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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

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A scene from Knockshegowna Hill where the first ever Mass was concelebrated on Saturday evening July 25th.

Country Strollers.

Would you like to get fit? If so why not join the country strollers any Monday, Wednesday or Friday evening leaving from Rathcabbin at 8.00pm sharp. All welcome.

Raffle Results.

Darina Kelly Rathcabbin wishes to offer thanks to all who supported the draw in aid of the Defibillator which fundraising is taking place for. The results of the draw is as follows.

Gain Dog Food Hamper – Frank Ryan, Lorrha, Flynns Supervalu lights – Rob Wiabi, USA, Parkers Riverstown dinners for two – John Fallon and Pat Cleary, Rathcabbin. Elaine’s Cakes voucher – John Cleary, Gurteen. Tearaways Voucher – Mary Duffy Graigue, Camcor Castles Bouncy Castle hire – Brian Lewis, Rathcabbin, County Arms Gym Membership – Pat Deane, Dooly’s Hotel  Sunday lunchs- Fr Michael Kennedy, Lusmagh. Barry Gleeson lawn seed – Ger Mannion, Rathcabbin, NE Fitness Ireland spin bike rental- Rose Mannion, Lorrha, Bearhug Badminton set – Nancy White, Lorrha, Scarf and Fascinator from Jazz boutique – Ann Power, Rathcabbin, Signed Cannings Hurley – John Kennedy, Ballyduff , Costcutters prize Rita Coughlan, Rathcabbin, Kellys Voucher – Kitty Kennedy, Rathcabbin.

Good Luck.

The best of luck is extended to Caoimhe Kennedy and the Tipperary senior camogie team who take on Cork in the All-Ireland quarter final on Saturday next August 1st. Time and venue unknown at time of going to print.

Church News.

The Autumn Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will leave Shannon Airport on Sunday, Oct. 4th, returning on Friday, October 9th. The cost this year is €667pps. with a €10 discount for online bookings to www.joewalshtours.ie Booking forms may be obtained from J.W.T., 143 Lower Baggott St. Dublin 2. More information from Fr. Tom Ryan, Shannon. Tel. 061 364133.

Look, See and Snap it Up.

Calling all children in the parish and adults too. Would you like a chance to contribute a photograph to the Lorrha and Dorrha Parish Calendar 2016? During the holidays when you are out and about and have plenty of time to notice the variety of interesting sights all around us – nature, people working, summer activities etc. happening in the parish. Lorrha Development Association invite you to capture what you’ve spotted on camera and email your picture to info@lorrhadorrha.ie or you can contact (087) 2601413 or (086) 8647166. Do take note that photographs must carry a caption with date, place and names of people. Your picture could be in next year’s calendar! Alternatively, if there is an old, or not so old photograph in your house that could be suitable for reproduction in the calendar, then we would love to see it.

Autumn De-Clutter.

Thinking of clearing out the wardrobe to make room for the Autumn collection? Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout the Summer months. De-clutter your wardrobe, attack your attic, recycle all unwanted/unused items of clothing to make room for your Autumn collection. We will accept any kind of bag or in bags provided by the committee. We can collect your unwanted items. Just call or text  (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (086) 8355405 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, Pillows and cushions, Carpets, rugs and mats (including bath, shower and toilet mats), Soiled or wet clothing. We appreciate your support. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep two adults employed.

Knockshegowna Hill Draws The Crowds.

The rain stayed away as close on five hundred people attended the first ever Mass on Knockshegowna Hill on Saturday evening July 25th. concelebrated by Fr’s Meehan and Cleary. Situated a few miles South of Birr and in Ballingarry, North Tipperary, off the N52 in the Shinrome parish, the hill is privately owned and forms part of Fairymount Open Farm. Erected in 1949 to celebrate the arrival of electricity in the area the large wooden illuminated high cross on the top of the 212m high hill draws people all year round to view the seven counties that can be seen.

Lorrha GAA News

Lotto: The numbers drawn last Monday were: 3 – 18 – 21 – 30. No Winner. No Match 3 winner. Lucky Dips x 4: Cahalan Boys, Tina O’Brien, Keith Brady, Margaret Morris. Promoters: Jimmy Dunne, Tommy Cahalan, Pat Hough. Our jackpot is now €5,100. 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.

Senior: Our championship campaign is now in limbo as we await the progress of Killenaule and Eire Og Annacarty in their divisional championships. Killenaule will play Ballingarry or Mullinahone in the South final while Eire Og Annacarty will play Knockavilla Kickhams in the West final. If one or both is successful, we will progress to the last 16, which won’t be played until late August at the earliest.

Junior Hurling: Lorrha recorded a good 3-16 to 1-7 win over Nenagh Eire Og in their second game of the championship in Moatfield on Friday evening. Goals from David Fogarty (2) and Eoin Gormally. Lorrha have two group games remaining, away to Shannon Rovers on Sunday, 9th August at 12 noon and Ballina on Saturday, 15th August at 7.00pm

Minor: The minor hurlers recorded their second win of the championship with a 0-25 to 1-11 win over Templederry in Templederry last Wednesday. It keeps the team in the hunt for the semi-finals ahead of our next game at home to Moneygall/Clonakenny this evening (Wednesday) at 7pm. Our final group game will be away to Silvermines.

Under 16: Lorrha/Shannon Rovers defeated Burgess in Ballinderry on Monday week last. Last Monday, they are away to Borrisokane and won 4-11 to 1-17. There is no game next Monday with the team returning to action against Portroe on Monday, 10th August.

Under 14: Lorrha/Shannon Rovers lost 2-9 to 1-3 in a semi-final playoff last Wednesday. This means they will play Newport Gaels in the North ‘B’ semi-final in Moatfield on Wednesday, 12th August at 7.00pm.

Under 12: The Under 12’s recorded a 3-5 to 3-2 win over Templederry in Moatfield last Friday.

All Ireland Semi-Final Tickets: Orders for All Ireland semi-final tickets on 16th August must be submitted to Shane Brophy by next Sunday night, 2ndAugust. No orders will be accepted after this date. Hogan & Cusack Stand – €40; Terrace – €25; Davin Stand – €10; Family – €40 adult + €5 juvenile.

Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw: The club had no winner in the July Draw which took place in Clonmel last Friday. We ask all promoters to bring their accounts uptodate.

Tipperary: Best of luck to Caoimhe Kennedy and the Tipperary senior camogie team in the All Ireland quarter final v Cork this weekend. Also to the Tipp minor footballers in their All Ireland quarter final against Galway.

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


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Happy out at the Lorrha GAA Summer Cul Camp held last week.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to the brother, sisters and relatives of the late Josephine Tuohy, Ballinasloe and formerly Kilregane, Lorrha who died on July 12th. Cremation took place on Tuesday 14th in Mount Jerome Crematorium, Harold’s Cross, Dublin. May she rest in peace. Sympathy is extended to P.J. Cleary and the extended Cleary families Rathcabbin on the sudden death of Johnny, Birr and formerly Coolross, Rathcabbin which occurred on Tuesday 7th July. After funeral Mass in St. Brendan’s Church, Birr on Friday last 17th burial took place in Bonaham Cemetery, Rathcabbin. May he rest in peace.

Please Take Note.

The weekly work evenings around Lorrha village has been changed to Thursday evenings to facilitate volunteers who continue to come in and help with weeding, cleaning etc. This Thursday volunteers are requested to meet in Friars Park at 7.30pm to finish work that needs to be completed there. Lorrha Development / Tidy Towns wish to thank those who have volunteered to date. Your support is much appreciated. All help will be very welcome.

Well Done.

Congratulations is extended to Caoimhe Kennedy and the Tipperary senior camogie team who had a good win over Clare on Saturday last in the All-Ireland Championship campaign which took place in The Ragg. The side now progress to the quarter final where they will meet Cork on August 1st. We wish Caoimhe and the Tipp girls the best of luck.

Church News.

More Eucharistic Ministers is required for Sunday Mass in Rathcabbin. If interested, please leave your name with Sacristan or Priest.

