Newsletter Church Gate Collection weekend October 19 & 20
Annual Church Gate Collection for the Emigrants Newsletter will take place in the parish weekending Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, 20, 2019. Donations over €10 will be acknowledged in this year’s Newsletter if you put your donation in an envelope and write your name and address on the outside. Donations can also be given to Carmel Rice or Joe Kenny; and online at www.fethard.com/donate/
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If you have relatives abroad that you wish to receive the newsletter you can also send us their address by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or hand them in to Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road, or Carmel Rice, Brookhill, Fethard.
Coffee Morning this Friday for Augustinian Nuns
A Coffee Morning in aid of the Augustinian Nuns new monastery in Kaplamai, Kenya, will take place in Fethard Horse Country Experience on this Friday, October 11, from 9.30am to 12.30pm. Fr. David Fitzgerald OSA has been helping the Augustinian Nuns and four years ago, they began a new monastery in Kaplamai, Kenya. Money raised goes directly to them. Please come along to support the Coffee Morning in Fethard Horse Country Experience, it would be much appreciated.
Fethard Girls on Tour
Fethard ladies ‘on tour’ photographed prior to leaving for their annual vacation to Lanzarote. Have a great time girls! L to R: Siobhan Curran, Noelle Freeman, Michelle Fogarty, Loretta Fox, Dorothy Connolly, Keely Tobin and Lorena Lawrence.
Died in South Africa
The death has occurred on Sunday, September 29, 2019 in South Africa of Rita Duncan (née Bulfin) formerly from The Valley, Fethard.
Patrician Presentation Secondary School Junior Cert / Cycle Results
Fethard Patrician Presentation Secondary School Students photographed after receiving their Junior Cycle results with principal Mr Pat Coffey (left) and deputy principal Mr Billy Walsh (right)
Congratulations to all of our students who received their results last Friday. The extra time all the students had to wait was well worth it. It was the first time that Junior Cycle results were received by students on a Friday. The hard work by the students and the professionalism of their committed teachers was clear to be seen with our students’ fantastic achievements. Students sat the new Junior Cycle in English, Business and Science whereas the other subjects were under the old system. They were the last cohort nationally to take CSPE as an examinable subject. The State Examinations results are only one part of our students’ great achievements. Our students have yet to receive their school based Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement. This profile will demonstrate the descriptor students received in their classroom-based assessments for English, Science and Business. Additionally, it will detail students’ unique contribution to the school, their achievements in terms of extra-curricular activities and their participation in many other areas of our innovative wellbeing programme. Well done to one and all.
Fire Safety Awareness Programme
Pictured at the launch of the Erasmus+ Fire Safety Programme at the Custom House in Dublnare L to R: Finian Joyce, Chief Fire Officer, Leitrim Fire Service (Erasmus Project Lead); Noel Maher, Science Teacher and Teacher of the Fire Safety Programme in Fethard; Dave Carroll, Chief Fire Officer, Tipperary Fire & Rescue Service; Minister for Housing, Planning & Local Government Eoghan Murphy, T.D.; Pat Coffey, School Principal Fethard; Sean Hogan, National Director for Fire & Emergency Management, Department of Housing, Planning & Local Government.
Patrician Presentation Secondary School in Fethard is the first school in Co. Tipperary to pilot an Erasmus+ Fire Safety Awareness programme. This programme is being taught to our Transition Year students. The school is taking a cross-curricular approach to the programme where students will be predominately experiencing the programme in Science under the direction of Mr Maher, with students maintaining an ePortfolio on the topic in Computers class with Mr McGree. The programme was launched at the Custom House in Dublin earlier this year. There are ten units of learning in the programme. The units include: managing myself, fire science, fire safety indicators, case studies, calling the Emergency Services, fire safety awareness in the school, fire safety awareness in school, fire safety awareness in your environment, emergency action plans and careers in fire safety.
Fethard Patrician Presentation Senior girls volleyball team pictured with their coach, Ms Walsh.
Our Senior Girls Volleyball team played a successful first round match in the league at the University of Limerick last week. They won their first game in two straight sets against St Brigid’s Presentation, Killarney. Their second match was a closer game with the girls coming out on top again in two sets, winning the second set by just two points against ArdScoil Mhuire Ballinasloe. Well done girls on a great start to the year, and to their coach, Ms Walsh.
