Lorrha featured on the 7 News in Perth recently when the TV station featured an Exclusive piece on the visit of the Martin O’Meara VC to Lorrha on August 13th last. HE Gary Gray was featured unveiling the Martin O’Meara plaque and holding the VC. The news story also covered the return of the VC to the Army Museum there. Captain Stephen Muir, who accompanied the VC to Lorrha, was interviewed and spoke of the amendment that was made by the Government to allow the VC visit Ireland. Ian Loftus who wrote a book about Martin, was also interviewed as was retired Major Henry Fijolek who along with Neil Dailey brought Martin’s VC to Ireland back in July 2019. It was great to see Lorrha and Martin’s story feature on this news station.
It was sad to see the bunting come down last week in the Village but all good things must come to an end. The Lorrha Martin O’Meara committee wish to offer thanks to all the volunteers who helped out once again on the evening.
Hard luck to our U12 girls in the U12 Cup Final last week. Despite a great display of hurling they came away without the spoils . They have provided great entertainment throughout the summer with a number of girls also playing with older teams. They should all be very proud of their achievements and their can do attitude make them a great prospect for the future of Lorrha camogie. The U13 League will commence this week. More details to follow.
Our U15s went down to a strong Templemore team in Clonmore on Sunday morning in the Quarter final knockout. A number of injured players made the task more difficult . They had put in excellent performances against Cashel and Kilruane that will stand to them for the future and we look forward to next seasons camogie. Best wishes to Lily Sherlock, Clodagh Kennedy, Julie Burke, Merial Tooher and Grace Broderick as they recover from injuries.
Our second Junior A championship game took place in Ballylooby v Brain Borus , which ended in a defeat. A special thanks to girls who made a huge efforts to be there. Our next match is v Kildangan on Saturday 10th September at 6 pm in Puckane. The draw for the EuroMillions promoters prize will take place Monday 12th September.
Leaving Cert Results.
Congratulations to all the young people of the parish who received their Leaving Cert Results this week. We wish them every blessing as they embark on the next stage of their lives.
North Tipp Ploughing Meeting.
A meeting of the North Tipp Ploughing committee will take place in The Yanks, Borrisokane on Wednesday night the 7th at 8.30pm. All members are requested to attend.
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland announces that the Alzheimer’s Memory Walk 2022 is taking place nationwide on Sun, 18th Sept. A family-friendly event suitable for all ages& abilities. We hope that 3,000 walkers across Ireland will help us raise €250,000 for vital services to support people with dementia & their family carers across Ireland. Please visit email@example.com to register for your fundraising pack today.
Hospice Coffee Mornings Are Back.
To Register to host a coffee morning on Thursday, September 22nd, or on a date that suits you, go to www.hospicecoffeemorning. ie or Callsave 0818 995 996. Hosts are provided with a free Coffee Morning Pack containing Bewley’s coffee, posters and invitations. This year sees the 30th Anniversary of the Hospice Fundraising Coffee Mornings.
Communities right across North Tipperary are urged to simply gather a group on Thursday, September 22nd, and do coffee your way, to help raise much needed funds to support the work of North Tipperary Hospice Movement.
Well done to the Lorrha Intermediate team who recorded another victory in the championship played in Dolla On Sunday last. Final score Lorrha 2.18 Boherlahan – Dualla 1.18. The lads are now through to the quarter final. Pictured here is Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher who was heavily marked throughout the game. Pic: Rose Mannion.
Commiserations to the Junior ‘B’ team and management who lost to Portroe in the North final on Sunday last. In a game that went to extra time, Portroe pulled away to win 0.17, Lorrha 0.13. The lads gave it everything in a very exciting and often heart stopping game and the final ten minutes of extra time was just heartbreaking for the team who worked so hard. However, they are going in the right direction and have the county to look forward to so all is not lost.
Lorrha Development Association (Heritage sub-committee.
Following such a tremendous event ‘Honouring Imogen Stuart’ we would like to acknowledge our indebtedness to the many individuals and groups that made her visit such an outstanding success. Special thanks to Fr. Tom for his all- round support during the weeks of preparation leading up to the visit. Thanks too to all the volunteers who worked so diligently to have the village, the Community Hall and the church grounds looking so well for the occasion, the stewards, the traffic controllers, the people who came from far and near to attend the event and experience being in the presence of two amazingly gifted sculptors whose work we are so fortunate to have in our church and the volunteers who helped with the much appreciated hospitality experienced in the hall as a follow up to the church-based event. All of this was noticed and acknowledged by our special guests and by many of the visitors to our village on a beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon. A truly community experience which benefits us all.
First Friday Mass will be celebrated in Lorrha Church on Friday 5th August at 8pm.
Mass times in our parish are as follows. Monday Mornings at 9.30am in Lorrha Church (except Bank Holidays). Every Saturday evening at 6.30pm in Lorrha Church. Every Sunday morning at 11.30am in Rathcabbin Church.
Church Bookings: Can anyone wishing to book anniversary masses, christenings, weddings etc, please contact the church sacristans, Agnes Slevin in Lorrha, and Mary Cleary in Rathcabbin.
Lourdes Autumn Pilgrimages: Sept 22nd to 27th Franciscan Pilgrimage. October 2nd to 7th Diocesan Autumn Pilgrimage. Both pilgrimages direct from Shannon Details & booking from joewalshtours.ie Tours to Holy Island, Lough Derg, contact Killaloe Tourist Office 083-8535899.
Win a trip to Medjugorje with the Irish Centre: Win one week all inclusive trip to Medjugorje for one person & flight (up to €300 flight & luggage value). To be in with a chance to win go to www.med-irishcentre.com. For more tel.01443 4510 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €12,700. The numbers drawn on 5th September were: 7-13-25-31. 1 Match 3: Eileen Hogan (Templemore) wins €100. Promoters: Thomas P Cahalan, Noreen Houlihan, D&K Mannion. Next Monday’s jackpot is €12,800 with Team 4 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.
Intermediate: Well done to the intermediates on their 2-18 to 1-18 win over Boherlahan-Dualla in their final group stage game in Dolla on Sunday. They now qualify as top seeds for the County quarter finals which will be played on 24-25 September.
Junior Hurling: Hard luck to the Junior Bs on their loss to Portroe in the North final after extra time on Sunday. However, they progress to a County quarter final on 24-25 September.
Camogie: Hard luck to the junior camogie team, who lost to Brian Borus in the county championship. They play Kiladangan in Puckane this Saturday at 6pm needing a win to progress to the knockout stages.
Social Dancing: Continues next Friday at 9.30pm in the Tony Reddin Centre to the music of John Molloy.
EuroMillions Promoters Prizes Draw: The draw for our Euro Millions’ promoter prizes will be streamed on our Facebook just before the lotto at 8.45pm next Monday. Top prize is a trip to New York, kindly sponsored by David Fogarty, House Fitness. There is also a year’s membership to the County Arms Hotel Leisure Centre, as well as jerseys, hoodies and a host of O’Neill’s Lorrha GAA gear.
Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw: Lorrha GAA club members are being invited to take part in the new cycle of the Tipperary GAA draw. Contact Kathleen Gleeson (0868694528) if interested in signing up. You could also sign up online, with the payment link on our Facebook, Twitter pages and website.
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