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

Lorrha Notes

They didn’t let the rain deter them as they had fun while also raising funds for Rathcabbin NS on Sunday last. School principal Conor Darcy along with special guest Patrick “Bonner” Maher surrounded by members of the Parents Association who organised the event, declaring the 5km tractor/vintage car run open

Killaloe Diocesan Changes:

As all are aware by now on July 20th the parish will lose Fr. Pat Mulcahy P.P. who has served us well for the last number of years. From July 20th  the Diocese will be divided into 15 Pastoral Areas. We are part of Area 13 along with Borrisokane & Terryglass which will be administered by two priests – Vicar Forane Fr. Tom O’Halloran and Fr. Michael Cooney. Obviously this will mean adjustments will have to be made to current Mass schedules etc.  Fr. Pat  transfers to Pastoral Area 10 – Killaloe, Clonlara and Castleconnell and he will reside in Clonlara. We extend many good wishes to him in his new appointment and thank him for his work here in our parish and hope he enjoyed his time with us. We will certainly miss him.

Well Done.

Congrulations is extended to Fr. John Donnelly, A.P. who will be a priest for seventy years (i.e. Platinum) on  June 20th. Also, Sr. Marie Therese Guinan, Carmelite Monastery, Kilmacud, Dublin, formerly of Culleen, Rathcabbin, who celebrates seventy years as a nun on July 7th. We pray God’s blessing of health and peace on our beloved Pastor and Sister.

Lorrha Cemetery Mass.

The Lorrha Cemetery Mass will be on July 1st at 10 am, there will be vehicle access for any parishioners wishing to drive into the graveyard grounds, who would like to stay in their vehicles during mass. There also will be a maintenance graveyard collection on the day.

St. Pio Mass.

St. Pio Mass will be celebrated in St. Brendan’s Church Birr on Thursday evening 21st at 7.30pm. This is a very special year as it is the 50th anniversary of the death of Padre Pio and the 100th anniversary of the appearance of the stigmata, the wounds of Christ, on his body. All are welcome.

Singers Wanted.

Lorrha man Pascal Kennedy is wished every success as he steps into the role of director of Oxmantown Singers group for the 2018/2019 season. The group under the direction of Pascal are now accepting applications for 2018/19. Please contact Pascal at  pascalkennedymusic@gmail.com or call (087) 6337627 for further information.  

Well Done.

Congratulations is extended to Celine Guinan from Rathcabbin NS who lined out in the Tipperary camogie team in the Primary Game at half time of the Munster Championship game between Tipperary and Clare on Sunday 10th.  Celine was also in action the previous day along with two more fellow parishioners Lisa Duggan and Frances Bugler, when they helped Shannon Rovers under 14's win the Division 1 Regional Feile competition which was held in Kilkenny. Well done Celine, Lisa and Frances.

Church News.

A Family Activity for the World Meeting of Families (WMOF): In conjunction with the WMOF, which will be held in Ireland in August of this year, families from all over the  country are invited to make a contribution to an art extibition on family life in Ireland. Families - both adults and children - are invited to create their own artwork, which will  first of all be gathered for a parish exhibition and then digitally photographed and submitted for display at the WMOF in Dublin in August. Pope Francis, who will attend the WMOF, says that through beauty, artists make the world better. He also says that living together is an art; a patient, beautiful, fascinating journey. All artwork to be with Mary Coen (087 2601413) by Monday, 16th July. For further information (regulations re size of artwork etc) see noticeboards in all 3 churches, Sceal shop, Lorrha or Kelly's, Rathcabbin.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement.

St. Ruadhan’s have closed for the summer since Wednesday last. Everyone enjoyed a wonderful meal at Joe and Avril O’Keefe’s home in Carrigahorig. A feast in beautiful surroundings. Sincere thanks to Avril, Joe and staff for their hospitality and excellent menu. A special thank you to Ken Daly and staff for transporting people weekly. We wish all our members who are ill, a speedy recovery from their ailments and illness. Wishing everyone a safe and peaceful summer until we return in September DV.

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

  

Commiserations to Brian Hogan, Patrick “Bonner” Maher, Eoin McIntyre and John Madden and the Tipp senior hurlers who are now out of the Championship after losing to Clare on Sunday last.

                                                  

Urgent Appeal Continues.

Lorrha Tidy Towns are appealing for help with clean up around the village, approach roads and areas. Some painting, weeding, planting flowers, and watering what is already there, needs to be done urgently. Adjudication took place on June 12th last year so can happen any day and an appeal for anyone who can spare some time, to please let us know on  (086) 8493595 / (087) 2601413 or (086) 8647166. People are giving time already when it suits them to do so, and many thanks to those people, but lots more help is badly needed urgently.

Oxmantown Singers Birr

A past student of Deirdre Hanniffy of the Oxmantown singers and Lorrha man Pascal Kennedy is wished every success as he steps into the role of director of the group for the 2018/2019 season. Many good wishes is extended to Deirdre  on her retirement from the Oxmantown Singers after 27 years. She is thanked for her dedication and contribution to the lives of young people and music all around the Midlands. Oxmantown singers under the direction of Pascal are now accepting applications for 2018/19. Please contact Pascal at  pascalkennedymusic@gmail.com or call (087) 6337627 for further information. Good  Pascal.

Church News.

Killaloe Diocese pilgrimage to Lourdes: Bishop Fintan Monahan will lead the 62nd Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes from Shannon Airport on Tuesday 26th June, returning on Sunday 1st July. €695 full board for online booking at www.joewalshtours.ie   or €705 for paper booking.  Special section for sick or assisted pilgrims at a reduced price. Full details from Fr.Tom Ryan, Pilgrimage Director on 061 364133.

Pope Francis coming to World Meeting of Families – be part of this great and exciting event by registering  or volunteering at www.worldmeeting2018.ie  All family members under 18 are free.  Access to all events is by registration and ticket.

Rathcabbin Parent's Association

The Parents Association of Rathcabbin school are holding a 5km walk/cycle and a tractor / vintage car run on Sunday 17th June 2018 in order to raise funds for the National School. There is also a bake sale in the school on the day which showcases all the parents baking talents!!! The walk/cycle / tractor/vintage car run will commence after mass at approximately 12.30pm. Registration for the tractors/cars will take place at 11am before Mass from the  school and they  would love to have the support of as many of the tractor/car enthusiasts and farming families/friends on the day from the parish and beyond, on the day. The cost per tractor/car is €20 and all proceeds go towards the National School. All are very welcome to attend and take part on the day and there will be refreshments, entertainment and a bake sale afterwards in the National School.   Many thanks for all your support.  Please contact Clare on 087 1364936 if you have any queries.

Birthday Greetings.

The management, staff and fellow patients of St. Kieran’s Care Home, Rathcabbin extend birthday greetings to Margaret, Cora and Billy who celebrated their birthday’s with family members and staff of St.Kieran’s recently. Proprietor of St. Kieran’s William O’Sullivan wishes to extend thanks to the staff for the recent ‘glowing’ H.I.Q.A. (Health Information & Quality Authority) report which St. Kieran’s Care Home received last week. Well done to all.

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: Lorrha's next game in the County League is away to Kilruane MacDonaghs this evening, Wednesday 13th June in Cloughjordan at 8.00pm where they need a win to stay in the hunt for the semi-finals and promotion.

Junior: Lorrha were back in action again last evening (Tuesday) when they took on Silvermines in round 2 of the championship and suffered a disappointing 2-19 to 0-10 defeat. In round 3, Lorrha host Nenagh Eire Og on weekend of 23 June, needing a win to stay in the hunt.

Minor: Lorrha Rovers Gaels return to championship action on either 21st or 28th June against Toomevara.

Under 14: The North Under 14 'B' Hurling Championship gets underway against Newport in Moatfield on Thursday 14th June at 7.00pm. On Tuesday 19th June, they play Kiladangan in Puckane at 6.30pm

Under 12: The 'A' hurlers took on Borris-Ileigh on Bank Holiday Monday last and were defeated 3-10 to 0-6. The 'A' teams game against Toomevara last Monday didn't take place and has been rescheduled for Monday 25th June. Next Friday, 15th June, the 'A' team are away to Ballina at 7.30pm.

