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Local News

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

Lorrha Notes

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.


Lorrha Notes

A workshop in Science for the Junior Pupils in Lorrha NS

Annual General Meeting.

Rathcabbin Players will hold their AGM on Monday night September 30th at 9.00pm in Rathcabbin Hall. We look forward to welcoming back all our members and we also look forward to welcoming new members.  

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.

Poker Classic.

North Tipp Ploughing poker classic will take place on Friday night coming September 27th in Hannigan’s Kilbarron. Registration at 8.45 with a 9.00pm start. Looking forward to seeing you all there. Many congratulations to our members who competed in the National Ploughing championships.

Church News.

Vigil Mass in Lorrha Church on Saturday September 28th 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.

Pilgrimage to Knock.

The Legion of Mary Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will take place on Sunday coming Sept 29th. There will be a bus from Birr. To book or for further information contact Betty Houlihan on (087) 6667374.

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.

News from Lorrha School

We were delighted to receive word that our school had won the WEEE Ireland Pledge 2 2018/2019 Battery Recycling challenge competition for the most batteries collected per student in Tipperary which amounted to 240kg.

This was indeed great news and a lovely surprise for us all and we acknowledge and congratulate all our students, their families and the wider community too, who worked so hard collecting batteries. Special mention to Ann Delahunt Smyth of Busy Bodies Montessori School, Rathcabbin, her students and parents who have played a big part in collecting used batteries with us. This is a wonderful achievement and it is very positive to see so many young people caring about our environment and their community.
As a result, Bosco who is WEEE Irl ambassador, paid a visit to our school to entertain the children and he received a great response from the pupils.
We also were awarded a free hands on science workshop delivered by Anyone 4 Science and this received a wonderful response too.
Our school continues to collect all used batteries including fence and motor cycle batteries which can be left into the school. Our recycling efforts also benefit the LauraLynn Children’s Hospice, so keep them batteries coming.

Poetry Winners.

Congratulations to our two 6th class pupils,  Blaithnaid Bennett and Chloe Mannion. winners in the poetry competition organised by Shorelines arts festival, Portumna.  The two girls were presented with their prizes at a special ceremony last Friday. Well done girls.

Recent Wedding.

Congratulations and many good wishes are extended to Ciarán Young, Rathcabbin and Helen Mulqueen, Shinrone who were married recently. Well done and all the best for the future.

Redwood NS Mass.

Our special beginning of year school Mass for Redwood NS will be held in Redwood Church on Monday morning, 23rd September at 9.00 a.m. All parents, grandparents, neighbours and friends are invited to join us on this community occasion.

Active Retirement.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement have resumed after their summer break and meet every Friday in St. Ruadhan’s Community Hall in Lorrha. All welcome.

Cards are back.

The popular Progressive 25 card game is making a welcome return to Rathcabbin Hall and will commence on this coming Friday night the 27th September at 8.30pm and continues each Friday night.  The organizing committee look forward to seeing you all there.
Also in Rathcabbin Hall is the Bootcamp Fitness classes by Ignite Fitness and that’s on Monday night’s from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. €5 pay as you go.

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.

Back after Summer Break.

The Aglish Sociable ladies are back  this week on Wednesday night September 25th in Aglish Hall at 8.00pm. All are welcome especially new members.

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.

A Lunchtime Concert to Delight.

Birr Festival of Music is delighted to welcome Leah Redmond soprano, with Keith Stears accompanist, to its Lunchtime Concert Series this Friday 27 September at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre, 1.05pm. A finalist in The Trench Award 2019, Leah won the Birr Lions Club Bursary and wowed audience and adjudicators alike with her outstanding voice and warm personality. She is a multiple prize winner at Dublin Feis Ceoil, received the Royal Acadamy's Most Promising Performer Award in 2018, and was a semi finalist at the London Mozart Singing Competition earlier this year.  Currently on the Masters Programme at the Royal Acadamy of Music, Leah studies with Dr. Veronica Dunne and Dr. Dearbhla Collins. She made her National Concert Hall solo debut in September 2018, performed at Kilruddery House, the Hugh Lane Gallery, at the East Cork Early Music Festival and on RTE Radio One. As well as performing in a number of Lyric Opera productions, Leah is also an experienced Oratorio singer.  With a programme of familiar and rare melody and song, this promises to be a wonderful lunchtime to savour with your friends!
1.05 Friday 27 September €15 (includes light lunch) Booking 057 9122911  www.birrtheatre.com

GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €3150. Numbers drawn were: 2-9-13-23
3 Match 3's share €120: Dee Lane, Frances Dermody, MMM Brophy Promoters: Noreen Houlihan, Thomas P Cahalan, Internet Next Monday's jackpot is €3300 with €100 Match 3 pot. Team 1 in charge of the draw, Team 7 on Saturday rota. Thank you for your continued support.
Junior Football: Lorrha have progressed to the County Junior 'B' Football Championship quarter finals. No draw or date is known as yet.

Under 21 Hurling: The under 21 hurling championship will commence in the coming weeks with no draws having taken place as yet.

Under 15 Hurling: Lorrha host Borrisokane in the quarter final of the North U15 'B' Hurling Plate in Moatfield on Saturday 28th September at 10.30am.

Under 11: The under 11 hurlers play in the North 'C' Plate semi-final on Saturday 28th September. Venue and time not known at the time of going to press.

Camogie: Congratulations to Clodagh McIntyre who has been nominated in the Soaring Star category for the Camogie All Stars.

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

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday, 27th September with Country Favours. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.


Lorrha Notes

                                      Well Done Lorrha                                                   

                                     Lorrha School is Top of the Class!

