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The Lorrha Notes are compiled weekly by Rose Mannion who is the local correspondant for a number of regional papers. Contact Rose at (090) 9747079 or (086) 8647166 or by emailing roselmannion@yahoo.ie

Lorrha Notes

Lorrha U-15 lads in action v Moneygall - Dunkerrin  in the North Final on Saturday last. Hard luck lads.

 

Tipperary Fire and Rescue.

An important reminder from Tipperary Fire & Rescue to check your smoke alarms are in working order. A simple task could save a life. Failure to have a smoke alarm or even a faulty one, can have devastating consequences. Check your more vulnerable friends and family members smoke alarms too. You never know, you could save a life.

Waste of Money.

Tipperary County Council recently released information pertaining to costs they incur in cleaning up illegal dumping in the Premier County alone.
Illegal dumping in Tipperary cost the  County Council a whopping €27,451.42 in 2019 and even soared upwards to €52,823.69 in 2020. That represents a total cost over the two years of €80,275.11 and a near two-fold increase last year. What a shocking waste of money and all because of reckless people dumping their rubbish along our roads. Shame on them!!

Classes.

Yoga Classes Resume Monday nights from 7-8:15pm In Borrisokane Community Centre. Beginners and continuing students welcome. Booking if new required on 067-27105. HSE guidelines will be followed

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Madealine Lewis Rathcabbin and family, on the death of her sister Ann who died in Africa where she resided, recently. May she rest in peace.

Hard Luck.

Commiserations to the U-15 lads and their mentors who went down to Moneygall-Dunkerrin 2.13 to 4.11 in the North Final on Saturday last. Hard luck lads.
Commiserations also to the Lorrha senior team who lost by eleven points to Newport/Ballinahinch in the relegation game held on Saturday last. Too many injuries this year has cost the team dearly. Hard luck lads.

Lorrha Camogie Notes.

The U 15 team played their second game in the league campaign, and they have improved a lot despite defeat to Ballina on Sunday last. We wish them well in their remaining games.
The U13’s will play St. Cronans in Roscrea and wish them well here too and with their remaining games.
Our junior girls were given a walk over by Ballingarry in the last of their group games. They now proceed to the quarter final but as yet don’t know who the opposition will be. However, they do have home advantage on Sunday 17th at 10.30am.

Warning

The Gardaí in Nenagh have repeated their call on the public to be vigilant in relation to the activities of cyber criminals. This comes after an incident in recent weeks where a male customer of a bank had €20,000 removed from his account after acting on a text message he received, duped into thinking it was genuine correspondence from a local bank. Gardai are reminding people never to click on a link and do not entertain a caller to your phone asking for details. Be aware and be warned.

Final Reminder.

A reminder from Lorrha Development that anyone who has any old, or indeed not so old, photos that can be considered for inclusion in the 2022 Lorrha parish calendar, please contact Louis at ( 086) 849 3595, Barbara at (087) 440 2496 barbara.tierney79@gmail.com, Rose at (086) 864 7166 or roselmannion@yahoo.ie, Anne Marie at (087) 966 6249 or  lordspark2@yahoo.com or lorrhadorrha.ie. or any member of the committee.

Reminder.

‘Bootcamp’  is back in Rathcabbin Hall on Wednesday nights from 8 to 9pm. Please contact Ignite fitness on (087) 1171575 for details.
Line Dancing will be held every Thursday night at 8.30pm and for further details please contact Willie on (086) 8712550.

Church News.

Mass Times: 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. Borrisokane 7pm Saturday. Kilbarron: 8pm Saturday.  Terryglass: 9.30am Sunday. Borrisokane 10.30am Sunday. Please wear face masks in the Church.
The Rosary will continue to be recited before both masses each weekend.
Anyone wishing to book anniversary masses please contact the church sacristans, Agnes Slevin in Lorrha, and Mary Cleary in Rathcabbin.

Marriage Preparation.

In addition to completing a recognised pre-marriage course, couples need to fulfil the requirements set by the civil register which for this area is in Tyone Health Centre, Nenagh 067 46 480 crs.midwest@hse.ie. Obtain Baptism and Confirmation certs and Make an appointment with Priest and complete the pre-nuptial form.

GAA Notes:

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €8,000 The numbers drawn on 11 October were: 10-12-15-26. 3 Match 3's share €100: James O'Meara, Mary T Delaney, Willie Ryan & Helen Bugler. Promoters: Margaret Gleeson, Margaret O'Brien, Willie Fogarty.
Next Monday's jackpot is €8,100 with €100 Match 3 pot. Team 5 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Senior: Hard luck to the senior hurlers who lost to Newport in Saturday's Seamus O Riain Cup relegation semi-final. The loss means now face into a relegation final against Burgess, which takes place on Sunday 31st October in Borrisokane at 1.30pm.

Under 15: Hard luck to the U15s who were unlucky to lose to Moneygall/Clonakenny in the North 'B' final on Saturday. Having played bravely, the lads were leading for much of the game only to be caught late on by a fine team. Thanks to James Dunne and his management team of Colm Fogarty, Michael Kennedy, Kevin Hough, and Eoin McIntyre for all their work with the team. Thanks to Conor O'Sullivan the Pitt Fitness who sponsored the lads with training tops.

Tipperary Clubs Draw: Thanks to all who have subscribed, to all our promoters and to chief co-ordinator Kathleen Gleeson. Here's to hoping we have another few winners in the draw this year.


Lorrha Notes

 

Volunteers on a recent work evening in Lorrha Village.

Upcycle Challenge.

Tipperary County Council are promoting the MyWaste.ie whereby the public are challenged to  unearth the imagination within you and create something new out of something old…to breathe new life into an old or unwanted item or material. So if you can find something old and renovate it or turn it into something completely different but still usable, then MyWaste.ie want to see it! When entering, please remember that we need to see the journey you’ve taken, be sure to submit some pictures of the before, during and after the transformation, make sure to let us know why you did what you did and we want to know what was your inspiration. The closing date for entries is 15th October so get working and let that imagination go free.  First you must register your entry and to do that just go to MyWaste.ie.

Workshop Reminder.

October is Reuse month and Tipperary County Council is organising a free online workshop that will deal with reducing food waste. Every household in Ireland is responsible for 117kgs of food waste per year. That’s between €400 and €1,000 per household per year thrown into the bin. With that in mind, the council is inviting Tipperary people to attend this workshop which takes place on October 6th at 10am. This session will cover everything from meal planning, recipe swaps to preserving and growing your own. It will also look at food storage, what best before dates to ignore and jazzing up leftovers for a tasty packed lunch. From composting to preserving, it's all covered in the 2 hour session. This event is sponsored by Tipperary County Council for the residents of County Tipperary. You can register for the workshop via the Tipperary County Council website. https://www.tipperarycoco.ie/

Congratulations.

Congratulations to the children from the three schools in the Parish who received their First Holy Communion on Saturday last 18th September in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin.

Opening Win.

Well done to the Lorrha ladies who secured a 1.19 to 0.10 victory over Carrig Swans in their opening camogie championship game on Sunday last. We hope they can repeat the performance on Sunday 26th  in their home game v Moyle Rovers at 11.00am. Best of luck girls. We also extend the best of luck to the senior lads in their final group game this week-end.

Free Course.

Silver Arch FRC are running a Free 8 week exercise programme aimed at helping improve & maintain mobility, fitness, strength and balance, with a mixture of indoor and outdoor exercises. Starting Thursday 23rd September, from 12noon to 1pm in Tyone Community Centre, Nenagh.  Places are limited so booking essential – ring 067-31800 to guarantee your place.

Church News.

Mass Times: 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. Borrisokane 7pm Saturday. Kilbarron: 8pm Saturday.  Terryglass: 9.30am Sunday. Borrisokane 10.30am Sunday. Please wear face masks in the Church.
The Rosary will continue to be recited before both masses each weekend.
Anyone wishing to book anniversary masses please contact the church sacristans, Agnes Slevin in Lorrha, and Mary Cleary in Rathcabbin.

Marriage Preparation.

In addition to completing a recognised pre-marriage course, couples need to fulfil the requirements set by the civil register which for this area is in Tyone Health Centre, Nenagh 067 46 480 crs.midwest@hse.ie. Obtain Baptism and Confirmation certs and Make an appointment with Priest and complete the pre-nuptial form.

Support.

Alone Support manages a national support line and additional supports for people who have concerns or who are facing difficulties relating to Covid-19. Lines are open 7 days 8am - 8pm Call 0818 222 024.

Guided Pilgrimages.

Guided Pilgrimages will be held on the Lough Derg Pilgrim Path on Sunday 26th September and Sunday 3rd October, with Mass outdoors, weather permitting.  The full route is a 12km loop, with a shorter 8km option.   Advance booking is essential.  For further information email info@loughderg.org   or telephone 0(0353) 71 9861518. See www.loughderg.org. Lough Derg Pilgrim Path, Pettigo, Co Donegal.  F94 N289.

GAA News.

Lotto:  There was no winner of this weeks lotto of €7,700. The numbers drawn were 3.5.6.17. One match 3, John Maher wins €100.