Tipperary: Hard luck to Patrick Maher, Brian Hogan, Eoin McIntyre, John Madden and the Tipperary senior hurling team whose championship campaign has come to an end following the loss to Clare last Sunday.

Primary Game: Well done to Celine Guinan from Rathcabbin NS who lined out in the Tipperary camogie team in the Primary Game at half time of the Munster Championship game between Tipperary and Clare last Sunday. The previous day she helped Shannon Rovers under 14's win the Regional Feile tournament held in Kilkenny.

Cul Camp: This years Kellogg's Cul Camp in Lorrha takes place from Monday 23rd to Friday 27th July. Registration only online at www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie. Cost is €60 for 1st child; €50 for 2nd child; €40 for 3rd and subsequent children.

Lotto: The jackpot is €4,500 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie. The Club wishes to advise that the numbers chosen from in the draw have risen from 30 to 32. Newly designed tickets are now in circulation with all our promoters; all old tickets are now invalid and can be disposed of. Nothing else in the draw changes with same Match 3 (or lucky dips) and promoters prizes. Thank you for your continued support.

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday night to the music of Adrian Ryan. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.


Lorrha Notes

Best of luck.

The best of luck is extended to all the young people in the parish who are doing exams at this time and in particular during this lovely summer weather. Good luck to all.

Urgent Appeal.

Lorrha Tidy Towns are appealing for help with clean up around the village, approach roads and areas. Some painting, weeding, planting flowers, and watering what is already there, needs to be done urgently. Adjudication will be taking place in the coming weeks and If you can spare some time, let it be whatever time of the day that suits you, please contact (086) 8493595 / (087) 2601413 or (086) 8647166 to discuss. People are giving time already when it suits them to do so, and many thanks to those people but lots more help is needed urgently.

Recent Retirement.

Many congratulations are extended to Oliver Duggan, Portland on his recent retirement from An Garda Siochána. Oliver, who spent the last number of years stationed in Banagher, is wished many long, healthy, happy and ‘busy’ years ahead and an enjoyable retirement.

News from Lorrha School.

We are delighted to announce the collection of our fifth Green Flag which is for Biodiversity. Congratulations and well done to all who worked so hard over the last two years on securing the flag and learning so much along the way in doing so. Three pupils. Cian Claffey, Liam Kennedy and Ceri McGrath represented the school at the awards ceremony which took place in Athlone. Well done all.
All at Scoil Lua Naofa wish to extend the very best of luck to all our past students who will be sitting their Leaving and Junior exams commencing this Wednesday. We wish you well for the future.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Tommy Cahalan, Lorrha and Denis Cahalan Nenagh and Rathcabbin on the death of their aunt Helena Cavanagh, Birr. Lena, who was 92 years old was wife of the late Joe of Cavanagh Foundry, Birr. After funeral Mass in St. Brendan’s Church, Birr on Monday last June 4th. burial took place in COI graveyard, Ballingarry. May she rest in peace.

Church News.

Killaloe Diocese pilgrimage to Lourdes: Bishop Fintan Monahan will lead the 62nd Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes from Shannon Airport on Tuesday 26th June, returning on Sunday 1st July. €695 full board for online booking at www.joewalshtours.ie   or €705 for paper booking.  Special section for sick or assisted pilgrims at a reduced price. Full details from Fr.Tom Ryan, Pilgrimage Director on 061 364133.

Pope Francis coming to World Meeting of Families – be part of this great and exciting event by registering  or volunteering at www.worldmeeting2018.ie  All family members under 18 are free.  Access to all events is by registration and ticket.

Cheque Presentation.

Well done to the North Tipperary Ploughing organisers who helped and to all who were involved in whatever way, during the fundraising tractor run and to all who sold and bought tickets for Billy’s Recovery Story. A cheque for €2,620 was presented to Billy’s dad Victor on Sunday night last by chairman Ray Clancy and secretary Laura McKenna. The prize winners in the draw were 1st. €100 – S. Davis, 2nd. €70 – Liam Murphy, 3rd. €50 – Pauric Brennan, 4th.  Two tickets to Celtic match – Ronan Moran. Well done all.

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.

Tennis Coaching:

Coaching for Adults will commence Friday evenings from 7pm on June 15th, 22nd, 29th and July 5th. (4 weeks, 1 hour sessions, approx €55). Prices may vary based on group size. All levels catered for including beginners. Please text 087 3906067 with your name asap as places will be limited. Non members also welcome to sign up for coaching.

Holding On.

Congratulations to Brian Hogan, Patrick “Bonner” Maher, Eoin McIntyre and John Madden and the Tipp senior hurlers on their very fortunate draw game with Waterford last Sunday. It was Bonners goal that ignited the fire, so well done especially to him and the best of luck next Sunday in a must win game against Clare.

GAA News.

Senior: Lorrha's next game in the County League is away to Kilruane MacDonaghs on Wednesday 13th June in Cloughjordan at 8.00pm.

Junior: The Juniors fell to a 2-16 to 0-12 defeat away to Newport in the opening round of the North 'B' Championship last Friday. Lorrha are back in action again next Tuesday 122th June when they take on Silvermines in Dolla at 7.30pm.

Under 14: The North Under 14 'B' Hurling Championship gets underway this evening (Wednesday 6th June) but Lorrha have a bye in the opening round. Theire first game is away to Kiladangan on Wednesday 20th June.

Under 12: Both our under 12 teams went down in their opening hurling championship games last Friday against Silvermines. The 'A' team lost by two points, 6-8 to 7-3 in a hugely exciting game while the 'D' team fell to a defeat. The 'A' team took on Borris-Ileigh on Bank Holiday Monday and were defeated 3-10 to 0-6. Both teams are at home to Toomevara next Monday, 11th June, with the 'D's out at 6.45pm and the 'A's at 7.30pm

Under 6, 8 & 10: The under 6's & 8's played blitz games against Borrisokane recently and we thank Borrisokane for the invitation. The under 10's commenced their development league against Borrisokane last week and were very competitive before losing out in the end.

Tipperary: Best of luck to Patrick Maher, Brian Hogan, Eoin McIntyre, John Madden and the Tipperary senior hurling and minor hurling teams who continue their Munster championship campaigns against Clare next Sunday where they need wins to stay in the hunt and we urge all Tipp supporters from the parish to make a special effort to attend and cheer both teams on.

Cul Camp: This years Kellogg's Cul Camp in Lorrha takes place from Monday 23rd to Friday 27th July. Registration only online at www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie. Cost is €60 for 1st child; €50 for 2nd child; €40 for 3rd and subsequent children.

Lotto: The jackpot is €4,350 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.  The Club wishes to advise that as and from Monday, 4th June, the numbers chosen from in the draw have risen from 30 to 32. Newly designed tickets are now in circulation with all our promoters; all old tickets are now invalid and can be disposed of. Nothing else in the draw changes with same Match 3 (or lucky dips) and promoters prizes. Thank you for your continued support.

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday night to the music of Michael Collins. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Exams: Best of luck to all our members in the Junior & Leaving Cert exams.


Lorrha Notes

Long may the lovely weather continue !

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement.

We had a most enjoyable Bealtaine Day recently as we were entertained by the story of the “Six Mary’s” a one act play performed by Jean Farrell. The narration and singing throughout was excellent.
Members from Carrig and Portumna attended as well as people from the locality. We extend our sincere sympathy to Mary Darcy and family on the death of her beloved husband Jimmy and also sympathy to the family of Dorothy Stanley who dies recently. May they rest in peace.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to the Mahon families Lorrha and O’Meara families Rathcabbin and extended family members on the death of Sean Mahon’s daughter  Shirley, which occurred on Sunday May 20th in England just five months after the death of her mother Susan. Burial will take place in London on Saturday next June 2nd. May she rest in peace. Sympathy is also extended to Sandra O’Meara, formerly Ross, Rathcabbin and her daughters and extended family on the death of her husband Laurence Connolly which occurred in England. Burial took place in England on Friday last. May he rest in peace.

Late Mat Reddan.

