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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

Stepping it out after a camogie match in Motefield

Late Rita Downey.

The death occurred on Wednesday July 21st of Rita Downey, Clareen. Nee Reddin from Lackeen, Lorrha, Rita slipped away peacefully and unexpectedly while sleeping, in her 87th year and in the tender loving care of the Matron and staff at Esker Ri Nursing Home, Clara.
Born in Chicago U.S., it was at the tender young age of about 10 years, Rita’s parents returned to farm and live in Lackeen. She attended school in Lorrha for a short while before family circumstances saw her change to Rathcabbin school. She lost both her parents within a short space of time while she was still a young child herself.  Her secondary education was spent in St. Leo’s in Carlow and from there she went on to  nursing training to Jervis St. hospital in Dublin. She completed her training in midwifery in the Coombe Hospital. On completion of her training, Rita went to work in Mullingar and then to Tullamore and it was while there she met and married Charles Downey and they settled down to married life in Kilmaine, Clareen, raising a family of two boys and one girl. Rita devoted her life to her home, her husband and her family whom she adored.
Predeceased by her sister Mary Jo, she will be sadly missed by her loving husband Charles, sons Kieran and Declan, her daughter Patricia, daughter-in-law Mary , son-in-law Edward, Declans fiance Valerie, her brother Daniel, her grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends to whom sympathy is offered.
After funeral Mass in St. Kieran's Church, Clareen on Thursday 22nd. burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May Rita rest in peace.

Lorrha Camogie.

Well done to Clodagh McIntyre and Tipperary Camogie team on their performances in the championship against Offaly and Limerick. Commiserations to Leanne Sullivan and Lily Sherlock who play on the Tipperary U14 development team, but were unlucky to lose to Cork on Sunday. The squad have beaten Clare, Kerry and Waterford over the last few weeks so are looking good for the future.
Our underage players put in a busy week attending Cul Camp in beautiful sunshine, and no games took place. U14 are due to play Mullinahone away on Wednesday 28th and our next U12 game is home versus St Cronan’s, Roscrea has yet to be confirmed.
Our Junior Bs league fixture took place in Templemore, which resulted in a defeat to Gortnahoe. Two further fixtures remain to be played, home and away over the next two weeks.

Laws Should Be Tougher.

With over 3,000 sheep and cattle attacked last year in Tipperary alone, by ‘marauding’ dogs
ICSA sheep chairman Sean McNamara has called for tougher livestock protection legislation to be introduced to combat the on-going scourge of dog attacks.
The Westmeath man said that he had witnessed the aftermath of a particularly distressing incident involving cattle who fled into a bog to escape from those marauding dogs. The cattle became trapped in the bog water, and despite the best efforts of everyone involved, not all of them could not be saved.
‘What we need in Ireland is the same new legislation which was introduced in Scotland recently which provides for fines of up to £40,000. It also provides additional powers to investigate and enforce the offence of livestock worrying’.
Losing animals to such attacks by dogs can have devastating impact on a farmer and his family all because the dog owners involved are too complacent about where their dogs are and what they are doing. “Campaigns aimed at raising the awareness of the need to control dogs around livestock are proving woefully inadequate. We have a range of slap on the wrist penalties which certainly do not act as any deterrent. It is time for our legislators to get tougher on this issue,” said Mr. McNamara.

Lorrha Development Association AGM

A well attended Annual General Meeting of Lorrha Development Association took place recently.
The following officers were elected: Louis McCormack, Abbeyville, Chairperson. Vice Chairperson Mark Houlihan; Secretary, Barbara Tierney, Carrigahorig; Assistant Secretary Janice Nolan, Lorrha; Treasurer, Colette Bouchier, Lorrha; Assistant Treasurer, Rose Mannion, Curraghabaun: PRO, Anne Marie Hough, Lordspark; Environmental Officer Mary Coen, Lorrha.  The following were elected to the resident’s committee: Mark Houlihan, Carmel Slevin, Janice Nolan all from Lorrha.
The following co-ordinators were also elected:
CCTV maintenance, Ollie Hennelly, painting of park and gardens, Brian Houlihan; general upkeep and maintenance, Marian Quirke; planting of shrubbery and flowers, Mary Coen; machinery and storage, Peter Slevin.
Louis McCormack thanked all involved for the ascetic nature of the village. The hard work of all involved was gratefully acknowledged. Miley Houlihan, Lorrha, received special recognition for his contribution.  Louis also mentioned the rich heritage and culture pertaining to Lorrha.  Outgoing secretary, Mary Coen, expressed her delight at the big turn-out and her hopes for the future of the organisation.

Commiserations.

Hard luck to Colm Fogarty and the Tipperary U20 team and management after they were knocked out of the championship by Cork.

Well Done.

Congratulations  to Clodagh McIntyre  and the Tipp senior camogie team on their victory over Limerick on Sunday last with Clodagh picking up two points as well as setting up many more scores. Well done Clodagh and the best of luck on your next outing against Wexford this week-end in what should be a very interesting clash of the ash.

Good Luck.

The best of luck to Brian Hogan and the Tipperary senior hurling team who have been drawn against Waterford in the All-Ireland championship quarter-final. Cork will play Dublin in the other quarter-final. Both games will be played next Saturday, with the times and venues to be announced later.

Annual Outing.

Lorrha Annual Parish Golf outing will take place this year at Birr Golf course on Saturday 21st August. Your captain this year is the legend Owen Gormally. Time sheet 9am to 11am.

Marriage Preparation.

In addition to completing a recognised pre-marriage course, couples need to fulfil the requirements set by the civil register which for this area is in Tyone Health Centre, Nenagh 067 46 480 crs.midwest@hse.ie. Obtain Baptism and Confirmation certs and Make an appointment with Priest and complete the pre-nuptial form.

Church News.

Mass Times: Monday Mornings at 9.30am in Lorrha Church (except Bank Holidays). Every Saturday evening at 6.30pm in Lorrha Church. Every Sunday morning at 11.30am in Rathcabbin Church. Borrisokane 7pm Saturday. Kilbarron: 8pm Saturday.  Terryglass: 9.30am Sunday. Borrisokane 10.30am Sunday. Please wear face masks in the Church.
The Rosary will continue to be recited before both masses each weekend.
Anyone wishing to book anniversary masses please contact the church sacristans, Agnes Slevin in Lorrha, and Mary Cleary in Rathcabbin.

GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €6,600. The numbers drawn on 26 July were:  10-15-17-28.  3 Match 3's share €100: Maria Maher, Anne Reddish, & the Cahalan family. Promoters: Margaret Gleeson, Louis McCormack, Sceal CE. Next Monday's draw will be for a jackpot of €6,750 with a Match 3 pot of €100 so make sure you are in the draw. Team 2 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Tipperary: Well done to Clodagh McIntyre who played wing forward for Tipperary in their All-Ireland camogie championship win over Limerick at the weekend. They will take on Wexford in Semple Stadium this weekend.

Darragh Guinan played for the Tipperary minors on Tuesday and the best of luck to Brian Hogan and the Tipperary seniors against Waterford on Saturday.

Hard luck to Colm Fogarty and the Tipperary under-20 team.

Under 15 Hurling: Lorrha v Moneygall/Clonakenny this Thursday in Lorrha at 7.00pm.

Under 11 Hurling: Lorrha v Borrisokane this Saturday in Lorrha at 11.00am.

EuroMillions: EuroMillions tickets must be returned by this Wednesday when there will be a collection point in Moatfield from 7.30pm.

Lotto: The lotto jackpot is at €6,600 with a match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at clubforce.com while lotto envelopes can be dropped off at the clubhouse, at Mulrooney's Gala, Kelly's Rathcabbin, or at the Scéal shop Lorrha. If you need Lotto envelopes, contact Hubert Duggan (0872185995) or Kevin Molloy (0876738986).

Cúl Camps: Thanks to all the coaches, players and club officials who helped out with the Cúl Camp last week, for a camp that was thoroughly enjoyed by all.


Lorrha Notes

Clodagh McIntyre in action for Tipperary when the side met Offaly in the 1st round of the championship

Monaghan Tragedy With Lorrha Connections.

