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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

Denis O'Meara in action against Moneygall on Sunday last in the North Intermediate Semi-Final which was held in Roscrea.  Lorrha beat Moneygall 5.24 to 2.13 to reach the final v Shannon Rovers in just under two weeks time.  Pic: Rose Mannion.

Late Anna Larkin.

The peaceful death took place on Tuesday 28th June in Tullamore Hospital of Anna Larkin, Curragha, Lorrha.
Anna was in frail health throughout her life and in the final month or so she took seriously ill in Ealga Lodge Nursing Home in Shinrone, where she has resided for a number of years, yet news of her passing brought much sadness and regret to her relatives and her neighbours.
The Larkin home was a rambling house where the neighbours met for a chat on a regular basis, in particular after a match which was replayed several times, analyses after analyses gone over and over and what could and should have been done,  but the end result never changed.   If Lorrha were playing, this group were way ahead of their time with every player rated, long before it was ever heard of, and Anna got in on the conversations too enjoying the banter and the laughter and topping up the tea cups. Sadly, most of the group are now deceased.
Anna and her two brothers Johnnie and Mikie, welcomed everyone into their kitchen where the kettle was always boiling and the smell of fresh bread and tart filled the air. Lashings of butter on freshly cut slices disappeared quickly too as the chat would last for much longer than anyone intended. A kind warmhearted, quiet lady, Anna always wore a smile on her face regardless of what was happening in the world outside her home. She was a deeply religious woman who loved to recite the Rosary and lived her daily life accordingly.
Anna was born 91 years ago to John and Sarah (nee Quinlisk) Larkin of Curragha, where she continued to live the rest of her life. She had one sister who predeceased her in infancy, and three brothers, Joseph (Kilcormac), John, (both of whom predeceased her, and Michael (St. Kieran’s Care Home, Rathcabbin). She is also survived by her sister-in-law Gertrude (Kilcormac), nieces Emer and Deirdre, nephews David and Joe, cousins, relatives, neighbours and friends to whom sympathy is offered.
Her funeral Mass in St. Ruadhan’s Church in Lorrha on Saturday July 2nd was concelebrated by her cousin Fr. David Larkin (Dublin) and by Fr. Michael Cooney. Afterwards, Anna was laid to rest in the family plot in the adjoining cemetery. May her gentle soul rest in peace.

VC is Coming Home.

Martin O’Meara’s VC  will visit Lorrha for one day only on Saturday 13th August in what will be a very historic occasion. From here until the VC arrives, there will be plenty of work taking place, plaques erected, bunting and flags to suitably decorate the village for the one and only visit of the VC.  This will be a huge event for not just the village but also the parish and beyond where everyone is invited to attend.  However, all of this costs money which will be spent wisely in the preparations. In order to support the hard working committee, your attention is drawn  to the collection buckets which are available in Sceal shop, Friars Tavern, Pat Hough’s, Kellys Rathcabbin, Ferry Inn and Mulrooney’s Ferry Service Station for anyone wishing to make a contribution to the homecoming. The committee also have a Go Fund Me page which is in operation at  https://www.gofundme.com/f/homecoming-of-martin-omearas-vc or by typing in Homecoming of Martin O’Meara’s VC  Go Fund Me Page, to help raise the necessary funds
required. Do please contribute if you can as all funds will be needed. Your support is much appreciated. You can follow us on www.lorrhadorrha.ie or on facebook  https://www.facebook.com/groups/403195614992761.

Wedding Bells.

Congratulations and every good wish is extended to Suzanne Sullivan, Rathcabbin and Paul Quirke, Banagher who were married in St. Ruadhan’s Church, Lorrha on Friday last July 1st. We wish the happy couple lots of good luck in the years ahead.

Rotten luck.

Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary senior camogie squad had a great win over their old rivals Cork on Saturday in Cork’s own back yard Páirc Uí Rinn in the All Ireland Series. A tremendous effort from the visitors gave them a one point victory 1.17 to 1.16 their first over Cork in a long number of years. This win saw Tipp level in third place with Dublin, however, it’s rotten luck for Tipp who lose out for a place in the quarter final due to score difference.  Hard luck Clodagh, you played superbly all year and served up great entertainment.

Well Done.

Well done to the Lorrha Intermediate hurling team and management who had a 5.24 to 2.13 brilliant win over Moneygall in the North semi-final on Sunday evening last in Roscrea. Lorrha will play neighbours Shannon Rovers in the final in two weeks time.

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.

Volunteering in our Parish.


All our parish depend hugely on volunteers whether it be those who read or distribute Holy Communion, serve on the pastoral council, parish finance committee, safeguarding committee, those who take up offertory collection, count Parish money, act as stewards on special occasions, help with sacramental preparation or pastoral care of people, or the rosary and in our parish in many other ways.
If you feel you would like to be a part of our volunteering cohort of parishioners please contact any member of pastoral council.

Marys Meals.

To raise funds and awareness Mary's Meals are walking throughout Ireland, starting on 7th August from Kilkenny, Malin, Derry, Armagh, Dublin, Kilkenny, Limerick and Thurles and are all arriving in Knock Co Mayo on 15th  August. Step by Step to Feed the Next Child. See the website www.marysmeals.ie for more info. Fr Eamonn Kelly (PP in Raphoe, Co. Donegal) will walk this year from Thurles and invites you to join him. For more info phone Fr Eamonn on 087-9077985 or eamonnkelly1949@gmail.com or Angela Moore at 089-4959519.Thurles walk will go through Templemore, Roscrea, Birr, Ferbane, Athlone, Roscommon, Ballymoe and Ballyhaunis

GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €11,800. The numbers drawn on 4 July were: 10-14-21-29. 4 Match 3's share €100: Celine Cleary, Martin Hough, JP Houlihan, Caoimhe Kennedy.  Promoters: Thomas P Cahalan, Eamonn Maher, Mulrooney's Gala.  Next Monday's jackpot is €11,900 with Team 3 in charge of the dra. Thank you for your continued support.

Intermediate: Well done to the intermediates on their win over Moneygall in the North semi-final on Sunday. The final against Shannon Rovers will take place on the weekend 16/17 July.

Junior Hurling: The juniors are fixed to play away to Borrisokane this weekend, in the second round of the North Championship. Time and date to be confirmed.

Under 19 Hurling: The U19 hurlers take on Newport this Wednesday in Newport at 7.30pm in the opening round of the North ‘B’ Championship.

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

Congrats: To Michael O'Meara and Yvonne on their recent wedding and also to Graham Houlihan on the birth of his son, Freddie.

Sympathies: To the White family, Carrig, on the death of Margaret.

Euro-Millions: Our term is up at the end of July, so tickets will be circulated again this week. We've 12 lines instead of six this term, which means we've increased chances of winning. You will be entered into a draw for a much-coveted prize if you sell a full book of tickets. More details next week.

Smile Awhile.


Lorrha Notes

A Date has been Announced.

The Lorrha Martin O’Meara VC committee have at last received confirmation that Saturday August 13th has been designated for Martin’s VC to visit Lorrha.  The committee have waited a long time for a date to be confirmed and are delighted to receive this news. From here until the VC arrives, there will be plenty of work taking place, plaques erected, bunting and flags to suitably decorate the village for the one and only visit of the VC and much more besides. This will be a huge event for not just the village but also the parish and beyond where everyone is invited to attend.  However, all of this costs money which will be spent wisely in the preparations. In order to support the hard working committee, your attention is drawn  to the collection buckets which are available in Sceal shop, Friars Tavern, Pat Hough’s, Kellys Rathcabbin, Ferry Inn and Mulrooney’s Ferry Service Station for anyone wishing to make a contribution to the homecoming. The committee also have a Go Fund Me page which is in operation at  https://www.gofundme.com/f/homecoming-of-martin-omearas-vc or by typing in Homecoming of Martin O’Meara’s VC  Go Fund Me Page, to help raise the necessary funds required. Do please contribute if you can as all funds will be needed. Your support is much appreciated. You can follow us on www.lorrhadorrha.ie or on facebook  https://www.facebook.com/groups/403195614992761.

Good luck.

