Lorrha Notes

Late Jerry Lambe.

The death took place on Saturday October 5th of Jerry Lambe, Annagh, Rathcabbin. An octogenarian, he was born and raised in Rathcabbin and farmed in Annagh all his life. A quiet unassuming individual, he was well known in the community. Sympathy is extended to his sister, nephews, nieces, grand-nephews, grand-nieces, neighbours, relatives and friends on their sad loss. His remains were removed to Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin on Sunday evening the 6th and after funeral Mass there the following day burial took place in Lorrha Cemetery. May he rest in peace.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement.

We are now back to our regular meetings on Wednesdays and are looking forward to some interesting outings i.e. walk in the forest, lunch at the golf club etc. If you would like to join us and take part in our activities, please come along any Wednesday to Lorrha Community Hall from 2.30. All new members welcome.

Please note the date and venue for our night at the greyhound races has changed from Thursday, 14th November to Saturday 16th November.  The venue is now Limerick.  Names are being taken at the moment for this outing and should anyone wish to join us on this trip, please contact Nancy on 087 761 3458 or Betty on 087 666 7374 or Tim on 087 755 8762 as soon as possible as final arrangements need to be made.

Unwanted Clothing Collection.

Thanks to all who have contributed to the unwanted clothes collection by Lorrha Development / Tidy Towns.  We continue with collections over the winter months and any bags of unwanted clothes can be collected by calling or texting  (086) 8493595/ (086) 8647166/ (087) 2601413 with your name and details.

We will accept any kind of bag or in bags provided by the committee. We appreciate your support and the money raised goes back into the ongoing work around Lorrha village.

New Recognition.

The Minsiter for Local Government At Karrakatta Cemetery in Australia where Lorrha man Martin O’Meara is buried, launched a new  historical walk/trail with new QR codes being  placed at the graves of persons of interest, which can be scanned by smart phones, to produce information etc about that person. Martin’s grave  is one of the 45 graves identified as part of this trail. You can find further details at:http://www.mcb.wa.gov.au/Libraries/Documents_-_general_website/Walk_Trails_Two_map.sflb.ashx

Well Done.

North tipperary Ploughing Association would like to congratulate all its members for their participation in the All Ireland Ploughing Championships which took place in Ratheniska, Stadbally, Co. Laois at the end of September. Congratulations to Liam Murphy who was placed 3rd in the Junior Class. We look forward to returning to Ratheniska next year.

Lorrha Camogie.

Junior A:

The Lorrha Girls are pride of the parish as they have reached the County Final. The parish is behind the panel and management and wish them the Best of Luck. The girls and management deserve huge credit for getting to the County Final. Please come out and support the panel and management, put your banners bunting up! Lorrha Vs Kilruane MacDonaghs is on this Sunday the 20th at 3pm, in The Ragg Pitch, County Camogie Grounds. Best of Luck Colm, Jimmy and Panel.

Well done to the Lorrha U12 girls who had a great win over Kildangan on Saturday in Moatfield The girls played brilliant from Eimear Hogan in goals right up to the forwards!
The girls scored 5-06 Great scoring well done!! They now play their last group match against Roscrea in Roscrea on Saturday. Times to be confirmed.
Underage training continues this Tuesday and Thursday at 6.30 Bring Runners for indoor.

Halloween GAA Camp:
There will be a Lorrha GAA Camp running for 3 days in Moatfield GAA Complex  from the 29th to the 31st of October from 10am- 1pm Daily.
Cost €20 per child. Age’s 5-12 year old. Everyone Welcome! Forms and leaflets are in Kelly’s Shop, Rathcabbin and Mahers In Lorrha Contact James Dunne: 087 6255148 Katie Kennedy 085 1798015

Training Gear for Lorrha Camogie!
We have 2 weeks left!! Lucozade sports drink are offering all teams around Ireland free gear! Lorrha Camogie Club are getting involved and we want your help!
We need to collect as many of the Lucozade Sport and Lucozade Sport Lite bottle caps. We have only another 2 weeks so please gather up your caps and keep collecting and drop them into Kellys Shop Rathcabbin, Mahers shop Lorrha or give to any member of the Camogie panel!
Training gear like cones, balls, Bibs, Water Bottles are vital to the running of the Club so please try and collect as many as you can!
More info on www.lucozadesport.ie

Lorrha Camogie Club Facebook Page:
Keep up to Date on all Juvenile and Adult Fixtures, Results, Photo’s old and new and whats happening in Lorrha Camogie Club.

