Lorrha Notes

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Congratulations to the Lorrha U10 team, the winners of the Hubie Hogan Perpetual Cup overcoming Toomevara, Na Fiannna (Enfield) and Tommy Larkins (Woodford), special thanks to Ken and the Hogan family for presenting the cup for the competition. 

Foraging Course Final Reminder.

There will be a wild food foraging course held in and around Lorrha village on the 17th-19th August. The course, presented by foraging expert Mary Bulfin will cover plant identification, uses, heritage and culinary preparation. People are welcome to join for all or any of the 3 days. This course is free but places are limited, so booking is advisable by text to 0876185461

Recent Weddings.

Congratulations is extended to Elaine Hough and Noel Hogan, Rathcabbin who were married recently in Nenagh and to Padraig O’Donovan Lorrha, and Aimee Milne Crinkill who were also married recently. We wish both couples all the best for the future.

Lotto Win.

Congratulations is extended to Kathleen Duffy Rathcabbin who along with over 30 members of staff and former colleagues in Banagher’s Colaiste Na Sionna picked up €65,861 from the National Lottery last week. When divided out, each one will receive €1,881 as a result of the win. Well done Kathleen and to all your colleagues.

Lorrha Camogie:

Well done to the Lorrha U16 girls Hazel Reddin, Michelle Mannion, Clodagh McIntyre, Courtney Houlihan, Hannah O’Meara, Emily Needham and Mary Houlihan who won the County Final in the Ragg last Saturday evening with the Shannon Rovers camogie team against Toomevara on a scoreline of 4-07 to 2-06. Congratulations to the management and panel on their fantastic success. Well done also to Hazel Reddin on captaining the team. Junior Camogie: Group 1 for championship matches include; Lorrha, Nenagh, Moyle Rovers and Ballina. Our first group match is against Nenagh in Nenagh on the weekend of 27th/28th Aug. Updates on time and date will be posted on our facebook page and local notes.

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.

New Book Published on Lorrha Man Martin O’Meara V.C.

I am pleased to advise that my biography of Martin O’Meara VC, Australia’s only Irish-born Victoria Cross recipient of the First World War, has now been published and is available to purchase. An enlistee from Collie, Martin is also notable as the second Western Australian to get a VC during the War, the first Western Australian to get a VC on the Western Front, and the first 16th Battalion soldier to get a VC during the war. Sadly, Martin is also remembered for his severe mental breakdown shortly after returning to Australia in November 1918. He spent the rest of his life in mental hospitals and is buried at Karrakatta here in Perth.
The book can be purchased through several channels.
If you’re in Perth email me (ianloftus@gmail.com) or call me 0417 674 974 and we can organise something. It’s also available at the Army Museum of Western Australia’s bookshop at Fremantle. If you’re overseas or not in Perth, it can be ordered via my print-on-demand supplier via the following link:
If you’re after multiple copies feel free to contact me and we can negotiate a bulk order discount.
In closing, exactly one hundred years ago Martin O’Meara’s 16th Battalion moved from a training camp near the French village of Warloy to positions near the town of Albert ready to move forward to front line positions. Next week marks the centenary of the 16th Battalion’s actions near the village Pozieres that saw Martin awarded the VC. Take time over the coming week to reflect on the sacrifices made by Martin’s fellow servicemen from Western Australia and South Australia near Pozieres.

Lorrha Man is New Macra CEO

Congratulations is extended to Lorrha resident Denis Duggan who has been appointed CEO of the rural youth organization Macra na Feirme. A native of Burgess and later Borrisokane, Denis and his family have resided in Abbeyville, Lorrha for a number of years. He will take up his Chief Executive position with Macra on October 3rd and we wish him every success. Well done Denis.

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. A time sheet is in operation from 9am to 12.45. To book your place please call the Captain at (087) 2245040 or at (086) 0477404 or call Tony at (087) 6219639.

Good Luck

The best of luck is extended to Patrick Maher, Brian Hogan and John Madden and the Tipperary senior hurling team when they take on Galway in Croke Park on Sunday August 14th.

