Lorrha Notes

Well Done to the pupils in Lorrha National School who recorded victory over Killea in the County Final in Semple Stadium in Thurles held on Tuesday May 30th.  A wonderful team performance and a great year in both hurling and football. 

Aaron Delaney (Newtown, Nenagh)  pictured showing his granddad Tom Dagg (Lorrha) the World Cup  for winning the World Championships in Montreal, Canada in recent weeks. There’s an amazing 80 years between the pair, Tom is 96 and Aaron turned 16 last week. Aaron is son of Roberta and Aidan Delaney and brother to Tara and this is his second year in a row to claim the top prize. It is also the first time in its 51 year history that a Tipperary boy has won back to back world championship. Well done Aaron.  


 Final Reminder.

Rathcabbin Development Tidy Towns committee are holding a coffee morning in Rathcabbin Hall on Sunday coming June 4th from 10:30 to 1:30.
Come enjoy a cup of tea/coffee, cake and a chat. Pick up a cake for dessert or a plant for your garden. If you cannot attend but wish to donate you can do so on idonate. Please support.  All proceeds go back into the village.

Second Week Out.

It’s week two for Denis Maher and Tommy Houlihan the Lorrha duo who are cycling The Wild Atlantic Way, a total of 2,400km as a fundraiser for Pieta House. After a fantastic week of cycling and over €1000 raised for Pieta House last week the lads have finished their weeks cycling in Maams Cross. From everyone involved we’d like to say thank to everyone they have met and received support for throughout the week.  They took a break over the week-end from the saddle and got back on the Road on Monday morning last from where they left off. They can be followed on facebook where they will be posting regular reports with photos and some video clips  https://www.facebook.com/DenisMaherandThomasHoulihanWildAtlanticCycle4Pieta. Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/denisandthomaspietacycle/ iDonate : https://www.idonate.ie/fundraiser/WildAtlanicCycle4Pieta


The Friends of Cillian Dunne are holding a Tractor and Truck Run plus an Auction in Kilbarron on Sunday June 4th. Cillian is in training to try and make the Paralympics team Ireland but he also needs some financial support and that’s where his friends are coming to his aid to try and get him the necessary funding that he requires.
Registration will take place from 11.00a. while the Auction will be held at 12 noon. The run starts at 12.30pm.at E45PC93.  For further information contact Andrew on (089) 4081649 or Joe on (087) 2591699. All support appreciated.

Church News

The Killaloe and Ferns Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will take place on Sun. July 2nd.  Rosary will commence at 2pm. Anointing of Sick 2.30pm in Basilica. Mass 3pm.


Sympathy is extended to the family of Sean O’Donoghue, Hazel Lawn, Borrisokane who passed away on Saturday last June 27th. at Milford Hospice.
Sean was well know in the parish of Lorrha in particular by the farming community, through his work in the creamery where he was very well liked and respected.
After funeral Mass on Tuesday morning last in SS Peter and Paul’s Church, Borrisokane, burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Hard Luck.

It was hard luck on Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher and the Tipperary senior hurling team who lost out to Waterford on Sunday last by six points.  However, all is not over yet with the All Ireland Preliminary Quarter Final in mid June and it looks like Offaly will be Tipperary’s opponents.
After their heartbreaking defeat in the Joe McDonagh Cup Final, Offaly will play the third placed team in the Munster Championship which is Tipperary.

Participants in the recent Lorrha Community Games

North Tipp Ploughing.

The members of the North Tipperary Ploughing committee passed a vote of sympathy to all who had passed away since their last meeting. They also offered sympathy to the wife and family of John Tracey, Carlow who passed away recently. John was a former National Director, Lifetime Board Member, seven times All-Ireland Champion, Six time World Reserve Champion and World Contest Medal Winner, John has created one of the best ‘Ploughing’ legacies ever. May he rest in peace.

Camogie Notes.

Lorrha camogie wish to extend the best of luck to both Lorrha and Rathcabbin National Schools on their respective County Finals in Semple Stadium this week. Lorrha in the boys final and Rathcabbin in the camogie final.
Also, the best of luck to the U12 girls when they play Drom/Inch in the county pitch at the Ragg also this week.

