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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

Late Thomas Houlihan.

The death occured on the 30th of September of Thomas Houlihan of 3 St Ruadhan’s Terrace Lorrha. Surrounded by his loving wife Kathleen, family, grandchildren and great grandchildren at Portumna Retirement Village. Tom who was the ripe old age of 90 began his working life for Scrub’s in Ballyquirke, then moved to work for Salmons of Carrigahorig. Tom and Kathleen moved to England in 1953 where he worked on the buildings. On the 12th of June 1954 he married his wife Kathleen in Basingstoke. After spending one year in England he returned to Ballyquirke and was employed by Flynn’s in Carrigahorig. He then proceeded on to work for the Shannon Banks, Shannon Navigation and until retirement worked for the OPW Board of Works . Tom had a great love for his Honda 50, a huge passion for the bog and taking care of his garden was always a must. Having a flutter on the horses was a fond past time for Tom. Tom was also well known for his love of dancing  and with Kathleen as his partner they collecting a total of 69 plaques with a number of All Ireland's in particular the half set and the full set. He lived his life to the full and would never leave you short of a smart remark.
Tom will be missed by his wife Kathleen, married for 64 years and together for a total of 68 years. Pre de-ceased by his son Christopher, he is also survived by his three sons Thomas, Bernard and Noel, daughters in law Ita, Mary, Catherine, Imelda. His 13 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, sisters in law, relatives, neighbours and friends to whom we offer our deepest sympathy’s. After funeral Mass on the 2nd of October in St. Ruadhan’s Church Lorrha, Tom was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.
Tom’s month’s mind Mass will be celebrated at 6.30pm Mass in St. Ruadhan's Church Lorrha on Saturday 27th of October.

Responder Fundraiser.

A Church gate collection will be held on the week-end of 20th / 21st October in aid of Rathcabbin first responders group. There will also be a coffee morning after 11.30am Mass in Rathcabbin  on the 21st in Kellys. Please support.

Church News.

Please Note that all details of Mass times, dates and contact numbers are detailed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie under local info and Churches. Vigil Mass in Redwood Church on Saturday, 20th October at 6.30p.m.

NOTE:  During month of October we will pray the  Rosary before Masses in the parish. (Vigil and Sunday).

St. Pio Mass.

St. Padre Pio Mass will be celebrated in St Brendan’s Church Birr on Thursday 18th October, commencing with Rosary at 7pm and Mass at 7.30 pm.  All welcome.

Sympathy:

Sympathy is extended to Joe Dolan and family Lissernane on the death of his aunt Bridie Cosgrove, Shinrone, which occurred recently. Burial took place in Shinrone on Wednesday 10th. May she rest in peace.

Lorrha Camogie Girls Must Go Again.

Lorrha Junior camogie girls will have to re-play their Co final again after they drew with Knockavilla on Sunday last. The replay is fixed for next Sunday the 21st in the camogie pitch at 12 noon and we wish the girls the best of luck. We extend a speedy recovery to Megan O’Meara who sustained a broken knee cap during the game.  Please come out in numbers and support the girls.

Celine Cleary & Kate O'Meara

Clodagh McIntyre breaking through

Caoimhe Kennedy on a solo run

Come out and support the girls in the replay on Sunday 21 at 12 noon in the camogie pitch at The Ragg

De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the new collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and mats including bath toilet and shower mats soiled or wet clothing but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village. Many thanks for your continued support.

Date for your Diary.

A fundraising concert will be held in St. Brendan’s Church, Birr on Thursday 6th December with Michael English. Proceeds from this fundraiser will be divided between five different charities, St. Brendan’s Church, Birr Responders, Billy Goulding, Birr Mental Health, Offaly & Westmeath Hospice. Tickets are priced at €25.00 each and are available from Ann Delahunt Smyth on (087) 9625218.

Lorrha GAA

Under 21: Lorrha have been drawn against Borris-Ileigh in the quarter final of the North 'B' Hurling Championship and will be played on Sunday 28th October in Nenagh at 2.00pm

Under 15: Well done to the Lorrha Rovers Gaels who rounded off the competitive juvenile year in style by winning the North 'B' Hurling Plate in Borrisoleigh on Sunday. In the semi-final, they defeated Ballinahinch/Templederry 1-3 to 0-4 before beating Newport in the final, 4-4 to 0-2. Well done to the players and mentors.

Under 6 & 8: The under 6's & 8's were treated to an end of season day out to Tearaways Activity Centre recently; thanks to Colm & Carol Kennedy for entertaining the kids so well.

Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw: The club had no winner in the October draw which took place last Thursday. Thanks to all our subscribers and all promoters are asked to bring their accounts up to date ahead of the AGM.

Camogie: Best wishes to the Junior 'B' Camogie team in their County final replay against Knockavilla next Sunday at the Ragg at 12.00pm

Senior AGM: The Annual General Meeting has been fixed for Tuesday 18th December in the GAA Centre at 7.45pm.

Lotto: The jackpot is €7,200 with a Match 3 pot of €140. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday to the music of Declan Aungier. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.


Lorrha Notes

 

Harvest Thanksgiving.

Lorrha Church of Ireland's Harvest Thanksgiving Service will take place on Sunday next the 14th October @ 8.00 pm. This year, in conjunction with our service, we will be marking the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the "RMS Leinster" and we will be commemorating the life of Ms Ella de Burgh Dwyer, of Ballyquirke, Lorrha, who tragically lost her life in the sinking, and is buried in the adjoining graveyard. All are welcome.

Responder Fundraiser.

A Church gate collection will be held on the week-end of 20th / 21st October in aid of Rathcabbin first responders group. There will also be a coffee morning after 11.30am Mass in Rathcabbin  on the 21st in Kellys. Please support.

News from Lorrha School.

Well done to the pupils in Lorrha NS who competed in the school’s cross country athletics last week. Many Congratulations to Emma and Conor Kennedy who took home medals. Emma collect bronze while Conor took silver. Well done.
Many thanks to all who attended the School Mass recently. It was a lovely occasion and we extend thanks to celebrant Fr. Cooney.
We participated in the Primary school football blitz in Nenagh recently. Unfortunately, winning one game and losing one, saw us out of the competition but well done to the students who gave it their all for the school.

Church News.

Please Note that all details of Mass times, dates and contact numbers are detailed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie under local info and Churches. Vigil Mass in Lorrha Church on Saturday, 13th October at 6.30p.m.

NOTE:  During month of October we will pray the  Rosary before Masses in the parish. (Vigil and Sunday).

St. Pio Mass.

St. Padre Pio Mass will be celebrated in St Brendan’s Church Birr on Thursday 18th October, commencing with Rosary at 7pm and Mass at 7.30 pm.  All welcome

Lorrha Camogie Girls in Co. Final

Congratulations to the Lorrha Junior ‘B’ team who have reached the County Final after a 4.12 to 3.7 win over Brian Boru’s in the semi final last Sunday. They now go on to play Knockavilla in the final on Sunday coming the 14th at 12 noon in the county camogie pitch and we wish both players and management the best of luck. Shannon Rovers take on Toomevara in the Junior ‘A’ at 2.30 and they are wished the best of luck here.

Starting your own Business Course.

Starting your own Business course commencing in Birr on Wednesday, 7 November. Running over 6 consecutive Wednesday evenings until 12 December from 7 – 10 pm. Course fee only €70, or free to JSB or JSA payment recipients. For more information and to reserve a place, please contact Local Enterprise Office Offaly, on 057 9357480 or download an application form from their websitewww.localenterprise.ie/Offaly.

De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the new collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and mats including bath toilet and shower mats soiled or wet clothing but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village. Many thanks for your continued support.

Date for your Diary.

A fundraising concert will be held in St. Brendan’s Church, Birr on Thursday 6th December with Michael English. Proceeds from this fundraiser will be divided between five different charities, St. Brendan’s Church, Birr Responders, Billy Goulding, Birr Mental Health, Offaly & Westmeath Hospice. Tickets are priced at €25.00 each and are available from Ann Delahunt Smyth on (087) 9625218.

Lough Boors Training.

Lough Boora running, training, every Sunday morning at 9.15am sharp in Lough Boora Discovery Park. All walkers, joggers runners are welcome so do come and join us.


Lorrha Notes

Rathcabbin Responder group held a training session recently in Tearaways Pet Farm, Clonmona. Mark Callanan NAS Paramedics and Garda Paul Monahan, Borrisokane Garda Station attended. Front from left:  Carol Kennedy, Darina Kelly, Aisling Smith, Catty Burke, Mark Callanan (NAS), Tracey McGarry, Sharon Molloy. Back: Jozefa Semanova, Bernie Cleary, Ann Butler, Amie Ryan, Ann Lowry, Cyril Lowry, Marissa Cleary, Louise Bergin, Clodagh McGarry, Carol O’Neill, Marion Tooher, Zara Cordial, Garda Paul Monahan.

Harvest Thanksgiving.

Lorrha Church of Ireland's Harvest Thanksgiving Service will take place on Sunday 14th October @ 8.00 pm. This year, in conjunction with our service, we will be marking the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the "RMS Leinster" and we will be commemorating the life of Ms Ella de Burgh Dwyer, of Ballyquirke, Lorrha, who tragically lost her life in the sinking, and is buried in the adjoining graveyard. All are welcome.

Responder Fundraiser.

A Church gate collection will be held on the week-end of 20th / 21st October in aid of Rathcabbin first responders group. There will also be a coffee morning after 11.30am Mass in Rathcabbin  on the 21st in Kellys. Please support.

Annual General Meeting.

Rathcabbin Players will hold their AGM on Wednesday night Oct. 3rd at 9.00pm in Rathcabbin Hall. All members are asked to attend and new members welcome.

Church News.

Please Note that all details of Mass times, dates and contact numbers are detailed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie under local info and Churches. First Friday Mass on Oct. 5th will be celebrated in Lorrha Church at 8.00pm. Vigil Mass in Redwood Church on Saturday, 6th October at 6.30p.m.

Four Extra Marks.

