Lorrha Notes

Please Note that the North Tipperary Ploughing Championships due to take place on Sunday March 2nd has been postponed due to the weather.

Lorrha Notes

Sheila Dillon and Mick O’Meara looking splendid during the C.A.V.A. Awards night in Lorrha Hall last December.


Late Sr. de Lourdes (Joan) Reddin.

The peaceful death occurred after a long illness on Saturday February 15th at Catherine McCauley House, Limerick, of Sister de Lourdes Reddin late of Rathcabbin. After attending Rathcabbin N.S. Joan attended secondary school in Carlow. She trained as a nurse and returned to Carlow where she entered St. Leo’s Convent of Mercy and took the religious name of Sr. de Lourdes. Her nursing skills were put to good use as she was posted to St. Mary’s Knockbeg boys boarding College. Here she was taught highly of by both students and staff, not just for her nursing abilities but also for her love of singing and music and was counted as a wonderful addition to the Convent choir. She made many trips back home to Rathcabbin over the years to visit her family and to have a game of cards with them, something she, and they, enjoyed very much. Sr. de Lourdes was to spend the last years of her life in the care of the staff at Catherine McAuley Nursing Home where she passed away peacefully at the age of 80. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her but in particular by her family. Sympathy is extended to her brother Pat (Cullagh, Rathcabbin), sister Sally O’Donoghue (Corrigeen, Rathcabbin), sister in-law Anne, her Community, nephews, nieces, extended family and a large circle of friends. After concelebrated funeral Mass in the Cathedral of the Assumption Carlow on Tuesday 18th burial took place in St. Mary’s Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Table Quiz Reminder.

Rathcabbin National School Parents Association are holding a Table Quiz on Friday 28th Feb in Kellys Pub at 9pm. Table of four €40. Prizes include 1st Dinner for four in Parkers Restaurant,  2nd €80 Voucher for Kellys Shop, 3rd Four bottles of wine and many spot prizes. Your support would be greatly appreciated as all funds go directly to activities/resources for the children.

Lorrha N.S. Open Day.

Lorrha N.S. open day will be take place on Friday March 7th from 2pm to 3.30pm. If parents are unavailable on that day please contact the school and we can arrange a time that suits you. Enrolment forms for September are available from the school or call (090) 9747295, email luanaofa@eircom.net. Visit our web site www.lorrhans.ie. Come along and meet the staff, speak to the teachers and view our facilities. All are welcome.

North Tipp Ploughing.

The North Tipperary ploughing championships will take place this year on the lands of Eamon and Mary Murphy, Ballingarry, by kind permission, on Sunday March 2nd and subject to weather conditions.  The site is situated 4km off the Borrisokane Road. Pre entry by February 28th to the secretary Denis Cahalan by call or text to (087) 7793719.

Spring De-Clutter.

Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout the Spring months. De-clutter your wardrobe, attack your attic, recycle all unwanted/unused items of clothing to make room for your Spring collection. We will accept any kind of bag or in bags provided by the committee at (086) 8647166. We can collect your unwanted items. Just call or text  (086) 8493595/ (086) 8647166/ (087) 2601413 with your name and details. We appreciate your support. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing  work around Lorrha Village.

Redwood N.S. Open Evening

Redwood NS are holding their open evening on Wednesday, 12th March from 6.00 -8.00 pm. This is an opportunity to visit the school, speak with the teachers and view the extensive range of facilities and resources available to students. Enrolment forms available on the night. Private viewings of the school can also be arranged by calling the school on 090 9747186. All are welcome.

Borrisokane Men’s Shed.

A place for men to make new friends, learn a new skill, do your own project, share knowledge, or just hang out and talk. Date, Thursday 27th February in The Yanks Bar at 8.00 pm. Come along and bring a friend. All welcome.

Borrisokane Athletics Club

Borrisokane Athletics Club are holding a 10k race and a 5k fun run/walk. Entry for 10k is 15 euro and 10 for the 5k. It will be held on Sunday March 16th starting at 1pm. For more information please call 087 2210115.

Social Dancing.

Social dancing continues in the GAA centre on Friday night to the music of Dermot and Irene Ring. Dancing from 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes Reminder.

