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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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Lorrha Notes.

Congratulations is extended to Billy Dagg on the occasion of his birthday. Billy is pictured here cutting the cake helped by his wife Rachel. Well done Billy.

Holy Week – Easter Ceremonies.

Holy Thursday: Mass of the Lord’s Supper will be celebrated in Rathcabbin Church at 8p.m.

Good Friday:  Celebration of the Lord’s Passion in Rathcabbin Church at 3pm. Stations of the Cross in Lorrha Church at 8p.m.

Good Friday is a day of Fast and Abstinence.

Holy Saturday:  Easter Vigil in Lorrha Church at 9p.m.

Easter Sunday:  Mass will be celebrated in Redwood Church at 9.30a.m. and in Rathcabbin Church at 11.30a.m.

Raffle Results.

North Tipperary Ploughing committee extend thanks to all who supported the recent championships and to everyone who bought and who sold raffle tickets. Congratulations to the following winners. Fr. Pat Mulcahy, €300, Freda Kinsella, €200, Willie Reddin, €100, Bab Egan, Voucher, John Miller, Voucher, Rose Mannion, Bt. Brandy, Paula Hannigan, Bt. Bailey’s, Damien O’Brien, Bt. Bt. Wine, Noel Lane, Voucher, Karen Smyth, Voucher, Tommy Brennan, Cosmetics’,Fiona Kennedy, Knapsac Sprayer. A special word of thanks is extended to the sponsors for their generosity which is much appreciated,  W.J. Lawlor (Borrisokane), Derg Inn (Terryglass), Hoctor Family (Sharragh), Brophy Family (Rathcabbin), Darina & Pat Kelly (Rathcabbin), Emo Oil, P.J. Heenan (Borrisokane), Mulhollands Pharmacy (Birr), Adrian Haines (Birr) and the cash prizes were sponsored by North Tipperary Ploughing committee. Many thanks to one and all.

Omitted in error from last week’s results was the winning competitors in the Junior conventional class who were, 1st. Noel Howley (South Tipp), 2nd. Tom Duffy (North Tipp), 3rd. JP Fenlon (Laois).

Congratulations.

Well done to Sackie O’Brien, The Pike, Rathcabbin who was a winner in the Loy digging competition in the Roscommon Ploughing Championships which took place on April 6th. Sackie was competing in the Junior Class. Well done Sackie.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to the Spain family Rathcabbin on the death of Peggy (Black) Julianstown, Co. Meath and late of Derry, Rathcabbin which occurred on Tuesday April 8. After funeral Mass in  St. Mary’s Church, Julianstown, burial took place in Calvary Cemetery, Drogheda. May she rest in peace. Sympathy is extended to Willie Rigney and family, Rathcabbin on the death of his mother  Doreen, Birr. After funeral Mass in St. Brendan’s Church Birr on Monday last, burial took place in Clonoghill Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Spring De-Clutter.

Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout the Spring months. De-clutter your wardrobe, attack your attic, recycle all unwanted/unused items of clothing to make room for your Spring collection. We will accept any kind of bag or in bags provided by the committee at (086) 8647166. We can collect your unwanted items. Just call or text  (086) 8493595/ (086) 8647166/ (087) 2601413 with your name and details. We appreciate your support. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing  work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep three adults employed.

Gratitude.

Lorrha Development / Tidy Towns extend sincere thanks to the staff and pupils of Lorrha N.S. and to the parents who attended, for their support in the Annual Spring Clean which was held last week. Also thanks to the committee members who attended. This year marks the 16th Anniversary of the largest anti-litter National initiative. Litter is everybody’s business, so do your part to keep our streets and roads litter free. The committee also wish to thank all who supported the Annual fundraising bag packing held in Dunnes Stores recently and to Cllr. Conor Delaney who helped on the day. Thanks Conor, much appreciated.

Birthday Greetings.

Congratulations is extended to Billy Dagg, Lorrha on the occasion of his birthday recently. Billy celebrated the special occasion with energy and enthusiasm along with friends and family. Well done Billy and we wish you good health and happiness for many a long year to come.

Recent Engagement.

Congratulations and many good wishes is extended to Theresa Barry, Portland and William Harding, Terryglass who announced their engagement recently. Well done Theresa and William and the best of luck for the future.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement.

On Wednesday 26th March we had a bracing walk through Portumna Forest Park which was followed by a delicious meal in the Golf Club. Thanks to Cathal and his staff for making it so enjoyable. We are now planning our summer outings and would like all our members to join us. Every Wednesday at 2.30pm we meet in Lorrha Hall.

Camogie Notes.

Well Done to the girls and management who had a great win over Moneygall on Sunday in the 3rd round of the Junior A League. Thanks to all who traveled to Moneygall and supported the team. Lorrha are now through to the semi finals which take place on Sat 3rd of May. Lorrha play Silvermines next on Sunday 20th (away game) time not confirmed.

Hard Luck to the U14 Girls who lost out to a strong Kildangan side last Tuesday evening in Moatfield.. Thanks to all that came and supported the girls on. Final score Lorrha 1-00 (Hazel Reddin) Kildanagn 3.03. Girls play the 3rd round of the U14 B Championship Tuesday the 15th at 6pm against Roscrea in Roscrea. The U12 girls start off their campaign this Saturday the 19th against Portroe in Portroe at 12 midday. The girls are out then again on April the 23rd.

Smile Awhile and Laugh a Little Every Day.

The boss of a  company needed to call one of his employees about an urgent problem with one of the main computers. He dialed the employee’s home phone number and was greeted with a child’s whispered, “Hello?”

Feeling put out at the inconvenience of having to talk to a youngster the boss asked, “Is your Daddy home?”

“Yes,” whispered the small voice.

“May I talk with him?” the man asked.

To the surprise of the boss, the small voice whispered, “No.”

Wanting to talk with an adult, the boss asked, “Is your Mommy there?”

“Yes”, came the answer.

“May I talk with her?”

Again the small voice whispered, “No”.

Knowing that it was not likely that a young child would be left home alone, the boss decided he would just leave a message with the person who should be there watching over the child.

“Is there anyone there besides you?” the boss asked the child.

“Yes” whispered the child, “A policeman.”

Wondering what a cop would be doing at his employee’s home, the boss asked, “May I speak with the policeman?”

“No, he’s busy,” whispered the child.

“Busy doing what?” asked the boss.

Talking to Daddy and Mommy and the fireman,” came the whispered answer.

Growing concerned and even worried as he heard what sounded like a helicopter through the ear piece on the phone the boss asked, “What is that noise?”

“A hello-copper,” answered the whispering voice.

“What is going on there?” asked the boss, now alarmed.

In an awed whispering voice the child answered, “The search team just landed the hello-copper.”

Alarmed, concerned and more than just a little frustrated, the boss asked, “Why are they there?”

Still whispering, the young voice replied along with a muffled giggle, “They’re looking for me.”


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Rathcabbin N.S. have erected a tunnel in their garden and plants are growing there already.

Church News.

Sacrament of Reconcilliation, Rite 2 which is communal examination of conscience and individual confession in St. Brendan’s Church, Birr, on Wednesday 9th April at 7.30pm. It will be led by Fr. Des Hillary.

Lorrha Rathcabbin Energy Team.

A local Energy Team has been formed to organise the insulation of local homes and community buildings with funding from SEAI (Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland). The community, new to the idea, held many meetings and received great support from the local development company, North Tipperary LEADER (NTLP) in order to get the scheme up and running. With financial support from NTLP a local energy officer was appointed to help coordinate the project. The Energy Officer, Marcella Maher Keogh, is also working with 3 other “Energy Teams”; Birdhill, Drombane and Kilcommon.  Following a public tender process, Lorrha Rathcabbin Energy Team appointing a building contractor to carry out the local work.  The next stages for the Energy Team are for the local contractor to visit each household that has expressed an interest in the scheme and has filled out the Energy Self Survey. The contractor will give each householder a quote. These quotes will then be assessed by the Energy Officer to ensure value for money. The quotes are necessary to estimate the cost for the group’s application to SEAI. The application will be submitted to SEAI by April 25th. If the application is successful and funding awarded, work will start on homes in the community in June and finish in October. Members of the Lorrha Rathcabbin Energy Team are: Jackie Hogan, Alan Madden, Declan Houlihan, Michael Bowler, Tim Kelly, Michael O’Meara, Margaret Farrell, Alfie McCaffery, Nancy White, Liam Mannion and John Brophy. The energy team is open to any new members of the community who may be interested and have some free time. To get involved contact a team member or Gearoid Fitzgibbon (NTLP) on 085-7409023

News From Lorrha School.

We continue to promote reading throughout the school and last week pupils enjoyed a Book Fair event which was held throughout the week. The pupils had a great time browsing and picking their own favourite book which arrived in mobile bookcases and the school also benefited by receiving free books. This proved to be a successful literacy event indeed and we extend thanks to the parents who came and browsed and bought books to share with their children. Research has shown that reading at home can help them do much better at school – and it’s a great way to share quality time too. We are still accepting applications for the 2014/15 school year. Parents may call the school on (090) 9747295 or email luanaofa@eircom.net . You can also view our school web site www.lorrhans.ie. where you can download an application form.

Rathcabbin School News.

Our Open Evening was held on 27th March, this was a great opportunity for the parents of incoming pupils and the wider community to view the school. The pupils started the evening with a sample of their music and dance talents, followed by their science experiment where they impressed with their knowledge and understanding and finally a demonstration of their computer programming skills. Mr D’Arcy gave a short presentation and all the classes displayed the children’s work and resources on offer. The classroom now moved outdoors and the prospective pupils had a great time playing with all the PE equipment, checking out the plants in the new poly tunnel and meeting the three new feathered friends in the chicken house. It was a very enjoyable evening and well done to all involved. Please contact the principal, Mr D’Arcy on 057 9139008 for any further information on enrolment.

Easter Egg Hunt: Rathcabbin National School would like to invite any pre-school children and their parents to join them for an Easter egg hunt on Friday 11th April at 10.30am.

Church Gate Collection.

Lorrha Apostolic Work Society are holding their Annual Church Gate Collection on the week-end of 12th and 13th at all three Masses in the parish. Your support will be appreciated.

