Community Games Winter Games
The closing date for entries for the following events on the winter games programme is Friday, December 1. If anybody is interested in any of the following events please contact our secretary Noreen Sheehy, as soon as possible: Tel: 087 3184298. Late enteries will not be accepted.
Futsal U13 Boys & Girls and u15 Boys & Girls
Badminton u15 Boys & Girls
Spikeball u14 Boys & Girls
Basketball, U11 Mixed, U13 Boys & Girls U16 Boys 7 Girls
Tag Rugby U11 Mixed and U14 Mixed.
(Has to be 2 girls on field at all times)
Mini Rugby U11 Boys
Soccer 7 a side. U12 Girls & U15 Girls
Table Tennis U13 Girls & Boys. U16 Girls & Boys
Chess U16 Mixed
Draughts U10, U12, U14 & U16 all mixed teams.
Table Quiz U14 will take place in Thurles in the New year. Entries for this event is on the night. Areas may bring as many teams as they wish. Panel of 6 (4 on team and 2 subs).
Recent Deaths The death has occurred on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, of Fr. John A. Meagher OSA, in his 102nd year. Late of the Augustinian Abbey, Fethard, Fr John died peacefully in St. Augustine’s, Taylors Lane, Ballyboden, Dublin. Special Uncle to Lucia McGuirk and Sean and Anne McGovern, granduncle to Alan, Laura and Hugh. Sadly missed by his relations, his many friends and all his Augustinian Confreres. May he Rest in Peace.
Reposing in St. Augustine’s, Taylor’s Lane, Dublin, on Wednesday afternoon with Prayer Service at 3pm. Removal to The Augustinian Abbey, Fethard, arriving at 7pm for Reception of Remains. Funeral Mass on Thursday at 11am with burial immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.
The late Sean Evans
The death has occurred on Monday, November 13, 2017, of Sean Evans, Congress Terrace, Fethard. Sean, deeply regretted by his sisters Maura, Annie, Noreen, Frances and Agnes, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.May he rest in peace.
Reposing at his home in Congress Terrace on Thursday, November 16, from 6pm with removal to the Augustinian Abbey Church at 8pm. Funeral Mass on Friday at 11am followed by burial in Calvary Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu to Tipperary Hospice.
Social dancing at Fethard Ballroom
Dancing at Fethard Ballroom on Sunday Night, November 19, to the music of ‘Brendan McGee’. 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.
Sale of Work in Moyglass
Moyglass Sports and Leisure Centre will hold their annual Sale of Work and Auction in aid of Moyglass Senior Citizens’ Christmas party on Sunday, November 19, at 1pm. Any donations would be greatly appreciated and can be given to any committee member or left at the hall on Saturday, November 18.
Legendary Australian documentary photographer visits Fethard
Legendary Australian photojournalist and documentary photographer, Dr Michael Coyne, photographed with Johnny Sheehan (right) on his visit to Fethard last week.
Last Thursday, November 9, legendary Australian photojournalist and documentary photographer, Dr Michael Coyne, paid a visit to Fethard to capture local people going about their daily lives. Michael is a photographer whose client list includes some of the most prestigious magazine, corporate and institutional clients and has worked on assignments and appeared in magazines such as: Newsweek, Life, Time, National Geographic Magazine, New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Smithsonian, German Geo, French Geo, Paris Match, Madame La Figaro, London Observe Magazine, London Independent Magazine, Travel Holiday, and Vogue.
A longtime Fujifilm camera user and Fujifilm Ambassador, Dr Coyne was chosen to test the Fujifilm GFX 50S on his worldwide travels and did so on his few days visit to Fethard where he arranged to visit and photograph some of Fethard’s well-known residents such as Johnny Sheehan and Jimmy O’Shea and photographed them at work in his easy unobtrusive style that is very obvious in his work to date.
On Thursday night he paid a visit to McCarthys where he spent some time photographing members of the Pheasant Pluckers as they played their music, and again very unobtrusive in his approach, using just available light for most of his work. Maybe at some stage we may see the fruits of his Fethard visit and see our town through the eyes of one of the world’s best award-winning photojournalist and documentary photographer. Michael’s photography can be viewed on www.michaelcoyne.com.au
Patrician Presentation Parents’ Association Quiz
Winners of the Junior Section at the Patrician Presentation Parents’ Association Table Quiz L to R: Keenan Aherne, Jack Spillane, Darragh Hurley and Keith Morrissey
Thank you very much to all those who very kindly supported the Patrician Presentation Parents’ Association Quiz on October 23. The quiz was a great success and a very enjoyable night was had by all. Congratulations to the winners of the Adult Section: David Morrissey, Jean Morrissey, Martina Cowlard and James Cowlard and to the winners of the Junior Section: Keith Morrissey, Darragh Hurley, Jack Spillane and Keenan Aherne.
