Lorrha Notes


Group of children from Midlands Gymanstics Club who participated on Sunday in the Championships.


Social Dancing.

Social dancing continues in the GAA clubhouse on Friday night April 12th to the music of Checkers.  Dancing from 9.30p.m. to 12.30a.m.

Gymnastics Finals.

Congratulations is extended to the Lorrha girls who won Gold, Silver and Bronze medals on Sunday last in the Gymnastic finals which were held in Lorrha GAA clubhouse. All students of the  Midlands Athletic Club which is based in Rathcabbin, the Lorrha participants were Hannah O’Meara, Lisa Duggan, Niamh Moran, Mary Houlihan, Michelle Mannion, Courtney Houlihan, Julia Boons, Emily Needham, Diana Chuhai. Well done to all.

News From Lorrha School.

We welcome back our pupils for the final term after their Easter break. Thanks is extended to the Parents Association for once again organizing the successful Easter disco which was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Team Cian Thanks.

On Easter Monday the sun was shining in Portumna and the community came out in force to support our Team Cian Walk/Run for brave little Cian Connolly.  Everyone turned up with their runners and smiles on!  It was an impressive sight to see so many people at the start line in front of the majestic PortumnaCastle. Seasoned runners shared the course with everyone from first time mothers pushing junior Team Cian supporters in pushchairs to grandparents leading from the front. Laughter and chat rang out through our beautiful Portumna Forest Park as people made their way around the course and were welcomed home at the finish line by the Easter Bunny! Syd Connolly, Cian’s father, joined us on the day to start the race and to present the prizes to our worthy winners. An emotional Syd thanked everyone for the overwhelming support that he, Edel, Colin and little Cian are receiving from everyone.  The day was rounded off by a lively performance from the brilliant Tradstone as weary feet went home for a well deserved rest! Team Cian wishes to thank everyone who helped to make the day such a success.

An Irish Miscellany.

A concert with Omna Singers and Portumna Pen Pushers will be held in the Church of Ireland, Portumna, on Friday April 12th at 8pm. Guests include Muirne Goode, Noreen Ryan & Mary Smith. Donations on admission in aid of Team Cian. Further information from 085-1925466.

Well Done.

Congratulations to Redwood NS who won first prize in children’s category in Borrisokane parade on Easter Sunday. The children planned, designed, and painted the float themselves and braved the bad weather  to pull it all off! Well deserved!!

The Parents Association of the school are holding their annual fundraiser, a Buffet Dance on Sat, 27th April 2013 at 9.30 pm in the clubhouse, Lorrha. Music by Pat & Richie. All are welcome to attend, and tickets are available on the door.

Tracing Relations.

Paula Reid is presently researching her family tree and is interested in hearing from anyone who can help her trace her Moran family from Redwood and Carroll family from Annagh. Can you help her? If so then she would love to hear from you. Paula  can be contacted by email at paulatgreid@gmail.com or by phone at (087) 2671313.

Solidarity Gathering.

You are asked to come to Loughrea on Wednesday April 10th and support the four men who have been summoned to court for allegedly cutting turf on private property bog. The IrishState secretly classified this property as a European Site without the consent or knowledge of the owners. Will your property be taken next? Do you know if you still own it? This is your opportunity to stand up for your Constitutional rights. Bring a friend with you to Loughrea on Wednesday.

Family Fun Cycle.

A free family fun 7k cycle will take place in Nenagh on Sunday April 21st. Commencing in Pearce Street at 11am, registration will take place in Cecil walk car park at 10.30am. Helmets must be worn.  Part of the visit Nenagh classic, the cycle is organized by North Tipperary Sports Partnership. For further information call (067) 43604 or email info@ntlp.ie

Volunteers Required.

The Irish Workhouse Centre, Portumna are looking for volunteer guides one day per month. Full training provided. If you are interested please call (090) 9741867.

Good Win.

Well done to the Minor Footballers on their 3-3 to 1-6 win over Borrisokane in Moatfield last Wednesday with goals coming from  Cormac Houlihan (2) and Ross O’Meara. Lorrha’s next game is away to Portroe on Wednesday, 17th April where a win will see Lorrha into the semi-finals.

Good Luck.

Best of luck to Brian Hogan and the Tipperary Minor Hurlers in their Munster Championship first round game against Waterford in Waterford this Thursday.

Smile Awhile and Laugh a Little Every Day.

Due to a water shortage in Ireland , Dublin swimming baths have announced they are closing lanes 7 and 8….