Lorrha/Dorrha
 

Local News

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

Lorrha Notes

 

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.


Lorrha Notes

If you would like a copy of the above posted to you email info@lorrhadorrha.ie or call (086) 8647166.

Michael Lowry TD pictured here on his visit to Lorrha  with Cllr. Michael O’Meara and James Heenan standing where the new extension to the St. Ruadhan’s Community Hall will take place.   Pic: Rose Mannion.

Lorrha is one of five Tipperary Villages that has received funding under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme which was announced recently.

€684,554 in total has been approved for five towns and villages across Tipperary, who are making plans and preparations for various projects. Lorrha will receive €149,554.80, Nenagh €96,000 ,Cashel €200,00, Newcastle €139,060 and Clogheen €100,000.
Local Authorities engaged with local communities in many towns and villages across the country, to help them to identify projects to receive this funding which was announced by Minister Michael Ring, Minister for Rural Development, earlier last week. Scéal, the Lorrha group secured the funding to complete an interpretive centre and community shop adjacent to the Community Hall.

On a visit to Lorrha last week to meet with members of the committee, Deputy Michael Lowry welcomed the funding and said . ‘I had visited the parish earlier in the year and the local group requested me to speak to the Department of Rural and Community Development. In doing so I could see the tremendous potential this project would have for the village and environs. This is a flagship project which could be reproduced in other villages throughout the country and once completed I am requesting that Minister Michael Ring comes to Lorrha to see first hand the excellent regeneration work being done in the parish of Lorrha and Dorrha ‘said Deputy Lowry. ‘I also want to acknowledge the work of Cllr Michael O’ Meara  who worked tirelessly to ensure that this funding was secured in his area ‘ said Michael Lowry T.D.

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)

Lorrha Parish Calendar

The Lorrha Parish Calenar is available from the following. Pat Hough, Colettes Hair and Beauty, Lorrha shop, Flynn’s Carrigahorig, Salmons Newsagents, The Boathouse Newsagents, Lorraine’s Hair Salon and O’Meara’s Super Valu, Buckley’s Super Valu in Birr and Heenan’s of  Borrisokane.
If you would like a copy posted to you, email info@lorrhadorrha.ie or call (086) 8647166.

Date For Your Diary.

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.

Forthcoming Birthday.

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. Watch this space for booking details.

Pilgrimage

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

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 News.

Adjourned Juvenile AGM: Took place last Tuesday night at the Tony Reddin Centre. The meeting was chaired by senior chairman Joe Dolan and secretary Maureen Guinan.

2020 Committee:  Chairman - Colm Kennedy; Vice chair Tom Kennedy; Secretary Kathleen Gleeson; Asst Secretary Caroline O Brien.
Team management positions are yet to be finalised.
There was a large turnout and it was a very positive meeting, which is very encouraging for the year ahead.

Lotto: The jackpot is at €5,650 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 Noel Ryan. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Tipperary GAA Draw: The January Tipperary GAA draw took place in Louis McCormack's pub in Abbeyville last Friday. James Hogan was presented with the top prize of €15,000 in the draw while John O'Brien, who sold the winning ticket, was also presented with his €500 promoters prize. Congratulations also to Louise Mannion, who won a prize of €200 in the confined draw.

Registration: Club Registration Night on Friday, 17th 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

Medal Presentation: 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. All are welcome to attend.

1989 team honoured: Lorrha's 1989 North Tipperary Final winning team will be honoured on Saturday, January 25 in the Tony Reddin Centre. The ceremony will take place on the same night the current senior team are presented with their county League medals for 2019.


Lorrha Notes

Congratulations and many good wishes are extended to Christy Liffey (Rathcabbin) on the occasion of his birthday which he celebrated recently in St. Kieran’s Care Home. Christy is pictured here with his brother Michael, sister in law Nancy, nephew Vincent and his wife Nuala and children Diarmuid and Jane. 

RAGS Golf Society.

The members of the RAGS golfing society wish to thank everyone who supported their charity outing recently. Many thanks to all who sponsored prizes on the day and also thanks to Portumna golf club for their generosity on the day too. We wish to extend a happy New Year to everyone.