Senior hurling: Take on Cashel King Cormacs in their final Seamus Ó'Riain Cup group game this Sunday in Moneygall at 12.00 noon. Best of luck to lads and management.

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 and Twitter pages. The first draw will take place this year in October. All members from last year will have received a brochure for this year’s draw, with subscription details included.

U15 hurling: Best of luck to the under-15s in their North 'B' semi-final this week. Fixture TBC. See social media for details.


Lorrha Notes

Ciarán Hough with ball firmly clutched in his hand, tries to avoid the challenge of Michael Creamer Portroe, when the sides met last week. 

North Tipp Ploughing.

The North Tipp ploughing held their first meeting after eighteen months, on Tuesday night of last week.  Chairman Ray Clancy mentioned how strange this year’s championships will be as they will certainly be ‘like no other’.
The National Ploughing Championships brings together the most skilled competitors from all over the country but because of uncertainty over Covid-19 restrictions, the event will take place behind closed gates on this Wednesday 15th to Friday 17th and will be strictly for competitors and their helper only and there are a number of rules to be adhered to.
Six competitors will represent the North of the county and the following were wished the best of luck, Ethan Harding, Joe Slattery, James Hough, Ciáran Milne, Tom Duffy and Ray Clancy. A minutes silence was held for a number of families who suffered bereavements in the last eighteen months or so.
Get well wishes were extended to John Cahalan who is presently recovering at home from a broken leg. We wish John a speedy recovery.

 Workshop.

October is Reuse month and Tipperary County Council is organising a free online workshop that will deal with reducing food waste. Every household in Ireland is responsible for 117kgs of food waste per year. That’s between €400 and €1,000 per household per year thrown into the bin. With that in mind, the council is inviting Tipperary people to attend this workshop which takes place on October 6th at 10am. This session will cover everything from meal planning, recipe swaps to preserving and growing your own. It will also look at food storage, what best before dates to ignore and jazzing up leftovers for a tasty packed lunch. From composting to preserving, it's all covered in the 2 hour session. This event is sponsored by Tipperary County Council for the residents of County Tipperary. You can register for the workshop via the Tipperary County Council website. https://www.tipperarycoco.ie/

Weekend Retreat.

Would you like to come on a guided journey through the Burren? Experience the silence and beauty of this unique landscape through walking mindfully on ancient pathways or limestone pavements. Get to know some of the rare flora and appreciate our rich faith heritage in one of the many ancient sacred sites. If the answer is yes, then the Burren weekend retreat just might be well up your street. Taking place on the weekend of 24th -26th September, you can get further information from Noirin 087 945 9151 or Mary 087 970 1130.

Cycle Against Suicide Reminder.

Don’t forget to donate whatever you can to the guys over at TherapyHub.ie, led by our own parish man Michael O’Carroll, who are doing some great work training for Cycle Against Suicide Mizen to Malin challenge taking place on 19th Sept 2021. CAS provide 'community buddy' training for someone within the club to become a support for those struggling with mental health and suicide. To donate to their fundraiser, go to https://gofund.me/79fe9a9d We wish the lads the best of luck.

Church News.

Mass Times: 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. Borrisokane 7pm Saturday. Kilbarron: 8pm Saturday.  Terryglass: 9.30am Sunday. Borrisokane 10.30am Sunday. Please wear face masks in the Church.
The Rosary will continue to be recited before both masses each weekend.
Anyone wishing to book anniversary masses please contact the church sacristans, Agnes Slevin in Lorrha, and Mary Cleary in Rathcabbin.

Marriage Preparation.

In addition to completing a recognised pre-marriage course, couples need to fulfil the requirements set by the civil register which for this area is in Tyone Health Centre, Nenagh 067 46 480 crs.midwest@hse.ie. Obtain Baptism and Confirmation certs and Make an appointment with Priest and complete the pre-nuptial form.

Support.

Alone Support manages a national support line and additional supports for people who have concerns or who are facing difficulties relating to Covid-19. Lines are open 7 days 8am - 8pm Call 0818 222 024.

Guided Pilgrimages.

Guided Pilgrimages will be held on the Lough Derg Pilgrim Path on Sunday Saturday 18th,  Sunday 26th September and Sunday 3rd October, with Mass outdoors, weather permitting.  The full route is a 12km loop, with a shorter 8km option.   Advance booking is essential.  For further information email info@loughderg.org   or telephone 0(0353) 71 9861518. See www.loughderg.org. Lough Derg Pilgrim Path, Pettigo, Co Donegal.  F94 N289

Hard Luck.

Commiserations to the Lorrha senior hurlers who lost out to Portroe in the 2nd round of the Seamus O Riáin cup on Saturday last.

Emma Kennedy and the Lorrha U14 squad in action recently v Holycross

Lorrha Camogie.

The U12s final v Portroe was postponed due to the All Ireland Camogie final taking place . Fixture to be confirmed.
Our U14s championship came to an end last Monday in The Ragg with a narrow defeat to Cahir. A hard fought match and Lorrha made a great start but a strong defence by Cahir held Lorrha forwards until the end when we hit the net but time went against the team. It was a great achievement for this bunch of girls to end up in the top 4 of a group of 10 teams, have 2 girls representing Tipperary U 14s and compete and win matches again U15 teams in the camogie Feile. Their success will be measured in their determination to battle right to the end and every girl improved 100% over the summer. It’s not the end of the road with U13 and U15 competitions scheduled for the end of September.
Hard luck to our two club representatives on the Tipp U14 team Leanne Sullivan and Lily Sherlock who are now out of the All Ireland series after they were beaten by Derry on Saturday last in Abbotstown. The girls had a great season overall with the county and only recently won the Munster competition. Well done girls and we look forward to seeing you both feature with club and county again next season.
Our first  Junior championship fixture is scheduled for Sunday 19th September versus Carrick Swans at 11am  in Carrick on Suir. Best of luck to the girls in their campaign.

GAA News.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €7,700. The numbers drawn on September were: 9-16-24-28. 1 Match 3: Michael Coen wins €100. Promoters: Agnes Sherlock, D&K Mannion, Internet.

Next Monday's draw will be for a jackpot of €7700 with a Match 3 pot of €100 so make sure you are in the draw. Team 1 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Senior: Hard luck to the lads and management on their loss to Portroe at the weekend. They take on Cashel King Cormacs in their final Seamus Ó Riain Cup group game in a fortnight's time where they need a win to avoid going into the relegation playoffs, and possibly reach the quarter finals.

Junior Hurling: Hard luck to the lads on their narrow loss to Newport last weekend, which ended their interest in the championship. Thanks to the management of Donal Donoghue, Hubert Duggan, Conor Sullivan, and Dessie Clancy for their efforts.

Tipperary Clubs Draw: Contact Kathleen Gleeson (0868694528) if interested in signing up. The first draw will take place in October. All members from last year will have received a brochure for this year’s draw, with subscription details included.

EuroMillions Syndicate: Thanks to all our ticket sellers, promoters, and supporters for making the fundraiser a great success for the second year running. Thanks also to our generous sponsors: Naylor Tarmacadam, Killeen Bearings, Abbey Mills Roscrea, Arrabawn, Banagher Concrete, Loughnane Concrete, Smith’s Sand and Gravel Lelagh, Liffey Mills, FBD, J&C Neville’s Roscrea, Gorman Hooper Dolan, Dan Lynch & Sons Portumna. Please support our sponsors.


Lorrha Notes

Local children all dressed up for the recent fancy dress competition held during Heritage Sunday in Lorrha. Pic: Rose Mannion.

 

Late Mary Brophy.

The peaceful death occurred on Saturday August 28th surrounded by her loving family at Tullamore Regional Hospital of Mary Brophy, Lisballyard, Rathcabbin.
Mary loved music and singing folk songs and in her younger life she saw many other Europeen countries in her vacation travels.
She played camogie with her home club Lorrha as a young woman growing up in the parish winning several medals with them over the years alongside her sisters.  Her late father Michael was the first North Board chairman and also a selector with the club. After finishing school, Mary worked for a long number of years in North Tipperary County Council and was well known through her work in the accounts department there. A gentle and kind lady, she was well liked and admired by her colleagues.
Predeceased by her parents Michael and Agnes and her brother Patrick, she will be sadly missed by her brothers and sisters, John, Kathleen, Margaret, Agnes, Michael, Breda, Josephine and Donal, her sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, wider family circle and friends.
After funeral Mass in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin on Wednesday September 1st. burial took place in Lorrha Cemetery. May Mary rest in peace.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and many friends of Annie Keane formerly Santa Cruise House, Carrigahorig, Lorrha which occurred on Wednesday August 25th in London.  Predeceased by her husband Colm, brother Martin and son in law Selva Raj, she will be missed by her children, Helena, Michael and Mary, daughter-in-law Debbie, granddaughters Ceillie, Harlie, Marisha, Shelby, Madeline and Amelia, sister Mary and brother John, nieces, nephews, grandnieces. grandnephews, extended family, dear neighbours and many, many friends. May Annie rest in peace.

Well Done.

