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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

The new lockdown to level 5 was announced on Monday evening by Taoiseach Micheal Martin coming into place on Wednesday 21st October.

Birthday Girl.

Many congratulations and good wishes is extended to Kathleen Houlihan, Lorrha who celebrated her 98th birthday on Monday last October 19th. Kathleen celebrated this wonderful occasion with her family. Happy birthday Kathleen and you are wished many more years of good health, happiness and contentment.

Reminder.

Tipperary County Council are preparing a directory entitled Repair and Reuse. Anyone wishing to be included can do so for free and this directory will be available to everyone for free when complete. This will be a great asset for everyone for free. If you are involved in any of the following services please email: annmarie.clifford@tipperarycoco.ie 

Bicycle repairs and servicing, clothes alterations, computer and mobile phones repairs, domestic appliances repairs, gutters and roof repairs, furniture repair and upholstery, heating and pluming repairs, lawnmowers and garden machinery repairs, leather and shoe repairs, old photos restoration and cassette tape to CD transfer, restoration of old windows, watches and jewellery repairs, window and door repairs, second hand shops and finally charity shops. Another web page to visit is www.repairmystuff which has a directory of people who carry out repairs and business.

Church News.

With level 3 restrictions in place again due to the second wave of Covid – 19, there will be no Mass celebrations for the next few weeks anyhow. However, The churches (Lorrha & Rathcabbin) will remain open for anyone wishing to pray privately.
Masses remain available remotely live at Borrisokane mass times- 7pm Saturday and 10:30am Sunday- and a recording from Fr Michael from Terryglass. Please check the following links:  www.twitch.tv/borrisokaneparish  /  www.killaloediocese.ie/parish/borrisokane/   www.terryglass/kilbarron https://bit.ly/3bhnxfj  Weekdays Masses on Webcam 10am.Tues, Thurs, Fri. from Borrisokane.
October is the Month of the Rosary.  Please continue to recite the rosary when possible, asking Mary our Mother to pray for us and keep us safe during this trying time.

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Sympathy:

Sympathy is extended to the family of Matt Fogarty, Drominagh, Ballinderry who passed away peacefully on Wednesday Oct. 14th. at University Hospital, Galway. Matt was well known in our parish, in particular the Lorrha end. He will be sadly missed.
Predeceased by his wife Mary sisters Pauline and Bridie , sadly missed by his family, son Denis, daughters Christine, Breda and Annette, sons- in-law Enda, Chris and Michael, grandchildren Jeffrey, Jemma, Patrick, Finnan, Liam, Niamh, Billy, Sally and Tom , sister Sr Virgilius , nieces, nephews , friend Mary, cousins relatives neighbours and friends. After funeral Mass in Terryglass church on Saturday last the 17th  burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Creation of Community Hubs

Tipperary County Council in partnership with South Tipperary Development Company and North Tipperary Development Company are looking to support the provision of, rollout of, and promotion of Community Learning Spaces across County Tipperary.

We will conduct a survey of community facilities through Tipperary PPN to establish if the community facility has broadband and WIFI capability, a dedicated space that can be allocated to creating a learning/study space, capability of opening and closing the facility to match the demands of students requiring allocated times, heating and provision of comfortable operating environment, will ensure that all Covid 19 guidelines are followed to ensure the safety of those attending and using the learning spaces are adhered to. We will then support the applicable community facilities with provision of desk, screen and sanitisation unit and also promote the facility as having the learning space available.

To register your interest in this project please Postal Returns can be sent to

Fiona Crotty, A/AO Community and Economic Development

Tipperary County Council, Ballingarrane House, Cahir Road, Clonmel, Co Tipperary E91E183

Email returns of Expression of Interest to fiona.crotty@tipperarycoco.ie

or  complete the form at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/communitylearningspaces

For more information contact Fiona Crotty on fiona.crotty@tipperarycoco.ie or 0761 06 6223.


Help Line:

A COVID-19 support line is available for older people and is managed by ALONE,  a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am - 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.

Wedding Bells:

Congratulations to Mairead Cahalan and Graham Neary who were married in The Church of the Holy Redeemer, Redwood on Saturday 10th of October.  Mairead is daughter of Patrick and Kathleen Cahalan, Lordspark.  Best wishes to Mairead and Graham as they settle into their married lives together in Sallins Co Kildare.
Congratulations is also extended to Shane Brophy and Grace Fogarty who were married in St. James Church, Killea on Thursday 15th October. Shane is son of John and Marie, Lisballyard, Rathcabbin. Best wishes to Shane and Grace as they settle into married life in Nenagh.

