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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

Good luck to the Lorrha Senior 'B' hurling team and management.

2021 Parish Calendar.

Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns are looking for photographs for the 2021 edition of the very popular Lorrha/Dorrha Parish Calendar. If you are willing to loan your photographs for possible inclusion, please call Louis on (086) 8493595, Mary at (087) 2601413 or Rose on (086) 8647166. All hard copies will be returned. You can also email your photographs to info@lorrhadorrha.ie.

New Arrivals.

A number of new babies arrived in the parish community over the last few months and we welcome them and wish them and their happy parents all the best for the future. Included in the births are two sets of twins, Jack and Lily Sherlock born to Mary (Carroll) and Eoin Sherlock (Curraduff), Luke and Daniel Kennedy born to Sandra and Donal Kennedy, (Gurteen), baby Rosie Kate Dolan daughter of Katie and Philip Dolan (Curraduff), baby Brendan Buglar, son of Chrissie (Ryan) and Brian Bugler (Rathcabbin Village), and Baby Cara Coleman, daughter of Sharon (Slevin) and Tommy Coleman (Kilregane). Congratulations to all and sincere good wishes.

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: 7.00pm Saturdays and  10.30am Sundays, Terryglass:           9.30am Sundays, Kilbarron: 8pm Saturdays, all for the foreseeable future.
Masses remain available remotely live at Borrisokane mass times and a recording from Fr Michael. Please check the following links:  www.twitch.tv/borrisokaneparish, www.killaloediocese.ie/parish/borrisokane/ and www.terryglass/kilbarron https://bit.ly/3bhnxfj.
The Rosary will be recited before both masses each weekend to ask for Our Lady’s protection during this pandemic and to end the spread of this awful virus which has affected our lives immeasurably.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Teresa Dillon and family Lorrha on the death of her brother Louis Starr of Borrisokane, which occurred on September 2nd at Galway Hospice. After funeral Mass in Terryglass Church on Saturday 5th. burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Well Done.

Congratulations to the Lorrha Junior B camogie squad who had a great win over Silvermines 4.15 to 0.5 in the quarter final. They will take on Moycarkey Borris in the semi-final which is down for Sunday 27th September at 12 noon in the county pitch at the Ragg.
A great team performance was put in by the U12 team v Portroe on Sunday and they will compete in a Shied Final – date and venue TBC. Upcoming matches for the U14 team will also be confirmed this week.

Best of Luck.

The parish is a sea of blue and white in support of the senior hurling squad and the camogie girls. The best of luck to the lads and management who take on Mullinahone in the final of the Seamus O’Riain cup on Saturday coming the 19th. The game will be played in Semple Stadium at 2.00pm. Good luck lads.

Hard Luck:

Commiserations to the U/16 B squad and management who came up against a strong Boherlahan Dualla in the County semi-final. Final score – Lorrha 1.16 Boherlahan Dualla 2.17. You still have a North medal and no doubt you will be back.
Commiserations also to the under-14team who played in the North ‘B’ final v Roscrea but were defeated 4-12 to 1-9. Hard luck to the players and mentors.

A Helping Hand.

 Lorrha GAA club members are offering help to any elderly people in the parish who need help whether it's to collect groceries, help with meals etc. during Covid – 19 Pandemic. Anyone needing help/support can ring: Joe Dolan (0879673124), Adrian Molloy (0872325234), Louis McCormack (0868492595), Maureen O'Meara (0872426965), Niall McIntyre (0857623158) who will all be happy to help.

GAA News:

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €9,600. The numbers drawn on 14 September were: 12-21-29-31. 2 Match 3's: Paul Houlihan, D&K Houlihan share €100. Promoters: Margaret O'Brien, D&K Mannion, Internet. Next Monday's draw will be for a jackpot of €9,750 with €100 Match 3 pot. Team 5 in charge of the draw. Thank you for four continued support

Senior Hurling: The very best of luck to the lads who take on Mullinahone in the Seamus Ó Riain Cup final on Saturday at 2.00pm in Semple Stadium. The game will be streamed live on the Tipperary GAA website.

Minor Football: Lorrha Rovers Gaels take on Moneygall/Clonakenny in the North ‘B’ Championship this Sunday at 5.00pm in Lorrha.

Under 16: Hard luck to the under-16s who put up a brave effort, but ultimately came up short in their county semi-final against a strong Boherlahan-Dualla team on Saturday. It was a magnificent year for our lads, in winning the north championship and we'd like to thank all players, mentors and parents for their efforts over the course of the year.

Under 14: Hard luck to the under 14’s who were defeated by Roscrea 4-12 to 1-9 in the North ‘B’ Final in Moneygall last Tuesday.

Thanks: to the Friars Tavern Lorrha who fed the U16s and the juniors after their games in the last two weeks and to Cathal McIntyre in Portumna Golf Club who put on breakfast for the senior hurlers a couple of times over the last few weeks.

Lotto: The jackpot is at €9,750 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at clubforce.com.

Camogie: Well done to the Lorrha junior camogie team who had a comprehensive 4-15 to 0-5 win over Silvermines on Sunday in the county junior ‘B’ quarter final, which sees them through to a semi-final aginst Moycarkey/Borris that will take place on the weekend September 26-27.

Sympathies: Sympathies to former Lorrha manager Joe Errity on the death of his mother Cella and to the Starr family on the death of Louis.


Lorrha Notes

Lorrha GAA on Twitter: "Well done to the Lorrha juniors who defeated  Ballingarry by 3-13 to 2-7 in the County League first round today. Fair  play lads 💪 🔵⚪️… https://t.co/xfdVLtnPme"

 

Its Good To Be Back:

I was very humbled and appreciative of all the good wishes from so many people who made contact with me through cards, letters, phone calls and text messages during my recent illness. It was a great  comfort and support to me and my family during those difficult months, thank you all so much. Sincere thanks to our wonderful neighbours and extended relatives who came to the assistance of the family throughout my ordeal.
It’s good to be home and trying to get back to some form of normality – no matter how little- as progress is slow. Thank you to one and all for everything you did for us, it is so much appreciated.  Rose Mannion.

2021 Parish Calendar.

Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns are looking for photographs for the 2021 edition of the very popular Lorrha/Dorrha Parish Calendar. If you are willing to loan your photographs for possible inclusion, please call Louis on (086) 8493595, Mary at (087) 2601413 or Rose on (086) 8647166. All hard copies will be returned. You can also email your photographs to info@lorrhadorrha.ie.

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: 7.00pm Saturdays and  10.30am Sundays, Terryglass:           9.30am Sundays, Kilbarron: 8pm Saturdays, all for the foreseeable future.
Masses remain available remotely live at Borrisokane mass times and a recording from Fr Michael. Please check the following links:  www.twitch.tv/borrisokaneparish, www.killaloediocese.ie/parish/borrisokane/ and www.terryglass/kilbarron https://bit.ly/3bhnxfj.
The Rosary will be recited before both masses each weekend to ask for Our Lady’s protection during this pandemic and to end the spread of this awful virus which has affected our lives immeasurably.

National Grandparents Pilgrimage.

 The annual National grandparents Pilgrimage will take place on Sunday 13th September at 3pm from Knock Basilica. This year due to covid-19 restrictions, the grandparents’ pilgrimage will be streamed online.  We invite grandparents and their families everywhere to join us online at

www.knockshrine.ie/watch Further details are available at www.knockshrine.ie

Lorrha Club Finds Winning Formula.

Lorrha GAA club are on a winning streak this year with the U16 ‘B’ side getting the club off to a winning combination by beating Moneygall/Clonakenny by 4-16 to  2-17 to bridge an eleven year gap, in the North final.

Hot on their heels was the U/14 ‘B’ team who recorded a great victory over a much fancied Newport side in the North semi final with five points to spare. Their fate will be known by now as the team was to play Roscrea in Moneygall in the North final last night (Tuesday).
And next up for the lads was the senior side who are through to the county final of the Seamus O’Riain cup after they beat the favorites Killenuale in the semi final on Sunday last with a whopping ten points to spare. Lorrha 3.20 – Killenuale 2.13. Lorrha now face Mullinahone in the final which will be played in two weeks time.
To top it all off on Sunday last the Lorrha girls recorded a mighty victory 6.17 to Roscrea 0.5 in their junior camogie game which now sees Lorrha into a quarter final. Well done to all the players and their management.

