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The Lorrha Notes are compiled weekly by Rose Mannion who is the local correspondant for a number of regional papers. Contact Rose at (090) 9747079 or (086) 8647166 or by emailing roselmannion@yahoo.ie

Lorrha Notes

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The Liam McCarthy and Munster cup visit Lorrha School.

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Brother and sister, Frank Larkin and Ann Coughlan were delighted to hold the Munster cup when it visited the parish on Tuesday 27th

 

Late Julie Anne Sullivan.

The peaceful death occurred on Wednesday September 21st  at her residence at Redwood, Lorrha of Judy Sullivan. Nee Ryan from Birr, she was in her 81st year.
Predeceased by her husband Larry, son Stephan, granddaughter Tara and by her twin sister Norah Byrne, she is survived by her daughters, sons-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives, neighbours and friends.
After funeral Mass in the Church of the Most Holy Redeemer, Redwood, on Friday 23rd. Burial took place in Bonaham cemetery, Rathcabbin. May she rest in peace.

Church News.

Please note that the Rosary will be recited before Mass during the month of October. We offer congratulations to our new Bishop, Fintan Monaghan who was ordained in Ennis on Sunday last. We wish him well in the years ahead. A day for sacristans will take place in St. Ruadhan’s Church, Lorrha on Saturday October 8th from 10.30am to 3.00p.m. For details send a S.A.E. to Fr. Pat Mulcahy P.P. Lorrha. Those who are interested in being more involved and active in the parish are also invited to attend.

Isla Grant Concert.

The Parish Pastoral Council are organising a concert with Isla Grant, to take place in Rathcabbin Church. To book your seat contact Betty at (087) 6667374 or Oliver at (087) 4159585.

First Aid at Redwood NS

A certified first aid course including CPR and AED will be held in Redwood NS on Wednesday, 12th October at 7p.m. The course costs €35 per person and will be certified for 2 years. Booking essential on 090 9747186 or redwoodns@live.ie.

Well Done.

Congratulations is extended to the Lorrha/Rovers under 14 ‘B’ team who beat Boherlahan/Dualla 1.10 to 1.2 in the County final recently. Well done to all concerned.

Commiserations.

Hard luck to the U16 hurlers who lost the North Final on Sunday last. Commiserations also to the Junior camogie girls who lost their semi-final bid to a stronger Boherlahan on Saturday last.

Harvest Thanksgiving.

The annual Harvest Thanksgiving will take place in St. Ruadhan’s C.O.I. on Sunday October 2nd at 8pm. All are invited. Refreshments will be served in the hall afterwards.

Good Luck Ethan.

North Tipperary Ploughing committee wish to thank everyone who competed in the All-Ireland championships in Tullamore. We congratulate Joe Slattery who won bronze in the Intermediate reversible class. Well done too and congratulations to Offaly member Laura Grant, on winning Queen of the Plough. Laura has always participated at our annual N.T.P. championships. A great achievement Laura and well done. We extend the very best of luck to our own Ethan Harding when he represents the Republic of Ireland when he competes in the vintage hydrolic class in the Six Nations which takes place in Ballon, Co. Carlow on Sunday October 2nd. The Six Nations consist of Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, England, Scotland and Wales. Ethan deserves as much support as possible, therefore we would appreciate if you could go along to Ballon on Sunday and show support for him. Good luck Ethan.

Badminton.

Lorrha badminton club have recommenced training at 8 o’clock in the GAA complex on Tuesday night. Anybody interested in playing a bit of badminton are more than welcome . It’s a great way to get fit  so come on over and give it try.

Lorrha Camogie:

Lorrha Juniors lost out to a stronger Boherlahan side in the County Semi-Final on Saturday on  a scoreline of 1-6 to 1-13. We are now out of the competition but we had a very successful and positive year in our club and have many people to thank for their support and commitment.

We would like to thank our Chairperson Bernie Cleary for taking on the role at the start of the year and keeping our club together.  We would like to thank Jimmy Dunne and Colm Duggan for training and managing us and putting in so much time and commitment and leading us to a County League title. We would like to thank David Broderick for his commitment as our physio for the year. Thank you also to all those who helped out on the line on match days.

We would also like to thank all our sponsors for their generosity to our club; Leslie Shaw Portumna Hire Agri for sponsoring a new set of jerseys, Mikey Naylor Car Dismantlers for sponsoring a set of training tops, Noel Hogan Urban Sports for sponsoring training sliotars, Teresa Dunne-Walker for sponsoring after-training/matches meals and also a set of hurling socks, Breda O’Meara Pharmacy Borrisokane for sponsoring our first aid kit and also Colm Joseph Duggan Carpentry and David Broderick Sports Therapy. Your sponsorship was deeply appreciated.

We would like to thank the panel of girls for their commitment this year and we are hopeful to the future of our club. A big thank you also to all our supporters who wished us well and came to our matches and cheered us on throughout the year.
Deepest Sympathy:
We would like to express our deepest sympathy to our Chairperson Bernie Cleary and to players Colette and Celine Cleary and Mary Hogan on the death of their mother and grandmother, Judy Sullivan, may she rest in peace.

Success for Leanne

Congratulations to Leanne Sullivan from Redwood who won  the Connemara under 9 years Irish dancing championships which were held on Saturday last. A student with “Stephanie Power School of Irish Dance”, out of the first four dances, Leanne won three and secured a second place in the fourth. Well done Leanne.

Autumn De-Clutter.
When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the autumn collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and maths including bath toilet and shower math’s, soiled or wet clothing. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep two adults employed. Many thanks for your continued support.

GAA News

Under 21: All Under 21 players are asked to attend training with the juniors as the championship will get underway in the coming weeks. We are drawn in a group with Portroe, Borrisokane and Ballinahinch/Templederry.

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers Gaels defeated Roscrea in the North ‘A’ semi-final replay which took place on Monday week last in Borrisokane, 0-17 to 2-8. The final against Toomevara was played last Saturday in Nenagh and despite leading for long stages they were caught at the end and beaten 0-18 to 1-14. Hard luck to the players and mentors on what was a lengthy and exciting campaign

Panel: Manus Heenan, Marcus Esmonde, James O’Sullivan, Jack Ryan, Daniel Madden, Daniel O’Donoghue, Matthew Tierney, Conor Ryan, Eamon Hough, Oliver Cleary, Michael Slattery, John O’Meara, Michael Tierney, Conal Moran, Alan O’Meara, Ray O’Meara, Colm Fogarty, Kieran Clarke, Adam Slattery, Kevin Boyle, Aleksandrs Semjonovs, Oisin McMahon, Mark Stanley, Dylan Mannion, Ciaran Redmond, Jack Moran, Cody Watson. Mentors: Stephen Darcy, David Moran, Willie Ryan, Jimmy Dunne.

Liam MacCarthy Cup visits Lorrha: The Liam MacCarthy Cup visited the parish on Tuesday with Patrick Maher, Brian Hogan and John Madden bringing the All Ireland trophy to Lorrha, Redwood and Rathcabbin National Schools, as well as Killeen NS, where Brian Hogan went to school. It also paid a visit to St Kieran’s Nursing Home while later in the evening at the Clubhouse, all our juvenile players were able to get their hands on the trophy before a special event later in the night. More next week.

Lotto: Our jackpot is now €10,650 with a Match 3 pot of €100. Thank you for your continued support. You can play our lotto online at www.locallotto.ie where it is easy to play every week. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5.

Social Dancing: on Friday night to the music of Brian McDermott. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Sympathy: Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the Sullivan and Cleary families on the death of Judy Sullivan, Redwood, who passed away last week. Also sympathies to the Mannion family on the death of Michael Mannion, Donegal, and late of Curraghagloss. May they rest in peace.


Lorrha Notes

Late Michael Mannion.

The unexpected death occurred on Sunday last September 18th  at Letterkenny University Hospital of Mick Mannion, Dungloe, Donegal and late of Curraghagloss, Lorrha. Sympathy is extended to his wife Mary, daughters Frances and Joanne, sons in law Myles and Mick, grandchildren, brothers, sister, aunt, relatives, neighbours and friends on their great loss. After funeral Mass in the Church of Our Lady, Enniscrone, Co. Sligo on Tuesday last, burial took place in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Kilglass. May he rest in peace.

Well Done.

