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Local News

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

Lorrha Notes

Sakie O’Brien, Rathcabbin is pictured here planting two rare English plum trees which he donated himself, in the Sensory Garden in Rathcabbin. Sackie who is 82 years old, put his all Ireland loy digging skills to good use recently and also did a good deed for his village.
This community space, funded by locals and North Tipp LEADER programme is a favourite play space for the children of the area and for grown up’s to sit awhile to enjoy the beautiful landscaped garden maintained entirely by the community spirited volunteers.
Rathcabbin Development Association thank Sakie for his kind gift and his interest in the garden.

Lorrha Cemetery AGM

The Lorrha Cemetery committee are holding their AGM on Wednesday night April 18th in Lorrha Community Hall at 8.30pm. All are welcome.

Church News.

Eucharistic Adoration National Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will take place on Sunday, April 29th. For further information please contact Betty Houlihan at (087) 6667374.

Rag Golf Society

Our next outing is 11.30am. April 21st Nenagh golf club. Our new Captain Nelius O’Meara  extends an invite and welcome to anybody who wishes to join. This society has been on the road for the past 30 years and is still going strong but we would love to see new members. If interested please call 086 8109099.

Hard Luck.

Hard luck to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary Minor camogie team who lost their bid to progress to an All Ireland Final against a very strong Galway girls on Saturday last. Galway play Cork in the final later in the month which should make for an interesting clash. Well done to the management of St. Rynagh’s pitch which was in excellent condition.

Lorrha Camogie:

A huge thank you to all those who so generously supported our Church Gate Collection this weekend, a total of €550 was raised which will go towards the running of the club throughout the year.

Hard luck to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary Minor Team who lost out to a stronger Galway side in the All-Ireland Semi-Final last weekend in Banagher on a scoreline of 4-9 to 1-10. Many thanks to all those who came along, wonderful to see so much local support for the girls on the day.

Our Junior Team are out against Silvermines in their third group match of the League in Dolla next weekend Sunday 22nd Apr at 12 o’ clock. All support greatly appreciated.

Membership for all players must be paid ahead of next weekend's match: Adults €90 inc gym, €60 without gym, €40 for students, membership can be paid to Chairperson Bernie Cleary.

Training Continues

The countdown is on and the training continues for  our two parish people, Elaine (Hough) Hogan and Trevor Hogan and the Tipperary Badminton team in preparation for the All Ireland Badminton final in the ‘G’ grade. The final takes place in Dublin on the 28th of this month. A very big occasion for Elaine and Trevor and their team mates who are hoping to take the title of All Ireland Champions for the first time in this grade.

De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the new collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and mats including bath toilet and shower mats soiled or wet clothing but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village. Many thanks for your continued support.

Teenage Camp

Free Teenage Camp July 2nd to 12th inclusive for teens aged 13 to 15 at Birr Rugby Club. Activities to include bowling, team games, drama and sporting activities. Camp runs Monday to Friday 1.45 to 4pm. For further details and application form text your e mail address to Marie Brady 087 4154983 or contact by phone.

GAA News:

Senior: Lorrha will play Moycarkey/Borris in the first round of the Seamus O Riain Cup on Sunday 15th April but in a new venue of Roscrea, now at 6.00pm. Your support would be accreciated. The North Championship first round game against Kilruane MacDonaghs will be played on Saturday 21st April in Borrisokane at 6.30pm

Junior Hurling: The junior hurlers recorded a good 2-18 to 1-11 win over Kiladangan in round two of the league in Puckane last Friday evening. This Friday, they play Ballinahinch in Shallee at 6.30pm, where a positive result would see us into the semi-finals.

Minor Hurling: Lorrha Rovers Gaels start their Minor 'A' Hurling campaign this Thursday 12th April against Ballina in Nenagh at 6.30pm.

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers Gaels were away to Inane Rovers in Roscrea on Monday last and were defeated 1-11 to 1-4. On Tuesday 17th April, they host Ballina in a rearranged round 1 game in Moatfield at 6.45pm

Under 14: Lorrha were due to play Newport this Wednesday but have been postponed because of Newport competing in Feile. It has been rearranged for Saturday 28thApril. With Lorrha having a bye next week, their next game isn't until Wednesday 25thApril.

Under 12: The 'D' team conceded their game to Newport last Friday. Lorrha 'B' are away to Burgess on Friday 13th April in Kilcolman at 7.00pm.

Coach Education: A coaching session with a trained coach will take place for the under 12's on Tuesday 17th April, for those doing the Level 1 coaching course. Anyone else is welcome to attend on the evening to observe. For more information, contact juvenile chairman Tommy Kennedy 0879191689

Tipperary: Hard luck to Patrick Maher, Brian Hogan, Eoin McIntyre, selector John Madden and the Tipperary senior hurling team in the National League final against Kilkenny.

Lotto & Tipp Draw Meeting: A meeting of all lotto promoters and draw workers, and Tipperary Clubs Draw promoters will take place in the Clubhouse on Wednesday 18thApril at 8.30pm. Anyone who wishes to get involved in either capacity are welcome to attend also.

Lotto: Congratulations to Mary O'Meara, Redwood, who won the lotto jackpot of €4,800 last week. The lucky numbers were: 8 – 18 – 20 -28. Pat Hough was the winning promoter.

The jackpot reverts to €3,000 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday night to the music of Catriona O'Sullivan. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Dog Fouling: Dogs are not to be walked or let loose on our club grounds under any circumstances. Recent instances of dog fouling are a potential health hazard for players who train and play on these pitches.

Sympathy: Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the Brennan family, Borrisokane, on the death of Malachy Brennan. May he rest in peace.


Lorrha Notes

 

Congratulations is extended to Catherine Burke, Rathcabbin who graduated recently from the Garda Training College in Templemore. Catherine, (on right) is pictured here with her mother Kathleen and her sister Sgt. Edel Curtin after the graduation ceremony.  Catherine has taken up duty in Roxboro Garda Station in Limerick, while her sister Edel is based in Scarriff, Co. Clare. We wish both sisters well for the future.

Time to celebrate !! Catherine with members of her family after the graduation ceremony.

Alan Flynn (Tipperary) takes a heavy challenge from Conor Martin (Kilkenny) with Pardaic Maher (Tipperary) and Walter Walsh (Kilkenny) supporting respectively during the NHL in Sunday last

Sad but true.  Tipp were out-hurled to their fiercest rivals Kilkenny by 2.23 to 2.17 in Nowlan Park on Sunday last.  Fans knew full well the enormity of the task facing their side, there was though, great expectancy and optimism but it sadly wasn’t to be once again. The wheels came off the Tipperary challenge  wagon almost immediately after resumption of the second half when Walter Walsh raced through and blasted a goal within seconds of the restart.  

Leading by 1-10 to 0-11 at the break with the decisive score coming from a Jason Forde goal in the 24th minute TJ Reid was the standout player of the half as he contributed all bar two of Kilkenny's scores while Jason Forde was also unerring  for Tipp with 1-6 to his name. Tipp led by a mere two points at the break despite having the wind on their backs throughout the opening half.

Sub Luke Scanlan found the Tipp net for the second time in the 28th minute, but the game was well over as a contest at that stage.  TJ Reid struck point after point as Tipp watched the game slip further and further away from them  and though Jason Forde had a goal from a Tipp free in the 30th minute, it served only as a consolation.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement.

Our Annual General Meeting took place on March 28th last. Everyone was welcomed by chairman Eamon Mannion. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and adopted and there were no matters arising. Reports from chairman, secretary and treasurer were shared and discussed. Election of officers for the coming year then took place. Chairperson: Sheila Dillon. Vice Chairperson: Eamon Mannion. Secretary: Nancy White. Assistant secretary and PRO: Betty Houlihan. Treasurer: Theresa Donoghue. Assistant treasurer: Nora O’Hara. Committee members: Gay Needham and Marie O’Meara. Eamon Mannion was thanked for his dedication as chairman for the last three years. Prayers were said for those who had died on the past year. All our members who are ill were especially remembered. Activities for the year will be discussed at our next meeting. On Wednesday April 5th our members had a most enjoyable meal in the Thatch in Ballycommon followed by music by Pat Conlon and Tadgh Slevin and everyone went home happy.

Communal Choirshare.

An evening of song with Coole Voices Gort and Omna Singers will take place on Sunday April 15th at 8.15pm (Rescheduled from December cancellation) in Portumna Town Hall. Tickets at door €5. Pre – sold tickets will be honoured.

Church News.

Eucharistic Adoration National Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will take place on Sunday, April 29th. For further information please contact Betty Houlihan at (087) 6667374.

Sympathy. 

Sympathy is extended to the Barry families and extended relatives on the death of Elma, Carrigahorig, Lorrha  which occurred on Saturday April 7th.  after a short illness. Predeceased by her husband Denis, her parents Johnny and Peg. Very deeply regretted by her son John, daughters Denise and Helen, her adored grandchildren Ciara, Emma, Denis and Jack, daughter-in-law Marion, son-in-law Anthony, aunts, uncles, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, relatives, neighbours and many friends. After Funeral Mass on Tuesday 10th in the Church of the Immaculate Conception Terryglass burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.
Sympathy is also extended to the Flynn family, Carrigahorig and the extended Brennan families Borrisokane and Nenagh and extended relatives of Malachy Brennan who died last week. May he rest in peace.