Winners of the Adult Section at the Patrician Presentation Parents’ Association Table Quiz L to R: David Morrissey, James Cowlard, Martina Cowlard and Jean Morrissey.
Mass for Deceased Members of Fethard GAA
A Mass for deceased members of Fethard & Killusty GAA Club will be celebrated on Friday next November 17, at 7pm in Holy Trinity Parish Church Fethard. All are welcome.
Fethard U14 County 'B' League Champions
St. Rita’s Camogie Club Under-14 County B League Champions
Back L to R: Sue Quigley, Niamh Hayes, Rose O’Donnell, Lily O’Mahony, Jess Gleeson, Jess Strappe, Jessica Moloney, Emily Ryan, Anna Prendergast, Grainne Murray, Ciara Spillane, Heather Spillane, Kelly Ryan, Margaret Hogan, Sandra Spillane. Front L to R: Willie Morrissey, Nell Spillane, Ali O’Connell, Àine Ryan, Eabha Hogan, Joanne Hickey, Aoife Morrissey (capt), Erin O’Brien, Megan Quigley, Eimear O’Connor and Rachel Butler.
Well done to St. Rita’s Camogie Club, Fethard, on their victory over Silvermines in the U14B County League Final on Sunday, November 12. It was a hard-fought battle seeing St. Rita’s down a single point at halftime. The girls played fantastic camogie and came away victors on a score line of 2-2 to 4 pts. Thanks to Sandra Spillane, Sue Quigley, Margaret Hogan and Willie Morrissey for all their work with this team in 2017.
Fethard Rugby 1st XV continue their winning streak
Fethard Rugby 1st XV continue their winning streak with an impressive 19-5 away win against a strong Fermoy team. Fethard started at a blistering pace and strong carries from Chris Large and Tommy Keavney saw space created out wide and a good backs’ move saw Willie Morgan break the line to put Gary Kavanagh in for the opening try of the game. Kavanagh added the conversion.
From the restart Fethard continued at a strong pace with Jamie McCormack and Justin Carey making their presence felt with big carries. Some good link play between backs and forwards allowed Sam Bergerson make a super break and Shane Kavanagh running a good support line managed to touch down in the corner.
Fermoy started to pile on the pressure in the closing stages of the first half but a great defensive effort from Richie Houlihan, Rob Murphy, Danny Lambe and Ash Weston kept Fermoy out. Willie Morgan was quick off the line and managed to intercept a loose Fermoy pass and like a hurdler tore down the field to score under the posts. Kavanagh added the conversion to leave the half time score 19-0 to Fethard. The second half was a much closer affair with Fethard defending for long spells, it was only when Fethard lost two players to the bin, Fermoy managed to capitalise and touched down in the corner. This left the final score 19-5 in favour of Fethard.
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The numbers drawn on November 8, were: 20, 26, 27 and 29. There was no jackpot winner and one ‘Match Three’ winner who received €150: Christine Brett, The Valley, Fethard.
The following three ‘Lucky Dip’ winners also received €50 each: Joan Gleeson, Knockelly, Fethard; Marie Butler, Garrinch, Fethard; and Anna Cooke, St. Patricks Place, Fethard.
Next week’s draw takes place on Wednesday, November 15. 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, October 10, were: 17, 23, 25 and 26. There was no jackpot winner and no ‘match three’ winner.
One Lucky Dip winner received €50: Mickey Smyth, The Well, Fethard. Four Lucky Dip winners received €25 each: Philip Dalton, c/o Cathal Hurley; Denis O’Donovan, Jossestown; Paudie Spillane, Tullamaine; and Eddie Croke, St. Patrick’s Place, Fethard.
The next draw takes place on Friday, November 17, 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.
World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
Sunday, November 19, is World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims and to mark the occasion a special mass will be celebrated in the Augustinian Abbey, Fethard, at 11.30am on that day.
Since record keeping began in 1959 more than 29,000 people have died in Ireland as a result of road accidents. The figure across the globe is all but immeasurable. All are welcome to join in this ceremony in Fethard united with our fellow citizens around the world on this important occasion.
The third Sunday of November was designated by the United Nations some years ago as a special day to remember traffic victims. The resolution was adopted unanimously and the ceremony in Fethard is in keeping with the spirit of it.
