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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

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Tipperary footballers served up a massive performance against the well seasoned Mayo in the All-Ireland semi-final on Sunday Aug 21st with the final scoreline 2.13 to 0.14 in favoring Mayo. It’s 14 years since Tipp and Mayo last met in a round 4 Qualifier which Mayo won 0.21 to 1.14 which was held in Ennis. It’s 81 years since Tipp last reached an All-Ireland SFC semi-final. Tipp were beaten by Cavan, the eventual champions, by 1.7 to 0.8 in Croke Park. 13 years earlier , in 1922, was the last time Tipperary contested hurling and football All Ireland semi-finals at senior level in the same year. 

Late Sarah Glynn.

The unexpected death occurred in Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe after a short illness on Tuesday 9th August of Sarah Glynn, Saint Brigid’s Road, Portumna. Nee Gardner, she was born in Redwood, Lorrha, the youngest of two girls, to John and Sarah and attended school locally. Sally went on to work in a shop in Portumna when she finished school and while there she met and married Patrick Glynn who pre-deceased her over twenty years ago. Sally was a hard working woman who farmed along with her husband in Gortnummera for many years before moving to Portumna before Patrick passed away.
She will be sadly missed by all who knew her but in particular by her family. Sympathy is extended to her sons P.J. (Portumna), Hubert (London), daughter Marie (Portumna), granddaughter Perpetual, great-granddaughter Alannah, sister Mary O’Meara (Redwood), nephew Val, (Redwood), relatives and friends on their great loss. After funeral Mass in Saint Brigid’s Church, Portumna on Saturday, August 13th, burial took place in Church Hill Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

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Anyone interested in advertising their business or who may have photographs, old or not so old, or poems relating to the Lorrha parish, that may be used in the 2017 Lorrha Parish calendar please contact (086) 8647166 or (086) 8493595 or email: info@lorrhadorrha.ie. All hard back copies of photographs will be returned.

Double Celebrations.

Congratulations is extended to former parishioner Garda Edel Bourke, Rathcabbin, who has been promoted to the rank of Sergeant within An Garda Siochana. Edel and her husband Dominic along with their daughters Kathleen and Isobel are celebrating the birth of their son and brother, Dominic, in recent weeks so it will be early in the new year that Edel will take up her new duties in Scariff. Well done Edel and family and extended family members on both occasions in your life.

Car Winner.

Congratulations is extended to Mike Coughlan, Lorrha, who was a recent winner of a Ford Fiesta car in the Portumna Credit Union car draw which was supplied by G.A. Claffey. Well done Mike and we wish you many years of happy motoring.

Good Luck.

We extend the best of luck to Lorrha U12 team and their mentors who play Gortnahoe in the County final on Sunday 28th at 1pm in Holycross. They would love to see you all there supporting them all the way. Good luck to all. This fixture is according to Tipperary GAA Coiste na Nog fixtures list.

Lorrha Camogie:

Lorrha Junior Camogie first round match of the championship is next Sunday 28th August at 9am in Nenagh pitch, against Nenagh. All support for players and management greatly appreciated.

Golf Reminder.

Lorrha Parish Golf outing will take place in Portumna Golf Club on 27th August. This year’s Captain is Pascal Moran and the President is Martina Taffe. A time sheet is in operation from 9am to 12.45. To book your place please call the Captain at (087) 2245040 or at (086) 0477404 or call Tony at (087) 6219639.

Autumn De-Clutter.

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

Researching Carroll Family.

Paula Reid would like to get in touch with members of the Carroll family from Annagh, Lorrha. Paula has already done quite a bit of research on this family but would like to connect with others interested/connected to this Carroll family. Can you help her? She can be contacted by email at paulatgreid@gmail.com or by phone on Phone no 00353 (0)872671313. This request can also be viewed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie under guestbook.

Portumna Heritage Week.

The Dirt Diggers for Kids on Saturday, 27th August, 12.30 – 2.30 pm  Get down and dirty on a Fun Archaeology Dig for children aged 6 to 12. Please wear old clothes! Admission is €2 and booking is required as spaces are limited. Please phone 090-9759200 to book yours!

Portumna’s Shorelines Arts Festival. Tickets now on sale!

Tickets for Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill (Sept 17th), Maria Doyle Kennedy (Sept 16th) and The Far Flung Trio (Sept 18th) can now be purchased online at www.shorelinesartsfestival.com or in the following outlets in Portumna: Hayes & Hayes totalhealth PharmacyPalmerston Stores, Garry KennyLadies Day Boutique,The Beehive PizzeriaThe Cottage Store Antiques.

We would advise advance booking to avoid disappointment as venues have a strict capacity limit. Tickets for other events will become available for purchase once the full 2016 programme is announced.

Banagher Horse Fair.

The Annual Banagher Horse Fair 2016 will take place on Sunday 18th September. All are welcome.  Keeping the tradition alive.

GAA News

Junior Hurling: The Junior ‘B’ hurlers secured second place in their group with a 1-19 to 2-13 win over Ballina in Moatfield on Saturday evening. They will play Ballinahinch in the quarter finals this Friday evening in Puckane at 6.45pm.

Under 21: All Under 21 players are asked to attend training with the juniors as the championship will get underway in September.

Minor: Lorrha Rovers Gaels fell to a 2-15 to 0-14 defeat to Borrisokane in Ballinderry last Wednesday. They received a walkover from Ballina this week which brings their campaign to an end as they cannot make the semi-finals.

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers played Silvermines in Dolla last Monday week but lost 4-8 to 1-13. Last Monday in their final group game they defeated Borris-Ileigh 2-23 to 1-10 to win their fourth game out of seven to progress to the quarter finals which will be played on Monday 5th September.
Under 14: Well done to Lorrha Rovers Gaels who qualified for the North ‘B’ Hurling final following a 4-15 to 1-3 win over Burgess in Moatfield last Wednesday. They will play Ballinahinch/Templederry or Borrisokane in the final on Saturday 3rdSeptember.

Under 12: Well done to the U12’s who defeated Lattin-Cullen/Aherlow 1-8 to 0-5 in the County semi-final in Borrisoleigh last Saturday. Best of luck to the team and management when they play Gortnahoe/Glengoole in the County final this Saturday 27th August in Holycross at 1pm.

Tipperary: Hard luck to the Tipperary senior footballers in the All Ireland semi-final against Mayo last Sunday.
All Ireland Hurling Final Tickets: The draw for All Ireland Hurling Final tickets, among fully paid up 2016 members only, will take place in the Clubhouse this Friday night at 9.00pm. No late membership will be accepted.

Lorrha Parish Golf Outing: takes place at Portumna Golf Club on Saturday 27thAugust with tee-times available from 9am to 12.45pm. This years captain in Pascal Moran and the President is Martina Taaffe. Timesheet is in operation from Pascal 0872245040, 0860477404 or Tony 0876219639

Lotto: Our jackpot is now €9900 with a Match 3 pot of €120. Thank you for your continued support. You can play our lotto online at www.locallotto.ie where it is easy to play every week. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5.
Social Dancing: on Friday night to the music of Chris Kilroe. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.


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Congratulations to Lorrha U12 team who had a comprehensive victory over Ballinahinch in the C final on Saturday last with mentors John Moylan, Denis Duffy and Caroline O’Meara. Well done all.IMG_9720 (2)

Lorrha’s Patrick Bonner Maher shakes off the challenge of Galway’s Daithi Burke in the All-Ireland semi final. Bonner had a massive game serving up a man of the match performance.

Recent Weddings.

Congratulations is extended to Deirdre Dermody (Lorrha) and Mark Harding (Terryglass) who were married recently in Ashley Park House. We also send congratulations to Eamon Maher (Rathcabbin) and Sinead Ryan (Lorrha) who were married recently. We wish both couples the best of luck in the future.

Researching Carroll Family.

Paula Reid would like to get in touch with members of the Carroll family from Annagh, Lorrha. Paula has already done quite a bit of research on this family but would like to connect with others interested/connected to this Carroll family. Can you help her? She can be contacted by email at paulatgreid@gmail.com or by phone on Phone no 00353 (0)872671313. This request can also be viewed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie under guestbook.

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Anyone interested in advertising their business or who may have photographs, old or not so old, or poems relating to the Lorrha parish, that may used in the 2017 Lorrha Parish calendar please contact (086) 8647166 or (086) 8493595 or email: info@lorrhadorrha.ie. All hard back copies of photographs will be returned.

Lorrha Camogie:

Junior Camogie: Group 1 for championship matches include; Lorrha, Nenagh, Moyle Rovers and Ballina. Our first group match is against Nenagh in Nenagh on the weekend of 27th/28th Aug. Updates on time and date will be posted on our facebook page and local notes.

Golf.