Congratulations is extended to Dr Shane Murray, son of Margaret and Frank, Portland, Lorrha, who was conferred recently with an Honours Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree by University of Leicester.  Shane also received the Phillip Hammersley Gold Medal 2016, and the BMA Prize for Clinical Excellence 2016. Well done Shane and the best of luck in the future.

Church News.

Sacred Stillness offers us a day to explore the inner journey with John Doherty. Venue: Mt. St. Joseph’s Monastery, Roscrea. Date: Sat. 8th Oct. Time: 10am-4.30pm.Cost: €25 (includes tea/coffee/light lunch). Through guided meditation and input, we will be helped to anchor in the present and to understand something of the contemplative path. To apply contact: Anthony Lenihan 087 6163492, Donagh O’Meara 087 2322140 or Maureen Kelly 087 2890942. Booking essential before Sept. 24th .

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament continues every Thursday from 10am to 10pm. in  Rathcabbin  Church. We invite all parishioners to come & stay a while in the presence of Jesus.

Lorrha Junior Camogie:

The Lorrha Junior girls take on Boherlahan in the Championship County Semi-Final on Saturday coming the  24th Sept in The Ragg camogie grounds at 2pm. Best of luck to players and management. For supporters travelling to the match please note the entry fee on the gate is €10. All support hugely appreciated.

Autumn De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the autumn collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and maths including bath toilet and shower math’s, soiled or wet clothing. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep two adults employed. Many thanks for your continued support.


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St. Kieran Care Home Rathcabbin visit Mt. St., Joseph’s Abbey Roscrea recently.

FREE EVENT ON SATURDAY 17th

FREE canoeing & kayaking this Saturday 17th September at Portumna Swimming Area from 12noon – 4pm with Lough  Derg Water Sports in conjunction with European week of Sports. Suitable for adults & children.  0868739242

Recent Wedding.

The beautiful wedding of Niall Sullivan, son of T.P. and Bridget, Birr and Sinead Bruce, daughter of Robert and Christine, Whiteford, Crinkill, took place on June 14th in Star of the Sea Church, Quilty, Co. Clare. The grooms two brothers Barry and Derek was his bestman and groomsman respectively while the bride was attended by her sister Maura Bruce and by her friend Orla Stynes. The brides neighbour and friend Fr. Michael Garaghty officiated. Both the grooms mum Bridget and the brides mum Christine carried the offertory gifts to the altar. Afterwards the newly weds were joined by their neighbours, friends and relations for their reception which was held in the Armanda Hotel in Spanish Point and they chose to honeymoon in Sicily. Many congratulations is extended to Niall and Sinead for a long and happy life together in Moatfield, Lorrha.

Harold’s Cross Win.

Congratulations is extended to Siobhan Bourke Kennedy. Rathcabbin who had a important win with her greyhound recently. ‘Newinn Tess’ who is trained by Neilus O Connell, won the Kenilworth Motors 525 yards Irish Puppy Oaks at Harold’s Cross. Well done Siobhan and hope you have plenty more to celebrate in the future.

Ploughing Meeting.

North Tipperary Ploughing are holding a very important meeting on this Wednesday night the 14th  at 9pm in The Yanks, Borrisokane. All members are requested to attend.

National Ploughing Championships.

The 85th National Ploughing Championships will take place this year in Screggan, Tullamore from Tuesday September 20th to Thursday 22nd. North Tipperary Ploughing have a grand total of eight competitors taking part. James Hough, Ciaran Milne, Tom Duffy, Ray Clancy, Joe Slattery, Ken Wallace, Liam Murphy and John Cahalan. We wish them all the best of luck in their respective classes.

Fundraiser.

A fundraising Poker Classic in aid of Concern, will take place on Friday night September 16th in The Friars Tavern, Lorrha at 9pm. 5 card draw and entry fee is €20 with prizes pro rata. Your support will be appreciated for this worthy cause.

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Anyone interested in advertising their business or who may have photographs, old or not so old, or poems relating to the Lorrha parish, that may be used in the 2017 Lorrha Parish calendar please contact (086) 8647166 or (086) 8493595 or email: info@lorrhadorrha.ie. All hard back copies of photographs will be returned.

Church News.

Our Bishop elect – Fr. Fintan Monaghan will be ordained Bishop of Killaloe on Sunday September 25th in the Cathedral, Ennis.  He has informed us that he will be willing to administer the Sacrament of Confirmation in this parish in 2017.  But if we agree to this invitation we must be willing to accept the date he will announce as he will be extremely busy in his first year as Pastor,  or instead, if we wish, he will come to the parish on a pastoral visit meeting the children and the people.  If that be the situation, the priest of the parish will administer the sacrament as we have done in previous years.  If you have an opinion on this matter, please let it be known to Fr. Pat on or before this coming Wednesday 14th September.
Journey of Faith: For six Wednesday nights, beginning Sept.14th, this course will help us to reflect on understanding our faith and applying it to the realities of our lives. Talks by Fr. Gerard McCarthy, will be Scripture based. Venue: Pastoral Centre, Church Road, Nenagh. Time: 7.30pm- 9pm. Cost: Donation. If you are interested in booking a place please contact: Srs. Rita Corry/Patricia Greene @ 067 32830. Booking essential.

Sacred Stillness offers us a day to explore the inner journey with John Doherty. Venue: Mt. St. Joseph’s Monastery, Roscrea. Date: Sat. 8th Oct. Time: 10am-4.30pm.Cost: €25 (includes tea/coffee/light lunch). Through guided meditation and input, we will be helped to anchor in the present and to understand something of the contemplative path. To apply contact: Anthony Lenihan 087 6163492, Donagh O’Meara 087 2322140 or Maureen Kelly 087 2890942. Booking essential before Sept. 24th .

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament continues every Thursday from 10am to 10pm. in  Rathcabbin  Church. We invite all parishioners to come & stay a while in the presence of Jesus.

Lorrha Camogie

Lorrha Juniors lost out narrowly with a two point defeat to Ballina in a hard fought match on Friday evening last. They now go through to a quarter final place against Burgess-Duharra this weekend, time, date and venue to be confirmed. Please keep an eye on our facebook page for details. Best of luck to players and management. All support greatly appreciated.

Autumn De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the autumn collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and maths including bath toilet and shower math’s, soiled or wet clothing. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep two adults employed. Many thanks for your continued support.

Banagher Horse Fair.

The Annual Banagher Horse Fair 2016 will take place on Sunday 18th September. All are welcome.  Keeping the tradition alive.

Have Fun with Pottery!

To celebrate National Culture Night, Finn Pottery will give a Pottery Throwing Demonstration on the potter’s wheel, followed by Workshops for both adults & children at the Workhouse Centre in Portumna on Friday 16th.  Fun for all the family. Light refreshments & FREE Entry. All Welcome! Free tours of the Workhouse at 6pm and 7pm.

GAA News

Junior Hurling: The Junior ‘B’ hurlers will play Portroe in the North semi-final on Saturday 17th September in Puckane at 6pm. All support would be appreciated. Newport are already through to the final.

Under 21: All Under 21 players are asked to attend training with the juniors as the championship will get underway in late September.

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers played Silvermines in Ballinderry last Tuesday in the North quarter final and won a thriller, 7-11 to 6-9. They progressed to the North ‘A’ semi-final against Roscrea last Monday evening and the game ended in a draw, 2-11 to 1-14. The replay takes place next Monday in Borrisokane at 5.30pm

Under 14: Well done to the Lorrha/Shannon Rovers Gaels U14’s defeated Arravale Rovers 4-12 to 0-7 in the County ‘B’ hurling semi-final in Newport on Saturday afternoon. All roads lead to Dolla this Saturday at 2pm as the team play Boherlahan-Dualla in the County final. Best of luck to the players and mentors and all support would be appreciated.

Tipp Clubs Draw: The September Draw took place last Friday night but there was now Lorrha prize winner this month. Thanks to everyone who has joined the draw and we would ask all promoters to bring their accounts up to date.

Lotto: Our jackpot is now €10,200 with a Match 3 pot of €100. Thank you for your continued support. You can play our lotto online at www.locallotto.ie where it is easy to play every week. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5.

