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Local News

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

Lorrha Notes

Reigning All-Ireland champions Tipperary beat Munster finalists Clare  0.28 to 3.16 in the SHC quarter final on Sunday last 23rd  in the first senior intercounty game to be played at Pairc Ui Chaoimh since the renovation. Tipp play Galway in the semi final on Sunday August 6th in Croke Park

Late Mary Madden

The death occurred in St. Kieran’s Care Home Rathcabbin on Friday July 14th surrounded by her family, of Mary Madden Portland, Lorrha. Nee Watson, Mary who came from Killimor in Co. Galway was in her 88th year.
Mary nursed in England and Belfast before returning home to marry Christy Madden who predeceased her in 2002. She was a hard working woman who helped Christy run the farm as well as raising her family and was also a deeply religious woman. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her but in particular by her family. Mary is survived by her sons Declan (Portland), Larry (Borrisokane), Gerard (Ardcroney) and daughter Jacinta Gavin (Aglish), her brothers John Joe (St. Kieran’s Care Home), Paddy (Killimor), her sister Annie (Killimor), daughters in-law Bridgid and Phil, son in law Mike, grandchildren, great grandchild, nieces, nephew, relatives, neighbours and friends to whom sympathy is offered.  After funeral Mass in St. Ruadhan’s Church Lorrha on Monday July 17th burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Late Mary O’Meara.

The community was saddened to hear of the death of Mary O'Meara (nee Sherlock) of Carrigahorig who passed away peacefully in the Galway Clinic on Monday July 17th .
Mary who celebrated her 90th birthday on March 15th  was a well known and popular lady who ran a shop, pub and the local post office in Carrigahorig for all her working life. She loved to meet people and have a chat with them or to play a game of cards with the customers in her pub.
She had a keen interest in the GAA being a Tipperary supporter all her life. She supported Galway when her son Joe played U14 and minor hurling with Galway and in recent years a Dublin supporter with her grandson Cillian playing U21 football with Dublin. In her spare time she liked nothing better than to take down her knitting and turn out a cardigan or jumper. Predeceased by her son Joe (1991) and husband Leo (2004), she will be sadly missed by her daughters Geraldine (Carrigahorig) and Miriam (Dublin), sister Nancy Lambe (Rathcabbin), son-in-law Don and grandchildren Cillian, Ciara, Sinéad and Órla, relatives, neighbours and friends to whom sympathy is offered.
After funeral Mass in St. Ruadhan’s Church Lorrha on Friday July 21st. burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.

2018 Lorrha Parish Calendar.

Anyone interested in advertising their business in the 2018 edition of the LorrhaDorrha Parish Calendar is asked to contact (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 872601413 or email us at info@lorrhadorrha.ie without delay. Also, anyone wishing to loan photographs for possible inclusion, or poems or stories concerning the parish, can also call or text the above numbers or email to the above. All photographs will be returned.

Well Done.

Congratulations is extended to the Lorrha Junior “B” team and management who overcame Roscrea 1.13 to 1.7 in the North Tipp Hurling League Final Replay on Tuesday evening last in Cloughjordan. We wish them well in the championship campaign.

Summer De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the summer 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 which helps to keep one adult employed. Many thanks for your continued support.

Lorrha Camogie:

Many thanks to all those who came to our quiz night last Friday in  the Friar's Tavern in Lorrha and made it such an enjoyable event.  Well done to all the prize winners as follows; Michelle Kinnehan-  signed Tipperary hurling jersey, Brendan Reid-signed Tipperary  football jersey, Elaine Hogan-meal voucher for the Ferry Inn, Abbi  McPartlin-Hamper sponsored by Mikey Naylor Car Dismantlers, Nuala  Maher-bag sponsored by Cavanaghs Birr and spot prize winners  Padraic Reddan, Declan O'Meara and Luke Dervin.
Well done to the  Shannon Rovers quiz team on winning the quiz and who very kindly  donated their prize winnings to the club. Many thanks to Aidan and  Pauline McIntyre for running the quiz and to Donna and Mark Mannion  for hosting the event and providing food on the night. Many thanks  to our chairperson Bernie Cleary for putting in so much work into  organising everything and for looking after our club so well.

U16: Well done to our U16 girls who play with the Shannon Rovers Club on a great win over Nenagh in their final group match. The  girls are now through to the semi-final stages and await a fixture  for the match

Junior: Training and practice matches continue weekly ahead of our   upcoming Championship fixtures in August, all members of the panel  are asked to make every effort to attend.

 

Open to the Public.

Redwood Castle is  open daily from 2-6pm for guided tours. Tours last approximately 1 hour and entrance is only €5 per person. The castle will remain open from now until the 6th of September.  We can be contacted by email at redwoodcastleireland@gmail.com or through our Facebook page (search Redwood Castle).

GAA News

Senior: Lorrha's final round game of the County Championship against Knockavilla Kickhams has been fixed for Sunday 13th August in Nenagh at 1.30pm

Junior: The North Tipp Junior 'B' Hurling League Final Replay against Roscrea was played on Tuesday evening week last with Lorrha winning 1-13 to 1-7. Well done to the players and mentors.

Last Sunday, Lorrha's championship campaign began when Silvermines travelled to Moatfield with Lorrha winning 1-20 to 2-16. Lorrha face Ballinahinch in round 2 this Friday 28th July in Shallee at 7.00pm.

Minor: Lorrha Rovers are away to Kilruane MacDonaghs in Cloughjordan this evening (Wednesday) at 7pm, needing a win to stay in the hunt for the semi-finals.

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers played Toomevara, away, in the second round of the championship last Monday and were defeated 3-17 to 2-8. Next Monday, they play Roscrea in Moatfield at 7.15pm

Under 14: Lorrha Rovers Gaels defeated Newport 5-15 to 0-2 in Moatfield last Wednesday and are are now preparing for a quarter final next Wednesday evening, 2 August, opponent to be confirmed

Under 12: Lorrha played Kilruane MacDonaghs in Moatfield in the North 'B' Hurling semi-final last Monday and won 1-11 to 2-3. Lorrha will play Borrisokane in the final on Saturday 5th August, venue and time to be confirmed.

Tipperary: Well done to Patrick Maher, Brian Hogan, John Madden and the Tipperary Senior hurlers in the All Ireland quarter final against Clare last Saturday.

Tipperary v Galway Tickets: All orders for stand, terrace and family tickets for the All Ireland semi-final against Galway on Sunday 6th August must be with Michael Kennedy 0871854602 by this Friday night, 28th July.

Tipperary Clubs Draw: Well done to Thomas Ward who won third prize of flights to Australia or €3000 in the July Tipperary Clubs Draw last Friday night. Tony Coen also won the promoters prize of €200.

Fundraiser: The club has launched a 2500-to-1 fundraising draw with a prize fund of €10,000. We have 2,500 tickets valued from 1 cent to 2500 cents (€25) and when you accept to take a ticket, you scratch off a hidden section and the value in this section is what you pay for the ticket, it could be 1 cent, €25, or any value in between. All tickets bought will be entered into a draw in late September for a top prize of €5,000 with eleven ther prizes ranging from €2,000 to €200. Your support would be appreciated.

Cul Camp: Lorrha Kellogg's Cul Camp got underway last Monday with 92 children taking part, one of our largest camps in recent years. We hope all our young players and coaches have an enjoyable week.

Lotto: Our jackpot is €7,800 with a Match 3 pot of €120. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: continues on Friday with music of Dermot Lyons, from 9.30pm til late.

Sympathy: Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the O'Meara family on the passing of Mary O'Meara, Carrigahorig, who died last week. May she rest in peace.


Lorrha Notes

Congratulations is extended to the Lorrha Junior B team and management who overcame Roscrea 1.13 to 1.7 in the North Tipp Hurling League Final Replay on Tuesday evening last in Cloughjordan. The best of luck  against Silvermines in the championship campaign which begins this Sunday in Moatfield at 12 noon. This game is subject to change. Check social media for updates

Recent Wedding.

The lovely wedding of Brendan Fogarty, son of Dympna and Willie, Ballyquirke, Lorrha and Marcella O’Brien, daughter of Marie and Pat, Carrig, Birr took place in St. Ruadhan’s Church, Lorrha on Friday July 7th . 2017.
Sinead O’Brien, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid and she was joined by Gráinne Regan (friend) and Claire Kelly (cousin). David Fogarty, brother of the groom, was bestman while the two groomsmen were his two brothers Christopher and Colm. The grooms nephew three year old Mason Fogarty was the page boy and a great job he did too. Fr. Michael Geraghty (Nenagh) presided over the ceremony with the Mass readings by was Eoin McGovern and Natalie Hehir, friends of the couple. The beautiful church music was provided by Virtuoso Chamber Choir. Both mothers Dympna and Marie brought the offertory gifts to the altar.
Many congratulations and best wishes is extended to Brendan and Marcella as they return to Australia where they will reside in the city of Parth. May you enjoy a long and happy life together.

Well Done.

Well done to Kevin Cahalan  who was member of the Tipperary under 14 football panel who won the Munster title and the Jim Power Cup in Waterford recently defeating Kerry South in the final.

Lorrha Camogie:

Well done to Clodagh McIntyre who had a great win with the U16 Tipperary Camogie team over Wexford on a scoreline of 5-09 to 0-10.

Reminder-Lorrha Camogie Fundraiser:

Our fundraising table quiz and draw take place this Friday, 21st July, in the Friars Tavern Lorrha. €2 lines are on sale now from all players with fantastic prizes such as; a signed Tipperary Hurling Jersey, a signed Tipperary Football Jersey, a meal voucher for The Ferry Inn plus various other prizes. All support goes towards the running of the club and is greatly appreciated, so please support the girls and get your quiz team ready for this Friday 21st!!