Lorrha Parish Golf outing will take place in Portumna Golf Club on 27th August. This year’s Captain is Pascal Moran and the President is Martina Taffe. A time sheet is in operation from 9am to 12.45. To book your place please call the Captain at (087) 2245040 or at (086) 0477404 or call Tony at (087) 6219639.

Well Done

Well done to Patrick Maher, Brian Hogan and John Madden and the Tipperary senior hurling team on their All-Ireland semi-final win over Galway setting up a date with Kilkenny in the final on Sept 4th.

Club Success.

Congratulations to the Lorrha U10 team, the winners of the Hubie Hogan Perpetual Cup overcoming Toomevara, Na Fiannna (Enfield) and Tommy Larkins (Woodford) and also the U12 team who had a comprehensive victory over Ballinahinch in the C final on Saturday last. Well done to all.

Autumn De-Clutter.

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

Portumna Heritage Week.

As part of Heritage Week (20th-28th), join the MineVention team at Portumna Workhouse – help build a replica of the workhouse in a “Build Battle” challenge, while learning tips with Minecraft; included is a meet-up with SnakeDoctor & Solidarity Gaming, a tour of the Workhouse, a quiz, a free-building / Lego room plus games on X-Boxes. Cost is €10. Suitable for children from 5 years of age. To book your place now, ring 090-9759200.

The Dirt Diggers for Kids on Saturday, 27th August, 12.30 – 2.30 pm

Get down and dirty on a Fun Archaeology Dig for children aged 6 to 12. Please wear old clothes! Admission is €2 and booking is required as spaces are limited. Please phone 090-9759200 to book yours!

Portumna’s Shorelines Arts Festival. Tickets now on sale!

Tickets for Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill (Sept 17th), Maria Doyle Kennedy (Sept 16th) and The Far Flung Trio (Sept 18th) can now be purchased online at www.shorelinesartsfestival.com or in the following outlets in Portumna: Hayes & Hayes totalhealth PharmacyPalmerston Stores, Garry KennyLadies Day Boutique,The Beehive PizzeriaThe Cottage Store Antiques.

We would advise advance booking to avoid disappointment as venues have a strict capacity limit. Tickets for other events will become available for purchase once the full 2016 programme is announced.

GAA News.

Junior Hurling: Lorrha received a walkover from Moneygall in the third round last Saturday. Lorrha play Ballina this Saturday at 7pm in Moatfield in our final group game. Both teams are through to the quarter finals but the result will determine who finishes second and third and who plays Silvermines or Ballinahinch in the quarter finals.

Minor: Lorrha Rovers Gaels went down to a narrow 0-21 to 1-17 defeat to Portroe in Portroe last Wednesday. This evening (Wednesday) they host Borrisokane in Ballinderry at 7pm needing a win to stay in the hunt for the semi-finals.

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers played Kilruane MacDonaghs in round 5 last Monday week and lost 2-8 to 0-10. Last Monday in their penultimate game, they took on Silvermines in Dolla but lost 4-8 to 1-13. Next Monday, 22nd August in their final group game we play Borris-Ileigh in Ballinderry at 6.30pm.
Under 14: Lorrha Rovers Gaels had a comprehensive win over Newport in the North ‘B’ quarter final in Moatfield last Wednesday. This evening (Wednesday) at 7pm, they play Burgess in the semi-final in Moatfield. All support would be appreciated.
Under 12: Congratulations to the Under 12 hurlers and management of Denis Duffy, Caroline O’Brien, John Moylan and Michael O’Meara on guiding the team to the North ‘C’ title in Portroe on Saturday. We wish them the best in the County semi-final against West champions Lattin-Cullen/Aherlow in Borrisoleigh this Saturday 20thAugust at 1.30pm

Tipperary: Congratulations to Patrick Maher, Brian Hogan, John Madden and both the Tipperary senior and minor hurling teams on their All Ireland semi-final wins against Galway on Sunday. Best of luck to the Tipperary senior footballers in the All Ireland semi-final against Mayo this Sunday.
All Ireland Football Semi-Final Tickets: can still be bought online or through Centra and SuperValu stores. The club does not have any more tickets for the game.

All Ireland Hurling Final Tickets: It is hoped to have the draw for All Ireland Final tickets late next week to get them into circulation as early as possible to allow those that aren’t successful in the draw to get searching. Tickets will be drawn among fully paid up 2016 members only.

Lorrha Parish Golf Outing: takes place at Portumna Golf Club on Saturday 27thAugust with tee-times available from 9am to 12.45pm. This years captain in Pascal Moran and the President is Martina Taaffe. Timesheet is in operation from Pascal 0872245040, 0860477404 or Tony 0876219639

Lotto: Our jackpot is now €9750 with a Match 3 pot of €100. Thank you for your continued support. You can play our lotto online at www.locallotto.ie where it is easy to play every week. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5.

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


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Congratulations to the Lorrha U10 team, the winners of the Hubie Hogan Perpetual Cup overcoming Toomevara, Na Fiannna (Enfield) and Tommy Larkins (Woodford), special thanks to Ken and the Hogan family for presenting the cup for the competition. 

Foraging Course Final Reminder.

There will be a wild food foraging course held in and around Lorrha village on the 17th-19th August. The course, presented by foraging expert Mary Bulfin will cover plant identification, uses, heritage and culinary preparation. People are welcome to join for all or any of the 3 days. This course is free but places are limited, so booking is advisable by text to 0876185461

Recent Weddings.

Congratulations is extended to Elaine Hough and Noel Hogan, Rathcabbin who were married recently in Nenagh and to Padraig O’Donovan Lorrha, and Aimee Milne Crinkill who were also married recently. We wish both couples all the best for the future.

Lotto Win.

Congratulations is extended to Kathleen Duffy Rathcabbin who along with over 30 members of staff and former colleagues in Banagher’s Colaiste Na Sionna picked up €65,861 from the National Lottery last week. When divided out, each one will receive €1,881 as a result of the win. Well done Kathleen and to all your colleagues.

Lorrha Camogie:

Well done to the Lorrha U16 girls Hazel Reddin, Michelle Mannion, Clodagh McIntyre, Courtney Houlihan, Hannah O’Meara, Emily Needham and Mary Houlihan who won the County Final in the Ragg last Saturday evening with the Shannon Rovers camogie team against Toomevara on a scoreline of 4-07 to 2-06. Congratulations to the management and panel on their fantastic success. Well done also to Hazel Reddin on captaining the team. Junior Camogie: Group 1 for championship matches include; Lorrha, Nenagh, Moyle Rovers and Ballina. Our first group match is against Nenagh in Nenagh on the weekend of 27th/28th Aug. Updates on time and date will be posted on our facebook page and local notes.

Milford Care Centre.

This year the Milford Hospice annual Harvest Fair celebrates its 31st anniversary and is scheduled for Sunday14th August at the University of Limerick.  There will be a fun filled programme of activities and entertainment.  Items such as plants, bottles for the bottle stall and homemade cakes along with new items for the Wheel of Fortune will be accepted on the day only.  All other goods, such as toys, fancy goods and books are being accepted at the Hospice from the 2nd August 2016.   For further details, please contact the Fundraising Office on 061 485859.

New Book Published on Lorrha Man Martin O’Meara V.C.

I am pleased to advise that my biography of Martin O’Meara VC, Australia’s only Irish-born Victoria Cross recipient of the First World War, has now been published and is available to purchase. An enlistee from Collie, Martin is also notable as the second Western Australian to get a VC during the War, the first Western Australian to get a VC on the Western Front, and the first 16th Battalion soldier to get a VC during the war. Sadly, Martin is also remembered for his severe mental breakdown shortly after returning to Australia in November 1918. He spent the rest of his life in mental hospitals and is buried at Karrakatta here in Perth.
The book can be purchased through several channels.
If you’re in Perth email me (ianloftus@gmail.com) or call me 0417 674 974 and we can organise something. It’s also available at the Army Museum of Western Australia’s bookshop at Fremantle. If you’re overseas or not in Perth, it can be ordered via my print-on-demand supplier via the following link:
http://www.lulu.com/shop/ian-loftus/the-most-fearless-and-gallant-soldier-i-have-ever-seen/paperback/product-22784825.html
If you’re after multiple copies feel free to contact me and we can negotiate a bulk order discount.
In closing, exactly one hundred years ago Martin O’Meara’s 16th Battalion moved from a training camp near the French village of Warloy to positions near the town of Albert ready to move forward to front line positions. Next week marks the centenary of the 16th Battalion’s actions near the village Pozieres that saw Martin awarded the VC. Take time over the coming week to reflect on the sacrifices made by Martin’s fellow servicemen from Western Australia and South Australia near Pozieres.

Lorrha Man is New Macra CEO

Congratulations is extended to Lorrha resident Denis Duggan who has been appointed CEO of the rural youth organization Macra na Feirme. A native of Burgess and later Borrisokane, Denis and his family have resided in Abbeyville, Lorrha for a number of years. He will take up his Chief Executive position with Macra on October 3rd and we wish him every success. Well done Denis.