The Annual Youth 2000 Summer Festival will take place in the Cistercian College , Roscrea, from Thursday 13th – Sunday 16th August 2015. For young people aged 16 – 35, an opportunity not to be missed to experience the catholic faith and meet many new people, with over 1000 young people from all corners of Ireland attending last year. The festival is donation only. Free busses available from all around Ireland. For more info and to book online, see www.youth2000.ie or phone 01 6753690.

Mass on Knockshegowna.

First Mass ever will be celebrated on Knockshegowna Hill on Saturday 25th July at 6.45p.m. (weather permitting).Transport to the summit from 5.30 assembling at Fairy Mount Farm just 200 meters from the Pike Church. The evening will conclude with light refreshments music and song.

Summer Camp Reminder.

Borrisokane Athletic club are holding a summer camp in the GAA Pitch in Motefield on 23rd and 24th of July from 10am to 1pm. Ages catered for will be from 6 to 14 years. It won’t be all about athletics though as fun and games will be also included. €25 per child. Family discount. Bring snack & drink. For further information contact John O’Farrell on (087) 2210115. FitKidz Summer sports camp takes place on Thursday & Friday 23rd & 24th July in Lorrha GAA Grounds, Moatfield. Starts at 10, finishes at 1. Suitable for boys and girls age 6-14. cost is 25 euro per child. Discounts available for families with 3 or more children attending camp.To book call Amanda on 087-1171575

New Postcode Service.

A new postcode service has been introduced in Ireland in keeping with other European countries around the world. Each postal address has been given a unique postcode called Eircode. Householders do not need to change their address, simply add the code to the bottom of your address. The new system is expected to benefit householders and businesses to be easier identified, quicker and easier for medical emergency service to locate address, make it easier to shop on line, help to develop Irish online business, facilitate better planning and delivery of public services. The postcode is unique in so far as that each resident and business will have their own postcode whereas in other countries, a postcode defines a group or cluster of addresses. During the coming months, Eircode will be rolled out across the country.

Autumn De-Clutter.

Thinking of clearing out the wardrobe to make room for the Autumn collection? Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout the Summer months. De-clutter your wardrobe, attack your attic, recycle all unwanted/unused items of clothing to make room for your Autumn collection. We will accept any kind of bag or in bags provided by the committee. We can collect your unwanted items. Just call or text  (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (086) 8355405 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, Pillows and cushions, Carpets, rugs and mats (including bath, shower and toilet mats), Soiled or wet clothing. We appreciate your support. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep two adults employed.

Lorrha GAA News

Lotto: The numbers drawn last Monday were: 1 – 2 – 7 – 24. No Winner. Match 3 winners (share €100): Michael & Margaret Mary Houlihan, Ann H Smyth, Ken Hogan, Eoin & Orla Kennedy. Promoters: Louis McCormack, Liam Reddish and Willie Fogarty. Our jackpot is now €4,950. 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.

Senior: The senior hurlers fell to a strong Kildangan side in the North Senior Hurling Championship quarter final on Sunday evening. A personal total of 3-5 from Patrick Maher wasn’t enough as we fell to a 1-29 to 4-11 defeat. Our championship campaign is now in limbo as we await the progress of Killenaule and Eire Og Annacarty in their divisional championships, if one or both is successful, we will progress to the last 16, which is unlikely to be played until September at the earliest.

Junior Hurling: Lorrha face Nenagh Eire Og in the second round of the North Junior ‘B’ Championship in Moatfield this Friday at 7.30pm.

Minor: The minor hurlers suffered a heavy defeat to Borrisokane in the third round of the championship last Wednesday evening. This Wednesday (22nd July) we travel to face Templederry at 7.30pm.

Under 16: Lorrha/Shannon Rovers were due to play Templederry last Monday week but the game was postponed. Last Monday, 20th July, they defeated Burgess in Ballinderry. Next Monday, 27th July, they are away to Borrisokane at 7.00pm

Under 14: Lorrha/Shannon Rovers will face Silvermines in a playoff this evening (Wednesday) in Dolla at 7.00pm. The winner will play Burgess or Moneygall/Clonakenny in a semi-final while the loser will meet Newport Gaels.

Under 12: The Under 12’s return to action on Friday, 24th July with a home game against Templederry at 7.00pm.

Tipperary: Hard luck to Brian Hogan and the Tipperary under 21 hurlers against Limerick in the Munster semi-final last Thursday evening and also to the senior footballers on their defeat to Tyrone.

Cul Camp: The Lorrha Kelloggs Cul Camp took place in Moatfield last week. Despite the mixed weather, 67 children took part over the five days and the club would like to thank the County Board and their coaches for a superb week as well as our own juvenile officers who ensured everything went off smoothly.

Social Dancing: continues on Friday night to the music of Pat Daly. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Sympathy: Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the Cleary family on the death of Johnny Cleary, Birr, and late of Gurteen who passed away suddenly last week. May he rest in peace.


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Caoimhe Kennedy in action for Tipperary on Saturday last in Freshford. Tipp are through to the quarter finals, but first they play Clare on Saturday coming 18th in the County camogie grounds at The Ragg with a 2.30pm start.

Please Take Note.

The weekly work evenings around Lorrha village has been changed to Thursday evenings to facilitate volunteers who continue to come in and help with weeding, cleaning etc. This Thursday volunteers are requested to meet in Friars Park at 7.30pm to finish work that needs to be completed there. Lorrha Development / Tidy Towns wish to thank those who have volunteered to date. Your support is much appreciated. All help will be very welcome.

Date for your Diary.

The annual parish golf outing will take place in Birr Golf club on Saturday 22nd August. This year’s captain is Denis Duffy (Jnr), and the President is Pauline Needham. Tee time from 9am. Time sheets available from Denis on (087) 7784666 or from Tony Coen on (087) 6219639.

Commiserations.

Commiserations to Caoimhe Kennedy and the Tipperary senior camogie team who were heavily beaten on Saturday last by Kilkenny in the All-Ireland Championship campaign in Freshford. We wish Caoimhe and the Tipp girls the best of luck next Saturday when they meet Clare in the camogie pitch in The Ragg at 2.30pm in the final game.

Artist’s Thanks.

The artists Ruth Eva Morrissey, Diana Marshall, Jason Madden and Ute Duggan would like to thank everyone who came to visit their art exhibition which was a great success at the ‘Art Exhibition at the Red Horse Gallery’ Graigueagowan, Portumna.  The exhibition is still open, just phone 085-1841243. Photographs can be viewed on www.lorrhadorrha.ie

Bar Olympics.

Kelly’s Rathcabbin are hosting a fun event called Bar Olympics on Saturday night July 18th to raise money to purchase a Defibillator for the village. BBQ and music on the night. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Redwood NS:

We would like to thank the Parents Association of Redwood NS for all their hard work and support during the year. We would especially like to thank them for recently purchasing five new laptops for the school. These along with our i-pads greatly enhance the IT resources of the school and are of great benefit to the children. We would also like to thank all those who supported the Buffet Dance earlier in the year and wish everybody a safe and happy summer.

Church News.

The Annual Youth 2000 Summer Festival will take place in the Cistercian College , Roscrea, from Thursday 13th – Sunday 16th August 2015. For young people aged 16 – 35, an opportunity not to be missed to experience the catholic faith and meet many new people, with over 1000 young people from all corners of Ireland attending last year.  The festival is donation only.  Free busses available from all around Ireland.  For more info and to book online, see www.youth2000.ie or phone 01 6753690.

Lorrha Cemetery Committee.

A large crowd turned out to a meeting on July 6th in Lorrha Hall to form a cemetery committee and great interest was shown towards keeping the graveyard clean and in good order from those present who have family interred in the graveyard. The following officers were elected. Chairman, Mick Hoctor, Secretary, Kieran Behan, Treasurer, David Power. A working committee was also elected and they were Oliver Duggan, Tommy Needham, P.J. Coughlan, Eamon O’Meara, Damien Coughlan.  An open meeting will be held on Monday night July 20th at 8.30pm in Lorrha Hall. All are welcome to attend, in particular those with family graves.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association.

Last Wednesday, 18 of us went on a boat trip on the Shannon with Joe O’Keeffe which was followed by a meal back in Joe’s Guest House.  Although a little chilly, everyone thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon.  Many thanks to Joe, Avril and Catherine.  Our planned outing to Kilbeggan Races on Friday night has been cancelled due to lack of interest.  The next trip out is to the Rock of Cashel and the Irish Show in Bru Boru. Anyone interested in going on this trip please contact Nancy on 087 761 3458.

