Lorrha Notes

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Patrick “Bonner” Maher in action for Tipp seniors on Sunday last in the Munster semi-final v Limerick
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Brian Hogan in action for Tipp Intermediates on Sunday last in the Munster semi-final v Limerick
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Adrian and Tommy discussing the great response to the Lorrha Country Fest which takes place on July 17th from 12 noon to 7pm. Great entertainment, great location and great value for money. Don’t miss out. 


A group of local ladies who completed the women’s mini marathon for the Rathcabbin First Responders Group and the Mark Heffernan Trust who donated two defibrillators to the parish.

Lorrha N.S. Summer Tennis Camp.

Lorrha N.S. are running a summer tennis camp from Monday June 27th to Friday July 1st. with Kieran Galvin. All equipment is supplied. There will be daily fun, games and competitions. For details and to book call (090) 9747295.

Church News.

Annual Killaloe Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine – Sunday,3rd July.:    Names to  Gertie O’Meara – 090  – 9747080  or  Betty Houlihan  087 –  6667374.  Please book your seat as soon as possible.
Mass in Lorrha Cemetery on Sunday 3rd July at 10.00 am , (weather permitting). All who have loved ones buried in the graveyard are invited to attend.
Youth 2000  Summer Festival, Cistercian College , Roscrea, from Thursday 7th July – Sunday 10th July 2016.  For young people aged 16 – 35, an opportunity not to be missed to experience the catholic faith & meet many new young people, with over 1200 young people from all corners of Ireland attending last year.  The festival is  donation only. Free buses available from all around Ireland. For more info & to book online, see www.youth2000.ie  or call 01 6753690.

Busy Bodies Summer Camp.

Busy Bodies Summer Camp takes place in Killeen School from 4th July for 3 weeks. Ring Ann for more information at 087 9625218 after 6PM.


Sympathy is extended to Margaret Heenan, Lorrha on the death of her sister Anne Day which occurred last week. After funeral Mass in St. Brendan’s Church Birr on Friday morning last, burial took place in Clonoghill Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Your Village Needs You.

This in National Tidy Towns adjudication month and Lorrha Tidy Towns committee are asking everyone to be extra vigilant for litter around the village and on the approach roads. Members of the committee have been out many long hours planting flowers, painting and cleaning around the village. We ask householders to help brighten up the village by sowing window boxes and hanging baskets, painting, cleaning and weeding where necessary around their houses. The committee also badly needs volunteers to  help so please come along to at least one of our weekly work evenings which take place every Thursday evening from 7.30pm. Please bring a brush, shovel, spade and or weeding implements. All help needed.

Lorrha Camogie

A huge thank you to Michael Naylor, Naylor Car Dismantlers for sponsoring the Lorrha Junior Camogie team a beautiful set of training jerseys and gear bags for all members of the panel. It is greatly appreciated Michael.
Thank you also to Noel Hogan of Urban Sports for his great generosity in sponsoring the team a set of  training sliotars.
Thank you also to the Ferry Inn Bar & Restaurant for providing breakfast for the team following a team training session in Portumna Forest Park last Sunday morning. Fixtures for the upcoming  Junior Munster league will be posted shortly, matches will be played on Sunday mornings and are due to start on the weekend of the 3rd of July. Check out our facebook page and local notes for updates.
Well done to Lorrha girls Emily, Frances, Caoimhe, Emer and Hannah who are members of the Shannon Rovers U14 team who were successful in winning the U14 County Final earlier in the month. Congratulations to the girls on their huge success in Feile reaching the semi-final stages at the weekend also. Excellent work girls!

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Summer Camps-

Wk 1: Jul 4th– 8th, Multi activity camp with Michelle and Paula, €50 per child.    9.30-2.00 daily. Activities: Cooking, Science, Sport, Art, Computing, Construction and much more!

Wk 2: Jul 11th to 15th, Tennis Camp with Helena and Anne Marie Darcy both qualified Tennis Ireland coaches, €40 per child, 10.00-12.00 daily

Wk 3: Jul 18th -22nd, Multi activity camp with Michelle and Paula, €50 per child

Reductions for siblings on all camps

To book any of the camps call 090 9747186  or 087 4478115

Active Week in Redwood-

All classes, parents and teachers walked to school from the GAA grounds as part of ‘Active Week’ last week. We took part in hurling, tennis, yoga, bootcamp and soccer over the week. Many thanks to David Fogarty, D20 Fitness, for doing an invigorating bootcamp session with us. We also had a very informative talk from nutritionist Honor Gerathy. Honor advised the children to make small changes such as drinking more water, changing white to brown eg. bread, rice, pasta and eating as much veg as you like. We got lots of tips and ideas for a healthy eating and simple things to cook and try out at home.

Summer De-Clutter.

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

A Feast of Country Music Coming to Lorrha.

Lorrha GAA club will host a massive Country Music Festival on Sunday July 17th in Motefield with the launch last week drawing huge interest. Music starts at 12pm and continues throughout the day till 7pm and all for just €20. See local press for details. Tickets can be purchased from Supervalu Portumna, County Arms Hotel Birr, Abbey Court Nenagh, Kellys Rathcabbin, Friars Tavern Lorrha, The Ferry Inn Lorrha, Lar na Pairce Thurles and all members of the committee. For details call (087)  967 3124. A concert not to be missed.

Week-End Games.

Commiserations is extended to Brian Hogan and the Tipperary Intermediate hurling team who lost to Limerick on a scoreline of 2.11 to 0.15 and well done to Bonner Maher and John Madden with the seniors who had a narrow win over Limerick in their game. They play Waterford in Thurles on July 10th.

Lorrha GAA Notes:

Junior: The Junior hurlers will play Ballina in a second playoff for a semi-final spot in the Junior ‘B’ League this Friday in Ballina at 7.30pm. If they win they will play Newport in the semi-final in Puckane on Sunday evening at 7.30pm

Feile na nGael: Well done to everyone that was involved in Feile na nGael last weekend. The U14 hurlers won their group with wins over Portaferry, Silvermines and Clooney Gaels before falling to Holycross/Ballycahill in the Cup quarter final. Clooney Gaels were made feel very welcome over the weekend and on Saturday morning got to meet out county players Patrick Maher and Brian Hogan with presentations made while late in the evening there was a function in the Clubhouse.

Under 14: Lorrha Rovers Gaels resume their championship campaign this evening, Wednesday 22nd June with a home game against Ballinahinch/Templederry at 7pm

Under 12: The U12′ play Ballina this Friday in Moatfield at 6.30pm

Tipperary: Well done to Patrick Maher and John Madden on Tipperary’s Munster senior hurling semi-final win over Limerick. Hard luck to Brian Hogan who was goalkeeper in the Intermediates narrow defeat to Limerick.

Munster Football Final Tickets: Anyone interested in tickets for the Munster Final should get their requests into Shane Brophy by this Friday, 24th June.

Lotto: Our jackpot is now €8,400 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 2016: Tickets are on sale for Lorrha CountryFest 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, Tradstone and Brendan Liffey. Tickets (€20) can be purchased from Kevin Molloy (0876738986), Joe Dolan (0879673124), Graham Downes (0879905870), from Kelly’s Village Store Rathcabbin, Friars Tavern Lorrha, SuperValu Portumna, County Arms Hotel Birr, Abbey Court Hotel Nenagh, Lar na bPairce Thurles or online at www.eventbrite.ie.

Social Dancing: on Friday night to the music of Aidan Ryan. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.