Schools WEEE Pledge Programme Yields almost 1 Million AA Batteries in 2018

Scoil Lua Naofa celebrates European Battery Recycling Week

On European Battery Recycling Week, 9 - 15 September, WEEE Ireland is proud to announce that Scoil Lua Naofa in Lorrha Tipperary has become top of the class for battery recycling, as part of the WEEE Pledge battery recycling programme.

Students and teachers from the school collected the equivalent of over 9,600 AA batteries, placing them on top of the leader board in Tipperary, and nationwide.

The WEEE Pledge programme continues to go from strength to strength as one of Ireland’s most successful environmental schools’ education programmes. The programme’s explosive growth continues apace, and now encompasses a network of more than 2,500 schools.

Phenomenally, students and teachers in schools across the country collectively diverted from landfill the equivalent of almost 1 million AA batteries in 2018.

Heading into the new academic year, WEEE Ireland aims to bring the environmental programme onto the school curriculum and inspire the next generation to become guardians of our planet. This will include a new set of educational assets for schools and parents, with lesson plans, activity sheets and other materials being provided to help in educating children around e-waste issues, and to support the continued growth of the WEEE Pledge programme.

Long standing ambassador for WEEE Ireland’s battery recycling efforts and everybody’s favourite red head, Bosco is thrilled to see the fantastic efforts of boys and girls across the country and was on hand to remind everyone of the worthy cause they are supporting by taking part.

Speaking at the event, the nation’s favourite redhead, and WEEE Ireland recycling ambassador, Bosco said: “Every battery that is recycled as part of WEEE Pledge helps to provide important support to WEEE Ireland’s charity partner, LauraLynn, Ireland’s Children’s Hospice.

“By taking the WEEE Pledge to recycle, schools are helping families to make the most of precious lives, because for them, ’every moment matters, every battery counts’. So, by taking the WEEE Pledge today, schools can really recycle for good!”

Leo Donovan, CEO of WEEE Ireland said: “We are extremely grateful for the hard work that students, families, and staff have once again contributed, in managing to collect such an impressive volume of waste batteries.

“Because of their efforts, we were able to add to our monetary contributions to our long-standing charity partner LauraLynn, which will go a long way to support the incredible work of Ireland’s only children’s hospice.”

Olive O’Meara, Principal, Scoil Lua Naofa, Lorrha said: “We are delighted that Scoil Lua Naofa are the winners of this year’s WEEE Pledge Schools Battery Recycling Programme.  I would like to acknowledge and congratulate all our students, their families and the wider community too, who worked so hard collecting batteries.

Special mention to Ann Delahunt Smyth of Busy Bodies Montessori School, Rathcabbin her students and parents who have played a big part in collecting used batteries with us. This is a wonderful achievement and it is very positive to see so many young people caring about our environment and their community.”

Communities around the country are encouraged to recycle their waste batteries in local shops throughout the year. For further information on how your school can take the WEEE Pledge today visit www.weeepledge.ie.

Church News.

Vigil Mass in Redwood Church on Saturday September 21st 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

Redwood NS Mass.

Our special beginning of year school Mass for Redwood NS will be held in Redwood Church on Monday morning, 23rd September at 9.00 a.m. All parents, grandparents, neighbours and friends are invited to join us on this community occasion.

Lorrha NS Mass.

New School year Mass for Lorrha NS will be celebrated in St. Ruadhan’s Church, Lorrha on Monday September 23rd at 9.30am. Everyone is invited to join with the pupils on this lovely occasion and a wonderful way to commence the school year.

Rathcabbin Hall News.

A new addition to Rathcabbin Hall activities are Crochet classes starting on Wednesday 18th September from 7.30pm to 9.30pm and will run for six weeks. Please contact Elaine on (087) 2248261 for more information.

Progressive 25 is returning weekly each Friday night starting Friday 27th September in Rathcabbin Hall. Time 8.30pm. Tell your friends and neighbours.

Bootcamp fitness classes by Ignite Fitness on Monday nights in Rathcabbin Hall from 7:30pm -8:30pm. Pay as you go, only €5.

Rathcabbin Hall committee welcome new volunteers to help in the maintaining of our important community facility. If you would like to offer some of your time when you can, please contact 087 1364 936 to have your name added to the text notices. The hall is also available to rent, contact number above for details.

2020 Parish Calendar.

Anyone with photographs, poems or indeed a story that might be suitable for inclusion in the 2020 edition of the Lorrha Parish calendar, please contact (086) 8493595/ (087) 2601413/ (086) 8647166. All hard copies of photographs will be returned.

Culture Night

Enjoy an evening of conversation and culture at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre this Culture Night with Scripts.  On Friday 20 September, you'll hear a preview of new work from past Festival participants Bridgid Galvin, Sionnán NÍ Nualláin and Siobhán Donnellan. Be inspired and pick up tips and ideas so you can unleash your inner playwright!
Did we mention its FREE?? Hosted by Scripts mentor and acclaimed writer, Eugene O'Brien. 7pm. Booking essential www.birrtheatre.com

Back after Summer Break.

Aglish Sociable ladies are back after the summer break, on Wednesday September 25th in Aglish Hall at 8.00pm. All are welcome especially new members.

Date for your Diary.

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..

GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €3000. The numbers drawn were: 1-15-21-29
No Match 3.  Lucky Dips: Rachel Glynn, L&M Dermody, Agnes Sherlock, Eileen Gaynor
Promoters: Madeleine Maher, Eamonn Maher, the Friars Tavern
Next Monday's draw is for a jackpot of €3150 with a Match 3 pot of €120 so make sure you are in the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Senior Hurling: Our senior hurlers championship campaign came to an end last Sunday following a 1-22 to 0-20 defeat to Templederry in the North quarter final. Injuries over the last couple of weeks has curtailed our chances to progress but the lads gave their all. Thanks to the players for their efforts this year which included a Division 2 League title and can look forward to Division 1 hurling in 2020. Thanks also to manager Barney Naughnane and selectors JP Houlihan and Barry Moran as well as all in the back-room team.