Summer Camp.

Borrisokane Athletic club are holding a summer camp in the GAA Pitch in Motefield on 23rd and 24th  of July from 10am to 1pm.  Ages catered for will be from 6 to 14 years. It won’t be all about athletics though as fun and games will be also included. For further information contact John O’Farrell on (087) 2210115.

Ferry Fest.

The Ferry Inn are holding a ‘Ferry Fest’ on Saturday night July 18th. Live music by the Cuskoos. Come and enjoy a night of music and entertainment with a scrumptious BBQ to tickle your taste buds. See you there.

Autumn De-Clutter.

Thinking of clearing out the wardrobe to make room for the Autumn collection? Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout the Summer months. De-clutter your wardrobe, attack your attic, recycle all unwanted/unused items of clothing to make room for your Autumn collection. We will accept any kind of bag or in bags provided by the committee. We can collect your unwanted items. Just call or text  (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (086) 8355405 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, Pillows and cushions, Carpets, rugs and mats (including bath, shower and toilet mats), Soiled or wet clothing. We appreciate your support. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep two adults employed.

Lorrha GAA News.

Lotto: Our jackpot is now €4,950. 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.

Senior: Following Tipperary’s win in the Munster Final, the North Tipp Senior Hurling Championship quarter final against Kildangan takes place this Sunday in Cloughjordan at 6.30pm. Best of luck to the players and mentors and we urge a big Lorrha support to attend.

Junior Hurling: Lorrha have a bye in round 2 and will be away to Shannon Rovers in the next round of the championship on weekend 19 or 26 July.

Minor: Two goals from Niall McIntyre weren’t enough as Lorrha suffered a disappointing 1-15 to 2-7 defeat to Shannon Rovers Gaels in their second game of the championship in Moatfield last Wednesday. This evening (Wednesday) Lorrha play Borrisokane in Borrisokane at 7.30pm

Under 16: Lorrha/Shannon Rovers were away to Templederry last Monday in their second game of the championship. Next Monday, 20th July, they play Burgess in Ballinderry at 7.00pm

Under 14: Lorrha/Shannon Rovers suffered their first loss in the championship last Wednesday with a 2-8 to 2-5 defeat to Silvermines in Ballinderry. With the team having a bye in the next round they have finished second in the group and are through to the semi-finals which take place in mid August.

Under 12: The Under 12’s lost 2-6 to 1-4 away to Moneygall last Friday. The team have a bye this Friday before they return to action on Friday, 24th July with a home game against Templederry.

Tipperary: Well done to Patrick Maher and both the Tipperary senior and minor hurlers in the Munster Finals on Sunday. Also well done to the Tipperary senior footballers in their All Ireland Qualifier v Louth.

Best of luck to Brian Hogan and the Tipperary under 21 hurlers against Limerick in the Munster semi-final this Thursday evening. Also best of luck to the Tipp senior footballers against Tyrone at the weekend.

Cul Camp: The Lorrha Kelloggs Cul Camp got underway in Moatfield on Monday morning and continues until Friday. Report next week.

Social Dancing: continues on Friday night to the music of Walk the Line. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.


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Lorrha artist Ute Duggan with her dad Fritz, sister Jutta, sons Tom and Niall during the opening of her exhibition in The Red Horse Art Gallery Graigagowan, Portumna last week.  View more Photos under Gallery.

Summer Camp Reminder.

“Little Feet” Bredagh, Lorrha will hold their summer camp from 20th to 24th July from 9.30am to 2pm for children aged 2 and a half up to 12 years. Activities will vary to suit age group and will include hockey, hurling football, tennis, art and craft, sand and water, y bikes and many, many more. For further information call Charlene on (087) 7783347. All welcome.

Date for your Diary.

The annual parish golf outing will take place in Birr Golf club on Saturday 22nd August. This year’s captain is Denis Duffy (Jnr), and the President is Pauline Needham. Tee time from 9am. Time sheets available from Denis on (087) 7784666 or from Tony Coen on (087) 6219639.

Well Done.

Congratulations to Caoimhe Kennedy and the Tipperary senior camogie team who overcame a fancied Dublin side on a one point victory in the All-Ireland Championship campaign on Saturday last. We wish Caoimhe and the Tipp girls the best of luck next Saturday when they meet Kilkenny in the third round.

Recent Wedding.

The wedding took place in Carrig Church on Saturday 30th May of Adrian Kennedy, son of Martin and Mary, Rathcabbin and Pamela Pardy, daughter of the late Tucker and of Maureen, Birr. The bride was attended by her sister Caroline while a second sister Niamh, niece Megan and friend Tanya Coughlan made up the remainder of the bridesmaids party. The grooms brother Kevin was best man with his friends T.J. Slevin, Ray Clancy and his nephew Brandon Kennedy groomsmen. Kayleigh and Cara Ryan both nieces of the groom were flowergirls for the occasion. The ceremony was performed by Fr. Pat Gilbert while the church music was provided by Roseanna Brehony and Megan Pardy. The grooms mother Mary and the brides mother Maureen brought the offertory gifts to the Altar. Afterwards the newly married couple joined their families and friends for their reception in Dooly’s Hotel, Birr. Congratulations and best wishes is extended to Adrian and Pamela as they settle down to married life in Rathcabbin.

Church News.

The Annual Youth 2000 Summer Festival will take place in the Cistercian College , Roscrea, from Thursday 13th – Sunday 16th August 2015. For young people aged 16 – 35, an opportunity not to be missed to experience the catholic faith and meet many new people, with over 1000 young people from all corners of Ireland attending last year.  The festival is donation only.  Free busses available from all around Ireland.  For more info and to book online, see www.youth2000.ie or phone 01 6753690.

Summer De-Clutter.

Thinking of clearing out the wardrobe to make room for the Summer collection? Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout the Summer months. De-clutter your wardrobe, attack your attic, recycle all unwanted/unused items of clothing to make room for your Summer collection. We will accept any kind of bag or in bags provided by the committee. We can collect your unwanted items. Just call or text  (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (086) 8355405 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, Pillows and cushions, Carpets, rugs and mats (including bath, shower and toilet mats), Soiled or wet clothing. We appreciate your support. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep two adults employed.

Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns.

From June 1st onwards, Tidy Towns judges have been visiting towns and villages unannounced to cast their critical eyes over the efforts of hard working voluntary committees, and their scheme workers, where they will award marks in the competition. Lorrha Development / Tidy Towns have been exceptionally busy since May, sowing, repairing, painting, weeding, litter picking and cleaning in preparation for the judges’ visit. The work continues and also includes watering flowers throughout the village, and if you would like to give a hand at anything, please call (086) 8647166 / (087) 2601413  or any member of the committee. We need the help and co-operation of every resident to improve our marks so it would greatly help our efforts if every resident kept the area outside their premises free from weeds and litter. Your support is much appreciated.

Lorrha GAA News

Lotto: The numbers drawn last Monday were: 1 – 6 – 8 – 30. No Winner.

Lucky Dips: M&M&M Brophy, Elizabeth Houlihan, Bernie Donoghue, Colette Houlihan, Phyllis Kennedy. Promoters: Margaret Gleeson, Tommy Cahalan, Louis McCormack.

Our jackpot is now €4,650. 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.

Senior: The North Tipp Senior Hurling Championship quarter final against Kildangan has yet to be refixed and will depend on the outcome of the Munster Final.

Junior Hurling: Lorrha began their North Junior ‘B’ Championship campaign with a 1-23 to 1-11 win over Toomevara in Moatfield on Sunday evening. Lorrha have a bye in round 2 and will be away to Shannon Rovers in the next round on weekend 19 or 26 July.

Minor: Lorrha take on Shannon Rovers Gaels in their second game of the North Championship in Moatfield this Thursday, 9th July at 7.30pm

Under 16: Lorrha/Shannon Rovers are away to Templederry next Monday, 13th July at 7.00pm.

Under 14: Lorrha/Shannon Rovers continued their unbeaten run with a 3-13 to 2-10 win over Portroe last Wednesday. This Wednesday, 8th July they are at home to Silvermines in Ballinderry at 7.00pm.