The tragic car accident on Friday night last July 16th that claimed the life of 19 year old Brendan ‘Ogie’ Duffy came just a short time after Ogie captained the Monaghan football team to victory over Donegal in the Ulster U20 semi-final. He was a promising young player who was also a member of the senior squad. Ogie was nephew of Padraig O’Meara, Curragha and he paid many visits to Lorrha and to his cousins Michael, Catherine, Denis and Hannah to whom we offer our deepest sympathy as well as to his parents Esther and Brendan and sisters Claire and Áine, his aunts, uncles, relations, friends and all his team mates. His mother Esther grew up in Portumna while his grandfather Dan O’Meara, who farmed in Curragha, captained the Lorrha senior hurling team of 1948 to North victory.  His grandmother was Mary Moylan from Cullagh in Rathcabbin.
After funeral Mass in St. Maccartan’s Cathedral Monaghan on Wednesday 21st. burial will take place to St. Joseph’s Old Cemetery, Latlurcan. May he rest in peace.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Mary Dermody and family Rathcabbin on the death of her mother Bridie Troy, Kilcormac which occurred on Friday July 16th. after a long bravely fought illness.
After funeral Mass in Saint James’ Church, Eglish on Monday last 19th. burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.
Sympathy is also extended to the Dolan family Lorrha and Rathcabbin and extended relatives on the recent death of  Tom McCrory, husband of Freda Dolan, who died in England. Funeral will take place in England. May he rest in peace.

Lorrha Camogie Notes

The club would like to offer sympathy to Catherine and Hannah O’Meara Curragha on the tragic death of their first cousin Brendan ‘Ogie’ Duffy, Monaghan which occurred last Friday. May he rest in peace.
The U12 girls have a home game v Roscrea on Monday evening 26th and we wish them the best of luck.
The U14’s were in hard luck last Sunday when they went under to Slieve Felim by just one single point in a hard fought game in sizzling heat on Sunday last. We now await the outcome of the last round.

Commiserations.

Commiserations to Brian Hogan and the Tipp senior hurling team who lost the Munster senior hurling championship final on Sunday last to Limerick in a game of two halves, and Limerick’s third in a row.

Well Done.

Congratulations to Colm Fogarty and the Tipperary U20 team who beat Waterford in an extra time thriller of a quarter final with Colm landing 0.2 for Tipp from the corner forward position. Colm will be in action again when Tipp take on Cork in the semi final which will be held in Semple Stadium.
Also well done to Darragh Guinan who pierced the net with 2.0 in the full forward position for the Tipp U17 squad on their outing. Well done lads. Meanwhile congratulations is also in order for Clodagh McIntyre  who is keeping the flag flying for the females when she helped the Tipperary senior camogie team to victory over Offaly in the first round of the championship held on Sunday last in Banagher. Well done Clodagh and the best of luck next Sunday against Limerick in The Ragg camogie pitch. Time to be confirmed.

Preliminary Announcement.

Lorrha Annual Parish Golf outing will take place this year at Birr Golf course on Saturday 21st August. Your captain this year is the legend Owen Gormally. Time sheet 9am to 11am. Further details later.

Marriage Preparation.

In addition to completing a recognised pre-marriage course, couples need to fulfil the requirements set by the civil register which for this area is in Tyone Health Centre, Nenagh 067 46 480 crs.midwest@hse.ie. Obtain Baptism and Confirmation certs and Make an appointment with Priest and complete the pre-nuptial form.

Church News.

Mass Times: Monday Mornings at 9.30am in Lorrha Church (except Bank Holidays). Every Saturday evening at 6.30pm in Lorrha Church. Every Sunday morning at 11.30am in Rathcabbin Church. Borrisokane 7pm Saturday. Kilbarron: 8pm Saturday.  Terryglass: 9.30am Sunday. Borrisokane 10.30am Sunday. Please wear face masks in the Church.
The Rosary will continue to be recited before both masses each weekend.
Anyone wishing to book anniversary masses please contact the church sacristans, Agnes Slevin in Lorrha, and Mary Cleary in Rathcabbin.

 Lough Derg Pilgrim Path 

Situated on the Lough shore the Lough Derg Pilgrim path is open daily and is a 12km and  8km option. There will be a guided walk on Sun. 25th and Sat.31st July, with Mass outdoors, weather permitting.  More dates will be announced in late August and early September. Bookings and details: email info@loughderg.org  071 9861518 www.loughderg.org

Faith History.

On a recent visit to Lorrha Bishop Fintan produced a beautiful video showcasing Lorrha, “an outstanding repository of Faith History”. To view Bishop Fintan’s video, please see the following link:  https://youtu.be/EwZu5jI-p74. Also available on the Lorrha Facebook page.

Reminder.  

World Day for Grandparents and Elderly is on Sunday 25th July with this year’s theme “I am with you always”

GAA News.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €6450. The numbers drawn were: 3-10-15-16 1 Match 3: Conor Croxford wins €140. Promoters: Noreen Houlihan, Margaret O'Brien, Kevin Molloy. Next Monday's draw will be for a jackpot of €6,600 with a Match 3 pot of €100 so make sure you are in the draw. Team 1 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Tipperary: Well done to Darragh Guinan (minor), Colm Fogarty (u20) and Clodagh McIntyre (Senior) who played their part in Tipperary wins in the last week. Hard luck to Brian Hogan on the Munster final loss and best of luck to all of our county players in their next round of games.

Under 17 Hurling: v Roscrea in Lorrha next Monday at 7.00pm

Under 15 Hurling: v Borrisokane in Borrisokane this Thursday at 7.00pm

Under 13 Hurling: v Ballinahinch in Shallee next Tuesday at 7.30pm

Under 11 Hurling: v Ballinahinch in Shallee this Saturday morning at 11.00am

Euro-Mullions Tickets: Will be collected this Wednesday and Friday in the field at 7.00. All tickets to be in by Friday.

Lotto: The jackpot is at €6,450 with a match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at clubforce.com while lotto envelopes can be dropped off at the clubhouse, at Mulrooney's, Kelly's, or at the Scéal shop. If you need Lotto envelopes, contact Hubert Duggan (0872185995) or Kevin Molloy (0876738986).

Lorrha Parish golf outing: Takes place in Portumna on Saturday, 21st August, with Eoghan Gormally society captain for the year.

Sponsorship: Thanks to David Fogarty, House Fitness, for his sponsorship of a new set of jerseys for the senior team for the coming year.

Sympathies: To the O'Meara family, Curragha on the tragic passing of nephew and cousin Brendan Óg Duffy, Monaghan. May he Rest In Peace.


Lorrha Notes

A peaceful haven in the heart of Lorrha for the weary traveller.

Lorrha Initiative.

Lorrha publicans the Maher family of the Friars Tavern have come up with a idea to help the weary traveller along a long road. They have set up two large tents in the vast area to the rear of the business, to facilitate walkers, cyclists, campers etc. Tua Campsite is situated right in the middle of Lorrha village and offers the weary traveller a tent to bed down under, space to pitch their own tent or park their camper in peaceful, clean and secure surroundings. At very, very keen rates, they will also serve pub food in your own space or under cover outdoors and on top of all that, they have music occasionally and all within Government guidelines. Well done to the Maher family for this great initiative which is a first for the village. For further details contact Daniel Maher on (087) 1935844.

Late Mary Dolan.

The death occurred on Saturday July 10th after a long illness of Mary Dolan, Abbeyville, Lorrha. Nee Mooney from Clareen, Mary passed peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family.
She fought a long brave, hard and courageous battle and throughout it all she remained so positive never giving into her illness, accepting her fate in the end with great courage and dignity and was a true inspiration to all. Mary loved to be out and about meeting people having a chat and had a word for everyone. She loved her bridge playing and participated in different sessions which were held around locally. But she also loved golf referring often to ‘the girls’ and with them she not just played in Ireland but also travelled overseas on golfing breaks. She will be sadly missed by all the friends she met along the way and also from the community, as she was always up for a chat with whoever she met.
Predeceased by her son Alan and husband Fintan, she will be sadly missed by her three sons David, Colm and Brian, daughter-in-law Sinead, soon to be daughter-in-law Caroline, brothers, sisters, brother and sister in laws, nieces, nephews, her five grandchildren Emma, Alex, Cillian, Ross and Ruby, and a wide circle of friends to whom sympathy is offered.
Mary reposed at her residence on Sunday evening last and after funeral Mass the following day in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin, burial took place in Bonoham Cetery, Rathcabbin. May she rest in peace.

Reminder.

A reminder that Lorrha Development Association/TidyTowns will hold its AGM on Thursday, 15th July at 8pm in Friars Park.

Clothes Collection.