Date For Your Diary.

Lorrha Parish Golf outing will take place in Portumna Golf Club on 27th August. This year’s Captain is Pascal Moran and the President is Martina Taffe. A time sheet is in operation from 9am to 12.45. To book your place please call the Captain at (087) 2245040 or at (086) 0477404 or call Tony at (087) 6219639.

Good Luck

The best of luck is extended to Patrick Maher, Brian Hogan and John Madden and the Tipperary senior hurling team when they take on Galway in Croke Park on Sunday August 14th.

Autumn De-Clutter.

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

Portumna Heritage Week.

As part of Heritage Week (20th-28th), join the MineVention team at Portumna Workhouse – help build a replica of the workhouse in a “Build Battle” challenge, while learning tips with Minecraft; included is a meet-up with SnakeDoctor & Solidarity Gaming, a tour of the Workhouse, a quiz, a free-building / Lego room plus games on X-Boxes. Cost is €10. Suitable for children from 5 years of age. To book your place now, ring 090-9759200.

The Dirt Diggers for Kids on Saturday, 27th August, 12.30 – 2.30 pm

Get down and dirty on a Fun Archaeology Dig for childen aged 6 to 12. Please wear old clothes! Admission is €2 and booking is required as spaces are limited. Please phone 090-9759200 to book yours!


Portumna’s Shorelines Arts Festival, 15th-18th September – Tickets for Headline Events now on sale!

Tickets for the headline events, Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill (Sept 17th), Maria Doyle Kennedy (Sept 16th) and The Far Flung Trio (Sept 18th) at Shorelines Arts Festival can now be purchased online at www.shorelinesartsfestival.com or in the following outlets in Portumna: Hayes & Hayes totalhealth Pharmacy, Palmerston Stores, Garry Kenny, Ladies Day Boutique, The Beehive Pizzeria, The Cottage Store Antiques.

We would advise advance booking to avoid disappointment as venues have a strict capacity limit. Tickets for other events will become available for purchase once the full 2016 programme is announced.

GAA News

Junior Hurling: Lorrha’s next game is away to Moneygall next Saturday at 7pm where a win will guarantee a place in the quarter finals.

Minor: The minors got their first win of the championship against Ballinahinch/Templederry in Shallee last Friday evening, 4-19 to 3-11. Their next game is away to Portroe this evening (Wednesday) at 7.00pm
Under 16: Lorrha Rovers played Kilruane MacDonaghs in round 5 last Monday and lost 2-8 to 0-10. Next Monday in their penultimate game, they take on Silvermines in Dolla at 6.30pm

Under 14: Lorrha Rovers ended the group stages of the North ‘B’ championship unbeaten and through to the quarter finals where they face Newport this evening (Wednesday) in Moatfield at 7.00pm

Under 12: Best of luck to the Lorrha U12’s who face Ballinahinch in the North ‘C’ final in Portroe this Saturday, 13th August at 12 noon.

Under 10: Congratulations to the U10’s, winners of the Hubie Hogan Perpetual Cup overcoming Toomevara, Na Fiannna (Enfield) and Tommy Larkins (Woodford) at a recent tournament in Moatfield. Special thanks to Ken and the Hogan family for presenting the cup.

Tipperary: Best of luck to Patrick Maher, Brian Hogan, John Madden and both the Tipperary senior and minor hurling teams in the All Ireland semi-finals against Galway on Sunday.

All Ireland Semi-Final Tickets: Orders for tickets to the All Ireland Football semi-final on Sunday 21st August must be with Shane Brophy (0876989612) by Thursday night, 11th August. Stand – €40; Family – €40+€5 (Cusack & Davin Stand Only); Terrace – €25; Club Pass – €10 (Davin Stand only, minimum order of 15 required for the club to access them).

 

There is as special package to attend both the Senior Hurling and Football semi-finals and this can still be accessed online (www.tickets.ie) or through Centra or SuperValu as the hurling semi-final ticket deadline for the club has passed.

Tipperary Clubs Draw: The club had no winner in the July draw which took place last Friday night.

Lorrha Parish Golf Outing: takes place at Portumna Golf Club on Saturday 27thAugust with tee-times available from 9am to 12.45pm. This years captain in Pascal Moran and the President is Martina Taaffe. Timesheet is in operation from Pascal 0872245040, 0860477404 or Tony 0876219639

Lotto: Our jackpot is now €9600 with a Match 3 pot of €120. Thank you for your continued support. You can play our lotto online at www.locallotto.ie where it is easy to play every week. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5.

Social Dancing: on Friday night to the music of Glenn Flynn. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.


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Mr. & Mrs. Birr were out in style for the 48th Annual Birr Vintage Week parade on the last day in July

Recent Wedding.

The wedding of Kevin Coughlan, son of Michael and Anne, Lissagadda, Lorrha, and Sinead Deasy, daughter of Michael and Noreen, Clogagh, Timoleague, Bandon, Co. Cork, took place on April 22nd 2016 in the Church of St. Moluda, Clogagh. The brides sisters Elaine and Ciara along with her friend Claire Clifford carried out the duties of matron of honour and bridesmaids respectively while three of the groom’s friends David Holland, Sean McGarrell and Raymond Kelly carried out the duty of bestman and groomemen respectively. The grooms godson Colin Coughlan acted as page boy for the occasion while the two mothers Anne and Noreen brought the offertory gifts to the altar. Celebrant Fr. Joe Kennedy officiated while the ceremony was enriched with the lovely Church music by Melos.
Afterwards the newly weds joined with their families and friends for their reception which was held in Fernhill House Hotel, Clonakilty. Congratulations is extended to Kevin and Sinead for a long and happy life together as they settle down to married life in Dublin.

Church News:

The Dominicans are this year celebrating 800 years of preaching the gospel. A pilgrimage will take place on Saturday 6th August and a visit will be made to Portumna Abbey (Saturday 12 Noon),   Lorrha Friary (Sat. 3.30pm.), St. Peter & Paul Church,  Boula  (6.00pm Mass).  All welcome.

Date for your diary:  A concert with Isla Grant will take place on Wednesday 14th December in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church, Rathcabbin.   Tickets will soon be on sale at €25, from the Parish Pastoral Council.

Milford Care Centre.

This year the Milford Hospice annual Harvest Fair celebrates its 31st anniversary and is scheduled for Sunday 14th August at the University of Limerick.  There will be a fun filled programme of activities and entertainment.  Items such as plants, bottles for the bottle stall and homemade cakes along with new items for the Wheel of Fortune will be accepted on the day only.  All other goods, such as toys, fancy goods and books are being accepted at the Hospice from the 2nd August 2016.   For further details, please contact the Fundraising Office on 061 485859.

Foraging Course.

There will be a wild food foraging course held in and around Lorrha village on the 17th-19th August. The course, presented by foraging expert Mary Bulfin will cover plant identification, uses, heritage and culinary preparation. People are welcome to join for all or any of the 3 days. This course is free but places are limited, so booking is advisable by text to 0876185461

Date For Your Diary.

Lorrha Parish Golf outing will take place in Portumna Golf Club on 27th August. This year’s Captain is Pascal Moran and the President is Martina Taffe. A time sheet is in operation from 9am to 12.45. To book your place please call the Captain at (087) 2245040 or at (086) 0477404 or call Tony at (087) 6219639.

Autumn De-Clutter.

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

Minecraft: Let’s Build a Workhouse with SnakeDoctor & Solidarity Gaming on Sat, 20th August

As part of Heritage Week (20th-28th), join the MineVention team at Portumna Workhouse – help build a replica of the workhouse in a “Build Battle” challenge, while learning tips with Minecraft; included is a meet-up with SnakeDoctor & Solidarity Gaming, a tour of the Workhouse, a quiz, a free-building / Lego room plus games on X-Boxes. Cost is €10. Suitable for children from 5 years of age. To book your place now, ring 090-9759200.

The Dirt Diggers for Kids on Saturday, 27th August, 12.30 – 2.30 pm

Get down and dirty on a Fun Archaeology Dig for childen aged 6 to 12. Please wear old clothes! Admission is €2 and booking is required as spaces are limited. Please phone 090-9759200 to book yours!

 Portumna’s Shorelines Arts Festival, 15th-18th September – Tickets for Headline Events now on sale!

Tickets for the headline events, Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill (Sept 17th), Maria Doyle Kennedy (Sept 16th) and The Far Flung Trio (Sept 18th) at Shorelines Arts Festival can now be purchased online at www.shorelinesartsfestival.com or in the following outlets in Portumna:
Hayes & Hayes totalhealth Pharmacy
Palmerston Stores, Garry Kenny
Ladies Day Boutique
The Beehive Pizzeria
The Cottage Store Antiques

We would advise advance booking to avoid disappointment as venues have a strict capacity limit. Tickets for other events will become available for purchase once the full 2016 programme is announced.