Don’t Forget.

 Lorrha GAA club members are offering help to any elderly people in the parish who need help whether it's to collect groceries, help with meals etc. during Covid – 19 Pandemic. Anyone needing help/support can ring: Joe Dolan (0879673124), Adrian Molloy (0872325234), Louis McCormack (0868492595), Maureen O'Meara (0872426965), Niall McIntyre (0857623158) who will all be happy to help.

Stay Safe and Take Care:

With the number of Covid 19 cases on the rise again, please adhere to the health authorities advice. Wash your hands regularly, wear a mask and stay at least two meters away from people. Believe me, you do not want this virus. Stay safe and take care.

GAA Notes:

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €9,450. The numbers drawn on 7 September were: 4-14-18-27. 1 Match 3: Mary Brady wins €100. Promoters: D&K Mannion, Mark Kennedy, Mulrooney's Gala.

Next Monday's draw will be for a jackpot of €9,600 with Match 3 pot of €100 so make sure you are in the draw. Team 4 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

 

Senior Hurling: The lads had a fantastic win in Semple Stadium over Killenuale in Seamus Ó Riain Cup semi-final on Sunday. Lorrha 3-20 Killenuale 2-13 was the final score. Next up is the county final v Mullinahone in Semple Stadium on Saturday 19th September at 2.00pm. Thanks to all at the Ferry Inn who put on a lovely meal for the lads after the game. Time to get the colour out.

Under 16 Hurling: Best of luck to the under-16s in their upcoming county semi-final v Boherlahan-Dualla this Saturday in Borrisoleigh at 2.00pm.

Under 14 Hurling: The under-14s played in the North ‘B’ final v Roscrea on Tuesday but were defeated 4-12 to 1-9. Hard luck to the players and mentors.

Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw: All members are encouraged to sign up on the Tipperary GAA website or by contacting Kathleen Gleeson (0868694528) Thanks to all our loyal promoters and participants, this is an essential fundraiser for our club.

Lotto: The jackpot is at €9,600 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at clubforce.com.

Camogie: Well done to the Lorrha junior camogie team who had a comprehensive 6-17 to 0-5 win over St Cronan’s on Sunday, which sees them through to a quarter final against Silvermines in Tony Reddin Park next Saturday at 5.00pm.


Lorrha Notes

Don't forget to put your clock forward 1 hour on Saturday night.

 

All Euro Lotto tickets are to be returned to Joe Dolan or any of the club officers. For anyone who wishes to become a part of the club's syndicate, tickets are still available online at clubforce.com. or call any of the numbers above. You have until midnight on April 6th to purchase.

Don’t Forget.

Lorrha GAA club members are offering help to any elderly people in the parish who need help whether it's to collect groceries, help with meals etc. during Covid – 19. Anyone needing help/support can ring: Joe Dolan (0879673124), Adrian Molloy (0872325234), Louis McCormack (0868492595), Maureen O'Meara (0872426965), Niall McIntyre (0857623158) who will all be happy to help.

Ploughing Raffle.

Due to the Covid -19 outbreak, the raffle for the North  Tipperary Ploughing Championships which was due to take place on Saturday night coming March 28th is cancelled indefinitely. The raffle will be held at a later time.

Church News.

As you can appreciate, the Parish Office cannot open throughout the duration of this Coronavirus crisis. However, if you have any queries including baptismal/confirmation certificates etc., please ring Theresa on 090-9747009.
Due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis and while there are no church services, the Weekly Newsletter with Scripture Readings will still be available in each Church.  No formal gatherings are permitted however, you are welcome to quiet time, to pray and reflect, in the churches each day. Please follow HSE Guidelines! Mass will be on Tipp FM on Sunday’s at 9am and also please check Nenagh and Roscrea parish websites( addresses below) for a link to Mass by Web-Cam. Thank you for your continued support throughout this difficult time and please keep safe.

www.nenaghparaish.ie, www.stcronanscluster.ie, www.ennisparish.com

We continue to pray for and remember our deceased relatives and friends throughout this difficult time. All anniversary masses will be re-arranged at a future date.

Exams Cancelled.

Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD  announced  on Thursday 19th March the cancellation of oral and practical performance tests of the state examinations which were originally scheduled to take place from Monday 23 March to Friday 3 April 2020.  All students who were due to take these tests will be awarded full marks for this portion of the exam. The decision was taken in light of the closure of schools as a result of the Covid-19 virus and it will be implemented by the State Examinations Commission (SEC). Minister McHugh said: “This is a difficult time for all. Students are facing a challenging period out of school and our decision on this element of the exams is being taken with their best interests at heart. “It is the fairest response we could take in the circumstances. It guarantees that no student will score less than they would have if schools had been operating as normal. “We have seen a new emphasis on remote learning amid the uncertainty about the impact of Covid-19 and the closure of all schools. I hope this decision will ease some of the pressure that students are feeling and allow them to focus more clearly on completing project work and preparing for written exams.” The change to the 2020 state examinations means all students who were due to take oral and practical performance tests in the following subjects will be given full marks for this part of the examination.

Second Week.

As we commence our second week living with restrictions due to Covid – 19, many business people have taken the steps to close their business in the interest of the health of staff and customers. Up to and including last Sunday March 22nd. 906 people were confirmed to have tested positive with four deaths recorded in the republic. With testing slowly continuing, hundreds of people, if not thousands, are expected to test positive this coming week. It was never more important for everyone in our community to adhere to the advice given by the HSE and the World Health Organization including social distancing and washing our hands for at least 20 seconds. New and tougher restrictions on movement will probably be announced during the week as the virus continues to spread and some people are not adhering to the warning of remaining at least 2m form other people. These are challenging times for everyone and in particular for our health care workers who are working around the clock to curtail the virus as best they can. So let’s help them out in the only way we know how and keep our distance as well as washing our hands more frequently than normal.

Clocks Go Forward.

Summer time begins on Sunday coming March 29th when the clocks go forward by One hour. As the globe continues to fight the Covid -19 pandemic, life is certainly very different from what we are used to. St. Patrick’s Day and Mothers Day were bleak and surreal, and probably Easter will be the same. But all this means nothing to new life, babies born every day and the flowers spring open to add a splash of colour to our gardens. So don’t forget to put your clock back by One hour before you go to bed on Saturday night. Keep safe and well.

GAA Notes:

Helping elderly: For any elderly people out there, living on their own at this difficult time, the club would like to offer our services whether it's to collect groceries, help with meals etc. Anyone can ring: Joe Dolan (0879673124), Adrian Molloy (0872325234), Louis McCormack (0868492595), Maureen O'Meara (0872426965), Niall McIntyre (0857623158) who will all be happy to help.

Lotto: The jackpot is at €7,150 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at clubforce.com.

Euro Lotto tickets: All Euro Lotto tickets are to be returned to Joe Dolan or any of the club officers. For anyone who wishes to become a part of the club's syndicate, tickets are still available online at clubforce.com.


Lorrha Notes

Euro Lotto deadline day: All Euro Lotto tickets are to be returned on Friday March 20 (preferably sold.) The clubhouse will be open at 8.00pm next Friday.

A Helping Hand.

Lorrha GAA club members are offering help to any elderly people in the parish who need help whether it's to collect groceries, help with meals etc. at this difficult time. Anyone can ring: Joe Dolan (0879673124), Adrian Molloy (0872325234), Louis McCormack (0868492595), Maureen O'Meara (0872426965), Niall McIntyre (0857623158) who will all be happy to help.

Ploughing Championships.

Due to a text message from Anna May McHugh, National Director of the Ploughing Championships, the North Tipperary Championships which was due to take place last Saturday 14th. were cancelled indefinitely.  The national body have advised all clubs not to continue with their championships due to Covid 19 and its implications. Watch this space for further information.

Church News.