Many congratulations to our Sixth-Year student Naomi Locke. Naomi recently won an All-Ireland in a hip-hop doubles dancing competition in Trabolgan.
Fethard ICA Meeting
Fethard ICA will hold their October meeting on Tuesday, October 15, at 8pm in the ICA Hall, Rocklow Road, Fethard. Catering at this meeting is in charge of the ‘yellow group’. Please note change of date for this month.
Ann organising Coffee Morning for 25 years
Ann O’Dea photographed with her neighbours and friends from Ballyvaden area at this year’s Coffee Morning in aid of South Tipperary Hospice Movement. This was Ann’s 25th Year organising the event. Back L to R: Mary Leahy, Breda O’Dwyer, Jessica Barrett, Majella Walsh, Adriane O’Dwyer, Dave Curran, Sandra Craig White, Catherine Barrett, Theresa O’Brien, Mairead O’Dea, Benny Tynan. Front L to R: Fr. Jimmy O’Donnell, Ann O’Dea and Jane Grubb.
Ann O’Dea wishes to thank all who supported her coffee morning in aid of South Tipp Hospice on Thursday, September 19, raising a total amount of €1,589. As it is the last year that Ann is hosting her annual coffee morning after 25 years, she wishes to thank all her neighbours and friends and all who so generously supported this very worthy cause over the past twenty-five years. The total amount raised over the 25 years is €21,803.64. Well done Ann!
Mary O’Brien and Ann O’Dea photographed at the 25th Coffee Morning organised by Ann in aid of South Tipperary Hospice.
Social dancing at Fethard Ballroom
Fethard Ballroom continues its social dancing on Sunday, October 13, 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 €10, which includes tea and cakes. For further information or for booking the ballroom, contact Eileen Coady, Tel: 086 0776420, Email: email@example.com
Fethard Bridge Club Results
On Wednesday, September 25, we played for the Free Sub Gross and the results were: 1st Gross, Monica Anglim and Betty Walsh (winners of free sub); 2nd Gross, Tony Hanrahan and Keith Woodlock; 3rd Gross, Rita Kane and Kay St. John; 1st Nett, Yasmin Woodlock and John Woodlock; 2nd Nett, Berney Myles and Alice Quinn; 3rd Nett, Margaret Slattery and Mike Burke.
Bridge starts at 7.15pm each Wednesday. Anyone looking for a partner contact Gemma Burke 086-6064148.
Munster Rugby Aviva Tournament
Fethard U12 Girls Rugby team photographed at the Munster Rugby Aviva Tournament held in UL Bohs
Superb Rugby played on Sunday last by Fethard U12 Girls in the Munster Rugby Aviva Tournament in UL Bohs. Congratulations on the outstanding achievements to players Ava Lawrence, Chelsea Sherlock, Christine Gaynor, Jane Corcoran, Layla McCormack, Lilly Flannery, Maggie Blake, Miley Morrissey, Niamh Manton, Sophie Doyle and Sophie Manton. They had excellent results in their games against UL Bohs, St. Mary’s, St. Sennans, Nenagh, Mallow, Kinsale and Bruff.
Special thanks to Jason (coach and ref), Carmel for co-ordinating and keeping us fed and hydrated. Anita and Anne Marie for First Aid and Kevin on water. You all made a fantastic day happen, thank you very much. The girls are a super bunch and we are so chuffed to see so much talent and so many tries scored and wonderful rugby played. New members are always welcome to Fethard RFC for girls from 5 year up to adults. Training Monday Evenings from 7.30pm to 8.30pm and Friday Evenings from 6.45pm to 8pm. For more information, please contact Polly Murphy (086) 339 4959.
Fethard Chairman for Tipperary Community Games
Congratulations to Micheál Maher, Fethard, on his appointment as new chairman of County Tipperary Community Games. We wish him the very best of luck for the future.
Micheál won the Tipperary Volunteer of the Year award and will be presented with his prize at the National Awards Ceremonies in Carlow in December. He is the current chairman of Fethard-Killusty Community Games and also wears many other hats within the county – he is the Teams Games Director for South Tipperary along with Joan O'Connor from Powerstown, a member of the County Development Team and a delegate to the Munster Council.