Rathcabbin Hall committee continue to collect clothes on Sunday 18th July between 12.30 and 1.30.  Please drop off your unwanted bags of clean clothes or bedclothes to help raise some funds for the hall. Please note no duvets or pillows. If these dates and times are not suitable please call Clare on (087) 1364936 or Marie on (087) 6129053 for further assistance.

U/14's v St. Pats

Lorrha Camogie Notes

It was a busy week for Lorrha Camogie girls last week with the U12 match v Newport on Thursday evening and the U14 match v St. Pats taking place Friday evening followed by the Junior B match. All in all over 40 girls lined out in Lorrha jerseys over the two days providing great entertainment for the local supporters.

The U12’s put up a strong performance scoring 1 – 1 however, a very capable Newport side  finished well with 4-2 on the board. The girls have a break this coming week-end before playing Roscrea on the week-end of 26th . Any girl interested in playing aged 9 and over, please contact Caroline O’Brien on 087 2345817.
Our U14s are continuing their strong run leading from the start versus St Pat, final score 5-4 to  2 points. They now have three wins and one draw game under their belts. Next match is away Sunday 18th July to Slieve Felim and we hope the girls return with another win. Best of luck to all.
Our 2nd Junior B match of the league campaign was versus Moycarkey, which despite a good first half performance by Lorrha, finished 3-17 to 1-11. This was a tough close game with some fine individual performances. Our next match is against Moyle Rovers, details to be confirmed and the best of luck to the players and management.

Junior B team in action v Moycarkey

Good Luck.

The best of luck to Brian Hogan and the Tipp senior hurling team who play Limerick in the Munster senior hurling championship final on Sunday next 18th  at  4.15pm in Páirc Uí Chaoimh. The sides last met in the Munster final in 2019, a game that resulted in a win for Limerick on that occasion. We also wish Darragh Guinan and the Tipp minor team the best of luck in their game on Wednesday evening.

Kildare Teams With Lorrha Connections.

Kildare GAA recorded two notable victories recently when the U20 team beat Wexford in the Leinster hurling championship with Paul Dolan playing in the wing back position and our own Cian Hogan part of the management team. The following day the U17 team recorded victory over Laois with Niall Dolan featuring. Both Dolan brothers are sons of Liam Dolan formally Lissernane and nephews to Joe. Both Kildare teams progress to the next stage of their respective competitions.  Well done to all.

Hard Luck.

It was hard luck to Celine Guinan, Rathcabbin and the Tipperary U16A camogie team who lost out to Kilkenny, 4.17 to 4.11 in the All Ireland semi- final held on Sunday last in Banagher. Celine, who plays her camogie with Shannon Rovers, played a huge game in mid field, scoring, setting up scores and constantly feeding ball to the forwards. Well done Celine on your personal performance and keep it going.

Celine in action v Kilkenny

Marriage Preparation.

In addition to completing a recognised pre-marriage course, couples need to fulfil the requirements set by the civil register which for this area is in Tyone Health Centre, Nenagh 067 46 480 crs.midwest@hse.ie. Obtain Baptism and Confirmation certs and Make an appointment with Priest and complete the pre-nuptial form.


Church News.

Mass Times: Monday Mornings at 9.30am in Lorrha Church (except Bank Holidays). Every Saturday evening at 6.30pm in Lorrha Church. Every Sunday morning at 11.30am in Rathcabbin Church. Borrisokane 7pm Saturday. Kilbarron: 8pm Saturday.  Terryglass: 9.30am Sunday. Borrisokane 10.30am Sunday. Please wear face masks in the Church.
The Rosary will continue to be recited before both masses each weekend.
Anyone wishing to book anniversary masses please contact the church sacristans, Agnes Slevin in Lorrha, and Mary Cleary in Rathcabbin.

Connect 21 is the Diocesan Youth Ministry Newsletter , please see https://www.killaloediocese.ie/connected-2021-killaloe-diocese-youth-news-letter/

This is a beautiful account of what has happened over the past three years and it raises the question could more be happening in our parishes and pastoral areas.

Welcome Help.

 We welcome back home to Redwood Fr. Pat Deely and in returning to his native parish, Fr. Pat  has been recently appointed by Bishop Fintan to assist Fr Tom & Fr Michael in our Pastoral Area. This is a great help to our two hard working priests and no doubt they will welcome the help. Fr Deely recently celebrated his silver jubilee of ordination to the priesthood. Well done Fr. Pat.

Faith History.

On a recent visit to Lorrha Bishop Fintan produced a beautiful video showcasing Lorrha, “an outstanding repository of Faith History”. To view Bishop Fintan’s video, please see the following link:  https://youtu.be/EwZu5jI-p74. Also available on the Lorrha Facebook page.

Grandparents Day.

World Day for Grandparents and Elderly is on Sunday 25th July with this year’s theme “I am with you always”

GAA News.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €6,300. The numbers drawn were : 9-19-20-21 No Match 3. Lucky Dips: Sean McLeish, Louis Mulcahy, Margaret O'Brien, Frank Carroll. Promoters: Margaret O'Brien, Eamonn Maher, Mulrooney's Gala.

Next Monday's draw will be for a jackpot of €6,450 with a Match 3 pot of €140 so make sure you are in the draw. Team 8 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Senior Hurling: Hard luck to the senior hurlers who lost to Templederry 4-19 to 1-21 at the weekend, a defeat which brings their league campaign to an end. The Seamus O'Riain Cup begins on the weekend of August 29th.

Junior Hurling: Hard luck to the juniors who lost to Silvermines 4-18 to 0-15 in the North ‘B’ League. The Junior championship begins on the weekend of July 24th.

Under 19 Hurling: Lorrha Rovers take on Roscrea in Roscrea this Wednesday at 7.30pm.

Under 15 Hurling: Lorrha host Kiladangan on Thursday in Moatfield at 7.00pm.

Under 11 Hurling: Lorrha host Templederry on Saturday at 11.00am

Cúl Camp: Takes place in Lorrha on the week July 19-23. Registration details online.

Tipperary: Best of luck to Brian Hogan and the Tipperary senior hurling team in the Munster final against Limerick.

Well done to Colm Fogarty, who was part of the Tipperary U20 team who played Waterford on Monday in the Munster championship.

EuroMillions Syndicate: All EuroMillions tickets are to be returned by next week. There will be a collection point in the dressing room next Tuesday 20th & Friday 23rd July from 7.00pm.

Lorrha Parish Golf Outing: Takes place in Portumna Golf Club on Saturday, 21st August, with Eoghan Gormally the society captain for the year.

Sympathies: To the Dolan family on the death of Mary Dolan, Abbeyville. May she Rest in Peace.

 


Lorrha Notes

Work continues on the Abbey in Lorrha 

Late Noel Killeen.

The  peaceful death took place on Friday July 2nd  of Noel Killeen Rathcabbin, surrounded by his family and in the care of the kind staff at Midlands Regional Hospital, Tullamore. Formally from Meelick, Eyrecourt, Noel was in his 75th year. As well as farming, Noel ran a very successful fabrication business and was well known throughout the country for running a highly sought after service for his customers. A quiet inoffensive man, he will be sadly missed by all who came to know him over the years.
Predeceased by his sister Fran, sadly missed by his loving wife Josephine (Josie), daughters Jackie, Sandra and Noelle, sons Alan and Conor, sons-in-law Richard, Riccardo and John, daughters-in-law Sorcha and Bonnie, grandchildren Robin, Seán, Luca, Reilly, Paddy, Úna and Lina, brothers Charlie, John and Paul, sisters Mary and Ita, nephews, nieces, extended family and friends and loyal friend Andrei to whom sympathy is offered.
Noel reposed at his home on Sunday evening last (4th July) for family. Removal took place from his home to Bonoham Cemetery at 1pm the following day Monday for burial. The family wish to thank you for your co-operation, sympathy and support at this sad time. May Noel rest in peace.

Tidy Towns Competition 2021

Lorrha Development Association’s application for the Tidy Towns competition has now been submitted. Much work has gone into its preparation over the past few months and the committee acknowledges the help of Barbara Tierney, Tus employee for the community, based at the Community Hall. To give you a chance to see what the committee has achieved over the past two years and also to see how your own individual or team effort is valued and included, a copy of the entry form is available for viewing at the Community Shop during normal opening hours. You are very welcome to come and have a browse.