Social Dancing: on Friday night to the music of Sam O’Doherty. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am


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Tipp Senior Captain Brendan Maher steps up to take hold of the Liam McCarthy cup after Tipp beat Kilkenny in the final 2.29 to 2.20 to claim back the title last won in 2010

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Tipp Minor captain Brian McGrath is presented with the cup in the first win for the County on Sunday last.

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Mary and Ann watching the match at St. Kieran’s Care Home, Rathcabbin

Fundraiser.

A fundraising Poker Classic in aid of Concern, will take place on Friday night September 16th in The Friars Tavern, Lorrha at 9pm. 5 card draw and entry fee is €20 with prizes pro rata. Your support will be appreciated for this worthy cause.

LorrhaDorrha Parish Calendar 2017

Anyone interested in advertising their business or who may have photographs, old or not so old, or poems relating to the Lorrha parish, that may be used in the 2017 Lorrha Parish calendar please contact (086) 8647166 or (086) 8493595 or email: info@lorrhadorrha.ie. All hard back copies of photographs will be returned.

Tipp on the Double.

Well done to Patrick “Bonner” Maher, Brian Hogan and selector John Madden and the Tipperary senior team on their 2.29 to 2.20 victory over Kilkenny in the All – Ireland final on Sunday last. Once again Bonner served up a massive performance for his second All-Ireland medal and scored two points as well as setting up many more. He was also named on the RTE team of the year on Sunday night. Well done also to the Minor who finished 1.21 to 0.17 on their victory over Limerick. A great wee-end for Tipperary hurling.

Church News.

Towards Peace is a service designed for those who have experienced sexual, physical, emotional or spiritual abuse by Catholic Church personnel in Ireland. Support is also available for family members of abuse survivors.

Towards Healing: direct services to survivors through a range of counselling, psycho therapy, helpline, advocacy and restorative approaches. Phone 1800 303416, email coordinator@towardshealing.ie
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament continues every Thursday from 10am to 10pm. in  Rathcabbin  Church. We invite all parishioners to come & stay a while in the presence of Jesus.

Researching Carroll Family.

Paula Reid would like to get in touch with members of the Carroll family from Annagh, Lorrha. Paula has already done quite a bit of research on this family but would like to connect with others interested/connected to this Carroll family. Paula can be contacted by email at paulatgreid@gmail.com or by phone on Phone no 00353 (0)872671313. This request can also be viewed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie under guestbook.

Autumn De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the autumn collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and maths including bath toilet and shower math’s, soiled or wet clothing. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep two adults employed. Many thanks for your continued support.

Banagher Horse Fair.

The Annual Banagher Horse Fair 2016 will take place on Sunday 18th September. All are welcome.  Keeping the tradition alive.

Have Fun with Pottery! Friday, 16th September, 4-6 pm, at the Irish Workhouse Centre

To celebrate National Culture Night, Finn Pottery will give a Pottery Throwing Demonstration on the potter’s wheel, followed by Workshops for both adults & children. Fund for all the family. Light refreshments & FREE Entry. All Welcome! Free tours of the Workhouse at 6pm and 7pm.

Traineeship Opportunities in the CoR & EA Group

Twice a year the European Alliance group secretariat has the opportunity to have a trainee (University graduate) in the group for a five month period (there are possibilities across the CoR).  The dates the traineeships take place is from 16 February to 15 July (spring session) and from 16 September to 15 February of the following year (autumn session).

Traineeship beginning on the 16 February 2017, the deadline to apply is shortly approaching as applications need to be submitted by the 30 September 2016.

If you are aware of any University graduates who may be interested, please let them know.

The web link for applications is:http://cor.europa.eu/en/about/traineeships/Pages/cor-traineeship.aspx
Similar opportunities are available across the different EU institutions such as Council of the EU. European Parliament, European Commission, European Economic and Social Committee

GAA News

Junior Hurling: The Junior ‘B’ hurlers will play Portroe in the North semi-final on Saturday 17th September in Puckane at 6pm. Newport are already through to the final.

Under 21: All Under 21 players are asked to attend training with the juniors as the championship will get underway in late September.

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers played Silvermines in Ballinderry on Tuesday in the North quarter final and won a thriller 7-11 to 6-9. They progress to the North ‘A’ semi-final next Monday evening, opponent, venue and time to be confirmed.

Under 14: Well done to the Lorrha/Shannon Rovers Gaels U14’s who retained the North ‘B’ Hurling title following a 2-8 to 1-7 win over Ballinahinch/Templederry in Dolla on Saturday. The team progress to a semi-final against West champions Arravale Rovers in Newport this Saturday at 12 noon. Best of luck to the players and mentors.

Tipperary: Well done to Patrick Maher, Brian Hogan, John Madden and both the Tipperary senior and minor hurling teams on giving us such a wonderful day at Croke Park last Sunday in winning the All Ireland titles.

Tipp Clubs Draw: The September Draw takes place this Friday night. Any outstanding money should be paid asap

Lotto: Our jackpot is now €10,200 with a Match 3 pot of €100. Thank you for your continued support. You can play our lotto online at www.locallotto.ie where it is easy to play every week. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5.

Social Dancing: on Friday night to the music of Derek Veale. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.


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William has set the tone…….can others follow???? We will know on Sunday evening…

Congratulations is extended to fourteen year old William Holmes, son of Marie and John, Rathcabbin, who was crowned All-Ireland Mouth Organ champion in the twelve to fifteen age group, at the recent Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann which took place in Ennis. A member of the Roscrea Comhaltas group, music comes naturally to William who also plays the fiddle and he featured on the TG4 screening of the Fleadh.
William is pictured here holding his All-Ireland trophy and his gold medal.

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Sean O’Meara with his granddaughter getting ready for Sunday’s All-Ireland

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Up Tipp…………

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St. Kieran’s Care Home, Rathcabbin, getting ready for the All Ireland

A pre – match get together ‘The Calm before the Storm’ will take place in McCormack’s pub in Abbeyville on Friday night 2nd from 9pm. A night of traditional music & song with a special parish guest & All-Ireland champion. Kathleen & Louis look forward to seeing you all there.

All-Ireland Champion.

Congratulations is extended to William Holmes, Rathcabbin who won the All-Ireland Mouth Organ competition in the recent Fleadh Ceoil which was held in Ennis. A young musician to watch out for in the future. Well done William.

LorrhaDorrha Parish Calendar 2017

Anyone interested in advertising their business or who may have photographs, old or not so old, or poems relating to the Lorrha parish, that may be used in the 2017 Lorrha Parish calendar please contact (086) 8647166 or (086) 8493595 or email: info@lorrhadorrha.ie. All hard back copies of photographs will be returned.

Commiserations

We extend commiserations to Lorrha U12 team and their mentors who lost their bid for County honours to Gortnahoe in the County final on Sunday last in Holycross. Hard luck.

Good Luck.

We extend the best of luck to Lorrha Rovers U14 team and mentors when they take on Ballinahinch/Templederry in the u14 North Final on Saturday coming. See fixtures for time and venue.

Church News:

Adoration of the Blessed sacrament continues every Thursday from 10am to 10pm in Rathcabbin Church. All are invited to attend. Mass will be celebrated in Lorrha Church at 9.30am on Friday coming the 2nd of September for the First Friday.

Good Luck.

The best of luck is extended to Patrick “Bonner” Maher, Brian Hogan and selector John Madden and the Tipperary senior team when they take on Kilkenny in the All – Ireland final on Sunday. We also wish the Minor team the best of luck in their final against Limerick.

Lorrha Camogie:

Lorrha Junior Camogie first round match of the championship was cancelled by their opponents Nenagh who couldn’t field a team. Lorrha are down to play Moyle Rovers on Friday evening coming but no confirmation of the fixture has been received at time of going to print. Their third game is fixed for Friday 9th Sept against Ballina on home ground.

Autumn De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the autumn collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and maths including bath toilet and shower math’s, soiled or wet clothing. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep two adults employed. Many thanks for your continued support.

Banagher Horse Fair.

The Annual Banagher Horse Fair 2016 will take place on Sunday 18th September. All are welcome.  Keeping the tradition alive.

All-Ireland Hurling Final Preview

Tipperary and Kilkenny experts and fans will go head-to-head when Irish TV broadcast a special two-hour live All-Ireland Hurling Final preview show on Thursday (Sept 1) from 8-10pm. from The Horse & Jockey Hotel.

