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

Lorrha Notes

Capt. Steve Muir organised to have Martin O'Meara's medals taken to his grave site for some photographs and a Service. They had the Commanding Officer of the 16th Battalion, The Royal Western Australia Regiment (LTCOL Leigh Partridge) and the Regimental Sergeant Major (WO1 Richard Bushnell) there for the occasion, and they brought the Battalion’s Colours with them as well.

Late Pat Reddin.

The peaceful death occurred on Tuesday 22nd November in the wonderful care of the staff in Bushy Park Nursing Home, Borrisokane of Pat Reddin, Cullagh, Rathcabbin and late of St. Kieran’s Care Home, Rathcabbin.
Pat was a great character, a good neighbour and a supporter of all things cultural. He was hard worker from a young age, taking over the family farm in the late 1950’s after his father passed away. He had many interests including reading the local and national papers and would collect the papers weekly and bring to his neighbours. He was involved with North Tipperary Ploughing for many years and hosted at least three championships on his land, the first one in 1966 after Rathcabbin Ploughing was formed. He went on to plough himself for several years in the championships. Another favourite past time of his was his involvement with Lorrha Comhaltas with his late wife Anne. In the 1980’s both Pat and Anne were members of the set dancing group who won the Munster final and went on to compete in the All Ireland final. They both travelled a lot with the local Comhaltas group which was very strong in the parish at that time and they competed in many competitions up and down the country.  Another interest of Pat’s was the GAA which he was heavily involved in for a long number of years.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife Anne in 2018, sisters Sally, Sr. De Lourdes and Frances. He will be sadly missed and dearly remembered by his sons John, Padraig, William and Gerard, his daughter Florence, daughters-in-law, son-in-law, his adored grandchildren and great grandchild, nieces and nephew to whom sympathy is offered.
After funeral Mass on Friday morning 25th in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church, Rathcabbin, burial took place in Aglish Cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to the Dagg Families on the death of their sister, aunt and cousin, Frances Delahunt, Lusmagh which occurred on Wednesday 23rd November in her 100th year, at Tullamore Hospital, having spent some time in the kind and tender care of Eliza Lodge Nursing Home. Frances was predeceased by her husband Ned. Deeply regretted by her family and a wide circle of friends.
After funeral Service in St. Paul's Church, Banagher on Friday 25th. burial took place afterwards in Ballingarry (Co. Tipperary) Churchyard. May she rest in peace.

Congratulations

Congratulations and well done to Lorrha NS football team who had a great win over Killusty NS in the County Final on Friday last in Templetuohy on a score line of Lorrha 5.3 to Killusty 2.5. Level at half time, the Lorrha boys and girls were the better side and ran out easy winners in the end. A well deserved victory for this hard working squad who have played wonderful football over recent months. The squad consist of, Nathan Young (Captain), Lee Mannion, Colin Coughlan, Cathal Lambe, Joshua Kelly, Patrick Seman, Eoghan Kennedy, Jude Heenan, Oscar Morin Gradwell, Edel Kinsella, Saoirse O’Meara, Zara Curran, Megan Hanlon, Rachel Kinsella. And also well done to their mentors Olive O’Meara (Principal), Aoife McLoughney and Tom Duggan.

Carol Service.   

An Ecumenical Carol Service will be held in St Ruadhans Church of Ireland Lorrha on Thursday 15th December @ 8.00pm. All are welcome.

Christmas Show.

Redwood NS will be holding their Christmas Show on Wednesday 14th December @7pm in Redwood Church. We invite everyone to come along for a great evening of entertainment with tea and refreshemts for all afterwards in the school. An evening not to be missed!

Rathcabbin Hall.

Rathcabbin Hall committee have announced the following activities taking place in the hall.
Bootcamp every Monday nights at 8.15pm all welcome.
Christmas  Special Card game Tuesday 27th December at 8.30pm in the Hall.

Rathcabbin Hall AGM Monday January 9th at 8.30pm . Everyone welcome to attend .
Any club or organization wishing to book the hall for meetings or events can call (087) 1364936.

School Musical.

 Banagher College's TY's musical pantomime, 'Adrian, the Alternative Pantomime'.   This is not to be missed! Tickets available on the door. Wed 7th Dec and Thurs 8th Dec starting at 7.30pm.  Admission: €12 Adults & €7 Seniors/Students.

Appeal for Vacant Houses.

Tipperary County Council are appealing for anyone with a vacant house, apartment or holiday home that is not in use at this time, to consider making it available to those fleeing war in Ukraine. The call is part of a new Government initiative, lead by local authorities. Full information is available at offerhome.ie at offerhome@tipperarycoco.ie or call 0818 06 5000 if you think you can help.

Offaly Hospice Fundraiser.

Tickets are now on sale for the Patrick Feeney concert which will take place in Birr Church on Friday 9th December. This would make an ideal Christmas night out so do please tell your friends and work mates.  €25 Please don’t miss it as it promises to be a great night out too. All proceeds go to Offaly Hospice and St .Brendans Church. Tickets costing €25 can be had from Ann Delahunt Smith Rathcabbin on 087 9625218.

GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €14,000. The numbers drawn on 5 December were: 4-7-17-26. 2 Match 3's share €100: Fergus Gorman and Paul Houlihan.  Promoters: Thomas P Cahalan, Caroline O'Brien, SCEAL Shop.  Next Monday's jackpot is €14,100 with Team 1 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Under 21 Hurling: Lorrha Rovers have been drawn to play Ballinahinch/Templederry in the North Under 21 ‘B’ Hurling quarter final this Saturday 10th December in Tony Reddin Park at 2.00pm

Dinner Dance: takes place on Thursday 22nd December at the County Arms Hotel Birr. Music by Tradstone. Tickets, €40, now on sale. Contact Aiden McIntyre (0876426640) or Maureen Guinan (0872426965). It should be a great Christmas party with the intermediate hurlers being presented with their North & County medals.

Social Dancing: Continues next Friday night in the Tony Reddin Centre at 9.30pm to the music of Michael Sexton

Sympathies: to the Duffy family, Graigue, on the death of Eileen Duffy. May she Rest in Peace.

AGM: Our Annual General Meeting took place last Saturday night in the Tony Reddin Centre. The following officers have been elected for the coming year: President - Phil McIntyre; Vice-President - Michael Liffey; Chairperson - Aiden McIntyre; Vice-Chairperson - Hubert Duggan; Secretary - Maureen Guinan; Assistant Secretary - Michael Kennedy; Treasurer - Niall Brophy; Assistant Treasurers - Kathleen Duffy & Louise Mannion; PRO - Niall McIntyre; Assistant PRO - Michael Brophy,  Coaching Officer - Ken Hogan; Development Officers - Tony Coen & Maureen Guinan; Health & Wellbeing Officer - David Fogarty; Schools Liaison Officer - Garett Ryan; Children's Officer - Tom Kennedy; Cultural Officer - Tom Holmes, Lotto co-ordinator - Kevin Molloy.

Laochra Gael: Congratulations to Deirdre Lane on her Laochra Gael award presented on Sunday. Deirdre was a much-vaunted camogie player for Lorrha, Celtic in Dublin and for Tipperary and it is richly deserved.

 

Primary School Co. Final Win.

Lorrha National School had seven points (5-3 to 2-5) to spare when they overcame a tough and battling performance from Killusty NS in the football County Final held on Friday in Templetuohy.

This was a very exciting game of football with some great skill on display from both sides. There was plenty of heart-stopping moments too for both sets of supporters, as the game was nip and tuck throughout the first half.

Lorrha got an early goal within the opening seconds, but Killusty hit back with a point. It took some time before both sides swapped points with Lorrha who were playing with a slight breeze on their backs, having loads of possession but unable to convert. There was loads of heart and determination from both sides and Lorrha were finding it hard to settle with Killusty going on to draw the game level going in at the break.

Lorrha were first out of the traps on resumption when they found the net to give them a three-point advantage after clever play. Killusty who were finding it hard to get in for a goal due to the fine Lorrha defending who kept a tight watch on proceedings, came back with a point. Lorrha were still pressing hard for goal and despite some wasted efforts and some great saves from the Killusty keeper, they were finally rewarded for their workmanship with two goals on the trot.

Killusty fought hard and kept the momentum up battling hard and they too managed a further two goals with minutes remaining, but it wasn’t enough as Lorrha closed out the game with two points and a last-minute goal which sealed the deal for the boys and girls in blue and white. Well done to the squad and their mentors Olive O’Meara (Principal), Tom Duggan and Aoife McLoughney.
Lorrha panel: Cathal Lambe, Nathan Young (Captain), Lee Mannion, Colin Coughlan, Joshua Kelly, Patrick Seman, Eoghan Kennedy, Jude Heenan, Oscar Morin Gradwell, Edel Kinsella, Saoirse O’Meara, Zara Curran, Megan Hanlon, Rachel Kinsella.

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Lorrha Notes

William O'Sullivan Proprietor of St. Kieran's Care Home, locking the door for the last time on Friday 18th November 2022.  The building is now up for sale.      Pic: Rose Mannion.

Late Nuala Dermody.

The death occurred on Tuesday 15th November 2022 in the excellent care of the wonderful staff at ICU, in Portincula Hospital, Ballinasloe of Nuala Dermody, Portland, Lorrha.
Née Reidy, Nuala was a native of  Tulla, Co. Clare. She came to teach in Borrisokane in the boy’s school in 1965 where she had a long and fulfilling teaching career and was very fond of her pupils. In 1966 she was to meet her future husband, Paddy in the Emerald Ballroom Ballinasloe and throughout their married life she was a dedicated wife and mother. Her home was always welcoming and she offered home cooking and warm hospitality to all who visited.
Nuala was blessed with great neighbours and friends. She was a member of the Apostolic Work Society where she was able to put her creative skills to great work, embroidering garments for the church and knitting and crocheting for children. She enjoyed her time in the ICA and the friendships she made there. Nuala was a Pioneer all her life and had great devotion to the Sacred Heart.
She has left a huge void and will be sadly missed by all her family. Her love will live on in the hearts of her husband Paddy, her sons Padraigh (Portlaoise) and Michéal and daughter Deirdre, her daughters-in-law Helena (Kelly) and Terry (Fingelton), her much cherished grandchildren Lauren, Ella, Conor, Jack and Liam, her brothers Seamus and Joseph, her sisters-in-law Lucy and Ena (Enright), her nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends. Her memory will live on in her family and community.
Nuala was predeceased by her beloved sister Kathleen (Collins), her infant sister Brid, her father Michael and her mother Mary Kate.
After funeral Mass in St. Ruadhan’s Church on Friday morning 18th burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Rathcabbin Players.

Rathcabbin Players will hold a meeting on Wednesday night 23rd at 8.30pm in Rathcabbin Hall. Jared Madden will be in attendance.

Final Reminder.