Lorrha Cemetery AGM

The Lorrha Cemetery committee are holding their AGM on Wednesday night April 18th in Lorrha Community Hall at 8.30pm. All are welcome.

Good Luck.

The best of luck is extended to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary Minor camogie team when they take on Galway in the All Ireland Minor camogie semi final on Saturday April 14th.   Good luck Clodagh, your team mates and management on the day.

In Training.

A big event awaits two of our parish sports people when Tipperary Badminton team play in the All Ireland final on Saturday April 28th in Dublin. At present Elaine (Hough) Hogan and Trevor Hogan are in training with the County team for the grade ‘G’ event.  This is a very big occasion for Elaine and Trevor and their team mates as Tipperary Badminton have never won an All-Ireland “G” grade before. We extend the very best of luck to them both and the team, and we hope there will be two All Ireland medals coming back to the parish at the end of the month.

De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the new collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and mats including bath toilet and shower mats soiled or wet clothing but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village. Many thanks for your continued support.

GAA News

Senior: Lorrha will play Moycarkey/Borris in the first round of the Seamus O Riain Cup on Sunday 15th April but in a new venue of Roscrea, now at 6.00pm. Your support would be appreciated.The North Championship first round game against Kilruane MacDonaghs will be played on Saturday 21st April in Borrisokane at 6.30pm

Junior Hurling: The junior hurlers recorded a good 2-18 to 1-11 win over Kiladangan in round two of the league in Puckane last Friday evening. This Friday, they play Ballinahinch in Shallee at 6.30pm, where a positive result would see us into the semi-finals.

Minor Hurling: Lorrha Rovers Gaels start their Minor 'A' Hurling campaign this Thursday 12th April against Ballina in Nenagh at 6.30pm.

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers Gaels were away to Inane Rovers in Roscrea on Monday last and were defeated 1-11 to 1-4. On Tuesday 17th April, they host Ballina in a rearranged round 1 game in Moatfield at 6.45pm

Under 14: Lorrha were due to play Newport this Wednesday but have been postponed because of Newport competing in Feile. It has been rearranged for Saturday 28thApril. With Lorrha having a bye next week, their next game isn't until Wednesday 25thApril.

Under 12: The 'D' team conceded their game to Newport last Friday. Lorrha 'B' are away to Burgess on Friday 13th April in Kilcolman at 7.00pm.

Coach Education: A coaching session with a trained coach will take place for the under 12's on Tuesday 17th April, for those doing the Level 1 coaching course. Anyone else is welcome to attend on the evening to observe. For more information, contact juvenile chairman Tommy Kennedy 0879191689

Tipperary: Hard luck to Patrick Maher, Brian Hogan, Eoin McIntyre, selector John Madden and the Tipperary senior hurling team in the National League final against Kilkenny.

Lotto & Tipp Draw Meeting: A meeting of all lotto promoters and draw workers, and Tipperary Clubs Draw promoters will take place in the Clubhouse on Wednesday 18thApril at 8.30pm. Anyone who wishes to get involved in either capacity are welcome to attend also.

Lotto: Congratulations to Mary O'Meara, Redwood, who won the lotto jackpot of €4,800 last week. The lucky numbers were: 8 – 18 – 20 -28. Pat Hough was the winning promoter.

The jackpot reverts to €3,000 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

 

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday night to the music of Catriona O'Sullivan. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Dog Fouling: Dogs are not to be walked or let loose on our club grounds under any circumstances. Recent instances of dog fouling are a potential health hazard for players who train and play on these pitches.

Sympathy: Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the Brennan family, Borrisokane, on the death of Malachy Brennan. May he rest in peace.


Lorrha Notes

North Tipperary Ploughing committee presented prizes to the winners of the recent championships which was held in Nenagh. Front from left: Joe Slattery, Ray Clancy (Chairman), John Slattery, Ethan Harding.
Back: Tom Duffy, Eddie Flynn (Treasurer), Liam Murphy, Laura McKenna (Secretary), James Hough, Tadgh Milne on behalf of his son Ciáran.  

Ploughing Presentation.

North Tipperary ploughing committee presented the winners with their prizes on Saturday night last in The Yanks Borrisokane.  The committee also held their main draw and the sponsors draw. The winners of the main draw was: 1st €300: Elaine Kelly, Nenagh. 2nd: €200: Sam Neill, Carlow. 3rd: €100: John Slattery, Coolbawn. 4th: two one day passes to the National Ploughing Championships: Richard Alexander, Fivealley. 5th: Hamper: Colette Bouchier, Lorrha. 6th: Chocolates: Brian Hehir, Carrig. 7th. Bottle Wine: Deirdre O’Meara, Rathcabbin.
The winners of the sponsors draw was: 1st: John Slattery (Coolbawn), 2nd: John Horan Tyres, Lorrha, 3rd: Younge Oil, Templemore, 4th: John Hastings & Sons Roscrea.
Chairman Ray Clancy thanked everyone who sold and bought tickets and paid a special tribute to the sponsors for their support.

Church News.

Vigil Mass in Redwood Church will be at 8.00p.m. commencing Saturday, 7th April. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament  will resume on Thursday coming,  5th April in Rathcabbin Church  from  10.00am  to  8.00pm. Eucharistic Adoration National Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will take place on Sunday, April 29th.  First Friday Mass on April 6th will be celebrated in Lorrha Church at 8.00p.m with Confessions beforehand.

Little Feet Enrolling.

Little Feet Pre-school, Bredagh, Lorrha is enrolling for September 2018. Call Charlene on (087) 7783347 for further information.

Lorrha N.S. Enrolling.

Lorrha National School are enrolling for September 2018. Enrolment forms can be downloaded from the school website www.lorrhans.ie. You can also call to the school and collect a form, or give us a call on (090) 9747295 and we will pop one in the post to you. Anyone wishing to view the school can call us on the above number to make an appointment that suits or email us on luanaofa@eircom.net. School bus available on various routes.

New Garda.

Many congratulations and  good wishes is extended to Catherine Bourke, Rathcabbin who graduated recently from the Garda Training College in Templemore. Catherine, who has been assigned to Roxboro Garda Station in Limerick, took up her position on Tuesday last April 3rd. Well done Catherine and all the best for the future in your chosen career.

Age Research.

Do You know of Someone Aged 100years or more? Athlone Institute of Technology are conducting research into the health and wellbeing of Irish Centenarians, and are looking for volunteers to take part. Contact Alison on 087 2635911 or at fagan@research.ie.

Recent Engagements.

Congratulations is extended to Amy Duane, Lorrha and Shaun Howard Ballinasloe who announced their engagement recently and also to her sister Natalie who along with Cathal Brophy announced their engagement recently. We extend all the best in the future to both couples.

Bramble Art Exhibition: 

Portumna library is hosting a children's art exhibition of creations by the students of Ute Duggan "Bramble Art" from April 7th - 19th, opening on Saturday 7th at 3pm. All welcome.

Good Luck.

The best of luck is extended to Patrick Maher, Brian Hogan, Eoin McIntyre and John Madden when Tipperary take on Kilkenny in the League final on Sunday next April 8th at 3.30pm in Nowlan Park.

De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the new collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and mats including bath toilet and shower mats soiled or wet clothing but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village. Many thanks for your continued support.

Back by Popular Demand.

Back by popular demand is Nenagh library’s 'Spring into Storytime' on Friday, 6th April. Part of a nationwide initiative to encourage adults and children to read together at home 'Spring into Storytime' will also provide a welcome distraction for busy parents trying to entertain the little ones over the Easter holidays. With three different storytelling sessions, at 10.30am / 11.30am and 2.30pm, interspersed with arts / crafts and colouring, as well as our kids draw for yummy prizes, Friday 6th April  promises to be a fun family day during the Easter break. And best of all?  It’s free

Summer Iyengar Yoga Term 2018
6 week term
Starting Thursday 12th April & Friday 13th April
The Engine Room, Portumna
Thursdays 07:30- 08:30, 09:45 - 10:45 & 18:30 - 19:30
Fridays 18:15 -19:15
Contact Ellen 086 177 4826 Facebook Ellen Baggs Iyenger Yoga

GAA News

Lotto Win

There was one lucky winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €4,800, Mary O'Meara of Redwood selected the lucky numbers which were: 8-18-20-28 The winning ticket was sold by Pat Hough and Pat wins €300. Congratulations to both.

Senior: With Tipperary progressing to the final of the Allianz Hurling League, Lorrha's upcoming schedule has been confirmed. Firstly, they will play Moycarkey/Borris in the Seamus O Riain Cup on Sunday 15th April in Moneygall at 2.00pm. The North Championship first round game against Kilruane MacDonaghs will be played on weekend 21-22 April

Junior: Lorrha's game against Ballinahinch on Easter Monday was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. Next Friday, Lorrha play Kiladangan in Puckane at 7.00pm

Under 21 Hurling: The first round of the North Tipp Under 21 'B' Hurling Championship will be played over weekend 4-8 May with Lorrha drawn away to Shannon Rovers Gaels in a knockput/losers group format.