Help Line:

The Irish Hospice Foundation national bereavement helpline, Free phone - 1800 807077 – Mon-Fri, 10am-1pm, Support Line, in partnership with HSE, provides comfort and support in these exceptional times.

Re-Use Month:

Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns committee wish to inform the community that October is Ireland’s National Reuse month. We should learn to value our stuff by using and reusing it for as long and as often as possible. Avoid waste so take a look around you and see how much you can reuse this month.

Hard Luck:

Commiserations to Celine Guinan and the Tipperary U16A camogie team who lost their first round opening All Ireland championship game to Galway on Sunday last on a score line of Galway 3.12 Tipperary 3.10.

Road Works Continue:

Temporary Road Closure R489 road from Portumna to Birr with works at The Pike, Rathcabbin and Ballincor, Lorrha, continues until  19.00hrs Friday 30th October to facilitate urgent works in the area.
The road remains closed from 07:00hrs - 19:00hrs Monday to Friday weekly.
Traffic travelling from Portumna will proceed along N65 southbound from the R489 Junction at The Ferry to Derrinvohil and R438 northbound to Walshpark. Traffic travelling from Walshpark will proceed along R438 southbound to Derrinvohil and the N65 northbound to The Ferry. Localised diversions will be in place for the duration of the closure.

Birthday Wishes:

Nancy Stewart form Clonard, Co Meath celebrated her 107th birthday on Friday16th of October. At the request of her granddaughter Louise, priests in every parish were asked to pray for Nancy to mark such a wonderful occasion. Although Nancy is in lockdown since March, she is in good health & good spirits and continues to keep her strong faith in God, who has helped her though many tough times. For anyone wishing to hear more about Nancy or contact her, please see http://www.facebook.com/livingandlaughingwithlou. Happy birthday Nancy.

GAA Notes:

Lotto:  There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €10,350. The numbers drawn on 19 October were: 6-18-27-32. No Match 3. Lucky Dips: Dermot & Noreen, Ann & John Nevin, Liam Reddish, Oliver Feighery. Promoters: Joe Cleary, Mulrooney's Gala, Internet. Next Monday's draw will be for a jackpot €10,500 with a Match 3 pot of €140 with Team 2 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support. You can play online at clubforce.com. Lotto envelopes can be dropped off at the clubhouse, at Mulrooney's Gala or at Kelly's Rathcabbin. If you need Lotto envelopes, contact chairman Joe Dolan (0879673124)

Hard luck: To Celine Guinan and the Tipperary U16 camogie team who lost to Galway in the All-Ireland Under-16 Championship at the weekend.

Lorrha Gear:  The Lorrha jersey, along with a wide-range of Lorrha gear is now available to buy on the O'Neills website. You can check it out by following the link on our social media channels. The blue and white tops and shorts have the making of a great Christmas present.

An Post Giving A Helping Hand.

An Post has announced ‘Community Focus’, an expanded range of post office and postal delivery supports for customers and communities to help everyone stay connected now and into the future.

An Post Community Focus is a range of supports for customers, most particularly for older and vulnerable people who are living alone:

  • Postage to and from Nursing and Care Homes: New from An Post , recognising the increasing restrictions across the country and to bring a little joy, An Post will ensure free delivery of all card and letter mail posted to and from residents of Nursing and Care homes in the State.  By writing FREEPOST where the stamp normally goes, An Post will carry cards and letters without a postage stamp.
  • Check-In:  An Post delivery staff will continue to check in regularly with ‘seniors’ along their routes.  Family members of older or vulnerable customers can register for the free check-in service by completing the postal address and eircode of the customer at anpost.com/CommunityFocus.  These details will be relayed directly through An Post’s digital network to the customer’s local postperson who will call to the address at the earliest opportunity.
    Should any customer have a specific need for groceries, prescription etc, the postperson will link them up with ALONE, the national charity ensuring personal support to older and vulnerable people,  lined to the wider Local Authority Community Response Forum.
  • Postage Pick-Up for Older/Vulnerable customers:  If older or vulnerable customers are unable to get out to buy stamps for cards or letters, their postman or postwoman will pick up their mail from their home and An Post will cover the postage for them.
  • Newspaper Delivery:  An Post will provide same-day delivery of newspapers for older and vulnerable customers Monday to Friday.  Customers can find out more at anpost.com/CommunityFocus or newsdelivery.ie
  • Temporary Agent for Post Office Social Welfare Collection: Customers can nominate a Temporary Agent to collect their social welfare payments (eg Pension) at the Post Office.  Forms  are available at all post offices and anpost.com/Communityfocus.    In addition to clear signage and social distancing measures, Post Offices have also designated 9am – 11am on Fridays as the dedicated period for seniors or vulnerable customers to collect social welfare payments and do other business.
  • Discounted Parcel postage for SMEs-  Full details at anpost.com

“An Post delivery staff and Postmasters across the country are pleased to play their part in helping to keep everyone safe and connected through the winter.   And we ask that people of all ages join in by doing their bit for communities across Ireland. We’ll get through the winter months together by looking after each other and sending the love” said Dublin Postman, Vincent Frawley who delivers in the Stillorgan area.