Micheál is anxious to hear from people regarding development in the following areas: Clerihan, Golden Kilfeacle, Cappawhite, Annacarty, Knockavilla Donaskeigh as soon as possible.
The 2020 season kicks off with the County Finals of Cross Country in Thurles on October 24. Events for boys and girls under 12, 13 and 14. Fethard & Killusty had a great 2019 competing in 10 team events ie. U10 Mixed Football, U11 Hurling, U14 Camogie, U12 girls Football, U14 Girls Football, U16 Girls Football, U15 Girls Soccer, U12 Tag Rugby, U14 Tag Rugby and last but not least, U12 Boys Soccer team under the management of Jimmy Smith that won County and Munster titles, winning silver medals at the National Finals in University of Limerick last August. Competitors also took part in the following individual events: Art, Athletics, Cycling, Gymnastics, Handwriting, Swimming and Talent achieving considerable success.
Thanks to everybody that supported Fethard & Killusty Community Games during the year both financially and manually. This help is so valuable and very much appreciated.
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The numbers drawn on Wednesday, October 2, were: 14, 17, 22 and 27. There was no jackpot winner and no ‘Match Three’ winner. The following drawn tickets received €50 each: Patricia Maher, Kilknockin, Fethard; Monica O'Shea, Woodvale Walk, Fethard; and Davy Maher, Barrack Street, Fethard.
The following three ‘Lucky Dip’ winners received €50 each: Oisín Kenny, The Green, Fethard; Johanna Corbett, Canon Hayes Court, Fethard; and Judy Doyle. Strylea, Fethard.
Next week’s draw takes place on Wednesday, October 9. 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 4, were: 4, 13, 18 and 25. There was no jackpot winner and one ‘match three’ winner who received €100: Lizzy, Ann & Marie, The Well, Burke Street, Fethard.
The next draw takes place on Friday, October 11, in Burke’s Bar at 7.30pm, when the jackpot is €23,500 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.
Seán Treacy Commemoration
On Sunday, October 13, the Third Tipperary Brigade Old IRA Commemoration Committee will hold its annual mass in Kilfeacle for the members of the brigade, volunteers, Cumann na mBan and Fianna Éireann. That will be followed by the 99th Seán Treacy Commemoration. Proceedings will commence at 2.15pm. This year's orator is the Dublin historian, Liz Gillis.
Seeking Sheela Talk and Walk in Fethard
Photographed at the 'Seeking Sheela Talk and Walk' in Fethard are L to R: Rachel Murphy, Mary Hanrahan (chairperson Fethard Historical Society), Orla-Peach Power and Gary Dempsey of Heritage Digital Age.
The Fethard Historical Society was delighted to welcome Orla-Peach Power and Gary Dempsey of Heritage Digital Age to Fethard last Saturday 28th September 2019.
As they state on their website, Digital Heritage Age (@DH Age) is a network of digital heritage professionals engaged in the promotion of digitising cultural heritage in Ireland. @DH Age seek to promote best practice in digital heritage projects and build links between professionals and local heritage groups and societies. Everything they produce goes back into the public domain with free access available to all.
Mary Hanrahan, Chairperson, Fethard Historical Society welcomed Orla and Gary to Fethard, pointing out how fortunate the society was to have two such eminently qualified speakers. Orla has an MA in Digital Arts and Humanities and is currently undertaking a PHD in UCC while Gary has a background in Heritage Studies( BA Hons, GMIT) and Irish Studies (MA, NUIG). He also holds a MSc in Heritage Visualisation.
Sheela-na-gigs continue to intrigue even in the 21st century as evinced in the fact that those who came to find out more about these mysterious medieval carvings had travelled from as far away as Kilkenny, Waterford and Limerick.
Photographed at the 'Seeking Sheela Talk and Walk' in Fethard are L to R: P.J. Merrick, Patrick Hourigan and Dan Quirke.
