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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

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.


Lorrha Notes

Rathcabbin Players issue an invitation to all to come and help Alice celebrate her birthday!  ‘Happy Birthday Dear Alice’ by playwright Bernard Farrell and directed by Anne Clarke will take place in Rathcabbin Hall for four nights only, from Thursday 30th January to Sunday 2nd February at 8.30pm. Doors open at 7.45, curtains up at 8.30 sharp. Booking line open between 6 and 8pm daily on (087) 2360096.

Gratitude.

Lorrha GAA wish to extend thanks to all who supported and attended the medal presentation on Saturday night last in the Tony Reddin Centre. The 1989 winning team were presented with a special certificate and medal on the night and it was great to see a full clubhouse for the occasion. Well done to the organising committee.

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

Medjugorje Irish Centre Pilgrimages April - Oct 2020: 7 Night Stay and Airport Shuttle service from Dubrovnik or Split for €266 per person sharing. Book any flight - any time and we provide guaranteed airport shuttle service. Call us for further info and book the dates that suit you. Tel. 01 4434510 or email reservations@med-irishcentre.com.

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

Church Gate Collection.

Irish Wheelchair Association will be holding their church gate collection on Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd February 2020. Your support would be gratefully appreciated.

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.

Patrick 'Bonner' Maher and Brian Hogan will accompany the Liam McCarthy cup to Lorrha NS on Friday morning the 31st @ 9am. Everyone is invited to come along, meet the lads and join in the excitement of the occasion.
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.

Liam McCarthy Cup will visit schools in the Parish on Friday Jan 31st with Brian Hogan and Patrick Bonner Maher. We expect them @12 noon in Rathcabbin NS and all are welcome to come and enjoy the occasion.

A Birthday Celebration.

Rathcabbin Players present ‘Happy Birthday Dear Alice’ by playwright Bernard Farrell and directed by Anne Clarke, in Rathcabbin Hall for four nights only, from Thursday 30th January to Sunday 2nd February at 8.30pm. Doors open at 7.45, curtains up at 8.30 sharp. Booking line open from January 23rd between 6 and 8pm daily on (087) 2360096.

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.

Beavers and Cubs.

10th Galway Portumna Beavers & Cubs Enrolment evening takes place on Wed 29th Jan at 7pm in the Scout Den, Abbey St. Portumna. Annual Membership is €45 & weekly subs €2. Children aged between 6-8 & 9-11 years. See our website for more info http://www.portumnascouts.weebly.com. Our enrolment evening will be followed by our AGM, all welcome to attend.

GAA

 Lotto: The jackpot is at €5,950 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.clubforce.com, where you can also pay your membership for the coming year if you haven't done so already.

Social Dancing: Continues in the Tony Reddin Centre on Friday, January 31 with music from Glynn Flynn. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Medal presentation and 1989 team honoured: Thanks to Dr Eamon O'Shea for presenting the Lorrha senior and the Lorrha Rovers minor teams with their League medals for 2019 last Saturday night. Lorrha's 1989 winning team were presented with a special certificate and medal on the night, with Eamon recalling some  memories and tales of playing against Lorrha at that time. It was great to see so many faces, young and old, enjoying the night at the Tony Reddin Centre. Thanks to Shane Brophy, Barry Moran and Ken Hogan for introducing the players for their medals and indeed to all who helped organise the night. A special word of thanks goes to Ken Hogan, who sourced the auction prizes for the night.

Adjourned AGM and Fundraiser launch: The adjourned AGM for the adult club takes place in the Tony Reddin Centre at 8.00 on Thursday, January 30, where our fundraiser for 2020 will be launched. All club members are invited to attend.

Under-21 football: Hard luck to the Lorrha Rovers under-21 footballers who lost out by 3-9 to 1-8 to Portroe last Sunday after extra-time, which brings their interest in the North Championship to an end.

Draws made for the 2020 Tipperary county senior and intermediate hurling and football championships


The draws were made for the 2020 county senior and intermediate hurling and football championship at the Sarsfield Centre in Thurles on Monday night, January 27. Please read on for all of the details.

DAN BREEN CUP - COUNTY SENIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP ROINN I

Sixteen clubs will compete in Roinn I of the 2020 FBD Insurance County Senior Hurling Championship - there are four groups of four with the top two teams in each group progressing to the knock-out stage of the competition following three rounds of games; the group winners will progress to the quarter-finals while the second-placed clubs may have to play a preliminary quarter-final against a divisional championship winner in order to progress to the last eight.

The groups for the 2020 FBD Insurance County Senior Hurling Championship read as follows:

Group One: Kiladangan, Drom & Inch, Roscrea and JK Bracken’s.

