Fethard and Killusty Anglers AGM
Fethard and Killusty Anglers photographed at their competition on the Anner on April 2, 2017. L to R: P.J. Cody, Noel Doherty, Tom Fogarty, Seán Maher, Robert Hackett, Paddy Prendergast, Johnny Brannigan, Aidan Langton, Colm Hackett, Billy O'Reilly, Kevin Lafford, Derek Cagney, Shane McDermott, Albert Adcock, James Maher, Conor Cagney and Jack Maher. Missing from photo are: John Lalor
Fethard and Killusty Anglers will hold their Annual General Metting on Friday February 23, at 8pm in the Tirry Community Centre, Barrack Street, Fethard. All members and anyone interested in joining are welcome to attend the meeting. Further details on membership can be had by contacting Seán Maher on 085 7050580 or Colm Hackett on 086 8397868.
Fethard and Killusty Anglers is one of the most successful competitive clubs in Ireland, with several All Ireland and Munster titles. Senior and Juvenile anglers have represented Ireland in European, World, 5 Nations and Bank Internationals and they are all willing to give their time to anyone who wants to get started or learn new methods or techniques.
Flyfishing is a wonderful hobby and gets you out in the fresh air, on the beautiful Clashawley and Anner rivers and perhaps encountering wildlife you may not otherwise have seen. We have a friendly and encouraging environment so why not give it a try this Spring, and to any current members; tight lines for the season ahead.
The death has occurred on Thursday, February 22, 2018, of Joan Cummins (née Sayers), Mayfield, Cashel, and St. Patrick's Place, Fethard, peacefully at South Tipperary General Hospital. Joan, beloved wife of the late Billy. Deeply regretted by her loving daughters Majella Lynch and Ursula Ryan, sons Jimmy and John, sons-in-law Declan and Donal, daughters-in-law Muriel and Martina, grandchildren Emlyn, Aaron, Daniel, Craig, Killian, Adrian, Alan, James and Stefan, great-grandchildren Addison and Robyn, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends. May She Rest In Peace
Reposing at her daughter Ursula Ryan’s residence, Knockentemple, Rosegreen, Cashel, on Friday evening,February 23, from 4pm to 8pm. Requiem Mass on Saturday in the Church of Our Lady of Fatima, Dualla, at 11.30am followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, to the Friends of St. Patrick’s Hospital, Cashel.
The death has occurred on Thursday, February 22, 2018, of Hannah Ellen Hayes, Fethard, and Newmarket, Cork, (unexpectedly). Hannah Ellen, aged 1 year and 5 months, cherished and adored daughter of Kieran and Noelle (née O’Reilly) and much loved sister of Declan and Cillian. Sadly missed by her parents, brothers, grandparents P.J. (and the late Nancy) Hayes, Michael and Anna O’Reilly, uncles, aunts, relatives and her many loving cousins.
Reception into St. Mary’s Church, Newmarket, on Tuesday at 1pm for 2pm Mass of the Angels. Burial private afterwards. Suaimhneas síoraí dá hanam dílis.
Community Games Area Handwriting and Art Results
Group of Community Games Handwriting medal winners pictured in Holy Trinity National School with area-secretary Noreen Sheehy. L to R: Roisin Tyrell, Jason Trehy, Cody Bradshaw, Noreen Sheehy (Area Secretary), Micheal O’Rahilly, Paddy Ryan, Isobel O’Donnell, Kiera Daniels and Sami Laaksonen.
The results of the area Community Games Handwriting competition were as follows: Girls U10, 1st Inez Byrne, 2nd Claire Fitzgerald, 3rd Roisin Tyrell; Boys U10, 1st Joe Purcell, 2nd Cody Bradshaw, Fethard, 3rd Jason Trehy. Girls U12, 1st Ciara Daniels, 2nd Isobel O'Donnell, 3rd Sarah Moore. Boys U12, 1st Michael O'Rahilly, 2nd Paddy Ryan, 3rd Sami Laaksonen.
