Lorrha Notes

GAA World Games.

As we welcome home Seán O’Meara, Redwood, we also extend the best of luck to him as he will be representing Australasia at the 2023 FRS Recruitment GAA World Games, taking place between July 24th and July 27th at Owenbeg Centre of Excellence, with the finals being played at Celtic Park in Derry City on July 28th 2023.
After winning the state championship with New South Wales last year and receiving an Australasian All Star award, Seán was selected to go and play in the world games and what an honour for the Lorrha man who is looking forward to this unique occasion.  Admission is free to the week long festival of games in both Owenbeg and Celtic Park, and all are most welcome to attend! There will be something for everyone with food vendors, a family fun zone and a conference with guest speakers from Croke Park and further afield.
This is the fourth staging of this World GAA event having last taken place in Waterford in 2019. This year’s FRS GAA World Games was officially launched in Croke Park on April 25th 2023, with the Derry Launch having taken place on June 30th 2023.
Seán, who playes with Cormac McAnallen’s club, is living in Sydney since 2019 and his  honours include 2019 NSW league, represented NSW in 2019 State Games, played in the Sydney sevens in 2021, Melbourne sevens in 2022 as well as the State Games. He was also awarded a 2022 State Games All Star and so far this year he has played in the Melbourne sevens. The GAA will have dedicated social media channels covering the FRS GAA World Games and news and events surrounding the Games can be found at: Instagram: @gaaworldgames, Twitter:@gaaworldgames Facebook: @GAAWorldGames,  Web: www.gaa.ie/worldgames . Web: www.frsrecruitment.com. The best of luck Seán and enjoy the event and your holidays at home.

Well Done.

Well done to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary Senior Camogie team who recorded a 3.23 to 0.6 point victory over Antrim in the All Ireland Quarter final last Saturday. Tipp are now through to the semi-finals on July 22nd in Nowlan Park, Kilkenny where they will take on Waterford while Cork will play Galway in the other semi-final.

Denis & Thomas Pieta Cycle.

Pieta received over 70,000 calls and texts into its 24/7 crisis helpline, and supported over 600 families and households in the immediate aftermath of a loss through suicide.  80% of Pieta’s income comes from fundraisers like the cycle that Lorrha men Denis Maher and Thomas Houlihan completed recently and your donation helps those in need of support.
The lads would like to take this opportunity to say thanks to everyone who has helped spread the word as so far they have raised €4,680 towards their goal of raising €5000 for Pieta House. If you can help them to reach their target, the  iDonate link is open until July 14th. and can be reached on https://www.idonate.ie/fundraiser/WildAtlanicCycle4Pieta.

New Cathaoirleach.

Congratulations is extended to Cllr. Ger Darcy who has been elected, unopposed, as Cathaoirleach of Tipperary County Council. The Ardcroney man was first elected to public office when he became a member of Tipperary County Council back in 1991 and he never failed to be re-elected since as he follows in the footsteps of his late father Jim. Ger will be the 10th Cathaoirleach of Tipperary County Council since it was established in 2014 and he is wished the best of luck over the next twelve, very busy months.

Mattress Amnesty.

Tipperary Co. Council is pleased to announce a free recycling event for Mattresses at Tipperary County Council’s 5 Civic Amenity sites around the county, from Tuesday 25th July to Thursday 27th. from 9am to 4pm. Closed for lunch from 12.30 to 13.00. Mattresses will be accepted free of charge. The maximum amount of mattresses from each household will be three. This recycling event will be available at the Roscrea Civic Amenity site on the Dublin Road E53 Y985 or at the Nenagh Civic Amenity site on the Limerick Road. E45 KA07

Programme’s for July.

Silver Arch Family Centre are delighted to offer the following programmes in Borrisokane this July.  A Health and Wellbeing Programme for Over 60’s – 6 week that looks at practical ways of incorporating good habits to help you age well through exercise, diet & social engagement starting Monday 10th July at 11am in Silver Arch FRC Outreach Office, Borrisokane, total cost of €10 per person for all six weeks. A free Healthy Food Made Easy 6 week programme for anyone interested in improving knowledge of nutrition and preparing healthier meals, starting Monday 10th July at 2pm in Silver Arch FRC Outreach Office, Borrisokane.

