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

Lorrha Notes

Muireann Kennedy, Rathcabbin NS who recently won 1st place in the under 7 section of Birr Credit Union art competition, theme ‘The Walk of Life” pictured with her mother Siobhan and older sister Clodagh.

The 19th edition of the very popular Lorrha Parish Calendar  has been printed and is available from the following. Pat Hough, Colettes Hair and Beauty, the Lorrha shop, Flynn’s Carrigahorig. In Portumna. Salmons Newsagents, The Boathouse Newsagents, Lorraine’s Hair Salon and O’Meara’s Super Valu, Buckley’s Super Valu in Birr and Heenan’s of  Borrisokane.
Packed with photographs from the past and the present, the calendar is a lovely gift for family or friends living away from home, to be used all year round, so it’s out in time to post before Christmas.
Lorrha Development /Tidy Towns are extremely grateful to everyone who has contributed as without your support their simply wouldn’t be a calendar.
If you would like a copy posted to you, email info@lorrhadorrha.ie or call (086) 8647166

Gratitude.

Many thanks to everyone who helped and supported the Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns in whatever way, at the Annual Christmas market and Auction on Sunday last. To all who donated items for the raffle and auction, those who attended and made purchases and to all who made the day so enjoyable, we appreciate your support. A special word of thanks to Santa for taking time out of his busy schedule to pay a visit and meet with the boys and girls. Apart from the Annual Calendar, this is the only fundraiser the Tidy Towns committee have in the year, which is so vital to keep the wheel turning.
The winners of the raffle were, Hamper – J.J. Maher, Biscuits – Louise Killeen, Bt. Wine – Adrian Boucher, cake – Michael O’Meara. Six people correctly guessed the weight of the cake and after all six names were put in a hat Sean Reid was the lucky name pulled out. Well done to all the prize winners.

Lorrha Camogie Club

Many thanks to those who supported and contributed to our annual Bake Sale on Sunday last during the Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns Christmas market and Auction.  A total of  €395 was raised.

Church News.

Sunday Masses Redwood, 1st & 3rd Saturday’s at 6.30pm, Lorrha, 2nd, 4th & 5th Saturdays at 6.30pm. Rathcabbin, Sunday’s at 11.30am

Week Day Masses Monday 9.30am in Lorrha (no Mass on Bank Holidays)

Cois Deirge Pastoral Area:

The Pastoral Councils of our 3 parishes met with Bishop Fintan and the diocesan pastoral team recently. The following points were highlighted.

Necessity has fuelled cooperation between parishes with pastoral planning taking place with our two co- parish priests working well, with more give and take & a volunteering spirit.

A developing confidence in lay leadership in the community and in   leading liturgy was noted.

The decline in church attendance was broken down as a 1/3 attending, 1/3 somewhat interested and 1/3 with little interest in faith.

The challenge of the next Pastoral Plan 2021- 2031 is to tailor the response

to each pastoral area

The nurturing of faith with the young in a culture of competition with so many other choices is very challenging and it is the reality that we face today.

Safeguarding Review for the Diocese of Killaloe:

The Diocese of Killaloe has invited the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (NBSCCCI) to conduct a review of safeguarding practice.  This is the second phase of such a review. This review will take place in January, 2020 If you have any views about Safeguarding in the diocese of Killaloe, we invite you to come forward to the diocese or to the NBSCCCI at (01-5053124).If you wish to report a child safeguarding concern, please contact Ms. Cleo Yates, Director of Safeguarding / Designated Liaison Person (DLP) at 087-3553024, Fr. Pat Malone, Deputy Designated Liaison Person at 086-8096074.or An Garda Síochána or TUSLA.

Rathcabbin Lights.

Rathcabbin Christmas lights will be switched on after a Christmas Sing along in Rathcabbin Church on Wednesday 11th December. This sing song will take place after the Rathcabbin NS Nativity so a wonderful evening of entertainment is promised featuring great local talent. All are welcome to get into the spirit of Christmas on this special night.

TV Game Show Appearance.

Bridie O’Brien of Barna in Co. Galway was the lucky winner of €43,000 after she got to spin the wheel on the TV game show “Winning Streak” on Saturday night last. Bridie is married to Rathcabbin man John O’Brien and she explained that her mother bought the scratch card for her son in-law who celebrated his birthday recently. Well done Bridie and John.

Annual Christmas Party.

North Tipperary Ploughing annual Christmas party will take place on Saturday December 14th at 7.30pm in The Yanks, Borrisokane. Anyone wishing to attend must book beforehand by calling Denis on (087) 7793719.

Demonstration.

A Christmas Flower Demonstration by Richard Haslam will be held in Lorrha Community Hall on Mon 9th Dec at 7.30pm. Tickets €10.   Booking 087 2324800. All Richard's arrangements will be raffled at the end of the demonstration.

RAGS Golfing Society.

RAGS golfing society AGM will take place in Friar’s Tavern on Thursday night December 5th at 8.30pm. New members welcome.

Save the Date.

Lorrha Junior ‘B’ footballers are holding a table quiz on Friday 13th December at 9.00pm in Kelly of Rathcabbin. There will also be a raffle on the night.  Funds raised will go towards the development of Gaelic football in the club. So make it a date for great fun and craic as well as meeting the neighbours!

GAA

Tony Reddin Park: The official renaming of the club grounds in Moatfield to Tony Reddin Park will take place in the GAA Centre next Saturday, 7th December at 7.30pm.

GAA President John Horan will be the special guest and will officially unveil the plaque along with members of the Reddin family. MC on the evening will be RTE's Damien O'Meara. Members of the 1956 Lorrha senior hurling team that won the North Tipperary Championship will also be present while the will be a formal presentation of the Lorrha's participation in the GAA's Healthy Club project. All are welcome to attend what will be a special night.

Under 21 Hurling: Well done to the Under 21 hurlers on their 2-14 to 1-11 win over Borris-Ileigh in the North 'B' Championship semi-final in Puckane on Saturday. Alan O'Meara and Sean Balfry got the goals with Colm Fogarty also in top form to help Lorrha Rovers Gaels progress to the final against near neighbours Borrisokane this Sunday, 8th December in Puckane at 12 noon. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

North Under 21 'A' Hurling Final: Because it isn't possible to play the North U21 'B' Hurling final on Saturday and with it having a Sunday fixture, Tony Reddin Park will not be hosting the U21 'A' final on Sunday.

Table Quiz: Lorrha GAA Club will hold a Table Quiz fundraiser in Kelly's, Rathcabbin on Friday 13th December at 9.00pm. Tables of 4 - €40. Funds raised will go towards the development of Gaelic football in the club. All support would be appreciated.

Senior AGM: The Annual General Meeting of Lorrha & Dorrha GAA senior club will take place in Rathcabbin Hall on Thursday 19th December at 7.45pm. All are invited to attend. Only 2019 paid up members are entitled to take part in any vote on the night.

Juvenile AGM: The Annual General Meeting of Lorrha juvenile club took place last Monday night. Full report next week.

Juvenile Football: Well done to Rory Duffy and Donnacha O'Meara who have been part of the North Tipperary U14 & 15 Football panels who have been competing in the Mick Frawley and Tom Collum Cups this month.

Kevin Cahalan lined out with the Tipperary U16's in the Fr Manning Cup.

