Liam Connolly U10 Hurling Blitz
Fethard U10 Hurling team who won the Liam Connolly Shield Final on Saturday last, September 14, beating Clerihan in a close finishing, high scoring game.
The Liam Connolly U10 Hurling Tournament took place on Saturday, September 14, at Fethard GAA Field, where all present were treated to a feast of quality young hurling on a cracking sunny September’s morning.
Well done to the Killenaule team on winning the Cup beating a very competitive St. Patrick’s team in the final. Well done to the Fethard team on winning the Shield final in a close finishing, high scoring game against Clerihan. Quality performance throughout the finals earned ‘Man of the Match’ awards for Theo (Killenaule) in the Cup Final and to Darragh (Clerihan) in the Shield Final.
The club would like to thank our guest clubs, the two central managers Jason and Paul who managed the games with just the right balance of care and control. Thanks to Clonmel Oil who kindly sponsored this prestigious tournament. Thank also to our own hard-working team who organised the tournament and the bountiful refreshments that we all enjoyed.
The Liam Connolly Tournament is an event that focuses both on the game of hurling and hosting a great social event where teams, clubs, family members and friends turn up in great numbers to be treated to an enjoyable Saturday morning’s hurling and social interaction.
The Liam Connolly memorial tournament also acknowledges one of Fethard’s great football and hurling stars who had an extensive inter-county career with Tipperary in hurling and football. He won an All-Ireland Minor Hurling medal with Tipperary in 1953 and won a Munster Minor Hurling title in 1954, losing to Dublin in the All-Ireland final. Liam played for the Tipperary Minor Footballers in 1954 and the Tipperary Junior Hurlers in 1955 and was an ever-present on the Tipperary Senior Football team from 1956 to 1967.
Liam was left corner-forward on the Tipperary side which won the 1958 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final and right corner-forward on the 1960 team which captured the Munster final before losing out to Wexford in the All-Ireland Final. Liam won two more All-Ireland Senior Hurling medals in 1961 and 1962. He won two County Senior Football Championships with Fethard while he won a South Senior Hurling medal with Na Piarsaigh in 1957, losing out to Thurles Sarsfields in the County Final.
Liam also won two Senior National Hurling League titles with Tipperary in 1960 defeating Cork and in 1961 defeating Waterford. He was honoured with a ‘Hall of Fame’ award by the South Tipperary Divisional Board in recognition of his many honours on the field of play. Liam Connolly passed to his eternal reward on Wednesday, July 4, 2007. May he rest in peace.
Social dancing at Fethard Ballroom
Fethard Ballroom continues its social dancing on Sunday, September 22, to the music of ‘Dermot Lyons’. All are welcome to come along and enjoy a great night’s entertainment and social dancing from 9pm to midnight. Admission is €10, which includes tea and cakes. For further information or for booking the ballroom, contact Eileen Coady, Tel: 086 0776420, Email: email@example.com
Patrician Presentation Secondary School
Patrician Presentation First Year students and teachers, Mr O'Connor and Ms Barrett, photographed outside Fethard Horse Country Experience where they were taken on a tour by local guide Mary Hanrahan and Laura Condon (manager).
Fethard Horse Country Experience
Many thanks to Laura Condon and to Mary Hanrahan for giving our First-Year students a guided tour of the Fethard Horse Country Experience. The students were accompanied by both Ms Barrett and Mr O' Connor. The tour was part of the students' Junior Cycle Business programme whereby students are required to study a local enterprise.
Lucy Spillane and Emma Cronin lifting the All-Ireland Ladies Intermediate All-Ireland Cup on the big screen at Croke Park on Sunday last, September 15.
We are thrilled for both Lucy Spillane, a Sixth Year student in our school, past pupil, Emma Cronin, and all team members and the management involved on winning the All-Ireland Intermediate Ladies Football Final in Croke Park against Meath last Sunday. Well done to you all on this great achievement!
In Patrician Presentation Secondary School both student learning and student care are to the forefront of all that we offer. We are delighted that there are two groups of students attending evening study this year. Homework Club for our junior students is also up and running this week.
