The best of luck to Brian Hogan and the Tipperary senior team who take on Laois in the All Ireland quarter final this coming Sunday July 14th at 4.00pm in Croke Park. 1949 was the last time Tipp played Laois in championship in Croke Park and on that occasion the late Tony Reddin lined out in goals, a game that Tipp won too. 70 years later another club man Brian Hogan, son of Ken and Joan, will man the goals for Tipperary.
The team to face Laois will be
- Brian Hogan (Lorrha-Dorrha) 2. Cathal Barrett (Holycross-Ballycahill) 3. James Barry (Upperchurch-Drombane) 4. Alan Flynn (Kiladangan) 5. Brendan Maher (Borris-Ileigh) 6. Pádraic Maher (Thurles Sarsfields) 7. Ronan Maher (Thurles Sarsfields) 8. Noel McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney) 9. Ger Browne (Knockavilla-Donaskeigh Kickhams) 10. Dan McCormack (Borris-Ileigh) 11. John O’Dwyer (Killenaule) 12. Niall O’Meara (Kilruane MacDonagh’s) 13. Jason Forde (Silvermines) 14. Séamus Callanan (Drom & Inch, captain) 15. John McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney)
- Paul Maher (Moyne-Templetuohy)
17. Michael Breen (Ballina)
18. Robert Byrne (Portroe)
19. Jerome Cahill (Kilruane MacDonagh’s)
20. Willie Connors (Kiladangan)
21. Barry Heffernan (Nenagh Éire Óg)
22. Mark Kehoe (Kilsheelan-Kilcash)
23. Séamus Kennedy (St Mary’s Clonmel)
24. Brian McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney)
25. Jake Morris (Nenagh Éire Óg)
26. Seán O’Brien (Newport)
Fr. Michael Cooney celebrating end of year Mass in Lorrha NS prior to the summer holidays.
Appeal For Missing Animal.
An appeal has been launched by a farmer about the whereabouts of a 2 year old Charolais bullock that went missing from a farm in the Lorrha area. Farmers and the general public are asked to keep in mind that this animal is missing for the last few weeks so may well be in a less visited field on a farm or maybe the animal broke away and has travelled some distance. Anyone who knows of its whereabouts is asked to please call (087) 9393871.
Late Eamonn Sherlock.
The death occurred on Sunday July 7th of Eamonn Sherlock, Portland Lorrha and late of Lords Park, Rathcabbin, after an illness bravely borne.
Eamonn was rredeceased by his parents Joe and Mary, his sisters, Patricia D’Arcy (nee Sherlock) and Bernadette. Sadly missed by his loving and devoted family, his wife Mary, sons John-Paul and David, daughter Mary-Jane, his brothers Joseph, John and Seamus, sisters Gertrude (Boland), Kathleen (Christie), Eileen (Gleeson) and Agnes, nephews, nieces, cousins, grand nieces, grand nephews, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, Nora White and all his extended family and friends to whom sympathy is offered.
After funeral Mass in St. Ruadhan’s Church Lorrha on Tuesday 9th. burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.
Please Note that all details of Mass times, dates and contact numbers are detailed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie under local info and Churches. Vigil Mass in Lorrha Cemetery on Saturday 13th July at 6.30pm and in Rathcabbin Church the following day at 11.30am.
The annual national pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick ‘Reek Sunday’ takes place on Sunday 28 July Mass will be celebrated on the summit of the mountain on the hour with the first Mass at 8:00am and the last Mass at 2:00pm. Confessions will be available on the summit from 7:30am to 2:00pm.
Lough Derg Pilgrimage.
Three day pilgrimage is in operation until August 13thAdvance booking is not necessary. Lough Derg team can help you to co-ordinate public transport or link up with Pilgrimage Organisers in your locality. For further information call Lorraine on (071), 9861518 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date for your Diary.
A double attraction fundraiser will take place on Friday 20th September in Dooly’s Hotel, Birr. Robert Mizzel and the Country Kings in the Ballroom, Dickie Donnelly in Melbas Night Club. Tickets €20 are available from Ann Delahunt Smyth on (087) 9625218. All proceeds to 1. Irish Community Rapid Response Emergency Helicopter, 2. Down Syndrom Offaly, 3. Birr Community First Responders. Why not come along for a great night out and support these great charities/organizations.
The best of luck to Brian Hogan and the Tipperary senior team who take on Laois in the All Ireland quarter final this coming Sunday July 14th at 4.00pm in Croke Park. 1949 was the last time Tipp played Laois in championship in Croke Park and on that occasion the late Tony Reddin lined out in goals, a game that Tipp won too.
