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Local News

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

Darragh Bennett, Lorrha is a mad passionate Tipperary fan. He has the family garden decorated to the hilt with Tipp flags and bunting and he isn’t finished yet, continuing to add to the decorations every day. And because Darragh lives beside a very busy main road, his display slows the traffic. Darragh’s message to the public is Tipp are back in the All Ireland final and his message to the players and management is ‘Bring Liam Home’.    Well done Darragh... 

Good Luck.

The best of luck is extended to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary Intermediate camogie team who play Galway in the All Ireland Intermediate semi-final on Saturday next 17th  at 2.00pm in Cratloe, Clare. The best of luck also is extended to Brian Hogan and the Tipperary senior hurling team in the All Ireland final on Sunday 18th against Kilkenny.

 Church News.

Please Note that all details of Mass times, dates and contact numbers are detailed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie Vigil Mass in Redwood Church on Saturday August 17th at 6.30pm and in Rathcabbin  Church the following day at 11.30am.

Conference.

The annual young adult Catholic conference takes place in All Hallows College, Dublin on Saturday August 31st and Sunday September 1st. This is a fantastic week-end packed full of interesting events for young Catholics. Prices range from €25 to €50, accommodation also available. For further details visit our website www.legionofmary-deusetpatria.com or contact Lucy on (087) 9959803.

St. Pio Mass.

Mass to St. Pio will be celebrated in St. Brendan’s Church, Birr on Thursday evening August 22nd at 7.30pm with Rosary at 7.00pm.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Kathleen Hughes, Portland  on the death of her sister which occurred recently. Burial took place in Cavan. May she rest in peace.

New Arrivals.

Congratulations is extended to the Heagney family, Patrice and Garret on the birth of their twin daughters Saoirse and Sadhbh born last week. Two little sisters for Aoibhin. Well done to all and all and many good wishes for the future.

Various Acts Wanted.

Can you sing, play a musical instrument, tell a story or recite a poem? And if you have such a talent, can you spare five minutes of your time on Sunday September 15th between 2 and 6pm for North Tipp Hospice. A music event with singing and dancing, will take place on that day in Friars Park, Lorrha and the organising committee are asking people to donate a little time to make this evening one to remember. If you are free and prepared to give some time of your talents, please call (087) 9317812 or (086) 8647166. It’s for a very good cause.

Lorrha/Dorrha Parish Golf Classic.

The Lorrha and Dorrha Golf Society 30th Anniversary outing planned for last Saturday, had to be cancelled due to heavy rain the previous day, and again on Saturday. The organisers will now be looking at other dates to hold the outing. Watch this space for further details.

Fencing Demo

“Join us Saturday August 19th for a fencing demonstration. Fencing was a form of sword fighting which dates back as early as the 12th century. This will be a fun and informative demonstration for young and old and you might get the chance to yield a sword yourself.
Following the demonstration there will be live traditional Irish music and dancing. Tea/coffee and light refreshments will then be offered by the cosy stove in the main hall. This event will take place on the second and third floor of a 13th century castle so please be conscious of this when planning your visit.  This event is free to the public however donations are widely accepted.
For further inquiries please contact Coleesa on 00353877479566, email redwoodcastleireland@gmail.com or message us here.  We look forward to welcoming you to Redwood Castle to preserve and promote our rich cultural heritage. ”

Note of Thanks.

Rathcabbin Hall committee would like to thank Lakeshore Community Market for bringing their event to Rathcabbin on Saturday last. Thank you to the hall committee for volunteering their time and to everyone for supporting this community gathering, including Rory Cunningham for the fantastic music and Basketry Barry for the demonstration. It was a wonderful community occasion.

Festival.

The Woodford furnace festival will take place from August 19th to 25th. There will be charcoal making, furnace building, smelting and forging taking place throughout the week. There is also a series of events at the Woodford Heritage Centre, all free of charge. Please call (090) 9749309 for details or check out www.furnacefestival.org/programme.html or facebook Woodford Furnace Festival.

2019 Shorelines Art Exhibition

 Call to artists:  Please bring your art work to the Irish Workhouse Centre Portumna on either Sunday 1st September, 2.30pm-4.30pm or Monday 2nd Sept, 5pm-7pm.Exhibition Launch on Sunday, 8th Sept, 5pm-7pm. Full details on www.shorelinesartsfestival.com/calling-all-artists.html or call 087 6319890.

Starting your own Business Course

Starting your own Business course commencing in Birr on Wednesday, 11 September. Running over 6 consecutive Wednesday evenings until 16 October from 7 – 10 pm. Course fee only €70, or free to JSB or JSA payment recipients. For more information and to reserve a place, please contact Local Enterprise Office Offaly, on 057 9357480 or download an application form from their websitewww.localenterprise.ie/Offaly.

De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the new 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 mats including bath toilet and shower mats soiled or wet clothing but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village. Many thanks for your continued support.

Song for Nenagh

An original Songwriting Competition to celebrate Nenagh 800.

Entries are now open for Nenagh 800’s Song for Nenagh competition. Original songwriters are invited to submit an audio link for their entry in the form available at https://www.nenagharts.com/song-for-nenagh/  before the deadline of October 1st. The winner will be selected by independent judge singer & songwriter Luka Bloom.

Rules of Competition:
The entry must be new and original work of the songwriter, not already in the public domain. A songwriter can only submit 1 song. Closing Date October 1st. This competition is open to anyone from Nenagh, living in or originally from Nenagh or working in Nenagh and its surrounding area, and must be over 18 years of age. Entries must be submitted by an online link, please note no audio file is to be attached.Entries must include the full lyrics of the entry. The winner will be selected by songwriter Luka Bloom with decisions by the judge final. The prize is 1 day’s recording at Ballyhane Studio with Post Production Mix plus €200. The recording must be completed by December 30th.

 

Ifac urges beef farmers to seize opportunity to apply for BEAM Scheme

Ifac, the farming, food and agribusiness professional services firm, is encouraging beef farmers to apply for the Beef Exceptional Aid Measure Scheme (BEAM) if it’s relevant to them.

The details of the €100m support payment, being made available through the BEAM Scheme, have been announced by the Minister for Agriculture.

The scheme was set up to help beef farmers who experienced financial challenges due to drought in 2018, current low market prices and Brexit. The scheme will be open online to beef farmers from Monday, 19th August on the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine website (www.agfood.ie).

 The recent Farm Report 2019 from ifac showed that 61% of beef farmers failed to show a profit before EU payments, with the average farmer making a loss of €114ha before EU payments – a very worrying trend.

Cillian Denn at ifac’s office in Cahir looks at the details of the scheme:

“A Scheme such as this is very welcome in helping beef farmers. Before the Scheme opens next week, beef farmers need to review all the details to check if it’s available to them and that they are happy to fulfil the stated conditions. If they do meet the criteria, and conditions of the Scheme, they should apply online so that they don’t miss out on this opportunity for financial support.”

The following are the main details that apply to the scheme:

 

  1. Aid is available for adult cattle slaughtered between 24th Sept 2018 and 12th May 2019. The rate is €100 per animal with a maximum of 100 finished animals
  2. Aid is available for suckler cows calved in 2018. The rate is €40 per cow with a maximum of 40 cows per herd
  3. Dairy farmers with less than 40 dairy cows can also apply under the above criteria
  4. Animals controlled by slaughtering establishments and dealer/agent herds are not eligible.

The following are the measures that farmers must adhere to if applying for the scheme:

 

  • Beef producers must have an active DAFM herd number and have submitted a Basic Payment Scheme application for the year 2018
  • They must be a member of a Bord Bia Quality Assurance Scheme or DAFM Environmental Scheme
  • They must commit to reducing the production of manure nitrogen from livestock (bovine) per herd by 5% in the period – 1st July 2020 to 30th June 2021. The reference period will be from 1st July 2018 to 30th June 2019.

GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €4,200. Lotto No's - 12 August: 12-17-21-29.
3 Match 3's: Dennis Slevin, Eimear Moore, Tommy Smyth. Promoters: Pat Hough, Eamon Maher, Mark Kennedy.
Next Monday's jackpot is €4,350 with €100 Match 3 pot. Team 3 in charge of the draw, Team 1 on Saturday rota. Thank you for your continued support.

Senior Hurling: With Tipperary progressing to the All Ireland Senior & Under 20 Hurling Finals, the club championship won't resume 1-2 September. Tipperary will play Templederry in round 2 of the O'Riain Cup in their next game and will play Carrick Swans on 8-9 September. The North quarter final v Templederry has been fixed for Sunday 15th September in Dolla at 3.30pm.

Junior Hurling: Lorrha will play Silvermines in the North Junior 'B' Hurling Championship semi-final on Friday 16th August in Borrisokane at 7.00pm. Your support would be appreciated.

Junior Football: The junior footballers received a walkover from Galtee Rovers in the County Championship on Sunday, a result which sees the team progress to the quarter finals which will be played on 21-22 September.

Minor Hurling: The Minor hurlers defeated Ballinahinch/Templederry 2-16 to 1-16 in round 3 of the championship in Templederry last Wednesday. The final group game against Burgess will be played in Moatfield this evening, Wednesday, at 7.00pm

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers Gaels play Newport in the North 'B' hurling quarter final in Moatfield on Friday 16th August at 7.00pm. Your support would be appreciated.

Under 11: The under 11's will begin their Plate competition campaign on Thursday 15th August at 7.00pm.

Tipperary: Best of luck to Brian Hogan, Patrick Maher and the Tipperary senior hurling team in the All Ireland Final against Kilkenny on Sunday.

Best of luck also to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary intermediate camogie team in their All Ireland Semi-Final against Galway on Saturday in Cratloe at 2.00pm.

Lotto: The jackpot is at €4,350 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.clubforce.com

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday, 16th August with Michelle Murphy. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Blood Donation Clinic: In the GAA Centre on Tuesday 27th August


Lorrha Notes

A group of over 40 ladies from North Tipp and South Offaly who competed in the Ladies Mini Marathon to raise money for charity. You can read about their achievement and see where the money went in the Midland Tribune this week. Can you pick out any local ladies in this photograph?  

Community Market in Rathcabbin.

Lakeshore Community Market at Rathcabbin Hall on Saturday 10th August, 10am - 1pm  Enjoy home grown vegetables, baking, local honey, crafts and a coffee morning. Volunteers welcome on the day to help.

Well Done William.

Well done to William Holmes, Rathcabbin who won 1st place in the mouth organ (15-18 years), in the Munster Fleadh Cheoil in Ennis recently. A member of the Roscrea Comhaltas, William loves his music and is indeed a lovely young musician. We wish his much success in the future.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Michael Quirke and family, Lorrha on the death of his sister Joan Carroll, Dublin which occurred after a long illness bravely borne, on Friday 26th July. After funeral Mass in   St. Dominic's Church, Millbrook Lawns. burial took place in Mount Venus Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Birthday Greetings.

Congratulations is extended to Mick O’Meara The Hill, who celebrated the fine young age of his 102nd  birthday last week-end. We wish him continued good health and many more birthdays to come. Well done Mick.

Church News.

Please Note that all details of Mass times, dates and contact numbers are detailed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie Vigil Mass in Lorrha Church on Saturday August 10th at 6.30pm and in Rathcabbin  Church the following day at 11.30am.

Autumn Pilgrimage.

This year’s Autumn Killaloe Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes leaves from Shannon Airport on Sunday 29th September to Friday 4th October. €699 with €20 discount for online booking to joewalshtours.ie

Selection of Photographs.

A selection of photographs from the visit to Ireland of Martin O’Meara’s VC medal can be viewed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie under the Martin O’Meara page.


Commiserations.

Commiserations to  Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary Intermediate camogie team who were beaten by Derry in the last round of the championship on Saturday last.  However, the girls already had enough work done to see them to the knock out stages. Clodagh and the girls will now go on to play Galway in the All Ireland semi-final which is down for August 17th. Well done Clodagh.

30th Anniversary Outing.

Lorrha & Dorrha Golf Society celebrate their 30th Anniversary this year in Birr Golf Club on Saturday 10th August. To book on time sheet, call Tony Coen on (087) 6219639 or Pauline Needham on (086) 3721903 between 9.00 am and 12 noon.

2019 Shorelines Art Exhibition

 Call to artists:  Please bring your art work to the Irish Workhouse Centre Portumna on either Sunday 1st September, 2.30pm-4.30pm or Monday 2nd Sept, 5pm-7pm.Exhibition Launch on Sunday, 8th Sept, 5pm-7pm. Full details on www.shorelinesartsfestival.com/calling-all-artists.html or call 087 6319890.

Starting your own Business Course

Starting your own Business course commencing in Birr on Wednesday, 11 September. Running over 6 consecutive Wednesday evenings until 16 October from 7 – 10 pm. Course fee only €70, or free to JSB or JSA payment recipients. For more information and to reserve a place, please contact Local Enterprise Office Offaly, on 057 9357480 or download an application form from their websitewww.localenterprise.ie/Offaly.

De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the new 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 mats including bath toilet and shower mats soiled or wet clothing but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village. Many thanks for your continued support.

GAA News

Senior Hurling: With Tipperary progressing to the All Ireland Senior & Under 20 Hurling Finals, the club championship won't resume 1-2 September. Tipperary will play Templederry in round 2 of the O'Riain Cup in their next game.

Junior Hurling: Lorrha will play Silvermines in the North Junior 'B' Hurling Championship semi-final on Friday 16thAugust in Borrisokane at 7.00pm.

Junior Football: An understrength Lorrha were defeated 1-9 to 1-1 by Eire Og Annacarty in round 2 of the County Junior 'B' Football Championship in Templemore on Saturday. Lorrha will play Galtee Rovers in round 3 this Saturday in Borrisoleigh at 6.30pm needing a win to progress to the quarter finals.

Minor Hurling: The Minor hurlers earned their first win of the championship with a 2-17 to 0-15 victory over Portroe in Ballinderry last Wednesday with Michael Egan top scoring with 2-8. This Wednesday, 7th August, they play Ballinahinch/Templederry in Shallee @ 7.00pm while the final group game against Burgess will be played in Moatfield on a date to be confirmed.

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers Gaels played Borrisokane in Moatfield on Monday week last and won 1-19 to 2-7. They are through to the quarter finals which will be played on Monday 12th or Friday 16th August.

Tipperary: Well done to the under 20's in their All Ireland semi-final against Wexford last Sunday.

Well done also to the Tipperary senior camogie team in their All Ireland quarter final against Limerick and to Clodagh McIntyre and the Intermediate team on progressing to the All Ireland semi-final.

All Ireland Final Tickets: will be redistributed among club members over the next week. We will reveal date of the draw in the coming days. There will be no tickets available online or in shops.

Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw: Congratulations to Fr John Donnelly who won €200 in the August Draw held last Friday. This was our third winner of the 2019/2020 Draw so far. We would ask all promoters to bring their accounts up to date ahead of the September draw.

Lotto: The jackpot is at €4,050 with a Match 3 pot of €120. You can play online at www.clubforce.com

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday, 9th August with Checkers. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Lorrha Parish Golf Outing: takes place this Saturday 10th August in Birr Golf Club. Time-sheet from 9am to 12 noon. To book contact Society President Pauline Needham or Tony Coen 0876219639.


Lorrha Notes

                                                         

A selection of photos from the last weeks special events in Dublin can be viewed under Martin O'Meara elsewhere on this web site 

                                                         

Lorrha Prepares For VC Medal Visit.

