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

Lorrha Notes

Flowers from the recent Biodiversity event in Lorrha.

Biodiversity Day

Sincere thanks to all from Lorrha Development Association, Lorrha N.S. and Sceal who together organised the Biodiversity Day which took place on Wednesday of last week at the Community Hall. Thanks also to all who attended and participated. The schoolchildren, who last year were awarded the Green Flag for their study of Biodiversity, gave us a flavour of how they have engaged with wildlife and a sense of their understanding of its importance. Their presentation was informative, inspiring and challenging. Michael O’Meara, MCC, spoke about his work as a beekeeper and drew our attention to some of the actions we can take to help bees, the most important pollinating insects. Well done everyone.

Golfing News.

Rags golfing society are off to Mountrath golf club for their next outing on Saturday June 22nd. Tee off at 11.00am.

TidyTowns:

The judging of the TidyTowns competition now in full swing. Much work still remains to be done in Lorrha village, specifically the sweeping of the footpaths, removal of weed growth, tidying/weeding of flowerbeds and of course help with the watering of the flowers throughout the summer months. Lorrha Development welcome your help and co-operation for any of this.

New Dog Fouling Bins Fitted.

Together with Tipperary Co. Council, Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns recently installed two new mutt mitts in the village to help people with dogs to easily dispose of dog litter. Mutt mitts are handy plastic gloves that turn into bags and people can pick up safely after their dog and take home the litter with them to dispose of.  The mutt mitts were provided by Tipperary County Council who last week launched an anti-dog fouling campaign.

The campaign will target “hotspot” dog fouling areas, with wardens out in the early mornings and late evenings. The council will also place mobile pop-up stands promoting anti-dog fouling in areas where there is high footfall such as around libraries, participating supermarkets and swimming pools. To help owners dispose of their dog waste in a safe manner Tipperary County Council have installed mutt mitt dispensers throughout the county and are urging community groups to avail of the mutt mitts.

Date for your Diary

Lorrha Parish Golf Society outing will take place this year in Birr Golf club on August 10th.  Mark the date in your diary. Watch this space for entries.

Church News.

Please Note that all details of Mass times, dates and contact numbers are detailed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie under local info and Churches.
Mass in Redwood Church on Saturday 13th June at 6.30pm and in Rathcabbin church the following day at 11.30am.

Vigil.

Pastoral Area All Night Adoration Vigil on the Feast of Corpus Christi. St Peter and Paul's Church Borrisokane (Adoration Room)  from7pm Mass Sat 22nd to 10am Sun 23rdJune.

Special intentions:

  • The ministry of the priesthood
  • More priestly vocations                 • Faith renewal in our parishes.

Your invitation to spend time with Jesus.

See posters or contact Olive 0864000680, Marie 0863911233, Betty 0876667374, or Mary 0879167594.

Lough Derg Polgrimage

Pilgrimage season is underway and the Cashel and Emly 3 Day Pilgrimage to Lough Derg  is on from Thursday, June 20 to Saturday, June 22. For further information about travel arrangements: Contact Bridget O'Dea (Loughmore) 086-6792754 or Fr Martin Murphy (Drom) 086-3868877.  There will be buses from many parts of the county.

Summer Camp

Busy bodies Summer Camp 2019 takes place in Killeen National School, starting July 1st for 3 weeks. Age 3yrs to 10 yrs. Hours – 9.30am to 3pm, for more information please phone Ann at 087 9625218.  Forms available in Credit Union, Birr.

Coffee Morning.

As part of Nursing Home Ireland week, St. Kieran’s Care Home Rathcabbin are holding a coffee morning on Friday 14th June from 10.20 to 12 noon. All are very welcome to attend.

Rathcabbin Community Hall.

Small meeting room or large hall space available to hire for meetings, courses and occasions. For enquiries and bookings call (087) 1364936.

Good Luck.

The best of luck to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary Intermediate camogie team who play Down on Saturday 15th in the first round of the championship. The game is fixed for 3.00pm in the camogie pitch at the Ragg and will precede the senior game at 5.00 v Waterford.

Good wishes also to Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher and Brian Hogan and the Tipperary senior team who meet Limerick on Sunday in Semple Stadium and  to Colm Fogarty and the Minor team who are also out on Sunday.

Feile Winner. 

Congratulations to Celine Guinan who won the Tipperary Feile Skills competition which took place recently. We wish Celine the best of luck when she represents the county in the All Ireland finals later this month. Good luck Celine.

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.

A Great Night is in Store.

There’s a great night planned over in Aglish Hall for the hooley on Saturday night coming the 15th . The organising committee are the  Aglish Sociable ladies and they are throwing this mid summer party from 6pm with live music by Colin Kenny, Sarah and Simon and Sean Gleeson. There’s going to be plenty of craic and the all important BBQ too. The draw for the raffle tickets which are presently on sale, will also take place with spot prizes galore on the night.  A great evening / night is guaranteed.  So get on your dancing shoes and be ready to enjoy! Entry is by donation only. All proceeds will go to Suaimhneas and North Tipp Hospice.

GAA News

There was 1 lucky winner of our lotto jackpot of €12,150. Bridie McInerney chose the lucky numbers: 4-10-20-31.= Winning Promoter: Thomas P Cahalan.
Next Monday's draw jackpot is €3,000 with a Match 3 pot of €100 so make sure you are in the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Senior Hurling: Lorrha were due to play Shannon Rovers in the penultimate round of division 2 of the County Hurling League last evening (Tuesday) but Lorrha received a walkover, our second in the campaign which is disappointing as the players want the matches. The final group game will be at home to Mullinahone on Sunday 23rdJune at 12.00pm with Lorrha needing a win to reach the final and be promoted.

Junior Hurling: The Junior 'B' hurlers got their North Championship campaign underway against Moneygall last Saturday where they had an emphatic 5-21 to 0-8 victory.

Next up they are away to Ballina this Saturday 15th June at 7.30pm.

Minor Hurling: Lorrha Rovers Gaels take on Moneygall/Clonakenny in the North Division 2 League final towards the end of the month with the championship beginning in early July.

Under 14: The Under 14 'B' Hurling Championship began on Thursday last with Lorrha at home to Kiladangan and they enjoyed a 1-15 to 1-5 victory. This Wednesday, Lorrha are away to Borrisokane at 7.00pm

Under 12: The Under 12 'B' Hurling Championship was due to begin on Tuesday week last against Kilruane MacDonaghs but the game was postponed due to the weather but was rescheduled with Kilruane winning 2-7 to 1-4. On Friday last, they were home to Nenagh and won 2-7 to 1-4.

On Tuesday 11th June, they are away to Portroe but no result at the time of going to press. This Friday 14th June, they are at home to Newport while on Tuesday 18thJune, they are away to Templederry. Both games at 7.00pm.

Tipperary: Best of luck to Patrick Maher, Brian Hogan, Colm Fogarty and the Tipperary senior & minor hurlers in the Munster Championship against Clare on Sunday.

Best of luck to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary intermediate camogie team who play Down in the All Ireland Championship on Saturday.

Cul Camp: Lorrha Cul Camp takes place from Monday 22nd to Friday 26th July. Register online at: https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie

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

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday, 14th June with Adrian Ryan. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.


Lorrha Notes

Biodiversity Day

Biodiversity is a word which refers to the variety of life around us. Caring for biodiversity is everyone’s responsibility and has huge benefits for us all. To raise awareness about this and to help you discover how you can be actively involved in protecting and enhancing our local wildlife, this event is being organised jointly by Lorrha Development Association, Lorrha N.S. and Sceal. It will take place on Wednesday, 5th June between 10.30 and 12.30 at the Community Hall, Lorrha. Michael O’Meara, MCC who is a beekeeper and a wildlife enthusiast, will be the guest speaker on the occasion.  Weather permitting the event will take place outdoors in the area in front of the hall and refreshments will be available. Everyone is welcome.

Tidy Towns:

The judging of the TidyTowns competition begins this week, the first week in June, as usual. We, Lorrha Development Association, acknowledge and appreciate the work that people have undertaken over the past few weeks or so; the planting, painting, grass cutting, cleaning and tidying up which has been done all contributes to the overall impression of a well kept village as noted by many of our visitors over the years. Special thanks to our hard-working RSS employee, Tommy Cahalan, who is putting in a tremendous effort to have as much as possible done ahead of the judging. Two recent visits from the Co. Council sweeper have been a great help. However, much still remains to be done, specifically the sweeping of the footpaths, removal of weed growth, tidying/weeding of flowerbeds and of course help with the watering of the flowers throughout the summer months. We welcome your help and co-operation for any of this.