Well done to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary Intermediate team who beat Laois in the All Ireland championship game on Saturday last. The girls are not out again till Saturday 20th when they host Carlow in The Ragg camogie pitch and we wish Clodagh and the girls the best of luck and hope they continue to top the group.
When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the new 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 mats including bath toilet and shower mats 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. Many thanks for your continued support.
There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €3,450. Numbers drawn were: 5-18-21-22.
No Match 3.
Lucky Dips: Mary O’Meara, Dennis Slevin, Michael Brennan, Ross Walsh.
Promoters: Darina Kelly, Pat Hough, Mulrooney’s Gala.
Next Mondays jackpot is €3,600 with a Match 3 pot of €120 so make sure you are in the draw. Thank you for your continued support.
Senior Hurling: Lorrha will meet Clonakenny in the County League Division 2 final on Sunday 21st July in Borrisokane at 12.00pm.
Junior Hurling: Our junior hurlers were held to a 0-16 to 1-13 draw by Toomevara last Saturday in round 4 of the North Junior ‘B’ Championship last Saturday evening. Having played almost all the game with fourteen men, it was a good result in the circumstances.
Lorrha’s final group game is away to Shannon Rovers this Saturday at 7.30pm where we need a win to guarantee a place in the quarter finals.
Minor Hurling: Lorrha will begin the North Minor ‘B’ Hurling Championship away to Borris-Ileigh in Borrisoleigh on Monday 15th July at 7.30pm
Under 16: Lorrha Rovers Gaels were due to begin their North Under 16 ‘B’ Hurling Championship on Monday last against Borris-Ileigh but was postponed as a mark of respect to the late Eamonn Sherlock. Next Wednesday, 17th July they play Kilruane MacDonaghs in Moatfield at 7.00pm.
Under 14: The under 14’s hurlers next game is away to Moneygall/Clonakenny on Thursday 11th July at 7.00pm while they face Silvermines in a rearranged game on Saturday in Moatfield at 7.30pm.
Under 12: The under 12’s hurlers were away to Shannon Rovers Gaels in Ballinderry on Tuesday last in their final group game with no result at the time of going to press.
Tipperary: Best of luck to Brian Hogan, Patrick Maher and the Tipperary senior hurlers in the All Ireland quarter final against Laois on Sunday.
Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw: Congratulations to Michael Kennedy, Newtown, who won a third share of the €4,000 lotto jackpot in the July Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw which was held last Friday. Our second winner of this years draw. Best of luck to all in August. All promoters are asked to bring their accounts up to date.
Cul Camp: Lorrha Cul Camp takes place from Monday 22nd to Friday 26th July. Register online at: https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie. Closing date for registration is Thursday 18th July to ensure all gear is there for the kids on the first morning.
Lotto: The jackpot is at €3,600 with a Match 3 pot of €120. You can play online at www.clubforce.com
Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday, 12th July with Andy Feerey. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.
Sympathy: The untimely passing of Eamonn Sherlock last Sunday morning has been greeted by great sadness throughout the parish where he played a huge role both on and off the field.
On the field, he won North senior hurling medals in 1984 and 1989. He was a fearless defender who out marked some of the best forwards in opposition teams at his peak when hurling in North Tipperary was as good as there was in the country.
A natural hurler, he was also a noted taker of long range frees. Always tenacious, he always played the game as it was to be played, in the right spirit.
Off the field, he was a hugely respected coach and selector at juvenile and adult level, always hugely encouraging to every player he worked with. At every training session, whether the numbers there were large or few, he always brought boundless enthusiasm because he loved passing on the skills to others.
It was great to hear at senior training on Sunday morning as news filtered through of his death, the number of players who spoke glowingly of Eamonn, particularly the under 21’s who won the North title in 2017, many of whom started out with Eamonn at under 14 when numbers were tight and wins were scarce but seven years later they were winners, that never say die spirit that Eamonn always espoused. He will be greatly missed.
To his wife his wife Mary, sons John-Paul and David, daughter Mary-Jane, his brothers Joseph, John and Seamus, sisters Gertrude (Boland), Kathleen (Christie), Eileen (Gleeson) and Agnes, nephews, nieces, cousins, grand nieces, grand nephews, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, Nora White and all his extended family and friends, we extend our sympathies to a great man of Lorrha.
He was accorded a Guard of Honour by the club when his funeral arrived at St. Ruadhan’s Church, Lorrha last Monday evening with his funeral mass on Tuesday, followed by burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.