 Martin O’Meara’s VC Medal will visit Lorrha for a week-end before it is returned to Australia. This is indeed wonderful news for the relatives of Martin who have long wished to see this happen but never thought it actually would.  The medal was brought to Ireland last week, the first time in Australian history that such a medal was allowed leave the Country. It was on display on Thursday last in the Australian Embassy at a very special ceremony, and then on Friday morning it was placed on display in the National Museum of Ireland. It will remain there for 12 months.

 Recent Wedding.

Congratulations to Keith Brady, Rathcabbin and Louise Nolan, Ballard who were married recently. We extend every good wish for many happy years.

Church News.

Please Note that all details of Mass times, dates and contact numbers are detailed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie

Please Note.

Masses for the week-end of 3rd and 4th August.  There will be three Masses across the Pastoral area as follows.
Saturday 3rd Mass in Borrisokane at 7.00pm.
Sunday 4th.  Mass in Terryglass at 9.30am and in Rathcabbin at 11.30am.

Lough Derg Pilgrimage.

Lough Derg Time for Body & Soul. Bookings now being taken for the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lough Derg led by Bishop Fintan Monahan from August 5th to 7th. Bookings and Info: Parish Office: 065-6824043.

Saint Flannan’s College.

A history of St. Flannan’s College by historian Dr Ciarán Ó Murchadha is now in course of production. Anyone who may have material useful to the publication such as old diaries, letters written from the College, older school publications etc. is invited to contact Ciarán Ó Murchadha, c/o St. Flannan’s College or at 086 8963387. All material received will be respectfully treated and returned after copying or, if agreed, deposited in the College Archive. All material used will be acknowledged in the book, which it is hoped to complete by the end of 2020.

Autumn Pilgrimage.

This year’s Autumn Killaloe Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes leaves from Shannon Airport on Sunday 29th September to Friday 4th October. €699 with €20 discount for online booking to joewalshtours.ie

 Well Done.

Congratulations to Brian Hogan and the Tipperary senior team who are through to the All Ireland final after their narrow win over Wexford 1.28 to 3.20. Tipp will now play Kilkenny in the final on Sunday August 18th and for the fifth time this decade.

Goof Luck.

The best of luck to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary Intermediate camogie team when they make the long trip to Derry this coming Saturday August 3rd  where they hope to continue their progress up the ladder and come away with a win in this the last group game.

30th Anniversary Outing.

Lorrha & Dorrha Golf Society celebrate their 30th Anniversary this year in Birr Golf Club on Saturday 10th August. To book on time sheet, call Tony Coen on (087) 6219639 or Pauline Needham on (086) 3721903.

De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the new 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 mats including bath toilet and shower mats soiled or wet clothing but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village. Many thanks for your continued support.

GAA News

Senior Hurling: With Tipperary progressing to the All Ireland Senior Hurling Final, the club championship won't resume until 24-25 August at the earliest and could be a week later if Tipp reach the All Ireland Under 20 final. Tipperary will play Templederry in round 2 of the O'Riain Cup in their next game.

Junior Hurling: Lorrha have progressed to the North Junior 'B' Hurling Championship semi-final following a 1-19 to 1-16 quarter final victory over Kiladangan in Borrisokane on Saturday evening. Lorrha will play Silvermines in the semi-final on Friday 16th or Saturday 17th August.

Junior Football: Lorrha will play Eire Og Annacarty in round 2 of the County Junior 'B' Football Championship this Saturday 3rd August in Templemore @ 7.30pm.

Minor Hurling: The Minor hurlers got off to a disastrous start to the North 'B' Championship last Thursday with a 1-24 to 0-11 defeat at the hands of a good Borris-Ileigh team. This Wednesday, 31st July, they play Portroe in Ballinderry at 7.30pm while next Wednesday, 7th August, they play Ballinahinch/Templederry in Shallee @ 7.00pm

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers Gaels played defeated Portroe 3-13 to 2-7 last Monday week. Last Monday, they played Borrisokane in Moatfield and won 1-19 to 2-7. They have one game to play away to Borris-Ileigh with date to be rescheduled.

Under 14: The under 14 hurlers bowed out of the championship last Thursday following a 2-10 to 1-6 defeat at the hands of Kiladangan in Puckane last Thursday. Thanks to the players and mentors for their efforts. All panelists with have under 13 & 15 competitions in the coming weeks.

Tipperary: Congratulations to Brian Hogan, Patrick Maher and the Tipperary senior hurlers on their All Ireland semi-final victory against Wexford on Sunday.

Best of luck to the under 20's in their All Ireland semi-final against Wexford this weekend.

Best of luck to the Tipperary senior camogie team in their All Ireland quarter final against Limerick on Saturday and to Clodagh McIntyre and the Intermediate team in their final group game against Derry as they chase a semi-final spot.

Well done to Kevin Cahalan and Donnacha O'Meara who represented Tipperary in regional football tournaments last Saturday.

All Ireland Final Tickets: All Ireland final tickets will be redistributed among club members in the coming weeks. We will reveal details of the process to members in the coming days. There will be no tickets available online or in shops.

Cul Camp: The club held its most successful Kellogg's Cul Camp ever last week with a record 103 boys and girls attending. They had a great week highlighted with the attendance of star names, begun by our senior hurlers who brought the Division 2 League Cup on Tuesday. On Friday, Tipp U20's Craig Morgan, Jake Morris and Kian O'Kelly brought the Munster Cup to the camp to great excitement among the kids.

Thanks are extended to Juvenile chairman Tom Kennedy and Secretary Caroline O'Brien for their trojan work during the week to keep things running. Thanks also to Denis, Martina, Grainne and Colm for helping during the week. Thanks also to Frances, Sarah, Chloe, Kevin, Donnacha and Brandon from the juvenile club teams for assisting the coaches.

Lotto: The jackpot is at €4,050 with a Match 3 pot of €120. You can play online at www.clubforce.com

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday, 2nd August with Glenn Flynn. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.


Lorrha Notes

 

 

Christopher Fogarty cuts loose to help Lorrha senior squad to an 3.16 to  1.21 win over Clonakenny in the County hurling league Div two decider. Captain Eoin McIntyre served up a massive display and was presented with the Jim Devitt Cup by Tim Floyd County Secretary.  

 

One of the great days in Irish Sport, Shane Lowry is crowned Open Champion. It's his first major the Clara man won in dominant fashion. With some of the biggest names in the world of golf struggled with the wind and rain in Portrush,  Lowry  served up a wonderfully controlled display.
His uncle Sean said the scenes that greeted his win were unparalleled on a golf course and more reminiscent of an All Ireland final win.

Rathcabbin Community Hall.


Small meeting room or large hall space available to hire for meetings, courses and occasions. For enquiries and bookings call (087) 1364936.

Golfing.

A reminder that the RAGS golfing society next outing is in Abbeyleix Golf club on Saturday July 27th. Tee off at 11.00am.

 

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to the Madden family Portland on the death of Frank Madden, England( formerly Portland) who died recently. May he rest in peace.

Church News.

Please Note that all details of Mass times, dates and contact numbers are detailed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie under local info and Churches. Vigil Mass in Lorrha Church on Saturday 27th July at 6.30pm and in Rathcabbin Church the following day at 11.30am.

Please Note.

Masses for the week-end of 3rd and 4th August.  There will be three Masses across the Pastoral area as follows.
Saturday 3rd Mass in Borrisokane at 7.00pm.
Sunday 4th.  Mass in Terryglass at 9.30am and in Rathcabbin at 11.30am.

Lough Derg Pilgrimage.

Lough Derg Time for Body & Soul. Bookings now being taken for the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lough Derg led by Bishop Fintan Monahan from August 5th to 7th. Bookings and Info: Parish Office: 065-6824043.

Saint Flannan’s College.