St. Cronan’s Service Community Employment Vacancies.

St. Cronan’s Service Birr has a CE vacancy for a Support Worker. A full clean B driving licence will be required for this position . St. Cronan’s Service Roscrea has a vacancy for a Housekeeper  Monday – Friday. In order to be eligible for these positions you must be in receipt of a Social Welfare payment.  If you are interested please phone Deirdre on 087 9772409 /0505 21426 for further information re these positions.

Enrolment.

Little Feet pre-school  / Monressori, Breedagh, Lorrha are taking names for September. ECCE registered. Book your free place today. We care for all ages and provide full day care. In order to stay providing this local service we need the support of  the local community.

Harvest Fair.

This year Milford Hospice Annual Harvest Fair celebrates its  32nd anniversary and is scheduled for Sunday 27th August at the University of Limerick. There will be a fun filled programme of activities and entertainment.  For further details, please contact the Fundraising Office on: 061 485859/201758.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to the Clancy family Rathcabbin on the death of their Aunt Sadie Delaney Clara and formerly Kinnitty who died on July 9th.  After funeral Mass in St. Brigid's Church, Clara, burial took place in the Monastery Cemetery, Clara. May she rest in peace.
Sympathy is extended to the Madden Family Poortland on the death of their mother Mary. May she rest in peace.

Church News.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Thursday from 10.00am to 8.00pm in  Rathcabbin  Church. We invite all parishioners to come and stay a while in the presence of Jesus.
Youth 2000 Summer youth festival will take place from 17th- 20th August 2017.  ‘Come Closer, Hear my Word’.  Youth 2000 invites you to a Fantastic  Four Day Catholic Summer Festival. The event is aimed at those aged 16 – 35.  This is an opportunity to meet new friends, explore your faith, experience something new, find out what it means to be young and catholic today.  Free Buses.  Book your place: www.youth2000.ie , email office@youth2000.ie , or call 01 675 3690.

Youth  Faith Fest:
Over the past few months a huge increase in the range of youth ministry has been noticed across the diocese. Hence the Diocesan Youth Forum is planning a Youth Fest in St. Flannan’s College, Ennis on Saturday 30th September, open to all young people who are in Transition year and up.   The day will begin with an opening ceremony led by Bishop Fintan. Following this people will have the choice of attending two  of ten workshops. There will be a para liturgy prior to Lunch,  followed by an open afternoon where all youth groups and organisations in the diocese will display information stands and the day will culminate in a closing ceremony. The day will be free of charge to all young people and food will be provided.   Leaders of youth groups or youth organisations within parishes are invited to contact Cora Guinnane,  co-ordinator of the administration aspect of the fest, to ensure all youth groups across the diocese are represented and invited. Cora can be contacted on 087 2400135 or coraguinnane@gmail.com and the team will follow up with information, flyers and invitations.

Music Ministry.

A Music Ministry get together will take place in Cistercian College Roscrea, from August 8th to 13th led by Composer Ian Callanan and team. You are invited to come along for 5 days of music, prayer and liturgy. For further information go to www.musicministry.ie or call (087) 6790336.

Borrisikane Credit Union.

Representatives from Borrisokane Credit Union will be in the Sceal shop Lorrha on Sunday morning. 23rd July 2017 from 10.30am for all your enquiries.  Do please call in and have a chat.

Summer De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the summer 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 which helps to keep one adult employed. Many thanks for your continued support.

Open to the Public.

Redwood Castle is  open daily from 2-6pm for guided tours. Tours last approximately 1 hour and entrance is only €5 per person. The castle will remain open from now until the 6th of September.

We can be contacted by;

This email address redwoodcastleireland@gmail.com

Or through our Facebook page (search Redwood Castle).

GAA News

Senior: Lorrha fell to 5-18 to 4-15 defeat to Holycross/Ballycahill in the final round of the County League last Saturday in Moatfield. Having won 2, drawn 1 and lost 2 games, Lorrha missed out on the semi-finals but retained their division 2 status for 2018. The final round game of the County Championship against Knockavilla Kickhams is dependent on Tipperary's progress through the qualifiers.

Junior: The North Tipp Junior 'B' Hurling League Final Replay against Roscrea was played on Tuesday evening with Lorrha winning 1-13 to 1-7. Well done to the players and mentors. Lorrha's championship campaign begins this Sunday when Silvermines travel to Moatfield at 12 noon but the game is subject to change. Check social media for updates

Minor: Lorrha Rovers resumed the Minor Hurling Championship last Thursday against Kiladangan in Ballinderry but suffered a 4-19 to 1-14 defeat. They have a bye this week and will be away to Toomevara in their next game, likely to be on Thursday 27thJuly.

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers began their U16 'A' hurling campaign at home to Burgess last Monday week and won 5-19 to 0-8. They had a bye last Monday and return to action on 23rd July away to Toomevara at 7.15pm

Under 14: Lorrha Rovers Gaels suffered a 3-10 to 1-7 defeat away to in Ballina last Wednesday. This evening (Wednesday) they host Newport in Moatfield at 7.15pm.

Under 12: Lorrha will play Kilruane MacDonaghs in Moatfield in the North 'B' Hurling semi-final on Friday 28th July at 7.00pm.

Tipperary: Best of luck to Patrick Maher, Brian Hogan, John Madden and the Tipperary Senior hurlers in the All Ireland quarter final against Clare this Saturday.

Hard luck to the senior footballers on their defeat to Armagh last Saturday.

Fundraiser: The club has launched a 2500-to-1 fundraising draw with a prize fund of €10,000. We have 2,500 tickets valued from 1 cent to 2500 cents (€25) and when you accept to take a ticket, you scratch off a hidden section and the value in this section is what you pay for the ticket, it could be 1 cent, €25, or any value in between. All tickets bought will be entered into a draw in late September for a top prize of €5,000 with eleven ther prizes ranging from €2,000 to €200. Your support would be appreciated.

Cul Camp: Lorrha Kellogg's Cul Camp takes place in Moatfield from next Monday 24thto Friday 28th July from 10am to 2.30pm each day. Camp is open for 6-13 year olds, to register, go to www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie and find the Lorrha camp in the Tipperary listing. The camp costs €60 for one child, €50 for a second and €40 for a third or more children and they will be provided with full camp kit. Best of luck to all taking part and here's to an enjoyable week.

Lotto: Our jackpot is €7,500 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: continues on Friday with music of Dermot Lyons, from 9.30pm til late.

Sympathy: Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the Madden family on the death of Mary Madden (nee Watson), Portland, who passed away last weekend. May she rest in peace.

 


Lorrha Notes

PLEASE NOTE:  This game has been cancelled due to a fixtures error.

Best of luck to the Lorrha Junior B team in the re-play of the North Final which takes place in Nenagh on Sunday evening July 16th at 7pm . Lorrha tied 3.19 with Roscrea after extra time in the previous game. The Lorrha panel: 1. Tony Hogan. 2. Eoin Gormally. 3. Noel Hogan. 4. Tony Needham. 5. Michael Kennedy. 6. Conor Sullivan, 7. Denis O’Meara. 8. David Sherlock. Leon Houlihan. 10. Jack Maher. 11. Willie Maher. 12. Robert Quinn. 13. Michael Brophy. 14. Padraig Kennedy. 15. Paddy Hough. 16. Jamie Lewis. 17. David Needham. 18. Christopher Guilfoyle (Captain), 19. Donal Kennedy. 20. John O’Meara. 21. David Sullivan. 22. Trevor Hogan. 23. Tomas Kennedy. 24. Ronan King. 25. Ger Lambe. 26. Willie Hough. 27. Ross O’Meara.

Patrick "Bonner" Maher was a huge influence on the Tipperary win over Dublin. Best of luck to Bonner, Brian and selector John and all the team and mentors when they play Clare in Cork in the quarter finals on Saturday July 22

Late Tom Kennedy.

The death occurred after a long illness in St. Kieran’s Care Home, Rathcabbin on Monday July 3rd of Tom Kennedy, Lisballyard, Rathcabbin.
Just a few weeks short of his 58th birthday, Tom worked with North Tipp Co. Council for close on 40 years, taking over from his father who gained promotion in the job at the time. He also had an interest in farming and kept some dry stock.
He was a quiet individual who was well known and liked and was a familiar figure on the roads on his Honda 50.
He is survived by his two sisters, his twin Noreen Brereton (Cloghan), Helen (Rathcabbin), brothers in –law Tommy and Ollie, uncle Tommy, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends to whom sympathy is extended. After con-celebrated Funeral Mass in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin  burial took place afterwards in Lorrha Cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Late Maureen O’Meara.

The death occurred on Wednesday July 5th in Portumna Retirement Home after a short illness, of Maureen O’Meara, Lisballyard, Rathcabbin.  Nee Lawlor, Maureen was a hard working woman who took care of her young family of nine after the death of her husband Jack at the age of 48 back in 1972.  Her eldest son Seamus left school at the time and worked alongside his mother on the farm. She joined the local I.C.A. group where she loved to mix and meet with her neighbours and share her love of knitting and sewing. In later years gardening was her hobby and she spent many long hours there in the company of her grandchildren whom she loved.
Pre-deceased by her husband Jack and son Pat (in 1983), she is survived by her family Seamus (Rathcabbin), Sean (Spain), Stephanie (Tynagh), Kathleen, Ann (Carrigahorig), Margaret (Rathcabbin), Nuala (Rathcabbin), Michael (Lusmagh), sons in-law, daughters in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephew, relatives, neighbours and friends. After con-celebrated funeral Mass on Friday 7th in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin, burial took place in Lorrha Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to the family of Benny Starr, Grange, Lorrha and Portumna who died on Friday July 7th after a short illness. His remains will repose in the Hibernian Funeral Home, Portumna this Wednesday evening July 12th from 4pm to 6pm. Cremation on Thursday in Mount Jerome, Dublin. May he rest in peace.