Lotto: The jackpot is at €4,800 with a Match 3 pot of €120. You can play online at www.clubforce.com

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday, 6th December with John Molloy. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

 

 


Lorrha Notes

All proceeds go to Lorrha Development Tidy Towns. 

 

A proud Lorrha man Dermot Corcoran is pictured here with his three granddaughters Ella, Holly and Alva and with Patrick Bonner Maher who presented certificates in camogie and football to teams in the Round Towers GAA Club, Kildare Town.   Dermot said that as a past Lorrha player of the 60'/70's it was a honour and privilege to meet him  and specially when three of my granddaughters Ella, Holly and Alva were in receipt of Certificates for awards in Camogie and football which he presented.
Well done to all and thank you for the lovely photograph.

 

Lorrha Christmas Market & Auction Dec 1st.  

Lorrha Annual Christmas Market and Auction next Sunday 1st December in Lorrha Community Hall. Market commences at 1.00pm with the auction at 2.30pm. Santa will arrive at 3.00pm. Refreshments served. Also a raffle for some lovely prizes. Home baked Christmas Cakes, puddings, minced pies, toys galore, candles, wreaths and decorations and plenty more besides all inside. The auction of timber, turf, fodder and more will take place outside.
Do please come along and support the Tidy Towns. The 2020 Lorrha Parish calendar is now on sale in local shops and will also be on sale on the day of the market.

Church News.

Sunday Masses Redwood, 1st & 3rd Saturday’s at 6.30pm, Lorrha, 2nd, 4th & 5th Saturdays at 6.30pm. Rathcabbin, Sunday’s at 11.30am

Week Day Masses Monday 9.30am in Lorrha (no Mass on Bank Holidays)

Intentions: During the month of November people are invited to place their petitions for their departed relatives in boxes provided in the churches.

Memory Mass. Our annual memory mass for Holy Souls will take place in Lorrha Church at 6.30pm Saturday 30th November.

Annual Christmas Party.
North Tipperary Ploughing annual Christmas party will take place on Saturday December 14th at 7.30pm in The Yanks, Borrisokane. Anyone wishing to attend must book beforehand by calling Denis on (087) 7793719.

Rathcabbin Hall Notes: 

Progressive 25 Cards continue  every Friday night at 8.30pm and last week’s winners on 13 games was Nuala and Tess. 2nd prize on 10 games was Tom & Con, and Tom & Caoimhe.

Bootcamp Fitness Classes every Monday, 7.30pm - 8.30pm in Rathcabbin Hall. €5 Pay as you go. All levels of fitness welcome.

Boxercise for Teens every Monday 6.45pm - 7.30pm, €5 Pay as you go.

Parent, Toddler & Baby Group every Thursday morning in the hall from 10.30am to 12.00pm

A Night of Celebrations.     

Aglish Sociable Ladies invite you to a night of celebration following a tremendously successful fundraiser by the Sociable Ladies in aid of North Tipp Hospice and Suaimhneas. Join us for the presentation with live music “ceol agus craic” in Aglish Hall this Friday night November 29th at 7.30pm. Great night guaranteed.

Lorrha Camogie Club

At our recent AGM the following committee was ratified for 2020. Chairperson Caroline O’Brien, Assistant Chair Clare Fogarty, Secretary Rebekah Lambe, Assistant Treasurer Aoife Brady and PRO Celine Cleary. A total of €1,555 was raised by the Table Quiz and we greatly appreciate the support shown to our U12 and Junior B teams throughout the year.

RAGS Golfing Society.

RAGS golfing society AGM will take place in Friar’s Tavern on Thursday night December 5th at 8.30pm. New members welcome.

Save the Date.

Lorrha Junior ‘B’ footballers are holding a table quiz on Friday 13th December at 9.00pm in Kelly of Rathcabbin. There will also be a raffle on the night. So make it a date for great fun and craic as well as meeting the neighbours!

GAA

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €4,500. Numbers drawn on 25 November were: 2-9-12-28. 4 Match 3's share €100: Carmel Lambe, Seamus Fallon, Michael Coen, Timothy Tierney.
Promoters: Kevin Molloy, Thomas P Cahalan, Mulrooney's Gala.
Next Monday's draw will be for a jackpot of €4,650 with a Match 3 pot of €100. Team 2 in charge of the draw, Team 8 on the Saturday rota.
Thank you for your continued support.

Under 21 Hurling: Lorrha Rovers Gaels defeated Portroe 1-16 to 1-9 in Moatfield on Sunday to progress to the North 'B' Hurling semi-final where they will play Borris-Ileigh next Saturday, 30th November in Puckane at 2.00pm. All support would be appreciated.

Tony Reddin Park: The official renaming of the club grounds in Moatfield to Tony Reddin Park will take place in the GAA Centre on Saturday, 7th December at 7.30pm.

GAA President John Horan will be the special guest and will officially unveil the plaque along with members of the Reddin family. MC of the evening will be RTE's Damien O'Meara. Members of the 1956 Lorrha senior hurling team that won the North Tipperary Championship will also be present while the will be a formal presentation of the Lorrha's participation in the GAA's Healthy Club project. All are welcome to attend what should be a special night.

North Under 21 'A' Hurling Final: It is planned that the first game in the newly named Tony Reddin Park will be the North Tipperary Under 21 'A' Hurling Final on Sunday, 8th December.

Table Quiz: Lorrha GAA Club will hold a Table Quiz fundraiser in Kelly's, Rathcabbin on Friday 13th December at 9.00pm. Tables of 4 - €40. Funds raised will go towards the development of Gaelic football in the club. All support would be appreciated.

Senior AGM: The Annual General Meeting of Lorrha & Dorrha GAA senior club will take place this year in Rathcabbin Hall on Thursday 19th December at 7.45pm. The meeting will go to Lorrha Hall in 2020, pending the completion of extension work.

Juvenile AGM: The Annual General Meeting of Lorrha juvenile club will take place in the GAA Centre next Monday 2nd December at 8.00pm. All parents of players, coaches and those interested in generating the next generation of players in the club are invited to attend.

Juvenile Football: Well done to Rory Duffy and Donnacha O'Meara who have been part of the North Tipperary U15 & 16 Football panels who have been competing in the Mick Frawley and Tom Collum Cups this month. Kevin Cahalan lined out with the Tipperary U16's in the Fr Manning Cup.

Lotto: The jackpot is at €4,650 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.clubforce.com

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday, 29th November with Peter Burke. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

The popular Lorrha Calendar is now on sale in all good business premises in the parish, in Portumna, in Borrisokane and in Birr.


Lorrha Notes

Christmas Market & Auction.

Lorrha Development / Tidy Towns Annual Christmas Market and Auction will be held on Sunday 1st December in Lorrha Community Hall. Market commences at 1.00pm with the auction at 2.30pm. Santa will arrive at 3.00pm.
Anyone wishing to donate items for the auction such as fuel, fodder etc. please call (086) 8493595. Anyone wishing to book a table for the market, please call (086) 8647166.

Church News.
Sunday Masses Redwood, 1st & 3rd Saturday’s at 6.30pm, Lorrha, 2nd, 4th & 5th Saturdays at 6.30pm. Rathcabbin, Sunday’s at 11.30am

Week Day Masses Monday 9.30am in Lorrha (no Mass on Bank Holidays)

Intentions: During the month of November people are invited to place their petitions for their departed relatives in boxes provided in the churches.