This year’s Diocesan Pilgrimage will leave Shannon on Thursday June 26th, returning on Tuesday July 1st. The cost this year is still €677 per person sharing.  €10 discount for online booking at www.joewalshtours.ie . Booking forms can be obtained from Joe Walsh Tours, 143 Lower Baggot St, Dublin 2. Tel. 01 2410810.  A limited number of Sick Pilgrims will be accommodated in the Sanctuary of Lourdes at a cost of €556. Applications for sick pilgrims only, to Fr. Tom Ryan, Pilgrimage Director, SS John and Paul Presbytery, Shannon, Co.Clare. Tel. 061 64133. Families or individuals often sponsor a family member, parents or a friend on the occasion of an anniversary or Jubilee with a visit to Lourdes. Sponsorship for sick people is always welcome. For more details, see poster in Church porch and on the Killaloe Diocese website www.killaloediocese.ie.

Day of Faith.

Saturday, 8th March 2014, in the Priory Institute, Tallaght  Village, Dublin 24. Presenters – Fr.Wilfrid Harrington, OP,  Fr. Liam Walsh OP,  FR. Joe Havanagh OP,  Fr. John Littleton.  Call 01404 8124 or visit www.prioryinstitute.ie

Lorrha Camogie.

Just over 2 weeks to go until the Maddest Wedding of the Year! At 8.30pm on 8th March, 2014 Lorrha Camogie Club will host a wedding of a most peculiar nature in the GAA clubhouse, Moatfield.
The names of the happy couple remain a closely guarded secret despite several attempts by the curious to extract information.
Sources close to the Club have hinted at an unorthodox and eventful ceremony.  Guests who are happy to ‘come out’ and declare their own brand of March madness are invited. Animals displaying human traits may well run amuck.  Veterinary inspectors from the ISPCA and Department of Agriculture will be in attendance to ensure proper handling of this rare breed of beast.
It is feared that personal safety may prove an issue, should the madness become too extreme.  Security consultants (on massive bonuses) have been flown in for the occasion. Reasonable levels of odd behaviour are acceptable.  This includes permission to wear fluorescents according to personal taste.
The tidy sum of €10 will secure an excellent vantage point for ceremony, lavish supper, entertaining and good humoured shenanigans, hours of dancing and a licence to be officially March mad. Tickets are on sale around the parish.  Usual terms and conditions apply.
The bride’s parents have requested that guests arrive in good time.  Doors open at 8.00pm.

Tickets are selling fast and Thanks to all who have bought some already. Tickets are €10 each for ages 14+ which includes you entry and into a draw to win 1st Prize: Luxury Night away for two in Cork. 2nd prize: €100 Voucher for David Broderick Sports Therapy, very kindly donated by David (the Best Man Himself!!) and 3rd Prize: Meal for two.  Also on the night wedding ceremony antics with MC on the night the great Hubbie Hogan-say no more!! Special guests, a Lavish buffet, music and much more!  It will be the maddest Wedding of 2014!!  Thanks for your support.

All players, underage and adult are required to register and pay their membership before matches and training commence. No player can train or play without being insured. Membership prices are as follows- Adults: €60(Inc in ticket draw) – Students: €40(Inc in ticket draw)- U18: €20(extra €5 for ticket draw) – Non playing members €30. All new players and members welcome. Please contact Michelle Maher (087)9058128. We will be sending out a text to all parents about training times. Thanks

Junior A League:
The Lorrha girls start off the 2014 Campaign with an away fixture to Burgess/Duharra on this Sunday the 2nd of March, time to be confirmed. Check our Facebook page for Details. Hard Luck to Bebhinn, Caoimhe and Muire Kenendy and the Tipperary Camogie girls who lost on Sunday to Meat and Offaly in the first round of the League.

Lorrha Camogie Club Facebook Page:
Keep up to date on any recent activity in the Club and in the Parish. Send in any old pictures or new and keep up to date on whats happening with the Mock Wedding!

Smile Awhile & Laugh A Little Every Day.

One summer evening during a violent thunderstorm a mother was  tucking her son into bed. She was about to turn off the light when he asked with a tremor in his voice, ‘Mummy, will you sleep with me tonight?’
The mother smiled and gave him a reassuring hug.
‘I can’t dear,’ she said. ‘I have to sleep in Daddy’s room.’
A long silence was broken at last by his shaky little voice:
‘The big sissy.’