Under 12: The Under 12’s suffered an 8-8 to 3-7 defeat to Ballina in Moatfield last Friday. This Friday, 10th July, Lorrha are away to Moneygall at 7.00pm.

Tipperary: Best of luck to Patrick Maher and both the Tipperary senior and minor hurlers in the Munster Finals on Sunday. Also best of luck to the Tipperary senior footballers in their All Ireland Qualifier v Louth.

Cul Camp: The Lorrha Kelloggs Cul Camp gets underway in Moatfield next Monday, 13th July and continues to Friday 17th July from 10am to 2.30pm inclusive. All registration must be done online at www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie

Social Dancing: continues on Friday night to the music of Jimmy Hynes and the Crusaders. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.


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Rathcabbin man Fr. Michael Kennedy pictured with his mother Kathleen on the occasion of the 38th Anniversary of his ordination to the Priesthood which he celebrated on Monday last. Well done Fr. Michael.

News From Lorrha School.

Best Wishes: We extend the best of luck to Lee, Hannah, Keeva, Caoimhe, Ronan, Colm, Luke, Ryan, Cian, Ronan, Tom and Adam who graduated on Friday last and we wish them well in their respective secondary schools. We extend thanks also to all who joined us on our last day before the summer break for the graduation ceremony, the raising of the Blue Star Flag and the presentation of certificates to the pupils who completed German classes with Ute Duggan, during the year. A special word of mention to the Parents Association for providing refreshments. The Blue Star Programme is to bring awareness of all things European to the classroom and the wider community also. We were complimented by the adjudicators on our “standard of reports which was exceedingly high and we were bowled over by the clever and creative ways you interpreted the programme”. Our thanks to Elizabeth Fogarty, former E.U. employee who raised the flag to loud applause. We wish all a lovely and safe summer break.

Summer Camp Reminder.

“Little Feet” Bredagh, Lorrha will hold their summer camp from 20th to 24th July from 9.30am to 2pm for children aged 2 and a half up to 12 years. Activities will vary to suit age group and will include hockey, hurling football, tennis, art and craft, sand and water, y bikes and many, many more. For further information call Charlene on (087) 7783347. All welcome.

Art Exhibition at the Red Horse Gallery.

Art Exhibition at the Red Horse Gallery, Graigueagowan, Portumna on July 3rd – 5th, open 3-7pm daily. Opening night: Thursday, July 2nd at 7pm.   Exhibiting artists: Ruth Eva Morrissey, Diana Marshall, Ute Duggan, Jason Madden.  This is the first art exhibition for Lorrha artist Ute Duggan. Music: OMNA singers.  Phone 085-1841243.   All welcome.

Well Done.

Congratulations to Caoimhe Kennedy and the Tipperary senior camogie team as they ground out a one point victory in the All-Ireland Championship campaign over Derry on Saturday last. We wish Caoimhe well as she recovers from a shoulder injury and as Tipp face Dublin on Saturday coming at 5pm in Portlaoise. Another win should be enough to see the side into a quarter final.

Tidy Towns.

Another work evening will be held in Lorrha on Wednesday 1st July.  Meet outside the hall at 7.30pm. If this time doesn’t suit you, do come along at a time that does. Many thanks to all who are supporting the work evenings so far and those who turn out on other evenings. All help appreciated.

Church News.

Next Friday, 3rd July, is the First Friday of the month. Mass in Lorrha at 9.30a.m.   Confessions before Mass.

Cemetery Mass

Outdoor Mass (weather permitting) in Lorrha  for our deceased ‘Loved-ones’ on Sunday July 5th at 10am.   Please come close to the altar to create a prayerful atmosphere. There will be a retiring collection for the future upkeep of the cemetery at the end of Mass.

Pilgrimage.

The Annual Killaloe Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will take place on Sunday,5th July. Names to  Gertie O’Meara – 090  – 9747080  or  Betty Houlihan  087 –  6667374.          Please book your seat as soon as possible.

Cemetery Meeting.

Please note. A Further  meeting  to elect officers and establish a Graveyard Committee will be held in Lorrha Hall on Monday  6th July, at 9pm.   All interested parties are welcome.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association.

Our next outing is on Wednesday, 8th July which is a boat trip on the Shannon with Joe O’Keeffe following by a meal.  Anyone interested in going on any of our trips please contact Nancy on 087 761 3458.  Other outings coming up are:  Kilbeggan Races, Galway Greyhound Races, Rock of Cashel to include the Irish Show at Bru Boru, and our holiday to the Slieve Russell Hotel in Cavan.  We are now on a break from our weekly meetings and wish all our members a safe and restful break.

The Committee and Members of St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association would like to offer our deepest sympathy to our Chairperson, Eamonn Mannion and all the Mannion Family on the recent death of his brother, Tommy, to Mary Darcy and all the Darcy Family on the recent death of Jimmy’s sister, Tina Robb, and to Therese Donoghue on the recent death of her nephew, Noel Quirke, Navan. May they rest in Peace.

Summer De-Clutter.

Thinking of clearing out the wardrobe to make room for the Summer collection? Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout the Summer months. De-clutter your wardrobe, attack your attic, recycle all unwanted/unused items of clothing to make room for your Summer collection. We will accept any kind of bag or in bags provided by the committee. We can collect your unwanted items. Just call or text  (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (086) 8355405 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, Pillows and cushions, Carpets, rugs and mats (including bath, shower and toilet mats), Soiled or wet clothing. We appreciate your support. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep two adults employed.

Course

Landscaping & Horticulture course starting 20th July 2015 in St. Rynagh’s College, Banagher. Now recruiting! Level 4 Major Award in Horticulture- 6 month full time course- ETB training allowance provided. Contact Monica on 087 6835561 to apply.

Lorrha GAA News for 4 July

Lotto: Our jackpot is now €4,650. 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.

Senior: The North Tipp Senior Hurling Championship quarter final against Kildangan has yet to be refixed and will depend on the outcome of the Munster Final.

Junior Hurling: The North Championship gets underway this Sunday against Toomevara in Moatfield at 7pm. Nenagh Eire Og, Shannon Rovers and Ballina are also in the group.

Minor: Lorrha enjoyed a very good 0-16 to 0-11 win over Ballina in the opening round of the North Minor ‘B’ Hurling Championship in Moatfield last Thursday. Lorrha have a bye in round 2 and are likely to be back in action on Thursday 9th July.

Under 16: Lorrha/Shannon Rovers got their ‘B’ Championship campaign underway on Monday against Newport Gaels and enjoyed a fine victory. Next Monday, they have a bye but will be back in action on Monday, 13 July, away to Templederry.

Under 14: Lorrha/Shannon Rovers made it four wins from four in the hurling championship with a 7-11 to 3-7 win over Templederry in Ballinderry last Wednesday. This Wednesday, 1st July, they are away to Portroe in another friendly. Next Wednesday, 8th July they are at home to Silvermines.

Under 12: The Under 12’s earned their first win of the championship with a 2-12 to 3-3 win over Portroe in Moatfield last Friday. This Friday, 3rd July, Lorrha host Ballina in Moatfield at 7.00pm.

Munster Final Tickets: There are a limited number of Stand tickets available for the Munster Final on 12th July, all stand and terrace requests must be with Shane Brophy by this Friday, 3rd July.

Tipperary: Best of luck to the Tipperay minor footballers against Kerry this Sunday in the Munster Final.

Tipperary GAA Draw: The June Draw took place last Friday evening but unfortunately the club had no winner this month.

Cul Camp: Th Lorrha Kelloggs Cul Camp takes place in Moatfield from 13th to 17th July from 10am to 2.30pm inclusive. All registration must be done online at www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie

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


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Pupils attending Little Feet Pre- School / Montessori, Lorrha pictured here all dressed up in their hats and gowns as they were presented with their graduation certificates recently. James, Lee, Edel, Nathan and Paddy with Charlene Duane, Proprietor and Rachel Keogh, Pre-School Teacher.  

News From Lorrha School.

Blue Star Programme. After completing the Blue Star programme we received our blue flag and certificates last week. We were complimented by the adjudicators on our “standard of reports which was exceedingly high and we were bowled over by the clever and creative ways you interpreted the programme”. We will be raising the flag on our last day in school which is Friday 26th. All are welcome to attend.

