Lorrha/Dorrha
 

Lorrha Notes

           

                  Merry Christmas to all readers of Lorrhadorrha.ie

Don’t forget to purchase your copy of the Lorrha & Dorrha parish calendar. You can purchase a copy in Pat Hough’s, Friars Tavern, Colette Hair Salon, Lorrha Shop, Mulrooney’s Ferry Service Station, Ferry Inn and in Brophy’s only in Rathcabbin. Buckley’s Super Valu in Birr. In Portumna: Salmons Newsagents, Boathouse, Lorraine Hair Salon, O’Meara’s Super Valu and Heenan’s in Borrisokane. We thank our advertisers and those who sell the calendar and ask you to support their business. If you would like to have a copy posted to you, email info@lorrhadorrha.ie or call (086) 8647166.

Congratulations is extended to Eoin McIntyre, son of Aidan and Pauline, Portland, Lorrha who was recently conferred with an Honours B.Ed. degree from St. Patrick’s College. A college of DCU.  Well done Eoin and all the best in the future.

Congratulations to Ava Young Lorrha pictured with coaches Padraig Hennessy and Aidan  Whelan who presented her with a Double grade in Bo-Ju-Kai at Nenagh kickboxing club. Ava is a pupil of Lorrha N.S. and we wish her continued success.

Lorrha & Dorrha Parish Calendar.

Don’t forget to purchase your copy of the Lorrha & Dorrha parish calendar. You can purchase a copy in Pat Hough’s, Friars Tavern, Colette Hair Salon, Lorrha Shop, Mulrooney’s Ferry Service Station, Ferry Inn and in Brophy’s only in Rathcabbin. Buckley’s Super Valu in Birr. In Portumna: Salmons Newsagents, Boathouse, Lorraine Hair Salon, O’Meara’s Super Valu and Heenan’s in Borrisokane. We thank our advertisers and those who sell the calendar and ask you to support their business. If you would like to have a copy posted to you, email info@lorrhadorrha.ie or call (086) 8647166.

Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns.

The committee wish to offer thanks to everyone who helped them in so many ways throughout the last year and they would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy and peaceful Christmas with many blessings in the new year.

Late Tom Lambe.

The peaceful death took place on Monday December 12th at St. Kieran’s Care Home, Rathcabbin of Tom Lambe, Coolross, Rathcabbin.  Tom who was in his 98th year was well know through his sporting career. He will be missed by all who knew him. Predeceased by his daughter Anne, he is survived by his wife Annie, daughter Mary, son Willie, sister Maureen Moran (Rathcabbin), sisters in-law, grandchildren Pauline, Thomas, John, Rebekah and their partners, 6 great – grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and a wide circle of friends. After funeral Mass in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church, Rathcabbin on Wednesday 14th. burial took place Bonaham cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Church News

Christmas arrangements. Christmas Eve,  Saturday,  24th December – Vigil Mass in Lorrha Church at 8.00pm and on Christmas Day – Sunday 25th  in Redwood Church – 9.30a.m. and  in Rathcabbin  Church at 11.30a.m.
Sacrament of Reconciliation i.e. (communal examination of conscience and confession) in Lorrha Church  6.30 – 7.30 p.m. on Wednesday 21st December.

Prepare for the coming of Santa with a short prayer service and blessing from Fr. Pat in our Lady Queen of Ireland Church on Christmas Eve (Sat) at 6.00pm.  See you there!

Date for your Diary.

Rathcabbin Players forthcoming production “Thy Will Be Done” will be staged in Rathcabbin Hall from Thursday January 19th to 22nd and for two nights only the following week-end the 28th and 29th.  This comedy was written by Michael Carey and will be produced by Marian Frawley from Portumna. Rathcabbin Players would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy Christmas and look forward to meeting you all in January.

Arts Dinner.

Portumna Arts Group & Shorelines Arts Festival would like to wish all our friends, sponsors, performers, volunteers and audiences a very Happy Christmas!

And, on the 12th night as is customary, the annual Arts Dinner will once again take place in O’Meara’s Restaurant on January 6th at 7.15 pm.

3-Course menu for €20 (choice of starter/main/dessert incl. vegetarian option). With a complimentary glass of wine and lots of fun, this is an ideal way to celebrate the last day of Christmas. Booking is essential – drop your €20 to Noelle in Hayes & Hayes Pharmacy or Joan in the Credit Union by 31st December. Any questions — M: 085-1925466.