                                                                            Stay Safe Everyone

 

 


Lorrha Notes

Glanbia plc, have announces that, in line with its relationship agreement with Glanbia Co-operative Society Limited, it is appointing Independent Non-Executive Director, Donard Gaynor, as Chairman in place of Martin Keane with effect from 8th October 2020. Martin will remain on the Board of the Company until his normal retirement at the 2021 AGM.

Donard Gaynor has been a director of Glanbia plc since March 2013 and is Chairperson of the Remuneration Committee and a member of both the Audit Committee and Nomination and Governance Committee as well as Board Director with responsibility for workforce engagement. Donard retired in December 2012 as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development of Beam, Inc., the premium spirits company previously listed on the New York Stock Exchange, based in Chicago, Illinois. A Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, he joined Beam Inc. in 2003 as Senior Vice President and Managing Director – International. Prior to this, he served in a variety of senior executive leadership roles with The Seagram Spirits & Wine Group in New York and was also Audit Client Services Partner with the New York office of PricewaterhouseCoopers. In November 2016, Donard was appointed Chairman of Hazelwood Demesne Limited ‘The Lough Gill Distillery’ Company.

Given his Board tenure, it is intended that Donard will be Chairman of the Company until no later than the 2022 AGM, at which point he will have served on the Board for nine years. The Company will announce a successor to the Chair in advance of that date.  Commenting on this announcement: Mr Gaynor said, “It is a privilege to be appointed Chairman of Glanbia plc.  I look forward to working with the Glanbia team and my Board colleagues on the successful delivery of strategy and value creation for our stakeholders. On behalf of the Board I want to thank Martin for his stewardship of the Group, in particular for his leadership through the current Covid-19 pandemic.”

Mr Keane said, “It has been an honour to serve as Chairman of Glanbia plc, I would like to thank Siobhán Talbot and my Board colleagues for their support during my tenure as Chairman. Since joining the Board Donard has brought experience and energy to Glanbia and in his role as Remuneration Committee Chair, he has led prior engagements with our shareholders. I know he will use those qualities and his experience to make an excellent Chairman. I would like to wish Donard well as he takes up his new role.

Photographs Required.

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

Church News.

With level 3 restrictions in place again due to the second wave of Covid – 19, there will be no Mass celebrations for the next few weeks anyhow. However, The churches (Lorrha & Rathcabbin) will remain open for anyone wishing to pray privately.
Masses remain available remotely live at Borrisokane mass times- 7pm Saturday and 10:30am Sunday- and a recording from Fr Michael from Terryglass. Please check the following links:  www.twitch.tv/borrisokaneparish  /  www.killaloediocese.ie/parish/borrisokane/   www.terryglass/kilbarron https://bit.ly/3bhnxfj  Weekdays Masses on Webcam 10am.Tues, Thurs, Fri. from Borrisokane.
October is the Month of the Rosary.  Please continue to recite the rosary when possible, asking Mary our Mother to pray for us and keep us safe during this trying time.

Sympathy

Sympathy is extended to John O’Brien, Killeen on the sudden death of his sister Kathleen, Clontarf, Dublin which occurred on Monday 5th October.
Predeceased by her parents Paddy and Annie, brother Paddy and sister Elizabeth. Kathleen will be sadly missed by her loving family; brother John and sisters Mary (Davis), Anne (Smyth) and Jo ( Sherry), brothers in law Mike and Larry, sister in law Collette, nephews, nieces, relatives and her wonderful circle of friends. After a private family funeral Mass in St. Brendan’s Church Birr, burial took place in Clonoghill Cemetery, Birr. May she rest in peace.

Gardai  Re-Introduces Operation Fanacht.

Following the Government’s decision to move the country to Level 3 of the National Framework for Living with COVID-19, An Garda Síochána  re-commenced Operation Fanacht as a nationwide policing operation focused on supporting public compliance with public health measures. Under Level 3, people are being encouraged not to travel out of their county unless for essential reasons. Gardai are encouraging people to adhere to national public health measures.

