Fethard News in Brief...

The Mick Aherne Memorial Trophy at Fethard Ballroom

The Mick Aherne Memorial Trophy at Fethard Ballroom

The Annual Dance Competition will be held in Fethard Ballroom on Saturday night next, May 4, at 8.30pm (till late) in aid of South Tipperary Hospice. Competition includes The Mick Aherne Memorial Trophy, two-dance Old-Time Waltz and Quick-Step, Beginners, Novice, Intermediate and Open in all Classes, Slow-Waltz, Old-Time-Waltz, Quick-Step, Fox-Trot etc, and much more social dancing. Please come along and support this worthy cause as all proceeds go to South Tipperary Hospice.

Dancing at Fethard Ballroom continues again on Sunday Night, May 5, to the music of Catherine and The Images. A great night’s entertainment is assured for all. Dancing 9pm to midnight and admission is €7.

Finding new life in the Spirit!

A seminar, ‘Finding new life in the Spirit’, continues in Holy Trinity Parish Church at 7pm on this Wednesday, May 1, topic is ‘Gods Covenant’. The seminar will continue each Wednesday evening at the same time until May 29.

Next Wednesday, May 8, the topic will be ‘Salvation’; May 15 ‘The New Life’; May 19 (Sunday) ‘Baptism in the Spirit’; May 22 ‘Growth’ and finishing on May 29 with ‘Transformation in Christ’.

All are invited to attend this very informative journey of faith. Guest speakers will attend.

Fethard Town Wall receives grant assistance from Heritage Council

Grant assistance of €10,000 has been given by the Heritage Council through the Irish Walled Town’s Network to undertake repair and maintenance works at the section of the Fethard Town Wall at Watergate. The funding application was made to the Heritage Council earlier this year by South Tipperary County Council in association with the Fethard Town Walls Steering Committee. The works will build on previous repair works undertaken at this section and along the wall circuit.

Get your teeth whitened at Fethard Convent Community Hall

How would you like to get your teeth whitened without spending a fortune? ‘Sparkles Whitening’ are coming to Fethard on Saturday, May 18, and are offering a fantastic intro offer of €50 so if you would like an appointment call 085 7547092 or visit ‘sparkles whitening’ on FaceBook.

There are still a few places left for the bodhrán lessons starting in Fethard Convent Community Hall on Wednesday evenings in May, children’s lessons start at 6.30pm and cost €5 per child per week and adult lessons start at 7.17pm and cost €8 per week. Lessons will last for 45 minutes, as Marion has a limited number of bodhráns, places are offered on a first come basis. If you know of anybody that has a bodhrán and not using it, we would be delighted to have a loan of it for the duration of the lessons. To enquire about a place ring Joan at (052) 6131000.

Fethard Convent Community Hall is now available for bookings for Communions, Confirmations, birthday parties or any special occasion, for more details phone 086 8743752 or (052) 6131000.

Jack’s best fight of his life

Saturday, April 27, Jack Connolly put in one of the best fights of his life when he defeated Peter Keenan at the Lakeroom Bar, in Mahon, Cork City. The event was the 10th anniversary tournament hosted by Loughmahon Boxing Club.

Keenan at 21 years old, a local hero, and the first boxer ever to represent Loughmahon at the Elite Senior Championships at the National Stadium last month, had no answers and could not contend with the 16 year old from Fethard, in what was a master display from Jack to win by a majority decision in Keenan’s own back yard.

Keenan known for his strength and power, was out foxed by Jack for the entire fight, with a brilliant performance of power, speed, left jab and use of the ring, to take the honours in front of the Loughmahon supporters in their own local club. Coach Bobby Galvin made it three wins from three when Jack’s club-mates Kenny Dillon and Liam McKenna also recorded impressive victories for the Clonmel Boxing Club. Fantastic stuff and well done to all concerned.

Community Lotto

The numbers drawn on April 24, were: 4, 15, 24 and 32. We had no jackpot winner and one ‘Match Three’ winner who received €150: Richie Cummins, c/o Tom Purcell.

The three following ‘Lucky Dip’ winners won €50 each: Mary Keane, Knockelly, Fethard; P. Russell, Ballydonnell, Mullinahone; and Theresa Ryan, c/o Maria Murphy.

Remember you can purchase your lotto ticket online at fethard.com. Buy seven weekly tickets and get one free! Check on the website for lots of special offers. Next week’s draw takes place on Wednesday, May 1 and the Jackpot is €8,950 and the Jackpot seller’s prize is €895. All proceeds go towards community work in Fethard.

Died recently

The death has occurred on Saturday, April 27, 2013, of John (Jack) Martin, Coolmoyne, Fethard, and formerly of Clonmore, Templemore. Interment took place in Calvary Cemetery, Fethard.

Fethard News

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