The event began with a lecture Sheela-na-gigs: 3D Project in the ICA Hall where Orla explained that Digital Heritage Age findings contribute to research, teaching and conservation. Their current project is focused on Sheela-na-gigs and the aim is to produce the definitive catalogue of Sheela- na- gigs extant in Ireland. They assess and record the current condition of the carvings, create high quality scaled models of them and correct discrepancies in the earlier analysis of Sheela-na-gigs. They aim to create an open archive of the 3d figures as well as including historical details of those carvings that fit within the etymology of Sheela-na-gigs. To this end they also include so-called exhibitionist carvings which may or may not strictly fall into the category of Sheela-na-gigs.
Orla also clarified the facts about Sheelas based on archaeological data to date. While they are also found in France and England, Irealnd has the highest density of Sheela-na-gigs and Tipperary has the most examples in this country, followed by Roscommon and Cork. All the evidence points to them arriving with the Normans and then being adopted by the native Gaelic families. There is no evidence of any pre-Christian examples even though theories abound that Sheelas are a continuation of a pagan cult or indeed are linked to the Celtic goddesses.
Gary Dempsey then continued the lecture explaining how photogrammetry works. He pointed out that the major benefits of this processes is that it is non-invasive, relatively inexpensive, very accurate which is most useful for conservation monitoring and can easily be carried out in situ. It highlights details not visible to the naked eye and can replicate objects or features creating a high quality 3D record for posterity.
Laser scanning is another very useful process that records a high level of detail in a short time but it is very expensive and can only be carried out in total darkness which imposes obvious limitations on ease of application.
There are currently 140 Sheela-na-gigs in the Digital Heritage Age archive including two newly discovered carvings that came to light since the project began. Gary then went on to show a number of examples of Sheelas found throughout Tipperary. It is interesting that while a lot of Sheelas share similar attributes- asymmetrical features, splayed limbs, raised ribs etc- they are often very different in execution and finish.
Modern theories see the Sheela-na-gig as variously:
- A good luck talisman, associated with the ancient pilgrimage routes, that is rubbed to invoke good fortune.
- A fertility Symbol
- A protection against ‘the evil eye’
- A representation of a local woman who has fallen into disfavour with her neighbours.
Members of the audience raised various possibilities re the Sheela-na-gigs: could they be related to the Adan and Eve story? Were they misogynistic representations of women as the cause of the sins of lust? Or could they have something to do with the tradition of ‘churching’ women following childbirth?
It may well be that Sheelas served some religious function of which we are no longer aware but all that one can say for definite is that for now the mystery remains intact.
Interestingly, there are modern-day Sheelas obviously carved for very different reasons but still affording a new take on an ancient tradition.
Then it was time to go down to the Augustinian Abbey to look in detail at the Sheela.na-gig there. Having heard Orla and Gary’s lecture it was much easier to identify and appreciate the finer details of the carving. Then the group went into the Abbey where Gary demonstrated how photogammetry works on one of the carvings. He explained that the process can be used to record both wooden and stone carvings, objects large and small and could indeed even be used to create a 3D image of a whole building, such as the Abbey itself.
Mary Hanrahan thanked Orla and Gary for a most illuminating ‘ Talk and Walk’ on the subject of Sheela-na-gigs. She also thanked Fr. Iggy O’Donovan, Prior of the Augustinian Abbey for his presence and for facilitating the visit to the Abbey.
Author John Connors to speak on Seán Hogan - one of the Tipperary 'Big 4'
Fethard Historical Society will host a talk at 8pm on Thursday, October 10, in the ICA Hall, Fethard, when Tipperary author, John Connors, will give a talk on Seán Hogan, known colloquially as one of the ‘Tipperary Big 4’.
At the young age of eighteen Seán Hogan took part in the Soloheadbeg Ambush, now considered as the starting point of the War of Independence. He was later captured by British forces after having attended a dance in Clonoulty and then became the subject for the equally famous rescue mission in Knocklong, Co Limerick.
Sean Hogan, in order to escape detection, moved to Dublin and there became involved in the squad set up by Michael Collins, before he returned to play a leading role in the 3rd Tipperary brigade. He later took the republican side in the Civil War.
John Connors will outline the life of of Seán Hogan, who did not achieve the national status of his three contemporaries, Breen, Robinson and Treacy. John will highlight the less glamorous side of life for many of the veterans from the war of Independence; many suffered the after-effects of their military exploits and the harsh years on the run often had a detrimental effect on their physical and emotional health.