Graduation Service. Our Annual Graduation Service will take place on Friday 26th at 10am. Students who completed the German classes and exams will be presented with their certificates and this will be followed by the raising of our first Blue Star Flag. All are invited to attend.

Congratulations to all our pupils who attended the Phelan Mullen Feis which was held in Banagher recently. Our school was well represented and they took away a haul of medals and trophies. Well done to all.

Former European Parliament employee’s visit.

Elizabeth Fogarty, former EU employee visited us recently and gave a very interesting and informative power point presentation on the E.U. explaining how it works and what it means to Ireland to be a part of it. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed her visit and had loads of questions afterwards for her. Our thanks to Elizabeth for sharing her knowledge and experience of life in the EU with us.

Summer Camp.

“Little Feet” Bredagh, Lorrha will hold their summer camp from 20th to 24th July from 9.30am to 2pm for children aged 2 and a half up to 12 years. Activities will vary to suit age group and will include hockey, hurling football, tennis, art and craft, sand and water, y bikes and many, many more. For further information call Charlene on (087) 7783347. All welcome.

Art Exhibition at the Red Horse Gallery,

A art exhibition will be held in Graigueagowan, Portumna on July 3rd – 5th, open 3-7pm daily. Opening night: Thursday, July 2nd at 7pm. Exhibiting artists: Ruth Eva Morrissey, Diana Marshall, Ute Duggan, Jason Madden.  Phone 085-1841243. All welcome.

Well Done.

Congratulations is extended to Fr. John Donnelly (Rathcabbin) who was presented with a framed photograph of his National School days in Kinnitty, during the Bicentenary celebrations of St Flannan’s Church on Sunday last. Fr. John is in his 67th year of priesthood. Well done Fr. John and many good wishes for the future.

Fundraiser.

A coffey morning will take place in Kelly’s Shop Rathcabbin this coming Friday morning 26th. from 10am to 12 noon in aid of breast cancer Ireland. Your support would be greatly appreciated for this worthy cause.

Recent Wedding.

Congratulations is extended to Gerald Power, son of David and Jacinta, Lorrha and Claudia Darley who were married on May 29th in Dublin. The couple will spend their honeymoon in Tanzania and we extend many good wishes to them as they settle down to married life in Kells, Co. Meath.

Good Luck.

The best of luck is extended to Caoimhe Kennedy and Tipperary senior camogie team as they open their All-Ireland Championship campaign against Derry on Saturday coming the 27th in The Ragg camogie pitch at 2.30pm.

Tidy Towns.

Another work evening will be held in Lorrha on Wednesday 24th. Meet outside the hall at 7.30pm. If this time doesn’t suit you, do come along at a time that does. All help appreciated.

Church News.

Pilgrimage.

The Annual Killaloe Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will take place on Sunday,5th July. Names to  Gertie O’Meara – 090  – 9747080  or  Betty Houlihan  087 –  6667374.          Please book your seat as soon as possible.

Cemetery Mass.

Mass will be celebrated  in Lorrha Cemetery on Sunday 5th July at 10 am, (weather permitting).    All who have loved ones buried in the graveyard are invited to attend.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to the Darcy families Lorrha on the death of their sister Teresa (Tina) Robb, Dublin who died on Wednesday 17th June. After funeral Mass on Friday last in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Terryglass, burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Science & Computing Activity Summer Camp

Redwood NS will be holding a Science & Computing Activity Summer Camp from Monday June 29th to Friday 3rd July and from Monday July 6th  to Friday July 10th in the school from 9.30am to 2.30 pm. Activities include hands on science experiments, design and make, photography, cookery, photostory, powerpoint, nature trails, aistear (learning through play) and lots and lots more!! The camp is €40 per child with discounts for families. The camps are open to children from 4 to 13 years old. Bookings are now being taken, please contact Michelle on 090 9747186 or 087 4478115 to reserve a place for your child.

Summer De-Clutter.

Thinking of clearing out the wardrobe to make room for the Summer collection? Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout the Summer months. De-clutter your wardrobe, attack your attic, recycle all unwanted/unused items of clothing to make room for your Summer collection. We will accept any kind of bag or in bags provided by the committee. We can collect your unwanted items. Just call or text  (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (086) 8355405 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, Pillows and cushions, Carpets, rugs and mats (including bath, shower and toilet mats), Soiled or wet clothing. We appreciate your support. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep two adults employed.

 

North Tipp Ploughing Reminder.

Any members wishing to travel to the Netherlands to support Ethan Harding in the European championships in September please contact Denis on (087)7793719. Ethan qualified for the European Vintage Ploughing Championships after winning out his category in the vintage two scrape hydraulic, at the National Ploughing championships in Ratheniska last September 2014. Driving a 1956 Ferguson 35 four cylinder diesel tractor and pulling a two scrape Ransom TS59 model vintage plough, Ethan creating history not just for himself, but also for the N.T.P.A. as no other person has qualified on their first attempt. This is a great achievement for the young Borrisokane plough man who will go on to represent Ireland in Veendam which is 215 km North East of Amsterdam, in the Netherlands on Sunday 20th September 2015. You can follow the North Tipp Ploughing progress under lorrhadorrha.ie under clubs.

Course

Landscaping & Horticulture course starting 20th July 2015 in St. Rynagh’s College, Banagher. Now recruiting! Level 4 Major Award in Horticulture- 6 month full time course- ETB training allowance provided. Contact Monica on 087 6835561 to apply.

Lorrha GAA News.

Senior: Following a request by the Tipperary senior hurling management, the North Tipp Senior Hurling Championship quarter final against Kildangan due to have been played this Sunday evening has been postponed.

Junior Hurling: The North Championship is due to get underway on weekend 4-5 July against Toomevara. Nenagh Eire Og, Shannon Rovers and Ballina are also in the group.

Minor: Lorrha will play Ballina in the opening round of the North Minor ‘B’ Hurling Championship in Moatfield this Thursday, 25th June at 7.30pm. Best of luck to the panel and mentors.

Under 16: Lorrha/Shannon Rovers get their ‘B’ Championship campaign underway next Monday, 29th June against Newport Gaels in Ballinderry at 7.00pm.

Under 14: Lorrha/Shannon Rovers made it three wins from three in the hurling championship with a 5-8 to 3-9 over Newport Gaels in Newport last Wednesday. This Thursday evening, 25th June, they have a friendly with Templederry in Ballinderry at 7pm. Next Wednesday, 1st July, they are away to Portroe in another friendly.

Under 12: The Under 12’s suffered two defeats to Newport Gaels, 7-5 to 2-3 and Borrisokane, 3-5 to 3-2 over the past week. This Friday, 26th June, Lorrha host Portroe in Moatfield at 7.00pm.

Tipperary: Well done to Patrick Maher and the Tipperary senior hurlers on their victory over Limerick on Sunday. Best of luck to the minor hurlers against Clare this evening (Wednesday)

Cul Camp: This years Lorrha Kelloggs Cul Camp takes place in Moatfield from 13th to 17th July from 10am to 2.30pm inclusive. All registration must be done online at www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie


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Crinkill  (Birr) man Michael Geraghty is ordained to the priesthood on Sunday last June 14th by Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly in St. Brendan’s Church, Birr. Fr. Geraghty will serve in the Killaloe Diocese.  We congratulate Michael and wish him well in the years ahead.

Active Retirement.

The local active retirement group will hold their last meeting for the summer on Wednesday 24th June in Lorrha Hall. We are having a barbecue with music afterwards starting at 1pm. We have several outings arranged during the summer months, details from Nancy at (090) 9747922. We would like to see all our members on the 24th so do try to attend. July 8th we have a boat trip on the Shannon, August 6th we visit the Rock of Cashel, and August 21st we go greyhound racing in Galway. All members welcome on all our outings.

Summer Camp.

“Little Feet” Bredagh, Lorrha will hold their summer camp from 20th to 24th July from 9.30am to 2pm for children aged 2 and a half up to 12 years. Activities will vary to suit age group and will include hockey, hurling football, tennis, art and craft, sand and water, y bikes and many, many more. For further information call Charlene on (087) 7783347. All welcome.

Church News.