Mr Maher and Mr O’ Connor will accompany a group of Senior Cycle Agricultural Science students and Transition Year students to the Ploughing Championships in Fenagh, Carlow this week. Ms Looby will be taking a group of her art students to an art exhibition in Kilkenny. Mr McGree is also taking a group of senior students to the Higher Options Conference in the RDS.
Annual Harvest Festival
Photographed at the Annual Harvest Festival Service at Holy Trinity Church of Ireland in Fethard are L to R: Patricia Lalor, Derek Verso and Anne Croome Carroll .
As the evenings get shorter and the fields slowly bare, we were reminded at the annual Harvest Festival Service held in Holy Trinity Church of Ireland on Sunday, September 15, that autumn has arrived marking the transition from summer to winter, when the duration of daylight becomes noticeably shorter and the temperature cools considerably.
Photographed at the Annual Harvest Festival Service at Holy Trinity Church of Ireland in Fethard are L to R: Carol Kenny, Bernie O’Rahilly, Rev. Canon Barbara Fryday and Linda Furnell.
At this service the attendance gave thanks for God's bountiful harvest we all enjoy while also remembering those among our community who are less fortunate. The service, interspersed with prayer and song, included a delightful recital by organist Derek Verso and a performance by Fethard Choral Society. This was followed by friendly social banter accompanied by a range of refreshments prepared by the organising committee.
Photographed at the Annual Harvest Festival Service at Holy Trinity Church of Ireland in Fethard are L to R: Matilda Molloy, Samantha Molloy and Paige Molloy.
Photographed at the Annual Harvest Festival Service at Holy Trinity Church of Ireland in Fethard are L to R: Very Rev Robert B. McCarthy, Michael Croom Carroll and Bill Lalor.
Photographed at the Annual Harvest Festival Service at Holy Trinity Church of Ireland in Fethard are L to R: Gemma Burke and Jean Guilfoyle.
Photographed at the Annual Harvest Festival Service at Holy Trinity Church of Ireland in Fethard are L to R: Tom Purcell, John Whyte and Jimmy Connolly.
Photographed at the Annual Harvest Festival Service at Holy Trinity Church of Ireland in Fethard are L to R: Caroline Quaid, Heather Bailey, Thelma Griffith and Shirley Clooney.
Photographed at the Annual Harvest Festival Service at Holy Trinity Church of Ireland in Fethard are L to R: Rev. Arthur Carter, Marian Gilpin and Hillary Carter.
Photographed at the Annual Harvest Festival Service at Holy Trinity Church of Ireland in Fethard are L to R: Stephanie O'Dwyer, Paul Hayes and Catherine Ryan.
Fethard Bridge Club results
Bridge resumed on Wednesday, September 11, after the summer break. The results of our game on the night were: 1st Gross, Tony Hanrahan and Keith Woodlock; 2nd Gross, Betty Egan and Mary Tierney; 3rd Gross, Gemma Burke and Carol Kenny; 1st Nett, Nell Broderick and David O'Meara; 2nd Nett, Kathleen Maher and Betty Walsh; 3rd Nett, Yasmin Woodlock and John Woodlock
Next Wednesday, September 25, we play for the Free Sub Gross. Bridge starts at 7.15pm each Wednesday. Anyone looking for a partner contact Gemma Burke 086-6064148.
Culture Night at FHC on Friday night
The Fethard Horse Country Experience will be hosting a free introductory lecture and workshop about genealogy for Culture Night 2019. The event will take place on Friday, September 20, at 6.30pm, downstairs in the FHC Experience.
Dr. Noreen Higgins McHugh, author of the book ‘Tracing Your Tipperary Ancestors’, will explain to participants where to begin when researching your family history. Participants are asked to bring their own laptop or tablet so they can access online resources during the workshop.
European Racquetball Championships
Congratulations to Eoin Tynan who represented Ireland on the team that won the 20th European Racquetball Championship's team event recently in Hamburg Germany. The Irish team won both the men's and women's team events.