The best of luck to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary senior camogie squad who play Cork on Saturday coming July 2nd in Páirc Uí Rinn at 5pm. in the All Ireland Series. This is a must win game for Tipp and they will have their work cut out taking on the Leesiders who top the group after winning all their group games so far. Can Tipp knock them off their perch? It’s a big ask but it can be done so good luck to all.
We also congratulate Emma Kennedy and Ella O’Meara who are representing Lorrha camogie with the County U14 A and C teams. Emma and the A team won their Munster final recently. Emma was also named Junior Camogie Player of the year for Portumna Community School. Well done Emma.
We also wish the Lorrha Intermediate hurling team and management the best of luck when they play Moneygall in the North Intermediate semi-final next Sunday  July 3rd at 7pm.

Athletic Success.

Three young men from Rathcabbin are making waves in the world of athletics in recent weeks. Tom Perry  recently competed in the Leinster U-18 championship which were held in Tullamore and Tom took gold in the 800m and silver in the 1500m. He will go on to compete at the National finals in July. Brothers Paddy and Willie O’Meara also took part with Paddy winning Gold in the discus on Saturday 18th while the following day the 19th, he came second in the shot put and second in the hammer throw. His brother Willie won gold in the hammer throw. All three were representing Birr Athletic Club and all three will be competing in the National finals which take place on Saturday 2nd July and also on the week-end of the 9th and 10th July. We extend congratulations and well done to them and wish Tom, Paddy and Willie the very best of luck in the National Finals.

Tom Perry.

O'Meara Brothers.

Camogie Notes.

Well done to our U14 team who reached the U14 C Shield County final in The Ragg last Sunday. It was their second appearance in a week at the camogie grounds where they over came St Ritas Fethard, in the semi final in an impressive display winning 2-02 to 1-01. The final v Cashel was a tough battle but the Lorrha girls did themselves and their families proud with great teamwork and some superb prformances all over the field. Final score 4-03 to 0-7 to Cashel. They now have the U15 league to look forward to starting 11th July.
Our U12s also had a tough encounter v Burgess in Tony Reddin Park last week  with a level score at half time, however Burgess added a number of points to their tally in the second half to come through 5 -2 to 3-0 . Two more away game remain in our group stages before semi final stages.
Cul Camp will commence 11th July in Tony Reddin Park - all welcome.
Well done to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary team in their dramtic win over Wexford and we wish her all the best in the final group match v Cork on July 2nd in Pairce Ui Rinn.
Congratulations to Emma Kennedy and Tipperary U14 A camogie team who won their Munster final in Carriganore, Waterford on the 19th of June. It was a busy few weeks for Emma who was named Junior Camogie Player of the year for Portumna Community School, a well deserved award.  Commisserations to Ella O'Meara and Tipperary U14C team who lost by 1 point v Cork in their Munster final in Waterford and well done to Sophie Houlihan who put in a superb defensive performance for Tipperary v Kilkenny in a recent challenge match.
A big thank you to all those who attended and those who bought tickets in support of our recent Medal Presentation night Dinner Dance in Dooleys Hotel . A great spread and service was given by Dooleys on the night. Thanks also to The Pitt Fitness- Conor Sullivan, Portumna Balloons - Orla Kennedy and Louise Mannion for their generous sponsorship and to Ken Hogan and Aiden McIntyre for conducting an entertaining presentation. A great night was had by all in attendance with no free space left on the dance floor!
Our Lorrha Camogie History Wall was also lanched with photograhs on show from 1968 of the U 16 Lorrha County final winning team( from Agnes Brophy) and from the County final win in 1985, (from Bernie Cleary )and also featuring Agnes Brophy. More to follow on our Histoy Wall and if you have any photos from the achieves we would be grateful for a copy to display, please contact Pauline Hoctor on 087 9280673 and Caroline O Brien on 087 2345817.

Calling All Singletons.

RTÉ2’s hit show First Dates Ireland is currently taking applications from single people who would like to experience a match making process. The requirements to apply are simple. You must be over 18 years of age and of course be single. The show is open to all genders and sexualities and if you are interested in taking part go to www.cococontent.ie/firstdates.

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. Thank you.
First Friday Mass on Friday next 1st July will be celebrated in Rathcabbin Church at 8pm.

National Synod Gathering.

On Saturday June 18th 160 people gathered from across the Irish Church in Athlone. The themes emerging from the Synodal Process are the same right across the country.
“While each diocese had its own particular experience of the Synodal Pathway, nevertheless what we heard on the day  were many common themes emerging across the country – North and South – such as: The continuing importance of faith in people’s lives. Reflections on our sense of belonging to church; Expressions of how abuse is part of the story of the Church. A call for much greater roles of women at all levels in the future of Church. Attention to sexuality, relationships and LGBTQI+ concerns. The importance of education, catechesis, youth, family and co-responsible leadership. Lay ministry, culture and the impact of Covid-19; as well as to faith formation, clergy and liturgy.

Smile Awhile


Lorrha Notes

Congratulations to Mike Blake Portumna who has retired from Bus Eireann School Bus runs. Mike is wished every happiness in the years ahead. Knowing Mike like I do, he won't be sitting idle for long.  

Reminder.

The annual Lorrha Cemetery Mass will be held on Saturday evening coming June 25th at 6.30pm. Weather permitting the Mass will be celebrated outside in the cemetery grounds, otherwise it will take place in the Church. There will be a maintenance collection on the evening and we are very grateful for the continued support.

Weave Workshop.

Barry Noyce, Rathcabbin will host a willow weaving workshop at An Gáirdín this coming Saturday 25th June from 10am to 4pm. If interested call (087) 2845443.

Wedding Bells.

Many congratulations are extended to Michael O’Meara, Dublin and Lorrha and Yvonne Duffy, Castlebar, Co. Mayo who were married recently. We wish them many years of good health and happiness in their future life together.

Well done.

Well done to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary senior camogie squad who edged Wexford  on Saturday last with one point to spare in the All Ireland Series.

Calling All Singletons.

RTÉ2’s hit show First Dates Ireland is currently taking applications from single people who would like to experience a match making process. The requirements to apply are simple. You must be over 18 years of age and of course be single. The show is open to all genders and sexualities and if you are interested in taking part go to www.cococontent.ie/firstdates.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to David, Ashling and Oscar Gradwell, Rathcabbin on the death of David’s mother Freda, Raheny, Dublin which occurred on Sunday 12th June.
After funeral Mass in Our Lady Mother of Divine Grace Church, Raheny on Wednesday 15th burial took place in Fingal Cemetery. May she rest in peace.
Sympathy is also extended to the family and relatives of Sydney Walter Williamson, Lorrha, and Grey Meadows, Cloghan, which occurred on June 14th.  Private funeral took place on Friday 17th.  May he rest in peace.
Sympathy is extended to Trish Broderick on the death of her mother Rosin Purcell, Maynooth, who also died recently. May she rest in peace.

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.

Collection Buckets.
Please note that collection buckets are available in Sceal shop, Friars Tavern, Pat Hough’s, Kellys Rathcabbin, Ferry Inn and Mulrooney’s Ferry Service Station for anyone wishing to make a contribution to the homecoming of the Lorrha Martin O’Meara VC. The committee also have a Go Fund Me page which is in operation at  https://www.gofundme.com/f/homecoming-of-martin-omearas-vc or by typing in Homecoming of Martin O’Meara’s VC  Go Fund Me Page, to raise the necessary funds required to bring Martin O’Meara’s VC to Lorrha for the first time in 105 years. Your support is much appreciated. You can follow us on www.lorrhadorrha.ie or on facebook  https://www.facebook.com/groups/403195614992761.

Summer Camp.

Busy Bodies Summer Camp 2022 takes place in Killeen National School, with week 1 commencing 4th July, & week 2 from 12th July. Activities include sports, swimming, cooking, music, arts and much more. Ages 3 to 10 years. Time from 9.30am to 3pm with the school opening at 8am. Bring a lunch. Phone Ann on 087 9625218 for more info & booking details.

GAA Notes

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €11,600. The numbers drawn on 20 June were: 4-5-19-24. 3 Match 3's share €100: Johnny O'Meara, Anne Lambe, Grace Delaney.  Promoters: Mulrooney's Gala, Sean Mannion, Tony Coen.
Next Monday's jackpot will be €11,700 with Team 1 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Premier Intermediate: Lorrha take on Moneygall in the North semi-final on Sunday 3rd July, time, and venue to be confirmed.

