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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

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

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

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

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

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

Church News.

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

Lorrha Parish Calendar

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

Date For Your Diary.

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

Forthcoming Birthday.

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

Pilgrimage

Lourdes 2020: The 64th Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from Friday 26th June to Wednesday 1st July; €725 full board with €20 discount for online booking to: joewalshtours.ie

Celebration Dinner Dance.

Shannon Rovers camogie club will host a dinner dance on Saturday, February 22nd at 7pm, in the County Arms Hotel, Birr. Medals will be presented tothe Junior (now Intermediate) and the U18 team. Music by Double Trouble. Special Guest: Liam Sheedy. Tickets €35. For tickets, please contact:  Ute Duggan 087-9151356

Host Families Required.

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

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

GAA News.

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

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

Lotto: The jackpot is at €5,650 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.clubforce.com.

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

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

Registration: Club Registration Night on Friday, 17th January from 8.00-9.30pm in the dressing rooms. Membership and is unchanged from last year. €90 – Adult player; €50 – Minor/College student; €30 – Non-playing Adult (+€70 extra for gym membership); €20 – Juvenile (16 & under); €90 – Family (2 adults & 2 children, capped at €100 for three or more children).

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

Medal Presentation: The Lorrha senior hurlers will be presented with their 2019 County League medals in the Tony Reddin Centre on Saturday 25th January at 9.00pm. The Lorrha Rovers Minors who won the North League Division 2 will also be presented with their medals. All are welcome to attend.

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


Lorrha Notes

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

RAGS Golf Society.

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

Church News.

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

Sympathy.

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

Sympathy.

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

Lorrha Parish Calendar

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

Happy Birthday.

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


Lorrha Notes

              HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL READERS OF THIS WEB SITE

Lorrha Parish Calendar

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

Church News.

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

Late Pat Poland.

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

North Tipp Ploughing News.

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

Portumna Arts Group Annual Little Christmas

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

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

Good Wishes.

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


Lorrha Notes

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

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

19th Edition of Lorrha Parish Calendar on Sale.

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

Church News.

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

Christmas Mass Times.

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

Charity Golf Outing.

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

Rathcabbin Hall Notes: 

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

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

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

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

Portumna Arts Group Annual Little Christmas

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

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

Charity Swim.

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


Lorrha Notes

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

Children from Rathcabbin NS perform their Christmas Nativity play recently. 

19th Edition of Lorrha Parish Calendar on Sale.

Church News.
Sunday Masses Redwood, 1st & 3rd Saturday’s at 6.30pm, Lorrha, 2nd, 4th & 5th Saturdays at 6.30pm. Rathcabbin, Sunday’s at 11.30am. Week day Masses Monday 9.30am in Lorrha (no Mass on Bank Holidays)
Reconciliation Service will be held in Borrisokane Church on Thurs 19th Dec at 8pm. The Leader on the night is Fr Des Hillary.

Christmas Mass Times.

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

Annual Christmas Mass.

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

Late Regina Keeshan.

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

Late Maureen Moran.

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

Charity Golf Outing.

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

News from Lorrha School.

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

Birr Theatre

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

Portumna School Play.

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

St. Kieran’s Care Home Entertainment.

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

Lorrha & Dorrha Football.

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

Redwood NS.

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

Rathcabbin Hall Notes: 

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

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

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

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

Portumna Arts Group Annual Little Christmas

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

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

Charity Swim.

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

19th Edition of Lorrha Parish Calendar on Sale.

GAA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

19th Edition of Lorrha Parish Calendar on Sale.


Lorrha Notes

Rathcabbin Christmas Lights.

All are welcome to rathcabbin church on Wednesday at 7pm for a Christmas community celebration. The children of Rathcabbin national school will present a nativity with song and music and immediately afterward there will be a Christmas sing along led by the alleluia chorus choir with a little poetry and some solos so you can catch your breath! .  The village Christmas lights will be officially switched on and you never know who might drive by outside the window.....

Redwood School Night.

The Redwood NS Christmas Variety Show is on nest Thursday, 12th December at 7.00 p.m. in Redwood Church. All are invited to join us for an evening of great fun and entertainment. The younger classes will perform 'The Nativity' while the older classes stage 'Redwood Rambling House' written and directed by Anne Marie Hough. We will also have Sean Nós dancing and Djembe drumming! Tea and refreshments afterwards in the school afterwards along with the Parents Association Raffle. Come along for a great night out!!