John Connors is the author of, ‘Seán Hogan – a troubled life’, which gives a warm, factual but unadorned portrayal of Seán Hogan. In his presentation, Mr Connors will show some of the photographs taken during that period of history by Jack Sharkey who was himself a volunteer and who lived in Gladstone Street, Clonmel. It was Mr Sharkey who took the now iconic photographs of Dan Breen's wedding reception held a Loobys, Milltown More (Baile an Mhuilinn Mór), which is about three miles from Fethard.
On display on the same evening in the ICA hall will be ten banners from the Tipperary County Council Library Service, depicting much of their material from the recently launched booklet, ‘County Tipperary 1917-1921, a history in 80 documents’.
It promises to be a most interesting and informative night. Admission is €5 which includes tea and coffee served afterwards.
On-going workshops for ‘Tipperary Genealogy Club’ at FHC
Laura Condon (back centre), Manager Fethard Horse Country Experience, photographed with voluntary staff members Mollie Standbridge (left) , Stephanie O’Dwyer and Jack Kenny. Laura is looking forward to hosting the follow up genealogy workshops with Dr. Noreen Higgins McHugh, author of the book ‘Tracing Your Tipperary Ancestors’, that are taking place on Friday, October 11, Friday, November 8, and Friday, November 29.
Following the recent introduction to genealogy workshop held on Culture Night, Fethard Horse Country Museum, in conjunction with Dr. Noreen Higgins McHugh, author of the book ‘Tracing Your Tipperary Ancestors’, have decided to run follow up workshops under a guise of a proposed ‘Tipperary Genealogy Club’, where interested people would continue learning about genealogy resources, do their family trees with on-going support in a social atmosphere.
The dates for the workshops are Friday, October 11, Friday, November 8, and Friday, November 29. All workshops will start at 7.30pm and finish at 9pm. Cost of workshops will be €10 per person. Wifi access will be provided at the FHC and participants should bring a laptop/tablet, notebook and any family documents that they wish to investigate on those evenings.
If a person wishes to come for the first time on October 11, he/she will be most welcome as are those who have progressed with their family trees. If the ‘Tipperary Genealogy Club’ proves successful, more dates will be organised in Spring 2020.
Parents’ Association Table Quiz changed to Fethard Ballroom
The Parents’ Association of Patrician Presentation Secondary School, Fethard cordially invite you to their annual table quiz in aid of school funds. Please note that the quiz will now take place in Fethard Ballroom on Monday, October 14, at 8pm. A table of four adults will cost €28. Students cost is €5 each for a table of four. There will be attractive raffle prizes available on the night. Raffle tickets cost €2 per strip. We look forward to seeing you there if you can make it. Further details are available from the school on Tel: (052) 6131572.
Sports Achievement Award nominations for September
The following nominations were received for the Butlers Bar Fethard Sports Achievement Award for September:
- Anthony Hayes – Monthly medal winner at Slievenamon Golf Club.
- Alison Connolly – Winner of an U17 Interprovincial camogie medal with Munster.
- Majella Smyth – Recently won the Past Captains Prize at Slievenamon Golf Club.
- Fethard U8 Hurling team – Liam Connolly Shield winners at Fethard’s very successful tournament.
- Lucy Spillane – A member of Tipp Intermediate ladies football All Ireland winning team.
- Dorothy Wall – Has just been selected on the Irish Senior Ladies panel for the upcoming Autumn fixtures.
- Katelyn Setters Coffey – U6 Kickboxing gold medal winner at the ’Best of The Best’ tournament in Dublin.
- Killian Setters – Gold medal winner for Kickboxing at the very successful club competition held in Moyle Rovers facilities.
- Jeyden Setters – Gold Kickboxing medal at the same event.
- Reiltin Kenny – Kickboxing Gold Medal at Moyle Rovers.
- Dylan Corbett – Kickboxing Gold Medal at Moyle Rovers.
- Hayley Farrell – Kickboxing Gold Medal at Moyle Rovers.
- Caoilinn Kelly – Kickboxing Gold Medal at Moyle Rovers.
- Darragh Spillane – A member of Tipp u/13 Hurling team winners of the Arraghbawn Co-Op shield winners.