 North Tipp Ploughing Results.

Two furrow conventional senior:  1st  Cahal Brady Kilkenny, 2nd Larry Bergin South Tipp,
33d John Slattery North Tipp, 4th Willie Ryan Kilkenny.

Intermediate: 1st Jonathon Murray Offaly, 2nd Alan Davis Laois and Billy Donnelly Wexford, 3rd Eamon Meade Laois, 4th DJ McHugh Laois.

2 furrow reversible:  1st Joe Slattery North Tipp, 2nd Brian Mahon Offaly, 3rd Enda Kelly Offaly, 4th Karl Davis Laois.

Under 28 reversible: 1st Dermot Ryan Offaly, 2nd Daniel O`Dwyer Kilkenny.

Under 28 conventional: 1st Benny Green Laois, 2nd Sean Tracy Carlow.

Farmette:  1st Laura Grant Offaly, 2nd Olivia Carroll North Tipp. Under 21: 1st Liam Murphy North Tipp, 2nd Alan Raleigh North Tipp. 3 furrow: 1st Ciaran Milne North Tipp,  2nd Andrew Wilson North Tipp. Vintage 2 furrow mounted:  1st Ethan Harding North Tipp, 2nd John McBride Offaly, 3rd Ken Kavanagh North Tipp, 4th Ray Clancy North Tipp.

2 furrow trailer: 1st Bernard Kavanagh Kildare, 2nd Denis Mulally Offaly. Single furrow: 1st Trevor Flemming Cork East, 2nd James Hough North Tipp. Horse: 1st Eamon McDonoghue Mayo, 2nd Philip Larkin Galway. Loy Digging: 1st Pakie O`Brien, 2nd Jack Ryan, 3rd Owen Clancy.

Spring De-Clutter.

Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout the Spring months. De-clutter your wardrobe, attack your attic, recycle all unwanted/unused items of clothing to make room for your Spring collection. We will accept any kind of bag or in bags provided by the committee at (086) 8647166. We can collect your unwanted items. Just call or text  (086) 8493595/ (086) 8647166/ (087) 2601413 with your name and details. We appreciate your support. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing  work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep three adults employed.

Reminder.

To mark the 75th anniversary of the Redwood N.S, a reunion will be held for all past pupils on Sat, 07th June. It will commence with an open school during the day from 3 – 4pm to view roll books, photos etc. A special mass will be held in Redwood Church at 7pm and buffet dance at 9.30p.m. in Moatfield with music by Pat & Richie followed by Tradstone. Eamon O’ Dywer will also be in attendance with Tipp FM down your way.Tickets €10.00. All are welcome!!

National Spring Clean Reminder.

As part of National Spring Clean, Lorrha Development / Tidy Towns will be carrying out a litter pick of the village this Wed. April 9th at 11.30am. in co-operation with Lorrha School pupils and staff.  If you have one hour to spare, please come and join us from our starting point which is outside the Community Hall. Bags and gloves will be provided.

Camogie Notes.

All players, underage and adult should have their membership paid. Any remaining girls to pay please do so.  No player can train or play without being insured.

Junior A League:
Well done to the Lorrha Girls who had a great 6 point win over Nenagh on Sunday morning.
Girls play Moneygal in the 3rd round of the League next Sunday the 13th in Moneygall.
Last remaining league fixtures are Sunday 20th April Silvermines V Lorrha in Dolla @ 11am Sunday 27th April Burgess v Lorrha in Kilcolman @ 3pm

Under 14 B Championship:
Hard Luck to the U14′s who narrowly lost out to Portroe last Tuesday evening by 5 points in the first round of the U14 B Championship.

U16 C Championship:
First game 1st May Shannon Rovers Vs Lorrha (away game).

U12 League:
The girls start off their campaign this Saturday the 12th. Details not known yet.

Tipp Scene:
Best of Luck to Hazel Reddin and Michelle Mannion who are playing with the Tipperary U14 Academy in Limerick on this Saturday.

Underage Training:
Training will continue during the week, will receive details via text.

Mock Wedding DVD available for €10. Contact Mary Hogan on (087)7079193 – Michelle Maher (087)9058128.

 

Smile Awhile and Laugh A Little Every day.

A conversation in heaven

SYLVIA:
Hi! Wanda.

WANDA:
Hi! Sylvia. How’d you die?

SYLVIA:
I froze to death.

WANDA:
How horrible!

SYLVIA:
It wasn’t so bad. After I quit shaking from the cold, I began to get warm & sleepy, and finally died a peaceful death. What about you?

WANDA:
I died of a massive heart attack. I suspected that my husband was cheating, so I came home early to catch him in the act. But instead, I found him all by himself in the den watching TV.

SYLVIA:
So, what happened?

WANDA:
I was so sure there was another woman there somewhere that I started running all over the house looking. I ran up into the attic and searched, and down into the basement. Then I went through every closet and checked under all the beds. I kept this up until I had looked everywhere, and finally I became so exhausted that I just keeled over with a heart attack and died.

SYLVIA:
Too bad you didn’t look in the freezer —we’d both still be alive.


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Ciaran Young, Rathcabbin who has set up a farm machinery hire business HIRE – AGRI pictured with his neighbour Richard Needham. Ciaran can be contacted on (086) 3237415. You can hire a variety of machinery such as Bale Trailer, Grass Wilter, Dung Spreader, Sub-Soiler, Log Splitter, trailer with ramps and lots more. We wish him every success with this venture.

Recent Wedding.

The  beautiful wedding of Claire Hough, daughter of  Martin and Kathleen, Roden, Rathcabbin and Anthony Mooney, son of  Willie and Joan, Clononey More, Shannon Harbour took place on Saturday 15th March in St Ruadhan’s Church Lorrha.

The bride was attended by her sister Cliona with bridesmaids, Fiona O Brien, Michelle Maher, friends of bride, and Caroline Mooney, sister of the groom. The grooms four brothers, Patrick, Martin, William and  Conor carried the duty of best man and groomsmen respectively. Flower girl was 3 year old Caitlin Mooney, daughter of the bride and groom who was accompanied by Page boy Liam Mooney nephew and godchild of the groom. Readers Arlene Cannon cousin of groom and Martina Reddin friend of bride did the honors while  Fr Frankie Murray High Street was assisted by Fr Pat Mulcahy P.P. Lorrha officiated at the ceremony. Colin Fahy Portumna provided the beautiful Church music with instrumental by Ruth Lynch, a  friend of both the bride and groom. Both mothers Kathleen and Joan, brought the offertory gifts to the altar.

Afterwards the newly weds joined with their families and friends for their reception which they held in the Shearwater Hotel Ballinasloe before flying to Florida their honeymoon destination.

Congratulations and many good wishes is extended to Claire and Anthony for a long and happy life together as they settle into married life in Clononey More, Shannon Harbour.

Church News.

During Summer-time Mass times as follows:  Redwood Church – Vigil Mass   – 8.00p.m.   –  commencing  Saturday, 5th April;   Lorrha Church -  Sundays 10.00a.m .and Rathcabbin Church –  Sundays 11.30a.m. Friday, 4th April is the First Friday of the month. Mass will be celebrated in  Lorrha at  9.30a.m. and Rathcabbin – 8.00p.m.  Confessions beforehand.

Young Adults who recently received the Sacrament of Confirmation and their parents. Would you be interested in making a Temperance Promise? i.e. to abstain from all alcoholic drinks until 18 years of age. This is a pledge between parents and their son/daughter.  Parents, if  interested, please contact Fr. Pat.

James Kilbane a leading voice in Christian and country gospel music will perform at the Nenagh Arts Centre, on Saturday, April 5th. Tickets €18, can be booked online at www.nenagharts.com or can be reserved by phoning the Arts Centre on 067 34400.

National Spring Clean.

As part of National Spring Clean, Lorrha Development / Tidy Towns will be carrying out a litter pick of the village on Wed. April 9th at 11.30am. in co-operation with Lorrha School pupils and staff.  If you have one hour to spare, please come and join us from our starting point which is outside the Community Hall. Bags and gloves will be provided.

Exhibition.

Portumna library is hosting a children's art exhibition of creations by the students of Ute Duggan, "Bramble Art" from 5th - 23rd April; Opening on Saturday, 5th April at 3.30pm. All welcome. View my page on this web site under Bramble Art.

New Business.

Congratulations is extended to Ciáran Young, Rathcabbin on setting up his own hire business Hire-Agri. Ciáran can cater for all your needs so give him a call on (086) 3237415. Best of luck for the future Ciáran.

Spring De-Clutter.

Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout the Spring months. De-clutter your wardrobe, attack your attic, recycle all unwanted/unused items of clothing to make room for your Spring collection. We will accept any kind of bag or in bags provided by the committee at (086) 8647166. We can collect your unwanted items. Just call or text  (086) 8493595/ (086) 8647166/ (087) 2601413 with your name and details. We appreciate your support. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing  work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep three adults employed.

Portumna College of Further Education

(Old VEC) St.Brigid’s Road   QQI/FETAC Certified  Courses  in Horticulture, Marine and Countryside Tour Guiding, Communications ,Computers,  Spanish, Free English for Speakers of other languages (FETAC 3 -  ESOL ). Free for jobseekers , Fees for the employed. COME and ‘SEE, JUDGE and ACT’.   Contact: Michael at  0876258696  09097 41946 and  e-mail : pcfe@cogalvec.ie

Preliminary Notice.

To mark the 75th anniversary of the Redwood N.S, a reunion will be held for all past pupils on Saturday  7th June. It will commence with an open school during the day from 3 – 4pm to view roll books, photos etc. A special Mass will be held in Redwood Church at 7pm and buffet dance at 9.30p.m. in Moatfield with music by Pat & Richie followed by Tradstone. Eamon O’ Dywer will also be in attendance with Tipp FM Down Your Way. Tickets €10.00. All are welcome!!

Fundraiser.

Coffee Morning in aid of Western Alzheimers at the Country Market, Portumna on Friday 4th April, 9am – 12noon.

Active Retirement.