Packed attendance at opening of Sheela na Gig Glass
Photographed at the Official Opening of the Sheela na Gig Venetian Glass Sculptures exhibition in FHC Experience Fethard are L to R: Terry Cunningham (Fethard Historical Society), Jimmy O'Sullivan (Fethard Business & Tourism Group), Shannon Forrest (FHC Eperience), Carmel Mooney (Artist) and Maureen Beary Ryan, Art Historian, Former Director of the friends of the National Gallery of Ireland, who officially opened the exhibition. The exhibition will continue to Thursday, November 23, open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm.
On Thursday November 2nd Fethard Horse Country Experience was packed to capacity with people celebrating the official opening of Carmel Mooney’s ‘Sheela na Gig Venetian Glass Sculpture’ exhibition, the first time these pieces have ever been on show to the public. Carmel, originally from Kilkenny but now living and working in Dublin is an internationally renowned painter and in recent years delved into glass sculpture with her Fire Bird Series and now Sheela na Gigs.
Maureen Beary Ryan, Art Historian, Former Director of the friends of the National Gallery of Ireland, who officially opened the exhibition
Maureen Beary Ryan, former Director of the Friends of the National Gallery of Ireland and originally from Cahir, officially opened the exhibition. Terry Cunningham of the Fethard Historical Society also spoke about the Sheela na Gig’s located within Fethard and gave the crowds an in depth talk on their historical context and over time. Huge support was shown by the local community along with many people travelling from afar to visit including Dublin, Wicklow and Cork.
Photographed at the Official Opening of the Sheela na Gig Venetian Glass Sculptures exhibition in FHC Experience Fethard are L to R: Sean Corcoran, Jim Colgan, Carmel Mooney (Artist) and Julie King.
This exhibition is the first one of its kind in Fethard Horse Country Experience and certainly not the last according to Manager, Shannon Forrest. The ground floor is a space which can be adapted to hold future exhibitions or similar and can be used for meetings and get-togethers for all to enjoy. The exhibition will continue to Thursday November 23rd, FHC Experience is open Tuesday to Saturday 10am – 4pm. For more information please call 052-6130439 or visit www.fhcexperience.ie
Photographed at the Official Opening of the Sheela na Gig Venetian Glass Sculptures exhibition in FHC Experience Fethard are L to R: Fiona Grassick, Shannon Forrest, Patricia Ponsonby and Julian Ponsonby.
Photographed at the Official Opening of the Sheela na Gig Venetian Glass Sculptures exhibition in FHC Experience Fethard are L to R: Lucia Gannon, Liam Meagher and Kate Corcoran.
Photographed at the Official Opening of the Sheela na Gig Venetian Glass Sculptures exhibition in FHC Experience Fethard are L to R: Breda McCrea, Billy McCrea and Douglas Mooney (Visual Artist and son of Carmel Mooney).
Photographed at the Official Opening of the Sheela na Gig Venetian Glass Sculptures exhibition in FHC Experience Fethard are L to R: Anne Kavanagh, Niamh Strudwick and Tim Kavanagh.
Photographed at the Official Opening of the Sheela na Gig Venetian Glass Sculptures exhibition in FHC Experience Fethard are L to R: David Curran and his wife Frances Curran.
Photographed at the Official Opening of the Sheela na Gig Venetian Glass Sculptures exhibition in FHC Experience Fethard are L to R: Brian Sheehy (Chairperson Fethard & Killusty Community Council) and his wife Noreen Sheehy.
Photographed at the Official Opening of the Sheela na Gig Venetian Glass Sculptures exhibition in FHC Experience Fethard are L to R: Daniel O'Connell, Rachel Nicholson, Carmel Hayes and Michelle O'Connell.
Photographed at the Official Opening of the Sheela na Gig Venetian Glass Sculptures exhibition in FHC Experience Fethard are L to R: John F. Ryan and Philip Mortell.
Photographed at the Official Opening of the Sheela na Gig Venetian Glass Sculptures exhibition in FHC Experience Fethard are L to R: Bob Lanigan, Tadhg Gleeson and Peter Steele.
Photographed at the Official Opening of the Sheela na Gig Venetian Glass Sculptures exhibition in FHC Experience Fethard are L to R: Jennifer Whyte, Dóirín Saurus, Carmel Mooney (Artist), John Fahey and Terry Cunningham.
Photographed at the Official Opening of the Sheela na Gig Venetian Glass Sculptures exhibition in FHC Experience Fethard are L to R: Mary Dunne and Ann (Hurley) Corrigan, formerly from Congress Terrace, Fethard.
