Freddie White back in Crocanoir
Freddie White will play in Concert at Crocanoir on Wednesday, July 17, at 8pm. One of John Bermingham's all time favourite performers, he is delighted to welcome Freddie back to perform at Crocanoir.
His unique interpretations of classic songs have earned Freddie a unique status in The Irish music world over the past 40 years. A rich voice complimented by deft guitar work makes each song a treasure.
Tickets and further information from John Bermingham at Tel: 086 8907329 or visit www.crocanoir.com
Calvary Cemetery Mass streamed live on Friday
This Friday's Cemetery Mass, July 5, will be streamed live on the internet from Calvary Cemetery, at 7.30pm. Please come along and invite your family and friends abroad or away from Fethard to join us online for this special celebration remembering our family and friends who have passed to their eternal reward. Tune in at: www.parishchurch.net
Cyclists lead the way for Louis Coen Memorial 100km
The fourteen cyclists that took part in the Louis Coen Memorial 100km Cycle in aid of Palliative Care at South Tipperary General Hospital in Clonmel. The 100km Cycle commence from outside the late Louis Coen's house in Killusty and was completed by covering a five-lap route around the Killusty, Cloneen and Fethard area. Back L to R: Michael Quinlan, Johnny Neville, Tony Shelly, P.J. Aherne, Eugene Blanchfield, John Hurley, Tom Anglim, Tommy Gahan. Front L to R: Gerry Murphy, Chris Coen, Jimmy O'Meara, Mikey Aherne, Stephen O'Donnell and Liam McInerney.
On a dampish Saturday morning last, June 29, fourteen cyclists led out on a 100km cycle covering five laps around a designated course in the Killusty, Cloneen and Fethard area, to raise funds for the Palliative Care Unit at South Tipperary General Hospital in Clonmel.
This fundraiser was brainchild of Chris Coen, whose late father Louis Coen died from Cancer on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Chris, feeling he’d like to acknowledge the marvellous palliative treatment his father received, contacted his good friend Michael Quinlan, Tullamaine, and in the following months a date for the first ‘Louis Coen Memorial 100km Cycle’ evolved, supported and encouraged by their families and many friends.
Photographed at the start of the Louis Coen Memorial 100km Cycle in aid of Palliative Care at South Tipperary General Hospital are event route marshals L to R: Cyril Helnwein, Liam Kenny, Declan McNamara, Andrew Stokes and John O'Gorman.
As the event approached, cyclists were enlisted and several offers of help from home and away, pledged to support the event. Donny Tobin, formerly from Kilnockin, Fethard, and now working for Jameson in New York, organised the donation of a full set of cycling gear for the fourteen riders worth approximately €5,000. Following this magnificent gesture, motion gathered, and wheels turned in the right direction with promises of a ‘Bouncy Castle’ from Albie Bonner, Cashel; D.J. Tracey offering a free performance; and the village of Killusty offering facilities and all-day food and entertainment for those involved.
An online ‘Go Fund Me’ webpage was set up called ‘100km Cycle in Aid of Palliative Care Team S.T.G.H.’ and donations can still be made by visiting the site.
Members of the extended Coen family and friends, out in force to help with the all-day catering at the Louis Coen Memorial 100km Cycle in aid of Palliative Care at South Tipperary General Hospital in Clonmel. L to R: Anne Coen, Shona Blanchfield, Louise Coen, Debbie Coen holding baby Teegan Power, Teresa Hurley, Ciara Aylward, Katie Coen with Kaiden Power in front, Bernadette Houlihan, Sarah Shelly (Coen) and Sandra Spillane.
Cyclists leaving from outside the late Louis Coen's home in Killusty, on their 100km Cycle in aid of Palliative Care at South Tipperary General Hospital.
Garda Claire Murphy helping with traffic control at the start of the Louis Coen Memorial 100km Cycle in Killusty
Special thanks and congratulations to the fourteen riders, Michael Quinlan, Gerry Murphy, P.J. Aherne, Mikey Aherne, Liam McInerney, Johnny Neville, Eugene Blanchfield, John Hurley, Chris Coen, Jimmy O'Meara, Tommy Gahan, Tom Anglim, Stephen O'Donnell and Tony Shelly, who set-off at 10.30am from outside the late Louis Coen’s home in Killusty, and returned at 4pm to Killusty Soccer Field where the local committee had refreshments ready for their well-earned rest.
