Lorrha Notes

 Congratulations to all in Lorrha who helped in whatever way to achieve a whopping extra 13 marks in the National Tidy Towns competition.  Well done all.


Sympathy is extended to Patrick Cahalan and family Lordspark Rathcabbin on the recent death of his mother Tessie (nee Sullivan formerly Redwood) which occurred in Leeds England. Burial takes place today (Wednesday 12th) in England. May she rest in peace.

Let’s Connect With Our People Abroad.

An estimated 70 million people worldwide are of Irish decent and many claim “Irish” as their primary heritage. They or their ancestors traveled abroad from parishes across Ireland and are now dispersed throughout the world making a difference wherever they are – in their communities through their social networks or their businesses. Many retain their sense of “Irishness” even though they may be many generations removed from Ireland. They have a contribution to make to our lives as we have to theirs.
Ireland Reaching Out is a new programme which can support local efforts to invite their Diaspora worldwide to connect and become involved in their place of origin. This is an idea which has potential for tourism and economic prosperity in our Parish.
To further this programme an information meeting will be held in St. Ruadhan’s Community Hall in Lorrha on Thursday night September 20th at 8p.m. All are welcome.
If we are going to survive as parish communities the onus is on ourselves.

Training Has Recommenced.

Gymnastic training has re-commenced in Lorrha GAA sports complex. Times and ages are children aged 5 to 7 years from 5 to 6.30p.m. From 8 years plus from 6.30 to 8p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. Also every Saturday for 5 to 7 years from 11a.m to 12.30p.m. and for 8 years plus from 12.30 to 2.00p.m. Coaching by experienced Russian Gymnast who resides in Rathcabbin. For further information contact (087) 7528346 or email: natashachuhai@yahoo.com. All are welcome.

New Arrival.

Congratulations and many good wishes is extended to Keith and Giolla Naylor Rathcabbin on the birth of their first born a daughter. Well done to all of you.

Social Dancing.

Social dancing continues every Friday night in the GAA clubhouse with dancing this Friday night to Footloose from 9.30pm to 12.30pm.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association.

On Wednesday 5th September we returned after our summer break. It was great to see so many of our members back to join in our activities. We continue to meet at 2.30 each week at Lorrha Hall. We welcome new members so do come along and join us. A vote of sympathy was expressed for the McIntyre family and Molly Hyland Nenagh. Our good wishes for a speedy recovery Aileen Mahon Teresa Moore and Teresa McKenna.

Drama & Art Club For Children.

Art and Drama club for children will commence on Wednesday September 19th for a 9 week term from 4 to 5.30p.m. in V.E.C. Adult Education Centre in Banagher. Group A will cater for children from 5 to 7 years while Group B will cater for children from 8 to 12 years. Tutors will be Tracey McGarry and Anne Clarke and for further information or to book you can contact (087) 8223175 or (086) 2245620.

Lorrha Under 10 Bring Home Silverware.

Congratulations is extended to the under 10 team who did the double for the Silverware in Lorrha when hot on the heels of the Premier End under 12 team they were crowned Borrisokane blitz champions when Borrisokane organized the competition as part of the Vintage Rally.
The team played CRC Shannon Rovers and Borrisokane where they won two and lost one. This put them through to the final where they once again faced CRC. In a thrilling game Lorrha pulled clear to win.
Captain Jack Ryan accepted the perpetual cup on behalf of the team and all the players were presented with medals.
Team on the day was Colm Fogarty Tom Duggan Cian Mannion Daniel Madden Ruain O’Meara Donncha O’Meara Adam Clancy Kevin Cahalan Dan Needham Emily Needham Ronan O’Meara Jack Ryan (Captain) Ronan Shewbridge Martin Gorman Micheal Houlihan Oisin Gunian. All kids got a drink and crisps and a great day had by all.
One week later they lined out in Templemore and here they played Borris Kilcotton Moyne Templetouhey and JK Brakens. Again they won two and lost one which brought them into the final which they were unlucky to loose by a few points. However they all had a great day and were presented with a certificate of participation as well of course as the refreshments.
Team on the day was Cian Mannion Scott Mannion Daniel Madden Ruain O’Meara Donncha O’Meara Colm Fogarty Tom Duggan Kevin Cahalan Adam Clancy Ronan O’Meara Ronan Shewbridge Martin Gorman Micheal Houlihan Oisin Guinan.

Smile Awhile.

A couple in a restaurant were gazing lovingly at each other and holding hands.

The waitress taking an order at a table a few steps away
suddenly noticed the man slowly sliding down his chair and under the
table but the woman acted unconcerned.

The waitress watched as the man slid all the way down his chair and
out of sight under the table.
Still the woman appeared calm and unruffled apparently unaware her
dining companion had disappeared.

The waitress went over to the table and said to the woman "Pardon
me ma’am but I think your husband just slid under the table."

The woman calmly looked up at her and said "No he didn’t. He just
walked in the door."