Bishop Fintan Monahan has issued a Pastoral Message in the light of recommendations issued by the Public Health Authorities on March 11th.  in relation to the COVID-19 (Corona Virus) Pandemic. You can read the full text of the Pastoral Message on the Diocesan Website. In order to ensure compliance with the directives all of the faithful are dispensed from their obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation (including St. Patrick's Day) until March 29th when the situation will be reviewed.
People may listen to Mass each day on the Parish Radio Link at 105.4FM. It will be broadcast each weekday from Monday to Friday at 10.00am and at 11.00am on Sundays. The Church will continue to be open throughout the day and people are welcome to come and pray before the Lord in the Tabernacle, light a candle and pray that all may be safe from this virus.
Funerals and Weddings may be celebrated but only by observing the protocols laid down by the government. Only 100 people will be admitted to the church and they must observe the principle of social distancing within the Church. For this reason people are asked to consider, in the event of a funeral, to ensure that the immediate family of the deceased and close personal friends be given priority for admission to the Church. The funeral Mass will be broadcast on the Parish Radio Link at 105.4FM. Since a greater number of people (500) are permitted to gather outside, attendance at the graveside service in the cemetery may be possible instead.
Bishop Fintan says that ‘I appreciate that these restrictions may be difficult for people of faith and devotion to the Eucharist. We are trying to do what's best for our community and to protect those who may be vulnerable in this Pandemic. With some consultation and reflection we will explore ways in which we can meet other pastoral needs and continue to express our identity as a Christian Community. Blessed Michael Archangel, protect us. St. Flannan, pray for us. St. Mochulla, pray for us’.

Schools Closed.

All schools in the Republic will remain closed until March 29th due to the Coronavirus outbreak  which has hit Ireland in recent weeks. A further evaluation of the situation will be made know next week. Parents/Guardians are advised to check the HSE and the Department of Education web site for up to date announcements.

Fundraiser.

The Lorrha GAA Euro Lotto deadline is approaching fast. All Euro Lotto tickets are to be returned on Friday March 20 (preferably sold.) The clubhouse will be open at 8.00pm next Friday.
Numbers will be entered into two draws per week starting on 7th April 2020 and ending on 2nd April 2021 which gives ticket holders 104 chances of winning with the club for just €20 for the yearly ticket. The tickets can be bought from Maureen on (087) 242 6965, Joe on (087) 967 3124, Adrian on (0870 232 5234, online at  https://member.clubforce.com/tickets_m.asp?LL_ID=189&cbl=1 or any of the committee or players.  €20 for the year is great value with each entrant a part of the club's syndicate. Thanks to all who have gone to effort of selling and buying tickets.

Gardai Warning

Gardai are asking the public to be careful as Coronavirus scammers may spread much quicker that the actual virus itself. Fraudsters may exploit people at this terrible time to carry out various types of fraud. The three types of fraud to look out for are: 1. Phising/smishing/vishing, 2. Fraudulent selling/trading, or 3. Social engineering scams. Be alert and be careful.

Restricted.

The Tipperary senior hurling team which included our own parish men Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher and Brian Hogan, will restrict their movements for the next two weeks which includes not going to work and reducing social interactions following their return from a training camp in Spain on Friday night last 13th.  PRO Joe Bracken said in a statement ‘The Tipperary Senior Hurling team were on a warm weather training camp in south-eastern Spain from Monday 9th March to Friday 13th March. The travelling party stayed in private accommodation where there were no other residents and remained in this private location for the duration of their stay.They followed HSE and WHO advice in relation to protection against COVID-19 at all times while travelling and while on the training camp. On their return on Friday night, they were advised by representatives of the HSE at Shannon Airport that they should restrict their movements for the next two weeks which includes not going to work and reducing social interactions.

GAA Notes.

Best wishes to all club members: The club would like to wish the best to all its members at this difficult time. Be safe, be prudent and adhere to all guidelines with regard to hygiene and well-being. With our best efforts and if everyone's pulls together, we will no doubt be back on the field soon.

Helping elderly: For any elderly people out there, living on their own at this difficult time, the club would like to offer our services whether it's to collect groceries, help with meals etc. Anyone can ring: Joe Dolan (0879673124), Adrian Molloy (0872325234), Louis McCormack (0868492595), Maureen O'Meara (0872426965), Niall McIntyre (0857623158) who will all be happy to help.

Lotto: The jackpot is at €7,000 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at clubforce.com.

Euro Lotto deadline day: All Euro Lotto tickets are to be returned on Friday March 20 (preferably sold.) The clubhouse will be open at 8.00pm next Friday.

Thanks to all who have gone to effort of selling and buying tickets.

Best wishes to all readers.

This correspondent would like to wish the very best to all at this dreadfully difficult time. Keep safe and well, follow the expert’s advice and adhere to all guidelines with regard to hygiene and well-being. We can get through this if everyone pulls together. Take care of each other and good luck.

 


Lorrha Notes

They raised €8000.00 for the Irish Cancer Society. Well done all. 

Ploughing Championships.

Weather permitting the North Tipperary ploughing championships will go ahead on Saturday next 14th at 12 noon in Borrisokane on the lands of Donie O’Meara by kind permission. Membership is due and must be submitted on or before March 20th. By now, all members should have their allocation of raffle tickets to sell. Tickets cost €5 with first prize €300, 2nd. = €200, 3rd = €100, 4th = Two tickets to the National Ploughing championships in September and numerous other prizes. The draw will take place on Saturday 28th March in O’Meara’s Restaurant & Bar in Portumna. All members are asked to sell their allocation of tickets please.

Late John Fallon.

The peaceful death occurred on Sunday March 1st 2020 of John Fallon, Derry, Rathcabbin. John is deeply regretted by his beloved wife Marie, daughter Ann (Finucane), sons Sean, Seamus, Gerard and Padriag, son-in-law Brendan, daughters-in-law Mary, Jill and Sarah, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, neighbours and friends to whom sympathy is offered. After funeral Mass in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church, Rathcabbin on Wednesday 4th.  burial  took place in Bonoham Cemetery.  May he rest in peace.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Agnes Slevin and family, Lorrha on the death of her sister Kathleen McDonald, Mountrath which occurred on Tuesday March 3rd.
After funeral Mass in St. Fintan’s Church, Mountrath on Thursday 5th burial took place in St. Fintan’s cemetery. May she rest in peace.
Sympathy is also extended to John Kelly and family Lorrha on the death of his father Joseph (Joey) who passed away peacefully at his son John’s home at Rath, Lorrha on Thursday March 5th.  Dearly loved husband of the late Julia Ann and much loved and loving father of Theresa, John and the late Christopher. He will be sadly missed by his loving family, grandchildren Dean, Jason and Caoimhe, great-grandchildren Luke and Pippa, son-in-law Benny, John's partner Lorraine, brothers, sisters, extended family and friends. After funeral Mass on Saturday last in St. Patrick’s Church Wicklow, burial took place in Rathnew Cemetery.  May he rest in peace.
Sympathy is extended to Mary Walsh and family Lorrha on the death of her sister in England last week. Funeral arrangements for Ireland to be announced later.
Church News.

Sunday Masses Redwood, 1st & 3rd Saturday’s at 6.30pm, Lorrha, 2nd, 4th & 5th Saturdays at 6.30pm. Rathcabbin, Sunday’s at 11.30am. Week day Masses Monday 9.30am in Lorrha (no Mass on Bank Holidays)

Please Note:  St Patrick’s Day Mass in Rathcabbin Church at 10.30am.

Congratulations to the children of the Parish who will receive their Confirmation on Sunday last in Lorrha Church. May they be filled with the Holy Spirit.

Mount St Joseph’s Abbey.

Lenten Retreat   “Come to the Well” Friday 13th to Sunday 15th March Led by Patrick Reynolds and Pat Walsh. Cost €150.00. Bookings 0505-25600

Imagining the Church of the Future.

Bishop Fintan has initiated a diocese-wide process of reflection & planning. The aim is to help parishes& pastoral areas to think about & plan for the future. The first part of this process, ‘Let’s Imagine’, will take place from March to May 2020. People who are thinking & writing about the future of the Irish Church will offer presentations at venues across the Diocese. Fr Michael Conway, from Maynooth College, will speak on The Church of the Future in the Barack Obama Plaza on Thursday March 12th at 7.30 pm. Everyone who is interested is welcome to attend.

Fundraiser.