Road Resurfacing.

Resurfacing of part of the R 489 road which is the main road going through the parish of Lorrha Rathcabbin and Riverstown, is to start shortly. The section from Roden to Curragha Cross will be strengthened and restored with tarmac and Cllr. Michael O’Meara says that he is continuing to lobby for more money for this road so that it is all redeveloped right into Portumna, within the next three years. This is good news as much of the road which carries a huge amount of traffic, is in bad condition.

Clothes Collection.

Rathcabbin Hall committee are holding a clothes collection from June 18th to the 26th between 12 noon and 1.00pm. Clothes can be dropped off at any time outside these times by contacting (087) 1364936.
There is a room available in the Hall for courses or meetings with kitchen facilities. Contact the same number for further information or to book.

GAA News.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €15,000. The numbers drawn on 29 May were: 2-8-19-32. 1 Match 3: Carol Collins wins €100. Promoters: Martin Hough, D+K Mannion, Sceal Shop.
Next Monday’s jackpot remains capped at €15,000. Team 2 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Premier Intermediate: Our County League Division 3 semi-final against Newport was abandoned midway through the second half due to an injury to David Sullivan. We wish David all the best in his recovery. The match will be re-fixed in due course. Keep an eye on social media for details. Ballingarry await the winners in the final.

Social Dancing: Continues this Friday night in the Tony Reddin Centre at 9.30pm to the music of Ashling Rafferty & Noelie Ryan.

Sympathies: To the Moran and O’Meara families, Rathcabbin and Cullagh on their recent bereavements.


Did You Know?

One pint of donated blood can save up to three lives

Low vitamin D levels during pregnancy have been linked to autism.

Within three days of death, the enzymes that once digested your dinner begin to eat you.

It is estimated that there are more left handed people with IQs over 140 than right handed people.

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Mental Health Charity Turn2Me Publishes 7 tips on dealing with Exam Stress

Turn2Me, a national mental health charity, has published 7 tips on dealing with exam stress, on its website, ahead of the upcoming Leaving Cert. The charity said that these last few days before the leaving cert are crucial for students to prepare to perform to the best of their abilities but emphasised that this can only be done when they also take care of their mental health.

“When you don’t take care of your mental health as you prepare for a stressful period, it’s like trying to start a car without fuel,” Fiona O’Malley, CEO of Turn2Me said, “Good mental health practices and good study practices need to work in tandem, hand-in-glove. Procrastinating is no good and pushing yourself to breaking point is no good either. Students need to use the time they have left before the Leaving Cert wisely, and this means incorporating good mental health practices into their study routine.”


Turn2Me’s 7 tips on dealing with exam stress include:

  1. Create a study timetable and stick to it. Things seem less daunting when you have a plan in place. Failing to plan is planning to fail.
  2. Take regular breaks. The brain works better when you take a five-minute break every hour, and you also retain more information.
  3. Write revision notes and flashcards.
  4. Stay hydrated and eat healthy foods.
  5. Deep breathing. Inhale for a count of 2-4 seconds, hold for 4-6 seconds, and exhale for 4-6 seconds. Find a combination that works for you but try to exhale longer than you inhale.
  6. Go for a jog or a walk in the morning to wake the body and mind up. Do yoga or stretching in the evenings to improve sleep quality.
  7. Students and parents who are feeling overwhelmed or stressed about the Leaving Cert should join the Turn2Me free online support groups.

The Turn2Me Leaving Cert Students support group will run on Wednesdays at 6pm, and the Turn2Me Leaving Cert Parents support group will run on Thursdays at 6pm. To sign up, go to Turn2Me.ie

About Turn2Me:

Turn2Me is supported by the HSE’s National Office for Suicide Prevention to deliver counselling online. Turn2me is a national mental health charity that was founded in 2009 by Oisin and Diarmuid Scollard, who tragically lost their brother, Cormac, to suicide in 2003. Turn2me offers adult counselling and support group services to adults and young people aged 12 plus. Turn2Me has helped over 120,000 people since it was set up in 2009. Turn2Me offers up to six free counselling sessions to adults living in Ireland. To sign up, go to Turn2Me.ie