Junior Hurling: The Junior ‘B’s take on Knockshegowna this Friday in Moatfield in the first round of the North Championship at 7.30pm

Inter-County: Congratulations to Killian Fitzgerald who continues to represent the Tipperary under-14 hurling team.

Congratulations: To Sean Molloy who, having completed An Rás Tailteann - an international cycling race around Ireland - has become the first Lorrha native to do so. Great stuff Sean.

Social Dancing: Continues this Friday at 9.30pm to the music of Break Free.

Smile Awhile.


Lorrha Notes

Minister for Education Norma Foley officially opened the extension to Redwood school today Thursday June 16th and is pictured here on her arrival with the school Principal Michelle Hogan.   Pic: Rose Mannion.

Open to the Public.

Redwood Castle, Lorrha will be open to the public this Wednesday 15th June from 2.30pm to 6.30pm.
Come along and view one of the oldest castles in Ireland, still owned by its original clan, the MacEgans.  Michael Egan from Castlebar, restored the entire castle to its former glory and used it for a second family home. Now owned and run by his daughter, Coleesa, the castle opens to the public during summer months as a sight of historic interest.

Official Opening Change of Time.

Minister for Education Norma Foley will officially open the new extension to Redwood School. She will be joined by Bishop Fintan Monahan and other dignitaries on Thurs 16th June at 4.30pm. Please Note change of time. There will be lots of entertainment with tea & refreshments afterwards. There will also be Mass on Sat 18th June at 6.30pm in Redwood church to bless the school. We would like to invite everyone to come along and join us on both days to celebrate this significant occasion in the school’s history.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Joe Dolan and family, Lossernane on the death of his uncle Ted (Edward) Coughlan, New York and formally Ballybeg, Coolderry, who passed away recently after a short illness. Ted, who was 88 years old, spent most of his life in the US and is the last of that generation of his family. Burial took place in the US.  May he rest in peace.

Good Luck.

The best of luck is extended to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary senior camogie squad when they travel to play Wexford  on Saturday 18th. Time and venue to be confirmed.  This is a must win game for Tipp as they now face an uphill struggle to qualify out of their group in this year’s championship.

Required

Portumna Day Care Centre are looking for a part time cook plus kitchen assistant. If you are interested do apply with your CV to Portumna Day Care Service, Castle Avenue or by email to portumnasocialservices@gmail.com or you can give them a call on (087) 430 2540.

Coffee Morning.

To mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2022, Silver Arch Resource Centre, in conjunction with the HSE Safeguarding & Protection Team, is hosting a free coffee morning in Tyone Community Centre on Wed 15th June from 11am to 12:30pm.  This day hopes to be a useful platform to provide information on how and where to access support if people are concerned for themselves or others. All are welcome, however spaces are limited; book by ringing reception at 067-31800

Wedding Bells.

Many congratulations are extended to David Fogarty, Lorrha and Amanda Burke Kilbarron who were married recently. We wish them many years of good health and happiness in their future life together.

Virtual Dementia Café.

Nenagh & Ballina-Killaloe Virtual Dementia Cafe invites you to join us for our next virtual dementia cafe on Thurs 16th June at 7pm (rescheduled from our May cafe). Our guest speaker is Tim O'Donoghue who will be speaking on the topic of driving assessments for people with varying medical conditions or who have concerns around capacity to drive. Please email ballinakillaloe.dementiacafe@gmail.com for link - all are welcome.

Art Exhibition.

Creative Spirits Art Group Borrisokane is holding their “Borrisokane in Bloom” Art Exhibition in Nenagh Arts Centre from Fri 17th June to Mon 27th June.  This group of talented Ladies meets weekly with their Tutor Melissa Ryan of Tipperary ETB.  Everyone is welcome to pop in and view this lovely exhibition.

Church News.

Please take note that Saturday evening Mass on the 18th June will be celebrated in Redwood Church. Please note the change of church.

The Feast of Corpus Christi is next Sunday 19th June.

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.
World Elder Abuse Day: Wed.15th June. If you have a concern for yourself or another person contact HSE Safeguarding Team safeguarding.cho3@hse.ie 067 46470

Collection Buckets.
Please note that collection buckets are available in Sceal shop, Friars Tavern, Pat Hough’s, Kellys Rathcabbin, Ferry Inn and Mulrooney’s Ferry Service Station for anyone wishing to make a contribution to the homecoming of the Lorrha Martin O’Meara VC. The committee also have a Go Fund Me page which is in operation at  https://www.gofundme.com/f/homecoming-of-martin-omearas-vc or by typing in Homecoming of Martin O’Meara’s VC  Go Fund Me Page, to raise the necessary funds required to bring Martin O’Meara’s VC to Lorrha for the first time in 105 years. Your support is much appreciated. You can follow us on www.lorrhadorrha.ie or on facebook  https://www.facebook.com/groups/403195614992761.

Lorrha Cemetery Committee.

The annual  Lorrha Cemetery Mass will be held on Saturday evening June 25th at 6.30pm. Weather permitting the Mass will be celebrated in the Cemetery grounds, otherwise it will take place in the Church. There will be a maintenance collection on the evening and we are very grateful for the continued support.

Summer Camp.

Busy Bodies Summer Camp 2022 takes place in Killeen National School, with week 1 commencing 4th July, & week 2 from 12th July. Activities include sports, swimming, cooking, music, arts and much more. Ages 3 to 10 years. Time from 9.30am to 3pm with the school opening at 8am. Bring a lunch. Phone Ann on 087 9625218 for more info & booking details.

GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €11,500. The numbers drawn on 13 June: 3-13-14-22. 3 Match 3's share €100: Paul Houlihan, Caoimhe Kennedy, Joe Ryan. Promoters: Betty Houlihan, Noreen Houlihan, Mulrooney's Gala.
Next Monday's jackpot is €11,600 with Team 7 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Junior Hurling: Hard luck to the Junior Bs on their loss to Silvermines in the League semi-final. They are looking forward to the first round of the championship at home to Knockshegowna on weekend 24-26 June.

Social Dancing: Continues this Friday at 9.30pm to the music of Peter Burke.

Congratulations: To Amanda and David Fogarty, a player and sponsor of the club, on their recent marriage.

Laugh Awhile

 


Lorrha Notes

Niall McIntyre in action against Ballina recently.

Good Luck.

We extend the best of luck to all our young people from the parish who sit their Junior and Leaving Certificate examinations commencing this Wednesday June 8th. This is the first Junior Cert exam since 2019 and students have been affected by school closures since the Covid 19 Pandemic hit. It’s a big time in their young lives, in particular the Leaving Cert students, so do keep them in your thoughts and prayers over the coming weeks.

Celebration Night.

The Lorrha Junior ‘B’ girls and management will celebrate their 2021 championship success on Saturday night coming 11th  when the girls will be presented with their medals. It’s still not too late to get your ticket for this night of celebrations which will take place in Dooley’s Hotel. Throw in is at 7pm with meal served at 7.30pm. Music by Project 37 followed by DJ. Tickets are available from committee members so get your dancing shoes on for what will be a celebratory night for the parish.
Hard luck to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipp team who lost to Waterford in the third round of the championship.

Fundraiser

Rathcabbin School Parent's Association is holding a 5km walk on Sun 12th June to raise funds for our National School! There is also a bake sale in the school on the day which showcases all the parents baking talents! The walk will commence after Mass from the school. All are very welcome to attend and take part on the day and there will be refreshments and a bake sale before the walk in the National School. There will also be a "brown bread" making competition & we invite entries from anyone interested and this will be judged by local Judges! Please contact Clare on 0871364936 if you have any queries.

Open to the Public.

Redwood Castle, Lorrha will be open to the public on Wednesday 15th June from 2.30pm to 6.30pm.
Come along and view one of the oldest castles in Ireland, still owned by its original clan, the MacEgans.  Michael Egan from Castlebar, restored the entire castle to its former glory and used it for a second family home. Now owned and run by his daughter, Coleesa, the castle opens to the public during summer months as a sight of historic interest.

Education Minister to Visit Parish.

