Lorrha Notes



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Lorrha Junior ‘A’ camogie team who beat Thurles in the Semi-Final 2.14 to 0.13 on Sunday last. The girls will play Kilruane in the final. Date to be announced.

Late Maryann Brophy.

The peaceful death occurred on Sunday September 29th in St. Kieran’s Nursing Home, of Maryann Brophy, Rathcabbin. In her 90th year, Maryann was well known through  her successful grocery/ public house business in Rathcabbin over a long number of years. Her Church and prayer life were very important to her. She was a life long member of the Church Choir. She was a very talented lady who had a passion for the Arts. She enhanced many an occasion with music on mouth organ and piano. In her younger days Maryann tread the boards in Rathcabbin Hall with the local drama group. She loved meeting and talking to people which happened naturally through her business, relating stories of life through the years with them.

Pre-deceased by her siblings Dan, Mick, Ciss and Bridie, Maryann was the last of her generation and she will be missed by all who knew and came in contact with her but in particular by her family. Pre-deceased by her nephew Paddy, she is survived by her Brophy and Healy nephews Johnny, Michael, Donal, Noel, Donnacha, nieces, Kathleen, Margaret, Mary, Agnes, Breda, Josephine, Annette, Mary, their spouses and children, relatives, neighbours and friends to whom sympathy is offered.

Her remains were removed to Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin on Tuesday October 1st and after funeral Mass the following day burial took place in Lorrha Cemetery.  May she rest in peace.

Great Day’s Work.

Pupils from Scoil Lua Naofa Lorrha enjoyed great success when they participated in the Schools Athletics in Thurles on Wednesday last. Well done to all who participated. Special congratulations is extended to the gold medal winners Jack Moran, Ronan O’Meara and Colm Fogarty while three girls Michaela Young, Hannah O’Meara and Julia Boons brought back bronze.

Autumn Clear Out.

De-clutter your wardrobe, attack your attics, recycle all unwanted/unused items of clothing to make room for your Winter collection. There will be a clothing collection on Friday October 11th at Lorrha Hall. We will accept any kind of bag or in bags provided by the committee. Unwanted items can also be collected by calling (086) 8493595/ (086) 8647166/ (087) 2601413. We appreciate your support and the money raised goes back into the ongoing work around Lorrha village.

Calendar Launch.

The calendar committee are presently sourcing photographs for the 2014 production with a launch date in November. Anyone with photographs from The Gathering festival for possible inclusion or anyone wishing to advertise in the calendar can do so by contacting (087) 2601413 / (086) 8493595 / (086) 8647166.  A meeting will be held on Wednesday night October 23rd at 8pm in Lorrha Hall to organize the forthcoming Annual Christmas market and auction which takes place on Sunday December 1st.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement.

We are now back to our normal weekly get together following our short break in the Celtic Ross Hotel Rosscarbery.  Everyone who went on the holiday thoroughly enjoyed themselves despite the weather.  Many thanks to Joseph Fitzpatrick for providing the transport and to his driver Michael Stapleton for all his help.  Please note the date and venue for our night at the greyhound races has changed from Thursday, 14th November to Saturday 16th November.  The venue is now Limerick.  Names are being taken at the moment for this outing and should anyone wish to join us on this trip, please contact Nancy on 087 761 3458 or Betty on 087 666 7374 or Tim on 087 755 8762 as soon as possible as final arrangements need to be made.

Date For Your Diary.

Lorrha National School Parents Association are holding a fundraising dance in the GAA clubhouse in Moatfield on Saturday 2nd November at 10p.m. Music will be provided by “Outa Diesel”. Door prizes of TV’s and a hamper. Great music, great door prizes, and only €10 admission. Tickets can be had by contacting (087) 9191689 / (087) 2984226. This is one night you won’t want to miss.

Computer Course.

Part time computer courses for beginners starting on Tuesday evenings in the I.R.D. Centre, Portumna. For more details please ring the centre on 090 9741867.

Equipment Required.

St Dympna’s Services caters for 21 people with learning disability and is based in Portumna. Currently they are updating their timetable and are in need of some equipment. If anyone has a polytunnel or musical instruments that they are no longer using, St Dympna’s services for people with learning disability in Portumna would be very grateful for them. Please contact 090 9741377 or 087 386690.


Well done to all the pupils from Redwood NS who participated in the Schools Athletics in Thurles on Wednesday last. A special congratulations to Frances Bugler who brought home the Silver!

Annual General Meeting.

Rathcabbin Players are holding their A.G.M. in Rathcabbin Hall on Wednesday night 9th October at 9pm. Looking forward to meeting all members again and new members are always welcome.

Fun Cycle For Charity.