Save the Date.

Lorrha Junior ‘B’ footballers are holding a table quiz on Friday 13th December at 9.00pm in Kelly of Rathcabbin. There will also be a raffle on the night.  Funds raised will go towards the development of Gaelic football in the club. So make it a date for great fun and craic as well as meeting the neighbours!

Annual Christmas Party.

North Tipperary Ploughing annual Christmas party will take place on Saturday December 14th at 7.30pm in The Yanks, Borrisokane. Anyone wishing to attend must book beforehand by calling Denis on (087) 7793719.

19th Edition of Lorrha Parish Calendar on Sale.

The 19th edition of the very popular Lorrha Parish Calendar is available from the following. Pat Hough, Colettes Hair and Beauty, Lorrha shop, Flynn’s Carrigahorig. In Portumna. Salmons Newsagents, The Boathouse Newsagents, Lorraine’s Hair Salon and O’Meara’s Super Valu, Buckley’s Super Valu in Birr and Heenan’s of  Borrisokane.
Packed with photographs from the past and the present, the calendar is a lovely gift for family or friends living away from home, to be used all year round, so it’s out in time to post before Christmas.
If you would like a copy posted to you, email info@lorrhadorrha.ie or call (086) 8647166

Church News.

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

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

 

Christmas Mass Times in Parish.


Christmas Eve Tuesday 24th Mass will celebrated in Lorrha Church at 7.30pm. On Christmas day Mass will be celebrated in Redwood church at 9.00am and in Rathcabbin church at 11.00am. Please note the change of time.

The Annual Ecumenical Carol Service will be held in St Ruadhan’s Church of Ireland on Thurs 12th Dec at 8.00pm, followed by light refreshments. All are welcome.

Annual Christmas Mass.

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

Well Done.

Congratulations and well done to the Lorrha girls who won the minor ‘B’ camogie final with Shannon Rovers on Saturday last when they beat Brian Borus 4.16 to 4.8 after extra time and a great game of camogie. The side was captained by Rovers lass Ciara Tierney and Lorrha’s Clodagh McIntyre. Well done girls.     The Lorrha were well represented by Lisa Duggan, Hannah O’Meara, Allanah Young Clodagh McIntyre (joint captain), and Francis Bugler. Well done to all the girls who played on the day.

Charity Golf Outing.

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

News from Lorrha School.

Portumna Library Winners.

We had a total of seven winners in the Portumna Library Childrens Book Festival which was held recently. Congratulations to Ava Mannion in Junior infants, 2nd class, Eoghan Kennedy, 3rd class Saoirse O’Meara and Oscar Morin Gradwell, 4th class, Katie Downs, 6th class, Ava Young and Chloe Mannion. Well done to all who took part.
GAA Quiz.

Niall Duggan, Emma Kennedy, Chloe Mannion and Ava Young participated in the North Tipperary GAA Primary Schools Table Quiz which took place recently the GAA Centre in Cloughjordan. Well done to the team who enjoyed the experience.

Collections.

We continue to collect used batteries, including fence batteries, used stamps and also used ink cartridges and toners. Items can be left into the school.

Portumna Arts Group Annual Little Christmas

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

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

Charity Swim.

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

GAA News

There was no winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €4,800. The numbers drawn on 9 December were: 1-12-18-22. 3 Match 3's share €120: Bridget Deane, Colm Hogan, Ray Kennedy. Promoters: Agnes Sherlock, Kevin Molloy, Eamonn Maher.
Next Monday's draw will be the Christmas Draw for extra festive prizes. The lotto jackpot is €4950 with €100 Match 3 pot. Thank you for your continued support.

Tony Reddin Park: The official renaming of the club grounds in Moatfield to Tony Reddin Park took place last Saturday night. The function room was full to capacity as club members, supporters, and friends of Tony Reddin gathered, along with family members to formally honour the man who many speakers said, had put Lorrha on the map.

GAA President John Horan was on hand to formally unveil the plaque with members of the Reddin family which will be erected outside the clubhouse this week.