School Reunion.

A reminder that Rathcabbin National School reunion takes place in Kellys Last Chance Bar next Saturday 15th July from 8.30 on. All past pupils and friends welcome for music chat and food. Lots of pictures, stories and memories. If you want to share any pictures you may contact Darina on 0579139981 or email to darina-kelly@hotmail.com.

Church News.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Thursday from 10.00am to 8.00pm in  Rathcabbin  Church. We invite all parishioners to come and stay a while in the presence of Jesus.
Youth 2000 Summer youth festival will take place from 17th- 20th August 2017.  ‘Come Closer, Hear my Word’.  Youth 2000 invites you to a Fantastic  Four Day Catholic Summer Festival. The event is aimed at those aged 16 – 35.  This is an opportunity to meet new friends, explore your faith, experience something new, find out what it means to be young and catholic today.  Free Buses.  Book your place: www.youth2000.ie , email office@youth2000.ie , or call 01 675 3690.

Youth  Faith Fest:
Over the past few months a huge increase in the range of youth ministry has been noticed across the diocese. Hence the Diocesan Youth Forum is planning a Youth Fest in St. Flannan’s College, Ennis on Saturday 30th September, open to all young people who are in Transition year and up.   The day will begin with an opening ceremony led by Bishop Fintan. Following this people will have the choice of attending two  of ten workshops. There will be a para liturgy prior to Lunch,  followed by an open afternoon where all youth groups and organisations in the diocese will display information stands and the day will culminate in a closing ceremony. The day will be free of charge to all young people and food will be provided.   Leaders of youth groups or youth organisations within parishes are invited to contact Cora Guinnane,  co-ordinator of the administration aspect of the fest, to ensure all youth groups across the diocese are represented and invited. Cora can be contacted on 087 2400135 or coraguinnane@gmail.com and the team will follow up with information, flyers and invitations.

Music Ministry.

A Music Ministry get together will take place in Cistercian College Roscrea, from August 8th to 13th led by Composer Ian Callanan and team. You are invited to come along for 5 days of music, prayer and liturgy. For further information go to www.musicministry.ie or call (087) 6790336.

Clean Up.

The parishioners of St Ruadhans Cof I Lorrha would like to thank everyone who has helped in any way in the upkeep of St Ruadhans Graveyard. The next work evening will take place on Tuesday 18th July at 7.00 pm.

Lorrha Camogie Fundraiser:

Lorrha Camogie Club are holding a fundraising table quiz and draw on Friday 21st July in the Friars Tavern Lorrha. €2 lines are on sale now from all players with fantastic prizes such as; a signed Tipperary Hurling Jersey, a signed Tipperary Football Jersey,  a meal voucher for The Ferry Inn plus various other prizes. All support goes towards the running of the club and is greatly appreciated, so please support the girls and get your quiz team ready for Friday 21st!!

St. Cronan’s Service Community Employment Vacancies.

St. Cronan’s Service Birr has a CE vacancy for a Support Worker. A full clean B driving licence will be required for this position . St. Cronan’s Service Roscrea has a vacancy for a Housekeeper  Monday – Friday. In order to be eligible for these positions you must be in receipt of a Social Welfare payment.  If you are interested please phone Deirdre on 087 9772409 /0505 21426 for further information re these positions.

Summer De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the summer 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 which helps to keep one adult employed. Many thanks for your continued support.

Well Done.

Congratulations is extended to Patrick “Bonner” Maher, Brian Hogan and selector John Madden on a fine win over Dublin in round 2 of the championship on Saturday last. We wish them well in the quarter final against Clare.

Good Luck.

The best of luck to the Lorrha Junior ‘B’ hurlers and management in the North final re-play this coming Sunday 16th.  See fixtures in papers for venue and time.

GAA News.

Senior: Lorrha face Holycross/Ballycahill in the final round of the County League this Saturday 15th July at 7.30pm, needing a win to make the semi-finals. The final round game of the County Championship against Knockavilla Kickhams is dependent on Tipperary's progress through the qualifiers.

Junior: The North Tipp Junior 'B' Hurling League Final Replay against Roscrea is due to be played this Sunday in Nenagh at 7pm. Best of luck to the players and mentors.

Minor: Lorrha Rovers played Kilruane MacDonaghs in the Minor 'B' Football semi-final in Borrisokane last Thursday but were defeated 2-10 to 1-6. The Hurling Championship will resume this Thursday 13th July with Lorrha Rovers at home to Kiladangan in Ballinderry at 7.30pm.

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers began their U16 'A' hurling campaign at home to Burgess last Monday and won 5-19 to 0-8. They have a bye next Monday and return to action on 23rd July away to Toomevara.

Under 14: Lorrha Rovers Gaels played Borrisokane in Ballinderry and drew 2-4 apiece. This evening (Wednesday, 12th) they play Ballina in Ballina at 7pm. Next Wednesday 19th July, they host Newport in Moatfield at 7.15pm

Under 12: Lorrha will play Kilruane MacDonaghs in Moatfield in the North 'B' Hurling semi-final on Friday 21st July.

Tipperary: Well done to Patrick Maher, Brian Hogan, John Madden and the Tipperary Senior hurlers in the All Ireland qualifier against Dublin this Saturday. Well done also to the senior footballers on their win over Cavan and best of luck against Armagh this Saturday.
Well done to Kevin Cahalan who was member of the Tipperary under 14 football panel who won the Jim Power Tournament in Waterford last Saturday, defeating Kerry South in the final.

Fundraiser: The club has launched a 2500-to-1 fundraising draw with a prize fund of €10,000. We have 2,500 tickets valued from 1 cent to 2500 cents (€25) and when you accept to take a ticket, you scratch off a hidden section and the value in this section is what you pay for the ticket, it could be 1 cent, €25, or any value in between. All tickets bought will be entered into a draw in late September for a top prize of €5,000 with eleven ther prizes ranging from €2,000 to €200. Your support would be appreciated.

Cul Camp: Lorrha Kellogg's Cul Camp takes place in Moatfield from Monday 24th to Friday 28th July from 10am to 2.30pm each day. Camp is open for 6-13 year olds, to register, go to www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie and find the Lorrha camp in the Tipperary listing. The camp costs €60 for one child, €50 for a second and €40 for a third or more children and they will be provided with full camp kit.

Lotto: Our jackpot is €7,500 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: continues on Friday with music of Blue Lace, from 9.30pm til late.

Sympathy: Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the Kennedy and O'Meara family's on the deaths of Tom Kennedy and Maureen O'Meara, both of Lisballyard, Rathcabbin, who passed away last week. May they rest in peace.

 

 

            Restaurants Association of Ireland Urges Government to Retain 9% VAT Rate 

 

Tuesday 11th July 2017

  • VAT rate must remain at 9%, the correct rate for Ireland in order to continue growth and recovery of the hospitality sector.
  • Since its introduction in 2011, 33,600 direct jobs and 15,456 indirect jobs have been created.
  • Extra attention must be paid in the wake of the Brexit vote.
  • The sector accounted for 7.2% of total employment in the economy at the end of 2016.

The Restaurants Association of Ireland today is urging the Government to retain the 9% VAT rate for the tourism and hospitality industry. The reduction in the VAT rate to 9% has improved the competitiveness of the Accommodation and Food Services sector since it was introduced, and has also helped ensure the viability of many businesses that have been going through challenging times. The RAI is asking Minister for Finance & Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe T.D not to return the VAT rate to 13.5%.
Chief Executive of the RAI Adrian Cummins said “17 out of 19 Eurozone countries have a VAT rate of below 10%. A 9% VAT rate in Ireland is not only the correct rate for our country, but it is also in line with the rest of Europe. We need this VAT rate particularly now as Brexit negotiations begin, to remain competitive”. Both Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Shane Ross T.D. and Minister of State for Transport, Tourism and Sport Brendan Griffin T.D. have expressed that 9% VAT should remain. Mr. Cummins continued “Against this background of intense uncertainty for the Irish economy in general and the Accommodation & Food Services sector in particular, it does not make sense to increase the VAT rate, given the extra vulnerability that has arisen from the Brexit vote”.
While some parts of the sector are now experiencing improved trading conditions in line with the economic recovery, it is not universal and many businesses are still under significant pressure. As highlighted by the RAI last month, there is a significant shortage of trained workers in the industry, raising the VAT rate will put a further strain on business owners who are already struggling.
Since the introduction of VAT at 9% in 2011, 33,600 direct jobs have been created in the industry. The taxes accruing to the Exchequer from this employment totaled €160 million by the end of 2016. Indirect employment created in the sector since the introduction of the vat rate is estimated at 15,456 bringing the total number of jobs created to approximately 49,056.
From an Irish economic and political perspective, there is much to worry about in relation to Brexit. Sterling has lost 23% of its value against the euro since November 2015, and has shed 11% since the Brexit vote. This currency move will damage the competitiveness of Irish exports to the UK and will make Ireland a lot less attractive for UK tourists. It is estimated that for every 1% that UK activity declines, Irish economic growth would decline by about 0.3%. The Accommodation & Food Services Sector would clearly be very vulnerable to a UK recession and ongoing sterling weakness and vulnerability, especially if the 9% VAT rate is not retained. Ireland must remain an attractive destination to tourists, particularly those from the UK.
Continuing VAT at 9% into 2018 is crucial, not only to the sustainability of restaurants and businesses in the tourism sector, but also to job creation and regrowth for our economy. The RAI are adamant that Minister for Finance & Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe T.D must recognize this and make a distinct effort to retain the 9% VAT rate.

Smile Awhile & Laugh A Lot!