St. Kieran’s Dish Out Prizes.

St Kierans Care Home Rathcabbin celebrated their annual  Halloween party recently. A raffle was held for Irish Association Lourdes volunteers, with help from Concepta Coughlan. Thanks to everyone who helped and all who bought tickets. 1st prize ..Catherine O’Dwyer Birr –hamper, 2nd prize Baby J. Kelly Birr-  hamper

3rd prize  Marie Blake, Clareen – hamper,  4th prize. Margaret Daly, Banagher  - sweets, 5th prize, Cian Rafferty,  Ballingarry  - sweets,  6th prize, Peter Spain, Birr –sweets. Many thanks to all.

Book Now.

Lorrha Variety Group present the John B. Keane play ‘Sharon’s Grave’ for three nights, on 22nd. 23rd and 24th  November in Lorrha Community Hall. Directed by Phil Quigley, the doors open at 8.00pm and curtains up at 8.30pm. This year is booking only by phoning 087 1601946. Lines open 6pm to 9pm every evening. Adults €10, students €5.

Poets in the Trenches CD

The ‘Poets in the Trenches’ CD which was launched recently in the Thomas MacDonagh Museum was produced by Cloughjordan native Martin Butler who now lives in Boston. The three poets who fought in WW1 were Tom Kettle, Patrick McGill and Francis Lidwedge, The latter who was a close friend of Thomas MacDonagh.
Track 21 on the CD pays tribute to Private Martin O’Meara Victory Cross recipient from Lorrha. Track 11 pays tribute to Sgt. James Somers from Cloughjordan who was also awarded a VC and track 16 pays tribute to another Cloughjordan man Private Martin Butler who lost his life in WW1. Private Butler is granduncle of the producer of the CD. This lovely CD is on sale in The Thomas MacDonagh Heritage Centre which is open all year round on Tues-Thurs 12-4pm, Fri 4-7pm, Sat & Sun 12-4pm.

Annual Christmas Party.

North Tipperary Ploughing annual Christmas party will take place on Saturday December 14th at 7.30pm in The Yanks, Borrisokane. Anyone wishing to attend must book beforehand by calling Denis on (087) 7793719.

Reminder from Gardí.

Gardaí are reminding licensed firearms holders to keep their licences up-to-date following the seizure of a number of firearms in Co. Tipperary two weeks ago.
Gardaí seized the licensed firearms from three people in the county as their licence had expired. The renewal of a licensed firearm is required every three years by completing a Firearms Renewal Form (FCR) which is then submitted to the owner’s local Garda station. Gardaí say that failure to renew your license will result in your firearm being seized and you may not be granted a new one in the future. It is the responsibility of the firearms holder to ensure their license is up-to-date.

Upcycling Your Wardrobe.

Aglish Sociable ladies present Upcycling Your Wardrobe with Donna Cummins from the Zipyard, on Wednesday 20th November at 8.00pm in Aglish Hall. All welcome. Admission members €5, non members €10.

A Night of Celebrations.     

Aglish Sociable Ladies invite you to a night of celebration following a tremendously successful fundraiser by the Sociable Ladies in aid of North Tipp Hospice and Suaimhneas. Join us for the presentation with live music “ceol agus craic” in Aglish Hall on Friday November 29th at 7.30pm. Great night guaranteed.

Concert.

Fr Ray Kelly will perform in St Joseph's Church in Moneygall on Sunday night December 1st. Concert commences at 7 pm and doors are open from 6 pm with unreserved seating. Tickets are €20 and we would love to have you join us for an evening of music, hymns and song.

GAA  

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €4350. Numbers drawn on 18 November: 4-18-21-28. 2 Match 3's share €120: Aidan Duffy, Kevin Molloy. Promoters: Jimmy Dunne, John McLeish, Thomas P Cahalan.
Next Monday's draw will be for a jackpot of €4,500 with a Match 3 pot of €100. Team 2 in charge of the draw; Team 8 on Saturday rota. Thank you for your continued support.

Under 21 Hurling: The U21 'B' Championship match against Portroe was postponed last Thursday due to the weather and has been refixed for Sunday 24th November in Moatfield at 12 noon but it may be subject to change.

Tony Reddin Park: The official renaming of the club grounds in Moatfield to Tony Reddin Park will take place on the evening of Saturday, 7th December at 7.30pm. GAA President John Horan will be present. More details closer to the date

Senior AGM: The Annual General Meeting of Lorrha & Dorrha GAA senior club will take place this year in Rathcabbin Hall on Thursday 19th December at 7.45pm. The meeting will go to Lorrha Hall in 2020, pending the completion of extention work. Nomination and motion forms to be available shortly.

Juvenile AGM: The Annual General Meeting of Lorrha juvenile club will take place in the GAA Centre on Monday 2nd December at 8.00pm. All parents of players, coaches and those interested in generating the next generation of players in the club are invited to attend.

Lotto: The jackpot is at €4,500 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.clubforce.com

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday, 22nd November with Glen Flynn. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.


Lorrha Notes

Aisling Smith of Rathcabbin Development Association with Sakie O’Brien with the pumpkin Sakie donated for a guess the weight competition which raised over €100 for flowers for the village. Mary Molloy guessed the nearest weight and was within 50g of the actual weight of the pumpkin which was 13,350g or 29 1/2 lbs.  Thanks to Sakie for the pumpkin and to everyone who took part.

Christmas Market & Auction.

The Lorrha Development / Tidy Towns Annual Christmas Market and Auction will be held on the first Sunday in December which this year falls on Sunday 1st December in Lorrha Community Hall. Volunteers are required to help in the preparation and the running of the event.
Anyone wishing to donate items for the auction such as fuel, fodder etc. please call (086) 8493595. Anyone wishing to book a table for the market, please call (086) 8647166.

N.T.Ploughing AGM Results.

There was a great turn out at the North Tipp Ploughing AGM which was held in The Yanks, Borrisokane last week. Some officers were returned and also some new people stepped up to take on positions. Chairman Ray Clancy thanked all outgoing officers for their work to the committee  and he welcomed the new people on board and wished them well. Those elected for the forthcoming year are President Eileen Duffy, Assistant President John Slattery. N.P.A. Director Joe Slattery, Chairman Ray Clancy, Vice Chairman Eamon Murphy, Secretary Denis Cahalan, Assistant Secretary Laura McKenna, Treasurer Andrew Wilson, Assistant Treasurer John Cahalan, PRO Rose Mannion.
The annual Christmas party will take place on Saturday December 14th at 7.30pm in The Yanks, Borrisokane. Anyone wishing to attend must book beforehand by calling Denis on (087) 7793719.

Church News.

Sunday Masses Redwood, 1st & 3rd Saturday’s at 6.30pm, Lorrha, 2nd, 4th & 5th Saturdays at 6.30pm. Rathcabbin, Sunday’s at 11.30am

Week Day Masses Monday 9.30am in Lorrha (no Mass on Bank Holidays)

Intentions: During the month of November people are invited to place their petitions for their departed relatives in boxes provided in the churches.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Josie Dermody and family Rathcabbin on the death of her brother Eamon Dillon, Roscrea which occurred on Thursday Nov. 7th. After funeral Mass in St. Cronan’s Church Roscrea on Sunday last 10th burial took place in Camblin Cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Sharon’s Grave for Lorrha Stage.

