Lorrha Notes

Congratulations is extended to our two parish men Conor Sullivan and Kevin Maher and to the Thomas McDonagh Senior Football Team who had a great victory in the Final on Thursday night last. Conor is sporting the number 8 jersey and Kevin the number 7. Well done lads.

Inspector Bernard Barry Nenagh with Tommy Heenan (Treasurer Lorrha Community Alert) Tony Coen (Secretary) Garda Mark Cullinane attending the Lorrha Carrig Riverstown Killeen Community Alert Meeting which was held in Carrig Hall.

Late Michael Redden.

The death occurred on Friday October 8th. of Mikie Redden Ballincur Lorrha after a short illness.
Mikie witnessed many changes throughout his 81 years on the earth but he made the most of everyday enjoying the simple things in life. A familiar figure on the road with his donkey and car or on the bicycle as he made his way to check out his stock while he was farming he was indeed happy with his lot. At night he would walk the two miles to the village with his fluorescent jacket visible for all to see to have a drink but most of all to have the chat with the locals who gathered in Pat’s pub as they discussed the weeks happenings both Nationally and locally. Mikie was a quiet cheerful individual who will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
After funeral Mass in St. Ruadhan’s Church Lorrha on Sunday last burial took place in Carrig Cemetery. Sympathy is extended to his brother in law nephews nieces grand nieces grandnephews relatives and friends on their great loss. May he rest in peace.

Community Alert Seminar.

Mr. John Lonergan former Governor Mountjoy Prison is the guest speaker at a Community Alert Seminar to be held in Carrig Hall on Wednesday night 13th of October at 7pm. The topics for discussions will include safety in rural communities isolation and elder abuse. The seminar will also include speakers from the HSE Muintir Na Tire and An Garda Siochana. This Seminar is being organise by both Lorrha and Carrig/Riverstown Community Alert. Large crowd expected so do come early. Refreshments afterwards.

Health Information Day.

Nenagh General Hospital is hosting a health information day on Saturday 16th. October from 10.00 am to 4.00pm. There will be free health screening and health living information from a wide variety of health providers including hospital services community health services voluntary and statutory services and much more. All are welcome. Admission is free.

Angling Club News.

Lorrha/Rathcabbin angling club held their Pike fishing competition last Sunday and although fishing was poor there was a few pike caught. In first place was Tony Molloy with 5lbs. 4ozs second place went to Gay Callanan with his catch of 5lbs and in third place was Mark Harding with a 3lb. catch. Well done to all participants.

Reunion Reminder.

As part of St. Brendan’s Community school 30th. anniversary celebrations a reunion of all past camogie players and partners is being organized for Sunday 24th. October in the County Arms Hotel Birr commencing at 8.30p.m. sharp. Tickets costing E20.00 each are now available from Sportswear Direct Main St. Birr.

New Arrival’s.

Congratulations is extended to Donal and Nuala O’Donoghue Rathcabbin on the birth of their son on Wednesday 6th. A brother for Daniel and Fergus and no doubt another hurler for Lorrha. We also send congratulations to James and Olive O’Meara Lorrha on the birth of their daughter on Sunday 10th. A sister for Eimear and Caoimhe and no doubt a future camogie player for Lorrha too. Well done to both families and all the best in the future.


We extend commiserations to the Minor hurlers who narrowly failed in their bid to gain County honors at the expense of Holycross on Sunday last. Hard luck lads but you all served a mighty effort.

Work Resumes.

Lorrha Apostolic Work Society will resume their winter time activities sewing knitting embroidery etc. in aid of the missions on Thursday night 14th. in Lorrha Hall. While the present group will continue this great work they would love to welcome new members too so do go along and don’t be shy. The usual Christmas draw will take place again this year and tickets will soon be on sale.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association.

Please note there will be no meeting on Wednesday 20th October 2010. Also our table quiz which was scheduled for Friday 29th October 2010 has been postponed for the time being.
The Committee and members would like to thank everyone who supported us with Fr. Joe Kennedy’s ‘thank you’ celebrations and also our very successful tea dance. A cheque to the value of €800. plus a plaque and a bottle of whiskey was presented to Fr. Joe recently. We would like to wish Fr. Joe all the very best in his new parish of Dunkerrin; Lorrha’s loss Dunkerrin’s gain. At the same time we would like to welcome Fr. Pat Mulcahy to the parish of Lorrha and hope he will be as happy here as Fr. Joe was. Fr. Pat is now an honorary member of our Active Retirement.

North Tipperary Ploughing Results.

North Tipperary Ploughing Association wish to extend congratulations to their competitors who participated at the All Ireland Ploughing Championships is Athy. The following competitors were placed: Keith O’Sullivan 3rd in the Junior U21 Class Pakie O’Brien 3rd in the Senior Loy Class Dessis Clancy 5th in the Junior Loy Class and Michael Kennedy 5th in the Minor Loy Class.
The North Tipperary Ploughing Association will be holding a Novice competition at the end of October. If you are interested in ploughing have never competed and wish to find out what is involved then don’t hesitate to come along. Please contact a committee member or alternatively you can contact Lisa on 086 3185286 for further information.