Lorrha GAA have entered the Euro Millions for 2020/2021 as part of their major fundraiser for the coming year. Numbers will be entered into two draws per week starting on 7th April 2020 and ending on 2nd April 2021 which gives ticket holders 104 chances of winning with the club for just €20 for the yearly ticket. The tickets can be bought from Maureen on (087) 242 6965, Joe on (087) 967 3124, Adrian on (0870 232 5234, online at  https://member.clubforce.com/tickets_m.asp?LL_ID=189&cbl=1 or any of the committee or players.  €20 for the year is great value with each entrant a part of the club's syndicate. All support appreciated.

Lorrha Camogie.

Lorrha Camogie extend congratulations to Clodagh McIntyre on winning the Purcell Cup with UCD on the 16th of February. There was also club rivalry in the Purcell cup quarter final where Clodagh was on the opposite team to her own teammate Celine Cleary who was representing LIT.
Our first Junior B league match v Portroe was postponed due to the bad weather and our next match is down for 21st March at home v Annacarty. Time to be confirmed.

Rathcabbin Hall Notes: 

Progressive 25 Cards - Winners on 10 games John & Frank and Mick & Sakie. Cards continue every Friday night at 8.30pm. in the hall.

Cancelled.

St. Kieran’s Care Home, Rathcabbin regret to announce that the planned coffee morning combined with a Daffodil day which was to take place on Friday 27th March has had to be cancelled due to the Corona Virus.

Portumna Social Day Centre

Would you like a Social Outlet?  Freshly Cooked Meals, Outings, Activities Eg: Music,Song/Dance,Bingo,Cards,Quiz etc. or just Sit Back Relax, Read and interact with other attendees. Bus Service available: From Your Door to the Centre on the following days.
Tuesday: Tynagh,Abbey,Duniry.  Wednesday:Woodford. Thursday:Lorrha/Rathcabbin
Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday-Local Collections.
If you are interested please Drop in for Meet and Greet or Tel:090-9741740 for more information.

Bridge Classes:

 Learn to Play Bridge. Classes commencing Mid-March in Portumna. For Further Details contact: Pat Cox President 086 2471773 or Kaye Duddy Secretary 090 9742444. Portumna Contract Bridge Club.

GAA Notes.

Senior: The senior hurlers lost by four points, on a scoreline of 4-15 to 2-17 to Kiladangan last Sunday in their first round of the County League. Up next is Thurles Sarsfields at home next weekend. Fixture TBC.

Junior Hurling: Well done to the Lorrha juniors who defeated Ballingarry by 3-13 to 2-7 in the County League first round today. Fair play lads. Juniors have a bye next weekend.

Minor football: Minor footballers hope to be out next weekend. Fixture tbc.

U14 Football: The Lorrha Under-14s will host Templederry/Ballinahinch next Saturday at 2.00 with a place in Féile Peil 'B' semi-final up for grabs.

Schools hurling: Well done James Guinan and Birr lads who won All-Ireland schools 'B' semi-final against Ballycastle at the weekend. Best of luck in the final.

Coaching course: The club will be providing a foundation level coaching course in Lorrha on Mondays March 23 and March 30, with David Needham providing the class. Both of those dates are booked out, but if there is any more interest, we'll run another one.

Child welfare course and Garda vetting: There will be a child welfare course in the clubhouse on Wednesday March 11.Registration at 6.10. The course begins at 6.30. This course is essential for anyone who wishes to be involved with any of the underage teams this year. Garda Vetting is also essential for any underage coach, and they can cover this by looking up GAA Garda Vetting and following instructions.

Euro Lotto: Lorrha have entered the Euro Millions for 2020/2021 as part of our major fundraiser for the coming year. Tickets are great value at €20, with each entrant a part of the club's syndicate which will be entered in a number of draws per week. All support appreciated.

Social dancing: Social dancing continues next Friday night Mar 13 to the music of Catheriona O'Sullivan.

Lotto: The jackpot is at €6,850 with a Match 3 pot of €120. You can play online at clubforce.com.

Membership: All players are to have their membership paid. Membership can be paid on clubforce.com, with all rates unchanged from last year.

Summer coaching: Tipperary GAA coaching and Development are recruiting coaches for this year's Easter and Summer GAA camps. Coaches must be born 2003 or earlier. If you are interested, apply via email to Dinny Maher:  tipperarygaacamps2020@gmail.com.

Sympathies: The club would like to extends its sympathies to the Fallon family, Derry, Rathcabban, on the death of John. John played corner back for the senior team in 1958, and was part of the Junior hurlers' North final winning team in 1966. John was a tenacious and committed defender. May he rest in peace.


Lorrha Notes

Lorrha GAA club launched their new fundraising venture recently in the GAA clubhouse. They are entering the Euro Lotto with numbers drawn during the launch. The numbers will be entered into two draws per week starting on 7th April 2020 and ending on 2nd April 2021 which gives ticket holders 104 chances of winning with the club for just €20 for the yearly ticket which can be bought from Maureen on (087) 242 6965, Joe on (087) 967 3124, Adrian on (0870 232 5234, online at https://member.clubforce.com/tickets_m.asp?LL_ID=189&cbl=1 or any of the committee or players.  Pictured here drawing  number’s is senior captain Eoin McIntyre. Pic: Rose Mannion.

Postponed.

The North Tipperary ploughing championships were cancelled due to the inclement weather last week-end. The new date is Saturday March 14th at 12 noon. Membership is due and must be submitted on or before March 20th. By now, all members should have their allocation of raffle tickets to sell. Tickets cost €5 with first prize €300, 2nd. = €200, 3rd = €100, 4th = Two tickets to the National Ploughing championships in September and numerous other prizes. The draw will take place on Saturday 28th March in O’Meara’s Restaurant & Bar in Portumna. All members are asked to sell their allocation of tickets please.

Preservation of Owls in our Environment

Dr Aine Lynch and Tom Gallagher of Birdwatch Ireland  will give a lecture and the preservation of various Owl species including the Barn Owl in Lorrha Hall next Friday night 6th March at 8pm. This is a very informative talk on the habitat needed to conserve and enhance these beautiful birds in Ireland. Admission is free and all are welcome. For further details contact Cllr. Michael O Meara (086)8379300.

Church News.

Sunday Masses Redwood, 1st & 3rd Saturday’s at 6.30pm, Lorrha, 2nd, 4th & 5th Saturdays at 6.30pm. Rathcabbin, Sunday’s at 11.30am. Week day Masses Monday 9.30am in Lorrha (no Mass on Bank Holidays)

Please note that there will be no mass in Redwood on Sat 7th March, with the Vigil mass in Rathcabbin at 6.30pm instead due to the Confirmation on Sun 8th March in Lorrha.
Sacrament of Confirmation, Lorrha Church, Sunday, 8th March, 2020.

St Patricks Day Mass in Rathcabbin Church at 10.30am

Sacrament of First Holy Communion, Rathcabbin Church, Sunday, 10th May 2020.

Care of the Environment:

Planet Earth is under serious threat. Climate change and exhaustion of natural resources loom ominously. What can we do to halt these trends? How can we help to conserve the most precious thing we have – our children’s future? Anyone who is concerned about these issues is invited to a meeting in St. Ruadhan’s Community Hall, Lorrha on Monday 9th March at 8pm. Come and see how together we can make a difference.

Fundraiser.