Lorrha Variety Group present the John B. Keane play ‘Sharon’s Grave’ for three nights, on 22nd. 23rd and 24th  November in Lorrha Community Hall. Directed by Phil Quigley, the doors open at 8.00pm and curtains up at 8.30pm. This year is booking only by phoning 087 1601946. Lines open 6pm to 9pm every evening. Adults €10,  students €5.

Lorrha Camogie AGM

The camogie club AGM will take place Friday 15th November in the Clubhouse at 6.30 PM. The agenda will cover both our Juvenile and Adult teams, all interested in promoting camogie in the parish are welcome to attend.
A big “thank you” to all those who supported our recent Table Quiz, donated prizes and helped organise the successful event. Thanks also to our Quiz masters Aidan and Pauline McIntyre and to Kelly’s, Rathcabbin for providing the venue.

Climate Change Conference.

Banagher College are hosting a Climate change 2020 plus mini conference on 15th November from 7 to 9.00pm with guest speaker Duncan Stewart of Eco Eye. Also attending will be Alastair McKinstry Climate Scientist, An Taisce, Green Offaly, representatives from local industry and Green School students. Admission is free and all are welcome. Enquiries to 05791 51323 or bhassett@bccns.ie.

A Night of Celebrations.     

Aglish Sociable Ladies invite you to a night of celebration following a tremendously successful fundraiser by the Sociable Ladies in aid of North Tipp Hospice and Suaimhneas. Join us for the presentation with live music “ceol agus craic” in Aglish Hall on Friday November 29th at 7.30pm. Great night guaranteed.

Concert.

Fr Ray Kelly will perform in St Joseph's Church in Moneygall on Sunday night December 1st. Concert commences at 7 pm and doors are open from 6 pm with unreserved seating. Tickets are €20 and we would love to have you join us for an evening of music, hymns and song.


Lorrha Notes

Martin Kennedy pictured here at a function held in his honor in Rathcabbin Hall recently to mark his retirement as postman. See local papers for full story.

AGM.

The Annual General Meeting  of North Tipp Ploughing will take place in The Yanks, Borrisokane on Wednesday night November 6th at 9.00pm. Looking forward to welcoming all existing members and new members welcome.

Church News.
Sunday Masses Redwood, 1st & 3rd Saturday’s at 6.30pm, Lorrha, 2nd, 4th & 5th Saturdays at 6.30pm. Rathcabbin, Sunday’s at 11.30am

Week Day Masses Monday 9.30am in Lorrha (no Mass on Bank Holidays) Intentions: During the month of November people are invited to place their petitions for their departed relatives in boxes provided in the churches.=

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Margaret O’Meara and family, (Abbeyville) on the death of her mother Agnes Brophy, Ballincur, Kinnitty in her 96th year, which occurred on Wednesday 30th October.
After funeral Mass in St. Flannan’s Church, Kinnitty on Saturday Nov. 2nd burial took place in St. Flannan’s cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Coming Soon.

Lorrha Variety Group present the John B. Keane play ‘Sharon’s Grave’ for three nights, on 22nd. 23rd and 24th  November in Lorrha Community Hall. Watch this space for further details.

Rathcabbin Hall Notes: 

Bootcamp Fitness Classes by Ignite Fitness every Monday, 7.30pm - 8.30pm in Rathcabbin Hall. €5 Pay as you go.
Yoga Classes starting in Rathcabbin Hall on Thursday 7th November for 6 weeks. 7-8pm. Contact Kristina Gill for details 0858566541

North Tipp Hospice Fundraiser.

The organizers of the Live Music Event which took place in Friars Park, Lorrha in September, wish to extend thanks to everyone who helped in so many ways. A special mention to all who gave their time to entertain with music, song and dance. A cheque for €651 was handed over to North Tipp Hospice recently.


Thanks

Many thanks from Lorrha Development, to all who have loaned their photographs for the 2020 edition of the Lorrha Parish Calendar. Also, sincere thanks to everyone who has advertised their business through the calendar which is now with the printers, and will be soon on the shop shelves.

Christmas Market & Auction.

The Annual Christmas Market and Auction will be held on the first Sunday in December which this year falls on Sunday 1st December in Lorrha Community Hall. Volunteers are required to help in the preparation and the running of the event.
Anyone wishing to donate  items for the auction such as fuel, fodder etc. please call (086) 8493595. Anyone wishing to book a table for the market, please call (086) 8647166.

Clinic.

Extended Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Our next clinic will be Wed 6th November 2019 from 10:00am to 4:00pm in Tyone Health Centre, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary. For more information contact 061-467494


Climate Change Conference.

Banagher College are hosting a Climate change 2020 plus mini conference on 15th November from 7 to 9.00pm with guest speaker Duncan Stewart of Eco Eye. Also attending will be Alastair McKinstry Climate Scientist, An Taisce, Green Offaly, representatives from local industry and Green School students. Admission is free and all are welcome. Enquiries to 05791 51323 or bhassett@bccns.ie.


Lorrha Notes

Commiserations to Lorrha Jnr B Camogie team and management of  Ken Hogan, Aidan McIntyre, Martin Young, who lost to Fethard 2.7 to 1.6 in the final last Saturday. Hard luck.

North Tipp Ploughing

The Annual General Meeting  will take place in The Yanks, Borrisokane on Wednesday night November 6th at 9.00pm. Looking forward to welcoming all existing members and new members welcome.

News From Lorrha School.

Well done to Lorrha NS pupils Bláthnaid Bennett and Chloe Mannion, winners in the poetry competition organised by Shorelines Arts Festival, Portumna. Bláthnaid won the overall prize on the day. The girls were  presented with their prizes at a prize giving ceremony which was held recently in the Library in Portumna. Well done to all who participated.

Athletics.

We also congratulate Chloe Mannion, Emma Kennedy and Ava Young who won bronze in the team athletics 1000m which was held in Thurles recently. Well done girls.

Extracurricular classes

We continue with extracurricular classes in the school as follows.
Speech & Drama with Patrice on a Monday evening from 3 to 4pm.
Guitar with Anthony on a Tuesday evening from 3 to 4pm.
German with Ute on a Thursday evening from 2.40 -3.40

Sport.

We participated in a fun 7 a side football blitz in Borrisokane earlier in the month and a second one which was held in Puckane. The pupils had a great time and enjoyed both. Thanks to the organisers of both events.

Team Hope.

Once again the pupils in Scoil Lua Naofa are participating in the Team Hope Christmas Shoe Box appeal. Team Hope is an Irish, Christian international development organisation working to help children affected by poverty in Africa and Eastern Europe.

Dates for Your Diary.

Confirmation will take place in Lorrha on Sunday 8th March at 3p.m.and Communion in Rathcabbin Sunday 10th May at11a.m.

Church News.

Sunday Masses Redwood, 1st & 3rd Saturday’s at 6.30pm, Lorrha, 2nd, 4th & 5th Saturdays at 6.30pm. Rathcabbin, Sunday’s at 11.30am

Week Day Masses Monday 9.30am in Lorrha (no Mass on Bank Holidays)

Intentions: During the month of November people are invited to place their petitions for their departed relatives in boxes provided in the churches.
Feast of All Saints, also First Friday, Nov 1st, Mass in Rathcabbin Church at 7.30pm.

