Lorrha Notes

                                 Lorrha Country Fest Thanks.

The chairman of Lorrha GAA Graham Downes and the chairman of the GAA finance committee Joe Dolan, with to thank firstly, the organising committee for all their hard work in putting the Country Fest event together, secondly, the many volunteers on the day,far too numerous to mention, but without them the event would simply not have happened.
Thanks also to everybody who turned out in such great numbers which helped make the day the success that it was.
Finally, a special thanks to the local Gardai who helped in any way they could, Cllr. Joe Hannigan for providing the dance floor, Liffey Mills for supplying the Ticket Office and to the local Council workers for all they did in preparations for the event and to the local landowners for providing parking facilities. Sincere thanks to all and looking forward to seeing you all again at next year’s event.  Graham and Joe.

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A section of the large crowd that attended the first Lorrha Country Fest on Sunday July 17th.

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Singer / Songwriter Pete Kennedy has been nominated for the British male country singer of the year award.

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Tradstone performing at the Lorrha Country Fest on Sunday July 17th.

Church News:

World Youth Day 2016 with Pope Francis;  The biggest gathering of young people in the world will take place in Krakow, Poland, from July 24th to 31st 2016.    You must be 18 years of age to travel on the pilgrimage.  The cost of the pilgrimage is €895.   Further details from Deirdre Convey  065 6834461 or Fr Donagh O’Meara 087 2322140.


The annual Pilgrimage  to  Holycross  Abbey will take place this year on Wednesday,  3rd August. Further information and to book your seat please contact Betty Houlihan on 087- 6667374 as soon as possible.

Milford Care Centre.

This year the Milford Hospice annual Harvest Fair celebrates its 31st anniversary and is scheduled for Sunday14th August at the University of Limerick.  There will be a fun filled programme of activities and entertainment.  Items such as plants, bottles for the bottle stall and homemade cakes along with new items for the Wheel of Fortune will be accepted on the day only.  All other goods, such as toys, fancy goods and books are being accepted at the Hospice from the 2nd August 2016.   For further details, please contact the Fundraising Office on 061 485859.

Date For Your Diary.

Lorrha Parish Golf outing will take place in Portumna Golf Club on 27th August. This year’s Captain is Pascal Moran and the President is Martina Taffe. More details later.

Something To Look Forward To.

“Lorrha People in The Great War” is a new book which is written by a Lorrha native Ger O’Meara and will be published at a later date. No doubt this will be hugely interesting for many parishioners as Ger has researched the contents for a long time and already is drawing interest from the public. Watch this space for further information.

Summer De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the summer collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and maths including bath toilet and shower math’s, soiled or wet clothing. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep two adults employed. Many thanks for your continued support.

A Feast of Country.

Congratulations is extended to the chairman of the fundraising committee Joe Dolan and his committee and to Lorrha GAA club chairman Graham Downes and his committee on the highly successful Country Fest day on Sunday last. The weather was just perfect for the occasion and the crowds responded by turning out in thousands. The music was superb and kept the dance floor flowing over with no one leaving till the final whistle sounded. Well done to all.

GAA News.

Lorrha CountryFest: A massive thank you to everyone who made the first Lorrha CountryFest such a massive success last Sunday. The weather God smiled on us and provided a perfect day from where over 2000 people danced the day away to some great music, headlined by Robert Mizzell and Mike Denver. As well as the acts and those to who attended, the club would particularly like to thank all players and club members who gave up their time in the lead-up to the event, and on the day, to get the venue ready; from ticket sellers, stewards, bar staff, catering staff, and everyone who made the venue ready accessible for the music goers. Also to those who provided food, ice-creams, refreshments etc….and, security team, Order of Malta and the Gardai for their help also. Then when the event was over the site was cleared and tidied quickly with great community spirit in evidence. While primarily a fundraiser for the GAA club, this was a great event for the whole Lorrha community from which we will all benefit from.
Junior Hurling: The Junior ‘B’ hurlers got their championship campaign off to a great start with a 3-25 to 1-8 win, away to Templederry on Saturday evening. Their next game is away to Newport this Saturday, time to be confirmed.
Minor: Lorrha Rovers Gaels began their Minor ‘B’ Championship campaign last Wednesday with a heavy 2-20 to 0-10 defeat by Silvermines. They play Ballinahinch/Templederry in Shallee this evening (Wednesday) at 7.30pm. Next Wednesday, 27th July they are at home to Burgess.
Under 16: Lorrha Rovers lost 2-19 to 2-12 to Roscrea in Ballinderry last Monday week in round 2. They play Toomevara this Friday in Ballinderry at 6.30pm. Next Monday in round 4, they play Kiladangan in Puckane at 6.30pm
Under 14: Lorrha Rovers received a walkover last week from Borris-Ileigh and have ended the group stages unbeaten and through to the semi-finals.
Under 12: Lorrha have now topped their group in the ‘C’ championship and have progressed to the semi-finals which will be played in the coming weeks.
Tipperary: Well done to Brian Hogan and the Tipperary Under 21 hurling team on their Munster semi-final win over Limerick last Thursday.  Best of luck to the senior footballers in their All Ireland Qualifier against Derry next Saturday.
Cul Camp: The 2016 Kellogg’s Cul Camp in Lorrha gets underway next Monday, 25thJuly and continues until Friday 29th July from 10am to 2pm each day. Register online at www.kelloggsculcamp.ie
Lotto: Our jackpot is now €9150 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.

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