Lorrha/Dorrha
 

Local News

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

Denis Duffy and William Harding enjoying the Lorrha Medal Presentation night held recently.

Enrolment

Lorrha National School are accepting enrolment for September 2018. Application forms can be collected from the school or call (090) 9747295 and we will post one to you. The form is also available to download on our school web site  www.lorrhans.ie. Our annual open day will take place this year on Wednesday March 14th from 1.00p.m. This is an opportunity for parents to come and view the school and talk to the teachers. If this time is not suitable, you can contact us on the above to make an appointment. Bus travel available on different routes, details available in school.

Church News.

Stations of the Cross each Friday during Lent at 7.00pm in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin followed by Mass at 7.30pm.
Change of Venue:  The joint cluster meeting with Odran and Cois Deirge for Parish Pastoral members, musical directors, priests, sacristans and other interested parties will now take place on Tuesday 20th February at 7.30pm in St. Mary’s Secondary School, Nenagh . This is an important meeting as regards Pastoral Planning.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to the relatives of Paddy Ryan, Newmarket on Fergus and late of Gurteen, Rathcabbin who died on Monday 12th February. After funeral Mass in Our Lady of the Wells Church on Wednesday 14th burial took place in Lemenagh cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Well Done.

Congratulations is extended to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary Minor camogie team who recorded a great win 4.10 to 1.8 over Offaly on Sunday last in the first round of the championship and to Patrick “Bonner” Maher and John Madden when Tipp beat Wexford 3.21 to 1.21 on Saturday night last in Thurles.

Tracing Relations.

Loretta Harper is tracing her Quirke and Bourke Relations. Patrick Quirke married Catherine Bourke on Feb 2nd 1831. Their children Thomas born 1839 and Anne born 1848 were baptised in Lorrha & Dorrha, so it could have been in either end of the parish. Anyone who thinks they might be able to shed some light on this can leave a message on (086) 8647166 please or email info@lorrhadorrha.ie

Date for Your Diary

The North Tipperary Ploughing Championships will take place on Sunday March 4th  at 12.30 pm in Lisbony, Nenagh by kind permission. More details later.

Open Evening.

Redwood NS Open Evening will be held on Thursday, 15th March at 7p.m. This is a great opportunity to visit the school, meet with the teachers, view the resources in the school and see the variety of activities carried out during the school year. Enrolment forms are available from the school now or can be downloaded from our website www.redwoodns.ie. If any parents would like to arrange a private viewing of the school and to meet the teachers please contact the school on 090 9747186 to arrange an appointment.

De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the new collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and mats including bath toilet and shower mats soiled or wet clothing but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village. Many thanks for your continued support.

GAA News

Senior: Lorrha will begin their County League Division 2 campaign on weekend 3-4 March. Lorrha have been grouped with Kilruane MacDonaghs, Holycross/Ballycahill, JK Brackens, Burgess and Newport. Lorrha's North Championship first round game with Kilruane MacDonaghs has been fixed for Easter Sunday, 1st April at 1.30pm in Nenagh, as part of a double-header with Toomevara v Roscrea.

Minor: Lorrha Rovers Gaels have been drawn away to Inane Rovers in the semi-final of the North Minor 'A' Football Championship. This game will be played over weekend 3-4 March.

Under 14: Lorrha were knocked out of the North Feile Peil 'B' at the semi-final stage last Saturday following a 4-7 to 0-1 defeat away to Newport. The previous week, Lorrha defeated Kiladangan in the quarter final. The North Football Championship will begin on 28th March. Lorrha play Kiladangan next Monday, 26th February in the Feile 'B' Hurling quarter final in Puckane at 6.30pm

Membership: for 2018 is now due. €90 – Adult player; €50 – Minor/College student; €30 – Non-playing Adult (+€70 extra for gym membership); €20 – Juvenile (16 & under); €90 – Family (2 adults & 2 children, capped at €100 for three or more children). Closing date for all adult and juvenile players is 28th February while the closing date for all membership is 31st March. It is important to remember that our total number of adult members by 31st March is the number the County Board will use towards our ticket allocations for Tipperary games so it is in your interest to have membership paid by then. Membership can be paid to registrar Louise Mannion or online at www.locallotto.ie. A membership registration night will take place in Moatfield on Thursday 1st March from 8-9pm.

Poker Classic: The annual Lorrha GAA Poker Classic takes place in the GAA Centre on Saturday 10th March at 9.00pm. Entry free is €20 with €1500 pro rata prize money.

First Aid Course: The club have organised a First Aid Course on Thursday 15th March in the GAA Centre. We need 12 people to take part. Cost €10 per head. Anyone interested to contact Louise Mannion 0876598387.

Healthy Club Project: The club is delighted to announce that it has been chosen as one of 92 clubs nationally to take part in phase 3 of the GAA's Healthy Club project. In the coming year, we will be planning events to promote healthy living in the club and community.

Street Lighting: The club would like to thank Councillor Michael O'Meara and Tipperary County Council for erecting the street lighting at Moatfield which were turned on last week. The lighting goes a long way to improving public safety at the venue all year round.

Third Level: Hard luck to Patrick Maher who was on the Dublin IT panel who were defeated in the Fitzgibbon Cup semi-final last week by DCU. Best of luck to Brian Hogan who is part of the NUI Maynooth panel who are in the Ryan Cup semi-finals this weekend.

Tipperary: Congratulations to Eoin McIntyre on his call-up to the Tipperary senior hurling panel, joining Brian Hogan and Patrick Maher, the latter scoring 1-2 in Tipperary's league win over Wexford last Saturday.
Well done also to Clodagh McIntyre who started at corner forward for the Tipperary minor camogie team in their All Ireland Championship round 1 win over Offaly on Sunday.

Lotto: Our jackpot is €3,900 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: continues on Friday night with music of Checkers, from 9.30pm til late.


Lorrha Notes

Patrick "Bonner" Maher and Brian Hogan were the special guests who presented the Lorrha U11 and U12 with their medals on Saturday night last in the clubhouse. 

John Madden was the special guest who presented the U21 and Junior teams with their medals on Saturday night last in the clubhouse. Pictured here with John is club chairman William Harding and Hubert Duggan. 

Congratulations and many good wishes is extended to Willie Dolan, Lissernane and St. Kieran’s Care Home Rathcabbin, on the occasion of his 96th birthday. The management and staff of St. Kieran’s threw a party for Willie which was attended by his family. Well done Willie and you are wished many more to come.

Be Safe.

The Garda Crime Prevention Officer is advising the public to remember to check their front and back doors at night before going to bed to ensure they are locked and secured switch on alarm. Remember to make sure car keys are kept away from letter box and not in coat pockets hanging at front doors. Secure them away from front doors, maybe in kitchen drawer or upstairs.

Church News.

Ash Wednesday is this coming Wednesday, 14th February and is a day of Fast & Abstinence. Ash Wednesday  - 7.30pm Mass and distribution of ashes in Rathcabbin Church.
Come And See week end for men discerning a priestly vocation. Venue – Pallotine Gollege Thurles, on Friday 23rd February at 6:00pm. Concludes on Saturday at 3:00pm. Booking essential – tel. 086 2777139. Event is free.

Bishop Fintan Monaghan will lead the 62nd Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes from Shannon Airport on Tuesday 26th June, returning on Sun 1st July.  €695 full board for online booking at  www.joewalshtours.ie  or €705 for paper booking.  Special section for sick or assisted pilgrims at  a reduced price. Early booking is advisable, Full details from Fr.Tom Ryan, Pilgrimage Director  061 364133.

World Meeting of Families 2018: Registration for all WMOF 2018 is open via www.worldmeeting2018.ie Individual  pilgrims and families can now register for the main three-day WMOF2018 Congress from August 22nd – 24th, guaranteeing your ticket(s) for the Festival of Families on Saturday 25th August and for the Closing Mass on Sunday 26th August.  Don’t miss out on these once in a generation events.  Register now.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to the Corrigan and White families Portland on the death of Julia Leahy (nee Corrigan) Tynagh which occurred on Sunday February 4th suddenly. Predeceased by her husband Michael and sister Eileen. Survived by her sons Seamus and Michael, daughter Kathleen, daughter-in-law Mary, son-in-law Michael. Grandmother of Colin, Adrian, Emma, Michaerl and Martin. Loving sister of Kathleen, Christine, Nance and Murt, sister-in-law, brother-in -law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and a wide circle of friends. After funeral Mass in St. Laurence's Church, Tynagh, on Thursday 8th  burial took place in Tynagh Cemetery. May she rest in peace.
Sympathy is extended to Liam King and family Ballymacegan and Seamus and family Cashel on the death of their sister Marjorie Hamill, Ballinasloe which occurred on Sunday February 4th. after a short illness. Wife of the late David and devoted loving mother of Andrew and Jane. Deeply regretted by her loving sister Maura Reynolds (Mountrath) and brothers Seamus and Liam, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, neighbours and a wide circle of friends. After funeral Mass on Wednesday 7th in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Creagh burial took place in Creagh Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Late Michael Flynn.