Minister for Education Norma Foley will officially open the new extension to Redwood School. She will be joined by Bishop Fintan Monahan and other dignitaries on Thurs 16th June at 2.30pm. There will be lots of entertainment with tea & refreshments afterwards. There will also be Mass on Sat 18th June at 6.30pm in Redwood church to bless the school. We would like to invite everyone to come along and join us on both days to celebrate this significant occasion in the school’s history.

Childrens Art Project.

Portumna Library is hosting a children's art project by the students of Ute Duggan "Bramble Art". All are welcome. 28 students were involved in the ' bird art' project which is well worth viewing.

Hard Luck.

Commiserations to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary Senior camogie team who lost to Waterford 0.13 to 1.16 in round 3 of the Senior Championship on Sunday last. Tipp have had two draws so far, Clare and Dublin, but needed this win to progress, but hopes were shattered when one of their finest and hugely dedicated players, Mary Ryan, picked up a second yellow card early in the second half. The team have two weeks to regroup before their next outing against Wexford but they now face an uphill struggle to qualify out of their group in this year’s championship.

Advance Fee Scam.

Gardai are asking the public to be aware of an Advance Fee Scam which is doing the rounds at present. In recent weeks it has been reported that people lost sizable sums of money because they thought they were dealing with legitimate loan and mortgage websites. Advance fee fraud requires individuals to pay a fee before receiving a promised sum of money which is never paid. Gardaí say they have noticed an increase in this practice recently with a number of websites offering quick, easy, unsecured loans. The victim is required to fill in a short application that looks for their details. Once these details have been submitted a follow up phone call is received from what appears to be an Irish number. The victim is informed via the telephone call that their loan has been approved but they are required to make a payment in advance of the loan being paid into their account. Reasons for fees can vary but can include, Insurance fees, Set up fees, First instalment in advance.
Gardai are advising the public to, never apply for a loan from an entity that is not authorised by the Central Bank – do your checks in advance of any agreement and before sending any money.
Always check the official Central Bank website to see if the firm is authorised by the Central Bank. The register of authorised firms can be accessed at http://registers.centralbank.ie/.  Never allow your account to be used by another to move money or to hold money for any period (long or short) as this enables Fraudsters to complete their crimes, and deprives innocent Victims of their hard earned cash.  Unfortunately there are no cheap easy loans available in the market and if the offer “sounds too good to be true, it almost certainly is too good to be true.”. Always report the matter to your local Garda station. Stop and think before engaging.
Never give away personal data to people you don’t know. Always be fraud aware, particularly when you receive an unsolicited phone call, email, text or other communication that leads to a request for personal or banking information. Never click on a link in an email, text or other message unless you know the source

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.
World Elder Abuse Day: Wed.15th June. If you have a concern for yourself or another person contact HSE Safeguarding Team safeguarding.cho3@hse.ie 067 46470

Collection Buckets.
Please note that collection buckets are available in Sceal shop, Friars Tavern, Pat Hough’s, Kellys Rathcabbin, Ferry Inn and Mulrooney’s Ferry Service Station for anyone wishing to make a contribution to the homecoming of the Lorrha Martin O’Meara VC. The committee also have a Go Fund Me page which is in operation at  https://www.gofundme.com/f/homecoming-of-martin-omearas-vc or by typing in Homecoming of Martin O’Meara’s VC  Go Fund Me Page, to raise the necessary funds required to bring Martin O’Meara’s VC to Lorrha for the first time in 105 years. Your support is much appreciated. You can follow us on www.lorrhadorrha.ie or on facebook  https://www.facebook.com/groups/403195614992761.

Lorrha Cemetery Committee.

The annual  Lorrha Cemetery Mass will be held on Saturday evening June 25th at 6.30pm, weather permitting. There will be a maintenance collection on the evening and we are very grateful for the continued support.

Summer Camp.

Busy Bodies Summer Camp 2022 takes place in Killeen National School, with week 1 commencing 4th July, & week 2 from 12th July. Activities include sports, swimming, cooking, music, arts and much more. Ages 3 to 10 years. Time from 9.30am to 3pm with the school opening at 8am. Bring a lunch. Phone Ann on 087 9625218 for more info & booking details.

Required

Portumna Day Care Centre are looking for a part time cook plus kitchen assistant. If you are interested do apply with your CV to Portumna Day Care Service, Castle Avenue or by email to portumnasocialservices@gmail.com or you can give them a call on (087) 430 2540.

GAA Notes

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €11,400. The numbers drawn on 6 June were: 13-19-25-32. 1 Match 3: Mary Flynn wins €100. Promoters: Kathleen Gleeson, Martin Hough, Madeleine Maher. Next Monday's jackpot is €11,500 with Team 7 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Social dancing: Continues this Friday at 9.30 to the music of Andy Feery.

Junior B hurling: Well done to the Junior Bs who defeated Kiladangan at the weekend. They will now play Silvermines in the North League semi-final this weekend, fixture tbc.

Lotto: Our club lotto is now being streamed live on our Facebook page, every Monday night at 9.00. You can play lotto online.

Just under half of Tipperary businesses believe they may go cashless over the next decade with Irish consumers one of the savviest in their uptake of cashless payments

BOI Payment Acceptance (BOIPA), a leading provider of payment technology integrations and acquiring solutions, recent global survey assessed people’s attitude and behaviours towards different payment methods. On average, the survey found Ireland to be a more cashless society compared to 13 other countries participating in the survey. BOIPA's annual SME Insight survey also found that businesses are split on the possibility of going fully cashless in the next ten years.

  • Irish businesses divided on whether they will become cashless in the next decade with Dublin (55%) and Galway (51%) businesses ahead of the trend and Donegal businesses an outlier (36%) to the national average of 47%. Exactly half of businesses in Wicklow believe it is a real possibility.
  • Tipperary, along with Kildare, Waterford, and Carlow (48%) scored above the national average.
  • Irish shoppers are more likely to choose electronic methods of payment with 63% of shoppers preferring to use cashless payments when shopping in-store, higher than other countries surveyed.
  • The popularity of paying through wearable devices continues to rise with almost two thirds of Irish people surveyed having used mobile wallets to make in-store payments.
  • Irish people perceive businesses where cashless payments are available as more modern and customer-centric.
  • Irish people are using internet and mobile banking more than people in other countries.
  • “The technological advancements within Irish banking and financial services has been matched by merchant and consumer appetite for digital payment solutions that make day-to-day transactions simpler and more convenient,” reflected BOIPA managing director Conor Quirke.

 

Irish businesses divided on going cashless with Tipperary business just above the national average in their belief that they may transition to being fully cashless. 

The general increase in cashless payments over cash transactions is viewed positively by almost two thirds of businesses nationally. This has left Irish businesses finely split over whether they expect to become fully cashless in the next ten years, with 47% believing this is now a distinct possibility. Tipperary, along with Kildare, Waterford, and Carlow (48%) scored above the national average. The counties most confident of this transition are Galway (51%) and Dublin (55%). Laois and Limerick (49%) are just below Wicklow where half of businesses felt they might transition away from cash fully at some point over the next ten years.

At the other end of the scale, Donegal businesses were the least optimistic with only 36% believing it to be possibility. Similarly, just over 40% of businesses in Kerry, Cavan and Louth also felt that they could go cashless in the next ten years.

Irish consumers lead the charge as adopters of cashless payment alternatives 

While recent data has demonstrated that accelerated payment habits during the Covid-19 pandemic have stuck, we now see how Ireland has progressed to being a leading adopter of cash alternatives compared to other counties. Cashless payments are the preferred method of payment for shopping offline across all countries surveyed at 55%. However, the preference in Ireland is higher at 63%.

Irish consumers are more inclined to pay by card, digital wallet or online across a range of situations including grocery shopping, eating out, at the fuel pump, at public institutions and for entertainment.

The availability of card and contactless facilities also impact consumers perception of businesses with people living in Ireland perceiving businesses with card and/or online payment options as being more modern (82%) and customer-centric (74%).

Only 3% of people surveyed do not use card or digital payments in any situation. This is half the average across the other countries surveyed (6%).

Rise of digital wallet usage

The popularity of digital wallets and wearable devices to make payments continues to rise with Irish consumers. 65% of people surveyed now use mobile wallets with 38% of those using this method of payment several times a day. 67% are using virtual wallets for online spend with 24% using this option several times a day.