Congratulations to all the young people from our parish who received their leaving cert results last Friday the 3rd. By all accounts they were all very happy. Well done to them all and many good wishes for the future.

Guided Pilgrimages.

Guided Pilgrimages will be held on the Lough Derg Pilgrim Path on Sunday 12th, Wednesday 15th, Saturday 18th & Sunday 26th September and Sunday 3rd October, with Mass outdoors, weather permitting.  The full route is a 12km loop, with a shorter 8km option.   Advance booking is essential.  For further information email info@loughderg.org   or telephone 0(0353) 71 9861518. See www.loughderg.org. Lough Derg Pilgrim Path, Pettigo, Co Donegal.  F94 N289

Ordination.

Bishop Fintan reminds us of the Ordination of Antun Pasalic as Deacon for the Diocese of Killaloe Congratulations, good wishes and blessings to Antun who will be ordained deacon en route to priesthood for the diocese on Wednesday 8th of September in Ennis Cathedral at 7.30 pm.  You can join in on the ceremony on https://www.ennisparish.com/our-parish/web-cam/

Light it up Tipperary

Light it up Tipperary is a new resource lists a range of Public and Private services; Addiction, Bereavement & Suicide Support, Counselling Services, Domestic Violence, Mental Health Services and Primary Care/GP Services. The idea is to show all the services available to the people of Tipperary in one site that is easily accessible and user friendly. The project came about  as a result of research undertaken into a number of tragic events and  it was felt that there could be additional resources and services put in place for those who may require help or assistance.  Some of the public services are in one place and the private ones are in another place so it was a case of bringing all the services under one site which is https://www.light-it-up.ie/. A small thing like a sign or a poster can point someone in the right direction and can show them where to go.  It is important that the message goes out there that this site is live  and available to everyone.

Get Nominating.

The ‘Library Association of Ireland Author of the Year’ is today being unveiled as a new category for the An Post Irish Book Awards 2021, the annual highlight of the Irish literary calendar that celebrates and promotes the very best of Irish writing talent. It’s designed to acknowledge an Irish author whose work has contributed significantly to the reader experience and enjoyment of Irish books during 2021. Nominations are uniquely open to librarians and library book club members nationwide to acknowledge their dedication, passion, and commitment to the literary community in Ireland. To cast their vote, librarians and library book club members will be invited by The Library Association of Ireland to visit: www.anpostirishbookawards.ie and nominate their favourite Irish author. With over 400 libraries, including public libraries, academic libraries, school libraries and special libraries, and almost 200 library book clubs across Ireland, nominations are expected to be in their thousands. Nominations for the ‘Library Association of Ireland Author of the Year’ will close on Saturday 18 September and a shortlist consisting of six finalists will be revealed on Thursday 21 October. The overall winner will be announced at the An Post Irish Book Awards on Tuesday 23 November 2021.
Each year, the An Post Irish Book Awards bring together a vast community who are passionate about books – readers, authors, booksellers, publishers, and librarians – to recognise the very best of new and established Irish writing talent and 2021 will be no different. The ‘Library Association of Ireland Author of the Year’ will now be added to the wide range of other categories including Novel of the Year, Children’s (Junior and Senior), Cookery, Crime Fiction, Popular Fiction, Nonfiction, Lifestyle, Sports, Short Story, Poetry, Teen and Young Adult and Irish Language. It is the second new category to be added to this year’s awards, alongside the recently announced ‘An Post Bookshop of the Year.” Simply search for the hashtag online to get involved  www.anpostirishbookawards.ie

Reminder.

In conjunction with Tipperary County Council's Anti-Dumping Initiative 2021 mattresses will be taken in free of change on the following days at these Civic Amenity Site. Nenagh on the 10th September 2021 from 8:30-12:30 and 13:00-15:30 and at the Roscrea Civic Amenity Site on the 10th September 2021 from 8:30-12:30 and 13:00-15:30. This service is for domestic households only – Strictly no commercial use. Only clean and dry mattresses will be accepted. Contaminated mattresses posing a health or safety hazard will not be accepted. A maximum of 4 mattresses per customer (normal fees will apply for quantities greater than 4 mattresses). Normal charges will apply for any and all other waste items presented on the day.

Portumna Day Care Centre

As Covid-19 restrictions continue to ease, the Portumna Day Care Centre team are making plans to reopen when conditions allow us to do so. To help us with our planning and to accommodate people within the available space in line with guidelines, we ask those that are interested in attending to send us their contact details, i.e. name, address and telephone number. New, as well as returning, attendees are most welcome! Please contact us with your details at: 087 430 2540 or portumnasocialservices@gmail.com  Volunteers are always needed, contact us at the same number if interested.

Courses.

Tipperary Education and Training Board, have a wide variety of courses available Phone 067 31250 or email nenagh@atipperaryetb.ie for more information. Please note that there are also classes in Borrisokane Community College

Church News.

Mass Times: 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. Borrisokane 7pm Saturday. Kilbarron: 8pm Saturday.  Terryglass: 9.30am Sunday. Borrisokane 10.30am Sunday. Please wear face masks in the Church.
The Rosary will continue to be recited before both masses each weekend.
Anyone wishing to book anniversary masses please contact the church sacristans, Agnes Slevin in Lorrha, and Mary Cleary in Rathcabbin.

Marriage Preparation.

In addition to completing a recognised pre-marriage course, couples need to fulfil the requirements set by the civil register which for this area is in Tyone Health Centre, Nenagh 067 46 480 crs.midwest@hse.ie. Obtain Baptism and Confirmation certs and Make an appointment with Priest and complete the pre-nuptial form.

Support.

Alone Support manages a national support line and additional supports for people who have concerns or who are facing difficulties relating to Covid-19. Lines are open 7 days 8am - 8pm Call 0818 222 024.

 

Cycle Against Suicide Reminder.

Don’t forget to donate whatever you can to the guys over at TherapyHub.ie who are doing some great work training for Cycle Against Suicide Mizen to Malin challenge on 19th Sept 2021.

CAS provide 'community buddy' training for someone within the club to become a support for those struggling with mental health and suicide.

To donate to their fundraiser, go to https://gofund.me/79fe9a9d

Michael O’Carroll of TherapyHub.ie and Lorrha has entered a team in 'Cycle Against Suicide'  Mizen to Malin challenge over six days on September 19th. Michael and his team are raising funds for this charity to provide training for the 'Community Buddy' programme that creates a role within a club to identify and help those who might be vulnerable. Paddy Reddin has decided to take on this role in Lorrha & Dorrha Gaa club. Drumcullen Gaa club in Offaly, home club of Nicholas Lalor HQPhysio Birr, have also decided to take on this role.

TherapyHub.ie

At TherapyHub.ie we help people who are in need of direct mental health care. We also understand the need for mental health supports in the community and have therefore decided to enter a team into Cycle Against Suicide's Mizen to Malin event in late September. We have been training over the summer covering 1500km so far across 10 counties to raise awareness and funds for this charity. We have an official fundraising channel with CAS - https://gofund.me/1c56f5d2

What do Cycle Against Suicide Do 

Cycle Against Suicide raise funds to run training and awareness programmes in the local community. 'The Cycle Against Suicide Buddy Programme prioritises peer-to-peer action as a means to identify and help those who may be vulnerable.  Our programme trains and equips participants with the practical, hands-on skills and knowledge they need to deliver support  to those in mental health distress in their local communities'.

Camogie News.

U12 & U14 championship

Our U12s had a great win over Cashel  in their semi final in Dolla, a strong team performance was displayed with some great goals and points scored. They now proceed to a final, details to be announced.  The U14s take on Cahir in their semi final in The Ragg Camogie grounds on Monday 6th September , it’s a fine achievement by this group of players to finish in the top 4 out of 10 ten teams and testament to their work rate and determination on the field.

 

Well done to Lily Sherlock and Leanne Sullivan who scored 3 goals between them to help Tipperary U14s win their Munster Camogie Blitz at the weekend, and we wish them well in the All Ireland which will be held in Abbotstown next week-end. Great prospects for the future for Lorrha representation on Tipperary teams.

Our adult team are awaiting fixtures confirmation for the start of championship later in September.

GAA News.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €7,500. The numbers drawn on 6 September were: 1-13-26-32. 1 Match 3: Siobhan Kennedy wins €100. Promoters: Margaret Gleeson, Noreen Houlihan, Kevin Molloy. Next Monday's draw will be for a jackpot of €7,600 with a Match 3 pot of €100. Team 8 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support

Senior: The senior hurlers take on Portroe in round 2 of the Seamus O Riain Cup in Cloughjordan at 2.00pm this Saturday. Contact Maureen (08724269645) for tickets.

Junior Hurling: The juniors take on Newport in Newport this Friday at 6.15pm in a must-win game.

Under 15 Hurling: North ‘B’ quarter final v Moneygall/Clonakenny this Thursday in Toomevara at 6.30pm.

Under 13 Hurling: North ‘C’ hurling quarter final v Ballinahinch in Borrisokane this Thursday at 6.30pm.

Tipperary GAA Club Draw: Contact Kathleen Gleeson (0868694528) if interested in signing up. The first draw will take place in October. All members from last year will have received a brochure for this year’s draw, with subscription details included.