The club would like to thank RTE's Damien O'Meara for an excellent job as MC, Seamus J King for a lovely tribute to the life and times of Tony Reddin, Matt Hassett – County Board President and Michael Tierney – North Board Vice-Chairman for attending, as well as representatives from Mullagh and St Rynagh's GAA Clubs, while John Coman, PRO of the Tipperary Supporters Club accepted the Tony Reddin Perpetual Cup which will be presented each year to the Tipperary senior hurler of the year.

Also on the night, the surviving members of the 1956 senior hurling team that won the North Championship, which Tony Reddin played on, were given special mementos. They were: John Moloney, Frank Larkin, Phil McIntyre, Batty Harding, Seamus King, Martin Darcy while Eugene O'Meara, Paddy O'Meara and Joe Molloy were unable to attend and presentations were accepted on their behalf.

The GAA President also presented the certificate for completion of phase 3 of the GAA's Healthy Club Project to club Health & Wellbeing Officer Michael O'Carroll and committee members James O'Meara and David Broderick.

The club would like to thank everyone involved with organising the event, particularly the stewards who worked in dreadful weather on Saturday night to provide ample parking.

Under 21 Hurling: Hard luck to the Under 21 hurlers who were defeated 3-10 to 3-8 by Borrisokane in the North 'B' final in Puckane on Sunday. A poor start, conceding 2-1, in the first five minutes proved out undoing and despite coming back to level on a number of occasions, were unable to get their noses in front. Thanks to the players and mentors for their efforts this year.

Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw: Congratulations to James Hogan who won top prize of a Skoda/Renault Car or €15,000 in the December Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw last Friday. John O'Brien, Killeen, sold the winning ticket and wins €500. Both men will be presented with their prizes at the January draw will is likely to be hosted by the club, with details to be confirmed.

Table Quiz: Lorrha GAA Club will hold a Table Quiz fundraiser in Kelly's, Rathcabbin this Friday 13th December at 9.00pm. Tables of 4 - €40. Funds raised will go towards the development of Gaelic Football in the club. All support would be appreciated.

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

Juvenile AGM: took place on Monday, 2nd December. Chairperson Tommy Kennedy and Secretary Caroline O'Brien completed their three year terms and were thanked for their great work. However, no successors were elected and it was deferred to the Adjourned AGM. The roles of Vice-Chairperson and Assistant Secretary are also unfilled and must be done so at the Adjourned AGM on Tuesday 7th January in the Tony Reddin Centre or there will be no juvenile committee for the coming year. Volunteers for these positions are urgently asked to come forward and contact Tommy or Caroline who will assist in the transition.
Also, coaches are required for the under 6 & 8 age groups for the coming year and anyone interested is to contact Tommy Kennedy.

Lotto: The jackpot is at €4,950 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.clubforce.com

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday, 13th December with Adrian Ryan. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.


Lorrha Notes

Muireann Kennedy, Rathcabbin NS who recently won 1st place in the under 7 section of Birr Credit Union art competition, theme ‘The Walk of Life” pictured with her mother Siobhan and older sister Clodagh.

The 19th edition of the very popular Lorrha Parish Calendar  has been printed and is available from the following. Pat Hough, Colettes Hair and Beauty, the Lorrha shop, Flynn’s Carrigahorig. In Portumna. Salmons Newsagents, The Boathouse Newsagents, Lorraine’s Hair Salon and O’Meara’s Super Valu, Buckley’s Super Valu in Birr and Heenan’s of  Borrisokane.
Packed with photographs from the past and the present, the calendar is a lovely gift for family or friends living away from home, to be used all year round, so it’s out in time to post before Christmas.
Lorrha Development /Tidy Towns are extremely grateful to everyone who has contributed as without your support their simply wouldn’t be a calendar.
If you would like a copy posted to you, email info@lorrhadorrha.ie or call (086) 8647166

Gratitude.

Many thanks to everyone who helped and supported the Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns in whatever way, at the Annual Christmas market and Auction on Sunday last. To all who donated items for the raffle and auction, those who attended and made purchases and to all who made the day so enjoyable, we appreciate your support. A special word of thanks to Santa for taking time out of his busy schedule to pay a visit and meet with the boys and girls. Apart from the Annual Calendar, this is the only fundraiser the Tidy Towns committee have in the year, which is so vital to keep the wheel turning.
The winners of the raffle were, Hamper – J.J. Maher, Biscuits – Louise Killeen, Bt. Wine – Adrian Boucher, cake – Michael O’Meara. Six people correctly guessed the weight of the cake and after all six names were put in a hat Sean Reid was the lucky name pulled out. Well done to all the prize winners.