Help Line:

A COVID-19 support line is available for older people and is managed by ALONE,  a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am - 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.

Scam Email:

An Garda Síochána wish to alert the public to a "phishing" scam whereby persons are being contacted by an email claiming to be from the Department of Justice and Equality, but will use the words "Ireland Justice Department" and will come from the email address "jury@justice.ie". The email is asking people to register for jury service by clicking on the link, "justice.ie".

When a person clickes on the link, it redirects them to a cloned website, where a person’s name, date of birth and PPS number is sought. Gardai are advising the public not to respond to unsolicited emails or click on any links contained within them. Do not give away any personal data and report the matter to the Gardai. They are reminding people also that you will never be asked to register for jury service by email but people are contacted by the County Registrar. More information is available from Courts Services via the following link https://www.courts.ie/jury-service
Information on Crime Prevention can be found via the following link https://www.garda.ie/en/Crime-Prevention/

Free Repair and Reuse Directory for Tipperary.

Tipperary County Council are preparing a directory entitled Repair and Reuse. Anyone wishing to be included can do so for free and this directory will be available to everyone for free when complete. This will be a great asset for everyone for free. If you are involved in any of the following services please email: annmarie.clifford@tipperarycoco.ie 

Bicycle repairs and servicing, clothes alterations, computer and mobile phones repairs, domestic appliances repairs, gutters and roof repairs, furniture repair and upholstery, heating and pluming repairs, lawnmowers and garden machinery repairs, leather and shoe repairs, old photos restoration and cassette tape to CD transfer, restoration of old windows, watches and jewellery repairs, window and door repairs, second hand shops and finally charity shops. Another web page to visit is www.repairmystuff which has a directory of people who carry out repairs and business.

Help Line:

The Irish Hospice Foundation national bereavement helpline, Free phone - 1800 807077 – Mon-Fri, 10am-1pm, Support Line, in partnership with HSE, provides comfort and support in these exceptional times.

Closing Date for Grants:

Ifac is reminding Tipperary farmers that the closing date for Tranche 19 of TAMS is now the 30th October and the last TAMS II tranche closes on 31st December 2020. Farmers who won’t have an application ready for the 31st October only have three months before this last tranche closes. The grants available under TAMS II are 40% of €80,000 and this increases to 60% if an applicant is a Young Trained Farmer. Registered farm partnerships also allow for a “double” ceiling of a grant that can be claimed on a total spend of up to €160,000. The Low Emissions Slurry Equipment scheme is another grant that is often forgotten about. These grants are available for certain slurry spreading equipment and are for 40% of €40,000, and this increases to 60% if an applicant is a Young Trained Farmer (must apply through YFCIS). Registered farm partnerships are allowed an extra ceiling with a total spend of up to €60,000. The last tranche closes on 31st December 2020. While a farmer won’t miss out being able to apply for TAMS II, if they apply in the wrong tranche it could delay their investments/the timescale for their investment proposals.

Re-Use Month:

Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns committee wish to inform the community that October is Ireland’s National Reuse month. We should learn to value our stuff by using and reusing it for as long and as often as possible. Avoid waste so take a look around you and see how much you can reuse this month.

 Webinar for PPN members:

Tipperary PPN will host a webinar on the preparation of the new Tipperary County Development Plan

Date: Tuesday 20th October 2020. Time: 7.00pm – 8.00pm. Presenter on the night:

Nuala O’Connell, Senior Executive Planner, Tipperary County Council.

The webinar will explain the following:  Process of preparing the County Development Plan, the role of the Plan, key issues to be addressed,  how you can get involved,  Q & A session.

In advance of the webinar, you are invited to review the dedicated County Development Plan website, and in particular the Issues Paper, click here: https://www.tipperarycoco.ie/stage-1-pre-draft-tipperary-county-development-plan-2022-2028.

 

There will be some time for questions and answers following the presentation on the night but if you have any specific questions already in relation to the County Development Plan, please submit them when registering for the webinar.

To register for this webinar:   email info@ppntipperary.ie with “County Development Plan Webinar” in the subject box.  Please give your name or the person attending the webinars name and your PPN member name (community group you are involved with)  Limited spaces available and registration required before 2pm Monday the 19th October.

GAA Notes:

Lotto:

The jackpot is at €10'350 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at clubforce.com.

Congratulations:

Well done to all of our players who have made Tipperary panels for the coming season, including Kevin Cahalan (Minor footballers), Clodagh McIntyre, Celine Guinan (Camogie) and of course Brian Hogan and Bonner Maher.