Junior Football: Lorrha have progressed to the County Junior 'B' Football Championship quarter finals which will be played on 28-29 September. No draw was made at the time of going to press.

Minor Hurling: Lorrha Rovers Gaels were defeated 2-18 to 2-8 by Borrisokane in the North Minor 'B' Hurling semi-final in Puckane on Tuesday last. Hard luck to the players and mentors and well done to them on their effort this year, including winning the North League Division 2 title.

Under 13: The under 13's were defeated 1-6 to 1-4 by Silvermines in the North 'B' Hurling Plate semi-final in Puckane on Sunday morning. Thanks to the players and mentors for their work over the last few weeks.

Under 11: The under 11 hurlers defeated Borris-Ileigh 5-3 to 5-2 in the North 'C' Hurling Plate on Saturday and progress to the knockout stage which takes place on 28-29 September.


Lorrha Notes

Live Music Event.

A music event with singing and dancing, will take place on Sunday September 15th in Friars Park, Lorrha. This is a free event with bucket donations, if desired to North Tipp Hospice.  There will be several musicians taking part, a BBQ with Denis, tea and refreshments will be served and amusements for the children too including face painting. A great afternoon is in store so do come along and there might be a surprise guest!!  Further information from (087) 931 7812 or (086) 864 7166.

National Ploughing Championships.

The annual National Ploughing championships will take place this year over three day’s 17th, 18th and 19th September in Ballintrance, Fenagh, Co. Carlow.

Church News.

Vigil Mass in Lorrha Church on Saturday September 14th 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

Reminder.

Please ensure to have notices for the Lorrha parish newsletter into the Parochial House, Lorrha by midday on Thursday of each week. You may email notices if you wish to lorrhaparishoffice@gmail.com

Rathcabbin Hall News.

Cards are back in Rathcabbin!
Progressive 25 is returning weekly each Friday night starting Friday 27th September in Rathcabbin Hall. Time 8.30pm. Tell your friends and neighbours.

Fitness class on your doorstep!
Ignite Fitness are running fitness bootcamp classes starting Monday 16th September in Rathcabbin Hall from 7:30pm -8:30pm. Pay as you go, only 5euro!

Rathcabbin Hall committee welcome new volunteers to help in the maintaining of our important community facility. If you would like to offer some of your time when you can, please contact 087 1364 936 to have your name added to the text notices. The hall is also available to rent, contact number above for details.

2020 Parish Calendar.

Anyone with photographs, poems or indeed a story that might be suitable for inclusion in the 2020 edition of the Lorrha Parish calendar, please contact (086) 8493595/ (087) 2601413/ (086) 8647166. All hard copies of photographs will be returned.

Back after Summer Break.

Aglish Sociable ladies are back after the summer break, on Wednesday September 25th in Aglish Hall at 8.00pm. All are welcome especially new members.

Banagher Horse Fair.

Banagher Horse Fair  will take place on Sunday 15th September 2019.

 

The Climate is Changing; How Can We?

Nenagh Library will be hosting as part of our 2019 EDIC Programme of Events on Thursday 26th  September at 7pm  a Citizens Dialogue on climate change & sustainability.  and would welcome your support in promoting the event.  Climate change and sustainability is undoubtedly the single greatest challenge of our generation and that the changes we make today will directly affect our young people in the future;

The title of this talk is ‘The Climate is Changing; How Can We?’ with keynote speakers on the night, Cara Augustenborg, environmental scientist, and Gerard Kiely, Head of the European Commission Representation in Ireland. There will be a panel discussion afterwards with panellists Paul Kenny, CEO Tipperary Energy Agency and Gregg Allen, Project Manager Community Power, Templederry which will be chaired by Fran Curry of Tipp FM. This talk is an opportunity for people to ask questions and learn the facts about climate change;  to find out what they can do to make a difference and to make their voices heard in the debate.

GAA

There was 1 lucky winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €4,800 with John Moore of The Ferry selecting the lucky numbers: 5-12-17-21.
The Winning Promoters were D&K Mannion.  Next Monday's jackpot reverts to €3000 with Match 3 pot of €100 so make sure you are in the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Senior Hurling: Our senior hurlers suffered another agonising defeat in the O Riain Cup on Sunday when going down 2-23 to 2-17 to Carrick Swans in Littleton on Sunday. Shorn quite a number of players through injury, Lorrha played well for long spells but Swans finished strongly to win and claim passage to the quarter finals of the competition while Lorrha are now out.

Lorrha's next game with the North senior hurling quarter final v Templederry on Sunday 15th September in Dolla at 3.30pm. Best of luck to the players and mentors.

Junior Football: Lorrha have progressed to the County Junior 'B' Football Championship quarter finals which will be played on 21-22 September.

Minor Hurling: The minor hurlers were due to take on Silvermines in the North 'B' Championship quarter final on Monday week last. However, Silvermines were unable to field with the North Board awarding the game to Lorrha Rovers Gaels who progressed to the semi-final where they took on Borrisokane in Puckane on Tuesday (yesterday) but were defeated 2-18 to 2-8.

Under 16: Hard luck to the under 16's who were defeated 2-18 to 3-10 by Borris-Ileigh in the North 'B' Hurling Final in Templederry on Sunday. The team did superbly well to get to the final and were unfortunate to go dow to a good Borris-Ileigh team. Well done to the players and mentors for their efforts this year.

Under 13: The Under 13 hurlers suffered their first defeat in their fourth game of the 'B' Plate with a 6-13 to 3-5 loss to Silvermines last Tuesday week, while on Friday 6th September they played Roscrea in Moatfield but were defeated 2-8 to 1-5. This Saturday, they play Silvermines in the semi-final in Puckane @ 9.30am with the final at 10.30am if they are successful.