Family and Friends of St. Dympnas Committee, Portumna Branch are organizing a Cash for Clobber collection of unwanted clothes, towels, curtains, bed linen (sheets, pillow cases, duvet covers only) hats, belts, handbags and shoes on Wed 23rd Nov from 4.pm to 7.30pm  outside St. Dympnas A.D.S. Portumna. All money raised will benefit St. Dympnas clients. Your support is greatly appreciated.  Please put “Cash for Clobber” clothes in strong bin bags. For more info contact: Sean Page at 087-2027776. Edith Carter at 086-8618559, Ana Maria Burke at 087-2136077.Thank you for your support!

Gratitude.

North Tipp Ploughing wish to thank everyone who supported the presentation to Ethan Harding which took place last Saturday night in Paddy’s Terryglass. We also extend thanks to Mairead Tierney and staff  for hosting the event and for the lovely tasty food which was served and enjoyed by all.
Our AGM will take place on Wednesday night November 30th in the Yanks, Borrisokane at 8.30pm. We hope to see all our members there on the night and new members will be very welcome.

Co. Final Fixture.

The best of luck and many good wishes is extended to the Lorrha National School football team who are through to the County Final of the H section. The final is provisionally fixed for Friday 25th in Templetuohy at 12.15pm v Killusty NS.  This fixture is dependent on the weather and the availability of pitches. We ask as many as possible to come out and support this great team of youngsters who have played great football all year.  Those planning on travelling are advised to check with the school (090) 9747295 before setting out.

Christmas Fair.

It’s all happening down Rathcabbin way where the local Development / Tidy Towns are working hard in preparation for their Christmas Fair which takes place on Sunday 4th December in Rathcabbin Community Hall.  Come along and get your Christmas present from the crafts and gifts that will be on display from 5 to 7pm where there will be something for everyone and Santa will be there at 6.15pm to meet all the children too. There will also be a magic show at 5.30pm. and to get you in the festive mood, you can enjoy music and a festive raffle.  The Christmas tree will light up the village commencing with the big switch on at 7pm.  Anyone who would like to have a craft table please call (087) 3902142 or Rathcabbin Tidy Towns. This will be a great evening out for all the family so do please come along and support local. All money raised goes back into the village upkeep.

Capt. Steve Muir organised to have Martin O'Meara's medals taken to his grave site for some photographs. They had the Commanding Officer of the 16th Battalion, The Royal Western Australia Regiment (LTCOL Leigh Partridge) and the Regimental Sergeant Major (WO1 Richard Bushnell) there for the occasion, and they brought the Battalion’s Colours with them as well.

 

Offaly Hospice Fundraiser.

Tickets are now on sale for the Patrick Feeney concert which will take place in Birr Church on Friday 9th December. This would make an ideal Christmas night out so do please tell your friends and work mates.  €25 Please don’t miss it as it promises to be a great night out too. All proceeds go to Offaly Hospice and St .Brendans Church. Tickets costing €25 can be had from Ann Delahunt Smith Rathcabbin on 087 9625218.

Lorrha Development.

Lorrha Development Association will host a volunteer appreciation evening in the Friar’s Tavern Lorrha on Saturday 3rd December to celebrate the hard work and effort which resulted in thirteen points extra gained in this year’s Super Valu Tidy Towns Competition.  This is a magnificent achievement brought about by dedication and team-work.
Lorrha Development will also take this opportunity to launch the 2023 parish calendar. This year’s calendar records a very eventful year with a few precious vintage photos.

 

GAA News.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €13,800. The numbers drawn on 21 November were: 23-26-29-32. No Match 3.  Lucky Dips: Kim Maher, Christy & Carmel Molloy, Leanne & Damien Sullivan, Mannion family.
Promoters: Louis McCormack, PJ Nevin, Liam Reddish.
Next Monday's jackpot is €13,900 with Team 7 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

​Under 21 hurling: Well done to our under-21 hurlers on their 3-13 to 1-19 draw with Kilruane on Sunday in Moatfield. It was a brave, battling performance from the lads which sees them through to the knockout stages.

AGM: Takes place this Saturday, November 26th in the Tony Reddin Centre at 8.00pm. All members and supporters are welcome to attend.

Dinner Dance: Takes place on Thursday 22nd December at the County Arms Hotel, Birr where the Intermediate team will be presented with their North & County Championship medals. Music by Tradstone. Tickets on sale now. Contact Aiden McIntyre (0876426640) or Maureen (0872426965)

Retro jerseys: There are still some retro Lorrha jerseys for sale. Contact Aiden McIntyre (0876426640)

Best of luck: To Patrick 'Bonner' Maher who's running in the Clonakilty Marathon this weekend. He is running in aid of the Irish Cancer Society, and you can donate on Bonner's social media.

Social Dancing: Continues next Friday night at 9.30pm at the Tony Reddin Centre to the music of Caitriona O'Sullivan.

Sympathies: To the Dermody family on the death of Nuala, Portland. May she Rest In Peace.

Members of RAGS golf society on a recent golfing weekend in Killarney.

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Lorrha Notes

Capt. Steve Muir organised to have Martin O'Meara's medals taken to his grave site for some photographs. They had the Commanding Officer of the 16th Battalion, The Royal Western Australia Regiment (LTCOL Leigh Partridge) and the Regimental Sergeant Major (WO1 Richard Bushnell) there for the occasion, and they brought the Battalion’s Colours with them as well.

 

North Tipp Ploughing.

A reminder that everyone is invited to come along to a celebration and presentation night organised by the North Tipp Ploughing for their Gold medal winner in the U28 class, Ethan Harding, Borrisokane. The event will take place on Saturday night November 19th in Paddy’s Terryglass where Ethan will be feted for his success on the ploughing fields of Rathniska during the National Championships held last September. We look forward to seeing you there.
Our AGM will take place on Wednesday night November 30th in the Yanks, Borrisokane at 8.30pm. We hope to see all our members there on the night and new members will be very welcome.

Rathcabbin Christmas Fair.

Rathcabbin Development / Tidy Towns invites everyone to their  Christmas Fair on Sunday 4th December in Rathcabbin Community Hall.  Come along and get your Christmas present from the crafts and gifts that will be on display from 5 to 7pm where there will be something for everyone and Santa will be there at 6.15pm to meet all the children too. There will also be a magic show at 5.30pm. and to get you in the festive mood, you can enjoy music and a festive raffle.  The Christmas tree will light up the village commencing with the big switch on at 7pm.  Anyone who would like to have a craft table please call (087) 3902142 or Rathcabbin Tidy Towns. This will be a great evening out for all the family so do please come along and support local. All money raised goes back into the village upkeep.

Camogie.

We will be holding a medal presentation  for the underage girls to acknowledge their achievements over the past 2 years, this Saturday 19th in the Tony Reddin Park Sports hall.
We wish girls participating in the U12 and U13 Tipperary Development training sessions, the best of luck over the next number of weeks.

Through to County Final.

Congratulations and many good wishes is extended to the Lorrha National School football team who are through to the County Final of the H section. The team put up a great performance in the North final a few weeks back and they repeated that performance in the county semi-final last week. The final is expected to be played the week commencing Monday 21st depending on the availability of pitches and weather conditions. We wish the team the best of luck and hope they bring back the silverware to Lorrha.

Fundraiser.

Family and Friends of St. Dympnas Committee, Portumna Branch are organizing a Cash for Clobber collection of unwanted clothes, towels, curtains, bed linen (sheets, pillow cases, duvet covers only) hats, belts, handbags and shoes on Wed 23rd Nov from 4.pm to 7.30pm  outside St. Dympnas A.D.S. Portumna. All money raised will benefit St. Dympnas clients. Your support is greatly appreciated.  Please put “Cash for Clobber” clothes in strong bin bags. For more info contact: Sean Page at 087-2027776. Edith Carter at 086-8618559, Ana Maria Burke at 087-2136077.Thank you for your support!

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Jim O’Meara, Ballycumber and formally Derrylahan, Rathcabbin who died suddenly but peacefully surrounded by his family at his home on Monday 7th November.
Jim will be sadly missed by his devoted wife Anne, his daughters, Helen Rosney, Thérése (Caltra, Galway) Joan (Tang, Westmeath) Karen and Emer, his adored grandchildren, Kayla, Jade, Luke, Mark, Jimmy, Jack, Charlie and Bobby. His sons-in-law Stephen, Paddy, Des, Keir, Kieran and those who are like the sons he never had, Alan (Aka Billy) and Glen, his sisters Jo Duignan (Banagher, Offaly), Jane Devlin (Northern Ireland) and Maree Noone (London) his nephews, nieces, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, extended family, neighbours and wonderful friends.
After funeral Mass on Thursday morning Nov. 10th in St. Manchan’s Church, Boher burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Late Pearl O’Doherty.

 The peaceful death occurred on Friday November 11th of Pearl O’Doherty, Lorrha. Nee Killeen, Pearl was born and raised in Abbeyville just outside the village. She was predeceased by her husband Felim in 2007 and is survived and remembered with love by her son Shane, daughters Marion and Ree, daughter-in-law Arleen, sons-in-law Nick and Chris, grandchildren Jake and Emma, sisters Nollaig Foley (Templemore), Olive (England), brother Des (Terranure, Dublin), sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends to whom sympathy is extended.
After funeral Mass in St. Ruadhan’s Church Lorrha on Tuesday 15th, burial took place in St. Ruadhan’s Church of Ireland Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Offaly Hospice Fundraiser.

Tickets are now on sale for the Patrick Feeney concert which will take place in Birr Church on Friday 9th December. This would make an ideal Christmas night out so do please tell your friends and work mates.  €25 Please don’t miss it as it promises to be a great night out too. All proceeds go to Offaly Hospice and St .Brendans Church. Tickets costing €25 can be had from Ann Delahunt Smith Rathcabbin on 087 9625218.

TidyTowns Report.

Lorrha Development Association/TidyTowns committee has welcomed an excellent thirteen-point increase in the 2022 Supervalu TidyTowns competition. A score of 339 places us third in Category A of the competition in North Tipperary, behind Terryglass and Birdhill who are in first and second place respectively. Well done and thanks to all involved – the new, young, dedicated and vibrant committee formed at the AGM in July 2021, the many volunteers whose teamwork and individual efforts kept the village in pristine condition throughout the year. A sizeable committee of sixteen, equipped with a wide range of skills and interests, enabled the group to undertake a very ambitious programme of work with a particular focus on projects which address environmental issues. Many thanks also to all who helped in any way with our fund-raising efforts over the years, your generosity is much appreciated. The adjudicator visited Lorrha in mid-July, his concluding remarks on the report state ‘’It was a pleasure to revisit Lorrha’’ and ‘’Lots of good work has been undertaken by the committee over the last number of years.’’ Take a bow everyone! To view full report go to www.tidytowns.ie/reports2022
The AGM was held on Friday 28th October. The meeting was opened by outgoing chairperson, Louis McCormack. He spoke to the well-attended meeting about the level of dedication by all members of the community during difficult times. Ann Marie Hough was elected to the chair. She thanked Louis for his years of contribution to Lorrha Development and the community, The election results were as follows: Ann Marie Hough, Chairperson, Mark Houlihan vice chairperson. Colette Boucher, treasurer, and Barbara Tierney, secretary, retained their seats. Eamon Dermody was elected vice treasurer, Peter Seman, PRO and Mary Coen, environmental officer. In his closing address Louis spoke of the tremendous work by volunteers during Heritage week: those involved in grass cutting, litter picking, general maintenance, and putting up bunting were all acknowledged and thanked. The tidy town results had not been released at the time of the meeting.  We have since learned that Lorrha village gained thirteen points. This is a tremendous achievement.