Autumn De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the autumn 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.

Portumna Heritage Week.

As part of Heritage Week (20th-28th), join the MineVention team at Portumna Workhouse – help build a replica of the workhouse in a “Build Battle” challenge, while learning tips with Minecraft; included is a meet-up with SnakeDoctor & Solidarity Gaming, a tour of the Workhouse, a quiz, a free-building / Lego room plus games on X-Boxes. Cost is €10. Suitable for children from 5 years of age. To book your place now, ring 090-9759200.

The Dirt Diggers for Kids on Saturday, 27th August, 12.30 – 2.30 pm

Get down and dirty on a Fun Archaeology Dig for childen aged 6 to 12. Please wear old clothes! Admission is €2 and booking is required as spaces are limited. Please phone 090-9759200 to book yours!

Portumna’s Shorelines Arts Festival, 15th-18th September – Tickets for Headline Events now on sale!

Tickets for the headline events, Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill (Sept 17th), Maria Doyle Kennedy (Sept 16th) and The Far Flung Trio (Sept 18th) at Shorelines Arts Festival can now be purchased online at www.shorelinesartsfestival.com or in the following outlets in Portumna: Hayes & Hayes totalhealth Pharmacy, Palmerston Stores, Garry Kenny, Ladies Day Boutique, The Beehive Pizzeria, The Cottage Store Antiques.

We would advise advance booking to avoid disappointment as venues have a strict capacity limit. Tickets for other events will become available for purchase once the full 2016 programme is announced.

GAA News

Junior Hurling: Lorrha’s next game is away to Moneygall next Saturday at 7pm where a win will guarantee a place in the quarter finals.

Minor: The minors got their first win of the championship against Ballinahinch/Templederry in Shallee last Friday evening, 4-19 to 3-11. Their next game is away to Portroe this evening (Wednesday) at 7.00pm
Under 16: Lorrha Rovers played Kilruane MacDonaghs in round 5 last Monday and lost 2-8 to 0-10. Next Monday in their penultimate game, they take on Silvermines in Dolla at 6.30pm

Under 14: Lorrha Rovers ended the group stages of the North ‘B’ championship unbeaten and through to the quarter finals where they face Newport this evening (Wednesday) in Moatfield at 7.00pm

Under 12: Best of luck to the Lorrha U12’s who face Ballinahinch in the North ‘C’ final in Portroe this Saturday, 13th August at 12 noon.

Under 10: Congratulations to the U10’s, winners of the Hubie Hogan Perpetual Cup overcoming Toomevara, Na Fiannna (Enfield) and Tommy Larkins (Woodford) at a recent tournament in Moatfield. Special thanks to Ken and the Hogan family for presenting the cup.

Tipperary: Best of luck to Patrick Maher, Brian Hogan, John Madden and both the Tipperary senior and minor hurling teams in the All Ireland semi-finals against Galway on Sunday.

All Ireland Semi-Final Tickets: Orders for tickets to the All Ireland Football semi-final on Sunday 21st August must be with Shane Brophy (0876989612) by Thursday night, 11th August. Stand – €40; Family – €40+€5 (Cusack & Davin Stand Only); Terrace – €25; Club Pass – €10 (Davin Stand only, minimum order of 15 required for the club to access them).


There is as special package to attend both the Senior Hurling and Football semi-finals and this can still be accessed online (www.tickets.ie) or through Centra or SuperValu as the hurling semi-final ticket deadline for the club has passed.

Tipperary Clubs Draw: The club had no winner in the July draw which took place last Friday night.

Lorrha Parish Golf Outing: takes place at Portumna Golf Club on Saturday 27thAugust with tee-times available from 9am to 12.45pm. This years captain in Pascal Moran and the President is Martina Taaffe. Timesheet is in operation from Pascal 0872245040, 0860477404 or Tony 0876219639

Lotto: Our jackpot is now €9600 with a Match 3 pot of €120. 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 Glenn Flynn. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.