The peaceful death occurred on Thursday May 17th at The Regional Hospital Tullamore of Mat Reddan, Lorrha.
Mat who was 80 years old was in failing health for some years and had spent a number of weeks in hospital. A well know figure in the locality, he worked with North Tipperary Co. Council for a number of years. He is survived by his brothers and sisters, Mick, Tom, Timmy (Lorrha), Tony (Leitrim), Dan (Aughrim), Mary (Powers Cross, Portumna), Ann (Kiltormer), Alice (Australia), Paddy (England), Joe (Bermingham), Jean (Oxford), Jack (Surray), Liz, Chris, Bill (Luton),sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, neighbours, relatives and friends to whom sympathy is extended.
After funeral Mass in St. Ruadhan's Church, Lorrha on Sunday 20th  burial took place afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Late Nancy Carroll.

The peaceful death occurred on Thursday morning May 24th at the Dean Maxwell Home, Roscrea of Nancy Carroll, Derry, Rathcabbin. Nancy who was 91 years of age, was postmistress in Rathcabbin for over 50 years, taking over the business from her late mother. She retired on July 11th 2003 and the post office in the village also closed at that time bringing with it the end of an era. Many neighbours visited her and her brother Mick down through the years. Mick passed away just five weeks ago on April 15th at the age of 89. Sympathy is extended to her cousins, relatives and friends. After funeral Mass in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin on Saturday last the 26th. Nancy was laid to rest beside her brother Mick in Pallas Cemetery, Rathcabbin. May they both rest in peace.

Church News.

The First Friday Mass will be in Rathcabbin Church on Friday, 8th June at 8.00p.m. It will also be the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Redwood Castle Open to the Public

Redwood Castle, Lorrha will open to the public from 2 to 6 pm between July 16th and September 5th for summer 2018  This beautifully restored 13th century Norman tower house is owned and run by a lady named Coleesa Egan.
Upon arrival visitors will be warmly welcomed by a local guide and receive a talk on the history of the castle from when it was built right up to the present era. Tours also include climbing the spiral stairs to the banquet rooms and bedchambers, reflecting in our oratory, viewing old photos of the castle and enjoying views of the surrounding country side from the roof top terrace. Tours last approximately one hour and visitors must be well mobile to climb the steps of the spiral stairs.
If one wishes to arrange a private tour outside of these dates and times it can be done by contacting us directly by phone: 0877479566, email: redwoodcastleireland@gmail.com or through our facebook page, www.facebook.com/redwoodcastleireland
We would greatly appreciate if you could recommend our guided tours to tourists looking for something interesting and entertaining to do in North Tipperary/Midlands area.

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.

Are You Ready for a Challenge?

Ireland's Fittest Family is back and they are looking for families from Tipperary to take part. Have you and your family got what it takes to win? Now in it’s sixth series, this year we’ll see the competition more competitive than ever before. So expect more heartbreak, joy, grunting, shouting, panting and general breathlessness. They are searching the country to find the fittest, fastest, strongest families to enter Ireland's most extreme fitness competition. The winning family will get a €15,000 cash prize and be crowned Ireland's Fittest Family 2018.  The minimum age is 14 years old on July 2018. Each family must be comprised of four immediate members, such as grandparents, parents, children or step-children. The series will be shot from July to September 2018. If you have any questions you can email fittestfamily@animotv.ie or call (01) 531 3865.

GAA News

Senior: Lorrha's next game in the County League is away to Kilruane MacDonaghs on the weekend of 10th June.

Junior: The juniors opening championship game against Newport did not take place last Friday and has been rescheduled for this Friday, 1st June in Newport at 7.30pm

Under 12: The Under 12's begin their hurling championship this Friday against Silvermines with the first team playing in the 'A' championship at 6.45pm with the second team playing in the 'D' competition at 7.30pm.

Under 6 & 8: The 6 week Under 6/8 Movement and Coordination Course finished recently.

Thanks to Padraig Shrahan for conducting the course.

Lotto & Tipperary Draw Package: Well done to John Maher who won €200 in the first Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw held last Friday. A good start to the year. Thank you to all those who subscribed to the draw with the club as we increased our numbers by almost 25% to over 200. Thanks also for the promoters for going out and getting in new members. Best of luck to all in the draws over the next eleven months.

Tipperary: Best of luck to Patrick Maher, Brian Hogan, Eoin McIntyre, John Madden and the Tipperary senior hurling and minor hurling teams who continue their Munster championship campaigns against Waterford next weekend.

Cul Camp: This years Kellogg's Cul Camp in Lorrha takes place from Monday 23rd to Friday 27th July. Registration only online at www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie. Cost is €60 for 1st child; €50 for 2nd child; €40 for 3rd and subsequent children.

Lotto: The jackpot is €4,200 with a Match 3 pot of €140. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.  The Club wish to advise that as and from the lotto draw of next Monday, 4th June, the numbers chosen from in the draw will rise from 30 to 32. Newly designed tickets are now in circulation with all our promoters; all old tickets are now invalid and can be disposed of. Nothing else in the draw changes with same Match 3 (or lucky dips) and promoters prizes. Thank you for your continued support.

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday night to the music of Country Favourites. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Sympathy: Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the family and friends of Nancy Carroll, Derry, Rathcabbin, who passed away last week. May she rest in peace.

Exams: Best of luck to all our members preparing for the upcoming Junior & Leaving Cert exams.


Lorrha Notes

Communion for Life.

Well done to the fifteen children from the three schools in the parish who received Communion for Life with Celebrant Fr. Pat Mulcahy P.P. in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin on Sunday last. Well done also to their teachers and all who helped prepare the children for the occasion.

Redwood Castle Open to the Public

Redwood Castle, Lorrha will open to the public from 2 to 6 pm between July 16th and September 5th for summer 2018  This beautifully restored 13th century Norman tower house is owned and run by a lady named Coleesa Egan.
Upon arrival visitors will be warmly welcomed by a local guide and receive a talk on the history of the castle from when it was built right up to the present era. Tours also include climbing the spiral stairs to the banquet rooms and bedchambers, reflecting in our oratory, viewing old photos of the castle and enjoying views of the surrounding country side from the roof top terrace. Tours last approximately one hour and visitors must be well mobile to climb the steps of the spiral stairs.
If one wishes to arrange a private tour outside of these dates and times it can be done by contacting us directly by phone: 0877479566, email: redwoodcastleireland@gmail.com or through our facebook page, www.facebook.com/redwoodcastleireland
We would greatly appreciate if you could recommend our guided tours to tourists looking for something interesting and entertaining to do in North Tipperary/Midlands area.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to the daughters and son, relatives and friends of Dorothy Stanley, Grange, Lorrha who died on Friday May 11th. at the age of 82.  Dorothy and her late husband Terence, retired from Birmingham to Ireland, buying a house in Lorrha almost 30 years ago. For the last number of years, Dorothy has resided in St. Kieran’s care home in Rathcabbin. Funeral Service will take place in St. Ruadhan’s C.O.I. Lorrha on Friday May 18th at 3.00pm with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.
Sympathy is also extended to the family and relatives of May Kelly, Eyrecourt, nee O’Hara, late of Abbeyville, who died recently. May she rest in peace.

News from Lorrha School.

Congratulations to Katie Downes, Jamie Hogan and Matthew Hanlon who received Communion for Life on Sunday last in Rathcabbin. It was a wonderful occasion for the children and their families and indeed the wider community too. Well done to all.

Many thanks from the staff and pupils of our school to Borrisokane Fire Brigade  officers Darren Moore and Edwin Cahill who gave a very informative demonstration to our pupils recently on fire safety and the hazards of fire. Thanks to you both for your visit.

The Swallows have flown from South Africa at least six thousand miles to Lorrha. They are in the process of building their nest which was blown down during storm Ophelia. The students are fascinated by their return and antics and they are thrilled that this has contributed to the Bio Diversity of the green flag which they will receive on May 23rd.

The very popular annual tennis lessons with Kieran commenced on Tuesday last and will last for five weeks. Guitar lessons continue with Darren, Speech and drama with Patrice, German with Ute and Irish Dancing with Grainne.

Church News.

Mass in Lorrha Church on Friday coming, 18th May at 8.00p.m. Rosary will be recited before Mass during month of May.
Killaloe Diocese pilgrimage to Lourdes: Bishop Fibtan Monaghan will lead the 62nd Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes from Shannon Airport on Tuesday 26th June, returning on Sunday 1st July. €695 full board for online booking at www.joewalshtours.ie   or €705 for paper booking.  Special section for sick or assisted pilgrims at a reduced price. Full details from Fr.Tom Ryan, Pilgrimage Director. 061 364133.
Pope Francis is coming to World Meeting of Families: •Be part of this great and exciting event by registering or volunteering at  www.worldmeeting2018.   All family members under 18 are free.  Access to all events is by registration and ticket.