Dream For Liam will feature expert analysis from GAA pundits including former Tipp stars John Leahy, James Woodlock and Michael Cleary.

They will be joined by former manager Michael Doyle, camogie star Maeve Stokes, Tipp kit man John Hotpoint Hayes and the recently-crowned Pride of Tipperary Hazel Heffernan.

Four-time All-Ireland winner John Power leads the Kilkenny contingent, which includes former players Richie Power, Michael Walsh and Murty Fogarty and Sky TV pundit JJ Delaney.

Also representing the Cats will be kit man Denis Rackard Coady (with the Liam McCarthy Cup), and Kilkenny Rose Sarah Kearns.

Ireland’s first international TV channel will broadcast the show live from the Horse and Jockey Hotel in Thurles on Sky 191, Freesat 400, eVision 191, all free-to-air boxes and online at www.irishtv.com.

The show will be presented by Brendan Hennessy and Tipperary Rose Fiona O’Sullivan will also include some great music from both Tipperary and Kilkenny including the The Two Johnnies, Pete Fagin and Kayla.

The pundits will look at the key battles in the big match and the strengths and weaknesses of both panels, with plenty of participation from the audience.

The show will also look at the close links and fierce rivalry between Tipperary and Kilkenny ahead of one of the most eagerly awaited All-Ireland hurling finals in years.

Audience tickets are now available from Irish TV on 098 56582 or from the venue.

 

Inland Fisheries Ireland announces agreement with Angling Federations on trout production

The Board of Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) met on Thursday Aug 25th with a joint delegation from the National Anglers Representative Association and Trout Anglers Federation of Ireland to discuss IFI’s proposal to exit the production of trout for the re-stocking of angling lakes. As a result of these discussions the Board of IFI has agreed to defer its proposal indefinitely. However, in the discussions the parties recognised that there are significant economic, environmental and biological issues surrounding the current production facilities which IFI needs to resolve. Inland Fisheries Ireland is committed to developing and seeking funding for a comprehensive strategy to meet current and future trout production needs, contingent on obtaining the significant investment required. The parties to the discussions agreed to continue to work closely together to deliver this strategy.

The Board of IFI wishes to acknowledge and thank all those who have made submissions to the public consultation on IFI’s exiting from freshwater trout production. This consultation process is now closed.

 

GAA News

Junior Hurling: The Junior ‘B’ hurlers progressed past Ballinahinch on a 1-24 to 0-5 scoreline in the North Championship quarter final in Puckane last Friday evening. They will play Portroe in the semi-final on Saturday 10th September.

Under 21: All Under 21 players are asked to attend training with the juniors as the championship will get underway in late September.

Minor: Lorrha Rovers Gaels received a walkover from Ballina last week which brings their campaign to an end as they cannot make the semi-finals. Thanks to the players and mentors for their work this season.

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers defeated Borris-Ileigh 2-23 to 1-10 to win their fourth game out of seven to progress to the quarter finals where they win play Silvermines in Ballinderry on Tuesday 6th September at 6.30pm

Under 14: Well done to Lorrha Rovers Gaels who qualified for the North ‘B’ Hurling final and will play Ballinahinch/Templederry in the final in Dolla on Saturday 3rdSeptember at 12 noon.

Under 12: Hard luck to the U12’s who lost 3-8 to 1-7 to Gortnahoe/Glengoole in the County final last Sunday in Holycross. Despite falling short, the team has enjoyed Great success this season winning two North titles and can look forward to the higher grades with confidence. Well done to their mentors Denis Duffy, Caroline O’Brien, Michael O’Meara and John Moylan for their work with the team.

Tipperary: Best of luck to Patrick Maher, Brian Hogan, John Madden and both the Tipperary senior and minor hurling teams in Sunday’s All Ireland Finals. Let’s see plenty of blue and gold up throughout the parish to get behind the team.

Lotto: Our jackpot is now €10,050 with a Match 3 pot of €100. Thank you for your continued support. You can play our lotto online at www.locallotto.ie where it is easy to play every week. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5.

Social Dancing: on Friday night to the music of Footloose. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.


Lorrha Notes

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Tipperary footballers served up a massive performance against the well seasoned Mayo in the All-Ireland semi-final on Sunday Aug 21st with the final scoreline 2.13 to 0.14 in favoring Mayo. It’s 14 years since Tipp and Mayo last met in a round 4 Qualifier which Mayo won 0.21 to 1.14 which was held in Ennis. It’s 81 years since Tipp last reached an All-Ireland SFC semi-final. Tipp were beaten by Cavan, the eventual champions, by 1.7 to 0.8 in Croke Park. 13 years earlier , in 1922, was the last time Tipperary contested hurling and football All Ireland semi-finals at senior level in the same year. 

Late Sarah Glynn.

The unexpected death occurred in Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe after a short illness on Tuesday 9th August of Sarah Glynn, Saint Brigid’s Road, Portumna. Nee Gardner, she was born in Redwood, Lorrha, the youngest of two girls, to John and Sarah and attended school locally. Sally went on to work in a shop in Portumna when she finished school and while there she met and married Patrick Glynn who pre-deceased her over twenty years ago. Sally was a hard working woman who farmed along with her husband in Gortnummera for many years before moving to Portumna before Patrick passed away.
She will be sadly missed by all who knew her but in particular by her family. Sympathy is extended to her sons P.J. (Portumna), Hubert (London), daughter Marie (Portumna), granddaughter Perpetual, great-granddaughter Alannah, sister Mary O’Meara (Redwood), nephew Val, (Redwood), relatives and friends on their great loss. After funeral Mass in Saint Brigid’s Church, Portumna on Saturday, August 13th, burial took place in Church Hill Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

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Anyone interested in advertising their business or who may have photographs, old or not so old, or poems relating to the Lorrha parish, that may be used in the 2017 Lorrha Parish calendar please contact (086) 8647166 or (086) 8493595 or email: info@lorrhadorrha.ie. All hard back copies of photographs will be returned.

Double Celebrations.

Congratulations is extended to former parishioner Garda Edel Bourke, Rathcabbin, who has been promoted to the rank of Sergeant within An Garda Siochana. Edel and her husband Dominic along with their daughters Kathleen and Isobel are celebrating the birth of their son and brother, Dominic, in recent weeks so it will be early in the new year that Edel will take up her new duties in Scariff. Well done Edel and family and extended family members on both occasions in your life.

Car Winner.

Congratulations is extended to Mike Coughlan, Lorrha, who was a recent winner of a Ford Fiesta car in the Portumna Credit Union car draw which was supplied by G.A. Claffey. Well done Mike and we wish you many years of happy motoring.

Good Luck.

We extend the best of luck to Lorrha U12 team and their mentors who play Gortnahoe in the County final on Sunday 28th at 1pm in Holycross. They would love to see you all there supporting them all the way. Good luck to all. This fixture is according to Tipperary GAA Coiste na Nog fixtures list.

Lorrha Camogie:

Lorrha Junior Camogie first round match of the championship is next Sunday 28th August at 9am in Nenagh pitch, against Nenagh. All support for players and management greatly appreciated.

Golf Reminder.

Lorrha Parish Golf outing will take place in Portumna Golf Club on 27th August. This year’s Captain is Pascal Moran and the President is Martina Taffe. A time sheet is in operation from 9am to 12.45. To book your place please call the Captain at (087) 2245040 or at (086) 0477404 or call Tony at (087) 6219639.

Autumn De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the autumn collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and maths including bath toilet and shower math’s, soiled or wet clothing. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep two adults employed. Many thanks for your continued support.

Researching Carroll Family.

Paula Reid would like to get in touch with members of the Carroll family from Annagh, Lorrha. Paula has already done quite a bit of research on this family but would like to connect with others interested/connected to this Carroll family. Can you help her? She can be contacted by email at paulatgreid@gmail.com or by phone on Phone no 00353 (0)872671313. This request can also be viewed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie under guestbook.

Portumna Heritage Week.

The Dirt Diggers for Kids on Saturday, 27th August, 12.30 – 2.30 pm  Get down and dirty on a Fun Archaeology Dig for children aged 6 to 12. Please wear old clothes! Admission is €2 and booking is required as spaces are limited. Please phone 090-9759200 to book yours!

Portumna’s Shorelines Arts Festival. Tickets now on sale!