Local man Eoin Tynan rounded off a tremendous season so far by also winning the Over-40s singles title. The final was an all-Irish contest between Eoin Tynan and Kenny Cottrell but it was Eoin who prevailed in the highly contested match winning by two games to one in the tie-breaker (15-13, 5-15 and 11-6).
Ireland continues to dominate European Women's racquetball with Majella Haverty and Katie Kenny winning the Women's Doubles. They defeated Antonia Neary and Olivia Downey 15-7, 15-4 in the final. In the Men's Doubles, Johnny O'Kenny and Mark Murphy were denied the gold by Germany's Joachim Loof and Marcel Czempisz.
Community Playgroup AGM
The AGM of Fethard Community Playgroup will take place on Monday, September 23, at 7pm in the Playschool at Rocklow Road. All are welcome.
Fethard Day Care Centre
The Fethard & District Day Care Centre will hold a Senior Day on Friday, September 27, from 10.30am at Barrack Street, Fethard. The Chiropodist will be in attendance. All seniors welcome.
The centre will also hold a fundraising Tale Quiz on Friday evening, September 27, in Butler's Bar from at 9pm. A table of four will cost €24 and we will also have a raffle on the night. Please come along with a team to support this very essential facility in our district.
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The numbers drawn on Wednesday, September 11, were: 5, 12, 25 and 26. There was no jackpot winner and one ‘Match Three’ winner who received €150: Willie Connolly, The Green, Fethard.
The following three ‘Lucky Dip’ winners received €50 each: Edwina Newport, Chapel Lane, Fethard; Tony Maher, Fr. Tirry Park, Fethard; and Eddie O'Brien, Burke Street, Fethard.
Next week’s draw takes place on Wednesday, September 18. 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 13, were: 13, 22, 29 and 30. There was no jackpot winner and no ‘match three’ winner. On lucky Dip winner received €50: Toddy McNamara, Clonmel. Two Lucky Dip winners received €25 each: Anthony O’Dwyer, Killenaule; and Alan Connolly, Grove Road, Fethard.
The next draw takes place on Friday, September 20, in Burke’s Bar at 7.30pm, when the jackpot is €23,200 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.
The death has occurred on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, of Mary O'Shea, St Patrick's Place, Fethard. Mary is deeply regretted by her brothers Michael and Tom, sisters Bridget and Elizabeth, brother-in-law Tony, nephew Anthony, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Reposing at McCarthy's Funeral Home, Fethard on Thursday, September 12, from 6pm with removal to Holy Trinity Parish Church at 7pm. Funeral Mass on Friday morning at 11am, followed by burial in Cloneen Cemetery. May she rest in peace.
Coffee Morning in aid of South Tipp Hospice Movement
Fethard Bridge Club are holding a Coffee Morning on Thursday, September 19, from 9am to 2pm in Fethard Horse Country Experience, Town Hall, Fethard, in aid of South Tipperary Hospice Movement. Remember, every euro raised during the Coffee Morning will support South Tipperary Hospice Movement, who are committed to providing a high-quality, specialist and person-centered service and it is thanks to the support received through events such as Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice, together with Bewley’s, that they can continue to provide the incredibly high levels of care that they do.
Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice Together with Bewley’s has become one of the most vital fundraisers of the year for South Tipperary Hospice and we thank you in advance for your support.
Cashel Arts Festival 2019
LUXE Street Spectacle on Culture Night - Friday, September 20
Now in its 17th year, Cashel Arts Festival takes place from Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd September. The significant heritage sites in the town form a dramatic backdrop to a fine selection of contemporary arts events. The theme of the 2019 festival is Walls – both in celebration of the physical walls that surround the town, 700 years old this year, and a reflection of walls imposed or self-imposed that create a feeling of separation or boundaries in us and in our society.