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)

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Paddy O’Meara and family Lorrha on the death of his sister in-law Alice Mary Feehan (Lal), The Mall, Roscrea which occurred on Wednesday January 1st. at Portlaoise Regional Hospital. Pre-deceased by her brothers, Billy, Sean, Danny and sisters Gurty and Kitty. Deeply regretted by her brother-in-law Paddy, niece Catherine, nephews James and Padraig, relatives Tommy, Evelyn, Lorraine grandniece, grandnephews, very kind neighbours and friends. After funeral Mass in St. Cronan’s Church Roscrea on Saturday Jan. 4th burial took place in the
adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Sympathy.

North Tipp Ploughing members extend sympathy to the Slattery family Kilbarron on the unexpected death of John, which occurred on Saturday December 28th. after a short illness.
Husband of the late Sal and brother of the late Tommy (Coolbawn), Susan Ryan (Nenagh), and grandson Shane. Loving father of Sheila (Moran), Joe, Johnny, Dessie, Ciaran, Rachel (Malone), and Alan. Deeply regretted by his loving family, brothers Willie and Mick, sister Sighle (Dunne), daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchild, nephews, nieces and a large circle of neighbours, friends and ploughing colleagues. After funeral Mass in Kilbarron Church on Tuesday 31st December, burial took place in the local cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Lorrha Parish Calendar

The Lorrha Parish Calenar is available from the following. Pat Hough, Colettes Hair and Beauty, Lorrha shop, Flynn’s Carrigahorig, Salmons Newsagents, The Boathouse Newsagents, Lorraine’s Hair Salon and O’Meara’s Super Valu, Buckley’s Super Valu in Birr and Heenan’s of  Borrisokane.
If you would like a copy posted to you, email info@lorrhadorrha.ie or call (086) 8647166.

Happy Birthday.

Rathcabbin Players present ‘Happy Birthday Dear Alice’ by play write Bernard Farrell and directed by Anne Clarke, in Rathcabbin Hall for four nights only, from Thursday 30th January to Sunday 2nd February. Watch this space for booking details.


Lorrha Notes

              HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL READERS OF THIS WEB SITE

Lorrha Parish Calendar

The Lorrha Parish Calendar is available from the following. Pat Hough, Colettes Hair and Beauty, Lorrha shop, Flynn’s Carrigahorig, Salmons Newsagents, The Boathouse Newsagents, Lorraine’s Hair Salon and O’Meara’s Super Valu, Buckley’s Super Valu in Birr and Heenan’s of  Borrisokane.
If you would like a copy posted to you, email info@lorrhadorrha.ie or call (086) 8647166.

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)

Late Pat Poland.

The peaceful death occurred on Thursday December 26th of Pat (Patrick) Poland, Lelagh, Rathcabbin in the wonderful care of the staff of Medical 1, Midlands Regional Hospital, Tullamore. Predeceased by his sisters Eileen, Kathleen, Mary, Roseann and brother Johnny. Pat will be sadly missed by his nieces Phil (Keighery), Josie (Rice), Gertie (Rodgers) and Rosie (Monteith), relatives, neighbours, friends and careers to whom sympathy is offered. After funeral Mass on Saturday morning in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church, Rathcabbin, burial took place in Bonoham Cemetery. May he rest in peace.

North Tipp Ploughing News.

The recent North Tipperary ploughing Christmas party night which took place in The Yanks Borrisokane, was once again well attended. Chairman Ray Clancy thanked everyone for their attendance and all at the Yanks for another fine meal. The chairman congratulated former secretary Laura McKenna on the birth of her baby – Paul, who made a brief appearance on the night, and he extended good wishes to former treasurer Eddie Flynn, Rodeen and Elvina McDermott, Listowel, who were married in Duagh Church, Co. Kerry. ‘Eddie is away in the sun on his honeymoon’ said Ray, ‘and he isn’t thinking of ploughing right now’ he said. In conclusion he wished everyone a great Christmas and a good new year and everyone will be notified of a meeting early in the new year.

Portumna Arts Group Annual Little Christmas

Portumna Arts Group & Shorelines Arts Festival would like to wish all our friends, sponsors, performers, volunteers and audiences a very Happy Christmas! And on the 12th night as is customary, the annual Arts Dinner will take place in Portumna Golf Club Restaurant on Monday, January 6th at 7pm. Buffet Dinner (choices of starter/main/dessert) incl. vegetarian option for just €20. With a complimentary glass of wine, this is an ideal way to celebrate the last day of Christmas.

Booking is essential as numbers are limited. To book: drop your €20 to Noelle in Hayes & Hayes totalhealth Pharmacy or Jackie in the Beehive or Joan in the Credit Union by 31st December. All are welcome to join us to celebrate another super year for Shorelines and the arts in Portumna. Any queries: Call 085-1925466.