Minor Hurling: Lorrha Rovers Gaels start their Minor 'A' Hurling campaign on Thursday 12th April at home to Ballina.

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers Gaels were due to begin their U16 campaign on Easter Monday against Ballinahinch/Templederry but the game was rained off. Next Monday, 9th April, they are away to Inane Rovers in Roscrea at 6.45pm

Under 14: Lorrha began their U14 'B' Football Championship last Wednesday with a gritty 0-6 to 0-5 win over Kiladangan in Moatfield. Next Wednesday, 11th, Lorrha are due to play Newport in Moatfield at 6.45pm

Under 12: The U12 football championship continued on Friday last the 'B' team hosting Borrisokane and enjoyed a comfortable win while the 'D' team lost to Ballinahinch. Lorrha have a bye this Friday before resuming away to Burgess on Friday 13th April.

Coach Eduction: A coaching session with a trained coach will take place for the under 12's on Tuesday 17th April, for those doing the Level 1 coaching course. Anyone else is welcome to attend on the evening to observe. For more information, contact juvenile chairman Tommy Kennedy 0879191689

Membership: for 2018 has now closed. Thank you to all those who joined for 2018, your support is greatly appreciated.

Tipperary: Best of luck to Patrick Maher, Brian Hogan, Eoin McIntyre, selector John Madden and the Tipperary senior hurling team in the National League final against Kilkenny this Sunday.

Lotto: Our jackpot is €4,800 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday night to the music of Muriel O'Connor & Fran Curry. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

 

 


Lorrha Notes

Secretary and assistant secretary, Lorna KcKenna and Denis Cahalan doing the book work for the 53rd Annual North Tipp Ploughing Championships

North Tipp Ploughing Results.

The North Tipperary Ploughing took place on Saturday last in brilliant sunshine at the third time of asking. The results are as follows. Senior Conventional: 1st- Larry Bergin, 2nd- John Slattery. Intermediate: 1st- Johnathan Murray, 2nd- Tom Duffy. Under28 - 1st- Liam Murphy, 2nd- Austin Shaw. Under 2: 1st- Michael Spain. Three furrow conventional. 1st- Noel Howley, 2nd- Ciaran Milne, 3rd- Tom Ryan. Senior Reversible: 1st- Joe Slattery, 2nd- Jimmy Ryan. Mounted Vintage: 1st- Ethan Harding, 2nd- Ray Clancy, 3rd- John McBryde, 4th- Walter Moroney. Vintage Classic: 1st- Francis Worell, 2nd-  Joe Cavanagh, 3rd- Trevor Hogan. Single Furrow: 1st- James Hough. Congratulations to all the winners.  The presentation of trophies along with the sponsors draw and the ploughing draw will take place on Saturday night (Easter Saturday) March 31st in McKennas pub Borrisokane at 9.00pm. All are invited to attend.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Ann Dagg Lorrha and extended family on the death of her brother Joseph Moore Shannon Park, Portumna which occurred on Sunday March 18th at 38 years of age. Joseph passed away peacefully at his home following chronic illness that he endured gallantly. He is survived by his loving parents Pauline and Joe, sisters Ann and Brenda, daughter Kasey and her mother Vanessa, brother-in-law Simon, niece and nephew Freya and Ethan, extended family and close circle of friends. After funeral Mass in St. Brigid's Church, Portumna on Thursday, 22nd March, burial took place in St. Michael's Cemetery, Portumna. May he rest in Peace.

Church News.

No Adoration on Thursday 29th March. Will resume on Thursday, 5th April. Eucharistic Adoration National Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will take place on Sunday, April 29th.
Holy Thursday - 29th March:  Mass of the  Lord’s  Supper   -   Rathcabbin  Church at 8.00p.m
Good Friday - 30th March is a day of fast and abstinence. 3.00p.m. Liturgy of the Passion & Death of Christ in Rathcabbin Church. 8.00p.m.  Prayer around the Cross in Redwood Church.                                                     Holy Saturday - 31st March 8.00p.m. Easter Vigil in Rathcabbin Church.
Easter Sunday 1st  April: 11.30a.m. Mass in Lorrha Church.  (Please note 11.30a.m for today)

C.O.I. Holy Week Services.

Saturday 31th March:: Easter Vigil and 1st Holy Eucharist of Easter in St Ruadhans C of I Lorrha at 9:00pm.  Sunday 1st April :: Easter Sunday.  Holy Eucharist in Dorrha at 9:30 am.

There is no Service in St Ruadhans C of I Lorrha on Easter Sunday.

Free Concert.

A Free Family Concert on Easter Monday (2nd April) will take place  in Our Lady Queen of Ireland  Church, Rathcabbin, featuring Rory Cunningham’s one-man band (c/ w, Gospel, Irish), 8:00pm – 10:pm.  All welcome. W.M.F. 2018.

Little Feet Enrolling.

Little Feet Pre-school, Bredagh, Lorrha is enrolling for September 2018. Call Charlene on (087) 7783347 for further information.

Lorrha N.S. Enrolling.

Lorrha National School are enrolling for September 2018. Enrolment forms can be downloaded from the school website www.lorrhans.ie. You can also call to the school and collect a form, or give us a call on (090) 9747295 and we will pop one in the post to you. Anyone wishing to view the school can call us on the above number to make an appointment that suits or email us on luanaofa@eircom.net. School bus available on various routes. We wish everyone a happy Easter.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association.

The date for our AGM has been agreed for Wednesday, 28th March, 2018, to take place in St. Ruadhan's Community Hall, Lorrha, at 2.30pm.  We would like to see all our members at this meeting so that we can plan our activities for the coming year.

De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the new collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and mats including bath toilet and shower mats soiled or wet clothing but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village. Many thanks for your continued support.

For Better, For Worse.

Portumna Players Drama Group will stage Jimmy Keary’s play, For Better, For Worse, a comedy in three acts on Good Friday 30 March. The doors open at 7.30. Curtain up at 8pm. Location, Town Hall, Clonfert Ave.

Back by Popular Demand.

Back by popular demand is Nenagh library’s 'Spring into Storytime' on Friday, 6th April. Part of a nationwide initiative to encourage adults and children to read together at home 'Spring into Storytime' will also provide a welcome distraction for busy parents trying to entertain the little ones over the Easter holidays. With three different storytelling sessions, at 10.30am / 11.30am and 2.30pm, interspersed with arts / crafts and colouring, as well as our kids draw for yummy prizes, Friday 6th April  promises to be a fun family day during the Easter break. And best of all?  It’s free!

GAA News

Senior: With Tipperary progressing to the semi-finals of the Allianz Hurling League, the North Championship clash v Kilruane will not be on this Sunday. If Tipperary fail to progress to the league final, Lorrha will be playing Moycarkey/Borris in the Seamus O Riain Cup on weekend 7-8 April or on 14-15 April if Tipp make the final, with the Kilruane game going back to weekend 21-22 April.

Junior: Lorrha began the defence of their North Junior 'B' League title with a hard earned 0-14 to 1-11 draw against Silvermines in Dolla on Saturday, with Ronan O'Meara getting the goal. Lorrha are away to Ballinahinch in their next game in Easter Monday in Shallee @ 6.00pm

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers Gaels were due to begin their Under 16 'A' Football Championship campaign against Ballina in Moatfield on Monday 26th March but the game has been deferred. They will now begin on Easter Monday against Ballinahinch/Templederry in Templederry at 6.30pm

Under 14: Lorrha were due to play Newport in the semi-final of Feile 'B' Hurling blitz on Saturday but Lorrha were unable to field and conceded the game. In the U14 'B' Football Championship, Lorrha begin this evening, Wednesday 28thMarch against Kiladangan in Moatfield at 6.30pm.

Under 12: The U12 football championship continued on Friday last with both teams playing Kilruane MacDonaghs in Cloughjordan. The 'B' team beat Kilruane MacDonaghs 1-7 to 1-1 while the 'D' team suffered a heavy defeat.

This Good Friday, the 'D' team host Ballinahinch in Moatfield at 6.00pm while the 'B' team host Borrisokane at 6.40pm

Under 6, 8 & 10: On Monday, 2nd April, a six week course limited to under 6 & 8 players will start in the complex in Moatfield from 6.30 to 7.30pm. This course will develop movement and coordination in a games based and fun way. It will also be age specific. The course costs €2 per night per child. Places are limited so contact Juvenile chairman Tom Kennedy 0879191689 to confirm.

Membership: for 2018 is now due. Closing date is this Saturday, 31st March. Fees are: €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).It is important to remember that our total number of adult members by 31st March is the number the County Board will use towards our ticket allocations for Tipperary games so it is in your interest to have membership paid by then. Membership can be paid to registrar Louise Mannion or online at www.locallotto.ie.