Annual Event.

Rathcabbin National School annual sponsored family walk and Tractor run will take place on Sunday June 9th at 12.30 after Mass. All are welcome to come along and take part. Any further information to Clare on (087) 1364936.

Good Luck.

The best of luck to all students from the parish who commence their Leaving Certificate exams this Wednesday June 5th.

Late Bridie Duggan Daly.

108 year old Bridie Duggan, sister of the late Tom Duggan, Portland, passed away quietly and without any fuss, as she had lived, on Wednesday May 29th in the U.S.
Born in the parish of Ballinakill, Loughrea in Co. Galway on February 13th 1911, one of ten children, six brothers and three sisters. On April 29th 1929 at the age of 18, she emigrated to the U.S.  Her brother Tom brought her to Cobh to board the boat. Her parents had arranged that she would live with her Aunt and cousins in Somerville, Massachusetts. She met her husband William Daly from Cork at an Irish dance there in 1936.  They married in 1939 and went on to have six children, four boys, Bill, David, Michael and Jerry, and two girls Mary Anne and Kathleen.  Unfortunately, William died a young man in 1960 leaving her with a young family aged from 4 to 16 years.
Bridie’s last visit to Ireland was in 2017 where she met up with all her relations in Lorrha, Galway and her in-laws in Cork. On that occasion she visited Lorrha N.S. where two of her   great – grandchildren, Lisa and Niall Duggan were pupils and where she reminisced about her own schooldays. A remarkable lady for her years, she didn’t need glasses to read nor did she need hearing aids. She was planning another trip back to Ireland this August but sadly passed away before realizing that treat once again.
Predeceased by her husband William, sons Bill, David and Jerry, she is survived by her brothers Kevin (U.S), Henry (Balliakill, Loughrea), son Michael, daughters Mary Ann and Kathleen, sons in law, daughters in law, grandchildren, great – grandchildren, relatives and a wide circle of friends both in Ireland and in the U.S.,  the Duggan families Lorrha and the Daly family (Cork) to whom sympathy is extended. Bridie will be laid to rest in Arlington Cemetery near Boston with her husband and sons in the coming weeks. May she rest in peace.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Louis and Kathleen McCormack, Abbeyville on the death of his cousin Mary Quillinan, Tipperary Town which occurred on Saturday 25th May. After funeral Mass in St. Michael’s Church, burial took place in St. Michael’s cemetery, Tipperary. May she rest in peace.

News From Lorrha School.

Congratulations and well done to our 6th class pupil Conor Kennedy who represented the school in the Primary games during half time on Sunday last of the Tipp v Clare SHC game in Ennis. Well done Conor and many good wishes for the future.

Church News.

Please Note that all details of Mass times, dates and contact numbers are detailed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie under local info and Churches.
First Friday Mass will be celebrated in Lorrha Church on 7th June at 8.00pm. Mass in Lorrha Church on Saturday 8th June at 6.30pm and in Rathcabbin church the following day at 11.30am.

Summer Camp

Busy bodies Summer Camp 2019 takes place in Killeen National School, starting July 1st for 3 weeks. Age 3yrs to 10 yrs. Hours – 9.30am to 3pm, for more information please phone Ann at 087 9625218.  Forms available in Credit Union, Birr.

Irish Church Music Summer School

From 2-5 July, this annual event is a great opportunity for Church choir leaders to keep up with new music and singing that is appropriate for liturgy.  We recommend that at least two people from each choir make a special effort to attend for a day. The venue is St Patrick’s College Maynooth and it is a lovely day out. The parish will pay the cost of day. Contact Fr Tom 067-27105 to book.

Coffee Morning.

As part of Nursing Home Ireland week, St. Kieran’s Care Home Rathcabbin are holding a coffee morning on Friday 14th June from 10.20 to 12 noon. All are very welcome to attend.

Well Done.

Congratulations to Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher and Brian Hogan and the Tipperary senior team who defeted Clare last Sunday June 2nd and commiserations to Colm Fogarty and the Minor team who lost out to their Clare rivals.
Also, well done to Conor Kennedy and Robert Duffy who played with the Tipp Primary selection at half time during the senior game. Well done lads.

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.

A Hooley In The Hall.

The Aglish Sociable ladies are organising their forthcoming grand finale of their present fundraiser, which will take place on Saturday night 15th June in Aglish Hall.  The hooley in the hall will kick off from 6pm with live music by Colin Kenny, Sarah and Simon and Sean Gleeson. There’s going to be plenty of craic and the all important BBQ too. The draw for the raffle tickets which are presently on sale, will also take place with spot prizes galore on the night.  A great evening / night is guaranteed. So mark the date in your diary and don’t forget to be there. All proceeds will go to Suaimhneas and North Tipp Hospice.

Young People’s Musical Bursary Fund.

Would you like to win a Gradam Ceoil TG4 Bursary to attend classes at the Willie Clancy Summer School? Gradam Ceoil TG4 introduces ‘Sparánacht Ghradaim Ceoil TG4’ – a new bursary scheme to support young players and their families to attend Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy in Miltown Malbay.
Two bursaries will be awarded in the first year of the scheme to support one student between 12 and 15 years of age and one student of 15 to 18 years of age.
Each bursary will cover costs of tuition for an instrument of choice and up to €500 expenses for the student towards accommodation and costs.
To apply, upload a clip of you playing a tune and a short written or spoken pitch (in English or in Irish) on why you should win this bursary to eolas@gradam.ie by June 16th.

 

 


Lorrha Notes

Two young men from the parish, Conor Kennedy, son of Tom and Deirdre, Abbeyville,  (right) will  represent Lorrha school and Robert Duffy, son of Tom and Martina, Walshpark, will  represent Rathcabbin school, at half time during the senior game in the primary games hurling. Cousins Robert Duffy and Nicola Kelly, who recently enjoyed her primary game camogie with Tipp, are great grandchildren of Tom Duffy who won an All Ireland with Tipperary in 1925. Enjoy the experience lads in Ennis.

 

Well done to the young people of the parish who were confirmed by Bishop Fintan Monahan on Friday May 24th in Rathcabbin Church.

Refresh Lorrha Continues.

Refresh work evening in Lorrha continues on Monday evening May 27th.  Meet outside the Community Hall at 7.00pm. Further info from  (086) 8493595 / (087) 2601413. A big effort is needed please.

Biodiversity Day

Biodiversity is a word which refers to the variety of life around us. Caring for biodiversity is everyone’s responsibility and has huge benefits for us all. To raise awareness about this and to help you discover how you can be actively involved in protecting and enhancing our local wildlife, this event is being organised jointly by Lorrha Development Association, Lorrha N.S. and Sceal. It will take place on Wednesday, 5th June between 10.30 and 12.30 at the Community Hall, Lorrha. Michael O’Meara, MCC who is a beekeeper and a wildlife enthusiast, will be the guest speaker on the occasion.  Weather permitting the event will take place outdoors in the area in front of the hall and refreshments will be available. Everyone is welcome.

Rathcabbin Community Hall.

Small meeting room or large hall space available to hire for meetings, courses and occasions. For enquiries and bookings call (087) 1364936.

Sympathy.

Rathcabbin Players extend sympathy to Teresa Ryan Feehan on the death of her uncle Martin Ryan, Crinkill, which occurred on Friday May 24th. After funeral Mass in St. Brendan’s Church Birr on Monday last 27th. burial took place in Clonoghill Cemetery, Birr. May he rest in peace.

New Arrivals.

Congratulations are extended  to Mary Walsh and Robert Delaney Rathcabbin on the birth of their  daughter, Grace. A little sister for Leah, Ava and Lexie.  Congratulations also to Mary Hogan and Kevin Bergin Rathcabbin on the birth of their son, Jack. Both babies arrived into the world last week-end to great enjoyment and excitement for the families.  Well done to all concerned.

Annual Event.

Rathcabbin National School annual sponsored family walk and Tractor run will take place on Sunday June 9th at 12.30 after Mass. All are welcome to come along and take part. Any further information to Clare on (087) 1364936.

News From Lorrha School.