Local Act of Vandalism.

During the week some vandalism occurred at the Dominican Monastic site in Lorrha. I resulted in avenue lighting being damaged and stones being thrown on to the church entrance.  O.P.W. and An Garda Siochana have asked that children stay out of this historic site which is under scaffolding at present.

A Date For Your Diary:

“ Songs of Hope and Family” will take place to mark this Special Year of the family and the visit of Pope Francis to Ireland with singers, musicians and friends from the Parishes of Ballywilliam, Borrisokane,  Cloughjordan,   Lorrha,  Nenagh,  Portroe,  Puckane,  Templederry,  Terryglass, Toomevara, Silvermines.   Thursday May 17th in Borrisokane Church at  8:00pm. Thursday May 24th in St Mary’s of the Rosary at 8:00pm. Guests in attendance on the nights:-  Triona O’Connor from Focus Ireland,  Peter McVerry from McVerry Trust. Voluntary donations on the night are welcome for Focus Ireland and Peter McVerry Trust.

Free Event.

Portumna Lawn Tennis Club are hosting a FREE Open Adult coached evening on Saturday 26th May from 7pm. For anyone interested in taking up tennis as a sport why not call in , rackets can be supplied, runners essential. Everyone welcome.

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

Pictured some young gardeners from Rathcabbin who planted flowers and vegetables in the Sensory Garden in Rathcabbin this week. Miss Marguerite Walsh also planted a very old  geranium found growing in the grounds of Lackeen Castle.

North Tipp Ploughing Supporting Billy.

A Tractor Run in Aid of the Billy Goulding recovery will start in Borrisokane GAA grounds with registration at 10.30am and on the road start at 11.30am. on Sunday May 13th.  The route will take in  Coolbawn, Kilbarron, Ballinderry, Terryglass, Carrigahorig, Aglish and back to the GAA grounds in Borrisokane. On the Day there will be plenty of refreshments, a raffle with great prizes, bucket collection and also a Prize for The DIRTIEST Tractor. There is a €20 entry fee on the day and all Passengers on Tractors are €5.
All modern and vintage tractors welcome but must have valid insurance and passengers only allowed with proper seating. For further information please contact secretary Laura McKenna on (085) 2753560 or chairman Ray Clancy on (087) 6355773. All support greatly appreciated for this very worthy cause.

Late Jimmy Darcy.

The death occurred on Saturday May 5th at Bushy Park Nursing Home, Borrisokane surrounded by his loving family of Jimmy Darcy, Portland, Lorrha. Jimmy is adly missed by his loving wife Mary, daughter Susan, sons Philip and Seamus, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brother Martin (Kilcormac), sisters Margaret La (Rathcabin) Ber Carroll (Crinkle, Birr), brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, neighbours, relatives and a large circle of friends to whom sympathy is offered. His remains will arrive at Church of the Immaculate Conception, Terryglass, on Thursday 10th May for 12 noon funeral Mass followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only please. May he rest in peace.

News from Lorrha School

We congratulate all our students who participated in the Borrisokane AC Primary Schools Competition which was held recently. Our thanks to John O’Farrell and his helpers for organising the event which we really enjoyed. We had a number of medal winners on the day. Well done to our seniors of Emma Kennedy who came 1st in the sprint and 1st in the long jump while her brother Conor also claimed Gold in the sprint. Our younger athletes also had a great day with Cathal Lambe picking up Gold in the turbo, Nathan Young picking up Silver in the sprint, Saoirse O’Meara 2nd in the 60m and 1st in the turbo and Edel Kinsella winning 2nd place in the turbo.

Congratulations to our team who participated in the hurling blitz which was held in Borrisokane on May 1st. and well done also to the organisers.

Communion for Life will take place this year for all the children of the parish in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin on Sunday May 13th at 11.30am. We invite all adults and children to come and join in this happy occasion.

 

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement.

As part of the Bealtaine Festival, an one act play entitled 'The six Marys’ will be performed in St. Ruadhan's Community Hall, Lorrha, on Friday afternoon, 11th May at 2.30pm.  The following is a brief description of what the play is all about.  ‘The six Marys’ is a one-act play written and presented by Jean Farrell. It’s a comical yet poignant look at life, from childhood in the 1950s to the present day.  It follows the journey of the six Mary’s through the decades– delivering all kinds of sharp and comical observations.  This journey of self-discovery is interspersed with well-known hit songs from the various eras, sung by Catherine Gallagher. EVERYONE IS WELCOME.  So why not call in, enjoy the play and then have a cuppa and a chat.  Entrance is free.

Church News.

Rosary will be recited before Mass during month of May.

Killaloe Diocese pilgrimage to Lourdes: Bishop Fibtan Monaghan will lead the 62nd Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes from Shannon Airport on Tuesday 26th June, returning on Sunday 1st July. €695 full board for online booking at www.joewalshtours.ie   or €705 for paper booking.  Special section for sick or assisted pilgrims at a reduced price. Full details from Fr.Tom Ryan, Pilgrimage Director. 061 364133.

A Date For Your Diary:

“ Songs of Hope and Family” will take place to mark this Special Year of the family and the visit of Pope Francis to Ireland with singers, musicians and friends from the Parishes of Ballywilliam, Borrisokane,  Cloughjordan,   Lorrha,  Nenagh,  Portroe,  Puckane,  Templederry,  Terryglass, Toomevara, Silvermines.   Thursday May 17th in Borrisokane Church at  8:00pm. Thursday May 24th in St Mary’s of the Rosary at 8:00pm. Guests in attendance on the nights:-  Triona O’Connor from Focus Ireland,  Peter McVerry from McVerry Trust. Voluntary donations on the night are welcome for Focus Ireland and Peter McVerry Trust.

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: Lorrha return to County League action on Sunday 13th May against Burgess in Moatfield at 6.00pm

Junior: The Junior 'B' hurlers will play Portroe or Silvermines in the North 'B' League final on the weekend of 19th May.

Under 21: Lorrha's Under 21 game against Shannon Rovers Gaels due to have been played last Friday did not go ahead as Lorrha were unable to field. However, the game will be rearranged over the summer months.

Under 14: Lorrha drew 2-7 to 3-4 with Kilruane MacDonaghs in the 'B' football championship in Moatfield last Wednesday. This evening (Wednesday) 9th May) they play Burgess in Kilcolman at 6.45pm

Under 12: Hard luck to the Under 12 footballers who were defeated 4-0 to 1-5 in the North 'B' Football final in Templederry on Saturday. After winning all their games to this stage, it was disappointing to fall short in the final Congratulations to Burgess and we wish them well in the county series. Panel: Nicholas Perry; Cian Claffey, Lee Hogan, Con O'Meara, Robert Duffy, Conor Kennedy, Kedagh Broderick, Jake Houlihan, Liam Donoghue, Paul Cahalan, Niall Duggan, Jason Houlihan, Killian Fitzgerald. Mentors: JP Houlihan, David Broderick, Martina Duffy

Lotto & Tipperary Draw Package: 

The new Tipperary Clubs Draw start date HAS BEEN PUT BACK TO FRIDAY 25TH MAY. Last year, the club had 153 subscribers and we are looking to increase that figure with half the ticket sales staying with the club. We are also have a special package where those who join the Tipp Draw and the Lorrha GAA lotto for one year, can do so for €180 (52 lotto draws for the price of 40). Club members will be promoting both draws and we ask for your support.

Tickets: Tipperary will begin the Munster Championship campaigns on the weekend of 19 & 20th May. Due to the new hurling format and the short turnaround between games, it will be impractical for tickets to be distributed through the club. Supporters are encouraged to buy your tickets in advance either through SuperValu or Centra stores, or through the Tickets.ie website. Tickets for all Tipp’s matches are now on sale and can be bought for €5 cheaper than you would on the day of the game.

Cul Camp: This years Kellogg's Cul Camp in Lorrha takes place from Monday 23rd to Friday 27th July. Registration only online at www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie.