Lorrha Camogie Club

Many thanks to those who supported and contributed to our annual Bake Sale on Sunday last during the Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns Christmas market and Auction.  A total of  €395 was raised.

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)

Cois Deirge Pastoral Area:

The Pastoral Councils of our 3 parishes met with Bishop Fintan and the diocesan pastoral team recently. The following points were highlighted.

Necessity has fuelled cooperation between parishes with pastoral planning taking place with our two co- parish priests working well, with more give and take & a volunteering spirit.

A developing confidence in lay leadership in the community and in   leading liturgy was noted.

The decline in church attendance was broken down as a 1/3 attending, 1/3 somewhat interested and 1/3 with little interest in faith.

The challenge of the next Pastoral Plan 2021- 2031 is to tailor the response

to each pastoral area

The nurturing of faith with the young in a culture of competition with so many other choices is very challenging and it is the reality that we face today.

Safeguarding Review for the Diocese of Killaloe:

The Diocese of Killaloe has invited the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (NBSCCCI) to conduct a review of safeguarding practice.  This is the second phase of such a review. This review will take place in January, 2020 If you have any views about Safeguarding in the diocese of Killaloe, we invite you to come forward to the diocese or to the NBSCCCI at (01-5053124).If you wish to report a child safeguarding concern, please contact Ms. Cleo Yates, Director of Safeguarding / Designated Liaison Person (DLP) at 087-3553024, Fr. Pat Malone, Deputy Designated Liaison Person at 086-8096074.or An Garda Síochána or TUSLA.

Rathcabbin Lights.

Rathcabbin Christmas lights will be switched on after a Christmas Sing along in Rathcabbin Church on Wednesday 11th December. This sing song will take place after the Rathcabbin NS Nativity so a wonderful evening of entertainment is promised featuring great local talent. All are welcome to get into the spirit of Christmas on this special night.

TV Game Show Appearance.

Bridie O’Brien of Barna in Co. Galway was the lucky winner of €43,000 after she got to spin the wheel on the TV game show “Winning Streak” on Saturday night last. Bridie is married to Rathcabbin man John O’Brien and she explained that her mother bought the scratch card for her son in-law who celebrated his birthday recently. Well done Bridie and John.

Annual Christmas Party.

North Tipperary Ploughing annual Christmas party will take place on Saturday December 14th at 7.30pm in The Yanks, Borrisokane. Anyone wishing to attend must book beforehand by calling Denis on (087) 7793719.

Demonstration.

A Christmas Flower Demonstration by Richard Haslam will be held in Lorrha Community Hall on Mon 9th Dec at 7.30pm. Tickets €10.   Booking 087 2324800. All Richard's arrangements will be raffled at the end of the demonstration.

RAGS Golfing Society.

RAGS golfing society AGM will take place in Friar’s Tavern on Thursday night December 5th at 8.30pm. New members welcome.

Save the Date.

Lorrha Junior ‘B’ footballers are holding a table quiz on Friday 13th December at 9.00pm in Kelly of Rathcabbin. There will also be a raffle on the night.  Funds raised will go towards the development of Gaelic football in the club. So make it a date for great fun and craic as well as meeting the neighbours!

GAA

Tony Reddin Park: The official renaming of the club grounds in Moatfield to Tony Reddin Park will take place in the GAA Centre next Saturday, 7th December at 7.30pm.

GAA President John Horan will be the special guest and will officially unveil the plaque along with members of the Reddin family. MC on the evening will be RTE's Damien O'Meara. Members of the 1956 Lorrha senior hurling team that won the North Tipperary Championship will also be present while the will be a formal presentation of the Lorrha's participation in the GAA's Healthy Club project. All are welcome to attend what will be a special night.