Tidy Towns AGM

Lorrha Development Association/TidyTowns will hold its Annual  General  Meeting  on Thursday, 15th July at 8pm in Friars Park. Your attendance at this meeting will give you the opportunity to have your say in the election of a new committee and influence decisions/actions regarding the on-going and future improvement of our village and its surroundings. The committee hopes that the recent involvement of large numbers of volunteers on work evenings is a positive indication of renewed interest in the work of building our community and place into the very best it can be. Anyone who has any connection with or interest in the village is welcome to attend and we urge you to do your part to ensure that there is a very representative attendance at this very important AGM.

Clothes Collection.

Rathcabbin Hall committee are having a clothes collection in the hall over dates in the next two weeks. Please drop off your unwanted bags of clean clothes or bedclothes to help raise some funds for the hall. Please note no duvets or pillows. Drop off dates are Sunday 11th July and Sunday 18th July between 12.30 and 1.30. If these dates and times are not suitable please call Clare on (087) 1364936 or Marie on (087) 6129053 for further assistance.

Lorrha Camogie.

Our U14’s had a great win over Gortnahoe last Sunday. Final score 6.8 to 2.2. The girls are out again next Sunday July 11th away to St. Pat’s at 3.00pm.and we wish them well.
Our U12’s had a great game v Kildangan recently with some great defending and scores taken. However, Kildangan finished stronger in the end in a game of two halves. The Newport game which was fixed for last Monday did not go ahead but will be played this Thursday July 8th  and here too we wish the team and mentors the best of luck. Any girl interested in playing aged 9 and over, please contact Caroline O’Brien on 087 2345817.

Junior B team.

The junior squad lost to Roscrea in the opening round of the league recently. They have a home fixture v Moycarkey this Friday 9th July and are awaiting confirmation of same. We wish the team and mentors all the best.

Dud Euro Notes.

Gardai  are asking people to be careful and watch for dud euro notes after some  €10 notes was issued last week. They are particularly advising business people to be aware of dud notes in circulation. Gardaí urged people to report any incidents involving counterfeit money to the local garda station.

Good Luck Colm.

Congratulations is extended to Colm Fogarty who has been named on the Tipperary U20 panel. Tipp will be up against Waterford in the first round on Monday July 12. Best of luck to Colm and the team for the year ahead.
We extend congratulations also to the Lorrha under-13 footballers who won the North Tipperary ‘C’ Shield final recently. After what was a terrific performance, Lorrha beat Shannon Rovers by 3-5 to 1-1. Well done to the team and management

Think Before You Flush:

Think Before You Flush is a public awareness campaign highlighting the problems caused by flushing sanitary products and other items down the toilet. Consequences include blockages in our household plumbing, our wastewater network and littering our marine environment. The campaign is operated by An Taisce’s Clean Coasts programme in partnership with Irish Water and has been running since 2015. Each year, the campaign runs regionally in cities, towns and villages across Ireland. The campaign works with the local community, businesses and schools to promote changes in flushing behaviour through workshops, events and clean ups. The goal of the campaign is to encourage people to always #thinkb4uflush. www.thinkbeforeyouflush.org

Marriage Preparation.

 In addition to completing a recognised pre-marriage course, couples need to fulfil the requirements set by the civil register which for this area is in Tyone Health Centre, Nenagh 067 46 480 crs.midwest@hse.ie. Obtain Baptism and Confirmation certs and Make an appointment with Priest and complete the pre-nuptial form.

 Church News.

Mass Times: Monday Mornings at 9.30am in Lorrha Church (except Bank Holidays). Every Saturday evening at 6.30pm in Lorrha Church. Every Sunday morning at 11.30am in Rathcabbin Church. Borrisokane 7pm Saturday. Kilbarron: 8pm Saturday.  Terryglass: 9.30am Sunday. Borrisokane 10.30am Sunday. Please wear face masks in the Church.
The Rosary will continue to be recited before both masses each weekend.
Anyone wishing to book anniversary masses please contact the church sacristans, Agnes Slevin in Lorrha, and Mary Cleary in Rathcabbin.

GAA News.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €6,150. The numbers drawn on 5 July were: 2-4-16-23. No Match 3. Lucky Dips: Fergus Gorman, Joe Cleary, L&M Dermody, Frank Carroll. Promoters: Margaret Gleeson, Margaret O'Brien, John McLeish. Next Monday's draw will be for a jackpot of €6,300 with a Match 3 pot of €120 so make sure you are in the draw. Team 7 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Euro Millions: The 64 winners of our 2020/2021 EuroMillions draw (€6,400) have been contacted and the winnings (€100) will be distributed this week. Tickets for the coming year are being sold around the parish and anybody who wants a ticket or a book to sell is to contact Aiden McIntyre (0876426640) or Maureen Guinan (0872426965)

Senior Hurling: The seniors were defeated 0-21 to 2-13 by Ballina in the second round of the County League last Thursday. Next Sunday, they take on Templederry in Templederry at 12.00 in last round of the League.

Junior Hurling: The junior hurlers were defeated by Ballina 1-14 to 1-11 in the second round, and they take on Silvermines this Saturday at 7.00 in Lorrha.

Under 19 Hurling: Lorrha Rovers are on the road to Dolla where they'll take on Silvermines this Wednesday at 7.30pm.

Under 15 Hurling: Lorrha travel to Newport this Thursday at 7.30pm.

Under 13 Hurling: Lorrha hosted Ballina in Lorrha on Tuesday evening. Result on social media.

Lotto: The jackpot is at €6,300 with a match 3 pot of €120. You can play online at clubforce.com while lotto envelopes can be dropped off at the clubhouse, at Mulrooney's, Kelly's, or at the Scéal shop. If you need Lotto envelopes, contact Hubert Duggan (0872185995) or Kevin Molloy (0876738986).

Sympathies: To the Killeen family, Bonoham, on the death of Noel Killeen. May he rest in peace.


Lorrha Notes

Lorrha U12 camogie girls commenced their league v Kildangan on Monday evening last.

Late Gerry Needham.

The peaceful death occurred after a short illness, on Tuesday June 22nd in Milford Hospice, of Gerry Needham, Lorrha. A quiet inoffensive man, he liked to have a chat with everyone he met and he was always in good humour. Gerry worked for a long number of years with the Flannery family in Kilregane and when the day’s work was done, he liked nothing better than to rambled into Pat Hough’s pub for a pint and a chat with fellow customers and with Pat himself. Gerry will be missed from the village and Pat too will miss his company, but more so by his family, brothers Tommy, PJ, and Jimmy (Br James), his sister Nancy (White), sisters-in-law Jo and Gay, his nieces Una (Dempsey), Martina, Ruth, Gemma (Culhane), Diana (Mulcahy), nephews Garrett, Arthur, Thomas, Martin, Louis (Mulcahy) and Noel, and their partners, grandnieces and grandnephews, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends.
Gerry’s remains will be reposing at his sister Nancy’s house in Lorrha this Wednesday evening June 30th from 6.00pm to 9.00pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 12 noon in St. Ruadhan’s RC Church, Lorrha the following day Thursday July 1st. with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. May Gerry rest in peace.

Late Dinny Duffy.

The peaceful death occurred on Friday June 25th in the care of his family and the staff of Tullamore Hospital of Dinny Duffy Walshpark, Rathcabbin, Birr and in latter years, Liscannor, Clare.
In his 89th year, Dinny was a popular man wherever he went. A pleasant smile, a story and a chat and a quick wit and maybe a song or two, won the hearts of many.
He ran a very successful shop, filling station and garage at Walshpark and he came to know many through his business. He was a founding member of Rathcabbin Ploughing back in 1965 and in later years he took up golfing.  Dinny will be missed from the community he loved so well for so long. A guard of honour was provided by members of North Tipperary Ploughing as his remains arrived into the village and the group were joined by members of Birr Golf club as his remains were brought to their final resting place.
Predeceased by his son Dermot and his brothers and sisters, he is deeply regretted by his wife Mary, daughters Darina and Dervla, sons Denis and Damian, daughters-in-law Kathleen and Gertie, sons-in-law Pat and Conor, his cherished grandchildren, brother Tom, sister Anne, brothers and sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
After funeral Mass in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin on Sunday 27th burial took place in Pass cemetery Rathcabbin. May Dinny rest in peace.

Sympathy.