A further 15% of participants who do not yet use virtual or mobile wallets claimed that they intend to use them in the near future.

Mobile and Internet Banking most popular in Ireland 

The survey also shows Irish people’s uptake of digital payments also translates into higher digital engagement with banking services with mobile and internet banking more popular in Ireland. Almost 74% of bank customers use mobile banking 2-3 times a month with 27% using it once a day.

“While the high number of people preferring digital alternatives over cash comes as no surprise, this survey offers rich insights into where Ireland fits against other markets in being a leading adopter of innovative payment options. The technological advancements within Irish banking and financial services has been matched by merchant and consumer appetite for payment solutions that make day-to-day transactions simpler and more convenient,” reflected BOIPA managing director Conor Quirke.

Smile Awhile

 


Lorrha Notes

Members of Rathcabbin Development/Tidy Towns committee met with Cllr. Michael O’Meara last week to discuss repairs and future work plans to be undertaken around the village. The group are delighted with the support and encouragement they have received from the local community but more help is needed. They continue their work evenings every Thursday evening from 7pm if anyone wants to help out.   Pictured from left are Denise Clancy (Chairperson), Cllr. Michael O’Meara, Catherine Bourke (Treasurer), Mary Wilson, Elaine Sherlock (Assistant Secretary), Fionuala Kennedy (Secretary).

Junior Disco

A fully supervised Junior Disco for all 6th class children will be held in Aglish Hall on Friday 17th June from.7.30-10pm. This is a Ticket only event  and tickets costing €10 will be available on Tues 31st May & Wed  1st June in Aglish Hall from 7.30-8.30pm

News from Lorrha School.

Safety Cycling.

Our pupils finished their course on safety cycling with Richard and team. The course was most enjoyable and very informative on the safe cycling on our busy roads.

Hurling Blitz.

Pupils participated in a hurling blitz which was held in Borrisokane recently. Our opponents were Aglish and Terryglass schools. Thanks to Liam in Aglish for co-ordinating the day.

Ecologist Visit.

Our thanks to Ecologist Anne Marie Mahon for her well presented video and bio diversity walk with the pupils recently.

‘Hairspray’

We travelled to Portumna Community School for their TY matinee musical ‘Hairspray’ which took place last week. Our pupils enjoyed the play and had a lovely time. Well done to the TY students, some of whom are past pupils of our school and many thanks for the invitation to attend this wonderful production.

Confirmation.

Well done to our 6th class pupils Matthew, Jamie, Katie and Louise who received the Sacrament of Confirmation recently in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church, Rathcabbin. Many thanks to Fr. Tom and all who were involved in the organisation of the ceremony.

Communion.

We congrulate our second class pupils of Zoe and Oliver who received the Sacrament of First Communion recently in St. Ruadhan’s Church. Many thanks to Fr. Michael and all who assisted with the ceremony making it a memorable day for our pupils.

Fundraiser

Rathcabbin School Parent's Association is holding a 5km walk on Sun 12th June to raise funds for our National School! There is also a bake sale in the school on the day which showcases all the parents baking talents! The walk will commence after Mass from the school. All are very welcome to attend and take part on the day and there will be refreshments and a bake sale before the walk in the National School. There will also be a "brown bread" making competition & we invite entries from anyone interested and this will be judged by local Judges! Please contact Clare on 0871364936 if you have any queries.

Well Done.

Well done to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary Senior camogie team who for the second week running have shared the points, this time with Dublin  in the second round of the Senior Championship on Saturday last recording 0.10 points each. An injury time point from Cáit Devane see Tipp hanging in as they chase a spot in the semi-final. We wish Clodagh and the girls the best of luck this Saturday 4th June when they play Waterford in Semple Stadium. This game is a curtain raiser to the Munster hurling final.

Lorrha Intermediates.

Hard luck to the Intermediate team who lost out by one point to Ballina in the hurling league semi-final on Sunday last in a game that went to extra time.

Church News.

First Friday Mass will be celebrated on Friday, 3rd June in St. Ruadhan’s Church,  Lorrha  at 8pm.
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.
World Elder Abuse Day: Wed.15th June. If you have a concern for yourself or another person contact HSE Safeguarding Team safeguarding.cho3@hse.ie 067 46470

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to the Molloy families Redwood and Rathcabbin on the death of Ann Foley, Carlow which occurred on Friday 27th May. After funeral Mass on Sunday last in the Church of the Holy Family, Askea burial took place in St. Mary’s Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Collection Buckets.
Please note that collection buckets are available in Sceal shop, Friars Tavern, Pat Hough’s, Kellys Rathcabbin, Ferry Inn and Mulrooney’s Ferry Service Station for anyone wishing to make a contribution to the homecoming of the Lorrha Martin O’Meara VC. The committee also have a Go Fund Me page which is in operation at  https://www.gofundme.com/f/homecoming-of-martin-omearas-vc or by typing in Homecoming of Martin O’Meara’s VC  Go Fund Me Page, to raise the necessary funds required to bring Martin O’Meara’s VC to Lorrha for the first time in 105 years. Your support is much appreciated. You can follow us on www.lorrhadorrha.ie or on facebook  https://www.facebook.com/groups/403195614992761.

Lorrha Camogie.

Medal presentation night in Dooleys Hotel  on Saturday 11th of June with a meal, band an DJ. Tickets are available from committee members so get your dancing shoes on for a what will be a celebratory night for the parish.
Well done  to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipp team who drew with Dublin on Saturday in the second round of the championship.

Lorrha Cemetery Committee.

The annual  Lorrha Cemetery Mass will be held on Saturday evening June 25th at 6.30pm, weather permitting. There will be a maintenance collection on the evening and we are very grateful for the continued support.

Summer Camp.

Busy Bodies Summer Camp 2022 takes place in Killeen National School, with week 1 commencing 4th July, & week 2 from 12th July. Activities include sports, swimming, cooking, music, arts and much more. Ages 3 to 10 years. Time from 9.30am to 3pm with the school opening at 8am. Bring a lunch. Phone Ann on 087 9625218 for more info & booking details.

GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €11,300. The numbers drawn on 30 May were: 2-5-12-28. 5 Match 3's: Breda Buckley, Michael D'Arcy, Geraldine Dolan, Michael Hurley, Alison Quinn. Promoters: Kathleen Gleeson, Margaret O'Brien, Mulrooney's Gala. Next Monday's jackpot is €11,400 with Team 6 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Intermediate Hurling: Hard luck to the intermediate hurlers who lost to Ballina on Sunday in the County League Division 3 semi-final, 2-30 to 5-20, after extra time.
The championship campaign begins on Friday 1st July with a North Intermediate semi-final against Moneygall.
Junior Hurling: North Junior ‘B’ League quarter final against Kiladangan this Saturday in Moatfield at 7.00pm.

Juvenile Blitz: Four of our teams took part in a juvenile blitz in Birr at the weekend. They looked resplendent in their new jerseys which were sponsored by David Fogarty, House Fitness.

Social Dancing: Continues this Friday at 9.30pm to the music of Colm Burke.

Sympathies: to the Molloy family, Rathcabbin and Redwood, on the death of Ann Foley in Carlow.

 

Mikey Breen (Ballina) fouls Oisin Guinan (Lorrha) when the sides met in the League Semi-Final.  Pic: Rose Mannion.


Lorrha Notes

 

Our very own Clodagh McIntyre in action on Sunday last when the Tipperary Senior camogie girls played Clare in the first round of the All Ireland Championship. The sides finished level on 0.10 points apiece.                                                            

 Communion.

Well done to the young people from the parish who received the Sacrament of First Holy Communion on Sunday last in St. Ruadhan’s Church, Lorrha.  Fr. Michael praised the candidates, their parents and teachers for their involvement in the Sacrament. Zoe McGrath, Oliver Seman, Ruby Ryan and Teegan Ryan. We wish them every blessing into the future.

Lorrha Cemetery Committee.