Under 21 Hurling: Well done to the Under 21 hurlers on their 2-14 to 1-11 win over Borris-Ileigh in the North 'B' Championship semi-final in Puckane on Saturday. Alan O'Meara and Sean Balfry got the goals with Colm Fogarty also in top form to help Lorrha Rovers Gaels progress to the final against near neighbours Borrisokane this Sunday, 8th December in Puckane at 12 noon. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

North Under 21 'A' Hurling Final: Because it isn't possible to play the North U21 'B' Hurling final on Saturday and with it having a Sunday fixture, Tony Reddin Park will not be hosting the U21 'A' final on Sunday.

Table Quiz: Lorrha GAA Club will hold a Table Quiz fundraiser in Kelly's, Rathcabbin on Friday 13th December at 9.00pm. Tables of 4 - €40. Funds raised will go towards the development of Gaelic football in the club. All support would be appreciated.

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

Juvenile AGM: The Annual General Meeting of Lorrha juvenile club took place last Monday night. Full report next week.

Juvenile Football: Well done to Rory Duffy and Donnacha O'Meara who have been part of the North Tipperary U14 & 15 Football panels who have been competing in the Mick Frawley and Tom Collum Cups this month.

Kevin Cahalan lined out with the Tipperary U16's in the Fr Manning Cup.

Lotto: The jackpot is at €4,800 with a Match 3 pot of €120. You can play online at www.clubforce.com

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday, 6th December with John Molloy. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

 

 


Lorrha Notes

All proceeds go to Lorrha Development Tidy Towns. 

 

A proud Lorrha man Dermot Corcoran is pictured here with his three granddaughters Ella, Holly and Alva and with Patrick Bonner Maher who presented certificates in camogie and football to teams in the Round Towers GAA Club, Kildare Town.   Dermot said that as a past Lorrha player of the 60'/70's it was a honour and privilege to meet him  and specially when three of my granddaughters Ella, Holly and Alva were in receipt of Certificates for awards in Camogie and football which he presented.
Well done to all and thank you for the lovely photograph.

 

Lorrha Christmas Market & Auction Dec 1st.  

Lorrha Annual Christmas Market and Auction next Sunday 1st December in Lorrha Community Hall. Market commences at 1.00pm with the auction at 2.30pm. Santa will arrive at 3.00pm. Refreshments served. Also a raffle for some lovely prizes. Home baked Christmas Cakes, puddings, minced pies, toys galore, candles, wreaths and decorations and plenty more besides all inside. The auction of timber, turf, fodder and more will take place outside.
Do please come along and support the Tidy Towns. The 2020 Lorrha Parish calendar is now on sale in local shops and will also be on sale on the day of the market.

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)

Intentions: During the month of November people are invited to place their petitions for their departed relatives in boxes provided in the churches.

Memory Mass. Our annual memory mass for Holy Souls will take place in Lorrha Church at 6.30pm Saturday 30th November.

Annual Christmas Party.
North Tipperary Ploughing annual Christmas party will take place on Saturday December 14th at 7.30pm in The Yanks, Borrisokane. Anyone wishing to attend must book beforehand by calling Denis on (087) 7793719.

Rathcabbin Hall Notes: 

Progressive 25 Cards continue  every Friday night at 8.30pm and last week’s winners on 13 games was Nuala and Tess. 2nd prize on 10 games was Tom & Con, and Tom & Caoimhe.

Bootcamp Fitness Classes every Monday, 7.30pm - 8.30pm in Rathcabbin Hall. €5 Pay as you go. All levels of fitness welcome.

Boxercise for Teens every Monday 6.45pm - 7.30pm, €5 Pay as you go.

Parent, Toddler & Baby Group every Thursday morning in the hall from 10.30am to 12.00pm

A Night of Celebrations.     

Aglish Sociable Ladies invite you to a night of celebration following a tremendously successful fundraiser by the Sociable Ladies in aid of North Tipp Hospice and Suaimhneas. Join us for the presentation with live music “ceol agus craic” in Aglish Hall this Friday night November 29th at 7.30pm. Great night guaranteed.

Lorrha Camogie Club

At our recent AGM the following committee was ratified for 2020. Chairperson Caroline O’Brien, Assistant Chair Clare Fogarty, Secretary Rebekah Lambe, Assistant Treasurer Aoife Brady and PRO Celine Cleary. A total of €1,555 was raised by the Table Quiz and we greatly appreciate the support shown to our U12 and Junior B teams throughout the year.

RAGS Golfing Society.

RAGS golfing society AGM will take place in Friar’s Tavern on Thursday night December 5th at 8.30pm. New members welcome.