Feast of All Souls Saturday Nov 2nd, Mass in Redwood Church at 6.30pm

Blessing of the Graves in Bonoham Cemetery after 11.30am Mass in Rathcabbin on Sunday 3rd November

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of the late Josie Hourigan, nee Sullivan, late of Redwood, Lorrha who dies last week. After funeral Mass in St. Rynagh’s Church, Banagher on Tuesday Oct. 22nd burial took place in the local cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Late Charlotte McCabe Gunning.

The death occurred on Saturday October 26th of Charlotte McCabe Gunning (née Mahon), Lorrha at Portumna Retirement Village. Predeceased by her husbands Tom and Harry and brother Con. Deeply missed by her son Brian, daughter Mairead, daughter-in-law Johanna, son-in-law Martin, grandchildren Sorcha, Diarmuid and Cian, brothers Frank, Seán and Mike, sisters Nancy Luder, Madeline Tierney, Evelyn O' Meara, Elish O'Reilly, Beatrice Collins and Marie McKenna, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends to whom sympathy is extended.
After funeral Mass in St. Ruadhan’s Church Lorrha on Wednesday 30th at 12 noon, burial took  place in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Golfing Thanks.

Lorrha parish golf outing eventually got going on the third time of asking after it had to be postponed on two occasions. The organisers wish to thank everyone who supported the event. The winner was Alan Naylor on 40pts and a handy cap of 17. A presentation was made to Tony Coen as a mark of appreciation as Hon. Secretary for the past 30 years.

Good Luck:

Best of luck to Lorrha junior footballers and management in the county semi final on Sunday coming November 3rd against South club Killenaule  in Moneygall at 12 noon.  Good luck lads.

Dates For Your Diary.

Lorrha Variety Group present the John B. Keane play ‘Sharon’s Grave’ for three nights, on 22nd. 23rd and 24th in Lorrha Community Hall. More details later.

Rathcabbin Hall Notes: 

Bootcamp Fitness Classes by Ignite Fitness every Monday, 7.30pm - 8.30pm in Rathcabbin Hall. €5 Pay as you go.

Yoga Classes starting in Rathcabbin Hall on Thursday 7th November for 6 weeks. 7-8pm. Contact Kristina Gill for details 0858566541

 

Kids Halloween Fancy Dress Disco.  Under 12's. Thursday 31st October.  6pm-7.30pm. Music by DJ Ray.  Children must be accompanied by an adult throughout the disco.  €2 entry per child. Come along and join in the fun…adults can dress up too..

Long Tail Competition.

The annual long tail competition and game barbecue in memory of Eddie Clancy and PJ Gorman will be held in Kelly’s Rathcabbin on Saturday 2nd November. Music by Trevor and PJ Hogan.

Date for your Diary.

St. Kieran Care Home Rathcabbin will be holding their annual memorial Mass on Monday November 4th at 2.00pm. Also, their Christmas party with Mass on Friday 20th Dec. at 2.00pm. All are invited to join with the staff and residents at the above events.

Date for Your Diary.

Banagher College are hosting a Climate change 2020 plus mini conference on 15thovember from 7 to 9.00pm with guest speaker Duncan Stewart of Eco Eye. Also attending will be Alastair McKinstry Climate Scientist, An Taisce, Green Offaly, representatives from local industry and Green School students. Admission is free and all are welcome. Enquiries to 05791 51323 or bhassett@bccns.ie.

GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €3,900. Lotto No's - 28 October: 1-12-25-28.
No Match 3. Lucky Dips: Pat Hough, T&T Heenan, Ger Mannion, Annie Cowan. Promoters: Jimmy Dunne, Kevin Molloy, Internet. Next Monday's jackpot is €4050 with €120 Match 3 pot so make sure you are in the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Junior Football: Lorrha will play Killenaule in the semi-final of the County Junior 'B' Football Championship semi-final this Sunday 3rd November in Roscrea at 12.00pm.

Under 21 Hurling: The Under 21 hurlers got off to a winning start in the North 'B' Championship with a 3-14 to 1-12 win over Silvermines in Ballingarry on Friday night. They play Portroe in round 2 next Saturday 2nd November in Portroe at 12 noon where a win will seal a place in the semi-finals.

Camogie: Hard luck to the Lorrha Junior camogie team who were defeated by St Rita's Fethard in the County Junior 'B' Championship Final at The Ragg on Saturday.

Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw: The November draw takes place next Friday night in Cloughjordan. Best of luck to all our subscribers. We would ask all promoters to bring their accounts up to date.

All Stars: Best of luck to Brian Hogan when the GAA Hurling All Star team in announced this Friday evening.

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

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday, 1st November with Caitriona O'Sullivan. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.


Lorrha Notes

Liffey Mills recently held a "Sustainable Tillage in a Low Carbon Future" customer conference in Moneygall with special gust speakers. One of those guest speakers was Andy Doyle Tillage editor with the Farmers Journal on left of photograph. 

Retirement Function Reminder.
In recognition of Martins years of service as a post man in our parish, a celebration night will take place in Rathcabbin Hall on Friday 25th October, starting with Mass at 7.30pm. followed by a presentation to Martin. Refreshments will be served. We look forward to your presence on the night to show your appreciation to Martin.

Church News.

Vigil Mass in Redwood Castle on Saturday Oct. 26th at 6.30pm and in Rathcabbin Church the following day at 11.30am.
Feast of All Saints, also First Friday, Nov 1st, Mass in Rathcabbin Church at 7.30pm.
Feast of All Souls Saturday Nov 2nd, Mass in Redwood Church at 6.30pm
Diocese of Killaloe Workshop for Lay Leaders of Liturgy, Saturday, November 2nd
at St Flannan’s College, Ennis or Saturday, November 23rd Mt St Joseph’s Abbey, Roscrea. Time: 10 – 3pm. Light lunch provided. Presenter: Fr Liam Tracey SM Professor of Liturgy, Maynooth. This workshop will be very helpful to those leading liturgy in their parish communities. To apply: Contact Jean Gaynor at pastoraldevelopment@killaloediocese.ie

Booking Essential.
The Healing Gaze of Christ Saturday 26th October in the Pastoral Centre, Nenagh from 2.00 -5.00pm. Presenter will be Fr. Patsy Kelly MSC. Cost €10. Booking essential from Srs. Patricia Greene/Rita Corry@ 067 32830.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Kathleen and David Dunne and extended family members (Portland) on the unexpected death of their granddaughter Linda Blake, Loughrea which occurred on Tuesday 15th last. After funeral Mass in St. Brendan’s Cathedral, on Sunday last, burial took place in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Loughrea. May she rest in peace.

North Tipp Ploughing

Chairman of the North Tipp Ploughing Ray Clancy expressed his thanks at the last meeting, to all the members who participated and helped at the ploughing championships held in Carlow. He also thanked all who attended the fund raising poker classic held recently. The organizers,the hosts Hannigans, Kilbarron and the prize winners, Joe Slattery 1st, Andrew Hogan 2nd Willie Jones 3rd. Well done to all.
The Annual General Meeting will take place in The Yanks, Borrisokane on Wednesday night November 6th at 9.00pm. Looking forward to welcoming all existing members and new members welcome.

Good Luck.

Best of luck to Lorrha Jnr B Camogie team and management of Ken Hogan, Aidan McIntyre, Martin Young, in the final against Fethard on October 26th in The Ragg camogie grounds. Please note that the time is changed to 12 noon.

