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Local News

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

Lorrha Notes

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

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

 

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

Grand Canal Walk For Papal Visit will take in Lorrha.

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

Sympathy.

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

Redwood Castle Celebrates Heritage Week

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

Padre Pio Mass

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

Best of Luck.

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

Good Luck.

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

 

Lorrha Man Releases CD.

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

Church News.

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

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

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

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

Novena.

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


Milford Hospice Annual Harvest Fair

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

De-Clutter.

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

GAA News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Bord Bia to Host Farmers’ Market Workshop in Tipperary

Learn the skills you need to sell at farmers’ markets

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Lorrha Notes

The largest ever crowd turned out in Birr on Sunday last for the 50th Anniversary of Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival Parade through the town as the sun shone down.

Lorrha Golf Parish Outing.

Calling all golfers past, present and future. Parish outing in Portumna golf club on Saturday August 11th, tee off at 1.15pm. To book please call Donal Brady at (087) 2225516, Tony Coen at (087) 6219639. Like our facebook page on Lorrha Golf outing. Please note change of time in tee off.

Redwood Castle Celebrates Heritage Week

Redwood Castle outside Lorrha will be holding a Seisiún Trad in the Castle on August 18th to celebrate Heritage Week 2018. They invite everyone co come and join them for an evening of music, singing, storytelling and dancing.  There will be locals and some not so locals performing on the night. This event is free and family friendly. The Seisiún Trad will begin at 6pm in the main hall of the castle and will be followed by light refreshments. For more information or to get involved contact; redwoodcastleireland@gmail.com or call (087)2161475.

Special Birthday Wishes.

Congratulations and many good wishes are extended to Michael O’Meara, The Hill, on the occasion of his 101st birthday which he celebrated on Sunday last with his family. Well done Mick and many happy returns.

Well Done.

Congratulations and well done is extended to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary Intermediate team who had a great win over Kildare on Sunday last. They now play Cork in the All Ireland semi-final in two weeks time.

Church News.

Anyone requiring a priest call Fr. Tom O’Halloran (Borrisokane) on (067) 27105 or Fr. Michael Cooney  (Terryglass) on (067) 22017. Please Note that all details of Mass times, dates and contact numbers are detailed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie under Churches.
Please note Mass is celebrated in Lorrha Church on Monday mornings at 9.30a.m.
Vigil Mass in Lorrha Church on Saturday, 11th August at 6.30p.m.
Mass times for the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary are as follows:
Tuesday 14th August  Vigil Mass at  8pm in Borrisokane. Wednesday 15th,  Lorrha 10am;   Kilbarron, 8pm.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Thursday from 10.00a.m.  to  8.00p.m.  in  Rathcabbin Church. We invite all parishioners to come and stay a while in the presence of Jesus.

Tickets to Phoenix Park for Pope Francis August 26th will not now be issued until 10th August due to further clarification of colour coded routes. There are no longer places available on the mini bus to Phoenix Park being run by the Parish. Some tickets still available. If anyone has tickets and are not going kindly let us know and we will seek to get them to people who may need them.

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

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

Killaloe Autumn Pilgrimage to Lourdes.

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

 Milford Hospice Annual Harvest Fair

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

Council Agree to Take Over Estates.

Nenagh Municipal District Council agreed last week to take eight housing estates in its area in charge. Rathcabbin will benefit from this take over with two estates there, Gurteen Grove, and Derry Close coming under this new agreement.

Tipperary Hurlers Need a New Boss.

Tipperary senior hurling manager Michael Ryan and his backroom team of Declan Fanning – Hurling Coach, Lorrha native John Madden –Selector and Conor Stakelum – Selector announced that they were stepping aside on Thursday August 2nd.  In his first season at the helm the Upperchurch Drombane man led Tipperary to All Ireland glory in 2016 against Kilkenny. 2017 saw the Premier County lose out to eventual champions Galway in the  semi-final. However, in this season's revamped round-robin Munster championship, Tipperary bowed out early on after losing to Limerick and Clare as well as draws with Waterford and Cork. The hunt now begins for a new manager and many names have been mentioned with another Lorrha native – John McIntyre’s name mentioned in the mix. John has been manager of both Offaly and Galway senior hurlers and has coached extensively on the club scene in Galway as well so just might be the right man for this tough job.

Looking for Families.

TV3’s hit show Gogglebox Ireland is back this Autumn and producers are on the lookout for new faces and their sofas, to join Ireland’s funniest TV fans.  For the brand new series, the Googlebox producers are looking for families and long-term couples and added "we'd never say no to a Nun....or a Priest".  David Noble, Series Producer of Gogglebox Ireland said: ”We’re looking for some more telly-lovers to join our returning cast of household favourites. Top of our list for this new series is couples and families who love watching the box together. So if you’re smart, funny, and likeable and can tell your Marty McFlys from your Marty Morrisseys, then we want to hear from you”
If you think you've got what it takes, email casting@kiteentertainment.com and tell the producers who's in your gang, where you're based, what you like to watch together and a photo if possible. If you know any families who might be interested be sure to let them know.

De-Clutter.

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

GAA News.

Senior: Lorrha will return to action in the Seamus O Riain Cup against Holycross/Ballycahill next Sunday 12th August in Dolla at 3.30pm. A win is a must to stay in the hunt for the knockout stages. With the Under 12 final at the same venue at 6.30pm, we urge as many as possible to try and attend both games.

Minor: The Lorrha Rovers minor hurlers made it four wins from four in the North Minor 'A' Hurling Championship following a 3-11 to 1-15 win over Borris-Ileigh in Nenagh last Thursday. Goals from Michael Egan (2) and Colm Fogarty saw Lorrha Rovers come from behind to snatch victory.

The win secures a semi-final place with two rounds of group matches to play. Next up is Kiladangan in Cloughjordan on Wednesday 8th August at 7.00pm

Under 16: The under 16's played Kilruane MacDonaghs last Monday in their third game of the championship and won 2-22 to 5-5. Next Monday, 13th August they play Ballina in Moatfield at 7.00pm.

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

Under 12: Best of luck to the players and mentors of the Under 12 hurlers who play in the clubs first ever North 'A' final at under 12 when they take on Borris-Ileigh in Dolla this Sunday 12th August at 6.30pm.

Under 6 & 8: The U6 & 8's played three matches against Shannon Rovers last Thursday in Moatfield. The kids are improving week by week. Thanks to Shannon Rovers for coming across.

Tipperary: Well done to Donnacha O'Meara who was part of the Tipperary Under 14 football panel in the Jim Power Tournament recently. In their semi-final against South Kerry, they were defeated 1-7 to 1-4 which put them into a Shield final against host Waterford where Tipperary won 2-12 to 1-10 with Donnacha scoring 1-4.