Group Two: Nenagh Éire Óg, Éire Óg Annacarty, Clonoulty-Rossmore and Holycross-Ballycahill.

Group Three: Kilruane MacDonagh’s, Loughmore-Castleiney, Thurles Sarsfields and Moycarkey-Borris.

Group Four: Borris-Ileigh, Toomevara, Upperchurch-Drombane and Burgess

Please note that only one club will be relegated to Roinn II following the 2020 championship.

SÉAMUS Ó RIAIN CUP - COUNTY SENIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP ROINN II

Sixteen clubs will compete in Roinn II of the 2020 FBD Insurance County Senior Hurling Championship for the Séamus Ó Riain Cup - there are four groups of four with the top two teams in each group progressing to the knock-out stage of the competition following three rounds of games. Please note that only one team will be promoted into Roinn I of the championship and only one side will face the drop to the intermediate grade.

The groups for the 2020 FBD Insurance Séamus Ó Riain Cup read as follows:

Group One: Killenaule, Cashel King Cormacs, Ballingarry and Carrick Swans.

Group Two: Portroe, Lorrha-Dorrha, Kiladangan and Thurles Sarsfields.
Group Three: Mullinahone, Seán Treacy’s, Clonakenny and Newport.

Group Four: Templederry Kenyons, St Mary's Clonmel, Ballina and Silvermines.

COUNTY INTERMEDIATE HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP

Sixteen clubs will also compete in the 2020 FBD Insurance County Intermediate Hurling Championship - there are four groups of four with the top two teams in each group progressing to the knock-out stage of the competition. Preliminary quarter-finals may be required should a divisional champion not progress to the knock-out stage of the competition via the group stage of the county championship.

Please note that only one team will be promoted to Roinn II of the county senior hurling championship and only one side will face the drop to the junior A grade.

The groups for the 2020 FBD Insurance County Intermediate Hurling Championship read as follows:

Group One: Moyne-Templetuohy, Drom & Inch, Ballinahinch and Moyle Rovers.

Group Two: Carrick Davins, Borrisokane, Knockavilla Kickhams and Galtee Rovers.

Group Three: Ballybacon-Grange, Shannon Rovers, Cappawhite and Boherlahan-Dualla.

Group Four: Kilsheelan-Kilcash, Golden-Kilfeacle, Gortnahoe-Glengoole and Moneygall.

COUNTY SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

Sixteen clubs will compete in the 2020 FBD Insurance County Senior Football Championship - there are four groups of four with the top two teams in each group progressing to the knock-out stage of the competition.

The groups for the 2020 FBD Insurance County Senior Football Championship read as follows:

Group One: Loughmore-Castleiney, Ballyporeen, Moyne-Templetuohy and Ardfinnan.

Group Two: JK Bracken’s, Upperchurch-Drombane, Aherlow and Kilsheelan-Kilcash.

Group Three: Clonmel Commercials, Cahir, Killenaule and Galtee Rovers.

Group Four: Moyle Rovers, Arravale Rovers, Moycarkey-Boris and Éire Óg Annacarty.

COUNTY INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

Sixteen clubs will compete in the 2020 FBD Insurance County Intermediate Football Championship - there are four groups of four with the top two teams in each group progressing to the knock-out stage of the competition.

The groups for the 2020 FBD Insurance County Intermediate Football Championship read as follows:

Group One: Clonmel Commercials, Rockwell Rovers, JK Bracken’s and Cashel King Cormacs.

Group Two: Clonmel Óg, Moyle Rovers, Borrisokane and Loughmore-Castleiney.

Group Three: Golden-Kilfeacle, Clonoulty-Rossmore, Fr Sheehy’s and Fethard.

Group Four: Kiladangan, Drom & Inch, Grangemockler-Ballyneale and Mullinahone.

2020 CHAMPIONSHIP DATES

The County Competitions Control Committee (CCC) have announced that club championship games will take place in Tipperary on the weeks-ending March 29, April 5 and April 12 - the club championship season will then break until the Tipperary inter-county hurling and football teams' respective championship campaigns reach a conclusion.

On the week-ending Sunday, March 29 round one of the county senior and intermediate football championships will take place alongside a round of games in the respective divisional senior and intermediate hurling championships for clubs without a football team.

Meanwhile the divisional senior and intermediate hurling championships will take place on the weeks-ending April 5 and April 12. No county senior or intermediate hurling championship games are scheduled to take place during the April window.


