Lorrha Notes

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Congratulations to Lorrha U12 team who had a comprehensive victory over Ballinahinch in the C final on Saturday last with mentors John Moylan, Denis Duffy and Caroline O’Meara. Well done all.IMG_9720 (2)

Lorrha’s Patrick Bonner Maher shakes off the challenge of Galway’s Daithi Burke in the All-Ireland semi final. Bonner had a massive game serving up a man of the match performance.

Recent Weddings.

Congratulations is extended to Deirdre Dermody (Lorrha) and Mark Harding (Terryglass) who were married recently in Ashley Park House. We also send congratulations to Eamon Maher (Rathcabbin) and Sinead Ryan (Lorrha) who were married recently. We wish both couples the best of luck in the future.

Researching Carroll Family.

Paula Reid would like to get in touch with members of the Carroll family from Annagh, Lorrha. Paula has already done quite a bit of research on this family but would like to connect with others interested/connected to this Carroll family. Can you help her? She can be contacted by email at paulatgreid@gmail.com or by phone on Phone no 00353 (0)872671313. This request can also be viewed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie under guestbook.

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Anyone interested in advertising their business or who may have photographs, old or not so old, or poems relating to the Lorrha parish, that may used in the 2017 Lorrha Parish calendar please contact (086) 8647166 or (086) 8493595 or email: info@ All hard back copies of photographs will be returned.

Lorrha Camogie:

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.


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.

Well Done

Well done to Patrick Maher, Brian Hogan and John Madden and the Tipperary senior hurling team on their All-Ireland semi-final win over Galway setting up a date with Kilkenny in the final on Sept 4th.

Club Success.

Congratulations to the Lorrha U10 team, the winners of the Hubie Hogan Perpetual Cup overcoming Toomevara, Na Fiannna (Enfield) and Tommy Larkins (Woodford) and also the U12 team who had a comprehensive victory over Ballinahinch in the C final on Saturday last. Well done to all.

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 children 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. Tickets now on sale!

Tickets for Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill (Sept 17th), Maria Doyle Kennedy (Sept 16th) and The Far Flung Trio (Sept 18th) can now be purchased online at www.shorelinesartsfestival.com or in the following outlets in Portumna: Hayes & Hayes totalhealth PharmacyPalmerston Stores, Garry KennyLadies Day Boutique,The Beehive PizzeriaThe 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 received a walkover from Moneygall in the third round last Saturday. Lorrha play Ballina this Saturday at 7pm in Moatfield in our final group game. Both teams are through to the quarter finals but the result will determine who finishes second and third and who plays Silvermines or Ballinahinch in the quarter finals.

Minor: Lorrha Rovers Gaels went down to a narrow 0-21 to 1-17 defeat to Portroe in Portroe last Wednesday. This evening (Wednesday) they host Borrisokane in Ballinderry at 7pm needing a win to stay in the hunt for the semi-finals.

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers played Kilruane MacDonaghs in round 5 last Monday week and lost 2-8 to 0-10. Last Monday in their penultimate game, they took on Silvermines in Dolla but lost 4-8 to 1-13. Next Monday, 22nd August in their final group game we play Borris-Ileigh in Ballinderry at 6.30pm.
Under 14: Lorrha Rovers Gaels had a comprehensive win over Newport in the North ‘B’ quarter final in Moatfield last Wednesday. This evening (Wednesday) at 7pm, they play Burgess in the semi-final in Moatfield. All support would be appreciated.
Under 12: Congratulations to the Under 12 hurlers and management of Denis Duffy, Caroline O’Brien, John Moylan and Michael O’Meara on guiding the team to the North ‘C’ title in Portroe on Saturday. We wish them the best in the County semi-final against West champions Lattin-Cullen/Aherlow in Borrisoleigh this Saturday 20thAugust at 1.30pm

Tipperary: Congratulations to Patrick Maher, Brian Hogan, John Madden and both the Tipperary senior and minor hurling teams on their All Ireland semi-final wins against Galway on Sunday. Best of luck to the Tipperary senior footballers in the All Ireland semi-final against Mayo this Sunday.
All Ireland Football Semi-Final Tickets: can still be bought online or through Centra and SuperValu stores. The club does not have any more tickets for the game.

All Ireland Hurling Final Tickets: It is hoped to have the draw for All Ireland Final tickets late next week to get them into circulation as early as possible to allow those that aren’t successful in the draw to get searching. Tickets will be drawn among fully paid up 2016 members only.

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 €9750 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 Declan Aungier. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am