Three girls, a blonde, a brunette and a red head were all chased by a farmer.  The brunette hid in a dog house, the red head in a cat house and the blonde in a sack of potatoes. The farmer came along and he kicked the dog house and the brunette barked. He kicked the cat house and the red head meowed. He kicked the sack of potatoes and the blonde went “Potatoe”, “potatoe”.....

Thanks Brian for that.


Lorrha Notes

Congratulations is extended to Fr. Michael Kennedy Rathcabbin on the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of his Ordination to the Priesthood. A special con-celebrated Mass to mark the occasion was held in Lusmagh Church where Fr. Michael is Parish Priest. He then con-celebrated Mass in his native Rathcabbin Church on Saturday night last. Well done Fr. Michael and we wish you well and continued good health in the years ahead

 Well done to the Lorrha Junior hurlers who came from behind to force a replay in a thrilling North Tipp Junior 'B' Hurling League final against Roscrea in Nenagh on Sunday last finishing on  3-23 each, after extra time. The replay is likely to take place in two weeks time and we wish the lads and their management the best of luck

Tipperary prepare for their next game v Dublin on Saturday 8 July All-Ireland Hurling Round 2 Qualifiers. Best of luck to Bonner Maher, Brian Hogan and selector John Madden.
Dublin v Tipperary, 5pm, Semple Stadium
Waterford v Kilkenny, 7pm, Semple Stadium

40th Anniversary.

Congratulations is extended to Fr. Michael Kennedy Rathcabbin on the occasion of his 40th Anniversary to the Priesthood. A special concelebrated Mass to mark the occasion was held in Lusmagh Church where Fr. Michael is Parish Priest, on Thursday night of last week, followed by a function in the hall. Fr. Michael then concelebrated Mass in his native Rathcabbin Church on Saturday night last. Well done Fr. Michael and we wish you well and continued good health in the years ahead.

Ploughing Meeting.

All members of North Tipp Ploughing are requested to attend a meeting in The Yanks, Borrisokane on Wednesday night July 5th at 9.30pm.

Date for your Diary.

A Rathcabbin School Reunion will be held in Kelly's on Saturday 15th July from 8.30 pm. Music by PJ, Sean and Trevor Hogan and special guests. All welcome for a trip down memory lane.

Church News.

First Friday Mass in Rathcabbin Church on Friday 7th July with confessions beforehand.  Vigil Mass in Redwood Church is on Saturday 8th July at 8.00p.m. Sunday 9th in Lorrha at 10.00am. and Rathcabbin at 11.30am.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Thursday from 10.00am to 8.00pm in  Rathcabbin  Church. We invite all parishioners to come and stay a while in the presence of Jesus.

Well Done.

Congratulations is extended to Leanne Sullivan, Redwood who came 10th  in the “Priomh Comortas" u/10 category at the Irish Dancing Nationals. The event took place recently in the City West Hotel Dublin. Her dance teacher Stephanie Power was very pleased with this result as it was the first time that Leanne competed in the National event. Well done Leanne.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Pat Morris and family, Rathcabbin on the sudden death of his brother Joe  Delgany, Co. Wicklow and formerly Carrickmines, Dublin  on Sunday June 25th. After funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church Kilcoole on Friday 30th burial took place in Kilquade Cemetery. May he rest in peace.
Sympathy is also extended to Eddie Dolan and family, Clonmona, on the death of his brother Tom, Lusmagh, which occurred last week. Burial took place in Lusmagh on Thursday last June 29th. May he rest in peace.

Lorrha Camogie Fundraiser:

Lorrha Camogie Club are holding a fundraising table quiz and draw on Friday 21st July in the Friars Tavern Lorrha. €2 lines are on sale now from all players with fantastic prizes such as; a signed Tipperary Hurling Jersey, a signed Tipperary Football Jersey,  a meal voucher for The Ferry Inn plus various other prizes. All support goes towards the running of the club and is greatly appreciated, so please support the girls and get your quiz team ready for Friday 21st!!

Summer De-Clutter.

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

Tipp v Dublin.

The best of luck to Bonner, Maher, Brian Hogan and selector John Madden when Tipperary play Dublin on Saturday coming July 8th in Semple Stadium.

Lorrha v Roscrea Junior “B” Replay

Well done to Lorrha Junior “B” team who drew 3.23 apiece when they met Roscrea in the North Final on Sunday last in Nenagh. We wish the lads well in the re-play.

GAA News.

Senior: Lorrha's next game is the final round of the County League at home to Holycross/Ballycahill on weekend 15-16 July where we need a win to make the semi-finals.The final round game of the County Championship against Knockavilla Kickhams is dependent on Tipperary's progress through the qualifiers.

Junior: Well done to the Junior hurlers who came from behind to force a replay in a thrilling North Tipp Junior 'B' Hurling League final against Roscrea in Nenagh on Sunday, which finished 3-23 each, after extra time. The replay is likely to take place in two weeks time. In the meantime, we could be playing the first round of the championship next weekend, check fixtures for details.

Minor: Lorrha Rovers defeated Silvermines 4-16 to 0-3 in the Minor 'B' Football Championship in Moatfield last Friday. They now play Kilruane MacDonaghs in the semi-final in Borrisokane this Thursday, 6th July at 7.30pm. The Hurling Championship will resume on Thursday 13th July with Lorrha Rovers at home to Kiladangan in Ballinderry at 7.30pm.

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers game away to Borrisokane on Monday evening did not go ahead and has been rescheuled. Next Monday, they play Burgess in Ballinderry at 7.15pm

Under 14: Lorrha Rovers Gaels travelled to Cloughjordan to play Kilruane MacDonaghs last Wednesday and recorded a 1-7 to 1-6 win. This Wednesday, 5th July, they play Borrisokane in Ballinderry at 7pm. Next Wednesday, 12th July they play Ballina in Ballina at 7pm

Under 12: The U12 hurlers played Kiladangan in Puckane last Friday evening and recorded a 4-14 to 2-4 win. The result sees Lorrha finish second in the table and are through to the semi-final against Kilruane MacDonaghs on Friday 21st July.

Tipperary: Best of luck to Patrick Maher, Brian Hogan, John Madden and the Tipperary Senior hurlers in the All Ireland qualifier against Dublin this Saturday; also to the senior footballers in their clash with Cavan.

Best of luck to Kevin Cahalan who has been selected on the Tipperary under 16 football panel for the annual Humphrey Kelleher tournament in Waterford next Saturday.

Cul Camp: Lorrha Kellogg's Cul Camp takes place in Moatfield from Monday 24th to Friday 28th July from 10am to 2.30pm each day. Camp is open for 6-13 year olds, to register, go to www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie and find the Lorrha camp in the Tipperary listing. The camp costs €60 for one child, €50 for a second and €40 for a third or more children and they will be provided with full camp kit.

Tipperary GAA Draw: The club had now winner in the June draw which took place last Friday night. Thanks for your continued support.

Lotto: Our jackpot is €7,200 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: continues on Friday with music of Finbarr Dennehy, from 9.30pm til late.

Drugs Search in Moneygall.

As part of ongoing intelligence led joint investigations targeting organised criminal activity being conducted by the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau, the Serious Crime Task Force and Revenue’s Customs Service, herbal cannabis with an estimated street value of €730,000 was seized at Dublin Port last Friday June 30th.  Revenue’s new mobile x-ray scanner was deployed in the search of a haulage vehicle that had arrived into Ireland containing farm machinery, and the cannabis was discovered concealed within the farm machinery.  

Follow-up searches were subsequently conducted in the Moneygall area and Wednesday July 5th Gardaí arrested a male aged 52 on suspicion of drug trafficking, who is currently detained at Nenagh Garda Station under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice ( Drug Trafficking ) Act 1996.

Revenue’s new mobile x-ray scanner


Lorrha Notes

Thank you from Lorrha School.

Many thanks to Phil Quigley for all her help in staging our very successful school variety concert last week. To Anthony Slevin for his  help with the guitar group and sound system on the night. Also to Ute Duggan “Vielen Dank” for her help with the  German group. Sincere thanks to Patrice Murray for her work with Speech & Drama and to  Gráinne McLoughlin our dancing teacher for sharing her love of dancing with our pupils.  A special word of thanks to all who helped organise the raffle. Many thanks to our sponsors for the wonderful array of prizes. Thanks to the hall committee for organising the venue. To the members of the Board of Management, many thanks for your help and support, not just on the night but throughout the year. To all the adults who performed thank you for your contribution to the show and to all parents “Míle Buíochas “ for your co-operation and support it is  much appreciated. To all the staff of the school sincere gratitude for your dedication and commitment.
Last but by no means least, the stars of the show -  our pupils - thanks to them for their hard work and making this a memorable performance . Thanks to everyone who helped in whatever way to get the show on the road.

Date for your Diary.

A Rathcabbin School Reunion will be held in Kelly's on Saturday 15th July from 8.30 pm. Music by PJ, Sean and Trevor Hogan and special guests. All welcome for a trip down memory lane.

Thank You 

Rathcabbin Development Association wish to thank everyone who made the sale of work in Rathcabbin Hall on Sunday a great success raising more than €1100 towards the upkeep and improvement of the village. Your generosity with time, donations and support is greatly appreciated. The community spirit in Rathcabbin is alive and well!

Church News.

Please Note there will be no Mass in Redwood Church on Saturday 1stJuly (instead on this date the Mass will be in Rathcabbin Church at 7.00pm. Next Mass in Redwood Church is on Saturday 8th July.
The Annual  Killaloe Diocesan  Pilgrimage to  Knock Shrine will take place on Sunday,  2nd July. Names to  Betty Houlihan  on 087 -  6667374.  You are asked to please book your seat as soon as possible.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Thursday from 10.00am to 8.00pm in  Rathcabbin  Church. We invite all parishioners to come and stay a while in the presence of Jesus.