Parent and Toddler Group.

Rathcabbin Parent & Toddler Group will hold a music and dance session on Tuesday 22nd October from 10.30am-12 noon in Rathcabbin Hall. Parents, grandparents and childminders of children from 0-3 years are invited to attend. All welcome. Enquiries: Marian/Brigid @ 067 41922

Rathcabbin Players.

Rathcabbin Players held their A.G.M. last week and will hold their first casting for their forthcoming play on Wednesday night 16th at 8pm. The play will go on stage the last week of January and the first week in February 2014. Anyone interested in reading and taking a part under the direction of Banagher man Brendan Dolan is invited to come along Wednesday night to Rathcabbin Hall. We hope to see our present members there and new recruits will be very welcome. The meeting saw Pauline Walsh step aside after completing three years as secretary and this position was filled by Fiona Kennedy. All other positions remain the same. Anyone requiring further information can contact the chairman Tadhg Nevin on (087) 4125642.

Fundraising Event.

Colm Hogan is doing a fundraising event for Midlands Simon Community, running the forthcoming Dublin City Marathon on the October Bank Holiday Monday. He would very much appreciate your support in helping him to raise funds for his chosen charity and he has created a fundraising page on www.mycharity.ie. On it you can read a few words about the event that he is doing and about Midlands Simon that I have chosen to support. www.mycharity.ie/event/colm_hogans_event.You can sponsor his via credit or debit card. Rest assured that your transaction on the mycharity.ie website is very secure. You will automatically receive an e-mail from him thanking you for your support, and acknowledging the amount of your donation or you can post your donation directly to him at Colm Hogan, Development Officer, Midlands Simon Community, P.O. Box 27, Athlone, Co.Westmeath. Any donation you can make, no matter how small, will be hugely appreciated!

 About Midlands Simon Community

Midlands Simon Community provides a range of vital services to individuals, couples, and families who are either at risk of, or who are experiencing homelessness across the counties of Laois, Longford, Offaly, Westmeath, and the wider Midlands region. While the main priority of our work is to assist our Service Users to move out of homelessness, and into a permanent home, we also work very closely to help overcome the many other difficulties faced by those experiencing homelessness, such as loneliness, isolation, poverty, and health and welfare issues. We also campaign and advocate and provide a much needed voice for those on the margins of our society. In short, it is our aim to help all our Service Users to rebuild their lives, and move out of homelessness into a permanent home. Thank you for your continued support and your generosity.

Date For Your Diary.

Lorrha National School Parents Association are holding a fundraising dance in the GAA clubhouse in Moatfield on Saturday 2nd November at 10p.m. Music will be provided by “Outa Diesel”. Door prizes of TV’s and a hamper. Great music, great door prizes, and only €10 admission. Tickets can be had by contacting (087) 9191689 / (087) 2984226. This is one night you won’t want to miss.

North Tipperary Leader Partnership

Career Advice for Jobseekers – Lorrha Community Hall. Drop in Service available on Tuesday November 5th  from 10 am to 1pm and again on Tuesday December 3rd  from 10 am to 1pm. Covering CV preparation, job seeking skills, education/training options, interview skills, self-employment options. For further information you can contact Caroline at 087-7378724, cshanahan@ntlp.ie

Smile Awhile and Laugh A Little Every Day.

A certain little girl, when asked her name, would reply, I’m Mr. Sugarbrown’s daughter.’
Her mother told her this was wrong, she must say, ‘I’m Jane Sugarbrown.’
The Vicar spoke to her in Sunday School, and said, ‘Aren’t you Mr. Sugarbrown’s daughter?’
She replied, ‘I thought I was, but mother says I’m not.’