Under 11: In the 'C' Plate, Lorrha defeated Templederry 1-10 to 1-1 in Moatfield last Wednesday. This Saturday, 14th September, they play Borris-Ileigh in Borrisoleigh at 10.00am

Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw: The September draw took place last Friday night, however, the club had no winners this month. Thanks to all our subscribers and we ask all promoters to bring their accounts up to date.

Lotto: The jackpot is at €3000 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.clubforce.com

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday, 13th September with Noel Ryan. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Smile Awhile!

An English Foreman on a building site was interviewing an Irish University student for a summer job. To test his general knowledge he asked the student the difference between a girder and a joist. ‘Well’, said the student ‘Girder (Goethe) wrote Faust and Joist (Joyce) wrote Ulysses’


Lorrha Notes

John Madden is the father of Australian author Michael Madden who has written a book about Australian VC recipients during the war.  The book includes information about Lorrha VC recipient Martin O’Meara whose medal is now on view in the National Museum of Ireland for one year. The medal will be making a trip to Lorrha next year before it is returned to Australia.  John and his son Anthony who were in Ireland recently, are pictured here making a presentation of a copy of the book to Lorrha school Principal Mrs. Olive O’Meara with pupile Conor Kennedy and Kian Claffey.  They also made a presentation to the school of a set of Martin’s replica VC and war medals.    Photo:   Rose Mannion.

 

A music event with singing and dancing, will take place on Sunday September 15th in Friars Park, Lorrha with donations going to North Tipp Hospice.  If you can sing, play a musical instrument, tell a story or recite a poem and can spare just a little time, please come along. Many have already answered the call and will perform of the day, but there’s plenty of room for more anytime between  2 and 6pm. If you are free and prepared to give some time of your talents, or for further information please call (087) 931 7812 or (086) 864 7166.  It’s for a very good cause.

Sympathy.

Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns extend sympathy to the family of Noel Houlihan on his death last week. Noel was a great supporter to the group and he understood and appreciated the amount of work that was undertaken each year. He will be sadly missed by all but in particular his family. May he gentle soul rest in peace.

The Late Frank Madden

The death occurred of Frank Madden (91) in Preston England on Wednesday 17th July 2019. Having lost his wife of 66 years, Teresa (nee Dowd) in February of this year, Frank passed away peacefully surrounded by his family.
Originally from Portland, Lorrha, Frank moved to England in 1952 with Teresa, where they set up a beautiful & loving home for their family. Frank was honest and hardworking, kind and caring, a true gentleman, who loved spending time with his family, visiting home here in Ireland and amongst many other things, gardening for which he won many awards.
Frank is very sadly missed by his heartbroken children, Ellen Patricia, Kathleen, Martin and John, his beloved grand children and great grandchildren, brothers John and Noel (Portland), Joe (Ballinasloe), his sister Chrissie (Conway, Ballycrissane), sons-in-law,, daughters-in-law, nieces, nephews relatives and friends to whom sympathy is offered.
Franks funeral Mass was held in Preston followed by burial afterwards on Monday 29th July.  May his gentle kind soul rest in peace.

Late Noel Houlihan.

The death occurred of Noel Houlihan, Lorrha and Carrig, Birr on Tuesday 27th August.
Predeceased by his father Tom and brother Christopher he is  survived by his  wife Ita, sons Keith and Stephen, daughter Catrina, mother Kathleen, brothers Thomas and Bernard, sisters-in-law Mary Catherine and Imelda, uncle, aunt, nieces, nephews, cousins, mother in law Kathleen Kennedy, relatives, neighbors and friends to whom sympathy is extended. After funeral Mass in the Church of the Annunciation, Carrig on Saturday last, burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Church News.

Please Note that all details of Mass times, dates and contact numbers are detailed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie Vigil Mass in Redwood Church on Saturday September 7th at 6.30pm and in Rathcabbin  Church the following day at 11.30am.

First Friday Mass will be celebrated on Friday 06th September in Rathcabbin Church at 8p.m

Notices for the Church Newsletter: 

Please ensure to have notices into the Parochial House, Lorrha by midday on Thursday of each week. You may email notices if you wish to lorrhaparishoffice@gmail.com

Residential Weekend.

Mount Saint Joseph Abbey Roscrea are holding a Residential Weekend Friday 6th to Sunday 8th September.   Speaker Mr. William Thomas. Talks/Conferences/Prayers and a blessing with the Relic of St. Pope John Paul 11.  Booking No. 0505 – 25600. Email guesthouse@msjroscrea.ie.

Grandparents Pilgrimage.

The Catholic Grandparents Association are holding their Annual National Grandparents Pilgrimage on September 8th 2019, to Knock Shrine  for 2.30pm. Everybody welcome to honor and thank Grandparents alive and dead for all they have done for us down through the ages. Chief Celebrant Bishop Kevin Doran, Bishop of Elphin.

Cancellation.

The Lorrha parish golf outing was cancelled last Saturday. The organizers apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused anybody. It will be re-fixed for another date at a later stage. Watch this space. The committee wish to offer their sympathies to the Houlihan family on the death of Noel last week. May he rest in peace.

Banagher Horse Fair.

Banagher Horse Fair  will take place on Sunday 15th September 2019.