Cemetery Mass.

Sunday Mass will be celebrated in Lorrha Cemetery at 10.00am on Sunday 2nd July. This will be an occasion to celebrate our St. Ruadhan. The Cemetery committee will be holding a collection, separate from the Mass collection, to help with the maintenance and upkeep of the grounds.

Redwood NS

Active Week: We had great fun for Active Week, taking part in a variety of sports and activities including; tennis with muinteoir Helena, hurling with David Needham, modern dance with Angela Didek, cycling, nature walk with Declan Houlihan, sports day and our school tour to Birr Outdoor Education Centre. Many thanks to all those who helped us out with the activities during the week and made it so enjoyable and to Lorrha GAA for the use of their sports complex.

Graduation: Congratulations to our sixth class pupils Mikey and Rory who were joined by friends and family for their graduation. They will be greatly missed in Redwood and we wish them the very best as they move on to secondary school.

History Tour: We were delighted to go on a very informative and interesting history tour of Lorrha village with thanks to James Heenan and David Broderick. We learned lots of new things about our locality.

Tidy-up Evening: A huge thank you to all those who helped out on our tidy-up evening, your help was greatly appreciated.

We would like to wish everybody a very safe, happy and hopefully sunny summer!

Lorrha Camogie Fundraiser:

Lorrha Camogie Club are holding a fundraising table quiz and draw on Friday 21st July in the Friars Tavern Lorrha. €2 lines are on sale now from all players with fantastic prizes such as; a signed Tipperary Hurling Jersey, a signed Tipperary Football Jersey,  a meal voucher for The Ferry Inn plus various other prizes. All support goes towards the running of the club and is greatly appreciated, so please support the girls and get your quiz team ready for Friday 21st!!

Summer De-Clutter.

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

Tracing Relations.

South Australian Shane Conlin is trying to trace his Lorrha relatives. He has been doing some family history research and he found that one of his ancestors was baptised in Lorrha on the 20th  Feb 1834. His name was James Conlin son of Malachi and Catherine (nee Tierney) Conlin. They emigrated to Australia in the late 1840's. They had six children Bridget, Malachi, James, Michael, Thomas and Martin before they left Ireland. Thomas died on the ship to Australia at the age of 5. Malachi and Catherine had two further children John and Catherine who were born in Australia. Shane adds that the family must have made their way to London as they are listed as departing the U.K. on the 11-11-1846 on board the Lady Bruce. Shane and his wife Marianne will be visiting Ireland in July and would like to meet with anyone who might be able to piece their history for them. If you think you can shed any further information on this story, please contact Shane on ssconlin@gmail.com. Further information can be viewed on www.lorrhadorrha.ie under Guestbook.

GAA News

 

Senior: The senior hurlers recorded a good 1-23 to 1-15 win over Ballina in Moatfield on Sunday in round 4 of the County League. Lorrha's final league game is at home to Holycross/Ballycahill where a win could see us into the semi-finals. This game is expected to take place on weekend 15-16 July

Junior: Lorrha will play Roscrea in the North Tipp Junior 'B' Hurling League final next Sunday 2 July; venue to be confirmed. Best of luck to the players and mentors.

Minor: Lorrha Rovers face Silvermines on Friday 30th June in Moatfield in the final group game of the football championship with the winner progressing to the semi-final.

The Hurling Championship will resume on Thursday 6th July with Lorrha Rovers at home to Kiladangan

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers begin their U16 'A' hurling campaign away to Borrisokane on Monday 3rd July at 7.15pm.

Under 14: Lorrha Rovers Gaels game against Roscrea 'B' due to have been played in Moatfield last Thursday was called off. This Wednesday, 28th June, they travel to Cloughjordan to play Kilruane MacDonaghs at 7pm. Next Wednesday, 5th July, they play Borrisokane in Ballinderry at 7pm

Under 12: The U12 hurlers defeated Borrisokane 2-9 to 0-5 in Moatfield last Friday. This Friday 30th June, the play Kiladangan in Puckane at 7.00pm

Tipperary: Hard luck to Brian Hogan and the Under 21 hurlers in their Munster quarter final defeat to Limerick last Thursday. Best of luck to both the Tipperary senior and minor hurlers in their upcoming All-Ireland and Munster Championship games this week.

Cul Camp: Lorrha Kellogg's Cul Camp takes place in Moatfield from Monday 24th to Friday 28th July from 10am to 2.30pm each day. Camp is open for 6-13 year olds, to register, go to www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie and find the Lorrha camp in the Tipperary listing. The camp costs €60 for one child, €50 for a second and €40 for a third or more children and they will be provided with full camp kit.

Lotto: Our jackpot is €7,200 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: continues on Friday with music of Jimmy Hynes, from 9.30pm til late.

 


Lorrha Notes

Members of Lorrha Development Association planting tree's earlier in the year as part of National Tree week. Rose Mannion (Treasurer), Louis McCormack (Chairman), Mary Coen (Secretary), Liz Hussey (Vice Chairperson).                                                             

Tracing Relations.

South Australian Shane Conlin is trying to trace his Lorrha relatives. He has been doing some family history research and he found that one of his ancestors was baptised in Lorrha on the 20th  Feb 1834. His name was James Conlin son of Malachi and Catherine (nee Tierney) Conlin. They emigrated to Australia in the late 1840's. They had six children Bridget, Malachi, James, Michael, Thomas and Martin before they left Ireland. Thomas died on the ship to Australia at the age of 5. Malachi and Catherine had two further children John and Catherine who were born in Australia. Shane adds that the family must have made their way to London as they are listed as departing the U.K. on the 11-11-1846 on board the Lady Bruce. Shane and his wife Marianne will be visiting Ireland in July and would like to meet with anyone who might be able to piece their history for them. If you think you can shed any further information on this story, please contact Shane on ssconlin@gmail.com. Further information can be viewed on under Guestbook on this Web Site

Rathcabbin Development Sale of Work.

A sale of work will be held in Rathcabbin Hall after Mass 12.30 - 2pm) on Sunday 25th June to raise funds for the upkeep and improvement of the village and surrounds. There will be baked goods, veg and preserves, books, crafts, lucky dip and more. Any donations of cakes, crafts clothing or books will be very welcome.

Date for your Diary.

Rathcabbin School Reunion will be held in Kelly's on Saturday 15th July from 8.30 pm. Music by PJ, Sean and Trevor Hogan and special guests. All welcome for a trip down memory lane.

Church News.

Please Note there will be no Mass in Redwood Church on Saturday next, 24th June, or  Saturday 1stJuly (instead on this date the Mass will be in Rathcabbin Church at 7.00pm. Next Mass in Redwood Church is on Saturday 8th July. Usual Masses on Sunday, 25th June  in Lorrha Church at 10.00a.m. and Rathcabbin Church at 11.30a.m. The beautiful entrance gate to Lorrha Church has been damaged badly by the impact of  a vehicle. Could the person driving that vehicle please make contact with the Parish Priest or any member of the  P.P.C.
The Annual  Killaloe Diocesan  Pilgrimage to  Knock Shrine will take place on Sunday,  2nd July. Names to  Betty Houlihan  on 087 -  6667374.  You are asked to please book your seat as soon as possible.
A day of prayer, reflection and enlightenment will take place in Crescent College Comprehensive SJ, Dooradoyle, Loimerick on Saturday 24th June from 9am to 5pm. Speakers include Bishop Willie Walsh, Fr. Eamonn Conway, Sr. Jo O’Donovan, Eileen Kane, Ronan Barry, Patrick Muldoon, Paddy Carberry SJ and Donal Neary SJ. Hot lunch, snacks, tea and coffee included in the price which is €25. For promoters of the Sacred Heart Messenger the cost is €15. To book please call Frances on (01) 7758524 or email: f.kelliher@messenger.ie
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Thursday from 10.00am to 8.00pm in  Rathcabbin  Church. We invite all parishioners to come and stay a while in the presence of Jesus.

Date for your Diary.

Sunday Mass will be celebrated in Lorrha Cemetery at 10.00am on Sunday 2nd July. This will be an occasion to celebrate our St. Ruadhan.

Lorrha Church of Ireland Graveyard Work Evenings.

Great work has been done over the past 3 weeks in the Church of Ireland Graveyard in Lorrha - thanks to all the volunteers who have helped out so far.  There is still a lot of work to be done and this will continue each Tuesday evening from 7pm to 9.30pm.  All help greatly appreciated.

CAVA AGM.

North Tipperary Community & Voluntary Association (CAVA) are holding their Annual General Meeting (AGM)  on Wednesday, 21st June 2017 in St. Ruadhan's Community Centre, Lorrha commencing at 8pm.  Registration from 7.30pm.  All are welcome.

Summer De-Clutter.

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

GAA News.

Senior: Lorrha's next game is against Ballina in round 4 of the County League on Sunday 25 June at 12 noon in Moatfield.

Junior: Lorrha will play Roscrea in the North Tipp Junior 'B' Hurling League final following their extra time win over Newport last weekend. This game is expected to be played on Sunday 2 July; venue to be confirmed.

Minor: Lorrha Rovers face Silvermines on Friday 30th June in Moatfield in the final group game of the football championship with the winner progressing to the semi-final. The Hurling Championship will resume on Thursday 6th July with Lorrha Rovers at home to Kiladangan

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers begin their U16 'A' hurling campaign away to Borrisokane on Monday 3rd July. They are also grouped with Burgess, Toomavara and Roscrea.