Good Wishes.

This correspondent would like to take this opportunity to wish all parishioners and readers both at home and abroad, a happy and healthy New Year. Many thanks to all who contributed to the notes during 2019 and don’t forget, if you want something included in the Lorrha Notes, please email all details and please give your name to  roselmannion@yahoo.ie or text (086) 8647166 before 10.00am on Monday of each week. Good wishes to all.


Lorrha Notes

We extend Seasons Greetings to all readers of this website. We hope you have a Peaceful Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Declan Molloy is honored by his old school St. Brendan's Birr earlier this week for his achievement on the field of play. Declan captained his adopted team of Leitrim to All Ireland glory earlier in the season. A selection of photographs from the day can be viewed in the Lorrha & Dorrha calendar.

19th Edition of Lorrha Parish Calendar on Sale.

The 19th edition of the very popular Lorrha Parish Calendar is available from the following. Pat Hough, Colettes Hair and Beauty, Lorrha shop, Flynn’s Carrigahorig. In Portumna. Salmons Newsagents, The Boathouse Newsagents, Lorraine’s Hair Salon and O’Meara’s Super Valu, Buckley’s Super Valu in Birr and Heenan’s of  Borrisokane.
If you would like a copy posted to you, email info@lorrhadorrha.ie or call (086) 8647166.
Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns would like to thank everyone who supported over the past year and wish everyone a Happy Christmas and good health to all in 2020.

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)

Christmas Mass Times.

Christmas Eve Tuesday 24th.  Mass will be celebrated in Kilbarron at 6.00pm, Borrisokane at 7.00pm, Lorrha 7.30pm, Aglish 9.00pm, Terryglass at 9.00pm.  Christmas Day in Redwood  at 9.00am, Terryglass 9.30am, and in Rathcabbin at 11.00am. Please note the time in Rathcabbin and in Borrisokane at 11.00am.

Charity Golf Outing.

RAGS annual charity golf outing will take place on Friday December 27th in Portumna golf club at 11.00am. No membership necessary, just come along and enjoy the day. All proceeds this year to Pieta House. To book contact Donal Brady on (087) 2225516 or James O’Meara on (086) 8109099.

Rathcabbin Hall Notes: 

Progressive 25 Cards. Christmas Card Game on Friday 27th December at 8.30pm

Bootcamp Fitness Classes returns on Monday 6th January, 7.30pm - 8.30pm in Rathcabbin Hall. Teen Boxercise returns also at 6.45pm. €5 Pay as you go. All levels of fitness welcome.

Yoga returns on 9th January at 7pm. Contact Kristina on 0858566541 to book your place and for more details.

Rathcabbin Hall Committee would like to thank everyone who supported the hall over the past year and wish all the community a very Happy Christmas.

Portumna Arts Group Annual Little Christmas

Portumna Arts Group & Shorelines Arts Festival would like to wish all our friends, sponsors, performers, volunteers and audiences a very Happy Christmas! And on the 12th night as is customary, the annual Arts Dinner will take place in Portumna Golf Club Restaurant on Monday, January 6th at 7pm. Buffet Dinner (choices of starter/main/dessert) incl. vegetarian option for just €20. With a complimentary glass of wine, this is an ideal way to celebrate the last day of Christmas.

Booking is essential as numbers are limited. To book: drop your €20 to Noelle in Hayes & Hayes totalhealth Pharmacy or Jackie in the Beehive or Joan in the Credit Union by 31st December. All are welcome to join us to celebrate another super year for Shorelines and the arts in Portumna. Any queries: Call 085-1925466.

Charity Swim.

Portumma Christmas Day Charity Swim/ Dip. This year’s Christmas Day Charity Swim in conjunction with Portumma Chamber of Commerce will take place at 12 noon, Swimming Area, Shannon Road, Portumma. All proceeds in aid of Portumma Social Service Day Care Centre, Castle Ave.
Sponsor cards available from Curley’s Pub, Hayes’s Pub and Ann 0876493221.
Please support this worthy cause.


Lorrha Notes

The 19th edition of the very popular Lorrha Parish Calendar is available from the following. Pat Hough, Colettes Hair and Beauty, Lorrha shop, Flynn’s Carrigahorig. In Portumna. Salmons Newsagents, The Boathouse Newsagents, Lorraine’s Hair Salon and O’Meara’s Super Valu, Buckley’s Super Valu in Birr and Heenan’s of  Borrisokane.
If you would like a copy posted to you, email info@lorrhadorrha.ie or call (086) 8647166

Children from Rathcabbin NS perform their Christmas Nativity play recently. 