Best of luck to the Tipperary Under 21 Hurlers in the All Ireland semi-final against Galway this evening (Wednesday).

The club would like to thank selector John Madden and the Tipperary senior hurling management team who stepped down last week. 2016 won't be forgotten.

Lorrha Parish Golf Outing: takes place this Saturday, 11th August in Portumna Golf Club. Tee times from 1.10pm. This years captain is Donal Brady. Call Tony Coen on 087 621 9639 or Donie Brady on 087 222 5516 for timesheet.

Lotto: The jackpot is €5,700 with a Match 3 pot of €120. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

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

The 11th Portumna Shorelines Arts Festival
With lots to savour, this year's Shorelines offers a feast of literary, drama, spoken word, art, music, street events, audio and film. We have collaborated with HearSay Festival, Portumna Pen Pushers & Camera Club as well as a group of local photographers and schools, so watch out for the unfolding Art Trail and surprises popping up around the town.Bookings and tickets for all events now available:
• at the Festival Box Office (hours listed below)
•  by phone: 087 389 3745
• online at www.shorelinesartsfestival.com
• at the door at events if still available (NB: most venues have limited seating)FESTIVAL BOX OFFICE    
The Hub, St Brendan’s Street, Portumna.
Tel: 087 389 3745
E: info@shorelinesartsfestival.com
W: www.shorelinesartsfestival.com
OPENING HOURS
Aug 8th-Sept 7th: 10.30am-2.30pm Wed-Fri.
Sept 10th-15th: 10.30am-2.30pm daily.
 

A big thank you to our sponsors and friends for continued financial support. A special thanks to the Arts Council, Galway Co. Council, Creative Ireland and Waterways.
We also thank the ever-growing band of volunteers and helpers, the venue suppliers and operators and, of course, our ever diligent and dedicated committee

Minister Launches  € 2.75 million fodder  production incentive for Tillage farmers.

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D. has launched an incentive measure for tillage farmers to produce additional feed this Autumn through a financial commitment of up to €2.75 million. The Minister launched the scheme having secured the agreement of the Minister for Finance & Public, Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe T.D.

Referring to the launch Minister Creed said; ‘I am acutely aware of the need to prepare for the winter ahead. I have been actively engaged with the Fodder Group and through their work, maximising production of home grown fodder is a collective priority this autumn. Through this incentive, I am encouraging tillage growers to actively engage in the fodder market’.

This measure will provide an incentive of €155 per hectare for tillage growers who grow a temporary crop of short rotation grasses for fodder production over the winter months and €100 per hectare for those growing catch crops such as fodder rape, turnips etc. Currently over 23,000 hectares of catch crops are supported under the Agri-Environment Scheme, GLAS. This additional funding commitment aims to incentivise a doubling of this area.

‘This year has been a challenging year for both Livestock and Tillage farmers. This measure will support Tillage farmers to supply into what is a strong market for fodder’, added Minister Creed. This initiative has been developed following recent meetings with the industry and will also provide a significant additional fodder supply for the livestock sector.

Welcoming the announcement, Mary Newman Julian said; ‘I am delighted with this step in the right direction to help alleviate the anticipated fodder shortage this coming winter and support for farmers in this challenging year. This measure is focused on supporting tillage farmers to maximise additional short-term fodder production’

The measure will not apply where land is being taken out of tillage production but encourages temporary production only of fodder by tillage growers. Farmers growing between 3 hectares and 50 hectares of additional temporary forage crops (additional to that already grown under GLAS) will be eligible.

The Minister also highlighted that in response to the very challenging spring for tillage growers, he had secured a temporary flexibility in the ‘three crop rule’ this spring for arable farmers and following direct contact with the Commission, has secured higher advance payments under Basic Payments and GLAS scheme supports. Additionally, GLAS farmers will be allowed sow Italian Ryegrass as part of their GLAS commitment and avail of earlier use of the crop. These measures are particularly important for the arable sector.


Lorrha Notes

Joe Dolan Fencing Contractor, Rathcabbin, is pictured here presenting water bottles and bibs to Lorrha camogie girls ahead of their forthcoming championship campaign. The club wishes to thank Joe for his sponsorship. Lorrha play Knockshegowna in the first round of the Championship on August 12th. and we extend the best of luck to the team and management. 

Late Nuala O’Sullivan.

The death took place on Thursday 26th July of Nuala O’Sullivan, Ballyoughter, Rathcabbin. Formally Nuala Daly, she died suddenly  in her home in Ballyoughter which came as a great shock to her family, neighbours and friends.
A hairdresser in her younger days, Nuala loved meeting people and chatting to them and made many friends throughout her life. She was a familiar figure in Birr on a Friday doing her shopping and having a chat with her neighbours.
She will be sadly missed by her daughters Orla and Marina, son Brian, brother Seamus, sister Teresa, grandaughter Kelly, brothers-in-law Gerry and Simeon, nieces and nephews and wide circle of friends.
After funeral Mass in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church, Rathcabbin on Sunday July 29th burial took place afterwards in Bonoham Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Good Luck.

The best of luck is extended to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary Intermediate team when they play Kildare on Sunday August 5th at a Kildare venue in the last round of the championship.   Hard luck to Clodagh  and the Tipperary Minor team who were beaten by a very strong Cork side last week in a Munster semi-final on a score line of 4.11 to 0.11.

Church News.

Vigil Mass in Redwood Church on Saturaday, 4th August at 6.30p.m. Mass in Rathcabbin Church on Sunday, 5th August at 11.30a.m.  Anyone requiring a priest call Fr. Tom O’Halloran (Borrisokane) on (067) 27105 or Fr. Michael Cooney  (Terryglass) on (067) 22017.  Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament    every Thursday from 10.00a.m.  to  8.00p.m.  in  Rathcabbin Church. We invite all parishioners to come and stay a while in the presence of Jesus.

Killaloe Autumn Pilgrimage to Lourdes.

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

 Milford Hospice Annual Harvest Fair

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

Lorrha Golf Parish Outing.

Calling all golfers past, present and future. Parish outing in Portumna golf club on Saturday August 11th, tee off at 2.20pm. To book please call Donal Brady at (087) 2225516, Tony Coen at (087) 6219639. Like our facebook page on Lorrha Golf outing.

Portumna Tennis News:

Free Kids & Parent Fun Tennis Event  Sunday August 12th (12-3pm).
Parents will be offered free coaching by a qualified coach on Friday 10th @7pm-9pm or  Saturday 11th @5pm-7pm to prepare to play in the fun competition on Aug 12th. To sign up please text 083-8704333.
This family sport initiative is funded by Galway Sports Partnership. Everyone welcome to sign up.