GAA News

Junior Hurling: Lorrha’s next game is away to Moneygall next weekend where we need a win to remain in the hunt for the quarter finals.

Minor: The minors suffered a 2-12 to 2-8 defeat to Burgess in Moatfield last week in their second game of the championship. Their next game is the rearranged match against Ballinahinch/Templederry in Shallee this Friday, 5th August at 7.00pm

Under 16: Last Monday week in round 4, Lorrha Rovers played Kiladangan in Puckane and won 4-8 to 1-12 for their third win in four games. They have a mini break before returning to action on Monday 8th August at home to Kilruane MacDonaghs.

Under 14: Lorrha Rovers ended the group stages of the North ‘B’ championship unbeaten and through to the semi-finals which will be played in early August.

Under 12: Well done to the U12 hurlers who defeated Toomevara in the North ‘C’ semi-final last Thursday and progress to the final which will be played on Saturday 13th August.

Tipperary: Hard luck to Brian Hogan and the Tipperary Under 21 Hurling team in their Munster Final loss against Waterford last Wednesday. Well done to the Tipperary senior footballers on their wonderful win over Galway in the All Ireland semi-final on Sunday.

All Ireland Semi-Final Tickets: Orders for tickets to the All Ireland Senior Hurling semi-final between Tipperary and Galway must be with Shane Brophy (0876989612) by next Friday night, 5th August. Stand – €40; Family – €40+€5 (Cusack & Davin Stand Only); Terrace – €25; Club Pass – €10 (Davin Stand only, minimum order of 15 required for the club to access them) Orders are also being taken for football semi-final tickets with a closing date of Friday, 12th August. Ticket prices are the same as the hurling but there is a special package of €60 for adults and €10 for children if you wish to attend both.

Cul Camp: A record 95 children attended the Kellogg’s Cul Camp in Lorrha last week. Thanks you all those you gave up their time to help organise the camp, as well as the coaches, headed up by Tipp star Niall O’Meara as well as our own Eoin & Niall McIntyre.

Lotto: Our jackpot is now €9450 with a Match 3 pot of €100. Thank you for your continued support. You can play our lotto online at www.locallotto.ie where it is easy to play every week. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5.

Social Dancing: on Friday night to the music of Muriel O’Connor. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.


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Every good wish is extended to Sean O’Meara, Cullagh on the occasion of his 90th birthday which he celebrated last week-end.

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At the recent Portumna Town Football Club awards evening Kevin Cahalan Lorrha received the player of the year trophy in the u13 soccer group plus his shield medal as he captained the U13 squad to victory in the Midland Shield final. The team beat T & S of Laois  3 to 1,  a first for the club. Two more Lorrha youth played on the team, Dan Needham and Patrick Young. Patrick’s dad Michael managed the team.

Birthday Greetings.

Congratulations is extended to Sean O’Meara, Cullagh, who celebrated his 90th birthday on Saturday last with family and friends in The Friars Tavern, Lorrha. Well done Sean and many happy returns.

Church News:

The Dominicans are this year celebrating 800 years of preaching the gospel. A pilgrimage will take place on Saturday 6th August and a visit will be made to Portumna Abbey (Saturday 12 Noon),   Lorrha Friary (Sat. 3.30pm.),   St. Peter & Paul Church,  Boula  (6.00pm Mass).  All welcome.   Date for your diary:  A concert with Isla Grant will take place on Wednesday 14th December in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church, Rathcabbin.   Tickets will soon be on sale at €25, from the Parish Pastoral Council.

Pilgrimage.

The annual Pilgrimage  to  Holycross  Abbey will take place this year on Wednesday,  3rd August. Further information and to book your seat please contact Betty Houlihan on 087- 6667374 as soon as possible.

Milford Care Centre.

This year the Milford Hospice annual Harvest Fair celebrates its 31st anniversary and is scheduled for Sunday14th August at the University of Limerick.  There will be a fun filled programme of activities and entertainment.  Items such as plants, bottles for the bottle stall and homemade cakes along with new items for the Wheel of Fortune will be accepted on the day only.  All other goods, such as toys, fancy goods and books are being accepted at the Hospice from the 2nd August 2016.   For further details, please contact the Fundraising Office on 061 485859.

Drama in Portumna.

Half Day Thursday Drama Group Portumna presents Two One Act Plays.

Painful Case

by   James Joyce

Lucy In The Sky

by  Tony Layton

Venue; Portumna Town Hall

Wednesday 27 & Friday 29 July 2016.

Time: 8am

Admission €10

The play will be staged in the round (on the floor of the hall) Both plays are directed by Jim Hynes.

Foraging Course.

There will be a wild food foraging course held in and around Lorrha village on the 17th-19th August. The course, presented by foraging expert Mary Bulfin will cover plant identification, uses, heritage and culinary preparation. People are welcome to join for all or any of the 3 days. This course is free but places are limited, so booking is advisable by text to 0876185461

Date For Your Diary.

Lorrha Parish Golf outing will take place in Portumna Golf Club on 27th August. This year’s Captain is Pascal Moran and the President is Martina Taffe. More details later.

Lorrha CountryFest Thanks.

The two chairmen Graham and Joe, extend thanks to all of you who supported the CountryFest in any way. It was a great success for the whole community.

Autumn De-Clutter.

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

Birr Vintage Week.

The 48th Annual Birr Vintage Week and Arts Festival kicks off on Sunday coming the 31st with the opening parade through the streets of Birr commencing at 3pm. There are several events taking place from Friday 29th and will continue throughout the week. Pick up a programme which is available in all the local shops or visit their web site www.birrvintageweek.com or call (087) 9226961.

Volunteers Needed.

Barnardos National Collection Day – Volunteers Needed in Tipperary 

~ Help a child in your community by volunteering for Barnardos’ national collection day in Tipperary on Friday 16 September ~

Barnardos children’s charity is looking for volunteers in Tipperary to support its national collection day – Buckets for Barnardos – on Friday 16 September. Please give two hours of your time and help raise funds to support Barnardos work with children and families in Tipperary.

What: Buckets for Barnardos, Barnardos National Collection Day
When: Friday 16 September
Time: 8am – 9pm (any 2 hour shift)

Locations in Tipperary include:

  • Cashel
  • Clonmel
  • Nenagh
  • Roscrea
  • Thurles
  • Tipperary

To volunteer on Friday 16 September please call Mary on 1850 217 217. For more information, email buckets@barnardos.ie or visitwww.barnardos.ie/buckets.
Fergus Finlay Barnardos CEO said: “In 2015 Barnardos changed the lives of more than 13,100 children and parents across Ireland, that is more than ever before. You can support that work by joining Barnardos National Collection Day on Friday September 16th.

Mary Gamble, Barnardos Fundraising Manager said: “Shaking a bucket or joining an organised bag pack for Barnardos on September 16th is a great opportunity to make a real difference. Last year more than 1000 volunteers took to the streets for the children and families in their communities and raised funds to allow Barnardos work with more children than ever before. Join us on September 16th to help a child in your community.”

How you can help:

  • Volunteer: To volunteer please call Mary on 1850 217 217 or visitbarnardos.ie/buckets.
  • Text:If you are unable to volunteer but would like to help you can textBARNARDOS to 50300 to donate €4*.
    *100% of text cost goes to Barnardos across most network providers. Some providers apply VAT which means that a minimum of €3.26 will go to Barnardos. Service provider is LIKECHARITY 01 443 3890

 

For further information, please contact:

 

Barnardos Press Office: 01 7080442 / 086 0445966
Conor Grogan: 01 7080442
Rachel Boyce; 01 7080443


About Barnardos

Barnardos supports children whose well-being is under threat, by working with them, their families and communities and by campaigning for the rights of children. Barnardos was established in Ireland in 1962 and is Ireland’s leading independent children’s charity. www.barnardos.ie

 

GAA News

Junior Hurling: Hard luck to our junior hurlers who lost 3-13 to 1-15 to Newport in a terrific game in Newport on Saturday evening. Lorrha’s next game is away to Moneygall in two weeks while they also a home game against Ballina as they chase a quarter final place.

Minor: The match against Ballinahinch/Templederry this not take place last Wednesday and has been rescheduled for Friday 5th August in Shallee at 7pm. This Thursday, 28th July they are at home to Burgess in Moatfield at 7.00pm.

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers played Toomevara on Friday in Ballinderry and recorded a fine 2-18 to 1-10 win. Last Monday in round 4, they played Kiladangan in Puckane and won 4-8 to 1-13 for their third win in four games. They have a mini break then before returning to action on Monday 8th August at home to Kilruane MacDonaghs.

Under 14: Lorrha Rovers ended the group stages of the North ‘B’ championship unbeaten and through to the semi-finals which will be played in early August.
Under 12: Lorrha have topped their group in the ‘C’ championship and have progressed to the semi-finals which will be played this Thursday 28th July against Toomevara in Moatfield at 7pm.