Congratulations to Monsignor Harry Bugler, Lordspark (and New Orleans) who is celebrating forty years of Priesthood this June. We also congratulate Fr. Michael Geraghty, Crinkill, who was ordained to the Priesthood for the Killaloe Diocese, on Sunday last in St. Brendan’s Church, Birr.   Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament  continues  every Thursday from 10am to 10pm in Rathcabbin  Church.

Cemetery Mass.

Mass will be celebrated  in Lorrha Cemetery on Sunday 5th July at 10 am, (weather permitting).    All who have loved ones buried in the graveyard are invited to attend.

Please Note.

Open meeting in relation to the establishment of a Graveyard Committee will be held in Lorrha Hall on Tuesday 23rd June, at 9pm.  All interested parties are welcome.

National Charismatic Renewal Conference 2015:

“Wake up the World” 27th & 28th June 2015 – Sat. 10am– 8.30pm. Sun.10am – 4.30pm. in The Concert Hall, RDS, Dublin.  Further information & advance booking:  Sr. Bridget – 021 425 1100, The Haven, Batchelor’s Quay, Cork. Email: bridgetdunne@eircom.net.

Summer De-Clutter.

Thinking of clearing out the wardrobe to make room for the Summer collection? Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout the Summer months. De-clutter your wardrobe, attack your attic, recycle all unwanted/unused items of clothing to make room for your Summer collection. We will accept any kind of bag or in bags provided by the committee. We can collect your unwanted items. Just call or text  (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (086) 8355405 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, Pillows and cushions, Carpets, rugs and mats (including bath, shower and toilet mats), Soiled or wet clothing. We appreciate your support. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep two adults employed.

Can You Spare One Hour?

Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns are holding a work evening around the village on Wednesday evening 17th . Meet outside the hall at 7.30pm. If this time is not suitable, do come along when you are ready. Please try and be there as many hands make light work.

North Tipp Ploughing.

Any members wishing to travel to the Netherlands to support Ethan Harding in the European championships in September please contact Denis on (087)7793719. Ethan qualified for the European Vintage Ploughing Championships after winning out his category in the vintage two scrape hydraulic, at the National Ploughing championships in Ratheniska last September 2014. Driving a 1956 Ferguson 35 four cylinder diesel tractor and pulling a two scrape Ransom TS59 model vintage plough, Ethan creating history not just for himself, but also for the N.T.P.A. as no other person has qualified on their first attempt. This is a great achievement for the young Borrisokane plough man who will go on to represent Ireland in Veendam which is 215 km North East of Amsterdam, in the Netherlands on Sunday 20th September 2015. You can following the North Tipp Ploughing progress under lorrhadorrha.ie under clubs.

Science & Computing Activity Summer Camp

Redwood NS will be holding a Science & Computing Activity Summer Camp from Monday June 29th to Friday 3rd July and from Monday July 6th  to Friday July 10th in the school from 9.30am to 2.30 pm. Activities include hands on science experiments, design and make, photography, cookery, photostory, powerpoint, nature trails, aistear (learning through play) and lots and lots more!! The camp is €40 per child with discounts for families. The camps are open to children from 4 to 13 years old. Bookings are now being taken, please contact Michelle on 090 9747186 or 087 4478115 to reserve a place for your child.

Well Done.

Congratulations is extended to the Lorrha Junior “B” team who defeated Portroe in the final on Sunday evening in Puckane. This is Lorrha’s second consecutive year to claim the title. Well done lads.

Portumna & District Lions Club Annual Fun Cycle

Get on yer bike on Sunday, 21st June during Portumna’s Super Summer Fair  This year’s selected local charity is St. Dympna’s Centre and we need cyclists of all ages! There are prizes for funniest bike/cyclist, best individual/club fundraised etc. You can get a sponsor card from 087-7427950 – it’s only €2 a line. Or donations are accepted on the day. No entry fee. Come and join in the fun and do some good for your local community at the same time!

GAA News.

Lotto: Our jackpot is now €4,500. 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.

Senior: Lorrha suffered a disappointing 1-23 to 0-13 defeat to Nenagh Eire Og in the semi-final of the Dr Fogarty County Challenge Cup Final in Nenagh on Friday evening. Our next game will be in the quarter final of the North Tipp Senior Hurling Championship against Kildangan in Cloughjordan on Sunday, 28th June at 7pm.

Junior Hurling: Well done to the Junior hurlers who retained the North Tipp Junior ‘B’ League title following a 1-20 to 1-12 final victory over Portroe in Puckane on Sunday evening. Ronan O’Meara’s second half goal turned the game in Lorrha’s favour with Donal Kennedy accepting the trophy following the game. Well done to the players and mentors The North Championship is due to get underway on Saturday, 27th June against Toomevara.

Minor: Lorrha will play Ballina in the opening round of the North Minor ‘B’ Hurling Championship on Thursday, 25th June at 7.30pm; venue to be confirmed.

Under 14: Lorrha/Shannon Rovers continued their good start to the hurling championship with a 0-14 to 1-3 win over Moneygall/Clonakenny in Moatfield last week. This evening (Wednesday), they are away to Newport Gaels in Newport at 7pm. Next Wednesday, 24th June, they will have a friendly with Templederry.

Under 12: The U12’s suffered defeat to Borris-Ileigh last Friday night in their second championship game. On Monday evening, Lorrha hosted Newport but there was no result at the time of going to press. This Friday, 19th June, Lorrha host Borrisokane in Moatfield at 6.30pm.

Tipperary v Limerick: Best of luck to Patrick Maher and the Tipperary senior and junior hurlers against Limerick in the championship this Sunday. Hard luck to the Tipp senior and junior footballers following their defeats to Kerry last Sunday.

Cul Camp: This years Lorrha Kelloggs Cul Camp takes place in Moatfield from 13th to 17th July from 10am to 2.30pm inclusive. All registration must be done online at www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie


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104 year old Bridie Daly (nee Duggan) was over from Boston recently visiting her relatives in Tipperary, Galway and Cork. Originally from Moyglass, Loughrea, Bridie who is sister of the late Tom Duggan, Portland, Lorrha emigrated to the U.S. in 1929. She comes over every two years to visit all the families and on a recent visit to her nieces and nephews – the Duggan family Portland, she met up with local P.P. Fr. Pat Mulcahy. Bridie was accompanied on this trip by her 84 year old brother Kevin, her daughter Mary Anne and son in-law Bill.  

Late Tommy Mannion.

The sudden and unexpected death occurred on Thursday June 4th of Tommy Mannion, Sandyford, Dublin and formally Lorrha.

Born 70 years ago and raised in Curraghgloss, Lorrha, T.J. as he was affectionaly known, was a post man working out of Foxrock sorting station. He also spent a short number of years working from Birr Post Office in the early ‘80’s. He loved his work which he retired from four years ago. He always kept in touch with happenings in the parish and visited family regurarly. Sympathy is extended to his wife Mary, sons Derek (Lorrha), Thomas, Paul (Dublin), John (England), daughters Linda and Carmel (Dublin), daughters in-law, grandchildren, brothers Mike, Eamon, Liam & Sean, sister Kathleen, aunt Bridie, aunts in-law, sisters-in-law, brother in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends. After funeral Mass on Monday 8th in St. Mary’s Church, Sandyford, burial took place in Kilmashogue Cemetery, Dublin. May he rest in peace.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Tony Coen and family Lorrha on the death of his sister recently in the U.S. May she rest in peace.

Church News.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament  continues  every Thursday from 10am to 10pm in Rathcabbin  Church. Friday next 12th June is the Feast of the Sacred Heart. Saturday 13th June is the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Summer De-Clutter.

Thinking of clearing out the wardrobe to make room for the Summer collection? LorrhaDevelopment/ Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout the Summer months. De-clutter your wardrobe, attack your attic, recycle all unwanted/unused items of clothing to make room for your Summer collection. We will accept any kind of bag or in bags provided by the committee. We can collect your unwanted items. Just call or text  (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (086) 8355405 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, Pillows and cushions, Carpets, rugs and mats (including bath, shower and toilet mats), Soiled or wet clothing. We appreciate your support. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep two adults employed.

Redwood School.