 

GAA

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €4,650. Numbers drawn: 2-3-9-16
3 Match 3's share €100: Fiona Daly, Carmel Lambe & K Burns.
Promoters:D&K Mannion, Liam Reddish & Eamonn Maher.  Next Monday's draw will be for a jackpot of €4,800 with a Match 3 pot of €100 so make sure you are in the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Senior Hurling: Lorrha were defeated 6-13 to 1-21 by Templederry in the second round of the O Riain Cup in Moneygall on Sunday. The concession of some sloppy goals was Lorrha's undoing after a fine first half performance. All is not lost as Lorrha face Carrick Swans next Sunday 9thSeptember in Littleton at 3.00pm where a win, coupled with a Thurles Sarsfields loss to Templederry will see Lorrha into the quarter finals.

The North quarter final rematch v Templederry has been fixed for Sunday 15thSeptember in Dolla at 3.30pm.

Junior Football: Lorrha have progressed to the County Junior 'B' Football Championship quarter finals which will be played on 21-22 September.

Minor Hurling: The minor hurlers were due to take on Silvermines in the North 'B' Championship quarter final on Monday evening. However, Silvermines were unable to field with the North Board to make a decision this week.

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers Gaels will take on Borris-Ileigh in the North 'B' Hurling final won Sunday 8th September in Templederry at 12 noon. With the senior hurlers playing in Littleton at 3.00pm, we ask as many supporters as possible to attend this game on the way.

Under 13: The Under 13's made it three wins from three in the 'B' Plate competition following a 4-8 to 3-6 win over Newport last Tuesday. They hosted Moneygall/Clonakenny in Moatfield on Friday and won 3-9 to 1-10. On Tuesday, they played Silvermines in Dolla while on Friday 6th September they play Roscrea in Moatfield at 6.45pm.

Under 11: The under 11's were defeated 5-6 to 2-1 by Portroe last Thursday in the 'C' Plate. This Saturday morning at 10am they play Templederry in Moatfield.

Tipperary: Well done to Darragh Guinan who was with the Tipperary Under 15 hurlers who taok part in the Arrabawn Shield Tournament on Saturday. They were defeated by Wexford in the semi-final and defeated Offaly in the 3rd/4th place playoff

Lotto: The jackpot is at €4,800 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.clubforce.com

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday, 6th September with Pat Daly. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Sympathy: Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the Houlihan family on the death of Noel Houlihan, Fadden, Carrig who passed away suddenly last week. Noel won a North U14 medal with Lorrha in the 70's and was a great Lorrha and Tipperary supporter.

The club also sympathise with the Cleary family, Portland, on the death of Catherine (Rena) Cleary, Behamore, Cloughjordan who passed away over the weekend. A minutes silence for both was held at the senior hurling match on Sunday. May they rest in peace.


Lorrha Notes

The second All Ireland  in six days came to Tipp when the u20 squad beat Cork in the final 5.17 to 1.18. 

A Week to Remember.
All roads led to Croke Park on August 18th commencing with the senior hurlers and management, bringing back the Liam McCarthy cup to the county after they beat Kilkenny in the final 3.25 to 0.20, Tipp’s 28th All Ireland and a third under the management of Liam Sheedy. Six days later, and all roads led to LIT Gaelic grounds in Limerick to watch the u20 team and management produce a blistering performance to win a second All-Ireland and this time against Cork on a score line of 5-17 to 1-18 and take the James Nowlan cup back to the county. This is a fifth time that the senior and u-20 double has been won and what a wonderful time it has been. Certainly a week to remember for everyone in the Premier county.

Live Music Event For North Tipp Hospice.

A music event with singing and dancing, will take place on Sunday September 15th in Friars Park, Lorrha with donations going to North Tipp Hospice. If you can sing, play a musical instrument, tell a story or recite a poem and can spare just a little time, please come along. Many have already answered the call and will perform of the day, but there’s plenty of room for more anytime between 2 and 6pm. If you are free and prepared to give some time of your talents, or for further information please call (087) 931 7812 or (086) 864 7166. It’s for a very good cause.

R.A.G.S. Golf Outing.
RAGS golf week-end will take place from 4th to 6th October. The venue this year is “Lough Erne Resort” Enniskillen. The package is: 2 x nights B&B, 2 x rounds of golf, 2 x course dinner. The price is, for golfer, £235 (stg), per person sharing. Non-golfers, £190 (stg) per person sharing. To book your place, please contact the hotel at (048) 6632 3230. The latest date for booking is Friday 13th September. Non RAGS members always welcome. For any further information contact Donal Brady at (087) 2225516 or find us on facebook at Lorrha Golf Outing.
In the meantime our next outing takes place at Castle Barna Golf Club, Dangan, on Saturday September 7th. Tee time is 11.30am.

Another All Ireland Medal in the Parish.
William Holmes Rathcabbin took first place in the mouth organ in the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann which took place in Drogheda recently. This is William’s second time to win an All - Ireland Fleadh Cheol. Congratulations William and well done. Congratulations also is extended to his younger brother Tom who came 3rd in the four hand céilí dancing mixed category. Well done Tom and continued success to both brothers.

Church News.

Please Note that all details of Mass times, dates and contact numbers are detailed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie Vigil Mass in Lorrha Church on Saturday August 31st at 6.30pm and in Rathcabbin Church the following day at 11.30am.

Notices for the Church Newsletter:

Please ensure to have notices into the Parochial House, Lorrha by midday on Thursday of each week. You may email notices if you wish to lorrhaparishoffice@gmail.com

Rathcabbin Community Hall.

Small meeting room or large hall space available to hire for meetings, courses and occasions. For enquiries and bookings call (087) 1364936.

30th Anniversary Golf Classic.