Tipperary: Best of luck to Brian Hogan and the Tipperary Under 21 Hurling team in their Munster Final against Waterford this evening (Wednesday).

Best of luck also to our Lorrha Rovers Gaels minor coach George Hannigan and the Tipperary footballers in their All Ireland quarter final against Galway this Sunday. Anyone who requires tickets for this game can get them through Centra, SuperValu or on www.tickets.ie. We urge a big Lorrha support to head to Dublin to cheer on the lads.

All Ireland Semi-Final Tickets: Orders are now being taken for tickets for the All Ireland Senior Hurling semi-final between Tipperary and Galway on Sunday 14thAugust. Closing date for orders is strictly Friday 5th August. This is the last game family tickets will be available.
Cul Camp: The 2016 Kellogg’s Cul Camp got underway in Moatfield on Monday morninNews next week.

Lotto: Our jackpot is now €9300 with a Match 3 pot of €120. Thank you for your continued support. You can play our lotto online at www.locallotto.ie where it is easy to play every week. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5.

Social Dancing: on Friday night to the music of Peter Bourke. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.


Lorrha Notes

                                 Lorrha Country Fest Thanks.

The chairman of Lorrha GAA Graham Downes and the chairman of the GAA finance committee Joe Dolan, with to thank firstly, the organising committee for all their hard work in putting the Country Fest event together, secondly, the many volunteers on the day,far too numerous to mention, but without them the event would simply not have happened.
Thanks also to everybody who turned out in such great numbers which helped make the day the success that it was.
Finally, a special thanks to the local Gardai who helped in any way they could, Cllr. Joe Hannigan for providing the dance floor, Liffey Mills for supplying the Ticket Office and to the local Council workers for all they did in preparations for the event and to the local landowners for providing parking facilities. Sincere thanks to all and looking forward to seeing you all again at next year’s event.  Graham and Joe.

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A section of the large crowd that attended the first Lorrha Country Fest on Sunday July 17th.

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Singer / Songwriter Pete Kennedy has been nominated for the British male country singer of the year award.

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Tradstone performing at the Lorrha Country Fest on Sunday July 17th.

Church News:

World Youth Day 2016 with Pope Francis;  The biggest gathering of young people in the world will take place in Krakow, Poland, from July 24th to 31st 2016.    You must be 18 years of age to travel on the pilgrimage.  The cost of the pilgrimage is €895.   Further details from Deirdre Convey  065 6834461 or Fr Donagh O’Meara 087 2322140.

Pilgrimage.

The annual Pilgrimage  to  Holycross  Abbey will take place this year on Wednesday,  3rd August. Further information and to book your seat please contact Betty Houlihan on 087- 6667374 as soon as possible.

Milford Care Centre.

This year the Milford Hospice annual Harvest Fair celebrates its 31st anniversary and is scheduled for Sunday14th August at the University of Limerick.  There will be a fun filled programme of activities and entertainment.  Items such as plants, bottles for the bottle stall and homemade cakes along with new items for the Wheel of Fortune will be accepted on the day only.  All other goods, such as toys, fancy goods and books are being accepted at the Hospice from the 2nd August 2016.   For further details, please contact the Fundraising Office on 061 485859.

Date For Your Diary.

Lorrha Parish Golf outing will take place in Portumna Golf Club on 27th August. This year’s Captain is Pascal Moran and the President is Martina Taffe. More details later.

Something To Look Forward To.

“Lorrha People in The Great War” is a new book which is written by a Lorrha native Ger O’Meara and will be published at a later date. No doubt this will be hugely interesting for many parishioners as Ger has researched the contents for a long time and already is drawing interest from the public. Watch this space for further information.

Summer De-Clutter.

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

A Feast of Country.

Congratulations is extended to the chairman of the fundraising committee Joe Dolan and his committee and to Lorrha GAA club chairman Graham Downes and his committee on the highly successful Country Fest day on Sunday last. The weather was just perfect for the occasion and the crowds responded by turning out in thousands. The music was superb and kept the dance floor flowing over with no one leaving till the final whistle sounded. Well done to all.

GAA News.

Lorrha CountryFest: A massive thank you to everyone who made the first Lorrha CountryFest such a massive success last Sunday. The weather God smiled on us and provided a perfect day from where over 2000 people danced the day away to some great music, headlined by Robert Mizzell and Mike Denver. As well as the acts and those to who attended, the club would particularly like to thank all players and club members who gave up their time in the lead-up to the event, and on the day, to get the venue ready; from ticket sellers, stewards, bar staff, catering staff, and everyone who made the venue ready accessible for the music goers. Also to those who provided food, ice-creams, refreshments etc….and, security team, Order of Malta and the Gardai for their help also. Then when the event was over the site was cleared and tidied quickly with great community spirit in evidence. While primarily a fundraiser for the GAA club, this was a great event for the whole Lorrha community from which we will all benefit from.
Junior Hurling: The Junior ‘B’ hurlers got their championship campaign off to a great start with a 3-25 to 1-8 win, away to Templederry on Saturday evening. Their next game is away to Newport this Saturday, time to be confirmed.
Minor: Lorrha Rovers Gaels began their Minor ‘B’ Championship campaign last Wednesday with a heavy 2-20 to 0-10 defeat by Silvermines. They play Ballinahinch/Templederry in Shallee this evening (Wednesday) at 7.30pm. Next Wednesday, 27th July they are at home to Burgess.
Under 16: Lorrha Rovers lost 2-19 to 2-12 to Roscrea in Ballinderry last Monday week in round 2. They play Toomevara this Friday in Ballinderry at 6.30pm. Next Monday in round 4, they play Kiladangan in Puckane at 6.30pm
Under 14: Lorrha Rovers received a walkover last week from Borris-Ileigh and have ended the group stages unbeaten and through to the semi-finals.
Under 12: Lorrha have now topped their group in the ‘C’ championship and have progressed to the semi-finals which will be played in the coming weeks.
Tipperary: Well done to Brian Hogan and the Tipperary Under 21 hurling team on their Munster semi-final win over Limerick last Thursday.  Best of luck to the senior footballers in their All Ireland Qualifier against Derry next Saturday.
Cul Camp: The 2016 Kellogg’s Cul Camp in Lorrha gets underway next Monday, 25thJuly and continues until Friday 29th July from 10am to 2pm each day. Register online at www.kelloggsculcamp.ie
Lotto: Our jackpot is now €9150 with a Match 3 pot of €100. Thank you for your continued support. You can play our lotto online at www.locallotto.ie where it is easy to play every week. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5.

Social Dancing: on Friday night to the music of Pat Daly. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.


Lorrha Notes

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Lorrha CountryFest 2016: takes place next Sunday, 17thJuly from 12 noon to 7pm. Line-up includes Mike Denver, Robert Mizzell, Louise Morrissey, The Conquerors, Johnny Brady, Pete Kennedy, Sean Slattery & The Connections, Tradstone and Brendan Liffey. Tickets (€20) can be purchased from Kevin Molloy (0876738986), Joe Dolan (0879673124), Graham Downes (0879905870), from Kelly’s Village Store Rathcabbin, Friars Tavern Lorrha, SuperValu Portumna, County Arms Hotel Birr, Abbey Court Hotel Nenagh, Lar na bPairce Thurles or online at www.eventbrite.ie. We look forward to seeing you there.

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Patrick “Bonner” Maher’s helmet flies off during action with Tipp on Sunday last in the Munster final v Waterford.

Church News:

Please Note: Mass on Sunday, July 17th will be at 10.00a.m. in Rathcabbin Church and 11.30a.m. in Lorrha Church.     This is to facilitate traffic arrangements for the  Lorrha  Country Fest  in Moatfield.
Diocese of  Killaloe World Youth Day pilgrimage is on 24 – 31st July 2016 in Krakow. If you are interested contact Deirdre on 065 6834461 or Donagh on 0872322140.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament  continues  every Thursday from 10am to 10pm Rathcabbin  Church.  We invite all parishioners to come and stay a while in the presence of Jesus.

Gun License Reminder.

Gardai wish to remind all gun owners in the parish to renew their firearms license. An unlicensed firearm is illegal and holders of such is liable for prosecution. You can call to the Garda station in Borrisokane where you will receive help and advise with the filling out of the form should you need it.

Summer De-Clutter.

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

Good Luck.

Lorrha Development Association / Tidy Towns committee wish to extend the best of luck to Lorrha Lord Mayor Joe Dolan and his fundraising committee with the Lorrha Country Fest event which takes place this coming Sunday July 17th in the GAA grounds. Tickets are available from available from all the committee, SuperValu Portumna, County Arms Hotel, Birr, Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh, Kelly’s, Rathcabbin, Friars Tavern, Lorrha, The Ferry Inn, or go to www.eventbrite.ie or call (087) 9905870 or (087) 9673124. Good luck Joe.