The peaceful death took place of Michael (Micky) Flynn, Redwood, Lorrha and formerly of Woolwich, London.  He is survived by his wife Lynne, sons Daniel and Sean, brother Patrick, sister Margaret, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbours to whom sympathy is extended. After funeral Mass on Thursday Feb. 8th in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church, Rathcabbin, burial took place in Bonoham Cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Late Moira O’Meara.

The death occurred on Sunday February 11th of Moira O’Meara (Nee Bennett Fivealley) Lisballyard, Rathcabbin.  Predeceased by her husband Edward she is survived by her daughters Breda (Borrisokane), Ellen (Eyrecourt) son Michael (Rathcabbin), son-in-law Barry, daughter-in-law Caroline, grandchildren, her sisters Nancy & May, neices, nephews, relatives, neighbours and many friends to whom sympathy is offered.
After funeral Mass in St. Ruadhan’s Church Lorrha on Tuesday morning the 13th  burial took place in the adjoining graveyard. May she rest in peace.

News from Lorrha School.

We extend congratulations to Liam and Rebecca and to all the pupils in the parish, who were confirmed by Bishop Fintan Monahan when he administered the Sacrament of Confirmation in St. Ruadhan’s Church recently. We thank Bishop Fintan and Fr. Pat for all their assistance. Also thanks to the parish pastoral council for providing refreshments in the school afterwards and to all who helped out in whatever way to make the occasion an memorable one for the children and their families.

Applications are now invited for enrolment for September 2018 in Scoil Lua Naofa. An application form can be collected from the school or call (090) 9747295 and we will post one to you. The form is also available to download on our school web site www.lorrhans.ie

First and second class pupils attended an indoor hurling blitz on Thursday Feb 8th in Cloughjordan GAA Centre.  All enjoyed the day and our thanks to the organizers.

The Sacraments of Reconciliation/Communion for Life, for 2nd class pupils will take place in Redwood Church on Thursday March 8th at 7.00p.m.

We will be holding an open day on March 14th. from 1.00pm and all are invited to attend. Anyone wishing to speak with teachers outside of this time, please call the school or drop us an email (see above) to arrange an appointment.

Tracing Relations.

Loretta Harper is tracing her Quirke and Bourke Relations. Patrick Quirke married Catherine Bourke on Feb 2nd 1831. Their children Thomas born 1839 and Anne born 1848 were baptised in Lorrha & Dorrha, so it could have been in either end of the parish. Anyone who thinks they might be able to shed some light on this can leave a message on (086) 8647166 please or email info@lorrhadorrha.ie

Well Done.

Congratulations is extended to Elaine Hogan and Trevor Hogan who were part of the Tipperary Badminton team who won the Munster Final grade G on Sunday last in Limerick.The team beat Clare and Waterford before progressing to beat a strong Kerry side in the final. They now go on to the All Ireland final which will be held in April. Well done Elaine and Trevor and all the best in the All-Ireland final.

Date for Your Diary

The North Tipperary Ploughing Championships will take place on Sunday March 4th  at 12.30 pm in Lisbony, Nenagh by kind permission. More details later.

De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the new collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and mats including bath toilet and shower mats soiled or wet clothing but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village. Many thanks for your continued support.


Lorrha Notes

Congratulations and well done to the Twelve pupils from the three schools in the parish who received the Sacrament of Confirmation from Bishop Fintan Monahan (pictured above) on Saturday last in St. Ruadhan’s Church, Lorrha. Bishop Fintan and Fr. Pat joined with parishioners and visitors for a welcome cup of tea which was served by the Parish Pastoral Council afterwards in Lorrha school. Well done to all concerned on such a lovely occasion in the lives of those young people.  Pic: Rose Mannion

 Minister of state for the OPW and Flood Relief Kevin 'Boxer' Moran visited Carrigahorig village along with Deputy Lowry and Cllr Michael O Meara to see first hand the Flooding off Lough Derg onto the N65 Borrisokane to Portumna road. The Minister was fully aware that this road was flooded for a 6 week period in 2015." My Department has been working closely with the TII to come up with a solution for this road and 60,000 euro has been provided for a survey and design at this site. Also there has been a flood assessment and ecology report done in 2017 " says Minister Moran. Cllr O Meara said that the Minister assured him that his Department will work closely with the TII and Tipperary Co Council to get this project started.  Pic: Rose Mannion.

Thank You

Rathcabbin Players have enjoyed a wonderful six night run with a new two act comedy ‘Nobody’s Talking to Me’ written by Tommy Marren and produced by Marian Frawley. The group wish to sincerely thank everyone who supported the play in whatever way. It was a wonderful success and because of you this could not have happened. Already we are looking forward to planning next year’s production and hope to see you all back again. Thanks once again for your support. Special thanks to our producer Marian Frawley who did a great job with the cast. We offer our sympathies to Teresa Ryan Feehan who played the part of Minnie, on the death of her uncle Jack Ryan (Crinkill) which occurred on January 24th. May he rest in peace.

Late Bridget O’Meara.

The peaceful death occurred of Bridget O’Meara, The Lake, Lorrha, Co. Tipperary, on January 30th, 2018  in St. Conlon’s Nursing Home, Nenagh. Predeceased by her brother Liam, her adored niece Bridget (better known as Gully) and sister Maryanne, she will be sadly missed by her brothers Sean, Thomas and Flan, her sister Freda (Tierney), sister-in-law Marie, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends. After funeral Mass in St. Ruadhan's Church, Lorrha on Friday Feb 2nd.  burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Church News.

Come And See week end for men discerning a priestly vocation. Venue – Pallotine Gollege Thurles, on Friday 23rd February at 6:00pm. Concludes on Saturday at 3:00pm. Booking essential – tel. 086 2777139. Event is free.

 

World Meeting of Families 2018: Registration for all WMOF 2018 is open via www.worldmeeting2018.ie Individual  pilgrims and families can now register for the main three-day WMOF2018 Congress from August 22nd – 24th, guaranteeing your ticket(s) for the Festival of Families on Saturday 25th August and for the Closing Mass on Sunday 26th August.  Don’t miss out on these once in a generation events.  Register now.

Killaloe Diocese Pilgrimage to Lourdes:

Bishop Fintan Monaghan will lead the 62nd Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes from Shannon Airport on Tuesday 26th June, returning on Sun 1st July.  €695 full board for online booking at  www.joewalshtours.ie  or €705 for paper booking.  Special section for sick or assisted pilgrims at  a reduced price. Early booking is advisable, Full details from Fr. Tom Ryan, Pilgrimage Director  061 364133.

World Meeting of Families 2018:

Registration for all WMOF 2018 is open via www.worldmeeting2018.ie Individual  pilgrims and families can now register for the main three-day WMOF2018 Congress from August 22nd – 24th, guaranteeing your ticket(s) for the Festival of Families on Saturday 25th August and for the Closing Mass on Sunday 26th August.  Don’t miss out on these once in a generation events.  Register now.

Date for Your Diary

The North Tipperary Ploughing Championships will take place on Sunday March 4th  at 12.30 pm in Lisbony, Nenagh by kind permission. More details later.

De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the new collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and mats including bath toilet and shower mats soiled or wet clothing but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village. Many thanks for your continued support.

Starting Your Business Course.

Starting your own Business Course  starting in Birr on Wednesday 21st February. Running over 6 consecutive Wednesday evenings until 28th March, from 7 – 10pm.   Course fee €70, or free to JSB or JSA payment recipients. For more information or to reserve a place, please contact Local Enterprise Office Offaly, on 057 9357480 or download an application form from www.localenterprise.ie/offaly.

Course.