Tipperary: Best of luck to Patrick Maher, Brian Hogan, Eoin McIntyre, selector John Madden and the Tipperary senior hurling team in the National League semi-final against Limerick this Saturday.

Lotto: Our jackpot is €4,800 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Good Friday night to the music of Tom Healy. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Sympathy: Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the family and friends of singer Sam O'Doherty who passed away last week. Sam, from Tipperary Town, played at our Social Dancing Fridays on many occasions and will be greatly missed.


Lorrha Notes

The North Tipperary Ploughing  championships will take place on Saturday coming March 24th  in Rathnaleen, Nenagh by kind permission. The site is close to the meat factory and will be signposted on all roads leading into Nenagh. The event kicks off at12.30pm.sharp as weather conditions are forecast to be more spring like. Side attractions will include a free bouncy castle for the children, shop, tea and refreshments in the tent by the ladies committee and much more besides. Please do support.

Summer Time Begins.

Summer-time begins officially (even if it doesn’t seem like it) on Sunday next 25th March when clocks go forward one hour. Mark it in your diary and don’t forget to change the clock.

Lorrha Camogie.

Lorrha Junior team are defending League Champions for the past two years running and are a small but very hard working group. We would ideally like to get two or three people involved to help out with training, match days, team sheets etc without putting undue pressure on any particular person. If anyone has any ideas or would like to help out please get in contact with our Chairperson Bernie Cleary or any member of the camogie panel or through our facebook page. Your support for our club is greatly appreciated.

Little Feet Enrolling.

Little Feet Pre-school, Bredagh, Lorrha is enrolling for September 2018. Call Charlene on (087) 7783347 for further information.

Lorrha N.S. Enrolling.

Lorrha National School are enrolling for September 2018. Enrolment forms can be downloaded from the school website www.lorrhans.ie. You can also call to the school and collect a form, or give us a call on (090) 9747295 and we will pop one in the post to you. Anyone wishing to view the school can call us on the above number to make an appointment that suits or email us on luanaofa@eircom.net

Church News.

Stations of the Cross each Friday during Lent at 7.00pm in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin followed by Mass at 7.30pm.

Lenten Station Mass for people of the Parish on Friday, 23rd March  at 7.30p.m.  in Rathcabbin Church. Stations of the Cross at  7.00p.m. Please note that the Station Mass  is  for  all  three  areas  –  Lorrha, Rathcabbin and Redwood.
Sacrament of Reconciliation for the parishes of Borrisokane / Lorrha and Terryglass in Borrisokane Church on Monday 26th March at 8:00pm. There will also be an opportunity in  Rathcabbin Church on Holy Thursday at 7:00pm.
Summer-time begins next Sunday, 25th March. Mass will be celebrated in Redwood Church – Vigil Mass, at 8.00p.m. –  commencing  Saturday, 7th April while in Lorrha and Rathcabbin they remain the same at 10am and 11.30a.m.on Sunday’s respectively.

Free Concert.

A Free Family Concert on Easter Monday (2nd April) will take place  in Our Lady Queen of Ireland  Church, Rathcabbin, featuring Rory Cunningham’s one-man band (c/ w, Gospel, Irish), 8:00pm – 10:pm.  All welcome. W.M.F. 2018.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association.

The date for our AGM has been agreed for Wednesday, 28th March, 2018, to take place in St. Ruadhan's Community Hall, Lorrha, at 2.30pm.  We would like to see all our members at this meeting so that we can plan our activities for the coming year.

Tracing Relations Reminder.

Annwyn Lewis is coming to Ireland over Easter and she is trying to trace her Tipperary ancestors. They were William Kennedy and Mary Carroll.  They were born around 1817 and married in Borrisokane in 1843.  Mary Carroll was listed as being from Lorrah and Dorrah parish. They had two children Dennis and Mary before moving to Wales by 1851. Annwyn would love to find out more about them if anyone could help. In case you have been DNA tested her kit number on Ancestry is A791083. She will be over at Easter time and would love to meet someone who might be able to help her with tracing her relatives. Anyone who thinks they might be able to shed some light on this can leave a message on (086) 8647166 please or email info@lorrhadorrha.ie

De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the new collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and mats including bath toilet and shower mats soiled or wet clothing but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village. Many thanks for your continued support.

For Better, For Worse.

Portumna Players Drama Group will stage Jimmy Keary’s play, For Better, For Worse, a comedy in three acts. Commencing this Thursday night 22, Friday 23 & Sunday 25 March. There will also be a performance on Good Friday 30 March. The doors open at 7.30. Curtain up at 8pm. Location, Town Hall, Clonfert Ave.

Short Synopsis of the Play.
Farmer Gabriel Foley is newly married. His wife, Chrissie is stressed and unhappy, as things are not going well for the couple in and out of the bedroom. Matters aren’t helped by the caustic comments of Gabriel’s mother, Aggie, who is living with them, and by the arrival of glamorous Miriam Maguire, the upmarket daughter of an old friend of Aggie’s.
Then Gabriel invites his widowed Aunt Lucy to stay for a few days.


Lorrha Notes

Cancelled.

Once again the weather has played havoc with the North Tipperary Ploughing Championships which had to be postponed last Saturday.   A new date is Saturday March 24th in  the same venue, that is lands in Rathnaleen, Nenagh by kind permission. The site is close to the meat factory and will be signposted on all roads leading into Nenagh. The event kicks off at12.30pm.sharp.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to the family of John Corrigan, England and late of Kilfadda, Lorrha who died in Kingston U.K. Sadly missed by his sisters Kitty & Mary, brother Paddy, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
After funeral Mass in St. Ruadhan’s Church, Lorrha, on Tuesday March 13th burial took place afterwards in adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.
Sympathy is extended to the family of Frank O’Hara, Annagh, Rathcabbin who died on Sunday march 11th  peacefully in Ealga Lodge Nursing Home, Shinrone. Deeply regretted by his loving cousins, relatives, neighbours and friends. After funeral Mass in  Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church, Rathcabbin on Tuesday 13th.  burial took place afterwards in Bonoham Cemetery Rathcabbin. May he rest in peace.

Lorrha Camogie.

Well done to our Junior Camogie team on winning their first match of the league last Sunday in Moatfield against Carrig Swans. We are currently looking for a trainer and a manager for our team. David Sullivan has kindly agreed to work with us again this year but David is also committed to the Senior and Junior men’s teams and needs help with the job. We are defending League Champions for the past two years running and are a small but very hard working group. We would ideally like to get two or three people involved working with David to help out with training, match days, team sheets etc without putting undue pressure on any particular person. If anyone has any ideas or would like to help out please get in contact with our Chairperson Bernie Cleary or any member of the camogie panel or through our facebook page. Your support for our club is greatly appreciated.

News from Lorrha School.

A reminder that our school open day takes place on this Wednesday March 14th from 1.00pm. If the time doesn’t suit, please call the school (090) 9747295 to make an appointment. Bus travel available on different routes. We look forward to meeting you. Enrolment forms can be collected from the school or give us a call and we will post one to you. They can also be downloaded from our web site www.lorrhans.ie.

Congratulations is extended to two former pupils Eoin and Clodagh McIntyre who are enjoying success with Tipperary hurling and camogie teams respectively. Eoin got the call to the senior panel recently and joins another former pupil Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher. Clodagh playes corner forward with the county minor camogie team and they are presently enjoying success in their championship campaign. All in Lorrha school (where it all began), wish Eoin, Clodagh and Patrick continued success.

It’s all systems go in preparation for the school’s fifth Green Flag the theme of which is Biodiversity.
Second class pupils are preparing for Communion for Life which will be held on Sunday May 13th.

264,636 Team Hope Shoe boxes were collected from around the country last November. Team Hope wish to thank everyone who contributed and to let you know that the boxes were distributed to children in Kosovo, Romania, Latvia, Belarus, Albania, Burundi, Transnistria, Ukraine, Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Swatiland, Lesotho. We in Lorrha school wish to thank all our parents, grandparent’s and pupils for contributing so generously to this worthy cause.

Well Done.

Well done to Brian Hogan who made his League Debut in goals for Tipperary on Sunday last when Tipp beat Cork 1.24 to 1.21. Also to Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher who was at wing forward and Eoin McIntyre who was named on the bench not forgetting selector John McIntyre.

Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns.

Albert Nolan, wildlife enthusiast and guide to school groups, Tidy Towns committees, youth and community groups in the area of biodiversity, will visit Lorrha on Tuesday 20th March. He will share his knowledge and expertise with all who are interested in fostering their awareness of the wildlife all around us and how we can protect and enhance it. He will arrive in the village at 7am and take us on a walk which will focus on bird-spotting. He will work with school staff and pupils between 9am and 2pm approx and will be available to the community for a couple of hours after that. This is a unique opportunity for us to learn about easy and simple actions we could undertake to make a significant difference in our immediate environment, which has been described by one Tidy Towns adjudicator as “a haven for wildlife.” Everyone is welcome to be part of this very special day.

Little Feet Enrolling.

Little Feet Pre-school, Bredagh, Lorrha is enrolling for September 2018. Call Charlene on (087) 7783347 for further information.