Tipperary Senior Ladies Football team members, Oral O'Dywer and Lucy Spillane (right), photographed at the start of the Louis Coen Memorial 100km Cycle in Killusty.
Well known and respected Killusty resident, Christy Williams, out to greet the cyclists as they commence the Louis Coen Memorial 100km Cycle in Killusty.
We all are reminded that most families have been touched by the outstanding Palliative Care team and other Cancer Care services who all provide families with assistance, assurances and kindness during very difficult times. With this in mind, we congratulate all involved in organising this ‘Louis Coen Memorial 100km Cycle’ and this was further emphasised later that night by the huge crowd that attended Burke’s Bridge Bar in Fethard, dancing to the music of ‘D.J. Tracey’, and celebrating a job very well done!
Photographed at the start of the Louis Coen Memorial 100km Cycle in Killusty were L to R: Danny Shelly, Matt Coen, Conor Neville, Jake Coen and Charlie Hackett.
Eugene 'Buster' Purcell getting his 'bike' ready to follow the Louis Coen Memorial 100km Cycle in Killusty.
Photographed at the start of the Louis Coen Memorial 100km Cycle in Killusty are L to R: Grace Coen, Taryn Purcell, Ella Mai Hackett, Heather Spillane, Carri Davey and Nell Spillane.
Fethard & Killusty Community Council AGM
The Annual General Meeting of Fethard & Killusty Community Council will take place on Tuesday night, July 30, at 8pm in the Tirry Community Centre, Barrack Street, Fethard. All are welcome to come along.
Married recently in Edinburgh
Congratulation to Mark Barrett, Market Hill, Fethard, and his beautiful wife Kirsty Orr, who were married in
The Glasshouse Hotel, Edinburgh, on June 1, 2019. The couple first met in Australia a few years ago and are photographed above during their wedding ceremony in Edinburgh.
Nominations for June Sports Achievement Award
The following eleven nominations were received for the Butlers Bar Fethard Sports Achievement Award for June.
- Eoin Tynan – Winner of three racquetball gold medals at the Italian Open which qualifies him to represent Ireland at the upcoming Eurasia Championship in Seoul Korea, as well as the Euros in Frankfurt Germany.
- Brian Higgins and Michael O’Meara – Two local golfers who have qualified to represent Slievenamon as the Munster final of the HolmPatrick Cup coming up in Cork on the August bank holiday weekend.
- Fethard Ladies U12 team – Narrowly defeated in this year’s county final by Slieve Felim Rapparees.
- Fethard U8 Boys Football Team – Winners of the Danagher Cup with a fine victory over local rivals Clonmel Commercials in the final.
- Sam Donovan – Community Games U10 gold medallist at 100 metres. He now qualifies to represent Tipp in the All-Ireland finals which will be held in U.L.
- Lucy Spillane – A member of the Tipperary Intermediate football team winners of the Munster title against Clare on a scoreline 0-20 to 1-4.
- Aoibheann Collum and Nicole Delaney – Members of the U14 Tipperary football team beaten in the All-Ireland B final by a strong Limerick team.
- Harry Kelly – Three good winners for horse trainer Harry with two winners in Tramore and one in Roscommon.
- Ben Coen – Young apprentice jockey Ben had five winners in the last month adding to his ever growing reputation.
- Luke Coen – Luke and his horse ‘Stroke of Genius’ have been selected to represent Ireland at the Young Rider Europeans this year.
- Jake Coen – Jake who is currently competing on the pony racing circuit had two winners in June, one in Ballinagare and one in Castleisland.
The winner will be announced at a special presentation function in Butler’s Bar on this Friday night, July 5. All are welcome.
Augustinian Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine
The annual Augustinian Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will take place on Saturday, July 20, when a bus will leave Main Street, Fethard at 8am. The bus fare is €20 for adults, with accompanied children travelling free. Bookings in advance by contacting Augustinian Abbey Tel: (052) 6131273, or Michael Kenrick, Burke Street, Tel: 087 6781450.
Boys Soccer Team victorious in Munster Community Games
Jimmy Smith (coach) photographed with the Fethard boys U12 Community Games Soccer team winning the Munster Quarter-Final 4-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw after extra time. The boys now play Limerick in the Munster semi-final next Saturday in Tralee.
Congratulations to Fethard Killusty U12 Boys Soccer Team who were victorious in their Munster Community Games preliminary round against Clare (Six-Mile-Bridge) played in U.L on Saturday. Well done boys.