Church News

Pilgrimages. The Annual Pioneer Pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Sun 16th July. Mass at 3pm with Anointing of the Sick at 2:30pm. Newsletters & Emblems available at PTAA stand in St John’s Rest & Care Centre or via www.pioneers.ie

Catholic Gandparents pilgrimage to Knock will be on Sunday 23rd July 2023, celebrating the world day for grandparents and the elderly. This years theme is ‘His mercy is from age to age’.

‘Under Mary’s Mantle’ is a conference on faith & culture for young adults (18-35) with talks, prayer, Mass, Confession, workshops, food & social in the historic All Hallows campus, DCU, Dublin. It takes place Saturday  Sunday,19th & 20th August, with a discounted ticket available for both days. If you’re free for one, single day tickets are also available. Two day €60: or Saturday €40; Sunday €30. Students get a 10% discount. There is a limited  accommodation available, contact deusetpatria@gmail.com or call 085 1442423 for rates and more information.

Youth 2000 Summer Festival. Join young people between 16 and 35 this August at the Youth 2000 Summer Festival. The festival takes place in Clongowes Wood College, Clane, Co Kildare from Thurs 10th August to Sun 13th August 2023. The festival includes inspiring talks, music, prayer, workshops, dramas, reconciliation & healing service and Mass. Donation only & we have buses going from all over Ireland. For more information & to book your place go to www.youth2000.ie

Camogie News.

Well done to our U12 team who worked very hard all around the field to win their semi-final and progress to the final, details to be confirmed.
The club extends best wishes to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary Senior camogie team as they progress to the All Ireland semi final in two weeks time v Waterford. It’s great to see Clodagh back on the field after injury and getting her name on the scoreboard again. As the last Tipperary Senior team in the All Ireland series, let’s get behind this group of players and show our support on semi-final day in Nowlan Park.

Rathcabbin Hall Notes.

Clothes collection continues in Rathcabbin Hall until the 30th July. Clothes can be dropped off at any time during this time by contacting Clare on (087) 1364 936 or Marie on (087) 6129 053.
Room available for courses or meeting, with kitchen facilities.

GAA News.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €15,000. The numbers drawn on 10 July were: 9-15-20-24.  2 Match 3’s share €100: Sharon Ryan and Shaun Smith. Promoters: Willie Fogarty, Sean Mannion, Internet.  Next Monday’s jackpot remains capped at €15,000. Team 8 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Premier Intermediate: Lorrha have been drawn to face Portroe in the North Premier Intermediate Hurling semi-final in Nenagh on Saturday at 7.00pm. Best of luck to the players and mentors, all support appreciated. Tickets must be purchased online in advance.

Junior Hurling: Lorrha face Silvermines in a must-win game in the North Junior ‘B’ Championship in Dolla on Sunday evening at 7.00pm

Under 19: Lorrha Rovers take on Newport in their second game of the North ‘B’ Hurling Championship this evening (Wednesday) in Tony Reddin Park at 7.00pm

Under 17: Well done to the U17s who defeated Borris-Ileigh 4-14 to 2-17 in the first round of the North ‘A’ Championship on Monday evening. They play Toomevara next Monday in Ballinderryat 7.30pm.

Under 15: Lorrha Rovers Gaels beat Borrisokane in the first round of the championship last Thursday, 5-8 to 3-11. They host Lattin Cullen in the North/West League this Thursday 13th July in Tony Reddin Park at 7.30pm.

Did you Know??

Sand from the Sahara is blown all the way to the Amazon rainforest, recharging its minerals – literally fertilizing it.

In 1903, Bacteriologist Dr. Harry Plotz discovered a vaccine for typhoid.

Some parts of Antarctica have had no rain or snow for the last two million years.

A newborn baby has about one cup of blood in their body.

In 1980 the Post – It Note was introduced.

Europe and Africa are only separated by 14.3km (8.9 miles) of ocean.

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