Claire Fitzgerald, Crampscastle, Fethard, who came second in the U10 Handwriting, pictured at the Community Games medal presentation with Noreen Sheehy (Area Secretary)
The results of the area Community Games Art competition were as follows: U8 Girls, 1st Ruby Holohan, Killusty, 2nd Anna May O'Meara, Fethard, 3rd Talya Baraz, Fethard. U8 Boys, 1st Sam Donovan, Killusty, 2nd Ewan Byrne, Killusty, 3rd Thomas O'Rahilly, Tinakelly, Fethard. U10 Girls, 1st Suzy Murphy, Main Street, Fethard, 2nd Maeve Collum, Ballyvaden, Joint 3rd Ella Deegan and Mai Hayes, Saucestown. U10 Boys, 1st Kelvin Ryan, 2nd Joseph Gaule, 3rd Oisin McAndrew, all from Fethard. U12 Girls, 1st Freya Byrne, Killusty, 2nd Sarah Moore, Killusty, 3rd Megan Lyons, Fethard. U12 Boys, 1st Danny Shelly, Killusty, 2nd Jake Feery, Killusty, 3rd Criostóir Sheehy. Fethard. U14 Girls, 1st Emily Davey, Killusty, 2nd Amy Morrissey, Killusty, 3rd Holly Hayes, Fethard. U14 Boys, 1st Jack Davey, Killusty, 2nd Evan Moore, Killusty.
Noreen Sheehy (Area Secretary) presenting Handwriting medals in Killusty National School to L to R: Sarah Moore (bronze), Joe Purcell (gold) and Inez Byrne (gold).
Tots Non Qualifing Event: 1st Caitlin Feery, 2 Tristan Byrne, Joint 3rd Zoe Thompson (Killusty) and Adam James Ward, Fethard. Tots will get gold, silver and bronze medals but don't go to Thurles.
Best of luck to all those going to the County Finals next Saturday. Handwriting event will commence at 10am and Art at 12 noon. Entry Fee €2.
Fiona Barry, Tullamaine, who won gold in Community Games U12 Recitation County Final
Fethard Killusty area made history at the Community Games County Final of the Talent Competition, held in Silvermines on Friday night last when Fiona Barry, Tullamaine won a gold medal in U12 Recitation.
Fethard and Killusty Area competitors sporting their medals won at the swimming County Finals. Back L to R: Isobel Maher, Mark O'Meara, Ronan O'Meara, Aoibheann Collum. Front L to R: Lauren Connolly and Meadbh Collum.
The area also had further success at the County Finals of Swimming, held in Thurles on Sunday, when Isobel Maher, Tinakelly, won a gold medal, and Mark O'Meara won silver. Our other competitors, Aoibhinn and Meadbh Collum, Lauren Connolly and Ronan O'Meara, all performed very well and enjoyed the occasion.
Social dancing at Fethard Ballroom
Fethard Ballroom continues its social dancing on this coming Sunday Night, February 25, to the very popular music of 'T. Bone Country'. 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.
Fethard Day Care Centre
The Fethard & District Day Care Centre will hold a Senior Day on Friday, February 23, from 10.30am. The chiropodist will be in attendance. All seniors welcome.
Fethard Convent Community Hall 'Hip Hop'
Due to popular demand, Fethard Convent Community Hall will host the Synergy Dance Club on Mondays from 5pm to 6pm, starting this week. The group will cover all styles of Hip Hop dancing for the following age groups, from 4 to 8 year olds, from 9 to 12 year olds, and for over 13 year olds. Price is €6 and and annual registreation fee of €15. Places are limited so contact Pamela Sweeney at 086 8743752 for further information. Synergy Dance Club has produced a host of All-Ireland champion and premier champion dancers.
Fethard Bridge Club
On Wednesday, February 7, we had our charity night and the results were: 1st Gross, Nell Broderick and David O'Meara; 2nd Gross, Carmel Condon and Brendan Kenny; 3rd Gross, Monica Anglim and Betty Walsh; 1st Nett, Tony Hanrahan and Keith Woodlock; 2nd Nett, Marie Delaney and Ann O'Dea; 3rd Nett, Rita Holohan and Ellen Rochford.
Bridge starts at 7.15pm every week. Anyone looking for a partner contact Berney Myles at Tel: 6132038.
Killusty Pony Show officers elected
The Annual General Meeting of the Killusty Pony Show was held on Tuesday, February 13, at which the following officers were elected for the coming year: Pat Culligan (chairman), Jenny Butler (secretary) and Lorraine Thompson (treasurer). The committee invite anyone interested in helping in any way at this year's show, which is due to take place on Saturday, July 7, 2018, to please contact any member of the committee.