Lorrha and Dorrha Golf Society 30th anniversary golf classic will be held on Saturday 31st August in Birr Golf Club. Please note, time sheet open from 8 am to 11.30 am. For further information call secretary Tony Coen on ( 087) 621 9639 or the captain Pauline Needham 0n (086) 372 1903

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

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €4,500. Numbers drawn were: 3-19-25-31
No Winner. 1 Match 3: Willie Lambe wins €120 Promoters: D&K Mannion, the Ferry Inn and Internet
Next Monday's draw will be for a jackpot of €4,650 with a Match 3 pot of €100 so make sure you are in the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Senior Hurling:

Lorrha will play Templederry in round 2 of the O'Riain Cup in their next game in Nenagh on Saturday 1st September at 4.00pm, and will play Carrick Swans on Sunday 9th September in Littleton at 3.00pm. The North quarter final v Templederry has been fixed for Sunday 15thSeptember in Dolla at 3.30pm.
Junior Football: Lorrha have progressed to the County Junior 'B' Football Championship quarter finals which will be played on 21-22 September.
Minor Hurling: The minor hurlers will be play a quarter final in the North 'B' Hurling Championship on midweek of 4 September against Moneygall/Clonakenny, Silvermines or Kilruane MacDonaghs.
Under 16: The under 16 hurlers progressed to the North 'B' Final off the back of a 5-7 to 1-9 semi-final win over Kilruane MacDonaghs in Borrisokane last Wednesday. Outstanding performances from Darragh Guinan and goalkeeper Rory Duffy were central to the win. Lorrha Rovers Gaels will take on Borris-Ileigh in the final which has been fixed for Sunday 8th September in Templederry at 12 noon, along with the 'A' final.
Under 13: The Under 13's made it two wins from two in the 'B' Plate competition following a 5-13 to 1-3 win over Shannon Rovers Gaels last Tuesday. This week they played Newport away before they host Moneygall/Clonakenny in Moatfield next Tuesday 3rd September at 6.45pm
Under 11: The under 11's were defeated 3-5 to 2-4 by Newport in the second round of the 'C' Plate last Thursday. This Thursday they travel to Portroe at 7.00pm
Tipperary: Well done to the Tipperary Under 20 Hurlers in the All Ireland Final against Cork on Saturday.
Best of luck to Darragh Guinan who is with the Tipperary Under 15 hurlers who take part in the Arrabawn Tournament in Littleton this Saturday.
Well done to Donnacha O'Meara who was part of the Tipperary Under 15 Football panel who won the Dermot Early Cup in Abbotstown last week. Also well done to Kevin Cahalan who was part of the Tipp Under 16 football squad this year.
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, 30th August with Footloose. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.
Lorrha Parish Golf Outing: which was postponed last month due to the inclement weather has been rescheduled for next Saturday, 31st August at Birr Golf Club. Time-sheet from 9am to 12 noon.

Sympathy:

Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the Seymour family, Portroe on the death of Fr. Tom Seymour who died last week. Fr Seymour was curate in Lorrha & Rathcabbin from 1981-87. During that time he was vice-chairman of the club and also served on the selection committee of the senior hurling team, including the North title success of 1984. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam.


Lorrha Notes

Niall O'Meara and Padraig Walsh in a race for possession.   And Niall got there first..

Liam roaring on the boys

Well done to Tipperary, All Ireland 2019 champions. Meet the Captains, Seamus Callanan and TJ Reid with Referee James Owens.

Parish Golf Outing.

RAGS golf week-end will take place from 4th to 6th October. The venue this year is “Lough Erne Resort” Enniskillen. The package is: 2 x nights B&B, 2 x rounds of golf, 2 x course dinner. The price is, for golfer, £235 (stg), per person sharing. Non-golfers, £190 (stg) per person sharing. To book your place, please contact the hotel at (048) 6632 3230. The latest date for booking is Friday 13th September. Non RAGS members always welcome. For any further information contact Donal Brady at (087) 2225516 or find us on facebook at Lorrha Golf Outing.
In the meantime our next outing takes place at Castle Barna Golf Club, Dangan, on Saturday September 7th. Tee time is 11.30am.

Show Your Talents For North Tipp Hospice.

Can you sing, play a musical instrument, tell a story or recite a poem? And if you have such a talent, can you spare five minutes of your time on Sunday September 15th between 2 and 6pm for North Tipp Hospice. A music event with singing and dancing, will take place on that day in Friars Park, Lorrha and the organising committee are asking people to donate a little time to make this evening one to remember. If you are free and prepared to give some time of your talents, please call (087) 931 7812 or (086) 864 7166. It’s for a very good cause.

Well Done.

Congratulations and well done to Brian Hogan, Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher and the Tipperary senior hurling team on their mighty 3.25 to 0.20, third title in a decade win which secured a 28th All-Ireland victory over Kilkenny last Sunday in the All Ireland final. It was great to see the recovering from injury Bonner, hobble up and lift the Liam McCarthy cup. We look forward to Liam coming to visit us here in Lorrha.

New Date.

Lorrha and Dorrha Golf Society have agreed a new date for their 30th Anniversary golf classic. This will now go ahead on Saturday 31st August in Birr Golf Club with the time sheet open from 9 am to 12 noon. For further information call secretary Tony Coen on ( 087) 621 9639 or the captain Pauline Needham 0n (086) 372 1903

Church News.

Please Note that all details of Mass times, dates and contact numbers are detailed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie Vigil Mass in Lorrha Church on Saturday August 24th at 6.30pm and in Rathcabbin  Church the following day at 11.30am.

Conference.

The annual young adult Catholic conference takes place in All Hallows College, Dublin on Saturday August 31st and Sunday September 1st. This is a fantastic week-end packed full of interesting events for young Catholics. Prices range from €25 to €50, accommodation also available. For further details visit our website www.legionofmary-deusetpatria.com or contact Lucy on (087) 9959803.

St. Pio Mass.

Mass to St. Pio will be celebrated in St. Brendan’s Church, Birr on Thursday evening August 22nd at 7.30pm with Rosary at 7.00pm.

Late Very Rev. Fr. Tom Seymour.