Lorrha GAA have entered the Euro Millions for 2020/2021 as part of their major fundraiser for the coming year. Numbers will be entered into two draws per week starting on 7th April 2020 and ending on 2nd April 2021 which gives ticket holders 104 chances of winning with the club for just €20 for the yearly ticket. The tickets can be bought from Maureen on (087) 242 6965, Joe on (087) 967 3124, Adrian on (0870 232 5234, online at  https://member.clubforce.com/tickets_m.asp?LL_ID=189&cbl=1 or any of the committee or players.  €20 for the year is great value with each entrant a part of the club's syndicate. All support appreciated.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Jimmy Cunningham and family Portland and extended family, on the death of his mother Katherine, Portumna which occurred on  Monday 24th February. Predeceased
by her husband Michael and her son-in-law Mike Monaghan. Katherine's passing is deeply regretted by her sons and daughters, - Seán, Peggy, Tommy, Mary, Jimmy and Patricia, her sons-in-law Micheál Lohan (Ballygar) and Kevin Dunne (Dunshaughlin), her daughters-in-law Patricia Abberton (Clonmoylan) and Patricia White (Lorrha), her thirteen grandchildren, her three great-grandchildren, her sister-in-law, her brother-in-law, her cousins, relatives, and her many friends. After funeral Mass Funeral Mass in St. Brigid's Church, Portumna, burial took place in Calvary Cemetery.  May she rest in peace.
Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Martina Duggan and family, Portland on the death of her brother P.J. Bugler, Loughrea which occurred on February 25th.  Cherished and much-loved husband of Angelina and adored father of Cathal, Sharon and Stephen. Sadly, missed by his daughter in-law Selina, son in-law Noel and his beloved grandchildren Alisha, Brendan and Amelia. Fondly remembered by his brother Michael, sisters Maura, Martina, Teresa, Pauline, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, cousins, relatives, extended family, neighbours and many friends. After funeral Mass in St. Brendan’s Cathedral, Loughrea on Friday 28th burial took place in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Loughrea. May he rest in peace.
Sympathy

Sympathy is extended to Michelle Ryan (Manager of Mulrooney’s The Ferry, Lorrha) and extended Ryan family on the death of her mother Marita, Aglish on Friday 28th February. After funeral Mass in Aglish Church on Sunday last, burial took place in St. Peter Pauls Cemetery, Borrisokane. May she rest in peace.

Lorrha N.S.

Lorrha N.S. is enrolling students for Sept 2020. Application forms are available from the school or call (090) 9747295, download from website lorrhans.ie or by email to luanaofa@eircom.net.

Rathcabbin N.S.

Rathcabbin NS is now enrolling new pupils for the school year 2020/2021. If you would like to enrol your child or would like information, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. DArcy at the school by phone 057 39008/0864140102 or email principal@rathcabbinns.ie.

Tractor Run.

Borrisokane Community College Tractor run in aid of Embrace FARM and Pieta House will take place on Sunday March 8th . Registration in School reception at 12 noon, starting at 1.00pm.  Refreshments and raffle will be held in the school afterwards. All vehicles must be taxed and insured. Entry fee €20 per tractor. For further information contact (083) 832 8647.

Date for your Diary

St. Kieran’s Care Home, Rathcabbin, are holding a coffee morning combined with a Daffodil day on Friday 27th March from 10.30am to 12 noon. All proceeds will go to the Irish Cancer Society. Everyone is invited to attend.

GAA News.

Senior: The senior hurlers will play their first County League game away to Kiladangan on weekend March 8.

Junior Hurling: The junior hurlers will get their League campaign underway this weekend against Burgess on Saturday at 4.00.

Minor football: Having had their game postponed last weekend, The Lorrha Rovers minor footballers are fixed to play Moneygall/Clonakenny next weekend. Fixtures TBC.

U14 Football: The Lorrha Under-14s will begin their Peil North Tipp Juvenile B campaign against Moneygall/Clonakenny in Lorrha on Saturday.

Coaching course: The club will be providing a foundation level coaching course in Lorrha on Mondays March 23 and March 30. David Needham will be providing the class and any club members with an interest in getting into coaching are encouraged to attend.

Child welfare course and Garda vetting: There will be a child welfare course in the clubhouse on Wednesday March 11.Registration at 6.10. The course begins at 6.30. This course is essential for anyone who wishes to be involved with any of the underage teams this year. Garda Vetting is also essential for any underage coach, and they can cover this by looking up GAA Garda Vetting and following instructions.

Euro Lotto: Lorrha have entered the Euro Millions for 2020/2021 as part of our major fundraiser for the coming year. Tickets are great value at €20, with each entrant a part of the club's syndicate which will be entered in a number of draws per week. All support appreciated.

Social dancing: Social dancing continues next Friday night Mar 6 to the music of Adrian Ryan. Dancing from 9.30 to 12.30.

Lotto: The jackpot is at €6,700 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at clubforce.com.

Membership: All players are to have their membership paid by this Friday night. Membership can be paid on clubforce.com, with all rates unchanged from last year.

Summer coaching: Tipperary GAA coaching and Development are recruiting coaches for this year's Easter and Summer GAA camps. Coaches must be born 2003 or earlier. If you are interested, apply via email to Dinny Maher:  tipperarygaacamps2020@gmail.com.

Sympathies: To the Ryan family of Aglish on the death of Marita. May she rest in peace.


Lorrha Notes

Lorrha GAA club launched their new fundraising venture recently in the GAA clubhouse. They are entering the Euro Lotto with numbers drawn during the launch. The numbers will be entered into two draws per week starting on 7th April 2020 and ending on 2nd April 2021 which gives ticket holders 104 chances of winning with the club for just €20 for the yearly ticket which can be bought from Maureen on (087) 242 6965, Joe on (087) 967 3124, Adrian on (0870 232 5234, online at https://member.clubforce.com/tickets_m.asp?LL_ID=189&cbl=1 or any of the committee or players.  Pictured here drawing  number’s is senior captain Eoin McIntyre. Pic: Rose Mannion.

Two cars meet on the stretch of badly flooded road at the Anglers Rest, Rathcabbin. Pic: Rose Mannion

North Tipp Ploughing.

The North Tipperary ploughing championships will take place on Sunday March 1st commencing at 12 noon, on the lands of Donie O’Meara, Ballyhaden, Borrisokane by kind permission. Entries to be with the secretary Denis Cahalan by Wednesday Feb. 26th. to (087) 779 3719. Membership is due and must be submitted on or before March 20th. Contact Denis on the above number.

Church News.

Sunday Masses Redwood, 1st & 3rd Saturday’s at 6.30pm, Lorrha, 2nd, 4th & 5th Saturdays at 6.30pm. Rathcabbin, Sunday’s at 11.30am. Week day Masses Monday 9.30am in Lorrha (no Mass on Bank Holidays)
Ash Wednesday:  This Wednesday 26th February is Ash Wednesday, a day of Fast and Abstinence.  Mass times are as follows: 10am in Borrisokane, 7:30pm in Lorrha & Kilbarron   Ashes are a reminder of the meaning of life, and perhaps a time to reflect on balance in our lives.

For your Diary:

Sacrament of Confirmation, Lorrha Church, Sunday, 8th March, 2020.  Sacrament of First Holy Communion, Rathcabbin Church, Sunday, 10th May 2020.

Glenstal Abbey:

Sundays of Lent @ Glenstal Abbey 2020. 1st March to 5th April. The series will follow the Sunday Gospels of Lent in the Monastery Library, from 4.30pm. Talks will be streamed live – www.glenstal.org. Week 1: March 1st “Do not Lead us Into Temptation (Jesus in the Desert)” by Luke MacNamara OSB.

Day for young adults (20-35). Come & See – Rest..Refresh..Reflect.. Sat 29th Feb from 10am to 5pm. Contact Luke@glenstal.com

Birr St Vincent de Paul

 The above would like to thank the people of Rathcabbin, Lorrha & Redwood for their wonderful donation of food, which was collected in Rathcabbin Church at Christmas. Your contribution was really appreciated and helped St Vincent de Paul greatly in their work.

Pilgrimage.

The 64th Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from Friday 26th June to Wednesday 1st July; €725 full board with €20 discount for online booking to: joewalshtours.ie

Trip to Medjugorje

The annual trip to Madjugorje takes place on June 17th. The duration of the flight will be 2.5 hours shorter as we fly into Mostar instead of Dubrovnik. Also, an easy payment plan is available. Contact Maria on (087) 2826088.

Late Kathleen (Nancy) Donhue.

The death occurred of Kathleen (Nancy) Donhue, nee Fallon, Grange Lorrha and Mullingar, Westmeath on Saturday 22nd February peacefully at her home. Predeceased by her husband Paul. Nancy will be forever missed by her daughters Ann (Hughes), Breda (McCrory), Frances (McEntee), Geraldine, Caroline, sons Paul, Peter, Steve, Larry and Richard Cunningham, brother Chas Fallon, Sons-in-Law, Daughters-in-Law, Nephews, Nieces, Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, relatives and friends to whom sympathy is extended. After funeral Mass on Tuesday 25th February in St.Josephs Church, Milltownpass, burial  took place in Milltownpass Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Well Done.