All officers were returned for another year at the Lorrha Cemetery Committee  AGM which was held recently.
The annual  Lorrha Cemetery Mass will be held on Saturday evening June 25th at 6.30pm, weather permitting. There will be a maintenance collection on the evening and we are very grateful for the continued support.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Triona Dolan and family, Lissernane and the extended Claffey and Callagy families on the untimely passing of her nephew Shane Callagy which occurred on May 9th in Croydon. Shane will repose in Dignity Funeral Care Funeral Home, on the grounds of Portumna Retirement Village (H53 AY18) on this Wednesday May 25th from 5pm with removal at 7pm to Saint Brigid's Church, Portumna. Requiem Mass will be celebrated on Thursday at 11am streaming live on the following link Shane’s Funeral Mass. Funeral will continue afterwards to Saint Michael’s Cemetery, Portumna. May he rest in Peace.
Sympathy is also extended to the family and relatives of Anne McKeon , née Kirwan, Dublin and late of Lords Park, Rathcabbin who passed away on Thursday 12th May. Cremation took place in Dardistown Crematorium following funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church, Clontarf on Friday May 20th , May she rest in peace.
Sympathy is extended to Kathyrn Hartnett, Ballymacegan on the death of her brother Tony White, Nenagh which occurred on Tuesday May 10th. After funeral Mass in St. Mary of the Rosary Church Nenagh on Friday 20th burial took place in Lisbony Cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Hard Luck.

Tipp senior hurlers took a heavy beating from Cork on Sunday last after a twelve points loss 1.24 to 3.30 saw them out of the championship. Commiserations to Brian Hogan and Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher. It was great to see Bonner making an entry from the subs bench and even more rewarding to see him get his name on the scoresheet. A flash back to former glory days..

Well Done.

Well done to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary Senior camogie team who shared the points with Clare in the first round of the Senior Championship on Saturday last recording 0.10 points each. Tipp have a lot of work to do going forward and we wish Clodagh and the girls the best of luck this Saturday 28th when they travel to Dublin to play that side.

North Tipp Ploughing.

There will be an important meeting in the Yanks in Borrisokane on this Wednesday night May 25th at 8.30pm. Entries forms for the National Ploughing Championships must be signed.

Collection Buckets.

Please note that collection buckets are available in Sceal shop, Friars Tavern, Pat Hough’s, Kellys Rathcabbin, Ferry Inn and Mulrooney’s Ferry Service Station for anyone wishing to make a contribution to the homecoming of the Lorrha Martin O’Meara VC. The committee also have a Go Fund Me page which is in operation at  https://www.gofundme.com/f/homecoming-of-martin-omearas-vc or by typing in Homecoming of Martin O’Meara’s VC  Go Fund Me Page, to raise the necessary funds required to bring Martin O’Meara’s VC to Lorrha for the first time in 105 years. Your support is much appreciated. You can follow us on www.lorrhadorrha.ie or on facebook  https://www.facebook.com/groups/403195614992761.

Lorrha Camogie.

Well done to the U12 girls who recorded a victory over Silvermines in their first opening match in their competition.
Our Adult team will hold a medal presentation night in Dooleys Hotel  on Saturday 11th of June with a meal, band an DJ. Tickets are available from committee members so get your dancing shoes on for a what will be a celebratory night for the parish.
Well done  to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipp team who drew with Clare on Saturday in the first round of the championship.

Lorrha Development Association

In  response to the Biodiversity crisis, LDA is in the process of developing a Community Biodiversity Action Plan under the guidance of ecologist Anne Marie Mahon. On Saturday 28th May she will facilitate an ecological survey workshop, providing us with an opportunity to conduct ecological surveys of walls, hedgerows and grasslands. Any knowledge level is suitable.
The following day, Sunday 29th May, Anne Marie will facilitate a Community Biodiversity Survey, guiding us to conduct surveys using skills acquired the day before, or just join in and learn as you go. Lorrha schoolchildren have already learned how to spot flowers so bring them along. Events on both days begin at 10am and the assembly point is Lorrha Community Hall. Do please come along and be part of the community response to the Biodiversity crisis. Enquiries to Mary, 087-2601413.

Summer Camp.

Busy Bodies Summer Camp 2022 takes place in Killeen National School, with week 1 commencing 4th July, & week 2 from 12th July. Activities include sports, swimming, cooking, music, arts and much more. Ages 3 to 10 years. Time from 9.30am to 3pm with the school opening at 8am. Bring a lunch. Phone Ann on 087 9625218 for more info & booking details.

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.
Lough Derg welcomes Pilgrims again with a full Pilgrimage programme this summer. Three Day Pilgrimage: 1st Jun- 15th Aug. Booking advised. Concessions available for students, seniors & groups. One Day Retreats & guided Pilgrim Path experience: dates in May & late August through September. Booking essential. All booking information at www.loughderg.org, email info@loughderg.org or phone 0719861518.

Enrolment.

Scoil Lua Naofa, Lorrha are accepting enrolment for September 2022. Application forms can be downloaded from our school website www.lorrhans.ie or by calling the school on (090) 9747295.

GAA News.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €11,200. The numbers drawn on 23 May were: 16-20-23-31. Lucky Dips: Mary Brady, Mary Coen, Annie Cowan, L&M Gleeson. Promoters: Thomas P Cahalan, Kevin Molloy, Mulrooney's Gala.
Next Monday's jackpot is €11,300 with Team 5 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Intermediate: The Intermediate hurlers host Ballina in Lorrha on Sunday at 12.00 noon in the County League Division 3 semi-final.

Social Dancing: continues this Friday to the music of Noel Briody. Doors open at 9.00pm.

Membership now due...

Dear Member,

This is a reminder that Lorrha-Dorrha GAA Club member registration is now open for 2022 season. If you want to register and cannot remember your password, please click the “Reset Password” button and follow the steps.

We ask that you register as soon as possible so as to reduce the significant burden of managing this process on club registrar and committee.

Here's looking forward to a successful 2022 for us all...!   Lorrha-Dorrha GAA Club


Lorrha Notes

Australian Ambassador HE Gary Gray laying a wreath at the Martin O'Meara memorial in Lorrha when he visited recently.

 Confirmation.

Well done to the young people from the three schools in the parish who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Sunday last in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church, Rathcabbin. Fr. Tom praised the candidates, their parents and teachers for their involvement in the Sacrament. Nadine Guinan, Gwilym Tooher, Leah Delaney, Darragh Duffy, Louise Killeen, Jill Perry, Jamie Hogan, Ava Houlihan, Katie Downes, Maksymilian Gaszka, Matthew Hanlon, Thia Houlihan, Jack Kennedy, Piedro Ribero. We wish them all every blessing into the future.

Know Where Your Dog Is.

Gardai are asking dog owners to make sure you know where your dog is at all times. When out walking the dog, make sure it is on a lead and not running and roaming freely in case it gets separated from its owner. A call has also been made to Tipperary County Council to roll out a public awareness campaign to help prevent dogs from killing sheep around the county. Dog owners are responsible for their dog, so know where it is advise the Gardai.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to the King families Riverstown and Carrig the relatives, friends and team mates of Aidan on his tragic passing on Tuesday 10th May.  After funeral Mass in St. Brendan’s Church Birr on Saturday last, burial took place in Carrig Cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Good Luck.

The best of luck is extended to Brian Hogan, Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher and the Tipperary senior hurling team as they take on Cork in round 5 and the final round of the Munster Championship. The game is fixed for Semple Stadium at 4pm and we wish the lads the best of luck.
We also wish Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary Senior camogie team the best of luck this Saturday 21st when they play Clare in the first round of the Senior Championship. This game is a double header and fixed for the Ragg camogie pitch at 5pm after the Juniors play Cavan at 2pm. We wish both teams the best of luck.

Lorrha Development Association

National Spring Clean 2022

Great work was done in lorrha village on Thursday21st April as part of National Spring Clean 2022.

Well done and thank you to all that turned out, great to see the children getting involved in

National Spring Clean 2022. has was an amazing opportunity for communities to come together and do their bit for their local environment

It's time to get summer ready, We will meet every Tuesday & Thursday  evening at 7.30

Anyone wishing to join us please do as all are welcome and your help with planting, painting, weeding, sweeping, pruning and maintaining our village would be greatly appreciated. Contact Marian or Barbara if you can make it.

Container Planting for Biodiversity Workshop on Saturday 21st May 10 am to 1 pm in Community Hall Lorrha facilitated by Anne Marie Mahon Ecologist. Help to survey the planters around Lorrha and learn how these can be improved for biodiversity.