Save the Date.

Lorrha Junior ‘B’ footballers are holding a table quiz on Friday 13th December at 9.00pm in Kelly of Rathcabbin. There will also be a raffle on the night. So make it a date for great fun and craic as well as meeting the neighbours!

GAA

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €4,500. Numbers drawn on 25 November were: 2-9-12-28. 4 Match 3's share €100: Carmel Lambe, Seamus Fallon, Michael Coen, Timothy Tierney.
Promoters: Kevin Molloy, Thomas P Cahalan, Mulrooney's Gala.
Next Monday's draw will be for a jackpot of €4,650 with a Match 3 pot of €100. Team 2 in charge of the draw, Team 8 on the Saturday rota.
Thank you for your continued support.

Under 21 Hurling: Lorrha Rovers Gaels defeated Portroe 1-16 to 1-9 in Moatfield on Sunday to progress to the North 'B' Hurling semi-final where they will play Borris-Ileigh next Saturday, 30th November in Puckane at 2.00pm. All support would be appreciated.

Tony Reddin Park: The official renaming of the club grounds in Moatfield to Tony Reddin Park will take place in the GAA Centre on Saturday, 7th December at 7.30pm.

GAA President John Horan will be the special guest and will officially unveil the plaque along with members of the Reddin family. MC of the evening will be RTE's Damien O'Meara. Members of the 1956 Lorrha senior hurling team that won the North Tipperary Championship will also be present while the will be a formal presentation of the Lorrha's participation in the GAA's Healthy Club project. All are welcome to attend what should be a special night.

North Under 21 'A' Hurling Final: It is planned that the first game in the newly named Tony Reddin Park will be the North Tipperary Under 21 'A' Hurling Final on Sunday, 8th December.

Table Quiz: Lorrha GAA Club will hold a Table Quiz fundraiser in Kelly's, Rathcabbin on Friday 13th December at 9.00pm. Tables of 4 - €40. Funds raised will go towards the development of Gaelic football in the club. All support would be appreciated.

Senior AGM: The Annual General Meeting of Lorrha & Dorrha GAA senior club will take place this year in Rathcabbin Hall on Thursday 19th December at 7.45pm. The meeting will go to Lorrha Hall in 2020, pending the completion of extension work.

Juvenile AGM: The Annual General Meeting of Lorrha juvenile club will take place in the GAA Centre next Monday 2nd December at 8.00pm. All parents of players, coaches and those interested in generating the next generation of players in the club are invited to attend.

Juvenile Football: Well done to Rory Duffy and Donnacha O'Meara who have been part of the North Tipperary U15 & 16 Football panels who have been competing in the Mick Frawley and Tom Collum Cups this month. Kevin Cahalan lined out with the Tipperary U16's in the Fr Manning Cup.

Lotto: The jackpot is at €4,650 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.clubforce.com

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday, 29th November with Peter Burke. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

The popular Lorrha Calendar is now on sale in all good business premises in the parish, in Portumna, in Borrisokane and in Birr.


Lorrha Notes

Christmas Market & Auction.

Lorrha Development / Tidy Towns Annual Christmas Market and Auction will be held on Sunday 1st December in Lorrha Community Hall. Market commences at 1.00pm with the auction at 2.30pm. Santa will arrive at 3.00pm.
Anyone wishing to donate items for the auction such as fuel, fodder etc. please call (086) 8493595. Anyone wishing to book a table for the market, please call (086) 8647166.

Church News.
Sunday Masses Redwood, 1st & 3rd Saturday’s at 6.30pm, Lorrha, 2nd, 4th & 5th Saturdays at 6.30pm. Rathcabbin, Sunday’s at 11.30am

Week Day Masses Monday 9.30am in Lorrha (no Mass on Bank Holidays)

Intentions: During the month of November people are invited to place their petitions for their departed relatives in boxes provided in the churches.

St. Kieran’s Dish Out Prizes.

St Kierans Care Home Rathcabbin celebrated their annual  Halloween party recently. A raffle was held for Irish Association Lourdes volunteers, with help from Concepta Coughlan. Thanks to everyone who helped and all who bought tickets. 1st prize ..Catherine O’Dwyer Birr –hamper, 2nd prize Baby J. Kelly Birr-  hamper

3rd prize  Marie Blake, Clareen – hamper,  4th prize. Margaret Daly, Banagher  - sweets, 5th prize, Cian Rafferty,  Ballingarry  - sweets,  6th prize, Peter Spain, Birr –sweets. Many thanks to all.