Portumna College of Further Education (Old VEC) St. Brigid's Rd, has some places still available on the following  part time QQ1 courses Wednesdays 3hours per week until 30th May.

  1. Business Law 9.30am to 1.00 pm. 2. Customer Care 2pm to 5pm
  2. Monday’s and Thursdays Horticulture 9.30am to 1.30pm; 4.Thursdays Spanish Evening class 7pm to 8.30pm.  Contact:   Michael Cunniff e  www.michael.cunniffe@gretb.ie or call 087 6258696.

 

                                    VideoDoc to provide USI students with free GP care


374,000 USI student members to have access to free online GP consultations

 

Mon Feb 5th, 2018:  VideoDoc, the Irish leading digital healthcare provider, is announcing their 7 day a week online GP service will be provided free of charge to all 374,000 student members of the Union of Students in Ireland (USI).  The service will be available free from today until the end of the academic year (June 2018).

 

The partnership, which is potentially worth several million euro to the Irish student population, is being launched as part of Healthy Living Week, a USI initiative to promote health & wellbeing in their 37 campuses across the island of Ireland.

 

Speaking at the launch Michael Kerrigan, USI President said "We are delighted to partner with VideoDoc to provide free GP healthcare to our members. With the high cost of living and accommodation being the main factor in student poverty, our students can now rest assured that if they get sick they can save money on a GP visit with VideoDoc."

 

Mr Kerrigan went on to say, "USI Healthy Living Week is part of our month long health and wellbeing campaign making sure students are educated and enabled to look after their own physical and mental health. This no-cost service will help students, and save them money."

 

VideoDoc is an Irish company that offers online GP services in Ireland and the UK. Using the VideoDoc App or the VideoDoc website, patients with a desktop or mobile device can log on from anywhere, including their sickbed, office or hotel room and see a GP.

 

Each doctor is registered with the Irish Medical Council and the VideoDoc online GP service is available from 8am to 10pm, 7 days a week.

 

“With VideoDoc we’ve created a GP service that cares not only about  patients health but also about their time, convenience and money.   Being able to get a quality medical consultation with a local GP anytime between 8am and 10pm, 7 days a week, free for USI students and otherwise for €20 per appointment is a revolution in GP healthcare” said Mary O’Brien, CEO and co-founder of VideoDoc.

 

“Our experience of general practice is that about 70% of all GP visits can be treated online. Students who need to see a Doctor but are far from their family GP, or too busy to attend a surgery between regular 9 - 5 working hours can now log on from anywhere and be treated within minutes.  VideoDoc is delighted to make this service free of charge for the next 5 months to the USI to celebrate Healthy Living Week with a view to becoming part of the everyday health solution for students” she added.

 

About VideoDoc

VideoDoc is Europe's fastest growing online doctor service offering consultations anywhere you can access the internet.  Using a computer or mobile device you can have a secure video consultation with a GP, without the need to make an appointment.  Access to the VideoDoc online doctor service is through www.videodoc.ie or the VideoDoc iOS or Android app from 8am to 10pm, 7 days.  The service costs €20 per consultation with monthly subscriptions available at €30 for an individual and €75 for a family of four giving the benefit of unlimited consultations and no hidden fees.

 

Founded in 2014, VideoDoc helps doctors and patients re-design the healthcare system, and is currently partnered with a number of high-profile providers and businesses, including Vhi Healthcare, Beaumont Hospital, Wrkit and Clanwilliam Healthcare in Ireland.

 

Commitment to Quality and Security

VideoDoc takes its role as a best in practice provider of online healthcare seriously, with patient care being supported by proprietary clinical pathways which aid doctors in delivering a comprehensive service.  All VideoDoc GPs are Irish Medical Council registered with at least two years on the Specialist Register and have been fully trained to provide remote health services.  VideoDoc already meets the requirements of the GDPR regulations.

 

About USI

USI is the national representative body for the 374,000 students in third level education on the Island of Ireland. USI works to improve and protect the lives of students every day on academic and social issues through campaigns, training and research.


Lorrha Notes

The cast of Rathcabbin Players  who are back for the last two nights, Sat Feb 3rd and Sunday Feb 4th with the Tommy Marren 2 act comedy “Nobody’s Talking to Me” . Front from left: Garry Tooher  (Fr. O’Toole), Nancy Liffey (Maggie), Teresa Ryan Feehan (Minnie), Mick Hoctor (Luke), Hubert Hogan (Mattie).
Back:  Mary Dermody (Kathleen), Tadgh Nevin (Andy), Mary Carroll (Kathleen)
Pic: Rose Mannion.

Two Last Nights.

Rathcabbin Players have enjoyed a wonderful four night run last week-end and are back for a further two nights with a two act comedy ‘Nobody’s Talking to Me’ on Saturday night February 3rd and Sunday night February 4th. Doors open at 8.00p.m. Curtains up at 8.30p.m. sharp. Admission, adults €10, children €5. To book your seat call Mary on (087) 236 0096 between 6.00 and 8.30pm daily. Seats are filling up fast for both night’s, so don’t delay get booking right away. A selection of photographs can be viewed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie

News from Lorrha School.

We welcome Bishop Fintan Monahan who will administer the Sacrament of Confirmation in St. Ruadhan’s Church, Lorrha on Saturday February 3rd at 3.00pm to the pupils of the parish.  All are invited to come and join with us on this special occasion.
Congratulations is extended to former pupil George Harding who received the Male Student of the Year award at a special awards ceremony in Portumna Community School recently. George achieved outstanding results in his Leaving Cert in 2017 and is now pursuing Actuarial Studies in UCD from where he was awarded an Entrance Scholarship.  During his time in Portumna Community School he was also chairperson of the Students Council, a role in which he also excelled and was responsible for delivering a number of very successful projects. Well done George from all in Lorrha N.S. where it all began.
Many thanks to all who donated their used batteries throughout 2017, to our school collection efforts for the Laura Lynn Children’s Hospice.
We continue to collect used batteries for the Laura Lynn foundation, Ireland’s only Children’s Hospice.  By leaving your old used batteries into us, people are not just helping the Laura Lynn Children’s Hospice, but they are also promoting environmental friendliness and reducing our Carbon footprint.
We welcome Nicole Fowley, who has an Irish International background in sport, to the school as rugby coach. Nicole will be coaching rugby in the school each Wednesday.

Happy Birthday.

Congratulations and many good wishes is extended to Willie Dolan, Lissernane and St. Kieran’s Care Home Rathcabbin, on the occasion of his 96th birthday. The management and staff of St. Kieran’s threw a party for Willie which was attended by family last week-end. Well done Willie and you are wished many more to come.

Church News.

On Thursday, 1st February Mass in Rathcabbin Church at 7.30p.m.Ceremony of light will take place during this Mass. Also  you are invited to donate packs of candles (Beeswax). These will be blessed at the Mass on St. Brigid’s Day, February 1st. Candles for use in your homes will also be blessed.
Mass in Lorrha Church at 7.30p.m.on first Friday of the month Feb. 2nd.  On Saturday 3rd February at 3.00p.m.  in Lorrha Church, Bishop Fintan Monahan will administer the Sacrament of  Confirmation to twelve candidates from this parish. All are welcome to attend. Please note there will be no Mass in Redwood Church on Saturday, 3rd February.
Blessing of throats will take place after all Masses on Sunday, 4th February for the Feast of St. Blaise which is Saturday, 3rd February.
Come And See week end for men discerning a priestly vocation. Venue – Pallotine Gollege Thurles, on Friday 23rd February at 6:00pm. Concludes on Saturday at 3:00pm. Booking essential – tel. 086 2777139. Event is free.

Killaloe Diocese Pilgrimage to Lourdes:

Bishop Fintan Monaghan will lead the 62nd Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes from Shannon Airport on Tuesday 26th June, returning on Sun 1st July.  €695 full board for online booking at  www.joewalshtours.ie  or €705 for paper booking.  Special section for sick or assisted pilgrims at

a reduced price. Early booking is advisable, Full details from Fr. Tom Ryan, Pilgrimage Director

061 364133.