A history of St. Flannan’s College by historian Dr Ciarán Ó Murchadha is now in course of production. Anyone who may have material useful to the publication such as old diaries, letters written from the College, older school publications etc. is invited to contact Ciarán Ó Murchadha, c/o St. Flannan’s College or at 086 8963387. All material received will be respectfully treated and returned after copying or, if agreed, deposited in the College Archive. All material used will be acknowledged in the book, which it is hoped to complete by the end of 2020.

Autumn Pilgrimage.

This year’s Autumn Killaloe Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes leaves from Shannon Airport on Sunday 29th September to Friday 4th October. €699 with €20 discount for online booking to joewalshtours.ie

 Well Done.

Congratulations to the Lorrha senior squad and their captain Eoin McIntyre, who came up trumps in the county hurling league division two decider when they claimed the Jim Devitt Cup with a narrow one point victory over Clonakenny on Sunday afternoon last at Borrisokane. Final score 3-16 to 1-2. Well done lads, great to see a bit of Silverware coming to the club.

Good Luck

The best of luck is extended to Brian Hogan and the Tipperary senior team against Wexford in the All Ireland semi-final on Sunday next July 28th. at 3.30pm in Croke Park as we wish Patrick “Bonner” Maher a speedy recovery from his recent operation.

Tipp Intermediates on a Winner.

Well done to Clodagh McIntyre  and the Tipperary Intermediate team who continue their winning way as they beat Carlow 5.29 to 0.7 on Saturday last. The Intermediates have one last game remaining in the round robin series and that’s down to be played on Saturday August 3rd.

30th Anniversary Outing.

Lorrha & Dorrha Golf Society celebrate their 30th Anniversary this year in Birr Golf Club on Saturday 10th August. To book on time sheet, call Tony Coen on (087) 6219639 or Pauline Needham on (086) 3721903.

De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the new 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 mats including bath toilet and shower mats soiled or wet clothing but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village. Many thanks for your continued support.

GAA News

Senior Hurling: Congratulations to the senior hurlers who defeated Clonakenny 3-16 to 1-21 in an exciting County League Division 2 final in Borrisokane on Sunday. Despite being down to fourteen men for three quarters of the game, Lorrha showed great spirit and quality to grind out a fine win with the goals coming from Cian Hogan and Willie Maher (2). Well done to the team and mentors, an ideal tune-up to the restart of the championship where we play Templederry in the second round of the O'Riain Cup, as well as the quarter final of the North Championship, with both games set to be played in August.

Junior Hurling: Lorrha will face Kiladangan in the quarter final of the North Junior 'B' Hurling Championship in Borrisokane this Saturday 27th July at 7.30pm

Junior Football: Lorrha will play Eire Og Annacarty in round 2 of the County Junior 'B' Football Championship on the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Minor Hurling: Lorrha Rovers Gaels finally begin the North Minor 'B' Hurling Championship away to Borris-Ileigh in Borrisoleigh this Thursday 25th July at 7.30pm. Next Wednesday, 31st July, they play Ballinahinch/Templederry in Shallee at 7.30pm

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers Gaels played Kilruane MacDonaghs in Moatfield in the first round of the championship on Saturday and won 4-15 to 1-13. On Monday, they played Portroe in Portroe and won 3-13 to 2-7. Next Monday, they play Borrisokane in Moatfield at 7.00pm

Under 14: Well done to the under 14 hurlers who defeated Shannon Rovers Gaels in the North 'B' Championship playoff and will now play Kiladangan in the quarter final on Thursday 25th July in Puckane @ 7.00pm.

Tipperary: Best of luck to Brian Hogan, Patrick Maher and the Tipperary senior hurlers in the All Ireland semi-final against Wexford on Sunday.

Tickets for the All Ireland semi-final are on sale through www.tickets.ie, Centra and SuperValu.

Cul Camp: Lorrha Cul Camp began on Monday and continues until this Friday. Report next week.

Lotto: The jackpot is at €3,900 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.clubforce.com

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday, 26th July with Peter Burke. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.


Lorrha Notes

Tipp march on to All Ireland Semi Final after their win over Laois. 

Golfing.

A reminder that the RAGS golfing society next outing is in Abbeyleix Golf club on Saturday July 27th. Tee off at 11.00am.

Church News.

Please Note that all details of Mass times, dates and contact numbers are detailed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie under local info and Churches. Vigil Mass in Redwood Church on Saturday 20th  July at 6.30pm and in Rathcabbin Church the following day at 11.30am.

Lough Derg Pilgrimage.

Three day pilgrimage is in operation until August 13th Advance booking is not necessary. Lough Derg team can help you to co-ordinate public transport or link up with Pilgrimage Organisers in your locality. For further information call Lorraine on (071), 9861518 or email info@loughderg.org.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to the Cahalan family on the death of Anne Marie’s father William Egan, Fortal which occurred on Tuesday 9th July.
After funeral Mass in St. Brendan’s Church Birr burial took place to Clonmacnoise Cemetery. May he rest in peace.

St. Padre Pio Mass.

St. Padre Pio Mass will be celebrated in St. Brendan’s Church, Birr, on Thursday July 18th. Rosary at 7.00pm followed by Mass at 7.30pm. All welcome.

Cemetery Mass.

The annual concelebrated Mass of St. Feichin will take place in St. Feichin’s cemetery, Lackan in Abbey parish on Sunday July 21st. at 7.00pm to honour the 1439th anniversary of the birth of St. Feichin. All welcome. Go to Abbey village and follow the signs for the cemetery.

Well Done.

Congratulations is extended  to Brian Hogan and the Tipperary senior team on their win over  Laois in the All Ireland quarter final on Sunday last. Tipp march on to play Wexford in the semi-final on Sunday July 28th.

Good Luck.

The best of luck is extended to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary Intermediate team who take on Carlow in the Ragg camogie pitch on Saturday July 20th.

De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the new 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 mats including bath toilet and shower mats soiled or wet clothing but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village. Many thanks for your continued support.

Photograph Sought.

Seamus King is looking for a photograph of the corn mill (no longer in existence) at Carrigahorig, which was operated by the O’Donoghue family until 1963. The mill was built by Thomas Going in 1805 and was an impressive four storey structure.
If anyone has such a picture, or photographs of the O’Donoghue family – the head of the household, Bill, was a very fine cyclist as well as a miller – or any related pictures, I would love to have the use of them to illustrate an article I have done on the mill. My contact details are 087-2246245, seamusjking@gmail.com

GAA News

Senior Hurling: Lorrha will meet Clonakenny in the County Hurling League Division 2 final next Sunday 21st July in Borrisokane at 12.00pm. All support would be appreciated.

Junior Hurling: The junior hurlers qualified for the quarter finals of the North Junior 'B' Hurling Championship following a 4-20 to 1-11 victory over Shannon Rovers in Ballinderry on Saturday. Lorrha will now face Silvermines or Borrisokane in the quarter final, likely to be on 26-27 July.

Junior Football: Lorrha will play Eire Og Annacarty in round 2 of the County Junior 'B' Football Championship on the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Minor Hurling: Lorrha were due to begin the North Minor 'B' Hurling Championship away to Borris-Ileigh in Borrisoleigh this evening (Wednesday 17th July) but was postponed due to a scheduling error. Next Wednesday, 24th July, they play Portroe in Ballinderry at 7.30pm

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers Gaels were due to begin their North Under 16 'B' Hurling Championship on Monday week last against Borris-Ileigh but was postponed as a mark of respect to the late Eamonn Sherlock. Next Saturday 20th July they play Kilruane MacDonaghs in Moatfield at 6.30pm while on Monday 22nd July they play Portroe in Portroe at 7.00pm.

Under 14: Due to a large number of players on holidays, Lorrha were forced to conceded two walkovers in the North 'B' Championship last week. They must now play Shannon Rovers Gaels in a playoff this Thursday 18th July in Ballinderry at 7.00pm.