Notes for your diary: Trade and Tourism Show in the Radisson Blue Hotel Galway Tue. 8th April 10am to 6pm. Active Retrement Ireland A.G.M. Galway Bay Hotel Wed. 9th April at  10.30am. Our social meetings continue every Wed. in Lorrha Community Hall at 2.30pm. Call Barry on 0868143002 for further details.

Camogie Notes.

Registration:
All players, underage and adult should have their membership paid. Any remaining girls to pay please do. No player can train or play without being insured.

Junior’s:
The Junior girls and preparing hard for their upcoming second round of the League were they will play Nenagh at home on this Sunday April the 6th at 12pm in Moatfield. Please come and support the girls. Last remaining league fixtures are *Sunday 13th April Lorrha V Moneygall in Moneygall @ 3pm *Sunday 20th April Silvermines V Lorrha in Dolla @ 11am *Sunday 27th April Burgess v Lorrha in Kilcolman @ 3pm

Under 14 B Championship:
Lorrha played their first game of the Championship this Tuesday gone 1st April away to Portroe. Tuesday 8th April Lorrha v Kildangan (home game) – Tuesday 15th April, St Cronan’s v Lorrha (away game)All games 25 mins. 15 a side. Top 2 teams in each group go through to Quarter finals. 3 teams that finish 3rd go into a draw. First team out goes through to top team in Group 4. The other 2 teams play for runners up place in group 4. This game take place on Sat 3rd May. Quarter finals take place on Tuesday 6th May. Best of Luck Girls.

U16 C Championship:
Group 1: Ballina, Kildangan, Moneygall, Shannon Rovers, Lorrha Round 1 *24th April Lorrha- Bye. Round 2 *1st May Shannon Rovers Vs Lorrha (away game). Round 3 *TBC Lorrha Vs Kildangan (home game).Round 4 *TBC Ballina Vs Lorrha (away game). Round 5 *TBC Lorrha Vs Moneygall (home game)

U12 Go Games Blitz:
Girls traveled to Shannon Rovers on Saturday morning and played Shannon rovers, Kildangan and Toomevara. The girls played really well and really enjoyed the day. Thanks to Shannon Rovers GAA Club for their hospitality. Next Go Games Blitz is on thid Saturday the 5th of April, venue not known yet.

Underage Training:
Training will continue during the week, will receive details via text.

Mock Wedding DVD:
The Mock Wedding that we held recently that was a huge success Thanks to the great support around the parish well the DVD of the night is now on Sale.  Featuring the Wedding antics, Ceremony, Speeches, Riverdance, First dance and lots more! If you missed the night or want to look back on the mad antics that occurred it is well worth the look!Cost of the DVD is €10 – Please give your order to any of the Camogie Panel or Committee along with your €10 or Contact Mary Hogan on (087)7079193 – Michelle Maher (087)9058128 Thanks.

Clothing Collection:
We are having a clothing recycling drive in aid of Lorrha Camogie Club. The collection day will be at the end of April but we can collect bags at any time off people. Please donate any unwanted clothes that are clean and dry and in big black bin bags. Clean dry Clothes-Belts-Shoes- Bags- Books, NO Bed clothes-curtains-pillows-duvets-cushions or household goods. So get collecting all your old unwanted clothes! More Info Contact: Elaine Hough 087-1357080 Or any Committee member to collect items.

Lorrha Camogie Club Facebook Page:
Keep up to date on any recent activity in the Club and in the Parish. Send in any old pictures or new and keep up to date on whats happening in the Club!

Smile Awhile and Laugh A Little Every Day.

 BOB HOPE IN HEAVEN

For those of you too young to remember Bob Hope, ask your Grandparents..

ON TURNING 70
‘I still chase women, but only downhill’.

ON TURNING 80
‘That’s the time of your life when even your birthday suit needs pressing.’

ON TURNING 90
‘You know you’re getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.’

ON TURNING 100
‘I don’t feel old. In fact, I don’t feel anything until noon. Then it’s time for my nap.’

ON GIVING UP HIS EARLY CAREER, BOXING
‘I ruined my hands in the ring. The referee kept stepping on them.’

ON NEVER WINNING AN OSCAR
‘Welcome to the Academy Awards or, as it’s called at my home, ‘Passover’.

ON GOLF
‘Golf is my profession. Show business is just to pay the green fees.’

ON PRESIDENTS
‘I have performed for 12 presidents and entertained only six.’

ON WHY HE CHOSE SHOWBIZ FOR HIS CAREER

‘When I was born, the doctor said to my mother,
Congratulations, you have an eight pound ham.

ON RECEIVING THE CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL
‘I feel very humble, but I think I have the strength of character to fight
it.’

ON HIS FAMILY’S EARLY POVERTY
‘Four of us slept in the one bed. When it got cold, mother threw on another brother.’

ON HIS SIX BROTHERS
‘That’s how I learned to dance. Waiting for the bathroom.’

ON HIS EARLY FAILURES
‘I would not have had anything to eat if it wasn’t for the
stuff the audience threw at me.’

ON GOING TO HEAVEN
‘I’ve done benefits for ALL religions. I’d hate to blow the hereafter on a technicality.’


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Lorrha School Children undertook a project recently which was organised between the school, who invited the Active Retirement, Parents, and Grandparents to interact with the pupils in the classroom through a knitting project ‘Teddies for Tragedy’. The Teddies were
handed over recently to the Lorrha Apostolic Work Society who will have  them dispatched to a Childrens Hospital through the Missionaries. Doctors and nurse volunteers maintain that children recover quicker when they have a Teddy. 
There was a great response to this project which was enjoyed immensely by the adults who participated and by the school children who also learned the basics of knitting as well as helping sick children.

The pupils also went on to knit Egg Cosies to hold their Chocolate Easter Egg.

Late Elizabeth (Lidie) Cahalan.

The death occurred on Thursday March 13th in Bushy Park Nursing Home, Borrisokane of Lidie Cahalan, Curraghgloss, Lorrha.

Nee Murphy from Lismacrory, Ballingarry, Lidie came to the parish in 1962 on her marriage to Thomas Cahalan. She was a friendly, yet quiet lady who enjoyed the company and the chat of neighbours and her many friends when they visited. The kettle was always on the boil and no one left without a cup of tea. She loved cycling and baking and like so many of her generation, the simple things in life brought her much pleasure. Religion too played a big part in her home and she often visited Our Lady’s Shrine in Knock. She farmed with her husband Tommy who predeceased her three years ago. Her life revolved around her work and her family and in later years taking care of her husband. She adored her two grandchildren who brought great enjoyment into her life. Lidie passed away peacefully in Bush Park where she had spent the last five and a half years. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her but in particular by her family.

Sympathy is extended to her son Tommy, daughter in-law Anne-Marie grandchildren Kevin and Paul, sister Essie Kennedy (Aglish), sister-in-law, brothers in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and many friends on their sad loss. After funeral Mass in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin burial took place in Lorrha Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Church News.

Please note that summer time begins this coming Sunday 30th March. Mass in Redwood Church (Vigil Mass) will be at 8.00pm commencing Saturday April 5th. Lorrha Church on Sunday at 10.00am and Rathcabbin at 11.30am.

Open Evening Reminder.

Rathcabbin N.S. Open Evening will be held on Thursday 27th March from 4-6pm. The Principal and teachers would like to extend a warm welcome to all prospective pupils and their parents. Please come along and see our newly opened and refurbished facilities, excellent pupil teacher ratio due to additional teaching staff.  Please contact the principal, Mr D’arcy on 0579139008 or email principal@rathcabbinns.ie

News From Lorrha School.

St. Patricks Day. 

Congratulations and well done to our dancing pupils Avie D’Arcy, Hannah O’Meara, Michaela Young, Caoimhe O’Meara, Julia Boons, Keeva Duffy and Adam Walsh who danced their way to success and won the children’s section in the Lorrha Parade. Well done and keep up the dancing. Many thanks to all the students who participated in the parade on the day.

Knitting Project.

Well done to our pupils who participated in the knitting project ‘Teddies for Tragedy’ organised in partnership with members of the Active Retirement, Apostolic Work Society, Parents and Grandparents. The Teddies are now on their way to a Childrens Hospital. Our pupils also knitted Egg Cups to hold their Easter Chocolate Egg. Well done all. A selection of photographs can be viewed on the school web site www.lorrhans.ie

Spelling Bee.

We extend the best of luck to Michaela Young who will represent our school in the Tipperary Eason Spelling Bee in St. John The Baptist B.N.S. Cashel on Wednesday April 2nd. Good luck Michaela.

We continue our work towards the schools third green flag which is for water conservation. Our green school committee visited the Portumna Water Treatment Works recently and were delighted to see how the system works and how the water is tested for various bacteria. Very interesting indeed! Our thanks to Willie and Gerry of Galway Co. Co. for their help and information on the day and also to the parents who attended. They also found the information interesting. On Monday March 10th we had a visit from An Taisce inspector who tested the knowledge of our green school committee on the work carried out to date. All went well and we continue to work on water conservation.

Many thanks to the two Borrisokane Fire Officers who visited the school and explained about different aspects of fire safety recently. The experience was enjoyed by all.

Our pupils participated in an indoor hurling blitz recently and we wish to thank David Needham for organising this successful couple of hours which was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

New Arrival.

Congratulations is extended to Philip and Jacqueline McGrath, Lorrha on the recent birth of their daughter Zoe. A lovely little sister for Lochlann and Ceri to play with. Well done all.

Exhibition.

Portumna library is hosting a children's art exhibition of creations by the students of Ute Duggan, "Bramble Art" from 5th - 23rd April; Opening on Saturday, 5th April at 3.30pm. All welcome. View my page on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie

Spring De-Clutter.

Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout the Spring months. De-clutter your wardrobe, attack your attic, recycle all unwanted/unused items of clothing to make room for your Spring collection. We will accept any kind of bag or in bags provided by the committee at (086) 8647166. We can collect your unwanted items. Just call or text  (086) 8493595/ (086) 8647166/ (087) 2601413 with your name and details. We appreciate your support. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing  work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep three adults employed.

Date For Your Diary.