World Meeting of Families 2018:

Registration for all WMOF 2018 is open via www.worldmeeting2018.ie Individual  pilgrims and families can now register for the main three-day WMOF2018 Congress from August 22nd – 24th, guaranteeing your ticket(s) for the Festival of Families on Saturday 25th August and for the Closing

Mass on Sunday 26th August.  Don’t miss out on these once in a generation events.  Register now.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Mary and Sean Lane, Rathcabbin on the death of Mary’s uncle Jack Ryan, Crinkill last week. After funeral Mass in St. Brendan’s Church Birr, burial took place in Clonoghill Cemetery. May he rest in peace.
Sympathy is extended to the Liffey families on the death of their cousin Stephen Liffey, Cloughjordan. After funeral Mass on Monday last in St. Patrick’s Church, The Pike, burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.

De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the new collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and mats including bath toilet and shower mats soiled or wet clothing but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village. Many thanks for your continued support.


Lorrha Notes

Congratulations is extended to George Harding, son of Leslie and Rose, Lorrha, who received the Male Student of the Year award at a special awards ceremony in Portumna Community School recently.  George achieved outstanding results in his Leaving Cert in 2017 and is now pursuing Actuarial Studies in UCD from where he was awarded an Entrance Scholarship.  During his time in Portumna Community School he was also chairperson of the Students Council, a role in which he also excelled and was responsible for delivering a number of very successful projects. Well done George and continued success in your chosen career.

Rathcabbin Players stage a two act comedy Nobody’s Talking to Me’ written by Tommy Marren and produced by Marian Frawley from nearby Portumna. The group go on staged in Rathcabbin Hall for six nights in total, beginning this coming Thursday night January 25th to Sunday night 28th and for two nights the following week-end Saturday night February 3rd and Sunday night February 4th. Doors open at 8.00p.m. Curtains up at 8.30p.m. sharp. Admission, adults €10, students & senior citizens €5. To book your seat call Mary on (087) 236 0096 between 6.00 and 8.30pm daily.

Church News.

Come And See week end for men discerning a priestly vocation. Venue – Pallotine Gollege Thurles, on Friday 23rd February at 6:00pm. Concludes on Saturday at 3:00pm. Booking essential – tel. 086 2777139. Event is free.

Very Urgent Message from Gardai.

People have been receiving calls from +375602605281,+37127913091,+37178565072,+56322553736,
+37052529259, +255901130460 or any number starting from +375, +371 number, +381 They ring once and hang up.   If you call back, they can copy your contact list in 3sec and if you have bank or Credit card details on your phone, they can copy that too. +375 is from Belarus, +371 is code for Lativa, +381 Serbia, +563- Valparaiso, +370- Vilnius, +255- Tanzania. Don't answer or Call back.
Also, Don't Press #90 or #09 on your Mobile when asked by any caller.
It's a New Trick to access your SIM card make calls at your expense and frame you as a criminal.

Anniversary Celebrations.

Congratulations is extended to Damien and Bernie Coughlan, Lorrha, on the occasion of their 40th wedding anniversary which they celebrated last week end. Well done and many good wishes for the future.

Lorrha Community Responder Group.

LCRG are holding their 1st AGM on Thursday, 24th January 2018 commencing at 8pm in the Community Hall, Lorrha.  All are welcome.

Table Quiz.

Portumna Rugby club are holding a fundraising table quiz in aid of the Pitch Development, on Friday 26th January at 8.30pm in the Boathouse Bar, Portumna. Table of 4 - €40, on the night Sport Memorabilia Auction - all support is great appreciated .

Art Classes

Drawing for children (9 years up) on Wednesdays  6 - 7pm, starting on January 24th for 8 weeks. Arts & Crafts for children (5 years up) on Saturdays  4 - 5pm and 5.30-6.30pm, starting on January 27th in Bramble Art Studio, Lorrha for eight weeks. Please contact Ute on (087) 9151356.  27th  on January in Bramble Art Studio, Lorrha, for 8 weeks. Please contact Ute: 087-9151356. Early booking advisable as places are limited.

Minister Moran Visits Carrigahorig

Minister of state for the OPW and Flood Relief Kevin 'Boxer' Moran visited Carrigahorig village along with Deputy  Michael Lowry and Cllr. Michael O Meara to see first hand the Flooding off Lough Derg onto the N65 Borrisokane to Portumna road. Two members of Carrigahorig Development, Eamon Egan and Nigal Foxton, spoke with the Minister about the flooding problem.The Minister was fully aware that this road was flooded for a 6 week period in 2015 and he said that his Department has been working closely with the TII to come up with a solution for this road.  He mentioned that 60,000 euro has been provided for a survey and design at this site. ‘Also there has been a flood assessment and ecology report done in 2017’  says Minister Moran. Cllr O’Meara said that the minister assured him that his Department will work closely with the TII and Tipperary Co Council to get this project started.

De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the new collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and mats including bath toilet and shower mats soiled or wet clothing but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village. Many thanks for your continued support.

GAA News

Auction: Our annual Auction is on Sunday 4th February at 2.00pm. Timber cutting has begun. All help would be appreciated.

Medal Presentation: The Under 21, Junior, Under 12 & Under 11 hurlers, and Junior Camogie team will receive their North & County medals for 2017 at a Presentation Night in Moatfield on Saturday 10th February. Music by Joe Casey & Co. All are welcome to attend.

Membership: for 2018 is now due. €90 – Adult player; €50 – Minor/College student; €30 – Non-playing Adult (+€70 extra for gym membership); €20 – Juvenile (16 & under); €90 – Family (2 adults & 2 children, capped at €100 for three or more children). Closing date for membership for all adult and juvenile players is the last day of February to be insured in training and games while the closing date for all membership is 31st March. It is important to remember that our total number of adult members by 31st March is the number the County Board will use towards our ticket allocations for Tipperary games so it is in your interest to have membership paid by then. Membership can be paid to club registrar Louise Mannion or can also be done online at www.locallotto.ie. Members can also log onto www.grma.gaa.ie to get their new GAA Rewards card.

Refereeing: A foundation course, organised by Tipperary County Board for new referees, will take place over four nights in February. Please contact North Referees Coordinator Philip Kelly for further info 0872863683.

Courses: A Foundation and Level 1 Coaching course and a Child Welfare course are coming up soon in North Tipperary. Anyone who wishes to or needs to undertake any of these courses please contact Tom Kennedy or Kathleen gleeson by this Thursday 25th January.

Gaeltacht Scholarships: Gaeltacht Scholarships forms from Coiste Chontae Thiobraid Árann in 2018 are now available. Scholarships are confined to 2nd year, TY and 5thyear students. Previous recipients of Tipperary GAA Gaeltacht scholarships cannot apply. Students should immediately book a course directly from one of the three nominated Munster Irish Colleges on the application form. This should be done asap as popular dates are booked out quickly. Students wishing to secure a scholarship from Tipperary GAA should complete the application form and submit it through the Club. The secretary of the GAA Club must sign the form and attach a reference letter supporting the applicant's application before returning it to the Co Rúnaí. Please note the club recommending the successful applicant will be contributing €75 to the scholarship along with the Division, Co Board and Munster Council. Interviews for the scholarships will be held in Thurles around the end of February to establish each candidate's suitability. Once the student is notified that they have been successful they must secure a receipt for their fee payment from the Irish College where they have registered. Once this receipt is received by the Co Rúnaí the scholarship cheque for €300 will be posted out directly to the students home. The closing date for the receipt of Gaeltacht Scholarship applications is Friday 2nd February.

Lotto: Our jackpot is €3,300 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: continues on Friday night with music of Sam O'Doherty, from 9.30pm til late.


Lorrha Notes

Nancy Liffey (Maggie), Mary Carroll (Josephine), Garry Tooher (Fr. O'Toole) going over their lines!!
Call Mary on (087) 236 0096 to book your seat between 6.00 and 8.30pm daily.

Date for Your Diary.

Rathcabbin Players are putting the polishing touches to their forthcoming performance of the Tommy Marren comedy ‘Nobody’s Talking to Me’   Under the expert eye of Producer Marian Frawley from Portumna the group go on staged in Rathcabbin Hall for six nights in total, four nights the first week-end from Thursday night January 25th to Sunday night 28th and for two nights the following week-end Saturday night February 3rd and Sunday night February 4th. Doors open at 8.00p.m. Curtains up at 8.30p.m. sharp. Admission, adults €10, students & senior citizens €5. Booking line open from January 17th between 6.00 and 8.30pm daily, call Mary on (087) 236 0096.

Recent Wedding.

