Lorrha Notes

Congratulations is extended to Megan O’Meara who won a Under 16 Munster Medal On Sunday last with the Tipp team.  Well done Megan.

Late Teresa (Cissy) Burke.

The death occurred on Friday July 16th. in Nenagh general hospital of Teresa Burke Kilgask Lorrha.
Known throughout her long life as Cissy she would have celebrated her 90th. birthday in October had she lived. A well liked and much respected member of the community Cissy lived with her brother Mikey who predeceased her 22 years ago and her nephew P.J. and his family. One of life’s characters Cissy had a quick wit and all who knew her will have fond memories indeed. Her door was always open to callers and the kettle on the boil as she loved the chat and could converse on many a subject. She was a hard worker over the years both on the farm and in the house but this work was a labor of love as she was always in good humor. Another love was her flower garden where she would have a great splash of color throughout the summer months. Enjoying good health throughout her long life it was only in the last twelve month’s or so that it began to deteriorate. The last of a family of four she will be fondly remembered but sadly missed by all who knew her but in particular by her family. Sympathy is extended to all her nephew’s but in particular to P.J. (Coughlan) his wife Margaret and their son Shane sister in-law MB nieces grandnieces grandnephews great-grandnieces and great – grandnephew cousins relatives friends and neighbors. After concelebrated funeral Mass in St. Ruadhan’s Church Lorrha on Sunday last 18th. Cissy was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.


Sympathy is extended to Danny Reddin Lackeen on the death of his sister Mary (Byrne) Naas after a short illness. Pre-deceased by her husband Ned in recent month’s she is survived by her sons daughters sister Rita (Downey) nieces nephews grandchildren and relatives. After funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Church Eadestown on Saturday morning 17th. burial took place in the local cemetery. May she rest in peace.

St. Swithen’s Day.

Thursday 15th. July was St. Swithen’s day. Tradition has it that if it rained on this day then it would rain for the following 40 day’s and if the sun shone on that day then it would follow on that the sun would shine for 40 day’s. Here in the parish of Lorrha & Dorrha we had a rather mixed bag with rain at times throughout the day and at times the sun tried to break through. Is this then what we can expect over 40 days? Lets hope it’s not with so may holidaying here and the nations children on their summer break.

Munster Success.

We extend congratulations to Megan O’Meara Redwood on winning a Munster Medal with the Tipp under 16 girls when they beat Clare on Sunday last in the final held in Nenagh. Well done Megan. Congratulations is also extended to Patrick “Bonner” Maher Rathcabbin and the Tipp senior team who are through to the quarter finals. We wish Patrick and the team all the best this Sunday v Galway. Commiserations to Elaine Hough and Caoimhe Kennedy Rathcabbin who with the Tipp Intermediate team bowed out of the All-Ireland championship when they lost out to a strong Limerick side. Hard luck girls. Reports on all these games elsewhere in this paper.

Gun Club News.

Lorrha/Rathcabbin gun club will hold their Annual General Meeting this Friday night the 23rd. July at 8.30p.m. in Maher’s shed.

First Ever Tipperary Ladies Mini Marathon.

North Tipperary Sports Partnership and South Tipperary Sports Partnership have joined forces in organising this exciting Women’s 10k event for Thurles. The inaugural race will take place on Sunday 19th September at 2pm starting at Castlemeadows following a 10k route around Thurles and finishing at Tipperary Institute. The official route and registration details as well as all race information can be found on the official website: www.tippminimarathon.ie Elaine Cullinan Co-ordinator North Tipperary Sports Partnership commented ‘This event is open to all runners walkers and joggers. We really want to encourage as many women as possible to come out and have fun on the day. You can download training programmes for walking and running the event from the website above. All participants will be chip timed so the elite runners will get an accurate time and the event is AAI measured and certified. Come out and support this first mini marathon for Tipperary ’ Valerie Connolly Co-ordinator South Tipperary Sports Partnership commented ‘ I am delighted to part of this new women in sport initiative in Tipperary as it is a great opportunity for women of all ages to get active and take part in the first women’s mini marathon to be held in County. All finishers will receive a race medallion and goody bag. There will also be spot prizes on the day. The event also provides a great opportunity for participants to raise funds for their own local charities.’ All registration can be done online (www.tippminimarathon.ie) and closing date for entries is 10th September 2010. For further information please contact Elaine/Sharon at North Tipperary Sports Partnership 067-43604 www.ntsp.ie or Valerie/Eddie at South Tipperary Sports Partnership 062-64737 www.stsp.ie

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association.

On Wednesday 28th. July a lunch time meal has been booked in the Ferry Inn Portland Lorrha for 1.30p.m. (please note the amended time). Should anyone require a lift please let Nancy White know as soon as possible on (090) 9747922.
The trips organised for the month of August and September are as follows:
Thursday 5th August 2010 = Greyhound Racing Galway
Wednesday 11th August 2010 = Portumna Castle and Gardens followed by a meal in O’Meara’s Portumna
Wednesday 18th August 2010 = Annual pilgrimage to Holycross followed by a meal and social evening in the Abbey Court Hotel Nenagh. This will probably be our last get together with Bishop Willie Walsh before he retires.
Tuesday 24th August 2010 = Dublin Zoo with the grandchildren.
Wednesday 1st September 2010 = Tour of the Slieve Bloom Mountains followed by a meal in The Thatch Crinkle.
Wednesday 8th September 2010 = Active Retirement Ireland – Mid Western Regional Health Day in Perys Hotel Limerick City
Wednesday 22nd September 2010 = Social Afternoon in St. Ruadhan’s Community Hall Lorrha. Richie Bourke and Pat Conlon to play.
Wednesday 29th September 2010 = Meal in The Shed (Friars Tavern) Lorrha commencing at 1.30pm followed by some music. There will be no meeting that afternoon. For further information or to reserve your seat for trips out please contact Nancy White on 090 9747922.

Tidy Towns Reminder.

A reminder that adjudication is in full swing over the next number of weeks and we need the help of every resident in the village to improve our marks this season. We appeal to everyone in and around the village to make a special effort to keep it clean and tidy.