The 49th Annual North Tipperary Ploughing Championships will take place on Sunday March 30th on the lands of  Eamon and Mary Murphy, Sopwell,  Ballingarry. Starting time is 12.30pm with side attractions for both young and the not so young. Free Bouncing Castle for the children and refreshments served throughout the day. A great day out for all. Pre – entry by March 28th by text or call to the Secretary and for further information also contact Denis Cahalan on (087) 7793719 who will be happy to assist with your query.

Portumna College of Further Education

(Old VEC) St.Brigid’s Road   QQI/FETAC Certified  Courses  in Horticulture, Marine and Countryside Tour Guiding, Communications ,Computers,  Spanish, Free English for Speakers of other languages (FETAC 3 -  ESOL ). Free for jobseekers , Fees for the employed. COME and ‘SEE, JUDGE and ACT’.   Contact: Michael at  0876258696  09097 41946 and  e-mail : pcfe@cogalvec.ie

Preliminary Notice.

To mark the 75th anniversary of the Redwood N.S, a reunion will be held for all past pupils on Saturday  07th June. It will commence with an open school during the day from 3 – 4pm to view roll books, photos etc. A special Mass will be held in Redwood Church at 7pm and buffet dance at 9.30p.m. in Moatfield with music by Pat & Richie followed by Tradstone. Eamon O’ Dywer will also be in attendance with Tipp FM Down Your Way. Tickets €10.00. All are welcome!!

Camogie Notes

All players, underage and adult are required to register and pay their membership before matches and training commence. No player can train or play without being insured. Adults: €60(Inc in ticket draw) – Students: €40(Inc in ticket draw)- U18: €20(extra €5 for ticket draw) Non playing members €30. All new players and members welcome. Please contact Michelle Maher (087)9058128. Must be paid by 31st March.
Junior’s:
The Junior girls and preparing hard for their upcoming second round of the League were they will play Nenagh at home on Sunday April the 6th. while the under 14 B Championship commences on Tuesday 1st April v Portroe away. We also play St. Cronan’s and Kildangan. All games 25 mins. Games start at 6pm. 15 a side.

U12 Go Games Blitz:
Girls traveled to Portroe on Saturday morning and played Ballina, Burgess and Portroe. The girls played really well considering the conditions and really enjoyed the day. Thanks to Portroe GAA Club for their hospitality. Next Go Games Blitz is on the Saturday the 29th in Shannon Rovers at 11am. Underage Training continues during the week, will receive details via text.

Clothing Collection:
We are having a clothing recycling drive in aid of Lorrha Camogie Club. The collection day will be at the end of April but we can collect bags at any time off people. Please donate any unwanted clothes that are clean and dry and in big black bin bags. Clean dry Clothes-Belts-Shoes- Bags- Books, NO Bed clothes-curtains-pillows-duvets-cushions or household goods. So get collecting all your old unwanted clothes! More Info Contact: Elaine Hough 087-1357080

Smile Awhile and Laugh A Little Every Day.

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


Lorrha Notes

L.N. 1

Lorrha N. S. dancers were the winners of the Childrens section in the lorrha St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

L.N. 2

Lorrha 1914 North Champions under trainer Fr. Cleary were the winners of the Lorrha Adult St. Patrick’s Day Parade….

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Ray Kennedy and family Rathcabbin on the death of his aunt Sarah (Pidge) Fleming, Portlaoise. After funeral Mass in SS Peter and Paul’s Church, Portlaoise on Saturday march 8th burial took place in the local Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Sympathy is extended to Margaret Kelly and family, Lorrha on the death of her mother Julia Nolan, Terryglass. After funeral Mass on Saturday March 15th in Terryglass Church burial took place in the adjoining Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

News From Lorrha School.

The pupils and staff extend sympathy to our Principal Olive O’Meara on the death of her father Martin Dooley, Borrisokane, which occurred recently. May he rest in peace.

Many thanks to the parents who attended the Open Day last week. They had time to view our facilities and talk with the staff. We also extend thanks to the Parents Association for organising the refreshments. Anyone who was unable to attend and would like an enrolment form is invited to call the school on (090) 9747295 or email luanaofa@eircom.net . You can also view our school web site www.lorrhans.ie. where you can download an application form.

Rathcabbin N.S. News.

The Parents Association would like to express their gratitude to everyone who supported the table quiz on Friday 28th. It was a great success, raising funds beyond our expectations. Sincere thanks to those who sponsored a vast range of prizes, your generosity is appreciated. A special word of thanks to our quizmaster Aidan McIntyre (and his assistant Clodag) for his excellent range of questions which rattled many brains.. Finally, thanks to the local community of Rathcabbin and beyond who packed into Kelly’s and bought tickets for the event, we hope you enjoyed the night, Mile Buiochas!!

Swimming: continues every Tuesday until Easter, the children have made great progress and really enjoy learning new skills with pencil dives being very popular.

Library Visit: On our weekly trip to Birr for swimming the children will now also visit Birr Library as part of our participation in the Reading Challenge organised by the library for schools in the local area. All classes are involved in the Reading Challenge and the children have already read hundreds of books, keep up the good work.

Hurling: Indoor hurling challenge between the local schools is coming up soon, this will be good preparation for the Cumann na mBunscol

Literacy and Numeracy Programme: This year our focus is on handwriting which is benificial in consolidating the daily class work. We are currently investing in resources to develop the numeracy programme after Easter.

Fire Officers Visit: Our local fire officiers from Borrisokane visited the school last week, they explained many aspects of fire safety to the children and presented them with certificates and information packs.

Green Schools:  We hope to achieve our third flag in the coming weeks from An Taisce for Water Conservation, this was a very topical challenge and we have reduced our water usage by 2000 litres per month over the same period last year, Wow.

Competitions: The children are currently preparing their entries for the Aldi Art competition and INTO Handwriting competition, best of luck to all!

Open Evening will be held on Thursday 27th March from 4-6pm. The Principal and teachers would like to extend a warm welcome to all prospective pupils and their parents. Please come along and see our newly opened and refurbished facilities, excellent pupil teacher ratio due to additional teaching staff.  Please contact the principal, Mr D’arcy on 0579139008 or email principal@rathcabbinns.ie

Apostolic Work Society Display.

Lorrha Apostolic Work Society will hold their Annual Display in Lorrha Community Hall on Sunday March 23rd from 2pm to 6pm. All proceeds from the display will go to the Missions. Your support is very much appreciated so come along and have a cup of tea and a chat and meet the members.

Enrolment.

Little Feet Pre-school, Bredagh, Lorrha is now taking names for September 2014. Pre school session 9.30am to 12.30p.m. daily. Full day available also catering for children of all ages. Call (087) 7783347 or call in and pick up an application form.

Spring De-Clutter.

Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout the Spring months. De-clutter your wardrobe, attack your attic, recycle all unwanted/unused items of clothing to make room for your Spring collection. We will accept any kind of bag or in bags provided by the committee at (086) 8647166. We can collect your unwanted items. Just call or text  (086) 8493595/ (086) 8647166/ (087) 2601413 with your name and details. We appreciate your support. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing  work around Lorrha Village.

Active Retirement.

The group  will meet on Wednesday 26th March at 11.30am for a walk in the Forest Park in Portumna. This will be followed by lunch at 1.30p.m. in the Golf Club. Booking is required so  contact Barry on (086) 8143002. We hope to see all members present. There will be no meeting in Lorrha Hall on Wednesday 26th.

Smile Awhile and Laugh A Little Every Day.

One day  teacher was reading the story of Chicken Little to her class. She came to the part of the story where Chicken Little tried to warn the farmer. She read, ‘…. and so Chicken Little  went up to the farmer and said, ‘The sky is falling, the sky is falling!’
The teacher paused then asked the class, ‘And what do you think that farmer said?’
One little girl raised her hand and said, ‘I think he said:
‘Holy Shit! A talking chicken!”


Lorrha Notes

Mad March M.W 

                                                           What A Wedding!!!

Church News.

Easter Stations, Wednesday, 12th  –   Lorrha, Thursday, 13th   –   Redwood. Mass each evening at 7.30p.m.   Confessions beforehand.

Please Note: Mass on St. Patrick’s Day will be at the earlier time of 10.30 am in Rathcabbin Church.

Lectio Divina (i.e. scripture reflection) every Monday in Parochial House at 9. 30am. Stations of the Cross in Rathcabbin Church at 7.30pm every Friday for Lent. Rosary will be prayed before Saturday evening and Sunday Mass. We invite you to arrive twenty minutes early.

Late Eamonn Sutton.

The unexpected death occurred on Sunday March 2nd in Tullamore Hospital of Eamonn Sutton, Birr and formerly Derry, Rathcabbin. Eamonn who was 86 years old passed away peacefully after a sudden illness. A familiar figure on the roads on his Honda 50 bike in his younger years, he was a hard working blocklayer and plasterer who also carried out painting and decorating jobs for anyone who required his services. He worked too for a time on a Fas scheme where one of his duties was caretaker of Rathcabbin School. A good  darts player in his  spare time, many others who also played, feared his expertise.  Eamonn was well liked and much respected and he will be missed by all who knew him. Sympathy is extended to his sister Phil (Portlaoise), brothers Kevin and Noel (U.K), nieces, nephews, relatives and friends on their sad loss. After funeral Mass in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin burial took place in Bonaham Cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Late Pauline Molloy.

The peaceful death occurred on Monday March 3rd  in the love and care of the Matron and staff of Carriglea Home, Dungarvan  of Pauline Molloy, formerly of Ballyoughter, Rathcabbin. The youngest in the family, Pauline was a special member of her family unit who spent most of her life in Dungarvan. She will be sadly missed by her family and by those who cared for her in Carriglea. Sympathy is extended to her brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends on their sad loss. After funeral Mass in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin, burial took place in Bonoham Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Late Eric Noel Kenny.