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

GAA News

 

Senior Club AGM: was held in the Clubhouse last Thursday night in front of a good attendance. In their final reports, Secretary Shane Brophy and Treasurer Declan O’Meara respectively provided details accounts for the past year with while Chairman Graham Downes thanked everyone for their work but also announced that he would be stepping down as chairman.
The following officers were elected: President – Michael O’Meara (The Hill); Vice-Presidents – Fr Pat Mulcahy, Sean O’Meara; Chairman – Vacant; Vice-Chairpersons – Pat Kennedy, Padraig Madden; Secretary – Vacant; Assistant Secretary – Shane Brophy; Treasurer – Vacant; Assistant Treasurer & Registrar – Louise Mannion; PRO – Shane Brophy; County Board Delegate – Vacant; Development Officers – Tony Coen, Tommy Cahalan; Coaching Officer – JP Houlihan; Schools Officer – Dessie Clancy; Cultural Officer – David Broderick; Health & Wellbeing Officer – Vacant; Players Reps – to be confirmed by senior and junior hurling managements.
Tom Madden (manager), Ken Hogan (coach) and Padraig Madden were ratified as the senior hurling management for 2017 while Joe Dolan and Adrian Molloy will be in charge of the junior hurlers. Under 21 management has yet to be confirmed following an approach by Shannon Rovers Gaels over a possible amalgamation while mentors for the minor amalgamation have also to be confirmed in the coming weeks.

The Adjourned AGM is fixed for Wednesday 4th January in the Clubhouse at 8pm. Nominations are now being accepted for positions of Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and Co Board Delegate. Nominations can be brought to the meeting on the night. All members are asked to attend.

Auction: will take place on Sunday 29th August at 2.00pm

Schools: Congratulations to Colm Fogarty who helped Borrisokane Community College to win the Tipperary Post Primary Schools Under 15 ‘B’ hurling title recently.

Lotto: Congratulations to Bridie Harnett who won the Lorrha GAA Lotto jackpot of €12,150 last week. The lucky numbers were: 8 – 15 – 16 – 20. The promoter of the winning ticket was Martin Hough and both were presented with their winnings last Sunday evening. Our jackpot now reverts to €3000 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play our lotto online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: on Friday 23rd December to the music of Pat & Richie and on Friday 30th December with Glen Flynn. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Sympathy: Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the Lambe family on the passing of Tom Lambe, Coolross, at the age of 98. Tom Lambe was a very active man and loved athletics and hurling in equal measure. From an early age he was a classy hurler, particularly in the half back line and helped Lorrha to the County Intermediate title in 1946 and the North Senior Hurling title in 1948, hurling at adult level for over 20 years before going onto be a selector on numerous teams as well as being active in club affairs. He was presented with a Sean Ghael award by the Tipperary County Board in 2010. May he rest in peace.

Lorrha GAA Club would like to wish all our players, members, supporters and parishioners as Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Construction Industry Careers.

Construction Industry Federation’s Jobs website aimed at getting people to stay home this Christmas as salaries in industry increasing cifjobs.ie targeting the Diaspora to fill 112,000 jobs required up to 2020 as activity in the regions expected to grow

The Construction Industry Federation has launched a website featuring career opportunities in the construction industry.   Demand for skills is outstripping supply and Hays Recruitment’s recent salary guide reporting that those with experience in the sector seeing salary increases of 10%.  Another report commissioned by the CIF, (Demand for Skills in Construction to 2020) and carried out by DKM economic consultants, states that construction activity can sustain an additional 112,000 jobs up to 2020 with an estimated €19 billion worth of projects in the pipeline in 2017.

The website features jobs with leading construction companies and is aimed to show those returning home for Christmas that their skills are in demand.  DKM estimated that the Irish industry will require up to 2020 in the region of:

  •     15,200 electricians
  •     7, 800 bricklayers
  •     11,800 plumbers
  •     30,800 carpenters and joiners
  •     13,900 plasters/Floor and tilers
  •     9,400 painters and decorators
  •     9,600 managers
  •     18,100 operatives
  •     27,600 general labourers

Director General of the CIF, Tom Parlon stated;

“The construction industry is growing strongly across all our sectors and trades.  We are asking Irish people with construction experience who have left Ireland to consider returning to take up a role in construction.  There is sufficient work in the pipeline to require about another 112,000 jobs up to 2020 and beyond.

The Government’s will likely expand the €43billion Capital Programme in 2017, the Rebuilding Ireland Strategy envisages an annual output of 25,000 houses per year by 2020 and the demand for specialist buildings related to FDI is increasing.  So, there is a basis for people to build strong careers in construction here in Ireland.

The recent Hays Recruitment Salary guide showed that salaries are on the increase and approaching those levels of Canada, Australia and the US for those with experience particularly in QS, architecture, building services and increasingly the trades.  The CIF is attempting to ensure there are sufficient skilled employees by engaging in several initiatives.  We’re working with the Education and Training Boards (ETBs) to upskill those on the live register with construction experience.  We’re attracting young people into the industry by highlighting the modern globalised careers available.  Finally, we’re trying to get the positive news about the industry and Ireland in general to those in the diaspora to attract them back.  Cifjobs.ie will highlight the jobs available in our member companies and allow potential candidates to engage directly with Ireland’s leading construction companies.”

The CIF is partnering with a number of organisations such as DKM consultants, Hays Recruitment Ireland, ICDS Recruitment, Back4Good.ie and the CIF’s Pension Administration Services to inform Irish emigrants of the opportunities in Ireland.