North Tipperary Ploughing Association offer sincere sympathy to Mary Duffy and family on the death of Dinny last week.
One of the founding members of Rathcabbin Ploughing Association now known as North Tipperary Ploughing, chairman Ray Clancy said in his graveside oration last Sunday that Dinny ‘served the ploughing very well’. ‘Back in 1965’ said Ray, ‘when a group of men decided to hold a ploughing match the plan for the competition was drawn out on the floor with a stick and ashes from the fire’. It was from there that Dinny took on the role of secretary, a position he held till 2005. ‘In the early 1980’s, he was elected onto the board of directors with the National Ploughing committee said Ray, where he also served a term as vice president. ‘A peace maker with his kindness and subtle approach to many a problem’ was how Anna May McHugh, National Managing Director NPA described Dinny. She was accompanied at the funeral by her daughter Anna Marie. Dinny was always encouraging the ploughman and woman as he walked up and down the field he would remark ‘God speed the plough’. He will be fondly remembered by competitors, members and spectators and may the light of heaven shine on him’ said the North Tipp chairman.
His son Denis gave a rendition of one of his father’s party pieces ‘The Town I Loved So Well’ accompanied by Darren Bourke on guitar and William Holmes on the fiddle as Dinny was laid to rest.

Lorrha Camogie.

Lorrha Camogie Club wish to extend their condolences to Moya & Isa Duffy and the Duffy family on the death of Dinny Duffy, RIP. Our U14 match v Monegall was postponed as a mark of respect. Our next match is Sunday July 4th v Gortnahoe at 11 am in Tony Reddin Park, Lorrha and we wish the girls the best of luck.
Our U12’s are out on Monday 5th July at home to Newport and we wish them well. Any girl interested in playing aged 9 and over, please contact Caroline O’Brien on 087 2345817.
Well done to Lily Sherlock and Leanne Sullivan who did the club proud, donning the Tipperary jersey for the U14 team and beating Clare over the weekend.

Junior B team.

Our League campaign will start Thursday 1st July away v Roscrea with a home match v Moycarkey Friday 9th July
Commiserations to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary senior camogie squad who lost out to Cork 4.13 to 0.16 in the Munster semi-final on Sunday last and speedy recovery Clodagh from your recent injury.

The half time pep talk from the manager Caroline

Good Luck.

The best of luck is extended to Brian Hogan and the Tipperary senior hurling squad when they take on Clare on Sunday coming July 4th. in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final at 3:45pm in Páirc Uí Chaoimh or LIT Gaelic Grounds.

Tidy Towns AGM

Lorrha Development Association/TidyTowns will hold its Annual  General  Meeting  on Thursday, 15th July at 8pm in Friars Park. Your attendance at this meeting will give you the opportunity to have your say in the election of a new committee and influence decisions/actions regarding the on-going and future improvement of our village and its surroundings. The committee hopes that the recent involvement of large numbers of volunteers on work evenings is a positive indication of renewed interest in the work of building our community and place into the very best it can be. Anyone who has any connection with or interest in the village is welcome to attend and we urge you to do your part to ensure that there is a very representative attendance at this very important AGM.

Church News.

Mass Times: Monday Mornings at 9.30am in Lorrha Church (except Bank Holidays). Every Saturday evening at 6.30pm in Lorrha Church. Every Sunday morning at 11.30am in Rathcabbin Church. Borrisokane 7pm Saturday. Kilbarron: 8pm Saturday.  Terryglass: 9.30am Sunday. Borrisokane 10.30am Sunday. Please wear face masks in the Church.
The Rosary will continue to be recited before both masses each weekend.
Anyone wishing to book anniversary masses please contact the church sacristans, Agnes Slevin in Lorrha, and Mary Cleary in Rathcabbin.
Mass for first Friday on July 2nd will be celebrated in Lorrha Church at 8.00pm.

Virtual Summer School.

Irish Church music will be holding a Virtual Summer School from July 7th to 9th with workshops at 8.00pm and on July 10th with a workshop at 2.00pm. Closing Mass will be at 3.00pm. Further details on icmsmusic.ie

GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €6000. The numbers drawn on 28 June were: 5-20-27-32. 2 Match 3's share €100: Joe Cleary, AEL&G Delaney. Promoters: Margaret Gleeson, Martin Hough and Willie Fogarty. Next Monday's draw will be for a jackpot of €6,150 with a Match 3 pot of €100 so make sure you are in the draw. Team 6 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Senior Hurling: Lorrha v Ballina in Ballina on Thursday 1st July at 8.00pm. Contact Maureen 0872426965 if you want a ticket.

Junior Hurling: Lorrha v Ballina in Lorrha on Saturday 3rd July at 7.00pm.

Under 19 Hurling: Lorrha Rovers v Nenagh Eire Og in Lorrha on Wednesday (this evening) at 8.00pm.

AGM: The Annual General Meeting took place last Monday when we also launched our EuroMillions fundraiser for 2021/2022. Anyone looking for tickets is to contact new chairperson Aiden McIntyre (0876426640) It has been decided that with our €6400 winnings from last year’s draw will be drawn for with 64 prizes of €100 each. Results will be posted on social media.

The Officers elected are as follows: President - Phil McIntyre; Vice-President - Michael Liffey; Chairperson - Aidan McIntyre; Vice-Chairperson - Hubert Duggan; Secretary - Maureen Guinan; Assistant Secretary - Michael Kennedy; Treasurer - Niall Brophy; Assistant Treasurer - Adrian Molloy; Registrar - Louise Mannion; Lotto co-ordinator -Kevin Molloy; PRO - Niall McIntyre; Children’s Officer - Tom Kennedy; Healthy Clubs Officer - David Fogarty; Development Officer - Tony Coen; Schools Liaison Officer -Gareth Ryan; Cultural Officer: John Holmes; County Board Delegate: Declan O’Meara (Lack).

Lotto: The jackpot is at €6,150 with a match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at clubforce.com while lotto envelopes can be dropped off at the clubhouse, Mulrooney's The Ferry, Kelly's Rathcabbin, or at the Scéal shop Lorrha. If you need Lotto envelopes, contact Hubert Duggan (0872185995) or Kevin Molloy (0876738986).

Sympathy: Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the Needham and Duffy families on the deaths of Gerry Needham, Lorrha, and Dinny Duffy, Walshpark, who passed away last week. May they rest in peace.

Borrisokane man Martin O'Shea took charge of the Lorrha v Kildangan U12 camogie game


Lorrha Notes

The lovely Friars Park in Lorrha looking radiant at this time of year.

Lorrha Camogie.

U14.  Well done to the U14 girls who held out for a hard earned draw against Cahir on Sunday evening last in Motefield . Final score Lorrha 1.6 Cahir 2.3. This was a very entertaining game from two evenly matched sides where very little separated them throughout. When it seemed the visitors from South Tipp were going to take the spoils, Lorrha dug deep showing great team work to hold out for a well deserved draw. Lorrha’s next outing is away to Moneygall on Sunday next 27th  at 6pm and we wish the girls the best of luck.

U 12. The very young U12 squad are out in the first round of the championship this Wednesday evening 23rd when they play Kilruane MacDonaghs in Ardcroney at 7.30pm. and we wish players and management the best of luck.  Any girl interested in playing aged 9 and over, please contact Caroline O’Brien on 087 2345817.

Junior’s. The junior B squad will commence their League campaign on Thursday 1st July away v Roscrea with a home match v Moycarkey on Friday 9th July.

New Cathaoirleach.

Well done to our parish man councillor Michael O’Meara who has been elected unopposed as the incoming Cathaoirleach of Nenagh Municipal District Council at a recent meeting of Nenagh MDC. We also congratulate Cllr. Ger Darcy who was elected unopposed as leas-chathaoirleach. Well done to both men and we wish them the best of luck in the year ahead.

Cures From The Past.

Between 1937 and 1939, more than 50,000 Irish school children were enlisted to help record and preserve stories handed down from their parents, grandparents, and neighbours. This was to become one of the most ambitious and successful folklore projects of that era and it is now housed in the National Gallery. Here is an example. Jesters, a little, blue, cup-shaped flower is a cure for jaundice, cough-grass for a cold, buttercup for a disease known as heart-burn, chick-weed for a swollen joint. House-leek was used for sore eyes and colts-foot for a sore throat. Food or drink left behind by a ferret was a cure for whooping cough. Garlic, boiled in milk is a cure for a cough. For a person suffering from whooping-cough the cure was to go out under a donkey or to eat some of the food that a ferret would leave after him. If a person had warts on the hand and accidentally came across a stone with a little hole and water in it and washed the warts in the water they would disappear. The cure for a stye on the eye was to point ten gooseberry thorns at the eye for three days. The cure for ring-worm was for the seventh son or daughter to rub their hand to the affected part for three days in succession. These medicines/cures are used for curing diseases but are not used nowadays owing to development of doctors' and hospital treatment. Very interesting to note how far medicine has developed.