19th Edition of Lorrha Parish Calendar on Sale.

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)
Reconciliation Service will be held in Borrisokane Church on Thurs 19th Dec at 8pm. The Leader on the night is Fr Des Hillary.

Christmas Mass Times.

Christmas Eve Tuesday 24th.  Mass will be celebrated in Kilbarron at 6.00pm, Borrisokane at 7.00pm, Lorrha 7.30pm, Aglish 9.00pm, Terryglass at 9.00pm.  Christmas Day in Redwood  at 9.00am, Terryglass 9.30am, and in Rathcabbin at 11.00am. Please note the time in Rathcabbin and in Borrisokane at 11.00am.

Annual Christmas Mass.

St. Kieran’s Care Home, The Pike, Rathcabbin  Annual Christmas Mass and party will be held on Friday Dec. 20th at 2.00pm. All are welcome to come along.

Late Regina Keeshan.

Sympathy is extended to the family of Regina Keeshan, Kilfada, Lorrha who died on Monday 9th December. Deeply regretted by her brothers Ger, John and Brian, nephews, nieces, grandnieces, sisters-in-law Patrica and Ann, relatives and friends.
After funeral Mass in Aglish Church on Thursday 12th burial took place in Carrig Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Late Maureen Moran.

The death occurred on Tuesday December 10th of Maureen Moran, Derry, Rathcabbin, (peacefully) at Tullamore General Hospital, In her 100th year. Maureen spent the final year of her life as a resident of St. Kieran’s Nursing Home , Rathcabbbin. Deeply missed by her family Liam ,Margie, Paschal, Patricia, Breda, Bernie, Christine, grandchildren , great grandchildren , daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and neighbours to whom sympathy is offered.
After her funeral Mass at Rathcabbin Church on Friday 13th burial took place at Bonoham Cemetery.  May she rest in peace.

Charity Golf Outing.

RAGS annual charity golf outing will take place on Friday December 27th in Portumna golf club at 11.00am. No membership necessary, just come along and enjoy the day. All proceeds this year to Pieta House. To book contact Donal Brady on (087) 2225516 or James O’Meara on (086) 8109099.

News from Lorrha School.

Cycle Safely Winners.
Well done to Chloe Mannion, Emma Kennedy, Niall Duggan, Ava Young and Bláthnaid Bennett who were winners in the Cycle Safely Poster Competition which was organized by Tipperary County Council. Top prize of a lovely bicycle went to Chloe Mannion while Emma, Niall, Ava and Bláthnaid won cycling helmets. The prize winners were presented with their prizes in the school recently by Michelle Maher, Road Safety Officer, Tipperary County Council, Mary Murphy, Tipperary Co.Co. and David Moynan of Moynans Bike Shop Nenagh who supplied the equipment.  Well done to all our winners and participants in the competition.

Birr Theatre

Pupils went to see Santa’s Fairy Tale Christmas in Birr Theatre last week and they had a great time too. We extend thanks to all in the Theatre for their help.

Portumna School Play.

All our students enjoyed the Portumna School play ‘The Wiz’ which the T.Y. year staged last week in the school. Many thanks to everyone for their help, showing us to our seats etc. on the day.

St. Kieran’s Care Home Entertainment.

We accepted the annual invitation from St. Kieran’s Care Home, to entertain their residents for Christmas. Last Friday our students enjoyed meeting with older people they knew from our community, sharing a few words, and showing their skills through music, dancing and singing. Many thanks to St. Kieran’s for the invitation which we always look forward to getting, and the welcome we received there. We extend a happy Christmas to both staff and patients.

Lorrha & Dorrha Football.

Lorrha & Dorrha football management who organized the very well attended fundraising table quiz that was held in Kellys Rathcabbin, wish to thank everyone who supported the fundraiser by making donations, those who gave spot prizes and to Mulrooney’s filling station, The Ferry, for sponsoring the hamper. The winner of the hamper was Ger Slevin, Rathcabbin. A special thanks to Aidan, Pauline and Niall McIntyre for running the quiz so well.

Redwood NS.