Rathcabbin Hall Notes:

Progressive 25 Cards
Winners on 12 games was Martin & Trevor. 2nd prize on 11 games was Gaybo & Dale. Cards returns on Friday 1st November at 8.30pm

Bootcamp Fitness Classes by Ignite Fitness every Monday, 7.30pm - 8.30pm in Rathcabbin Hall. €5 Pay as you go.

Retirement function for Martin Kennedy on Friday 25th October, starting with Mass at 7.30pm.

Yoga Classes starting in Rathcabbin Hall on Thursday 7th November for 6 weeks. 7-8pm. Contact Kristina Gill for details 0858566541

Kids Halloween Fancy Dress Disco. Under 12's. Thursday 31st October. 6pm-7.30pm. Music by DJ Ray. Children must be accompanied by a adult throughout the disco. €2 entry per child.

A Gardening Night.

Aglish Sociable Ladies presents a gardening night with Treasa from Arrabawn, on Wednesday night October 23rd at 8.00pm in Aglish Hall. Adm: Members €5, non members €10.00. All welcome.

Date for your Diary.

Everyone is invited to St. Kieran’s Care Home, Rathcabbin for Monday 28th October for their annual Halloween Party with music and song from 3 – 6pm. They will be holding their annual memorial Mass on Monday November 4th at 2.00pm and to wind down the year, their Christmas party with Mass on Friday 20th Dec. at 2.00pm. All are invited to join with the staff and residents at the above events.

Council Survey

The survey below is on the Council website and can be completed by anyone interested. The preparation work for the Corporate Plan 2020-2024 is underway and Tipperary County Council is seeking your help in identifying the challenges and objectives the Council should prioritise over the coming 5 years.
The Corporate Plan will set out the Council’s vision for the next 5 years in key areas, such as Economic Development & Tourism, Community Development, Climate Change & Sustainable Development, Housing, Social Inclusion and Infrastructure. Let us know what you think we should prioritise and what core values we should hold as we work with you to improve Tipperary’s economic, social and cultural profile over the next 5 years.
The closing date for responses is Friday 1st November 2019. The survey should take less than 5 minutes and can be accessed by clicking here – Corporate Plan Survey

Open Evening.

Portumna Community School open evening for incoming First Year students in September 2020 is scheduled for Thursday October 24th. Registration from 6.30pm followed by the Principals address at 7.15pm All are welcome.

Date for Your Diary.

Banagher College are hosting a Climate change 2020 plus mini conference on 15thovember from 7 to 9.00pm with guest speaker Duncan Stewart of Eco Eye. Also attending will be Alastair McKinstry Climate Scientist, An Taisce, Green Offaly, representatives from local industry and Green School students. Admission is free and all are welcome. Enquiries to 05791 51323 or bhassett@bccns.ie.

GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €3,750. The numbers drawn on 21 October were: 7-8-13-15. 3 Match 3's share €100: Bridget Madden, Ann Power, Padraig & Pamela Madden. Promoters: Pat Hough, Mark Kennedy, Thomas P Cahalan. Next Monday's draw will be for a jackpot of €3,900 with €100 Match 3 pot so make sure you are in the draw. Thank you for your continued support.
Junior Football: Well done to the junior footballers who defeated Moyne-Templetuohy 5-10 to 4-4 in the County Junior 'B' Football Championship quarter final in Moneygall on Sunday. Michael Dolan was outstanding in the win as were Niall McIntyre and Ciaran Haugh as Lorrha progress to a semi-final, likely on 2 November. Draw will be made next weekend following the playing of the remaining quarter finals.
Under 21 Hurling: The under 21 hurling championship will commence on the October Bank Holiday weekend with Lorrha Rovers Gaels drawn to meet Silvermines in the first round.
Offaly: The club had two notable successes in Offaly hurling finals last weekend as Ken Hogan trained St Rynagh's to the senior title while David Needham managed Clare to intermediate success. Well done to both and best wishes in the Leinster Championship.
Camogie: Best of luck to the Lorrha camogie team in the County Junior 'B' Championship Final against St Rita's Fethard on Saturday 26th October at the Camogie Grounds, The Ragg at 12 noon.
Schools: Hard luck to Redwood NS who were defeated in the North Cumann na mBunscoil Football final by Kyle Park last week.
Lotto: The jackpot is at €3,900 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.clubforce.com
Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday, 25th October with Mary Prendergast. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.
Sympathy: Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the Dunne family on the death of Linda Blake, Loughrea, who passed away last week.
The club also sympathise with the Ryan family on the death of Jim 'Fenor' Ryan in London last week. A native of Gortnahoe, Jim won a North Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship with Lorrha in 1966 during a spell working in the area. He also won an All Ireland Minor Hurling medal with Tipperary in 1959. May they rest in peace.


Lorrha Notes

Belated congratulations to Rathcabbin man Declan Molloy who captained Leitrim to their first All Ireland.

Lorrha Tidy Towns.

Lorrha scored 320 markes in this year’s competition, up four marks on last year. The most promising aspect is, no marks were lost on any category which is very important. Congratulations to all on another year of hard work with a special mention to the estate resident’s for their work.  In order to advance in this competition, more volunteers are required for work evenings and to carry out the required work to gain more marks. The report is available to read on the Tidy Towns website and do keep up the good work. Well done all.

Lorrha 2020 Parish Calendar.

Many thanks to everyone who submitted photographs for the 2020 edition of the Lorrha Parish Calendar.  Thanks also to everyone who has taken out advertising space, it is much appreciated. All money raised from the sales of the calendar goes back into the village.

Final Reminder.

It’s not too late to get your name down for the Lorrha and Dorrha Parish Golf Society day out on Saturday  coming 19th October in Birr Golf Club - 11.30 to 1.00pm. Please contact Tony Coen on (087) 6219639.

Ploughing Meeting.

North Tipperary Ploughing meeting this Wednesday evening the 16th in the Yanks Inn, Borrisokane at 9.00pm. All members are requested to attend.

Church News.

Vigil Mass in Redwood Castle on Saturday Oct. 19th at 6.30pm and in Rathcabbin Church the following day at 11.30am.

Padre Pio Mass.

St. Padre Pio Mass will be celebrated in St. Brendan’s Church, Birr this Thursday October 17th. Rosary at 7.00 and Mass at 7.30pm. All welcome.

Date for your Diary.

The Healing Gaze of Christ Saturday 26th October in the Pastoral Centre, Nenagh from 2.00 -5.00pm. Presenter will be Fr. Patsy Kelly MSC. Cost €10. Booking essential from Srs. Patricia Greene or Rita Corry on (067) 32830.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Imelda Gormaly and family Rathcabbin on the death of her brother Ned Gaynor, Ennis. After funeral Mass in St. Joseph’s Church Ennis on Sunday last 13th .burial took place in Drumcliffe Cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Well Done.

Well done to two Lorrha men Conor ‘Red’O’ Sullivan (manager) and Jimmy Dunne (selector) who steered Toomevara to Intermediate camogie success on Sunday last over a fancied Thurles Sarsfields side in a thrilling Intermediate  county final on a scoreline of 0.19 to 2.10. Well done lads and the best of luck in the Munster Final on November 9th. See report on game elsewhere in this paper.

Good Luck.

