Lorrha Notes


Lorrha artist Ute Duggan with her dad Fritz, sister Jutta, sons Tom and Niall during the opening of her exhibition in The Red Horse Art Gallery Graigagowan, Portumna last week.  View more Photos under Gallery.

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.

Date for your Diary.

The annual parish golf outing will take place in Birr Golf club on Saturday 22nd August. This year’s captain is Denis Duffy (Jnr), and the President is Pauline Needham. Tee time from 9am. Time sheets available from Denis on (087) 7784666 or from Tony Coen on (087) 6219639.

Well Done.

Congratulations to Caoimhe Kennedy and the Tipperary senior camogie team who overcame a fancied Dublin side on a one point victory in the All-Ireland Championship campaign on Saturday last. We wish Caoimhe and the Tipp girls the best of luck next Saturday when they meet Kilkenny in the third round.

Recent Wedding.

The wedding took place in Carrig Church on Saturday 30th May of Adrian Kennedy, son of Martin and Mary, Rathcabbin and Pamela Pardy, daughter of the late Tucker and of Maureen, Birr. The bride was attended by her sister Caroline while a second sister Niamh, niece Megan and friend Tanya Coughlan made up the remainder of the bridesmaids party. The grooms brother Kevin was best man with his friends T.J. Slevin, Ray Clancy and his nephew Brandon Kennedy groomsmen. Kayleigh and Cara Ryan both nieces of the groom were flowergirls for the occasion. The ceremony was performed by Fr. Pat Gilbert while the church music was provided by Roseanna Brehony and Megan Pardy. The grooms mother Mary and the brides mother Maureen brought the offertory gifts to the Altar. Afterwards the newly married couple joined their families and friends for their reception in Dooly’s Hotel, Birr. Congratulations and best wishes is extended to Adrian and Pamela as they settle down to married life in Rathcabbin.

Church News.

The Annual Youth 2000 Summer Festival will take place in the Cistercian College , Roscrea, from Thursday 13th – Sunday 16th August 2015. For young people aged 16 – 35, an opportunity not to be missed to experience the catholic faith and meet many new people, with over 1000 young people from all corners of Ireland attending last year.  The festival is donation only.  Free busses available from all around Ireland.  For more info and to book online, see www.youth2000.ie or phone 01 6753690.

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.

Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns.

From June 1st onwards, Tidy Towns judges have been visiting towns and villages unannounced to cast their critical eyes over the efforts of hard working voluntary committees, and their scheme workers, where they will award marks in the competition. Lorrha Development / Tidy Towns have been exceptionally busy since May, sowing, repairing, painting, weeding, litter picking and cleaning in preparation for the judges’ visit. The work continues and also includes watering flowers throughout the village, and if you would like to give a hand at anything, please call (086) 8647166 / (087) 2601413  or any member of the committee. We need the help and co-operation of every resident to improve our marks so it would greatly help our efforts if every resident kept the area outside their premises free from weeds and litter. Your support is much appreciated.

Lorrha GAA News

Lotto: The numbers drawn last Monday were: 1 – 6 – 8 – 30. No Winner.

Lucky Dips: M&M&M Brophy, Elizabeth Houlihan, Bernie Donoghue, Colette Houlihan, Phyllis Kennedy. Promoters: Margaret Gleeson, Tommy Cahalan, Louis McCormack.

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: Lorrha began their North Junior ‘B’ Championship campaign with a 1-23 to 1-11 win over Toomevara in Moatfield on Sunday evening. Lorrha have a bye in round 2 and will be away to Shannon Rovers in the next round on weekend 19 or 26 July.

Minor: Lorrha take on Shannon Rovers Gaels in their second game of the North Championship in Moatfield this Thursday, 9th July at 7.30pm

Under 16: Lorrha/Shannon Rovers are away to Templederry next Monday, 13th July at 7.00pm.

Under 14: Lorrha/Shannon Rovers continued their unbeaten run with a 3-13 to 2-10 win over Portroe last Wednesday. This Wednesday, 8th July they are at home to Silvermines in Ballinderry at 7.00pm.

Under 12: The Under 12’s suffered an 8-8 to 3-7 defeat to Ballina in Moatfield last Friday. This Friday, 10th July, Lorrha are away to Moneygall at 7.00pm.

Tipperary: Best of luck to Patrick Maher and both the Tipperary senior and minor hurlers in the Munster Finals on Sunday. Also best of luck to the Tipperary senior footballers in their All Ireland Qualifier v Louth.

Cul Camp: The Lorrha Kelloggs Cul Camp gets underway in Moatfield next Monday, 13th July and continues to Friday 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 Jimmy Hynes and the Crusaders. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.