Lorrha Notes

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When Patrick “Bonner” Maher went for his second goal in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final on Sunday last June 1st he came up against a wall of strength from Limerick defender Richie McCarthy aided by Seamus Hickey.

Church News.

Next Friday, 6th June, is the First Friday of the month. Mass in Lorrha at 9.30a.m. and Rathcabbin at 8.00p.m. Confessions beforehand.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is spreading to many parishes in the Diocese of Killaloe. Why? A speaker will supply the answer in two weeks time.
To celebrate Pentecost Sunday,(June 8th), you are invited to “Songs of the Spirit” in St. Mary’s of the Rosary, Nenagh, at 5.00pm. This is like the BBC “Songs of Praise”. It will be led by Bishop Kieran O’Reilly.
Please Note: The first meeting of the New Youth choir will be held in Rathcabbin Church on Thursday 5th June @ 7.30p.m. – 9.00pm – open to all parishioners of Primary/ Secondary school age, from all parts of the parish. Play, sing and Praise the Lord. The choir hope to sing at one Mass each month in the parish.

Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns.

Planting of flowers and shrubs is now complete around the village. Thanks to our members Liz, Mary, Gavin and Louis, and to volunteer Ann for her time and help. Tidy Towns judging has now commenced and as in previous years, we ask all residents to help with the appearance of the village. As we don’t know when an adjudicator will be visiting, we ask all residents to please keep the area outside their house free from litter, grass and weeds. Plant some window boxes and do some painting where required if you can please. Without you’re continues support in the past, we could not have achieved the high marks we have, so let’s keep it that way if at all possible.

Summer De-Clutter.

Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout the Summer months. De-clutter your wardrobe, attack your attic, recycle all unwanted/unused items of clothing to make room for your Summer collection. We will accept any kind of bag or in bags provided by the committee at (086) 8647166. We can collect your unwanted items. Just call or text (086) 8493595/ (086) 8647166/ (087) 2601413 with your name and details. We appreciate your support. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep three adults employed.

Portumna Lawn Tennis Club Open Day.

Monday, 2nd June – Come along with family and friends. Meet and get loads of tips from professional Tennis Coach, Kieran Galvin; Free coaching from 2pm – 4pm.
Exhibition matches with a difference from 4pm. Face painting. BBQ from 4.30 – 6pm.
10% discount on membership fees if you join on the day. For more info see Facebook page or contact 087 3906067.

Best of Luck.

Good Luck to all the young people in the parish who are sitting their Junior and leaving Cert. exams at this time.

New Rathcabbin Youth Choir

The Alleluia Chorus youth choir will meet in Rathcabbin Church on Thursday 5th June at 7.30. The aim is to sing and play to praise God. Please bring instruments if you have them and whatever music you have. All welcome from 4 years up. There is a facebook page if you want to get a flavour of the music the choir will sing.

Rathcabbin Tidy Towns

Rathcabbin has entered the Tidy Towns competition this year and in order to impress the judges and gain lots of marks, Rathcabbin Development Association are launching the following competitions. Best Garden sponsored by TippLand Peat Products and Best Window Box sponsored by Tom Lewis.  Primary schools Childrens Anti Litter Poster sponsored by Kelly’s Village Store. We also need volunteers to pick litter and tidy around the village on a weekly basis on Thursday from 7-9pm. Your participation will be much appreciated. Thanks to everyone who work so hard to make the village look great.

Rathcabbin National School

Our Country Market will be held in Rathcabbin hall on Sunday 15th June. Please donate books, comics and magazines to the school by Tuesday 10th June. Enter the Brown Bread competition, text your name to Martina on 087 2922783. Raffle tickets on sale in Kellys , 1st Hamper,2nd Hurl signed by Tipp minors 3rd Cosmetic Hamper. Face painting for the children. Lots of home baking, jams, flowers and fresh eggs and vegetables from the school garden. All are welcome for tea/coffee, Please support.

Redwood Book

Redwood NS have produced a book in conjunction with the upcoming reunion. We would like to sincerely thank Seamus King, Pat Hough and Fionnuala Cahalan for their great work in writing articles for this book. We would also like to thank all those who contributed so many fantastic photos. The book includes photos from 1914 to the present day and also details the founding of the original national school in 1879. This book is available to buy for €10 from the school (090)9747186, Pat Hough’s Pub and shops throughout the locality.

Redwood NS Reunion

We are holding our reunion for past pupils and members of the locality on Saturday 7th June. The school will be open to visitors from 3-4pm for people to view the roll books, (which date back to 1879), collections of photographs and the folklore commission provided by the historical society. Redwood Castle will also be open during the day for tours. A special Mass will be held at 7pm in Redwood Church, following which presentations will be made by Seamus King and Pat Hough to our most senior past pupils. Then it is back to the clubhouse for a buffet meal and dancing to the music of Pat & Richie. Tradstone will cap off what is a great night’s entertainment. Tickets are €10 and are on sale throughout the parish. All are welcome to this special occasion.

Portumna Arts Group.

For one night only! Portumna Arts Group is delighted to welcome the Galway-based Mephisto Theatre Company with their production of Blackbird by David Harrower to the Town Hall, Portumna on Sunday, June 8th @ 8.30pm. Tickets €8 at the door.

Lorrha Camogie.

The girls are out in the Munster league in the first round against Feenagh Kilmedy of Limerick this coming Friday the 6th of June at home in Moatfield, time not confirmed. Second round-Friday the 13th of June away game to Limerick side Tournfulla, third round 20th of June home game to Newport, fourth round 27th of June away game to Cashel, round five, 4th of July away game to Bodyke of Clare.

Underage Training:
Training will continue during the week, will receive details via text.

County Scene:

Well done to Courtney Houlihan, Michaela Young and Julia Boons who played on Saturday in Limerick with the Under 13 Tipperary Camogie academy. Also to Hazel Reddin and Michelle Mannion who were playing with the Tipperary U14 Development squad in Cork. Well done girls! Best of Luck to all doing exams at this time. Hard Luck to Bonner Maher and the Tipperary hurling team at the weekend.

Lorrha Camogie Club Facebook Page:

Keep up to date on any recent activity in the Club and in the Parish. Send in any old pictures or new and keep up to date on what’s happening in the Club!

Smile Awhile and Laugh a Little Every Day.

Childbirth at 65

With all the new technology regarding fertility recently, a 65-year-old woman was able to give birth.
When she was discharged from the hospital and went home, a friend went to visit her.
‘May I see the new baby?’ she asked.
‘Not yet,’ she said. ‘I’ll make coffee and we can talk for a while first.’
Thirty minutes had passed, and her friend asked, ‘May I see the new baby now?’
‘No, not yet,’ she said. After another few minutes had elapsed, the visitor asked again, ‘May I see the baby now?’
‘No, not yet,’ replied the mother. Growing very impatient, the friend asked, ‘Well, when can I see the baby?’
‘WHEN HE CRIES!’ came the reply. ‘WHEN HE CRIES?’ ‘Why do I have to wait until he CRIES?’ said the visitor.