The wedding of Sarah Stephens daughter of Michael and Mary ( nee O'Meara from Lissernane), Gloster and Michael McConigley son of Tommy and Brigid,  Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare took place in St Ruadhan's Church Lorrha on Friday 29th December 2017.  Fr Sean Sexton from Inagh Kilnamona Co Clare officiated while Darran Bourke (Lorrha) enhanced the ceremony with lovely church music.
Sarah’s sister Sheila was bridesmaid and Noreen Healy (friend) also.  The Best Man for the occasion was Thomas McConigley, the groom’s  brother while a second brother Sean was groomsman.  The church flowers were supplied by Richard Haslam (Rathcabbin).
Many congratulations are extended to Sarah and Michael for a long and happy life together.

Well Done George.

Congratulations is extended to George Harding, son of Leslie and Rose, Lorrha, who received the Male Student of the Year award at a special awards ceremony in Portumna Community School recently.  George achieved outstanding results in his Leaving Cert in 2017 and is now pursuing Actuarial Studies in UCD from where he was awarded an Entrance Scholarship.  During his time in Portumna Community School he was also chairperson of the Students Council, a role in which he also excelled and was responsible for delivering a number of very successful projects. Well done George and continued success in your chosen career.

CPR Training

Lorrha Community Responder Group are holding their next full CPR training session on Wednesday, 17th January 2018 in St. Ruadhan's Community Hall, Lorrha, commencing at 7pm.  Anyone interested in learning CPR, please contact Nancy on 087 761 3458.
Our group respond to the following call outs from the National Ambulance Service:  Cardiac Arrests, Cardiac Chest Pains, Stroke related incidents and Choking incidents. We cover an 8km radius area which takes in Aglish, Portumna, Terryglass and surrounding areas.   In case of an emergency, please contact 999 or 112 and have your EIRCODE ready.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Willie Dolan and family (Lissernane, Rathcabbin) on the death of his sister Maisie McNeill, (formally Lusmagh). Maisie who was 86 years old was the second last member of her generation in the Dolan family. Burial took place in England on Saturday last January 13th.  May she rest in peace. Sympathy is also extended to the Mahon and O’Meara families (Lorrha & Rathcabbin) on the death of Sean Mahon’s wife Susan, which took place in England prior to Christmas. Burial took place in England. May she rest in peace.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association.

Reminder.  Our weekly meetings will recommence on Wednesday afternoon, 17th January 2018 at 2.30pm in St. Ruadhan's Community Hall Lorrha.  ·

Very Urgent Message from Gardai.

Please pass around to your family and friends...!!!
People have been receiving calls from +375602605281,+37127913091,+37178565072,+56322553736,
+37052529259, +255901130460 or any number starting from +375, +371 number, +381 They ring once and hang up.   If you call back, they can copy your contact list in 3sec and if you have bank or Credit card details on your phone, they can copy that too. +375 is from Belarus, +371 is code for Lativa, +381 Serbia, +563- Valparaiso, +370- Vilnius, +255- Tanzania. Don't answer or Call back.
Also, Don't Press #90 or #09 on your Mobile when asked by any caller.
It's a New Trick to access your SIM card make calls at your expense and frame you as a criminal.

North Tipperary Ploughing.

A meeting will take place in The Yanks, Borrisokane on Wednesday 17th January at 8.00pm. All members are requested to attend as the purpose of this meeting is to arrange the 2018 championships.

Table Quiz.

Portumna Rugby club are holding a fundraising table quiz in aid of the Pitch Development, on Friday 26th January at 8.30pm in the Boathouse Bar, Portumna. Table of 4 - €40, on the night Sport Memorabilia Auction - all support is great appreciated .

Art Classes

Drawing for children (9 years up) on Wednesdays  6 - 7pm, starting on January 24th for 8 weeks.
Arts & Crafts for children (5 years up) on Saturdays  4 - 5pm and 5.30-6.30pm, starting on January 27th in Bramble Art Studio, Lorrha for eight weeks. Please contact Ute on (087) 9151356.
27th  on January in Bramble Art Studio, Lorrha, for 8 weeks. Please contact Ute: 087-9151356. Early booking advisable as places are limited.

Lorrha Camogie:

We held our AGM last Saturday night, many thanks to all those who attended. Chairperson Bernie Cleary thanked our sponsors Keith Brady and Keith Naylor for their kind sponsorship this year, it was hugely appreciated by the club. She also congratulated the U12 and  U14 girls Nicola and Emma Kelly, Celine Guinan, Niamh Ryan, Lisa Duggan, Frances Bugler and Emily Needham on their County Final successes with Shannon Rovers this year. David Sullivan was praised for his excellent work with the Junior team- winning the County League final and reaching the County Championship final. Medals will be presented to the Junior camogie team at a function in the clubhouse on Feb 10th. The following officers of the club were elected: Chairperson-Bernie Cleary, Assistant Chairperson-Aoife Brady, Secretary-Juliet Hoary, Assistant Secretary-Grainne Hough, PRO-Cleine Cleary and GAA Representative-Michelle Hogan. The position of Treasurer was not filled on the night and nominations are being sought. The club had a very successful year and are looking forward to another enjoyable year of camogie ahead. New players are always welcome and are encouraged to come along to training when it restarts in February. Anyone interested in playing can contact us through the club's Facebook page or by speaking to any players. Playing camogie is a wonderful way to keep fit while also being very sociable and good fun so why not come along and try it out!

De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the new collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and mats including bath toilet and shower mats soiled or wet clothing but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village. Many thanks for your continued support.

Part Time Courses..

Portumna College of Further Education (Old VEC) St. Brigid's Rd, has places available on the following part tome courses for beginners & more advanced Adult Learners: Computers, Horticulture, Retail & Business Administration. In Healthcare: Nutrition & Palliative Care, Manual Handling, First Aid, Communications & Work Experience, English for Speakers of Other Languages  (ESOL) and Spanish. michael.cunniffe@gretb.ie  or call   087 6258696

GAA News

Adjourned AGM: The Adjourned Annual General Meeting of Lorrha GAA Club took place last Tuesday. Of the officer vacancies filled, Joe Dolan was elected new County Board Delegate while Caroline O'Brien is the Schools Liaison Officer.
Management teams were also confirmed. Junior Hurling – David Sullivan, JP Houlihan & one other. Under 21 – Michael O'Carroll, Noel Hogan, Graham Houlihan and Michael Kennedy; Minor (with Shannon Rovers Gaels) – Tom Madden and David Fogarty.

Auction: Our annual Auction has been fixed for Sunday 4th February at 2.00pm. Timber cutting has begun. All help would be appreciated.

Medal Presentation: The Under 21, Junior, Under 12 and Under 11 hurlers will receive their North & County medals for 2017 at a Presentation Night in Moatfield on Saturday 10th February. More details in the coming weeks.

Tipperary Challenge: Thank you to everyone who helped out in any way in Moatfield last Saturday for the senior hurling challenge between Tipperary and Liam Mellows. Thankfully the bad weather moved on in time for the game to go ahead. It was great to see so much help in and outside the grounds on the day.

Refereeing: A foundation course, organised by Tipperary County Board for new referees, will take place over four nights in February. Please contact North Referees Coordinator Philip Kelly for further info 0872863683.

Lotto: Our jackpot is €3,300 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: continues on Friday night with music of Brian McDermott, from 9.30pm til late.

Sympathy: Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the Long family on the death of Gerry Long, Ballingarry, and to the White family on the passing of Sean White, Carrig. May they rest in peace.


Lorrha Notes

Tadgh Nevin (Andy),  Garry Tooher  (Fr. O’Toole), Mick Hoctor (Luke) rehearsing for Rathcabbin Players forthcoming production ‘Nobody’s Talking to Me’.

‘Nobody’s Talking to Me’

Rathcabbin Players are busy rehearsing for their forthcoming 3 act comedy ‘Nobody’s Talking to Me’ written by Tommy Marren and produced by Marian Frawley. The play will be staged in Rathcabbin Hall for six nights in total, four nights the first week-end from Thursday night January 25th to Sunday night 28th and for two nights the following week-end Saturday night February 3rd and Sunday night February 4th.

CPR Training

Lorrha Community Responder Group are holding their next full CPR training session on Wednesday, 17th January 2018 in St. Ruadhan's Community Hall, Lorrha, commencing at 7pm.  Anyone interested in learning CPR, please contact Nancy on 087 761 3458.