Science & Computing Activity Summer Camp

Redwood NS will be holding a Science & Computing Activity Summer Camp from Monday June 29th to Friday 3rd July and from Monday July 6th  to Friday July 10th in the school from 9.30am to 2.30 pm. Activities include hands on science experiments, design and make, photography, cookery, photostory, powerpoint, nature trails, aistear (learning through play) and lots and lots more!! The camp is €40 per child with discounts for families. The camps are open to children from 4 to 13 years old. Bookings are now being taken, please contact Michelle on 090 9747186 or 087 4478115 to reserve a place for your child.

 

Active Week

Redwood NS took part in Active week last week. Active week is a schools initiative that involves taking part in some form of physical activity each day to promote a healthy lifestyle.

Tuesday – Everyone walked to Redwood Castle where we had a very interesting guided tour with Colessa Egan. Colessa told the story of the castle and pointed out interesting features and showed the children the Leabhar Breac. Later in the day the children enjoyed a Zumba dance lesson with Maggie Duff from The Engine Room in Portumna.

Wednesday – The children took part in hurling training, rounders and tennis coaching with GAA trainer Jimmy Dunne and Tennis Coach Miss. Darcy

Thursday – Parents Declan Houlihan and Iggy McDonagh gave a badminton lesson in the GAA sports complex and the children also took part in Athletics training

Friday – The children took part in Golf coaching provided by Justin O’Byrne from Junior Golf ireland in the GAA complex. The children had Gymnastics with their teacher also

Redwood NS would like to thank all who helped out during Active Week and to the GAA for the use of their facilities.

Course.Portumna College of Further Education (Old VEC) and Men’s Shed Portumna St. Brigid’s Rd are offering a free 4 week  course with a qualified tutor on Make your own Stained Glass starting on Thursday 11th June from 6pm to 8pm For all enquiries contact  michael.cunniffe@gretb.ie or call   087 6258696 /  086 3954259 / 090-9741946.

Summer Camp.

Acorn to Oak Childcare Portumna are running a ‘Something for Everyone’ summer camp for July and August. Included will be Arts, Crafts, fashion, Adventure, science, cooking, sports, fun and much more. For further information contact Yvonne on (090) 9759595 or text or call (086) 2051348 to request a call back.

Lorrha GAA News.

Lotto: Our jackpot is now €4,200. 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.

Senior: Lorrha will play Nenagh Eire Og in the semi-final of the County Challenge Cup in Nenagh this Friday, 12th June at 7.45pm.

The North Senior Hurling Championship quarter final draw was due to take place on Monday night but it was not known at the time of going to press. This game is expected to be played on weekend 27-28 June.

Junior Hurling: The Junior ‘B’ Hurlers progressed to the North League Final following a 4-15 to 0-10 win over Moneygall in the semi-final in Cloughjordan on Sunday evening. Goals from Noel Hogan, David Fogarty and two from Trevor Hogan.

Lorrha will play Portroe in the final this Sunday evening, 14th June in Puckane at 7.30pm. Best of luck to the players and mentors.   The North Championship is due to get underway in the coming weeks with Lorrha to play Toomevara in the opening round.

Under 14: Lorrha/Shannon Rovers got their North ‘B’ Hurling Championship underway last Wednesday with an impressive 4-18 to 1-4 win over Burgess in Kilcoleman. This Wednesday (this evening), they play Moneygall/Clonakenny in Moatfield at 7.00pm. Next Wednesday, 17th June they are away to Newport Gaels in Newport at 7pm

Under 12: The U12’s began their ‘B’ hurling championship campaign last Friday against Kilruane MacDonaghs but lost 3-3 to 1-1. This Friday evening, Lorrha face Borris-Ileigh in Borrisoleigh at 6.30pm and on Monday evening, 15th June, Lorrha host Newport in Moatfield at 6.30pm.

Nicky Rackard Cup Final: Well done to Ronan O’Meara who was on the Roscommon senior hurling team that won the Nicky Rackard Cup final at Croke Park last Saturday, defeating Armagh in the final.

Tipperary v Limerick Tickets: Orders for Tipperary v Limerick tickets must be with Shane Brophy (0876989612) by no later than next Sunday night, 14th June. Only orders from paid up members will be accepted. Family tickets available.

Tipperary Clubs Draw: Thank you to all those who registered with the club to take part in the 2015-2016 Tipperary Draw which began last Friday. Unfortunately we had no winner this month.

Best of luck: to the Tipperary senior and junior footballers against Kerry this Sunday 14th

Cul Camp: This years Lorrha Kelloggs Cul Camp takes place in Moatfield from 13th to 17th July from 10am to 2.30pm inclusive. All registration must be done online at www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie


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This is the save that kept Lorrha in the game.  Well done to Lorrha Senior Hurlers who are through to the North SHC quarter finals after a tight win over Borris – Ileigh. Lorrha 1.15 Borrisoleigh 0.16

Lorrha: Brian Hogan, Graham Houlihan, Willie Maher (Captain), Ciaran Duggan, Michael Dolan, Ciaran Haugh, Jamie Lewis, Eoin McIntyre, Noel Hogan, Michael Cleary, Cian Hogan, Tadhg Nevin, Christopher Fogart, Patrick Maher, Colm Duggan. Subs: Jimmy Dunne for T. Nevin, Tadhg Nevin for J.Lewis (blood), Niall McIntyre for Colm Duggan, Colm Duggan for E. McIntyre (inj).

Lorrha Scorers: Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher 1-5 (0-3f, 0-1 65), Eoin McIntyre, Colm Duggan, Jimmy Dunne, Noel Hogan 0-2 each, Michael Dolan, Michael Cleary 0.1 each.

18 year old Michael Dolan gave a Man of the Match performance.

Church News.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament  continues  every Thursday from 10am to 10pm in Rathcabbin  Church. Friday (5th June) is the First Friday of the month. Mass in Lorrha at 9.30a.m.  Confessions beforehand. Rathcabbin  Liturgy of the Word and distribution of Holy Communion  at 8.00p.m. Sunday 7th June, is  Corpus Christi.

Sympathy

Sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Teresa (Tessie) McAuliffe, Clyduff, Roscrea, née Guinan, Culleen, Rathcabbin, who died on May 26th. After Concelebrated funeral Mass in St.Mary’s Church, Dunkerrin on Thursday 28th  burial took place in the new Cemetery Dunkerrin. May she rest in peace.

Councillor Sanford Presentation.

Cllr. Wayne Sanford made a presentation of a Collie (Perth) native timber plaque to Lorrha Development Association when he visited Lorrha recently. This plaque can be viewed in Pat Hough’s window. Our thanks to Pat who as always, is so accommodating to Lorrha Development.

Development Meeting.

Lorrha Development Association / Tidy Towns will hold a meeting on Tuesday night June 9th in the Community Hall at 8pm. We are always looking for new members and for volunteers. All welcome to attend.

Rathcabbin School.

W.B. Yeates Competition. Well done to Donnacha O’Meara and Jack Williams on winning regional prizes in the W.B Yates Competition’ for poetry and artwork run by Laois Education Centre.’

Write A Book Project. Comhgairdeas to our prize winners in the ‘Write A Book Project’ recently. We were very proud to here the following children earned prizes for the original books and stories that they composed. The winners were Merit : Liam Donoghue, Highly Commended : Nicola Kelly, Rachel Cleary, Lee Hogan, Nadine Clancy.

Confirmation. Congratulations to our 11 children who received their Confirmation on Sunday the 24th in Rathcabbin. The children participated with distinction in the ceremony. Thank you to Fr. Pat, Richie Bourke and the choir and all who helped to make it a special day.

Athletics: Well done to our medal winners and all the children that took part in the athletics day recently.

Activities. The children are enjoying weekly tennis lessons and continue their hurling and Irish Dancing each week also.

Reading. Thank you to Birr Library for presenting the school with a framed certificate marking the achievement of the school reading for a combined total of 120,400 minutes during the reading challenge.

Open Day. The school will be having an open day for new students in mid June. This especially for our newly enrolled children starting with us in September. If there are families with inquiries please contact the school.

Summer De-Clutter.

