Lorrha Notes

The quarter finals of the County Intermediate Hurling Championship have been put back a week to weekend of 2nd October. Lorrha await the outcome of the two preliminary quarter finals before they know their opponents.   Pic: Rose Mannion.

Late David Power.

The unexpected death took place on Sunday 4th September, after an illness, at Tullamore Hospital, surrounded by his loving family of David Power, Rathcabbin and formerly Lorrha. It was the  suddenness of his death which came as a great shock to his family considering that David had only attended the wedding of his only daughter just a mere 48 hours previously.
David was involved in his parish on many committees over the years and was a Mass reader as well as singing in the church choir.  He loved a quiz, and was quiz master on many occasions through the years.  He was a  well read man and kept up to date with everything that was happening in the world, by reading and listening to world affairs. He loved to meet and chat with people and have the bit of craic. He was a happy go lucky man who didn’t take life too seriously and was well respected and liked by all who knew him.
Born  to James and Mary Power in 1951 and reared in Clonmona, Rathcabbin, he moved to Lorrha in the 1970’s on his marriage to Jacinta (Doherty).  Together they raised a family of three sons Gerald (Kells), Dermot (Athlone), and Emmet (USA), daughter Catherine (Portroe), daughters in law Claudia and Aisling, son in law David, grandchildren Ruairí and Fionn, sisters Ann Power (Clonmona) and Peggy Mc Cann (USA), brother in law Bob Mc Cann, sister’s in law Jean Bauress and Pearl O’Doherty, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.
After funeral Mass in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin, on Wednesday 7th.  burial took place in Bonoham Cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Information Talk.

An informative talk by local historian on how the buildings on the site of St Ruadhans Church have evolved over the past 1500 years. “Buildings through the Centuries” will take place in St Ruadhans Church of Ireland on  Friday 16th September at 8.00 pm. All welcome.

Rathcabbin NS 75 Years

As mentioned last year, Rathcabbin National School plans to mark its 75th year with a celebration. We will celebrate on Sunday October 16th, after mass/1pm at the school. It will be exactly 75 years since the first classes were taught in the building in October 1947.
The school was hoped to be ready in 1946, but in autumn 47, after some delay in construction in a very different- post World War 2 Ireland, the school community began a new era.  We invite all pupils, families, past pupils and their families, friends and everyone that knows the school to come and enjoy the day. There will be some guests, some entertainment and refreshments at the school, and a chance to meet old friends and neighbours.  There will be more information so keep an eye out for updates. If you have any queries, information to contribute or connections to the school in the past etc, feel free to text 0864140102 or email rathcabbinns75@gmail.com. In the mean-time, please spread the word and keep the date in mind. Thank you.

National Ploughing Championships.

The North Tipperary Ploughing committee wish to extend the best of luck to their six competitors the best of luck when they participate at different levels of the championships during the three day event which runs from September 20th to 22nd incl. in Ratheniska, Co. Laois.
The six North Tipp ploughmen are, Ray Clancy, Vintage 2 furrow mounted, Tom Duffy, Junior conventional, Ciaran Milne, 3 furrow conventional, Joe Slattery, Intermediate reversible, Ethan Harding, U/28 conventional, James Hough, Vintage single furrow mounted. Best of luck lads and safe travelling to all.

The ploughing is Europe’s largest outdoor event and this year there is an extra buzz as Ireland will be hosting the 67th World Ploughing Contest with International teams already in Ireland practicing their skills in search for ‘World Ploughing Status’.

Preliminary Notice.

A fundraising poker classic will be held in Hannigans of Kilbarron on 23rd. October at 6pm. All proceeds to the North Tipp Ploughing committee. If interested, talk to Joe!

Dinny Duffy Remembered.

Darina Kelly, Rathcabbin, daughter of the late Dinny Duffy, undertook a fundraiser in recent months for the friends of Tullamore Hospital. Darina was prompted to do this after the care and attention the family received when her dad was going through ‘end of life’ treatment in the hospital. She recently handed over a cheque for €532.35 to the friends of the hospital and she is very thankful to everyone who helped and supported the event, including the members of the North Tipp Ploughing.
Dinney served North Tipp Ploughing very well both as an officer and a friend to many a young ploughman and in later life, young plough women. He was one of the original founding members and went on to serve for a long number of years as the secretary. He also served as National director and as vice chairman for a time before his death in 2021.

Church News.

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.

Free Draw.

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 reservations@med-irishcentre.com

Viatores Christi Volunteers Training Course Starts Sat. 24th Sept. – Open to all. VC specialises in the recruitment of overseas volunteers see www.vcvolunteers.ie or email venture@viatoreschristi.com

The Poor Clares Galway are hosting a Monastic Experience Day on Saturday Sept 24th from 10am to 5pm.  The day is designed to help young women who are exploring the possibility of a religious vocation to find out more about the Poor Clare way of life. If you are under 40 & would like to attend the day you can book a place at: vocations@poorclares.ie

Legion of Mary: Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine takes place on Sunday 25th Sept. Bus is leaving Birr at 9am. Fare €20. This is the last pilgrimage of the season. For more info contact Betty Houlihan.

GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €12,800. The numbers drawn on 12 September were: 11-16-31-32.  3 Match 3’s share €100: Richard Bourke, Kathleen Dunne, Martin Hough (Roden).  Promoters: Thomas P Cahalan, D+K Mannion, Caroline O’Brien.  Next Monday’s jackpot is €12,900 with Team 5 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Intermediate: The quarter finals of the County Intermediate Hurling Championship have been put back a week to weekend of 2nd October. Lorrha await the outcome of the two preliminary quarter finals before they know their opponents.

Juvenile: Hard luck to our U15 and U17 teams who were knocked out of the championship last week. Thanks to all our mentors and managers for their hard work during the year.

Social Dancing: Continues next Friday at 9.30pm in the Tony Reddin Centre to the music of Caitriona O’Sullivan.

Euro Millions Draw: Thanks to all our promoters for their hard work and to our sponsors for their generous support. Our sponsors were as follows: David Fogarty, House Fitness; Chris Neville; Killeen Bearings; Mullinahone co-op; Portumna Retirement Village & Dignity Funeral Care; Arrabawn Coop; Johnny Duane; Timmy Walsh, Portumna Dairy & Farm services; Mulrooney’s Gala, Beechfield Products Roscrea; St Kieran’s Nursing Home, Sharragh Pig Farm, Athenry Credit Union, Kevin Dooley Wool Merchant, County Arms Hotel Birr, John Miller Agri Needs Birr, and Dooley’s Hotel Birr.

Well done to our promoters’ prize winners: 1st – Eoin McIntyre (Trip to New York, sponsored by David Fogarty; 2nd – Hubert Duggan (County Arms Hotel Leisure Centre 1-year Membership); 3rd – Niall McIntyre (O’Neill’s top); 4th – Eoin McIntyre (O’Neill’s top); 5th – Eoin McIntyre (Rugby jersey); 6th – Kevin Molloy (Carlsberg jacket); 7th – James Donoghue (Carlsberg top); 8th – Noreen Houlihan (Carlsberg top); 9th – Tony Coen (Bottle of Whiskey).

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