Congratulations is extended to Clodagh McIntyre, Lorrha who helped UCD to Purcell Cup victory recently with a 1-6 to 0-5 victory against Technical University Dublin and on Sunday last helped Tipp Intermediate team to victory over Laois in the opening round of the National league.  Well done Clodagh.

Lorrha N.S.

Lorrha N.S. is enrolling students for Sept 2020. Application forms are available from the school or call (090) 9747295, download from website lorrhans.ie or by email to luanaofa@eircom.net.

Rathcabbin N.S.

Rathcabbin NS is now enrolling new pupils for the school year 2020/2021. If you would like to enrol your child or would like information, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. DArcy at the school by phone 057 39008/0864140102 or email principal@rathcabbinns.ie.

Redwood NS.

Our enrolment evening will be held on  Thursday 27th February from 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm

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

Date for your Diary

St. Kieran’s Care Home, Rathcabbin, are holding a coffee morning combined with a Daffodil day on Friday 27th March from 10.30am to 12 noon. All proceeds will go to the Irish Cancer Society. Everyone is invited to attend.

GAA News.

Senior: The senior hurlers will play their first County League game away to Kiladangan on weekend March 8.

Junior Hurling: The junior hurlers will get their League campaign underway this weekend against Burgess. Fixture details TBC.

Juvenile: Well done to all the Lorrha players, Conor Kennedy, Robert Duffy and Shane Cleary (u14), Rory Duffy (u15) and Donnacha O'Meara (u16) who have been representing Lorrha on North Tipp teams in recent inter-divisional tournaments.

Coaching course: The club will be providing a foundation level coaching course in Lorrha on Mondays March 23 and March 30. David Needham will be providing the class and any club members with an interest in getting into coaching are encouraged to attend.

Executive meeting: There will be an executive meeting in the clubhouse at 8.00 on Tuesday March 3.

Euro Lotto: Lorrha have entered the Euro Millions for 2020/2021 as part of our major fundraiser for the coming year. Tickets are great value at €20, with each entrant a part of the club's syndicate which will be entered in a number of draws per week. All support appreciated.

Social dancing: Social dancing continues next Friday night Feb 28 to the music of Declan Aunger. Dancing from 9.30 to 12.30.

Lotto: The jackpot is at €6,550 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at clubforce.com.

Membership: All club people are encouraged to get their membership paid. Membership can be paid on clubforce.com, with all rates unchanged from last year.

 

This week the County Competitions Control Committee (CCC) has forwarded the master fixtures plan to the clubs of Tipperary. Based on the fact that the Tipperary senior club hurling champions have been drawn in the semi-finals of the provincial championship on November 15 the CCC have decided to provisionally schedule the 2020 county senior hurling championship final for Sunday, November 1.

The master fixtures plan is drawn up by the CCC at the start of each year and represents a provisional fixtures guide for the forthcoming year. It is sensibly based on Tipperary, potentially, reaching the All-Ireland senior hurling final on August 16. The club championship fixtures are designed based on this supposition i.e. no FBD Insurance County Senior Hurling Championship games will take place in the Premier County this year until Liam Sheedy's Tipperary exit the inter-county championship.

Please note that the master fixtures plan does not allow for rounds of the respective divisional senior and intermediate hurling championships to be played - it is the responsibility of each divisional board to have their respective competitions completed before the first round of the county championship takes place (week-ending August 30).

So, according to the master fixtures plan the rounds of the FBD Insurance County Senior Hurling Championship (Dan Breen Cup), FBD Insurance Séamus Ó Riain Cup (Roinn II of the county senior hurling championship) and FBD Insurance County Intermediate Hurling Championship will take take place as follows:

Week-ending August 30: FBD Insurance County Senior Hurling Championship (Dan Breen Cup) round one, FBD Insurance Séamus Ó Riain Cup round one and FBD Insurance County Intermediate Hurling Championship round one.

Week-ending September 6: FBD Insurance County Senior Hurling Championship (Dan Breen Cup) round two, FBD Insurance Séamus Ó Riain Cup round two and FBD Insurance County Intermediate Hurling Championship round two.

Week-ending September 20: FBD Insurance County Senior Hurling Championship (Dan Breen Cup) round three, FBD Insurance Séamus Ó Riain Cup round three and FBD Insurance County Intermediate Hurling Championship round three - this round will complete the group stage of the respective competitions.

Wednesday, September 23: FBD Insurance County Senior Hurling Championship (Dan Breen Cup) and FBD Insurance County Intermediate Hurling Championship preliminary quarter-finals (if required).

Week-ending September 27: FBD Insurance County Intermediate Hurling Championship quarter-finals.

Week-ending October 4: FBD Insurance County Senior Hurling Championship (Dan Breen Cup) quarter-finals and the FBD Insurance Séamus Ó Riain Cup quarter-finals. FBD Insurance County Intermediate Hurling Championship semi-finals.

Week-ending October 18: FBD Insurance County Senior Hurling Championship (Dan Breen Cup) semi-finals and the FBD Insurance Séamus Ó Riain Cup semi-finals. FBD Insurance County Intermediate Hurling Championship final.

Week-ending November 1: FBD Insurance County Senior Hurling Championship (Dan Breen Cup) final and the FBD Insurance Séamus Ó Riain Cup final.

MUNSTER CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW

The Tipperary champions will feature in the 2020 Munster junior hurling and football championship quarter-finals on the week-ending November 1.

The Tipperary intermediate hurling champions will feature in a provincial quarter-final on the week-ending November 1 while the Premier County's intermediate football champions will compete in a Munster semi-final on the week-ending November 8.

The Tipperary senior hurling and football champions have been drawn in the semi-finals of the Munster club championship and both games will take place on the week-ending November 15.


Lorrha Notes

 

Lorrha GAA officially launched the club’s major fundraiser last week with special guest Pat Carroll, Ballyea, the first up to pluck out the numbers, followed by players, mentors and supporters. Pat is pictured here pulling the first number out of the drum watched by Joe Dolan, chairman, Adrian Molloy, treasurer, Maureen Guinan secretary. See below for numbers drawn. 

North Tipp Ploughing.

The North Tipperary ploughing championships will take place on Sunday March 1st on the lands of Donie O’Meara, Ballyhaden, Borrisokane by kind permission. Entries to be with the secretary Denis Cahalan by Wednesday Feb. 26th. to (087) 779 3719.
The committee extend sympathy to Eamon Dermody on the death of his mother Josie which occurred last week. RIP.

GAA Fundraiser.

Lorrha GAA officially launched the club’s major fundraiser last week with special guest Pat Carroll, Ballyea, the first up to pluck out the numbers, followed by players, mentors and supporters.      The numbers drawn were, LINE 1: 9 - 34 - 7 - 13 - 8 - 6 – 4.   LINE 2: 13 - 8 - 39 - 9 - 5 - 7 – 10. LINE 3: 6 - 24 - 21 - 17 - 48 - 10 – 12. LINE 4: 29 - 1 - 44 - 50 - 33 - 3 – 11. LINE 5: 14 - 13 - 23 - 29 - 20 - 7 – 1. LINE 6: 48 - 19 - 45 - 44 - 29 - 9 – 12.
For twelve months beginning on 7th of April 2020 and ending on 2nd April 2021, the club will enter these  numbers in the Euro Lotto with two draws taking place each week. Tickets are only €20 and for a chance to be part of the syndicate and of course to support the club call Maureen on (087) 242 6965, Joe on (087) 9673124 or Adrian on (087) 232 5234 or any member of the club. Your support will be much appreciated.

Church News.

Sunday Masses Redwood, 1st & 3rd Saturday’s at 6.30pm, Lorrha, 2nd, 4th & 5th Saturdays at 6.30pm. Rathcabbin, Sunday’s at 11.30am. Week day Masses Monday 9.30am in Lorrha (no Mass on Bank Holidays)

Bereavement Support.

A Bereavement Support Information Evening  will take place in Milford Care Centre on Tue 25th February 2020 from 7pm - 8.30pm. The evening is designed to give general information on grief and bereavement to bereaved people, their family and friends. The Information Evening is Free.

Pilgrimage.

