just be your chance. Any questions contact Biddy O'Dwyer 0876410352 or find ‘Climb a hill for Jack and Jill’ on Facebook.
Culture Night attracts visitors from far and wide
Photographed at the showing of ‘Stella Days’ for Culture Night in Fethard last weekend are L to R: Sheila Forrest, Shannon Forrest, Kate O'Dwyer, Leo Darcy and Molly Standbridge.
Fethard Tholsel and Holy Trinity Church of Ireland were lit up until late into the night on Friday, September 22, for Culture Night – the first event of its kind in Fethard! Fethard Horse Country Experience welcomed new visitors from as far afield as Limerick to view the exhibition and screening of ‘Stella Days’ in the Holy Trinity Church nestled behind the Tholsel. Many people also enjoyed yummy treats for free from Dooks Fine Foods who wished to join in with the local Culture Night celebrations.
Photographed at the showing of ‘Stella Days’ for Culture Night in Fethard last weekend are L to R: Bill Kennedy, Liz Newport and Vinny Murphy
Over 120 visitors attended the screening and thoroughly enjoyed the movie in the place where much of it was filmed. As the smell of popcorn wafted through the air over €300 was raised via a Raffle for the Organ Fund in the Church. Heather Bailey had the Church beautifully decorated and a real community spirit was felt as the wonderful volunteers from FHC Experience all helped out to make it an enjoyable evening for everyone celebrating Culture Night in Fethard.
Acknowledgement to local Ladies who fundraise for charity
The Fethard & District Daycare Centre were presented with a cheque for €4200.09 donated by a group of local women who took part in the Dublin Ladies Mini-Marathon in June this year. These women go about their daily lives quietly and fundraise for local charities in their spare time, which is hugely appreciated in our community.
Fethard & District Daycare Centre would like to acknowledge and applaud their efforts in raising such a large sum of money and having us as their chosen charity for 2017. On behalf of the Day Care Centre and committee we wish to say a huge ‘thank you’ to all who donated so generously to this worthy cause.
Patrician Presentation Secondary School
A reminder to all parents that the first session of CoderDojo will take place in the school at 7pm on Thursday, October 5. All subsequent sessions of CoderDojo after October 5 will take place on Tuesdays at 7pm.
Transition Year pupils from Patrician Presentation Secondary School Fethard photographed outside the Museum of Modern Art in Dublin. Featured in the photo is the famous bronze statue of a hare by Barry Flanagan. Barry Flanagan, the British-born sculptor is famous for his hare sculptures, which he began in the later 1970s. The pupils are pictured in front of ‘The Drummer’ which has marked the entrance of IMMA since 2001.
As part of the 2017 National Famine Commemoration, a minute’s silence was held during School Assembly on Friday, September 29, to remember the devastating impact which the Great Famine had on this country. This year the National Famine Committee hosted its Commemoration Ceremony on Saturday, September 30, in the Famine Warhouse in Ballingarry.
Advance Notice of Parents’ Association Quiz
The Annual Parents’ Association Quiz will be held on Monday, October 23, in Fethard Convent Community Hall at 8pm. Teams of 4 will cost €28 and pupils €5 each. There are great prizes for the winners and a raffle will be held in conjunction with the quiz. The school is very grateful to its very active Parents’ Association for their sustained support of all school activities during the year. The monies collected at both the Annual Church Gate Collection and Quiz are used to fund extra-curricular activities for the pupils during the year. A sincere thanks to the parents and the Fethard Community for their support of all these events.
Patrician Presentation Parents’ Association 2017-2018 are as follows: Catherine Ryan (chairperson), Barbara Gunn (vice-chairperson), Annette O’Meara (secretary), Annette Connolly (assistant secretary), and Pamela O’Donnell (treasurer). The Class Representatives on the Parents’ Association are as follows: Treacy Ryan (1st Year), Noelle Ahearne and Jackie Cuddihy (2nd Year), Annette Connolly (3rd Year), Noreen Hackett and Theresa Hurley (4th Year), Tina Whyte (5th Year), and Mary Mitten (6th Year).
Transition Year Pupils from Patrician Presentation Secondary School Fethard photographed on their outing to Kilmainham Jail, Dublin. This visit is very popular with the students as it symbolises the tradition of militant and constitutional nationalism from the rebellion of 1798 to the Irish Civil War 1922-1923. It was also a County Jail and as such thousands of ordinary men, women and children were held here for both petty and serious crimes.
Home School Community Liaison Officer
The school extends a warm welcome to Ms Gráinne Moloney as our new Home School Community Liaison Officer. Ms Moloney will visit the school on Mondays and Tuesdays each week and will take up duty in the school at the end of October. We know that she will enhance and support us in our work in the Fethard Community. The Home School Community Liaison (HSCL) Scheme seeks to promote partnership between parents, teachers and the Community. The purpose of this partnership is to enhance pupils' learning opportunities and to promote their retention in the education system.