EuroMillions: Thanks to all our ticket sellers, promoters, and supporters for making the fundraiser a great success for the second year running. Thanks also to our generous sponsors: Killeen Bearings, Abbey Mills Roscrea, Arrabawn, Banagher Concrete, Loughnane Concrete, Smith’s Sand & Gravel, Lelagh; Liffey Mills, FBD Insurance, J&C Neville’s Roscrea, Gorman Hooper Dolan, Dan Lynch & Sons Portumna. Please support our sponsors.

                       


Lorrha Notes

Lorrha U14's in action recently

Birthday Greetings.

Many congratulations and good wishes are extended to Bridget Hartnett Ballymacegan on the occasion of her 90th birthday recently. Bridget celebrated the occasion with her two brothers Philip and Christy along with her own family in the Portumna Retirement Home. Happy birthday Bridget and we hope you had a great time and that you enjoyed the celebrations. Many good wishes for the future Bridget.

Trees on the Land. 

Application to plant trees are now open for the 2021/2022 season. Open to all landowners, farmers, smallholders, community groups, schools, colleges, councils, sports clubs, golf courses, gardeners and others. Tree packs are available for planting small woodland areas, hedgerows, shelter belts, coppice and apple trees. Application Fees apply to all tree packs and are based on €0.50c per tree. Apple trees are more expensive at €18 each.  The smallest tree packs start at €6.
There are sponsored tree schemes for schools, colleges, farms, sports clubs, golf clubs, community groups and councils, details on the website.
The applications for trees will close at 6pm on Friday 8th October 2021.  This deadline applies to all landowners and tree planting schemes.  All of the information about the project and details for making an application are on the website at the following link. https://www.treesontheland.com/plant-trees-2021-2022Email: imogen@treesontheland.com Website: www.treesontheland.com

Free Collection.

Tipperary householders are being urged to bring their electrical and electronic waste to a free collection. The event, hosted by Bord na Móna Recycling in partnership with WEEE Ireland, takes place Saturday, September 4, at Springfort Cross, Nenagh from 10am to 3pm, in accordance with Covid-19 guidelines. All household items with a plug or a battery will be accepted free of charge, including old washing machines, TVs, toasters and kettles, electronic tools and toys, cables, IT equipment, mobile phones, remote controls, and even watches. In 2020, the equivalent of 225,182 tonnes of CO2 emissions were avoided by recycling e-waste through the WEEE Ireland Scheme as opposed to landfilling. That is the equivalent of the annual carbon consumption of 4,504 hectares of trees.

Free Mattress Recycling Day.

In conjunction with Tipperary County Council's Anti-Dumping Initiative 2021 mattresses will be taken in free of change on the following days at these Civic Amenity Site. Nenagh on the 10th September 2021 from 8:30-12:30 and 13:00-15:30 and at the Roscrea Civic Amenity Site on the 10th September 2021 from 8:30-12:30 and 13:00-15:30. This service is for domestic households only – Strictly no commercial use. Only clean and dry mattresses will be accepted. Contaminated mattresses posing a health or safety hazard will not be accepted. A maximum of 4 mattresses per customer (normal fees will apply for quantities greater than 4 mattresses). Normal charges will apply for any and all other waste items presented on the day.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to the Brophy family, Lisballyard on the death of Mary which occurred on Sunday 29th. May she rest in peace.

Network Meeting.

Local people who are blind or vision impaired are invited to attend NCBI’s Midwest Region Local Advocacy Network Meeting on Thursday the 2nd of September from 2 – 3 pm. It is an online meeting using TEAMS. Link will be distributed upon registering for the event. The Local Advocacy Network provides a platform for people in the local community to work together to break down barriers they are facing in their area. You can find out more information about the Local Advocacy Network, including the link to register to attend on www.ncbi.ie, by calling us on 01 33 43 53 or emailing campaigns@ncbi.ie.

Hard Luck

Commiserations to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary senior camogie team who lost their bid to make it through to an All Ireland final when they went under to Galway in the semi final on Sunday last. What a great showing Clodagh and the girls made and it certainly won’t take much more work before the long awaited break comes. Hard luck Clodagh.  In the meantime, the girls are back preparing for the club championship before starting all over again with the county for the next season.

Portumna Day Care Centre

As Covid-19 restrictions continue to ease, the Portumna Day Care Centre team are making plans to reopen when conditions allow us to do so. To help us with our planning and to accommodate people within the available space in line with guidelines, we ask those that are interested in attending to send us their contact details, i.e. name, address and telephone number. New, as well as returning, attendees are most welcome! Please contact us with your details at: 087 430 2540 or portumnasocialservices@gmail.com  Volunteers are always needed, contact us at the same number if interested.

Courses.

Tipperary Education and Training Board, have a wide variety of courses available Phone 067 31250 or email nenagh@atipperaryetb.ie for more information. Please note that there are also classes in Borrisokane Community College

Church News.

Mass Times: 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. Borrisokane 7pm Saturday. Kilbarron: 8pm Saturday.  Terryglass: 9.30am Sunday. Borrisokane 10.30am Sunday. Please wear face masks in the Church.
The Rosary will continue to be recited before both masses each weekend.
Anyone wishing to book anniversary masses please contact the church sacristans, Agnes Slevin in Lorrha, and Mary Cleary in Rathcabbin.

First Friday.

The First Friday Mass on September 3rd, will be celebrated in Lorrha Church at 8.00pm.

Camino.

The Limerick-Killaloe Camino is a project being undertaken by the Church of Ireland. Please see following link for more information.  https://limerick.anglican.org/limerick-killaloe-camino/

Never Waste a Crisis.

On September 7th @ 7.30pm Trócaire will host a webinar called “Never Waste a Crisis” which explores the COVID-19 crisis in the context of business, human rights &  environmental activism, with reflections from Laudato Si’ and Fratelli Tutti. You can register for this webinar by contacting Trócaire.

Marriage Preparation.

In addition to completing a recognised pre-marriage course, couples need to fulfil the requirements set by the civil register which for this area is in Tyone Health Centre, Nenagh 067 46 480 crs.midwest@hse.ie. Obtain Baptism and Confirmation certs and Make an appointment with Priest and complete the pre-nuptial form.

Ordination.

The Ordination of Fr. Ger Nash, Bishop Elect of Ferns is being broadcast on St. Aidan’s Cathedral webcam; see https://www.staidanscathedral.ie/our-parish/webcam/ at 2.30pm on 5th September.

Interested in becoming a Samaritan volunteer?

Samaritans Ennis and Clare are currently seeking new volunteers for the autumn 2021training programme. Volunteers offer their time (approximately 3 to 4 hours a week) to help deliver a 24-hour emotional support service to callers from all walks of life.
If you are tolerant, open-minded, and willing to help others please call 085 1763491 or email ennis.branchrecruitment@samaritans.org for further information.

Support.

Alone Support manages a national support line and additional supports for people who have concerns or who are facing difficulties relating to Covid-19. Lines are open 7 days 8am - 8pm Call 0818 222 024

Lorrha Camogie.

Hard luck to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary Camogie team in the All Ireland Semi-final, they fought to the bitter end and were unlucky to convert their goal chances.  Clodagh represented her club, family and county exceptionally well throughout the campaign and the whole parish is proud of her. We wish her the best of luck in her future playing career, she is an inspiration to all our young male and female players.

U12 & U14 championship

Our U12s had their final match v Drom & Inch, going down  4-1 to 1-0 , they now proceed to a semi final, proposed to take place on the weekend of 4/5 September. The U14s semi final have yet to be decided.

Sympathy

Lorrha Camogie Club wish to extend our sympathy to the Brophy family on the passing of Mary Brophy. Mary was a fine camogie player and won her first medals with Lorrha in 1968 beating Knockshegowna  and Borrisokane in North tournaments. In fact, Mary’s late father Michael was the first North Board Chairman which was also formed in 1968. Mary went on to win many medals with Lorrha alongside her sister Agnes and her father Michael who was a selector. May Mary rest in peace.

GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €7,350. The numbers drawn on 30 August were: 4-8-19-22. 4 Match 3's share €180: Charlie Corrigan, Graham Houlihan, Eoin McIntyre, Stephen Reddan Greene. Promoters: Willie Fogarty, Kelly's, Mulrooney's Gala. Next Monday's draw will be for a jackpot of €7,500 with a Match 3 pot of €100 so make sure you are in the draw. Team 7 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Senior: Hard luck to the seniors who lost to St Mary’s in the first round of the Seamus O Riain Cup at the weekend. They take on Portroe in a fortnight’s time.

Junior Hurling: Hard luck to the junior B hurlers who lost to Portroe at the weekend. They take on Newport in their final game in two weeks time.

RIP: Sympathies to the Brophy family on the death of Mary Brophy, Lisballyard.


Lorrha Notes

Congratulations to Peter Seman and Daniel Flynn who launched their new company LocusFocus recently.

Birthday Greetings.

Congratulations and many good wishes are extended to Mary O’Meara, Redwood on the occasion of her 94th birthday. Mary celebrated the occasion recently with her family. Happy birthday Mary and we all hope you had a great time and that you enjoyed the celebrations. Many good wishes for the future Mary.