The 64th Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from Friday 26th June to Wednesday 1st July; €725 full board with €20 discount for online booking to: joewalshtours.ie

Trip to Medjugorje

The annual trip to Madjugorje takes place on June 17th. The duration of the flight will be 2.5 hours shorter as we fly into Mostar instead of Dubrovnik. Also, an easy payment plan is available. Contact Maria on (087) 2826088.

Late Josie Dermody.

The death occurred on Wednesday February 12th 2020 of Josie (Johanna) Dermody (nee Dillon), Ballyea, Rathcabbin. Josie was predeceased by her husband Willie. Sadly missed by her sons Liam and Eamon (Rathcabbin) ,Patrick (St Anne’s, Moneygall), her daughters Lucy (Dublin), Mary Egan (Kilcormac), Frances Murphy (Knock, Roscrea), sons-in-law Ned and Seamus, daughter-in-law Mary, grandchildren Sinead, Anna, Ciara, Connor, Eddie and Dainiel, her sister Mary Leamy, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, nephews, nieces, cousins, neighbours, relatives and friends to whom sympathy is offered.
After funeral Mass in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin on Friday 14th of February, burial took place in  Bonoham Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Lorrha N.S.

Lorrha N.S. is enrolling students for Sept 2020. Application forms are available from the school or call (090) 9747295, download from website lorrhans.ie or by email to luanaofa@eircom.net.

Rathcabbin N.S.

Rathcabbin NS is now enrolling new pupils for the school year 2020/2021. If you would like to enrol your child or would like information, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. DArcy at the school by phone 057 39008/0864140102 or email principal@rathcabbinns.ie.

Redwood NS.

Our enrolment evening will be held on  Thursday 27th February from 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm 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

Preliminary Announcement.

St. Kieran’s Care Home, Rathcabbin, are holding a coffee morning combined with a Daffodil day on Friday 27th March from 10.30am to 12 noon. All proceeds will go to the Irish Cancer Society. Everyone is invited to attend.

Celebration Dinner Dance.

Shannon Rovers camogie club will host a dinner dance on Saturday, February 22nd at 7pm, in the County Arms Hotel, Birr. Medals will be presented to the Junior (now Intermediate) and the U18 team. Music by Double Trouble. Special Guest: Liam Sheedy. Tickets €35. For tickets, please contact:  Ute Duggan 087-9151356.

Aglish Sociable Ladies.

A Health Information evening organised by the Aglish Sociable Ladies, will be held on Wednesday 26th February at 8.00pm in Aglish Hall. There will be several speakers on the night. Admission €5.

Table Quiz.

Table Quiz in Portumna Golf Club on Friday 21st Feb.at 8pm. Table of 4 - €40. individual persons very welcome -€10 .Lots of Spot prizes & fun guaranteed .Please support.

GAA News

Senior: The senior hurlers will play their first County League game away to Kiladangan on weekend March 8.

Juvenile: Coaches have been confirmed for coming year.

U16 - John Madden, Tadhg Nevin, Willie Hough, Paddy Reddin.

U14 - Hubert Duggan, Paddy Reddin, Christopher Fogarty.

U12 - Tom Kennedy, Martina Duffy, Rob Fitzgerald.

U10 - Colm Kennedy.

U8 & U6 - TBC with some coaches lined up.

Minor football: Lorrha Rovers Gaels will begin their North Minor 'B' Football Championship away to Tommevara on weekend 22-23 February.

Lotto:  The jackpot is at €6,400 with a Match 3 pot of €160. You can play online at clubforce.com.

Social Dancing: Continues in the Tony Reddin Centre on Friday, February 21 to the music of Chris Dallat. Dancing from 9.30 to 12.30.

Euro Lotto: Lorrha’s yearly numbers for Euro Lotto were drawn last Tuesday night. Thanks to all the players, club members and speical guest Pat Carroll, Ballea for drawing the numbers.

LINE 1: 9 - 34 - 7 - 13 - 8 - 6 - 4

LINE 2: 13 - 8 - 39 - 9 - 5 - 7 - 10

LINE 3: 6 - 24 - 21 - 17 - 48 - 10 - 12

LINE 4: 29 - 1 - 44 - 50 - 33 - 3 - 11

LINE 5: 14 - 13 - 23 - 29 - 20 - 7 - 1

LINE 6: 48 - 19 - 45 - 44 - 29 - 9 - 12

We will have six lines per draw, and there are two draws per week on Tuesday and Friday nights. Tickets are also now on sale on line.

Sympathies: The club would like to extend its sympathies to the Dermody family after the death of Josie. May she rest in peace.

Registration: Club registration night this Friday night, Feb 21 from 8-9.30 in the dressing rooms. Membership and reg. is - €90 – Adult player; €50 – Minor/Student; €30 – Non-playing Adult (+€70 extra for gym); €20 – Juvenile (16 & under); Family - €90- (2 adults & 2 children, cap is €100 for 3 or more children.

Music: Tradstone will be in the Tony Reddin Centre on Saturday, April 11 for a night of music and entertainment. Tickets will be distributed soon.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €6,100. The numbers drawn were: 7-14-28-32. No Match 3. Lucky Dips: Breda McCrory, Ann Egan, Teresa Collins and Tony Coen.

Referees Course: If you are interested in becoming a GAA referee apply through Tipperary Referees Coordinator John Bob Ryan 086-8172752, to book your place.


Lorrha Notes

Lorrha senior hurler David Fogarty (2nd on left), House Fitness, Birr  is pictured here making a presentation of a set of Jerseys to the team last week.  Under the new management of John McIntyre, David has also offered each of the players access to his state of the art gym in Birr.  The club would like to extend sincere thanks to  David  for his generous offer and for the set of jersey’s which is greatly appreciated by all members of the club.
Pictured here during the presentation from left are James O’Meara (Selector), David Fogarty, House Fitness, Birr, (Sponsor), Paddy Reddin, Eoin McIntyre (Captain), Joe Dolan (Chairman), Leon Houlihan, Maureen Guinan (Secretary).  
Pic: Rose Mannion.

 

Rathcabbin Hall Notes: 

Progressive 25 Cards - Winners on 9 games Tony & Ned and Pat & Liam. Cards continue every Friday night at 8.30pm.

Bootcamp Fitness Classes on Mondays, 7.30pm - 8.30pm. €5 Pay as you go. All levels of fitness welcome.

Yoga class on Thursdays at 7pm. Contact Kristina on 0858566541 for details.

Parent and toddler group on each Thursday morning at 10.30am. Come along for the chat and play.

The hall is available to hire for your meetings and classes, contact 0871364936 for more information.


GAA Fundraiser.

Lorrha GAA club under the new chairmanship of Joe Dolan, are holding a major fundraiser for 2020.  It's a Euro Lotto fundraiser for a chance to win your share in the Euro Millions. Tickets are only €20 for a yearly ticket, and the committee appeal to everyone to support this event if you can.
The club wish to extend thanks to senior player David Fogarty who has very kindly sponsored a set of new jerseys for the coming year. David has also offered each player in the club, the use of his state of the art gym, House Fitness, Birr, for the year ahead. No doubt, this is a much appreciated gesture from the players. Well done David.

Church News.

Sunday Masses Redwood, 1st & 3rd Saturday’s at 6.30pm, Lorrha, 2nd, 4th & 5th Saturdays at 6.30pm. Rathcabbin, Sunday’s at 11.30am. Week day Masses Monday 9.30am in Lorrha (no Mass on Bank Holidays)

Pilgrimage.

The 64th Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from Friday 26th June to Wednesday 1st July; €725 full board with €20 discount for online booking to: joewalshtours.ie

Trip to Medjugorje

The annual trip to Madjugorje takes place on June 17th. The duration of the flight will be 2.5 hours shorter as we fly into Mostar instead of Dubrovnik. Also, an easy payment plan is available. Contact Maria on (087) 2826088.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Geraldine Dolan, Frances Naylor and families, Rathcabbin on the death of their mother Bridget Flannery, Oakley Park, Clareen. May she rest in peace.

Lorrha N.S.

Lorrha N.S. is enrolling students for Sept 2020. Application forms are available from the school or call (090) 9747295, download from website lorrhans.ie or by email to luanaofa@eircom.net.

Rathcabbin N.S.

Rathcabbin NS is now enrolling new pupils for the school year 2020/2021. If you would like to enrol your child or would like information, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. DArcy at the school by phone 057 39008/0864140102 or email principal@rathcabbinns.ie.