Our group respond to the following call outs from the National Ambulance Service:  Cardiac Arrests, Cardiac Chest Pains, Stroke related incidents and Choking incidents.   We cover an 8km radius area which takes in Aglish, Portumna, Terryglass and surrounding areas.   In case of an emergency, please contact 999 or 112 and have your EIRCODE ready.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association.

Our weekly meetings will recommence on Wednesday afternoon, 17th January 2018 at 2.30pm in St. Ruadhan's Community Hall Lorrha.  We would like to wish all our members and their families a very Happy and Healthy New Year.  New members are very welcome.

Gratitude.

Fr. Pat would like to extend a big thank you to all who decorated the three churches in the parish over the Christmas season, especially those who put up the cribs.

North Tipp Ploughing.

The postponed North Tipperay ploughing A.G.M. will take place on January 10th at 8.00pm in the Yanks Bar, Borrisokane. All members requested to attend and new members welcome.

Redwood N.S. Raffle Results.

Many thanks to all who came to our Christmas show and to all who supported our Christmas raffle. Your support is greatly appreciated. Well done to all the raffle winners. 1st Prize hamper Charlene Duane, 2nd Prize hamper Eva Coughlan, 3rd Prize hamper Jamie Joyce, Turf winner Pauline Abbott and the following all won wine and chocolates Faye Guideara, PJ Nevin, Frances Bugler, Mary Moore, Lorraine Keary, Damien Sullivan, Sarah Mannion, Margaret White, Mike O'Driscoll and Nathan Mannion. Redwood NS would like to wish everyone a very happy and safe New Year.

De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the new collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and mats including bath toilet and shower mats soiled or wet clothing but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village. Many thanks for your continued support.

The Matchmaker.

The Matchmaker by John B. Keane will be staged in Portumna Town Hall on Friday 12 January at 8.00pm

Part Time Courses..

Portumna College of Further Education (Old VEC) St. Brigid's Rd, has places available on the following part tome courses for beginners & more advanced Adult Learners: Computers, Horticulture, Retail & Business Administration. In Healthcare: Nutrition & Palliative Care, Manual Handling, First Aid, Communications & Work Experience, English for Speakers of Other Languages  (ESOL) and Spanish. michael.cunniffe@gretb.ie  or call   087 6258696

TIPPERARY DUO TO GO ON A WINNING STREAK AS GAMESHOW RETURNS TO RTE ONE THIS SATURDAY. MORE THAN €2.1 MILLION WON SO FAR ON THIS SEASON’s WINNING STREAK GAMESHOW  

Wednesday 10th January 2018: More than €2.1 million has been won by players from all over Ireland to date on this season’s Winning Streak gameshow on RTÉ One, the National Lottery has revealed.

One of Europe’s longest running game shows, Winning Streak returns to our screens this Saturday night, January 13th at 8.20pm on RTÉ One - with five more players hoping to win up to €500,000 on the Grand Prize Wheel. Two of those five are from Co Tipperary and are Philip Murphy, from Cashel and Deborah Lee, from Newport.

Philip Murphy (27) believes 2018 is going to be a year where he gets some good luck. First and foremost his partner is due their second child in March and now he gets to go on a show he has watched for years.

Philip has been going out with Marvina for the past three and a half years and the couple have one boy together – Logan who is 17 months old. Marvina is originally from Russia and has two children, Adreas (9) and Maya (6) from another relationship who live with the couple in Cashel. Philip hopes that with his Winning Streak windfall he will be able to get some cash for a deposit for their very own house and maybe enough for a bigger car.

His lucky ticket is only the second ever Winning Streak scratch card he has ever bought – and it is thanks to his mother Breda who posted in his ticket with the three stars.

In his spare time Philip has a keen equine interest and owns two horses Lulu and Jack. Jack is only a young foal and is belong to Logan. He loves going out for trails with his friends on horseback where they explore the countryside.

39 year old Deborah Lee is normally a busy school secretary in Convent Primary School in Newport, Co. Tipperary, but at the moment she is a busy mum-of-two who is on maternity leave after having Henry just 6 months ago. Henry’s big sister Emily (5) has also been a great help to Deborah and her husband Paul since the new arrival!

Deborah and Paul have been together for a decade and have been married for the past two years and Deborah’s appearance on Winning Streak comes at a great time as the couple are building their own home, which they hope to move into in June. The house is close to where they are renting in Newport so they will use any winnings from the show on furnishing the house. Deborah also wants to set a little bit aside for a nice sun holiday this summer for the family of four.

Winning Streak has featured winners from all over the country with Dublin coming out tops so far this season in wins.

The top luckiest Winning Streak counties this season so far are:

  1. Dublin, which had 7 players who won €331,000 between them
  2. Donegal, which had 5 players who won €216,000 between them
  3. Cork, which had 6 players who won €176,000 between them
  4. Carlow, which had 3 players who won €141,000 between them
  5. Meath, which had 3 players who won €119,000 between them

The popular gameshow, which sees Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy on screen for their fifth year together, first appeared on RTÈ back in September 1990 and since then a massive 5,900 people have taken part, winning in excess of €167 million in prizes.

The Winning Streak gameshow include player’s favourite games including; Fantastic Five, High Low Share, Wheel Reveal and the Grand Prize Wheel, giving five lucky players on each show the opportunity to win prizes of cash, cars and holidays. And the show also features the iconic spinning wheel giving a lucky player a chance to win up to €500,000.

The three other lucky players to take part in the first gameshow this year are:

  • Stephanie Cunningham from Headford, Co. Galway
  • Diane Savage, from Dublin 1
  • Aine Lamb, from Kilrush, Co. Clare

In addition a lucky stub player will be drawn as the winner of a Luxury Cruise for two valued at €5,000 on each week of the show.

Winning Streak Scratch Cards are on sale in over 5,000 National Lottery agent stores nationwide priced at €3.

Players now have better chances of winning a prize. An amazing 1 in 1.86 tickets have a cash or 3-star prize. A 3-star prize gives players the opportunity to enter a draw to appear on the gameshow and win up to €500,000 on the grand prize wheel.

For the chance to appear on the gameshow, players must reveal three stars on their Winning Streak Scratch Card and submit it to the National Lottery in a Winning Streak envelope, available at National Lottery retail sales agents.  Five players will be drawn from all 3-star entries received to appear on the Winning Streak TV Gameshow and have the chance to spin the iconic grand prize wheel to win up to €500,000.

To enter the draw for the Luxury Cruise for two, players must collect the 3 letters S-E-A from the stub portion of their Winning Streak scratch card and send those into the National Lottery in the special grey stub envelope, also available at National Lottery retail sales agents.

Approximately 30 cent in every €1 spent on National Lottery games go back to Good Causes in the areas of sport, youth, health, welfare, education, arts and heritage. In total more than €5 Billion has been raised for Good Causes since the National Lottery was established 30 years ago.


Lorrha Notes

Rathcabbin Players are busy rehearsing for their forthcoming 3 act comedy ‘Nobody’s Talking to Me’ written by Tommy Marren and produced by Marian Frawley. The play will be staged in Rathcabbin Hall for six nights in total, four nights the first week-end from Thursday night January 25th to Sunday night 28th and for two nights the following week-end Saturday night February 3rd and Sunday night February 4th

 

Congratulations are extended to Niall McIntyre, son of Aidan and Pauline, Portland, Lorrha who was recently conferred with an honours BA in Irish and Journalism from Dublin City University. Well done Niall and all the best in the future

The 2018 edition of the Lorrha Dorrha calendar is still widely available and can be purchased throughout the parish or by calling (086) 8647166 or email info@lorrhadorrha.ie

Busy at Rehearsals.

Rathcabbin Players are busy rehearsing for their forthcoming 3 act comedy ‘Nobody’s Talking to Me’ written by Tommy Marren and produced by Marian Frawley. The play will be staged in Rathcabbin Hall for six nights in total, four nights the first week-end from Thursday night January 25th to Sunday night 28th and for two nights the following week-end Saturday night February 3rd and Sunday night February 4th.  Please note change in dates. Watch this space for further details

2018 Lorrha Dorrha Calendar.

The 2018 edition of the Lorrha Dorrha calendar is still widely available and can be purchased throughout the parish in Pat Hough’s, Friars Tavern, Colette’s hair Salon and Sceal Shop, Ferry Service Station, Ferry Inn, Flynn’s Carrigahorig, Brophy’s Rathcabbin, Buckley’s Super Valu Birr,  O’Meara’s Super Value, Lorraine’s hair Salon, Boathouse and Salmons Newsagents Portumna and in Heenan’s Borrisokane. This is a lovely keepsake as well as a great present for anyone but especially for those living away from home. Proceeds from the sale goes back into Lorrha village. Please support.