Thinking of clearing out the wardrobe to make room for the Summer collection? Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout the Summer months. De-clutter your wardrobe, attack your attic, recycle all unwanted/unused items of clothing to make room for your Summer collection. We will accept any kind of bag or in bags provided by the committee. We can collect your unwanted items. Just call or text  (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (086) 8355405 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, Pillows and cushions, Carpets, rugs and mats (including bath, shower and toilet mats), Soiled or wet clothing. We appreciate your support. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep two adults employed.

News From Lorrha School.

Congratulations to Hannah, Ronan, Ryan, Keeva, Ronan, Caoimhe, Luke, Cian. Tom and Colm who received Confirmation on Sunday may 24th in Rathcabbin Church. Well done to all the pupils and their parents and to all helped make the day so wonderful.

Portumna & District Lions Club Annual Fun Cycle — Sunday, 21st June at 1pm in Portumna Square

Get on yer bike on Sunday, 21st June in support of this year’s selected local charity, St. Dympna’s Centre . We need cyclists – prizes for funniest bike/cyclist, best individual/club fundraised etc. You can get a sponsor card from 087-7427950 only €2 a line. Or donations accepted on the day. No entry fee. Come and join in the fun & do some good for your local community at the same time!

Redwood School.

Redwood NS are celebrating Active week 2015 from 2nd -5th June where they will take part in a range of different activities including golf, badminton, zumba, athletics, yoga and tennis to name but a few. Redwood NS were delighted to be successful earlier this year on achieving the Active Flag.


Lorrha Notes

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Lorrha supporters attending the recent party for Michael Fitzmaurice T.D. and MEP Luke Ming Flanagan were Mick Reddan, Martina O’Meara, Liam Mannion, Mark Kennedy, John O’Meara pictured with Michael and Ming, Cllr. Joe Hannigan and Joe Bourke.

Church News.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament  continues  every Thursday from 10am to 10pm in Rathcabbin  Church. The Earthquake in Nepal has killed thousands of people and left eight million affected. Concern are working there. Would you like to help? If so, give a donation to Father Pat. A Pilgrimage to Clonard will take place on Sunday 7th June celebrating St. Finnian in the “Year of Consecrated Life”. He was a link to the twelve apostles of Ireland – St. Ruadhan being one of the twelve. He taught in his monastery in Clonard. Walking Pilgrimage (7.5 KM) from Kinnegad to Clonard @ 12.45pm (bring a picnic). Mass at 3pm. Celebrant Most Rev. Dr. Michael Smith, Bishop of Meath. Would you be interested if a bus were organised? Contact Fr. Pat.

Confirmation.

Congratulations and well done to the pupils from the three schools in the parish who celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation on Sunday last in Rathcabbin Church.

May Devotions.

The popular May Masses and Devotions to Our Lady of Clonfert continue till the end of the month. Mass each evening at 8pm except Sundays. will feature a different celebrant each evening. On Sunday evenings there is Rosary and Benediction at 7pm.

Summer De-Clutter.

Thinking of clearing out the wardrobe to make room for the Summer collection? Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout the Summer months. De-clutter your wardrobe, attack your attic, recycle all unwanted/unused items of clothing to make room for your Summer collection. We will accept any kind of bag or in bags provided by the committee. We can collect your unwanted items. Just call or text  (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (086) 8355405 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, Pillows and cushions, Carpets, rugs and mats (including bath, shower and toilet mats), Soiled or wet clothing. We appreciate your support. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep two adults employed.

News From Lorrha School

Enrolment

Enrolment forms for September 2015  available from the school or contact (090) 9747295. They can also be downloaded from the school web site www.lorrhans.ie.

Fire Safety.

Two fire safety officers from Borrisokane fire station  Darren Moore and Gary Donnell visited the school recently  and spoke to the pupils about the importance of fire protection in the home.  The children had plenty of questions and were very interested in this.  Many thanks to Darren and Gary.

Tennis.

Kieran Galvin  is back with us again for the popular tennis lessons. All our pupils are enjoying the lessons and we extend thanks to Kieran for his patience and encouragement while working with the pupils.

Exams.

Speech and Drama exams took place on Tuesday 5th May. Examiner was Geraldine McNulty. Well done to all who participated.

Europe Day – Blue Star Programme.

This year we have entered the Blue Star Programme. This is a venture of the “Communicating Europe Initiative”  which is aimed to foster better understanding and knowledge of the European Union and how it affects our lives amongst Irish primary pupils through classroom projects and activities. It will also involve school staff, parents and the wider community. The idea is to foster a strong sense of awareness of the EU among participants that goes far beyond the school walls and into the wider community.

Green School Flag – Travel  

Mieke Scholte from An Taisce visited the school on Monday May 18th and spoke to the pupils about different ways of travelling to school. She then took the green school committee down through the village to investigate a safe way for children to walk to school.

Food Dudes.

All pupils are participating in this programme which began on April 20th. It is designed to encourage children to eat more fruit and vegetables both in school and at home.

Athletics 

3rd – 6th class pupils  participated  in track and field day recently in Borrisokane Community Sports Grounds organised by Borrisokane Athletic Club.  Our 4th class girls won the relay, 6th class boys came second in the relay while  6th class girls came fourth in their relay. Well done to all our pupils who participated and thanks to the organisers of the events.

Primary Games  

Congratulations to Hannah O’ Meara – camógie , Colm Fogarty –hurling  and Tom Duggan-football who are representing our school in the Primary Games skills competitions and we wish them the  best of  luck.

Art Competition

Congratulations to Kayla Boons who was awarded a prize in a recent Art Competition organised by the Laois Education Centre.. The purpose of the competition was to raise awareness and encourage school children to use visual arts and literacy to express their reaction to and understanding of the poetry of WB Yeats. Well done to all who participated.

Fundraiser.

St Cillians Camogie Club and Carrig/Riverstown GAA  bringing the Kube to the County Arms Birr on Sunday May 31st at 8.15pm This professionally run event promises a great nights entertainment with many players, politicians and local people all representing various charities and local clubs hoping  to claim the prize of €2500 . Tickets are available from any committe member or book your ticket on 086 8094642 or kubecrcillians@gmail.com

Redwood N.S.

Redwood NS takes a day trip to Portumna!

The children from Redwood NS enjoyed a lovely day out in Portumna last week on a busy tour of the beautiful town.

Portumna Castle

The children were given a very interesting tour of Portumna Castle by Heilha, who gave an excellent insight into life in a big house and the luxury and wealth enjoyed by Clan Ricard.

Irish Workhouse

The children from 3rd to 6th class went on a guided tour of the workhouse. The children had studied the famine in history and read the trilogy of novels ‘Under the Hawthorn Tree’ ‘Wildflower Girl’ and ‘Fields of Home’ but the tour really brought home the suffering the people of the famine endured.

Portumna Forest Park

After a relaxing break in the playground, the children and teachers carried on to the Forest Park for a nature walk. We are currently working towards our fifth Green flag on ‘biodiversity’ and we had plenty to see and study and even managed to record a sighting of some deer on the school i-pads.

Portumna Tennis Club

A huge thank you to Portumna Tennis Club for allowing us to use their facilities, where Miss. Darcy capped off a great day with a tennis lesson for the children and the lovely courts in Portumna.

Confirmation

Congratulations to Daniel Bugler and all the children in Rathcabbin and Lorrha who received the sacrament of Confirmation in Rathcabbin last Sunday.

FAI Soccer

Thank you to James Scott from FAI Soccer Ireland who came out to the school recently forsoccer coaching with the children

Portumna & District Lions Club Annual Fun Cycle — Sunday, 21st June at 1pm in Portumna Square

Get on yer bike on Sunday, 21st June in support of this year’s selected local charity, St. Dympna’s Centre . We need cyclists – prizes for funniest bike/cyclist, best individual/club fundraised etc. You can get a sponsor card from 087-7427950 only €2 a line. Or donations accepted on the day. No entry fee. Come and join in the fun & do some good for your local community at the same time!

Computer Course.

Do you want to learn computer skills/ improve your employment prospects? Training is suitable for beginners and advanced users and is open to everybody – QQI (FETAC) certified. Eligible participants may be entitled to receive a training allowance from GRETB, childcare & travel allowance is also available. Contact: Patricia or Lynn at South Eastern Galway IRD Ltd, LTI, College of further Education & Training, Portumna, on 090 9759092.