Redwood NS.

Our enrolment evening will be held on  Thursday, 27th February from 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm 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

Celebration Dinner Dance.

Shannon Rovers camogie club will host a dinner dance on Saturday, February 22nd at 7pm, in the County Arms Hotel, Birr. Medals will be presented tothe Junior (now Intermediate) and the U18 team. Music by Double Trouble. Special Guest: Liam Sheedy. Tickets €35. For tickets, please contact:  Ute Duggan 087-9151356.

Aglish Sociable Ladies.

A Health Information evening organised by the Aglish Sociable Ladies, will be held on Wednesday 26th February at 8.00pm in Aglish Hall. There will be several speakers on the night. Admission €5. Watch this space for further details.

GAA News.

Senior Hurling: Lorrha have been drawn against Kilruane MacDonaghs in the first round of the North Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship and this game will be played on weekend 28-29 March. In the Seamus O Riain Cup, Lorrha have been drawn with Portroe, Kiladangan 'B' and Thurles Sarsfields 'B' and these games will be played after Tipperary exit the All Ireland Championship.

David Fogarty: The club would like to extend our thanks to senior hurler David Fogarty. As well as offering each of our players access to his state of the art gym, House Fitness Birr, David has kindly sponsored a new set of Lorrha jerseys for the coming year. David's generosity is greatly appreciated by all members of the club

Fundraiser: Lorrha have entered the Euro Millions for 2020/2021 as part of our major fundraiser for the coming year. Tickets are great value at €20, with each entrant a part of the club's syndicate which will be entered in a number of draws per week. All support appreciated.

Social dancing: Continues on Friday, February 14 to the music of Dermot and Irene Ring. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Presentation: The club made a presentation to the Slattery family in Rocky Sullivan's pub, Nenagh. Fr Slattery was a selector on Lorrha's victorious team in 1989, and his family were presented with a cert and medal to honour his commitment to the club.

Well done: To the six Lorrha players who represented the club proudly with the North Tipp divisional hurling teams at the weekend.

Robert Duffy, Conor Kennedy and Shane Cleary were a part of the under-14 team who beat the south in the Peadar Cummins tournament.  Rory Duffy was a part of the under-15 team who beat the mid in the Roger Ryan competition while Donnacha O'Meara and Martin Gorman were on the under-16 Garda Cup team. Fair play lads.

Lotto:  The jackpot is at €6,300 with a Match 3 pot of €120. You can play online at clubforce.com.

Sympathies: The club would like to extend its sympathies to Geraldine Dolan, Frances Naylor and family on the death of her mother Bridget Flannery, Oakley Park, Clareen. May she rest in peace.


Lorrha Notes

Brian and Bonner with the Liam McCarthy and the U21 cups in Lorrha NS last Friday January 31st.

GAA Fundraiser.

Lorrha GAA club under the new chairmanship of Joe Dolan, are holding a major fundraiser for 2020.  It's a Euro Lotto fundraiser for a chance to win your share in the Euro Millions. Tickets are only €20 for a yearly ticket, and the committee appeal to everyone to support this event if you can.

North Tipp Ploughing.

A special vote of sympathy and a minutes silence was observed before the last meeting of the North Tipp Ploughing committee, for John Slattery who passed away over Christmas. John was a real ambassador for North Tipp Ploughing and will be sorely and sadly missed.
Preparations for the forthcoming ploughing championships will be further discussed at a meeting on Wednesday night 5th Feb. at 8.30pm in the Yanks Borrisokane. Raffle tickets will be distributed and membership can be paid at the meeting.

Church News.

Sunday Masses Redwood, 1st & 3rd Saturday’s at 6.30pm, Lorrha, 2nd, 4th & 5th Saturdays at 6.30pm. Rathcabbin, Sunday’s at 11.30am. Week day Masses Monday 9.30am in Lorrha (no Mass on Bank Holidays)

Pilgrimages.

Bishop Fintan Monahan will lead a 7-night pilgrimage to Medjugorje from July 22nd-29th, 2020 with direct flights from Dublin to Mostar-Medjugorje Airport. Mass daily with full religious programme, sightseeing and visit to local sites of interest. Air-conditioned accommodation close to St James’ Church with breakfast and evening meals included. Price is €725 per person sharing. For more information please contact Marian Pilgrimages on Dublin 01.878.8159 or info@marian.ie

Lourdes 2020: The 64th Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from Friday 26th June to Wednesday 1st July; €725 full board with €20 discount for online booking to: joewalshtours.ie

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Frances Naylor and family Rathcabbin, on the death of her mother Bridget Flannery, Clareen, which occurred on Saturday February 1st.
Predeceased by her husband Joseph, she will be sadly missed by her loving family; Bridget, Kieran, Rose, Mary, Frances, Gerry and Geraldine, sons-in-law Joe, George, Willie and Eamon, daughters-in-law Mary and Lynda, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, her sister Rosie Shine (Athlone), nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.
After funeral Mass in St. Kieran’s Church Clareen on Tuesday February 4th. burial took place in Clonmacnoise Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Condolences:

Lorrha Camogie Club would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Mary Lane who passed away recently. Mary was a great advocate for the sport and gave countless hours of her time to the club over the years.
.Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam.


Lorrha N.S.

Lorrha N.S. is enrolling students for Sept 2020. Application forms are available from the school or call (090) 9747295, download from website lorrhans.ie or by email to luanaofa@eircom.net.

Many thanks to Brian Hogan and Bonner Maher for bringing the Liam MacCarthy and the James Nowlan Cup to our school last Friday. Both students and the adults enjoyed the experience and we look forward to their return at the end of the season, hopefully.

Voting in the General Election 2020 will take place, in Lorrha N.S. on Sat 8th February.

Rathcabbin N.S.

Rathcabbin NS is now enrolling new pupils for the school year 2020/2021. If you would like to enrol your child or would like information, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. DArcy at the school by phone 057 39008/0864140102 or email principal@rathcabbinns.ie.

Redwood NS.

Our enrolment evening will be held on  Thursday, 27th February from 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm 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

Celebration Dinner Dance.

Shannon Rovers camogie club will host a dinner dance on Saturday, February 22nd at 7pm, in the County Arms Hotel, Birr. Medals will be presented tothe Junior (now Intermediate) and the U18 team. Music by Double Trouble. Special Guest: Liam Sheedy. Tickets €35. For tickets, please contact:  Ute Duggan 087-9151356.

GAA Notes

Fundraiser: Lorrha's major fundraiser for 2020 was launched last week at the adjourned AGM. It's a Euro Lotto fundraiser for a chance to win your share in the Euro Millions. Tickets are only €20 for a yearly ticket, so don't miss out.

Adjourned AGM: The adjourned AGM was held last Thursday in the clubhouse, where our club officers for the coming year were finalised.

PRESIDENT Mick O'Meara (Hill) - VICE PRESIDENT Phil McIntyre - CHAIRMAN Joe Dolan - VICE CHAIRMAN Tom Duffy and Pat Kennedy - SECRETARY Maureen O'Meara - ASSISTANT SECRETARY - Louis McCormack - TREASURER  Adrian Molloy - ASSISTANT TREASURER Aiden McIntyre - PRO Niall McIntyre - REGISTRAR  Louise Mannion - CO BOARD DELEGATE Declan O'Meara (Lack)

COACHING OFFICER - JP Houlihan - DEVELOPMENT OFFICER Louis McCormack -SCHOOLS LIAISON Caroline O'Brien - CHILDRENS OFFICER Ann Moore Dagg -CULTURAL OFFICER John Holmes - LOTTO CO-ORDINATOR  Hubert Duggan.

Social Dancing: Continues in the Tony Reddin Centre on Friday, February 7 with music from Brendan Magee. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Lotto: The jackpot is at €6,150 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.clubforce.com.

Liam MacCarthy: Thanks to Brian Hogan and Bonner Maher for bringing the Liam MacCarthy and the James Nowlan Cup to all the schools in the parish and the nursing home. Former Lorrha hurler Declan Molloy brought the Lory Meagher Cup to Rathcabbin, having captained Leitrim to glory in Croke Park last summer. These men are great role models for our young players to look up to.