Tickets for Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill (Sept 17th), Maria Doyle Kennedy (Sept 16th) and The Far Flung Trio (Sept 18th) can now be purchased online at www.shorelinesartsfestival.com or in the following outlets in Portumna: Hayes & Hayes totalhealth PharmacyPalmerston Stores, Garry KennyLadies Day Boutique,The Beehive PizzeriaThe Cottage Store Antiques.

We would advise advance booking to avoid disappointment as venues have a strict capacity limit. Tickets for other events will become available for purchase once the full 2016 programme is announced.

Banagher Horse Fair.

The Annual Banagher Horse Fair 2016 will take place on Sunday 18th September. All are welcome.  Keeping the tradition alive.

GAA News

Junior Hurling: The Junior ‘B’ hurlers secured second place in their group with a 1-19 to 2-13 win over Ballina in Moatfield on Saturday evening. They will play Ballinahinch in the quarter finals this Friday evening in Puckane at 6.45pm.

Under 21: All Under 21 players are asked to attend training with the juniors as the championship will get underway in September.

Minor: Lorrha Rovers Gaels fell to a 2-15 to 0-14 defeat to Borrisokane in Ballinderry last Wednesday. They received a walkover from Ballina this week which brings their campaign to an end as they cannot make the semi-finals.

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers played Silvermines in Dolla last Monday week but lost 4-8 to 1-13. Last Monday in their final group game they defeated Borris-Ileigh 2-23 to 1-10 to win their fourth game out of seven to progress to the quarter finals which will be played on Monday 5th September.
Under 14: Well done to Lorrha Rovers Gaels who qualified for the North ‘B’ Hurling final following a 4-15 to 1-3 win over Burgess in Moatfield last Wednesday. They will play Ballinahinch/Templederry or Borrisokane in the final on Saturday 3rdSeptember.

Under 12: Well done to the U12’s who defeated Lattin-Cullen/Aherlow 1-8 to 0-5 in the County semi-final in Borrisoleigh last Saturday. Best of luck to the team and management when they play Gortnahoe/Glengoole in the County final this Saturday 27th August in Holycross at 1pm.

Tipperary: Hard luck to the Tipperary senior footballers in the All Ireland semi-final against Mayo last Sunday.
All Ireland Hurling Final Tickets: The draw for All Ireland Hurling Final tickets, among fully paid up 2016 members only, will take place in the Clubhouse this Friday night at 9.00pm. No late membership will be accepted.

Lorrha Parish Golf Outing: takes place at Portumna Golf Club on Saturday 27thAugust with tee-times available from 9am to 12.45pm. This years captain in Pascal Moran and the President is Martina Taaffe. Timesheet is in operation from Pascal 0872245040, 0860477404 or Tony 0876219639

Lotto: Our jackpot is now €9900 with a Match 3 pot of €120. Thank you for your continued support. You can play our lotto online at www.locallotto.ie where it is easy to play every week. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5.
Social Dancing: on Friday night to the music of Chris Kilroe. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.


Lorrha Notes

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Congratulations to Lorrha U12 team who had a comprehensive victory over Ballinahinch in the C final on Saturday last with mentors John Moylan, Denis Duffy and Caroline O’Meara. Well done all.IMG_9720 (2)

Lorrha’s Patrick Bonner Maher shakes off the challenge of Galway’s Daithi Burke in the All-Ireland semi final. Bonner had a massive game serving up a man of the match performance.

Recent Weddings.

Congratulations is extended to Deirdre Dermody (Lorrha) and Mark Harding (Terryglass) who were married recently in Ashley Park House. We also send congratulations to Eamon Maher (Rathcabbin) and Sinead Ryan (Lorrha) who were married recently. We wish both couples the best of luck in the future.

Researching Carroll Family.

Paula Reid would like to get in touch with members of the Carroll family from Annagh, Lorrha. Paula has already done quite a bit of research on this family but would like to connect with others interested/connected to this Carroll family. Can you help her? She can be contacted by email at paulatgreid@gmail.com or by phone on Phone no 00353 (0)872671313. This request can also be viewed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie under guestbook.

LorrhaDorrha Parish Calendar 2017

Anyone interested in advertising their business or who may have photographs, old or not so old, or poems relating to the Lorrha parish, that may used in the 2017 Lorrha Parish calendar please contact (086) 8647166 or (086) 8493595 or email: info@lorrhadorrha.ie. All hard back copies of photographs will be returned.

Lorrha Camogie:

Junior Camogie: Group 1 for championship matches include; Lorrha, Nenagh, Moyle Rovers and Ballina. Our first group match is against Nenagh in Nenagh on the weekend of 27th/28th Aug. Updates on time and date will be posted on our facebook page and local notes.

Golf.

Lorrha Parish Golf outing will take place in Portumna Golf Club on 27th August. This year’s Captain is Pascal Moran and the President is Martina Taffe. A time sheet is in operation from 9am to 12.45. To book your place please call the Captain at (087) 2245040 or at (086) 0477404 or call Tony at (087) 6219639.

Well Done

Well done to Patrick Maher, Brian Hogan and John Madden and the Tipperary senior hurling team on their All-Ireland semi-final win over Galway setting up a date with Kilkenny in the final on Sept 4th.

Club Success.

Congratulations to the Lorrha U10 team, the winners of the Hubie Hogan Perpetual Cup overcoming Toomevara, Na Fiannna (Enfield) and Tommy Larkins (Woodford) and also the U12 team who had a comprehensive victory over Ballinahinch in the C final on Saturday last. Well done to all.

Autumn De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the autumn collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and maths including bath toilet and shower math’s, soiled or wet clothing. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep two adults employed. Many thanks for your continued support.

Portumna Heritage Week.

As part of Heritage Week (20th-28th), join the MineVention team at Portumna Workhouse – help build a replica of the workhouse in a “Build Battle” challenge, while learning tips with Minecraft; included is a meet-up with SnakeDoctor & Solidarity Gaming, a tour of the Workhouse, a quiz, a free-building / Lego room plus games on X-Boxes. Cost is €10. Suitable for children from 5 years of age. To book your place now, ring 090-9759200.

The Dirt Diggers for Kids on Saturday, 27th August, 12.30 – 2.30 pm

Get down and dirty on a Fun Archaeology Dig for children aged 6 to 12. Please wear old clothes! Admission is €2 and booking is required as spaces are limited. Please phone 090-9759200 to book yours!

Portumna’s Shorelines Arts Festival. Tickets now on sale!

Tickets for Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill (Sept 17th), Maria Doyle Kennedy (Sept 16th) and The Far Flung Trio (Sept 18th) can now be purchased online at www.shorelinesartsfestival.com or in the following outlets in Portumna: Hayes & Hayes totalhealth PharmacyPalmerston Stores, Garry KennyLadies Day Boutique,The Beehive PizzeriaThe Cottage Store Antiques.

We would advise advance booking to avoid disappointment as venues have a strict capacity limit. Tickets for other events will become available for purchase once the full 2016 programme is announced.

GAA News.

Junior Hurling: Lorrha received a walkover from Moneygall in the third round last Saturday. Lorrha play Ballina this Saturday at 7pm in Moatfield in our final group game. Both teams are through to the quarter finals but the result will determine who finishes second and third and who plays Silvermines or Ballinahinch in the quarter finals.

Minor: Lorrha Rovers Gaels went down to a narrow 0-21 to 1-17 defeat to Portroe in Portroe last Wednesday. This evening (Wednesday) they host Borrisokane in Ballinderry at 7pm needing a win to stay in the hunt for the semi-finals.

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers played Kilruane MacDonaghs in round 5 last Monday week and lost 2-8 to 0-10. Last Monday in their penultimate game, they took on Silvermines in Dolla but lost 4-8 to 1-13. Next Monday, 22nd August in their final group game we play Borris-Ileigh in Ballinderry at 6.30pm.
Under 14: Lorrha Rovers Gaels had a comprehensive win over Newport in the North ‘B’ quarter final in Moatfield last Wednesday. This evening (Wednesday) at 7pm, they play Burgess in the semi-final in Moatfield. All support would be appreciated.
Under 12: Congratulations to the Under 12 hurlers and management of Denis Duffy, Caroline O’Brien, John Moylan and Michael O’Meara on guiding the team to the North ‘C’ title in Portroe on Saturday. We wish them the best in the County semi-final against West champions Lattin-Cullen/Aherlow in Borrisoleigh this Saturday 20thAugust at 1.30pm

Tipperary: Congratulations to Patrick Maher, Brian Hogan, John Madden and both the Tipperary senior and minor hurling teams on their All Ireland semi-final wins against Galway on Sunday. Best of luck to the Tipperary senior footballers in the All Ireland semi-final against Mayo this Sunday.
All Ireland Football Semi-Final Tickets: can still be bought online or through Centra and SuperValu stores. The club does not have any more tickets for the game.