Congratulations to our Confirmation class of  Kian, Conor and Ceri who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Friday last in Rathcabbin Church. We wish them well in the future.

Sympathy.
Sympathy is extended to Mary and Sean Lane and family on the death of Mary’s uncle Martin Ryan, Crinkill, which occurred on Friday May 24th. After funeral Mass in St. Brendan’s Church Birr on Monday last 27th. burial took place in Clonoghill Cemetery, Birr. May he rest in peace.

Sympathy is also extended to the Carroll family Ballyea on the death of Teasie Madden (Nee Dowd), who died in England recently. May she rest in peace.

Sympathy is also extended to Sandra  and Adrian Naylor Rathcabbin and extended family on the death of  Sandra’s mother Marian Fogarty (nee Forde), Portumna which occurred on Saturday May 25th. After funeral Mass in St. Brigid’s Church on Tuesday 28th private cremation took place in Shannon Crematorium. May she rest in peace.

Date For Your Diary.

The Aglish Sociable ladies are working tirelessly these days organising their forthcoming grand finale of their present fundraiser, which will take place on Saturday night 15th June in Aglish Hall.  The hooley in the hall will kick off from 6pm with live music by Colin Kenny, Sarah and Simon and Sean Gleeson. There’s going to be plenty of craic and the all important BBQ too. The draw for the raffle tickets which are presently on sale, will also take place with spot prizes galore on the night.  A great evening / night is guaranteed. So mark the date in your diary and don’t forget to be there. All proceeds will go to Suaimhneas and North Tipp Hospice.

Good Luck.

The best of luck is extended to Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher and Brian Hogan and the Tipperary senior team who play Clare in Cusack Park next Sunday June 2nd and to Colm Fogarty and the Minor team who also play Clare in Cusack Park.
Church News.

Please Note that all details of Mass times, dates and contact numbers are detailed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie under local info and Churches.
Mass in Lorrha Church on Saturday at 6.30pm and in Rathcabbin church the following day at 11.30am.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes;

The Killaloe Diocesan Pilgrimage will be led by Bishop Fintan Monahan who warmly invites you to join him in Lourdes from the 25th June to 30th June. The cost this year is  €725 per person sharing. €20 discount for online booking at www.joewalshtours.ie   Booking forms can be obtained from: Joe Walsh Tours, 143 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2. Telephone: (01) 2410810

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

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €11,850 Numbers drawn were: 1-5-18-25. No Match 3.
Lucky Dips: Aggie Teehan, Brian Keeshan, John McLeish, Pat Hough.
Promoters: Eamonn Maher, Mulrooney's Gala and The Ferry Inn. Next Monday's draw will be for a jackpot of €12,000 with a Match 3 pot of €120 so make sure you are in the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Senior Hurling: Our senior hurlers continued their unbeaten run on Division 2 Group 2 of the County League with a 4-16 to 0-17 win away to Ballingarry on Sunday, a game in which Willie Maher scored 4-2 from play. Lorrha top a tight group with two games to go with their next game at home to Shannon Rovers on Sunday 9th June where a win is needed to stay in the hunt for promotion.

Junior Hurling: Hard luck to the junior hurlers who were defeated for the second year in a row in the North Junior 'B' Hurling League Final, on this occasion by Silvermines in Puckane on Friday evening, 2-12 to 0-14. It was still a good campaign with plenty of positives to take into the championship which begins on 7/8 June at home to Moneygall. The remaining group fixtures are: Ballina (away 15th June); Newport (home 29th June); Toomevara (away 6th July); Shannon Rovers (away 13th July).

Minor: The Lorrha Rovers Gaels minor hurlers have reached the North League Division 2 final against Moneygall/Clonakenny which will be played after the state exams. The Championship will begin on 3rd July, if depending on Tipperary's progress in the Munster minor championship with Lorrha Rovers drawn to face Burgess (home), Borris-IIeigh (away), Portroe (home), Ballinahinch/Templederry (away).

Under 16: The Under 16 'B' Hurling Championship will begin on Monday 8th July away to Borris-IIeigh. The other fixtures are: Kilruane MacDonaghs (home 15th July); Portroe (away 22nd July; Borrisokane (home 29th July); Bye - 5th August

Under 14: The Under 14 'B' Hurling Championship begins on Thursday 6th June with Lorrha at home to Kiladangan. They are away to Borrisokane on 13th June; home to Silvermines on 20th June and away to Moneygall/Clonakenny on 11th July.

Under 12: The Under 12 'B' Hurling Championship begins on Tuesday 4th June against Silvermines in Moatfield at 7.00pm.

Primary Schools: Best of luck to Rathcabbin NS in their upcoming County Under 13 semi-final against Dualla NS.

Primary Game: Best of luck to Conor Kennedy (Lorrha NS) and Robert Duffy (Rathcabbin NS) who have been selected to play for Tipperary in the Primary Game against Clare in Ennis next Sunday.

Tipperary: Best of luck to Patrick Maher, Brian Hogan, Colm Fogarty and the Tipperary senior and minor hurlers respectively in the Munster Championship against Clare next Sunday.

Cul Camp: Lorrha Cul Camp takes place from Monday 22nd to Friday 26th July. Register online at: https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie

Lotto: The jackpot is €12,000 with a Match 3 pot of €120. You can play online at www.clubforce.com

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday, 31st May with Brendan McGee. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.


Lorrha Notes

Well done to Rathcabbin NS who won the Cuman na mBunscol North Tipperary hurling Final recently. The u13 team defeated Toomevara and Moneygall, before defeating Dunkerrin in the Final in Cloughjordon. The team play Dualla in the County semi final in the coming weeks and we wish them the best of luck.

Well done to the children from the parish who received the Sacrament of Holy Communion on Sunday last in Lorrha.

Late Annie Lambe.

The death occurred on Saturday May 11th of Annie Lambe, Coolross, Rathcabbin. Annie was predeceased by her husband Tom and by her daughter Anne and is survived by her daughter Mary, son Willie, grandchildren Pauline, Thomas, John, Rebekah and their partners, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, sister in law Maureen, relatives, neighbours and a wide circle of friends to whom sympathy is offered.
After funeral Mass in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin on Tuesday May 14th. burial took place in Bonoham cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Rathcabbin N.S.

We are in the final term and it's a busy time at Rathcabbin NS like in all schools. We are hosting a fundraiser for the school on Sunday June 9th at 12:30pm/after mass.It is a fun family 5km walk and Tractor Run and we invite everyone in the community and surrounding communities to come and enjoy the social event before the Summer Break.

Well done to Nicola Kelly on being selected to hurl on the Tipperary Cuman na mBunscol camogie team that played at half time during the Tipp V Cork Munster Senior Championship match.

Well done also to Robert Duffy on being selected to hurl on the boys Tipperary Cuman na mBunscol team at half time in the Tipperary versus Clare Munster Senior Championship match in Ennis on June 2nd.

We were delighted to taste success and win the Cuman na mBunscol North Tipperary hurling Final recently. The u13 team defeated Toomevara and Moneygall, before defeating Dunkerrinin in the Final in Cloughjordon. The team play Dualla in the County semi final in the coming weeks.

Thank you for supporting the clothes collection at the school in recent weeks.

Our second class children received their First Holy Communion/Sacrament of the Eucharist on Sunday last in St. Ruadhán's Church, Lorrha. The children were fantastic on their special day.

Confirmation takes place on Friday the 24th of May and we welcome Bishop Fintan Monaghan to Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church in Rathcabbin at 11am.

Senior and Junior school Tours are both on Thursday June 13th.

School is closed on Friday May 24th for the election and again on Friday May 31st.

School closes for the Summer Break on Friday June 21st.

Refresh Lorrha Continues.

Refresh work evening in Lorrha continues on Monday evening May 20th.  Meet outside the Community Hall at 7.00pm. Further info from  (086) 8493595 / (087) 2601413. A big effort is needed for this night.

Summer Student Placements 3rd Level.

Tipperary County Council are currently recruiting for Summer Student Placements 3rd Level (5 No in total). If you are interested in being considered for a student position please submit your CV to recruitment@tipperarycoco.ie before 4pm on Wednesday 22nd May.

Rathcabbin Community Hall.

Small meeting room or large hall space available to hire for meetings, courses and occasions. For enquiries and bookings call (087) 1364936.

Annual Event.

Rathcabbin National School annual sponsored family walk and Tractor run will take place on Sunday June 9th at 12.30 after Mass. All are welcome to come along and take part. Any further information to Clare on (087) 1364936.