The death occurred on Wednesday March 5th at Bush Park Nursing home Borrisokane after a long illness of Eric Kenny, Kilcarron, Lorrha. Born on 30th December 1925, Eric was one of life’s gentlemen. A quiet inoffensive man he dedicated his life to his family and his work on the land where he carried out mixed farming and up until recent weeks too. It was through his many long years of harvesting the crop of corn that he will be best remembered for, a job he took great pride in doing.  He took an interest in all affairs around him and was heavily committed along with his wife Maureen to the erection of St. Ruadhan’s Community Hall in the village where he oversaw it’s construction as Chairman and continued serving on that committee to the present day.  He will be sadly missed by all but in particular by his family. Sympathy is extended to his wife Maureen, son Trevor, daughter Suzanne, grandsons Nicholas and James, daughter-in-law Lavinia, son-in-law Desmond, relatives, neighbours and friends on their great loss. After funeral Service in St. Ruadhan’s Church of Ireland, burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to the  Killeen and O’Doherty families on the death of James Killeen,  Aglish which occurred on March 5th. After funeral Mass in St Patrick’s Church, The Pike, Ballingarry, burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace. Sympathy is extended to the Dooley family, Borrisokane on the death of Martin which occurred on March 8th. After funeral Mass in Ss Peter an Paul’s Church Borrisokane, burial took place in Nenagh Road Cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Apostolic Work Society Display.

Lorrha Apostolic Work Society will hold their Annual Display in Lorrha Community Hall on Sunday March 23rd from 2pm to 6pm. All proceeds from the display will go to the Missions. Your support is very much appreciated so come along and have a cup of tea and a chat and meet the members. All are very welcome. The committee wish to express sympathy to the Guinan family on the death of Dympna, a founder member of the Lorrha branch of the Society. May her gentle soul rest in peace.

Enrolment.

Little Feet Pre-school, Bredagh, Lorrha is now taking names for September 2014. Pre school session 9.30am to 12.30p.m. daily. Full day available also catering for children of all ages. Call (087) 7783347 or call in and pick up an application form.

Three Year Plan.

Lorrha Development Association / Tidy Towns are having a three year plan drawn up which is part of the Tidy Towns application, for works around the village. What would you like to see developed in the village over the next three years? What improvements / repairs could be made? Have your imput into the plan by making achievable and worthwhile suggestions in writing, signed and dated to the Secretary Mary Coen or Chairperson Rose Mannion on or before midday on Wednesday March 19th. We value your interest.

Spring De-Clutter.

Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout the Spring months. De-clutter your wardrobe, attack your attic, recycle all unwanted/unused items of clothing to make room for your Spring collection. We will accept any kind of bag or in bags provided by the committee at (086) 8647166. We can collect your unwanted items. Just call or text  (086) 8493595/ (086) 8647166/ (087) 2601413 with your name and details. We appreciate your support. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing  work around Lorrha Village.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement.

The committee and members would like to express our deepest sympathy to the Guinan Family, Redwood, on the recent death of Dympna Guinan, RIP.  Dympna was a lovely gentle lady and will be sadly missed by all who knew her.  Dympna, we have some very fond memories of all the fun we had on our trips and holidays together which will remain with us for the rest of our lives.

Rathcabbin N.S. News.

The Parents Association would like to express their gratitude to everyone who supported the table quiz on Friday 28th. It was a great success, raising funds beyond our expectations. Sincere thanks to those who sponsored a vast range of prizes, your generosity is appreciated. A special word of thanks to our quizmaster Aidan McIntyre (and his assistant Clodag) for his excellent range of questions which rattled many brains.. Finally, thanks to the local community of Rathcabbin and beyond who packed into Kelly’s and bought tickets for the event, we hope you enjoyed the night, Mile Buiochas!!

Swimming: continues every Tuesday until Easter, the children have made great progress and really enjoy learning new skills with pencil dives being very popular.

Library Visit: On our weekly trip to Birr for swimming the children will now also visit Birr Library as part of our participation in the Reading Challenge organised by the library for schools in the local area. All classes are involved in the Reading Challenge and the children have already read hundreds of books, keep up the good work.

Hurling: Indoor hurling challenge between the local schools is coming up soon, this will be good preparation for the Cumann na mBunscol

Literacy and Numeracy Programme: This year our focus is on handwriting which is benificial in consolidating the daily class work. We are currently investing in resources to develop the numeracy programme after Easter.

Fire Officers Visit: Our local fire officiers from Borrisokane visited the school last week, they explained many aspects of fire safety to the children and presented them with certificates and information packs.

Green Schools:  We hope to achieve our third flag in the coming weeks from An Taisce for Water Conservation, this was a very topical challenge and we have reduced our water usage by 2000 litres per month over the same period last year, Wow.

Competitions: The children are currently preparing their entries for the Aldi Art competition and INTO Handwriting competition, best of luck to all!

Open Evening will be held on Thursday 27th March from 4-6pm. The Principal and teachers would like to extend a warm welcome to all prospective pupils and their parents. Please come along and see our newly opened and refurbished facilities, excellent pupil teacher ratio due to additional teaching staff.  Please contact the principal, Mr D’arcy on 0579139008 or email principal@rathcabbinns.ie

Camogie Club.

Wow what can we say what a night that was had Saturday night in the Clubhouse. Over 200 people were at our event. Thanks a million to everyone that supported and came Saturday to the Lorrha Camogie Club Mad March Mock Wedding, everyone got such entertainment. Please send in any pictures/videos onto our facebook page or send them katiekennedy37@gmail.com. There will be a DVD of the night coming out soon, not to be missed! A Massive Thank you to all our sponsors on the night without sponsors an event like this
Couldn’t be possible! Cllr Conor Delaney for sponsorship of printing for the beautiful programme we had on the night. David Broderick of David Broderick Sports Therapy €100 voucher *Parkers of Riverstown Voucher *Jazz Dresses- Michelle O’Meara-Spot prize & Dress’s *Sunflowers in Birr- Thanks to Mary for the Top Table and Button Hole flowers *Larkin’s Formalwear Birr- Suit Sponsored Thanks Benny *The Ferry Inn Bar & Restaurant- Voucher and the lovely buffet on tonight Thanks to Theresa Walker for the use of the Ferry Inn kitchen* Fayles Hardware, Birr for the use of the red carpet, Nora Moarn for creating all of the buntings and fairy backdrops, Michelle’s Hair Salon, Killimor- Voucher *Scissors Hair Salon, Birr- Voucher * Naylor’s Car Breakers –Spot Prize *Darina Kelly, Champagne *Frawley’s Superstore Birr- Spot Prize *Donie O’Meara, Portumna- Easter Egg for Hamper *Duffy’s shop, Killimor Spot prize, Concannons Killimor, spot prize *Shanval Property Maintenance (James Heenan), Bernie & John Cleary bottles of wine, Ann Marie Hough-spot prize. On behalf of Lorrha Camogie Club we sincerely thank the following people who made the Mock Wedding possible: All of our cast on the night who have worked tirelessly to make the play a success and who came over to the clubhouse and rehearsed every week. All the Showers, Goff’s, Orlando Thanks all for all your time and effort. Ann Marie Hough our Director, Thanks very much, pleasure to
work with. Hubie Hogan, always willing to help out in any way. Ray the Dj for the music. GAA for the support and accommodating the Camogie Club. Theresa Dunne Walker for all her help, guidance and great laughs! Lorrha Hall, Richard Needham and Donal Darcy for use of their chairs and tables. Lil & Denis Maher for their continued support of the Lorrha Camogie Club over the years.  Tara King our photographer and Melee King who will be videoing the show who are always willing to give us a hand. All of the lads outside organizing the parking. Noel Hogan for the use of his lights and Willie Harding the use of his projector, all of the Bar staff, Sarah Jane Parsons and Colette Cleary for hair and make up. To all of the Camogie Girls from the girls and parents who made deserts, made sandwiches, selling tickets around the parish, especially to the girls who went out in the evening around to all the houses, selling raffle tickets, rehashing their dance routine and our waiters. Davy Dunne for the ash tree he donated for our timber giveaway. A special Thanks has to go to the great Camogie Fundraising Committee who have worked so hard to make this event a success we appreciate all of your effort and work, ye are a credit to the Blue & White of Lorrha and to your Club. To our trainers Jimmy and Colm who have being accommodating to us all working rehearsals around training etc! Finally Thanks to you the people of Lorrha & Dorrha and surrounding areas for your wonderful support of all our fundraising efforts and for coming Saturday night, your support towards the Camogie Club is truly amazing! Next up ‘The Christening of Baba Beyonce’!!

Smile Awhile and Laugh a Little Every Day:

Young Priest

The elderly priest, speaking to the younger priest, said, ‘You had a good idea to replace the first four pews with plush bucket theater seats. It worked like a charm. The front of the church always fills first now.’

The young priest nodded, and the old priest continued, ‘And you told me adding a little more beat to the music would bring young people back  to church, so I supported you when you brought in that rock ‘n roll gospel choir. Now our services are consistently packed to the balcony.’

‘Thank you, Father,’ answered the young priest. ‘I am pleased that you are open to the new ideas of youth.’
‘All of these ideas have been well and good,’ said the elderly priest, ‘But I’m afraid you’ve gone too far with the drive-thru confessional.’

‘But Father,’ protested the young priest, ‘my confessions and the donations have nearly doubled since I began that!’

‘Yes,’ replied the elderly priest, ‘and I appreciate  that…. But the flashing neon sign, ‘Toot ‘n Tell or Go to Hell’ cannot stay on the church roof.


Lorrha Notes

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From wind and rain to early morning frost. This view is of Grange and Portland Hill.

Church News.

Ash Wednesday  5th March. Service of God, blessing and distribution of ashes in Lorrha Church at 9.30am. Rathcabbin Church – Mass at 7.30pm. During the Season of Lent the Rosary will be recited before Mass, each Sunday, in each Church in the parish. Stations of the Cross on Friday evenings at 8.00pm in Rathccabbin. Thi Friday Stations of the Cross will be after 7.30pm Mass. Lectio Divina ( Meditation on the Sunday Gospel) on Monday mornings in the Parochial House, starting on Monday 3rd March. We invite you to join us for the Lenten season. Mass as usual Tuesday – Friday at 9.30am.

Just two days of Fast & Abstinence during the year – Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.    Lent is a time of preparation for the celebration of the central mystery of our religion – the passion, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.  We prepare by prayer and fasting.   Prayer: a special effort each day individually and as a family.   Fasting: denying yourself something and contributing what you save to the victims of poverty etc., in the third world through the agency of Trócaire.