The festival aims to create an atmosphere of togetherness and a feeling of community and we hope to allow for experiences that inspire and celebrate a breaking out of our ‘walls’. Headline acts and highlights include Irish musician/producer David Kitt, Trinitones, Bolton Lecture with leading international human rights lawyer Philippe Sands, Timmy Creed’s hard-hitting one man show Spliced, Arán agus Im with Manchán Magan, LUXE Street Spectacle on Culture Night, a retrospective exhibition of the work of Cashel native Pádraig Ó’Mathúna; silversmith, goldsmith, painter and enamellist, Rock Stars-a further constellation curated by Emma-Lucy O'Brien, Poetry on the Rock with poets Grace Wells, Thomas McCarthy, Rachel Hegarty, Mark Granier and Taste of Cashel. DOWNLOAD ART FESTIVAL BROCHURE
Booking/information at Heritage Centre, Main Street, Cashel, Co. Tipperary- 062 61333 or at cashelartsfest.com. Check out social media for regular updates.
South Tipperary Beekeepers ‘Honey Show’
South Tipperary Beekeepers Honey Show will take place on Sunday, September 22, in the old Clonmel Technical School. Judging will take place on Saturday and the show is open to the public on Sunday where there’s a super display of all products of the hive, plus lots more! Club officers are Gerry Clancy (chairman), Erika Reeves (secretary) and Anne Ryan (treasurer). For further information and lots of hints and advice on beekeeping you can visit their website at www.southtippbees.com
Fethard Ballroom Annual General Meeting
Fethard Ballroom will hold their Annual General Meeting on Monday, September 23, at 8pm in Fethard Ballroom. All are welcome to come along.
Credit Union Opening Hours
Please take note. The current opening hours for Fethard Credit Union on Saturdays (10am to 1pm) are changing to 1pm to 3pm, coming into effect on Thursday, October 3. All other days are staying the same.
The new opening hours in Fethard are as follows: Thursdays from 10am to 1pm; Fridays from 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 5pm; Saturdays from 1pm to 3pm.
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
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 email@example.com
Some photographs taken in and about our area
Clonmel Arms Hotel on 21st February, 1979. A lot of the Five Star staff and friends in the background holding up the bar including Frank Carroll, Joe Carroll (Ardfinnan), Mary Carroll (Fethard), Mary Casey, Frank Olney and Marianne Butler. The four sitting in front are L to R: Anne Bonelli, Alan Doyle, Marie Doyle and Gus Bonelli.
Enjoying the sunshine at Rás Sliabh-na-mBan in Kilcash on Sunday, June 27, 1993 are Front L to R: Ciara and Sara Egan, Ballypatrick; Claire Foley, Kilcash; Niamh Tobin, Cashel. Back: Claire and Brian Egan from Ballypatrick.
Caroline, Kenneth and Julie Cahill from Kilsheelan, pictured at Feile Chill Chais on Sunday, June 27, 1993
Fidelma O’Neill, Elm Park, Clonmel, minding baby Daniel McGurn at Strawberry Fair, Ferryhouse, Clonmel on Sunday, June 27, 1993
Jimmy Ryan, Powerstown, and Brenda Ryan, Wolf Tone Street, Clonmel, at Strawberry Fair on Sunday, June 27, 1993.
Willie O’Connell, Clonmel A.C. at Rás Sliabh-na-mBan in Kilcash on Sunday, June 27, 1993.
Local Ballingarry boys getting ready to have a game of hurling on June 29, 1993. L to R: Thomas Hayes, Tony Walsh, Noel Webster, Adrian Webster and Liam Cleere.
Susan Hayes and Patsy Ivors pictured on June 29, 1993, at a plaque erected by Comhaltas Ceoltóiri Éireann in honour of local musician Larry Wall-Fitzpatrick who died in 1955.
Br. Raymond Forde, principal of St. Patrick’s National School Fethard, pictured with pupils on his last day teaching in Fethard on June 30, 1993. Br. Raymond’s retirement marks the end of 120 years of the Patrician Brothers association with the town.
Standing with the Parish Priest outside the Patrician Brothers Monastery in Fethard on June 30, 1993, are the last Brothers to live there. L to R: Br. Paul (retired), Canon James Power, Br. Raymond, and Br. Ultan (retired).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or delivered by hand to Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road, Fethard.
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