Lorrha Notes

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Tipperary footballers served up a massive performance against the well seasoned Mayo in the All-Ireland semi-final on Sunday Aug 21st with the final scoreline 2.13 to 0.14 in favoring Mayo. It’s 14 years since Tipp and Mayo last met in a round 4 Qualifier which Mayo won 0.21 to 1.14 which was held in Ennis. It’s 81 years since Tipp last reached an All-Ireland SFC semi-final. Tipp were beaten by Cavan, the eventual champions, by 1.7 to 0.8 in Croke Park. 13 years earlier , in 1922, was the last time Tipperary contested hurling and football All Ireland semi-finals at senior level in the same year. 

Late Sarah Glynn.

The unexpected death occurred in Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe after a short illness on Tuesday 9th August of Sarah Glynn, Saint Brigid’s Road, Portumna. Nee Gardner, she was born in Redwood, Lorrha, the youngest of two girls, to John and Sarah and attended school locally. Sally went on to work in a shop in Portumna when she finished school and while there she met and married Patrick Glynn who pre-deceased her over twenty years ago. Sally was a hard working woman who farmed along with her husband in Gortnummera for many years before moving to Portumna before Patrick passed away.
She will be sadly missed by all who knew her but in particular by her family. Sympathy is extended to her sons P.J. (Portumna), Hubert (London), daughter Marie (Portumna), granddaughter Perpetual, great-granddaughter Alannah, sister Mary O’Meara (Redwood), nephew Val, (Redwood), relatives and friends on their great loss. After funeral Mass in Saint Brigid’s Church, Portumna on Saturday, August 13th, burial took place in Church Hill Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

LorrhaDorrha Parish Calendar 2017

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 be 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.

Double Celebrations.

Congratulations is extended to former parishioner Garda Edel Bourke, Rathcabbin, who has been promoted to the rank of Sergeant within An Garda Siochana. Edel and her husband Dominic along with their daughters Kathleen and Isobel are celebrating the birth of their son and brother, Dominic, in recent weeks so it will be early in the new year that Edel will take up her new duties in Scariff. Well done Edel and family and extended family members on both occasions in your life.

Car Winner.

Congratulations is extended to Mike Coughlan, Lorrha, who was a recent winner of a Ford Fiesta car in the Portumna Credit Union car draw which was supplied by G.A. Claffey. Well done Mike and we wish you many years of happy motoring.

Good Luck.

We extend the best of luck to Lorrha U12 team and their mentors who play Gortnahoe in the County final on Sunday 28th at 1pm in Holycross. They would love to see you all there supporting them all the way. Good luck to all. This fixture is according to Tipperary GAA Coiste na Nog fixtures list.

Lorrha Camogie:

Lorrha Junior Camogie first round match of the championship is next Sunday 28th August at 9am in Nenagh pitch, against Nenagh. All support for players and management greatly appreciated.

Golf Reminder.

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.

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.

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.

Portumna Heritage Week.

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.

Banagher Horse Fair.

The Annual Banagher Horse Fair 2016 will take place on Sunday 18th September. All are welcome.  Keeping the tradition alive.

GAA News

Junior Hurling: The Junior ‘B’ hurlers secured second place in their group with a 1-19 to 2-13 win over Ballina in Moatfield on Saturday evening. They will play Ballinahinch in the quarter finals this Friday evening in Puckane at 6.45pm.

Under 21: All Under 21 players are asked to attend training with the juniors as the championship will get underway in September.

Minor: Lorrha Rovers Gaels fell to a 2-15 to 0-14 defeat to Borrisokane in Ballinderry last Wednesday. They received a walkover from Ballina this week which brings their campaign to an end as they cannot make the semi-finals.

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers played Silvermines in Dolla last Monday week but lost 4-8 to 1-13. Last Monday in their final group game they defeated Borris-Ileigh 2-23 to 1-10 to win their fourth game out of seven to progress to the quarter finals which will be played on Monday 5th September.
Under 14: Well done to Lorrha Rovers Gaels who qualified for the North ‘B’ Hurling final following a 4-15 to 1-3 win over Burgess in Moatfield last Wednesday. They will play Ballinahinch/Templederry or Borrisokane in the final on Saturday 3rdSeptember.

Under 12: Well done to the U12’s who defeated Lattin-Cullen/Aherlow 1-8 to 0-5 in the County semi-final in Borrisoleigh last Saturday. Best of luck to the team and management when they play Gortnahoe/Glengoole in the County final this Saturday 27th August in Holycross at 1pm.

Tipperary: Hard luck to the Tipperary senior footballers in the All Ireland semi-final against Mayo last Sunday.
All Ireland Hurling Final Tickets: The draw for All Ireland Hurling Final tickets, among fully paid up 2016 members only, will take place in the Clubhouse this Friday night at 9.00pm. No late membership will be accepted.

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 €9900 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 Chris Kilroe. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.