News From Lorrha School.

Congratulations to our Holy Communion class, Edel, Saoirse, Cathal, Lee, Colin, Oscar and Nathan who received the Sacrament on Sunday last in Lorrha. We wish them well in the future.
We extend best wishes and congratulations to Conor Kennedy Abbeyville, who has been selected to play with the Tipperary Primary Cumann na mBunscol team during the Tipp v Clare Munster senior Championship game in Cusack Park, Ennis on June 2nd. Well done Conor and the best of luck.  

 

Church News.

Please Note that all details of Mass times, dates and contact numbers are detailed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie under local info and Churches.
Mass in Lorrha Church on Saturday 25th  May at 6.30pm and in Rathcabbin church the following day at 11.30am.
Please Note.  The Rosary will be recited before all Vigil and Sunday Masses during the month of May.

Also, please come and join in Rosary around the Grotto in Lorrha every evening at 8.00p.m. for the month of May.

Annual Cemetery Mass in Lorrha will be on Saturday 13th July at 6:30pm

Pastoral area Mass for Exam students.

A Pastoral area Mass for those doing Exams  will be celebrated on Saturday 25th May at 8pm in Terryglass.  All are welcome to come along.

Power Point Presentation.

 Fr. Tom will share images of his recent visit to Israel with a power point presentation on the Holy Land  on Thursday night at 8pm in Borrisokane NS. All are welcome.

May is Safeguarding month in the Diocese of Killaloe.

Garda Vetting. The Diocese ensures that all parish staff / volunteers who have a role with children and or vulnerable adults are garda vetted every 5 years. This includes all priests, safeguarding representatives, Eucharistic Ministers, leader / helpers involved in parish activities. To check our garda vetting policy visit,   www.killaloediocese.ie/safeguarding.

Annual Killaloe Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine

This pilgrimage will take place on Sunday 23rd June 2019.  Led by Bishop Fintan Monahan.  2:30 p.m. – Anointing of the Sick  - 3:00 p.m. – Concelebrated Mass.  Knock is Celebrating 140 years this year 1879-2019.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes;

Mary, God’s Mother appeared to Bernadette in Lourdes 161 years ago  and asked that people would come on pilgrimage to Lourdes. The Killaloe Diocesan Pilgrimage will be led by Bishop Fintan Monahan who warmly invites you to join him in Lourdes from the 25th June to 30th June. The cost this year is  €725 per person sharing. €20 discount for online booking at www.joewalshtours.ie

Booking forms can be obtained from: Joe Walsh Tours, 143 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2. Telephone: (01) 2410810

Padre Pio National Pilgrimage.

The annual Padre Pio National Pilgrimage to Holycross Abbey will take place on this coming Sunday May 26th with ceremonies beginning at 1.30pm. A bus will leave from Portumna at 10.30am. To book a seat contact (090) 9741322/ 9676458 or (086) 3882734.

Tipp on the Double.

Congratulations to Colm Fogarty and the Tipperary Minor hurlers who beat Waterford on Sunday last and to Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher and Brian Hogan and the senior squad who also beat Waterford in their game.

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:

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €11,700. Numbers drawn were: 4-5-20-28.
1 Match 3: Breda Darcy wins €140. Promoters: Noreen Houlihan, Liam Reddish & The Ferry Inn. Next Monday's draw will be for a jackpot of €11,850 with a Match 3 pot of €100 so make sure you are in the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Senior Hurling: Lorrha's next County League Division 2 game is away to Ballingarry on Sunday 26th May at 12 noon. Lorrha will be aiming for a win to stay top of the table.

Junior Hurling: The junior hurlers reached the North Tipp Junior 'B' Hurling League final with a 1-20 to 3-9 semi-final win over Kiladangan in Borrisokane on Friday evening. Best of luck to the team when they play Silvermines in the final in Puckane this Friday evening at 7.00pm.

Minor Hurling: The Lorrha Rovers Gaels minor hurlers reached the North League Division 2 final following a 2-15 to 3-8 win over Moneygall/Clonakenny in Moneygall last Wednesday. The sides will meet again in the final, likely to be played after the state exams in late June.

Under 14: The Under 14 'B' Football quarter final against Kilruane MacDonaghs was finally played last Thursday but Lorrha came up short on a 5-7 to 4-2 scoreline.

Primary Schools: Well done to Rathcabbin NS who defeated Dunkerrin NS in the North Cumann na mBunscoil Hurling final last week and face Dualla NS in the county semi-final.

Tipperary: Well done to Patrick Maher, Brian Hogan and Colm Fogarty on their victories with the Tipperary senior and minor hurlers respectively in the Munster Championship against Waterford last Sunday.

All three will be next in action against Clare on Sunday 2nd June and club members are urged to get their tickets now online with the limited capacity of Cusack Park. For the championship, the club won't be handling tickets for the round-robin matches with all supporters urged to get tickets online on tickets.ie or through Centra and SuperValu.

Cul Camp: Lorrha Cul Camp takes place from Monday 22nd to Friday 26th July. Register online at: https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie

Lotto: The jackpot is €11,850 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.clubforce.com

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday, 24th May with Noel Broidy. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

 

 


Lorrha Notes

Lorrha & Dorrha U12 Camogie team pictured with their mentors after a successful blitz recently.
Front from left: Front L to R: Leah Delaney, Lauren Dermody, Thia Houlihan, Caroline McDonagh, Leanne Sullivan.
Back:  Caroline O Brien, Hazel Reddin, Grace Broderick, Julie Burke, Ella O’Meara, Kate Houlihan, Rachel Cleary, Lily Sherlock, Aoife Moylan, Moya Duffy, Celine Cleary, Siobhan Reddin, Isa Duffy. Missing from the photo are Muriel Tooher, Emma Kennedy, Kayleigh Ryan and mentor Michelle Hogan.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Mary Darcy, Portland, Lorrha who died on Wednesday 1st May Tullamore Hospital. Nee Corrigan, Mary was predeceased by her husband Jimmy twelve months ago and by her brothers Martin, Hubie and John. She is survived by her children Susan, Philip and Seamus, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brother Paddy, sister Kitty, daughters in-law, brother in-law, sisters in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and a large cicle of friends to whom sympathy is offered.
After funeral Mass in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Terryglass, on Monday May 6th. burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Church News.

Please Note that all details of Mass times, dates and contact numbers are detailed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie under local info and Churches.
Mass in Lorrha Church on Saturday 11th May at 6.30pm and in Rathcabbin church the following day at 11.30am. Please Note: On Saturday 18th May, Vigil Mass will be in Rathcabbin at 6:30pm. Sunday 19th, Mass for First Holy communion will be in Lorrha at 11:00am.

Padre Pio Mass.

The monthly Padre Pio Mass will be celebrated in St. Brendan’s Church Birr on Thursday May 16th. Rosary at 7.00 followed by Mass at 7.30pm.

News From Lorrha School
Sacraments.  Pupils from the three schools in the parish will receive the sacrament of their First Holy Communion in St. Ruadhan’s Church Lorrha on Sunday May 19th at 11.00am.
On the following Friday May 24th. we welcome Bishop Fintan Monahan who will administer the sacrament of Confirmation in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin at 11.00am.
We wish all the children from the three schools every good wish and we hope they have a memorable day with their families.
Well done to Conor Kennedy who enjoyed his participation in the recent Eason’s Spelling Bee competition for schools.
On Wednesday May 1st our seniors enjoyed a hurling blitz in McDonagh Park in Nenagh. Our thanks to the organisers, referee and caretaker.
Our after school activities such as music, speech and drama, German etc. will continue right up to the summer holidays.
We continue to collect all used batteries including fence batteries for the Laura Lynn children’s hospital foundation. Many thanks to all who have given us their used batteries and a special thanks to all the farmers who brought in their old fence batteries. Please continue to bring to us. We also continue to collect used postage stamps which we send to the missions.
We had great excitement on May 1st when we spotted the swallows return to their usual nesting place in the school. And, we also heard the cuckoo for the first time this year. Summer has arrived!

A Note of Thanks.

Lorrha artist Ute Duggan wishes to extend her thanks to all her art students for their participation in this year's children's art exhibition in Portumna library, to their parents for all their support and to Theresa Tierney and Mary Hourigan for their generous help at all times. It was a wonderful success!

