Lorrha Notes

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William has set the tone…….can others follow???? We will know on Sunday evening…

Congratulations is extended to fourteen year old William Holmes, son of Marie and John, Rathcabbin, who was crowned All-Ireland Mouth Organ champion in the twelve to fifteen age group, at the recent Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann which took place in Ennis. A member of the Roscrea Comhaltas group, music comes naturally to William who also plays the fiddle and he featured on the TG4 screening of the Fleadh.
William is pictured here holding his All-Ireland trophy and his gold medal.

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Sean O’Meara with his granddaughter getting ready for Sunday’s All-Ireland

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Up Tipp…………

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St. Kieran’s Care Home, Rathcabbin, getting ready for the All Ireland

A pre – match get together ‘The Calm before the Storm’ will take place in McCormack’s pub in Abbeyville on Friday night 2nd from 9pm. A night of traditional music & song with a special parish guest & All-Ireland champion. Kathleen & Louis look forward to seeing you all there.

All-Ireland Champion.

Congratulations is extended to William Holmes, Rathcabbin who won the All-Ireland Mouth Organ competition in the recent Fleadh Ceoil which was held in Ennis. A young musician to watch out for in the future. Well done William.

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.


We extend commiserations to Lorrha U12 team and their mentors who lost their bid for County honours to Gortnahoe in the County final on Sunday last in Holycross. Hard luck.

Good Luck.

We extend the best of luck to Lorrha Rovers U14 team and mentors when they take on Ballinahinch/Templederry in the u14 North Final on Saturday coming. See fixtures for time and venue.

Church News:

Adoration of the Blessed sacrament continues every Thursday from 10am to 10pm in Rathcabbin Church. All are invited to attend. Mass will be celebrated in Lorrha Church at 9.30am on Friday coming the 2nd of September for the First Friday.

Good Luck.

The best of luck is extended to Patrick “Bonner” Maher, Brian Hogan and selector John Madden and the Tipperary senior team when they take on Kilkenny in the All – Ireland final on Sunday. We also wish the Minor team the best of luck in their final against Limerick.

Lorrha Camogie:

Lorrha Junior Camogie first round match of the championship was cancelled by their opponents Nenagh who couldn’t field a team. Lorrha are down to play Moyle Rovers on Friday evening coming but no confirmation of the fixture has been received at time of going to print. Their third game is fixed for Friday 9th Sept against Ballina on home ground.

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.

Banagher Horse Fair.

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

All-Ireland Hurling Final Preview

Tipperary and Kilkenny experts and fans will go head-to-head when Irish TV broadcast a special two-hour live All-Ireland Hurling Final preview show on Thursday (Sept 1) from 8-10pm. from The Horse & Jockey Hotel.

Dream For Liam will feature expert analysis from GAA pundits including former Tipp stars John Leahy, James Woodlock and Michael Cleary.

They will be joined by former manager Michael Doyle, camogie star Maeve Stokes, Tipp kit man John Hotpoint Hayes and the recently-crowned Pride of Tipperary Hazel Heffernan.

Four-time All-Ireland winner John Power leads the Kilkenny contingent, which includes former players Richie Power, Michael Walsh and Murty Fogarty and Sky TV pundit JJ Delaney.

Also representing the Cats will be kit man Denis Rackard Coady (with the Liam McCarthy Cup), and Kilkenny Rose Sarah Kearns.

Ireland’s first international TV channel will broadcast the show live from the Horse and Jockey Hotel in Thurles on Sky 191, Freesat 400, eVision 191, all free-to-air boxes and online at www.irishtv.com.

The show will be presented by Brendan Hennessy and Tipperary Rose Fiona O’Sullivan will also include some great music from both Tipperary and Kilkenny including the The Two Johnnies, Pete Fagin and Kayla.

The pundits will look at the key battles in the big match and the strengths and weaknesses of both panels, with plenty of participation from the audience.

The show will also look at the close links and fierce rivalry between Tipperary and Kilkenny ahead of one of the most eagerly awaited All-Ireland hurling finals in years.

Audience tickets are now available from Irish TV on 098 56582 or from the venue.


Inland Fisheries Ireland announces agreement with Angling Federations on trout production

The Board of Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) met on Thursday Aug 25th with a joint delegation from the National Anglers Representative Association and Trout Anglers Federation of Ireland to discuss IFI’s proposal to exit the production of trout for the re-stocking of angling lakes. As a result of these discussions the Board of IFI has agreed to defer its proposal indefinitely. However, in the discussions the parties recognised that there are significant economic, environmental and biological issues surrounding the current production facilities which IFI needs to resolve. Inland Fisheries Ireland is committed to developing and seeking funding for a comprehensive strategy to meet current and future trout production needs, contingent on obtaining the significant investment required. The parties to the discussions agreed to continue to work closely together to deliver this strategy.

The Board of IFI wishes to acknowledge and thank all those who have made submissions to the public consultation on IFI’s exiting from freshwater trout production. This consultation process is now closed.


GAA News

Junior Hurling: The Junior ‘B’ hurlers progressed past Ballinahinch on a 1-24 to 0-5 scoreline in the North Championship quarter final in Puckane last Friday evening. They will play Portroe in the semi-final on Saturday 10th September.

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

Minor: Lorrha Rovers Gaels received a walkover from Ballina last week which brings their campaign to an end as they cannot make the semi-finals. Thanks to the players and mentors for their work this season.

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers defeated Borris-Ileigh 2-23 to 1-10 to win their fourth game out of seven to progress to the quarter finals where they win play Silvermines in Ballinderry on Tuesday 6th September at 6.30pm

Under 14: Well done to Lorrha Rovers Gaels who qualified for the North ‘B’ Hurling final and will play Ballinahinch/Templederry in the final in Dolla on Saturday 3rdSeptember at 12 noon.

Under 12: Hard luck to the U12’s who lost 3-8 to 1-7 to Gortnahoe/Glengoole in the County final last Sunday in Holycross. Despite falling short, the team has enjoyed Great success this season winning two North titles and can look forward to the higher grades with confidence. Well done to their mentors Denis Duffy, Caroline O’Brien, Michael O’Meara and John Moylan for their work with the team.

Tipperary: Best of luck to Patrick Maher, Brian Hogan, John Madden and both the Tipperary senior and minor hurling teams in Sunday’s All Ireland Finals. Let’s see plenty of blue and gold up throughout the parish to get behind the team.

Lotto: Our jackpot is now €10,050 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 Footloose. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.