Lorrha Village  gained a further four marks in the Tidy Towns competition which were announced recently. Well done and many thanks to all who helped in whatever way throughout the year with a special word of thanks to our dedicated scheme worker Michael and Tommy who were aided for awhile this year by Michelle. The adjudicator has made plenty of suggestions going forward to enhance the village even further.

Sympathy

Sympathy is extended to the Houlihan families on the death of Tom which occurred on Sunday last. May he rest in peace.

Lorrha Camogie:

Our Junior B's are through to the County Semi-Final against Brian Borus next Sunday 7th Oct, venue and time to be confirmed. Check our facebook page for updates during the week. We are holding a fundraising table quiz in Kelly's Rathcabbin next Fiday night (Oct 5th) @ 9pm. 40 euro for a table of 4, raffle on the night also. Please spread the word and come support our ladies.

Date for your Diary.

A fundraising concert will be held in St. Brendan’s Church, Birr on Thursday 6th December with Michael English. Proceeds from this fundraiser will be divided between five different charities, St. Brendan’s Church, Birr Responders, Billy Goulding, Birr Mental Health, Offaly & Westmeath Hospice. Tickets are priced at €25.00 each and are available from Ann Delahunt Smyth on (087) 9625218.


De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the new collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and mats including bath toilet and shower mats soiled or wet clothing but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village. Many thanks for your continued support.

Four Tipperary Saints.

Cloughjordan Heritage Group are holding a talk on the Four Tipperary Saints in the MacDonagh Museum in Cloughjordan on Wed 10th October at 8pm.The talk will be delivered by Professor Padraig O Riain from UCC who is author of  the book entitled The Four Tipperary Saints.The four saints are Ruadhan from Lorrha,Colum from Terryglass, Cronan from Roscrea and Mochaomhog from Twomileborris. All are welcome.

Lough Boors Training.

Lough Boora running, training, every Sunday morning at 9.15am sharp in Lough Boora Discovery Park. All walkers, joggers runners are welcome so do come and join us.

GAA Notes

Under 21: Lorrha are preparing for a quarter final of the North U21 'B' Hurling Championship later this month. They await the outcome of the final losers group playoff between Borrisokane and Shannon Rovers Gaels before the draw is make.

Under 15: Lorrha Rovers Gaels have progressed to the semi-finals and finals of the U15 'B' Hurling Plate which will be played in a blitz on Sunday 14th October in Borrisoleigh.

World Record: Our Under 12's were part of a successful Guinness World Record attempt in Dublin on Sunday evening. The team, who reached a North 'A' final this year, were rewarded with a trip to Croke Park and made up the 1,772 children who took part in the largest hurling training session ever and will go into the record books. A enjoyable day for all the team and well done to all involved.

Child Welfare Course: If anyone is interested in doing a Child Welfare Course, contact Juvenile Chairman Tommy Kennedy 0879191689. At least 10 names are needed to organise the course.

Lotto: The jackpot is €6,900 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday to the music of The Kelly family. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Sponsorship: The club would like to thank Breda O'Meara of O'Meara Pharmacy, Borrisokane for supplying ice-packs for the past year and ask all members to support the business where possible.

Sympathy: Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the Houlihan family on the death of Tom Houlihan, Lorrha, who passed away over the weekend. Also to the Gohery family, Aglish, on the tragic passing of Declan Gohery. May they rest in peace.


Lorrha Notes

Liam Sheedy is back in the Tipp hot seat and succeeds Michael Ryan as Tipperary senior hurling manager  for a 3 year term. So, here is a brief profile of the Portroe stalwart; a man who has achieved an extraordinary amount both on and off the field of play.

Liam Sheedy grew up in Portroe and as a student at Nenagh CBS won an All-Ireland Colleges B Senior Hurling Championship title in 1984.

Sheedy made his inter-county debut for Tipperary during the 1989-90 National Hurling League campaign. Further to that achievement Liam won a Munster minor hurling championship with Tipperary in 1987, two Munster under-21 hurling championships (1989 & 1990), an All-Ireland under-21 championship in 1989, Munster and All-Ireland intermediate titles in 1989 and 1991, another All-Ireland intermediate title in 1990 and a National Hurling League medal 1999.

Liam Sheedy played in seven championship games for the Tipperary senior hurling team and featured in the 1997 Munster and All-Ireland finals which the Premier County lost to Clare. Sheedy retired from inter-county hurling in 2000, but the management bug had already dug its teeth into the Portroe man.

Liam Sheedy launched his inter-county management career when he guided the Tipperary intermediate hurling team to the Munster and All-Ireland title in 2000. Six years later the Portroe man guided the Premier County minor team to All-Ireland glory (2006) before graduating to the senior job in 2008.

As manager of the Tipperary senior hurling team Liam Sheedy lifted the blue and gold out of the doldrums when winning Munster titles in 2008 and 2009 before famously delivering an All-Ireland title in 2010. Tipp also won a National Hurling League (2008) on Sheedy’s watch while Liam was named the Philips Sports Manager of the Year for his achievements in 2010. Liam was also named the Tipperary Person of the Year in 2010.

Sadly, Liam Sheedy stepped down as Tipperary manager following the 2010 season, but the impact that Liam Sheedy had on the Tipperary inter-county set-up cannot be understated. Sheedy has, of course, also worked as an RTÉ ‘Sunday Game’ analyst since 2011.

Liam Sheedy, alongside his brother John, guided his beloved Portroe to a North Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship title in 2012 - an extraordinary achievement given the resources of that tiny club. Liam, of course, also inspired his club as a player in 1990 when helping Portroe to win the county intermediate hurling title.

In 2012 Liam Sheedy featured on the Newmarket-on-Fergus management team which won the Clare senior hurling championship for the first time in thirty-one years. In 2015 he, briefly, guided the fortunes of Drom & Inch.

The Portroe man has been regularly involved with University of Limerick Fitzgibbon Cup teams while in recent seasons he has also acted as an advisor for Eamonn Kelly with Offaly and alongside Terence McNaughton with Antrim during the past two years.

Liam Sheedy has enjoyed a distinguished career with Bank of Ireland and is currently Provincial Director, Munster with the financial institution. Liam is a member of the Irish Sports Council and chairman of High Performance Committee; Sheedy also chaired the National Hurling 2020 Committee (2014-2016). The 48-year-old is, of course, also a key member of the GAA’s Coiste Bainistí (the body’s national management committee).

Earlier this year Liam Sheedy featured on a three-man shortlist to replace Páraic Duffy as GAA director general. And, why not? The qualified electrician has proven himself to be a real bright spark both on and off the field of play. The proud Portroe man is dedicated to the GAA, is hard-working, as honourable as they come, has a terrific manner and has proven himself an exceptional leader of people.

Well Done Lads.

North Tipperary Ploughing committee extend congratulations to two of their team who did so well in the National Ploughing Championships in Screggan last week.
Liam Murphy came 2nd in the U/28 conventional class and  Tom Duffy came 2nd in the Junior conventional class. Well done lads.

Discussion about Rathcabbin

People of Rathcabbin and surrounds are invited to discuss ways to improve the village in appearance and amenities in Kelly's on Friday 28th Sept at 9pm. Everyone's input is important please attend if you care about the village.

Carol Nolan TD clinic

Carol Nolan TD will hold a Rathcabbin clinic in Kelly's Sat 29th September 4-5 pm.

An  Evening of Classical, Gospel and  Liturgical Music: 

The Good News Choir from Osnabruck, Germany & The Omna Singers present an evening of classical, gospel and liturgical music in St. Brigid's Church, Portumna, on Thursday, September 27th, 2018 at 8pm. This is a FREE evening’s entertainment. All welcome.

Golfing Week-End.

Rags Golf Weekend away 5th and 6th Oct Station House Clifden . €200 golfer, €140 non golfer. Friday we play Oughterard , Sat Ballyconneely. Please contact the hotel to make your own booking on 095 21699. This is always a good weekend and non rags members are welcome. Contact Nelius O’Meara on 087 2617717.

Certified Paediatric First Aid course at Redwood NS

Birr First Responders are running a two year certified Paediatric First Aid course in Redwood NS on Thursday, 04th October at 7.00 p.m.  The cost is €25 including certification. Please book your place on the course by contacting the school on 090 9747186 or emailing us on redwoodns@live.ie.

Church News.

Please Note that all details of Mass times, dates and contact numbers are detailed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie under local info and Churches. Vigil Mass in Lorrha Church on Saturday, 29th September at 6.30p.m.
Please Note: Enrolment Mass for 1st Holy Communion, Sunday 30th September, @ 11.30  in Rathcabbin.
Lectio & Meditation this Thursday 27th September, 8pm in Parish Room, Borrisokane - Lectio is reflecting on the Sunday Gospel.    - Meditation is quite time in the presence of God.  All welcome!

Art Classes

Drawing for children (9 years up) on Wednesdays at 6pm, starting on October 3rd for 8 weeks.  Arts & Crafts for children (5 years up) on Saturdays  3.30 - 4.30pm, starting on October 6th in Bramble Art Studio, Lorrha, for 8 weeks. Please contact Ute: 087-915135. Early booking advisable as places are limited.

A Word of Thanks.

Redwood NS had a wonderful day for their inaugural 5km road race which took place on Sunday last. Many thanks to David Fogarty. House fitness Birr who got the crowd nicely limbered up for the run. Congratulations to the first place male, female and child home who won vouchers kindly sponsored by David Broderick Sports Therapy, Sarah Jane Noyce - SJ  Massage and a hamper from The Boathouse, Portumna. Many thanks to DJ Sean O' Meara who pumped out the tunes for the kids disco after the race and to Lisa Duggan providing face painting. Thank you to all our stewards who kept the course safe and to Lorrha and Birr First Responders for being on hand. Many thanks to the GAA Club for all of their support and the use of their facilities and also to Coleesa Egan in Redwood Castle. Thank you to all of our wonderful parents for providing the refreshments and running the event so well. A huge thank you to all those who came to the event and those that supported our fundraiser, it is hugely appreciated.

De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the new collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and mats including bath toilet and shower mats soiled or wet clothing but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village. Many thanks for your continued support.

Autumn Class.

Yoga in Borrisokane resumes Monday in parish room at 7pm for those with stiffness, 8pm all others.  Tel  067 27105.