Refresh Lorrha Continues.

Refresh work evening in Lorrha continues on Monday evening May 13th.  Meet outside the Community Hall at 7.00pm and if you can, do bring sweeping brushes, spade/shovel, barrow if you have them. If you cannot bring implements, just come along yourself. The work evenings will continue every Monday evening but if a different evening suits most people, please let us know on (086) 8493595 / (087) 2601413. Let’s all work together and support each other as many hands make light work. Many thanks to those who showed up last week. More help though will make the job quicker and faster for all.

Scheme Worker Required.

A vacancy has arisen for a scheme worker with Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns. To qualify for the RSS scheme you or a family member must have a herd/flock number and in receipt of either farm assist or job seekers allowance. If interested call (086) 8647166 in strictest confidence.

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.

Good Luck.

The best of luck is extended to Colm Fogarty and the Tipperary minor team when they take on Cork in the Munster hurling championship at Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Sunday next May 12th at 2.00pm.

Memorial Day.

Offaly Commemoration of Irish Famine victim will hold their ‘Memorial Day’ in Kilcormac, Cadamstown, Rahelin and Ballyboy on Sunday 12th May. Ceremonies commence with Mass in Kilcormac Church at 11.30am. followed by ceremonies in Cadamstown at 12.30pm, Rahelin at 1.40pm and in Ballyboy at 3.15pm. Famine walk Rahelin to Ballyboy starts at 1.50pm. All are welcome to attend. Enquiries to PRO at (057) 9135328. ‘Least We Forget’.


Lorrha Notes

 

Victoria Cross Set For Ireland.

Lorrha Development were last week delighted to receive news that Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan was to announced on Thursday April 25th that the Victoria Cross which was awarded to Martin O’Meara, is to visit Ireland from next July.  Back in 2013 when Lorrha Development erected the monument in Martin’s memory in the village, very little was known about him, and  indeed about his life in the Army.  However, the memorial has attracted a lot of interest from people far and near with everyone in his native parish now familiar with his story.
102 years after Sergent O’Meara last visited his family in Lorrha, his Victoria Cross will be brought from the Australian Army Museum of Western Australia to be displayed during a 12 month loan to the National Museum of Ireland. This is a highly significant and generous gesture, and marks the very first occasion that a Victoria Cross owned by the Australian Government has been allowed to leave Australia. There will certainly be great excitement when the medal arrives in Ireland. What a boost for our village.
Lorrha Development invite you to watch this space for further details as they become available.

Church News.

Please Note that all details of Mass times, dates and contact numbers are detailed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie under local info and Churches.
Masses weekend of 4/5th May - 3 Masses across the Pastoral area as follows:

Sat. 4th 7pm Mass in Borrisokane.

Sun. 5th 9.30am in Terryglass.
Sun. 5th 11.30am in Rathcabbin.
Fr. M. Cooney is the Priest on duty.

Rathcabbin Development Association AGM

This will be held on the 8th May 2019 at 8.30 pm Rathcabbin Hall. Forms are being distributed to volunteers and meeting attendees to nominate committee members. If you are an interested resident and have not received a form, please collect one in Kellys Shop and return it by 23 April 2019.

Date for Your Diary

Lorrha Dorrha parish golf outing will take place this year on Saturday 10th August in Birr Golf club. Mark the date in your diary. More details later.

Scheme Worker Required.

A vacancy has arisen for a scheme worker in Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns, preferably a Rural Social Scheme (RSS) worker. The aim of the Rural Social Scheme is to provide income support to farmers, in return, participants provide services and skills that benefit the local community in Lorrha village. To qualify, you, or a family member must have a Herd Number/ Flock Number and in receipt of either Farm Assist or Job Seekers Allowance. Participants work 19.5 hrs per week, participants work will include maintaining, enhancement, planting, painting etc. If you are interested please contact in strictest confidence (086) 8647166.

Refresh Lorrha.

With summer just around the corner Lorrha Development /Tidy Towns are organizing several work evenings over the coming weeks to refresh and enhance the village. There is plenty of sweeping, weeding, litter picking, painting etc. that needs doing.  The first work evening will take place on Monday May 6th. Meet outside the Community Hall at 7.00pm and if you can, do bring sweeping brushes, spade/shovel, barrow if you have them. If you cannot bring implements, don’t worry, just come along yourself. The work evenings will continue every Monday evening but if a different evening suits most people, please let us know on (086) 8493595 / (087) 2601413. Let’s all work together and support each other as many hands make light work.

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.

Open Day.

Portumna Tennis Club are hosting an open day on Saturday 4th May (3pm-7pm) for members and non-members. Free coaching and  some fun tennis.  Our club coach will be on hand to give tips & advice. There will be on-site racket re-stringing, tension checks, try-out new rackets and/or exchange your old racket for a new one. B-B-Q, refreshments and lots of FUN guaranteed. All welcome.

Gratitude.

Aglish ladies club wish to offer thanks to everyone who turned out in such fine numbers on Sunday last to participate in the 5k and 10k walk. Also all who helped in whatever way and the local Gardai for their assistance. All money raised from the proceeds will go to North Tipp Hospice.

Memorial Day.

Offaly Commemoration of Irish Famine victim will hold their ‘Memorial Day’ in Kilcormac, Cadamstown, Rahelin and Ballyboy on Sunday 12th May. Ceremonies commence with Mass in Kilcormac Church at 11.30am. followed by ceremonies in Cadamstown at 12.30pm, Rahelin at 1.40pm and in Ballyboy at 3.15pm. Famine walk Rahelin to Ballyboy starts at 1.50pm. All are welcome to attend. Enquiries to PRO at (057) 9135328. ‘Least We Forget’.

GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €11,250. Lotto No's - 29 April: 3-23-29-30
3 Match 3's share €120: K Coughlan& S Hartigan, Tommy Smyth and Maher family.
Promoters: Darina Kelly, D&K Mannion, Internet.
Next Monday's draw will be for a jackpot of €11,400 with a Match 3 pot of €100 so make sure you are in the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Senior: Well done to the senior hurlers who defeated Newport 0-24 to 2-17 in Newport on Sunday to go top of Group 2 of Division 2 of the County League.

Their next game is at home to Golden Kilfeacle in Moatfield on Saturday, 11th May, time to be confirmed.

Junior Hurling: The junior hurlers recorded their second win of the North Junior ‘B’ League on Sunday with a 6-14 to 2-13 victory away to Nenagh Eire Og. Their next game is at home to Portroe next Saturday at 7.00pm

Minor Hurling: Lorrha Rovers Gaels return to Minor League action this Thursday when they take on Burgess in Kilcolman at 7.00pm

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers footballers bowed out of the Under 16 ‘B’ Championship last Monday week with a 7-7 to 1-4 quarter final loss to Newport.

Under 14: The Under 14’s conceded a walkover to Moneygall/Clonakenny in their third football championship match last week.

Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw: The new Tipperary Clubs Draw starts on Friday 10thMay. Last year, the club had 210 subscribers, up from 153 the previous year and we'd like to thank also those who joined. We are looking to increase that figure again with half the ticket sales staying with the club. We also have a special package where those who join the Tipp Draw and the Lorrha GAA lotto for one year, can do so for €180 (Tipp Draw €100 plus €80 for the Lotto of the year, 52 lotto draws for the price of 40). Club members will be promoting both draws in the coming weeks and we ask for your support.

Lotto: The next draw will take place on Monday night for a jackpot of €11,400 with a Match 3 pot of €100. Thank you for your continued support.

Social Dancing: continues on Friday to the music of Country Flavours. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.


Lorrha Notes

Fertilizer on lands farmed by Tim Reddan Lorrha was vandalized recently.
Gardai in Borrisokane are investigating.                                                          

Reminder.

Back by popular demand is Nenagh library’s 'Spring into Storytime' this Wednesday, 24th April. Part of a nationwide initiative to encourage adults and children to read together at home 'Spring into Storytime' will also provide a welcome distraction for busy parents trying to entertain the little ones over the Easter holidays. With three different storytelling sessions, at 10.30am / 11.30am and 2.30pm, interspersed with arts / crafts and coloring, as well as our kids draw for yummy prizes, the day promises to be a fun family day during the Easter break. And best of all?  It’s free!

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Mick and Ann Reddan and family Lorrha on the death of their daughter Marie (O’Meara), Dunkerrin which occurred after a long illness on Sunday April 14th.  After funeral Mass in Dunkerrin Church on Wednesday 17th burial took place in Finglas Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Church News.