Easter Stations, March:  Friday, 7th  -   Rathcabbin,  Wednesday, 12th  –   Lorrha.

Thursday, 13th   –   Redwood.        Mass each evening at 7.30p.m.   Confessions beforehand.

Friday (7th March) is the First Friday of the month. Mass in Lorrha at 9.30a.m. and in  Rathcabbin at 7.30p.m. Confessions beforehand.

Late Dympna Guinan.

The death occurred on Tuesday 25th February of Dympna Guinan, Redwood, Lorrha. Dympna who was 82, passed away suddenly at her home as she was preparing to go to town with her son Frankie. Nee Fahy, she was predeceased by her husband Frank in 1995 and by her sister Ita.

Always smiling and in god humour, Dympna was a very outgoing person who liked to meet people as well as contributing to her community. From an early stage she was involved with the parish branch of the I.C.A. and was a founder member of the Lorrha Apostolic Work Society. She also joined the Lorrha Active Retirement when the group was formed in the parish some years ago where she learned how to paint which she took great joy from. She enjoyed her involvement in parish happenings and was willing to help when she could, making many friends along the way. A kind and gentle lady she was also a caring and loving mother, she dedicated her life to her husband and children and in later life she enjoyed the company of her grandchildren very much. Farming all her life with her late husband Frank, Dympna loved her flowers too and callers to her home were inspired by her ‘green fingers’. Dympna will be missed by all who knew her but in particular by her family. Sympathy is extended to her sons Larry, Paul, Frankie, daughters Anna, Breda, Dympna, sisters Molly and Teresa, grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, sister-in-law, brothers-in-law, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends on their great loss. After funeral Mass in St. Ruadhan’s Church Lorrha on Thursday morning 27th burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Lorrha N.S. Open Day.

Lorrha N.S. open day will be take place on Friday March 7th from 2pm to 3.30pm. If parents are unavailable on that day please contact the school and we can arrange a time that suits you. Enrolment forms for September are available from the school or call (090) 9747295, email luanaofa@eircom.net. Visit our web site www.lorrhans.ie. Come along and meet the staff, speak to the teachers and view our facilities. All are welcome.

Spring De-Clutter.

Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout the Spring months. De-clutter your wardrobe, attack your attic, recycle all unwanted/unused items of clothing to make room for your Spring collection. We will accept any kind of bag or in bags provided by the committee at (086) 8647166. We can collect your unwanted items. Just call or text  (086) 8493595/ (086) 8647166/ (087) 2601413 with your name and details. We appreciate your support. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing  work around Lorrha Village.

Active Retirement.

We had a very enjoyable outing recently at The Thatched Cottage, Ballycommon. We were joined by our friends in Carrig, Cloughjordan and Portumna. A delicious meal with pleasant and friendly staff. Our next outing is March 16th to Limerick Racecourse. Please let us have your name as booking is required. Call Betty on (087) 6667374 or Barry on (086) 8143002. We’d like to see all our members there.

Congratulations to Nancy White who was recently re-elected chairperson of the mid western region Active Retirement Ireland. Nancy has stepped down after eight years of hard work as secretary to St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement. One of the last functions organised by Nancy was a very successful dinner dance at the Thatched Cottage Ballycommon which was attended by our National President Mai Quaid and CEO Maureen Kavanagh. A splendid time was had by all. Members are very grateful to Nancy for her unstinting effort on their behalf over the years.

Our meetings continue every Wednesday afternoon in Lorrha Hall 2.30 to 5 pm. New members welcome, drop in for a chat or a cuppa.

Cancelled.

Due to the excessive heavy rainfall, the Annual North Tipperary Ploughing Championships had to be cancelled on Sunday last. The committee regret any inconvenience this may have caused. The new date is Sunday March 30th on the same site which is situated 4km off the Borrisokane Road.  For further information contact the secretary Denis Cahalan on (087) 7793719.

Redwood N.S. Open Evening

Redwood NS are holding their open evening on Wednesday, 12th March from 6.00 -8.00 pm. This is an opportunity to visit the school, speak with the teachers and view the extensive range of facilities and resources available to students. Enrolment forms available on the night. Private viewings of the school can also be arranged by calling the school on 090 9747186. All are welcome.

Borrisokane Athletics Club
Borrisokane Athletics Club are holding a 10k race and a 5k fun run/walk. Entry for 10k is 15 euro and 10 for the 5k. It will be held on Sunday March 16th starting at 1pm. For more information please call 087 2210115.

Social Dancing.

Social dancing continues in the GAA centre on Friday night to the music of J & S Sound. Dancing from 9.30pm to 12.30am.

New Course.

A new 6 week Yoga course commencing Tuesday 4th March @ 6pm in The Engine Room, Portumna. For more information or to sign up please contact Liz on 087-6314581.

Course.

Starting your own Business course commencing in Birr on Thursday 6th March.  Running over 6 consecutive Thursday evenings until 10th April from 7 – 10pm. Course fee €70.  Contact 057 9352971 or  www.offalyceb.ie .

Lorrha Camogie Club.

At 8.30pm on 8th March, 2014 Lorrha Camogie Club will host a wedding of a most peculiar nature in the GAA clubhouse, Moatfield.  The names of the happy couple remain a closely guarded secret despite several attempts by the curious to extract information.
Sources close to the Club have hinted at an unorthodox and eventful ceremony.  Guests who are happy to ‘come out’ and declare their own brand of March madness are invited. Tickets are now all sold, please bring your ticket for entry, but you can come on the night and still be entered into the draw. Tickets are €10 each for ages 14+ which includes you entry and into a draw to win some smashing prizes including a Luxury Night away for two in Cork. It will be the maddest Wedding of 2014!! Usual terms and conditions apply. The bride’s parents have requested that guests arrive in good time.  Doors open at 8.00pm. Please arrive on time as the show cannot be interrupted and Nidge & Fran won’t be impressed!
Registration:
All players, underage and adult are required to register and pay their membership before matches and training commence. No player can train or play without being insured. Membership prices are as follows- Adults: €60(Inc in ticket draw) – Students: €40(Inc in ticket draw)- U18: €20(extra €5 for ticket draw) – Non playing members €30. All new players and members welcome. Please contact Michelle Maher (087)9058128. Thanks
Junior A League:
Lorrha were due to play Burgess on Sunday last but due to an unplayable pitch the match was postponed. Lorrha are due out in the league again the weekend of the 16th, Lorrha Vs Kildangan (at home. Training continues during the week, notified by text.
Underage Training:
There was a great crowd at training on Saturday morning which was great to see. Training again Saturday morning at 10.30am bring outdoor & indoor gear, training will be notified be text also. All new Players always Welcome. Camogie is a great way to meet new friends, be part of a team & have lots of fun(and nice Hoodies!!)

Smile Awhile and Laugh a Little Every Day.

Long ago, when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks it was called witchcraft… today it’s called GOLF.

 

 

Many thanks to all our readers for the Smile Awhile jokes. Do please keep them coming…we know you love them!!.


Lorrha Notes

Please Note that the North Tipperary Ploughing Championships due to take place on Sunday March 2nd has been postponed due to the weather.

Lorrha Notes

Sheila Dillon and Mick O’Meara looking splendid during the C.A.V.A. Awards night in Lorrha Hall last December.

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Late Sr. de Lourdes (Joan) Reddin.

The peaceful death occurred after a long illness on Saturday February 15th at Catherine McCauley House, Limerick, of Sister de Lourdes Reddin late of Rathcabbin. After attending Rathcabbin N.S. Joan attended secondary school in Carlow. She trained as a nurse and returned to Carlow where she entered St. Leo’s Convent of Mercy and took the religious name of Sr. de Lourdes. Her nursing skills were put to good use as she was posted to St. Mary’s Knockbeg boys boarding College. Here she was taught highly of by both students and staff, not just for her nursing abilities but also for her love of singing and music and was counted as a wonderful addition to the Convent choir. She made many trips back home to Rathcabbin over the years to visit her family and to have a game of cards with them, something she, and they, enjoyed very much. Sr. de Lourdes was to spend the last years of her life in the care of the staff at Catherine McAuley Nursing Home where she passed away peacefully at the age of 80. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her but in particular by her family. Sympathy is extended to her brother Pat (Cullagh, Rathcabbin), sister Sally O’Donoghue (Corrigeen, Rathcabbin), sister in-law Anne, her Community, nephews, nieces, extended family and a large circle of friends. After concelebrated funeral Mass in the Cathedral of the Assumption Carlow on Tuesday 18th burial took place in St. Mary’s Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Table Quiz Reminder.

Rathcabbin National School Parents Association are holding a Table Quiz on Friday 28th Feb in Kellys Pub at 9pm. Table of four €40. Prizes include 1st Dinner for four in Parkers Restaurant,  2nd €80 Voucher for Kellys Shop, 3rd Four bottles of wine and many spot prizes. Your support would be greatly appreciated as all funds go directly to activities/resources for the children.

Lorrha N.S. Open Day.

Lorrha N.S. open day will be take place on Friday March 7th from 2pm to 3.30pm. If parents are unavailable on that day please contact the school and we can arrange a time that suits you. Enrolment forms for September are available from the school or call (090) 9747295, email luanaofa@eircom.net. Visit our web site www.lorrhans.ie. Come along and meet the staff, speak to the teachers and view our facilities. All are welcome.

North Tipp Ploughing.

The North Tipperary ploughing championships will take place this year on the lands of Eamon and Mary Murphy, Ballingarry, by kind permission, on Sunday March 2nd and subject to weather conditions.  The site is situated 4km off the Borrisokane Road. Pre entry by February 28th to the secretary Denis Cahalan by call or text to (087) 7793719.

Spring De-Clutter.

Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout the Spring months. De-clutter your wardrobe, attack your attic, recycle all unwanted/unused items of clothing to make room for your Spring collection. We will accept any kind of bag or in bags provided by the committee at (086) 8647166. We can collect your unwanted items. Just call or text  (086) 8493595/ (086) 8647166/ (087) 2601413 with your name and details. We appreciate your support. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing  work around Lorrha Village.