Many thanks to all those who came to our Christmas Variety Show last week. Well done to all the children on a great performance. Many thanks to Anne Marie Hough for all her work putting the drama ' Redwood Rambling House' together and to Mark Jerome for the drumming and Olive Kilgannon for the wonderful Sean Nós dancing. Congratulations to the winners of the Parents Association Raffle - hampers Martina Bugler, George Killeen and Sadhbh O' Crowley and to Paddy Cleary the winner of the ten bags of timber along with all the other spot prize winners. Many thanks to the Parents Association for running the raffle and organising the refreshments. Happy Christmas from all in Redwood NS.

Rathcabbin Hall Notes: 

Progressive 25 Cards continue every Friday night at 8.30pm. Christmas Card Game on Friday 27th December at 8.30pm. All welcome.

Bootcamp Fitness Classes returns on Monday 6th January, 7.30pm - 8.30pm in Rathcabbin Hall.

Teen Boxercise returns also at 6.45pm. €5 Pay as you go. All levels of fitness welcome.

Yoga returns on 9th January at 7pm. Contact Kristina on 0858566541 to book your place and for more details.

Portumna Arts Group Annual Little Christmas

Portumna Arts Group & Shorelines Arts Festival would like to wish all our friends, sponsors, performers, volunteers and audiences a very Happy Christmas! And on the 12th night as is customary, the annual Arts Dinner will take place in Portumna Golf Club Restaurant on Monday, January 6th at 7pm. Buffet Dinner (choices of starter/main/dessert) incl. vegetarian option for just €20. With a complimentary glass of wine, this is an ideal way to celebrate the last day of Christmas.

Booking is essential as numbers are limited. To book: drop your €20 to Noelle in Hayes & Hayes totalhealth Pharmacy or Jackie in the Beehive or Joan in the Credit Union by 31st December. All are welcome to join us to celebrate another super year for Shorelines and the arts in Portumna. Any queries: Call 085-1925466.

Charity Swim.

Portumma Christmas Day Charity Swim/ Dip. This years Christmas Day Charity Swim in conjunction with Portumma Chamber of Commerce will take place at 12 noon, Swimming Area, Shannon Road, Portumma. All proceeds in aid of Portumma Social Service Day Care Centre, Castle Ave.
Sponsor cards available from Curley’s Pub, Hayes’s Pub and Ann 0876493221.
Please support this worthy cause.

19th Edition of Lorrha Parish Calendar on Sale.

GAA

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €5,100. Numbers drawn on 16 December were 3-5-17-23. 1 Match 3: John Moore wins €100. Promoters: Agnes Sherlock, Margaret Gleeson, Margaret O'Brien.
Christmas Draw winners: Ann Adam, Colin Molloy, JP Houlihan, DLK Mannion, Noreen Houlihan (x2), Darren Mannion, Rita Reddan, Brian Gleeson, Agnes Sherlock, Kathleen Houlihan, Margaret Gleeson, Thomas P Cahalan, Liam Reddish, Louise Mannion.
Next Monday's draw will be for a jackpot of €5,100 with a Match 3 pot of €100 so mare sure you are in the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Senior AGM: The Annual General Meeting of Lorrha & Dorrha GAA senior club will take place in Rathcabbin Hall this Thursday 19th December at 7.45pm. All are invited to attend. Only 2019 paid up members are entitled to take part in any vote on the night.

Adjourned Juvenile AGM: The roles of Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Secretary and Assistant Secretary must be filled at the Adjourned AGM on Tuesday 7th January in the Tony Reddin Centre or there will be no juvenile committee for the coming year. Volunteers for these positions are urgently asked to come forward and contact Tommy or Caroline who will assist in the trasition.

Also, coaches are required for the under 6 & 8 age groups for the coming year and anyone interested is to contact Tommy Kennedy.

Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw: James Hogan won top prize of a Skoda/Renault Car or €15,000 in the December Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw. John O'Brien, Killeen, sold the winning ticket and wins €500. Both men will be presented with their prizes at the January draw which will be hosted by Lorrha GAA Club on Friday 10th January. Venue to be confirmed.

Table Quiz: Thank you to all those who supported our Table Quiz fundraiser in Kelly's last Friday night. It was greatly appreciated.

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

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday, 20th December with Footloose. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Sympathy: Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the Moran family on the passing of Maureen Moran nee Lambe, Derry. The club also sympathises with the Keeshan family on the death of Regina Keeshan, Kilfada. May they rest in peace.

Lorrha & Dorrha GAA Club would like to wish all players, members and supporters a Happy Christmas & a prosperous New Year.

19th Edition of Lorrha Parish Calendar on Sale.