Under 14: Lorrha Rovers Gaels hosted Portroe in Ballinderry last Wednesday and recorded an impressive 7-12 to 2-7 win. This Thursday, 22nd June, they host Roscrea in Moatfield at 7.30pm. Next Wednesday, 28th June, they travel to Cloughjordan to play Kilruane MacDonaghs at 6.30pm

Under 12: The U12 hurlers were defeated 1-11 to 1-5 by Burgess in round 2 of the hurling championship next year. Next Friday, 23rd June, Lorrha are at home to Borrisokane in Moatfield at 7.00pm.

Celtic Challenge: Hard luck to Daniel O'Donoghue and the Tipperary North-Mid U17 team who were defeated by North Cork in the section 2 semi-final in Golden last Saturday. Daniel started at midfield and played in all six games and will have gained great experience from this competition.

Tipperary: Best of luck to Brian Hogan and the Tipperary Under 21 Hurling team in the Munster quarter final against Limerick this Thursday evening.

Cul Camp: Lorrha Kellogg's Cul Camp takes place in Moatfield from Monday 24th to Friday 28th July from 10am to 2.30pm each day. Camp is open for 6-13 year olds, to register, go to www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie and find the Lorrha camp in the Tipperary listing. The camp costs €60 for one child, €50 for a second and €40 for a third or more children and they will be provided with full camp kit.

Safety Measures at Moatfield: The club would like to thank Tipperary County Council, and particularly Councillor Michael O'Meara, in securing €10,000 funding towards public lighting at Moatfield as part of the ongoing traffic safety scheme which will be undertaken in the coming months.

Lotto: Our jackpot is €7,050 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: continues on Friday with music of Brian McDermott, from 9.30pm til late.

IRELAND’S LUCKIEST MAN PAYS HIS THIRD VISIT TO NATIONAL LOTTERY WINNERS ROOM!

A Munster bachelor is claiming to be Ireland’s luckiest man after he paid his third visit in 13 years to the coveted National Lottery Winners room today.

And the delighted player, who left the building with a cheque for almost €20,000, joked with National Lottery staff: “You will be getting sick of me. Hope to see you again soon!”

The gob smacked football fan said he always believed he would get back to the Winners Room – despite previous luck which saw him win €300,000 on Lotto Plus 1 in 2004 and €500,000 as part of a Lotto syndicate in 2006.

“I always play EuroMillions and I bought my ticket as normal for the EuroMillions Draw on May 30th. I really couldn’t believe it when I saw 5 numbers came up! I know it’s not a life changing amount but it is still nice and will allow me do some things.”

The winner said his previous big wins did not change him or his lifestyle in any dramatic way. “I paid for my house and I was able to help out family which was great. I also got to do lots of travel, something I hadn’t had an opportunity to do up to then. I have had a good time.”

The player, who did not want to go public, is working in Munster. “I don’t know yet how I will spend this win but first I will go for a pint in Dublin and take a few days off. This win shows that lightening can strike not once, not twice, but three times!”

He added: “I am not ruling out winning again. I have already bought my EuroMillions ticket for tonight. The Jackpot is worth €60 million so hope to see you again in the morning!”

A close friend who accompanied him to the winner’s room said he was a wonderful person and his good fortune had not changed him. “He is the same person. But it is unbelievable that he has won three times. When he called me to tell me I thought he was kidding. What are the chances of this happening anyone? I am thrilled for him it couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.”

The winning EuroMillions Match 5 ticket worth €19,912 was purchased in Supervalu on Main St, Ballincollig, Cork.

National Lottery Chief Executive, Dermot Griffin, today congratulated the three-time winner. “We have had people coming through here twice but to have someone in our Winners Room three times is something else. We are delighted for this player. It just shows dreams do come true - more than once.”

He reminded players that thirty per cent of all National Lottery revenues go back to Good Causes all over Ireland in the areas of health, sport, education, arts and heritage.


Lorrha Notes

Congratulations to the Lorrha Junior hurlers who defeated Borrisokane 1-11 to 1-9 in a hard fought North Junior 'B' League semi-final in Moatfield on a wet and windy Friday evening June 9th.  They will play either Newport or Roscrea in the final, likely on weekend 24-25 June and we wish them well.

Variety Concert.

Lorrha National School are holding a variety concert on Wednesday 14th June in Lorrha Hall at 7.30pm .  The pupils will be singing, dancing, sketches, German and loads, loads more with even parents getting in on the act!!  All Welcome.

Church News.

Sunday June 18th is the Feast of Corpus Christi. Those who have received First Eucharist and Confirmation are invited to attend Mass in Rathcabbin Church at 11.30am.
The Annual  Killaloe Diocesan  Pilgrimage to  Knock Shrine will take place on Sunday,  2nd July. Names to  Betty Houlihan  on 087 -  6667374.  You are asked to please book your seat as soon as possible.
A day of prayer, reflection and enlightenment will take place in Crescent College Comprehensive SJ, Dooradoyle, Loimerick on Saturday 24th June from 9am to 5pm. Speakers include Bishop Willie Walsh, Fr. Eamonn Conway, Sr. Jo O’Donovan, Eileen Kane, Ronan Barry, Patrick Muldoon, Paddy Carberry SJ and Donal Neary SJ. Hot lunch, snacks, tea and coffee included in the price which is €25. For promoters of the Sacred Heart Messenger the cost is €15. To book please call Frances on (01) 7758524 or email: f.kelliher@messenger.ie
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Thursday from 10.00am to 8.00pm in  Rathcabbin  Church. We invite all parishioners to come and stay a while in the presence of Jesus.

Southwest Michigan Chorale.

With support from members of the Active Retirement Ireland Mid-Western Regional Committee, the Southwest Michigan Chorale from Michigan State USA, are delighted to present a special concert programme of choral works in the beautiful setting of St. John’s Cathedral, Limerick on Saturday 17th June 2017, at 12 noon. A group from Roscrea will be joining them on stage.  Entrance is free to all, so please join us for what we are sure will be a wonderful afternoon of music. All are welcome!

CAVA AGM.

North Tipperary Community & Voluntary Association (CAVA) are holding their Annual General Meeting (AGM)  on Wednesday, 21st June 2017 in St. Ruadhan's Community Centre, Lorrha commencing at 8pm.  Registration from 7.30pm.  All are welcome.

Date for your Diary.

Sunday Mass will be celebrated in Lorrha Cemetery at 10.00am on Sunday 2nd July. This will be an occasion to celebrate our St. Ruadhan.

Summer De-Clutter.

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

Lorrha Camogie:

Best of luck to all our players and their friends doing their Junior and Leaving Cert exams this week.

Congratulations to our Junior camogie panel and management on winning the County League final recently against Ballina.

Training continues each week, all players are asked to make every effort to attend training as the season continues.

Well Done.

Congratulations to the Lorrha Junior hurling team who had a two point victory over Borrisokane in the North semi final on a wet and miserable Friday evening last in Motefield. We wish the team and management the best of luck in the final.

Clean Up.

Redwood N.S  are holding a Tidy–Up evening on Thursday 15th June from 6pm, in Redwood School. All help appreciated on the evening. Please bring along paint brushes, buckets etc. Call  090 9747186  for enquiries.

GAA News

Senior: Lorrha's next game is against Ballina in round 4 of the County League on Sunday 25 June at 12 noon.

Junior: Well done to the Junior hurlers who defeated Borrisokane 1-11 to 1-9 in a hard fought North Junior 'B' League semi-final in Moatfield on Friday evening. They will play either Newport or Roscrea in the final, likely on weekend 24-25 June.

Under 14: Lorrha Rovers Gaels hurlers began their championship campaign last Wednesday, away to Borris-Ileigh but lost 6-9 to 3-8. This evening, Wednesday, they host Portroe in Moatfield at 7.30pm. Next Wednesday, 21st June, they host Roscrea in Moatfield at 6.30pm

Under 12: The U12 hurlers get back in action next Friday when they play Burgess in Kilcolman at 7.15pm

Celtic Challenge: Well done to Daniel O'Donoghue and the Tipperary North-Mid U17 team who defeated South-East Clare in the section 2 quarter final in Birr last Saturday and are now through to the semi-finals next weekend.

Lory Meagher Cup Final: Former Lorrha player Declan Molloy lined out in goals for his adopted Leitrim in their Lory Meagher Cup final defeat to Warwickshire at Croke Park last Saturday.

Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw: Thank you to all those who joined the Tipperary Draw with the club. We managed to increase our number of subscribers by around 20 which is great news which means an extra €1000 come to the club this year. Thanks to all our promoters for their work in promoting the draw and to Margaret Gleeson for coordinating it.The first draw took place last Friday but the club didn't have a winner but there are plenty of opportunities to come in the next eleven months to be successful.

Cul Camp: This years Lorrha Kellogg's Cul Camp takes place in Moatfield from Monday 24th to Friday 28th July from 10am to 2.30pm each day. Camp is open for 6-13 year olds, to register, go to www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie and find the Lorrha camp in the Tipperary listing. The camp costs €60 for one child, €50 for a second and €40 for a third or more children and they will be provided with full camp kit.

Lotto: Our jackpot is €6,750 with a Match 3 pot of €120. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: continues on Friday with music of Brendan McGee, from 9.30pm til late.

 


Lorrha Notes

Best of luck to the Tipperary Senior and Intermediate camogie teams who commence the championship this coming Saturday 10th.

Variety Concert.

Lorrha National School are holding a variety concert on Wednesday 14th June in Lorrha Hall at 7.30pm .  The pupils will be singing, dancing, sketches, German and loads, loads more with even parents getting in on the act!!  All Welcome.

Church News.