Fethard Ladies Rugby continue their fantastic run
Fethard U15 Girls who beat beat Ballina Killaoe team 31-7 in the Munster Cup semi-final. Back L to R: Orla Maher, Eabha Fitzgerald, Shauna Maher, Niamh Flatley, Lia Coady, Karen Bennett, Annica O'Connor, Nicole Vaughan, Natasha McGarry, Sophia O'Brien. Front L to R: Niamh Doyle, Evelyn Gayson Molloy, Marta Gonzalez, Clodagh Fanning, Orlaith Breen, Kate Flannery, Lucy Murphy, Aoibhe Gayson Molloy and Ella Shelley
Fethard Girls Rugby fun continues with fine performances at the weekend. Starting with our U15 girls who beat a capable Ballina Killaoe team 31-7 in the Munster Cup semi-final, held with a last-minute change at Kilfecle RFC who we would like to say a huge thanks for accommodating us this weekend, with the recent weather conditions to get these important deadline matches played.
Fethard girls were quickly off the mark with top try scorer Nicole Vaughan, scoring 4 tries in total during the game and ably converted by Aoibhe Gayson Molloy (who scored three conversions in the game). Kate Flannery (captain) scored Fethard's second try of the match. Strong throughout the first half Fethard was not only strong in attack, but also in defence. The team itself work hard for each other and with Shauna Maher, Sophia O'Brien, Eabha Fitzgerald, Ella Shelly, Natasha McGarry and Orlaith Breen in the forwards, together with Nicole kept the Ballina girls from making headway, and their work rate was exceptional. Karen Bennett worked excellent in the centre of the field with scrum-half Lucy Murphy to keep the ball constantly alive, and turning over the ball and tackling at every opportunity.
Our full-back Annica O'Connor was kept busy with Ballina Killaloe trying to kick over our defence throughout, but the Fethard girls were quick to support with Marta Gonzalez and Niamh Flatey on the wings letting nothing past them throughout and gaining huge advance, yards wide in attack. Evelyn Gayson and Lia Coady did not wish to be out done and kept the consistent tackling up throughout with all the team. Likewise, Niamh Doyle and Orla Maher who have shown huge improvement this season to this team. Not forgetting newcomer Clodagh Fanning who showed great hands on her first competitive game with the team.
This was a mighty effort by all the girls to reach the Munster Cup final and a credit to themselves with the camaraderie that they have fostered together along with the fun they have, not forgetting the support they give to each other. They are a wonderful team with great support from their families and a credit to the club. Wishing our girls the very best in the final set for Saturday, March 3. Venue to be confirmed.
U18 Girls beat Newport in the Munster Cup quarter-final
Fethard U18 Girls Rugby team who beat Newport in the Munster Cup quarter-final. Back L to R: Polly Murphy (coach), Matilda Magner, Mairead McCarthy, Molly Williams, Jen Fogarty, Ciara Morrissey, Dorothy Wall, Claire Bennett, Pat O'Donnell (coach). Front L to R: Aoife Hayes, Ciara Dwan, Orla O'Donnell, Kate Gayson Molloy, Lauren Dooley, Isobel Kennedy and Faye Dowling.
Our U18 Girls were out on Sunday and convincingly beat Newport in the Munster Cup quarter-final. A good performance from these girls to score 11 tries in the match and put in a solid performance working well together. Dorothy Wall was top try scorer, closely followed by Faye Dowling with three tries. Also recording tries were Lauren Dooley, Ciara Dwan, Isobel Kennedy and Claire Bennett. Kate Gayson ably scored 10 conversions throughout, superbly assisted by Orla O'Donnell, Jen Fogarty, Matilda Magner, Molly Williams, Ciara Morrissey, Aoife Hayes and Mairead McCarthy. These girls never shirked responsibility throughout the match and a well versed Newport Squad tried to spread the ball wide, but the Fethard Girls had the wings ably covered. The work rate throughout the game was great to see from the girls, and the support and back up they give on the pitch is very impressive. Wishing the girls the best of luck when they play Last year's League / Cup double winners Listowel on Saturday at 11am in Fethard in the Munster Cup Semi Final. We would love to see you there to cheer on the Fethard Girls.
Mini Girls blitz cancelled
Our Mini Girls were due to play this weekend, but weather conditions meant that their planned blitz was cancelled on Sunday morning, but let them not be forgotten as they are an improving squad from U8 to U13 and show great promise for the future. Thanks again to our sponsors O'Donnell Fencing for the continued support to girls' rugby in Fethard. New members are always welcome to training on Friday evenings in Fethard and Monday evenings in Rosegreen at 7.30pm. For any enquires please contact Polly on 086 3394959.
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The numbers drawn on February 14, were: 9, 10, 22 and 32. There was no jackpot winner and one 'Match Three' winner who received €150: Rita Kane, Kerry Street, Fethard.
The following three 'Lucky Dip' winners received €50 each: Myna Gorey, Drangan; Frank Napper, The Green, Fethard; and Christine Brett, The Valley, Fethard.