Under 12: The under 12's hurling championship campaign has come to an end following a 3-2 to 0-7 win over Templederry last week. Thanks to the players and mentors for their efforts throughout a difficult year in which they were graded in a 'C' competition which was proven to be their level, however, were unable to complete in the knockout stages due to a ruling which stated they should have played in 'B' grade.

Tipperary: Well done to Brian Hogan, Patrick Maher and the Tipperary senior hurlers in the All Ireland quarter final against Laois on Sunday. Tickets for the All Ireland semi-final against Wexford are now on sale through www.tickets.ie, Centra and SuperValu. The Club will also be getting some tickets so contact Michael Kennedy to secure your order.

Cul Camp: Lorrha Cul Camp takes place from next Monday 22nd to Friday 26th July. Register online at: www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie. Closing date for registration is this Thursday 18th July to ensure all gear is there for the kids on the first morning.

Lotto: The jackpot is at €3,750 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.clubforce.com

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday, 19th July with Larry McEvoy. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

 

Smile Awhile.

Couple in their nineties are both having problems remembering things. During a checkup, the doctor tells them that they're physically okay, but they might want to start writing things down to help them remember ..
Later that night, while watching TV, the man man gets up from his chair.
'Want anything while I'm in the kitchen?' he asks.
'Will you get me a bowl of ice cream?'
'Sure..'
'Don't you think you should write it down so you can remember it?' she asks.
'No, I can remember it.'
'Well, I'd like some strawberries on top, too. Maybe you should write it down, so as not to forget it?'
He says, 'I can remember that. You want a bowl of ice cream with strawberries.'
'I'd also like whipped cream. I'm certain you'll forget that, write it down?' she asks.
Irritated, he says, 'I don't need to write it down, I can remember it! Ice cream with strawberries and whipped cream - I got it, for goodness sake!'
Then he toddles into the kitchen. After about 20 minutes, The old man returns from the kitchen and hands his wife a plate of bacon and eggs.. She stares at the plate for a moment and then says 'Where's my toast ?'

Thank you Joe for the ‘Smile Awhile’ and included as promised....

 


Lorrha Notes

The best of luck to  Brian Hogan and the Tipperary senior team who take on Laois in the All Ireland quarter final this coming Sunday July 14th at 4.00pm in Croke Park. 1949 was the last time Tipp played Laois in championship in Croke Park and on that occasion the late Tony Reddin lined out in goals, a game that Tipp won too. 70 years later another club man Brian Hogan, son of Ken and Joan, will man the goals for Tipperary.
The team to face Laois will be

  1. Brian Hogan (Lorrha-Dorrha) 2. Cathal Barrett (Holycross-Ballycahill) 3. James Barry (Upperchurch-Drombane) 4. Alan Flynn (Kiladangan) 5. Brendan Maher (Borris-Ileigh) 6. Pádraic Maher (Thurles Sarsfields) 7. Ronan Maher (Thurles Sarsfields) 8. Noel McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney) 9. Ger Browne (Knockavilla-Donaskeigh Kickhams) 10. Dan McCormack (Borris-Ileigh) 11. John O’Dwyer (Killenaule) 12. Niall O’Meara (Kilruane MacDonagh’s) 13. Jason Forde (Silvermines) 14. Séamus Callanan (Drom & Inch, captain) 15. John McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney)

Subs:

  1. Paul Maher (Moyne-Templetuohy)
    17. Michael Breen (Ballina)
    18. Robert Byrne (Portroe)
    19. Jerome Cahill (Kilruane MacDonagh’s)
    20. Willie Connors (Kiladangan)
    21. Barry Heffernan (Nenagh Éire Óg)
    22. Mark Kehoe (Kilsheelan-Kilcash)
    23. Séamus Kennedy (St Mary’s Clonmel)
    24. Brian McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney)
    25. Jake Morris (Nenagh Éire Óg)
    26. Seán O’Brien (Newport)

 

Fr. Michael Cooney celebrating end of year Mass in Lorrha NS prior to the summer holidays.

Appeal For Missing Animal.

An appeal has been launched by a farmer about the whereabouts of a 2 year old Charolais bullock that went missing from a farm in the Lorrha area. Farmers and the general public are asked to keep in mind that this animal is missing for the last few weeks so may well be in a less visited field on a farm or maybe the animal broke away and has travelled some distance.  Anyone who knows of its whereabouts is asked to please call (087) 9393871.

Late Eamonn Sherlock.

The death occurred on Sunday July 7th of Eamonn Sherlock, Portland Lorrha and late of Lords Park, Rathcabbin, after an illness bravely borne.
Eamonn was rredeceased by his parents Joe and Mary, his sisters, Patricia D'Arcy (nee Sherlock) and Bernadette. Sadly missed by his loving and devoted family, his wife Mary, sons John-Paul and David, daughter Mary-Jane, his brothers Joseph, John and Seamus, sisters Gertrude (Boland), Kathleen (Christie), Eileen (Gleeson) and Agnes, nephews, nieces, cousins, grand nieces, grand nephews, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, Nora White and all his extended family and friends to whom sympathy is offered.
After funeral Mass in St. Ruadhan’s Church Lorrha on Tuesday 9th. burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Church News.

Please Note that all details of Mass times, dates and contact numbers are detailed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie under local info and Churches. Vigil Mass in Lorrha Cemetery on Saturday 13th  July at 6.30pm and in Rathcabbin Church the following day at 11.30am.

Annual Pilgrimage.

The annual national pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick ‘Reek Sunday’ takes place on Sunday 28 July Mass will be celebrated on the summit of the mountain on the hour with the first Mass at 8:00am and the last Mass at 2:00pm. Confessions will be available on the summit from 7:30am to 2:00pm.

Lough Derg Pilgrimage.

Three day pilgrimage is in operation until August 13thAdvance booking is not necessary. Lough Derg team can help you to co-ordinate public transport or link up with Pilgrimage Organisers in your locality. For further information call Lorraine on (071), 9861518 or email info@loughderg.org.

Date for your Diary.

A double attraction fundraiser will take place on Friday 20th September in Dooly’s Hotel, Birr. Robert Mizzel and the Country Kings in the Ballroom, Dickie Donnelly in Melbas Night Club. Tickets €20 are available from Ann Delahunt Smyth on (087) 9625218. All proceeds to 1. Irish Community Rapid Response Emergency Helicopter, 2. Down Syndrom Offaly, 3. Birr Community First Responders. Why not come along for a great night out and support these great charities/organizations.

Good Luck.

The best of luck to  Brian Hogan and the Tipperary senior team who take on Laois in the All Ireland quarter final this coming Sunday July 14th at 4.00pm in Croke Park. 1949 was the last time Tipp played Laois in championship in Croke Park and on that occasion the late Tony Reddin lined out in goals, a game that Tipp won too.

Well Done.

Well done to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary Intermediate team who beat Laois in the All Ireland championship game on Saturday last.  The girls are not out again till Saturday 20th when they host Carlow in The Ragg camogie pitch and we wish Clodagh and the girls the best of luck and hope they continue to top the group.

De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the new 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 mats including bath toilet and shower mats soiled or wet clothing but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village. Many thanks for your continued support.

Gaa News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €3,450. Numbers drawn were: 5-18-21-22.
No Match 3.
Lucky Dips: Mary O'Meara, Dennis Slevin, Michael Brennan, Ross Walsh.
Promoters: Darina Kelly, Pat Hough, Mulrooney's Gala.
Next Mondays jackpot is €3,600 with a Match 3 pot of €120 so make sure you are in the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Senior Hurling: Lorrha will meet Clonakenny in the County League Division 2 final on Sunday 21st July in Borrisokane at 12.00pm.

Junior Hurling: Our junior hurlers were held to a 0-16 to 1-13 draw by Toomevara last Saturday in round 4 of the North Junior 'B' Championship last Saturday evening. Having played almost all the game with fourteen men, it was a good result in the circumstances.

