Lorrha Notes

The Bride & Groom !

Down Rathcabbin way the neighbours ‘went all out’ for the wedding of a popular young local couple.  Eoin Mannion, son of Ger and Catherine, Rathcabbin and Emma Naylor, daughter of Terry and Bernie, Rathcabbin were married on Saturday May 27th.  Their friends announced the occasion to everyone by erecting this giant ‘Bride & Groom’ at Walshpark, Rathcabbin. Congratulations and many good wishes for the future is extended to Eoin and Emma. 

Active Retirement Marigold Festival.

The Mid Western Region of Active Retirement Ireland are holding their 4th Marigold Festival in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Ennis Road, Limerick, on Wednesday, 7th June 2017.  The Marigold Festival is a celebration of Healthy & Active Ageing in the Mid West Region.  There are a wide range of activities going on throughout the day from speakers, exercises, demonstrations, fashion show, best dressed lady and gent competition, entertainment and lots of exhibition stands.  There will also be a raffle and spot prizes.  It is a day of fun for all ages.  The event is open to the general public as well as Active Retirement members.  All are welcome.  Doors open at 10.00am and the day finishes at approximately 4.30pm.  Admission is free.

Rathcabbin N.S. Fundraiser.

The Rathcabbin Parent’s Association are holding a fundraising 5km walk/cycle and bake sale in Rathcabbin on Sunday 11th June. The walk/cycle will begin after mass at approximately 12.30pm at the National school and continue to Bonoham Cemetery and then return to the school for refreshments and a bake sale!! There are sponsorship cards doing the rounds of the village and we would appreciate any support no matter how small.   All are very welcome to attend and take part on the day in support of the National School.   Many thanks for all your support.

Church News.

First Friday Mass will be celebrated  in Lorrha Church on Friday June 2nd at 8.00p.m. Confessions beforehand. (No morning Mass).

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Thursday from 10.00am to 8.00pm in  Rathcabbin  Church. We invite all parishioners to come and stay a while in the presence of Jesus.

News From Lorrha School.

Congratulations to our Holy Communion class of Bradley, Keiko, Nathan and Oren who received their First Communion on Sunday last in St. Ruadhan’s Church, Lorrha. We wish them well in the future.
Well done to all our pupils who participated in Borrisokane Athletics recently. Congratulations to the 4th class relay team of Katie Heffernan, Emma Kennedy, Katie Kennedy, Ava Young who took home Gold. Emma also went on to take a Gold medal in Javelin, and Gold in the 80m sprint while her brother Conor won Gold in the 80m sprint. Our thanks to the organizer John O’Farrell of Borrisokane.

May Devotions.

The annual May devotions to Our Lady of Clonfert will draw to a close on Wednesday night 31st. with Mass of Thanksgiving at 8.00p.m.

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 but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep one adult employed. Many thanks for your continued support.

Tidy Towns.

Tidy Towns judging commences on June 1st. and a lot of small jobs needs to get done in Lorrha village. Lorrha has a high standard of marks built up through the years and with so many visitors coming to the village, it is important to the village to build on those marks going forward and that the place is looking good. Can you help to do some cleaning, sweeping, painting, planting, weeding etc.?  Adopt a flower bed, remove litter or kerb weeds. Can you contribute just a little time? You don’t have to live in the village or even the approach roads to be involved. Free gloves and black bags are available. Please contact any member of Lorrha Development if you can help.

GAA News.

Senior: Holycross’ sixteen point win over Knockavilla Kickhams last Saturday means Lorrha will face Kickhams in a winner takes all final group game in the championship. A win or a draw for Lorrha would see us progress to the O’Riain Cup quarter finals while the loser of the game will enter the relegation playoffs. Lorrha’s next game is likely to be a home league game against Ballina on 24/25 June.

Junior: The Junior hurlers recorded a 2-20 to 0-16 win over Burgess in Kilcolman last Friday. They will now play Borrisokane in the League semi-final on Friday 9thJune in Moatfield at 7.30pm

Celtic Challenge: Hard luck to Daniel O’Donoghue and the Tipperary North-Mid Under 17 team who were defeated by Galway McDonagh in the Celtic Challenge last Saturday. This Saturday, they play Galway Maroons in Portumna at 7.00pm.

Under 14: Lorrha Rovers Gaels hurlers begin their championship campaign on Wednesday 7th June, away to Borris-Ileigh at 6.30pm

Under 12: The Hurling Championship will begin this Friday 2nd June when Lorrha host Kilruane MacDonaghs in Moatfield at 7.00pm

Under 6: The club would like to thank Colm Kennedy of Tearaways Activity Centre, Clonmona for sponsoring a new set of jersey’s for our under 6 hurlers.

Schools: Congratulations to Rathcabbin NS who won the County Under 11 F Hurling title at the Cumann na mBunscoil County finals in Semple Stadium last Thursday. After defeating Gurtagarry NS in the North final, they defeated Lismackin NS in the semi-final before beating Skeheenarinky NS 4-6 to 3-3 in an exciting final in Thurles.

Hard luck to the schools U13 hurlers who lost 4-6 to 1-6 in the North final against Gurtagarry NS.

Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw: The 2017/2018 Tipperary Draw begins this Friday, 9thJune with 12 monthly draws for a prize fund of €500,000. In 2016/2017, 120 people joined the Draw from the club and we are very grateful for your support. This yielded over €6000 for the club as €50 from every entry into the draw comes back to Lorrha GAA. The draw saw €1200 in prizes coming back to three lucky winners. All existing draw members have been issued with their receipts and forms to rejoin. To those that are interested in joining for the first time, the draw costs €100 per year with excellent prizes. We are looking to increase our membership for the coming year and we would ask you to consider strongly the opportunity of joining the draw. The success of the Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw over the past 30 years has helped provide the facilities and the equipment for all our players to develop their skills and give you, our supporters great enjoyment week in week out. To join, contact any club officer, draw coordinator Margaret Gleeson, promoters, fill out the form on brochures in last weeks local newspapers or do so online at tipperary.gaa.ie

Cul Camp: This years Lorrha Kellogg’s Cul Camp takes place in Moatfield from Monday 24th to Friday 28th July from 10am to 2.30pm each day. Camp is open for 6-13 year olds, to register, go to www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie and find the Lorrha camp in the Tipperary listing. The camp costs €60 for one child, €50 for a second and €40 for a third or more children and they will be provided with full camp kit.

Lotto: Our jackpot is €6450 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: continues on Friday with music from Sam O’Doherty, from 9.30pm til late.