Please Note that all details of Mass times, dates and contact numbers are detailed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie under local info and Churches.
Mass will be celebrated in Lorrha Church on Saturday 27th April at 6.30pm.

Masses weekend of 4/5th May - 3 Masses across the Pastoral area as follows:

Sat. 4th 7pm Mass in Borrisokane.

Sun. 5th 9.30am in Terryglass.

Sun. 5th 11.30am in Rathcabbin.

Fr. M. Cooney is the Priest on duty.

Rathcabbin Development Association AGM

This will be held on the 8th May 2019 at 8.30 pm Rathcabbin Hall. Forms are being distributed to volunteers and meeting attendees to nominate committee members. If you are an interested resident and have not received a form, please collect one in Kellys Shop and return it by 23 April 2019.

Commiserations.

Commiserations to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary Minor camogie team who lost their bid to progress to the All Ireland final when they were beaten by Clare by the narrowest of margins on Saturday last in pure heart breaking fashion. Hard luck Clodagh.

Date for Your Diary

Lorrha Dorrha parish golf outing will take place this year on Saturday 10th August in Birr Golf club. Mark the date in your diary. More details later.

Scheme Worker Required.

A vacancy has arisen for a scheme worker in Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns, preferably a Rural Social Scheme (RSS) worker. The aim of the Rural Social Scheme is to provide income support to farmers, in return, participants provide services and skills that benefit the local community in Lorrha village. To qualify, you, or a family member must have a Herd Number/ Flock Number and in receipt of either Farm Assist or Job Seekers Allowance. Participants work 19.5 hrs per week, participants work will include maintaining, enhancement, planting, painting etc. If you are interested please contact in strictest confidence (086) 8647166.

Work Evening.

Now that summer is fast approaching, Lorrha Development /Tidy Towns are organising several work evenings over the coming weeks.  There is plenty of sweeping, weeding, litter picking, painting etc. that needs doing.  The first work evening will take place on Monday May 6th. Meet outside the Community Hall at 7.00pm and please bring sweeping brushes, spade/shovel, barrow if you can. The work evenings will continue every Monday evening but if a different evening suits most people, please let us know on (086) 8493595 / (087) 2601413.

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.

Swing into Spring – Concert.

Friday, April 26th at 8pm in Portumna’s Church of Ireland Join Omna Singers, Portumna Pen Pushers and guests with songs, music and words in Portumna’s Church of Ireland.
Tickets from Hayes & Hayes totalhealth Pharmacy, The Beehive, Ladies Day or Palmerston Stores at €10 each and a donation from the event will go to Portumna's Darkness into Light.

Guest performers include Fr. Michael Byrnes, Nathan Canning, Treeny Canning, Darren de Burca, Dave Gradwell, Sean Hearne, Maria Kelly, Sadhbh Mechan, Mary Smith as well as words from members of Portumna Pen Pushers and a new repertoire of songs from Portumna’s Omna Singers under the direction of Fionnuala Hannigan-Dunkley.
This will be a special night in the intimate setting of Christ Church. So get your tickets in time, as seating is limited.  Doors open at 7.45pm. Portumna Arts Group and Shorelines Arts Festival support this event.

Don’t Forget.

Aglish Sociable Ladies are holding a family Fun Run walk or crawl 5k or 10k on Sunday 28th April. Registration from 10.30am in Aglish Hall. €10 per entry – children free. Event starting at 12 noon. All proceeds to North Tipp Hospice and Suaimhneas. Please support.
The group are also holding a monster raffle with great prizes up for grabs such as week-ends away, hampers and numerous other prizes. Tickets available from any member of the committee.

Open Day.

Portumna Tennis Club are hosting an OPEN DAY on Saturday 4th May (3pm-7pm) for members and non-members. Free coaching and  some fun tennis.  Our club coach will be on hand to give tips & advice. There will be on-site racket re-stringing, tension checks, try-out new rackets and/or exchange your old racket for a new one. B-B-Q, refreshments and lots of FUN guaranteed. All welcome.

GAA News.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €11,100. Numbers drawn were: 3-25-31-32
No Match 3  Lucky Dips: Mary & Sean Lane, Grant Mannion, Caitlin Judge, Eileen Gaynor.
Promoters: Gavin Young, Jimmy Dunne and Madeleine Maher.
Next Monday's draw will be for a jackpot of €11,250 with a Match 3 pot of €120 so make sure you are in the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Senior Hurling: Lorrha's next competitive game will be away to Newport in round 3 of division 2 of the County League this Sunday 28th April at 12.00pm. They will host Golden Kilfeacle in round 4 over over the May Bank Holiday weekend.

Junior Hurling: Lorrha take on Nenagh Eire Og in round 3 of the North Junior 'B' Hurling League on Saturday, 27thApril in Nenagh at 7.00pm

Junior Football: The Junior Footballers got their County Championship campaign off to a winning start with a 2-11 to 1-4 win over Nenagh Eire Og in Puckane on Sunday. Lorrha will play either Galtee Rovers or Eire Og Annacarty in round 2.

Minor Hurling: Lorrha Rovers Gaels played Newport in round 3 of the North League last Wednesday and recorded an impressive 12-11 to 1-17 win. The team has the bye round this week and play their fourth game against Burgess in Kilcolman on Wednesday 1st May at 7.00pm

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers Gaels were due to play Toomevara in Moatfield last Monday in round 2 but received a walkover which saw them progress to a quarter final against Newport which was played last Monday but there was no result at time of writing. If successful, the semi-final will be next Monday, 29th April.

Under 14: The 'B' football championship continued on Thursday last, away to Borrisokane where they were defeated 4-5 to 2-5. This Thursday 25th April, they play Moneygall/Clonakenny in Moatfield at 7.00pm.

Under 12: The footballers played Kiladangan in Moatfield last Tuesday week with the visitors emerging as winners. They have now exited the championship.

Camogie: Hard luck to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary minor camogie team in the All Ireland semi-final last Saturday.

Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw: We ask all promoters are asked to bring their accounts up to date ahead of the new draw which we will be promoting in the coming weeks.

Cul Camp: This years Lorrha Cul Camp takes place from Monday 22nd to Friday 26thJuly. Register online at: https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie

Lotto: The jackpot is €11,100 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.clubforce.com

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday, 26th April with Tom Healy. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Players Have Their Say – at Last.

A recent survey carried out by the Women’s Gaelic Players Association (WGPA) has found that 82% of Camogie players are in favour of trialling news rules in league competitions while 70% agreed that rules on physical contact 'very much' need to change.

Support for rule changes, particularly around physical contact was apparent. There was a sense that the game was not keeping up with developments in player conditioning and technical ability.

Players also responded to factors around refereeing, indicating a poor experience overall in elements such as consistency, accuracy, communication and transparency. Consistency was the main cause for concern with 60% of respondents agreeing that it was “poor”, but communication was one of the more positive aspects.

Maria Kinsella, WGPA Chairperson said, “There has been a lot of discussion around rule changes and refereeing standards in Camogie over the past number of years. A proper objective analysis of the trends in the game and refereeing needs to be carried out because players currently don’t feel engaged through the current mechanism for changing rules. We welcome the motion passed at congress to allow the trialling of new rules but it now needs a proper plan in place in order to be effective.”

Speaking from a player perspective Gemma O’Connor of Cork Camogie said, “Players have been expressing frustration around rules and referees publicly for a long time and this now represents a collective call for change and an opportunity to improve the game. We as players, or the review group, don’t have all the answers but we are willing to support the process of finding them. We respect referees and the important work they do, we want to work with them to ensure the game is as enjoyable for players and spectators as it can be.”

A working group with representatives from 12 counties have agreed three main actions points from this recent survey:

  1. Set up a player engagement group with current and past players to discuss how these findings can be integrated into the new Camogie Development Plan.
  2. Commence a referee engagement process to include all stakeholders in a discussion around the policing of the game.
  3. Conduct a rules review to expand on initial statistical analysis in the report and develop an action plan on trialling news rules and making informed decisions around long term changes.

However, players are, in general, positive about the game, particularly in observations about increasing playing standards over the last 15-20 years. The club game was identified as an important factor in driving playing standards, technical skills and participation which suggests it requires further investment.