Best of luck to Lorrha Jnr B Camogie team and management of  Ken Hogan, Aidan McIntyre, Martin Young, in the final against Fethard on October 26th at 11.00am in The Ragg camogie grounds. The girls are holding a fundraising table quiz this coming Friday night Oct 18th at 9.30pm (sharp) in Kelly’s Pub, Rathcabbin. Adults €10, students €5. Raffle on the night with top prize of a car trailer load of timber and other great prizes to be won. All are welcome.

Rathcabbin Hall Notes: 

Progressive 25 Cards continue and the winners from last week on 11 games was shared by Jimmy & Pat and Tony & Pakie. 2nd prize on 9 games was Micheal & Mary.  Cards continue on Friday night at 8.30pm

Martin Kennedy Retirement Function.

In recognition of Martins years of service as a post man in our parish, a celebration night will take place in Rathcabbin Hall on Friday 25th October, starting with Mass at 7.30pm. followed by a presentation to Martin. Refreshments will be served. We look forward to your presence on the night to show your appreciation to Martin.

Good Luck Clodagh.

We extend the best of luck to Clodagh McIntyre who has been nominated for a camogie soaring star award for her performances throughout the year with Tipperary Intermediate team and Senior panel. The 16th annual All-Stars banquet sponsored by Liberty Insurance will take place in Citywest Hotel this coming Saturday October 19th. Good luck Clodagh.

A Gardening Night.

Aglish Sociable Ladies presents a gardening night with Treasa from Arrabawn, on Wednesday night October 23rd at 8.00pm in Aglish Hall.  Adm: Members €5, non members €10.00. All welcome.

Open Evening.

Portumna Community School open evening for incoming First Year students in September 2020 is scheduled for Thursday October 24th.   Registration from 6.30pm followed by the Principals address at 7.15pm All are welcome.

GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €3,600. Numbers drawn were: 6-19-20-30.
3 Match 3's share €100: Agnes Sherlock, Chris Hoctor, DLK. Promoters: D&K Mannion, Liam Reddish, Thomas P Cahalan.
Next Monday's draw is for a jackpot of €3,750 with €100 Match 3 pot. Team 4 in charge of draw; Team 2 on Saturday rota. Thank you for your continued support.

Junior Football: Lorrha have progressed to the County Junior 'B' Football Championship quarter finals where they have been drawn against Moyne-Templetuohy with the game to be played this Saturday, 19th October in Moneygall at 2.00pm. All support would be appreciated.

Under 21 Hurling: The under 21 hurling championship will commence now on the October Bank Holiday weekend.

Best of Luck: to Ken Hogan who manages St Rynagh's in the Offaly senior hurling final against Birr this Sunday.

Camogie: Well done to Conor O'Sullivan and Jimmy Dunne who managed Toomevara to the County Intermediate Camogie Championship title on Sunday.

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

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday, 18th October with Declan Aungier. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.


Lorrha Notes

Sackie O’Brien is pictured here with a 14 foot hollyhock in his garden at the Pike Rathcabbin. He was helped in the measurements with two tall neighbours Juliana Gaszka and Emma Kelly.   

Reminder.

The Lorrha and Dorrha Parish Golf Society is set to take place on Saturday 19th October in Birr Golf Club - 11.30 to 1.00pm. As time is now limited, book early to ensure a place on time sheet. Please contact Tony Coen on (087) 6219639.

Church News.

Vigil Mass in Lorrha Church on Saturday Oct. 12th at 6.30pm and in Rathcabbin Church the following day at 11.30am.  Details of Mass times, dates and contact details are available on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie
Please ensure to have notices into the Parochial House, Lorrha by midday on Thursday of each week. Notices can also be emailed to lorrhaparishoffice@gmail.com

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Colette Boucher and family, Lorrha, on the death of her mother Eileen Donelan, Killimor which occurred on September 29th. May she rest in peace.
Sympathy is extended to the Darcy families Ardcroney on the death of their mother Bridie which occurred on 30th September in her 97th year. Nee Coughlan, Curragha, Bridie was the last remaining member of her generation. May she rest in peace.

Rathcabbin Hall Happenings.

Progressive 25 winners on 11 games were Chrissie Hogan & PJ Nevin.
2nd prize was shared by 3 pairs on 10 games, Tom & Caoimhe Kennedy, Michael & Mary Moran, and Martin Young & Trevor Hogan.
The table prize went to Mary Lynch & Pat Smith, and Teresa Bennett & Nuala Hough, while the last game was won by Pat Smith & Paddy Heenan. Cards continue on Friday night at 8.30pm

Thank you to everyone who visited Lakeshore Community Market in Rathcabbin Hall on Saturday, and to all the volunteers.

If you would like to help in the hall, in any small way, please contact 0871364936 to have your name added to the text notices. We welcome new volunteers.

Bootcamp Fitness Classes by Ignite Fitness every Monday from 7.30pm - 8.30pm in Rathcabbin Hall. €5 Pay as you go.

Well Done.

Well done to Ken Hogan, Aidan McIntyre, Martin Young and the Lorrha Jnr B Camogie team on a great performance against a strong Moycarkey side in the county semi – final played at The Ragg. Final score 2-14 to 1-13. Date for final TBC.

Martin Kennedy Retirement Function.

In recognition of Martins years of service as a post man in our parish, a celebration night will take place in Rathcabbin Hall on Friday 25th October, starting with Mass at 7.30pm. followed by a presentation to Martin. Refreshments will be served. We look forward to your presence on the night to show your appreciation to Martin.

Advertising Space Available

Anyone wishing to advertise their business in the 2020 edition of the Larrha parish calendar can do so now by calling (086) 8493595/ (086) 8647166.

Good Luck Clodagh.

We extend the best of luck to Clodagh McIntyre who has been nominated for a camogie soaring star award for her performances throughout the year. The 16th annual All-Stars banquet sponsored by Liberty Insurance will take place in Citywest Hotel on Saturday October 19th.

Aglish Sociable Ladies.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Aglish Sociable Ladies had to cancel their presentation night which was arranged for Friday night last in Aglish Hall. A new date will be set in due course, so watch this space for further details. The committee apologize for any inconvenience caused.

GAA

Junior Football: Lorrha have progressed to the County Junior 'B' Football Championship quarter finals where they have been drawn against Moyne-Templetuohy with the game expected to be played on 19-20 October.

Under 21 Hurling: The under 21 hurling championship will commence on weekend 19-20 October.

Tipperary Clubs Draw: The club had no winners in the October draw which was held last Friday. We ask all promoters to bring their accounts upto date.

Juvenile/Camogie Raffle: Congratulations to Ann Marie Cahalan on winning the turf draw. Thanks to Darina Kelly, Joe Dolan, Paddy Reddin, Colm Kennedy and Caroline O'Brien for all the ticket sales. Also thanks to everyone who generously bought tickets. Finally a special thanks to Colm and Carol Kennedy from Tearaways for sponsoring the prize.

Camogie: Congratulations to the Lorrha Junior 'B' Camogie team on defeating Moycarkey/Borris in the county semi-final on Sunday and will play Fethard in the final on 19-20 October.

Lotto: The jackpot is at €3,600 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.clubforce.com

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday, 11th October with Michael Sexton. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.