Lorrha Camogie.

Medal Presentation Dinner Dance

Our Adult team will hold a medal presentation night in Dooleys Hotel  on Saturday 11th of June with a meal, band an DJ. Tickets are available from committee members so get your dancing shoes on for a what will be a celebratory night for the parish.

Best of luck to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipp team who play Clare on Saturday in the first round of the championship at 5pm in the Ragg Camogie Pitch.

Go Fund Me Page.

A Go Fund Me page is up and running at https://www.gofundme.com/f/homecoming-of-martin-omearas-vc or by typing in Homecoming of Martin O’Meara’s VC  Go Fund Me Page, to raise the necessary funds required to bring Martin O’Meara’s VC to Lorrha for the first time in 105 years. You can also follow us on www.lorrhadorrha.ie or on facebook  https://www.facebook.com/groups/403195614992761. Your support will be much appreciated.

Bramble Art Display Reminder. 

Lorrha SCEAL shop is hosting a children's art project by the students of Ute Duggan "Bramble Art" from May 8th- 22nd. It will be on display in Portumna library from May 24th - June 7th. All are welcome.

Summer Camp.

Busy Bodies Summer Camp 2022 takes place in Killeen National School, with week 1 commencing 4th July, & week 2 from 12th July. Activities include sports, swimming, cooking, music, arts and much more. Ages 3 to 10 years. Time from 9.30am to 3pm with the school opening at 8am. Bring a lunch. Phone Ann on 087 9625218 for more info & booking details.

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.

 Enrolment.

We are accepting enrolment for September 2022. Application forms can be downloaded from our school website www.lorrhans.ie or by calling the school on (090) 9747295.

GAA Notes

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €11,100. The numbers drawn on 16 May were: 2-3-9-21. 7 Match 3's: Fiona Daly, Ann Egan, Nora Gardiner, Maureen Gaynor, Kathleen Kennedy, Carmel Lambe, Adrian Molloy. Promoters: Liam Reddish, Mulrooney's Gala, Internet.
Next Monday's jackpot is €11,200 with Team 4 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Intermediate Hurling: Well done to the intermediate hurlers who, after their 2-25 to 0-18 win over Ballingarry last Sunday, have qualified for the semi-finals of the Division 3 County League and will host Ballina in that game on 28-29 May.

Referee: Mark Houlihan is currently refereeing games and is looking for umpires to volunteer for occasional matches. If anyone's interested, contact Mark.

Social dancing: Continues this Friday to the music of Declan Aungier. Doors open 9.00pm


Lorrha Notes

Lorrha GAA and camogie club held a club planning forum last Saturday night which was well attended. Pictured here is special gust, Tipp three times All Ireland senior hurler who was awarded six All Stars, Pádraic Maher from the Thurles club who is pictured with Lorrha chairman Aidan McIntyre, Mark McLouglin (Co-ordinator & Co. Board), Maureen Guinan (club secretary).                                    Pic: Rose Mannion.

St. Ruadhan’s Church of Ireland.

The members of the Select Vestry of St Ruadhan,s C of I Lorrha would like to thank the Heritage Council for the allocation of funding under the Community Heritage Grant scheme. These funds will be used for restoration works to be carried out on the Vestry roof. This is a great boost for the group who have already carried out the restoration of the windows and the porch roof. Our first step is to carry out a bat survey on the roof to make sure the area is clear of bats so work can start.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Claire O’Carroll and family, Portland on the death of her sister Catherine Fingleton Stradbally, which occurred on April 26th.  After funeral Mass in Ratheniska Church, burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.
Sympathy is extended to the family of Mark Smyth Carrig who passed from this life far too soon on May 2nd. Mark and his family was well known and liked in this parish through their Sand and Gravel business.  He was cherished and beloved husband of Darina (née Mullin) and adored daddy of Mark Jnr. He will be sadly missed by his parents, Michael and Mary, brother James, sisters; Michelle, Claire and Maree, brothers-in-law; Liam, Shane, Jonathon and John, sister-in-law Daphne, mother and father-in-law Anne and Ignatious, uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, extended family, neighbours and a wide circle of friends. After funeral Mass in the Church of the Annunciation Carrig, burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.
Sympathy is also extended to the Maher families Rathcabbin on the death in England of Timmy Maher. May he rest in peace.

 Help Bring Martin’s VC to Lorrha.

A Go Fund Me page is up and running at https://www.gofundme.com/f/homecoming-of-martin-omearas-vc or by typing in Homecoming of Martin O’Meara’s VC  Go Fund Me Page, to raise the necessary funds required to bring Martin O’Meara’s VC to Lorrha for the first time in 105 years. You can also follow us on www.lorrhadorrha.ie or on facebook  https://www.facebook.com/groups/403195614992761. Your support will be much appreciated.

 

Bramble Art Display 

Lorrha SCEAL shop is hosting a children's art project by the students of Ute Duggan "Bramble Art" from May 8th- 22nd. It will be on display in Portumna library from May 24th - June 7th. All are welcome. 28 students were involved in the ' bird art' project. Pictured here are just some of the students at the recent launch, from left Emma Tierney, Bella Dillon, Ute Duggan (tutor), Lenka Seman, Niamh Mooney, Enya Silke, Hannah Mooney.

Summer Camp.

Busy Bodies Summer Camp 2022 takes place in Killeen National School, with week 1 commencing 4th July, & week 2 from 12th July. Activities include sports, swimming, cooking, music, arts and much more. Ages 3 to 10 years. Time from 9.30am to 3pm with the school opening at 8am. Bring a lunch. Phone Ann on 087 9625218 for more info & booking details.

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.

 Pilgrimage.

 The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday 22nd May. Bus departs outside St Peter and Paul’s Church Borrisokane at 9am. Contact 087 6746512 for more information.

AGM

The Lorrha Cemetery Committee will hold their AGM is on Thurs 12th May at 8.pm in Lorrha Hall. All are very welcome.

Safeguarding Month.

The month of May is Safeguarding month. During this month in the Diocese, we must keep in our prayers those effected by war. Using the words of Khalil Gibran 'safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble & beautiful end of a human being.’

Thank You.
Sincere thanks to all who contributed so generously to the recent Collection for Ukraine. Nationally, this collection raised €3.25 million. The war in Ukraine has seen a tremendous outpouring of compassion & generosity from our parishes. The funds raised are used by the Catholic Church agency, Caritas Internationalis, currently operating in Ukraine. We continue to keep the people of Ukraine in our thoughts, praying for peace

Volunteers Required.

ACCORD is urgently seeking volunteers to be trained as Marriage Preparation Facilitators, to enthusiastically support couples as they prepare for the Sacrament of Marriage. If you feel you have good communication skills & are willing to volunteer some time to this team please email marriagepreparation@accord.ie.

Lorrha Camogie.

Our U14s continue thier championship v Monegall on the 12th May away to Moneygall . They had a great battle against a strong Kiladangan side , level pegging with 5 minutes to go however, 2 scores saw Kiladangan come out on top at the end.
Our U12s competition will start the week of the 16th May and continue throughout the summer , we have great numbers at training , no doubt the girls will give everything during their campaign.
Medal Presentation Dinner Dance
Our Adult team will hold a medal presentation night in Dooleys Hotel  on Saturday 11th of June with a meal, band an DJ. Tickets are available from committee members so get your dancing shoes on for a what will be a celebratory night for the parish.

Hard Luck.

The Tipperary senior hurlers went under to Limerick by eight points in a titanic struggle that was never expected to be easy. With so many injuries and very much the underdogs, Tipp did well throughout the game and it was only towards the end that the All Ireland champions pulled away. Hard luck to Brian and Bonner who didn’t get any piece of the action unfortunately.

Tipp Out of Munster.

It wasn’t a good day either for Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary senior camogie squad who lost by four points to an up and rising Clare side in the replay of the Munster semi-final. Favorites Tipperary, struggled to get out in front with a very fit and sharp looking Clare side taking their chances and throwing everything at their opponents and with nothing to lose, the underdogs came away with the points. Hard luck Clodagh. A very interesting pairing as Clare meet Cork in the Munster Final this coming week-end.

Enrolment.