Sympathy.

The sudden death occurred on Thursday 21st December of Gerry McInerney, Nenagh, formerly  Glenkeen, Borrisoleigh and The Ferry Service Station, Lorrha. During his short few years in the parish he proved to be a popular member of the community.
Sadly missed by his brothers Thomas PJ, Sean and Fr. Declan, P.P Eyrecourt, Co.Galway, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephew, relatives, neighbours and friends to whom sympathy is offered.
After funeral Mass in the Sacred Heart Church Borrisoleigh on Thursday Dec 28th  burial took place in St Brigid's Cemetery, Borrisoleigh. May he rest in peace.

The death occurred in London on December 25th 2017 of Michael Larkin, formally Ploverhill, Lorrha.
He is survived by his wife and family, sister, nephews, nieces, and friends to whom sympathy is offered. Burial will take place in England. May he rest in peace.

Easter 2018 Pilgrimage.

Padre Pio Easter  pilgrimage to San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy for four nights flying out from Dublin. Visiting the Shrine of St. Philomena, then onto the church where Padre Pio celebrated his first Mass as a newly ordained priest. The Pilgrimage will also visit his birth place in Pietrelcina,his family home and the church of St. Anna where he was baptized and received his First Holy Communion. In the Capuchin Friary and the cell where St. Pio lived and died. Before returning home, the Pilgrimage will also visit Monte Sant’Angelo, the shrine in the cave where the Archangel Michael appeared in the fifth century along with visiting St. Matthew’s monastery in San Marco in Lamis.
For further details contact Michael O’Connor on (087) 2677656.

Interested in Training and Working in Care?

Offaly Local Development Company in association with the ETB invites applications for a 30 week full-time QQI Level 5 “Healthcare Support” course commencing on February 12th 2018 at Birr Further Education Centre. Priority will be given to suitable applicants aged 18 – 35. For further details contact Mary/Aoife on 087-7385989

De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the new collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and mats including bath toilet and shower mats soiled or wet clothing but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village. Many thanks for your continued support.

Iyengar Yoga Winter Term 2018

Starts week of 8th January.  €70 for the 7 week term or €13 drop in.

Thursdays 07:30-08:30 NEW CLASS 09:45 - 10:45 & 18:30-19:30 Fridays 18:15-19:15.

The Engine Room, Portumna.   Contact Ellen 086 177 4826. Booking essential.

New Year Greetings.

The Lorrha correspondent, Rose Mannion would like to wish all readers of this column a happy and healthy new year. Many thanks to all who contributed news items during the year. If you have any items that you wish to have included in the Lorrha Notes, please email roselmannion@yahoo.ie or text (086) 8647166 before 10.30am on Monday for inclusion that week.

GAA News

Alice Kelly, The Lane, Kildangan was the winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €4500.
Lucky numbers were: 4-8-12-26. The Winning promoter was Margaret Gleeson.
Next Mondays jackpot is now €3000 with a Match 3 pot of €100 so make sure you are in the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Adjourned AGM: The Adjourned Annual General Meeting of Lorrha GAA Club is fixed for Tuesday 9th January 2018 at 8.00pm. The managements of the junior, under 21 and minor teams will be confirmed as well as the positions of Assistant Secretary, County Board Delegate and Schools Liaison Officer.

Auction: Our annual Auction has been fixed for Sunday 4th February.

Tipperary Challenge: The Tipperary senior hurlers will play Galway senior club champions Liam Mellows in a challenge game in Moatfield on Saturday 13th January at 2.00pm

Lotto: Our jackpot is €3000 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: continues on Friday night with music of Brendan McGee, from 9.30pm til late.

Lorrha GAA Club would like to wish all our players, members and supporters a Happy New Year.

 


Lorrha Notes

2018 Lorrha Dorrha Calendar.

The 2018 edition of the Lorrha Dorrha calendar is still widely available and can be purchased throughout the parish in Pat Hough’s, Friars Tavern, Colette’s hair Salon and Sceal Shop, Ferry Service Station, Ferry Inn, Flynn’s Carrigahorig, Brophy’s Rathcabbin, Buckley’s Super Valu Birr,  O’Meara’s Super Value, Lorraine’s hair Salon, Boathouse and Salmons Newsagents Portumna and in Heenan’s Borrisokane. This is a lovely keepsake as well as a great present for anyone but especially for those living away from home. Proceeds from the sale goes back into Lorrha village. Please support. If you would like to have a copy posted to you call (086) 8647166 or email info@lorrhadorrha.ie

Busy at Rehearsals.

Rathcabbin Players are busy rehearsing for their forthcoming 3 act comedy ‘Nobody’s Talking to Me’ written by Tommy Marren and produced by Marian Frawley. The play will be staged in Rathcabbin Hall for six nights in total, four nights the first week-end from Thursday night January 25th to Sunday night 28th and for two nights the following week-end Saturday night February 3rd and Sunday night February 4th.  Please note change in dates. Watch this space for further details.

Easter 2018 Pilgrimage.

Padre Pio Easter  pilgrimage to San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy for four nights flying out from Dublin. Visiting the Shrine of St. Philomena, then onto the church where Padre Pio celebrated his first Mass as a newly ordained priest. The Pilgrimage will also visit his birth place in Pietrelcina,his family home and the church of St. Anna where he was baptized and received his First Holy Communion. In the Capuchin Friary and the cell where St. Pio lived and died. Before returning home, the Pilgrimage will also visit Monte Sant’Angelo, the shrine in the cave where the Archangel Michael appeared in the fifth century along with visiting St. Matthew’s monastery in San Marco in Lamis.
For further details contact Michael O’Connor on (087) 2677656.

Interested in Training and Working in Care?

Offaly Local Development Company in association with the ETB invites applications for a 30 week full-time QQI Level 5 “Healthcare Support” course commencing on February 12th 2018 at Birr Further Education Centre. Priority will be given to suitable applicants aged 18 – 35. For further details contact Mary/Aoife on 087-7385989

De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the new collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and mats including bath toilet and shower mats soiled or wet clothing but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village. Many thanks for your continued support.

Iyengar Yoga Winter Term 2018

Starts week of 8th January.  €70 for the 7 week term or €13 drop in.

Thursdays 07:30-08:30 NEW CLASS 09:45 - 10:45 & 18:30-19:30

Fridays 18:15-19:15.

The Engine Room, Portumna.   Contact Ellen 086 177 4826.   BOOKING ESSENTIAL.

Lorrha GAA News for 30 December

AGM: The Annual General Meeting of Lorrha GAA Club took place on Tuesday 19th December last in the GAA Centre in front of a large attendance. Secretary Michael Kennedy and Treasurer Declan O'Meara provided detailed reports of the year with the Under 21's North success and the Junior 'B' League successes the highlight. The club continues to be run prudently financially but more support is needed for all areas of fundraising from lotto, Tipp Draw and once off draws with the 2500to1 draw not as successful as it could have been. There was particular praise for the social committee and their Friday night dancing which generated increased funds.
Chairman Padraig Madden thanked everyone who played a part in running the club over the past year, be it officers, players and mentors and wished everyone the best, before stepping down as chairman, succeeded by William Harding. Declan O'Meara also stepped down as treasurer after six years with Graham Houlihan taking up this role. Phil McIntyre was elected as a vice-president following the passing of Sean 'Johnny' O'Meara during the year.

2018 Officers: President – Michael O'Meara (The Hill); Vice-Presidents – Fr Pat Mulcahy, Phil McIntyre; Chairman – William Harding; Vice-Chairpersons – Pat Kennedy, David Broderick; Seretary – Michael Kennedy; Treasurer – Graham Houlihan; Assistant Treasurer & Registrar – Louise Mannion; PRO – Shane Brophy; Players Representatives – Paddy Reddin & Ronan King; Coaching Officer – John Paul Houlihan; Development Officer – Tommy Cahalan; Health & Wellbeing Officer – Michael O'Carroll; Cultural Officer – Barry Moran. The roles of Children's Officer and Child Protection Officer will be confirmed at the first executive committee in the New Year, as per rule.