De-Clutter.

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

GAA News

Senior: Lorrha will return to action in the Seamus O Riain Cup against Holycross/Ballycahill on the weekend of 11-12 August.

Minor: Lorrha Rovers Gaels minor hurlers sit top of the 'A' round-robin section after three rounds of games with their next game being against Borris-Ileigh in Nenagh on Thursday 2nd August at 7.00pm.

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers Gaels have two games to play against Kilruane MacDonaghs and Ballina in the group stages of the 'A' hurling championship. They have won one and lost one game so far. They play Ballina on Monday 13th August in Lorrha while the Kilruane MacDonaghs game has to be rearranged.

Under 14: Lorrha's final group game in the 'B' hurling championship is against Burgess in Moatfield on Wednesday 8th August before the knockout stages take place. Lorrha have drawn one and lost two of their three games so far. They have also been playing in the Lough Derg Challenge, providing plenty of games during the summer.

Under 12: Congratlations to our under 12's who reached a first ever North U12 final in the 'A' grade following a 1-5 to 0-3 semi-final win over Ballina in Moatfield last Friday evening. Not even a delayed start could deter the players from winning their sixth game in succession to set up a final against Borris-Ileigh at a date to be confirmed.

Cul Camp: We had a huge turnout of 99 boys and girls for the annual Cul Camp in Moatfield last week. Thanks to Head Coach Tadhg O'Connor and all his coaches, including our own Michelle Mannion, for organising a fun-filled week of hurling, camogie and football.

Tipperary: Hard luck to the Tipperary minor hurlers in the All Ireland semi-final defeat to Kilkenny. Best of luck to the senior camogie team in the All Ireland quarter final against Waterford next Saturday.

Lotto: The jackpot is €5,550 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

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

Sympathy: Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the O'Sullivan family, Rathcabbin on the passing of Nuala O'Sullivan, who died suddenly last week. Also to the O'Sullivan family, on the death of Davie Sullivan, Wales and formerly of Lordspark. May they rest in peace.


Lorrha Notes

Tipperary hurler John McGrath (Loughmore) was the special guest at the Lorrha GAA  Cúl Camp last Tuesday. Once again the camp has attracted a large turn out. 

Late Davie Sullivan.

The death took place in Wales recently of Davie Sullivan, formerly Lordspark, Rathcabbin.
Davie played hurling with Lorrha and was a member of the 1956 team that won a North final but the team were beaten by Thurles Sarsfields in the county final that September.  He was also on the Tipp senior panel of ’51 and ’52 and he also played with Carrig/Riverstown for a short time. It was some time later that he moved to Wales following in the footsteps of his brothers Johnny and Timmy and his sister Mary.  He met and married Pat Quinn who was from Carrig outside Birr and they had one son Neil. Later, he and Neil played hockey for Wales. Indeed he was a great sportsman and he continued to play hockey until he was nearly 70 years of age  at East Grinstead.

Davie ran a very successful building company and worked all over the country employing and training many in Llandudno. He was very involved with the church and was a great help to SVDP to which he devoted  much time and energy. Along with his brothers Johnny and Timmy they renovated the churches in Llandudno.

Davie who was 88 years old, never forgot his roots and visited Ireland every year until he became ill a few years ago. He loved to visit his family home with his wife Pat and enjoyed spending time socializing locally with friends and family.

The last of his generation, he was pre-deceased by his brothers Paddy (Lordspark) , Jimmy (Cork), Timmy & Johnny (Wales), Larry (South Africa) and two sister’s Mary (Wales) and Kitty King/Dowd (Killeen, Birr).  Funeral will take place in Wales. Sympathy is extended to his wife Pat, son Neil, daughter in law Sarah, grandchildren Matthew and Jonathan, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and many friends on their sad loss. May he rest in peace.

Well Done.

Congratulations is extended to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary Intermediate team who had a great win over Kilkenny on Saturday last in round 4 of the All Ireland championship. Although they still have to play one last game against Kildare, Saturday’s  win sees them through to an All Ireland semi final. Clodagh also plays with the Tipperary Minor team and they play Cork in a Munster semi-final on Wednesday evening 25th in the Ragg camogie pitch at 7.30pm and we wish Clodagh and the girls the best of luck in this outing. The senior team are also through to an All Ireland quarter final after their draw game with Dublin last Sunday. They play Waterford in two weeks time.

Slán agus Beannacht.

Dear Parishioner. This week I leave Lorrha parish for pastures new. Thank you for all your kindness and hospitality over the past eight years. I thank Fr. John Donnelly for all his wisdom and inspiration as well as the great members of the Parish/Pastoral Council and other kind people who enhance parish life by their selfless generosity and service. It has been a source of great joy working as your pastor  -  meeting the little children in school, the teenagers, wise-elders and all in-betweens. I keep especially in my prayers the sick in our parish. I know you will not be found wanting in your generosity of service as lectors, eucharistic-ministers, singers and as ‘servants of the Lord’  -  The harvest is great ......So I say a collective ‘Thank You’ to all who have given me such happy memories.
God bless you from  Fr. Pat.

Mass Changes.

You are advised to keep this note for reference.

Vigil Mass:

6.30p.m. Lorrha/Redwood:      Sunday Morning:      9.30a.m.   Terryglass.

7.00p.m.  Borrisokane                                                10.30a.m.    Borrisokane/Aglish

8.00p.m.  Kilbarron                                                    11.30a.m.    Rathcabbin

Please Note:  Saturday Evening Mass will alternate between Lorrha and Redwood.

Redwood Mass will be 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month.
Lorrha Mass will be 2nd, 4th and 5th (as applies) Saturday of each month.

Borrisokane:   Aglish Mass will be always on 1st Sunday of the month.
All other Sundays  Borrisokane will have 10.30a.m. Mass.
Please take note:     Vigil Mass in Lorrha Church on Saturday, 28th July at 6.30p.m. Mass in Rathcabbin Church on Sunday, 29th July at 11.30a.m.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament    every Thursday from 10.00a.m.  to  8.00p.m.  in  Rathcabbin Church. We invite all parishioners to come and stay a while in the presence of Jesus.

The Future of the Irish Parish

Lessons from around the world, Tuesday & Wednesday 29th August – Venue MIC St Patrick’s Campus, Thurles.  Speakers – Cardinal John Dew (N.2.),   Dr. Margaret Lavin (Canada).   Fr Matthew Nunes England  and others.  Online booking  www.irishinstituteforpastoralstudies.com  Cost €100.

Killaloe Autumn Pilgrimage to Lourdes.