Bereavement Mass.

The annual bereavement Mass will take place on Thurs 17th Nov. at 7.30pm in Lorrha Church.  This is a special night for those who lost a loved one in the past year. It includes Mass and a special candle. It is a remembrance ceremony. All are welcome. Please let us know if there is anyone you wish to have remembered at this Mass.

Youth 2000 Munster Retreat.

This retreat will take place in Coláiste Chríost Rí, Cork City from 18th-20th Nov. This retreat is for anyone aged 16-35. Excellent speakers, inspiring talks & workshops, fantastic music, group activities, youth masses, adoration, reconciliation, drama prayer, games, meet new people & find out what it means to be young & Catholic today Donation only. Register now on www.youth2000.ie

Mass Times.
Mass times in our parish are as follows. Monday Mornings at 9.30am in Lorrha Church (except Bank Holidays). Every Saturday evening at 6.30pm in Lorrha Church. Every Sunday morning at 11.30am in Rathcabbin Church.

Church Bookings:  Can anyone wishing to book anniversary masses, christenings, weddings etc, please contact the church sacristans, Agnes Slevin in Lorrha, and Mary Cleary in Rathcabbin.

Homecare.

Affordable Live-in Homecare provides live-in carers for the elderly in your area. If you are looking for a live-in carer for your relative, please call Eileen or Tom on 087-9916791 or 087-7440729. Our website is www.alhomecare.ie

GAA

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €13,700. The numbers drawn on 14 November were: 3-11-17-22.  4 Match 3s: Shane Broderick, Noreen Houlihan, Donal O'Meara, Mannion family.  Promoters: Kathleen Gleeson, Sean Mannion, Mulrooney's Gala.  Next Monday's jackpot is €13,800 with Team 6 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Under 21: Well done to the Lorrha Rovers under-21 hurlers on their 1-10 to 1-7 win over Silvermines in the first round of the North 'B' Championship. We will host Kilruane this weekend in round 2. Fixture TBC.

Team photos: From the north and county intermediate finals are on sale, contact Rose Mannion (0868647166).

Dinner Dance: Thursday, 22nd December at the County Arms Hotel Birr. Music by Tradstone, tickets on sale next week.

Senior AGM: The Annual General Meeting takes place on Saturday, November 26th in the Tony Reddin Centre at 8.00pm. Nominations and motions in by the 19th (secretary.lorrhaanddorrha.tipperary@gaa.ie)

Social Dancing: Continues next Friday at the Tony Reddin Centre at 9.30pm to the music of Checkers.

Sympathies: To the O'Doherty and Kileen family on the death of Pearl Doherty, Lorrha.


Vacant Property Refurbishment Grant expanded to remote rural areas of Tipperary

 

  • All areas of the county now within scope of the scheme
  • Grants of €30,000 for vacant properties and €50,000 for derelict properties available 

 

The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD, the Minister of State with responsibility for Local Government and Planning, Peter Burke TD, and the Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan TD, have today launched the expanded Croí Cónaithe Vacant Property Refurbishment Grant.

The expanded grant now includes eligible vacant properties in more remote rural areas of Tipperary (in addition to those in towns and villages, which have been eligible since July). The scheme’s expansion will help bring vacant and derelict properties back into residential use and ensure the existing housing stock is used to the fullest extent possible. It will also help limit emissions from residential construction and add vibrancy to Tipperary’s rural areas.

Under the Croí Cónaithe Vacant Property Refurbishment Grant €30,000 is available to homebuyers to refurbish a home which they will live in. Where a property is derelict, a maximum top-up grant amount of up to €20,000 will be available, bringing the total grant available for a derelict property up to a maximum of €50,000. The grants can also be combined with the SEAI Better Energy Home Scheme that covers works of up to €26,750.

The grant, provided through the Croí Cónaithe (Towns) Fund, is a key action under Housing for All, the Government’s housing plan, and supports the aims of the Our Rural Future policy. Over 420 applications have been made since the grant was initially launched on 14 July 2022.

Announcing the scheme’s expansion, Minister O’Brien said:

“The expanded Vacant Property Refurbishment Grant provides a fantastic opportunity for even more people - from every part of Tipperary - to refurbish vacant properties with the aim of converting them into their homes, enabling them to live in towns, villages and rural areas. 

 “This scheme provides real practical help. It helps address vacancy through sustainable reuse of buildings, it helps revitalise our communities and, most importantly, it helps more people to own their own home.”  

 Minister of State with responsibility for Local Government and Planning Peter Burke TD added:

 “The scheme has proven to be extremely popular since it was fist established in July with over 420 applications received by Local Authorities across the country. My Department are ensuring our Local Authority teams are equipped and we now have 29 full time vacant homes officers across the country who are focused on bringing vacant stock back into productive use.” 

Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform Malcolm Noonan TD concluded:

“The most efficient home is the one which is already built. The scheme’s expansion will not only ensure that existing housing stock is used to the fullest extent possible, it will also help limit emissions from residential construction and add vibrancy to Tipperary’s rural areas. Used in conjunction with the SEAI Better Energy Home Scheme this grant will help homebuyers in Tipperary to create a comfortable, sustainable home.”


Lorrha Notes

Capt. Steve Muir organised to have Martin O'Meara's medals taken to his grave site for some photographs. They had the Commanding Officer of the 16th Battalion, The Royal Western Australia Regiment (LTCOL Leigh Partridge) and the Regimental Sergeant Major (WO1 Richard Bushnell) there for the occasion, and they brought the Battalion’s Colours with them as well.

 

Rags Golf

Rags golf AGM will take place on Friday November 11th At the Ferry Inn. This is an opportunity to discuss the future of the society which has been going for the past twenty years. Our Christmas charity outing has been booked for Portumna golf club on Wednesday 28th December. Proceeds to go to local charities.

North Tipp Ploughing.

Everyone is invited to come along to a celebration and presentation night organised by the North Tipp Ploughing for their Gold medal winner in the U28 class, Ethan Harding, Borrisokane. The event will take place on Saturday night November 19th in Paddy’s Terryglass where Ethan will be feted for his success on the ploughing fields of Rathniska during the National Championships held last September. We look forward to seeing you there.
The committee wish to thank everyone who supported the recent poker classic, those who sold and bought tickets for the raffle and those who donated spot prizes. Also to Hannigans Kilbarron who hosted the event and the lovely delicious food and desert which was most enjoyed and went down a treat with everyone. The night was a good success and our sincere thanks to all.
The committee also wish to thank Pat Gubbins of the I.V.E.T.A. (Irish Vintage Engine and Tractor Association), who attended our championships in Nenagh earlier this year and gave our ploughing participants and their vintage machinery wonderful coverage. We extend the thanks to our two local papers for their coverage and support, and to Jim Finn of Tipp FM who also gave the event coverage on his Agri programme when he interviewed our Secretary Denis Cahalan.
Our AGM will take place on Wednesday night November 30th in the Yanks, Borrisokane at 8.30pm. We hope to see all our members there on the night and new members will be very welcome.

Rathcabbin Christmas Fair.

Rathcabbin Development / Tidy Towns invites everyone to their  Christmas Fair on Sunday 4th December in Rathcabbin Community Hall.  Come along and get your Christmas present from the crafts and gifts that will be on display from 5 to 7pm where there will be something for everyone and Santa will be there at 6.15pm to meet all the children too. There will also be a magic show at 5.30pm. and to get you in the festive mood, you can enjoy music and a festive raffle.  The Christmas tree will light up the village commencing with the big switch on at 7pm.  Anyone who would like to have a craft table please call (087) 3902142 or Rathcabbin Tidy Towns. This will be a great evening out for all the family so do please come along and support local. All money raised goes back into the village upkeep.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Andy Meehan, Manchester and formerly Lorrha who died recently. Funeral took place in Manchester. May he rest in peace

Offaly Hospice Fundraiser.

Tickets are now on sale for the Patrick Feeney concert which will take place in Birr Church on Friday 9th December. This would make an ideal Christmas night out so do please tell your friends and work mates.  €25 Please don’t miss it as it promises to be a great night out too. All proceeds go to Offaly Hospice and St .Brendans Church. Tickets costing €25 can be had from Ann Delahunt Smith Rathcabbin on 087 9625218.

Give Blood.

A Blood Donor Clinic will be held in the Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh on 7th, 8th, 9th & 10th Nov. from 16:45 - 20:00.  Appointments may be booked on 1800 222 111.

Church News.

 Bereavement Mass.

 The annual bereavement Mass will take place on Thurs 17th Nov. at 7.30pm in Lorrha Church.  This is a special night for those who lost a loved one in the past year. It includes Mass and a special candle. It is a remembrance ceremony. All are welcome. Please let us know if there is anyone you wish to have remembered at this Mass.

Blessing of Graves.

 The Blessing of Graves will be in Bonoham Cemetery after 11.30am Mass in Rathcabbin, on Sunday 13th November. (12.30pm approx).  and the blessing of Graves will be in Lorrha Cemetery at 2pm on Sunday November 13th.

Mass times in our parish are as follows. Monday Mornings at 9.30am in Lorrha Church (except Bank Holidays). Every Saturday evening at 6.30pm in Lorrha Church. Every Sunday morning at 11.30am in Rathcabbin Church.

Church Bookings:  Can anyone wishing to book anniversary masses, christenings, weddings etc, please contact the church sacristans, Agnes Slevin in Lorrha, and Mary Cleary in Rathcabbin.

Homecare.

Affordable Live-in Homecare provides live-in carers for the elderly in your area. If you are looking for a live-in carer for your relative, please call Eileen or Tom on 087-9916791 or 087-7440729. Our website is www.alhomecare.ie

GAA Notes

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €13,600. The numbers drawn on 7 November were: 2-6-12-30.  4 Match 3's: Eugene Kennedy, Martha Kennedy, Bridget Madden, Michael O'Meara (Lisballyard).  Promoters: Eamonn Maher, Sean Mannion, Mulrooney's Gala.  Next Monday's jackpot is €13,700 with Team 5 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

​Under 21 Hurling: The first round of the North ‘B’ Championship is v Silvermines in Dolla at 12 noon this Sunday.

Well done: To Shane Brophy, who was presented with the 2020 MacNamee award in Croke Park last Saturday. Shane was awarded for best GAA publication, for 'Chiselled from ash' - an autobiography of Kilruane legend Len Gaynor.

Social Dancing: Continues next Friday at 9.30pm in the Tony Reddin Centre to the music of Adrian Ryan.