Sympathies:

Sympathies to John O'Brien, Killeen on the death of his sister Kathleen. May she Rest In Peace.

Tipperary GAA draw:

Congrats to Kathleen Gleeson who won €200 in the Tipperary GAA draw at the weekend. Fingers crossed for some more Lorrha winners throughout the course of the year.


Lorrha Notes

2021 Parish Calendar.

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

Bluebell Planting:

Planting will continue on Sunday 11th October from 3 to 5pm (weather permitting) and will continue at this time on Sunday afternoons until all the bulbs are planted. It is envisaged that this will be a community project, involving as many people as possible and highlighting something practical we can do to protect wildlife and the natural environment. So do come along for a few minutes on one of the coming Sunday afternoons to plant a few bulbs. Bring the children, be part of the team, make a difference.

Church News.

Mass Times:  Monday Mornings at 9.30am in Lorrha Church (except Bank Holidays). Every Saturday evening at 6.30pm in Lorrha Church.  Every Sunday morning at 11.30am in Rathcabbin Church, Borrisokane: 7.00pm Saturdays and  10.30am Sundays, Terryglass:           9.30am Sundays, Kilbarron: 8pm Saturdays, all for the foreseeable future.
Masses remain available remotely live at Borrisokane mass times and a recording from Fr Michael. Please check the following links:  www.twitch.tv/borrisokaneparish, www.killaloediocese.ie/parish/borrisokane/ and www.terryglass/kilbarron https://bit.ly/3bhnxfj.
The Rosary will be recited before both masses each weekend to ask for Our Lady’s protection during this pandemic and to end the spread of this awful virus which has affected our lives immeasurably.

October Mission Month 2020

 Please follow the link below to a video for Mission Month, courtesy of Fr Tom O’Halloran. https://vimeo.com/458335093. The theme this year is “Together we are Mission, together we can do better”
Killaloe Diocese together with the Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles invites you to join them online on the 7th October at 7pm for a Mission themed prayer meeting.  Register at http://bit.ly/killaloe (spaces are limited so book early).  Live stream at facebook.com/OLAsisters.

Camogie Update:

Commiserations to our Junior Ladies and Management that lost out to Templemore by 2 points in our camogie county final last Saturday. A huge amount of work went into this campaign and a special word of thanks to Ken Hogan and Aiden McIntyre for their commitment. The work rate of the girls was second to none for the past few months and in each match they provided great entertainment with excellent scores, frees, saves and defensive play. We wish Clodagh McIntyre the best of luck with the Tipperary team in the championship.

U14
Our U14s have  3 more games in their league and continue to hurl with great pride and work rate against teams that are older them, great prospects for next year!

U12
Well done to our U12s who recently beat Clonoulty in their county shield final in Ballycahill. An impressive performance from all the girls.

Help Line:

A COVID-19 support line is available for older people and is managed by ALONE,  a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am - 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.

GAA News.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €10,050. The numbers drawn on 5 October were: 8-12-18-29. 2 Match 3's: Bernie Naylor and Theresa Harding share €120. Promoters: Eamonn Maher, John McLeish, Thomas P Cahalan.
Next Monday's draw will be for a jackpot of €10,200 with a Match 3 pot of €100. Team 8 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Camogie: The Lorrha junior B camogie team suffered an agonising two point defeat to Templemore in the county final last weekend. Hard luck to the girls who have shown tremendous heart to keep on bouncing back. Their day will come. Thanks to all connected with the team for their efforts during the year.

Lotto: The jackpot is at €10,200 with a Match 3 pot of €120. You can play online at clubforce.com.

Hogan Cup: The Lorrha seniors were to take on Borris-Ileigh in the Hogan Cup this Friday under lights in Borrisoleigh but now that all club fixture are off, this will probably be played when the Covid  restrictions are lifted.

Junior B football: The lads fell at the first hurdle to Shannon Rovers, losing out on a scoreline of 3-7 to 2-7, which brings their football campaign to an end.

Blood donation: Takes place in Moatfield, Lorrha GAA Club between 3:00pm – 5.00 pm & 7:00pm – 9pm on Tues 13 Oct. Appointment only, regular and new Donors please phone 1850 731 137 for appointment.


Lorrha Notes

September Sunset.

2021 Parish Calendar.

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

Church News.