The death occurred on Sunday last the 18th at Milford Care Centre, of Very Rev. Fr. Tom Seymour, Nenagh. A native of Portroe, Fr. Tom served in Lorrha/Rathcabbin for a number of years back in the late 1960’s and he was appointed for a second time in the parish in the 1980’s. He was much liked and will be fondly remembered as a true gentleman.  He was appointed PP in Nenagh in 2002.
Predeceased by his parents James and Johanna, brothers Liam, Michael, Patrick and James. Deeply regretted by his loving family brothers Denis and John (Kilkenny), sisters-in-law Norah and Anna, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, Bishop Fintan Monahan, priests and religious in Killaloe Diocese, relatives, friends and parishoners of the various parishes that he administered to whom sympathy is offered.
After concelebrated Requiem Mass on this Wednesday 21st.  at 2pm burial will take place in Castletown Cemetery, Portroe. May he rest in peace.

 Wedding Wishes.

Many congratulations and good wishes are extended to Muireann Brophy, Rathcabbin and Brian Larkin, Lusmagh who were married last week. We wish them many happy years together as they settle down to married life in Rathcabbin.

Hard Luck.

Commiserations to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary Intermediate camogie team who lost out to Galway by four points in the All Ireland Intermediate semi-final on Saturday last. Hard luck Clodagh.  Also commiserations to the senior team who bowed out to Kilkenny in the senior All Ireland semi final.

Festival.

The Woodford furnace festival will take place from August 19th to 25th. There will be charcoal making, furnace building, smelting and forging taking place throughout the week. There is also a series of events at the Woodford Heritage Centre, all free of charge. Please call (090) 9749309 for details or check out www.furnacefestival.org/programme.html or facebook Woodford Furnace Festival.

Starting your own Business Course

Starting your own Business course commencing in Birr on Wednesday, 11 September. Running over 6 consecutive Wednesday evenings until 16 October 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.


Lorrha Notes

Darragh Bennett, Lorrha is a mad passionate Tipperary fan. He has the family garden decorated to the hilt with Tipp flags and bunting and he isn’t finished yet, continuing to add to the decorations every day. And because Darragh lives beside a very busy main road, his display slows the traffic. Darragh’s message to the public is Tipp are back in the All Ireland final and his message to the players and management is ‘Bring Liam Home’.    Well done Darragh... 

Good Luck.

The best of luck is extended to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary Intermediate camogie team who play Galway in the All Ireland Intermediate semi-final on Saturday next 17th  at 2.00pm in Cratloe, Clare. The best of luck also is extended to Brian Hogan and the Tipperary senior hurling team in the All Ireland final on Sunday 18th against Kilkenny.

 Church News.

Please Note that all details of Mass times, dates and contact numbers are detailed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie Vigil Mass in Redwood Church on Saturday August 17th at 6.30pm and in Rathcabbin  Church the following day at 11.30am.

Conference.

The annual young adult Catholic conference takes place in All Hallows College, Dublin on Saturday August 31st and Sunday September 1st. This is a fantastic week-end packed full of interesting events for young Catholics. Prices range from €25 to €50, accommodation also available. For further details visit our website www.legionofmary-deusetpatria.com or contact Lucy on (087) 9959803.

St. Pio Mass.

Mass to St. Pio will be celebrated in St. Brendan’s Church, Birr on Thursday evening August 22nd at 7.30pm with Rosary at 7.00pm.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Kathleen Hughes, Portland  on the death of her sister which occurred recently. Burial took place in Cavan. May she rest in peace.

New Arrivals.

Congratulations is extended to the Heagney family, Patrice and Garret on the birth of their twin daughters Saoirse and Sadhbh born last week. Two little sisters for Aoibhin. Well done to all and all and many good wishes for the future.

Various Acts Wanted.

Can you sing, play a musical instrument, tell a story or recite a poem? And if you have such a talent, can you spare five minutes of your time on Sunday September 15th between 2 and 6pm for North Tipp Hospice. A music event with singing and dancing, will take place on that day in Friars Park, Lorrha and the organising committee are asking people to donate a little time to make this evening one to remember. If you are free and prepared to give some time of your talents, please call (087) 9317812 or (086) 8647166. It’s for a very good cause.

Lorrha/Dorrha Parish Golf Classic.

The Lorrha and Dorrha Golf Society 30th Anniversary outing planned for last Saturday, had to be cancelled due to heavy rain the previous day, and again on Saturday. The organisers will now be looking at other dates to hold the outing. Watch this space for further details.

Fencing Demo

“Join us Saturday August 19th for a fencing demonstration. Fencing was a form of sword fighting which dates back as early as the 12th century. This will be a fun and informative demonstration for young and old and you might get the chance to yield a sword yourself.
Following the demonstration there will be live traditional Irish music and dancing. Tea/coffee and light refreshments will then be offered by the cosy stove in the main hall. This event will take place on the second and third floor of a 13th century castle so please be conscious of this when planning your visit.  This event is free to the public however donations are widely accepted.
For further inquiries please contact Coleesa on 00353877479566, email redwoodcastleireland@gmail.com or message us here.  We look forward to welcoming you to Redwood Castle to preserve and promote our rich cultural heritage. ”

Note of Thanks.

Rathcabbin Hall committee would like to thank Lakeshore Community Market for bringing their event to Rathcabbin on Saturday last. Thank you to the hall committee for volunteering their time and to everyone for supporting this community gathering, including Rory Cunningham for the fantastic music and Basketry Barry for the demonstration. It was a wonderful community occasion.

Festival.

The Woodford furnace festival will take place from August 19th to 25th. There will be charcoal making, furnace building, smelting and forging taking place throughout the week. There is also a series of events at the Woodford Heritage Centre, all free of charge. Please call (090) 9749309 for details or check out www.furnacefestival.org/programme.html or facebook Woodford Furnace Festival.