Lorrha's final group game is away to Shannon Rovers this Saturday at 7.30pm where we need a win to guarantee a place in the quarter finals.

Minor Hurling: Lorrha will begin the North Minor 'B' Hurling Championship away to Borris-Ileigh in Borrisoleigh on Monday 15th July at 7.30pm

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers Gaels were due to begin their North Under 16 'B' Hurling Championship on Monday last against Borris-Ileigh but was postponed as a mark of respect to the late Eamonn Sherlock. Next Wednesday, 17th July they play Kilruane MacDonaghs in Moatfield at 7.00pm.

Under 14: The under 14's hurlers next game is away to Moneygall/Clonakenny on Thursday 11th July at 7.00pm while they face Silvermines in a rearranged game on Saturday in Moatfield at 7.30pm.

Under 12: The under 12's hurlers were away to Shannon Rovers Gaels in Ballinderry on Tuesday last in their final group game with no result at the time of going to press.

Tipperary: Best of luck to Brian Hogan, Patrick Maher and the Tipperary senior hurlers in the All Ireland quarter final against Laois on Sunday.

Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw: Congratulations to Michael Kennedy, Newtown, who won a third share of the €4,000 lotto jackpot in the July Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw which was held last Friday. Our second winner of this years draw. Best of luck to all in August. All promoters are asked to bring their accounts up to date.

Cul Camp: Lorrha Cul Camp takes place from Monday 22nd to Friday 26th July. Register online at: https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie. Closing date for registration is Thursday 18th July to ensure all gear is there for the kids on the first morning.

Lotto: The jackpot is at €3,600 with a Match 3 pot of €120. You can play online at www.clubforce.com

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday, 12th July with Andy Feerey. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Sympathy: The untimely passing of Eamonn Sherlock last Sunday morning has been greeted by great sadness throughout the parish where he played a huge role both on and off the field.

On the field, he won North senior hurling medals in 1984 and 1989. He was a fearless defender who out marked some of the best forwards in opposition teams at his peak when hurling in North Tipperary was as good as there was in the country.

A natural hurler, he was also a noted taker of long range frees. Always tenacious, he always played the game as it was to be played, in the right spirit.

Off the field, he was a hugely respected coach and selector at juvenile and adult level, always hugely encouraging to every player he worked with. At every training session, whether the numbers there were large or few, he always brought boundless enthusiasm because he loved passing on the skills to others.

It was great to hear at senior training on Sunday morning as news filtered through of his death, the number of players who spoke glowingly of Eamonn, particularly the under 21’s who won the North title in 2017, many of whom started out with Eamonn at under 14 when numbers were tight and wins were scarce but seven years later they were winners, that never say die spirit that Eamonn always espoused. He will be greatly missed.

To his wife his wife Mary, sons John-Paul and David, daughter Mary-Jane, his brothers Joseph, John and Seamus, sisters Gertrude (Boland), Kathleen (Christie), Eileen (Gleeson) and Agnes, nephews, nieces, cousins, grand nieces, grand nephews, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, Nora White and all his extended family and friends, we extend our sympathies to a great man of Lorrha.

He was accorded a Guard of Honour by the club when his funeral arrived at St. Ruadhan's Church, Lorrha last Monday evening with his funeral mass on Tuesday, followed by burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.


Lorrha Notes

The green wave that hit Tipp on Sunday last in the Munster final Hurling Championship.
Final score Limerick 2.26 - Tipperary 2.14

Missing Animal.

A 2 year old Charolais bullock has gone missing from a farm in the Lorrha area. Anyone who knows of its whereabouts please call (087) 9393871.

Church News.

Please Note that all details of Mass times, dates and contact numbers are detailed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie under local info and Churches. Vigil Mass in Redwood Church on Saturday 6th July at 6.30pm and in Rathcabbin Church the following day at 11.30am. First Friday Mass will be celebrated in Rathcabbin Church on Friday evening July 5th at 8.00pm.

Lorrha Cemetery Mass.

Please note that Lorrha Cemetery Mass will take place on Saturday 13th July at 6.30pm.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to the Dermody families Rathcabbin of the death of John Dillon, Roscrea which occurred last week. May he rest in peace.

North Tipperary Ploughing.

North Tipperary Ploughing committee extend sympathy to Eamon Dermody on the death of his uncle John Dillon Roscrea. May he rest in peace.

Date for your Diary.

A double attraction fundraiser will take place on Friday 20th September in Dooly’s Hotel, Birr. Robert Mizzel and the Country Kings in the Ballroom, Dickie Donnelly in Melbas Night Club. Tickets €20 are available from Ann Delahunt Smyth on (087) 9625218. All proceeds to 1. Irish Community Rapid Response Emergency Helicopter, 2. Down Syndrom Offaly, 3. Birr Community First Responders. Why not come along for a great night out and support these great charities/organizations.

Hard Luck.

Commiserations to  Brian Hogan and the Tipperary senior team who were beaten by a very strong and determining Limerick in the Munster final last Sunday.

Well Done.

Well done to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary Senior team who beat Waterford in the rescheduled All Ireland championship game held in Kilkenny on Saturday last. We wish Clodagh and the girls the best of luck on their next outing this coming Saturday.

De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the new 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 mats including bath toilet and shower mats soiled or wet clothing but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village. Many thanks for your continued support.

 


Lorrha Notes

                                               Summer has arrived at last in Ireland.

Summer Camp

Busy bodies Summer Camp 2019 takes place in Killeen National School, starting July 1st for 3 weeks. Age 3yrs to 10 yrs. Hours – 9.30am to 3pm, for more information please phone Ann at 087 9625218.  Forms available in Credit Union, Birr.

Church News.

Please Note that all details of Mass times, dates and contact numbers are detailed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie under local info and Churches.
Mass in Lorrha Church on Saturday 29th June at 6.30pm and in Rathcabbin Church the following day at 11.30am.

Friday, 28th June is the Feast of The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Date for Your Diary

Please note that Lorrha Cemetery Mass will take place on Saturday 13th July at 6.30pm.

Well Done.

Congratulations is extended to Celine Guinan  Rathcabbin who was winner of the John West Feile skills camogie competition for 2019. Well done Celine.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Mark Mannion and family Lorrha on the untimely death of his son Grant which occurred on Sunday June 16th.  After funeral Mass in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Drogheda on Thursday 20th. cremation took place in Dardistown Crematorium. May he rest in peace.

North Tipperary Ploughing.

North Tipperary Ploughing committee extend sympathy to their secretary Laura McKenna on the death of her aunt Aine McKenna, to PRO Rose Mannion  on the death of her uncle Peter Loonam, and to Eamon Mannion on the death of his grandson Grant Mannion. May they rest in peace.

Good Luck.

The best of luck to Brian Hogan and the Tipperary senior team who take on Limerick for the second time in two weeks, this coming Sunday June 30th in the Munster final which takes place in Limerick. Unfortunately Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher won’t be playing as he must undergo surgery for a cruciate knee ligament injury. This is very unfortunate for the Lorrha club man who has given so much to the game down through the years. What a massive loss Patrick will be, not just for this Munster final but all further games and also for his club. We extend a speedy recovery to him and hope he will be back on the hurling pitch in the not too distant future.

Date for your Diary

Lorrha Parish Golf Society outing will take place this year in Birr Golf club on August 10th.  Mark the date in your diary. Watch this space for entries.

De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the new 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 mats including bath toilet and shower mats soiled or wet clothing but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village. Many thanks for your continued support.

GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €3,150. Numbers drawn were: 5-13-18-31.
No Match 3. Lucky Dips: Eleanor Judge, Maureen Gaynor, Eileen Gaynor, Willie Maher.
Next Monday's draw will be for a jackpot of €3,300 with a Match 3 pot of €120 so make sure you are in the draw. Thank you for your continued support.
Senior Hurling: Well done to the senior hurlers who defeated Mullinahone 2-19 to 1-12 in the final round of the County League Division 2 in Moatfield on Sunday. Goals from Willie Maher and Kevin Maher helped secure the win which sees Lorrha finish top of the group, secure promotion to division2 for 2020 and will meet Clonakenny in the division 2 league final in July.

