Lorrha Notes

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Farewell to Tipperary management team after defeat to Galway in All-Ireland Semi-Final last Sunday.

Golf Outing Reminder.

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.

Late William (Billy) Styles.

The unexpected death took place on Friday August 14th of Liam Styles, Crumlin and late of Cullagh, Rathcabbin. Liam who was 76 years old was not enjoying good health in recent times but his death has come as a shock to his family. He was beloved husband of Ashlin and much loved father of Liam and Stephen brothers Jimmy (Dublin) Brendan (England), sisters Carmel (Italy) and Tessy (England), daughters in-law Lisa and Angela, nephews, nieces, grandchildren Meghan, Jonathan, Atiria and Ashlin, sisters in-law, brothers in-law, relatives, neighbours and friends. After funeral Mass on Tuesday 18th in St. Bernadettes Church cremation took place in Mount Jerome Crematorium. May he rest in peace.

Mobile Defibrillator Course.

A mobile defibrillator will be sited in Rathcabbin in Kelly’s bar, thanks to the generosity of the community and local businesses.  David McEvoy of Birr First Responders Group will run a certified training course for people over 18  on CPR and use of the defibrillator . This course costs €10 and will take place in Rathcabbin Hall on Friday 4th September 7pm . David will train  teenagers (14-17 yrs)  in CPR in a  separate course on Saturday 5th September . Please contact Darina on- 057 9139981 or Betty on 087 6667374 to book your place.  Its a simple skill that could save a life.

Lourdes Pilgrimage.

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.

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.


Commiserations to Patrick “Bonner” Maher and the Tipperary team on their agonizingly one point defeat to Galway in the All-Ireland semi final.

Art  Exhibition.

 Portumna’s Shorelines Arts Exhibition 2015 will run this year from 4th-26th September at The Gallery at The Workhouse. Local artists wishing to submit a piece are asked to bring it to the Workhouse on Monday 24th August from 6-7.30 pm. Further details from 086-3195603.

 Visual Art at Shorelines 2015..Calling All Artists.

Once again, the Gallery at The Workhouse will be home to the Shorelines Art Exhibition for the month of September including the festival weekend September 17th-20th. Included in the exhibition will be the artwork from the local artists and members of Wolf Lorien’s weekly art classes in Portumna as well as guest professional artists.

If you are interested in exhibiting one of your works, please bring it to the Workhouse on Monday 24th August from 6-7.30 pm. Work submitted after this date may not be exhibited as space is limited. The cost is €5 to help towards the cost of displaying materials and insurance. Please, please make sure your work is ready for hanging – pictures should be framed and have a cord or wire at the back! If you wish to offer your piece for sale, please also decide on the price you want to ask in advance.

We greatly look forward to seeing your work and to a very successful exhibition that will show the wealth of talent there is within the area!

Lorrha GAA News.

Lotto: Our jackpot is now €5,650. 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: Our championship campaign is in limbo as we await the progress of Killenaule and Eire Og Annacarty in their divisional finals this weekend. 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 could be played in 2-3 weeks time.

Junior Hurling: Despite leading for long stages, our junior hurlers lost 1-14 to 1-10 to Ballina in our final group game on Friday in Ballina. As a result we finish second in the group and must now play Borrisokane in a quarter final this Saturday, 22nd August in Cloughjordan at 6pm. Best of luck to the players and mentors.

Minor: The minor hurlers were defeated 3-18 to 0-11 by Silvermines in Dolla last Wednesday in their final group game of the championship. Lorrha currently lie in the final semi-final berth and are awaiting the outcome of this evenings (Wednesday) game between Silvermines and Borrisokane where a win or draw for Silvermines would see us progress to the last four.

Under 16: Lorrha/Shannon Rovers enjoyed a win over Portroe last Monday week. Last Monday, they beat Ballina 2-15 to 2-9. The team are already through to the semi-finals where they will play either Ballina, Burgess or Newport Gaels this weekend.

Under 14: Lorrha/Shannon Rovers Gaels suffered a disappointing 3-9 to 2-3 North semi-final defeat to Newport Gaels in Moatfield last Thursday. It brings to an end what had been an encouraging campaign and Lorrha would like to thank the players and mentors for their efforts. Also we would like to recognise Shannon Rovers Gaels as in the first amalgamation at this age grade, everything worked well throughout the year.

Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw: We ask all promoters to bring their accounts up to date.

Tipperary: Hard luck to Patrick Maher and the Tipperary senior hurlers following their All Ireland semi-final defeat to Galway on Sunday. Well done to the minor hurlers on beating Dublin in their semi-final.

Lorrha Parish Golf Outing: takes place this year in Birr Golf Club on Saturday, 22nd August. Tee-times from 9am to 1pm with timesheet available by contacting this years Captain Denis Duffy 0877784666 or Tony Coen 0876219639. This years President is Pauline Needham.

Parent & Toddler Group: beginning on Tuesday, 8th September from 10am to 12pm.

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