Lorrha Notes

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Happy out at the Lorrha GAA Summer Cul Camp held last week.


Sympathy is extended to the brother, sisters and relatives of the late Josephine Tuohy, Ballinasloe and formerly Kilregane, Lorrha who died on July 12th. Cremation took place on Tuesday 14th in Mount Jerome Crematorium, Harold’s Cross, Dublin. May she rest in peace. Sympathy is extended to P.J. Cleary and the extended Cleary families Rathcabbin on the sudden death of Johnny, Birr and formerly Coolross, Rathcabbin which occurred on Tuesday 7th July. After funeral Mass in St. Brendan’s Church, Birr on Friday last 17th burial took place in Bonaham Cemetery, Rathcabbin. May he rest in peace.

Please Take Note.

The weekly work evenings around Lorrha village has been changed to Thursday evenings to facilitate volunteers who continue to come in and help with weeding, cleaning etc. This Thursday volunteers are requested to meet in Friars Park at 7.30pm to finish work that needs to be completed there. Lorrha Development / Tidy Towns wish to thank those who have volunteered to date. Your support is much appreciated. All help will be very welcome.

Well Done.

Congratulations is extended to Caoimhe Kennedy and the Tipperary senior camogie team who had a good win over Clare on Saturday last in the All-Ireland Championship campaign which took place in The Ragg. The side now progress to the quarter final where they will meet Cork on August 1st. We wish Caoimhe and the Tipp girls the best of luck.

Church News.

More Eucharistic Ministers is required for Sunday Mass in Rathcabbin. If interested, please leave your name with Sacristan or Priest.

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.

Mass on Knockshegowna.

First Mass ever will be celebrated on Knockshegowna Hill on Saturday 25th July at 6.45p.m. (weather permitting).Transport to the summit from 5.30 assembling at Fairy Mount Farm just 200 meters from the Pike Church. The evening will conclude with light refreshments music and song.

Summer Camp Reminder.

Borrisokane Athletic club are holding a summer camp in the GAA Pitch in Motefield on 23rd and 24th of July from 10am to 1pm. Ages catered for will be from 6 to 14 years. It won’t be all about athletics though as fun and games will be also included. €25 per child. Family discount. Bring snack & drink. For further information contact John O’Farrell on (087) 2210115. FitKidz Summer sports camp takes place on Thursday & Friday 23rd & 24th July in Lorrha GAA Grounds, Moatfield. Starts at 10, finishes at 1. Suitable for boys and girls age 6-14. cost is 25 euro per child. Discounts available for families with 3 or more children attending camp.To book call Amanda on 087-1171575

New Postcode Service.

A new postcode service has been introduced in Ireland in keeping with other European countries around the world. Each postal address has been given a unique postcode called Eircode. Householders do not need to change their address, simply add the code to the bottom of your address. The new system is expected to benefit householders and businesses to be easier identified, quicker and easier for medical emergency service to locate address, make it easier to shop on line, help to develop Irish online business, facilitate better planning and delivery of public services. The postcode is unique in so far as that each resident and business will have their own postcode whereas in other countries, a postcode defines a group or cluster of addresses. During the coming months, Eircode will be rolled out across the country.

Autumn De-Clutter.

Thinking of clearing out the wardrobe to make room for the Autumn 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 Autumn 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 GAA News

Lotto: The numbers drawn last Monday were: 1 – 2 – 7 – 24. No Winner. Match 3 winners (share €100): Michael & Margaret Mary Houlihan, Ann H Smyth, Ken Hogan, Eoin & Orla Kennedy. Promoters: Louis McCormack, Liam Reddish and Willie Fogarty. Our jackpot is now €4,950. 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 senior hurlers fell to a strong Kildangan side in the North Senior Hurling Championship quarter final on Sunday evening. A personal total of 3-5 from Patrick Maher wasn’t enough as we fell to a 1-29 to 4-11 defeat. Our championship campaign is now in limbo as we await the progress of Killenaule and Eire Og Annacarty in their divisional championships, if one or both is successful, we will progress to the last 16, which is unlikely to be played until September at the earliest.

Junior Hurling: Lorrha face Nenagh Eire Og in the second round of the North Junior ‘B’ Championship in Moatfield this Friday at 7.30pm.

Minor: The minor hurlers suffered a heavy defeat to Borrisokane in the third round of the championship last Wednesday evening. This Wednesday (22nd July) we travel to face Templederry at 7.30pm.

Under 16: Lorrha/Shannon Rovers were due to play Templederry last Monday week but the game was postponed. Last Monday, 20th July, they defeated Burgess in Ballinderry. Next Monday, 27th July, they are away to Borrisokane at 7.00pm

Under 14: Lorrha/Shannon Rovers will face Silvermines in a playoff this evening (Wednesday) in Dolla at 7.00pm. The winner will play Burgess or Moneygall/Clonakenny in a semi-final while the loser will meet Newport Gaels.

Under 12: The Under 12’s return to action on Friday, 24th July with a home game against Templederry at 7.00pm.

Tipperary: Hard luck to Brian Hogan and the Tipperary under 21 hurlers against Limerick in the Munster semi-final last Thursday evening and also to the senior footballers on their defeat to Tyrone.

Cul Camp: The Lorrha Kelloggs Cul Camp took place in Moatfield last week. Despite the mixed weather, 67 children took part over the five days and the club would like to thank the County Board and their coaches for a superb week as well as our own juvenile officers who ensured everything went off smoothly.

Social Dancing: continues on Friday night to the music of Pat Daly. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Sympathy: Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the Cleary family on the death of Johnny Cleary, Birr, and late of Gurteen who passed away suddenly last week. May he rest in peace.