Lorrha Notes

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Congratulations to second class pupil Emma Kennedy, a member of the Borrisokane Athletic club,  who won gold in the under 9’s 60 m event at the County Tipperary juvenile event on Sunday May 1st. which took place in Templemore. Emma also won a bronze medal in the under 9’s turbo javelin on the same day. 
Congratulations also to sixth class pupil Caoimhe O’Meara who won first prize in the Portumna Enterprise town art competition for schools which was held recently.  Caoimhe was promoting the village of Lorrha in her art work which was titled ‘my community’.  Well done to both girls.

News From Lorrha School.

National Spring Clean. As part of our Green flag programme, we participated in the National Spring Clean in April which took place around the village with members of Lorrha Development Association.
Benemerenti Awards The pupils and staff of Scoil Lua Naofa wish to extend congratulations to Eileen Mannion, a former teacher of our school, who was presented with the Benemerenti Medal recently by Fr. Pat Mulcahy P.P. Eileen received the award in recognition of her outstanding service in the role of music and choir. When Eileen took up her teaching career in the school in 1968, part of the responsibility was to organise a choir which she has continued to do through the years. We also extend our congratulations to Richie Bourke and to Mary O’Meara who also received Benemerenti Medals. We thank them for their work in the Church and wish them many more years in their respective roles.
Fire Safety. Two fire safety officers from Borrisokane fire station Bob Sullivan and Gary Donnelly visited the school recently  and spoke to the pupils about the importance of fire safety in the home and fire drill. The children had plenty of questions and were very interested in the information provided.  Many thanks to Bob and Gary.
First Confession. Congratulations to our second class pupils who received the Sacrament of First Confession recently in preparation for Communion on May 29th.
Enrolment forms for September 2016 are available from the school or contact (090) 9747295. They can also be downloaded from the school web site www.lorrhans.ie.

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.

Computer Course:

Do you want to learn computer skills/ improve your employment prospects?  Training is suitable for beginners and advanced users and is open to everybody – QQI (FETAC) certified. Eligible participants may be entitled to receive a training allowance from GRETB,  childcare & travel allowance also available. Contact Patricia or Lynn at South East Galway IRD Ltd, College of Further Education & Training, Portumna, Co Galway on 0909759092.

 Social Media.

The Galway Roscommon Education Board (gretb) in Portumna College of Further Education (Old VEC) St. Brigid’s Rd, Portumna have places on  QQI level 4  Tourism Visitor Care and also  on a New Social Media course michael.cunniffe@gretb.ie  or call   087 6258696  or daniel.cronin@gretb.ie   or call   0852810895 

GAA News

Senior: Despite a close game for long spells, Lorrha fell to a 0-28 to 1-18 defeat to Kilruane MacDonaghs in the County Championship in Borrisokane on Saturday. Our third loss means we are demoted to roinn 2 for 2017. To get back into the county championship we now have to win the North Championship and our first round game against Roscrea will take place on 28-29 May or 4-5 June.

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers Gaels played Inane Rovers in the North U16 ‘A’ Football final on Monday but fell to a 3-8 to 0-8 defeat. Hard luck to the players and mentors but it was a great achievement to get to the final and we look forward to the hurling championship in the coming weeks.

Feile: Lorrha will be hosting a team from Antrim as part of Feile na nGael which is being held in Tipperary & Waterford this year from June 17th-19th.

Tipperary Clubs Draw: for 2015-2016 has now concluded. All promoters and subscribers are asked to bring your accounts up to date and contact Margaret Gleeson. The 2016-2017 draw will get underway in late May and if you want to join, contact any club officer. Tickets are €100 for an excellent prize fund of €500,000 with 12 monthly draws.

Lorrha CountryFest 2016: Tickets are on sale for Lorrha CountryFest at Moatfield which takes place on Sunday, 17th July from 12 noon to 7pm. Line-up includes Mike Denver, Robert Mizzell, Louise Morrissey, The Conquerors, Johnny Brady, Pete Kennedy, Sean Slattery & The Connections as well as local band Tradstone. A day not to be missed! Tickets (€20) can be purchased from Kevin Molloy or at www.eventbrite.ie

Sympathy: Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the Bergin family on the death of Kitty Bergin. May she rest in peace.