A Feast of Country.

Lorrha GAA club host a feast of country music this Sunday July 17th. Mike Denver, Robert Mizzell, Louise Morrissey, The Conquerors, Johnny Brady, Pete Kennedy, Sean Slattery & The Connections and local band Tradstone will entertain the crowds from 12pm to 7pm for just €20. There will be dancing area, seating, food and plenty of parking for up to 3500 fans. Tickets are settling fast so don’t delay in getting yours available from all the committee, SuperValu Portumna, County Arms Hotel, Birr, Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh, Kelly’s, Rathcabbin, Friars Tavern, Lorrha, The Ferry Inn, or go to www.eventbrite.ie or call (087) 9905870 or (087) 9673124.

Well Done.

Congratulations is extended to Patrick “Bonner” Maher, Brian Hogan and to trainer John Madden and the Tipperary senior team on their Munster final win over Waterford on Sunday last. We also congratulate the Minor team on their win over Limerick.

Healthcare Training.

Interested in Training and Working in Healthcare? Offaly Local Development Company in association with the ETB invites applications for a 6 month full-time QQI (FETAC) Level 5 “Healthcare Support” course commencing in Birr, September 2016. You are welcome to make informal enquiries to 087 738 5989.

GAA News:

Lorrha CountryFest 2016: takes place next Sunday, 17thJuly from 12 noon to 7pm. Line-up includes Mike Denver, Robert Mizzell, Louise Morrissey, The Conquerors, Johnny Brady, Pete Kennedy, Sean Slattery & The Connections, Tradstone and Brendan Liffey. Tickets (€20) can be purchased from Kevin Molloy (0876738986), Joe Dolan (0879673124), Graham Downes (0879905870), from Kelly’s Village Store Rathcabbin, Friars Tavern Lorrha, SuperValu Portumna, County Arms Hotel Birr, Abbey Court Hotel Nenagh, Lar na bPairce Thurles or online at www.eventbrite.ie. We look forward to seeing you there.

Junior Hurling: Lorrha will begin their Junior ‘B’ Championship campaign away to Templederry on Saturday 16th July at 7.30pm. Subsequent games will be home to Newport, away to Moneygall and home to Ballina with the top three teams in the group progressing to the knockout stages.

Minor: Lorrha Rovers Gaels begin their Minor ‘B’ Championship campaign this evening, Wednesday 13th July in Ballinderry against Silvermines at 7.30pm. Best of luck to the players and mentors. Next Wednesday, 20th July, they are away to Ballinahinch/Templederry.

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers began their U16 ‘A’ Hurling Championship away to Nenagh Eire Og last Monday week and enjoyed an excellent 1-14 to 1-4 win. Last Monday they played Roscrea in Ballinderry and were defeated 2-19 to 2-12. Next Monday they play Toomevara in Ballinderry at 6.30pm

Under 14: Lorrha Rovers made it six wins from six in the championship with a 4-10 to 0-4 win over Burgess last Wednesday. They received a walkover this week from Borris-Ileigh and have ended the group stages unbeaten and through to the semi-finals.

Under 12: Lorrha have now topped their group in the ‘C’ championship and have progressed to the semi-finals which will be played in the coming weeks.

Tipperary: Well done to Patrick Maher, Brian Hogan, John Madden and both the Tipperary senior and minor hurling teams on their superb Munster Final victories in Limerick on Sunday Best of luck to Brian Hogan and the Tipperary Under 21 hurling team in the Munster semi-final against Limerick in Thurles on Thursday evening.

Cul Camp: The 2016 Kellogg’s Cul Camp in Lorrha takes place between 25th to 29thJuly. Register online at www.kelloggsculcamp.ie
Tipperary Clubs Draw: The July Draw was held last Friday and unfortunately the club didn’t have prize winner this month.

Lotto: Our jackpot is now €8,850 with a Match 3 pot of €100. Thank you for your continued support. You can play our lotto online at www.locallotto.ie where it is easy to play every week. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5.

Social Dancing: on Friday night to the music of Teddy & Cathal Barry. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am


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Country Singer Pete Kennedy with Joe Dolan Chairman Country Fest Committee, Tradstone and Graham Downs Chairman Lorrha GAA club. Lorrha GAA club host a feast of country music when the big guns roll into town this coming Sunday July 17th. Mike Denver, Robert Mizzell, Louise Morrissey, The Conquerors, Johnny Brady, Pete Kennedy, Sean Slattery & The Connections and local band Tradstone will entertain the crowds from 12pm to 7pm for just €20. There will be dancing area, seating, food and plenty of parking for up to 3500 fans. Tickets are settling fast so don’t delay in getting yours available from all the committee, SuperValu Portumna, County Arms Hotel, Birr, Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh, Kelly’s, Rathcabbin, Friars Tavern, Lorrha, The Ferry Inn, or go to www.eventbrite.ie or call (087) 9905870 or (087) 9673124.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Barry Walker, Ferry Inn, and his family on the death of his father Patrick which occurred on Wednesday 29th June. After funeral Mass in the Church of The Assumption, Enfield, burial took place in Coole Cemetery, Summerhill. May he rest in peace.

Church News:

Youth 2000  Summer Festival, Cistercian College , Roscrea, from Thursday 7th July – Sunday 10th July 2016.  For young people aged 16 – 35, an opportunity not to be missed to experience the catholic faith & meet many new young people, with over 1200 young people from all corners of Ireland attending last year.  The festival is donation only. Free buses available from all around Ireland. For more info & to book online, see www.youth2000.ie  or call  01 6753690.

Diocese of  Killaloe World Youth Day pilgrimage is on 24 – 31st July 2016 in Krakow. If you are interested contact Deirdre on 065 6834461 or Donagh on 0872322140.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament  continues  every Thursday from 10am to 10pm Rathcabbin  Church.  We invite all parishioners to come and stay a while in the presence of Jesus.
Please note, to facilitate traffic for the Lorrha Country Fest on Sunday July 17th. Mass in Rathcabbin will be at the earlier time of 10am and in Lorrha at 11.30am on that Sunday only.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association.

Members of St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association are now on a break for the summer and are due to return to their normal meetings on Wednesday, 14th September.  There are trips organised for the summer break as follows:

27th July – Trip to Glasnevin/Kilmainham

10th August – Bunratty Folk Park with a Meal on the way home.

There is also a 4 night break on a DBB basis in the Hillgrove Hotel Monaghan – cost of €290. pps.  Coach to pick up in the village and take out on trips each day. If anyone is interested in any of these trips please contact 087 761 3458 as soon as possible.

We would like to say a very big ‘Thank You’ to Donna and Mark Mannion and staff of the Friars Tavern for the lovely meal on Wednesday, 29th June.

Good Luck.

The best of luck to Patrick “Bonner” Maher and selector John Madden and the Tipperary team when they take on Waterford on Sunday 10th in the Munster Final which takes place in Limerick.

Gun License.

Gardai wish to remind all gun owners in the parish to renew their firearms license. An unlicensed firearm is illegal and holders of such is liable for prosecution. You can call to the Garda station in Borrisokane where you will receive help and advise with the filling out of the form should you need it.

Summer De-Clutter.

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

A Feast of Country.

Lorrha GAA club host a feast of country music when the big guns roll into town on Sunday July 17th. Mike Denver, Robert Mizzell, Louise Morrissey, The Conquerors, Johnny Brady, Pete Kennedy, Sean Slattery & The Connections and local band Tradstone will entertain the crowds from 12pm to 7pm for just €20. There will be dancing area, seating, food and plenty of parking for up to 3500 fans. Tickets are settling fast so don’t delay in getting yours available from all the committee, SuperValu Portumna, County Arms Hotel, Birr, Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh, Kelly’s, Rathcabbin, Friars Tavern, Lorrha, The Ferry Inn, or go to www.eventbrite.ie or call (087) 9905870 or (087) 9673124.

Healthcare Training.

Interested in Training and Working in Healthcare? Offaly Local Development Company in association with the ETB invites applications for a 6 month full-time QQI (FETAC) Level 5 “Healthcare Support” course commencing in Birr, September 2016. You are welcome to make informal enquiries to 087 738 5989.

GAA Notes:

Junior: Lorrha will begin their Junior ‘B’ Championship campaign away to Templederry on Saturday 16th July at 7.30pm. Subsequent games will be home to Newport, away to Moneygall and home to Ballina with the top three teams in the group progressing to the knockout stages.

Minor: Lorrha Rovers Gaels begin their Minor ‘B’ Championship campaign on Wednesday 13th July at home to Silvermines at 7.30pm. Best of luck to the players and mentors

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers began their U16 ‘A’ Hurling Championship away to Nenagh Eire Og last Monday, news next week. Next Monday they host Roscrea in either Moatfield or Ballinderry at 6.30pm

Under 14: Lorrha Rovers made it five wins from five in the championship with a 2-15 to 1-6 win over Borrisokane last Wednesday. This evening (Wednesday) they play Burgess in Moatfield at 6.30pm

Under 12: Lorrha have now topped the group and progressed to the semi-finals which will be played in the coming weeks.

