Lorrha Notes

 Lee Hogan and his mentor Ethan Harding during the National Ploughing Championships. Lee came 5th in the U21 conventional junior class despite absolutely dreadful weather conditions and his first time competing in such a huge event. Well done. 

Well done to the North Tipp Ploughing competitors, especially our two young men from Rathcabbin who competed for the first time, Rob Duffy who came 4th in the novice intermediate two furrow conventional. Only one point separated Rob for claiming the 3rd position when the results were announced. Lee Hogan came 5th in the U21 conventional junior class. Despite absolutely dreadful weather conditions and their first time competing in such a huge event, the two young men did exceptionally well. Rob’s mentor was his dad Tom while Lee’s mentor was Ethan Harding Borrisokane. Well done lads. Our remaining seasoned six gave their best showing with Ethan Harding sharing fourth position at junior level, while Ray Clancy came in 5th  position in the two furrow hydrolic vintage. The weather was miserable and the ploughing was tough under such conditions.

Free Sustainable Gardening Course.

Tipperary County Council are delighted to announce a free Sustainable Gardening Course to celebrate SDG Week. This course will be run by horticulturist and environmentalist, Aoife Munn and will cover many topics including, New thinking in planting plans, Pond Building, Working with peat free compost, Pruning, Grow your own vegetables, Taking cuttings and much more…
The course will be run on Saturday 7th October from 10am to 4pm in Cabragh Wetlands, Holycross, Thurles E41 T266. A light lunch will be provided for on the day. For more information or to book your place (spaces are limited so early booking is advised) please click the link below.  https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/sustainable-gardening-course-tipperary-tickets-722661087767?aff=oddtdtcreator

Good luck to Lorrha on Saturday v Cashel in the semi final in Toomevara at 2.30pm. 

Semi-Final Awaits.

Well done to the Premier Intermediate  squad and mentors on their quarter final two point win over Clonakenny on Saturday last. Lorrha 1.20 – Clonakenny 2.15. They now play Cashel in the semi-final this coming week-end. See Lorrha GAA facebook for details.

Lorrha Development.

The Lorrha Development Association is gathering photos for the “Lorrha & Dorrha Parish Calendar 2024.” If you have interesting photos from this year or previous years, please send them to lorrhadevelopment@gmail.com or contact Peter at 087 7771959 or Barbara at 087 440 2496.

A Message from the Gardai.

The Gardai are asking people to be alert to scam calls and emails after a man in Tipperary has had several thousands of euro stolen from his bank account. The gardaí continue to warn people to be vigilant in relation to online fraud. The victim received a text message that appeared to be from An Post and replied with a text containing his bank details. This was followed by a phone call from an individual purporting to be employed at his bank. The victim later discovered the money missing from his account. In Ireland alone last year, there were 365,000 cases of fraudulent scams, be alert and don’t get caught out.

Borrisokane celebrated Culture night when Noel Kinsella of 3D Art Gallery hosted  an art exhibition by various amateur artists. The Rathcabbin man donated one of his own painting to Ann Delahunt Smyth and Madeline Maher (Rathcabbin) for their forthcoming fundraising tractor and vintage car run on Sunday October 8th in Lorrha at 12noon. Proceeds are going to Milford Hospice and Lauralynn foundation. Raffle and auction on the day also.  The painting titled “Power, grace and the beautiful game” is of Lorrha and Tipperary camogie player Clodagh McIntyre in action when Tipp played Clare. All of Clodagh’s fans and followers will definitely want to get their hands on this lovely painting.
Noel is pictured presenting the painting to Ann and Madeline while his own two camogie playing daughters Lilly and Stephanie are also pictured.

Anyone wishing to sponsor a an item for the auction can contact Ann: 087-9625218 or Madeleine 087-1651826.                                     Photo: Rose Mannion.

Fundraising Tractor Run.

Ann Delahunt Smyth and Madeleine Maher are holding a tractor and vintage car run on Sunday October 8th in Lorrha at 12noon. The run will take off at 1.30pm. Proceeds are going to Milford Hospice and Lauralynn foundation. Raffle and auction on the day. Anyone wishing to sponsor  an item for the auction can contact Ann: 087-9625218 or Madeleine 087-1651826. Artist Noel Kinsella from ArtD Gallery Borrisokane has presented the two ladies with a lovely painting of Clodagh McIntyre in action with Tipperary and this painting will be auctioned on the day. Not to be missed…

Bus Service Available.

Did you know Tipperary Local Link runs a Door-to-Door (DRT) service from Lorrha to Birr every Friday? Departing from Lorrha at 10am & returning from Birr @ 2pm.  The service areas covered are Lorrha, Rathcabbin, Taylors Cross, Kileen, Riverstown & into Birr.  Tipperary Local Link operate a service from Lorrha to Nenagh every Tuesday & Saturday & also from Lorrha to Roscrea every Thursday & Saturday.  If you or anyone you know would like to avail of this service, please dial 052-6166140 for more information.

Season of Creation.

The Season of Creation continues to Oct. 4th (the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi). Pets and small animals will be blessed by Fr Tom In Borrisokane on Sunday 1st October at 2:15pm in the Biodiversity Garden. May we expand our vision and see as Jesus sees. May we see the needs of our brothers and sisters and respond. The parable of the vineyard owner challenges us to grow and to work for the common good, to love God and neighbour so that the quality of life for all may improve.

GAA News.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €15,000. The numbers drawn on 25 September were: 2-5-25-27.  No Match 3.  Lucky Dips: Dee, Huge & Liam Hogan, Paul Kennedy, Maria Maher, Liz O’Hara.
Promoters: Kathleen Gleeson, Noreen Houlihan, Eamon Maher.
Next Monday’s jackpot remains capped at €15,000 with Team 3 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Premier Intermediate: Well done to the Premier Intermediate hurlers who battled to a hard-earned 1-20 to 2-15 win over Clonakenny in the county quarter final on Saturday. Best of luck to the team and management in the semi-final against Cashel King Cormacs in Toomevara next Saturday at 2.30pm. All support would be appreciated. Make sure to get the flags and bunting out, before coming on to support the lads.

Junior C Hurling: Hard luck to the Junior Cs on their loss to Borris-Ileigh on Saturday, 2-12 to 2-9. Thanks to Borris-Ileigh for their hospitality in putting on a cup of tea and sandwiches for the lads after the game. The lads have one more game in the championship, against Silvermines this Sunday in Dolla at 4.00pm

Under 15: It’s shaping up to be a super Saturday for the club with Lorrha Rovers Gaels taking on Borrisokane in the North ‘B’ final in Roscrea at 10.30am, see social media for details. Best of luck to the lads and management.

Euro-millions Syndicate: It’s your last chance to get involved in our Euro-Millions syndicate with our new campaign beginning on Tuesday, October 3rd. Our prize pot from 2022/2023 of €3,250 was divided out on Monday night, and the winners will be announced on the newspaper next week. Hopefully we will have bigger and better winnings next year. Tickets can also be purchased online. All of our sellers and distributors are to return their books this week.

Social Dancing: Continues in the Tony Reddin Centre on Friday night from 9.30pm to the music of Peter Bourke.


Did you Know?

On the 29th January 1595 it is thought that William Shakespere’s play Romeo and Juliet was first performed.

In 1813 Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice was published by Thomas Egerton.

Bolivia is the main exporter of Brazil nuts and not Brazil.

In New York City, pinball was illegal until 1976.

Smile Awhile….

Words of Wisdom !!!

Do not wait for ideal circumstances nor for the best opportunity, they will never come!!