Lorrha Notes

Batten down the hatches as Lorenzo is expected to being very dangerous storm surges on Thursday / Friday

2020 Parish Calendar.

We are looking for photographs, poems or indeed a story that might be suitable for inclusion in the 2020 edition of the Lorrha Parish calendar. All hard copies of photographs will be returned.
Anyone wishing to advertise their business in the calendar can do so now by calling (086) 8493595/ (086) 8647166.

Notices for the Church Newsletter:

Please ensure to have notices into the Parochial House, Lorrha by midday on Thursday of each week. Notices can also be emailed to lorrhaparishoffice@gmail.com

Harvest Thanksgiving.

The annual Harvest Thanksgiving ceremony will be held on Sunday night October 6th at 8.00pm in St. Ruadhan’s COI Lorrha. All welcome.

Art Classes

Drawing for children (9 years up) on Wednesdays  6 - 7pm, starting on September 25th for 8 weeks. Arts & Crafts for children (5 years up): Saturdays  3 - 4pm and 5 - 6pm, starting on 5th October in Bramble Art Studio, Lorrha, for 8 weeks. Please contact Ute: 087- 9151356. Early booking advisable as places are limited.

Church News.

Vigil Mass in Redwood Church on Saturday Oct. 5th at 6.30pm and in Rathcabbin Church the following day at 11.30am.  Details of Mass times, dates and contact details are available on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie
Please note Mass time changes on the weekend of 5th & 6th October. Three Masses across the Pastoral area as follows.
Saturday 5th October. 7pm Mass in Borrisokane. Sunday 6th October 9.30am Mass in Terryglass. Sunday 6th October 11.30am Mass in Rathcabbin. This arrangement has been recommended by the Pastoral Councils when one priest is unavailable.
First Friday Mass on Oct. 4th  will be celebrated in Lorrha Church at 8.00pm.

 Recent Wedding.

Congratulations and many good wishes are extended to Chrissie Ryan Lorrha and Brian Bugler, Lordspark, who were married recently. You are wished many happy years together.

New Date for Parish Golf Outing.

The Lorrha and Dorrha Parish Golf Society have set a new date for their outing. The event is now set for Birr Golf Club on Saturday 19th October 11.30 to 1.00pm. As time is now limited, book early to ensure a place on time sheet. Please contact Tony Coen on (087) 6219639.

Rathcabbin Hall Happenings.

The winners of the progressive 25 on 10 games were Paddy Heenan & Jimmy O Brien. 2nd prize was shared by 9 pairs on 9 games.

The table prize went to PJ Nevin & Chrissie Hogan, while the last game was won by Tom & Caoimhe Kennedy. Cards continue on Friday night at 8.30pm

Lakeshore Community Market is back in Rathcabbin Hall this Saturday 5th Oct, from 10am to 1pm. Buy locally grown vegetables and homemade produce, or just call in for tea and a chat.

Bootcamp Fitness Classes by Ignite Fitness every Monday from 7.30pm - 8.30pm in Rathcabbin Hall. €5 Pay as you go.

Environment Event:

This event to mark the Season of Creation will take place in Rathcabbin Hall on Sunday, 6th October between 12.30 and 4.30pm. It will be a very practical event, focussing on how we can Save the Earth by introducing changes to our everyday living habits, a priority surely considering all we are hearing about Climate Change. Come along anytime during the afternoon. Activities for children (related to care of the environment) will be organised. Refreshments will be served. Think – ‘’If many little people in many little places do many little deeds, they can change the face of the Earth.’’ (African Proverb)

Semi Final.

Best of luck is extended to the Lorrha camogie girls who are playing Moycarkey in the junior ‘B’ county semi-final on Sunday next October 6th at 11.00am in the county camogie pitch at The Ragg. All support for the girls would be appreciated.

Soaring Star Nomination.

Congratulations and many good wishes are extended to Lorrha girl Clodagh McIntyre who has been nominated for a camogie soaring star award, being recognized for her contribution to the Tipperary Intermediate team and the Senior panel during 2019. This is a great achievement for Clodagh and for the Lorrha club and we wish her the best of luck along with Sabrina Larkin, Andrea Loughnane and Laura Shinners. A total of nine senior players were nominated for All Stars, Mary Ryan, Clodagh Quirke, Julieanne Bourke, Cáit Devane, Caoimhe Bourke, Ereena Fryday, Karin Kennedy, Eibhlis McDonald and Emer Loughman.

Cheque Presentation.

The Aglish Sociable ladies will be holding their fundraiser presentation on Friday night October 4th. in Aglish Hall at 8.00pm. They are inviting everyone to what is expected to be a great night of music, tea and good fun.  So mark the date in your diary.

Shorelines

Shorelines Film Nights @ The Boathouse Bar returns Tuesday 8th October @ 8pm. Our first film, Wild Rose, tells the story of a single mother who dreams of leaving Glasgow to make it as a country singer in Nashville. Starring the great Julie Walters & Kerry native Jessie Buckley. €5 @ door.  More info www.shorelinesartsfestival.com

The death has occurred of Bridie Darcy (née Coughlan) late of Curragha, Lorrha.
Clashateeaun, Ardcroney, Tipperary

Bridie, in the loving care of the staff of Nenagh Manor Nursing Home. Wife of the late Jim, and mother of the late baby Denis in her 97th year.

Deeply regretted by her loving family, Ger, Brigid (Killeen), Bernadette (Meagher), daughter-in-law Noelle, sons-in-law PJ & Pat, grandchildren, Lynda, Eimear, Alan, Padraig, Siobhan, Niamh, Orla & James; sisters-in-law,nephews, nieces, relatives & friends.

Rest in peace.

Reposing at Ryans Funeral home, Nenagh tomorrow Wednesday from 4 - 8pm. Funeral arriving to St Flannan's Church, Ardcroney on Thursday morning for 11.30 Funeral Mass. Burial afterwards in the new cemetery Ardcroney.

 

GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €3,300. Numbers drawn on 30 September were: 12-14-15-25. 2 Match 3's share €100: Fiona Daly, Evelyn Cleary. Promoters: Joe Cleary, Eamonn Maher and Thomas P Cahalan.
Next Monday's draw will be for a jackpot of €3,450 with €100 Match 3 pot. Team 2 in charge of the draw; Team 8 on Saturday rota. Thank you for your continued support.

Junior Football: Lorrha have progressed to the County Junior 'B' Football Championship quarter finals where they have been drawn against Moyne-Templetuohy with no date for the game confirmed as yet.

Under 21 Hurling: The under 21 hurling championship will commence on weekend 19-20 October.

Under 15 Hurling: Lorrha were defeated 4-16 to 2-10 by Moneygall/Clonakenny in the North Under 15 'B' Hurling Plate quarter final in Moneygall on Sunday.

Under 11 Hurling: The under 11's played in the North 'C' Plate semi-final on Saturday against Portroe and were defeated 4-1 to 1-0.

Juvenile/Camogie Raffle: The raffle for the trailer of turf organised by the juvenile/camogie clubs will now take place on Friday 4th October. This is due to tickets still coming back in. Apologies for the delay and thanks to everyone for the support so far.

Camogie: Best of luck to the Lorrha camogie team in their County Junior 'B' Championship semi-final Sunday against Moycarkey/Borris

All Star: Congratulations to Brian Hogan on being nominated for a Hurling All Star for the first time. The All Stars will be announced on Friday 1st November.

Lotto: The jackpot is at €3,450 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.clubforce.com

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday, 4th October with Finbarr Dennehy. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.