Photographed at the Official Opening of the Sheela na Gig Venetian Glass Sculptures exhibition in FHC Experience Fethard are L to R: Rosemary Ponsonby, Pat Looby and Kate Corcoran.
Photographed at the Official Opening of the Sheela na Gig Venetian Glass Sculptures exhibition in FHC Experience Fethard are L to R: Niamh Strudwick, Dr. Maureen Concannon (author of 'The Sacred Whore: Sheela, Goddess of the Celts'), Carmel Mooney (Artist) and Anne Kavanagh.
Patrician Presentation Awards Day Video
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Presentation to Michael Higgins
Photographed at the Opening Meet of Tipperary Fohounds in Fethard on Monday, October 30, are L to R: Tom Frayne, Andre Michalski, Paul Ronan, Michael Higgins and Yvonne McClintock. A special presentation was made to Michael Higgins by Paul Ronan MFH to mark the occasion of Michael attending his 50th consecutive Opening Meet. (Photos by Larry Kenny)
At the Opening Meet of Tipperary Foxhounds held in Fethard on Monday, October 30, Paul Ronan MFH made a presentation to Michael Higgins, a very special member of the Tipperary Foxhounds, to was attending his 50th consecutive Opening Meet.
Michael was a legendary huntsman who hunted the pack for many seasons and was instrumental in breeding the ancestors of many of the hounds that hunt with us today. A superb horseman with a fantastic ability to cross country, Michael is always quick to encourage the youngest members of the field who might be daunted by the sight of some of our Tipperary banks.
It’s an honour and a privilege to hunt alongside such a knowledgeable hunting expert and we wish him many more happy seasons ahead!
Mairead Ryan with her granddaughter Kaitlyn Ryan at the Opening Meet in Fethard.
L to R: Aidan Kennedy. Tom Kennedy and Kaitlyn Ryan at the Opening Meet in Fethard.
Emily Sayers photographed at the Opening Meet in Fethard.
L to R: Maria, Edward, Mimie and Rosie Mai O’Grady at the Opening Meet in Fethard.
Tipperary Foxhounds arriving by Fethard Town Wall at their Opening Meet on Bank Holiday Monday, October 30.
St. Vincent de Paul help for Christmas
Fethard St. Vincent de Paul society invite applications for those who may need help for Christmas this year. Application forms will be available at the back of both Churches from this weekend. Please return same to any member of the Fethard Conference before November 30.
Seats still available for Fethard Players ‘Lughnasa’
Booking has been very active for Fethard Players production of ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’ which will continue its run in the Abymill Theatre up to this coming Saturday, November 18. Some tickets are still available at €15 each which can be booked during office hours at Fethard Tholsel (Town Hall), Main Street or by Telephone at: 085 2045909. This year’s play is produced by Marian Gilpin and shouldn’t be missed!
The cast, vibrant and enthusiastic, is made up of Ann Walsh as Kate, the eldest Mundy sister; Mia Treacy as the ebullient Maggie; Lisa Hanrahan as the quiet Agnes; Niamh Hayes plays the ‘Simple Rosie’ and Maeve Moclair, the youngest Mundy sister Christina. The male side of the cast enhances the sisters with Liam O’Connor playing Father Jack, the eldest and only brother back from Africa after years spent working in a leper colony in Uganda; the charming and reckless Gerry Evans is played by Tom Gilpin’. Richard Hayed takes the role of Michael, the narrator, although not directly appearing on stage with the sisters, is constant throughout, as this brief idyll of a summer in 1936 flows through his memory.
Cemetery Rosaries for November
Rosaries for the Holy Souls will be recited in the following cemeteries during the month of November.
Sunday, November 19: Rathcoole Cemetery at 2.30pm; Tullamaine Cemetery at 3pm; and Redcity Cemetery at 3.30pm.
Sunday, November 26: Kiltinan Cemetery at 3pm; and Kilmaclugh Cemetery at 3.45pm.
All are invited to come along and remember our loved ones who have passed on to their eternal reward.
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
Noel and Irene Sharpe with family members November 1990
Fethard Fancy Dress Parade 1990
Fethard Fancy Dress Parade 1990
Fethard Fancy Dress Parade 1990
Fethard Fancy Dress Parade 1990
Fethard Fancy Dress Parade 1990
Fethard Fancy Dress Parade 1990
St. Lukes Ball, January 1991. L to R: Judy and Sean Doyle, Joan and Liam Hayes
Fethard Presentation Convent group 1990.
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