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

 Milford Hospice Annual Harvest Fair

This year the Milford Hospice Annual Harvest Fair celebrates its 33rd anniversary and is scheduled for Sunday 2nd September at the University of Limerick.  There will be a fun filled programme of activities and entertainment. Items such as plants, homemade cakes, Wheel of Fortune will be accepted on the day only.  New this year will be designer good quality saleable handbags and scarves. Further details, contact the Fundraising Office on  061485859/ 485860.

Lorrha Golf Parish Outing.

Calling all golfers past, present and future. Parish outing in Portumna golf club on Saturday August 11th, tee off at 2.20pm. To book please call Donal Brady at (087) 2225516, Tony Coen at (087) 6219639. Like our facebook page on Lorrha Golf outing.

PortumnaTennis News:

Free Kids & Parent Fun Tennis Event  Sunday August 12th (12-3pm).
Parents will be offered free coaching by a qualified coach on Friday 10th @7pm-9pm or  Saturday 11th @5pm-7pm to prepare to play in the fun competition on Aug 12th. To sign up please text 083-8704333.
This family sport initiative is funded by Galway Sports Partnership. Everyone welcome to sign up.

De-Clutter.

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

GAA

Senior: Lorrha will return to action in the Seamus O Riain Cup against Holycross/Ballycahill on the weekend of 11-12 August.

Junior: Our junior 'B' hurlers bowed out of the championship last Saturday evening following a 4-14 to 2-12 defeat away to Templederry. Thanks to the players and mentors for their effort through the year.

Minor: Lorrha Rovers Gaels minor hurlers sit top of the 'A' round-robin section after three rounds of games with their next game being against Roscrea on Thursday 2ndAugust.

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers Gaels suffered a heavy 4-21 to 0-10 defeat at home to Kiladangan last Friday evening. The game against Kilruane MacDonaghs due to have been played last Monday has been deferred to a later date.

Under 14: Lorrha suffered a heavy defeat away to Kilruane MacDonaghs in round 3 in Cloughjordan last Wednesday. Their final group game is against Burgess in Moatfield on Wednesday 8th August before the knockout stages take place.

Under 12: Well done to the Under 12's who progressed to the North 'A' hurling semi-finals following a 2-12 to 3-3 win over Silvermines in Moatfield last Friday evening. They now face Ballina in the semi-finals this Friday 27th July in Moatfield at 7.30pm. All support would be appreciated.

Cul Camp: The Kellogg's Cul Camp in Lorrha got underway in Lorrha last Monday morning. Around 90 children are taking part in a fun-filled week.

Tipperary: Best of luck to the Tipperary minor hurlers in the All Ireland semi-final against Kilkenny this Sunday.

Lotto: The jackpot is €5,250 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

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


Lorrha Notes

With the much needed rain over last week-end and more set to come in the days ahead, grass growth is expected to return to some sort of normality which should alleviate the food supplies to farm animals with many farmers feeding their winter stocks to their animals which in turn will leave a huge shortage in fodder come winter.

Good Luck.

The best of luck is extended to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary Intermediate team when they play Kilkenny on Saturday 21st in round 4 of the All Ireland championship in what is expected to be the match of the round. The Tipp side are doing well in this grade and share the top table with Galway with just points difference separating the sides. Goof luck to all in this outing.

Some  Enchanted Evening Musical.

An evening of music and song from much loved musicals in aid of St. Brigid’s Church Fundraiser in Portumna Town Hall on Friday 20th July at 8.00pm.  Tickets are available from  Portumna Parish Office,  Monday – Friday, 10am – 3pm or on the night. Admission-€10.  Cheese & Wine Reception beforehand at 7pm,   Sponsored by Donie O’Meara. Please support.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Olivia Clancy and family Rathcabbin on the death of her uncle Willie Dwyer, Emmet St., Birr and Eglish, Fivealley, which occurred on Saturday July 7th. After funeral Mass in St. James’ Church, Eglish on Thursday 12th. burial took place in Clonoghill Cemetery, Birr. May he rest in peace.
Sympathy is extended to Kiely Morris and family Curragha on the death of her brother Kenny Slevin, Lismackin, Roscrea and formerly Aglish, Roscrea which occurred on Friday July 13th. After funeral Mass in St. Patrick’s Church, Couraguneen on Sunday 15th, burial took place in Drumcliffe Cemetery, Ennis, Co. Clare. May he rest in peace.
Sympathy is extended to the family of Davy Sullivan, late of Lordspark, Rathcabbin who died in Wales recently. May he rest in peace.

St. Padre Pio Mass.

St. Padre Pio Mass will be celebrated in St. Brendan’s Church, Birr on Thursday July 19th. and every third Thursday of the month. Rosary at 7.00pm followed by Mass at 7.30pm. All welcome.

COIS  DEIRGE:   The new week-end Mass changes for the parish cluster of Cois Deirge which includes  Lorrha, Terryglass and Borrisokane and which commences Saturday, 21st and Sunday, 22nd July.

Vigil Mass:

6.30p.m. Lorrha/Redwood:      Sunday Morning:      9.30a.m. Terryglass.

7.00p.m.  Borrisokane                                                10.30a.m.    Borrisokane/Aglish

8.00p.m.  Kilbarron                                                    11.30a.m.    Rathcabbin

Please Note:  Saturday Evening Mass will alternate between Lorrha and Redwood.

Redwood Mass will be 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month.
Lorrha Mass will be 2nd, 4th and 5th (as applies) Saturday of each month.

Borrisokane:   Aglish Mass will be always on 1st Sunday of the month.
All other Sundays  Borrisokane will have 10.30a.m. Mass.
PLEASE  NOTE:  Vigil Mass in Redwood Church on Saturday, 21st July at 6.30p.m.
Mass in Rathcabbin Church on Sunday, 22nd July at 11.30a.m.

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

Pilgrimage.

The Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will take place on Sunday 29th July, led by Bishop Fintan Monahan. Ceremonies will begin at 2.30pm.

Lorrha Golf Parish Outing.

Calling all golfers past, present and future. Parish outing in Portumna golf club on Saturday August 11th, tee off at 2.20pm. To book please call Donal Brady at (087) 2225516, Tony Coen at (087) 6219639. Like our facebook page on Lorrha Golf outing.

De-Clutter.

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

GAA News

Senior: Lorrha will return to action in the Seamus O Riain Cup against Holycross/Ballycahill on the weekend of 11-12 August.

Junior: Lorrha take on Templederry in Templederry this Saturday at 7.30pm in their final group game which will determine who progresses to the quarter finals of the Junior 'B' Championship along with Silvermines and Newport. Lorrha need to win to progress.

