Fethard News in Brief...

Historical Society 25th Anniversary AGM

Historical Society 25th Anniversary AGM

Fethard Historical Society will hold their 25th Anniversary AGM at 7.30pm on Tuesday, April 30, in the Abymill Theatre. Following the AGM at 8.30pm, special guest, Cóilín Ó Drisceoil, Kilkenny Archaeology Ltd, will give an illustrated talk on the recently completed Archaeological Survey of Fethard Town Hall. This talk will explain all the new discoveries unearthed during the survey completed in February, 2013. All are welcome to attend the AGM and lecture. The evening will close with a celebratory wine reception marking the 25th Anniversary of Fethard Historical Society.

Dancing at Ballroom

Dancing at Fethard Ballroom on Sunday Night, April 28, to the music of Brian McDermott. As an extra bonus we are happy to announce that TG4 have requested a visit to the Ballroom on Sunday night as part of a television documentary on Fethard that they are currently making. So with TV cameras and good music and dancing, a great night is assured for all. Dancing 9pm to midnight and admission is €7.

Fethard Ladies Football

Our U14 girls opened their season with a victory in a challenge against Commercials. This was followed up by a great victory against a very strong Mullinahone team in the first round of the championship and everyone played their part on the day.

Attendances for training have been excellent so far and we now look forward to the next round of the championship against Cappawhite in what promises to be another tough fixture. Well done to all and keep up the good work girls.

The U12s challenge match is fixed for Thursday, April 25, against Moyle Rovers in Monroe. Throw in is at 7pm and we ask all players to please be there for 6.40pm.

Finding new life in the Spirit!

A seminar, ‘Finding new life in the Spirit’, will commence in Holy Trinity Parish Church at 7pm on this Wednesday, April 24, topic is ‘Gods Love’. The seminar will continue each Wednesday evening at the same time until May 29. All are invited to attend this very informative journey of faith. Guest speakers will attend.

Moyglass Tennis Club

Moyglass Tennis Club will hold their AGM on Monday, April 29, at 8pm in Moyglass Community Hall. All welcome to attend. Since re-forming last summer great use has been made of the fine tennis facilities in Moyglass. Paschal Whelan continues to provide coaching for juniors and at the moment we are planning another tournament and a summer tennis camp. We are at the stage where we would like to develop the game for adults in Moyglass and would be delighted to hear your opinions on this. Please get involved in your local club which provides fun for children, teenagers and adults all through the summer. Phone or text Emma on 086 8717237, Tel: (052) 6131111 or Cora on 087 2333684 for further information.

Convent Community Hall

As the evenings get longer Zumba 
classes will now start at 8.30pm on Tuesday nights in Fethard Convent Community Hall instead of 8.15pm. Great fun workout while still burning up the calories.

Parent / Minder Toddler Group continues every Thursday morning at Fethard Convent Community hall at 11am, this is a great facility been offered to all members of our community to bring your children down and let them play and mix with other children while you enjoy a cup of tea and a chat. €2 per adult to cover expenses.

Would you have any interest in learning the bodhrán? We have a lady willing to give weekly classes to adults and children if enough interest is shown, contact Joan at the Community Office, Tel: (052) 6131000 for more details

Relaxation classes will be starting in the Convent Community Hall next week if you would like to do these classes and have not yet given your name please contact Joan at the Community Office, Tel: (052) 6131000.

Day Care Centre AGM

The Fethard and District Day Care Centre will hold their annual general meeting on Thursday, April 25, in the Tirry Community Centre at 8pm. All are welcome.

Community Lotto

The numbers drawn on April 17, were: 11, 17, 20 and 32. We had no jackpot winner and one ‘Match Three’ winner who received €150: Johnny O’Dwyer, Strylea.

The three following ‘Lucky Dip’ winners won €50 each: Emma O’Donohoe, Cois Falla; Liam O’Connor, Knockelly; Mary Godfrey, Derryluskin.

The numbers drawn on April 10, were: 1, 3, 17 and 20. We had no jackpot winner and one ‘Match 3’ winner who received €150: Pamela O’Donnell, Grangebeg.

The three following ‘Lucky Dip’ winners won €50 each: Tony Morgan, Kilnockin View; Thelma Griffith, Crampscastle; and Therese Ryan, c/o Maria Murphy.

Next week’s draw takes place on Wednesday, April 24 and the Jackpot is €8,800 and the Jackpot seller’s prize is €880.

The late Tony Cahalan

We offer our condolences at this time to the Cahalan family, Fatima Park, Clonmel, in particular to his son Owen (Dubai) and daughter Elaine (Perth, Australia) on the passing of Anthony ‘Tony’ Cahalan, aged 55, from Ard na Gráinne, Clonmel, who died on Tuesday, April 16, and was the original joint founder member of the Fethard Tipperary 27th Unit Scouts and Cubs in 1987 with Noel Byrne as Unit Leader. For his ten years of commitment and dedication to the people of Fethard, Killusty and Coolmoyne, we thank him. Go ndeanai Trocaire ar an ainmeachta.

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