Four Tipperary Saints.

Cloughjordan Heritage Group are holding a talk on the Four Tipperary Saints in the MacDonagh Museum in Cloughjordan on Wed 10th October at 8pm.The talk will be delivered by Professor Padraig O Riain from UCC who is author of  the book entitled The Four Tipperary Saints.The four saints are Ruadhan from Lorrha,Colum from Terryglass, Cronan from Roscrea and Mochaomhog from Twomileborris. All are welcome.

GAA News

Under 21: Lorrha will play Shannon Rovers Gaels in the first round of the North Tipp Under 21 'A' Hurling Championship in Ballinderry this Saturday, 22nd September at 5.00pm.

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers Gaels played Kiladangan in the North 'A' semi-final on Monday week last and put in a great performance, but came up short 1-13 to 1-9. Hard luck to the players and mentors.

Under 15: The U15 Hurling Plate start date has been put back to Sunday 23rdSeptember where Lorrha Rovers Gaels play Borris-Ileigh in Moatfield in a quarter final at 11am.

Under 13: The Under 13 League continued last Wednesday where Lorrha defeated Burgess 2-5 to 1-6 in Moatfield, however they have missed out on a place in the final.

Under 11: Lorrha are taking part in the Hurling Plate and are in the 'B' grade. Last Monday they hosted Ballina in the final round and were defeated 3-1 to 1-2. This Sunday, they play Newport in Moatfield at 5.00pm where a win would see Lorrha into the semi-final.

Child Welfare Course: If anyone is interested in doing a Child Welfare Course soon, contact Juvenile Chairman Tommy Kennedy 0879191689. At least 10 names needed to organise the course.

Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw: The September Draw took place last Friday in Portroe, however we had no winners in this months draw. Thank you all those who joined and we ask all promoters to bring their subscriptions up to date.

Lotto: The jackpot is €6,600 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday to the music of Brendan McGee. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Sympathy: Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the Bourke family on the death of Richie Bourke, Lehinch, who passed away this week. May he rest in peace.


Lorrha Notes

Late Richard Bourke.

The death occurred on Monday Sept 10th of Richard Bourke, Lehinch, Lorrha, surrounded by his loving family in the care of all the staff at Tullamore General Hospital.
Richie who was 60 years old, was a huge presence in the parish of Lorrha and for 43 years he could be seen every Sunday playing the Organ for the choir in Rathcabbin church. He played for countless Communions, Confirmations, Weddings and Funerals. Such was his service to the church that in 2016 he was awarded the Benemerenti medal by Pope Francis, which was a very proud honour for Richie and his family and was celebrated with a ceremony in Rathcabbin church. Outside of church music Richie was a very accomplished musician and singer and from the early days he set up a band with his brother John and wife Bernie called the “Fugitives”. Indeed right up to the present day he played on the social dancing scene and could regularly be seen playing in venues right across Tipperary and surrounding counties.

Richie began his working life in the County Arms Hotel in Birr and then took up a position with Glennon's wholesalers, also in Birr. He proceeded to set up his own wholesale business before purchasing Rooney's pub and shop and making the move to Lorrha village from Graigue, Rathcabbin in 1987. He and his family spent 13 years in Lorrha and ran a very successful business, bringing life to the village and running the Lorrha festivals for many years which saw crowds flock to the village in a way not seen before or since. In the latter years of his time in Lorrha, Richie entered the insurance business with NZI as a salesman and decided to concentrate on this full time when selling the business and moving with his family to their current residence at Lahinch, Lorrha, He moved onto Canada Life (now Irish Life) from NZI and progressed to become a senior manager in the company. His days in Canada Life/Irish Life provided him with great enjoyment and he made some of his best friends through his job. He also managed a very successful team and was rewarded with some great trips abroad to various destinations that himself and his wife Bernie thoroughly enjoyed.

Richie will be a huge loss to the parish of Lorrha but mostly to his family, his wife Bernie, his three sons, Darran, Richard and Colin, daughter Clodagh and daughter in law Shauna. His two grandchildren who he absolutely adored - Tiernan and Ella. His sisters Josie, Nuala, Marian and Angela, his brothers Eamonn, Ger and Brian. He was pre-deceased by his parents Paddy and Teresa, brother John and sister Dina. To all we offer our deepest sympathies. After funeral Mass in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin on Thursday 13th burial took place in Bonoham Cemetery.  Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.

News From Lorrha School.

Beginning of new school year Mass in St. Ruadhan’s Church on Monday September 24th at 9.30am. We invite everyone to come along, especially grandparents to join with us for this special occasion.
Speech and Drama classes have commenced on Monday evenings, German classes on Thursday evenings and Guitar classes will commence shortly for all children. Anyone interested can contact the school on (090) 9747295 or email: luanaofa@eircom.net.

Best of Luck.

North Tipperary Ploughing committee wish to extend the best of luck to their competitors in the National Ploughing championships which take place in Screggan, Tullamore from Tuesday 18th to Thursday 20th incl. The North Tipp team are James Hough, Ciáran Milne, Ray Clancy, Joe Slattery, John Slattery, Ethan Harding, Liam Murphy, Tom Duffy. Good luck lads.

An  Evening of Classical, Gospel and  Liturgical Music: 

The Good News Choir from Osnabruck, Germany & The Omna Singers present an evening of classical, gospel and liturgical music in St. Brigid's Church, Portumna, on Thursday, September 27th, 2018 at 8pm. This is a FREE evening’s entertainment. All welcome.

Golfing Week-End.

Rags Golf Weekend away 5th and 6th Oct Station House Clifden . €200 golfer, €140 non golfer. Friday we play Oughterard , Sat Ballyconneely. Please contact the hotel to make your own booking on 095 21699. This is always a good weekend and non rags members are welcome. Contact Nelius O’Meara on 087 2617717.

Revenue Scam Warning

Gardaí  are investigating a recent Revenue Scam whereby the caller states they are working for Revenue and seeks immediate payment of a tax bill over the phone. The caller will request credit card details and monies are removed from their account then.
These calls are not genuine. Public are reminded not to provide anyone with bank account, credit/debit card or PPS details.
If your receive any suspicious phone calls of this nature, contact your local Garda Station.

Fun Run

Redwood NS are running a 5km fun run / walk / crawl on Sunday 23rd September at 2.30 p.m. from Lorrha GAA complex, Moatfield to Redwood Castle and back! €10 adult entry, €5 for children and €20 for family of 2 adults plus 2 children. Kids disco, face painting and refreshments for everyone afterwards in the GAA Complex, Moatfield. For further information, please contact us on 090 9747186 or check out our Facebook page for updates!

Photographs Required.

Anyone willing to share photographs, in particular old photographs of yesteryear, suitable for publication in the 2019 edition of the Lorrha Parish calendar, please contact Rose on (086) 8647166, Louis on (086) 8493595, Mary (087) 2601413 or email your photographs to us at info@lorrhadorrha.ie. All hard copy photographs will be returned.

Advertising Space Available. 

Anyone wishing to advertise their business in the 2019 edition of the Lorrha Parish Calendar can do so my calling Rose on (086) 8647166, Louis on (086) 8493595, Mary (087) 2601413 or email us at info@lorrhadorrha.ie.

Certified Paediatric First Aid course at Redwood NS

Birr First Responders are running a two year certified Paediatric First Aid course in Redwood NS on Thursday, 04th October at 7.00 p.m.  The cost is €25 including certification. Please book your place on the course by contacting the school on 090 9747186 or emailing us on redwoodns@live.ie.

Church News.

Please Note that all details of Mass times, dates and contact numbers are detailed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie under local info and Churches. Vigil Mass in Lorrha Church on Saturday, 22nd September at 6.30p.m.

Special Visit.

On this the Centenary of the Stigmata of St. Padre Pio, Fr. Angelus O’Neill OFM, CAP, will celebrate Mass followed by blessing with St. Pio’s Glove on Thursday night September 20th in St. Brigids Church, Portumna at 8.00pm. Confessions from 6.30pm.

St. Pio Mass.

The monthly St. Pio Mass will be celebrated in St. Brendan’s Church Birr on Thursday night September 20th at 7.30pm. Rosary at 7.00pm.

De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the new collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and mats including bath toilet and shower mats soiled or wet clothing but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village. Many thanks for your continued support.

Four Tipperary Saints.

Cloughjordan Heritage Group are holding a talk on the Four Tipperary Saints in the MacDonagh Museum in Cloughjordan on Wed 10th October at 8pm.The talk will be delivered by Professor Padraig O Riain from UCC who is author of  the book entitled The Four Tipperary Saints.The four saints are Ruadhan from Lorrha,Colum from Terryglass, Cronan from Roscrea and Mochaomhog from Twomileborris. All are welcome.

GAA News

Under 21: Lorrha will play Shannon Rovers Gaels in the first round of the North Tipp Under 21 'A' Hurling Championship in Ballinderry this Saturday, 22nd September at 5.00pm.

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers Gaels played Kiladangan in the North 'A' semi-final on Monday week last and put in a great performance, but came up short 1-13 to 1-9. Hard luck to the players and mentors.

Under 15: The U15 Hurling Plate start date has been put back to Sunday 23rdSeptember where Lorrha Rovers Gaels play Borris-Ileigh in Moatfield in a quarter final at 11am.

Under 13: The Under 13 League continued last Wednesday where Lorrha defeated Burgess 2-5 to 1-6 in Moatfield, however they have missed out on a place in the final.

Under 11: Lorrha are taking part in the Hurling Plate and are in the 'B' grade. Last Monday they hosted Ballina in the final round and were defeated 3-1 to 1-2. This Sunday, they play Newport in Moatfield at 5.00pm where a win would see Lorrha into the semi-final.

Child Welfare Course: If anyone is interested in doing a Child Welfare Course soon, contact Juvenile Chairman Tommy Kennedy 0879191689. At least 10 names needed to organise the course.

Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw: The September Draw took place last Friday in Portroe, however we had no winners in this months draw. Thank you all those who joined and we ask all promoters to bring their subscriptions up to date.