 

Enable Ireland, Tipperary, represented in ‘Beyond Boundaries’ show garden at Bord Bia’s Bloom

 

Eclectic mix of stunning show gardens, tantalising food features and fun for all the family at 
Bord Bia’s Bloom Thursday May 31st – Monday June 4th 2018

 

#Bloom2018

 

9th May 2018: The work of charity Enable Ireland, which has a centre in Nenagh, will be highlighted in one of the show gardens at Bord Bia’s Bloom which returns to the Phoenix Park Dublin from 31st May – 4th June 2018.  The five day event which showcases the best of Ireland’s horticulture and food industry will feature 20 spectacular show gardens; endless garden and floral features, installations and talks; more than 100 food producers; 25 live cookery demonstrations with some of Ireland’s best loved chefs and a host of activities and entertainment for all the family.

 

Entitled ‘The Enable Ireland Beyond Boundaries Garden in association with Solus Bulbs’, this show garden has been designed to highlight the support, education and therapy the charity provides to people of varying abilities and their families, including those in North Tipperary.  Created by Belfast-based garden designer Linda McKeown, its layout will be sinuous and organic, combining modern materials such as weathered steel arcs, smooth polished concrete paths and a tactile boundary wall.  Trees and shrubs will provide height and soft structure while lush, naturalistic grasses and herbaceous perennials will provide texture, movement and colour.  Vertical planting and raise bed planting will provide space for herbs and edibles, and glass wind chimes combined with scented planting will create an inclusive sensory garden experience accessible to all.

 

Show Gardens 
The jewel in the crown of Bloom by Bord Bia are the show gardens created by leading garden designers worth some €1 million (accounting for plants, materials, sponsorship and labour). These magnificent works of art have become an engaging, colourful platform for many organisations to communicate strong health and charitable messages. For 2018 these include ‘Moments in Time: Dementia Understand Together’ a multi-sensory garden for dementia sufferers; ‘A SunSmart Garden’ to raise awareness of skin cancer by the Marie Keating Foundation designed by the UK based ‘Hairy Gardeners’; the ‘Enable Ireland Beyond Boundaries Garden’ which caters for people of varying abilities; the ‘No Limits – GOAL’s Garden For Women’ which highlights the issue of gender inequality in the developing world; and Trocaire’s ‘Peaceful Resistance’ garden will represent the plight of Human Rights and Environmental Defenders.

 

Speaking at the launch, Tara McCarthy, CEO, Bord Bia said, “This will be the 12th year that Bord Bia has hosted Bloom in the Phoenix Park and we are incredibly proud of how the event has developed and evolved over the years. If offers a platform for some of Ireland’s most acclaimed garden designers to showcase their skills, creativity and imagination in developing spectacular outdoor spaces which continue to captivate our visitors. It also offers our many hardworking food producers, plant nurseries and food and drinks companies the opportunity to engage directly with the consumers of their products in a relaxed and informal setting. And best of all it offers a great day out with something for everyone!”

 

In a nod to popular culture, Universal Studios will host a Greek-style garden inspired by ABBA songs to celebrate the cinema launch of Mamma Mia, Here we go again! and Woodies will celebrate 30 years in Ireland with a garden which chronicles pivotal points in Ireland’s social and cultural evolution in the ‘Moving Statues to Marriage Equality’ garden. The challenges of urban living and the need for access to outdoor space and cycle routes will be explored by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council’s ‘DLR-Fernhill - An Exercise in Sustainability’ garden and ‘The Greener Way for Fingal’ by Fingal County Council. While BIM’s ‘Sustainable Seafood Garden’ will tell the story of the journey from tide to table of the fish and seafood that surround and inhabit our island.

 

Flowers

In addition to the show gardens, there will be a large number of floral installations and gardening features including 13 postcard gardens designed by community groups; the Floral & Nursery Pavilion which will be brimming with flowers and plants from more than 30 of the very best plant nurseries in Ireland; the Garden Expert Stage and AOIFA Floral Art Stage; a Botanical & Floral Art Exhibition; and the Office of Public Works’ Victorian Walled Kitchen Garden located at the centre of the site, allows visitors to learn about the design and layout of this traditional garden structure.

 

For 2018, the centrepiece of the Floral & Nursery Pavilion will be a ‘living’ installation designed by Oliver and Liat Schurmann to communicate to visitors the role of‘Origin Green’, the world's first food and drink sustainability programme operating on a national scale, created by Bord BiaThe semi-circular walls made from wheatgrass, barley, cress and micro-greens will enclose a miniature town to communicate the role Origin Green plays at community level. The purpose grown feature will be dripping with water throughout the event and, as 90% of the materials are natural, it will decompose within days.

 

Food Features

The Bord Bia Food Village will be a bustling culinary hub showcasing the very best of Irish food and drink. This will include more than 100 Irish food producers; the Bord Bia Quality Kitchen Stage which will host cookery demonstrations from some of Ireland’s best loved chefs including Neven Maguire, Catherine Fulvio, Paul Flynn, Oliver Dunne, Rory O’Connell, JP McMahon and Roz Purcell, Gary O’Hanlon and Adrian Martin; and the Bloom Inn featuring some of Ireland’s best craft brewers and distillers;

 

Bord Bia’s ‘7 A day’ under the Rainbow at Bloom feature will highlight the role that fruit and vegetables play in a healthy balanced diet and offer visitors advice on how using the colours of the rainbow can make that target achievable; and the GIY Zone featuring the Food Matters Stage will host daily workshops, discussion and debateThere will also be a range of tasty fare available for visitors throughout the site including at the BBQ Bliss area; the Country Crest Food Fayre restaurant and Bistro Bloom which sit-down table service, a seafood bar and a café.

 

Craft Features & Art Installations

The Irish Craft Village supported by Design & Craft Council of Ireland will present a selection of work from some of Ireland’s most creative designers and makers, as well as a series of in-person craft demonstrations. In addition, the ‘Sculpture in the Park’ feature garden will showcase new and previously unseen work by more than 40 artists, offering visitors an opportunity to walk through and interact with some of the best of Irish outdoor art in a garden-style setting. The installation will feature some of Ireland’s leading artists including Orla De Brí, Stephanie Huss, Bob Quinn, Anna Campbell, Ray Delaney and Liam Butler.

 

Family Fun
A number of show gardens are also sure to capture the imagination of children and ‘young at heart’ visitors. These include ‘The Enchanted Wood’ garden designed by Peter O’Brien created around a Dr. Seuss inspired children’s treehouse; ‘The Sanctuary Nurture Garden’ which offers a sunken outdoor classroom created for The Phoenix Park Specialist School by Dominic O’Donohoe and an ‘Upside Down Garden’ created by Mark O’Loughlin which offers a simple urban terrace with a difference - the ground is the sky and the footpath and lawn are overhead!

 

The ‘Budding Bloomers’ children’s area will host a vibrant mixture of family friendly features to keep children of all ages entertained and active in an effort to play, learn and grow at Bloom. This includes Margaret’s Fun on the Farm Kids Zone; Paddy’s Plot where children can learn how to grow a sunflower; ‘Away with the Fairies’ which will demonstrate how to make your own fairy garden; and features from Children’s Books Ireland (CBI); Clap Handies; Amnesty International; Billie Bubbles; Scientific Sue; Physics Busting and Food Dudes.

 

There will also be some 200 retail exhibitors (for shopping), the YouBloom music stage, the Debenhams Fashion Stage and a children’s stage.

 

Tickets

Tickets are on sale now on Ticketmaster and can also be purchased on the gate. Ticket prices vary from €16 - €25 and children under 16 go free.

For more information visit www.bloominthepark.com or follow Bloom on Facebook and Twitter @bloominthepark.


Lorrha Notes

The Tipperary Badminton Team with their All Ireland Medals and the Cup. Our own Elaine is holding the cup while Trevor is 3rd on back row from right. Well done to all and especially our two parish sports people Elaine and Trevor. Wonderful achievement.

All Ireland Medals Come To Rathcabbin.

Congratulations and many good wishes is extended to Elaine (Hough) Hogan and Trevor Hogan and the Tipperary Badminton team who had a fine victory over Galway 7/2 and a closer win over Westmeath 5/4 in the All Ireland Badminton final in the ‘G’ grade on Saturday last in the National Indoor Arena in Blanchadstown.  This is a wonderful achievement for the team as they broke the mould and won the title of All Ireland Champions for the first time in this grade. Great celebrations indeed and certainly so down Rathcabbin way. Well done Elaine and Trevor.

