ANZAC Day in Lorrha.
Sunday last April 25th was Anzac Day and a very low key and brief wreath laying ceremony took place in Lorrha at the Martin O’Meara VC memorial. Because of current restrictions, the event complete with social distancing, was brief but respectful not just to all those from the parish who fought and died in WW1 but in particular to our parish VC recipient Martin O’Meara. The Australian Embassy made late contact during the week and arranged delivery of a wreath to the parish community. Pictured here are sisters Carmel and Sheila O’Meara Lissernane neighbours of Martin O’Meara who laid the wreath which was kindly organised by the Australian Ambassador HE Mr. Gary Gray. Carmel and Sheila are no relation to Martin. More photographs can be viewed under Martin O’Meara.
Roll out of Covid Vaccine.
Registration is now open for ages 65-69 on the HSE Vaccine Portal. You can also book by phoning LoCall: 1850 24 1850 8am to 8pm, Mon to Sun. Please have: your PPS No., EIRCODE, a mobile number or an email address to receive your appointment before you call HSE. Vaccination registration for age 60-64 opened on Friday 23rd April.
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Munster Draws Made.
Tipperary hurling manager Liam Sheedy and his football counterpart David Power can now set their sights on the grand prize that lies ahead of them when they return to training this week with their respective squads, the first time this year. Tipperary’s Allianz National Hurling league fixtures will commence on May 8th with all-Ireland champions Limerick hosting Liam Sheedy’s men in the Gaelic Grounds at 5:30pm. The Tipp hurlers will have their second game against Cork in Semple Stadium on Saturday 15 at 7:30pm, while there will be a double header in Semple Stadium on Saturday 22nd when the hurlers play Galway at 1:30pm and the footballers play Kildare at 4:40pm. Next up is a trip to Mullingar to play Westmeath on May 5th at 2.00pm. Finally, Tipp hurlers will take on Liam Cahill’s Waterford in Walsh Park on Sunday May 13th at 1:45pm. With a second chance in the hurling, all Tipp fans will be eager to see the Premier county progress this year. The best of luck to our own parish club players, Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher and Brian Hogan.
In the football, it’s a win or out situation with no second chance here. So for the first time in many a long year, Tipperary will go in defence of their title when they play Limerick in the Gaelic Grounds on May 15th at 5.00pm. Next up is a trip to Tullamore to play Offaly on May 29th at 3.00pm. Borrisokane club man and long serving Tipperary player Philip Austin bade farewell to the scene last week. Philip is wished all the best in his retirement.
In the Littlewoods Ireland national camogie league, Tipp seniors and Intermediate panels also return to training and will welcome getting back to group training just like their male counterparts. In round one, Tipp seniors play Cork on May 15th. , and in round two they play Waterford on May 22nd. The Intermediate will also play Cork on May 15th. Galway on May 22nd and Kerry on May 29th. The best of luck is extended to our own parish club player Clodagh McIntyre.
Scoil Lua Naofa Lorrha is accepting enrolments for the 2021/22 school year. Application forms can be downloaded from the school website www.lorrhans.ie , by email to the school at email@example.com or by calling the school at (090) 9747295 and we can drop a form to you in the post.
Masses: as we continue in Level 5 Covid Restrictions, masses are available as follows:
Weekday Masses Tue, Thurs. and Fri. At 10am are available on webcam.
Our churches remain open daily for private prayer.
Anyone wishing to book an anniversary mass please contact the Parish Office on 090-9747009. Both Fr Tom and Fr Michael are happy to include anniversaries in their weekend masses, in Terryglass by audio on Saturday evenings and on webcam on Sunday mornings in Borrisokane.
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.
A Covid-19 support line is available for older people and is managed by ALONE, a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of the Coronavirus. Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024. You can also contact the Samaritans: Ph: 116,123, Text 087 2609090, email firstname.lastname@example.org . Pieta House: Ph 1800 247 247, text HELP to 51444. Aware: Ph. 1800 804 848, email supportmail@:aware.ie
Juvenile AGM: Our juvenile AGM was held last Thursday night week on Zoom. Officers for the year ahead are as follows. Chairperson: Colm Kennedy. Vice-Chair: Tom Kennedy. Secretary: Kathleen Gleeson. Vice Secretary: Caroline O’Brien. The following management teams have also been confirmed. U11: colm Kennedy, Jimmy donoghue, Brenda Ryan and Marie Clare Fogarty. U13: Martina Duffy, Rob Fitzgerald, Paddy Reddin and Paudie Kennedy. U15: Jimmy dunne, Kevin hough, Micheal Kennedy and Trish broderick . U17 John Madden (selectors tbc). U7/9: Rota of parents/guardians interested in volunteering is being arranged.
Juvenile return to play: It was a sight to see some of our juvenile teams return to training throughout this week. A reminder, membership has to be paid before starting back along with a covid declaration.
Let’s hope for another successful and enjoyable year ahead.
Juvenile car-treasure hunt: Our juvenile club are running a car treasure hunt this Sunday, May 2, beginning at the clubhouse at 2.00. Contact Colm Kennedy (0868170633) or Kathleen Duffy (0868694528) for details.
First aid and cpr training course: Takes place on the 6th of may at 6.30 . Anyone wishing to do the course please contact Colm Kennedy on 086/8170633 or Kathleen on 0868694528.
Lotto: The lotto jackpot is at €4650 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 chairman Joe Dolan (0879673124), Hubert Duggan (0872185995) or Kevin Molloy (0876738986).
Euro-Millions: With our current term up in May, the club will be re-running the Euro Millions lotto fundraiser this year. The prize pot is above the €4000 mark as things stand, let’s hope we have so more luck before the end of next month.
Lissernane neighbours of Martin O’Meara VC. From left Mary Stephens, Mick Hoctor, Carmel O’Meara, Sheila O’Meara, Joe Dolan, Michael O’Meara.