Lotto: The jackpot is €6,600 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday to the music of Brendan McGee. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Sympathy: Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the Bourke family on the death of Richie Bourke, Lehinch, who passed away this week. May he rest in peace.

 


Lorrha Notes

Following the success of the The National Ploughing Championships at Screggan, Tullamore, last year, the 86th running of the event will be hosted for a third consecutive year at the same location from September 18th to 20th 2018.

Four Tipperary Saints.

Cloughjordan Heritage Group are holding a talk on the Four Tipperary Saints in the MacDonagh Museum in Cloughjordan on Wed 10th October at 8pm.The talk will be delivered by Professor Padraig O Riain from UCC who is author of  the book entitled The Four Tipperary Saints.The four saints are Ruadhan from Lorrha,Colum from Terryglass, Cronan from Roscrea and Mochaomhog from Twomileborris. All are welcome.

Golfing Week-End.

Rags Golf Weekend away 5th and 6th Oct Station House Clifden . €200 golfer, €140 non golfer. Friday we play Oughterard , Sat Ballyconneely. Please contact the hotel to make your own booking on 095 21699. This is always a good weekend and non rags members are welcome. Contact Nelius O’Meara on 087 2617717.

Vicky Visits Nenagh.

Cervical cancer campaigner Vicky Phelan the woman who highlighted the cervical check scandal, will visit Nenagh’s Abbey Court Hotel on Thursday 13th at 7.30pm. Admission is free and all are welcome.  Vicky will meet local people and groups to discuss her story and why she is fighting for justice for the victims of the scandal and she will also outline why she believes that vaccinations are so important to help protect future generations from cancer.
She has been fighting to ensure that all the women affected and their families are now getting the supports they deserve and also that legal processes are being put in place to ensure women shouldn’t have to go through court cases in their fight for justice.

Please Note:   Due to the publication this week of the Scally Report into the CervicalCheck Scandal which was exposed by Vicky Phelan, the public meeting at which Vicky was due to speak this Thursday, September 13, in the Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh has changed date.

The meeting will now take place on Monday, September 24, at 7:30pm in the Abbey Court Hotel.

Vicky will meet local people and groups to discuss her story and why she is fighting for justice for the victims of the cervical check scandal. She will also outline why she believes that vaccinations are so important to help protect future generations. Her story is truly remarkable as she took on the health service and the State to win her case while also refusing to give in to any confidentiality clauses in order to ensure her story could be told. As a result, many more women and families affected by the cervical check screening process failures have also been able to come forward.

Photographs Required.

Anyone willing to share photographs, in particular old photographs of yesteryear, suitable for publication in the 2019 edition of the Lorrha Parish calendar, please contact Rose on (086) 8647166, Louis on (086) 8493595, Mary (087) 2601413 or email your photographs to us at info@lorrhadorrha.ie. All hard copy photographs will be returned.

Advertising Space Available. 

Anyone wishing to advertise their business in the 2019 edition of the Lorrha Parish Calendar can do so my calling Rose on (086) 8647166, Louis on (086) 8493595, Mary (087) 2601413 or email us at info@lorrhadorrha.ie.

Start of school year Mass in Redwood

Our special beginning of school year Mass will be held in Redwood Church on Monday morning, 17th September at 9.00 a.m. All are invited to join us on this community occasion.

Certified Paediatric First Aid course at Redwood NS

Birr First Responders are running a two year certified Paediatric First Aid course in Redwood NS on Thursday, 04th October at 7.00 p.m.  The cost is €25 including certification. Please book your place on the course by contacting the school on 090 9747186 or emailing us on redwoodns@live.ie.

Church News.

Please Note that all details of Mass times, dates and contact numbers are detailed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie under local info and Churches.  Vigil Mass in Redwood Church on Saturday, 15th September at 6.30p.m.
Information evening for volunteer Ministry of Catechist and Ministry of Pastoral Care  . Obama Plaza, Mon. 17th Sept. 8pm.  Bishop Fintan will launch the new Ministries and the pastoral development team will respond to any questions.

Killaloe Autumn Pilgrimage to Lourdes.

 The Autumn pilgrimage from the Killaloe Diocese to Lourdes will leave Shannon Airport on Sunday 7th October, returning on Friday 12th October.  Fare €679 per person sharing with €10 discount for online bookings.  Limited capacity so early booking advisable.  Contact www.joewalshtours.ie , 01 2410810 or Fr. Tom Ryan, Pilgrimage Director, Cathedral House, Station road, Ennis, Co Clare. V9 HD7X      Phone 065 682403.

Special Visit.

On this the Centenary of the Stigmata of St. Padre Pio, Fr. Angelus O’Neill OFM, CAP, will celebrate Mass followed by blessing with St. Pio’s Glove on Thursday night September 20th in St. Brigids Church, Portumna at 8.00pm. Confessions from 6.30pm.

St. Pio Mass.

The monthly St. Pio Mass will be celebrated in St. Brendan’s Church Birr on Thursday night September 20th at 7.30pm. Rosary at 7.00pm.

De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the new collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and mats including bath toilet and shower mats soiled or wet clothing but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village. Many thanks for your continued support.

Festival

The 2018 Shorelines Arts Festival – Portumna runs Thurs 13th – Sun 16th September. Official OpeningThurs from 6.30pm in the Irish Workhouse Centre. Art Exhibition in the Workhouse runs every day from now til 16th Sept. All details: www.shorelinesartsfestival.com or call 087 6319890.

Banagher Horse Fair 2018    

 The annual Banagher horse fair will be held on 16th of September 2018 . Keeping the tradition alive.  Quality cobs , hunt horses  and ponies for sale.  One of Ireland's oldest surviving street fairs. Traditional street fair like the olden days.  Family day out. Foreign buyers expected.

GAA News.

Under 21: Lorrha have an outstanding North U21 'B' hurling championship first round game against Shannon Rovers which was due to be played this Saturday but has been postponed as Shannon Rovers are in an Intermediate hurling quarter final. The winner progresses to the quarter final with the loser to the playoffs.

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers Gaels played Toomevara in the North Under 16 'A' hurling quarter final on Monday last and won 3-23 to 2-24, after extra time. They played Kiladangan in the semi-final on Monday last and put in a great performance, but came up short 1-13 to 1-9. Hard luck to the players and mentors.

Under 15: The U15 Hurling Plate start date has been put back to Sunday 23rdSeptember where Lorrha Rovers Gaels play Borris-Ileigh in Moatfield in a quarter final.

Under 13: The Under 13 League began last Wednesday against Moneygall/Clonakenny in Moneygall where Lorrha were defeated 5-7 to 3-5. This evening, Wednesday, they play Burgess in Moatfield at 6.30pm.

Under 11: Lorrha are taking part in the U11 Hurling Plate and are in the 'B' grade. Last Friday in round 3, they are away to Moneygall and lost 5-7 to 3-5. This Saturday, 15th September, they host Ballina at 3.30pm in the final round.

Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw: The September Draw takes place this Friday, 14thSeptember in Portroe. We ask all promoters to bring their subscriptions up to date.

Lotto: The jackpot is €6,450 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday to the music of Chris Kilroe. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Sympathy: Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the Bourke family on the death of Richie Bourke, Lehinch, who passed away this week. May he rest in peace.

Support for Farmers.

The ICSA has launched an initiative to support farm families deeply affected by stress arising from the fodder crisis.

The ICSA Fodder Crisis Family Support Fund aims to reach out to those farmers who cannot cope with all of the pressures and worries created by lack of fodder.

The fund was launched at the association's 25th anniversary celebrations in Kilkenny.

ICSA general secretary Eddie Punch explained that fund was designed to provide help to families who needed one-on-one meetings and working out a plan for to help them get through the winter.

“We are not talking about buying or subsidising fodder here. We are talking about helping people to deal with stress, mental pressure, depression and also how to work out a strategy to deal with the challenges of making up the fodder deficit," he said.

The ICSA dinner was preceded by two break-out meetings, one on fodder strategies facilitated by Martin Ryan of Gain nutrition, and one on mental health.

The mental health meeting, facilitated by Zurich Farm Insurance under the banner, Tackle Your Feelings, saw farmer of the year Pete Hynes outline the importance of strategies to achieve work / life balance.

Also attended by Tackle Your Feelings ambassador, former Irish rugby legend John Hayes, the session emphasised how farmers need to put family and mental health first.

Mr Punch explained that the two sessions brought together the objectives of the new ICSA initiative.

“ICSA is putting a proportion of the membership fee towards having the resources to reach out and help those families who can’t cope. We will have meetings around the country over the coming months and will liaise with other agencies to find the farmers who are suffering the most. We would urge any farmer or their family who can’t cope to contact us and we will try our best to link them up with professional people who can find solutions," he said.

ICSA Kilkenny chairman Ger O’Brien added: “We are acutely aware that we are navigating difficult times. In 2018 we have had the perfect storm of fodder shortage, labour shortage and money shortage. Farmers are hurting, and the job of ICSA is to get out there and help them and speak up for them.”


Lorrha Notes

The proposed route of the planned pipe line

Farm Organisations Oppose Water Plan

Farming groups voiced their opposition to the Irish Water to pump 330 million litres from Parteen basin to the Greater Dublin area at a meeting in Nenagh Arts Centre.

The rally against the Irish Water proposal to bring 330 million litres of water daily to Dublin was organised by the River Shannon Protection Alliance, Kennedy Analysis and Fight the Pipe. ICSA rural development officer Seamus Sherlock, told the meeting that it was “scandalous” the way Irish Water was behavinbg towards those opposed to the plan “We won't stand for compulsory purchase orders,” he declared. “People power will beat this.”He reiterated the association’s position that it will support all landowners affected by the proposal. “There is a lot of disquiet among farmers in this region about the proposed water pipe; It is quite clear the whole logic of the project needs to be critically evaluated by the political process before any public money is committed,” he said.

He warned that there will never be clarity around future water requirements until the myriad of problems in Dublin were fixed. Irish Water currently loses 49% of its own product through leaks. It makes absolutely no sense to pipe water half way across the country for it to leak back into the groundwater through faulty pipes and for it all to cost the princely sum of several billion euro,” he said.