A day of prayer, reflection and enlightenment will take place in Crescent College Comprehensive SJ, Dooradoyle, Loimerick on Saturday 24th June from 9am to 5pm. Speakers include Bishop Willie Walsh, Fr. Eamonn Conway, Sr. Jo O’Donovan, Eileen Kane, Ronan Barry, Patrick Muldoon, Paddy Carberry SJ and Donal Neary SJ. Hot lunch, snacks, tea and coffee included in the price which is €25. For promoters of the Sacred Heart Messenger the cost is €15. To book please call Frances on (01) 7758524 or email: f.kelliher@messenger.ie
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Thursday from 10.00am to 8.00pm in  Rathcabbin  Church. We invite all parishioners to come and stay a while in the presence of Jesus.

Rathcabbin N.S. Fundraiser.

The Rathcabbin Parent's Association are holding a fundraising 5km walk/cycle and bake sale in Rathcabbin on Sunday 11th June. The walk/cycle will begin after mass at approximately 12.30pm at the National school and continue to Bonoham Cemetery and then return to the school for refreshments and a bake sale!! There are sponsorship cards doing the rounds of the village and we would appreciate any support no matter how small.   All are very welcome to attend and take part on the day in support of the National School.   Many thanks for all your support.

Summer De-Clutter.

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

Tidy Towns.

Tidy Towns judging around the country has now commenced. There are a lot of small jobs which needs doing in Lorrha village. With a high standards of  marks built up through the years and with so many visitors coming to the village, it is important to the village to build on those marks going forward and that the place is looking good. Can you help to do some cleaning, sweeping, painting, planting, weeding etc.?  Adopt a flower bed, remove litter or kerb weeds. Can you contribute just a little time? You don’t have to live in the village or even the approach roads to be involved. Free gloves and black bags are available. Please contact any member of Lorrha Development if you can help.

Lorrha Camogie:

Exams

Best of luck to all our players and their friends doing their Junior and Leaving Cert exams this week.

Congratulations

Congratulations to our Junior camogie panel and management on winning the County League final recently against Ballina.

Training

Training continues each week, all players are asked to make every effort to attend training as the season continues.

 

GAA News

Senior: Lorrha's next game is likely to be a home league game against Ballina on 24/25 June.

Junior: The Junior hurlers play Borrisokane in the North Junior 'B' League semi-final on Friday 9th June in Moatfield at 7.00pm

Under 14: Lorrha Rovers Gaels hurlers begin their championship campaign this evening Wednesday 7th June, away to Borris-Ileigh at 6.30pm. Next Wednesday they host Portroe in Ballinderry at 7pm

Under 12: The Hurling Championship began last Friday when Lorrha hosted Kilruane MacDonaghs in Moatfield and recorded a fine 4-8 to 3-4 win. This Friday they have a bye.

Celtic Challenge: Hard luck to Daniel O'Donoghue and the Tipperary North-Mid Under 17 team who were defeated by Galway Maroons in the Celtic Challenge last Wednesday in Portumna. They play South/East Clare in the preliminary quarter final of Section 2 this Saturday at a venue to be confirmed.

Exams: Best of luck to all our club players who are sitting the Leaving and Junior Cert exams in the coming weeks.

Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw: The 2017/2018 Tipperary Draw begins this Friday, 9thJune with 12 monthly draws for a prize fund of €500,000. In 2016/2017, 120 people joined the Draw from the club and we are very grateful for your support. This yielded over €6000 for the club as €50 from every entry into the draw comes back to Lorrha GAA. The draw saw €1200 in prizes coming back to three lucky winners. All existing draw members have been issued with their receipts and forms to rejoin. To those that are interested in joining for the first time, the draw costs €100 per year with excellent prizes. We are looking to increase our membership for the coming year and we would ask you to consider strongly the opportunity of joining the draw. The success of the Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw over the past 30 years has helped provide the facilities and the equipment for all our players to develop their skills and give you, our supporters great enjoyment week in week out. To join, contact any club officer, draw coordinator Margaret Gleeson, promoters, fill out the form on brochures in last weeks local newspapers or do so online at tipperary.gaa.ie

Cul Camp: This years Lorrha Kellogg's Cul Camp takes place in Moatfield from Monday 24th to Friday 28th July from 10am to 2.30pm each day. Camp is open for 6-13 year olds, to register, go to www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie and find the Lorrha camp in the Tipperary listing. The camp costs €60 for one child, €50 for a second and €40 for a third or more children and they will be provided with full camp kit.

Lotto: Our jackpot is €6,750 with a Match 3 pot of €120. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: continues on Friday with music from Footloose, from 9.30pm til late.


Lorrha Notes

The Bride & Groom !

Down Rathcabbin way the neighbours ‘went all out’ for the wedding of a popular young local couple.  Eoin Mannion, son of Ger and Catherine, Rathcabbin and Emma Naylor, daughter of Terry and Bernie, Rathcabbin were married on Saturday May 27th.  Their friends announced the occasion to everyone by erecting this giant ‘Bride & Groom’ at Walshpark, Rathcabbin. Congratulations and many good wishes for the future is extended to Eoin and Emma. 

Active Retirement Marigold Festival.

The Mid Western Region of Active Retirement Ireland are holding their 4th Marigold Festival in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Ennis Road, Limerick, on Wednesday, 7th June 2017.  The Marigold Festival is a celebration of Healthy & Active Ageing in the Mid West Region.  There are a wide range of activities going on throughout the day from speakers, exercises, demonstrations, fashion show, best dressed lady and gent competition, entertainment and lots of exhibition stands.  There will also be a raffle and spot prizes.  It is a day of fun for all ages.  The event is open to the general public as well as Active Retirement members.  All are welcome.  Doors open at 10.00am and the day finishes at approximately 4.30pm.  Admission is free.

Rathcabbin N.S. Fundraiser.

The Rathcabbin Parent's Association are holding a fundraising 5km walk/cycle and bake sale in Rathcabbin on Sunday 11th June. The walk/cycle will begin after mass at approximately 12.30pm at the National school and continue to Bonoham Cemetery and then return to the school for refreshments and a bake sale!! There are sponsorship cards doing the rounds of the village and we would appreciate any support no matter how small.   All are very welcome to attend and take part on the day in support of the National School.   Many thanks for all your support.

Church News.

First Friday Mass will be celebrated  in Lorrha Church on Friday June 2nd at 8.00p.m. Confessions beforehand. (No morning Mass).

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Thursday from 10.00am to 8.00pm in  Rathcabbin  Church. We invite all parishioners to come and stay a while in the presence of Jesus.

News From Lorrha School.

Congratulations to our Holy Communion class of Bradley, Keiko, Nathan and Oren who received their First Communion on Sunday last in St. Ruadhan’s Church, Lorrha. We wish them well in the future.
Well done to all our pupils who participated in Borrisokane Athletics recently. Congratulations to the 4th class relay team of Katie Heffernan, Emma Kennedy, Katie Kennedy, Ava Young who took home Gold. Emma also went on to take a Gold medal in Javelin, and Gold in the 80m sprint while her brother Conor won Gold in the 80m sprint. Our thanks to the organizer John O’Farrell of Borrisokane.

May Devotions.

The annual May devotions to Our Lady of Clonfert will draw to a close on Wednesday night 31st. with Mass of Thanksgiving at 8.00p.m.

Summer De-Clutter.

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

Tidy Towns.

Tidy Towns judging commences on June 1st. and a lot of small jobs needs to get done in Lorrha village. Lorrha has a high standard of marks built up through the years and with so many visitors coming to the village, it is important to the village to build on those marks going forward and that the place is looking good. Can you help to do some cleaning, sweeping, painting, planting, weeding etc.?  Adopt a flower bed, remove litter or kerb weeds. Can you contribute just a little time? You don’t have to live in the village or even the approach roads to be involved. Free gloves and black bags are available. Please contact any member of Lorrha Development if you can help.

GAA News.

Senior: Holycross' sixteen point win over Knockavilla Kickhams last Saturday means Lorrha will face Kickhams in a winner takes all final group game in the championship. A win or a draw for Lorrha would see us progress to the O'Riain Cup quarter finals while the loser of the game will enter the relegation playoffs. Lorrha's next game is likely to be a home league game against Ballina on 24/25 June.

Junior: The Junior hurlers recorded a 2-20 to 0-16 win over Burgess in Kilcolman last Friday. They will now play Borrisokane in the League semi-final on Friday 9thJune in Moatfield at 7.30pm

Celtic Challenge: Hard luck to Daniel O'Donoghue and the Tipperary North-Mid Under 17 team who were defeated by Galway McDonagh in the Celtic Challenge last Saturday. This Saturday, they play Galway Maroons in Portumna at 7.00pm.

Under 14: Lorrha Rovers Gaels hurlers begin their championship campaign on Wednesday 7th June, away to Borris-Ileigh at 6.30pm

Under 12: The Hurling Championship will begin this Friday 2nd June when Lorrha host Kilruane MacDonaghs in Moatfield at 7.00pm

Under 6: The club would like to thank Colm Kennedy of Tearaways Activity Centre, Clonmona for sponsoring a new set of jersey's for our under 6 hurlers.

Schools: Congratulations to Rathcabbin NS who won the County Under 11 F Hurling title at the Cumann na mBunscoil County finals in Semple Stadium last Thursday. After defeating Gurtagarry NS in the North final, they defeated Lismackin NS in the semi-final before beating Skeheenarinky NS 4-6 to 3-3 in an exciting final in Thurles.

Hard luck to the schools U13 hurlers who lost 4-6 to 1-6 in the North final against Gurtagarry NS.

Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw: The 2017/2018 Tipperary Draw begins this Friday, 9thJune with 12 monthly draws for a prize fund of €500,000. In 2016/2017, 120 people joined the Draw from the club and we are very grateful for your support. This yielded over €6000 for the club as €50 from every entry into the draw comes back to Lorrha GAA. The draw saw €1200 in prizes coming back to three lucky winners. All existing draw members have been issued with their receipts and forms to rejoin. To those that are interested in joining for the first time, the draw costs €100 per year with excellent prizes. We are looking to increase our membership for the coming year and we would ask you to consider strongly the opportunity of joining the draw. The success of the Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw over the past 30 years has helped provide the facilities and the equipment for all our players to develop their skills and give you, our supporters great enjoyment week in week out. To join, contact any club officer, draw coordinator Margaret Gleeson, promoters, fill out the form on brochures in last weeks local newspapers or do so online at tipperary.gaa.ie

Cul Camp: This years Lorrha Kellogg's Cul Camp takes place in Moatfield from Monday 24th to Friday 28th July from 10am to 2.30pm each day. Camp is open for 6-13 year olds, to register, go to www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie and find the Lorrha camp in the Tipperary listing. The camp costs €60 for one child, €50 for a second and €40 for a third or more children and they will be provided with full camp kit.

Lotto: Our jackpot is €6450 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: continues on Friday with music from Sam O'Doherty, from 9.30pm til late.


Lorrha Notes

Commiserations to Tipp senior hurlers who lost their Munster quarter final to Cork on Sunday last and to our three parish men, Bonner Maher, Brian Hogan and selector John Madden.

Congratulations is extended to Leanne Sullivan Redwood, who won the Galway City Championships in mean grad last weekend. She now moves up to open mean. Leanne is a student of the  Stephanie Power school of Irish Dance Portumna. Well done Leanne.

 Bealtaine Festival in Lorrha.

As part of the Bealtaine Festival events in Tipperary, St. Ruadhan's Active Retirement Association is hosting 'Old Flames’ this Wednesday, 24th May commencing at 2.30pm in St. Ruadhan's Community Hall, Lorrha.  Old Flames blends the stories of writer Brian Leyden with music by the multi instrumentalist Seamie O'Dowd.  Admission is free and open to all ages.  Refreshments will be served.

 Ploughing Raffle Results.

The North Tipperary Ploughing committee extend every good wish to founder member Dinny Duffy, Birr and formerly Rathcabbin on his retirement after 52 years of sterling service, all on a voluntary basis, to the North Tipp Ploughing and to the National Executive. Many good wish and happy retirement Dinny. The committee held their annual draw on Saturday night last in Kelly’s Rathcabbin. 1st Prize €300 sponsored by N.T.P. John Slattery, Coolbawn. 2nd. €200 sponsored by N.T.P. Ger Frost, Co. Clare, 3rd. €100 sponsored by N.T.P. Eileen Brennan, Laois. 4th Two tickets to the ploughing in Tullamore sponsored by N.T.P. Sinead Holmes, Rathcabbin, 5th. Gift set sponsored by Ray Walsh Chemist, Nenagh, Kathleen Hough, Derry, Rathcabbin. 6th prize dog food, sponsored by Darina Kelly, Hayley Lewis, Rathcabbin.
A new addition this year is the sponsors draw and the results were: 1st. Hamper, Grants Farm Machinery, Banagher. 2nd: Two tickets to the National Ploughing in Tullamore, Smyth’s Sand and Gravel, Lelagh, Rathcabbin. 3rd: Two tickets to the National Ploughing, W.J. Lawlor, Borrisokane, 4th: One ticket to the National Ploughing, Central Auctioneers Nenagh.
The committee wish to thank everyone who bought and sold tickets, all their valued sponsors and all who attended and supported the Ploughing Championships in Borrisokane.

Church News

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Thursday from 10.00am to 8.00pm in  Rathcabbin  Church. We invite all parishioners to come and stay a while in the presence of Jesus.

Recent Wedding.

Congratulations is extended to Sharon Slevin, Kilregane, Lorrha and Thomas Coleman, Belmont who celebrated their wedding on the 17th of March in St Ruadhan's Church Lorrha. Fr. Pat Mulcahy P.P. officiated. Sharon and Thomas chose the lovely waterfall and surrounds in  Carrigahorig to have their photographs taken before joining their families and friends for their reception which was held in the County Arms Hotel, Birr. We wish Sharon and Thomas many good wishes and all the best in the future.

News From Lorrha School.

Congratulations to our 3rd class pupil Emma Kennedy who won three medals at the Templemore Athletics which was held recently. Emma won a Gold medal in Sprint, Silver in the Long Jump and Bronze in Javelin. Well done Emma. We also extend congratulations to our Confirmation class Amy, Alannah, Lisa, Sarah, Lochlann, Riain, Aaron, Chloe, Sheena who were confirmed recently in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin. We wish them well in the future.

May Devotions.

The annual May devotions to Our Lady of Clonfert continues throughout the month of May with Mass each evening at 8.00p.m. except on Sunday’s  when it will be at 9.30 am with Rosary and Benediction at 7.00p.m. Mass will also be celebrated each Friday at 12 noon where all nursing homes, schools and groups are invited to attend. For further information contact (090) 9675113.

Course.

Interested in Training and Working in Care? Offaly Local Development Company in association with the ETB invites applications for a 30 week full-time QQI Level 5 “Healthcare Support” course commencing at the end of May 2017 in Birr, Co. Offaly.  For further details contact Mary/Linda on 087-7385989.

Work Evening.

A work evening will be held in St  Ruadhans Church of Ireland graveyard on Tuesday 30th May at 7.00 pm. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Summer De-Clutter.

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

Tidy Towns.

Many thanks to those who turned out last week for the clean up of Lorrha village. Tidy Towns judging commences on June 1st. and much work needs doing. Lorrha has a high standard of marks built up through the years and with so many visitors coming to the village, it is important to the village to build on those marks going forward. Can you help to do some cleaning, sweeping, painting, planting, weeding etc.?  Adopt a flower bed, remove litter or kerb weeds. Can you contribute just a little time? You don’t have to live in the village or even the approach roads to be involved. Free gloves and black bags are available. Please contact any member of Lorrha Development if you can help.

Memorial Walk.

Milford Hospice 5KM Walk will take place on Sunday 28th May, starting at University of Limerick Sports Arena.  Register online at www.eventmaster.ie  or registration & sponsorship cards can be arranged by contacting the Fundraising Department at 061 485859 between 9am and 5pm,  Mon. to Fri.; by email to fundraising@milfordcarecentre.ie.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

Mountshannon Arts Festival

Their annual festival kicks off Wednesday, May 24th and runs until June 5th! This year's programme is an eclectic mix of Music, Drama, Street art, Visual Art and Workshops. There's something for everyone. Full details and tickets under http://www.mountshannonarts.net.

HIGHLIGHTS include:

  • Street Art in the form of murals, sculptures and installations;
  • Drama with Mikel Murfi's 'Man in the Womans Shoes', a new version of Siobhan Donnellans 'Going Spare', and Ruti Lachs with 'Sideways on Planet Piano';
  • Saint Sister are the headline act in terms of music, Upcoming band Pine the Pilcrow and the wonderful Crash Ensemble
  • Visual Art including paintings, drawings, photographs, papercuts and video will be on display in five venues, including Scariff library and four venues in Mountshannon.
  • They will also have workshops for young and old including handbells, The Expressive voice and Creative writing for women.
  • The Green Fair with stalls, live music, hot food, and fun for all the family takes place on Sunday 4th June in The Aistear.

GAA News

Senior: The second round of the County Championship takes place this weekend but Lorrha have a bye as Holycross face Knockavilla Kickhams in our group. Our game with Knockavilla will either be on weekend 11th or 18th June.  Lorrha's next game is likely to be a home league game against Ballina.

Junior: The Junior hurlers enjoyed an emphatic 7-19 to 3-10 win over Roscrea in Moatfield last Friday. Lorrha are through to the league semi-final with one game to spare, away to Burgess in Kilcolman this Friday 26th May at 7.30pm.

Celtic Challenge: Well done to Daniel O'Donoghue who started at midfield for the Tipperary North-Mid Under 17 team who beat Laois in the Celtic Challenge last Wednesday. This Saturday, they play Galway MacDonagh in Nenagh at 2.30pm.

Under 12: The Hurling Championship will begin on Friday 2nd June.

Under 14: Hurling Championship begins on Wednesday 7th June.

Tipperary: Hard to Patrick Maher, Brian Hogan, John Madden and the Tipperary senior hurling team in their Munster Championship quarter final against Cork this Sunday.

Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw: The 2017/2018 Tipperary Draw begins on Friday, 2ndJune with 12 monthly draws for a prize fund of €500,000. In 2016/2017, 120 people joined the Draw from the club and we are very grateful for your support. This yielded over €6000 for the club as €50 from every entry into the draw comes back to Lorrha GAA. The draw saw €1200 in prizes coming back to three lucky winners. All existing draw members have been issued with their receipts and forms to rejoin. To those that are interested in joining for the first time, the draw costs €100 per year with excellent prizes. We are looking to increase our membership for the coming year and we would ask you to consider strongly the opportunity of joining the draw.
The success of the Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw over the past 30 years has helped provide the facilities and the equipment for all our players to develop their skills and give you, our supporters great enjoyment week in week out. To join, contact any club officer, draw coordinator Margaret Gleeson, promoters, fill out the form on brochures in last weeks local newspapers or do so online at tipperary.gaa.ie

Cul Camp: This years Lorrha Kellogg's Cul Camp takes place in Moatfield from Monday 24th to Friday 28th July from 10am to 2.30pm each day. Camp is open for 6-13 year olds, to register, go to www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie and find the Lorrha camp in the Tipperary listing. The camp costs €60 for one child, €50 for a second and €40 for a third or more children and they will be provided with full camp kit.
Lotto: Our jackpot is €6450 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: continues on Friday with music from Ciaran Rosney from 9.30pm til late.

Sympathy: Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the Tooher family on the passing of Tom Tooher, who died recently. May he rest in peace.