Host Families Required.   

Host Families required for home-stay French students from July the 8th to the 29th and Spanish home-stay students for various dates in July. Please contact Marie Brady on 087 4154983 if interested. Families must have a child aged 12 to 16 to participate in this programme. Further details and application form available from Marie.

Church News.

Stations of the Cross each Friday during Lent at 7.00pm in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin followed by Mass at 7.30pm.

Mass in Rathcabbin Church on Saturday 17th March the Feast of St. Patrick at 10.00a.m.  -  not at 10.30a.m. because of sporting events. No Vigil Mass in Redwood Church on Saturday evening 17th March. Usual Masses on Sunday, 18th March – Lorrha at 10.00a.m. and Rathcabbin at 11.30a.m.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association.

The date for our AGM has been agreed for Wednesday, 28th March, 2018, to take place in St. Ruadhan's Community Hall, Lorrha, at 2.30pm.  We would like to see all our members at this meeting so that we can plan our activities for the coming year.

Golfing.

Rags Golf Society Dates for your Diaries. April 21st Nenagh 11.30am. May 26th Loughrea 10.30am. July 7th Portarlington 12 OClock. Sept 1st New Forest  11.30am. Weekend away Oct 5th Clifden. Contact James on 086 8109099 if you would like to join us.

Tracing Relations.

Annwyn Lewis is coming to Ireland over Easter and she is trying to trace her Tipperary ancestors. They were William Kennedy and Mary Carroll.  They were born around 1817 and married in Borrisokane in 1843.  Mary Carroll was listed as being from Lorrah and Dorrah parish. They had two children Dennis and Mary before moving to Wales by 1851. Annwyn would love to find out more about them if anyone could help. In case you have been DNA tested her kit number on Ancestry is A791083. She will be over at Easter time and would love to meet someone who might be able to help her with tracing her relatives. Anyone who thinks they might be able to shed some light on this can leave a message on (086) 8647166 please or email info@lorrhadorrha.ie

Open Evening.

Redwood NS Open Evening will be held on Thursday, 15th March at 7p.m. 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. If any parents would like to arrange a private viewing of the school and to meet the teachers please contact the school on 090 9747186 to arrange an appointment.

De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the new collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and mats including bath toilet and shower mats soiled or wet clothing but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village. Many thanks for your continued support.

GAA News

Senior: The senior hurlers got their league campaign off to a winning start with a 1-18 to 0-12 win over Newport in Moatfield on Sunday, with Jack Maher getting the goal. Lorrha will be away to Holycross in round two on Sunday, 18th March at 12 noon.

Junior: Lorrha begin the defence of the North Junior 'B' Hurling League against Kiladangan in Puckane on Monday 19th March at 3.00pm

Minor: Lorrha Rovers Gaels battled hard but were defeated 3-8 to 2-6 by Inane Rovers in the North Minor 'A' Football semi-final in Roscrea on Saturday.

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers Gaels begin their Under 16 'A' Football Championship campaign against Ballina in Moatfield on Monday 26th March at 6.30pm

Under 14: Lorrha play Newport in the semi-final of Feile 'A' Hurling this Monday, 19thMarch in Ballina at 11am. If they win they play the final at 12.30pm

In the U14 'B' Football Championship, Lorrha begin on Wednesday 28th March against Kiladangan in Moatfield at 6.30pm.

Under 12: The U12 football championship began last evening (Tuesday) with Lorrha playing Kiladangan in both the 'B' and 'D' grade. The 'B' team enjoyed a fine win while the 'D' team were defeated.

Their next games are on Friday 23rd March with both teams playing Kilruane MacDonaghs in Cloughjordan from 6.00pm.

Under 6, 8 & 10: On Monday, 2nd April, a six week course for under 6, 8 & 10 players will start in the Complex in Moatfield from 6.30 to 7.30pm. This course will develop movement and coordination in a games based and fun way. It will also be age specific. The course costs €2 per night per child. Places are limited so contact Juvenile chairman Tom Kennedy 0879191689 to confirm.

Membership: for 2018 is now due. €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).

Closing date for all membership is 31st March. It is important to remember that our total number of adult members by 31st March is the number the County Board will use towards our ticket allocations for Tipperary games so it is in your interest to have membership paid by then. Membership can be paid to registrar Louise Mannion or online at www.locallotto.ie.

Scór na bPáistí: Well done to the representatives from the Club who took part in the North Finals last weekend. The Quiz team of Cian Hayes, Liam Donoghue, Clodagh Kennedy and Rachel Cleary were runners-up in the 'A' final in Newport on Sunday, while the Novelty Act: “Redwood Nursing Home” of Dermot Houlihan, Kate Houlihan, Niamh Patterson, Jason Houlihan, Sophie Houlihan, Leanne Sullivan and Ben Hough were unable to take part in the 'B' Final on Friday in Borrisoleigh due to unforeseen circumstances.

Poker Classic: The annual Lorrha GAA Poker Classic took place in Moatfield last Saturday night and we would like to thank all those who took part, your support is appreciated.

First Aid Course: The club have organised a First Aid Course on Thursday 15th March in the GAA Centre. We need 12 people to take part. Cost €10 per head. Anyone interested to contact Louise Mannion 0876598387.

Tipperary Clubs Draw: The club had no winner in the March draw held last Friday night. There is one draw left so we ask all promoters to bring their accounts up to date.

Lotto: Our jackpot is €4,500 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: continues on Friday night with music of Declan Aungier, from 9.30pm til late.

Sympathy: Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the O'Hara family, on the death of Frank O'Hara, Annagh, and to the Corrigan family on the passing of John Corrigan, England, and late of Kilfadda. May they rest in peace.


Lorrha Notes

Leanne Sullivan from Redwood  in the centre of the road that leads to Redwood and to Ballyea in Rathcabbin, which was impassable. The snow drifts totally covering the ditches on both sides of the road.

New Date.

A new date for the North Tipperary Ploughing Championships is this coming Saturday March 10th  (weather permitting) in lands in Rathnaleen, Nenagh by kind permission. The site is close to the meat factory and will be signposted on all roads leading into Nenagh. The event kicks off at12.30pm.sharp. This is the Fifth consecutive year the committee have experienced weather problems when staging the event, so all are hoping for a fine day on Saturday. Do come along and support.

Weather Interruptions.

“The Beast from the East” together with Strom Emma played havoc in the parish just like other parts of the Country, with many minor roads cut off due to snow drifts, some as high as 7ft. in places. While children enjoyed their “snow break” from school and took advantage of the time off, many people, the farmers in particular, found the going very difficult with calving and lambing season upon them. Thankfully though, everyone survived and is now dealing with the big thaw out.

Host Families Required.   

Host Families required for home-stay French students from July the 8th to the 29th and Spanish home-stay students for various dates in July. Please contact Marie Brady on 087 4154983 if interested. Families must have a child aged 12 to 16 to participate in this programme. Further details and application form available from Marie.

Enrolment.

Lorrha National School is accepting enrolment for September 2018. Application forms can be collected from the school or call (090) 9747295 and we will post one to you. The form is also available to download on our school web site www.lorrhans.ie. Our annual open day will take place this year on Wednesday March 14th from 1.00p.m. This is an opportunity for parents to come and view the school and talk to the teachers. If this time is not suitable, you can contact us on the above to make an appointment. Bus service for pupils is available on different routes, details available in school.

Church News.

Stations of the Cross each Friday during Lent at 7.00pm in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin followed by Mass at 7.30pm.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association.

The date for our AGM has been changed from Wednesday, 7th March, to Wednesday, 28th March, 2018, to take place in St. Ruadhan's Community Hall, Lorrha, at 2.30pm.  We would like to see all our members at this meeting so that we can plan our activities for the coming year.

Traditional Concert.

Traditional concert with a Classical twist at Portumna Golf  Club in aid of course maintenance on Friday March 9th at 8.00pm. Artists include a vocalist from RTE Orchestra, an All Ireland winning musician plus local talent. Each ticket holder on the night will be included in a draw for a special prize. Tickets €10. Contact Ena on (086) 0477404.

Golfing.

Rags Golf Society kicks off another year under new captain Nelius O’Meara. We welcome in particular any new members who would like to join. Dates for your Diaries. March10th Portumna 11.30am. April 21st Nenagh 11.30am. May 26th Loughrea 10.30am. July 7th Portarlington 12 OClock. Sept 1st New Forest  11.30am. Weekend away Oct 5th Clifden. Contact James on 086 8109099 if you would like to join us.

Tracing Relations.

Annwyn Lewis is coming to Ireland over Easter and she is trying to trace her Tipperary ancestors. They were William Kennedy and Mary Carroll.  They were born around 1817 and married in Borrisokane in 1843.  Mary Carroll was listed as being from Lorrah and Dorrah parish. They had two children Dennis and Mary before moving to Wales by 1851. Annwyn would love to find out more about them if anyone could help. In case you have been DNA tested her kit number on Ancestry is A791083. She will be over at Easter time and would love to meet someone who might be able to help her with tracing her relatives. Anyone who thinks they might be able to shed some light on this can leave a message on (086) 8647166 please or email info@lorrhadorrha.ie

Open Evening.