2019 Shorelines Art Exhibition

 Call to artists:  Please bring your art work to the Irish Workhouse Centre Portumna on either Sunday 1st September, 2.30pm-4.30pm or Monday 2nd Sept, 5pm-7pm.Exhibition Launch on Sunday, 8th Sept, 5pm-7pm. Full details on www.shorelinesartsfestival.com/calling-all-artists.html or call 087 6319890.

Starting your own Business Course

Starting your own Business course commencing in Birr on Wednesday, 11 September. Running over 6 consecutive Wednesday evenings until 16 October 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.

Song for Nenagh

An original Songwriting Competition to celebrate Nenagh 800.

Entries are now open for Nenagh 800’s Song for Nenagh competition. Original songwriters are invited to submit an audio link for their entry in the form available at https://www.nenagharts.com/song-for-nenagh/  before the deadline of October 1st. The winner will be selected by independent judge singer & songwriter Luka Bloom.

Rules of Competition:
The entry must be new and original work of the songwriter, not already in the public domain. A songwriter can only submit 1 song. Closing Date October 1st. This competition is open to anyone from Nenagh, living in or originally from Nenagh or working in Nenagh and its surrounding area, and must be over 18 years of age. Entries must be submitted by an online link, please note no audio file is to be attached.Entries must include the full lyrics of the entry. The winner will be selected by songwriter Luka Bloom with decisions by the judge final. The prize is 1 day’s recording at Ballyhane Studio with Post Production Mix plus €200. The recording must be completed by December 30th.

 

Ifac urges beef farmers to seize opportunity to apply for BEAM Scheme

Ifac, the farming, food and agribusiness professional services firm, is encouraging beef farmers to apply for the Beef Exceptional Aid Measure Scheme (BEAM) if it’s relevant to them.

The details of the €100m support payment, being made available through the BEAM Scheme, have been announced by the Minister for Agriculture.

The scheme was set up to help beef farmers who experienced financial challenges due to drought in 2018, current low market prices and Brexit. The scheme will be open online to beef farmers from Monday, 19th August on the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine website (www.agfood.ie).

 The recent Farm Report 2019 from ifac showed that 61% of beef farmers failed to show a profit before EU payments, with the average farmer making a loss of €114ha before EU payments – a very worrying trend.

Cillian Denn at ifac’s office in Cahir looks at the details of the scheme:

“A Scheme such as this is very welcome in helping beef farmers. Before the Scheme opens next week, beef farmers need to review all the details to check if it’s available to them and that they are happy to fulfil the stated conditions. If they do meet the criteria, and conditions of the Scheme, they should apply online so that they don’t miss out on this opportunity for financial support.”

The following are the main details that apply to the scheme:

 

  1. Aid is available for adult cattle slaughtered between 24th Sept 2018 and 12th May 2019. The rate is €100 per animal with a maximum of 100 finished animals
  2. Aid is available for suckler cows calved in 2018. The rate is €40 per cow with a maximum of 40 cows per herd
  3. Dairy farmers with less than 40 dairy cows can also apply under the above criteria
  4. Animals controlled by slaughtering establishments and dealer/agent herds are not eligible.

The following are the measures that farmers must adhere to if applying for the scheme:

 

  • Beef producers must have an active DAFM herd number and have submitted a Basic Payment Scheme application for the year 2018
  • They must be a member of a Bord Bia Quality Assurance Scheme or DAFM Environmental Scheme
  • They must commit to reducing the production of manure nitrogen from livestock (bovine) per herd by 5% in the period – 1st July 2020 to 30th June 2021. The reference period will be from 1st July 2018 to 30th June 2019.

GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €4,200. Lotto No's - 12 August: 12-17-21-29.
3 Match 3's: Dennis Slevin, Eimear Moore, Tommy Smyth. Promoters: Pat Hough, Eamon Maher, Mark Kennedy.
Next Monday's jackpot is €4,350 with €100 Match 3 pot. Team 3 in charge of the draw, Team 1 on Saturday rota. Thank you for your continued support.

Senior Hurling: With Tipperary progressing to the All Ireland Senior & Under 20 Hurling Finals, the club championship won't resume 1-2 September. Tipperary will play Templederry in round 2 of the O'Riain Cup in their next game and will play Carrick Swans on 8-9 September. The North quarter final v Templederry has been fixed for Sunday 15th September in Dolla at 3.30pm.

Junior Hurling: Lorrha will play Silvermines in the North Junior 'B' Hurling Championship semi-final on Friday 16th August in Borrisokane at 7.00pm. Your support would be appreciated.

Junior Football: The junior footballers received a walkover from Galtee Rovers in the County Championship on Sunday, a result which sees the team progress to the quarter finals which will be played on 21-22 September.

Minor Hurling: The Minor hurlers defeated Ballinahinch/Templederry 2-16 to 1-16 in round 3 of the championship in Templederry last Wednesday. The final group game against Burgess will be played in Moatfield this evening, Wednesday, at 7.00pm

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers Gaels play Newport in the North 'B' hurling quarter final in Moatfield on Friday 16th August at 7.00pm. Your support would be appreciated.

Under 11: The under 11's will begin their Plate competition campaign on Thursday 15th August at 7.00pm.

Tipperary: Best of luck to Brian Hogan, Patrick Maher and the Tipperary senior hurling team in the All Ireland Final against Kilkenny on Sunday.

Best of luck also to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary intermediate camogie team in their All Ireland Semi-Final against Galway on Saturday in Cratloe at 2.00pm.

Lotto: The jackpot is at €4,350 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.clubforce.com

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday, 16th August with Michelle Murphy. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Blood Donation Clinic: In the GAA Centre on Tuesday 27th August