Adult Tennis Lessons at Redwood NS

We are running Tennis lessons for adults for four Wednesdays, May 2nd, 16th, 30th and June 13th. €3.00 per lesson, pay as you go, All equipment will be provided, wear runners. Learn a new skill for the summer, enjoy being outdoors having fun!!! Call 090 9747186 or email redwoodns@live.ie or contact us through our Facebook page to book your place.

Church News.

Mass in Lorrha Church at 6.00p.m. on Friday May 4th.  Please note there will be no Mass in Rathcabbin Church at 8.00p.m.
Killaloe Diocese pilgrimage to Lourdes: Bishop Fibtan Monaghan will lead the 62nd Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes from Shannon Airport on Tuesday 26th June, returning on Sunday 1st July. €695 full board for online booking at www.joewalshtours.ie   or €705 for paper booking.  Special section for sick or assisted pilgrims at a reduced price. Full details from Fr.Tom Ryan, Pilgrimage Director. 061 364133.

Sympathy:

Sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Nance Raleigh Kilfadda, Lorrha who passed away on Friday 27th April peacefully at her daughter’s residence. Predeceased by her husband Rodge and son Edward. Deeply regretted by her daughter Marcella and son-in-law Willie, Brother Sean, sisters-in-law, cousins, relatives and friends. After funeral Mass on Sunday in St. Michael's Church, Aglish, burial took place in Aglish Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

 

A Date For Your Diary:

“ Songs of Hope and Family” will take place to mark this Special Year of the family and the visit of Pope Francis to Ireland with singers, musicians and friends from the Parishes of Ballywilliam, Borrisokane,  Cloughjordan,   Lorrha,  Nenagh,  Portroe,  Puckane,  Templederry,  Terryglass, Toomevara, Silvermines.   Thursday May 17th in Borrisokane Church at  8:00pm. Thursday May 24th in St Mary’s of the Rosary at 8:00pm. Guests in attendance on the nights:-  Triona O’Connor from Focus Ireland,  Peter McVerry from McVerry Trust. Voluntary donations on the night are welcome for Focus Ireland and Peter McVerry Trust.

A Note of Thanks from Ute Duggan

To all her art students for their participation in this year's children's art exhibition in Portumna library, to their parents for all their support and to Theresa Tierney and Mary Hourigan for their generous help at all times. It was a wonderful success thank you.

Lorrha Camogie:

Hard luck to our Junior team who lost out to Burgess last Sunday, in the fourth group match of the league, 2-18 to 11 points. We are now through to the County League Semi-Final which is fixed to be played Saturday May 12th. More details will be posted when confirmed. Please keep an eye on our facebook page for details. Many thanks to everyone who travelled to Burgess on Sunday to support the team, your support for the girls in the semi-final would be greatly appreciated.

Badminton:Congratulations from all in Lorrha Camogie Club to Elaine Hogan and Trevor Hogan who won the Grade G Badminton All-Ireland with Tipperary, an absolutely fantastic achievement

School's Camogie: Congratulations also to Celine Cleary who captained her school's Senior Camogie side, Borrisokane Community College, to Munster Final victory recently over Scariff Community College, a great achievement, well done Celine and all the team and management

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.

Beginners Course.

Portumna College of Further Education (GRETB)St. Brigid's Rd, still has places available on the following Partime course for beginners:   Basic Irish Sign Language & Deaf Culture Course 8 weeks. Contact: Portumna and District Lions’ Club – Mona Eames 085 1602956 /   monaeames@gmail.com. /  Michael Cunniffe 087 6258696    michael.cunniffe@gretb.ie


Lorrha Notes

 

The Tipperary Badminton Grade G team who are current Munster Badminton Champions and will be playing in the All Ireland finals on Saturday in the National Indoor Arena in Blanchadstown commencing at 12.30pm. They will play the  Connacht champions Galway and Westmeath who are Leinster champions. The best of luck to  the Rathcabbin’s Trevor Hogan and Elaine (Hough) Hogan and the team. Back Row – Miklos Heveli, Trevor Hogan, Joe Touty (Selector), Michelle Hassett, Allie Harding, Maureen Dunphy, Ciaran Hassett, Bibin Joseph.  Front: Stephen O’Riordan, Grainne O’Brien, Elaine (Hough) Hogan, Sinead Costello, Brid Carroll (Selector), Paul Ryan. Good luck to all.

Well done to Celine Cleary Rathcabbin who captained Borrisokane Community College to victory over Scariff CC in the Senior Camogie Munster Final last week. Celine on left, is pictured here with player of the match Laura Shinners who scored a grand total of 5.2. Well done girls and the team.

 

Lorrha v Kilruane

News from Lorrha School.

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the 5th Green Flag which is for Biodiversity. Our thanks to everyone who helped in whatever way and a special word of thanks to Leslie Harding who ‘built’ a very sturdy bug hotel and the pupils for helping him to place on site and ‘furnish’ it out leaving it ready for its new occupents!.

Fr. Ger Nash, Diocesan Secretary has asked us to let you know about the Family Picnic Day which takes place next month.

“The World Meeting of Families takes place in Ireland this year, the highlight being the visit of Pope Francis in August. Here in the Diocese of Killaloe there will a Family Picnic Day on Sunday, May 6th as part of our celebrations. The venue will be the Showgrounds in Ennis and it will run from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm.  This will be a free event with lots of things for children to do and lots of music and entertainment for all ages.  Bring your own picnic and there will be prizes for the best. No BBQ’S allowed.”

Congratulations to our pupils who participated in the school’s athletics in Nenagh last week in such a sporting manner. Emma Kennedy came 1st in the Long jump and 1st in the 60m event. Her brother Conor came 2nd in the 60m, while Ava Young came 3rd in the 500m event. Our relay team of Niall Duggan, Ava Young, Emma Kennedy and Conor Kennedy also came first to claim gold. Well done to all.

Church News.

Please note:  No Mass in Redwood Church on Saturday night, 28th April.  Will resume Saturday, 5th May.
Eucharistic Adoration National Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will take place on Sunday, April 29th. For further information please contact Betty Houlihan at (087) 6667374.
Killaloe Diocese pilgrimage to Lourdes: Bishop Fibtan Monaghan will lead the 62nd Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes from Shannon Airport on Tuesday 26th June, returning on Sunday 1st July. €695 full board for online booking at www.joewalshtours.ie   or €705 for paper booking.  Special section for sick or assisted pilgrims at a reduced price. Full details from Fr.Tom Ryan, Pilgrimage Director. 061 364133.

Late Mick Carroll.

The death took place on Sunday April 15th  in Tullamore General hospital of Mick Carroll, Derry, Rathcabbin. Mick who was 89 years old, farmed all his life while his sister Nancy looked after the local Post Office for many a long year. He was a familiar figure on the roads on the way to a match and those travelling to the same event didn’t want to get caught behind Mick or they might be very late for the game. Mick travelled all over the area for his favourite hoppy, playing cards and meeting with friends. He is survived by his sister Nancy, cousins, relatives and friends to who sympathy is offered.
After funeral Mass in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church, Rathcabbin on Wednesday April 18th. burial took place in Pallas Cemetary, Rathcabbin. May he rest in peace.

Sympathy
Sympathy is extended to the Sherlock family, Portland on the death of Mary’s mother Jane White, Lackamore, Lahinch which occurred on Monday April 16th. Deeply regretted by her daughters Mary  and Nora, son-in-law Eamonn, grandchildren John Paul, David and Mary Jane, sisters-in-law Mary (Flaherty) and Nancy (Lineen), nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. After funeral Mass on Wednesday April 18th burial took place afterwards in Moy Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Sympathy is also extended to Maureen O’Meara and family Rathcabbin on the death of her father and Margaret Gleeson and family on the death of her brother, Sean Mcloughney, Ardcroney which occurred on Wednesday 18th April. Predeceased by his beloved wife Mary B. Deeply regretted by his cherished family Eamonn, Maureen and Patrick. Grandchildren Cathal, Anna, Michael and Isobelle. Sisters Alice, Maureen, Margaret, Pauline and Geraldine. Son-in-law Declan, daughter-in-law Helen. Brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nephews and nieces relatives neighbours and many friends. After funeral Mass on Friday 20th  burial took place in Ardcroney New Cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Good Luck.