Mr Sherlock said that farmers were sick with worry about the potential impact of a pipeline being forced through their farms with the potential for extreme short term disruption and long term devaluing of the land. “While we are not against progress we are against waste and the case for this pipeline seems very dubious,” he said. Mr Sherlock said fixing leaking pipes needed to be a priority before any money was wasted. “I would also like to make quite clear that this is not just an issue affecting farmers, the whole community is affected and are abjectly opposed to wasting vast sums of money on this,” he sad. Tommy Egan, also of the ICSA, said it was “crazy” that Irish Water was thinking of putting a spur from the pipe to Athlone on Lough Ree. “It is impossible to estimate the amount of damage that will be done to land,” he said. William Reid, chair of Offaly IFA, also spoke out against the proposal.

Photographs Required.

Anyone willing to share photographs, in particular old photographs of yesteryear, suitable for publication in the 2019 edition of the Lorrha Parish calendar, please contact Rose on (086) 8647166, Louis on (086) 8493595, Mary (087) 2601413 or email your photographs to us at info@lorrhadorrha.ie. All hard copy photographs will be returned.

Advertising Space Available. 

Anyone wishing to advertise their business in the 2019 edition of the Lorrha Parish Calendar can do so my calling Rose on (086) 8647166, Louis on (086) 8493595, Mary (087) 2601413 or email us at info@lorrhadorrha.ie.

Late Ann Reddin.

The peaceful death occurred on Sunday August 26th at St. Kieran’s Care Home, Rathcabbin of Ann Reddin (nee Moran), late of Cullagh, Rathcabbin. Predeceased by her brothers John and Michael and sister Kitty. Sadly missed by her loving husband Pat, sons John, Pádraig, William and Gerard and her daughter Florence. Her brothers Tom and Pat, her sisters Maureen and Nuala. Her daughters-in-law, son-in-law, grandchildren and great grandchild, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends to whom sympathy is extended.  After funerMass in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church on Wednesday August 29th burial took place in Aglish cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Redwood School Mass.

Our special beginning of school year Mass will be held in Redwood Church on Monday morning, 17th September at 9.00 a.m. All are invited to join us on this community occasion.

Church News.

Please Note that all details of Mass times, dates and contact numbers are detailed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie under local info and Churches.

Holycross Annual Novena.

The annual Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help will take place this year from Saturday 8th to Sunday 16th September inclusive. Devotions & Mass times weekdays : 7am, 10.30am, 4.30pm, 7.30pm & 9.30pm. Sunday 9th : 7am, 10.30am, 12.30pm, 7.30pm & 9.30pm. Sunday 16th: 7am, 10.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm, 7.30pm & 9.30pm. Anointing of the Sick will take place on Saturday 15th at 2pm and Blessing of Infants on Sunday 16th at 2.30pm. Please note there will be no 4 / 4.30pm Mass on either Sunday. Confessions will heard before, during and after each Session of the Novena every day except Sundays. There will be a special Penitential Rite on Friday 14th at 7.30pm and 9.30pm.

Praying the Scriptures, 3 consecutive Wed. nights.  

Praying the Gospel for the following Sunday. Sept. 12th, 19th, & 26th  at 7.30pm in the Pastoral Centre,, Nenagh.  Cost: Donation. Presenter:  Dr. J. Rogers, Maynooth.    Booking essential by Sept. 3rd Srs. R. Corry/ P. Greene 067  32830.

Killaloe Autumn Pilgrimage to Lourdes.

 The Autumn pilgrimage from the Killaloe Diocese to Lourdes will leave Shannon Airport on Sunday 7th October, returning on Friday 12th October.  Fare €679 per person sharing with €10 discount for online bookings.  Limited capacity so early booking advisable.  Contact www.joewalshtours.ie , 01 2410810 or Fr. Tom Ryan, Pilgrimage Director, Cathedral House, Station road, Ennis, Co Clare. V9 HD7X      Phone 065 682403.

 De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the new collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and mats including bath toilet and shower mats soiled or wet clothing but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village. Many thanks for your continued support.

Banagher Horse Fair 2018    

 The annual Banagher horse fair will be held on 16th of September 2018 . Keeping the tradition alive.  Quality cobs , hunt horses  and ponies for sale.  One of Ireland's oldest surviving street fairs. Traditional street fair like the olden days.  Family day out. Foreign buyers expected.

Tennis Coaching for Adults:

Portumna Tennis Club are offering a 4 week adult group coaching term this Autumn with tennis coach Kieran Galvin.
MONDAY evenings, 1 hour sessions, from 7pm on Sept 10th, 17th, 24th & Oct 1st. Approx €45 for the 4 week term. (Prices may vary based on group size).
If interested please text back 087- 3906067ASAP as places are limited. Members & non-members welcome. Checkout our facebook page for all updates.

GAA News

Under 21: Lorrha have an outstanding North U21 'B' hurling championship first round game against Shannon Rovers which is likely to be played in the coming weeks.

Minor: Hard luck to the Lorrha Rovers Gaels minors who were edged out by Toomevara 1-15 to 1-14 in the North 'A' hurling semi-final last Thursday in Borrisokane. Lorrha Rovers led most of the way but were pipped in injury time by Toome who progress to the final against Roscrea of Kiladangan.

Lorrha were represented on the squad by Jack Moran, Daniel O'Donoghue, Colm Fogarty, Alan O'Meara, Jack Ryan, James Guinan, Daniel Madden and Ollie Cleary, while Tom Madden was part of the management team. Thanks to the players and mentors, and officers of the three clubs for their efforts this year.

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers Gaels played Toomevara in the North Under 16 'A' hurling quarter final on Monday last and won 3-23 to 2-24, after extra time. They will play either Kiladangan or Ballina in the semi-final next Monday, 10th September at 6.00pm

Under 14: Lorrha were defeated by Newport, 3-12 to 2-8, in the North 'B' hurling semi-final in Newport last Wednesday. Thanks to the players and mentors for their efforts this year.

Many of the squad will go onto play in Under 13 & Under 15 Leagues.

The Under 13 League begins this evening (Wednesday) against Moneygall/Clonakenny in Moneygall at 6.30pm while the Under 15 starts against Moneygall/Clonakenny in Moatfield next Sunday, 9th September at 10.30am.

Under 11: Lorrha are taking part in the U11 Hurling Plate and are in the 'B' grade. Last Monday week, they hosted Newport in Moatfield and won 3-4 to 1-3 and on Friday, they hosted Roscrea in Moatfield and won 5-5 to 1-3. This Friday, they are away to Moneygall at 6.30pm.

Lotto: The jackpot is €6,300 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

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

 

 


Lorrha Notes

The Community Threshing Festival at the Blackbull on Sunday last was an outstanding success.

Late Ann Reddan.

Rathcabbin Players extend sympathy to Willie Reddan and extended Reddan family on the death of his mother Ann on Sunday last August 26th.  Burial will take place after 12 noon Mass in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin this Wednesday 29th. May she rest in peace.

Photographs Required.

Anyone willing to share photographs, in particular old photographs of yesteryear, suitable for publication in the 2019 edition of the Lorrha Parish calendar, please contact Rose on (086) 8647166, Louis on (086) 8493595, Mary (087) 2601413 or email your photographs to us at info@lorrhadorrha.ie. All hard copy photographs will be returned.

Advertising Space Available. 

Anyone wishing to advertise their business in the 2019 edition of the Lorrha Parish Calendar can do so my calling Rose on (086) 8647166, Louis on (086) 8493595, Mary (087) 2601413 or email us at info@lorrhadorrha.ie.

Recent Wedding.

Rathcabbin Players wish to extend many good wishes to their member Mary Carroll, Rath, Rathcabbin who married Eoin Sherlock, Sharraduff,  Rathcabbin on Saturday last. Congratulations and every good wish to you both for the future.

Gun Licence.

The Gardai in Tipperary are warning firearms holders that prosecutions will be made against anyone who fails to renew their licence. This follows the seizure of an unlicensed firearm in Toomevara last week. It is understood that the licence for the weapon had lapsed and had not been renewed. Gardaí say they are actively seizing firearms where owners have failed to meet their obligations and ensure that payments have been made in respect of licensed weapons.

Gardai Warning.

Gardai are warning the public not to engage with suspect scam phone calls using a 0505 prefix.  The scam involves an unknown caller using a phone number starting with a 0505 prefix, a dialing code for Roscrea telephone numbers, alleging that they are representatives of EIR. The scammer then informs the call taker there is a problem with their internet connection. However Gardai are warning that these phone calls are a scam "used to retrieve personal information." Gardai have warned any members of the public who receive such a call to not engage with the caller and terminate the call.

Church News.

Please Note that all details of Mass times, dates and contact numbers are detailed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie under local info and Churches.

Please Note Change:  Vigil Mass in Redwood Church on Saturday, 1st September at 6.30p.m.

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

Praying the Scriptures, 3 consecutive Wed. nights
Praying the Gospel for the following Sunday.

Sept. 12th, 19th, & 26th  at 7.30pm      Pastoral Centre,, Nenagh.  Cost: Donation.

Presenter:  Dr. J. Rogers, Maynooth.    Booking essential by Sept. 3rd Srs. R. Corry/ P. Greene 067  32830.

Killaloe Autumn Pilgrimage to Lourdes.

 The Autumn pilgrimage from the Killaloe Diocese to Lourdes will leave Shannon Airport on Sunday 7th October, returning on Friday 12th October.  Fare €679 per person sharing with €10 discount for online bookings.  Limited capacity so early booking advisable.  Contact www.joewalshtours.ie , 01 2410810 or Fr. Tom Ryan, Pilgrimage Director, Cathedral House, Station road, Ennis, Co Clare. V9 HD7X      Phone 065 682403.

 

GRETB College of Further Education (Old VEC). 

Monday 3 Sept 2018 Interviews & inscriptions for the QQI part time modules: Care Support, Work Experience; Retail Sales, Business Administration; Horticulture;Basic Computer Applications; English For Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL); Leadership; Geneology Family History; Crafts sewing. Contact: Michael at 0876258696 09097 41946 and e-mail : michael.cunniffe@gretb.ie

De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the new collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and mats including bath toilet and shower mats soiled or wet clothing but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village. Many thanks for your continued support.