Safe Summer Holidays.

Now that the three schools in the parish have closed for the summer holidays we wish both students, staff and parents a safe and enjoyable summer break and hope all can return in September to a different environment than that experienced since March 2020. Enjoy the break all and keep well.

Roll out of Covid Vaccine 2021

Registration is now open for people aged 30 - 39 on the HSE website’s Portal. Or call 1850 24 1850. The over 50’s who for whatever reason didn’t receive the vaccine before now, can now receive their vaccination in the pharmacy –the HSE have  a county by county list of pharmacies taking part. Please have ready your PPS No., Eircode etc.

Church News.

Mass Times: Monday Mornings at 9.30am in Lorrha Church (except Bank Holidays). Every Saturday evening at 6.30pm in Lorrha Church. Every Sunday morning at 11.30am in Rathcabbin Church. Borrisokane 7pm Saturday. Kilbarron: 8pm Saturday.  Terryglass: 9.30am Sunday. Borrisokane 10.30am Sunday. Please wear face masks in the Church.
The Rosary will continue to be recited before both masses each weekend.
Anyone wishing to book anniversary masses please contact the church sacristans, Agnes Slevin in Lorrha, and Mary Cleary in Rathcabbin.
Confirmation this year for Lorrha, Redwood and Rathcabbin will take place on Tuesday 24th August at  7:30pm

Pilgrimage.

Lough Derg 2021 regrets that it will not be possible to reopen Station Island for the Traditional Three Day Pilgrimage or for the autumn programme of Day Retreats. Lough Derg will again offer the opportunity to “Do Lough Derg from wherever you are” on 3rd – 5th July. The outdoor Pilgrimage on the Lough Shore Pilgrim Path will also be available as the summer goes on.  Further information from Lough Derg office 0(0353) 71 9861518 or www.loughderg.org.

Did You Know

If you or someone you know is struggling right now, you’re not alone. Call Pieta House on 1800 247 247 or text the word HELP to 51444.

GAA News.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €5,850. The numbers drawn on 22 June were: 3-4-11-18. 2 Match 3's share €100. Charlie Corrigan & Trevor Sherlock. Promoters: Maria Brophy, Margaret Gleeson, John McLeish. Next Monday's draw will be for a jackpot of €6000 with a Match 3 pot of €100 so make sure you are in the draw. Team 5 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

AGM: Was held on Monday night, when our Euro Millions fundraiser for 2021/2022 was also launched. Anybody who wishes to join our syndicate is to contact secretary Maureen Guinan (0872426965). Officers for 2021 will be confirmed in next week's notes.

Senior hurling: The senior hurlers travel to Ballina to take on Ballina in round two of the county senior hurling league this Sunday at 12.00 in Ballina.

Junior hurling: Hard luck to the juniors who lost their first round of North Tipp League to Nenagh by 1-18 to 1-11 on Sunday.

Lotto: The lotto jackpot is at €5850 with a match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at clubforce.com while lotto envelopes can be dropped off at the clubhouse, at Mulrooney's, Kelly's, or at the Scéal shop. If you need Lotto envelopes, contact Hubert Duggan (0872185995) or Kevin Molloy (0876738986).

U15B Football: Lorrha host Kiladangan this Thursday night in the North Tipp cup semi-final. The 13 and 17s aren't in action this week.


Lorrha Notes

And watch the sun go down on Galway Bay.........

Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns.

The committee of Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns welcomes and  acknowledges the huge effort that has been put into the cleaning up of the village and surroundings on recent Wednesday evenings. It is very heartening to hear that volunteers have been out in such numbers and going about the job with enthusiasm  and pride. Has a new day dawned for Lorrha? We sincerely hope so.

Lorrha Camogie.

Juvenile teams. Our U14s have 2 matches completed in their championship with a home win over Ballingarry and a narrow defeat away to Templemore. Next match is Sunday 20th June v Cahir in Tony Reddin Park.
Our U12s will start their championship v Kilruane, week beginning 21st June. Any girl interested in playing aged 9 and over, please contact Caroline O’Brien on 087 2345817.
Our Junior B team played a very entertaining challenge match v Shinrone during the week with some impressive scores made. Final score 5- 18 to 3 -18 to Shinrone.
Hard luck to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary Senior team on their narrow defeat in the League semi-final. We look forward to their championship campaign.

Commiserations.

Commiserations to Brian Hogan and the Tipperary senior hurling team who came up against a hungry Waterford side in their meeting last Sunday and losing out by five points, their first loss of the season. Final score Waterford 2.29 to Tipperary 3.21 in their NHL game. Tipp will now turn their attentions to the Munster championship which starts on June 27th. but Tipp won’t field till a week later on July 4th.  Elsewhere, Offaly earned their place in the Division 1B league for next year alongside neighbours Tipperary after winning all their league games.

Hard Luck.

Commiserations to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary camogie squad who lost out to All Ireland champions Kilkenny in the league semi-final on Sunday last. This was real hard luck for Tipp who were by far the better team throughout the game as they displayed huge intensity to upset the cats who played second fiddle for most of the game. However, goals win matches and two very quick goals coming so close to the end of the game, was to leave the Tipp girls trailing by a mere two points 3.12 to 0.19 on the final whistle. Sport can definitely be cruel. The girls will now turn their attentions to the championship.

Training With County Teams.

The best of luck to Colm Fogarty who is training with the U20 county panel and to Darragh Guinan who is training with the Minor panel. We wish them all the best for the season ahead and indeed to all the younger players in the parish who are presently attending trials at various levels. Well done to them all and we wish them well.

Roll out of Covid Vaccine 2021

Registration is expected to be open before this week is out for people aged 30 - 39 on the HSE website’s Portal. Or call 1850 24 1850. Please have your PPS No. Eircode etc ready.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Ann and Mick Reddan and family Lorrha on the death of Ann’s sister Bernadette Guinan  Ferbane which occurred recently. May she rest in peace.

Church News.

Mass Times: Monday Mornings at 9.30am in Lorrha Church (except Bank Holidays). Every Saturday evening at 6.30pm in Lorrha Church. Every Sunday morning at 11.30am in Rathcabbin Church. Borrisokane 7pm Saturday. Kilbarron: 8pm Saturday.  Terryglass: 9.30am Sunday. Borrisokane 10.30am Sunday. Please wear face masks in the Church.
The Rosary will continue to be recited before both masses each weekend.
Anyone wishing to book anniversary masses please contact the church sacristans, Agnes Slevin in Lorrha, and Mary Cleary in Rathcabbin.

Sacrament of Confirmation:

Confirmation this year for Lorrha, Redwood and Rathcabbin will take place on Tuesday 24th August at  7:30pm As there is very little time left in this school term and the teachers will kindly be putting the final touches to the preparation, sorting booklets and a small amount of young people involvement, we'd like to invite you and your child to do a prayer to the Holy Spirit, that might go something like this: -"The gift of the Holy Spirit that I need at this time is....."Please complete the sentence and get your young person to bring it back to school this Monday 14th June. These prayers will be put into one prayer for the Holy Communion reflection on your confirmation night and we all will pray it together.

Pilgrimage.

Lough Derg 2021 regrets that it will not be possible to reopen Station Island for the Traditional Three Day Pilgrimage or for the autumn programme of Day Retreats. Lough Derg will again offer the opportunity to “Do Lough Derg from wherever you are” on 3rd – 5th July. The outdoor Pilgrimage on the Lough Shore Pilgrim Path will also be available as the summer goes on.  Further information from Lough Derg office 0(0353) 71 9861518 or www.loughderg.org.

Good Wishes.

Best wishes and prayers for Fr Ger Nash, Diocesan Secretary and Pastoral Planning Co-coordinator in the diocese who has been appointed by Pope Francis as Bishop of Ferns, which comprises mostly of County Wexford.

Bereavement Support.

Milford Care Centre is offering an online Bereavement Support Education Programme commencing on Wednesday September 15th and running over 12 consecutive Wednesdays from 2.30 to 4.30pm with a personal development week-end on October 2nd and 3rd. If you are interested and would like to participate you can call (061) 485800.

Did You Know

If you or someone you know is struggling right now, you’re not alone. Call Pieta House on 1800 247 247 or text the word HELP to 51444.