Redwood NS Open Evening will be held on Thursday, 15th March at 7p.m. 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. If any parents would like to arrange a private viewing of the school and to meet the teachers please contact the school on 090 9747186 to arrange an appointment.

De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the new collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and mats including bath toilet and shower mats soiled or wet clothing but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village. Many thanks for your continued support.

For Hire.

Portumna Bouncing Castle Hire available for all occasions and events. Contact 0873643651. Find us on Facebook at  Portumna Bouncing Castle Hire.

Portumna’s St Patrick’s Day Parade 2018 starts at 12 noon on Saturday March 17th. Register now at Portumna Post Office (€ 10). Categories: Youth, Humorous, Business/Commercial, Vintage and Voluntary. Window competition also. Contact: Frances 0877427850 or Yvonne 087 2798582.

 

                                                          Calling Local Choirs and Singers of All Ages:

Register Now for the First Ever Midlands ‘Come & Sing’ Day!

 Presented by Music Generation Offaly/Westmeath and the Association of Irish Choirs

Tuesday, 6 March 2018: Music Generation Offaly/Westmeath and the Association of Irish Choirs will hold a community ‘Come & Sing’ event on Sunday 13th May, 2018. Based in Athlone Institute of Technology, singers and interested choirs will have the opportunity to join together en masse for a major, all-inclusive singing event. World renowned conductor Greg Beardsell (Irish Youth Choir, Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland) will lead the day.

Participating singers will also have a chance to attend workshops in the run up to the main event, which will cover a range of topics and practical activities, from advice on vocal health and hints about choral conducting, to a rare chance to learn from members of one of Ireland’s most exciting a capella groups, Ardú.

Choirs will be guided through the ‘Come & Sing’ day by a team of professional singers and vocal coaches from the Irish Youth Choir and Music Generation Offaly/Westmeath. Accompaniment will be provided on the day by a live band.

This inaugural community ‘Come & Sing’ is part of ‘Singfest’, Music Generation Offaly/Westmeath’s major annual choral development initiative that gives singers from both counties access to exceptional musical training and singing opportunities. This new ‘Singfest’ event has been initiated as part of the Creative Ireland programme for 2018.

Margaret Broome, Development Officer, Music Generation Offaly/Westmeath, welcomes singers of all ages and levels of experience to get involved: ‘We are looking forward to this community orientated celebration of singing. It’s a first for us and an exciting addition to our calendar of events. It grew out of the positive experiences choirs had working together during the 2016 commemoration events. Our ‘Come & Sing’ day hopes to build on that experience and connect singers and choirs of all ages with their choral community. Being part of the event couldn’t be easier – just sign up, learn the shared repertoire using the online resources we have prepared, and join in the singing fun!’

The ‘Come & Sing’ day is open to singers in Offaly, Westmeath and neighbouring counties. The closing date for registration is Friday 27th April 2018.

EVENT INFORMATION

What? Singfest Community ‘Come & Sing’ Day
When? Sunday 13th May 2018, 11am – 4.30pm
Where? Athlone Institute of Technology
Cost: €15 per singer

Limited places are still available.
Deadline for registration: Friday, 27th April 2018.
Find out more and register online: www.musicgenerationoffalywestmeath.ie or by email at musicgen@offalycoco.ie

GAA News

Senior: Lorrha were due begin their County League Division 2 campaign last Sunday but the match against Newport was postponed and has been rescheduled for this Sunday 11th March in Moatfield at 11.30am. Lorrha's will be away to Holycross on Sunday, 18th March at 12 noon.

Junior: Lorrha begin the defence of the North Junior 'B' Hurling League against Kiladangan in Moatfield on Sunday 18th March at 12.00pm

Minor: Lorrha Rovers Gaels play Inane Rovers in the semi-final of the North Minor 'A' Football Championship in Roscrea this Saturday, 10th March at 12.00pm.

Under 14: Lorrha played Kiladangan on Monday evening in the Feile 'B' Hurling quarter final in Puckane and won 1-12 to 0-2. Lorrha play Newport in Newport in the semi-final this Saturday, 18th March.

Under 12: The U12 football championship begins this Friday with Lorrha having two teams this year. The first team are in the 'B' grade and play Kiladangan in Moatfield this Friday at 6.30pm (under lights). The second team are in the 'D' grade and play Kiladangan also at 7.15pm

Under 10: Hurling training will start in Moatfield this evening, Wednesday 7th March from 6.30 to 7.30pm. Please bring runners, helmets and hurleys. All children born in 2008 and 2009 are welcome.

Membership: for 2018 is now due. €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).

Closing date for all membership is 31st March. It is important to remember that our total number of adult members by 31st March is the number the County Board will use towards our ticket allocations for Tipperary games so it is in your interest to have membership paid by then. Membership can be paid to registrar Louise Mannion or online at www.locallotto.ie. A membership registration night will take place in Moatfield on Monday 12th March from 8-9.30pm.

Scór na bPáistí: Well done to the representatives from the Club who took part in the North Semi-Finals in Portroe recently. Quiz Team: Cian Hayes, Liam Donoghue, Clodagh Kennedy and Rachel Cleary and Novelty Act: “Redwood Nursing Home”: Dermot Houlihan, Kate Houlihan, Niamh Patterson, Jason Houlihan, Sophie Houlihan, Leanne Sullivan and Ben Hough.
The Quiz team progressed to the North 'A' Final on Sunday 11th March in Newport and the Novelty Act to the North 'B' Final on Friday 9th March in Borrisoleigh. Best of luck to both teams.

Poker Classic: The annual Lorrha GAA Poker Classic takes place in the GAA Centre this Saturday 10th March at 9.00pm. Entry free is €20 with €1500 pro rata prize money.

First Aid Course: The club have organised a First Aid Course on Thursday 15th March in the GAA Centre. We need 12 people to take part. Cost €10 per head. Anyone interested to contact Louise Mannion 0876598387.

Lotto: Our jackpot is €4,350 with a Match 3 pot of €120. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: continues on Friday night with music of Pat & Ritchie, from 9.30pm til late.


Lorrha Notes

People in Tipperary are anticipating some of the coldest and snowiest weather to hit the country since 1982 this week. 

The cold front bringing the snow has been dubbed as 'The Beast from the East' and all are advised not to travel if you can avoid it.

 The cold snap that will accompany air coming from Siberia is coming from the North Pole and the first of the snow is set to fall on Tuesday. By Wednesday morning there is going to be a fair amount of snow along eastern coastal counties and pushing west as far as Laois and Offaly.

A Status Yellow weather warning remains in place for Tipperary and a number of other counties from midday on Tuesday.

The orange alert is valid from 3pm on Tuesday, February 27 untill 11am on Wednesday, February 28 in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Longford, Wexford, Offaly, Westmeath, Cork and Waterford.

Tipperary County Council's Severe Weather Team has met to plan for the approaching storm.

 

All are invited to The North Tipperary Ploughing Championships this coming Sunday March 4th in  lands in Rathnaleen, Nenagh by kind permission. The site is close to the meat factory and will be signposted on all roads leading into Nenagh so there should be no problem finding the venue. The event kicks off at12.30pm.sharp. This is always a great day out for all the family so do come along.

Enrolment.

Lorrha National School are accepting enrolment for September 2018. Application forms can be collected from the school or call (090) 9747295 and we will post one to you. The form is also available to download on our school web site www.lorrhans.ie. Our annual open day will take place this year on Wednesday March 14th from 1.00p.m. This is an opportunity for parents to come and view the school and talk to the teachers. If this time is not suitable, you can contact us on the above to make an appointment. Bus service for pupils is available on different routes, details available in school.

Church News.

First Friday Mass in Rathcabbin Church at 7.30p.m. on Friday March 2nd. Stations of the Cross each Friday during Lent at 7.00pm in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin followed by Mass at 7.30pm.
8th Amendment:  Fact:  A baby’s heart beats just 21 days after conception. Each of us, as a vulnerable unborn child, completed the journey from conception to birth.  In 1967, when the abortion law was introduced in Britain, politicians could have pleaded ignorance about the humanity of the unborn child,  Today we don’t have this excuse.  Most of us have seen the amazing ultrasound pictures of our own children or those of family members.  Week 4:   Facial features starting to form.   Week 6: Internal organs developed in basic form.  Week 8: Nervous system is responsive. Week 9: Baby can swallow, yawn and suck.  Week 11: Baby stretches and jumps.  “ Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter”

Well Done.

Congratulations is extended to Eoin McIntyre Portland on his call up to the Tipperary senior hurling panel, joining Brian Hogan and Patrick “Bonner” Maher. Well done also to his sister Clodagh and the Tipperary Minor camogie team who beat Clare on Sunday last in the All Ireland championship.

Golfing.

Rags Golf Society kicks off another year under new captain Nelius O’Meara. We welcome in particular any new members who would like to join. Dates for your Diaries. Mar 10th Portumna 11.30am. April 21st Nenagh 11.30am. May 26th Loughrea 10.30am. July 7th Portarlington 12 OClock. Sept 1st New Forest  11.30am. Weekend away Oct 5th Clifden. Contact James on 086 8109099 if you would like to join us.