All Ireland Hurling Final Tickets: It is hoped to have the draw for All Ireland Final tickets late next week to get them into circulation as early as possible to allow those that aren’t successful in the draw to get searching. Tickets will be drawn among fully paid up 2016 members only.

Lorrha Parish Golf Outing: takes place at Portumna Golf Club on Saturday 27thAugust with tee-times available from 9am to 12.45pm. This years captain in Pascal Moran and the President is Martina Taaffe. Timesheet is in operation from Pascal 0872245040, 0860477404 or Tony 0876219639

Lotto: Our jackpot is now €9750 with a Match 3 pot of €100. Thank you for your continued support. You can play our lotto online at www.locallotto.ie where it is easy to play every week. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5.

Social Dancing: on Friday night to the music of Declan Aungier. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am


Lorrha Notes

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Congratulations to the Lorrha U10 team, the winners of the Hubie Hogan Perpetual Cup overcoming Toomevara, Na Fiannna (Enfield) and Tommy Larkins (Woodford), special thanks to Ken and the Hogan family for presenting the cup for the competition. 

Foraging Course Final Reminder.

There will be a wild food foraging course held in and around Lorrha village on the 17th-19th August. The course, presented by foraging expert Mary Bulfin will cover plant identification, uses, heritage and culinary preparation. People are welcome to join for all or any of the 3 days. This course is free but places are limited, so booking is advisable by text to 0876185461

Recent Weddings.

Congratulations is extended to Elaine Hough and Noel Hogan, Rathcabbin who were married recently in Nenagh and to Padraig O’Donovan Lorrha, and Aimee Milne Crinkill who were also married recently. We wish both couples all the best for the future.

Lotto Win.

Congratulations is extended to Kathleen Duffy Rathcabbin who along with over 30 members of staff and former colleagues in Banagher’s Colaiste Na Sionna picked up €65,861 from the National Lottery last week. When divided out, each one will receive €1,881 as a result of the win. Well done Kathleen and to all your colleagues.

Lorrha Camogie:

Well done to the Lorrha U16 girls Hazel Reddin, Michelle Mannion, Clodagh McIntyre, Courtney Houlihan, Hannah O’Meara, Emily Needham and Mary Houlihan who won the County Final in the Ragg last Saturday evening with the Shannon Rovers camogie team against Toomevara on a scoreline of 4-07 to 2-06. Congratulations to the management and panel on their fantastic success. Well done also to Hazel Reddin on captaining the team. Junior Camogie: Group 1 for championship matches include; Lorrha, Nenagh, Moyle Rovers and Ballina. Our first group match is against Nenagh in Nenagh on the weekend of 27th/28th Aug. Updates on time and date will be posted on our facebook page and local notes.

Milford Care Centre.

This year the Milford Hospice annual Harvest Fair celebrates its 31st anniversary and is scheduled for Sunday14th August at the University of Limerick.  There will be a fun filled programme of activities and entertainment.  Items such as plants, bottles for the bottle stall and homemade cakes along with new items for the Wheel of Fortune will be accepted on the day only.  All other goods, such as toys, fancy goods and books are being accepted at the Hospice from the 2nd August 2016.   For further details, please contact the Fundraising Office on 061 485859.

New Book Published on Lorrha Man Martin O’Meara V.C.

I am pleased to advise that my biography of Martin O’Meara VC, Australia’s only Irish-born Victoria Cross recipient of the First World War, has now been published and is available to purchase. An enlistee from Collie, Martin is also notable as the second Western Australian to get a VC during the War, the first Western Australian to get a VC on the Western Front, and the first 16th Battalion soldier to get a VC during the war. Sadly, Martin is also remembered for his severe mental breakdown shortly after returning to Australia in November 1918. He spent the rest of his life in mental hospitals and is buried at Karrakatta here in Perth.
The book can be purchased through several channels.
If you’re in Perth email me (ianloftus@gmail.com) or call me 0417 674 974 and we can organise something. It’s also available at the Army Museum of Western Australia’s bookshop at Fremantle. If you’re overseas or not in Perth, it can be ordered via my print-on-demand supplier via the following link:
http://www.lulu.com/shop/ian-loftus/the-most-fearless-and-gallant-soldier-i-have-ever-seen/paperback/product-22784825.html
If you’re after multiple copies feel free to contact me and we can negotiate a bulk order discount.
In closing, exactly one hundred years ago Martin O’Meara’s 16th Battalion moved from a training camp near the French village of Warloy to positions near the town of Albert ready to move forward to front line positions. Next week marks the centenary of the 16th Battalion’s actions near the village Pozieres that saw Martin awarded the VC. Take time over the coming week to reflect on the sacrifices made by Martin’s fellow servicemen from Western Australia and South Australia near Pozieres.

Lorrha Man is New Macra CEO

Congratulations is extended to Lorrha resident Denis Duggan who has been appointed CEO of the rural youth organization Macra na Feirme. A native of Burgess and later Borrisokane, Denis and his family have resided in Abbeyville, Lorrha for a number of years. He will take up his Chief Executive position with Macra on October 3rd and we wish him every success. Well done Denis.

Date For Your Diary.

Lorrha Parish Golf outing will take place in Portumna Golf Club on 27th August. This year’s Captain is Pascal Moran and the President is Martina Taffe. A time sheet is in operation from 9am to 12.45. To book your place please call the Captain at (087) 2245040 or at (086) 0477404 or call Tony at (087) 6219639.

Good Luck

The best of luck is extended to Patrick Maher, Brian Hogan and John Madden and the Tipperary senior hurling team when they take on Galway in Croke Park on Sunday August 14th.

Autumn De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the autumn collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and maths including bath toilet and shower math’s, soiled or wet clothing. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep two adults employed. Many thanks for your continued support.

Portumna Heritage Week.

As part of Heritage Week (20th-28th), join the MineVention team at Portumna Workhouse – help build a replica of the workhouse in a “Build Battle” challenge, while learning tips with Minecraft; included is a meet-up with SnakeDoctor & Solidarity Gaming, a tour of the Workhouse, a quiz, a free-building / Lego room plus games on X-Boxes. Cost is €10. Suitable for children from 5 years of age. To book your place now, ring 090-9759200.

The Dirt Diggers for Kids on Saturday, 27th August, 12.30 – 2.30 pm

Get down and dirty on a Fun Archaeology Dig for childen aged 6 to 12. Please wear old clothes! Admission is €2 and booking is required as spaces are limited. Please phone 090-9759200 to book yours!


Portumna’s Shorelines Arts Festival, 15th-18th September – Tickets for Headline Events now on sale!

Tickets for the headline events, Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill (Sept 17th), Maria Doyle Kennedy (Sept 16th) and The Far Flung Trio (Sept 18th) at Shorelines Arts Festival can now be purchased online at www.shorelinesartsfestival.com or in the following outlets in Portumna: Hayes & Hayes totalhealth Pharmacy, Palmerston Stores, Garry Kenny, Ladies Day Boutique, The Beehive Pizzeria, The Cottage Store Antiques.

We would advise advance booking to avoid disappointment as venues have a strict capacity limit. Tickets for other events will become available for purchase once the full 2016 programme is announced.

GAA News

Junior Hurling: Lorrha’s next game is away to Moneygall next Saturday at 7pm where a win will guarantee a place in the quarter finals.

Minor: The minors got their first win of the championship against Ballinahinch/Templederry in Shallee last Friday evening, 4-19 to 3-11. Their next game is away to Portroe this evening (Wednesday) at 7.00pm
Under 16: Lorrha Rovers played Kilruane MacDonaghs in round 5 last Monday and lost 2-8 to 0-10. Next Monday in their penultimate game, they take on Silvermines in Dolla at 6.30pm

Under 14: Lorrha Rovers ended the group stages of the North ‘B’ championship unbeaten and through to the quarter finals where they face Newport this evening (Wednesday) in Moatfield at 7.00pm

Under 12: Best of luck to the Lorrha U12’s who face Ballinahinch in the North ‘C’ final in Portroe this Saturday, 13th August at 12 noon.