GAA News.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €5,700. The numbers drawn on 14 June were: 9-11-12-24. 2 Match 3's: Michael Coen and Willie Lambe (Balleragh) share €100. Promoters: Kevin Molloy, Mulrooney's Gala, Internet.

Because of the Online AGM next Monday evening, the next draw lotto draw will be on TUESDAY 22 JUNE for a jackpot of €5,850 with €100 Match 3 pot. Team 4 in charge. Thank you for your continued support.

Senior hurling: Hard luck to the senior hurlers who lost to Portroe in the first round of the County League, 0-27 to 0-18 on Sunday. Seniors are not out next weekend, and will be playing round two the following weekend away to Ballina or Templederry

Tipperary: Hard luck to Brian Hogan, Clodagh McIntyre and Celine Guinan who were part of losing Tipperary teams at the weekend.

Football: The Under 17’s took on Toomevara in Toomevara on Monday; see social media for result. The U13s and U15s both have a bye this week.

AGM: The Annual General Meeting will take place on Monday 21st June on Zoom. The link for the meeting will be posted on our social media channels (Twitter and Facebook) during the week.

Our 2021/2022 Euro Millions syndicate will be launched at the meeting.

AGM: Will take place on Monday June 21 on Zoom. The link for the meeting will be posted on our social media channels (Twitter and Facebook) during the week. Our 2021/2022 Euro Millions syndicate will be launched at the meeting.

Lotto: The lotto jackpot is at €5700 with a match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at clubforce.com while lotto envelopes can be dropped off at the clubhouse, at Mulrooney's, Kelly's, or at the Scéal shop. If you need Lotto envelopes, contact Hubert Duggan (0872185995) or Kevin Molloy (0876738986).


Lorrha Notes

The Dominican Abbey in Lorrha which was founded by Walter de Burgo, Earl of Ulster, in 1269. It is dedicated to St Peter the Martyr, AKA Peter of Verona.

Good Luck.

Best of luck to all students from the parish who are sitting their Leaving Certificate this week. Young people preparing for exams haven’t had it easy these past few months so we wish them well going forward and urged them to do their best, that’s all that is required from them.

Lorrha Camogie.

The first round of the championship begins on 7th June in Moatfield  for our U14s versus Ballingarry. U12 matches will start the end of June. Any girl interested in joining U12 or U14 please contact Caroline O Brien on 087 2345817.
Well done to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary Senior Camogie team on reaching the League semi final.
We presented the prizes recently to the winners of our recent fundraising event. Many thanks to our sponsors for the prizes and to all who contributed to making the event a success.

Roll out of Covid Vaccine 2021

Registration is now open for ages 40 – 49 on the HSE website’s Portal. Or 1850 24 1850. Please have your PPS No. Eircode etc ready.

 Well Done.

 Congratulations to Brian Hogan and the Tipperary senior hurlers who had a comprehensive win over Westmeath last Sunday in their NHL game. Final score Tipperary 4.27 Westmeath 0.16. We wish the lads the best of luck on Sunday next the 13th when they travel to Walsh Park to play Waterford in the next round.
We also congratulate Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary senior team who defeated Offaly in the Littlewoods Ireland quarter final on Sunday last. Final score Tipperary 4.17 Offaly 0.13. We wish Clodagh and the squad the best of luck when they play Kilkenny in the semi-final at 1.00pm in Nowlan Park.

Assistive Technology.

A new kettle designed by Uccello Designs for people with restricted mobility strength, has been launched and is in high demand due to its design. Pouring hot water safely for people with such problems like osteoporosis arthritis in their hands for example can be extremely dangerous as they find it very difficult to pour hot water from a normal kettle, but thanks to this invention, they can now pour without spillage. Designed to help with many other medical conditions or disabilities, the kettle is designed to tilt and pour so the user doesn’t have to pick the kettle up. For further information visit customercare@uccellodesigns.com.

Bereavement Support.

Milford Care Centre is offering an online Bereavement Support Education Programme commencing on Wednesday September 15th and running over 12 consecutive Wednesdays from 2.30 to 4.30pm with a personal development week-end on October 2nd and 3rd. If you are interested and would like to participate you can call (061) 485800.

Did You Know

If you or someone you know is struggling right now, you’re not alone. Call Pieta House on 1800 247 247 or text the word HELP to 51444.

Church News.

Mass Times: Monday Mornings at 9.30am in Lorrha Church (except Bank Holidays). Every Saturday evening at 6.30pm in Lorrha Church. Every Sunday morning at 11.30am in Rathcabbin Church. Borrisokane 7pm Saturday. Kilbarron: 8pm Saturday.  Terryglass: 9.30am Sunday. Borrisokane 10.30am Sunday.
Mass can now take place with up to 50 people. Please wear face masks in the Church. When the Church  is full that is the limit. We ask you to please follow the advice of the stewards & understand how difficult and frustrating this is.

Holy Communion will be taken to you as you remain seated.

The Rosary will continue to be recited before both masses each weekend.

Anyone wishing to book anniversary masses please contact the church sacristans, Agnes Slevin in Lorrha, and Mary Cleary in Rathcabbin.
Funerals and Weddings:  The numbers at these services is capped at 50.

Baptisms may be booked at this time with 10 permitted to attend.

 Planning Sacraments: Sacramental planning is still uncertain at this time, with discussions continuing between the church and the government regarding dates. Please be assured that our Priests want to offer the Sacraments as soon as possible. If anyone has any queries, please contact Fr Tom. (067) 27105.

 Marriage Preparation During Covid:

Accord CLG is providing a 4 hour facilitated virtual interactive programme for couples preparing for marriage. See Accord.ie or phone 01 5053112.

GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €5,550. The numbers drawn on 7th June were: 8-9-25-32. 1 Match 3: Agnes Sherlock wins €100. Promoters: Noreen Houlihan, Margaret Gleeson, Louis McCormack.
Next Monday's draw will be for a jackpot of €5,700 with a Match 3 pot of €100 so make sure you are in the draw. Team 3 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Senior hurling: The senior hurlers are taking on Portroe in Portroe in the opening round of their county league campaign this Saturday at 7.00pm.

Tipperary: Best of luck to Brian Hogan and Clodagh McIntyre who are representing Tipperary this weekend. The senior hurlers play their final round of the League against Waterford while the camogie team are in the National League sem-final which takes place at 1.00 in Nowlan Park.

U13 and U17 football: Played their opening round of the championship on Monday and Tuesday night, see results on our social media.

U15 football: The Lorrha under-15 footballers host Borris-Ileigh this Thursday evening at 7.30.

Lotto: The lotto jackpot is at €5550 with a match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at clubforce.com while lotto envelopes can be dropped off at the clubhouse, at Mulrooney's, Kelly's, or at the Scéal shop. If you need Lotto envelopes, contact Hubert Duggan (0872185995) or Kevin Molloy (0876738986).


Lorrha Notes

With the June bank holiday coming up, all are reminded to be very careful if going swimming.

Ash Dieback Disease. Tipperary County Council are advising forest owners, forest nursery staff and members of the public to be vigilant for ash dieback and report (with photographs, if possible) any sites where there are concerns about unusual ill health in ash, to the Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, by email forestprotection@agriculture.gov.ie or by phoning 01 6072651.
Nursery stock producers should direct queries to your local Plant Health Inspector immediately. Alternatively, queries can be sent to plantandpests@agriculture.gov.ie or by contacting the Department’s offices on 01 505 8885.

TreeCheck is an all-Ireland Smartphone app which allows members of the public to report suspected cases of disease or insect attack of any tree species. Using a GPS enabled Smartphone the location of the suspect tree may also be recorded. It is hoped that the app will help, not only with regard to the early detection of new occurrences of Ash Dieback disease, but also with other possible pest and disease outbreaks. All reports will be acknowledged and those of particular concern will be followed up by a specialist. To access the TreeCheck app go to your mobile web browser (it is not available in the App store) and type in the address https://www.treecheck.net You will be presented with the app and the option to save a link to your home screen. Follow the directions for your phone. Please note that if you have a GPS enabled phone you may be asked to “Share Location”. Choosing to share your location allows inspectors to have accurate geo-location data in the event further investigation is needed.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Betty Houlihan and family Rathcabbin on the death of her brother in-law Michael O’Shea, Shinrone who passed away on Thursday last May 27th. after a long illness. After funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Church Shinrone on Saturday 29th burial took place in the New Cemetery Shinrone. May Michael rest in peace.
Sympathy is also extended to Susan Delahunt and family Clonmona and the extended Delahunt and Green families, on the death of  Sandra Greene Roscrea which occurred on May 21st. After Service in St. Cronan’s COI Roscrea on Tuesday 25th burial took place in Dungar Cemetery. May Sandra rest in peace.