Minor: Lorrha Rovers Gaels took on Nenagh Eire Og in Puckane on Wednesday last in round 3 of the championship in Puckane and they recorded a third win from three with a 1-21 to 1-17 success.

Lorrha Rovers Gaels have a bye in round 4 this week with their next game being against Roscrea on Thursday 2nd August.

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers Gaels Under 16 'A' Hurling campaign began away to Nenagh Eire Og last Monday and recorded an exciting one point win, 1-27 to 7-8. Next Friday, 20th July, they are play Kiladangan in Moatfield at 7.00pm.

Under 14: Lorrha's next game is this evening Wednesday, 18th July, when they play Kilruane MacDonaghs in Cloughjordan at 7.00pm. Their final group game is against Burgess in Moatfield on Wednesday 8th August.

Under 12: Lorrha's final group game against Kilruane MacDonaghs last Friday in Cloughjordan and they recorded a 2-7 to 1-0 win. Lorrha won 5 of their seven games to finish second on the table and will play Silvermines in the quarter final this Friday 20th July in Moatfield at 8.15pm.

Tipperary Clubs Draw: The July draw was held in Cappawhite last Friday night but unfortunately no winners have come the clubs way this month. Thanks to all for subscribing. We ask all promoters to keep their accounts up to date.

Cul Camp: The Kellogg's Cul Camp in Lorrha takes place from next Monday 23rd to Friday 27th July. Registration only online at www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie. Cost is €60 for 1st child; €50 for 2nd child; €40 for 3rd and subsequent children. We ask all registrations to be completed by this Thursday night as online booking closes on Friday so ensure all kids get their gear on Monday morning.

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

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


Lorrha Notes

Bishop of Killaloe the Most Reverend Fintan Monahan pictured with Fr. Pat Mulcahy P.P. outside St. Ruadhan’s Church in Lorrha when the Bishop visited the parish last week end to speak to parishioners about the clerical changes in the Diocese of Killaloe.  From Friday July 20th there will be no resident priest in the parish. 

COIS  DEIRGE:   The new week-end Mass changes for the parish cluster of Cois Deirge which includes  Lorrha, Terryglass and Borrisokane and which commences Saturday, 21st and Sunday, 22nd July.

Vigil Mass:

6.30p.m. Lorrha/Redwood:      Sunday Morning:      9.30a.m. Terryglass.

7.00p.m.  Borrisokane                                                10.30a.m.    Borrisokane/Aglish

8.00p.m.  Kilbarron                                                    11.30a.m.    Rathcabbin

Please Note:  Saturday Evening Mass will alternate between Lorrha and Redwood.

Redwood Mass will be 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month.
Lorrha Mass will be 2nd, 4th and 5th (as applies) Saturday of each month.

Borrisokane:   Aglish Mass will be always on 1st Sunday of the month.
All other Sundays  Borrisokane will have 10.30a.m. Mass.

Recent Wedding.

The  lovely wedding of Conor O’ Sullivan, Lordspark, Rathcabbin,  son of Vera and Matt, to Aine Shanahan, Toomevara, daughter  of Joan and Paddy, took place on Friday 29th June in St. Mary’s Church, Enniskerry.
Conor’s best man was Sean O Meara (friend), Andrew O’ Sulllivan (cousin), Kieran Duggan and Jimmy Dunne, both friends while the bride was attended by bridesmaids Elaine Dunne and Siobhan Ryan (sisters), Ruth Shanahan (cousin), and Niamh Kinane (friend).
Mikayla Young and Abigail Mc Govern who are both friends of the bride, were the beautiful flower girls while the lovely page boy was Jack Darby, the grooms cousin. The ceremony was concelebrated by Fr Michael O Meara (Kinnity) and Fr John Molloy (Toomevara). Afterwards the newly- weds adjourned to the  Powerscourt in Enniskerry for their reception where they were joined by family and relatives. Congratulations is extended to Conor and Aine for a long and happy life together in Lordspark.

Annual Redwood Castle Mass.

Mass will be celebrated outdoors at Redwood Castle (weather permitting) on Saturday 14th July at  8.00pm.

Pilgrimage.

The Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will take place on Sunday 29th July, led by Bishop Fintan Monahan. Ceremonies will begin at 2.30pm.

Annual Cemetery Mass.

The annual cemetery Mass will be held in St. Seichin cemetery, Abbey, Co. Galway ( the Patron Saint of Abbey), on Sunday 15th July at 7.00pm. This is always a lovely sociable occasion with great community spirit where the locals welcome everyone from all parishes. There is plenty of parking room and plenty of seating with tea and refreshments served afterwards and all are welcome.

Late Con Mahon.

The sudden death occurred at The Galway Clinic, on Tuesday July 3rd of Con Mahon, Balleragh, Lorrha. After funeral Mass in St. Ruadhan's Church, Lorrha on Friday morning July 6th  burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to the wife and family and extended family members of Paddy O’Brien, Birr who passed away on Tuesday July 3rd after a long illness. After funeral Mass in St. Brendan’s Church Birr on Saturday last July 7th burial took place in Clonoghill cemetery. May he rest in peac

Portumna Tennis Summer Camp

Tennis Summer Camp: August 6th until August 10th, one hour sessions from 11am each day. (5-15yrs) (€35 non-member, €30 member). Text 087-3906067 to book.

De-Clutter.

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


Lorrha Notes

Midlands Gymnastics who are based in Nenagh, would like to thank all the Tesco shoppers who supported us in the Tesco Community Fund. Last week we received a cheque for €264. This will be a great help to our club and the money will be spent well. Thanks again for everyone’s continuous support.  Pictured here is Priya Wallace (Community Champion Tesco Nenagh), Natallia Chuhai – coach (Rathcabbin),  Midlands Gymnastics, Faye McKeogh, Olesea Dormenco, Diana Chuhai (Rathcabbin), Gabriele Bagdonaite, Sianead Johnson, Karl O'Grady – Manager Tesco Nenagh

Late Leanne Kennedy.

The tragic death took place on Friday June 29th of Leanne Kennedy, Borrisokane and formerly Lorrha. Born and raised in Lorrha village, Leanne was a well known, liked and popular young woman, a hard worker and a friendly face to everyone. Her untimely passing at the age of 35 leaves a huge void in the lives of her family, her children Kyle, Kian, Ciara  her mother Jean and Jean’s partner Noel, father Liam, brother Aidan, sister Donna, her grandmother Nellie, brother-in-law Mark, sister-in-law Louise, close friends Tom, Rachel, Ronan, Will, Ger and Mary, the Kennedy family Borrisokane, nieces, nephews, relatives, her Derg family and friends. After funeral Mass in Ss. Peter and Paul’s Church Borrisokane at 12 noon today Wednesday July 4th,  burial will take place in the adjoining cemetery. Donations if desired to Living Links. May she rest in peace.