We are accepting enrolment for September 2022. Application forms can be downloaded from our school website www.lorrhans.ie or by calling the school on (090) 9747295.

Free Counselling Sessions for all Tipperary people
 
Turn2Me, a national mental health charity, has announced that all people from Tipperary can avail of six free counselling sessions, run by mental health professionals. The charity stated that it is able to reach people across rural Ireland because all of its services are run through its website, Turn2Me.ie.

The national mental health charity is keen to support people suffering from anxiety, grief, depression or who just need a supportive online community from time to time. Turn2Me.ie is a safe, moderated online platform which runs 365 days a year.

“We are very keen to reach people from Tipperary and to offer them free counselling sessions,” Fiona O’Malley, CEO of Turn2Me, said, “People can avail of up to six free counselling sessions with us. The counselling sessions are conducted by fantastic, qualified mental health professionals, and they can be done via video format or via the chat function on our website, Turn2Me.ie. If people want to talk about pressures, stresses, anxieties or any frustrations they’re feeling, we’re here to listen, 365 days a year.”

As well as up to six free one-to-one counselling sessions, people from Tipperary can sign up to the free support groups which Turn2Me run, including support groups on grief, anxiety, depression and relationship issues.

To book your free one-to-one counselling sessions, or to sign up to any of the free support groups, simply go to Turn2Me.ie and create a free account. Turn2Me is supported by the HSE and the National Office for Suicide Prevention.
About Turn2Me:

Turn2me was founded in 2009 stemming from the very personal experiences of Oisin and Diarmuid Scollard, who lost their brother, Cormac, to suicide in 2003. In 2013, turn2me gained the support of the HSE National Office for Suicide Prevention to deliver counselling online. In 2019, turn2me joined forces with ReachOut Ireland to create a space for young people to find information to support their mental health online. As of September 2021, turn2me offers adult counselling and peer support services to adults and young people aged 12 plus. It also offers group support services for teenagers, young people and adults.

GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €11,000. The numbers drawn on 9 May were: 7-15-18-30. 1 Match 3: Niall Brophy wins €100. Promoters: Noreen Houlihan, Sean Mannion, Sceal CE
Next Monday's jackpot is €11,100 with Team 3 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Club Forum: There were some very good ideas generated at our club forum on Saturday last, which in a plan that will be put together soon, we aim to implement in the coming years. Thanks to all club members who attended and participated, to guest speaker Paudie Maher and to county board facilitator Mark McLoughlin.

Intermediate Hurling: The Intermediates host Ballingarry in the final round of Division 3 in Moatfield at 12 noon this Sunday.

Junior Hurling: Lorrha beat Borrisokane 3-18 to 0-20 in the third round of the North League on Friday in Borrisokane and are through to the knockout stages.

Under 15: Lorrha play Kiladangan this Thursday in Lorrha at 6.30pm in the North ‘B’ Football quarter final.

Social Dancing: Takes place this Friday, 13th May the music of Glenn Flynn. Doors open at 9.00pm.

Congrats: To Kevin Maher and Danielle on their recent marriage.

Smile Awhile


Lorrha Notes

Ger O'Meara Secretary of the Martin O'Meara committee kicked off the fundraising on Sunday last with a display in Lorrha Community Hall. 

Help Bring Martin’s VC to Lorrha.

The Lorrha Martin O’Meara VC committee commenced fundraising to celebrate what will be an enormous event for our parish – the visit of the original VC in the summer of this year.  For the first time in 105 years, the visit of Martin O’Meara’s Victoria Cross will be a once off unique occasion, which no doubt everyone in the parish will want to experience and be a part of.  Ger O’Meara led off the fundraising on Sunday last with a  display of war militaria and memorabilia from the Great War in Lorrha Community Hall and many thanks to everyone who attended and contributed to the fundraising drive.
A Go Fund Me page is also up and running at https://www.gofundme.com/f/homecoming-of-martin-omearas-vc or by typing in Homecoming of Martin O’Meara’s VC  Go Fund Me Page. Your support will be much appreciated.

 

Tom Dagg of Portland is celebrating the success of his grandson Aaron Delaney who lives in Newtown. Aaron was recently crowned world Irish dancing champion in the U15 age group. What a great achievement for Aaron and his family and also a wonderful celebration for his Lorrha granddad. Well done all.

World Ploughing Contest for Midlands Stage.

Ireland will have the tremendous honour of hosting this year’s World Ploughing contest in Ratheniska, Co. Laois on September 21st and 22nd .  Twenty Five Countries from around the world will be represented with the very best international ploughing competitors and their teams who will battle it out on the Laois soil to become supreme World Champions.  Ireland answered the call to host the 2022 event which was set to take place in Russia, after the World Ploughing Board put out a request for another country to come forward. The 67th event will take place alongside the National Championships which will start on Sept 20th over three days, while the World contest will last for two days in the popular Ratheniska site. Huge crowds are expected as the World Ploughing Contest comes to Laois for the first time and 1,700 exhibitors expected. For further information see www.npa.ie or call (059) 8625125 or email info@npa.ie.

Church News.

First Friday Mass will be celebrated in Rathcabbin Church on May 6th at 8pm.

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.

Good Luck.

The best of luck is extended to Brian Hogan and Bonner Maher and the Tipp senior hurling squad who are facing into the Lions Den when they face Limerick on Sunday May 8th in TUS Gaelic Grounds in a must win outing.

Tipp Hold On for Replay.

Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary senior camogie squad were lucky to hold Clare to a replay after the sides finished all square 1.16 to 2.13 at the end of a tough Muster semi-final on Sunday last. Clodagh contributed 0.2 points while Tipp’s only goal from Jenny Grace came from a well taken pass from the Lorrha lass. The sides have to do it all again in the rematch on Sunday coming 8th in the TUS Gaelic Grounds in Limerick at 12 noon and followed by the Tipp v Limerick game at 2pm. We wish Clodagh and the girls the best of luck as this decider will determine who will play Cork in the Munster Final the following week.

Enrolment.

We are accepting enrolment for September 2022. Application forms can be downloaded from our school website www.lorrhans.ie or by calling the school on (090) 9747295.

Silver Arch. 

A family Resource Centre has recently opened in Borrisokane. It is known as the Silver Arch family Resource Centre. They respond to the needs of individuals, families and communities.They can be contacted on 067-31800 or info@silverarchfre.ie

GAA News

Dear supporter of Lorrha GAA.  If you want to have a say in the future of the club then now is your chance. All aspects of the club will be discussed at our club forum which takes place this Saturday May 7th at 8.00pm in the clubhouse. Anyone with an interest in Lorrha GAA is welcome, be they members or non-members. The club needs to make a plan for what we want to do over the coming years, be it coaching, player development, winning championships, facility development, etc. This night will be the starting point in preparing that plan. Tipperary legend Paudie Maher will be a guest-speaker and refreshments will be served. Regards Club Executive.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €10,900. The numbers drawn on 2 May were: 5-21-24-31. No Match 3.
4 Lucky dips win €20 each: Grace Delaney, Anne Lambe, Diane Moore Mulcahy, Nadine & Maureen Guinan, Promoters: Noreen Houlihan, Eamonn Maher, Internet. Next Monday's draw will be for a jackpot of €11,000 with Team 2 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Intermediate Hurling: We have been drawn alongside Boherlahan-Dualla, Golden Kilfeacle and Carrick Davins the group stages for the county championship which will get underway on weekend 23-24 July.

Lorrha’s next game in the County League is on 14-15 May at home to Ballingarry.

Under-19: The U19 hurlers take on Ballinahinch/Templederry of the North ‘B’ League in Shallee this Wednesday at 7.00pm.

Junior Hurling: This Saturday, Lorrha face Borrisokane in Borrisokane at 5.00pm in round 3 of the North League.

Inter-County: Best of luck to Colm Fogarty and the Tipperary U20s in the Munster final against Limerick this Wednesday.

Best of luck to Brian Hogan and Patrick Maher in Tipperary’s Munster senior championship clash with Limerick this Sunday. Prior to that game, Clodagh McIntyre will be on the Tipp senior camogie team to play Clare in the Munster semi-final replay.

Social Dancing: There was a great crowd over last week and we're hoping for more of the same this Friday, May 6th with Caitriona O'Sullivan playing music. Don't miss out.

Smile Awhile