Redwood N.S. Open Evening

Redwood NS are holding their open evening on Wednesday, 12th March from 6.00 -8.00 pm. This is an opportunity to visit the school, speak with the teachers and view the extensive range of facilities and resources available to students. Enrolment forms available on the night. Private viewings of the school can also be arranged by calling the school on 090 9747186. All are welcome.

Borrisokane Men’s Shed.

A place for men to make new friends, learn a new skill, do your own project, share knowledge, or just hang out and talk. Date, Thursday 27th February in The Yanks Bar at 8.00 pm. Come along and bring a friend. All welcome.

Borrisokane Athletics Club

Borrisokane Athletics Club are holding a 10k race and a 5k fun run/walk. Entry for 10k is 15 euro and 10 for the 5k. It will be held on Sunday March 16th starting at 1pm. For more information please call 087 2210115.

Social Dancing.

Social dancing continues in the GAA centre on Friday night to the music of Dermot and Irene Ring. Dancing from 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes Reminder.

This year’s Diocesan Pilgrimage will leave Shannon on Thursday June 26th, returning on Tuesday July 1st. The cost this year is still €677 per person sharing.  €10 discount for online booking at www.joewalshtours.ie . Booking forms can be obtained from Joe Walsh Tours, 143 Lower Baggot St, Dublin 2. Tel. 01 2410810.  A limited number of Sick Pilgrims will be accommodated in the Sanctuary of Lourdes at a cost of €556. Applications for sick pilgrims only, to Fr. Tom Ryan, Pilgrimage Director, SS John and Paul Presbytery, Shannon, Co.Clare. Tel. 061 64133. Families or individuals often sponsor a family member, parents or a friend on the occasion of an anniversary or Jubilee with a visit to Lourdes. Sponsorship for sick people is always welcome. For more details, see poster in Church porch and on the Killaloe Diocese website www.killaloediocese.ie.

Day of Faith.

Saturday, 8th March 2014, in the Priory Institute, Tallaght  Village, Dublin 24. Presenters – Fr.Wilfrid Harrington, OP,  Fr. Liam Walsh OP,  FR. Joe Havanagh OP,  Fr. John Littleton.  Call 01404 8124 or visit www.prioryinstitute.ie

Lorrha Camogie.

Just over 2 weeks to go until the Maddest Wedding of the Year! At 8.30pm on 8th March, 2014 Lorrha Camogie Club will host a wedding of a most peculiar nature in the GAA clubhouse, Moatfield.
The names of the happy couple remain a closely guarded secret despite several attempts by the curious to extract information.
Sources close to the Club have hinted at an unorthodox and eventful ceremony.  Guests who are happy to ‘come out’ and declare their own brand of March madness are invited. Animals displaying human traits may well run amuck.  Veterinary inspectors from the ISPCA and Department of Agriculture will be in attendance to ensure proper handling of this rare breed of beast.
It is feared that personal safety may prove an issue, should the madness become too extreme.  Security consultants (on massive bonuses) have been flown in for the occasion. Reasonable levels of odd behaviour are acceptable.  This includes permission to wear fluorescents according to personal taste.
The tidy sum of €10 will secure an excellent vantage point for ceremony, lavish supper, entertaining and good humoured shenanigans, hours of dancing and a licence to be officially March mad. Tickets are on sale around the parish.  Usual terms and conditions apply.
The bride’s parents have requested that guests arrive in good time.  Doors open at 8.00pm.

Tickets are selling fast and Thanks to all who have bought some already. Tickets are €10 each for ages 14+ which includes you entry and into a draw to win 1st Prize: Luxury Night away for two in Cork. 2nd prize: €100 Voucher for David Broderick Sports Therapy, very kindly donated by David (the Best Man Himself!!) and 3rd Prize: Meal for two.  Also on the night wedding ceremony antics with MC on the night the great Hubbie Hogan-say no more!! Special guests, a Lavish buffet, music and much more!  It will be the maddest Wedding of 2014!!  Thanks for your support.

Registration:
All players, underage and adult are required to register and pay their membership before matches and training commence. No player can train or play without being insured. Membership prices are as follows- Adults: €60(Inc in ticket draw) – Students: €40(Inc in ticket draw)- U18: €20(extra €5 for ticket draw) – Non playing members €30. All new players and members welcome. Please contact Michelle Maher (087)9058128. We will be sending out a text to all parents about training times. Thanks

Junior A League:
The Lorrha girls start off the 2014 Campaign with an away fixture to Burgess/Duharra on this Sunday the 2nd of March, time to be confirmed. Check our Facebook page for Details. Hard Luck to Bebhinn, Caoimhe and Muire Kenendy and the Tipperary Camogie girls who lost on Sunday to Meat and Offaly in the first round of the League.

Lorrha Camogie Club Facebook Page:
Keep up to date on any recent activity in the Club and in the Parish. Send in any old pictures or new and keep up to date on whats happening with the Mock Wedding!

Smile Awhile & Laugh A Little Every Day.

One summer evening during a violent thunderstorm a mother was  tucking her son into bed. She was about to turn off the light when he asked with a tremor in his voice, ‘Mummy, will you sleep with me tonight?’
The mother smiled and gave him a reassuring hug.
‘I can’t dear,’ she said. ‘I have to sleep in Daddy’s room.’
A long silence was broken at last by his shaky little voice:
‘The big sissy.’


Lorrha Notes

SAMSUNG 

Tickets for the Camogie Club Fundraiser, Mad March Mock Wedding are on sale throughout the parish.  The girls ask for your support…

Well Done.

Congratulations is extended to Jimmy and Nora O’Brien, London and Rathcabbin who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends in Kelly’s ‘The Last Chance’  Rathcabbin last week-end.  Well done to you both and many good wishes for the future.

Table Quiz.

Rathcabbin National School Parents Association are holding a Table Quiz on Friday 28th Feb in Kellys Pub at 9pm. Table of four €40. Prizes include 1st Dinner for four in Parkers Restaurant,  2nd €80 Voucher for Kellys Shop, 3rd Four bottles of wine and many spot prizes. Your support would be greatly appreciated as all funds go directly to activities/resources for the children.

Of Interest.

In the February edition of the Catholic monthly newspaper ‘Alive’ there is an article on Blessed Terence Albert O’Brien ( Beatified martyr). Remember, Fr. O’Brien OP. spent seven years working in Lorrha in the 1640’s (see page 15 of the newspaper).

Day of Faith.

Saturday, 8th March 2014, in the Priory Institute, Tallaght  Village, Dublin 24. Presenters – Fr.Wilfrid Harrington, OP,  Fr. Liam Walsh OP,  FR. Joe Havanagh OP,  Fr. John Littleton.  Call 01404 8124 or visit www.prioryinstitute.ie

Fraudulent Email Warning.

Fraudulent emails are being sent to taxpayers in an attempt to get personal information. The emails are pretending to be in connection with a tax refund and are headed, “Notice of Tax Return. Client No.” Taxpayers are being advised by the Revenue Commissioners that these emails are not from them and are an example of a phishing scam which involves a bogus emails being sent to people in order to trick them into revealing personal or financial information. The Revenue Commissioners say that they never send emails requesting personal information from customers and anyone who is actually awaiting a tax refund should contact their local Revenue Office to check its status. Anyone who has received an email purporting to be from Revenue and suspects it to be fraudulent or a scam should simply delete it they say. If a person has already responded to the fraudulent emails and provided personal information they are being advised to contact their bank or credit card company immediately.

Tipperary Environmental Network (TEN) Event.

CAVA are organizing a interesting event on 21st Feb. at 7.30pm in LIT, Tipperary, Thurles Campus.  The theme for the evening will be: Co-ops – The saving of a community. Guest speakers will include Bill Kelly – Meitheal Midwest and the Limerick Grocery Co-Operative, Maeve O’Hair and Mary Fogarty – The Cottage, Loughmore, Marcella Maher – Drombane – Upperchurch Energy Team. Following previous events various topics have come to the fore. Among these has been the need to support local producers and businesses. The founding of the co-op movement in the 1880’s by Horace Plunkett was the genesis of the spread of the agricultural co-operative in Ireland. From this many other co-operatives have been successful such as the credit unions, fishing co-operatives, craft co-operatives etc. The essence of the co-operative movement is in the social capital gain for the community – people working together for the greater good of the members and their community. All welcome.

Spring De-Clutter.

Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout the Spring months. De-clutter your wardrobe, attack your attic, recycle all unwanted/unused items of clothing to make room for your Spring collection. We will accept any kind of bag or in bags provided by the committee at (086) 8647166. We can collect your unwanted items. Just call or text  (086) 8493595/ (086) 8647166/ (087) 2601413 with your name and details. We appreciate your support. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing  work around Lorrha Village.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement.

On Sunday Feb. 23rd we are having a meal in The Thatch Restaurant, Ballycommon. All members welcome. If you plan on attending please give your name to a member of the committee or to the secretary Barry O’Brien at (086) 8143002. Transport will be provided. We look forward to seeing you all there.

Social Dancing:

Social dancing continues in the GAA Centre this Friday night to the music of Peter Bourke. Dancing from 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Redwood NS Open Evening

Redwood NS are holding their open evening on Wednesday, 12th March from 6.00 -8.00 pm. This is an opportunity to visit the school, speak with the teachers and view the extensive range of facilities and resources available to students. Enrolment forms available on thee night. Private viewings of the school can also be arranged by calling the school on 090 9747186. All are welcome.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes Reminder.

Tuesday 11th February is the 156th anniversary of the Apparitions of Our Lady to St Bernadette in Lourdes. This year’s Diocesan Pilgrimage will leave Shannon on Thursday June 26th, returning on Tuesday July 1st. The cost this year is still €677 per person sharing.  €10 discount for online booking at www.joewalshtours.ie . Booking forms can be obtained from Joe Walsh Tours, 143 Lower Baggot St, Dublin 2. Tel. 01 2410810.  A limited number of Sick Pilgrims will be accommodated in the Sanctuary of Lourdes at a cost of €556. Applications for sick pilgrims only, to Fr. Tom Ryan, Pilgrimage Director, SS John and Paul Presbytery, Shannon, Co.Clare. Tel. 061 64133. Families or individuals often sponsor a family member, parents or a friend on the occasion of an anniversary or Jubilee with a visit to Lourdes. Sponsorship for sick people is always welcome. For more details, see poster in Church porch and on the Killaloe Diocese website www.killaloediocese.ie.