Well Done.

Congratulations is extended to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary senior camogie team who are through to the All Ireland semi-final after their six point win over Waterford last Saturday.  Tipp play Galway in the semi final on Sunday coming the 29th in what will be a big ask from the Tipp side.  Cork and Kilkenny will also be playing out the decider for the final. Both games take place in Croke Park and will be televised live on RTE from 1.30pm. Good luck Clodagh and enjoy the experience of playing on the ‘big stage’.

Lorrha Camogie.

Well done to Clodagh McIntyre on reaching the All Ireland semi final with Tipp and good luck  Clodagh  in the semi final in Croke Park.

A light bulb moment. New EU energy labels – what is changing?

New energy labels are coming into effect on September 1st to bring EU consumers a better understanding of their carbon footprint and energy consumption.
A brand-new version of the widely-recognised EU energy label for light bulbs and light sources will be applicable in all shops and online retailers from September 1st 2021 with an 18-month transition period for products already on the market.  The most important change is a return to a simple A-G scale on energy labels because more and more products are now achieving ratings as A, A+ or A++ according to the current scale causing confusion for consumers.  The new energy label will leave empty energy efficiency classes at the top of the scale for advancing technologies and to encourage manufacturers to develop more energy efficient products. Eco-design rules are mandatory for almost all lamps sold in the EU.  From 1 September 2021, the existing rules will be repealed and replaced to include circular economy requirements.   WEEE Ireland maintain that 3.2 million light bulbs were recycled in Ireland in their last full recorded year in 2019 and 38,000 tonnes of electrical waste was taken back from landfill for use in manufacturing again.” The new energy labels will give clarity on energy efficiency for consumers and also ensure that businesses continue to innovate.  See www.solus.ie

Courses.

Tipperary Education and Training Board, have a wide variety of courses available Phone 067 31250 or email nenagh@atipperaryetb.ie for more information. Please note that there are also classes in Borrisokane Community College

Church News.

Mass Times: 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. Borrisokane 7pm Saturday. Kilbarron: 8pm Saturday.  Terryglass: 9.30am Sunday. Borrisokane 10.30am Sunday. Please wear face masks in the Church.
The Rosary will continue to be recited before both masses each weekend.
Anyone wishing to book anniversary masses please contact the church sacristans, Agnes Slevin in Lorrha, and Mary Cleary in Rathcabbin.

Marriage Preparation.

In addition to completing a recognised pre-marriage course, couples need to fulfil the requirements set by the civil register which for this area is in Tyone Health Centre, Nenagh 067 46 480 crs.midwest@hse.ie. Obtain Baptism and Confirmation certs and Make an appointment with Priest and complete the pre-nuptial form.

Ordination.

The Ordination of Fr. Ger Nash, Bishop Elect of Ferns is being broadcast on St. Aidan’s Cathedral webcam; see https://www.staidanscathedral.ie/our-parish/webcam/ at 2.30pm on 5th September.

Care Service.

Accord Catholic Marriage Care Service CLG is currently recruiting volunteers to train as marriage preparation programme facilitators. Please email info@accord.ie to receive an application form. The closing date is Friday 27th August.

Season of Creation 2021

The season of creation is from 1st Sept. to 4th Oct. (Feast of St. Francis of Assisi)  The theme this year is ‘Restoring our common home’. The UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (COP26) in November will be one of the most decisive gatherings in modern history.190 world leaders will gather. Is there still hope of protecting the worst extremes of climate change, such as floods, fires, and famine? The answer is that there is still time, but what is needed to be done is very difficult and very expensive. Two reports this week have established that climate change is the result of human behaviour, behaviour that needs to change. In preparation for the UN COP 26 meeting there will be a petition known as the Healthy Planet, Healthy People Petition available at http://healthyplanetandpeople.org/ for dioceses, parishes, and individuals to sign. It is envisaged that this petition with signatures will be presented by Pope Francis to the Presidents of these upcoming UN conferences.

Interested in becoming a Samaritan volunteer?

Samaritans Ennis and Clare are currently seeking new volunteers for the autumn 2021training programme. Volunteers offer their time (approximately 3 to 4 hours a week) to help deliver a 24-hour emotional support service to callers from all walks of life.
If you are tolerant, open-minded, and willing to help others please call 085 1763491 or email ennis.branchrecruitment@samaritans.org for further information.

Support.

Alone Support manages a national support line and additional supports for people who have concerns or who are facing difficulties relating to Covid-19. Lines are open 7 days 8am - 8pm Call 0818 222 024

Cycle Against Suicide.

Michael O’Carroll from Lorrha has taken up a challenge to raise funds for the charity, cycle against suicide. TherapyHub.ie is helping people who are in need of direct mental health care. They also understand the need for mental health supports in the community and have therefore decided to enter a team into Cycle Against Suicide's Mizen to Malin event on September 19th.  Michael and his group have been training over the summer covering 1500km so far across 10 counties to raise awareness and funds for this charity. They have an official fundraising channel with CAS - https://gofund.me/1c56f5d2  Another Lorrha man Paddy Reddin will be trained as a ‘Community Buddy’ and money raised will go towards the training of not just Paddy but other people in different communities who will be there to help people with mental health issues. Michael and his group are hoping that the parish will get behind them and donate what you can to this worthy cause.

Camogie

Well done to Clodagh McIntyre with her blistering performance against Waterford, scoring 2 points and contributing to many more. Tipperary meet Galway in the All Ireland Camogie Semi Final In Croke Park, Sunday  29th August and we wish them the best of luck.

U15 John West Feile Competition

Tony Reddin Park , Lorrha was the location of  the Tipperary Camogie Division 4 matches last Saturday and despite an early threat of rain the day turned into a sunny occasion. Lorrha’s U14 team put in great performances in the 3 matches against Portroe, Templemore and Slieve Felim ending the morning with a hard fought victory over St Felim.  A big thank you to all those to contributed to the smooth running of the event , from preparing the pitches and facilities to the admin and first aid help on the day.

 U12 Competition.

Our U12s put in a strong performance against a tough Toomevara side which ended in a defeat. They play their last game v Drom & Inch this Thursday 26th before semi finals and finals take place in September.

GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €7,200 The numbers drawn on 23 August were: 4-14-30-32 No Match 3. Lucky Dips: Richard Bourke, Mgt Coughlan, Noreen Houlihan, John Kennedy (Ballyduff). Promoters: Mgt Gleeson, Eamonn Maher, Mulrooney's Gala. Next Monday's draw will be for a jackpot of €7,350 with a record Match 3 pot of €180 so make sure you are in the draw. Team 6 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Senior: The senior hurlers begin their Seamus Ó Riain championship campaign this Sunday in Templemore, where they take on St Mary's at 3.00pm. Tickets for the game must be ordered with Maureen Guinan (0872426965) and then collected and paid for on Friday at training. No tickets will be distributed on the gate on Sunday. Best of luck to the lads and the management.

Junior Hurling: Hard luck to the junior B hurlers who lost to Silvermines 2-19 to 0-11 in the second round of the North championship last Saturday. Best of luck to the lads in their game against Portroe this Saturday.

Tipperary: Congrats to Clodagh McIntyre two points for the Tipperary senior camogie team in their All-Ireland quarter final win over Waterford last Saturday. Best of luck to Clodagh and the team in Sunday's semi-final against Galway on Sunday.

Lorrha Parish Golf Outing: Congrats to Mike Coughlan who won the golf outing in Birr last Saturday, and to captain Eoghan Gormally on a well-ran competition. 1st - Mike Coughlan 39pts; 2nd - Colm Kennedy; 3rd - Micheal Lambe; 4th - Brian O'Meara. Kevin Hough will captain the society for 2022.

Rescue.
On Sunday evening, 22 August, Valentia Coast Guard requested Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat to launch to assist 2 people on an 18ft motor cruiser with engine failure, 2km north of Portumna Bridge above Lough Derg on the River Shannon.

At 6.40pm the lifeboat Jean Spier launched with helm Eleanor Hooker, crew Owen Cavanagh, Joe O’Donoghue and Doireann Kennedy on board. The lake was flat calm. Visibility was good.

RNLI volunteer crew Tom Hayes contacted his colleague Tom McGarry, the Lock Keeper at Portumna Bridge to inform him that the lifeboat would be at the bridge in twenty minutes, and requested he open the bridge please.

At 7pm the lifeboat arrived at Portumna Bridge where the Lock Keeper was waiting and opening the swing bridge. Once on the river, the lifeboat saw a vessel under tow by a personal watercraft.

After establishing that this was the vessel which had called for help, and that both people on board were safe, unharmed and wearing their lifejackets, the lifeboat determined the cause of the engine failure. The lifeboat took the tow from the personal watercraft, who returned north to his home harbour, and brought the motorboat to the Lough Derg side of Portumna Bridge.

After the casualty vessel was safely tied alongside, the skipper of the vessel told the crew his van and kit to fix his boat were across the bay at Terryglass Harbour.

