Lorrha Notes

Liffey Mills recently held a “Sustainable Tillage in a Low Carbon Future” customer conference in Moneygall with special gust speakers. One of those guest speakers was Andy Doyle Tillage editor with the Farmers Journal on left of photograph. 

Retirement Function Reminder.
In recognition of Martins years of service as a post man in our parish, a celebration night will take place in Rathcabbin Hall on Friday 25th October, starting with Mass at 7.30pm. followed by a presentation to Martin. Refreshments will be served. We look forward to your presence on the night to show your appreciation to Martin.

Church News.

Vigil Mass in Redwood Castle on Saturday Oct. 26th at 6.30pm and in Rathcabbin Church the following day at 11.30am.
Feast of All Saints, also First Friday, Nov 1st, Mass in Rathcabbin Church at 7.30pm.
Feast of All Souls Saturday Nov 2nd, Mass in Redwood Church at 6.30pm
Diocese of Killaloe Workshop for Lay Leaders of Liturgy, Saturday, November 2nd
at St Flannan’s College, Ennis or Saturday, November 23rd Mt St Joseph’s Abbey, Roscrea. Time: 10 – 3pm. Light lunch provided. Presenter: Fr Liam Tracey SM Professor of Liturgy, Maynooth. This workshop will be very helpful to those leading liturgy in their parish communities. To apply: Contact Jean Gaynor at pastoraldevelopment@killaloediocese.ie

Booking Essential.
The Healing Gaze of Christ Saturday 26th October in the Pastoral Centre, Nenagh from 2.00 -5.00pm. Presenter will be Fr. Patsy Kelly MSC. Cost €10. Booking essential from Srs. Patricia Greene/Rita Corry@ 067 32830.


Sympathy is extended to Kathleen and David Dunne and extended family members (Portland) on the unexpected death of their granddaughter Linda Blake, Loughrea which occurred on Tuesday 15th last. After funeral Mass in St. Brendan’s Cathedral, on Sunday last, burial took place in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Loughrea. May she rest in peace.

North Tipp Ploughing

Chairman of the North Tipp Ploughing Ray Clancy expressed his thanks at the last meeting, to all the members who participated and helped at the ploughing championships held in Carlow. He also thanked all who attended the fund raising poker classic held recently. The organizers,the hosts Hannigans, Kilbarron and the prize winners, Joe Slattery 1st, Andrew Hogan 2nd Willie Jones 3rd. Well done to all.
The Annual General Meeting will take place in The Yanks, Borrisokane on Wednesday night November 6th at 9.00pm. Looking forward to welcoming all existing members and new members welcome.

Good Luck.

Best of luck to Lorrha Jnr B Camogie team and management of Ken Hogan, Aidan McIntyre, Martin Young, in the final against Fethard on October 26th in The Ragg camogie grounds. Please note that the time is changed to 12 noon.

Rathcabbin Hall Notes:

Progressive 25 Cards
Winners on 12 games was Martin & Trevor. 2nd prize on 11 games was Gaybo & Dale. Cards returns on Friday 1st November at 8.30pm

Bootcamp Fitness Classes by Ignite Fitness every Monday, 7.30pm – 8.30pm in Rathcabbin Hall. €5 Pay as you go.

Retirement function for Martin Kennedy on Friday 25th October, starting with Mass at 7.30pm.

Yoga Classes starting in Rathcabbin Hall on Thursday 7th November for 6 weeks. 7-8pm. Contact Kristina Gill for details 0858566541

Kids Halloween Fancy Dress Disco. Under 12’s. Thursday 31st October. 6pm-7.30pm. Music by DJ Ray. Children must be accompanied by a adult throughout the disco. €2 entry per child.

A Gardening Night.

Aglish Sociable Ladies presents a gardening night with Treasa from Arrabawn, on Wednesday night October 23rd at 8.00pm in Aglish Hall. Adm: Members €5, non members €10.00. All welcome.

Date for your Diary.

Everyone is invited to St. Kieran’s Care Home, Rathcabbin for Monday 28th October for their annual Halloween Party with music and song from 3 – 6pm. They will be holding their annual memorial Mass on Monday November 4th at 2.00pm and to wind down the year, their Christmas party with Mass on Friday 20th Dec. at 2.00pm. All are invited to join with the staff and residents at the above events.

Council Survey

The survey below is on the Council website and can be completed by anyone interested. The preparation work for the Corporate Plan 2020-2024 is underway and Tipperary County Council is seeking your help in identifying the challenges and objectives the Council should prioritise over the coming 5 years.
The Corporate Plan will set out the Council’s vision for the next 5 years in key areas, such as Economic Development & Tourism, Community Development, Climate Change & Sustainable Development, Housing, Social Inclusion and Infrastructure. Let us know what you think we should prioritise and what core values we should hold as we work with you to improve Tipperary’s economic, social and cultural profile over the next 5 years.
The closing date for responses is Friday 1st November 2019. The survey should take less than 5 minutes and can be accessed by clicking here – Corporate Plan Survey

Open Evening.

Portumna Community School open evening for incoming First Year students in September 2020 is scheduled for Thursday October 24th. Registration from 6.30pm followed by the Principals address at 7.15pm All are welcome.

Date for Your Diary.

Banagher College are hosting a Climate change 2020 plus mini conference on 15thovember from 7 to 9.00pm with guest speaker Duncan Stewart of Eco Eye. Also attending will be Alastair McKinstry Climate Scientist, An Taisce, Green Offaly, representatives from local industry and Green School students. Admission is free and all are welcome. Enquiries to 05791 51323 or bhassett@bccns.ie.

GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €3,750. The numbers drawn on 21 October were: 7-8-13-15. 3 Match 3’s share €100: Bridget Madden, Ann Power, Padraig & Pamela Madden. Promoters: Pat Hough, Mark Kennedy, Thomas P Cahalan. Next Monday’s draw will be for a jackpot of €3,900 with €100 Match 3 pot so make sure you are in the draw. Thank you for your continued support.
Junior Football: Well done to the junior footballers who defeated Moyne-Templetuohy 5-10 to 4-4 in the County Junior ‘B’ Football Championship quarter final in Moneygall on Sunday. Michael Dolan was outstanding in the win as were Niall McIntyre and Ciaran Haugh as Lorrha progress to a semi-final, likely on 2 November. Draw will be made next weekend following the playing of the remaining quarter finals.
Under 21 Hurling: The under 21 hurling championship will commence on the October Bank Holiday weekend with Lorrha Rovers Gaels drawn to meet Silvermines in the first round.
Offaly: The club had two notable successes in Offaly hurling finals last weekend as Ken Hogan trained St Rynagh’s to the senior title while David Needham managed Clare to intermediate success. Well done to both and best wishes in the Leinster Championship.
Camogie: Best of luck to the Lorrha camogie team in the County Junior ‘B’ Championship Final against St Rita’s Fethard on Saturday 26th October at the Camogie Grounds, The Ragg at 12 noon.
Schools: Hard luck to Redwood NS who were defeated in the North Cumann na mBunscoil Football final by Kyle Park last week.
Lotto: The jackpot is at €3,900 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.clubforce.com
Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday, 25th October with Mary Prendergast. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.
Sympathy: Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the Dunne family on the death of Linda Blake, Loughrea, who passed away last week.
The club also sympathise with the Ryan family on the death of Jim ‘Fenor’ Ryan in London last week. A native of Gortnahoe, Jim won a North Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship with Lorrha in 1966 during a spell working in the area. He also won an All Ireland Minor Hurling medal with Tipperary in 1959. May they rest in peace.