Book Now.

Lorrha Variety Group present the John B. Keane play ‘Sharon’s Grave’ for three nights, on 22nd. 23rd and 24th  November in Lorrha Community Hall. Directed by Phil Quigley, the doors open at 8.00pm and curtains up at 8.30pm. This year is booking only by phoning 087 1601946. Lines open 6pm to 9pm every evening. Adults €10, students €5.

Poets in the Trenches CD

The ‘Poets in the Trenches’ CD which was launched recently in the Thomas MacDonagh Museum was produced by Cloughjordan native Martin Butler who now lives in Boston. The three poets who fought in WW1 were Tom Kettle, Patrick McGill and Francis Lidwedge, The latter who was a close friend of Thomas MacDonagh.
Track 21 on the CD pays tribute to Private Martin O’Meara Victory Cross recipient from Lorrha. Track 11 pays tribute to Sgt. James Somers from Cloughjordan who was also awarded a VC and track 16 pays tribute to another Cloughjordan man Private Martin Butler who lost his life in WW1. Private Butler is granduncle of the producer of the CD. This lovely CD is on sale in The Thomas MacDonagh Heritage Centre which is open all year round on Tues-Thurs 12-4pm, Fri 4-7pm, Sat & Sun 12-4pm.

Annual Christmas Party.

North Tipperary Ploughing annual Christmas party will take place on Saturday December 14th at 7.30pm in The Yanks, Borrisokane. Anyone wishing to attend must book beforehand by calling Denis on (087) 7793719.

Reminder from Gardí.

Gardaí are reminding licensed firearms holders to keep their licences up-to-date following the seizure of a number of firearms in Co. Tipperary two weeks ago.
Gardaí seized the licensed firearms from three people in the county as their licence had expired. The renewal of a licensed firearm is required every three years by completing a Firearms Renewal Form (FCR) which is then submitted to the owner’s local Garda station. Gardaí say that failure to renew your license will result in your firearm being seized and you may not be granted a new one in the future. It is the responsibility of the firearms holder to ensure their license is up-to-date.

Upcycling Your Wardrobe.

Aglish Sociable ladies present Upcycling Your Wardrobe with Donna Cummins from the Zipyard, on Wednesday 20th November at 8.00pm in Aglish Hall. All welcome. Admission members €5, non members €10.

A Night of Celebrations.     

Aglish Sociable Ladies invite you to a night of celebration following a tremendously successful fundraiser by the Sociable Ladies in aid of North Tipp Hospice and Suaimhneas. Join us for the presentation with live music “ceol agus craic” in Aglish Hall on Friday November 29th at 7.30pm. Great night guaranteed.

Concert.

Fr Ray Kelly will perform in St Joseph's Church in Moneygall on Sunday night December 1st. Concert commences at 7 pm and doors are open from 6 pm with unreserved seating. Tickets are €20 and we would love to have you join us for an evening of music, hymns and song.

GAA  

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €4350. Numbers drawn on 18 November: 4-18-21-28. 2 Match 3's share €120: Aidan Duffy, Kevin Molloy. Promoters: Jimmy Dunne, John McLeish, Thomas P Cahalan.
Next Monday's draw will be for a jackpot of €4,500 with a Match 3 pot of €100. Team 2 in charge of the draw; Team 8 on Saturday rota. Thank you for your continued support.

Under 21 Hurling: The U21 'B' Championship match against Portroe was postponed last Thursday due to the weather and has been refixed for Sunday 24th November in Moatfield at 12 noon but it may be subject to change.

Tony Reddin Park: The official renaming of the club grounds in Moatfield to Tony Reddin Park will take place on the evening of Saturday, 7th December at 7.30pm. GAA President John Horan will be present. More details closer to the date

Senior AGM: The Annual General Meeting of Lorrha & Dorrha GAA senior club will take place this year in Rathcabbin Hall on Thursday 19th December at 7.45pm. The meeting will go to Lorrha Hall in 2020, pending the completion of extention work. Nomination and motion forms to be available shortly.