Given the late hour with sunset timed for 8.44pm, the lifeboat helm decided to take the skipper to Terryglass Harbour where he could collect his van and drive back to his boat. The second person remained at Portumna Harbour.

The lifeboat departed Terryglass Harbour at 7.30pm and was back at Station at 7.50pm.

Jeremy Freeman, Deputy Launching Authority at Lough Derg RNLI, advises water users to ‘plan your passage, ensure you have sufficient fuel for your journey and plan to arrive at safe harbour before nightfall.’

 

A Chara,

Firstly, can I thank you for supporting the Tipperary GAA livestream initiative during the 2020 club championship season and I hope that you enjoyed viewing the various games you purchased.

This weekend will see Round 1 of the Dan Breen, Seamus Ó Riain and Intermediate hurling championships taking centre stage in what promises to be a great weekend of hurling around the county. The action will get underway on Friday evening when the 2020 county finalists Loughmore-Castleiney and Kiladangan renew acquaintances in Semple Stadium at 7pm in what should be another great game. With attendance numbers capped at 500 in Semple Stadium and 200 in other venues, Tipperary GAA have once again decided to give all our loyal supporters the opportunity to avail of our livestream service. There will be up to 40 games available to view over the coming weeks from various venues around the county and there are a number of purchase options to choose from. You can purchase a season pass for €120, which will give you access to all streamed games, a weekend pass for €25 which will give you access to all streamed games on that weekend, or you can purchase a single match pass for €10. All streamed games will have full live commentary from Stephen Gleeson and Paul Jenkins and analysis from various well known personalities. If you would like to avail of this fantastic service, all you have to do is go to https://page.inplayer.com/TipperaryGAA/ and select the option you want.

Thank you once again for your continued support.

Le Meas,

Jonathan Cullen / Seán Ó Cuileain

Public Relations Officer / Oifigeach Caidreamh Poiblí

Tipperary GAA / Tiobraid Arann

086 8098669

pro.tipperary@gaa.ie

www.tipperary.gaa.ie 

Smile Awhile


Lorrha Notes

Many congratulations to Aisling Dillon, daughter of Teresa and Robert, Lorrha and Willie Ryan, Clonoulty Rossmore who were married on Sat Aug 7th in St. Ruadhans Church Lorrha. The newly weds enjoyed a reception in The Hardiman Hotel, Galway afterwards with their family. We wish them good health and happiness in the years ahead.

 

Be Alert.

Gardai in Tipperary are reminding the public to be alert and be wary of phishing scam going around the county at present. Three incidents  have occurred in the North of the county in recent weeks.  Just two weeks ago around €2,000 was taken from separate phishing victims in Nenagh and Roscrea. The victim in the Roscrea area lost €1,400, while in Nenagh a sum of €600 was taken from the person’s account. The third incident occurred last week in Nenagh this time amounting to a loss of €18,000. Gardai are appealing to people not to reply to a text message on their phone asking them to click on a link, do not click on the link is the message the Gardai want to get out there. The Gardaí are asking people to be mindful that incidents of this nature have become very commonplace.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Patsy Hoctor and family, Clonmona on the death of her brother-in-law Jimmy Dilworth, Cabinteely, Dublin, which occurred recently after a long illness. Funeral took place in Dublin on Wednesday last. May he rest in peace.
Sympathy is also extended to the wife and family of Tom Carberry, formally Lorrha which occurred on Friday 13th in St. Brigid’s Hospice, The Curragh. After funeral Mass in St. Ruadhan’s Church, Lorrha on Tuesday last 17th burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.  

Good Luck.

We extend the best of luck to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary senior camogie girls when they meet Waterford in the All Ireland quarter final on Saturday 21st . The game will be played in Páirc Ui Chaoimh with throw in down for 6.45pm. Good luck Clodagh.

Well Done.

Congratulations to our own parish man Ken Hogan who steered St. Rynagh’s to county success when they played Kilcormac/Killoughey in the 2020 final on Saturday last. Great teamwork throughout.

12 to 15 year old Registaring For Covid Vaccine.

With registration for Covid-19 vaccinations for 12 to 15 year-olds now since 12th August, the HSE has issued guidance for parents and guardians. Getting a child vaccinated is a personal decision and some parents may be hesitant.  According to the information on the HSE website: “Getting vaccinated is particularly important if your child is aged 12 to 15 and has a health condition that puts them at higher risk of severe illness from Covid-19, or lives with someone who is at higher risk of Covid-19.” The HSE has provided the following information for parents who are undecided.
The benefits of the vaccine are, Covid-19 vaccines will protect your child from getting very unwell from Covid-19 if they have an existing health condition. It will also protect healthy 12 to 15 years old from mild to severe illness from Covid-19, multisystem inflammatory syndrome due to Covid-19, the risk of developing ‘long Covid' symptoms, such as tiredness and fatigue, spreading Covid-19 to others and the children who are vaccinated will be less likely to miss school and other activities because of Covid-19.
The HSE advises that it is very rare that Covid-19 causes serious illness, hospitalisation or death in children. Only one in 100,000 children who get Covid-19 have to go to hospital. The risk of needing intensive care treatment is very low. However, children with certain health conditions are at higher risk of severe illness. They are more likely to have to go to hospital with Covid-19.

The HSE has stressed that thousands of people worldwide, including children aged 12 to 15, have been vaccinated against Covid-19. The vaccines were tested on children during clinical trials. There have been no concerns reported about the safety of Covid-19 vaccines for children aged 12 to 15. Parents and guardians are reminded to take extra care to protect their children if they choose not to get them vaccinated. They are advised to avoid situations where a child could pick up the virus. Details on the HSE website at hse.ie.

Camogie Supporting Charity.

The Camogie Association is delighted to announce they are proudly supporting ISPCC Childline, through the final stages of the 2021 All Ireland Senior, Intermediate and Premier Junior Championships. Childline, Ireland’s 24-hour active listening service for all of those aged up to and including 18, is always there to listen to and support any child or young person around any issue which might be on their mind. The service has remained available every day and night since Covid-19 restrictions were first introduced in the country. It continues to receive up to 800 online contacts, texts and calls every day and night from children and young people who reach out for support in relation to topics including school, friendships, loneliness, mental health difficulties and more.

Heritage walk with Diarmuid McAree of Crann on Saturday 14th in Lorrha. "Opening our eyes to the trees around us". Lovely day.

Lorrha Heritage Event’s Success.

The damp conditions on Saturday last failed to upset the Lorrha Village walk with Forestry Consultant  Diarmuid McAree of Crann. “Opening our eyes to the trees around us” was a very informative and enjoyable talk and walk.  Organised by Lorrha Development Association in conjunction with Redwood Castle, the event was certainly very interesting where a lot was learnt from the morning stroll. The following day Sunday, The Heritage committee organized a successful “Picnic in the Park” supported by Lorrha Development Association. The sun shone on a wonderful action packed day with traditional music, dancing, children’s fancy dress and colouring competitions, hot food and fresh bakes, dramatic presentations and a teamwork art display by students from Bramble Art Studio. The two day events turned out to be a wonderful Heritage success in the village and all in celebration of National Heritage week. There was a host of people serving up great work which took hours of preparations behind the scenes and well done to all concerned.

Celine Guinan and Anne Marie Hough chatting during the heritage event "Bridging the Past" on Sunday last in Friars Park. 

Lorrha Camogie.

Well done to Ken Hogan as manager of St Ryanagh’s in winning the Offaly County final at the weekend.
U12s
Well done to our U12 squad and management who put in a superb team performance to outscore Roscrea for a well deserved win last week. Two more away games remain in their group versus Toomevara and Drom & Inch and we wish them well with them.
U14
Our U14 were awarded the last  game of their group by Carrick Swans, the next games have yet to be announced.
Best wishes and good luck to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary Senior Camogie team in their quarter final versus Waterford  this weekend in Pairc Ui Chaoimh. .

 

Congratulations to Leanne Sullivan and Lily Sherlock who both had a great game last week-end with the Tipperary U14 squad when the side drew with Limerick in the All Ireland series. This was a very tough game with Lily scoring a great goal while Leanne fed the forwards from centre field.  Well done girls and keep up the good work.

Final Reminder.

Lorrha Annual Parish Golf outing will take place this year at Birr Golf course on Saturday 21st August. Time sheet from 9am to 11am. Contact Tony Coen (087) 621 9639) or captain Owen Gormley (089)248 7369) to book in.

Church News.

Mass Times: 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. Borrisokane 7pm Saturday. Kilbarron: 8pm Saturday.  Terryglass: 9.30am Sunday. Borrisokane 10.30am Sunday. Please wear face masks in the Church.
The Rosary will continue to be recited before both masses each weekend.
Anyone wishing to book anniversary masses please contact the church sacristans, Agnes Slevin in Lorrha, and Mary Cleary in Rathcabbin.

Marriage Preparation.

In addition to completing a recognised pre-marriage course, couples need to fulfil the requirements set by the civil register which for this area is in Tyone Health Centre, Nenagh 067 46 480 crs.midwest@hse.ie. Obtain Baptism and Confirmation certs and Make an appointment with Priest and complete the pre-nuptial form.

GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €7050. The numbers drawn on 16 August were: 4-25-26-28. No Match 3. Lucky Dips: MMM Brophy, Christine Gantley, Sharon O'Donnell, Ann Gallagher. Promoters: Pauline Hoctor, Noreen Houlihan, D&K Mannion. Next Monday's draw will be for a jackpot of €7200 with a Match 3 pot of 160e so make sure you are in the draw. Team 5 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support. The lotto jackpot is at €7,200 with a match 3 pot of €160. You can play online at clubforce.com while lotto envelopes can be dropped off at the clubhouse, Mulrooney's The Ferry, Kelly's Rathcabbin, or at the Scéal shop Lorrha. If you need lotto envelopes, contact Hubert Duggan (0872185995) or Kevin Molloy (0876738986).

Junior B Hurling: Well done to the junior B hurlers who got their North Championship campaign off to a great start, beating Burgess by 1-21 to 2-14 in Moatfield. The lads take on Silvermines this Saturday in Dolla at 6.30pm.

Lorrha Parish Golf Outing: Takes place this Saturday, 21st August in Birr Golf Club. Times available from 9-11.00am. Contact Tony Coen (0876219639) or captain Eoghan Gormally (0892487369) to book in.


Lorrha Notes BREAKING NEWS

Big change in Tipperary as Liam Sheedy steps away as manager after three years

 

Sean McGoldrick

August 16 2021 

Liam Sheedy has stepped down as Tipperary manager after three years in charge of the Premier County.

In a statement he said ‘the time was right for him to step away.’

In this year’s championship Tipperary were beaten by Limerick in the Munster final and lost to Waterford in a pulsating All-Ireland quarter-final, having exited at the same stage in 2020.

Sheedy guided Tipperary to their last All-Ireland success in 2019, having previously been at the helm when the Premier County won the Liam MacCarthy Cup in 2010. He ended his first three-year term in charge shortly after that win.

In a statement Sheedy said:

“When I returned towards the end of 2018 as Tipperary SH Manager, it was with the primary objective of Tipperary winning another All-Ireland SH championship. We did so in 2019 and having completed 3 years, I have decided that now is the right time for me to step away.

“I have enjoyed the 3 years immensely and even though none of us expected or wished for the heartache and disruption that Covid-19 caused, I am well aware that sport, even when it was without attendances, played a big part in lifting people’s spirits in the last 12 months.

“I could not have undertaken this role without the help and support of so many people. I want to sincerely thank my wonderful management and backroom teams.

      

“The players I worked with over the last 3 years are an incredible group. Their ability, attitude and commitment were inspiring. I want to thank them all very much and wish them the very best for the future,” said Sheedy who also thanked his family for their support.

The Tipperary Board in a statement expressed their thanks to Sheedy and his management team of Darragh Egan, Eamon O’Shea, Tommy Dunne and Eoin Kelly.

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“Liam leaves the position today having brought great success to the county, guiding a great group of players to All Ireland success in 2019. We wish him well in his retirement and we thank him once again for all he has done for Tipperary GAA and in particular Tipperary hurling.”

In 2018, Sheedy got the job ahead of Liam Cahill who had enjoyed much success with underage teams in his native county. Cahill subsequently became Waterford senior manager, guiding them to a surprise All-Ireland final appearance last year and a place in the last four this year.

He will now be a leading contender to succeed Sheedy with Tipperary.


Lorrha Notes

Lorrha Heritage Events Reminder.

This year the Heritage Council of Ireland will celebrate our cultural and natural heritage from Saturday 14th to Sunday 22nd August. All over Ireland, communities will come together to commemorate our physical and cultural past and explore ways in which it can be preserved for the future.  Lorrha, once the capital of old Ireland, because of its proximity to the Shannon and Lough Derg, will start its own celebration on Saturday morning 14th August, with a guided walk around the village. “Opening our eyes to the trees around us” will be led by the imminent Diarmuid McAree of Crann. Diarmuid is a Forestry Consultant  and part-time university lecturer in UCD.  This free event with Lorrha Development Association in conjunction with Redwood Castle, begins at the Sceal Shop (E45 AO97) in the village at 11.OOam. Redwood Castle will be open for visitors from 2-6.  A self-guided walk of ten native Irish trees will be available at the castle.

Sunday’s Event.

“A Picnic in the Park” sponsored by Lorrha Development Association takes place in Friars Park, Lorrha, on Sunday 15th August from 2.30pm to 5.00pm. This will be an action packed day with traditional music, dancing, children’s fancy dress and colouring competitions, hot food and fresh bakes, Sceal Shop, dramatic presentations and a teamwork art display by students from Bramble Art Studio. LOCUSFOCUS -  a new local business will be launched during the afternoon. The Friar’s tavern will be open on both days for a spot of fine dining or a couple of beverages.

Well Done.

Leanne Sullivan and Lily Sherlock are keeping the Lorrha flag flying with the Tipperary U14 squad. Between them they scored 2.2 in their win over Kilkenny in the U14 All Ireland series last week-end. Well done girls and the best of luck in the next game this coming weekend.

Timber Remains Scarce.

Tree planting throughout the county of Tipperary plummeted to an all time low of just 12 hectares last year compared to 1,195ha in 2000. Forestry licences are taking almost two years to process, even as a timber shortage continues to drive up prices of construction materials around the country. So timber will remain scarce and construction materials continue to get higher.
Forty licences were issued for afforestation projects in June for the entire country, another 58 licences were issued for forest road projects, and 317 licences were granted for tree felling according to data from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM), the licensing body for all commercial forestry activity in the country.
Mark McAuley, the director of Forest Industries Ireland, is of the opinion that the hugely bureaucratic approach and resulting processing times mean that the whole forest sector continues to be starved of afforestation projects and timber for the sawmills.  ‘Everyone is caught up in this, from the farmers, all the way to the builders merchants, who are short of the timber they need to supply Ireland’s housebuilders. This is a two-year-old problem that isn’t going away, and it won’t go away until the department revises its approach’ he said. Growing managed forests is also one of the most effective ways of removing harmful C02 from the atmosphere especially as we have the fastest growing trees in Europe and our trees literally hoover it up as they need it to grow.

Hard Luck.

Commiserations to the Lorrha senior hurling team who went under to Borris-lleigh 1.18 to 1.25 in the first round of the North Tipp SHC held on Friday evening last. Lorrha held their own in a exciting game of hurling and only succumbed in the last few minutes. Hard luck to both players and management.  They now await fixture for the county championship which gets up and going on August 29th.

Birthday Wishes.

A very happy birthday is extended to Sean O’Meara Cullagh who celebrated his 95th birthday recently with his family. Happy birthday Sean and we all hope you had a great time on the day and that you enjoyed the celebrations with your family.

Lorrha Camogie.

Well done to Lily Sherlock and Leanne Sullivan who between them scored 2. 2 in their win over Kilkenny in the U14 All Ireland series. Best of luck in their next game this coming weekend.
Clodagh McIntyre scored a great goal versus Wexford to top their group and best of luck to her and the Tipperary Senior Camogie team in their quarter final versus Waterford on August 21st .

Our U12s met a very strong Silvermines team in Dolla last week but put in a great team performance , battling to the very end. Next 2 games are at home v Burgess and St. Cronans, Roscrea on the 10th and 13th of August.

A superb performance all around the pitch by our U14s in their hard fought victory versus Moneygall saw them win out on a 5-3 to 4-1 score line , the final games of their championship have yet to be announced.

Best wishes to Caoimhe Kennedy and Kate O’Meara who depart this week to work in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Two great players who have given many years of loyal service to both Lorrha and camogie in general. They have won many camogie and hurling titles with the club from juvenile up and have given many memorable performances in a Lorrha jersey. They will be solely missed from the team and from the Lorrha Club in general.

Book Now.

Lorrha Annual Parish Golf outing will take place this year at Birr Golf course on Saturday 21st August. Time sheet from 9am to 11am. Contact Tony Coen (087) 621 9639) or captain Owen Gormley (089)248 7369) to book in.

Cemetery Mass Reminder.

Lorrha cemetery Mass will take place on Saturday August 14th at 6.30 pm. and Terryglass cemetery Mass on Sunday 8th August at 9.30am.

Mass Times: 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. Borrisokane 7pm Saturday. Kilbarron: 8pm Saturday.  Terryglass: 9.30am Sunday. Borrisokane 10.30am Sunday. Please wear face masks in the Church.
The Rosary will continue to be recited before both masses each weekend.
Anyone wishing to book anniversary masses please contact the church sacristans, Agnes Slevin in Lorrha, and Mary Cleary in Rathcabbin.

Rosary.

The Rosary will continue to be recited before both masses each weekend. Please come along early and join us in this special prayer to Our Lady.

Marriage Preparation.

In addition to completing a recognised pre-marriage course, couples need to fulfil the requirements set by the civil register which for this area is in Tyone Health Centre, Nenagh 067 46 480 crs.midwest@hse.ie. Obtain Baptism and Confirmation certs and Make an appointment with Priest and complete the pre-nuptial form.