Bereavement Support.

Milford Care Centre is offering an online Bereavement Support Education Programme commencing on Wednesday September 15th and running over 12 consecutive Wednesdays from 2.30 to 4.30pm with a personal development week-end on October 2nd and 3rd. If you are interested and would like to participate you can call (061) 485800.

Church News.

The first Friday Mass will be celebrated in Rathcabbin Church on Friday June 4th at 8.00pm.

Everyone is encouraged to wear face masks in the Church during Mass. Holy Communion will be taken to you as you remain seated. There will be a facility in both churches to make contributions to the church collection. The numbers at Funeral and Wedding services is capped at 50 for the moment. Baptisms may be booked at this time with 10 permitted to attend.

As the churches are now re-opened, can anyone wishing to book anniversary masses please contact the church sacristans, Agnes Slevin in Lorrha, and Mary Cleary in Rathcabbin

Mass times are now on Monday Mornings at 9.30am in Lorrha Church (except Bank Holidays)

Sacraments.

A message from the Department of An Taoiseach “it is advised that other religious ceremonies such as First Holy Communions and Confirmations should not take place in May or June. Further advice will follow on resumption of these ceremonies when it is safe to do so.”

Marriage Preparation During Covid:

Accord CLG is providing a 4 hour facilitated virtual interactive programme for couples preparing for marriage. See Accord.ie or phone 01 5053112.

Roll out of Covid Vaccine 2021

Registration is now open for ages 45 – 49 on the HSE website’s Portal. Or 1850 24 1850. Please have your PPS No. Eircode etc ready.

The Road Back.

Now that Ireland is slowly opening up again, traffic on the roads has already increased. With this in mind, An Garda Siochána together with The Road Safety Authority have launched a new road safety campaign ‘The Road Back’. They are calling on all road users to be extra vigilant, cautious and alert on the roads. All drivers are asked to slow down, avoid distractions and be alert to pedestrians and cyclists, taking great care when overtaking and passing out. Pedestrians are asked to wear appropriate high visibility clothes and always walk on a footpath and if there isn’t one, on the right hand side of the road facing oncoming traffic.  Traffic was heavy last week-end with people out and about in the lovely fine weather and with the June bank holiday this coming week-end, Gardai are reminding everyone to be extra careful on the roads. Safe travelling.

GAA News.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €5,400. The numbers drawn on 31 May were: 8-10-15-19.

4 Match 3's share €140: Tom Kennedy, Kevin Hough, Maria Maher, Margaret Coughlan.

Promoters: Betty Houlihan, Martin Hough, Thomas P Cahalan. Next Monday's draw will be for a jackpot of €5,500 with a Match 3 pot of €100 so make sure you are in the draw. Team 2 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

 AGM: Our AGM will take place on Monday June 21. Due to the volume of numbers on club system, it's been decided that any member wishing to receive secretaries report and nomination papers for AGM is to contact Maureen Guinan (0872426965/secretary.lorrhaanddorrha.tipperary@gaa.ie ) before June 7.

Lotto: The lotto jackpot is at €5400 with a match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at clubforce.com while lotto envelopes can be dropped off at the clubhouse, at Mulrooney's, Kelly's, or at the Scéal shop. If you need Lotto envelopes, contact Hubert Duggan (0872185995) or Kevin Molloy (0876738986).

Senior hurling: The senior hurlers have been drawn in a group with Portroe, Ballina and Templederry in the County senior hurling League. First game on weekend July 13.

Cúl Camp: Registration is now open online on www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie.


Lorrha Notes

There's a heatwave on the way for the week-end. Enjoy!

Noxious Weeds.

Ragwort, Thistle, Docks, Common Barberry, Male Wild Hop Plant and Wild Oats are all scheduled as noxious weeds under the 1936 Noxious Weeds Act. Tipperary County Council is reminding any person that may be responsible for land on which these weeds are growing is liable, upon conviction, to a maximum fine of €1,000. The most commonly reported noxious weed due to its toxic nature and risk to animals is without doubt, Ragwort. It is a highly poisonous plant as the alkaloids it contains can cause serious damage, or in some instances the deaths of farm or domestic animals. There are four ways to safeguard against loss of animals from ragwort poisoning and that is by ploughing, pulling, cutting or chemical control. Great care is necessary when implementing these measures, including disposal of the plant in the interest of animal welfare. Tipperary County Council is looking for the co-operation of the public in the eradication of the above named invasive plants from your property. For advice on the most effective way to destroy them you should contact a local Teagasc/ Agricultural Advisor. Useful information is also available on the Department of Agriculture website www.agriculture.gov.ie/farmingsectors/crops/controlofnoxious weeds.

Roll out of Covid Vaccine 2021

Registration is now open for ages 45 – 49 on the HSE website’s Portal. Or 1850 24 1850. Please have your PPS No. Eircode etc ready.

 Well Done.

Congratulations to Patrick Bonner Maher and Brian Hogan and the Tipperary hurlers on their win over Galway on Saturday last. Final score Tipperary 2.19 Galway 0.20. Although Bonner wasn’t playing due to a  achilles tendon injury  he picked up at training, he was no doubt watching from home.  Bonner  was very unlucky to pick up this injury after suffering a cruciate ligament injury two years ago.This injury is expected to see him out of action for possibly the rest of the season for both club and county and is a huge loss to both. We extend our best wishes to him as he faces surgery this week and wish him the best of luck in the future.

Great Win.

Congratulations to Clodagh McIntyre who helped the Tipperary senior camogie squad to an eleven point victory over Waterford in the second round of the National League on Saturday last. Final score Tipp 2.16 Waterford 0.11. Clodagh’s goal came in the 16th second of commencement setting her side up for an overwhelming win. Well done Clodagh and keep up the good work. Tipp will now await the results of the games next week-end to see if they can progress to the knock out stages.

Church News.

Everyone is encouraged to wear face masks in the Church during Mass. Holy Communion will be taken to you as you remain seated. There will be a facility in both churches to make contributions to the church collection. The numbers at Funeral and Wedding services is capped at 50 for the moment. Baptisms may be booked at this time with 10 permitted to attendAs the churches are now re-opened, can anyone wishing to book anniversary masses please contact the church sacristans, Agnes Slevin in Lorrha, and Mary Cleary in Rathcabbin Mass times are now on Monday Mornings at 9.30am in Lorrha Church (except Bank Holidays)

Marriage Preparation During Covid:

Accord CLG is providing a 4 hour facilitated virtual interactive programme for couples preparing for marriage. See Accord.ie or phone 01 5053112.

GAA News.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €5,250. The numbers drawn on 24 May were: 12-28-29-32.  No Match 3.  Lucky Dips: Geraldine Dolan, Ken Fletcher, Kathleen Gleeson, Ogie Moran. Promoters: Margaret O'Brien, Kevin Molloy, Internet. Next Monday's draw will be for a jackpot of €5,400 with a Match 3 pot of €140 so make sure you are in the draw. Team 1 in charge of draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Patrick Maher: After the terrible news of Patrick Maher's achilles injury, we would like to wish our most decorated player all the best with his recovery. It's a cruel blow for Bonner to be sidelined so soon after he recovered from his 2019 cruciate injury, but the way he bounced back from that one shows that there's no better man to do it again.

Tipperary: Well-wishes to Brian Hogan on the concussion he suffered last week, which kept him out of the Galway game. Well done to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipp senior camogie team on their win over Waterford.

AGM: Our AGM will take place on Monday June 21. All members will receive nomination papers via email, to be returned by June 7. For those with no access to email, please contact secretary Maureen Guinan (087 242 6965) for nomination papers.

Lotto: The lotto jackpot is at €5250 with a match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at clubforce.com while lotto envelopes can be dropped off at the clubhouse, at Mulrooney's, Kelly's, or at the Scéal shop. If you need Lotto envelopes, contact Hubert Duggan (0872185995) or Kevin Molloy (0876738986).

Euro-millions: The €6365 we won from the Euro millions in 2020 will be added to the 2021 winnings (fingers crossed) , with the new campaign to be launched at the AGM.

Juvenile: Thanks very much to Peter Fox of Total Health Pharmacy Birr for his kind donation of a First Aid Kit and Bibs to the juvenile club.