- Jack Quinlan – Winner of county Feile skills competition. Captain of Tipperary U14A football team and played midfield for Tipperary U14A hurling team that won the Tony Forristal tournament.
- Ben Coen – 10 winners in September which brings his career total so far to 62.
The winner for September will be announced at a special function in Butler’s Bar on Friday night, October 11, at Butlers. Please note the later date of presentation. All are welcome.
Well done Vincent!
Vincent Cummins, Burke Street, Fethard, one of the most dedicated workers with Fethard Tidy Towns. Vincent can be seen at all times of the day keeping the streets litter free and is a credit to the town. Well done Vincent!
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
Some photographs taken in and about our area . . .
Fethard AC members photographed at the Community Games finals in Thurles, June 2001. Back L to R: Michael Costello, Damien Morrissey, Richard Lalor, Gregory Henry, Owen Healy, John Lalor. Front L to R: Michelle Ryall, Hannah Trehy, Elaine Kennedy and Rachel Blackmore.
Fethard Juvenile under 10 hurling and football teams and officials photographed at the clubs Christmas Party held in Fethard Ballroom on New Year's Day 2002. The under-10's had a very succesful year, winning the Community Games County final, the Cloneen tournament beating Ballingarry in the final, and winning the (B) hurling championship.
Junior Minister Noel Davern receives instructions from ‘King of the Culchies’, Ken Lee on the art of canvassing a Culchie. This quick tuition took place at McCarthy’s Hotel in Fethard Co Tipperary where details were announced of the 2002 Culchie Festival. The Festival took place again in Fethard from 24th to 27th of October, and for the first time ever, women were allowed to participate in the Festival at a specially designed ‘Queen of the Culchies’ competition. This inclusion has been warmly welcomed by the ICA and was long overdue said a spokesperson from the organisation.
Members of Fethard Judo Club photographed in November 2001 with their recently won trophies at the club's training session in Fethard Town Hall.
The under-8 Fethard rugby team who played their first game in Kilkenny on Sunday, February 2, 2002. The team, photographed at training are: Back L to R: Valerie Colville (coach), Jonathan Yates, Conor Kavanagh, Gregory Henry, Philip Maher, David Bergin, Chloe Devaney. Front L to R: Josh Murray, Keith Bergin, Stephen Tierney, Gavin Delany and Colin Grant. Also on the team is Daniel Hickey.
Fethard Ladybirds photographed at the regional 'Thinking Day' held in Fethard on Sunday, February 17, 2002. Back L to R: Aobh O'Shea, Emma Morrissey, Kayleigh Higgins. Front L to R: Nicola Harrington, Susan O'Meara (leader) and Áine Proudfoot.
Fethard Brownies photographed at the regional 'Thinking Day' in Fethard on Sunday, February 17, 2002. Back L to R: Ailish O'Connell (leader), Rachel Prout, Nicole Looby, Fay Manton, Rebecca Fogarty, Catherine O'Connell (leader). Middle Row L to R: Mary Jane Kearney, Louise O'Donnell, Emma Fleming, Danielle Breen. Front L to R: Zoe McManus, Dierdre O'Dwyer, Audrey Tynan, Tamara Timlin and Sarah McManus.
At the Fethard Senior Citizens Party held in February 2002 are L to R: Patricia Murphy, Mamie Morrissey, Sarah Mullins, Tess Lawrence and Johanna Murphy.
Fethard Under-10 Football Team who beat Mullinahone in the Community Games Football final played in Fethard in May 2002.
Mary (Kenrick) Byard, Burke Street, Fethard, who celebrated her 90th birthday on Saturday May 18, 2002. Mary is photographed above with her daughter patsy, family members and visiting friends.
Fethard Under-11 Rugby Team who were beaten by New Inn in the Community Games County Rugby final played in Fethard on Friday, May 10, 2002. Back L to R: Michael John Murphy, Matt O’Sullivan, Mark Ronan, Jerome Ahearne, Stephen Maguire, Sam Manton, Seamus O’Keeffe. Front L to R: Tim O’Hagan, John Lalor, Daniel Hickey, Johnny Grassick and Eoin Healy.
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.
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