 


Lorrha Notes

Capt. Steve Muir organised to have Martin O'Meara's medals taken to his grave site for some photographs. They had the Commanding Officer of the 16th Battalion, The Royal Western Australia Regiment (LTCOL Leigh Partridge) and the Regimental Sergeant Major (WO1 Richard Bushnell) there for the occasion, and they brought the Battalion’s Colours with them as well.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Geraldine O’Meara, Carrigahorig on the death of her aunt Vera Burke, Portumna on Friday 28th October at Portumna Retirement Village. Vera was a beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, and was predeceased by her husband Dan, their son Tomás, grandson Des and nephew Joe, siblings John, Annie, Josie, Maureen and Leo. She will be sadly missed by her sons and daughters Maria, Theresa, Donal, Joan and Edmund, daughters in law Emma and Ana Maria, son in law Sean D, all her grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives and friends.
After funeral Mass on Monday last 31st. in St. Brigid’s Church, Portumna, burial took place in Calvary Cemetery, Portumna. May she rest in peace.

Six Week Programme.

Silver Arch Family Resource Centre are offering a Healthy Food Made Easy, 6 week programme for anyone interested in improving knowledge of nutrition, getting tips & ideas on preparing healthier meals , starting Mon 7th Nov in the Silver Arch Family Resource Centre Borrisokane from 2:30pm to 5pm.  Booking is essential, call 067-31800.

Result of Halloween Draw.

Rathcabbin Development Association Tidy Towns held the draw for the Halloween raffle last week-end and the winners are, 1st prize Maura Morris, hotel stay in Dublin, 2nd. Olivia Clancy – hamper, 3rd. Joe Kennedy – mystery vouchers, 4th. PJ Nevin – firewood. The committee wish to thank everyone who supported the draw, sold tickets and bought tickets and congratulations to all the winners. They also wish to thank their sponsors, Aloft Hotel, Hair by Pamela, Hassetts Crinkle, Make Mosaic, Tearaways Clonmona, Tom Lewis and all who donated for the hamper. Thanks also to Kellys shop Rathcabbin for displaying the hamper and for selling tickets for the committee.

Online Quiz.

Mary’s Meals – Calling all Quizzers! Mary’s Meals Monthly Online Quiz – Held the last Friday of every month at 8pm. €5 to enter – which provides 55 school meals. To take part, go to bit.ly/QuizforMM or contact Martin Colfer at 087 2596159.

Cian takes off up the sideline and his feet rarely touched the ground.    Pic: Rose Mannion.

Recent Wedding.

Congratulations and many good wishes is extended to Eilish Young, daughter of Robert and Mary, Lorrha and Eamon Keegan, Dublin, who were married in St. Ruadhan’s Church, Lorrha on October 1st. The happy couple celebrated the occasion with their families and friends and a great time was had by all. We wish Eilish and Eamon the best of luck in the years ahead as they settle down to married life in Saggart, Co. Dublin.

Well Done.

Congratulations and well done to the Intermediate hurling team and management on their great win over Moneygall in the final on Sunday last on a score line of Lorrha 4.15 to 3.12. The lads take a step up to Premier Intermediate next season as they set their sights on returning to senior status. Well done also to our neighbors Kilruane on their win over Kildangan in the Dan Breen final, their first win in 37 years. Well done to both clubs.

Getting to know each other early in the game!      Pic: Rose Mannion

Rags Golf

Rags golf AGM will take place on Friday November 11th At the Ferry Inn. This is an opportunity to discuss the future of the society which has been going for the past twenty years. Our Christmas charity outing has been booked for Portumna golf club on Wednesday 28th December. Proceeds to go to local charities. Congratulations to Lorrha team and management who gave us a great day out in Thurles last Sunday by capturing the county intermediate title.


Alan O'Meara in possession                                       Pic: Rose Mannion

Offaly Hospice Fundraiser.

Tickets are now on sale for the Patrick Feeney concert which will take place in Birr Church on Friday 9th December. This would make an ideal Christmas night out so do please tell your friends and work mates.  €25 Please don’t miss it as it promises to be a great night out too. All proceeds go to Offaly Hospice and St .Brendans Church. Tickets costing €25 can be had from Ann Delahunt Smith Rathcabbin on 087 9625218.

Church News.
Mass times in our parish are as follows. Monday Mornings at 9.30am in Lorrha Church (except Bank Holidays). Every Saturday evening at 6.30pm in Lorrha Church. Every Sunday morning at 11.30am in Rathcabbin Church.

Church Bookings:  Can anyone wishing to book anniversary masses, christenings, weddings etc, please contact the church sacristans, Agnes Slevin in Lorrha, and Mary Cleary in Rathcabbin.

David Fogarty fends off the challenge      Pic: Rose Mannion

GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €13,500. The numbers drawn on 31 October were: 13-20-28-31.

No Match 3. Lucky Dips: Mary Brazil, Peggy Brereton, Margaret Coughlan, Mark Kennedy. Promoters: Willie Fogarty, Liam Reddish, Mulrooneys Gala. Next Monday's jackpot is €13,600 with Team 4 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Another Fogarty this time Colm has his jersey pulled        Pic: Rose Mannion

Intermediate: Well done to the players and management on their county final win over Moneygall in Thurles on Sunday. It was the club's first time to win an adult county final in Semple Stadium and, having been relegated last year, it was great to bounce straight back up to Premier Intermediate. Thanks to all supporters, to everyone who put out bunting and flags during the week and to all those who helped the team in some way during the year. It is greatly appreciated.

Thanks also to Denis & Lil Maher in the Friars Tavern for their hospitality on Sunday night.

Under 21: Best of luck to the under 21’s who, joined with Shannon Rovers Gaels, begin their North ‘B’ Championship campaign away to Silvermines in Dolla at 12 noon on Sunday.

Social Dancing: Continues this Friday night at 9.30pm in the Tony Reddin Centre to the music of Brian McDermott.

And Colm gets his point                        Pic: Rose Mannion

MIC Thurles expands its subject provision with the introduction of Home Economics
Find out more at the MIC Thurles Open Day

The MIC Thurles Open Day on Saturday 12 November (10am -2pm), is an event not to be missed by aspiring post-primary school teachers. The event will introduce prospective applicants to the campus's existing subject combinations in Business Studies, Accounting, Religious Studies, Gaeilge, Mathematics and the newest addition to MIC Thurles’ provision – Home Economics.

Speaking about this exciting new development Dr Finn Ó Murchú, Head of School of Education at MIC Thurles said: "We are delighted to be able to officially announce the launch of the BA in Education, Home Economics and Business Studies (MI015). This four-year, full-time, undergraduate concurrent teacher education degree, commencing in September 2023, is a significant addition to our existing suite of Level 8 degrees and is an exciting development for MIC Thurles and the broader educational community."

Dr Ó Murchú adds: "This new provision is supported by Tipperary Education and Training Board (ETB) and their culinary resources at their nearby Archerstown Training Centre and, it has been agreed with the Department of Education that a number of places will be reserved for mature and further education applicants. At this point I wish to thank all who have made this possible, including President of MIC, Professor Eugene Wall; the MIC Executive & Senior Management teams; CEO of Tipperary ETB, Bernadette Cullen; and our local representatives, in particular Mr Jackie Cahill TD. This development offers an exciting range of opportunities for the College to grow and develop in the coming years, all of which could not have been imagined, never mind realised, but for the quality of work all staff and students have undertaken in more recent years in schools and on campus. Our growing reputation as a key provider in post-primary teacher education was, and remains, a key factor in this latest development."

The BA in Education, Home Economics and Business Studies will provide students with an education in the most current methodologies and technologies available to enhance the teaching of their subject areas at post-primary level. The degree programme includes four years of modules in Home Economics and Business Studies. These are taken concurrently with education modules, which include theoretical, pedagogical and professional studies along with a number of school placement experiences.

As part of their development as research-active teachers, students undertake studies in research and research methods. They will also engage in a range of activities associated with wellbeing including social, personal and health education.

Opportunities to travel to, for example, the USA and Japan for short-stay school placements are available in Year 3 and Semester 6 offers opportunities to study abroad, including Australia and a range of other locations.

According to Dr Ó Murchú: "Graduates of this programme will acquire and exhibit some unique competences when qualified including critical and analytical thinking, problem-solving, reflection and self-evaluation skills, the ability to integrate and apply knowledge, skills, attitudes and values in complex and unpredictable educational settings, and strong interpersonal skills and a readiness to be leaders and innovators of curriculum change. While the programme prepares graduates for their roles in all areas of professional life in education other career opportunities will also be open to them in areas as diverse as agri-business, educational management, entrepreneurship, food and fashion industry, retail management and mentoring, and training and development."

This new programme announcement means MIC Thurles now boasts seven degrees that have an education and school placement component.  MIC Thurles’ concurrent teacher education programmes are structured so that the education component is included in each year and the graduate is qualified to teach to honours Leaving Certificate level after completion of their degree. There is no requirement to complete a post graduate Masters in Education. This not only means graduates are qualified in four years, as opposed to six, but there is also the attendant cost savings. Considerable cost benefits are also enjoyed by those who choose to study in Thurles in terms of relative living costs.

In relation to the MIC Thurles Open Day Dr Ó Murchú explains that: "Attending the Open Day will provide students, and their parents, with a great opportunity to get a feel for the warm close-knit learning community that is MIC Thurles. Those who come along will also be able to sit-in on programme talks, tour the campus and experience what college life is all about. In addition, attendees can find out about the range of accommodation options, student academic and well-being supports, and the linkages to MIC Limerick."

Current student, Shane Walsh (Year 3 BA in Education, Business Studies and Religious Studies) comments: "What I like about MIC Thurles is everyone walks around here with their head up. You are known by your name not a number, and if you are out you are missed- not always a good thing but when you think about it, it actually is a good thing. Because you are missed it means you belong here and you are not invisible to fellow students or lecturers. The sense of team helps you to stay focused with your studies and involve yourself in activities and helping others.  When we finish the reputation of this College means there is work for us as teachers and that is important too."

Please note: The BA in Education, Home Economics and Business Studies is subject to Teaching Council Accreditation. The process, leading to the programme’s accreditation, will be undertaken in the Spring of 2023 when all MIC education programmes come under scheduled review by the Teaching Council in light of the new Standards in Initial Teacher Education (CÉIM).

Register now for the MIC Thurles Open Day at https://www.micopenday.ie/open-days-2022

Full details at mic.ie/CAO 

Smile Awhile


Lorrha Notes

The best of luck to Lorrha Intermediate hurling squad and management when they play Moneygall in the Co. final on Sunday 30th at 1pm in Semple Stadium Thurles.   Pic: Rose Mannion.

 End of an Era.