Assistant Secretary, County Board Delegate and Schools Liaison Officer positions will be confirmed at the Adjourned AGM which is fixed for Tuesday 9th January 2018 at 8.00pm.
Also at the AGM, Mark Dunne was ratified as senior hurling manager for 2018. The managements of the junior, under 21 and minor teams will be confirmed at the Adjourned AGM.

Auction: Our annual Auction has been fixed for Sunday 4th February.

Lotto: Our jackpot is €4,500 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: continues on Friday 29th December with music of Declan Aungier, from 9.30pm til late.

New Years Eve Cabaret: Rory in Cabaret at Lorrha GAA Complex on New Years Eve. Country and Irish music song and dance. Doors open at 8.30pm; spots prizes on door. Tickets €5.

Lorrha GAA Club would like to wish all our players, members and supporters a Happy New Year.


Lorrha Notes

                         Christmas Blessings to all readers of this web site.

Zoe, Ava and Lee decorating the Crib in St. Ruadhan's Church, Lorrha

2018 Calendar.

The 2018 edition of the Lorrha Dorrha calendar can be purchased throughout the parish in Pat Hough’s, Friars Tavern, Colette’s hair Salon and Sceal Shop, Ferry Service Station, Ferry Inn, Flynn’s Carrigahorig, Brophy’s Rathcabbin, Buckley’s Super Valu Birr,  O’Meara’s Super Value, Lorraine’s hair Salon, Boathouse and Salmons Newsagents Portumna and in Heenan’s Borrisokane. This is a lovely keepsake as well as a great present for anyone but especially for those living away from home. Proceeds from the sale goes back into Lorrha village. Please support.

Good Wishes.

Lorrha Development /Tidy Towns committee wish to extend many thanks to everyone who have supported them over the years in so many ways. They wish each and everyone a happy and peaceful Christmas and hope the New Year is a healthy one and brings many blessings.

Christmas Mass Times.

Saturday, 23rd December   -    Vigil Mass    –   Rathcabbin Church at 7.30p.m
Christmas Eve -  Sunday,  24th December - Vigil Mass -   Rathcabbin Church at 7.30p.m.
Christmas Day Monday 25th  –   Redwood Church – 9.30a.m. and Lorrha  Church at 11.00a.m.
Also Note: Prayers, Poetry and Story for children who are waiting on Santa and the Birth of Jesus in Rathcabbin Church on Christmas Eve. Three adults will lead this event.  Please come along.

Sacrament of Reconciliation for this cluster area will be held in Borrisokane Church on Thursday 21st December at 8.00pm, led by Fr .Peter Bourke.  Also Confessions in Rathcabbin Church same evening, 5.30 – 6.30pm.

COI Christmas Services.

Sunday 24th Dec Christmas Eve,  Birr  11.30am Morning Prayer.  Lockeen 7.00pm Pageant and Family Eucharist. Birr 11.30pm  traditional Holy Eucharist. Monday 25th Dec Christmas Day, Dorrha  9.30am  Holy Eucharist, LORRHA  10.00am Holy Eucharist, Birr 11.30am Holy Eucharist. Sunday 31st December,  Birr  11.30am Service of the Word & Carols. Monday 1st January, Birr 11.30am  Holy Eucharist.

Kian Hayes Memorial Match

Kiladangan Camogie & GAA club v Lorrha Camogie Club on St. Stephens Day in Kildangan GAA grounds, Puckane at 12 noon. Entry €10 per sdult. Children free. All proceeds go to Living Links Tipperary. Living Links supporting the Suicide Bereaved.

Sympathy.

The peaceful death occurred on Saturday 9th December of Kathleen (Lexie) Doyle, nee Killeen, Lorrha, in Portumna Retirement Village

She was predeceased by her husband Jack, sadly missed by her brother Des, sisters, Nollaig, Sr. Olivia and Pearl O’Doherty (Lorrha),  nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives and friends to whom sympathy is extended.
After Funeral Mass on Tuesday, December 12th, in Dignity Chapel Portumna, burial took place in St. Ruadhan’s Graveyard, Lorrha. May she rest in peace.

The peaceful death occurred on Friday 15th Dec. of Lucy Corcoran (nee Kirwan), Grange, Lorrha and Killimor at Portumna Retirement village.
She was predeceased by her husband Joseph, deeply regretted by her sons Alfie, Dermot, Oliver, Gerard, Harry, Joe and her daughter Mary, daughters-in-law, son-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, cousins, neighbours and friends to whom sympathy is extended.
After reposing on Saturday in Portumna Retirement home,  funeral arrived to Saint Ruadhan's Church, Lorrha on Sunday for funeral mass. Burial took place afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Easter 2018 Pilgrimage.

Padre Pio Easter  pilgrimage to San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy for four nights flying out from Dublin. Visiting the Shrine of St. Philomena, then onto the church where Padre Pio celebrated his first Mass as a newly ordained priest. The Pilgrimage will also visit his birth place in Pietrelcina,his family home and the church of St. Anna where he was baptized and received his First Holy Communion. In the Capuchin Friary and the cell where St. Pio lived and died. Before returning home, the Pilgrimage will also visit Monte Sant’Angelo, the shrine in the cave where the Archangel Michael appeared in the fifth century along with visiting St. Matthew’s monastery in San Marco in Lamis.
For further details contact Michael O’Connor on (087) 2677656.

Interested in Training and Working in Care?

Offaly Local Development Company in association with the ETB invites applications for a 30 week full-time QQI Level 5 “Healthcare Support” course commencing on February 12th 2018 at Birr Further Education Centre. Priority will be given to suitable applicants aged 18 – 35. For further details contact Mary/Aoife on 087-7385989

De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the new collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and mats including bath toilet and shower mats soiled or wet clothing but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village. Many thanks for your continued support.

GAA News.

AGM:
The Annual General Meeting of Lorrha GAA Club took place last night, Tuesday in the GAA Centre in front of a large attendance. Secretary Michael Kennedy and Treasurer Declan O'Meara provided detailed reports of the year with the Under 21's North success and the Junior 'B' League successes the highlight. The club continues to be run prudently financially but more support is needed for all areas of fundraising from lotto, Tipp draw and once off draws with the 2500to1 draw not as successful as it could have been. There was particular praise for the social committee and their Friday night dancing which generated increased funds.
Chairman Padraig Madden thanked everyone who played a part in running the club over the past year, be it officers, players and mentors and wished everyone the best, before stepping down as chairman, succeeded by William Harding. Declan O'Meara also stepped down as treasurer after six years with Graham Houlihan taking up this role. Phil McIntyre was elected as a vice-president following the passing of Sean 'Johnny' O'Meara during the year.

2018 Officers: President – Michael O'Meara (The Hill); Vice-Presidents – Fr Pat Mulcahy, Phil McIntyre; Chairman – William Harding; Vice-Chairpersons – Pat Kennedy, David Broderick; Seretary – Michael Kennedy; Treasurer – Graham Houlihan; Assistant Tresaurer & Registrar – Louise Mannion; PRO – Shane Brophy; Players Representatives – Paddy Reddin & Ronan King; Coaching Officer – John Paul Houlihan; Development Officer – Tommy Cahalan; Health & Wellbeing Officer – Michael O'Carroll; Cultural Officer – Barry Moran. The roles of Children's Officer and Child Protection Officer will be confirmed at the first executive committee in the New Year, as per rule.
Assistant Secretary, County Board Delegate and Schools Liaison Officer positions will be confirmed at the Adjourned AGM which is fixed for Tuesday 9th January 2018 at 8.00pm.

Also at the AGM, Mark Dunne was ratified as senior hurling manager for 2018. The managements of the junior, under 21 and minor teams will be confirmed at the Adjourned AGM.

Auction: Our annual Auction has been fixed for Sunday 4th February.

Lotto: Our jackpot is €4,350 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

With our usual draw date of Monday night falling on Christmas Day, next weeks draw will be held on Wednesday 27th December. The subsequent draw will take place as usual on the following Monday, 1st January.

Social Dancing: continues on Friday with music of Footloose, from 9.30pm til late.

New Years Eve Cabaret: Rory in Cabaret at Lorrha GAA Complex on New Years Eve. Country and Irish music song and dance. Doors open at 8.30pm; spots prizes on door. Tickets €5.

Lorrha GAA Club would like to wish all our players, members and supporters a Happy Christmas.