This was an amazing game between two very talented teams, ending 1-1 at full time. Extra time still could not separate the teams, so the game then went to penalties where the players showed their skill and accuracy winning a marathon but wonderful game.
Great credit due to coach Jimmy Smith who has these boys under his wing for a couple of years now. They will play Limerick in the Munster Semifinal in Tralee’s IT North Campus on Saturday, July 6, at 12.30pm. Check in 30 mins before game.
We wish them the best of luck in their journey to hopefully becoming Munster champions. Team members are: Gavin Neville, Criostóir Sheehy, Zach Smith, Noah O Flynn (captain) Jack Tobin, Sam Wyse, Michael Cuddihy, Sam Coen, Lee Delaney, Troy Delaney, Daniel Barry, Alec Knightly, Micheál O’Rahilly and Kelvin Ryan. Rory O’Mahony is also on the team.
Articles invited for Annual Emigrant's Newsletter
Work on compiling this year's Annual Emigrant's Newsletter has now commenced. We invite anyone interested in submitting articles or photographs for this year’s issue to contact Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road, Fethard, Tel: (052) 6131663 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fethard Pedallers present proceeds of ‘Pink Cycle’
Fethard Pedallers members presenting a cheque for €2,000 to Fethard Day Care Centre committee, proceeds from their recent ‘Pink Cycle’. Back L to R: Paul Shanahan, Geraldine Cahill, Mary O’Connell, Geraldine McCarthy, Bobbi Holohan, Dolores O’Donnell, Mollie Standbridge, Christine Butler. Front L to R: Alice Butler, Liam Hayes, Fionnuala O’Sullivan and Bridget O’Dwyer.
The Fethard Pedallers were delighted to present cheques for €2,000 each to the charities who benefitted from the recent hugely successful Pink Cycle. The Fethard and District Day Care Centre and to CARE Cancer Care Centre in Clonmel. Thanks to everyone who helped in any way and also to Tipperary Sports Partnership, Bike Week and Glenpatrick Spring Water.
Social dancing at Fethard Ballroom
Fethard Ballroom continues its social dancing on Sunday, July 7, to the music of ‘Muriel O’Connor and Fran Curry. All are welcome to come along and enjoy a great night’s entertainment and social dancing from 9pm to midnight. Admission is €9, which includes tea and cakes. For further information or for booking the ballroom, contact Eileen Coady, Tel: 086 0776420, Email: email@example.com
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The numbers drawn on Wednesday, June 26, were: 9, 11, 20 and 28. There was no jackpot winner and one ‘Match Three’ winner who received €150 each: Niamh Shanahan, Friarsgrange, Fethard.
The following three ‘Lucky Dip’ winners also received €50 each: Arthur Daly, St. Patricks Place, Fethard; Noel O'Donnell, Woodvale Walk, Fethard; and Rory Walsh, Knockbrack, Fethard.
Next week’s draw takes place on Wednesday, July 3. 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, June 28, were: 18, 23, 26 and 30. There was no jackpot winner and no ‘match three’ winner. One lucky Dip winner received €50: Kate Burke, Ladies Football Club. Two lucky Dip winners received €25: Aine Gayson, Ladies Football Club; and Bridget and Vincent, Cashel.
The next draw takes place on Friday, July 5, in Burke’s Bar at 7.30pm, when the jackpot is €22,100 and the seller's 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.
Faces and Places from the Past
The following are a selection of photographs of faces and places taken in our locality that may bring back memories to many of our readers and visitors to fethard.com Please send any comments or photo information, names and event, to firstname.lastname@example.org
Probably Fethard's first 'Boot Sale' – 100 years ago?
Fethard 100 Years Ago - this 'Boots for Sale' advertisement was published on the front page of The Nationalist, dated July 12, 1919, and maybe Fethard's first recorded 'Boot Sale'?
Dentistry in Fethard (and Cahir) - 100 Years Ago
This advertisement was also published on the front page of The Nationalist, dated July 12, 1919, offering 'Superior Dentistry' by Mr Henry, with perfectly painless extractions for strictly moderate fees!
For Facebook members, many of these photos are also published on Fethard Faces and Places from the Past page. This Facebook page is used for sharing old Fethard photographs with members of the group and is open to anyone interested in joining.
Items for inclusion on this website and on the weekly Fethard News page on The Nationalist can be emailed before noon on Mondays to email@example.com or delivered by hand to Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road, Fethard.
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