Mass Times:  Monday Mornings at 9.30am in Lorrha Church (except Bank Holidays). Every Saturday evening at 6.30pm in Lorrha Church.  Every Sunday morning at 11.30am in Rathcabbin Church, Borrisokane: 7.00pm Saturdays and  10.30am Sundays, Terryglass:           9.30am Sundays, Kilbarron: 8pm Saturdays, all for the foreseeable future.
Masses remain available remotely live at Borrisokane mass times and a recording from Fr Michael. Please check the following links:  www.twitch.tv/borrisokaneparish, www.killaloediocese.ie/parish/borrisokane/ and www.terryglass/kilbarron https://bit.ly/3bhnxfj.
The Rosary will be recited before both masses each weekend to ask for Our Lady’s protection during this pandemic and to end the spread of this awful virus which has affected our lives immeasurably.

First Friday.

Mass for First Friday will be celebrated on Friday next the 2nd October in St. Ruadhan’s Church, Lorrha at 8pm.

Evangelising Irish Culture Today.

 A missionary initiative for the month of October, hosted by ‘The Hook of Faith’ are holding a zoom conferences on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout October, starting at 8pm.  Please see posters in  church for more info or contact thehookoffait@gmial.com.

October Mission Month 2020

 Please follow the link below to a video for Mission Month, courtesy of Fr Tom O’Halloran. https://vimeo.com/458335093. The theme this year is “Together we are Mission, together we can do better”

Lorrha Connections.

We have all become accustomed to the softly spoken voice of Dr. Ronan Glynn, Assistant Chief Medical Officer and Head of the Health Protection Unit for the Department of Health, whether it be on TV or radio, as he advises us on all matters Covid- 19. But did you know that Dr. Ronan has Lorrha and Aglish relatives?  His mother Mary was born in Clogheigh, Aglish. His aunt is Kathleen McCormack of Abbeyville, Lorrha  and he is nephew to Eamon Fitzpatrick. It’s a tough job that Dr. Ronan and the team are doing but we wish them all continued success in their efforts to keep the people of Ireland safe at this difficult time.

Planting Continues.

Members of the Parish Pastoral Council, Lorrha Development Association and the Environment Group which was formed last year have come together to plant bluebells-  a great source of nectar for bees, under the deciduous trees in the grounds of Lorrha church. Planting continues on Saturday evenings, weather permitting, between 6pm and 6.20pm and also on Sunday afternoons, between 3pm and 5pm. These sessions will continue until all the bulbs are planted. Come along whenever it suits and do your bit to care for our common home. Bring your own pair of gardening or plastic gloves because we’ll all be using the same long handled bulb planters. See you there.

Well Done.

Congratulations to the Lorrha junior ‘B’ camogie girls and management who are through to the county final after their comprehensive victory over Moycarkey Borris in the county semi-final on Sunday last. Final score Lorrha 2-20 Moycarkey Borris 2-5.  Well done girls. Lorrha will play Templemore in the final on Saturday coming October 3rd at 2.30 in the county camogie pitch at the Ragg and we wish them well.

Positive Ageing Week.

Positive Ageing Week 2020 will take place from 28th September to 2nd of October. This year, as never before, it is even more critical that we engage with and support our older adults in providing information to support us as we positively age in Ireland. This project is a partnership project, funded by Healthy Ireland the partners include the Local Authority, the Older Peoples Councils and staff from HSE Older People Services and Health Promotion including North Tipperary.  Collectively they have put together a fantastic showcase and content to compliment the Age Action Theme for Positive Ageing Week 2020 “to celebrate the older person in our lives and the contribution they make to our families and our communities.” They have provided content across 3 themes; Health and Wellbeing, Information Session, Culture and Diversity. To get involved follow this link:  https://www.tipperarycoco.ie/community-and-economic-development/positive-ageing-week-2020. The event will be broadcast through zoom and after the 6th of October all content will be available on www.tipperarycoco.ie so if you miss a session or want to watch it back the content will be available for you to view again.

GAA Notes

Lotto Jackpot.

There was no winner of this week’s Lotto Jackpot €9900.  Numbers drawn were 1 - 9 - 21 - 24

No Match 3s, 4 lucky dips: Seamus O'Meara, Denis Slevin, E & R Moore, Katie Mannion. Promoters: Kelly's, Martina Duffy, John McLeish.  Next Monday's jackpot is €10'050 with €120 Match 3 pot.

Camogie: Well done to the Junior B Camogie team who booked their place in the county final by defeating Moycarkey Borris by 2-20 to 2-5 in The Ragg last Sunday. The team will take on Templemore in the final this weekend. Keep an eye on our social media for fixture details. Congrats also to the U12 camogie team who defeated Clonoulty Rossmore to win the county shield on what was a great weekend for the camogie club.