There was widespread disbelief in the parish of Lorrha and surrounding areas last week when news spread of the impending closure of St. Kieran’s Care Home, The Pike, Rathcabbin with the loss of many full and part time staff involved. The home which has served the people of the parish and well beyond for over 30 years, has been experiencing difficulties for the last year with filling bed space and that coupled with the rising costs of fuel and electricity, has only served to add to the problems. First opened by local family the Gormally’s, the premises was sold just over five years ago to Limerick business man William O’Sullivan, who with high hopes for the future of St. Kieran’s, invested a lot financially through refurbishment and transformation, with plans submitted for a major extension in recent months. However, like many other small businesses around the country who are struggling to keep the doors open, St. Kieran’s is yet another sign of the times we live in. The closure of this nursing home will be without doubt be a huge loss to the local economy.
Relatives of patients were recently notified of the situation and presently, management at St. Kieran’s are in the process of trying to find accommodation that is suitable for both the patients and their relatives.

Clocks Go Back.

With the evenings closing in and the weather turning miserable winter time looms with the clocks going back One hour from midnight on Sunday October 30th. So don’t forget to make the change on your clock before you head to bed on Sunday night.

Happy Birthday Sheila.

A very happy and blessed 90th birthday is extended to Sheila Dillon who celebrated the great occasion recently with family, and friends. The partying went on over a few days too.  Many congratulations Sheila and every blessing and good wish to you  in the future.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Dickie Delahunt and family, Clonmona, Rathcabbin on the death of his sister Hilda Hayes, Finnoe House, Borrisokane which occurred on Sunday 16th October.
Predeceased by her beloved husband George. Hilda will be sadly missed by her loving family, Alice, Evelyn, Dorothy, George and Suzanne, her dear grandchildren, Ben, Rachael, Alex, George, Harry, Joe, Emma, George, Ruth and Rebecca, her sister Frances, brothers Johnny and Dickie, sons in law Robert, David and Sean, daughter in law Amanda, sister in law Betty, nieces, nephews, extended family, cousins, neighbours and friends.
After funeral Service in Borrisokane Church of Ireland on Thursday 20th burial took place in Nenagh Road Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Lar Gleeson and family Redwood, Lorrha on the death of his brother Bosco Portlaoise which occurred on Thursday 20th October.
Joe Bosco Gleeson, retired Detective Garda. Redwood, Clonkeen, Portlaoise, Co. Laois, formerly of Redwood, Lorrha, passed away after a short illness bravely borne in the care of the staff at the Mater Private. Sadly missed by his beloved wife Anna, daughters Carol and Ruth, son Joe, sons in law Nicholas and Stefan, daughter-in-law Emma, grandchildren Harry, Kate and Lucy, brothers, sister, nieces,nephews, relatives and a large circle of friends.
After funeral Mass in St. Ruadhan’s Church, Lorrha on Sunday last, burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Into Co. Final.

Well done to the Intermediate hurling team and management on their semi-final win over Drom-Inch ‘B’  on a score line of Lorrha: 3-27, Drom & Inch: 1-6. The best of luck to all in the final against Moneygall which is expected to take place this coming week-end.

Hard Luck.

Commiserations to the Junior ‘B’ team and management who failed to progress to their final when they lost out to a very strong Thurles Sarsfield side in the semi- final. Final score Lorrha: 1-11 Thurles Sarsfields: 0-23.

News From Lorrha School.

We welcome back all our students who have progressed to new classes and we also welcome our new students, Bonnie, Pheobe, Petra, Feba and Daniel and their parents. They have all settled into their new environment and are enjoying the experience.

We are delighted to inform you that our school has been granted Deis status and one of the advantages of this is all our pupils are now enjoying hot dinners.

We travelled to Thurles recently and participated in the Primary Schools Cross Country Championships. Well done to all our students who participated with a special mention to Cathal Lambe who won a medal.

Swimming commenced last week in Birr Leisure Centre and will continue until 30th November.

We participate in Portumna Community School blitz for Primary schools. Our thanks to the organisers and to Portumna Community School for the invitation

All pupils visited Portumna Castle and kitchen garden on Thursday 13th Oct. Thanks to James Heenan and Lynn on a wonderful tour of both the castle and the lovely garden.

We held the annual Jersey Day in the school on Friday 14th Oct. and all the pupils wore their varied array of jersey’s. They all contributed €2 which goes to the wonderful work of GOAL. Our thanks to all the parents who supported Jersey Day in our school.

We continue to collect used batteries in association with WEEE Ireland, Battery Recycling. By taking part, we are helping to tackle climate change, protecting the environment and supporting the children, families and staff at LauraLynn, Irelands Children Hospice. Used batteries can be left into the school. Due to health and safety, we are unable to accept fence batteries but WEEE Irl. recommend that they be brought to co-op stores which are located around the country.

Reminder.

Borrisokane Community College Parents Association are holding a Table Quiz in BCC Sports hall on Thurs 27th of Oct at 7:30pm. Cost per adult table is €40; cost per student table is €20.

Halloween Raffle.

Rathcabbin Tidy Towns are holding a Halloween raffle with some lovely prizes on offer. Tickets will be sold during the month of October with the raffle taking place on Sunday 30th.  1st prize will be an overnight with breakfast at the Aloft Hotel, Dublin. 2nd prize Large Luxury Hamper which can be viewed in Kellys shop, 3rd prize is a mystery voucher to the value of €200 and the 4th prize is a 8 x 4 car trailer load of firewood worth €140. Tickets costing €5 each can be purchased from the committee/volunteers, in Kelly’s shop or on line at I donate.ie. https://www.idonate.ie/raffle/RathcabbinTidyTownsHalloweenRaffle. All money raised will be used for further projects around the village. Your support will be welcome and appreciated by the committee.

Offaly Hospice Fundraiser.

Tickets are now on sale for the Patrick Feeney concert which will take place in Birr Church on Friday 9th December. This would make an ideal Christmas night out so do please tell your friends and work mates.  €25 Please don’t miss it as it promises to be a great night out too. All proceeds go to Offaly Hospice and St .Brendans Church. Tickets costing €25 can be had from Ann Delahunt Smith Rathcabbin on 087 9625218.

Church News.

Feast Day Masses.   Tues, Nov 1st is the Feast of All Saints, Mass will be Lorrha Church at 6.30pm  Wed, Nov 2nd is the Feast of All Souls, Mass will be in Rathcabbin Church at 7.30pm

Mass times in our parish are as follows. Monday Mornings at 9.30am in Lorrha Church (except Bank Holidays). Every Saturday evening at 6.30pm in Lorrha Church. Every Sunday morning at 11.30am in Rathcabbin Church.

Church Bookings:  Can anyone wishing to book anniversary masses, christenings, weddings etc, please contact the church sacristans, Agnes Slevin in Lorrha, and Mary Cleary in Rathcabbin.

GAA News.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €13,400. The numbers drawn on 24 October were: 12-16-25-27. Lucky Dips: Niall Brophy, Monica Cusack, Ann Finucane, Bridget Madden.  Promoters: Thomas P Cahalan, John McLeish, Margaret O'Brien.  Next Monday's jackpot is €13,500 with Team 3 in charge. Thanks for your support.

Intermediate: Congrats to the lads on their win over Drom & Inch in the county semi-final at the weekend. They take on Moneygall in the county final this Sunday at Semple Stadium Thurles at 1.00pm, prior to the senior final replay. Time to get the flags out and we urge all Lorrha supporters to attend. Tickets can be purchased online at Tipperary GAA | Future Ticketing

Junior Hurling: Hard luck to the lads on their 0-23 to 1-11 semi-final loss to Thurles Sarsfields in the county semi-final at the weekend. Thanks to all players and mentors for their efforts during the year.

Sympathies: To the Gleeson family on the death of Bosco, Lordspark and Portlaoise. He played hurling and football with Lorrha in the 60’s and 70’s. May he Rest In Peace.

Social Dancing: Continues this Friday night in the Tony Reddin Centre to the music of Declan Aungier.

Greetings and many good wishes to Peggy, Bob and family in the USA. Delighted to hear you like the Web Site and the Lorrha Notes.  Hope you enjoy this week's Smile Awhile.

Smile Awhile.

 

 


Lorrha Notes

Captain Steve Muir, Manager of the Army Museum of Western Australia was in touch to thank the Lorrha Martin O'Meara VC committee members  for hosting himself and Neil in Lorrha. Steve said they were both very touched by our generosity and warm welcome.
He went on to say he organised to have Martin’s medals taken to his grave site for some photographs. They had the Commanding Officer of the 16th Battalion, The Royal Western Australia Regiment (LTCOL Leigh Partridge) and the Regimental Sergeant Major (WO1 Richard Bushnell) there for the occasion, and they brought the Battalion’s Colours with them as well.

I hope this helps to “close the loop” on the epic journey that these medals have undertaken, he said and I also hope that you will agree that it was appropriate to bring the VC and Victory Medal together with Martin at long last.  What a wonderful occasion indeed.

100 year old Kathleen Houlihan arriving for a celebration birthday Mass in St. Ruadhan's Church, Lorrha on Saturday Oct. 15th in a vintage car driven by Mick Quirke and accompanied by her son Tommy and friend Susan Happy birthday Kathleen.

Late Gerard (Gerry) Spain.

The death took place on Monday 10th October of Gerry Spain, Dundalk and late of Derry, Rathcabbin.
Gerry passed away peacefully in the dedicated care of the staff of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda. Beloved husband of Rosemary, son of the late James and Martha and dear father of Gerard, Martin and Mary. Deeply missed by his sorrowing wife, sons, daughter, daughters-in-law Jenny and Rachel, son-in-law Shane, grandchildren James and Luke Spain and Aoibh, Michael and Sinéad O’Neill, brother Michael, sisters Tess and Phil, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends to whom sympathy is offered.
After funeral Mass on Wednesday 12th in St. Mary's Church, Ravensdale, burial took place in Calvary Cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Late Brian Bourke.

The peaceful death took place on Friday 14th October of Brian Bourke, Aisling House, Roscrea and formerly of Graigue, Rathcabbin.
Predeceased by his loving parents Paddy and Teresa, his brothers John and Richard, his sisters Nuala and Dinah. Brian will be sadly missed by his loving brothers Eamonn and Gerry, his sisters Marian, Josie and Angela, his sisters in law, brothers in law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends, his Aisling House Family, Martina and Joan, the staff, extended staff and residents of St Anne's, in particular his long term companion, Tommy, who sadly passed away recently to whom sympathy is offered.
After funeral Mass in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church, Rathcabbin, on Monday 17th. burial took place in Bonoham Cemetery. My Brian rest in peace.

Late Michael Hurley.

