Lorrha Notes


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The chairman of Nenagh Municipal district Cllr. Ger Darcy addressing the roads meeting in Rathcabbin with officers of that committee Enda Moran, Brendan Hough, PJ Nevin looking on. The group will be holding a protest outside the Council offices Nenagh on Thursday morning (21st) from 9.00 am. 

Recent Wedding.

The wedding of Theresa Barry, daughter of Kevin and Mary (Lorrha) and William Harding, son of the late Dorothy and Willie (Borrisokane) took place on December 29th 2015 in St. Ruadhan’s Church Lorrha.
The brides two sisters Yvonne Claffey and Eleanor O’Dwyer along with her sister in law Ingrid Darmody, were her bridesmaids while the groom choose friends Adrian Molloy as his bestman accompanied by groomsmen Kenneth Cleary and William Cavanagh.
Fr. Joe Kennedy and Rev. Stephen O’Neill concelebrated while Darren Bourke provided the church music. Afterwards the newly weds joined with their family and friends for their reception in The Derg Inn Terryglass before heading to Iceland on their honeymoon.
Many congratulations is extended to Theresa and William and the best of luck in the future as they settle down to married life in Borrisokane.

Recent Engagement.

Congratulations and many good wishes is extended to Robert Dillon (Lorrha) and Ann Marie Clarke (Tynagh) who announced their engagement recently. Well done and many good wishes for the future to you both.

Church News.

Anyone wishing to have an anniversary Mass offered for a ‘loved one’ at Sunday Mass can do do by booking in the sacristy on Saturday night or Sunday morning after Mass. You are asked not to phone the sacristan or priest to book a Mass as all diaries are kept in the respective churches.

Well Done.

Congratulations is extended to Celine Cleary (Rathcabbin) and Borrisokane Community School who retained their Intermediate camogie Munster title when they beat Rice College, Ennis on Sunday last in the final on a score line of Borrisokane 1.7, Ennis 1.3. Playing in full forward, it was Celine who rattled the Ennis net after thirteen minutes to set Borrisokane up for their victory. Well done Celine.

Date For Your Diary.

The booking line will be open from January 28th for Rathcabbin Players forthcoming comedy “Play On” by Rick Abbott. There is a big cast involved and they will be on stage from the 5th to 7th February and again the second week end from the 11th to 14th. Not one to be missed.

Spring De-Clutter.

Thinking of clearing out the wardrobe to make room for the Spring collection? Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout the Winter months. De-clutter your wardrobe, attack your attic, recycle all unwanted/unused items of clothing to make room for your Spring 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.

Ardara Walking Club.

The Ardara Walking club will take on a four hour walk through Portumna Forest Park on Sunday January 31st. Meeting point is The Ferry Inn at 11.00am. Walk leader Liam Mannion can be contacted on (086) 8392056 for further details.

Fundraising Table Quiz.

A  table quiz  to raise funds for the maintenance of Rathcabbin village will take place on Friday 29th January 2016  in Kelly’s Last Chance Bar . Raffle on the night for lots of locally sponsored prizes.  Come out of hibernation for a fun night out.

School Musical.

Portumna Community School will stage their annual school musical on Thursday and Friday Jan. 21st and 22nd.  This year’s offering Grease is  renowned for featuring many memorable songs and lively dance routines. Tickets are sold out for Friday night but may be reserved for the Thursday performance by phoning the school: 090 9741053 or by logging on to www.portumnacs.ie

Sport Psychology for Coaches

A 10 week course “Sport Psychology for Coaches” will be run at the Enterprise Centre in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford starting on Monday January 25th. The cost is €100. The course is designed to assist individual & team sports coaching by applying mental fitness techniques.  The main objectives of the course are: To provide an understanding of Sport Psychology, To assist coaches / individuals in using sport psychology to improve coaching performance. To raise awareness of sport psychology to aid performance. If you would like to enrol on this course OR if you would like more information, please contact Canice Kennedy @sport@canicekennedy.com

GAA News.

Auction date change: The Auction and Sale of Work will take place on Sunday, 31st January at 2pm. Timber cutting has resumed and we ask all members to give some time to aid this important fundraiser.
Coaching Course: A Foundation Coaching course will take place in the club over two nights on January 28th & February 3rd next in the GAA Centre. Anyone undertaking the course must have completed a Child Welfare Course in advance which will take place on Wednesday, 27th January in the GAA Centre at 7pm at €10 per person. To book your place on the coaching course, contact Coaching Officer JP Houlihan 0879061521 or Louise Mannion 0876598387
Lotto: Our jackpot is now €5,250 with a Match 3 pot of €100. 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.
Lorrha CountryFest: Tickets (€20) are available from Kevin Molloy for this years Country Music Festival at Moatfield which takes place on Sunday, 17th July.
Social Dancing: on Friday night to the music of Brian McDermott. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.