Other findings from the survey included:

  • 97% felt attendance growth is very important to camogie
  • 99% were willing to help move the game forward
  • 87% have a strong pride in the game

243 players responded to the survey carried out in January 2019 from across all grades and counties. A dedicated working group of players came together across several meetings to steer the player engagement and included some of the leading figures in the game; Cork's Gemma O'Connor, Kilkenny's Anne Dalton, Limerick's Niamh Mulcahy, Dublin's Aisling Maher, Clare's Chloe Morey, Waterford's Niamh Rockett, Westmeath's Denise McGrath and Kildare's Siobhan Hurley, among others.

The group has welcomed an initial player feedback forum organised by Camogie on Saturday as a step in the right direction, and hope to kickstart a process with all parties involved to work towards the actions raised in the report.


Lorrha Notes

Cllr Michael O'Meara launched his 4th consecutive election campaign recently in Lorrha GAA clubhouse. Michael is pictured here with Deputy Michael Lowry TD, Micheál Lowry and Shane Lee during the launch. 

Midlands Gymnastics club in Nenagh and  Rathcabbin couple Andrei and Natasha Chukai  (pictured above) are delighted to announce that they have had super results from the National All Around Artistic Competition which was held in the National Indoor Arena recently. Midlands Gymnastics club which is based in Unit 4, Castlebrand, Tyone, Nenagh have been making their mark in the Gymnastics world since they formed in recent years but so far, this year has been their best with  the club having 19 girls in total competing in Level 1, Level 4 and Level 5. The clubs U8 and U9  team’s brought back Gold Medals while a silver medal went to Faye McKeogh in the U10 competition. The club wish to thank all the children who participated and everyone who supports the Midlands club

Draw Results

The results from the North Tipp Ploughing fundraising draw which was held recently was.
1st  prize of €300 was won by Denis Lee, Cratloe. Co. Clare, 2nd  of €200 was won by  Mary Flynn Rodeen, Borrisokane, 3rd. of €100 went to Danny Burke, Kilbarron and the 4th prize of two tickets to a day at the National ploughing championships next September went to Marie Kennedy, Moatfield, Lorrha. There were numerous small prizes given out on the night.  The committee wish to thank everyone who bought and sold tickets,  to all who donated spot prizes and to Joe and Jane Hannigan for hosting the event.

Church News.

Please Note that all details of Mass times, dates and contact numbers are detailed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie under local info and Churches.
Mass will be celebrated in Lorrha Church on Saturday 13th April at 6.30pm

Holy  Week  Schedule:

Holy Thursday- 18th April:  Mass of the  Lord’s  Supper - Rathcabbin  Church  at 7.00p.m.

Good Friday:   -  19th April is a day of fast and abstinence.  5.00p.m.   Liturgy of the Passion & Death of Christ in Rathcabbin Church.  8.30p.m. Prayer around the Cross in Redwood Church.                                                 

Holy Saturday:  - 20th April:    9.00p.m. Easter Vigil in Lorrha Church.

Easter Sunday:  - 21st  April:   11.30a.m. Mass in Rathcabbin Church.  

 

Rathcabbin Development Association AGM

This will be held on the 8th May 2019 at 8.30 pm Rathcabbin Hall. Forms are being distributed to volunteers and meeting attendees to nominate committee members. If you are an interested resident and have not received a form, please collect one in Kellys Shop and return it by 23 April 2019.

 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.

Family Fun Run.

Aglish Sociable Ladies are holding a family Fun Run walk or crawl 5k or 10k on Sunday 28th April. Registration from 10.30am in Aglish Hall. €10 per entry – children free. Event starting at 12 noon. All proceeds to North Tipp Hospice and Suaimhneas. Please support.
The group are also holding a monster raffle with great prizes up for grabs such as week-ends away, hampers and numerous other prizes. Tickets available from any member of the committee.

 


Lorrha Notes

Congratulations and many good wishes are extended to Kevin and Mary Barry Portland on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary. Kevin and Mary celebrated the lovely occasion last week-end with their family. Well done to you both.

Art Exhibition:  

Portumna library is hosting a children's art exhibition of creations by the students of Ute Duggan "Bramble Art" Lorrha, from April 13th - 26th. The exhibition will open on Saturday coming the 13th at 3pm. All welcome.

Farm Safety Event.

North Tipperary IFA, Teagasc and Maxol have teamed up to host a farm safety event with a difference. On Wednesday, April 17, from 12-4 pm, the Moran family farm at Coorevin, Borrisokane, is hosting the event with many aspects to the day. This is a Teagasc KT event and all are welcome.

Church News.

Please Note that all details of Mass times, dates and contact numbers are detailed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie under local info and Churches.
Mass will be celebrated in Lorrha Church on Saturday 13th April at 6.30pm and in Rathcabbin the following day at 11.30am. Mass in Lorrha Church on Mondays at 9.30a.m.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Thursdays from 10.00am to 8.00pm. in  Rathcabbin  Church.

Choir Practice  in preparation for Holy Week and Easter on Wednesday 10th April at 8.30pm.  All welcome.

St Pio Mass.

The monthly St. Padre Pio Mass will be celebrated this month on Thursday April 11th (because the following week is Holy Thursday), at St. Brendan’s Church, Birr. Rosary at 7.00 with Mass at 7.30pm. All welcome.

Rathcabbin Couple Reap All Ireland Results.

A coaching husband and wife team at the Midlands Gymnastics club in Nenagh and  Rathcabbin couple Andrei and Natasha Chukai are delighted to announce that they have had super results from the National All Around Artistic Competition which was held in the National Indoor Arena recently. Midlands Gymnastics club which is based in Unit 4, Castlebrand, Tyone, Nenagh have been making their mark in the Gymnastics world since they formed in recent years but so far, this year has been their best with  the club having 19 girls in total competing in Level 1, Level 4 and Level 5. The clubs U8 and U9  team’s brought back Gold Medals while a silver medal went to Faye McKeogh in the U10 competition. The club wish to thank all the children who participated and everyone who supports the Midlands club.

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.

A Wake in the West.

Portumna Players will stage a three-act comedy, A Wake in the West, beginning this Thursday 11, Friday 12 & Sunday 14 April. There will also be a performance on Good Friday 19 April. The venue is the Town Hall and curtain up at 8.30pm
The play is set during the wake of Tom Healy who has drunk himself to death and now wishes his grave to be a watery one by requesting cremation and the scattering of his ashes at sea. The comedy begins when the family doctor informs his siblings of their father’s strange request. This hilarious play has sold out venues all over Ireland.

Family Fun Run.

Aglish Sociable Ladies are holding a family Fun Run walk or crawl 5k or 10k on Sunday 28th April. Registration from 10.30am in Aglish Hall. €10 per entry – children free. Event starting at 12 noon. All proceeds to North Tipp Hospice and Suaimhneas. Please support.
The group are also holding a monster raffle with great prizes up for grabs such as week-ends away, hampers and numerous other prizes. Tickets available from any member of the committee.

The Fureys relaunch ‘Our Games’ ahead of All Ireland 2019 Championship to raise money for Sick Children

Irish music legends, The Fureys, renowned for their hit songs ‘When you were sweet 16’, ‘The Green fields of France’, and ‘From Clare to here’, will update and relaunch their song ‘Our Games’ ahead of the GAA All Ireland 2019 on Friday the 26th April. Proceeds from the downloads will go to CMRF Crumlin who raise vital funds for Crumlin Hospital and the National Children’s Research Centre (NCRC).

Former RTÉ sports presenter, the late Brendan O’Reilly wrote the song back in 1991 and asked the Fureys if they would record it. They sang it in Croke Park at half time during that year’s All Ireland football final between Down and Meath. They have re-recorded it for the 2019 season including additional commentary from Marty Morrissey on the recording,

“We are overwhelmed by this kind gesture.” Mary O’Donovan, Fundraising Director at CMRF Crumlin said. “We are so thankful to The Fureys and to Marty Morrisey for their time and energy in this project. All of the funds raised from the downloads will go directly to CMRF Crumlin and will help support the 150,000 children who walk through the doors of Crumlin hospital every year, by providing vital funding into paediatric research, lifesaving equipment, and wraparound services to some of Ireland’s sickest children!”