The peaceful death took place at his home in the presence of his loving family, on Saturday October 15th of Michael Hurley, "Arra Villa", Clonaslee, St. Conlon's Road, Nenagh, formerly of Boulagloss, Carrigatoher and late of Ballymacegan, Lorrha. Michael farmed in Ballymacegan for many years and was a great neighbor to many where he was missed when he and his family moved to Nenagh.
Predeceased by his parents John and Margaret Hurley, his brothers John, Tom and Br. Denis and his sister Beatrice Cleary. Much loved and sadly missed by his loving wife Jenny, children John, Mary, Margaret and Sarah, daughter-in-law Máire, sons-in-law Johann (Tambimuttu), Sean (McCabe) and Trevor (Kerley), his adored grandchildren Katie, John, Aidan, Doireann, Róisín, Ciara, Michael, Anthony and Tara, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, close neighbours and friends to whom sympathy is offered.
After funeral Mass on Monday in The Church of the Holy Spirit, Youghalarra (Newtown), burial took place in Youghalarra Cemetery. May he rest in peace.

 Good Luck.

The best of luck to the Intermediate hurling team and their backroom team when they take on Drom-Inch ‘B’ team in the county semi-final on Saturday 22nd at 1.00pm in Toomevara.
We also extend the best of luck to the Junior ‘B’ team and their back room team when they play Thurles- Sarsfields the following day Sunday 23rd at 12.30 pm in Moneygall in their semi-final. Good luck to all.

Happy Birthday Kathleen.

A very happy and blessed 100th birthday is extended to Kathleen Houlihan, Lorrha who celebrated the great occasion last Saturday with family, neighbours and friends. Congratulations on reaching such a wonderful milestone which is this Wednesday 19th.  and every blessing and good wish to you Kathleen in the future.

100 year old Kathleen Houlihan pictured with her brother Joe Marmion 92 and sister Ann Marmion 94 both residing in Meath.

Table Quiz.

Borrisokane Community College Parents Association are holding a Table Quiz in BCC Sports hall on Thurs 27th of Oct at 7:30pm. Cost per adult table is €40; cost per student table is €20.

North Tipp Ploughing.

A meeting of the North Tipp Ploughing committee will take place on Thursday night 20th in the Yanks Borrisokane at 8.00pm.

Fundraiser Reminder.

A fundraising poker classic will be held in Hannigans of Kilbarron on 23rd. October at 6pm. All proceeds to the North Tipp Ploughing committee. If interested, talk to Joe Slattery.

Halloween Raffle.

Rathcabbin Tidy Towns are holding a Halloween raffle with some lovely prizes on offer. Tickets will be sold during the month of October with the raffle taking place on Sunday 30th.  1st prize will be an overnight with breakfast at the Aloft Hotel, Dublin. 2nd prize Large Luxury Hamper which can be viewed in Kellys shop, 3rd prize is a mystery voucher to the value of €200 and the 4th prize is a 8 x 4 car trailer load of firewood worth €140. Tickets costing €5 each can be purchased from the committee/volunteers, in Kelly’s shop or on line at I donate.ie. https://www.idonate.ie/raffle/RathcabbinTidyTownsHalloweenRaffle. All money raised will be used for further projects around the village. Your support will be welcome and appreciated by the committee.

Community Engagement Event.

Reducing our CO2 emissions and improving the quality of our natural environment is the responsibility of every individual and community as well as of government and we can all play our part in protecting local Water Resources and local Biodiversity and developing Renewable Energy projects. To guide us around progressing any ideas we might have in relation to these themes, North Tipperary Development Company project worker, Sean O’Farrell, will engage with the people of Lorrha and Dorrha in a conversation on project development and what the expected funding streams will be under the new Rural Development Programme due to commence in 2023.
A meeting to facilitate this conversation will take place in the Community Hall, Lorrha on Wednesday, 19th October, 7.30pm. Your attendance and participation will be very welcome.

Offaly Hospice Fundraiser.

Tickets are now on sale for the Patrick Feeney concert which will take place in Birr Church on Friday 9th December. This would make an ideal Christmas night out so do please tell your friends and work mates.  €25 Please don’t miss it as it promises to be a great night out too. All proceeds go to Offaly Hospice and St .Brendans Church. Tickets costing €25 can be had from Ann Delahunt Smith Rathcabbin on 087 9625218.

Church News.

Mission Sunday is Sun 23rd Oct and the tradition for a number of years now are to observe the month as Mission Month. The theme is “You shall be my witnesses” Pope Francis.  Here is a link to a short video analysis of mission Sunday, produced locally. https://youtu.be/iVegzDGMzQc .

Mass times in our parish are as follows. Monday Mornings at 9.30am in Lorrha Church (except Bank Holidays). Every Saturday evening at 6.30pm in Lorrha Church. Every Sunday morning at 11.30am in Rathcabbin Church.

Church Bookings:  Can anyone wishing to book anniversary masses, christenings, weddings etc, please contact the church sacristans, Agnes Slevin in Lorrha, and Mary Cleary in Rathcabbin.

GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €13,300. The numbers drawn on 17 October were: 3-7-18-30. 5 Match 3's: Niall Brophy, Charlie Corrigan, Marie Holmes, D&K Houlihan, Maher family.  Promoters: Noreen Houlihan, D&K Mannion, Sean Mannion. Next Monday's jackpot is €13,400 with Team 2 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Intermediate: Best of luck to the intermediate hurlers who take on Drom & Inch in the county semi-final this Saturday in Toomevara at 1.00pm. Purchase tickets from the attached link: Tipperary GAA | Future Ticketing

Junior Hurling: Best of luck to the Junior ‘B’ hurlers who take on Thurles Sarsfields in the county semi-final this Sunday in Moneygall at 12.30pm. Purchase tickets from the attached link: Tipperary GAA | Future Ticketing There is also a weekend ticket pass to attend both games, plus the County Finals at Semple Stadium, from the attached link:  Adult link: Tipperary GAA | Future Ticketing Student link: Tipperary GAA | Future Ticketing

Tipperary Draw: Congrats to Beibhinn Kennedy who won €100 in the latest Tipperary Clubs Draw.
Creeslough Vigil: Club members attended a candle-lit vigil which was held in solidarity with the Creeslough community in Donegal after the recent tragedy.
Kieran Donaghy visits Rathcabbin NS: On behalf of his company PST, former Kerry footballing great Kieran Donaghy opened the new astro-turf pitch in Rathcabbin NS last Thursday. The school would like to thank him for how friendly he was with everyone. They say you should never meet your heroes, but all the kids were blown away by Donaghy's enthusiastic personality as well as the time he had for each of them. He also let all the kids take a penalty on him in the new goals. It's no wonder he's nicknamed 'The Star.'

                                                         High Spirits 2022  

 

Date of event: November 20th, 2022  

BUMBLEance is The Children's Ambulance Service. Imagine being the parent of a child who requires constant medical intervention and treatment to live it’s almost permanently heart breaking. BUMBLEance was born out of that heart break. Created to reduce the anxiety and trauma for children across Ireland who are experiencing life limiting illness or who have complex medical issues and for those terminally ill children who are making their final journey to the comfort of their own home one last time. We’re there for kids and parents who don’t deserve to find themselves in this position. Children get the care and attention they need for their road to recovery or to support them to live the most fulfilled lives their conditions allow.

Unfortunately, some children are given the devastating news that there is no other medical intervention available. We are there for those families too. We refer to these journeys as ‘Angel Trips’. A trip where a King or Queen Bee makes their final journey home as they grow their ‘Angel Wings’. In these, thankfully, rare occasions we are there to give comfort and joy, on a child's final journey home to be with their family and friends in this heartbreaking moment. BUMBLEance exists because nothing else does, without us, children would have to take the long trip to traumatic treatment on public transport or in the back of the family car, ill or in pain. Without us, there is no alternative.

As a way to honour our past service users, On November 20th, for Remembrance Month, we are paying tribute to those who we have lost since our service began 9 years ago. We are asking you to support us by climbing the Galtee Mountain's at sunrise for a beautiful, guided sunrise hike. There are 100 spaces for this hike, and they are filling up fast. Make sure you sign up to secure your spot today. This sunrise hike is dedicated to the 90 children we have brought on their final journey home. By taking part you will be supporting families who avail of our service all while remembering our Bees that are no longer with us but will always be a part of the BUMBLEance family.

Angel Bee Zak’s mother, Catriona Moran shares, “We learned the devastating news that Zak had a Grade 4 highly aggressive malignant tumour called Glioblastoma Multiforme that could be treated but could not be cured.  Unfortunately, only 2/3 of the tumour could be removed and Zak was left with right sided hemiplegia as a result of the surgery and never regained his mobility. In January 2022, Zak had a follow up scan which revealed that his cancer had spread and that he had multiple new tumours on his spine and brain.  He underwent full brain and spinal radiotherapy in St. Lukes Hospital but unfortunately, he never fully recovered from his treatment and the cancer spread even further.  Sadly, Zak passed away on the 2nd of May 2022 after a hard battle with cancer. We are so grateful for BUMBLEance and their incredible team for providing such an amazing service to so many children around the country with life-limiting illnesses.  We will be forever grateful to them for the difference they made to Zak's life.”

 

Brian Conlan, BUMBLEance CEO, who is taking part in the hike, shares. “The 20th of November 2022 is a special day in the calendar for BUMBLEance. On this day we commemorate the lives of the little children, “Angel Bees” who used our services on their final journey to the comfort of their home before they passed away. To honour our past service users, we are paying tribute to those who have we have lost since our service began 9 years ago. Our Angel trips are an integral part of what we do as a charity, and we do it as nobody else does. We are asking people to please consider joining us on the day or organising their own local event or just contributing to the event. You can join us by signing up on our website - www.BUMBLEance.com/high-spirits. This is our main fundraiser for this year so please support us. We expect to establish it as a significant annual event going forward set in November each year, the month of Remembrance.”

How can people sign up?

People can register via our website https://www.bumbleance.com/high-spirits/ Companies or individuals can register and can choose from 2 options. Choose to attend a hike in the Galtee mountains or host your own hike. More details to register are here https://register.enthuse.com/ps/event/HighSpirits 


Lorrha Notes

Mary O’Meara, Redwood, Lorrha is pictured here in April 2016 after she was presented with the  Benemerenti Medal and framed Scroll by Lorrha P.P. Fr. Pat Mulcahy, for her dedication as Sacristan for 50 years in the church of the Most Holy Redeemer, Redwood .  At that time, Mary recalled taking up the duty from her mother all those years earlier.  Mary who passed away on Monday October 3rd was in her 96th year. May she rest in Peace.     Photo: Rose Mannion.

Late Mary O’Meara.