 

Banagher Horse Fair 2018    

 The annual Banagher horse fair will be held on 16th of September 2018 . Keeping the tradition alive.  Quality cobs , hunt horses  and ponies for sale.  One of Ireland's oldest surviving street fairs. Traditional street fair like the olden days.  Family day out. Foreign buyers expected.

 

OPENING of the 2018 Shorelines ART EXHIBITION  Please join us Sunday 2nd September 5-7pm
The Gallery at the Workhouse Portumna.  Visit the website for full details:
www.shorelinesartsfestival.com/shorelines-art-exhibition.html

Tennis Coaching for Adults:

Portumna Tennis Club are offering a 4 week adult group coaching term this Autumn with tennis coach Kieran Galvin.
MONDAY evenings, 1 hour sessions, from 7pm on Sept 10th, 17th, 24th & Oct 1st. Approx €45 for the 4 week term. (Prices may vary based on group size).
If interested please text back 087- 3906067ASAP as places are limited. Members & non-members welcome. Checkout our facebook page for all updates.

GAA News

Senior: Lorrha were scheduled to play Ballina in the Seamus O Riain Cup on Saturday. Despite neither team having anything to play for, disappointingly we were unable to field a team and it brings an end to our hurling year. Thanks to all the players and mentors for their efforts.

Under 21: Lorrha have an outstanding North U21 'B' hurling championship first round game against Shannon Rovers which is likely to be played in the coming weeks.

Minor: Lorrha Rovers Gaels will play Toomevara in the North Minor 'A' hurling semi-final on Thursday 30th August in Borrisokane at 6.30pm. Best of luck to the players and mentors. All support would be appreciated.

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers Gaels will play Toomevara in the North Under 16 'A' hurling quarter final on Monday 3rd September in Toomevara at 6.45pm.

Under 14: Lorrha will play Newport in the North U14 'B' hurling semi-final in Newport this evening, Wednesday 29th August at 7.00pm.

Under 11: Lorrha are taking part in the U11 Hurling Plate and are in the 'B' grade. They started last Monday week with a 2-4 to 2-2 defeat, away to Kiladangan. Last Monday, they hosted Newport in Moatfield and won 3-4 to 1-3. This Friday, they host Roscrea in Moatfield at 7.00pm.

Tipperary: Well done to the Tipperary Under 21 Hurlers in the All Ireland final against Cork on Sunday.

Darragh Guinan (U14) and Colm Fogarty & Michael Tierney (U16) were part of the Tipperary teams in the inter-county tournaments last weekend. Darragh was with the 'A' squad at the Tony Forrestal tournament in Waterford while Colm and Michael were on the U16 squad at the Foley tournament in Wexford where they lost by a point in the final.

Lotto: The jackpot is €6,150 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday to the music of Peter Burke. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Sympathy: Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the Reddan family on the death of Ann Reddan, Cullagh, Rathcabbin, who past away last weekend. May she rest in peace.


Lorrha Notes

Lorrha Parish Golf Outing.

Donal Brady and Tony Coen wish to extend thanks to everyone who took part, sponsored or helped in any way in the recent Lorrha parish golf outing. They also wish to welcome the incoming captain for 2019 Pauline Needham.

Photographs Required.

Anyone willing to share photographs, in particular old photographs of yesteryear, suitable for publication in the 2019 edition of the Lorrha Parish calendar, please contact Rose on (086) 8647166, Louis on (086) 8493595, Mary (087) 2601413 or email your photographs to us at info@lorrhadorrha.ie. All hard copy photographs will be returned.

Advertising Space Available. 

Anyone wishing to advertise their business in the 2019 edition of the Lorrha Parish Calendar can do so my calling Rose on (086) 8647166, Louis on (086) 8493595, Mary (087) 2601413 or email us at info@lorrhadorrha.ie.

Hard Luck.

Commiserations is extended to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary Intermediate team who lost out by two points to Down in the All Ireland semi-final on Saturday last in Coralstown, Kinnegad in a game that Tipp had the winning of. We also extend commiserations to the Senior team who lost to Cork in the All Ireland semi final also on Saturday last in Semple Stadium.

Commiserations.

It was not a good outing for the Lorrha U12 ‘A’ team in the North Tipp hurling final v Borris-Ileigh on Thursday evening last as they took a 3.14 to 2.7 loss to a very strong Borris-Ileigh  side. This was the first time for a Lorrha U12 ‘A’ team to compete in a North final and the team can be very proud to be representing their club at the highest level regardless of the result.

Lorrha Man Releases CD.

Lorrha musician Tony Coen has just released a CD of Traditional Music on Fiddle and Whistle entitled ‘Some Old and New for Young and Old’.  Tony is just back from the States and the Arts week in the Catskills N.Y. where he was the artist in residence. The CD can be purchased in the shop in Lorrha. Well done Tony.

Church News.

Please Note that all details of Mass times, dates and contact numbers are detailed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie under local info and Churches.

Please Note Change:  Vigil Mass in Lorrha Church on Saturday, 25th August at 6.15p.m. This is a temporary change and vigil Mass times will revert back to 6:30pm for all other vigil Masses.

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

Killaloe Autumn Pilgrimage to Lourdes.

 The Autumn pilgrimage from the Killaloe Diocese to Lourdes will leave Shannon Airport on Sunday 7th October, returning on Friday 12th October.  Fare €679 per person sharing with €10 discount for online bookings.  Limited capacity so early booking advisable.  Contact www.joewalshtours.ie , 01 2410810 or Fr. Tom Ryan, Pilgrimage Director, Cathedral House, Station road, Ennis, Co Clare. V9 HD7X      Phone 065 682403.

 Milford Hospice Annual Harvest Fair

This year the Milford Hospice Annual Harvest Fair celebrates its 33rd anniversary and is scheduled for Sunday 2nd September at the University of Limerick.  There will be a fun filled programme of activities and entertainment. Items such as plants, homemade cakes, bottles for bottle stall, Wheel of Fortune will be accepted on the day only.  Other goods such as toys, fancy goods and new this year will be designer good quality saleable handbags and scarves are being accepted at the Hospice from 20th August 2018.  Further details, contact the Fundraising Office on  061485859/ 485860.

GRETB College of Further Education (Old VEC). 

Monday 3 Sept 2018 Interviews & inscriptions for the QQI part time modules: Care Support, Work Experience; Retail Sales, Business Administration; Horticulture;Basic Computer Applications; English For Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL); Leadership; Geneology Family History; Crafts sewing. Contact: Michael at 0876258696 09097 41946 and e-mail : michael.cunniffe@gretb.ie

De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the new collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and mats including bath toilet and shower mats soiled or wet clothing but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village. Many thanks for your continued support.

Banagher Horse Fair 2018    

 16th of September 2018 . 

Keeping the tradition alive.  Quality cobs , hunt horses  and ponies for sale.   One of Ireland's oldest surviving street fairs Traditional street fair like the olden days.  Family day out. Foreign buyers expected.

GAA News

Senior: The seniors will complete their Seamus O Riain Cup campaign this Saturday 25th August when they face Ballina in Toomevara at 4.30pm, unfortunately neither side can progress at this stage.

Under 21: Lorrha have an outstanding North U21 'B' hurling championship first round game against Shannon Rovers which is likely to be played in the coming weeks.

Minor: Lorrha Rovers Gaels were held to a 3-6 to 0-15 draw by Roscrea in the North Minor 'A' Hurling Championship in Cloughjordan last Thursday. The draw sees the team finish second after the group stage and will play Toomevara in the semi-final on Thursday 30th August. Kiladangan face Roscrea in the second semi-final.

Under 16: Last Monday week, Lorrha Rovers they played Ballina in Moatfield and lost narrowly 2-19 to 3-15. Regardless the team have progressed to a quarter final on Monday 3rd September against Toomevara in Toomevara.

Under 14: Lorrha will play Newport in the North U14 'B' hurling semi-final in Newport on Wednesday 29th August at 7.00pm.

Under 12: Hard luck to the Under 12's who were defeated by a fine Borris-Ileigh side, 3-14 to 2-6 in the North 'A' Hurling final last Thursday. In winning 7 games to reach the final, this team went on a great run, playing with great skill and desire. Well done to the coaches for preparing the team so well and we look forward to seeing them develop in the years to come.

Panel: Con O’Meara, Lee Hogan, Killian Fitzgerald, Paul Cahalan, Kedagh Broderick, Robert Duffy (Capt), Liam Donoghue, Conor Kennedy, Jake Donnellan Houlihan, Niall Duggan, Nicholas Perry, Jason Houlihan, Aaron McDonagh, Cian Claffey, Sarah Gorman, Emma Deegan, Ben Hough, Ava Young, William O'Meara. Mentors: JP Houlihan, David Broderick, Martina Duffy & Hubert Duggan.

Under 11: Lorrha are taking part in the U11 Hurling Plate and are in the 'B' grade. They started last Monday with a 2-4 to 2-2 defeat, away to Kiladangan. This Friday, they host Newport at 7.00pm

Tipperary: Best of luck to the Tipperary Under 21 Hurlers in the All Ireland final against Cork on Sunday.

Hard luck to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary Intermediate Camogie panel who were defeated by Down in the All Ireland semi-final last Saturday.

Best of luck to Darragh Guinan (U14) and Colm Fogarty & Michael Tierney (U16) who have been selected on Tipperary panels for this Saturday's inter-county hurling tournaments.

Lotto: The jackpot is €6,00 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday to the music of TR Dallas. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Sympathy: The club would like to sympathise with the Kinsella family on the death of Aidan Kinsella, Castelawn, Ennis, Co. Clare and formerly of Fadden, Carrig, who passed away recently. May he rest in peace.

 

The Premier County's under-14, under-15 and under-16 hurling panels have been named with a series of prestigious inter-county tournaments set to take place this weekend.