Tipperary: Best of luck to Patrick Maher, Brian Hogan, John Madden and the Tipperary Senior hurling team in the Munster Final against Waterford on Sunday.

Best of luck also the minor team in their Munster final and hard luck to the senior footballers in their Munster Final loss to Kerry.

Cul Camp: The 2016 Kellogg’s Cul Camp in Lorrha takes place between 25th to 29thJuly. Register online at www.kelloggsculcamp.ie

Lotto: Our jackpot is now €8,700 with a Match 3 pot of €100. Thank you for your continued support. You can play our lotto online at www.locallotto.ie where it is easy to play every week. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5.

Lorrha CountryFest 2016: Not long to go now for Lorrha CountryFest on Sunday, 17th July from 12 noon to 7pm. Line-up includes Mike Denver, Robert Mizzell, Louise Morrissey, The Conquerors, Johnny Brady, Pete Kennedy, Sean Slattery & The Connections, Tradstone and Brendan Liffey. Tickets (€20) can be purchased from Kevin Molloy (0876738986), Joe Dolan (0879673124), Graham Downes (0879905870), from Kelly’s Village Store Rathcabbin, Friars Tavern Lorrha, SuperValu Portumna, County Arms Hotel Birr, Abbey Court Hotel Nenagh, Lar na bPairce Thurles or online at www.eventbrite.ie.

Social Dancing: on Friday night to the music of Pat & Richie. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.


Lorrha Notes

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Singer Pete Kennedy attending the launch of Lorrha Country Fest meeting some of his fans.Ann, Geraldine and Mary. Lorrha GAA club host a feast of country music when the big guns roll into town on Sunday July 17th. Mike Denver, Robert Mizzell, Louise Morrissey, The Conquerors, Johnny Brady, Pete Kennedy, Sean Slattery & The Connections and local band Tradstone will entertain the crowds from 12pm to 7pm for just €20. There will be dancing area, seating, food and plenty of parking for up to 3500 fans. Tickets are settling fast so don’t delay in getting yours available from all the committee, SuperValu Portumna, County Arms Hotel, Birr, Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh, Kelly’s, Rathcabbin, Friars Tavern, Lorrha, The Ferry Inn, or go to www.eventbrite.ie or call (087) 9905870 or (087) 9673124.  You need to hurry

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Staff Members at Busy Bodies, Montessori in Killeen who recently purchased a Defibrillator and completed a pre hospital emergency care course in CPR and AED. Fiona Kennedy, Gabriel Duffy, Ann Delahunt Smyth proprietor Busy Bodies are presented with their certificates by Ross Manson (left) and David McEvoy, Birr First Responders.

Late Sean Darcy.

Sympathy is extended to Nuala Darcy and family Portland on the death of Sean who passed away peacefully in his 78th year in the presence of his family on Saturday June 18th. After funeral Mass in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Terryglass, burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Redwood Bog.

The property owners in Redwood Bog have once again exercised their rights in 2016 and saved their turf.

News From Lorrha School.

Congratulations is extended to Conor Kennedy a member of the Portumna Soccer Team  who won player of the year in the U10 soccer group and he also received a medal in the Midland League U10 runners up. Conor who is a 3rd class pupil in Lorrha N.S. was presented with his awards at a recent Portumna Town Awards evening. Well done Conor.
We also congratulate our 6th class pupil Patrick Young who won a medal with Portumna Town Football club when the lads won the U13 Midlands League Shield Final recently. Well done Patrick.
TG4 televised a documentary about rural Ireland recently in which Lorrha featured along with our pupils. They all looked wonderful welcoming the cameras with a Cead Mile Fáilte.

Army Band. Our thanks to the members of the Army band who entertained us with a lovely musical selection on Friday 17th.  Due to the inclement weather we had to adjourn to the Church and we thank Fr. Pat for his welcome. Many thanks also to all who turned out for the occasion and for the raising of the 4th green flag afterwards.  We also welcomed our new first years to the school and they had a great time mixing and playing with their new friends.

Water Safety: Garda David Lee visited the school recently and advised the pupils of playing safely when near water and how to be extra careful on the beach this summer.

Maths Trail: The pupils went on a maths trail around Lorrha village before the summer break. Their teachers had set questions on various topics of interest which also served to bring awareness of the history which is all around the village and the pupils thoroughly enjoyed the lesson.
The staff at Scoil Lua Naofa wish all pupils and their families a happy and safe summer.

Summer De-Clutter.

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

Church News:

The annual Killaloe Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will take place this coming Sunday July 3rd. Anyone interested in travelling is requested to call Gertie on (090) 9747080 or Betty on (087) 6667374 without delay.
Mass will be held in Lorrha Cemetery this Sunday coming July 3rd at 10am, weather permitting.
Friday July 1st is the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. On that day 40,000 soldiers were injured, 20,000 killed (2,000 of whom were Irish). Over 200,000 Irish signed up for the British Army. Church bells will ring at 11.30am and again at 7.30pm on Friday as we remember all who lost their lives in WW1.

Redwood NS Summer Camps

Wk 1: Jul 4th– 8th, Multi activity camp with Michelle and Paula, €50 per child, reductions for siblings. 9.30-2.00 Activities: Cooking, Science, Sport, Art, Computing, Construction and much more! Age 3 upwards

Wk 2: Jul 11th to 15th, Tennis Camp with Helena and Anne Marie Darcy both qualified Tennis Ireland coaches, €40 per child, reduction for siblings, 10.00-12.00

Wk 3: Jul 18th -22nd, Multi activity camp with Michelle and Paula, €50 per child, Age 3 upwards.  To book any of the camps call 090 9747186  or 087 4478115

Big Guns For Lorrha.

Lorrha GAA club host a feast of country music when the big guns roll into town on Sunday July 17th. Mike Denver, Robert Mizzell, Louise Morrissey, The Conquerors, Johnny Brady, Pete Kennedy, Sean Slattery & The Connections and local band Tradstone will entertain the crowds from 12pm to 7pm for just €20. There will be dancing area, seating, food and plenty of parking for up to 3500 fans. Tickets are settling fast so don’t delay in getting yours available from all the committee, SuperValu Portumna, County Arms Hotel, Birr, Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh, Kelly’s, Rathcabbin, Friars Tavern, Lorrha, The Ferry Inn, or go to www.eventbrite.ie or call (087) 9905870 or (087) 9673124.

Healthcare Training.

Interested in Training and Working in Healthcare? Offaly Local Development Company in association with the ETB invites applications for a 6 month full-time QQI (FETAC) Level 5 “Healthcare Support” course commencing in Birr, September 2016. You are welcome to make informal enquiries to 087 738 5989.

 GAA News:

Junior: The Junior lost their grip on the North Junior ‘B’ League title following a 4-7 to 1-15 defeat to Ballina in a semi-final playoff in Ballina last Friday evening. Attention now turns to the championship which starts this weekend but Lorrha have a bye. Our Championship campaign will begin in the subsequent groups where we have been grouped with Moneygall, Newport, Ballina and Templederry.
Minor: Lorrha Rovers begin their Minor ‘B’ Championship campaign on Thursday 7thJuly at home to Silvermines.

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers begin their U16 ‘A’ Hurling Championship away to Nenagh Eire Og next Monday evening at 6.30pm
Under 14: Lorrha Rovers made it four wins from four in the championship with a 2-13 to 2-4 win over Ballinahinch/Templederry in Moatfield last Wednesday. This evening (Wednesday) they are away to Borrisokane at 6.30pm while next Wednesday they play Burgess in Moatfield.
Under 12: Lorrha completed their group stage with a comfortable win over Ballina last Friday evening. They have now topped the group and progressed to the semi-finals
Tipperary: Best of luck to the Tipperary senior footballers in the Munster Final against Kerry on Sunday. Also to the minor hurlers who face Cork in the Munster semi-final on Thursday.
Munster Hurling Final Tickets: Anyone interested in tickets for the Munster Hurling Final between Tipperary and Waterford on July 10th should get their requests into Shane Brophy by this Friday, 1st July. As stand tickets are likely to be in limited supply, a draw might have to take place.
Cul Camp: The 2016 Kellogg’s Cul Camp in Lorrha takes place between 25th to 29thJuly. Register online at www.kelloggsculcamp.ie
Lotto: Our jackpot is now €8,550 with a Match 3 pot of €120. Thank you for your continued support. You can play our lotto online at www.locallotto.ie where it is easy to play every week. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5.
Lorrha CountryFest 2016: Tickets are on sale for Lorrha CountryFest on Sunday, 17th July from 12 noon to 7pm. Line-up includes Mike Denver, Robert Mizzell, Louise Morrissey, The Conquerors, Johnny Brady, Pete Kennedy, Sean Slattery & The Connections, Tradstone and Brendan Liffey. Tickets (€20) can be purchased from Kevin Molloy (0876738986), Joe Dolan (0879673124), Graham Downes (0879905870), from Kelly’s Village Store Rathcabbin, Friars Tavern Lorrha, SuperValu Portumna, County Arms Hotel Birr, Abbey Court Hotel Nenagh, Lar na bPairce Thurles or online at www.eventbrite.ie.
Social Dancing: on Friday night to the music of Checkers. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.


