Lorrha Notes

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Rathcabbin man Fr. Michael Kennedy pictured with his mother Kathleen on the occasion of the 38th Anniversary of his ordination to the Priesthood which he celebrated on Monday last. Well done Fr. Michael.

News From Lorrha School.

Best Wishes: We extend the best of luck to Lee, Hannah, Keeva, Caoimhe, Ronan, Colm, Luke, Ryan, Cian, Ronan, Tom and Adam who graduated on Friday last and we wish them well in their respective secondary schools. We extend thanks also to all who joined us on our last day before the summer break for the graduation ceremony, the raising of the Blue Star Flag and the presentation of certificates to the pupils who completed German classes with Ute Duggan, during the year. A special word of mention to the Parents Association for providing refreshments. The Blue Star Programme is to bring awareness of all things European to the classroom and the wider community also. We were complimented by the adjudicators on our “standard of reports which was exceedingly high and we were bowled over by the clever and creative ways you interpreted the programme”. Our thanks to Elizabeth Fogarty, former E.U. employee who raised the flag to loud applause. We wish all a lovely and safe summer break.

Summer Camp Reminder.

“Little Feet” Bredagh, Lorrha will hold their summer camp from 20th to 24th July from 9.30am to 2pm for children aged 2 and a half up to 12 years. Activities will vary to suit age group and will include hockey, hurling football, tennis, art and craft, sand and water, y bikes and many, many more. For further information call Charlene on (087) 7783347. All welcome.

Art Exhibition at the Red Horse Gallery.

Art Exhibition at the Red Horse Gallery, Graigueagowan, Portumna on July 3rd – 5th, open 3-7pm daily. Opening night: Thursday, July 2nd at 7pm.   Exhibiting artists: Ruth Eva Morrissey, Diana Marshall, Ute Duggan, Jason Madden.  This is the first art exhibition for Lorrha artist Ute Duggan. Music: OMNA singers.  Phone 085-1841243.   All welcome.

Well Done.

Congratulations to Caoimhe Kennedy and the Tipperary senior camogie team as they ground out a one point victory in the All-Ireland Championship campaign over Derry on Saturday last. We wish Caoimhe well as she recovers from a shoulder injury and as Tipp face Dublin on Saturday coming at 5pm in Portlaoise. Another win should be enough to see the side into a quarter final.

Tidy Towns.

Another work evening will be held in Lorrha on Wednesday 1st July.  Meet outside the hall at 7.30pm. If this time doesn’t suit you, do come along at a time that does. Many thanks to all who are supporting the work evenings so far and those who turn out on other evenings. All help appreciated.

Church News.

Next Friday, 3rd July, is the First Friday of the month. Mass in Lorrha at 9.30a.m.   Confessions before Mass.

Cemetery Mass

Outdoor Mass (weather permitting) in Lorrha  for our deceased ‘Loved-ones’ on Sunday July 5th at 10am.   Please come close to the altar to create a prayerful atmosphere. There will be a retiring collection for the future upkeep of the cemetery at the end of Mass.


The Annual Killaloe Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will take place on Sunday,5th July. Names to  Gertie O’Meara – 090  – 9747080  or  Betty Houlihan  087 –  6667374.          Please book your seat as soon as possible.

Cemetery Meeting.

Please note. A Further  meeting  to elect officers and establish a Graveyard Committee will be held in Lorrha Hall on Monday  6th July, at 9pm.   All interested parties are welcome.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association.

Our next outing is on Wednesday, 8th July which is a boat trip on the Shannon with Joe O’Keeffe following by a meal.  Anyone interested in going on any of our trips please contact Nancy on 087 761 3458.  Other outings coming up are:  Kilbeggan Races, Galway Greyhound Races, Rock of Cashel to include the Irish Show at Bru Boru, and our holiday to the Slieve Russell Hotel in Cavan.  We are now on a break from our weekly meetings and wish all our members a safe and restful break.

The Committee and Members of St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association would like to offer our deepest sympathy to our Chairperson, Eamonn Mannion and all the Mannion Family on the recent death of his brother, Tommy, to Mary Darcy and all the Darcy Family on the recent death of Jimmy’s sister, Tina Robb, and to Therese Donoghue on the recent death of her nephew, Noel Quirke, Navan. May they rest in Peace.

Summer De-Clutter.

Thinking of clearing out the wardrobe to make room for the Summer collection? 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. We can collect your unwanted items. Just call or text  (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (086) 8355405 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, Pillows and cushions, Carpets, rugs and mats (including bath, shower and toilet mats), Soiled or wet clothing. We appreciate your support. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep two adults employed.


Landscaping & Horticulture course starting 20th July 2015 in St. Rynagh’s College, Banagher. Now recruiting! Level 4 Major Award in Horticulture- 6 month full time course- ETB training allowance provided. Contact Monica on 087 6835561 to apply.

Lorrha GAA News for 4 July

Lotto: Our jackpot is now €4,650. Thank you for your continued support. You can play our lotto online at www.locallotto.ie where it is easy to play every week. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5.

Senior: The North Tipp Senior Hurling Championship quarter final against Kildangan has yet to be refixed and will depend on the outcome of the Munster Final.

Junior Hurling: The North Championship gets underway this Sunday against Toomevara in Moatfield at 7pm. Nenagh Eire Og, Shannon Rovers and Ballina are also in the group.

Minor: Lorrha enjoyed a very good 0-16 to 0-11 win over Ballina in the opening round of the North Minor ‘B’ Hurling Championship in Moatfield last Thursday. Lorrha have a bye in round 2 and are likely to be back in action on Thursday 9th July.

Under 16: Lorrha/Shannon Rovers got their ‘B’ Championship campaign underway on Monday against Newport Gaels and enjoyed a fine victory. Next Monday, they have a bye but will be back in action on Monday, 13 July, away to Templederry.

Under 14: Lorrha/Shannon Rovers made it four wins from four in the hurling championship with a 7-11 to 3-7 win over Templederry in Ballinderry last Wednesday. This Wednesday, 1st July, they are away to Portroe in another friendly. Next Wednesday, 8th July they are at home to Silvermines.

Under 12: The Under 12’s earned their first win of the championship with a 2-12 to 3-3 win over Portroe in Moatfield last Friday. This Friday, 3rd July, Lorrha host Ballina in Moatfield at 7.00pm.

Munster Final Tickets: There are a limited number of Stand tickets available for the Munster Final on 12th July, all stand and terrace requests must be with Shane Brophy by this Friday, 3rd July.

Tipperary: Best of luck to the Tipperay minor footballers against Kerry this Sunday in the Munster Final.

Tipperary GAA Draw: The June Draw took place last Friday evening but unfortunately the club had no winner this month.

Cul Camp: Th Lorrha Kelloggs Cul Camp takes place in Moatfield from 13th to 17th July from 10am to 2.30pm inclusive. All registration must be done online at www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie

Social Dancing: continues on Friday night to the music of Muriel O’Connor. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.