GAA News.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €6,900. The numbers drawn on 9 August were: 2-3-27-31. No Match 3. Lucky Dips: Annie Reddish, Jason and Noreen, Andrew Dagg, Agnes Sherlock. Promoters: Willie Fogarty, Kelly's, Internet. Next Monday's jackpot is €7,050 with €140 Match 3 pot with Team 4 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Junior B Hurling: Best of luck to the lads who open their championship this Saturday in Moatfield against Burgess at 6:45pm.

Senior hurling: Hard luck to the the senior hurling team who lost Borris-Ileigh in the North Championship last Friday. The lads will be out again in Seamus O Riain Cup against St Mary’s Clonmel in last weekend in August.

Lorrha Parish Golf Outing: Takes place on Saturday 21st August in Birr Golf Club. Times available from 9-11.00am. Contact Tony Coen (0876219639) or captain Eoghan Gormally (0892487369) to book in.

Cemetery mass: This Saturday 14th August, there will be an outdoor cemetery mass for deceased members of the parish in Lorrha at 6.30pm. All are welcome.


Lorrha Notes

Final Reminder.

Rathcabbin Hall committee finish up their clothes collection on Friday August 6th. If you have any  unwanted clean clothes or bedclothes  (no duvets or pillows) or if you want to make room in the wardrobe for the Autumn collection, now is your chance to do a clean out and also help raise some funds for the Rathcabbin Hall renovation fund.  You can call Clare on (087) 1364936 or Marie on (087) 6129053 for further assistance with drop off. Your contribution is much appreciated.

Lorrha Heritage Events

This year the Heritage Council of Ireland will celebrate our cultural and natural heritage from Saturday 14th to Sunday 22nd August. All over Ireland, communities will come together to commemorate our physical and cultural past and explore ways in which it can be preserved for the future.  Lorrha, once the capital of old Ireland, because of its proximity to the Shannon and Lough Derg, will start its own celebration on Saturday morning 14th August, with a guided walk around the village. “Opening our eyes to the trees around us” will be led by the imminent Diarmuid McAree of Crann. Diarmuid is a Forestry Consultant  and part-time university lecturer in UCD.  This free event with Lorrha Development Association in conjunction with Redwood Castle, begins at the Sceal Shop (E45 AO97) in the village at 11.OOam. Redwood Castle will be open for visitors from 2-6.  A self-guided walk of ten native Irish trees will be available at the castle.

“A Picnic in the Park” sponsored by Lorrha Development Association takes place in Friars Park, Lorrha, on Sunday 15th August from 2.30pm to 5.00pm. This will be an action packed day with traditional music, dancing, children’s fancy dress and colouring competitions, hot food and fresh bakes, Sceal Shop, dramatic presentations and a teamwork art display by students from Bramble Art Studio. LOCUSFOCUS -  a new local business will be launched during the afternoon. The Friar’s tavern will be open on both days for a spot of fine dining or a couple of beverages.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Kathleen Hughes and family Portland on the death of her brother –in-law Martin Quinn, Cavan which occurred recently. After funeral Mass in St. Dympna’s Church Lavey, burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Have Your Say.

Tipperary County Council has prepared a Draft County Development Plan 2022 – 2028 as the first consolidated plan for the County and they invite the public to view the Draft Plan and make submissions on the contents if wished. The Draft Plan is accompanied by a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Environmental Report, an Appropriate Assessment (AA) Natura Impact Report and a Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA). The Draft Plan consists of five volumes: 1: Written Statement, 2. Settlement Plans and Serviced Land Assessment. 3. Housing Strategy, Renewable Energy Strategy, Landscape Character Assessment, Rural Housing Design Guide, Design and Best Practice Guidelines for Cluster Housing, Development
Management Standards and Statement of Compliance with Ministerial Guidelines. 4. Built Heritage, including Record of Protected Structures. 5. Environmental Assessments including SEA, AA and SFRA. The Draft Plan is available for inspection from Friday 30th of July 2021 until Friday 15th of October 2021 inclusive (excluding public holidays) and may be viewed at https://www.tipperarycoco.ie/cdp at  Civic Offices, Tipperary County Council, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, E45 A099 or in All Tipperary County Council Libraries.  In-person viewing of the is by appointment only on 076 106 5000.

Commiserations.

Hard luck to Darragh Guinan and the Tipperary Minor team and management after they were beaten by Waterford in the Munster semi-final at Pairc Ui Rinn on Tuesday evening 27th.July.
Also to Brian Hogan and the Tipperary senior hurling team who went under against Waterford in the All-Ireland SCH quarter-final on Saturday last.

Well Done.

Congratulations  to Clodagh McIntyre  and the Tipp senior camogie team on their victory over Wexford last week-end. Clodagh got her name on the score sheet when she split open the backs and crashed a goal to the Wexford net. Well done Clodagh and the best of luck on your next outing against Waterford in the All Ireland quarter final.

Repair & Reuse Directory.

Tipperary Environment and Climate Action Section has compiled a Repair & Reuse Directory to list all service providers in Co. Tipperary that offer repair and reuse services as part of a waste prevention initiative. This is an effort to encourage people to repair or reuse items rather than throw them away. The booklet was compiled after the Council sought assistance from the public to compile the list of businesses and repair people operating locally. The booklet is available libraries and in the Civic Office in Nenagh.
Tipperary County Council wants to support and expand the existing repair economy in County Tipperary as this is a growing sector offering opportunities for local employment. Repairing and reusing products is not only good for the environment as it saves resources and prevents waste but it is also good for the local economy as jobs in the repair industry tend to be local.
Repairs relating to shoes, clothes alterations, electrical repairs to home appliances, furniture repairs, computer repairs, mobile phone repairs, clock and watch repairs are typical repair services listed.
This booklet is part 1 and the Council plan on an even bigger and better part 2 in the future. If you want to be included, know someone who provides such a service or any repair or reuse service, contact 0761 06 5000. There is no cost involved to have your business listed  in the directory nor will a listing be a commendation from the Council, the objective of having the Repair Directory is to enable people to know who is available locally that can repair items. All that is needed is the business name, address and contact phone number and details on the type of service they provide.

Annual Outing.

Lorrha Annual Parish Golf outing will take place this year at Birr Golf course on Saturday 21st August. Time sheet from 9am to 11am. Contact Tony Coen (087) 621 9639) or captain Owen Gormley (089)248 7369) to book in.

Age Action Ireland.

Age Action’s Care and Repair prioritises carrying out jobs in the homes of older people who are being discharged from hospital; we would support them to make sure their home is safe. It’s a free service delivered nationwide. careandrepair@ageaction.ie.

Church News.

First Friday Mass.

The monthly First Friday Mass on 6th August  will be celebrated  in Rathcabbin Church at 8pm.

Cemetery Mass.

Lorrha cemetery Mass will take place on Saturday August 14th at 6.30 pm. and Terryglass cemetery Mass on Sunday 8th August at 9.30am.

Mass Times: 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. Borrisokane 7pm Saturday. Kilbarron: 8pm Saturday.  Terryglass: 9.30am Sunday. Borrisokane 10.30am Sunday. Please wear face masks in the Church.
The Rosary will continue to be recited before both masses each weekend.
Anyone wishing to book anniversary masses please contact the church sacristans, Agnes Slevin in Lorrha, and Mary Cleary in Rathcabbin.

Rosary.

The Rosary will continue to be recited before both masses each weekend. Please come along early and join us in this special prayer to Our Lady.

Marriage Preparation.

In addition to completing a recognised pre-marriage course, couples need to fulfil the requirements set by the civil register which for this area is in Tyone Health Centre, Nenagh 067 46 480 crs.midwest@hse.ie. Obtain Baptism and Confirmation certs and Make an appointment with Priest and complete the pre-nuptial form.

GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €6,750. The numbers drawn on 2nd August were: 2-12-19-29. No Match 3. Lucky Dips: Martin Kennedy, Carmel&Christy Molloy, Celine Cleary, Michael O'Meara (Lissernane). Promoters: Madeleine Maher, Eamonn Maher, Mulrooney's Gala. Next Monday's draw will be for a jackpot of €6,900 with a Match 3 pot of €120 so make sure you are in the draw. Team 3 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Senior Hurling: Best of luck to the senior hurling team who take on Borris-Ileigh in the North Championship this Friday in Nenagh at 7.00pm.

Tipperary: Well done to Clodagh McIntyre who scored a goal for Tipperary in their group stage win over Wexford. The team are now through to the quarter finals where they will take on Waterford. Hard luck to Brian Hogan, Patrick Maher and all connected with the Tipperary senior hurlers.

Tipperary GAA draw: There was some good news from the final Tipp Draw for 2020/2021 as Barry Gleeson, Lordspark, won a €1000 prize while Ger Slevin, Rathcabbin won €200. Thanks to all who have supported and promoted the draw this year.

EuroMillions: Thanks to all who have bought or sold tickets, and supported us in any way.

Lorrha Parish golf Outing: Takes place on Saturday 21st August in Birr. Times available from 9-11.00am. Contact Tony Coen (0876219639) or captain Eoghan Gormally (0892487369) to book in.