CMRF Crumlin thank the late Brendan O’Reilly’s wife Johanna Lowry O’Reilly who generously waived all royalties for the recording, Ceol Music who have waived all downloading fees, Abby Dillon from Littlebird Design who created the design of the promotional CD without charge and All Write Media who sponsored and manufactured 300 promotional CDs.
To donate to CMRF Crumlin, please go to https://cmrf.org/donate

 

GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €10,800. Numbers drawn were: 9-12-30-31.
1 Match 3 wins €100: Brian Kennedy.  Next Monday's draw will be for a jackpot of €10,950 with a Match 3 pot of €100 so make sure you are in the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Senior Hurling: The senior hurlers came from six points down to earn what could be a valuable 1-13 to 0-16 draw with Thurles Sarsfields in the opening round of the O Riain Cup in Nenagh on Sunday, with Cian Hogan getting an injury time goal to claim a vital point. Lorrha's next competitive game will be away to Newport in round 3 of division 2 of the County League on the weekend of 27-28 April.

Junior Hurling: Lorrha have a bye in round 3 with their next game on 27th April at home to Portroe.

Junior Football: Lorrha are taking part in the new all-county Junior 'B' Football Championship and will play Nenagh Eire Og in the first round over Easter weekend.

Minor Hurling: Lorrha Rovers Gaels got off to a winning start in the new Minor Hurling League last Thursday when they defeated Ballinahinch/Templederry 4-10 to 0-10 in Ballinderry. This Wednesday, 10th April, they take on Portroe in Portroe at 6.30pm.

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers Gaels have been graded 'B' for this years championship and began away to Borrisokane on Sunday last and earned a hard fought 1-5 to 1-3 win. Next Monday, they play Toomevara in Moatfield at 7.00pm.

Under 14: The football championship begins on Thursday 11th April at home to Silvermines at 6.30pm.

Under 12: The footballers played Moneygall on Tuesday week last in round 2 of the North championship and were defeated. On Saturday, they hosted Newport in Moatfield and were also defeated. They played Toomevara last evening (Tuesday), no result at the time of going to press. Next Tuesday, 16th April they play Kiladangan in Moatfield at 7.00pm.

Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw: Thanks to all our subscribers for the 2018/2019 draw which has now concluded. We ask all promoters are asked to bring their accounts up to date ahead of the new draw which we will be promoting in the coming weeks.

Cul Camp: This years Lorrha Cul Camp takes place from Monday 22nd to Friday 26thJuly. Register online at: https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie

Lotto: The jackpot is €10,800 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.clubforce.com

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday 12th April with Mary Prendergast. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.


Lorrha Notes

Members of Midlands Gymnastics Club enjoyed success at the GymSTART Level 1 competition in the National Sports Arena in Dublin on March 10th. 57 of our recreational gymnasts took part in the competition bringing home many gold, silver and bronze medals. We are very proud of all our gymnasts and the great work they have put into their training. It is great to see all their hard work and dedication paying off.  Also a big thanks to their parents for their continued support and encouragement. It is great to see our local club putting its name on the map. Well done to all! 

Rags Golfing Society.

The new Rags season kicks off on Saturday April 6th in Portumna Gold club. Tee off at 10.30am. New members welcome.

Ploughing Raffle.

The deferred date for the North Tipperary ploughing raffle is this coming Saturday night April 6th in Hannigan’s Kilbarron. Tickets are still on sale and may be had from all members.

Results from the Ploughing Championships

The results from the recent North Tipp Ploughing Championships are as follows.
Reversible: 1st Joe Slattery, 2nd Jimmy Ryan, 3rd John Cahalan. Conventional: Senior 1: 1st Larry Bergin, 2nd Johnathan Murray,3rd  John Slattery.  Senior 2: 1st Liam Hammilton, 2nd Tom Duffy, 3rd Noel Howley.  Under 28: 1st Lorcan Bergin, 2nd Liam Murphy, 3rd Mac-Darragh Kennedy. Vintage 2 Furrow Mounted: 1st Ethan Harding, 2nd Ray Clancy,3rd Paddy Doyle. Single Furrow: 1st James Hough,  2nd Andrew Hogan. Vintage Trailer: 1st Tommy Pierce, 2nd Aeneas Horan, 3rd David Gratton. Vintage Classic: 1st Timmy Horan, 2nd Trevor Hogan, 3rd Francis Worrell. Three Furrow: 1st Ciaran Milne, 2nd Tom Ryan, 3rd Eddie Hannon.

Church News.

Please Note that all details of Mass times, dates and contact numbers are detailed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie under local info and Churches.
Mass will be celebrated in Redwood Church on Saturday 6th April at 6.30pm and in Rathcabbin the following day at 11.30am. Mass in Lorrha Church on Mondays at 9.30a.m.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Thursdays from 10.00am to 8.00pm. in  Rathcabbin  Church.

Please Note: First Friday Mass on Friday, 5th April will be in Lorrha Church at 7.30p.m.

 Well Done.

Congratulations  to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary minor team who beat Galway on Saturday last in the fourth and last round of the championship. Tipp are now through to the All Ireland semi finals. Watch this space for further details.

Well Done Colm.

Congratulations to Colm Fogarty, son of Dympna and Willie, Lorrha who played his part in helping his school  Borrisokane Community College to the All Ireland Senior 'C' Hurling title defeating Colaiste na Coiribe from Galway in the final which was held in Ballinasloe. A young hurler to watch in the future. Well done Colm.

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.

Family Fun Run.

Aglish Sociable Ladies are holding a family Fun Run walk or crawl 5k or 10k on Sunday 28th April. Registration from 10.30am in Aglish Hall. €10 per entry – children free. Event starting at 12 noon. All proceeds to North Tipp Hospice and Suaimhneas. Please support.
The group are also holding a monster raffle with great prizes up for grabs such as week-ends away, hampers and numerous other prizes. Tickets available from any member of the committee.

Shorelines Film Nights Present The Divine Order (Switzerland) A young housewife challenges the status quo by fighting for women's suffrage in 1971 Switzerland. April 9th, 8pm, The Boathouse bar  5Euro at the door. More info: www.shorelinesartsfestival.com

GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €10,650.
Numbers drawn: 1-7-22-26.  3 Match 3's share €100: Oliver Feighery, Kenneth Cleary and Joan Lynskey.
Next Monday's draw will be for a jackpot of €10,800 with a Match 3 pot of €100 so make sure you are in the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Senior Hurling: Lorrha are in county championship action next Sunday in the first round of the Seamus O Riain Cup against Thurles Sarsfields in Nenagh at 2.00pm. Your support would be appreciated.

Junior Hurling: The junior hurlers bounced back from their opening round loss to defeat Borrisokane 2-5 to 0-15 in Moatfield in the North Junior 'B' Hurling League on Saturday. Lorrha have a bye in round 3 with their next game on 20th April at home to Portroe.

Minor: Lorrha Rovers Gaels will take part in the new North Minor Hurling Development League which gets underway on Thursday 4th April against Ballinahinch/Templederry at 6.30pm in Ballinderry. This competition will be played without county minors/exam students were possible with team numbers being flexible depending on opposition numbers.

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers Gaels have been graded 'B' for this years championship which begins away to Borrisokane on Monday 8th April at 6.30pm.

Under 14: The football championship begins on Thursday 11th April at home to Silvermines at 6.30pm.

Under 12: The footballers suffered a heavy loss to Silvermines in the opening round of the North 'B' Championship on Saturday. They played Moneygall on Tuesday evening and were also defeated. Next Saturday, they host Newport in Moatfield at 3.00pm while next Tuesday 9th April, they travel to Toomevara for a 7.00pm start.

Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw: Thanks to all our subscribers for the 2018/2019 draw which has now concluded. We ask all promoters are asked to bring their accounts up to date ahead of the new draw which we will be promoting in the coming weeks.

Membership: The closing date for membership passed on Sunday 31st March last. Thanks to all who have become members for the year, your support is greatly appreciated. Only those paid up on that date will be able to access to tickets should Tipperary reach the All Ireland Final. Only paid up members can vote at this years AGM.

Sponsorship: The club would like to thank David Fogarty of House Fitness Birr for sponsoring training gear for the senior & junior hurlers for the coming year. The training tops contain the logo and contact details of suicide prevention charity Pieta House as per the sponsors request.

Cul Camp: This years Lorrha Cul Camp takes place from Monday 22nd to Friday 26thJuly. Register online at: https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie

Lotto: The jackpot is €10,800 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.clubforce.com

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday 5th April with Checkers. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.