Juvenile AGM: The Annual General Meeting of Lorrha juvenile club will take place in the GAA Centre on Monday 2nd December at 8.00pm. All parents of players, coaches and those interested in generating the next generation of players in the club are invited to attend.

Lotto: The jackpot is at €4,500 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.clubforce.com

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday, 22nd November with Glen Flynn. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.


Lorrha Notes

Aisling Smith of Rathcabbin Development Association with Sakie O’Brien with the pumpkin Sakie donated for a guess the weight competition which raised over €100 for flowers for the village. Mary Molloy guessed the nearest weight and was within 50g of the actual weight of the pumpkin which was 13,350g or 29 1/2 lbs.  Thanks to Sakie for the pumpkin and to everyone who took part.

Christmas Market & Auction.

The Lorrha Development / Tidy Towns Annual Christmas Market and Auction will be held on the first Sunday in December which this year falls on Sunday 1st December in Lorrha Community Hall. Volunteers are required to help in the preparation and the running of the event.
Anyone wishing to donate items for the auction such as fuel, fodder etc. please call (086) 8493595. Anyone wishing to book a table for the market, please call (086) 8647166.

N.T.Ploughing AGM Results.

There was a great turn out at the North Tipp Ploughing AGM which was held in The Yanks, Borrisokane last week. Some officers were returned and also some new people stepped up to take on positions. Chairman Ray Clancy thanked all outgoing officers for their work to the committee  and he welcomed the new people on board and wished them well. Those elected for the forthcoming year are President Eileen Duffy, Assistant President John Slattery. N.P.A. Director Joe Slattery, Chairman Ray Clancy, Vice Chairman Eamon Murphy, Secretary Denis Cahalan, Assistant Secretary Laura McKenna, Treasurer Andrew Wilson, Assistant Treasurer John Cahalan, PRO Rose Mannion.
The annual Christmas party will take place on Saturday December 14th at 7.30pm in The Yanks, Borrisokane. Anyone wishing to attend must book beforehand by calling Denis on (087) 7793719.

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)

Intentions: During the month of November people are invited to place their petitions for their departed relatives in boxes provided in the churches.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Josie Dermody and family Rathcabbin on the death of her brother Eamon Dillon, Roscrea which occurred on Thursday Nov. 7th. After funeral Mass in St. Cronan’s Church Roscrea on Sunday last 10th burial took place in Camblin Cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Sharon’s Grave for Lorrha Stage.

Lorrha Variety Group present the John B. Keane play ‘Sharon’s Grave’ for three nights, on 22nd. 23rd and 24th  November in Lorrha Community Hall. Directed by Phil Quigley, the doors open at 8.00pm and curtains up at 8.30pm. This year is booking only by phoning 087 1601946. Lines open 6pm to 9pm every evening. Adults €10,  students €5.

Lorrha Camogie AGM

The camogie club AGM will take place Friday 15th November in the Clubhouse at 6.30 PM. The agenda will cover both our Juvenile and Adult teams, all interested in promoting camogie in the parish are welcome to attend.
A big “thank you” to all those who supported our recent Table Quiz, donated prizes and helped organise the successful event. Thanks also to our Quiz masters Aidan and Pauline McIntyre and to Kelly’s, Rathcabbin for providing the venue.

Climate Change Conference.

Banagher College are hosting a Climate change 2020 plus mini conference on 15th November from 7 to 9.00pm with guest speaker Duncan Stewart of Eco Eye. Also attending will be Alastair McKinstry Climate Scientist, An Taisce, Green Offaly, representatives from local industry and Green School students. Admission is free and all are welcome. Enquiries to 05791 51323 or bhassett@bccns.ie.

A Night of Celebrations.     

Aglish Sociable Ladies invite you to a night of celebration following a tremendously successful fundraiser by the Sociable Ladies in aid of North Tipp Hospice and Suaimhneas. Join us for the presentation with live music “ceol agus craic” in Aglish Hall on Friday November 29th at 7.30pm. Great night guaranteed.

Concert.

Fr Ray Kelly will perform in St Joseph's Church in Moneygall on Sunday night December 1st. Concert commences at 7 pm and doors are open from 6 pm with unreserved seating. Tickets are €20 and we would love to have you join us for an evening of music, hymns and song.