The most prestigious of which is, of course, the Arrabawn Co-Up Inter-County Tournament - down the years under-16 inter-county teams competed in the Arrabawn, but this season the tournament will feature under-15 teams (the adjustment was made in keeping with minor moving to under-17 for the first time this year). The under-14A squad will compete as normal in the Tony Forristal Tournament in Waterford alongside the under-14B squad in the Sonny Maher. Meanwhile the under-16s will also be in action against their inter-county counterparts this weekend.
The Arrabawn Co-Op Tournament was launched recently in the Horse & Jockey Hotel and this year the competing teams have been graded into three sections meaning that three finals will take place in both the A and B competitions.

Every competing team is guaranteed a minimum of two games. The matches will get underway at 10.30am in six different venues and the first of the six finals is set to take place at 12 noon, two more will take place at 2pm and another two at 3.30pm before the cup final is scheduled to be broadcast on TG4 at 5pm.

Arrabawn Cup Tier 1

Semi-Final: Clare v Cork in Sean Treacy Park Tipp Town @ 12 noon
Semi-Final: Tipperary v Galway in Cappawhite @ 12 noon
Play-offs between the semi-final losers in Cappawhite @ 2.15pm
The cup final takes place in Leahy Park, Cashel @ 5pm

cup final is scheduled to be broadcast on TG4 at 5pm.

Arrabawn Cup Tier 1

Semi-Final: Clare v Cork in Sean Treacy Park Tipp Town @ 12 noon
Semi-Final: Tipperary v Galway in Cappawhite @ 12 noon
Play-offs between the semi-final losers in Cappawhite @ 2.15pm
The cup final takes place in Leahy Park, Cashel @ 5pm

Arrabawn Shield

Semi-Final: Waterford v Kilkenny in New Inn @ 12 noon
Semi-Final: Wexford v Laois in Dundrum @ 12 noon
Play-offs between the semi-final losers in New Inn @ 2.15pm
The cup final takes place in Leahy Park, Cashel @ 330pm

Arrabawn Plate

Round 1: Dublin v Offaly in Bansha @ 10.30am
Round 2: Losers round one v Limerick in Bansha @ 11.30am
Round 3: winners of round one v Limerick in Bansha @ 12.30pm
The final will take place in Leahy Park, Cashel @ 2pm

Arrabawn Cup Tier 2

Semi-Final: Clare v Tipperary in Cappawhite @ 10.30am
Semi-Final: Cork v Galway in Dundrum @ 10.30am
Play-offs between the semi-final losers in Dundrum @ 2pm
The final will take place in Golden @ 3.30pm

Arrabawn Shield

Semi-Final: Dublin v Carlow in New Inn @ 10.30am
Semi-Final: Wexford v Kerry in Clonoulty @ 10.30am
Play-offs between the semi-final losers in Annacarty @ 1pm
The final will take place in Golden @ 2pm

Arrabawn Plate

Semi-Final: Waterford v Limerick in Sean Treacy Park Tipp Town @ 10.30am
Semi-Final: Kilkenny v Kildare in Annacarty @ 10.30am
Play-offs between the semi-final losers in Clonoulty @ 1pm
The final will take place in Golden @ 2:30pm

 

TIPPERARY UNDER-16 HURLING PANEL

 

The Tipperary under-16 hurling panel:   Paidi Williams (Kilruane MacDonagh's), Paul Mcloughlin (Nenagh Éire Óg), Conor Stapleton (Durlas Óg), Henry Fogarty (Durlas Óg), Ryan Walsh (Fethard), Eoin Murnane (Golden-Kilfeackle), Ciaran Llyod (Moyne-Templetuohy, captain), Gearoid Ryan (Cappawhite), Kenny Ryan (Toomevara), John Campion (Drom & Inch), Conor O'Dwyer (Cashel King Cormacs), Jack McGrath (Cashel King Cormacs), Leon Kennedy (Grangemockler-Ballyneale), Michael Tierney (Shannon Rovers), Jamie Holloway (Carrick Swans), Conor Ryan (Borrisokane),
Darragh Brennan (Skeheenarinky), Paddy Creedon (Durlas Óg), Kyle Shelly (Moycarkey Borris), Colm Fogarty (Lohrra-Dorrha), Kieran Lyons (Ballingarry), Paudie Kinane (Drom & Inch), Francie Delaney (Cahir), Luke Seacy (Roscrea), Christy McDonagh (Cahir), Conor Cadell (JK Bracken's), Stephen Brown (Knockavilla-Donaskeigh Kickams), Mikey Ryan (Templederry Keynons), Dave Harold Barry (Galtee Rovers), Shane Gleeson (Kiladangan), John O'Meara (Kiladangan), Sam Madden (Portroe), Sam Loughran (Ballina), Calin Byrne (Roscrea), Cathal Deely (St Mary's Clonmel), Jack Hassett (Killenaule), Brian Óg O'Dwyer (Rosegreen), Kyle Ryan (Moycarkey-Borris), Declan Hayes (Ballingarry), Robert Gleeson (Gortnahoe-Glengoole) & Martin Paul O'Dwyer (Boherlahan-Dualla).

 

TIPPERARY UNDER-15A HURLING PANEL

 

Jason O'Dwyer (Clonoulty-Rossmore), Conor Horgan (Knockavilla-Donaskeigh Kickhams), DJ McGrath (Kiladangan), Luke Galvin (Holycross-Ballycahill), Jamie Duncan (Knockavilla-Donaskeigh Kickhams), Jack Leamy (Golden-Kilfeacle, captain), Edward Meaghar (Loughmore-Castleiney), Eddie Ryan (Borris-ileigh), Paul Seymour (Kiladangan), Luke Shanahan (Upperchurch-Drombane), Conor McKelvey (Silvermines), Ciarán McCormack (Loughmore-Castleiney), Stephen Ferncombe (Clonoulty-Rossmore), Tony Cahill (Drom & Inch), Darragh Stakelum (Durlas Óg), Robert Doyle (Clonoulty-Rossmore), Danny Slattery (Clonoulty-Rossmore), Darragh Ryan (Kiladangan), Micheál Ryan (Burgess), Emmet Butler (Kilsheelan-Kilcash), Eoin Grace (Burgess), Kian Donnelly (Ballina), David Fogarty (Holycross-Ballycahill) & Liam McCormack (Durlas Óg).

 

TIPPERARY UNDER-15B HURLING PANEL

 

James Finn (Portroe), Eoin ODwyer (CJ Kickhams Mullinahone), Callum Lawrence (Cashel King Cormacs), Oisín Treacy (Upperchurch-Drombane), Mikey Carmody (Cappawhite), Conor O'Brien (CJ Kickhams Mullinahone), Eoghan Lonergan (Arravale Rovers), Colm Boyle (Borris-ileigh), Riain O'Halloran (Moyle Rovers), Pat Ryan (Upperchurch-Drombane), Tom Downey (Rockwell Rovers), Conor Dooley (Roscrea, captain), Peter McGarry (Moyle Rovers), Rory Collins (Moyle Rovers), Cathal Quinn (Cashel King Cormacs), Cathal Greene (Moneygall), Ciaran Condon (Moyle Rovers), Emmet Fogarty (Durlas Óg), Michael Hayes (Templederry Kenyons), Jamie Kennedy (Nenagh Éire Óg), Kyle Burke (Rockwell Rovers), Cian Ryan (Éire Óg Annacarty-Donohill), Sean Kenneally (Moneygall) & Maidhc Fitzpatrick (Drom & Inch).

 

TIPPERARY UNDER-14A HURLING PANEL

 

Cormac Hogan (Toomevarra), Jack Cleere (St Patrick's, Drangan), Tauri Shayanewako (Nenagh Éire Óg), Johnny Gleeson (Killenaule), James Quinlan (Cappawhite), Oran Donaghy (Durlas Óg), Ciaran Woodlock (Durlas Óg), Tadgh Gould (Holycross-Ballycahill), Owen Dunne Hannigan (Carrick Swans), Philip Hayes (Durlas Óg), Darragh Minogue (Durlas Óg), Eoin Carroll (Kilruane MacDonagh's), Daire Luttrell (Moyle Rovers), Darragh Guinan (Lorrha-Dorrha), Liam O'Meara (Moycarkey-Borris), Stephan Walsh (Moycarkey-Borris), Jack Collins (Ballina), Eoin Craddock (Holycross-Ballycahill), Oisin Maher (Cahir), Ben Currivan (Golden-Kilfeacle), Sam Carmody (Cappawhite), Orin Jones (Knockavilla Kickhams), Tommy Maher (Durlas Óg) & JP Anglim (Rosegreen).

 

TIPPERARY UNDER-14B HURLING PANEL

 

Adam Brannigan (St Mary's, Clonmel), Conor Wall (Durlas Óg), Ted Evans (Toomevarra), Jack McGrath (Kiladangan), Stephan Dee (Sologhead), Brian Marnane (Golden-Kilfeacle), Diarmuid Kinnane (Knockavilla Kickhams), James Cody (CJ Kickhams Mullinahone), Micheal Freaney (Kilsheelan-Kilcash), Ben Ryan (Arravale Rovers), Joe Maher (Moycarkey-Borris), Ronan Connolly (Cashel King Cormacs), Vanston Worrell (Moneygall), Oisin Williams (Kilruane MacDonagh's), Francis McDonagh (Cahir), Colin Geraghty (Rosegreen), David Ryan (Silvermines), Cormac Deegan (Moyne-Templetuohy), Cian O'Carroll (Cappawhite), Sean Collier (JK Bracken's), Brian Gleeson (Loughmore-Castleiney), Fabian Ryan (Cashel King Cormacs), Jamie Carroll (Emly) & Sean Ryan (Upperchurch-Drombane).


Lorrha Notes

Lorrha U12A panel were delighted to receive sponsorship of shorts and socks from North Tipp Ploughing Association before their North Final which will take place in Toomevara on Thursday August 16th at 7.30pm and we extend the best of luck to the team and their mentors

Front row: William O'Meara, Ava Young, Jake Houlihan, Killian Fitzgerald, Aaron Mc Donagh, Jason Houlihan, Con O'Meara, Liam Donoghue.
Back row: Conor Kennedy, Emma Deegan, Sarah Gorman, Ben Hough, James Hough NTPA, Lee Hogan, Ray Clancy, chairman NTPA, Rob Duffy, Nicholas Perry, Paul Cahalan, Kedagh Broderick. Missing from photo Cian Claffey and Niall Duggan.