Lorrha Notes

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Patrick “Bonner” Maher in action for Tipp seniors on Sunday last in the Munster semi-final v Limerick
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Brian Hogan in action for Tipp Intermediates on Sunday last in the Munster semi-final v Limerick
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Adrian and Tommy discussing the great response to the Lorrha Country Fest which takes place on July 17th from 12 noon to 7pm. Great entertainment, great location and great value for money. Don’t miss out. 

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A group of local ladies who completed the women’s mini marathon for the Rathcabbin First Responders Group and the Mark Heffernan Trust who donated two defibrillators to the parish.

Lorrha N.S. Summer Tennis Camp.

Lorrha N.S. are running a summer tennis camp from Monday June 27th to Friday July 1st. with Kieran Galvin. All equipment is supplied. There will be daily fun, games and competitions. For details and to book call (090) 9747295.

Church News.

Annual Killaloe Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine – Sunday,3rd July.:    Names to  Gertie O’Meara – 090  – 9747080  or  Betty Houlihan  087 –  6667374.  Please book your seat as soon as possible.
Mass in Lorrha Cemetery on Sunday 3rd July at 10.00 am , (weather permitting). All who have loved ones buried in the graveyard are invited to attend.
Youth 2000  Summer Festival, Cistercian College , Roscrea, from Thursday 7th July – Sunday 10th July 2016.  For young people aged 16 – 35, an opportunity not to be missed to experience the catholic faith & meet many new young people, with over 1200 young people from all corners of Ireland attending last year.  The festival is  donation only. Free buses available from all around Ireland. For more info & to book online, see www.youth2000.ie  or call 01 6753690.

Busy Bodies Summer Camp.

Busy Bodies Summer Camp takes place in Killeen School from 4th July for 3 weeks. Ring Ann for more information at 087 9625218 after 6PM.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Margaret Heenan, Lorrha on the death of her sister Anne Day which occurred last week. After funeral Mass in St. Brendan’s Church Birr on Friday morning last, burial took place in Clonoghill Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Your Village Needs You.

This in National Tidy Towns adjudication month and Lorrha Tidy Towns committee are asking everyone to be extra vigilant for litter around the village and on the approach roads. Members of the committee have been out many long hours planting flowers, painting and cleaning around the village. We ask householders to help brighten up the village by sowing window boxes and hanging baskets, painting, cleaning and weeding where necessary around their houses. The committee also badly needs volunteers to  help so please come along to at least one of our weekly work evenings which take place every Thursday evening from 7.30pm. Please bring a brush, shovel, spade and or weeding implements. All help needed.

Lorrha Camogie

A huge thank you to Michael Naylor, Naylor Car Dismantlers for sponsoring the Lorrha Junior Camogie team a beautiful set of training jerseys and gear bags for all members of the panel. It is greatly appreciated Michael.
Thank you also to Noel Hogan of Urban Sports for his great generosity in sponsoring the team a set of  training sliotars.
Thank you also to the Ferry Inn Bar & Restaurant for providing breakfast for the team following a team training session in Portumna Forest Park last Sunday morning. Fixtures for the upcoming  Junior Munster league will be posted shortly, matches will be played on Sunday mornings and are due to start on the weekend of the 3rd of July. Check out our facebook page and local notes for updates.
Well done to Lorrha girls Emily, Frances, Caoimhe, Emer and Hannah who are members of the Shannon Rovers U14 team who were successful in winning the U14 County Final earlier in the month. Congratulations to the girls on their huge success in Feile reaching the semi-final stages at the weekend also. Excellent work girls!

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Summer Camps-

Wk 1: Jul 4th– 8th, Multi activity camp with Michelle and Paula, €50 per child.    9.30-2.00 daily. Activities: Cooking, Science, Sport, Art, Computing, Construction and much more!

Wk 2: Jul 11th to 15th, Tennis Camp with Helena and Anne Marie Darcy both qualified Tennis Ireland coaches, €40 per child, 10.00-12.00 daily

Wk 3: Jul 18th -22nd, Multi activity camp with Michelle and Paula, €50 per child

Reductions for siblings on all camps

To book any of the camps call 090 9747186  or 087 4478115

Active Week in Redwood-

All classes, parents and teachers walked to school from the GAA grounds as part of ‘Active Week’ last week. We took part in hurling, tennis, yoga, bootcamp and soccer over the week. Many thanks to David Fogarty, D20 Fitness, for doing an invigorating bootcamp session with us. We also had a very informative talk from nutritionist Honor Gerathy. Honor advised the children to make small changes such as drinking more water, changing white to brown eg. bread, rice, pasta and eating as much veg as you like. We got lots of tips and ideas for a healthy eating and simple things to cook and try out at home.

Summer De-Clutter.

Thinking of clearing out the wardrobe to make room for the Summer collection? Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout the year. De-clutter your wardrobe, attack your attic, recycle all unwanted/unused items of clothing to make room for your Summer collection. We will accept any kind of bag or in bags provided by the committee. We can collect your unwanted items. Just call or text  (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (086) 8355405 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows and cushions, carpets, rugs and mats (including bath, shower and toilet mats), soiled or wet clothing. We appreciate your support. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep two adults employed.

A Feast of Country Music Coming to Lorrha.

Lorrha GAA club will host a massive Country Music Festival on Sunday July 17th in Motefield with the launch last week drawing huge interest. Music starts at 12pm and continues throughout the day till 7pm and all for just €20. See local press for details. Tickets can be purchased from Supervalu Portumna, County Arms Hotel Birr, Abbey Court Nenagh, Kellys Rathcabbin, Friars Tavern Lorrha, The Ferry Inn Lorrha, Lar na Pairce Thurles and all members of the committee. For details call (087)  967 3124. A concert not to be missed.

Week-End Games.

Commiserations is extended to Brian Hogan and the Tipperary Intermediate hurling team who lost to Limerick on a scoreline of 2.11 to 0.15 and well done to Bonner Maher and John Madden with the seniors who had a narrow win over Limerick in their game. They play Waterford in Thurles on July 10th.

Lorrha GAA Notes:

Junior: The Junior hurlers will play Ballina in a second playoff for a semi-final spot in the Junior ‘B’ League this Friday in Ballina at 7.30pm. If they win they will play Newport in the semi-final in Puckane on Sunday evening at 7.30pm

Feile na nGael: Well done to everyone that was involved in Feile na nGael last weekend. The U14 hurlers won their group with wins over Portaferry, Silvermines and Clooney Gaels before falling to Holycross/Ballycahill in the Cup quarter final. Clooney Gaels were made feel very welcome over the weekend and on Saturday morning got to meet out county players Patrick Maher and Brian Hogan with presentations made while late in the evening there was a function in the Clubhouse.

Under 14: Lorrha Rovers Gaels resume their championship campaign this evening, Wednesday 22nd June with a home game against Ballinahinch/Templederry at 7pm

Under 12: The U12′ play Ballina this Friday in Moatfield at 6.30pm

Tipperary: Well done to Patrick Maher and John Madden on Tipperary’s Munster senior hurling semi-final win over Limerick. Hard luck to Brian Hogan who was goalkeeper in the Intermediates narrow defeat to Limerick.

Munster Football Final Tickets: Anyone interested in tickets for the Munster Final should get their requests into Shane Brophy by this Friday, 24th June.

Lotto: Our jackpot is now €8,400 with a Match 3 pot of €100. Thank you for your continued support. You can play our lotto online at www.locallotto.ie where it is easy to play every week. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5.

Lorrha CountryFest 2016: Tickets are on sale for Lorrha CountryFest on Sunday, 17th July from 12 noon to 7pm. Line-up includes Mike Denver, Robert Mizzell, Louise Morrissey, The Conquerors, Johnny Brady, Pete Kennedy, Sean Slattery & The Connections, Tradstone and Brendan Liffey. Tickets (€20) can be purchased from Kevin Molloy (0876738986), Joe Dolan (0879673124), Graham Downes (0879905870), from Kelly’s Village Store Rathcabbin, Friars Tavern Lorrha, SuperValu Portumna, County Arms Hotel Birr, Abbey Court Hotel Nenagh, Lar na bPairce Thurles or online at www.eventbrite.ie.

Social Dancing: on Friday night to the music of Aidan Ryan. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.