Next week's draw takes place on Wednesday, February 21. 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, February 16, were: 11, 14, 21 and 36. There was no jackpot winner and one 'match three' winner who received €100: Isobel Corbett, St. Rita's Camogie. Two luck dip winners received €25 Each: Michael Sheehan, Killusty; and Eabha Ryan, Ladies Football Club.
The next draw takes place on Friday, February 23, 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.
The death has occurred on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, of John Holway, Madamsland, Fethard, at South Tipperary General Hospital. John, predeceased by his brother Fr Jim Holway, is deeply regretted by his loving sister Alice, many cousins, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.
Reposing at McCarthy's Funeral Home, Fethard on Thursday, February 22, from 5.30pm with removal to Holy Trinity Parish Church, Fethard, at 7pm. Funeral Mass on Friday at 11am followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Patrician Presentation's two regional finalists for this year’s Junk Kouture competition
Pictured are Fethard Patrician Presentation Secondary School’s two regional finalists for this year's Junk Kouture competition. Maggie Fitzgerald (left) will model 'Age of Aquarius', and Daragh Fenlon will model 'Libertas’. Also on Daragh's team are Emily Fitzgerald and Caoimhe O'Meara; and on Maggie’s team is Rachel Prout.
This year there are three stages to the voting, with the first one beginning on February 12, and called the lifeline vote. All non-regional finalists will take part in a public vote, the top five with the most votes, one from each region, north, south, east, west and Dublin, will also make it through to the regional final. These additional finalists will be announced on the February 17.
The regional final this year will be held in University Concert Hall Limerick, on Friday, March 9, with tickets going on sale Monday February 19. The second set of voting will take place between February 19 and February 23.
Junk Kouture has a brand new app which can be downloaded directly from the App Store for iPhones, and Android users can access the online version of the app through their browser. Thanks to all for participating. VOTE NOW
Voting in this year’s Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture competition is going to be a little different. We have some exciting changes coming your way! There will be 3 voting periods this year: The Lifeline, the Regional, and the Grand Final. Each voting period will last 5 days and will take place over the following dates:
- Lifeline Vote: 12-16 February
- Regional Vote: 19-23 February
- Grand Final Vote: 1-5 April
Anybody can vote! You don’t have to be entering the competition or know someone who is. Voting will take place at: https://app.junkkouture.com/ Each day during a voting period you will be able to vote for any design once (there is no cap on how many design you can vote for in a day, but only 1 vote per design).
At the end of each voting period, there will be a Super Friday vote: Throughout the week you can complete activities to get extra votes, which will add up over the voting week to be used on Friday. At the end of the week, you can put the total number of votes towards ONE outfit. You’ll need to choose carefully- there’s no going back after you’ve spent your Super Friday votes! You can still give your regular daily votes to other designs on Super Friday.
There are a few different ways you can get Super Friday votes. You can complete any, all, or none! Each day that you vote for even 1 outfit gives you 1 Super Friday vote. Each day you can also share any outfit on Facebook for an extra vote (you can share as many as outfits as you’d like, but you will only get 1 Super Friday vote per day that you share). There will also be social media accounts that you can follow which will give you 5 Super Friday votes each.
In each voting period, you can give 1 design a maximum of 25 Super Friday votes and 5 standard votes for a total of 30 possible votes. Designs that you do not choose to allocate your Super Friday votes to can still get up to 5 regular votes from each voter throughout the week!
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
Killenaule Presentation to Schoolmaster Dan Mullins (1983)
These photographs were taken at a Killenaule Presentation to retired schoolmaster Dan Mullins in December 1983 - maybe somebody would have the names of the people in the photographs? We have received some names from the Fethard Faces and Places from the Past page on Facebook. Please send any further information on captions to email@example.com
Group at a presentation to Killenaule schoolmaster Dan Mullins on his retirement in December 1983. Back L to R: Tony Purcell, Philip Bulfin, Anna Bulfin, ?, Gus Bulfin, Pat Lahart, Ann O'Sullivan. Front L: to R: Mai Bulfin, Sheila O'Sullivan, Chrissie Mooney, Fr. Tom Breen, ?, and ?.
L to R: Jimmy McLoughlin, Christine Butler (McLoughlin), Bridget Hickey, Connor Burke and Mickey McLoughlin.
Group of men from Ballinure ?
L to R: Teresa Sullivan, Selina Bolger, Janet Butler, Carol Lawlor, Marie Dunne, all from Killenaule.
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