The best of luck to Elaine (Hough) Hogan and Trevor Hogan and their team mates in the Tipperary Badminton team in the All Ireland Badminton final in the ‘G’ grade on Saturday coming the 28th. The Tipperary team who are representing Munster play the Connacht champions Galway and Westmeath who are Leinster champions. It all takes place in the National Indoor Arena in Blanchadstown commencing at 12.30pm We wish Elaine and Trevor well as they try to take the title of All Ireland Champions for the first time in this grade.

Lorrha Camogie:

Well done to our Junior team winning last Sunday against Silvermines on a scoreline of 3-14 to 2-9, many thanks to all those who came along to support the team. We are out again next weekend against Burgess, further details of this match later in the week, please check our facebook page.Training for all Juniors in Moatfield this Friday at 8pm.

Fleadh Cheoil Uíbh Fhailí 2018 

Banagher will come alive when this year’s Offaly Fleadh Cheoil will take place in the town from April 27th to the 29th.   The event will be hosted by West Offaly Comhaltas. A huge line up of artists at various age levels will be participating. Not a week- end to be missed. 

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: A poor start saw Lorrha fall to a 3-22 to 2-14 defeat to Kilruane MacDonaghs in the North Senior Hurling Championship in Borrisokane on Saturday. Speedy recovery to Jack Maher who sustained a serious hand injury in the game. Lorrha's next championship game won't be until Tipperary's championship campaign is an and end. They return to league action on the weekend of 19-20 May against Burgess.

Junior Hurling: The North Junior 'B' League game against Ballinahinch has been rescheduled for Friday 27th April in Shallee at 6.30pm

Under 21: Lorrha will be away to Shannon Rovers Gaels in the opening round of the North Under 21 'B' Hurling Championship on the weekend of 5-7 May.

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers Gaels were in action twice last week in games rearranged from the snow. Firstly, they lost 4-8 to 2-4 to Ballina in Moatfield, before falling 1-12 to 2-6 to Ballinahinch/Templederry on Saturday. Those results put them into a quarter final against Kilruane MacDonaghs which will be played this Thursday 26th April in Cloughjordan at 7.00pm with the winners progressing to the semi-finals next Monday.

Under 14: Lorrha's next game in the 'B' football championship is on this evening, Wednesday 25th April, away to Borris-Ileigh at 7.00pm. On Saturday, 28th April, they play Newport in Moatfield at 3.00pm

Under 12: Lorrha will play Kiladangan in the North 'B' Football semi-final on Friday 27th April in Moatfield at 7.00pm

Healthy Club: Lorrha & Dorrha GAA Healthy Club Project will host a Mental Health Awareness Evening & introduction to the Health Clubs Project in the GAA Centre, Moatfield on Tuesday 8th May at 8.00pm. Present will be John McElhinney of Mental Health Ireland talking about general Mental Health, and also former Tipperary senior hurler John Leahy who is an Addiction Counsellor on the topic of Substance Abuse. This is a free event for everyone from 12 years or older. Refreshments will be served after. All are welcome.

Third Level: Congratulations to Brian Hogan who was selected on the Third Level All Stars hurling team for his performances with Maynooth University this year.

Lotto & Tipperary Draw Package: The new Tipperary Clubs Draw starts on Friday 11th May. Last year, the club had 153 subscribers and we are looking to increase that figure with half the ticket sales staying with the club. We are also have a special package where those who join the Tipp Draw and the Lorrha GAA lotto for one year, can do so for €180 (52 lotto draws for the price of 40). Club members will be promoting both draws in the coming weeks and we ask for your support.

Lotto: The jackpot is €3,450 with a Match 3 pot of €120. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre 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 McLoughney, O'Meara and Gleeson families on Sean McLoughney, Ardcroney, who passed away last week. May he rest in peace.

 


Lorrha Notes

Sakie O’Brien, Rathcabbin is pictured here planting two rare English plum trees which he donated himself, in the Sensory Garden in Rathcabbin. Sackie who is 82 years old, put his all Ireland loy digging skills to good use recently and also did a good deed for his village.
This community space, funded by locals and North Tipp LEADER programme is a favourite play space for the children of the area and for grown up’s to sit awhile to enjoy the beautiful landscaped garden maintained entirely by the community spirited volunteers.
Rathcabbin Development Association thank Sakie for his kind gift and his interest in the garden.

Lorrha Cemetery AGM

The Lorrha Cemetery committee are holding their AGM on Wednesday night April 18th in Lorrha Community Hall at 8.30pm. All are welcome.

Church News.

Eucharistic Adoration National Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will take place on Sunday, April 29th. For further information please contact Betty Houlihan at (087) 6667374.

Rag Golf Society

Our next outing is 11.30am. April 21st Nenagh golf club. Our new Captain Nelius O’Meara  extends an invite and welcome to anybody who wishes to join. This society has been on the road for the past 30 years and is still going strong but we would love to see new members. If interested please call 086 8109099.

Hard Luck.

Hard luck to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary Minor camogie team who lost their bid to progress to an All Ireland Final against a very strong Galway girls on Saturday last. Galway play Cork in the final later in the month which should make for an interesting clash. Well done to the management of St. Rynagh’s pitch which was in excellent condition.

Lorrha Camogie:

A huge thank you to all those who so generously supported our Church Gate Collection this weekend, a total of €550 was raised which will go towards the running of the club throughout the year.

Hard luck to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary Minor Team who lost out to a stronger Galway side in the All-Ireland Semi-Final last weekend in Banagher on a scoreline of 4-9 to 1-10. Many thanks to all those who came along, wonderful to see so much local support for the girls on the day.

Our Junior Team are out against Silvermines in their third group match of the League in Dolla next weekend Sunday 22nd Apr at 12 o’ clock. All support greatly appreciated.

Membership for all players must be paid ahead of next weekend's match: Adults €90 inc gym, €60 without gym, €40 for students, membership can be paid to Chairperson Bernie Cleary.

Training Continues

The countdown is on and the training continues for  our two parish people, Elaine (Hough) Hogan and Trevor Hogan and the Tipperary Badminton team in preparation for the All Ireland Badminton final in the ‘G’ grade. The final takes place in Dublin on the 28th of this month. A very big occasion for Elaine and Trevor and their team mates who are hoping to take the title of All Ireland Champions for the first time in this grade.

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.

Teenage Camp

Free Teenage Camp July 2nd to 12th inclusive for teens aged 13 to 15 at Birr Rugby Club. Activities to include bowling, team games, drama and sporting activities. Camp runs Monday to Friday 1.45 to 4pm. For further details and application form text your e mail address to Marie Brady 087 4154983 or contact by phone.

GAA News:

Senior: Lorrha will play Moycarkey/Borris in the first round of the Seamus O Riain Cup on Sunday 15th April but in a new venue of Roscrea, now at 6.00pm. Your support would be accreciated. The North Championship first round game against Kilruane MacDonaghs will be played on Saturday 21st April in Borrisokane at 6.30pm

Junior Hurling: The junior hurlers recorded a good 2-18 to 1-11 win over Kiladangan in round two of the league in Puckane last Friday evening. This Friday, they play Ballinahinch in Shallee at 6.30pm, where a positive result would see us into the semi-finals.

Minor Hurling: Lorrha Rovers Gaels start their Minor 'A' Hurling campaign this Thursday 12th April against Ballina in Nenagh at 6.30pm.

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers Gaels were away to Inane Rovers in Roscrea on Monday last and were defeated 1-11 to 1-4. On Tuesday 17th April, they host Ballina in a rearranged round 1 game in Moatfield at 6.45pm

Under 14: Lorrha were due to play Newport this Wednesday but have been postponed because of Newport competing in Feile. It has been rearranged for Saturday 28thApril. With Lorrha having a bye next week, their next game isn't until Wednesday 25thApril.

Under 12: The 'D' team conceded their game to Newport last Friday. Lorrha 'B' are away to Burgess on Friday 13th April in Kilcolman at 7.00pm.

