Lorrha Notes

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Michael Naylor Rathcabbin, driving his 1975 Honda CD 175 on Sunday last in the 47th Annual Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival Parade.

Portumna Fair.

There will be an local Indoor Market & Craft Fair taking place this Sunday August 9th from 12noon – 5pm in The Boathouse Bar Portumna. Please support all local craftspeople.

Church News.

The Autumn Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will leave Shannon Airport on Sunday, Oct. 4th, returning on Friday, October 9th. The cost this year is €667pps. with a €10 discount for online bookings to www.joewalshtours.ie Booking forms may be obtained from J.W.T., 143 Lower Baggott St. Dublin 2. More information from Fr. Tom Ryan, Shannon. Tel. 061 364133.


Commiserations is extended to Caoimhe Kennedy and the Tipperary senior camogie team on their All Ireland quarter final loss to Cork.It was a big ask for the young Premier girls but it was a great achievement to progress so far. It’s now back to club action with all adult games fixed for this coming week-end.

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: Our jackpot is now €5,400. 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: Our championship campaign is in limbo as we await the progress of Killenaule and Eire Og Annacarty in their divisional championships. Killenaule will play Mullinahone in the South final while Eire Og Annacarty will play Knockavilla Kickhams in the West final. If one or both is successful, we will progress to the last 16, which won’t be played until late August at the earliest.

Junior Hurling: Lorrha are away to Shannon Rovers this Sunday, 9th August, at 12 noon in the third round of the Junior ‘B’ Championship. The following Friday, 14th August, we are away to Ballina at 7pm.

Minor: The minor hurlers recorded their third win of the championship with a 3-11 to 0-18 victory over Moneygall/Clonakenny in an exciting game in Moatfield last Wednesday with the goals coming from Niall McIntyre, Tony Needham and Alan O’Meara. The win keeps Lorrha in the hunt for the semi-finals with one game to go, away to Silvermines on Wednesday, 12th August at 7pm.

Under 16: Lorrha/Shannon Rovers defeated Borrisokane 4-11 to 1-17 last Monday week. There is no game last Monday with the team returning to action against Portroe on Monday, 10th August at 7pm in Moatfield.

Under 14: Lorrha/Shannon Rovers will play Newport Gaels in the North ‘B’ semi-final in Moatfield on Wednesday, 12th August at 7.00pm.

Under 12: The Under 12’s exited the championship last Friday evening following a narrow 3-3 to 2-3 defeat to Ballina in the North ‘B’ Championship quarter final. Commiserations to the players and mentors on their efforts.

All Ireland Semi-Final Tickets: Orders for All Ireland semi-final tickets on 16th August through the club have closed. Tickets can still be purchased through www.tickets.ie, Centra or SuperValu.

Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw: We ask all promoters to bring their accounts up to date ahead of the August draw.

Tipperary: Hard luck to Caoimhe Kennedy and the Tipperary senior camogie team on their All Ireland quarter final loss to Cork.

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

Sympathy: Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the Duggan family, Nenagh, on the death of Denis Duggan, formerly of The Ferry, who passed away last week. May he rest in peace.