The peaceful death took place after a short illness bravely borne and in the presence of her family, on Monday October 3rd. of Mary O’Meara, Redwood, Lorrha.
Nee Gardiner, Mary was born and raised in Redwood and spent all of her long life there. She loved people calling to her house for a chat over a cuppa and she had many visitors through the years. She worked hard, especially after the untimely death of her husband John Joe on 21st December 1984. Mary who took ill in July celebrated her 95th birthday in hospital and was delighted to have reached such a milestone. In April 2016, she was presented with a Benemerenti Medal and framed Scroll by the then Lorrha P.P. Fr. Pat Mulcahy, for her dedication as Sacristan for 50 years in the church of the Most Holy Redeemer, Redwood and at that time, Mary recalled taking up the duty from her mother all those years earlier.
The Benemerenti Medal is the highest honour awarded by the Pope to lay persons in recognition of their long and exceptional service to the church. The medal which was blessed by Pope Francis was then forwarded to the parish through the Papal Nuncio. The Medal was  inscribed with the word “Benemerenti”, derived from the Latin, meaning ‘to a well deserved person’.
Mary will be sadly missed from the parish, but in particular by her family, son Val, daughter in law Anne, grandchildren Sean, Megan, Kate, Alan and Sean's partner Danielle, nephews PJ and Hubert Glynn, niece Marie Regan, relatives neighbours and many friends to whom we offer our sympathy. She was predeceased by her husband John Joe, sister Sally and brother in law Pakie.
After funeral Mass in the Church of the Most Holy Redeemer, Redwood on Wednesday 5th. burial took place in St. Ruadhan’s Church Cemetery, Lorrha.  May she rest in peace.

Two Semi-Finals Await Lorrha Hurling Teams.

Well done to the Intermediate hurling squad and management who secured a hard-fought victory over neighbours Borrisokane in the quarter-finals of the County Championship on Saturday afternoon in Nenagh in a tense game that went to extra time. Lorrha prevailed by the narrowest of margins 1.23 to 0.25. We wish them the best of luck in the semi-final.
We also congratulate the Junior B squad and management who had a great win over Clerihan on Sunday in their County Quarter final. Final score Lorrha 1.23 -  Clerihan 0.3. We wish them all the best in the semi-final.

Niall McIntyre out in front with captain Michael Dolan coming up the rear  Photos Rose Mannion

Invitation.

Former Kerry All Ireland winning footballer Kieran Donaghy will visit Rathcabbin N.S. on Thursday October 13th. at 12.30pm. Kieran works with PST, the company responsible for the schools astro turf pitch and is kindly coming to officially cut the ribbon and open the pitch. Refreshments will be server afterwards, and everyone, parents, families, members of the community and GAA club etc. are all welcome to attend.

Rathcabbin NS 75 Years

Rathcabbin National School plans to mark its 75th year with a celebration. We will celebrate on Sunday October 16th, after Mass/1pm at the school. It will be exactly 75 years since the first classes were taught in the building in October 1947.
The school was hoped to be ready in 1946, but in autumn 47, after some delay in construction in a very different- post World War 2 Ireland, the school community began a new era.  We invite all pupils, families, past pupils and their families, friends and everyone that knows the school to come and enjoy the day. There will be some guests, some entertainment and refreshments at the school, and a chance to meet old friends and neighbours.  There will be more information so keep an eye out for updates. If you have any queries, information to contribute or connections to the school in the past etc, feel free to text 0864140102 or email rathcabbinns75@gmail.com. In the mean-time, please spread the word and keep the date in mind. Thank you.

Community Engagement Event

Society at large is faced with a number of concurrent challenges such as loss of Biodiversity, decreasing Water Quality, extremes in weather patterns, costly Fossil Fuels, lack of food security and public health issues. The best strategy for local communities to deal with these issues is to build on community development and form collaborations with both funding organisations and policy makers.

Within the Environment and Energy Pillar of the Rural Development Programme, North Tipperary Rural Development Company supports projects generated by community groups, social enterprise or private enterprise under the Rural Environmental Themes of Water, Biodiversity and Renewable Energy. The NTDC Project Worker Sean O' Farrell will engage with the people of Lorrha and Dorrha in a conversation on Project Development and what the expected Funding streams will be under the new Rural Development programme due to commence in 2023.

A meeting to facilitate this conversation will take place in the Community Hall, Lorrha on Wednesday, 19th October at 7.30pm. Your attendance and participation will be very welcome.

Date for your Diary.

A fundraising poker classic will be held in Hannigans of Kilbarron on 23rd. October at 6pm. All proceeds to the North Tipp Ploughing committee. If interested, talk to Joe Slattery.

Halloween Raffle.

Rathcabbin Tidy Towns are holding a Halloween raffle with some lovely prizes on offer. Tickets will be sold during the month of October with the raffle taking place on Sunday 30th.  1st prize will be an overnight with breakfast at the Aloft Hotel, Dublin. 2nd prize Large Luxury Hamper which can be viewed in Kellys shop, 3rd prize is a mystery voucher to the value of €200 and the 4th prize is a 8 x 4 car trailer load of firewood worth €140. Tickets costing €5 each can be purchased from the committee/volunteers, in Kelly’s shop or on line at I donate.ie. https://www.idonate.ie/raffle/RathcabbinTidyTownsHalloweenRaffle. All money raised will be used for further projects around the village. Your support will be welcome and appreciated by the committee.

2023 Parish Calendar.

Lorrha Development are looking for your help. Have you photographs you would like to share in the 2023 parish calendar? If so call Anne Marie Hough on 087 966 6249 or Barbara Tierney on 087 440 2496.

Church News.

Mission Sunday.

Mission Sunday is Sun 23rd Oct and the tradition for a number of years now are to observe the month as Mission Month. The theme is “You shall be my witnesses” Pope Francis.  Here is a link to a short video analysis of mission Sunday, produced locally. https://youtu.be/iVegzDGMzQc .

Mass times in our parish are as follows. Monday Mornings at 9.30am in Lorrha Church (except Bank Holidays). Every Saturday evening at 6.30pm in Lorrha Church. Every Sunday morning at 11.30am in Rathcabbin Church.

Church Bookings:  Can anyone wishing to book anniversary masses, christenings, weddings etc, please contact the church sacristans, Agnes Slevin in Lorrha, and Mary Cleary in Rathcabbin.

Marriage Enrichment Weekend.

The Marriage Enrichment weekend  will take place this year on Friday 4th to  Sunday 6th Nov 2022 in the International Hotel, Cork Airport. For more info / book, visit www.marriageencounter.ie

GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €13,200. The numbers drawn on 10 October were: 4-8-9-31. No Match 3.  4 Lucky Dips: John Douglas, John Maher, Richard O'Riordan, Geraldine & Cally.  Promoters: Martin Hough, Sean Mannion, Kevin Molloy.  Next Monday's jackpot is €13,300 with Team 1 in charge in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Intermediate: Well done to our intermediates who, after a hard-fought quarter final battle with Borrisokane in Nenagh on Saturday, came out on top 1-23 to 0-25, after extra time, and have qualified for the county semi-final against Drom & Inch which takes place on Saturday 22nd October in Toomevara at 1.00pm

Junior Hurling: Well done also to our Junior Bs who defeated Clerihan 1-13 to 0-3 in the county quarter final in Templetuohy on Sunday. The semi-final against Thurles Sarsfields takes place on Sunday 23rd October in Moneygall at 12.30pm

Social Dancing: Continues next Friday at 9.30pm the Tony Reddin Centre to the music of Michelle Murphy.

Lorrha Intermediate lads in the thick of the action

 

 


Lorrha Notes

Rathcabbin Tidy Towns are holding a Halloween raffle with some lovely prizes on offer. Tickets will be sold during the month of October with the raffle taking place on Sunday 30th.  1st prize will be an overnight with breakfast at the Aloft Hotel, Dublin. 2nd prize Large Luxury Hamper which can be viewed in Kellys shop, 3rd prize is a mystery voucher to the value of €200 and the 4th prize is a 8 x 4 car trailer load of firewood worth €140. Tickets costing €5 each can be purchased from the committee/volunteers, in Kelly’s shop or on line at I donate.ie. https://www.idonate.ie/raffle/RathcabbinTidyTownsHalloweenRaffle. All money raised will be used for further projects around the village. Your support will be welcome and appreciated by the committee.

 Late Eamon Mannion.

The death took place on Monday 26th September of Eamon Mannion, Curraghagloss, Lorrha.
Predeceased by his parents Tom and Mai, sister Mary, brothers Michael and Tommy, brothers in law Sal and Martin and grandson Grant. He is survived by his wife Kathleen, sons David, Mark and Darren, daughters Louise, Janice and Alison, daughters in law Orla and Donna, son in law Liam, brothers Liam and Sean, sister Kathleen, sisters in law, brothers in law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends to whom sympathy is offered.
After funeral Mass in St. Ruadhan’s Church, Lorrha on Thursday 29th burial took place in Bonoham Cemetery, Rathcabbin. May he rest in peace.

Late Timothy Houlihan.

The death took place on Thursday 29th September of Timothy Houlihan, Derrinvohill, Borrisokane and late of Derry, Rathcabbin.
Predeceased by his parents Bill and Ellen, his sister Mary and his brother Jack. Deeply regretted by his nephews Ken, Hubert, Colm and Declan Hogan, his nieces-in-law, grand nieces and grand nephews, his wonderful carers, his great neighbours and all his friends and relatives.
After funeral Mass in St. Peter and Paul’s Church, Borrisokane on Saturday October 1st. burial took place in Lorrha Cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Harvest Thanksgiving.

The Annual Harvest Thanksgiving Service on Sunday 9th October in St Ruadhans Church of Ireland at 8.00 pm.  All are welcome.

Invitation.

Former Kerry All Ireland winning footballer Kieran Donaghy will visit Rathcabbin N.S. on Thursday October 13th. at 12.30pm. Kieran works with PST, the company responsible for the schools astro turf pitch and is kindly coming to officially cut the ribbon and open the pitch. Refreshments will be server afterwards, and everyone, parents, families, members of the community and GAA club etc. are all welcome to attend.

Rathcabbin NS 75 Years

As mentioned last year, Rathcabbin National School plans to mark its 75th year with a celebration. We will celebrate on Sunday October 16th, after mass/1pm at the school. It will be exactly 75 years since the first classes were taught in the building in October 1947.
The school was hoped to be ready in 1946, but in autumn 47, after some delay in construction in a very different- post World War 2 Ireland, the school community began a new era.  We invite all pupils, families, past pupils and their families, friends and everyone that knows the school to come and enjoy the day. There will be some guests, some entertainment and refreshments at the school, and a chance to meet old friends and neighbours.  There will be more information so keep an eye out for updates. If you have any queries, information to contribute or connections to the school in the past etc, feel free to text 0864140102 or email rathcabbinns75@gmail.com. In the mean-time, please spread the word and keep the date in mind. Thank you.

Addition to Ploughing Success.

James Hough (Rathcabbin) and Joe Slattery (Coolbawn) picked up 5th place in their respective ploughing class during the National Ploughing Championships held recently. The two men was mistakenly omitted from last week’s list for which we offer our apologies. Well done to both. All the winners will be presented with their trophies during a banquet which will take place in The Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise on Sunday October 9th.

Good Luck.

Best of luck to the Intermediate hurling squad when they take on Borrisokane in the Tipperary intermediate quarter final on Saturday October 8 in Nenagh at 2.00.

Date for your Diary.

A fundraising poker classic will be held in Hannigans of Kilbarron on 23rd. October at 6pm. All proceeds to the North Tipp Ploughing committee. If interested, talk to Joe Slattery.