On Sunday, 13th October at 1pm a fun cycle starting point is The Square, Portumna (approx. 10km) will take place. Prizes for funniest bike/cyclist, best individual/club fund raised etc. Sponsorcards – only €2 a line – available from 087-1524200. No entry fee – donations accepted on the day! Come and support the fun.

North Tipperary Leader Partnership

Drop in Service available for Career Advice for Jobseekers will take place in Lorrha community Hall on  Tuesday November 5th  from 10 am to 1pm and again on Tuesday December 3rd  from 10 am to 1pm covering: CV preparation, job seeking skills, education/training options, interview skills, self-employment options.  For further information you can contact Caroline at 087-7378724 or email cshanahan@ntlp.ie

Lorrha Camogie Club.

Junior ‘A’ Championship:
The girls are in the County Camogie final after a hard fought win over a Strong Thurles Sarsfields side. Scoreline: Lorrha 2-14 Thurles 0-13 Thanks to all who came to support the girls, Well done to the panel, Colm, Jimmy and backroom team  they deserve huge credit for getting to the final. A big thanks to Lil & Denis Maher for the lovely meal after the match, we really appreciate it and to all the Sponsors, thanks. Final against Kilruane McDonagh.
Details of final not confirmed at time of print, please check with a committee member or player and the Lorrha Camogie Club Facebook page.

Well done to the Lorrha U12s who won against a strong Portroe team on Saturday Morning at Moatfield.
The girls work rate was super and everyone played a vital role, and they enjoyed their Camogie which is the main thing!
Scoleline: Lorrha 5-01 Clodagh Mcintyre scoring 4-01, Hannah O’ Meara one goal Portroe 4-01 Well done girls! Two more games to play.
* Saturday 12th October at home to Kiladangan * Saturday 19th October away to Roscrea

They play Moneygal in the last round of the Championship time, date will be confirmed by Club Secretary by text as soon as we know when its on.
Underage training Tuesday’s @ 6.30. Confirmed by text. New players always welcome!

Halloween GAA Camp:
There will be a Lorrha GAA Camp running for 3 days in Moatfield GAA Complex  from the 29th to the 31st of October from 10am- 1pm Daily.
Cost €20 per child. Age’s 5-12 year old. Everyone Welcome! Forms and leaflets are in Kelly’s Shop, Rathcabbin and Mahers In Lorrha Contact James Dunne: 087 6255148 Katie Kennedy 085 1798015

Training Gear for Lorrha Camogie!
Lucozade sports drink are offering all teams around Ireland free gear! Lorrha Camogie Club are getting involved and we want your help!
We need to collect as many of the Lucozade Sport and Lucozade Sport Lite bottle caps. We have only another 2 weeks so please gather up your caps and keep collecting and drop them into Kellys Shop Rathcabbin, Mahers shop Lorrha or give to any member of the Camogie panel!
Training gear like cones, balls, Bibs, Water Bottles are vital to the running of the Club so please try and collect as many as you can!
More info on www.lucozadesport.ie

Liberty Insurance Giveaway!

Liberty Insurance are giving local GAA and Camogie Clubs the chance to win €10,000 for our GAA and Camogie Club.
When you take out a new motor or home policy with Liberty Insurance, Liberty Insurance will donate €50 to our club.
For our Club to be in with a chance to win €10,000 just simply get a quote for a new private motor or home quote take note of the reference number and enter it on the site and Lorrha GAA and Camogie Club have a chance of Winning €10,000.
More people enter the better chance we have! Closing date fohis offer is this Sunday the 13th of October.  More details on www.libertygaa.ie

Lorrha Camogie Club Facebook Page:
Keep up to Date on all Juvenile and Adult Fixtures, Results, Photo’s old and new and whats happening in Lorrha Camogie Club.

Autumn Art Classes Reminder.

Art & Craft for children over 5 on Saturdays at  3.30pm, Drawing techniques for children over 10 at 11.00am in Bramble Art Studio, Lorrha. Starting on 5th October, for 8 weeks .
For more information please contact Ute: 090-9747127 or 087-9151356.
Early booking advisable.

Offaly Walking Festival.

On Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th October there will be several walks organised for the Festival week-end. On Saturday two walks will take place in Lough Boora Parklands, and also the Knockbarron Eco Walk. On Sunday 13th  there’s May Scully’s Cottage and Hazelwood walk as well as the Ballyboy Silver River walk. On Saturday 19th October there will be a Full Moon Night Guided walk on Lough Boora Parkland. Further details available from (057) 9135445.

Smile Awhile and Laugh a Little Every Day.


While attending a Marriage Seminar dealing with communication, Tom and his wife Grace listened to the instructor.
‘It is essential that husbands and wives know each other’s likes and dislikes.’
He addressed the man.
‘Can you name your wife’s favourite flower?’ he asked Tom.
Tom leaned over, touched his wife’s arm gently and whispered, ‘It’s Odlums, isn’t it honey?.