Under 10: Congratulations to the U10’s, winners of the Hubie Hogan Perpetual Cup overcoming Toomevara, Na Fiannna (Enfield) and Tommy Larkins (Woodford) at a recent tournament in Moatfield. Special thanks to Ken and the Hogan family for presenting the cup.

Tipperary: Best of luck to Patrick Maher, Brian Hogan, John Madden and both the Tipperary senior and minor hurling teams in the All Ireland semi-finals against Galway on Sunday.

All Ireland Semi-Final Tickets: Orders for tickets to the All Ireland Football semi-final on Sunday 21st August must be with Shane Brophy (0876989612) by Thursday night, 11th August. Stand – €40; Family – €40+€5 (Cusack & Davin Stand Only); Terrace – €25; Club Pass – €10 (Davin Stand only, minimum order of 15 required for the club to access them).

 

There is as special package to attend both the Senior Hurling and Football semi-finals and this can still be accessed online (www.tickets.ie) or through Centra or SuperValu as the hurling semi-final ticket deadline for the club has passed.

Tipperary Clubs Draw: The club had no winner in the July draw which took place last Friday night.

Lorrha Parish Golf Outing: takes place at Portumna Golf Club on Saturday 27thAugust with tee-times available from 9am to 12.45pm. This years captain in Pascal Moran and the President is Martina Taaffe. Timesheet is in operation from Pascal 0872245040, 0860477404 or Tony 0876219639

Lotto: Our jackpot is now €9600 with a Match 3 pot of €120. Thank you for your continued support. You can play our lotto online at www.locallotto.ie where it is easy to play every week. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5.

Social Dancing: on Friday night to the music of Glenn Flynn. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.


Lorrha Notes

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Mr. & Mrs. Birr were out in style for the 48th Annual Birr Vintage Week parade on the last day in July

Recent Wedding.

The wedding of Kevin Coughlan, son of Michael and Anne, Lissagadda, Lorrha, and Sinead Deasy, daughter of Michael and Noreen, Clogagh, Timoleague, Bandon, Co. Cork, took place on April 22nd 2016 in the Church of St. Moluda, Clogagh. The brides sisters Elaine and Ciara along with her friend Claire Clifford carried out the duties of matron of honour and bridesmaids respectively while three of the groom’s friends David Holland, Sean McGarrell and Raymond Kelly carried out the duty of bestman and groomemen respectively. The grooms godson Colin Coughlan acted as page boy for the occasion while the two mothers Anne and Noreen brought the offertory gifts to the altar. Celebrant Fr. Joe Kennedy officiated while the ceremony was enriched with the lovely Church music by Melos.
Afterwards the newly weds joined with their families and friends for their reception which was held in Fernhill House Hotel, Clonakilty. Congratulations is extended to Kevin and Sinead for a long and happy life together as they settle down to married life in Dublin.

Church News:

The Dominicans are this year celebrating 800 years of preaching the gospel. A pilgrimage will take place on Saturday 6th August and a visit will be made to Portumna Abbey (Saturday 12 Noon),   Lorrha Friary (Sat. 3.30pm.), St. Peter & Paul Church,  Boula  (6.00pm Mass).  All welcome.

Date for your diary:  A concert with Isla Grant will take place on Wednesday 14th December in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church, Rathcabbin.   Tickets will soon be on sale at €25, from the Parish Pastoral Council.

Milford Care Centre.

This year the Milford Hospice annual Harvest Fair celebrates its 31st anniversary and is scheduled for Sunday 14th August at the University of Limerick.  There will be a fun filled programme of activities and entertainment.  Items such as plants, bottles for the bottle stall and homemade cakes along with new items for the Wheel of Fortune will be accepted on the day only.  All other goods, such as toys, fancy goods and books are being accepted at the Hospice from the 2nd August 2016.   For further details, please contact the Fundraising Office on 061 485859.

Foraging Course.

There will be a wild food foraging course held in and around Lorrha village on the 17th-19th August. The course, presented by foraging expert Mary Bulfin will cover plant identification, uses, heritage and culinary preparation. People are welcome to join for all or any of the 3 days. This course is free but places are limited, so booking is advisable by text to 0876185461

Date For Your Diary.

Lorrha Parish Golf outing will take place in Portumna Golf Club on 27th August. This year’s Captain is Pascal Moran and the President is Martina Taffe. A time sheet is in operation from 9am to 12.45. To book your place please call the Captain at (087) 2245040 or at (086) 0477404 or call Tony at (087) 6219639.

Autumn De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the autumn collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and maths including bath toilet and shower math’s, soiled or wet clothing. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep two adults employed. Many thanks for your continued support.

Minecraft: Let’s Build a Workhouse with SnakeDoctor & Solidarity Gaming on Sat, 20th August

As part of Heritage Week (20th-28th), join the MineVention team at Portumna Workhouse – help build a replica of the workhouse in a “Build Battle” challenge, while learning tips with Minecraft; included is a meet-up with SnakeDoctor & Solidarity Gaming, a tour of the Workhouse, a quiz, a free-building / Lego room plus games on X-Boxes. Cost is €10. Suitable for children from 5 years of age. To book your place now, ring 090-9759200.

The Dirt Diggers for Kids on Saturday, 27th August, 12.30 – 2.30 pm

Get down and dirty on a Fun Archaeology Dig for childen aged 6 to 12. Please wear old clothes! Admission is €2 and booking is required as spaces are limited. Please phone 090-9759200 to book yours!

 Portumna’s Shorelines Arts Festival, 15th-18th September – Tickets for Headline Events now on sale!

Tickets for the headline events, Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill (Sept 17th), Maria Doyle Kennedy (Sept 16th) and The Far Flung Trio (Sept 18th) at Shorelines Arts Festival can now be purchased online at www.shorelinesartsfestival.com or in the following outlets in Portumna:
Hayes & Hayes totalhealth Pharmacy
Palmerston Stores, Garry Kenny
Ladies Day Boutique
The Beehive Pizzeria
The Cottage Store Antiques

We would advise advance booking to avoid disappointment as venues have a strict capacity limit. Tickets for other events will become available for purchase once the full 2016 programme is announced.

GAA News

Junior Hurling: Lorrha’s next game is away to Moneygall next weekend where we need a win to remain in the hunt for the quarter finals.

Minor: The minors suffered a 2-12 to 2-8 defeat to Burgess in Moatfield last week in their second game of the championship. Their next game is the rearranged match against Ballinahinch/Templederry in Shallee this Friday, 5th August at 7.00pm

Under 16: Last Monday week in round 4, Lorrha Rovers played Kiladangan in Puckane and won 4-8 to 1-12 for their third win in four games. They have a mini break before returning to action on Monday 8th August at home to Kilruane MacDonaghs.

Under 14: Lorrha Rovers ended the group stages of the North ‘B’ championship unbeaten and through to the semi-finals which will be played in early August.

Under 12: Well done to the U12 hurlers who defeated Toomevara in the North ‘C’ semi-final last Thursday and progress to the final which will be played on Saturday 13th August.

Tipperary: Hard luck to Brian Hogan and the Tipperary Under 21 Hurling team in their Munster Final loss against Waterford last Wednesday. Well done to the Tipperary senior footballers on their wonderful win over Galway in the All Ireland semi-final on Sunday.

All Ireland Semi-Final Tickets: Orders for tickets to the All Ireland Senior Hurling semi-final between Tipperary and Galway must be with Shane Brophy (0876989612) by next Friday night, 5th August. Stand – €40; Family – €40+€5 (Cusack & Davin Stand Only); Terrace – €25; Club Pass – €10 (Davin Stand only, minimum order of 15 required for the club to access them) Orders are also being taken for football semi-final tickets with a closing date of Friday, 12th August. Ticket prices are the same as the hurling but there is a special package of €60 for adults and €10 for children if you wish to attend both.