Church News.

First Friday Mass on July 6th will be celebrated in Rathcabbin Church at 8.00p.m.  Confessions beforehand.
On Sunday 8th July Bishop Fintan Monahan will address the people of the parish with regard to diocesan changes, at Masses in the parish due to the transfer of our P.P. Fr. Pat Mulcahy in just two weeks time.

Pilgrimage.

The Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will take place on Sunday 29th July, led by Bishop Fintan Monahan. Ceremonies will begin at 2.30pm.
Mass will be celebrated outdoors at Redwood Castle (weather permitting) on Saturday 14th July at  8.00pm.

Portumna Tennis Summer Camp

Tennis Summer Camp: August 6th until August 10th, one hour sessions from 11am each day. (5-15yrs) (€35 non-member, €30 member). Text 087-3906067 to book.

Well Done.

Congratulations is extended to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary Intermediate camogie team on their great comeback in the second half of the All Ireland  championship series against Westmeath last Saturday to record a 3.13 to 4.8 victory. Tipp who now have two wins out of two outings will play Antrim on Saturday July 7th at 3.00pm in a curtain raiser to the senior game at 5.00pm Tipp v Cork. Both games are in The Ragg camogie pitch and we extend the best of luck to Clodagh and the two Tipp teams along with their backroom team who a manage both the Intermediate and Senior panels.

Fine Weather Set To Continue.

The past week with temps soaring to over 30 degrees has brought out the farming folk in droves as they make winter fodder for their animals. A decent bale of hay saved without rain hasn’t been made in this parish in many years, but this past week balers are popping up everywhere as both round and square good quality hay is baled or wrapped up. It even got busier from Sunday last July 1st for the farmers who are involved in GLAS who have been restricted from cutting hay because of the rule which banned cutting before July 1st or they would lose their grant. It was also an ideal time for those still cutting turf as they were able to save their winter fires with ease and without the dreaded fear of getting stuck in the bog. Although at this stage, we could all do with rain, we are however slow to mention the word because when the weather breaks it will probably stay broken for the rest of the year. Enjoy and stay safe.

Church News.

A Family Activity for the World Meeting of Families (WMOF): In conjunction with the WMOF, which will be held in Ireland in August of this year, families from all over the  country are invited to make a contribution to an art extibition on family life in Ireland. Families - both adults and children - are invited to create their own artwork, which will  first of all be gathered for a parish exhibition and then digitally photographed and submitted for display at the WMOF in Dublin in August. Pope Francis, who will attend the WMOF, says that through beauty, artists make the world better. He also says that living together is an art; a patient, beautiful, fascinating journey. All artwork to be with Mary Coen (087 2601413) by Monday, 16th July. For further information (regulations re size of artwork etc) see noticeboards in all 3 churches, Sceal shop, Lorrha or Kelly's, Rathcabbin.

De-Clutter.

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

GAA News

Senior: Lorrha will return to action in the Seamus O Riain Cup against Holycross/Ballycahill on the weekend of 11-12 August.

Junior: At the third time of asking, the junior hurlers won their first game in the championship last Sunday evening with a 1-21 to 2-15 win over Nenagh Eire Og in Moatfield. Lorrha have a bye in round 4 and now focus on their final group game away to Templederry on weekend 21-22 July which will determine who progresses to the quarter finals.

Minor: With the Tipperary minor hurlers winning the Munster title and progressing to the All Ireland semi-final, it opens up the opportunity for a couple of rounds of club cham in the coming weeks, beginning this Thursday 5th July v Toomevara in Puckane at 7.00pm. Lorrha Rovers won their first game against Ballina in April.

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers Gaels Under 16 'A' Hurling campaign begins on Monday 9thJuly, away to Nenagh Eire Og at 7.00pm

Under 14: Lorrha's next game is on Wednesday 18th July when they play Kilruane MacDonaghs.

Under 12: Lorrha's fine form continued over the last week, firstly defeating Toomevara 4-10 to 0-4 last Monday week, while on Friday they travelled to Ballina and won 2-10 to 2-4.

Last Monday, Lorrha took on Roscrea in Roscrea and won 3-11 to 1-2. Lorrha have one fine game to play against Kilruane MacDonaghs but with three wins from five so far, are challenging for the title.

Cul Camp: The Kellogg's Cul Camp in Lorrha takes place from Monday 23rd to Friday 27th July. Registration only online at www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie. Cost is €60 for 1stchild; €50 for 2nd child; €40 for 3rd and subsequent children. We ask all registrations to be completed as soon as possible to ensure all gear is there for the kids on the first morning.

Tipperary: Well done to the minor hurlers on their win in the Munster final. Best of luck to the Under 21's in their Munster final this evening (Wednesday).

Lotto: The jackpot is €4,950 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

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

Sympathy: Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the Kennedy family, Lorrha and Borrisokane on the passing of Leanne Kennedy. May she rest in peace


Lorrha Notes

Fr. Pat Mulcahy P.P. Lorrha was the special guest who raised the 5th Green Flag (Biodiversity Flag), in Lorrha School last Monday after he celebrated Mass in the school for the last time. He is pictured here with the teachers, pupils, parents and past pupils in what was a lovely occasion in the glorious sunshine.        

They head off to secondary school in September and on their final day in Lorrha School on Monday last, Chloe Kennedy, Rebecca Houlihan and Liam Kennedy presented school principal Mrs. Olive O’Meara with flowers and a card in appreciation for her work with them over the years. 

  

Lorrha NS pupils Niall Duggan and Ceri McGrath presented Fr. Pat Mulcahy P.P.  with a painting of St. Ruadhan’s Church during the end of year ceremony in the school grounds held in glorious sunshine last Monday. Fr. Pat who has been in the parish for the last 8 years will transfer to Clare on July 20th.  

 

Lorrha Cemetery Mass

The Lorrha Cemetery Mass will be celebrated on July 1st at 10.00 am. There will be vehicle access for any parishioners wishing to drive into the graveyard grounds, who would like to stay in their vehicles during mass. There also will be a maintenance graveyard collection on the day.

Diocesan Changes.

On Sunday 8th July Bishop Fintan Monahan will address the people of the parish with regard to diocesan changes, at Masses in the parish.

Pilgrimage.

The Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will take place on Sunday 29th July, led by Bishop Fintan Monahan. Ceremonies will begin at 2.30pm.

Mass will be celebrated outdoors at Redwood Castle (weather permitting) on Saturday 14th July at  8.00pm.