Junior Hurling: The junior hurlers return to championship action next Saturday in round 3 when they take on Newport in Moatfield at 7.30pm.

Minor Hurling: Lorrha Rovers Gaels take on Moneygall/Clonakenny in the North Division 2 League final on Wednesday 26th June in Borrisokane at 7.30pm.

Under 14: The under 14's hurling championship game against Silvermines was called off last Thursday and will be rescheduled. Their next game is away to Moneygall/Clonakenny on Thursday 11th July.

Under 12: The under 12's hurling championship game with Templederry was not played last week because of the primary schools final and will be rescheduled. They played Ballina last evening (Tuesday) but no result at the time of going to press. Their next game is away to Shannon Rovers Gaels in Ballinderry on Tuesday 9th July.

Tipperary: Best of luck to Patrick Maher, Brian Hogan and the Tipperary senior hurlers in the Munster Final against Limerick on Sunday.

Schools: Hard luck to the Rathcabbin NS under 13 hurling team who were defeated by Ballycahill NS in the Cumann na mBunscoil County 'F' final in Semple Stadium last Wednesday.

Camogie: Congratulations to Celine Guinan who was crowned All Ireland Under 14 Feile Skills champion in Dublin last Saturday.

Lory Meagher Cup: Congratulations to Declan Molloy, a native of Ballyoughter, who captained Leitrim to victory in the Lory Meagher Cup final at Croke Park last Saturday.

Cul Camp: Lorrha Cul Camp takes place from Monday 22nd to Friday 26th July. Register online at: https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie

Lotto: The jackpot is at €3,300 with a Match 3 pot of €120. You can play online at www.clubforce.com

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday, 28th June with John Molloy. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Sympathy: Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the Mannion family on the death of Peter Loonam, Cloghan, who passed away last week. May he rest in peace.


Lorrha Notes

 

Word of Thanks.

The Parents Association of Rathcabbin NS would like to sincerely thank everyone for their generosity and hard work in making our fundraiser last Sunday week such a huge success and a great family day out. In particular we wish to thank the Parents Association for their hard work in organising the day and also to  school principal Mr. Darcy and all the teachers for their help, together with all the children and families of Rathcabbin School past and present who baked goods and donated generously, and to the surrounding community for their much appreciated and generous support on the day. We couldn’t possibly mention or thank everyone individually however we couldn’t have made it happen without you all so thank you all again !!!  And as always the much needed funds we raised are going to support our children in our local National School in Rathcabbin.

Golfing News.

Rags golfing society are off to Mountrath golf club for their next outing on Saturday June 22nd. Tee off at 11.00am.

Date for your Diary

Lorrha Parish Golf Society outing will take place this year in Birr Golf club on August 10th.  Mark the date in your diary. Watch this space for entries.

Church News.

Please Note that all details of Mass times, dates and contact numbers are detailed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie under local info and Churches.
Mass in Lorrha Church on Saturday 22nd June at 6.30pm and in Rathcabbin church the following day at 11.30am.

Vigil.

Pastoral Area All Night Adoration Vigil on the Feast of Corpus Christi. St Peter and Paul's Church Borrisokane (Adoration Room)  from7pm Mass Sat 22nd to 10am Sun 23rdJune.

Special intentions:

  • The ministry of the priesthood
  • More priestly vocations                 • Faith renewal in our parishes.

Your invitation to spend time with Jesus.

See posters or contact Olive 0864000680, Marie 0863911233, Betty 0876667374, or Mary 0879167594.


Reminder

Just a reminder that the Killaloe Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock will take place this coming Sunday  23rd June 2019, Led by Bishop Fintan Monahan.  2:30 p.m. – Anointing of the Sick ;    - 3:00 p.m. – Concelebrated Mass   This is a special anniversary year 140 year since the apparition. If there are any priests travelling on the day their help with confessions would be gratefully appreciated. The busiest time for confessions are 12.30-2.15pm. Please give names to Betty Houlihan asap  -  087  6667374

Lough Derg Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage season is underway and the Cashel and Emly 3 Day Pilgrimage to Lough Derg  is on from Thursday, June 20 to Saturday, June 22. For further information about travel arrangements: Contact Bridget O'Dea (Loughmore) 086-6792754 or Fr Martin Murphy (Drom) 086-3868877.  There will be buses from many parts of the county.

Padro Pio Mass.

Padro Pio Mass will be celebrated in St. Brendan’s Church Birr on Thursday night 20th. Rosary at 7.00pm followed by Mass at 7.30pm.  All welcome.

New Arrival.

Congratulations and many good wishes are extended to Theresa and William Harding on the birth of their son Robert last week. A little brother for Pheobe. Well done all.

Summer Camp

Busy bodies Summer Camp 2019 takes place in Killeen National School, starting July 1st for 3 weeks. Age 3yrs to 10 yrs. Hours – 9.30am to 3pm, for more information please phone Ann at 087 9625218.  Forms available in Credit Union, Birr.

 

Speedy Recovery

Well done to Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher and Brian Hogan and the Tipperary senior team who are through to a Munster Final on June 30th in Limerick. A speedy recovery to Bonner who picked up an injury during the game.  Commiserations to Colm Fogarty and the Minor team who are out of the competition after Sundays defeat.

De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the new 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 mats including bath toilet and shower mats soiled or wet clothing but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village. Many thanks for your continued support.

GAA Notes

Ticket orders for the Munster Final must be with Michael Kennedy 0871854602 by this Thursday at 5.00pm. Tickets will be issued on a first come first serve basis.

There was no winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €3000 Numbers drawn were: 13-20-21-22
2 Match 3's: Margaret Coughlan and John Kennedy share €100. Promoters: Margaret O'Brien, Liam Reddish and the Friars Tavern.
Next Monday's draw will be for a jackpot of €3,150 with a Match 3 pot of €100 so make sure you are in the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Senior Hurling: Lorrha's final group game in the County Hurling League will be at home to Mullinahone on Sunday 23rd June at 12.00pm with Lorrha needing a win to reach the final and be promoted. Your support would be appreciated.

Junior Hurling: The junior hurlers made it two wins from two in the North 'B' Championship last Saturday with a 1-22 to 0-13 win away to Ballina. There is no games next weekend with round 3 on Saturday 29th June at home to Newport.

Minor Hurling: Lorrha Rovers Gaels take on Moneygall/Clonakenny in the North Division 2 League final on Wednesday 26th June in Borrisokane at 7.30pm with the championship beginning the following week.

Under 14: The under 14 hurlers fell to a 4-11 to 2-4 defeat to a fine Borrisokane side in round 2 of the championship last Thursday. This Thursday, they play Silvermines in Moatfield at 7.30pm.

Under 12: The last week has been a busy one for the under 12's as they recorded two wins over Portroe and Newport. They played Templederry last evening (Tuesday) with no result at the time of going to press. Their next game is next Tuesday, 25th June at home to Ballina at 7.00pm

Tipperary: Well done to Patrick Maher & Brian Hogan on progressing to the Munster Final with a win over Limerick last Sunday. We wish Patrick a speedy recovery after a knee injury which forced him out of the game.

Hard luck to Colm Fogarty and the Tipperary minor hurlers who exited the Munster Championship following the defeat to Limerick.

Well done to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary intermediate camogie team who play Down in the All Ireland Championship on Saturday.

Schools: Best wishes to Rathcabbin NS under 13 hurling team who play Ballycahill NS in the Cumann na mBunscoil County 'F' final in Semple Stadium this Wednesday 19thJune at 3.40pm.