Tracing Relations Reminder.

Loretta Harper is tracing her Quirke and Bourke Relations. Patrick Quirke married Catherine Bourke on Feb 2nd 1831. Their children Thomas born 1839 and Anne born 1848 were baptised in Lorrha & Dorrha, so it could have been in either end of the parish. Anyone who thinks they might be able to shed some light on this can leave a message on (086) 8647166 please or email info@lorrhadorrha.ie

Open Evening.

Redwood NS Open Evening will be held on Thursday, 15th March at 7p.m. 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. If any parents would like to arrange a private viewing of the school and to meet the teachers please contact the school on 090 9747186 to arrange an appointment.

New Arrival.

Congratulations are extended to Angelina Keon and Shane Coughlan Lorrha on the birth of their son Thomas last week. A little brother to Colin. Well done to all.

Birthday Greetings.

Congratulations are extended to Ian O’Donoghue Lorrha who celebrated his 21st birthday over the week-end with family and friends. Well done Ian.

De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the new collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and mats including bath toilet and shower mats soiled or wet clothing but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village. Many thanks for your continued support.

 

                              Tips from CarsIreland.ie for Driving in Snow and Icy Conditions

 

The Beast from the East is on its way so here are CarsIreland.ie’s top tips for driving in snow and icy conditions:

  1. Stay home– As a very wise woman once said ‘Don’t make unnecessary journeys’ and it’s the best advice of all – driving in snow can be dangerous if you’re not used to it. Ask yourself if your journey is absolutely necessary, and if it’s not, don’t go.

 

  1. Check, check and check again– Check your tyres have enough tread depth, check your lights are working, and check your wipers to make sure they are not smearing – they are vital to maintain visibility.

 

  1. Be prepared– Make sure you have an emergency kit in the car. This should include things like antifreeze, windscreen washer fluid, a first aid kit, warning triangles, jump leads, and in case you do get stranded – some food and water, and a warm blanket. Make sure your phone is fully charged and bring a spare power pack if you have one.

 

  1. Before you go– Plan your journey carefully, keep an eye on MetEireann for updates and be sure to allow for more time than you would usually need. Make sure the vehicle is completely clear from all snow and ice before you set off, not forgetting the roof as snow can drop down and block your windscreen unexpectedly. Clear your windscreen with warm (but not boiling) water and don’t attempt to put your windscreen wipers on when it’s frozen over as you could blow the control fuse.

 

  1. Warm it up- Let the engine heat up for a few minutes before you take off – particularly if you drive a diesel. If you drive a manual, take off in second gear if you can to reduce wheel slip.

 

  1. On the road – Slow down and keep a greater distance from the car in front. Try double what you usually leave. Keep your dipped headlights on and try to complete all manoeuvres gently and smoothly. Sudden turns and braking can be highly exaggerated on icy roads. If visibility drops to below 100m, put your fog lights on but don’t forget to dip when approaching oncoming traffic so as not to dazzle other drivers. Try to brake before you turn and not during. If you do start to skid, try not to panic. Resist the urge to brake harshly and instead try to steer into the direction you want to go.

 

  1. Once more- Ask yourself one last time – do you really need to go? Stay safe and take care from all at CarsIreland.ie

 

GAA News

Senior: Lorrha begin their County League Division 2 campaign this Sunday when we host Newport in Moatfield at 12.00pm.

Minor: Lorrha Rovers Gaels play Inane Rovers in the semi-final of the North Minor 'A' Football Championship in Roscrea this Saturday, 3rd March at 12.00pm.

Under 14: Lorrha played Kiladangan on Monday evening in the Feile 'B' Hurling quarter final in Puckane and won 1-12 to 0-2. Lorrha play Newport in Newport in the semi-final this Saturday, 3rd March at 3.00pm

Under 10: Hurling training will start in Moatfield this evening, Wednesday 28thFebruary from 6.30 to 7.30pm. Please bring runners, helmets and hurleys. All children born in 2008 and 2009 are welcome.

Membership: for 2018 is now due. €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).

Closing date for all adult and juvenile players is 28th February while the closing date for all membership is 31st March. It is important to remember that our total number of adult members by 31st March is the number the County Board will use towards our ticket allocations for Tipperary games so it is in your interest to have membership paid by then. Membership can be paid to registrar Louise Mannion or online at www.locallotto.ie.

A membership registration night will take place in Moatfield on Monday 12th March from 8-9.30pm.

Scór na bPáistí: Well done to the representatives from the Club who took part in the North Semi Finals in Portroe on Sunday. Quiz Team: Cian Hayes, Liam Donoghue, Clodagh Kennedy and Rachel Cleary and Novelty Act: “Redwood Nursing Home”: Dermot Houlihan, Kate Houlihan, Niamh Patterson, Jason Houlihan, Sophie Houlihan, Leanne Sullivan and Ben Hough.

The Quiz team progress to the North 'A' Final on Sunday 4th March in Newport and the Novelty Act to the North 'B' Final on Friday 9th March in Borrisoleigh. Best of luck to both teams.

Poker Classic: The annual Lorrha GAA Poker Classic takes place in the GAA Centre on Saturday 10th March at 9.00pm. Entry free is €20 with €1500 pro rata prize money.

First Aid Course: The club have organised a First Aid Course on Thursday 15th March in the GAA Centre. We need 12 people to take part. Cost €10 per head. Anyone interested to contact Louise Mannion 0876598387.

Healthy Club Project: The club is delighted to announce that it has been chosen as one of 92 clubs nationally to take part in phase 3 of the GAA's Healthy Club project. In the coming year, we will be planning events to promote healthy living in the club and community.

Third Level: Well done to Brian Hogan who was part of the NUI Maynooth panel who won the Ryan Cup (Third level 'B' competition) in Mallow last Saturday. Ken Hogan (coach) and Cian Hogan (selector) were also part of the management.

Tipperary: Patrick Maher skippered Tipperary on Sunday for the first time in their National League game against Kilkenny. Brian Hogan and Eoin McIntyre were amongst the subs.

Inter-Divisional: Dan Needham and Kevin Cahalan were part of the North Tipperary panel on Saturday in the Under 15 inter-divisional cup final against West Tipp

Lotto: Our jackpot is €4,200 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

 


Lorrha Notes

Denis Duffy and William Harding enjoying the Lorrha Medal Presentation night held recently.

Enrolment

Lorrha National School are accepting enrolment for September 2018. Application forms can be collected from the school or call (090) 9747295 and we will post one to you. The form is also available to download on our school web site  www.lorrhans.ie. Our annual open day will take place this year on Wednesday March 14th from 1.00p.m. This is an opportunity for parents to come and view the school and talk to the teachers. If this time is not suitable, you can contact us on the above to make an appointment. Bus travel available on different routes, details available in school.

Church News.

Stations of the Cross each Friday during Lent at 7.00pm in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin followed by Mass at 7.30pm.
Change of Venue:  The joint cluster meeting with Odran and Cois Deirge for Parish Pastoral members, musical directors, priests, sacristans and other interested parties will now take place on Tuesday 20th February at 7.30pm in St. Mary’s Secondary School, Nenagh . This is an important meeting as regards Pastoral Planning.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to the relatives of Paddy Ryan, Newmarket on Fergus and late of Gurteen, Rathcabbin who died on Monday 12th February. After funeral Mass in Our Lady of the Wells Church on Wednesday 14th burial took place in Lemenagh cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Well Done.

Congratulations is extended to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary Minor camogie team who recorded a great win 4.10 to 1.8 over Offaly on Sunday last in the first round of the championship and to Patrick “Bonner” Maher and John Madden when Tipp beat Wexford 3.21 to 1.21 on Saturday night last in Thurles.

Tracing Relations.

Loretta Harper is tracing her Quirke and Bourke Relations. Patrick Quirke married Catherine Bourke on Feb 2nd 1831. Their children Thomas born 1839 and Anne born 1848 were baptised in Lorrha & Dorrha, so it could have been in either end of the parish. Anyone who thinks they might be able to shed some light on this can leave a message on (086) 8647166 please or email info@lorrhadorrha.ie

Date for Your Diary

The North Tipperary Ploughing Championships will take place on Sunday March 4th  at 12.30 pm in Lisbony, Nenagh by kind permission. More details later.

Open Evening.

Redwood NS Open Evening will be held on Thursday, 15th March at 7p.m. 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. If any parents would like to arrange a private viewing of the school and to meet the teachers please contact the school on 090 9747186 to arrange an appointment.

De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the new collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and mats including bath toilet and shower mats soiled or wet clothing but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village. Many thanks for your continued support.

GAA News

Senior: Lorrha will begin their County League Division 2 campaign on weekend 3-4 March. Lorrha have been grouped with Kilruane MacDonaghs, Holycross/Ballycahill, JK Brackens, Burgess and Newport. Lorrha's North Championship first round game with Kilruane MacDonaghs has been fixed for Easter Sunday, 1st April at 1.30pm in Nenagh, as part of a double-header with Toomevara v Roscrea.