Lorrha Camogie.

Just over 3 weeks to go until the Maddest Wedding of the Year! Tickets are selling fast and thanks to all who have bought some already. Here Comes the Bride and where’s the Groom??!!….Lorrha Camogie Club will be hosting the ‘Mad March Mock Wedding’ on Saturday, 8th of March at 8.30pm so keep this date free! It will be the Camogie Club’s main fundraiser for the year and tickets are now on sale and can be got from the Camogie panel and committee.
Registration:
All players, underage and adult are required to register and pay their membership before matches and training commence. No player can train or play without being insured. Membership prices are as follows- Adults: €60(Inc in ticket draw) – Students: €40(Inc in ticket draw)- U18: €20(extra €5 for ticket draw) – Non playing members €30. All new players and members welcome. Please contact Michelle Maher (087)9058128. We will be sending out a text to all parents about training times.

Clothing Collection:
We are having a clothing recycling drive in aid of Lorrha Camogie Club. The collection day will be at the end of April but we can collect bags at any time off people. Please donate any unwanted clothes that are clean and dry and in big black bin bags. Contact Elaine Hough 087-1357080 or any member of the committee.

Smile Awhile & Laugh A Little Every Day.

THREE NUNS WERE ATTENDING AN HURLING FINAL..

THREE  MEN WERE SITTING DIRECTLY BEHIND..

BECAUSE  THEIR HABITS WERE PARTIALLY BLOCKING THE VIEW, THE  MEN DECIDED TO BADGER THE NUNS HOPING THAT THEY’D GET  ANNOYED ENOUGH TO MOVE TO ANOTHER AREA..

IN  A VERY LOUD VOICE, THE FIRST GUY  SAID, “I THINK I’M GOING TO
MOVE TO BRISBANE .. THERE ARE ONLY 100 NUNS  LIVING THERE..”
THEN  THE SECOND GUY SPOKE UP AND SAID,  “I WANT TO GO TO
TASMANIA …….THERE ARE ONLY 50 NUNS LIVING THERE..”
THE  THIRD GUY SAID, “I WANT TO GO TO NEW ZEALAND …….THERE  ARE
ONLY 25 NUNS LIVING THERE…”

ONE  OF THE NUNS TURNED AROUND, LOOKED AT  THE MEN, AND  IN A VERY SWEET AND CALM VOICE SAID,

“WHY  DON’T  ALL THREE OF YOU GO TO  HELL …….THERE AREN’T ANY NUNS THERE!”


Lorrha Notes

 

Lorrha Notes

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes.

Tuesday 11th February is the 156th anniversary of the Apparitions of Our Lady to St Bernadette in Lourdes. This year’s Diocesan Pilgrimage will leave Shannon on Thursday June 26th, returning on Tuesday July 1st. The cost this year is still €677 per person sharing.  €10 discount for online booking at www.joewalshtours.ie . Booking forms can be obtained from Joe Walsh Tours, 143 Lower Baggot St, Dublin 2. Tel. 01 2410810.  A limited number of Sick Pilgrims will be accommodated in the Sanctuary of Lourdes at a cost of €556. Applications for sick pilgrims only, to Fr. Tom Ryan, Pilgrimage Director, SS John and Paul Presbytery, Shannon, Co.Clare. Tel. 061 64133. Families or individuals often sponsor a family member, parents or a friend on the occasion of an anniversary or Jubilee with a visit to Lourdes. Sponsorship for sick people is always welcome. For more details, see poster in Church porch and on the Killaloe Diocese website www.killaloediocese.ie.

News from Lorrha School.

We congratulate our nine pupils who received their Confirmation on Saturday last in Lorrha. Well done to Daniel Madden, Niamh Moran, Jack Moran, Michaela Young, Michael Houlihan, Caolán Bennett, Dylan Mannion, Eoin Gallagher, Adam Walsh. We  extend congratulations to our two quiz teams who participated in the Borrisokane Credit Union schools quiz which was held recently. The under 13 team of Tom Duggan, Colm Fogarty, Avie D’Arcy and Niamh Moran came in a close second while the under 11 team consisting of Caoimhe O’Meara, Lisa Duggan, Sarah Mannion, Ronan Shewbridge were placed in the third position. Well done to all.

Spring De-Clutter.

Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout the Spring months. De-clutter your wardrobe, attack your attic, recycle all unwanted/unused items of clothing to make room for your Spring collection. We will accept any kind of bag or in bags provided by the committee at (086) 8647166. We can collect your unwanted items. Just call or text  (086) 8493595/ (086) 8647166/ (087) 2601413 with your name and details. We appreciate your support. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing  work around Lorrha Village.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement.

Following our A.G.M. on the 5th February the members voted in for the coming year are Chairman: Tim Kelly, Vice Chairman: Eamon Mannion, Treasurer: Betty Houlihan, Secretary: Barry O’Brien, Assistant Secretary: Ann Power, P.R.O. Mary D’Arcy with committee: Susan Delahunt, Marie O’Meara, Nora O’Hara, Gaye Needham. We would like to thank our outgoing committee for the outstanding work and dedication to our club for the last year, especially our outgoing Secretary Nancy White who was a founder member and made St. Ruadhan’s into one of the most successful in the Country. From all our members a big thank you.

Rathcabbin National School

Congratulations to Oisín Clancy, Adam Clancy, Rebecca McDermott, Emer Hogan, Katelyn Deegan, Amie Ryan and Saoirse Guinan, our students who received the Sacrament of Confirmation from Bishop Kieran O’Reilly in Lorrha on Saturday 8th Feb. Their preparation for the sacrament was a credit to all involved and will be memorable day in their lives.

Swimming Lessons has commenced in Birr Leisure Centre for all the children from first class to sixth class and will run for ten weeks. This is a great opportunity for the children to learn a life skill and we thank the parents for their support.

German lessons continue each Tuesday with Ute Duggan and Whizzkids computer programming lessons are taking place every Wednesday in school.

Hurling training with coach Jimmy Dunne from Lorrha&Dorrha GAA club takes place each Monday with all children participating. The first matches for Cuman na mBunscol will be taking places in March/April.

We are celebrating this month’s Grandparents Day in school on February 14th. The children have designed an interview and have invited a number of grandparents to speak about school/play/life when they were growing up. This should give the children a valuable history lesson and form an important link with the community.

Enrolment of new junior infants for Sept 2014 is now taking place. With the addition of another class teacher in September, we hope to continue building for the future in Rathcabbin National School. Please contact Mr D’Arcy, Principal on 0579139008, see advert in local papers.

Water Meeting.

A General Meeting of the Abbeyville Group Water Scheme will be held in Lorrha Community Hall  on Thursday 13th February at 8.30pm.

Social Dancing:

Social dancing continues in the GAA Centre this Friday night to the music of Catherine and Images. Dancing from 9.30pm to 12.30am.

75th Anniversary Reminder.

2014 marks the 75th anniversary of Redwood N.S. and to celebrate this wonderful occasion, a special Mass in Redwood Church and a re-union buffet dance will be held in the clubhouse, Lorrha on Saturday, 07th June 2014. We are currently putting together lists of past pupils. If you think that you can be of any help locating past pupils (addresses etc) or if you have any old school photos or would like to be involved , please drop into the school any evening after 3 p.m. or contact on 090 9747186 / 086 8834083

Good Luck.

The best of luck to Hazel Reddin and Portumna Community School in the Junior Connacht camogie final v Loughrea at a date to be announced.

Lorrha Camogie.

Tickets are selling fast for our mad March Mock Wedding fundraiser on Saturday 8th at 8.30pm.  Here Comes the Bride and where’s the Groom? It will be the Camogie Club’s main fundraiser for the year and tickets are now on sale and can be got from the Camogie panel, committee, Maher’s shop in Lorrha and Kelly’s Shop, Rathcabbin. Tickets are €10 each for ages 14+ which includes you entry and into a draw to win some valuable spot prizes.

Clothing Collection:
We are having a clothing recycling drive in aid of Lorrha Camogie Club. The collection day will be at the end of March but we can collect bags at any time off people. Call Elaine on 087 1357080.
Registration Night:
The Club will be holding a registration night on this Friday the 14th February from 7pm – 8pm in the GAA Complex. All players, underage and adult are required to register and pay their membership before matches and training commence. No player can train or play without being insured. Membership prices are as follows- Adults: €60(Inc in ticket draw) – Students: €40(Inc in ticket draw)- U18: €20(extra €5 for ticket draw) – Non playing members €30. All new players and members welcome.
Congratulations to all who made their Confirmation in Lorrha on Saturday especially to all the great Lorrha Camogie stars! Well done also to the Tipperary Senior Hurling Team and our own Bonner Maher who won the Waterford Crystal Cup on Friday.

Smile Awhile and Laugh a Little Every Day.

There was a man who worked for the Post Office whose job was to process all the mail that had illegible addresses.
One day, a letter came addressed in a shaky handwriting to God with no actual address.
He thought he should open it to see what it was about.
The letter read:

Dear God,

I am an 83 year old widow, living on a very small pension. Yesterday someone stole my purse. It had €100 in it, which was all the money I had until my next pension payment.
Next Sunday is Christmas, and I had invited two of my friends over for dinner.
Without that money, I have nothing to buy food with, have no family to turn to, and you are my only hope… Can you please help me?

Sincerely, Ena.
The postal worker was touched. He showed the letter to all the other workers. Each one dug into his or her wallet and came up with a few euro. By the time he made the rounds, he had collected €96, which they put into an envelope and sent to the woman.
The rest of the day, all the workers felt a warm glow thinking of Ena and the dinner she would be able to share with her friends.
Christmas came and went.
A few days later, another letter came from the same old lady to God.
All the workers gathered around while the letter was opened.
It read:

Dear God,

How can I ever thank you enough for what you did for me? Because of your gift of love, I was able to fix a glorious dinner for my friends.
We had a very nice day and I told my friends of your wonderful gift. By the way, there was €4 missing.
I think it might have been those b******* at the post office.
Sincerely,

Ena.