 

Rodney Gallagher Lorrha was judged to be the most stylish man at an event held in the Meyrick Hotel after Ladies day on Thursday for the Galway races.  Most stylish lady and gent takes place annually and is sponsored by Fallers Jewellers (Galway) with great prizes on offer. Anna Geary (Cork) was the guest judge this year along with Mary Lee (model) and Mandy Maher from Catwalk modelling agency.  Rodney is pictured here with Patrick McCrossan (Fallers Jewellers) and Anna Geary (guest Judge).  

Grand Canal Walk For Papal Visit will take in Lorrha.

Nenagh walking club are undertaking a walk along the banks of the  Grand Canal to arrive in Dublin in time for the visit of Pope Francis to the World Gathering of Families. On Thursday afternoon August 16th the group will arrive in Lorrha around 3.30pm. On Friday morning (17th) they will attend Mass in Lorrha at 10.00am (all invited) and afterwards they will walk to Portumna where they will take a boat trip down the Shannon to Meelick before continuing their journey the following morning to Shannon Harbour. On Monday (20th) they continue onto Rahan and the next morning they leave for Daingean following the path of the Grand Canal to Dublin. All walkers are welcome to join them at any stages of the walk which is  organized  by Donie Mackey and if you wish to contact him for more info the number to call is (087) 2761442.

Sympathy.

North Tipperary Ploughing Association would like to offer its deepest condolences to their member Eamonn Kinsella on the death of his brother Aidan which occurred on Tuesday August 7th.   Reposing at Daly's Mortuary Chapel, Francis St., Ennis on Wednesday 15th from 6 o'clock to 7:30 o'clock. Funeral Mass at 11 o'clock on Thursday in Church of the Annunciation, Carrig, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Redwood Castle Celebrates Heritage Week

Please note change of time. Redwood Castle outside Lorrha will be holding a Seisiún Trad in the Castle on August 18th to celebrate Heritage Week 2018. They invite everyone co come and join them for an evening of music, singing, storytelling and dancing.  There will be locals and some not so locals performing on the night. This event is free and family friendly. With changes to Mass times on Saturday nights they have decided to delay the Seisiún Trad from 6pm to 7:15 in the main hall of the castle and will be followed by light refreshments. For more information or to get involved contact; redwoodcastleireland@gmail.com or call (087)2161475.

Padre Pio Mass

Padre Pio Mass will be celebrated in St. Brendan’s Church Birr on Thursday evening August 17th at 7.30pm with Rosary beforehand at 7.15pm. All are welcome.

Best of Luck.

The best of luck is extended to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary Intermediate team who take on Down in the All Ireland semi-final on Saturday Aug. 18 in Coralstown, Kinnegad at 1.15pm.  We also extend the best of luck to the Senior team who play Cork in the All Ireland semi final also on Saturday 18th  in Semple Stadium at the later time of 7.15pm.

Good Luck.

The best of luck to the Lorrha U12 ‘A’ team in the North Tipp hurling final v Borris-Ileigh which has been refixed for this Thursday 16th August in Toomevara at 7.30pm. This is the first time for a Lorrha U12 ‘A’ team to compete in a North final and we wish the team and management the best of luck.

 

Lorrha Man Releases CD.

Lorrha musician Tony Coen has just released a CD of Traditional Music on Fiddle and Whistle entitled ‘Some Old and New for Young and Old’.  Tony is just back from the States and the Arts week in the Catskills N.Y. where he was the artist in residence. The CD can be purchased in the shop in Lorrha. Well done Tony.

Church News.

Please Note that all details of Mass times, dates and contact numbers are detailed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie under local info and Churches.
Vigil Mass in Redwood Church on Saturday, 18th August at 6.30p.m. Mass in Rathcabbin Church on Sunday, 19th August at 11.30a.m.

Mass is celebrated in Lorrha Church on Monday mornings at 9.30a.m. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Thursday from 10.00a.m.  to  8.00p.m.  in  Rathcabbin Church. We invite all parishioners to come and stay a while in the presence of Jesus.

Liturgical Ceremony to mark the beginning of World Meeting of Families 2018.

Tuesday Aug 21st@ 7pm in St. Mary of the Rosary Church, Nenagh. Bishop Fintan will lead the Liturgy. This celebration is being hosted by Odhran Cluster and is a diocesan celebration, and all are welcome.

Novena.

Knock Novena 2018 – 14-22 August.   A wide selection of very interesting speakers. Novena Mass times:  3pm and 8.30pm.   Details:  www.knockshrine.ie .


Milford Hospice Annual Harvest Fair

This year the Milford Hospice Annual Harvest Fair celebrates its 33rd anniversary and is scheduled for Sunday 2nd September at the University of Limerick.  There will be a fun filled programme of activities and entertainment. Items such as plants, homemade cakes, bottles for bottle stall, Wheel of Fortune will be accepted on the day only.  Other goods such as toys, fancy goods and new this year will be designer good quality saleable handbags and scarves are being accepted at the Hospice from 20th August 2018.  Further details, contact the Fundraising Office on  061485859/ 485860.

De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the new collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and mats including bath toilet and shower mats soiled or wet clothing but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village. Many thanks for your continued support.

GAA News

Senior: Our senior hurlers fell to a seven point defeat to Holycross/Ballycahill in round 2 of the Seamus O Riain Cup in Dolla on Sunday, 3-23 to 4-13.

Lorrha got off to a blistering start with goals from Noel Hogan, Chris Fogarty and Brian Hogan inside sixteen minutes to lead by seven point at one stage but still trailed by three at half time, 2-13 to 3-7. Lorrha kept in touch for most of the second half but a third Holycross goal left us too much to do with a late Brian Hogan goal a consolation.

Lorrha still have one game left against Ballina but cannot make the knockout stages.

Under 21: Lorrha have an outstanding North U21 'B' hurling championship first round game against Shannon Rovers which is likely to be played in the coming weeks.

Minor: The Lorrha Rovers minor hurlers suffered their first loss in the championship last Wednesday when they went down 0-15 to 0-11 to Kiladangan in Cloughjordan.

In their final game of the group stage, Lorrha Rovers play Roscrea in Cloughjordan on Thursday 16th August at 7.00pm which will determine what position they will be in on the table going into the semi-finals.

Under 16: The under 16's played Kilruane MacDonaghs last Monday week in their third game of the 'A' championship and won 2-22 to 5-5. Last Monday, they played Ballina in Moatfield and lost narrowly 2-19 to 3-15. Regardless the team have progressed to a quarter final on Monday 27th August against Toomevara.

Under 14: Lorrha won their final group game in the 'B' hurling championship against Burgess in Moatfield on Tuesday 4-9 to 4-6 which puts them straight into the semi-final against Newport in Newport on Wednesday 29th August at 7.00pm

Under 12: The much awaited North U12 'A' hurling final was postponed last Sunday because of a tragedy in the Borris-Ileigh club and we sympathise with them on their loss.
The game has been refixed for this Thursday 16th August in Toomevara at 7.30pm and we urge a big Lorrha support to head along.

Tipperary: Well done to the Tipperary Under 21 Hurlers in the All Ireland semi-final against Galway. Best of luck to Clodagh McIntyre who is on the Tipperary Intermediate Camogie panel who play Down in the All Ireland semi-final this Saturday in Kinnegad at 1.15pm. Also best of luck to the Tipp senior camogie team in their semi-final against Cork.

Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw: Well done to Margaret Gleeson who won €200 in the August County Board Draw held last Friday. We ask all promoters to bring their accounts up to date.

Lotto: The jackpot is €5,850 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday to the music of Muriel O'Connor & Fran Curry. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

 

 

Bord Bia to Host Farmers’ Market Workshop in Tipperary

Learn the skills you need to sell at farmers’ markets

 

Aspiring food market entrepreneurs can learn vital skills for selling at farmers’ markets with Bord Bia this September. Open to Irish food, drink, seafood and horticulture producers, ‘Skills Training for Selling at Farmers’ Markets’ is a practical and interactive workshop specially developed by Bord Bia and is suitable for both existing stall holders and first-time producers.

Taking place at Coolbawn Quay, Lough Derg on Tuesday 25th September from 9am to 2pm, the workshop will be delivered by experienced stall holder and farmer Margaret Hoctor of Kilmullen Farm in County Wicklow. The workshop will cover the wide variety of knowledge and skills required to sell at farmers’ markets including sales and marketing skills, budgeting, stall management and customer service. The Tipperary workshop is one of four half-day workshops taking place around Ireland to meet the needs of local producers.

Speaking at the launch, the Minister of State for Food, Forestry and Horticulture Mr. Andrew Doyle TD said: “Farmers’ markets are an important feature of the Irish food industry, benefiting both consumers, producers and the local community. Now into its third year, these Bord Bia workshops have assisted the development of many local food businesses and the thriving farmers’ market channel and are also responding to consumer demands for sourcing and buying locally produced food.”

 Farmers’ markets are becoming increasingly popular with consumers with Bord Bia identifying over 150 food markets in Ireland in 2014, including community markets, farmers markets, lunch-time markets, weekend city markets, co-operatives and country markets.

A recent study by Bord Bia, into Irish and British consumers and their food (Bord Bia Periscope, 2017), found that buying local is important to over two thirds of consumers in the Republic. The same study found that farmers markets are synonymous with local food with 41% of consumers describing ‘local food’ as “food available in farmers’ markets”.

Maria Stokes, Trade Marketing Specialist in Retail at Bord Bia commented: “Bord Bia is delighted to provide these workshops to support Irish food, drink and horticulture producers to grow their business at farmers’ markets. The workshops offer an invaluable opportunity for producers to share their knowledge and expertise, network with fellow producers and become market-ready.”

Numbers are limited, so interested parties are encouraged to register now to avoid disappointment. A €20 charge per person applies and you must register at least three days in advance of the workshop date. For registration and further information see www.bordbia.ie/FarmersMarketsTraining or email maria.stokes@bordbia.ie