Parents Thanks.

The Parents Association of Rathcabbin School would like to express their appreciation and sincere thanks to everyone involved in the tractor/car run / sponsored walk /bake sale last sunday.  We had a tremendous turn out and we really appreciated the support and great effort that everyone went to on the day.  This support will greatly benefit and help our National School.. There are too many to thank individually......... so thank you so much to all involved.

Nicholas Chosen as Rose of Tralee Escort.

Congratulations is extended to Birr man Nicholas Corcoran who is now farming with his uncle Trevor Kenny at Kilcarron, Lorrha, who has been chosen as a “Rose of Tralee” escort in August. The Twenty-four year old recently returned home to Ireland after spending the last year living and working in Sydney Australia. Nicholas earned his place in the highly coveted line up following a series of interviews and gruelling bootcamp challenges along the Wild Atlantic Way earlier this month. He is now set to join his fellow escorts from across the country at the annual Rose of Tralee Festival in August. Nicholas said “with a degree in Agricultural Science my true passion is farming and I look forward to being a part of Ireland's bright agricultural future”.
Twenty-six year old Laura Durkan from Glenconnor, Clonmel will represent Tipperary in the Dome in Tralee come August. Enjoy the experience Nicholas.

Church News.

A Family Activity for the World Meeting of Families (WMOF): In conjunction with the WMOF, which will be held in Ireland in August of this year, families from all over the  country are invited to make a contribution to an art extibition on family life in Ireland. Families - both adults and children - are invited to create their own artwork, which will  first of all be gathered for a parish exhibition and then digitally photographed and submitted for display at the WMOF in Dublin in August. Pope Francis, who will attend the WMOF, says that through beauty, artists make the world better. He also says that living together is an art; a patient, beautiful, fascinating journey. All artwork to be with Mary Coen (087 2601413) by Monday, 16th July. For further information (regulations re size of artwork etc) see noticeboards in all 3 churches, Sceal shop, Lorrha or Kelly's, Rathcabbin.

De-Clutter.

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

GAA News

Senior: Lorrha were due to take JK Brackens in Moatfield last Sunday in their final game of the County League, however the Mid club were disappointingly unable to field a team. Lorrha finished the group in third place and retained their division 2 status. Preparations turn to the return of the Seamus O Riain Cup against Holycross/Ballycahill, likely to be in August

Junior: In round 3 of the North Junior 'B' Hurling Championship, Lorrha host Nenagh Eire Og on Sunday 1st July at 7.00pm, needing a win to stay in the hunt for the knockout stages.

Minor: Lorrha Rovers Gaels return to hurling championship action against Toomevara on Thursday 5th July in Cloughjordan at 7.30pm.

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers Gaels Under 16 'A' Hurling campaign begins on Monday 9thJuly, away to Nenagh Eire Og at 7.00pm

Under 14: On Tuesday 19th June last, in round 2, the U14's played Kiladangan in Puckane and drew 2-10 to 3-7. Lorrha's next game is not until Wednesday 18th July when they play Kilruane MacDonaghs.

Under 12: The Under 12 hurlers secured their first win of the championship last Friday with a superb 2-6 to 3-2 win over Nenagh Eire Og in Moatfield. Last Monday, Lorrha also hosted Toomevara and recorded a fine 4-10 to 0-4 win. Next Friday 29thJune, Lorrha face Ballina in Ballina at 7.30pm, and next Monday 2nd July, Lorrha travel to Roscrea to face the home side at 7.00pm

Cul Camp: The Kellogg's Cul Camp in Lorrha takes place from Monday 23rd to Friday 27th July. Registration only online at www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie. Cost is €60 for 1stchild; €50 for 2nd child; €40 for 3rd and subsequent children. We ask all registrations to be completed as soon as possible to ensure all gear is there for the kids on the first morning.

Tipperary: Best of luck to the Tipperary minor hurlers in the Munster final against Limerick next Sunday.

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

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

 


Lorrha Notes

They didn’t let the rain deter them as they had fun while also raising funds for Rathcabbin NS on Sunday last. School principal Conor Darcy along with special guest Patrick “Bonner” Maher surrounded by members of the Parents Association who organised the event, declaring the 5km tractor/vintage car run open

Killaloe Diocesan Changes:

As all are aware by now on July 20th the parish will lose Fr. Pat Mulcahy P.P. who has served us well for the last number of years. From July 20th  the Diocese will be divided into 15 Pastoral Areas. We are part of Area 13 along with Borrisokane & Terryglass which will be administered by two priests – Vicar Forane Fr. Tom O’Halloran and Fr. Michael Cooney. Obviously this will mean adjustments will have to be made to current Mass schedules etc.  Fr. Pat  transfers to Pastoral Area 10 – Killaloe, Clonlara and Castleconnell and he will reside in Clonlara. We extend many good wishes to him in his new appointment and thank him for his work here in our parish and hope he enjoyed his time with us. We will certainly miss him.

Well Done.

Congrulations is extended to Fr. John Donnelly, A.P. who will be a priest for seventy years (i.e. Platinum) on  June 20th. Also, Sr. Marie Therese Guinan, Carmelite Monastery, Kilmacud, Dublin, formerly of Culleen, Rathcabbin, who celebrates seventy years as a nun on July 7th. We pray God’s blessing of health and peace on our beloved Pastor and Sister.

Lorrha Cemetery Mass.

The Lorrha Cemetery Mass will be on July 1st at 10 am, there will be vehicle access for any parishioners wishing to drive into the graveyard grounds, who would like to stay in their vehicles during mass. There also will be a maintenance graveyard collection on the day.

St. Pio Mass.

St. Pio Mass will be celebrated in St. Brendan’s Church Birr on Thursday evening 21st at 7.30pm. This is a very special year as it is the 50th anniversary of the death of Padre Pio and the 100th anniversary of the appearance of the stigmata, the wounds of Christ, on his body. All are welcome.

Singers Wanted.

Lorrha man Pascal Kennedy is wished every success as he steps into the role of director of Oxmantown Singers group for the 2018/2019 season. The group under the direction of Pascal are now accepting applications for 2018/19. Please contact Pascal at  pascalkennedymusic@gmail.com or call (087) 6337627 for further information.  

Well Done.

Congratulations is extended to Celine Guinan from Rathcabbin NS who lined out in the Tipperary camogie team in the Primary Game at half time of the Munster Championship game between Tipperary and Clare on Sunday 10th.  Celine was also in action the previous day along with two more fellow parishioners Lisa Duggan and Frances Bugler, when they helped Shannon Rovers under 14's win the Division 1 Regional Feile competition which was held in Kilkenny. Well done Celine, Lisa and Frances.