Lotto: The jackpot is at €10'050 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at clubforce.com.

Hogan Cup: The Lorrha seniors take on Borris-Ileigh in the Hogan Cup this weekend. Fixture TBC.

U21 football: Hard luck to the Lorrha Rovers minor footballers who lost out by 1-15 to 2-7 to Moneygall Clonakenny on Sunday, a loss which ends their interest in the championship.

U16 football: Lorrha to take on Toomevara in Toome on Oct 4 at 5.00.

U14 football: Lorrha to take on Shannon Rovers in Ballinderry on weekend Oct 10/11. Fixture TBC.

Well done: Congrats to our fellow North divisional team Kiladangan on their county championship success.


Lorrha Notes

Back to the rain after a lovely spell of the sunshine.

2021 Parish Calendar.

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

Church News.

Mass Times:  Monday Mornings at 9.30am in Lorrha Church (except Bank Holidays). Every Saturday evening at 6.30pm in Lorrha Church.  Every Sunday morning at 11.30am in Rathcabbin Church, Borrisokane: 7.00pm Saturdays and  10.30am Sundays, Terryglass:           9.30am Sundays, Kilbarron: 8pm Saturdays, all for the foreseeable future.
Masses remain available remotely live at Borrisokane mass times and a recording from Fr Michael. Please check the following links:  www.twitch.tv/borrisokaneparish, www.killaloediocese.ie/parish/borrisokane/ and www.terryglass/kilbarron https://bit.ly/3bhnxfj.
The Rosary will be recited before both masses each weekend to ask for Our Lady’s protection during this pandemic and to end the spread of this awful virus which has affected our lives immeasurably.

Evangelising Irish Culture Today.

 A missionary initiative for the month of October, hosted by ‘The Hook of Faith’ are holding a zoom conferences on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout October, starting at 8pm.  Please see posters in  church for more info or contact thehookoffait@gmial.com.

October Mission Month 2020

Please follow the link below to a video for Mission Month, courtesy of Fr Tom O’Halloran. https://vimeo.com/458335093. The theme this year is “Together we are Mission, together we can do better”

Congratulations.

Congratulations and many good wishes to all the children in the parish who received their First Holy Communion on Saturday last 19th September in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church, Rathcabbin. We hope they had a lovely memorable day with their families and we wish them all the best for the future.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Tony Coen and family Lorrha on the death of his sister Margaret King, Glaway, which occurred on Monday 14th September. After funeral Mass on Wednesday 16th in St. Oliver Plunkett Church, Renmore, burial took place in the New Cemetery, Bohermore. May she rest in peace.

Season of Creation

The Season of Creation is marked throughout the Christian world from 1st Sept to 4th Oct, feast of St. Francis of Assisi. It is a time to renew our relationship with our Creator and all creation through repenting, repairing and rejoicing. To mark this special time, members of the Parish Pastoral Council, Lorrha Development Association and the Environment Group which was formed last year are joining forces to do something practical to protect our natural environment. The plan is to plant bluebells, a great source of nectar for bees, under the deciduous trees in the grounds of Lorrha church. We plan to have a number of planting sessions over the coming weeks to give as many people as possible a chance to be involved. Planting will take place on Saturday evenings, starting on Sat 26th Sept between 6pm and 6.20pm and also on Sunday afternoons, starting on Sunday 27th between 3pm and 5pm. These sessions will continue until all the bulbs are planted. Come along whenever it suits and do your bit to care for our common home. Bring your own pair of gardening or plastic gloves because we’ll all be using the same long handled bulb planters. See you there.

Leaving Cert Students:

Many congratulations to all the Leaving Cert Students of 2020 from the parish who received their results recently. We hope you achieved your goal and wish you the best of luck in the future.

Best of Luck.

The best of luck to the Lorrha junior ‘B’ camogie girls and management who take on Moycarkey Borris in the county semi-final on Sunday coming the 27th September at 12 noon in the county pitch at the Ragg.

Hard Luck:

Commiserations to the Lorrha senior hurlers and management on going down by five points to Mullinahone in the final of the Seamus O’Riain cup on Saturday last. Final score Lorrha 2.19 (25) Mullinahone 4.18 (30). The lads fought to the end with the goals coming from Cian Hogan and the points from Colm Fogarty, Eoin McIntyre (Captain), Chris Fogarty, Daniel O’Donoghue, Alan O’Meara and Cian Hogan. This is a young team that without doubt will be back.

A Helping Hand.