2023 Parish Calendar.

Lorrha Development are looking for your help. Have you photographs you would like to share in the 2023 parish calendar? If so call Anne Marie Hough on 087 966 6249 or Barbara Tierney on 087 440 2496.

Church News.

First Friday Mass will be celebrated  in St. Ruadhan’s Church,  Lorrha at 8pm this  Friday 7th October which is also  National day of Prayer for Children.

 Mission Sunday.

 Mission Sunday is Sun 23rd Oct and the tradition for a number of years now are to observe the month as Mission Month. The theme is “You shall be my witnesses” Pope Francis.  Here is a link to a short video analysis of mission Sunday, produced locally. https://youtu.be/iVegzDGMzQc .

Mass times in our parish are as follows. Monday Mornings at 9.30am in Lorrha Church (except Bank Holidays). Every Saturday evening at 6.30pm in Lorrha Church. Every Sunday morning at 11.30am in Rathcabbin Church.

Church Bookings:  Can anyone wishing to book anniversary masses, christenings, weddings etc, please contact the church sacristans, Agnes Slevin in Lorrha, and Mary Cleary in Rathcabbin.

Marriage Enrichment Weekend.

The Marriage Enrichment weekend  will take place this year on Friday 4th to  Sunday 6th Nov 2022 in the International Hotel, Cork Airport. For more info / book, visit www.marriageencounter.ie

Rediscovering God.

An afternoon with Jessie Rogers at Pastoral Ctr. Nenagh, Sat.15th Oct. 2-5pm.  Suggested donation €20 To book: Srs. Rita/Patricia Greene 06732830.

GAA Notes.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €13,100. The numbers drawn on 3 October were: 10-22-24-26. No Match 3. 4 Lucky Dips: Chrissie Hough, Noreen Houlihan, Paul Houlihan, Liam Moran.  Promoters: D&K Mannion, Kelly's, Mulrooney's Gala. Next Monday's jackpot is €13,200 with Team 8 in charge in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Intermediate: The Intermediate hurlers take on Borrisokane in the County quarter final this Saturday, 8th October in Nenagh at 2.00pm. Tickets can be purchased online at Tipperary GAA | Future Ticketing

Junior Hurling: The junior ‘B’ hurlers take on Clerihan in the County quarter final on Sunday, 9th October in Templetuohy at 11.30am. Tickets can be purchased online at Tipperary GAA | Future Ticketing

Tipperary GAA Draw: The first Tipp draw of the year took place on Friday night and it was a lucky start for Lorrha, with both Margaret Kinsella and Donal Kennedy winning €1000 plus 100 prize bonds. Well done to chief promoter Kathleen Gleeson on all her work with the draw, she certainly seems to have the golden touch.

Social Dancing: resumes next Friday night at 9.30pm at the Tony Reddin Centre to the music of Break free.

Sympathies: To the Hogan family, Roden, on the death of Timmy Houlihan, and to the O'Meara family, Redwood, on the passing of Mary O'Meara. May they rest in Peace.


Lorrha Notes

The U16 squad who participated in a blitz recently in Roscrea.

Ploughing Success.

North Tipp Ploughing committee wish to extend congratulations to Borrisokane man Ethan Harding who claimed First place in the U/28 conventional class at the National Ploughing Championships held last week and to Lorrha man Ciarán Milne who went on to claim the 3rd position in the 3 furrow conventional class. It was a successful three days ploughing overall for the North Tipp club as chairman Ray Clancy, Lorrha picked up the 4th position in the Hydrolic vintage class and another Lorrha man Tom Duffy came 5th in the Intermediate junior class. Well done lads and indeed well done to all our club men who participated. We extend many thanks also to everyone who helped out during the three day event.
The North Tipp club wishes to extend many congratulations to Eamonn Tracey from Carlow who was crowned world champion in the conventional class and John Whelan from Wexford who took the reversible ploughing class. Both men will represent Ireland in the World Ploughing Championships again next year. History will be made as it will be the very first time the pair have done the double in the world event. Overall, this year’s event was a very successful one for both the North Tipp club and for Ireland.

Wedding Bells.

Congratulations and many good wishes is extended to Rosemary Reddin, daughter of Padraic and Martina, Rathcabbin and Evan Clerkin, son of Sean and Phil, Monaghan who were married on September 17th . The happy couple celebrated their wedding in Ashley Park House, Ardcroney, with their family and friends and a great time was had by all. We wish Rosemary and Evan the best of luck in the years ahead as they settle down to married life in Kildare.

Camogie News.

Our girls are starting into the 11s and 13s leagues for the next 4 weeks, unfortunately our first match ended with a defeat away to Ballina. The girls played with great heart, and despite missing a number of girls with injury , put in a great team performance. Next match is v Nenagh at home Thursday evening. Our U11 are out Monday evening at home v Shannon Rovers, and we welcome 3 new girls Ruby Ryan, Katie Lambe and Muireann Kennedy, best of luck to all.
We were delighted to be invited by the Carroll family in Roscrea to a U16 Blitz held in honour of Patsy and Dickie Carroll at the weekend. The girls put in very impressive performances throughout their 4 games, narrowly missing on silverware in the Shield final. Every girl deserves great praise for her work rate throughout the year , from the younger girls who have played every grade so that they don’t let their team down , to the girls who struggled though injuries or just back, and to all the team for their can do attitude all around the pitch. They are a great prospect for the future. Thank you to the Coaches and Mentors for their dedication and hard work since February this year, Ken Cleary, Siobhan Leahy, Tom Kennedy, Joe Pyke and Caroline O’Brien.
Our  last Junior A championship game versus Kildangan ended in a defeat in Puckane . Despite a strong opening performance by Lorrha, Kildangan pulled away to lead by 5 points at the interval. A number of goal chances by Lorrha were superbly stopped on the line and Kildangan, through some great points scored when on to win and progress to a county semi final.  We are awaiting confirmation on whether Shield or Plate finals will be held in the Junior A competition. A big thanks to the girls who have shown great loyalty to this team over the past number of years and to the Management team of  Padraig Madden, Aiden McIntyre, Pauline Hoctor, Physios Ann Delahunt and John Harding and Joint Captains Caoimhe Kennedy & Aoife Brady , for all their dedication.

Rathcabbin NS 75 Years

As mentioned last year, Rathcabbin National School plans to mark its 75th year with a celebration. We will celebrate on Sunday October 16th, after mass/1pm at the school. It will be exactly 75 years since the first classes were taught in the building in October 1947.
The school was hoped to be ready in 1946, but in autumn 47, after some delay in construction in a very different- post World War 2 Ireland, the school community began a new era.  We invite all pupils, families, past pupils and their families, friends and everyone that knows the school to come and enjoy the day. There will be some guests, some entertainment and refreshments at the school, and a chance to meet old friends and neighbours.  There will be more information so keep an eye out for updates. If you have any queries, information to contribute or connections to the school in the past etc, feel free to text 0864140102 or email rathcabbinns75@gmail.com. In the mean-time, please spread the word and keep the date in mind. Thank you.

AGM

Lorrha Development AGM will take place in St. Ruadhan’s Community Hall on Thursday night 29th at 8pm.

Rathcabbin Hall.

 Bootcamp with Ignite fitness back every Monday night in Rathcabbin Hall at 8.15pm. Suitable for all fitness levels ladies and gents.

Preliminary Notice.

A fundraising poker classic will be held in Hannigans of Kilbarron on 23rd. October at 6pm. All proceeds to the North Tipp Ploughing committee. If interested, talk to Joe Slattery.

Church News.

Mass times in our parish are as follows. Monday Mornings at 9.30am in Lorrha Church (except Bank Holidays). Every Saturday evening at 6.30pm in Lorrha Church. Every Sunday morning at 11.30am in Rathcabbin Church.

Church Bookings:  Can anyone wishing to book anniversary masses, christenings, weddings etc, please contact the church sacristans, Agnes Slevin in Lorrha, and Mary Cleary in Rathcabbin.

Day for Life.

 The Day for life  is Sun 2nd Oct and is dedicated to raising awareness of the meaning and value of human life. The theme ‘Caring for the Older Person’. 

Apologetics Conference.

Evangelium Ireland will host an Apologetics Conference for young Catholic adults entitled, “Towards Halloween – Saints, Souls and so much more!” at DCU St Patrick’s Campus, Drumcondra, Dublin 9 on Saturday, 8 Oct from 11am. Cost: €15. For more information and to book go to www.evangelium.ie

Marriage Enrichment Weekend.

The Marriage Enrichment weekend  will take place this year on Friday 4th to  Sunday 6th Nov 2022 in the International Hotel, Cork Airport. For more info / book, visit www.marriageencounter.ie

Rediscovering God.

An afternoon with Jessie Rogers at Pastoral Ctr. Nenagh, Sat.15th Oct. 2-5pm.  Suggested donation €20 To book: Srs. Rita/Patricia Greene 06732830

Lourdes Autumn Pilgrimage.

Our Diocesan Autumn pilgrimage to Lourdes leaves Shannon Airport Sunday 2nd October returning on Friday 7th October. A few seats still available from Joewalshtours.ie. If you would like to send a petition to the Grotto in Lourdes, please post to Ennis Parish Office, Station Rd., Ennis, Co Clare by Friday next 30th September or email to info@ennisparish.ie.

Silver Arch.

Silver Arch Family Resource Centre is inviting older people living in North Tipperary to join us at our great Afternoon Tea Dance to celebrate Positive Ageing Week (PAW) 2022.  PAW is an Age Action initiative to promote the importance of older people & to celebrate their contribution to our families, workplaces, communities, & society. The dance will be held in the Abbey Court on Thursday, 29th Sept 2022, from 3pm to 5pm.  Live music by Acoustic Reign & a light afternoon tea will also be provided. The cost is €5pp and you can confirm your place by contacting Silver Arch FRC on 067-31800, emailing us at info@silverarchfrc.iePlease note you must book as numbers are limited.

 GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €13,000. The numbers drawn on 27 September were: 1-3-7-23.  3 Match 3's share €100: Clodagh Bourke, Richard Bourke, Maher family.
Promoters: Martin Hough, Noreen Houlihan, Madeleine Maher.  Next Monday's jackpot is €13,100 with Team 7 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Intermediate Hurling: Lorrha have been drawn to face Borrisokane in the County Intermediate quarter final on Saturday 8th October in Nenagh at 2.00pm.

Junior Hurling: The Junior ‘B’ hurlers take on Clerihan in the County quarter final on Sunday October 9th in Templetuohy at 12 noon.

Camogie: Best of luck to David Sullivan on his appointment as Tipperary junior camogie manager.

Tipperary GAA draw: The first Tipp draw of the year is taking place on Friday at 8:30pm. It's not too late to enter and anyone interested can contact Kathleen Gleeson (0868694528).

Social Dancing: has been postponed on Friday night following the passing of Eamonn Mannion. It will resume on Friday 7th October.

Sympathy: The club would like to sympathise with the Mannion family on the passing of Eamonn Mannion, Curragha, who provided his cheffing skills to the club for many years. May he rest in Peace.

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