Cul Camp: A record 95 children attended the Kellogg’s Cul Camp in Lorrha last week. Thanks you all those you gave up their time to help organise the camp, as well as the coaches, headed up by Tipp star Niall O’Meara as well as our own Eoin & Niall McIntyre.

Lotto: Our jackpot is now €9450 with a Match 3 pot of €100. Thank you for your continued support. You can play our lotto online at www.locallotto.ie where it is easy to play every week. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5.

Social Dancing: on Friday night to the music of Muriel O’Connor. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.


Lorrha Notes

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Every good wish is extended to Sean O’Meara, Cullagh on the occasion of his 90th birthday which he celebrated last week-end.

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At the recent Portumna Town Football Club awards evening Kevin Cahalan Lorrha received the player of the year trophy in the u13 soccer group plus his shield medal as he captained the U13 squad to victory in the Midland Shield final. The team beat T & S of Laois  3 to 1,  a first for the club. Two more Lorrha youth played on the team, Dan Needham and Patrick Young. Patrick’s dad Michael managed the team.

Birthday Greetings.

Congratulations is extended to Sean O’Meara, Cullagh, who celebrated his 90th birthday on Saturday last with family and friends in The Friars Tavern, Lorrha. Well done Sean and many happy returns.

Church News:

The Dominicans are this year celebrating 800 years of preaching the gospel. A pilgrimage will take place on Saturday 6th August and a visit will be made to Portumna Abbey (Saturday 12 Noon),   Lorrha Friary (Sat. 3.30pm.),   St. Peter & Paul Church,  Boula  (6.00pm Mass).  All welcome.   Date for your diary:  A concert with Isla Grant will take place on Wednesday 14th December in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church, Rathcabbin.   Tickets will soon be on sale at €25, from the Parish Pastoral Council.

Pilgrimage.

The annual Pilgrimage  to  Holycross  Abbey will take place this year on Wednesday,  3rd August. Further information and to book your seat please contact Betty Houlihan on 087- 6667374 as soon as possible.

Milford Care Centre.

This year the Milford Hospice annual Harvest Fair celebrates its 31st anniversary and is scheduled for Sunday14th August at the University of Limerick.  There will be a fun filled programme of activities and entertainment.  Items such as plants, bottles for the bottle stall and homemade cakes along with new items for the Wheel of Fortune will be accepted on the day only.  All other goods, such as toys, fancy goods and books are being accepted at the Hospice from the 2nd August 2016.   For further details, please contact the Fundraising Office on 061 485859.

Drama in Portumna.

Half Day Thursday Drama Group Portumna presents Two One Act Plays.

Painful Case

by   James Joyce

Lucy In The Sky

by  Tony Layton

Venue; Portumna Town Hall

Wednesday 27 & Friday 29 July 2016.

Time: 8am

Admission €10

The play will be staged in the round (on the floor of the hall) Both plays are directed by Jim Hynes.

Foraging Course.

There will be a wild food foraging course held in and around Lorrha village on the 17th-19th August. The course, presented by foraging expert Mary Bulfin will cover plant identification, uses, heritage and culinary preparation. People are welcome to join for all or any of the 3 days. This course is free but places are limited, so booking is advisable by text to 0876185461

Date For Your Diary.

Lorrha Parish Golf outing will take place in Portumna Golf Club on 27th August. This year’s Captain is Pascal Moran and the President is Martina Taffe. More details later.

Lorrha CountryFest Thanks.

The two chairmen Graham and Joe, extend thanks to all of you who supported the CountryFest in any way. It was a great success for the whole community.

Autumn De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the autumn collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and maths including bath toilet and shower math’s, soiled or wet clothing. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep two adults employed. Many thanks for your continued support.

Birr Vintage Week.

The 48th Annual Birr Vintage Week and Arts Festival kicks off on Sunday coming the 31st with the opening parade through the streets of Birr commencing at 3pm. There are several events taking place from Friday 29th and will continue throughout the week. Pick up a programme which is available in all the local shops or visit their web site www.birrvintageweek.com or call (087) 9226961.

Volunteers Needed.

Barnardos National Collection Day – Volunteers Needed in Tipperary 

~ Help a child in your community by volunteering for Barnardos’ national collection day in Tipperary on Friday 16 September ~

Barnardos children’s charity is looking for volunteers in Tipperary to support its national collection day – Buckets for Barnardos – on Friday 16 September. Please give two hours of your time and help raise funds to support Barnardos work with children and families in Tipperary.

What: Buckets for Barnardos, Barnardos National Collection Day
When: Friday 16 September
Time: 8am – 9pm (any 2 hour shift)

Locations in Tipperary include:

  • Cashel
  • Clonmel
  • Nenagh
  • Roscrea
  • Thurles
  • Tipperary

To volunteer on Friday 16 September please call Mary on 1850 217 217. For more information, email buckets@barnardos.ie or visitwww.barnardos.ie/buckets.
Fergus Finlay Barnardos CEO said: “In 2015 Barnardos changed the lives of more than 13,100 children and parents across Ireland, that is more than ever before. You can support that work by joining Barnardos National Collection Day on Friday September 16th.

Mary Gamble, Barnardos Fundraising Manager said: “Shaking a bucket or joining an organised bag pack for Barnardos on September 16th is a great opportunity to make a real difference. Last year more than 1000 volunteers took to the streets for the children and families in their communities and raised funds to allow Barnardos work with more children than ever before. Join us on September 16th to help a child in your community.”

How you can help:

  • Volunteer: To volunteer please call Mary on 1850 217 217 or visitbarnardos.ie/buckets.
  • Text:If you are unable to volunteer but would like to help you can textBARNARDOS to 50300 to donate €4*.
    *100% of text cost goes to Barnardos across most network providers. Some providers apply VAT which means that a minimum of €3.26 will go to Barnardos. Service provider is LIKECHARITY 01 443 3890

 

For further information, please contact:

 

Barnardos Press Office: 01 7080442 / 086 0445966
Conor Grogan: 01 7080442
Rachel Boyce; 01 7080443


About Barnardos

Barnardos supports children whose well-being is under threat, by working with them, their families and communities and by campaigning for the rights of children. Barnardos was established in Ireland in 1962 and is Ireland’s leading independent children’s charity. www.barnardos.ie

 

GAA News

Junior Hurling: Hard luck to our junior hurlers who lost 3-13 to 1-15 to Newport in a terrific game in Newport on Saturday evening. Lorrha’s next game is away to Moneygall in two weeks while they also a home game against Ballina as they chase a quarter final place.

Minor: The match against Ballinahinch/Templederry this not take place last Wednesday and has been rescheduled for Friday 5th August in Shallee at 7pm. This Thursday, 28th July they are at home to Burgess in Moatfield at 7.00pm.

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers played Toomevara on Friday in Ballinderry and recorded a fine 2-18 to 1-10 win. Last Monday in round 4, they played Kiladangan in Puckane and won 4-8 to 1-13 for their third win in four games. They have a mini break then before returning to action on Monday 8th August at home to Kilruane MacDonaghs.

Under 14: Lorrha Rovers ended the group stages of the North ‘B’ championship unbeaten and through to the semi-finals which will be played in early August.
Under 12: Lorrha have topped their group in the ‘C’ championship and have progressed to the semi-finals which will be played this Thursday 28th July against Toomevara in Moatfield at 7pm.

Tipperary: Best of luck to Brian Hogan and the Tipperary Under 21 Hurling team in their Munster Final against Waterford this evening (Wednesday).

Best of luck also to our Lorrha Rovers Gaels minor coach George Hannigan and the Tipperary footballers in their All Ireland quarter final against Galway this Sunday. Anyone who requires tickets for this game can get them through Centra, SuperValu or on www.tickets.ie. We urge a big Lorrha support to head to Dublin to cheer on the lads.

All Ireland Semi-Final Tickets: Orders are now being taken for tickets for the All Ireland Senior Hurling semi-final between Tipperary and Galway on Sunday 14thAugust. Closing date for orders is strictly Friday 5th August. This is the last game family tickets will be available.
Cul Camp: The 2016 Kellogg’s Cul Camp got underway in Moatfield on Monday morninNews next week.

Lotto: Our jackpot is now €9300 with a Match 3 pot of €120. Thank you for your continued support. You can play our lotto online at www.locallotto.ie where it is easy to play every week. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5.

Social Dancing: on Friday night to the music of Peter Bourke. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.