Church News.

A Family Activity for the World Meeting of Families (WMOF): In conjunction with the WMOF, which will be held in Ireland in August of this year, families from all over the  country are invited to make a contribution to an art extibition on family life in Ireland. Families - both adults and children - are invited to create their own artwork, which will  first of all be gathered for a parish exhibition and then digitally photographed and submitted for display at the WMOF in Dublin in August. Pope Francis, who will attend the WMOF, says that through beauty, artists make the world better. He also says that living together is an art; a patient, beautiful, fascinating journey. All artwork to be with Mary Coen (087 2601413) by Monday, 16th July. For further information (regulations re size of artwork etc) see noticeboards in all 3 churches, Sceal shop, Lorrha or Kelly's, Rathcabbin.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement.

St. Ruadhan’s have closed for the summer since Wednesday last. Everyone enjoyed a wonderful meal at Joe and Avril O’Keefe’s home in Carrigahorig. A feast in beautiful surroundings. Sincere thanks to Avril, Joe and staff for their hospitality and excellent menu. A special thank you to Ken Daly and staff for transporting people weekly. We wish all our members who are ill, a speedy recovery from their ailments and illness. Wishing everyone a safe and peaceful summer until we return in September DV.

De-Clutter.

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


Lorrha Notes

  

Commiserations to Brian Hogan, Patrick “Bonner” Maher, Eoin McIntyre and John Madden and the Tipp senior hurlers who are now out of the Championship after losing to Clare on Sunday last.

                                                  

Urgent Appeal Continues.

Lorrha Tidy Towns are appealing for help with clean up around the village, approach roads and areas. Some painting, weeding, planting flowers, and watering what is already there, needs to be done urgently. Adjudication took place on June 12th last year so can happen any day and an appeal for anyone who can spare some time, to please let us know on  (086) 8493595 / (087) 2601413 or (086) 8647166. People are giving time already when it suits them to do so, and many thanks to those people, but lots more help is badly needed urgently.

Oxmantown Singers Birr

A past student of Deirdre Hanniffy of the Oxmantown singers and Lorrha man Pascal Kennedy is wished every success as he steps into the role of director of the group for the 2018/2019 season. Many good wishes is extended to Deirdre  on her retirement from the Oxmantown Singers after 27 years. She is thanked for her dedication and contribution to the lives of young people and music all around the Midlands. Oxmantown singers under the direction of Pascal are now accepting applications for 2018/19. Please contact Pascal at  pascalkennedymusic@gmail.com or call (087) 6337627 for further information. Good  Pascal.

Church News.

Killaloe Diocese pilgrimage to Lourdes: Bishop Fintan Monahan will lead the 62nd Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes from Shannon Airport on Tuesday 26th June, returning on Sunday 1st July. €695 full board for online booking at www.joewalshtours.ie   or €705 for paper booking.  Special section for sick or assisted pilgrims at a reduced price. Full details from Fr.Tom Ryan, Pilgrimage Director on 061 364133.

Pope Francis coming to World Meeting of Families – be part of this great and exciting event by registering  or volunteering at www.worldmeeting2018.ie  All family members under 18 are free.  Access to all events is by registration and ticket.

Rathcabbin Parent's Association

The Parents Association of Rathcabbin school are holding a 5km walk/cycle and a tractor / vintage car run on Sunday 17th June 2018 in order to raise funds for the National School. There is also a bake sale in the school on the day which showcases all the parents baking talents!!! The walk/cycle / tractor/vintage car run will commence after mass at approximately 12.30pm. Registration for the tractors/cars will take place at 11am before Mass from the  school and they  would love to have the support of as many of the tractor/car enthusiasts and farming families/friends on the day from the parish and beyond, on the day. The cost per tractor/car is €20 and all proceeds go towards the National School. All are very welcome to attend and take part on the day and there will be refreshments, entertainment and a bake sale afterwards in the National School.   Many thanks for all your support.  Please contact Clare on 087 1364936 if you have any queries.

Birthday Greetings.

The management, staff and fellow patients of St. Kieran’s Care Home, Rathcabbin extend birthday greetings to Margaret, Cora and Billy who celebrated their birthday’s with family members and staff of St.Kieran’s recently. Proprietor of St. Kieran’s William O’Sullivan wishes to extend thanks to the staff for the recent ‘glowing’ H.I.Q.A. (Health Information & Quality Authority) report which St. Kieran’s Care Home received last week. Well done to all.

De-Clutter.

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

GAA News

Senior: Lorrha's next game in the County League is away to Kilruane MacDonaghs this evening, Wednesday 13th June in Cloughjordan at 8.00pm where they need a win to stay in the hunt for the semi-finals and promotion.

Junior: Lorrha were back in action again last evening (Tuesday) when they took on Silvermines in round 2 of the championship and suffered a disappointing 2-19 to 0-10 defeat. In round 3, Lorrha host Nenagh Eire Og on weekend of 23 June, needing a win to stay in the hunt.

Minor: Lorrha Rovers Gaels return to championship action on either 21st or 28th June against Toomevara.

Under 14: The North Under 14 'B' Hurling Championship gets underway against Newport in Moatfield on Thursday 14th June at 7.00pm. On Tuesday 19th June, they play Kiladangan in Puckane at 6.30pm

Under 12: The 'A' hurlers took on Borris-Ileigh on Bank Holiday Monday last and were defeated 3-10 to 0-6. The 'A' teams game against Toomevara last Monday didn't take place and has been rescheduled for Monday 25th June. Next Friday, 15th June, the 'A' team are away to Ballina at 7.30pm.

Tipperary: Hard luck to Patrick Maher, Brian Hogan, Eoin McIntyre, John Madden and the Tipperary senior hurling team whose championship campaign has come to an end following the loss to Clare last Sunday.

Primary Game: Well done to Celine Guinan from Rathcabbin NS who lined out in the Tipperary camogie team in the Primary Game at half time of the Munster Championship game between Tipperary and Clare last Sunday. The previous day she helped Shannon Rovers under 14's win the Regional Feile tournament held in Kilkenny.

Cul Camp: This years Kellogg's Cul Camp in Lorrha takes place from Monday 23rd to Friday 27th July. Registration only online at www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie. Cost is €60 for 1st child; €50 for 2nd child; €40 for 3rd and subsequent children.

Lotto: The jackpot is €4,500 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie. The Club wishes to advise that the numbers chosen from in the draw have risen from 30 to 32. Newly designed tickets are now in circulation with all our promoters; all old tickets are now invalid and can be disposed of. Nothing else in the draw changes with same Match 3 (or lucky dips) and promoters prizes. Thank you for your continued support.

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