Minor: Lorrha Rovers Gaels have been drawn away to Inane Rovers in the semi-final of the North Minor 'A' Football Championship. This game will be played over weekend 3-4 March.

Under 14: Lorrha were knocked out of the North Feile Peil 'B' at the semi-final stage last Saturday following a 4-7 to 0-1 defeat away to Newport. The previous week, Lorrha defeated Kiladangan in the quarter final. The North Football Championship will begin on 28th March. Lorrha play Kiladangan next Monday, 26th February in the Feile 'B' Hurling quarter final in Puckane at 6.30pm

Membership: for 2018 is now due. €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). Closing date for all adult and juvenile players is 28th February while the closing date for all membership is 31st March. It is important to remember that our total number of adult members by 31st March is the number the County Board will use towards our ticket allocations for Tipperary games so it is in your interest to have membership paid by then. Membership can be paid to registrar Louise Mannion or online at www.locallotto.ie. A membership registration night will take place in Moatfield on Thursday 1st March from 8-9pm.

Poker Classic: The annual Lorrha GAA Poker Classic takes place in the GAA Centre on Saturday 10th March at 9.00pm. Entry free is €20 with €1500 pro rata prize money.

First Aid Course: The club have organised a First Aid Course on Thursday 15th March in the GAA Centre. We need 12 people to take part. Cost €10 per head. Anyone interested to contact Louise Mannion 0876598387.

Healthy Club Project: The club is delighted to announce that it has been chosen as one of 92 clubs nationally to take part in phase 3 of the GAA's Healthy Club project. In the coming year, we will be planning events to promote healthy living in the club and community.

Street Lighting: The club would like to thank Councillor Michael O'Meara and Tipperary County Council for erecting the street lighting at Moatfield which were turned on last week. The lighting goes a long way to improving public safety at the venue all year round.

Third Level: Hard luck to Patrick Maher who was on the Dublin IT panel who were defeated in the Fitzgibbon Cup semi-final last week by DCU. Best of luck to Brian Hogan who is part of the NUI Maynooth panel who are in the Ryan Cup semi-finals this weekend.

Tipperary: Congratulations to Eoin McIntyre on his call-up to the Tipperary senior hurling panel, joining Brian Hogan and Patrick Maher, the latter scoring 1-2 in Tipperary's league win over Wexford last Saturday.
Well done also to Clodagh McIntyre who started at corner forward for the Tipperary minor camogie team in their All Ireland Championship round 1 win over Offaly on Sunday.

Lotto: Our jackpot is €3,900 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: continues on Friday night with music of Checkers, from 9.30pm til late.


Lorrha Notes

Patrick "Bonner" Maher and Brian Hogan were the special guests who presented the Lorrha U11 and U12 with their medals on Saturday night last in the clubhouse. 

John Madden was the special guest who presented the U21 and Junior teams with their medals on Saturday night last in the clubhouse. Pictured here with John is club chairman William Harding and Hubert Duggan. 

Congratulations and many good wishes is extended to Willie Dolan, Lissernane and St. Kieran’s Care Home Rathcabbin, on the occasion of his 96th birthday. The management and staff of St. Kieran’s threw a party for Willie which was attended by his family. Well done Willie and you are wished many more to come.

Be Safe.

The Garda Crime Prevention Officer is advising the public to remember to check their front and back doors at night before going to bed to ensure they are locked and secured switch on alarm. Remember to make sure car keys are kept away from letter box and not in coat pockets hanging at front doors. Secure them away from front doors, maybe in kitchen drawer or upstairs.

Church News.

Ash Wednesday is this coming Wednesday, 14th February and is a day of Fast & Abstinence. Ash Wednesday  - 7.30pm Mass and distribution of ashes in Rathcabbin Church.
Come And See week end for men discerning a priestly vocation. Venue – Pallotine Gollege Thurles, on Friday 23rd February at 6:00pm. Concludes on Saturday at 3:00pm. Booking essential – tel. 086 2777139. Event is free.

Bishop Fintan Monaghan will lead the 62nd Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes from Shannon Airport on Tuesday 26th June, returning on Sun 1st July.  €695 full board for online booking at  www.joewalshtours.ie  or €705 for paper booking.  Special section for sick or assisted pilgrims at  a reduced price. Early booking is advisable, Full details from Fr.Tom Ryan, Pilgrimage Director  061 364133.

World Meeting of Families 2018: Registration for all WMOF 2018 is open via www.worldmeeting2018.ie Individual  pilgrims and families can now register for the main three-day WMOF2018 Congress from August 22nd – 24th, guaranteeing your ticket(s) for the Festival of Families on Saturday 25th August and for the Closing Mass on Sunday 26th August.  Don’t miss out on these once in a generation events.  Register now.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to the Corrigan and White families Portland on the death of Julia Leahy (nee Corrigan) Tynagh which occurred on Sunday February 4th suddenly. Predeceased by her husband Michael and sister Eileen. Survived by her sons Seamus and Michael, daughter Kathleen, daughter-in-law Mary, son-in-law Michael. Grandmother of Colin, Adrian, Emma, Michaerl and Martin. Loving sister of Kathleen, Christine, Nance and Murt, sister-in-law, brother-in -law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and a wide circle of friends. After funeral Mass in St. Laurence's Church, Tynagh, on Thursday 8th  burial took place in Tynagh Cemetery. May she rest in peace.
Sympathy is extended to Liam King and family Ballymacegan and Seamus and family Cashel on the death of their sister Marjorie Hamill, Ballinasloe which occurred on Sunday February 4th. after a short illness. Wife of the late David and devoted loving mother of Andrew and Jane. Deeply regretted by her loving sister Maura Reynolds (Mountrath) and brothers Seamus and Liam, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, neighbours and a wide circle of friends. After funeral Mass on Wednesday 7th in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Creagh burial took place in Creagh Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Late Michael Flynn.

The peaceful death took place of Michael (Micky) Flynn, Redwood, Lorrha and formerly of Woolwich, London.  He is survived by his wife Lynne, sons Daniel and Sean, brother Patrick, sister Margaret, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbours to whom sympathy is extended. After funeral Mass on Thursday Feb. 8th in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church, Rathcabbin, burial took place in Bonoham Cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Late Moira O’Meara.

The death occurred on Sunday February 11th of Moira O’Meara (Nee Bennett Fivealley) Lisballyard, Rathcabbin.  Predeceased by her husband Edward she is survived by her daughters Breda (Borrisokane), Ellen (Eyrecourt) son Michael (Rathcabbin), son-in-law Barry, daughter-in-law Caroline, grandchildren, her sisters Nancy & May, neices, nephews, relatives, neighbours and many friends to whom sympathy is offered.
After funeral Mass in St. Ruadhan’s Church Lorrha on Tuesday morning the 13th  burial took place in the adjoining graveyard. May she rest in peace.

News from Lorrha School.

We extend congratulations to Liam and Rebecca and to all the pupils in the parish, who were confirmed by Bishop Fintan Monahan when he administered the Sacrament of Confirmation in St. Ruadhan’s Church recently. We thank Bishop Fintan and Fr. Pat for all their assistance. Also thanks to the parish pastoral council for providing refreshments in the school afterwards and to all who helped out in whatever way to make the occasion an memorable one for the children and their families.

Applications are now invited for enrolment for September 2018 in Scoil Lua Naofa. An application form can be collected from the school or call (090) 9747295 and we will post one to you. The form is also available to download on our school web site www.lorrhans.ie

First and second class pupils attended an indoor hurling blitz on Thursday Feb 8th in Cloughjordan GAA Centre.  All enjoyed the day and our thanks to the organizers.

The Sacraments of Reconciliation/Communion for Life, for 2nd class pupils will take place in Redwood Church on Thursday March 8th at 7.00p.m.

We will be holding an open day on March 14th. from 1.00pm and all are invited to attend. Anyone wishing to speak with teachers outside of this time, please call the school or drop us an email (see above) to arrange an appointment.

Tracing Relations.

Loretta Harper is tracing her Quirke and Bourke Relations. Patrick Quirke married Catherine Bourke on Feb 2nd 1831. Their children Thomas born 1839 and Anne born 1848 were baptised in Lorrha & Dorrha, so it could have been in either end of the parish. Anyone who thinks they might be able to shed some light on this can leave a message on (086) 8647166 please or email info@lorrhadorrha.ie

Well Done.

Congratulations is extended to Elaine Hogan and Trevor Hogan who were part of the Tipperary Badminton team who won the Munster Final grade G on Sunday last in Limerick.The team beat Clare and Waterford before progressing to beat a strong Kerry side in the final. They now go on to the All Ireland final which will be held in April. Well done Elaine and Trevor and all the best in the All-Ireland final.

Date for Your Diary

The North Tipperary Ploughing Championships will take place on Sunday March 4th  at 12.30 pm in Lisbony, Nenagh by kind permission. More details later.

De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the new collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and mats including bath toilet and shower mats soiled or wet clothing but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village. Many thanks for your continued support.