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

Well Done.

Congratulations is extended to the Kildangan senior hurling team who made history on Sunday last to win their first Tipperary senior title when they beat Loughmore Castleiney by two points. Final score Kildangan 1.28 (31), Loughmore Castleiney 3. 20 (29)..

GAA News.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €9,750. The numbers drawn on 21 September were: 8-13-19-21.  2 Match 3's: Maureen Guinan and D&K Mannion share €100. Promoters: Margaret Gleeson, Eamonn Maher, Mulrooney's Gala. Next Monday's draw will be for a jackpot of €9,900 with €100 Match 3 pot. Team 6 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Senior Hurling: Hard luck to the team who lost to Mullinahone in the Seamus O Riain Cup final last weekend. There are lots of positives to take from the year and we hope the lads can build on this in the seasons ahead. Thanks to management and to all connected with the team for their efforts during the year.

Lorrha will be back in action in the North Hogan Cup on 3-4 October when they take on Borris-Ileigh.

Junior Football: Lorrha will play Shannon Rovers in the quarter final of the North Junior ‘B’ Football Championship.

Camogie: Best of luck to the Junior B Camogie team who take on Moycarkey/Borris at 12.00 in The Ragg on Sunday in the County semi-final.

Tipperary GAA Draw: Thanks to all who supported the draw this year. Unfortunately, we had no winners this week but there's a long way to go.


Lorrha Notes

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

2021 Parish Calendar.

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

New Arrivals.

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

Church News.

Mass Times:  Monday Mornings at 9.30am in Lorrha Church (except Bank Holidays). Every Saturday evening at 6.30pm in Lorrha Church.  Every Sunday morning at 11.30am in Rathcabbin Church, Borrisokane: 7.00pm Saturdays and  10.30am Sundays, Terryglass:           9.30am Sundays, Kilbarron: 8pm Saturdays, all for the foreseeable future.
Masses remain available remotely live at Borrisokane mass times and a recording from Fr Michael. Please check the following links:  www.twitch.tv/borrisokaneparish, www.killaloediocese.ie/parish/borrisokane/ and www.terryglass/kilbarron https://bit.ly/3bhnxfj.
The Rosary will be recited before both masses each weekend to ask for Our Lady’s protection during this pandemic and to end the spread of this awful virus which has affected our lives immeasurably.

Sympathy.

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

Well Done.

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

Best of Luck.

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

Hard Luck:

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

A Helping Hand.

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

GAA News:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Lorrha Notes

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

 

Its Good To Be Back:

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

2021 Parish Calendar.

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

Church News.

Mass Times:  Monday Mornings at 9.30am in Lorrha Church (except Bank Holidays). Every Saturday evening at 6.30pm in Lorrha Church.  Every Sunday morning at 11.30am in Rathcabbin Church, Borrisokane: 7.00pm Saturdays and  10.30am Sundays, Terryglass:           9.30am Sundays, Kilbarron: 8pm Saturdays, all for the foreseeable future.
Masses remain available remotely live at Borrisokane mass times and a recording from Fr Michael. Please check the following links:  www.twitch.tv/borrisokaneparish, www.killaloediocese.ie/parish/borrisokane/ and www.terryglass/kilbarron https://bit.ly/3bhnxfj.
The Rosary will be recited before both masses each weekend to ask for Our Lady’s protection during this pandemic and to end the spread of this awful virus which has affected our lives immeasurably.

National Grandparents Pilgrimage.

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

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

Lorrha Club Finds Winning Formula.

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

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

Don’t Forget.

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

Stay Safe and Take Care:

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

GAA Notes:

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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


Lorrha Notes

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

 

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

Don’t Forget.

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

Ploughing Raffle.

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

Church News.

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

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

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

Exams Cancelled.

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

Second Week.

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

Clocks Go Forward.

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

GAA Notes:

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

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

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


Lorrha Notes

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

A Helping Hand.

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

Ploughing Championships.

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

Church News.

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

Schools Closed.

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

Fundraiser.

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

Gardai Warning

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

Restricted.

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

GAA Notes.

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

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

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

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

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

Best wishes to all readers.

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

 


Lorrha Notes

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

Ploughing Championships.

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

Late John Fallon.

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

Sympathy.

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

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

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

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

Mount St Joseph’s Abbey.

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

Imagining the Church of the Future.

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

Fundraiser.

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

Lorrha Camogie.

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

Rathcabbin Hall Notes: 

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

Cancelled.

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

Portumna Social Day Centre

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

Bridge Classes:

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

GAA Notes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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