Coach Education: A coaching session with a trained coach will take place for the under 12's on Tuesday 17th April, for those doing the Level 1 coaching course. Anyone else is welcome to attend on the evening to observe. For more information, contact juvenile chairman Tommy Kennedy 0879191689

Tipperary: Hard luck to Patrick Maher, Brian Hogan, Eoin McIntyre, selector John Madden and the Tipperary senior hurling team in the National League final against Kilkenny.

Lotto & Tipp Draw Meeting: A meeting of all lotto promoters and draw workers, and Tipperary Clubs Draw promoters will take place in the Clubhouse on Wednesday 18thApril at 8.30pm. Anyone who wishes to get involved in either capacity are welcome to attend also.

Lotto: Congratulations to Mary O'Meara, Redwood, who won the lotto jackpot of €4,800 last week. The lucky numbers were: 8 – 18 – 20 -28. Pat Hough was the winning promoter.

The jackpot reverts to €3,000 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday night to the music of Catriona O'Sullivan. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Dog Fouling: Dogs are not to be walked or let loose on our club grounds under any circumstances. Recent instances of dog fouling are a potential health hazard for players who train and play on these pitches.

Sympathy: Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the Brennan family, Borrisokane, on the death of Malachy Brennan. May he rest in peace.


Lorrha Notes

 

Congratulations is extended to Catherine Burke, Rathcabbin who graduated recently from the Garda Training College in Templemore. Catherine, (on right) is pictured here with her mother Kathleen and her sister Sgt. Edel Curtin after the graduation ceremony.  Catherine has taken up duty in Roxboro Garda Station in Limerick, while her sister Edel is based in Scarriff, Co. Clare. We wish both sisters well for the future.

Time to celebrate !! Catherine with members of her family after the graduation ceremony.

Alan Flynn (Tipperary) takes a heavy challenge from Conor Martin (Kilkenny) with Pardaic Maher (Tipperary) and Walter Walsh (Kilkenny) supporting respectively during the NHL in Sunday last

Sad but true.  Tipp were out-hurled to their fiercest rivals Kilkenny by 2.23 to 2.17 in Nowlan Park on Sunday last.  Fans knew full well the enormity of the task facing their side, there was though, great expectancy and optimism but it sadly wasn’t to be once again. The wheels came off the Tipperary challenge  wagon almost immediately after resumption of the second half when Walter Walsh raced through and blasted a goal within seconds of the restart.  

Leading by 1-10 to 0-11 at the break with the decisive score coming from a Jason Forde goal in the 24th minute TJ Reid was the standout player of the half as he contributed all bar two of Kilkenny's scores while Jason Forde was also unerring  for Tipp with 1-6 to his name. Tipp led by a mere two points at the break despite having the wind on their backs throughout the opening half.

Sub Luke Scanlan found the Tipp net for the second time in the 28th minute, but the game was well over as a contest at that stage.  TJ Reid struck point after point as Tipp watched the game slip further and further away from them  and though Jason Forde had a goal from a Tipp free in the 30th minute, it served only as a consolation.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement.

Our Annual General Meeting took place on March 28th last. Everyone was welcomed by chairman Eamon Mannion. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and adopted and there were no matters arising. Reports from chairman, secretary and treasurer were shared and discussed. Election of officers for the coming year then took place. Chairperson: Sheila Dillon. Vice Chairperson: Eamon Mannion. Secretary: Nancy White. Assistant secretary and PRO: Betty Houlihan. Treasurer: Theresa Donoghue. Assistant treasurer: Nora O’Hara. Committee members: Gay Needham and Marie O’Meara. Eamon Mannion was thanked for his dedication as chairman for the last three years. Prayers were said for those who had died on the past year. All our members who are ill were especially remembered. Activities for the year will be discussed at our next meeting. On Wednesday April 5th our members had a most enjoyable meal in the Thatch in Ballycommon followed by music by Pat Conlon and Tadgh Slevin and everyone went home happy.

Communal Choirshare.

An evening of song with Coole Voices Gort and Omna Singers will take place on Sunday April 15th at 8.15pm (Rescheduled from December cancellation) in Portumna Town Hall. Tickets at door €5. Pre – sold tickets will be honoured.

Church News.

Eucharistic Adoration National Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will take place on Sunday, April 29th. For further information please contact Betty Houlihan at (087) 6667374.

Sympathy. 

Sympathy is extended to the Barry families and extended relatives on the death of Elma, Carrigahorig, Lorrha  which occurred on Saturday April 7th.  after a short illness. Predeceased by her husband Denis, her parents Johnny and Peg. Very deeply regretted by her son John, daughters Denise and Helen, her adored grandchildren Ciara, Emma, Denis and Jack, daughter-in-law Marion, son-in-law Anthony, aunts, uncles, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, relatives, neighbours and many friends. After Funeral Mass on Tuesday 10th in the Church of the Immaculate Conception Terryglass burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.
Sympathy is also extended to the Flynn family, Carrigahorig and the extended Brennan families Borrisokane and Nenagh and extended relatives of Malachy Brennan who died last week. May he rest in peace.

Lorrha Cemetery AGM

The Lorrha Cemetery committee are holding their AGM on Wednesday night April 18th in Lorrha Community Hall at 8.30pm. All are welcome.

Good Luck.

The best of luck is extended to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary Minor camogie team when they take on Galway in the All Ireland Minor camogie semi final on Saturday April 14th.   Good luck Clodagh, your team mates and management on the day.

In Training.

A big event awaits two of our parish sports people when Tipperary Badminton team play in the All Ireland final on Saturday April 28th in Dublin. At present Elaine (Hough) Hogan and Trevor Hogan are in training with the County team for the grade ‘G’ event.  This is a very big occasion for Elaine and Trevor and their team mates as Tipperary Badminton have never won an All-Ireland “G” grade before. We extend the very best of luck to them both and the team, and we hope there will be two All Ireland medals coming back to the parish at the end of the month.

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: Lorrha will play Moycarkey/Borris in the first round of the Seamus O Riain Cup on Sunday 15th April but in a new venue of Roscrea, now at 6.00pm. Your support would be appreciated.The North Championship first round game against Kilruane MacDonaghs will be played on Saturday 21st April in Borrisokane at 6.30pm

Junior Hurling: The junior hurlers recorded a good 2-18 to 1-11 win over Kiladangan in round two of the league in Puckane last Friday evening. This Friday, they play Ballinahinch in Shallee at 6.30pm, where a positive result would see us into the semi-finals.

Minor Hurling: Lorrha Rovers Gaels start their Minor 'A' Hurling campaign this Thursday 12th April against Ballina in Nenagh at 6.30pm.

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers Gaels were away to Inane Rovers in Roscrea on Monday last and were defeated 1-11 to 1-4. On Tuesday 17th April, they host Ballina in a rearranged round 1 game in Moatfield at 6.45pm

Under 14: Lorrha were due to play Newport this Wednesday but have been postponed because of Newport competing in Feile. It has been rearranged for Saturday 28thApril. With Lorrha having a bye next week, their next game isn't until Wednesday 25thApril.

Under 12: The 'D' team conceded their game to Newport last Friday. Lorrha 'B' are away to Burgess on Friday 13th April in Kilcolman at 7.00pm.

Coach Education: A coaching session with a trained coach will take place for the under 12's on Tuesday 17th April, for those doing the Level 1 coaching course. Anyone else is welcome to attend on the evening to observe. For more information, contact juvenile chairman Tommy Kennedy 0879191689

Tipperary: Hard luck to Patrick Maher, Brian Hogan, Eoin McIntyre, selector John Madden and the Tipperary senior hurling team in the National League final against Kilkenny.

Lotto & Tipp Draw Meeting: A meeting of all lotto promoters and draw workers, and Tipperary Clubs Draw promoters will take place in the Clubhouse on Wednesday 18thApril at 8.30pm. Anyone who wishes to get involved in either capacity are welcome to attend also.

Lotto: Congratulations to Mary O'Meara, Redwood, who won the lotto jackpot of €4,800 last week. The lucky numbers were: 8 – 18 – 20 -28. Pat Hough was the winning promoter.

The jackpot reverts to €3,000 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

 

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday night to the music of Catriona O'Sullivan. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Dog Fouling: Dogs are not to be walked or let loose on our club grounds under any circumstances. Recent instances of dog fouling are a potential health hazard for players who train and play on these pitches.

Sympathy: Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the Brennan family, Borrisokane, on the death of Malachy Brennan. May he rest in peace.