Welcome to our new Priests
Welcome also to new Parish Priest, Fr. Liam Everard and Augustinians Fr. Donovan and Fr. O’Brien. The school is grateful for the support it receives in the promotion of its ethos from the local parish and the Augustinian Abbey. We hope that they will enjoy their time in Fethard and we look forward to working with them during the year.
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: email@example.com
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 ‘firsts’ big win in first rugby league game
Fethard Rugby Club’s firsts played their first league game of the new season against Choracha Dhuine in Fethard on Friday night last and emerged with a great victory by 53 points to 9.
The game was watched by a huge crowd of minis and underage players who had just finished training. A marker was set from the kick off when the visitors failed to secure the drop off and a strong scrum with front row, Danny Lambe, Bill Phelan and Mike Roach well on top saw scrum half Conor Kavanagh go blind and hand off the winger for a try in the corner. Gary Kavanagh landed the conversion.
It was all pressure from Fethard and a succession of rolling mauls saw second row Rob Hall crash over under the posts. The Fethard forwards set a platform for the backs and some great handling saw more tries from P.J. Morrissey, Sam Bergerson (2) and Shane Kavanagh – all of which were converted by Gary Kavanagh.
Jamie Mc Cormack and Paul Maloney were very good in the lineout and Chris Large, assisted by Richie Houlihan and Andrew Walsh, were a constant source of line breaks with some strong ball carrying. Ned Grogan – a young 18-year-old prop from Killenaule – was introduced and gave 100 percent both in scrums and tackles around the field. So a good start to our league campaign but harder tests will arise in upcoming games.
Fethard / Cashel 18s lads played Kilfeacle in a pre-season friendly on Sunday morning last. The first half was very evenly contested with Kilfeacle shading exchanges and unlucky not to capitalise on a few great line breaks. The second half saw Fethard/Cashel gain the upper hand and run out deserving winners, both teams will take a lot from this game going forward.
Fixtures next weekend
Firsts away to Ennis in the league on Sunday; Seconds home to Waterford City Gleeson League on Saturday 7pm; 18s home to Nenagh on Sunday morning 11.30am; Minis Blitz in Fethard with Cashel & Clanwilliam; U12s play in Martin Ferncombe memorial in Cashel on Saturday.
Fethard Ladies reach Munster semi-final
Congratulations to Fethard Junior Ladies Football team who have now qualified for the Munster semi-final following their fantastic one-point victory over St. Joseph's Doora Barefield (Clare) in their first ever game played at this level representing their club and county.
The game was played on Sunday, October 1, in Lattin and the final score was Doora Barefield 4-8 to Fethard’s 2-15. Congratulations to all concerned and best of luck in the Munster semi-final.
Social dancing at Fethard Ballroom
Dancing at Fethard Ballroom on Sunday Night, October 8, to the music of ‘Declan Aungier’. 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.
Nominations for the September Sports Achievement Award
The following nominations were received for the Butler’s Bar Fethard Sports Achievement Award for the month of September.
- Fethard Ladies Junior A Football Team – County champions in the A grade for the first time beating Thurles Sarsfields by 5 points in the final.
- Anner Gaels Minor Hurling Team – Winners of the South Tipp B championship beating Clerihan in the final.
- Sean McGarry Thompson – Bronze medal winner at the Three-County Archery competition held at Loughcrew, Co. Cavan.
- Patrician Presentation U18 Hurling team – Nominated as the first hurling team in 17 years to represent the school at Munster level.
- Dorothy Wall – Picked for Munster and Ireland at U18 level – the first lady from Fethard to achieve such an honour.
- Fethard Boys U10 Hurling team – Shield Winners at the U10 tournament hosted by the St. Patricks club.
The winner will be announced at a special presentation function in Butler’s Bar on Friday night next, October 6, at 10pm. All are welcome.
Two extra nights for ‘Fr Barry’ play
Local playwright Paul Maher, Coolmoyne, will stage two extra night’s performance of Dreamtime Theatre’s production of his play, ‘Fr Barry & The Workhouse Master’, at Cashel Courthouse on Thursday, October 5, and Friday, October 6, starting at 8.30pm. The play about the Cashel priest, Fr. John Barry, who became a workhouse pauper in Cashel, Thurles and Clonmel, was a popular success at the recent Cashel Arts Festival and will run for 70 minutes with no interval. Seating limited so booking is essential at 087 4135228.
Choral Society invite new members to practice
Fethard Choral Society has commenced practice for the coming year. The Society recently sang at the Harvest Festival in Holy Trinity Church, Fethard and at a charity concert in Old St. Mary’s, Clonmel.
The Society is looking for new members and would love to see any of former members re-join. For further information contact musical director Ann Barry: 087 619 4215 or any member.
Running for Charity
Local runners Marianne Shortall and Irene Sharpe (right) photographed taking part in the 2017 Tipperary Women’s Mini Marathon in Clonmel last weekend where over 700 participants took part.
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
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.
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