Lorrha Notes

Rathcabbin Players present ‘Happy Birthday Dear Alice’ by playwright Bernard Farrell and directed by Anne Clarke, in Rathcabbin Hall for four nights only, from Thursday 30th January to Sunday 2nd February at 8.30pm. Doors open at 7.45, curtains up at 8.30 sharp. Booking line open from January 23rd between 6 and 8pm daily on (087) 2360096.

Late Mary Lane.

The peaceful death occurred on Thursday January 16th at St Francis Hospice, Blanchardstown, Dublin surrounded by her loving family, of Mary Lane, Corrigeen, Rathcabbin.
Mary was a much liked and well known individual through her work in Portumna Mart and the many years she was involved with Lorrha GAA club in both hurling and camogie, even serving for some time as GAA treasurer.
Predeceased by her brothers Gerard, Finbarr and Noel, she will be sadly missed by her brothers Sean and Jim, her sister Deirdre, her sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces and her many friends to whom sympathy is extended.
After funeral Mass on Saturday 18th in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin, burial  took place in Bonoham Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

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

Medjugorje Irish Centre Pilgrimages April - Oct 2020: 7 Night Stay and Airport Shuttle service from Dubrovnik or Split for €266 per person sharing. Book any flight - any time and we provide guaranteed airport shuttle service. Call us for further info and book the dates that suit you. Tel. 01 4434510 or email reservations@med-irishcentre.com.

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

Church Gate Collection.

Irish Wheelchair Association will be holding their church gate collection on Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd February 2020. Your support would be gratefully appreciated.

Open Night.

Banagher College Colaiste Na Sionna invites prospective First Year Students and their Parents to an open night on Thursday, 23rd Jan at 7.30 pm.

Medal Presentation.

Lorrha GAA club will present the 2019 senior team with their County league medals and the Lorrha Rovers Minor North League Division 2 champions with their medals, at a presentation night on Saturday 25th January at 9.00pm in the Tony Reddin Centre. The club will also honour the 1989 North Tipp champions on the night. All are welcome.

Date for your Diary.

Rathcabbin Players present ‘Happy Birthday Dear Alice’ by playwright Bernard Farrell and directed by Anne Clarke, in Rathcabbin Hall for four nights only, from Thursday 30th January to Sunday 2nd February at 8.30pm. Doors open at 7.45, curtains up at 8.30 sharp. Booking line open from January 23rd between 6 and 8pm daily on (087) 2360096.

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

Host Families Required.

Host Families required for stay at home French students for July and August. Contact Marie on 087 4154983 after 3pm or text host to this number.

Art Classes:

Drawing for children (9 years up) on Wednesdays 6 - 7pm, starting on Jan 22nd for 8 weeks. Arts & Crafts for children (5 years up): Saturdays 3 - 4pm and 5 - 6pm, starting on Jan 18th and on Mondays 5 -6pm, starting on Jan 20th in Bramble Art Studio, Lorrha, for 8 weeks. Please contact Ute: 0879151356. Early booking advisable as places are limited.

GAA Notes

Mary Lane: It was with great sadness that Lorrha GAA club learned of the passing of Mary Lane, Corrigeen last week.

Mary’s love of the game shone through in her contribution to Lorrha hurling and in her tenure for many years as Treasurer of the club. Her kindness and generosity will never be forgotten.She was a Lorrha hurling woman to the core.

We extend our deepest sympathies to her family, brothers Sean and Jim, sister Deirdre, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews and many friends.

Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dílis.

Lotto: The jackpot is at €5,800 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.clubforce.com.

Social Dancing: Continues in the Tony Reddin Centre on Friday, January 17 with music from Break Free. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Registration: Club Registration Night on Friday, 24th January from 8.00-9.30pm in the dressing rooms. Membership and is unchanged from last year. €90 – Adult player; €50 – Minor/College student; €30 – Non-playing Adult (+€70 extra for gym membership); €20 – Juvenile (16 & under); €90 – Family (2 adults & 2 children, capped at €100 for three or more children).

All players on all adult and juvenile teams must be paid up prior to their first match of the season with the closing date for all membership being 31st March. Membership can be paid to registrar Louise Mannion or online at www.clubforce.com.

North Tipperary CCC: Congratulations to Michael Kennedy who was elected to the Tipperary CCC last week.

Medal Presentation and 1989 team honoured: The Lorrha senior hurlers will be presented with their 2019 County League medals in the Tony Reddin Centre on Saturday 25th January at 9.00pm. The Lorrha Rovers Minors who won the North League Division 2 will also be presented with their medals, while Lorrha's North Senior Championship winning 1989 team will also be honoured. All are welcome to attend what should be a great night at the clubhouse.