Cul Camp: Lorrha Cul Camp takes place from Monday 22nd to Friday 26th July. Register online at: https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie

Lotto: Congratulations to Bridie McInerney from Portroe who won the Lorrha GAA lotto jackpot of €12,150 last week. It is the second time she has won the lotto with a different set of of numbers with the lucky numbers selected being 4-10-20-31. The winning promoter was Thomas P Cahalan.

The jackpot now starts at €3,150 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.clubforce.com

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday, 21st June with Declan Aungier. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Sympathy: Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the Mannion family, Curraghgloss on the death of Grant Mannion who passed away over the weekend. May he rest in peace.


Lorrha Notes

Flowers from the recent Biodiversity event in Lorrha.

Biodiversity Day

Sincere thanks to all from Lorrha Development Association, Lorrha N.S. and Sceal who together organised the Biodiversity Day which took place on Wednesday of last week at the Community Hall. Thanks also to all who attended and participated. The schoolchildren, who last year were awarded the Green Flag for their study of Biodiversity, gave us a flavour of how they have engaged with wildlife and a sense of their understanding of its importance. Their presentation was informative, inspiring and challenging. Michael O’Meara, MCC, spoke about his work as a beekeeper and drew our attention to some of the actions we can take to help bees, the most important pollinating insects. Well done everyone.

Golfing News.

Rags golfing society are off to Mountrath golf club for their next outing on Saturday June 22nd. Tee off at 11.00am.

TidyTowns:

The judging of the TidyTowns competition now in full swing. Much work still remains to be done in Lorrha village, specifically the sweeping of the footpaths, removal of weed growth, tidying/weeding of flowerbeds and of course help with the watering of the flowers throughout the summer months. Lorrha Development welcome your help and co-operation for any of this.

New Dog Fouling Bins Fitted.

Together with Tipperary Co. Council, Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns recently installed two new mutt mitts in the village to help people with dogs to easily dispose of dog litter. Mutt mitts are handy plastic gloves that turn into bags and people can pick up safely after their dog and take home the litter with them to dispose of.  The mutt mitts were provided by Tipperary County Council who last week launched an anti-dog fouling campaign.

The campaign will target “hotspot” dog fouling areas, with wardens out in the early mornings and late evenings. The council will also place mobile pop-up stands promoting anti-dog fouling in areas where there is high footfall such as around libraries, participating supermarkets and swimming pools. To help owners dispose of their dog waste in a safe manner Tipperary County Council have installed mutt mitt dispensers throughout the county and are urging community groups to avail of the mutt mitts.

Date for your Diary

Lorrha Parish Golf Society outing will take place this year in Birr Golf club on August 10th.  Mark the date in your diary. Watch this space for entries.

Church News.

Please Note that all details of Mass times, dates and contact numbers are detailed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie under local info and Churches.
Mass in Redwood Church on Saturday 13th June at 6.30pm and in Rathcabbin church the following day at 11.30am.

Vigil.

Pastoral Area All Night Adoration Vigil on the Feast of Corpus Christi. St Peter and Paul's Church Borrisokane (Adoration Room)  from7pm Mass Sat 22nd to 10am Sun 23rdJune.

Special intentions:

  • The ministry of the priesthood
  • More priestly vocations                 • Faith renewal in our parishes.

Your invitation to spend time with Jesus.

See posters or contact Olive 0864000680, Marie 0863911233, Betty 0876667374, or Mary 0879167594.

Lough Derg Polgrimage

Pilgrimage season is underway and the Cashel and Emly 3 Day Pilgrimage to Lough Derg  is on from Thursday, June 20 to Saturday, June 22. For further information about travel arrangements: Contact Bridget O'Dea (Loughmore) 086-6792754 or Fr Martin Murphy (Drom) 086-3868877.  There will be buses from many parts of the county.

Summer Camp

Busy bodies Summer Camp 2019 takes place in Killeen National School, starting July 1st for 3 weeks. Age 3yrs to 10 yrs. Hours – 9.30am to 3pm, for more information please phone Ann at 087 9625218.  Forms available in Credit Union, Birr.

Coffee Morning.

As part of Nursing Home Ireland week, St. Kieran’s Care Home Rathcabbin are holding a coffee morning on Friday 14th June from 10.20 to 12 noon. All are very welcome to attend.

Rathcabbin Community Hall.

Small meeting room or large hall space available to hire for meetings, courses and occasions. For enquiries and bookings call (087) 1364936.

Good Luck.

The best of luck to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary Intermediate camogie team who play Down on Saturday 15th in the first round of the championship. The game is fixed for 3.00pm in the camogie pitch at the Ragg and will precede the senior game at 5.00 v Waterford.

Good wishes also to Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher and Brian Hogan and the Tipperary senior team who meet Limerick on Sunday in Semple Stadium and  to Colm Fogarty and the Minor team who are also out on Sunday.

Feile Winner. 

Congratulations to Celine Guinan who won the Tipperary Feile Skills competition which took place recently. We wish Celine the best of luck when she represents the county in the All Ireland finals later this month. Good luck Celine.

De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the new 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 mats including bath toilet and shower mats soiled or wet clothing but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village. Many thanks for your continued support.

A Great Night is in Store.

There’s a great night planned over in Aglish Hall for the hooley on Saturday night coming the 15th . The organising committee are the  Aglish Sociable ladies and they are throwing this mid summer party from 6pm with live music by Colin Kenny, Sarah and Simon and Sean Gleeson. There’s going to be plenty of craic and the all important BBQ too. The draw for the raffle tickets which are presently on sale, will also take place with spot prizes galore on the night.  A great evening / night is guaranteed.  So get on your dancing shoes and be ready to enjoy! Entry is by donation only. All proceeds will go to Suaimhneas and North Tipp Hospice.

GAA News

There was 1 lucky winner of our lotto jackpot of €12,150. Bridie McInerney chose the lucky numbers: 4-10-20-31.= Winning Promoter: Thomas P Cahalan.
Next Monday's draw jackpot is €3,000 with a Match 3 pot of €100 so make sure you are in the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Senior Hurling: Lorrha were due to play Shannon Rovers in the penultimate round of division 2 of the County Hurling League last evening (Tuesday) but Lorrha received a walkover, our second in the campaign which is disappointing as the players want the matches. The final group game will be at home to Mullinahone on Sunday 23rdJune at 12.00pm with Lorrha needing a win to reach the final and be promoted.

Junior Hurling: The Junior 'B' hurlers got their North Championship campaign underway against Moneygall last Saturday where they had an emphatic 5-21 to 0-8 victory.

Next up they are away to Ballina this Saturday 15th June at 7.30pm.

Minor Hurling: Lorrha Rovers Gaels take on Moneygall/Clonakenny in the North Division 2 League final towards the end of the month with the championship beginning in early July.

Under 14: The Under 14 'B' Hurling Championship began on Thursday last with Lorrha at home to Kiladangan and they enjoyed a 1-15 to 1-5 victory. This Wednesday, Lorrha are away to Borrisokane at 7.00pm

Under 12: The Under 12 'B' Hurling Championship was due to begin on Tuesday week last against Kilruane MacDonaghs but the game was postponed due to the weather but was rescheduled with Kilruane winning 2-7 to 1-4. On Friday last, they were home to Nenagh and won 2-7 to 1-4.

On Tuesday 11th June, they are away to Portroe but no result at the time of going to press. This Friday 14th June, they are at home to Newport while on Tuesday 18thJune, they are away to Templederry. Both games at 7.00pm.

Tipperary: Best of luck to Patrick Maher, Brian Hogan, Colm Fogarty and the Tipperary senior & minor hurlers in the Munster Championship against Clare on Sunday.

Best of luck to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary intermediate camogie team who play Down in the All Ireland Championship on Saturday.

Cul Camp: Lorrha Cul Camp takes place from Monday 22nd to Friday 26th July. Register online at: https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie

Lotto: The jackpot is €3,000 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.clubforce.com

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday, 14th June with Adrian Ryan. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.